Release Date: August 16, 2013 (limited)
Studio: IFC Films
Director: David Lowery
Screenwriter: David Lowery
Starring: Casey Affleck, Ben Foster, Rooney Mara, Nate Parker, Keith Carradine
Genre: Drama, Thriller
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Bob Muldoon (Casey Affleck) and Ruth Guthrie (Rooney Mara), an impassioned young outlaw couple on an extended crime spree, are finally apprehended by lawmen after a shootout in the Texas hills. Although Ruth wounds a local officer, Bob takes the blame. But four years later, Bob escapes from prison and sets out to find Ruth and their daughter, born during his incarceration.
Set against the backdrop of 1970′s Texas Hill Country, director David Lowery paints a poetic picture, evoking the mythology of westerns and saturating the dramatic space with an aching sense of loss. Featuring powerful performances by Affleck, Mara as well as Ben Foster and Keith Carradine, AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS is a story of love, motherhood and searching for peace while faced with an unrelenting past.
May 24, 2013
Netflix has provided Blackfilm.com with a first look at Terry Crews, who has a multi-episode role in the rebooted series Arrested Development.
Premiering this Sunday (May 26) on Netflix is the return of Arrested Development, which ran for only three seasons (2003-2006) on FOX TV. Netflix will release all 15 of the rebooted show’s new half-hour episodes very early in the morning (3:15 a.m. EST).
Series creator Mitch Hurwitz was able to bring back the entire cast (Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Ali Shawkat, Tony Hale, David Cross, Jessica Walter and Jeffrey Tambor) as well as narrator and the series executive producer Ron Howard.
The series centers around the lives of the Bluth family – Michael Bluth (Bateman); his son, George Michael (Cera), who’s madly in love with his cousin, Maeby (Shawkat); Michael’s wifty sister, Lindsay (de Rossi), married to flamboyant wannabe actor Tobias (Cross); Segway-riding magician Gob (pronounced “Jobe”), played by Arnett and immature Buster (Hale); their domineering mother, Lucille (Walter); and shady Bluth patriarch George Sr. (Tambor).
Crews appears in Arrested‘s new season as Herbert Love, a politician who may or may not also be a love interest for Portia de Rossi’s Lindsay Bluth.
“All the episodes are going to come out at once, and I don’t want to ruin the surprise for a lot of people with any spoilers,” he told EW, saying only that his character is just as messed up as the rest of the Arrested crew: “All the characters are different levels of dysfunction,” Crews said.
‘Arrested Development’ season 4 will feature guest appearances from Kristen Wiig and Seth Rogen, Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter, ‘Parks and Recreation‘s’ Ben Schwartz, ‘Up All Night’s’ Chris Diamantopoulos, all three stars of Comedy Central’s ‘Workaholics,’ ‘Mad Men’s’ John Slattery, Isla Fisher, as well as returning series players Martin Mull, Ben Stiller, James Lipton, Carl Weathers, Jeff Garlin, Liza Minnelli, Judy Greer, Henry Winkler and Scott Baio, who play family lawyer Barry Zuckercorn and his successor, Bob Loblaw, respectively.
Here’s an interview Crews did with Hitfix.com
Release Date: June 7, 2013
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: James DeMonaco
Screenwriter: James DeMonaco
Starring: Lena Headey, Ethan Hawke, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Rhys Wakefield, Edwin Hodge, Tony Oller, Tom Yi, Tyler Jaye, Alicia Vela-Bailey, John Weselcouch, Nathan Clarkson, Tisha French, Dana Bunch, David Basila, Peter Gvozdas, Chester Lockhart, Boima Blake
MPAA Rating: R (for strong disturbing violence and some language)
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Plot Summary: If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? In “The Purge,” a speculative thriller that follows one family over the course of a single night, four people will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outside world breaks into their home.
In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—becomes legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It’s one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.
When an intruder breaks into James Sandin’s (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.
If there was a franchise whose ‘engine’ won’t fail, it has to be the ‘Fast and the Furious’ series. Having started over 10 years ago (2001), no one could have ever imagined that this highly-testosterone series about guys and cars would have lasted this long, and let alone get better each time. You can find some faults within each film, but you won’t find lots of complaints regarding the action sequences.
In the latest installment, ‘Fast & Furious 6,’ the ante has been upped to a degree that should please the audience and come back for repeat viewings. Not only is the film more action-packed, but the chemistry, comedy, and death-defying stunts are beyond your imagination. It’s certainly a ride you don’t want to stop or get off.
