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Director's Cut: Patrick's top 10 anticipated movies for 2012

30 December 2011 3:57 PM, PST | Corona's Coming Attractions | See recent Corona's Coming Attractions news »

Looking forward to the next year of movies has been a tradition on Coming Attractions. After all, the whole reason why CA got started in the first place was to talk about movies that were in development, at a golden time when each film had awesome potential. As we watch the days grow shorter between their release dates, we love to imagine how great watching these movies will be. Whether the movies actually live up to the mental hype we give them is something else entirely.

But now’s not the time for being pessimistic. The final hours of 2011 are upon us and it’s with great hope that we look forward to what Hollywood will offer us in 2012. And there are some movies that I’m looking forward to seeing more than others.

Counting down, my top 10 most anticipated movies of 2012 are:

 

10. John Carter

If you had asked me even two years ago, »

- Patrick Sauriol

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Box office dips in 2011: A year-end analysis

30 December 2011 10:02 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Box office junkies, unite! It’s time to break down the year that was at the movies using the thing that we love most — the numbers!

Blockbuster franchise films reigned supreme at the North American box office in 2011. Of the ten highest grossing movies, the top seven — led by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 with $381 million — are sequels, Rise of the Planet of the Apes (No. 9, $176.7 million) is a prequel, and Thor (No. 8, $181 million) and Captain America: The First Avenger (No. 10, $176.7 million), while not sequels, are part of the larger Avengers franchise which Marvel will roll out next year. »

- Grady Smith

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New Extended Spots For ‘The Grey’ Throws Liam Neeson to the Wolves

25 December 2011 8:45 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Now that Liam Neeson beat the snot out of mankind in movies like Taken and Unknown, it’s time to move on to nature.

Two new TV spots for the survival thriller The Grey – out January 27 – show Neeson battling the elements and, more importantly, hungry wolves against the picturesque backdrop of the Alaskan wild. He plays the member of an oil drilling team that survives a plane crash only to find themselves at the mercy of an unforgiving wilderness.

This marks the second time the star has worked with writer/director Joe Carnahan since the two tore up The A-Team back in 2010, and from the looks of these trailers, the two really let the fur fly (pun totally intended). Check out the spots below for the film also starring Dallas Roberts, James Badge Dale, Dermot Mulroney and Frank Grillo.

90-Second Spot:

Here’s the second TV spot [via AICN]:

Synopsis:

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- jpraup@gmail.com (thefilmstage.com)

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2011: Celeb lists, unavoidable stars and sick

23 December 2011 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

More lists, taking in Gregg Wallace's happiest feelings and Rihanna chucking up ribbons

8 movie characters you wouldn't want to fuck with, by Jordan Rizzle Kicks

1 Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills (in Taken)

Literally slaps up most of Paris in 96 hours.

2 Brad Pitt as Mickey O'Neil (in Snatch)

One-hit wonder.

3 Gary Oldman as Stansfield (in Leon)

No one plays gun-toting villains like Gary Oldman.

4 Vincent Cassel as Jacques (in Mesrine)

He holds up a judge at gunpoint. Enough said.

5 Keanu Reeves as Neo (in The Matrix)

Can literally do anything.

6 Denzel Washington as Eli (in The Book Of Eli)

Can batter people while wearing a backpack.

7 Samuel L Jackson as Jules (in Pulp Fiction)

Just wants to be the shepherd.

8 Ben Kingsley as Don Logan (in Sexy Beast)

Doesn't take no for an answer.

Rizzle Kicks' single Mama Do The Hump is out on Boxing Day

Alistair Darling's finest »

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2011: Celeb lists, unavoidable stars and sick

23 December 2011 4:06 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

More lists, taking in Gregg Wallace's happiest feelings and Rihanna chucking up ribbons

8 movie characters you wouldn't want to fuck with, by Jordan Rizzle Kicks

1 Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills (in Taken)

Literally slaps up most of Paris in 96 hours.

2 Brad Pitt as Mickey O'Neil (in Snatch)

One-hit wonder.

3 Gary Oldman as Stansfield (in Leon)

No one plays gun-toting villains like Gary Oldman.

4 Vincent Cassel as Jacques (in Mesrine)

He holds up a judge at gunpoint. Enough said.

