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

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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

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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 Images Featuring Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger; Plus Additional Plot Details

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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.

Cast Signs on for GAME OF THRONES Season 7 with Big Raises

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If HBO decides to move forward with Game of Thrones Season 7 (spoiler alert: they will), the cast is in for a significant pay increase.  While the pay cable network previously picked the show up for Season 5 and Season 6 at the same time, they faced a potential road bump when it came to a potential seventh season of the incredibly popular series.  When actors initially sign contracts for a TV series, their options normally span multiple seasons that keep them obligated to appear for years to come—unless they get killed off, of course.  It turns out the Game of Thrones cast contracts went up through Season 6, but with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss recently revealing that their game plan is to conclude the show with Season 7 (or maybe Season 8), a renegotiation process was necessary to ensure the cast will be intact for the end game.

And so the news comes today that, while HBO hasn’t officially ordered a seventh season of Game of Thrones just yet, they have completed renegotiations with the actors’ contracts to include an option for Season 7 with a big pay increase to boot.  More after the jump.

First Look at TERMINATOR: GENYSIS Provides Images of the Characters Plus Plot Details; Sarah Connor “Orphaned by a Terminator”

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The Terminator franchise has now been going for thirty years, and it’s going to need a reboot of sorts if it plans to stay alive.  Personally, I’d be fine letting lay fallow or never coming back to it again since every sequel diminishes the ending of T2 (“We might have saved the world!”; “Nope.  No you didn’t.  In no way what so ever.”)  But as the cover of EW proclaims, Terminator: Genisys (spelling is for nerds) is trying to “save a billion-dollar franchise.”  And how do you go about that?  With a character description that will have you scratching your head.

Hit the jump to learn more about the movie and to check out the Terminator: Genisys images from EW, which provide a first look at the characters.  The film opens July 1, 2015 and stars Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Matt Smith, J.K. Simmons, Dayo Okeniyi and Byung Hun Lee.

Johnny Knoxville Joins SKIPTRACE; Douglas Booth Has PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES; Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin Put ME BEFORE YOU; Alden Ehrenreich Says HAIL CAESAR!

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We have some casting news for you this afternoon:

Hit the jump for more on these casting stories.

DOM HEMINGWAY Blu-ray Review

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Director Richard Shepard’s comedy Dom Hemingway tells you exactly what kind of film it is with its opening scene: Jude Law delivers an ode to his, um, member, directly into the camera while engaging in a certain act in a prison shower.  It’s vulgar and hilarious all at the same time, and Law delivers the lines with such gusto that you’re inclined to take this guy’s word for it.  The rest of the film is an absolute delight, but particularly the first act is a whirlwind mix of hilarity, sadness, and pure boldness as we follow the titular Hemingway’s very specific path to rehabilitation after being released from prison.  Read my full Dom Hemingway Blu-ray review after the jump.

21 GAME OF THRONES Season 4 Finale Images

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HBO’s most popular TV series of all time, Game of Thrones, closed out its fourth season last night with almost certainly the show’s best finale yet.  Though traditionally the fantasy drama series has used its finales as a sort of denouement from the previous episode’s shocking events, last night’s episode packed a multitude of surprises, thrills, and emotion into a wholly satisfying 66 minutes.  Though we still have a while to wait before the show returns for season five, HBO has released a large gallery of images from last night’s episode for your perusing pleasure.  If you’re itching for a closer look at some of the more strange or impactful moments from the episode, these stills should be sufficient.

Hit the jump to check out the Game of Thrones season 4 finale images, and if you missed Allison’s recap of the episode, click here.

Kristen Wiig Joins Zach Galifianakis Comedy; Aaron Paul and Helen Mirren Join EYE; Dave Franco Leads INTERN’S HANDBOOK, and More

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We’ve got a number of casting stories to attend to.  Briefly:

  • Kristen Wiig has joined Zach Galifianakis and Owen Wilson in an untitled Relativity comedy from Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess.
  • Aaron Paul and Helen Mirren are joining Colin Firth in the military drone drama Eye in the Sky.
  • Sony is developing an adaptation of The Intern’s Handbook as a star vehicle for Dave Franco.
  • Nicholas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) will play Bonnie and Clyde in Go Down Together.

Hit the jump for more on the casting.

