New "Carrie" Teaser/Trailer! 
Okay, I don't normally condone remakes, but this one seems interesting. First of all, it's from Kimberly Peirce, the director who made Hilary Swank a first-time Oscar winner in 1999's "Boys Don't Cry." Second, I adore the main cast -- Chloe Grace Moretz as Carrie (Sissy Spacek memorably played this role in the original) and Julianne Moore as her crazy and ultra-religious mom, Margaret White (played by Piper Laurie in 1976). This one, of course, is a re-imagining of the Stephen King creation.

We may not be able to forget the Brian De Palma 1976 original, but I'll give this new "Carrie" a chance when it opens on March 15, 2013.

Take a look at the new teaser trailer:

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Robert Pattinson to "Hold On To Me!" 

I wish, HA! But the "Twilight" star, winding down from all the vampire hoopla, has signed on to star with Carey Mulligan in "Hold On to Me" according to Deadline. The film will be directed by James Marsh, the Oscar-winning guy who gave us the excellent documentaries, "Man on Wire" and "Project Nim."

"Hold On to Me" is a true-life tale about a woman and her boyfriend who kidnap and ransom the town's richest man. But, things go awry. Things always go awry in this type of films right? But Pattinson is not going to play the boyfriend, he will star as Jimmy, the woman's love. And he's not involved in the crime. The script is written by Brad Ingelsby.

Post-"Twilight," Pattinson is involved in many projects including "The Rover" where he will star opposite Guy Pearce; Pattinson is also starring in "Mission Blacklist" about the hunt for Saddam Hussein.

As long as he's not putting on fangs, I'm perfectly happy with his choices.

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Paramount to Distribute Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" 

Paramount has landed the deal to distribute domestically the upcoming "The Wolf of Wall Street" according to Deadline. The film, currently shooting in New York, is directed by Martin Scorsese and stars his leading man du jour, Leonardo DiCaprio. Paramount is releasing this Oscar-contender in the fourth quarter of next year for Academy Awards consideration.

Besides DiCaprio, the cast also includes Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Jean Dujardin, Rob Reiner, Kyle Chandler, Margot Robbie and Jon Bernthal ("The Walking Dead"). The script is written by Terry Winter ("Boardwalk Empire").

This better be a better movie than the last Paramount-Scorsese-DiCaprio project, "Shutter Island."

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"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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