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Movies to Look Forward to in 2013

31 December 2012 1:27 PM, PST | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Anne Thompson and Toh! writers Matt Brennan, Bill Desowitz, Beth Hanna, Maggie Lange, Matt Mueller and Sophia Savage share the movies they are most looking forward to in 2013. Anne Thompson It's always disheartening to recognize that the surplus of strong year-end movies inevitably gives way to the prospect of movies that look downright awful. Here we go again with sequels --from "Cloudy with Meatballs 2, "Despicable Me 2" and "Smurfs 2" to another "Hobbit" movie, a postponed "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," "A Good Day to Die Hard," "Hangover III," and "Iron Man 3" directed by Shane Black. And why do I have queasy feelings about Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel"? I wish he was directing "300: Rise of an Empire" instead of Noam Murro (!!??). Among the 2013 non-sequels, I have trepidation about "World War Z," which had its share of problems and reshoots, but at least Marc »

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Box office report 2012: Film industry climbs to record-breaking $10.8 billion

31 December 2012 9:38 AM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

The economy may be teetering on the edge of a fiscal cliff, but such dire financial woes were nowhere to be found at the box office in 2012. Over the past 365 days, Americans spent many of their hard-earned dollars at the movies — paying to see everything from Channing Tatum’s abs to a foul-mouthed talking teddy bear, and as a result, the box office had its best* year ever.

Movie theaters sold an estimated $10.84 billion worth of tickets domestically in 2012, beating the previous record of $10.59 billion set in 2009 (when Avatar led a late-December surge), and marking a new record in terms »

- Grady Smith

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Season's Greetings and a look ahead to the films of 2013

29 December 2012 1:16 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Just a brief note to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone here at Flickering Myth, and to say thank you for supporting the site over the past twelve months.

We'll be revealing our "Top 10 Movies of 2012" on New Year's Eve, but like us you'll likely be casting your eye towards 2013's cinematic slate by now, so to help you plan your viewing here's a selection of potential highlights to look out for in the coming year (roughly sorted in order of arrival)...

Gangster Squad (dir. Ruben Fleischer) - trailer here

Stand Up Guys (dir. Fisher Stevens)

Broken City (dir. Allen Hughes)

The Last Stand (dir. Kim Jee-Woon) - trailer here

Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters (dir. Tommy Wirkola) - trailer here

Movie 43 (dir. Virtually Everyone in Hollywood) - trailer here

Parker (dir. Taylor Hackford)

Bullet the the Head (dir. »

- flickeringmyth

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Steve Carell Conjures Some Magic In First Incredible Burt Wonderstone Images

18 December 2012 3:30 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Steve Carell has been focusing on his movie career ever since he left the cast of The Office and it looks like 2013 should be his boom year. In addition to working on Anchorman: The Legend Continues, the long-awaited sequel, he will be front and center in a number of new releases, including Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher, Jim Rash and Nat Faxon's The Way, Way Back and the animated Despicable Me 2. But before any of those movies make their way to theaters nationwide, we'll see Carell do some magic in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. With the movie due out early next year, Warner Bros. has sent USA Today two images from the new comedy, which is directed by 30 Rock's Don Scardino. In addition to Carell, the stills also highlight the excellent supporting cast, which includes Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi and Jay Mohr. Check out the images below and head »

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CineAsia 2012: 'G.I. Joe,' 'Despicable Me' Sequels Launch Fresh Footage

11 December 2012 10:21 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Hong Kong – Stereoscopic trailers and sneak peeks of tentpole sequels dominated the first half of CineAsia’s second-day proceedings on Dec. 12, with Paramount launching its revamped G.I. Joe sequel in the presence of director Jon Chu and star Lee Byung-hyun, and Universal unveiling the first 10 minutes of Despicable Me 2. While the teaser of the original 2D G.I. Joe: Retaliation, originally slated for a June 2012 release, concentrated more on the story of its protagonists being excommunicated by the Us government, the new trailer of the converted 3D version (which debuts in the U.

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- Clarence Tsui

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Sequels – Love them or hate them, here’s what’s coming!

7 December 2012 2:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Sequels, prequels, reboots and reduxes. The good, the bad, and the downright ugly of those being made… Some we still have no idea what they’re about, or if they will be made, but they are rumoured – chances are, [hopefully] they *won’t* be made.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey- December 14th, 2012

It’s not really a sequel, but rather a prequel which features the cast of The Lord of the Rings in an expanded version of the classic book.

A Good Day to Die Hard- February 14th, 2013

Rumored to be the final in the Die Hard series, Bruce Willis must fight Russian terrorists in Russia with his son.

Oz: The Great and Powerful- March 8th, 2013

This will actually be a prequel to the 1939 classic, depicting the story of how Oz came to be.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation- March 29th, 2013

Starring mostly everyone in the first movie, as »

- Catherina Gioino

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Kristen Wiig in talks to join Anchorman: The Legend Continues

6 December 2012 1:39 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Comedian Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) is in talks to join the cast of the much anticipated comedy sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues.

