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Let Me In – New photo of Chloe Moretz and Kodi Smit-Mcphee

Posted by LiveFor on May 9, 2010

Here is a new image from the Let the Right One In remake by Matt Reeves (Cloverfield). It shows Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road). It actually doesn’t look too bad.

The LA Times had the pic and an interview with Reeves.

A respectful devotee of both the original novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist as well as the first film, Reeves understands the concerns of those with strong feelings for the original. He had his own reservations about the remake and corresponded with Lindqvist, who also wrote the script for “Let The Right One In,” before taking on the project.

“I think because of ‘Cloverfield,’ people have an assumption, which is, ‘Oh, crazy handicam, he’s going to jazz it up,’ “
Reeves said. “And I think that’s probably what a lot of people were afraid of when they thought of the most cynical version. And that’s the last thing we tried to do. We tried to create the approaching, foreboding dread of movies like ‘The Shining,’ where you feel like something wicked is unraveling and it’s not going to end well. That’s what I responded to about the original, the juxtaposition of those tones, this very disturbing story but at the center of it there are these very tender emotions. That’s a very unusual mix, and that’s what drew me in and dug into me.”

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Let Me In – First look at Chloe Moretz in Let the Right One In remake

Posted by LiveFor on May 8, 2010

I know many of you don’t really want a remake of Let the Right One In, but there’s nothing we can do about it. Matt Reeves (Cloverfield) is directign it and Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) is playing Abby. Overture Film’s have released this first look at Moretz from the film. Doesn’t really tell us much.

Directed by: Matt Reeves

Screenplay by: Matt Reeves

Cast: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz and Richard Jenkins

An alienated 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young newcomer in his small New Mexico town, and discovers an unconventional path to adulthood in Let Me In, a haunting and provocative thriller written and directed by filmmaker Matt Reeves (Cloverfield).

Twelve-year old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Road) is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Oscar®nominee Richard Jenkins). A frail, troubled child about Owens’s age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.

When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert, Abby’s father disappears, and the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she repeatedly rebuffs Owen’s efforts to help her and her increasingly bizarre behavior leads the imaginative Owen to suspect she’s hiding an unthinkable secret.

The gifted cast of Let Me In takes audiences straight to the troubled heart of adolescent longing and loneliness in an astonishing coming-of-age story based on the best-selling Swedish novel Lat den Ratte Komma In (Let the Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and the highly-acclaimed film of the same name.

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Let Me In – Remake of Let the Right One In gets a release date

Posted by LiveFor on January 7, 2010

The remake has a release date of October 1, 2010. Let Me In is directed by Cloverfield’s Matt Reeves, and stars Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road), Chloe Moretz (Chloe Moretz), and Richard Jenkins (The Visitor, Step Brothers, Cabin in the Woods).

An alienated 12-year-old boy befriends a mysterious young newcomer in his small New Mexico town, and discovers an unconventional path to adulthood in Let Me In, a haunting and provocative thriller written and directed by filmmaker Matt Reeves (Cloverfield).

Twelve-year old Owen (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is viciously bullied by his classmates and neglected by his divorcing parents. Achingly lonely, Owen spends his days plotting revenge on his middle school tormentors and his evenings spying on the other inhabitants of his apartment complex. His only friend is his new neighbor Abby (Chloe Moretz), an eerily self-possessed young girl who lives next door with her silent father (Oscar®nominee Richard Jenkins). A frail, troubled child about Owens’s age, Abby emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Recognizing a fellow outcast, Owen opens up to her and before long, the two have formed a unique bond.

When a string of grisly murders puts the town on high alert, Abby’s father disappears, and the terrified girl is left to fend for herself. Still, she repeatedly rebuffs Owen’s efforts to help her and her increasingly bizarre behavior leads the imaginative Owen to suspect she’s hiding an unthinkable secret.

The gifted cast of Let Me In takes audiences straight to the troubled heart of adolescent longing and loneliness in an astonishing coming-of-age story based on the best-selling Swedish novel Lat den Ratte Komma In (Let the Right One In) by John Ajvide Lindqvist, and the highly-acclaimed film of the same name.

I think she could be a Vampire!

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Let Me In – Poster for the Let The Right One In remake

Posted by LiveFor on January 3, 2010

Directed by Cloverfield’s Matt Reeves and starring Chloe Moretz (Kick-Ass) as the vampire and Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Road) will play the boy in the remake of the Swedish classic.

