Saturday, March 31, 2012

'Yellow Submarine' Newly Restored Trailer

Here's the trailer for the newly restored version of The Beatles' classic 1968 animated feature film, 'Yellow Submarine,' that will be released for DVD and Blu-ray release on May 28 (May 29 in North America).

Currently out of print, the film has been restored in 4K digital resolution - all done by hand, frame by frame.

John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer, Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios writes
"As a fan of animation and as a filmmaker, I tip my hat to the artists of Yellow Submarine, whose revolutionary work helped pave the way for the fantastically diverse world of animation that we all enjoy today."

Friday, March 30, 2012

'Man of Steel' Logo Unveiled

The official facebook page for Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman reboot 'Man of Steel' has unveiled the official logo and new design for the iconic Superman shield.

In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question 'Why am I here?' Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world's beacon of hope - Superman.


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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Updated: First Look At The Bond Girls From 'Skyfall' In Action

Two more videoblogs have come online from the the latest James Bond movie 'Skyfall,' which gives a first look at actresses Berenice Marlohe(as Severine)and Naomie Harris(as Eve) in action.

They star opposite Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory and Ola Rapace in the November 9 release, directed by Sam Mendes.





Update: ET 'Skyfall' set visit

'Game of Thrones' 6 Clips From The Season 2 Premiere

HBO has released six clips from the season 2 premiere for 'Game of Thrones,' which airs this Sunday on HBO, Sky Atlantic for us in Ireland and the UK. Titled "The North Remembers," the episode is described as follows:

As Robb Stark and his northern army continue the war against the Lannisters, Tyrion arrives in King's Landing to counsel Joffrey and temper the young king's excesses. On the island of Dragonstone, Stannis Baratheon plots an invasion to claim his late brother's throne, allying himself with the fiery Melisandre, a strange priestess of a stranger god. Across the sea, Daenerys, her three young dragons and khalasar trek through the Red Waste in search of allies, or water. In the North, Bran presides over a threadbare Winterfell, while beyond the Wall, Jon Snow and the Night's Watch must shelter with a devious willing.





'Anchorman 2' Is Confirmed

Looks like the Avengers are not the only super team assembling as Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy himself has confirmed that the channel 5 news team will be Assembling too! Paramount Pictures has finally given the green light to a sequel to 2004's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Will Ferrell, who made the announcement himself in-character on 'Conan.'

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

'Prometheus' TV Spots

Three TV spots have been released for Ridley Scott's Alien prequel 'Prometheus' starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron.

Also speaking to Empire Ridley Scott revealed why he was edgar to retur to the world of 'Alien:'
"[I've wanted to revisit it for] years! Years, years, years," he stresses, of Alien's space traveller subplot. "I always wondered when they did [Aliens] 2,3 and 4 why they hadn't touched upon that, instead of evolving into some other fantastic story. They missed the biggest question of them all: who's the big guy? And where were they going? And with what? Why that cargo? There's all kinds of questions."

Another question for Scott is the film's rating. He hints that the violence may have been toned-down enough to facilitate a PG-13 rating, but intriguingly suggests that the impact will match the R-grade shocks of Alien and Aliens.

"The question is, do you go for the PG-13, [which] financially makes quite a difference, or do you go for what it should be, which is R? Essentially, it's kinda R."

"It's not just about the blood, it's about ideas that are very stressful. I'm not an idiot, but I'll do everything I can to get the most aggressive film I can."
Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life's ultimate mystery.

It opens June 8, 2012 for the US, 1 June 2012 for Ireland and the UK.





Update: Collection Of Stills & Promos For Marvel's 'The Avengers'

Below are a collection of stills and behind the scene pictures from Joss Whedon 'The Avengers.' Also below is a new featurette and a trailer tailor made for people who think 'The Avengers' could use less superheroes and more supermodels specifically Scarlett Johansson who being the only Russian member of the team gets all the spot light in the Russian trailer for the film.

Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”–the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.

Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012. In “Marvel’s The Avengers,” superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.

The film opens on May 4th for the US, 26 April for Ireland and the UK.

Black Widow Trailer


Featurette


Updated: Two new TV spots giving viewers a first look at Loki's alien army








'The Dictator' Feature Trailer

Second trailer for 'The Dictator' directed by Larry Charles and starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Megan Fox, John C. Reilly and J.B. Smoove.

Supreme Leader Shabazz Aladeen gave a great gift to the world when he decided to be born. He was seventh son of the glorious Wadiyan President-For-Life Omar Aladeen. His mother was an Air France stewardess who tragically died of an oxygen underdose shortly after Aladeen’s birth in 1982 – this fact means he is now 30 years old.

