New to Blu-ray: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2, RUSH, TREME: The Complete Series, and More

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This week’s new Blu-ray releases include a deliciously funny animated sequel, a new Criterion entry, Ron Howard’s latest film, and the final season plus a complete series box set for a beloved HBO show.  Briefly:

Dane Dehaan and Lars Ulrich Talk METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER, the IMAX Sound Mix, Choosing the Songs, What They Collect, and Much More

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Director Nimrod Antal’s (Predators) Metallica Through the Never opens this weekend in IMAX 3D.  The pic combines Metallica concert footage with a fictional narrative where Dane DeHaan plays a roadie who is sent on a mission through a “terrifying post-apocalyptic urban streetscape” during a concert.  For more on the film, watch the trailer.

This year at the Toronto International Film Festival, I landed an exclusive video interview with DeHaan and Metallica’s drummer Lars Ulrich.  They talked about how the project came together, the IMAX sound mix, DeHaan’s approach to the unique material as an actor, how they chose the songs, what they collect, and much more.  In addition, DeHaan talks about the opportunity to play James Dean in Anton Corbijn’s LifeHit the jump to watch.

James Hetfield Talks METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER, the IMAX Sound Mix, What He Collects, Playing in Japan, SOUTH PARK, New Music, and More

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Director Nimrod Antal’s (Predators) Metallica Through the Never opens this weekend in IMAX 3D.  The pic combines Metallica concert footage with a fictional narrative where Dane DeHaan plays a roadie who is sent on a mission through a “terrifying post-apocalyptic urban streetscape” during a concert.  For more on the film, watch the trailer.

At this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, I landed an exclusive video interview with Metallica’s lead singer and guitarist James Hetfield.  He talked about how the project came together, the amazing sound mix, his go-to karaoke song, what he collects, how he got involved in the South Park movie, have they ever thought about doing a full soundtrack for a film, what it’s like playing in Japan, the status of new music from the band, and more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Final Wave of Fantastic Fest 2013 Lineup Includes THE ZERO THEOREM, ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW, METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER 3D and Many More

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We brought you the initial lineup for Austin’s Fantastic Fest 2013 about a month ago, and now the final wave of films has been released.  Terry Gilliam will close the festival with his new film, The Zero Theorem, but before that bittersweet moment, audiences will enjoy many more anticipated films.  These include a special screening of Jonathan Levine’s 2006 feature directorial debut All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, starring Amber Heard and Anson Mount; the controversial guerilla film Escape from Tomorrow, shot without permission inside Disney World and Epcot; and the metal-movie mash-up Metallica Through the Never 3D, starring Dane DeHaan and the members of Metallica.

Fantastic Fest 2013 runs from September 19-26 in Austin, Texas.  Hit the jump for the full line-up of the festival’s final wave of films.

TIFF 2013 Adds BASTARDS, METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER, Preview of Spike Jonze’s HER, and More

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The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival has made the final touches on its line-up, and made some nice additions.  For the first time, TIFF will have movies in IMAX.  The films that will be going big are Gravity, Man of Tai Chi, Metallica Through the Never, and The Wizard of Oz.  All of these movies except Man of Tai Chi will also be in 3D.  Other additions include Claire DenisBastards, a conversation with Spike Jonze and a preview of his new film Her (the full film is scheduled to debut as the closer at the New York Film Festival), Ron Howard‘s Jay-Z documentary Made in America, and more.

Hit the jump for the new additions.  The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 5 – 15th.

Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo and Producer Charlotte Huggins Talk METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER, 3D, Finding the Right Director, and More at Comic-Con

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Metallica Through the Never showcases Metallica, one of the most popular and influential rock bands in history, in a way that they’ve never been seen before.  Filmmaker Nimród Antal has created a 3D motion picture event that provides a visceral cinematic experience that marries spectacular live performance footage of the band’s most iconic songs with a narrative story about a young roadie (played by Dane DeHaan) sent on an urgent mission, during the band’s live set, all while playing at a sold-out arena on the most elaborate concert stage ever built.

