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Morgan Freeman and Warner Bros. are at it again with their cuddly look at nature. After captivating us with their 2005 documentary March Of The Penguins, they move from the frozen wasteland of the Antarctic to the heat of Madagascar and a look as the curious creatures known as Lemurs. Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar is directed by David Douglas in glorious 3D IMAX with incomparable Freeman narrating as we travel with conservationist Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these endangered creatures survive in the modern world.
Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) narrates the documentary about the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. Captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived there as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. »
- Craig Hunter
While children of all ages have enjoyed the animated animals of the Madagascar franchise, director David Douglas (Wolves) takes us to the actual country in his upcoming documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar. Morgan Freeman narrates this IMAX 3D film, which shows scientist Patricia Wright trying to help these endangered lemurs survive, millions of years after they first arrived on the island planet.
Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby) narrates the documentary about the incredible true story of nature's greatest explorers-lemurs. Captured with IMAX 3D cameras, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. Lemurs arrived there as castaways millions of years ago and evolved into hundreds of diverse species but are now highly endangered. Join trailblazing scientist Patricia Wright on her lifelong mission to help these strange and adorable creatures survive in the modern world.
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The first trailer for director David Douglas' new 3D IMAX nature documentary, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, is now online. Narrated by the incomparable Morgan Freeman, this picture will transport audiences to the remote and unique island of Madagascar, home to hundreds of diverse species of lemurs. Conservationist Patricia Wright invites viewers along on her lifelong mission to help these endangered creatures survive in the modern world. The Warner Bros. documentary opens April 4, 2014 in 3D IMAX. Hit the jump to watch the trailer for Island of Lemurs: Madagascar. Check out the Island of Lemurs: Madagascar trailer below, and click over to Apple to view in HD: Synopsis: Academy Award® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) narrates the documentary about the incredible true story of nature’s greatest explorers—lemurs. Captured with IMAX® 3D cameras, “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar” takes audiences on a spectacular journey to the remote and wondrous world of Madagascar. »
- Dave Trumbore
By Mark Pinkert
This is the second article in a three-part series.
Earlier this month, the acclaimed writer/producer/director Joss Whedon spoke at an Equality Now benefit dinner and suggested that the word “feminism” be removed from the English lexicon. According to Mr. Whedon, the word is problematic because it assumes that gender equality is not the “natural state” but something that needs to be achieved. Though several self-purported feminist bloggers have criticized this idea, Whedon’s speech does raise some interesting questions about how prejudice can hide away in the depths of language and rhetoric.
Thankfully, we have reached a point where shouting sexist comments is socially unacceptable and utterly disgraceful; anyone who does becomes ostracized by civil people. But that does not mean gender prejudices have been cured. The most corrosive type of sexism, and the one Whedon was getting at, is the kind embedded in words and institutions, »
- Mark Pinkert
President & CEO of Hammer and Vice-Chairman of Exclusive Media, Simon Oakes, announced today that Hammer, an Exclusive Media company, will produce a new version of The Abominable Snowman. The project is being developed by Hammer in association with Ben Holden (The Quiet Ones, The Woman in Black: Angel of Death).
In this modern take on the Yeti myth, a scientific expedition’s illegal ascent up an unclimbed peak of one of the World’s most formidable mountains accidentally awakens an ancient creature that could spell a certain end for them all.
Watch the trailer from the 1957 British horror film.
The original screenplay by Matthew Read (Pusher, Hammer of the Gods) and Jon Croker (The Woman In Black: Angel of Death, Desert Dancer) will put a modern twist on the 1957 iconic original film from Hammer’s extensive canon of work. The project marks a continuation of Hammer’s ongoing campaign to »
- Michelle McCue
Mumbai, Nov 13: Hollywood actress-producer Hilary Swank will be here Sunday to be a part of amfAR's inaugural fundraising event to be attended by celebrated names from India and abroad.
Swank, the "Million Dollar Baby" star, who has won the best actress Academy Award twice, will join amfAR's Global Fundraising chair Sharon Stone and the India select co-chairs, amfAR supporters and Bollywood actors Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan, for the event.
The gala, by Foundation for AIDS Research, amfAR, will be held at the Taj Mahal Palace, where renowned recording artist Kesha will perform and American designer and amfAR chairman. »
- Diksha Singh
The 21st Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography (Nov 16-23), has revealed the competition jurors who will judge entries at this year’s event in Bydgoszcz, Poland.
