Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Anonymous - Argo - As I Lay Dying
Black Panther - Blackie & Kanuto - Border Run (The Mule) - Brave -
Chronicle - Cloud Atlas - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 - Coriolanus -
Dark Shadows - Detachment - Diana
Escape Plan-
Frankenweenie (2012) + Shortcut (1982) -
Good Will Hunting - Gravity -
Here Comes The Boom - Hotel Transylvania -
Ice Age 4 - Iron Man 3 -
J. Edgar - Jack the Giant Slayer- Jane Eyre - Jobs -
Life of Pi - Lincoln -
Man of Steel - Marley - Moonrise Kingdom - Much Ado About Nothing - My Week With Marilyn -
Oliver Sherman - Olympus Has Fallen - On The Road - Oz the Great and Powerful -
Paranorman - Prometheus - Promised Land -
- Real Steel
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden - Shuffle - 'Sin Nombre' - Skyfall - Snow White & The Huntsman -
So British 1
(2008) - Taken 2 (2012) - The Adventures of Tintin - The Angels' Share - The Artist - The Avengers -
The Butler
The Dark Knight Rises
- The East - The Fifth Estate - The Great Gatsby - The Help - 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' -
The Hobbit : The Desolation of Smaug - The Hunger Games -
'The Immigrant' (2013) - The Iron Lady - The Queen - The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - The Suicide Shop -
Total Recall - Tower Heist
- War Horse - White House Down - World Trade Center - World War Z - Wreck It Ralph - Wuthering Heights -
Yamada: The Samurai of Ayothaya


(Created on 14/01/2012)




Cinema (movies) - Cinema (vocabulary and activities) - James Bond











Anonymous is a political thriller and pseudo-historical drama (2011)...
Directed by Roland Emmerich and written by John Orloff, the movie is a fictionalized version of the life
of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, an Elizabethan courtier, playwright, poet and patron of the arts.[5] ...
Set within the political atmosphere of the Elizabethan court, the film presents Lord Oxford as the true author of Shakespeare's plays,
and dramatizes events leading to the succession of Queen Elizabeth and the Essex Rebellion against her..."




Blackie & Kanuto (2012)
is an "animated comedy adventure film directed by Francis Nielsen...
The production was presented at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2012.[1]
PLOT : "Blackie is a black sheep. She lives, flawed and proud, on a farm where she is famous for combining everything.
But this is not enough for Blackie: the sheep gets into her head to want to go to the moon.
And so the adventure has began, an adventure where Blackie, accompanied by Kanuto, the sheepdog in love with the sheep,
will meet many curious characters, as two birds known for the singing tv reality show from which they come,
an opera-singing cow and a fashion designer wolf with a high level of fashion.
Blackie wants to realize her goal, Kanuto doesn’t even want to hear about rockets..."



Une séquence sur la description physique autour du dessin animé "Brave" - Niveau 6ème - MODIFIED
créée par Aurélie Brochard (Ac. Nantes)


 ('Rebelle' in French)
"is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated fantasy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures.
It was written by Mark AndrewsSteve PurcellBrenda Chapman, and Irene Mecchi, directed by Andrews and Chapman[4] and co-directed by Purcell...
In Brave, set in the highlands of 10th-century Scotland, a skilled archer named Merida defies an age-old custom, causing chaos in her kingdom.
After consulting a witch for help, her family becomes cursed and Merida is forced to undo the spell herself before it is too late...
The film score to Brave was composed by Patrick Doyle. To bring some of Scotland's native flavor to the music, Doyle used native Scottish instruments
such as bagpipes, a solo fiddle, Celtic harps, flutes and the bodhrán, with an electronically treated dulcimer and cimbalom to give it a more contemporary feel..." 




"is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Josh Trank and written by Max Landis based on a story by both Trank and Landis.
The film stars Dane DeHaanMichael B. Jordan, and Alex Russell. The plot follows Andrew (DeHaan), his cousin Matt (Russell)
and their fellow high school student Steve (Jordan), as they form a close bond after receiving telekinetic abilities from an unknown object.
The group use their abilities for mischief and personal gain until Andrew begins to use them for darker purposes..." 




Coriolanus "is a 2011 film adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes and Gerard Butler...
A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city."


Coriolanus, review + Trailer
"Vanessa Redgrave is magnificent in Ralph Fiennes’s first feature, a film adaptation of Shakespeare's Coriolanus."
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Dark Shadows (2012)
"is a ...  fantasy comedy film based on the 1966–1971 gothic soap opera of the same name.
The film is directed by Tim Burton and stars Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins, a 200-year-old vampire,
and Michelle Pfeiffer as his cousin Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, a reclusive matriarch of the Collins family...
In 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins sail from Liverpool, England to North America. Their son, Barnabas, grows up to be a wealthy playboy
in Collinsport, Maine and is the master of Collinwood Manor. He breaks the heart of a witch, Angelique Bouchard, who turns him into a vampire
and buries him alive. In 1972, Barnabas is accidentally freed from his coffin and returns to find his once-magnificent mansion in ruin.
The manor is currently occupied by Barnabas' dysfunctional descendants, all of whom are hiding dark and horrifying secrets. [3]




Frankenweenie: Relative Clauses - a lesson plan
"This is a beautiful, touching movie. The sad scenes are really moving, but the message is uplifting. By the way, the movie is black and white."


