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‘Stardust’: A Magical, Extravagant, and Wildly Imaginative Fantasy Adventure

Looking back on this still-young century makes clear that 2007 was a major time for cinematic happenings — and, on the basis of this retrospective, one we’re not quite through with ten years on. One’s mind might quickly flash to a few big titles that will be represented, but it is the plurality of both festival and theatrical premieres that truly surprises: late works from old masters, debuts from filmmakers who’ve since become some of our most-respected artists, and mid-career turning points that didn’t necessarily announce themselves as such at the time. Join us as an assembled team, many of whom were coming of age that year, takes on their favorites.

Once upon a time in the human kingdom behind the Wall, a structure so profoundly regular it simply had to have some magical properties, there lived a curious and courageous boy who had the potential to combine
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Film Review: ‘Warcraft’

Film Review: ‘Warcraft’
The epic battle at the center of “Warcraft” isn’t the clash between humans and orcs. That’s just what takes up roughly two hours of screen time. The true conflict comes from filmmakers trying to tell a story with soul and struggling against the inherent ridiculousness of the commodity they’re working with. It shouldn’t take a mage to foresee that this pricey and preposterous adaptation of an online gaming phenomenon was preordained for artistic mediocrity.

With little concern for all those already perplexed at the mention of orcs and mages, “Warcraft” plunges headfirst into a fantasy realm teeming with mythical creatures, magical spells and exotically named characters and locations. It’s a take-it-or-leave-it approach likely to have most audience members opting for the latter, though devotees of the immersive role-playing source material may have an entirely different experience. If so, Universal will have to hope they storm
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All Hands on Link

IndieWire ABC may forge a miniseries out of Oscar nominated AIDS doc How to Survive a Plague

Hollywood who said it: The Pope or "Fifty Shades of Grey"?

Mnpp ways not to die celebrates King Kong for his 80th anniversary 

The Advocate interesting take on Seth MacFarlane's Oscar night hosting gig, in which the author believes his entire performance was satire of sexism. I think that's an optimistic forgiving stretch but more power to you for enjoying the show so much! 

Clothes on Film the shoes in Stoker

Empire Emma Watson may play Cinderella

French Films about Trains points to 14 directors whose films are worth obsessing about in advance  

/Film Whoa. They're Still trying to get Pride & Prejudice & Zombies made? You'd think Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter's fate and the free zombies on TV would have finally decapitated that project.

The Talks with Brian de Palma on violence in cinema
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Will Jack Slay You? Read Our Jack the Giant Slayer Review and Watch a New Featurette!

Will Jack slay this weekend's box office, or does it belong to a certain sequel's love-starved demon? While we wait for the results, check out our Jack the Giant Slayer review and watch a new featurette for the flick along with some up-to-the-minute TV spots.

Read our Jack the Giant Slayer review here.

Jack the Giant Slayer is in Us theatres Now and arrives in the UK on March 22nd. Concurrent with the film's debut in 35mm and digital theaters, Jack the Giant Slayer: An IMAX 3D Experience was also released in IMAX theaters.

Synopsis:

An age-old war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.

Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the long-banished giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them.
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Nicholas Hoult and More Talk Jack the Giant Slayer

Okay, this day has been madness. Color us officially exhausted. Wait! What? There's more? Oh, all right! Ahem... Time for some video soundbites from this weekend's other genre offering, Jack the Giant Slayer. Check them out!

Jack the Giant Slayer hits Us theatres on March 1st and arrives in the UK three weeks later on March 22nd. Concurrent with its debut in 35mm and digital theaters, Jack the Giant Slayer: An IMAX 3D Experience will be released in IMAX theaters.

Synopsis:

An age-old war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.

Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the long-banished giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess,
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Jack the Giant Slayer - More Behind-the-Scenes Goodness

Ready for another look behind the curtain of Jack the Giant Slayer? Then dig on these three videos which take you directly behind the scenes of this monster sized theatrical epic. Tell us if you'll be climbing this theatrical beanstalk this weekend in our comments section.

Jack the Giant Slayer hits Us theatres on March 1st and arrives in the UK three weeks later on March 22nd. Concurrent with its debut in 35mm and digital theaters, Jack the Giant Slayer: An IMAX 3D Experience will be released in IMAX theaters.

Synopsis:

An age-old war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.

Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the long-banished giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them.
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Sixth TV Spot for Jack the Giant Slayer Towers Above the Rest

A sixth TV spot has landed for Jack the Giant Slayer that is filled with terror of gigantic proportions. Will you take the climb up the beanstalk to see this remixed fairy tale when it arrives on March 1st? Let us know!