This is supposedly due out this year. Still not sure whether this needed to be remade. Especially so close to the original. Plus I think the Swedish setting worked so well in the original.

What are your thoughts on the original and the remake?

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2009: Top 10 films of the year – Richard Bodsworth

Posted by LiveFor on December 31, 2009

Rich has done a fair few reviews for Live for Films and now here is his top 10 films of the past year.

10. Watchmen

2009 was the year that the ultimate graphic novel finally made it’s way to the big screen. After several attempts with A List names attached, Zach Snyder pulls off what many believed was impossible and to put it bluntly, it’s fucking brilliant! Almost a page for page adaptation from the original novel Snyder, obviously a fan boy, was the perfect choice to direct. All the actors chosen for their skills and likeness to the characters they portray, the film like the novel is tremendous. The coolest film of the year.

9. Where The Wild Things Are:

Literary to cinema adaptations are nothing new these days, but one book you would not expect to be the basis for a $100m Hollywood makeover would be Maurice Sendak’s, Where The Wild Things Are. Containing just ten sentences, the 1963 the beloved children’s classic doesn’t’t have much to go on, but Spike Jonze manages to scrap the clichéd “un-filmable” tag and deliver 90 minutes of sheer beauty. The plot is as thin as the / in Frost/Nixon, but isn’t that what childhood is like? I was captivated by the vivid landscapes and the perfect Jim Henson Studios created “Things”. As the “wild rumpus” commences, you get the feeling you are a kid again and cant help but smile as this charming film washes over you.

8. (500) Days of Summer:

A relationship comedy is probably a better way to describe (500) Days of Summer than as a romantic comedy. To be honest this was not the kind of film I expected to be on my list come the end of the year, but it’s fresh and pretty damn cool. Shot in a non linear fashion it shows 500 days of the relationship between Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s, Tom, and Summer. A realistic look at relationships, some genuine laughs and you have to be mad if you don’t love Zooey Deschanel.

7. Inglorious Basterds:

The genius that is Quentin Tarantino returns after the underwhelming Death Proof with what could be his greatest film since Pulp Fiction. As historically inaccurate and ridiculous as the plot it is, this was one of the most entertaining films of the year. Featuring some brilliant scenes including customary QT dialogue, you are reminded why he won the Oscar back in 1994. The main talking point is the terrifying turn by Christoph Waltz as “The Jew Hunter” Hans Landa who steals the film and has to be a front runner for Best Supporting Actor. Calm, evil and ever so slightly camp, it is an astonishing performance. The opening scene probably the best of 2009, the climatic scenes definitely the most audacious.

6. Avatar:

As cinema experiences go, Avatar has to be one of the most amazing I have ever witnessed. James Cameron’s visual effects wank was awesome, some scenes were truly breathtaking, and the greatest thing I have seen yet in 3D. However, as many have previously said, there isn’t much plot to justify such a long running time. On a personal level I always thought a film was a way to tell a story through images, here we have a lot of images (very nice ones at that) but not much story, I will admit being drawn into some of the emotional exchanges though. But still, I really enjoyed what is a flawed yet stunning film and something you should definitely see on a 3D screen.

5. The Wrestler:

Darren Aronofsky goes back to basics after the critical mauling he took over The Fountain with a moving character piece about an over-the-hill wrestler looking for one last shot at the big time. Guaranteed to draw comparisons to Rocky, it however is not. With the small production values it feels ever so personal, the Clint Mansell and Slash score stripped as bare as the main character, The Wrestler is truly mesmerising. But it is Mickey Rourke who steals the show with such a heartbreaking performance, in which you can tell he has drawn from his own past experiences and allows us to delve deep into Randy “The Ram” Robinson’s soul. Sadly robbed at last years Oscar’s.

4. The Hurt Locker:

Kathryn Bigelow will forever be known for bringing us the action classic Point Break with Keanu Reeves and the late Patrick Swayze. With that she showed her skills at filming action sequences, and after a long lay off from making movies she returned with this brilliant story of a bomb disposal unit in Iraq. Over the past few years the Iraq war has been the favoured conflict, but this is head and shoulders above the rest due to it’s stunning realism, knife edge tension and an Oscar worthy performance from Jeremy Renner. Mark Boal craftily weaves the script between deep, engaging characters and action set pieces which Bigelow shoots perfectly.

