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We have a brand new exclusive special feature clip from the brand new release 9, which was just released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 29. Click below for this exclusive special feature clip, which lends some insight on the distinct visual look of the film.Exclusive: The Look of 9 You can also for your chance to win 9 on Blu-ray. From visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and Academy Award-nominated director Shane Acker comes this visually stunning and original epic adventure. In the final days of humanity, a dedicated scientist gives the spark of life to nine of his creations. The world has turned into an unrecognizable landscape of machines and spare parts, but this group of nine finds that if they band together, their small community might just be able to change the course of history. Featuring the voice talents of Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, »
The past few weeks haven't been exactly stellar when it comes to genre fare hitting the home market. That changes with this installment of the famous Fangoria Chopping List. From the breakout hit Paranormal Activity to the family-friendly 9, to the sleeper hit Carriers and the much-discussed Jennifer's Body, it seems there's something for everyone this week. For those of you that had a Blu Christmas, all the bigger titles are also available on Blu-Ray.
Check out the list below the jump!
9 - Universal
Available on DVD and Blu-Ray
From visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and Academy Award®-nominated director Shane Acker comes this visually stunning and original epic adventure. In the final days of humanity, a dedicated scientist gives the spark of life to nine of his creations. The world has turned into an unrecognizable landscape of machines and spare parts, but this »
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Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) join forces to produce Academy Award-nominated director Shane Acker's distinctively original and thrilling animated epic adventure 9. The film arrives on DVD and Blu-ray from Universal Studios Home Entertainment and M&C.s giving five copies of the standard DVD away. Set in a post-apocalyptic world unlike any imagined and featuring the voices of Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings trilogy), John C. Reilly (Step Brothers), Jennifer Connelly (The Day the Earth Stood Still) and Crispin Glover (Beowulf), 9 dynamically explores the will to live, the power of community and how one soul can change the world. In the final days of humanity, a dedicated scientist gives the »
- Patrick Luce
The new animated adventure 9 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 29 and we are certainly celebrating this animated marvel of a film. We have a brand new contest running here and we're giving away copies of this new DVD for our readers! You know these discs will surely fly out of here fast, so be sure to enter this new contest today.Winners Receive:9 DVD} to enter this big giveaway today. From visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and Academy Award-nominated director Shane Acker comes this visually stunning and original epic adventure. In the final days of humanity, a dedicated scientist gives the spark of life to nine of his creations. The world has turned into an unrecognizable landscape of machines and spare parts, but this group of nine finds that if they band together, their small community might just be able »
True, the once neglected art of animation has undergone a rebirth in both artistry and popularity. Yet having escaped one blind alley, it seems headed into another one: The dumbing-down of stories out of preference for meaningless nonstop action. Classic animated features were models of three-act stories: Recall "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" or "The Lion King." The characters were embedded in stories that made sense and involved making decisions based on values. Now too many stories end in brain-numbing battles, often starring heroes the age of the younger audience members. Here is no food for growth and for the imagination, just brainless kinetic behavior.
The year saw more animated films intended instead for adults, and a film like "Waltz with Bashir" used the freedom of the form to show matters unthinkable in a live action feature. Several of these films were true crossovers, truly freed from the demographic vise. »
- Roger Ebert
The Online Film Critics Society, in our weekly survey, this week picked our favorite Christmas movies. It’s a Wonderful Life came out on top -- as some of you may know, I am not a fan of It's a Wonderful Life. My top five Christmas favorites, as I voted the Ofcs survey: A Christmas Story Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas Scrooged Meet John Doe It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie »
- MaryAnn Johanson
"Extra's" counting down the best Christmas movies to watch while you anxiously await Santa and his sleigh!
The Best Christmas Movies of All TimeThe Polar Express, 2004
On Christmas Eve, a boy who is hoping to believe in the magic of Christmas boards a train that’s headed to the North Pole. The film, starring Tom Hanks, is an adaptation of the beloved book by Chris Van Allsburg.
