First TERMINATOR: GENISYS Trailer and New Poster Reboot a Franchise and Resurrect Arnold Schwarzenegger

by     Posted 17 days ago

terminator-genisys-trailer

Paramount has released the first Terminator Genisys trailer for director Alan Taylor‘s (Thor: The Dark World) new entry in the franchise. The story begins just like the original, as future John Connor (Jason Clarke) in a war-ravaged 2029 sends his loyal soldier, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to save his mother (Emilia Clarke) from a Terminator programmed to kill her.  What he finds on the other side, however, is not what he expected.  Indeed, this debut trailer follows this same trajectory, as it begins as a simple remake of The Terminator that shows more of the future-set side of the story before jumping into a very different 1984.  There’s not really anything too blatantly offensive or bad in this trailer, but the whole thing just feels very ho-hum.  I’m not really getting the sense that this new story is particularly compelling or even all that interesting, and even the big action money shots are sorta “Oh yeah, some CG effects.  Neat.”  I’d like nothing more than to be pleasantly surprised, but this introduction to Genisys isn’t particularly promising.

Hit the jump to watch the first Terminator Genisys trailer and to check out a new poster. The film also stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matt Smith, Byung-hun Lee, Dayo Okeniyi, Courtney B. Vance, and J.K. Simmons. Terminator Genisys opens in theaters on July 1, 2015.

TERMINATOR GENISYS Trailer Teaser Reveals First Footage Ahead of Tomorrow’s Full Trailer Debut

by     Posted 18 days ago

terminator-genisys-trailer-teaser

Paramount has released the first Terminator Genisys trailer teaser for director Alan Taylor‘s (Thor: The Dark World) new entry in the franchise, ahead of tomorrow’s debut of the full-length trailer.  The story begins just like the original film, as future John Connor (Jason Clarke) in a war-ravaged 2029 sends his loyal soldier, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to save his mother (Emilia Clarke) from a Terminator programmed to kill her.  What he finds on the other side, however, is not what he expected.  This new “trailer teaser” trend is certainly annoying, but the shots that Paramount chose to unveil from the trailer today are certainly curious.  I was already getting a Back to the Future Part II vibe from the plot details, and this footage seems to suggest that Genisys is revisiting not only The Terminator, but also Terminator 2.

Hit the jump to watch the first Terminator Genisys trailer teaser, and check back tomorrow for the full-length debut trailer.  The film also stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dayo Okeniyi, Courtney B. Vance, Matt Smith, Byung-hun Lee, and J. K. SimmonsTerminator Genisys opens in theaters on July 1, 2015.

New TERMINATOR: GENISYS Image Featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800

by     Posted 27 days ago

terminator-genisys-arnold-schwarzenegger-slice

Those first few images from Terminator: Genisys didn’t go over too well, but a new one just surfaced.  There isn’t much to it and it also isn’t an official Paramount Pictures release (yet), but it is far more promising than those ridiculous looking EW character shots of Emilia ClarkeJai CourtneyJason Clarke and Matt Smith.

Hit the jump to check out the latest Terminator: Genisys image featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800.  The film opens on July 1, 2015 and also stars J.K. SimmonsDayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee.

New TERMINATOR: GENISYS Images Featuring Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger; Plus Additional Plot Details

by     Posted 52 days ago

terminator-genisys-cast-slice

You thought that description of Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and the EW cover featuring Matt Smith and Jason Clarke being photo-bombed by a grinning Terminator were head-scratchers?  Just wait until you see some of the latest images from Terminator: Genisys.  EW just unveiled some new character artwork and the shots feature heavy weaponry and a whole lot of yelling.

Hit the jump to check out those new Terminator: Genisys images as well as some additional plot information.  The film opens July 1, 2015 and also stars Arnold SchwarzeneggerJai Courtney, J.K. SimmonsDayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee.

Recap: THE TERMINATOR 30th Anniversary Screening With James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd

by     Posted 66 days ago

the-terminator-30th-anniversary

Last night I headed down to The Egyptian theater to check out the American Cinematheque hosted 30th Anniversary screening of The Terminator with Arnold SchwarzeneggerJames Cameron, and Gale Anne Hurd in attendance.  Sadly when I arrived at the theater Schwarzenegger had cancelled due to illness (more on this later), but that did little to diminish my excitement.

