A MockDocumentary Horror Tops US Box Office

A mock-documentary horror The Last Exorcism topped the US box office last weekend with $21.3 million.

The Top 10 US Box Office Movies of August 27, 2010.

1. The Last Exorcism – $21.3 million
2. Takers – $21 million
3. The Expendables – $9.5 million last weekend and $82 million since August 13.
4. Eat Pray Love – $7 million
5. The Other Guys – $6.6 million and $99.3 million in 4 weeks.
6. Vampires Suck – $5.3 million
7. Inception – $5.1 million
8. Nanny McPhee Returns – $4.7 million
9. The Switch – $4. 6 million
10. Piranha 3-D – $4.3 million

The Last Exorcism

The Synopsis
When he arrives on the rural Louisiana farm of Louis Sweetzer, the Reverend Cotton Marcus expects to perform just another routine “exorcism” on a disturbed religious fanatic. An earnest fundamentalist, Sweetzer has contacted the charismatic preacher as a last resort, certain his teenage daughter Nell is possessed by a demon who must be exorcised before their terrifying ordeal ends in unimaginable tragedy.

Buckling under the weight of his conscience after years of parting desperate believers with their money, Cotton and his crew plan to film a confessional documentary of this, his last exorcism. But upon arriving at the already blood drenched family farm, it is soon clear that nothing could have prepared him for the true evil he encounters there. Now, too late to turn back, Reverend Marcus’ own beliefs are shaken to the core when he and his crew must find a way to save Nell – and themselves – before it is too late.

Directed by Daniel Stamm
Produced by Marc Abraham
Thomas Bliss
Eli Roth
Eric Newman
Written by Huck Botko
Andrew Gurland
Starring Patrick Fabian
Iris Bahr
Louis Herthum
Music by Nathan Barr
Cinematography Zoltan Honti
Editing by Daniel Stamm
Studio Louisiana Media Productions
Strike Entertainment
Arcade Pictures
Distributed by Lionsgate (US)
Optimum Releasing (UK)
Release date(s) August 27, 2010 (2010-08-27)
Running time 91 minutes
Country United States
Language English

FLIPPED: Do You Remember Your First Love?

Rob Reiner’s upcoming romantic comedy movie Flipped takes Bryce and Juli from grade school to junior high, through triumph and disaster, family drama and first love, as they make the discoveries that will define who they are – and who they are to each other.

When second-graders Bryce and Juli first meet, Juli knows it’s love. But Bryce isn’t so sure. Girl-phobic and easily embarrassed, young Bryce does everything he can to keep his outspoken wannabe girlfriend at arm’s length… for the next six years, which isn’t easy since they go to the same school and live across the street from each other. But if Juli finally looks away, will it be Bryce’s turn to be dazzled?

Director: Rob Reiner
Writer: Rob Reiner
Studio: Warner Bros Pictures

British Beauty Queen Becomes Latest Sensation in Bollywood

Miss Liverpool and Miss Teen World Amy Jackson, 18, has her dazzling eyes set on winning the Miss England Crown, but her first movie role in the South-Indian Chennai based Tamil film Madrasapattinam has suddenly turned her into an overnight Bollywood star since the film was released on July 9, 2010 with positive reviews.

Amy Jackson

The British beauty queen from Woolton, Liverpool, said: “We did a promotional tour across India and everywhere we went there were thousands of screaming fans. It’s so crazy. Everything’s calm at home and I’m just Amy but when I go to India I get mobbed.”

Madrasapattinam was directed by A. L. Vijay, who has directed directed Kireedam (2007) and Poi Solla Porom (2008).

Cast: Arya, Amy Jackson, Alexx o’Nell, Nassar, Cochin Hanifa, Bala Singh and others.
Music: GV Prakash Kumar
Director: AL Vijay
Producer: Kalapathi S Agoram.
Release date: July 9th, 2010

The Story

‘Madrasapattinam’ begins with a gloomy frame, with a funeral taking place, in the London city. The death ceremony is for a person named William Space, who has an old lady as his wife. The wife of William Space has a blot clot, camouflaged in her brain and that becomes intense during the funeral, thus making the old lady motionless and senseless. On a doctor consultation, they give 50/50 chances for the lady to survive after an intense surgery to her brain. But the lady gains her confidence and in sheer determination, leaves for India, in order to fulfill her last desire.

