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We don't have as many big new posters dropping at the end of the year as we do trailers, but a few new images have cropped up for films that premiere early in 2010. It's mostly horror and thriller stuff, but then there's a new image for the Mark and Michael Polish movie Stay Cool, the existence of which I'd completely forgotten. (And, no, that's not another film in line with Get Shorty and Be Cool.) See all the images after the break. Edit: You may see a so-called teaser poster for Predators lurking around today, but it's just a temp image cobbled together for an international website showing Fox's upcoming slate. It's not a legit teaser. We'll run the real thing when it arrives. I love the new one-sheet for The Crazies, which blows up a shot seen in the trailers and turns it into an almost iconic-looking horror image. »
- Russ Fischer
ABC has The Polar Express and a repeat of Castle CBS has Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The Flight Before Christmas, and is new with 48 Hours Mystery Fox is new with Cops and America's Most Wanted NBC has It's a Wonderful Life ABC Family has The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause E! has You've Got Mail MTV has repeats of South Park, Nitro Circus, and Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory Oxygen has The Notebook TBS has Blades of Glory and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby TNT has The Bourne Supremacy VH1 has Be Cool Late-night highlights include Taylor Lautner and Bon Jovi on Saturday Night Live on NBC »
Oprah's announcement that her show may end its 25-season run in 2011 was almost enough to unseat "New Moon" as the top trending topic of the Twitter-Wood feed today. Kevin Nealon and Wil Wheaton both had a opinions on her possible bow out of syndication, while Eli Roth and Kevin Smith helped keep "Twilight" alive in Twitter conversation.
Two big names celebrated birthdays last night in very public fashion, as P. Diddy entertained a few folks on my follow list and Larry King got a little rowdy in my pick for Twitter Pic of the Day. Check that out after the jump along with Jeremy Piven's Calgary Flames trip and Danny DeVito's wholesome moment with Carrie Fisher. I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is the Twitter-Wood report for November 20, 2009.
Twitter Pic of the Day:
@kingsthings http://twitpic.com/q94op - Who is that masked man? @RyanSeacrest with Don Johnson at my b-day party. »
- Brian Warmoth
Keitel will play a contractor employed by Stiller’s character, reports THR. The plot focuses on the Fockers struggling to raise two 5-year-old twins.
Teri Polo, Blythe Danner, and Owen Wilson are also returning. Jessica Alba and Laura Dern are new additions for the July 2010 addition. Paul Weitz is taking over directing duties from Jay Roach, who will stay on as a producer.
Try as I might, I can’t get excited about a third one. I thought Meet the Parents was silly fun, but the second was a mess trying too hard to be funny. Besides, Keitel isn’t necessarily known for his comedic roles. His last true comedy was Be Cool…
- Jeff Leins
"Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" might as well have been a major Hollywood premiere last night, because Twitter-Wood was all over it and Ice-t even posted a shot of himself with the pair of nightvision goggles packaged with the game's Prestige Edition bundle. Other first-day buyers included Fred Durst, Diablo Cody, and possibly Michael Ian Black, whose snark is sometime difficult to see through.
In a follow-up tweet, Korey Tinsel revealed that she still doesn't have a dress for the "New Moon" premiere, so she may be forced to do something desperate. All of those tweets and more are waiting after the jump, along with an impressive home security camera video taken by producer Dana Brunetti that shows what happens when you try to steal plants from his yard. I'm @brianwarmoth and this is the Twitter-Wood report for November 10, 2009.
Twitter Pic of the Day:
@Finallevel http://twitpic.com/oy9by - Yes! »
- Brian Warmoth
Having been bombarded with hype-filled reviews, I went into The House Of The Devil with high expectations. Unfortunately, I came away from the film feeling as disappointed as I felt after watching Oren Peli's over-hyped Paranormal Activity (which may have worked as a short film that took place over three nights, but was simply excruciatingly at feature length).
Ti West undeniably captured the look, sound and feel of indie horror films from the late '70s and early '80s. It's too bad that a lot of reviewers seem to have been so overcome with the film's style that they neglected to point out how little substance the film has. I guess I should have known better, given the trend in recent years where film analysis being replaced with how a film either appeals to or offends a reviewer's sense of nostalgia in what are supposed to be film reviews. »
- email@example.com (Brian Matus, a.k.a. Hellstorm)
Directed by: F. Gary Gray
Running Time: 1 hr. 48 mins.
Release Date: October 16, 2009
Plot: A man (Butler) decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain by the district attorney (Foxx) sets his family’s killers free.
