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First Trailer For Earth To Echo Promises A Found-Footage Super 8

19 March 2014 12:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

While it’s nice to see that proponents of found-footage cinema are still strongly invested in moving the subgenre away from its horror roots, I just wish that more upcoming projects hinted at even a spark of originality. The first trailer for this summer’s Earth to Echo, a found-footage sci-fi flick set for release in July, appears to mash up Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial and J.J. Abrams’ Super 8, but I can’t spy much about the project that seems even remotely intriguing.

You can check out the trailer below, and let us know what you think in the comments section, but I’m incredibly underwhelmed by the footage on display here. Even overlooking the fact that viewers will be treated to whiplash-inducing camerawork from a group of terrified kids, nothing stands out about the characters or even the central alien (evidently named Echo »

- Isaac Feldberg

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‘Earth to Echo’ Trailer: 1980s Sci-Fi Throwback by Way of Found-Footage

19 March 2014 11:38 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

It’s no secret that Super 8 is J.J. Abrams love-letter to the wide-eyed “kids on an adventure” sci-fi/fantasy adventures released under the Amblin Entertainment banner in the 1980s (E.T., The Goonies, Explorers, and so forth) that helped to mold his creative approach and fueled his desire to make films of his own – the same films that other directors currently active had admitted shaped their passion for cinema (see: Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow).

This summer, we’ll be getting another throwback to that brand of gee-whiz excitement and imaginative kids fare with Earth to Echo. However, this time around, the homage will be presented through the lens of a found-footage release, since that faux-realism format remains a popular trend in Hollywood for the time being (see also: Welcome to Yesterday and Paranormal Activity 5 arriving later ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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Disney releases another new trailer for Maleficent

19 March 2014 10:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

We've seen a fair bit of promotional material for Maleficent over the past week, and now Disney has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming Sleeping Beauty reimagining, which you can check out right here after the official synopsis....

From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds »

- Gary Collinson

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10 Questions We Have About the New 'Maleficent' Trailer

18 March 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Every once in awhile I'll see someone post on Facebook about the new "Maleficent" movie with a comment amounting to "Omg Looks So Good" or "Love. I Can't Even." Here's the thing: I can even. I'm as gripped as anyone by Angelina Jolie's meringue-like cheekbones and Elle Fanning's china doll emotions, but I can't be sure we're in the presence of an awesome spectacle yet, even in exclusively campy terms. Something about "Maleficent" seems like the drama club president cousin to "Oz: The Great and Powerful," which was star-studded but deeply dull. I'll try to keep my hopes up, but I also have these ten questions that require answers.  1. Can a movie be creepy when every frame of animation is so pristine? There is a "just so" quality about the coloring, animation, and detail in this trailer; nothing feels even slightly out of control, and I wonder if »

- Louis Virtel

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Full-Length Trailer for ‘Maleficent’ is Here!

18 March 2014 11:10 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Walt Disney Pictures released a new full-length trailer for Maleficent, starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie.

The film also co-stars Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).

Maleficent was directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”).

This is the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Maleficent spreads her wings in new clip

18 March 2014 6:16 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following hot on the heels of yesterday's new trailer, Disney has released a clip from the upcoming live-action fairy tale Maleficent, which sees Angelina Jolie's Mistress of All Evil spreading her wings; check it out below via Cbm....

From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the »

- Gary Collinson

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2014 Ann Arbor Film Festival: Official Lineup

18 March 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | Underground Film Journal | See recent Underground Film Journal news »

The 52nd annual Ann Arbor Film Festival will be a jam-packed experimental feature and short film screening event running for six days and nights, this time on March 25-30.

Opening Night will feature a reception and an after-party, and stuffed between those will be a block of nine short films, including new ones by Bryan Boyce, Michael Robinson, Jennifer Reeder and Martha Colburn, as well as a never-before-released work by the legendary Bruce Baillie called Little Girl in which Baillie captured scenes of natural beauty.

Special Events scattered throughout the festival include a retrospective of indie filmmaker Penelope Spheeris that will feature her rock ‘n’ roll-based work, including the original The Decline of Western Civilization, plus The Decline of Western Civilization Part III, her influential punk film Suburbia (screening twice) and a collection of short films.

There will also be several films and presentations by filmmaking scholar Thom Andersen, such »

- Mike Everleth

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New images from Disney's Maleficent

12 March 2014 3:58 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

On Monday we brought you a couple of posters for the upcoming live-action Sleeping Beauty retelling Maleficent featuring Angelina Jolie as the Mistress of All Evil, and now Disney has released a batch of new images from the film, which you can check out right here...

