Now DreamWorks has its own "Ice Age"! However, without ice and mammoths, but with a family of colorful cavemen and beautiful flora and fauna. The story about this family has pleasantly surprised: it is dynamic, fun, energetic, cheerful, and so on in the same vein, in a word, is not boring.
Thanks to Chris Sanders the cartoon "Croods" is incredibly fun to watch. It is fascinating! So much so that the number of wild punches just stop paying attention. Authors were able to present all of this, so that even in adults there is no hint of irritation.
However, all children and adults will be busy contemplating the beautiful: "Croods" even by the standards of Hollywood titans is very colorful cartoon. Prehistoric jungle beasts with the absurd, forbidding rocks and parched deserts, majestic mountains, vast fields and at the snack heroes visit, we can say, the roof of the world. And most importantly - all the bright colors do not climb into the eyes from the screen, yelling excitedly about what they are colorful and almost fragrant. Beautiful just enough so that it is admire and create the desire to close tired eyes.
When the number of bright colors and shades on the screen starts to go off-scale, the characters get into a bit of gorges, caves or labyrinth. They, too, are fine, but they have a different charm, dark and cold. And so - throughout the film skips on a mad family of incredible locations, as if everything was not in ancient times on Earth, and not so long ago on a very, very distant planet. Which has a great future.
The authors do not forget about the humor! Some moments, mostly in one way or another, affect the militant and conservative (and creative) father of the family, are able to really laugh not only and not as many children as their adult companions. Not behind them and beasts, sometimes carnivorous, sometimes - not very much, but always original. Not to mention the hairy-clawed local satellite - a sort of a small and delicate, and most importantly - funny animal, another sign of a successful Hollywood cartoon.
Unbridled joy that seeks to please the greatest number of people. Celebration of life in the neolithic period, which all are invited. All in all, a wonderful way to spend time - even if you have no children to watch this cartoon.
The producers of the upcoming series on CBS “Under the Dome”, based on the novel by Stephen King, gave a brief interview at the festival WonderCon, which will help us to understand what can we expect from the series with Mike Vogel, Dean Norris and Rochelle Lefevre in the lead roles.
In the series, which will premiered on June 24, a small New England town is suddenly cut off from the rest of the world a huge transparent dome. By pressing problems (shrinking supplies, how to get out of the damn thing) soon added personal conflicts. But this is not all. Let’s see what say producers of the show.
The series will differ from the book
Vaughn said the King gave them a blessing to create beyond the book. "He told us that we can use the book as a starting point. To use characters, plots, but were not afraid to add something new. During one of his visits to the writers' room King expressed support for those changes, for which, as I thought he job me"- joked Vaughn.
This is not “Lost”, but we will try to take all the best of the “Lost”
Though in “Under the Dome” will be engaged many graduates as Lost on one side of the camera (Jeff Fahey, who played Frank Lapidus, will play the sheriff in the pilot), and on the other. "The main thing to stay ourselves and create a unique show," - said Bender. But Vaughn added that this does not mean that they would not borrow a couple of ideas. "After Lost there were many series, promised not to repeat its mistakes. So where are those series now? So we will try to take all the best of the Lost. "In particular this applies to characters”, explained Wong. "Our goal - to create characters that will be central to the plot, and thus will complement it. Each week, the characters will get a chance to show you who they are, "- said Lefevre.
This is not a post-apocalyptic TV series
"If there was a dome over Los Angeles, the apocalypse would not come," - explained Bender. “Under the Dome” will talk about chaos going on, and one of the main players on this stage will be the character Big Jim (Dean Norris), a trader of cars, which decides to use the situation and apply the rule over the city. "Dome gives some people (Big Jim is one of them) the opportunity to feel like a dictator and get unlimited power, because they are cut off from the world and nobody can stop them," - said Norris.
Behind it all is a science
"We try not to lose touch with reality," - said Bayer. He described how their team consulted with real scientists about the dome (what can pass through it, its size). When King acquainted with their findings, he gave wise advice: "He paused, and said that it is better just to think out something!" - told Vaughn.
