Meet Fish, Shoe, Oilcan and Sparky in 4 Brand New THE BOXTROLLS Character Posters

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You’ll probably pick up on this soon enough, but I’ve got a major thing for super cute animated creatures.  (Perhaps the result of growing up with pets?)  The “They’ve Got the Whole World in Their Hands” trailer for The Boxtrolls is easily one of the best of 2013 and since, every single thing we’ve seen from the movie’s promotional campaign suggests that it’s got some serious potential, largely due to the detail and expressivity of those incredibly novel and charming creatures – and now we get to take an even closer look at four of them.

With The Boxtrolls due to have a rather big presence at Comic-Con, Focus Features has unveiled four character posters each featuring a different boxtroll as he packs for San Diego.  Hit the jump to check out the Boxtrolls character posters for Fish, Shoe, Oilcan and Sparky as well as all of the details on what they’ve got going on at Comic-Con.  The Boxtrolls arrives in theaters on September 26th and features the voices of Isaac Hempstead WrightElle FanningBen Kingsley, Toni ColletteNick FrostSimon PeggRichard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, and Jared Harris.

New GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Posters Focus on Villains Ronan, Nebula, and Korath

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Following yesterday’s Guardians of the Galaxy posters for supporting characters, Marvel has now turned their attention to the film’s villains.  The studio has now released character posters for Ronan (Lee Pace), Nebula (Karen Gillan), and Korath (Djimon Hounson).  I’ve enjoyed all these character posters because they’re bright, colorful, and don’t fill the image with sparks and debris.  It looks like we now have all of the character posters except Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.  If we do get one for him, I hope it’s based off this image.

Hit the jump to check out the new Guardians of the Galaxy posters.  The film also stars Chris Pratt, Zoe SaldanaDave Bautista, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, John C. Reilly, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin DieselGuardians of the Galaxy opens in 3D on August 1st.

LAGGIES Trailer: Keira Knightley Runs from Adulthood with Chloe Grace Moretz in Tow

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A24 Films has released the first Laggies trailer for director Lynn Shelton’s (Your Sister’s Sister) coming-of-age comedy.  The film stars Keira Knightley as Megan, a 28-year-old woman who, being unable to cope with the pressures of adulthood when her longtime boyfriend proposes, runs off and befriends a 16-year-old named Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz).  I caught the film at Sundance and despite charming performances from Knightley and Sam Rockwell as Annika’s father, unfortunately the pic is pretty forgettable.  Though the film begins strong, it becomes quite frustrating as Megan’s actions grow more implausible and irresponsible.  This trailer does a fine job of conveying the tone and direction of the pic, so you should be able to gauge your interest accordingly.

Hit the jump to watch the Laggies trailer and to check out a teaser poster, and click here to read Matt’s review.  The film also stars Mark Webber, Jeff Garlin, Gretchen Mol, and Kaitlyn DeverLaggies opens in limited release on October 24th.

PUMP Trailer and Poster Aim to Break Our Oil Addiction

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Our dependence on oil is obviously a politically touchy subject (personally I like keeping the planet as clean as possible and my wallet full without depending on a non-renewable resource) but, as fans of both cinema and Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk, we have decided to share both the Pump trailer and poster with you.  The documentary on alternative fuel and vehicles comes from directors Joshua Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell, who previously helmed the Sundance award-winning film Fuel.

The film stars Musk along with John Hofmeister (Founder and CEO at Citizens for Affordable Energy) and Luiz Inácio da Silva (Brazil’s president from 2003-2011). Hit the jump for the Pump trailer and poster.

HORNS Trailer and Poster: Is Daniel Radcliffe the Devil?

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The first Horns trailer and poster have arrived for director Alexandre Aja’s (The Hills Have Eyes) adaptation of the Joe Hill novel.  The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as Ig Perrish, the main suspect in the rape and murder of his girlfriend (Juno Temple).  He wakes one morning to find horns growing from his head, appendages that have the ability to force confessions from strangers, which aid him in his quest to find the real killer and exact his revenge.  RADiUS-TWC is bringing the pic to Comic-Con next week, and it’s not hard to see why.  There’s an obvious genre bent here, but I’m really curious to see how Radcliffe fills the lead role.  We don’t see much of his performance in this teaser trailer, but hopefully we’ll find out more during the film’s Hall H panel next Friday.

Hit the jump to check out the first Horns trailer and poster, and be sure to check out Steve’s video interviews with Radcliffe & Temple and Aja from TIFF.  The film also stars Max Minghella, James Remar, Joe Anderson, and Kelli GarnerHorns opens in theaters and on VOD this Halloween.