Continuing from the end of ‘Fast Five,’ it’s discovered that Letty (Michelle Rodriguez), who was thought to be dead in the fourth film ‘Fast & Furious,’ is alive and working with a crew of highly trained individuals who pull off dangerous heists. With Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) on the case, even he realizes that the only way to take down British Special Forces soldier Owen Shaw (Luke Evans) and his crew down is bring in Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), ex-FBI agent-turned-criminal Brian O’Conner (Paul Walker) and his team of criminals back in with the promise of pardons for each should they succeed. With Roman (Tyrese Gibson), tech guy Tej (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), “Tokyo Drift’s” Han (Sung Kang) and Gisele (Gal Gadot) enjoying the fruits of their last heist, the taste of freedom is more than enough to bring the whole crew back together again.
Even Dom’s pregnant sister Mia (Jordana Brewster) realizes that Dom and Brian work better together and encourages the men to bring back Letty. While Hobbs’s former partner Elena Neves (Elsa Pataky) is now romantically involved with Dom, in comes new partner Riley (Gina Carano), who proves she can handle any combat coming her way.
Shaw proves that he’s no easy foe to take down. With his own team of highly trained drivers and muscle (Clara Paget, Joe Taslim, Kim Kold), Dom, Brian, and Hobbs have their work cut out for them in this latest caper.
Director Justin Lin and screenwriter Chris Morgan, who have been with the series since the 3rd film, 2006′s “Tokyo Drift,” have done a great of ejecting more characters in the film and having each have their ‘moment in the sun’ instead of having them give in a thankless performance. No matter how each of the films was received by critics and audiences, the sell was always the cars and camaraderie among the characters. Over time, if you have seen all of the films, you became invested with Dom and Brian and where they were going in the lives. Many can say that bringing in characters from the other films in ‘Fast Five’ re-ignited the franchise, and to see them again is a welcome pleasure. Who knew Tyrese had comedic chops in him. His pairing with Ludacris works as well as the romantic pairing of Sung and Gadot’s characters.
As for the action sequences, besides the death-defying stunts that will have audiences saying ‘Whoa’ numerous times, the physical action scenes is just balls-out amazing. With the casting of Joe Taslim from ‘The Raid’ and former mixed martial artist and actress Gina Carano (‘Haywire’), fans are in for a really good treat. The film isn’t perfect in any sense. Yes, some of the scenes are unbelievable, like a car chase scene in the middle of London or another where one character is on the edge of death but gets miraculously saved. They may seem over-the-top, but the franchise has never shied away from that.
From start to finish, the engine never slows down as ‘Fast & Furious 6’ is certainly one hell of a joyride; and since there another sequel coming up, one wonders how much freshness can be added to this locomotive series.
Release Date: August 9, 2013
Studio: New Line Cinema (Warner Bros.)
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Screenwriter: Bob Fisher, Steve Faber, Sean Anders, John Morris
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Emma Roberts, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn, Will Poulter, Ed Helms
Genre: Action, Comedy
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Synopsis: David Burke (Jason Sudeikis) is a small-time pot dealer whose clientele includes chefs and soccer moms, but no kids—after all, he has his scruples. So what could go wrong? Plenty. Preferring to keep a low profile for obvious reasons, he learns the hard way that no good deed goes unpunished when he tries to help out some local teens and winds up getting jumped by a trio of gutter punks. Stealing his stash and his cash, they leave him in major debt to his supplier, Brad (Ed Helms). In order to wipe the slate clean—and maintain a clean bill of health—David must now become a big-time drug smuggler by bringing Brad’s latest shipment in from Mexico. Twisting the arms of his neighbors, cynical stripper Rose (Jennifer Aniston) and wannabe customer Kenny (Will Poulter), and the tatted-and-pierced streetwise teen Casey (Emma Roberts), he devises a foolproof plan. One fake wife, two pretend kids and a huge, shiny RV later, the “Millers” are headed south of the border for a Fourth of July weekend that is sure to end with a bang.
May 22, 2013
Co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and IFC Center June 13-23, 2013
Program of 20 Films Brings Human Rights Issues To Life Through the Power of Storytelling
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to New York screens from June 13 to 23 with a program of 20 challenging and provocative films from across the globe that call for justice and social change. Now in its 24th edition, the festival will once again be presented at the Film Society of Lincoln Center and this year adds downtown screenings at the IFC Center.
Eighteen documentaries and two fiction films will be featured, including 15 New York premieres. Most of the screenings will be followed by Q&A sessions with filmmakers, and some by panel discussions with experts and film subjects.
