Sacha Baron Cohen and Paramount Pictures Partner Up

Legendary comedian who takes method acting to a new level, Sacha Baron Cohen (The Dictator, Bruno), has been signed my Paramount Pictures to an exclusive 3-year first-look deal. This includes his Four by Two Films banner, which will be headed by Sir Todd Schulman (The Dictator, Bruno). Paramount teamed up with Baron Cohen for his latest film, The Dictator, which is due to be released on June 7th. ...

Young Adult Review

Young Adult Studio: Mandate Pictures, Mr. Mudd, Right of Way Films Publisher: Paramount Pictures Format: Cinema Release Date: 19 January, 2012 Overview I have always respected Charlize Theron as an actor for choosing roles that aren’t your typical Hollywood roles, ones that don’t showcase her good looks but instead her acting talent. Young Adult follows the same pattern, with Theron playing an unl...

Hugo Brings Magic to Theatres

Directed by Martin Scorsese, Hugo is slated to be the most imaginative, amazing movie set for Summer release. Exploring magic, the suspension of belief, and a world full of wonder, Hugo is set around an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station (the best environment for a young boy to grow up in) who gets wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton. Starring Sacha Bar...

Charlize Theron puts the Young in Young Adult

Sit up, Charlize Theron fans, here is another movie from the critically acclaimed and damn gorgeous actress. In a not-so-typical comedy, Theron takes on the role of the unlikeable protagonist who heads back to her home town, making waves as she does and not everyone (in fact, pretty much no one) is happy to see her return. Written by Juno’s Diablo Cody and directed by Up In The Air’s Jason Reitman...

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Review

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Studio: Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Bad Robot Publisher: Paramount Pictures Format: Cinema Release Date: 15 December, 2011 Price: – Available Here Overview Franchises these days tend to be squeezed to their last drops, a lot of people blame this on either the studio’s greediness or a lack of creativity and courage to try and create a n...

Captain America: The First Avenger Review

Captain America: The First Avenger Studio: Marvel Studios Publisher: Paramount Pictures Format: DVD (reviewed), Blu-ray Release Date: October 25, 2011 Price: $14.99 – Available Here Overview Joining the ranks of the Avengers film releases, comes Captain America. My views on Captain America are divided, on one hand he’s a brave hero with perfect pectorals, on the other he takes patriotism to ...

Interview with Spielberg and Jackson about The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

At a conference in New Zealand at the WETA studios earlier in the year, there was a Q&A session with Peter Jackson and Steven Spielberg, to discuss their new film coming out, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. In the session they discussed the process of bringing the internationally loved franchise to the big screen, including the use of live action and animation, choosing a ...

The Devil Inside updates the Exorcism genre

Who doesn’t love a good exorcist movie? There’s nothing quite like going to see a movie and getting completely freaked out by people’s limbs going crazy and, of course, the devil voice coming out of a woman’s mouth. After the original, and classic, The Exorcist, came out in 1973 it just seems like each movie seems to top that one. Whether or not they have succeeded in that respect varies from movi...

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Review

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn Studio: Amberlin Entertainment, The Kennedy/Marshall Company, Nickelodeon Movies, WingNut Films Format: Cinema Publisher: Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures Release Date: December 26, 2011 Overview Tintin is a massively famous and internationally popular franchise, spanning generations, which started in 1929 with hugely loved characters and am...

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol is bringing funny back

Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol seems to be completely departing from the rest of the franchise, with the stress placed on ‘Ghost Protocol’ instead of ‘Mission Impossible’, concentrating on the actors apart from Tom Cruise that are in the movie, and of course bringing a lot more comedy to the movie than previously advertised ones. This latest clip from the movie is an embodiment of that, with n...

Simon Pegg talks Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

What does the Mission Impossible franchise need? How about a little Simon Pegg? The bloke from the UK will make an appearance as the Mission’s IT guy, cracking codes, hacking security, and making use of a whole host of fake appendages. We’ve got the Simon Pegg featurette here, with Mr Pegg going into just what it takes to join the Mission Impossible franchise as the funny, wise-cracking tech speci...

Super 8 DVD review

Super 8 Genre: Action/Sci-fi Directed by: J. J. Abrams Starring: Elle Fanning, Amanda Michalka and Kyle Chandler Classification: M Running Time: 112 minutes Release Date: November 17, 2011 Price: Triple Play for $49.95 or DVD for $39.95 Overview Super 8 was first described to me as ET on steroids. Since ET was such a huge part of my childhood that made me pretty keen to see it. Super 8 (named afte...

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