Friday 24 December 2010

More from a gonzo chameleon

Way back in July 2010 Paramount released a hilarious teaser trailer (see below) and poster for Rango, Johnny Depp's next animated adventure.In an earlier post I mentioned the fact that it was only available to view on the Virgin Media website.  Now Paramount has released the new trailer to the world.  I feel it's a lot more serious than the teaser.

Below is the first teaser. I feel is a lot better than the more serious full trailer.

The story of a chameleon with an identity crisis.
In cinemas March 4th, 2011
© 2010 Paramount Pictures

Where is Santa?

In 1955 Sears Roebuck & Co. put an advertisement out for children to call Santa and unfortunately they misprinted the telephone number. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations "hotline." The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born.

Below is the current location of Santa on his epic Christmas Eve journey around the world.

Find out more at the NORAD Tracks Santa website

New Sucker punch Images

Warner Brothers have now released some new images for Zack Snyder's new film, Sucker Punch.
Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared.

“Sucker Punch” is an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of a young girl whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary.

She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll (Emily Browning) has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls—the outspoken Rocket (Jena Malone), the street-smart Blondie (Vanessa Hudgens), the fiercely loyal Amber (Jamie Chung) and the reluctant Sweet Pea (Abbie Cornish)—to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue (Oscar Isaac), Madam Gorski (Carla Gugino) and the High Roller (Jon Hamm).

Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man (Scott Glenn), their unbelievable journey—if they succeed—will set them free.
SUCKER PUNCH hitting UK cinemas April 1, 2011
© 2010 Warner Bros.Ent. 2010

First look at Source Code

After coming off the back of the critically aclaimed film, Moon, Duncan Jones is about to release his second feature, Source Code. With this Optimum has released the first International trailer for the film.

When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he's ever known, he learns he's part of a government experiment called the 'Source Code,' a program that enables him to cross over into another man's identity in the last 8 minutes of his life. With a second, much larger target threatening to kill millions in downtown Chicago, Colter re-lives the incident over and over again, gathering clues each time, until he can solve the mystery of who is behind the bombs and prevent the next attack.

Filled with mind-boggling twists and heart-pounding suspense, Source Code is a smart action-thriller directed by Duncan Jones (Moon) also starring Michelle Monaghan (Eagle Eye, Due Date), Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed), and Jeffrey Wright (Quantum of Solace, Syriana).
Source Code hits Cinemas April 22, 2011

Thursday 23 December 2010

Unknown now has a trailer

Optimum has released the International trailer for Liam Neeson's new film, Unknown.

Dr. Martin Harris (Liam Neeson, TAKEN) awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife (January Jones, MAD MEN) suddenly doesn't recognise him, and another man has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally (Diane Kruger, INGLORIOUS BASTARDS), Martin plunges headlong into a deadly mystery that will force him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he's willing to go to uncover the truth.
Unknown is released in cinemas on 25th February 2011.

How Do You Know - International trailer now available

The synopsis hasn't got any longer but Sony has now released an International version of the trailer. I mentioned this in an earlier post at the lack of this version.

Romantic Comedy: a white collar executive, and professional baseball player are each vying for the affections of Reese Witherspoon.
How Do You Know hits UK and Irish Cinemas January 28, 2011
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Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole is the new film from John Cameron Mitchell (Shortbus, Hedwig and the Angry Itch) based on the Pulitzer Prize winning play by David Lindsay Abaire. Rabbit Hole stars Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart, with a supporting cast that includes two-time Oscar winner Dianne Wiest, Sandra Oh, Tammy Blanchard, Jon Tenney, Giancarlo Esposito and newcomer Miles Teller.

Set in the suburbs of America, Rabbit Hole tells the story of Becca and Howie Corbett, a married couple struggling to return to their everyday existence several months after the loss of their child. Becca and Howie embark on separate journeys, making increasingly unexpected choices that threaten to pull them apart. Distancing herself from her family and her own emotions, Becca begins to surreptitiously follow a local teenage boy with whom she shares an unexplained connection. Howie clings wholeheartedly onto his memories and places his faith in the everyday routines of life, but an acquaintance at a group therapy session offers a more unconventional method of dealing with his feelings.

