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Summer is almost upon us, which means lots of sun, beach-going, and movie-viewing (of course). The traditional movie-going experience can have you couped up in a theater for hours, which means you'll miss the beautiful weather outside. Luckily, Moviefone is taking you out of the theater, and into the sunshine (and under the stars) with this year's Street Food Cinema. The annual outdoor movie festival gives Los Angeles-area residents (or anyone visiting L.A. this summer) the chance to watch a full and diverse line-up of films in the fresh summer air of Exposition Park. The event also features gourmet food trucks and music from emerging L.A. musicians. Tickets to the event are $10, which includes access to the food, music, and live entertainment. Check out the full schedule below, and find out more information at the official Street Food Cinema website. Schedule May 25th - Stand By Me w »
- Dana Taddeo
The redband trailer for coming-of-age comedy The Kings Of Summer has arrived and it promises a heap of laughs, inappropriate jokes and teenagers living in the moment. The Kings Of Summer sees three teenagers sick of their parents trying to run their lives make a bid for freedom for a summer they will never forget. Hiding out in a custom made tree house in the woods they take control of their own destiny and fend for themselves for the first time.
Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, who premiered the film at Sundance 2013, has said he was inspired to make the movie by his favourite childhood movies; those from Amblin Films and the quintessential coming-of-age movie Stand By Me. The homage to the later is apparent even in this trailer; a portrayal of the transition to adulthood that is both genuine and funny.
Having seen The Kings Of Summer at Sundance London 2013 I »
- Victoria Bull
A red-band trailer for director Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ coming-of-age comedy/drama The Kings of Summer has been released online. The story centers on Joe (Nick Robinson), Patrick (Gabriel Basso), and Biaggio (Moises Arias), three teenagers who are fed up with their parents and decide to live in a house they build in the woods. Reported missing, the boys enjoy an idyllic summer until their friendship begins to strain from mistrust and jealousy. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews, and while I wasn’t as smitten with it as most people, it’s undeniably a unique piece of filmmaking. This trailer does a nice job of teasing the film’s tone and attitude, which I’d describe as a bit like a reverse Step Brothers meets Stand By Me by way of Terrence Malick. There’s also a tease of the film’s funniest scene by far, »
- Adam Chitwood
The Vampire Diaries, Season 4, Episode 23: “Graduation”
Directed by Chris Grismer
Airs Thursdays at 8pm (Et) on the CW
This week, on The Vampire Diaries: Everyone graduates, we meet Silas, and Elena makes her choice
The Vampire Diaries has had a wildly uneven season four. Yes we’ve had all-time best episodes like “Memorial” and, in particular, “Stand by Me”, but we’ve also gotten episodes that are downright dreadful, such as “After School Special” . The central character has been all but abandoned as a priority, with any agency or sense of self missing from Elena for the majority of the season, the Big Band has been almost completely bungled, and many of the supporting and periphery characters have been written horribly inconsistently. It’s not surprising then that the finale should suffer from many of the same problems as the rest of season four. »
- Kate Kulzick
Let’s just jump into what happened this episode, shall we?
Flashback time! Innocent little boy Leo is just watching over his sheep. Then he wanders off into a cave filled with dead Sons of Mithras and some dude hanging from the ceiling. It’s like Stand By Me, if River Phoenix and friends stumbled onto the Heaven’s Gate cult post-suicide.
Leonardo wakes up in jail to his fellow inmates’ homophobic insults. He shrugs their verbal barbs off, until one criminal steals a smaller prisoner’s food. With the kung fu prowess of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle he’s named after, Leonardo beats down the bully and is sent to solitary confinement. Tom Riley absolutely goes off playing someone whose sanity is stretched to its breaking point, and it’s fun watching.
Meanwhile Lorenzo tries filling the Medici coffers since the Vatican banks with Pazzi Mutual now. This »
- Daniel Mikelonis
Star Trek Into Darkness (12A)
Those cinemagoers won over by Abrams's first Star Trek movie (even if they can barely remember it now) won't be disappointed with this finely tuned follow-up, which deftly balances action crises, sci-fi repartee and the ongoing Kirk/Spock bromance, but adds enough surprises to keep things interesting, largely by way of Cumberbatch's shifty supervillain.
Another distinctive, beguiling southern parable from Nichols, this time tracking the friendship between two boys and the mysterious fugitive they find down by the river. It's like a mix of Stand By Me, Night Of The Hunter and Terrence Malick. »
- Steve Rose
Joe Toy (Nick Robinson) is fed up with his life at home. His older sister is moving away and he can’t bear the thought of spending the whole summer at home alone with his father (Nick Offerman), who we first meet mercilessly chastising Joe for masturbating in the shower. Ever since his mother died his dad hasn’t been the same – to the extent that Joe regularly calls the police to report him as a missing person. Their comic interplay is fantastic, but the characters are clearly having a lot less fun around each other then the audience are watching them – so Joe decides to run away.
