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    Saturday
    Feb282015

    "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Poster Along With German Version

    Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to the Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure. 

    Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk.  Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision. Written and directed by Joss Whedon and produced by Kevin Feige, Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963. Get set for an action-packed thrill ride when The Avengers return in Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015.


    Saturday
    Feb282015

    "Get Hard" Poster Featuring Will Ferrell & Kevin Hart

    When millionaire hedge fund manager James (Will Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell (Kevin Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to prison. Together, the two men do whatever it takes for James to “get hard” and, in the process, discover how wrong they were about a lot of things – including each other. 


    Saturday
    Feb282015

    Simon Pegg In The 2nd "Kill Me Three Times" Trailer

    A mercurial assassin (Simon Pegg) discovers he isn't the only person trying to kill the siren (Alice Braga) of a sun-drenched surfing town. In this darkly comedic thriller, the hitman finds himself unravelling three tales of mayhem, murder, blackmail and revenge.

    COURTESY OF MOVIECLIPS TRAILERS

    Saturday
    Feb282015

    Official Trailer For "Superfast!" Fast & Furious Franchise Spoof

    Undercover cop Lucas White joins Vin Serento's LA gang of illegal street racers. They are fast and they are furious and they plan to double cross LA crime kingpin Juan Carlos de la Sol who hides his cash in a downtown Taco Bell. The gangs outrageous plan is as daring as it is ridiculous and will see them towing the whole damn restaurant, at crazy speeds.

    COURTESY OF MOVIECLIPS TRAILERS 

    Saturday
    Feb282015

    "While We're Young" Official Trailer #2 With Ben Stiller & Adam Driver

    An uptight documentarian and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple. The comedy stars Ben Stiller & Adam Driver. 

    COURTESY OF MOVIECLIPS TRAILERS

    Friday
    Feb272015

    Harrison Ford to Return for 'Blade Runner 2'; Denis Villeneuve to Direct

    For all those Blade Runner fans who have been concerned about that 'in-development' sequel going on the past few years...it might actually turn out to be good.

    Alcon Entertainment has announced that Harrson Ford - star of the original 1982 sci-fi classic - will return for the sequel as Rick Deckard.  While his character won't be the star this time around, he will appear in the third act of the film in a small but critical role.

    On top of that, while it was believed the first film's director Ridley Scott would return to direct, it's now been announced the Denis Villenueve (Prisoners) will helm the sequel which is set to start shooting in the summer of 2016.

    Having seen the original film (and not being the biggest fan of it but understanding why it's such a cult classic), this all actually sounds like the best case scenario they could have come up with for a sequel.

    By bringing back Harrison Ford in a lesser but important role, you honor the connection to the first fiilm while being able to do something new and inventive this time around.  Also, by making Ridley Scott the producer for this (and let's be honest, he hasn't exactly been knocking them out of the park for the past decade), you ensure the new film's vision still stays true to the original with a great, young talent in Villenueve taking the reigns.

    Hampton Fancher (who wrote the original film), wrote the script for the sequel based on an idea by him and Ridley Scott.  Michael Green (Green Lantern) is also credited as a co-writer on this project.

    The film is set to take place decades after the conclusion of the 1982 classic.

    See below for the official press release:

    LOS ANGELES, CA, FEBRUARY 26, 2015 —Harrison Ford will reprise his celebrated role of Rick Deckard in the sequel to Alcon Entertainment’s BLADE RUNNER and Academy Award nominee Denis Villeneuve to (Prisoners, Incendies) is in negotiations to direct, it was announced by Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson.

    Film is scheduled to start principle photography in summer of 2016. Hampton Fancher (co-writer of the original) and Michael Green have written the original screenplay based on an idea by Fancher and Ridely Scott.

    The story takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original.

    State Johnson and Kosove: “We are honored that Harrison is joining us on this journey with Denis Villeneuve, who is a singular talent, as we experienced personally on Prisoners. Hampton and Michael, with Ridley Scott, have crafted a uniquely potent and faithful sequel to one of the most universally celebrated films of all time, and we couldn’t be more thrilled with this amazing, creative team.”

    Ford will next be seen in The Age of Adaline for Lionsgate and the highly anticipated upcoming Star Wars for Walt Disney Pictures. Recent releases include the Warner Bros./Legendary box office hit 42.

    Villeneuve most recently directed the crime thriller Sicario, staring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, and Benecio Del Toro for Black Label Media and Lionsgate. He also directed Canada’s Oscar nominated French language film Incendies, and Alcon Entertainment’s critically acclaimed Prisoners, staring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal.

