Movie Blog Archives - November 2012



November 2012 Archive

J.J. Abrams Passes on 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

By: Sean OConnell on November 12, 2012 at 8:55AM Comments (4)

J.J. Abrams will not be doing for Star Wars what he did for Star Trek. The director admitted over the weekend that his passion for the original Star Wars films likely would prevent him from stepping up to helm Part Seven. So who is going to direct this thing? 

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George Clooney Could Meet Aliens for Brad Bird's '1952'

By: Sean OConnell on November 12, 2012 at 8:34AM Comments

Brad Bird has been developing a sci-fi drama at Disney that's drawing comparisons to Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Now that George Clooney's name has been attached as a possible lead, we're far more excited for the project than we already were. Find out more right here. 

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'Hotel Transylvania 2' Confirmed for 2015

By: Sean OConnell on November 12, 2012 at 7:31AM Comments (4)

Thanks to the original making somewhere north of $270 million at the global box office (to date), Sony Pictures Animation has confirmed a sequel to Hotel Transylvania. But we already know someone isn't coming back or part two. Find out who. 

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'Skyfall' Sets New Record for Highest Bond Opening

By: Sean OConnell on November 11, 2012 at 12:58PM Comments (15)

The story of the weekend is Skyfall, which posted a whopping $87 million, setting a new franchise record for the highest opening-weekend number for a Bond film. 

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What Is the Best Bond Movie? Plus 007 Statistics You Never Knew You Needed

By: Stacie Hougland on November 9, 2012 at 4:29PM Comments (11)

Our sister site Movies.com goes Bond-crazy and comes up with a gazillion statistics about the superspy, like how many women he's been with, kill totals, and lots more; plus an exhaustive update on Star Wars Episode VII and lots more to geek out over.

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Cine Latino: Seven Memorable Javier Bardem On-Screen Characters (Video)

By: Elisa Osegueda on November 9, 2012 at 4:29PM Comments

Ever since his 1992 film role as an aspiring bullfighter in Jamón Jamón, Javier Bardem quickly established himself as an action star. He's played a bank robber, a detective, a crime lord, a twisted monk and a sociopath assassin in No Country for Old Men. So, in celebration of his latest big screen project, Skyfall, in theaters today, we decided to highlight a few of our favorite Javier Bardem on-screen moments.

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Indie Close-Up: Heat Up with 'A Royal Affair,' Cool Down by 'Chasing Ice'

By: Derrick Deane on November 9, 2012 at 2:06PM Comments (1)

Although Steven Spielberg's latest Lincoln is in limited release, its $50 million budget doesn't exactly qualify it as an indie movie. Here are the indie/limited release films opening this weekend you should see if they're playing near you...

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Sound Off: How Much Money Will 'Skyfall' Make This Weekend?

By: Erik Davis on November 9, 2012 at 2:03PM Comments (11)

Guess how much Skyfall will take in at the box office this weekend? We want to hear your estimates.

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New! Eight 'Gangster Squad' Character Banners

By: Derrick Deane on November 9, 2012 at 12:51PM Comments (1)

Good news for fans who have been waiting for the delayed Gangster Squad to arrive in theaters. We recently saw a new trailer and now we get eight character banners featuring the various leads. Which one is your favorite and are you still looking forward to this film?

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Watch 'Hitchcock' Fight the Studios to Make 'Psycho' in International Trailer

By: Sean OConnell on November 9, 2012 at 12:44PM Comments (3)

Did you realize how hard Alfred Hitchcock (Anthony Hopkins) had to fight the studio executives to get them to release Psycho? The international trailer for Sacha Gervasi's informative biopic Hitchcock explains.  

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Tarantino Movie Guide: Did You Know These Fact About 'Reservoir Dogs'?

By: Derrick Deane on November 9, 2012 at 11:40AM Comments (4)

With Django Unchained just over a month away from arriving in theaters, we've teamed up with The Weinstein Company to present a weekly feature which will highlight various trivia facts about Quentin Tarantino's prior films. We kick things off this week with Reservoir Dogs. How many of these facts did you know?

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Sleeper to See: The Awards Race Heats Up with 'A Royal Affair'

By: Derrick Deane on November 9, 2012 at 11:12AM Comments

Opening in limited release this weekend is one of the best foreign films of the year - A Royal Affair. Boasting strong performances from leads Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) and newcomer Alicia Vikander and an absorbing, intriguing true strory, Affair is poised to shake up the awards season race. Here are a few reasons you should check it out...

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Film Mom: James Bond: Heroes and High Body Counts -- Good or Bad?

By: Tara McNamara on November 9, 2012 at 9:55AM Comments (2)

It’s not your father’s James Bond in Skyfall. That’s only because, actually, James Bond is more like your father. And like our Bond, unfortunately, the film itself stumbles to deal with its own "old-school" underpinnings. Skyfall reminds the audience that Bond is not just a super-agent; he is, in fact, a contract assassin with a license to kill.

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'Hangover 3' Set Photos Reveal a Possible Major Spoiler

By: Sean OConnell on November 9, 2012 at 8:30AM Comments (3)

The Hangover Part III continues to film ahead of its May 2013 release date. But details, remarkably, still have been kept under wraps. And yet, a new photo shared by director Todd Phillips might give away a key scene. Do you want to click and find out? 

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Michael Bay Reveals Teaser Logo, Confirms Mark Wahlberg for 'Transformers 4'

By: Derrick Deane on November 8, 2012 at 5:53PM Comments (3)

What started out as idle internet rumors and chatter over the past couple weeks has landed Mark Wahlberg in one of the biggest modern movie franchises in the world. Michael Bay has confirmed, via his website, that Wahlberg will indeed star in Transformers 4.

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