Watch "Hugo" Trailer! Martin Scorsese Officially Enters Spielberg's Territory and It Looks Fantastic! 

"Hugo" opens Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 23rd! I'm sooooo there!

Here's more info on "Hugo" from Yahoo:

A young orphan living in a Paris train station uncovers a mystery that jeopardizes his secretive way of life in this Martin Scorsese-directed adaptation of Brian Selznick's stunning children's book. THE AVIATOR's John Logan provides the screenplay for the GK Films and Paramount Pictures production, which stars Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jude Law, and Christopher Lee.

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Watch "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Movie Review! It's Quite Magical! 

For my written review, click here.

Here's more info on the film from Yahoo:

In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here.
Also Known As:
Harry Potter 7
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 3D
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2: An IMAX 3D Experience
Production Status: In Production/Awaiting Release
Genres: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Adaptation and Sequel
Running Time: 2 hrs. 10 min.
Release Date: July 15th, 2011 (wide)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some sequences of intense action violence and frightening images.
Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution
Production Co.:
Heyday Films
Birds & Animals Unlimited
Warner Bros. Pictures
Produced in: United States

Cast & Crew


Daniel Radcliffe -- Harry Potter

Emma Watson -- Hermione Granger

Rupert Grint -- Ron Weasley

Ralph Fiennes -- Lord Voldemort

Helena Bonham Carter -- Bellatrix Lestrange

Michael Gambon -- Albus Dumbledore

Alan Rickman -- Severus Snape

Tom Felton -- Draco Malfoy

Bill Nighy -- Rufus Scrimgeour

Bonnie Wright -- Ginny Weasley

Jason Isaacs -- Lucius Malfoy

John Hurt -- Mr. Ollivander

Directed By: David Yates

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"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" Receives Critics' Choice Seal! Yay! 

I love "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2!" It's a great ending to an equally great franchise. (Read my "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" movie review right here)

And the final "Harry Potter" film just received the Critics' Choice seal! The Critics' Choice distinction is given to new movies receiving a high Critics' Choice Ratings score in the weekly voting by the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Yes, I'm a voting member, and no, I didn't vote a lot! :happy

Oh, and the film is also on track to break box-office records.

A big congrats to Warner Bros. and the "Harry Potter" creative team!

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Check Out New "John Carter" Trailer! This One Looks Fantastic! 
So, this is not a Pixar film, even though there are many Pixar folks attached. It's still a Disney production with Andrew Stanton making his first live-action film. You know him as the director of the brilliant "WALL-E." We'll know if Stanton is good with live-action as much as he's great with animation when "John Carter" opens March 9th of 2012. Oh yeah, Disney dropped the "of Mars" from the title too!

Here's more info on "John Carter"

War-weary, former military captain John Carter is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris. In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

Also Known As:
A Princess of Mars
John Carter of Mars

Genres: Action/Adventure
Release Date: March 9th, 2012 (wide)
Walt Disney Pictures

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Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are Bringing "Evil Dead" Back to Life! 

"The Evil Dead" is being resurrected.

Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell are infusing life back into the iconic 80s horror flick. Raimi got his start in the movie industry writing and directing the original 1981 film, and Campbell starred in the movie (and the sequels) as Ash.

Both actor and director are teaming up with original "Dead" producer Rob Tapert for Ghost House according to The Hollywood Reporter.

And Diablo Cody is revising the script.

But, Raimi is not directing the film. Both he and Campbell will produce the remake with Tapert. It's still unsure whether Campbell will star in the film.

So who is directing it?

No other Fede Alvarez, the South American filmmaker who gave us the brilliant short film "Panic Attack." (See below)

Alvarez also co-wrote the remake with Rodo Sayagues which Cody is revising.

I love "Evil Dead" and the sequel (not much of a fan of the third though, "Army of Darkness" but still...) and with Raimi and Campbell attached to produce, this should be a worthy remake.

As for Alvarez? Well, judging from his short film, he has the eye, ear, and spirit to pay homage to the original!

So I found his short film online, see for yourself! This is the ticket that got Alvarez his first big Hollywood job!

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