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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

First Showing

First Official US Trailer for 'Breathe' Directed by Mélanie Laurent

7 hours 44 minutes ago
"I feel like I don't know you at all anymore." Film Movement has debuted an official US trailer for the film directed by Mélanie Laurent, Breathe, also known as Respire, a drama about two young friends. Starring Joséphine Japy and Lou de Laâge, this received rave reviews out of the Cannes Film Festival and looks to be very beautiful, very intimate, yet powerful coming-of-age drama. Laurent, best known as an actress from Now You See Me or Inglourious Basterds, is only directing here and seems to be doing an exceptional job. I'm very curious to see this when it hits ... by Alex Billington

Watch: 'The Simpsons' and 'Akira' Combine in First 'Batkira' Trailer

9 hours 34 minutes ago
"This year's most controversial video has arrived!" We've seen "The Simpsons" redo the opening sequence inspired by everyone from Hayao Miyazaki to Guillermo del Toro, but how about a semi-official mash-up of "The Simpsons" and a seminal anime? We present: Batkira, a mash-up of "The Simpsons" and Akira, made back in the "early 90s" but only found recently. Thanks to a tip from The Verge, we took a look at this, our jaw dropped to the floor and we had to go tell everyone about it. The trailer is perfectly animated like the original Akira trailer (which we've also embedded ... by Alex Billington

Early Concept Art Glimpse at Spielberg's Postponed 'Robopocalypse'

Yesterday
Now what do we have here? A few new bits of robo concept art are floating around for Steven Spielberg's postponed (or delayed/shelved) project Robopocalypse. If you recall, we covered this movie intently for years on the site, as Spielberg was actually hard at work on pre-production and almost started filming. They even had a cast in place and were getting close, but it fell apart right at the last minute. "I found another way to tell the story," Spielberg said in early 2013. In the meantime, artist Patrick Janicke's work has appeared online detailing various robots and robotic interfaces. ... by Alex Billington

Hollywood Producer Jerry Weintraub Has Passed Away at Age 77

Yesterday
There are only a handful of movie producers that have ever come to be known by name in the general public, perhaps Jerry Bruckheimer, Avi Arad, Albert Broccoli or Saul Zaentz. One of those iconic producers is Jerry Weintraub, who produced a number of Hollywood features including the original The Karate Kid trilogy, the new Ocean's Eleven trilogy with an amazing ensemble cast, the comedy Oh, God!, the comedy Vegas Vacation, Soldier, the new Nancy Drew, Barry Levinson's Diner. Mr. Weintraub passed away from a heart attack on Monday, July 6th at the age of 77 at his home in ... by Alex Billington

Watch: Full Trailer for John Woo's New Two-Part Epic 'The Crossing'

Yesterday
"Somebody help me…" Second part? But we haven't even seen the first! Indeed, true. Eventually one day it will get a US release. John Woo has been in China directing a massive two-part epic called The Crossing, billed as the "Chinese Titanic" - you will see why with this trailer. There are some shots right out of James Cameron's Titanic in this. The film is set during the Chinese Civil War in the 1940s, following three couples from different backgrounds whose are affected by the sinking of the steamer Taiping, which was traveling to Taiwan and led to the deaths ... by Alex Billington

Paul Feig Details the New 'Ghostbusters' Proton Pack for Cosplayers

Yesterday
With Comic-Con 2015 coming up this week, it's not uncommon to find auspicious fans finishing up final touches on their costume to wear around the showfloor. There have always been Ghostbusters cosplayers at Comic-Con, but eager fans are already building the new proton pack from Paul Feig's new Ghostbusters movie - which is literally still in the middle of shooting right now. Last week Feig took to Twitter to debut a few photos, one showing the uniforms, the other showing a proton pack. Per the request of fans, he has posted more specific schematics (found via SlashFilm). It's impressive that ... by Alex Billington

'Deadpool' Creator Rob Liefeld Hiding Sketches Around Comic-Con

Yesterday
This is awesome…! Calling all Deadpool fans! This is your chance to get a rare, one-of-a-kind sketch of your favorite Merc with a Mouth. Comic book artist/writer Rob Liefeld, one of the creators with Fabian Nicieza of the Deadpool character, is an outspoken social media user. With Comic-Con 2015 about to kick off, and the Deadpool movie starring Ryan Reynolds likely making its debut on Saturday, Liefeld will use social media for a giveaway of Deadpool sketches he has drawn. You can see some images of the art on his Instagram already, or at SlashFilm where they announced details. They'll ... by Alex Billington

New Comic-Con Set of Character Posters for del Toro's 'Crimson Peak'

