Wednesday, March 6, 2013

THE FILM TOME REPORT: ISSUE 103



NEW IN THEATERS




This Week
  • The ABCs of Death* / 61%
  • Beyond the Hills* / 77%
  • Dead Man Down
  • Electrick Children* / 81%
  • Emperor* / 50%
  • The Monk* / 68%
  • Oz the Great and Powerful / 68%
  • The We and the I* / 77%


Last Week
  • 21 and Over / 31%
  • Ginger & Rosa / 59%
  • Jack the Giant Slayer / 52%
  • The Last Exorcism Part II / 12%
  • Phantom / 26%
  • Stoker* / 69%
  • The Sweeney* / 48%
  • War Witch* / 92%

* = limited release

NEW IN STORES

  • The Intouchables / 75%
  • Playing for Keeps / 4%
  • Red Dawn / 11%
  • Skyfall / 92%
  • Wreck-It Ralph / 86%
CC = Criterion Collection
% from Rotten Tomatoes
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CAST AWAY



The young adult stars from the popular "Harry Potter" series, Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson, are slated to play Igor in "Frankenstein" (the thought made me laugh) and  the lead in "Cinderella" respectively. (Source: The Film Stage)

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ENLISTED


Indiewire lists "The 7 Indie Films You Must See this March."  I hadn't even heard of "Gimme the Loot" before and so this list is already valuable to me. (Also, The Film Stage lists 10 films to see this month.)

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THE WEIRD



Have you wondered why women hate Anne Hathaway (but love Jennifer Lawrence)? I wonder this frequently, especially in light of the Academy Awards...

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AND THE RANDOM



Even though "Jack the Giant Slayer" opened at the #1 spot this last weekend it is still technically a flop (even worse than "John Carter"!). Scott Mendelson discusses this his box office analysis. (Also, he covers "Stoker" in a Part 2.)


There's a lesson to be learned from "Jack the Giant Slayer" and "Oz the Great and Powerful," Scott Mendelson explores why movie stars are important for mega-budget films.



Might "Napoleon" soon be getting the Spielberg treatment a la Abe Lincoln? The Hollywood Reporter reports that Mr. Spielberg is developing the Stanley Kubrick's infamously scrapped screenplay from the 1970s about the famous French figure. Spielberg previously brought Kubrick's "A.I." to life after the master's death in 1999. 

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OR THE COOL





Check out this flowing animated tribute to the unparalleled body of work of Steven Spielberg. From "Jaws" to "Lincoln" we see some highlights of the master directors films in just a minute!


Ray Winstone is playing Tubal-cain in Darren Aronofsky's upcoming "Noah." He explains some of the film's production in an interview with Crave Online.


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MAYBE THE HILARIOUS





Inspired by the recent Pope's resignation and the Netflix original series sensation that is "House of Cards, " I am proud to present "House of Cardinals"!

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