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This September has some great DVD/Blu-Ray releases some of which are from the 2011 Summer Movie Season such as “X-Men: First Class”, “Thor”, and “Bridesmaids”. Also the latest season of some TV shows make their way onto DVD/Blu-Ray such as “Chuck”, “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Glee”, and “Castle”.
Here are some highlights:
– Chuck: The Complete Fourth Season
– Everything Must Go
– Fringe: The Complete Third Season
– The Office: Season Seven
– X-Men: First Class
Click to Continue Reading: September DVD/Blu-Ray Release Highlights
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Spring is here! So what films come out this month which is a prequel to the Summer Movie Season? Opening the month we have Jake Gyllenhaal starring in the action film “Source Code”. Following week Academy Award nominee, Saoirse Ronan (“Atonement”), stars in “Hanna” which looks like an intriguing action thriller. The film also stars Eric Bana (“The Hulk”) and Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett (“The Aviator”). Academy Award winner Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”) along with Danny McBride and Academy Award nominee James Franco (“127 Hours”) star in the comedy “Your Highness”.
Mid month Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway star in the animated comedy “Rio”, which looks like a cute film to check out with friends and/or family.
Toward the end of the month are some movie sequels. Vin Diesel and Paul Walker return for the latest film in the Fast and the Furious franchise titled “Fast Five”. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson joins the cast in this latest installment. Hayden Panettiere takes over as the voice of Red Riding Hood in “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil”.
My spotlight pick of the month is “The Conspirator” directed by Robert Redford and with an all-star cast including James McAvoy, Robin Wright, Kevin Kline, and Tom Wilkinson. Based upon true events, the film details the trial following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Well that’s my April overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out this month and check back next month for my movie picks for the start of the Summer Movie Season picks.
Click to Continue Reading: Spring Movie Season – April 2011
In the past, there have been many December blockbuster hits including the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. This December seems to be the month of potential blockbuster hits with Academy Award winning directors behind them. Plenty of promotion has gone into James Cameron’s latest film “Avatar” which is an action/fantasy film starring Sam Worthington (“Terminator Salvation”). Clint Eastwood’s latest film “Invictus” has some Oscar buzz to it and it stars Matt Damon and Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman. Peter Jackson directs the screen adaptation of “The Lovely Bones” which has also garnered some Oscar buzz and it is definitely one of my top picks to see this December.
Rob Marshall (“Chicago”) brings “Nine” from stage to screen with an all-star cast including Academy Award Winners Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson. Another film that has Oscar buzz surrounding it is “Up in the Air” starring Academy Award Winner George Clooney. Before Robert Downey Jr. reprises his Iron Man role this summer, he first tackles on the role of “Sherlock Holmes”, which looks fun and action packed. Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell, and Kate Beckinsale star in “Everybody’s Fine” which is probably the only film that takes place during the Holiday season. In terms of family films, there’s “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel”.
My spotlight picks of the month are “The Last Station” and “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus”. “The Last Station” is a historical drama based on author Leo Tolstoy’s life and the cast is top notch. The film stars Christopher Plummer (“The Sound of Music”), James McAvoy (“Atonement”), and Academy Award winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”). “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” is Heath Ledger’s (“The Dark Knight”) final film and looks to be quite a show. Well that’s my December overview, click on the link below to check out the rest of the movies coming out in the next month.
Click to Continue Reading: Winter Movie Season – December 2009
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Here’s the French Trailer for Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones”, book by Alice Sebold. The French trailer has a few more scenes than the domestic trailer. Click here to watch the domestic trailer as well as read my mini book review. Also check out the movie’s behind the scenes featurette.
This movie looks amazing and if the film adaptation is as good as the book; I really think “The Lovely Bones” can be a real Oscar contender!
Yahoo! Movies posted a Behind the Scenes look at Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones” starring Saoirse Ronan, Mark Wahlberg, Rachel Weisz, and Susan Sarandon. Click on the link below to watch the Behind the Scenes featurette or view it at Yahoo! Movies. For more information on the movie, read my mini book review of “The Lovely Bones” or visit the official website.
Click to Continue: “The Lovely Bones” Behind the Scenes Featurette Video
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“The Lovely Bones” is the movie adaptation of the book by Best-Selling author Alice Sebold, and the movie is directed by Academy Award winning director Peter Jackson (“Lord of the Rings Trilogy”). I thought this book was amazing! If you haven’t read it, I would highly recommend reading it! I know this is going to sound like an adjective fest but truly this book was beautiful, chilling, haunting, heart breaking, and uplifting.
Here is a brief synopsis of the novel:
Fourteen year old Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan, “Atonement”) becomes a victim of rape and murder. As she copes with her own death from heaven, she watches her family and friends grieve while the police search for her killer.
**POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD**
Click to Continue: “The Lovely Bones” Trailer and More!
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Check out this post from Comingsoon.net on Peter Jackson’s upcoming projects including “District 9”, “The Hobbit”, and “The Lovely Bones”. Jackson produced the upcoming Sci-Fi flick “District 9” which is set to open in theaters on August 14, 2009. Also mentioned was that the first draft for “The Hobbit” will be finished in a few weeks. The most exciting news to me from this post was that the first trailer for “The Lovely Bones” will be released on August 9th.
“The Lovely Bones” is based on the best-selling novel by Alice Sebold. The book is absolutely amazing and on paper the cast is an award-winning combination. Amongst the cast there are Academy Award winners, nominees, etc. A very accomplished cast indeed. Saoirse Ronan plays the title character Susie Salmon and her on-screen parents will be played by Mark Wahlberg and Rachel Weisz. Full cast list can be found on IMDB.com.