DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Clip: Disturbing Ape Behavior Hints at a Much Darker Film

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It was always clear that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes would be darker than Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  Post-apocalyptic movies tend to be a bit of a downer.  However, a new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes clip shows something that’s not just dark, but also flat-out disturbing.  The clip features the ape Koba (Toby Kebbell), who you may recall wasn’t quite as forgiving as Caesar when it came to humans in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (the character was first played by Chris Gordon, but Kebbell came on board for the sequel since Koba has a larger role).  As this clip shows, Koba’s attitude hasn’t changed, but he’s become far more devious.  I almost wish Fox had kept this clip under wraps, but since they already showed some of it in the recent trailer, I suppose there’s no reason to keep it in the bag.

Hit the jump to check out the new Dawn of the Planet of the Apes clip.  The film opens in 3D on July 11th, and also stars Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke, Keri RussellGary Oldman, Kodi Smit-McPheeKirk AcevedoEnrique Murciano, and Judy Greer.

DELIVER US FROM EVIL: First Clip from Scott Derrickson’s Horror Film Features an Evil Jack-in-the-Box and a Heroic Olivia Munn

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The first clip from Scott Derrickson’s upcoming psychological horror film Deliver Us from Evil really stresses the fact that a potential homeowner should request a paranormal investigation as part of the real estate appraisal process.  What might seem like faulty electrical wiring, uneven door frames, and slanting floorboards could actually be the caused by a more common problem: poltergeists.  If this has happened to you, do yourself a favor and order an exorcism as soon as possible; it really helps to increase your home’s resale value.  Oh, and keep those Jack-in-the-Boxes properly tuned.

Deliver Us from Evil stars Eric BanaEdgar RamirezJoel McHale, and Olivia Munn, and opens July 2nd.  Hit the jump to watch the first Deliver Us from Evil clip.

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTICTION Behind-the-Scenes Footage Reveals How Michael Bay Uses His IMAX Cameras

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Paramount has released seven minutes of Transformers: Age of Extinction B-roll. Some of the footage is mundane such as an actress walking out of a car, and then other parts are amazing like pulling back to show that they’re filming on the Great Wall of China.  Not surprisingly, there are also multiple shots of the actors surrounded by explosions and running towards the camera.  But the real money shot comes at the very end and involves an IMAX camera.  Say what you will about Michael Bay (and much has been said), but he knows how to do some cool things behind-the-scenes.  It may be in service of a script that was written on a cocktail napkin, but there’s still cinematic craft involved.

Hit the jump to check out the Transformers: Age of Extinction B-roll footage.  The film opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 27th, and stars Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Han Geng, and Titus Welliver.  Click on the respective links for our set visit coverage and interviews with Tucci and Myles, Reynor and Peltz, Wahlberg, and Bay.

First DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Clip Starring Jason Clarke and Andy Serkis

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20th Century Fox has released the first Dawn of the Planet of the Apes clip.  The follow-up takes place 10 years after the events of the first film and finds Caesar (Andy Serkis) attempting to assert his dominance over the apes while a small human colony struggles to survive in San Francisco.  As this clip astutely points out, most of humanity probably doesn’t know how advanced apes are other than the rampage across the Golden Gate Bridge, an event that has probably now faded from memory following the collapse of human civilization.  The clip also does a good job of quickly setting up the introduction between Caesar and Malcolm (Jason Clarke).  I can’t wait for this movie.

Hit the jump to check out the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes clip.  The film opens in 3D on July 11th, and also stars Keri RussellGary Oldman, Toby KebbellKodi Smit-McPheeKirk AcevedoEnrique Murciano, and Judy Greer.

WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD Clip: Shailene Woodley Gets Intimate

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The fantastic Shailene Woodley-fronted drama The Fault in Our Stars took the box office by storm last weekend, but the actress stars in a coming-of-age story of a very different sort later this year.  The first White Bird in a Blizzard clip has been released from writer/director Gregg Araki’s (Mysterious Skin) adaptation of the Laura Kasischke novel, and it shows Woodley and co-star Shiloh Fernandez enjoying their hypnotic, sexually-charged relationship.  In the 80s-set film, Woodley plays a young woman whose life is upended when her beautiful, enigmatic mother (Eva Green) suddenly goes missing.  The pic drew a mixed response following its debut at Sundance earlier this year, but Woodley’s a wonderfully talented actress so I’m curious to see how she fares with this more adult-centric material.

