Thursday, February 28, 2013

THE FILM TOME REPORT: ISSUE 102



NEW IN THEATERS



This Week
  • 21 and Over
  • Ginger & Rosa / 55%
  • Jack the Giant Slayer / 71%
  • The Last Exorcism Part II
  • Phantom / 20%
  • Stoker* / 66%
  • The Sweeney* / 53%
  • War Witch* / 94%




Last Week
  • 11 Flowers* / 91%
  • Bless Me, Ultima* / 74%
  • Dark Skies / 31%
  • Inescapable* / 21%
  • Kai Po Che!* / 57%
  • Red Flag* / 78%
  • Rubberneck* / 53%
  • Snitch / 56%

* = limited release

NEW IN STORES



  • Chasing Mavericks / 33%
  • Holy Motors / 86%
  • The Master / 90%
  • This is Not a Film / 99%
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part II / 48%

CC = Criterion Collection
% from Rotten Tomatoes
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POSTER CHILD




While it may seem Pixar is not as creative as they once with all their sequels and now this prequel, the variety of students on this poster for "Monsters University" has me eager to see their newest.


The poster for "Evil Dead" continues the sense of dread I felt from the trailer.



A pair of posters for "Iron Man 3." Tony Stark and Pepper Potts are making this look like the most epic (and most serious?) film in the series yet! 


"Rewind This"


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CAST AWAY



It's official, Quvenzhané Wallis (the Oscar-nominated firecracker front and center of "Beasts of the Southern Wild") is set to star in the Will Smith produced re-imagining of "Annie." Smith's daughter Willow was going to star, but apparently grew up too fast (that's bound to happen when you whip your hair back and forth as much as she did). The musical will have all new music by Jay-Z. Lil' Wallis will appear in "12 Years a Slave" later this year before "Annie" releases during the 2014 holidays. She was no one hit wonder, she's here to stay folks. (Source: JoBlo)



Chris Cooper is going to be playing Norman Osbourne in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." This is the role formerly filled by Willem Dafoe in the Sam Raimi-directed original. Does this mean Cooper will also be playing Osbourne's experiment gone wrong turned villain Green Goblin? If so then this film series will feel even more like the ones we've seen before. I actually like the reboot (so far), see my review. (Source: /Film)

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ENLISTED




Rotten Tomatoes ranks the best and worst Best Picture winners. Where does the latest, "Argo," fit in?



Shortlist reveals "The Greatest Movies of the 00s." Some givens, some unique picks. I still need to see five of these... What would you list? 

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THE GOOD



"The Master," the best film I saw in 2012 (my review), is out in stores this week and comes complete with a plethora of deleted scenes that fans, self-included, are eager to see. Keith Phillips of The Atlantic discuss "The Irresistible Perils of Watching a Film's Deleted Scenes."

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THE BAD




Last week Matt Singer wondered if the Oscars were making people hate the movies the Awards were supposed to honor (i.e. "Argo"). 

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THE WEIRD



Did you hear about one Oscar voter's (thus, a member of the Academy) honest brutally honest ballot? The Hollywood Reporter has more.



"Paranormal Activity 4" is now out in stores. As advertisement they've released this Scare-ographic to prove the film has more scares per second (sps?) than its predecessors. All right... (Source: Total Film)


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AND THE RANDOM




How do you think Seth MacFarlane did hosting the Oscars? Well, he'll never do it again... according to him. (Source: JoBlo)



Noomi Repace (who co-stars in a great-looking thriller due out next week, "Dead Man Down") confirms that director Ridley Scott is working on "Prometheus 2"! Remember (spoiler alert) at this point it's just her and an android's head in a duffle bag, though I'm pretty sure we're supposed to assume she put its head back on its body... So much to find out if this sequel is ever made! "Prometheus" is one of the 2012 films I still think most about... it was amazing in many ways but so infuriating too. See my poem/review. (Source: /Film)

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OR THE COOL



Ch-ch-check out this Best Pictures Remix!



Scott Beggs of Film School Rejects has an interview with someone from the future in "Imagining the Oscar Ceremonies of the Next Ten Years." I can only hope for a an online stream in the future... read why here.


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MAYBE THE HILARIOUS




Did you miss the Oscars on Sunday? Funny or Die has the "best" moments in a video that's just over 3 minutes (instead of 3 hours).



Last year after the Oscars Jimmy Kimmel debuted the long trailer for "Movie: The Movie." This year there's a sequel, "Movie: The Movie: 2V." Huh. It's not as good as the original (ha!), but is certainly more promising than "Movie 43." The best thing this offers is a biting, albeit raunchy, satire on today's hollywood climate.



Many were offended and many were amused by Seth MacFarlane's musical number during the Oscar telecast entitled "We Saw Your Boobs." Most of us just can't get it out of our heads... You may or may not have foreseen this reaction. YouTuber gisikw is leveling the playing field with "We Saw Your Junk," a cheery tune listing the films in which we saw male genitalia.



Boy, Leonardo DiCaprio does not have the best of luck, does he? Still, I thought he was marvelous in "Django Unchained" and this year he's in two big releases, "The Great Gatsby" and "The Wolf of Wall Street." 

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TV TOO



"Game of Thrones" returns with its 3rd season on March 31st. The trailer looks pretty good as far as medieval fantasy goes, but as I have not seen any of it (or read any of the books) I haven't the foggiest what is going on.

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