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Just a brief note to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone here at Flickering Myth, and to say thank you for supporting the site over the past year.
We'll be revealing our "Top 10 Movies of 2011" on New Year's Eve, but like us you'll likely be casting your eye towards 2012's cinematic slate by now, so to help you plan your viewing here's a selection of potential highlights to look out for in the coming year (sorted roughly by order of arrival)...
Underworld Awakening (dir. Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein)
March and April have quickly become more and more populated. It seems like all the rejected summer blockbusters flock to these two months, hoping the lack of competition will garner them box office glory. Well it doesn't always work, you can't deny that there is money to be made during these two months. And, evident from today's Prelude to 2012, studios want as much money as they can squeeze from these two months. Hit the jump for full details on over 25 films hoping to make an impact in the limbo between Summer and the beginning of the year. Who knows...you may just find something you'll like.
March has always been a busy time for film. In fact, I would say that the year doesn't truly kick off Until this month. Yeah, there's a couple notable releases in January and February (as shown here), but March is when the first blockbusters »
- TheCritic28@gmail.com (Matthew Legarreta)
By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: We’ve spent so much time analyzing the past year, singling out spectacular performances and breaking down key contenders in the 2011 Oscar race. It’s time, with the New Year fast approaching, to look forward. What movies due out in 2012 are you most looking forward to? Which ones will earn the most cash? Which ones will collect the most Oscar nominations and eventual trophies?
I’m going to list my 10 most anticipated movies of 2012. Most are obvious. We’re all film fans, and the same ones that float your boat likely will sit at or near the top of my 2012 list (hello there, “The Dark Knight Rises”).
But I also want to go off the grid in a few spots and highlight a handful of titles that you might not yet be aware of. Let’s discover these gems together. And in the comments section below, »
- Sean O'Connell
If 2011 was a busy year for the beloved Joss Whedon production-wise, both with the shooting of his major tentpole picture “The Avengers” along with his secretly lensed adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” then 2012 should be a time for Whedon to sit back and watch these hotly anticipated projects unfurl. Along with 'Avengers' and 'Much Ado,' we’ll also see the release of “Cabin in the Woods,” a long stalled Drew Goddard-directed/Whedon-penned project that Lionsgate acquired following the financial shakeup at the film’s original studio MGM. As for “The Avengers,” which will finally see popular Marvel heroes like Iron Man and Captain America assemble into the ultimate comic book fighting force, Whedon took some time to discuss the film’s post-conversion process to 3-D with JoBlo. Marvel is no stranger to the post-conversion process, having done it with both “Thor” »
Release Date: January 27, 2012
Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson
Based on the Novel by: Janet Evanovich
Katherine Heigl brings Stephanie Plum – the popular heroine of Janet Evanovich’s worldwide best-selling eighteen-book mystery series – to vibrant life in Lionsgate and Lakeshore Entertainment’s One For The Money.
A proud, born-and-bred Jersey girl, Stephanie Plum’s got plenty of attitude, even if she’s been out of work for the last six months and just lost her car to a debt collector. Desperate for some fast cash, Stephanie turns to her last resort: »
- Michelle McCue
Steven Spielberg has two movies opening this holiday season, The Adventures of TinTin and War Horse. Spielberg producer Kathleen Kennedy recently spoke to The Playlist (via The Film Stage) and discussed some of their rumored upcoming projects. Kennedy mentioned that they “don’t have a writer yet” for Jurassic Park 4 and stated they are “not writing ‘Indiana Jones’ right now”, when asked about Indiana Jones 5.
The historical epic Lincoln starring Daniel Day Lewis is currently filming, and next on the schedule is Daniel Wilson‘s Robopocalypse. Cloverfield writer Drew Goddard is putting the finishing touches on the first draft of the script, and is turning it in this month. Here is what Kennedy had to say about that project: “Steven was very taken with the story. I think there are elements that are similar to ‘A.I.,’ ‘Minority Report,’ things he’s done in the past, and he just views »
Quick! How many superstar directors could get away with opening one blockbuster less than a week after another? Right now that list has one name: Steven Spielberg. As the holiday box office awaits War Horse and The Adventures of Tintin, we’ve seen set pics of Daniel Day-Lewis as our 16th president in Lincoln, and now longtime Spielberg producer Kathleen Kennedy talks about the next project on the director’s eternally-crowded slate: Robopocalypse. [The Playlist]
Kennedy answered a number of question regarding projects that have been rumored (Jurassic Park 4 – “we don’t have a writer yet”), speculated about (Indiana Jones 5 – same story: “We’re not writing ‘Indiana Jones’ right now”), and some of them may very well be wishful thinking (a NeverEnding Story reboot, a Who Framed Roger Rabbit? sequel).
