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Though last Christmas brought Robert De Niro back to the boxing ring in disappointing fashion with Grudge Match, a new boxing drama might fare better. Hands of Stone will feature De Niro as boxing trainer Ray Arcel, the man behind Panama-born fighter Roberto Duran, who made his professional boxing debut in 1968 as a 16-year-old. In 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in a rematch, saying "no mas," and eventually quitting the sport. Now we have the first photo featuring De Niro with Edgar Ramirez as Duran. Look!
This summer we'll be getting another dose of Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz with the Bad Teacher co-stars reuniting for Sex Tape, a comedy that's also directed by Jake Kasdan. And now we have the first look at the film featuring some of the frisky acts that are likely featured in the title video. And since it features Diaz wearing roller skates as if she's some kind of Boogie Nights stunt double, it's easy to see why the couple is desperate to get it back when it ends up in the wrong hands and is set to be unleashed online to millions. Sounds like Diaz and Segel are in for a crazy night to stop their video from hitting the web. Look!
This year Jason Clarke will face a revolution of simians in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, but next year he'll be facing the elements in Everest, a mountain climbing drama from Baltasar Kormakur (Contraband). Now we have the first look at the film which will be presented in 3D when it hits theaters in February of 2015. There's no sight of the rest of the impressive cast, which also includes Josh Brolin, John Hawkes and Jake Gyllenhaal (sadly no sign of John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt). With a script from Simon Beaufoy, we're anxious to see how this cold and dangerous expedition turns out. Look below!
Lately John Travolta has been struggling as an actor, so much that he's lending his voice to a cheap animated film called Gummy Bear. But there might be some promise in his future still as we have a first look at The Forger, a new heist thriller being sold at the European Film Market right now. In the film John Travolta teams with Christopher Plummer and rising young star Tye Sheridan for a film about a father and son who must pull off a heist in order to pay a crime syndicate for paying for the son's early release from prison. It would be nice to see Travolta have another comeback since falling to the wayside. Look below!
The 86th Academy Awards are just a few weeks away, and today, all the nominees gathered for the annual luncheon at the Beverly Hilton. It was a massive collection of some of the most amazing talent in Hollywood today from Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy for Before Midnight to Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio from The Wolf of Wall Street. And the big names from behind the camera were there too including Steve McQueen and Alfonso Cuaron, the filmmakers presumed frontrunners for Best Director, and their films 12 Years a Slave and Gravity for Best Picture. We have a big photo of the entire acclaimed crew of nominees at the event, just like a yearbook photo, for your perusal below. Look!
Always a rebel! It's extremely rare that we would ever post photos from a red carpet event, but this time I just can't help it. At the Berlin Film Festival premiere of Lars von Trier's new film Nymphomaniac, the controversial Danish director wore the perfect shirt. Many may recall that in 2011, after premiering his film Melancholia at the Cannes Film Festival, he was banned from the festival, "Persona Non Grata" (meaning "an unwelcome person"), for remarks during the press conference. Years later he's cleared the air, but has also embraced the ban as a badge of an honor, showing off a black shirt with the phrase on it. Photos below.
When news spread of the death of Paul Walker, fans began wondering what would happen to the actor's remaining projects. We know now that Fast & Furious 7 has been pushed back to 2015 in order to allow director James Wan and producers to work on the film and figure out how to carry on without Walker involved. But Brick Mansions, a film Walker had already completed has just gotten a release date of April 25th. The film is an English-language remake of Pierre Morel's District B13 following an undercover cop tasked with going into a tenement named Brick Mansions in order to disarm a neutron bomb ticking down. And now a new first look photo featuring Walker with co-star RZA has just popped up. Look below!
There's a lot of films being sold and hyped at the Berlin Film Market during the Berlin Film Festival, and a lot of them we'll never hear of again, so we're simply not talking about them. But one such film that we're interested in is another project from director David Gordon Green (Prince Avalanche, Pineapple Express). This time, Green has rounded up Al Pacino for Manglehorn, and we have the first photo from the film. In the film, Pacino plays the title character, an aging guy in a small town who is unmasked as having a very dark past. Maybe Green can break the terrible streak of bad films Pacino has made lately.
Did you know that Russell Crowe (star of Noah) is currently directing his first film? Shooting is already underway, and Crowe is starring and directing the film about an Australian man who travels to Turkey after the Battle of Gallipoli to try and locate his three missing sons. It's titled The Water Diviner and the first official still arrived recently. They're currently shooting in Australia before going to Turkey, and this looks like an early moment with one of his sons. The supporting cast includes Turkish actors Yilmaz Erdogan (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) and Cem Yilmaz (Hokkabaz), Oz actors Jai Courtney, Steve Bastoni, Isabel Lucas, Ryan Corr, Michael Dorman, plus Dylan Georgiades. It's a very nice first look, caught my attention.
We're now only two months away from the long-awaited release of Darren Aronofsky's new movie, Noah, starring Russell Crowe as Noah of the biblical Noah's Ark story. Yahoo has debuted another new IMAX poster for Noah, featuring Crowe standing tall as the rain falls around. And that's about it. At least he has a hatchet in his hand. Is that Biblically accurate? It doesn't really matter. In related news, Aronofsky has been working on recording the score for Noah with his long-time collaborator Clint Mansell. The two have been sharing photos on their respective Twitter accounts of the work going into this, including a shot of them collaborating again with the Kronos Quartet from The Fountain score. Just another latest update for now.
Yesterday, we continually posted the magazine covers from Empire promoting the forthcoming summer release of X-Men: Days of Future Past. There are 25 total covers, but when the final one was revealed, we decided to separate it from the pack. Why? Because it's our first look at the sentinels of the future wreaking havoc on Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman and the rest of the X-Men originated by director Bryan Singer. They certainly don't look much like the retro design we've seen from Trask Industries, and have an almost surreal quality about them. Anyway, in addition we've also included a glimpse at the full panorama shot that is created when all of the magazine covers are put side-by-side. Look!
Today is supposed to be a day full of X-Men: Days of Future Past reveals, and first up, we have a collection of covers from Empire to help celebrate the magazine's 25th anniversary. In fact, as the day goes on, there will be 25 new covers total, and they are each part of one giant image featuring the wide array of characters. We've posted the first eight below, featuring Jennifer Lawrence, Peter Dinklage and others, not to mention a full-bodied Sentinel and our first look at Evan Jonigkeit as a young version of Toad. We'll keep updating this post as the new covers are revealed throughout the day every hour, but stay tuned for new posts as well, because there might be a new teaser trailer arriving at some point as well. Look below!
"It's been 10 years of change." In the last few days, Fox has launched a brand new website for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the Matt Reeves-directed sequel to the restart of the Apes franchise, Rise of the Planet of the Apes. Picking up where that film ends, the story is set 10 years ahead, and the gap between Apes and Man has begun to grow. The "simian flu" has killed off most of humanity and many cities were destroyed in subsequent battles. The site allows fans to explore the now-abandoned/destroyed San Francisco area and see what it looks like there after 10 years have passed, as the Apes continue taking over. It's a very nifty idea.
We've already seen one photo from Seth MacFarlane's western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West, but we're still waiting for some sort of teaser trailer. In the meantime, we have a new photo from the film featuring Charlize Theron looking like wild west bad ass as she wields two pistols. Neil Patrick Harris, Amanda Seyfried and MacFarlane himself look off-screen, likely in awe at Theron's gunslinger talents. Seyfried looks a little more concerned than impressed though, so maybe Theron has just shot someone? Since this is a comedy, we won't know what we're dealing with until we get a trailer so stay tuned.