Terror Abounds in New THE WOMAN IN BLACK 2 ANGEL OF DEATH Trailer, Plus New Images

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The official U.S. trailer for The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death has been released.  Directed by Tom Harper, the horror sequel takes place 40 years after the events of the first film, during the London bombings of World War II, and revolves around a pair of schoolteachers (Phoebe Fox and Helen McCrory) who lead a group of children in evacuation to the abandoned Eel Marsh House.  I’m a sucker for UK-set horror films, so I found this trailer to be quiet effective.  The gloomy atmosphere bleeds through the screen, and there are more than a couple of successful jump scares.

Check out the new The Woman in Black 2 trailer after the jump along with some new images and the poster.  The film also stars Jeremy Irvine and opens in theaters on January 2, 2015.

THE COLOR OF TIME Trailer and Poster: James Franco, Jessica Chastain, Mila Kunis, and More Go through the Life of Poet C.K. Williams

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Starz Digital Media has released The Color of Time trailer and poster.  We last reported on this film over two years ago, and at the time it looked like it was an adaptation of the poetry of Pulitzer Prize-winner C.K. Williams, but as this new trailer and synopsis explain, it’s really more of a biopic.  The plot has Williams (James Franco) preparing for a reading in New York City, but he’s haunted by memories from his past.  The Color of Time has the hook of being handled by 12 directors, and the cast also includes Mila KunisJessica Chastain, Zach Braff, Henry Hopper, and Bruce Campbell.  However, looking at this trailer, it seems like the ensemble of directors really wanted to make The Tree of Life minus dinosaurs.

Hit the jump to check out The Color of Time trailer and poster.  The film will be available for early digital download on December 2nd, On Demand and on iTunes on December 9th, and in theaters on December 12th.

EW Cover Offers a First Look at PITCH PERFECT 2 with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Brittany Snow; First Poster Released

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Get your aca-puns ready, folks, because it’s time to start getting really excited for Pitch Perfect 2.  A first look at the sequel has been unveiled as part of this week’s EW cover, which features returning stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Brittany SnowPitch Perfect actress/executive producer Elizabeth Banks steps into the director’s chair this time around, taking over from the first film’s Jason Moore and making her feature directorial debut in the process.  Plot details for the follow-up are still unknown at this time, but as a big fan of the first movie I’m really looking forward to this sequel.  Kay Cannon (30 Rock) returned to pen the script so hopefully it’s able to maintain sharp tone of the first feature while expanding the scope, as sequels are wont to do.

Check out the first look at Pitch Perfect 2 after the jump, including the cover image and other photos.  The film also stars Skylar Astin, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna CampKatey Segal, Adam Devine, and of course Banks.  Pitch Perfect 2 opens in theaters on May 15, 2015. [Update: We've added the first poster for the film.  Additionally, Universal Pictures has announced that the trailer will be released tomorrow.]

New CINDERELLA Trailer, Poster, and Images: Disney Classic Comes to Live-Action with Lily James, Richard Madden, and Cate Blanchett

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Disney has released a new Cinderella trailer and poster along with new images for director Kenneth Branagh’s live-action iteration of the classic story.  The movie is the traditional rags-to-riches story we know with a few twists like Cinderella (Lily James) meeting the prince (Richard Madden) before knowing he’s a prince, and the fairy godmother (Helena Bonham Carter) appearing in the guise of an old, beggar woman.  But the nefarious evil stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and wicked stepsisters (Sophie McShera and Holliday Granger) are still in place.  It looks like Branagh has stayed incredibly faithful to the 1950 Disney animated film, and this trailer is basically a condensed, live-action version of that entire movie.  I guess if you’re more into flesh-and-blood actors combined with lots of CG, then this will be the Cinderella for you.

Hit the jump to watch the new Cinderella trailer, poster, and images.  The film also stars Nonso AnozieDerek Jacobi, and Stellan Skarsgard, and opens in theaters on March 13, 2015.

THE DUFF Trailer and Poster Set Out to Obliterate Body Image Progress

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That headline is half in jest, since I actually think there’s a chance that The Duff has its heart in the right place.  It’s just that the execution of that intent, so far, is a bit confounding.  First, star Mae Whitman is neither ugly or fat.  But I’m not worried about her.  She’s an adult and likely knows that she’s not ugly or fat.  But what do little girls think of themselves when they see Whitman, who is more than conventionally attractive, positioned that way?  When they look and the mirror don’t feel like they can even measure up to Hollywood’s standards of “ugly” and “fat?”  All of this is hammered home by the vaguely predatory tagline, “if you don’t know who it is, then it’s probably you.”  I’m sure there’s some redemption in the film itself.  It looks to have good performances for what looks essentially like a more specific, current version of Mean Girls.  It looks well made.  I just feel like its positioning itself in a clunky, potentially harmful manner.

