Take dozens of elves trained like Navy SEALs, throw them into a tricked-out Air Force One, and mix in some fancy Mission: Impossible-style rope maneuvers, and you’ve got Arthur Christmas. The latest 3-D holiday film spins Christmas as a military operation. Kris Kringle (Jim Broadbent) is the General, and his burly second-in-command (Hugh Laurie) is named… Steve? Well, I guess not every denizen of the North Pole can have a name like Dasher, Dancer, or Crumpet. Then there’s Arthur (James McAvoy)… Santa’s son is a lovable galoot who believes in Christmas more than anyone, and his heart-of-gold resolve comes in handy as he turns out to be — you guessed it! — the only one who can save the day. See how our unlikely hero is called into duty after the jump. READ FULL STORY
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conversion for films that have a choice.” But after 60 weeks and $18 million, he says he feels confident that Titanic is as close to 3-D perfect as possible. “It’s 2.99-D,” he said with a wry grin. That said, Titanic will also be re-released in regular 2-D theaters, as well as in IMAX (in both 3-D and 2-D), which will enjoy some added picture since Cameron shot the film in “Super 35,” which allows for more image above and below a normal widescreen frame.
But what you really want to know is: How did the film look in 3-D? READ FULL STORY
'Thunder Run': Producer talks all-CG, 3-D Iraq war thriller with Gerard Butler, Matthew McConaughey, and Sam Worthington
“In my day, we watched war movies in 2-D. We didn’t even have rocket-propelled grenades flying over our heads!”
This is what you’ll be telling the kids in the near future, once Thunder Run has taken the traditional war movie and turned it on its head. EW has confirmed that Gerard Butler, Matthew McConaughey, and Sam Worthington have all signed on to star in an entirely CG, 3-D adaptation of Pulitzer Prize winner David Zucchino’s novel Thunder Run: The Armored Strike to Capture Baghdad. Robert Port and Black Hawk Down scribe Ken Nolan co-wrote the script, with Simon West attached to direct.
“The idea is that we’re trying to create an event movie,” producer Brian Presley of Freedom Films tells EW. READ FULL STORY
Tim Burton’s Frankenweenie is shaping up to be an interesting mix of “Ewwwww!’s” as well as “Awwwww’s.”
His latest stop-motion gothic-fest (rendered in 1950s-style black-and-white as well as 3-D) tells the story of a little boy named Victor, who loves his pet dog Sparky more than anything in the world. Naturally — or rather, unnaturally — Victor decides to use his science kit to bring the pup back from the grave after an accident claims the pooch’s life.
As with Mary Shelley’s original 1818 tale of men playing god and science run amok, pandemonium follows the creation of the “monster,” who in this case is just a stitched-up, resurrected undead buddy.
Many know that Burton lost his job as an artist at The Walt Disney Co. for making this dark comedy as a live-action short in 1984, but few know the true story from Burton’s past that inspired it. As Halloween approaches, EW reveals that long-ago tale, along with first-look stills from the movie. READ FULL STORY
Fans of 3-D are crying out for a hero, someone who can rescue the extra-dimensional format from the dreary overwhelming fog of shoddy post-production conversion, darkened images, and brutally high ticket prices. There! Look! On the horizon! A white knight rides onto the battlefield, brandishing his encyclopedic knowledge of cinema! In a new trailer for his upcoming Hugo, director god Martin Scorsese proudly explains, “I’d always dreamed of doing a film in 3-D.” Mind you, he probably only dreamed of filming in 3-D because of a youthful obsession with Dial M for Murder or Bwana Devil or some other antediluvian 3-D movie that was definitively not Avatar. The point is, Hugo will probably look a lot better than Pirates of the Caribbean: The Prince of Stranger Tides or whatever. Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY
DreamWorks has released another adorably hilarious trailer for Puss in Boots, this time scored to Lady Gaga’s flamenco-tinged “Americano.” The 90-second spot gives insight to how Puss became entangled with his nemesis/love interest Kitty Softpaws (Salma Hayek Pinault). More importantly… kitties dancing! Puss and Co. get their groove on to the strumming of guitars and thumping of beats, plus there’s even a little rhythmic cowbell batting for good measure. See the latest teaser after the jump! READ FULL STORY
Disney’s The Lion King may still be playing in almost 2,000 theaters across the country as part of a 3-D re-release that has pulled in $91.1 million so far, but that didn’t stop it from claiming the throne atop the Blu-ray sales chart.
According to The-Numbers, The Lion King sold a gigantic 1.57 million Blu-ray discs during its first week on the home market, earning over $46 million in the process. That puts the classic animation way ahead of Universal’s blockbuster Fast Five, which raced into second place with a terrific debut of 1.13 million Blu-ray copies and $23.1 million in revenue. (Fast Five also sold 851,488 traditional DVDs, good for an additional $13.9 million.)
And as if The Lion King hadn’t already earned enough money, The Lion King Trilogy box set moved 44,000 copies and grossed $3.3 million more. Seventeen years after its original release, this King is living up to his name.
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