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Here Come the Teen Boy-Centric Gritty Ya Adaptations

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There’s little question that Hollywood’s “adapt anything Ya!” attitude has helped shepherd a new line of strong (or, at least, pretend strong, as is the case with Twilight’s Bella Swan, a bell I will ring until the day I die) young female heroines into the pop cultural consciousness. The Hunger Games has the sharp-shooting Katniss Everdeen (who will soon incite a revolution in the next two films based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling three-book series), while Divergent has the fear-blasting Tris Prior (who will, hey »

- Kate Erbland

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You Pick Katniss to Be Your Hero

17 March 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Update: Just like in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, when the people are looking for a hero, they turn to Katniss Everdeen - the winner of the Pick Hero Award. Katniss won with 36% of the vote but right at her heels is Percy Jackson, who ran a tight race with 32%. Of course, if you've seen Sea of Monsters, that seems about right for Percy at this point in time (anyone see Clarice?).

Feb. 21, 2014 - It's easy to be a hero when you have super powers, but what about when you don't? The nominees for Pick Hero Award are on their game whether it's to save one life, save their country, save the world or to save an alien planet. Check out the choices (see the video below) and then go vote!

Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), Ender's Game. Learning how to best bullies turned out to be good training for strategical-thinker Ender, »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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Ender's Game: Asa Butterfield Q&A

14 March 2014 4:47 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

With Ender's Game in Sky Store, we persuaded British star Asa Butterfield to take time out from his A-Level studies to chat to us about working with Hollywood legend Harrison Ford, performing weightlessly and what's coming next for the teenage star. Sky Movies: When did you first get involved in Ender's Game? Asa Butterfield: It was quite a long time now. »

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Win! The Book & DVD Of ‘Ender’s Game’!

13 March 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of Enders Game this week, we are giving away 3 copies of the DVD alongside 3 copies of the best selling book!

After an alien race attack, Earth prepares for a future war by recruiting the most intelligent children and training them to lead the inevitable battle. When Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) recruits him to the International Fleet, Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield) quickly establishes himself as the best recruit of his generation with abilities even greater than those of the legendary war hero Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley). As his abilities are tested and honed, he soon becomes Earth’s only hope against total annihilation.

You can buy your copy here now: http://bit.ly/BuyEndersGame

So how do you win one of these amazing prize packs? Just tell us who wrote the Ender’S Game novel!

Send your answer, with your name and address, to our box below »

- Dan Bullock

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DVD Review - Ender's Game (2013)

10 March 2014 3:34 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ender's Game, 2013.

Directed by Gavin Hood.

Starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley and Viola Davis.

Synopsis:

Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.

Another week, another novella giving the Harry Potter/ Twilight treatment and big-screen transition. Created in the 1980s, Ender's Game has been on the Hollywood development table for a long while. Finally released last autumn to mediocre returns and reviews, it like many others has tried to replicate the success of the aforementioned franchises.  But where some saw tills ringing and franchise rights a-booming, Ender's Game fell into the “shot missed” category, along with other misfires like The Golden Compass or The Mortal Instruments.

Not that there isn’t at least something at least some appeal to avid fans of the book, »

- Gary Collinson

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DVD Review: 'Ender's Game'

10 March 2014 5:33 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★★☆☆Orson Scott Card's revered sci-fi novel Ender's Game spent years in development limbo, directors and stars coming and going before South African writer and director Gavin Hood got behind the reins to bring it to the big screen. Hugo lead Asa Butterfield stars as Ender Wiggin, a child prodigy believed to have the potential to lead humanity against the invading alien 'Formics'. Under the stern eyes of a pair of officers played by Harrison Ford and Viola Davis, Ender rises through the ranks of military training school, making allies and enemies along the way. When Ender gets promoted, the film kicks up a gear, introducing mystery elements and several new characters.

