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Michael C. Hall Kills Again in First Trailer for Indie Drama 'Cold in July'

Cold in July

While many are used to seeing Michael C. Hall kill someone with no problem on the now completed Showtime drama series "Dexter," his role as a killer in the Sundance selected drama Cold in July is a little different. Complete with a terrible haircut, Hall plays Richard Dane, a man who ends up fatally shooting a home invader to death. But the real tension begins when the dead intruder's father (Sam Shepard) is released from prison, and seeks out revenge by targeting Richard's young son. This looks like quite an intense thriller, with a solid performance from Hall. We missed it at Sundance, but will certainly seek it out.

 Posted April 16 in Indies, Sundance 14, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Has a Clip After 'Amazing Spider-Man 2'

X-Men: Days of Future Past / The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Following last night's final trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, not to mention this morning's revelation that Anna Paquin will have a brief appearance as Rogue in the film after all, that's not all the news for the comic book sequel we have. Empire has learned that the film will actually be teased after the credits of The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But before anyone gets too excited, this isn't like a Marvel Studios credits scene that will tie the two franchises together (X-Men is at Fox while Spider-Man is at Sony), but merely a collaboration between the two studios to tease another comic book blockbuster. More below!

 Posted April 16 in Hype, Marvel, Movie News | Comments

First Poster for Paul Haggis' Drama 'Third Person' Blows in the Wind

Third Person

Following yesterday's international trailer for the Toronto Film Festival selected Third Person, the first poster for the film's release in the United States has arrived, but the film doesn't yet have a date to hit theaters. If you look hard enough, you can see Liam Neeson in the background, and we're not sure why he's being given top billing since the film follows him along with Adrien Brody and James Franco, with all of their stories in Paris Rome and New York (respectively) intersecting somehow. The dress blowing away like paper is a nice touch, but after yesterday's trailer, we're not all that excited to see the film itself.

 Posted April 16 in Hype, Posters | Comments

Jaden Smith & Liev Schreiber Find Period Drama in 'Good Lord Bird'

Jaden Smith / Good Lord Bird

So far rising star Jaden Smith, son of box office superstar Will Smith, has only taken on big studio films like After Earth and the remake of The Karate Kid (with a sequel still on the way). Now Deadline reports he's going to really test his acting chops with a lower profile, powerful period drama called The Good Lord Bird, based on the book of the same name by James McBride. The story follows Henry ‘Onion’ Shackleford (Smith), a young slave who links up with radical abolitionist John Brown (Liev Schreiber of Goon and "Ray Donovan") in 1856 Kansas, traveling the nation with his motley crew of freedom fighters. More below!

 Posted April 16 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

First Golden Teaser Poster for Horror Reboot 'Leprechaun: Origins'

Leprechaun: Origins

"A horror icon is reborn." That might be a little too liberal use of the word "icon." Yes, there's been plenty of Leprechaun films in the past, but they've all been B-movie level horror movies (some even worse), many never even hitting the big screen and going straight-to-DVD. But the tiny little bastard is making a comeback with Leprechaun: Origins, and now Lionsgate and WWE Films have released the golden teaser poster for the horror reboot starring wrestler Dylan "Hornswoggle" Postl in the role originated by Warwick Davis. This likely means the first trailer is also coming sometime soon, so stay tuned. Look below!

 Posted April 16 in Horror, Hype, Posters | Comments

Anna Paquin Will Show Up in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' After All

Anna Paquin

Just before Christmas last year, some disappointing news came from director Bryan Singer about a certain mutant not making the cut in X-Men: Days of Future Past. A certain sequence in the film had already ended up on the cutting room floor, and while Singer liked the sequence, it just became extraneous and he said, "it was the one and only sequence Anna Paquin was in, the Rogue character was in." However, it appears Paquin will end up in the film after all. Some observant eyes at BuzzFeed noticed the actress' name still in the credits at the end of last night's awesome final trailer, and they found out more info. Read on!

 Posted April 16 in Marvel, Movie News | Comments

Watch: New Footage in a Quick 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Featurette

Guardians of the Galaxy

As of now, we've only seen one trailer for Marvel's cosmic assembly of heroes in Guardians of the Galaxy, but once the blockbuster summer kicks into full gear, we'll be bound to see a full theatrical trailer at some point. In the meantime, why not check out a brief new featurette that aired during last night's episode of Marvel's series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," which has been shaken up quite a bit since Captain America: The Winter Soldier hit theaters. There's some brief bits of new footage, including Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel as Rocket Racoon and Groot, and it's a short but sweet look behind the scenes.

