reviewsextraslinksguestbooksitemap

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Press Junket Potluck: Jake Abel talks The Host

Film Flam Flummox


In the third and final part of my series of interviews from The Host press day in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 17, co-star Jake Abel discusses his role in the sci-fi romance as well as his work in the upcoming sequel to Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.





The Host is now playing in cinemas nationwide from Open Road Films.

Buy The Host movie poster here.
Buy The Host movie book here.
Buy The Host novel here.
Buy The Host soundtrack here.
Buy The Host score here.

(Special thanks to Open Road Films, Mammoth Advertising, and 42West for their generous assistance.)

My Amazon.com Wish List

Friday, March 29, 2013

Press Junket Potluck: Max Irons talks The Host

Film Flam Flummox


In the second part of my series of interviews from The Host press day in Los Angeles on Sunday, March 17, co-star Max Irons discusses his role in the sci-fi romance as well as being a young actor working in Hollywood and being part of the next potential film phenomenon.





The Host opens in cinemas nationwide from Open Road Films today, Friday, March 29.

Buy The Host movie poster here.
Buy The Host movie book here.
Buy The Host novel here.
Buy The Host soundtrack here.
Buy The Host score here.

(Special thanks to Open Road Films, Mammoth Advertising, and 42West for their generous assistance.)

My Amazon.com Wish List

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

F3PR: Melissa McCarthy to receive CinemaCon Female Star of the Year Award

Film Flam Flummox

PRESS RELEASE


MELISSA MCCARTHY TO RECEIVE
CINEMACON® FEMALE STAR OF THE YEAR AWARD”

20TH CENTURY FOX TO RELEASE
THE HEAT ON JUNE 28, 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. (March 27, 2013) – Oscar®-nominated Melissa McCarthy will receive the “CinemaCon® Female Star of the Year Award” at this year’s CinemaCon, it was announced today by the convention’s Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the largest and most important convention for the motion picture theatre industry, will be held from April 15-18, 2013 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at which time more than 5,000 industry members will be gathering. McCarthy will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 18, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.

“With an incredible comedic timing that has had audiences around the world falling out of their seats laughing, Melissa McCarthy has proven to be the new queen of comedy,” noted Neuhauser. “With the upcoming release of The Heat, and her most recent releases Identity Thief and Bridesmaids, she has continued to prove that she is the actress to watch in Hollywood. We could not be more thrilled to be able to honor her as this year’s ‘CinemaCon Female Star of the Year.’”

McCarthy will star later this summer in the 20th Century Fox release The Heat. Releasing on June 28, 2013, McCarthy stars as foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins opposite Sandra Bullock as uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn. The two law enforcement officials couldn’t be more incompatible. But when they join forces to bring down a ruthless drug lord, they become the last thing anyone expected: buddies. The Heat also stars Michael Rappaport, Tom Wilson, Tony Hale, Joey McIntyre, Marlon Wayans, Taran Kilam, Kaitlin Olsen, Bill Burr and Nate Corddry. The film is directed by Paul Feig, who also directed Bridesmaids.

"I have now had the honor to direct Ms. McCarthy in two films and am hoping to direct every frame of film she appears in from now until the sun swells and consumes the Earth,” said Feig. “I have also officially filed adoption papers to make Ms. McCarthy my daughter. That's how wonderful she is. She also smells like very expensive flowers."

McCarthy first made her mark on the comedy stage performing stand-up in New York and received dramatic training from The Actors Studio before spending nine years as a main-stage member of The Groundlings in Los Angeles. She is currently starring in the box office hit Identity Thief alongside Jason Bateman. Her standout role as Megan in the smash hit comedy Bridesmaids garnered her Oscar®, BAFTA, Critics Choice and SAG Award nominations and she received the 2012 MTV Movie Award for Comedic Performance of the Year. She currently stars on the CBS top-rated comedy Mike & Molly for which she earned an Emmy Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy.” Her additional feature film work includes: This is 40, The Back-Up Plan, Life as We Know It and Pretty Ugly People. On television, she previously starred in Gilmore Girls and Samantha Who?. This summer, McCarthy will shoot the lead role in and serve as producer of the film Tammy, which she co-wrote with her actor/writer husband Ben Falcone, who will direct the film.

