Posted: 27th March 2013 by admin in Film Drama
Tags: Television Fanatic Toolbar, Twilight
Obsessed with Twilight? Check out Film Fanatic, and you’ll be in Twilight heaven. Click the FilmFanatic toolbar, and watch all of the “Twilight” series online, and catch up on the latest news and gossip between your favorite “Twilight” stars like Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner.
Can’t get enough of these superstars? Look into the toolbar to see what these actors are up to and what other films they’re starring in. Watch “Water for Elephants” and “Remember Me” to see Robert Pattinson sweep Reese Witherspoon and Emilie de Ravin off their feet. Don’t worry twihard fans, Ravin and Pattinson are strictly friends off screen. Or watch Kristen Stewart jam her heart out with Dakota Fanning in “The Runaways” or rebel against evil Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron), in “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Don’t forget to watch super hunky Taylor Lautner steal T-Swift’s heart in the romantic comedy, “Valentine’s Day.”
This killer toolbar will also provide you with movies similar to “Twilight,” so you have a variety of options to watch other love stories, fantasy, drama and vampire movies. Some suggestions that might come up are the “Harry Potter” series, “Red Riding Hood,” “The Hunger Games,” “Beastly” and more.
Posted: 10th October 2012 by admin in New Films
Tags: Argo, Ben Affleck
“Argo,” the story of the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, seems more like something that was dreamt up in Hollywood studios, rather than a film based on true life — but it is. When protesters stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, they took 52 Americans hostage. Six embassy employees snuck out the back door and found refuge in the house of Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor. The task of sneaking these six individuals out of the country fell on seasoned CIA operative Tony Mendez, played by director Ben Affleck. His hairbrained idea is to sneak into the country and pretend that the individuals all entered the country as a group to scout locations for a sci-fi movie named “Argo.” In essence, Mendez planned to sneak the refugees out in plain daylight and right under the nose of the protesters. Will it work?
Early reviews of the film commend Affleck’s directorial skills in his third full-length film. He has opened up as a director since the 2010 hit “The Town” and brings drama and just enough dry humor into the movie to make the wild story believable and relatable.
“Argo is a triumph. It has tension, sincerity, mystery, artistic responsibility, entertainment value, technical expertise, a narrative arc and a thrilling respect for the tradition of how to tell a story with minimum frills and maximum impact,” said New York Observer reviewer Rex Reed.
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Posted: 11th September 2012 by admin in Film News
Tags: Celebrity Weddings, The Notebook
Blake Lively of “Gossip Girl” fame and actor Ryan Reynolds managed to dupe the public and were wed last night in a secret ceremony near Charleston, South Carolina. The couple met in 2011 while co-starring in the action movie “The Green Lantern.” At that time, Lively was casually dating Leonardo DiCaprio and Reynolds was fresh out of his divorce with Scarlett Johansson. Lively and Reynolds began dating publicly last October and purchased a house together in Bedford, N.Y. earlier this year. The couple has been spotted on several romantic vacations and have made trips to visit each other’s family.
Film fanatics will be excited to learn that the two tied the knot at the plantation where “The Notebook” was filmed in 2004. Boone Halle Plantation & Gardens, where the top ranking romance film was shot, is one of the oldest plantations in the United States. It served as the summer home of Allie, played by Rachel McAdams. Following the Lively-Reynolds nuptials, a reception was held under a white tent on the plantation grounds for the 60 guests in attendance. Guests included Bette Midler, Christian Louboutin, and Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, who performed several songs. The wedding cake was a $3,000 Maggie Austin Cakes creation and was driven down from Maryland for the reception.
Posted: 13th August 2012 by admin in Film News
Tags: Bourne Identity
Even though it lacked the familiar face of Matt Damon and directorial talent of Paul Greengrass, the Bourne franchise can’t be stopped. The latest film, The Bourne Legacy hit theaters this weekend and brought in $40.3 million.
The action-packed movie stars Jeremy Renner as a totally new character who plays a roll very similar to Matt Damon’s Bourne identity. Reviews of the film indicate that Renner fits in to the franchise plot quite well but viewers felt that the movie wasn’t different enough from previous films to establish Renner as the new face of the series.
The Bourne Legacy opened higher than the first in the franchise, The Bourne Legacy, which earned $27.1 million when it opened in 2002, yet ended it’s theater run with $121.7 million. Legacy was not able to out-preform the two previous Bourne films though; The Bourne Supremacy started with $52 million and The Bourne Ultimatum earned $69.3 million.
In second place at the box office this weekend was the Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell election comedy The Campaign. It earned $27.4 million. The Dark Knight Rises fell to third place this week, only earning $19.5 million.
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Fans have been patiently awaiting a big screen adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic novel, “The Great Gatsby,” will have to wait a little longer. On Monday, Warner Bros. Pictures announced that the release date of the film would be pushed back from Christmas Day to the summer of 2013.
While pushing back a film’s release date can sometimes be a bad sign, speculation points to different reasons for the delay. The holiday season is usually reserved for family comedies and last-minute Oscar hopefuls. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” “Les Miserables” and “Django Unchained” are all hitting theaters in December, which could prove tough competition for Baz Luhrmann’s flashy and star studded film. Warner Bros. likely wants to attracter a wider audience by releasing the film in 2013 and the delay will give the director more time to complete the film’s 3D version and music score.
“Based on what we’ve seen, Baz Luhrmann’s incredible work is all we anticipated and so much more,” said Warner Bros.’s president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman. “It truly brings Fitzgerald’s American classic to life in a completely immersive, visually stunning and exciting way. We think moviegoers of all ages are going to embrace it.”