 Posted April 16 in Featurette, Marvel, To Watch | Comments

Must Watch: Final Astounding 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Trailer

X-Men: Days of Future Past

With the film just over a month away, it's time for the final trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, and if you're not fully excited for this sequel after watching it, we're not sure what to tell you. This promises to be the biggest X-Men film to date, which is crazy since X-Men: Apocalypse could be even bigger. But it's hard to argue with the presence of this positively massive cast that includes the young X-Men: First Class crew, and the veteran original X-Men franchise cast brought to life by Bryan Singer. We're still trying to keep our hype in check, but we can't help our growing anticipation after this last tease. It features everyone from Magneto to Kitty Pryde, Beast to Mystique, Quicksilver to Iceman, and of course, Professor X. Enjoy!

 Posted April 15 in Marvel, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Will Ferrell & John C. Reilly Back with Adam McKay as 'Border Guards'

John C. Reilly / Will Ferrell

Perhaps one of the funniest comedic duos of the past 10 years is that of John C. Reilly and Will Ferrell. While they've only teamed up on Step Brothers and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, they've done plenty of random hilarity online and on the small screen. Last fall we heard Ferrell and Reilly would reteam for a film called Devil's Night, but we're not sure when that project will come together. Now Deadline has word that the hilarious actors will reunite on another project called Border Guards, scripted by In the Loop writer Jesse Armstrong, with Step Brothers helmer Adam McKay circling as director.

 Posted April 15 in Casting, Development, Movie News | Comments

'Back to the Future II' Inspired Documentary Focuses on 2015 Tech

Back to the Future Part II

Though the HUVr tech hoverboards inspired by Back to the Future Part II turned out to be an obvious hoax, at least Nike's power laces are a real thing coming in 2015. The fact that we're able to talk about these things so commonly, and most of the general population knows what we're talking about, just goes to show you how engrained the Robert Zemeckis' time traveling trilogy has been on pop culture. In fact, the technology "created" to populate the year 2015 in the sequel has been referenced and used as inspiration for real science for decades. Now a new documentary aims to explore just how accurate the film's prediction of future technology turned out to be or how far we are from realizing Zemeckis' film vision of 2015. Read on!

 Posted April 15 in Docs, Kickstart This, To Watch | Comments

Watch: Spotlight on Fantastic Stunt Work in 'Captain America' & More

Taking the Fall

If you're a cinephile, you know a lot of hard work from a hell of a lot of people goes into making movie magic possible. But perhaps one of the most overlooked performers in some of the most popular movies to hit theaters are the stunt men and women who put themselves into harm's way when the action gets a little too dangerous. CBS Sunday Morning (via Movies.com) recently did a 10-minute profile on stuntwork in feature films with a special focus on Sam Hargrave, the stunt double who steps in for Chris Evans when things get too tough on the set of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. There's also a short look back at the history of stunts on the big screen, and the profession that deserves its own Academy Award category.

 Posted April 15 in Marvel, To Watch | Comments

Elizabeth Banks Causes Trouble in 'Walk of Shame' Red Band Trailer

Walk of Shame

Following a somewhat underwhelming trailer earlier this year for the comedy Walk of Shame starring Elizabeth Banks, a second red band trailer offers a slightly better look at the comedy. While the terrible audio editing in the first half of the trailer is thoroughly distracting, Banks shines as she runs around Los Angeles, trying to get her car back in order to make it to the most important job interview of her career as a news anchorwoman. Meanwhile, her one-night-stand James Marsden and friends Gillian Jacobs and Sarah Wright are in hot pursuit, trying to end her long night from hell with a happy ending. Watch below!

 Posted April 15 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Universal Also Using Paul Walker's Brothers to Finish 'Fast & Furious 7'

Paul Walker with Caleb and Cody Walker

When production resumed on Fast & Furious 7 towards the end of last month, it was revealed that body doubles coupled with the use of visual effects would help director James Wan and the production team of the actions sequel to finish the film in the wake of the death of franchise star Paul Walker. Now Universal has revealed another way they're able to finish the film without the late Walker. The studio has commissioned Walker's brothers Caleb & Cody Walker to help out a bit. The studio says, "Caleb and Cody are helping us complete some remaining action for their brother and fill in small gaps left in production."

 Posted April 15 in Movie News | Comments

Second 'Friday the 13th' Reboot Eyes 'V/H/S' Director David Bruckner

Friday the 13th

Just before Thanksgiving last year, we learned that Platinum Dunes decided to try out another reboot of Friday the 13th with Paramount Pictures already staking out a release date on March 13th, 2015, which just so happens to be a Friday. Now the project is rounding up some talent to make it happen, and it gives us some semblance of hope for a horror film that already had a reboot as recent as 2009. Apparently it wasn't good enough to just keep the franchise going from there, and now The Wrap reports David Bruckner, who directed the segment "Amateur Night" in the horror anthology V/H/S is being eyed to direct the new film.

 Posted April 15 in Development, Horror, Movie News | Comments

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