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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

New Movie Coming Soon 2012

Posted by adheliadjnr_ at 9/12/2012 07:32:00 AM
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Dredd 3D (2012)

95 min   -   Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.
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The Buzz: Honestly, I was not dying to see this movie until reports surfaced that director Pete Travis (Vantage Point) had been locked out of the editing room and writer Alex Garland was overseeing completion of the project. (How long until Garland directs his first project, anyway?) The initial story was refuted, but, really, we will never know the true story unless Travis pulls a Michael Bay and starts trashing things after his new take on the old judge is released.


 

End of Watch (2012)

109 min   -   Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
Two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel, during a routine traffic stop.
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The Buzz: No to be rude, but didn't David Ayer (Street Kings' director, Dark Blue's writer) make this film already? Like, at least twice.


House at the End of the Street (2012)

101 min   -   Horror | Thriller
A mother and daughter move to a new town and find themselves living next door to a house where a young girl murdered her parents. When the daughter befriends the surviving son, she learns the story is far from over.
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The Buzz: The trick here will be to distinguish this thriller from Dream House, the Daniel Craig/Rachel Weisz bomb that director Jim Sheridan wanted his name removed from. Expect Jennifer Lawrence to be placed front and center of all marketing since The Hunger Games should still be riding high in the box office charts at this time.


The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

103 min   -   Drama | Romance
An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.
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The Buzz: While I don't think this movie, director Stephen Chbosky's adaptation of his best-selling novel, is likely launch a franchise or become a global brand with its own clothing line and signature fragrance, there is a certain breathless anticipation for its release. What seemed to resonate most with fans of Chbosky's novel was the story's structure, a series of letters penned to an ambiguously defined recipient as the wallflower Charlie navigates both the familiar (the mechanics of high school) and the intimate (his grief over his best friend's suicide). Respectfully skipping over star Logan Lerman, our interest thus far is honed on Ezra Miller, who here plays one of Charlie's senior-year mentors; what a way to follow up We Need to Talk About Kevin.


How to Survive a Plague (2012)

120 min   -   Documentary | History | News
The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
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The Buzz: In recent years, with the queer-rights movement trained on the issue of marriage equality, and as sectors of the HIV+ population have achieved and maintained undetectable status, the AIDS/ARC timeline has blurred for some of us. What first shook me back into consciousness in David France`s documentary was the footage from the first ACT UP event, which went down on Wall Street in March, 1987. Those wavy videotaped moments reminded me that the response to the AIDS epidemic was started by a few and embraced by many. This was a time when Mark Harrington and Peter Staley became community leaders and people who had never been politically involved, such as chemist Iris Long, emerged to help put together a plan of action for treatment. Whether you are a survivor of that time period or a member of the generation that followed, How to Survive a Plague is a radical and inspiring document of a social movement that has not lost its power, influence and hope over the last 35 years.


Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)

86 min   -   Documentary
A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.
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The Buzz: "I wasn't A fashion editor, I was THE ONE AND ONLY fashion editor." The fashion documentary was temporarily derailed by Whitney Smith's shamefully self-indulgent Ultrasuede: In Search of Halston, but this look at Diana Vreeland, a pioneer in the world of print editing, will overwrite that woeful experience for those of us who could watch Bill Cunningham New York and like documentaries everyday.


War of the Buttons (2011)

100 min   -   Adventure | Family
In occupied France, Lebrac leads a play war between two rival kid gangs, but his feelings for Violette, a Jewish girl in danger of being discovered by the Nazis, encourage Lebrac to face the reality of what's happening around him.
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The Buzz: Harvey Weinstein said he has no plans to wage an Oscar campaign for the new film The Chorus director Christophe Barratier, who co-wrote the script with The Artist's Thomas Langmann. But the trailer and all attendant promotional materials reference both movies in all caps, reinforcing the war drama's kid-powered sentimentality. If the Best Foreign Language category ever were to reflect popular opinion ...


Unconditional (2012)

Drama
A woman's idyllic life is shattered when her husband is killed in a senseless act of violence. As she prepares to take matters into her own hands, two unexpected encounters begin to change everything.
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The Buzz: Lyn Collins was last seen on the big screen in John Carter - the captive princess with the flowy garments and armor that couldn't shield her from co-starring in a box-office bomb. But here she stars alongside the talented and often under-utilized Michael Ealy in a Christian-themed drama that should benefit from niche marketing and perhaps eke out a couple million collars over opening weekend.

