Sunshine, Light, and Joy

 

This is a post that I've been thinking about for awhile. Recently, I opened up the discussion to other members of the staff to get their feelings on the matter, and their opinions generally matched mine, which is this:

Within the last year or so, there's been a steady increase of negative posts in movie threads. We've always had some heated discussions for some movies, but recently things have not only gotten more histrionic in those threads (generally speaking, the CBM ones), but they've started to spread to other franchises and other movies as well. I'm not talking about out-and-out trolling, I'm talking about members feeling they have to consistently shit on a movie (or studio, or star) simply because they aren't interested in the current project or projects. With every piece of news about a movie, it's now a virtual guarantee that there's a flood of people rushing to say they think it sucks, they don't like the current trailer/tv spot/actor/actress/director/concept. And I get it -- we all have movies we don't like, movies which we think are bad ideas, industry people that just don't appeal to us. But there's a fine line between expressing your opinion about this and doing it so often, with such consistency, that the collective emphasis of all of it basically brings down the entire thread and thus the entire forum.

There's no easy answer to this. We don't want to crush freedom of expression here. But at the same time, the spirit of this forum is for people to have fun talking about the movies they love and the box-office runs they love.

To have fun.

And while it may be fun -- in a sense -- to personally vent about a movie, or to vent at people who dare to enjoy something you don't, it doesn't bring fun to our community. In fact, it generally drags down the overall fun for everyone else. We've had people repeatedly mention to us over the last several months or so that in some cases they don't even bother going into some threads -- even for movies they're curious about! -- because they just don't want to deal with the overall mess those threads contain. And frankly, that matches the personal opinion of most of the staff as well.

So this post is both a request and a warning. 

The request: Next time you feel like taking a dump on a movie (or a topic) for the dozenth time, take a moment to consider whether it's really worth it. People probably already have a good idea of what your attitude about the project is. Maybe just put your posting energy into a movie that you enjoy and love or are excited about.

The warning: The staff is going to be taking a closer look at some of these threads and we'll be more active with temp thread-bans if we think it'll help the overall vibe of the forum. I'd rather we don't have to, but it's not going to constrain any of you too much if you aren't allowed to post about a movie you supposedly don't care about anyway.

Remember the words of Bill and Ted: "Be Excellent to Each Other".

They're just movies, guys. It's about having fun.

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  1. Hey Guys! My friend and I started a podcast. Its a Spoiler-filled podcast where we review, breakdown and "attempt" to provide film-making insight about the newest films, plus some flashbacks. I thought it would be fun to share this here and maybe it can be like an unofficial podcast for the forum eventually and you guys can all ask questions and we can have forum members on episodes. So if you're bored, we are available on: Libsyn http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cinema-sesh/id1093573647?mt=2 Episode archive 2017 Transformers: The Last Knight http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/transformers-the-last-knight-sesh John Wick & John Wick: Chapter Two http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/john-wick-chapter-12-sesh The Mummy http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/the-mummy-sesh Jim O'Heir Interview! http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/jim-oheir-sesh Wonder Woman http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/wonder-woman-sesh Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men tell No Tells http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/pirates-dead-men-tell-no-tales-sesh