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Brian Gallagher's Top Overrated / Underrated Movies of 2012

31 December 2012 2:49 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Back in June, I had only seen just over 20 movies that had been released in 2012. After deciding that was unacceptable, and thanks to Netflix Instant, Redbox, Amazon Instant Video, and of course, advanced screenings and my local Hollywood theaters, I devoted the last half of the year to seeing as many movies as I could, bringing my tally to around 150 for the year (check out the full list of all the 2012 movies I watched this year here). Since the Mayan apocalypse never came a few days ago, I figured it is a good time to break down my favorite movies of the year. Like last year, I have compiled three separate lists: the Most Overrated Moves of the Year, Most Underrated Movies of the Year, and my Top 10.

Now, there are a lot of great movies that you will not find on these lists, such as blockbusters Marvel's The Avengers, »

- MovieWeb

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Julian Roman's Top 10 Movies of 2012

31 December 2012 2:32 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Putting together this year's best of 2012 list is akin to the buffet at my favorite barbeque restaurant. There's so many good choices, it's pretty difficult to know what to pick. 2012 was an excellent year in cinema. From Sundance in January to the slew of awards contenders in December, there was a tremendous variety of great films across every genre. Whittling down to the ten best movies was as tough a process as I've ever had writing this article. I chose my top 10 with the ideal of repeated viewing in mind. What films would stand the test of time? What films would I watch a second time if it were 3Am and I came across them on late night TV? Much like the buffet analogy, what would make me fill up my plate again and again. As we review the choices, let's start off with the films that didn't make the cut. »

- MovieWeb

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SFotD: ‘Mama,’ the Short That Scared Guillermo Del Toro Into Making a Movie

31 December 2012 12:00 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Why Watch? This January, we’ll be able to see Andres Muschietti‘s Mama, which finds Nicolaj Coster-Waldau and a goth Jessica Chastain adopting two feral girls (trailer here). The feature makes this short film a prologue to a much larger story, but it’s not hard to imagine what scared producer Guillermo del Toro when he first laid eyes on this gripping three minutes. Simplicity itself, the script for Mama was probably less than a page, but the combination of screaming children, little feet running away in terror, groaning string music, camera work that seems to contort the space its in, and a jerking murder of humanity is more than enough to fray nerves. The 2008 short gets an improved presentation here, complete with an introduction from del Toro. [Aint it Cool] What will it cost you? Only 3 minutes. Skip work. Watch more short films. »

- Scott Beggs

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Watch the short film that inspired Guillermo del Toro’s Mama

31 December 2012 1:46 AM, PST | TotalFilm | See recent TotalFilm news »

In February 2013, Mama – the latest horror film produced by movie-making machine Guillermo del Toro, starring Jessica Chastain – will debut in UK cinemas. Now the creepy short film that inspired the feature has been released online, replete with an introduction by del Toro himself. Sharing the feature’s title, Mama is a three-minute short in which two girls are haunted by the eponymous figure – a spindly nightmare with a serious case of rigor mortis. “The short was one of the scariest little scenes I’ve...

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- Josh Winning

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News Shorts: December 30th 2012

30 December 2012 9:35 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Posters for The Place Beyond the Pines, After Earth, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Movie 43, Snitch and To the Wonder.

A photo from Pacific Rim, and a photo of Sharlto Copley as the villain Kruger in Neill Blomkamp's Elysium.

A former producer on the ill-fated film adaptation of Nintendo's "Metroid" game series has talked in-depth with IGN as to why that project imploded.

"Netflix have announced a May 4th premiere date for the 14 episode new season of 'Arrested Development'…" (full details)

"An Amazon e-mail suggests a March 26th release date for the much anticipated 'Grand Theft Auto V', though many game journalists are sceptical and believe a late April release is far more likely…" (full details)

"'Uncharted' game developers Naughty Dog have announced a May 7th release date for their much anticipated post-apocalyptic survival game 'The Last of Us' for the PS3…" (full details)

"Film critic Roger Ebert »

- Garth Franklin

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News Shorts: December 30th 2012

30 December 2012 9:35 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Posters for The Place Beyond the Pines, After Earth, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Movie 43, Snitch and To the Wonder.

