Movie Blog Archives - January 2012

January 2012 Archive

Nick Fury Showcased in New 'The Avengers' Pictures

By: Derrick Deane on January 27, 2012 at 10:22AM Comments (19)

It's been a while since we got a new batch of The Avengers pics to showcase and just in case the May 4 release day has slipped from your mind, Marvel has unveiled five new stills, including several that highlight Samuel L. Jackson's Nick Fury. Take a look inside at the new pictures!


Paul Rudd, Elijah Wood and More Sign 'Billion Dollar Movie' Pledge

By: Derrick Deane on January 26, 2012 at 2:54PM Comments (13)

Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim have enlisted the help of some familiar faces to help spread the word that they want you to see the movie in theaters and not to BitTorrent i.e. steal it. Check out the videos inside faeturing Paul Rudd, Elijah Wood, Weird Al Yankovich and more!


Trailers: Dwayne Johnson Pops His Pecs in Intro for Theatrical Trailer for 'Journey 2'

By: Derrick Deane on January 26, 2012 at 2:46PM Comments

Check out the new trailer for Journey 2: The Mysterious Island inside, including an intro from Johnson and Josh Hutcherson in which Johnson pops his pecs for your enjoyment.


Steven Spielberg Nears Deal to Direct 'Gritty' Moses Biopic

By: Derrick Deane on January 26, 2012 at 2:42PM Comments (16)

The slow simmer between Steven Spielberg and Warner Bros in regards to a potential Moses biopic has been stewing for a while. It seems the a deal could be in place next week that would see Spielberg in the director's chair in spring 2013 for Gods and Kings, a gritty, violent Braveheart-ish story of Moses' life.


Alamo Drafthouse Guide (1/26-2/1): The Drafthouse Take You to 'Moulin Rouge' and Throws the Ultimate Dance Party

By: Brian Salisbury on January 26, 2012 at 12:29PM Comments

This week, the Alamo Drafthouse takes you to Moulin Rouge, invites you to afternoon tea, and throws the ultimate dance party.


Evangeline Lilly, Andy Serkis Talk About Roles in 'The Hobbit'

By: Derrick Deane on January 25, 2012 at 3:36PM Comments

Evangeline Lilly divulged some information on just who her character in Peter Jackson's upcoming two-part Hobbit movie is. Andy Serkis also talks about playing Gollum again and working as second unit director on the films.


Six Reasons Why Your Kids Will Enjoy Watching the Academy Awards This Year

By: Tara McNamara on January 25, 2012 at 2:25PM Comments (2)

As a movie lover, I desperately try to get my kids excited about the Academy Awards every year. This year, the Academy has bestowed a beautiful gift to parents: enticing nominees who carry the potential to get Oscar pools going among 6th graders. Here are six reasons why...


'The Crow' Remake Hires Director, Writer

By: Mike Bracken on January 25, 2012 at 10:49AM Comments (6)

With legal disputes finally settled, The Weinstein Company and Relativity Media have brought in a writer and director to helm their remake of the 1994 cult favorite The Crow. With both Mark Wahlberg and Bradley Cooper no longer a part of the project, who would you cast to play the lead?


Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Leslye Headland on Their Mean and Dirty Sundance Dramedy 'Bachelorette'

By: Erik Davis on January 25, 2012 at 10:40AM Comments (1)

Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and director Leslye Headland talk about their female ensemble dramedy Bachlorette, which premiered at Sundance this week. Find out why the cast and crew expect to be compared to Bridesmaids and why Fisher was shocked when she first read the script.


New on DVD: '50/50,' 'Paranormal Activity 3,' the Oscar-Nominated 'Real Steel'

By: Stacie Hougland on January 25, 2012 at 9:16AM Comments (1)

50/50 shows cancer can be funny, Paranormal Activity 3 manages to bring the chills, and the corny Real Steel (just Oscar nominated for its special effects) will warm your heart--or inspire eye-rolling.  


The Academy Award Nominations: A Backstage Pass

By: John Halecky on January 24, 2012 at 4:03PM Comments (1)

The Academy Award Nominations: A Backstage Pass

I was lucky enough to attend the Academy Awards Nominations announcement live from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences building very early this morning and I wanted to give you a special backstage look at what happens there.


Oscar Nominees React to Their Nominations

By: Derrick Deane on January 24, 2012 at 3:00PM Comments (2)

By now you've heard who has been nominated for an Oscar, who got snubbed and what some of the surprises were. Now it's time to hear what this year's nominees have to say about their nominations, and in the case of Drive's Albert Brooks, his thoughts on being snubbed for best supporting actor.


The Five: Sundance Films Everyone is Buzzing About

By: Erik Davis on January 24, 2012 at 2:24PM Comments

While the 2012 Sundance Film Festival is only about halfway over, and awards won’t be given out till later in the week, there are still a whole crop of movies people are loving on as of this moment. We wanted to stop in now, though, and fill you in on which movies everyone is buzzing about so that you can start anticipating them now before they arrive in theaters later this year.


Oscar Nominations: 'The Descendants,' The Artist,' 'The Help,' 'Moneyball' and More Dominate Academy Award Nominations

By: Erik Davis on January 24, 2012 at 6:06AM Comments (16)

Nominations for the 84th Academy Awards have been announced. Find out if your favorite films have a chance at taking home the coveted Oscar.


Oscar Nominations Will Stream Online

By: Derrick Deane on January 23, 2012 at 5:03PM Comments

The big day is upon us. The Oscar nominations will be announced at 5:30 a.m. PST on January 24 and you can watch them right here. The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence announces the nominees, inside!


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