Tomorrow marks the end of an era: NBC’s The Office is coming to a close after nearly a decade on the air. While the show’s definitely had its highs and lows over the years (particularly since original “World’s Best Boss” Steve Carell left at the end of season seven), anyone who’s stuck with the series for this long is surely hoping to see things wrap up in a satisfying way. The big question is, what will leave most fans satisfied?
For many, only the return of Carell’s Michael Scott–along with love interest Holly, played by Amy Ryan—will suffice. NBC’s still playing coy as to whether or not they’ll appear… but thanks to Mark Englert and the folks at Bottleneck Gallery, fans will have a chance to glimpse Michael and Holly one last time tomorrow even if NBC totally screws the pooch on their cameo. Meet me after the jump for the details, folks.
Intrepid reporter Samantha Cheirif is currently snapping some movie marketing images from the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. We hope to have more images in the coming days, but for now we have looks at international posters for World War Z, The Lone Ranger, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Hercules 3D, Despicable Me 2 and more. There are also quite a few promos for films that might not even be on your radar yet, so it’s definitely worth a look.
The 2013 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15th to May 26th. Hit the jump to check out the images.
Summit Entertainment has released eight character motion posters for Now You See Me. I’ve enjoyed the posters for the film since they’re employing trippy optical illusions that fit in well with the plot about four magicians who use their tricks to rob banks. This looks like a fun movie, and I hope it’s good because it would be a shame to waste a cast that includes Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Melanie Laurent, and Morgan Freeman.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. Now You See Me opens May 31st.
IFC Films has released the trailer and poster for Peter Strickland‘s thriller Berberian Sound Studio. The film stars Toby Jones as a sound engineer who has come to Italy to work on a horror film. Once there, he finds the project in disarray, and begins to feel a sense of tension from the picture as well as the working conditions. The movie isn’t without merit, but it will likely appeal more to fans of giallo cinema. I caught the flick at Fantastic Fest last year, and while I enjoyed Jones’ performance and the intensity of the direction, it couldn’t make up for a dull story.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. Berberian Sound Studio will be released in theaters, on VOD, and on iTunes on June 7th.
Lionsgate has released a new poster for director Francis Lawrence’s upcoming sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The film finds Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss and Josh Hutcherson’s Peeta dealing with the after-effects of the first film, as a nation-wide uprising begins to swell. This new poster is quite visually appealing, and it’s graced with the following quote from the novel “The sun persists in rising, so I make myself stand.” While I was admittedly apprehensive about Francis Lawrence taking over the director’s chair from Gary Ross, the first trailer for Catching Fire was pretty spot-on, and this new poster has me really looking forward to seeing more footage from the film.
Hit the jump to check out the new poster. The film also stars Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Jeffrey Wright, and Amanda Plummer. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22nd in IMAX and traditional theaters.
Working Title has released the first trailer for director Richard Curtis’ (Love Actually) new film About Time. The pic puts a time travel spin on the classic romantic comedy conceit, as Domnhall Gleeson (Bill Weasley from Harry Potter) plays a man who has inherited the ability to travel through time from his father (Bill Nighy). Naturally, Gleeson’s character uses his time travel prowess to woo the girl of his dreams (Rachel McAdams), but as with all time travel stories, the powers come with grave consequences. Curtis has a knack for making familiar stories interesting and endearing, and About Time looks to be no different. I like the earnestness with which the film is approached, and Gleeson seems poised to break out in a big way.
Hit the jump to watch the debut UK trailer. The film also stars Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Lydia Wilson, and Vanessa Kirby. About Time opens on September 6th in the UK and November 1st in the US. [Update: We've added the just-released US trailer (which gives away too much), poster, and images.]
From time to time, Mondo likes to welcome a few new artists into the fold. They’re also big on launching posters as part of a larger “series”, as in their ongoing Universal Monsters releases, the still-waiting-for-a-Martin-Ansin-Twelve-Monkeys series based on the films of Terry Gilliam, or the somewhat-unofficial Tyler-Stout-doing-Quentin-Tarantino-films series. Today, they’re doing all of these things at once: a new poster series based on the filmography of Paul Thomas Anderson has been announced, and they’re bringing in both artists new and old to see it through to completion. See some of that action after the jump, Captain.
New posters have been released from The Lone Ranger, Red 2, Star Trek Into Darkness, and I, Frankenstein. Briefly, The Lone Ranger international poster has the Lone Ranger in danger of falling into Helena Bonham Carter‘s cleavage, the gang is all there in the Red 2 poster,
the Enterprise is still seriously screwed in the latest poster for Star Trek Into Darkness, and then there’s the first poster for I, Frankenstein. It’s a “motion poster”, but it will be holographic when you see it at your local theater. It doesn’t have a close-up of Aaron Eckhart as the monster, but at a distance, he’s the most handsome iteration of the creature to date.
