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2 Days in New York - Out in cinemas on the 18th of May 

2 Days in New York - Out in cinemas on the 18th of May 

#2 Days in New York #Chris Rock #Julie Delpy #Films #New Releases

artsorbit:

What’s the definition of a “summer movie”? Not an easy question to answer, but most summer movies usually feature big movie stars (Tom Cruise, Will Smith, Bruce Willis, Charlize Theron) in romantic comedies (Seeking a Friend for the End of the World), big-budget action explosions (The Bourne Legacy), intergalactic aliens attacking earth (Men in Black 3), superheroes based on comic books or graphic novels (The Amazing Spider Man), sequels, prequels, remakes (Total Recall starring Colin Farrell), films looking to become another franchise with sequels and prequels hopefully to follow (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter). Or how about a heavily-advertised animated feature (Ice Age: Continental Drift) or an idea based on a popular board game (Battleship)—and that probably is not even close to covering half of the targeted 100+ films being released this summer.

We’ve already been delivered the first blockbuster of the summer, as I’m sure you have heard: Joss Whedon’s The Avengers, which I have not seen yet (I am planning on seeing it). You can read Jay Gabler’s glowing review, deeming it “a new superhero classic” with “a plot [that’s] remarkably coherent”—two statements rarely mentioned in summer movie reviews, let alone on the same page. After reading his review, I was sold on seeing it sooner than later.

Since opening on Friday, May 4 on over 4,300 movie screens across the U.S. (not to mention it opened in foreign territories a week earlier), The Avengers dominated the box office this weekend—setting the North American record for a three-day opening, surpassing previous record holder Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2  and hauling in roughly $200 million—and if you missed it opening weekend, you may already start to fall behind in the summer movie hoopla.

Opening this Friday, May 11 is Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows, with Johnny Depp based on the 1960s Gothic television series. My first impressions are that it looks a bit campy and will have zero thrills in it. Will it be a hit? Probably. Do I want to see it? The best answer I can give is: eventually. It is not on the top of my list of summer movies to see, however the combo of Burton and Depp has worked well enough considering that this is their eighth collaboration, with films ranging from incredible (Ed Wood) to fun (Edward ScissorhandsSleepy Hollow) to mediocre (Sweeney Todd) and horrible (Alice in Wonderland). Where will Dark Shadows fall? This weekend millions of people will go see it and suddenly, The Avengers will be a thing of the past as we continue to look ahead to next week’s big release.

That would be Sasha Baron Cohen’s new comedy The Dictator (opening Wednesday, May 16) and a film I cannot imagine anyone is talking about or is excited to see: Hasbro’s board game adaptation Battleship (opening Friday, May 18) and the big film opening before Memorial Day weekend, the Will Smith/Tommy Lee Jones sci-fi comedy Men in Black 3 (opening Friday, May 25 and coming ten years after 2002’s Men in Black 2) and so on and so forth. Those are only five films opening in May; according to the film website Box Office Mojo, there are a total of 29 films opening in wide and limited release in May.

The film I’m most looking forward to in May does not actually arrive in the Twin Cities until early June (it opens in New York and L.A. in May) is Wes Anderson’s new ensemble dramedy Moonrise Kingdom, starring regular Anderson players Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman. It also features Bruce Willis, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, and Harvey Keitel. Not only does it look like a return to form for Anderson, it might have the most intriguing cast of any film this summer.

My intention on writing this column was to go through the entire summer movie schedule dissecting what I’m looking forward to seeing over the next 100 days of the summer movie season, but if I did that I’d probably be writing all night. And these six films I highlighted are only the beginning of the season of movies that, if nothing else, let us hide indoors from those annoying mosquitoes and to beat the heat.

