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1989 was the last time people got to watch The Equalizer on their TV screens, and while it.s taken a while for this film version to become a reality, Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington are finally putting it together, and it has some potential to be an interesting flick. But Washington is usually only as powerful as his opposing force. That force has been met, and his name is Marton Csokas (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring), according to The Hollywood Reporter. The New Zealander has been in tons of popular films over the past decade or so, though he.s usually kept to more generic roles. He.s currently filming Marc Webb.s The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and has both Darren Aronofsky.s Noah and Robert Rodriguez.s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For coming to theaters before Spider-Man. You can catch him now »
A book filled with inner monologue, a Bengal tiger and a shipwrecked boy somehow managed to be turned into a film; an Academy Award-winning one at that. Ang Lee has himself called Life Of Pi the most difficult film he’s ever made. Life Of Pi was once considered unfilmable due to the importance of the tiger and its human qualities. However, thanks to the required technology being enabled a few years ago, the tiger and story could finally be brought to the big screen. Check out Thn’s list of seemingly unfilmable films which were made into movies.
The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (2001, 2002, 2003)
A key to bringing those supposedly unfilmable movies to life is modern CGI. Where would the Lord Of The Rings trilogy be without it? Children would have played hobbits, Nazgûl-birds made to fly by hanging them on strings, and a doll would have portrayed Gollum, »
- Isra Alkassi
We think that most of us can agree that moms are the best and they do a lot for us! Now it’s time to return the favor and celebrate this Mother’s Day by giving mom the movie night she deserves! Watching a classic flick together is the perfect opportunity to catch up and share stories with your family.
Thanks to Warner Bros., Sound On Sight is giving away the Best of WB 100 Film Collection valued at $597.92. This includes all 22 of Warner Bros. Library’s Best Picture™ winners on 55 discs presented in book style premium packaging. Plus two all-new documentaries: Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot and The Warner Bros. Lot Tour. The set is piled with hours of commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more on select films. It also includes a limited edition 27” x 40” poster, plus a postcard series of Warner Bros. movie posters designed by legendary Bill Gold. »
Directed by Peter Jackson.
Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ian Holm, Elijah Wood, Hugo Weaving, Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Christopher Lee, Sylvester McCoy, Barry Humphries, Lee Pace, Ken Stott, Graham McTavish, William Kircher, James Nesbitt, Stephen Hunter, Dean O'Gorman, Aidan Turner, John Callen, Peter Hambleton, Jed Brophy, Mark Hadlow, Adam Brown and Benedict Cumberbatch.
A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an "unexpected journey" to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of Dwarves to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug.
Having not gotten round to seeing The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at the cinema (that was an unexpected journey in itself trying to get to there thanks to the M25!), I jumped at the chance to watch it on DVD. I wasn't disappointed.
The film opens in an impressive fashion with Smaug the »
- Flickering Myth
★★☆☆☆ Over ten years since he journeyed deep into J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy world with The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Peter Jackson makes his inevitable return to Middle-earth with the first of a new three-parter: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012). Taking the reins from original helmer Guillermo Del Toro, Jackson takes the source material - itself a prelude to TLotR - and burrows further into the templates he so vividly brought to life three times previously, fleshing out the established geography and characters whilst retrospectively exploring Bilbo Baggins' adventures pre-The Fellowship of the Ring.
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- CineVue UK
In honor of the season two finale of True Justice tonight on Reelz and the show's titular badass, Elijah Kane (played by Steven Seagal), team Reelz put our noggins together to come up with a list of the most badass canes in movie history. These aren't the fancy sticks of affected gentlemen, these are the skull crackin', shin trippin', Russian spy dispatchin', and side splittin' hard wood of the serious auteur. Check out our list below and let us know your favorite movie canes in the comments.
Don't forget to tune in to the season two finale of True Justice tonight at 9p Et/ 8p Pt.
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Link | Posted 3/29/2013 by Jud
True Justice | Michael Caine | Charlie Chaplin | Steven Seagal | A Clockwork Orange | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets | Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | Charlie and the Chocolate Factory »
- Jud Lewis-Mahon
Peter Jackson's preview of the sequel to the Rings prequel shows the director taking fresh liberties with Tolkien's work
The first instalment in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy, An Unexpected Journey, may not have swept the board at the Oscars or even ended up as one of the year's best-reviewed films, but audiences seemed to warm to the New Zealand film-maker's epic, expanded take on (the first third of) Jrr Tolkien's gentle and breezy 1937 children's fantasy. At some point along the line there are going to be some very confused youngsters dipping into the 250-page book after watching all three movies and wondering what on Middle-earth happened to Radagast, Galadriel, Saruman and all that fighting, but hey … childhood's tough.
On Sunday, selected bloggers and critics were treated to a sneak online preview of footage from the next Hobbit movie: The Desolation of Smaug (pronounced with an "ow", rather than »
- Ben Child
Asked by Vulture whether he had seen the first film in Peter Jackson's new Middle-earth trilogy, the actor – who played Aragorn in all three Lord of the Rings films – revealed that he went to see it on opening day.
