"Sinister" Director to Tackle Stephen King's "The Breathing Method" 

I quite enjoyed "Sinister" and I'm a big Stephen King fan so I welcome this news with excitement! Scott Derrickson, the guy who gave us "Sinister," is going to direct an adaptation of "The Breathing Method," Stephen King's novella from the "Different Seasons" collection. The story is quite macabre -- take a look below from an entry about "The Breathing Method" at Wikipedia:

David, the narrator of the frame tale, is a middle-aged Manhattan lawyer. At the invitation of a senior partner, he joins a strange men's club where the members, in addition to reading, chatting and playing pool and chess, like to tell stories, some of which range into the bizarre and macabre. The club and its butler are also featured in King's short story "The Man Who Would Not Shake Hands".

One Thursday before Christmas, the elderly physician Dr. Emlyn McCarron tells a story about an episode that took place early in his long and varied career: that of a patient who was determined to give birth to her illegitimate child, no matter what, despite financial problems and social disapproval. McCarron comes to admire her bravery and humor, and the implication is that he has even fallen a bit in love with her.

The patient masters Dr. McCarron's novel (for the 1930s) breathing method intended to help her through childbirth. However, when she goes into labor and is on the way to the hospital on an icy winter night, her taxi crashes and she is decapitated. McCarron arrives at the crash site and realizes that the patient is somehow still alive. Her lungs in her headless body are still pumping air, as her head, some feet away, is working to sustain the breathing method so that the baby can be born. McCarron manages to deliver the infant alive and well.

On a sweet but haunting end note, the patient whispers "Thank you" -- her decapitated head mouthing the words, which are distortedly heard from the throat jutting from her headless body. McCarron is able to tell her that her baby is a boy and to see that she has registered this before she dies. McCarron and his office nurse pay for the woman's burial, for she has no one else.

The child is adopted, but despite the confidential nature of adoption records, McCarron is able to keep track of him over the years. When the man is "not yet 45", and an accomplished college professor, McCarron arranges to meet him socially. "He had his mother's determination, gentlemen," he tells the club members, "and his mother's hazel eyes."

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Sony Moves "Robocop," "Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers" 

Sony Pictures is playing musical chairs! The studio has changed its release dates for the following films (thanks to our friends at Collider via Box-Office Mojo):

"RoboCop" -- moved from August 9, 2013 to February 7, 2014

In RoboCop, the year is 2029 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex’s life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before.

Director José Padilha (Elite Squad) reimagines the tale of part man, part machine, all cop starring Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) as the title character, Gary Oldman (The Dark Knight Rises) as the scientist who creates RoboCop, and Samuel L. Jackson (The Avengers) as media mogul Pat Novak. RoboCop is being produced by Strike Entertainment’s Marc Abraham and Eric Newman, with Eric Carraro as Executive Producer. The film is currently in pre-production and slated for a summer 2013 release.

"Elysium" -- moved from March 1, 2013 to August 9, 2013

In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Jodie Foster), a hard line government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Matt Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.

"Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers" -- moved from Feb. 7, 2014 to Sept. 7, 2013

Live Corp has been charged with cleaning up the island after Flint’s contraption that turned water into food led to a mess of huge pancakes, pizza slices and, of course, meatballs garnishing the pulverized town in the original film. But in the sequel, the machine is still sputtering away somewhere — only now it’s pumping out living pickles, a walking, gibberish-talking strawberry named Barry, and creatures like the giant, french-fry-legged bacon cheesespider, which lords over the abandon town like a massive cholesterol-spiking tarantula.

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Watch "Argo" Movie Review! 

For my written review, click here.

Interview with Ben Affleck, click here.

Interview with Bryan Cranston, click here.

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Check Out Trailer, New Poster for "Hitchcock!" It's Psycho! 

I can't wait for November 23rd when this film opens! It's about the making of "Psycho," and the love affair between Hitchcock and his wife and partner, Alma Reville.

Take a look at the brand new trailer by clicking here:

Here's more info on "Hitchcock" from Apple:



Director:Sacha Gervasi

Cast:Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Scarlett Johansson, Danny Huston, Toni Collette, Jessica Biel, Michael Stuhlbarg, James D'Arcy, Michael Wincott, Richard Portnow, Kurtwood Smith

Writers:John J. McLaughlin

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Ben Affleck Talks About “Argo” 

Okay, I admit, I love “Argo,” and let me tell you, it’s so easy to interview stars when you love the movie. Yet, confession time, meeting Ben Affleck, the star/director of the film, made me kind of nervous. And I haven’t been that nervous meeting a celebrity and I’ve been doing this for years! Probably because, I respect Mr. Affleck, and I admire his skills as a director.

In “Argo,” Affleck also stars as Tony Mendez, the CIA’s best exfiltration specialist. He’s assigned to free the six Americans hiding in the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. His plan? To make a fake movie. But the mission is all real.

In this interview, we talked about:

*** He’s 3 for 3 in film directing (“Gone Baby Gone,” “The Town,” “Argo”)
*** His Middle East studies in college – so “Argo” is like his thesis
*** What was his intent in making “Argo?”
*** How did he separate fact from fiction in making a dramatic film grounded in reality like “Argo”
*** How did he inspire himself and crew in making “Argo?”
*** The hair!

Have fun!

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