- Jim Brunzell III

nami64:

t w e l v e  e l e v e n   d i r e c t o r s   a n d   t h e i r   m u s e s
i know, i could have chosen different ‘couples’ and i don’t even know if the word ‘muse’ is appropriate… yeah, it’s very subjective :)

Joe Wright and Keira Knightley (3 movies) | Martin Scorsese and Robert De Niro (9 movies) | David Fincher and Brad Pitt (3 movies) | Billy Wilder and Jack Lemmon (7 movies) | Quentin Tarantino and Uma Thruman (3 movies) | Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune (16 movies) | Tim Burton and Johnny Depp (8 movies) | Alfred Hitchcock and Grace Kelly (3 movies) | Francois Truffaut and Jean Pierre Leaud (7 movies) | Frank Capra and James Stewart (3 movies) | Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio (4 movies) | Sydney Pollack and Robert Redford (7 movies)

Men in Black III - Out on the 25th of May
"Agent J travels in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history." IMDB
Can’t wait!

Men in Black III - Out on the 25th of May

"Agent J travels in time to MIB’s early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history." IMDB

Can’t wait!

#MIB3 #Men in Black #Men in Black 3 #Will Smith #Films #Tommy Lee Jones

New York, New York "Theme"
by Carey Mulligan;Liz Caplan
from Shame

Carey Mulligan - New York, New York (Shame)

"Joss Whedon’s ensemble comic-book outing has a sparkling script and a tremendous villain"

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Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

#The Avengers

Another Johnny Depp and Tim Burton (and Helena Bonham Carter) collaboration…. really?!
Due to be released in the UK on the 11th of May.
Key Actors: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeifer, Eva Green
For more information, click here: http://darkshadowsmovie.warnerbros.com/index.html

Another Johnny Depp and Tim Burton (and Helena Bonham Carter) collaboration…. really?!

Due to be released in the UK on the 11th of May.

Key Actors: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Michelle Pfeifer, Eva Green

For more information, click here: http://darkshadowsmovie.warnerbros.com/index.html

#Johnny Depp #Helena Bonham Carter #Tim Burton #Dark Shadows #Films

The Dictator is due to be released on the 16th of May in the UK.
Key Actors: Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Fox and Anna Faris
For more details, click here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1645170/

The Dictator is due to be released on the 16th of May in the UK.

Key Actors: Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Fox and Anna Faris

For more details, click here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1645170/

#The Dictator #Sacha Baron Cohen #Megan Fox #Films #Anna Faris

Prometheus premiere in London - 31st May

So like the rest of the nation, I’m sure you watched the Prometheus international launch trailer as premiered during the first ad break of Homeland on Channel 4 this Sunday (29th April) in the UK. It’s undoubtedly become the most hotly anticipated film of the year and from watching the trailer I can’t disagree with the hype. If you’ve been living in a hole for the past week and haven’t yet watched the trailer, then look no further. I have added the trailer below so you can too join the #areyouseeingthis fan line up.

If you’re still unsure on the concept of the film, check out the explanation on the Prometheus Youtube page (or see below).

Ridley Scott, director of “Alien” and “Blade Runner,” returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.’

Through an integrated campaign of above the line advertising and tapping into the viral power of Twitter, Prometheus’ screening has set many tongues wagging. As a world first, the international trailer was screened simulataneously on Channel 4, online and social TV app Zeebox. Twitter users were in tandem invited to tweet their comments and views of the trailer using the hashtag #areyouseeingthis through the encouragement their tweet could be aired live on TV in the next break ad. For all those fame hungry tweeters, this was the perfect opportunity for 20th Century Fox to understand their audiences in the most immediate form - and it seemed to have work as 4000 tweets were made in the space of an hour.

Premiere in London - 31st of May - Location TBC

The film is set to release on 1st of June 2012 nationwide.

Expected line up: Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Ridley Scott, Noomi Rapace, Guy Pearce and many more…

To learn more about Prometheus, click here: http://www.prometheus-movie.com/

#Prometheus #Film #Michael Fassbender #Film premiere #Charlize Theron #Guy Pearce #20th Century fox