Reviews w/c May 21 2012

Bait

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whats-on-penang-baitAction | Horror | Thriller

Director: Kimble Rendall
Writers:
Duncan Kennedy (additional writing by), Justin Monjo (additional writing by)
Stars:
Phoebe Tonkin, Sharni Vinson and Julian McMahon

Anchor Bay Films announces the September 18th release of Bait 3D on DVD, Blu-ray and Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack. Natively shot in 3D, and filled with terrifying special effects and blood-thirsty great white sharks, Bait 3D is a fun and action-packed thrill ride. Spr is $29.99 for the Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD combo, and $24.98 for the DVD. Special features include includes a gallery of original production storyboards. Pre-book is August 16th.

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The Dark Knight Rises

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whats-on-penang-the-dark-knight-rises-new164 min  –  Action | Adventure | Crime

Director: Christopher Nolan
Writers:
Jonathan Nolan (screenplay), Christopher Nolan (screenplay)
Stars:
Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Gary Oldman

If you enjoy following the game that is the box office, you’re undoubtedly wondering if The Avengers can hang on to its record of the biggest all-time domestic opening, now that The Dark Knight Rises is blasting its way into theaters this weekend. Batman will have a challenge overtaking the Marvel team, as this weekend’s movie doesn’t have the added 3D ticket prices. But if pre-sales are any evidence to go by, the contest is going to be tight– and the newest numbers from Fandango say The Dark Knight Rises might set that record after all. In a press release the ticket sales company just announced that the Christopher Nolan film accounts for 91% of today’s ticket sales, and almost every single IMAX midnight showing for tonight is completely sold out– so don’t count on showing up last minute and snagging a seat.

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Oz: The Great and Powerful

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whats-on-penang0-the-great-and-powerfulFantasy

Director: Sam Raimi
Writers:
L. Frank Baum (novel), Mitchell Kapner (screenplay)
Stars:
James Franco, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz
Following their Hall H panel at Comic-Con, director Sam Raimi, along with actresses Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams, held a press conference to discuss the new film Oz: The Great and Powerful, which already looks intriguing and compelling, just from its small glimpses.  The story is a prequel to the classic Wizard of Oz, telling how the selfish Wizard (played by James Franco) arrived in Oz from Kansas and went on to become a more selfless ruler and man.  Check out what they had to say after the jump. Question: Sam, with the Spider-Man movies, you showed that you have a great way of being able to stay true to the source material while still keeping the Sam Raimi touch, whether it’s your camera work or the sense of humor you inject in it.

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[REC]³ Génesis

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whats-on-penang-genesis80 min  –  Drama | Horror | Thriller

Director: Paco Plaza
Writers:
Paco Plaza (screenplay), Luiso Berdejo (screenplay)
Stars:
Leticia Dolera, Diego Martín and Javier Botet
[Rec] 3 will be released in Spain on March 30, 2012 and we have 3 clips to keep your interest satisfied. Another piece of good news is that [Rec] 3 Genesis has been picked up for distribution in the United States with Magnolia. No Us release information is available at this time. [Rec]³ Génesis is written by Luis Berdejo and stars Leticia Dolera, Javier Botet (The Last Circus) and Diego Martin. »

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Silver Linings PlayBook

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whats-on-penang-silver-liningComedy

Director: David O. Russell
Writers:
Matthew Quick (novel), David O. Russell (screenplay)
Stars:
Bradley Cooper, Julia Stiles and Robert De Niro
It’s an understandable expectation that when one sees “new David O. Russell trailer,” they automatically ready themselves to see Mark Wahlberg’s face pop up once they hit “play.” But, oops, the Funky One was traded out as the lead of Silver Linings Playbook by Russell himself last summer in favor of someone else apparently willing to work for less pay (and less fuss) – Bradley Cooper. And while that’s the sort of casting might-have-been trivia we could all still be talking about years from now, hopefully the film’s first trailer will silence that, because it’s hard to imagine that Wahlberg could infuse the part of bonkers old Pat Solitano with as much desperation and joy as Cooper appears to do in just two minutes.

