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The Adventures of Tintin Latest Film Trailer

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Here is the latest trailer from Paramount Pictures’ The Adventures of Tintin. The Action-adventure is directed by Steven Spielberg starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.

The Adventures of Tintin opens in theaters December 23, 2011

Based on the series of books The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé, the film is produced by Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy.

Paramount Pictures 2011 Fall Film Preview

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

FOOTLOOSE

Release Date: October 14, 2011

Starring: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell and Dennis Quaid
Directed by: Craig Brewer

Writer/Director Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow,” “Black Snake Moan”) delivers a new take of the beloved 1984 classic film, “Footloose.” Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.

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PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3
Release Date: October 21, 2011 (limited release)

Directed by: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman

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LIKE CRAZY
Release Date: October 28, 2011 (limited release)

Starring: Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, Jennifer Lawrence, Charlie Bewley, Alex Kingston, Oliver Muirhead, Chris Messina, Finola Hughes, Ben York Jones, & Jamie Thomas King.
Directed by: Drake Doremus

A love story is both a physical and emotional tale, one that can be deeply personal and heartbreaking for an audience to experience. Director Drake Doremus’ film Like Crazy beautifully illustrates how your first real love is as thrilling and blissful as it is devastating. When a British college student (Felicity Jones) falls for her American classmate (Anton Yelchin) they embark on a passionate and life-changing journey only to be separated when she violates the terms of her visa. Like Crazy explores how a couple faces the real challenges of being together and of being apart. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Picture at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and of the Special Jury Prize for Best Actress for Felicity Jones, Like Crazy depicts both the hopefulness and the heartbreak of love.

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PUSS IN BOOTS
Release Date: November 4, 2011

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris
Directed by: Chris Miller

Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town.  This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend…The Boots.

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HUGO
Release Date: November 23, 2011

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Emily Mortimer, Michael Stuhlbarg

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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YOUNG ADULT
Release Date: December 9, 2011 (Limited), December 16, 2011 ( Wide)

Starring: Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson, Elizabeth Reaser

Directed by: Jason Reitman 
Academy Award® winner Charlize Theron plays Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart (Patrick Wilson). When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Patton Oswalt) who hasn’t quite gotten over high school, either.

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MISSION IMPOSSIBLE- GHOST PROTOCOL
Release Date: December 16, 2011

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Josh Holloway, Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Lea Seydoux, Anil Kapoor

Directed by: Brad Bird
The IMF is shut down when it’s implicated in a global terrorist bombing plot.  Ghost Protocol is initiated and Ethan Hunt and his rogue new team must go undercover to clear their organization’s name.   No help, no contact, off the grid.  You have never seen a mission grittier and more intense than this.

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THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN
Release Date: December 23, 2011

Starring: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook

Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present “The Adventures of Tintin” directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. Starring Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot,” “Defiance”) as Tintin, the young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (“Quantum of Solace,” “Defiance”) as the nefarious Red Rackham.

The Adventures of Tintin Movie Trailer

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Here is the trailer from Paramount Pictures’ The Adventures of Tintin. The Action-adventure is directed by Steven Spielberg starring Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.

The Adventures of Tintin opens in theaters December 23, 2011

Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures Present a 3D Motion Capture Film “The Adventures of Tintin” directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. Starring Jamie Bell (“Billy Elliot,” “Defiance”) as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig (“Quantum of Solace,” “Defiance”) as the nefarious Red Rackham.

Based on the series of books The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé, the film is produced by Steven Spielberg, Peter Jackson and Kathleen Kennedy.

Paramount Pictures 2011 Film Preview

Friday, January 21st, 2011

“NO STRINGS ATTACHED”
Release: January 21st, 2011

Directed by Ivan Reitman
Cast: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Cary Elwes and Kevin Kline

In this comedy, Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) are life-long friends who almost ruin everything by having sex one morning. In order to protect their friendship, they make a pact to keep their relationship strictly “no strings attached.” “No strings” means no jealousy, no expectations, no fighting, no flowers, no baby voices. It means they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, in whatever public place they want, as long as they don’t fall in love. The questions become – Can you have sex without love getting in the way? And can their friendship survive?

