Tag Archives: Touchstone Pictures

The Light Between Oceans Is Second-Rate Nicholas Sparks!

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Maybe it’s because if you’ve seen the trailer you don’t need to see the first 45 minutes of The Light Between Oceans, or maybe it’s just because it’s boring but I could barely keep my eyes open while watching The Light Between Oceans.

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Behind The Scenes Featurette: Strange Magic!

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Strange Magic, a musical fantasy filled with magic, elves, goblins and fairies – and based loosely on William Shakespeare’s  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will be in theaters on January 23rd.

Follow the jump to learn more about the creatures and cast of Strange Magic.

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Strange Trailer: Strange Magic!

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Touchstone’s Strange Magic tells a fantasy tale through the use of hit songs from the past six decades. The character and set design remind of legendary artist Bran Froud and the result is, to say the least, unique.

Stange Magic opens on January 23, 2015. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Wistful Trailer: Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises

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Hayao Miyazaki has been called the Japanese Walt Disney; he is without doubt one of the greatest storytellers of all time. His recent announcement that he was retiring makes The Wind Rises his last film. The trailer (check it out after the jump) is wistful, even melancholy, and yet filled with hope. It seems a fitting finale for a creator whose films were always works of genius.

The Wind Rises opens in limited release on February 21, 2014 before expanding on February 28th.

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People Like Us: When It Comes To Relationships – Familial or Romantic – Men Are Stupid!

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Alex Kurtzman’s debut as a film director (he’s co-written Transformers, Star Trek, ten episodes of Alias), People Like Us, is inspired by true events. It’s the story of an ambitious hustler working in ‘barter, the original money’ who learns a shocking truth after a very bad day.

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Sheldon Says If You Must See A Spielberg Film This Christmas, Make It War Horse!

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If there’s a director around who understands both the horrors of war and how to entertain a family, It’s Steven Spielberg. His War Horse is as fine a family film as you’ll find – even as it doesn’t flinch from its darker moments.

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Fright Night is Fast Paced, Funny and Creepy!

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Every time I see a remake that makes me cringe, I remember that Hollywood needed three tries to get it right with The Maltese Falcon. Then, when I see a good remake, like Fright Night, I feel ever so slightly vindicated for not giving up hope.

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I Am Number Four – A Little Romance, A Lot Of Action!

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There are some producers whose stamp can be seen on a film regardless of who directed it [think Transformers – Steven Spielberg’s influence could be felt throughout, even above Michael Bay’s action sequences]. With I Am Number Four, it is Michael Bay’s influence that overrides D.J. Caruso’s direction in the final act – resulting in a film that may hew close to the novel [I haven’t read it, hence ‘may’] but falls apart, character-wise at the end.

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