Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Weekly Movie News 01-04-2012

The first 'Movie News' post of the year starts off with a bang as the fine folks at FilmSchoolRejects.com give us a look at the Russian version of the Avenger's trailer. This is not only fun to watch because everyone is speaking Russian, but we also get more scenes of Scarlet Johansson doing bad-ass action stuff!

Featured Movie Reviews:
These movies are getting a fair amount of attention now that the all of the award nominations are beginning to roll out leading up to the Academy Awards on February 26th. Click the movie posters to read my review of each film.

Latest Movie News:

Fandango.com has released their '2012 Hot List' based on voters responses to various questions about this year's movie released and the actors that will be starring in them. Did you favorites make the list?

Zooey Deschanal, on Reuters.com, gives some great insight in to what goes in to writing music for a Disney movie like 'Winnie the Pooh' and how the history of both the company and the characters affected her choices.

Local Movie News:
This very blog page has announced its first two award winners for 2011 with more on the way real soon. Which movie of 2011 will have the honor of being the inaugural winner of the 'Two Oh Six: Movie of the Year' award? Stay tuned!

EMP in partnership with SIFF will present the seventh annual Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival on February 4, 2012 at the Seattle Cinerama Theater. A limited number of tickets are still available! CLICK HERE to get yours now!

Current Box Office Top Ten:
1. Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol - $29.4M
2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows - $20.9M
3. Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked - $16.4M
4. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - $14.8M5. War Horse - $14.4M
6. We Bought a Zoo - $13.2M
5. The Adventures of Tintin - $11.4M

8. New Year's Eve - $6.33M
9. The Darkest Hour - $4.16M
10. The Descendants - $3.4M

(Click film titles with hyperlinks to read my reviews)

Opening This Weekend:

Click film titles to see trailers for each movie.

Featured Trailer:
These two trailers couldn't be more different, but here they are together!

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