Saturday, November 30, 2013


The nominations for the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards have been announced. The main contenders include Steve McQueen's drama "12 Years a Slave" which has earned seven nominations, followed by Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" with six nods and the lost-at-sea drama "All is Lost" starring Robert Redford, with four noms. The Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis" was nominated for Best Feature, Best Male Lead (Oscar Isaac) and Best Cinematography. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was nominated for Best First Screenplay for his work on "Don Jon".

Read the complete list of nominations after the jump.


Movies opening this week in theaters:

  • FROZEN (Walt Disney Pictures / PG / Wide)
  • OLDBOY (FilmDistrict / R / Wide)
  • HOMEFRONT (Open Road Films / R / Wide)
  • MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (The Weinstein Co. / PG-13 / Limited)

Synopses, details, critical reception, trailers, clips and more after the jump.

Friday, November 29, 2013


Watertower Music has released samples for all the tracks of Howard Shore's epic score from Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" via Soundcloud. You can listen to all of them, about 43 minutes, after the jump. Also, Warner Bros. has released a huge batch of images from the film, which you can also enjoy after the jump.

The film stars Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Lee Pace, Stephen Fry and Benedict Cumberbatch.

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" opens on December 13, 2013.

Check out the soundtrack and pictures after the jump.


A new teaser trailer has been released for the 3D stop-motion animated film "The Boxtrolls" from Laika Studios, the studio that brought us "Coraline" and "ParaNorman". The film features the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Toni Collette, Jared Harris, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade and Tracy Morgan. "The Boxtrolls" opens on September 26, 2014.

Watch the trailer after the jump.


The first trailer and poster for the Jesus movie "Son of God" have been released. This is a feature film version of the Jesus episodes from the popular TV miniseries "The Bible". Diogo Morgado reprises the role of Jesus. The film also stars Greg Hicks, Adrian Schiller, Darwin Shaw, Sebastian Knapp, Amber Rose Revah and Roma Downey. The release date is February 28, 2014.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

Thursday, November 28, 2013


A bunch of new release dates have been announced today:
  • Duncan Jones' "Warcraft" movie will be released on March 11, 2016. The release date has been moved from December 18, 2015, because "Star Wars: Episode VII" will be released on that day and it's quite obvious who would come out a winner from that face off.

  • Universal Pictures' remake of "The Mummy" will be released on April 22, 2016. The remake will be directed by Andy Muschietti ("Mama"), produced by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci ("Star Trek") and written by Jon Spaihts ("Prometheus").

  • Director Rob Cohen's "The Boy Next Door", a psychological thriller starring Jennifer Lopez, will be released on January 23, 2015.


This bit of news also qualifies as a release date update, but it's something that deserves a little more writing space. Paramount Pictures has decided that the release date for a new "Friday the 13th" reboot should be March 13, 2015. This would be the 13th installment in the horror franchise. The series has been rebooted before in 2009 by producers Sean S. Cunningham, director of the original, and Michael Bay. While the idea of a second reboot might sound dumb, it's actually something which was expected due to the fact that Paramount picked up the full rights for the Friday the 13th franchise from Warner Bros. in exchange for Warner getting in on "Interstellar", Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi flick. Here is the official announcement which came via Twitter:
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Paramount sets FRIDAY THE 13th for March 13, 2015. Not a sequel to the reboot, mind you, another reboot entirely.

Earlier this year it was announced that Steven Spielberg would be picking up Stanley Kubrick's long-developed project, a "Napoleon" biopic, and that the director intends on developing it as a miniseries for HBO. Now it seems that Spielberg and HBO are interested in letting Baz Luhrmann direct it. Luhrmann, whose work includes films like "Romeo + Juliet", "Moulin Rouge" and this year's "The Great Gatsby", seems like an interesting choice and HBO will surely provide a considerable budget for the project. This isn't the only Napoleon Bonaparte project out there. Warner Bros. is also producing a biopic which will be directed by Rupert Sanders ("Snow White and the Huntsman").

Quentin Tarantino has revealed in an interview that his next project will be another Western, but not a sequel to "Django Unchained". The filmmaker had previously stated his intention of creating a "rewritten history" trilogy which would include Django and "Inglorious Basterds". Also, it seems that Tarantino is almost finished writing the script, so we should find out pretty soon what the movie will be about.
"I haven’t told anyone this publicly, but I will say the genre: It’s a western. I had so much fun doing Django, and I love westerns so much that after I taught myself how to make one, it’s like 'OK! Let me make another one now that I know what I’m doing'."


Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Still wondering who killed JFK ? Apparently, it was Magneto. A new clip that is part of the viral campaign for Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" presents the conspiracy theory according to which Magneto was behind the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and was in fact guiding the projectile that would later be known as the "bent bullet". Don't worry, there's actually more to it. In fact, it seems that Trask Industries has manipulated Mystique and convinced her to kill President Kennedy and Magneto was actually there to stop her. You can find all this and more on the viral website created for the movie "The Bent Bullet".

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" stars Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Peter Dinklage, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Shawn Ashmore, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy and Halle Berry.

The film will open in theaters on May 23, 2014.

Watch the viral clip after the jump.

James Newton Howard

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Release Date
November 25, 2013


1. Katniss
2. I Had To Do That
3. We Have Visitors
4. Just Friends
5. Mockingjay Grafitti
6. The Tour
7. Daffodil Waltz
8. Waltz in A Op. 39, No. 15
9. Fireworks
10. Anthem
11. Peacekeepers
12. Prim
13. A Quarter Quell
14. Katniss Is Chosen
15. Introducing The Tributes
16. There s Always A Flaw
17. Bow And Arrow
18. We re A Team
19. Let s Start
20. The Games Begin
21. Peeta s Heart Stops
22. Treetops
23. The Fog
24. Monkey Mutts
25. Jabberjays
26. I Need You
27. Broken Wire
28. Arena Crumbles
29. Good Morning Sweetheart



A new clip has been released for "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" along with a new poster. The clip shows Ben Stiller in full daydream mode rescuing a dog from an exploding building.

The film stars Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt and Shirley MacLaine.

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" opens in theaters on December 25, 2013.

Check out the clip and poster after the jump.


Five new movie clips have been relesed for the Coen Brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis".

The film stars Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Justin Timberlake, F. Murray Abraham, Garrett Hedlund and Adam Driver.

"Inside Llewyn Davis" opens on December 6, 2013.

Watch the movie clips after the jump.


A new trailer has been released for director Renny Harlin's "Hercules: The Legend Begins", the small budget alternative to the epic Hercules movie starring Dwayne Johnson which will also be released next year. And judging from this movie's, I bet they're planning on a sequel, too.

The film stars Kellan Lutz as the legendary hero and he is joined by Scott Adkins, Liam McIntyre, Liam Garrigan, Jonathon Schaech, Roxanne McKee, Gaia Weiss and Rade Serbedzija.

"Hercules: The Legend Begins" will be released in 3D on January 10, 2014.

Watch the trailer after the jump.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


The first trailer and poster for the true story drama "Gimme Shelter" have been released.

Vanessa Hudgens stars as a pregnant teenager who runs away from her abusive mother (Rosario Dawson) and is rejected by her Wall Street father (Brendan Fraser). The girl finds herself on a desperate journey of survival and she will find true family where she least expects it. It looks like Hudgens gives a tour-de-force performance and it could be the real breakout role that she needs to escape her "High School Musical" roots.

The film also stars James Earl Jones and Ann Dowd.

"Gimme Shelter" opens in theaters on January 24, 2014.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

Monday, November 25, 2013

The first official image of Oprimus Prime from Michael Bay's "Transformers: Age of Extinction" has been released and everyone can now check out the transformer's new look on the cover of Empire Magazine. Here is the image:


Previous official images released by the filmmakers inlcude a Set Photo Featuring Mark Wahlberg and Michael Bay and several Transformer vehicle images: 2013 Pagani Huayra and the 2014 Argosy Freightliner, Lamborghini Aventador, Optimus Prime's Western Star truck, the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse, the C7 Corvette Stingray (green), Bumblebee's vintage 1967 Camaro and the new Concept Camaro, and a new Autobot called Hound.

"Transformers 4" stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Li Bingbing, Sophia Myles and Glenn Morshower. The sequel will open on June 27, 2014.

