If you missed the red-band trailer for director Paul Middleditch’s horror comedy Rapture-Palooza, you can check out the newly-released toned-down version here. There’s only a little bit of new footage and it keeps the same jokes from the first trailer (minus the profanity), but star Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air) is certainly worth a second look, don’t you think? She plays the object of affection sought after by the Anti-Christ (Craig Robinson) when the Rapture befalls Seattle. Her boyfriend (John Francis Daley) will do anything he can to stop her from becoming Satan’s bride.
Also starring Rob Corddry, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Thomas Lennon, Ana Gasteyer, John Michael Higgins, Tyler Labine and Ken Jeong, Rapture-Palooza opens in theaters and on VOD June 7th. Hit the jump for the green-band trailer, image, synopsis and poster.
Blood Ties, the new film from Tell No One director Guillaume Canet, is premiering at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, and the first eight images from the movie have been released. The story takes place in New York in 1974, and centers on two brothers. One has recently been released from prison, and the other is a cop who is trying to help his brother out only to discover that old habits die hard. The stellar cast includes Clive Owen, Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Mila Kunis, Billy Crudup, James Caan, and Zoe Saldana.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The Cannes Film Festival is now underway, so we should expect to hear the buzz on Blood Ties soon.
The 2013 Cannes Film Festival begins today, and new images have been released for these movies in the fest’s line-up:
- Behind the Candelabra – Directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, and Debbie Reynolds.
- Nebraska – Directed by Alexander Payne, starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, Stacy Keach, and Bob Odenkirk.
- The Immigrant – Directed by James Gray, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Marion Cotillard, and Jeremy Renner.
- As I Lay Dying – Directed and starring James Franco, co-starring Tim Blake Nelson, Logan Marshall-Green, and Danny McBride.
Hit the jump for the images and synopses. The 2013 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15 – May 26th.
Summit Entertainment has released a new image from director Neil Burger’s (The Illusionist) adaptation of the YA novel Divergent. Based on the book by author Veronica Roth, the story takes place in a futuristic society where people are divided into factions based on their personalities, and Shailene Woodley’s Tris is a young girl who doesn’t fit into any of the pre-assigned groups and faces termination due to her status as a “Divergent.” This new image highlights a pivotal moment in the story when Tris begins her initiation into one of the factions, and it also provides a great view of the Chicago skyline, which is where the pic is being filmed.
Hit the jump to check out the new image along with a high-resolution version of the previous image that was released, and if you missed it click here to check out our recent lengthy interview with Roth about the film and the final novel in the book series. Divergent also stars Kate Winslet, Theo James, Ashley Judd, Tony Goldwyn, and Ray Stevenson and opens on March 21, 2014.
We’ve seen plenty of set photos from Terrence Malick‘s Knight of Cups, but now an official image has been released. The image is a nice shot of a scene we previously saw in set photos with Christian Bale and Natalie Portman frolicking on a beach. If you focus, you can almost see the lyrical cinematography and whispered narration. There are few details on Knight of Cups other than it’s about the Los Angeles movie business and features half of Hollywood. In addition to Bale and Portman, the cast includes Cate Blanchett, Isabel Lucas, Antonio Banderas, Wes Bentley, Imogen Poots, Freida Pinto, Teresa Palmer, Ryan O’Neal, Jason Clarke, Joel Kinnaman, and Shea Whigham (hat tip to The Playlist for keeping count). However, these are actors who have only been seen in set photos; we don’t know who will make the final cut.
We also don’t know when Malick will have that final cut. He’s editing multiple movies, and he has no problem spending years in the editing room. As The Playlist reminds us, it took 18 months between the first photo of To the Wonder to the film’s release. Footage from Knight of Cups is currently being shown to possible distributors at Cannes this week. Hit the jump to check out the image.
Shooting wrapped some time ago on The Wolverine, but director James Mangold is happy to keep tweeting set photos. The latest is a fight between Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) and Lord Shingen (Hiroyuki Sanada), and Mangold added, “Hiro Sanada and HJ rehearse clash of claws and blades. Hiro is a truly great actor, martial artist and friend.” I’m sure all of this true, but what I don’t understand about this set photo is how Wolverine is even having a battle against a guy with a sword unless the sword is adamantium. Adamantium swords would be awesome.
Hit the jump to check out the set photo. The film also stars Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Rila Fukushima, Tao Okamoto, and Svetlana Khodchenkova. The Wolverine opens in 3D on July 26th.
Earlier this week, we got our first look at the highly-anticipated new series, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The new series takes place after The Avengers, and has Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) leading a new team of S.H.I.E.L.D. operatives against supernatural forces. Today, seven more seconds of precious footage have been released, and Coulson announces “Welcome to Level 7″. Some may wonder, “What is Level 7″? I wonder if these incredibly brief snippets of footage will be a consistent thing throughout the summer. If so, that’s incredibly obnoxious. The people who would watch seven seconds of footage are already going to see the show. Provide real trailers or keep the show under wraps (I suspect the next major look at the show will come during Comic-Con).
Hit the jump to watch seven seconds of footage because you’re already going to see the show. The series also stars also stars Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Chloe Bennet. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. premieres Tuesdays this fall on ABC. [Update: ABC has released a full 3-minute trailer for the series, which is now included after the jump.]
