/Filmcast Episode 7: Hancock

/FilmCast

In this episode of the /Filmcast, Dave, Peter, Adam, and Devindra lament the damage that Joel Schumacher has done to the Batman series, get excited about the possibility of an Apatow-produced Sherlock Holmes, and try to make sense of Hancock. Also, Peter reports on the geekgasm that was his trip to LA. Special Guests include the illustrious Adam Kempenaar from the Filmspotting podcast as well as Andy Sorcini from The Drill Down.

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Movie Review: The Kite Runner

The following movie review is from /Film correspondent Elaine Mak.

The Kite Runner Review

The Kite Runner, directed by Marc Forster, follows the story of two childhood friends, Amir and Hassan, as they are torn apart after Amir witnesses the rape of Hassan. This film, based on the best-selling novel by Khaled Hosseini, begins in Kabul, Afghanistan, with the country on the verge of war. Following the rape incident, upper-class Amir leaves for America with his father, while lower-class Hassan remains in Kabul. Decades later, Amir is persuaded to return to Afghanistan during the Taliban rule to face his past.
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The Kite Runner Movie Trailer

The Kite Runner

Yesterday we posted the theatrical one-sheet, and now Paramount Vantage has released the movie trailer for The Kite Runner.

Based on the best selling novel by Khaled Hosseini, Finding Neverland and Monster’s Ball helmer Mark Foster directs this story of a man who returns to his native Afghanistan, which is under Taliban rule, to right a long-standing wrong and rescue the son of a childhood friend. 25th Hour screenwriter David Benioff penned this adaptation.

Despite the over the top movie-guy voice-over, this film looks to be both raw and emotional. At first glance, it definitely seems like an awards contender.  Check it out after the jump.

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The Kite Runner Movie Poster

The Kite Runner Movie PosterOur friend Alex at RT has posted the movie poster for Paramount’s big screen adaptation of The Kite Runner.

Based on the best selling novel by Khaled Hosseini, Finding Neverland and Monster’s Ball helmer Mark Foster directs this story of a man who returns to his native Afghanistan, which is under Taliban rule, to right a long-standing wrong and rescue the son of a childhood friend. 25th Hour screenwriter David Benioff penned this adaptation. Sam Mendes was previously attached to direct. Foster recently signed on to direct the next James Bond film (Bond 22).

The movie is set to hit theaters on November 2nd, and will certainly be vying for an Oscar. Click on the poster to the right to enlarge.

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