AMC Unveils First BETTER CALL SAUL Poster and New Teaser

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It kind of feels like Breaking Bad only just came to an end a few months ago, so it’s hard to believe that the spinoff series Better Call Saul is set to debut in less than two months.  We’ve seen a number of brief video teasers for the Bob Odenkirk-fronted series, but today AMC unveiled the first Better Call Saul poster, which actually might give us a pretty good indication of the show’s tone.  While creator Peter Gould and executive producer Vince Gilligan (the creator of Breaking Bad) initially envisioned Better Call Saul as a half-hour comedy series, the concept evolved throughout development to a one-hour series that Odenkirk describes as “85% drama, 15% comedy.”  Whatever the final tone may be, I’m incredibly curious to see if Gilligan and Gould can succeed in spinning off one of the best shows of all time.

Check out the Better Call Saul poster after the jump along with another new brief teaser video.  The two-night series premiere begins on February 8th at 10/9c.

Taylor Lautner Becomes a Parkour Master In This TRACERS Trailer and Poster

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I don’t think I’m quite the intended audience for this Tracers trailer.  In a way, it pleasantly remains me of some of those action capers from the 80′s that would latch onto emerging sports or fads in search of an identity.  But I’m just probably too old to really invest in Taylor Lautner jumping on and off things for 90 minutes as he battles with the ethical issues inherent in being one of the world’s more athletic thieves.  But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch the trailer!  Chances are you’ll be entertained whether or not you end up with a desire to see the movie.

Hit the jump for the Tracers trailer and poster.  The film was directed by Daniel Benmayor (The Manhunt) and written by Leslie Bohem, Matt Johnson, Kevin Lund and T.J. Scott.  Marie Avgeropoulos, Rafi Gavron and Adam Rayner also star.  The film currently does not have a U.S. release date but opens in several European markets this spring.

New TAKEN 3 Clip Starring Liam Neeson and Forest Whitaker; Plus New Poster

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20th Century Fox just released a new Taken 3 clip from Olivier Megaton‘s action sequel starring Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills, an ex-CIA operative and all-around badass whose family has really had a rough time these last few years.  By now we know all about Mills’ “particular set of skills,” but it seems Franck Dotzler (Forest Whitaker) doesn’t quite know what he’s up against yet.  Hit the jump to check out the clip and to take a look at the new poster.  The film opens in theaters on January 9, 2015.

Check Out the Official Synopses for AGENT CARTER Episodes 1 and 2; Plus New Poster

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We’ve had that lengthy official synopsis for Marvel’s Agent Carter for well over a month now, but how about getting a better sense of what’s coming in episodes 1 and 2 specifically?  Marvel just unveiled the synopses for the first two episodes of the season titled “Now is Not the End” and “Bridge and Tunnel,” respectively.

Hit the jump to read both and to check out a brand new poster for the show as well.  Agent Carter is set to kick off on January 6, 2015 on ABC.  It stars Hayley Atwell, Chad Michael Murray, Enver Gjokaj, James D’Arcy and Shea Whigham.

Exclusive R100 Poster Depicts Dominatrix Fantasy Too Hardcore for Mortal Men; Trailer Backs It Up

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Damn.  We’ve got an exclusive poster for the new Drafthouse Films release R100 that makes a lot of promises that might be hard to fulfill.  At least that’s what I thought until I saw the trailer, which indeed does feature a lot of whipping, punching, slapping, choking, kicking and beating.  This movie looks out of its mind in the best of ways.  I can only hope that the central protagonist, played by Nao Ohmori from Ichi the Killer, finds the pleasure he’s seeking behind whatever pain thresholds he’s made to endure.  Also, the movie looks really funny.

R100 was directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto and hits Drafthouse theaters and VOD on Friday, January 23rd.  Hit the jump for the exclusive poster and to be introduced to the equally bold trailer.  The film’s title is a play on the Japanese rating system, their NC-17 equivalent is R18, so you can see where this is heading.  The trailer and poster are mildly NSFW

New HOT TUB TIME MACHINE 2 Trailer Travels to the Future, the Past, the Way Past, and Everything in Between; Plus New Poster

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Paramount just released a new(ish) Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer for director Steve Pink‘s  comedy sequel.  The film reunites Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, and Chevy Chase, with the addition of Adam Scott and Gillian Jacobs.  As someone who was drawn to the first film for John Cusack I was skeptical about the sequel in light of his absence, but Adam Scott looks to have wonderful chemistry with the returning cast, and more Gillian Jacobs is always a good thing.  The new trailer is very similar to the red-band trailer we got a few months ago, just cleaned up a bit with a couple new gags, but most importantly it’s still really funny.  I dug the first movie a lot and love that they’re going no-holds-barred with the concept for the sequel.  It should be a lot of fun to watch this band of buffoons gallivant their way through time.