A photo from Pacific Rim, and a photo of Sharlto Copley as the villain Kruger in Neill Blomkamp's Elysium.

A former producer on the ill-fated film adaptation of Nintendo's "Metroid" game series has talked in-depth with IGN as to why that project imploded.

"Netflix have announced a May 4th premiere date for the 14 episode new season of 'Arrested Development'…" (full details)

"An Amazon e-mail suggests a March 26th release date for the much anticipated 'Grand Theft Auto V', though many game journalists are sceptical and believe a late April release is far more likely…" (full details)

"'Uncharted' game developers Naughty Dog have announced a May 7th release date for their much anticipated post-apocalyptic survival game 'The Last of Us' for the PS3…" (full details)

"Film critic Roger Ebert »

- Garth Franklin

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Guillermo del Toro introduces 'Mama' inspiration - video

30 December 2012 6:32 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Guillermo del Toro introduces the short film which inspired his upcoming horror movie Mama. In the video below, Mama producer del Toro introduces the original film that led him to make his own full-length feature. Del Toro explains that the 2008 short by Andreas and Barbara Muschietti led him to create the feature film version. Mama was co-written by the Muschiettis and Luther creator Neil Cross. The film finds Annabel (Jessica Chastain) and Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) faced with the challenge (more) »

- By Charlotte Grant-West

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2013 film preview: Tarantino tackles slavery and Star Trek goes Into Darkness

30 December 2012 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

And with new movies from Steven Spielberg, Kathryn Bigelow, Neill Blomkamp and Steve McQueen, the new year is looking like a great one for film

Django Unchained

(Director Quentin Tarantino)

Tarantino is back on top form with this delirious revenge western set in 1858, with Jamie Foxx as Django, a freed slave on a mission to release his wife, Broomhilda (Kerry Washington), from the clutches of evil slavemaster Calvin Candie. Not only is Candie lipsmackingly played by Leonardo DiCaprio, he also has a sinister servant called Stephen – a superb performance by Samuel L Jackson. Outrageously enjoyable. 18 January.

What Richard Did

(Director Lenny Abrahamson)

The gifted Irish director who gave us Adam & Paul and Garage returns with a film about Ireland's young and rich. Richard (Jack Reynor) is a schoolboy rugby star who has grown accustomed to being wealthy and successful. He sets his sights on a young woman, wins her away from her boyfriend, »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Celebrity pictures: Rihanna, Jesse Metcalfe, Lea Michele, more

29 December 2012 11:10 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Dallas actor Jesse Metcalfe spent time with his girlfriend Cara Santana in the Kings Road Cafe, Los Angeles. Lea Michele was also enjoying the winter sun as she left a hair salon with her mother. The Glee star teamed her sleek brunette hairstyle with an electric blue checked shirt. In New York, Chris Noth was seen grabbing a coffee, Katie Holmes was all smiles despite the cancellation of her Broadway show and Jessica Chastain was seen at the stage door of the Walter Kerr Theater ahead of her performance in The Heiress.

Elsewhere, Rihanna (more) »

- By Donna Cini

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Guillermo Del Toro introduces Mama short film

29 December 2012 7:45 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

After producing The Orphanage and Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark, having Guillermo Del Toro's name attached to a horror movie is seen as a mark of quality. Mama is the latest film to receive this honour, and with its extremely creepy first trailer, it is definitely a movie for horror fans to keep an eye on. The films promo campaign is kicking into high gear, and we now have our first look at the short movie it is adapted from, with an introduction from Del Toro telling what attracted him to the project in the first place. It is a nice taster of what the film, starring Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, has in store for us when it hits cinema's next year. Synopsis: Annabel and Lucas are faced with the challenge of raising his young nieces that were left alone in the forest for 5 years.... but how alone were they? »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Cool Clicks: The Top 10 Geek Movies of 2012

29 December 2012 4:00 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

We scour the interwebs for the coolest movie news and more so you don't have to ...