Frankenweenie - un dossier avec activités

Frankenweenie (2012)
"is an upcoming 3D black-and-white stop motion-animated science fiction film, directed by Tim Burton,
and is a remake of his own 1984 short film  of the same name.
Like the 1984 version, it is a parody of and an homage to the 1931 film Frankenstein based on Mary Shelley's book of the same name.
In the film, a boy named Victor loses his dog and uses the power of science to bring it back to life...
Victor tries to hide his creation, but Sparky gets out and unintentionally causes havoc in the town."


Frankenweenie (1984) Tim Burton Original

Vincent Price [1982] Tim Burton Court Metrage (Vostfr)
"Shortcut from Tim Burton in 1982..."

See Frankenweenie



Ice Age: Continental Drift 
"(also known as Ice Age 4: Continental Drift or simply Ice Age 4) is a 2012 American 3-D computer-animated adventure/comedy film
  directed by Steve Martino and  Mike Thurmeier
As in the previous films, the main protagonists are the mammoth Manny, the sloth Sidsabre-toothed cat Diego, and, in a parallel storyline,
the saber-toothed squirrel Scrat. Scrat's hunt for acorns triggers the break-up of the Pangaea continent into the continents as we know them today.
In the meantime, Manny and his wife Ellie deal with their teen-age daughter Peaches who has a crush on Ethan.
The breakup of the continent separates Manny from his family.
Manny gets stuck on a floating ice raft together with Sid, Diego, and Sid's grandmother Granny.
A large moving landmass drives Ellie, Peaches, and a herd of other animals towards a land bridge, where they hope to reunite with Manny..."



J. Edgar  "is a 2011 American biographical drama film directed by Clint Eastwood,[4] from a script by Dustin Lance Black.
The film focuses on the career of FBI director J. Edgar Hoover from the Palmer Raidsonwards,
including an examination of his private life as an alleged closeted (and chaste) homosexual.[5]
The film stars Leonardo DiCaprioArmie HammerNaomi Watts..."


John Edgar Hoover
- a biography : TEXT + VIDEOS




"is a 2012 documentary-biographical film directed by Kevin MacDonald documenting the life of Bob Marley.[4]"





Moonrise Kingdom - Wes Anderson Movie (2012)
"A pair of lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. 
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." 




My Week with Marilyn "is a British biographical film (2011) directed by Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges...
Based on two books by Colin Clark, it depicts the making of the 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl,
which starred Marilyn Monroe (Williams) and Laurence Olivier (Branagh). The film focuses on the week in which Monroe spent time
being escorted around Britain by Clark (Redmayne), after her husband, Arthur Miller (Scott), left the country...
When Miller leaves the country, Clark introduces Monroe to British life and they spend a week together,
during which time she escapes from her Hollywood routine and the pressures of work.[4]"





On the Road
  "is a 2012 English-language Brazilian[2]-French-UK[2]-US[2] co-production adventure/drama film adaptation of the Jack Kerouac novel
of the same name directed by Walter Salles and starring Sam Riley as Sal Paradise and Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty.
It is being executive produced by Francis Ford Coppola...
The story is based on the years Kerouac spent travelling the United States in the 1940s with his friend Neal Cassady 
and several other figures who would go on to fame in their own right, including William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg..."
PLOT: "Following the death of his father, struggling young writer Sal Paradise embarks upon a journey across America
with his friend and hero, Dean Moriarty, traveler and mystic, the living epitome of beat."




Prometheus sees Ridley Scott return to Alien world
"British director Sir Ridley Scott has returned to the Alien franchise more than 30 years after warning cinemagoers:
"In space, no-one can hear you scream"."



Prometheus spacecraft

Prometheus "is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof...
Set in the late 21st century, the story centers on the crew of the spaceship Prometheus as they follow a star map discovered among the remnants
of several ancient Earth civilizations. Led to a distant world and an advanced civilization, the crew seeks the origins of humanity,
but instead discovers a threat that could cause the extinction of the human race.[5]"






Rango "is a 2011 American computer-animated Western comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Graham King.
In the film, a chameleon named Rango accidentally ends up in the town of Dirt, an outpost that is in desperate need of a new sheriff..."


Rango Theme Song - Music video (YouTube) + LYRICS :
"From out the dust
came a man true and bold
Champion of the fandango
By night he drank whiskey
by day killed bad man
And the townspeople knew him as Rango..."





"Shuffle" trailer


"Here's a trailer to a very interesting sci-fi movie called Shuffle, with a very cool concept.
The movie was written and directed by Kurt Kuenne (Dear Zachary) and it's described as a cross between Groundhog Day and Memento."  
"Shuffle" (2012) "is the story of a man who begins experiencing his life out of order; every day he wakes up at a different age,
in a different year, on a different day of his life. 

He wants it to stop..."