"I went on opening day to see it. I was actually in Argentina, and I went with a bunch of kids and their parents," Mortensen said. "It was kind of a party atmosphere, it was fun... I enjoyed it."
He went on to explain that he had enjoyed the nostalgic experience of seeing some of the locations used in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
"It was nice to see some of the landscapes I remembered. It was a nice trip down memory lane, where we'd shot near some of the places where I'd gone camping or fishing. »
The works of J.R.R. Tolkien, particularly Peter Jackson’s adaptations of said works, have had a big influence on my life. It was my first time watching The Fellowship of the Ring at the age of fourteen that made me decide that I wanted to devote my life to film. The world created by Tolkien and brought to impeccably detailed life by Jackson and his crew enveloped my mind in the way that only the best stories can, and made me want to create my own worlds on the page as well as the screen. For me, the most beautiful aspect of filmmaking is the escapism that it can inspire; in my darkest moments, escaping to Middle-earth in my mind for three-plus hours at a time has been greatly comforting. The solid themes of good triumphing over evil, and heroes choosing to do what is right over what is easy, »
- Lee Jutton
Here is my complete 2014 Oscar Preview in one complete list, with all 40 Oscar Contenders and my thoughts on each over the course of a massive 13-page spread and over 8,500 words. Trust me, I don't blame you if you take your time, but I think it may serve as a helpful list to look back at throughout the year. And, if you missed Parts 1-4 in which I featured each of these films, ten per installment, and just because it's fun to see them all in one place, here's a list of all 40 films included in this preview: The Great Gatsby, 12 Years a Slave, A Most Wanted Man, The Place Beyond the Pines, August: Osage County, Before Midnight, Blue Jasmine, Captain Phillips, Dallas Buyers Club, Diana, Elysium, The Fifth Estate, Foxcatcher, Frozen, Fruitvale, Grace of Monaco, Gravity, The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, Inside Llewyn Davis, Labor Day, Lowlife, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, »
- Brad Brevet
"It's not a place you can get to by a boat or a train. It's far, far away. Behind the moon, beyond the rain..."
With Disney's Oz: The Great and Powerful opening in theaters nationwide today, moviegoers will finally have the opportunity to return to the incredible fantasy world created by L. Frank Baum in his Land of Oz books. For those who have never ventured to Oz before, there are all manner of wonders in store, from talking dolls and toothy fairies, to flying monkeys and witches, both good and wicked. What's great about fantasy movies like Oz: The Great and Powerful is that they offer so much more than colorful characters and an entertaining story — they provide an entire new world to explore. If you could book a vacation to any fictional land depicted in fantasy movies, where would you go?
Rate the Top 10 Movie Fantasy Lands You »
- BrentJS Sprecher
Yesterday kicked off my 2014 Oscar Preview with the first ten films in a look at 40 potential contenders to be on the lookout over the course of the next ten months, today we take a look at ten more and among them I have included the only animated contender I'm listing as well as the only blockbuster feature. Today's installment includes the dramatization of the Wikileaks story in The Fifth Estate, Bennett Miller (Moneyball) returns with Foxcatcher starring Channing Tatumand Mark Ruffalo, Disney's animated feature Frozen, the Sundance standout Fruitvale starring Michael B. Jordan, Grace of Monaco starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, the long-awaited Alfonso Cuaron feature Gravity with Oscar winners George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, the question mark that is Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby, another question mark in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug, the black-and-white Coen brother feature Inside Llewyn Davis and Jason Reitman »
- Brad Brevet
Fans of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" will have to wait a little while longer to see how things turn out -- and not because Jackson added a fourth film to his three-part franchise. New Line and MGM announced on Thursday that "The Hobbit: There and Back Again," the final installment in "The Hobbit" trilogy, will arrive in theaters on Dec. 17, 2014, some five months after its original July 18, 2014 release date.
No reason was given for the move, but perhaps consistency was motivation: Jackson's three "Lord of the Rings" films ("The Fellowship of the Ring," "The Two Towers" and "The Return of the King") all opened between Dec. 17-19, while "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" hit theaters on Dec. 13, 2012. The new trilogy's second film, "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," is set to debut on Dec. 14 of this year.
Events in "The Hobbit," J.R.R Tolkien's brief and beloved novel, »
- Christopher Rosen
A fun joke to have told your friends around the time that "Titanic" came out was, "Spoiler alert: The boat hits the iceberg!" I'm sure many, many people used that joke during the mid to late '90s, and all of them reaped the many benefits which followed, from more friends to more respect to a deeper appreciation of themselves as people.
Hell, making that joke even started Barack Obama's political career!
Indeed, not every movie is enjoyed just for its surprise ending. Some movie endings, in fact, are even built right into the title.
