TOP 5: First Teaser Trailer for TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, NOAH, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, SABOTAGE, CinemaCon Coverage

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I’ve decided to use this weekend’s release of Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah as an opportunity to reflect on the director’s most soul crushing work to date: his adaptation of the Hubert Selby Jr. novel of the same name, Requiem for a Dream. While I’d list Black Swan as my favorite Aronofsky film, Requiem stands alone as a devastating look at the nature of addiction that, by its end credits, will assure you that nothing decent will ever happen to you again. The film netted the great Ellen Burstyn her sixth Academy Award nod while Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, and Marlon Wayans provided equally powerful performances as heroin addicts whose trajectories only bend downwards. While its story and characters offer little to be optimistic about, Requiem all but cemented Aronofsky’s place among the most skilled and uncompromising filmmakers of his generation. If you haven’t already, check out the film on Amazon Instant Video where it’s available to stream. Just be sure you’re not already in an emotionally fragile state or else you’re in for a long night.

Aronofsky reflections aside, this week’s Top 5 highlights the first teaser trailer for director Jonathan Liebesman‘s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, interviews for and Matt’s review of Noah, the new trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Sabotage interviews and Matt’s review, and Steve’s coverage of CinemaCon from Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Keep reading for a brief recap and link to each of the above.

Joe Manganiello Talks SABOTAGE, Working With Arnold Schwarzenegger, the End of TRUE BLOOD, MAGIC MIKE 2, and More

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In filmmaker David Ayer’s Sabotage, elite DEA task force agent John “Breacher” Wharton (Arnold Schwarzenegger) heads a team that takes on the world’s deadliest drug cartels.  But after the team successfully executes a high-stakes raid on a cartel safe house, they mysteriously start to be murdered, one by one, making everyone a suspect, including the team members themselves.  The film also stars Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard, Mireille Enos, Joe Manganiello, Josh Holloway, Max Martini, Olivia Williams, Harold Perrineau and Martin Donovan.

At the film’s press day, actor Joe Manganiello spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why he wanted to be a part of this film, what he liked about his character, how nice it was to do a scene in a strip club where he wasn’t one of the performers on stage, and the pressure of making an action movie with an action icon like Arnold Schwarzenegger.  He also talked about what it’s like to be shooting the final season of HBO’s True Blood, that his directorial debut, the real-life male stripper documentary Le Bare, will be in theaters in June, shooting the comedy Tumbledown with Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall in April, getting permission to use the catalogue of The Smiths music for a film he’s producing called Shoplifters of the World, and that Magic Mike 2 will shoot this fall.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Joe Manganiello Says MAGIC MIKE 2 “Is Gonna Happen This Fall”

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Though reboots and big franchise properties are the main output for studios nowadays, every now and then a smaller film will pop with audiences and become a surprise success.  Such was the case with director Steven Soderbergh’s excellent male stripper drama Magic Mike, which grossed a hefty $167 million worldwide against a budget of just $7 million.  Obviously with that kind of return it would be financially sound to move forward with a sequel, and star/producer Channing Tatum has been keen on making the follow-up a reality.  However, with Soderbergh in a self-imposed retirement and Tatum plenty busy with other projects, the timeline of the follow-up has been a bit murky.

Recently, while we were speaking with Joe Manganiello in anticipation of the ensemble actioner Sabotage, the actor offered a surprising update on Magic Mike 2, revealing that filming is poised to get underway this fall.  Hit the jump for his full comments.

SABOTAGE Review

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I have no problem with machismo in movies.  Machismo can be a lot of fun.  Arnold Schwarzenegger is machismo personified.  He’s macho to the point where he becomes an easy caricature.  He’s the violent badass we can all enjoy guilt-free.  But not everyone can handle that attitude, and as his co-stars demonstrate in David Ayer‘s Sabotage, the line between machismo and outright misogyny is a thin one.  The movie puts a lot of effort into its action and professional tactics, but the supporting characters aren’t just an afterthought.  They’re completely misguided weapons who earn our disdain rather than our sympathy.

