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Summer Movie Preview: 40 Most Anticipated Films

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 21, 2014 1:47 PM
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Summer 2014 preview
The temperatures are rising, the coats are going into storage, and the TV spots are getting more prevalent. That's right, it's almost time for summer movie season again. The months of May through August are traditionally the biggest in the multiplex calendar, but the lines have become increasingly blurred in recent years—if "Noah" and "Divergent" didn't kick off blockbuster season, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" certainly did, and that was three weeks ago.

Bong Joon-Ho's ‘Snowpiercer’ Will Open The L.A. Film Festival On June 11th

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 1, 2014 3:32 PM
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Snowpiercer
I can’t remember the last time the media squawked so hard over a movie. It seemed like there was two years of fighting over “Snowpiercer,” Bong Joon-ho’s sci-fi thriller that’s been seen over most of the world and not North America. Harvey Weinstein owns the right and there was a protracted battle over the length of the movie that had bloggers crying foul over his “Scissorhands” ways.

Book Review: Graphic Novel 'Snowpiercer Volume 2: The Explorers' Takes The Story To Darker Corners

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 28, 2014 4:24 PM
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Snowpiercer Volume 2: The Explorers
Before we get into this, it's probably fair to warn that if you haven't read "Snowpiercer Volume 1: The Escape," there are spoilers ahead. That said, I'm not going to go too deep into plot mechanics, because if anything, once Jacques Lob's story winds up, it's the journey and experience of the tale that takes precedent. And if 'The Escape' was chilly and grim, then 'The Explorers' doubles down, with a view of humanity that isn't quite pessimistic, but certainly embraces the notion that times of crisis can bring out in the worst in people, just as it can the best. But it all kicks off with an approach that completely reorients the point-of-view laid out so far.

Bong Joon-ho's 'Snowpiercer' Finally Set Summer 2014 U.S. Release Date

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 6, 2014 6:01 PM
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Snowpiercer, Tilda Swinton
After months of complaints, concerns and wrangling over which cut would be released, The Weinstein Company has finally settled on date to release the agreed up director’s cut of Bong Joon-Ho's “Snowpiecer.” And just as they said, the caveat is that it will be going in limited release, instead of wide.

Unpopular Opinion: Maybe Harvey Weinstein Should Cut 20 Minutes From ‘Snowpiercer’

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • February 14, 2014 2:30 PM
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Snowpiercer
In case you’re not a totally dialed-in geek for this one, a battle has been raging in the press for several months over a movie that few journalists have actually seen. That film is South Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho’s upcoming sci-fi graphic novel adaptation, “Snowpiercer,” featuring an international cast that includes Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Alison Pill, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Korean actors Song Kang-ho, Ko Ah-sung and many more. And the drama percolating over the last few months has been pitted as a classic David and Goliath story of art versus commerce.

'Snowpiercer' Director's Cut Coming To The U.S., But Only In Limited Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2014 10:50 PM
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Chris Evans, Snowpiercer
They say a good compromise is one where no one leaves the table happy, and that probably best describes the truce reached between The Weinstein Company and director Bong Joon-Ho. After months of rumor, anger and speculation that saw the filmmaker's fans, key cast members and the director himself lay public their displeasure about Harvey Weinstein's rumored plans to cut "Snowpiercer" by twenty minutes and add voiceover, the good news is that the director's cut of the film will get a U.S. The bad news? It might not play a theater near you.

Watch: John Hurt "Not In Agreement" With 'Snowpiercer' Cuts, Says Harvey Weinstein Doesn't Trust His Directors

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2014 10:18 AM
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Snowpiercer, John Hurt
With Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" set to scree at the Berlin International Film Festival shortly, we're likely to continue to hear more concern from the director and cast over their concerns about Harvey Weinstein's desire to edit the film, rather dramatically. Screenwriter Kelly Masterson, and stars Chris Evans and Tilda Swinton have already raised their voices in support of the uncut movie, and now you can add one more to the chorus.

Book Review: Graphic Novel 'Snowpiercer Volume 1: The Escape' Sets The Stage With A Chilly Futuristic Vision

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 31, 2014 6:18 PM
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Snowpiercer Graphic Novel Cover Edit
A train with 1001 carriages circles the earth, carrying the last remaining survivors of an event that has made the planet essentially uninhabitable. And you thought the polar vortex was bad. In this tale, the entire globe is encased in ice and snow, and temperatures are so low that death comes nearly instantly to anyone who dares to find themselves outside (this is known as the "white death"). Welcome to "Snowpiercer." While Bong Joon-ho's film adaptation continues to await a release date, your next best bet might be to pick up the Titan Comics translation of the graphic novel. Penned by Jacques Lob, "Snowpiercer Volume 1: The Escape" essentially sets the stage of what's to come, and while that might indicate a story with little narrative pulse, as it waits to explode in part two, you'd be mistaken.

Watch: 4 New Clips From Bong Joon-Ho's Berlin Bound 'Snowpiercer'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 29, 2014 9:04 AM
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Snowpiercer
While the Weinsteins may have angled to keep "Snowpiercer" from TIFF, they won't be preventing it from screening next week at the Berlin Film Festival. Of course, Bong Joon-Ho's apocalyptic, train-set thriller has already opened in a handful of international territories, but not yet in the ones controlled by Harv and co., so it will still be something fresh for many of the press and audience members in Berlin. And as we continue to patiently wait for some sign of a release date on U.S. soil, four new clips have landed for the flick.

'Snowpiercer' Heads To Berlin Film Festival, Check Out New Pics From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 23, 2014 8:44 AM
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Snowpiercer
Bong Joon-ho's "Snowpiercer" continues to roll out around the world... except in territories where The Weinstein Company has distribution rights. With no U.S. release date and the battle of the theatrical cut of the movie still presumably unresolved, perhaps this is a sign that there's hope on the horizon?

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