Check out the new Hot Tub Time Machine 2 trailer and a new poster after the jump.  The film opens February 20th, 2015.

THE WALK Trailer Has Joseph Gordon-Levitt Looking to Cross the Twin Towers in Robert Zemeckis’ Upcoming Drama

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Sony Pictures has released the first The Walk trailer and poster.  Robert Zemeckis‘ film is based on the true story of the illegal 1974 tightrope walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center by high-wire walker Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt).  This trailer really functions more like an announcement.  If you don’t know about the film, you’ll be intrigued, but choosing to release the first trailer now when the movie is almost a year a way is basically saying, “See you in the awards hunt next year, kids!”  That’s not to say it will be a bad movie, and at the very least, the dizzying heights will probably be worth the IMAX 3D ticket.

Hit the jump to check out The Walk trailer and poster.  The film also stars Charlotte Le Bon, Ben Kingsley, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Clément Sibony and César DomboyThe Walk opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on October 2, 2015.

WHITE GOD Trailer and Poster Make For a Beautiful Apocalypse… If You’re a Dog Lover

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This White God trailer is amazing.  When you work for a website you sometimes get more emails than you can realistically process in a timely manner.  Early this morning I got a link for this clip in my inbox but neglected to look at it.  My bad.  You think this is just going to be a dour art film and you think the dog is going to die in the beginning of the trailer just to prove that this movie is serious about being a dour art film, but that’s not at all what happens.  Instead, we get something like The Uncanny meets Rocky.  A triumphant, justified tale of an animal uprising.

Hit the jump to check out the White God trailer.  The film was directed by Kornél Mundruczó and was written by Mundruczó along with Viktória Petrányi and Kata Wéber. Zsofia Psotta, Sandor Zsoter, Szabolcs Thuroczy, Lili Monori, Laszlo Galffi and Lili Horvath star.  White God will hit theaters courtesy Magnolia on March 27th, 2015.

First TERMINATOR: GENISYS Trailer and New Poster Reboot a Franchise and Resurrect Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Paramount has released the first Terminator Genisys trailer for director Alan Taylor‘s (Thor: The Dark World) new entry in the franchise. The story begins just like the original, as future John Connor (Jason Clarke) in a war-ravaged 2029 sends his loyal soldier, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to save his mother (Emilia Clarke) from a Terminator programmed to kill her.  What he finds on the other side, however, is not what he expected.  Indeed, this debut trailer follows this same trajectory, as it begins as a simple remake of The Terminator that shows more of the future-set side of the story before jumping into a very different 1984.  There’s not really anything too blatantly offensive or bad in this trailer, but the whole thing just feels very ho-hum.  I’m not really getting the sense that this new story is particularly compelling or even all that interesting, and even the big action money shots are sorta “Oh yeah, some CG effects.  Neat.”  I’d like nothing more than to be pleasantly surprised, but this introduction to Genisys isn’t particularly promising.

Hit the jump to watch the first Terminator Genisys trailer and to check out a new poster. The film also stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matt Smith, Byung-hun Lee, Dayo Okeniyi, Courtney B. Vance, and J.K. Simmons. Terminator Genisys opens in theaters on July 1, 2015.

Bond 24 Officially Titled SPECTRE; Teaser Poster Revealed; Christoph Waltz, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, and More Join Cast

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Sony Pictures held a press conference this morning to announce that the new James Bond title would be Spectre.  The name stands for SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion (“Here at Spectre, our very name says how evil we are and we don’t give a fuck,”), and is notorious criminal organization led by mastermind, Ernest Blofeld.  The conference this morning confirms that Christoph Waltz is on board, but the official Bond Twitter feed says he’s playing a character named “Oberhauser”, not Blofeld as previously suspected (although this could just be an unnecessary head-fake).The conference also confirmed that Lea Seydoux and Dave Bautista were on board.  Seydoux will play Madeleine Swann while Bautista is set as Mr. Hinx (who could be a villain in the mold of Oddjob).  Additionally, new cast members will include Andrew Scott (who played Moriarty on Sherlock) as Denbigh and Monica Bellucci as Lucia Sciarra.  Since earlier reports said Seydoux would play a femme fatale, I assume Bellucci is playing the new Bond Girl (and my word, what a get for a Bond Girl if that’s her role).

Hit the jump for more on Spectre including the teaser poster, Bond’s new ride, shooting locations, and video of the announcement.  Returning cast members include Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, and Rory Kinnear.  The film opens in the U.S. on November 6th.

