BIG HERO 6 Clip Introduces Unlikely Friends Hiro and Baymax

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Disney has released a new Big Hero 6 clip online.  Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh) and Chris Williams (Bolt) directed the adaptation of the Marvel comic, which takes place in the high-tech city of San Fransokyo, and tells the story of a robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada (voiced by Ryan Potter) who, with his robot companion Baymax (Scott Adsit) in tow, teams up with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters to save the metropolis from destruction.

I’m not familiar with the source material, but I really dug the trailer and am looking forward to seeing this movie next month. I think it’s interesting that a lot of the more clever writing on the studio end of things these days is for animated projects.  This clip is most certainly from earlier in the film considering it seems to be the scene where Hiro and Baymax first meet.  Hit the jump to check out the new Big Hero 6 clip.  The film also features the voices of Maya Rudolph, James Cromwell, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, Genesis Rodriguez, Damon Wayans Jr., and Alan TudykBig Hero 6 opens in 3D on November 7th.  And be sure to check back in with us tomorrow, since we have a lot more coverage on this film hitting then.

THE RIOT CLUB Clip Featuring Sam Claflin and Max Irons; Plus THE SOUND AND THE FURY Clip

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Hopefully you’ve had your morning coffee and don’t plan on having a glass of wine for a while now because these new clips from The Sound and the Fury and The Riot Club might make you think twice about drinking either of them.  James Franco’s latest is just days away from its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and has its Toronto International Film Festival screening coming up right after, so the team behind it has unveiled a clip from the film, teasing the intensity we’ve got coming.

We’ve also got Lone Scherfig’s The Riot Club making its way to TIFF for a world premiere.  Even though Joey King and Scott Haze both look like they can get a little nasty in that piece from The Sound and the Fury, the Riot Club clip actually might be tougher to stomach.  Hit the jump to find out why.

LAVA Clip: Pixar’s Latest Grabs the Ukulele and Sings

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There’s not a whole lot to say about a 38-second clip for a 10-minute short, but Pixar’s Lava certainly looks charming enough.  The studio doesn’t have a feature film slated for release this year, at least not since they pushed The Good Dinosaur to 2015, so this clip could be all we get from them for a while.  The short is a “musical love story” that revolves around two anthropomorphic volcanoes, and now you can hear one of those volcanoes (named Uku) sing.

Directed by James Ford Murphy, the short will play in front of Inside Out in theaters starting June 19, 2015.  So, yeah, almost a year away.  Hit the jump to check out the Lava clip!

Exclusive RECLAIM Clip Features John Cusack Getting a Little Too Close to Rachelle Lefevre

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Reclaim is gearing up for release next month and we have an exclusive clip from the film to share with you today.  The clip features John Cusack and Rachelle Lefevre engaging in some beach-side conversation that gets a bit too personal (and a bit too creepy) a bit too quick.  My advice for her would be to run away and take her adopted daughter with her.  Ryan Phillippe also stars in the film along with Luis Guzman and Jacki Weaver.

Reclaim was directed by Alan White from a script by Luke Davies and Carmine Gaeta and if definitely seems like it explores the shady underbelly of the international adoption process.  Hit the jump to check out the Reclaim clip!  The film opens in limited theaters and On-Demand this September 19th.

THE EQUALIZER Clip: Denzel Washington Plays It Cool While Under Interrogation

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The Equalizer is just about a month away, so you can expect Sony Pictures to really ramp up the promotional campaign in the coming weeks.  Two weeks ago we got that new TV spot, but now it’s time for a more comprehensive look at the film courtesy of this brand new clip.

The movie stars Denzel Washington as Robert McCall.  He used to be a Black Ops commando, but managed to swap that career for a quieter existence in Boston by faking his own death.  However, when a young girl named Teri (Chloe Moretz) needs his help, he’s compelled to come out of retirement and take on some Russian gangsters.  Hit the jump to catch The Equalizer clip and find out what happens when one of McCall’s enemies follows him home.  The movie opens traditionally and in IMAX on September 26th, and also stars Melissa LeoMartin CsokasHaley BennettDavid Harbour and Bill Pullman.

