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Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 5 Dec 2013 - 06:54
Our voyage through history's underappreciated films arrives at the year 2001, and a vintage year for lesser-seen gems...
Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C Clarke may have seen 2001 as the year we'd head off to meet alien intelligences in the depths of space, but in reality, its cinematic landscape was dominated by fantasy rather than extra-terrestrials. Rowling and Tolkien dominated the box office, with Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone and The Fellowship Of The Ring earning almost $1bn each, while Monsters, Inc and Shrek thrilled old and young audiences alike.
At the other end of the spectrum of success, 2001 was such a vintage year for movies that we had to whittle our usual selection of 25 films down from an initial selection of more than 40. This is why the decision was made - with heavy heart - to exclude some of our favourite films, »
Let’s start with the similarities: Kristen Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence are both 23 years old; they are respected, well-paid actresses; they are both stars of majorly popular Ya franchise films. They are both ranked in the top 50 on Vulture’s Most Valuable Stars list — but Jennifer Lawrence is at No. 3, mostly unbeatable, and Kristen Stewart is down at No. 36 (a two-spot improvement from 2012, actually). Some of this discrepancy can be chalked up to basic career timing: Kristen Stewart’s star-making Twilight films ended last November, and Jennifer Lawrence’s Hunger Games is just getting started. But a close analysis reveals that the difference between the two is more than just scheduling. Below, a year-by-year breakdown of the choices that led to Kirsten Stewart and Jennifer Lawrence’s respective Mvs rankings. 2002–2004: 11-year-old Kristen Stewart — who has one indie credit (The Safety of Objects) and a couple of non-speaking »
- Amanda Dobbins
It's been about a year since the Season 2 finale of "Todd & the Book of Pure Evil" aired on FEARnet, but finally the complete second season is arriving on DVD. Equal parts camp and gore, the show is a must-see for fans of horror, comedy, horror-comedy, and everything in between!
From the Press Release:
Imagine, if you will, a book of awesome power. A book that will make your deepest, darkest desires come true... but at a horrifying cost. This is The Book of Pure Evil, and it's loose in Crowley High, unleashing its dark power and filling the school hallways with monsters made of human fat and flesh-eating zombie rockers. Thankfully, four teenagers stand between The Book and the end of the world as we know it. And they will save our souls -- whether they like it or not.
This June 25th join Entertainment One and legions of devoted »
- The Woman In Black
These Sundance films keep raking it in. Content has acquired foreign rights to Concussion, a drama about a fortysomething wealthy, married, lesbian housewife who gets beaned by a baseball and strangely reflects on a life that she realizes is wanting and leads her to lead a secret life on the side. As Deadline revealed late Monday evening, Radius-twc spent a 7-figure sum for North American rights, for a multi-platform release in a deal brokered by Paradigm. Here’s the Content release: Sundance – Content is delighted to announce the acquisition of all international rights to Concussion. The controversial but beautiful film premiered last weekend at the Sundance Film Festival in the U.S. Dramatic section and has also been selected in Berlin’s Panorama, where it will screen next month. Directed and written by Stacie Passon, the cast includes breakout performances by Robin Weigert (The Sessions, Sons of Anarchy), Maggie Siff (Michael Clayton, »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
4 items from 2013
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