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Monday, April 27, 2015

First Showing

Trailer for TIFF Selected Belgian Horror 'Cub' Puts Scouts in Danger

54 minutes ago
Sometimes films that make the rounds on the film festival circuit just don't make it to theaters for one reason or another. There may not be appeal to a distributor to bring it to theaters, or maybe it just doesn't drum up enough buzz. In the case of Cub, we're not sure what the issue is, but the Belgian horror film from Jonas Govaerts played TIFF last year, and has already hit theaters in plenty of overseas markets. The film follows a group of young campers who end up terrorized in the woods. Sadly, it will only be hitting Blu-Ray ... by Ethan Anderton

Watch: Sean Combs & Byung-Hun Lee in 'Rush Hour 4: Face/Off 2'

1 hour 14 minutes ago
If you're one of those action fans who has been waiting for a sequel to Face/Off or another installment in the Rush Hour franchise, what if we told you that it was possible to kill those two birds with one stone? Sean Combs (aka Diddy, P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Honey Combs) and Byung-Hun Lee (RED 2, Terminator: Genisys) have teamed up for the ultimate blockbuster sequel: Rush Hour 4: Face/Off 2. If you've been in Los Angeles, you might have seen a billboard for this project around town, and now it's finally arrived. This is such a weird idea, and ... by Ethan Anderton

'Ted 2' Red Band Trailer Gives the 'Law & Order' Theme Some Lyrics

1 hour 32 minutes ago
"It would be a sweet ass fucking baby." There's always plenty of blockbuster action during the summer, but there's also a few big comedies bringing the laughs as well. One of the bigger attempts to get your chuckles will be Ted 2, the sequel to Seth MacFarlane's feature comedy debut as director and the voice of a foul-mouthed, weed-smoking teddy bear. This time, Mark Wahlberg is helping his buddy have kids by being a sperm donor, but the legal system will be a big obstacle before it's allowed to happen legally. If you didn't like the first film, I can't ... by Ethan Anderton

Christian Bale Injury Forces Fox to Drown 'The Deep Blue Goodbye'

3 hours 21 minutes ago
If you were looking forward to seeing Christian Bale leading the adaptation of John D. MacDonald's mystery adventure novel The Deep Blue Goodbye, then we have some bad news. According to THR, Bale recently tore his ACL, which will prevent him from filming the adaptation due to how much physical exertion would have been required for the film, including an action sequence that would've taken place on boats. So for now, 20th Century Fox has put the project on hold, with some sources saying it could be postponed instead of scrapped completely, but the future fate of the film isn't ... by Ethan Anderton

Daniel Bruhl Confirmed as Baron Zemo in 'Captain America: Civil War'

3 hours 49 minutes ago
We're bound to be getting plenty of Marvel updates this week with the arrival of The Avengers: Age of Ultron hitting theaters beginning at 7pm on Thursday, April 30th. And today, we already have one update about the next film from Marvel Studios slated to go into production in May. Captain America: Civil War will have Iron Man (Tony Stark) and Captain America (Chris Evans) coming to blows, but there will still be a villain in play. We've known for awhile that Daniel Bruhl will play that villain, but there's been some confusion as to who he will actually play. ... by Ethan Anderton

First Look: Kodi Smit-McPhee as Nightcrawler in 'X-Men: Apocalypse'

4 hours 12 minutes ago
Back in February was when we heard from director Bryan Singer that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star Kodi Smit-McPhee would be playing a younger version of the teleporting mutant Nightcrawler, originally played by Alan Cumming in X2: X-Men United. And now, just a couple months later, we have our first look at Smit-McPhee teleporting in a quick little video that Singer posted to Twitter. Though the tweet making the reveal has since been removed, the video is still available online. We don't know anything about how Nightcrawler will be introduced this time, but Smit-McPhee looks good in ... by Ethan Anderton

Michael Bay Shows Off New Ride in 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2'

Yesterday
Much in the same way that director Michael Bay teased a bunch of the new vehicles we would be seeing in Transformers: Age of Extinction, the director has just given us a first look at the new ride our heroes in a half-shell will be driving around in for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2. It's completely different from the turtle van we saw in the first film, and this time Donatello, Michelangelo, Rapheael and Leonardo have a garbage truck to ride around in. Notice that the name on the side of the truck says 'Tartaruga" brothers, which is not only ... by Ethan Anderton

First Look: Jared Leto as The Joker in David Ayer's 'Suicide Squad'

