Saturday, May 18, 2013

THE FILM TOME REPORT: ISSUE 109



NEW IN THEATERS




This Week
  • 33 Postcards* / 21%
  • Black Rock* / 42%
  • The English Teacher* / 44%
  • Erased* / 22%
  • Frances Ha* / 90%
  • Pieta* / 77%
  • Populaire*
  • Star Trek Into Darkness / 86%


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

* = limited release

NEW IN STORES


  • 3:10 to Yuma CC / 95%
  • Back to 1942 / 40%
  • Beware of Mr. Baker / 97%
  • A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III / 16%
  • Jubal
  • Leonie / 45%

CC = Criterion Collection
% from Rotten Tomatoes
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ENLISTED



Seeing "Star Trek Into Darkness" this weekend? Need to be brought back up to speed? Rotten Tomatoes has your back with "24 Frames: What You Need to Know for 'Star Trek.'"



Trent has been busy delivering his Top 10 for each year in recent memory but has upped the ante with his "Top 10: 2000's." Which of Trent's Top 10 of last decade have you seen? Any that would make your personal list? I know I would have some overlap. I'm ashamed to admit that there's two on there I've yet to see, but I'm mighty excited to seek them out now.



Check out "Twelve Great Opening Shots" from the cinema's treasure trove that is the Criterion Collection.



In honor of the latest page-to-screen adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" this last weekend KSL discusses "5 Movies So Good You'll Forget They're Based on Books." I'm not sure what that is supposed to mean, but it sounds like a backhanded compliment if you asked me. I have a post-worth of thoughts about books and films based on them that I'll get around to if I use the time to.


Festival de Cannes, the world's most prestigious film festival, kicked off today in Southern France. Movieclips ranked their "Top Ten Most Anticipated Cannes Films."

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AND THE RANDOM




Kevin Smith Tweeted a picture of his first completed draft for "Clerks III." Clearly "Red State" was not his last film... Are you a fan of the first two?



Read "a few impressions" by the James Franco on "The Great Gatsby."

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OR THE COOL





Those skillful editors over at Movieclips have forged together what they are calling the "Star Trek Ultimate Saga Trailer." This is fabulous, even to a new diver like me, I can only imagine what it will do for the hearts/minds of Trekkies...



Check out this informative feature over at the American Film Institute"'The Great Gatsby': Now (and Then) a Major Motion Picture."



Aforementioned editors at Movieclips have also made a mashup for female fashion in films. Behold.



Have you seen these stunning matte paintings for movies?


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MAYBE THE HILARIOUS


You must see this home-made shot-for-shot recreation of the second "Star Trek Into Darkness" trailer.

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TV TOO



Any "24" fans in the house? I completely ripped through the first season back in the day and thought the show had enough substance to go along with its admittedly ambitious gimmick. The show lasted 8 season and FOX has announced it is coming back in 2014 with another season under the name, "24: Live Another Day." The only thing is that's going to be 12 episodes... That kind of changes everything, right? (Source: JoBlo)


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