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‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ Trailer: Glorious Animation Comes To Life

‘Walking With Dinosaurs’ Trailer: Glorious Animation Comes To Life

Dive into the prehistoric world and get closer to the Dinosaurs

Have you ever wondered how it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth? Have you ever wished to go back in time and just observe these creatures and the world around them?

Walking with Dinosaurs is the new animated movie that guarantees the captivating experience of being in the prehistoric world and feeling the atmosphere that ruled there.

The film centers on Patchi, a curious and optimistic little guy whose dad was a strong and respected leader of the Pachyrhinosaurus herd. Patchi gets close to the audience with his big heart and he gives a different sight of those fearless creatures that lived on our planet millions of years ago. A young dinosaur, who always dreamt of having a turn to protect his family and lead the herd. One day the whole world changed for him, it was unrecognizable. Imagine how hard it is to survive something no one prepared you for. That is the story of our little enthusiastic Patchi, who in the beginning seems naïve and weak but soon he becomes a hero of his age. Despite the scary things and occurrences that are present in this animated film, there is the humor and the historic tale that will entertain you and will make you smile. We all know there was no happy end for dinosaurs but at least we can find out how their lives were and how things ended up for Patchi.

The dinosaurs were always an interesting and mysterious subject to the human kind. That’s why Walking with Dinosaurs is a perfect story that promises to bring us into the world of those who were dominating the globe for over 160 million years.

A story your kids should not miss, because it is not only entertaining but it will teach them a bunch of cool things they can share with their mates and not only. Walking with Dinosaurs is definitely one great film about an adventure that can show us how different these amazing beings were, one story that can bring us closer to the spirit of wildness of the dinosaur era.

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‘The Counsellor’ Trailer: How much is enough?

‘The Counsellor’ Trailer: How much is enough?

The Counsellor: How much is enough?

The new movie, called “The Counsellor” is a classical tragedy of a decent guy who decides to do something wrong. This new thriller is directed by the legendary Ridley Scott, who brought out movies like “Hannibal”, “American Gangster” or “Gladiator”.

As we watch The Counsellor trailer we get a feeling that something wrong is going to happen, and it is. Written by Cormac McCarthy, this movie gets into the darkest sides of what humans are really capable of doing to one another. Even if there are people who seem to have it all, they want more and more. The Counsellor trailer presents the greatest actors playing these expressive and ambitious characters. Michael Fassbender plays the role of the main character who is a lawyer, working at the border between USA and Mexico. The lawyer has it all. He looks good, he has money and he has a lovely fiancée. Still, he wants more. The counsellor gets into the world of drugs and crimes. The world he is investing in, is just the wrong one, the worst idea.

So how much is enough? When should the counsellor stop, and if he stops, is it possible to change anything, to make it like it was before deciding to get into the evil business?

When Cameron Diaz is talking in the Counsellor trailer, it seems like the world falls apart in small evil pieces. When Penelope Cruz appears in her Laura role, it seems like there is still a hope for a better world, where people know what is good, what is bad and when is enough.

Imagine how the whole movie is like if only the trailer gets so audacious and dangerous.

The Counsellor shows the prodigal and at the same time greedy human conditions, we all faced. It is a movie that has to be savored and enjoyed, because of its cast, amazing directing and great story plot. It is also promising an end we surely do not expect. Do not miss the chance to watch Brad Pitt, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Michael Fassbender in this new masterpiece.

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‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ Trailer: A Man Not Afraid To Dream

‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’ Trailer: A Man Not Afraid To Dream

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”: A Tale of a Man who was not afraid to dream

Life is about courage and going into the unknown. If you are willing to watch a movie that will explore the unknown, you should watch “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”. Originally written by James Thurber, it is one of the most famous American short stories. Ben Stiller directs and stars in this movie, as the main character. He is just perfect as Walter Mitty. His style is unique and weird sometimes but he has done a great job with this movie. It seems to be the perfect story which will make the holiday mood in your souls.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” is about a daydreamer, who lives more in his dreams than in his life. His dream life is a secret and there is no challenge he cannot take, is it getting out of a volcano or just saving a cute puppy from an exploding building. The real life of our hero, sadly is the total opposite of his secret life. He is just an average guy, facing a career curtailment. Of course he has a crush, a very cute co-worker, her name is Cheryl, a role played by the very charming Kristen Wiig. When Walter faces his utmost life test, he gets to live a real adventure, he never even thought of.

It is extremely delicious for our eyes to watch this film, because of its visuals, which are just awesome. From the New York offices, where Walter Mitty works, all the way to the country with no borders, Iceland, everything looks beautiful. The soundtrack list will surely be searched and listened over and over again, after watching this movie, by the audience.