The lady enters the city of Chennai, where she memorizes all her past and the reel flows to the year 1945. She is none other than the female lead Amy Wilkinson. At the age of 18, she enters Madras, where the regime of the British is in full swing. She is a daughter of Governor General and meets a dhobi Ilamparidhi-Paridhi (Arya), who is also a professional wrestler. Paridhi belongs to washer men community and washes clothes of the British men, who are ruling the nation. Amy has a golf ground, which is in the place allotted for the dhobi community. Incidentally, she meets Paridhi (Arya) and she falls in love with him. Paridhi is a brave man and never bows to the death and goes according to his mind.

Soon, Paridhi and Amy fall in love, but then the British ruled India, is freed from the pangs of slavery. Indians are given the independence and the Britishers choose to leave the sub continent. For every Indian populace, independence is like a boon of god. But for Amy and Paridhi it is a curse, as they will get separated. Soon, like in every film story, Robert Ellis (Alexx) enters the lives of Paridhi and Amy. He is behind them and wants to prove that a britsiher is in love with a unchaste Dhobi.

The governor general learns about this and orders his men to kill Paridhi. He then takes Amy to London. But due to immense love Amy escapes the pangs of her father and reaches Madras in search of Paridhi.

Hindu Cinema

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August 6-29

Independent Film Month Atlanta (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

August 10-15

Rhode Island International Film Festival (Providence, Rhode Island, USA)

August 12-17

Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (Jecheon City, South Korea)

August 12-17

New York City International Film Festival (New York, New York, USA)

August 13-15

Capitolfest, Classic Film Festival (Rome, New York, USA)

August 13-15

The Feel Good Film Festival (Hollywood, California, USA)

August 13-16

Atlanta Horror Film Festival (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

August 13-20

TORONTO AFTER DARK: Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)

August 16

NAFA Show-Fest International (Sydney, Australia)

August 19-22

Peachtree Village International Film Festival (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

August 20-22

Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival (DocuFest Atlanta) (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

August 20-28

ACEFEST 2010 (New York City, New York, USA)

August 21

Silicon Valley Film Festival (Silicon Valley, California, USA)

August 25-29

Albuquerque Film Festival (Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA)

August 26-29

Landlocked Film Festival (Iowa City, Iowa, USA)

August 27-29

Animation Attack! (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

August 27-29

Atlanta Underground Film Festival (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

August 27-September 5

Strasbourg International Film Festival (Strasbourg, France)

August 28-29

Flim Fest (Kingston, Massachusetts, USA)

August 29

Angeleno Short Film Festival (Hollywood, California, USA)

August 31 – September 12

Cinefantasy – Brazil Fantastic Film Festival (São Paulo, Brazil)

September 3-5

Oklahoma Horror Film Festival (Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA)

September 3-6

Telluride Film Festival (Telluride, Colorado, USA)

September 9-12

Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival (Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA)

September 9-14

DMZ International Documentary Festival (Bucheon, South Korea)

September 9-19

Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

September 15-19

Çanakkale Troia Film Festival (Çanakkale, Turkey)

September 15-19

Pyrenees International Short film Festival (Berga, Barcelona, Spain)

September 15-26

Napa Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival (Glen Ellen, California, USA)

September 16-25

Atlantic Film Festival (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada)

September 17-19

Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival (Seattle, Washington, USA)

September 17-19

Black Earth Film Festival (Galesburg, Illinois, USA)

September 17-23

26th Annual Boston Film Festival (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

September 18-25

Naperville Independent Film Festival (Naperville, Illinois, USA)

September 22-29

Great Lakes International Film Festival (Erie, Pennsylvania, USA)

September 22-October 2

trinidad+tobago film festival (Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago)

September 23-26

Williamsburg International Film Festival (New York, New York, USA)

September 23-26

Friars Club Comedy Film Festival (New York, New York, USA)

September 24-26

Coney Island Film Festival (Brooklyn, New York, USA)

September 24-26

The Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival (Palm Springs, California, USA)

September 24-October 2

Edmonton International Film Festival (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)

September 24-26

Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival (Birmingham, Alabama, USA)

September 28 – October 2

Vancouver Film & TV Forum (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

September 29-October 3

San Diego Film Festival (San Diego, California, USA)

