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Another Boring Marvel Poster Debuts for 'Ant-Man' with Paul Rudd

Wed, 06 May 2015 14:44:42 +0000

You can do better than this, Marvel! The final official poster for Marvel Studio's Ant-Man has debuted on Marvel.com today, timed perfectly the week after Avengers: Age of Ultron opened theaters. So now they're continuing the Marvel hype train by reminding us that Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd & Michael Douglas is coming up later this summer. Unfortunately, it's another very boring poster from Marvel that Photoshops a bunch of actors into a really bland design. And yet they were doing so good! The first teaser poster was great, and those tiny billboards are brilliant, but why revert to such boring work for the final pay off poster? Here's the latest promo art for Marvel's Ant-Man, revealed via Marvel.com + some funny tweets beneath: You can still watch the most recent full trailer for Ant-Man right here + see the first teaser poster. Marvel makes the worst goddamn movie posters.— Jacob Hall (@JacobSHall) May 6, 2015 These Photoshopped posters for superhero movies kinda break my ...

First Photos from Denis Villeneuve's Film 'Sicario' with Emily Blunt

Tue, 05 May 2015 22:02:10 +0000

Before he goes on to bring us the new Blade Runner movie, Quebecois director Denis Villeneuve will next premiere his new film Sicario at the Cannes Film Festival this month. The modern thriller revolves around a young FBI agent, played by Emily Blunt (thinking of Zero Dark Thirty already) who is recruited into a CIA operation to take down a Mexican drug cartel boss. Along the way she interacts with Alejandro, played by Benecio Del Toro, and Matt Graves, played by Josh Brolin, seen in the photos below. The director recently told The Guardian in a profile that it's "a very dark film, a dark poem, quite violent." We'll have to wait for the trailer to get a glimpse of that violence - as these first look photos aren't too crazy. Take a look. Here's the first set of photos from Sicario revealed so far. Thank you to The Film Stage + HitFix for these. Denis Villeneuve's Sicario, from a script by ...

Martin Freeman Joins the Cast of Marvel's 'Captain America: Civil War'

Tue, 05 May 2015 20:16:02 +0000

Nygaard is going geeky. It has been officially announced by Marvel Studios at Marvel.com that acclaimed actor Martin Freeman will be taking a role in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War movie, to be directed by brothers Anthony & Joe Russo. This is yet another sequel to Captain America following The Winter Soldier last year, but it also expands the universe by being the first segue into the "Civil War" era. No exact details are specified regarding the character he'll be playing, so unfortunately anything else will have to remain a mystery for the time being. Aside from Chris Evans, Sebastian Stan and Anthony Mackie, the Civil War cast may also include Daniel Brühl, Frank Grillo and Chadwick Boseman. So who is everyone? Here's the quote regarding Martin Freeman's casting included in the news at Marvel.com: "From his roles as Bilbo Baggins and Doctor Watson to Tim in 'The Office,' Martin's range from the dramatic to the comedic has consistently impressed us," ...

Watch: Charming Full US Trailer for 'Mr. Holmes' with Ian McKellen

Tue, 05 May 2015 16:56:06 +0000

"If I ever write a story myself it will be to correct millions of misconceptions created by his imaginative license." Roadside Attractions has unveiled the full-length US trailer for Mr. Holmes, starring Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes at the end of his years. This is already one of my favorite films of the year and my stamp of approval on this one actually appears in the trailer – I'm quoted! It comes from my glowing review of the film from Berlinale, where I first saw this and loved it. McKellen is indeed magnificent in this story about memory loss and aging, featuring a stellar cast that includes the young Milo Parker, Laura Linney, Hattie Morahan, Hiroyuki Sanada and Frances de la Tour. Don't miss this in the summer! Here's the official full US trailer for Bill Condon's Mr. Holmes, direct from Roadside: You can also watch the other recent UK official trailer for Mr. Holmes right here. Mr. Holmes, or A Slight Trick ...

Lucasfilm Confirms Yet Another 'Indiana Jones' Movie Will Be Made

Tue, 05 May 2015 15:45:47 +0000

It's nothing major, but it is another official confirmation from Lucasfilm. This time the studio has confirmed to Vanity Fair that they definitely are developing another new Indiana Jones movie – it will "one day be made". Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilm, we've been hearing rumors and rumblings of another Indiana Jones that might continue where Kingdom of the Crystal Skull left off, or reboot the series altogether. Over the years we've heard names like Bradley Cooper and Chris Pratt mentioned as potential replacements, but again nothing is confirmed yet. In fact, Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy went so far as to say that they haven't even started working on a script yet. Too early for anything to actually come together, only ideas for now. Here's the segment from Vanity Fair covering the latest Indiana Jones confirmation: In buying the company, Disney also got rights, for better or worse, to less-storied Lucasfilm properties, among them Willow and Radioland Murders. A bigger prize is the Indiana ...

