Over 40 High-Resolution IF I STAY Images Featuring Chloe Moretz, Jamie Blackley and More

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R.J. Cutler’s adaptation of Gayle Forman’s If I Stay is getting closer to that August 22nd theatrical debut, so Warner Bros. just released a slew of high-resolution stills and behind-the-scenes shots from the film.  The movie stars Chloe Moretz as Mia Hall, a talented musician whose hopes and dreams are decimated by a terrible accident.  I haven’t read the book, but based on the film’s promo materials, this one looks to be a serious tearjerker, possibly on par with Josh Boone’s The Fault in Our Stars.

You can check out eight clips from If I Stay right here, and hit the jump to take a look at those images covering the happier times in Mia’s life and a bunch that clearly come from the post-accident portion of the film as well.  If I Stay also stars Jamie BlackleyMireille EnosLiana LiberatoJoshua Leonard and Stacy Keach.

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Red-Band Trailer Goes Heavy on Stylization, Light on Everything Else

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Dimension Films has released the new full-length Sin City: A Dame to Kill For red-band trailer that premiered at the San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend.  And it doesn’t seem like directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller (read our SDCC interview) have done anything new for the sequel.  The film stars Josh Brolin as the physically altered Dwight (played by Clive Owen in the first film), who is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord (Eva Green), and then watches his life go straight to hell.  Also going straight to hell is my interest in this movie.  I enjoyed the first film but felt that even this trailer was too much time spent back in the arbitrarily stylized world.  Nothing had any impact.  The only thing this film could do to surprise me is fashion a tight, engaging narrative.

Hit the jump to watch the full-length Sin City: A Dame to Kill For red-band trailer.  The film also stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Powers Booth, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Dennis HaysbertChristopher MeloniJeremy PivenRay LiottaJuno Temple, Stacy Keach, and Julia Garner.  Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on August 22nd.

New Trailer for SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Featuring Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Jessica Alba

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Dimension Films has released a new trailer for co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  The film stars Josh Brolin as the physically altered Dwight (played by Clive Owen in the first film), who is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord (Eva Green), and then watches his life go straight to hell.  This trailer doesn’t really get into the plot all that much, as it’s more of a flashy, aesthetic teaser than anything.  Frankly, the visuals for Sin City 2 look quite cheap compared to the first film, even though technology has advanced almost a decade since Rodriguez made Sin City.  The cast is promisingly eclectic, though, but right now that’s the only thing holding my interest here.

Hit the jump to watch the new Sin City 2 trailer and sound off with your thoughts in the comments.  The film also stars Mickey RourkeJessica AlbaBruce WillisRosario DawsonJaime KingJoseph Gordon-LevittDennis HaysbertChristopher MeloniJeremy PivenRay LiottaJuno Temple, Stacy Keach, and Julia Garner.  Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on August 22nd.

First IF I STAY Trailer Starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Jamie Blackley

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Warner Bros. Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and New Line Cinema have released the first If I Stay trailer for director R.J. Cutler’s (Nashville) drama.  Based on the Gayle Forman novel of the same name, the film stars Chloe Grace Moretz as a young girl facing a tough decision between pursuing her musical dreams at Julliard or staying close to home with the love of her life (Jamie Blackley).  Circumstances are further complicated when a life-changing accident throws her life off completely off balance.  I’m not familiar with the novel, but it’s easy to see why the story’s central relationship is so beloved among readers, and this trailer suggests that the filmmakers have obviously taken great pains to bring that bond to the screen in as honest a way as possible.

Hit the jump to watch the If I Stay trailer.  The film also stars Mireille Enos, Joshua Leonard, Liana Liberato, Aisha Hinds, and Stacy KeachIf I Stay opens in theaters August 22nd.

First Trailer for SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Starring Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Eva Green

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Dimension Films has released the first trailer for co-director Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.  The film stars Josh Brolin as the physically-altered Dwight (played by Clive Owen in the first film), who is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord (Eva Green), and then watches his life go straight to hell.  While I’m not crazy about the music they chose for this first cut, the character transformations are pretty damn cool.  Returning characters have a whole new look, which makes sense since it’s been almost a decade since the original film.  Newcomers to the franchise have been beat up, cut up, or dolled up to the point that they’re hardly recognizable.  A solid start.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  The film also stars Mickey RourkeJessica AlbaBruce WillisRosario DawsonJaime KingJoseph Gordon-LevittDennis HaysbertChristopher MeloniJeremy PivenRay LiottaJuno Temple, Stacy Keach, and Julia GarnerSin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on August 22nd.

