Check out the futuristic first teaser for M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth. Screenwriter Gary Whitta’s, writer of the The Book Of Eli, and the director’s collaboration soars into theaters on June 7, 2013.
A crash landing leaves teenager Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) and his legendary father Cypher (Will Smith) stranded on Earth, 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape. With Cypher critically injured, Kitai must embark on a perilous journey to signal for help, facing uncharted terrain, evolved animal species that now rule the planet, and an unstoppable alien creature that escaped during the crash. Father and son must learn to work together and trust one another if they want any chance of returning home.
For more on what transpired prior to Earth’s global disaster, here’s the timeline video that came online at the film’s official site earlier this summer.
Smith has morphed somewhat into a present-day Charlton Heston. »
- Michelle McCue
Will Smith has left an indelible mark in all forms of media he’s explored over the past 20 years, be it music, television, or film. In the latter category, he’s become one of a few bankable blockbuster stars currently working in Hollywood, with his latest effort being this summer’s Men In Black III. His next project will see him return to the science fiction genre where he first found film success with 1996′s Independence Day. The film, titled After Earth, is directed by M. Night Shyamalan, who also worked on the screenplay, and sees Smith co-starring with Jaden Smith and Isabelle Fuhrman. The first trailer has now been released, and can be seen below.
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- Deepayan Sengupta
2012 was a rare year when the trio of Khans released their films and that too in such close succession. While Salman, Shah Rukh as well as Aamir were seen in mood to take an early lead as far as getting the best possible release of their films, the situation is altogether different for 2013. "Believe it or not but despite all the hype and hoopla around superstars fighting it out to pick and choose the best release date, which in all likelihood falls on a holiday, there is no urgency being shown by either of the three Khans for next year", confirms a trade insider. This can be seen from the fact that even though there have been on and off talks about Salman arriving with his next film on Eid, the irony lies in the fact that as of now there is no concrete announcement of a film that he would be doing, »
- Joginder Tuteja
"The Human Kind" brought back my Fringe. I know everyone else has been satisfied with the story of Peter going Observer and Olivia being a bit sidelined, but I wasn't. Despite what many want to think, it wasn't because I didn't want Peter to have a great story, or that I wanted single focus on Olivia. In this last season of Fringe, after four years of fighting to be together, I wanted my heroes to be just that - together. Tonight I got my wish, and great acting on the parts of both leads.
The whole 'watch the video tape for clues' thing is getting kind of old. It was cute when first proposed, in a Myst sort of way, but it's dragged on too long. The best part of the tapes so far played out this week, through the personal story of Simone and her mother, holding the magnet at Walter's request for decades. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Carissa Pavlica)
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"Chris & I are excited to announce that our Christmas gift has arrived a little early this year! We are having a Baby!" Scott tweeted on Friday. "We feel so blessed!!!"
Newborns seem to be a new trend in country music, as this news follows the birth of Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles' son Magnus Hamilton on Thursday.
Scott and Tyrell wed January 7 after getting engaged on Independence Day in 2011. On Monday Lady Antebellum announced the launching of their new charity, LadyAID. The mission of the organization is to aid children's hospitals. »
First comes the sound of wedding bells, and next comes the baby rattle. Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott and drummer Chris Tyrrell, who became engaged on Independence Day in 2011 and married Jan. 7 in upstate New York, are now expecting a child. "Chris & I are excited to announce that our Christmas gift has arrived a little early this year! We are having a Baby!" she wrote on Twitter Friday. "We feel so blessed!!!" "Everything is brighter. Everything has a deeper meaning," Scott, 26, previously said of her new husband. "He makes me feel more comfortable in my own skin." Scott has certainly »
- Stephen M. Silverman
The year 2012 has been exceptionally good for the trade as box-office has churned up a number of hits, super hits and all time blockbusters. The two most important festivals, Eid-ul-Fitr and Diwali, which are considered to be the best time to release films, as far as box-office returns are concerned, have proved to be jackpots for the films which released on these particular occasions.The first was Salman Khan's Independence Day cum Eid release, Ek Tha Tiger »
Where we left off: Merle beat Glenn into a bloody pulp and The Governor sorta-kinda-was-probably-about-to-rape Maggie in order to find out where Rick and the gang were living. Michonne led a rescue mission to Woodbury, but the Prison Gang's plans were waylaid when zombies chased them into a cabin and they killed a crazy man who lived with his dead dog to escape. Rick left Carl in charge of the group left at the prison. The Governor demanded that Merle pledge his loyalty to Woodbury and continued having sexytimes with Andrea. »
This mid-season finale of "The Walking Dead" was written by creator Robert Kirkman so you can bet we were left with our jaws agape at the end of the cliff-hanging episode! It was directed by Billy Gierhart.
