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Cinema Retro has received the following press release from the British Film Institute:
Make film your New Year resolution
BFI Southbank – BFI Distribution – BFI Festivals – BFI IMAX – BFI DVD – BFI Membership BFI Online – BFI Filmstore – BFI Mediatheques – BFI Gallery – Sight & Sound 2011 is set to become a landmark year for the BFI and this will be reflected in the broad and diverse range of film offerings for audiences across the UK. From film and television premieres and seasons at BFI Southbank, the most eclectic range of DVDs and nationwide theatrical releases by the most influential artists of British and world cinema, to a free insight into the BFI Archive via the Mediatheques around the country and online, there is something to entertain, educate and inspire anyone who loves film. BFI Southbank Great Auteurs – seasons include Howard Hawks (Jan/Feb), Francois Truffaut (Feb/March) Nicolas Roeg (March), Terence Rattigan (April »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Bob Rafelson started a production company called Raybert (a combination of his name and producer Bert Schneider) when he was working on the Monkees television show. But Rafelson had cinematic aspirations, and so he took the Monkees to the big screen and started a production company with Bert and Steven Blauner called Bbs. Between Raybert and Bbs they made seven films: The Monkees’ feature film Head; Dennis Hopper’s seminal biker movie Easy Rider, Rafelson’s masterpiece Five Easy Pieces, Jack Nicholson’s directorial debut Drive, He Said, Henry Jaglom’s first film A Safe Place, Peter Bogdanovich’s career starting film about small town sexuality The Last Picture Show, and Rafelson’s The King of Marvin Gardens. Seven film in four years, with regulars Karen Black, Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern, Ellen Burstyn, and stars like Peter Fonda, Cybil Shepherd, Jeff Bridges, and Orson Welles, made during one of the »
- Andre Dellamorte
Chicago – Bbs Productions changed cinema. As the sixties were coming to a close, they jumped on the revolutionary bandwagon and took the cultural zeitgeist to the cinema. With a few other visionaries, they ushered in the most important era of film history and several of their best works have been collected in the amazing Criterion box “America Lost and Found: The Bbs Story.”
Blu-Ray Rating: 5.0/5.0
Believe it or not, the creative freedom that exploded across movie screens in the ’70s might not have been possible without The Monkees. Bob Rafelson, Bert Schneider, and Steve Blauner (their first initials being Bbs) had created the pop band The Monkees and used that money to found Bbs Productions, a company that thrived on community and creativity. Like any production company, they weren’t all gems but a few definitely were, including some of the most influential works of the era. All seven films »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Right on the heels of the too-cute-to-function trailer for Born to be Wild comes the teaser for Disney’s African Cats, in theaters on April 22, otherwise known as Earth Day. And, from the looks of it, the studio has concocted the perfect formula for getting audiences in the theater: Lion cubs + lion cubs mewing + lion cubs nuzzling + lion cubs doing pretty much anything (besides eating human flesh) = a mountain of cash. (Oh, Disney manipulation: Making us think Prince Charming is just seven dwarfs and one poisonous apple away for over 80 years!) See the trailer embedded below. Warning: You may be »
- Kate Ward
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: I celebrate all levels of trailers and hopefully this column will satisfactorily give you a baseline of what beta wave I’m operating on, because what better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? Some of the best authors will tell you that writing a short story is a lot harder than writing a long one, that you have to weigh every sentence. What better medium to see how this theory plays itself out beyond that than with movie trailers? Sound of Noise Trailer You know that commercial with the dog who smells bacon and sees bacon but looks at a package with the bacon like strips and yells out, »
- Christopher Stipp
Warner Bros. has released a preview kit for its slate of movies being released between January 2011 and December 2011. Included are some of the first images for some highly anticipated movies – as well as their synopses to clue you in.
Included in the preview are such as movies as Sherlock Holmes 2, The Hangover 2, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Sucker Punch, The Rite, Final Destination 5, Red Riding Hood, Hall Pass, Unknown, Born To Be Wild, Something Borrowed, Horrible Bosses, and The Apparition.
