The night before Zack Snyder's 3-D adaptation of the popular children's book series by Kathryn Lasky opens in theaters, fans across the country got the chance to screen it and talk with the director. ReelzChannel correspondent Steve Patterson moderated the fan Q&A session, which will be shown on tomorrow's Hollywood Dailies along with additional Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole coverage. What questions did fans ask? Find out in Steve's blog coverage of the event, and get details about where you can watch it. see Steve's blog >> Posted 09.23.10 by reelz
Zack Snyder, the director of 300 and Watchmen, was certainly a surprising choice to bring an owl fantasy to the big screen, but he's done it, and apparently done it pretty well.
Posted 09.23.10 by reelz
"...a delightfully immersive CG fantasy from the animators of Happy Feet."— Jeff Labrecque, Entertainment Weekly
"...the film's aesthetically stunning, muscular action and celebration of the natural world's fantastic majesty proves an ideal showcase for the 300 and Watchmen auteur's (Snyder) trademark stop-and-count-the-feathers slow-motion."— Nick Schager, Village Voice
"A classy cast and stunning visuals compensate for a pedestrian script."— Stephen Farber, Hollywood Reporter
"...a movie at odds with itself. On the one hand, it inspires awe with its visionary aesthetic achievements. On the other, it's the same old hero hokum. While the former finally wins out, the latter makes the victory bittersweet indeed."— Bill Gibron, filmcritic.com
"Though visually stunning and blessed with immaculate 3D work, film is fatally bogged down by tackling an essentially ridiculous premise (gladiator-attired owls fight genocide) with stony solemnity, and by subsisting on a note of sustained menace and terror in what is ostensibly a children's film."— Andrew Barker, Variety
In our Fall Movie Spotlight, ReelzChannel regular and movie reviewer Richard Roeper looked at the biggest titles coming to theaters over the next several months. Find out what he had to say about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Legend of the Guardians, Megamind, and Tangled. watch Roeper's preview for the rest of these movies >> Posted 09.11.10 by reelz
In March, Warner Bros. announced that Zack Snyder's upcoming action movie Sucker Punch would be converted to 3-D before it opened in 2011. Considering the movie is described as "Alice in Wonderland with machine guns" and often takes place in a dream world where battles ensue against a fire-breathing dragon, 3-D seemed an appropriate format. The one sticking point is Snyder, however, who admitted in July that he wasn't sure about the conversion. Snyder's other upcoming movie, the animated Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole will be in 3-D, but Snyder told Encore that he's decided against 3-D for Sucker Punch. Why no 3-D, Snyder? >> Posted 08.28.10 by Ryan
- It's fall (aka queue up the Oscar movies), so not surprisingly there are more dramas headed into theaters than this past summer. Also on the upswing are 3-D movies — in fact, nearly 1/3 of the fall titles boost the extra dimension, with 100 percent of the Kids/Family movies playing in 3-D.
By the numbers, here's how the season breaks down: fans of action/adventure (7), horror (6), drama (6), and comedy (5) are in luck, with the offerings fewer and farther between for kids (4) and mystery/thriller fans (3). Get details on all of them, including who stars, and check out the trailers and photo galleries.
see our 2010 Fall Movie Guide >> Posted 08.11.10 by reelz
A new, and most likely final, poster for Watchmen director Zack Snyder's upcoming 3-D flick Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole has been released online. The animated owl movie — from the same studio that made Happy Feet and set for theater release on September 24th — features an impressive cast of Hollywood voices, including Hugo Weaving (The Lord of the Rings), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Geoffrey Rush (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Helen Mirren (The Queen).
The group of owls on the poster — each with varying degrees of cuteness — stand next to a piece of owl head armor. A fantasy-world landscape looms in the background, in what looks like a cross between Narnia and Middle Earth. But this is not a Hollywood mash-up. Legend of the Guardians is based on the first three books in the Guardians of Ga'hoole series, penned by Kathryn Lasky in 2003. The story follows a young Barn Owl Soren (voiced by 21's Jim Sturgess), who is snatched by evil owls from St. Aegolius Academy for Orphaned Owls. Soren eventually escapes to the island of Ga'hoole and joins other owls in the war against the Academy. Posted 08.09.10 by reelz
The trailer for Zack Snyder's Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, playing in theaters before The Karate Kid, is now online. By the looks of this, it's going to be awesome in 3-D. If you didn't catch the teaser on Reelz Channel TV or aren't a fan of the series, here's what you need to know: The movie's based on the first three books in Kathryn Lasky's popular series of novels, the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, which tell the story of Soren. This young owl is entranced with his father's stories about the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, protectors of owlkind. Once Soren is kidnapped, he gathers together a group to escape and join the Guardians. Warner Brothers will be bringing it to the big screen in both 2-D and 3-D on September 24th. Posted 06.16.10 by reelz
There hasn't been much news about director Zack Snyder's 3-D animated adventure movie Legend of the Guardians since the trailer first debuted on ReelzChannel TV in March. The trailer was quickly followed by the release of some high-quality stills, but then everything went silent for several months. Now, Warner Bros. has released an official synopsis for this adaptation of the Guardians of Ga'Hoole children's novel series written by Kathryn Lasky, as well as a behind-the-scenes featurette with commentary from the director and his wife, executive producer Deborah Snyder. MORE >> Posted 06.10.10 by BrentJS
Warner Bros. has recently released a bunch of new artwork for three of its upcoming movies. First up, a terrifying new teaser poster for director Samuel Bayer's A Nightmare on Elm Street reboot. Jackie Earle Hayley steps into the role of the nightmare killer, Freddy Krueger, played by Robert Englund in horror master Wes Craven's 1984 original and in the seven subsequent sequels. A Nightmare on Elm Street opens April 30th.
Next up, a new international poster for another remake of an '80s classic, Louis Leterrier's Clash of the Titans. Loosely based on Greek mythology, Clash of the Titans stars Sam Worthington as Perseus, Liam Neeson as Zeus, Ralph Fiennes as Hades, Mads Mikkelsen as Draco, and Alexa Davalos as Andromeda. Clash of the Titans opens April 2nd in 2-D and 3-D.
Finally, a little something for the young at heart. Warner Bros. has released a series of high-quality stills from director Zack Snyder's computer-animated adventure movie Legend of the Guardians. Based on the first three books of Kathryn Lasky's popular children's book series Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Legend tells the story of Soren (voiced by Jim Sturgess), a young barn owl kidnapped by St. Aggie's, an academy for orphaned owls that actually brainwashes young owls into becoming soldiers to fight the wise, noble owls of Ga'Hoole. The impressive cast includes the voice talents of Geoffrey Rush, Hugo Weaving, Sam Neill, and Helen Mirren. Legend of the Guardians opens September 24th. Posted 03.09.10 by BrentJS
The web is abuzz with excitement about the trailer for Zack Snyder's first animated movie, which will run for the first time in theaters this weekend ahead of Alice in Wonderland.
Well, we've got big news. Fans of Kathryn Lasky's fantasy series can see that trailer two days earlier — tonight on ReelzChannel's Hollywood Dailies (7PM ET/PT). And we'll have the trailer online on Friday.
Guardians tells the story of how an owl named Soren (Sturgess), who is entranced with his father's stories about the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, protected owlkind. Once Soren is kidnapped, he gathers together a group to escape and join the Guardians.
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