With their world tilted off of its axis, the couple must decide whether to allow their increasingly fractured personal journeys to bring them back together. Rabbit Hole is a vivid, honest and unexpectedly funny portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in the most impossible of situations
Rabbit Hole bounces into cinemas Friday 4 February 2011


Hollywood has given us many sensational witches over the years, with a long list of historic performances from the finest actresses. In celebration of the impending release of Nicolas Cage's epic new blockbuster 'Season of the Witch', we celebrate cinema's all-time top five witches. Hop on our broomstick and let us guide you through the expert star selection...

Susan Sarandon, Jane Spofford, The Witches of Eastwick (1987)
It is a challenge to pick the brightest light in the trio of star witches from this eighties classic. However, Sarandon just edges the pick ahead of Cher and Michelle Pfeiffer with an alluring portrayal of Jane Spofford. An understated power in the performance from the always-classy Sarandon conveys believability ahead of her sexy rival co-stars. Her on-screen electricity with Jack Nicholson rather helps as well.

The Witches of Eastwick caused controversy upon release, its misogynistic undertones left critics with easy ammunition for attack. However, with all publicity being good publicity, the film enjoyed rich box office pickings. Sarandon's turn as a classic screen witch delightfully helped the cause.

Anjelica Huston, Grand High Witch, 'The Witches' (1990)
Translating the wonderfully warped imagination of author Roald Dahl from the page to the big screen is never an easy task. However, Huston's interpretation of the lead witch helped make a difficult task look almost easy. Her deliciously engaging performance seduced and repelled in equal measure. The celluloid legend brought an unhinged intelligence to a role which engulfed the screen each time she appeared.

Huston may come from acting royalty, remarkably she was the third generation in her family to win an Academy Award, but we feel she truly ascended to the throne via this wholly unexpected route.

Angela Lansbury, Miss Eglantine Price, Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
One of Disney's finest ever productions is here to remind us that good witches can be just just as entertaining as their evil counterparts. Angela Lansbury, one of the most underrated actresses in Hollywood history (how dare we forget six Golden Globes, five Tony Awards, eighteen Emmy Award and three Oscar nominations?), expertly propelled audiences through a flight of fancy that could thaw the coldest heart.

Screen legends Julie Andrews, Lynn Redgrave, Leslie Caron and Judy Carne were all in consideration for the prized role of Eglantine Price. However, Disney demanded and ultimately secured Angela Lansbury. A decision that history judges with a broad smile. 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks' heralded new technical advances, mixing animation with live action, but it will be best remembered for the magical spirit that Lansbury brought to an enchanted role.

Margaret Hamilton, Wicked Witch of the West, The Wizard of Oz (1931)
How could we not spotlight Hollywood's quintessential witch? In a story that captivated the world, The Wizard of Oz showcased Hamilton in a pivotal role. She excelled, turning the character into the most famous screen villain of all time. You think Freddy Krueger is scary? In the 1930s this green witch made a guest appearance in the nightmares of more people than you can imagine.

Hamilton's rise to glory is an intriguing tale. A former school teacher (who had previously only appeared in a handful of small roles), she grabbed a unique opportunity when the original 'Wicked Witch' pick, Oscar winner Gale Sondergaard, refused to wear make up that would make her look ugly. Hamilton had no such vanity holding her back, she swept into the role and captivated generations.

Claire Foy, 'Anna', Season of the Witch (2010)
Previously best known for her lead portrayal in BBC's 'Little Dorrit', Claire Foy announces herself onto the Hollywood stage with this groundbreaking performance. In a role that has so far captivated preview audiences, Foy expertly portrays a young girl whose innocent appearance may mask a dark and sinister force.

In the stirring tale, 14th-century knights transport a suspected witch to a monastery, where monks fear her powers could be the source of the Black Plague. The truth is expertly masked in a masterfully judged performance. Pay attention, upon release a new star is born.