5 Keanu Reeves as Neo (in The Matrix)

Can literally do anything.

6 Denzel Washington as Eli (in The Book Of Eli)

Can batter people while wearing a backpack.

7 Samuel L Jackson as Jules (in Pulp Fiction)

Just wants to be the shepherd.

8 Ben Kingsley as Don Logan (in Sexy Beast)

Doesn't take no for an answer.

Rizzle Kicks' single Mama Do The Hump is out on Boxing Day

Alistair Darling's finest »

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New Trailer for ‘The Grey’ with Liam Neeson Released

23 December 2011 11:17 AM, PST | The Flickcast | See recent The Flickcast news »

If there’s one thing we love around here it’s Liam Neeson. He’s a cool customer who usually ends up in movies we relly enjoy watching like Batman Begins, Taken or the recent Unknown. We especially like to watch when he’s demonstrating his “particular set of skills.” Those are seemingly in full effect in his latest film The [...] »

- Chris Ullrich

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New Trailer For Neeson’s The Grey

22 December 2011 10:13 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Or Taken, on ice. With all of the amazing trailers out this week, Dark Knight Rises, Prometheus, etc. it’s inevitable that some will fall through the cracks. However, from the latest trailer for Joe Carnahan’s The Grey, it looks like it’s shaping up nicely. It’s great to see Carnahan behind the camera again and working with his A-Team star Liam Neeson.   Synopsis: Watch Liam Neeson as a unlikely hero who is forced to lead a group of roughneck guys in their fight to survive and return home when their plane crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. Battling injuries and merciless weather, the men must escape the icy elements – and a vicious pack of rogue wolves on the hunt – before their time runs out.

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- noreply@blogger.com (Sean)

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Rade Šerbedžija On Looking For Revenge In Angelina Jolie's 'In The Land Of Blood and Honey' And Next Year's 'Taken 2'

21 December 2011 9:30 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

*Warning: Major Spoilers Lie Ahead For Both 'In The Land Of Blood And Honey' And 'Taken 2'* While promoting his new film, Angelina Jolie's imminent directorial debut "In the Land of Blood and Honey," Rade Šerbedžija ("Snatch," "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," "X-Men: First Class") drew a parallel between his characters in both Jolie's film and the sequel to "Taken," which he's shooting now with Liam Neeson. In both films, his characters are fathers in a position of power who seek to perpetuate an endless cycle of revenge, for real and perceived wrongs against their families. In 'Blood and Honey, he plays General Nebojsa, who orders his Serb son Danijel to end a relationship with (and his protection of) the Bosnian Muslim woman prisoner Ajla, and sends in another soldier to rape her – all because he blames Bosnian Muslims for killing his own family in World War II. »

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New Trailer for Lock-out Starring Guy Pearce, Which May Have a New Title

19 December 2011 2:00 PM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Almost two weeks ago, we brought you the first trailer for director Luc Besson‘s (Taken) Sci-Fi/Drama entitled, Lock-Out, starring Maggie Grace (Faster) and Guy Pearce (Animal Kingdom). Now, FilmDistrict has released a new International trailer for the sci-fi thriller.

Apparently the studio has decided to change the name of the film to Ms One: Maximum Security, or it’s being retitled for different film markets and will still be called Lock-Out here in the U.S., we’re not entirely sure. Anyway, check out the trailer below!

Trailer: Ms One: Maximum Security

Click here to view the embedded video.

Synopsis:

A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

Lock-Out, Ms One: Maximum Security (or Escape from New York In Space) starring Guy Pearce, »

- Jason Moore

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Awesome New Trailer For The Luc Besson-Produced Sci-Fi Action Film Lock-Out

15 December 2011 8:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Lock-Out is the first of the two films co-written and produced by Luc Besson that we can look forward to next year – the other being the sequel to the immense Taken – which will mark the feature directorial debut of its other two co-writers, James Mather and Stephen St. Leger.

The film is led by Guy Pearce, who’s set to have a brilliant year next year starring in Ridley Scott’s Prometheus and John Hillcoat’s Wettest County opposite Tom Hardy and Shia Labeouf, and will also star Peter Stormare, along with reuniting Besson with his Taken star, Maggie Grace.

“A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.”

