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Neil Blomkamp’s District 9 started as nothing more than a short film titled Live From Johannesburg. Then it became it’s own major motion picture. It dominated the box office and was even nominated for Best Picture. Now it seems that we are going to get another Sci-Fi epic that started out as nothing more than a short film on YouTube turned into something much more after 20th Century purchased the rights to a short titled Archetype.
In a press release, Lucasfilm and Paramount announced they would be releasing the Indiana Jones Blu-ray Collection in the fall of 2012 . The collection will feature Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade, and yes, The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. They will also be releasing a ‘best of’ collection of documentaries, interviews, featurettes and a few new surprises. Even though we were not given an actual release date, details on bonus features, or a price, this should be one of the more popular Blu-ray sets on the shelves. A fine addition for any movie goer’s collection.
From the recommendation of my little brother, I started watching one of Showtime‘s new series last year, Shameless. The second season starts this upcoming weekend, but I caught up on the first season through the wonder of DVR. What’s DVR? Leave now please.
With all the episodes recorded and ready for my viewing pleasure, I plowed through them at an alarming rate. I just started a week ago — considering that, finishing the first season’s 12 episodes is an achievement. I couldn’t stop. The story lines weaved into this show from the various and many interesting characters, both very young and old, kept me wondering what will come next for this low income Chicago family. Hit the jump to hear more about the series, and why I love it so much.
Hollywood is known for bunching releases in certain time frames that fit their strategy. January and February are the dumping grounds for forgetful flops. June through August are the glory days for blockbusters full of explosions and scantily clad ladies. September through December are the months where drama reigns king. But at the end of December, as Christmas rolls around, we get an onslaught of choices that are both entertaining and award-worthy. So, how do you pick the right one for you? Our 2011 Holiday Movie Guide, of course!
There are nine high-profile movies hitting theaters between December 16th and December 30th, along with four highly-touted limited release art films. We are aware some movies will still be in theaters from late November, but this guide is focused on those releasing in the last two weeks of December. In order to make this a little more focused, we’ll give you some sub-categories for exactly what we think each type of movie lover might want.
Next Friday, September 23rd, the movie Thunder Soul will be hitting select theaters as a tribute to the funkadelic and legendary Kashmere Stage Band. Jamie Foxx aided as the Executive Producer on the production and my God, does it look like a great film for music enthusiasts. The film will highlight the history of the high school band that made it big in the 1960′s, while bringing viewers to a present day reunion of the Kashmere Stage Band.