First SON OF A GUN Clip: Brenton Thwaites Teaches Ewan McGregor Chess in Prison

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Entertainment One has released the first Son of a Gun clip.  The Australian thriller follows a young man (Brenton Thwaites) who becomes the apprentice of a calculating crime boss (Ewan McGregor).  The clip shows what looks like the meet-cute between the two in prison, where the apprentice walks by and shows the boss where he went wrong in his chess game.  McGregor is more intimidating than I expected.

Alicia Vikander, Jacek Koman, Matt Nable, and Tom Budge also star in the feature directorial debut of Julius Avery.  There is no U.S. release date yet, but Son of a Gun opens October 14 in Australia.  Watch the Son of a Gun clip after the break.

First GONE GIRL Clip Features a Meet-Cute between Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, While a New TV Spot Puts Affleck on the Defensive

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Believe it or not, we’re only about a week away from the release of David Fincher’s latest dramatic adaptation, Gone Girl.  Perhaps you’ve noticed that there’s been a recent uptick in the film’s marketing material, what with two TV spots being released, along with a host of images.  Today, we are being treated to another TV spot and the movie’s first clip, which provide a rather interesting contrast for where the lead characters’ relationship begins and ultimately where it ends up.

Starring Ben AffleckRosamund PikeTyler PerryCarrie CoonKim DickensPatrick FugitScoot McNairyMissi PyleCasey WilsonEmily Ratajkowski, and Neil Patrick HarrisGone Girl will premiere this Friday at the New York Film Festival and then opens in theaters on October 3rd.  Hit the jump to watch the film’s first clip, as well as a newly released TV spot.

3 New STRETCH Clips Remind Patrick Wilson not to Hassle The Hoff

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As I’ve said on multiple occasions, I’m a big Joe Carnahan fan, and I can’t wait to see his latest film, Stretch.  The movie stars Patrick Wilson as “a down-on-his-luck chauffeur looking to relieve his debt by driving around a mysterious billionaire who drags him to hell and back.”  These three clips show off the film’s delightful lunacy, and I’m reminded of how well he utilized Chris Pine in Smokin’ Aces by getting him to play against type.  But the real scene-stealer could be David Hasselhoff, who, as we can see from one of these clips, does not like to be kept waiting.

Hit the jump to check out the Stretch clips.  The film also stars Ed Helms, Jessica Alba, Brooklyn Decker, Norman Reedus, James Badge Dale, Ray Liotta, and Shaun Toub.  Hopefully, we’ll get a release date soon.

Check out Two Clips from Yann Demange’s Exhilarating ’71 Starring Jack O’Connell

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Two ’71 clips have gone online, and they both do a great job at highlighting director Yann Demange‘s ability to build tension and create thrilling action.  The film is set in Belfast in 1971 and centers on a young British soldier (Jack O’Connell) that’s been abandoned by his unit following a riot.  Trapped behind enemy lines, he’s unable to tell friend from foe, and we follow as he tries to find his way home while the locals battle for supremacy.  These clips showcase the lead-up to the riot and O’Connell’s character, Private Gary Hook, on the run from Irish nationalists.  From these two brief clips, you can tell that Demange is a serious talent, and big things could be ahead for him if this movie is even a modest hit.

Hit the jump for the ’71 clips, click here for my review from TIFF, and click here for Steve’s interview with O’Connell from the Berlin Film Festival.  ’71 opens in the U.K. on October 10th; no U.S. release date has been announced.

Watch: POPEYE Footage Offers First Look at CG Character in Action

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Sony Pictures Animation has unveiled some test footage from its upcoming Popeye CG movie, giving us our first look at the computer generated character in action.  Hotel Transylvania helmer Genndy Tartakovsky directs this feature film adaptation of the popular comics strip character, and while we still don’t necessarily know what the story will entail, this test footage gives us a strong idea of how the character moves in the 3D realm.  I’m happy to see that the character designs are quite stylized, refraining from becoming generic CG transfers of these classic characters.  While this isn’t footage from the actual film, it is very slapstick-heavy and shows Olive Oyl defying any and all laws of both physics and biology with her movements.  It’s too early to say how the actual film will stack up, but this first footage is certainly interesting.

