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Watch: Zach Galifianakis Plans a Heist in First 'Masterminds' Trailer

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 04:59:14 +0000

"Brace your boobies." There's plenty of slick heists, from Ocean's Eleven to Inside Man, but the story at the heart of Masterminds doesn't seem to be one of them. In the action comedy from Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), a robbery is planned by a ragtag team of dimwits including Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and Owen Wilson, and somehow they get away with it. But that's just where the chaos seems to begin. It's hard to tell what's going on in this chaotic teaser trailer for the comedy, but Jason Sudeikis already seems like he will be the high point of this flick, with the low point being that terrible wig Galifianakis is wearing. Here's the teaser trailer for Jared Hess' Masterminds from YouTube: Masterminds is directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite, Gentlemen Broncos, Nacho Libre) and written by Danny McBride & Jody Hill ("Eastbound & Down") and Chris Bowman & Hubbel Palmer ("Napoleon Dynamite" animated series). David Ghantt (Zach Galifianakis), along ...

'Jurassic World' Director Colin Trevorrow Will Read 'Book of Henry'

Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:23:10 +0000

Earlier this month, Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow landed a new project at DreamWorks with Intelligent Life, an original sci-fi project that was birthed out of a previously developed concept known as The Ambassador. However, it sounds like that won't be the director's next immediate project as Deadline reports Sidney Kimmel Entertainment has hired Trevorrow to be at the helm of Book of Henry, an original screenplay written by novelist Gregg Hurwitz. Unfortunately, no plot details are available at this time, but the project is hoping to start production in New York in this fall and Trevorrow is pretty excited. The script seems to have been kicking around Hollywood for years as Trevorrow says, "Book Of Henry is a remarkable piece of screenwriting that has stuck with me for years. I feel very fortunate to be able to tell this story. It is a true original." As of now, we don't even know what genre the film will be. But ...

Disney's 'Mulan' is Next Animated Film to Get Live-Action Treatment

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:19:10 +0000

Hot on the heels of the success of Cinderella, it's time for the House of Mouse to turn another one of their animated hits into a live-action film. THR reports Disney is now developing a live-action retelling of Mulan, the Chinese legend about a female warrior who disguises herself as a man in order to go to war in place of her father. Writing duo Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek (in their first feature film deal) have been hired to script the first pass at the project, but there will likely be a rewrite by another more established scribe before it goes in front of cameras. It's great that they brought female writers on to start. Chris Bender and J.C. Spink (of Benderspink) are producing the new adaptation, and it's a smart project for them to jump on board. Considering all the live-action adaptations so far have brought all the predominantly white heroines and princesses to life, it's nice to see ...

Animated Film Adaptation of 1960s 'Batman' Series Coming in 2016

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:43:26 +0000

If you're a fan of the 1960s TV series adaptation of Batman, and you've been wanting to see Adam West and Burt Ward back in action as The Caped Crusader and The Boy Wonder, we've got good news. West and Ward will be back as Batman and Robin, but this time they'll be animated. Consequence of Sound (via SlashFilm) reports that the Mad Monster Party convention in Charlotte, North Carolina had a panel with Adam West and Burt Ward where they two stars of the original series revealed they'll be lending their voices to an animated feature film with the 60s versions of the DC Comics superheroes back in action. Read on! If you want video confirmation, here's the panel in question from the convention: The animated feature is currently slated to arrive in 2016, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the original series, which debuted in 1966. That also just so happens to be the same year that The Dark ...

Bryan Singer Reveals Angel in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Production Art

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:19:10 +0000

Last month, director Bryan Singer revealed some concept art from the forthcoming X-Men: Apocalypse, seemingly showing off the title villains ship and a shadowy figure. Now the filmmaker is teasing more of the mutant sequel, this time with a little less mystery. The artwork in question looks to be in a theater with a caged attraction, a winged man that must be none other than Angel. It looks like he's become a sideshow attraction of sorts, but we can't imagine he'll be there for long and will end up crossing paths with the X-Men. But will we get to see him become Archangel this time? That would be cool. Look! Here's the X-Men: Apocalypse production art that Bryan Singer posted on Twitter: Back when Ben Hardy was cast in X-Men: Apocalypse, there were rumblings that he would be playing Angel in the film, but other sources said he would be another significant character instead. If Hardy isn't playing Angel, it sounds like ...

