Thursday, May 30, 2013

THE FILM TOME REPORT: ISSUE 110



NEW IN THEATERS




This Week
  • After Earth
  • American Mary* / 59%
  • The East* / 72%
  • Hannah Arendt* / 100%
  • The Kings of Summer* / 80%
  • Now You See Me
  • Shadow Dancer* / 88%
  • The Wall* / 63%


Last Week
  • Before Midnight / 97%
  • Epic / 62%
  • Fast & Furious 6 / 72%
  • The Hangover Part III / 20%

* = limited release

NEW IN STORES


  • 6 Month Rule / 22%
  • Aroused / 18%
  • Dark Skies / 34%
  • Father Goose / 75%
  • Generation Um... / 0%
  • The Grass is Greener / 100%
  • Life is Sweet / 100%
  • Lore / 93%
  • The Loving Story / 100%
  • The Numbers Station / 30%

CC = Criterion Collection
% from Rotten Tomatoes

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POSTER CHILD





There's four posters for Hayao Miyazaki's upcoming film "The Wind Rises." Check out the other three over on The Film Stage. "The Wind Rises" hits Japanese big screens on july 20th. We can likely expect it here earlier next year with an English dub, that tends to be the way it's been going with Studio Ghibli's films. This poster in particular shows a human trace within nature, a staple for the studio in addition to the lush hand-animated locale(s).

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ENLISTED




HitFix lists "10 Bad Movies that Look Great" meaning films that weren't well-regarded except in the eye-candy department. "Prometheus" and "Tron: Legacy" are two fitting placeholders.



Criterion has assembled a list of some of Andrei Tarkovsky's favorite films. Yeah, some of them are his own.

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THE GOOD



Here's The Hollywood Reporter's Todd McCarthy's analysis of the awards at the recently concluded Festival de Cannes wherein "Blue is the Warmest Color" took home the coveted Palme d'Or. Check out the full list of winners here.

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THE WEIRD




Here are "Cannes' 5 Strangest Moments," from K-Pop impersonators to jewel thieves, the events of this years Festival de Cannes would actually make for a pretty good movie.



Besides being the most prestigious film festival on the planet, Cannes is also a popular market for hopeful filmmakers to sell their movies. Here's 10 wacky posters of some you've  never heard of and will likely never see, though I dearly want to see "Sharknado" now. (Source: Total Film)



Matt Singer argues that "Fast and Furious" is the most complicated franchise in Hollywood.

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AND THE RANDOM



Check out the top five of the domestic weekend box office above. Scott Mendelson covers the weekend box office over on Forbes. "Fast and Furious 6" set Memorial Weekend records! 


Surely the most talked about film at Cannes this year was Nicolas Winding Refn's "Only God Forgives," the Danish director's follow-up to "Drive" also starring Ryan Gosling.  Like most interesting festival fodder critics and attendees are split. (Source: Criticwire)



Oh, and here is an interview over on JoBlo with Refn about the response, including that infamous Cannes "boo!"

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OR THE COOL




Check out this sweet character map for "The Great Gatsby," still playing in theaters across the globe.



Here's something for another film still in theaters, "8-Bit Cinema: Iron Man in 60 Seconds."


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MAYBE THE HILARIOUS



If you hit up the theater this weekend to see "After Earth" then you should be on the lookout for Will Smith making noises. As the supercut above can attest, the man is noisy!


You better believe that The Onion would take the fact that "Blue is the Warmest Color," a lesbian drama, won the top prize at Cannes. Here's the result.

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