See How the Minions Got to New York in New MINIONS Clip

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While there will surely be plenty of box office surprises next year, I think we can all agree that Minions is going to make bank.  Both Despicable Me films did well in theaters, but it’s the adorable minions that have become Universal’s own “Mickey Mouse” if you will, adorning everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs.  The characters get their own spinoff feature next year in a movie that covers the ancient origin of the creatures and revolves around their arrival in 1968 New York, where they set out to find the most despicable master.  A new Minions clip has been released today that focuses on the titular characters’ first arrival in NYC, and it also reveals how they landed upon their signature clothing.  While I wasn’t crazy about either Despicable Me film, I’m intrigued about an animated picture with main characters that speak gibberish.  It’s also just impossible to resist their adorableness.

Watch the new Minions movie clip after the jump.  The film features the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon HammMinions opens in theaters on July 10, 2015.

Bradley Cooper Just Wants to Get the Bad Guys in New AMERICAN SNIPER Clip; Plus 19 New Images

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Warner Bros. has released a new American Sniper clip and a batch of new images from director Clint Eastwood’s upcoming drama.  Bradley Cooper plays U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, who served four tours of duty in Iraq and quickly became the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.  His reputation extended across enemy lines, making him a prime target for the insurgency, and when he returned home to his wife and kids he struggled to leave the war behind.  I’ve seen the film and I really wasn’t crazy about it.  There’s a fascinating story to be told here, especially with regards to how Kyle’s life came to an abrupt end, but that’s not the one Eastwood is interested in telling; it’s a frustratingly one-dimensional portrayal of the war and its effects on those who fought in it.  Nevertheless, Cooper gives a strong performance as Kyle, which you can see here in this brief clip in which Kyle is arguing to be on the ground with the other soldiers instead of perched safely in his sniper’s nest.

Check out the new American Sniper clip after the jump, along with a batch of new images.  The film also stars Sienna Miller, Jake McDormanLuke GrimesSam Jaeger, Navid Negahban, Sammy Sheik, Mido Hamada, and Keir O’Donnell.  American Sniper opens in limited release on December 25th.

New TAKEN 3 Trailer Gives Us the “12 Skills of Christmas” Liam Neeson Style

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The first trailer for Taken 3 proves that we, as a people, want to keep punishing Liam Neeson so he can keep kicking ass.  This dude just cannot catch a fucking break.  But, luckily, he has skills (something I’m sure you’re aware of) and 12 of those skills have now been highlighted in a new trailer that (somewhat awkwardly) pays homage to the “12 Days of Christmas.”  Still, it’s refreshing to see Neeson take on new life as an action star, even if we’re entering the overdoing it phase in regard to the sheer amount of action output he’s involved in these days.  Let’s get him back in a drama at some point, just to mix things up.

Hit the jump to check out a new Taken 3 trailer that will get you in the Christmas spirit and potentially reinvest you in Neeson’s exploits to protect his daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace).  Taken 3 hits theaters on January 9, 2015 and also stars Forest WhitakerDougray ScottSam Spruell and Leland Orser.

Watch Paul Thomas Anderson Explain a Scene from INHERENT VICE

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Save for Boogie Nights, filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson eschews doing audio commentary tracks, which is a shame because he’s an extremely intelligent and talented guy whose insights would be very much welcome.  Luckily, the next best thing to an Inherent Vice commentary track has arrived by way of a short clip from Anderson’s new film in which the writer/director discusses what’s happening on screen.  The film seems to be a bit divise among folks, but I count myself firmly in the “love it” camp.  It’s a movie that washes over you, and Anderson does an incredible job of lulling the audience into an almost hypnotic state as we follow the hilarious adventures of Joaquin Phoenix’s pothead detective Doc Sportello.  Go in with an open mind and I think you’ll have fun with it.

Anyway, check out the short Inherent Vice commentary track after the jump.  The film also stars Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Owen Wilson, Jena Malone, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, and Martin Short.  Inherent Vice opens in limited release on December 12th before expanding wide on January 9th.

