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Those fokkin' prawns! Feast your eyes on this fresh new art print from "prolific record label and pop culture provocateurs" SpaceLab9, which will be selling this print as part of a promotion for the pre-order launch of their District 9 Original Soundtrack Expanded Version vinyl LP. The print goes on sale starting tomorrow, November 11th, along with the vinyl for pre-orders. SpaceLab9 commissioned Francesco Francavilla, an Italian comic book artist known for his own series The Black Beetle and other comic art, to design this print for Neill Blomkamp's debut sci-fi film District 9 from 2009, with Sharlto Copley as Wikus. See below.
"A suspense in line with Roman Polanski and Alfred Hitchcock." With the American Film Market underway in Santa Monica, some deals and projects are coming together, or getting additional announcements. IFC Films recently picked up US distribution rights to this one, an eerie New York-set domestic drama called Hungry Hearts from Italian director Saverio Costanzo (of In Memory of Me, The Solitude of Prime Numbers) starring Adam Driver, last seen in What If and While We're Young, and Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher, sister of filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher. The two won the Best Actor & Actress Awards at the Venice Film Festival this year, where this film first premiered. This is a very odd trailer but it's worth a look.
"Everyone could do extraordinary things... Everyone – except me." Now this is a good short film to watch. Titled Singular, this short film by brothers Juan F. Orozco and Esteban Orozco explores a world where instead of wondering what it would like if a few people had super powers, it asks what it would be like if everyone had super powers – except for one guy. I always love coming across shorts that play with unique concepts, and twist the normal idea of what we expect on its head. This short doesn't exactly play up special effects or any of the super powers so much as the romantic angle, which not everyone may like, but I don't mind. Plus: "who cares?!" I just like seeing an original idea made by passionate filmmakers. Give it a shot.
"Experience Einstein's Relativity of Time as no other feature film has shown." He speaks! Bring on the science. Famed astrophysicist and "Cosmos" host Neil deGrasse Tyson has finally started speaking up about Interstellar, firing off a barrage of tweets late on Sunday night after the sci-fi movie opened in theaters worldwide on Friday. He suddenly started tweeting "In #Interstellar" facts and figures, pointing out the science and noting at the end that this isn't his opinion on the film, so much as just some observations. But most of it is very positive, defending Christopher Nolan's space opera and it's very real science. Read on.
"Those stories that mum told me – they're all true." GKids has released a brand new US trailer for Tomm Moore's animated Song of the Sea, a beautiful film out of Ireland about the folklore legend of the Selkies. Tomm Moore was the director of the Oscar nominee The Secret of Kells and tells a different story about family and love in this new adventure, Song of the Sea, about a boy named Ben (voiced by David Rawle) and his little sister Saoirse, who is a Selkie. I saw this film at the Toronto Film Festival and it is wonderful, have nothing but good things to say about it, from the voices to the animation to the story, and the music, it was all so lovely. It's a gem. If you feel entranced by this trailer, you definitely need to see this. Have a look.
Need additional explanation? Look no further. But watch out - we have to slap a huge SPOILER ALERT on this post, as it's pretty much the "explain everything" breakdown that should be ignored until you've seen it. With Christopher Nolan's sci-fi Interstellar now playing in theaters, fans are already breaking down and analyzing the complex plot of his sci-fi space exploration adventure movie. For those that have seen it and are ready to delve into it further, this beautiful infographic from Turkish designer Dogan Can Gundogdu (@dcgundogdu) shows the paths of each astronaut and explains a lot of "what happens" in the big picture. Again, this is only for those who have seen the movie already! Final warning: there are big spoilers below.
There it is. Following the news from the end of last week, our friends at Collider are reporting that actress Margot Robbie has been actually cast to play Harley Quinn in the Suicide Squad movie. Last week, a big casting story broke saying that Jared Leto was being considered for The Joker role in Suicide Squad, to be directed by David Ayer coming off of the critical success of Fury. There have been rumors Harley Quinn might be in this too, and casting reports have mentioned Margot for months already, but now it seems to be confirmed from Collider's source - she will be playing Harley Quinn and we'll probably get more Joker, too.
