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First Look Photos: Another Toy Heads to the Big Screen in 'Max Steel'

Max Steel

If The LEGO Movie, Transformers and G.I. Joe just isn't enough toy based movies for your kids to enjoy, then you're probably in the mood for Max Steel. The first photos from the film based on the toy and animated series of the same name have arrived showing off Ben Winchell as Max McGrath, a teenage boy who learns he has hidden powers that when combined with an extraterrestrial friend named Steel, (see, it's the title!) produce the universe's most powerful energy. Andy Garcia and Maria Bello also star in the film, because everyone needs a paycheck. This looks pretty cheesy, and likely just for kids, but they don't really make films like this just for the young ones anymore, so maybe it'll be fun for them. Photos below!

 Posted July 3 in First Look, Photos, SciFi | Comments

First Look: Sacha Baron Cohen's Shaggy Soccer Hooligan in 'Grimsby'

Grimsby

Now that the USA is pretty much out of the running for any glory in the World Cup, the country will probably go back to not caring about soccer. But Sony Pictures is probably hoping that all the buzz around the beloved sport (at least around the rest of the world) will help get more people interested in their comedy Grimsby. The film stars Sacha Baron Cohen as a soccer hooligan forced to team up with his a British black ops agent brother (Mark Strong), and now we have a first look at the Borat star in the film, thanks to Monty Python troupe member Eric Idle, who ran into Cohen in the United Kingdom and posted to Twitter.

 Posted July 3 in First Look, Photos | Comments

Kristen Stewart in Guantanamo Bay Drama 'Camp X-Ray' Photos

Camp X-Ray

Following a debut at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, IFC Films picked up the Guantanamo Bay drama Camp X-Ray starring The Twilight Saga star Kristen Stewart. The film follows a female soldier stationed at the infamous detainment facility for prisoners capture during the War on Terror. It's a timely setting for a promising story, but unfortunately, I found little to like about the film which felt contrived, cliche and melodramatic, with a performance that sadly did little to convince me that Stewart is a gifted actress. Anyway, some new photos from the film have surfaced, so there's likely a trailer coming soon. Look!

 Posted July 3 in First Look, Photos | Comments

First Photo of Henry Cavill in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

He's back!! Warner Bros has dropped off the first official photo of Henry Cavill as Superman in the sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, currently in production. This compliments that first moody black & white photo of Ben Affleck as the Batman, which was our very first shot from the sequel. Thanks to an early leak of Henry Cavill on set supporting a charity, Warner Bros has followed-up and just put out this very comic book-like shot of Superman standing in the rain, with his full Superman outfit. There certainly seem to be a few tweaks (like extra ribbing underneath his actual ribs), but it otherwise looks quite similar.

 Posted July 3 in DC, First Look, Hype, Photos | Comments

First Look: New Images of Christian Bale in 'Exodus: Gods & Kings'

Exodus: Gods & Kings

We've seen just one image of Christian Bale from Ridley Scott's next film, the Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. But now some more images from the film have surfaced, showing off the size and scope of the film following Bale as Moses as he begins a revolution against Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, played by Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby). We finally get to see Edgerton looking much more tan, along with our first look at Sigourney Weaver as Tuya, mother of Ramses, and Ben Kingsley as well. There's a great story at EW about Aaron Paul having an adverse reaction to the camel smell on set, but can you spot him?

 Posted July 1 in First Look, Photos | Comments

First Look: Fassbender & Smit-McPhee in John Maclean's 'Slow West'

Slow West

Fassbender and Smit-McPhee, friends and foes, fighting their way across America. The first look photo for a new western titled Slow West has debuted online. From John Maclean, making his feature debut after a few shorts with Fassbender, the film is about a boy who travels from Scotland to Colorado to be reunite with the woman with the women he loves, but discovers that America is not exactly a very forgiving place. Kodi Smit-McPhee stars as 17-year-old Jay, and Michael Fassbender as his mysterious paid-for protector Silas. It's just one photo, but Fassbender chomping on a cigar and shaving with a knife makes it all worth it.

 Posted June 30 in First Look, Indies, Photos | Comments

First Look: Cary Fukunaga's 'Beasts of No Nation' Starring Idris Elba

Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation

Whoa - do not mess with this guy. A first look photo for the new film from "True Detective" director Cary Fukunaga has been unveiled, showing Idris Elba in full regalia as a tough-looking commander of a West African unit of guerrilla fighters. The film is titled Beasts of No Nation is an adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala's novel of the same name, following a young boy who is taken from his home and raised by this gang of guerrilla fighters. From the sounds of it, they're planning to tell an "inside" story of what it's like in these groups, how one boy can be raised to be so violent and disillusioned. I definitely want to see more from this.