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Nitro Circus

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whats-on-penang-nitro-circusAction | Comedy

Directors: Gregg Godfrey, Jeremy Rawle
Writers:
Travis Pastrana, Jeremy Rawle
Stars:
Travis Pastrana, Tommy Passemante and Jolene Van Vugt
Arc Entertainment has released the first trailer for Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D, a theatrical expansion of the Nitro Circus MTV series. Delve head first into the high-flying world of action sports with death-defying stunts from Travis Pastrana and his team of thrill-seekers. Take a look at the first footage from this extreme adventure.
Nitro Circus The Movie 3D – Trailer
Travis Pastrana and his tight-knit, highly-skilled, adrenaline-addicted friends bring their impossible, ridiculous, insane and hysterical adventures to the big screen for the first time. Dreaming up the most dangerous stunts in the world of action sports — whether they are trying to back flip a bike over a building 60-stories high or landing a death defying jump while playing Angry Birds — Pastrana and his gang are always at it. High Risk. High Octane. And No Safety Nets Allowed.

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Jack Reacher

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whats-on-penang-jack-reacherCrime | Drama

Director: Christopher McQuarrie
Writers:
Christopher McQuarrie (screenplay), Lee Child (novel)
Stars:
Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike and Robert Duvall
I’ll admit to not knowing much about Jim Grant’s, writing under the name Lee Child, Jack Reacher books, though I’m led to believe the character is a giant, wrecking machine of a man, killing a villain with one punch to the head. Not something you think of when you see Tom Cruise, but the man has shown time and again he does action with the best of them, and while this first trailer for Jack Reacher, based on the novel One Shot, doesn’t give much away, it does have me itching to see more. Synopsis: A homicide investigator digs deeper into a case involving a trained military sniper who shot five random victims.

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Compliance

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whats-on-penang-complianceDrama | Thriller

Director: Craig Zobel
Writer:
Craig Zobel
Stars:
Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker and Pat Healy
Hey, remember that crazy story that came out a few years back about a McDonald’s employee who had been taken into a back room, strip searched by her manager and forced to do other lewd acts, all because they had been ordered to do so by a caller claiming to be a police officer? This was part of a series of hoax calls perpetrated by one man over the course of a decade, and in most cases, he was able to get people to do just about anything he wanted merely by posing as an authority figure. The story brought up all kinds of questions about psychology and human nature, essentially echoing the findings of the infamous Stanford prison experiment. Director Craig Zobel (Great World of Sound) decided to make a film about the incident called Compliance, and it sparked a lot of controversy at Sundance earlier this year where

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For A Good Time, Call

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whats-on-penang-for-a-good-time-callComedy

Director: Jamie Travis
Writers:
Lauren Miller, Katie Anne Naylon
Stars:
Ari Graynor, Lauren Miller and Justin Long
Lauren Miller makes her Sundance debut Sunday evening as the co-writer and star of the phone-sex comedy, For a Good Time Call. Miller, who’s appeared in such films as 50/50 and Observe and Report, reveals the trials of the writing process, the indie film she most admires and her husband’s cameo in the film. THR’s Complete Sundance 2012 Coverage The Hollywood Reporter: This is your first major attempt at screenwriting.

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The Man with the Iron Fists

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whats-on-penang-the-man-with-the-iron-fistAction

Director: RZA
Writers:
Eli Roth (screenplay), RZA (screenplay)
Stars:
Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung and Lucy Liu
So here’s the first trailer for the kung fu epic The Man With The Iron Fists. I talked about this movie yesterday when the official poster came out. Basically, I was gushing over RZA because he’s the best and any other argument is invalid.
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The trailer is pretty intense, it’s hard to completely understand what we’re looking at due to the color scheme and fast editing. I can hope that the film itself isn’t so choppy. But, that being said, this still looks pretty effin’ awesome. A fan that just goes around and slits people’s throats? Is there a toy tie in with this? Nerf may have a missed oppurtunity here.

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Here Comes The Boom

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whats-on-penang-here-comes-the-boom Comedy | Action

Director: Frank Coraci
Writers:
Kevin James, Rock Reuben
Stars:
Kevin James, Salma Hayek and Henry Winkler
Another month has gone by, and we rounded up all the best and worst of the lot in our June entertainment review. We’re excited to see Bradley Cooper in the Silver Linings Playbook trailer, surprised at how much we’re looking forward to Kevin James in the Here Comes the Boom trailer, and terrified of Matthew Fox in the Alex Cross trailer. Nora Ephron is on our minds this week, as the illustrious filmmaker recently passed. We took a look back at some of the best lines from the writer/director’s films. In case you missed them, here are the newest pics of Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man.

