Wednesday, May 8, 2013

THE FILM TOME REPORT: ISSUE 108



NEW IN THEATERS





This Week
  • Aftershock / 69%
  • Assault on Wall Street
  • The Great Gatsby / 42%
  • Java Heat*
  • No One Lives*
  • The Painting* / 100%
  • Peeples / 40%
  • Sightseers* / 87%



Last Week

  • Greetings From Tim Buckley* / 65%
  • The Iceman* / 67%
  • Iron Man 3 / 78%
  • Kiss of the Damned* / 57%
  • Post Tenebras Lux* / 51%
  • What Maisie Knew* / 83%
  • You Will Be My Son* / 100%

* = limited release

NEW IN STORES


  • Barrymore / 65%
  • Finding Nemo 3D / 99%
  • I Am Bruce Lee / 67%
  • Mama / 65%
  • Mighty Fine / 20%
  • The Oranges / 32%
  • Jack Reacher / 61%
  • The Rabbi's Cat / 94%
  • Safe Haven / 13%
  • Starlet / 88%
  • Upstream Color / 87%


% from Rotten Tomatoes

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CAST AWAY



I'm beyond eager for Paul Thomas Anderon's next film, an adaptation of "Inherent Vice." Besides teaming up with (the now legend) Jaoquin Phoenix and (widely overlooked) Kevin J. O'Conner one again, both of whom appeared in "The Master," reports are that the great Benicio Del Toro will be playing an attorney in the film! (Source: Cigarrettes & Red Vines)


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ENLISTED




In honor of the week's release of "The Great Gatsby" Rotten Tomatoes has bound together "24 Frames: Classic Books on Film."

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THE GOOD



Tom Cruise has officially climbed aboard "Mission Impossible V." For the record, I was already aboard as I love the series (sans the second). No word on who will direct. It's been in talks that Christopher McQuarrie might be the man for the job. He directed Cruise in last year's great "Jack Reacher" but may be taking on another project. Who would you like to see try their hand at the successful series? I like that we keep getting a new director for each installment. (Source: Film School Rejects)




Check out this article over on Collider for the latest film news on Studio Ghibli including images from their next feature, "The Wind Rises."

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THE BAD




On Tuesday Ray Harryhausen passed away at the ripe age of 92. The man was a special effects legend, mastering the art of his stop-motion figures as seen in films such as "The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad" and the original "Clash of the Titans." He created movie magic and inspired me ever since I first saw his work. The Film Tome salutes Harryhausen and sends our condolences to his family and friends. Entertainment Weekly has gathered some words on his passing from the likes of J.J. Abrams, Guillermo Del Toro and others. 



Also, check out a 40-minute tribute and a 1-hour documentary about Ray over at The Film Stage.

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AND THE RANDOM




Here's Scott Mendelson's weekend box office report in which "Iron Man 3" not only dominated the weekend but became one of the biggest opening weekend's in BO history (second only to "The Avengers.")



This week's Criticwire Survey posited critics to determine the best young director working today.

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OR THE COOL




Check out today's Google Doodle in honor of Saul Bass' birthday. The man designed the iconic opening credits for many films including "Vertigo," "The Shining," and "Anatomy of a Murder" before passing away in 1996.




"The Princess Bride" is one of the most beloved of films (including by yours truly). Thus, it is one of the most quotable films ever made. Check out this poster that contains many of its choice lines.

Come listen to a track from the original Hans Zimmer score from the upcoming "Man of Steel."


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MAYBE THE HILARIOUS





Did you see/hear that Spielberg announced his next project at the White House Correspondents Dinner?

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