Secret Life of Walter Mitty Rides the Shark; Captain Phillips Gets a Nose Trim; The Righ Kind of Wrong Has the Right Kind of Undeadly Stars; The Selfish Giant Comes With a Lot of Presitge; Plus You’re Next Learns Some French, Mortal Instruments: City of Bones Does German, Only God Forgives Goes Spanish

Posted: September 3, 2013 in Movies


secret_life_of_walter_mitty_ver3Ben Stiller rides the shark in another cute poster for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  It would be cooler if Stiller was doing some skateboard tricks.

These are  the first two of a total of five posters that are being released this week by the Mitty marketing folks.

The folks over at Yahoo movies will be getting first release dibs.

In the second poster Ben Stiller’s  mind is on the mountain top and the majesty of nature all around him.  The tools of his trade exists almost unnoticed in the briefcase behind him. 



This is pretty much a nice poster even with the Somali Pirates climbing up the face of Tom Hanks like a Mt Rushmore maintenance worker doing a nasal trim on Teddy Roosevelt’s stone profile.  The joys and perils of some of the looser uses for Photoshop can never be underestimated or over satirized.

Captain Phillips is the true story of Richard Phillips who allowed himself to be be taken hostage by Somali Pirates in 2009 in exchange for the safety of his crew.

Paul Greengrass of the Jason Bourne series directs, but don’t expect Bourne style action scenes.  Just incredibly tense torture and more intense hostage negotiations chatter.   This is United 93 with a happy ending.

Opens October 11th.

right_kind_of_wrongIn The Right Kind of Wrong Ryan Kwanten (of HBO’s True Blood)  is the spacey dude in the hoody jacket who falls in love with the woman of his dreams (Sara Canning of The Vampire Diaries) on her wedding day to another man.  Now if he can just get over the hump that he is a dishwasher and that his ex writes a blog about him tilted “Why You Suck”, he just might get her.  Really, you all know where this is going.

The True Blood and Vampire Diaries histories of its stars make this rom-com a fated event with deep blood ties.

Jeremiah S. Chechik, a tv director is making his big screen debut.   Will Sasso (The Three Stooges) and Catherine O’Hara also star.



Shorts and documentary director Clio Barnard makes her feature length debut with The Selfish Giant based on the Oscar Wilde story.  Focusing on the sweet, yet dysfunctional, friendship of two 13-year-old boys, Swifty and Arbor (Conner Chapman and Shaun Thomas, both young actors delivering stunning performances), it’s the story of their lives in the grim up-north British world of council estates, continual debt and scrabbling to make ends meet.

The Selfish Giant had screenings at the Director’s Forthnight Section of this years Cannes Film Festival, where it won the Europa Cinema Award.  It was also nominated for the Lux Prize.  It will also be shown as part of TIFF’s 2013 Contemporary World Cinema section.


Tagline translates to “Well, Did You Close the Door?”



 Nope, Ryan Gosling isn’t sexier in Spanish.


Tagline translation:  Two Worlds Will Collide.  The box office will not notice.

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