The Adventures of Tintin  "(known as The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn outside North America[5])
is a 2011 American performance capture 3D film based on The Adventures of Tintin, a series of comic books created by Belgian artist 
Hergé (Georges Remi)
. Directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by Peter Jackson, and written by Steven MoffatEdgar Wright 
and Joe Cornish, the film is based on three of the original comic books:  The Crab with the Golden Claws (1941), 
The Secret of the Unicorn
 (1943), and Red Rackham's Treasure (1944).[6]"



The Angels' Share (2012)
"is a Scottish comedy-drama film directed by Ken Loach...
It tells the story of a young father who narrowly avoids a prison sentence. He is determined to turn over a new leaf and when he and his friends
from the same community payback group visit a whisky distillery, a route to a new life becomes apparent...
The film competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival[3][4] and Loach won the Jury Prize.[5]"



The Artist 
"is a 2011 French romantic comedy-drama film directed by Michel Hazanavicius, starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo.
The story takes place in Hollywood between 1927 and 1932 and focuses on a declining male film star and a rising actress,
as silent cinema grows out of fashion and is replaced by the talkies."

The Artist, review

"A silent celebration of early Hollywood is visually ravishing, heart-warming and utterly beguiling, says Robbie Collin."

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The Avengers
"Marvel's The Avengers[4] (classified under the name Marvel Avengers Assemble in the UK and Ireland)[1][5] 
is a 2012 American superhero film produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures,1 
based on the Marvel Comicssuperhero team of the same name.
It is the sixth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film is scripted and directed by Joss Whedon ..."



Free Handout + MP3 + 8 Online Quizzes on The Avengers

Movie Trailer ESL Grammar - The Avengers (Adjective Clauses)

Movie Trailer ESL Listening - The Avengers



The Dark Knight Rises 
"is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, who co-wrote the screenplay with his brother Jonathan Nolan and the story with David S. Goyer.
Featuring the DC Comics character Batman, the film is the third and final installment in Nolan's Batman film trilogy,
and is a sequel to Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight (2008)." 
See Shooting in Aurora, Colorado


"Listen to Slate's Spoiler Special podcast on Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises after you've seen the movie."


The Dark Knight Rises ESL Activity

Movie Trailer ESL Listening - The Dark Knight Rises




    The Hunger Games - a worksheet (NEW LINK)
    Created by Elodie Servant (Ac. Bordeaux)

    Reuters Video: Hunger Games smashes box office record
    "The Hunger Games" breaks box office records, as the highest domestic opening of a non-sequel film
    and for the biggest debut outside the summer blockbuster season. Lindsay Claiborn reports."


    Millions of Teens Show a Taste for 'The Hunger Games' +

    The Hunger Games "is a 2012 American dystopianscience fictionaction-drama film directed by Gary Ross 
    and based on the novel of the same name by Suzanne Collins ...
    The nation of Panem has risen out of the war, disaster and the ravaged ruins of what was once known as North America.
    74 years ago, the thirteen poverty-stricken districts of Panem rebelled against the wealthy, controlling Capitol.
    After its crushing victory, the Capitol devised the Hunger Games as an annual reminder to the twelve remaining districts
    of its authority, and as continuing punishment for the rebellion.
    Every year, each District must hold a raffle (known as the "reaping") to choose one boy and one girl (ranging from age 12–18)
    to participate in the Hunger Games, a competition in which each of the twenty-four contestants (known as the "tributes")
    fight to the death in a televised arena until only one is left alive..."




Cartoon: The Iron Lady
"This cartoon by Paul Thomas from The Daily Express relates to last Sunday's Academy Awards at which the silent black and white movie 
The Artist
 won five Oscars, and the Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady two..."


Cartoon: The Iron Lady
"This cartoon by Matt from The Daily Telegraph blends two news stories:
the release of the Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady, and the metal theft crime wave in the UK..."


Cartoon: The Return of the Iron Lady
" This cartoon by Andy Davey from The Sun is inspired by the recent visit by Meryl Streep to London 
to promote her new film 'The Iron Lady' (see trailer), in which she plays former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher..."


A Point of View: The many faces of Margaret Thatcher
"Britain's Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was a decisive and divisive figure, loved and hated in equal measure.
Is the complex character behind the Iron Lady facade obscured behind reminiscences fond and hostile, asks historian Lisa Jardine."




Total Recall
"is a 2012 American science fiction action film remake of the 1990 film of the same name,
in turn loosely based on the 1966 short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale" by Philip K. Dick.
Unlike the original film and short story, the plot for the 2012 film does not include a trip to Mars,[3] and exhibits more political overtones...
Total Recall is directed by Len Wiseman ..."

Stars: Colin FarrellBokeem Woodbine and Bryan Cranston

See Philip K. Dick and TOTAL RECALL (1990)



"(stylized as W./E.) is a romantic drama film (2012) co-written and directed by Madonna."
It "tells the story of two fragile but determined women - Wally Winthrop (Abbie Cornish) and Wallis Simpson - separated by more than six decades.
In 1998, lonely New Yorker Winthrop is obsessed with what she perceives as the ultimate love story: 
King Edward VIII
's abdication of the British throne for the woman he loved, American divorcee Wallis Simpson..."