Yesterday, Harrison Ford participated in a Reddit AMA to promote the upcoming Showtime docuseries Years of Living Dangerously, which is about climate change. During the AMA, Ford fielded plenty of questions about his career, personal life, interests, and various other topics. Ford came off online as he usually does in interviews: charming when asked good questions, and not suffering fools when it comes to bad, fanboyish questions. My personal favorite was when someone asked, “Who shot first? Han Solo or Greedo?” and Ford responded, “I don’t know and I don’t care.” And if you think he’s being a curmudgeon, he also says he was happy to take small roles in Anchorman 2 and The Expendables 3 because they looked like fun even though he hadn’t seen the previous movies.
Hit the jump for more including Ford’s thoughts on Blade Runner 2.
Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow have released the first TV spot for Doug Liman’s sci-fi action film Edge of Tomorrow. The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race. He wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier, and perhaps change his fate thanks to the help of a fellow officer played by Emily Blunt. Since it looks like Cruise’s character will be dying many times, not all of the deaths are going to be super-heroic, and a couple of those less-than-prestigious fatalities are shown here.
Hit the jump to check out the Edge of Tomorrow TV spot. The film also stars Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riely, Jonas Armstrong, Franz Drameh, Masayoshi Haneda, and Tony Way. Edge of Tomorrow opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 6th.
Earlier this evening, HBO released a new teaser trailer for their upcoming drama series, The Leftovers. The story takes place after the Rapture, centering on the people in a small town that didn’t make the cut. Unlike last week’s teaser which was more of an enticing announcement for people who didn’t know anything about the series, this new teaser hints at an interesting mix of reflective mystery and violent intensity.
Hit the jump to check out The Leftovers teaser trailer. The series stars Justin Theroux, Liv Tyler, Christopher Eccleston, Amy Brenneman, Carrie Coon, Ann Dowd, and Chris Zylka. The Leftovers premieres June 15th at 10pm.
Sony Pictures has released another clip from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The follow-up finds Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) surrounded by antagonistic forces as Electro (Jamie Foxx) emerges, Parker’s old friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) returns to New York City, and everyone seems to have a connection to the shady goings-on at Oscorp. This clip features some admirable creativity when it comes to the variety of ways Spidey must weave his web in order to save New York City’s hapless citizens from Electro. However, you have to accept the notion that his webbing can move faster than electricity.
Hit the jump to check out the Amazing Spider-Man 2 clip. The film also stars Emma Stone, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, and Felicity Jones. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 2nd.
The first TV spot for Brett Ratner‘s Hercules has gone online. Not to be confused with the Hercules movie that came out earlier this year, Ratner’s take on the Greek legend is billed as “a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist.” The story takes place after Hercules’ famous twelve labors, and has him “traveling with a group of mercenaries and cashing in on his famous name until he’s hired to train an army for an epic battle.” This TV spot contains some new footage including Hercules (Dwayne Johnson) throwing a goddamn horse.
Hit the jump to check out the Hercules TV spot. The film also stars John Hurt, Ian McShane, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, Rufus Sewell, Robert Maillet, and Irina Shayk. Hercules opens in 3D on July 25th.
20th Century Fox has released the first clip from The Fault in Our Stars. The adaptation of the John Green novel centers on the relationship between two teenagers (Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort) who meet at a cancer support group and fall in love. I really enjoyed the book, but I was worried that some aspects of it might come off as too twee or self-conscious. I had some reservations about this moment between Hazel (Woodley) and Gus (Elgort), but after watching it on screen, it’s clear that director Josh Boone has played the interaction perfectly. The chemistry between Woodley and Elgort is excellent, and instead of this scene coming off as contrived, it’s endearing.
Hit the jump to check out the Fault in Our Stars clip. The film also stars Willem Dafoe, Nat Wolff, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Mike Birbiglia, and Emily Peachey. The Fault in Our Stars opens June 6th.
In addition to releasing a new TV spot for Transformers: Age of Extinction, Paramount also released a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV spot during tonight’s MTV Movie Awards (MTV and Paramount are both part of the big, happy Viacom family). This TV spot emphasizes the importance of brotherhood and “nothing is as strong as family,” especially when your family consists of giant, mutated turtles and a rat. Speaking of which, this TV spot also provides a brief look at the turtles’ sensei, Splinter (who will be voiced by Tony Shalhoub).
Hit the jump to check out the TV spot. The film also stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and William Fichtner with Johnny Knoxville as the voice of Leonardo. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens August 8th.
Paramount has released a new TV spot for Transformers: Age of Extinction. Mark Wahlberg plays a burgeoning inventor and family man who runs into trouble when he accidentally discovers a beat-up Transformer. Age of Extinction takes place a considerable time after the events of Dark of the Moon, and the U.S. Government now feels that there is no use for Transformers here on Earth. This new clip is mostly stuff we saw in the trailer, but I think that even from this 30-second spot, I have a good idea of the plot: one giant robot will hit another giant robot; people scatter in terror.
Hit the jump to check out the Transformers: Age of Extinction TV spot. The film also stars Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, T.J. Miller, Titus Welliver, Han Geng, Sophia Myles, and Li Bingbing. Transformers: Age of Extinction opens June 27th.