Jury members of the main competition jury are:
Tom Stern, cinematographer (Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, The Hunger Games);Ed Lachman, cinematographer (Erin Brockovich, The Virgin Suicides, I’m Not There);Todd McCarthy, journalist and film critic;Denis Lenoir, cinematographer (Paris, je t’aime, Righteous Kill, 88 Minutes);Adam Holender, cinematographer (Midnight Cowboy, Smoke, Fresh);Timo Salminen, cinematographer (The Man Without a Past, La Havre, The Match Factory Girl);Franz Lustig, cinematographer (Don’t Come Knocking, Land of Plenty, Palermo Shooting);Jeffrey Kimball, cinematographer (Top Gun, Mission: Impossible II, The Expendables).Polish Films Competition
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Camerimage, the International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography, has announced today its full jury roster for the upcoming festival, running November 16 to 23 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. The names include directors Jos Stelling and Albert Hughes, Oscar-nominated cinematographers Caleb Deschanel, Ed Lachman, Tom Stern, Stuart Dryburgh and Jost Vacano and many more. Jury members of the main competition jury are Oscar nominee Tom Stern, cinematographer ( Million Dollar Baby , Gran Torino , The Hunger Games ); Oscar nominee Ed Lachman, cinematographer ( Erin Brockovich , The Virgin Suicides , I.m Not There ); Todd McCarthy, journalist and film critic ( Visions of Light , Corman.s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel ); Primetime Emmy nominee Denis Lenoir, cinematographer ( »
Written and directed by Haggis, the film stars Liam Neeson, Kim Basinger, Adrien Brody, James Franco, Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis, and Maria Bello. Michael Nozik of Hwy61 and Haggis produced the film along with Paul Breuls of Corsan, who also provided the financing.
Haggis told Variety after the premiere that audiences would have a strong reaction to the romance.
“People are going to either love it or hate it, like ‘Crash,’” Haggis told Variety. “A lot of people want their movies to be easily understood, underlined and in bold. »
- Dave McNary
[Press Release] Los Angeles, CA (October 21, 2013)— Millennium Entertainment is proud to announce the home entertainment release of Hell Baby, the new comedy from the creators of the hit series “Reno 911!” Written and directed by Thomas Lennon (“Sean Saves the World”, Night at the Museum, Reno 911!: Miami) and Ben Garant (“Reno 911!”, Night at the Museum, Reno 911!: Miami) Hell Babyy marks the comedy duo’s co-directing debut. Hell Baby stars Leslie Bibb (Iron Man 2, Movie 43), Rob Corddry (The Way Way Back, Pain & Gain), Michael Ian Black (This is 40, Reno 911!), Riki Lindhome (Million Dollar Baby, HBO's "Enlightened") Paul Scheer (FX's "The League," Bride Wars), and Rob Huebel (The Descendants, Celeste & Jesse Forever). Hell Baby was released theatrically on September 6, 2013 »
- Pietro Filipponi
Graham King and Tim Headington of production company Gk Films (the team behind Martin Scorsese's Hugo), are developing Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons into a feature film in association with Warner Bros. Valli and Four Seasons keyboardist Bob Gaudio are on board to executive producing. Clint Eastwood (Grand Torino, Million Dollar Baby ) was hired to direct, under the stipulation that he would be allowed to cast members of production's theatrical run in pivotal roles. Jersey Boys is the hit musical which has garnered over $1 billion in revenue since it's Broadway debut, and now plays in multiple venues worldwide including London and Australia. It tells the true life story of how Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Frankie Valli and his New Jersey friends from the »
- Pietro Filipponi
Clint Eastwood and Ben Affleck have been consistent powerhouses at Warner Bros., churning out critical and commercial hits in Argo, Gran Torino, The Town and Million Dollar Baby. They.ll continue to reward the studio (and audiences, hopefully) with upcoming features that today earned a pair of release dates. Eastwood.s will arrive first. The director.s screen adaptation of the Broadway smash Jersey Boys will open in theaters on June 20, 2014, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Christopher Walken is the biggest name in Eastwood.s ensemble, as the filmmaker went with relative newcomers to play the singing members of the Four Seasons. John Lloyd Young will play Frankie Valli in the musical, while Vincent Piazza landed the coveted role of Tommy DeVito. Jersey Boys, of course, is based on the Tony Award-winning musical that chronicles the rise of the famous band The Four Seasons, led by Valli in the lead »
Directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (“21 Jump Street,” “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”), this brand new trailer for The Lego Movie stars Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie and Charlie Day, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.