Exclusive TRUST ME Clip Goes Behind the Scenes With Sam Rockwell’s Sleazy Character

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Trust Me, director Clark Gregg’s first effort behind the camera since Choke, hits DVD today.  Gregg also wrote and stars in the pic as a down-on-his-luck agent for child actors who discovers a 13-year-old acting prodigy (Saxon Sharbino) and must subsequently deal with her overprotective father (Paul Sparks), an untrustworthy producer (Felicity Huffman), and his nemesis (Sam Rockwell) in order to get himself back on top.  It’s the aforementioned nemesis that this clip focusses on, going behind the scenes for a look at Rockwell and having some fun with his sleazy character.

Hit the jump to watch the Trust Me clip (you can also check out the trailer here).  The film also stars Amanda Peet, Allison JanneyWilliam H. MacyMolly Shannon, and Niecy Nash.  Trust Me is now available on DVD.

THE BABADOOK Clip: Mister Babadook Comes Knocking

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Ever since seeing writer-director Jennifer Kent’s feature directorial debut, The Babadook, all I’ve wanted to do is be a total weirdo and walk around whispering, “Ba ba-ba dook, dook, dook,” to everyone.  Trouble is, the movie doesn’t hit theaters until November 28th, so until then, I’d probably sound like an idiot.  But, a brand new clip from the film did just hit the web and it reveals what The Babadook’s all about and his creepy catchphrase, too.

Hit the jump if you dare let Amelia (Essie Davis) read you the story of Mister Babadook in The Babadook clip.  The film also stars Noah Wiseman, Barbara West and Daniel Henshall.

Watch the Final Battle from GODZILLA and Add Some Monster Mayhem to Your Day

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Godzilla lived up to big expectations assuming you expected it to be a true Godzilla movie.  There wasn’t much in the way of interesting human characters or deep personal drama.  It was about giant monsters fighting, and director Gareth Edwards handled it wonderfully.  It will be four years until we get the sequel, but with the promise of Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah, I’m hoping it will be worth the wait.  In the meantime, we can enjoy the excellent final battle from this year’s movie.  I won’t lie: It’s not quite as powerful when viewed on a computer monitor, but it’s still entertaining.  Atomic breath is always entertaining.

Hit the jump to check out the final battle from Godzilla, and click here to pre-order the film on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, or DVD.  The film will be released for home entertainment on September 16th.

A SECOND CHANCE Clips and Images Featuring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Go Deeper Into the Film’s Criminal Underworld

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One of the feature TIFF films that I’m most looking forward to seeing is Love is All You Need director Susanne Bier’s thriller A Second Chance.  Last month we posted the trailer which was gripping, tense and dour (in a good way).  As I said then, this project looks like a little bit of a twist on Gone Baby Gone (also a good thing) in that it explores thematic elements that could be seen as a counterpoint to that film.  Now we have a series of five clips, totaling eight minutes of the film, that flesh about the characters a bit.

The film was written by frequent Bier collaborator Anders Thomas Jensen and stars Jamie Lannister himself,  Nikolaj Coster-WaldauUlrich Thomsen, Maria Bonnevie, Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Lykke May Andersen also appear.  Hit the jump to check out the A Second Chance clips.  We also have new images from the film.  A Second Chance will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9th.

3 New THE MAZE RUNNER Clips and James Dashner Walk and Talk Featurette

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Almost any film can end up with a sleekly edited trailer, but film clips are different.  Sure, they’re completely out of context, but there’s no better way to get a good sense of tone and the potential of the performances than by seeing a more comprehensive version of a scene.

20th Century Fox just unveiled three brand new clips from their September 19th release, The Maze Runner, and if their intensity is any indication, the full feature is going to be one heck of a film.  Hit the jump to catch all three The Maze Runner clips as well as a featurette of author James Dashner touring the set of the film.

THE DROP Clips and Images Featuring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and James Gandolfini in One of His Final Roles

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Fox Searchlight has released three new clips and some new images from The Drop.  In the film Tom Hardy plays Bob, a former criminal and current bartender working at a bar that serves as a money “drop” for local gangsters.  When the bar gets robbed, Bob and his cousin/employer Marv (James Gandolfini) find themselves in the crosshairs of an investigation and the criminal underworld.

