Release date: Friday March 19, 2010 Genre: Comedy Director: Thor Freudenthal Studio: 20th Century Fox Screenplay: Jackie Filgo, Jeff Filgo, Gabe Sachs, Jeff Judah Producer(s): Nina Jacobson, Bradford Simpson Cast: Zachary Gordon, Robert Capron, Rachael Harris, Steve Zahn, Devon Bostick, Chloë Grace Moretz, Grayson Russell Official Site:diaryofawimpykidmovie.com Rating:PG for For some rude humor and language. Runtime: 2 hours Available film art:Diary of A Wimpy Kid movie posters
Synopsis To Greg Heffley (Zachary Gordon), middle school is the dumbest idea ever invented. It’s a place rigged with hundreds of social landmines, not the least of which are morons, wedgies, swirlies, bullies, lunchtime banishment to the cafeteria floor—and a festering piece of cheese with nuclear cooties. To survive the never-ending ordeal and attain the recognition and status he feels he so richly deserves, Greg devises an endless series of can’t-miss schemes, all of which, of course, go awry. And he’s getting it all down on paper, via a diary—”it’s NOT a diary, it’s a journal!” Greg insists, preferring the less-sissyfied designation—filled with his opinions, thoughts, tales of family trials and tribulations, and (would-be) schoolyard triumphs. “One day when I’m famous,” writes Greg, “I’ll have better things to do than answer peoples’ stupid questions all day.” So was born the Wimpy Kid’s diary.
Based on the best-selling illustrated novel “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by Jeff Kinney.
Release date: Friday June 25, 2010 Genre: Comedy Director: Dennis Dugan Studio: Columbia Pictures Screenplay: Adam Sandler, Fred Wolf Producer(s): Jack Giarraputo, Adam Sandler Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maria Bello, Maya Rudolph Official Site:grownups-movie.com Rating:Not yet rated Available film art:Grown Ups movie posters
Synopsis Thirty years after graduating from high school, five former basketball teammates gather at the lake house where they celebrated their biggest victory to mourn the passing of their late coach. Over the course of the Fourth of July weekend, the five friends realize that just because they’ve all grown up and started families doesn’t mean that they’ve lost that old spark. Adulthood is what you make of it, and no one at the lake house is eager to be the grown-up of the gang. Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, and Rob Schneider star in a film written by Sandler and Fred Wolf, and directed by Dennis Dugan (I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan). Maria Bello, Salma Hayek, and Maya Rudolph co-star.
Synopsis: Few characters have made as powerful or as lasting an impression on international popular culture as Astro Boy. The little robot first appeared in 1951 as a character in the celebrated artist and animator Osamu Tezuka’s legendary manga(Japanese comic book) and became an instant icon. He was subsequently featured as the star of his own television series in both black-and white and in color, eventually airing in over 40 countries. Astro Boy created the standard for a new form of animation that has become world famous as anime.
Now for the first time, Astro Boy will be brought to life on the big screen. Created with breathtaking computer animation from Imagi Studios, the film Astro Boy is a thrilling tale of a true hero. The film is set to debut in theaters on October 23, 2009.
Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist named Dr. Tenma (Nicolas Cage). Powered by positive “blue” energy, Astro Boy (Freddie Highmore) is endowed with super strength, x-ray vision, unbelievable speed and the ability to fly. Embarking on a journey in search of acceptance, Astro Boy encounters many other colorful characters along the way. Through his adventures, he learns the joys and emotions of being human, and gains the strength to embrace his destiny. Ultimately learning his friends and family are in danger, Astro Boy marshals his awesome super powers and returns toMetro City in a valiant effort to save everything he cares about and to understand what it means to be a hero.
Cast: Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage, Bill Nighy, Freddie Highmore, Donald Sutherland, Eugene Levy, Matt Lucas, Nathan Lane, Madeline Carroll, Sterling Beaumon; Directed by: David Bowers
Did You Hear About the Morgans?
