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Yep, we're the ones posting an entire news story about a logo for a movie. But this is for a movie we might just call our most anticipated movie in the works at the moment. So, why not. Plus it looks pretty damn cool. With the first trailer for Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi movie Interstellar set to debut in front of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug this weekend, we're finally going to get a glimpse what Nolan has been hiding this whole time. Until then, our very first tease comes in the form of this logo, simply a black & white design with a bit of flare coming off of some dark round object. That is likely the wormhole mentioned in the current synopsis going around, but I'm sure more will be revealed in the trailer this weekend. View below.
"You always think you'd seen everything, you always think you would run out of stuff, but it's just not possible." While Blockbuster may be dead, the "video store" still lives on thanks to independent shops like Cinefile Video in LA, Kim's Video in New York and Scarecrow Video in Seattle. You may not be familiar with that last one, but this fascinating short doc/video will get you up to speed with Scarecrow. Produced by David Chen of SlashFilm, the video takes us inside the doors of the self-proclaimed "largest independent video store" in the world, exploring their massive collection with the help of enthusiastic employees. Enjoy!
Electro Arrives on New Years Eve. And he's not going to be happy. Hidden in the trailer (see above shot at 2:08 into it) for Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 that just arrived last week is a viral URL for a website. It took fans a week to discover the URL, but SuperHeroHype spotted it and wrote about it. The site, titled Electro Arrives, currently shows Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn looking at a countdown timer and nothing else. The countdown ends around New Years Eve, which links to the Spidey promo happening in Times Square. Which means Electro is going to show up ("arrives") and blow that place out - awesome. Right as Spidey swings in, I bet Electro will show up too and black out Times Square. This should be fun.
Bard. Zeus. Aramis. Apollo. Shaw. Welsh actor Luke Evans seems to play characters that often have short names, but powerful voices. He's on the rise recently and will break out big with his latest role as Bard the Bowman in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit trilogy. He didn't even get the job until halfway through shooting the first movie, then went down to New Zealand for a year and a half of filming, now he's about to go down in history as Lake-town's savior. I first met and interviewed Luke back in 2011 discussing Immortals, and I followed up with him for another interview this year about Bard, The Hobbit, Dracula, The Crow and more.
"Come find me when you wake up!" Warner Bros has unleashed the first teaser trailer for the sci-fi time loop movie Edge of Tomorrow, formerly known as All You Need is Kill, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt. Taking place in the distant future during war between a race of aliens called Mimics and the human race, the movie involves Cruise being caught in a time loop, having to fight the same battle over and over. We got our first glimpse of this at Comic-Con, but this trailer is packed with gritty war action and it looks damn good. Bill Paxton and Jeremy Piven are in this too, but the story and action are the stars.
The nominees for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have just been announced today. Yet another awards show in the very top tier (which also includes the Golden Globes and Academy Awards) is the Screen Actors Guilds Awards, where the actors themselves choose the best performances from amongst their peers. These noms are usually similar to the Oscars. This year there is a very big set of contenders for acting awards, and it's interesting (and also exciting) to see who made the cut. Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave earned the most nominations, with 4 in total including Best Ensemble Cast. Full list of noms below.
The War continues. Paramount has signed a deal with Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona, best known as just J.A. Bayona, to direct the World War Z sequel in development. After thwarting bad buzz to earn an impressive $540 million at the global box office, Paramount and Skydance Prods. are already moving forward on a sequel to the
zombie action movie based on Max Brooks' bestselling novel of the same name. Bayona last directed The Impossible, which got one Oscar nomination, and broke out with the 2007 horror film The Orphanage. Few details have been revealed about a sequel, but at least they found a good director.
"Frankly, none of us have faced a situation quite like this before." He's here. Warner Bros has debuted the first trailer for Godzilla, a brand new take on the classic giant Japanese lizard monster, being directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters). This ain't no wimpy teaser, this is a full-on 2 1/2 minute trailer packed with smokey glimpses of the giant monster(s) and some gritty, epic action. This movie looks huge in scale and badass in every way (love the opening scene). Aaron Taylor-Johnson stars along with Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe & David Strathairn. Hell of a trailer. This looks so f&!kin' awesome.
Meet Kiki. So this technically isn't a remake, rather a re-adaptation of the children's novel that this story is originally from. However, most of us are familiar with Kiki's Delivery Service as one of the many great Studio Ghibli animated movies. This one was originally released in 1989, directed by Hayao Miyazaki, and is a charming, cute film about a young witch and her cat. There's now a live-action version of Kiki's Delivery Service, starring Fuka Koshiba as Kiki (above) directed by The Grudge creator Takashi Shimizu, and the first Japanese trailer has just arrived. It's pretty much exactly what you're expecting - but still looks fun.
"Your Earth is a very small part of a very large industry." Holy shit. Drop everything now and watch this. The next movie from the Wachowskis is an epic sci-fi space opera called Jupiter Ascending, starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, plus Sean Bean being badass as always. The first trailer has arrived, as the film was shot this year and will be released in the thick of next summer. It looks big, bold, epic and potentially like a mess, but I am a huge Wachowskis fan and apologist, and this plays right to me. I believe we're in for something very special and those of us who can see it should pick up on it in the trailer. Enjoy!
Get ready for hell. With the first trailer for Doug Liman's sci-fi time loop movie Edge of Tomorrow, formerly known as All You Need is Kill (based on the book titled), due out in a few days this week, marketing is finally launching. The first teases we're getting are from a viral twitter acting as an embedded journalist in the European Army's United Defense Force (UDF). He's in Verdun, France posting photos and updates as "the Edge of Tomorrow war feed." There are glimpses of Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, but the trailer is what we're really waiting to see. These actually look like bits of the trailer, or a scene, that they've cut up.
Time for the premieres! Every new year brings us another Sundance Film Festival and with only 38 days until Sundance 2013 kicks off on January 16th, Sundance has officially announced more of their line-up following the In-Competition selection and Midnight & Spotlight last week, mainly the coveted Premieres category, 28 narrative features and docs, at the world's greatest, snowiest film festival in January. Finally this is where The Raid 2 shows up, I was expecting it in the Midnight line-up, but it's a big bad premiere. A few other gems like A Most Wanted Man and Nick Offerman's one-man show on here, too. Full lists below.
"You wanted to help? Well, this is your chance." With the first trailer for Gareth Edwards' new Godzilla movie due out tomorrow (Tuesday), viral marketing has kicked in for the monster movie. Late on Sunday the @GodzillaMovie account tweeted the link to a Chinese news article on Mtime referencing photos of the "world's largest sinkhole" and details that link to a viral site/company called M.U.T.O. The tag they used when linking was: "Who Are M.U.T.O.?" Good question. They seem a bit similar to Pacific Rim's PPDC (Pan Pacific Defense Corps) or something designed to track down these monsters. We'll have to wait and find out.
"You just love people 'cause you love 'em." Roadside has debuted a trailer for Andrew Fleming's Barefoot, a very quirky romantic comedy starring Evan Rachel Wood and Scott Speedman. As is pretty much the usual, it's about two people at odds who eventually fall in love after being brought together. This time the guy is Speedman, a "black sheep" son of a wealthy family, and the girl is not what I expected - Evan Rachel Wood playing a bit young, a bit kooky, but still quirky, fun and likeable. The cast includes J.K. Simmons, Treat Williams and Kate Burton. This doesn't look that bad, but doesn't look that good either. Have fun.