Hit the jump to check out the posters. The Lone Ranger opens on July 3rd. Red 2 opens July 19th. Star Trek Into Darkness opens in IMAX 3D on Wednesday and in 2D and 3D on Thursday. I, Frankenstein opens in 3D on January 24th. [Update: The Star Trek Into Darkness poster was not approved by the studio, and we have removed it at their request.]
June 14th, 2013. That date has been circled on my calendar for a long time. As I’ve said repeatedly, Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel is easily my most anticipated film of the year and every new TV spot and trailer has left me even more amped to see the film. With the release date fast approaching, Warner Bros. has released two new posters. One of them features Henry Cavill as Superman flying in front of a large S, and the other has him flying towards the sky. Both are very well done. Hit the jump to check them out.
Man of Steel also stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fisburne, Antje Traue, and Russell Crowe.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim is rapidly becoming my most-anticipated film of the year, and if their marketing scheme continues to be this enticing, I don’t see that changing any time soon. Not only do we have new character posters of stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi to share with you today, but we have the first look at sample pages from the graphic novel, Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero, which was written by screenwriter Travis Beacham. If that weren’t enough, Warner Bros. has provided fans with an online Jaeger designer for use in the upcoming training sessions at the film’s viral website. You can design up to four Jaegers and save/share your creation in place of the Jaegers seen in the official artwork. I don’t often geek out, but when I do, it’s over Pacific Rim! Hit the jump to check it all out.
Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer and poster for director David E. Talbert’s (First Sunday) romantic comedy Baggage Claim. The film stars Paula Patton as an unmarried flight attendant who becomes determined to find a man before her younger sister’s wedding. In order to aid her on her quest, her friends at the airport arrange several of her ex-boyfriends to cross her path. Though the “I need a man to make me feel whole” premise is rather played out and at least a little offensive, Baggage Claim actually looks like it has a few genuine laughs in store for audiences. Also, Adam Brody plays the “gay best friend” character, so there’s that.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Derek Luke, Taye Diggs, Jill Scott, Boris Kodjoe, Trey Songz, Tia Mowry, LaLa Anthony, and Djimon Hounsou. Baggage Claim opens on September 27th.
Not too long ago, Mondo Creative Director Justin Ishmael mentioned that a few Evil Dead-related items were headed our way, and it appears that tomorrow’s the day we’re going to have a chance to pick them up. Randy Ortiz’ Army of Darkness print (which first appeared at a Kansas City Drafthouse screening of that Sam Raimi film), a new Evil Dead 2 print from Jason Edmiston, and the latest Mondo poster book—with a special Mondonomicon cover—are all headed our way, and you can find out how many are available, what they’ll set ya back, and more after the jump.
The first poster for one of the most anticipated films of the year has arrive. We got our first incredibly brief look at footage from director Alfonso Cuaron’s long-awaited sci-fi film Gravity last night ahead of the trailer debut on Thursday, and this first poster does a magnificent job of teasing the vast and dangerous nature of space in the film. The story centers on an astronaut (Sandra Bullock) who is stranded alone in space following a catastrophic event aboard a spacecraft. George Clooney also stars, but Bullock is rumored to spend the majority of the screentime in the film utterly alone. The pic was originally slated to open last year, but was subsequently pushed back so that more time could be spent on the visual effects. With a master like Curaron at the helm, this is sure to be unlike anything we’ve seen before.
Hit the jump to take a look at the poster, and check back here tomorrow to watch the first trailer. Gravity opens on October 4th in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D.
A new trailer and poster have been released for Redemption (known as “Hummingbird” overseas). The film stars Jason Statham as an ex-special forces soldier who winds up homeless after going on the run from a court marshal. Joey then steals another man’s identity, and befriends a nun (Agata Buzek). As we saw in the previous trailer, this is a more dramatic role for Statham, but the action beats are still there. This leaves me wondering if Statham has even done a movie where he doesn’t hit somebody. If so, Statham should make a family film. I would see Cheaper by the Dozen 3 if it starred Jason Statham.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster.
A few new posters have made their way online. Briefly:
- Fruitvale Station – The first official poster for the huge Sundance hit teases the heartbreak that lies ahead. There is a strong likelihood that this film will turn you into a blubbering mess. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, and Octavia Spencer and opens on July 12th. Read Matt’s review here.
- The Hangover Part III – A couple of new character posters for Ed Helms’ Stu, Justin Bartha’s Doug, and a rooster. The film opens on May 24th.
- Grown Ups 2 – Hard as you may try to ignore it, this unnecessary comedy sequel exists. The latest poster repeats the gag from the first film of using old photos of the castmembers. The film stars Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, and David Spade and opens on July 12th.
- Now You See Me – A motion poster for the magician thriller starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, and Mark Ruffalo. The film opens on May 31st.
- Europa Report – The first poster for director Sebastian Cordero’s found footage sci-fi film teases the pic’s impressive practical effects. The film stars Sharlto Copley and Michael Nyqvist and is available VOD on June 27th and hits theaters on August 2nd.
Hit the jump to check out the posters and synopses.