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If The LEGO Movie, Transformers and G.I. Joe just isn't enough toy based movies for your kids to enjoy, then you're probably in the mood for Max Steel. The first photos from the film based on the toy and animated series of the same name have arrived showing off Ben Winchell as Max McGrath, a teenage boy who learns he has hidden powers that when combined with an extraterrestrial friend named Steel, (see, it's the title!) produce the universe's most powerful energy. Andy Garcia and Maria Bello also star in the film, because everyone needs a paycheck. This looks pretty cheesy, and likely just for kids, but they don't really make films like this just for the young ones anymore, so maybe it'll be fun for them. Photos below!
Now that the USA is pretty much out of the running for any glory in the World Cup, the country will probably go back to not caring about soccer. But Sony Pictures is probably hoping that all the buzz around the beloved sport (at least around the rest of the world) will help get more people interested in their comedy Grimsby. The film stars Sacha Baron Cohen as a soccer hooligan forced to team up with his a British black ops agent brother (Mark Strong), and now we have a first look at the Borat star in the film, thanks to Monty Python troupe member Eric Idle, who ran into Cohen in the United Kingdom and posted to Twitter.
Following a debut at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, IFC Films picked up the Guantanamo Bay drama Camp X-Ray starring The Twilight Saga star Kristen Stewart. The film follows a female soldier stationed at the infamous detainment facility for prisoners capture during the War on Terror. It's a timely setting for a promising story, but unfortunately, I found little to like about the film which felt contrived, cliche and melodramatic, with a performance that sadly did little to convince me that Stewart is a gifted actress. Anyway, some new photos from the film have surfaced, so there's likely a trailer coming soon. Look!
He's back!! Warner Bros has dropped off the first official photo of Henry Cavill as Superman in the sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, currently in production. This compliments that first moody black & white photo of Ben Affleck as the Batman, which was our very first shot from the sequel. Thanks to an early leak of Henry Cavill on set supporting a charity, Warner Bros has followed-up and just put out this very comic book-like shot of Superman standing in the rain, with his full Superman outfit. There certainly seem to be a few tweaks (like extra ribbing underneath his actual ribs), but it otherwise looks quite similar.
We've seen just one image of Christian Bale from Ridley Scott's next film, the Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings. But now some more images from the film have surfaced, showing off the size and scope of the film following Bale as Moses as he begins a revolution against Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, played by Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby). We finally get to see Edgerton looking much more tan, along with our first look at Sigourney Weaver as Tuya, mother of Ramses, and Ben Kingsley as well. There's a great story at EW about Aaron Paul having an adverse reaction to the camel smell on set, but can you spot him?
Now that X-Men: Days of Future Past has come and gone, we're already looking forward to X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016. Of course, despite being attached last year, we're not sure if Fox will bring back director Bryan Singer considering his recent legal troubles. But for now he's still hard at work on the sequel since he just posted a picture to Instagram of the treatment for the film. Dated June 6th of this year, it's a recent draft, and you can read a bit of the treatment that gives us an idea of how the film will open. And if you stuck around for the scene after the credits of X-Men: Days of Future Past, it makes sense.
For those who seemingly can't wait another month to see Guardians of the Galaxy in its entirety, last week we learned about a 17-minute preview of the Marvel film where an exclusive IMAX poster will be handed out to attendees. In the meantime, the hype continues by way of director James Gunn showing off some cool new pieces of promotion for the film. First up, he teased former "The Walking Dead" star Michael Rooker as Yondu, a small alien role in the film, though it looks like we'll have to wait for the film to see the full reveal. Second, Gunn also showed off a few posters where Rocket Raccoon and Groot each get their own poster as opposed to being doubled up on a single one, and Gamora gets a new one too. Look!
Fassbender and Smit-McPhee, friends and foes, fighting their way across America. The first look photo for a new western titled Slow West has debuted online. From John Maclean, making his feature debut after a few shorts with Fassbender, the film is about a boy who travels from Scotland to Colorado to be reunite with the woman with the women he loves, but discovers that America is not exactly a very forgiving place. Kodi Smit-McPhee stars as 17-year-old Jay, and Michael Fassbender as his mysterious paid-for protector Silas. It's just one photo, but Fassbender chomping on a cigar and shaving with a knife makes it all worth it.
It was a humid, mid-80 degree night in Burnet, Texas this past Saturday. Crickets and mosquitos were out in full force as were the fair vendors who were set up in the small town's square. But they weren't alone this evening. The Alamo Drafthouse's inflatable, Rolling Roadshow was erected. The movie screening was Snowpiercer, South Korean director Bong Joon Ho's American debut, and the few hundred film lovers who spilled out of the steam train that pulled into the town from Austin were in for more than an exciting two hours of escapism. Like past Rolling Roadshows, the fine people at Drafthouse had an entire evening planned out: the train ride itself, the film, plenty of food and drink, a Q&A with the film's director, and even a surprise and unplanned intro. In a nutshell, it was like all Rolling Roadshow events, an absolute blast.
Whoa - do not mess with this guy. A first look photo for the new film from "True Detective" director Cary Fukunaga has been unveiled, showing Idris Elba in full regalia as a tough-looking commander of a West African unit of guerrilla fighters. The film is titled Beasts of No Nation is an adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala's novel of the same name, following a young boy who is taken from his home and raised by this gang of guerrilla fighters. From the sounds of it, they're planning to tell an "inside" story of what it's like in these groups, how one boy can be raised to be so violent and disillusioned. I definitely want to see more from this.
We've been waiting a long time to see Mad Max: Fury Road, a reboot of the post-apocalyptic adventure hero that Mel Gibson played so many years ago. It's been years since the film started shooting, and the project has been kept under tight wraps, but with the film set for release next summer, the hype machine has finally kicked off with a first good look at Tom Hardy in the title lead role, along with Charlize Theron, sporting a shaved head and a bionic arm. On the film, director George Miller says, "I wanted to tell a linear story–a chase that starts as the movie begins and continues for 110 minutes. In this crucible of very intense action, the characters are revealed.” We can't wait to see more sometime soon. Look below!
With two full trailers out there, we've already seen plenty of Marvel's cosmic adventure Guardians of the Galaxy, and we probably don't need to see anything more until the film arrives in August. Of course, there will probably be another trailer and a couple more TV spots worth checking out as the release date gets closer. In the meantime, how about checking out some new photos from the film? Normally we don't feel the need to post photos after trailers have been released, but one of the shots features a really good look at Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser (the first one), and he looks almost unrecognizable. See more photos below!
Back in February, we learned that Inception and The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy would star in Legend as twin gangster brothers Ronald and Reginald Kray, known for their criminal activities in London throughout the 50s and 60s. Director Brian Helgeland (Payback, 42) is at the helm of the film, and now we have a first look photo of Hardy as both of the brothers. And through the magic of photoshop or special effects, we see them both in the same image. There's a clear difference between the two characters, despite being identical twins, and we can't wait to see how Hardy fares with both performances. Look now!
Director Colin Trevorrow recently made the bold move of owning up to some big rumors about the major plot points and setting of the forthcoming sequel Jurassic World. We now know the park is fully operational, and the new owners of the theme park have taken some risks with genetics that may make some of the dinosaurs on the island even more dangerous than they were in their prime prehistoric time. However, we don't get to see any of those dinosaurs in a few new first look photos that have popped up. But we do get to see Chris Pratt for the first time, and also a shot of Nick Robinson and Ty Simpkins. Look!