According to The Wrap, the actress is in talks to play a new love interest for Ron Burgundy, and would join Will Ferrell (Step Brothers), Steve Carell (The 40 Year Old Virgin), Paul Rudd (This is 40) and David Koechner (Get Smart) who are all back to reprise their roles as the news men at a San Francisco TV station. The much anticipated return of Ron Burgundy and his band of merry men is set for next year with Adam McKay (The Other Guys) returning to helm the film and Judd Apatow (Knocked Up) producing.

Wiig has a busy schedule of her own and will soon be seen in the forthcoming The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed by and starring Ben Stiller. The film centres on a timid »

- flickeringmyth

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Kristen Wiig May Join Anchorman 2 As Steve Carell’s Love Interest

6 December 2012 4:22 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

The Bridesmaids actress and ‘Saturday Night Live’ alumn Kristen Wiig is being eyed for the role of clueless weatherman Brick Tamland’s (Steve Carell) love interest in the Anchorman: The Legend Continues.

I just feel like the two of them have good chemistry, making for a very promising comedy pairing. Should Wiig join on she will be the first non-original player to enter that sacred circle of the Channel 4 Evening News team. Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Carell, David Koechner, and Christina Applegate are set to reprise their roles from the 2004 comedy hit Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

The sequel will again be directed by Adam McKay and will reportedly have an increased number of music sequences. Ferrell and McKay have yet to even finish the script, but interestingly, The Wrap adds that Anchorman: The Legend Continues is set for release in October 2013. Paramount was eyeing an unspecified 2013 date so far. »

- Nick Martin

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Kristen Wiig Eyes Anchorman: The Legend Continues

5 December 2012 | | See recent news »

Anchorman: The Legend Continues may be adding another popular comedy star and "SNL" alumn to its cast. The Wrap reports that Kristen Wiig is in talks to play a new romantic interest for Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy. Planned for release sometime next year, the sequel will again be directed by Adam McKay with actors like Steve Carell and Paul Rudd returning to their original roles. Wiig will soon appear in Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and in Craig Johnson's The Skeleton Twins . She'll also provide voices for two major upcoming animated sequels, Despicable Me 2 and How to Train Your Dragon 2 . (Photo Credit: Adriana M. Barraza / »

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Steve Carell Might Play (And Lose) The Lottery In New Disney Comedy

3 December 2012 6:48 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

He’s probably the nicest guy in Hollywood, but Steve Carell’s very niceness seems to work against him sometimes. He was way too nice to be a Noah in Evan Almighty, and even his diabolical mastermind turned out to love fluffy stuffed animals and small children in Despicable Me. Now Carell is about to get even nicer, by teaming up with the studio that has made niceness into a brand name.

The Film Stage tells us that Disney has expressed interest in Carell for a part in a new comedy by writer Martin Hynes. The film is based on a recent New York Times article by Suzanne Daley about a Spanish village that won $950 million in the lottery … except for one ill-fated house.

So will Steve Carell be taking on a role in the as yet untitled film? The truth is we don’t know. He’s got quite »

- Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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'Despicable Me 2' Thanksgiving teaser released - watch

22 November 2012 11:43 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A short teaser trailer for Despicable Me 2 has been released. To celebrate Thanksgiving in the Us, the 11-second video sees the film's Minions chasing a turkey with a mace and an axe. However, several turkeys quickly turn the tables on them and chase them back from where they came with extra weaponry. The trailer continues the marketing campaign for the upcoming animated sequel from Universal Pictures, which will be released on (more) »

- By Tom Eames

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Fox Cancels Independence Day 3D

21 November 2012 3:36 PM, PST | FilmJunk | See recent FilmJunk news »

Is the 3D post-conversion craze slowly dying out? Quite possibly. Major blockbusters will probably be forced to use 3D technology for the foreseeable future, especially as long as international audiences keep flocking to it. However, Hollywood seems to be cooling on the idea of re-releasing older films with 3D conversions as the general interest level seems to be falling off. Aside from The Lion King, Disney's 3D re-releases have done progressively worse, and although both Titanic and Star Wars: Episode I put up some decent numbers, the majority of the money was made overseas. Now this week Fox has announced that they have decided to call off their 3D version of Roland Emmerich's Independence Day. Independence Day 3D was supposed to hit theatres on July 3rd, 2013, which would have put it up against Disney's The Lone Ranger and Despicable Me 2. Clearly that is some pretty tough competition, »

- Sean

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Fox Has Change of Heart, Decides Not to Release Independence Day 3D

20 November 2012 6:22 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Though movement is reportedly taking place on two sequels to Roland Emmerich’s 1996 disaster sci-fi film Independence Day, it appears that 20th Century Fox has had a change of heart regarding a 3D re-release of the original.  The post-converted iteration of the Will Smith-starrer had been slated for release on July 3, 2013, but Exhibitor Relations broke the news on Twitter that Fox has now decided not to release the pic.  I’m not sure how far along the conversion had gone, but no reason for the change of heart is given.  This now leaves the 2013 Fourth of July weekend open to Despicable Me 2 and The Lone Ranger. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Watch: Trailer For Magician Heist Movie 'Now You See Me,' With Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson & Mark Ruffalo