Alien: Covenant http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/alien-covenant-sesh King Arthur: Legend of the Sword http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/king-arthur-legend-of-the-sword-sesh Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2 Ghost in the Shell http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/ghost-in-the-shell The Fate of the Furious http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/fate-of-the-furious Beauty and the Beast http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/#wtmB2e7vpeX2qZKp.99 Logan http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/logan-sesh 2016 Star Wars: Rogue One http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/star-wars-rogue-one La La Land http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/la-la-land-sesh Arrival http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/arrival-sesh Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-themsesh Doctor Strange http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/cinema-sesh-doctor-strange-sesh The Nice Guys + News http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/cinema-sesh Captain America Civil War http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/captain-america-civil-war-sesh Keanu + News http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/cinema-sesh-5616-weekly-recap-in-film-keanu-review The Huntsman: Winters War + News http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/cinema-sesh-42916 Jungle Book + News http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/cinema-sesh-42316-the-jungle-book-review-weekly-recap-in-film Hardcore Henry + News http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/008-cinema-sesh Miles Ahead + News http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/007-cinema-sesh-4816 -Post BvS Box office talk/news and more http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/episode-006 Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/005-batman-v-superman-sesh Flashbacks Marvel Captain America: The First Avenger http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/captain-america-the-first-avenger-sesh Captain America: The Winter Solider http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/captain-america-the-winter-solider-sesh Captain America Civil War http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/captain-america-civil-war-sesh Doctor Strange http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/cinema-sesh-doctor-strange-sesh Logan http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/logan-sesh Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2 DC Batman Begins http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/002-batman-begin-sesh The Dark Knight http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/003-the-dark-knight-sesh The Dark Knight Rises http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/004-the-dark-knight-rises-sesh Man of Steel http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/sesh-1-man-of-steel Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/005-batman-v-superman-sesh Other John Wick & John Wick: Chapter Two http://cinemasesh.libsyn.com/john-wick-chapter-12-sesh Thank for checking it out, hopefully you guys like it even if you disagree. Subscribe on iTunes if for some reason you enjoyed it. And if you wanna ask a question, ask away haha Thanks again.....
  2. As someone who is in and loves the field of marketing, I'm always on the offensive or defensive when we talk about it. I decided to create a thread where we can discuss movie marketing and studio campaigns. What does BOT think about X movie's marketing, what is a good or bad campaign to you, and what do you expect them to do? What movies lived and died on their campaigns and what was effective or ineffective? Being on BOF since the beginning, I have seen many discussions over time and feel many here see a movie as having bad marketing just because it had 2 trailers instead of 3 or because they started pressing the campaign 1 1/2 months before release instead of 4. I feel too much emphasis is put in trailer views (TV spots get more eyes), and I feel we judge things like posters or images too hard, when the GA really doesn't care. And I feel there is a bias against Sony and Fox here, mainly because they don't have the franchises that WB and Disney do. Universal was in the same boat until Jurassic, Fast, Shades, and DM exploded, now Universal is everyone's fav. Deadpool imo had one of the best campaigns this decade but it was mocked until OW, or at least until the high tracking. Before release, SKLPOOPL and Fox's other meta tactics were laughed at here, then after release it was seen as genius. So why? We always talk about marketing, but really only in respective movie threads. So I'm creating this so we can have a thread dedicated to everything movie marketing.
