Saying it all in ten words or less.
Movie posters have a pretty big job. They need to look good, they need to intrigue movie audiences, they need to provide information about who was involved in making a movie, and sometimes, they even need to sum up a movie in just a handful of words. For those few pithy words that can describe a movie and pique the interest of a passerby, we have the Reelzie for Best Movie Poster Tagline. cast your vote >> Posted 12.26.12 by Mandy
A crippled hero rises to save his city one last time. A team of scientists seeking God in the depths of space instead discover pure evil. A fairy tale princess becomes a warrior and saves herself. A foul-mouthed teddy bear plays the white trash name game. This summer's selection of movie releases were filled with triumphant, terrifying, inspiring and hilarious moments.
The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises obliterated the popular myth that the superhero action genre had run its course. Ted proved that Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is even funnier when he doesn't have to censor himself. Moonrise Kindom cemented Wes Anderson as the indie king of whimsical, witty comedies with a heart. Each of these movies were fantastic in their own ways, but how do they stack up against each other? Help us rate the Top 10 Best Movies of the 2012 summer movie season.
Rate the Top 10 Best Movies >> Posted 09.26.12 by BrentJS
|Title ||Weekend ||Total ||Analysis |
|The Expendables 2 ||$28.8M ||28.8M ||Despite bigger marquee names like Schwarzenegger and Willis, failed to match the opening numbers of the original |
|The Bourne Legacy ||$17M ||$69.6M ||Dropped 55% in its second weekend; slightly ahead of The Bourne Identity's numbers after two weeks |
|Paranorman ||$14M ||$14M ||Opened lower than Coraline despite an impressive theater count |
|The Campaign ||$13.4M ||$51.7M ||Modestly budgeted comedy on its way to becoming a hit for Warner Bros. |
|Sparkle ||$12M ||$12M ||Whitney Houston fans didn't necessarily rush out to see her final movie but given its relatively small budget ($14M), still a hit |
Posted 08.20.12 by reelz
It should be a real dog fight at the box office this weekend with the 3-D, stop-motion animated ParaNorman going toe-to-toe with the sequel The Expendables 2 and the musical drama Sparkle, but at least one cast member makes a case for why audiences might want to see ParaNorman instead.
"It's absolutely extraordinary," said Anna Kendrick, who provides the voice of the main character's older sister, Courtney. "It completely exceeded my expectations — particularly in the third act, when things get really crazy. It feels like the screen's going to come apart. I was just so impressed with what these people do and baffled by how their brains can create something like this."
ParaNorman follows the young Norman (voiced by The Road's Kodi Smit-McPhee), who can talk to ghosts and must save his Massachusetts town after it falls under siege from the undead. While Kendrick admits to being impressed with the final result, the actress told Hollywood Dailies that ParaNorman did not convince the actress of the possibility of the supernatural.
"But you know what I've been told, that the reason I've never had any paranormal experiences is because I'm not open to them," Kendrick explained. "And I'm fine with that." watch the trailer >> Posted 08.18.12 by Ryan
This weekend, parents who want to take their children to the movies have two family-friendly options featuring rather misunderstood young boys: Disney's The Odd Life of Timothy Green and Focus Features' 3-D animated movie ParaNorman. In The Odd Life of Timothy Green, C.J. Adams (Dan in Real Life) plays a young boy literally wished into existence who sees life differently from the other boys his age. In ParaNorman, Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In) lends his voice to Norman Babcock, a young boy in a small town who has the ability to see, and speak with, the dead.
We recently got a chance to speak with Jennifer Garner about playing Timothy's mother in The Odd Life, and she said that parents should allow their kids "to be funky" and "to have their eccentricities." Garner's sentiments were echoed by Smit-McPhee regarding his character in ParaNorman, explaining that Norman is "bullied because he's different," but that he stays true to himself and ultimately "becomes a hero." Smit-McPhee's movie mom, Leslie Mann, also revealed to our own Jeremy Parsons that, like her character in the movie, she has had more than her fair share of ghost encounters. MORE >> Posted 08.17.12 by BrentJS
This weekend, Focus Features will release the 3-D, stop-motion animated movie ParaNorman, which follows a boy named Norman Babcock (voiced by Let Me In's Kodi Smit-McPhee) who has the ability to speak to the dead. Norman is forced into saving his small Massachusetts town after it falls under siege from the undead due to a centuries-old curse. So what exactly is said curse? The movie's final trailer exposes the mystery behind it, which apparently involves a witch, who unleashes not only the undead, but ghosts and ghouls as well. The entire mystery is unveiled by Mr. Prenderghast (voiced by John Goodman), the town crazy, who reveals to Norman the various threats that await him. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.16.12 by Ryan
It's taken animation studio LAIKA 3 years to make a follow-up to the 2009 family fantasy hit Coraline, and for good reason: stop-motion animation takes time. A really long, long time.
"A good week — a really good week — was two minutes of footage a week," said screenwriter and co-director Chris Butler about the process of making the upcoming ParaNorman, which follows a boy named Norman Babcock (voiced by Let Me In's Kodi Smit-McPhee) who is forced into saving his small Massachusetts town after it falls under siege from the undead due to a centuries-old curse. While talking to Reelz, Co-director Sam Fell (The Tale of Despereaux) explained that ParaNorman had as many as 26 animators working at a time on the movie, but, using Butler's comment as a guide, making the 92 minutes of ParaNorman took... well, you do the math, but it took a while.
"I think it's the perfect story for the medium because there's something kind of other-worldly about it," said Anna Kendrick, who voices Norman's older sister, Courtney. "Even more so than most animation, you know, to use this format to tell, essentially, a ghost story." watch the trailer >> Posted 08.12.12 by Ryan
On Wednesday more than 120,000 fan(atics) will be in San Diego for this year's Comic-Con and ReelzChannel will be amongst them. We're sending several correspondents to cover everything movie-related. Reelz will have coverage daily online at Reelz.com/comiccon2012 and on TV on Hollywood Dailies. Also, don't forget to check out our Comic-Con special, airing Saturday, July 21 at 7:30p ET and 4:30p PT.
From the mysterious project Elysium, to Quentin Taratino's Django Unchained, to Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, Reelz will be reporting all the details. Here's a tentative list of what we'll be covering at Comic-Con: Reelz's Comic-Con Coverage >> Posted 07.11.12 by Chris
While the movie won't open for well over a month, things have been quiet surrounding the promotion of LAIKA's upcoming stop-motion animated, 3-D movie, ParaNorman. The studio's follow-up to 2009's Coraline, the movie follows local boy Norman (voiced by Let Me In's Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is called upon to save his small Massachusetts town after it falls siege to the undead thanks to a centuries-old curse.
The theatrical trailer for ParaNorman was released way back in March, but, lately, there's been little to see of the promising movie, until the studio released a new featurette that goes behind-the-scenes into the building of Norman. Starting from scratch, Norman eventually ends as a fully-realized, animated character by the end (not to spoil it or anything). watch the video >> Posted 07.06.12 by Ryan
A new domestic theatrical trailer for ParaNorman has been released online. The follow-up to Coraline, the first stop-motion animated feature from Oregon-based animation firm LAIKA, ParaNorman tells the story of Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee, Let Me In), a misunderstood boy with the peculiar ability to see and talk to the dead who could be the only one capable of saving his small town from a centuries-old curse. Casey Affleck, John Goodman, Tempestt Bledsoe, Jeff Garlin and Leslie Mann also lend their voices. see the new poster & watch the trailer >> Posted 03.03.12 by BrentJS