Season of the Witch In Cinemas January 7th 2011.
Thanks to Justin Stoneman and Wired for the above

Midgets fight for $10 million

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment is about to release Gary Coleman's last film into cinemas on January 10th.  It's basically Jackass with dwarfs!

In this Borat-meets-Jackass shockumentary, five little people and five mascots battle for one million dollars through 30 ridiculous competitions, including how many insults it takes to get punched in a bar, who can drink a gallon of fluid the fastest and who can wrestle a live alligator. Gary Coleman, leading the “Littles” as himself, is a comedic freight train (or train wreck) as he gets into actual fist fights with mascots, coaches and even NBA star Scottie Pippen.
Look forward to tear-inducing laughter when drunken and belligerent mascots take on a competitive and determined group of little people.
In Cinemas 10 January 2011

Wednesday 22 December 2010

Gran Turismo 5 Bursts into 3D

10 of the UK's best Gran Turismo drives pitted their skill head to head in HMV Oxford Street on the 15th for the chance to win some great prizes courtesy of Sony.

Whittled down from the thousands who attended regional heats from the four corners of the country, the top ten arrived in London to see who would be crowned the fastest at Gran Turismo 5 – the highly anticipated racing game by Sony. The winner would receive a holiday to Madrid, and a 40-inch top of the line Sony Bravia 3D TV. On hand to present the occasion was a man credited with breathing new life into Formula One on television - Jake Humphrey - who really fired up the crowd.

West Is West

After over a decade of waiting to find out what happened to the Khan family Icon has released some iamges, a new poster and the trailer for West Is West.

Sequel to the internationally acclaimed, multi-award winning EAST IS EAST, WEST IS WEST takes the Khan family on a journey from Salford, England, to rural Pakistan.

WEST IS WEST is the coming of age story of both 13 year old Sajid and also of his father, 60 year old George (‘Ghengis’) Khan.

Manchester, North of England, 1976. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobically cohesive and desperately dysfunctional Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is deep in pubescent crisis under heavy assault both from his father's tyrannical insistence on Pakistani traditions, and from the fierce racist bullies in the schoolyard. Isolated and bored, he resorts to bunking off school and shoplifting useless items to spice up his dull and lonely little life.

In a last attempt to make a good Muslim and a good son of him, his father decides to pack him off to Mrs Khan No 1 and family in the Punjab, the wife and daughters he had abandoned 30 years earlier.

Resolved to teach Sajid a lesson, the tables are turned on George when he comes face to face with his own transgressions, and realizes that it is he himself who has much to learn.

It is not long before Ella Khan [Mrs Khan No 2], with a small entourage from Salford, England, swiftly follows to sort out the mess, past and present.
West Is West, the long anticipated sequel to Eat Is East hits Cinemas 25th February 2011
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A short time ago on a blog not that far away I posted up a piece about Stormtroopers on Boris’ Bikes in the Waterloo area of London. Now I can show you some images of how they got on trying to capture Stewie.

Tuesday 21 December, London: It wasn’t just commuters and holidaymakers who found themselves stranded in the snow this week. Even Stormtroopers were caught up in the white stuff after their Star Destroyer got snowed in along with a certain diabolical baby from Family Guy!

Those passing by Waterloo South Bank on Tuesday witnessed a group of Stormtroopers stranded in the snow, and to make matters worse they were attacked by none other than Family Guy’s Stewie Griffin, the scheming baby hell bent on world domination who caused havoc on a Boris bike!

The characters were in Central London to celebrate the release of Family Guy It’s A Trap! on Blu-ray and DVD on 27 December 2010, inspired by a scene in which the Stormtroopers pursue Luke Skywalker and co through the Forest of Endor on everyday bicycles instead of their preferred Space Marine Scout Bikes.

