Monday, 30 April 2012

Upcoming Releases - May '12

Here is a selection of films due out in UK cinemas next month.

The Lucky One - 2nd May

101 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner
Director: Scott Hicks

'A Marine travels to Louisiana after serving three tours in Iraq and searches for the unknown woman he believes was his good luck charm during the war.'

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American Reunion - 2nd May

113 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Tara Reid, Mena Suvari
Director: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg

'Jim, Michelle, Stifler, and their friends reunite in East Great Falls, Michigan for their high school reunion.'

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Safe - 4th May

Action | Crime | Thriller
94 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Jason Statham, Catherine Chan, Chris Sarandon
Director: Boaz Yakin

'Mei, a young girl whose memory holds a priceless numerical code, finds herself pursued by the Triads, the Russian mob, and corrupt NYC cops. Coming to her aid is an ex-cage fighter whose life was destroyed by the gangsters on Mei's trail.'

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Dark Shadows - 11th May
Comedy | Fantasy
113 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Eva Green, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloe Moretz
Director: Tim Burton

'An imprisoned vampire, Barnabas Collins, is set free and returns to his ancestral home, where his dysfunctional descendants are in need of his protection.'

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Jeff, Who Lives at Home - 11th May

83 mins
15 certificate
Main cast: Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer, Susan Sarandon
Director: Jay Duplass, Mark Duplass

'Dispatched from his basement room on an errand for his mother, slacker Jeff might discover his destiny (finally) when he spends the day with his brother as he tracks his possibly adulterous wife.'

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The Dictator - 16th May
Running time and certificate: TBC
Main cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, John C. Reilly
Director: Larry Charles

'The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.'

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The Raid: Redemption - 18th May

Action | Crime | Thriller
101 mins
18 certificate
Main cast: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy
Director: Gareth Evans

'In the heart of Jakarta lies an impenetrable derelict apartment building which became a safe house for the city's most dangerous murderers, killers and gangsters. It is considered untouchable by even the bravest of police — until one morning when, cloaked under dawn's darkness, an elite SWAT team sweeps in.'

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What to Expect When You're Expecting - 23rd May
Comedy | Drama | Romance
100 mins
TBC certificate
Main cast: Cameron Diaz, Matthew Morrison, Dennis Quaid, Elizabeth Banks
Director: Kirk Jones

'A look at love through the eyes of five interconnected couples experiencing the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and ultimately coming to understand the universal truth that no matter what you plan for, life doesn't always deliver what's expected.'

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Men in Black III - 25th May

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi
106 mins
PG certificate
Main cast: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Emma Thompson
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

'Agent J travels in time to MIB's early years in the 1960s, to stop an alien from assassinating his friend Agent K and changing history.'

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Moonrise Kingdom - 25th May
Comedy | Drama | Romance
94 mins
12A certificate
Main cast: Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray
Director: Wes Anderson

'The story of two 12-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore – and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in every which way.'

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Information obtained from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes,, and the films' official websites.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Famous movie posters shown from different angles

Advertising agency Y&R in Brazil created these alternative movie posters for a campaign by LG, whose new Home Theater 3D Sound System claims to give you "every side of the sound". Well-known movie posters for Forrest Gump, Pretty Woman and Kill Bill were turned around to show the images from different angles.


Check out, where you can choose from over 70,000 titles to rent and also movies to watch online.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Create stop-motion videos with the 'Lego Super Hero Movie Maker' app

The Lego Super Hero Movie Maker app lets you make your own movies starring Lego DC Universe Super Heroes on your iPhone. You can shoot stop-motion videos, edit, add title cards and a score, and then share your creation online.

The free, child-friendly app can be used to capture shots before moving your figures slightly and taking another photo, repeating the process until your movie is finished. You can add and delete frames, choose from 5 different soundtracks, add a color filter to the images, and pick from 11 Lego Super Heroes title cards. Check out the great tutorial below:

Lego Super Hero Movie Maker
[via Comics Alliance]

Monday, 16 April 2012

Posters & Pics: The Dark Knight Rises, Django Unchained, The Host...

New image from The Dark Knight Rises, featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Release date: July 20th

Teaser poster for Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, which stars Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kurt Russell and Christoph Waltz. Release date: January 18th

New picture from Avengers Assemble, featuring Tom Hiddleston, Robert Downey, Jr. and Chris Evans. Release date: April 26th

New poster for Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom, which stars Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, Edward Norton and Tilda Swinton. Release date: May 25th

New image from The Expendables 2, featuring Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. Release date: August 17th

First official poster for The Host, which stars Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, Max Irons and Jake Abel. Release date: March 29th


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Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Trailers: Total Recall, Ted, ParaNorman & Rock of Ages

The first full-length trailer for Total Recall, directed by Len Wiseman and starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy and Bryan Cranston. Release date: August 22nd

The first red-band trailer for Ted, directed by Seth MacFarlane and starring Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Giovanni Ribisi and Seth MacFarlane. Release date: August 3rd

A new international trailer for ParaNorman, directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Goodman and Casey Affleck. Release date: September 14th

A new trailer for Rock of Ages, directed by Adam Shankman and starring Julianne Bough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Release date: June 15th
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