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“JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER”
Release: February 11, 2011

Directed by Jon M. Chu
Cast: Justin Bieber

“Justin Bieber: Never Say Never” is the inspiring true story and rare inside look at the rise of Justin from street performer in the small town of Stratford, Ontario to internet phenomenon to global super star culminating with a dream sold out show at the famed Madison Square Garden in 3-D.

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“RANGO”
Release: March 4, 2011

Directed by Gore Verbinski
Cast: Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone, Timothy Olyphant as the Spirit of the West

From the director of “The Pirates of the Caribbean” comes RANGO, featuring Johnny Depp in an original animated comedy-adventure that takes moviegoers for a hilarious and heartfelt walk in the Wild West. The story follows the comical, transformative journey of Rango (Depp), a sheltered chameleon living as an ordinary family pet, while facing a major identity crisis. After all, how high can you aim when your whole purpose in life is to blend in? When Rango accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt – a lawless outpost populated by the desert’s most wily and whimsical creatures – the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt . . . until, in a blaze of action-packed situations and encounters with outrageous characters, Rango starts to become the hero he once only pretended to be. With a cast that includes Depp, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina, Bill Nighy, Harry Dean Stanton, Ray Winstone and Timothy Olyphant as the Spirit of the West, Rango is an exciting new twist on the classic Western legend of the outsider who saves a town – and himself in the process.

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“THOR”
Release: May 6, 2011

Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgard, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson, Idris Elba, Kat Dennings, Jaimie Alexander, Josh Dallas, Tadanobu Asano, Clark Gregg, with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin

The epic adventure THOR spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the mystical realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. As a result, Thor is banished to Earth where he is forced to live among humans. When the most dangerous villain of his world sends its darkest forces to invade Earth, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero.

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“KUNG FU PANDA 2”
Release: May 26, 2011

Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Cast: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Gary Oldman, Michelle Yeoh, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Victor Garber

In “Kung Fu Panda 2”, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace alongside his friends and fellow kung fu masters, The Furious Five. But Po’s new life of awesomeness is threatened by the emergence of a formidable villain, who plans to use a secret, unstoppable weapon to conquer China and destroy kung fu. Po must look to his past and uncover the secrets of his mysterious origins; only then will he be able to unlock the strength he needs to succeed.

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“SUPER 8”
Release: June 10, 2011

Directed by J.J. Abrams
Cast: Gabriel Basso, Kyle Chandler, Joel Courtney, Ron Eldard, Noah Emmerich, Elle Fanning, Riley Griffiths, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills

A mysterious, supernatural event from director J.J. Abrams and producer Steven Spielberg.

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“TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON”
Release: July 1, 2011

Directed by Michael Bay
Cast: Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Patrick Dempsey, Alan Tudyk, John Turturro

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“CAPTAIN AMERICA”
Release: July 22, 2011



Directed by Joe Johnston
Cast: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving, Sebastian Stan, Toby Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Dominic Cooper, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, Neal McDonough

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“FOOTLOOSE”
Release: October 14, 2011

Directed by Craig Brewer
Cast: Kenny Wormald, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell and Dennis Quaid

Writer/Director Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow,” “Black Snake Moan”) delivers a new take of the beloved 1984 classic film, “Footloose.” Ren MacCormack (played by newcomer Kenny Wormald) is transplanted from Boston to the small southern town of Bomont where he experiences a heavy dose of culture shock. A few years prior, the community was rocked by a tragic accident that killed five teenagers after a night out and Bomont’s local councilmen and the beloved Reverend Shaw Moore (Dennis Quaid) responded by implementing ordinances that prohibit loud music and dancing. Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel (Julianne Hough) in the process.

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“PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 3”
Release: October 22, 2011

Directed by Tod Williams
Cast: Katie Featherston

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“PUSS IN BOOTS”
Release: November 4, 2011

Directed by Chris Miller
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris

Way before Puss ever met Shrek, our suave and furry feline hero goes on a swashbuckling ride, as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steal the famed Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.

