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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“I don’t really believe in guilty pleasures. I like to subscribe to Susan Sontag’s thought of no highs and lows. I think dismissing popular culture and popular films can be really dangerous because they may seem innocuous, but some are works of art and even when they’re not they can say so much about the culture that they’re reflecting. This also gets into the idea of canon. What is good and isn’t good? Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about that. Specifically, who writes these canons? Mainly, straight white guys — which basically rigs the system. So, if you have a knowledge of female filmmakers, queer filmmakers, African or Asian filmmakers, some people won’t give them the same culture capital. They’ll say, “Oh, that’s nice niche knowledge.” No, it’s not. You’re just seeing it through the prism of something white and male. Like Shonda Rhimes’ ‘Scandal.’ I love that show, but is it a guilty pleasure because it’s a soap on TV? No. I think it has incredible writing, incredible thought and characters, so we should take it seriously. That’s a long-winded answer to say, “Yes, I love Titanic.” I was 10 years old when it came out and my mom took me to see it three times. I was so obsessed with it. A big thanks to my mom who’ll never get those nine hours of her life back.”
~ Toronto Int’l Programmer and Critic Kiva Reardon

“A lot of us felt blindsided,” Van Vliet told me. In the seventies, Van Vliet was drafted out of film school by Industrial Light & Magic, where he worked on The Empire Strikes Back and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Now 62 and semi-retired, he said, “Once you get into your fifties, you’re pretty disposable.” Van Vliet was in the middle of reviewing DVD screeners before casting his Oscar votes, a process he estimated would take a hundred and twenty hours. “The Academy is essentially asking us to give them three weeks of labor, and then they’re going to take our results, put them into a ceremony, and sell it,” he said, referring to the seventy-five million dollars that the organization earns from the television broadcast. “Then they’re turning around and kicking us in the teeth.”
~ “Shakeup At The Oscars”