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Directed by Chris Wedge.
A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world - and ours.
Based on the children's book The Leaf Men and the Brave Good Bugs by William Joyce, Chris Wedge (Ice Age, Robots) directs this family-adventure with outstanding 3D and thrilling chase-sequences which are let down by a story that lacks the moral-core it clearly should have. With a Toy Story-esque "secret life" of characters within the forest, we join Mk (Amanda Seyfried) as she magically shrinks and is tasked with saving the forest as a great »
- Flickering Myth
New York — There was a time when most of the songs played on the radio came from Broadway. Now some popular hit makers like Cyndi Lauper and Sting are finding it still feels like home.
"Look, they don't break your balls that much here," Lauper said of the experience of composing "Kinky Boots," her debut musical. "Know what I'm saying? They don't friggin' aggravate you as much."
More and more singer-songwriters from the pop world seem to be hearing that siren song: The trickle of pop and rock stars turning to the stage is fast becoming a flood.
Besides Sting and Lauper, stars such as Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp, Sarah McLachlan, Tori Amos, Edie Brickell, David Byrne, Fatboy Slim, Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello and The Flaming Lips are making musicals.
The reasons are as varied as the different sounds those artists create: Broadway represents a new challenge. Or it offers »
Here's an entertaining movie supercut that features several movie scenes of characters screaming "Nooooooooooooo!" I've also included a list of all the movies used below the video. There are so many. Enjoy!
Lord of the Rings - Return of the King
Lord of the Rings - Return of the King (again)
Star Wars IV
Lord of the Rings - Fellowship of the Ring
Star Wars III
Austin Powers (again)
Ace Venture 2
- Joey Paur
Things macabre, Victorian and aurally and visually arresting are in store for fans of American singer, songwriter and Devil’s Carnival actress Emilie Autumn, who sat down recently with us to chat regarding her new single Fight Like a Girl, her new band Platonic Friends, and Episode 2 of Devil’s Carnival.
Read on for the Q&A and more!
With Autumn’s video for Fight Like a Girl having dropped recently (see it below), which was helmed by Devil’s Carnival and Saw series director Darren Lynn Bousman (and based on her autobiographical novel The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls), the singer and artist riffed on her collaboration with the filmmaker, her new band with actor Marc Senter (writer’s note and an exclusive: he and fellow actor Noah Segan have signed on to star in writer and director Dennis Widmyer and Kevin Kölsch’s feature Starry Eyes!), and a whole lot more. »
- Sean Decker
We're getting to know the Film Experience community one-by-one. It's taking a long time, bless you! Today we're talking with Peter, a script supervisor.
Peter working on the set of a movie!
Nathaniel: When and why did you start reading Tfe?
Peter: I was referred to it from Kenneth in (212) and thought Tfe catered to the fun side of film I adored and come awards season... glued. I haven't looked back.
Nathaniel: You work in the industry, right? What's your favorite part of the biz?
Peter: Yeah. I've been a script supervisor primarily for independent features for close to 8 years. It's still strange to me that I get paid to do what I do. Though there are definitely bad days, I generally love what I do. It's great to be on the scene and be so close to the process. My favorite part of this nutty business on the independent »
- NATHANIEL R
She just can’t wait to be tribute? The newest poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire seems to be nodding quite firmly to a most unexpected influence – Disney’s The Lion King. While we can’t quite remember any sort of magical jagged rock in Suzanne Collins‘ bestselling Ya book series, it certainly looks like Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is hanging out on Pride Rock, surveying all the land that belongs to her, and plotting to overthrow her mean Uncle Scar – or is that just us? At least this new poster also includes a nice cloud-based nod to Katniss’ budding wings, as it looks like our very own Mockingjay just might take flight, until you realize, nope, those are just clouds. Fine then, Katniss, do it your way. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire hits theaters on November 22nd. [Press Release] »
- Kate Erbland
Alfredo Landa, Cannes Best Actor winner dead at 80 Cannes Film Festival Best Actor winner Alfredo Landa, who was featured in more than 100 Spanish movies, died May 9 in his birthplace of Pamplona, in the Spanish province of Navarra. Landa, who underwent colon cancer treatment in 2004 and suffered a stroke in 2009, was 80. The son of a Civil Guard officer, Alfredo Landa quit his law studies to enter show business in the mid-’50s. According to the IMDb, he was an extra in Michael Anderson’s 1956 Best Picture Academy Award winner Around the World in 80 Days, though Landa’s first credited role was in Rafael J. Salvia El puente de la paz ("The Bridge of Peace") two years later. Landa kept busy throughout the ’60s, coming into his own as a star of lowbrow, post-Francisco Franco sex comedies in the mid-’70s, e.g., Mariano Ozores’ Los pecados de una chica »
- Andre Soares
This man has seen 8,524 movies. How does he know? Because he invented the Internet Movie Database – the indispensable cinema encyclopaedia – and put Bristol on Hollywood's map
Col Needham is 46 and lives in Frampton Cotterell, a small village eight miles outside Bristol. He is bright-eyed, wears glasses and has the face of a beaming baby. Despite nearly three decades of living in the West Country, he still sounds Mancs. Every Tuesday lunchtime, he and his wife Karen go on a date to their local Odeon. At the pub, he has a small glass of white and goes easy on the nuts. He laughs a little more than average – every fourth or fifth statement is broken by a big giggle – but other than that, he is not an obvious headturner.
