Electric City will premiere on July 17

July 06, 2012 - 0 comment

It all started in October 2010. Almost two years ago. It was announced that Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman were working on a brand new groundbreaking project, Electric City, which Tom Hanks conceived, helped write and for which he will lend his voice to the main character. The cast also features Jeanne Tripplehorn, Holland Taylor (Bosom Buddies), Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Antoon, Chris Parnell, Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael and Georg Stanford Brown.

Electric City is an animated sci-fi series that will be shown exclusively on Yahoo Screen. It is a 90-minute action adventure series split into twenty 5-7 minute episodes which will offer a view of the future civilization, focusing on socially conscious themes like energy consumption, the freedom of information and crime and punishment.
The first ten episodes will be available on Yahoo! Screen on July 17 with the remainder due out July 18 and July 19. You can watch the trailer by clicking on the image below.

But it's more than a webseries. It is an immersive digital experience as the story will be told via digital, social, mobile and gaming media including a 3D map and behind-the-scenes footage of the cast.
It has already started. Tapjoint.com blends the feeling of a mysterious, physical space with the digital immediacy of the web. Where a legion of devoted followers cracks codes, unlocks clues, and pieces together all the elements of a traditional trailer, but in a non-linear, interactive, and communal space. Here's a video explaining the experience.

Today's release : Extremely Loud... on DVD & Blu-Ray

March 27, 2012 - 1 comment

Best Picture Academy Award Nominee Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download in the United States and in Canada. Special features on the Blu-Ray include a making-of and three featurettes (details available below), while the DVD only comes with the making-of. Three editions are available on Amazon US :

Making Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, director Stephen Daldry and others discuss the artistic challenges of translating the bestselling novel into the acclaimed film.

Finding Oskar
Young newcomer and leading man Thomas Horn makes an incredibly impression on his award-winning costars and director.

Ten Years Later
The extraordinary circumstances surrounding a 9/11 victim's photo on the memorial wall are shared by filmmakers, family members and Tuesday's Children volunteers.

Max Von Sydow : Dialogues with the Renter
An insightful documentary by the son of Oscar nominee Max Von Sydow highlights his father's compelling performance, the collaboration with director Stephen Daldry and the actor's friendship with his young costar.

Extremely Loud... : DVD & Blu-Ray on March 27th

February 23, 2012 - 0 comment

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close just opened in Australia, Argentina, Chile, Greece, New Zealand and Singapore today and has yet to be released in many other countries… but we already know the US release date for the Blu-Ray and DVD of the movie !
Indeed, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, which is nominated for an Oscar in the category Best Picture, will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on March 27th and it's already available for pre-order on Amazon US for $24.99 (Blu-Ray) and $14.99 (DVD).


Special features on the Blu-Ray include a making-of and three featurettes : Finding Oskar, Ten Years Later, and Max von Sydow: Dialogues with The Renter. But it seems that the DVD only comes with the featurette Finding Oskar.

Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name, the movie tells the story of one young boy’s journey from heartbreaking loss to the healing power of self-discovery, set against the backdrop of the tragic events of September 11. Eleven-year-old Oskar Schell is an exceptional child: amateur inventor, Francophile, pacifist. And after finding a mysterious key that belonged to his father, who died in the World Trade Center on 9/11, he embarks on an exceptional journey—an urgent, secret search through the five boroughs of New York. As Oskar roams the city, he encounters a motley assortment of humanity, who are all survivors in their own ways. Ultimately, Oskar’s journey ends where it began, but with the solace of that most human experience: love.
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