Movie Blog Archives - December 2011



December 2011 Archive

AFI Unveils Top Ten Movies of 2011; LA, NY, San Francisco, Boston Film Critics Name Winners

By: Derrick Deane on December 12, 2011 at 1:03PM Comments

As awards season rolls on, four critic circles named their best of 2011 while the American Film Institute unveiled their top ten movies of 2011, including Bridesmaids. Check out the rest of the winners.

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'Sherlock Holmes' Prize Pack Giveaway!

By: John Halecky on December 12, 2011 at 11:56AM Comments (115)

'Sherlock Holmes' Prize Pack Giveaway!

 ***Note: This blog giveaway ended at 12 midnight PST, December 19th. Thanks again to everyone who submitted their comments! We'll be randomly selecting the winners, and will be in contact soon! Stay tuned to our Freshly Popped Movie Blog for more giveaways upcoming!***

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'Drive' Novel Gets Sequel. New Screen Version Coming?

By: Alison Nastasi on December 12, 2011 at 9:55AM Comments (4)

You may not recognize James Sallis' name, but you no doubt saw the adaptation of his 2005 novel, Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and featuring Ryan Gosling in the role of the brooding Driver. Now a follow-up novel is expected to be published in April 2012, prompting talk of a movie sequel. Do you see room for more Driver on the big screen?

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Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin, as Tommy Lee Jones (Oh, and Aliens!)

By: Mike Bracken on December 12, 2011 at 9:15AM Comments (1)

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back as Agents J and K in this brand new trailer for Men in Black III. We’ve got your first look at one of this summer’s most highly anticipated titles. Are you happy to see the MIB back in action?

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12 Days of Fandango - Day 5: Fake Sequel Synopsis Sweeps

By: Derrick Deane on December 12, 2011 at 9:05AM Comments (366)

Enter for your chance to win a Blu-Ray player! Find out how, inside!

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End of Week Recap: Brad Pitt's 'Dragon Tattoo' Auction, Jeff Bridges Peek-a-Boo, Kristen Stewart Explains Christmas

By: Derrick Deane on December 9, 2011 at 2:37PM Comments

Brad Pitt's Make it Right Foundation is auctioning off a pair of tickets to the U.S. Premiere of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in New York on eBay. Also, Jeff Bridges plays Peek-a-Boo, Kristen Stewart explains Christmas and the round-up of the week's news, pics, poster, trailers and videos.

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You Pick the Box Office Winner (12/9-12/11)

By: Erik Davis on December 9, 2011 at 2:18PM Comments (2)

Merry December everyone! This week brings us two new release that may or may not inject some much-needed holiday spirirt straight into your soul. Let's take a look...

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Trailer: 'Battleship' Filled with Explosions, Alien Robots and Lots of Shouting

By: Derrick Deane on December 9, 2011 at 11:47AM Comments (1)

It's here. If you liked Transformers, you're probably going to love the first theatrical Battleship trailer. Filled to the brim with explosions, alien robots and characters shouting at each other, the Peter Berg-directed board game turned action movie also unveils new stills and a poster.

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12 Days of Fandango – Day 8 – Win an Apple TV

By: Derrick Deane on December 9, 2011 at 11:18AM Comments (3)

Our 12 Days of Fandango promotion rolls on. Today, Day 8, we're giving away an Apple TV to eight winners! Find out what you need to do to secure your chance at winning.

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'The Dark Knight Rises' Operation Early Bird Revealed

By: Derrick Deane on December 9, 2011 at 10:36AM Comments (1)

So after a week-long viral campaign featuring blacked-out CIA papers, we now know what Operation Early Bird is - a map of locations throughout the U.S., Canada and the U.K. that will be showing The Dark Knight Rises prologue early on December 13th.

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Nolan Unveils 'The Dark Knight Rises' Preview: 8 Minutes of IMAX Goodness

By: Stacie Hougland on December 8, 2011 at 10:20PM Comments (2)

We can't reveal much about the 7-8 minute preview of The Dark Knight Rises that Christopher Nolan himself introduced to a select audience, but we can tell you this--it looks great in IMAX.

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Trailer: 'Madagascar 3' Goes European

By: Derrick Deane on December 8, 2011 at 4:29PM Comments (4)

Of all the three-quels that are floating around in development, this one seemed to get pieced together rather quietly. The gang is all back for a third go-round in Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted. Check out the first trailer, inside!

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Lionsgate to Remake 'American Psycho'

By: Derrick Deane on December 8, 2011 at 4:25PM Comments (9)

Who says you have to wait 20 or so years before you remake a movie. Lionsgate certainly doesn't think so as the company sets out to remake the 2000 Christian Bale thriller American Psycho. So what are your thoughts on American Psycho being remade? Who would you cast as Bateman?

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Alamo Drafthouse Guide: (12/8-12/14) The Drafthouse Gets Into the Holiday Spirit

By: Brian Salisbury on December 8, 2011 at 2:29PM Comments

This week, the Alamo Drafthouse gets further into the holiday spirit with cereal parties, pizza parties, and a Christmas pop song explosion. Plus, check out the story of Tarzan and Arab, two guys from Gaza who have never seen a movie inside a theater. The first movie they watched? Their own, of course!

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'The Dark Knight Rises' Planning Something Big for Tomorrow?

By: Erik Davis on December 8, 2011 at 2:02PM Comments (17)

So remember that CIA memo posted yesterday, introducing a viral plot about the disappearance of one Dr. Leonid Pavel, a "mad scientist" played by Alon Abutbul in The Dark Knight Rises? Well since that post, two other CIA memos have arrived online -- the latter of which teases an event called Operation Early Bird, which is set to launch tomorrow morning.

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