Hit the jump to watch the White Bird in a Blizzard clip.  The film also stars Christopher Meloni, Gabourey Sidibe, Thomas Jane, and Angela BassetWhite Bird in a Blizzard will be released on iTunes and VOD on September 25th and in theaters on October 24th.

Watch: How the CG Effects of JURASSIC PARK Changed Movies Forever

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Jurassic Park is undoubtedly one of the most influential films ever made, and not just for it’s impeccable direction and execution.  Along with T2: Judgment Day, Steven Spielberg’s “dinosaur adventure” ushered in the era of CG effects, making films like Life of Pi and Avatar possible.  As part of a new digital series from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, the 9-minue program “Moments That Changed The Movies: Jurassic Park” has been released online.  It’s a fascinating video that delves into how the decision to craft Spielberg’s dinosaurs digitally instead of with stop-motion animation came about, complete with retrospective interviews with the very people involved with the film early on—including producer Kathleen Kennedy.

With the sequel Jurassic World on the horizon, this is certainly a fun look back at the groundbreaking first film, especially given the overwhelming amount of CG used in today’s movie landscape.  Hit the jump to watch the video.

7 Clips from Director Clint Eastwood’s JERSEY BOYS

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With director Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys opening June 20th, Warner Bros. has provided us with seven clips from the musical.  The film, which is based on the extremely popular stage musical, tells the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, chronicling the group’s rise in the 1960s with such hits as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man” and subsequent troubles that came with their success.   As this featurette points out, the Four Seasons were far from your poster boys for upstanding gentlemen, as Eastwood describes them as a group of “juvenile delinquents.”  The film stars John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Renee Marino, Mike Doyle, and Christopher Walken.  Hit the jump to watch the Jersey Boys movie clips.

New TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Clip and TV Spot Feature Threats and Explosions

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Paramount has released a new Transformers: Age of Extinction clip and TV spot.  In the movie, Mark Wahlberg plays a burgeoning inventor/family man who runs into trouble when he accidentally discovers a beat-up Transformer.  In the clip, Kelsey Grammer‘s character levels a grave threat at Wahlberg saying that he has to either play ball or else his teenage daughter will be killed.  The TV spot shows Transformers beating up other Transformers and riding around on Dinobots, so you can see that the tone is perfectly balanced.  I don’t know how you make this franchise look phoned in, but I can’t believe a film with this many explosions can look so ho-hum.

Hit the jump to check out the Transformers: Age of Extinction clip and TV spot.  The film opens in 3D on June 27th, and also stars Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Han Geng, and Titus Welliver.

Exclusive THE GRAND SEDUCTION Clip: Brendan Gleeson Comforts a Seasick Taylor Kitsch

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We have an exclusive clip from The Grand Seduction to share.  Taylor Kitsch stars as a big city doctor who ends up in a small Newfoundland fishing village for a month as part of a trial residence.  Little does he know that the townspeople (led by Brendan Gleeson) pull out all the stops to convince him to stay to secure a lucrative business contract.  The plot takes a step beyond Northern Exposure logic, yet with a likeable cast, The Grand Seduction looks like a charming, modest comedy.

Hit the jump to watch the Grand Seduction clip.  Directed by Don McKellar, The Grand Seduction is now in theaters.

Jenny Slate Drunk Dials in New OBVIOUS CHILD Cilp

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A24 Films has released a new Obvious Child clip from writer/director Gillian Robespierre’s well-received dark romantic comedy.  The pic stars Jenny Slate (Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation) as a standup comedian who has an unexpected pregnancy and decides to get an abortion.  I’ve heard nothing but great things about the film, and this clip showcases Slate’s excellent sense of humor as her character goes on a drunk dialing spree and decides to leave a number of inappropriate/hilarious voicemails.  If you feel you need a refresher from the summer blockbusters over the next few weeks, keep palate cleansers like Obvious Child in mind.

Hit the jump to watch the new Obvious Child clip.  The film also stars Jake LacyGaby HoffmannDavid CrossGabe Liedman, and Richard Kind.  Obvious Child opens in select theaters on June 6th and expands across the country throughout June.