“One of the most rewarding aspects of programming this festival is that it always reveals thought-provoking and often surprising themes distilled from the past year’s human rights films,” said festival director John Biaggi. “The most striking theme this year is the tension between traditional values and human rights—from issues women face, including sexual harassment, gender equality and child marriage, to dangers faced by the LGBT community, to injustices faced by the disabled. At the core of each of these films—and of all the films in this year’s festival—is the inspiring strength of individuals standing up for themselves, their rights and their communities.”
Traditional values and human rights is one of four themes for this year’s festival—incorporating women’s rights, disability rights and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights. The other themes are crises and migration; a focus on Asia; and human rights in the United States.
The festival will launch on June 13 with a fundraising Benefit Night for Human Rights Watch featuring the HBO documentary Which Way Is the Front Line From Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington. The film is Sebastian Junger’s moving tribute to his lost friend and Restrepo co-director, the photojournalist and filmmaker Tim Hetherington, who was killed while covering the Libyan civil war in 2011. The main program will kick off on June 14 with the Opening Night presentation of Oscar-winning filmmaker Freida Mock’s ANITA, in which Anita Hill looks back at the powerful testimony she gave against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas and its impact on the broader discussion of gender inequality in America. The Closing Night screening on June 23 will be Jeremy Teicher’s award-winning drama Tall As the Baobab Tree, the touching story of a teenage girl who tries to rescue her younger sister from an arranged marriage in rural Senegal.
Traditional Values and Human Rights: Women’s Rights
Traditional values are often cited as an excuse to undermine human rights. In addition to Tall As the Baobab Tree, five documentaries in this year’s festival consider the impact on women. Veteran documentarian Kim Longinotto’s Salma is the remarkable story of a South Indian Muslim woman who endured a 25-year confinement and forced marriage by her own family before achieving national renown as the most famous female poet in the Tamil language. Jehane Noujaim and Mona Eldaief’s Rafea:
Solar Mama profiles an illiterate Bedouin woman from Jordan who gets the chance to be educated in solar engineering but has to overcome her husband’s resistance. In Karima Zoubir’sintimately observed Camera/Woman, a Moroccan divorcée supports her family by documenting wedding parties while navigating her own series of heartaches. It will be shown with Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami’s Going Up the Stairs, a charming portrait of a traditional Iranian grandmother who discovers her love of painting late in life and is invited to exhibit her work in Paris. Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin’s candid HBO documentary Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer centers on the women of the radical-feminist punk group, two of whom are currently serving time in a Russian prison for their acts of defiance against the government.
Traditional Values and Human Rights: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Rights
Three films in the program remind viewers that, despite recent strides toward equality, LGBT communities around the world still struggle for acceptance. Shaun Kadlec and Deb Tullmann’s Born This Way is an intimate look at the lives of four young gay men and lesbians in Cameroon, where there are more arrests for homosexuality than in any other country in the world. Yoruba Richen’s The New Black uncovers the complicated and often combative intersection of the African-American and LGBT civil rights movements, with a particular focus on homophobia in the black church. In Srdjan Dragojevic’s drama The Parade, afight by activists to stage a Gay Pride parade in Belgrade leads to an unlikely alliance in a black-humored look at contemporary Serbia.
Traditional Values and Human Rights: Disability Rights
Harry Freeland’s In the Shadow of the Sun is an unforgettable study incourage,telling the story of two albino men who attempt to follow their dreams in the face of prejudice and fear in Tanzania.
Crises and Migration
Three documentaries highlight the issues of humanitarian aid, conflict and migration. In the Festival Centerpiece, Fatal Assistance, the acclaimed director Raoul Peck, Haiti’s former culture minister, takes us on a two-year journey following the 2010 earthquake and looks at the damage done by international aid agencies whose well-meaning but ignorant assumptions turned a nightmare into an unsolvable tragedy. Danish journalist Nagieb Khaja’s My Afghanistan – Life in the Forbidden Zone shows ordinary Afghans in war-torn Helmand who were provided with hi-res camera phones to record their daily lives, giving a voice to those frequently ignored by the Western media. Marco Williams’ The Undocumented isan unvarnished account of the thousands of Mexican migrants who have died in recent years while trying to cross Arizona’s unforgiving Sonora Desert in search of a better life in the United States.
Focus on Asia
The festival will screen two important documentaries from Asia. In Joshua Oppenheimer’s chilling and inventive The Act of Killing, the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to reenact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love. Marc Wiese’s Camp 14 – Total Control Zone tells the powerful story of Shin Dong-Huyk, who spent the first two decades of his life behind the barbed wire of a North Korean labor camp before his dramatic escape led him into an outside world he had never known. Wiese is the recipient of the festival’s annual Nestor Almendros Award for courage in filmmaking for his film.
