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ScreenCrave's Top 20 Films of 2012

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This has been a huge pivot point for movies in how they're made and distributed. 2012 was the year where the film industry turned its back on 35 millimeter film (which has been the standard for well over a century), with digital projection no longer just an option but the standard. At the same time a filmmaker like Paul Thomas Anderson shot a movie on 70mm - a format that hadn't been used...

Blu-ray and DVD Picks For May 15 – 21

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2012’s biggest films of the early months are starting to hit DVD and Blu-ray, and we’ve got some of January and February’s surprise hits, and at least one of its failures. We’ve also got a great Criterion catalog title and a bunch of Disney films from the 1980’s and 90’s. Check out this week’s big releases below.

'Chronicle' Director To Develop Reboot Of 'The Fantastic Four'

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Now that the early buzz on both The Avengers and The Amazing Spider-Man has begun to come in, indicating that both films are set to be critical and financial winners, it’s time now for studios to look at previously released Marvel properties and ask “How the hell can we cash in on this?”  The answer?  Take an established, but soullessly awful, Marvel comic film franchise, and...

Sony Is Still Pushing For A 'Venom' Reboot About The Spider-Man Super...

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Apparently, Sony agrees with our earlier news post today in which I stated that mainstream cinema only has, essentially, six primary types-- films that Adam Sandler or Katherine Heigl would star in, films in 3-D, comic book adaptations, sequels, TV show adaptations, and genre vs. genre mashups—because they’ve let slip that they are working on a film that is both a comic book adaptation, a...

Box Office Roundup: Ghost Rider Sputters

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It is a holiday weekend - at least for some government employees and students - so it's worth looking at the four day numbers, though there's very little difference. The big winner is last week's Safe House, which managed to hold stronger than The Vow, while Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance proved a weaker draw than...

Weekend Box Office: Chronicle and The Woman In Black Exceed Expectations

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Despite the Super Bowl, the box office enjoyed another successful weekend. Both Chronicle and The Woman In Black opened to more than $20 million each, far more than we predicted. 20th Century Fox's Chronicle was expected to make $12.5 million, but instead the superhero flick shocked with $22 million,...

Box Office Predictions: People Watch the Super Bowl

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When you look at a list of the lowest grossing box office weekends of all time, you'll find that the two months that pop up the most are January and September (and it's often the last weekend of January, specifically). The reason for this is simple: The Superbowl. And it's for film fans too - years ago, people would have just fast-forwarded through the commercials, now there are people who...

News Round-Up: Daniel Radcliffe, Mickey Rourke and More

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Piles of bits and pieces for the day: - Mickey Rourke is getting his handprints immortalized at Grauman's Chinese Theater. The theater has recently been offering more people to get their prints in their cement, with the Twilight Cast also recently were announced to be hand dippers as well. Part of this is trying to bring new life to the theater, which has been eclipse fiscally by the...