First TV Spot for Brad Bird's 'Tomorrowland' Tries to Fix the Future

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:01:06 +0000

"He thinks you can fix the future." Along with last night's new TV spot for Jurassic World, a new TV spot for Tomorrowland from director Brad Bird also played during the season finale of "The Walking Dead," and it's now online. This one shows some new footage that wasn't seen in the most recent US trailer, but did appear in the completely different Japanese trailer that has since been taken offline. Britt Robertson is pegged as being the key to saving the future by George Clooney, though Hugh Laurie seems to be a bit skeptical. What's that cool gun that blasts through a comic book shop? We'll have to wait and see. Watch! Here's the first TV spot for Brad Bird's Tomorrowland from the film's Facebook page: (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.3"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));The future is running out. Fight ...

Ryan Gosling-Directed 'Lost River' Gets Extended Red Band Trailer

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:51:31 +0000

"The wolves, if they're not already at your door, they're gonna be there very fucking soon." If you though the previous US trailer and international trailer for Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River were weird, then this new extended trailer for the Cannes selected film is really going to creep you out. For some reason, it's labeled as a featurette, but this is clearly an extended red band trailer with salty language, unnerving peeling of Christina Hendricks' face, Ben Mendelsohn dancing and some gorgeous cinematography. It certainly looks beautiful, but feels like it's trying to be weird for the sake of being weird. Here's the new red band trailer for Ryan Gosling's Lost River from Warner Bros. Pictures: You can still watch the first US trailer for Lost River right here. Lost River (formerly known as How to Catch a Monster) is written and directed by Ryan Gosling (star of Drive, The Ides of March, Crazy Stupid Love), making his feature directorial debut. ...

Vincent D'Onofrio Joins 'Magnificent Seven,' Arriving January of 2017

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:42:32 +0000

Earlier this year a viral video introduced us to Vincent D'Onofrio's character in Jurassic World, and we definitely got the vibe that he could be some sort of villainous character in the summer blockbuster. Plus, let's not forget that he's playing Kingpin in Netflix's series adaptation of "Daredevil" from Marvel Studios. Now the actor has lined up another key bad guy role as Variety reports D'Onofrio will be giving Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke some trouble in MGM and Sony's remake of The Magnificent Seven, which in itself was a remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic Seven Samurai. So who will he play? Specifics on D'Onofrio's character aren't available, but since the story follows seven gunslingers who protect an oppressed Mexican village from a group of outlaws, we're betting he's the leader of this band of criminals. D'Onofrio has a very haunting, unpredictable presence on the big screen, so having him as the villain here sounds like it could be ...

Death Waltz Records to Open New Vinyl Soundtrack Store in the UK

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:02:06 +0000

Are record stores finally making a come back?! Maybe, maybe... While most remaining video rental shops slowly start closing their doors, on the other side of the world a record company has decided to open a brand new vinyl store located in the town of Margate in the UK. Death Waltz Records, known producing fresh vinyl copies of soundtracks old and new, has announced that they're opening an actual brick 'n mortar store in the UK that will be called Transmission Records. The store will "offer the very best in soundtracks, library and electronic music as well as an expertly curated selection of artworks and designer toys", with an emphasis on anime and Japanese soundtrack pressings, they say. This isn't really mainstream movie news, but as a cinephile and movie geek this is news I am always looking out for, as this place sounds cool already. The brief news was revealed through The Vinyl Factory website, as well as via the ...

Kevin Smith Indie Biopic 'Shooting Clerks' Debuts First Teaser Trailer

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:30:26 +0000

While Kevin Smith is rounding up the cast to shoot Mallrats 2 next year, right now he's getting ready to shoot Clerks 3. And coincidentally, this fall will bring a biopic about how the filmmaker launched his career with the original Clerks, an indie hit at Sundance in 1993. Shooting Clerks will feature familiar faces like Smith himself, Jason Mewes, Brian O’Halloran, Scott Mosier, Walter Flanagan and more, but they won't be playing the character's from Smith's film or even themselves. Instead an unknown cast is bringing to life these characters in the story of how Clerks came to be, and a teaser trailer has just arrived. It looks like a student film, but in a charming way, and seems to be something that Smith's fans will enjoy. Watch? Here's the teaser trailer for Christopher Downie's Shooting Clerks from ScreenRant: Shooting Clerks is written and directed by Christopher Downie. The film is based on the early career of filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks, ...

