New Official Trailer of "Capitalism: A Love Story" by Michael Moore 


Say what you want about Michael Moore, but his documentaries have always been entertaining, informative, and the message stays with you long after the film has left the theaters.

"Sicko" is much more timely now with the health care reform debate, and with "Capitalism: A Love Story," the documentarian sets his sights on well, America's romance with capitalism that yielded the global economic crisis.

"Capitalism: A Love Story" is from Overture Films and will be released nationwide Oct. 2nd. I can't wait!



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"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" Trailer! It's Very Jacob-Centric! 


The new trailer for "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" has arrived! This trailer was shown by Summit Entertainment specially for "Bandslam."

The preview has more Jacob (Taylor Lautner) and less Edward (Robert Pattinson). And it shows a subplot about Bella learning to drive a motorcycle.

"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" will be released on November 20th.



Here's the plot summary from Summit:

In THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON, Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner). Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested.

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"Twilight's" Catherine Hardwicke Wants New Spin on "Red Riding Hood" 


Upon leaving the "Twilight" kingdom, director Catherine Hardwicke remains super busy!

She's developing a "Hamlet" film to star Emile Hirsch, "If I Stay" for Summit Entertainment, "Maximum Ride" and yes, "21 Jump Street," the big screen version, for Sony.

Now, the director has added another project! She just signed on to make "The Girl with the Red Riding Hood" for Appian Way.

This film sounds very close to the "Twilight" world -- there's a werewolf at the center of the film, with a teenage love triangle in the middle.

But of course, "The Girl with the Red Riding Hood" will be a gothic retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood story.

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Director Bryan Singer Says Bye to "Excalibur" Remake, Welcomes "Jack and the Beanstalk" Re-Imagining 


Bryan Singer said no to remaking the 1981 film "Excalibur" and instead is getting very serious into making "Jack the Giant Killer" as his next directing project.

But the "Excalibur" remake is not totally dead. Singer will remain as a producer for the Warner Bros. project. There's no writer yet. But they better get this quintessential King Arthur film correctly! The original film by director John Boorman was very memorable.

Singer, who signed on to develop "Battlestar Gallactica" as his next producing and directing project, seemed to be gravitating more towards New Line's "Jack the Giant Killer."

The film, inspired by the "Jack and the Beanstalk" legend, will tell the story of a young farmer who leads an expedition into the land of giants to save a kidnapped princess.

Sounds like fun!

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New Michael Jackson Concert Documentary Arrives Early 


Sony Pictures and Sony Music have pushed up the worldwide debut of the "Michael Jackson This Is It" concert documentary by two days to Oct. 28.

The film will have a two-week exclusive run only! Tickets go on sale Sept. 27.

Directed by Kenny Ortega ("High School Musical" franchise), "This Is It" will feature rehearsal and behind-the-scenes footage. Ortega also choreographed the show.

Ortega tells Variety, "This is Michael's gift to his fans."

"As we began assembling the footage for the motion picture, we realized we captured something extraordinary, unique and very special. It's a very private, exclusive look at a creative genius' world."

The "private, exclusive look" was bought by Sony from concert promoter AEG Live for as much as $60 million. But the film has high "curiosity" factor that I think Sony will be able to recoup that in the film's two-week run.

Initially, the film was supposed to be shown in digital 3-D, but for now, there hasn't been any further talks about the format.

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