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  • 2011 Summer movies list

    2011 Summer movies list
    May 6 The Beaver A once-successful toy executive and family man suffering from depression begins communicating through a beaver hand puppet. With Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster and Anton Yelchin. Written by Kyle Killen. Directed by Foster. Summit...
  • Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith aim for magic with 'Arthur Christmas'

    Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith aim for magic with 'Arthur Christmas'
    At 16, Peter Baynham joined Britain's Merchant Navy. Within a year, the bookish young man with a droll sense of humor had not only electrocuted himself but also nearly steered a supertanker straight into a ferry. In 2005, Baynham — by then more...
  • Cruise, or McAvoy, to join Del Toro “At the Mountains of Madness”

     
    Collider is reporting that filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, that kid in a candy store now that he's free from “The Hobbit,” will take a stab at a pet project, At the Mountains of Madness. It's an H.P. Lovecraft tale of supernatural horror set...
  • Robert Redford's 'The Conspirator': A classic 9/11 movie?

     
    Robert Redford may be past his prime in Hollywood, but he's still brimming with enough media star power to land major stories today in both my paper and the New York Times. The pieces, including an especially interesting one by......
  • Toronto International Film Fest gets down with Demi Moore, Robert Redford, Blake Lively

     
    MTV's Moonman wasn't the only coveted prize in celebrity circles this weekend. While chart-toppers celebrated the Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, movie stars decamped to the Toronto International Film Festival. Kicking off Thursday evening, Soho...
  • “Gnomeo and Juliet” — a first image

     
    Here's a first image from Disney's “Gnomeo and Juliet,” an upcoming CG animated film with zero buzz (as yet) from Disney that features the voices of Jason Statham, Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Patrick Stewart and Michael Caine. A Romeo and...
  • The Holiday Movies — most everything opening between now and New Year’s

     
    Dates are changing by the hour, so I will be updating this as studios complain, “Wait, we've moved that!” Morning Glory moved up to Nov. 10 from Nov. 12 just this week. Miramax pulled its holiday films. Gwyneth Paltrow's Country Strong is ...
  • “Gnomeo and Juliet” — animation with Michael Caine and Ozzy Osbourne

     
    James McAvoy voices Gnomeo, a blue gnome, and Emily Blunt does the Juliet  red-gnome voice in this upcoming 3D toon, “with music by Elton John.”  Star crossed lovers as feuding clans of garden gnomes. VERY British. Opening Feb. 11. Ozz...
  • Aardman Lives! “Arthur Christmas” enlists Laurie, McAvoy as voices

     
    Aardman Animation seemed to flush away its chances at big screen glory with the watchably ordinary “Flushed Away,” a film that got away from the studio's traditional stop-motion (clay models) animation and went as digital as everybody else....
  • Movie Preview: Arthur Christmas, Aardman’s latest

     
    Aardman's a long way from its Wallace and Gromit hand-crafted animation days. Here's the trailer to “Arthur Christmas.” Not any laughs in it, though we get an idea of what they're doing. Lots of Great Brits in the voice cast — Broadbent,...
  • The films of 2011 — a pretty complete list

     
    Dates are changing, studios are firming up release plans, figuring out what will actually be finished in time for this or that target date, in some cases. Films will be picked up at Sundance and find their way into theaters. Documentaries will find a...
  • 'X-Men: First Class' director Matthew Vaughn: 'The [superhero] genre is going to be dead for a while'

     
    COVER STORY: The clock is ticking on the superhero craze in Hollywood, according to Matthew Vaughn, the director of “X-Men: First Class.” “It’s been mined to death, and in some cases the quality control is not what it’s suppo...