We’ve got a pair of new clips from Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug to share with you today. They’re a bit Elf-centric and are highly conversational, but they give a nice introduction to both Evangeline Lilly and Lee Pace’s characters, while giving Lord of the Rings fans lots of Legolas (Orlando Bloom) to take a gander at.
Starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Richard Armitage, Sylvester McCoy, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Graham McTavish, Michael Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O’Gorman, Mikael Persbrandt, Ken Stott, Aidan Turner and the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug opens in 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D, and HFR 3D on December 13th. Hit the jump to watch the clips.
A couple clips from two of November’s biggest releases:
- Thor: The Dark World - Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and Loki (Tom Hiddleston) go flying to evade pursuit. Thor turns out to be a destructive pilot, while Loki settles for destructive criticism as a backseat driver.
- Ender’s Game – Petra (Hailee Steinfeld) takes Ender (Asa Butterfield) into the zero gravity Battle Room for some late night practice.
See both clips after the jump.
The first official clip from the all-new Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment documentary Necessary Evil: Super-Villains of DC Comics is now available. The doc, which explores the thin line between right and wrong in DC comics, features interviews with Richard Donner (Superman), Guillermo del Toro (Pacific Rim) and Zack Snyder (Man of Steel), while delving into the personalities of fan-favorite villains.
Hit the jump to watch the clip and for more on Necessary Evil, available on Blu-ray starting Friday, October 25th.
Four new clips from director Jon Turteltaub’s upcoming comedy Last Vegas are now available. The story centers on four friends in their 60s who reunite in Las Vegas to throw a bachelor party for their last remaining single pal. Last Vegas brings Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Kline together on the same screen, and these new clips each highlight each of their characters in turn (my personal favorite is an energetic-yet-drunk Freeman hopped up on Red Bull and vodka). Last Vegas opens November 1st. Hit the jump to watch the clips.
The first clip from director Jeff Tremaine’s comedy Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa is now available. It offers up an extended look at a sequence seen in the film’s trailer. It also shows off the gimmick that has worked so well for Jackass films in the past, that of performing crazy stunts in the midst of unsuspecting passersby and then recording their reactions. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
Johnny Knoxville, Spike Jonze and Jackson Nicoll star in Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, due out October 25th. Hit the jump to watch the clip.
Let’s take a look at some clips from the following films:
- Labor Day – Jason Reitman’s drama starring Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Tobey Maguire, James Van Der Beek and Clark Gregg, opening January 31, 2014.
- Tim’s Vermeer – Teller (of Penn & Teller) directs this documentary centering on inventor Tim Jenison’s quest to understand the painting techniques of Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer.
- The Face of Love - Arie Posin’s romantic drama starring Ed Harris, Annette Bening and Robin Williams.
Hit the jump to watch the clips.
Shane Salerno’s documentary Salinger is currently screening at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and a new trailer aims to capitalize on that attention. This new cut leaves out the interviews with stars such as Edward Norton, John Cusack, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Danny DeVito, and Martin Sheen, but really ups the intensity. Numerous interviews with people connected to the mysterious author are used to paint a picture of not just a passionate and obsessed man, but one whose personal demons have taken over his life.
Salinger opens in limited release on September 13th. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer along with a new clip.
We’re happy to bring you an exclusive clip from Jacob Vaughan’s Bad Milo that features stars Ken Marino (Burning Love) and Peter Stormare (Fargo) engaging in some very funny puppet therapy. Although the horror comedy centers on Ken discovering the source of his intestinal discomfort is a cute(ish) butt demon, this particular exchange occurs before the little guy has made his grand entrance. Check out Matt’s review of the film from SXSW here.
The film also stars Gillian Jacobs, Patrick Warburton, Mary Kay Place and Stephen Root. Bad Milo will be released on VOD on August 29th and hits theaters on October 4th. Hit the jump to watch the clip.