We’ve now got a great new trailer to share with you, courtesy of the French film site, »

- Kenji Lloyd

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Watch Guy Pearce Channel John McClane in Ridiculous M.S. One: Maximum Security Trailer

15 December 2011 4:52 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

A new trailer has surfaced on Allocine for the Luc Besson produced movie Lock-Out featuring some recogniable faces including Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential, The Kings Speech) and Peter Stomare (The Big Lebowski, Armageddon) and perhaps taking the award for ‘The Most Outrageous & Ludicrous Movie To Not Star Nicolas Cage Award of 2012′.

Ridiculously titled M.S. One: Maximum Security outside of the U.S. (seriously), the futuristic sci-fi trailer comes across like “Escape From New York set in space”, with Guy Pearce as a wrongfully arrested convict sent to the titular space station/prison to rescue the American President’s daughter when a mass breakout occurs. Lost’s Maggie Grace plays the kidnapped daughter and for whatever reason Luc Besson likes to make movies where she is kidnapped (see Taken, also produced by Luc Besson’s Europacorp) and she is getting herself typecast in the worst possible way.

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- Tom White

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Full Trailer for Guy Pearce's Lock Out Sci-Fi Film

14 December 2011 5:40 PM, PST | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have a full-length trailer for the upcoming "Lock Out" sci-fi film, which may end up being called "Ms One: Maximum Security." The new film stars Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace (Taken) and Peter Stormare (Fargo). Plot: A man (Pearce) wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the Us is offered freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter (Grace) from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates. The new movie is written by Besson (director of "The Fifth Element" and "The Professional") and directed by James Mather. It is set to hit theaters on April 20th, 2012. Trailer: If you cannot see the player, click here. »

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Countdown to Top Ten 2K11: "Point Blank"

12 December 2011 7:49 AM, PST | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

Countdown to Top Ten 2K11 is a column with one simple goal: to help you decide what films you need to see before making your end of the year top ten list. Each installment features my thoughts on a critically acclaimed 2011 movie, a sampling of other critics' reactions, the odds of the film making my own list, and the reasons why it might make yours.

This time we're covering "Point Blank," an arthouse thriller from France. But is this European import important enough to make your top ten list? Let's find out.

Movie: "Point Blank"

Director: Fred Cavayé

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%

Plot Synopsis: A nurse's assistant is blackmailed into helping a criminal escape from the hospital. If he doesn't do as he's told, his pregnant wife will be killed.

What the Critics Said: "My nerves are still jangling," Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

"Preposterously exciting," Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

"A classic Hitchcock plot, »

- Matt Singer

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New 'Battleship' Trailer Makes You Think Transformers 4 is Already Here

9 December 2011 3:42 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Today we have been given our second look at the upcoming film Battleship.  The first trailer established the characters (Brooklyn Decker....and some other people) and showed only a wee bit of the “aliens”.  The new trailer focuses on mainly on the action, which, since Battleship is a Hasbro product, has to look almost identical to fellow Hasbro alumni Transformers.  Well, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Interesting stuff, huh?  So Battleship is directed by Michael Bay...oh, my bad, directed by Peter Berg (Hancock, The Kingdom, The Rundown).  But you can see how I was confused.  Why make a movie that looks so similar to another movie (wait...three movies), when they have no relation, except for the toy company they are based on?  And are the aliens Decepticons?  Cause they sure do look like Decepticons.  All we need is someone yelling “No, no, no, no! »

- rundtc@gmail.com (Dylan Conley)

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New 'Battleship' Trailer Makes You Think Transformers 4 is Already Here

9 December 2011 3:42 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Today we have been given our second look at the upcoming film Battleship.  The first trailer established the characters (Brooklyn Decker....and some other people) and showed only a wee bit of the “aliens”.  The new trailer focuses on mainly on the action, which, since Battleship is a Hasbro product, has to look almost identical to fellow Hasbro alumni Transformers.  Well, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Interesting stuff, huh?  So Battleship is directed by Michael Bay...oh, my bad, directed by Peter Berg (Hancock, The Kingdom, The Rundown).  But you can see how I was confused.  Why make a movie that looks so similar to another movie (wait...three movies), when they have no relation, except for the toy company they are based on?  And are the aliens Decepticons?  Cause they sure do look like Decepticons.  All we need is someone yelling “No, no, no, no! »