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Alex Cross

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whats-on-penang-alex-cross Crime | Mystery | Thriller

Director: Rob Cohen
Writers:
Marc Moss (screenplay), Kerry Williamson (screenplay)
Stars:
Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox and Rachel Nichols
Today, we have two images of two leading men with weapons: Vin Diesel as Riddick and Tyler Perry as Alex Cross. Diesel has been hard at work completing the third film in the franchise that started with Pitch Black and continued in The Chronicles of Riddick. This iteration finds our anti-hero left for dead on a desert planet infested with predators.  Riddick is forced to activate a beacon that alerts mercenaries to come and collect their prize. Perry stars in the adaptation of James Patterson’s novel, “Cross,” as the titular detective.  Alex Cross pits Perry against a sadistic serial killer (Matthew Fox) in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.  Hit the jump to check out the images. First up, from Diesel’s Facebook page, comes this new image from Riddick: This latest image fits into the theme of previous images released, including the first look at Riddick’s mercenaries, the first look

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Robot & Frank

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whats-on-penang-robot--frank Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Director: Jake Schreier
Writer:
Christopher D. Ford
Stars:
Peter Sarsgaard, Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon
A new trailer for Robot and Frank has been released. The film, set in the “near future,” stars Frank Langella as Frank, an ageing jewel thief who plans one last heist with a robot. Frank, who struggles with new technology, receives the robot from his children (James Marsden and Liv Tyler) to look out for him and help him with various chores like gardening.

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Assassin’s Bulet

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whats-on-penang-assassins-bullet Action | Drama | Thriller

Director: Isaac Florentine
Writers:
Nancy L. Babine, Elika Portnoy (story)
Stars:
Christian Slater, Donald Sutherland and Elika Portnoy
Christian Slater is out to save the world in “Assassin’s Bullet” (also known as “Sofia”), the former “Pump up the Volume” star’s latest (mostly) direct-to-dvd action movie for “Undisputed” director Isaac Florentine, who is building up quite the filmography in DVDland. (By the way, has it actually been 22 years since “Pump Up the Volume”? I love that movie. Hard Harry forever!) Anyhoo. Check out a trailer, poster, and images from the actioner below, people who enjoy checking out assets from upcoming action movies. So the killer is a woman. I hope that’s not some kind of surprise in the movie cause, well, it’s all over the trailer, isn’t it? When an unknown vigilante begins killing high-priority terrorists from America’s Most Wanted list in Europe, a former FBI field agent (Christian Slater) is brought in by the Us Ambassador (Donald Sutherland) to discover the identity of the assassin.

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HotelTransylvania

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whats-on-penang-hotel-transylvania Animation | Comedy | Family

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky
Writers:
David I. Stern, Dan Hageman (screenplay)
Stars:
Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Andy Samberg
Remember what happened the last time Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg teamed up for a film? Of course you do! It was this month for That’s My Boy, which is hands down the worst film of the year so far. Our very own Jonathan Lack had some choice words to say about it, which you can check out here.
Despite how badly that film turned out, the two are at it again and this time they’re bringing us Hotel Transylvania, which is a family centric animated film coming to us from Sony Pictures Animation. Also starring in the film are Selena Gomez, David Spade, Kevin James, Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon.

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Pitch Perfect

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whats-on-penang-pitch-perfect Comedy | Music

Director: Jason Moore
Writers:
Kay Cannon (screenplay), Mickey Rapkin (book)
Stars:
Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson
Elizabeth Banks has been a busy woman this year: she has already appeared in three films and several episodes of “30 Rock,” with “People Like Us” and “Pitch Perfect” coming up. Her schedule shows no signs of slowing down, either, with several projects listed on her IMDb page for 2013. However, one movie of hers that may not be coming to a theater near you is “Frank or Francis.” Banks told Moviefone that the highly anticipated film, written and directed by Charlie Kaufman, is currently at a standstill. “We didn’t get to shoot that movie,” she said during an interview ahead of the release of “People Like Us.” “It was ready to go, and, as many movies do, it fell apart at the last minute.” Banks was cast in “Frank or Francis” back in January. The film — a “musical satire” about Hollywood and the internet — was also set to star Steve Carell,

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Hijacked

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whats-on-penang-hijacked Action | Thriller