About CinemaCon

CinemaCon will attract upwards of 5,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry -- from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas -- all on hand to celebrate the moviegoing experience and the cinema industry. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office.

CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow partners. CinemaCon is also delighted to have as its official presenting sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company, one of the industry’s greatest and highly regarded and respected partners in the world of the movies. Additional information on CinemaCon, the Official Convention of NATO, can be found at www.cinemacon.com.

About NATO

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 30,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 57 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.

My Amazon.com Wish List

Monday, March 25, 2013

F3PR: Aubrey Plaza to receive CinemaCon Breakthrough Performer of the Year Award

Film Flam Flummox

PRESS RELEASE


AUBREY PLAZA TO RECEIVE
CINEMACON® BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMER
OF THE YEAR AWARD”

CBS FILMS TO RELEASE
THE TO-DO LIST IN AUGUST 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. (March 25, 2013) – Aubrey Plaza will receive the “CinemaCon® Breakthrough Performer of the Year Award” at this year’s , it was announced today by the convention’s Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the largest and most important convention for the motion picture theatre industry, will be held from April 15-18, 2013 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at which time more than 5,000 industry members will be gathering. Plaza will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 18, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.

“Aubrey Plaza has already been delighting audiences on the hit television series Parks and Recreation and was seen in 2012's sleeper hit Safety not Guaranteed. With her upcoming starring role in the all-star comedy The To Do List, Aubrey Plaza is poised to breakout as one of Hollywood’s hottest new comedic actresses,” noted Neuhauser. “We are thrilled to be able to honor her as this year’s ‘CinemaCon Breakthrough Performer of the Year.’”

Plaza will star later this summer alongside an all-star comedy cast including Johnny Simmons, Bill Hader, Alia Shawkat, Sarah Steele, Rachel Bilson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Donald Glover, Scott Porter, Andy Samberg, Connie Britton and Clark Gregg in CBS Films’ The To Do List releasing this August. A comedy about close friends and a special summer project, the film is loosely inspired by the real-life adventures of first-time writer/director Maggie Carey. Set in 1993, valedictorian Brandy Klark wants to shed her uptight image before college, so she assembles a to-do list of all the “activities” she missed out on in high school. Quickly realizing that she's way out of her depth, Brandy solicits her best friends, older sister and burnt-out boss for their help and advice. Plaza can also be heard later this summer in Monsters University, which will be released by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on June 21, 2013, and she recently wrapped production on A Many Splintered Thing, in which she stars opposite Chris Evans, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, Luke Wilson and Michelle Monaghan.

Plaza most recently starred in the critically acclaimed feature Safety Not Guaranteed, which earned her a 2012 ALMA Award for “Favorite Movie Actress – Comedy/Musical.” Additional film credits include A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charlie Swan III, Damsels in Distress, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and Funny People. On television, Plaza stars in the Emmy-nominated comedy series Parks and Recreation with Amy Poehler.

About CinemaCon

CinemaCon will attract upwards of 5,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry -- from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas -- all on hand to celebrate the moviegoing experience and the cinema industry. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office.

CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow partners. CinemaCon is also delighted to have as its official presenting sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company, one of the industry’s greatest and highly regarded and respected partners in the world of the movies. Additional information on CinemaCon, the Official Convention of NATO, can be found at www.cinemacon.com.

About NATO

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 30,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 57 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.

My Amazon.com Wish List

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Press Junket Potluck: Saoirse Ronan talks The Host

Film Flam Flummox


With runners in the Los Angeles Marathon racing by in the roads directly out front on a sunny Saint Patrick's Day, cast and crew members of The Host, the film adaptation of Twilight Saga creator Stephenie Meyer's also-popular young adult science fiction romance, gathered at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills to discuss the film. In the first part of a series, Academy Award-nominated lead actress Saoirse Ronan discusses the film, the unique challenges of playing her character--or, more accurately, characters--and the ongoing development of her already-illustrious career on screen.





