New images have been released for Gareth Edwards‘ Godzilla. Although we recently got a new trailer, plot details remain scarce beyond the eponymous monster running amok and helpless humans trying to figure out how to deal with him. These new images don’t provide any more details, but I’m glad we’re not at a marketing overload point. There’s just enough mystery here to keep it interesting without being gratingly coy about the whole affair.
Hit the jump to check out the images along with a size chart for how all of the various Godzillas stack up against each other. The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, Ken Watanabe, and David Strathairn. Godzilla opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 16th.
Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. have released a new trailer for director Gareth Edwards’ upcoming monster redo Godzilla. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, and Elizabeth Olsen, the film “pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s arrogance, threaten our very existence.” This full-length trailer delves a bit deeper into the film’s plot without giving too much away, which is all-too-rare nowadays (ahem, The Amazing Spider-Man 2). Cranston appears to be the film’s voice of reason as his voice narrates this new trailer, and while we do get hints of a twist on the nuclear origins of the titular monster, the main focus is really on conveying the epic scope of the film through a series of sweeping shots. Some of the unfinished effects look a little spotty, but all-in-all this is another exciting glimpse at what’s poised to be a monster hit at the box office this summer. I also like how they’re still keeping any full or clear shots of Godzilla himself out of the marketing—at least for now.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, Ken Watanabe, and David Strathairn. Godzilla opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 16th.
With director Gareth Edwards’ upcoming monster redo Godzilla opening May 16th, Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. have recently started amping up their promotional campaign by releasing a new poster last week. If you thought that was cool, you’re going to love what they released today: Godzilla’s new roar. As you can hear after the jump, it starts with almost 10 seconds of monster fury and I cannot wait to see it on the big screen in a few months. Check it out.
Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, and Elizabeth Olsen, and the film “pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s arrogance, threaten our very existence.” The film also stars Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, Ken Watanabe, and David Strathairn.
Update: WB has also sent over an animated roar. We’ve embedded that as well.
ET Canada recently ran a piece on visiting the set of Godzilla, and it shows some nice behind-the-scenes footage. There’s actually a bit that I think might be a bit too revealing, although I can’t say for sure since I haven’t read the script and obviously haven’t seen the finished feature. I will say that if nothing else, it’s always a joy watching Bryan Cranston be goofy and enthusiastic about his work.
Hit the jump to check out the ET Canada segment. The film also stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Sally Hawkins. Godzilla opens May 16th.
Continuing the story not far from where the original Kick-Ass left off, the sequel Kick-Ass 2 finds its hero (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) teaming up with a group of ordinary citizens looking to rid the street of the criminal element. Meanwhile, the recently orphaned (at his own hand) arch-villain Red Mist/The Motherfucker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) plots revenge on the self-made superhero. And Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), in what seems like training ground for her role in Carrie, gets to experience some good old-fashioned high school teen angst.
There’s a fine line to tread when it comes to making an action comedy. When it’s successful, the result is Ghostbusters or Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. When it’s not, the result is Kick Ass 2. Hit the jump for my review of the film on Blu-ray.
What began as a way to keep my mind off of my upcoming fantasy football playoff matchup has blossomed into a full-on love affair. Over the past week I’ve watched a considerable amount of Parks and Recreation via Netflix and I couldn’t be happier with my time killer of choice. I’ve made it through the first three seasons, all of which have delivered consistent laughs and excellent character moments (Ron’s inability to resist his ex-wife and Leslie’s attempt to stay awake during Pawnee Cares’ diabetes telethon come to mind). I’ll admit that my television viewing is often marred by my own skepticism. When Parks debuted, I watched the first few episodes and wrote it off as cutting and pasting The Office‘s format into a small town, local government setting. These last few days I’ve realized that’s almost exactly what Parks is and yet I couldn’t care less because it’s smart, funny, and endearing at nearly every turn.
My new found love of Parks and Recreation now officially on the record, this week’s Top 5 includes The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug interviews and review, the first trailer for director Gareth Edwards‘ Godzilla, a recap of Steve’s visit to the set of Paul W.S. Anderson‘s Pompeii, several bits of news out of the Terminator reboot camp, and the first trailer for The Wachowski Siblings‘ latest Jupiter Ascending. What comes next is a brief recap and link to each of the above.
Yesterday, the teaser trailer for Godzilla was released online, and judging by the reaction of the people I follow on Twitter, response was positive. It’s a well-made trailer, and more importantly, the response shows that people are eager to see the giant monster get a second chance at an American adaptation. Today, an international trailer and TV spot have gone online, and the tone is the same, but they contain brief new bits of footage. If yesterday left you with a need for more Godzilla (or a need for actors who will be in Godzilla, since there’s not much of the titular monster at this point), it’s a quick fix.
Hit the jump for the trailer and TV spot. The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Sally Hawkins. Godzilla opens in 3D on May 16, 2014.
Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have released the first trailer for director Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla along with a new poster If you want to see the titular kaiju, you’re going to be in for a bit of a disappointment, but you should be encouraged by the style Edwards is bringing to the movie. There are some great-looking shots, especially the opening halo jump and the red smoke clouds following the paratroopers. And when Godzilla is finally “revealed”, it’s in a stunning, smokey silhouette. It’s an effective teaser trailer, and I don’t mind waiting to see more while the special effects team attempts to recreate one of cinema’s most memorable monsters.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer and check out the new poster. The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Sally Hawkins. Godzilla opens in 3D on May 16, 2014.