Director: Brandon Nutt
Writers:
Declan O’Brien, Brandon Nutt
Stars:
Craig Fairbrass, Dominic Purcell and Vinnie Jones
If you needed someone to save you from a hijacked airplane, I guess former Ufc camp Randy Couture and “Prison Break’s” Dominic Purcell ain’t such a bad option. The duo take on “Lights Out’s” Holt McCallany in the new “Die Hard on a Plane” flick “Hijacked”. (Curious that Holt McCallany is introduced as a castmember of “Fight Club”, a film from 13 years ago where his character didn’t even have a name, and not from “Lights Out”, a TV series from less than a year ago where he was the star.) Anyways, it’s “Die Hard in an Airplane on Speed”. Or some such. Looks mildly diverting, I suppose. Special Agent Ross’s (Couture) plans to reconcile with his ex-fiancé are ruined when she boards a private jet that is targeted by hijackers working for the same crime lord he is chasing. With no time to inform his team,

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Celeste and Jesse Forever

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whats-on-penang-celeste-and-jesse-forever Comedy | Drama

Director: Lee Toland Krieger
Writers:
Rashida Jones (screenplay), Will McCormack (screenplay)
Stars:
Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg and Elijah Wood
Starring Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg in the leads, Celeste and Jesse Forever debuted at Sundance earlier this year to very positive reviews, instantly becoming one of the most anticipated indie films of the year.
Jones herself is behind the script, co-writing with long-time friend Will McCormack, who also stars, alongside Emma Roberts, Elijah Wood, Ari Graynor, and Chris Messina.
After hearing that the film would be debuting in the Us on 3rd August back in April, things have been fairly quiet, but Jones took to Twitter last night and previewed the first official poster, which is as charming as the film sounds.
I particularly like the ‘A Loved Story’ tagline at the bottom-right.
“Celeste (Rashida Jones) and Jesse (Andy Samberg) met in high school, married young and are growing apart.

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Dredd

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whats-on-penang-dreddAction | Sci-Fi

Director: Pete Travis
Writers:
Carlos Ezquerra (characters), Alex Garland (screenplay)
Stars:
Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey 
Anyone that saw 1995’s Judge Dredd starring Sylvester Stallone knows that director Pete Travis (Vantage Point, Endgame) didn’t have a high bar to climb for his upcoming Dredd to be seen as the better adaptation of the British comic book character created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra. Now that the first trailer is online, Travis, by many accounts, has exceeded expectations.
The first part of the trailer sets up the world of Mega City One, where the populace is falling under the influence of a new illegal drug controlled by drug lord Ma-Ma (Lena Headey). Coming to the city’s aid is cop Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) and his rookie partner, the telepathic Judge Anderson (Olivia Thirlby), who, in the movie’s neo-futuristic setting can act as judge, jury, and executioner.

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

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whats-on-penang-the-twilight-saga-part-2Adventure | Drama | Fantasy

Director: Bill Condon
Writers:
Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay), Stephenie Meyer (novel)
Stars:
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner
Kristen Stewart is this calendar year’s highest-paid actress, according to Forbes Magazine’s calculations. Per their sources and estimations, Kristen Stewart is earning around $12.5 million per movie now, plus back-end pay. The publication speculates that between the dates of May, 2011 and May, 2012, she pulled in an estimated $34.5 million, making her the highest paid Hollywood actress of the year. That’s quite a nice coup! View slideshow: Kristen Stewart Forbes estimates that Twilight Saga co-stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner command the same size paychecks as Stewart at this point, but her appearance in the Universal Pictures flick Snow White And The Huntsman in addition to The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 over the past year puts her way ahead of them for .

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Resident Evil : Retribution

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whats-on-penang-resident-evil-retributionAction | Horror | Sci-Fi

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Writer:
Paul W.S. Anderson
Stars:
Milla Jovovich, Sienna Guillory and Michelle Rodriguez
Today we have a geat a look at the brand new trailer for “Resident Evil: Retribution,” which is directed by Paul Ws Anderson and is set to hit theaters on September 14th. Check it out below. Plot Synopsis: The Umbrella Corporation’s deadly T-virus continues to ravage the Earth, transforming the global population into legions of the flesh eating Undead.

