New NIGHTCRAWLER Trailer Gets the Bloody Footage First, Police Second

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A new Nightcrawler trailer has been released online, and it’s a bit more action-oriented than the ones we’ve seen before.  Jake Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, a young man who falls into the depths of L.A. crime journalism, and begins pushing the limits between covering the news and making it.  The previous trailer made the movie look more like a psychological thriller while this new one goes more into the action-crime elements with car wrecks, crime scenes, and accusations of obstruction of justice.  This is one of my must-see films at the Toronto International Film Festival, and I hope it reaches my high expectations.

Hit the jump to check out the new Nightcrawler trailer.  The film opens October 31st, and also stars Bill Paxton, Rene Russo, and Riz Ahmed.

Make Money to Play the Lottery in the New NIGHTCRAWLER Trailer Starring Jake Gyllenhaal

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Open Road Films has released a new Nightcrawler trailer along with the first poster.  Jake Gyllenhaal plays Lou Bloom, a young man who falls into the depths of L.A. crime journalism, and begins pushing the limits between covering the news and making it.  Following the intriguing viral teaser, this first official trailer makes the movie look like a must-see when it premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.  Gyllenhaal has been on a hot streak lately, and his work in Nightcrawler looks like it could be a strong companion to his unnerving performances in his most recent film, Enemy.

Hit the jump to check out the new Nightcrawler trailer and poster.  The film opens October 17th, and also stars Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, and Riz Ahmed.

27 New EDGE OF TOMORROW Images Featuring Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, and Brendan Gleeson

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The stars of Doug Liman’s sci-fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow are gearing up for their globe-trotting world premiere in just a couple of days, and the marketing has been ramping up with a recently released featurette and trailer.  Today we’ve got 27 new images from the film to share with you which feature great new action-packed looks at Tom CruiseEmily BluntBill Paxton, and Brendan Gleeson.  Exo-suits are the new black.

Also starring Noah TaylorKick GurryDragomir MrsicCharlotte RielyJonas ArmstrongFranz DramehMasayoshi Haneda, and Tony WayEdge of Tomorrow opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 6th.  Hit the jump to check out the new images.

Alan Arkin and Bill Paxton Talk MILLION DOLLAR ARM, Being Moved by the Real-Life Story, Working in India, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., and More

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Based on an incredibly inspiring true story, Million Dollar Arm is so much more than just a sports film.  It tells the story of sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm), who comes up with a scheme to save his career by finding the next Major League Baseball star among the totally raw and untapped talent in India.  Once there, he finds two 18-year-old boys, Rinku (Suraj Sharma) and Dinesh (Madhur Mittal), whose knack for throwing a fastball could quite possibly lead them straight to a major league contract.

At the film’s press day, co-stars Alan Arkin (who plays retired baseball scout Ray Poitevint) and Bill Paxton (who plays Coach Tom House) spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about what attracted them to this film, what gets them to sign on for a project, in general, what it was like to work in India, and the great admiration they have for their young Indian co-stars.  Paxton also talked about what it was like to be welcomed into the Marvel Universe for his role on the ABC series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

MILLION DOLLAR ARM Review

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Million Dollar Arm might be the most repulsive “Uplifting Sports Drama” ever made.  The movie pretends to show America as a land of opportunity, and athletics as a level playing field where hard work and determination are all that’s needed to succeed.  But at its ugly heart, it’s about a cold, callow bastard who discovers that you can outsource your personal growth.  Even though it pretends to carry the lesson about treating people as more than products, in practice, Million Dollar Arm shares the worst values of its despicable protagonist.

Tom Cruise Keeps Dying in Excellent New EDGE OF TOMORROW Trailer

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Fresh off this morning’s behind-the-scenes featurette, Warner Bros. has released a fantastic new Edge of Tomorrow trailer for director Doug Liman’s upcoming sci-fi actioner.  Tom Cruise plays 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.  The premise itself is fascinating enough, but this trailer shows more of the relationship between Cruise’s cowardly character and Blunt’s warrior as the two are in training, and it looks incredibly promising.  I also really like the aesthetic that Liman has settled on for the film, and the set pieces look absolutely thrilling.

Hit the jump to watch the new Edge of Tomorrow trailer.  The film also stars Bill PaxtonBrendan GleesonNoah TaylorKick GurryDragomir MrsicCharlotte RielyJonas ArmstrongFranz DramehMasayoshi Haneda, and Tony WayEdge of Tomorrow opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 6th.

Bill Paxton Talks EDGE OF TOMORROW, Working with Tom Cruise and Doug Liman, ALIENS, AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., Future Projects, and More

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One of my favorite movies is James Cameron’s Aliens.  While the term masterpiece gets used to describe many things that are unworthy of the moniker, when you’re talking about Aliens, you’re talking about perfection.  Loaded with incredible visuals, a great script, and effects that still hold up, Aliens is a great example of what’s possible in cinema.  Knowing how I feel about the movie, you can imagine how excited I was when I found out I’d get a chance to speak with Bill Paxton at WonderCon.  Thankfully, while you usually only get a few minutes on a red carpet, Paxton spoke with me for a long time before Warner Bros.’ Edge of Tomorrow panel.

During our conversation, he talked about Aliens, people quoting lines to him, what it was like working with director Doug Liman and Tom Cruise on Edge of Tomorrow, the premise of the film, being part of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., future projects, and a lot more.  If you’re a fan of Paxton, I promise you’ll enjoy this interview.

