"They weren't quite sure what to make of Barry." One of the better documentaries out of Sundance this year is one titled Call Me Lucky, from filmmaker and comedian Bobcat Goldthwait. At my screening at Sundance, Bobcat introduced it by talking about his friendship with Robin Williams, revealing that Robin told him to go out and make this documentary about Barry. So he did. And it's a remarkable documentary that will throw your for a loop, as there's a dark secret revealed halfway through that changes everything. By the end I was inspired, because Barry has gone through so much yet remains such a strong and genuine voice, in comedy and activism. This one of those documentaries where I'll continue to say - it's worth seeing. ›››
Continue reading Watch: First Trailer for Bobcat Goldthwait's New Doc 'Call Me Lucky'
"Don't ever think that the world owes you anything - because it doesn't." 20th Century Fox has debuted the first official trailer for David O. Russell's new film Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Joy. David O. also reunites with Robert De Niro and Bradley Cooper (the same trio from both Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle previously), plus the cast includes Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen. Lawrence plays Joy Mangeno, a young single mother of three who becomes a successful businesswoman after inventing the Miracle Mop. This is a lovely trailer that looks like it may even be better than David O. Russell's past few films, if that's even possible. No matter what I'm in. Fire this up. ›››
"We need to say goodbye to this house." Universal has debuted the first trailer for the comedy Sisters, starring Amy Poehler & Tina Fey as wild sisters who throw a raging party at their family house before it's gone. Let's be honest here - this isn't really our kind of movie. For one reason being that this is opening the same day as Star Wars: The Force Awakens (the other reason being it's just not our brand of comedy). That's either a brilliant counter-programming move, or a disaster in the making once Force Awakens takes over, only time will tell. While it's always fun to see Poehler and Fey, this just doesn't look that good at all. ›››
"A chance to boldly go where no man–or woman has gone before." Paramount has partnered with Omaze for another unique charity exclusive, this time for the upcoming Star Trek Beyond (or Star Trek 3) being directed by Justin Lin. The film is currently in production, and the cast filmed a video for Omaze walking around the USS Enterprise set. Many may also remember that Omaze also partnered with Lucasfilm for Star Wars, and released videos from the set in order to raise charity money. Now they're flipping over to Star Trek and offering a chance to be in the movie and win a grand prize of a walk on role in Star Trek Beyond (more info here). You can see the video of them, including Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto, on set below. ›››
After earning a standing ovation for the Deadpool footage, and having Hugh Jackman give a farewell talk about playing Wolverine for the last time, 20th Century Fox wrapped up their Hall H panel at Comic-Con 2015 with a historic moment. The studio brought out every superhero actor on stage from five major comic book series - ranging from X-Men to Fantastic Four to Deadpool to Gambit to Wolverine - for "the most superheroes together at once" photo. Chris Hardwick, moderator of the panel, attempted to arrange the group together for a selfie (and he got the shot but it's low quality). That said, it's still fun to follow-up and take a look at some of the photos that came out of this moment at the end of Comic-Con. Take a look! ›››
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After years of speculative buzz, Zack Snyder finally unveiled a complete look at where the future of DC is headed at Comic-Con with an extended trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Technically speaking, this is a sequel to Man of Steel, but Zack is adamant to remind fans that this is the beginning of something new (meaning: Justice League and other DC movies) and not so much a sequel to Superman's re-imagined origin. That said, it's clear with some of the footage in the trailer that these two movies connect directly. There's a shot of Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne (aka Batman) on the ground in Metropolis watching Supes fight Zod as buildings collapse around him. This changes everything about Man of Steel. Or does it? ›››
Continue reading Discuss: Does 'Batman v Superman' Fix Some 'Man of Steel' Issues?