The Host opens in cinemas nationwide from Open Road Films this Friday, March 29.

Buy The Host movie poster here.
Buy The Host movie book here.
Buy The Host novel here.
Buy The Host soundtrack here.
Buy The Host score here.

(Special thanks to Open Road Films, Mammoth Advertising, and 42West for their generous assistance.)

My Amazon.com Wish List

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

F3PR: Hailee Steinfeld to receive CinemaCon Female Star of Tomorrow Award

Film Flam Flummox

PRESS RELEASE


HAILEE STEINFELD TO RECEIVE
CINEMACON® FEMALE STAR OF TOMORROW AWARD”

SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE
ENDER’S GAME ON NOVEMBER 1, 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. (March 20, 2013) – Hailee Steinfeld will receive the “CinemaCon® Female Star of Tomorrow Award” at this year’s CinemaCon, it was announced today by the convention’s Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the largest and most important convention for the motion picture theatre industry, will be held from April 15-18, 2013 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at which time more than 5,000 industry members will be gathering. Steinfeld will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 18, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.

“Having already garnered an Oscar® nomination, not to mention international acclaim for her big screen debut in True Grit, Hailee Steinfeld will continue to show audiences this coming year just how amazing a young actress she is with five new films set to hit theaters," noted Neuhauser. "Can you imagine working opposite Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin in your very first film and under the direction of Joel and Ethan Coen no less? We cannot think of a more exemplary young actress to be named this year's 'CinemaCon Female Star of Tomorrow.'"

Steinfeld can be seen later this year in Ender’s Game, which is set to be released by Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, on November 1, 2013. The epic adventure is based on the best-selling, award-winning novel and also stars Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley and Viola Davis with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford. Steinfeld will also star later this year opposite Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and Catherine Keener in Can A Song Save Your Life?; in Hateship, Friendship opposite Guy Pearce, Kristen Wiig and Nick Nolte; in Three Days to Kill opposite Kevin Costner; as well as in the new cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, opposite Douglas Booth, Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti.

Steinfeld garnered her first critical acclaim when she starred opposite Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon and Josh Brolin in the Coen Brother’s remake of True Grit. Her performance as Mattie Ross garnered her Oscar®, Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA Award nominations as well as universal acclaim with dozens of film critic award wins. She was also seen as the new face of Miuccia Prada’s Miu Miu campaign shot by Bruce Weber in Fall 2011.

About CinemaCon

CinemaCon will attract upwards of 5,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry -- from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas -- all on hand to celebrate the moviegoing experience and the cinema industry. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office.

CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow partners. CinemaCon is also delighted to have as its official presenting sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company, one of the industry’s greatest and highly regarded and respected partners in the world of the movies. Additional information on CinemaCon, the Official Convention of NATO, can be found at www.cinemacon.com.

About NATO

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 30,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 57 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.

My Amazon.com Wish List

Monday, March 18, 2013

F3PR: Asa Butterfield to receive CinemaCon Rising Star of 2013 Award

Film Flam Flummox

PRESS RELEASE


ASA BUTTERFIELD TO RECEIVE
CINEMACON® RISING STAR OF 2013 AWARD”

SUMMIT ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE
ENDER’S GAME ON NOVEMBER 1, 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. (March 18, 2013) – Asa Butterfield will receive the “CinemaCon® Rising Star of 2013 Award” at this year’s CinemaCon, it was announced today by the convention’s Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the largest and most important convention for the motion picture theatre industry, will be held from April 15-18, 2013 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at which time more than 5,000 industry members will be gathering. Butterfield will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony to take place on Thursday evening, April 18, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon, will host the final night gala awards program.

“With a stunning turn in the title role of Hugo, Butterfield has already proven himself as one to watch in Hollywood,” noted Neuhauser. “In a short time, he has already endured himself to audiences and critics alike with his captivating on-screen performances, and I cannot think of a young actor more deserving to be this year’s CinemaCon Rising Star.”