They know what the outcome of series
The first season consists of 13-minute episodes, and in the book there are more than one thousand pages, so producers are hoping for a long life of the series. "But when the end would not come, we are planning a final, which will be different from the book - said Vaughn. - This is a very interesting and unexpected series finale, I think. "
The premiere of trailer of the series is ready, enjoy!
Chinese film "Tai Chi 0", shown out of competition, has not caused a furore among highbrow critics, but the attention of the festival audience. Battle and cheerful picture is the first part of a trilogy, and the sequel comes out in October. They wanted to make movies about kung fu with new dimension that they perfectly succeeded.
Venice loves Asia. Perhaps even more than all the other festivals. Two years ago, the painting "Detective Dee and the Mystery of the ghost flame" was a favorite of the critics, and last year, "Silver Lion" for Best Director of Photography got drama "People Mountain People Sea" Tsai Shantszyunyu. "Volpi Cup" for best actress last year took away the Chinese Dinny Yip for her role in the film "The Simple Life." We can recall the two "Golden Lions" Zhang Yimou for "Qiu Ju goes to court" and for "Not one less", as well as on the recent "Lion" Jia Chzhanke for "Still Life."
This year, the Hong Kong director Peter Chan, who shot such films as "The Eye", "Leaders" and "Swordtails" became part of the main competition jury. But competition among the paintings on the Lido very warmly received "Pieta" by Kim Ki-Duk.
The Chinese film industry has earned in 2011 a considerable sum of 17.8 billion yuan (2.8 billion dollars) and, apparently, in 2012, will bring even more. In this case, there are still strict conditions for hire of foreign films: by law there can only show 20 foreign films a year. Quota is tough, but, as they say in Hollywood, does not relax and makes us look for new forms of promotion of their projects.
Meanwhile, Chinese moviemakers are going to break into the Western market. Movie like "Tai Chi 0" can contribute promotion of Asian cinema of modern Western youth. The film was shot with the latest technology, the special effects are not inferior to American blockbusters, and the action, though, and takes place in the distant past, is racing at full speed. How long have you seen a steampunk in the Chinese movie?
Long ago, one woman has born a boy with an unusual little horn on his head. If Lu Chan (or as they call him Ugly) - was the name of the protagonist - to knock on the horn, he gains incredible strength and becomes invincible. However, there is one thing: the horn gradually darkens, and as predicted by the doctor when it will be black, Lu Chan die. The guy really wants to learn kung-fu and on the advice of the same doctor went to Chen village where all residents are fluent in martial arts. Overcoming the hard way, Lu Chan comes to the village only to find out: he is not happy.
Lu Chan, seeking for master Chen, meets a cute girl Yuniyang and her fists. The fight is watched an elderly man, and notes that the guy has potential. It turns out that Lu Chan brilliantly copies all traffic rivals, but can not fend them competently. Self-taught as a hero has no idea that his mysterious patron is the famous master Chen.
Meanwhile, one of the villagers, young Fang Zing, returns from London and wants to bring the benefits of civilization to the village. But a demonstration of electricity almost ends in disaster, and the people disperse. Angered Fang bribes officials to pave allowed through the village railway. One morning near the village there is a huge monster. It can sweep the house, if the residents continue to resist progress. But in the way of a huge machine gets Lu Chan.
At some point, the villagers will defend themselves from the attacking troops with fruits and vegetables.
Director Stephen Fung inspired Hollywood westerns and visually rich movies like "300". To breathe new life into the genre of classic historical films about martial arts, Fung appealed to Japanese animation and video games, from which borrowed some tricks of cool animating screen action.
Young Arthur Kipps London lawyer (Daniel Radcliffe), after his wife died in childbirth falls into depression, which is detrimental to his career. His last chance - a trip to the estate of IL March somewhere in East Anglia. The estate is located in the swamps, on a piece of land, which becomes an island in the tide - a perfect trap, which promptly gets Kipps. Local residents, including attorney Jerome (Tim MakMullan), Kipps trying to send back to London, local moneybags Daly (Kyaran Hinds), by contrast, helps a visitor. Meanwhile, in the house are found ghosts and in the town - dying children, and Kipps tries to understand the dark secrets of IL March.