"I'm finally ready to take you guys back through my footage and begin to tell you what Detroit was really about." We're proud to debut the new short film from Australian filmmaker Neil Harvey, the same director who made the fascinating short Robbie, created entirely from NASA footage. His new film is called Detroit, 2029, and it's a "thoughtlog" from the future also made using some pre-existing footage. The story follows an elite military operator who captures raw footage of an invasion in Detroit of "spectres", and he gets sort of transferred into one of these "extraterrestrials". It's another interesting science fiction creation to watch. ›››
Continue reading Watch: Neil Harvey's New Science Fiction Short Film 'Detroit 2029'
"You don't know anything about what's coming…" 20th Century Fox has debuted a new trailer, the final trailer, for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four movie. Yes, it's the best trailer yet, and finally makes this look like it might be pretty damn good. It also looks quite wild, including traveling to another dimension and massive battles on Earth and elsewhere, flying across space and time. We also finally get a good look at Dr. Doom, the villain, played by Toby Kebbell. The main line-up of the Fantastic Four - Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan & Jamie Bell - seem like a fun team, but I'm hoping the action delivers on all fronts. Only a few more weeks until this is in theaters, so get your last look below. Are you planning to go see this? ›››
Continue reading Doom Revealed in One Final Trailer for Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four'
Congrats! Production company Straight Up Films (of Transcendence, Jane Got a Gun) will be adapting the nonfiction bestseller Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story Of The Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar, and they've picked up the rights to turn it into a feature film. Attached to write the script is Brandon Lee Tenney, a name you may recognize as he wrote for this site for many years. Brandon is a friend of mine and wrote many articles and reviews for us (find his posts here) before transitioning into a screenwriting career. This is his first major deal as a screenwriter and I'm proud to be able to post this news. ›››
Continue reading Brandon Lee Tenney to Adapt 'Dead Mountain' for Straight Up Films
And here we go… Warner Bros has suddenly released the Comic-Con sizzle reel teaser for David Ayer's Suicide Squad, after the footage leaked to the internet following its debut in Hall H. The studio released a statement saying: "Today we will release the same footage that has been illegally circulating on the web, in the form it was created and high quality with which it was intended to be enjoyed." It's awesome, and I'm glad they're doing this, but it also sucks that it was leaked. This looks dark and gritty and different than anything we've seen, but I am so excited for it. There's even a glimpse of Batman in this, along with all your favorite villains: Deadshot, Harley Quinn, The Joker, Enchantress, Killer Croc and Rick Flagg. Have at it. ›››
Continue reading Must Watch: David Ayer's 'Suicide Squad' Movie Comic-Con Teaser
I still can't believe it. This was my 10th year attending the San Diego Comic-Con. 10 long years. I still remember that first year, back in 2006, finding myself overwhelmed by everything geeky and awesome. At the time we were barely a site, just a few months old, and yet somehow we found a way to get a press badge and sneak in. Not only that, but my main goal was to meet Sam Raimi as I was in love with his Spider-Man series (Spider-Man 2 is still one of my favorites). That year the big reveal was Venom in a never-before-seen tease of Raimi's Spider-Man 3, and I actually missed the panel because it was full (I couldn't get into Hall H easily back then either, go figure). But I stood near the doors and watched the footage as they were open (now they have giant curtains blocking the view). Hall H erupted in cheers. That excitement hasn't changed. ›››
Continue reading Ten Years of Geeking Out at Comic-Con - Thanks for All the Fish
"This Bounty Hunter is my kind of scum, fearless and inventive." Yes, please! Mexican director Guillermo del Toro made an appearance at Comic-Con last week to promote his new movie Crimson Peak, and conducted a few interviews. During one of his chats with Yahoo, the filmmaker revealed that he's certainly interested in joining the Star Wars universe, but it's likely not happening anytime soon. He does, however, still have an idea for a kick ass spin-off solo movie. Or rather, a trilogy of movies. Guillermo told them about an offhand idea he has for a Godfather saga about how Jabba the Hut rose to power on Tatooine. Read on. ›››
Continue reading Guillermo del Toro Has an Idea for a Jabba the Hutt Gangster Movie
"Benji! Open the door!" Paramount has debuted a new featurette focusing on the incredible airplane stunt that Tom Cruise did for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. We've all seen the footage in the trailers, and seen the photos, but this shows you some of the actual raw footage of Cruise himself strapped to the frickin' airplane while it takes off. Yes, he did this for real. This is a very short featurette that only shows the stunt and the raw footage and that's it. I mean, I want to see this purely for this stunt, but I'm curious about the rest of the movie, too. Plus it's cool to see this raw footage now (without waiting for the DVD). Enjoy! ›››