September 29-October 3

The Clearwater Film Festival (Clearwater, Florida, USA)

September 29-October 3

Woodstock Film Festival (Woodstock, New York, USA)

September 30 – October 2

Canberra Short Film Festival (Canberra, Australia)

September 30 – October 3

Chicago International Reel Shorts Film Fest (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

September 30 – October 15

Vancouver International Film Festival (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

October 1-5

Scottsdale International Film Festival (Scottsdale, Arizona, USA)

October 1-6

Open St. Petersburg Student Film Festival Beginning (St. Petersburg, Russia)

October 3-9

Filmshift Festival and Screenplay Contest (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

October 5-9

Artivist Film Festival (Hollywood, California, USA)

October 6-9

Blue Water Film Festival (Port Huron, Michigan, USA)

October 7-10

Eugene International Film Festival (Eugene, Oregon, USA)

October 7-9

Atlanta Philosophy Film Festival (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

October 7-11

Hamptons International Film Festival (East Hampton, New York, USA)

October 7-17

Mill Valley Film Festival (San Rafael, California, USA)

October 7-17

Chicago International Film Festival (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

October 10-18

FREAK SHOW Horror Film Festival (Orlando, Florida, USA)

October 11-17

Toronto Hispano-American Film Festival (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

October 11-17

Rencontres Internationales du Cinéma des Antipodes (Saint-Tropez, France)

October 14-17

Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

October 14-19

Bel Air Film Festival (Los Angeles, California, USA)

October 14-23

Heartland Film Festival (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)

October 14-24

Philadelphia Film Festival (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

October 15-17

Big Bear Horror Film Festival (Big Bear Lake, CA, USA)

October 15-17

Downbeach Film Festival (Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA)

October 15-24

Williamstown Film Festival (Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA)

October 15-28

San Francisco Documentary Festival (San Francisco, California, USA)

October 14-17

FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia TwentyTen (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

October 15-17

Moving Image Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)

October 15-17

Telluride Horror Show (Telluride, Colorado)

October 15-23

International Christian Film Festival In South Africa (Cape Town, South Africa)

October 16

ZedFest Film Festival & Screenplay Competition (North Hollywood, California, USA)

October 19-23

Terror Film Festival (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)

October 22-25

Hollywood Film Festival (Hollywood, California, USA)

October 29-31

VIEW Fest (Turin, Italy)

October 29-31

Super Shorts International Film Festival 2010 (London, England, UK)

October 29-November 3

International North South Media Forum (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)

October 29 – November 4

Istanbul International 1001 Documentary Film Festival (Istanbul, Turkey)

October 30

British Horror Film Festival (Poole, UK)

October 30-31

Horror UK´s 28 Hours Later (Farham, UK)

October 30-November 6

Kerry Film Festival (County Kerry, Ireland)

October 31-November 5

International Filmfestival Landau – La.Meko (Landau, Germany)

November 3-9

Chilereality Documentary Film Festival (Chillán, región del Bío-Bío, Chile)

November 3-9

Cine//B Film Festival (Santiago, Chile)

November 4-6

24fps International Short Film Festival (Abilene, Texas, USA)

November 4-7

Naples International Film Festival (Naples, Florida, USA)

November 4-7

Virginia Film Festival (Charlottesville, Virginia, USA)

November 4-11

River’s Edge Film Festival (Paducah, Kentucky, USA)

November 4-13

Reeling 2010: The 29th Chicago Lesbian & Gay International Film Festival (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

November 4-14

Brisbane International Film Festival (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

November 5

Shockfest Film Festival (Hollywood, California, USA)

November 6-7

MockFilmFest (Hollywood, California, USA)

November 9-18

Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (Copenhagen, Denmark)

November 11-21

Costa Rica International Film Festival (Manuel Antonio and Montezuma, Costa Rica)

November 12-14

LA Film Weekend (Beverly Hills, California, USA)

November 12-21

CINESONIKA: The First International Film and Video Festival of Innovative Sound Design (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

November 13-21

25th Mar del Plata International Film Festival (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

November 15-December 6

Zero Film Festival (Los Angeles, California & New York, New York, USA)

November 19-21

Breast Fest Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)

November 20-24

11th Sleepwalkers Student and Short Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia)

November 25-28

Dawn Breakers International Film Festival (San Diego, California, USA)