Pixar continues to roll out Toy Story shorts, and this Halloween we’ll be getting another one. Disney has announced that they’ll be releasing Toy Story of Terror on ABC. According to TV Guide, the short will be 30-minutes long, and has the toys staying in a motel after Bonnie takes them on a road trip only to have the car break down along the way. Once inside the spooky motel, one of the toys goes missing, and “the rest of the gang will find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate.” The short will appeal to kids, but adults should enjoy references to Psycho, Aliens, and Predator. One of the Predator references could be the return of Combat Carl (from the first movie), who will be voiced by Carl Weathers. The gang will be joined by Toy Story 3 toys, Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton) and Trixie (Kristen Schaal).
Hit the jump for the image and more.
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.]
Director Bryan Singer has shared a new image from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and it’s a perfect encapsulation of the mix of new and familiar that the film’s story involves. We see Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine and Nicholas Hoult’s Beast standing side-by-side in Professor X’s familiar underground hallway, but they’re decked out in 1970s clothes given that the year is 1973. It’s a fantastic tease for fans, as we see that Hoult’s Dr. Hank McCoy has somehow found a way to suppress his Beastly appearance. Interesting…
Hit the jump to take a look at the image. and if you missed them check out Singer’s images of Jackman as Wolverine, Halle Berry as Storm, Patrick Stewart as Professor X, James McAvoy as Professor X and Shawn Ashmore as Iceman. The film also stars Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Ian McKellan, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Omar Sy, Daniel Cudmore, Booboo Stewart, Fan Bingbing, and Peter Dinklage. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens July 18, 2014.
Picturehouse has released the first image from director Nimrod Antal’s (Predators) upcoming concert movie/narrative feature hybrid Metallica Through the Never. The film stars Dane DeHaan as a band crew member who is sent out on a mission during a live Metallica concert. DeHaan’s character soon finds that his life has turned completely upside down. The footage of DeHaan’s character is interspersed with actual concert footage, and during Steve’s recent interview with the actor he described the pic as “a concert movie meets The Wall meets Metallica.”
Hit the jump to check out the first image from the film, which shows DeHaan’s character in a rather chaotic situation. Metallica Through the Never opens exclusively in IMAX theaters on September 27th and expands into additional theaters on October 4th.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything on Jose Padilha‘s remake of RoboCop. The film was originally scheduled to open in August, but was pushed back to next February. The last time we saw anything from the movie was in November, but now some new set photos and video have surfaced. These images show off the costume in greater detail, and while there’s been some inevitable grumbling, I like the new look. The original outfit is iconic, and this isn’t a radical departure, but it has enough of its own flavor to pay homage while still finding away to stand apart. As for the video, fast motorcycles are fast.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos and video. The film stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jay Baruchel and Jackie Earle Haley. RoboCop opens February 7th, 2014.
The first set photos from The Wachowski Siblings‘ Jupiter Ascending have landed online. The film follows Jupiter Jones (Mila Kunis), a recent Russian immigrant who has to scrub toilets for a living, but then discovers she has the genetic signature that makes her next in line to be Queen of the Universe. Channing Tatum co-stars as a genetically engineered ex-military hunter who must track her down. The costumes and makeup on some of the extras look like 17th century French royalty that had their clothes tailored in Southeast Asia. I like it. We can also see some extras who I assume will also be wearing masks/helmets over the non-blackened parts of their faces. In other Jupiter Ascending news, the production has been shooting at London’s Natural History Museum, and a source tells The Sun, “A skate ramp has been built over the top of the huge dinosaur in the foyer for a climax chase scene.” I think it’s just a ramp unless someone actually skates on it. If Channing Tatum ends up using a skateboard to jump over a dinosaur, this will be the best movie of the decade.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos.
The set photos from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 continue to roll in. This past weekend, director Marc Webb gave us an official look at Paul Giamatti as The Rhino, and now we not only have more images of tattooed Giamatti, but Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) engaging in some superheroics. That bus full of innocent passengers will most likely be saved unless Webb is considering a dastardly twist where Spider-Man lets it fall on the little girl. In all fairness, she is wearing a stupid-looking backpack.
Hit the jump to check out the set photos. The film also stars Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2, 2014.
AMC has released the first image from the upcoming fourth season of its incredibly popular drama series The Walking Dead. Production began earlier this week in Atlanta on season four, and this image doesn’t tease much other than the fact that Andrew Lincoln’s Rick may or may not have a stalker. Little is known about the upcoming season, but the show is now under the creative supervision of new showrunner Scott Gimple after Glen Mazzara was “let go” in the middle of season three. After much buildup and promise, the third season finale was about as anticlimactic as you can get, so hopefully The Walking Dead is taken in a bit of a new direction this year. David Morrissey is confirmed to return as The Governor, and Chad Coleman (Tyreese), Sonequa Martin-Green (Sasha), and Emily Kinney (Beth) have all been upped to series regular status.
Hit the jump to check out the image. A firm date has yet to be announced, but expect the fourth season of The Walking Dead to begin sometime this fall—likely in October.