The project she divulged the most details about was the next planned shoot for Spielberg once Lincoln is wrapped (the man »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (thefilmstage.com)
In the last week, a handful of trailers for theatrical releases next year have made their on-line debut, and while I can get away talking about things like Ghost Rider, Cabin In The Woods and maybe even Men In Black 3 on a horror site, we thought now was as good a time as any to start implementing our “Beyond Fright” section. In other words, we’re all here because we love horror, but I’m willing to bet our interests in genres that are just outside of horror are pretty damned similar, so much like we did with our sister site Massive Hysteria, we want the freedom to talk about anything!
That said, let’s take a look a bunch of upcoming movie releases that look pretty darned cool!
The new trailer for Joss Whedon's horror-thriller "The Cabin in the Woods" dropped this week, giving a glimpse at the sci fi scribe's take on the classic friends-trapped-in-the-woods horror plotline. Whedon co-wrote the film with "Cloverfield" writer Drew Goddard, who directs. The picture, originally scheduled for early 2010 release, had been in MGM limbo since it was shot back in 2009. The restructured company is taking it out to theaters next April via Lionsgate. The trailer looks like vintage Whedon: mysterious government men in suits speak cryptic lines like, "The lambs have passed through the gate. They have come to the killing floor." »
Where can you be the among the first audiences ever to see The Cabin in the Woods, The Grey, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the first trailers for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and G.I. Joe Retaliation as well as huge upcoming titles like The Adventures of Tintin, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol all in one sitting, all for one ticket price, with the best film audience imaginable? Butt-Numb-a-Thon, of course. For movie fans, Butt-Numb-a-Thon is the biggest and most rewarding test of film going stamina out there today. Now in its thirteenth year, this annual film festival celebrating the birthday of Ain’t It Cool News  founder Harry Knowles is 24 straight hours of new and vintage films played to a hand-picked audience of fans who had to jump through all sorts of hoops to attend. Homework assignments, applications, embarrassing photos. Butt-Numb-a-Thon is »
- Germain Lussier
Hot on the heels of the recent, tantalising meta-textual poster for Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods, Universal released the much anticipated first trailer for the film earlier this week. On first glance, it appears to be like every other conventional horror movie trailer…until it stabs you in the…wherever expectations are, and bombards you with startling plot twists like flying eyeballs.
But are they really spoilers?
Well, they would be for any normal film, but this is not a normal film.
The brainchild of expectation-subverting genius Joss Whedon (otherwise known as Joss “Subverts Expectations” Whedon) and his protégé Drew Goddard, the long-delayed The Cabin in the Woods has been talked about for years for its originality, genre-deconstructy-ness, and preponderance of twists; as Joss decribes the film, it's “the horror movie to end all horror movies”.
It's the film that’s set to be as twisty as a pretzel. »
On this week's episode of The Golden Briefcase, Tim & Jeremy are joined by Hong Kong-based Twitch editor/critic James Marsh, to discuss their latest Picks of the Week, the newest DVD & Blu-Ray releases, talk through the new trailers for Luc Besson's Lockout and Drew Goddard's Cabin in the Woods and more. The main topic of the night was a discussion on spy films in honor of Tomas Alfredson's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy hitting limited release this weekend. The guys name some of the best examples from the spy sub-genre, and some of the worst. They also talk about the past, present and future tropes of spy movies! The Golden Briefcase is also broadcast Live on Wednesday nights starting ~7:30Pm Pst. You can listen in via our Ustream page or by visiting our own live page right here on Fs. The podcast is just as fun to »
- Tim Buel
Lionsgate has released the first trailer for Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard‘s upcoming horror film, The Cabin in the Woods. I have to admit that we haven’t really covered this movie, thinking it was going to be either pure horror, or something of a satire on the stereotypical “kids in a cabin” cliché horror movie. I, for one was pleasantly surprised that they tossed a big sci-fi twist into this movie.
Check out the trailer below!
10 Geek bonus points for everyone who said “Hey, it’s Topher!” at some point during the trailer.
A group of friends at a cabin retreat scratch the surface of something so massive and horrific that they can only begin to fathom it as time quickly runs out.
