Pixar continues to roll out Toy Story shorts, and this Halloween we’ll be getting another one. Disney has announced that they’ll be releasing Toy Story of Terror on ABC. According to TV Guide, the short will be 30-minutes long, and has the toys staying in a motel after Bonnie takes them on a road trip only to have the car break down along the way. Once inside the spooky motel, one of the toys goes missing, and “the rest of the gang will find themselves caught up in a mysterious sequence of events that must be solved before they all suffer the same fate.” The short will appeal to kids, but adults should enjoy references to Psycho, Aliens, and Predator. One of the Predator references could be the return of Combat Carl (from the first movie), who will be voiced by Carl Weathers. The gang will be joined by Toy Story 3 toys, Mr. Pricklepants (Timothy Dalton) and Trixie (Kristen Schaal).
Hit the jump for the image and more.
by Rob Vaux Posted: October 11th, 2012 at 8:48 am
When it comes to boxed sets, the James Bond franchise faces a fascinating dilemma. Unlike Star Wars or Harry Potter, which have viable endings – or even Star Trek, which can be broken down into identifiable “phases” – Bond lacks any sense of closure. You could divide it up by actors, but that leaves some sets with up to seven movies and others with only one or two. You could go by era, but that, too, proves rather messy. And as for completion… this franchise can (and probably will) bury us all. So how do you pick up a “complete” set, knowing that you’ll just have to add to it in a couple of years?
The 50th anniversary of the franchise provides as good an opportunity as any to pick up a “definitive” collection, and the studio makes sure that the effort is worth it. Little about the set is new or different, but the simple fact of holding all 22 Bond films in Blu-ray form is enough to make most film geeks cackle with glee. Hit the jump for my full review of Bond 50: The Complete 22-Film Collection on Blu-ray.
With director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s The Tourist getting released next week, Sony has released 5 movie clips and 4 minutes of behind the scenes footage. So if you’re curious about the first on screen pairing of Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp, these clips should make you very happy. While the trailers haven’t done much to excite me, I’m still checking this film out opening weekend because like you…I want to see Depp and Jolie on screen together. Here’s the official synopsis:
Johnny Depp stars as an American tourist whose playful dalliance with a stranger leads to a web of intrigue, romance and danger in The Tourist. During an impromptu trip to Europe to mend a broken heart, Frank (Depp) unexpectedly finds himself in a flirtatious encounter with Elise (Angelina Jolie), an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Paris and Venice, their whirlwind romance quickly evolves as they find themselves unwittingly thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse.
Hit the jump for the clips. Leave your thoughts in the comments.
Not satisfied with utilizing trailers and posters to sell the movie, we now have the first interactions between Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie in Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s upcoming thriller The Tourist. The poster we revealed last month clearly showcased Depp and Jolie as the main selling point, and this clip seems to follow right in line with that. Instead of showing an action piece or something involving other characters (Paul Bettany and Timothy Dalton are in the film as well), we get this flirtatious interaction between the main characters. While I’m not completely sold on the film yet, I am intrigued by what is being held back and the fact that Christopher McQuarrie co-wrote the script. The Tourist hits theaters December 10th, and you can hit the jump to check out the clip for the film, complete with synopsis.
Columbia Pictures has released a new trailer for The Tourist, the international thriller which stars Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. Depp plays an American on vacation in Paris and Venice who becomes entangled in the web of intrigue spun by the enigmatic Elise (Jolie). Paul Bettany, Rufus Sewell, and Timothy Dalton also star; Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) directs. Hit the jump to check out the new trailer.
Sony has released a new poster for director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s (The Lives of Others) The Tourist. As most of you know, the film stars Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie and it was filmed on location in Venice.
While some posters can be considered high art and are the type to hang on your wall, the new poster for The Tourist is about one thing: letting you know Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie are in this movie. It’s not trying to tell you what it’s about. It’s not trying to sell you on the action or drama. Instead, the poster just wants to let you know two of the biggest movie stars on the planet are together and in one movie. It’s smart marketing.
