Check out the latest and greatest posters for the following films:
- Transformers: Age of Extinction – An international poster featuring star Li Bingbing. Also starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, T.J. Miller, Titus Welliver, Han Geng, and Sophia Myles, Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction opens June 27th.
- Need for Speed – Eight character posters featuring Aaron Paul, Dakota Johnson, Imogen Poots, Dominic Cooper, Scott Mescudi, Rami Malek, Harrison Gilbertson, and Ramon Rodriguez. Also starring Michael Keaton, Scott Waugh’s Need for Speed opens March 14th.
- Godzilla – This limited edition poster will be given away at the film’s SXSW 2014 screening. Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, Ken Watanabe, and David Strathairn, Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 16th.
Hit the jump to take a look.
Lying somewhat quietly between two of David Fincher‘s most beloved works is The Game (1997) starring Michael Douglas. Although it failed to reach the level of critical and box office success enjoyed by Seven (1995) or the cult classic status of Fight Club (1999), after watching its Criterion Collection DVD release this past week I came away thinking that it may actually be one of Fincher’s best directorial efforts. Working from a script by John Brancato and Michael Ferris (2/3 of the writing trio that helped bring you the 2004 Catwoman screenplay that you enjoyed so much), Fincher’s cold/muted color palette, striking visual style, and fantastic pacing help elevate the interesting, albeit occasionally absurd, screenplay to another level. The result is a haunting work that expertly sets up and tears down the callous, calculated world of corporate wealth by forcing Douglas’ Ebenezer Scrooge archetype to see the shell of a life he has outside of his work and possessions. The Game may go off the rails at times, but with Fincher’s steady hand guiding the story it does so in all the extremely dark, right ways.
My Fincher recommendation aside, I should mention that the Top 5 will take a quick week hiatus to allow me to travel next weekend. In the meantime, this week’s installment highlights the Star Wars: Episode VII casting news involving Adam Driver, the new trailer for director Gareth Edwards‘ Godzilla, a review and interviews for Non-Stop, worlds colliding as Brendan’s Cinemath meets Adam’s Oscar Beat, and our Veronica Mars set visit coverage. As you’ve come to expect, a brief recap and link to each of the above can be found after the jump.
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.
A couple days ago, Empire released a very cool, very artful magazine cover featuring Godzilla. Yesterday, we got a great new trailer for the movie, and now Empire has released a second cover, which gives a clear, full-on shot of the iconic monster. One of the comments I’ve been hearing (and have also said myself) is “Godzilla looks like Godzilla!” so thanks to Roland Emmerich for lowering the bar on that one. I think the more important quality is that Godzilla comes off as realistic, and the CGI hasn’t diminished his classic look.
Hit the jump to check out the magazine cover. The film stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Sally Hawkins. 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.
Legendary Pictures and Warner Bros. have released a new poster 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.” Thus far the marketing materials have (wisely) only focused on the titular monster, but it’ll be interesting to get a look at these other “malevolent creatures” when the film hit theaters. For now, though, this poster does a fine job of conveying the enormous scale of Godzilla as well as the immense amount of destructing left in his wake.
Hit the jump to take a look at the poster. The film also stars Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, Ken Watanabe, and David Strathairn. Godzilla opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 16th.
If you think you’ve seen Godzilla – the Americanized Godzilla: King of the Monsters starring Raymond Burr and released in 1956, that is – you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. As this year celebrates the 60th anniversary of the original film by Ishirô Honda, Rialto Pictures will debut a new restoration on April 12 at the fifth TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. A national release will soon follow, beginning at New York’s Film Forum, April 18-24. Hit the jump for more.
Toy Fair at the Javits Center in New York City is absolutely enormous. There’s 412,000 net square feet of exhibit space and a whole section of it is devoted to action figures alone with high quality collectibles from Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Alien, Godzilla and so much more.
Dark Horse had a slew of Marvel Classic items on display, a bunch of Game of Thrones characters and even a bust of Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) from Grimm. Kotobukiya came with loads of stunning Marvel designs including their April 2014 release, Nightwing, and also a Batman: Arkham Origins piece, but there’s still no debut date for that one. The McFarlane Toys booth was loaded with Walking Dead characters with a 10-inch Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) as well as a statue of The Governor’s zombie fish tank. Catch all of that and loads more after the jump.
Before Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla lands on our shores this May, a new prequel graphic novel will act as a lead-in to the story. Titled “Godzilla: Awakening”, the 72-pager will take a look at the dawn of the atomic age, decades before the events of the film take place, back to a time when monstrous lifeforms were woken from their slumber. Co-written by Max and Greg Borenstein, “Godzilla: Awakening” features artwork from Eric Battle, Yvel Guichet, Alan Quah and Lee Loughridge, with cover art by Arthur Adams.
Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, David Strathairn, Ken Watanabe, and Sally Hawkins, and opens May 16th. Hit the jump for more on Godzilla and the upcoming graphic novel, “Godzilla: Awakening”.
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.
It’s no secret that 2015 is going to be a sort of moviepocalypse with regards to its sheer magnitude of massive films, but right now we’ve still got 2014 to look forward to. There are plenty of exciting large-scale films on tap for the coming year ranging from sequels to reboots to (gasp!) original properties. Inevitably some will be great and some will be disappointing, but right now we’re full of optimism, and we’ve put together a list of 25 promising blockbusters set to be released in the next 12 months. Read on after the jump.
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.