    Alcon Entertainment acquired the film, television and ancillary franchise rights to BLADE RUNNER in 2011 from producer Bud Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels to the iconic science-fiction thriller. Yorkin will serve as a producer on the sequel along with Kosove and Johnson. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will co-produce.

    Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble, CEO’s of Thunderbird Films, will serve as executive producers.

    Among its many distinctions, BLADE RUNNER has been singled out as one of the greatest movies of all time by innumerable polls and media outlets, and overwhelmingly as the greatest science-fiction film of all time by a majority of genre publications.

    Released by Warner Bros., BLADE RUNNER was adapted by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples from Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” and was directed by Ridley Scott following his landmarkAlien.” The film was nominated for two Academy Awards (Best Visual Effects, and Best Art Direction).

    BLADE RUNNER was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” The film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry in 1993 and is frequently taught in university courses. In 2007, it was named the 2nd most visually influential film of all time by the Visual Effects Society.

    ABOUT ALCON ENTERTAINMENT

    Co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson founded Alcon Entertainment in 1997 with partner Frederick W. Smith, the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx. Warner Bros. distributes Alcon’s motion pictures via the companies’ long-term output distribution agreement.

    Alcon has financed and produced, and/or co-financed/produced 29 films to date, including “My Dog Skip,” the Academy Award nominated Best Picture “The Blind Side,” which earned Sandra Bullock a Best Actress Oscar; “The Book of Eli,” starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman; “Insomnia,” starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank and directed by Chris Nolan; “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants;” “P.S. I Love You,” starring Hilary Swank; the critically acclaimed “Prisoners,” a dramatic thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo, Terrance Howard and Paul Dano, and the family hit “Dolphin Tale 2,” a sequel to its original starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson. Alcon is currently in production on “Point Break,” a reimagining of the classic action movie filming on four continents starring Edgar Ramirez, Luke Bracey, and Ray Winstone. The Company is also developing a sequel to “Blade Runner” with Ridley Scott.

    Alcon Television Group is currently producing a four-hour mini-series documentary for HBO about the life and times of Frank Sinatra, directed Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney; and “The Expanse,” a space thriller for Syfy Network.

    Source: Alcon Entertainment

    Thursday
    Feb192015

    Press Release: 'Terminator Genisys' to be Released in IMAX 3D

    I know what you're thinking: this isn't really much of a story since most summer blockbusters are released in either 3D or IMAX 3D anyway but, it's a slow news day so...

    Paramount Pictures has announced director Alan Taylor's Terminator reboot, Terminator Genisys, will be released in both IMAX 3D and conventional theaters when it opens this summer on July 1st worldwide.

    Again, this doesn't come as much of a surprise as pretty much every big budget film released in the summer tries to get that extra surcharge out of the moviegoer but, considering this is a first for a Terminator film, it's pretty cool.

    I'm not really sure what to make of this new Terminator entry.  The filmmakers seem well intentioned in wanting to channel the vibe that series creator James Cameron did so well with the first two, but that's just the problem.  Trying to channel James Cameron means you're not James Cameron, and the results  can only end up disappointing.

    Anyway, read below for the full press release:

    IMAX Corporation today announced that Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions' release of Terminator Genisys, the reset of the blockbuster franchise, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Clarke, Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® 3D format and released into IMAX® theatres by Paramount Pictures worldwide starting July 1.
     
    Terminator Genisys is directed by Alan Taylor (Thor: The Dark World) and is produced by David Ellison and Dana Goldberg of Skydance Productions. The screenplay is by Laeta Kalorgridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) & Patrick Lussier (Drive Angry). The film also stars J. K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi, Matthew Smith, Courtney B. Vance and Byung-Hun Lee.
     
    "This film marks IMAX's first foray into the Terminator franchise and we're thrilled to be a part of it and team up once again with Alan Taylor and our friends at Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions," said Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp. and CEO of IMAX Entertainment. "We believe it's going to be a gangbusters summer at the movies next year, and Terminator Genisys is sure to be one of the season's most anticipated movies for IMAX fans worldwide."
     
    "We are so proud of the world we have built in Terminator Genisys and are thrilled that audiences will be able to experience the film in IMAX and IMAX 3D," said Ellison. "The IMAX experience is the most immersive film experience in the world, and I am thrilled that fans of the franchise and newcomers alike will be able to experience the film in this premium format."
     
    The IMAX® 3D release of Terminator Genisys will be digitally re-mastered into the image and sound quality of The IMAX Experience® with proprietary IMAX DMR® (Digital Re-mastering) technology. The crystal-clear images, coupled with IMAX's customized theatre geometry and powerful digital audio, create a unique environment that will make audiences feel as if they are in the movie.
    Source: Paramount Pictures
    Friday
    Feb132015

    First Trailer for 'Aloha' Starring Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone

    Our first look at Cameron Crowe's romantic comedy, Aloha, has been released online.