  3. HORROR 2016 The Forest Release Date: January 8th, 2016 Opening Weekend: $12,740,000 Domestic: $26,500,000 Worldwide: $37,600,000 The Boy Release Date: January 22nd, 2016 Opening Weekend: $10,700,000 Domestic: $35,800,000 Worldwide: $64,200,000 The Witch Release Date: February 19th, 2016 Opening Weekend: $8,800,000 Domestic: $25,000,000 Worldwide: $40,400,000 The Darkness Release Date: May 13th, 2016 Opening Weekend: $4,900,000 Domestic: $10,600,000 Worldwide: $10,700,000 The Conjuring 2 Release Date: June 10th, 2016 Opening Weekend: $40,400,000 Domestic: $101,800,000 Worldwide: $320,300,000 The Shallows Release Date: June 29th, 2016 Opening Weekend: $16,800,000 Domestic: $55,100,000 Worldwide: $119,100,000 The Purge: Election Year Release Date: July 1st, 2016 Opening Weekend: $31,500,000 Domestic: $79,000,000 Worldwide: $118,400,000 Lights Out Release Date: July 22nd, 2016 Opening Weekend: $21,700,000 Domestic: $67,300,000 Worldwide: $148,900,000 Don't Breathe Release Date: August 26th, 2016 Opening Weekend: $26,400,000 Domestic: $89,200,000 Worldwide: $154,500,000 Blair Witch Release Date: September 16th, 2016 Opening Weekend: $9,500,000 Domestic: $20,800,000 Worldwide: $45,000,000 Ouija: Origin Of Evil Release Date: October 21st, 2016 Opening Weekend: $14,000,000 Domestic: $35,000,000 Worldwide: $81,500,000 Worldwide Total: $1,140,600,000 Domestic Total: $546,000,000
  4. Please move this if it isn't in the right section....I can't find a thread for everyones Summer movie predictions. Here's a list of the films being released this summer and the view count for their most viewed trailers on Youtube, as of May 3 Suicide Squad 66,000,000 Captain America: Civil War 63,100,000 X-Men: Apocalypse 48,500,000 Ghostbusters 30,300,000 The Angry Birds Movie 26,000,000 Finding Dory 22,700,000 The Legend of Tarzan 22,300,000 TMNT: Out of the Shadows 22,000,000 Independence Day: Resurgence 21,100,000 Warcraft 19,600,000 The Secret Life of Pets 17,200,000 Star Trek Beyond 14,700,000 Sausage Party 13,700,000 Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising 13,700,000 Now You See Me 2 11,400,000 The Conjuring 2 11,100,000 Central Intelligence 8,200,000 The BFG 7,500,000 Me Before You 7,000,000 Jason Bourne 6,700,000 Ice Age Collision Course 6,200,000 The Nice Guys 4,600,000 Alice Through the Looking Glass 4,000,000 Popstar Never Stop Stopping 3,100,000 Purge Election Year 2,400,000 The Shallows 3,900,000 Lights Out 3,400,000 Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates 3,100,000
  5. Love going to the movies? Us Too! Want to help us make it even better? Join the NCM Moviegoer's Research Panel "Behind the Screens" Click Here: https://www.btspanel.com/R.aspx?a=67&as=KS371yT3vU And there’s something in it for you too – each time you participate in one of our activities you'll be entered into a drawing to win one of three prizes of $50 each. We'll also be reporting back to you what we learn, sharing industry news & film buzz and showing you how your involvement has made a difference to movie-goers across the country. Join our exclusive online community of movie-goers and be part of the conversation! We look forward to hearing from you! -Chris & the Behind the Screens Team
  6. Here are some of the international movies that I really liked Movie List Recently, I watched a few Indian movies and I was truly amazed by them. They were quite different than the mainstream cinema. The one that made the greatest impact on me was NH-10. The protagonist has done a really good job in this movie. Tell me about some movies that have created a positive impact on you.