The Santa Clause, 1994
Tim Allen stars as Scott Calvin, »
Hey folks, just in time for the holidays (alright, so we're a little late), we just added an ultra-cool new movie Theme/Skin for your own Movie Fan Central profile page, for the Halloween and Christmas classic from Tim Burton's imagination: The Nightmare Before Christmas, which you can see below. If you've already got a Mfc account, just log-in, click on Themes and choose whichever theme you want on your profile page. It literally takes 2 seconds to change them. »
By Chad Bullock
Christmas music is tough. All the traditional carols are played out before Thanksgiving, but not everybody can get behind Metal Christmas. But there are solutions, which is why we put together this list of eight excellent Christmas tunes by some of today's hottest artists. Crank these tunes up for optimum holiday cheer.
Lady Gaga, "Christmas Tree"
Chart-topper Lady Gaga teamed up with Space Cowboy for this non-traditional and vaguely sexual holiday song. But it's okay, because the lyric "Light me up with me on top" doesn't have to sound dirty (but can be if that's how you roll at Christmas).
Justin Bieber, "Someday at Christmas"
Usher's 15 year-old protégé tackles this cover of Stevie Wonder's holiday classic like a total pro. He most recently wowed the president with a performance of the tune on the "Christmas in Washington" special.
Rihanna, "I Just Don't Feel Like Christmas »
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The new animated adventure 9 will be coming home to DVD and Blu-ray on December 29 and you know we have to celebrate this brand new release. We have a new contest running here and we're giving away Blu-ray copies for our readers! You know these high-def discs will surely fly out of here fast, so be sure to enter this new contest today.Winners Receive:9 Blu-ray disc to enter this big giveaway today. From visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted) and Academy Award-nominated director Shane Acker comes this visually stunning and original epic adventure. In the final days of humanity, a dedicated scientist gives the spark of life to nine of his creations. The world has turned into an unrecognizable landscape of machines and spare parts, but this group of nine finds that if they band together, their small community might just be able to change the course of history. »
Not sure what to watch? We can help with our comprehensive guide to the best films on TV this Christmas and new year
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Saturday 19 December
10am, 8pm, Sky Movies Premiere
Remember Jim Carrey in Liar, Liar, where he forces himself to tell the truth for 24 hours? Well, here Jim Carrey forces himself to answer yes to any request, for a year. Which is upping the ante somewhat, but doesn't make it a better film. This is a return to the manic, gurning, not-very-funny Carrey, as if The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine etc hadn't happened. Just say no.
11.40am, 8pm, Sky Movies Family
What with Harry Potter, Narnia, Lemony Snicket and all, »
- Paul Howlett
Henry Selick is the industry's go-to-guy for creating adult-themed cartoons that appeal to both young and old moviegoers. During this exclusive interview with MakingOf, Selick covers the timeline that his latest film "Coraline" required, the complexity of the sets and compares shooting stop-motion animation to live action, "everything is real."
Two of his films ("The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Coraline") have been released in 3D and Selick believes that ""Avatar" is the film that is "either going to get 3D to take off completely or maintain this slow and steady growth."
Click here to watch the full interview. »
When we contacted Harry Walton and requested an interview, his reply was simple and immediate: “Sure! I grew up on Famous Monsters. When do you want to talk?” Nothing keeps us more enthused about our mission than speaking with the fanboys and –girls who grew up to become the modern mages of today’s visual effects.
Harry’s enthusiasm goes way back and deep; during our interview we spent a long time lost amongst his many scrapbooks of personal photos. A few of these may be seen on Harry’s own website. (All photos in this interview are from the Harry Walton Collection, (c) VFXmasters.)
Top Row: Davey & Goliath, Harry running an optical printer, "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids". Middle Row: the Pillsbury Doughboy, "The Golden Child," "The Nightmare Before Christmas." Bottom Row: "Land of the Lost", "RoboCop2", "James »
- Steve Weintz
For most, Christmas is a happy time rife with warm family memories, selfless gift giving, gentle snowfalls, and the sharing of the season's goodwill tidings.
For others, Christmas is a time when you can't step into an elevator without being subject to the Muzak version of "O Holy Night." When going to your local pharmacy means being guilted into giving up your spare change by a guy with a bell who looks like he just got released from prison.
We've got 6 movie recommendations for those with a more cynical perspective of the season. They offer the chance to enjoy some seasonal cinematic joys with more edge and less good cheer. From German terrorists to singing skeletons, little green monsters to an alcoholic St. Nick, we've got all the bases covered.