During their first appearance at Comic-Con to debut footage of the film, the band also took time out to speak to the press.  In this exclusive interview with Collider, drummer Lars Ulrich and bass player Robert Trujillo, along with producer Charlotte Huggins, talked about what this film adds to the Metallica experience that a fan doesn’t get, just by going to one of the band’s concerts, how important it was to find a director and an actor that were as passionate about the music as the band is, what the biggest challenges were in tackling this project, the complications with editing it all together, and keeping things fresh and interesting, after being a band for 32 years.  Check out what they had to say after the jump.

New Trailer and Poster for METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER Starring Dane DeHaan and Metallica

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Picturehouse has released a new trailer and poster for Metallica Through the Never, an IMAX experiment in which writer/director Nimrod Antal (Predators) combines a fictional narrative with Metallica concert footage.  Dane DeHaan plays a roadie who is sent on a mission during the concert through a “terrifying post-apocalyptic urban streetscape.”  The concert keeps the pace on an elaborate indoor stage with plenty of pyrotechnics.  I don’t listen to much Metallica, but I may have to check out Through the Never on the ambition alone—it certainly helps that they cast the most interesting young actor working today.

Metallica Through the Never opens in IMAX 3D on September 27 and in theaters everywhere starting October 4.  See the new trailer and poster after the jump.

Metallica to Perform at Comic-Con and Will Appear in Hall H for the METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER Panel

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Good news for all you metalheads attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con!  Metallica will be performing a private concert at a secret location in San Diego.  All four members of the legendary band – James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo – will join star Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) and writer-director Nimród Antal (Predators) in Hall H for a Metallica Through the Never panel.  Attendees will have a chance to win tickets and find the secret location to the private concert performance.  Everyone in the hall will then be treated to the world premiere of the film’s trailer and poster.  The event will open up advance ticket sales for the movie’s September 27th IMAX 3D release.  Metallica Through the Never will then expand to other theaters starting October 4th.

Hit the jump for the full details.

TOP 5: THE LONE RANGER, 15 Movies You May Have Missed in 2013 So Far, Christian Bale Not Involved with JUSTICE LEAGUE, THE WAY, WAY BACK, Our Most Anticipated Movies: July to September

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With a production budget in the neighborhood of $150 million and a worldwide pull of just under $50 million entering its second weekend, it’s probably fair to say that White House Down will ultimately be seen by the powers that be as a bust. Blame its proximity to the similarly themed Olympus Has Fallen (which, on the whole, received similar critical reaction but comparatively more box office success) if you will, but having watched and enjoyed the heck out of the film last night I believe at least some of the blame lies at the feet of Sony’s marketing. Whereas Fallen was packaged, and ultimately delivered, as a dead serious action/thriller, I don’t think White House Down marketing did enough to prep its potential audience members for the over-the-top, often times ridiculous, self-aware genre piece they would encounter. The best examples I can give to support this theory are the multiple scenes that left me laughing out loud while the majority of my fellow moviegoers sat quietly, unsure whether the movie was actually asking them to laugh with it or was just that silly and contrived. It’s possible that I’m going Roland Emmerich and co. too much credit, but I went with the former every single time and ended up having a great time with the film as a result.

All White House drama aside, this week’s Top 5 includes a slew of interviews from The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp and more, a list of 15 movies from the first half of 2013 that you may have missed but definitely deserve a look, Christian Bale insisting that he is not involved with the Justice League movie in any way, The Way, Way Back interviews with Steve Carell and more, and a look at our most anticipated movies from July to September.

Comic-Con 2013 Schedule for Friday, July 19th Includes THE WORLD’S END, THE WALKING DEAD, ROBOCOP, GAME OF THRONES, & SPIDER-MAN 2

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Yesterday we got a look at the rather tame Comic-Con 2013 schedule for Wednesday’s Preview Night and Thursday, and today SDCC has unveiled the full panel lineup for Friday, July 19th.  Last year was the first year that Comic-Con moved TV panels into Hall H for days other than Sunday, and after getting a look at Friday’s lineup, the Con is starting to look more and more like a TV convention.  While there are first-looks at The World’s End, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Kick-Ass 2, and Riddick to look forward to, the entire convention is packed with TV panels on Friday, including Hall H panels for The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and the Veronica Mars movie.