  7. ____________________ HORROR 2015 ______________ Horror 2014 http://forums.boxofficetheory.com/index.php?/topic/13107-horror-2014/ Horror 2013 http://forums.boxoffice.com/index.php?/topic/7499-horror-2013/ Horror 2012 http://forums.boxoffice.com/index.php?/topic/2043-horror-2012/ The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death Release Date: January 2nd, 2015 Opening Weekend: $15,027,415 Domestic Total: $26,500,000 Worldwide Total: $37,000,000 The Lazarus Effect Release Date: February 20th, 2015 Opening Weekend: $10,600,000 Domestic Total: $25,800,000 Worldwide Total: $36,100,000 It Follows Release Date: March 13th, 2015 Opening Weekend: $160,000 Domestic Total: $14,500,000 Worldwide Total: $16,500,000 Unfriended Release Date: April 10th, 2015 Opening Weekend: $15,800,000 Domestic Total: $32,500,000 Worldwide Total: $58,400,000 Poltergeist 3D Release Date: May 22nd, 2015 Opening Weekend: $22,600,000 Domestic Total: $47,400,000 Worldwide Total: $95,800,000 Insidious Chapter 3 Release Date: June 5th, 2015 Opening Weekend: $22,700,000 Domestic Total: $52,000,000 Worldwide Total: $117,500,000 The Gallows Release Date: July 10th, 2015 Opening Weekend: $9,800,000 Domestic Total: $22,500,000 Worldwide Total: $38,000,000 Sinister 2 Release Date: August 24th, 2015 Opening Weekend: $10,500,000 Domestic Total: $27,300,000 Worldwide Total: $32,300,000 The Visit Release Date: September 11th, 2015 Opening Weekend: $25,400,000 Domestic Total: $65,000,000 Worldwide Total: $97,000,000 The Green Inferno Release Date: September 25th, 2015 Opening Weekend: $3,500,000 Domestic Total: $7,200,000 Worldwide Total: $8,500,000 Crimson Peak Release Date: October 16th, 2015 Opening Weekend: $13,100,000 Domestic Total: $31,000,000 Worldwide Total: $74,000,000 Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension Release Date: October 23rd, 2015 Opening Weekend: $8,200,000 Domestic Total: $18,200,000 Worldwide Total: $77,700,000 Krampus Release Date: December 4th, 2015 Opening Weekend: $16,200,000Domestic Total: $16,200,000Worldwide Total: $19,200,000 Limited/Platform Releases: Voices February 2nd Clown March 2nd Hayride 2 (March 6th) Spring (March 20th) Nightlight (March 27th) The Vatican Tapes (May 22nd) Out of the Dark (May 22nd) The Human Centipede 3 (May 22nd) We Are Still Here (June 5th) The Stranger (June 12th) Knock Knock (June 26th) Exeter/Asylum (July2nd) Creep (July14th) The Hallow (IFC) The Final Girls Tales of Halloween Curve (Digital) The Vatican Tapes (Digital) Visions (Digital) Kristy (Netflix) The Curse of Downders Grove (Digital) 2016 The Forest - January 8th, 2016 The Boy - January 22nd, 2016 Lights Out - January 29th, 2016 Viral - February 19th, 2016 The Witch - February 26th, 2016 The Other Side of the Door - March 11th Disappointments Room - March 22nd Rings - April 1st, 2016 Before I Wake - April 8th, 2016 Amityville: The Awakening - April 15th The Darkness - May 13th, 2016 The Conjuring 2 - June 10th, 2016 The Shallows - June 24th, 2016 The Purge 3 - July 1st, 2016 A Man In The Dark - August 26th, 2016 Patient Zero - September 2nd, 2016 Untitled NewLine - September 9th, 2016 A Cure For Wellness - September 23rd Delirium - September 30th, 2016 Ouija 2 - October 21st, 2016 Underworld 5 - October 21st, 2016 Untitled Lionsgate - October 28th, 2016 The Strangers 2 - December 2nd, 2016 Limited: Martyrs - January 16th, 2016 In Development Halloween Returns Leatherface The Neon Demon The Wolves at the Door Incarnate The Bringing Sony IT (NewLine) The Grudge Sony Transference Dimension I Know What You Did Last Summer Sony Shannon/Swift In Development Pet Semetary In Development The Birds In Development Sleepaway Camp In Development Hellraiser In Development (Hell) Bird Box In Development Peekers In Development
  8. Just for the sake of it, every year i "give" my own Awards, and since 2009 i've been uploading it to a blog. Every year i post my Nomination one day before the Oscars, and then i post my Winners, again, one day before they do it. I just wanted to share it with you guys! My Awards :)
  9. An unexpected joruney - 36/100 F Desolation of smaug - 71/100 C Battle of the five Armies - 90/100 A+