Jack the Giant Slayer hits Us theatres on March 1st and arrives in the UK three weeks later on March 22nd. Concurrent with its debut in 35mm and digital theaters, Jack the Giant Slayer: An IMAX 3D Experience will be released in IMAX theaters.

Synopsis:

An age-old war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.

Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the long-banished giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom,
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Go Behind the Scenes of Jack the Giant Killer With This New Featurette

Curious about what went into the making of Jack the Giant Slayer? Then you'll want to check out this new featurette that's home to interviews with the cast and crew along with a few peeks behind the scenes.

Jack the Giant Slayer hits Us theatres on March 1st and arrives in the UK three weeks later on March 22nd. Concurrent with its debut in 35mm and digital theaters, Jack the Giant Slayer: An IMAX 3D Experience will be released in IMAX theaters.

Synopsis:

An age-old war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.

Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the long-banished giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and
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Fifth TV Spot for Jack the Giant Slayer

A fifth TV spot has landed for Jack the Giant Slayer that is full of running and jumping and flying through the air. Will you be catching the film when it arrives on March 1st?

Jack the Giant Slayer hits Us theatres on March 1st and arrives in the UK three weeks later on March 22nd. Concurrent with its debut in 35mm and digital theaters, Jack the Giant Slayer: An IMAX 3D Experience will be released in IMAX theaters.

Synopsis:

An age-old war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.

Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the long-banished giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess,
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Jack the Giant Slayer Image Gallery #2: Meet the Monsters

The other day we showed you several of the giants Jack will soon be slaying, and now today we have two dozen images from Jack the Giant Slayer that focus on the humans. Check 'em out, and look for Bryan Singer's 3D action adventure on March 1st everywhere.

Jack the Giant Slayer hits Us theatres on March 1st and arrives in the UK three weeks later on March 22nd. Concurrent with its debut in 35mm and digital theaters, Jack the Giant Slayer: An IMAX 3D Experience will be released in IMAX theaters.

Related Story: Jack the Giant Slayer Image Gallery #1: Meet the Monsters

Synopsis:

An age-old war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.

Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the long-banished giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost,
See full article at Dread Central »

Jack the Giant Slayer Image Gallery #1: Meet the Monsters

There's one reason and one reason only why we're covering Jack the Giant Slayer: It has monsters. Giant monsters in fact (obviously), and we have here Image Gallery #1 for the film, which is overflowing with giant monstery goodness. Flip through it, and then look for Gallery #2, which is home to the humans, soon.

Jack the Giant Slayer hits Us theatres on March 1st and arrives in the UK three weeks later on March 22nd. Concurrent with its debut in 35mm and digital theaters, Jack the Giant Slayer: An IMAX 3D Experience will be released in IMAX theaters.

Synopsis:

An age-old war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.

Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the long-banished giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult
See full article at Dread Central »

Jack The Giant Slayer Preview Images

If you keep up with our podcast regularly, you know that we’re a bit unsure what to make of Jack the Giant Slayer, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a look.

We’re torn, because it looks rather goofy, but has some of our favorite actors in it. Well, and we aren’t opposed to Bryan Singer generally.

It makes for a struggle when trying to solidify our expectations. But, I do have to say that there are elements that look pretty cool. Not to mention that Bill Nighy (one of my favorites) is a giant, so it’s got that going for it.

At any rate, we’ve got a lot of images to check out, and while I don’t always post such things, I’m curious to find out what your take on things is. Does this look any good? Will you be checking it out opening weeked?
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Fourth TV Spot for and Valentine's Day Greeting from Jack the Giant Slayer

Another TV spot has arrived for Jack the Giant Slayer along with a Valentine's Day greeting from the film's star, Nicholas Hoult, an expanded synopsis, and a new one-sheet we haven't seen yet that looks a lot like the UK quad.

Jack the Giant Slayer hits Us theatres on March 1st and arrives in the UK three weeks later on March 22nd. Concurrent with its debut in 35mm and digital theaters, Jack the Giant Slayer: An IMAX 3D Experience will be released in IMAX theaters.

Synopsis:

An age-old war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.

Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the long-banished giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom,
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Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum: Here’s Comes The New Jack The Giant Slayer Trailer And Poster

Giants! Beanstalks! Magic Beans! Ready for a epic adventure? Watch the Ian McKellen narrated, fantasy-filled trailer for director Bryan Singer’s Jack The Giant Slayer.