Hit the jump to watch the Popeye CG movie footage, which is introduced by Tartakovsky himself who also shows off a bit of concept artwork.  Sony Animation will release the film in 3D sometimes in 2015.

First Clips from Joe Carnahan’s STRETCH Feature Patrick Wilson, Chris Pine, Scotch, Norman Reedus, Blood, a String of Pearls, and Ed Helms

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We got our first glimpse at images from Joe Carnahan’s newest film Stretch just about a week ago, but the movie’s social media campaign has been going bonkers since then.  There have been plenty of alt-posters, behind-the-scenes images revealing cameos and guest stars, and lots of general blanket insanity.  Now, the first clips from the film are making their way online, and boy are they delightfully strange.  They’re short, but efficient in their weirdness and humor, plus you get your first look at star Patrick Wilson and co-stars Chris Pine, Norman Reedus, and Ed Helms.  It’s a great introduction to what’s sure to be a balls-to-the-wall crazy film.

Hit the jump to check out the first clips, along with a bonus image from Stretch, and click here to watch an insane Chris Pine in the nutty gag reel.

THE LAST FIVE YEARS Clip: Anna Kendrick Sings Her Heart Out

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RADiUS has already snatched up the North American rights to Richard LaGravenese’s The Last Five Years and scheduled it to go head-to-head with Fifty Shades Grey on Valentine’s Day 2015, so the promotional effort is underway and now we’ve got the very first clip from the film.

The Last Five Years is based on the off-Broadway show and stars Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan as Cathy Hyatt and Jamie Wellerstein.  The narrative covers their entire five-year relationship, but while Jamie’s portion starts when they first meet, Cathy’s goes in reverse, kicking off with the end of their marriage and moving backwards.  Hit the jump to check out The Last Five Years clip.

THE FORGER Clip: John Travolta and Tye Sheridan Share a Deep Father/Son Moment

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We have an exclusive The Forger clip to premiere.  John Travolta plays a father who buys his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son played by (Tye Sheridan).  Christopher Plummer co-stars as the grandfather, who teams with his son to “carry out one last big job for the syndicate who financed his early release.”

The crime drama directed by Philip Martin premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend.  Hit the jump to watch the Forger clip, which shows Travolta’s character revealing the debt to his son.

THE EQUALIZER Clip: Denzel Washington Plays It Cool While Under Interrogation

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The Equalizer is just about a month away, so you can expect Sony Pictures to really ramp up the promotional campaign in the coming weeks.  Two weeks ago we got that new TV spot, but now it’s time for a more comprehensive look at the film courtesy of this brand new clip.

The movie stars Denzel Washington as Robert McCall.  He used to be a Black Ops commando, but managed to swap that career for a quieter existence in Boston by faking his own death.  However, when a young girl named Teri (Chloe Moretz) needs his help, he’s compelled to come out of retirement and take on some Russian gangsters.  Hit the jump to catch The Equalizer clip and find out what happens when one of McCall’s enemies follows him home.  The movie opens traditionally and in IMAX on September 26th, and also stars Melissa LeoMartin CsokasHaley BennettDavid Harbour and Bill Pullman.

THE BABADOOK Clip: Mister Babadook Comes Knocking

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Ever since seeing writer-director Jennifer Kent’s feature directorial debut, The Babadook, all I’ve wanted to do is be a total weirdo and walk around whispering, “Ba ba-ba dook, dook, dook,” to everyone.  Trouble is, the movie doesn’t hit theaters until November 28th, so until then, I’d probably sound like an idiot.  But, a brand new clip from the film did just hit the web and it reveals what The Babadook’s all about and his creepy catchphrase, too.

Hit the jump if you dare let Amelia (Essie Davis) read you the story of Mister Babadook in The Babadook clip.  The film also stars Noah Wiseman, Barbara West and Daniel Henshall.

