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The Boxtrolls movie review: avert your eyes

11 September 2014 7:51 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

There’s a fine line between baroque and grotesque… and The Boxtrolls crosses it. Here is a film that actively makes you want to look away. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

There’s a fine line between baroque and grotesque, between gaudy and repellent… and The Boxtrolls crosses it to plop into a strange land of unpleasant visual muck. But not before it has already demonstrated a woeful lack of giving a damn about creating appealing characters, a compelling fantasy world, or a story to care much about. So it’s all good in the ways it goes about being all bad.

In a vaguely late Victorian/Edwardian steampunkish town called Cheesebridge — “a Gouda place to live”; Gromit’s owner, the cheese-loving Wallace, would disagree — a human »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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New trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl

26 August 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With a little over a month to go before its release, Fox has released a new trailer for Gone Girl, director David Fincher’s (Fight Club, Zodiac) adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name, which sees Ben Affleck (Argo) as a man who may or may not be responsible for the disappearance of his wife, played by Rosamund Pike (Hector and the Search for Happiness). Check it out after the official synopsis…

Gone Girl unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? »

- Gary Collinson

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The Big Apple Gets Musical in New UK Trailer for Remake of 'Annie'

20 August 2014 8:59 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

In case you forgot, there's still a remake of the classical musical Annie coming this winter, just before families get together for Christmas. This time it's breakout Beasts of the Southern Wild actress Quvenzhané Wallis taking the titular lead as an orphan who gets upgraded to the big time when New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) takes her under his wing in a mutually beneficial relationship used to boost his approval ratings and give Annie an upscale home for awhile. But of course, they end up finding a unique bond, and Stacks ends up wanting to have a more permanent place in her life. This latest trailer from the United Kingdom goes into full-on musical mode in the Big Apple. Watch now! Here's the new UK trailer for Will Gluck's new musical remake of Annie from Sony Pictures UK: Annie is directed by Will Gluck (Easy A »

- Ethan Anderton

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Maleficent Comes Home On Blu-Ray And DVD Nov. 4th Packed With Extras

7 August 2014 10:57 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Maleficent managed to take the world by storm, and the Disney effort is hitting on Blu-Ray November 4th with a lot of bonus features for fans.

Despite the fact that the movie eventually started catching varying degrees of backlash, it still won over audiences everywhere, and most critics, and fans are getting the treat they deserve with the release. Check the full release info below for the full list of extras.

Disney’S Greatest Villain Comes To Life

In The Wickedly Fun, Fantasy Adventure Starring

Academy Award®-Winner Angelina Jolie Disney’S “Maleficent

Arrives On Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere,

DVD & On-Demand Nov. 4, 2014!

Disney’s most iconic villain “Maleficent” comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Starring Academy Award®-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, “Girl, Interrupted,” 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic “Sleeping Beauty” will be made available on Disney Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, »

- Marc Eastman

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'Maleficent' Blu-ray and DVD Releases November 4th

1 August 2014 8:05 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Disney's most iconic villain Maleficent comes to life for all to own, November 4, 2014. Starring Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie (Best Supporting Actress, Girl, Interrupted, 2000) as Maleficent, this wickedly fun twist on the classic Sleeping Beauty will be made available on Disney Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand platforms.

After enchanting audiences around the world and grossing more than $700 million in worldwide box office, this live-action, fantasy adventure casts a wondrous new spell on Blu-ray and Digital HD, featuring stunning high definition picture and sound, plus spellbinding, all-new bonus features, including several deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes featurettes that take viewers deeper behind the scenes of the filmmaking magic.

Join the cast and crew as they explore how Disney's animated classic Sleeping Beauty was re-imagined as an innovative, live-action epic in "From Fairy Tale to Feature Film." Discover how King Henry and Maleficent's opening battle scene »

- MovieWeb

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Two new posters for David Fincher’s Gone Girl featuring Ben Affleck

1 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

20th Century Fox has dropped two new posters for David Fincher’s (Zodiac) upcoming thriller Gone Girl featuring leading man Ben Affleck (Argo), which we have for you here…

Gone Girl unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Gone Girl is set for release on October 3rd, with a cast that also includes Emily Ratajkowski (iCarly), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Tyler Perry (Madea Gets A Job), Missi Pyle (The Artist), Patrick Fugit (We Bought a Zoo) and Scoot McNairy (12 Years »

- Gary Collinson

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Cameron Crowe Romantic Comedy Pushed Back to May 29

21 July 2014 2:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Columbia Pictures and Regency Enterprises have moved back Cameron Crowe’s untitled romantic comedy from December to May 29.

Set in Hawaii, the film stars Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams.

Cooper plays a military contractor who reconnects with a long-ago love (portrayed by McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for an Air Force watchdog, played by Stone. Bill Murray plays a billionaire launching a satellite system; John Krasinski, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin also star.

