Deadheads will be screening in Los Angeles, California at the Scream Fest.
Sunday, October 16th at 3:00pm at Mann’s 6. Info and tickets HERE!
It’s only a matter of a few days, but some of this year’s holiday movies are juggling their release dates, moving them up in an attempt to better capitalize on holiday theater traffic. Both of this holiday season’s films that are directed by Steven Spielberg will be coming just a little earlier.
The Adventures of Tintin - Spielberg’s collaboration with producer Peter Jackson, based on the beloved comics character – will open two days earlier, on Dec. 21st. This puts it in direct competition with David Fincher‘s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and the franchise action movie Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, starring Tom Cruise and directed by Brad Bird (of The Incredibles and Ratatouille fame). Ghost Protocol is also getting a jump on the competition, however, as it will now also be releasing five days earlier on IMAX screens in about 300 locations.
Meanwhile, Spielberg’s other holiday film, War Horse – about a boy and his horse, separated from each other during World War I – is moving from a Dec. 28 release date to open on Christmas Day. DreamWorks spokesman Chip Sullivan commented, “After seeing the film, it became clear to us that War Horse is something audiences should be able to see when they’re together with their families on Christmas Day. They have the time to see multiple movies during the holidays, and we want to be one of their choices when they are most available.”
I meant to write up my review for Drive last week when I had the film fresh on my mind, but I needed some time to mull it over and decide how I felt about it. You see, I’m a little fickle when it comes to car chase movies or movies in which automotive mastery is an integral part of the story. Films like The Fast and The Furious and its sequels don’t really do much for me, nor do films like Gone in 60 Seconds or Torque. They rely primarily on “high octane” action, which is not much more than fast, chaotic editing coupled with loud music to generate excitement. Drive, the latest film from Nicolas Winding Refn (Pusher, Valhala Rising), eschews that and in turn ranks as my number two film for 2011 on Flickchart. Read the rest of this entry »
*Update* – Here’s a few more movies that came out on the first:
Midnight Cowboy (R | 1969)
Flickchart Ranking: #476
Directed By: John Schlesinger
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If it wasn’t for the brilliant and cathartic cancer mini-arc in Archer last season, Community would be my favorite show on TV right now. It’s smart, ambitious, nerdy in all the good ways (Dungeons and Dragons episode!) and not above being extremely silly. It’s the kind of show you watch live on Thursday evening, then again before you go to bed and then you throw in a few more views of that same episode over the next 6 days before repeating with the next one. Each subsequent viewing brings up something new and wonderful. The show’s cast plays a huge role in creating such a successful series. They’re a well-balanced ensemble, each equally capable of carrying an episode and giving the audience giggle fits. Now that season three has begun, let’s take a look at the other roles of the cast of Community. Read the rest of this entry »