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Tonight will bring the first teaser trailer for Marvel's second summer release this year, Ant-Man. The film stars Paul Rudd, entering new territory as a thief turned superhero who can shrink down to the size of an ant. And hot on the heels of an ant-sized teaser for the film (along with the human-sized one shortly thereafter), the superhero now gets a teaser poster that is actually pretty bold. It shows our title hero, but he's super tiny, amidst a pure white background along with just a title and a date. That's a great teaser poster, and I'm impressed they didn't even use the star power of Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas. Look!
"Two-thousand-fifteen! You mean – we're in the future?!" It's 2015! It's finally here, the year when we get another Avengers movie and a new Star Wars movie, not to mention Jurassic World and Mad Max. With the new year underway, friend of the site Nick Bosworth has cut together another one of his mashup videos, but instead of a retrospective on the year past he's looking forward at the year ahead - 2015. The video is just a quick glimpse at some of the Hollywood movies on the line-up for 2015 (and a fun nod to Back to the Future: Part II) and should get you excited for all we have in store, even if the first few months are filled with boring releases. Then again, maybe there are some great films coming up pretty soon. Fire it up below.
The latest film from director Paul Thomas Anderson has gotten a wide release in theaters yet, but Inherent Vice will be at your nearby theater soon enough. But if you're amongst the limited theater crowd, and you've already partaken in the drug-fueled, detective story (Sound Off here) that is thoroughly engaging and mind-boggling, then you'll want to check out one of the recent episodes of comedian Marc Maron's spectacular podcast "WTF with Marc Maron." It's a two-hour discussion talking about everything from living in Los Angeles to his attraction to Boogie Nights, as well as growing up in show biz and much more.
Well, it's not really Captain America, but the Marvel Studios' franchise star Chris Evans heads to battle in a new Chinese live-action advertisement for Call of Duty Online. Part of this advertisement made its way online during the holidays, but now the full live-action ad is available online, and Evans is definitely painted as the hero. It's a shame that there isn't some kind of cool code where Captain America is a playable character or you can unlock Cap's shield as a weapon, but this is still a pretty cool advertisement, not unlike the one for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare featuring Taylor Kitsch as the main soldier. Watch it below!
Yesterday, Marvel Studios trolled their loyal audience by releasing an "ant sized" teaser for the forthcoming trailer for this summer's release of Ant-Man. The video was super small, making it impossible to see anything, even if you zoomed in. But today they've released a human-sized version for consumption. However, since it's a teaser for a teaser trailer (yeah, we're rolling our eyes too), it doesn't show much. Though we do get a couple good shots of Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll in the film, plus another look at Paul Rudd looking a bit rough. Don't worry though, because the full teaser trailer arrives on Tuesday, January 6th, with the premiere of "Agent Carter" on ABC, and we'll have it online shortly thereafter.
Now that it's 2015, that means The Avengers: Age of Ultron officially arrives in just under four months. And Marvel Studios is ready to unveil a new trailer. And even though the television debut of last year's teaser trailer was ruined by a leak online, the second trailer will try again to premiere on the air during 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship on ESPN, on January 12th at 8:30pm ET. Disney owns both ESPN and Marvel, so how about that for some synergy? And if you're the kind of person who just can't wait to see the trailer in 10 days, a teaser of the trailer has been released to whet your appetite. Watch it!
If you haven't gotten a chance to see Interstellar yet, the Christopher Nolan directed film is still playing in theaters amidst all the releases that arrived on Christmas Day. But for those who have already seen the film, now you can take the time to examine a scene, complete with some narration from Nolan himself explaining the anatomy of the scene. The particular sequence highlighted is Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway landing on the water planet. What's impressive is hearing just how little visual effects are in the sequence, using lifesize ships with cameras both inside and outside, and no green screen. Watch!
News on the Star Wars: The Force Awakens front has slowed down considerably since the release of the teaser trailer last month, but the excitement level is still high. That's why we're pretty sure you'll want to check out a couple new glamor shots of the Millennium Falcon, even if they're just from a Fortune magazine photo shoot with Disney CEO Bob Iger. One of the shots features the life-size version of the ship on the sound stage in London while the other comes from a blueprint-esque piece of artwork from the cover of the latest issue. Oh, what I wouldn't give to be on set and sit in the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.
Though SpongeBob SquarePants and his trusty friend Patrick won't hit theaters until February next year, that's not stopping the duo from celebrating Christmas and promoting their forthcoming adventure SpongeBob SquarePants: Sponge Out of Water. The big screen sequel takes our characters from the cartoon world underwater to the real world where they must track down the thief who stole the recipe for the Krabby Patty. In the real world, they get a whole new look and even get superpowers and become human-sized. But in this holiday greeting, they're still tiny and just enjoying the holidays. Watch below!
Now that Peter Jackson is done with his overlong trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit, that means it's time for him to complain about how franchise driven Hollywood has become. That's right, the man who gave us not just one, but two trilogies based on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien recently had an interview with Moviefone where he was asked about his desire to return to smaller films, and he said, "I'm absolutely happy to make smaller films. It's what I want to do…So we want to go back and make some New Zealand stories." But it's what he said next that is going leave you raising an eyebrow or rolling your eyes. Read on!
Just before Thanksgiving, we learned that Mel Brooks was joining the voice cast of Hotel Transylvania 2, the animated comedy from Sony Pictures Animation and director Genndy Tartakovsky. The iconic comedian and spoof master is voicing Vlad, the father of Dracula (Adam Sandler) in the sequel coming next fall. And along with the first look photos that accompanied the news last month, a holiday message has just surfaced featuring Dracula, his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez), and human boyfriend Jonathan (Andy Samberg). Though it sounds like Sony couldn't afford to pay the voice actors to do this. Watch!
We just told you how to scare your kids this holiday season by picking up the prop replica of the titular book from the indie horror sensation The Babadook, and now it's time to scare up Christmas a little more. IFC Films has just sent out a chillingly charming animated holiday card featuring the creepy little guy. It seems a little innocuous at first, with a play on "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," but then the sound of The Babadook flying across the sky sends chills down your back, and then you realize just how The 'Dook stole Christmas. Send this to your family members and see how wonderful family dinner will be! Watch below!
While Ridley Scott's Biblical epic Exodus: Gods & Kings is still in theaters, the hype machine has already been started for the director's next film The Martian, and it's literally out of this world. Empire reports that the December 5th launch of NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), conducted as a 4-hour test flight 5600 miles above the Earth’s surface, had a capsule full of personal objects important to people involved in the project. What's cool is that one of the objects was the cover page of the screenplay for The Martian, written by Cabin in the Woods scribe/director Drew Goddard, with a drawing by Scott himself.
After major movie theater chains opted not to book The Interview to open on Christmas Day amidst threats of terrorism against any theaters showing the film, Sony Pictures decided not to release the film at all, and that includes VOD and home video for now. There's been plenty of discussion and rage about this decision fueled by fear of Kim Jong-un and North Korea, who are believed to be the driving force behind these threats and the hack of Sony Pictures, because of their distaste for the comedy about an attempt to assassinate the leader. Now Hollywood heavy-hitter George Clooney weighs in and highlights an attempt to get Hollywood's key players to rally behind Sony so they didn't have to scrap the film's release out of fear.