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Kristen Stewart beat Robert Pattinson & more on Forbes' highest grossing Actor 2012 list. According to Zap2it, Forbes recently dropped their "Highest-Grossing Stars of 2012" list,and Twilight Saga hottie Kristen Stewart won big,landing in the 2nd place spot to beat out her main squeeze Robert Pattinson and many others. She was only beat out by Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr.,because of his work in the huge "Avengers" flick. Here's what the list looked like: 1 Robert Downey Jr. ("The Avengers") Total grosses: $1.5 billion. 2 Kristen Stewart ("Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2"; "Snow White and the Huntsman") Total grosses: $1.2 billion. 3 Christian Bale ("The Dark Knight Rises") Total grosses: $1 billion. 4 Daniel Craig ("Skyfall") $951 million. 5 Robert Pattinson ("Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2"; "Cosmopolis"; "Bel Ami") Total grosses: $793 million. 6 Taylor Lautner ("Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2") Total grosses: $779 million. 7 Andrew Garfield ("The Amazing Spider-Man") Total grosses: $752 million. 8 Jennifer Lawrence ("The Hunger Games; "House at the End of the Street »
We know what the biggest box office hits of 2012 were, but who were the biggest stars?
Not surprisingly, Forbes' list of highest-grossing stars of 2012 is led by the lead actors from those hits: "The Avengers'" Robert Downey Jr., "Breaking Dawn Part 2's" Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, "The Dark Knight Rises'" Christian Bale and "Skyfall's" Daniel Craig.
Forbes' slightly arbitrary qualification for making the list is being the "lead" performer in a film, hence Downey is singled out from among the "Avengers" ensemble, while the "Twilight" trio somehow all make the cut.
A handful of actors make the race a little more interestings thanks to multiple releases at multiplexes -- most notably Stewart who leaped ahead of her co-stars thanks to headlining a second hit movie, summer's "Snow White and the Huntsman." (Pity poor "Avengers" and "Huntsman" star Chris Hemsworth, who would've trumped Downey under different rules. »
Look for a "best of 2012" list from each of Shock's contributing writers throughout the week!
Optimism has been renewed. Things might be looking up for horror. For the last two years or so, I always frowned at the task of creating a year-end “top 10” list. It got to a point where I felt compelled to par back and draft only a “top five.” This year, however, I break the norm and present eight films. I’m happy to say coming up with top five was all too easy and I really didn’t want to leave three titles behind, so here are my “top eight horror films of 2012.”
Over-all, the year was a mixed bag – as each year in the genre tends to be - although I’m always hopeful that we’ll soon have 12 months where the good far outweighs the bad. Speaking of “bad,” let me take a »
The A&E Network has released the first footage from its upcoming Psycho prequel series Bates Motel, which is set to star Freddie Highmore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Art of Getting By) as a young Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, Source Code) as his loving mother, Norma.
Created by former Lost show-runner Carlton Cuse and Friday Night Lights writer Kerry Ehrin, Bates Motel has been described as "a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film [which] promises to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates' psyche unravels through his teenage years and just how deeply intricate his relationship to his mother, Norma, truly is."
In addition to Freddie Highmore and Vera Farmiga, the series is also set to feature the likes of Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight Rises), Max Thieriot (House at the End of the Street), Mike Vogel (Cloverfield) and Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones »
Today we have a new trailer for the upcoming "Bates Motel" TV series, which is a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" film. The new show stars Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as the mother, Norma. Check out the trailer below, which also provides some interviews and behind-the-scene footage. "Bates Motel" gives viewers an intimate understanding of how Norman Bates' psyche developed from his childhood through his teen years. Fans will have access to the dark, twisted backstory and learn first hand how his mother, Norma, and her love damaged Norman, helped forge the most well-known serial killing motel owner in history. The new show also stars Max Thierot (House at the End of the Street) as Norman's older brother. It has already been greenlit for ten episodes and will premiere in March of 2013. Video: »
Long Island’s only film festival catering to the horror, suspense, and thriller genres - the second Macabre Faire Film Festival - will unite filmmakers, actors, producers, and horror fans under one roof for two days of movie madness and awards this coming January 19-20, 2013.
From the Press Release:
The Macabre Faire Film Festival takes pride in being the first and Only film festival on the Island, working hand-in-hand with Long Island’s very own MonsterChannel.tv live streaming program with over 20,000 viewers monthly.