Synopsis: Romantic-comedy regulars Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker finally unite in this fish-out-of-water laugher. The actors play Paul and Meryl Morgan, a Manhattan couple whose marriage is in danger. But it turns out all they may need is a change of scenery: when the Morgans witness a murder and are sent by the government to small-town Wyoming to hide from the killers, their marriage shows signs of recovery. DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE MORGANS? also stars Sam Elliott, Mary Steenburgen, and Elisabeth Moss.
Cast: Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sam Elliott, Mary Steenburgen, Elisabeth Moss, Michael Kelly; Directed by: Marc Lawrence
Synopsis: Raizo is one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Taken from the streets as a child, he was transformed into a trained killer by the Ozunu Clan, a secret society whose very existence is considered a myth. But haunted by the merciless execution of his friend by the Clan, Raizo breaks free from them…and vanishes. Now he waits, preparing to exact his revenge. In Berlin, Europol agent Mika Coretti has stumbled upon a money trail linking several political murders to an underground network of untraceable assassins from the Far East. Defying the orders of her superior, Ryan Maslow, Mika digs into top secret agency files to learn the truth behind the murders. Her investigation makes her a target, and the Ozunu Clan sends a team of killers, led by the lethal Takeshi, to silence her forever. Raizo saves Mika from her attackers, but he knows that the Clan will not rest until they are both eliminated. Now, entangled in a deadly game of cat and mouse through the streets of Europe, Raizo and Mika must trust one another if they hope to survive…and finally bring down the elusive Ozunu Clan.
Cast: Rain, Naomie Harris, Ben Miles, Sho Kosugi, Rick Yune; Directed by: James McTeigue
The Fourth Kind
Synopsis: In 1972, a scale of measurement was established for alien encounters. The final level, abduction, was classified as the fourth kind. This encounter has been the most difficult to document… until now. In modern-day Nome, Alaska, a disproportionate number of the population has been reported missing every year. Despite multiple FBI investigations of the region, the truth has never been discovered. Psychologist Dr. Abigail Tyler began videotaping sessions with traumatized patients and unwittingly discovered some of the most disturbing evidence of alien abduction ever documented.
Cast: Milla Jovovich, Elias Koteas, Will Patton, Hakeen Kae Kazim; Directed by: Olatunde Osunsanmi
The Princess and the Frog
Synopsis: Disney returns to its roots with a fresh twist on the Frog Prince fairy tale, set in the the mystical, magical bayous of Louisiana. Tiana is a hardworking young woman determined to fulfill her father’s dream of owning an elegant New Orleans supper club. When Naveen, a handsome prince arrives in town looking for romance, the evil Dr. Facilier hatches a nefarious plot and turns Naveen into a frog. A kiss from Tiana should return him to his true form, but she is instead transformed into a frog herself! The pair must travel into the heart of the bayou to find the priestess who can reverse the curse in order to find their “happily ever after.”
Cast: Anika Noni Rose, Oprah Winfrey, Keith David, Jenifer Lewis, John Goodman, Terrence Howard, Jim Cummings; Directed by: Ron Clements, John Musker
Synopsis THE HOT TICKET BRINGS KENNY CHESNEY TO THE MULTIPLEX WITH 3-D DIGITAL PRESENTATIONS OF KENNY CHESNEY: SUMMER IN 3D.
CULVER CITY, Calif., November 9, 2009—Kenny Chesney, the biggest ticket-seller of this century in any musical genre, has wrapped his latest concert tour, the Sun City Carnival. This coming spring, Sony Pictures Releasing’s special programming division, The Hot Ticket, will take audiences for another ride. For a limited engagement beginning in April 2010 in movie theatres nationwide, Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D, will give fans the chance to live the fun, the friends, the songs and the moments that make Kenny Chesney the must-see concert experience to kickoff the summer season.
With Chesney taking off the summer of 2010 from his hard core touring schedule, millions of fans can still experience the magic and thrills of his high energy performance, this time up close and as never seen before in Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D.
Commenting on the announcement, Rory Bruer, president of Worldwide Distribution for Sony Pictures Releasing, said, “Kenny Chesney is one of the most popular performers in the world, so we thought he was a great choice for a Hot Ticket presentation. If you’re a diehard Kenny Chesney fan who just couldn’t get close enough this past summer, or even if you did and want to live those songs and fun again, even closer, Kenney Chesney: Summer in 3D is the perfect way to experience the intensity even closer than the front row.”