    The film - which stars Bradley Cooper and Emma Stone - is set in Hawaii, about a celebrated military contractor (Cooper) who ventures back to his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-time former flame while falling for the Air Force watchdog (Stone) assigned to him.

    With both Cooper and Stone's starpower having never been higher with both having Oscar nominations this year (especially Cooper though with the runaway success of American Sniper), this certainly looks like it could be the feel good film of the summer.

    The trailer does it's job in selling both the fun and heart of the film, and with an all-star supporting cast including Rachel McAdams, Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride and Alec Baldwin (as well as Cameron Crowe seemingly back in his Jerry Maguire form), Columbia Pictures may have a hit on their hands.

     

    Monday
    Feb092015

    Patrick Stewart May Co-Star in Next 'Wolverine' Movie

    Much like Marvel Studios' brilliant move in pairing Chris Evans with Robert Downey Jr. to co-star in Captain America: Civil War, 20th Century Fox looks to be taking a page out of their same playbook for the next Wolverine movie.

    According to Professor Xavier himself, Patrick Stewart states he may in fact co-star with Hugh Jackman in the forthcoming third Wolverine entry, due out March 3rd, 2017.  In a recent interview, the distinguished English actor states:

    “Magneto, Ian McKellen, is certainly going to be in [X-Men: Apocalypse].  And what I’m very excited about is that we have been talking about a Wolverine movie, which would team Hugh Jackman and myself together.  Wolverine and Professor Xavier.  That would be a very different sort of X-Men from the four movies that I’ve already done.”

    As you can see, Stewart also lets slip that his good friend Sir Ian McKellen is set to appear in the next X-Men (likely a cameo) - due out next year - when it was previously thought the two were finished with the franchise after last year's X-Men: Days of Future Past.

    Back to Wolverine though.  I think it's a great idea to pair Professor Xavier with Logan for the next entry as it would certainly add a new dynamic to the franchise as well as bring in something familiar to excite old fans.

    Wolverine 3 (tentative title) is likely to begin filming late this year, early next year under the direction of the returning James Mangold (who did a great job with The Wolverine) with a script by David James Kelly.

    Stay tuned for more as this year should definitely be another exciting one for comic book fans everywhere.

    Source: The Oregonian

    Wednesday
    Feb042015

    First Look at 'Poltergeist' Reboot; *Trailer Now Online*

    Having not seen the original 1982 horror classic, Poltergeist (though hoping to soon), I'm not sure what to make of a reboot coming 33 years later.

    The original film was directed by Tobe Hooper (the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) and was co-written by Steven Spielberg himself.  Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams starred as parents fighting back against an evil spirit who has abducted their daughter (Heather O'Rourke) within their home.

    The reboot is being helmed by newcomer Gil Kenan (Monster House) and is written by Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist, David Lindsay-Abaire.  It's also being produced by horror icon Sam Raimi (The Evil Dead series) whose plan is to mirror key aspects of the original.  Sam Rockwell (Seven Psychopaths) and Rosemarie DeWitt (Promised Land) now star as those parents fighting for their daughter (Kennedi Clements) against the evil spirit.

    The director, Kenan, is apparenly a huge fan of the '82 classic and vows to make a contemporary, worthy horror film:

    "Whenever someone approaches material that's so beloved, there's a reflexive reaction to be worried.  It's a responsibility we take very seriously.  We're working to make a Poltergeist film that lives up to the original's legacy."

    He also states that while he realizes he's making a 'scary movie', he wanted to add a little something extra this time around:

    "Unlike the traditional horror film, I wanted to put together a cast to give weight and reality to these characters.  It's the way to anchor the family.  It's such an emotional story at the core. Parents fighting to get their child back from the beyond."

    Although the original film centered around one demented television set, to bring the story into the modern world, screens work a bit differently now says producer Sam Rami:

    "The original film commented on how we've let television get out of control, babysitting our kids.  It's only gotten worse with the handheld portable devices.  Screens are everywhere."

    Finally, Kenan adds that while the family seeks the help of a supernatural researcher and clairvoyant (Jared Harris) once the supernatural terror becomes overwhelming, they eventually come to rely on each other:

    "The thing that keeps them a family is what they have to draw on, to stay sane, and also to win Madison back.  The film is super-scary.  And it's scary on its own terms.  I am excited to finally be able to share that with the world."

    You can check out the first official images from the reboot below with the first trailer hitting tomorrow.

    Poltergeist opens in theaters July 24th in 3D.

    Source: USA Today