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Philip Seymour Hoffman Hunts Spies in 'A Most Wanted Man' Trailer

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:38
A Most Wanted Man

Following a premiere at Sundance in January, the spy thriller A Most Wanted Man is heading to theaters this summer, marking one of the final performances from the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. The film is an understated and reserved thriller in the vein of Michael Clayton and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, with Hoffman anchoring the film with one hell of a grizzled performance (read my review from Sundance here). The film also stars Rachel McAdams (whose German accent needs some work), Willem Dafoe, Daniel Bruhl and Robin Wright. It's a spectacular slow burn that is undoubtedly worth seeing. Watch below! ›››

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Watch: Retro 1984 'Siskel & Ebert' Special Spotlights Steven Spielberg

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:22
Steven Spielberg

It's sad to think that two of the most well-known film critics are no longer with us. Last year we lost Roger Ebert (and he's given a loving tribute and profile in the Sundance selected documentary Life Itself), and awhile back Gene Siskel passed as well. But thankfully, thanks to the internet, we get to relive some of their greatest moments and passion for film. One such episode of their iconic series "Siskel & Ebert" was entirely dedicated to Steven Spielberg. But what's truly great about this episode is that it happened in 1984, when Spielberg was just preparing to release Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Watch it! ›››

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DC Celebrates Batman's 75th Anniversary with New Animated Short

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:01
 Strange Days

In case you didn't know, this year marks the 75th Anniversary of Batman, hot on the heels of last year's celebration of the 75th anniversary of Superman. Warner Bros. is doing all sorts of celebrations for The Dark Knight (you can learn more about their plans here), and one of their little tributes to the Caped Crusader has come in the form of a new animated short from Bruce Timm, the man behind the spectacular "Batman: The Animated Series." In the stylish short, Batman is in pursuit of Hugo Strange, who we all once thought would be part of Christopher Nolan's franchise. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the short below! ›››

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Chloe Moretz Gets Her Own Young Adult Project with 'The 5th Wave'

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 11:31
The 5th Wave / Chloe Moretz

Now that Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley have their own young adult franchises, it's time for an equally talented young actress to get her own as well. The Wrap has learned that Sony Pictures has landed Chloe Moretz (Carrie, Let Me In, Kick-Ass) to lead The 5th Wave, based on Rick Yancey's popular young adult novel of the same name. The book is the first in a young adult trilogy (of course) about Cassie Sullivan, who survives four waves of deadly attacks of human-looking aliens against Earth. On the run to save her younger brother, she meets a mysterious young man who may become her final hope to survive. Read on! ›››

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'Dolphin Tale 2' Trailer Has More Family Friendly Animal Melodrama

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:46
Dolphin Tale 2

If the first Dolphin Tale just wasn't adorable and cheesy enough for you, the story of the prosthetic-wearing dolphin Winter continues as he faces yet another obstacle to over come in Dolphin Tale 2. Though Winter had his life-saved by Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Morgan Freeman), now his elderly surrogate mother Panama has passed away, leaving him alone and needing a companion in order to comply with USDA regulations. And of course, Winter's human caretakers, including do everything they can to find another dolphin to pair with Winter. However, this first teaser trailer just focuses on the saving of a new dolphin named Hope, since highlighting the death of Panama would be very depressing. Is this Winter's new friend? ›››

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Lionsgate Splitting Final 'Divergent' Sequel 'Allegiant' into Two Films

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:25
Allegiant

Because previous split sequel finales have found so much success with The Twilight Saga, Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment have decided to split the final chapter of Allegiant, the last sequel in Veronica Roth's sci-fi young adult novel series that began with Divergent. The first film just hit theaters in March and has pulled in $139 million worldwide so far after just three weeks at the box office, with several markets (France, Germany, Russia, Australia, Scandinavia and more) yet to release the film. It may not be a runaway hit, but it's enough for the studio to maximize their profits. ›››

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Jim Caviezel Coaches Football in 'When the Game Stands Tall' Trailer

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:01
When the Game Stands Tall