From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, »

- Gary Collinson

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Need For Speed: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

12 March 2014 12:25 AM, PDT | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

You may already know "Need for Speed" the video game and now it's time to get familiar with Need for Speed the movie. But is it more than just a showcase for cool cars? Check out KidsPickFlicks' Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest) review:

"Need for Speed zooms into theaters this weekend and is sure to be a big hit. This film follows the story of Tobey Marshall, played quite impressively by Aaron Paul, an amateur racer with potential and drive (pardon the pun) to make it to the proverbial big leagues. When disaster strikes, he must rebuild his life from the ground up in order to clear his name and drive his dream race - the prestigious De Leon. The cinematography in the film was beautifully scenic showing scene after scene of beautiful expansive highway and his unlikely sidekick, Julia, played by Imogene Poots, »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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Angelina Jolie's Mistress of All Evil featured on new Maleficent posters

11 March 2014 9:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Disney has released a couple of new posters for Maleficent, the live-action reimagining of the classic animated fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, which feature Angelina Jolie as the Mistress of All Evil...

From Disney comes “Maleficent”—the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and, as a result, places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom—and perhaps »

- Gary Collinson

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New ‘Maleficent’ Posters

10 March 2014 10:11 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Walt Disney Pictures has released a domestic and an International poster for Maleficent, starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie.

The film also co-stars Sharlto Copley (“District 9”), Elle Fanning (“Super 8”), Sam Riley (“On the Road”), Imelda Staunton (“Vera Drake”), Miranda Richardson (“The Hours”), Juno Temple (“Atonement”) and Lesley Manville (“Secrets & Lies”).

Maleficent was directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg from a screenplay written by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” “Beauty and the Beast”).

This is the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic “Sleeping Beauty.” A beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in a peaceable forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal—an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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New Maleficent Poster Lands

10 March 2014 10:09 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The Maleficent marketing bods have been earning their corn (or magic beans, possibly; we don't know the mysterious ways of Disney's payroll), with a campaign that's been strong in both identity and visual flair. Last year we had simple, stylish teasers like this debut effort, and this latest one-sheet is no less dazzling. Click on the image below for a closer look.  There are fairies and magic and a sleeping princess and Evil lurking, just like our bedtime stories promised, as well as that star from that Oscars selfie. As movie posters go, this one stands out like a giant in a world of poorly photoshopped dwarves.The story sees Jolie's Maleficent grow up in an idyllic forest, only to see it ravaged by an invading army. She's betrayed by those closest to her, leaving her heart poisoned and her mind corrupted by thoughts of vengeance. Out for revenge, she »

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TV Review: Believe, Season 1 Episode 1 “Pilot”

10 March 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Creators: Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Friedman

Network: NBC

Air Date/Time: March 10, 2014, 10/9c

Written by: Alfonso Cuaron, Mark Friedman

Directed by: Alfonso Cuaron

Synopsis:

Levitation, telekinesis, the ability to control nature, see the future … since she was born, Bo (Johnny Sequoyah) has had gifts she could neither fully understand nor control. But now that she is 10 years old, her powers have become stronger and the threat from malevolent forces that would use her abilities to control the world has grown more dangerous. With her life and future in jeopardy, Bo’s protector, Milton Winter (Delroy Lindo, “The Chicago Code”), turns to an unlikely source to keep her safe — Tate (Jake McLaughlin, “Crash”), a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate who’s lost his will.

Tate and Bo begin an extraordinary journey, one in which trust must be earned. On the run and traveling from city to city, every place they stop and »

- Erin Willard

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Star Trek Into Darkness Deleted & Alternate Scenes; Plus Bloopers

4 March 2014 12:57 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organisation has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew. Star Trek Into Darkness was directed by J.J. Abrams ("Super 8"), from a screenplay written by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Returning for the sequel are Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Zoë Saldana, and Anton Yelchin. Joined by new cast members »

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10 Recent Giant Monster Movies to Hold You Over Until ‘Godzilla’

4 March 2014 10:00 AM, PST | FEARnet | See recent FEARnet news »

I typically don’t like to speak for anyone but myself, but I think it’s pretty safe for me to assume that you, like me, are totally excited about the impending arrival of Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures’ Godzilla reboot, set to stomp its way into theaters on May 16th. In fact, I can pretty much guarantee that you’re feeling the same way I’m feeling, right about now.

But alas, we must wait.

While we all patiently await the arrival of the ‘King of the Monsters,’ now is a better time than any to take in the sights and sounds of giant monster movies past. Sure, waiting sucks, but we hope this list will help make the countdown a little less painful, and whole lot more fun.

