New TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Trailer and Posters Bring the Dubstep to Introduce Shredder

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Paramount Pictures has released a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer as well as a collection of character posters for director Jonathan Liebesman’s adaptation of the popular property.  In the new live-action iteration, a city is in the iron grip of Shredder (William Fichtner) and the Foot Clan, and it’s up to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, along with the help of reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) and her cameraman Vern Fenwick (Will Arnett), to stop Shredder and save the day.  There’s a bit of a disconnect in the trailer in that, aesthetically, the film looks like Transformers, but the tone seems geared towards a younger, less serious audience.  Even Shredder, which we get a good look at here, just looks like a modified Transformer.  I think more colorful/goofy is the way to go with this franchise (you can’t make a “gritty” TMNT without it coming off as ridiculous), but I still can’t tell who this movie is aimed at.  And then there’s the dubstep.

Hit the jump to check out the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles trailer and posters.  The film also features the voices of Johnny Knoxville and Tony ShalhoubTeenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opens in theaters on August 8th.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Casts Johnny Knoxville and Tony Shalhoub to Voice Leonardo and Splinter, Respectively

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Well this news is sure to send some fans into a tizzy.  Deadline is reporting that Johnny Knoxville will voice Leonardo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Tony Shalhoub (Monk) will voice Splinter.  These roles were motion captured on set with Pete Ploszek as Leonardo and Danny Woodburn (Seinfeld) as Splinter, but Paramount always considered using voice actors.  Whether this means the turtles Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo will also get voice actors remains to be seen, but now it’s looking pretty likely.  Michelangelo does talk in the teaser trailer, but this may not be his final voice for the movie.

Not to be a total TMNT nerd, but if you assume that Knoxville and Shalhoub will be using their familiar voices (rambunctious and nebbishy, respectively), it certainly doesn’t fit the characters as they’ve been depicted in the past.  Leonardo is the stern leader of the group while Splinter is the old sage.  Honestly, this kind of casting makes me more intrigued about what director Jonathan Liebesman is cooking up even if it flies in the face of that Ninja Turtles fans expect.  The film opens August 8th.  If you haven’t seen it yet, hit the jump to check out the teaser trailer.


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HBO has become one of the great places for auteurs to make cheaper movies.  Of late we’ve seen Todd Haynes and Steven Soderbergh turn to the channel to get films made, and now Philip Kaufman has joined their ranks.  The man behind The Right Stuff and The Unbearable Lightness of Being directed Hemingway & Gellhorn, a biopic about Ernest Hemingway’s one-time wife and reporter Martha Gellhorn.  And for the film he got Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen to star as his drunken lovers.  Our review of the Blu-ray of Hemingway & Gellhorn follows after the jump.

Tony Shalhoub Talks PAIN AND GAIN and GALAXY QUEST

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Opening this weekend is director Michael Bay’s fantastic dark comedy Pain & Gain.  The film is based on a crazy true story and stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as two bodybuilders who get caught up in an extortion ring and kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.  Pain and Gain also stars Anthony Mackie, Rebel Wilson,  Tony ShalhoubEd HarrisRob CorddryKen Jeong, and Bar Paly.  For more on the film, watch some clips or the red-band trailer.

Last week at the Miami press junket, I landed an exclusive interview with Tony Shalhoub.  We talked about what it was like to work with Michael Bay, his reaction to finding out the story was based on real events, the great work by all the actors, and more.  In addition, as a huge fan of Galaxy Quest, I couldn’t help but have him reminiscence about making that movie and how it’s stood the test of time.  Hit the jump to watch the interview and definitely check out Pain and Gain this weekend.  It’s absolutely worth seeing.

New Images and TV Spots for Michael Bay’s PAIN & GAIN Starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson

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Paramount Pictures has unveiled some new images and a couple of TV spots for director Michael Bay’s upcoming dark comedy Pain & Gain.  Based on a true story, the film stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as two bodybuilders who get caught up in an extortion ring and kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.  We recently got a look at a red-band trailer for the film that highlighted the pic’s more comedic aspects, and these images tease the characters played by Rebel Wilson and Ed Harris as well as inform us that Wahlberg and Johnson are indeed cool guys who don’t look at explosions.