  10. sooooooooo With the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition gives Sundance Film Festers a first look at new voices in American independent film. Advantageous / U.S.A. (Director: Jennifer Phang, Screenwriters: Jacqueline Kim, Jennifer Phang) — In a near-future city where soaring opulence overshadows economic hardship, Gwen and her daughter, Jules, do all they can to hold on to their joy, despite the instability surfacing in their world. Cast: Jacqueline Kim, James Urbaniak, Freya Adams, Ken Jeong, Jennifer Ehle, Samantha Kim. The Bronze / U.S.A. (Director: Bryan Buckley, Screenwriters: Melissa Rauch, Winston Rauch) — In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero after winning the bronze medal for the women’s gymnastics team. Today, she’s still living in her small hometown, washed-up and embittered. Stuck in the past, Hope must reassess her life when a promising young gymnast threatens her local celebrity status. Cast: Melissa Rauch, Gary Cole, Thomas Middleditch, Sebastian Stan, Haley Lu Richardson, Cecily Strong. DAY ONE FILM The D Train / U.S.A. (Directors and screenwriters: Jarrad Paul, Andrew Mogel) — With his 20th reunion looming, Dan can’t shake his high school insecurities. In a misguided mission to prove he’s changed, Dan rekindles a friendship with the popular guy from his class and is left scrambling to protect more than just his reputation when a wild night takes an unexpected turn. Cast: Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike White, Kyle Bornheimer. The Diary of a Teenage Girl / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Marielle Heller) — Minnie Goetze is a 15-year-old aspiring comic-book artist, coming of age in the haze of the 1970s in San Francisco. Insatiably curious about the world around her, Minnie is a pretty typical teenage girl. Oh, except that she’s sleeping with her mother’s boyfriend. Cast: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Christopher Meloni, Kristen Wiig. Dope / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Rick Famuyiwa) — Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him into an adventure that could allow him to go from being a geek, to being dope, to ultimately being himself. Cast: Shameik Moore, Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz, A$AP Rocky. I Smile Back / U.S.A. (Director: Adam Salky, Screenwriters: Amy Koppelman, Paige Dylan) — All is not right in suburbia. Laney Brooks, a wife and mother on the edge, has stopped taking her meds, substituting recreational drugs and the wrong men. With the destruction of her family looming, Laney makes a last, desperate attempt at redemption. Cast: Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles, Thomas Sadoski, Mia Barron, Terry Kinney, Chris Sarandon. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl / U.S.A. (Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Screenwriter: Jesse Andrews) — Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to unravel when his mother forces him to befriend a classmate with leukemia. Cast: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon. The Overnight / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Patrick Brice) — Alex, Emily, and their son, RJ, are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at the park introduces them to the mysterious Kurt, Charlotte, and Max. A family “playdate” becomes increasingly interesting as the night goes on. Cast: Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, Jason Schwartzman, Judith Godrèche. People, Places, Things / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: James C. Strouse) — Will Henry is a newly single graphic novelist balancing being a parent to his young twin daughters and teaching a classroom full of college students, all the while trying to navigate the rich complexities of new love and letting go of the woman who left him. Cast: Jemaine Clement, Regina Hall, Stephanie Allynne, Jessica Williams, Gia Gadsby, Aundrea Gadsby. Results / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Andrew Bujalski) — Two mismatched personal trainers’ lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client. Cast: Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker. Songs My Brothers Taught Me / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Chloé Zhao) — This complex portrait of modern-day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home. Cast: John Reddy, Jashaun St. John, Irene Bedard, Taysha Fuller, Travis