Here are 10 recent giant monster movies to hold you over, and get you in the proper mood for Godzilla 2014!

Monsters

The »

- John Squires

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Non-stop: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

27 February 2014 5:07 PM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

When Liam Neeson is in an action film, you Know it's going to be really, really, action-packed! KidsPickFlicks' Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest) say Neeson doesn't disappoint in his latest film, Non-Stop:

"Non-Stop is the new high flying hit at the box office this weekend! This must see movie stars Liam Neeson (as Bill Marks) and Julianne Moore (as Jen Summers) who keep the film's intensity at all time heights with their riveting performances. Neeson receives text messages during a flight saying that the passengers are at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account. Screenplay writers John Richardson, Chris Roach, and Ryan Engle created an storyline chock full of twists that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats. This movie holds audiences hostage with its intensity and non-stop action. Fasten your seat belts and get ready »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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Updates on Blumhouse's Stephen King Adaptation Mercy and Bryan Bertino's Mockingbird

27 February 2014 4:17 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

The Hollywood Reporter just issued an odd little article which adds some insight into the films produced by Jason Blum and his Blumhouse Productions. In it were updates on two projects that are currently sitting on the shelf: Mercy and Mockingbird.

According to THR, the Stephen King adaptation Mercy, directed by Haunting in Connecticut's Peter Cornwell and starring Dylan McDermott, Frances O'Connor, Chandler Riggs, Joel Courtney, Shirley Knight, and Chris Browning, finished shooting a year ago and is among the Blumhouse films sitting on Universal’s shelf.

Studio chairman Donna Langley says the studio still is not counting it out. What does that mean exactly? Probably that they will just dump it on home video and move along.

Synopsis

Based on a short story by Stephen King, Mercy tells the tale of two young boys ("The Walking Dead’s" Chandler Riggs and Super 8’s Joel Courtney) who move with »

- Uncle Creepy

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Duo Cast In CW Drama Pilot ‘Messengers’

26 February 2014 3:00 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Skins‘ alum Sofia Black-D’Elia and Joel Courtney (Super 8) have joined CW drama pilot The Messengers from feature producer Basil Iwanyk (the Clash Of The Titans franchise) and CBS TV Studios. The Messengers starts with a mysterious object crashing down to Earth. A group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse, but then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending apocalypse. Black-D’Elia, repped by ICM Partners and Brookside Artist Management, will play Erin, who despite the stresses in her life, is eager to make a new life for herself and her young daughter far away from her hot-headed ex-husband. Courtney, repped by CAA and Principato Young Entertainment, will play Peter, a loner who was raised in a group home and is bullied constantly. Black-D’Elia stars in the upcoming feature Welcome To Yesterday and HBO pilot Criminal Justice. »

- THE DEADLINE TEAM

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The CW's Sci-Fi Drama 'Messengers' Adds 'Skins,' 'Super 8' Alums

26 February 2014 3:00 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The CW has recruited Skins and Super 8 alums as the first ones cast in alien drama The Messengers. Sofia Black-d'Elia (Skins) and Joel Courtney (Super 8) have booked regular roles in the drama pilot from Teen Wolf's Eoghan O'Donnell. Photos: Midseason TV Preview The Messengers centers on a mysterious object that crashes down to Earth and a group of seemingly unconnected strangers die from the energy pulse. They then awaken to learn that they have been deemed responsible for preventing the impending apocalypse. Black-d'Elia will co-star as Erin, the mother of a young girl who is

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- Lesley Goldberg

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Pompeii: Joel Courtney & Kat McNamara's Movie Star Movie Crix Movie Review

26 February 2014 9:14 AM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Pompeii is ambitious: it strives to be an epic, sword-and-sandal action thriller romance in a disaster movie that is also historically-accurate! KidsPickFlicks' Movie Star Movie Crix Joel Courtney (Super 8) and Katherine McNamara (Contest) evaluate if director Paul W.S. Anderson pulls it off:

"Pompeii, a mashup between Titanic and Gladiator, adds itself to the list of unusual Valentine's Day movies in the box office this year. It is indeed a love story, two people destined for each other but prohibited by social class, only interrupted by gladiator tournament fighting and blood. The performances of Kit Harington, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Emily Browning were fantastic and really draw the audience into the film. The special effects were stunning, showing how Mt. Vesuvius' colossal 79 Ad eruption utterly destroyed the beautiful city of Pompeii in less than 24 hours. While the storyline was predictable at times, the movie was still enjoyable. Please note: there are »

- contactus@kidspickflicks.com (Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara)

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