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A film about love, revenge and haute couture. Yes, that is the actual tagline. An official Australian trailer has debuted for Jocelyn Moorhouse's The Dressmaker, adapted from Rosalie Ham's novel of the same name, starring Kate Winslet as woman trained in French dressmaking who returns to her grubby middle-of-nowhere hometown in dusty Australia. There she brings new life to the town and, of course, falls for a guy, played by Liam Hemsworth. This looks like an upbeat, fun-for-everyone charmer that will have you smiling more than laughing, but doesn't look so bad. Featuring Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving, Caroline Goodall, Shane Bourne and Kerry Fox. Only headed to Australian cinemas for now, take a look below. ›››
Continue reading Watch: Kate Winslet in Trailer for Australian Film 'The Dressmaker'
Meet En Sabah Nur. This weekend at Comic-Con 2015, director Bryan Singer debuted the first two minutes of raw footage in Hall H from the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse (which has only been filming for 5 weeks). While I wish that was out for everyone to see, in the meantime we have the first teaser poster for the movie, and it's all about Apocalypse, played by Oscar Isaac. The immortal supervillain from the comics series is known as the very first mutant, from thousands of years ago, hence all the symbols around the poster's edge. Just wait till you see what Isaac actually looks like in the film. For now take a look below. ›››
Continue reading First Glimpse of Apocalypse on 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Comic-Con Poster
It's just about time to kick off our last live Hall H blog coverage of Comic-Con 2015. The final movie panel on Saturday this year is for 20th Century Fox, and it's mainly an upcoming look at three new Marvel Movies: Deadpool directed by Tim Miller and starring Ryan Reynolds, the new Fantastic Four directed by Josh Trank, and of course, X-Men: Apocalypse directed by Bryan Singer. There of course may be even more surprises, reveals, announcements or other details that may arrive during the presentation. We're excited to get underway and find out what secrets Fox has in store, and if Marvel will make a dent at Comic-Con 2015. ›››
Continue reading Comic-Con 2015 Live: 20th Century Fox in Hall H - Deadpool & X-Men
You don't want to be on his list. Michael Dougherty's 2008 movie Trick 'r Treat is a bonafide modern Halloween horror classic, so it's fitting that Dougherty's follow-up is a Christmas horror movie. And it looks really good. At Comic-Con 2015 today, Legendary Pictures debuted the first teaser for Krampus, about the evil, twisted Christmas monster. The film has an Amblin-esque feel, with some humor and all of Dougherty's brilliant horror tricks. It stars Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner and Allison Tolman. Hopefully they'll release the teaser soon, but in the meantime, here's the first poster to get you in the mood. ›››
Continue reading First Poster for Christmas Horror 'Krampus' from Michael Dougherty
Holy crap!!!!! At the end of his Hall H presentation at Comic-Con 2015 for his new movie The Hateful Eight, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino announced that legendary Italian composer Ennio Morricone is writing and recording an original western score for the movie. Quentin said that Ennio is currently writing the score now, and will be recording it in a few weeks in Prague. The film is set for a "roadshow" 70mm release in limited theaters starting Christmas Day later this year. In his previous films, Tarantino has used some of Morricone's scores from other work (that wasn't written for the actual film). Now he's finally getting his chance to get a brand new, original score from Morricone for his own western. I cannot wait to hear it. ›››
Continue reading Tarantino Announces Ennio Morricone is Scoring 'The Hateful Eight'
"America teaming up with Russia - that doesn't sound very friendly." During the Warner Bros panel in Hall H at Comic-Con 2015, the studio showed an extended 5-minute sizzle reel of footage from Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E., his 60's spy action thriller. Starring Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill as KGB and CIA (respectively) who must team up during the Cold War and work together to prevent a terrorist from using an atomic bomb. We've already seen two trailers for this movie before, but now they're going all out with showing so much footage, but this looks like so much fun. I'm actually really looking forward to seeing it, I'm a fan of Guy Ritchie's movies and this seems like his anti-Bond Bond movie. And I am down for that. ›››
Continue reading Watch: Guy Ritchie's 'Man from U.N.C.L.E.' 5-Min Comic-Con Trailer
"Black and blue. God vs man. Day vs night." Warner Bros has debuted the new full-length trailer for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice following the debut during the Comic-Con 2015 panel. This time they don't hold back, giving us major glimpses of the battles and many of the new characters we're meeting. Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Amy Adams, Ezra Miller, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane and Jeremy Irons all star. This looks really extraordinary, they're covering the complaints about Metropolis from Man of Steel, and introducing so much more. Move aside Marvel, I'm way more excited for DC's upcoming set of movies. Seriously, just watch this video right now. We are not worthy! ›››
Continue reading Must Watch: Comic-Con Trailer for Zack Snyder's 'Batman v Superman'