Transformers 4 Poster Age of Extinction



The first two clips and eight character posters have been released for the comedy sequel "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues". The posters feature Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, Paul Rudd as Brian Fantana, David Koechner as Champion Kind, Steve Carell as Brick Tamland, Christina Applegate as Veronica Corningstone, Kristen Wiig as Chani, Meagan Good as Linda, Ron’s new boss, and James Marsden as Jack, Ron’s new rival.

The film also stars Dylan Baker, Greg Kinnear and Harrison Ford. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" opens on December 20, 2013.

Check out the movie clips and posters after the jump.


Disney has announced the release date for the sequel to Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland". The fantasy film will open in theaters on May 27, 2016. "The Muppets" director James Bobin will replace Burton for the sequel and the script is being written by Linda Woolverton ("Maleficent", "The Lion King"). Mia Wasikowska will reprise the role of Alice and Johnny Depp will also return as the Mad Hatter. "Alice in Wonderland 2" is still in pre-production, so that's all we know, for know.

Emily Blunt ("Looper") is set to star in the psychological thriller "Sister". The film is based on Rosamund Lupton's bestselling (aren't they all) novel "Sister". Blunt will play a woman who "investigates the death of her younger sister Tess, whose death is ruled a suicide by police. Convinced that her sister was murdered, Beatrice sets out to uncover the strange events leading up to Tess’ death, though she may pay a terrible price for the truth." The producers are currently looking for a writer to adapt the book.

Director Rob Cohen ("The Fast and the Furious", "Alex Cross") has been tapped to direct a remake of the 1989 movie "Road House" for MGM. The original starred Patrick Swayze and Kelly Lynch. Swayze played a tough as nails bouncer with a mysterious past who is hired to tame a dirty bar in Missouri. The screenplay for the remake has been written by Michael Stokes ("Iron Eagle IV"). While "Road House" did manage to gather a cult following over the years, I doubt it's going to make a serious impact at the box-office, especially considering MGM's other remake this year, "Carrie" which was based on an even more popular film and a Stephen King novel and it still tanked, and during the Halloween week, no less. So, I really think MGM should be a little more cautious about these remakes.

"Warcraft" director Duncan Jones ("Moon") has dropped out of the Ian Fleming biopic which was supposed to start production last year. The film, titled "Fleming" seems to have hit a bump, and Jones was unable to remain on the project considering he will begin filming on the "Warcraft" adaptation in January 2014. "Fleming" is based on Andrew Lycett’s biography of Ian Fleming, and it's supposed to explore the author's life as a true international spy. The producers are currently searching for a replacement director.



Four new character poster have been released for the comedy "That Awkward Moment" featuring the film's leads Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller and Imogen Poots. The film also stars Mackenzie Davis and Jessica Lucas.

"That Awkward Moment" opens in theaters on January 31, 2014.

Check out the posters after the jump.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Box Office Hunger Games Catching Fire

As expected, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" stormed the box-office this weekend and managed to break a record in the process. The sequel opened with an estimated $161 million, beating the first film's $152 million debut and it is currently the highest grossing November debut of all time, ahead of the $142 million grossed by "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" in its opening weekend. As far as general opening weekend rankings go, "Catching Fire" is the fourth biggest debut, surpassed only by "The Avengers" ($207 million), "Iron Man 3" ($174 million) and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" ($169 million), films which also benefited from the higher prices of the 3D tickets. "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" also performed well overseas, grossing an additional $146 million, which adds up to a worldwide total of $307 million, already close to half of the first film's worldwide total of $691 million.

The Vince Vaughn comedy "Delivery Man" failed to generate much resistance against "Catching Fire". The film opened in fourth place, grossing only $8 million and becoming yet another box-office underperformer for the actor who has not been able to score another hit since 2009's "Couples Retreat".

More box-office details and the complete top 10, after the jump.


This post contains all the news, trailers, movie clips, DVD/Blu-Ray releases and many more, that you may have missed in the last seven days, arranged in an accessible manner. Just browse and click the article titles you want to read. Read the full article to check out the weekly summary.

