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. 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..." (Wikipedia)
"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 DeHaan, Michael 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..." (Wikipedia)
Coriolanus, review + Trailer "Vanessa Redgrave is magnificent in Ralph Fiennes’s first feature, a film adaptation of Shakespeare's Coriolanus." See Related Articles (telegraph.co.uk)
Dark Shadows (2012)
"is a ... fantasycomedy 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. " (Wikipedia)
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." (moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.fr)
Ice Age: Continental Drift
"(also known as Ice Age 4: Continental Drift or simply Ice Age 4) is a 2012 American 3-Dcomputer-animatedadventure/comedy film
directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier...
As in the previous films, the main protagonists are the mammothManny, the slothSid, sabre-toothed catDiego, 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..."
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." (YouTube)
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." (Wikipedia)
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..."
"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..."
"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." (Wikipedia)
The Artist, review
"A silent celebration of early Hollywood is visually ravishing, heart-warming and utterly beguiling, says Robbie Collin." See Related Articles. (telegraph.co.uk)
The Hunger Games "is a 2012 American dystopian, science fiction, action-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..." (Wikipedia)
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." (BBC)
"(stylized as W./E.) is a romanticdrama 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..." (Wikipedia)