Louis C.K. Set to Write, Direct & Star in New Indie Film 'I'm a Cop'

Tue, 05 May 2015 15:07:00 +0000

More Louis please! Ask and you shall receive. It looks like comedian/filmmaker Louis C.K. is headed back to feature filmmaking, with THR reporting that he's ready to write, direct and star in a new independent film titled I'm a Cop. Aside from Louis C.K. being involved, Scott Rudin (of Captain Phillips, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Rosewater, While We're Young, Top Five recently) is producing, which means this project has plenty of weight behind it. I'm a huge fan of Louis and I've been waiting to write about him again, as he once directed a few features, including Pootie Tang, before focusing on his comedy work and eventually his Emmy-winning show "Louie". So what is his new script about (besides a cop of some kind)? Let's find out. From THR's report, they explain I'm a Cop is about a "depressed middle-aged man who is a volunteer police officer living in the shadow of his mother, a highly decorated retired officer. When she ...

Watch: Schwarzenegger Recaps His Entire Filmography on Late Night

Tue, 05 May 2015 14:51:39 +0000

He's back! Former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is back into acting, appearing in the zombie flick Maggie in theaters this summer, as well as Terminator Gensisys. He's out promoting and recently stopped by "The Late Late Show With James Corden", where he acted out pretty much every film he's been in. As one of those kids who grew up watching Schwarzenegger movies all day, whether it be True Lies or Terminator or Predator or Kindergarten Cop or whatever, it's quite amusing to see him relive his past and have fun while at it. It's just a fun six minute comedy sketch where Corden and Schwarzenegger act out his entire filmography, and it should make you smile and laugh to watch. Plus he talks about which one is his favorite. Here's the two Schwarzenegger videos from The Late Late Show with James Corden (found via The Playlist): In the second video above, Schwarzenegger admits that Kindergarten Cop is his favorite film (or "one of ...

Will Poulter to Play Pennywise in Cary Fukunaga's New 'It' Movies

Mon, 04 May 2015 21:29:49 +0000

Watch out Tim Curry. Over at Variety they're reporting that Cary Fukunaga (of Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre, Beasts of No Nation, "True Detective") has cast the lead in his new It feature, which will be split into two movies. Sources have told them that young actor Will Poulter, currently 22 years old, is "in negotiations" to play Pennywise the evil clown. Poulter last appeared in The Maze Runner as Gally, along with A Plea for Grimsby, Glassland, We're the Millers and Son of Rambow. He's also in the upcoming The Revenant, which we'll all be watching this December. Apparently the audition won over Fukunaga and they couldn't say no. We've been following development on this It project for years, but with Cary Fukunaga bouncing all over between major projects after winning the Emmy for directing "True Detective", it's hard to tell if this was happening sooner or later. It now appears sooner might be the case. As for Poulter, supposedly "Fukunaga ...

It's Official - Lionsgate is Making 'John Wick 2' with Keanu Reeves

Mon, 04 May 2015 20:54:41 +0000

Woot! Lionsgate has officially announced development on John Wick 2 via a press release sent to press on May 4th. The release contains very basic information, but confirms that everyone is back: Keanu Reeves as John Wick, along with directors David Leitch and Chad Stahelski as well as screenwriter Derek Kolstad all returning. The film is being sold at the Cannes Market coming up this month, which is why the news has arrived as a confirmation like this. No information about release timing is included in the press release, but it sounds like it might go quick if things go well in Cannes. As a huge fan of John Wick from last year (it was in my Top 10!) there's something particularly exciting about knowing more Wick is on the way. These are some of our favorite tweets about the news since Lionsgate confirmed the deal with the release: …that includes: 1. splitting #JOHNWICK3 2. adding a stupid love triangle 3. making a PG-13 cut #JohnWick2 ...

First Look: Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma from 'Star Wars'

Mon, 04 May 2015 19:01:58 +0000

It's a Chrometrooper! One of the many new characters we'll be meeting in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: The Force Awakens is this bad guy (she's part of the "First Order" not the "Empire" anymore) nicknamed the "Chromtrooper", played by Gwendoline Christie (of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, "Game of Thrones"), who wears a chrome stormtrooper outfit and carries a big gun. The caption from the reveal at Vanity Fair (as part of the Annie Leibovitz photo spread) only states: "First Order officer Captain Phasma surveys the rubble following an attack." Sleek. I wish we could see her without the mask! Very interesting. Here's the new photo of Gwendoline Christie as the Chrometrooper - scanned from Vanity Fair. This goes with all the other new Annie Leibovitz photos taken for the magazine, including that epic cover shot. You can still catch the second teaser trailer for The Force Awakens here in our Star Wars category. For reference, above is from the second ...