Just in time to be couple with Kevin Costner's return to sports drama in Draft Day this weekend, we have the trailer for When the Game Stands Tall, a typical underdog sports drama inspired by a true story. In this one, Jim Caviezel (Passion of the Christ, "Person of Interest") coaches an unknown high school football team and leads them to an unprecedented winning streak. But the unique angle comes from the fact that the story seems to really begin after the winning streak is over. Still, it looks like exactly what you would expect from a film like this, and it's a wonder we haven't seen a whole film parodying the cliches of these kind of cliche sports dramas. Anyway, plenty of football fans will probably still like this one. Watch? ›››

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King of Monsters Goes Black and White on a New Poster for 'Godzilla'

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 23:21
Godzilla

Along with some cool official posters and some stellar artwork from talented fans, we've seen quite a bit of the new version of Godzilla, the classic monster who has terrorized the world for decades. But now we get a different look at the King of Monsters in a cool new black and white poster. It's not quite as cool as that fanmade seismograph poster (which you can buy right here), but it's still something to see for any fan of Godzilla. If anything, it calls back to the original inception of the giant lizard since he debuted when black and white was a standard in motion pictures. A new black and white Godzilla would actually be fun. Look! ›››

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'Game of Thrones' Showrunners Bringing 'Dirty White Boys' to Film

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 17:59
Dirty White Boys / D.B. Weiss & David Benioff

After last weekend's season premiere of "Game of Thrones," the HBO series' showrunners have already received good news by having their epic fantasy renewed for a fifth and sixth season, and now they've got a feature film in development as well. Deadline reports David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have struck a deal with Fox to write, direct and produce an adaptation of Dirty White Boys, Stephen Hunter's 1995 novel about three violent escaped convicts and the good cop who will pursue them to the ends of the Earth to end their spree of terror across the Southwest. But as of now it's not clear when they will actually shoot the film. ›››

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Watch: Teaser Trailer for Disneynature's Latest Doc 'Monkey Kingdom'

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:37
Monkey Kingdom

With the release of the documentary Bears just under a couple weeks away, Disneynature is already beginning to show off their Earth Day documentary release coming in 2015. This time the niche release arm of the House of Mouse is focusing on a group of monkeys in the jungles of South Asia in Monkey Kingdom. The film spotlights the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who live in ancient ruins found deep in the storied jungles of South Asia, alongside a rich cast of forest characters. More specifically, we follow a mother and her newborn as they struggle to survive. Watch! ›››

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Trumbull's 4K 120FPS Film 'UFOTOG' Premiering at Seattle's Cinerama

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 16:22
Cinerama Sci-Fi Festival

He changed the industry forever with the visual effects for 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner. Can he do again in 2014? After following its development for years, visual effects master Doug Trumbull is premiering his first experimental 4K 3D 120FPS film titled UFOTOG at the Second Fictional Festival this May up at Seattle's Cinerama. We've written about this odd UFOTOG project a few times before and have been patiently awaiting its arrival, mostly just to see what all the hype is behind this latest sci-fi experience that Trumbull has come up with. Press releases are hitting now confirming the premiere in Seattle. Read on. ›››

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Check Out the Official Posters for Deep Sea Diving Thriller 'Pioneer'

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 15:44
Pioneer

When your ultimate adventure becomes your ultimate nightmare. If you're into deep sea diving conspiracy thrillers, then we've got the perfect film for you. Titled Pioneer, this Norwegian thriller is about a team of divers who were part of risky experiments at the start of the Norwegian oil-drilling industry in the early 80s. The cast includes Aksel Hennie plus Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang, Jonathan LaPaglia, Stephanie Sigman and Jørgen Langhelle. The film already premiered in Europe last year and has been waiting for a US release, however io9 has debuted a new US poster and we thought it was worth sharing to bring some attention to this interesting little film. I'm intrigued by all the imagery, but I'm not sure if it'll be any good. ›››

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'Sinister Six' & 'Venom' to Hit Theaters Before 'Amazing Spider-Man 4'

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 14:16
Sinister Six

Last summer, Sony Pictures surprised everyone by planning way ahead with release dates for The Amazing Spider-Man 3 on June 10th, 2016 and The Amazing Spider-Man 4 on May 4th, 2018. Then the studio revealed just how big their Spider-Man universe would be by announcing villain spin-off films Venom and The Sinister Six, the latter just gaining Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard. Though neither of those latter two films have official release dates yet, producer Matt Tolmach gives us an idea of what's happening with The Amazing Spider-Man release plan, and it might mean some date jockeying. Read on! ›››

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See The Evolution of Film from 1878 to 2014 in Just Three Minutes