This winter’s Macabre Faire Film Festival will include English subtitled shorts from Spain as well as films from Canada, the UK, Ireland, and the USA. There will also be a special presentation of 20th Century Fox's House at the End of the Street and a short called Zombie based off the Off Broadway play Zombie from the award-winning novella by famous American author Joyce Carol Oates. »
- The Woman In Black
With 2013 rapidly approaching, it seems to be an apt time to look back over what has been a pretty memorable year for cinema. Everybody is beginning to pick out their personal favourites from 2012 and various sites, blogs and publications are starting to release their yearly best-of lists as well. However, over the past few years, one of the most enjoyable ways which has emerged to pay homage to the year’s cinematic offerings has been the retrospective video. Last week an early contender was released in the form of the ’2012 Movie Trailer Mash-up’, which you can view below.
If you’re still itching for more, today we have a new video which will certainly take some beating in the highly competitive end of year retrospective movie montage stakes. Coming courtesy of Christopher Sherwood, ‘Cinemageddon 2012′ is a wonderfully edited mash-up video taking in a wide range of movies from across the cinematic spectrum. »
- Robert Keeling
Director: Mark Tonderai. Writers: David Loucka and Jonathan Mostow. Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Max Thieriot, Elisabeth Shue, Gil Bellows, Nolan Gerard Funk, Eva Link and Allie MacDonald. House at the End of the Street is a mediocre thriller that was released in theatres September 23rd. The film received a solid welcome, but this reviewer is not sure why. This PG-13 horror film lacks tension, conflict, and any meaningful terror. Instead, House at the End of the Street feels like a horror film with training wheels. The film is too safe and mostly predictable. The film's story involves a mother and daughter duo. Elisabeth Shue plays Sarah, the overprotective mother. Meanwhile, Elissa is the rebellious daughter played by Jennifer Lawrence. These two characters move next door to the "murder house." Their neighbour, Ryan (Max Thieriot), is the only survivor of a double murder orchestrated by his sister, Carrie Anne. Ryan's parents were »
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The Oscars are a little over two months away, and with so many fantastic films released throughout this year, the anticipation surrounding the announcement of the nominations next month is running on high.
So far, we’ve had the shortlists for the Best Animated Feature, the Best Visual Effects, and the Best Documentary categories.
Now the Academy has announced the list of 104 films that are eligible in the Best Original Score category, and it’s going to be very interesting to see what makes the final cut come nominations time next month.
I think Hans Zimmer’s score for The Dark Knight Rises is, hopefully, a lock, because it is amazing. I also loved James Horner’s score for The Amazing Spider-Man, but can’t decide whether or not I think it will earn a nomination.
- Kenji Lloyd
Indian composer A.R. Rahman is in the Oscar race once again for the original score at the 85thAcademy Awards. His composition for the film “”People Like Us” has found place in the long list of 104 composers vying for the nominations.
Rahman won two Academy Awards for Best Original Music Score and Best Original Song at the 81st Academy Awards in 2009 for “Slumdog Millionaire”.
104 scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category.
The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced on Thursday, January 10, 2013.
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on February 24, 2013. The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below in alphabetical order by film title:
One hundred four scores from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2012 are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the 85th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today. As noted by various online Oscar pundits, most noticeably missing is Moonrise Kingdom. A Reminder List of works submitted in the Original Score category will be made available with a nominations ballot to all members of the Music Branch, who shall vote in the order of their preference for not more than five achievements. The five achievements receiving the highest number of votes will become the nominations for final voting for the award. Click Here for the complete rules.
The eligible scores along with their composers are listed below »
- Michelle McCue
As far as I'm concerned, the two most memorable scores of the year belong to Cloud Atlas and Beasts of the Southern Wild. That said, I made an egregious and unforgivable mistake when filling out my Critics' Choice nominations and forgot to include not one of them, but Both of them! Shame. I feel it. Now I have to hope my fellow Bfca members came through where I failed. However, we will discuss Critics' Choice nominations more on the upcoming episodes of the RopeofSilicon podcast, for now we're talking Oscar as the Academy has released a complete list of all 104 original scores competing for Best Original Score at the 2013 Oscars. I have not yet posted my predictions for Best Original Score and while I am making a fuss above concerning Cloud Atlas and Beasts of the Southern Wild, I think both of those stand a very strong chance at a nomination this year. »
- Brad Brevet
In hoping to mount an Oscar push, Open Road Films announced today that The Grey and End of Watch will be returning to theaters for limited two-week engagements beginning December 7. The Grey will screen at the Laemmle Monica in Santa Monica, CA and the Laemmle Town Center in Encino, CA. Meanwhile, End of Watch will return nationwide. The film opened in theaters during a very crowded late-September weekend, having to fend off Dredd, House at the End of the Street and Trouble with the Curve as well as Resident Evil: Retirbution. The two-week run for Watch comes before the storm of Christmas Day hits that include Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained and awards favorite Les Miserables. The Open Road re-releases has us wondering, what other 2012 films would you like to see...
