War is Here
Back in March we got our first look at the first teaser poster and video for the forthcoming conclusion to the Hunger Games film franchise, Mockingjay – Part 2, due out in November. In June, we got to see a second poster and the film’s first video trailer. Today, a batch of character posters for Mockingjay – Part 2 have been unleashed all over social media by the film’s studio. As you can see in the gallery presented here, Katniss Everdeen and her allies (Gale, Prim, Finnick, etc.) are war painted up and ready for battle, reminding us that The Revolution is About All of Us. These striking posters are a great reminder that the finale movie, which opens on November 20, will be a serious end to the Hunger Games saga. War has come to Panem.
The SDCC Bonus Issue
We learned last week that the Holy Trinity of Superheroes — Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman as they will appear in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice — are featured on the cover of the annual Comic-Con double preview issue. Today we learn that the bonus issue of EW‘s Comic Con issue features the Marvel Comics superhero Deadpool as he will appear in his own film next year. This special bonus issue, I believe, will be readily available at Comic-Con in San Diego this coming weekend but today we get to see the really effing cool promo photos of Deadpool that are featured in the mag … have a look below. More »
"I ruined the moment, didn't I?"
We are just under 2 weeks away from the release of Ant-Man in theaters and the promo stuff just keeps on coming. Today we get to see an international trailer for Ant-Man that was produced for the Spanish-speaking market and as you can see above, this new trailer reveals that a Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero will be making an appearance in the movie. Thus far, there has been no indication that this superhero (or any other MCU hero) might make a cameo in the movie but thanks to this new trailer, now we know. If THIS particular hero makes a cameo, it’s possible that others may as well. HMMM. This trailer is only spoilery in the revelation of this particular cameo but it mostly features footage we’ve already seen. I am so ready to see this movie, I can’t even tell you! AHHH! July 17.
The Jane Austen Apocalypse
WAAAAY back in 2009, we first heard that Natalie Portman was attached to the big screen adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (the classic novel turned sci-fi pulp story from the author of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter — which was also adapted into a movie). The project seemed to fall by the wayside until it was announced in 2013 that Pride was going into filming production with Lily Collins as the lead. Today, courtesy of Entertainment Weekly magazine, we get our first look at the big screen adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which will hit theaters in February of next year. Have a look below. More »
A normal family gone queer
IFC Films couldn’t have timed this release better. Jenny’s Wedding, starring Katherine Heigl and Alexis Bledel, comes out on July 31, just a month after gay marriage became legalized in America. Director/writer Mary Agnes Donoghue brings us the story of a longtime couple who decide to get hitched, but Jenny (Heigl) has the added struggle of also coming out to her family. Like many parents, hers consider themselves to be good, open-minded people, but it’s clear that their daughter’s sexuality is something they’re struggling with. It looks like an accurate portrayal of a well-to-do family suddenly faced with feeling that they’re not “normal. I’ve seen some great things come out of IFC so I have high hopes for this one. Peep the video for more!
Things that make you go HMMMMMmmmm
In about five years or maybe ten, I feel like we’ll get the full story on this one and I cannot wait to find out what exactly happened in that Marvel studio meeting room. But right now, it is official—Ava DuVernay, critically acclaimed director of Selma will not be directing Marvel‘s upcoming Black Panther movie. I just about lost my mind when I heard the rumors that she was signing on, but in a strange way I’m also glad that she’s not taking on the project. And DuVernay‘s also speaking out about why she turned down the role of director. Click inside for more!
From the 'Southpaw' soundtrack
Back in October of 2011, we first heard that Eminem was involved with a boxer movie that he was rumored to star in. We’ve since learned that the movie, Southpaw, stars Jake Gyllenhaal and will be out later this year. Eminem is still involved, tho, as he has at least 2 songs on the official motion picture soundtrack for Southpaw. Previously, we heard his song Phenomenal in the most recent movie trailer for Southpaw and today we get to hear a new song from the motion picture soundtrack, Kings Never Die. As you can hear below, Kings features Gwen Stefani on guest vocals. Check out the track and see what you think of Eminem and Gwen‘s new song. More »
I have no words
Matt Damon made his way to Beijing, China this week to attend a press event for his new film The Great Wall. For some ungodly reason, Matt decided to use the opportunity — with the cameras of the world’s media trained directly on him — to debut a new hair’do. As you can see below, Matt is rocking a ponytail these days. I’m guessing that the only reason such a travesty could occur is because he is growing his hair out for a movie role, perhaps his role in The Great Wall. Click below to see Damon‘s new ‘do and see if his longer locks do anything for you. More »
SEE Wonder Woman in COLOR & Lex Luthor with HAIR!
In honor of San Diego Comic-Con 2015, which begins next week, Entertainment Weekly magazine has released their Comic-Con Preview “super double issue” this week and as you can see below, they are featuring the stars of the much-anticipated superhero sequel film Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. For many, many months now, Warner Bros. has been teasing BvS with promo photos, posters and short videos and today, the promo takes an other leap forward. For the first time, we are seeing the BvS actors in FULL COLOR as they will appear in the movie … most importantly, actress Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman. Included in this new issue of EW are behind the scenes photos from the Dawn of Justice set, promo photos from the film (including a look at actor Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor — with long flowy hair) and deets about what we can expect when the movie roars into theaters next summer. Click below and dive into all the Batman / Wonder Woman / Superman fun. More »
"I'm not a lone voice, I'm many"
This October, a documentary on the young life of Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will be released in theaters and today we get our first look at the film’s first trailer. Those of you who are familiar with Malala and her amazing work will not be surprised at all by how inspiring she is in this doc. Those of you who are not familiar with her work absolutely MUST learn about the revolutionary things that this teenage girl has accomplished. I am not ashamed to say that I started to tear up early on while watching this 2 1/2 minute trailer and that I had tears streaming by the end. Malala Yousafzai is the kind of person that we all should aspire to emulate. This young woman stood in the face of death and not only battled back to reach the highest levels of accomplishment but she did so with love and forgiveness in her heart. I just started reading her memoir I Am Malala and I am very much looking forward to the release of this documentary film later this year. I urge you to take the time to watch this trailer and make plans to see this film when it is released in theaters. If this young woman has been able to accomplish this much at such a young age, can you imagine what she will be able to accomplish as she continues to grow and learn? I am in awe … in absolute awe of Malala Yousafzi.