I’m frequently sent information on upcoming television, DVD/Blu-ray and movie news. I’ll be compiling and sharing the best and most interesting news with you here each week.
Marvel’s THOR: THE DARK WORLD – New Clip Now Available!!!
Thor: The Dark World – Film Clip – “When Do We Start”
Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s “Thor” and “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. To defeat an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor sets upon his most dangerous and personal journey yet, forced into an alliance with the treacherous Loki to save not only his people and those he loves…but our universe itself.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Tadanobu Asano and Jaimie Alexander with Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World” is directed by Alan Taylor, produced by Kevin Feige, p.g.a., from a story by Don Payne and Robert Rodat and screenplay by Christopher L. Yost and Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and is based on Marvel’s classic Super Hero Thor, who first appeared in the comic book “Journey into Mystery “ #83 in August, 1962.
“Thor: The Dark World” is presented by Marvel Studios. The executive producers are Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Craig Kyle, Alan Fine, Nigel Gostelow and Stan Lee. The film releases November 8, 2013, and is distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures.
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THE FIFTH ESTATE – New Clips and Featurette Now Available!!!
Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, “The Fifth Estate” reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization. The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful. On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined. But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society—and what are the costs of exposing them?”
“The Fifth Estate” is presented by DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment in association with Participant Media and is produced by Steve Golin and Michael Sugar, with Bill Condon directing. The screenplay is by Josh Singer, based on the book “Inside WikiLeaks” by Daniel Domscheit-Berg and the Guardian book “WikiLeaks” by David Leigh and Luke Harding.
An intense new clip from DreamWorks Pictures’ THE FIFTH ESTATE and a new featurette with an interview from the amazing Laura Linney are both now available.
The Fifth Estate – Clip “10,000 Hits an Hour”
The Fifth Estate – Film Clip “Published In Full”
The Fifth Estate – Featurette
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THE FIFTH ESTATE opens in theatres everywhere on October 18th!
DISNEY OFFERING EXCLUSIVE SECOND SCREEN LIVE EXPERIENCES TO FANS OF THE CULT CLASSIC TIM BURTON FILM, “THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS”
Exclusive Engagements Begin in Select Theaters October 18
BURBANK, CA, October 10, 2013 – Beginning October 18 in select theaters, The Walt Disney Studios invites fans to join Jack Skellington for a spooktacular special engagement of Second Screen Live: The Nightmare Before Christmas, an interactive moviegoing experience.
Download the Second Screen Live: The Nightmare Before Christmas app (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/disney-second-screen-live/id705337245?ls=1&mt=8)
= and bring your iPad to the theater to explore the cult classic from the mind of Tim Burton and become part of the story like never before, engaging with the film in real time through songs, games and audience participation, including competition between friends and teams.
Second Screen Live is an all-new Walt Disney Studios mobile application that enhances the theatrical moviegoing experience. Unlike the traditional theatrical experience, Second Screen Live is a special screening event for iPad users only where moviegoers are encouraged to “break the rules” and experience a classic film in an exciting new way through gameplay on their tablet device.
When: Second Screen Live: The Nightmare Before Christmas will play exclusively in select theaters starting October 18, 2013.
Requirements: Guests will need to bring an iPad or iPad mini (running iOS 5.0 or higher) to the theater with the Second Screen Live: The Nightmare Before Christmas app already installed.
The App: The app can be downloaded for free from the iTunes store. Just search for “Nightmare Before Christmas Second Screen Live” in iTunes.
More info: movies.disney.com/the-nightmare-before-christmas/second-screen-live
Second Screen Live: The Nightmare Before Christmas will play in the following theaters:
City Center 15: Cinema de Lux (White Plains, NY)
Farmingdale Multiplex Cinemas (Farmingdale, NY)
Arclight Pasadena (Pasadena, CA)
Arclight Sherman Oaks (Sherman Oaks, CA)
Muvico Thousand Oaks 14 (Thousand Oaks, CA)
AMC Empire 25 (New York, NY)
AMC Garden State 16 (Paramus, NJ)
AMC Burbank 16 (Burbank, CA)
AMC Downtown Disney 12 (Anaheim, CA)
AMC Bay Street 16 (Emeryville, CA)
AMC Town Center 20 (Leawood, KS)
Century Huntington Beach and XD (Huntington Beach, CA)
Cinemark West Plano and XD (West Plano, TX)
Carmike Thoroughbred 20 (Nashville, TN)
Carmike 15 (Columbus, GA)
Take Home The Movie
Fans can also take home the 20th Anniversary Edition of the cult classic, Tim Burton’s “The Nightmare Before Christmas”. The film was released in stores nationwide on September 10th and just in time for Halloween.
PRODUCTION HAS BEGUN ON THE FEATURE FILM ADAPTATION OF “THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY,” STARRING ACADEMY AWARD®-WINNER HELEN MIRREN, BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING NOVEL
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BURBANK, Calif. (October 9, 2013) – Production has begun in southwest France on “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” based on the best-selling novel by Richard C. Morais. Starring Academy Award®-winner Helen Mirren, and directed by Oscar® nominee Lasse Hallström, the film will be released on August 8, 2014 in the U.S.
In “The Hundred-Foot Journey,” Hassan Kadam (Manish Dayal) is a culinary ingénue with the gastronomic equivalent of perfect pitch. Displaced from their native India, the Kadam family, led by Papa (Om Puri), settles in the quaint village of Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val in the south of France. Filled with charm, it is both picturesque and elegant – the ideal place to settle down and open an Indian restaurant, the Maison Mumbai. That is, until the chilly chef proprietress of Le Saule Pleureur, a Michelin starred, classical French restaurant run by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren), gets wind of it. Her icy protests against the new Indian restaurant a hundred feet from her own escalate to all out war between the two establishments – until Hassan’s passion for French haute cuisine and for Mme. Mallory’s enchanting sous chef, Marguerite (Charlotte Le Bon), combine with his mysteriously delicious talent to weave magic between their two cultures and imbue Saint-Antonin with the flavors of life that even Mme. Mallory cannot ignore. At first Mme. Mallory’s culinary rival, she eventually recognizes Hassan’s gift as a chef and takes him under her wing.
“The Hundred-Foot Journey” abounds with flavors that burst across the tongue. A stimulating triumph over exile, blossoming with passion and heart, with marjoram and madras, it is a portrayal of two worlds colliding and one boy’s drive to find the comfort of home, in every pot, wherever he may be.
“The Hundred-Foot Journey” is directed by acclaimed Academy Award® and Golden Globe® nominee Lasse Hallström from a script by Steven Knight and is based on the international best-selling novel of the same name by Richard C. Morais. The movie’s producers are Steven Spielberg, Oprah Winfrey and Juliet Blake. The film’s executive producers are Caroline Hewitt and Carla Gardini. Raphael Benoliel is co-producer.
The filmmakers of “The Hundred-Foot Journey” also include production designer David Gropman (“August: Osage County,” “Life Of Pi”), costume designer Pierre-Yves Gayraud (“Cloud Atlas,” “Albert Nobbs”) director of photography Linus Sandgren (“American Hustle,” “Promised Land”) and editor Andrew Mondshein (“Safe Haven,” “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”).
DreamWorks Studios is producing, with Participant Media co-financing. Mister Smith Entertainment is handling foreign sales to Europe, Africa and the Middle East, DreamWorks’ partner Reliance will distribute in India, with Disney handling the remaining international territories. Disney will distribute the film theatrically in the U.S.