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- CineVue UK

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Guy Lodge's DVDs and downloads

8 March 2014 4:08 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The Butler didn't do it for Oscar voters, but there are sharper ideas in some of last year's under-the-radar thrillers

If a film seemingly made for the express purpose of piling up Oscar nominations then receives precisely none, does it make a sound? Well, yes and no. Lee Daniels' The Butler (Entertainment, 12) was a surprise summer hit in the Us, where audiences weary of monsters fighting robots were apparently up for a windy dose of all-star, semi-fictionalised civil rights history, but that doesn't mean it has anything to say.

Awards voters, oddly, couldn't see the hokey Forrest Gump parallels in Forest Whitaker's Cecil Gaines, humble White House butler to every president from Eisenhower to Reagan. A noble cypher who stoically pours tea while history is made around him, he's a less-than-riveting presence around whom to centre the narrative; there's more going on back home, where his radical Black Panther »

- Guy Lodge

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The Oscars' youngest winners and nominees: Where are they now?

26 February 2014 9:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

There's just days to go before Ellen DeGeneres hosts the biggest event in the movie world's calendar - the 86th annual Academy Awards.

This year's nominees include newcomers Lupita Nyong'o and Barkhad Abdi, who are recognised for their supporting breakthrough performances in 12 Years a Slave and Captain Phillips respectively.

Ahead of Sunday's (March 2) glittering ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theater, we reminisce upon other breakthrough roles from some of the youngest Oscar-nominated stars in history - and what they've gone on to do since - below:

Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon

Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history, picking up the Best Supporting Actress trophy at the tender age of 10 for her role as strong-willed tomboy Addie in Paper Moon (1973), in which she appeared opposite her father Ryan O'Neal.

The actress went on to appear in successful movies such as The Bad News Bears Nickelodeon with Burt Reynolds, and »

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DiCaprio, Breslin and Foster: Breakthrough Oscars stars then and now

26 February 2014 9:17 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

There's just days to go before Ellen DeGeneres hosts the biggest event in the movie world's calendar - the 86th annual Academy Awards.

This year's nominees include newcomers Lupita Nyong'o and Barkhad Abdi, who are recognised for their supporting breakthrough performances in 12 Years a Slave and Captain Phillips respectively.

Ahead of Sunday's (March 2) glittering ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theater, we reminisce upon other breakthrough roles from some of the youngest Oscar-nominated stars in history - and what they've gone on to do since - below:

Tatum O'Neal in Paper Moon

Tatum O'Neal became the youngest Oscar winner in history, picking up the Best Supporting Actress trophy at the tender age of 10 for her role as strong-willed tomboy Addie in Paper Moon (1973), in which she appeared opposite her father Ryan O'Neal.

The actress went on to appear in successful movies such as The Bad News Bears Nickelodeon with Burt Reynolds, and »

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40th Annual Saturn Awards Nominations Include The Conjuring, The Walking Dead

26 February 2014 8:17 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

This year’s Saturn Award nominations have been announced and include a number of horror movie and TV releases, such as The Conjuring and The Walking Dead:

“Los Angeles – February, 2014 – Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity and Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug both received 8 nominations as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films today announced nominations for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards, which will be presented in June.

Other major contenders that packed a real punch were The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, Star Trek into Darkness, The Book Thief, Her, Oz The Great and Powerful and Ron Howard’s Rush. Also making a strong showing was the folk musical fable Inside Llewyn Davis, which proves that the Coen Brothers are a genre onto their own. And Scarlett Johansson was the first Best Supporting Actress to be nominated for her captivating »

- Jonathan James

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Pick Actor of the Year is Iron Man 3's Ty Simpkins

26 February 2014 12:00 AM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Update: Iron Man 3 kid co-star Ty Simpkins is the Pick Actor Award winner! As Harley Keener, Ty proved he could go toe-to-toe with the great Robert Downey, Jr. and be the ultimate comic foil to Tony Stark. We wouldn't mind seeing Harley promoted from remote assistant to Iron Man sidekick! You can tell Ty congratulations on Twitter @TYSIMPKINSactor.

