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

Would you like to know more?

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Kyle Buchanan: I think the deal with a lot of white, male critics is there’s a very empirical way that they write that they write their movie reviews that always puzzled me. Movies are such subjective things. Back in the day, I used to be the film critic for The Advocate, and it was really striking to me when I would go into screening rooms and I was by far the youngest. They were filled with old white men. And when you watch a film like Black Snake Moan, that’s playing with a whole lot of gender and race issues, I was like, Are like 70-year-old white men like really the sole voices that I want to hear on this movie? It just didn’t feel right.

Jen Yamato I’ve been very pleasantly surprised to see the receptions Moonlight has gotten. But one of the films that I was disappointed to see not get more traction was American Honey. I distinctly remember sitting in a screening room full of mostly older white guys and thinking during the film, How are any of them going to relate to this movie?

~ Taking On The “Old White Guys”

“I was frustrated, a bit angry even. There should be no need for winning in the arts. Awards condition people into thinking that art is a competition, that good cinema is prize-winning … that a filmmaker must win an award or two to be considered finance-worthy. It enables the slow death of many and lack of support for most. My films do not ask to be liked. In fact, my films actively seek to be disliked. It seems that I have failed at this goal. What does it mean to be political in the time of Trump… in the country of Duterte? I dedicate the film to all the outsiders of the world: kids, midgets, freaks, paralytics, prostitutes, scoundrels. These are my people. I make outsider films that talk about the pain and joy of not belonging, of always being on the outside peering in.”
~ Prolific Philippines Filmmaker Khavn de la Cruz On Getting A Prize From Geneva Int’l Film Fest