Watch: 15 Minutes of Behind-the-Scenes Footage from SABOTAGE Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington

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Open Road Films has released an extended behind-the-scenes look at director David Ayer’s (End of Watch) upcoming actioner Sabotage.  The film is a riff on the Agatha Christie novel And Then There Were None, as it revolves around a DEA task force that starts to get picked off one-by-one after they heist a drug cartel safe house.  The ensemble cast is led by Arnold Scharzenegger, with Sam Worthington, Mireille Enos, and Joe Manganiello providing sufficient support.  This b-roll comprises 15 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from the film, giving us a look at what goes into making an R-rated action film of this scale.

Hit the jump to watch the footage.  The film also stars Olivia Williams, Harold PerrineauTerrence HowardMax MartiniJosh Holloway, and Kevin VanceSabotage opens March 28th.

New International Trailer for David Ayer’s SABOTAGE Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington

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A new international trailer for director David Ayer’s (writer of Training Day/director of End of Watch) Sabotage has just been released.  Based on Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel And Then There Were None, the film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and centers on a DEA task force who heists a drug cartel safe house, only to start getting picked off one-by-one by an unknown assassin.  While I was already excited for the project due to Ayer directing, all the footage I’ve seen makes the film look even better than I expected.  It’s also a lot bloodier than anything Schwarzenegger has done in many years.  It’s a great surprise.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Sam WorthingtonOlivia WilliamsMireille EnosHarold PerrineauTerrence HowardJoe ManganielloMax MartiniJosh Holloway, and Kevin Vance.  Sabotage opens March 28th.

New Red-Band Clip and 5 New Images from SABOTAGE Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

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If you caught the red-band trailer for David Ayer’s new action thriller, Sabotage, you know just what kind of movie you’re in for.  If you like what you see and you want a bit more, then you’ll be happy to check out this new red-band clip from the film.  There’s plenty of violence on display as a team of DEA agents clears a house infested by gun-toting thugs.  We’ve also got five new images of stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, Joe Manganiello, Mireille Enos and Josh Holloway in action.

Also starring Olivia WilliamsHarold PerrineauTerrence HowardMax Martini, and Kevin VanceSabotage opens March 28th.  Hit the jump to check out the new images and to take a look at the new red-band clip.

Watch a 3 Minute Red-Band Trailer for David Ayer’s SABOTAGE Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington

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Open Road Films has released a great looking three minute red-band trailer for director David Ayer’s (writer of Training Day/director of End of Watch) new film Sabotage.  Based on Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel And Then There Were None, the film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and centers on a DEA task force who heists a drug cartel safe house, only to start getting picked off one-by-one by an unknown assassin.  While I was already excited for the project due to Ayer directing, this trailer makes the film look even better than I expected.  It’s also a lot bloodier than anything Schwarzenegger has done in many years.  It’s a great surprise.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Sam WorthingtonOlivia WilliamsMireille EnosHarold PerrineauTerrence HowardJoe ManganielloMax MartiniJosh Holloway, and Kevin Vance.  Sabotage opens March 28th.

First Trailer for David Ayer’s SABOTAGE Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sam Worthington, and Terrence Howard

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Open Road Films has released the first trailer for director David Ayer‘s (End of Watch) new film Sabotage.  Previously referred to as Ten, the film is loosely based on Agatha Christie’s classic mystery Ten Little Indians, as it centers on a DEA task force who heists a drug cartel safe house, only to start getting picked off one-by-one by an unknown assassin.  The film actually looks pretty great, as the fantastic ensemble makes for an excitingly hardened team led by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who actually feels like a natural fit for the role of the group’s boss/father figure.  Intriguing story, talented director, varied and charming ensemble—Sabotage is looking mighty promising.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film stars Joe Manganiello, Sam Worthington, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Max Martini, Josh Holloway, Olivia Williams, and Mireille Enos.  Sabotage opens on April 11, 2014.

New Images from David Ayer’s SABOTAGE Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

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David Ayer‘s action film Sabotage has been quiet for some time now.  It used to be called “Ten“, and is loosely based on Agatha Christie’s classic mystery Ten Little Indians, as it centers on a DEA task force who heists a drug cartel safe house, only to start getting picked off one-by-one by an unknown assassin.  The movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, and now the first images since one was released almost a year ago.  The images feature plenty of firearms as well as potentially distracting hairstyles from Schwarzenegger (who is supposed to have a bad haircut so it would look “real”, according to USA Today) and co-star Sam Worthington, who’s sporting cornrows and going by the name “Monster” [Correction: Joe Manganiello has the cornrows.  They are not at all distracting on him].  The USA Today article also emphasizes the amount of training the stars had to go through in order to bond and cut down on takes for the action scenes.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Max Martini, Josh Holloway, Olivia Williams, and Mireille EnosSabotage opens April 11, 2014.

