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NICK ZEDD UNEDITED: “Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out” WTF: Ashton Kutcher to play Steve Jobs in biopic JOBS Robert Luketic somehow still has a career; working on films with Liam Hemsworth and Zhang Ziyi First trailer for TOTAL RECALL arrives Box Office Wrap-Up For March 30-April 1: WRATHful teens take out Snow White as HUNGER GAMES is #1 again Set photos reveal Christoph Waltz in Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED Red band trailer for Seth MacFarlane’s TED

Kate Erbland

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September 19th, 2010

After toughing it out through a relatively soft box office for the last few weeks of summer, audiences were finally treated this weekend with actual options at the cineplex. Instead of handing out cash for another piece of the RESIDENT EVIL pie or to see George Clooney play moody, this weekend saw the opening of a some wildly different fare. A heist flick, a smart teen comedy, an ostensible horror flick (from the mind of M. Night Shyamalan!), an animated wolf tale for the kiddies, a moving literary adaptation, and the year's most talked-about documentary all hit theaters this weekend, but who came out on top?

Well, Ben Affleck's second directorial effort did, of course! THE TOWN easily took top spot at the box office - pulling in $23.8 million for the weekend. A solid heist flick with an even more solid cast, THE TOWN is a fine choice for the movie-going masses, and I'm pleased it was the top pick for the weekend. (more...)

Chase Whale

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September 19th, 2010

We are giving our Austin readers the chance to win passes (good for you +1 guest) to an advance screening of Summit Entertainment's RED, starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, and Helen Mirren.

The screenings will take place on Monday, October 4 at 7:30 pm. All you must do for your chance to win is fill out the form after the break! Winners will be selected no later than Monday, October 4th.

PLEASE ONLY ENTER IF YOU CAN SURELY ATTEND THE SCREENING. ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD. MUST BE AT LEAST 17 YEARS OF AGE TO ENTER. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.

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Chase Whale

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September 19th, 2010

We are giving our Austin readers the chance to win passes (good for you +1 guest) to an advance screening of Overture Films' LET ME IN, starring Chloe Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Elias Koteas, and Richard Jenkins.

The screenings will take place on Wednesday, September 29th at 7:30 pm. All you must do for your chance to win is fill out the form after the break! Winners will be selected no later than Wednesday, September 29th.

PLEASE ONLY ENTER IF YOU CAN SURELY ATTEND THE SCREENING. ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD. MUST BE AT LEAST 17 YEARS OF AGE TO ENTER. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. (more...)

Kate Erbland

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September 18th, 2010

Hollywood, I am going to make it very easy for you. If you want to charm me, throw together a film that involves French bulldogs, Zach Galifianakis, Robert Downey Jr., and some sort of plot that even skims the surface of funny. What? You've done that already? It's called DUE DATE? This is an article about that film's second trailer? An article I am writing? DANNY MCBRIDE IS IN IT? Gosh, I am easy.

This is the second trailer for DUE DATE. I am now writing this very carefully. Very concisely. Because if I delve too deep, I will remember Danny McBride's appearance in this trailer. And I will remember his line about having a reservation at Chili's. And I will not be able to write further, because I will be back into laughing like a spasmatic, immature idiot and will thus be unable to type. Must. Stay. The. Course. Talk plot. Go, Kate. Downey and Galifianakis are strangers thrown together thanks to the No-Fly List. Downey has a pregnant wife at home that he needs to get back to ASAP, because she's about to pop. Cue Galifianakis saving the day, and offering the Iron Man himself a ride. Wackiness ensues. After the break, check out the second trailer for DUE DATE! (more...)

Kate Erbland

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September 18th, 2010

Coming to us from "Academy Award winning director Ron Howard" (and don't you forget it), THE DILEMMA aims to present an unfunny problem in a funny way. Vince Vaughn's Ronny and Kevin James' Isaac are best friends of the highest order. They have a special hockey game dance. They work together. They listen to funny quips from Queen Latifah together. They even hang out with their ladies together. Ronny is dating Jennifer Connelly (well, you know, her character), and Vince is married to Geneva (Winona Ryder - all hail the comeback!). Everything is great.

And then it's not great. Ronny spies Geneva getting it on with a dude who is decidedly not Isaac (in fact, it's Channing Tatum!). Thus begins Ronny's often painful journey to reconcile the titular dilemma at hand. Should he tell Isaac? Should he not? What do strangers on the street think? Why do we need a peeing gag? I guess we'll find out when the film hit theaters on January 14 of next year. Check out the trailer for THE DILEMMA after the break. (more...)