Over 35 New High-Resolution Images from Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA Starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte, and June Squibb

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It’s always good news when a new Alexander Payne film is on the horizon, but the filmmaker’s latest effort feels particularly special.  Presented entirely in black and white, Nebraska stars Bruce Dern as Woody, a man who believes he’s won a million dollars in a sweepstakes, and plans to go to Nebraska to get it.  Complications arise when everyone in his town believes he’s already a millionaire.  It feels like the kind of small, intimate film that has now become a rarity in the current moviegoing climate, and critics are already raving about the pic’s stellar turns from Dern, Will Forte, and particularly June Squibb.  In his review from the New York Film Festival, Matt called the film a “funny and touching quest to find the good life at the end of life.”

Before the film opens in theaters on November 15th, Paramount has unveiled a collection of images from both in front of and behind the camera on Nebraska.  Take a look after the jump.  The film also stars Stacy Keach and Bob Odenkirk.

NYFF 2013: NEBRASKA Review

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In the past, I’ve made jokes about how progress on social issues is inevitable because the people holding antiquated values will die off soon.  Nebraska made me feel a little guilty about those jokes.  I don’t feel guilty because I’ve come to agree with their discriminatory viewpoints, and the movie doesn’t address those kinds of attitudes associated with the red-state heartland.  I feel guilty because I’ve been so casual with the lives of old people who probably never had much to begin with.  With his newest film, director Alexander Payne has created a deeply compassionate picture of elderly life, social decay, economic immobility, and put it into a moving father-son road trip story.  Anchored by strong performances from Bruce Dern, Will Forte, and June Squibb, Nebraska is funny and touching quest to find the good life at the end of life.

Trailer, Poster, and New Images for Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA Starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte

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The first trailer, poster, and new images have been released for Alexander Payne‘s Nebraska. The film stars Bruce Dern as a man who believes he’s won a million dollars in a sweepstakes, and plans to go to Nebraska to get it.  Complications arise when everyone in his town believes he’s already a millionaire.  I like the 60s-70s vibe of the trailer and poster, and it looks like Payne is going for something subdued like Sideways rather than something more mainstream like The Descendants.  Either way, it looks damn good, and I’m excited to see it next month at the New York Film Festival.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer, poster, and new images.  The film also stars Will Forte, Bob Odenkirk, Stacy Keach, and June SquibbNebraska opens November 15th.

New Images from Telluride Entries UNDER THE SKIN, NEBRASKA, BURNING BUSH, and STARRED UP

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Yesterday, the Telluride Film Festival announced its line-up, and since the festival begins today, we can expect to start hearing reactions to potential awards-contenders very soon.  In addition to the announcements, new images have been released for festival entries Under the Skin starring Scarlett Johansson; Alexander Payne‘s Nebraska starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte; Agnieszka Holland‘s HBO miniseries Burning Bush; and David Mackenzie‘s Starred Up starring Jack O’Connell and Ben Mendelsohn.

Hit the jump to check out the images, and keep up with our new Oscar Beat column as Adam keeps an eye on this year’s awards race.

First Clip from Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA Starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte

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Every year, I’m angry I don’t get to go to Cannes, but this year has really me pissed off.  The incredible line-up includes Inside Llewyn Davis, Only God Forgives, The Congress, The Bling Ring, As I Lay Dying, Blood Ties, All Is Lost, and more.  Nebraska, the new film from Alexander Payne (The Descendants), will be playing in competition, and the first clip has only added to my jealousy of this year’s festival-goers.  The plot enters on an aging alcoholic father (Bruce Dern) who decides to take a road trip from Montana to Nebraska to collect what he believes to be a million dollar Publisher’s Clearing House prize.  His estranged son (Will Forte) reluctantly agrees to accompany his father in order to keep him out of trouble.  There’s grimness to this clip where one of the father’s “friends” (played by Stacy Keach) tries to extort some money, and the son ends up learning an ugly truth.  Payne’s films have always had humor, but I’m curious to see how much it will factor in to his latest picture.

We’ll find out when the film screens at Cannes and the buzz begins.  Nebraska is slated to open in limited release on November 22nd.

New Images and Full Voice Cast for PLANES Announced; Includes Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, and More [UPDATED]

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Last month, we reported that Dane Cook would lead the voice cast of Disney’s Cars spin-off, Planes.  His character, Dusty, dreams of being a racer, but because he’s not built for it, he turns to a seasoned naval aviator to help him take on the defending champ of the racing circuit.  Today, Disney has announced the actors voicing the supporting characters.  It’s a surprisingly large cast that has Top Gun‘s Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards voicing fighter jets, which is a nice touch.  The voice cast also includes Stacy Keach, Cedric the Entertainer, Teri Hatcher, Brad Garrett, Roger Craig Smith, Gabriel Iglesias, Carlos Alazraqui, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Priyanka Chopra, Sinbad, Brent Musburger, and ESPN’s vile radio host Colin Cowherd.  Cowherd voices blimp “Colin Cowling”.  It is currently unknown if the blimp will engage in race-baiting.

