Tuesday, January 22, 2013

THE FILM TOME REPORT: ISSUE 98



NEW IN THEATERS





This Week
  • Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
  • Happy People: A Year in the Taiga* / 60%
  • John Dies at the End* / 68%
  • Movie 43*
  • Parker*
  • Race 2*
  • Supporting Characters*
  • Yossi* / 91%


Last Week
  • Birders: The Central Park Effect* / 100%
  • Broken City / 26%
  • Here and There* / 50%
  • Hors Satan* / 74%
  • The Last Stand / 58%
  • LUV* / 35%
  • Mama / 62%
  • Officer Down*

* = limited release

NEW IN STORES



  • End of Watch / 85%
  • The Imposter / 95%
  • The Paperboy / 39%
  • Pina CC / 95%
  • Searching for Sugar Man / 96%
  • Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning / 49%

CC = Criterion Collection
% from Rotten Tomatoes
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POSTER CHILD




A fan-made poster for "Django Unchained" with the title character oozing his coolness and prowess.

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CAST AWAY



In all fairness, he did say "I'll be back." Arnold Schwarzenegger starred in last weekend's release of "The Last Stand." It has now been announced that he'll be returning to do a fifth film in the "Terminator" series. (Source: Hitfix)



"The Wolf of Wall Street" is one of my most anticipated films of the year. Now it is going to be all the more significant because after filming it Leo DiCaprio is going to take a break from acting for a while. (Source: JoBlo)

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ENLISTED




Last week I shared my "Top Ten: Most Anticipated Films of 2013." It's a good place to start plotting your cinematic radar, but Film School Rejects will keep you even more busy with "The 52 Most Anticipated Movies of 2013."

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THE GOOD
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THE BAD




Matt Singer reports on "In-Theater Cellphone Use Epidemic Spreads to Sundance." Sigh. This is any cinephile's biggest pet peeve and worth a read if you want to learn where we come from on the issue.

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THE WEIRD



Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is producing a movie based on the above picture. They say all you need is an idea. I guess they mean it! (Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

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AND THE RANDOM




Here's Scott Mendelson with the weekend box office analysis. "Mama" topped and Arnold's action-packed return ("The Last Stand") flopped. 


Did you see "Mama" over the holiday weekend? If so, you may want to check it out "The Grimm Possibilities of 'Mama'" by Jed Mayer over on Indiewire.



With a "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie adaptation in the works there's talks that it will absolutely receive the "kiss of death" from the MPAA: an NC-17 rating. Here's a slideshow of films that were once threatened with the same fate but dodged the frivolous bullet.

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OR THE COOL





Nick Bosworth of JoBlo cut together a beautiful memorial to those films that did not receive arguably deserved nominations for the upcoming Academy Awards: "Snubbed 2013 - An Oscar Tribute."



Movie Clips has an impressive supercut of the best new trailers that came out over the past month.


And here's a collection of trailers for films at this year's Sundance Film Festival (going on now).


Speaking of Sundance, the premiere of "Upstream Color" (another one of my most anticipated films of the year!) was yesterday. Here's Germain and Russ of /Film sharing their thoughts after the screening in a post and video. Also, Trent Allgood (my co-host on the podcast) was in attendance himself and has posted a review of it on his blog.

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TV TOO



In the latest edition of JoBlo's "Where on the Shelf is..." Matthew Pale misses "Muppet Babies"! I adored that show in my youth and wouldn't mind getting it on my own shelf. It would look great next to the first three seasons of "The Muppet Show." Speaking of which, where is season 4 already?!

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