Watch the Final Battle from GODZILLA and Add Some Monster Mayhem to Your Day

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Godzilla lived up to big expectations assuming you expected it to be a true Godzilla movie.  There wasn’t much in the way of interesting human characters or deep personal drama.  It was about giant monsters fighting, and director Gareth Edwards handled it wonderfully.  It will be four years until we get the sequel, but with the promise of Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah, I’m hoping it will be worth the wait.  In the meantime, we can enjoy the excellent final battle from this year’s movie.  I won’t lie: It’s not quite as powerful when viewed on a computer monitor, but it’s still entertaining.  Atomic breath is always entertaining.

Hit the jump to check out the final battle from Godzilla, and click here to pre-order the film on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, or DVD.  The film will be released for home entertainment on September 16th.

Watch: The Best GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Scene Is Now Online

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Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has a number of memorable sequences thanks largely to Chris Pratt and a killer soundtrack, but one sequence in particular is positively swell.  The scene comes from the latter third of the film and involves a certain dance, and I’d argue that it is impossible not to smile when watching it.  Since the scene could be considered a spoiler, many were remiss to talk about it openly for fear of spoiling the surprise, but the scene has now been released online in its entirety and it is glorious.  I’m keeping it vague here on the front page for those that haven’t seen the movie yet, but if you have, odds are you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Hit the jump to watch the Guardians of the Galaxy clip.  Now, when does Disney get to making some merch to tie into this scene?

Exclusive THE PRINCE Clip: Bruce Willis Can’t Let It Go

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Last month, we brought you the exclusive debut of the trailer for The Prince, and now we have an exclusive clip from the action-thriller.  The film stars Jason Patric as a retired assassin who is drawn back into his old life when his daughter is kidnapped.  In the process, he’s forced to confront his former rival, played by Bruce Willis.  The film also features John Cusack in a supporting role as a character that comes to Patric’s aid.  In this clip, we learn that Willis’ character has clearly not seen Frozen or refuses to accept its wisdom.

Hit the jump to watch the new The Prince clip.  The film also stars Jung Ji-Hoon, Jessica Lowndes, Jonathon Schaech, Gia Mantegna, and Curtis “50 Cent” JacksonThe Prince opens in theaters and is available on VOD starting August 22nd.

THE GIVER Clip: Hologram Taylor Swift Plays Piano

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The Weinstein Company has released a new The Giver clip from director Philip Noyce’s adaptation of the Lois Lowry novel, this time featuring Taylor Swift.  I’m still not sure what to make of the film as a whole.  I read the book as a kid and enjoyed it immensely, but it’s been marketed heavily as a kind of Hunger Games riff.  I’m not sure if this is simply a case of getting audiences into the theater or if the trailers are really indicative of the film, but I’m hoping it’s a more introspective piece in line with Lowry’s novel.  For those unfamiliar, the story takes place in a utopian society where all memories of the past reside with a sage figure known as “The Giver”.  This new clip shows Jeff Bridges’ Giver character talking about the previous recipient of his memories (Swift), revealing a musical hologram of the two.

Hit the jump to watch the new The Giver clip, and if you missed our Comic-Con panel recap click here.  The film also stars Brenton Thwaites, Meryl StreepAlexander SkarsgardKatie Holmes, Cameron Monaghan, and Odeya Rush.  The Giver opens in theaters on August 15th.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Clip Features Turtle Beatboxing, Shredder and More

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I don’t even know where to begin with this first clip from Jonathan Liebesman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles because there are actually quite a few elements worth highlighting.  First off, it delivers a solid laugh courtesy of a mid-chase Turtles beatbox session, then they run right into Shredder and after that, we finally hear one of our heroes shout an iconic Turtles catchphrase.  It’s pretty satisfying for less than two minutes of material.

You can catch the Turtles in action in the clip after the jump and, in case you missed it, we’ve also got some set visit coverage up and running including a main report and an interview with Megan Fox and Will Arnett as well as a bunch of brand new stills from the film.  Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arrives in theaters on Friday, August 8th and also stars William Fichtner, Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub.

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