Hi the jump for The Duff trailer and poster.  The film also stars Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos, Skyler Samuels, Nick Eversman, Alison Janney, Romany Malco and Ken Jeong.  It was directed by Ari Sandel from a script by Josh Cagan and opens in theaters next year.

New INSIDE OUT Character Posters Devote Emotional Energy to Joy, Fear, Disgust, and Anger

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Yesterday, we got an Inside Out character poster for the emotion Sadness (Phyllis Smith), and now we have the rest of the main cast—Fear (Bill Hader), Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling), and Anger (Lewis Black).  These five emotions guide the mind of 11-year-old Riley Anderson, who must struggle with moving to a new city and a new school.  This struggle forces Joy and Sadness away from the control panel and into the far, unfamiliar reaches of her mind.  Even though we’re getting new posters, I doubt we’ll see a new trailer before the end of the year since the teaser debuted only a month and a half ago.

Hit the jump to check out the Inside Out character posters.  Pixar’s upcoming film opens in 3D on June 19, 2015.

SON OF A GUN Trailer and Poster: Ewan McGregor and Brenton Thwaites Get into a Criminal Partnership and Have a Falling Out

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A24 has released the Son of a Gun trailer and poster.  The Australian thriller follows JR (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who becomes the apprentice of a calculating crime boss (Ewan McGregor) when they bond on a prison break, but their relationship becomes jeopardized over a heist and a woman (Alicia Vikander).  I was somewhat interested in the film, but this trailer saved me the time because it doesn’t play like a trailer as much as a condensed version of the entire movie.  It’s almost impressive to see all three acts play out in the span of less than two minutes.

Hit the jump to check out the Son of a Gun trailer and poster.  The film hits DirecTV on December 11th and will be in theaters in mid-January 2015.

PROJECT ALMANAC Trailer and Poster: The Time Travel Genre Gets the Found Footage Treatment

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Paramount Pictures has released a new Project Almanac trailer and poster for director Dean Israelite’s upcoming time travel film.  Formerly titled Welcome to Yesterday, the story revolves around a group of teens who construct a working time machine and are faced with unexpected complications.  Even though this film has been delayed for a while, it looks really good.  The jokes in the trailer are funny, and then when it gets serious, the stakes are high.  The buzz on the movie is positive, and it could end up being the next Chronicle (i.e. it’s all fun and games until teenagers irresponsibly use their awesome power).

Check out the new Project Almanac trailer and poster after the jump, and click here to read Perri’s initial report from the set.  The film stars Jonny Weston, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Amy Landecker, and Virginia GardnerProject Almanac opens in theaters on January 30, 2015.

7 New NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB Character Posters Use the Title Six Different Ways

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20th Century Fox has released seven new Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb character posters.  After saving the day (or night) at the Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian, security guard Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is off to the British Museum in London where he hopes to uncover more secrets about the mysterious tablet that brings the museum figures to life.  These posters all find a way to incorporate “Night” into the tagline except the one featuring Attila the Hun.  I like to think about the tagline copywriters burning the midnight oil, rolling up their shirt sleeves, chain smoking, crumpling up sheets of papers, and getting into shouting matches because they couldn’t figure out how to make a play on words with “hun” and “night”.  Then they gave up and cried themselves to sleep.

Hit the jump to check out the Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb character posters.  The film opens November 19th, and also stars Robin Williams, Dan Stevens, Ben KingsleyRicky GervaisRami MalekSteve CooganOwen Wilson, Rebel WilsonPatrick GallagherMizuo PeckBill CobbsDick Van Dyke, and Mickey Rooney.

First INSIDE OUT Character Poster and Video Belong to Sadness

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Following a somewhat disappointing teaser trailer for Inside Out that basically just reiterated Pixar’s past accomplishments, the studio has now released what will presumably be the first of five character posters and videos for the movie.  The story focuses on a group of emotions— Fear (Bill Hader), Sadness (Phyllis Smith), Joy (Amy Poehler), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Anger (Lewis Black)—that guide the life of an 11-year-old girl, Riley Anderson.  The first Inside Out character poster and video belongs to Sadness, and each emotion will get the same treatment daily throughout the week (tomorrow is Disgust).

