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Apocalypto

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

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Apocalypto delivers. Read on:

Once thought to be the appropriate epithet for his post-mug-shot career, Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto may well represent a step toward the fallen actor-director’s resurrection.

Revisiting similar emotional and visual terrain as he did with his divisive but phenomenally successful The Passion of the Christ, Apocalypto is a period piece set in ancient times that revolves around one man’s struggle to save something of personal importance. For Jesus, the object of salvation was the entire human race. For Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood), the quest is more humble. He simply wants to save his family, and his small group of forest tribespeople, from the blunt axe and bloodlust of the Holcane warriors.

If you’re not up on your Mayan history or the timeline of human settlements on the Yucatan Peninsula, the Holcane warriors are fierce killers who serve the Mayan leader and his sacred priest by rounding up mountain-dwelling tribesmen for sacrifice.

With failing crops and a disfiguring illness claiming villagers, the Holcane warriors are working overtime to meet the demand for ritual killing, and when the film opens, Jaguar Paw and his people come face-to-face with a group of ragtag survivors.

They are in shock, and they have the vacant look of someone already half dead. Jaguar Paw’s father tells him they are sick with fear, and as a result, their fate is sealed. A few scenes later, we meet the Holcane warriors in the flesh and immediately understand the terror they inspire.

Zero Wolf (Raoul Trujillo) is the death squad leader and, thanks to his epaulets made of human mandibles and his necklace made from fragments of human skull, we can be assured he’ll figure as the central villain.

The rest of the narrative is self-sustaining: Jaguar Paw must elude capture by the Holcane, save his wife and son from certain death, and preserve his tribal way of life for future generations.

Seems simple enough, but surviving massive cultural upheaval and a climate of ambient fear is not easy — and if Apocalypto has any great thematic goals, it’s teaching its audience some timely lessons about the perils of paranoia, and the risk of non-resistance.

Jaguar Paw comes close to certain death several times over the course of this adrenalin-fuelled jaunt through the jungles of Mexico, but thanks to his manly resolve and the acceptance of his own human limitations, he refuses to fold in the face of terror.

In this way, he shares some key similarities to other Gibson heroes — including the blue-faced warrior William Wallace (Braveheart) and Jesus (Jim Caviezel in The Passion of the Christ).

Even Gibson’s pre-lapserian alter egos from the Lethal Weapon and Mad Max franchises fit under the same manly banner.

Gibson seems to enjoy watching half-naked, muscular men engage in bloodsport. Half the scenes in Apocalypto involve mano-a-mano bonding and intense violence.

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Star Wars(r) Legacy of the Force Tempest

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

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New Star Wars book, Star Wars(r) Legacy of the Force Tempest by Troy Denning.

Forty years after the Battle of Yavin a dangerous new era in the Star Wars epic begins–the revelations are shocking, the stakes desperate, and the enemy everywhere.

As civil war threatens the unity of the Galactic Alliance, Han and Leia Solo have enraged their families and the Jedi by joining the Corellian insurgents. But the Solos draw the line when they discover the rebels’ plot to make the Hapan Consortium an ally–which rests upon Hapan nobles murdering their pro-Alliance queen and her daughter.

Yet the Solos’ selfless determination to save the queen cannot dispel the inescapable consequences of their actions, that will pit mother against son and brother against sister in the battles ahead. For as Jacen Solo’s dark powers grow stronger under the Dark Jedi Lumiya, and his influence over Ben Skywalker becomes more insidious, Luke’s concern for his nephew forces him into a life-and-death struggle against his fiercest foe, and Han and Leia Solo find themselves at the mercy of their deadliest enemy . . . their son.

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Star Wars(r) Legacy of the Force Tempest

Star Wars Darth Vader #2 Model Kit – Kotobukiya


Audrey Hepburn’s Dress Gets Bucks at Auction

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

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The little black dress that Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s sells for big bucks at auction. Read on:

The little black dress that helped launch AUDREY HEPBURN and made jewelry house Tiffany’s a household name was sold for a staggering $807,000 Tuesday in London.

Christie’s auction house auctioned off the famous GIVENCHY gown worn by Audrey as she gazed longingly into the windows of the New York diamond boutique in the 1961 film, ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s.’ Auctioneers were hoping to get $138,000 at most for the frock and were thrilled by the giant bid. Proceeds will benefit India’s City of Joy Aid.

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Audrey Hepburn Celebrity Charcoal

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Perfume

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

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Synopsis:
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille (Ben Whishaw) is a perfumer with a very finely developed sense of smell who creates unique scents. When he becomes obsessed with the perfume of a girl, twelve young women are found dead. The characters evolve in the mysterious world full of intrigues and plots of the 18th Century.

Cast: Ben Whishaw, Andrés Herrera, Simon Chandler, David Calder, Richard Felix, Birgit Minichmayr; Directed by: Tom Tykwer

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Children of Men

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

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Synopsis:
Children of Men envisages a world one generation from now that has fallen into anarchy on the heels of an infertility defect in the population. The world’s youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction.