After a big push at Comic-Con, two viral videos released today signal the next wave of marketing for Godzilla. The first trailer drops tomorrow afternoon, but you can get a taste tonight with the first official images featuring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, and a relatively clear look at the monster himself. The reboot “pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.”
Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, Ken Watanabe, and David Strathairn also star. Godzilla opens May 16, 2014. Check out the new images along with a few quotes from director Gareth Edwards after the jump. [Update: Warner Bros. has released high-resolution versions of two of the images, which are now included after the jump.]
We’ve pretty much known that Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson were going to play Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, respectively, in Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers: Age of Ultron, and now Marvel has provided official confirmation. For those unfamiliar with the comics, Quicksilver (who, because Marvel and Fox both own the rights, will also be in X-Men: Days of Future Past, but played by Evan Peters in X-Men) can run really fast. Scarlet Witch is more complicated. She can manipulate probability, alter reality, and has “Chaos Magic”, so it will be interesting to see how Whedon will interpret her powers for the movie. The siblings are Magneto’s children, but since Magneto is fully owned by Fox, their father won’t be mentioned (at least by name). They’re also of Eastern European origin in the comics, so presumably they’ll have accents for the film.
Hit the jump for the press release. The film also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, and James Spader. The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.
Though the actor made no secret of the fact that he was in ongoing negotiations to join the ensemble of Joss Whedon’s Marvel sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Aaron Taylor-Johnson had thus far yet to be officially announced as one of the film’s castmembers. Now it appears that scheduling issues have all been worked out, as The Wrap reports that Taylor-Johnson has closed his deal to play Pietro Maximoff aka Quicksilver in The Avengers sequel. There was concern over whether the filming schedule of Age of Ultron would conflict with Taylor-Johnson’s promotional duties on Godzilla, which opens next May. All is well, though, and the actor will be fighting alongside Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth and Co. when The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens in theaters on May 1, 2015.
Taylor-Johnson is one of three new castmembers to be added to the Marvel universe, as Elizabeth Olsen is onboard to play Quicksilver’s sister Scarlet Witch and James Spader will be playing the pic’s baddie, the titular evil robot Ultron.
I hate to wish my life away, but with both The World’s End and You’re Next hitting theaters I really can’t help but look ahead to next weekend. That’s to say nothing of the pics opening this week (I plan on checking out Kick-Ass 2 next Wednesday), rather that the aforementioned two are a pair of my most anticipated of the soon-to-end summer movie season. In fact, You’re Next has been on my must-see list since Matt reviewed it at TIFF 2011 nearly two full years ago. In addition to the excitement associated with finally seeing the movie, my latent resentment of Goldberg for having seen it a lifetime ago will finally come to a close which is nice because I could use the sleep.
But enough about next weekend. Let’s focus on the here and now. This week’s Top 5 includes a slew of Kick-Ass 2 interviews, rare footage from Jerry Lewis‘s unreleased film The Day the Clown Cried, Vin Diesel all but confirming that he’s voicing Groot in Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, Paranoia interviews with Harrison Ford and more, and a recap of our coverage from Disney’s D23 Expo in Anaheim. As you might expect, a brief recap and link to each of the above can be found after the jump.
We make excuses when we’ve done something wrong, and Kick-Ass 2 is full of excuses. It thinks it can excuse its misogyny because it has Hit-Girl. It thinks it can excuse its misguided notion of heroism because the costumed characters occasionally do a non-violent good deed. It thinks it can excuse the juvenile antics because it’s occasionally morose and “serious”. And the action is a poor excuse for what director/co-writer Matthew Vaughn provided in the first movie. Kick-Ass 2 writer-director Jeff Wadlow is all too happy to seize upon the violence and quirks of Vaughn’s film and discards anything that played up the joy of playing a superhero.
With director Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2 opening this weekend, I recently got to speak with some of the cast in New York City. The sequel takes place a few years after the first film and finds Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kick-Ass and Chloe Grace Moretz’s Hit Girl inspiring a new wave of masked superheroes to join in the fight against a league of villains led by the Motherfucker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). For more on the film, watch five clips, a red-band featurette, video interviews with Wadlow and Mark Millar, or click here for all our previous coverage.
During the interview, Taylor-Johnson talked about making the sequel, what it was like to run around the streets of Toronto in costume with people watching, how much fun he had making Godzilla, and if he has signed on to Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers: Age of Ultron? Hit the jump to watch.
Universal Pictures has released a new red-band featurette for director Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2, providing a no-holds-barred look at the very R-rated sequel. The story finds Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s Kick-Ass and Chloe Grace Moretz’s Hit Girl inspiring a new wave of masked superheroes to join in the fight against a league of villains led by the Motherfucker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). If you were on the fence as to whether this follow-up could capture the same dark humor and violence of the first film, this new featurette should put your mind at ease. In addition to previewing new footage, we see the aforementioned actors, Wadlow, and producer/Kick-Ass director Matthew Vaughn discuss the new film as well.
Hit the jump to watch the red-band featurette. The film also stars The film also stars Jim Carrey, John Leguizamo, Lindy Booth, Clark Duke, Donald Faison, and Morris Chestnut. Kick-Ass 2 opens on August 16th.