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A new short film called “Plot Device” has landed filmmaker Seth Worley in the spotlight with a bright future ahead of him. He works for Lifeway Christian Resources where he makes videos for conferences, summer camps, and and the likes. He made a promo for a Lost fan that got him noticed by a software application maker that then asked him to make a promo for a color correction tool. This film was the result of that project, with a budget of $10,000. Now the 27 year old, who lives in Nashville with his wife and son, is planning a trip to LA in August to meet with several producers and management firms to take his career to the next level. I love stories like this!

Here’s the plot for the film: “A young filmmaker obtains a mysterious device that unleashes the full force of cinema on his front lawn.” With the push of a button, he is transported into different movie genres where he must deal with whatever surprises he encounters. It’s obviously really well done. The lead (Ben Worley – guessing his brother?) kind of reminds me of Michael Cera (same humor anyway). Watch the film below it’s only 9 minutes.

Watch “Plot Device” after the jump…

New Releases Out This Week: July 18th

In: Charge It, Movies, Music, TV Shows, Tyrell

Again, we have a little bit of a slower week for new releases and music (besides the highly anticipated Rebecca Black single lol). This week’s featured release in the thrilling film Limitless starring one of our favorite hotties and Bradley Cooper and Academy Award winner Robert De Niro.

Bradley Cooper and two-time Academy-Award® winner Robert De Niro, star in this provocative and action-packed thriller with unlimited surprising twists. Eddie Morra (Cooper), a burnt-out writer, discovers a top-secret pill that unlocks 100% of his brain’s capacity. He instantly acquires mind-bending talents and mesmerizing visions that bring him big money, beautiful women and limitless success. But his dream life soon becomes a waking nightmare, as the drug’s brutal side effects take their toll and Eddie finds himself entangled with a cunning Wall Street power broker (DeNiro) who wants everything Eddie has… and more.

The special features on the blu-ray and DVD seem just as limitless. You can check out a theatrical feature, watch the unrated extended cut, enjoy the film with audio commentary (if that’s your thing), watch the featurette “A Man Without Limits” or change it all up with an alternate ending. Definitely worth the purchase or rent for sure.

Check out more new releases after the jump…

Harry Potter Breaks Records At The Box Office

In: Movies, Patrick

Another record setting weekend at the box office thanks to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. It all started on Friday, when the film brought in a record $92.1 million. Now that the Saturday is over, the weekend estimate for the film is over $168.5 million. This is the new record, which was previously held by The Dark Knight‘s opening weekend at $158.4 million – when you account for inflation, Harry Potter would actually be $173 million in comparison. After this weekend, the film now holds four records: largest midnight gross ($43.5 million), largest opening day ($92.1 million), largest opening weekend ($168.5 million) and largest IMAX opening ($15.5 million from 274 locations). I’d say the Potter franchise went out with band, don’t you think?

The other film that opened this weekend was Winnie The Pooh, which didn’t have that strong of an opening (probably because most people were at Potter). The film (which is the first traditional non-3D cartoon I’ve seen out in ages) brought in only $8 million this weekend, but experts feel that it should pick up because there is still a lot of online interest for the film.

Find out which film passed the $300 million mark after the jump…

Watch “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” Trailer

In: Donovan, Movies

If you weren’t lucky enough to attend one of Glee’s many concert stops this summer, you’ll be able to see what you missed when “Glee: The 3D Concert Movie” hits theaters on August 12th. You better hit the multiplexes quick though, because the movie will only be shown for a limited time- two weeks to be exact. It’ll be the perfect appetizer to Glee’s upcoming third season main course.

By now you’ve probably heard three of the current cast will be graduating by the end of the season. So if you’re a fan of Rachel Berry, Finn Hudson and/or Kurt Hummel, you better get your fill before it’s over. Fox and Ryan Murphy sure are pimping out the trio before they reach they’re expiration date.