Chase Whale

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September 18th, 2010

These are two very sudden screenings, but we're hoping this will opens gates for us to do more screenings around the U.S.  We are giving our Seattle and Baltimore readers the chance to win passes (good for you +1 guest) to an advance screening of  Lionsgate's BURIED, starring Ryan Reynolds.

The screenings will take place on Monday, September 20th at 7:00 pm in Seattle and  Tuesday, September 21st at 7:30 pm in Baltimore. All you must do for your chance to win is fill out the form after the break! Winners will be selected no later than Monday, September 20th.

PLEASE ONLY ENTER IF YOU CAN SURELY ATTEND THE SCREENING. ONE ENTRY PER HOUSEHOLD. MUST BE AT LEAST 17 YEARS OF AGE TO ENTER. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. (more...)

Sean Hunter

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September 18th, 2010

J.J. Abrams sparked people's interest when the short teaser trailer for SUPER 8 ran before IRON MAN 2 over the summer. No cast was shown in the trailer and as it turns out, nothing for the movie has even been filmed yet!

The buzz around the film has definitely died down in the last few months and this is largely due to the fact that Abrams has been assembling his cast and crew. Today, according to NY Magazine's Vulture page, the cast for SUPER 8 is starting to trickle out; it now includes Kyle Chandler of Friday Night Lights fame and Elle Fanning of THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON. Read on to find out more about SUPER 8 and what this casting could mean for the film. (more...)

Symon Cordova

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September 17th, 2010

Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale

Arnaldur Indriðason is an almost-legendary crime novelist from Iceland, and one of his novels, Jar City (also known as Tainted Blood and Mýrin in Iceland), was brought to film (as JAR CITY) back in 2006 and is now getting a remake for the U.S. Another film from the mind of Indriðason is also getting the American treatment. This remake, based on the Icelandic hit REYKJAVIK-ROTTERDAM, which Indriðason co-scripted, is now called CONTRABAND.

Last year it was announced that Mark Wahlberg was going to be one of the talents helping to bring this remake to life, with him producing it. Now, Latino Review has announced that not only will Mark Wahlberg be producing CONTRABAND, but he will be starring in it as well, along with Kate Beckinsale. (more...)

Kate Erbland

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September 17th, 2010

 

The things I do for you people. There are few things I fear as irrationally as I fear someone yanking out an earring. Not just my earring, anyone's earring. I can't even properly put words to it, but I can tell you that knowing that this first trailer for THE ROOMMATE featured (gulp) a pull, I still went for it. For you. To bring you the very best. There's also this trailer to bring you. I kid! THE ROOMMATE smacks of SINGLE WHITE FEMALE for the next generation but, oddly enough, it doesn’t involve roommates brought together via Craigs List. Weird.

The film stars Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly. It’s a television actress affair. Meester’s Rebecca and Kelly’s Sara get tossed together as college dorm roommates. Things are going you know, like totally, like, amazing, like omigod! Rebecca and Sara are getting tight, as the kids say. But when Sara meets a new dude (hi, Cam Gigandet from TWILIGHT) and starts hanging out with Alyson Michalka’s Tracy, Rebecca doesn’t take it too well. Man, does she not take it too well. I spent most of this trailer with my head between my knees. Am I taking this too hard? Check out the trailer for THE ROOMMATE after the break and let me know your thoughts! (more...)

Joshua Brunsting

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September 17th, 2010

I'M STILL HERE

What is a face, really?  Its own photo?  Its make-up?  Or is it a face as painted by such or such painter?  That which is in front?  Inside?  Behind?  And the rest?  Doesn't everyone look at himself in his own particular way?  Deformations simply do not exist. ~Pablo Picasso

What is reality? What is reality in the fiction-based medium that is narrative storytelling?

Those are just a few of the questions sparked by the hotly-talked about piece of performance art that is the Casey Affleck-directed film, I’M STILL HERE.

Now, while most of the conversation surrounding the film (and we’ll get into a discussion if it’s even right to call it that) has been keenly focused on the film’s validity, the film’s director, Affleck, has decided to take control of this discussion, and has thus sent the world of film and those who talk about into a complete and utter tizzy of the most surreal proportions. In an interview with the New York Times, the filmmaker said that the film, which looks at a year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix after leaving his career as an actor to become a rap artist, is indeed a “fake,” but that he “never intended to trick anybody.” (more...)

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