3. Moon:

If you happen to have read any of my other posts you will be aware of my love for Duncan Jones’ Moon and still, after several DVD viewings, I’m certain it deserves to be called one of the best films of 2009. A taught Sci-Fi thriller set on a lonely space station based on the moon, focuses on the story more than the visual effects (which are still great for such a small budget) something that seems to be ignored in the genre these days. You cant help but be drawn in and amazed at the solo performance of Sam Rockwell in a role that will hopefully make other people business sit up and recognise him as leading man material.

2. District 9:

The science fiction film narrowly bumping Moon into third place is another directorial debut, this time from Peter Jackson apprentice Neil Blomkamp. Not unlike Moon, the film does feature some impressive visual effects but they are put on the back burner (for the first part of the film at least) as Blomkamp weaves the completely believable scenario with the underlying themes of xenophobia and the use of a privatised military. The final act does fall into action packed blockbuster territory but not without the thought provoking build up, all the more poignant by the country in which it is set.

1. Let The Right One In:

2009 saw a resurgence in popularity of the Vampire genre with the likes of True Blood and the love of teenage girls worldwide, Twilight, but the best of the lot has to be the Swedish masterpiece Let The Right One in. Focusing on the relationship between two kids, one a vampire, it is definitely my favourite film of the year. Beautifully shot against a snow covered landscape, the performances are outstanding, the story as chilling and haunting as anything over the past few years. It refuses to be a ‘proper’ horror film and the gore is kept to a minimum but this just further heightens the taught atmosphere and sucks you into the blossoming relationship. Such a fantastic film.

I always thought this would be an easy task, but it wasn’t. Some I sadly had to leave out included

Star Trek which was a great blockbuster by J.J Abrahms

Funny People and Adventureland, two of my favourite comedies of the year.

In The Loop, simply for Malcolm Tucker’s foul mouthed rants.

Drag Me To Hell, one of the funniest ‘horrors’ I’ve seen in a long time, Sam Raimi you legend.

Zombieland, another hilarious horror which I cant wait to watch again.

Frost/Nixon
and The Damned United, that Michael Sheen is a great bloody chameleon! Two highly enjoyable films, especially Frost/Nixon.

Is there any others I have missed out? Please feel free to argue against my list of you disagree. Roll on 2010!

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Let The Right One In remake gets its cast

Posted by LiveFor on October 2, 2009

lettheKodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Moretz and Oscar®-nominee Richard Jenkins will headline the cast of Let Me In, Matt Reeves’ adaptation of Let the Right One In, when principal photography begins this fall in New Mexico. The announcement was made today by Hammer Films Co-CEO’s Simon Oakes and Nigel Sinclair, as well as Overture Films CEO Chris McGurk and COO Danny Rosett.

Director Reeves (Cloverfield) has cast Smit-McPhee (The Road) and Moretz (500 Days of Summer) in the two lead adolescent roles of Owen and Abby for the eagerly awaited horror feature. Jenkins will play the lead adult character known as Hakan in the original film.

Based on the bestselling Swedish novel, Lat den Ratte Komma In, by Swedish author John Ajvide Lindqvist, Let Me In is a contemporary vampire tale about a young boy who befriends a girl new to his neighborhood. The film is a remake of the highly acclaimed Swedish film, Lat den Ratte Komma In, also known as, Let the Right One In.

Hammer acquired the remake rights to Let the Right One In at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival where the film took home the Founders Award® for Best Narrative Feature, and has fast-tracked the film for a November 2009 start date. The film is a Hammer Films production with a projected 2010 release in the U.S. by Overture Films. Exclusive Film Distribution is handling worldwide sales and distribution of the film.

Producing the film are Hammer’s Simon Oakes, Guy East and Nigel Sinclair and Oscar®-winner Donna Gigliotti. Hammer’s Alex Brunner and Tobin Armbrust will executive produce along with John Ptak, Philip Elway and Fredrik Malmberg. Overture’s Robert Kessel, EVP Production & Acquisitions, will oversee production for the studio. Swedish producers John Nordling and Carl Molinder, who produced the original film, are also involved as producers on this remake.

The Australian-born Smit-McPhee, 13, stars alongside Viggo Mortensen in The Road, a film festival favorite due out in November. He previously earned the AFI Young Actor’s Award® in 2007 for his role in Romulus, My Father.

Moretz, 12, will star in the much –talked-about Kick-Ass next spring and previously appeared in (500) Days of Summer and The Amityville Horror. She has been nominated each of the past three years for a Young Artist Award®.