If The Tourist ends up being a great movie, Sony can start printing money now. Hit the jump to check out the poster:
by Jason Barr Posted: September 15th, 2010 at 9:56 am
The first theatrical trailer for The Tourist starring Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie has gone online. Directed by Oscar winner Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others), the trailer more or less consists of Jolie being her typically seductive-self while Depp seems to be in trouble thanks to a classic case of mistaken identity. While I can’t say the trailer did a ton for me, I definitely enjoyed the music which sets up the film as more fun than serious. I also liked seeing Depp in more of a typical “every-man” role in exchange for what has seemingly become his expected “over-the-top” character work (i.e. Jack Sparrow, Willy Wonka, Sweeney Todd, etc.).
To check out the trailer, hit the jump. The Tourist also stars Paul Bettany, former Agent 007 Timothy Dalton, and Rufus Sewell. It hits theaters on December 10th.
Last weekend, I had the unbelievable privilege of going to Pixar Animation Studios for the Toy Story 3 press day. Pixar’s name has become synonymous with the highest quality of filmmaking and Toy Story 3 carries on in that tradition. After seeing the film, I got the chance to sit down with the cast and filmmakers to talk about the movie.
Joan Cusack returns as Jessie, the yodeling cowgirl. The character was such a touching figure in Toy Story 2 and it’s a joy to see her return ten years later. Timothy Dalton makes his debut as one of the new characters in the film, Mr. Pricklepants. He’s a hedgehog in lederhosen who sees himself as a seriously committed actor. If you don’t laugh when you see him, then you probably feel really sad for some inexplicable reason. Hit the jump for what Cusack and Dalton had to say about the film and keep checking back as I’ll be posting a new interview every day this week. Click here to see my interview with director Lee Unkrich and producer Darla K. Anderson. Toy Story 3 opens this Friday.
With Toy Story 3 getting released next weekend, we’ve been given 5 clips and 18 high resolution images from the film. Also, Matt was just at Pixar to do interviews with the voice cast and the filmmakers, so you can expect a lot more Toy Story 3 coverage next week. Until then, check out the clips and images after the jump.
A new trailer for Toy Story 3 has been released and as you might expect from the company that only makes amazing movies (Pixar), the trailer makes me wish TS3 was in theaters this weekend. Loaded with funny scenes and action, the trailer is a perfectly cut piece of awesome.
And unlike the first clips that have been released from Toy Story 3, this one starts to show what the movie is really about and how some of the new toys are not so friendly. I promise you want to watch this trailer. Also, I’ve posted 10 new high resolution images that show the new characters in greater detail.
Pixar will be unveiling a new trailer for Toy Story 3 tomorrow. But if you can’t wait till then, 30 seconds of the trailer has already hit the net and it’s after the jump. Featuring some of the new characters in the film, the spot is definitely worth watching. Also, points to Disney/Pixar for finding a way to make us cover the movie twice. After all, we’re posting the full trailer tomorrow as soon as it’s online. Toy Story 3 gets released June 18 and the official website has been updated.
Hit the jump for the full synopsis and the 30 second clip:
On New Year’s Eve, before the clock struck midnight, director Lee Unkrich tweeted, “Enjoying the last day I can say ‘Toy Story 3′ doesn’t come out next year’”. Indeed we have entered 2010, the year of the latest update in the Toy Story franchise, and today a clip that introduces a crucial new character, pretentious thespian hedgehog Mr. Pricklepants, has hit the net. The sequel will follow the toys we know and love (Buzz, Woody, Hamm, Rex, Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head, Slinky Dog, and more) plus a few new playthings (Lotso and Mr. Pricklepants) when they head to a daycare center as owner Andy heads off to college. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Don Rickles, and Estelle Harris will reprise their roles, while Ned Beatty and Timothy Dalton will voice new the aforementioned new toys.
Look for the clip of Unkrich talking about Toy Story 3 and Mr. Pricklepants after the jump.