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Not too long ago, we highlighted a couple photos from Brick Mansions, one of the final films featuring a performance by the late Paul Walker. The film sees the Fast & Furious star in action thriller mode as he fights against a ticking clock film about an undercover cop (Walker) tasked with going into a tenement named Brick Mansions in order to disarm a neutron bomb ticking down. It looks like there will at least one explosion since the first poster for the film (a remake of District B13) has arrived and features illustrated versions of Walker and his co-star David Belle jumping out of a building window from a big fireball. Look!
If you still haven't caught up on the antics of Keegan Michael Key and Jordan Peele on their Comedy Central sketch show "Key & Peele," then you're missing out on some great comedy. Last time we highlighted the comedy duo was when their excitable valet employees were excited about A Good Day to Die Hard, reprising characters who made a splash by talking enthusiastically about "Liam Neesons." Yes, that's what the two call the star of Taken, and now they have their dreams come true when they encounter the actor himself whilst in the midst of hyping up Neeson's latest film Non-Stop. This might be the best thing to come from the existence of the mile-high thriller, since the film doesn't look like anything special.
We've already seen the first theatrical trailer for Transcendence, the directorial debut of The Dark Knight and Inception cinematographer Wally Pfister. But there's another glimpse at the spring release coming later this week with a new trailer. Before we get to that though, the first poster has debuted, and while it relies upon star Johnny Depp by putting his name at the top, we're happy to see that his face isn't needed for the marketing campaign yet. All we see is the back of Depp's bald head with a bunch of wires plugged into his head, just as we saw him in the trailer. We're still not sure how this flick will be, but we're curious.
Briefly: Before the weekend, the remake of RoboCop starring Joel Kinnaman hits theaters on Wednesday on IMAX and traditional screens. And for those who might be eager for more action in March, there will be a special treat playing before the film on the big big screen. Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have attached a special sneak peek of 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to Zack Snyder's 300, to play before RoboCop on IMAX. Is this some sort of desperate move by Sony Pictures to get more butts in IMAX seats for the remake from director Jose Padilha or just an opportunity for Warner Bros. to show off their new flick?
If you saw The LEGO Movie this weekend (read my glowing review), then you probably had a hard time getting the film's trademark song "Everything is Awesome" out of your head. Not only is the song catchy as hell, but the tuned by Teagan & Sara, accompanied by The Lonely Island (of "Saturday Night Live" fame), but it's the perfect description of the movie itself. Now you can get the song stuck in your head again by checking out the music video featuring film footage, but more importantly, contributions made with the help of a 6-year-old boy named Markus Jolly and real LEGO pieces. Needless to say, it's awesome. Watch!
In case you weren't aware The LEGO Movie hits theaters everywhere today, and this writer will have a glowing review for the thoroughly entertaining animated flick from Phil Lord & Chris Miller later today. But until then, Mondo has released a spectacular new poster from artist Tom Whalen commemorating the truly original film. All the right characters are on display, including Chris Pratt's endearing but clueless new master builder Emmet, and it's just a great piece of artwork. Stay tuned to @MondoNews to see when the 18″ x 24″ screenprint with an edition of 475 prints goes on sale for $45 sometime today. Look below!
Just like Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) got his own poster for The Avengers, one of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s head honchos gets his own poster too. USA Today has just unveiled a character poster for Alexander Pierce, the questionably trustworthy head of the unique terrorist fighting agency, who is played by the legendary Robert Redford in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The addition of Redford to the cast of a film like this turned a lot of heads, and it might catch the attention of some older theater-goers who may not be into the whole comic book movie scene. This would be a good one to reel them in since the film is said to be like an old school 70s political thriller. We'll find out when the Marvel sequel hits theaters in April. Look!
These dinosaurs are going to be BIG. But that's the way they should be. Some excellent news for film purists out there - director Colin Trevorrow has tweeted confirmation the Jurassic World, the upcoming Jurassic Park reboot/sequel in the works for 2015, will be shot on film. Trevorrow was tweeting about the news that cinematographer John Schwartzman (of Pearl Harbor, Seabiscuit, Green Hornet, Amazing Spider-Man, Saving Mr. Banks) would be shooting the project and will be shooting "this April on 35mm and 65mm film." For those unfamiliar, 65mm film is also IMAX-size, meaning they're shooting large format for some scenes.
"I can feel love, engines, motor oil, all swirling together..." Disney has debuted an extended version, with intro from Aaron Paul and Scott Mescudi, of the Need for Speed TV spot from the Super Bowl. The 30-second spot aired during the big game this weekend, but they've released an extended TV spot online for anyone interested in seeing a bit more footage from this car action movie. Dominic Cooper gets some playtime in this as the big bad villain, along with Imogen Poots as the hottie in the middle. This doesn't look any better than the latest trailer for Need for Speed, but it still has a slick feel to it that's hard to resist.
"Perhaps the Gods spared us for a reason." What other movies are studios teasing during the big game this weekend? Two more Super Bowl TV spots have debuted online thanks to Sony Pictures, pushing their two films: Pompeii, the big, dumb action extravaganza from Paul W.S. Anderson, and The Monuments Men, George Clooney's big WWII drama about rescuing artwork from the Nazis, which was delayed from a late 2013 release. Both movies have been teased before, but as always I'm curious to see what they package into each 30-second TV spot with footage that appeals to all, yet represents the movie it's promoting. Personally, I'm more excited to see The Monuments Men, since Pompeii kind of looks like junk. View both spots below.
After a handful of character posters popped up for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we now have the final two posters for both the film's release in the United States and overseas. For some reason, Disney and Marvel think that the international poster needs to show off the face of Chris Evans without the Captain America helmet, while the United States poster opts to keep it on. But the background is just the same with Samuel L. Jackson and the awkwardly strutting Scarlett Johansson in tow, and Sebastian Stan and Robert Redford in the background as some of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s vehicles get some battle damage. In addition, we've also included the short tease of this weekend's Super Bowl spot for the sequel. Look below!
We just learned that Anthony & Joe Russo would get back behind the camera for Captain America 3, but we're still waiting to see their work in Captain America: The Winter Soldier this spring. And to hype up the comic book sequel, three character posters have just been unveiled. One features our titular hero, played by Chris Evans, and another features Samuel L. Jackson looking pretty intense as Nick Fury. However, the final one is a little odd. It features Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, but I'm not entirely sure what she's doing with her body. She seems to be skipping, but with a very stern look in her face. Look!
They're not 21 anymore. Ha! Look at those facial expressions. I'm sure this was a fun film to make. Sony has unveiled the first official teaser poster for Phil Lord & Chris Miller's sequel 22 Jump Street, starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum as undercover cops Schmidt and Jenko, once again. We've already seen the first few trailers, but this teaser poster is badass, letting these two loose on top of a sweet car - enough said. The imagery speaks for itself here, and although this is still typical Hollywood, I'm excited to see what the hell they've cooked up this time around. Thanks to Yahoo for debuting the poster. Bring on the summer.
"Hung Like an Outlaw". These are hilarious. Comedian/filmmaker/actor Seth MacFarlane has debuted a handful of 8 brand new character posters for his upcoming western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West, featuring the movie's cast: Charlize Theron - "Smoking Guns", Amanda Seyfried - "Gold Digger", Neil Patrick Harris - "Lady Tickler", Giovanni Ribisi - "Virgin Territory", Sarah Silverman - "Westward Ho" and Liam Neeson - "Hung Like an Outlaw", plus MacFarlane himself - "Black Sheep". This is fun and ingenious way to introduce all the characters, and I'm looking forward to seeing the trailer next.