Amulet is the type of film where you spend more time noticing the production design than you do giving a shit about the story. A painfully slow slog, this horror film from Romola Garai has plenty of good ideas and a few neat creature effects, but that’s not enough to salvage things. Some may come away thrilled with Amulet‘s big finish, which sends a message folks can get behind – especially in this day and age. But that doesn’t excuse the rest of the movie.
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When you hear that Robert Zemeckis is producing a film featuring a mix of animated and live-action characters — that is, the animated characters are explicitly animated within the world of the film — what do you think of? If you said Cool World, you’re close. Since Robert Zemeckis has steadily talked about a Roger Rabbit sequel over the years, this announcement of another film in a very similar vein seems awfully strange. More details after the break. Read More »
Last month it was revealed that Jaden Smith had been cast in director M. Night Shyamalan‘s new project, a science fiction film scripted by ournalist-turned-screenwriter Gary Whitta (The Book of Eli) titled One Thousand A.E.
At the time we didn’t know much about the project, with story details being kept tightly under wraps. The only things we were told were that it was being “developed as a vehicle for Jaden Smith” in conjunction with Overbrook Entertainment, the production company responsible for The Karate Kid, run by Will Smith, James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz, and Jada Pinkett. In addition, although there’s an adult male lead in the film, father Will is not planning to take on the part.
We now have learned a couple small new bits of information about the project.
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