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2012 has certainly been a big year for Alfred Hitchcock, what with the release of The Masterpiece Collection Blu-ray set, as well as two feature films which have brought the iconic British filmmaker to the screen in The Girl and Hitchcock. Meanwhile, the American TV network A&E will be looking to capitalise on The Master's renewed popularity next year with a new television series inspired by the 1960 classic Psycho entitled Bates Motel.
The ten-episode series has been developed by Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) and is described as "a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film [which] promises to give viewers an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates' psyche unravels through his teenage years and just how deeply intricate his relationship to his mother, Norma, truly is."
Jennifer Lawrence can currently be seen in Silver Linings Playbook on the big screen, but soon enough you will get to see her previous film House at the End of the Street on Blu-ray and DVD when it arrives in stores on January 8 in a new unrated cut.
Thanks to Fox, we are going to award one lucky reader the Blu-ray and DVD version of House at the End of the Street in this contest. For a chance to take it home, please fill out and submit the entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each or every day you stop back to enter again. You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.
Today we have the first two teaser trailer for the upcoming "Bates Motel" TV series, which is a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" film. The new show stars Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates and Vera Farmiga as the mother, Norma. Check everything out below. "Bates Motel" gives viewers an intimate understanding of how Norman Bates' psyche developed from his childhood through his teen years. Fans will have access to the dark, twisted backstory and learn first hand how his mother, Norma, and her love damaged Norman, helped forge the most well-known serial killing motel owner in history. The new show also stars Max Thierot (House at the End of the Street) as Norman's older brother. It has already been greenlit for ten episodes and will premiere in 2013. Teaser 1: Teaser 2: »
Jennifer Lawrence will be honored this February as the Outstanding Performer of the Year at the Santa Barbra international film festival. Lawrence has received praise for her roles in The Hunger Games and Silver Linings Playbook. She was also in House at the End of the Street earlier this year, but we can pretend like [...] »
Us network A&E will soon unleash their modern-day prequel series to Alfred Hitchcock’s 60s-set slasher Psycho, entitled naturally, Bates Motel. The series will document the early torment of teenager Norman Bates and his ascent to become the demented, cross-dressing killer we all know (and lets be honest, love). Freddie Highmore seems to be a great choice for the rising young psychopath (looking a dead-ringer for Anthony Perkins) with the always-terrific Vera Farmiga as his mother.
Check out these two rather unsettling promo teasers, stills and character images for the series set to air early next year.
Bates Motel will also co-star Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight) Keegan Connor Tracey (Battlestar Galactica), Max Thieriot (House At The End Of The Street), Olivia Cooke (The Quiet Ones), and Mike Vogel (Cloverfield) with an obvious official synopsis that goes as follows:-
Bates Motel serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film, »
- Craig Hunter
Can't blame Katniss for wanting a piece of that delicious Peeta bread! Jennifer Lawrence checked out shirtless Josh Hutcherson on location for Catching Fire in Hawaii on Thursday. The 22-year-old House at the End of the Street star was covered up in a wetsuit, but that didn't stop her from getting a closer look at Josh's sculpted physique. Don't get too hopeful for a real-life Hunger Games romance, though. Jennifer is happily dating X-Men: First Class star Nicholas Hoult. She recently told Vogue UK her beau has "absolutely no idea how good-looking he is." Modest is the hottest! »
Check out the first poster for Riddick starring Vin Diesel on a desolate planet with what looks to have multiple suns. As fans will know, this was the case in Pitch Black, the first film in the Chronicles of Riddick sci-fi franchise. David Twohy directs and scripts the film which opens 2013, based on the characters created by Jim and Ken Wheat. Also in the cast of Riddick are Dredd's Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff of TV's Longmire series, Dave Bautista who's in current action flick The Man with the Iron Fists, Bokeem Woodbine (Total Recall reboot and upcoming The Host adaptation), and Nolan Gerard Funk of Jennifer Lawrence starrer House at the End of the Street. »
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