You can’t sell a big superhero movie these days without product integration or cross-promotion, and thanks to Sony’s team-up with Kellogg’s, three new promo clips from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 have landed online. The clips show off some meaty bits of new footage (including Oscorp and Norman Osborn), but they’re mostly notable because they feature narration from comic book legend Stan Lee, adding a retro, heroic feel to the footage. In the Marc Webb-directed sequel, Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) finds himself surrounded by antagonistic forces as Electro (Jamie Foxx) emerges, Parker’s old friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan) returns to New York City, and everyone seems to have a connection to the shady goings-on at Oscorp.
Hit the jump to watch the three promo clips, one of which is slightly spoilery. The film also stars Emma Stone, Paul Giamatti, Felicity Jones, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, Colm Feore, and Sally Field. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 3D on May 2nd.
With director Noam Murro’s 300: Rise of an Empire opening March 7th, WB. has provided us with 6 clips and over 7 minutes of behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the film. In the sequel to Zack Snyder’s 300, Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god, Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), and Artemisia (Eva Green), the vengeful commander of the Persian navy. The film also stars Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Igal Nao, Callan Mulvey, Jack O’Connell, and Andrew Tiernan.
I’ve seen the film twice now and am happy to report the sequel kicks ass. The fight scenes are extremely well done, the 3D actually adds to the story, and Eva Green’s performance is worth the price of admission. It also might have the best sex scene of 2014, and it’s only February. While many might have wondered if we needed a sequel to 300, I’m very happy they made it. Hit the jump to watch the clips and behind-the-scenes footage, and here’s all our previous coverage on the film.
In advance of the Valentine’s Day release of Akiva Goldsman’s Winter’s Tale, Warner Bros. has sent over us 6 movie clips from the film. The adaptation of the Mark Helprin novel follows a burglar (Colin Farrell) who falls for an ailing heiress (Jessica Brown Findlay), and discovers that neither death nor time can stand in the way of true love. These new clips give a great look at the romantic fantasy drama’s cast of characters across time and space.
Winter’s Tale also stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt and Eva Marie Saint, Winter’s Tale opens February 14th. Hit the jump to watch the clips.
With director Jaume Collet-Serra‘s Non-Stop opening February 28th, Universal has provided us with five clips from the upcoming action/thriller. If you haven’t seen the trailer, the film takes place on a transatlantic flight where a U.S. Air Marshall (Liam Neeson) must stop a mysterious hijacker who is threatening to kill a passenger every 20 minutes until $150 million is transferred into a secret account. The film also stars Julianne Moore, Corey Stoll, Michelle Dockery, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong’O, Bar Paly, and Anson Mount.
Like most of you, I’ve love getting to watch Neeson when he gets to punch people in the face, which I suspect will be a big part of Non-Stop. I honestly can’t wait to see it. Hit the jump to watch the clips.
TriStar Pictures has released four clips from director Paul W.S. Anderson’s upcoming disaster epic Pompeii. The film stars Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) as an enslaved Celtic gladiator named Milo who falls in love with a noblewoman (Emily Browning) on the eve of a massive volcanic eruption that destroys Pompeii, an event that also brings him face-to-face with the man (Kiefer Sutherland) who slaughtered his family years earlier. If you missed any of Steve’s set visit coverage for the film, be sure to check out his full set visit report and interviews with Anderson, Harington, Sutherland, and producer Jeremy Bolt.
Hit the jump to watch the clips. The film also stars Jared Harris, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Carrie-Anne Moss, Sasha Roiz, Jessica Lucas, and Paz Vega. Pompeii opens in 3D on February 21st.
We have a clip from Best Night Ever, the new found footage comedy from Jason Friedberg and Aaron Selzer (Meet the Spartans). The clip shows stars Desiree Hall, Samantha Colburn, Eddie Ritchard, and Crista Flanagan making the most of a bachelorette party in Las Vegas: dancing at a rave, zip-lining on the strip, jumping clothed into the pool, and floating in the indoor skydiving wind tunnel.
Hit the jump to watch the clip. Best Night Ever is now in theaters.
The Weinstein Company has released four new clips from the adaptation of the Richelle Mead novel Vampire Academy. The film takes place at the titular hidden boarding school and follows Rose Hathaway (Zoey Deutch), a bodyguard for her best friend and Moroi vampire princess, Liss (Lucy Fry). The pair faces the dangers of St. Vladimir’s Academy while navigating forbidden romances and awkward social situations. Though some may have automatically written the pic off as another YA adaptation targeted at teens, it actually looks incredibly sharp and features strong pedigree in the form of Heathers screenwriter Daniel Waters and Mean Girls director Mark Waters.
Hit the jump to watch the clips. The film also stars Olga Kurylenko, Sarah Hyland, Danila Kozlovsky, Gabriel Byrne, Joely Richardson, Cameron Monaghan, Sami Gayle, Claire Foy, and Ashley Charles. Vampire Academy opens February 14th.
