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July 21st, 2011

While WB and DC may not be having a huge presence at this year’s Comic Con, they are definitely using this time to break some huge news.

WB has announced (via Superhero Hype) that they will be releasing Zack Snyder’s much talked-about Superman film, MAN OF STEEL, on June 14, 2013. The film was originally slated for a December release next year, but with rewrites pending and a little film entitled THE HOBBIT taking the winter slot next year, WB has made the executive decision to shift things around a bit. (more...)

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July 21st, 2011

More Comic-Con coverage coming at you! The stars of THE TWILIGHT SAGA, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, and Robert Pattinson, as well as director Bill Condon took the stage to answer some press questions about the latest film.

They had a lot to say, covering everything from filming in Brazil to dealing with some very awkward moments. Check out what they had to say after the jump. (more...)

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July 21st, 2011

Bening will star in IMOGENE with Kristen Wiig

Picking up several Academy Award nominations throughout her exceptional career – one just last year for an amazing turn in THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT – Annette Bening is on board for what looks to be another amazing comedy.

Deadline Hollywood reveals that the actress has officially signed on for a role in IMOGENE, a dark comedy that will be led by Saturday Night Live cast member and BRIDESMAIDS breakout Kristen Wiig. Wiig will play the film’s protagonist, a playwright who becomes custody of her mother upon pretending to kill herself to get back with her ex. Bening is set to portray the mother, who also happens to be a gambling addict. (more...)

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July 21st, 2011

We’ve teamed up with MSN FilmFan to discuss the films opening this weekend. We’d love to hear your input on what you’re most interested in seeing and why.

In this week's MSN FilmFan video, host Sami Jarroush discusses last week's FilmFan poll in which readers pick their favorite HARRY POTTER movie, what he thinks is the best superhero film of the summer (spoiler: it's CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER), and why FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS is much better than NO STRINGS ATTACHED. Jarroush also talks the history of Captain America, and the so-bad-it's-bad 1990 first feature of the superhero.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER and FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS opens tomorrow.

Watch the video after the break. (more...)

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July 21st, 2011

Gordon and the Whale has teamed up with Film District to give our Dallas readers the chance to win passes (good for you +1 guest) to their new film DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK, starring Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, and Bailee Madison.

The screening will take place on Thursday, August 25th at 7:30PM in Dallas (Winners will be selected no later than Monday, August 22nd). All you must do for your chance to win passes is fill out the form found after the break! (more...)

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July 21st, 2011

Gordon and the Whale and 20th Century Fox invite our Dallas readers to attend a free advance screening of their new film RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, starring James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, and Andy Serkis.

The screening will take place on Thursday, August 4th, 2011 at 8:00PM in Dallas, Texas. To redeem passes, follow the link below. But you better act fast...the link is only good for so many passes so once they're gone, they're gone. Good luck, movie lovers! (more...)

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July 21st, 2011

Good morning, Comic-Con! The first stop of this non-stop, one-woman show is the TWILIGHT Press Conference with Elizabeth Reaser (Esme), Ashley Greene (Alice), Nikki Reed (Rosalie), Julia Jones (Lea Clearwater), and Boo Boo Stewart (Seth Clearwater).

Early this morning, the cast stopped by the front of the Hall H line, where fans have been lined up since as early as Monday. Those hardcore fans certainly had a nice surprise this morning. Check out the full press conference after the break. (more...)

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July 21st, 2011

This contest is now over.

Gordon and the Whale and Fox Searchlight invite our Dallas readers to attend a free advance screening of their Sundance hit ANOTHER EARTH, with director Mike Cahill and star Brit Marling in attendance. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers hosted by Gordon and the Whale.

The screening will take place on Monday, July 25th, 2011 at 8:00PM in Dallas, Texas. To redeem passes, follow the link below. But you better act fast...the link is only good for so many passes so once they're gone, they're gone. Good luck, movie lovers! (more...)

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July 21st, 2011

It's no secret around these parts that we here at Gordon and the Whale are big fans of Evan Glodell's barn-burner of a festival favorite, BELLFLOWER. Billed as "a love story with apocalyptic stakes", the film is also mind-blowingly original and inventive, but with real heart at its center. The film captivated all of us at Sundance and SXSW, which is why we're so excited that it's hitting screens on August 5. But I am even more excited to give our Los Angeles readers a chance to check the film out at a very "Special Fangirl Screening" at LA's own wonderful New Beverly Cinema on August 2 at 7:30PM.

This is going to be a very special and very fun screening, and we're exploding with excitement that we are a part of the event hosted by Oscilloscope Laboratories, along with scream queen Danielle Harris and dear friend o' the Whale, Movieline's own Jen Yamato. This screening will feature all the bells and whistles (and, uh, flamethrowers) that fans of the film have come to expect - writer/director/star Evan Glodell will be there, along with "the beautiful women of BELLFLOWER" (there's a bunch), and the most beautiful of all the BELLFLOWER ladies - the infamous Medusa (she's hell on wheels).

Find out how to RSVP for the the screening after the break! (more...)

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July 20th, 2011

After starting in Washington D.C. nine years ago, Horror Movie Night has expanded to include chapters in Austin, Dallas, and Chicago. GATW’s own Brian Kelley is the originator and programmer of this illustrious weekly Wednesday night tradition which features a “classic” horror film. Each week I will be reviewing/commenting on the past week’s selection so do your best to find the film, most of which have not made it past VHS, and follow along. Better yet, start your own chapter!

RITUALS VHS cover

This week at Horror Movie Night we went the more serious route. This is something you can tell by the release date alone, 1977, before watching a single frame. The '70s, for the most part, meant business. Surely horror fans will agree it’s nice to find a new old film to fall in love with in the genre. In Peter Carter’s film RITUALS (aka THE CREEPER) an angle is explored in the backwoods slasher world that results in some real fear and suspense. (more...)

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