- Catherine Shoard
Another week, another load of adorable kids, wacky old people, singers and dancers on Britain's Got Talent. Some were good, some were not so good. Tell us who you loved and who you loathed on episode five in Digital Spy's exclusive poll...
Jack and Cormac
Providing their screaming didn't exacerbate your hangover from Friday night, and you're not too outraged by primary school kids dancing to 'Sexy and I Know It', Pre Skool are a smart choice for this week's best act.
19-year-old old Rosie O'Sullivan may not exactly look like a popstar, but who cares when her voice is that impressive? Go on, vote her your favourite act and make her mum wail with joy again.
Hellooooooo Philip Green. »
The Soho Film Festival ran its course for the fourth time on April 5-12 in the Landmark Sunshine Cinema Theater, in Soho, New York. The festival featured over 70 films and shorts and brought together not only new and aspiring filmmakers, actors, writer and all, but also brought already established filmmakers and cinema enthusiasts to share ideas.
One of the films at the festival was West End, a film that is described as “Hamlet on the Jersey Shore.” Directed and written by Joe Basile, who also stars in the film as a priest, the film counts Eric Roberts, Peter Onorati, Neal Bledsoe, Isabella Hofmann, Joe Nieves and Lou Martini Jr. amongst its cast.
After Vic Trevi’s (Bledsoe) dad (Roberts) mysteriously gets shot. Vic returns home to find his mother (Hofmann) grieving while his uncle (Onorati) becomes close to both Vic’s friend Buddy (Nieves) and mother. Well wasn’t that a mouthful? »
- Catherina Gioino
Poly Prep Country Day School’s middle school campus in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, might be a borough away from the Great White Way, but the school’s 360-seat theater, seasoned faculty, and talented student performers give their productions a professional polish. From Tony Award winner Dan Fogler to “The Gospel at Colonus” composer Bob Telson, Poly Prep, a private nursery–12 system, is a known incubator of Broadway talent. This season’s production of “The Wiz” is no exception. “You get to really work, and it’s like you are on Broadway. It feels like the real thing,” said student Olivia Knutsen, 12, who plays the evil witch Evermean. The show, which debuts May 10, will also star middle schooler and accomplished stage actor Khail Bryant. Only 13, Bryant has already played a young Nala in the Broadway production of “The Lion King”; in addition, she is part of the Alvin Ailey youth company »
Ashok Amritraj’s Hyde Park International announced today that the company has picked-up international rights to directors Will Finn and Daniel St. Pierre’s 3D animated family adventure film Legends Of Oz: Dorothy’S Return starring Lea Michele, Martin Short, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi and Kelsey Grammer. The film is from a script by Adam Balsam and Randi Barnes, based on the series of books by Roger Stanton Baum. Bonne Radford is producing alongside Ryan Carroll and Roland Carroll of Summertime Entertainment.
The film, scheduled for a May 2, 2014 domestic theatrical release by Clarius Entertainment on a minimum of 3,000 screens, will be introduced by Hpi’s President Eric Christenson and will screen at the upcoming Marché du Film. Cannes screenings are scheduled for Saturday, May 18th at 4:00pm at Olympia 2, Monday May 20th at 4:00pm at Olympia 2, and Tuesday, May 21st at 4:00pm at Olympia 8.
The film will »
- Michelle McCue
★★★☆☆ In the ever-watchable Chimpanzee (2012), Blue Planet producers Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield transport us to the Ivorian rainforests of Taï National Park, where we are introduced to three-month-old Oscar - a cheeky ape who gains an unexpected ally when he's faced with more than his fair share of troubles from a rival group of chimps. As is to be expected from a Disney Nature-backed documentary, the tone is light throughout as we witness the daily trials and tribulations of life below the canopy. The level is set (and kept) at 'pleasingly chirpy', with a heavy injection of anthropomorphism given to the travailing troop.