New TAKEN 3 Clip Starring Liam Neeson and Forest Whitaker; Plus New Poster

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20th Century Fox just released a new Taken 3 clip from Olivier Megaton‘s action sequel starring Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills, an ex-CIA operative and all-around badass whose family has really had a rough time these last few years.  By now we know all about Mills’ “particular set of skills,” but it seems Franck Dotzler (Forest Whitaker) doesn’t quite know what he’s up against yet.  Hit the jump to check out the clip and to take a look at the new poster.  The film opens in theaters on January 9, 2015.

New TOP FIVE Clips Provide a Bigger Glimpse at Chris Rock’s New Comedy

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I still haven’t had a chance to see the new Chris Rock comedy Top Five, which not only stars the comedian, but was written and directed by him as well.  The first trailer and the red band trailer are both great, and these three new clips provide a further look (even if it’s a brief one) inside the tone of the movie, which seems to be a more grounded, observational type of comedy than something like Grown Ups (which Rock only acted in).  It only makes sense that this more personal material would retain more of Rock’s actual comedic voice.

Check out the new Top Five clips.  The film also stars Rosario DawsonJ.B. SmooveGabrielle UnionTracy MorganCedric the EntertainerKevin HartJerry SeinfeldAdam SandlerWhoopi GoldbergSherri ShepherdJay PharoahAnders Holm, and Michael Che, and features music by Questlove.  Top Five opens in theaters on December 12th.

Check out Six INHERENT VICE Clips Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, and Owen Wilson

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Warner Bros. has releases six new Inherent Vice clips.  Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest stars Joaquin Phoenix as Larry “Doc” Sportello, a pot-smoking private eye who agrees to help an ex (Katherine Waterson) track down her new lover, real estate tycoon Mickey Wolfmann (Eric Roberts), and runs into a number of curious characters in the process.

Hit the jump to check out the Inherent Vice clips.  The film opens in limited release on December 12th before going wide on January 9th, and also stars Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro, Martin Short, Sasha Pieterse, Joanna Newsom, and more.

Watch 6 Clips from Angelina Jolie’s UNBROKEN

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On the heels of the film finally screening for critics and guild groups, Universal Pictures has released a batch of Unbroken movie clips.  Directed by Angelina Jolie, the film tells the true (and incredible) story of Louis Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), a former Olympian and WWII bombardier whose plane crashed at sea in 1943.  Zamperini and two crewmates floated adrift for 47 days and 2000 miles, eventually finding themselves caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a POW camp where Zamperini was targeted by a sadistic overseer.  The film has been highly anticipated by many for its inspiring story and incredible behind-the-scenes (and in front of camera) team, so I’m looking forward to finally checking it out.

Watch the Unbroken movie clips after the jump.  The film also stars MiyaviDomhnall GleesonGarrett HedlundFinn WittrockJai Courtney, and Alex Russell.  Unbroken opens in theaters on December 25th.

Watch 5 Clips and 11 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage From ANNIE

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Sony Pictures has released five clips and more than ten minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from Will Gluck‘s modern reimagining of the Broadway classic Annie.  The film stars Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) as the spunky, street-smart title character, a foster kid living with the cruel Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz) until she’s taken in by the hard-nosed New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) in a thinly veiled campaign move.  There’s an undeniable cheese factor to Annie, but there’s also no doubt Quvenzhané Wallis can carry a film, and it’s nice to see Jamie Foxx loosen up a bit.  As someone who grew up on the original I’m excited to hear what they do with play’s poppy musical numbers, especially given Jay Z‘s involvement as producer.

Hit the jump to check out the new clips from Annie and get a behind-the-scenes look at the on-set hijinks.  The film also stars Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, and David ZayasAnnie opens in theaters December 19th.

Watch 3 Clips and 17 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from Ridley Scott’s EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS

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20th Century Fox has released three clips and nearly 20 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from director Ridley Scott’s Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings.  The film is, of course, Scott’s take on the Bliblical story of Moses, with Christian Bale playing the former Egyptian prince and Joel Edgerton filling the role of the Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses.  If nothing else, the film certainly looks to be visually impressive, as Scott returns to the scale of his previous period epics like Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven.