The music that plays on the background matches perfectly the story, the scene or the character.

Oscar winners Sean Penn and Shirley MacLaine are also starring in this dreamy movie. Sean Penn does an extremely inspiring play, which will totally remain in the history. Adam Scott also stars in the movie, playing the role of the itchy boss, who is supposed to annoy everyone, and he does it well.

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” opens in theatres on December 25. Do not miss the chance to enjoy the tale of a man who was not afraid to dream.

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2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees List

2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Nominees List

2014 FILM INDEPENDENT Spirit Award Nominees Announced

The full list is here. You can read more about the announcement and catch a video on Film Independent’s website. Enjoy.

Best Feature
12 Years a Slave, All Is Lost, Francis Ha, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska

Best Director
Shane Carruth, Upstream Color; J.C. Chandor; All Is Lost; Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave; Jeff Nichols, Mud; Alexander Payne, Nebraska

Best Screenplay
Woody Allen, Blue Jasmine; Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke & Richard Linklater Before Midnight;Nicole Holofcener Enough Said; Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber, The Spectacular Now;John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

Best First Feature
Blue Caprice, Director/Producer: Alexandre Moors; Producers: Kim Jackson, Brian O’Carroll, Isen Robbins, Will Rowbotham, Ron Simons, Aimee Schoof, Stephen Tedeschi; Concussion,Director: Stacie Passon, Producer: Rose Troche; Fruitvale Station, Director: Ryan Coogler; Producers: Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker; Una Noche, Director/Producer: Lucy Mulloy, Producers: Sandy Pérez Aguila, Maite Artieda, Daniel Mulloy, Yunior Santiago; Wadjda,Director: Haifaa Al Mansour, Producers: Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul

Best First Screenplay
Lake Bell, In A World; Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Don Jon; Bob Nelson, Nebraska; Jill Soloway,Afternoon Delight; Michael Starrbury, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

John Cassavetes Award (best feature made for under $500,000)
Computer Chess, Writer/Director: Andrew Bujalski, Producers: Houston King & Alex Lipschultz;Crystal Fairy, Writer/Director: Sebastiàn Silva, Producers: Juan de Dios Larraín & Pablo Larraín; Museum Hours, Writer/Director: Jem CohenProducers: Paolo Calamita & Gabriele Kranzelbinder; Pit Stop, Writer/Director: Yen Tan, Writer: David Lowery, Producers: Jonathan Duffy, James M. Johnston, Eric Steele, Kelly WilliamsThis is Martin Bonner, Writer/Director: Chad Hartigan, Producer: Cherie Saulter

Best Female Lead
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine; Julie Delpy, Before Midnight; Gaby Hoffmann, Crystal Fairy;Brie Larson, Short Term 12; Shailene Woodley, The Spectacular Now

Best Male Lead
Bruce Dern, Nebraska; Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave; Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis;Michael B. Jordan, Fruitvale Station; Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club; Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Best Supporting Female
Melonie Diaz, Fruitvale Station; Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine; Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave; Yolonda Ross, Go For Sisters; June Squibb, Nebraska 

Best Supporting Male
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave; Will Forte, Nebraska; James Gandolfini, Enough Said;Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club; Keith Stanfield, Short Term 12

Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt, 12 Years a Slave; Benoit Debie, Spring Breakers; Bruno Delbonnel, Inside Llewyn Davis; Frank G. DeMarco, All Is Lost; Matthias Grunsky, Computer Chess

Best Editing
Shane Carruth & David Lowery, Upstream Color; Jem Cohen & Marc Vives, Museum Hours;Jennifer Lame, Frances Ha; Cindy Lee, Una Noche; Nat Sanders, Short Term 12

Best Documentary
20 Feet From Stardom, Director/Producer: Morgan Neville, Producers: Gil Friesen & Caitrin Rogers; After Tiller, Directors/Producers: Martha Shane & Lana Wilson; Gideon’s Army,Director/Producer: Dawn Porter, Producer: Julie Goldman; The Act of Killing,Director/Producer: Joshua Oppenheimer, Producers: Joram Ten Brink, Christine Cynn, Anne Köhncke, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Michael Uwemedimo, The Square, Director: Jehane Noujaim, Producer: Karim Amer

Best International Film
A Touch of Sin, (China), Director: Jia Zhang-Ke; Blue is the Warmest Color, (France), Director: Abdellatif Kechiche; Gloria, (Chile), Director: Sebastián Lelio; The Great Beauty,(Italy), Director: Paolo Sorrentino; The Hunt, (Denmark), Director: Thomas Vinterberg