The concert footage was taken from the tour’s June 16 stop in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Joining the cast will be several surprise cameos including Gwyneth Paltrow, who belts out her cover of “Forget You“. When I heard a concert movie was being filmed, I initially balked at the idea. But after recently watching Justin Bieber’s “Never Say Never” on my flight back from Toronto, I’m looking forward to Glee’s film. Hopefully it’ll give viewers a lot of behind-the-scenes look at the cast and the concert production like the Biebs’ flick.

watch the trailer after the jump

Well Potterheads the time has come for the 8th and FINAL movie in the highest grossing movie franchise in history. I was so nervous for this movie because as an UBER fan I wasn’t sure what they were going to keep, what they were going to omit and how they were going to bring it to the screen. It’s a very odd feeling watching a movie and knowing pretty much exactly whats going to happen. I mean I know the ending of the series and everyone who read the books knows too…so how much do I write about?

I guess from this point on you’ll have some spoilers….well kind of spoilers because let’s face it everyone knows what happens.

In my last Harry Potter review I wrote about how amazing Part 1 was, how it set the tone perfectly and ended at the exact spot that it should’ve, well as soon soon as the lights went down pt2 picked it up and it did not stop. If there is one word to describe this movie, I would say that it is INTENSE. David Yates kept in every major point from the book, everything that needed to be in there to move the story ahead was. What he omitted I actually didn’t even care about, and the way he explained the Horcruxes was perfect.

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First Look: “Contagion” Movie Trailer

In: Movies, Patrick

Although this “outbreak” story has been told in different ways many times before, I’m definitely looking forward to seeing this. The film is called Contagion, which by definition means “disease transmission by direct or indirect contact.” Here’s the plot: “Following the uncontrollable spread of a lethal airborne virus, the movie revolves around the attempt to slow the pandemic and the increasing panic raging through society.” For me, this is the type of storyline that doesn’t get old, because it could totally happen – and that makes it scary. The same goes for the countless movies about “end of the world” catastrophic events or scary tales of paranormal activity. I’ll always watch them.

If the plot isn’t reason enough to get you to want to watch this, surely the director and the cast might be. This Steven Soderbergh-directed film stars Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne and many other A-list actors.

The film hits theatres September 9th. I wonder if this trailer will go “viral”? Haha, that was bad. Do your first diagnosis on the film by checking out the trailer below.

Video after the jump…

Dream team Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage of Fake Empire seem to have the midas touch. First, Josh made an instant hit out of The O.C. and then joined forces with Stephanie to create the CW smash Gossip Girl. Not to mention, the pair are also the mastermind behind the cult hit Chuck. With these two big shows under their belt, you’d think they’d need a break. Instead, they’re plowing ahead with another book adaptation, but this time for the big screen.

The two have have teamed with Alloy Entertainment pair Leslie Morgenstein and Bob Levy to gear up novel The Luxe to be distributed by Paramount Pictures. The screenplay is said to be penned by Bess Wohl, known mostly for her acting skills but is also a writer.

Described as The Age of Innocence meets Gossip Girl, The Luxe follows four teens living in 19th century New York. The main conflicts are as per usual: old money vs new money, the rich vs the poor and of course, star-crossed lovers. The book is written by Anna Godbersen who also seems to have a winning-streak in her as well. She’s had all four of her books published and have all hit the New York Times Best-Seller list.

The producers of the film are calling this a modern Moulin Rouge. They are saying the story will be very music driven featuring contemporary artists and fashion set on a period backdrop.

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The dynamic duo of Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. are back to play Sherlock and Watson in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. After the two proved to a great comedic pair in the first film, it was no wonder that they signed on for round two shortly after filming the first. Guy Ritchie has directed the films sequel as well.

This time, we are introduced to two new characters. Jared Harris plays Professor Moriarty who seem to be Sherlock’s intellectual match and Noomi Rapace plays a mysterious fortune teller who may have the key to helping Sherlock the most important case of his career.

The trailer shows off what the first one did best: high jinks, loads of action and some seriously funny moments from Jude and Robert. However, I feel like some of the comedic moments are a little forced but still, I can’t wait to sit in the theater to see Robert Downey Jr. in drag. Don’t miss out on this film hitting theaters in December.

Check out the new Sherlock Holmes trailer after the jump

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