New Trailer for Director Alan Rickman’s A LITTLE CHAOS Starring Kate Winslet

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Focus Features has released a new A Little Chaos trailer for director Alan Rickman’s upcoming romantic drama.  The film stars Kate Winslet as a talented landscape designer who is chosen to build one of the main gardens at King Louis XIV’s (Rickman) palace in Versailles.  While challenging gender and class barriers thanks to her position of power, she also becomes romantically entangled with the court’s landscape artist (Matthias Schoenaerts).  The film certainly looks pretty and Stanley Tucci continues to be amazing, so I’m interested in checking out Rickman’s second feature film as a director.

Check out the A Little Chaos trailer after the jump.  The film opens in limited release on March 27, 2015.

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Blu-ray Review

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Transformers: Age of Extinction was initially pitched as something of a reboot.  Though franchise helmer Michael Bay was set to return to the director’s chair, Shia LaBeouf was out as Mark Wahlberg took the lead role.  But even with the new cast, it has the same bloated and confused approach that marked all the sequels, and the fourth film – which is the longest of the series – features all the same problems of the previous movies, but only some of the pluses.  My Transformers: Age of Extinction Blu-ray review follows after the jump. 

New THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 TV Spot Loads up on Visual Effects as the Battle Begins

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Lionsgate has released a new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 TV spot, and it highlights how the budget for these movies has really ticked upwards.  The first film cost a reported $80 million, and while I don’t know the budget for Mockingjay, it definitely cost more, and we’re going to see that investment on the big screen in the best way possible.  The franchise is really moving towards the mantle of epic sci-fi, and while I still have reservations because I think the novel is fairly weak, everything I’ve seen from the movie thus far is very impressive.

Hit the jump to check out The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 TV spot.  The film opens on November 21st, and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam HemsworthWoody HarrelsonElizabeth BanksJeffrey WrightStanley TucciSam Claflin, and Jena Malone.

Filming Begins on Thomas McCarthy’s SPOTLIGHT Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, and Stanley Tucci

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Principal photography on Spotlight, the next movie from writer/director Thomas McCarthy (The Visitor), began today in Boston.  Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Billy Crudup, and Jamey Sheridan star in the drama.  The script by McCarthy and Josh Singer (The Fifth Estate) centers on the Boston Globe investigative team who in 2001 fought “to expose the Boston Archdiocese’s systemic cover up of sexual abuse of children by ordained priests.”

Hit the jump for the press release with all the details.

Stanley Tucci Talks TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, Working with Michael Bay, Filming the Action, Alan Rickman’s A LITTLE CHAOS, and More

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Stanley Tucci is one of those actors that shines in every genre and role.  I won’t list his great resume, but check it out on IMDb and you’ll see someone that has consistently done excellent work for almost three decades and acted in over 100 projects.   He’s also a writer-director helming projects of his own like Big NightThe Impostors and Blind Date.  In his latest role for Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction, Tucci plays the head of a tech company that develops weapons.

At the Hong Kong press day for the film, I talked to Tucci about working with Bay, the new technology that was used on the film (like the new IMAX 4K 3D digital camera), playing a role that’s serious while also providing levity, filming the action, and getting to work with Alan Rickman on his movie A Little Chaos.  Hit the jump to watch. 

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Review

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Going into Transformers: Age of Extinction, I wondered who was excited for this movie?  What in the marketing convinced them that, to quote the tagline, “The Rules Have Changed”?  If anything, these movies hew closely to the rules of the franchise: Create as much mayhem as possible, make the plot insultingly stupid, the characters should be dull as dishwater, and bonus points for squeezing in any racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.  Yes, these movies are “criticproof”.  They’re not for people who watch movies for a living; they’re for people who want to “turn off their brains”.  But the latest Transformers is the most mind-numbing yet.  It’s an exhausting experience that tries to do everything, and yet accomplishes absolutely nothing.  It doesn’t excite.  It doesn’t engage.  It just wastes time and space.

Over 20 New TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Images Feature Mark Wahlberg, Running, and Fire-Breathing Dinobots

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We’re only days away from the release of the fourth entry in the Transformers franchise, but if you just can’t wait any longer, Paramount Pictures has released a collection of new high-resolution Transformers: Age of Extinction to tide you over.  Everything we’ve seen from the film promises something bigger, badder, and (hopefully) different movie than the previous three installments, with director Michael Bay now turning his attention to an entirely new set of human protagonists.  These hi-res images offer a further tease of what to expect, including plenty of robot-on-robot action captured in singularly “Michael Bay” fashion.

Hit the jump to check out the high-resolution Transformers: Age of Extinction images, and be sure to watch Steve’s recent video interview with star Mark Wahlberg.  The film also stars Kelsey GrammerNicola PeltzJack ReynorStanley TucciSophia MylesLi BingbingT.J. MillerHan Geng, and Titus WelliverTransformers: Age of Extinction opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 27th.

TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTICTION Behind-the-Scenes Footage Reveals How Michael Bay Uses His IMAX Cameras

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Paramount has released seven minutes of Transformers: Age of Extinction B-roll. Some of the footage is mundane such as an actress walking out of a car, and then other parts are amazing like pulling back to show that they’re filming on the Great Wall of China.  Not surprisingly, there are also multiple shots of the actors surrounded by explosions and running towards the camera.  But the real money shot comes at the very end and involves an IMAX camera.  Say what you will about Michael Bay (and much has been said), but he knows how to do some cool things behind-the-scenes.  It may be in service of a script that was written on a cocktail napkin, but there’s still cinematic craft involved.

Hit the jump to check out the Transformers: Age of Extinction B-roll footage.  The film opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 27th, and stars Mark Wahlberg, Kelsey Grammer, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Han Geng, and Titus Welliver.  Click on the respective links for our set visit coverage and interviews with Tucci and Myles, Reynor and Peltz, Wahlberg, and Bay.