STARRED UP: Check out the Trailer and Poster for the Prison Drama Starring Jack O’Connell and Ben Mendelsohn

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Tribeca film has released the Starred Up trailer and poster.  The drama centers on Eric (Jack O’Connell), a 19-year-old who has been in the prison system most of his life, but is now incarcerated in a penitentiary for adults.  Once inside, he must confront his violent tendencies and a renewed relationship with his estranged father (Ben Menedelsohn).  I really liked the film when I saw it at TIFF, and this trailer does a good job of highlighting O’Connell’s excellent performance without giving away too much of the plot.  This is definitely an indie to keep on your radar when it’s released next month.

Hit the jump to check out the Starred Up trailer and poster.  The film hits iTunes on August 26th and will be released in theaters on August 29th.  Starred Up also stars Rupert Friend.

THE KNICK Posters Remind Us that Things Aren’t What They Used to Be

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Cinemax has released a slew of The Knick posters online.  Steven Soderbergh‘s 10-episode series takes place in New York in 1900 and stars Clive Owen as a surgeon at Knickerbocker Hospital during an era in which antibiotics did not exist, medical procedures were extremely dangerous, and the mortality rates were insanely high.  These character posters remind us that everything was basically terrible, and we should be grateful that we don’t live in the early 20th century because if the ailment didn’t kill us, the treatment probably would.

Hit the jump to check out The Knick posters.  The series also stars André Holland, Eve Hewson, Juliet Rylance, Jeremy Bobb, Michael Angarano, Chris Sullivan, Cara Seymour, Eric Johnson, David Fierro, Maya Kazan, Leon Addison Brown, and Matt Frewer.  The Knick premieres Friday, August 8th at 10pm/9c.

THE PURGE: ANARCHY: 7 New Posters Celebrate America’s Disturbing Future Holiday

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Universal has released seven new The Purge: Anarchy posters online.  If the movie had been released for the July 4th weekend, it would be a very sly and perhaps too abrasive commentary on our nation.  The sequel takes place in a dystopian future where employment and crime are low, but for 12 hours every year all social services are suspended, and all crime is legal.  The first film had trouble deciding if it was an action film or a home-invasion thriller, but as you can see from the trailer, the follow-up is secure in being a straight action flick.  It also looks damn good.

Hit the jump to check out The Purge: Anarchy posters.  he film stars Frank Grillo, Zoë Soul, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez, and Michael K. WilliamsThe Purge: Anarchy opens in theaters on July 18th.

THE KILLING Season 4 Trailer and Poster: Linden and Holder Face Serious Consequences in the Crime Drama’s Final Season

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Somewhat impossibly, Netflix has released the first The Killing season 4 trailer as well as a new poster.  The crime drama debuted on AMC in 2011 to solid reviews and ratings, but fans turned on the series when the story was stretched thin and the central mystery wasn’t solved until the end of the second season.  The show was cancelled, then AMC changed its mind and moved forward with season three.  The ratings continued to decline despite a creative upswing, and AMC subsequently cancelled the series again.  Enter Netflix, which then picked up the series for a fourth and final season consisting of six episodes, and we now have our first look at the show’s conclusion.  Season four picks up minutes after the season three finale, and sees Detectives Linden (Mireille Enos) and Holder (Joel Kinnaman) dealing with the aftermath of their decision while also working a new murder case involving an all-boys military academy, headed by Joan Allen’s Colonel Margaret Rayne.  Despite my frustration at some of the show’s weaker aspects, I’m curious to see how it all wraps up in these concluding episodes.

Hit the jump to check out the first The Killing season 4 trailer, as well as a debut poster.  The fourth season streams exclusively on Netflix starting August 1st.

THE ZERO THEOREM Teaser Poster Banned in the US

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Remember the “scandal” a few weeks back over the poster of Eva Green from Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame to Kill For?  Well, it seems the MPAA hasn’t learned from their silly mistakes as they have now banned the teaser poster for Terry Gilliam’s The Zero Theorem.  The film, which has already played around the world and throughout the festival circuit, does not currently have a US release date, so perhaps this bit of censorship will help to get the word out.

The Zero Theorem stars Christoph Waltz as Qohen Leth, a computer hacker who searches for the meaning of life while being distracted by Management, a shadowy figure from an Orwellian corporation; Melanie ThierryTilda Swinton, and David Thewlis also star.  Hit the jump for the incredibly offensive and tasteless poster.

Exclusive DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES Poster by Artist Janee Meadows

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With director Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes opening July 11th, 20th Century Fox is letting us premiere a very cool new poster by artist Janee Meadows.  Filled with the characters and scenes from the film, the poster is very Mondo-esque and it’s the type of artwork I’d hang on my wall.