Who’S It For? Either people are lazy or movies are really hard to make. There are moments of ugly violence in this film, and supposedly funny violence (when the phone rings, you’ll know what I mean). Simply rent Silence of the Lambs and Falling Down, then mash them together and maybe you’ll have what this movie was trying to achieve. Maybe.
“I am a law abiding citizen … I’m just a regular guy.” Really? Really? Let’s examine the facts Ok? And yes, some plot spoilers will be discussed here so »
- Jeff Bayer
Have you ever felt slighted by the law? Felt like justice wasn’t served, or that the law was working more in their own favor than in yours? This is the underlying theme, the philosophical question at hand, which runs throughout Law Abiding Citizen. This is a movie whose title I felt was lacking, until I saw the film and it made more sense.
Law Abiding Citizen is a smart, tense thriller that keeps the audience at the edge of their seats and keeps us guessing. Not since Fracture, starring Anthony Hopkins, have I felt this engrossed by a legal cat-and-mouse thriller. The story makes it difficult to fully take one side or the other, painting the ambiguous nature of our imperfect legal system in endless shades of gray.
It had me at kaboom, this thorny moral conundrum of a film, and kept me for a long time. Kept me wondering who was the good guy and who was the villain until I started to dare to believe that maybe this would be the rare studio film that doesn’t feel the need to break things down so prettily. Kept me marveling at how the gray areas were staying gray and the complicated, no-easy-answers stuff kept getting more complicated. And then it lost me, nay, threw me overboard when it threw out all the tricksy pointedness and threw its lot in with those who are willing to throw out the baby of the American legal system with the bathwater of its problems. It’s all about the brokenness of our criminal justice system, this Law Abiding Citizen flick, which anyone can see is broken to the point at which »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Director F. Gary Gray began his career creating music videos for several big name R&B and hip-hop artists in the early 90s, including Ice Cube, Tlc, and OutKast. In 1995, Gray made a big screen splash with a little stoner comedy called Friday, starring a pre-Rush Hour Chris Tucker and an up-and-coming Ice Cube, a friend of Gray's. Friday was a surprise hit, opening the doors for future high profile projects such as The Negotiator, 2003's The Italian Job remake, and Be Cool. This week, Gray continues his strong track record in the crime/action genre with Law Abiding Citizen, and »
Two new posters for psychological thriller “Law Abiding Citizen” have been revealed. /Click on any of them to enlarge/
Law Abiding Citizen Poster
Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) who, 10 years after his wife and daughter are brutally murdered, returns to exact justice from the assistant district attorney (Jamie Foxx) who prosecuted the case against their killers. His vengeance threatens not only the man who allowed mercy to supersede justice, but also the system and the city that made it so.
If you haven’t seen “Law Abiding Citizen” trailer you can check it out Here
Law Abiding Citizen Poster
Thirty Republican senators voted down an amendment by Al Franken to take away government funds from defense contractors who prevent their employees from pursuing legal action for workplace assault or sexual discrimination, but luckily it passed anyway.
Meanwhile, David Letterman admitted to affairs with his employees, and his ratings are higher than ever.
Fix your boss with a “no means no” stare and let’s talk about this week’s movies.
The weekend’s big release is Couples Retreat, and while the resort-set movie always looks postcard-pretty — which is never a given, since lush Greek locales couldn’t save Mamma Mia! or My Life in Ruins from looking washed-out and awful — the script is rather problematic.
Chicago – The 45th Chicago International Film Festival will open with Katherine Dieckmann’s “Motherhood” and a star-studded red carpet where the film’s writer and director, Dieckmann and actress Uma Thurman at the AMC River East 21 Theater (322 E. Illinois St in Chicago) on Thursday, October 8th at 7pm.
Photo credit: Freestyle Releasing Cinema/Chicago also plans on honoring Thurman’s work and her contribution to film with the Festival’s “Career Achievement Award,” which will be presented prior to the screening.