More Mayhem in Third Trailer for 'San Andreas' with Dwayne Johnson

Mon, 04 May 2015 18:45:53 +0000

"This whole chunk of land will be decimated...!" Warner Bros has debuted a third trailer for San Andreas, the big earthquake movie starring Dwayne Johnson they've been building up for a summer release. We've already seen two good trailers for this already, teasing some of the epic destruction and mayhem including a huge tsunami wave and pretty much all of Los Angeles collapsing upon itself. This definitely does look like a Roland Emmerich movie (even a spiritual sequel to 2012) but without some of the Emmerich quirks, for better or worse. Honestly, I'm curious to see this, something about the emotional angle that gets me. Enjoy! Here's the third trailer (see the first + second) for Brad Peyton's San Andreas, direct from Warner Bros: Watch the first teaser trailer for San Andreas here, and follow-up with the second trailer here after this one. San Andreas is directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) and written by Allan Loeb (Wall Street: Money ...

Watch: Orson Welles' 'Falstaff Chimes of Midnight' Re-Release Trailer

Mon, 04 May 2015 18:25:11 +0000

"That villainous abominable misleader of youth!" It's him, Orson Welles! Ha! Mr. Bongo has debuted a fun new trailer for Orson Welles classic Falstaff Chimes of Midnight, or just Chimes of Midnight, the legendary filmmaker/actor's ambitious take on Shakespeare's Henry IV. Well, Chimes of Midnight is really Welles adaptation of his play Five Kings which was an attempt to combine Shakespeare's works Henry IV, V, VI and Richard III into a single play. "One of the most radical and groundbreaking of all Shakespeare adaptations, Chimes at Midnight was Orson Welles’ favourite of his films" and is now getting a restored re-release (in cinemas in the UK) for its 50th anniversary. Fire up the old footage in the new trailer below. Here's the new re-release trailer for Orson Welles' Falstaff Chimes of Midnight, found via The Playlist: Orson Welles' Falstaff Chimes of Midnight was first released in 1965, though it didn't hit US cinemas until 1967. On the brink of Civil War, King ...

Here's the Rest of Annie Leibovitz's 'Star Wars' Photos for Vanity Fair

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:24:14 +0000

Happy Star Wars Day - it's now May the 4th and everyone is celebrating! Including even Vanity Fair, going all out with their latest issue featuring a cover shot of Han, Chewie and the new gang, plus an entire photo spread shot by Annie Leibovitz. What?! I know! The photos have been unveiled in full this morning, and they're rather revealing, including our very first ever look at Adam Driver in costume on set (as far as we know he plays Kylo Ren). We also get to see more set images featuring director J.J. Abrams and a look at Lupita Nyong'o with her facial capture rig, meaning she's definitely playing some kind of alien. VF states she's playing a character named Maz Kanata. Take a look at all of the impressive new shots revealed below. Here's the initial set of Annie Leibovitz shots for the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens, direct from VF: "Annie Leibovitz traveled to London's famed Pinewood Studios ...

First Photo: David Ayer's Task Force X 'Suicide Squad' Assembled

Mon, 04 May 2015 01:08:17 +0000

Assembled and ready to kick ass. Ready to kick the Avengers' ass? Maybe. David Ayer has tweeted out the first official photo of the Suicide Squad crew in costume from his upcoming DC Comics' Suicide Squad movie, which is now filming up in Toronto. We finally get a look at everyone in the line-up, and all of their wild outfits, including (seen from L to R): Adam Beach as Slipknot, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Karen Fukuhara as Katana, Cara Delevingne as Enchantress, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Will Smith as Deadshot, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, and Jay Hernandez as El Diablo. We recently got a first look at Jared Leto as The Joker, so that pretty much covers everyone. From this first look, I'm sure Harley Quinn is going to be every geek's favorite character in 2016. Here's the first official photo for Warner Bros' Suicide Squad, tweeted out by David Ayer with this ...

Han, Chewie + The New Trio on Vanity Fair's Latest 'Star Wars' Cover

Mon, 04 May 2015 00:54:37 +0000

The Empire Reboots! Is that really the bold, eye-catching headline Lucasfilm wants on the cover of Vanity Fair? Is the new Star Wars saga really being dubbed a "reboot" or is that just mumbo jumbo they threw on there to sell magazines? Who knows. Vanity Fair has unveiled a new cover shot photographed by Annie Leibovitz showing Han and Chewie (Harrison Ford + Peter Mayhew) sitting with two new guys: Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, and BB-8 as BB-8. Yes, I'm including BB-8 as part of the new "trio" even though Oscar Isaac as X-Wing pilot Poe is missing from this cover. It's a cool shot and the best part is that Leibovitz has taken even more photos, and more will be revealed once the magazine is on stands. Woot. Here's the first of many cover shots revealed by @VanityFair today featuring the new Star Wars cast: You can still catch the second teaser trailer for The Force Awakens ...

