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Check Out This Sneak Peak of Pixar’s Volcano Short ‘Lava’

August 31st, 2014 By

Pixar’s next short, Lava is about a singing volcano in Hawaii. It follows Uku, said lonely volcano in the Pacific Ocean, as he pines over a million-years for love.

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‘Three Hearts’ Gets U.S. Distribution at the Venice Film Festival

August 31st, 2014 By

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Thanks to Venice Film Festival, a French film is coming to the U.S. Three Hearts has been picked up by Cohen Media Group. Directed by Benoit Jacquot (Farewell, My Queen), Three Hearts is a drama about a messy love triangle.

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TIFF: The Trailer For ‘Cub’ Is Not Kid Friendly

August 31st, 2014 By

If you ever thought it was a universal truth that the lives children are sacred in movies, check out the trailer for Jonas Govaert’s Cub. The Belgian boy scout butchering horror film will have its premiere at the 2014 Toronto International film festival on Wednesday, September 10th. Enjoy the creeping kid-singing Read more…

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Check Out the New Trailer for ‘Shaun the Sheep the Movie’

August 30th, 2014 By

The second trailer for Shaun the Sheep the Movie the Movie has been released. Unlike the first teaser, this new one gives a better sense of the Movie‘s plot = though it’s really just an excuse to throw the titular Shaun and his fellow mutton-infused farm animals into unfortunate situations, and allow shenanigans to ensue. Read more…

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AMPAS Selects 2014 Governors Awards Honorees

August 30th, 2014 By

maureen_o-hara_and_harry_belafonte-618x400The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has selected the film legends that will receive honorary Academy Awards for the 2014 Governors Awards.   The 2014 honorees are legendary actress Maureen O’Hara, animation innovator Hayao Miyazaki, French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carriére; the recipient of the 2014 Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award will be Harry Belafonte.  This marks the sixth year that the honorary Oscars have been handed outside the main Academy Awards telecast.  The decision to create a separate ceremony began in 2009 in an effort to properly acknowledge and respect the legends and contributors of cinema without trying to shoehorn the festivities onto the Oscar telecast.  This year’s Governors Award will take place at the Dolby Ballroom on November 8, 2014. Read more…

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‘Wild’ Kicks Off Telluride Film Festival

August 29th, 2014 By

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“Oh my god, what have I done?” says an exhausted Reese Witherspoon-as-Cheryl Strayed at one point in the Fox Searchlight release Wild. Well, if early reactions to the film’s premiere at the Telluride Film Festival are to be trusted, she, director Jean-Marc Vallee, and co-star Laura Dern have made a pretty darn good film.  Read more…

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Korean Martial Arts Film ‘Kundo’ Opens in the U.S. Today

August 29th, 2014 By

7-29_kundo Director Yoon Jong-bin’s (Nameless Gangster) new film, Kundo: Age of the Rampant may be martial arts epic set in 19th century Korea, but by all appearances it has the distinct flavor of a Western (Spaghetti and otherwise). Read more…

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September Movie Preview

August 29th, 2014 By

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The month of September is typically a dumping ground of sorts at the movies.  With the summer movie season coming to end, the industry shifts its focus from the spectacle pictures to the prestige films angling for an awards run.  So the month of September is usually a mild one.  Yet, every once in a while in the midst of un-ambitious studio pictures, a rare film can find its footing in what is one of the slower months of the calendar year.  In the past few years, surprising and welcome features like The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Looper and the Oscar-nominated The Master have all premiered during the month of September..  As a result, the preview selection this month will probably bit a more indie-focused than usual.  With that in mind, join us as we count down the top ten films we’re most looking forward to that are opening in cinemas in the month of September. Read more…

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Telluride Film Festival Unveils Lineup

August 29th, 2014 By

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As has been its habit for its 40 prior years of existence, the 41st Telluride Film Festival announced its lineup today, the first day of the fest. We had some thoughts earlier this week on what might show up among the 25 films in exhibition at Telluride. How’d we do? Well… Read more…

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We Need ‘The Spirit’, Yes We Do

August 29th, 2014 By

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The catastrophe of Sin City: A Dame To Kill marks the second consecutive cinematic failure of comics icon Frank Miller. His previous work as writer-director, the even worse failure The Spirit (2008), seemingly exiled him from Tinsel Town until Robert Rodriguez decided to return to the green screen well once again. The Spirit, a mistake on every level, is even more disappointing since it was the introduction for many to Will Eisner’s groundbreaking, ahead-of-its-time comic book creation. Read more…

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