“Once we saw the film, we knew that it would make a perfect summer release,” said Sony marketing chief Jeff Blake. “The movie is Cameron at his best.”

Crowe directed from his own script and produced with Scott Rudin.  Executive producers are Ilona Herzberg, Eli Bush and Ben Waisbren.

The film was formerly called “Deep Tiki” and “Volcano Romance.” Crowe shot his last film, “We Bought a Zoo,” in Southern California.

The film open against Focus »

- Dave McNary

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Elle Fanning Books Neil Gaiman Adaptation How To Talk To Girls At Parties

10 July 2014 8:38 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Remember a few years back, when Dakota Fanning was the precocious child star stealing all our hearts? Well, while Dakota has grown up, staring us down as an evil vampire in The Twilight Saga and appearing in smaller films like Night Moves, it’s pretty clear to see that her younger sister Elle has dethroned her in the hearts and minds of the general public.

Since breaking out with Somewhere and Super 8, younger Fanning hasn’t slowed down one bit, appearing in feel-good crowd-pleaser We Bought a Zoo, indie drama Ginger & Rosa, dystopian romance Young Ones and, most impressively, fairy-tale blockbuster Maleficent. Now, Fanning’s ready to finally prove herself as a lead actress, with news that she’s landed the lead role in How to Talk to Girls at Parties.

An adaptation of the short story of the same name by The Graveyard Book and Coraline author Neil Gaiman, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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what’s on iTunes, Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox, Netflix UK, BBC iPlayer (from Jul 07)

7 July 2014 1:06 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

The Lego Movie: you’ve seen this all before — it’s Toy Story meets The Matrix — just not done in Legos [my review] [at iTunes UK] The Lunchbox: a charming, bittersweet, utterly chaste love affair forged over food and cemented by kindred spirits [my review] [at iTunes UK] 112 Weddings: startling and welcome breath of reality for an institution overladen by fantasy in our culture: happily ever after is hard! [my review] [at iTunes UK] Visitors: a weirdly beautiful film, eerie in its complicated simplicity, and open to seven billion interpretations, all of them valid [my review] [at iTunes UK] The Zero Theorem: Terry Gilliam’s latest is chock full of glorious Gillam style and a fun performance from Christoph Waltz, but little else [at iTunes UK]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

The Lego Movie: you’ve seen this all before — it’s Toy Story meets »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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New trailer released for Gone Girl

7 July 2014 9:13 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After dropping some excellent new posters a couple of days ago, 20th Centry Fox have delivered a new trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl, which hits cinemas in the Us and the UK on October 3rd.

The movie is based off the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn, who also wrote the screenplay, and stars Ben Affleck (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Rosamund Pike (The World’s End).

Gone Girl unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Check out the trailer below… »

- Luke Owen

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Evidence posters for David Fincher’s Gone Girl

5 July 2014 1:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

To highlight the impending arrival of a new trailer this coming Monday (July 7th), 20th Century Fox and New Regency Pictures have debuted a selection of ‘Evidence’ promotional posters for David Fincher’s latest film Gone Girl

Gone Girl unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Gone Girl is set for release on October 3rd, with a cast that also includes Emily Ratajkowski (iCarly), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Tyler Perry (Madea Gets A Job), Missi Pyle (The Artist), Patrick Fugit »

- Gary Collinson

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Cameron Crowe Working On Showtime Series Roadies

13 June 2014 8:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

With such feel-good dramas as Say Anything…, Jerry Maguire, Almost FamousElizabethtown and We Bought A Zoo on his resume, Cameron Crowe has carved out a pretty well-defined niche for himself in cinema. Now, however, it appears that the director, whose still-untitled romantic comedy with Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper is slated for release this December, is about to make the leap to the small screen. Today, we’re hearing that Crowe is collaborating with premium cable network Showtime to develop a series called Roadies.

The ensemble comedy series, to be set during a U.S. rock tour, is being produced by J.J. AbramsBad Robot. If the series works out, Crowe will direct the pilot later this year. The helmer’s involvement in a musically-driven show shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given his past. Crowe worked as a Rolling Stone music journalist in the 1970s, which »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Cameron Crowe’s Developing a Comedy for Showtime

13 June 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

NikkiFinke.com reports Cameron Crowe is about to embark on his first foray into television. Working with J.J. Abrams's Bad Robot, Crowe is developing an ensemble comedy about a rock tour, called Roadies. Crowe, who created the show, will also direct the pilot for Showtime. Currently, Crowe is putting the finishing touches on his presently untilted Bradley Cooper– and Emma Stone–starring romantic comedy, which is set to come out later this year. Still, we are hoping for a sequel to We Bought a Zoo — a.k.a. We Bought a Two. »

- Jesse David Fox

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Cameron Crowe to develop TV show Roadies for Showtime

