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This Week's New Releases and Movie News | thesubstream BEAT: October 16, 2012
Hey people! Tara Mason here once again to fill all of you in on what exactly we've got coming up on this website, thesubstream.com! But before I get to that, here's what you might have possibly missed last week:
- Matt Brown's From A to Bond
- The Fig Rig & Compact Lighting Packages - An Intro! | Gear Guide
- Toronto After Dark 2012
- In Theatres: This Week's New Releases
- Coming Soon: This week on thesubstream.com
- In Case You Missed It: Argo, Here Comes The Boom and Hitchcock
Matt Brown's From A to Bond Matt Brown’s celebrating the upcoming release of Skyfall by grinding through for good or ill the entirety of the Bond series on BluRay. From submarining sports cars to Grace Jones standing on top of the Golden Gate Bridge waving a big golden pistol around (as far as I remember), Matt’s reliving all the Bond moments live in his own house. Catch up here and stay tuned for more!
The Fig Rig & Compact Lighting Packages - An Intro! | Gear Guide The Toronto International Film Festival is but a distant memory, though we are still getting compliments on all the awesome footage we shot, both for our Midnight Madness coverage and interviews with directors like Don Coscarelli and Rob Stewart. But here's the thing - we had big, large help. Even though we've been at it for 5 years, shooting an event like TIFF is never easy! It's hectic and unpredictable and as a result, getting good looking footage can be difficult if you don't have the right gear.
That's why this year we called up our friends at William F. White International and asked them for help. We needed some compact, portable lighting solutions and a quick and easy fig rig for our DSLR and the gear they gave us suited our needs perfectly. And here's the thing: if you're shooting pretty much any kind of low-budget documentary, you can use the very affordable, extremely portable kit we put together to turn yourself into a one-person strange-space person-lighting subway-riding camera and lights package on legs. Check out part one for the low-down as it stands so far.
Toronto After Dark 2012 Everybody's favourite little T.O. horror-fest is back (and back at the Bloor), and we’re sending our darkest, spookiest contributor Tara over to once again take in all the blood, guts, glory and LARPing. She’s had the fest’s second last flick the “visually intriguing” A Fantastic Fear of Everything (starring Simon Pegg) circled for weeks. Keep your eye on thesubstream for our exclusive coverage of Toronto After Dark 2012.
Alex Cross (Tyler Perry + Matthew Fox) - There’s been no bigger disparity in recent cinema between critical disapproval and the fervor generated by audiences for writer/actor/director Tyler Perry’s string of films. He’s managed to become most likely the highest-paid performer in Hollywood over the past couple of years off the back of his cross-dressing “Madea” films, which have made hundreds of millions of dollars domestically, and almost zero dollars anywhere else. Will Alex Cross (in which he plays the titular James Patterson cop-shrink, a role originated by Morgan Freeman in Kiss the Girls) broaden his appeal? I have an opinion, but it’s too rude to say right now.
Paranormal Activity 4 (Katie Featherston + Kathryn Newton) - You know the drill by now: “found” footage of ghosts messing with babes inside a decidedly non-haunted-looking suburban house. The series’ hard-core fans still fervently anticipate its sequels, but it seems like there’s not much new going on in the fourth edition of what was once a ground-breaking (ish) horror series.
The Sessions (John Hawkes + Helen Hunt) - Surprisingly light-hearted and featuring a spectacular cast of talented actors, the Sundance audience-award winning comedy/drama The Sessions mines awkward territory for real human warmth. Director Ben Lewin (himself a polio survivor) directs John Hawkes as paralyzed poet Mark O’Brien, who on the advice of his priest (William H. Macy) decides to see a sex surrogate (Helen Hunt).
Coming Soon We've got part 2 of Mike's coverage of the awesome portable interview equipment from William F. Whites. Matt Brown's elevator movie premiered last week at the Shorts That Are Not Pants screening series and we will be telling you all about the event. We will also be talking all of the new releases once again this week including Tyler Perry's thriller Alex Cross (which you might just see a certain Continuum star in) and Paperboy starring Nicole Kidman and Zac Efron.
In Case You Missed It Last week, we gave you all of the details on the new releases including Ben Affleck's Argo and what to watch instead of Here Comes The Boom with Kevin James in Watch This Instead. We also showed you the new trailer for Hitchcock starring Anthony Hopkins!
Stay tuned for all that plus more coming up this week on thesubstream! See ya'll over on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and right here on our site!