Believe it or not, the entirety of German cinema isn’t solely comprised of Christopher Waltz and David Hasselhoff. Rather, German cinema has a rich history which began during the latter part of the 19th century and went through major changes up until the 20th century. Today the German film industry remains prosperous and continues to release its own high-budget movies and net lucrative box office returns. To help offset the cost of producing big-budget films, some German producers partner with American TV and film producers. These strategic partnerships have not prevented Germany from producing its own successful film studios including Studio Hamburg, Bavaria Film, UFA and Constantin Film. Additionally, Germany has produced several notable films which have received world-wide acclaim, including Tom Tykwer’s “Run Lola Run”, Wolfgang Becker’s “Goodbye Lenin!”, and Oliver Hirschbiegel’s “Downfall”.
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If you happened to see a trailer for new zombie flick, Warm Bodies, you probably got the feeling that this was simply one more cash grab in a genre that’s been milked dry for the past 10 years. You probably also thought that there’d be “so cheesy it’s bad,” elements to it, and nothing interesting could possibly come from a movie like this. And you wouldn’t be wrong in thinking this. But I implore you, if there was ever a movie to fight your inner inhibitions, this would be the movie to see. Admittedly, I went to see Warm Bodies with lowered expectations, and that may be due to why I found it so endearing. I don’t often take a gamble when it comes to forking over my hard earned Hamilton’s, and when I have, I’ve more than not, been left wanting. For once, in quite some time, my gamble paid off.
In this episode of Straight Outta Austin!, we’re joined by the awesome Devon of This Week in the Cinema! As you can imagine, we talk movies. Lots and lots of movies. We also reminisce on some of our favorite films, not so favorite films and memorable movie experiences. Enjoy! You can follow This Week in the Cinema on Twitter @Movies_ThisWeek And enjoy her weekly web series at http://www.youtube.com/user/ThisWeekInTheCinema Right click to download Straight Outta Austin! – Episode 45 – Multipass! Sometimes the best gift, is the gift of knowing what movies are coming out that week You May Also Like: The Comic Bubble: Top 5 Comic Books of 2012 Save File Corrupted?! :Episode 7 – Most Wanted Games V.13 Kill_Cam’s Most Disappointing Games of 2012: Volume Straight Outta Austin! : Episode 44 – Dutch Oven Mafia
Killing Them Softly is, like most movies these days, a movie based on an old novel set in the 70’s. The book is Cogan’s Trade, about a guy named, you guessed it, Cogan! Cogan is a hitman hired to find two felon’s responsible for jacking a group of mobsters during their poker game, using dish-washing gloves and a sawed-off shotgun with visible shells. Ridiculousness ensues…
You read that title correct! Tom Hardy has been tapped to absorb himself into the awesome sauce that is Sam Fisher, that guy from the game you like. Sam Fisher, the main protagonist in every Splinter Cell game, most recently the upcoming Blacklist, is arguably the coolest sneaky spy that doesn’t rely on cardboard boxes for cover. Ubisoft, which had decided to create their own studio instead of licensing their properties, are heading development in order to maybe option it to studios at a later date.