THe Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Release Date
November 19, 2013


1. Atlas (Coldplay)

2. Silhouettes (Of Monsters and Men)

3. Elastic Heart (Sia, ft. The Weeknd & Diplo)

4. Lean (The National)

5. We Remain (Christina Aguilera)

6. Devil May Cry (The Weeknd)

7. Who We Are (Imagine Dragons)

8. Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Lorde)

9. Gale Song (The Lumineers)

10. Mirror (Ellie Goulding)

11. Capital Letter (Patti Smith)

12. Shooting Arrows At The Sky (Santigold)

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Deluxe Edition

Various Artists

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Release Date
November 19, 2013


1. Atlas (Coldplay)

2. Silhouettes (Of Monsters and Men)

3. Elastic Heart (Sia, ft. The Weeknd & Diplo)

4. Lean (The National)

5. We Remain (Christina Aguilera)

6. Devil May Cry (The Weeknd)

7. Who We Are (Imagine Dragons)

8. Everybody Wants To Rule The World (Lorde)

9. Gale Song (The Lumineers)

10. Mirror (Ellie Goulding)

11. Capital Letter (Patti Smith)

12. Shooting Arrows At The Sky (Santigold)

13. Place For Us (Mikky Ekko)

14. Lights (Phantogram)

15. Angel On Fire (Antony & The Johnsons)


Saturday, November 23, 2013


The teaser trailer and poster for the comedy sequel "A Haunted House 2" have been released. The film is a spoof of the "Paranormal Activity" franchise and similar horror flicks. Judging from this trailer I believe they are also taking aim at 2012's "Sinister" which starred Ethan Hawke. The plot here is simple enough. The protagonist of the first film, played by Marlon Wayans, moves into a new house, only to discover that this one is haunted as well.

The film also stars Gabriel Iglesias, Jamie Pressly, Essence Atkins, Affion Crockett, Dave Sheridan and Ashley Rickards.

"A Haunted House 2" opens in theaters on March 28, 2014.

Watch the trailer after the jump.


The first movie clip for the drama "August: Osage County" has been released today. The film is an adaptation of Pulitzer and Tony-winning play written by Tracy Letts. The clip is an obvious showcase of Meryl Streep's acting skills and from the looks of it, this is a darker, but excellent performance that could earn the veteran actress some well deserved recognition during the awards season.

The cast also includes Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Benedict Cumberbatch, Margot Martindale, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin and Sam Shepard.

"August: Osage County" will open in theaters on December 25th.

Watch the clip after the jump.


We have the first movie clip from Ben Stiller's new directorial project "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty". Stiller stars as an office worker who daydreams his way out of his dull life. In the clip, Stiller has a hilarious conversation with a character played by Patton Oswalt while riding a bicycle towards a volcano.

The film also stars Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn, Adam Scott, Patton Oswalt and Shirley MacLaine.

"The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" opens in theaters on December 25, 2013.

Watch the clip after the jump.

New TV spots have been released for the following films :

  • Three new TV spots for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Harrison Ford, Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig and James Marsden. Opens on December 20th

  • Two new TV spots for Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug". Opens on December 13th in 2D, 3D, HFR 3D, and IMAX 3D.

  • The first TV spot for David O. Russell's "American Hustle" starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner. Opens on December 19th.

Watch the TV spots after the jump.

Friday, November 22, 2013


Movies opening this week in theaters:

  • THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE (Lionsgate / PG-13 / Wide)
  • DELIVERY MAN (Walt Disney Pictures / PG-13 / Wide)
  • PHILOMENA (The Weinstein Company / PG-13 / Limited)

Synopses, details, critical reception, trailers, clips and more after the jump.


David Ayer's gritty action thriller "Sabotage" gets its first official trailer. The film was formerly known as "Ten" and its plot follows a unit of ten DEA agents led by John 'Breacher' Wharton (Arnold Schwarzenegger) who fight against the world's deadliest drug cartels. But things are about to get rough for them after a raid on a cartel safe house lands them in the sights of a mysterious assassin who eliminates the agents one-by-one.

The film is directed by David Ayer ("End of Watch") and written by Ayer and Skip Woods ("Swordfish"). The cast also includes Sam Worthington, Mireille Enos, Joe Manganiello, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Max Martini, Josh Holloway and Olivia Williams.

"Sabotage" opens in theaters on April 11, 2014.

Watch the trailer after the jump.


A new trailer and poster for "Vampire Academy" have been released.

The film, based on Richelle Mead's novel, is directed by Mark Waters ("Mean Girls") and adapted by Daniel Waters ("Heathers").

The cast features Lucy Fry, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Sarah Hyland, Joely Richardson, Olga Kurylenko, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Claire Foy and Ashley Charles.