Hit the jump to check out the images and TV spots.  The film also stars Anthony Mackie, Tony ShalhoubRob Corddry, and Bar PalyPain & Gain opens on April 26th.

New Red-Band Trailer and Images for Michael Bay’s PAIN & GAIN Starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, and Anthony Mackie

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A new red-band trailer and some images for director Michael Bay’s upcoming dark comedy Pain & Gain have been released online.  Based on a true story, the film stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as two bodybuilders who get caught up in an extortion ring and kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.  The main focus of this trailer is on the film’s humor, some of which is great (Rebel Wilson and Wahlberg’s closing rant are highlights), while other jokes seem a bit forced and are reminiscent of the more juvenile stuff in Bay’s Transformers franchise.  Nevertheless, I’m very excited about the prospect of Bay tackling this “small-scale” true crime story, and Wahlberg and Johnson look to make a great comedic pairing.

Hit the jump to watch the new red-band trailer and to check out the new images.  The film also stars Anthony MackieRob CorddryEd Harris, and Tony ShalhoubPain & Gain opens on April 26th.

New TV Spot for Michael Bay’s PAIN & GAIN Starring Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson

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Paramount has released a new TV spot for director Michael Bay’s incredibly promising black comedy Pain & Gain.  Based on a true story, the film stars Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson as two bodybuilders who get caught up in an extortion ring and kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.  The film’s first trailer is fantastic, and this TV spot does a great job of showcasing that pic’s charm and comedy.  Pain & Gain looks like it could actually be Bay’s most entertaining film yet, but I have a feeling they’re keeping some of the story’s more sordid details under wraps.  The real life ordeal is fairly horrific, though I expect Wahlberg and Johnson will bring enough levity/ridiculousness to the film to make it palatable.

Hit the jump to watch the latest TV spot.  Anthony MackieRob CorddryEd HarrisTony Shalhoub, and Rebel Wilson co-star.  Pain & Gain opens April 26, 2013.

Exclusive TV Spot for MOVIE 43 Starring Naomi Watts, Emma Stone, Halle Berry, and Many More

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The comedy omnibus Movie 43 has something for everyone with its enormous, star-studded cast: Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Terrence Howard, Halle Berry, Jason Sudeikis, Gerard Butler, Kristen Bell, Chloe Moretz, Josh Duhamel, Johnny Knoxville, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Richard Gere, Anna Faris, Justin Long, Liev Schreiber, Uma Thurman, Seann William Scott, Kieran Culkin, Leslie Bibb, Jimmy Bennett, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Kate Bosworth, Patrick Warburton, Tony Shalhoub, Chris Pratt, Jack McBrayer, Aasif Mandvi, Bobby Cannavale.

Movie 43 opens on January 25, 2013, so Relativity sent over an exclusive TV spot.  If you can handle jokes about homeschool incest and inappropriate uses for hot sauce, watch it after the jump.  And make sure to check out the red band trailer.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Officially Begins Production; Director Francis Lawrence Announces Set Visit Contest for Fans

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Rejoice, The Hunger Games fans!  Production has officially started on the Francis Lawrence-directed follow-up, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire According to their press release, the film “will shoot primarily in existing locations in and near Atlanta, Georgia.  The film will subsequently be shot on location in the beaches and jungles of Hawaii before wrapping in late December, 2012.”  Perhaps more importantly, the director has recorded a video message for fans, announcing a worldwide sweepstakes that will win some lucky fans a chance to visit the set and participate in a cast and crew Q&A!

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire stars Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, in addition to Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Wright, Tony Shalhoub, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Meta Golding, Elizabeth Banks, Donald Sutherland and Woody Harrelson.  Hit the jump for the video from Francis Lawrence and details on the fan set visit contest. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22, 2013.