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 13:53
The Evolution of Film

In the short history of filmmaking, the advancement of technology has allowed the face of cinema to change quickly, sometimes with audiences not always prepared to keep up. Whether it's the jump from silent films to talkies, hand drawn animation to computer animation, or 2D to 3D, there's always something new being added to how we experience motion pictures. Now an impressive three-minute montage called The Evolution of Film from Humber College graduate Scott Ewing (via SlashFilm) takes a brief look at the history of cinema from the dawn of the moving picture all the way back in 1878 to the films of today. Watch! ›››

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Must Watch: First Trailer for Spectacular Sundance Sci-Fi 'I Origins'

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:27
I Origins

"I'd like to tell you the story of the eyes that changed this world." After making a splash with the indie sci-fi Another Earth at Sundance in 2011, director Mike Cahill returned to the independent film festival with the penetrating sci-fi drama I Origins. Now the first trailer for the compelling film starring Michael Pitt, Brit Marling and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey has arrived. This film is an absolute sensation (read Alex's Sundance review right here), and serves as an interesting, provoking bridge between the ever-strong debate between faith and science. This is one you'll want to seek out this summer for sure. Watch the trailer now! ›››

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International 'Deliver Us from Evil' Trailer Brings Some More Horror

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:59
Deliver Us from Evil

The first domestic trailer for the procedural horror thriller Deliver Us from Evil showed just a hint of the full story in the film starring Eric Bana, and chose to focus on more of a clip featuring his character's daughter getting scared by some unseen supernatural force. Now a different international trailer has arrived showing more of the investigation into the supernatural, including a brief glimpse at Joel McHale in the film. This looks like it could be awesome, and director Scott Derrickson has delivered some great horror previously with Sinister and The Exorcism of Emily Rose, so we're very curious to see how this turns out. ›››

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Watch: Second 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' Theatrical Trailer Soars

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:55
How to Train Your Dragon 2

"There's a whole other world of dragons out there." The final trailer for DreamWorks Animation's sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2 has arrived, and this looks like a truly mystifying sequel. Complete with new creatures, new enemies and even a surprise change in Hiccup's (Jay Baruchel) trusty dragon Toothless, this looks just as good, if not better, than the original animated adventure. Plus, the animation itself looks absolutely incredible, especially the flight sequences. We're definitely excited for all this summer's comic book movies, but this one is definitely on our list of anticipated films too. Watch it below! ›››

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Aaron Paul & Samantha Morton in 'Decoding Annie Parker' First Trailer

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:42
Decoding Annie Parker

Following the end of "Breaking Bad," actor Aaron Paul isn't faring too well on the big screen since Need for Speed was an absolute mess of nonsense and poor action. But maybe a lower profile drama will show his talents better in Decoding Annie Parker. The film follows two women, Samantha Morton and Helen Hunt, whose lives intersect as one deals with loss and heartbreak and the other has a breakthrough in the area of treating breast cancer. Morton adds some darker humor into the mix, and this look pretty charming and even amusing despite the depressing true story material. And there's Aaron Paul looking like a real 70s hippie (along with some great wardrobe for the whole cast) Might be worth checking out. Watch below! ›››

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French Film 'Party Girl' Chosen as Cannes Un Certain Regard Opener

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:58
Cannes - Party Girl

Cannes has officially announced another film in this year's line-up ahead of the full selection unveiling next week. We already know that Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, will be the opening competition film of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Following that we can now include Party Girl, a film written and directed by Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, which has been chosen to open the Official Selection of the Un Certain Regard category. It follows Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring which was presented in 2013. So far, so good, with the complete list of 2014 films next week. ›››

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'X-Men' Producer Wants to Try Spin-Offs Again, Maybe with Mystique

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 09:53
Mystique

If there's one thing pretty much every X-Men fan can agree on it's that the origin spin-off X-Men Origins: Wolverine was absolutely terrible. It turned Logan (Hugh Jackman) into a walking punchline, had poorly completed special effects, and completely ruined the character of Deadpool. But that doesn't mean longtime franchise producer Lauren Schuler Donner wants to give up on the prospect of spinning off characters into their own films again, especially with how successful Marvel has been with their cinematic universe. And one of those characters might be Jennifer Lawrence as shapeshifting mutant Mystique. Read on! ›››

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