Any photos you may have seen of Aladeen as a child in the mid-70s, including a great one of him at the premiere of Saturday Night Fever, were doctored by the corrupt Zionist Western media.

'The Dictator' opens May 11 for the US, 18 May for Ireland and the UK.

'Hotel Transylvania' Trailer

Here's the first trailer for 'Hotel Transylvania' directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, the animated comedy is voiced by Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Cee-Lo Green, David Spade, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon and David Koechner.

'Hotel Transylvania' is Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. But here's a little known fact about Dracula: he is not only the Prince of Darkness; he is also a dad. Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, Dracula fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit.

As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world's most famous monsters – Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more – can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem – but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis.

The film opens September 28 for the US, 12 October for Ireland and the UK.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

'True Blood' Season Five Promo's

HBO have released three promo videos for the fith season of 'True Blood,' new comers to cast are Christopher Meloni, Peter Mensah and Camilla Luddington this season will also see show runner Alan Ball stepping down.

'True Blood' returns this summer.





Updated 'Tenacious D' - To Be The Best

Jack Black and Kyle Gass are back as 'Tenacious D' and ready to rock so loud the Devil gonna be banging on the roof telling them to turn off that racket, they have released a music video/short film for the track 'To Be The Best' from the their album 'Rize of the Fenix' which is set for a May 15, 2012 release date.



We all owe Val Kilmer who gave his life for rock!
 1959 - 2012


Update: Rize of the Fenix Single

Monday, March 26, 2012

Update: Teaser Trailers For 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2' & 'The Host'

For fans of Stephenie Meyer we have a double treat with teaser trailers for both 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2' and 'The Host.'

First up is the teaser for the final 'Twilight' film Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2.' The astonishing conclusion to the series that illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic that has entranced millions.

The film opens November 16 2012, the Bill Condon-directed final installment in "The Twilight Saga" stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Elizabeth Reaser, Nikki Reed, Billy Burke, Rami Malek, Maggie Grace, Mackenzie Foy, Tracey Heggins, Judi Shekoni, Omar Metwally, Andrea Gabriel, Rami Malek, Angela Sarafyan, Marlane Barnes, Lisa Howard, Patrick Brennan, Noel Fisher, Guri Weinberg, Lee Pace, Toni Trucks, Bill Tangradi, Erik Odom, Valorie Curry, Joe Anderson, Olga Fonda, Janelle Froehlich, Masami Kosaka, Sebastiao Lemos, Amadou Ly, Ty Olsson, Wendell Pierce and Carolina Virguez.



Second up is 'The Host' directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, Frances Fisher.

Based on the best-selling novel by "Twilight Saga" author Stephenie Meyer, "The Host" is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed.

'The Host' opens March 29, 2013.



Updated: 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' Feature Trailer

'Doctor Who' Series Seven Trailer

The BBC has released the first trailer for Doctor Who's seventh series which is expected to return in the autumn on BBC One.

Sixx episodes of seventh series 'Doctor Who' will air in 2012, with Karen Gillan (Amy Pond) and Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams) both departing in the fifth instalment, new companion Jenna-Louise Coleman will then join Matt Smith in this year's Christmas special.

Eight more episodes will then air in 2013 as part of the seventh series, with showrunner Steven Moffat promising further instalments later in the show's 50th anniversary year.

Friday, March 23, 2012

'Game of Thrones' Season Two New 22 Minute Featurette

HBO have released a new 22-minute behind the scenes featurette for Game of Thrones Season 2. For those who have not watched the series yet be warned the featurette does give a recap of what happened in the first season, it also contains contains new footage from Season 2 and includes interviews with the cast and crew. The series returns to HBO on April 1st, April 2nd for us in Ireland and the UK on Sky Atlantic.

As Robb Stark and his northern army continue the war against the Lannisters, Tyrion arrives in King’s Landing to counsel Joffrey and temper the young king’s excesses. On the island of Dragonstone, Stannis Baratheon plots an invasion to claim his late brother’s throne, allying himself with the fiery Melisandre, a strange priestess of a stranger god. Across the sea, Daenerys, her three young dragons and khalasar trek through the Red Waste in search of allies, or water. In the North, Bran presides over a threadbare Winterfell, while beyond the Wall, Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch must shelter with a devious wildling.

Game of Thrones: You Win or You Die

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wes Anderson Stop Motion Ad - Made of Imagination

Director Wes Anderson returns to the world of stop motion with the help of animation company Laika to bring to life the theory's of a group of kids on how they thought a smartphone operated, for the Sony's Xperia smartphones ad campaign - "Made of Imagination". The videos are below:



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Doctor Who: Jenna-Louise Coleman Announced as New Companion

Jenna-Louise Coleman has been announced as the new 'Doctor Who' companion.