First WILD CARD Image, Poster, and International Trailer for Simon West’s New Action-Thriller Starring Jason Statham and from Screenwriter William Goldman

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Along with a U.K. poster and French trailer, Lionsgate has released the first Wild Card image online, and it could easily be from just about any other Jason Statham action-thriller.  That’s how much his movies blend together, although this one is particularly amusing in that his character’s name is Nick Wild.  That puts it one step above his previous action films that could have been improved by naming the characters Jerry Mechanic, Howard Homefront, Billy Safe, Jack Blitz, and so forth.  In Wild Card, Nick Wild (hoo-boy) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with a gambling addiction and lethal skills, but when he beats a mob boss’ son in an act of revenge, he must fight against the criminal underworld.

That sounds painfully generic, but here’s where it gets interesting: the film pairs Simon West—director of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The Mechanic, and Stolen among other crappy movies (excluding Con Air)—and William Goldman, the writer of classic films as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President’s Men, and The Princess Bride.  Goldman has kept busy with script doctor work, but this is his first credited screenplay since 2003′s abysmal Dreamcatcher.  I don’t know how much rewriting has been done on the Wild Card script, but this triumvirate of Statham, West, and Goldman could be too nuts to pass up.  Hit the jump for the image, U.K. poster, and French trailer.  Wild Card opens January 30, 2015, and also stars Anne Heche, Sofia Vergara, Jason Alexander, Hope Davis, and Stanley Tucci.

New Posters for THE PEANUTS MOVIE, PADDINGTON, and THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER

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We’ve got a collection of posters for some family films coming our way over the following year.  Briefly:

  • The Peanuts Movie – Snoopy rests peacefully in a new poster that continues to make the film look like it could be quite charming.  The animated film opens in 3D on November 6, 2015.
  • Paddington – The lesson of this poster: If you adopt a talking bear, he will ruin your home.  Most home insurance policies do not cover water damage caused by bears.  The film opens in the U.K. on November 28th and in the U.S. on January 16, and stars Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, and Peter Capaldi, and Nicole Kidman with Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington Bear.
  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water – The upcoming sequel takes the animated characters into the live-action realm and turns them into superheroes, and these posters provide the names of their alter-egos.  The film opens in 3D on February 6, 2015, and features the voices of Tom Kenny, Clancy Brown, Rodger Bumpass, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, and Douglas Lawrence.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.

A MOST VIOLENT YEAR Featurette and Poster Delve Into the American Dream With Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain

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A24 Films has issued a new A Most Violent Year featurette and poster in support of writer/director J.C. Chandor’s (All Is Lost) upcoming crime drama. The featurette is a nice look at not only the making of the piece, but the American economic situation that inspired it.  The film is set in New York in 1981 and revolves around “an American immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his wife (Jessica Chastain) trying to expand their business as violence and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built.”  I’m excited to see this movie next week, I typically love Isaac and Chastain so even if it’s not all that violent or action-packed, which I’ve heard, I should be just fine watching a solid drama featuring the pair.

Check out the first A Most Violent Year featurette and poster after the jump.  The film also stars Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks.  A Most Violent Year opens in limited release on December 31st before expanding in January 2015.  

Mondo Unveils PULP FICTION Poster for Timed Black Friday Sale; Variants to be Signed by Quentin Tarantino

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Black Friday is just a few days away now.  Better start prepping so you can take advantage of the best deals out there, like Mondo’s Black Friday sale for example.  Beginning on Friday, November 28th and wrapping up on 11:59PM CT on Monday, November 1st, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase a stunning new Pulp Fiction poster by Laurent Durieux for $60 as part of a timed sale (no beating the rush, they’ll sell as many as they sell) and then Mondo will donate 10% of the proceeds to the Sally Menke Fellowship.  Cue the salesman voice.  But wait!  There’s more!

Mondo also plans to announce the online sale information for a variant print at a future date, which will be signed by Pulp Fiction director Quentin Tarantino.  Mondo is donating 100% of the variant proceeds to the Sally Menke Fellowship.  Hit the jump for more on Mondo’s Black Friday plans and to check out that new Pulp Fiction print and variant.

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD Trailer and Poster Featuring Carey Mulligan, Tom Sturridge and Michael Sheen In a Period Romance

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Far From the Madding Crowd looks like it falls firmly in Fox Searchlight’s wheelhouse (in the period film way, not the quirky indie way), which seems like a good thing in this case.  The Thomas Hardy adaptation stars Carey Mulligan, Michael SheenMatthias Schoenaerts, (who you can currently see in The Drop) and Tom Sturridge (Effie Gray) and looks like one of those gorgeous high caliber pieces I’ll never see on my own, but will be glad I did once someone else drags me to it.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster for Far From the Madding Crowd.  It was directed by Thomas Vinterberg (The HuntDear Wendy) and adapted for the screen by David Nicholls (One DayStarter for 10).  The film will be released by Fox Searchlight on May 1, 2015.  It also stars Juno Temple and Jessica Barden

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