Return to the Griffins’ version of that galaxy far, far away as their freakin’ sweet saga continues with “Family Guy: It’s A Trap!” - arriving exclusively on Blu-ray and DVD on 27th December from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. In the third installment of the hilarious Star Wars satire - following 2005’s “Family Guy: Blue Harvest” and last year’s “Family Guy: Something, Something, Something Dark Side“- the Griffins reprise their intergalactic roles in an outrageous retelling of Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi.
In this spectacular and offensively uproarious final chapter, Luke Skywalker (Chris) and Princess Leia (Lois) must travel to Tatooine to free Han Solo (Peter) by infiltrating the wretched stronghold of Jabba the Hutt (Joe), the galaxy’s most loathsome and dreadful gangster. Once reunited, the Rebels team up with a tribe of Ewoks to combat the Imperial forces on the forest moon of Endor. Meanwhile the Emperor (Carter Pewterschmidt) and Darth Vader (Stewie) conspire to turn Luke to the dark side, and young Skywalker is determined to rekindle the spirit of the Jedi within his father. The Galactic Civil War has never been more outrageous, as the Rebel forces gather to attack the seemingly defenseless and incomplete second Death Star in the battle that will determine the fate of the galaxy.
Adding to the fun, “Family Guy: It’s A Trap!” is loaded with hysterical cameo voice spots - including Patrick Stewart and Michael Dorn reprising their roles from “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Adam West (“Batman”) and Carrie Fisher (Star Wars Trilogy).

“The fan base for “Family Guy” and Star Wars, both enthusiastic, have embraced the first two hilarious spoofs,” said Mike Dunn, President, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. “Bringing the distinctive storylines together for the trilogy of parodies has been enormously successful and lends itself to create unique home entertainment releases.”

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Tuesday 21 December 2010

Fooling around in Lilliput

As Gulliver's Travels hits cinemas in a short time, Fox has now released a B-roll featurette showing some of what goes on in making a film. Asd well as the normal stuff you could expect it also includes a couple of flufs and a song and dance number by Jack Black.

In a contemporary re-imagining of the classic tale, Jack Black stars as Gulliver, a big-talking mailroom clerk who, after he’s mistakenly assigned a travel piece on the Bermuda Triangle, suddenly finds himself a giant among men when he washes ashore on the hidden island of Lilliput, home to a population of very tiny people. At first enslaved by the diminutive and industrious Liliputians and later declared their hero, Gulliver comes to learn that it’s how big you are on the inside that counts.
Gulliver’s Travels is released in cinemas on Boxing Day - 26th December 2010
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Drive Angry 3D - new trailer

Lions Gate has let Nicolas Cage hit our cinemas in February with his new 3D feature - Drive Angry.
It reminds me of a mix between Ghost Rider, Grindhouse and a bit of Constantine thrown in for good measure

Milton (Cage), a hardened felon, has broken out of Hell for one last chance at redemption. Intent on stopping a vicious cult who murdered his daughter, he has three days to stop them before they sacrifice her baby beneath a full moon. He’s joined by Piper (Heard), a young, sexy waitress, who liberates her boyfriend’s cherry-red muscle car in order to help Milton.

Now the two of them are hot on the trail of the deadly leader of the cult, Jonah (Burke), who believes it is his destiny to use the baby to unleash Hell on Earth. But the bloodthirsty cult is the least of Milton’s problems. The police are after him too. And worse, an enigmatic killer known only as The Accountant (Fichtner) has been sent by the Devil to retrieve Milton and deliver him back to Hell.
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The avenger from Hell will power onto UK screens nationwide on Friday February 25th 2011
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Movie fans battle the big freeze to make Disney’s TRON: LEGACY the weekend’s Number One movie

TRON: Legacy beat major box office rivals this weekend and overcame the worst UK snowfall for 100 years to become the UK’s Number 1 film. With a total of almost £2 million, TRON: Legacy accounted for 30% of the total UK box office, and was 70% above its closest rival, demonstrating the movie’s pull on fans, determined not to be left out in the cold to miss “the 3D movie event of the year” (Total Film). TRON: Legacy fans battled the elements to get to their local cinemas, even when football stadiums and shopping malls were forced to close. With more than two weeks of school holidays still to come, and with the Christmas season traditionally a busy cinema-going period for the event movie, TRON: Legacy promises to hold its box office crown own for some time yet.

