January 28, 2012

Talk To Dead People in ParaNorman




No doubt, ParaNorman is one of the most awaited animation movie attendance in 2012. Duo director, are names that have ever been involved in several famous animated movies. Sam Fell ever make Flushed Away (2006) and The Tale of Despereaux (2008). Meanwhile, Chris Butler, who also doubles as a screenwriter was once part of the department arts for the movie Corpse Bride (2005) and Coraline (2009). Not surprisingly, the display is dark and scary ParaNorman slightly reminiscent of those two films. ParaNorman himself tells the story of a boy aged 13 years who can talk to dead people. Although considered strange, as the city he lived threatened by a zombie attack, he was the only person who might know how to save the humans who were there.


Director: Chris Butler, Sam Fell
Script Writer: Chris Butler
Voice: Leslie Mann (Sandra Babcock), Anna Kendrick (Courtney), John Goodman (Mr. Prenderghast), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Alvin), Casey Affleck (Mitch), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Norman)
Release Date: August 17, 2012 (United States)

January 27, 2012

Minor Thing Secret About Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe had to decide, and he didn't make that decision lightly, what his first starring film role would be after the "Harry Potter" franchise ended in 2011. Despite demonstrating his acting range by starring in "Equus" and "How to Succeed in Business" on Broadway, the pressure was on for Radcliffe to prove he could play more than Potter on the big screen.

"The Woman in Black," a dark thriller about a recently widowed father who is haunted by his wife's death, has chosen by him . The movie will be in theaters Feb. 3. "I never expected the first thing I did after `Potter' to be a horror film or anything like that. That was one of the reasons it was intriguing to me as well because it was so unexpected," Radcliffe said in a recent interview. Growing up fast, getting praise from actor Sean Connery, who starred in James Bond films, and why he isn't ready to marry his longtime girlfriend, that's what he also talked about.

What Will Be Become In Animated

The most fascinating — and startling — category was animated feature film when nominations were announced this week for the 84th Academy Awards. “The Adventures of Tintin” – which won the Golden Globe in that category – wasn’t nominated at all.

 As did two international entries — “Chico &Rita” and “A Cat in Paris” – that present vibrant adventures with a classic hand-drawn approach, instead, Gore Verbinski’s old West adventureRango” made the list. Rounding out the category were two DreamWorks Animation releases, “Puss in Boots” and “Kung Fu Panda 2,” and don’t think for a minute that went over well at the Emeryville headquarters of Pixar.

There was still hope that it would bring home the automatic Oscar nomination that has become a Pixar tradition though “Cars 2″ didn’t win over critics. No one was happier about the nominations than Guillermo del Toro, who is now working closely with DreamWorks Animation on its projects.

January 25, 2012

James Farentino Passed Away in Los Angeles

US actor James Farentino has died aged 73. He who appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, passed away at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles from heart failure, spokesman Bob Palmer said.

The 1980 science fiction film The Final Countdown, in which he starred alongside Kirk Douglas was one of his most well known films. In 1967, he won a Golden Globe newcomer award for his role in The Pad and How to Use It.

Farentino went on to land recurring roles on popular shows such as Dynasty, Melrose Place and The Bold Ones: The Lawyers, one of the last contract performers with Universal Studios in the 1960s. He also appeared several times in ER as George Clooney's estranged father.

He was nominated for an Emmy for his portrayal of Saint Peter in the television mini-series Jesus of Nazareth, in 1978. Aside from his acting, Farentino was almost as well known for his torrid personal life. Divorced three times, Farentino also dated one of Frank Sinatra's daughters, Tina. In 1994 their relationship made headlines after the actor pleaded no contest to stalking her.

Honor To Clint Eastwood's Files

Smithsonian Bicentennial will be giving to The legendary Clint Eastwood, who has a fistful of Oscars and a Kennedy Center Honor. The actor and director will be honored at the opening of the Warner Bros. Theater at the National Museum of American History. The event is invitation-only, not making a lot of fans day.

The ribbon cutting will be done by Eastwood and Barry Meyer, chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Warner Bros. paid for the renovation of the former auditorium with a $5 million gift. The theater will be a showcase for American film with mostly free programs, beginning Feb. 4 with a Humphrey Bogart tribute. An Eastwood series from June 22-24 will be featured.