Jack The Giant Killer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend – and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

A vast improvement over the teaser trailer we showed you last December when the film was scheduled for a June 2012 release. I really like the tailor-made cast.
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With George Lucas Out of the Picture, Who Will Direct ‘Star Wars’ Episode VII?

I’m actually quite shocked it has taken me as long as it has to write an article regarding the possible future of the Star Wars franchise. Close friends of mine know how big of a Star Wars geek I am and have even heard some of my excuses for the recent prequels (granted, not everything in those films is excusable). At the same time, I’m still trying to gather my thoughts and restrain my excitement regarding Disney’s recent purchase of the franchise. Keep in mind, this business deal includes everything Lucasfilms Ltd. had the rights to which means the Indiana Jones property is now a Disney title as well; everyone fails to talk about. But the real announcement that has the internet – fans and haters alike – buzzing is that ‘Episode VII’ will officially be released sometime in 2015! Since the announcement late Tuesday afternoon, no details have been
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Constructive Concepts: A conversation with production designer Gavin Bocquet

Trevor Hogg chats with production designer Gavin Bocquet...

“I did my first degree at Newcastle University,” states British Production Designer Gavin Bocquet. “They recommended that I do the Post Graduate course in 3D Design at the Royal College of Art. I was fortunate enough to be accepted.” The renowned academic institution counts three-time Oscar-winner Stuart Craig (Gandhi) amongst its alumni. “Stuart wanted someone to design the props and control panels for Saturn 3 [1980]; he thought that a Product Designer would be a good person to do that. Stuart advertised at the Royal College and I went for the job.” A long standing creative partnership was established between the two countrymen. “Stuart was one of my mentors and I worked with him five times; he taught me most things I know about being a Production Designer.”

Hired to work on the final installment of the original Star Wars trilogy, the young
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Poster, synopsis and trailer for Bryan Singer's Jack The Giant Killer

Nicholas Hoult wore blue fur, claws and fangs for his role as Beast in X-Men: First Class but he finds something even more monstrous and deadly in his new film Jack The Giant Killer.

A new poster and synopsis have been sent over for director Bryan Singer's gritty new version of the classic fairy tale and - as you may already have spotted in our video channel on the right - a trailer is also available.

Official synopsis/description

An ancient war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult), into the battle of his life to stop them.

Fighting for a kingdom and its people, and the love of a brave princess,
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Check Out The New Jack The Giant Killer Poster & Trailer

Fee-fi-fo-fum! The classic tale gets a new twist in this new trailer and poster for Bryan Singer.s 3D epic action adventure Jack The Giant Killer starring Nicholas Hoult & Ewan McGregor!

Jack The Giant Killer tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittinglyopens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack, into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend–and gets the chance to become a legend himself.

Hoult and Singer recently collaborated on the Singer-produced .X-Men: First Class.. Jack The Giant Killer also stars Eleanor Tomlinson
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Constructive Concepts: A conversation with art director Paul Inglis

Trevor Hogg chats with art director Paul Inglis...

“My parents appreciated the arts,” says British Art Director Paul Inglis who as a child was taken to the theatre and gallery exhibitions by his statistician father. “They were happy for me to take the route I did through art college. I did a master’s degree at the Royal College of Art in London in a very specific course that was called Design for Film and Television.” The young student was following in the footsteps of renown alumni Stuart Craig (Harry Potter franchise), Gavin Bocquet (Star Wars prequels), and brothers Tony Scott (Crimson Tide) and Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down). Inglis bonded with classmate Billy O’Brien. “The joy of being somewhere like the Royal College of Art is that Billy was also there as a student. We immediately clicked and from then we’ve been very happy to work together a lot.
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Jack the Giant Killer Officially Starts Production; Press Release Gives First Synopsis

Fairy tales, legends and mythology seem to be all the rage these days and the revival of these ancient tales proves that great stories are relevant in any age. Feeding our fascination once again is New Line Cinema and Legendary Pictures. Bryan Singer is going to be directing the 3D version of Jack the Giant Killer which is slated to hit theaters in the summer of 2012.

This version of Jack the Giant Killer will be the second film based on the English fairy tale that has origins that can be traced back to the year 1711. The first Jack the Giant Killer was made in 1962 and starred Kerwin Mathews as Jack complete with Ray Harryhausen-style stop-motion animation.

Nicholas Hoult has been cast in the title role of Jack in the new epic 3D adventure “Jack the Giant Killer”.

Since this new version will be made in 3D, you can bet
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