This fall, Steve Carell gets into family film mode with the adaptation of the beloved children's book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. While the book focuses on a terrible day in the life of a kid, the film adaptation spreads the bad day to the entire family. Carell and Jennifer Garner lead the family as the mother and father, with relatively unknown child actor Ed Oxenbould taking the titular lead who wakes up with gum stuck in his hair. A first look photo shows the family in the middle of their horrible day as something seems to have gotten inside their house. Look!
One of the most anticipated comedies of 2014 is the new feature from writer/director Seth MacFarlane. Following up his feature debut Ted, MacFarlane once again writes/directs and stars in a comedy, this one a western titled A Million Ways to Die in the West. We've been waiting to see any glimpse of the movie and now have a photo showing our four main characters: Seth MacFarlane as Albert plus Charlize Theron standing next to him; with Neil Patrick Harris as Foy standing next to Amanda Seyfried, the main love interest. Liam Neeson and Giovanni Ribisi aren't pictured, and it's not a revealing shot, but it is something.
In a still that mimics the concept art that popped up at Comic-Con earlier this summer, the first official photo from Marvel's cosmic superhero ensemble Guardians of the Galaxy has arrived. This was actually a funny scene in the footage shown in Hall H earlier this summer, where the ragtag team of space misfits were gathered for some unknown reason. We finally get a look at the fully rendered versions of Rocket Racoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper) and Groot (voice by Vin Diesel) along with heavily made-up Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista, with Chris Pratt being the most normal looking one in the bunch. Look!
The new cover of Empire last week gave us our first photo of Sebastian Stan as the new villain on the scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Now some new photos from that issue have surfaced to gives us a glimpse at a scene only teased in the teaser trailer and extended preview shown before Thor: The Dark World. One features the villain holding the shield of Captain America (Chris Evans) during a street battle (which has also been teased in the trailer), while another shows Scarlett Johansson in action as well. There's also a new shot of Cap and Robert Redford speaking with Samuel L. Jackson. Look now!
In what might be the first time we've seen the Biblical figure of Moses without long hair, the first look photo from Ridley Scott's epic Exodus has arrived with a glimpse at Christian Bale as the man who speaks to a burning bush. It's a simple photo featuring Bale atop a horse as the slaves of the Pharaoh Rhamses II (Joel Edgerton) build monuments in the desert. Scott's film will follow Moses from his near death as an infant to his adoption into the Egyptian royal family, as well as his defiance of the Pharaoh and deliverance of the Hebrews from enslavement. Are we looking at a return to awards season worthiness for Scott? Look!
Take a good look - is this man a killer? One of the next big roles for Ben Affleck before he starts playing Batman is the lead in the next David Fincher movie, titled Gone Girl, adapted from Gillian Flynn's novel about a wife who goes missing on the fifth wedding anniversary. Affleck stars as the husband, along with Rosamund Pike as his wife and a cast including Neil Patrick Harris, Casey Wilson, Scoot McNairy and Tyler Perry. The first look shot just shows Affleck addressing a crowd at a mic, with a missing persons photo in the background. It's still a good early tease for the next Fincher mystery movie due out next year.
Both the first teaser trailer and the five-minute preview that played before Thor: The Dark World in IMAX have given us a brief glimpse at the villain in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. However, we've yet to get a good still image of Sebastian Stan as one of the more iconic villains from Cap's history. Now Empire has delivered our first promo image featuring the metal-armed bad guy, along with a proper shot of Chris Evans in his new navy blue suit, and Scarlett Johansson with her d hair (which probably shaves a lot of time off her morning routine). It's nothing special, but The Winter Soldier looks bad ass. Look below!
Following a busy year that including roles as a bad guy in Star Trek Into Darkness, a fire-breathing dragon in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, a headline making hacker in The Fifth Estate, a reasonable slave owner in 12 Years a Slave and one of a large ensemble family in August: Osage County, we have the first look at a 2014 film with Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead. In The Imitation Game, the actor plays Alan Turing, an important man of UK history said to be the father of computer science as he played a pivotal role in the creation of the modern computer. The script made the Black List, so it's bound to be a good one.
Hello there - time to meet Groot. In the midst of this chilly holiday weekend, Vin Diesel has debuted a photo of himself posing with a maquette of his character from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. His character is the sentient tree alien, the "Monarch of Planet X" better known as Groot, and Diesel is voicing the character. The shot appeared on his Facebook and was later tweeted out by director James Gunn with the message "Vin Diesel is a super awesome dude. I can't tell you how much I like this guy" and not much more. Marvel.com then posted the photo as official casting confirmation, if we didn't already know that (confirming he's likely not playing Thanos, but you never know). It's only a statue, but still a cool first look.
After Gary Oldman faced Tom Hardy as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, the two stupendous actors are together again, but even further in the past than their collaboration in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. Set during the time of Stalin, the new thriller Child 44 follows Hardy as a security guard and former war hero investigating a series of child murders, catching the attention of the government that is trying to hide them for some reason. Oldman plays the head of the police looking into this scary conspiracy and Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) plays his wife. Now we have some first look photos with the stars in the 2014 film.
Christopher Nolan's frequent cinematographer Wally Pfister is making his feature directorial debut with Transcendence, a new sci-fi film set up at Warner Bros. starring Johnny Depp. We caught a brief glimpse of the film this past summer, but now the first official photos from the film have arrived. They show Depp giving some kind of lecture, not unlike Steve Jobs, and then another photo shows him on a couple screens as Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy and Rebecca Hall look on. That last photo seems to show Depp after his character's brain has been uploaded into a super computer prototype to save him from a group of anti-technology terrorists trying to assassinate him. We should be getting a trailer soon. Look!
While there was once the prospect of teaming Robert Downey Jr. up with Jack Nicholson, instead it will be Robert Duvall taking the title role of The Judge, who also happens to be the father of a big-city lawyer (Downey) who returns home after the death of his mother to learn his estranged father is suspected of her murder. Now we have a first look photo from the film arriving next fall featuring Duvall shaking a finger and Downey for some reason. What's most interesting about this film is Wedding Crashers and The Change-Up director David Dobkin is at the helm, and he hasn't made a film that wasn't a straight-up comedy before.
With missteps like Green Lantern, The Change-Up and R.I.P.D. over the past couple years, Ryan Reynolds has struggled to find another hit. Safe House wasn't a failure and The Croods was a hit (but animated films don't really help to boost an actor's career), but Reynolds needs some help. Here's hoping a return to the indie world with The Voices will get Reynolds some acclaim. The story follows Jerry Hickfang (Reynolds) as he accidentally kills a woman he works with and falls for at a bathroom fixtures factory, only to begin taking follow-up advice from his evil, foul-mouthed cat Mr. Whiskers and the more benevolent dog Bosco. Now we have a first look at the film debuting at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival next month. Look!
Comedian David Cross has been in all sorts of staple entertainment from his revered turn as Tobias Funke in "Arrested Development" to small appearances in films like Men in Black, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and unfortunately Alvin and the Chipmunks (everyone needs a paycheck). Now Cross is getting behind the camera for his feature directorial debut with Hits, a dark comedy exploring fame in the YouTube era with a focus on a small town in upstate New York where people have unrealistic expectations about their lives. Comedians Matt Walsh, James Adomian, Derek Waters and more star in the film, and we have the first look photos for the film which will premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival next month. Look!