Hit the jump to check out the Inside Out poster and video for Sadness, and to learn what Smith had to say about her character.  Inside Out opens in 3D on June 19, 2015.

New Paul Thomas Anderson-Cut INHERENT VICE Trailer Teases a London Screening This Wednesday

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A new Inherent Vice trailer has landed online thanks to a bit of promotion for an upcoming screening of the film at the Prince Charles Cinema in London on Wednesday, November 19th.  The trailer has some new footage, but most notably it was apparently put together by writer/director Paul Thomas Anderson himself.  While the picture received a bit of a befuddled response after its premiere at the New York Film Festival, its unveiling at AFI Fest last week enjoyed a much warmer reception.  Perhaps going into the film knowing that it’s a semi-nonsensical journey makes for a better viewing experience.  Whatever the case, I’m still really, really looking forward to this one, and this short new trailer is a delight.

Check out the new Inherent Vice trailer after the jump along with a new poster, click here for tickets to the London screening, and click here to read Perri’s review from NYFF.  The film stars Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen WilsonKatherine WaterstonReese WitherspoonBenicio Del ToroMartin ShortJena Malone, and Joanna Newsom.  Inherent Vice opens in limited release on December 12th and expands everywhere on January 9th.

THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 TV Spot: Beetee Sends a Message to Peeta via Mazda; Plus New WK Interact Poster

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The Lionsgate marketing team really knows what they’re doing when it comes to interactive and immersive promotional techniques.  We got those two President Snow (Donald Sutherland) addresses at the beginning of the campaign, there’s also the District Heroes Collection posters, there’s that Our Leader the Mockingjay app that lets you (fake) spray-paint a Mockingjay or District 13 logo on buildings, walls or anything else you see, and now we’ve got a brand new TV spot that also aims to blur reality and fiction.

I’m not going to spoil the surprise, but check out a new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 TV spot after the jump.  It’s a little jarring, but it’s definitely a clever double marketing strategy.  We’ve also got another Mockingjay – Part 1 poster from WK Interact to share as well.  The third installment of the Hunger Games film franchise arrives in theaters on November 21st and stars Jennifer LawrenceJosh HutchersonLiam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley TucciJena Malone and Julianne Moore.

Exclusive Look at Laurent Durieux’s THE GODFATHER Print for Odd City; On Sale November 17th

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We here at Collider are happy to give you an exclusive early look at artist Laurent Durieux’s limited edition screen print for one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather.  The print was created for Odd City and will be on sale in three versions starting Monday, November 17th around 11am CST.  There’s the regular edition, which goes for $65, the variant edition for $100, and a wood edition for $300 with a limited run of 50.  A limited number of each version is available so you’ll have to act fast to get one of these on your hands, and after getting a look at the poster you’ll no doubt want to.  Take a look at both the regular and variant editions of the poster after the jump.

Exclusive THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT Poster Finds Jeremy Irvine Wrestling with the Violence of the Past

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We have an exclusive poster to debut today for director David Burris’ adaptation of the Ron Rash novel The World Made Straight.  The film takes place in a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre and stars Jeremy Irvine (War Horse) as a young man who finds himself caught between the violence of the past and the evils of the present.  Fallen Skies star and E.R. alum Noah Wyle also stars in the film alongside Haley Joel Osment, Minka Kelly, Adelaide Clements, and Steve Earle, and this poster hints at the dangerous nature of the Appalachian community that affects the ensemble.

Check out the World Made Straight poster after the jump.  The dramatic thriller opens in theaters and VOD on January 9, 2015.

New MORTDECAI Trailer and Poster: Johnny Depp Attempts to Save the World for Queen, Country, Travel and Living Expenses, and Reasonable Overhead

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Lionsgage has released a new Mortdecai trailer and poster, and I continue to be charmed by this film.  The film stars Johnny Depp as the roguish Charlie Mortdecai, an art dealer who finds himself in a race to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain the code to a lost bank account filled with Nazi gold.  This new trailer also fills us in on the supporting characters including Mortdecai’s wife (Gwyneth Paltrow), handler (Ewan McGregor), Jock Strapp (Paul Bettany, and yes, the character name is a bit much), and a potential mistress (Olivia Munn).  I know Depp has gone from being an exciting actor to self-parody, but he looks like he’s having a blast with the character, and hopefully that enthusiasm will carry over to the rest of the picture.

Hit the jump to check out the new Mortdecai trailer and poster.  The film opens January 23, 2015, and also stars Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Goldblum, and Oliver Platt.

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