Hit the jump to check out images of all the supporting characters.  Planes opens in 3D on August 9th. [Updated: We've added a press release, which contains details on the new characters]

Felicity Jones to Star Opposite Jonah Hill and James Franco in TRUE STORY; Stacy Keach Joins SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

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We’ve got a couple of interesting casting stories to share this afternoon.  First up, Felicity Jones (Like Crazy) has landed the female lead opposite Jonah Hill and James Franco in the drama True Story.  The film recounts the head-spinning relationship between disgraced New York Times journalist Michael Finkel (Hill) and accused murderer Christian Longo (Franco).  Deadline reports that Jones will play Finkel’s long-suffering girlfriend “who tries to stand by her guy even after his screw-ups cost them everything.”  Rupert Goold (Richard II) will direct.

Additionally, Stacy Keach has joined the ever-growing cast of Robert Rodriguez’s upcoming sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill ForVariety reports that Keach will play “a chief villain,” mob boss Wallenquist.  Prodution is currently underway on the film which also stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, and many more.  The pic opens on October 4th.  Hit the jump for a synopsis for True Story.

Bob Odenkirk and Stacy Keach Join Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA

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With Bruce Dern and Will Forte set as the leads for his black-and-white road trip film Nebraska, director Alexander Payne is now filling out his supporting cast. The film centers on an aging alcoholic father who decides to take a road trip from Montana to Nebraska to collect what he believes to be a million dollar Publisher’s Clearing House prize. His estranged son reluctantly agrees to accompany his father in order to keep him out of trouble.  Omaha.com (via The Film Stage) reports that Mr. Show alum and Breaking Bad standout Bob Odenkirk and veteran actor Stacy Keach (The Bourne Legacy) have now joined the cast.  The site also notes that June Squibb (About Schmidt) is being eyed for a role.

Odenkirk will play Forte’s older brother while Keach is set as one of Dern’s colleagues.  The most recent batch of Breaking Bad episodes was rather Saul Goodman-lite, so Odenkirk’s involvement in Nebraska is welcome news.  Production on Payne’s The Descendants follow-up is set to begin on October 15th, and we can expect to see the film sometime next year.

Producer Patrick Crowley Talks THE BOURNE LEGACY, Introducing Jeremy Renner’s Aaron Cross to Audiences and Reflects on Past BOURNE Movies

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Opening tomorrow is writer/director Tony Gilroy’s The Bourne Legacy.  For those unfamiliar with the franchise reboot, this time around, a government task force led by Edward Norton‘s character is assassinating all their genetically-modified assets to prevent another Bourne situation.  However, one member of the program, Aaron Cross (Jeremy Renner), manages to escape with a scientist (Rachel Weisz), and the two go on the run for their lives.  The film also stars Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen, David Strathairn, Albert Finney, Stacy Keach, Scott Glenn, Corey Stoll, and Donna Murphy.  For more on the film, here are five clips.

During the recent Los Angeles press day, I did an exclusive interview with producer Patrick Crowley.  If you’re a fan of the Bourne films and want to hear some great behind the scenes stories about all four movies, you’re in the right place.  During our extended conversation we talked about the making of Bourne Legacy, did they ever consider 3D, Easter Eggs, test screenings, will future Bourne movies have Bourne in the title, coming up with new and exciting action scenes, deleted scenes, reshoots,  and so much more.  Hit the jump for what he had to say.

3 New TV Spots for THE BOURNE LEGACY

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Three new TV spots for The Bourne Legacy have gone online.  Despite the constant need to remind audiences that this is still a Bourne movie in lieu of Matt Damon’s absence, the footage actually looks pretty good.  It’s reassuring to know that Tony Gilroy, who scripted the three previous Bourne movies, is taking over the franchise.  I’m a fan of his past directorial efforts (Michael Clayton, Duplicity), and hopefully he can maintain the character-centered tone of the other Bourne films while providing a fresh and engaging story that stands on its own.  This footage hammers home the idea that Jeremy Renner’s character is some kind of genetic supersoldier, and I’m eager to see how Legacy‘s story plays out within the universe of the first three films.

Hit the jump to watch the TV spots.  The film also stars Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach, and Oscar IsaacThe Bourne Legacy opens on August 10th.

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