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MCN Film Docket - Archives for October, 2010

Dwayne Johnson Goes Faster

After 10 years in prison, Driver has a singular focus — to avenge the murder of his brother during the botched bank robbery that led to his imprisonment. Now a free man with a deadly to-do list in hand, he’s finally on his mission…but with two men on his trail — a veteran cop just days from retirement, and a young egocentric hitman with a flair for the art of killing and newfound worthy opponent. The hunter is also the hunted. It’s a do or die race to the list’s finish as the mystery surrounding his brother’s murder deepens, and new details emerge along the way hinting that Driver’s list may be incomplete.

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I Love You Phillip Morris, And Your Trailer, Too

Steven Russell leads a seemingly average life — an organ player in the local church, happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force. That is until he has a severe car accident that leads him to the ultimate epiphany: he’s gay and he’s going to live life to the fullest –even if he has to break the law to do it. Taking on an extravagant lifestyle, Steven turns to cons and fraud to make ends meet and is eventually sent to the State Penitentiary where he meets the love of his life, a sensitive, soft-spoken man named Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts him to attempt (and often succeed at) one impossible con after another.

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MCN Enter to Win: Due Date

Enter to win your own Due Date bingo set (no road trip is complete without it!), tees, hats and, of course, your own four legged road tripper.

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An Unknown Trailer

Dr. Martin Harris awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife suddenly doesn’t recognize him and another man has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired, and on the run.

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Posters in the Morning Glory

Diane Keaton and Harrison Ford as morning show anchors. Somehow works!

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Megamind: The First 5 Minutes

The fate of Metro City is threatened when a new villain arrives and chaos runs rampant, leaving everyone to wonder: Can the world’s biggest “mind” actually be the one to save the day?

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The World of Tron

The world of Tron in four tv spots – The World, Quorra, Clu and Light Cycle.

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Toy Story 3 Meets True Grit

kinda tough toy sherriff helps a stubborn young cowgirl track down her father’s murderer.

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A Tiny Furniture Trailer

A college grad returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life.

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Four Lions and a Trailer

Illuminating the war on terror through satire and farce. Four Lions proves that while terrorism may be about ideology, it’s also about idiots…

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Barney’s Version of a Trailer

The story of Barney Panofsky, a seemingly ordinary man who lives an extraordinary life. A candid confessional, told from Barney’s point of view, spanning four decades and two continents, taking us through his unusual history

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Trailering The Way Back

The based-on-fact story about soldiers who escaped from a Siberian gulag in 1940.

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It’s A Blue Valentine Trailer

The evolution of a failing marriage.

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Trailering The Tempest

In Julie Taymor’s version of ‘The Tempest,’ the gender of Prospero has been switched to Prospera. Going back to the 16th or 17th century, women practicing the magical arts of alchemy were often convicted of witchcraft. In Taymor’s version, Prospera is usurped by her brother and sent off with her four-year daughter on a ship. She ends up on an island; it’s a tabula rasa: no society, so the mother figure becomes a father figure to Miranda. This leads to the power struggle and balance between Caliban and Prospera; a struggle not about brawn, but about intellect.

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Postering 127 Hours

James Franco vs. boulder.

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Teasing The Next Three Days

Who wouldn’t love a guy willing to break his wife out of prison in order to get her out of a murder conviction….

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Trailering I Am Number Four

John is extraordinary. Three like him have already been killed … he is Number Four.

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Behind the Tangled Scenes: A Hair Raising Adventure

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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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