Human Rights in the United States
Four American documentaries—including festival opener ANITA—highlight human rights issues in our own back yard. 99% – The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film goes behind the scenes of the 2011 movement, digging into big-picture issues as organizers, participants and critics reveal what happened and why. Al Reinert’s An
Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story tells the story of a Texas man who was wrongfully convicted of his wife’s murder and was exonerated by new DNA evidence after nearly 25 years behind bars. Lisa Biagiotti’s Deep South is an evocative exploration of the rise in HIV in the rural American south, a region where poverty, a broken health system and a culture of denial force those affected to create their own solutions to survive.
In conjunction with this year’s film program, the festival will present the photo exhibit Dowry: Child and Forced Marriage in South Sudan. The exhibit is Getty photographer Brent Stirton’s visual investigation into the devastating impact the tradition of child marriage has on girls in this East African nation. It will be featured in the Frieda and Roy Furman Gallery at the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater for the duration of the festival.
COMPLETE PROGRAM INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT: ff.hrw.org
May 22, 2013
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced nominations for the 3rd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, which will be held the evening of Monday, June 10, 2013 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. For the first time the award show will be webcast live on UStream.
Fan favorite actress and stand-up comedian Retta, currently starring as Donna Meagle on “Parks and Recreation,” will host. She has appeared in numerous films and television shows, and has performed on Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.”
HBO leads the networks in nominations with 21, followed closely by FX which collected 19. Topping the list of nominated series are “American Horror Story: Asylum” (FX) and “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) with six nominations each. Other series with multiple nominations include “Parks and Recreation” (NBC) and “Top of the Lake” (Sundance) with five each and “The Americans” (FX), “Breaking Bad” (AMC), “Game of Thrones” (HBO), “The Good Wife” (CBS), “Louie” (FX), “New Girl” (FOX) and “Political Animals” (USA) with four each.
“This year’s nominations reflect the expanding definition of television, with nominated programs and performances representing new platforms as well as broadcast and cable,” said BTJA President Joey Berlin. “As evidenced by nominations for the 3rd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, television continues to be a rich and diverse source of high quality entertainment.”
BEST COMEDY SERIES
· The Big Bang Theory – CBS
· Louie – FX
· The Middle – ABC
· New Girl – FOX
· Parks and Recreation – NBC
· Veep – HBO
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
· Don Cheadle (House of Lies) – Showtime
· Louis C.K. (Louie) – FX
· Jake Johnson (New Girl) – FOX
· Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) – CBS
· Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation) – NBC
· Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory) – ABC
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
· Laura Dern (Enlightened) – HBO
· Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) – FOX
· Lena Dunham (Girls) – HBO
· Sutton Foster (Bunheads) – ABC Family
· Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) – HBO
· Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) – NBC
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
· Max Greenfield (New Girl) – FOX
· Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) – CBS
· Alex Karpovsky (Girls) – HBO
· Adam Pally (Happy Endings) – ABC
· Chris Pratt (Parks and Recreation) – NBC
· Danny Pudi (Community) – NBC
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
· Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory) – ABC
· Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) – CBS
· Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) – ABC
· Melissa Rauch (The Big Bang Theory) – CBS
· Eden Sher (The Middle) – ABC
· Casey Wilson (Happy Endings) – ABC
BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
· Melissa Leo (Louie) – FX
· David Lynch (Louie) – FX
· Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory) – CBS
· Patton Oswalt (Parks and Recreation) – NBC
· Molly Shannon (Enlightened) – HBO
· Patrick Wilson (Girls) – HBO
BEST DRAMA SERIES
· The Americans – FX
· Breaking Bad – AMC
· Downton Abbey – PBS
· Game of Thrones – HBO
· The Good Wife – CBS
· Homeland – Showtime
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
· Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) – AMC
· Damian Lewis (Homeland) – Showtime
· Andrew Lincoln (The Walking Dead) – AMC
· Timothy Olyphant (Justified) – FX
· Matthew Rhys (The Americans) – FX
· Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) – Netflix
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
· Claire Danes (Homeland) – Showtime
· Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel) – A&E
· Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) – CBS
· Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) – BBC America
· Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) – AMC
· Keri Russell (The Americans) – FX
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
· Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) – AMC
· Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) – HBO
· Michael Cudlitz (Southland) – TNT
· Noah Emmerich (The Americans) – FX
· Walton Goggins (Justified) – FX
· Corey Stoll (House of Cards) – Netflix
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
· Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) – Showtime
· Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) – HBO
· Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad) – AMC
· Regina King (Southland) – TNT
· Monica Potter (Parenthood) – NBC
· Abigail Spencer (Rectify) – Sundance
BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
· Jim Beaver (Justified) – FX
· Jane Fonda (The Newsroom) – HBO
· Martha Plimpton (The Good Wife) – CBS
· Carrie Preston (The Good Wife) – CBS
· Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones) – HBO
· Jimmy Smits (Sons of Anarchy) – FX
BEST MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
· American Horror Story: Asylum – FX
· Behind the Candelabra – HBO
· The Crimson Petal and the White – Encore
· The Hour – BBC America
· Political Animals – USA
· Top of the Lake – Sundance
BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
· Benedict Cumberbatch (Parade’s End) – HBO
· Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra) – HBO
· Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra) – HBO
· Toby Jones (The Girl) – HBO
· Al Pacino (Phil Spector) – HBO
· Dominic West (The Hour) – BBC America
BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
· Angela Bassett (Betty & Coretta) – Lifetime
· Romola Garai (The Hour) – BBC America
· Rebecca Hall (Parade’s End) – HBO
· Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Asylum) – FX
· Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake) – Sundance
· Sigourney Weaver (Political Animals) – USA
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
· James Cromwell (American Horror Story: Asylum) – FX
· Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake) – Sundance
· Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story: Asylum) – FX
· Sebastian Stan (Political Animals) – USA
· David Wenham (Top of the Lake) – Sundance
· Thomas M. Wright (Top of the Lake) – Sundance
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
· Ellen Burstyn (Political Animals) – USA
· Sienna Miller (The Girl) – HBO
· Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Asylum) – FX
· Lily Rabe (American Horror Story: Asylum) – FX
· Imelda Staunton (The Girl) – HBO
· Alfre Woodard (Steel Magnolias) – Lifetime
BEST REALITY SERIES
· Duck Dynasty – A&E
· The Moment – USA
· Pawn Stars – History Channel
· Push Girls – Sundance
· Small Town Security – AMC
· Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan – BBC America
BEST REALITY SERIES – COMPETITION
· Chopped – Food Network
· Face Off – Syfy
· Shark Tank – ABC
· So You Think You Can Dance – FOX
· Survivor – CBS
· The Voice – NBC
BEST REALITY HOST
· Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars) – ABC
· Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance) – FOX
· Gordon Ramsay (Hell’s Kitchen/Masterchef) – FOX
· RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race) – Logo
· Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) – FOX
· Kurt Warner (The Moment) – USA
BEST TALK SHOW
· Conan – TBS
· The Daily Show with Jon Stewart – Comedy Central
· The Ellen DeGeneres Show – Warner Brothers Television Distribution
· Jimmy Kimmel Live! – ABC
· Late Night with Jimmy Fallon – NBC
· Marie – Hallmark Channel
BEST ANIMATED SERIES
· Adventure Time – Cartoon Network
· Archer – FX
· Phineas and Ferb – Disney Channel
· Regular Show – Cartoon Network
· The Simpsons – FOX
· Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Cartoon Network
Submissions are still being accepted for The Most Exciting New Series category, which will be announced on Monday, June 3.
Nominated programs and performances aired between June 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013.
Bob Bain will executive produce the show for Bob Bain Productions.
Release Date: July 31, 2013
Studio: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation
Director: Raja Gosnell
Screenwriter: J. David Stem, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick, David Ronn
Starring: Neil Patrick Harris, Brendan Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Jonathan Winters, Christina Ricci, JB Smoove, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin, John Oliver
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
MPAA Rating: Not Available
Official Website: SmurfHappens.com
Synopsis: In this sequel to Columbia Pictures/Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy “The Smurfs,” the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants, and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world’s greatest sorcerer. It’s up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our time, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus – or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue? Returning cast includes Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara, with Katy Perry as Smurfette and Hank Azaria as Gargamel. Brendan Gleeson joins the cast as Victor. Joining the voice cast are Christina Ricci and JB Smoove as Vexy and Hackus.
May 21, 2013
Warner Bros. has released a new trailer from Man of Steel, which hits theaters on 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters on June 14.
Directed by Zack Snyder, the action adventure stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe, Michael Kelly, Harry Lennix and Richard Schiff.
In Man of Steel, a young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.
May 21, 2013
Columbia Pictures has released two new clips from the R-rated This is the End, hitting theaters on June 12. Written and directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen, the movie stars Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride and Jonah Hill.
Also appearing in the film are Emma Watson, Jason Segel, Paul Rudd, Michael Cera, Rihanna, David Krumholtz, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Martin Starr, Mindy Kaling, and David Jensen.
This is the End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Once they discover that they are experiencing the Apocalypse, they must come to terms with why they were left behind. Eventually they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.