His best friend Patrick (Super 8’s Gabriel Basso) has the opposite problem with his parents. They’re too nice, too overbearing. It doesn’t take much for Joe to convince Patrick to join him on his summer escapade, while another strange »
- Joe Cunningham
Writer-director Jeff Nichols serves up a rich and traditional slice of Americana, a movie built on the time-honoured device of witnessing a crisis in the adult world from the viewpoint of children.
It's contrived but nicely shot, and has a strong performance from Matthew McConaughey, who is getting better all the time. Ellis (Tye Sheridan) and Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) are teens who one summer take a boat out to a deserted island in the Mississippi where a flood has surreally dumped another boat up in the trees.
The boys are set to make it their own private treehouse, but find food and dirty magazines. Somebody else is there: a grinning, garrulous but tough-looking guy called Mud (McConaughey) who makes it clear he could be pretty scary if he wanted – but not with kids. »
Young Nick (BooBoo Stewart) rakes in a big pot at a card table in our exclusive clip from White Frog, in theaters May 10. While Nick's mental development might be stunted by a mild case of Asberger's syndrome, this high school freshman most certainly has what it takes to win at poker by using a strategic bluff. Take a look at this scene, which also features Teen Wolf star Tyler Posey.
White Frog - Exclusive "Bluffing"
High-school freshman, Nick (The Twilight Saga's BooBoo Stewart), is a neglected teen with mild Asperger's syndrome whose life is challenged and ultimately changed forever when tragedy hits his family. White Frog is a universal story of the power of family, friendship, and love positioned to appeal to a broad audience in the same way as Ordinary People and Stand By Me.
The past has always haunted the present on The Vampire Diaries, but in Thursday's penultimate episode, the emotional ghosts will take corporeal form as Bonnie's plan to drop the veil between realms draws ire from both sides of this reality.
But how did the writers decide who should return to Mystic Falls? That was just one of the questions I posed to Tvd's never-busier executive producer Julie Plec, who will be juggling (at least) two shows next fall now that Tvd is coming back and The Originals has been picked up!
ETonline: First of all, congrats on getting your first official spin-off picked up! Have you started stockpiling Red Bull in anticipation?
Julie Plec: Thank you. Apparently Diet Coke reached out to our props guy and said, "Based on Julie's Twitter feed, it appears she's a fan of our product, so let us know if we can give her anything." That's the greatest »
Last month we showed you some samples of “The Bad Robot Art Experience” at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles (it's still showing, so there's time to check it out if you're in the area), and this month the '88 has opened a new show showcasing two talented artists, Shannon Bonatakis & Kiersten Essenpreis. We're focusing on Essenpreis's work here, because of her lighthearted, oddly adorable satirical portraits of your favorite genre characters. The paintings (on wood with resin finish) and giclee prints run the gamut of horror, sci-fi and cult movie themes, poking gentle fun at iconic images from Alien, The Thing, Lost, Ghostbusters, Twin Peaks, Halloween, Beetlejuice, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Psycho, Hellraiser and A Nightmare on Elm Street, along with some non-genre subjects like Wayne's World, Clue and Stand By Me. My personal favorite: "Alien Takes Jonesy to the Vet." Kiersten's works are on display along with the hauntingly sweet »
- Gregory Burkart
Adam Green is a man with too much going on, and yet he keeps on going. Rather than use his weekly two hours of free time for sleep, he's now launched his latest project - The Movie Crypt Podcast - with his partner in crime, Joe Lynch!
From Adam Green's Blog on ArieScope
With both "Holliston" Season 2 and Hatchet III about to come out in June (within just 10 days of each other), there is certainly a blog on its way about those projects. We’re even launching a brand spanking new ArieScope.com in a few weeks with a merchandise store- hopefully on-line and ready to go by June 1st if all goes as planned. In the meantime, in the middle of all of the press, touring, appearances, conventions, and premiere screenings- what better time than now to launch a Podcast?
I know, I know. ”A podcast”, you say? »
- Uncle Creepy
Matthew McConaughey is up to his neck in it - trouble, that is - in the latest in a series of striking performances. His name is Mud and he's a fugitive hiding out on an islet in the Mississippi River, where he's aided and abetted by two boys (Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland). It's a stirring ode to innocence that evokes classics like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Stand By Me.