Chesney added, “It was an amazing — and at times scary — experience to have cameras that close, in the air, in a blimp… cause they’re everywhere. But when you see what this film captures… well, even for me, who’s in the eye of the storm, I was taken aback! It has all the energy, all the thrills and even better focus on some of the most rocking nights I can imagine. If you see this, you’ve seen me in a way I’ve never been seen…”
Chesney is the most popular live music act of the 21st century, having sold over one million tickets in each of the past 8 summers and selling out stadiums in Boston, Seattle, Detroit, Philadelphia, Chicago, and San Francisco. The 4-time and reigning Country Music Association and 4-consecutive Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year has sold over 35 million records and notched 19 #1 hits, including “When the Sun Goes Down,” “Beer in Mexico,” “Living in Fast Forward,” “Summertime,” “Young,” “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven,” “Who You’d Be Today,” “Never Wanted Nothing More,” and “Anything but Mine,” among many others. GREATEST HITS II, which debuted at #1 has already yielded the recent #1 hit “Out Last Night” and “I’m Alive,” a duet with Dave Matthews, which is currently residing in Country’s Top Ten.
The 3D footage for the movie was shot over six nights in five locations—Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Seattle, Foxboro, and Indianapolis—using a total of 22 3D camera rigs. The rigs included state-of-the-art systems from 3ality Digital, which were outfitted with Sony 1500-series professional digital cameras. 3ality Digital’s advanced, fully-automated 3D camera systems are known for their sub-pixel image alignment and ability to adjust shots dynamically, making them well-suited for live events such as concerts and sports. The high image quality also reduces time spent in post-production, making immersive, 3D filmmaking no more difficult than 2D production.
Joe Thomas, director of the film, added, “Kenny is an incredible talent, whose live shows define what the concert experience should be about. This 3D movie, its production, and the access that Kenny gave to our cameras, will give his fans an unprecedented opportunity to see, up close, the true strength of this man’s attraction to the millions that have seen him live.”
For further information and to purchase tickets for Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D, please visit www.TheHotTicket.net.
Hey “Twilight” fans! The Twilight Saga: Eclipse official trailer is finally here. Well, the movie arrives in theaters everywhere on June 30th, so this is early. There will be plenty more of these trailers as the release date inches ever nearer. Enjoy and check out Robert Pattinson in the romance drama, “Remember Me” this weekend.
These are the movies opening in wide release this, Friday: “Green Zone” (starring Matt Damon), “Our Family Wedding” (starring Forest Whitaker and America Ferrara) and “Remember Me” (Starring Robert Pattinson).
Synopsis: Matt Damon and director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, United 93) re-team for their latest electrifying thriller in “Green Zone,” a film set in the chaotic early days of the Iraqi War when no one could be trusted and every decision could detonate unforeseen consequences.
Cast: Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Amy Ryan, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Isaacs, Khalid Abdalla; Director: Paul Greengrass
Our Family Wedding
Synopsis: Described as a clash-of-cultures comedy, the story centers on two overbearing fathers (Whitaker, Mencia) who must put aside their differences to plan the wedding of their son and daughter (Ferrera) in less than two weeks.
Cast: Forest Whitaker, America Ferrera, Carlos Mencia, Regina King, Lance Gross, Charlie Murphy; Director: Rick Famuyiwa
Infused with humor and romance, “Remember Me” tells the unforgettable love story of two young people who learn how important it is to love passionately and live loudly everyday of one’s life.
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Tate Ellington, Ruby Jerins, Pierce Brosnan; Director: Allen Coulter
Harrison Ford may be back, whip in tow, as Indiana Jones. The actor told the BBC that he, Spielberg and Lucas have come with the bones of an idea for the fifth instalment in the Indy franchise.
He said: “Steven and George and I are sort of agreed on a germ of an idea and we’re seeing what comes of it.”