That’s a lot of movies to preview so let’s get started, shall we?
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- Ross Miller
If there's one studio that's been fairly consistent with hits and entertaining films coming out in recent years, it has to be Warner Bros. They're ending off fairly strong this 2010 with the box office hit "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" and the live-action/animation hybrid comedy "Yogi Bear," out in theaters this December 17th.But what, wait about next year? Yes, they have a couple of awesome films on the horizon, especially with "Part 2" of "Harry Potter" and Martin Campbell's highly anticipated "Green Lantern." Today Warner Bros dished out the image goods of their upcoming films, so let's go down the list and sneak a peek at what we have to look forward to next year, shall we? "Red Riding Hood" - March 11th, 2011 Directed by: Catherine HardwickeStarring: Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Lukas Haas, Shiloh Fernandez, Julie ChristieSynopsis: Set in a medieval village that is haunted by a werewolf, »
ComingSoon.net has received Warner Bros. Pictures' 2011 Preview, featuring 19 releases. To view info on each movie, just select the titles, and to see the images, click on 'View Pics' (release dates are subject to change): January 28 The Rite (Psychological Thriller) ( View Pics ) February 18 Unknown (Thriller) ( View Pics ) February 25 Hall Pass (Comedy) ( View Pics ) March 11 Red Riding Hood (Romantic Fantasy Thriller) ( View Pics ) March 25 Sucker Punch (Action Fantasy) ( View Pics ) April 8 Born to be Wild (Documentary Adventure) ( View Pics ) April 22 Crazy Stupid Love (Comedy) May 26 The Hangover Part II (Comedy) ( View Pics ) June 10 Something Borrowed (Romantic Comedy) ( View Pics ) June 17 Green »
Born to be Wild 3D is an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in IMAX 3D, Born to be Wild 3D is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into [...] »
For those of us in America, SyFy intends to air the remaining five episodes of Caprica in a single block on January 4th. Last chance for gay gangsters from another planet!
Saturday, November 20 is National Transgender Day of Remembrance. Take a moment to watch the video compilation of all of the transgender friends we’ve lost since last year.
Designer Zac Posen won a six week internship with Martha Stewart by bidding $3,500 in a charity auction. Posen isn’t exactly known for being easygoing, so this could make a good reality show. If nothing else, it would probably get higher ratings than Martha’s current block on Hallmark.
Charges against patrons of the Rainbow Lounge, »
- Ed Kennedy
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for their new documentary Born to be Wild 3D.
The documentary is narrated by Morgan Freeman and looks at the endangered orphanedorangutans and elephant species as well as the humans working relentlessly to save them. Featured are primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas in Borneo and elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick in Kenya.
Born to be Wild 3D was shot in IMAX 3D and will be released exclusively in IMAX on April 8, 2011. It will likely see a Blu-ray 3D release in the summer of 2011.
If you.ve seen any of Disney Nature.s recent attempts at bringing wildlife documentaries to the screen, you.ve probably soured on the whole concept. Most of their recent endeavors were little more than cheap, theatrical cash-ins which often recycled old, widely seen footage. But now Warner Bros. is taking a shot at the big screen wildlife movie, and they.re doing it in IMAX 3D. It.s called Born to be Wild, and the film.s first trailer is so simple and engaging, that even as someone burned by those horrible Disney Nature movies you may find yourself more than willing to give it a shot. Born to be Wild 3D documents the efforts of people to save orphaned orangutans and elephants. That results in a trailer filled with such inescapably cute footage as an orangutan sharing spaghetti with a human buddy, and a pretty unforgettable shot of »
In July of 2005 I fulfilled a lifelong dream of going to Africa on safari and seeing all the amazing landscapes and animals in one of the last places on earth unspoiled by man.
I went to Nairobi, Kenya and on that trip I had a driver from my hotel ask me if I would like to go see baby elephants. I went without hesitation. It was then that I first experienced the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust is basically an orphanage for baby elephants and rhinos that have been found, either lost, abandoned, or orphaned by poachers that kill the mother elephants and rhinos for the illegal ivory trade. That first visit was brief . tourist can see the elephants from behind a rope for one hour each day.