Check out the new Exodus: Gods and Kings clips and behind-the-scenes footage after the jump.  The film also stars John TurturroAaron PaulBen MendelsohnSigourney Weaver and Ben Kingsley.  Exodus: Gods and Kings opens in theaters in 3D and 2D on December 12th.

Exclusive PIONEER Clip From Erik Skjoldbjærg’s Deep Sea Diving Thriller Starring Wes Bentley

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After a gripping trailer that more than justifies not only your interest, but also the interest of George Clooney and his producing partner Grant Heslov (who are venturing out to remake this film), we’ve got an exclusive clip from Pioneer to share with you.  Written and directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg, the film is set in the 1970s at the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom.

The film stars Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang and Aksel Hennie and hits theaters and OnDemand today, December 5th.  Which means you can technically watch it right now (iTunes link).  Hit the jump for the new Pioneer clip.  It’s pretty intense if you’re at all afraid of tight spaces (or dying). 

Watch Kathryn Bigelow’s Fantastic Short Film About Elephant Poaching, LAST DAYS

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Filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow’s tense drama Zero Dark Thirty was one of the best films of 2012, if not the best film of the year, as the director was able to perfectly sum up the state of our nation in the post-9/11 world through the framing of a taut, procedural thriller.  We’ve all been waiting to see what the director will tackle next (she’s developing a pair of politically tinged films, The True American and a movie about Bowe Bergdahl), but her first post-Zero Dark Thirty project is actually available to watch right now for free.  Bigelow directed a harrowing short film about elephant poaching called Last Days, which addresses the two major concerns about the act: species extinction and global terrorism.  It’s a wonderful and appropriately disturbing piece of filmmaking, made all the more impressive by the fact that Bigelow is able to evoke such a visceral response in just three short minutes.

Watch the short film Last Days after the jump, and please visit lastdaysofivory.com to learn more about this terrible act.

New A MOST VIOLENT YEAR Clip Carries a Loaded Gun in the Upcoming Drama Starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain

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A24 has released a new A Most Violent Year clip.  The film takes place in New York City in 1981, and stars Oscar Isaac as a businessman trying to get a loan to expand his shipping company, but must contend with pressure from his wife (Jessica Chastain), the deputy attorney general (David Oyelowo), and organized crime families.  This premise and this clip may hint at a more intense story, but the film is actually pretty dull and consists largely of Isaac’s character moping around to get enough loans to save his business investment.

Hit the jump to check out the A Most Violent Year clip.  The film opens in limited release on December 31st before expanding nationwide in January, and also stars Albert Brooks and Alessandro Nivola.

Ethan Hawke Is Looking Rough In This Seven Minute PREDESTINATION Opening Scene

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If the neither the first trailer or the second trailer sold you on for Michael and Peter Spierig’s upcoming sci-fi film, Predestination, they’d like to show you the opening scene (which consists of about seven minutes of footage) in order to change your mind.  I myself won’t be watching this footage at this time, since I’m fairly sure I’ll see the whole thing soon enough.  But, if you’re on the fence, I say go for it if you’ve got seven minutes to kill.  The trailers themselves looked pretty good to me, so maybe this will go the extra mile for you.

Hit the jump to watch the Predestination opening scene.  Ethan Hawke, who previously starred in the 2009 vampire movie Daybreakers for the directors, stars here (and if a quick look at the key frame is any indication, he gets fairly roughed up).  The film is inspired by Robert Heinlein’s short story “All You Zombies” and also stars Noah Taylor and Sarah SnookPredestination opens in theaters on January 9th.  Hit the jump to watch the opening scene.

First THE HOBBIT THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES Clip: If Thranduil Won’t Warn Thorin, Bilbo Will

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We’ve seen a number of images and trailers for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, but how about a clip from the film?  Lee Pace’s Thranduil may not be willing to risk spilling more Elvish blood by carrying out Gandalf’s (Ian McKellen) orders, but Martin Freeman’s Bilbo Baggins has no problem stepping in to get the job done.

Check out our very first The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies clip after the jump.  The film also star Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Luke Evans, Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Fry, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, and Orlando BloomThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies opens in theaters on December 17th.

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