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 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

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whats-on-penang-seeking-a-friend-for-the-end-of-the-world101 min  –  Comedy | Drama | Romance 

Director: Lorene Scafaria
Writer:
Lorene Scafaria (screenplay)
Stars:
Steve Carell, Keira Knightley and Melanie Lynskey
Taking audiences on a humorous, moving, and intimate journey against an epic backdrop of Earth’s final days, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist). Set in a too-near future where time at once stands still and is slipping away forever, the writer/director explores what people will do and how they will feel when humanity’s end is near. Starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley as the unlikely traveling companions, this “witty, warm-hearted and impressively original” (Hollywood Reporter) romantic comedy hits theater this Friday, June 22, 2012.

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 Sinister

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whats-on-penang-sinisterCrime | Horror | Thriller

Director: Scott Derrickson
Writers:
Scott Derrickson (screenplay), C. Robert Cargill
Stars:
Ethan Hawke, Juliet Rylance and James Ransone
Ethan Hawke sure has a passion for playing writer (no surprise really, given that he’s one himself). He played one in “Before Sunrise,” its follow-up “Before Sunset,” and in his latest, “The Woman in the Fifth” (in theaters this Friday). Turns out he’s at it again in his upcoming horror film, “Sinister,” which premiered to good word of mouth as a ‘secret screening’ at this year’s SXSW Film Festival, and just got a terrifying trailer. In the film, opening October 5, Hawke plays a true crime novelist who uncovers a box of home videos showing other families being brutally murdered. His investigation leads him to suspect that there is a supernatural element to the story, and that his own family may soon well be a target. Indiewire’s Eric Kohn is a fan. In his review of the film from SXSW, Kohn wrote: “Anchored by a moody Ethan Hawke performance and classically unsettling scare tactics

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 The Amazing Spider-Man

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whats-on-penang-the-amazing-spider-man136 min  –  Action | Adventure | Fantasy 

Director: Marc Webb
Writers:
James Vanderbilt (screenplay), Alvin Sargent (screenplay)
Stars:
Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Rhys Ifans
Look Here’s our first look at Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad as Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, respectively. The two are filming jOBS, one of two Steve Jobs biopics currently being worked on. [Slashfilm] A very old-looking Kristen Wiig and Ben Stiller on the set of their new movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. [Buzzfeed] Also, a new poster for The Amazing Spider-Man   News Hot off his Oscar win, The Artist star Jean Dujardin has joined Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street as “a suave Swiss banker.” He joins Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and Kyle Chandler in the film, which shoots this summer. [Variety] Portia Doubleday and Judy Greer have joined the cast of the Carrie remake.

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 The Expendables 2

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whats-on-penang-expendables-2Action | Adventure 

Director: Simon West
Writers:
Richard Wenk (screenplay), Ken Kaufman (screenplay)
Stars:
Sylvester Stallone, Liam Hemsworth and Randy Couture
M&C has added production stills and teaser posters from the upcoming action film The Expendables 2. Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) in The Expendables 2. Photo credit: Frank Masi Maggie (Yu Nan), Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Gunner Jensen (Dolph Lundgren), Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) and Toll Road (Randy Couture) in The Expendables 2. Photo credit: Frank Masi Chuck Norris stars as ‘Booker’ in The Expendables 2. Photo credit: Frank Masi The Expendables 2 hits theaters August 17th

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Take This Waltz

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whats-on-penang-take-this-waltzComedy | Drama

Director: Sarah Polley
Writer:
Sarah Polley
Stars:
Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman
The last trailer for Take This Waltz was a small masterpiece, dominated mostly by a single monologue from star Michelle Williams that served as a perfect metaphor for the dilemma her character found herself in: Stay with her husband (Seth Rogen), or indulge in an affair with a handsome stranger (Luke Kirby, of HBO’s Tell Me You Love Me).
The new trailer spells out that plot more explicitly, but it still has its charms. Director Sarah Polley’s vibrant visual style is still readily apparent. And I especially like the notion that getting a dog isn’t a starter for a kid

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Django Unchained

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whats-on-penang-django-unchainedDrama | Western

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Writer:
Quentin Tarantino
Stars:
Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson and Leonardo DiCaprio
Among this week’s biggest and best videos we have the first trailer from Quentin Tarantino’s explosive western Django Unchained, a bit of a Star Trek 2 tease from Simon Pegg, Emma Watson stepping outside of the Harry Potter series for the first time since Deathly Hallows – Part 2 and Denzel Washington spinning a passenger upside down. Digital Spy rounds up the hottest five videos from the past seven days below: Django Unchained trailer premieres online

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Wreck-It Ralph

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whats-on-penang-wreck-it-ralph89min | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

Director: Rich Moore
Writer:
Phil Johnston
Stars:
John C. Reilly, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch
Here’s a simple way to pitch Disney’s newest animated movie, Wreck-It Ralph: It’s like Toy Story, but with video games. Instead of physical toys coming to life when their owners aren’t around, it’s about the lives of video game characters when their players aren’t around. And as with Pixar’s most beloved franchise, Disney looks to have spared no expense when it comes to making sure its fantasy world of video games is filled with real world gaming icons.