Jenkins first worked with Overture on The Visitor, for which he earned a Best Actor Oscar® nomination last year. His recent work includes Burn After Reading, Step Brothers and television’s “Six Feet Under.” He is due to star in several upcoming projects including the much-anticipated The Cabin in the Woods, Dear John and Eat, Pray, Love.

It was announced last year that Reeves will write and direct Let Me In. In addition to the box office hit Cloverfield, Reeves’ directing credits include the comedy The Pallbearer, starring David Schwimmer and Gwyneth Paltrow, and the hit television show “Felicity,” starring Keri Russell, which he co-created and executive produced along with partner J.J. Abrams.

“Kodi, Chloe, and Richard are my absolute dream cast,” says Reeves. “I couldn’t be more excited to be working with them.”

Let Me In is the first film in a two-picture co-production, financing and distribution agreement between Overture Films and Exclusive Media Group, the parent company of Hammer Films and Spitfire Pictures.

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The Oscars to have 10 Best Picture Nominees.

Posted by LiveFor on June 24, 2009

The Motion Picture Academy announced Wednesday that for the first time in more than 65 years, the field of best picture nominees will be expanded to 10 contenders for the 82nd Annual Academy Awards according to Variety.

“Having 10 best picture nominees is going allow Academy voters to recognize and include some of the fantastic movies that often show up in the other Oscar categories but have been squeezed out of the race for the top prize,” said Academy President Sid Ganis in announcing the shift. “I can’t wait to see what that list of 10 looks like when the nominees are announced in February.”

The last time the Oscar race featured 10 best pic contenders was the 16th annual contest in 1943, when “Casablanca” emerged with the top prize. There were 10 best picture nominees for most of the Academy Awards’ first decade. In 1935 there was a bumper crop of 12 nominees.

The Oscar nominations will be announced on 2nd February 2010 with the awards handed out 7th March 2010 at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood.

When I first heard this news I thought “Great, lots of films in the running.” Then my second thought was “Hold on a minute.” If there are more nominess for best picture then doesn’t that sort of devalue the prestige of having a Best Picture Nominee?

It brought to mind that bit from The Incredibles when Dash is talking to his Mum.

Helen: Everyone’s special, Dash.
Dash: [muttering] Which is another way of saying no one is

What if there are not 10 films worthy of a nomination? What do you think of the news? Have we seen any films in the first half of the year that should be nominated for Best Picture – Moon, The Hurt Locker, Let the Right One In?

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UK Film Release Dates

Posted by LiveFor on April 3, 2009

Friday 3 April 2009

Cherry Blossoms
I Can’t Think Straight
Modern Life (PG)
Monsters Vs. Aliens (Also3D)
Religulous (15)
Waveriders (PG)
World Unseen, The

Wednesday 8 April 2009

Dragonball Evolution

Friday 10 April 2009

17 Again
400 Blows, The (Reissue)
50 Dead Men Walking (15)
Fast and Furious
Let The Right One In (15)
Race To Witch Mountain
Tony Manero (18)

Friday 17 April 2009

Before I Forget
Crank 2: High Voltage
Everlasting Moments
Good
I Love You Man
In Search Of Beethoven (U)
In The Loop
Not Easily Broken

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Let the Right One In – French Poster

Posted by LiveFor on March 27, 2009


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Let the Right One In DVD to be released with correct subtitles

Posted by LiveFor on March 25, 2009

Yesterday I posted the news that the DVD release of Let the Right On In had dumbed down subtitles. Today The Digital Bits spoke to Magnet about the news and it looks as if they will be releasing the correctly subtitled version.

“We’ve been made aware that there are several fans that don’t like the version of the subtitles on the DVD/BR. We had an alternate translation that we went with. Obviously a lot of fans thought we should have stuck with the original theatrical version. We are listening to the fans feedback, and going forward we will be manufacturing the discs with the subtitles from the theatrical version.”

I still find it bizarre that they didn’t automatically include the correct subtitles as per the cinema release.

However, there is some bad news if you have already bought it on Blu-Ray or DVD.

“There are no exchanges. We are going to make an alternate version available however. For those that wish to purchase a version with the theatrical subtitles, it will be called out in the tech specs box at the back/bottom of the package where it will list SUBTITLES: ENGLISH (Theatrical), SPANISH.”

Do you feel that this mess will impact on the sales of the film on DVD and Blu-Ray?

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