- Jason Moore
Joss Whedon obviously likes to get his hands into a variety of projects, and now he's taking a shot at reworking the horror genre. The Cabin in the Woods, as you'll see from the trailer below, starts off in a way that is all too familiar, but we soon learn that there is a serious twist at work.
If the trailer is any judge, it looks like this one is going to add some serious fun, and a new layer of thrills to the standard play of the "alone in the woods" sub-genre. Whatever is going on exactly, it's high-tech craziness mixed in with the gore and slash.
Check it out below.
The Cabin In The Woods was co-written by Joss Whedon (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, Lost), and is Goddard's directorial debut. Starring Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Richard Jenkins (Let Me In) and Bradley Whitford (The West Wing »
- Marc Eastman
Whedon Penned The Cabin in the Woods Gets Trailer
You might think you’ve seen this before because the new trailer for Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s The Cabin in the Woods follows a well-worn path through the land of horror film cliché’s but there’s a sci-fi twist that makes things a little different. It’s up to you to decide if ‘different’ is good or bad.
A group of fun-loving kids get together to drive out to the edge of nowhere to have a good time. Along the way, they encounter a deserted looking gas station that’s manned by a creepy guy that delivers an ominous warning. The young party-goers are too high on life to catch the clue and they naively wander towards what will almost certainly be a gruesome and painful death. Sound familiar? Well, toss in a force field that seems to »
- Marty Shaw
And that's strike two for the Norse warrior god! Yep, just when it looked like Marvel might have found someone to wrangle Thor, his feuding family and Natalie Portman's Jane back on the screen, Patty Jenkins has decided to leave the job of directing Thor 2.
Word of Jenkins kicking off talks to take the job surfaced in September, with the surprise news that the director of Monster really was itching to tackle the superhero sequel. Hers was the first confirmed name after rumours circulated that Game Of Thrones veteran Brian Kirk might be the man for the gig.
Now, though, thanks to those pesky creative differences, Jenkins is bidding adieu to Asgard. Deadline reports that she may well show up calling the shots for another Marvel superhero project, but not a sequel.
Cue a mad scramble and Marvel's executives hitting the contacts book as the studio (and distribution »
With a release date planned for November 15th, 2013, a new director is expected to be announced soon. She won the directors chair from the likes of Drew Goddard, James McTeigue and Breck Eisner so maybe one of these will step in to replace her.
Patty Jenkis had this to say about her exit:
"I have had a great time working at Marvel," she told THR. "We parted on very good terms, and I look forward to working with them again."
Jenkins also said she hoped to return to the superhero genre. “I have a long love of superhero films and I’d been saying over and over to my agents at CAA that I’d like to do one,” she said. “That’s the real revolution. The Marvel guys »
- email@example.com (Flicks News)
Thor 2 is quickly becoming the ugly stepchild of the Marvel universe. First director Kenneth Branagh declined to return, then Game of Thrones director Brian Kirk entered negotiations only to be quickly swapped out for Monster director Patty Jenkins. Now Jenkins has left the project over creative differences, and Marvel is already canvassing agencies looking for a replacement. Hit the jump for more, including a list of possible replacements and Jenkins' likely future at Marvel Studios. Deadline reports that a new director is expected to be found quickly, and given Kirk and Jenkins’ backgrounds it’s probably safe to say that they’re looking into the TV world (ie. not too expensive). The report notes that while Jenkins wasn’t the right fit for Thor 2, “the feeling is that she’ll probably end up working on one of these superhero films, but perhaps not on a sequel.” Given that »
- Adam Chitwood
Prior to watching the first trailer for Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon.s The Cabin in the Woods, I was under the impression that the film was your typical movie about young adults taking a trip into a backwoods area and being tormented by evil forces. And, frankly, that.s the movie the opening of the trailer suggested, replete with creepy hillbillies and the kids swimming in the nearby lake. But then an eagle flies into what appears to be some kind of giant electrical fence and the movie suddenly transforms from The Evil Dead and Cabin Fever into Cube. The reveal has some people wondering if the first preview for The Cabin in the Woods gives away too much of the plot and enters into spoiler territory. In her write up, our own Katey Rich warned viewers of .a major twist,. while sites like The Washington Post and AICN »
The first trailer for The Cabin in the Woods was released yesterday, but we have an updated ad-free 1080p version of the trailer and a newly released image from the film.
“Five friends go to a remote cabin in the woods. Bad things happen.
Lionsgate will be releasing The Cabin in the Woods on April 13, 2012. To view the recently released teaser poster, visit: http://dailydead.com/the-cabin-in-the-woods-new-teaser-poster/
- Jonathan James
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