Summit Entertainment has released four clips from Ivan Reitman‘s upcoming sports drama Draft Day. The film stars Kevin Costner as the Cleveland Browns General Manager, who unexpectedly trades for the top overall pick in the draft, which is only 13 hours away. As the clock winds down, he must figure out how to use his prized possession while also dealing with headaches from his personal life. Clips are usually released closer to the release date, but Draft Day doesn’t open for a few more months. However, with football season winding down, Summit is giving the film a big push. In addition to these clips, they’ve also released a TV spot that will air during the Super Bowl pre-game. Whether the movie sticks in the minds of football fans by the time April rolls around remains to be seen.
Hit the jump to watch the clips. The film also stars Jennifer Garner, Denis Leary, Josh Pence, Chadwick Boseman, Sean Combs, Sam Elliott, Terry Crews, Arian Foster, Ellen Burstyn, and Frank Langella. Draft Day opens April 11th.
With directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller helming The Lego Movie, I was confident the animated film was going to be something special. But I will fully admit, the film exceeded my lofty expectations. Loaded with great animation, a fun story, humor for both kids and adults, and an insanely addictive song (Everything is Awesome) that you’ll be singing again and again, The Lego Movie is truly something special and I’m beyond confident both audiences and critics are going to fall in love with the film. If you’re not familiar with the movie, it’s been made using a mix of stop-motion and CG animation, and the pic revolves around Emmett (voiced by Chris Pratt), an ordinary construction worker who finds himself anointed “The Special”, a master builder who will lead a band of rebels to save the world from the evil President Business (Will Ferrell). The film also features the voices of Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Charlie Day, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Alison Brie, and many others.
With the film hitting theaters on February 7th, Warner Bros. has provided us with nine clips. Hit the jump to check them out. You can also click here for all our previous Lego Movie coverage which includes posters, images, trailers, and more.
In advance of its February debut, we have five clips from José Padilha’s RoboCop reboot to share with you. The new take on the Paul Verhoeven 1987 classic sees Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) taking on the title role as a cybernetically enhanced cop in 2028 Detroit.
The film also stars Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Samuel L. Jackson. RoboCop opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on February 12, 2014. Hit the jump to watch the clips.
Check out some new clips from the following Sundance films:
- A Most Wanted Man - Director Anton Corbihn’s adaptation of the John le Carré novel starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe and Robin Wright.
- The One I Love – Charlie McDowell’s dramedy starring Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, and Ted Danson.
Hit the jump to watch both clips.
With director Renny Harlin’s The Legend of Hercules opening January 10th, Summit Entertainment has provided us with four clips. Here’s the synopsis:
In the epic origin story The Legend of Hercules, Kellan Lutz stars as the mythical Greek hero – the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Through harrowing battles and gladiator-arena death matches, Hercules embarks on a legendary odyssey to overthrow the King and restore peace to the land.
The film also stars Scott Adkins, Gaia Weiss, Liam McIntyre, Liam Garrigan, Johnathon Schaech, Roxanne McKee, and Rade Serbedzija. Hit the jump to watch the clips.
New clips from two highly anticipated awards contenders that (in one way or another) revolve around the American Dream have been released. A new clip from director Martin Scorsese’s dark comedy The Wolf of Wall Street chronicles the first time that Leonardo DiCaprio’s hard-partying, drug-addicted stockbroker Jordan Belfort meets Margot Robbie’s Naomi, who eventually became Belfort’s second wife. The film opens on Christmas Day.
A new clip from director David O. Russell’s comedic drama American Hustle also focuses on a burgeoning relationship. It comes from a scene early in the film when the con artist duo of Christian Bale and Amy Adams first begin their courtship, and it nicely conveys the tone of the film. You can read Matt’s review of the film right here. American Hustle is now playing in limited release and opens nationwide tomorrow, December 20th. Hit the jump to watch both clips.
Summit has released the first clip from the adaptation of Veronica Roth‘s dystopian sci-fi novel, Divergent. Directed by Neil Burger (Limitless), Divergent is set set in a future world where people are divided into distinct factions based on their personalities. In the clip, Four (Theo James) takes off his shirt to show Tris (Shailene Woodley) his giant back tattoo, then kisses her. I don’t know the context behind the scene, but James and Woodley appear to have a nice chemistry. I will be curious to check out Divergent when it opens March 21, 2014.
For more on the movie, check out our set visit coverage. Jai Courtney, Ray Stevenson, Zoe Kravitz, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Tony Goldwyn, Ashley Judd, and Kate Winslet also star. See the clip after the jump.
For those who can’t wait for David O. Russell‘s follow-up to Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle opens on December 20. To whet your appetite, Sony has provided us with four clips and eight minutes of behind-the-scenes footage. The script by Russell and Eric Singer is based on the Abscam sting operation of the late 1970s. A con artist team (Christian Bale and Amy Adams) work with an FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) to root out political corruption. Jennifer Lawrence and Jeremy Renner also star.
American Hustle already won its first Best Picture critics’ award and the Oscar buzz is building, so it’s time to get excited. Hit the jump to watch the clips and behind-the-scenes footage.