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A Sneak Peek on Neil Gaiman's Coraline Movie


December 24, 2007 07:56:23 GMT


Introducing early shots from the big screen adaptation of his book, Neil Gaiman has launched online a sneak peek on animated stop-motion flick "Coraline", set to be distributed under Focus Features banner.

While Gaiman does state that the footage presented is at some early, not-quite-final one, the short clip shows a quick scene of the titular character being thrown into a dark place where she discovers the spirits of other children.

Five Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem Clips on the Net

December 24, 2007 07:04:12 GMT


Apparently chance is still made available for the movie aficionados in getting more peeks on "Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem" prior to its theatrical release this Christmas Day.

Five clips from the action thriller sci-fi have been brought up on the net, revealing more about the terror evoked by both of the titular outer-space beings. In the movie, war between the two creatures now takes place in a small American town after a Predator ship carrying Predalien and Facehuggers crashes into the Earth.

There Will Be Blood Sneak Previews Held Across USA

December 24, 2007 06:34:42 GMT


Announcement has long been made that "There Will Be Blood" will only open in limited release this Wednesday, December 26, 2007 in New York and Los Angeles. However, chances are now available for moviegoers outside the two cities to watch the lauded drama on the same week.

Paramount Vantage as the studio producing the picture will hold special sneak previews for the film on Saturday, December 29, 2007 at midnight in fourteen cities around North America. Those selected include Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Portland, Sacramento, San Diego, Seattle, Toronto, and Washington DC.

Restricted Semi-Pro Trailer Lands Online

December 24, 2007 04:41:19 GMT


Moving on with its marketing campaign for the upcoming "Semi-Pro", New Line Cinema has released an R-rated trailer for the basketball comedy on the net.

Though the piece arguably is still funny, it, as the label suggests, is filled with lots of restricted content such as crude humor and non-stop sexual jokes. Pic, directed by Kent Alterman, is slated to open on February 29, 2008 in theaters nationwide.

National Treasure Sequel Digs Gold at Weekend Box Office

December 24, 2007 03:54:32 GMT


Bringing back the joy of adventure on the big screen, "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" easily repeated the success of its predecessor as it made a fantastic debut of $44.8 million to become the No.1 movie on weekend box office ended Sunday, December 23, 2007.

The sequel also scored great in its overseas run by collecting $22.3 million from 17 international markets, mostly in Asia, and is expected to take in more than the $173 million the original did when it opens in European regions in February 2008.

12th Florida Film Critics Circle Awards Honorees Picked

December 24, 2007 02:45:21 GMT


Critics' favorite "No Country for Old Men" took another glorious turn in the award season as the crime drama thriller triumphantly topped this year's Florida Film Critics Circle Awards, handed out Friday, December 21, 2007.

Overall, the Miramax Films' acclaimed feature swept four kudos of Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Javier Bardem, Best Director for brothers Ethan and Joel Coen, and Best Cinematography for Roger Deakins. The latest turned out to also get honored for his work in Western drama "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford", which recently was deemed Best Picture at the 2007 SFFCC Awards.

New Line Cinema Developing Movie About Exorcism

December 22, 2007 07:03:38 GMT


Choosing an unusual theme for its new film feature, New Line Cinema is on the move to make a picture focusing on exorcism entitled "The Rite", which will tell the true story of an American priest who studied this practice of evicting demons in Italy.

Project turns out to be based on the upcoming nonfiction book by Matt Baglio, a Rome-based journalist who was allowed to follow the young priest during his months of training with a senior exorcist at a school affiliated with the Vatican. The book, subtitled "The Making of a Modern Day Exorcist", has been slated for publication in early 2009 under Doubleday.

A Full Trailer for Horror Movie The Signal

December 22, 2007 06:01:54 GMT


Bringing up new material for every horror fan to take a glimpse at, Magnolia Pictures has launched online a full trailer for its upcoming flick "The Signal" which reveals more about the film's story.

Most of the footage feature the chaos that occurs around the town after a mysterious signal is transmitted to the citizens through the electronic devices they own. It appears that the transmissions have turned many of them into violent, uncontrolled human beings who have no hesitation to hurt, even murder their kind.