 Posted June 27 in First Look, Indies, Photos | Comments

First Look: Tom Hardy & Charlize Theron in 'Mad Max: Fury Road'

Mad Max: Fury Road

We've been waiting a long time to see Mad Max: Fury Road, a reboot of the post-apocalyptic adventure hero that Mel Gibson played so many years ago. It's been years since the film started shooting, and the project has been kept under tight wraps, but with the film set for release next summer, the hype machine has finally kicked off with a first good look at Tom Hardy in the title lead role, along with Charlize Theron, sporting a shaved head and a bionic arm. On the film, director George Miller says, "I wanted to tell a linear story–a chase that starts as the movie begins and continues for 110 minutes. In this crucible of very intense action, the characters are revealed.” We can't wait to see more sometime soon. Look below!

 Posted June 25 in First Look, Photos | Comments

Luke Evans is Cloaked in Bats on First Poster for 'Dracula Untold'

Dracula Untold

Meet Vlad the Impaler. Formerly known as Dracula Year Zero, we finally have our first look at what's now known as Dracula Untold, one of a few Dracula/Vlad movies in the works (the others being Eli Roth's Harker and The Last Voyage of the Demeter). Welsh actor Luke Evans stars in this movie as Vlad Tepes (seen above), better known in history as Vlad the Impaler, in the very dark story of how he becomes Dracula. I talked with Luke about this movie in my interview with him last year, as he had just finished filming, now we finally get a first look in the form of a poster + photo. Solid design, I like the armor, curious to see more.

 Posted June 16 in First Look, Posters | Comments

First Look: Tom Hardy Doubles Down as Criminal Twins in 'Legend'

Legend

Back in February, we learned that Inception and The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy would star in Legend as twin gangster brothers Ronald and Reginald Kray, known for their criminal activities in London throughout the 50s and 60s. Director Brian Helgeland (Payback, 42) is at the helm of the film, and now we have a first look photo of Hardy as both of the brothers. And through the magic of photoshop or special effects, we see them both in the same image. There's a clear difference between the two characters, despite being identical twins, and we can't wait to see how Hardy fares with both performances. Look now!

 Posted June 12 in First Look, Photos | Comments

First Look: 'Jurassic World' Photos Show Chris Pratt But No Dinos

Jurassic World

Director Colin Trevorrow recently made the bold move of owning up to some big rumors about the major plot points and setting of the forthcoming sequel Jurassic World. We now know the park is fully operational, and the new owners of the theme park have taken some risks with genetics that may make some of the dinosaurs on the island even more dangerous than they were in their prime prehistoric time. However, we don't get to see any of those dinosaurs in a few new first look photos that have popped up. But we do get to see Chris Pratt for the first time, and also a shot of Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins. Look!

 Posted June 12 in First Look, Photos | Comments

Robert Downey Jr. & Robert Duvall Go to Court in 'The Judge' Photo

The Judge

We've seen just one photo from the forthcoming drama The Judge starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall, but with the film arriving in October of this year, there's likely a trailer coming right around the corner. In the meantime, one more photo has shown up that fits more in line with the title of the film as it finds Downey and Duvall sitting in court. Downey plays an attorney returning to his hometown for his mother's funeral. Although Duvall's character is the town judge, he's also the only suspect in a murder and Downey must balance the many years of estrangement and emotional distance in order to find the truth.

 Posted June 11 in First Look, Photos | Comments

First Look: 'Paddington' Comes to Life Overseas in Live-Action Film

Paddington

The childhood favorite bear Paddington is hitting theaters in the United Kingdom this fall, but it arrives not too long afterwards here in the United Sates in December. We've already seen a teaser trailer, but it didn't give us a full look at the raincoat donning bear. Now a couple first look photos have surface showing the bear in front of Buckingham Palace and also getting into some mischief on top of a refrigerator in the kitchen. Still photos of visual effects never look all that great, but there's something about the bear's face that doesn't quite work, and it seems to be the eyes lacking life. Hopefully he looks better in action. Look!

 Posted June 10 in First Look, Photos | Comments

Hugh Jackman Shows Off Bald & Bearded Look in Joe Wright's 'Pan'

Hugh Jackman

Besides having the trademark mutton chops and hair as Wolverine in all of the X-Men films, Hugh Jackman doesn't usually have to drastically change the style of his hair, both on his head and on his face. Les Miserables required a drastic transformation, but otherwise, he's mostly looked like himself. Now Jackman has shown off a new bald and bearded look as the villain Blackbeard in Pan, the new adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic fantasy adventure from director Joe Wright. Jackman had a full head of hair at the Tony awards last weekend, but now he has a clean-shaven head. Or maybe it's a really good bald cap. Look!

 Posted June 10 in First Look, Photos | Comments

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