17th Annual Piaget Producers Award 
Toby Halbrooks & James M. JohnstonJacob JaffkeAndrea RoaFrederick Thornton

20th Annual Someone To Watch Award 
My Sister’s Quinceañera, Director: Aaron Douglas Johnston; Newlyweeds, Director: Shaka King; The Foxy Merkins, Director: Madeline Olnek

19th Annual Stella Artois Truer Than Fiction Award 
Kalyanee Mam, A River Changes Course; Jason Osder, Let the Fire Burn; Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez, Manakamana

Robert Altman Award 
Mud, Director: Jeff Nichols, Casting Director: Francine Maisler, Ensemble Cast:  Joe Don Baker, Jacob Lofland, Matthew McConaughey, Ray McKinnon, Sarah Paulson, Michael Shannon, Sam Shepard, Tye Sheridan, Paul Sparks, Bonnie Sturdivant, Reese Witherspoon

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Sponsored Video: Big Names & Syfy Bring Us ‘Helix’

Sponsored Video: Big Names & Syfy Bring Us ‘Helix’

Sponsored Video: Big Names & Syfy Bring Us ‘Helix’

Syfy has brought viewers multiple successes over the years. Hits like Battlestar Galatica, Stargate and Farscape have captivated audiences on the increasingly-popular channel. Now, a new type of sci-fi thriller comes to the people with the upcoming debut of the thrilling series Helix.

Some heavy hitters have helped to develop the concept of Helix, including people who delivered TV hits Lost, Battlestar Galactica and the modern classic The X-Files to our collective consciousness. Syfy will debut the new series on January 10th. Not much is known about the show, which only adds to the intrigue provided by the exacting trailer below. What we have an idea of – a team of scientists land in the Arctic as they attempt to stop a virus which threatens mankind. A simple but effective, tried and true premise. The virus that spreads can infect people and force them to have hallucinations. The scientists of course get sucked into the proceedings and discoveries are unraveled. Can we all be saved or are we all doomed with the outbreak of this disease? Time will tell.

There will be 13 episodes for the first season, which each represent a single day within the framework of the show. So, in essence, the entire season will theoretically take place in less than two weeks. I guess that is an eternity compared to Kiefer Sutherland’s 24, which was supposed to represent an hour in real-time for each show, but by comparison, Helix is pretty swift when you consider shows that take place over months or even years. Either way, prepare to be sucked in to what could turn into appointment viewing for you.

This post is sponsored by Syfy, but all thoughts are The Film Nest’s.

Have a look at the video below and enjoy Helix! The truth will spread!

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‘Enough Said’ Trailer: From The Director of ‘Sex And The City’

‘Enough Said’ Trailer: From The Director of ‘Sex And The City’

Sometimes the words are needless.

A wonderful, romantic, tender and beautiful comedy – Enough Said from the director of the cult TV series “Sex and the City” – is designed to make everyone happy and enlightened. It is a story of extraordinary love between two ordinary people; a story of fatal misunderstandings, ridiculous situations and revived hope.

This story begins with a woman. A woman whose image is made up of millions and millions of women with the same touching but a little sad fate. She came through a horrible divorce and now is destined to deal with her emotional troubles all by herself. A woman, named Eve, who is more or less pretty ordinary, is almost devastated, pretty miserable and lost. Now she is dealing with the big question, which arises in front of most women who survived a divorce: How to move on?

Enough Said is a story about how Eve tries to move forward, making the most desperate attempts on gathering the pieces of her life, acquiring long lost hope and faith. In the Enough Said movie, hope appears from the most unexpected place. At some lame party Eve meets a man named Albert, who looks pretty ordinary, as well, but only on the first sight. A new feeling is born, an attraction, a sparkle. The new acquaintance of Eve turns out to be much more pleasant than it seemed at first, Albert is smart, funny, great in conversations, and Eve starts to feel something that was long forgotten to her. She feels nice and easy beside him, and she starts to like Albert more and more with every day they spend together.

This sweet romantic tremble lasts until Eve learns out a horrible truth. Eve is a masseuse, and she has a longtime client, close friend, a woman she always looked up to. This woman has been talking to Eve about her ex-husband, talking a lot and far from flattering. So Eve has this terrible image of her friend’s ex, until that very moment when she understands, that this disgusting ex-husband and her sweet, dear Albert is the same person! This is where the awkwardness, misunderstandings and a little of drama begins.

However, there is no romantic comedy without a traditional happy-ending. Enough Said is a classical melodramatic comedy, so the eternal happiness and harmony among the characters is vitally necessary. Despite every obstacle, Eve and Albert end up together, being happier than they could have ever dreamed to be.

