First POWERS Trailer; Plus New York Comic-Con Panel Recap Including New Footage for the Upcoming PlayStation Series

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PlayStation’s Powers is right in the middle of shooting, but that didn’t stop the creator of the comic books, Brian Michael Bendis, as well as show stars Susan Heyward (Deena Pilgrim), Eddie Izzard (Wolfe), Noah Taylor (Johnny Royalle), Olesya Rulin (Calista) and Logan Browning (Zora) from hitting the Empire Stage at the Javits Center to discuss the show and unveil some new footage.

Not only do we have some Q&A highlights and a description of the scene screened featuring Heyward and Sharlto Copley as Christian Walker, but we’ve also got some material that you can watch yourself because PlayStation just released the very first Powers trailer.  Hit the jump to check it all out.

New PREDESTINATION Trailer Gets Time-Travel Twisty with Ethan Hawke, Noah Taylor, and Sarah Snook

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A couple of months ago, we posted the first trailer for Michael and Peter Spierig’s upcoming sci-fi film, Predestination, and through the power of time travel, another trailer is now upon us!  Ethan Hawke, who previously collaborated with the brother directors in the 2009 vampiric horror film Daybreakers, stars as the enigmatic lead in this mind-bending picture.  It’s inspired by Robert Heinlein’s short story “All You Zombies”, so if you’re familiar with the source material then you should have a fair idea of where this picture is going. Possible spoilers aside, it’s still got potential to be a taut character-driven thriller, as this new trailer suggests.

Also starring Noah Taylor and Sarah SnookPredestination opens in theaters on January 9th.  Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.

New POWERS Images Featuring Sharlto Copley, Susan Heyward, Noah Taylor, Oleysa Rulin, and Logan Browning; Trailer Debuts at New York Comic-Con

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PlayStation has released four new images from its first original series Powers.  Based on the Brian Michael Bendis comic, Powers “follows the lives of two homicide detectives, Christian Walker (Sharlto Copley) and Deena Pilgrim (Susan Heyward), who are assigned to investigate cases involving people with extraordinary abilities.”

PlayStation announced they will debut the first Powers trailer at the New York Comic-Con panel on October 11 with Bendis, Heyward, Noah Taylor, Olesya Rulin, Logan Browning, and Eddie Izzard on hand.  Hit the jump for the Powers images.

SCREAM TV Show Swaps Amy Forsyth for Bex Taylor-Klaus; SHOW ME A HERO Adds Jim Belushi; Eddie Izzard Joins POWERS

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We’ve got some TV casting news worth sharing.  Here’s what’s coming at a glance:

  • MTV’s Scream added Connor Weil, Bobby Campo and Joel Gretsch, and swapped Amy Forsyth for Bex Taylor-Klaus.
  • HBO’s Show Me A Hero added Jim Belushi, Terry Kinney and Michael Stahl-David to the cast.
  • Sony PlayStation Network’s Powers just picked up Eddie Izzard, Noah Taylor and Olesya Rulin.

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Tom Cruise Keeps Dying in Excellent New EDGE OF TOMORROW Trailer

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Fresh off this morning’s behind-the-scenes featurette, Warner Bros. has released a fantastic new Edge of Tomorrow trailer for director Doug Liman’s upcoming sci-fi actioner.  Tom Cruise plays a military officer who keeps being killed during a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race, only to wake up and relive the same day over and over again.  In order to perhaps change his fate and save humanity, he works with a Special Forces warrior (Emily Blunt) to train himself to become a better soldier.  The premise itself is fascinating enough, but this trailer shows more of the relationship between Cruise’s cowardly character and Blunt’s warrior as the two are in training, and it looks incredibly promising.  I also really like the aesthetic that Liman has settled on for the film, and the set pieces look absolutely thrilling.

Hit the jump to watch the new Edge of Tomorrow trailer.  The film also stars Bill PaxtonBrendan GleesonNoah TaylorKick GurryDragomir MrsicCharlotte RielyJonas ArmstrongFranz DramehMasayoshi Haneda, and Tony WayEdge of Tomorrow opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 6th.

New Trailer for EDGE OF TOMORROW Starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt

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Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow have released a new trailer for director Doug Liman’s (Mr. and Mrs. Smith) sci-fi actioner Edge of Tomorrow.  The film stars Tom Cruise as a military officer who is killed within minutes of a doomed combat mission to take down a hive-like alien race.  He wakes up and is forced to relive the day over and over again, but it allows him to become a better soldier, and perhaps change his fate thanks to the help of a fellow officer played by Emily Blunt.  I really like the story, but it raises an important question: Is the gravity of a character’s repeated deaths cheapened by a reliance on action?  We could be looking at a case where the set pieces overshadow a strong story, but I hope that’s not the case.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Bill Paxton, Brendan Gleeson, Noah Taylor, Kick Gurry, Dragomir Mrsic, Charlotte Riely, Jonas Armstrong, Franz Drameh, Masayoshi Haneda, and Tony WayEdge of Tomorrow opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 6th.

Full U.K. Trailer for Richard Ayoade’s THE DOUBLE Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska

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After releasing a couple of teaser trailers, StudioCanal has released the full U.K. trailer for Richard Ayoade‘s brilliant comedy-thriller The Double.  The film centers on meek office-drone Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg) who is overlooked by everyone he knows including his crush, Hannah (Mia Wasikowska).  Simon’s meager life is then upended when he meets James Simon (Jesse Eisenberg), a man who’s identical in appearance and the complete opposite in personality.  This trailer explains the plot, and perfectly nails the movie’s unique blend of humor and thrills without giving too much away.  I loved the film when I saw it at TIFF last year, I can’t wait to see it again, and hopefully this trailer will make you want to see it too.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Cathy Moriarty, Chris O’Dowd, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, and Paddy ConsidineThe Double opens in the U.K. on April 4th and in the U.S. on May 9th.

