Wednesday 30 November 2011

Star Wars in 3D gets some 2D images

Just a short time ago Fox released the below images for the upcoming money grab from George Lucas in converting The Phantom Menace into 3D. I have already posted up the glorious 2D trailer. As always, click to embiggen the images.

Experience It For The First Time in 3D!

Whether you're an old fan or new, there's no denying that seeing Star Wars on the big screen is an event not to be missed -- especially when it's the first Star Wars movie to ever be presented in spectacular 3D! The duel with Darth Maul, the harrowing Tatooine Podrace, the first meeting of Artoo and Threepio, and the introduction of the Star Wars Saga's tragic hero, Anakin Skywalker, are all back in an all-new 3D presentation of Episode I, an experience that promises to truly surround you with the Force!
Hitting UK cinemas from February 10, 2012
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Short peek at the birds

To go with the trailer, Fox has just sent over a 30 second TV spot for the film.

In this comedy for grown-ups, Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson portray three men from different walks of life, each facing unique personal challenges. The one thing they share is an uncommon passion for... bird watching. In the biggest competition of their biggest year, they undertake an unforgettable trek through North America, fall in and out of love, engage in hilarious and bizarre adventures, and form friendships that will last a lifetime. Directed by David Frankel (“Marley and Me,” “The Devil Wears Prada”).
Hitting UK cinemas from December 2, 2011

Talk about The Thing

Not that long to go before Universal's prequel to the John Carpenter classic that shares the same name. With this, they have sent over a cast and crew featurette.

Also, I've found the UK trailer to go with the US one that I posted a while ago.
Antarctica: an extraordinary continent of awesome beauty. It is also home to an isolated outpost where a discovery full of scientific possibility becomes a mission of survival when an alien is unearthed by a crew of international scientists. The shape-shifting creature, accidentally unleashed at this marooned colony, has the ability to turn itself into a perfect replica of any living being. It can look just like you or me, but inside, it remains inhuman. In the thriller The Thing, paranoia spreads like an epidemic among a group of researchers as they’re infected, one by one, by a mystery from another planet.

Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expedition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up.

When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew’s pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish.

The Thing serves as a prelude to John Carpenter’s classic 1982 film of the same name. Directed by Matthijs van Heijningen, the thriller is produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman (Dawn of the Dead).
Tearing into UK cinemas December 2, 2011
A Universal Picture © 2011 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

Tuesday 29 November 2011

Meet the cast of The Lorax

With a load of new images and a nice "meet the cast" featurette Universal has made me smile. If you missed the trailer then you can watch it if you head over here.

The 3D-CGI feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is an adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope. The animated adventure follows the journey of a boy as he searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

Danny DeVito will lend his vocal talents to the iconic title character of the Lorax, while Ed Helms will voice the enigmatic Once-ler. Also bringing their talents to the film are global superstars Zac Efron as Ted, the idealistic young boy who searches for the Lorax, and Taylor Swift as Ashley, the girl of Ted’s dreams. Rob Riggle will play financial king O’Hare, and beloved actress Betty White will portray Ted’s wise Grammy Norma.
The Lorax is in UK cinemas from July 27, 2012
A Universal Picture © 2012 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved

See a lot more of Puss

Earlier today, Paramount sent over a link to a great 5 minute clip. Now they have sent over a ton of wonderful images from the film. As always, click on any image to make it grow in size.
Way before Puss ever met Shrek, our suarve and furry feline hero goes on a swashbuckling ride, as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steam the dames Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.
Puss in Boots hits UK cinemas December 9, 2011

How dare you do "The Litterbox" at me!

MSM has just released a five minute clip of the upcoming, furry, film, Puss In boots.

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Way before Puss ever met Shrek, our suarve and furry feline hero goes on a swashbuckling ride, as he teams with mastermind Humpty Dumpty and the street-savvy Kitty to steam the dames Goose that lays the Golden Eggs.
Puss in Boots hits UK cinemas December 9, 2011

One Life DVD Release Review

One Life is an excellent documentary and I have given it 4.0 stars.

This is a production from BBC Earth Films and explores the world of animals, covering topics including mothers and their young, finding food and mating rituals.

Groundbreaking cinematography makes for a spectacular display and some quite astonishing views of creatures which haven't really been seen before. All of the footage was filmed specifically for One Life and a huge amount of work was required to bring it all together.

It is narrated in a very unobtrusive fashion by Daniel Craig (Casino Royale, Layer Cake) who does a great job and manages not to be too patronizing.

There is one complaint with One Life, that in this day and age when we are all being told to pay attention to our carbon footprint, this takes it in entirely the opposite direction, moving large quantities of people and equipment all over the world. Yes, the results are brilliant, but are they justified? That will be up to individuals to decide. It is also perhaps just slightly longer than it needs to be, I was getting bored towards the end.

One Life also includes a second disc of special features, which are extremely impressive and very informative. They include; The making of One Life, Behind the scenes at the music recording, Interviews with the filmmakers, Theatrical trailer, Interviews with cameramen (fascinating), On location and Bonus footage.

In summary I would say that this is interesting, pretty educational and a great watch for the whole family, especially the kids.

One life is available to buy now on DVD and Blu-ray.

Monday 28 November 2011

Step behing the Happy Feet

With only a few days left before Mumbles dances back onto the silver screen. With that Warner Bros. has just sent over a couple of behind-the-scenes featurettes. This to go with the clip that was released a couple of weeks ago.

Voice Cast Featurette

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The sequel to “Happy Feet,” the Academy Award®-winning animated smash hit, “Happy Feet Two” returns audiences to the magnificent landscape of Antarctica in superb 3D.

Mumble, The Master of Tap, has a problem because his tiny son, Erik, is choreo-phobic. Reluctant to dance, Erik runs away and encounters The Mighty Sven—a penguin who can fly! Mumble has no hope of competing with this charismatic new role model.

But things get worse when the world is shaken by powerful forces.

Erik learns of his father’s “guts and grit” as Mumble brings together the penguin nations and all manner of fabulous creatures—from tiny Krill to giant Elephant Seals—to put things right.

“Happy Feet Two” is directed by George Miller, who won an Oscar® as the creator of the original “Happy Feet.” The film features the voices of Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Hank Azaria, Alecia Moore (P!nk), Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Sofia Vergara, Common, Hugo Weaving, Magda Szubanski, Anthony LaPaglia, Richard Carter and Benjamin “Lil P-Nut” Flores, Jr.George Miller co-wrote the screenplay with Gary Eck, Warren Coleman and Paul Livingston.
Hitting cinemas in 3D, 2D and in IMAX from December 2, 2011
Find out more at the official website
Photos courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

The girl gets more images

Sony has just sent over four new images for the US remake of the first book in Stig Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.  For some reason I have missed putting the teaser poster up so here you go...

‘Evil Shall With Evil Be Expelled’

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures’ three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon. The screenplay is by Steven Zaillian
The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo hits UK cinemas December 26, 2011
Find out more at the official website