Aug 17, 2012
Everything Wes Anderson has ever done has been leading to this. It's the most precise, mannered and art-directed movie that's come along in quite some time, so if that in-camera preciousness irks you, this will make your head explode. If you are a fan (and I am, though I've parted with Anderson in the past) this is a gooey, syrupy delight from the first frame until the last. 'Moonrise Kingdom' proves that you can be playful and fantastic while expressing deep sentiment at the same time. It's worthy of getting the title of Best Movie of 2012 (so far).
When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naive Marty Huggins (Zach Galifianakis), director of the local Tourism Center. At first, Marty appears to be the unlikeliest possible choice but, with the help of his new benefactors' support, a cutthroat campaign manager and his family's political connections, he soon becomes a contender who gives the charismatic Cam plenty to worry about.
After a beloved King vanishes, his ruthless wife seizes control of the kingdom and keeps her beautiful
18-year-old stepdaughter, Snow White, hidden away in the palace. But when the princess attracts the attention of a charming and wealthy visiting prince, the jealous Queen banishes the girl to a nearby forest. Taken in by a band of rebellious but kindhearted dwarfs, Snow White blossoms into a brave young woman determined to save her country from the Queen. With the support of her new friends, she roars into action to reclaim her birthright and win back her Prince.
Rated PG by the Motion Picture Association of America for some fantasy action and mild rude humor.
Releasing these proof-of-concept pitches for failed films isn't unheard of, of course. There are plenty out there, and we've gathered a wide sampling of them below. Some of these are decades old, some are for films that did eventually come to pass, and some are for movies we may yet still see. So scroll the videos below for a look at the kind of video presentations prospective directors have to put together in order to get that coveted green light.
Release date: 16 August 2012
Running time: 102 mins
Director: Simon WestStarring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris
When Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) hires The Expendables for a seemingly simple mission, things take a turn for the worst when one of the team is killed. Not just that, but six pounds of weapons-grade plutonium have been stolen, placing the entire world in danger. Now, trapped behind enemy lines and with the world at risk from nuclear attack, the Expendables must overcome the odds, take their revenge and save the day. Along with returning action stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li, 'The Expendables 2' has upped the action star quota with the addition of Jean-Claude Van Damme and Chuck Norris. With 'Con Air' and 'The Mechanic' director Simon West taking the reins, you can be sure that this sequel will be bigger than the cast's biceps.