Sheridan is our eyes and ears on Mud's predicament as the idealistic Ellis, who believes in love despite his parents' constant fighting, while pal Neckbone (Lofland) is being raised by his uncle (Michael Shannon) - a man of earthly pleasures - and takes everything with a pinch of salt. When they discover Mud holed up on the islet, »
Directed by Darnell Martin
Airs Thursdays at 8pm (Et) on the CW
This week, on The Vampire Diaries: Katherine has fun with Elena, Caroline has a heart to heart with her mom, and Bonnie has a plan
Most of this season of The Vampire Diaries has been plagued by one of a few missteps. First Elena lost her agency thanks to her sire-bonding to Damon, then Bonnie fell increasingly under the sway of the obviously ill-intentioned Professor Shane, and then finally, Elena switched off her emotions, acted like a brat, and lost whatever sympathy the audience had left for her. While many of the issues created by these poor decisions remain, fortunately at this point each of them has been addressed and corrected, though there’s little sense that the PtB ever saw them as problems. »
- Kate Kulzick
The Kings of Summer, 2013.
Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.
Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.
Originally titled, Toy’s House and taking in elements of Stand By Me and even The Goonies, The Kings of Summer is a coming of age tale about three boys who run away from home to start a new life in the woods without rules. It’s a charming tale with a lot of laughs and good performances, but is ultimately a little forgettable.
Your enjoyment of The Kings of Summer will be based upon several things, but the threat of ‘movie logic’ could lead you to question a couple of items. Number one, just how did »
Multiplexes and chain cinemas get a pretty bad rap from basically all but your most casual of film goers, thanks to everything from their role to encouraging 3D to their block booking of the latest Transformers film in favour of that micro-budget indie film you and your friends have been dying to see ever since it entered development years prior.
However, one of our biggest chains, Vue, is eschewing this image of uncaring monolith to get back to its roots and give cineastes a real treat that even the smaller-screened art house theatres would struggle to provide. Throughout April, Ma,y and June, Vue is putting on a veritable feast of cinematic treats as part of their Back In Vue season.
The seven cult classics being screened are: Little Shop of Horrors, Evil Dead (aptly chosen with the remake currently occupying screens across the country), Labyrinth, Stand by Me, Bonnie and Clyde, »
- Matt Clough
I’ve had something of a soft spot for coming-of-age stories ever since I read Jd Salinger’s perennial classic The Catcher In The Rye. Whether it’s the tough but good-hearted lessons of Stand By Me and Almost Famous or bleak but profound entries into adult like The 400 Blows and Kes, they usually contain a great deal that I can relate to on an emotional and thematic level, even if I never grew up in Paris, toured with a rock band or found a dead body in my youth. I did get drunk in a park once, but that’s about it. Realistically I think I still enjoy these stories because, despite having been legally adult for quite some time, I still haven »
- Mark Allen
A host of classic cult films spanning the past 50 years will be making a special comeback at Vue Cinemas throughout April, May and June thanks to the 'Back in Vue' strand. The season will run for eight weeks and includes hallowed fan favourites The Evil Dead, Labyrinth, Stand By Me, Trainspotting, A Clockwork Orange and the digital cinema premiere of Bonnie and Clyde. In honour of the season, we have a pair of tickets to give away to a cult film screening of your choice. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
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- CineVue UK
Chicago – Sometimes it’s difficult to pinpoint the precise moment when one falls in love with a movie. Other times, it’s as effortless and intuitive as the day one stumbles upon a soul mate. That moment struck me like a bolt of lightning early on in Jeff Nichols’s “Mud,” the most richly satisfying and purely enjoyable moviegoing experience I’ve had thus far in 2013.
An Arkansas teen, Ellis (Tye Sheridan), witnesses an older boy aggressively hitting on a pretty girl across the street. Her resistance only intensifies his advances, thus inspiring the perturbed Ellis to swiftly cross the street and punch the brute squarely in the face. This sort of scenario would normally lead to a fistfight, but in this case, the offender realizes he’s been owned and sheepishly fades into the crowd of his stunned peers. No macho action set-piece in any recent Hollywood blockbuster »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
The cinema's leading purveyor of Southern Gothic, Jeff Nichols, hands Matthew McConaughey his latest tour de force turn in "Mud," a down and dirty if entirely-too-long mythic melodrama in the "Tobacco Road" tradition.
Nichols ("Shotgun Stories," "Take Shelter") has cooked up an exotic stew that includes obsessive love, a woman unworthy of it, a criminal on the run and a Huck Finn coming of age tale set against a dying way of life in backwaters Arkansas.
Ellis (Tye Sheridan, terrific) is a poor kid who lives on one of the last houseboats allowed on that stretch of shoreline. He and his buddy Neckbone (Jacob Lofland) have the run of the river, know their way around skiffs and boat motors. But Ellis' daddy (Ray McKinnon), who fishes for a living, knows they're one misstep from being kicked off the houseboat his wife inherited. And when Ellis and Neckbone stumble across a »
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