Yesterday
Beware. Warner Bros has debuted a set of new character posters for Comic-Con to preview Guillermo del Toro's gothic horror-thriller Crimson Peak - catch the latest trailer here. The director and the film will show up at Comic-Con on Saturday morning during Warner Bros' big Hall H panel, along with likely other appearances throughout the Con. There are four posters, one for each of the main cast: Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Mia Wasikowska. This is already one of our most anticipated films coming up this fall, but I'm still excited to see what they bring to Comic-Con ... by Alex Billington

Two New Stills to Preview Pixar's Short Film 'Sanjay's Super Team'

Yesterday
It's Comic-Con this week! That means loads of previews from all kinds of different movies. USA Today has revealed the first two actual photos from the upcoming animated short film Sanjay's Super Team, the latest original creation from Pixar Animation Studios that will be attached to the release of The Good Dinosaur, in theaters this November (two new original Pixar movies in one year, plus short films, huzzah!). We've featured a concept art piece for this short before, but these two photos show us the actual finished animation and how it all looks. It's a preview for Comic-Con as director ... by Alex Billington

See Laurent Durieux's Stunning 2015 Telluride Film Festival Poster

2 days ago
Wow. I have to admit, I kinda love this poster. But maybe that's because I have a deep appreciate and love for the Telluride Film Festival, occurring every Labor Day weekend in the remarkably beautiful town of Telluride, Colorado. This year the festival chose Belgian artist Laurent Durieux as the official poster artist of the 2015 festival, and his design is now out. Durieux is one of my favorite artists already - we've featured his work plenty before on the site (The Godfather: Part I & II, It's a Wonderful Life, or Back to the Future Part II). He really ... by Alex Billington

Watch: Teaser Trailer for Hou Hsiao-hsien's Cannes Hit 'The Assassin'

2 days ago
This looks like it's going to be incredible. The first teaser trailer for one of the big hits of this year's Cannes Film Festival has arrived online. It's a short teaser for Hou Hsiao-hsien's The Assassin, starring Shu Qi, showing a few of scenes without any subtitles or voiceover, but it still looks stunning. The film received rave reviews during the festival and was considered a top contender for the Palme d'Or, but ended up with Best Director. Shu Qi plays "the assassin", with a cast featuring Chang Chen and Satoshi Tsumabuki. A slave to the orders of her mistress, ... by Alex Billington

An Appreciation for Pete Docter's 'Thank You' Before 'Inside Out'

4 days ago
The other day I went to see Pixar's Inside Out in theaters. I live in New York City and went to the big 42nd Street AMC Theatres, where I could catch a 2D showing at the right time. Before the movie began, after all of the previews but just before the short film, they included a message from the film's director, Pete Docter (seen above). I'm not sure if this message is included on all copies/prints of Inside Out, or just certain ones, or in certain places, but I assume it's probably playing everywhere. It's just a short "Thank you" ... by Alex Billington

One More Trailer for Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Before Invading Theaters

4 days ago
"I think our first move should be calling The Avengers." With only a few weeks left until the official release of the movie, Marvel has debuted on more trailer via Marvel UK for Peyton Reed's Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang. This is a much more energetic, action-packed trailer than usual, cutting between action scenes and some of the fun dialogue. They even toss in that Avengers reference I included at the beginning, and I like the music. Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly, Bobby Cannavale, and Judy Greer also co-star. This looks like tons of fun, I'm ready ... by Alex Billington

Getting Bloody in New Photos from 'Pride & Prejudice & Zombies'

4 days ago
"She's the most badass zombie slayer there is." Can't wait to see her kick ass. Even more previews of movies that will be hitting Comic-Con next week. Entertainment Weekly, once again, has debuted new photos, this time they're for Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith's book that revises Jane Austen's classic to be a zombie tale. Now it's a zombie movie, starring a lovely cast. "Lizzy" leads the way, played by Lily James. Plus: Ellie Bamber, Bella Heathcote, Millie Brady & Suki Waterhouse. The cast features Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy, Matt Smith as Mr. Collins, Jack ... by Alex Billington

New Photos from Tim Miller's 'Deadpool' Starring Ryan Reynolds

4 days ago
Deadpool is coming to Comic-Con 2015. As part of their Comic-Con preview, Entertainment Weekly has featured a first look at Tim Miller's Deadpool movie. The film has been shooting up in Vancouver and is being readied for release in early 2016, and it's likely they'll make a big show of things at Comic-Con next week (during the 20th Century Fox panel on Saturday). Deadpool stars Ryan Reynolds as the infamous "merc with a mouth", and it sounds like they're not holding back with his mouth in this movie. It will be hard R - producer Simon Kinberg: "It's graphic. Nothing ... by Alex Billington

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