Spoiler Alert: Do not read any further if you haven't watched the episode yet. This is a recap with specific details from the episode. Continue only if you have watched it.
A shambling walker in the woods started tonight's episode. Tyreese dispatched of said walker and joined his group while they were chased by a horde. One woman was bit and when the group reached the knocked down wall of an abandoned building, Tyreese convinced them to let her enter with them out of compassion for her son. The group climbed in and when the camera panned out, the building belongs to a prison.
Back at Woodbury, Andrea was admiring the Governor's photograph of his family. »
- KW Low
After being informed that 3-D conversion involves only stereoscopic imaging, and not the rendering of Randy Quaid into actual flesh, the shadowy cabal of the Hollywood Star-Whackers has quietly scrapped those earlier plans to have 20th Century Fox re-release Independence Day in 3-D. Official reasons have yet to be given for why the 1996 blockbuster will not get the post-conversion that all successful '90s films must undergo lest they be entirely forgotten, naturally leaving us to speculate that it definitely has something to do with Randy Quaid, because everything does. We suppose there is, however, the possibility that the cost »
I first saw Larry Hagman in the flesh back in the '60s. And he was an amazing sight to see. I was staying in a friend's house, a few doors from Hagman's Malibu Colony's beachfront home. Early in the afternoon on Independence Day, the famous star stepped onto the sand and began to lead a parade of pals playing tin whistles along the beach. He was carrying a Viet Cong flag. Hagman was violently opposed to America's unpopular involvement in Vietnam in a nation savagely divided by that marathon war. And although he was was a big star, »
- Ivor Davis
Commenting on the Critics with Simon Columb...
Charlie Lyne writes for The Guardian about how found footage films are dominating cinema - and the functional problems with this...
"The central conceit of the found footage genre – fictional characters, be they priests, partygoers or palaeontologists, suddenly being struck by the inexplicable urge to immortalise the drama of their lives on film – can be a difficult one to sell to an audience, but that hasn't stopped film-makers in their hundreds trying their hands."
Read the full article here.
My own experience with found footage films dates back to The Blair Witch Project. Though I didn't see the film at the cinema, I recall buying the film on DVD and still, my friends and I were unsure whether it was a true story. As a keen camper in my younger years, I related to the woodland-walking, awkward-bags-on-back and within-tent discussions. I remember watching »
When I first heard there was going to be a Red Dawn remake, I didn’t see the need. Even in a post-9/11 world, in which we have experienced a foreign attack on U.S. soil — unlike when the 1984 original could tout its related tagline of “In our time, no foreign army has ever occupied American soil. Until now.” — we don’t have the sort of Cold War worries of being taken over by an enemy superpower, regardless of the plausibility. We’ve entered a different kind of era of fear, of terrorists striking rather than foreign armies invading. In the last 20 years it has made more sense to see alien invasion films like Independence Day and War of the Worlds, because extraterrestrials seemed the more likely foreigners to conquer America if any. And to an extent — especially given a certain ID4-ish plan involving defeating the invaders via their own communications system — the producers could have »
- Christopher Campbell
Oscar winning director Barry Levinson's horrifying The Bay (review here) recently made its debut in the Us On Demand, but fear fans on UK shores will be delighted to know that come March 1, 2013, they'll be able to experience the eco-terror freakout on the big screen courtesy of Momentum Pictures.