New Trailer for EDGE OF TOMORROW Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt

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Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow have released a new trailer for director Doug Liman’s (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) sci-fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow.  The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race.  He wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier, and perhaps change his fate thanks to the help of a fellow officer played by Emily Blunt.  I really like the story, but it raises an important question: Is the gravity of a character’s repeated deaths cheapened by a reliance on action?  We could be looking at a case where the set pieces overshadow a strong story, but I hope that’s not the case.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riely, Jonas Armstrong, Franz Drameh, Masayoshi Haneda, and Tony WayEdge of Tomorrow opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 6th.

Bill Paxton Adapt Joe Lansdale Novel THE BOTTOMS; Will Reteam with FRAILTY Screenwriter Brent Hanley

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Other than its struggle to find an ending, Bill Paxton‘s 2001 feature directorial debut, Frailty, is a damn fine film.  It’s creepy, it’s compelling, and hopefully he’ll bring a similar tone to his adaptation of Joe Lansdale‘s dark novel, The Bottoms.  Per Deadline, “the racially-themed novel is set in East Texas and follows an adolescent boy, his little sister, and their father who stumble across the body of a black woman who has been savagely mutilated and left to die in the bottom of the Sabine River. The townsfolk cover up the crime until the body of a white woman is found in similar circumstances and it falls to the family to unearth the truth.”  There are definitely a couple similarities to Frailty in terms of it taking place in the past (1933 for The Bottoms), in Texas, and centering on a family that faces unnerving circumstances.

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Bill Paxton Joining AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. for Multi-Episode Arc

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If you’re still watching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., then you are, in the words of Stan Lee, a “true believer”.  You’re also going to have some Bill Paxton headed your way.  TV Guide reports that he’ll be guest-starring in at least four episodes of the beleaguered series starting in late February or early March.  Paxton will play Agent John Garrett, “a rough-and-tumble former cohort of Agent Coulson [Clark Gregg] with a little bit of attitude and cigar-smoking swagger,” says executive producer Jed Whedon.  Fellow executive producer Maurissa Tancharoen adds that Garrett “is the type who wants to stay out in the field no matter how high-level he gets,” and he’ll be joining the show “in a very surprising way.”

Hit the jump for the first image of Paxton from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and to learn how his character will differ from the comics.  Paxton will be seen on the big screen later this year in Million Dollar Arm, Nightcrawler, and Edge of Tomorrow.

First Trailer and New Poster for EDGE OF TOMORROW Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt [Updated]

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Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for director Doug Liman’s sci-fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow.  The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race.  He wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier and perhaps change his fate thanks to the help of a fellow officer played by Emily Blunt.  The film is essentially a sci-fi version of Groundhog Day, and judging by this first trailer Liman looks to have put together an intense and thrilling spin on a fascinating premise.  Though there are obviously plenty of CGI effects involved, the aesthetic has a more grounded and realistic nature to it, which is encouraging.  Moreover, it’s great to see a female lead that’s much more than a damsel in distress or simple love interest.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer and click here to read our recap from the film’s Comic-Con panel.  The pic also stars Bill Paxton, Laura Pulver, and Jeremy PivenEdge of Tomorrow opens on June 6, 2014. [Update: Warner Bros. has also released a new poster for the film, which is now included after the jump.]

2 GUNS Review

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There are two kinds of machismo.  The first is authentic.  It comes from guys who are confident, tough, and perhaps a little cocky.  The other is posturing.  It’s a puffed-up chest and a general over-compensation for a variety of obvious weaknesses.  2 Guns has both, but far more of the latter than the former.  The chemistry between leads Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg provide all the spark, verve, and excitement the rest of the picture lacks.  Outside of its two leads, Baltasar Kormakur‘s action movie is a lumbering, convoluted mess of various players shuffling around the protagonists through a series of limp set pieces.

6 Clips from 2 GUNS Starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg

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Universal Pictures has released six clips from the upcoming action film, 2 GunsDenzel Washington plays a DEA agent who reluctantly teams up with a U.S. naval intelligence officer (Mark Wahlberg) to infiltrate and bring down a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions of dollars.  Speaking to Steve at CinemaCon, director Baltasar Kormakur said it’s a “pulpy comic adaptation that’s ‘probably closer to 48 Hrs. than Bad Boys.‘”  Kormakur also says that there’s less action than in his previous film, Contraband, but “hopefully there is more fun in the action than necessarily big explosions.”  I’m not watching these clips since I’m seeing the movie tomorrow, but I liked what I saw from the trailer.

Hit the jump to check out the clips.  The film also stars Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Fred Ward, James Marsden, and Edward James Olmos2 Guns opens August 2nd.

14 New Images from KICK-ASS 2 Featuring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz and Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Plus 6 New Images from 2 GUNS

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We’ve got a collection of new images from the following films:

  • Kick-Ass 2 – From director Jeff Wadlow comes this sequel to Matthew Vaughn’s 2010 original.  Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, John Leguizamo, Lindy Booth, Clark Duke, Donald Faison and Morris Chestnut, Kick-Ass 2 opens August 16th.
  • 2 Guns – The Baltasar Kormákur-directed action crime comedy based on the Steven Grant and Mateus Santolouco graphic novels stars Mark Wahlberg, Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton, Fred Ward, James Marsden and Edward James Olmos. 2 Guns opens August 2nd.

Hit the jump to see the new images from both movies.

Comic-Con: EDGE OF TOMORROW Panel Recap; Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, and More Present First Trailer

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Once I get over my bitterness of the title change from All You Need Is Kill to the tamer but more descriptive Edge of Tomorrow, I think it could be an incredibly entertaining sci-fi action film.  It’s been described to me as “Groundhog Day meets Starship Troopers”, and the footage we saw definitely conveyed that.  Also, mech suits make everything better.  Just imagine how much better Terms of Endearment would have been with mech suits.

Hit the jump for my recap of the panel.  Edge of Tomorrow opens June 6, 2014.

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