News – Fall Movie Festivals

The Master, which recently released it’s first full trailer online (that trailer is embedded in this post) has been scheduled for an October release in the U.S. but only in “limited release.” The thought being that writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson would pick a film festival to premiere his film at then set an official U.S. wide release date.

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12 Monkeys Review

“Oh, wouldn’t it be great if I was crazy? Then the world would be okay.” This is a question the lead character, James Cole, asks himself during Terry Gilliam‘s brilliant 1995 film 12 Monkeys. The film is written by David Peoples & Janet Peoples, however Chris Marker also receives a writing credit because it was his 1962 French short film, La Jetée, that this screenplay was inspired by. I have yet to see La Jetée, so I have no basis for comparison between the two films, but from what I’ve read, the basic plot points are the same.

Cole, our hero, is played by Bruce Willis and is living in a post-apocalyptic future where people are “volunteered” to go up to earth, away from their underground shelter and investigate the world, which is now run by animals. Cole, eventually is selected by the people that now oversee “the survivors” as someone that can help them in a more long term solution, maybe even find a cure for the virus that killed the humans in the years 1996-1997.

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The Dark Knight Rises Review

It’s been eight years since the death of Harvey Dent and Gotham is trying to move on. Bruce Wayne has become a recluse ever since he took the fall for the death of Dent at the end of Christopher Nolan‘s second in his trilogy of Batman movies, The Dark Knight. Now, Nolan brings us The Dark Knight Rises, which obviously stars Christan Bale as Bruce Wayne/Batman, but also introduces new characters including a new main villain, Bane played by Tom Hardy and Selina Kyle played by Anne Hathaway.

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Romeo + Juliet Review

“Did my heart love ’til now? Forswear its sight. For I never saw true beauty ’til this night.” In 1996, Baz Luhrmann attempted to do the impossible with his film Romeo + Juliet. He attempted to take William Shakespeare’s epic drama Romeo & Juliet and convert it into a modern tale. What’s so impossible about that? He wanted to use a relatively unknown cast, Titanic hadn’t been released yet, and what’s even more astounding, all the dialogue from the movie is from the original Shakespeare play.

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Movie Preview – Oz: The Great and Powerful

The official trailer for Oz – The Great and Powerful was released today. I’m kind of curious about this movie, the premise seems interesting and the cast looks good. It stars James Franco as Oz, Michelle Williams as Glinda, Mila Kunis, and Rachel Weisz. However, after seeing the trailer (plus the fact that it’s being released in March isn’t a good sign) it looks too fantastical, and too much like Alice In Wonderland. I’ll probably still check it out because I’m interested. Honestly, I’m surprised there hasn’t been a big Hollywood movie about this subject already. Here is the premise and the trailer.

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