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Looper (2012)

118 min   -   Action | Sci-Fi
In 2072, when the mob wants to get rid of someone, the target is sent 30 years into the past, where a hired gun awaits. Someone like Joe, who one day learns the mob wants to 'close the loop' by transporting back Joe's future self.
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The Buzz: Rian Johnson developed a cult audience with his first film, the teen noir mystery Brick, and while his follow-up, The Brothers Bloom, wasn't the breakthrough it could have been, his upcoming movie is a sci-fi departure that began test screenings nearly a year in advance and has earned such encouraging reviews that I wouldn't be surprised if it is repositioned for summer viewing. Reportedly more of a heady meditation on a man's encounter with his future self, comparisons to Moon abound, which is definitely not a bad sign.


Hotel Transylvania (2012)

91 min   -   Animation | Comedy | Family
Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter.
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The Buzz: Pixar vet Jill Culton moved over to the then-fledgling Sony Pictures Animation and co-directed Open Season (we forgive you!) and has been mostly quiet professionally up until she landed the role of guiding this story through its prolonged development. Frankly, we think this premise is totally promising and it could rival SPA's best movie to date, Monster House.


Won't Back Down (2012)

Drama
Two determined mothers­, one a teacher, look to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.
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The Buzz: First thing that comes to mind is the release date, which could capitalize on Viola Davis's Oscar buzz for The Help if she does indeed walk away with a Best Actress award. This drama seems ready to bait some of the audience who turned the adaptation Kathryn Stockett's novel into one of the most enduring hits in recent memory, and I'm interested, slightly, in seeing whether director Daniel Barnz (Beastly, Phoebe in Wonderland) fares better with adult oriented material.


Trouble with the Curve (2012)

111 min   -   Drama
An ailing baseball scout in his twilight years takes his daughter along for one last recruiting trip.
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The Buzz: Robert Lorenz, Clint Eastwood's longtime producer, directs his first film and the highly anticipated pairing of Clint and Amy Adams as his daughter. But it's the supporting cast -- John Goodman and Matthew Lillard specifically -- that has our interest piqued for what could be awards-baiting drama and the kind of movie adults see with their parents.


Pitch Perfect (2012)

112 min   -   Comedy | Music
Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
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The Buzz: Avenue Q director Jason Moore moves to the big screen with a project that will be unable to shake comparisons to "Glee" though it's a separate and established story that was adapted by one of the main brains at "30 Rock." We can picture a Gothed-out Anna Kendrick running this dialogue.


The Other Dream Team (2012)

89 min   -   Documentary
The incredible story of the 1992 Lithuanian basketball team, whose athletes struggled under Soviet rule, became symbols of Lithuania's independence movement, and - with help from the Grateful Dead - triumphed at the Barcelona Olympics.
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The Buzz: Hopefully this documentary will have the crossover appeal that Senna and Buck enjoyed. It's a thoroughly immersive look at the formation of the 1992 Lithuanian Olympic basketball team, the personal histories of its players, and the sport's legacy as the country fought for its independence from Russia. Then, somehow, The Grateful Dead factor into the events, and I think there's only one or two jokes about weed. The work is also reminiscent of "30 for 30", and director Marius Markevicius has a couple vets from that ESPN series on his crew. A handful of studios chased distribution rights, and fortunately the talk of turning the story into a feature film have died down.


The Waiting Room (2012)

Documentary
Go behind the doors of an American public hospital struggling to care for a community of largely uninsured patients.
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The Buzz: The staff and patients of an Oakland, California hospital serve as the foundation for this exploratory documentary on more than just the American health care system; what looks to keep the film from being a total downer is the notion of a community working together no matter what the financial or human costs.


Starbuck (2011)

103 min   -   Comedy
As his lover announces her pregnancy, a fortysomething slacker receives other life-changing news: 142 people, all of them the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father.
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The Buzz: Hollywood has struck out over the last few years, having released several variations on the artificial-insemination comedy, so we were surprised to see that Canadian filmmaker Ken Scott has successfully mounted an A-list remake that will shoot later this year.


Solomon Kane (2009)

104 min   -   Action | Adventure | Fantasy
A 16th Century killing machine who finds his spirituality after an encounter with the Devil's own Reaper embarks on a mission to take down the Overload, whose human Raiders are ravaging England.
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The Buzz: James Purefoy stars in this probable VOD favorite from director Michael J. Bassett, who will be back in theaters in October with another assured cult hit, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D





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