- rundtc@gmail.com (Dylan Conley)

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New 'Battleship' Trailer Makes You Think Transformers 4 is Already Here

9 December 2011 3:42 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

Today we have been given our second look at the upcoming film Battleship.  The first trailer established the characters (Brooklyn Decker....and some other people) and showed only a wee bit of the “aliens”.  The new trailer focuses on mainly on the action, which, since Battleship is a Hasbro product, has to look almost identical to fellow Hasbro alumni Transformers.  Well, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Interesting stuff, huh?  So Battleship is directed by Michael Bay...oh, my bad, directed by Peter Berg (Hancock, The Kingdom, The Rundown).  But you can see how I was confused.  Why make a movie that looks so similar to another movie (wait...three movies), when they have no relation, except for the toy company they are based on?  And are the aliens Decepticons?  Cause they sure do look like Decepticons.  All we need is someone yelling “No, no, no, no! »

- rundtc@gmail.com (Dylan Conley)

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Second Battleship Trailer Reveals Alien and Familiar Catastrophes

9 December 2011 1:06 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Universal Pictures has dropped the second trailer for Battleship, Universal's big sci-fi answer to Paramount's Transformers franchise that also happens to be based on a Hasbro brand.

Battleship is directed by Peter Berg and stars Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Asano Tadanobu and Liam Neeson in the story of a small naval force which finds itself trapped underneath an alien shield covering most of Hawaii. With nowhere to run, the fleet must combat the alien aggressors head-on or have their Battleships sunk.

The first Battleship trailer introduced one of the alien ships as something that looked like it was plucked right out of Michael Bay's Transformers films. With this second trailer, I suspect comparisons to past big event blockbusters will be free flowing across the Internet.

If you thought you've seen enough earthquakes that gobble up highways and all the cars on them, Battleship has another. How »

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Best/Worst Movie Promos of the Week: ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ and ‘John Carter’ Stand Out

8 December 2011 6:00 PM, PST | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Let’s face it; it’s not easy to come up with original material for feature films – and the same goes for their promotional campaigns. But, on the bright side, you can always take the good old concepts moviegoers love, put even the slightest spin on them and then highlight those elements all the way through to still offer something that feels fresh – and the same goes for promo material too, of course. Kudos to our best promos of the week for taking that idea and running with it. But, before we get to the best stuff, let’s take a look at what just missed the mark and what came nowhere close. If only there were more room in The Best Stuff … After Taken, anything in which Liam Neeson saves the day gets a free pass to awesome. But, even beyond...

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- Perri Nemiroff

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The top 25 must-see movies of 2012

8 December 2011 2:25 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Next year’s full to bursting with exciting movies, so to help out a little, here’s our pick of 25 must-see movies out in 2012…

As 2011 draws to a close, one eye is inevitably on the treats that are lying ahead for 2012. With that in mind, we've got our line-up of, as things stands, the 25 films that are brightest on our radar.

Now, a couple of disclaimers.

There are films that haven't made the cut here simply because we don't know a fat lot about them yet, or at least not enough to get us fired up. Jack The Giant Killer, Rise Of The Guardians, Red Tails, Chronicle and Dark Shadows all fit into that category.

Plus there are the films that we suspect will turn out strongly, but what we've seen of them so far hasn't blown us away (Brave, Skyfall). Then there are the potential hidden gems (ParaNorman) we'll »

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International Trailer for the Sci-Fi Thriller Lock-out Starring Guy Pearce

7 December 2011 10:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Last year, we brought you the news when Maggie Grace (Faster) and Guy Pearce (Animal Kingdom) were cast in director Luc Besson‘s (Taken) Sci-Fi/Drama entitled, Lock-Out. Besson wrote the script with fellow directors James Mather (Prey Alone) and Stephen St. Leger (Prey Alone).

Now, FilmDistrict has released an International trailer for the sci-fi thriller. Check it out below!

International Trailer: Lock-Out

Synopsis:

A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president’s daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

Lock-Out starring Guy Pearce, Maggie Grace and Peter Stormare is slated to hit theaters on April 20th, 2012. »

- Jason Moore

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