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The first featurette for Disney's forthcoming holiday release Into the Woods finally showed off the musical side of the Broadway adaptation on the big screen, and now we get a closer look at the fairytale characters who come together in the spooky forest, as directed by an old witch to make their most desired wish come true. Moviefone has just unveiled a series of cool motion posters for each of the main characters in the film played Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine and more. There's even a character that we hadn't seen yet. It's just a shame that these posters don't sing too. Look!
If you don't want to sit through the entire ABC special "Marvel: 75 Years, From Pulp to Pop!" that aired last night and is now available to watch online, but you still want some goodies from a couple upcoming Marvel Studios films, we have good news. The brief bit of footage from next summer's Ant-Man and the highly anticipated sequel The Avengers: Age of Ultron is now online. We finally get a brief first look at Michael Douglas on set as Hank Pym with Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, the latter of which can also be seen with the Ant-Man helmet. Then Age of Ultron shows some behind the scenes footage featuring a cool shot of Elizabeth Olsen, and we're not sure, but you may or may not see The Vision in that part too. Watch now!
While Columbia Pictures has struggled for years to get the original cast of Ghostbusters back together for a new feature film, Entertainment Weekly was able to round them up for a much less daunting task: a photo shoot. Yes, the surviving principal cast members of the 1984 classic assembled for a special reunion issue that magazine is having for various other films and television series. Sadly, Harold Ramis is no longer with us, so he doesn't appear with the group, but it's cool seeing Bill Murray finally hanging out with Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver again. We just wish Rick Moranis was there too. Look!
The mission is ready for launch. This is the week we've been waiting for, where Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated, long-awaited sci-fi Interstellar finally lifts off. To celebrate the release (which hits three days early on 70mm/35mm film) IMAX has commissioned an exclusive poster they will be giving out this week at select IMAX showings. The minimalistic poster art is designed by Kevin Dart (his website) and utilizes the visual of a spaceship launching from Earth to find a new home. It's a subtle yet beautiful poster and I can't wait to get my hands on one. I just hope they're giving them out starting Tuesday night, too. Full view below.
Aside from all the tabloid gossip, Tom Cruise has become known for doing nearly all of his own stunts. One of the most insane stunts actually had him hanging on the outside of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, for Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol. Now he's done something pretty ballsy yet again for Mission: Impossible 5. The Daily Mail reports that production in the United Kingdom just completed an action sequence where Tom Cruise actually strapped himself to the outside of an Airbus A400M military plane while it flew around the countryside at 5,000 feet up in the air. Look below now!
Hi there! Meet Chappie. Sony Pictures has unveiled the first poster for Neill Blomkamp's new sci-fi film Chappie, starring Sharlto Copley from District 9 as the lovable, goofy reject robot (seen on this poster). We first teased some of this art of the robot holding (and spelling out his name with) children's alphabet blocks at Comic-Con, where they had a few banners on display but no footage or any other marketing. The tweet where this comes from says the trailer for Chappie will hit the web tomorrow, but in the meantime we finally get a look at a poster. I've got a good feeling about this one, then again I said that about Elysium, too.
Principal photography on Star Wars: Episode VII is now complete, and we're that much closer to seeing this highly anticipated sci-fi sequel hit the big screen. We still have over a year until the film hits theaters in 2015, but there have been rumblings that we might see a teaser trailer before the year is over, and with shooting now complete, that's not entirely out of the question. Now that filming is finished, we're just hoping for some kind of official first look other than the various UNICEF videos and charity notes that have come from the set of the film. But until then, here's the note the crew received on the last day of filming.
What does it look like to build the 70mm IMAX print of Interstellar? Find out in this fun video from the AutoNation IMAX Theater in Fort Lauderdale, FL. It's finally time, the week it all goes down, or goes up and away, shall we say – Christopher Nolan's Interstellar arrives in theaters everywhere this week. To kick things off, the sci-fi movie hits 70mm IMAX and 35mm cinemas only starting this Tuesday night. Filmed in the projection booth, this video shows what it's like to build 48 reels into one big print and run it through a state-of-the-art IMAX projection system. There was a similar IMAX projectionist video made for The Dark Knight Rises, another Nolan film of course, but it's always cool to get a look at this side of the movie world.
"We're being hunted!" It's here! At an event in Los Angeles on November 1st, Universal unveiled the first teaser trailer for James Wan's highly anticipated Furious 7, the seventh movie in the Fast and Furious franchise. This one stars Paul Walker, in one of his very final roles after his tragic death, as well as just about everyone else: Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Lucas Black, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham, Elsa Pataky, Jordana Brewster, Djimon Hounsou and Tony Jaa. This one looks even better than the last one, packed with some insanely awesome can't-believe-they-did-that car action (check this out) and I really can't wait to see it, to be totally honest. Fire it up below! "One last ride."
The City Shines Brightest at Night. Ain't that the truth? Described as "pulp fiction cinema at its finest", Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler is one of those out-of-nowhere sleeper hits that seems to be hitting a certain note with some people. The film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a "driven young man" in Los Angeles who takes on the job of freelance late-night crime journalism, speeding to crime scenes to capture footage and sell it to local news stations. To promote the film, ShortList has put together a set of artistic posters made by various designers & illustrators and they're damn good (I love the first and last one). Always love seeing great art for a great movie, and this is one of those under-the-radar movies we fully support. View eight posters below.
Normally, we don't like to post clips from upcoming movies, because we think that they should only be seen within the context of a movie, and they don't sell a film as something that needs to be seen in the same way that a trailer does. Having said that, since Hydra leaked the teaser trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, that prompted Marvel Studios to release another tease of the sequel. And the only reason we're posting it is because it's the fun scene that was played at Comic-Con this past summer with Tony Stark, Steve Rogers and the rest of The Avengers crew trying to pick up Thor's hammer after a party. Watch below!
It's official! After years of speculation, Marvel Studios has officially announced and confirmed that actor Chadwick Boseman (seen in 42 as Jackie Robinson as well as Get on Up and Draft Day) will play Black Panther in an upcoming movie now set for late 2017. The announcement was featured as part of Marvel's Phase 3 and revealed during the "Marvel Event" on Tuesday at Disney's El Capitan in Los Angeles. Boseman will be introduced as Black Panther in the third Captain America movie, announced as Captain America: Civil War (oooh sounds fun), and he made an appearance with Robert Downey Jr. (also appearing in Cap 3) and Chris Evans, Cap himself, at the event to help promote the news - see photos + concept art below.
Summit Entertainment is giving fans a mouthful to say if they want to refer to the forthcoming Divergent sequel Insurgent by its proper marketing title. The studio has decided to give it the official title of The Divergent Series: Insurgent, not like the later titles in the Twilight franchise used the qualifier The Twilight Saga to precede the subtitle of the film. Along with that small revelation comes news that Insurgent will get released in 3D, even though the first film didn't enter the third dimension when it hit theaters earlier this year. And to get the hype train moving, some interactive character posters have arrived.
Even though Kevin Smith's peculiar horror film Tusk may have bombed hard at the box office (even though that some how helped him get financing for Clerks III), that's not stopping him from marching onward and making the films he had planned to follow in the new film series being called his True North Trilogy. As we learned in August, the next film is Yoga Hosers, and it will star Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp, the respective daughters of Smith and Johnny Depp. We knew the latter actor also had a role in the film, and now Smith has revealed he'll be on screen this time, but with a big change. Look!