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3 items from 2012

On The Road (2012) Movie Trailer: Walter Salles, Kristen Stewart

10 March 2012 4:15 PM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

On the Road Trailer. Walter Salles‘ On the Road (2012) movie trailer stars Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Kirsten Dunst, and Tom Sturridge. On the Road‘s plot synopsis: “Just after his father’s death, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a devastatingly charming ex-con, married to the very liberated and seductive Marylou. Sal and Dean bond instantly. Determined not to get locked in to a constricted life, the two friends cut their ties and take to the road with Marylou. Thirsting for liberty, the three young people head off in search of the world, of other encounters, and of themselves.”

On the characters represented in On the Road:

Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty (aka the book’s fictionalized version of Neal Cassady),Sam Riley as Sal Paradise (Kerouac’s fictional alter-ego) and Kristen Stewart as Marylou…And Viggo Mortensen‘s version of William S.  Burroughs »

- R.W.

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Film Review: The Thing (2011): Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton

18 February 2012 3:00 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Thing (2011) Film Review, a movie directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel EdgertonEric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ulrich Thomsen, Kim Bubbs, Stig Henrik Hoff, Jonathan Walker, and Carsten Bjornlund.

One could say that The Thing (2011) is like the Halloween remake and the Star Wars prequels: the original is better than new incarnation in almost every way. Like the Halloween remake, what was copied over into this The Thing from John Carpenter’s original film was done better the first time and what material was originated in this film should have been expanded upon. Like the Star Wars prequels, The Thing should have created its special effects in the same manner as the original film instead of going the hyper real CGI route. In that way, this prequel and its effects could have seamlessly transferred the viewer from one film (the prequel) to the »

- filmbook

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The Thing (2011) - Blu-ray Review

30 January 2012 8:39 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

2011.s The Thing is an unnecessary CGI-slick prequel to John Carpenter.s 1982 classic sci-fi/horror film The Thing. It isn.t horrible and does several things right, but is easily forgettable as soon as the end credits roll. Based on John W. Campbell Jr. short story "Who Goes There?," the prequel was directed by Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. and written by Eric Heisserer. The film stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Paul Braunstein, Trond Espen Seim, Kim Bubbs, Jørgen Langhelle, Jan Gunnar Røise, Stig Henrik Hoff, Kristofer Hivju, Jo Adrian Haavind, and Carsten Bjørnlund. Heijningen and company do an excellent job of tying the prequel to Carpenter.s film (a fire axe placed »

- Patrick Luce

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