New 22 JUMP STREET Clips and 15 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage

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Sony Pictures has release four 22 Jump Street clips and nearly 15 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s highly anticipated comedy sequel.  Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill reprise their roles from the first movie as their undercover cop characters are tasked with infiltrating a college campus.  Normally this would be a prime example of mining familiar territory in order to take advantage of a popular property, but Lord and Miller are on a fantastic role (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, 21 Jump Street, The LEGO Movie) and have a wonderfully inventive sensibility, so I’m inclined to think that we’re in for something really funny and self-aware with this follow-up.

Hit the jump to watch the collection of 22 Jump Street clips and behind-the-scenes footage.  The film also stars Ice CubeNick Offerman, Amber StevensPeter StormareRob RiggleDave FrancoJillian Bell, and Craig Roberts.  22 Jump Street opens in theaters on June 13th.

New EDGE OF TOMORROW Clips and 5 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage

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Warner Bros. has released a batch of four Edge of Tomorrow clips and five minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from director Doug Liman’s upcoming sci-fi actioner.  The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who keeps being killed during a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race, only to wake up and relive the same day over and over again.  In order to perhaps change his fate and save humanity, he works with a Special Forces warrior (Emily Blunt) to train himself to become a better soldier.  Early response to the pic has been highly positive, and all of the trailers have teased a thrilling and fascinating sci-fi yarn.  As a big Cruise fan myself, I’m very much looking forward to seeing this one in a couple of weeks.

Hit the jump to check out the Edge of Tomorrow movie clips and behind-the-scenes footage.  The film also stars Bill PaxtonBrendan GleesonNoah TaylorKick GurryDragomir MrsicCharlotte RielyJonas ArmstrongFranz DramehMasayoshi Haneda, and Tony Way.  Edge of Tomorrow opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 6th.

MALEFICENT: Watch 4 Clips, 6 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage, and a Music Featurette from Disney’s Villain Origin Story

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Disney has released a slew of material from its upcoming villain origin tale Maleficent.  Directed by Robert Stromberg, the film tells the story of how the titular Sleeping Beauty villain turned antagonist, as Angelina Jolie plays a woman whose betrayal sets off a drive of revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides.  In anticipation of the film’s release next weekend, Disney has unveiled a batch of clips, six minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, and a four-minute clip of the recording of James Newton Howard’s score.  For those itching to see this new spin on the classic tale, these supplements should tide you over for the next seven days.

Hit the jump to watch the Maleficent clips, behind-the-scenes footage, and music clip.  The film also stars Elle Fanning, Sharlto CopleySam RileyImelda StauntonJuno Temple, and Lesley Manville.  Maleficent opens in 2D and 3D on May 30th.

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill Have a Brother Connection in New 22 JUMP STREET Clip

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Sony Pictures has released a new 22 Jump Street clip from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s comedy sequel.  The film finds Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill reprising their undercover cop roles from the first movie, as they are now tasked with infiltrating a college campus.  In this new clip, the duo meet twin brothers living in the dorm room across the hall, and subsequently try to convince the two that they are, in fact, brothers.  This movie continues to look fantastic, and I’m just as eager to see the relationship between Tatum and Hill’s characters further develop as I am to see what new jokes and action gags Lord & Miller have up their sleeves.

Hit the jump to watch the new 22 Jump Street clip.  The film also stars Ice Cube, Nick Offerman, Amber StevensPeter StormareRob RiggleDave FrancoJillian Bell, and Craig Roberts22 Jump Street opens in theaters on June 13th.

Watch: Wes Anderson, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, and Willem Dafoe Discuss the Struggles of Making THE LIFE AQUATIC in Criterion Clip

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Filmmaker Wes Anderson’s 2004 film The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou gets the Criterion Collection Blu-ray treatment next week, and in anticipation of the release, an online-exclusive clip called “Bittersweet Remembrances” has been released online.  The extra is a retrospective piece likely filmed during the Grand Budapest Hotel press tour that has Anderson, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, and Willem Dafoe reflecting on the struggles involved with making the ambitious picture.  If seeing the team candidly discuss the making of the film wasn’t enough, Anderson and Goldblum also spend a good deal of the clip debating the correct pronunciation of the word “wont”.  Though not as polished as some of Anderson’s other films, The Life Aquatic has its charms and I’m eager to revisit the pic in pristine HD thanks to Criterion’s new release.

Hit the jump to watch the Life Aquatic clip.  The Criterion Collection Blu-ray will be released on May 27th.

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