Just the Basics
Earlier this month, we got to see the second trailer for the big screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey and today, we get to see a few new promo photos from the movie. To be honest, I have lost pretty much all interest in seeing this movie and that what little interest is left continues to wane with the release of every new promo item for the movie. BUT, for those of you Fifty Shades fans anxiously awaiting the movie, these promo photos might be up your alley. Click below to meet the members of Christian Grey‘s adoptive family as they will be seen in the movie and see if their live-action incarnations match your image of the characters from the book. More »
This already looks better than the forthcoming 'Jem' movie
Back in March we first learned that the ’80s cartoon Jem and the Holograms was being adapted into a live-action feature film … but after the first promo photos were released and after we learned that the entire movie was filmed in just a couple of weeks, I lost all hope that the Jem movie will turn out well at all. Today, new hope has arisen with the release of the cover of a new comic book based on the Jem and the Holograms characters. As you can see in the gallery presented here, Jem, the Holograms, the Misfits and Jem/Jerrica‘s boyfriend Rio have all been updated with a punky new look. The first photo in the gallery is the cover of Jem and the Holograms #1 but the rest of the photos are early character sketches by artist Ross Campbell (I think the Pizzazz sketch is my fave) that look to be the blueprint for how the characters may turn out in the comic book series. My first reaction is that I love this fun new look for the characters. The shaved heads, the funky hairstyles, the crazy colors — I’m totally on board. I suspect that some Jem purists may not be happy with this new version of the characters but I have a feeling that this comic book series is going to turn out LIGHT YEARS better than the live-action movie will turn out. Have a look at the new version of Jem and see what you think. Does the new Jem look totally outrageous or nah?
* "Gritty" actually means "ugly" for awards consideration
Jennifer Aniston has a new indie film coming out soon titled Cake and as you can see in the film’s first trailer, Jen uglied herself down in what appears to be an attempt for awards consideration. It is a commonly held belief that actors tend to take on “ugly roles” in an effort to appear more serious and, therefore, attract the attention of awards voters (think Charlize Theron in her Academy Award-winning role in Monster). Cake looks like Aniston‘s attempt at Oscar glory. The movie looks interesting, I suppose, but I can’t get past the obviousness of what she’s trying to achieve with this role. Have a look at the trailer and see if you are convinced. I might be interested in seeing Cake when it is released in theaters, if only to see whether or not Jennifer Aniston has the acting chops to make this gritty role as an addict work.
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2 EDM Powerhouses In 1
EDM superstar Diplo has taken time out of working with Madonna and feuding with Taylor Swift and Lorde to team up with fellow EDM superstar Skrillex to create a new side project called Jack Ü. Today we learn that Jack Ü has teamed up with singer Kiesza for a new song, complete with just-released music video, titled Take Ü There. So, if you’ve ever wondered what would happen if Diplo and Skrillex teamed up to make music together, this video is for you. Enjoy.
"I see a darkness in you"
HBO has officially begun the promo push for the upcoming 5th season of Game of Thrones, which won’t premiere on the network until next spring, with the launch of a new website and the release of a short teaser video. ThreeEyedRaven.com is now online and, I’m assuming, will be the official location for the release of promo materials like photos, posters and video clips. AND SPEAKING OF, the first footage from GoT season 5 is now available for our viewing pleasure … it’s a short clip of footage but it’s also worth your time. Have a look below. More »
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And it looks so weird
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Pan which, we now know, will be an origin of story of sorts that will reveal how Peter Pan came to be. While the premise sounds interesting, the first look at the movie in this trailer seems a bit weird. I cannot understand how Rooney Mara was cast as the Native American character Tiger Lily but the rest of the casting seems alright. Garrett Hedlund, as the young Hook, used to be friends with Peter pre-Pan, did you know that? I’m not sure why everyone is all gaga over Peter Pan these days but of the forthcoming Peter Pan projects, I think this one looks the most interesting to me. Check out the first trailer for Pan above then click below to see the first Pan posters. More »
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"We have our first genetically-modified hybrid"
AHHHH!! A few days ago, with the release of that short teaser video, we learned that the first trailer for the sequel film Jurassic World would be released on Thanksgiving night. Today, we see that Universal Pictures has decided to release the trailer a wee bit early. Click the embed above to get your first look at Jurassic World and get a really good feel for what the movie will be all about. As you can see, the dinosaur theme park from Jurassic Park has been expanded into a very popular, well attended, (apparently) smooth-running theme park called Jurassic World … that is, until the genetically-modified hybrid dinosaur (I’m guessing a T-Rex/Velociraptor hybrid) that has inexplicably been created breaks loose and wrecks havoc on the island. I honestly got CHILLS watching this trailer. Are we actually seeing Chris Pratt‘s character team up WITH the raptors to battle the monstrous yet unseen new hybrid dino?! OMG! Watch this trailer again and again, feel the feels, then let me know what you think about Jurassic World in the comments below. This movie is going to RULE all! AHHH!!!
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Back in 2012, we first learned that Disney/Pixar was planning production of a sequel film to Finding Nemo that would ultimately be revealed as a film titled Finding Dory. Initially, it was reported that Finding Dory would be opening in theaters in 2015 but it has since been pushed back to 2016. Today we get to check out the first poster that has been released for Finding Dory which is good news, I guess, even if the poster leaves much to be desired. More »
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"So here I am and I will not run / Guts over fear (the time is near)"
Back in August we got our first listen of Eminem‘s new song Guts Over Fear, which features Sia on guest vocals, and today we get to check out the just-released music video for the track. Filmed in Detroit, MI, the video for Guts Over Fear tells the inspirational story of a down on his luck boxer hoping to fight his way to the top. I, personally, love seeing how much of Detroit is featured in the video so this is one of Em‘s better videos, I think. Have a look above and feast your eyes on Guts Over Fear.
The first 'Star Wars' trailer will debut this weekend in theaters
This Friday, the first trailer for the much-anticipated sequel film Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens will show in theaters here in the US. That’s right, if you live near these select Regal Cinemas theaters, you will be among the first people on planet earth to see the first footage from the new Star Wars film. BUT, an animated gif of the Millennium Falcon has made its way to the Internets that purports to be the first footage released from the film … which may or may not be true. Click below to see this animated gif in action and then read on to learn which theaters in the world will be the first to debut the first trailer for The Force Awakens. More »