Stanley Tucci and Sophia Myles Talk TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, Filming Action Scenes, Working with Michael Bay, and Their Favorite Bay Movies

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The faces of the corporate side of the conflict in Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction will be provided by Stanley Tucci and Sophia Myles.  While the pair were tight-lipped about their characters, our lucky group of journalists did get a chance to talk to them about the film while on set in Detroit.  They each revealed a bit about their characters’ part in the Transformers world, their experiences filming big action scenes, and joining the epic franchise.  They also talked about working with Bay, and shared their favorite Bay movies.  Hit the jump for the full interview.

First Images from THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1 Featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore, and Woody Harrelson, Plus a Motion Poster

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Lionsgate has released the first images from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 along with a motion poster for the film.  All the media comes courtesy of their new website, which will give fans access to the making of the movie, including first-look images, behind-the-scenes looks, and an interactive sneak peek at a page from the film’s script.  In addition to the first images and a new motion poster, we’ve also shared the first look at Julianne Moore’s President Alma Coin and a video commentary from Moore about all things Mockingjay.

Hit the jump for the The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 images and motion poster.  Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, and Donald Sutherland star in the sequel directed by Francis Lawrence.  The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens November 21.

New TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Trailer

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Paramount has released a Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer for director Michael Bay’s fourth entry in the action franchise.  In the movie, Mark Wahlberg plays a burgeoning inventor/family man who runs into trouble when he accidentally discovers a beat-up Transformer.  This trailer probably gives us an accurate idea of the movie since it doesn’t make any sense.  It starts off by being excited about the physics of the Transformers, and then goes in a completely different direction with Optimus Prime saying that humanity faces a grave threat, and the only way to save the day is to ride around on a robot dinosaur.  I thought I would at least be amused by this trailer, but the franchise just feels incredibly stale at this point.  I don’t see anything here that’s worth being excited about.  For all of the CGI wizardry, the only moment that caught my eye was when a guy took a tire to the face.

Transformers: Age of Extinction also stars Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, Li Bingbing, T.J. Miller, Han Geng, and Titus Welliver, and opens June 27, 2014.  Watch the new Transformers: Age of Extinction trailer after the jump.

New Footage from TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Starring Mark Wahlberg

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If you really like the band Imagine Dragons, you’ll be thrilled to hear that they’re doing the main song for Transformers: Age of Extinction.  Paramount has released two promos announcing the band’s contribution to the soundtrack, and while I don’t care for their music, the promos do contain new footage.  And it’s important footage because it reveals that there’s a Transformer with a beard and a cigar. Sure, there’s Optimus Prime riding around on a robot dinosaur, but I’m far more amused at the fact that we’re getting a robot with a beard again (there was one in Revenge of the Fallen and god I hate myself for remembering that movie in any way) and he has a cigar.  That’s the kind of lunacy I demand from a Transformers movie.

Hit the jump to check out the new Transformers: Age of Extinction footage, and come back later this week for the new trailer.  The film opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 27th, and stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer, Stanley Tucci, T.J. Miller, Titus Welliver, Han Geng, Sophia Myles, and Li Bingbing.

New Images from TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Featuring Stanley Tucci and Li Bingbing

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New Transformers: Age of Extinction images have arrived online.  In the movie, Mark Wahlberg plays a burgeoning inventor/family man who runs into trouble when he accidentally discovers a beat-up Transformer.  These images feature Stanley Tucci and Li Bingbing, and according to TFW2005, Tucci plays arrogant designer while Bingbing is the head of the human-created Transformers program, Su Yueming.  We still don’t know much about the movie, but I know this: Stanley Tucci will probably come out unscathed.  No matter how terrible the film, he’s always great (e.g. Jack the Giant Slayer, The Lovely Bones).  Of course, give him a great movie, and he’s unstoppable.  You can’t go wrong with Tucci.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars The film also stars Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Kelsey Grammer,  T.J. Miller, Titus Welliver, Han Geng, and Sophia Myles. Transformers: Age of Extinction opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on June 27th.

MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN Review

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DreamWorks Animation has established a brand, and it’s a mediocre one.  Their goal is to turn out as much product as possible, and turn the hits into franchises.  With the exception of How to Train Your Dragon, their movies feature lukewarm emotions, serviceable animation, a dearth of style, and humor that’s clearly delineated between jokes for kids and jokes for adults.  Kids tend to eat these movies up, and they’re tolerable enough for parents.  The studio’s latest, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, is yet another movie adults will have to tolerate as a smattering of weird, fun, and inspired moments occasionally break into a rote, forgettable family film.

67 Images from the TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Trailer, Featuring Mark Wahlberg, Jack Reynor, Nicola Peltz, Stanley Tucci & Kelsey Grammer

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Hopefully you’ve been enjoying the bounty of media goodies from Michael Bay’s Transformers: Age of Extinction, because we’ve got more for you!  I’m sure by now you checked out the recently released trailer, but if the action flew by too fast for you, we’ve gone ahead and remedied that with a collection of screencaps.  This is possibly the most American movie that Bay’s ever made, and if you doubt me, take a look at the images and drink every time you see the American flag* (and then immediately call the doctor because you’re going to be near death).  This movie couldn’t be more American if it ended with the Washington Monument transforming into a giant robotic Uncle Sam who skewers the Decepticons before baking our heroes a mean apple pie.

The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Nicola PeltzJack ReynorKelsey GrammerStanley TucciT.J. MillerTitus WelliverHan GengSophia Myles, and Li Bingbing.  Transformers: Age of Extinction opens June 27th.  Hit the jump to check out all our screencaps.

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