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6 items from 2012


Rosamund Pike and Christopher Plummer Join Simon Pegg In Hector And The Search For Happiness Cast

6 September 2012 2:00 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Rosamund Pike (An Education, Johnny English Reborn, Clash Of The Titans) and Academy Award Winner Christopher Plummer (Beginners, The Last Station, The Imaginarium Of Dr. Parnassus) have joined the cast of director Peter Chelsom.s upcoming drama comedy Hector And The Search For Happiness in which Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible -Ghost Protocol, Paul) will play the lead. The announcement was made by producers Judy Tossell of Egoli Tossell Film (The Last Station, Carlos, Black Death) and Christine Haebler of Screen Siren Pictures (Hard Core Logo, Daydream Nation, Foreverland). The Solution Entertainment Group (.The Solution.) is handling international rights to the film and will be selling to buyers in Toronto; United Talent Agency are representing Us rights.

Adapted for the screen from the bestselling novel of the same name by François Lelord, the film is a German/Canadian co-production produced by Egoli Tossell Film and Screen Siren Pictures currently in pre-production »

- Michelle McCue

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15 Breakout Stars of Fall

4 September 2012 7:00 AM, PDT | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

It must be Fall! School's finally in session, the weather is getting ever slightly cooler and the offerings at your local movie theater change from big-budget popcorn fare to serious potential award winners.

This autumn the studios have a wide array of noteworthy films to put on your must-see list, from art-house Oscar contenders to teen ensembles and much-anticipated literary and musical adaptations.

We're celebrating the start of Fall with 15 actors who are going to blow audiences away this season. Some have been around for a few years but have yet to break out and others are lucky enough to have their first major roles in buzzworthy movies.

If acclaimed directors like Ang Lee, Paul Thomas Anderson and Peter Jackson saw something in them, we probably will, too.

Jesse Plemons

Fall Film: "The Master" (Sept. 14)

Why He'll Be a Star: To an up-and-coming actor, getting to appear in a Paul Thomas Anderson »

- Sandie Angulo Chen

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If Jack Black can make an excellent movie, surely anything is possible

26 July 2012 9:20 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

With Bernie, Black joins the pantheon of maddeningly annoying actors who stop being annoying – even if only for one film

Nothing is more heart-wrenching for the professional curmudgeon than the delightful new movie starring that actor the curmudgeon dislikes. I know many people who cannot stomach Tom Cruise, yet grudgingly had to admit he was pretty good in Collateral, Magnolia, Tropic Thunder and Rock of Ages.

I also know people who dislike Mickey Rourke enormously, but have felt morally bound to concede he was fabulous in The Wrestler. (These tend to be people who never saw him in Diner, the film that seemed to presage a brilliant career which never materialised.) The same thing has happened over the years – both to me and to close friends – with Matthew Broderick (generally horrible, but wonderful in Election), Reese Witherspoon (too perky for words, but superb in Legally Blonde and Election) and Jennifer Aniston (usually quite awful, »

- Joe Queenan

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Super-8 Movie Madness at The Way Out Club in St. Louis June 5th

30 May 2012 8:35 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Super-8 Movie Madness at the Way Out Club will be held on Tuesday June 5th from 8pm to Midnight. These are Super-8 Sound films condensed from features (they average 15 minutes in length) and will be projected on a large screen at the Way Out Club. Admission is only Three Bucks!!!!

The films on the June 5th are: An Avengers Triple Feature: The Hulk, Iron Man, and Thor (these are the 1960′s cartoons), The Day Of The Jackal, The Wizard Of Oz, Christopher Lee in Taste The Blood Of Dracula, It’S Not The Size That Counts, Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman, The Wasp Woman, Tora Tora Tora, a James Bond 007 Trailer Reel, The Who’s Tommy, The Guinness Book of World Records Volume 2, and Monty Python And The Holy Grail !

There will be lots of posters and T-Shirts and stuff given away. The Way Out Club is located at 2525 Jefferson Avenue in South St. »

- Tom Stockman

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16 Good Guys Gone Bad

8 February 2012 9:00 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

When it comes to the movies, there are some certainties in life: The guy in front of you is going to be texting through the whole film, popcorn tastes better with butter and Denzel Washington is a hero. But when "Safe House" opens this Friday, all bets are off, as Washington turns heel to play one of the most sinister villains of the year, rogue CIA agent Tobin Frost.

Of course, this isn't the first time Washington has put on the black hat, but it got us thinking: What other Hollywood good guys have taken a ride on the wild side and smashed expectations by dirtying up their heroic reputations? For the answer, take a look at our ultimate countdown of Good Guys Gone Bad.

But watch your back. Because Denzel Washington is out there somewhere -- and there's no telling which side he's on this week.

Tom Cruise in »

- Scott Harris

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eOne Entertainment Bringing Home The Devil's Rock and Todd & the Book of Pure Evil in February

18 January 2012 12:46 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Two new horror releases are coming our way in the shortest month of the year, and as always we have the skinny for you on the particulars. Read on, oh great one!

February 14th, 2012

On the Eve of D-Day, two Allied commandos sent to destroy a German gun installation uncover a secret occult lair where the Nazis are hiding a deadly she-demon, whom they plan to use to turn the tide of the war. The Devil’S Rock marks the directorial debut of special effects master Paul Campion (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, X-Men: the Last Stand), who crafts a bloody battle from hell in this Nazi-era frightfest. Featuring special effects and make-up by the five-time Academy Award® winning Weta Workshop (Avatar, District 9, Lord of the Rings, King Kong), this WWII-based film has been called “the best Kiwi horror since Peter Jackson’s Brain Dead.”

The Devil's Rock, »

- Uncle Creepy

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