I’m baffled by the fact that the panel for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. with Joss Whedon is being held in Ballroom 20 and not Hall H, and at the same time as the Walking Dead panel no less.  Hit the jump to take a look at the highlights from Friday’s schedule.  Comic-Con 2013 runs from July 18th – July 21st.

Collider’s Most Anticipated Movies: July to September

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We’re smack dab in the middle of the summer movie season, and while we’ve already seen our fair share of hits and misses, it’s time to take a look at what the second half of of the summer has in store.  There are plenty of high-profile releases heading our way over the next three months, with big tentpoles like Pacific Rim and The Wolverine, more comedic genre fare like Kick-Ass 2 and The World’s End, and even character-driven indies like The Spectacular Now and Prince Avalanche.

In the latest installment of our Most Anticipated series, Matt, Adam, and Dave run down what films they’re most looking forward to from July to September.  Hit the jump to read on.

First Trailer and Poster for METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER Starring Dane DeHaan and Members of Metallica

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Ever since Metallica Through the Never - the 3D movie featuring Metallica in concert – was first announced, I was curious to see just how writer-director Nimrod Antal (Predators) would change up the concert movie genre.  Now, the first trailer for the film is available and it does a nice job of teasing the experience that awaits audiences.  Starring Dane DeHaan (Chronicle) as a band’s crew member whose urgent mission for the band goes terribly wrong, Metallica Through the Never also features band members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo.  The film opens in IMAX 3D on September 27th and in theaters everywhere starting October 4th.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer and to check out the new poster.

First Look at Dane DeHaan in METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER

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Picturehouse has released the first image from director Nimrod Antal’s (Predators) upcoming concert movie/narrative feature hybrid Metallica Through the Never.  The film stars Dane DeHaan as a band crew member who is sent out on a mission during a live Metallica concert.  DeHaan’s character soon finds that his life has turned completely upside down.  The footage of DeHaan’s character is interspersed with actual concert footage, and during Steve’s recent interview with the actor he described the pic as “a concert movie meets The Wall meets Metallica.”

Hit the jump to check out the first image from the film, which shows DeHaan’s character in a rather chaotic situation.  Metallica Through the Never opens exclusively in IMAX theaters on September 27th and expands into additional theaters on October 4th.

Dane Dehaan Talks THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2, and METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER

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Now playing in limited release and expanding nationwide this weekend is one of the best films you’re going to see this year: director Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines.  The pic centers on a professional motorcycle rider turned bank robber (Ryan Gosling) and a rookie police officer (Bradley Cooper).  Saying more would be detrimental to your enjoyment of the film, and I would encourage you to be very careful when reading about it.  Pines also stars Eva Mendes, Bruce Greenwood, Dane DeHaan, Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, and Rose Byrne.   For more on the film, here are images, clips, and everything we’ve previously posted on the film.

At the New York City press day, I got to speak with Dehaan.  We talked about how he prepared to make sure his character looked real and authentic on screen, what the last year has been like for him having landed such high profile roles, the 3D Metallica movie (Metallica Through the Never), The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and his reaction to Chris Cooper playing his father, and a lot more.

Dane DeHaan Talks METALLICA THROUGH THE NEVER; Describes It as “a Concert Movie Meets THE WALL Meets Metallica”

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One of the more talented young actors working today that we’re going to be seeing more and more of in the coming years is Dane DeHaan.  The actor first gained notice for his impressive performance on the HBO series In Treatment in 2010, and shined last year in the found footage pic Chronicle.  DeHaan recently landed the coveted role of Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and is absolutely fantastic opposite Daniel Radcliffe in the Sundance hit Kill Your Darlings, which opens later this year, but he recently filmed a rather curious film that involves the band Metallica called Metallica Through the Never.

Steve recently spoke with DeHaan in anticipation of the upcoming crime drama The Place Beyond the Pines, and while we’ll have the full interview available closer to that film’s release, we wanted to share what he had to say about his work in Metallic Through the Never right away.  Written and directed by Nimrod Antal (Predators), the film apparently blurs the lines between concert documentary and narrative feature, and DeHaan talked about the pic’s plot and described it as a cross between a concert film and Pink Floyd’s The Wall.  Hit the jump to read on.

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