Butterfield can be seen later this year in Ender’s Game, which is set to be released by Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, on November 1, 2013. The epic adventure is based on the best-selling, award-winning novel, and stars Butterfield as Ender -- a shy but gifted student who is selected by the government to be humanity’s next great hope. Ender is sent to an elite military academy to train for the next alien invasion, where he rises to become an accomplished and compassionate leader of fellow soldiers, preparing for the epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and the safety of the human race. Ender’s Game also stars Ben Kingsley, Hailee Steinfeld and Viola Davis with Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford.

Butterfield first garnered critical acclaim for his starring role in The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, for which he received a nomination for “Most Promising Newcomer” from the British Independent Film Awards and “Young British Performer of the Year” from the London Critics Circle Film Awards. He can last be seen starring as the title role in Martin Scorsese's 3D adventure Hugo, which earned him a Critics Choice Award nomination for Best Young Actor. His previous film credits include Son of Rambow, The Wolfman and Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang. His television credits include a recurring role on the BBC series Merlin.

About CinemaCon

CinemaCon will attract upwards of 5,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry -- from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas -- all on hand to celebrate the moviegoing experience and the cinema industry. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office.

CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow partners. CinemaCon is also delighted to have as its official presenting sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company, one of the industry’s greatest and highly regarded and respected partners in the world of the movies. Additional information on CinemaCon, the Official Convention of NATO, can be found at www.cinemacon.com.

About NATO

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 30,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 57 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.

My Amazon.com Wish List

Thursday, March 14, 2013

F3PR: Chris Pine to receive CinemaCon Male Star of the Year Award

Film Flam Flummox

PRESS RELEASE


CHRIS PINE TO RECEIVE
CINEMACON® MALE STAR OF THE YEAR AWARD”

PARAMOUNT PICTURES TO RELEASE PINE’S
LATEST FILM STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS
MAY 17, 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. (March 14, 2013) – Chris Pine will receive the “CinemaCon ® Male Star of the Year Award” at this year’s CinemaCon , it was announced today by the convention’s Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon , the largest and most important convention for the motion picture theatre industry, will be held April 15-18, 2013 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas at which time more than 5,000 industry members will be gathering. Pine will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony on Thursday evening, April 18, in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon , will host the final night gala awards program.

"With this summer's Star Trek Into Darkness, the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2009's Star Trek, and then at year-end, the release of Jack Ryan, without a doubt, 2013 is going to be Chris Pine's year," noted Neuhauser. "Chris Pine has emerged as one of Hollywood's hottest and most accomplished young actors and CinemaCon is thrilled to honor him as its 2013 ‘Male Star of the Year.’"

Pine can next be seen in Star Trek Into Darkness from Paramount Pictures on May 17, 2013. This explosive action thriller, directed by J.J. Abrams, will see the crew of The Enterprise called back home to Earth in the wake of a shocking act of terror from within their own organization. Captain Kirk leads his crew on a manhunt to capture an unstoppable force of destruction and bring those responsible to justice. Following that, Pine will star in Jack Ryan for Paramount Pictures, in which he will play the film’s title character, based on bestselling author Tom Clancy’s popular action hero. The film also stars Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner, and will open in theaters December 25, 2013.

Pine graduated from the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent film credits include DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians, Touchstone Pictures’ drama People Like Us, and the 20th Century Fox action-comedy This Means War. His additional film credits include Unstoppable, Star Trek, Bottle Shock and Smokin’ Aces, among others. On the stage, Pine most recently could be seen in The Lieutenant of Inishmore, for which he received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Best Lead Performance Award. His theater work also includes performances in Geffen Playhouse productions of Farragut North and Fat Pig and multiple productions at The Williamstown Theatre Festival, among many others.

About CinemaCon

CinemaCon will attract upwards of 5,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry -- from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas -- all on hand to celebrate the moviegoing experience and the cinema industry. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office.

CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow partners. CinemaCon is also delighted to have as its official presenting sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company, one of the industry’s greatest and highly regarded and respected partners in the world of the movies. Additional information on CinemaCon, the Official Convention of NATO, can be found at www.cinemacon.com.

About NATO

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 30,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 57 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.


My Amazon.com Wish List

Instagram: @twotrey23

Twitter: @twotrey23