Meanwhile in the US, the movie opened at number one with a stellar $43.6m, beating off all the competition. TRON: Legacy has been a huge success in IMAX where fans have been marvelling at seeing the ground breaking 3D effects on the huge screen. It is the first time IMAX cinema goers have been able to see as much as 35 minutes of visually stunning footage specifically designed to maximize the screen. Several sequences on the Grid expand in IMAX 3D, eliminating the letterbox effect and thereby allowing audiences to become even more immersed in the massive scope and scale of film.

The year’s most hotly anticipated movie release, Disney’s TRON: Legacy is a 3D high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (GARRETT HEDLUND), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar®- and Golden Globe®-winner JEFF BRIDGES), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent from the old Flynn’s Arcade—a signal that could only come from his father—he finds himself pulled into a digital world where Kevin has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of the fearless warrior Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-and-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe—a universe created by Kevin himself that has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons, landscapes and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape.

Disney’s TRON: Legacy forges a new frontier in filmmaking with its avant-garde, cutting-edge technology—set to blow away today’s audiences. Among the film’s firsts: it is the first 3D movie to integrate a fully digital head and body based upon an existing actor, creating the younger version of Jeff Bridges’ character; it’s the first movie to make extensive use of self-illuminated costumes; it’s the first movie to create molded costumes using digital sculpture exclusively, creating molds directly from computer files using CNC (Computer Numerical Cutting) technology; and it’s the first 3D movie shot with 35mm lenses and full-35mm chip cameras.

Presented in Disney Digital 3D and scored by Grammy® Award-winning electronic music duo Daft Punk, TRON: Legacy hits UK Cinemas on Friday December 17, in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D.
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Monday 20 December 2010

More Paul for your pleasure?

As I mentioned in the blog on Saturday that Yahoo had an exclusive for the new Paul trailer. I can now announce that Universal have now made the trailer available for anyone to host. They have also changed the release date to Valentine's Day here in the UK

as you can see there is a lot more of Paul in this one and some parts that you are lucky that you don't....
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.
Paul beams into Cinemas Friday February 14, 2011
© Universal Pictures

Sunday 19 December 2010


Memory of the grid isn't what it was. I just realised that there was a new poster released a little while ago for TRON: Legacy that was, in part, an homage to the original TRON poster.
Also after that I had to have a look at the originals trailer and with the help of youTube I managed to find one so you can compair how trailers have changed in the last 28 years

TRON: LEGACY is a high-tech 3D adventure set in a digital world unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), a rebellious 27-year-old, is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father Kevin Flynn (Oscar®-winner Jeff Bridges), a man once known as the world’s leading video-game developer. When Sam investigates a strange signal sent to the old Flynn’s Arcade – a signal that could only have come from his father – he finds himself pulled into a digital world where his father has been trapped for 20 years. With the help of a fearless warrior, Quorra (Olivia Wilde), father and son embark on a life-or-death journey across a visually-stunning cyber universe, created by Kevin himself, which has become far more advanced with never-before-imagined vehicles, weapons and landscapes, and a ruthless villain who will stop at nothing to prevent their escape
In Cinemas December 17 in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D
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Saturday 18 December 2010

Pegg meets Paul in Roswell

Universal released the new trailer at Yahoo on Friday. If you missed it you can watch it here. If, on the other hand, you don't want to go away then you can watch the previous trailer below.

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.
Paul beams into Cinemas Friday February 18, 2011
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Friday 17 December 2010

Blue Valentine

Optimum Releasing have just released the brand new trailer and poster for their upcoming film,Blue Valentine. The film stars Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling, both of whom have been nominated for Golden Globes for their performances in the film.

BLUE VALENTINE is a story of love found and love lost told in past and present moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean (Ryan Gosling HALF NELSON) and Cindy (Michelle Williams SHUTTER ISLAND) use one night to try and save their failing marriage.
Releases 14th February
© 2010 Optimum Releasing

Black Swan - watch a clip

In October Fox released some amazing teaser posters for their upcoming release, Black Swan.  Then it was the release of the International trailer and poster for the film. Now Fox has just released the first clip form the film - The Black Swan ballet clip.

