Warner Bros. has released a batch of new high-resolution images from some upcoming summer films. Briefly:
- The Hangover Part III – A new image from Todd Phillips’ trilogy-closer teases a familiar scene as Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, and Ed Helms ride an elevator. The film opens on May 24th.
- The Great Gatsby – A couple of new images from director Baz Luhrmann’s colorful adaptation highlight Leonardo DiCaprio’s titular character flanked by his new friends. The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, and Joel Edgerton and opens in 3D on May 10th.
- The Conjuring – Director James Wan’s new horror film debuted a ridiculously creepy teaser trailer earlier last month, and these new images feature Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga’s psychic investigator characters. The film also stars Lili Taylor and Ron Livingston and opens on July 19th.
- Getaway – A new image from this car-set thriller gives us a canted look at Ethan Hawke and Selena Gomez’s lead characters. The film opens on August 30th.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.
Director Baz Luhrmann’s highly anticipated adaptation of The Great Gatsby has been selected as the opening film of the upcoming 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The pic was originally slated to open this past December, but Warner Bros. wisely pushed the release date in lieu of the crowded holiday season. Now the move has had another positive effect on the film, as the colorful 3D iteration of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel is getting a wonderfully prestigious premiere. The pic will be screening out of competition, but Lurhmann is no stranger to the festival as his first feature Strictly Ballroom screened in Cannes in 1992 and Moulin Rouge! opened the festival in 2001.
The Great Gatsby will serve as the first 3D opening film since Pixar’s Up, and fans will be graced with appearances by castmembers Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, and even Jay-Z, who penned the score for the film. The Great Gatsby opens in 3D on May 10th, and the 2013 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15-26.
Set against a backdrop of impending catastrophe in the early 20th century, the five-part mini-series Parade’s End (airing on HBO from February 26th through 28th) tells the story of English aristocrat Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch), who is trapped in a marriage to an unfaithful wife while being torn over his unspoken love for a fearless, young suffragette. Sylvia (Rebecca Hall) is a callous socialite who has given birth to a child that may not be his while Valentine Wannop (Adelaide Clemens) is a fearless young woman who unexpectedly turns Christopher’s world upside down. As the First World War breaks out across Europe, Christopher struggles to adapt to his new life as an army officer and attempts to hold onto sanity and meaning, as the old world order collapses amidst tremendous upheaval, marking the end of Edwardian ideals and bridging the gap between feudal England and the dawn of modernism.
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, actress Adelaide Clemens talked about why she wanted to be a part of Parade’s End, how exciting it was to play such a multi-faceted and complicated character, that she was nervous about taking on such a classic British story, and how inspiring Benedict Cumberbatch was to work with. She also talked about the experience of playing Catherine in writer/director Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, and her role on the Sundance Channel original series Rectify, about a man returning home after spending 19 years on Death Row. Check out what she had to say after the jump.
by Jason Barr Posted: January 5th, 2013 at 9:10 am
Welcome to 2013, folks. If you’re reading this it means that you survived the Mayan Apocalypse, the first Dick Clark-less New Year’s Rockin’ Eve celebration in like four decades, likely some sort of mandatory holiday time with your extended family, and incessant political jabber about some sort of “fiscal cliff”, all in a matter of about two weeks. Congratulations on a job well done. In spite of all these accomplishments, though, odds are you still haven’t spent any part of 2013 hanging out with Arnold Schwarzenegger and his tank. So, to this point, our Dave Trumbore still wins 2013.
All tank envy aside, let’s keep our heads up and focus on the first Top 5 installment of the new year. This week’s recap includes Brendan’s editorial plea for giving 48fps the old college try, Justice League rumors, Matt’s Warm Bodies set visit and ensuing zombie transformation, news of Jay-Z being brought on to score Baz Luhrmann‘s The Great Gatsby, and the results of our first ever readers poll that asked for your top movies of 2012. Brief recaps and links to all of the above are dying for your attention after the jump.