• The Top 10 Geek Movies of 2012. We wonder how Ben Affleck feels about "Argo" being on this list? [Heat Vision]

• Watch the creepy horror short that inspired the new Jessica Chastain thriller "Mama," introduced by Guillermo del Toro. [YouTube]

• Now watch the 1985 Russian version of "The Hobbit." Dear lord. [Death and Taxes]

• Now watch Frodo Baggins kill and kill again in the first six minutes of the "Maniac" remake. Make it stop! [SlashFilm]

• Excelsior! Stan Lee is 90 and a day. [ComicBookMovie]

• Fun with Movie Poster Face Swap! Because you need fresh material for your nightmares. [ScreenCrush]

• And now, the Most Unintentionally Funny Movie Moment of 2012. Okay, yeah — this was pretty ridiculous. [The Playlist]

• Some valuable lessons we can learn from the most pirated movies of 2012. [Movieline]

• Ned Rocknroll gave his new wife Kate Winslet a ticket to outer space. Some people actually live these lives. [The Sun]

• The 12 Sexiest »

- Bryan Enk

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Jessica Chastain Won’t Star In Franco’s ‘Good People’ Due To Schedule Conflict

29 December 2012 3:21 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Actress Jessica Chastain has reportedly turned down a starring role in James Franco’s upcoming movie entitled ‘Good People’. According to Just Jared, Chastain couldn’t commit because of her busy schedule. “She wanted to do it but passed as she wasn’t available when production wanted to shoot. Both of their schedules are really crazy and just didn’t line up,” a source shared. The ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ star is currently attached to ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His’, per IMDb, and director Andres Muschietti’s ‘Mama’. The Franco lead feature revolves around a couple in financial straits due to expensive fertility treatments. Desperate, the pair rob their dead tenant to pay the bills  [ Read More ]

The post Jessica Chastain Won’t Star In Franco’s ‘Good People’ Due To Schedule Conflict appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Sarah Anne Luoma

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'Downton Abbey' creator on departure of Dan Stevens: 'No option'

28 December 2012 8:59 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Spoiler Alert! If you’re a Downton Abbey fan who hasn’t seen season 3, you may want to stop reading. Now.

We mean it.

Okay you’ve been warned.

Now that the cat’s out of the bag that Dan Stevens, who plays Matthew Crowley, won’t return for season 4 of Downton Abbey, Creator Julian Fellowes gave an interview to a British newspaper that explained why he “didn’t really have an option” but to end the character’s run on the Emmy-winning drama. The third season will begin airing Jan. 6 on PBS.

“We have always tried to persuade him to stay, »

- Lynette Rice

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Guillermo Del Toro Shares The Short Film That Inspired Mama

28 December 2012 7:38 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Guillermo Del Toro doesn.t really need to make Pacific Rim. The writer-director stays plenty busy producing genre projects that tickle his fancy. Mind you, we.re thrilled that he.s still inspired to have massive robots fighting off giant, freaking monsters for our summer-blockbuster enjoyment. But while we wait for Rim to hit a few months, right now the director wants to get us ready for Mama, a witch tale he helped produce. According to Del Toro, Andres Muschietti.s horror feature started as a short film about two orphaned girls found in the woods. They are handed over to a foster parent (played, in the movie, by the versatile Jessica Chastain), only to learn that their supernatural .mother. has followed them. Del Toro appears before a YouTube clip to intro the original short, which you can now watch right her as you prepare for the feature-length version: .Mom »

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Video: Guillermo Del Toro Introduces Short Film That Mama is Based On

28 December 2012 6:14 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Guillermo Del Toro's new horror film, called "Mama," will hit theaters on January 18th. Today, he unveiled the short film that the movie is based on. It includes an introduction by Del Toro, explaining what convinced him to produce the movie. Check out the video below. Plot: The story revolves around two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their parents were killed. When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night. The new movie is directed by Andres Muschietti, and stars Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Short Film: »

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'The Hollywood Reporter's' Video Series, Ep. 3: Oscar Contenders Dress to Impress