I’ve been to The Egyptian plenty of times but, with this particular screening having sold out almost instantaneously, I can without a doubt say that I have never seen a line outside the theater like I did last night.  And I can definitely say that everyone got their money’s worth despite the last minute lineup change. Hit the jump for more details on The Terminator 30th Anniversary screening with James Cameron and Gale Anne Hurd.

THE EXPENDABLES 3 Blu-ray Includes an Extended Unrated Cut of the Film With 5 Minutes of Additional Footage

by     Posted 74 days ago

the-expendables-3-unrated-cut

There was a lot of griping from the fan base when it was revealed that The Expendables 3 would be rated PG-13, so you guys should take heart in the fact that the upcoming Blu-ray release of the film will indeed include an Unrated Cut that is five minutes longer than the theatrical version.  Will the new cut contain all of the action and intensity you’d expect from a more mature rating?  It’s too early to tell, but there’s at least a sliver of hope for the fans.

Hit the jump for more on The Expendables 3 Blu-ray.  The film (along with the unrated cut) arrives in a Blu-ray combo pack (with Digital HD) on November 25th.  Sylvester Stallone, Mel GibsonHarrison FordWesley SnipesArnold SchwarzeneggerKelsey Grammer, Antonio BanderasJason StathamJet LiDolph LundgrenRandy CoutureTerry CrewsKellan LutzRonda RouseyVictor Ortiz, and Glen Powell all star.

THE TERMINATOR Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, and Gale Anne Hurd at the American Cinematheque

by     Posted 88 days ago

the-terminator-30th-anniversary

One of the benefits of living in Los Angeles, in exchange for the earthquakes and skyrocketing rent, is you get to see cool stuff more often than you would in most other cities.  Case in point?  This 30th Anniversary screening of The Terminator with Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Cameron, and Gale Anne Hurd in attendance. The event will be held by the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood on October 15th and will be moderated by Geoff Boucher.

If you’re a member of the Cinematheque you can get tickets HERE today.  If you’re not a member, you can buy them tomorrow.  They cost $25 but I’m sure it will be worth it to see this restoration on the screen and check out the Q&A.  Hit the jump for more on The Terminator 30th Anniversary screening.

TERMINATOR: GENISYS Sequels Get Release Dates; Paramount’s THE GAMBLER to Get Limited 2014 Run

by     Posted 107 days ago

terminator-sequels-release-dates

Well, if Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions’ fifth installment in the rebooted Terminator franchise is going to bear the title Terminator: Genisys, then it’s certainly feasible that the film’s follow-ups could be called Terminator: Genisyx and Terminator: Geniseptem, right?  While the titles of the sixth and seventh films may be up for debate, their release dates have now been established.  To further confuse things, even though the fifth film comes out in 2015, the next two in the series won’t debut until 2017 and 2018.  And they’re being referred to as Terminator 2 and Terminator 3.  Oy.  Hit the jump for more details.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Zombie Movie MAGGIE Acquired by Lionsgate for Early 2015 Release; Will Now Skip TIFF

by     Posted 117 days ago

maggie-release-date-arnold-schwarzenegger

One of the more offbeat movies that was poised to premiere at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival was Maggie, which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a father who struggles to come to terms with the fact that his daughter (Abigail Breslin) is slowly becoming a zombie.  I say “was” because Lionsgate announced today that it has acquired distribution rights to the film and, per THR, will be pulling it out of TIFF.  Instead of debuting at the festival, the studio has set a Maggie release date for early 2015, though a specific theatrical bow has not yet been determined.  It’s a bit of an odd move to pull the film out of TIFF, and not exactly a great sign if Lionsgate wants to control the flow of reviews for the pic.

The Black List script was penned by John Scott 3 and directed by Henry Hobson, with Joely Richardson taking on a supporting role in the film.  Read the full press release regarding the acquisition after the jump.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Cares for Zombie Daughter in First Images from MAGGIE

by     Posted 131 days ago

maggie-arnold-schwarzenegger

There were plenty of films I thought would end up at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, but an Arnold Schwarzenegger zombie flick was never among them.  But today, TIFF announced additions to this year’s Galas and Special Presentations lineup, and released the first images from Maggie.  The film stars Schwarzenegger as a Midwestern farmer who cares for his teenage daughter (Abigail Breslin) as she slowly turns into a cannibalistic zombie.  While that sounds like a delightfully goofy premise, these images convey a surprisingly somber tone, and now I’m even more eager to check out this odd picture.