The sweet duo of James Gandolfini, who is famous with his role of the main parent in the The Sopranos, and the lesser-known but no less talented and cute Canadian actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus complied a movie, which is perfect for everyone, who likes a good laugh and pure love.

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Moving Swiftly At A Snail’s Pace: Dreamwork’s ‘Turbo’ Movie Trailer

Moving Swiftly At A Snail’s Pace: Dreamwork’s ‘Turbo’ Movie Trailer

Sometimes the slower you go, the faster you reach the finish.

Turbo, like any other cartoon, has a simple, even banal story, where the main characters are winners and villains remain humiliated and defeated. The narration is built upon a life story of the protagonist – a small orange snail named Theo, who prefers to be called Turbo. Funny, cute and charming protagonist instantly evokes sympathy. He has incredibly bright eyes, in which one can see the determination and the ardor of a dream. In all his naiveté, he is incredibly touching. The humor of the movie is meant for little children, so there would be no vulgar jokes that are so often found in today’s animation. Turbo is a wonderful cartoon in all respects. Childishly kind and naive, with a charming character who is impossible not to sympathize with, with a good story at the base, which contains the correct message – Turbo is a perfect combination of traits of a classical animated movie. This is where the actual spirit of a classical animated movie lays – it should be simple, it should be straightforward, it should be heart-warming. All these features and many, many more are hidden behind a simple story about a quick snail. But we all know, what really is behind naïve cartoon characters with no life tragedies and a sonorous name Turbo. There hides a big story, a big drama, a big dream.

Turbo is a usual snail, who toils in the garden. Every day, after senseless and boring hours of labor, he returns back home and watches human TV. He dreams of a great life he sees on the screen, he dreams to drive fast, like a real car. He believes and feels that he was born for something more, than his horrid routine. And one day, when he leaves his little garden, stepping beyond in a desperate search, his dream accidently comes true. And now a big road of change, challenges, dreams and hope lies ahead.

The simplest truths are preached in this movie. There is a big dream, and it shines like a glimpse of heaven for a desperate loser who has nothing besides his dream. For the means of fulfilling this dream, a hopeless loser is willing to swim the World’s ocean, to make the mountains bend and even to acquire hope. The major point of Turbo is that one should never surrender, even in the most desperate attempts to reach the desired, he should go on fighting even more frantically. If you have at least a grain of strength, it should be enough along with faith and the sense of purpose. The image of Turbo develops one of the most important messages an animated child movie should convey – never give up.

Turbo is a stylish, modern animated film, which sparkles with the lights of urbanization, fashion trends and carries an overall scent of the XXI century. It is colorful, vivid, funny, kind, and extremely close. Close to us, to the most ordinary people with the most extraordinary dreams.

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The Early Word On “Need For Speed”

The Early Word On “Need For Speed”

The Early Word On “Need For Speed”

Over the years we tend to see a number of films that are based on video games, or at least which remind us of popular video games. Combat classics like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter get direct adaptations, and truth be told the line between video games and films is blurring more and more with the cinematic quality of console games these days. Then of course there are films like the upcoming “Runner Runner,” which, while not at all based on games, resonate clearly with gamers. Those who play online poker and gamble at Betfair Arcade, for example, will certainly relate to Justin Timberlake’s character in this film. The character gets in over his head in an online poker game, and with Betfair offering competitive online gaming to millions of players from all over the world, the link is clear.

But recently we’ve gotten wind of a game-to-film adaptation that looks particularly interesting for a number of reasons, from the popularity of the games, to the film trailer, and even the casting. “Need For Speed” is coming to the big screen, and the zillions of fans of the hit racing franchise couldn’t be more excited.

Based directly on the Electronic Arts gaming franchise – which, incidentally, is putting out a new edition of the game, called “Rivals,” this November – the film is directed by Scott Waugh. Aaron Paul (yes, Jesse from “Breaking Bad”) will star as Tobey Marshall, a street racer recently released from prison after being jailed as an innocent man. Marshall heads back to the streets and gets himself wound up in a cross-country street race that he’s using to exact revenge on an old friend.

As far as plot detail, that’s about all we have so far on “Need For Speed,” but the bottom line is that the little we do know seems to be tapping into classic street racing drama archetypes that we all know and love. In fact, the plot alone sounds like something right out of the Fast & Furious franchise, and given that franchise’s dominance of the racing genre of film, perhaps that’s a good thing. One look at the trailer, however, tells us that “Need For Speed” may bring its own brand of realistic drama and life-or-death intensity to popular street racing themes. Plus, with Aaron Paul embarking on his first major project following the end of “Breaking Bad,” we have a feeling we’re in for something enjoyable.

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