While you mull over whether to buy a ticket or a “mega ticket” to World War Z, Paramount has released a new clip from the movie. The film stars Brad Pitt as a United Nations employee who traverses the globe in a race to stop a growing zombie pandemic that threatens to put an end to humanity. But before he can save humanity, our hero first has to save his family, and in the event of a zombie apocalypse, helicopters are a sound way to travel (contrary to what this teaser poster would have us believe).
Hit the jump to check out the clip. The film also stars Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, David Morse, and Daniella Kertesz. World War Z opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on Friday.
The first clip from director Roland Emmerich’s Presidential thriller White House Down hits the (weapons) jackpot with Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. Capitol policeman John Cale (Tatum) is tasked with saving the President (Foxx) when a paramilitary group takes over the White House. This clip highlights an action sequence from the rescue operation as well as the chemistry between Tatum and Foxx, which is reminiscent of Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson in Die Hard with a Vengeance.
The film also stars Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Woods, Richard Jenkins, Joey King, Jake Weber, Lance Reddick, and Jason Clarke. White House Down opens June 28th. Hit the jump to check out the clip.
The first clip from director Zack Snyder’s Superman film Man of Steel hit the interwebs just last night, and now another clip has made its way online. This new clip highlights the scene that acted as the tag on the first long theatrical trailer for the film, as we see Henry Cavill’s Superman and Amy Adams’ Lois Lane having a conversation while Supes appears to be in custody. It’s a nice opportunity to finally see Cavill perform a dialogue scene, and I’m eager to how Superman finds himself in such a predicament.
Hit the jump to watch the clip. The film also stars Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Antje Traue, Michael Shannon, and Laurence Fishburne. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.
We’ve seen a lot of action from Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel in the last few weeks by way of trailers and TV spots, but the first clip brings the energy level way, way down. In a nice showcase of the acting ability of the stars embedded in a big comic book actioner, Amy Adams and Laurence Fishburne exchange harsh words as reporter Lois Lane and editor Perry White. It’s a nice reminder of the caliber of this cast and that strong character work is certain to be found amidst the heat vision, explosions and super punches.
Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon and Russell Crowe, opens in 3D June 14th. Hit the jump to watch the first clip.
Sony has released a new NSFW clip from This Is the End. For those unfamiliar with the film, it has Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel, and Danny McBride stuck in Franco’s house and trying to survive the apocalypse. It’s incredibly funny, but you definitely shouldn’t watch this clip if you want to keep the jokes fresh. It’s not a very long movie (a nice surprise considering that the lead actors have all worked with Judd Apatow in one way or another), and so every joke is precious. This clip is one of the best scenes in the film, so maybe you should keep it in your back pocket if you want to re-watch it after seeing the movie. However, if you’re not sold on this film and need to see more, we have the clip for you viewing pleasure.
Hit the jump to check out the NSFW clip. This Is the End opens on June 12th, but if you live in Atlanta, click here to find out how you can come to a free screening on the 10th.
There’s more than one way to end a world. Here are two examples:
- World War Z – This new clip from director Marc Forster’s adaptation of the Max Brooks novel explains why Brad Pitt’s character is needed to help stop the epidemic, although it will require him leaving his family.
- This Is the End – A new red-band TV spot highlights the beginning, middle and end of the apocalyptic tale starring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill and Danny McBride. It’s a bit spoilery so steer clear if you’re not into that.
Hit the jump to watch them both.
If you didn’t get enough of Nathan Fillion in the new trailer for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, a new clip has been released featuring the actor in Joss Whedon‘s Much Ado about Nothing. In the modern interpretation of Shakespeare’s play, Fillion plays Dogberry, a comically incompetent constable who is tasked with uncovering the sinister plot of Don John (Sean Maher). In this clip, Conrade (Riki Lindhome), one of Don John’s followers, calls Dogberry an ass, and the constable responds in a flustered manner. Even though some audiences may have trouble following Shakespeare’s language, there’s no mistaking the hilarity of Fillion’s body language and exaggerated expressions.
Hit the jump to check out the clip, and click here to read my review from TIFF. The film also stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Clark Gregg, Tom Lenk, Ashley Johnson, and Reed Diamond. Much Ado about Nothing opens in limited release on June 7th.
Pixar has released the first clip from Monsters University. The Revenge of the Nerds-esque story finds Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) joining a fraternity of outcasts as all of the Greek houses must compete against each other in the Scare Games, which carry dire consequences for the losers. The clip shows the roommates Mike and Sulley and how their bunk-bed situation has led to an awkward first moment involving shedding and humble stable boys. It’s cute and funny, and it’s a hopeful sign for the rest of the picture.
Hit the jump to check out the clip. 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 21, 2013.
