Coming in 2016
Way back in June of 2013, we first learned that plans were in the very early stages to produce a sequel film to the 1996 alien invasion movie Independence Day. Altho there was some talk that star Will Smith might return for the sequel, it was definitively revealed back in February that Smith will not be in the film. Today, we learn the happy news that production of the film is moving full steam ahead with news that filming is scheduled to begin next May and the announcement that the movie will open in theaters in the summer of 2016! More »
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* "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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The 'Force Awakens' trailer will debut online
Caving to the will of the people, especially in light of how well-received the first trailer for for Jurassic World was this week by folks online, the decision has been made to release the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens online this Friday. As you may know, it was previously announced that the first Force Awakens trailer would be released Friday in just 9 theaters across the country … then we were told it would be released in 30 theaters. Today, we learn that the trailer will be shown in those movie theaters AND it will be released online as well. More »
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 »
Posted under: 'Finding Dory'
She will also produce the movie alongside Deborah Snyder and others
Last month we heard that Warner Bros. was looking to hire a female director to helm the first-ever big screen movie based on the iconic DC Comics superhero Wonder Woman and today we learn that the studio has found their woman. Michelle MacLaren, who has directed episodes of The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad (to name a few of the projects she’s worked on), has been hired to direct and produce Wonder Woman. Altho WW will be the first feature film that MacLaren will direct, it should be noted that Thor: The Dark World was directed by Alan Taylor and Captain America: The Winter Soldier was directed by Joe & Anthony Russo who had previously only directed TV shows before they made the jump to the big screen. Click below to learn more about Michelle MacLaren‘s hiring as the director of Wonder Woman. More »
The 'Pitch' is BACK!
Last week we got our FIRST LOOK at the first trailer for the upcoming sequel film Pitch Perfect 2. You may recall that we also got to see the cast of PP2 on the cover of the current issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine last week. Today, courtesy of EW, we get to see a batch of promo and behind the scenes photos from the set of Pitch Perfect 2. With 6 months to go before the movie comes out, we have some waiting to do but hopefully little gems like these photos (and THIS movie poster) will continue to come our way in order to make the waiting feel not so bad.
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 »
The first full trailer is out on Thanksgiving night
A couple of days ago we got to see a teaser for the forthcoming sequel film Jurassic World that featured NOTHING but footage that we have already seen from the original film Jurassic Park. Today we get to see a second, much more exciting teaser video that actually shows us footage from the new movie. This teaser is a tiny portion of the film’s first full-length trailer which will be released next week on Thanksgiving night … but as you can see above, it’s enough of a tease to get you REALLY excited for this movie! The park is open! I can’t wait!!!
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