When the first trailer for director Baz Luhrmann’s ambitious adaptation of the classic novel The Great Gatsby debuted online, many were jarred by the juxtaposition of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “No Church in the Wild” against the film’s period setting. The decision to use that song in the trailer wasn’t a complete shock, as Luhrmann has shown a propensity for populating his period films with modern music. He had no problem mixing Shakespeare with Radiohead in Romeo + Juliet and 1900s France with Madonna in Moulin Rouge!. Now, though, it appears that Luhrmann isn’t just repurposing existing songs for The Great Gatsby, but is having Jay-Z himself provide an original score for the film. Hit the jump for more details.
Looking back on 2012, a ridiculous amount of highly anticipated films came out this year and with them came a comparable barrage of quality trailers. Since this year was heavy on the comic book-derived features, you can expect that to be appropriately reflected in this top ten list. Along with those juggernauts you’ve come to know and love over the last year, we’ve also included some trailers that got the blood pumping and the synapses firing in anticipation for 2013. Fair warning: there were so many fan-favorite movies this year that our top ten list is guaranteed to include AND exclude some of your favorites. Hit the jump to check out our top ten movie trailers of 2012.
As 2012 winds down to a close, it’s tough to see us having another year filled with so many good movies anytime soon. Nevertheless, looking to 2013 there’s certainly reason to be excited, and what better way to kick off the new year than to take a look at what 2013 has in store for us by way of blockbuster filmmaking? We’ve compiled a list of 20 “blockbusters” to look forward to in the coming year, and the resulting preview teases some promisingly diverse fare. Naturally there’s no lack of superhero movies headed our way, but we’ve also got a great mix of exciting entries in horror, comedy, sci-fi, and drama to look forward to. Hit the jump to take a look at our 2013 Blockbuster Preview.
We’ve got a few new posters to share this afternoon. Briefly:
- The Croods – A nifty motion poster for DreamWorks Animation’s caveman comedy, featuring the voices of Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, and Ryan Reynolds. The film opens in 3D on March 22, 2013.
- G.I. Joe: Retaliation – The gang’s all here in this new poster for the upcoming sequel, starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, and more Channing Tatum. The film opens in 3D on March 27, 2013.
- Zero Dark Thirty – An Australian poster for director Kathryn Bigelow’s awards-contending drama shows off a mosaic of the film’s many faces. The pic is now open in limited release, and expands wide on January 11, 2013.
- Dark Skies – The first poster for this low-budget sci-fi thriller teases the film’s horror aspects. The film stars Keri Russell and Josh Hamilton and opens on February 22, 2013.
- The Great Gatsby – A new banner poster for director Baz Luhrmann‘s ambitious adaptation that combines the previous character posters that have been hitting the web over the past couple of days. The film opens in 3D on May 10, 2013.
Hit the jump to check out all the posters.
A new trailer for director Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby has been released online. The trailer opens with Leonardo DiCaprio‘s Gatsby telling Tobey Maguire‘s Nick Carraway his life story, complete with colorful flashbacks and fast cuts. We see much more of the individual performances in this trailer, and DiCaprio plays Gatsby with a slightly sinister quality that makes me curious to see more. The visuals again look spectacular; if there’s one thing that can be gleaned from the two trailers we’ve seen thus far, it’s that Luhrmann has brought the Jazz Age to the big screen in a way that we’ve never seen before. The second half of the trailer switches out the hip-hop for a hard rock version of The Turtles‘ “So Happy Together,” and it’ll be interesting to see what kind of contemporary music the ambitious filmmaker uses in the actual film.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Jason Clarke, Isla Fisher, and Elizabeth Debicki. The Great Gatsby opens in 3D on May 10, 2013.
Warner Bros. has slowly been releasing character posters for director Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby over the last couple of days, but now the poster featuring Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic) as the title character has finally become available. Along with DiCaprio are new character sheets featuring Carey Mulligan (Drive) as Daisy Buchanan and Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man) as Nick Carraway. Be sure to check out the previously released posters here and here.
Also starring Joel Edgerton, Elizabeth Debicki, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke, The Great Gatsby opens May 10, 2013. Hit the jump to view the new posters.