The actress is known for her roles in Emmerdale, Waterloo Road and will be seen in upcoming series, Titanic. Her first episode will be episode six of series 7 which is the 2012 Christmas special.

BBC Press Release:
Jenna-Louise Coleman has beaten hundreds of hopefuls to become the new companion to Doctor Who, it was announced today by Steven Moffat.

Twenty-five year old Jenna from Blackpool will star alongside the 11th Time Lord, Matt Smith, to mark the biggest year in the show's history.

Best known for her roles in Emmerdale (Jasmine Thomas) and Waterloo Road (Lindsay James), Jenna will replace Karen Gillan when she and Arthur Darvill bow out of the show in a heartbreaking departure after one final series of rollercoaster voyages later this year on BBC One.

Jenna says: "I'm beyond excited, I can't wait to get cracking; working alongside Matt I know is going to be enormous fun and a huge adventure."

The Doctor will meet his new friend in a dramatic turn of events as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year - full of thrills, adventures and big surprises. Series seven is currently filming and comprises 14 big, blockbuster-movie episodes - each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you've never seen them before.

Lead writer and Executive Producer, Steven Moffat, says: "It always seems impossible when you start casting these parts, but when we saw Matt and Jenna together, we knew we had our girl. She's funny and clever and exactly mad enough to step on board the TARDIS.

"It's not often the Doctor meets someone who can talk even faster than he does, but it's about to happen. Jenna is going to lead him his merriest dance yet. And that's all you're getting for now. Who she's playing, how the Doctor meets her, and even where he finds her, are all part of one of the biggest mysteries the Time Lord ever encounters. Even by the Doctor's standards, this isn't your usual boy meets girl."

Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC One, adds "As we approach Doctor Who's 50th anniversary it's great to welcome a new companion to the TARDIS. I feel confident the Doctor will look after her in his own very unique style."

In 2011 Jenna made her big screen debut in Captain America: The First Avenger and is soon to star as Annie Desmond in ITV1's Titanic. She has just finished filming on Stephen Poliakoff's Dancing On The Edge for BBC Two.


Monday, March 19, 2012

Updated 'Dark Knight Rises' New Plot Synopsis

 A new summary for 'The Dark Knight Rises' has been revealed has been released for 'Dark Knight Rises' by Warner Bros product licensee FilmCells. The synopsis reads:
When Commissioner Gordon stumbles upon a plot to destroy the city from within, Bruce Wayne gets back into action as the Batman. Waiting for him is the mysterious Selina Kyle and Bane, a lethal adversary on a crusade to tear apart Batmans legacy piece by piece.
Directed by Christopher Nolan Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises' hits cinemas on July 20, 2012 worldwide, the film stars Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Juno Temple, Josh Pence, Daniel Sunjata, Nestor Carbonell, Tom Conti, Joey King, Brett Cullen, Chris Ellis, Josh Stewart, Christopher Judge, Adam Rodriguez and Rob Brown.



Updated With Standee Art images and banner:





Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St Patrick's Day



Happy St Patrick's Day from Flicks News.







Friday, March 16, 2012

Updated 'Prometheus' Imax , Feature Trailers And Q & A's

Imax and feature trailer have been released and are now below for for Ridley Scott's 'Prometheus,' the film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron.

Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe. The film takes a team of scientists and explorers on a thrilling journey that will test their physical and mental limits and strand them on a distant world, where they will discover the answers to our most profound questions and to life's ultimate mystery.

It opens June 8, 2012 for the US, 1 June 2012 for Ireland and the UK.

Also below is a Yahoo UK Q&A with Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender on 'Prometheus,' and a Ridley Scott & Damon Lindelof Q&A can view here and below. Also as part of the 'Prometheus' viral campaign comes the video 'Our Family is Growing.'

Feature Trailer


Imax Trailer


Update: New international trailer:


Yahoo UK Q&A with Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender


Q&A, Ridley Scott & Damon Lindelof


'Our Family is Growing'

Tim Burton Master Class at the Cinematheque

On March 5, director Tim Burton gave a master class at the French Cinémathèque in Paris to coincide with an exhibition of his work. A video of the talk has since been posted online and is available to watch in its entirety below:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

'Dark Shadows' Trailer

First trailer for Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows' starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz and Gulliver McGrath.

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet—or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Brouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive.

Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.

Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth's ne'er-do-well brother, Roger Collins (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger's precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David's new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.

It opens 11 May 2012.