Some potentially big news landing late on Friday night, thanks to a report from Jeff Sneider at The Wrap. He says a source from Warner Bros "familiar with the project" has revealed that Jared Leto, coming off of his Academy Award win for Best Supporting Actor earlier this year, is "circling a key role" in David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad that might actually be – drum roll – The Joker. Wait, what? Yea that's what it says, which makes some kind of sense considering Suicide Squad is a DC villain round-up movie and it did occasionally include The Joker in the comic it's based on. But casting isn't confirmed yet, it's only a potential for now.
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Meet Baymax. Now in theaters is Disney Animation's latest feature Big Hero 6, based on a Marvel Comics series, about a robot named Baymax and prodigy Hiro Hamada who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes. The voice cast includes Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Damon Wayans Jr., Genesis Rodriguez and Alan Tudyk. How is this one? Disney Animations best movie yet, can it top Frozen? Or is it a let down? Is it as fun as it looks? Once you've seen it, post a comment with your own thoughts on Disney's Big Hero 6.
Which side do you fight for: the Horde or the Alliance? With BlizzCon down in Anaheim kicking off today, Blizzard has started the marketing machine for the upcoming Warcraft movie directed by Duncan Jones (of Moon, Source Code). There was an early preview of footage at Comic-Con in July, and we expect there to be a big tease at BlizzCon this weekend, but in the meantime a batch of new posters has debuted in the form of choosing your side. This is exactly the kind of marketing they need to launch, because the entire story really is Horde vs. Alliance, and they're going to be playing that up right from the start. The two posters connect to websites where you can sign-up for your allegiance and display their emblem everywhere online.
Some news for fans of Russell Crowe, as the actor's directorial debut has finally secured US distribution from Warner Bros. The movie studio has announced (via Crowe himself) that they will be releasing The Water Diviner, directed by and starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe, in April of 2015 after its initial debut in Australia later this year. The film tells the story of an Australian man who travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. We've already featured one official trailer as well as an early featurette for this film, but expect to see more marketing closer to release. Curious to see it.
There used to be a time when we would look up at the stars and dream. We would wonder what it was like out there, what we might find out amongst the endless black of space. But then things changed, we became obsessed with ourselves again, with battling each other for money and power, and we forgot how to dream. Along comes Interstellar, an exhilarating science fiction creation that once again reminds us that we can dream, that we get to breathe this fresh air on this beautiful planet, that we get to smile, cry and laugh. And it's those feelings that matter the most. It reminds us that the desire to connect is one of the most important aspects of humanity and that nothing–whether it be time or space or others–can break those bonds of love.
Nazis on the moon was just scraping the surface. Nice tagline. If you caught the wacky indie creation Iron Sky a few years ago and actually enjoyed it, we have some good news - the sequel is currently in the works. And we have a crazy trailer for it already. Titled Iron Sky: The Coming Race, this sequel is set twenty years after WWIII (the war shown in the first Iron Sky). The survivors must join together to fight against Adolf Hitler & his army of dinosaurs. Yes, you read that right. The reveal in the trailer is kind of awesome and although we've already spoiled it, you just have to watch this anyway. The film is also looking for more money on Indiegogo to begin production, if you'd like to support an indie film about Hitler's dinosaur army.
"What happens when a man stands up and says enough is enough." Paramount has officially debuted the first trailer for Ava DuVernay's Selma, one of the last films we're waiting to see for the awards season, as it hits theaters on Christmas Day just in time for a qualifying theatrical run. Telling the story of of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s historic march that started in Selma, Alabama in 1965, this powerful portrayal of the civil rights movement is lead by David Oyelowo. He looks exceptional as Martin Luther King, even putting on a bit of weight to complete the appearance, and I can't wait to see the entire thing. The cast includes Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson and Dylan Baker as J. Edgar Hoover. Don't ignore this film.