The Transformers TV Series In Roots

"More Than Meets the Eye" pilot/mini-series : The Transformers (TV series)
First aired in the United States in September 1984, then in the United Kingdom in early 1985, the three-part mini-series was animated by Japan's famous Toei Animation studio.


Where they warred for the resources that would take them back home, the pilot introduced Optimus Prime's Autobots (Brawn, Bluestreak, Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Gears, Hound, Huffer, Ironhide, Jazz, Mirage, Prowl, Ratchet, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Trailbreaker, Wheeljack, Windcharger, and Hauler (who was seen only in vehicle mode, had no dialogue and was not seen again in the animated series)) and Megatron's Decepticons (Starscream, Skywarp, Thundercracker, Reflector (leader Viewfinder, Spyglass & Spectro), Soundwave and his cassette spies (Laserbeak, Buzzsaw, Ravage, Rumble and Frenzy), and Shockwave (who stayed behind to guard Cybertron under Megatron's orders), transplanting them from their metallic homeworld of Cybertron to present-day Earth.

The Decepticons defeated and the Autobots poised to return to Cybertron, but this was blurred somewhat when the series was picked up for continuation, and the Autobots remained on the planet to protect it from renewed Decepticon threats, has to be the conclusion of the series. The Autobots make friends with their first two human allies, Spike Witwicky and his father Sparkplug Witwicky. A paraplegic computer whiz named Chip Chase became an additional ally in a few episodes later.

The Building Empire of Jennifer Aniston

As they have reportedly planned to buy a 22-million-dollar home together in Bel-Air, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have taken their relationship to the next level. The 8,500-square-foot home was listed for 24.9 million dollars. The 3-acre compound boasts a guesthouse, pool and vineyard.


Since 2008, the owner, Robert Maguire, is the founder of a real estate company, and had put the home on and off the market repeatedly. According to The Wall Street Journal, the four-bedroom midcentury home, designed by A. Quincy Jones, has floor-to-ceiling glass windows and ocean views, the New York Daily News reported.

Sony Pictures Classics Thrilled Lee's Movie

To Lee Toland Krieger's "Celeste and Jesse Forever", Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all rights for North America, Latin America and Eastern Europe. Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg star in the film as high school sweethearts who get divorced and attempt to remain best friends while pursuing other relationships.




With Will McCormack, who co-stars along with Chris Messina, Ari Graynor, Emma Roberts and Elijah Wood, Jones wrote the script. Team Todd principals Jennifer Todd and Suzanne Todd produced the pic with Lee Nelson of Envision Media Arts, which financed the film.

UTA's Independent Film Group was negotiating the deal. "No recent movie is more current, more perceptive or more fun than 'Celeste and Jesse Forever,'" Sony Classics said in a statement. "Lee Toland Krieger has made a major film. The cast is superlative and it is an obvious labor of love for Rashida Jones and Will McCormack."

"We are thrilled our film has found a home with Sony Pictures Classics and are incredibly excited to work with Michael (Barker), Tom (Bernard) and Dylan (Leiner). Their track record is unparalleled." In a joint statement, the producers said.

Steven Spielberg’s Smash musical drama

Ahead of the official February 6 premiere date on CTV, Steven Spielberg’s Smash musical drama is being given an aggressive Super Bowl Weekend roll-out north of the border. Canadian broadcaster Bell Media plans a three-day, multi-platform marketing push online, on tablets, on mobile and on VOD, starting Friday, February 3.

As Bell Media takes advantage of partying Canadians drawn to its broadcast of the Big Game on CTV, the pilot episode of Smash will stream online over the Super Bowl weekend. Via Twitter, with Smash and CTV prize packs up for grabs, social media will be pressed into service, with viewers asked to cast their votes for their favourite Smash Marilyn Monroe character.

Animated Oscar 2012 Nomination


Animated Feature Film
-A Cat in Paris- Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli
-Chico Rita- Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
-Kung Fu Panda 2- Jennifer Yuh Nelson
-Puss in Boots- Chris Miller
-Rango- Gore Verbinski

Visual Effects
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2- Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
-Hugo- Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
-Real Steel- Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
-Rise of the Planet of the Apes- Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
-Transformers: Dark of the Moon- Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier

January 24, 2012

Children Of The Animation Movie

Beat out Hollywood heavyweights Steven Spielberg and Pixar Animation Studios to collect surprise nominations in Oscar's peculiar animated feature race Tuesday, two obscure foreign movies being released by a tiny New York company. The French thriller "A Cat in Paris" and Spanish musical "Chico & Rita" - primarily hand-drawn movies little known outside the animation world - bested high-profile projects from perennial academy favorites Spielberg ("The Adventures of Tintin") and Pixar ("Cars 2").


