Monday, August 6, 2012

ZERO DARK THIRTY - Official Trailer

The Great Gatsby pushed back to summer 2013

Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures have moved the release date for The Great Gatsby to Summer 2013. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. The film was originally scheduled to hit theaters on December 25, 2012.

In making the announcement, Fellman stated, “Based on what we’ve seen, Baz Luhrmann’s incredible work is all we anticipated and so much more. It truly brings Fitzgerald’s American classic to life in a completely immersive, visually stunning and exciting way. We think moviegoers of all ages are going to embrace it, and it makes sense to ensure this unique film reaches the largest audience possible.”

Kwan Vandenberg confirmed, “Baz is known for being innovative, but with this film he has done something completely unexpected—making it in 3D—while capturing the emotion, the intimacy, the power and the spectacle of the time. The responses we’ve had to some of the early sneak peeks have been phenomenal, and we think ‘The Great Gatsby’ will be the perfect summer movie around the world.” 

From the uniquely imaginative mind of writer/producer/director Baz Luhrmann comes the new big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel "The Great Gatsby." The filmmaker has created his own distinctive visual interpretation of the classic story, bringing the period to life in a way that has never been seen before, in a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role. Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, Elizabeth Debicki and Amitabh Bachchan co-star.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Review: Moonrise Kingdom (***1/2)

Moonrise Kingdom is the new movie by Wes Anderson. It is set in 1965 on a New England island called "New Penzance". Sam Shakusky (Jared Gilman) is an orphan (because his foster parents don't want to house him anymore.) attending a Khaki Scout camp led by Scout Master Ward (Edward Norton). A year ago at a school play he meets Suzy Bishop (Kara Hayward) who also lives on the island with her parents (Bill Murray Frances McDormand) and her three younger brothers. Throughout the year the became penpals. During their writing back and fourth they make a plan to run away from home the following Summer. Among the stuff they bring are camping equipment, books, a record player, and Suzy brings her cat along for the ride as well. Over the next few days they hike and camp together as they try to reach a deluded cove on an island which they called Moonrise Kingdom. as the romance blossoms Suzy's parents, Scout Master Ward, and the cops find them on the cove. Sam then has to stay with Captain Sharp (Bruce Willis) until a woman from social services (Tilda Swinton) who will place him in Juvenile Refuge. There the adventure begins.

Moonrise Kingdom is funny, quirky, and witty. The two young leads have chemistry, although this is a movie that could be disturbing for younger viewers, overall it is enjoyable and I do recommend this flick.