16 November 2012 4:41 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Next summer is, as usual, going to be competitive; there's the usual mix of superhero sequels ("Iron Man 3," "The Wolverine"), animated sequels ("Monsters University,""Despicable Me 2"), R-rated comedy sequels ("The Hangover Part III") and just general sequels ("Star Trek Into Darkness," "Fast & Furious 6," "Kick-Ass 2"). As such, original fare is going to have a trickier time of it, but Summit is getting started early with their magician heist movie "Now You See Me," debuting a trailer in front of their golden goose "Twilight" this weekend. And now that trailer has made its way online to Yahoo (via The Moviebox), and you can start to see why the studio is feeling so bullish about the movie. As you can discover from the clip, the film, directed by Louis Leterrier ("Clash of the Titans") involves a quartet of magicians (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Listen Now: A GeekCast Radio Network Update

15 November 2012 1:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Welcome back to our weekly look at the new podcasts available at our “partners in podcast crime” the GeekCast Radio Network. As usual here’s our weekly look at the podcasts from Gcrn, This Week in Geek and the latest toy review videos from Baltmatrix and Optibotimus, with descriptions and links to each and every podcast for your audio/visual pleasure! But first a word from Gcrn founder TFG1Mike:

So at the end of October beginning of November we held Tmnt Week! Previously in September we had Batman Week! Now from November 10th to December 22nd will be Bond Month! With blogs from MovieRevolt Dan, and the Shaken Not Stirred Series on Movie Week In Review. Where TFG1Mike and MovieRevolt Dan will review 18 of the 23 Bond Films! Before we get to that though, here’s last weeks regular content:

Interviews – Space Guys In Space

In this GeekCast Radio Interview, »

- Phil

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'Despicable Me' Movie Trailer & New Images

11 November 2012 10:55 PM, PST | CineMovie | See recent CineMovie news »

Next summer the Minions are back with more cuteness along with their boss Gru (Steve Carell). Get a look at the new movie trailer and photos.

Get ready for more madness when the Minions, Gru (Steve Carell), the girls return with a host outrageously funny new characters including aliens?  In the trailer, the minions are stars of the new preview. The little cute workers are babysitting when they investigate a noise outside to the music of Halloween.  Soon a light appears from the sky and are sucked up. Besides the funny preview, the second trailer has yet to give viewers a plot surrounding the sequel to the 10th biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history.

Jason Segal and Miranda Cosgrove return as well when the Despicable Me 2 opens in theaters July 3, 2013.

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Latest ‘Despicable Me 2′ Trailer Takes Everything But The Cat

9 November 2012 3:27 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Despicable Me 2’, from co-directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud has just dropped another teaser onto the web. After watching trailer 2 of the blockbuster animation fans may be able to get snippets of what will happen in the animation even if movie heads are still keeping plot details under wraps. The clip shows what could be an alien abduction for the minions. Set to the eery tones of the horror film ‘Halloween’, the little ones are sucked up into the sky with the cat quickly being left behind. ‘Despicable Me 2′ will see the return of Steve Carell as the voice of Gru, as well as veteran actor Al  [ Read More ]

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Despicable Me 2 Second Trailer Is Minion Madness!

2 November 2012 3:07 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

The new Despicable Me 2 trailer is here! Let the minion mayhem… Begin! Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions…and a host of new and outrageously funny characters. Despicable Me 2 hits theaters on July 3, 2013

Universal Pictures announced earlier this week that the new Despicable Me 2 trailer would have its worldwide digital debut as a global exclusive on iTunes. This marks the first time in Universal.s history that the studio has released a trailer worldwide on iTunes, with international versions available on the same day. The new trailer for the 3D-cg comedy adventure can also be seen on iTunes Movie Trailers (, the iTunes Movie Trailers App ( and iTunes ( via worldwide podcast in 155 countries and seven languages. »

- Michelle McCue

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Despicable Me 2 (2013) Teaser Trailer: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig

1 November 2012 12:10 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Despicable Me 2 Trailer. Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud‘s Despicable Me 2 (2013) teaser trailer (a halloween trailer) stars Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand, Al Pacino, and Steve Coogan. Despicable Me 2‘s plot synopsis: “Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide blockbuster, Despicable Me, delighted audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 [...]

Continue reading: Despicable Me 2 (2013) Teaser Trailer: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig »

- Rollo Tomasi

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Minions have out-of-this-world experience in Despicable Me 2 trailer

31 October 2012 4:25 PM, PDT | Movie Cultists | See recent Movie Cultists news »

The little minions, along with Gru and the kids, are back for Despicable Me 2, and the new trailer (perfectly timed for Halloween) shows the little, yellow guys having all kinds of problems.

This humorous clips is more teaser than trailer because it doesn’t seem to offer up any details on the movie itself, but it’s still fun to watch as two of Gru’s minions face a few tense moments before things really get interesting. However, it looks like the third minion at the very end of the clip is having the worst day out of all of them.

The first movie caught me completely off-guard, surprising me with how entertaining it was, and I’m looking forward to this one.

Despicable Me 2, featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Al Pacino, Steve Coogan and Ken Jeong, arrives in theaters on July 3, 2013.

Source: JoBlo. »

- Marty Shaw

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