Explaining the trio’s working methods, he said, “The process works like this: We come to some basic agreement and then George goes away for a long time and works on it. Then Steven and I get it in some form, some embryonic form. Then if we like it we start working with George on it and at some point down the line it’s ready and we do it.”
Paramount would doubtless like Ford and Co. to get a move on, seeing as the previous Indy-instalment Kingdom of the Crystal Skull made almost $800m worldwide.
Assuming a sequel is greenlit and takes a couple of years to make, Ford would be 70-years-old by the time Indy 5 hits cinema screens.
Hear that increasingly loud thumping sound? That’s the collective heartbeat of females everywhere racing as The Twilight Saga: Eclipse approaches. The movie’s release is still several months away, but Twilighters of all sexes and species (human, werewolf, vampire, etc.) are already foaming at the mouth. Maybe you haven’t aligned yourself with Team Edward or Team Jacob. And maybe you haven’t kept up with every Eclipse detail. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
In Eclipse, Bella Swan once again finds herself surrounded by danger as the city of Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all, she’s forced to choose between her love for Edward Cullen and her friendship with Jacob Black — knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the struggle between vampire and werewolf. With graduation quickly approaching, Bella is confronted with the most important decision she’s ever made: life or death.
The film began shooting in mid-August under the direction of David Slade (30 Days of Night, Hard Candy); he takes over the reigns from Chris Weitz. Slade worked from a script by returning scribe Melissa Rosenberg, which was of course based on Stephenie Meyer’s bestselling book. Principle photography officially wrapped on October 29.
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner will reprise their roles as Bella, Edward and Jacob.
Several new actors are joining the Twilight family including Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria. Howard replaces actress Rachelle Lefevre who played the character in the previous movies. Also new are Xavier Samuel as Riley, Catalina Sandino Moreno as Maria, Jack Huston as Royce King, Julia Jones as Leah, BooBoo Stewart as Seth, and Jodelle Ferland as Bree.
Continuing in the series as members of the Cullen family are Ashley Greene as Alice, Peter Facinelli as Carlisle, Elizabeth Reaser as Esme, Kellan Lutz as Emmett, Nikki Reed as Rosalie, and Jackson Rathbone as Jasper. Billy Burke also returns as Charlie Swan. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is filming on location in Vancouver, BC.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse brings back members of the Quileute Indian Nation; the classmates of Bella and Edward; and the legendary Volturi, a venerable coven of vampires who weigh and impose the laws of the vampire world. A cast list for film appears at the end of this document.
Eclipse will be the first movie in the series to be presented in IMAX. So, if you’ve ever wanted to drink in the majestic sight of a five-story high Robert Pattinson, well… here’s your chance!
The fourth and final installment in the series, Breaking Dawn, may start shooting as early as this spring. Word on the street is that Summit is mulling splitting the flick into two parts.
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse hits North American movie theaters on June 30, 2010.
For all you Twihards out there in need of a handy cast reference guide, print this out and keep it close to your heart:
Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen Taylor Lautner as Jacob Black
Ashley Greene as Alice Cullen Peter Facinelli as Dr. Carlisle Elizabeth Reaser as Esme Cullen Kellan Lutz as Emmett Cullen Nikki Reed as Rosalie Hale Jackson Rathbone as Jasper Hale
Chaske Spencer as Sam Uley Bronson Pelletier as Jared Alex Meraz as Paul Kiowa Gordon as Embry Call Tyson Houseman as Quil Ateara
Gil Birmingham as Billy Black Tinsel Korey as Emily
Bryce Dallas Howard as Victoria
Cameron Bright as Alec Charlie Bewley as Demetri Daniel Cudmore as Felix Dakota Fanning as Jane
Additional Returning Cast Members:
Billy Burke as Charlie Swan Sarah Clarke as Renee Dwyer Anna Kendrick as Jessica Michael Welch as Mike Christian Serratos as Angela Justin Chon as Eric
New Cast Members:
Xavier Samuel as Riley Catalina Sandino Moreno as Maria Jack Huston as Royce King Julia Jones as Leah Clearwater BooBoo Stewart as Seth Clearwater Jodelle Ferland as Bree