“Motherhood,” which opens to a limited amount of theaters on October 23, stars Uma Thurman, Anthony Edwards and Minnie Driver. The film, which was shot on location in New York’s West Village, is a comedy about the dilemmas of the maternal state (marriage, work and self) into the trials and tribulations of one pivotal day. The film isn’t like any other film because it uses both humor »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
I initially hadn't felt any interest for F. Gary Gray's Law Abiding Citizen, the director having ruined for me what great a sequel Be Cool could've been and star Gerard Butler looking like he's taken the easy paycheck route since 300. But having seen the trailer recently I have to say it looks nothing like the borefest I was expecting, And that darn thing's written by Kurt Wimmer; Ultraviolet's bad reviews aside, the dude's Equilibrium still kicks »
- Tony Lang
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Cinematical has just received this exclusive poster for Law Abiding Citizen, the latest action film from Set It Off and The Italian Job director F. Gary Gray. Starring Jamie Foxx as a jaded public defender who cuts a deal with the murderer of Gerard Butler's wife and child in exchange for a testimony that will fry bigger underworld fish. Not satisfied with the swift indifference of the justice system, Butler then decides to go on a city wide rampage against both the criminals and the complacent bureaucrats that ruined his life.
Only Butler's plan for due justice is more complicated than any of the clueless courtroom regulars can imagine, and it isn't until the titular Law Abiding Citizen intentionally allows himself to be arrested that the full extent of his wrath comes to scale.
If the trailer is any indication, F. Gary Gray »
- Peter Hall
Variety reports that the Boston Film Festival will award Uma Thurman with a "film excellence" award for her acting career.
Thurman has certainly had an eclectic, up-and-down career. Interestingly enough, she wasn't even on-screen for her debut film role: She lent her voice to the English-language dubbing of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, the 1984 feature from legendary Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki.
Later in the 80s, she also had small roles in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen and Dangerous Liaisons. She was also the title female character in Henry & June, which in 1990 became the first movie to receive an Nc-17 (just after the rating was introduced to replace the X).
But of course, her breakout was as Mia Wallace in Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. Since then, she's taken on a variety of interesting, off-beat roles (Kill Bill, Sweet and Lowdown, »
- Rich Z Zwelling
Labor Day weekend is coming up, and it's a holiday that marks the end of the summer movie season along with summer itself. All the kids are heading back to the classroom for another dreaded year of school and (for those in L.A. like myself) the weather starts to cool... hopefully. While fall usually isn't seen as a cinematic hotbed, with the blockbuster summer season over, there are still plenty of quality films to check out at the box office. This year we have Megan Fox's possessed body, a sensational animated film and a new zombie adventure. There's a lot more that I'm looking forward to this fall, so here is a comphrehensive look at what you can expect from this fall movie season.
Tom Felton sounds like he'll be lightening up his mood a bit for his next non-"Harry Potter" project. The normally moody-on-screen actor who plays Draco Malfoy will be jumping into Jonah Hill's "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" sequel "Get Him to the Greek" alongside Hill and Russell Brand, according to his Twitter updates.
Elsewhere in our feed, the Twitter-Wood report joins John Stamos' former "Full House" cast members Bob Saget and Dave Coulier in wishing the well-groomed actor a happy birthday. The "ER" star's own bday post snagged today's Twitter Pic of the Day, which I've inserted below via Saget's re-tweet and well-wishing. If you ever wanted to see how great Stamos' hair looked early on in life, now is your chance. Check it out, along with Richard Kelly's computer problems, an explosion from F. Gary Gray's new film and more. It's all in the Twitter-Wood Report »
- Brian Warmoth
Overture Films has released four posters for drama/thriller “Law Abiding Citizen.”
Plot summary: Clyde Shelton (Gerard Butler) who, 10 years after his wife and daughter are brutally murdered, returns to exact justice from the assistant district attorney (Jamie Foxx) who prosecuted the case against their killers. His vengeance threatens not only the man who allowed mercy to supersede justice, but also the system and the city that made it so.
Law Abiding Citizen posters
- Allan Ford
Newsweek has a piece up today offering “Seven Ways to Be Cool at Comic Con” -- and its definition of cool is definitely... bizarre. This is what Newsweek thinks you’ll be competing with: Today, the cheerleading squad has gatecrashed the cafeteria's geek corner: Gwyneth Paltrow goes to Comic Con, for Spock's sake. And Jessica Alba, and Robert Pattinson, and thousands of other blowdried, Chiclet-toothed people from movie studios, television networks, record labels, and the like. How does one come off as an authentic insider, now that the event beckons so many Twitter-happy poseurs? We broke out our slide rule, protractor, and decoder ring to create a foolproof method to fitting in: Here’s one tip for Newsweek: Comic Con hipsters won’t be carrying slide rules. iPhones, yes. And maybe a slide-rule app on the iPhone (of course they exist!) But Jesus H. Christ on a teleporter pad, a slide-rule joke? »
- MaryAnn Johanson
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