"Vampire Academy" opens in theaters on February 14, 2014.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.


The first movie clip for the true story drama "The Wolf of Wall Street" has been released.

The film is directed by Martin Scorsese and it stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Jonah Hill, Kyle Chandler, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal and Rob Reiner

"The Wolf of Wall Street" opens on December 25th.

Watch the clip after the jump.


The first trailer and poster for Atom Egoyan’s true story drama "Devil’s Knot" have been released. The film covers the infamous West Memphis Three case in which three young teenagers were wrongfully charged with murdering three young boys during an alleged satanic ritual in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993. Reese Witherspoon stars as the mother of one of three kids who were killed. Both she and a private investigator (Colin Firth) suspect that the truth has not been fully revealed.

The film also stars Dane DeHaan, Mireille Enos, Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Stephen Moyer, Alessandro Nivola and Amy Ryan.

No release date has been set.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Colin Firth ("The King's Speech") will star in an adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette's noir novel "Three to Kill". The adaptation will be directed by Christopher McQuarrie ("Jack Reacher", "The Usual Suspects") who is also set to begin shooting "Mission: Impossible 5" in February 2014. Firth will star as a "disillusioned businessman witnesses a murder and finds himself being hunted by two relentless sociopaths". For more details, here is the book's synopsis:
"Businessman Georges Gerfaut witnesses a murder—and is pursued by the killers. His conventional life knocked off the rails, Gerfaut turns the tables and sets out to track down his pursuers. Along the way, he learns a thing or two about himself…. Manchette—masterful stylist, ironist, and social critic—limns the cramped lives of professionals in a neo-conservative world."


A release date has been announced for "Mad Max: Fury Road". The new installment in the post-apocalyptic franchise is set to open in theaters on May 15, 2015. The film has been a very long time in the making and it has been shooting for about three years. "Fury Road" will be directed by George Miller who has also directed the previous three Mad Max movies, and the cast includes Tom Hardy ("The Dark Knight Rises") as the new Max, Nicholas Hoult ("X-Men: First Class"), Charlize Theron ("Monster") and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ("Transformers: Dark of the Moon").


Universal Pictures has announced the release date for the sequel to the hit home-invasion horror "The Purge". The sequel will hit theaters on June 20, 2014. The decision to make the sequel came immediately after "The Purge" grossed $34 million in its opening weekend versus a budget of $3 million. The new installment will be produced by the first film's writer/director James DeMonaco and co-producer Michael Bay. "The Purge" starred Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey, and I'm curious to see if the sequel will pick up the story with the same characters, or at least what's left of them, or if they'll go for a different set of characters for a new Purge day.


And, last but definitely not least, the third installment in the "Insidious" series also has an official release date. "Insidious: Chapter 3" will be released on April 3, 2015. The sequel's script will once again be penned by Leigh Whannell ("Saw"). Director James Wan who had great success with both films in the franchise and scored another huge hit with this year's haunted house horror "The Conjuring" has expressed his desire to try out other genres for a change. In fact, he is currently working on "Fast & Furious 7", so it's possible that he won't return to helm the new sequel.


Wednesday, November 20, 2013


We have the first official images for David Ayer's new action thriller "Sabotage", formerly known as "Ten". The film's plot focuses on a unit of DEA agents who are hunted one by one by an unknown assassin after stealing from a drug cartel safe house. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Mireille Enos, Joe Manganiello, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Max Martini, Josh Holloway and Olivia Williams.

"Sabotage" opens in theaters on April 11, 2014.

Check out the images after the jump.


The first trailer and poster for director Philippe Caland's horror thriller "Repentance" have been released.

The film stars Anthony Mackie, Forest Whitaker, Mike Epps, Sanaa Lathan and Nicole Ari Parker.

"Repentance" opens in theaters on February 28, 2014.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.


We have the first trailer and poster for the drama "Twice Born" starring Penelope Cruz and Emile Hirsch. The film is based on the bestseller by Margaret Mazzantini and it tells the story of Gemma (Cruz), an Italian professor who returns to Sarajevo after the war with her teenage son Pietro. She longs to show him the country where she fell passionately in love with his father, Diego (Hirsch), but she is about to discover a long-hidden secret, one that will reveal far more to their knotted past than even her haunted memories can disclose.