Feb. 17, 2014 - Which boy actor astounded you this year? In the Pick Awards, you get to vote for the kid actor you think did the Best job of all the movies last year. Check out the nominees and then go vote on the home page of KidsPickFlicks!

Asa ButterfieldEnder's Game. Asa brought the book to life - showing us that intellect can triumph over muscles as Ender Wiggin, a kid who is bullied chosen to lead an army.

Cameron BoyceGrown Ups 2. We don't have to get "chocolate wasted »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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‘Gravity,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

25 February 2014 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” and Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” each received eight nominations as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films announced the nominations for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was not far behind with seven noms, including best science-fiction film. “Iron Man 3,” “Pacific Rim,” “Star Trek into Darkness” and “Thor: The Dark World” got five nominations apiece.

The Saturns are known for their eccentric fields of nominees. This year “The Hobbit” is up against “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “Her” for best fantasy film.  The best actress category pits “Stoker’s” Mia Wasikowska and “The Wall’s” Martina Gedeck against Sandra Bullock for “Gravity” and Jennifer Lawrence for “Catching Fire.”

Two new categories have been added to reflect the changing times. Best comic-to-film motion picture will see Warner’s “Man of Steel” duking it out »

- Nikara Johns

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‘Gravity,’ ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Lead Saturn Awards Noms

25 February 2014 10:00 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Alfonso Cuaron’s “Gravity” and Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” each received eight nominations as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films announced the nominations for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” was not far behind with seven noms, including best science-fiction film. “Iron Man 3,” “Pacific Rim,” “Star Trek into Darkness” and “Thor: The Dark World” got five nominations apiece.

The Saturns are known for their eccentric fields of nominees. This year “The Hobbit” is up against “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and “Her” for best fantasy film.  The best actress category pits “Stoker’s” Mia Wasikowska and “The Wall’s” Martina Gedeck against Sandra Bullock for “Gravity” and Jennifer Lawrence for “Catching Fire.”

Two new categories have been added to reflect the changing times. Best comic-to-film motion picture will see Warner’s “Man of Steel” duking it out »

- Nikara Johns

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Pick Hero Award Nominees: Katniss, Gru, Percy, Ender or Gru?

21 February 2014 6:10 AM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

It's easy to be a hero when you have super powers, but what about when you don't? The nominees for Pick Hero Award are on their game whether it's to save one life, save their country, save the world or to save an alien planet. Check out the choices (see the video below) and then go vote!

Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), Ender's Game. Learning how to best bullies turned out to be good training for strategical-thinker Ender, even when it turns out the bullies are the world's military leaders. 

Gru (Steve Carell), Despicable Me 2. Is there anything more satisfying than a villain turning into a good guy, bent on saving the world?

Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Katniss really wants to just disappear off the grid and close here eyes to the brutality of the government, but the Capitol won't let her...and neither will her moral code. »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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Giveaway - Win an official Ender's Game theatrical quad poster

20 February 2014 5:12 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ender’s Game is the fast paced sci-fi adventure that will wow audiences with its action packed sequences and stunning array of special effects!

Available to download now on iTunes, blinkbox, Google Play, Xbox Video and PlayStation Store from Entertainment One, Ender's Game features an amazing cast of established talent including Harrison Ford and a standout performance from Asa Butterfield. This is a sci-fi adventure with guts and a whole lot of heart!

Own Ender’s Game now in HD from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/enders-game/id724568224

To celebrate the digital release of the film we are giving you the chance to win an official theatrical quad poster! Read on for details of how to enter the competition...

In the near future, a hostile alien race have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. »

- Gary Collinson

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Win! An ‘Ender’s Game’ Official Quad Movie Poster!

19 February 2014 12:50 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Ender’S Game is the fast paced sci-fi adventure that will wow audiences with its action packed sequences and stunning array of special effects!

Available to download now on iTunes, blinkbox, Google Play, Xbox Video and PlayStation Store from Entertainment One, Ender’s Game features an amazing cast of established talent including Harrison Ford and a standout performance from Asa Butterfield. This is a sci-fi adventure with guts and a whole lot of heart!