Jeffrey Wright to Play Beetee in THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE

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Tony Award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright is the latest addition to the cast of the sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  Lionsgate announced today that Wright will take on the supporting role of Beetee in the Francis Lawrence-helmed adaptation of the second novel in Suzanne Collins’ trilogy.  It’s really tough to talk about this movie without getting into spoilers, but the incredibly smart Beetee hails from District 3 and is known for his electronics expertise.

Tony Shalhoub was previously mentioned as a possibility for the role, but I think Wright is a more inspired choice.  Beetee has quite a few scenes with the character Wiress, another District 3-native who will be played by Amanda Plummer.  Wright and Plummer join a fairly impressive list of newcomers that now includes Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jena Malone, and Sam Claflin. Hit the jump to read the press release.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens on November 22nd, 2013.

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE May Add Sam Claflin, Melissa Leo and Tony Shalhoub in Key Roles [Updated]

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After today’s news that Lionsgate has cast Amanda Plummer (Pulp Fiction) in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the studio is now courting a trio of actors for roles in the upcoming sequel.  It’s being reported that Sam Claflin (Snow White and the Huntsman) is nearing a deal for a role to play Finnick while Oscar-winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter) and three-time Emmy winner Tony Shalhoub (Monk) are frontrunners for Mags and Beetee respectively.  The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be directed by Francis Lawrence and star Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth when shooting begins this fall.  Hit the jump for more info on the recent casting. [Update: According to Variety's Jeff Sneider, Leo will not be playing Mags.]

David Strathairn, Molly Parker, Parker Posey, Rodrigo Santoro, Tony Shalhoub, Lars Ulrich, and More Join HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN

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David Strathairn, Molly Parker, Parker Posey, Rodrigo Santoro, Tony Shalhoub, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, Santiago Cabrera, Saverio Guerra, Peter Coyote, and Diane Baker have joined the cast of Hemingway & Gellhorn.  The HBO film tells the story of Ernest Hemingway (played by Clive Owen) and Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman), two literary minds who challenged each other throughout a “tumultuous romance and subsequent five-year marriage.” (Gellhorn reportedly inspired one of Hemingway’s most acclaimed novels, For Whom the Bell Tolls.)  Philip Kaufman (Quills) is set to direct; James Gandolfini will executive produce.

Hit the jump for the character breakdown.

Extended Trailer for CARS 2 Plus New Retro Posters

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Disney has released another trailer for Cars 2 and it’s a lot better than yesterday’s as it focuses on Michael Caine’s character who is a British spy named Finn McMissile.  While I’m not the biggest fan of the first Cars, I understand why Pixar and Disney have made the sequel: money.  From what I understand, the first Cars has generated huge money for the studios as it’s the most successful Pixar movie in terms of merchandising.  When you generate that kind of cash, you make a sequel.  The fact is, while a lot of us might not be on board with the need for a Cars 2, having a lot of extra money in the bank might lead Pixar to take a chance on a more risky film down the road.  What I’m saying is, don’t be too hard on them.

Hit the jump to check out the new trailer and some cool retro posters.  Cars 2 gets released June 24 and it features the voices of Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Michael Caine, Tony Shalhoub, Emily Mortimer and more.

James Woods, Paul Giamatti, Billy Crudup, Ed Asner, Topher Grace, and More Join TOO BIG TOO FAIL

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With some major casting additions, HBO’s telepic Too Big to Fail now lives up to its name.  William Hurt has already signed on to star in the behind-the-scenes look at the 2008 financial crisis, directed by Curtis Hanson (L.A. Confidential).  James Woods, Paul Giamatti, Billy Crudup, Ed Asner, Kathy Baker, Cynthia Nixon, Ayad Akhtar, Topher Grace, Dan Hedaya, Michael O’Keefe, Tony Shalhoub, and Joey Slotnick have now joined the cast.  Hit the jump to see the real-life personas they’ll assume.

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