Wednesday, February 20, 2013

THE FILM TOME REPORT: ISSUE 101



NEW IN THEATERS




This Week
  • 11 Flowers*
  • Bless Me, Ultima*
  • Dark Skies
  • Inescapable* / 20%
  • Kai Po Che!*
  • Red Flag* / 100%
  • Rubberneck* / 86%
  • Snitch / 80%


Last Week
  • Beautiful Creatures / 45%
  • A Good Day to Die Hard / 16%
  • Escape from Planet Earth / 29%
  • Like Someone in Love* / 81%
  • Safe Haven / 12%
  • Saving Lincoln* / 25%

* = limited release

NEW IN STORES


  • Anna Karenina / 63%
  • Argo / 96%
  • For a Good Time, Call / 56%
  • Monsters, Inc. 3D / 96%
  • On the Waterfront CC / 100%
  • Sinister / 63%

CC = Criterion Collection
% from Rotten Tomatoes

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POSTER CHILD



Check out the first official image of "Snowpiercer" in the horizontal poster. It's my 2nd most anticipated film of 2013.



Check out this fan-made poster for "Star Wars - Episode VII." It'll be over a year until we get an official one...




The Academy commissioned artists to create specialty posters for this year's nine Best Picture nominees. They are pretty stunning and original. See the other eight here.



Apparently BAFTA did it too.



Here's the poster for the "Jurassic Park 3D" re-release. It cleverly uses that iconic mirror shot which will hold all new meaning with its 3D effect.



Here's the poster for "Oblivion," previously covered in Trailer Round-Up... Silver color scheme is easy on the eyes, but what is Cruise looking at?



You'll definitely want to click/zoom into this poster where you can see the 85 Best Picture winners honored through re-imagined Oscar statues.


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ENLISTED




In honor of Valentine's Day last week Total Film ranked "The 50 Most Romantic Movies of All-Time." Any you cannot believe they forget to mention? (And how about the 50 best kisses?)

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THE WEIRD


In honor of "A Good Day to Die Hard," the fifth film in the "Die Hard" series, Playlist lists all the times Bruce Willis' John McClane should have died... The Huffington Post also discusses this character's seemingly invincibility.

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AND THE RANDOM




Here is Scott Mendelson with an analysis of the Presidents Day weekend box office results. "A Good Day to Die Hard" beat out the other new releases.



In this week's CriticWire Survey Matt Singer asked what category should the Academy Awards add. "Best Stunt/Stuntwork" seemed to be a popular answer. Matt Singer went as far as to provide a list of nominees. I'm all for that, but I won't be truly satisfied unless I see something along the lines of "Best Long Take." 

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OR THE COOL




Jon Favreau (director of "Iron Man") is going to have his next movie edited on an iPad?! What does this mean for consumers/filmmakers? News courtesy of Film School Rejects.



Huh. A 60-second live-action version of "Wreck-It Ralph." Neat, but pointless, no?


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MAYBE THE HILARIOUS



Harlem Shake is the hottest viral sensation since "Gangnam Style" but nowhere near as irritating. What's more, it seems to encourage creative whereas before everyone was imitating a chubby Korean man's giddy-up dance moves. Check out this Harlem Shake cut from "The Exorcist." I hope we see more assembled from movies; if we do you can bet I'll be sharing them in future issues! 

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Updated 2/23/13

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