Set against a backdrop of London torn apart by violence and warring nationalistic sects, Children of Men follows disillusioned bureaucrat Theo (Owen) as he becomes an unlikely champion of Earth’s survival. When the planet’s last remaining hope is threatened, this reluctant activist is forced to face his own demons and protect her from certain peril.

Directed and co-written by acclaimed filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Y tu mamá también), Children of Men also stars Julianne Moore as the leader of an underground opposition group and Michael Caine as Jasper.

Cast: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Oana Pellea, Claire-Hope Ashitey ; Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

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In theaters December 25, 2006


Aliens Screening in Los Angeles

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

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If you are living in the Los Angeles area, you might want to check out the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences screening of Aliens.

Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Tickets for this event are available at the Academy during regular business hours, by mail (HTML or PDF format), or on the night of the screening, if still available. Please note, we do not take phone reservations or any credit cards. If ordering by mail, please remember to include a self-addressed, stamped envelope along with your personal check made out to THE ACADEMY FOUNDATION. On the day of the event, doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved.

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Aliens Screening in Los Angeles

Alien Warrior 16-inch Fully Poseable Model Kit – Hot Toys


The Bride of Frankenstein Premium Format Figure

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

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The Bride of Frankenstein Figure
Premium Format Universal Monster Figures

“I want friend like me.”
-Frankenstein

On April 22nd, 1935 James Whale’s immortal masterwork, The Bride of Frankenstein, thrilled and terrified horror fans and innocent theater-goers for the very first time. Though the monster’s mate and title character, played by Elsa Lanchester, had less than five minutes of screen time, her look was so iconic, and her impact so great, that she instantly became one of classic horror’s most recognizable characters. The Bride of Frankenstein, with her trademark lightning streaked hair, was immediately embraced as a beloved silver screen legend.

The artists at Sideshow Collectibles have lovingly brought new life to the silver screen siren as a Premium Format figure. Dressed in a flowing cloth shroud, the Bride Premium Format Figure was designed to capture the tragic creature as both the beautiful and grotesque that she represents. Her delicate but unsettling beauty has been reproduced in every detail, from the bandages covering her patchwork female form to the locks of her boldly shocked hair. The body of the figure is cast in high quality polystone, and the entire figure is hand-painted to exacting standards. Complete with an environmental display base, the Bride of Frankenstein Premium Format figure is ready to join your horror collection!

Artist(s): The Sideshow Collectibles Figure Design & Development Team

Product Type: Premium Format Figure
Product Size: 18.25″ H (464mm) x 8″ W (203mm) x 8″ D (203mm)
Est. Box Size: 24.25″ H (616mm) x 11.75″ W (298mm) x 11.5″ D (11.5mm)
Est. Product Ship Weight: 15.00 lbs (6.48 kg)

The Bride of Frankenstein Premium Format Figure – $247.00

Ships the 2nd Quarter of 2007


Tne Nativity Story

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

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The Nativity Story infuses the story of Jesus’ with humanity. Read on:

There are two kinds of religious epics at Christmas: the old-fashioned, overblown, cast-of-thousands camp classics (“Oh Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool” — Anne Baxter as Nefretiri in The Ten Commandments) and the modern, grittier recreation that comes with the kind of political and racial subtext that made The Passion of the Christ such a controversial hit.

The new epic is reverent and literal. In Mel Gibson’s vision, it’s also brutal and flirts with racism; in Catherine Hardwicke’s The Nativity Story, it’s historical and flirts only with sanctimony.

Hardwicke, of course, has the easier job. The Nativity Story, which tells of the birth of Christ, has no anti-Semitic undertones. Its Mary and Joseph are both Jewish, living in a Jewish community. The villain is King Herod, a bad guy who has no anti-defamation league to stand up for him. There is even some humour in the movie, courtesy of the three wise men, who are treated with the patronizing affection we reserve for ancient exotics and precocious children.

The Nativity Story is, in many ways, the ultimate Christmas movie. It seems aimed mostly at Hollywood’s newest audience, evangelicals, fundamentalists and also ordinary church-goers who feel left out of the usual menu of sex, violence and ironic dismissal of their religion. It strips the Christmas message of its tinsel and twinkling lights, although it adds a few curlicues of its own: the scene where Jesus is born in Bethlehem is orchestrated to the familiar choir of heavenly voices and 1,000 strings and illuminated by a star that looks like it was borrowed from a gala movie opening. The result is a tableau of kneeling shepherds, wide-eyed wise men and innocent farm animals that wouldn’t be out of place at a school pageant.

The story starts with Herod — driven to mad paranoia by the prophecy of a Messiah who will overthrow his rule — sending his men to Bethlehem to kill all the male children. It then goes back a year to Nazareth, where we meet Mary (Keisha Castle-Hughes from Whale Rider), who is betrothed to Joseph (Oscar Isaac), but becomes impregnated by a miracle from God. This causes a scandal that brings her dangerously close to being stoned to death, but Joseph believes her, and the two journey to Bethlehem for the birth.

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In theaters, December 1, 2006


 
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