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"It's all under control...!" Amidst the controversy and chaos of an early pirated leak, Lionsgate has debuted one last trailer for Patrick Hughes' The Expendables 3, the action movie extravaganza that has a PG-13 rating to top off all your questions and confusion. In addition to Stallone, pretty much all your favorite action stars are in this even if just for a minute, from Jason Statham to Jet Li to Antonio Banderas to Wesley Snipes to Dolph Lundgren to Harrison Ford and Arnold. But is it worth seeing? That's up to you. I've pretty much had enough across all three trailers so far, now I'm just wondering when we'll get the R-rated cuts of these movies. Or is that asking for too much? Anyway - enjoy this 66-second trailer below.
"All games must end." I suppose that's true. A trailer has debuted for an Edgar Allan Poe-inspired film called Stonehearst Asylum, originally known as Eliza Graves, referring to a character played by Kate Beckinsale. The film is being readied for release this October and to show you what it's all about they've debuted this trailer, which delves deep into a psychological mystery set at the creepy Stonehearst Asylum. The cast includes Michael Caine, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Flemyng and Sinéad Cusack. Despite some solid names, this looks a bit too much like Shutter Island, even though I like the Poe connection. I can't really tell if it will be any good. Check it out yourself.
"We want to compete, and we want to show you that this is real." There's a doc about every obscure sport, so why not one about quidditch? Yep, that game from Harry Potter, the one where you fly around on brooms and toss balls through hoops. Except here in the
human muggle world, it's played on the ground by die-hard nerds (one of them is a huge Tron Legacy fan) who love to compete in sports. The doc is called, appropriately, Mudbloods is focuses on the resilient underdogs of the UCLA Quidditch team as they make their way to the Fifth Annual Quidditch World Cup in NYC. This looks fun but potentially a little too wacky.
Briefly: We now have a release date for Jon Stewart's new film Rosewater, which was filmed last year in the Middle East, and is already set for a big premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September. Open Road Films has schedule Rosewater for a limited debut starting November 7th this fall, putting it right smack in the middle of awards season. Guess what else opens on November 7th? Nolan's Interstellar; not to mention Disney's Big Hero 6. It's up against quite a few films, but it might have the power to take some adult crowds to the art house. Stewart's Rosewater stars Gael García Bernal as BBC journalist Maziar Bahari, who was detained in Iraq for more than 100 days. We expect to hear more about this film soon, as well as a first look.
If you're a cinephile who loves original artwork, you might already be familiar with the work of Joey Spiotto, known for his illustrated faux album covers paying tribute to movies like Wayne's World, Ghostbusters and more. But his latest work takes a cue from the classic children's book series known as the Little Golden Books and has been given a full exhibition called Storytime: A Little Gallery Show at Gallery 1988 East in Los Angeles. The show opens up on August 1st and features book covers honoring films like the timely Guardians of the Galaxy and other faves like Back to the Future and Pulp Fiction.
About a year and a half ago, news surfaced that a sequel to the martial arts drama Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was in development with a story that bring back Michelle Yeoh's character Yu Shu Lien. The actress is confirmed to return along with a new character named Silent Wolf played by Donnie Yen, and now these two will be joined by a fresher face who might help bring in the younger crowds. Harry Shum Jr. is a regular on "Glee" known for his slick dance moves on the musical comedy series, and now he's taking a lead role in the sequel that will be set 20 years after the events of the original 14-year old film.
As we dive deeper into the fall awards season in 2014, more prestige films are suddenly being unveiled. This isn't a new trailer, but it is a trailer for a film that might end up with tons of acclaim by the end of this year. The next film from The Reader director Stephen Daldry is an adaptation titled Trash, about three young orphaned boys (played by newcomers Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis & Gabriel Weinstein) in Brazil who make a discovery in a garbage dump and find themselves running from the cops in a corrupt society. Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, and Elysium's Wagner Moura also co-star in a film that looks like yet another intense drama on the crime-ridden streets of Brazil - a bit like City of God with a fresh twist. I'm in.
Be careful what you wish for! Finally! Disney has debuted the first teaser trailer for Rob Marshall's new musical Into the Woods, based on the Broadway show of the same name about all of the various Disney fairytales being twisted into on big, dark musical story. Meryl Streep stars as "The Witch", but this teaser is all about introducing the rest of the cast: Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, and Johnny Depp, who they tease but don't really show. They're building this up to be quite the spectacle come Christmas-time, but for now we get a quick tease (without any singing featured as of yet) of the world and characters we'll be spending time with. How does it look?
Since most of the movie-going public is obsessed with the faces they see on the screen much more than the ones behind the camera, it takes a special kind of talent to gain acclaim and accolades to become known for a craft in Hollywood that isn't acting or directing. But one such talent was Dick Smith, nicknamed the "Godfather of Make-Up" for his incredible work as, you guessed it, a make-up artist. Literally living up to his name, Smith was responsible for impressive work in Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, making Marlon Brando look a little less handsome with a lot more jowels. But today, Variety reports the make-up legend with nearly 70 years of amazing work in the entertainment industry has passed away at 92 years old.
Following supporting roles in the Best Picture winning Argo, it looks like John Goodman and Bryan Cranston will deal with the Hollywood of the past all over again. The Wrap reports Goodman is joining Cranston in Trumbo, the periods drama from director Jay Roach which features the "Breaking Bad" star as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, the writer of classics like Spartacus and Roman Holiday who was blacklisted and sent to prison during the Red Scare when the House UnAmerican Activities Committee (HUAC) was questioning Hollywood talents about Communist ties, forcing many, like Trumbo, to have pseudonyms.
"That's what I'm talking about - you're Birdman!" Fox Searchlight has unveiled an extended (nearly 3 minutes long!) new trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, which will be getting a centerpiece unveiling at the Venice, Telluride and New York Film Festivals. Michael Keaton stars as washed up actor Riggan Thomson, who once played the character Birdman, struggling to figure out meaning to his life when he decides to put on one last show. Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan and Zach Galifianakis all co-star with Keaton. This trailer is more straightforward than the last one, telling more of Birdman's actual story, but I still love all the music, I love the humor, I really can't wait to see this.
"Those guys must work out." They have returned. Nickelodeon has unveiled the first official trailer for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, the sequel to the hit SpongeBob SquarePants movie from 10 years ago. This first trailer introduces us to the story, the pirate villain, and the concept behind why they end up in real life as 3D CG animated characters. The cast is all back including Tom Kenny as SpongeBob (and Gary the Snail), Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick, Rodger Bumpass as Squidward, plus yes, Antonio Banderas as Alameda Jack, and Clancy Brown as Mr. Krabs. I will say this actually seems like a lot of good fun, enjoy.
After having his head tattooed in Horrible Bosses, Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx will end up getting one on his face next. Variety has word that Foxx will be getting into the boxing ring to play iconic boxer Mike Tyson in a biopic that will be written by "Boardwalk Empire" creator and The Wolf of Wall Street scribe Terence Winter. The film will be produced by Rick Yorn, who also happens to be Foxx's manager, and it will be shopped to a studio once the entire package is put together. But the real question is how will Foxx, at 47 years of age, be able to play Tyson in his younger years. Well, the boxer himself has the answer. Read on!
We're just a couple days from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy blowing everybody away on the big screen, making what used to be just an obscure comic book title into a household name. And to give one last push to the film starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista along with the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel, the comic book studio has unleashed a cool LEGO version of a TV spot for the cosmic adventure by Marvel/LEGO fan and YouTube star Forrest Whaley. It's pretty damn impressive, and it makes me want to go out and get some of the LEGO sets from the movie, or just see the movie again.