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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

Would you like to know more?

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“Chad Harbach spent ten years writing his novel. It was his avocation, for which he was paid nothing, with no guarantee he’d ever be paid anything, while he supported himself doing freelance work, for which I don’t think he ever made $30,000 a year. I sold his book for an advance that equated to $65,000 a year—before taxes and commission—for each of the years of work he’d put in. The law schools in this country churn out first-year associates at white-shoe firms that pay them $250,000 a year, when they’re twenty-five years of age, to sit at a desk doing meaningless bullshit to grease the wheels of the corporatocracy, and people get upset about an excellent author getting $65,000 a year? Give me a fucking break.”
~ Book Agent Chris Parris-Lamb On The State Of The Publishing Industry

INTERVIEWER
Do you think this anxiety of yours has something to do with being a woman? Do you have to work harder than a male writer, just to create work that isn’t dismissed as being “for women”? Is there a difference between male and female writing?

FERRANTE
I’ll answer with my own story. As a girl—twelve, thirteen years old—I was absolutely certain that a good book had to have a man as its hero, and that depressed me. That phase ended after a couple of years. At fifteen I began to write stories about brave girls who were in serious trouble. But the idea remained—indeed, it grew stronger—that the greatest narrators were men and that one had to learn to narrate like them. I devoured books at that age, and there’s no getting around it, my models were masculine. So even when I wrote stories about girls, I wanted to give the heroine a wealth of experiences, a freedom, a determination that I tried to imitate from the great novels written by men. I didn’t want to write like Madame de La Fayette or Jane Austen or the Brontës—at the time I knew very little about contemporary literature—but like Defoe or Fielding or Flaubert or Tolstoy or Dostoyevsky or even Hugo. While the models offered by women novelists were few and seemed to me for the most part thin, those of male novelists were numerous and almost always dazzling. That phase lasted a long time, until I was in my early twenties, and it left profound effects.
~ Elena Ferrante, Paris Review Art Of Fiction No. 228

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