Monthly Archives: August 2013

New Trailer: Divergent

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Based on Veronica Roth’s novels, Divergent takes place in a dystopian future where society is split into 5 different factions based on personality traits. When Tris Prior comes of age she finds that she doesn’t fit into any one faction, making her “Divergent”, and she must hide this fact or face death.

Divergent stars Shailene Woodley, Kate Winslet, Miles Teller, Theo James, Ashley Judd, and Maggie Q. It is directed by Neil Burger (Limitless,The Illusionist)

New Trailer: The Counselor

I wouldn’t go as far as saying that I love Ridley Scott films personally, but they are almost always very well made and generally beautiful.  The writer for this however, I do have quite a bit of faith in. Cormac McCarthy has also written The Road and No Country for Old Men.  While neither is exactly uplifting, they are both vivid and memorable works. I imagine (and hope) that his screenplay for this film will be similarly well done.  Also, the cast looks great – Michael Fassbender, Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, and Brad Pitt.

New Trailer: The Monuments Men

Art is a very important part of my life and all aspects of art history fascinate me.  When I heard about the plans for The Monuments Men, I was beyond excited.  There is a wonderful documentary written by the same man (Robert M. Edsel) who wrote the book this movie is based on.  The documentary (which is also based on a book) is called The Rape of Europa and if you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.  I will probably watch it again before seeing this film

This trailer is a lot funnier than I expected.  It’s leaning more towards an Oceans movie than I would have thought.  The screenplay was written by George Clooney & Grant Heslov, who are good team (The Ides of March & Good Night, and Good Luck).  They are also the producers and have both had pretty good luck with that recently too, Argo in particular.

With this cast, the potentially wonderful writing, and the story, this is looking like a movie that should not be missed.

*Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Publicity

Honda announces “Project Drive-In” to save Drive-In theaters

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Next year Hollywood studios are going to stop producing 35mm film prints and move to fully digital distribution. This has been a problem for local art house theaters that have struggled to raise the funds needed to install the new digital projectors that cost $70k-$80k each.  This is even more of a problem for the nation’s 368 Drive-In theaters who see even less business than the art houses. That’s why Honda is launching a fundraising campaign to help theaters pay for these costly upgrades. Honda will be providing 5 Drive-Ins with new digital projectors, and proceeds from the fundraising campaign will be used to help additional Drive-Ins.

You can donate to the campaign through Indiegogo.

Now You See Me Sequel In The Works

Did you enjoy Now You See Me? We did. Good news then, The Hollywood Reporter reports that a sequel is in the works, with production to start next year. The $75 million movie has already brought in $235 million so far, more than both The Lone Ranger and White House Down.

Trailer Tuesday: Final Ender’s Game Trailer

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The final Ender’s Game trailer is out today. More battle scenes, some lake shots, a little more Battle Room, a lot of space scenes…

Ender’s Game tells the story of Andrew “Ender” Wiggin, a boy who is recruited by the military and sent to a space station with other child soldiers to train battle the alien Formics. Directed by , and starring , and . It comes to theaters November 1st.


*Photo courtesy Summit Entertainment