Great New Trailer for Richard Ayoade’s THE DOUBLE Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jesse Eisenberg

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One of my favorite films from TIFF 2013 was Richard Ayoade‘s The Double, and I’m going to keep raving about it until you go see it.  The film centers on meek office-drone Simon James (Jesse Eisenberg) who is overlooked by everyone he knows including his crush, Hannah (Mia Wasikowska).  Simon’s meager little life is then upended when he meets James Simon (Jesse Eisenberg), a man who’s identical in appearance and the complete opposite in personality.  The film is a bit of comic thriller, but this new trailer goes more for the creepy side of the story, which is fine.  It also highlights Erik Wilson‘s stark, haunting cinematography.  I cannot wait to see this movie again.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Cathy Moriarty, Chris O’Dowd, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, and Paddy ConsidineThe Double opens in the U.K. on April 4th and in the U.S. on May 9th.

Teaser Trailer for Richard Ayoade’s THE DOUBLE Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska

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A teaser trailer for Richard Ayoade‘s dark comedy The Double has gone online.  Jesse Eisenberg stars as a beleaguered office drone whose life is made even worse when he meets a man who shares his appearance but has the exact opposite personality.  I saw the movie at the Toronto International Film Festival and adored it.  If The Double had been released theatrically this year, it would be on my Top 10.  This teaser trailer doesn’t really show off much of the film’s stronger qualities, and it doesn’t even demonstrate the central conceit of Eisenberg’s character having a “double”.  But it does display the excellent cinematography, lets people know about the strong cast, and hints at the absurdity Eisenberg’s character has to face.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  The film also stars Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Cathy Moriarty, Chris O’Dowd, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, and Paddy ConsidineThe Double opens in the U.K. on April 4, 2014.  Magnolia Pictures will distribute the movie in the U.S., but it currently doesn’t have a release date.

First Images from Richard Ayoade’s THE DOUBLE Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Noah Taylor, and Mia Wasikowska

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Richard Ayoade‘s directorial debut Submarine was a nice little indie comedy, and now we’re finally getting a look at his follow-up, The Double.  Based on the novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the film stars Jesse Eisenberg as a government clerk whose life is destroyed after what he believes to be an exact copy of himself begins working in his office and attempts to ruin his life.  According to Empire, Ayoade’s dramedy “intends it to reflect on loneliness and our inherent need to love and be loved.”  Judging by these images, Ayoade has created a radically different look than what he brought to Submarine, and I’m eager to see the finished film.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The Double also stars Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, James Fox, and Yasmin Paige.

SUBMARINE Blu-ray Review

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For his directorial debut, Richard Ayoade chose to adapt the coming-of-age novel, Submarine by Joe Dunthorne. With his deft application of French New Wave techniques, a spot-on performance by Craig Roberts and original music by Alex Turner, the front man for “The Arctic Monkeys,” Ayoade has given us an endearingly quirky film. Submarine follows 15-year-old Oliver Tate (Roberts) as he makes plans to lose his virginity to his new girlfriend while helping his parents rekindle their romance and attempting not to be dragged underwater by the overwhelming realities of growing up. You can read Matt Goldberg’s review here and see all our previous coverage here. Hit the jump for my review of the Submarine Blu-ray.

U.S. Trailer for SUBMARINE

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The domestic trailer for Richard Ayoade’s Submarine has gone online.  It’s not a bad trailer, but it could do a better job of playing up the film’s humor and warmth.  But instead of conveying the movie’s charm, the trailer makes us patiently await the criticism from advocacy groups deriding the use of a character saying that another character looks “mentally retarded”.  The faults of this latest trailer aside, I enjoyed the film when I saw it at Sundance and I strongly encourage you to check it out.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  Submarine stars Craig Roberts, Paddy Considine, Noah Taylor, Sally Hawkins, and Yasmin Paige.  The film opens June 3rd.

UK Trailer for SUBMARINE

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The first trailer for Submarine has gone online.  I caught the film at Sundance and thought it was delightful debut for writer-director Richard Ayoade.  While the trailer presents the film as slightly twee and reminiscent of Wes Anderson, it still does a good job of selling the film’s humor without spoiling too many of the jokes.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  Submarine stars Paddy Considine, Noah Taylor, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts, and Yasmin Paige.  The film opens in the UK on March 18th.  There’s currently no release date set for the U.S. but The Weinstein Company will handle North American distribution.

Sundance 2011: SUBMARINE Review

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Richard Ayoade’s Submarine is like an indie version of last year’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.  Both movies are coming-of-age stories that center on a lead character who views his world through the lens of his interests.  But whereas Scott sees the world in shades of videogames and pop culture, Submarine’s eccentric protagonist, 15-year-old Oliver Tate, brings a French New Wave and erudite nature to his world view.  The film wisely grounds its lead character by having him grapple with simple but relatable problems: he doesn’t know how to be a good boyfriend and his parents’ marriage is disintegrating due in part to his mom’s old flame moving in next door.  Ayoade brings an enchanting and delightful visual style to his debut feature and compliments it with an impressive score and strong performances.  While Submarine may not break any new ground or leave your head spinning, it’s a grand announcement that Ayoade is a director you’ll need to keep on your radar.

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