Here are nine that ask you to enjoy the journey, not the destination.
"The Shawshank Redemption," (1994)
"The Shawshank Redemption" would have presumably been a much tougher studio sell had the title been "Tim Robbins is Wrongly Convicted of a Crime and Then Dies in Prison After a Few Decades of Friendship with Morgan Freeman, »
- Nick Blake
There are many, many strange YouTube videos out there to explore, and most of them aren't interesting or ridiculous enough to watch for more than a few seconds. But every now and then one of those Internet weirdos happens upon a truly amazing and terrifyingly strange talent. and to those rare few, attention must be paid. So we honor you, YouTube user ljameswalters, who posted this video himself singing Fantine's "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Miserables in the voice of Gollum. Yes, that Gollum. See it for yourself below. A lot of people have done their own Gollum impressions since The Fellowship of the Ring came out 12 years ago, but none have quite nailed it the way this guy does-- much less used it to sing a very famous song. Though it's hilarious on the surface just to hear Gollum's voice singing a song you're used to hearing from »
Ah, Valentine’s Day. We’ve officially entered the season of love, romance, and overpriced chocolate. Here to help you get in the mood, your five rotating Siipping News columnists Hannah, Yvonne, Catherine, Adri and Aja have each assembled their top five most romantic (intentionally or not) slashy moments from many different fandoms. Included in this eclectic list is everything from movies to manga, so you’re sure to find a new fandom flame or rekindle an old love. Enjoy!
Hannah’s Top 5
Picking only five romantic moments was a big challenge for me considering how many TV shows, movies, comics and books I am forever in love with. But I’ve narrowed it down to these few heart-wrenching finalists.
5. Harvey/Mike (Suits 2.12): “Who did this to you?”
I’ll be the first to say that Suits doesn’t fit my typical TV taste – no sci-fi, no fantasy, no »
- AfterElton.com Staff
Roger Deakins has won twice before with the American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) for The Shawshank Redemption and The Man Who Wasn't There. Going into tonight, his record was two-for-ten and and now he's upped that 20% win percentage to 27% as he won tonight for his work on Skyfall. The award comes over fellow nominees Danny Cohen (Les Miserables), Janusz Kaminski (Lincoln), Seamus McGarvey (Anna Karenina) and Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi). Four of the five of these gentlemen were also nominated at the Oscars with Robert Richardson (Django Unchained) replacing Cohen. Of course, one would suspect Deakins is now the front-runner for Oscar. After all, he won with the Cinematographers Guild and that has to mean something. Well, it does, but... Deakins has been nominated nine times for Oscar's Best Cinematography (including the two times he won the Asc) and he's lost all nine times and, at the moment, he »
- Brad Brevet
Feature Juliette Harrisson Feb 7, 2013
To celebrate Community's long-awaited return, Juliette counts down ten of its geekiest references to other TV shows and films...
There’s a reason Community, while struggling in the ratings out in the big wide world, often seems to be the most popular show on the internet. This is a show that has not only embraced geek culture, it threw geek culture a big party, baked it a cake then cleaned up afterwards and sent geek culture to bed with a cup of hot cocoa. From brief references to geek staples, to one-liners and visual gags, all the way up to complete spoof episodes, no show on television celebrates geek culture in quite the way that Community does. In preparation for the long-delayed return of everyone’s favourite gang of community college students, we celebrate ten of the show’s geekiest gags.
Each reference has been »
By Tariq Khan, Gold Derby 1. It's a wide open race. The last five years, the Supporting Actor derby has been incredibly easy to call. Just consider the wins by Javier Bardem in "No Country for Old Men," Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight," Christoph Waltz in "Inglourious Basterds," Christian Bale in "The Fighter" and Christopher Plummer in "Beginners." Were any of those outcomes ever really in doubt? Each of those men was declared the frontrunner early in the season and then prevailed at both the Globes and SAG Awards. The Oscar presentation was really just a formality. Finally, 2012 has brought us some suspense. There has been no clear critical favorite, with non-nominees Matthew McConaughey taking both the New York and National Society prizes for "Magic Mike" and "Bernie," and Dwight Henry winning in Los Angeles for "Beasts of the Southern Wild." Christoph Waltz was the upset Globe victor for "Django Unchained »
- Alex Suskind
Sean Bean is the latest name to join the cast of Andy and Lana Wachowski's Jupiter Ascending , Deadline reports. He'll star in the sci-fi tale opposite Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis and Eddie Redmayne. The film focuses on higher forms of life who are watching us from other worlds. Kunis will play a Russian immigrant who is busily scrubbing toilets for a living. Unbeknownst to her, she actually possesses the same perfect genetic makeup as the Queen of the Universe and is therefore a threat to her otherwise immortal rule. Bean, best known for playing Boromir in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and for starring in the first season of "Game of Thrones", will play a rogue named Stinger. (Photo Credit: FayesVision / WENN.com) »
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