Of course, the main advantage and disadvantage of "Women in Black" is that it is a film with Daniel Radcliffe. "The boy who survived," became a young man who tries to prove that on the role of Harry Potter his career is not over. In this sense, a trip to Il Marsh - and his chance, though, of course, not the last. Radcliffe switches all over the viewer's attention, but it is worth to his credit, kept a stiff upper lip - by the middle of the picture you forget about Harry Potter and watch Arthur Kipps.
"The Woman in Black" - a picture in which the plot is secondary, but the entourage is primary. The plot of the thriller, say so, is plain, but the film is shot beautifully, rich in fine detail, provided with excellent music, Marco Beltrami ("Scream," "Resident Evil" and so on), and pretty scary. Yes, the techniques, which enjoys full swing producer, have become classics, but the operator Tim Maurice-Jones (who shot classics Guy Ritchie) plays them with great skill. Rightfully deserve applause and artists who have made a picture juicy, dark and truly unforgettable - it wants to stare, it attracts your attention, because the next "Boo!" is particularly impressive.
Another plus, in my opinion - "child" rating. In the film, there is almost no blood or terrible monsters, it is aesthetic, it even can be called intelligent. All evidence of good taste makers.
"The Woman in Black" - a classic example of stories about ghosts, horror, and combining certain theatricality, it is in the tradition of gothic novels. Even if the main role is not starred Daniel Radcliffe, "Woman in Black" could be recommended, including, and not lovers of the genre.
Indian filmmaker Tarsus Singh gave his adaptation of the infamous tale, trying to maintain a balance between comedy and drama. In the picture there are funny moments of dark elements of the plot, giving a very fresh look at history, we all know very well.
An evil queen wants to love the beautiful Prince, expelling Snow White from the palace. But the girl is not from timid. Her allies are funny gnomes and robbers, but a goal - revenge and restore justice.
Julia Roberts in the role of the Evil Queen, which is almost the best actress in Hollywood and is simply delicious. So much so that even though it is essentially a secondary character in the film, she is still possible to chain almost all of the viewer's attention. She can be as fun, with an innocent smile, and cruel and ruthless. Even in scenes with humor the audience does not leave the impression that the Queen is very dangerous. If you do not believe that Julia Roberts is able to portray the villain, then you'll be pleasantly surprised and impressed by her acting.
The role of Snow White, whose "hair, is black as night" and "skin as white as snow" went to Lily Collins - a young actress with a relatively small track record (she played in "Shepherd" and "Pursuit"), but despite this, she played her character very convincingly, and thanks to some new plot moves almost helped us to show Snow White on the other side. In her attempt to take revenge on the queen, she learned to fence and climb trees better than any actor who played Tarzan.
Generally, some may not like that adaptation is very different from the original source. As such, the fact that the gnomes here are not just hard workers, and a gang of thieves, who were engaged in pious deeds are not, or what the Queen wanted to poison Snow White was not because of her alien beauty. But these innovations and make watching the movie even more interesting. Indeed, sometimes very boring to know in advance that eventually will happen in the next scene.
In the visualization of scenes Tarsus Singh always had good result, it is enough to recall his psychological thriller "The Cage". Surreal colors incredibly beautiful costumes and the atmosphere is present here, but all in moderation. The director does not let himself get carried away, as Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland," which was a great picture, but still more "picture of Tim Burton's" rather than adaptation of Lewis Carroll tale. Here you can feel the original Grimm's fairy tales with just the free interpretation of the director on some of the events. In particular, peculiar, and some Indian films.
Outcome. A remarkable example of comedy, fantasy and drama. All elements of the film run very smoothly, help you get from watching a real pleasure. He just hit a key positive. The picture does not claim the title of a masterpiece, but only leaves a good impression.
The boy orphan Hugo lives in a small room in the Paris train station. All day long he was watching undergoing people, where everyone has their own thoughts, feelings and goals, whether it's florist, head of the station cafe with a cute little dog in her arms, a librarian or a lame stationmaster. Only occasionally Hugo secretly sneaks through the crowd and the smoke from the arriving train to find some food and, most importantly, find the missing parts of a very mysterious invention, which once he with his father found in the walls of the city museum.