I could go either way on this movie.  It looks like a perfectly good thriller that has been marinating a bit too long in the “tough guys in a tough neighborhood doing tough things” tropes that a lot of filmmakers follow too far down the rabbit hole.  On the other hand it also looks like it might balance that out with a genuinely deft touch.  It also has a great cast and a well-regarded director in Bullhead helmer Michaël R. Roskam and it marks one of Gandolfini’s final performances.  Hit the jump to check out The Drop clips and images (also watch the trailer if you missed it). The film also stars Matthias Schoenaerts,  Noomi Rapace, John Ortiz, Ann Dowd, and James Frecheville.  It opens on September 12th.

Watch the Opening Minutes of DOOMED! THE UNTOLD STORY OF ROGER CORMAN’S “THE FANTASTIC FOUR”

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The reason Sony will never take a long break between Spider-Man movies isn’t just about the desire to rake in the cash (in ever-smaller amounts) every few years.  Part of it is that they need to keep making these movies to retain the rights to the characters.  Same thing goes for Fox and the X-Men franchise.  But those are the mega-budget examples, where there’s still a lot at stake with millions upon millions spent and an expectant audience.

On a smaller level you have something like Doomed! The Untold Story Of Roger Corman’s “The Fantastic Four”.  You may have already seen the trailer for this documentary on this film made in the early 90′s in order for producer Bernd Eichinger to retain the rights, and now we have the opening minutes of the film for you to check out. Hit the jump for a clip from Doomed! The Untold Story Of Roger Corman’s “The Fantastic Four”.

Watch: The Best GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Scene Is Now Online

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has a number of memorable sequences thanks largely to Chris Pratt and a killer soundtrack, but one sequence in particular is positively swell.  The scene comes from the latter third of the film and involves a certain dance, and I’d argue that it is impossible not to smile when watching it.  Since the scene could be considered a spoiler, many were remiss to talk about it openly for fear of spoiling the surprise, but the scene has now been released online in its entirety and it is glorious.  I’m keeping it vague here on the front page for those that haven’t seen the movie yet, but if you have, odds are you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Hit the jump to watch the Guardians of the Galaxy clip.  Now, when does Disney get to making some merch to tie into this scene?

Watch: Celebrate the Work of Master Cinematographer Roger Deakins in Gorgeous Supercut

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Video tributes, or “supercuts” as they’re sometimes called, are rather commonplace, and while most of them are pretty one-note, today a video surfaced online that’s too good not to share.  Titled “Shadows in the Valley”, this video is a celebration of the work of cinematographer Roger Deakins, piecing together just a few of the masterful shots that make up his illustrious career.  From The Assassination of Jesse James to Skyfall to Barton Fink to Fargo to The Shawshank Redemption to O Brother Where Art Thou to No Country for Old Men, Deakins’ filmography is filled with gorgeous film after gorgeous film.  He’s a true genius at manipulating and capturing light, and he’s one of the most gifted people working today.  We have only one Deakins-led film to look forward to this year, the war drama Unbroken, but this video is a wonderful reminder of the variety of work Deakins has elicited, which somehow also feels so singular.

Hit the jump to watch the Roger Deakins video, which was put together by Plot Point Productions, and sound off in the comments with some of your personal favorite Deakins shots.

Watch: Sinister Six Teased in Bonus Content Available on THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Blu-ray

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Though most can agree that this summer’s crop of movies has been surprisingly high in quality, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a rather noticeable blemish.  The film isn’t a total disappointment, as once again Marc Webb excels at the intimate character-centric moments and the performances by Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are spot-on, but the rest of the movie is a hodge-podge of messy set pieces and incongruous, over-the-top villain portrayals.  The film is coming to home video soon, and Sony is doing everything it can to ensure that the Blu-ray is a lucrative endeavor.  Amazing Spider-Man 2’s relatively disappointing box office led to a rethinking of Sony’s master plan when it came to the film franchise, and instead of moving straight into a sequel, the studio is putting The Sinister Six in first position.

As part of the exclusive bonus content on the Spidey Blu-ray at Target, fans will get a look into the plans behind setting up the Sinister Six film in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and a short teaser of footage from the featurette has landed online.  Hit the jump to take a look.  The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be available in stores on Blu-ray and DVD starting August 19th.  Click here to pre-order on Amazon.

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