Josh Brolin, Joe Manganiello, Ryan Gosling, and More in the Mix to Play Batman in BATMAN VS. SUPERMAN

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Well that didn’t take long.  Just yesterday a report surfaced that Warner Bros. was looking to cast an older actor as Batman in director Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel follow-up Batman vs. Superman, and now a shortlist of actors that the studio is reportedly eyeing to don the cowl has surfaced.  For this new film, Warner Bros. is said to be looking to capture the tone of the Batman/Superman relationship from Frank Miller’s graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns, so that gives us a head start as to what kind of Batman the studio is trying to cast.

It’s decidedly early in the process since David S. Goyer has only just started working on the screenplay for the superhero pic, but there appears to be an eclectic list of names that the studio and Snyder are beginning to consider.  Hit the jump to read on.

Comic-Con: TRUE BLOOD Panel Recap; Cast and Crew Preview Intense Second Half of Season 6; Watch the New Trailer

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Even with a recent string of shuffling showrunners, the cast and current True Blood showrunner and executive producer Brian Buckner promised a thrilling second half of an already pretty intense season six.  As has been shared before, this season has been about bringing the focus back to the people of Bon Temps and the characters that the show has been following for so long.  Not much was said or shared about what remains of season six, but a trailer for the remaining episodes of the season was shown, and one memorable quote to sum it all up would be, “Death ain’t the end anymore.”

Moderated by TV Guide’s Kate Hahn, the panel included Buckner, Anna Paquin, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Deborah Ann Woll, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Nelsan Ellis, Joe Manganiello, Anna Camp, Michael McMillian, and Rob Kazinsky.  Hit the jump for my recap of the panel and to watch the trailer for the second half of season six.

Over 20 New High-Resolution Images from TRUE BLOOD Season 6 Featuring Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard, and Stephen Moyer

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We only recently just saw a full trailer for the upcoming sixth season of the HBO series True Blood, and now the network has unveiled a large batch of high-resolution images previewing the drama to come.  In addition to giving us looks at fan favorites like Sookie (Anna Paquin), Eric (Alexander Skarsgard), Bill (Stephen Moyer), and of course Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), these images also introduce us to a host of new characters played by the likes of Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), Arliss Howard (Full Metal Jacket), and Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Friday Night Lights).

Hit the jump to peruse the gallery of images.  The series also stars Ryan Kwanten, Joe Manganiello, Rutina Wesley, Sam Trammell, Deborah Ann Woll, Carrie Preston, Todd Lowe, Nelsan Ellis, Michael McMillian, Lucy Griffiths, Lauren Bowles, Chris Bauer, Kelly Overton, Rob Kazinsky, and Amelia Rose Blaire.  Season six of True Blood premieres on HBO Sunday June 16th at 9pm/8c.

Watch Two New TRUE BLOOD Season 6 Promos

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Two new promos for HBO’s gory vampire drama True Blood focus on Sookie’s brother Jason and the werewolf Alcide, giving viewers a little hint of what might be coming up in the show’s sixth season.  Some fans were relieved that Alan Ball was relinquishing his showrunner duties this year (moving on to create the fantastic Banshee on Cinemax), but with the news that new showrunner Mark Hudis left shooting halfway through this new season and was replaced with series writer Brian Buckner, well, to quote one of my favorite films, “alarm bells are ringing, Willie!”  Still True Blood always has a way of pulling us back into its chaos, and I’m sure this season will be no exception.  Hit the jump for the new teaser videos.

Jason Sudeikis and Rose Byrne to Lead Romantic Comedy TUMBLEDOWN; 42’s Chadwick Boseman Closing in on DRAFT DAY

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Here’s the latest casting news:

  • Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses) and Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids) are set to star in indie romantic comedy Tumbledown.
  • 42 star Chadwick Boseman is closing in on a key supporting role in Ivan Reitman’s football-oriented drama Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner.

Hit the jump for more on both projects.

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