Which Paramount is re-releasing for a limited one-week engagement Friday, and the DreamWorks Animation titles "Kung Fu Panda 2" and "Puss in Boots", three computer-animated Hollywood movies also made the list - Gore Verbinski's western comedy "Rango". "I'm amazed by the selection," said "Puss in Boots" director Chris Miller. "It's really wide open. It's been that way since the awards season kicked in. There's a lot of great films and different styles from some different countries. There's a lot of tradition in that part of the academy and respect for diversity."

The eligible Pixar film was not nominated, for the first time since the animated feature category was created in 2001. "For the last few years we've had a Pixar front-running film that was miles ahead of the other films," said animation historian Jerry Beck, editor of the website Cartoon Brew. "But this wasn't their year. Visually and technically, 'Cars 2' has got all the craft, but story-wise it was a kids' picture."

In which cameras record the movement of actors, then visual-effects artists and animators add to the performances, "Tintin" was made using the hybrid filmmaking technique of motion capture. How to treat "Tintin" was a matter of some debate in the animation community, however. Which received an Oscar nomination for its visual effects, the same method was used to create the hyper-intelligent animals in the live-action movie "Rise of the Planet of the Apes".

REBECCA KEEGAN

Just Be Yourself movie

Just Be Yourself movie

Kandyse McClure ... Glenda
Allison McAtee ... Lola
Director: Stuart Davis
Writer: Stuart Davis

Taglines: Just Be Yourself... or someone else will.
Genres: Comedy
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Budget: $30,000 (estimated)


Dark Wolf Live On



A hip, very horroric twist on the werewolf thriller, this atmospheric horror film adds a a wickedly appetite to the bloodthirsty cravings of its monster. A vicious werewolf stalks the streets of Los Angeles. Between killings, its desperate goal is to mate with unsuspecting Josie, who is unaware of her special power attracting the beast. Forced to take over an investigation involving werewolves after his partner is killed, an LAPD Detective is led to the trail of this ravenously deadly hybrid werewolf. This unstoppable beast is in LA to find the next matriarch of the pure-bred werewolves so that it can mate with her before the night is over and continue the werewolf lineage. Josie, becomes his target and the cop must find a way to rescue her and ultimately the entire human race which will become extinct if the mating occures.

Darkwolf is a waste of videotape. What could have been a cool movie (it had the female werewolf, nice start) ends right their with too much visuals. The CGI was laughable and the storyline with the female werewolf is not explored fully enough.

January 23, 2012

Saint Joseph's College Events

Mon January -23
Respect for Life March in D.C.
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Elementary - Regional School Art Exhibitions (Core Foyer)Time is CST
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM - Athletic Department Blood Drive (Halleck Student Center Ballroom)

Tue January -24
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Elementary - Regional School Art Exhibitions (Core Foyer) Time is CST

Wed January -25
Chicago Business Networking Reception
Kairos sending service
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Elementary - Regional School Art Exhibitions (Core Foyer) Time is CST
4:30 PM - Conversion of St. Paul Mass

Thu January -26
Kairos 60
Women's Basketball vs Wisconsin-Parkside (AWAY)
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Elementary - Regional School Art Exhibitions (Core Foyer)
7:30 PM - Men's Basketball vs. Univ. Wisconsin-Parkside (Kenosha, WI) (AWAY)
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM - Winter Play (College Theatre)

Fri January -27
Kairos 60
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Elementary - Regional School Art Exhibitions (Core Foyer)
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM - Winter Play (College Theatre)

Sat January -28
Feast of St.Thomas Aquinas,patron of Catholic education
Indoor Track and Field vs Indiana Wesleyan (AWAY)
Kairos 60
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM - Presidential Scholarship Competition (Core Foyer & Halleck Student Center Ballroom)
1:00 PM - Women's Basketball vs Lewis University (HOME)
3:00 PM - Men's Basketball vs. Lewis (Scharf Fieldhouse) (HOME)
7:30 PM - 10:30 PM - Winter Play (College Theatre)

Sun January -29
Kairos 60
Kairos closing


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