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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“Let me try and be as direct as I possibly can with you on this. There was no relationship to repair. I didn’t intend for Harvey to buy and release The Immigrant – I thought it was a terrible idea. And I didn’t think he would want the film, and I didn’t think he would like the film. He bought the film without me knowing! He bought it from the equity people who raised the money for me in the States. And I told them it was a terrible idea, but I had no say over the matter. So they sold it to him without my say-so, and with me thinking it was a terrible idea. I was completely correct, but I couldn’t do anything about it. It was not my preference, it was not my choice, I did not want that to happen, I have no relationship with Harvey. So, it’s not like I repaired some relationship, then he screwed me again, and I’m an idiot for trusting him twice! Like I say, you try to distance yourself as much as possible from the immediate response to a movie. With The Immigrant I had final cut. So he knew he couldn’t make me change it. But he applied all the pressure he could, including shelving the film.”
James Gray

“I’m an unusual producer because I control the destiny of a lot of the films I’ve done. Most of them are in perfect states of restoration and preservation and distribution, and I aim to keep them in distribution. HanWay Films, which is my sales company, has a 500-film catalogue, which is looked after and tended like a garden. I’m still looking after my films in the catalogue and trying to get other people to look after their films, which we represent intellectually, to try to keep them alive. A film has to be run through a projector to be alive, unfortunately, and those electric shadows are few and far between now. It’s very hard to go and see films in a movie house. I was always involved with the sales and marketing of my films, right up from The Shout onwards. I’ve had good periods, but I also had a best period because the film business was in its best period then. You couldn’t make The Last Emperor today. You couldn’t make The Sheltering Sky today. You couldn’t make those films anymore as independent films. There are neither the resources nor the vision within the studios to go to them and say, “I want to make a film about China with no stars in it.”Then, twenty years ago, I thought, “OK, I’m going to sell my own films but I don’t want to make it my own sales company.” I wanted it to be for me but I wanted to make it open for every other producer, so they don’t feel that they make a film but I get the focus. So, it’s a company that is my business and I’m involved with running it in a certain way, but I’m not seen as a competitor with other people that use it. It’s used by lots of different producers apart from me. When I want to use it, however, it’s there for me and I suppose I’m planning to continue making all my films to be sold by HanWay. I don’t have to, but I do because it’s in my building and the marketing’s here, and I can do it like that. Often, it sounds like I’m being easy about things, but it’s much more difficult than it sounds. It’s just that I’ve been at it for a long time and there’s lots of fat and security around my business. I know how to make films, but it’s not easy—it’s become a very exacting life.”
~ Producer Jeremy Thomas