3 days ago
Hahahahaha… Finally, after teasing photos of cutting the hair, David Ayer has revealed The Joker in full. Academy Award winning actor Jared Leto plays the DC villain in the upcoming movie Suicide Squad, that David Ayer is preparing to direct with one hell of a cast. Besides Leto, it has Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, Joel Kinnaman and Cara Delevingne. This first look is primarily just a promo shot, not an actual still from the film which just started shooting this month up in Toronto. He's got plenty of nice tattoos, that signature green hair, and a ... by Alex Billington

CinemaCon 2015 Recap - The Best Studio Footage We Saw This Year

3 days ago
What looks good this year? This past week I attended the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, an annual convention for movie theater owners + distributors. Every year Hollywood flies in actors and hosts elaborate presentations inside of The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to show off their movies over the next year. I've decided to recap all of the panels from all of the studios (Paramount, WB, Fox, Universal, Sony) and discuss some of the best footage we saw. They pack in so much into these presentations, and I'm glad we get a first look at some of the big projects ... by Alex Billington

Old & Young Schwarzenegger Fight in 'Terminator: Genisys' TV Spots

3 days ago
"Skynet has created a new Terminator to stop us." After the most recent trailer for Terminator: Genisys gave away a pretty big plot twist for the franchise sequel, some international TV spots bring that twist to the forefront of the marketing in Asian markets. However, there's also some new bits of footage here, including shots of the aged Terminator (old Arnold Schwarzenegger) fighting with the Schwarzenegger from the 80s. In addition, we also get to see some more shots of the advanced Terminator coming to blows with Schwarzenegger. And they're still milking that "I'll be back," line for everything it's ... by Ethan Anderton

More Terror in M. Night Shyalaman's 'The Visit' International Trailer

3 days ago
Hot on the heels of the US trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's return to the horror genre with The Visit, an international trailer has surfaced which gives us a completely different look at the film. This time we understand exactly why the film is a found footage story as granddaughter (Olivia DeJonge) seems to be filming some kind of home movie or class project as she and her brother (Ed Oxenbould) visit their grandparents. But during this weekend visit, they learn their grandparents have some spooky and terrifying secrets. The papermade bumpers for this trailer are a nice touch and ... by Ethan Anderton

First Look: James McAvoy & Daniel Radcliffe in 'Victor Frankenstein'

3 days ago
Even though Daniel Radcliffe may not be doing magic anymore, that hasn't stopped him from dabbling in the supernatural still. The actor has gone on to star in the gothic horror The Woman in Black and the bold fantasy thriller Horns, and now he's heading into familiar classic territory with Victor Frankenstein, which puts a new spin on Mary Shelley's original novel. James McAvoy plays the title doctor known for bringing a dead man back to life, and Radcliffe plays his sidekick Igor, without that trademark hump. Some first look photos have surfaced from the set, though they show the ... by Ethan Anderton

Watch: Better US Trailer for 'Barely Lethal' Starring Hailee Steinfeld

3 days ago
"He so gets me!" A24 Films has debuted the official US trailer for Barely Lethal, the new film from Kyle Newman (Fanboys) starring Hailee Steinfeld as a teenage assassin who goes to high school. A month ago we posted a different (international) trailer for this film, and it looked awful, but even Kyle Newman went on the record saying it was a terrible trailer and you should wait for the official one (which is this one). So give this new trailer a chance! It actually looks solid, a fun throwback to wacky 90's comedy action flicks. There's some odd lines ... by Alex Billington

Universal Shifts 'Warcraft,' 'Pacific Rim 2' & 'Mummy' Reboot Dates

3 days ago
Yesterday, Universal announced that the next installment of the Fast & Furious franchise would arrive with Furious 8 hitting theaters on April 14th, 2017, but that's not the only release date news that the studio had in store. They've also announced dates for some forthcoming films like the sequels to Fifty Shades of Grey, and also shifted some films arriving over the next few years, such as the video game adaptation Warcraft from Duncan Jones, the sci-fi sequel Pacific Rim 2 from Guillermo del Toro and the first official movie that kicks off Universal's classic movie monsters franchise reboot, The ... by Ethan Anderton

Tom Cruise May Sing Again in Disney's 'Bob the Musical' Comedy

3 days ago
In a surprising turn back in 2012, superstar Tom Cruise ventured into musical territory for the 80s rock infused Broadway adaptation Rock of Ages. The actor wasn't actually all that bad, and was easily the best part of a fun but somewhat messy musical. Now it looks like he might head back to the genre as The Wrap reports Cruise is circling the title role in the gestating Bob the Musical. He's not officially attached yet, but Disney has been circling Cruise for the role since January, and it sounds like he's still interested. Of course, there's plenty of movies ... by Ethan Anderton

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