Own Ender’S Game now in HD from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/movie/enders-game/id724568224

To celebrate the digital release of the film we are giving you the chance to win an official theatrical quad poster! To win yourself the poster, just tell us the name of Harrison Ford’s character in Star Wars!

Send your answer, with your name and address, to our box below with the subject ‘Enders Game Poster‘. We’ll »

- Dan Bullock

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Interview with Ender’s Game Director Gavin Hood and Movie Blu-Ray Release

18 February 2014 8:30 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Ender’s Game is adapted from Orson Scott Card’s classic sci-fi novel, the story follows a young boy who stands out from a group of exceptional children who are selected and trained in rigorous battle simulations and aggressively groomed to become ruthless master strategists and sent off to war. The film stars Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, and Moises Arias. Writer and Director Gavin Hood spoke to us in an interview about his work on Ender’s Game. I had the opportunity to experience the freedom of the Zero G simulator from the movie for myself with the guidance of stunt coordinator Garrett Warren at the Digital Domain studio  [ Read More ]

The post Interview with Ender’s Game Director Gavin Hood and Movie Blu-Ray Release appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Laura Gaddy

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Pick Actor Nominees Beat Bullies & Kick Butt

17 February 2014 2:20 PM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Which boy actor astounded you this year? In the Pick Awards, you get to vote for the kid actor you think did the Best job of all the movies last year. Check out the nominnes and then go vote on the home page of KidsPickFlicks!

Asa ButterfieldEnder's Game. Asa brought the book to life - showing us that intellect can triumph over muscles as Ender Wiggin, a kid who is bullied chosen to lead an army.

Cameron BoyceGrown Ups 2. We don't have to get "chocolate wasted" to appreciate that  making us laugh as hard as Cameron did isn't easy.

Jaden SmithAfter Earth. Jaden shows us it would be really scary to be alone on an abandoned planet, when only you can save your injured dad! Luckily, he also shows us what it's like to find courage. 

Kenton DutyContest. Actors love to show their "range," and »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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Come Vote in the 8th Annual Kpf Pick Awards!

13 February 2014 11:16 AM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Voting is now open in the 8th Annual KidsPickFlicks.com Pick Awards and Your vote is important! The Pick Awards is the way teens, tweens and kids can show what we think is Best and what is important to us in movies. Check out the categories and the nominees and then go to the home page of KidsPickFlicks.com to vote - you can vote once a day in each category! 

Pick Movie of 2013:

Despicable Me 2

Epic

Frozen

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Monsters University

Ick Movie of 2013:

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

The Host

The Lone Ranger

Turbo

Pick Actress:

Abigail Breslin, "Valentine Wiggin" in Ender's Game

Joey King, "Emily" in White House Down

China Anne McClain, "Charlotte Mackenzie" in Grown Ups 2

Katherine McNamara, "Sarah O'Malley" in Contest

Hailee Steinfeld, "Juliet Capulet" in Romeo & Juliet

Sophie Nelisse, "Liesel Meminger" in The Book Thief

 

Pick Actor:

Asa Butterfield, »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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The top 25 underappreciated films of 2008

12 February 2014 4:14 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 13 Feb 2014 - 06:39

Our voyage through history's underappreciated films arrives at the year 2008 - another great year for lesser-seen gems...

For some, 2008 will be memorable as the year of The Dark Knight, with its astonishingly unhinged turn from the late Heath Ledger. Alternatively, it could be remembered as the year a legion Indiana Jones fans left cinemas glum-faced, having sat through Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.

Elsewhere, Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan sang and danced on a Greek island in Mamma Mia!, while Will Smith played an alcoholic superhero in Hancock. But as usual, 2008 offered plenty of watchable movies outside the top 10, which is where we swoop in - like Hancock after a bottle of gin.

So as usual, here's our selection of 25 underappreciated films from the year 2008 - starting with a British horror film starring Michael Fassbender...

25. Eden Lake

James Watkins had written »

- ryanlambie

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