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The Pact

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whats-on-penang-The-pact89min | Horror | Mystery | Thriller

Director: Nicholas McCarthy
Writers:Nicholas McCarthy
Stars:Caity Lotz, Casper Van Dien and Agnes Bruckner
Earlier in the week Thn brought you the new trailer for director Nicholas McCarthy’s intense new horror The Pact. The film stars newcomer Caity Lotz, Agnes Bruckner and Casper Van Dien, in the story of a pair of sisters, who when reluctantly travelling back to their childhood home, come up against a malevolent force, unwilling to let them leave.
The trailer does indeed look a step above the usual tripe like The Devil Inside and Paranormal Activity, so popular in the genre nowadays. The Pact is a fleshed out version of  McCarthy’s independent short film of the same name and below we have the new UK quad poster, as well as the fearsome first clip. The film hits cinemas 8th June.

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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whats-on-penang-the-perk-of-being-a-wallflowerDrama | Romance

Director: Stephen Chbosky
Writers:Stephen Chbosky (novel), Stephen Chbosky (screenplay)
Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson and Ezra Miller
Daniel Radcliffe hadThe Woman in Black to contend with as his first post-Potter project and now it’s Emma Watson’s turn to hit the big screen as someone other than Hermione and from the first trailer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower, we see the makings of a wild child with an irrepressible joie de vivre who will coax Logan Lerman’s timid Charlie, the wallflower of the film’s title, into adventures he’s never imagined.
Based on the best-seller by Stephen Chbosky, who wrote the screenplay and make his directorial debut here, Tpwbaw is a coming-of-age tale about an introverted high school boy without friends who finds kindred spirits in seniors Sam and Patrick (We Need To Talk About Kevin’s Ezra Miller) and ends up in the middle of all the scary, risky and life-affirming things teenagers tend to experience.

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Madagascar 3

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whats-on-penang-madagascar-3-new Animation | Adventure | Comedy

Director: Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
Writers:Eric Darnell (screenplay), Noah Baumbach (screenplay)
Stars: Ben Stiller, Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock
The Us is only a few shorts weeks away from seeing the third instalment in the Madagascar series hit the big screen, and after getting the first full-length trailer back in March, the first clip from the film has now made its way online.
Co-directed by original directors from the first two films, Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath, and joined by Conrad Vernon (Monsters vs. Aliens), the film sees the return of Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter, and of course Sacha Baron Cohen voicing the beloved King Julien, with Bryan Cranston and Jessica Chastain topping the newcomers.
“Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo, and Melman the Giraffe are still fighting to get home to their beloved Big Apple and of course, King Julien, Maurice and the Penguins are all along for the comedic adventure

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Premium Rush

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Director: David Koepp
Writers:David Koepp, John Kamps
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon and Aaron Tveit
On a long enough timeline, even the bike-messenger storyline gets recycled.
This is one of those things you’d hope that the opening stages of the Apocalypse might have taken care of.  These is no need for another bike messenger movie.  There was no need for the very first bike messenger movie which, to the best of my knowledge (and feel free to comment anything to the contrary), was the 1986 Kevin Bacon flick, Quicksilver.
Quicksilver was a bad movie, just so there is no confusion.  It was the story of a Wall Street hotshot who gives up the stock game (in the ’80s, mind you), becomes fascinated with bike messengers, and midway through the first act, becomes one himself.  What follows?  A whole lot of irresponsible bicycling and hamfisted car vs. bike, man vs. machine metaphors.