GAME OF THRONES Season 4 Premiere Recap: “Two Swords”

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There’s a reason why HBO had a twenty-five-minute recap of Game of Thrones third season in preparation for the fourth: the tales have become more varied and twisted than the swords that make up the Iron Throne.  Picking up halfway through A Storm of Swords‘ story (the massive third book of the Song of Ice and Fire series), Game of Thrones‘ new season had a lot to catch up on, and a lot to explain moving forward.  The most powerful and meaningful sequence though was its first: the Lannisters are not just conquering their enemies, they’re gobbling them up and repurposing them.  Hit the jump for more.

20 New GAME OF THRONES Season 4 Images Featuring Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, and Some Very Big Dragons

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The fourth season premiere of HBO’s massively popular drama series Game of Thrones is just a few short days away, and in anticipation of the event, the network has unveiled a new gallery of images teasing the new season.  These 10 episodes will cover roughly the second half of the third book in George R.R. Martin’s series, A Storm of Swords, and as we can see in these images, many characters will find themselves in precarious situations.  Most notably, this new image gallery gives us a close look at Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke) dragons, which have grown considerably since we last saw them.

Hit the jump to take a look at the images.  The show also stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Kit Harington, Rose Leslie, Natalie Dormer, Gwendoline Christie, and Jack GleesonGame of Thrones season four premieres on HBO Sunday, April 6th.  Check back here on Collider after the episode to read Allison’s full recap.

DOM HEMINGWAY Review

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[This is a re-post of my review from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.  Dom Hemingway opens today in limited release.]

If the Oscars had a category for Most Creative Use of Vulgar Language (and they should), writer-director Richard Sheperd would be worthy of a Lifetime Achievement Award for Dom Hemingway. Rarely has the use of dirty words become a virtuoso masterpiece of language, but Dom Hemingway turns swearing into high art. Sheperd provides the words, but star Jude Law brings them to vile, explosive, hilarious life in what may be the best performance of his career thus far. There’s also a story and character development that’s all well and good, but Dom Hemingway is mostly about grabbing us by the throat and pummeling us with filthy, hilarious speeches and one-liners.

New Trailer for GAME OF THRONES Season 4

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HBO has released yet another trailer for the fourth season of Game of Thrones.  Watching this trailer, it’s important to remember that there are still only ten episodes, and we’ve got quite a lot of storylines on our hands.  At some point, we may want to be grateful for some character deaths if only to unburden the plot.  Of course, I say that now and then all the characters I like will probably be slaughtered.  So much for the bright side.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The show stars Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Charles Dance, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams, Aiden Turner, Iain Glen, Rose Leslie, Carice Van Houten, Alfie Allen, Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, and Isaac Hempstead Wright.  New cast this season include Pedro Pascal, Michiel Huisman, and Indira VarmaGame of Thrones returns on April 6th at 9pm on HBO.

New Posters for GAME OF THRONES Season 4 Remind Us “All Men Must Die”

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Like the recent trailer, a batch of new posters for the fourth season of Game of Thrones seems bent on preparing us for an onslaught of characters deaths.  The tagline “All Men Must Die” is translation of “Valar morghulis”, which is the High Valyrian taught to Arya Stark (Maisie Williams) by Jaqen H’ghar (Tom Wlaschiha) in season two.  The previous set of posters focused on the Lanisters, and now the rest of the cast is getting their close-ups.  If you’re like me and haven’t read the books, how many of these poor sods are going to make it to season five.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.  The show also stars Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Charles Dance, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aiden Turner, Iain Glen, Rose Leslie, Carice Van Houten, Alfie Allen, Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, and Isaac Hempstead Wright.  New cast this season include Pedro Pascal, Michiel Huisman and Indira Varma. Game of Thrones returns on April 6th at 9pm on HBO.

New Teasers and Character Posters for Season 4 of GAME OF THRONES

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There’s about to be a True Detective-sized hole in my Sunday night viewing, but thankfully there won’t be too long of a wait for more quality television.  Game of Thrones returns in April, and so HBO is seriously ramping up the marketing.  Today, they’ve released teasers focusing on the Starks, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), and Tyrion (Peter Dinklage).  There are also character posters for the Lannisters, presumably because they always pay their debts.

Hit the jump to check out the teasers and posters.  The show also stars Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Alfie Allen, Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Pedro Pascal, Michiel Huisman, and Indira VarmaGame of Thrones returns April 6th at 9pm.

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