Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Le Misérables in Theaters this Christmas—Don't Miss Your Chance to Attend the Advanced Screening

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Keep an eye on the Jax Movie Mob facebook page for your chance to snag tickets to the advanced screening of Fightin' Around the World, the Musical!…sorry—Le Misérables. Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, and Anne Hathaway, Le Misérables officially premiers in theaters this Christmas, Tuesday December 25th.

This is 40 in Theaters Friday, December 21st

This is 40 Movie

This is 40, directed by Judd Apatow, starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, and Jason Segel, opens in theaters on Friday, December 21st. Keep an eye on the Jax Movie Mob facebook page for your chance to snag tickets to the advanced screening.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Oz the Great and Powerful Trailer Now Available

Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful wizard but into a better man as well.

“Oz The Great and Powerful” is produced by Joe Roth, with a screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire (credit not final). Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Philip Steuer and Josh Donen are serving as executive producers.

Oz the Great and Powerful Opens in US Theaters March 8, 2013

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World Premiere: Extended Preview of JJ Abrams Star Trek: Into the Darkness Debuts in IMAX on December 14th

The First 9 Minutes from the Anticipated Sequel Will Be Released Exclusively in Digital IMAX 3D Theaters Worldwide

HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 14, 2012)—Paramount Pictures will release the first 9 minutes from J.J. Abrams’ eagerly-awaited STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS exclusively in IMAX 3D months prior to the film’s official release in May 2013. This first-look at the movie will play in approximately 500 digital IMAX 3D theatres beginning December 14th.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, the sequel to Abrams’ 2009 hit film that redefined the Star Trek universe for a new generation, marks the first time exclusive footage has played in IMAX 3D and only the third time a first-look will be released in IMAX.

“Our longtime partners J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk and the Bad Robot team have really hit it out of the park – the footage is absolutely incredible," said Greg Foster, Chairman and President, IMAX Filmed Entertainment. “Their use of the IMAX® Camera and canvas is sure to impress current and future Star Trek fans alike, and we’re thrilled to once again work with our friends at Paramount Pictures to offer this extended ‘first look’ at this highly anticipated summer blockbuster.”

To further the IMAX experience, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS used IMAX cameras to capture several sequences. Exclusively in IMAX theaters, sequences filmed with the extremely high-resolution cameras will expand to fill more of the screen with unprecedented crispness and clarity, putting moviegoers right into the explosive action and vast scope of the film.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS is written by Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and directed by J.J. Abrams. Abrams is producing with Bryan Burk through Bad Robot Productions, along with Lindelof, Kurtzman and Orci.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Jim Jarmusch & Jozef Van Wissem Share Album Details, New Song, & Tour Dates



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photo courtesy of sara driver

Acclaimed lutist Jozef Van Wissem & American Auteur Jim Jarmusch have already announced their 2nd LP for this year, The Mystery of Heaven. Today, they share the album artwork, track-list & single from the album. Etimasia the 1st single from the album, features Van Wissem's incredible & fragile lute playing, while Jarmusch provides dissonance with his guitar. Together the two paint a beautiful sonic landscape, all while pondering mortality. Hear the track now at NPR.

About Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissem met on the streets of New York in 2006. They shared a lot of interest and background so a collaboration and a friendship was born. Jarmusch was looking to have Van Wissem compose a score for a film he had been trying to make for years, what he described as a “crypto-vampire film” about two lovers, outsider types who have been in love for hundreds of years. Van Wissem's work comes from a tradition of avant-garde minimalism and lends itself well to the director's stark cinematic works. Jarmusch has played guitar in bands on and off since the late '70's. Van Wissem's compositional style involves hypnotic circular musical phrases that allow for a lot of contemplative space between the notes.

Their first live performance was in Issue Project Room in Brooklyn in October 2011, where they appeared together for a Van Wissem curated concert program called New Music for Early Instruments. The idea for their first album, Concerning the Entrance Into Eternity (Important Records) developed from their live performance. Jarmusch has said that he considers these songs as Van Wissem's compositions, and sees himself as someone filling in the background to Jozef's foreground, like the “scenic” on a film shoot, the one who paints the backdrops. “The sound of the lute is as bright as the sun, a beautiful red color and my stuff sounds sort of like the moon, more like blue, like mercury.”

Listen to the MP3 of Etimasia on SoundCloud

Watch the video for The Sun of the Natural World is Pure Fire below:

Tour Dates:

  • 09/30 - Louisville, KY - Cropped Out Festival (solo Jozef Van Wissem)
  • 10/04 - Brooklyn, NY - Issue Project Room (solo Jozef Van Wissem)
  • 10/07 - Chicago, IL - Wire Magazine Adventures in Modern Music Festival (solo Jozef Van Wissem)
  • 10/20 - New York, NY - Life or Death CMJ Showcase 92Y Tibeca
  • 11/28 - New York, NY - TBA (Record Release Show w/ Jim Jarmusch)

Despicable Me 2 Trailer

Watch the Debut Trailer for Jurassic Park in 3D

Get ready to experience one of the biggest films of all time in a whole new way. On behalf of Universal Pictures, we are thrilled to announce that Yahoo! Movies has just debuted the NEW trailer for Jurassic Park 3D.

Steven Spielberg’s groundbreaking masterpiece has been re-mastered into a state-of-the-art 3D format, introducing the three-time Academy Award®-winning blockbuster to a new generation of moviegoers and allows longtime fans to experience the world he envisioned in a way that was unimaginable during the film’s original release.

Watch the epic NEW trailer and prepare to experience 3D movie magic 65 million years in the making.

Jurassic Park in 3D will be in theaters April 5, 2013.

Michael Bay Announces Mark Wahlberg Will Be the New Lead in Transformers 4

HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 8, 2012)—After an exceptionally successful collaboration on the upcoming Pain and Gain, Michael Bay has cast Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg in the highly anticipated TRANSFORMERS 4. The film will hit theaters June 27th, 2014.

“Mark is awesome. We had a blast working on Pain and Gain and I’m so fired up to be back working with him. An actor of his caliber is the perfect guy to re-invigorate the franchise and carry on the Transformers’ legacy,” said Bay.

Bay will direct the next installment in the TRANSFORMERS series, which begins shooting next spring. From Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc., in association with Hasbro, the film will be produced by Don Murphy &Tom DeSanto, Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Ian Bryce, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg, Bay, Brian Goldner and Mark Vahradian.

Bay’s first TRANSFORMERS film was a box office sensation in 2007, opening at #1 and earning more than $700 million worldwide. His second installment TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN in 2009 grossed more than $830 million worldwide. In 2011, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON was an even bigger hit worldwide, grossing more than a billion dollars to become the 5th highest grossing film of all time. To date, the franchise has earned more than $2.6 billion worldwide.

From acclaimed director Michael Bay comes Pain and Gain, a new action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson and Anthony Mackie. Based on the unbelievable true story of three personal trainers in 1990s Miami who, in pursuit of the American Dream, get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. Ed Harris, Tony Shalhoub, Rob Corddry, Rebel Wilson, and Bar Paly also star. The film is based on magazine articles by Pete Collins, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and produced by Donald DeLine, Michael Bay and Ian Bryce.

PAIN AND GAIN opens in theaters everywhere April 26th, 2013.