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Trailering Lincoln

Steven Spielberg directs two-time Academy Award® winner Daniel Day-Lewis in “Lincoln,” a revealing drama that focuses on the 16th President’s tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.

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Les Miserables: The Trailer

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The Art of The Avengers

Press Release: Marvel Studios announced today that Gallery1988 in Hollywood, Calif., will mount a show of art inspired by the Marvel Super Heroes featured in the highly anticipated, summer event movie “Marvel’s The Avengers.” The show, sponsored by Visa Signature, will run through the film’s opening weekend, from May 3 through May 6, 2012.

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Les Miserables – From the Set

Working its way around the net – from the set of Les Miserables.

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Trailering Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows

Te return of Barnabus Collins.

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The Care and Etiquette of Oscar

Sir Cecil Worthington (Mike Myers) takes Academy Award Winner Kevin Kline through an Oscar refresher course at the Academy safe house.

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The Best of 2011: Critics, Awards and Box Office

The Best of 2011 from two points of view – the critics who bestow awards and rank the best of the year. And Movie Goers – while box office doesn’t determine quality, it’s a measure of what the audience is willing to lay down (big) bucks to see.

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The Oscars Get A Trailer

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Academy “Celebrates the Movies” as Poster Art Kicks Off Oscar® Campaign

“Whether it’s a first date or a holiday gathering with friends or family, movies are a big part of our memory,” said Academy President Tom Sherak. “The Academy Awards not only honor the excellence of these movies, but also celebrate what they mean to us as a culture and to each of us individually.”

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The Hobbit Trailer

The joy of The Hobbit!

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MCN Enter to Win: Sherlock Homes – A Game of Shadows

    The Rules: Drawing January 20, 2012 from entries received no later 5:00 p.m. on Janaury 18, 2012. You may enter once per day. One prize per person.

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Enter to Win: New Year’s Eve

 Contest Rules: Drawing January 3, 2012 from entries received no later 5:00 p.m. on January 1, 2012. You may enter once per day. One prize per person.

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Enter to Win: Happy Feet Two

    The Rules Contest Rules: Drawing December 9, 2011 from entries received no later 5:00 p.m. on December 7, 2011 You may enter once per day. One prize per person.

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J. Edgar: Enter for a chance to win!

“J. Edgar” explores the personal and public life and relationships of a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it during a life devoted to his own idea of justice, often swayed by the darker side of power. Enter to win prizes based on the film – including Clint Eastwood: 35 Films 35 Years DVD Set; a branded black messenger bag, DVDs or a J. Edgar baseball cap.

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J. Edgar Posters

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Trailering The Avengers

There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people so when we needed them they could fight the battle that we never could ….

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Puss in Boots: He is the Most Interesting Cat in the World

“Curiosity tried to kill him once, then apologized and politely left… Stay furry, my friends.”

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Old Time Ads for New Fangled Things

” Imagine if you were a citizen of the ’20s and suddenly you saw an ad for a cell phone. What would you think it was? “

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From the Archives ….

Short road safety instructional film which shows by a series of comic incidentsthe dangers of stepping off the footpath carelessly, of crossing the road at oblique angles, of “dithering” on the road, and of over-confidence. From the New Zealand National Film Unit – 1952.

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“We don’t defy the laws of physics: There are no flying men or cars in this movie. So it made sense to do it old-school: real vehicles and real human beings in the desert. We shot the movie more or less in continuity, because the cars and the characters get really banged up along the way. The biggest benefit of digital technology for me was that the cameras were smaller and much more agile, so you could put them anywhere. We also spent a huge amount of time on spatial awareness—making sure the viewer could follow the action and understand what was happening. There has to be a strong causal connection from one shot to the next, just the same way that in music, there has to be a connection from one note to the next. Otherwise it’s just noise. Too often, if you just cram a lot of stuff into the frame, you get the illusion of a fast pace. But there’s no coherence. It doesn’t flow. It comes off as headbanging music, and it can be exhausting. We storyboarded the movie before we had a script: We had 3,500 boards, which helps the cast and crew understand how everything is going to fit together. Movies are getting faster and faster. The Road Warrior had 1,200 cuts. This one has 2,700 cuts. You have to treat it like a symphony.”
~ George Miller

“I was having issues with my script for It’s All About Love, so I called Ingmar Bergman and we ended up talking about everything but the script. He said, “Well, Festen is a masterpiece, so what are you going to do now?” At that point, I had not decided if I was going to make It’s All About Love, so I answered, “Hmmm, I don’t know. Maybe this, maybe that.” There was just a long pause, and then he said, “You’re fucked.” I said, “Well, how can you know?” “Well, Thomas, you always have to decide your next movie before the movie you’re doing presently opens.” And I said, “Why is that?” “Well, two things can happen. One thing is that you fail, and then you’ll feel scared and humiliated. It’ll get into your head. Second, and even worse, you have success, and then you’ll want more of it, or you’ll want to maintain it. But if you decide on your next film while you’re in the middle of editing, it becomes a very nonchalant choice. And then it’s shorter from the heart to the hand.”
~ Thomas Vinterberg

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