November 26-27

WILDsound Film Festival (Toronto, Canada)

December 1-5

Whistler Film Festival (Whistler, Canada)

December 3-6

Anchorage International Film Festival (Anchorage, Alaska, USA)

December 4-7

Newport International Film Festival – Wales (Poole, UK)

2010 – Festivals that have already occurred

January 5-18

Palm Springs International Film Festival (Palm Springs, California, USA)

January 14-17

Festivus Film Festival (Denver, Colorado USA)

January 15-17

Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival (Nevada City, California, USA)

January 15-18

British Shorts Lichtspielklub Kurtzfilmfestival (Berlin, Germany)

January 16-17

15 Minutes of Fame Film Festival (Palm Bay, Florida, USA)

January 18-24

Tromsø International Film Festival (Tromsø, Norway)

January 21-28

Slamdance Film Festival (Park City, Utah, USA)

January 21-31

Sundance Film Festival (Park City, Utah, USA)

January 28

Indiana Players Short Film Festival (Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA)

January 29-31

GlobalFest FilmFest (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

January 29-February 6

Clermont-Ferrand Short-Film Festival (Clermont-Ferrand, France)

January 28-February 4

Spokane International Film Festival (Spokane, Washington, USA)

February 4-7

Hollywood Brazilian Film Festival (Hollywood, California, USA)

February 4-14

Santa Barbara International Film Festival (Santa Barbara, California, USA)

February 5-15

Boston Science Fiction Film Festival (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

February 11-21

Berlin International Directors Lounge Festival (Berlin, Germany)

February 14-21

Southern California Business Film Festival (Los Angeles, California, USA)

February 20-27

San Joaquin International Film Festival (Stockton, California, USA)

February 21

Tropfest Film Festival (Sydney/Melbourne/Canberra/Adelaide/Perth/Brisbane/Hobart/Surfer’s Paradise, Australia)

February 23-March 6

Cinequest Film Festival (San Jose, California, USA)

February 25-28

Amelia Island Film Festival (Amelia Island, Florida, USA)

February 25-28

True/False Film Festival (Columbia, Missouri, USA)

February 25-March 6

Riga International Fantasy Film Festival (Riga, Latvia)

February 26-March 4

The New York International Independent Film and Video Festival (New York, New York, USA)

March 1-7

Culver City Film Festival (Culver City, California, USA)

March 2-6

Fargo Film Festival (Fargo, North Dakota, USA)

March 4

South Australian Screen Awards (Adelaide, Australia)

March 5-13

Byron Bay International Film Festival (Byron Bay, Australia)

March 6-14

Omaha Film Festival (Omaha, Nebraska, USA)

March 11-16

Kosmorama Trondheim International Film Festival (Trondheim, Norway)

March 11-17

Athens International Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival (Athens, Greece)

March 12-20

SXSW (Austin, Texas, USA)

March 13

University of Toronto Film Festival (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

March 13

Warrambeen Film Festival (Shelford, Australia)

March 17-21

Go Short – International Short Film Festival (Nijmegen, Netherlands)

March 18-21

Gasparilla International Film Festival (Tampa, Florida, USA)

March 18-21

Green Lifestyle Film Festival (Los Angeles, California, USA)

March 18-28

KinoRurik – Russian Film Festival in Sweden (Stockholm, Sweden)

March 22

White Square Festival (Moscow, Russia)

March 24-27

Reynolda Film Festival (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA)

March 24-April 1

Boston Underground Film Festival (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

March 26 – May 9

Italian Film Festival USA (St. Louis/Detroit/Cleveland/Milwaukee/Kansas City/Minneapolis/Denver/Boulder/Chicago USA)

March 27-April 4

Riga International Children’s Film Festival (Riga, Latvia)

March 31

1st Draft Film Festival (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

April 2-4

Faux Film Festival (Portland, Oregon, USA)

April 8-10

Phoenix Film Festival (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)

April 7-11

Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival (Providence, Rhode Island, USA)

April 8-11

Charleston International Film Festival (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)

April 8-11

Tallahassee Film Festival (Tallahassee, Florida, USA)

April 8-12

Ashland Independent Film Festival (Ashland, Oregon, USA)

April 9-10

Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival (Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA)

April 9-11

FirstGlance Film Fest Hollywood 10 (Hollywood, California, USA)