Close physical contact is not allowed because the orphans are being raised to return to the wild and »
- Melissa Thompson
The trailer for Born to be Wild, a new IMAX 3D documentary from Warner Bros., just arrived (via We are Movie Geeks). The film is narrated by Morgan Freeman and directed by David Lickley and documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the people who rescue and raise them. The film moves from the rain forests of Borneo to the Kenyan savannah.
Have a look at the trailer and poster directly below.
- Brad Brevet
Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight, Evan Almighty) is carving out quite a niche for himself as animal documentary narrator. The March of the Penguins narrator will also give voice to the jungle doc Born to Be Wild 3D. The film is about orphaned orangutans and elephants who are given a second chance at life in the African jungle with the help of a primatologist and an elephant authority. The trailer for the doc will be shown before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 and will hit theaters (and IMAX) April 8.
Source: Variety »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tara the Mom)
Warner Brothers’ upcoming IMAX 3D adventure Born to be Wild takes moviegoers from the vibrant rainforests of Borneo to the harsh Kenyan savannah to reveal “an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals.” Yadda yadda yadda – look at the cute baby animals!
Narration by Morgan Freeman is just butter.
Born to Be Wild 3D will open exclusively in IMAX theaters on April 8, 2011.
Will you turn out to see Born to Be Wild 3D?
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- Kristy Puchko
HollywoodNews.com: Today kicks off Orangutan Awareness Week and to celebrate it, Warner Bros. has just released the first image from the new IMAX movie “Born to Be Wild 3D,” which hits theaters on April 8, 2011.
“Born to be Wild 3D” is an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise them—saving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in IMAX 3D, “Born to be Wild 3D” is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Birute Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne Sheldrick, as they and their team rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild.
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- Linny Lum
Here we are with the last Criterion Collection new release announcement for 2010, and there are a couple amazing releases to talk about.
Last week we uncovered that Criterion was in fact prepared to finally release David Cronenberg’s Videodrome on Blu-ray on December 7th. This is the last of the Amazon pre-order announced titles that forced Criterion to reveal their cards a little early. I still haven’t seen the film, and I’m pretty glad that I waited, so that I can see this film in all of it’s high def insanity. While I’m sure there is something charming about watching the film on VHS, given the material, watching a recent fan edit trailer in HD, makes me really excited for the Blu-ray. The cover doesn’t necessarily change up the design much, aside from the color bars on the spine logo.
Now to the main course. »
- Ryan Gallagher
As if the recent November titles weren’t enough, we now have some other films to add to our upcoming Criterion Collection wishlists.
The Criterion Collection will once again be curating the upcoming All Tomorrow’s Parties Film Screenings, in Monticello New York, this September. The event overall, will be curated by Criterion alum, Jim Jarmusch (Down by Law, Night on Earth, Stranger Than Paradise, Mystery Train). Earlier today, Atp & Criterion announced their line-up of films, and hidden among the list of epic titles that we already knew were going to be released, or are already available, were a few little verifications of rumors going around.
The line-up looks to be pretty amazing, and if I could afford the flight, I would surely head out for that weekend. Several of the new Bbs box set will be screening, as well as some other films that we’ve discussed on the »
- Ryan Gallagher
There is a trend these days amongst some film goers, in which they actively avoid trailers, as well as any kind of plot spoilers regarding upcoming films. I won’t go so far as to say that this is a recent trend, but it has certainly appeared on my radar a lot over the past few years. People want to keep that magic of the surprise, when it comes to upcoming media. At the same time, there is an abundance of information about everything media related thanks to the internet.
One aspect of the Criterion Collection that we all have come to accept, and learn to love in a holiday package opening sense, is their secrecy regarding upcoming releases. We have joked about how they are almost at Apple-like levels of secrecy, and when something gets out, Criterion fans jump on it.
I think we all want to know what »
- Ryan Gallagher
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