Also, like I said the other day in my Dawn mini-review, I’m beyond impressed by what Reeves managed to accomplish in a huge budget studio film.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes isn’t some empty spectacle designed to sell toys and popcorn; it’s a film about family and the choices you make when there is no easy decision.  It’s loaded with the kinds of things you almost never see in a summer movie.  Dawn is also the rare film that tells a complete story but also opens the door for another sequel.  As I said, Reeves has hit a massive home-run with this film and I truly hope audiences and critics embrace this special movie.  Hit the jump to check out our exclusive Dawn of the Planet of the Apes poster.  Dawn of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy SerkisJason ClarkeKeri RussellGary OldmanKodi Smit-McPhee, Toby KebbelKirk AcevedoEnrique Murciano, and Judy Greer.

Channing Tatum Gets Intense in New FOXCATCHER Poster

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Sony Pictures Classics has released a new Foxcatcher poster for director Bennett Miller’s (Moneyball) highly anticipated drama.  The film tells the true story of Olympic Wrestling Champion brothers Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and Dave Schultz (Mark Ruffalo), and their troubled relationship with eccentric millionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell).  The excellent debut trailer promised a dark, introspective portrait of the central relationship, and subsequent reviews out of the film’s Cannes premiere were ecstatic.  While the praise for Carell’s performance was somewhat expected, many also singled out Tatum for his work in the film, putting him on track for potential awards recognition.  It’s still too early to tell if he’ll make it all the way to Oscar, but this new teaser poster puts Tatum front and center in heavy make-up.  This one is towards the top of my most anticipated list for the remainder of the year.

Hit the jump to take a look at the new Foxcatcher poster.  The film also stars Sienna Miller, Vanessa Redgrave, and Anthony Michael HallFoxcatcher opens in theaters on November 14th.

LIFE AFTER BETH Trailer and Posters: Dane DeHaan Tries to Keep Love Alive with a Dead Aubrey Plaza

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A24 has released the Life After Beth trailer online along with a couple of posters.  The movie follows a young man (Dane DeHaan) whose girlfriend (Aubrey Plaza) comes back from the dead, but now has an appetite for human flesh.  Even though I heard mixed things about the movie after it premiered at Sundance, this trailer makes it look delightfully weird and darkly comic.  I really like the cast, and I hope that I’m more positive on the movie than my peers.

Hit the jump to check out the Life After Beth trailer and posters.  The film also stars John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, Paul Reiser, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Anna KendrickLife After Beth will premiere on DirecTV on July 17th before opening in theaters on August 15th.  Click here to read Adam’s interview with DeHaan and Plaza and writer/director Jeff Baena.

New THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 Trailer: Peeta Stands alongside President Snow in a Message to the Districts

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Lionsgate has released a new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 teaser trailer.  In the penultimate chapter, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) leads a revolution through the districts to rescue Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), and bring down President Snow (Donald Sutherland) once and for all.  I’m not sure any of this trailer will appear in the actual movie, but it does deliver not only Snow’s none-too-subtle hint that any rebellion will be violently snuffed out, but it also Peeta standing alongside the evil leader.  This is probably intriguing to those who haven’t read the books, and were wondering what happened to Peeta following the events of Catching Fire.

Hit the jump to check out the new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 teaser trailer.  I’m curious if Lionsgate will follow the same strategy as they did last year, and release a full trailer at Comic-Con in July.  The film opens November 21st, and also stars Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, and Julianne Moore.

THE CONGRESS Reveals 5 New Images and Poster from Ari Folman’s Adaptation Starring Robin Wright

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There’s every chance that writer-director Ari Folman’s adaptation of The Congress has flown under your radar, so these new images and official poster serve to remind you that it’s worth your attention.  Though it appears to stray far from Stanislaw Lem’s source novel, the premise is still mind-bending in just how engaging it is.  The plot centers on Robin Wright, playing a heightened version of herself, who decides to sell her very essence to a movie studio in the form of a digital persona.  The lucrative deal allows her to pay for her son’s medical treatment, but also opens the door to a strange world in which her digital self is far more famous than she could ever have hoped to be.  

Also starring Kodi Smit-McPheeJon HammDanny Huston, Harvey Keitel, and Paul Giamatti, Drafthouse Films will release The Congress on iTunes/On Demand July 15th; in select theaters August 29th; and in NY September 5th.  Take a look at the film’s trailer here, read up on Matt’s review of the film, and then hit the jump to take in the new images and poster.

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