The film also stars Adnan Haskovic, Saadet Aksoy, Pietro Castellitto, Luca De Filippo, Jane Birkin, Sergio Castellitto, Mira Furlan and Jovan Diviak.

"Twice Born" will be released in theaters and on VOD on December 6, 2013.

Check out the trailer and poster after the jump.


The new trailer for "Muppets Most Wanted" is here, along with four new images and a new poster. The sequel finds the Muppets travelling across Europe. Unfortunately, their tour is cut short by their unwitting involvement in an international crime caper.

The film also stars Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell, Tom Hiddleston, Salma Hayek, Christoph Waltz, Danny Trejo, Ray Liotta, Til Schweiger, Frank Langella, Usher and Céline Dion.

"Muppets Most Wanted" opens on March 21, 2014.

Check out the trailer, images and poster after the jump.


A new international trailer and eight new images have been released for the "RoboCop" remake. Jose Padilha's film seems to have augmented the original's story with some intriguing new elements. For example, the international trailer reveals that Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman), once transformed into RoboCop, is completely aware of his human life prior to the near-fatal incident (which in this movie is a much more PG-13 car bomb). While in the original Murphy gradually reclaimed his memories and humanity, the new RoboCop must deal with being part-human, part-machine from the beginning. It's an interesting element that could make up for the CGI overkill in the action scenes.

The remake also stars Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel, Michael Keaton, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and Jackie Earle Haley.

"RoboCop" opens on February 12, 2014.

Check out the trailer and images after the jump.

Monday, November 18, 2013


The full-length theatrical trailer for the videogame adaptation "Need for Speed" is finally here, along with a batch of new images from the film. This is pretty much an old-school revenge story seasoned with "Fast & Furious" style racing action, and the trailer does provide a lot more footage from the film's various car chases. It remains to be seen, though, if the filmmakers managed to translate the videogame into a worthy movie, or if it's just another "Fast & Furious" wannabe trying to cash-in on a cinematic trend.

The film is directed by Scott Waugh ("Act of Valor") and it stars Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Kid Cudi, Ramon Rodriguez, Rami Malek, Harrison Gilbertson, Dakota Johnson and Michael Keaton.

"Need for Speed" opens on March 14, 2014.

Check out the trailer and images after the jump.


An exclusive first clip has been released online for "47 Ronin" and it features a fight between Keanu Reeves and a CGI ogre of some sort. The CGI isn't particularly breathtaking, but it's not quite as bad as "R.I.P.D.", and the creature kind of looks like a non-green Hulk. The film also stars Rinko Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Sanada, Kou Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Jin Aksanishi.

"47 Ronin" opens in theaters on Christmas Day.

Watch the clip after the jump.


Three new pictures and three new posters have been released for the comedy Grudge Match. Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro star as two retired boxers who get a new chance chance to fight and settle a 30-year-old grudge. The film also stars Alan Arkin, Kevin Hart, Jon Bernthal and Kim Basinger.

Grudge Match opens in theaters on December 25th.

Check out the images and posters after the jump.


Today we have 21 new images for the drama "Out of the Furnace". The film stars Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Sam Shepard, Casey Affleck and Forest Whitaker. The interesting thing about these new pictures is that they reveal the character played by Willem Dafoe. The film is directed by Scott Cooper ("Crazy Heart").

"Out of the Furnace" opens in theaters on December 6th.

Check out the images after the jump.


As the release date for the drama "Philomena" starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan fastly approaches, here is are a new trailer, 5 movie clips, a viral clip and a making of featurette. The film is directed by Stephen Frears ("The Queen") and it's based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondant Martin Sixsmith.

The film has had some problems with the MPAA which initially rated it R for language. This prompted the release of a biting Funny Or Die viral clip in which Dench reprises the role of M from the James Bond franchise and instructs agent 002 (Coogan) to use his special skills to convince the MPAA to lower the rating to a PG-13. Eventually, the Weinstein Company won their ratings appeal and now "Philomena" is rated PG-13. Unfortunately, the Funny or Die clip is no longer available on their website, but a teaser clip is, so I've posted that one here. I suppose that the MPAA asked for the clip to be taken down once the appeal was won. Too bad, because it was really funny.

"Philomena" opens in select theaters across the US on November 22nd.

Watch the trailer, clips and featurette after the jump.