Tom Hardy Gets Crazy in Extended 'Mad Max: Fury Road' TV Spot

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:07:27 +0000

"As the world fell, it was hard to know who was more crazy. Me or everyone else." Now that it's spring, we're getting closer and closer to the May release of the insane action extravaganza Mad Max: Fury Road. The film will play at Cannes Film Festival in France, but only one day before it's unleashed here in the United States. And to continue hyping the film, a new extended TV spot for the film starring Tom Hardy (with an unrecognizable voice again) and Charlize Theron has arrived with some new footage. It seems like this film is one massive car chase across the post-apocalyptic desert, and that's just fine. Watch! Here's the new TV spot for George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road from YouTube: You can still watch the latest trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road right here. Mad Max: Fury Road is a reboot of the adventure franchise that began with Mad Max in 1979, starring Mel Gibson. George Miller, the ...

Watch: The Park Gets Unleashed in New TV Spot for 'Jurassic World'

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:52:32 +0000

The blockbuster summer of 2015 is almost upon us, and we should be getting some new glimpses of the tentpole releases sooner than later. And since last night brought the finale of "The Walking Dead," and studios new that millions would be watching, Universal Pictures unleashed a new TV spot for Jurassic World. There's not tons of new footage, but there's definitely some stuff we haven't seen before. In fact, this spot reveals that the Indominus Rex had already killed its sibling before it begins trekking across the park and killing for sport. This hybrid dinosaur is certainly going to be a force to be reckoned with. Watch! Here's the new TV spot for Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World from Universal Pictures: You can still watch the first trailer right here, and the Super Bowl spot right here. Jurassic World is directed by Colin Trevorrow (Safety Not Guaranteed), who rewrote the script with Derek Connolly from an earlier draft by Rick Jaffa & Amanda ...

Watch: Donnie Yen Stars in 'Kung Fu Killer' Trailer from Hong Kong

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:45:56 +0000

Five grandmasters hunted by a serial killer. This actually looks way better than it sounds, so give it a look. Well Go USA has released a trailer for Kung Fu Killer, a new film starring martial arts master Donnie Yen killer and a kung fu expert, who convinces the police to recruit him to track down a serial killer in return for his freedom. Sounds like the perfect kind of plot for a cheesy martial arts movie, but it seems to be a few notches above that. Charlie Yeung, Baoqiang Wang, Bing Bai, Deep Ng and Alex Fong also star in this martial arts thriller from Hong Kong. The big skeleton set piece looks cool, and all the action gets awesome in the second half of this trailer, so don't stop watching too early. I really want to see this! Enjoy. Here's the official US release trailer for Teddy Chen's Kung Fu Killer, found on YouTube: A vicious serial killer is targeting ...

'The Wolverine 3' May Really Be Hugh Jackman's Last 'X-Men' Movie

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:02:29 +0000

Nearly a year ago, Hugh Jackman indicated that the sequel to The Wolverine (which we can basically say is Wolverine 3 if we count X-Men Origins) may be his last time putting on the claws as the nearly invincible mutant he's been playing since X-Men in 2000. But the next month, he pulled back the reins a bit saying he was less sure of that sentiment as time went on. Since then, he's been said to be in talks for the next solo Wolverine movie and even an appearance in X-Men: Apocalypse (though maybe not a key role like in Days of Future Past). Jackman was even quoted last month as saying he wanted to play Wolverine until he died. But a new post from the actor on Instagram seems to indicate otherwise now. Look below! Here's what Hugh Jackman posted through his Instagram account, and the message seems clear: WOLVERINE ...ONE LAST TIME. HJ A photo posted ...

Dwayne Johnson is Franchise Viagra and a Vengeful Bambi on 'SNL'

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:36:39 +0000

Last night, action superstar Dwayne Johnson returned to "Saturday Night Live" as host of the staple late night sketch series. Every time the wrestler turned actor comes back to Studio 8H, the episode is that much better. Johnson just throws himself into every sketch, has surprisingly great comedic timing, and just has a bunch of fun. Over the past few years, Johnson has become known for reinvigorating franchises, and last night "SNL" felt that thunder with one of the best episodes of the season so far. Coincidentally enough, in that episode, he also had an opening monologue about how he's "franchise viagra" and tossed out some ideas for how he can join other film series'. Oh, and he was also a badass Bambi out for revenge. Watch! Here's Dwayne Johnson's amusing opening monologue about his franchise potential (via NBC): But the cream of the crop is this sketch for Disney's live-action reboot of Bambi (via Hulu): Johnson looks so ridiculous with all that ...