April 9-11

VAFI -International Children and Youth Animation Film Festival Varaždin (Varaždin, Croatia)

April 12-18

Calgary Underground Film Festival (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

April 15-18

White Sands International Film Festival (Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA)

April 15-23

Atlanta Film Festival (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

April 15-18

L.A. Comedy Shorts Festival (Los Angeles, California, USA)

April 15-18

Wisconsin Film Festival (Madison, Wisconsin, USA)

April 16-17

Gleitsman Social Change Film Forum (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)

April 16-22

FilmOut San Diego (San Diego, California, USA)

April 16-29

26th Chicago Latino Film Festival (Chicago, Illinois, USA)

April 17-18

No Limits International Student Film Festival (Sheffield, England, UK)

April 21-May 1

The End of the Pier International Film Festival (Worthing, West Sussex, UK)

April 21-25br

British Film Festival (Los Angeles, California, USA)

April 21-28

Independent Film Festival of Boston (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)

April 22-25

California Independent Film Festival (Orinda, California, USA)

April 22-25

TCM Classic Film Festival (Hollywood, California, USA)

April 22-26

Palm Beach International Film Festival (Palm Beach, Florida, USA)

April 22-29

Newport Beach Film Festival (Newport Beach, California, USA)

April 23

The Food Film Festival (Portland, Oregon, USA)

April 23-25

Schaumburg-Lippe Film Festival (Altenburg, Thuringia, Germany)

April 29-May 2

National Film Festival for Talented Youth (Seattle, Washington, USA)

April 29-May 8

The London International Documentary Festival (London, UK)

April 29-May 10

Brussels Short Film Festival (Brussels, Belgium)

April 30-May 1

River Bend Film Festival (South Bend, Indiana, USA)

April 30-May 2

Texas Frightmare Weekend (Dallas, Texas, USA)

May 1-2

SkyFest (Asheville, North Carolina, USA)

May 5-10

360 | 365 George Eastman House Film Festival (Rochester, New York, USA)

May 6

Third Screen Film Festival (Hollywood, California, USA)

May 7-9

Spirit Quest Film Festival (Erie, Pennsylvania USA)

May 7-16

In The Bin Short Film Festival (Gold Coast, Australia)

May 18-27

Kimera Film Festival (Campobasso, Italy)

May 25-June 1

Kiev International Film Festival (Kiev, Ukraine)

May 27-30

Dungog Film Festival (Dungog, New South Wales, Australia)

May 28-29

Calaveras International Film Festival (Murphys, California, USA)

May 28-30

DocMiami International Film Festival (Miami, Florida, USA)

May 28-30

Road Junky Travel Film Festival (Berlin, Germany)

June 1-2

Out Twin Cities Film Festival (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)

June 2-6

Little Rock Film Festival (Little Rock, Arkansas, USA)

June 2-6

Staten Island Film Festival (Staten Island, New York, USA)

June 4-6

Bangkok Indiefest (Bangkok, Thailand)

June 4-6

Lighthouse International Film Festival (Beach Haven, New Jersey, USA)

June 4-10

Aruba International Film Festival (Noord, Aruba)

June 2-14

Sydney Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)

June 4-13

Phuket Film Festival (Phuket, Thailand)

June 9-13

deadCENTER Film Festival (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA)

June 9-13

Ibiza International Film Festival (Ibiza, Spain)

June 9-14

Biografilm Festival – International Celebration of Lives (Bologna, Italy)

June 11-13

Broad Humor Film Festival (Los Angeles, California, USA)

June 11-12

SPEAK UP! International Student Film Festival (Mississauga, Canada)

June 12

Underground Exposure Film Festival and Screenplay Competition (Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA)

June 13-16

BANFF World Television Festival (Banff, Alberta, Canada)

June 16-20

Provincetown International Film Festival (Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA)

June 16-27

Edinburgh International Film Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)

June 17-19

Bronx Independent Film Festival (Bronx, New York, USA)

June 17-20

Nantucket Film Festival (Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA)

June 23-27

Georgia Film Festival (Athens, Georgia, USA)

June 23-27

NYC Food Film Festival (New York, New York, USA)

June 24-27

The Film Festival of Colorado (Denver, Colorado, USA)

June 25

Houston Film Commission’s Texas Filmmakers Showcase (Los Angeles, California, USA)

