New Comic-Con Posters for THE LEGO MOVIE, 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE, CARRIE, and SEVENTH SON

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A new batch of Comic-Con posters have been unveiled for some upcoming films.  Briefly:

  • The LEGO Movie – A teaser character poster for directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s animated film, which opens on February 7, 2014.
  • 300: Rise of an Empire – A new character poster for the stylish sequel highlights the character played by Jack O’Connell.  The film opens on March 7, 2014.
  • Carrie – A new banner for director Kimberly Peirce’s new adaptation teases Chloe Grace Moretz’s fiery rage.  Click here if you missed our set visit coverage.  The film opens on October 18th.
  • Seventh Son – The latest character poster for the fantasy adventure pic teases Antje Traue’s (Man of Steel) character.  The film opens on January 17, 2014.

Hit the jump to take a look at the posters.

Collider Goes to Prom on the Set of CARRIE; 25 Things to Know About the New Adaptation

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The human head is not perfectly round.  Director Kimberly Peirce knows this after a number of tests to see how fake blood reacts when dumped on someone’s head.  In fact, the shape creates a kind of umbrella effect when the blood hits it spot on, and that’s no good.  We need to see just enough blood on the girl’s face so that it’s mortifying, but not so much that she can’t see.  The first test was a perfect dump, but just a few millimeters off so that it ended up spilling behind her.  After two more tests with the stand in, Peirce thinks they’re ready for the real thing.  Chloe Grace Moretz is called to stage and her pretty dress is destined to be ruined.  You see, it’s prom night and Carrie White is about to be very, very angry.

Hit the jump for my full report from the set of Kimberly Peirce’s new adaptation of the Stephen King novel Carrie, which also stars Julianne Moore, Judy Greer, Ansel Elgort, Portia Doubleday, Gabriella Wilde, and Alex Russell.  The film opens in theaters on October 18th.

Chloe Grace Moretz Talks Playing with Telekinetic Powers, the Grueling Audition Process, Preparing for the Role, and More on the Set of CARRIE

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The prospect of tackling a new adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Carrie in the wake of Brian De Palma’s 1976 film is daunting enough in general, but the producers of Kimberly Peirce’s new film faced an incredibly tough task in filling the titular role—one that netted Sissy Spacek an Oscar nomination for her iconic performance.  Luckily that’s where Chloe Grace Moretz comes in.  The 16-year-old actress is one of the most promising young talents in recent memory, with a resume that already includes working with directors Martin Scorsese and Tim Burton in such varied films as Hugo, Let Me In, and Kick-Ass.

While visiting the Toronto set of the new Carrie late last summer with a group of journalists, we got to speak with Moretz about the daunting task of taking on such an iconic property, whether she watched De Palma’s adaptation before crafting her own performance, how integral her relationship with Julianne Moore is to the film, visiting homeless shelters as part of her research, her portrayal of Carrie’s telekinetic powers, how she landed the role, the arduous audition process that she went through with Peirce, and much more.  Hit the jump to read on.

Judy Greer Talks Paying Homage to the Original, Being Heartbroken by Chloe Moretz’s Performance, and More on the Set of CARRIE

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When you think of a modern day take on Stephen King’s classic horror novel Carrie, the actress Judy Greer doesn’t immediately come to mind.  The actress is best known for her scene-stealing comedic work on Arrested Development and Archer and in films like 13 Going on 30 and Elizabethtown, but she’s also stretched her dramatic chops to great effect, most recently in 2011’s The Descendants.  For director Kimberly Peirce’s Carrie, Greer plays the role of the sympathetic gym teacher Miss Desjardin, a character who goes out of her way to try and aid the shy and bullied Carrie, played by Chloe Grace Moretz.  Of course, things don’t exactly go smoothly.

Last summer I visited the set Toronto set of Carrie along with a handful of other journalists, and Greer sat down with us to discuss her work on the project.  The actress talked about her unlikely casting, how she altered her performance after seeing Moretz’s portrayal of Carrie, how the new film differs in tone and focus from De Palma’s adaptation, what Peirce brings to the pic as a female director, arguing to change her character’s fate, and more.  Hit the jump to read on.

Kimberly Peirce Talks Telling a Mother/Daughter Story, Modernizing an Iconic Property, the Level of Violence and Sex, Bullying, and More on the Set of CARRIE

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When it was first announced that a new feature film adaptation of Carrie was in the works, most assumed that Screen Gems would bring in someone versed in the horror genre to direct.  It came as a pleasant surprise, however, when Boys Don’t Cry and Stop-Loss helmer Kimberly Peirce signed on to take the helm this new version.  Peirce has proven incredibly adept at telling stories about outsiders or people that don’t quite fit in, making her a swell choice to bring the story of the titular bullied teenager to life.  Moreover, it’s refreshing to see a female-led story actually being told by a female filmmaker.

