MCN Film Docket - Archives for June, 2011

Horrible Bosses: Enter for a chance to win!

For everyone who ever dreamed of how much better life would be without a horrible boss.

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The Immortals Trailer

Greeks. Titans. Tarsem Singh.

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Trailering War Horse

Steven Spielberg’s War Horse … WWI through the journey of a horse — the sorrows, the joys, the passionate friendships and high adventures.

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Teasing Brave

Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Wise Woman for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish.

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Cowboys, Aliens & Posters

The beauty of a good poster!

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A Trailer for Griff the Invisible

There’s a superhero in all of us .. Griff, a shy and awkward office worker by day, finds escape from his ordinary life by assuming the identity of a fantastic superhero each night. Griff’s secret is jeopardized when he meets Melody, a cute but unconventional daydreamer. In the face of mounting pressure to live in the “real world,” it’s up to Melody to rescue Griff …

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Captain America’s New Poster

Not a bad look for a superhero!

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Captain America: The First Avenger

The second trailer for Captain America: The First Avenger

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Puss in Boots Theatrical Trailer

His name will become legend ….

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The Footloose Trailer

A new take on an 80s classic … Not one to bow to the status quo, Ren challenges the ban, revitalizing the town and falling in love with the minister’s troubled daughter Ariel in the process.

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The Muppets: The Official Trailer

When Walter, the world’s biggest Muppet fan, and friends Gary and Mary discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman to raze the Muppet Theater, they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater.

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Enter to Win Your Own Green Lantern Ring!

In a universe as vast as it is mysterious, an elite, powerful force has existed for centuries. Protectors of peace and justice, they are called the Green Lantern Corps. But Hal Jordan’s humanity is one weapon no member of the Corps has ever had … Win your own Green Lantern ring and other great prizes! One entry per day – remember, you gotta’ play to win!

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Girl With The Dragon Tattoo with a Trailer

The English-language adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s best-selling crime novel .. the first of the trilogy.

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Postering The Ward

John Carpenter’s The Ward – 1966. Night. As a storm approaches the North Bend Psychiatric Hospital, something unseen walks the halls …

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“When Bay keeps these absurd plot-gears spinning, he’s displaying his skill as a slick, professional entertainer. But then there are the images of motion—I hesitate to say, of things in motion, because it’s not clear how many things there are in the movie, instead of mere digital simulations of things. It doesn’t matter. What matters is that there’s a car chase through London, seen from the level of tires, that could have gone on for an hour, um, tirelessly. What matters is that the defenestrated Cade saves himself by leaping from drone to drone in midair like a frog skipping among lotus pads; that he and Vivian slide along the colossal, polished expanses of sharply tilting age-old fields of metal like luge Olympians. What matters is that, when this heroic duo find themselves thrust out into the void of inner space from a collapsing planet, it has a terrifyingly vast emptiness that Bay doesn’t dare hold for more than an instant lest he become the nightmare-master. What matters is that the enormous thing hurtling toward Earth is composed in a fanatical detail that would repay slow-motion viewing with near-geological patience. Bay has an authentic sense of the gigantic; beside the playful enormity of his Transformerized universe, the ostensibly heroic dimensions of Ridley Scott’s and Christopher Nolan’s massive visions seem like petulant vanities.”
~ Michael Bay Gives Richard Brody A Tingle

How do you see film evolving in this age of Netflix?

I thought the swing would be quicker and more violent. There have been two landmark moments in the history of French film. First in 1946, with the creation of the CNC under the aegis of Malraux. He saved French cinema by establishing the advance on receipts and support fund mechanisms. We’re all children of this political invention. Americans think that the State gives money to French films, but they’re wrong. Through this system, films fund themselves!

The other great turning point came by the hand of Jack Lang in the 1980s, after the creation of Canal+. While television was getting ready to become the nemesis of film, he created the decoder, and a specific broadcasting space between film and television, using new investments for film. That once again saved French film.

These political decisions are important. We’re once again facing big change. If our political masters don’t take control of the situation and new stakeholders like Netflix, Google and Amazon, we’re headed for disaster. We need to create obligations for Internet service providers. They can’t always be against film. They used to allow piracy, but now that they’ve become producers themselves, they’re starting to see things in a different light. This is a moment of transition, a strong political act needs to be put forward. And it can’t just be at national level, it has to happen at European level.

Filmmaker Cédric Klapisch