13 June 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Cameron Crowe garnered great commercial success with Jerry Maguire, and crafted a film-enthusiast favorite in Almost Famous. Since then, his career has arguably wavered. Not everyone was down with his remake of Abre Los Ojos, Vanilla Sky (my personal favorite). Elizabethtown and We Bought A Zoo were far from high points, even if there were elements in both that couldn't be found elsewhere (namely great soundtracks). With a still untitled romantic comedy starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone »

- Sean Wist

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Quvenzhané Wallis Finds a Family in Second 'Annie' Remake Trailer

29 May 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

The remake of Annie is still quite some time away from hitting theaters just before Christmas, but with Maleficent hitting the big screen this weekend, it's the perfect time to get some more buzz. It looks like as hokey as the first trailer, but there's some new bits with Rose Byrne mocking Jamie Foxx for sounding like Batman. Cameron Diaz is being obnoxious, but not in a way that we're enjoying. This seems like a dud, but maybe fans of the musical will find this contemporary adaptation with Quvenzhané Wallis enjoyable. We still wish there was a much different spin on the music, but maybe there's more in store. Here's the new trailer for Will Gluck's remake of Annie, originally from Yahoo: Annie is directed by Will Gluck (Easy A) who also wrote the screenplay with Alice Brosh McKenna (We Bought a Zoo, The Devil Wears Prada) and Emma Thompson. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Maleficent movie review: fatal enchantment… you know, for kids!

28 May 2014 3:55 AM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

Please leave your desire for a well-rounded story in the lockers provided, and keep your arms and legs inside the ride while it is in motion. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have seen the source material (and I am indifferent about it)

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Beware, children, when attempting to rehabilitate a cartoon villain. Or when updating a fairy tale or beloved classic fantasy story. For you tread on treacherous ground, and a successful completion of your quest is far from certain.

As a warning to you all, behold Maleficent, the “true story” behind Disney’s 1959 Sleeping Beauty, and the lesson not learned from Disney’s previous similar outings, Oz the Great and Powerful and Alice in Wonderland. Unless the lesson is: Throw enough theme-park spectacle at audiences and you don’t need to bother with »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Mark Mothersbaugh To Score Cameron Crowe's Upcoming Film Starring Bradley Cooper & Emma Stone

19 May 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Composer/Devo co-founder Mark Mothersbaugh has worked on a number different films and TV shows over the years, collaborating with directors such as Wes Anderson and Phil Lord and Chris Miller along the way. Now you can add Cameron Crowe to the long list of filmmakers who has worked with the man as Mothersbaugh revealed last week at the Bmi Film & Television Awards that he’s been hired to write the music for Crowe’s upcoming untitled project. Mothersbaugh will be the first "established" film composer that Cameron Crowe’s worked with in his 25 years as a filmmaker. His previous film, “We Bought A Zoo,” featured music written by Jónsi, the Sigur Rós frontman (who early on, was said to be scoring this movie, but it seems that didn't work out). Before that, ex-wife Nancy Wilson was usually tasked with those duties. Of course, leave it to Cameron Crowe to »

- Ken Guidry

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Jimmy Kimmel Won't Let Matt Damon Buy La Clippers After ‘How Badly It Went When He Bought a Zoo’ (Video)

2 May 2014 7:29 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jimmy Kimmel heard Matt Damon express a “super-tiny” amount of interest in buying the Los Angeles Clippers from disgraced owner Donald Sterling, and naturally, was outraged. “I'm not going to stand by and let Matt Damon buy the Clippers,” Kimmel said on Thursday. “Let's not forget how badly it went when he bought a zoo.” Also read: HBO Brings Back Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's ‘Project Greenlight’ – After 11 Years The joke is a reference to Damon's 2011 movie, “We Bought a Zoo,” directed by Cameron Crowe (“Almost Famous”). The family comedy actually got decent reviews, but apparently, Kimmel didn't like it. »

- Greg Gilman

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'New Girl' recap: 'Dance' like nobody's watching

29 April 2014 9:40 PM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Did the latest New Girl feel like the penultimate episode of a season? Nope. Did I enjoy it? Absolutely. I’ve gotten some heat (not of the Winston variety) this year for being a demanding recapper. Apparently wanting forward momentum from a sitcom is too much to ask. Well, “Dance” didn’t really advance the plot, but I still found it charming. It had solid one-liners and independent, yet appropriate antics for each character. All that plus a song about eatin’ ‘nanas in the dark and plenty of dance-ready tunes. That’s enough for me! But was it enough for you? »

- Lanford Beard

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First poster and trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck

15 April 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

New Regency Pictures and 20th Century Fox have released the first poster and trailer for Gone Girl, director David Fincher’s (The Social Network) adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel, which stars Ben Affleck (Argo) as a man who may or may not have killed his wife, played by Rosamund Pike (The World’s End). Check them out here…

Gone Girl unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Gone Girl is set for release on October 3rd, with a cast that also includes »

- Gary Collinson

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