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‘Les Misérables’

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Director: Tom Hooper
Writers:Claude-Michel Schönberg (book), Alain Boublil (book)
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway
New images from Les Misérables have been released. Tom Hooper’s adaptation of the classic 1980s musical stars Hugh Jackman as parole-breaking convict Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as the police officer pursuing him and Anne Hathaway as starving prostitute Fantine. The pictures, released by USA Today, include a scene of Jackman and Crowe’s characters in conversation while the former has assumed a new identity (above), and show a waifish Hathaway in character.

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Snow White and the Huntsman

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Director: Rupert Sanders
Writers:Evan Daugherty (screenplay), John Lee Hancock (screenplay)
Stars: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron
The producers of “Snow White and the Huntsman” passed over able-bodied little people to fill the iconic roles of Snow White’s dwarfs — casting big people instead — and a prominent little people organization is pissed.A rep for “Little People of America” tells TMZ, the entertainment industry should be actively casting little people.The rep adds, “This means both casting people with dwarfism as characters that were specifically written to be played by little

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House at the End of the Street

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Director: Mark Tonderai
Writers: David Loucka (screenplay), Jonathan Mostow (story))
Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue and Max Thieriot
Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence is set to test out her newfound box office clout with The House at the End of the Street, a thriller directed by Mark Tonderai. Relativity Media released a trailer Monday for the film, which co-stars Elizabeth Shue (Piranha 3D) and Max Thierot (My Soul to Take). Photos: Behind the Scenes of THR’s ‘Hunger Games’ Cover Shoot (Exclusive) Lawrence plays Elissa, a young woman who moves with her mother (Shue) to a new neighborhood only to discover that their home is right next door to one where a girl murdered her parents.

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The Words

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Director: Brian Kluqman, Lee Sternthal
Writers: Brian Kluqman (screenplay), Lee Sternthal (screenplay)
Stars: Bradley Cooper, Dennis Quaid and Olivia Wilde | See full cast and crew
The new trailer for the upcoming romantic drama ‘The Words’ has been released by CBS Films. The movie, which stars Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde and Ben Barnes, was an official selection at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and is set to hit theaters on September 21. Written and directed by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal, ‘The Words’ follows young writer Rory Jansen, played by Cooper, who finally achieves long sought after literary success. Having published the next great American novel, Rory must contend with the fact that he didn’t actually write the book. As the past comes back to haunt Rory, he must confront  [ Read More ] »

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Skyfall

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Director: Sam Mendes
Writers: Ian Fleming (character), John Logan (screenplay), and 3 more credits
Stars: Danuel Craig, Helen McCrory and Javier Bardem
Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond adventure, arriving in the 50th anniversary year of the franchise, finally has a trailer. Last week a teaser poster emerged, extraordinarily late into the production. Teasing footage has been trickling onto the internet in the form of B-Roll and production diaries, but fans will have been waiting for the first trailer. And let me tell you, it does not disappoint.
As I type the trailer has been online for about half an hour. I’ve watched it at least ten times and the positive critical reaction is taking Twitter by storm. There’s a lot riding on Skyfall after a four year break for Bond because of financial problems at MGM. The last outing, 2008’s Quantum of Solace, was a turkey in comparison with 2006’s impressive Daniel Craig led reboot, Casino Royale. There have been various rumours about underwhelming action and a vastly reduced budget since production began. »

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Freaky Deaky

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Director: Charles Matthau
Writers: Elmore Leonard (novel), Charles Matthau (adaptation)
Stars: Michael Jai White, Christian Slater and Crispin Glover
That’s it. It’s a wrap. The Tribeca Film Festival is over for another 12 months. And while it was an improvement from years past, despite a promising line-up the festival proved to be somewhat disappointing: most of the best regarded films (“2 Days In New York,” “Take This Waltz,” Searching For Sugar Man” being three prime examples) had premiered elsewhere, while the more high-profile, star-laden of their world or North American exclusives landed with a thud.
However, even while the festival still grapples with its own identity, there were some real gems in the line-up: there are a few films that justify whatever else we had to sit through in the course of the last few weeks. And let’s not forget the festival did secure “The Avengers” and “The Five-Year Engagement,” two films we loved (though try and ask any civillian who got into either and you’ll hear a lot of crickets). Below, »