New Trailer with added Alice Cooper

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Avengers: Japanese Trailer, Character Posters & Joss Whedon Talks sequel Ideas

A new trailer has been released for Japanese audiences for the upcoming Avengers film, this trailer differs from the ones that have been released internationally in other regions and features plenty of new footage to get you even more excited about this upcoming release. Check out the class new trailer below:

Japanese Trailer:

While earth's mightiest heroes still need to deal with Loki and his Alien army while suppressing their own ego's and working together as a team, this has not stopped director Joss Whedon discussing ideas on what shape a Avengers sequel would take, when asked about it by SFX he had this to say:
"By not trying to. By being smaller. More personal, more painful.

"By being the next thing that should happen to these characters, and not just a rehash of what seemed to work the first time. By having a theme that is completely fresh and organic to itself."

Whedon joked that a sequel could take heed from crime classic The Godfather II "by having flashbacks to young Michael Andolini escaping Sicily to come to New York, where he will be called Corleone".

"Sequels are always better when that happens," he quipped.

Whedon added that he has strived to give each character in The Avengers, which brings together Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Hulk, enough screen time to see "what makes them awesome".

"I want to know what makes them tick, what makes them flawed, what makes them fight - and ultimately, what makes them awesome," he explained. "I go to these movies for those moments when the heroes define themselves, either through action or deliciously overwritten speeches."
Empire also got to chat with Whedon about why Iron Man armor looses the triangle chest plate in favor of the tried and tested circle.



Update: New Character Posters Revealed for Marvel's The Avengers









The Shoes - 'Time To Dance' featuring Jake Gyllenhaal

Witness Jake Gyllenhaal one mans war against hipsters in the music video for The Shoes 'Time To Dance' directed by Daniel Wolfe.  

In the video Jake Gyllenhaal plays as a disturbed killing machine who chases his victims up fire escapes, into back alleys, and through strip clubs before he violently slays them.  Video is NSFW.



This is not the first music vid Jake Gyllenhall has starred in, he also had a spot in the Vampire Weekend 'Giving Up The Gun' music video with a lot less killing and a lot more surreal tennis playing.

Friday, March 9, 2012

'Babycall' Trailer

Trailer for Norwegian film 'Babycall' starring the brilliant Noomi Rapace, the film is directed by Pal Sletauneand and also stars Kristoffer Joner, Velte Qvenild Werring, Stig Amdam and Maria Bock.

'Babycall' tells the story of Anna and her eight year old son Anders are under the witness protection program following a difficult relationship with Anders’ father. They move into a large apartment complex. Anna becomes overprotective of her son and even buys a babycall to keep track of him. Soon, strange noises from other apartments appear on the monitor, and Anna overhears what might be the murder of a child.

Meanwhile, Anders’ mysterious new friend starts visiting at odd hours, claiming that he has keys for all the doors in the building … Does this new friend know anything about the murder? And why is Anders’ drawing stained with blood? Is Anna’s son still in danger?

'Babycall' is released in Ireland and the UK on March 30.

'The Pirates! Band of Misfits' Featurettes

Here's a bounty full of featurettes for Aardman's stop motion adventure on the high seas 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits' aka 'The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists.' The film is directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt, starring the voice talents of Hugh Grant, Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russel Tovey, Ashley Jensen, Jeremy Piven, and Salma Hayek.

The Pirates! stars Hugh Grant as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It's a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose sight of what a pirate loves best: adventure!

It opens April 27th 2012 in the US, 28 March 2012 for Ireland and the UK.

One Sheet For 'Moonrise Kingdom'

Above is the one sheet for Wes Anderson 'Moonrise Kingdom,' it was also announced by Thierry Fremaux, the artistic director of the 65th Cannes Film Festival that 'Moonrise Kingdom' will be the opening filming of the festival on May 16.

"Wes Anderson is one of the rising powers of American cinema," says Fremaux, "to which he brings a highly personal touch, particularly in Moonrise Kingdom, which once again is a testimony to the creative freedom in which he continues to evolve. Sensitive and independent, this admirer of Fellini and Renoir is also in his own right a brilliant and inventive filmmaker."

Set on an island off the coast of New England in the summer of 1965, Moonrise Kingdom tells the story of two twelve-year-olds who fall in love, make a secret pact, and run away together into the wilderness. As various authorities try to hunt them down, a violent storm is brewing off-shore -- and the peaceful island community is turned upside down in more ways than anyone can handle. Bruce Willis plays the local sheriff. Edward Norton is a Khaki Scout troop leader. Bill Murray and Frances McDormand portray the young girl's parents. The cast also includes Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, and Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward as the boy and girl.

The film opens for the rest of us on May 25, 2012.