The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
- Michelle McCue
Warner Bros. Pictures has released the new trailer for “The Lego Movie.”
The film, the first-ever full length theatrical Lego movie, follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
Chris Pratt (“Moneyball”) stars as Emmet. Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (“Million Dollar Baby”) and Elizabeth Banks (“The Hunger Games,” Emmy nominee for “30 Rock”), will star as two of Emmet’s fellow travelers: Vitruvius, an old mystic; and tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest. She also calls upon the mysterious Batman, a Lego® minifigure voiced by Will Arnett (Emmy nominee, “30 Rock”), with whom she shares a history. »
- Kellvin Chavez
This year’s Oscar race is not different from most in the last twenty years. Best Picture is driven by two major factors: Director and Actor. The strong leading man »
- Sasha Stone
With just 10 weeks left in the year, box office matters a lot more than it should in an Oscar race supposedly based on merit. That's especially true with movies that are on the fence. As most of the major festivals have come and gone, the gatekeeping function they serve now gets handed over to local critics and to the moviegoing public.
Last month, I predicted that "Rush" or "Prisoners" could follow in the footsteps of movies like "Braveheart," "Gladiator," and "The Departed" -- that is, unusually well-executed genre movies that ended up winning Best Picture -- if their commercial momentum held up. Alas, it did not. Both movies started out strong but quickly ran out of gas.
On the other hand, "Enough Said," a movie not enough people were talking about as an Oscar contender six weeks ago, now looks to be in the thick of things precisely because it's »
- Gary Susman
Blu-ray Release Date: Feb. 4, 2014
Price: Blu-ray $19.98
Studio: Warner Home Video
Time has flown by since Million Dollar Baby won the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture in 2004, but now we have this 10th Anniversary Blu-ray.
Directed and starring Clint Eastwood (Trouble With the Curve), the drama movie follows Eastwood’s Frankie Dunn, a hardened boxing trainer who’s given up on the professional circuit until Maggie Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank, Conviction) walks into his gym. Maggie talks him into training her, and they form a bond that goes beyond the ring.
ABC and Hearst Entertainment vet Chad Hoffman will oversee the new division.
Lakeshore has already placed a few flags in the television space, selling a Sebastian Maniscalco project to NBC through Sony Pictures TV, and pilot “Blanco” to Cinemax with Fox TV studios. The indie production company noted that it brings “significant financing ability to the table,” as well.
“We will build on our successful feature formula of developing, financing, producing and owning carefully selected projects,” Lakeshore’s Chairman and CEO Tom Rosenberg said. “Being able to get quality projects made independently is one of the hallmarks of Lakeshore and we will expand that to television.”
Hoffman stated that he plans to sort through Lakeshore’s feature film library to find properties with TV series potential. »
- AJ Marechal
As The Onion has pointed out, full-episode parodies of movies can be a sure sign that a TV show is running out of steam and ideas. And, historically, they're right. (See: Almost any '90s comedy series that ever did a Halloween episode homage to cheesy horror movies.)
But there are a select few shows that have consistently brought the goods when it comes to film satire, using movie plots as a springboard to create something special with their own characters instead of just covering for a lack of originality with 23 minutes of "Hey, look at us making references to this thing you loved!"
Here are the nine shows that have paid tribute to movies with outstanding results.
9. 'Family Guy': 'Laugh It Up Fuzzball: The Family Guy Trilogy' ('Star Wars')
The comedic Force isn't always with "Family Guy" (had to), which over the years has had moments that »
- Adam D'Arpino
Ready to hear my new CBS sitcom pitch, Les Moonves? It’s called Ugh, Colton!, and it’s a multicam riot about my hundreds of frustrated reactions to Colton Cumbie‘s ridiculous exit from Survivor on Wednesday. There’s a shot of me screaming! There’s a faraway shot of me rolling my eyes! Here’s a closeup of me realizing I have a migraine! Now my eyes are bulging like I’m Evil Marty Feldman. All these reactions and more, Fridays at 9 before an all-new Blue Bloods. Tah-dahhhh! Anger!
It’s not even a spoiler to say Colton left Survivor last night since his departure was previewed last week and happened right at the top of this episode. After realizing his tribe was hip to his sinister tricks, he threw his arms in the air, wept before the Redemption Island challenge, and pouted, “I don’t want to be here anymore! »
- Louis Virtel
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