That's right! No small home viewing business here. Instead, you can share the experience of never wanting to drink from local waters ever again with the crowds at your local cinema multiplex. Just look out for anyone sporting a seriously nasty rash...
The quaint coastal town of Claridge, Maryland, thrives on the safe, tranquil and abundant waters of Chesapeake Bay. During their annual Independence Day celebrations, a gruesome plague is unleashed, quickly infecting the residents and turning them against each other. A »
Momentum Pictures today announced that The Bay will be released in UK cinemas on March 1, 2013. It stars Kristen Connolly (The Cabin in the Woods, The Happening, Revolutionary Road), Will Rogers (Law & Order) and Christopher Denham (Shutter Island, Argo).
The producers of horror hits Sinister, Insidious and Paranormal Activity join Levinson to deliver what's billed as "a stark, disturbing and truly nerve-shredding tale of an ecological nightmare."
The quaint coastal town of Claridge, Maryland thrives on the safe, tranquil and abundant waters of Chesapeake Bay. During their annual Independence Day celebrations, a gruesome plague is unleashed, quickly infecting the residents and turning them against each other. A brutal and harrowing creature feature for the 21st century, The Bay graphically chronicles the descent of »
- David Bentley
Everything from The Wizard of Oz to Jurassic Park is being re-released in 3D, so it’s a bit surprising that Fox has decided to hold off on their planned re-release of Independence Day. The movie made over $800 million back in ’96, but it hasn’t exactly aged considerably well, often brought up only mockingly. Even [...] »
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- Bryan Enk
I can't determine whether it's a sign of little interest or high expenses that caused 20th Century Fox to cancel its plans to re-release Roland Emmerich's first end of the world FX extravaganza, 1996's Independence Day, in 3D. That's just what the movie studio has done, scuttling plans to post-convert the 16 year old sci-fi/action film into 3D and release it to theaters on July 3, 2013.
Maybe Fox doesn't believe that the first blockbuster to star Will Smith will make all that much at the box office, even if it was positioned to take advantage of the long holiday weekend that the film is titled after. Or maybe the $10-15 million dollars that it would likely cost to create Independence Day 3D wouldn't be a good gamble to take. Box office returns on 3D post-converted re-releases of aged blockbusters don't seem to produce red hot grosses.
But if that is »
- Patrick Sauriol
Usually when we get a movie with aliens visiting Earth, the focus tends to be on the aliens taking over the world or an entire city, like we’ve seen over and over again in films like Independence Day, Skyline, and Battle: Los Angeles. What we don’t get that often is a focus on one family and how it affects them, but that’s exactly what we get with the new thriller Dark Skies.
Today, thanks to First Showing, we have the first trailer for the film which gives you an idea of the creepy kind of atmosphere they’re going for.
The first comparison that most are likely to make is to another alien film that focused on a single family, Signs, a film that’s from back when M. Night Shyamalan used to make good movies. It does indeed look a little similar, though Dark Skies looks »
- Jeff Beck
Is the 3D post-conversion craze slowly dying out? Quite possibly. Major blockbusters will probably be forced to use 3D technology for the foreseeable future, especially as long as international audiences keep flocking to it. However, Hollywood seems to be cooling on the idea of re-releasing older films with 3D conversions as the general interest level seems to be falling off. Aside from The Lion King, Disney's 3D re-releases have done progressively worse, and although both Titanic and Star Wars: Episode I put up some decent numbers, the majority of the money was made overseas. Now this week Fox has announced that they have decided to call off their 3D version of Roland Emmerich's Independence Day. Independence Day 3D was supposed to hit theatres on July 3rd, 2013, which would have put it up against Disney's The Lone Ranger and Despicable Me 2. Clearly that is some pretty tough competition, »
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