Before us is a wonderful story where the boy with beautiful blue eyes, innocent, was a link between past and present, between reality and dreams. In this case, filled with fairy-tale movie, where the word fairy tale ends just as the opening credits end, we learn from the inside of what it means to lose something that truly love, and most importantly how to fix within a internal clock mechanism, which lacks only a couple of parts to restore its once-forgotten "I". It's easy slyness of the director with the children's hopes and disappointments, under cover of a Christmas tale, the audience dipped into a thin story about people who love what for them was the meaning of life. No wonder more than once spend an internal parallel with the Polish animated short film "Cinema", which lasts only 12 minutes, but with these minutes reveal the hopes and dreams of a man who puts his life into something that truly loves - in the movies.
Everyone remembers and knows the Lumiere brothers, but how many remember and know those of others who stood at the sources, developed the first steps in making a real run with a distance of "The Future". This film Martin Scorsese removed for all those who love the movie wholeheartedly, as if each shot bringing tribute to all those who once upon a time gave people an opportunity to plunge into something unforgettably beautiful. Something great, thanks to which we can dream, idealize, admire, feel illusion, disappointed, afraid to wait for a happy ending and just keep what each of us dearly. Keep time!
The Tower - a luxury residential skyscraper in downtown of New York. The average cost of an apartment there is about 5.6 million dollars. "The Tower" just bustles with cameras and is full of support staff, whose main task - taking care of skyscraper inhibitors. Penthouse of the "Tower" is occupied by one of the largest financiers of America, Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda). Once, at the request of the manager Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller) passed into the hands of Shaw taking care of the pension fund of all employees.
But the financier was not the most honest man that had tried to prove the FBI at the legislative level, but the court was very humane in respect of its influential "client". So a good amount of dollars turned out to be unattainable for ordinary people to altitude. And that's why people had been deceived to solve their own problems in the spirit of the old and kind Robin Hood (which, incidentally, the film does not forget to mention).
The comedy is spiced with bright and colorful characters that make up the backbone of the whole picture, creates exactly atmosphere that captivates the audience of "Tower heist". A welcoming, pleasant atmosphere of mutual support and passion that forces people sitting in the hall alternately laugh, empathize and enjoy the characters on the screen is surprisingly alive and real, in a fit of despair, uniting their forces to the unequal struggle against a common enemy. Incidentally, this is great inspiration, and do not share the joy of the characters in the film successful isolation is simply unrealistic.
In "Tower Heist" the hero of Murphy, with all his flightiness and cunning, with all his improvisation is a kind of counterbalance to the hero of Stiller, prudently, and most of the time, concentrated. Charming, even though some offenses (not to mention his principal "profession"). Needless to say that a good half of the humor in the film is revolve around him.
True, there are some logical inconsistencies, but so slight that you remember about them just as you get home. And, even though they, Happy End does not seem far-fetched, and quite a plausible, and seemingly, a sad little note, which gives it all a bit more realism, not depressing. Rather, it was still too small, which, however, the film does not hurt.
Studio 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment company asked Tim Burton to design and make a film on the book by Ransom Riggs' "Miss Peregrine House for special children". The film rights of the original novel were acquired in the spring of this year.
Jacob passed his childhood under the grandfather's stories about a shelter for unusual children. Among its residents a girl who knew how to handle fire, the girl whose feet do not touch the ground, invisible boy, and the twins, who were able to communicate without words. When the grandfather dies, 16-year-old Jacob receives a mysterious letter and sent to the island where his grandfather grew up. There he finds the children who had seen only in photographs.
The book has many pictures that are simply being asked to come to life on the screen under the direction of the chief specialist of Hollywood. It is interesting that Burton did not work with studio Fox after the failure of his staging of "Planet of the Apes." When the director was asked if he would like to shoot the sequel, Tim replied, "I better get out of the window." But now Fox released "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" by Timur Bekmambetov, where Burton was listed as producer, so it is likely that the relationship with Tim has been changed.