While you likely have an opinion on Ben Affleck being tapped to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel, you may have overlooked his participation in Brad Furman’s upcoming gambling thriller, Runner Runner. He looks comfortable playing a billionaire on his yacht in this first clip, which features Affleck and Justin Timberlake dabbling in a financial planning conversation of sorts. This relatively early scene sets up the relationship between Affleck’s entrepreneur and Timberlake’s poor college student that likely intensifies throughout the picture. Check out Steve’s interview with Timberlake here for more on Runner Runner.
Also starring Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie, David Costabile, Ben Schwartz and Oliver Cooper, Runner Runner opens October 4th. Hit the jump to watch the first clip.
Comic-Con may be over but there are still plenty of superheroes left in 2013. Coming up soon is Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2, which greatly expands the cadre of heroes and villains from the original film. One such new introduction comes in the form of Battle Guy (Clark Duke), whose backstory is revealed (sorta) in this new clip from the film. In another new clip, tried-and-true vigilante Hit-Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) fights the never-ending battle of overbearing parenting.
Also starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Jim Carrey, Kick-Ass 2 opens August 16th. Hit the jump to watch the clips.
Three new clips have debuted for director Robert Schwentke’s R.I.P.D. adaptation that stars Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges as law enforcement officers tasked with keeping the dead in line. Newly-deceased recruit Nick Walker (Reynolds) learns the ropes under the instruction of veteran officer Roy Pulsipher (Bridges). The duo quickly find that their everyday job has grown into a last-ditch effort to prevent an all-out apocalypse.
Also starring Mary-Louise Parker, Marisa Miller, James Hong and Kevin Bacon, R.I.P.D. opens July 19th. Hit the jump to watch the three clips.
A new viral clip for Jeff Wadlow’s Kick-Ass 2 gives fans a brief introduction to the mystique of The Mother Fucker (Christopher Mintz-Plasse). There’s not much to see in the way of new action footage, but this quick clip sets up the villain’s increasing social media influence and Kick-Ass’s plea for you to join Justice Forever. Aaron Taylor-Johnson stars in the title role with Chloë Grace Moretz returning as Hit-Girl in the sequel.
Kick-Ass 2, also starring Jim Carrey, Clark Duke, Donald Faison, John Leguizamo and Olga Kurkulina, opens August 16th. Hit the jump to watch the new viral clip.
If you enjoyed the recent final trailer for Pixar’s Monsters University but want a little more footage, then you’ll enjoy these three new clips from the Dan Scanlon-directed picture. Featuring Mike (voiced by Billy Crystal) and Sulley (voiced by John Goodman), the clips reveal a look into the undergrads’ adventures in Greek life on campus.
Hit the jump to check out the clips. The film also features the voices of Steve Buscemi, Helen Mirren, John Krasinski, Nathan Fillion, Bonnie Hunt, Dave Foley, Sean Hayes, Joel Murray, Peter Sohn, Aubrey Plaza, Tyler Labine, Bobby Moynihan, Julie Sweeney, Alfred Molina, Beth Behrs, and of course, John Ratzenberger. Monsters University opens in 3D on June 21st.
Check out two new clips full of good advice from the following films:
- World War Z – This new clip from director Marc Forster’s adaptation of the Max Brooks novel features an officer giving some good advice to Brad Pitt and his family about why one should always remain with their vehicle during the zombie apocalypse.
- The Kings of Summer – There are more law enforcement types to be found in this red-band clip from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ film, though star Nick Offerman handles their advice a bit differently.
Hit the jump to watch both clips.
Finally opening Stateside this weekend is Shane Black’s Iron Man 3. The international debut has already set new box office records and will likely set the pace for the rest of 2013′s superhero features. In a new clip from Iron Man 3, Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle appear out of their armor as Tony Stark and James Rhodes respectively. Rhodes-y is worried about his pal, and with good reason.
Also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall, Stephanie Szostak, James Badge Dale, Jon Favreau and Sir Ben Kingsley, Iron Man 3 opens in 3D on May 3rd. Hit the jump to watch the clip and a new TV spot.