Monday, December 24, 2012

Movie News

Movies Opening This Week
Django Unchained
Parental Guidance
Promised Land
Les Miserables 
I've been waiting for months to do this. I can officially say One Day More!  In honor of the movie being released tomorrow, here is a sneak peak of One Day More.
New Trailers

Zac Efron & Marcia Gay Harden Lead JFK Assassination Film 'Parkland'

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is one of the most iconic moments in American history, fueled largely by the controversy and conspiracy theories surrounding it. Tons of films and documentaries have devoted hours to exploring this topic - including Oliver Stone's star-studded 1991 movie JFK - and now a new movie called Parkland is telling the story of what happened on that fateful day just in time for the event's fiftieth anniversary. A press release reveals Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thorton, and Silver Linings Playbook actress Jacki Weaver have all signed to star. Read more here.

Roger Corman Producing Eight Adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe Tales

Genre legend Roger Corman was a mentor figure to filmmakers like as James Cameron, Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese, and Curtis Hanson as they were coming up in the industry, but the talented producer/actor/director made a name for himself before that directing B-movie classics back in the 50s and 60s. He's best known for his film adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe's work which teamed him with actor Vincent Price, and now THR says that Corman is returning to his roots by producing eight new film adaptations of Poe's stories. First up is House of Usher, written by Mike McClain (The Haunted), which shoots next year. Click here to read more.

Universal in Early Development for Sequel to Musical 'Pitch Perfect'

Even diehard movie fans, including readers and writers of this site, have a few movies every year that slip through the cracks and we just don't get around to seeing. Sadly for me, one of those was Universal's Pitch Perfect, the college acapella film starring Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Elizabeth Banks. I've heard nothing but amazing things about it, and it's definitely on my list of things to catch up on as the year comes to a close, but here's some good news for people who want more from the ladies of the Bellas. MovieWeb (via The Film Stage) spoke with Skylar Astin who revealed a sequel is in early development. Read more here.

Rachel Weisz Gets Wicked on New 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' Poster

While trekking out to see The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and the Star Trek Into Darkness prologue in IMAX theaters, I came upon a new poster for Oz: The Great and Powerful that hadn't yet been released anywhere else. And lo and behold, today that poster shows up on the Internet. There's a new one sheet that gives Rachel Weisz (?) the dark spotlight as the Wicked Witch.  Click here to view the poster!

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