June 8-29

Another Hole in the Head: Three Weeks of New Horror/Grindhouse Cinema (San Francisco, California, USA)

June 28-July 4

Ventura Film Festival (Ventura, California, USA)

June 30

2010 Webfesto Student Film Festival (St. Louis, Missouri, USA)

July 7-13

Eko International Film Festival (Lagos, Nigeria)

July 23-August 1

Expresion En Corto International Film Festival (San Miguel de Allende & Guanajuato Capital, Mexico)

July 30-August 1

Lights. Camera. Help. (Austin, Texas, USA)

July 31-August 7

Woods Hole Film Festival (Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA)

August 1

Vibewire Reelife Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)

August 5-8

Slater Brothers Entertainment’s Hamilton International Film Festival (Hamilton, NY)

August 6-8

Atlanta Shortsfest (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

August 6-7

Hardacre Film Festival (Tipton, Iowa, USA)

August 6-14

KahBang Film Festival (Bangor, Maine, USA)


January 13-16

Festivus Film Festival (Denver, Colorado, USA)

January 14-16

Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival (Nevada City, California, USA)

January 20-30

Sundance Film Festival (Park City, Utah, USA)

January 21-27

Slamdance Film Festival (Park City, Utah, USA)

January 31

Beneath the Earth (New York, New York, USA)

February 8-27

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

March 11-19

SXSW (Austin, Texas, USA)

March 16-20

Go Short – International Short Film Festival (Nijmegen, Netherlands)

March 22-27

Diagonale. Festival of Austrian Film (Graz, Austria)

March 31-April 8

A Night of Horror International Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)

April 1-3

Faux Film Festival (Portland, Oregon, USA)

April 8-17

RiverRun International Film Festival (Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA)

May 5-14

Santa Cruz Film Festival (Santa Cruz, California, USA)

May 20-22

Accolade Competition (La Jolla, California, USA)

May 20-22

The Indie Fest (La Jolla, California, USA)

June 15-26

Edinburgh International Film Festival (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK)

The Other Guys movie Tops US Box Office

Adam McKay’s The Other Guys has grossed $35,543,162 from 3651 theatres in the first weekend of it’s release to top the box office in the US.

The Other Guys

Director: Adam McKay
Writer: Chris Henchy
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson

Release: August 6, 2010

Set in New York City, The Other Guys follows Detective Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell), a forensic accountant who’s more interested in paperwork than hitting the streets, and Detective Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg), who has been stuck with Allen as his partner ever since an embarrassing public incident with his quick trigger finger. Allen and Terry idolize the city’s top cops, Danson and Manzetti (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson), but when an opportunity arises for the Other Guys to step up, things don’t quite go as planned.

Inception: One of the best films of the 21st century?

Christopher Nolan’s science fiction film Inception leads the U.S. box office since the release on July 16, 2010. The film has already grossed over $259, 678, 000 since the world premiere in London on July 13, 2010. The screenplay was developed from the 80 page treatment Nolan presented to Warner Bros in 2001, but Warner Bros purchased it in February 2009 and the filming that began in Tokyo in June of the same year was completed in Canada last November with a budget of $160 million. Leonardo DiCaprio played the lead role of Dominic Cobb.

Most reviewers rated it highly, but it is too early for Richard Roeper of The Chicago Sun-Times to call it “one of the best movies” of the 21st century when this century is only 10 years old and as far as I am concerned the best movies of the 21st century are yet to come.

~ Ekenyerengozi Michael Chima

Inception Movie Poster

The Synopsis:

Acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan directs an international cast in an original sci-fi actioner that travels around the globe and into the intimate and infinite world of dreams. Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb’s rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible—inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming. This summer, your mind is the scene of the crime.

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Produced by Christopher Nolan
Emma Thomas

Written by Christopher Nolan
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio
Ken Watanabe
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Marion Cotillard
Ellen Page
Tom Hardy
Cillian Murphy
Dileep Rao
Tom Berenger
Michael Caine

Music by Hans Zimmer

Cinematography Wally Pfister

Editing by Lee Smith

Studio Legendary Pictures
Syncopy Films

Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures

Release date(s) London premiere:
July 13, 2010
United States:
July 16, 2010

Running time 148 minutes

Country United States
Language English
Budget $160,000,000

Gross revenue $259,678,000