Now Tim Burton directs putting the finishing touches on the painting "The dark shadow," which premiered on 10 May, well in the autumn of next year, on the screens will be released an animated film "Frankenweenie" based on the eponymous short film of director.
Trailer for the book is as follows:
The main character, Will Salas (Justin Timberlake), by reason of his own boundless generosity (apparently, he grafted his father) saves the wealthy Henry Hamilton (Matthew Bomer) from the "watchmen" - micro-analog of organized crime, not very good people who steal people's time. But it turns out that Hamilton himself, who is 105 years old, not eager to move on, because it just so bored with the seemingly fascinating process. Omitting some details, our hero, the other day, who lost mother (Olivia Wilde), resulting gets 116 years and the money, goes to the city center, the seat of power and time of the haves, the desire to be burnt by the justice and years of life to the masses.
Oh yeah, almost forgot - he's learned the truth, that, say, it is enough time for everybody. Just greedy grabbers snickering do not want to share, because the "immortality is chosen lives of ordinary people."
In short, "In Time" is suffering from a variety of details relating to the main logical component of the film. But there is a painting and one major drawback - it is completely filled up the idea. The idea, apparently, was not just good - it was beautiful. With such a plot it will be able to catch few important awards. But, certainly good attempt to combine dynamism with philosophical delights, Niccol, as often happens when chasing two hares at, stayed out of work.
But let's leave buried meaning under the weight of traffic. Another thing that is unpleasant affects in "Time" - a terrifying absence of thorough the world, which naturally leads to a decrease in believability. In addition to the unusual currency, the only thing that separates what is happening on the screen of what is happening in real life - is the speed of gait characters in different parts of the city. Alas, but that's all. Honestly, I really expected to see the future, with a capital letter. No, I do not mean flying cities and teleportation station, I mean pretty much what it was in "I, Robot" Alex Proyas, "Equilibrium" by Kurt Wimmer, or at least in the "Island" by Michael Bay. At least some little futuristic drop. Yes, even to design cars have changed, so we should not dream of transforming the characters around the world!
Fortunately, the film is stretched in places on its actors. This is, first of all, Justin Timberlake, again proving his acting worth. We can not, however, call his game very different, sometimes he exaggerates the drama, but does his role as it is more than worthy. Another is "tractor" can be named Cillian Murphy, who plays a conditional antagonist, a faithful guardian of their work time.
In spite of its infinite potential, "Time" is not an outstanding film, which boasts perhaps that its eyeballs. Completely bungled idea, ending mess of Robin Hood and our refined version of Bonnie and Clyde, to the finale was unscrupulously ousted sluggish action.
Today on the screen has come another attempt of successfully used glamour of the 60s. Let's see if the new TV series will be luckier than "The Playboy Club".
Passion, jealousy, espionage ... They are capable fror anything, even at an altitude of 10,000 feet. Style of 60, the energy and excitement of Jet age and sex drama has mixed in this new original series. In the modern world, air travel is a high degree of luxuries, and Pan Am - the most famous name in the airline business.
Aircrafts are glamorous, pilots - almost rock stars, and the flight attendants - most desirable women on the planet. Pilots and flight attendants are not only young and good-looking, so to represent Pan Am, they should be more educated and, cultural and sophisticated. They are trained to react to any surprises - from the emergency room harassment to the customer - and do it so as not to bruise the uniforms and not ruin the hair style.
Dean - arrogant, charismatic and ambitious new pilot, the first holder of those who were not prepared for war. Contrary to the rules of the company, he meets up with Bridget, a beautiful woman with a dark past.
Bohemian rebel Maggie at work turns into a real professional, all for the opportunity to see the world. In addition, at the team there are also a giddy Collette, plucky Kate and Laura - the younger sister of Kate, the queen of beauty and runaway bride, who left home for a routine life in the sky.
The pilot episode has been directed by Tommy Schlamm (The West Wing).
Cast: Christina Ricci (Maggie), Karin Vanass (Collette), Kelly Garner (Kate), Margot Robbie (Laura), Michael Moseley (Ted), Mike Vogel (Dean).