Lone Hill, Eléonore Hendricks. The Stanford Prison Experiment / U.S.A. (Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez, Screenwriter: Tim Talbott) — This film is based on the actual events that took place in 1971 when Stanford professor Dr. Philip Zimbardo created what became one of the most shocking and famous social experiments of all time. Cast: Billy Crudup, Ezra Miller, Michael Angarano, Tye Sheridan, Johnny Simmons, Olivia Thirlby. Stockholm, Pennsylvania / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: Nikole Beckwith) — A young woman is returned home to her biological parents after living with her abductor for 17 years. Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Cynthia Nixon, Jason Isaacs, David Warshofsky. Unexpected / U.S.A. (Director: Kris Swanberg, Screenwriters: Kris Swanberg, Megan Mercier) — When Samantha Abbott begins her final semester teaching science at a Chicago high school, she faces some unexpected news: she’s pregnant. Soon after, Samantha learns that one of her favorite students, Jasmine, has landed in a similar situation. Unexpected follows the two women as they embark on an unlikely friendship. Cast: Cobie Smulders, Anders Holm, Gail Bean, Elizabeth McGovern. The Witch / U.S.A., Canada (Director and screenwriter: Robert Eggers) — New England in the 1630s: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life with five children, homesteading on the edge of an impassable wilderness. When their newborn son vanishes and crops fail, the family turns on one another. Beyond their worst fears, a supernatural evil lurks in the nearby wood. Cast: Anya Taylor Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw, Lucas Dawson, Ellie Grainger. Z for Zachariah / U.S.A. (Director: Craig Zobel, Screenwriter: Nissar Modi) — In a post-apocalyptic world, a young woman who believes she is the last human on Earth meets a dying scientist searching for survivors. Their relationship becomes tenuous when another survivor appears. As the two men compete for the woman’s affection, their primal urges begin to reveal their true nature. Cast: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, Chris Pine WORLD CINEMA DRAMATIC COMPETITION Chlorine / Italy (Director: Lamberto Sanfelice, Screenwriters: Lamberto Sanfelice, Elisa Amoruso) — Jenny, 17, dreams of becoming a synchronized swimmer. Family events turn her life upside down and she is forced move to a remote area to look after her ill father and younger brother. It won’t be long before Jenny starts pursuing her dreams again. Cast: Sara Serraiocco, Ivan Franek, Giorgio Colangeli, Anatol Sassi, Piera Degli Esposti, Andrea Vergoni. World Premiere Chorus / Canada (Director and screenwriter: François Delisle) *— A separated couple meet again after 10 years when the body of their missing son is found. Amid the guilt of losing a loved one, they hesitantly move toward affirmation of life, acceptance of death, and even the possibility of reconciliation. Cast: Sébastien Ricard, Fanny Mallette, Pierre Curzi, Genevieve Bujold. World Premiere Glassland / Ireland (Director and screenwriter: Gerard Barrett) — In a desperate attempt to reunite his broken family, a young taxi driver becomes entangled in the criminal underworld. Cast: Jack Reynor, Toni Collette, Will Poulter, Michael Smiley. International Premiere Homesick / Norway (Director: Anne Sewitsky, Screenwriters: Ragnhild Tronvoll, Anne Sewitsky) — When Charlotte, 27, meets her brother Henrik, 35, for the first time, two people who don’t know what a normal family is begin an encounter without boundaries. How does sibling love manifest itself if you have never experienced it before? Cast: Ine Marie Wilmann, Simon J. Berger, Anneke von der Lippe, Silje Storstein, Oddgeir Thune, Kari Onstad. World Premiere Ivy / Turkey (Director and screenwriter: Tolga Karaçelik) — Sarmasik is sailing to Egypt when the ship’s owner goes bankrupt. The crew learns there is a lien on the ship, and key crew members must stay on board. Ivy is the story of these six men trapped on the ship for days. Cast: Nadir Sarıbacak, Özgür Emre Yıldırım, Hakan Karsak, Kadir Çermik, Osman Alkaş, Seyithan Özdemiroğlu. World Premiere Partisan / Australia (Director: Ariel Kleiman, Screenwriters: Ariel Kleiman, Sarah Cyngler) — Alexander is like any other