Gerard Butler Slammed Wolverine's Sabretooth Scoop

December 22, 2007 04:53:16 GMT


Looks like fans of "X-Men" series have to wait longer to find out who will play Sabretooth in the upcoming "X-Men Origins: Wolverine." Giving a response to the recent rumor on his involvement in the project, Scottish actor Gerard Butler has denied that he is approached for the role during a Los Angeles press day for his latest vehicle "P.S., I Love You."

"Itís not true," the "300" star stated to MoviesOnline. "I havenít even met on it, I havenít spoken to anybody and I havenít seen a script. And I think Iím working when itís going on, so itís not Ė"

Street Fighter's Chun-Li Is Smallville star Kristin Kreuk

December 22, 2007 03:57:26 GMT


At last the right one to play the titular heroine in "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li" is ultimately found. ComingSoon.net has come up with news claiming "Smallville" star Kristin Kreuk has been signed on to play the female fighter in this Hyde Park Entertainment's live-action adaptation of the popular Capcom video game.

Principal photography is reported to start in March 2008 using locations in Thailand with 20th Century Fox handling the distribution matters. "Doom" helmer Andrzej Bartkowiak has been tapped to direct from script by Justin Marks, which focuses on Chun-Li's journey for justice.

First Trailer Launched for Paris Hilton-Starrer The Hottie and the Nottie

December 22, 2007 03:11:49 GMT


Providing initial glimpses of Paris Hilton in her big screen comeback after 2006's "Pledge This!", Regent Releasing has brought up online the first trailer for the hotel heiress' latest vehicle "The Hottie and the Nottie", set to hit theaters on February 8 next year.

Though points out that Hilton arguably is the perfect choice to play Cristabelle the hottie, the piece rather puts its focus on the efforts made by her former classmate at first grade Nate, played by Joel Moore, to date her. Here the latter must try to find a guy willing to get with Cristabelle's ugly best friend, June, in order to reach his goal as the beauty refuses to date anyone until June really finds a man of her own.

Anacondas Maker Dwight H. Little Assigned as Tekken Director

December 21, 2007 09:50:04 GMT


Slipping back into the big screen after his last effort in 2004's "Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid", Dwight H. Little has been appointed to direct "Tekken", an adaptation of Namco's bestselling video game of the same name.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Little appears to be no stranger to martial arts features, being the helmer of "Rapid Fire" and "Marked for Death" in early 1990s. Hired for the project, he thereby will carry out the duties from the script written by Alan McElroy, known for his recent works like "Wrong Turn" and "The Marine."

Three Added to G.I. Joe Cast Lineup

December 21, 2007 09:24:04 GMT


More are coming to enlarge the "G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra" brigade. The Hollywood Reporter has brought up casting info stating Rachel Nichols, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Said Taghmaoui have all joined the movie's lineup alongside previously-announced Sienna Miller and Ray Park.

Nichols, fresh from her role in "P2", is reported to play a skilled martial artist named Scarlett who specializes in hand-to-hand combat and counterintelligence. Akinnuoye-Agbaje, known as Mr. Eko in ABC's hit series "Lost", will portray ordnance expert Heavy Duty with Taghmaoui billed as Breaker, the team's communications specialist.

Huge Names Recruited for Drama Pic Secret Life of Bees

December 21, 2007 08:15:34 GMT


Lining up a star-studded cast, filmmakers of "The Secret Life of Bees" have successfully got the likes of Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, and Sophie Okonedo to all star in the project, an adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd's novel of the same name.

Story, set in 1964, follows a teenage girl named Lily Owens as she runs away from her father with her caregiver and only friend to a South Carolina town, where she is later taken in by an eccentric trio of beekeeping sisters. Hudson is set to play the caregiver while Latifah and Okonedo will become two of the three sisters.

Winners Announced for the 2007 LVFCS Sierra Awards

December 21, 2007 07:39:47 GMT


Rivalry between two lauded features of "No Country for Old Men" and "There Will Be Blood" takes a notch higher as both made a tie at Las Vegas Film Critics Society's Sierra Awards this year.

Each film gloriously collected three honors with "Country" snatching top prize of Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Javier Bardem, and Best Director for brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. "Blood", in the meantime, won leading star Daniel Day-Lewis the Best Actor while bringing Robert Elswit and Jonny Greenwood the Best Cinematography and Score trophy, respectively.
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