Watch: Stunning US Trailer for Animated Adaptation of 'The Prophet'

Sat, 02 May 2015 06:35:01 +0000

About one month ago, we featured a beautiful international trailer for an animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, a big screen version of the collection of prose and poems known around the world. Now another gorgeous domestic trailer for the film featuring several different kinds of animation has arrived, all connected by an artist (Liam Neeson), his housekeeper (Salma Hayek), and her daughter (voiced by Quvenzhané Wallis). This looks like it'll be a nice break from the blockbuster action extravaganzas late this summer, with wonderful animation to stimulate your eyes and your mind. There's also supposed to be some great new music from Glen Hansard, Damien Rice and Yo-Yo Ma. Watch below! Here's the US trailer for Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet from GKIDS Films: You can still watch the previous international trailer for Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet right here. Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet is directed by Roger Allers, Paul and Gaëtan Brizzi, Joan C. Gratz, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Tomm Moore, Nina Paley, ...

It's Official - Josh Trank is No Longer Directing a 'Star Wars' Spin-Off

Fri, 01 May 2015 23:40:49 +0000

Briefly: As much as I hate reporting on the non-news that someone is no longer working on a project they were originally attached to work on, if it involves Star Wars, it's still worth mentioning. StarWars.com and Variety are reporting that Lucasfilm has officially announced and confirmed that Josh Trank (director of Chronicle and this year's Fantastic Four reboot) will no longer be directing a Star Wars spin-off movie. Not long after Gareth Edwards got the first offer for Star Wars: Rogue One, due in theaters late 2016, Trank landed the gig to direct the next spin-off solo Star Wars movie due in 2018. However, he's been booted and Disney/Lucasfilm are going back to the drawing board - no replacements have been named yet. Interesting... The full statement from Josh Trank himself, as released on StarWars.com - this one is rather long: "After a year of having the incredible honor of developing with the wonderful and talented people at Lucasfilm, I’m making ...

Watch: Go Behind the Scenes of George Miller's 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Fri, 01 May 2015 20:20:56 +0000

We now have two weeks until Mad Max: Fury Road hits theaters, and just after one final trailer for the big chase blockbuster arrived earlier this week, the first featurette taking us behind the scenes of the bonkers flick has arrived. The action in the trailers promises some mind-blowing stunts, and this featurette shows director George Miller on the desert set, with moving vehicles and all, showing just how berserk this film is going to be. Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron and more also offer their thoughts on Miller as a director and hype the film's wonderful chaos. The more I see, the more excited I get to see this flick. Watch! Here's the first featurette for George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road from Warner Bros. Pictures: You can still watch the final 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, ...

Sound Off: Marvel Studio's 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' - Your Thoughts?

Fri, 01 May 2015 19:27:26 +0000

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "There is only one path to peace... your extinction." Now playing around the world is Marvel Studio's Avengers: Age of Ultron, the highly-anticipated sequel to Joss Whedon's The Avengers from 2012. The whole cast is back for a superhero team-up unlike anything, but this time the villain is a creation of their own. Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner, Chris Evans as Cap, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, Don Cheadle as War Machine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany as Vision. Directed by Joss Whedon. So how is it? Better than the first? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Avengers: Age of Ultron. Spoiler Warning: We strongly urge everyone to actually see the film before reading ahead, as there may be spoilers below. We also encourage all commenters ...

Watch: First Trailer for Creepy Sleep Paralysis Doc 'The Nightmare'

Fri, 01 May 2015 17:59:56 +0000

"It's a kind of horror that is worse than like in the movies." One of the most terrifying films of the year won't be a horror film that Hollywood cooked up with jump scares, it will be a documentary called The Nightmare. The director of Room 237 has turned his camera on subjects who suffer from sleep paralysis, a curious ailment shared by many across the globe, all with similar supernatural horrors and phenomena. This played at Sundance earlier this year, and it's very unnerving and thought provoking. At the same time, there's something about it that feels like it builds up the potential horror for the audience a little too much. Here's the teaser trailer for Rodney Ascher's The Nightmare, originally from Apple: The Nightmare is directed by Rodney Ascher (Roomy 237). You are very tired. The pillow is soft. It’s late at night, and you start to drift off in your bed. Snap—your body locks up, totally frozen. But you ...