Must Watch: First Teaser Trailer for James Bond 007 in 'Spectre'

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:49:52 +0000

"Welcome James... It's been a long time. And finally, here we are." Sony Pictures and Eon Productions have unveiled the first official teaser trailer for Bond 24, titled Spectre, starring Daniel Craig as Agent 007, and once again directed by Sam Mendes. The new Bond movie is currently in the middle of filming right now, but they've dropped a first teaser since there's plenty of footage from Austria (and elsewhere) anyway for a tease that makes this look like a fine follow-up to Skyfall. We also get a glimpse at the appearances of Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci and Naomie Harris as Moneypenny in this first tease, but there's more to come since this is barely a tease. A very dark first tease, but enough. Get your first look at Spectre. Here's the first official teaser trailer for Sam Mendes' Spectre, direct from @007 on YouTube: We also suggest watching the first two behind-the-scenes video blogs for Spectre, here and here. Spectre is directed ...

Bill Hader Joins the Cast of Steven Spielberg's 'The BFG' Adaptation

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:57:59 +0000

After Judd Apatow's latest comedy Trainwreck played South by Southwest earlier this month, the reviews frequently said that this might be the filmmaker's best work yet. Thankfully, in addition to Amy Schumer making a big screen splash as the leading lady, "Saturday Night Live" alum Bill Hader is also a force to be reckoned with as the comedienne's love interest, and now he's getting ready to work with another Hollywood heavy-hitter. Deadline reports Skeleton Twins star Bill Hader has joined the cast of The BFG, the adaptation of Roald Dahl's children's book of the same that that is being directed by Steven Spielberg. It sounds like this is going to be a good year for Hader, because he's also one of the main voice actors in Pixar Animation's Inside Out, which is also arriving in theaters this summer. As of now, there's no word on what character Hader will play, but he's pretty versatile, especially when it comes to his voicework, ...

The New York Yankees Flawlessly Reenact Scene from 'The Sandlot'

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:36:13 +0000

In the sports world, there are few teams that are hated more than the New York Yankees, even by people living in the Big Apple. But you can't deny that people just can take their eyes off those damn pinstripes. Anyway, even if you absolutely hate the Yankees, there's a good chance they'll be redeemed ever so slightly with this amusing video that some of the teammates put together to promote the arrival of the new baseball season. It features some of the players (don't ask me who, because that's not my bag), flawlessly reenacting a scene from The Sandlot when Smalls finally learns who Babe Ruth is after losing the autographed ball. Here's the New York Yankees reenacting The Sandlot from MLB: And if you want to know how well this was done, check out this comparison (via SlashFilm): That's pretty cool. And there's no doubt that all those players are big fans of the movie. It's pretty much a rite of ...

Paramount Planning Multi-Part 'Transformers' Sequel and Spin-Offs

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:58:36 +0000

We've known for awhile that more Transformers sequels were on the way, especially since Mark Wahlberg is signed for multiple movies, and Transformers: Age of Extinction was meant to be the start of a new trilogy. But now it sounds like Paramount may have even grander plans for the toy-based franchise. Deadline reveals that the studio is in talks with Akiva Goldsman to shepherd a multi-part sequel to continue the Transformers franchise, as well as potential spin-offs based on Hasbro's toyline. Basically, Paramount seems anxious to create their own Marvel-esque universe for the Transformers. More below! Goldsman would work with director Michael Bay, executive producer Steven Spielberg and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to organize a writer's room or brain trust to hatch ideas for the franchise to expand and continue. And while Goldsman has written several screenplays himself, including the Oscar-winning A Beautiful Mind, it doesn't sound like he'll write and of these movies himself. However, it does sound like Michael ...

Model Alessandra Ambrosio Joins 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2'

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:05:32 +0000

If you saw the reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles last year and thought that it needed more supermodels, then you are in luck. THR reports that Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio is taking a role in the forthcoming sequel from Paramount Pictures and Platinum Dunes. I can't help but think that this is Michael Bay's doing as one of the producers of the new franchise, especially since the director gave another Victoria's Secret model, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, her big screen debut in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Megan Fox is already playing April O'Neil, so who is Ambrosio playing? Ambrosio will be playing a new love interest for Will Arnett, which doesn't seem insanely far-fetched for Arnett in real life, but for his cameraman character Vernon Fenwick, it's a bit of a stretch. Apparently Ambrosio and Arnett were recently photographed kissing at a New York Knicks game a couple days ago, but that was actually for a scene in the movie. ...