While visiting the Toronto set of Carrie late last summer with a handful of other journalists, Peirce graciously sat down with us for a lengthy chat about her take on Carrie.  She talked about her initial hesitation about the prospect of a Carrie remake, how she personally connected with the material, wanting to tell a mother/daughter story, working with Chloe Grace Moretz before filming began in order to break her down and introduce her to victims of physical and emotional abuse, updating Stephen King’s novel for the modern day, the film’s R-rating and approach towards violence and sexuality, working with Julianne Moore, and much more.  Hit the jump to read on.

Producer Kevin Misher Talks Finding the Right Cast, Keeping a Well-Known Story Suspenseful, Committing to an R Rating, and More on the Set of CARRIE

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While it’s great to talk to cast members while on a set visit, the interviews with the film’s producers almost always prove to be the most revealing.  These are the people who have been with the project for the long-haul and are overseeing every single decision that’s being made as it moves towards production.  Thusly, if you want to know the ins and the outs of the new adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Carrie, producer Kevin Misher is your man.  Misher’s resume spans a number of different genres, as he has produced action-oriented pics like The Rundown, period dramas like Public Enemies, and thrillers like The Interpreter.  With Carrie, though, Misher is taking on a widely known property with a truly iconic predecessor.

While visiting the Toronto set of Carrie with a handful of other journalists, Misher spoke to us about why he wanted to make a new Carrie film, committing to an R-rating early in the process, how they went about casting the pic, choosing Kimberly Peirce as the director, balancing the horror aspect of the film with character-driven drama, the prejudice from fans that comes with tackling such a well-known property, Julianne Moore’s performance, and more.  Hit the jump to read on, but beware of minor spoilers for those that haven’t read the book and/or seen De Palma’s film. 

EW Covers for CARRIE, ENDER’S GAME, and ORPHAN BLACK

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This morning, Entertainment Weekly unveiled it’s Comic-Con-centric cover for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.  Inside this week’s issue, though, EW also has new cover images for Carrie, Ender’s Game, and the buzzworthy BBC series Orphan BlackChloe Grace Moretz is fittingly seen covered in blood in her Carrie cover, while we get another look at Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford in uniform for the highly anticipated sci-fi adaptation Ender’s Game.  A proper panel for Carrie isn’t on the SDCC 2013 schedule, but we will indeed see ones for Ender’s Game and Orphan Black, with the latter’s star Tatiana Maslany also taking part in EW’s “Women Who Kick Ass” Hall H panel on Saturday.

Hit the jump to take a look at the covers.  Carrie opens on October 18th and Ender’s Game hits theaters on November 1st.

New Posters for MAN OF STEEL, KILLING SEASON, THE BUTLER, THE HEAT, CARRIE and WORLD WAR Z

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Here’s a look at the new posters available for the following films:

  • Man of Steel -Starring Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe, Michael Shannon, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner and Diane Lane, Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel opens June 14th.
  • Killing Season – Director Mark Steven Johnson’s thriller starring Robert De Niro, John Travolta and Milo Ventimiglia opens July 12th.
  • The ButlerLee Daniels’ biopic of Cecil Gaines starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Alan Rickman and Cuba Gooding Jr. opens August 16th.
  • The HeatPaul Feig’s buddy cop comedy starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock opens June 28th.
  • CarrieKimberley Peirce’s horror remake starring Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore and Judy Greer opens October 18th.
  • World War ZMarc Forster’s adaptation of Max Brooks’ novel starring Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, David Morse and Matthew Fox opens June 21st.

Hit the jump to check out the posters and synopses.

Horrors Abound in New Motion Poster for CARRIE

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Just in time for the holiday weekend, Screen Gems has released a new motion poster for director Kimberly Peirce’s (Boys Don’t Cry) adaptation of the Stephen King novel Carrie.  For those unfamiliar, the film revolves around a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers she has telekinetic powers and who is abused at home by her ultra-religious mother (Julianne Moore) and tormented at school by her peers.  This motion poster shows flashes of some of the more horror-infused scenes that were gleaned in the recent theatrical trailer, but the crux of the poster boasts a twist on the famous line, “Keep Calm and Carrie On.”

Hit the jump to check out the motion poster.  The film also stars Judy Greer, Portia DoubledayAnsel ElgortAlex Russell, and Gabriella Wilde.  Carrie opens on October 18th.

New Posters for RUSH, THE WAY, WAY BACK, RED 2, BEFORE MIDNIGHT, CARRIE and V/H/S/2

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We’ve got quite a few new posters to share this evening.  Briefly:

  • Rush – The new poster for director Ron Howard’s F1 racing drama starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl, and Olivia Wilde.  The film opens on September 20, 2013.
  • The Way, Way Back – A new poster for the Sundance hit takes the film’s water park theme to heart.  The pic stars Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, and Toni Collette and opens on July 5th.  Read Matt’s review here.
  • Red 2 – A couple of new character posters for the sequel showcase stars Helen Mirren and Catherine Zeta-Jones.  The film opens on July 19th.
  • Before Midnight – A photoshop heavy debut poster for the third film in Richard Linklater’s Before series.  The film stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy and opens on May 24th.  Read Matt’s review here.
  • Carrie – A new UK poster for director Kimberly Peirce’s remake shows the intensity of star Chloe Grace Moretz.  The film also stars Julianne Moore and opens on October 18th.
  • V/H/S/2 – The poster for the horror anthology sequel is rather teasing, but nonetheless straightforward.  The film opens on July 12th.  Read Matt’s review here.