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“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL”
Release: December 16, 2011

Directed by Brad Bird
Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Josh Holloway, Michael Nyqvist, Vladimir Mashkov, Lea Seydoux, Anil Kapoor

“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – GHOST PROTOCOL,” the new film in the series which has grossed $2 billion dollars worldwide, will feature locations in Dubai, Moscow, Prague and Vancouver.

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“THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN: SECRET OF THE UNICORN”
Release: December 23, 2011

Directed by Steven Spielberg
Cast: Jamie Bell, Daniel Craig, Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones, Mackenzie Crook

PAUL Trailer

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Here is the trailer from Universal Pictures upcoming film, PAUL. The movie is directed by Greg Mottola, starring Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Jane Lynch, Sigourney Weaver, Joe Lo Truglio, David Koechner, Blythe Danner and John Carroll Lynch

PAUL opens in theaters March 18, 2011

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (“Hot Fuzz,” “Shaun of the Dead”) reunite for the comedy adventure “Paul” as two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage takes them to America’s UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who brings them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever.

For the past 60 years, an alien named Paul (voiced by Seth Rogen) has been hanging out at a top-secret military base. For reasons unknown, the space-traveling smart ass decides to escape the compound and hop on the first vehicle out of town — a rented RV containing Earthlings Graeme Willy (Pegg) and Clive Collings (Frost).

Chased by federal agents and the fanatical father of a young woman that they accidentally kidnap, Graeme and Clive hatch a fumbling escape plan to return Paul to his mother ship. And as two nerds struggle to help, one little green man might just take his fellow outcasts from misfits to intergalactic heroes

How to Loose Friends and Alienate People Movie Review

Friday, October 3rd, 2008




So Simon Pegg is starring in another movie. Should we expect something along the lines of Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz? The answer is a definite no. This comedy, with a splash of romance, will surprise you with its wit and intelligence. It is very funny with a touch of charming. Simon gives glimpses of the depth of his acting talent. He really shines in this picture and pretty much takes it over, but not from lackluster performances of his co-stars, it’s just that he was that good. His co-stars also shine with decent performances. Kirsten Dunst was sharp and complimented Simon very nicely. Jeff Bridges gave a strong, intimidating performance as Sidney Young’s (Simon Pegg) boss. Megan Fox has one of the most appropriate last names of anyone I know. She expertly plays Sophie Maes, a young, spoiled, not-so-bright up and coming movie star/sex symbol who is willing to do almost any stunt to be on everyone’s headlines. She plays the role almost too good; like it was second nature to her. Put this all together and add a reasonable storyline that actually takes a back seat to the hilarious situations and interactions between these delightful characters and you’ve got a very fun movie to watch.

Although the title of this film might get your attention, many might think it to be corny and I agree. It really doesn’t do the film justice even though it certainly applies. It is the title of the book of which this movie is based and I have a feeling that it is more appropriate as the title of the book than as the title of this movie. But regardless, don’t let the title of this movie throw you off in regards to the quality of it. It will surprise you. The lovable character Sidney Young has but one goal in life, to somehow get “in” the celebrity world. He is a struggling journalist whose ideals and lack of tact severely clash with the people in that world, thus the title. In order for someone to be good at losing friends and alienating people, you know the script has got to be sharp, witty, sarcastic, and quick. In this case it is all of the above which helped make the film that much more enjoyable. The primary back drops for this movie are appropriately the two major celebrity capitals of this country, L.A. and N.Y., and they are both represented in all their glory.

This is the first major motion picture direction for Robert B. Weide who has done a lot of TV work. He did a great job of connecting the viewer with the various characters in such a brief and subtle way as well as keeping the viewer tuned in via the comedy and quick pace of the film. All I can say is that I was surrounded by hard and loud laughter throughout the movie so I don’t think you’ll be disappointed if you give this movie a chance.

Review By Cine Marcos

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