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Posted: 1st August 2012 by admin in Film News
Tags: Peter Jackson, The Hobbit Trilogy
Three must be the magic number for director Peter Jackson, who confirmed this week that he was going to turn J. R. R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” into a trilogy. Jackson first teased the idea at last month’s Comic Con, but left fans to wonder until he confirmed the news Monday on his Facebook page.
Since his teaser, Jackson has been working with the Warner Bros. studio to figure out how to stretch the two-film adaptation into three, especially since the story itself is much slimmer than the mega-hit trilogy “Lord of the Rings.” However, Jackson has delved deep, deep into Middle Earth to make sure the story of “The Hobbit” is as robust as possible. Not only is he drawing from the book, but he’s taken into account hundreds of pages of text that Tolkien added as appendices.
“Do we take this chance to tell more of the tale? And the answer from our perspective as the filmmakers, and as fans, was an unreserved ‘yes,’” said Jackson in his official statement.
The first film – “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” – arrives in theaters on Dec. 14 and the second – “The Hobbit: There And Back Again” – is slated to be released exactly a year and a day later, on Dec. 15, 2013. The third installment is currently slated for a summer 2014 release.
Posted: 11th July 2012 by admin in Film News
Tags: Favorite Baseball Films
It’s baseball season in America. As one of the countries most beloved sports, many FilmFanatic readers are following their favorite team and spending time trying to catch a fly ball. We’ve rounded up a list of our favorite baseball movies for when your team is on the road or you’re waiting out a rain delay.
The Sandlot: A classic summer movie, The Sandlot follows a oddball group of kids as they spend their summer playing neighborhood baseball and getting into all kinds of trouble, on and off the diamond.
Field of Dreams: Starring Kevin Costner, this baseball classic follows the story of an Iowa farmer who obeys voices that tell him to build a baseball field in the middle of nowhere.
Bad News Bears: A hilarious baseball classic, Bad News Bears is the story of a losing little league baseball team whose coach brings in a female pitcher.
The Rookie: As a thirty-eight year-old high school chemistry teacher and baseball coach in Texas, Dennis Quaid’s character gets the chance to finally play again as a pitcher for the minor-league team the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Bang the Drum Slowly: In this heart-wrenching film, a baseball player with a terminal illness gets help from a sympathetic teammate.
Major League: Major League is a funny film in which a widow takes over the Cleveland Indians and tries to relocate them to Miami, where she would rather live. The team bands together to win more games and avoid a move.
Posted: 5th July 2012 by admin in Film News
Tags: The Amazing Spider-Man
Comic book fans, it seems, just can’t get enough of Spider-man, regardless of how many times it’s hit the screens before. This week, the Sony reboot titled The Amazing Spider-Man broke records for a Tuesday debut making $35 million on its opening day. The previous record holder for a Tuesday opening was 2007’s Transformers, which grossed $27.9 million. Spider-Man is already on track to make between $125 million and $140 million during its first week in theaters.
To create The Amazing Spider-Man, Sony took the plot back to the beginning. Andrew Garfield, known for his roles in The Social Network and Never Let Me Go, plays character Peter Parker and is joined by Emma Stone, most recently in The Help and Crazy, Stupid, Love, as the leading lady. Sally Fields, Denis Leary and Martin Sheen also appear in the film.
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Posted: 26th June 2012 by admin in Film News
Tags: Brave, Pixar Films
Thinking back on some of Pixar’s biggest hits, one may realize that almost none of the films feature a strong, lead female character. “Toy Story” has Woody and Buzz, “Monsters Inc.” has Sully and Mike and “Finding Nemo” has Marlin and Nemo. With the studio’s thirteenth film, “Brave,” we see all of that change. The movie tells the story of a Scottish princess, named Merida, who decides to leave her father’s kingdom and her quarrelsome mother behind to pursue a more adventurous life.
And it appears that 13 wasn’t an unlucky number for Pixar as well. “Brave” grossed $66.7 million in its opening weekend and continued the pattern of every Pixar film opening at #1. In the past 10 years, every Pixar film except “Ratatouille” opened to at least $60 million dollars! In theaters in the weekend, “Brave” crushed “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” which only took in $16.5 million during its box office debut, and made nearly triple what “Madagascar 3” earned in its first weekend.
Interestingly enough, some film fanatics may notice that girls and archery is a profitable combo this year. Not only does fiery Merida wield a bow and arrow in “Brave” but Katniss Everdeen from “The Hunger Games” and Kristen Stewart’s character in “Snow White and the Huntsman” both rely on their sharp bow skills to survive.
Posted: 18th June 2012 by admin in Film News
Tags: Movie Rumors, Twilight
Some Twilight fanatics are already upset about the conclusion of the Twilight saga even though the premiere of Breaking Dawn – Part 2 isn’t until November of this year. But rumors circulating the Internet this week indicate that Breaking Dawn – Part 2 may not actually be the end.
Sources say that Summit Entertainment will revisit the Twilight franchise in the near future. It is unclear whether the studio will want to pursue a remake, spin-off, or one-off of the series, but a lot of rumors point to a remake of the original Twilight film five years after it was originally released.
Of course, Summit and Lionsgate were quick to quell rumors and deny that any additional Twilight films would be produced.
“We are not remaking Twilight,” said Summit Co-Chairman Rob Friedman in a statement. “We will happily support Stephanie Meyer if she decides to proceed in any way. But this will be the last one unless that should change.”
Whether you’re a fan of the films or not, it’s easy to understand why Summit may want to draw out the franchise even longer: more money. Breaking Dawn – Part 1 earned a massive $283.5 million worldwide in its first five days in theaters.
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