Movie Blog Archives - August 2012



August 2012 Archive

Film Mom: Every Day Is Career Day at the Movies

By: Tara McNamara on August 9, 2012 at 2:11PM Comments

Opening new worlds in the way professions are portrayed onscreen is one of the undervalued components of movies. Kids can get a glimpse of what it might be like to work as an astronaut, an architect, a superhero or a spy.

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'Hope Springs' Interview: Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep, on Sex Scenes and the Suburbs

By: Katie Calautti on August 9, 2012 at 1:52PM Comments

Meryl Streep never disappoints and her latest role is no exception. In Hope Springs, Streep has formidable help in her cohort – Tommy Lee Jones who plays her curmudgeonly, stubborn husband Arnold. Streep and Jones recently joined a small group of journalists in New York City to talk Hope Springs, and what it was like to film one of the movie’s more memorable sex scenes.

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'Hunger Games' Star Josh Hutcherson Auctions Himself To Help Injured School Girl

By: Derrick Deane on August 9, 2012 at 11:54AM Comments (2)

We've known for quite some time that Josh Hutcherson has had a big heart. The Hunger Games star is currently auctioning off a dinner date where five winners will get to attend a private dinner to benefit a young girl who was paralyzed in a car accident. Find out the details, inside.

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Exclusive: 'The Tall Man' Motion Poster Premiere!

By: John Halecky on August 9, 2012 at 10:44AM Comments

Exclusive: 'The Tall Man' Motion Poster Premiere!The kind folks over at Image Entertainment have given us the exclusive motion poster premiere for The Tall Man, opening in theaters on August 31st. This horror thriller stars Jessica Biel and Jodelle Ferland.

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This Week at the Alamo Drafthouse: Wrestle an Alligator, Mock a Barbarian and Do Some Van Dammage

By: Brian Salisbury on August 9, 2012 at 9:58AM Comments

This week, the Alamo invites you to strike wrestle an alligator, mock a barbarian and do some Van Dammage.

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James Bond Lines Up His Allies (and Enemies) in New 'Skyfall' Poster

By: Sean OConnell on August 9, 2012 at 8:53AM Comments

The latest Skyfall poster has a lethal lineup of James Bond's friends -- and foes. Who can 007 trust? Find out inside. 

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Morning Must-Read: Ben Affleck Out of 'Justice League,' Sony Brings 'ALF' Back, and Pixar Teases Next 'Toy Story' Short

By: Sean OConnell on August 9, 2012 at 7:09AM Comments (1)

Ready for some blasts from the past? ALF and Toy Story are coming back, while Ben Affleck might have passed on Justice League. Check out the Morning Must-Read for more information. 

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Daily Recap: Jeremy Renner Says Hawkeye 'Was Not the Character I Signed On to Play' in 'Avengers,' Johnny Depp Jams with Aerosmith

By: Derrick Deane on August 8, 2012 at 5:24PM Comments

In an in-depth interview with Hero Complex, Jeremey Renner says that the version of Hawkeye that ended up in The Avengers was not the version he signed on to play. Also, a Die Hard 5 cameo is revealed, Top 10 Action Series of All-Time, Ron Perlman in drag, cast interviews for The Campiagn and Bourne Legacy and Johnny Depp rocks out with Aerosmith and more!

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WB Approaches Ben Affleck to Direct 'Justice League' Movie

By: Derrick Deane on August 8, 2012 at 2:16PM Comments (32)

A day removed from Disney's announcement that Joss Whedon was returning to helm the sequel to The Avengers, Variety reports that Warner Bros. has approached Ben Affleck to see if he'd be willing to direct a Justice League feature. What are your thoughts on Affleck helming a Justice League movie? Do you think it's a good fit or should WB consider someone else?

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Bob Hoskins Retires from Acting Following Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

By: Derrick Deane on August 8, 2012 at 11:49AM Comments (1)

With more than 100 acting credits over his illustrious career, 69-year-old actor Bob Hoskins is retiring from acting after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The big, burly actor was known for his exceptional versatility in being able to play characters ranging from working-class tough guys to Shakespearean villains. What was your favorite movie he starred in?

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Jimmy Fallon: "I'm Not Going to Do the Oscars."

By: Sean OConnell on August 8, 2012 at 11:33AM Comments (3)

Jimmy Fallon confirmed on the Today show this morning that he will not be hosting the Oscars next year. So, who should step up and fill the hosting slot now?

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Morning Must-Read: 'The Hobbit' Frame Games, Reese Witherspoon Grows a 'Beard' and 'Hunger Games' Finds Its Brutus

By: Sean OConnell on August 8, 2012 at 10:06AM Comments

Where can you see The Hobbit in 48 frames per second, as Peter Jackson intended? Who has been cast as Brutus in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire? The Morning Must-Read has all the answers. 

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Daily Recap: 'TDKR' Deleted Scene Explains Bane's Origins, Jennifer Lawrence Gets Significant Pay Raise

By: Derrick Deane on August 7, 2012 at 5:33PM Comments (1)

Costume designer Lindy Hemming opens up about a deleted scene from The Dark Knight Rises that explains Bane's origins. Also, Jennifer Lawrence gets a sizeable pay raise for Catching Fire, M. Night Shyamalan's After Earth trailer will (probably) be attached to The Hobbit, trailers for Trouble with the Curve with Clint Eastwood and Playing For Keeps with Gerard Butler and more!

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New on DVD: The Lorax (Plus Giveaway!), Excellent Bob Marley Doc 'Marley', 'Full Metal Jacket' 25th Anniversary

By: Stacie Hougland on August 7, 2012 at 4:32PM Comments (212)

Enter to win one of three copies of The Lorax BD/DVD combo pack, and watch an exclusive clip from the DVD/BD, out today. Plus a terrific Bob Marley documentary is out today, and a Stanley Kubrick classic celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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Joss Whedon Confirmed To Write and Direct 'The Avengers 2,' Will Also Develop Marvel TV Series

By: Derrick Deane on August 7, 2012 at 2:55PM Comments (7)

During the Walt Disney Investors Conference Call, it was announced that Joss Whedon will write and direct the sequel to The Avengers. Whedon will also help develop a Marvel TV show for ABC. Any thoughts on what that TV series might be?

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