"Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all." — William Faulkner
Thanksgiving Day is a special holiday. It's that one day of the year where we all get to skip work to gather with our friends and family members and simply reflect on the things in our lives that we have to be thankful for...and then watch NFL football and consume massive quantities of "harvest" food. At ReelzChannel, we're all about movies, so Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete if we didn't take the time to be thankful for all of the great new movies of the year. If you're a movie person, then we consider you part of our extended family. So, before you have that third helping of stuffing and pass out on the couch from all of the tryptophan in the turkey, take a moment to share with us the movies that have excited, thrilled, scared, and moved you in 2012.
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Posted 11.22.12 by BrentJS
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|Hotel Transylvania ||$43M ||$43M ||New September opening record provides redemption for Adam Sandler fans |
|Looper ||$21.2M ||$21.2M ||Great reviews and buzz gets original R-rated sci-fi flick a solid opening |
|End of Watch ||$8M ||$26.1M ||This cop drama is already out of the red thanks to its microbudget ($7M) |
|Trouble with the Curve ||$7.53M ||$23.7M ||Trouble holds well dipping only 38% in its second week |
|House at the End of the Street ||$7.1M ||$22.2M ||With a $10M budget, House is in a comfortable place |
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Weeknights after the movies Posted 10.01.12 by reelz
For the most part, the days of the classic monster movie are over. Modern moviegoing audiences are simply too sophisticated to quake at the sight of a shambling, dusty old mummy or a be-caped vampire with a distinctive widow's peak and a propensity for pronouncing his w's as v's. The werewolves, vampires, ghosts and zombies ("Frankensteins") of yesteryear still have enormous appeal, but more often as the subjects of parodies or comedies than of horror movies.
The latest movie to use classic monsters for laughs is acclaimed animator and director Genndy Tartakovsky's (Samurai Jack, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) upcoming 3-D family comedy, Hotel Transylvania, which revolves around a secret hotel run by Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) that caters to monsters who want a little getaway from torch-waving humans. Described by Tartakovsky as a "silly" movie — "Not every movie has to be a Pixar movie. If someone wants to make something like Dumb and Dumber, why can’t we?" — Hotel Transylvania goes straight for laughs, but monster comedies run the entire gamut from child-friendly cheese to really scary-with-a-smidge-of-comic relief. Help us make some sense of these horror-comedy hybrids by rating the Top 10 Monster Movie Comedies.
Rate the Top 10 Monster Movie Comedies >> Posted 09.29.12 by BrentJS
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Weeknights after the movies Posted 09.26.12 by reelz
Sony Pictures Animation has released a second teaser trailer for director Genndy Tartakovsky's (Samurai Jack, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) new 3-D animated feature, Hotel Transylvania. The teaser offers more footage of classic monsters in repose at a resort run by Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) that is designed to be "human free." Unfortunately, bad plumbing and the unexpected arrival of a human named Johnny (Andy Samberg) threaten to disturb the monsters' peaceful getaway and spoil Dracula's daughter's (Selena Gomez) 118th birthday party. watch the new trailer >> Posted 04.26.12 by BrentJS
Sony Pictures Animation has released online the first trailer for acclaimed animator and director Genndy Tartakovsky's (Samurai Jack, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) new 3-D animated feature, Hotel Transylvania. The trailer is brief, promising far more laughs than frights, but the animation is superb. Adam Sandler does an excellent job of disguising his normal voice to play Dracula, the keeper of the inn for monsters who want to go on vacation without having to worry about pesky humans. Until one shows up at the front door, that is.
Curiously, the plot synopsis included with the trailer on the Columbia Pictures Phillipines YouTube channel differs from the previously released one when it comes to the human interloper. The original synopsis described the human as an "ordinary guy" named "Johnny" (voiced by Andy Samberg) who just happens upon the inn and falls in love with Dracula's daughter, Mavis (Selena Gomez), whereas the synopsis included with the trailer described him as "Simon Van Helsing, the youngest in a long line of monster hunters," making his arrival at the inn seem anything but accidental. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.28.12 by BrentJS
Sony Pictures Animation gave us our first look at one of the monsters in director Genndy Tartakovsky's (Samurai Jack, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) upcoming 3-D family comedy, Hotel Transylvania, by releasing concept art depicting Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler) on Halloween of last year. One week later, the studio followed up the Dracula concept art with the release of a fully-rendered image of Dracula's daughter, Mavis, when it was announced that Miley Cyrus would be providing the "teen" (she's 118) vampire's voice (Cyrus was later replaced by Selena Gomez).
Now, several more of the monsters that will be haunting the halls of Dracula's Hotel Transylvania — where the motto is "human-free since 1898" — have been revealed in a pair of new promotional images for the movie. see the new images >> Posted 03.14.12 by BrentJS
Jessica Chastain has starred in a variety of movies already this year from the spy thriller, The Debt, to the heavy drama of The Tree of Life, just to name a few (there were five others just this year). In September, Chastain forged ahead with yet another role, landing one of the two leading female roles in the upcoming sci-fi epic Horizons, opposite Tom Cruise. She could also end up playing the late Princess Diana in an upcoming biopic as well.
Thompson on Hollywood reports that one of the projects that might move forward after being announced at the American Film Market is Caught in Flight, which would see Chastain as Diana in a story described as "love story between a princess locked in a tower and an ordinary man". The story is based on the secret love affair between Diana and heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Kahn and reportedly portrays Diana as a "damaged person who stalks the doctor after he ends the affair".
The script for Caught in Flight was written by Stephen Jeffreys (The Libertine) with German director Oliver Hirschbiegel (Five Minutes of Heaven). Should everything move forward, production begins in the spring of next year. Rufus sewell starts a war in Paradise Lost; Miley Cyrus is Dracula's daughter >> Posted 11.08.11 by Ryan
Sony Pictures Animation showed that it was in the Halloween spirit yesterday by releasing the first character designs from its upcoming 3-D family comedy, Hotel Transylvania. The designs (below) offer a sneak peek at the lead character, Dracula, which will be voiced by Adam Sandler. Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky (Samurai Jack, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), the movie centers around an inn that caters to monsters looking for a refuge from the modern world and includes an all-star cast of comedy voice talents including Kevin James as Frank (-enstein), Fran Drescher as Eunice, David Spade as Quasimodo, Cee Lo Green as Murray the Mummy, Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon as werewolves Wayne and Wanda, and Andy Samberg as Jonathan, the tale's lone human. check out the 'Dracula' character designs >> Posted 11.01.11 by BrentJS
Sony Pictures Animation announced in a recent press release that comedy superstar Adam Sandler will lend his distinctive voice to Dracula, the lead character in the studio's upcoming 3-D family comedy Hotel Transylvania. The movie, about a hotel that serves as a refuge to monsters looking to hide from the modern world, has been in development since 2006 and has gone through a series of directors before finally landing Genndy Tartakovsky, the acclaimed animator, director, and producer behind such popular and innovative series as Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. more about Hotel Transylvania >> Posted 07.08.11 by BrentJS