American actor Tim Allen's merry, if at times rather corny narration keeps this rather short, feature-length tale chortling along, referring to the oldest chimpanzee as 'Grandpa' and crowbarring in jokes seemingly swiped from his 1990s TV show Home Improvement. At times, this approach results in »
- CineVue UK
"If a lion could speak, we could not understand him," said Ludwig Wittgenstein, and he certainly could not tell us his name. Wittgenstein, that great lover of movies, was not talking about Disney Studios' True-Life Adventures though he might well have been, as he lived long enough to have seen that anthropomorphic series of natural history documentaries which began in 1948 (three years before his death) and continued until 1960. It was revived in 2008 as Disneynature, with headquarters in Paris, and is still patronising its young audiences with the storylines and names it imposes upon the excellent wildlife material its intrepid photographers bring home.
A couple of years ago we had remarkable footage about lions in African Cats, shot all over the place and turned into a turf war between two prides in Kenya, one headed by Kali, the other by Fang, and narrated by Patrick Stewart. Chimpanzee cuts together film shot »
- Philip French
The Oscar-winning composer has completed work on the period drama, according to Film Music Reporter.
It will also feature Michael Fassbender, Scoot McNairy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Ruth Negga, Taran Killam, Adepero Oduye, Alfre Woodard, Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Michael K Williams and Brad Pitt.
Zimmer has been nominated for eight Academy Awards, winning in 1995 with The Lion King.
An an eight time Oscar nominee -- winning for "The Lion King" in 1995 -- recent years have seen Hans Zimmer mostly in blockbuster mode. For Christopher Nolan, he's tuned up "Inception," "The Dark Knight" trilogy and the forthcoming "Man Of Steel," and he's given Captain Jack Sparrow some bounce in three of the four "Pirates Of The Caribbean" movies. This year alone he's already delivered music for the hit mini-series "The Bible," with work on "Rush" and "The Lone Ranger" around the corner. But a slavery drama? We didn't see this coming. Indeed, Zimmer will be scoring Steve McQueen's "Twelve Years A Slave," adding another intriguing ingredient to what is already a very anticipated film. The talent is as great as it is extensive: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Scoot McNairy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Ruth Negga, Taran Killam, Adepero Oduye, Alfre Woodard, Quvenzhané. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Disney's docu-feature about some adorably cute chimps is dangerously anthropomorphic
There are some nice shots in this Disney docu-feature about the adorably cute lives of chimps. But the sugary, anthropomorphised approach – to which even our own David Attenborough is no longer immune – is just getting ridiculous, even outrageous. The action, we are told, takes place in a jungle in "Africa", as if this landmass were not divided into individual nation states. Tim Allen provides the folksy, sonorous narration, telling us all about the adventures of a cute chimp called "Oscar". Now, unless Mr Allen speaks chimp, we have to assume "Oscar" is what this animal has been named by someone on the production team; "Isha" is the less European name given to his dramatically less important mum. Oscar's family are menaced by bad, nasty, evil chimps whose leader is actually named "Scar" – as in The Lion King. Worryingly, the final »
- Peter Bradshaw
Or is it duuuuuunnnnn! Or braaaaaaawwnwnnnn! All kidding aside, Christopher Nolan's favorite composer (he scored the soundtracks for the Nolan-directed Inception, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, and for the Nolan-produced upcoming Man Of Steel, amongst so many others) Hans Zimmer is composing the score for Steve McQueen's Twelve Years a Slave - this according to The Film Music Reporter. The German film composer and music producer has composed music for over 100 films, including The Lion King, Crimson Tide, The Thin Red Line, Gladiator, The Last Samurai, the aforementioned Dark Knight trilogy and Inception, The Da Vinci Code, The »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Feature Simon Brew 3 May 2013 - 07:03
It's a risky business, filmmaking. Simon looks back at some bold, expensive 1990s movies where the gambles didn't quite pay off...
This summer's blockbuster season has got off to a startling start, with Iron Man 3 being widely praised for its willingness to rip up the rule book a little, as it continues the story of Tony Stark.
In fact, there's a subset of modern blockbusters - Nolan films, some X-Men features for instance - that are garnering increasing praise for taking bold choices with the material. That they're wagering a lot of movie studio money on projects and stories that once upon a time would have struggled to get through the system.
However, we'd argue that the 1990s was rich with such gambles too, it's just most of them never really made quite the levels of cash we're seeing now. So, here's a »
Disneynature’s new documentary follows the life of an energetic yet vulnerable young chimp, Oscar, living deep within the Taï rainforest.
Introducing children to the natural world may be a daunting prospect for a parent – it’s full of copious mating, fights to the death, and often nightmarish imagery. Whilst David Attenborough’s seminal series of wildlife documentaries are not to be missed, they are not always toddler-friendly. In response to this Disney have created a new independent film label – Disneynature – to show the twee aspects of animal life, as well as some of the perils.
Being a Disney product, Chimpanzee is decorated with many darling elements, such as bouncy music, funny recordings of animals falling or hitting one another, and scenes of tenderness. As well as this, they also introduce a narrative not-so-dissimilar to their animal-led classics such as The Lion King, »
- Flickering Myth
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