To find out when these Bah Humbug selections are playing, check out our Holiday TV Movie Guide: The 12 Flavors of Christmas. »
- reelz reelz
Kourtney, Kim and Khloe share their favorite holiday films to help you get into the Christmas spirit!
‘Tis the season to be jolly…and sit in front of your TV with some spiked egg nog and some fruitcake. That’s what the Kardashian clan does, at any rate. The ulta-tight sibs each listed the holiday flicks that make them the most merry on their respective blogs Dec. 9, along with reasons for what make the movies so special.
Number one on both Kim and Kourtney’s list? The Santa Clause starring Tim Allen. “I watch this movie every Christmas eve after my mom’s party. I go home and turn this on and fall asleep to it,” Kourt, 30, wrote.
Kim, 29, agreed. “This is honestly one of my all time favorites!” she said.
Kim and Kourtney are so alike, in fact, that they only had one difference of opinion in their choices of X-mas films. »
James and the Giant Peach (above, top), Coraline (middle), and The Nightmare Before Christmas (bottom) will be screened at a mini-retrospective on the films of animator Henry Selick presented by the American Film Institute at the ArcLight Hollywood tomorrow, Dec. 10, beginning at 5:00 pm. Coraline is one of 20 animated features vying for an Oscar nomination this year. Additionally, Selick’s 3-D fantasy received 10 Annie Award nominations from the International Animated Film Society — more than any other film this year. (Pete Docter’s Up came in second, with nine nods.) Photos: Courtesy of the AFI Schedule and film info from the AFI website: Thursday, December 10, 5:00 Pm James And The Giant Peach 1996 79 Min 35Mm Rated PG Dir [...] »
- Andre Soares
It's the happiest time of the year ... once again. Rather than dole out the standard list of the best holiday classics to warm your heart, we prefer to shake things up a bit with our look at everyone's favorite bearded fat man, Santa Claus.
Now we all know that Edmund Gwenn was a wonderful Santa in Miracle on 34th Street, the only actor to take home an Oscar as St. Nick. And actors such as Ed Asner in Elf and David Huddleston in Santa Claus: The Movie have certainly done the red suit justice on the silver screen.
But what about those other Santas? The ones that took the legend of Santa in a different direction: Boozing, scaring, kicking, and even killing? Those are the ones we take a look at in Ho, Ho, Whoa!: The 5 Worst Movie Santas.
If you want to see these bad Santas in action, »
- reelz reelz
Elf (Laughing All the Way)
USA, 7 Pm Et
The Nightmare Before Christmas (Mistletoe & Mayhem)
Encore Wam, 7:45 Pm Et
Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King, accidentally opens the portal Christmas Town and gives the yuletide season his personal touch.
All I Want for Christmas (Family Dramedy)
AMC, 8 Pm Et
What else is showing this season? See the complete Holiday TV Movie Guide: The 12 Flavors of Christmas.
And if you're wondering what to buy the movie lovers on your shopping list, check out our Holiday Gifts store.
Link | Posted 12/7/2009 by reelz
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Curious to know what frightful films and devilish discs will be available to view in the privacy of your own digital dungeon this week? Fango's got you covered.
Below the jump you'll find the full list of titles arriving in-stores this Tuesday, December 8, 2009 in our weekly version of the famous Fangoria Chopping List.
While there's not a lot of new titles hitting the market this week, there's a ton of great re-issues hitting Hi-Def for the first time with the Blu-ray debuts of Behind The Mask, Jack Brooks, and more. And for the indie fans out there, how about a little Run! Bitch, Run!?
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Alphabet Killer (Bd)
A ten year old girl is found brutally murdered outside the small blue-collar city of Rochester, New York, and obsessed police detective Megan Paige (Eliza Dushku of Buffy The Vampire »
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Lights. Cameras. Birthday Action (for this, the 30th of November). Only one month left to go and it's 2010. How crazy is that?
Ridley, Terrence (in the 70s) and Marc
1926 Richard Crenna, character actor
1927 Robert Guillaume, "Benson"
1937 Ridley Scott, manly director whose movies are usually way better when they're shot through with a strong female presence. Consider the three classics: Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, Alien. The rest of the filmography surely has its moments but that's the trinity right there.
1943 Terence Malick, »
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