20th Century Fox released a new clip from X-Men: Days of Future Past during tonight’s MTV Movie Awards. The follow-up finds Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) having his consciousness sent back to 1973 in order to help Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and the rest of the X-Men: First Class crew stop Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) and the rise of the Sentinels, giant robots programmed to exterminate mutants. This clip gives us a look at the advanced sentinels, but what’s really striking is how director Bryan Singer is using the mutant powers to create some exciting new set pieces. It’s particularly cool to see Blink’s portal ability and watch Iceman finally ride an ice trail.
Hit the jump to check out the X-Men: Days of Future Past clip. The film also stars Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Evan Peters, Ellen Page, Shawn Ashmore, Halle Berry, Lucas Till, Omar Sy, Adan Canto, Booboo Stewart, Daniel Cudmore, and Bingbing Fan. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in 2D and 3D on May 23rd.
A new Maps to the Stars image along with the Italian teaser poster has been released. David Cronenberg‘s upcoming film follows an archetypical Hollywood dynasty including a writer of self-help manuals, his wife who manages the career of their 13-year-old son, and their daughter, who was recently released from a sanatorium where she was treated for criminal pyromania. The plot also includes Havana, an actress who wants to remake a movie that starred her now-deceased mother. Mia Wasikowska plays the institutionalized daughter, and the actress is crushing the dead-eyed stare.
Hit the jump to check out the image and the Italian teaser poster. The film also stars John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, and Sarah Gadon. While the movie has received an R-rating from the MPAA, it currently doesn’t have a U.S. release date. Maps to the Stars will likely premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month, and a domestic release date should be announced around then.
Today, we’re pleased to bring you two exclusive Cuban Fury images. The film stars Nick Frost as a former salsa-dancing prodigy who attempts to regain his dancing form in order to impress his new American boss (Rashida Jones). He runs across formidable competition by way of his co-worker, played by Chris O’Dowd.
Hit the jump to check out the images, and click here for our interview with Frost and Jones. The film also stars Ian McShane and Olivia Coleman. Cuban Fury is now in theaters.
New posters have been released for your viewing pleasure. Briefly:
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 – Directed by Dean Deblois, the animated sequel opens in 3D on June 13th, and features the voices of Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kit Harington, Craig Ferguson, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, T.J. Miller, Djimon Hounsou, and Kristen Wiig.
- Frank – Lenny Abrahamson’s off-beat, dark comedy Frank opens in the U.K. on May 4th, and stars Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Scoot McNairy. U.S. distributor Magnolia Pictures hasn’t announced a U.S. release date.
- The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – Marc Webb’s superhero blockbuster opens in 3D on May 2nd, and stars Andrew Garfield, Jamie Foxx, Dane DeHaan, Emma Stone, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, Colm Feore, and Sally Field.
Hit the jump to check out the new posters.
This is what Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has wrought. From now on, the final chapter of every major franchise will be split in two. Mark my words: Eventually the adaptation of the final book in a trilogy will be split into thirds. Xzibit will have to appear before every franchise and say, “I heard you like trilogies so I put a trilogy inside your trilogy.” The latest franchise to get the split treatment is Allegiant, the final book in the Divergent trilogy. It’s not a surprising move. Lionsgate split the final Twilight book—Breaking Dawn—into two parts and they’re doing the same thing with Mockingjay, the finale of the Hunger Games series. You have to milk these franchises for all their worth even though I have yet to hear a single good thing about Allegiant.
Hit the jump for the press release regarding the Allegiant movie split. The next installment, Insurgent will open on March 20, 2015. Allegiant – Part 1 will be released March 18, 2016 and Allegiant – Part 2 will open on March 24, 2017.
[This is a re-post of my Joe review from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Joe opens today in limited release.]
After watching Prince Avalanche earlier this year, I hoped that director David Gordon Green would continue with smaller, more intimate stories. With his follow-up, Joe, he has not only built on the palette-cleanser of Prince Avalanche, but also delivered one of his best movies. Featuring tremendous performances from stars Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan as well as a cast of non-professional actors, Joe is both compassionate towards its characters and non-judgmental towards their actions. It’s a story about men teetering between honest living and losing all restraint with their violent tendencies. Casually and with great subtlety, Green examines not only the inner struggle to maintain control, but also how much responsibility we owe to others and the limits of that responsibility.
X-Men: Days of Future Past is still over a month away, but there’s no time to waste! We already have to start talking about the sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse, even though it doesn’t come out for over two years! Director Bryan Singer and co-producer/co-writer Simon Kinberg spoke to EW about their plans for the film, and revealed that they will be taking elements from the 90s comic book series, Age of Apocalypse, but won’t strictly adhere to the alternate universe aspect of the story. Kinberg explains that Apocalypse “won’t necessarily create an alternate universe, but there may be some swapping things that I’m playing with.” Does that mean the time-travel in Days of Future Past might alter our reality to suit the needs of the new story, but not so drastically as to make the world unrecognizable? Kinberg also goes on to say that “From a visual standpoint it actually may be a bigger movie than Days of Future Past because there’ll be disaster movie imagery, like the title would imply.” Disaster imagery? In a superhero movie? Ridiculous. People would never go for that.
Hit the jump for more X-Men: Apocalypse details. X-Men: Days of Future Past opens in 2D and 3D on May 23rd. X-Men: Apocalypse opens May 27, 2016.