Hit the jump to check out the Maggie images.  The film also stars Joely Richardson.  The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4 – 14th.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals that TERMINATOR 5 is Now Called TERMINATOR GENISYS

by     Posted 137 days ago

terminator-genisys-slice

Spell check wasn’t happy about it, but you read that title right.  Terminator 5 is actually called Terminator Genisys.  Not Genesis anymore, but Genisys.  Why?  Hopefully there will be a logical answer to that question when we finally get some plot information, but for now, it just is what it is, so you can laugh at it right along with titles like Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Trans4formers and ID Forever, just to name a few.

Hit the jump to check out the wrap photo from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Instagram account that reveals the title printed on the back of his chair on set.  Terminator Genisys (sigh) is due to arrive in theaters on July 1, 2015 and also stars Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee.

THE LEGEND OF CONAN Could Start Filming in Spring 2015

by     Posted 138 days ago

legend-of-conan-filming-2015

Though Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to the big screen hasn’t really been as triumphant as some had hoped, he has a couple of highly anticipated reprisals on tap for the near future.  The actor is currently filming Terminator: Genesis in New Orleans, where he once again fills the role of a titular Terminator, and now it appears that he could be returning to the Conan franchise as early as next spring.  Paradox Entertainment has been working to put together The Legend of Conan for a few years now, and while Schwarzenegger has expressed interest in returning for the fantasy action sequel, the film has yet to materialize.

However, producer Fredrik Malmberg now says that he hopes The Legend of Conan will be Schwarzenegger’s next film, adding that they’re poised to start filming next spring if all goes according to plan.  More after the jump.

THE EXPENDABLES 3 Character Posters Get Colorful

by     Posted 153 days ago

the-expendables-3-character-posters

Ahead of San Diego Comic-Con this weekend, Lionsgate has unveiled a collection of The Expendables 3 characters posters, and they’re a bit, um, different.  Instead of the grit and grime of all the other marketing for the action franchise, these new posters go the opposite route and paint Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, and Co. in some bright primary colors.  I’m not sure these posters are “good” necessarily, but it’s certainly a welcome change from the bland marketing thus far.  If only the actual films were this lively.

Hit the jump to take a look at the Expendables 3 character posters.  The film also stars Mel Gibson, Wesley SnipesArnold SchwarzeneggerKelsey Grammer, Antonio BanderasJason StathamJet LiDolph LundgrenRandy CoutureTerry CrewsKellan LutzRonda RouseyVictor Ortiz, and Glen PowellThe Expendables 3 opens August 15th.

SABOTAGE Blu-ray Review

by     Posted 158 days ago

sabotage blu ray review

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to the big screen can’t be called much of a comeback as The Last Stand, Escape Plan and Sabotage were all bombs.  Sabotage tanked the hardest as it was barely able to cross the ten million dollar mark.  Perhaps Arnie will regain his footing from his role in the upcoming Terminator sequel, but it seems unlikely that he will ever front a non-sequel again (or at least for another five years).  That’s too bad as Sabotage is a fun throwback to his early eighties action movies which delivers the “red meat city” PG-13 action movies of late are unable to do.  Mixing Commando with a slasher sensibility, Sabotage has Schwarzenegger leading a team of DEA agents (including Mireille Enos, Josh Holloway, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello, and Sam Worthington) who are being hunted and by a mysterious killer.  My Sabotage Blu-ray review follows after the jump.

THE EXPENDABLES 3 Gets a Combustible Motion Poster and a New TV Spot

by     Posted 164 days ago

expendables-3-motion-poster

Confession time.  I’ve never seen an Expendables movie.  But since I’m fairly certain I’ll be covering director Patrick Hughes‘ The Expendables 3 in some capacity this summer, maybe I’ll grab a few beers and make time for the first two installments sometime soon.  How can I not prepare myself fully for a film where Mel Gibson plays a character named Conrad Stonebanks?  To that effect, we’ve got a new motion poster for the film that features some fancy cigar action and a hell of a billing block.

Opening August 15th, the film stars Sylvester StalloneHarrison FordWesley SnipesArnold SchwarzeneggerKelsey Grammer, Antonio BanderasJason StathamJet LiDolph LundgrenRandy CoutureTerry CrewsKellan LutzRonda RouseyVictor Ortiz, and Glen Powell. Hit the jump for the new Expendables 3 motion poster along with a new TV spot. [Warning: Motion poster autoplays with sound, so adjust your speakers accordingly.]

Click Here