Check out the new posters we have for the following flicks:
- Oz the Great and Powerful – Directed by Sam Raimi, this new poster features Rachel Weisz as Evanora, aka the Wicked Witch of the East. Also starring James Franco, Mila Kunis and Michelle Williams, Oz the Great and Powerful opens March 8, 2013.
- Warm Bodies – A new quad poster from writer/director Jonathan Levine’s zombie romance film features Nicholas Hoult and Teresa Palmer as star-crossed lovers. Warm Bodies opens February 1, 2013.
- The Great Gatsby - Another character poster for Baz Lurhmann’s adaptation features Elizabeth Debicki as Jordan Baker. The Great Gatsby opens May 10, 2013.
Hit the jump to see all of the new posters along with the films’ synopses.
Our latest poster round-up includes the following films:
- New character posters for director Baz Lurhmann’s The Great Gatsby feature Isla Fisher front and center as Myrtle Wilson and Joel Edgerton as Tom Buchanan. The Great Gatsby opens May 10, 2013.
- A slightly tweaked UK version of the recent poster for A Good Day to Die Hard features tell-tale Eastern Orthodox church structures in the background because…Russia. A Good Day to Die Hard, starring Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney, opens stateside February 14, 2013.
- A new poster for A Haunted House, the horror-comedy starring Marlon Wayans that spoofs the Paranormal Activity films. A Haunted House opens January 11, 2013.
- The animated space adventure Escape from Planet Earth has launched a new poster. Featuring the voices of Brendan Fraser, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, James Gandolfini and Jane Lynch. Escape from Planet Earth opens February 14, 2013.
Hit the jump to see the new posters along with the films’ synopses.
Warner Bros. has released a number of new high-resolution images from some of their upcoming 2013 titles. Briefly:
- Bullet to the Head – Written and directed by action veteran Walter Hill, the film stars Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, and Jason Momoa. The film opens on February 1, 2013.
- 42 – Directed by Brian Helgeland, the Jackie Robinson biopic stars Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, and Jon Bernthal. The film opens on April 12, 2013.
- The Great Gatsby – Directed by Baz Luhrmann, this 3D adaptation stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan. The film opens May 10, 2013.
- We’re the Millers – Directed by Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball), this pot comedy stars Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, and Emma Roberts. The film opens on August 9, 2013.
- Getaway – Directed by Courtney Solomon and Yaron Levy, this thriller set within the confines of a car stars Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, and Jon Voight. The film opens on August 30, 2013.
Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses.
Opening this weekend is Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. The film is a sequel to 2006’s Silent Hill, and centers on a daughter and father who are on the run from dangerous forces that remain unknown to the young girl. When her father (Sean Bean) goes missing, the young girl (Adelaide Clemens) must set out to discover what happened. When she becomes trapped in a demonic world, the girl learns she’s not who she thinks she is. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D also stars Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Radha Mitchell, and Malcolm McDowell. For more on the film, here’s Matt recap of the NYCC panel, some clips, a TV spot, and the trailer.
Shortly before her panel at Comic-Con, I got to sit down with Adelaide Clemens for an exclusive video interview. We talked about how she got involved in Silent Hill, what it’s like to be at Comic-Con, what she geeks out about, what it was like to work with Malcolm McDowell, and more. In addition, she also talked about working on The Great Gatsby with Baz Luhrmann, Generation Um with Keanu Reeves, and more. Hit the jump to watch.
Back in August, we knew that Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby was being bumped to sometime in the summer of next year. It looks like that release date is now set for May 10th, 2013 for the U.S. and Canada with an international rollout the following week. While Gatsby moves out of the 2012 Oscar race, Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock moves in with a November 23rd, 2012 release date.
The Great Gatsby stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke and Joel Edgerton. Hitchcock stars Anthony Hopkins as the titular director along with Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Biel. Hit the jump to see the press release for The Great Gatsby.
[Update: The first poster for Hitchcock has landed online and is now included after the jump]