There’s been some controversy over a scene in Star Trek Into Darkness where Carol Marcus (Alice Eve) strips down to her underwear on screen for no reason. Director J.J. Abrams recently went on Conan to explain his decision by saying that it was intended as a moment of levity in an action-packed scene. He also said that we see Kirk (Chris Pine) naked from the waist up post-threesome with some alien babes. Abrams doesn’t seem to quite get it that both scenes objectify women, but in terms of eye candy, Eve and Pine are both very attractive people. However, if you want some more partial nudity, it turns out there was a deleted scene of Benedict Cumberbatch showering, and thus creating today’s most searched phrase on Google. This is a real scene, not one made up by Conan.
Hit the jump to check out Cumberbatch’s “evil shower”.
The apocalypse scenario in This Is the End hasn’t been explained, but it looks like the film is employing more than one. There are people being abducted by aliens, the ground opening up to swallow Aziz Ansari, monsters, and now, according to Emma Watson, zombies. There’s a good joke in here of the guys reacting to the news, but this clip seems to be a lead-in to a better scene, and I’m excited to see how Watson plays into the comedy.
Hit the jump to check out the clip. The film stars Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson. This Is The End opens June 12th.
The first clip has been released from Despicable Me 2. In the new film, Gru (Steve Carell) is kidnapped by the “Anti-Villain League”, and recruited in order to defeat a new super villain. As we saw in the latest trailer, Gru seems to have settled comfortably into domestic life, and this clip continues the charming relationship he has with his adopted children. It’s a cute scene that will probably feel slightly familiar to parents who don’t want to deal with annoying neighbors.
Hit the jump to check out the clip. The film also features the voices of Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Ken Jeong, Steve Coogan, Dana Gaier, Elsie Kate Fisher, Miranda Cosgrove, and Russell Brand. Despicable Me 2 opens in 3D on July 3rd.
A new clip has been released for Richard Linklater‘s Before Midnight. The new film takes place 18 years after Before Sunrise and 9 years after Before Sunset, and sees Celine (Julie Delpy) and Jesse (Ethan Hawke) navigating married life on a trip to Greece. In the new clip, Celine and Jesse continue to examine their relationship, and you can see the easy-going shorthand between the two characters. However, if you’re looking at this clip and the previous clip, and you’re uneasy about two people just walking and talking, then this movie (and the previous two) may not be for you. For everyone else, Before Midnight that’s absolutely worth your time (click here for my full review from Sundance). Just be sure to see the first two before coming to the latest installment.
Hit the jump to check out the clip and to find out when the movie is playing near you. Before Midnight begins its limited release on May 24th.
Every year, I’m angry I don’t get to go to Cannes, but this year has really me pissed off. The incredible line-up includes Inside Llewyn Davis, Only God Forgives, The Congress, The Bling Ring, As I Lay Dying, Blood Ties, All Is Lost, and more. Nebraska, the new film from Alexander Payne (The Descendants), will be playing in competition, and the first clip has only added to my jealousy of this year’s festival-goers. The plot enters on an aging alcoholic father (Bruce Dern) who decides to take a road trip from Montana to Nebraska to collect what he believes to be a million dollar Publisher’s Clearing House prize. His estranged son (Will Forte) reluctantly agrees to accompany his father in order to keep him out of trouble. There’s grimness to this clip where one of the father’s “friends” (played by Stacy Keach) tries to extort some money, and the son ends up learning an ugly truth. Payne’s films have always had humor, but I’m curious to see how much it will factor in to his latest picture.
We’ll find out when the film screens at Cannes and the buzz begins. Nebraska is slated to open in limited release on November 22nd.
Sony Pictures has released the first clip from director M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming sci-fi film After Earth. The pic stars Will Smith and Jaden Smith as a father and son who crash land on a post-apocalyptic Earth, and it’s up to the son to fight for survival when the father is seriously injured. This debut clip shows how all of the action is put into motion, as we see Will Smith’s Cypher Raige (I still can’t get over that character name) explaining to his son that in order to get to the plane’s distress beacon, he will have to travel a very long distance over an incredibly harsh terrain.
Hit the jump to watch the clip. The film also stars Sophie Okonedo and Zoe Kravitz. After Earth opens on May 31st.
The first clip from director Shawn Levy’s corporate comedy The Internship features stars Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson participating in an online interview. As two out-of-work salesmen looking to reinvent themselves in a digital world, it’s immediately apparent that they’re out of touch with modern technology. The Wedding Crashers chemistry is on display so if you liked it before, it looks like you’re in for more of the same. Be sure to get caught up on Steve’s set visit, including interviews with Levy, Wilson and Vaughn.
Also starring Rose Byrne, B.J. Novak, John Goodman, Dylan O’Brien and Josh Gad, The Internship opens June 7th. Hit the jump to watch the clip.