Each week Cinelinx will chose one director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. This week, with the release of White House Down, we examine the trademark style and calling signs of Roland Emmerich as director.
Check out the New York Comic Con trailer for the new animated movie Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United!
Wanna see Ryan Gosling bloody, beaten, inflated, and wearing a pretty nice looking vest? Why, of course you do! See one of the first images of Ryan Gosling in Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives right after the jump!
(And no, that's not the picture at the top. But hey, there's a cool lion in that one! So that means something, right?)
Adapting a novel is, well, hard. You have two opposing forces going head to head during the development process: the need to appease fans of the source material, and the need to reach out to non-fans and MAKE them fans. And, if you're lucky, you might be able to spend a fraction of that time actually crafting a good movie. Because of this, most novel adaptations come out as failures in one of these regards; they either confuse or alienate non-fans, or piss off the hardcore fans due to changes in their beloved source material. It's very hard to succeed with all audiences when it comes to adaptations. But does The Hunger Games manage to achieve this feat? And more importantly, does it succeed as a good film all on its own? Find out our take in the matter right after the jump.
Finishing off this guide is going to be tough. Yeah, we've had a lot of great films featured in the last four parts, but I still feel like this Prelude is—incomplete. That's because, quite honestly, some of the most exciting films of next year don't even HAVE release dates yet. Steven Spielberg's Linoln, Paul Thomas Andersen's The Master, Nicolas Winding Refn's Only God Forgives—and plenty, plenty more. Even some I can't talk about because I have ZERO knowledge of their existence. I mean, a year ago, who knew anything about The Artist? Now, it's one of the most praised films of the year. I can't predict what film will become next year's hit sensation. But hey, just because I can't do that, doesn't mean I can't talk about all the stuff we DO know about. The Django Unchained, Hobbits, and Skyfalls of the world. Even if I can't talk about all the big, Oscar worthy films of next year, I CAN talk about some of them. And so, with that statement in mind, here's the final part of TMP's Prelude to 2012.
September and October are weird months most of the time, at least movie wise. There's not a lot of options during this time, as all the good movies are waiting until nearer the holidays to release. So, typically, you spend this time either catching up on film s]you may have missed during the summer, or, if you're lucky enough, catching all the limited releases before they hit the mainstream closer to Oscar time. But, surprisingly enough, 2012 is different. There's actually some great options in here, including some "Best of the Year" potentials. To read about those films (and a whole lot more), hit the jump right now!
July 2012 is...huge. And it's not particularly because there's a lot of films releasing that month; actually, it probably has the least amount of films opening in the entire year of 2012. But July will be huge for two reasons, and two reasons alone; The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Dark Knight Rises. Both have had mounds of anticipation put upon them, and have been highly awaited by almost everyone. And in July, both will see the light of day. August is big, but only because it has a lot of releases; other than The Bourne Legacy and Total Recall, there's not a lot in terms of big budget genre affair. But even then, August has its positives. To find the scope of one of the biggest parts of the year, I suggest you hit the jump right now! Time for Part 4.
Summer 2012 is nowhere near as massive as Summer 2011. But you know, that may be a blessing in disguise. Summer 2012 still has more than its fair share of films to look forward to, and the big ones are especially noteworthy. How can a summer with The Avengers, Prometheus, and The Dark Knight Rises POSSIBLY go wrong? Well, it can't. So, even though Summer 2012 isn't as over-packed as Summer 2011 one, there's still plenty for film fans to salivate over. So without further ado, let's get started! Part Three of TMP's Prelude to 2012 begins right now!