Hit the jump to check out the posters and synopses.

New Images from CARRIE Featuring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore

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A few new images from director Kimberly Peirce’s (Boys Don’t Cry) adaptation of the Stephen King novel Carrie have made their way online.  For those unfamiliar, the film revolves around a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers she has telekinetic powers and who is abused at home by her ultra-religious mother (Julianne Moore) and tormented at school by her peers.  Matching the quality of Brian De Palma’s previous film adaptation is a tall order, and the recent full trailer for Carrie promised that Peirce isn’t holding back on the intensity of the story.  It remains to be seen if this adaptation can confidently stand alone, but the prospect of some epic stand-offs between Moretz and Moore is certainly promising.

Hit the jump to check out the new images.  The film also stars Judy Greer, Portia DoubledayAnsel ElgortAlex Russell, and Gabriella Wilde.  Carrie opens on October 18th.

THE COLLISION: Episode 42 – Violence and EVIL DEAD

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This week on The Collision, we talk about violence: its appeal, its execution, its affect, and its acceptance. This all ties in with the release of Fede Alvarez‘ gruesome remake of Evil Dead. As always, we finish up with our recommendations.

Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode (“Film Criticism and Room 237), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collision, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg, @AdamChitwood, and @DrClawMD (Dave Trumbore). Hit the jump to check out the trailers for this week’s recommendations.

First Full Trailer for CARRIE Starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore

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Screen Gems has released the first full trailer for director Kimberly Peirce’s (Boys Don’t Cry) upcoming remake Carrie.  Based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King, the film revolves around a young girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) who discovers she has telekinetic powers and who is abused at home by her ultra-religious mother (Julianne Moore) and tormented at school by her peers.  This full trailer gives us a much better idea of what Peirce’s vision for the story looks like (it’s almost too revealing), and it’s clear that this Carrie is going to be quite intense.  There’s a bit of a superhero bent to the scenes in which Carrie is discovering her powers, and Peirce doesn’t look to be holding back when it comes to the more violent aspects of the story.  The highlight, though, is the scenes between Moretz and Moore, which promise to be sufficiently disturbing.  Matching the quality of Brian De Palma‘s masterful 1976 adaptation is a tall order, but hopefully Peirce brings an intriguing angle to her iteration of the King classic.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Ansel Elgort, Alex Russell, and Gabriella WildeCarrie opens on October 18th.

It’s Still All about the Blood in New Image from CARRIE Starring Chloe Grace Moretz

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The marketing for Kimberly Peirce‘s upcoming remake of Carrie has been all about showing its eponymous troubled protagonist (Chloe Grace Moretz) drenched in blood, and a new image from the film continues that trend.  Moretz has got the crazy eyes going in this new image, which is good because otherwise she would look like an intact zombie.  For those unfamiliar with the story, it revolves around a young girl with telekinesis who is abused at home by her ultra-religious mother (Julianne Moore) and tormented at school by her peers.  It does not go well for the people who mess with Carrie.

Hit the jump to check out the full image.  The film also stars Judy Greer, Portia Doubleday, Alex Russell, Gabriella Wilde, and Ansel ElgortCarrie opens October 18th.

Toy Fair 2013: New NECA Toys for 60′s BATMAN, AFTER EARTH, ROBOCOP, GREMLINS, PROMETHEUS, ALIENS, IRON MAN, PREDATOR, and More

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For our final Toy Fair image article, we’re doing a huge roundup of NECA toy images.  While they’re making figures/toys for all the regular movies and TV shows you’d expect, the highlight of NECA’s 2013 lineup is the 60′s Batman featuring Adam West!  The reason it’s taken so long to get an Adam West Batman is lawyers.  From what I’ve been told, Warner Bros. owns Batman, while 20th Century Fox owns the show.  For years the two companies have been trying to work out an agreement to release DVDs/Blu-rays and new merchandise with little success.  However, late last year, the two companies finally worked out a deal and 2013 should see a lot of new toys and hopefully a home video release.  Which is great news for the fans.

In addition to checking out the first 60′s Batman toy in quite some time, you can also see new toys for Aliens, A Christmas Story, Captain America, Michael Keaton’s Batman, Carrie, Gremlins, E.T., Harry Potter, Hulk, Iron Man, Pacific Rim, Predator, Prometheus, Scarface, Rambo, The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, Thor, and a lot more.

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