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The Master

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Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Writers: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars:Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams
Tom Cruise being who he is (and being probably the most famous Scientologist in the celebrity world) has its perks and reports are surfacing that he’s had an exclusive look at Paul Thomas Anderson’s (There Will Be Blood) upcoming drama The Master, which is loosely based around the religion.
Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as Lancaster Dodd, a man who sets up a religious group shortly after the end of World War II. Dodd befriends drifter Freddie Quell (Joaquin Phoenix), but as their group gains momentum Quell starts to challenge his new beliefs. The plot loosely reflects the story of L. Ron Hubbard who founded Scientology, just after the War. Amy Adams, Laura Dern, Ambyr Childers, Jesse Plemons, Lena Endre, Rami Malek and David Warshofsky also star alongside Hoffman and Phoenix.
Anderson reportedly showed Cruise the ‘first draft’ – and although his representatives declined to speak to the press, two »

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The Great Gatsby

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Director: Baz Luhrmann
Writers: F.Scott Fitzgerald (novel), Baz Luhrmann (screenplay), and 1 more credit
Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Muligan and Joel Edgerton
The trailer for The Great Gatsby has hit and the internet is aflutter. Personally, I think it looks like an over-designed mess that may end up ignoring its characters altogether in the interest of showcasing some over-the-top parties. Moulin Rouge! filtered through Party Monster, if you will. However, it is a wonderful excuse to talk about Baz Luhrmann’s other 2012 project. In conjunction with the Metropolitan Museum’s new exhibition Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations the Australian director has produced a series of bite-sized short films. Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli sit across a dark dining room table, discussing fashion. The latter designer, who died 39 years ago, is played by Judy Davis. The shorts are featured in the museum’s exhibition…
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Anchorman 2

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Director: Adam McKay
Writers: Will Ferrell (character), Will Ferrell (screenplay), and 1 more credit
Stars: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and Paul Rudd
 In The Hollywood Reporter’s cover story on Conan O’Brien, the TBS host admitted that he would rather move forward in life rather than look back at the 2010 “Tonight Show” controversy. And part of that is coming to terms with the fact that any energy spent thinking about Jay Leno is a waste.
“The odds are we will both leave this Earth without speaking to each other, which is fine,” O’Brien tells THR. “There’s really nothing to say. We both know the deal. He knows; I know. I’d rather just forget.”
Of course, he does take some small amount of glee in the fact that nearly every NBC executive involved with the blunder have since exited the company. “It helps that almost everybody involved in the craziness has been relieved of their jobs,” he said.
When O’Brien left NBC, part of his exit agreement included a non-disparagement clause. Since such a »

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Indie Game

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Director: Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky
Stars: Jonathan Blow, Phil Fish and Edmund McMillen
I used to want to design games when I was a kid. Until I realized you needed, you know, actual talent. Oh well. Now I just play them. Frankly, I’m probably part of the problem when it comes to supporting independently created/financed games like the ones being featured in Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky’s new documentary “Indie Game: The Movie”, which chronicles the path of independent game developers as they try to make it in a world dominated by the likes of “Call of Duty”, “Halo”, and games designed by thousands of people instead of, well, just one guy in his apartment. Check out a trailer for “Indie Game: The Movie”. You don’t have to be a gamer (casual or otherwise) to find it fascinating, but it probably helps. With the twenty-first century comes a new breed of struggling independent artist: the indie game designer. Refusing to toil for major developers, »

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The Apparition

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Horror | Thriller |pg-13

Director: Todd Lincoln
Starring: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan and Tom Felton.

Todd Lincoln’s directorial debut, The Apparition, will be heading to theaters on August 24th, 2012. The ghastly ghost story pits a young couple against an increasingly powerful entity that looks like it’s been watching plenty of genre work from “the other side”. Sebastian Stan (Black Swan), Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga), Tom Felton (Harry Potter), Luke Pasqualino (Skins) and Julianna Guill (Friday the 13th) star. In addition to directing, Todd Lincoln also writes and produces

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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Action | Fantasy | Horror  pg-13

Director: Timur Bekmambetov
Starring: Benjamin Walker,Rufus Sewell and Dominic Cooper.

Actor Benjamin Walker, who plays the 16th U.S. president and undercover vampire hunter in the Timur Bekmambetov movie, will be present along with co-stars and director for a special screening of the 20th Century Fox summer movie on a naval carrier appropriately named the USS Abraham Lincoln. In addition to Benjamin, Anthony Mackie, Erin Wasson, director Timur Bekmambetov, screenwriter Seth Grahame-Smith and producer Jim Lemleywill make the trip out to see to introduce the horror action thriller to soldiers.

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