The new trailer for All The Money In The World – the story of the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom – includes scenes with Christopher Plummer, replacing Kevin Spacey, in the role of J. Paul Getty.
All the Money in the World will be in theaters on December 22nd.
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Christopher Plummer will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards.
Plummer – who added the Oscar® to his collection of Tonys, Drama Desk Awards and Emmy Awards for his role in Mike Mills’ Beginners – is best known for his role in The Sound of Music.
The 2017 Canadian Screen Awards will be broadcast live on CBC from Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, March 12th (8/7C).
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Before he was H.P. Lovecraft, he was Howard Lovecraft – a kid with a great imagination and an even greater sense of curiosity.
Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom – based on the Arcana graphic novel – is a mix of fantasy and actual events from Lovecraft’s life, featuring some of his best known creations (think Cthulu and Shoggoth, for example).
Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom stars Jane Curtin, Ron Perlman and Ron Perlman and will be available on all home video formats (Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD, VOD and Redbox) on September 27th. Follow the jump for further details – and a thoroughly charming trailer.
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The Forger is, as they say, in select theaters and on VOD beginning today. It’s a variation on a story we’ve seen before – an ex-con is manipulated into doing one more job.
In this case, the ex-con is an art forger and the manipulation is the favor he owes the man who gets him out of prison early so he can spend time with his dying son.
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Danny Collins is a little movie with a big heart. The titular Danny Collins is a 70-something ex-rocker doing arena tours in which he performs his big hits for audiences of screaming middle-aged and senior citizen sufferers of nostalgia – but things might have been so much better if he’d only gotten the letter John Lennon wrote him forty years ago.
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A newly restored The Sound of Music – in IMAX – will open the Sixth Annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, California for the festival’s Opening Gala on Thursday, March 26th.
Stars Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer will appear live at the screening, to introduce the film with TCM Host, Robert Osborne.
The Sound of Music joins a list of restored classics that will appear during the festival’s run – March 26-29 – including Apollo 13, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Steamboat Bill Jr.
For further details – including ticket sales/rates – follow the jump.
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I’ve seen Hector and the Search for Happiness three times and a bit – only the first two were versions of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (Danny Kaye, 1947 and Ben Stiller, 2013) and the bit was parts of a TV series called My World and Welcome To It, all of which were based on the writing s of James Thurber.
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It’s always fun when a movie title describes precisely what’s in the box. Hector and the Search for Happiness. Seriously, what more do you need to know? Other than that it’s one of the films making its North American Premiere at the Toronto Film Festival – and that it stars Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård and Jean Reno.
There are two trailers for Hector after the jump. One is apparently the regular theatrical trailer (which I like, a lot) and the other is for TIFF (which I also like, but a little less). Feel free to check them both out and let us know which makes you happier.
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The new trailer for David Fincher’s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo should lay to rest any worries that the story might be watered down for the American market.
Check out it out for yourself.
Loosely based on a popular graphic novel series by Ming-Woo Hyung, Priest is an efficient mélange of genres that owes as much to Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns and John Ford’s The Searchers as it does to supernaturally based manga. Sadly, the only reason it doesn’t get an F is a couple of performances.
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Tonight, TCM presents the first of seven one-hour episodes of its ambitious history of filmmaking in America, Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood [Mondays, 8/7C]. Featuring previously unseen footage [a Frenchwoman directing a sound-sync film twenty-two years before The Jazz Singer!] and interviews with both noted film historians and Hollywood luminaries, the series looks at American filmmaking over the seven major periods ending in 1969. It begins with Peepshow Pioneers, which delves into the predecessors of film [there was a two hundred and fifty year history of entertainment projected on a screen prior to the invention of motion pictures] and introduces some of film’s most important innovators.
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