28 December 2012 4:47 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Hollywood Reporter has released the third installment of its new weekly web series The Hollywood Reporters. In each episode, THR awards analyst Scott Feinberg, the series' host, chats with colleagues from THR's newsroom about different aspects of the awards race. Photos: Golden Globes 2013: Nominated Actresses' Looks Leading Up to the Main Event This week, Feinberg was joined by senior fashion and beauty writer Merle Ginsberg for a discussion about the role of red carpet fashion in the awards season, generally, and this particular awards season, in which both female acting categories will probably be won by serious fashionistas: Jessica Chastain (Zero

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- Scott Feinberg

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Mushietti’s Disturbing ‘Mama’ Short Introduced By Guillermo Del Toro

28 December 2012 2:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Those in the Us will hopefully be terrified by Andres Muschietti’s upcoming horror effort, Mama, for all the right reasons come its release on the 18th January (we here in the UK have to wait until the 22nd February). The film, which stars Jessica Chastain and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, tells of Annabel and Lucas, a couple who are faced with the challenge of raising Lucas’ young nieces, who disappeared 5 years earlier along with their mother. Once the two young girls are found alive living in squalor in a cabin in the woods following the murder of her mother, the mystery of just how ‘alone’ they really were is soon to be answered…

Producer of the full-length feature, Guillermo del Toro, introduces Mushietti’s creepy short film which certainly shows why it caught his eye. Fingers crossed the film is better than Troy Nixey’s sleep-inducing Don’T Be Afraid Of The Dark, »

- Craig Hunter

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Watch: The Horror Short That Inspired 'Mama' Starring Jessica Chastain, Introduced By Guillermo Del Toro

28 December 2012 1:38 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

It may seem a bit weird that Jessica Chastain is doing what appears to be a pretty low-rent horror movie, but we'd reckon it's another way to get an auteur notched on her belt that already includes names like Terrence Malick, Jeff Nichols, Kathryn Bigelow, John Hillcoat and more. Guillermo del Toro is the producer behind "Mama," which finds Chastain replacing her fiery red locks for a black-haired goth look, and before you see the movie, you can now check out the short that got the ball rolling. Del Toro himself introduces the very brief movie, directed by Andres Muschetti (who helms the feature too), and well, describing it seems futile when you can just watch it yourself. But it's easy to see why this snagged del Toro's attention. As for the feature, Chastain co-stars with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, playing a couple who take in some orphaned nieces with sinister results and jump scares. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Watch: New TV Spots For 'Zero Dark Thirty' & 'A Good Day To Die Hard'

28 December 2012 1:16 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Santa may have already left the building, but that doesn't mean marketing or advertising stops, as an awards contender and blockbuster hopeful hit the small screen to get your hard earned cash. So let's dive in. First up....listen, we know. It seems people can't shut up at this point about "Zero Dark Thirty," the most controversial movie of the year that most people haven't seen yet. Both Kathryn Bigelow and Jessica Chastain have weighed in on the politics around the movie, and even Rupert Murdoch has been flapping his social media gums, but enough talk, let's see some stuff from the movie. A new U.K. TV spot has dropped, with a medley of footage new and old, playing up the based-in-fact account of the tale. No matter how you slice it, this is one thriller that will get your pulse pounding, no matter which side of the argument you're on. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Guillermo del Toro Introduces You to the Original Mama

28 December 2012 12:18 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The release of the Guillermo del Toro-produced and Andres Muschietti-directed supernatural chiller Mama is speeding at us like a bullet, and to get you further primed for the spooky foray, you can now watch the original short with a Del Toro introduction!

Mama stars Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Megan Charpentier, Isabelle Nélisse and Daniel Kash. Look for it in theaters on January 18, 2013.

Synopsis

Five years ago, sisters Victoria and Lilly vanished from their suburban neighborhood without a trace. Since then, their Uncle Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend, Annabel (Jessica Chastain), have been madly searching for them. But when, incredibly, the kids are found alive in a decrepit cabin, the couple wonders if the girls are the only guests they have welcomed into their home.

As Annabel tries to introduce the children to a normal life, she grows convinced of an evil presence in their house. Are the sisters experiencing traumatic stress, »

- Uncle Creepy

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