kid: playful, curious and naive. He is also a trained assassin. Raised in a hidden paradise, Alexander has grown up seeing the world filtered through his father, Gregori. As Alexander begins to think for himself, creeping fears take shape, and Gregori’s idyllic world unravels. Cast: Vincent Cassel, Jeremy Chabriel, Florence Mezzara. World Premiere PRINCESS / Israel (Director and screenwriter: Tali Shalom Ezer) — While her mother is away from home, 12-year-old Adar’s role-playing games with her stepfather move into dangerous territory. Seeking an escape, Adar finds Alan, an ethereal boy that accompanies her on a dark journey between reality and fantasy. Cast: Keren Mor, Shira Haas, Ori Pfeffer, Adar Zohar Hanetz. International Premiere The Second Mother / Brazil (Director and screenwriter: Anna Muylaert) — Having left her daughter, Jessica, to be raised by relatives in the north of Brazil, Val works as a loving nanny in São Paulo. When Jessica arrives for a visit 13 years later, she confronts her mother’s slave-like attitude and everyone in the house is affected by her unexpected behavior. Cast: Regina Casé, Michel Joelsas, Camila Márdila, Karine Teles, Lourenço Mutarelli. World Premiere Slow WestSlow West / New Zealand (Director: John Maclean, Screenwriters: John Maclean, Michael Lesslie) — Set at the end of the nineteenth century, 16-year-old Jay Cavendish journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. He is joined by Silas, a mysterious traveller, and hotly pursued by an outlaw along the way. Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Rory McCann, Ben Mendelsohn, Brooke Williams, Caren Pistorius. World Premiere Strangerland / Australia, Ireland (Director: Kim Farrant, Screenwriters: Fiona Seres, Michael Kinirons) — When Catherine and Matthew Parker’s two teenage kids disappear into strangerlandthe remote Australian desert, the couple’s relationship is pushed to the brink as they confront the mystery of their children’s fate. Cast: Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes, Hugo Weaving, Lisa Flanagan, Meyne Wyatt, Maddison Brown. World Premiere The Summer of Sangaile / Lithuania, France, Holland (Director and screenwriter: Alanté Kavaïté) — Seventeen-year-old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. She meets a girl her age at the summer aeronautical show, nearby her parents’ lakeside villa. Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret and in the process finds in her teenage love, the only person that truly encourages her to fly. Cast: Julija Steponaitytė, Aistė Diržiūtė. World Premiere. DAY ONE FILM Umrika / India (Director and screenwriter: Prashant Nair) — When a young village boy discovers that his brother, long believed to be in America, has actually gone missing, he begins to invent letters on his behalf to save their mother from heartbreak, all the while searching for him. Cast: Suraj Sharma, Tony Revolori, Smita Tambe, Adil Hussain, Rajesh Tailang, Prateik Babbar. World Premiere
  11. ZACH'S TOP 26 FAVORITE MOVIES OF ALL TIME 1. A Few Good Men 2. Clear and Present Danger 3. The Fugitive 4. The Hunt for Red October 5. Patriot Games 6. The Bourne Identity 7. Saving Private Ryan 8. The Parallax View 9. The Pelican Brief 10. JFK 11. Conspiracy Theory 11. The Client 12. The Firm 13. Runaway Jury 14. Three Days of the Condor 15. The Manchurian Candidate 16. The Rainmaker 17. A Time to Kill 18. The Sum of All Fears 19. In the Line of Fire 20. Munich 21. The Interpreter 22. The Bourne Supremacy 23. The Bourne Ultimatum 24. Enemy of the State 25. Air Force One 26. Heartbreak Ridge
  12. Watching how to train your dragon now!Probably this is 12th or 13th time i'm watching this film :)my most watched movie is 'nuvvu naku nachav' and it's a Telugu movieMost watched hollywood movies are inception,dark knight,fellowship i have seen them around 5-6 times
  13. http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/07/04/best-box-office-performances-of-2012/#more-75835"There have been loads of strong performers with sensible budgets, so it was difficult to whittle down the slate (sorry, Safe House and Contraband, you were thisclose to making the cut!), but whittle I did. Thus, here is my totally-up-for-debate list of the 15 Most Impressive* Box Office Performances of 2012… so far."