BLACK SWAN follows the story of Nina (Portman), a ballerina in a New York City ballet company whose life, like all those in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her retired ballerina mother Erica (Barbara Hershey) who zealously supports her daughter’s professional ambition. When artistic director Thomas Leroy (Vincent Cassel) decides to replace prima ballerina Beth Macintyre (Winona Ryder) for the opening production of their new season, “Swan Lake,” Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: a new dancer, Lily (Kunis), who impresses Leroy as well. Swan Lake requires a dancer who can play both the White Swan with innocence and grace, and the Black Swan, who represents guile and sensuality. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side with a recklessness that threatens to destroy her.
Black Swan hits UK cinemas on January 21, 2011
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Want to design a film's poster? Then this is your chance

Independent Prodction Life Just Is Launches International Poster Design Competition
Last week the independent feature film Life Just Is,, launched a global competition that gives aspiring designers and creative students the rare opportunity to design the lead poster for the film. The competition was launched via the film’s official website, social media sites and at 25 selected British universities. The contest will see selected designs featured on social media sites for Life Just Is: Blog, Website and Facebook. This will be followed by a two-week period in which fans will be able to vote on Facebook for their favorite poster, in order to select a shortlist of three posters. Meanwhile, a panel of industry experts will also select a shortlist of three posters. The Life Just Is Judges will select the winning poster from the shortlisted entries. This poster will be used for marketing the film and potentially for the DVD cover.

To view full details of competition, and the entry form, you can download it here (word document). The debut feature from award-winning writer/director Alex Barrett tells the story of a group of university graduates who are having trouble making the move into adult life. The film is being produced by Tom Stuart and executive produced by Christine Hartland.

Further assisting the competition entrants, during the shoot and the completion of the project the crew posted regular updates on their website and social media profiles (see below for details). These updates focused on the making of the film during the shoot and in time will expand to include a discussion of the film's many themes.

Full Project Synopsis: Pete, Tom, Claire and Jay are university graduates having trouble making the move into adult life. Beneath the hanging out and the daily routines simmers Pete’s desire to find a spiritual answer to life’s meaning, Jay’s desperate need not to get hurt again, and Tom and Claire’s ever increasing mutual attraction. A thoughtful character drama, Life Just Is is a film about love, death, and, most importantly of all, life itself.
The competition closes midnight on 6th February 2011. 
You have to be a student or a recent graduate to take part in the competition.
A full set of rules can be found in the competition form.

Who the heck is Fred?

Fred The Movie hits UK cinemas today and the first thing that hit me what "who the heck is Fred"? It's actually a character created by Lucas Cruikshank who has had over 650 million views on youTube!

He has put together a message to all his fans in the UK using a British accent that is even worse than Dick Van Dyke!

if you've missed the trailer for this film then here you go:
Fred is in love with the girl next door, Judy. But his nemesis neighbour Kevin, thwarts all attempts Fred makes to see her, and when he finally succeeds in making it over to Judy’s house – she’s moved! With the advice of his super cool dad (John Cena), Fred embarks on an epic journey full of gut-busting fun to find her. So, jump in the kiddie pool and join Fred, Bertha (Jennette McCurdy), and the whole gang for a hilarious good time in Fred: The Movie!

Burlesque hits UK screens

To celebrate the release of the film Sony has released a couple of music videso starring Christina Aguilera.

The film reminds me of a mix of the trashy Showgirls and Striptease with a dollop of Cabaret thrown in for good measure.

Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA.

After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club's proprietor and headliner. Burlesque's outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingenue, who vows to perform there one day. Soon enough, Ali builds a friendship with a featured dancer (Julianne Hough), finds an enemy in a troubled, jealous performer (Kristen Bell), and garners the affection of Jack (Cam Gigandet), a bartender and fellow musician. With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and gender-bending host (Alan Cumming), Ali makes her way from the bar to the stage. Her spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur (Eric Dane) arrives with an enticing proposal...
Burlesque hits cinemas December 17th
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