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The childhood favorite bear Paddington is hitting theaters in the United Kingdom this fall, but it arrives not too long afterwards here in the United Sates in December. We've already seen a teaser trailer, but it didn't give us a full look at the raincoat donning bear. Now a couple first look photos have surface showing the bear in front of Buckingham Palace and also getting into some mischief on top of a refrigerator in the kitchen. Still photos of visual effects never look all that great, but there's something about the bear's face that doesn't quite work, and it seems to be the eyes lacking life. Hopefully he looks better in action. Look!
Besides having the trademark mutton chops and hair as Wolverine in all of the X-Men films, Hugh Jackman doesn't usually have to drastically change the style of his hair, both on his head and on his face. Les Miserables required a drastic transformation, but otherwise, he's mostly looked like himself. Now Jackman has shown off a new bald and bearded look as the villain Blackbeard in Pan, the new adaptation of J.M. Barrie's classic fantasy adventure from director Joe Wright. Jackman had a full head of hair at the Tony awards last weekend, but now he has a clean-shaven head. Or maybe it's a really good bald cap. Look!
Just a few months ago we learned that Emma Watson and Ethan Hawke would star in a new thriller called Regression, marking a return to genre filmmaking by Alejandro Amenábar. Now the film has just wrapped principal photography, and TWC-Dimension has just released the first photo from the film. It's not an exciting still, but Watson certainly seems to be in distress as Hawke attempts to comfort her. This certainly seems to be a character driven drama as the story follows a detective (Hawke) investigating the accusation that a young woman (Watson) has made against her father for a horrifying crime. Look below!
Since we're not the kind of outlet that posts unofficial set photos, we've merely called your attention to the fact that there are spy photos hitting the web from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. The first round just showed off some of the desert set along with extras and a cool practical snouted pig creature. But the second set was quite the giveaway as it confirmed the presence of the Millennium Falcon (still running 30 years later) and even hints of an X-Wing being built. Some people thought these might be fake leaks sanctioned by Disney, but a handwritten letter from director J.J. Abrams seems to indicate otherwise. However, it seems to be conveniently placed in a location that Star Wars fans will probably enjoy seeing. Look below!
Right now J.J. Abrams is busy shooting the hell out of Star Wars: Episode VII (some photos of the Millennium Falcon set leaked today), but Finnish photographer Vesa Lehtimäki (or Avanaut) took on his own production to pay tribute to a galaxy far, far away along with the true name of adventure. Lehtimäki took some LEGO sets from George Lucas' Star Wars and Indiana Jones feature film franchises and used them to create some truly stunning photography that looks like it could easily be set photos from a stop-motion LEGO movie. These shots are cinematic, professional and simply bad ass. See them below!
If you new designs for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles haven't tickled your fancy, you'll be happy to know that the look for their arch nemesis Shredder and their mentor Splinter are right on the money. We've seen brief glimpses of both in the first and second teaser trailers, but thanks to some new concept art, we get a good look at the designs for the latest iteration of the characters that started in comic books. Idle Hands got ahold of an early copy of of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History, and in the book there's two images showing off Shredder with blades all over, and a very realistic Splinter. Look!
Unfortunately, we won't be seeing Carey Mulligan on the big screen at all this year, but that doesn't mean the actress isn't working this year. The Great Gatsby star has a lead role in Suffragette as Maude foot soldier of the early feminist movement who turns radical and begins using violence for change. Now we have the first photo from the film showing Mulligan spiritedly cheering at a feminist really, and co-stars Helena Bonham Carter and Anne-Marie Duff are beside her. Are they attending the rousing speech that Meryl Streep was hired to give as iconic political activist Emmeline Pankhurst? It's certainly possible. Look below!
For those who don't know, Steven Spielberg once flirted with the idea of a darker sequel to Close Encounters of the Third Kind, focusing on one man's encounter with a UFO. The film was called Night Skies, but was eventually abandoned and somewhat blossomed into E.T. The Extra Terrestrial following Spielberg's meeting with Melissa Mathison. But when Night Skies was still in development, make-up and special effects wizard Rick Baker (Star Wars, Harry and the Hendersons, Men in Black) was working on aliens for the film. Though we never saw the film, he's posted some of the alien designs online.
Though the next film from Guillermo del Toro as a director is Crimson Peak, and that's not arriving until 2015, we'll still get a project that will have a special touch from the revered filmmaker. The Book of Life is a new animated film from Fox Animation coming this fall, and while we've seen some concept art from the project directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez, the first official stills have arrived, showing off a unique animation style. The male characters look a bit like boxy marionettes, which is a bit weird, and I can't decide if I really like it or not. But the settings look gorgeous, and again, it sounds like a truly original tale. Images below!
Ever since getting a first look at San Fransokyo, we've been waiting to see more of Walt Disney Animation and Marvel's first animated big screen collaboration Big Hero 6. With the release of the first trailer coming on Thursday, the first images from the film have finally arrived, giving us a first look at the young robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and his best friend, a robot named Baymax. So far we only know that T.J. Miller, Maya Rudolph and Jamie Chung are providing voices, so hopefully the first trailer will reveal the rest of the cast. Either way, seeing the first animated Marvel comic adaptation on the big screen has us excited.
As the cast of Pitch Perfect 2 is adding new members like True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld (who could inherit the franchise if there's a Pitch Perfect 3) and "Futurama" and "Sons of Anarchy" star Katey Sagal as her mother, rehearsal for the film are already underway with the Barden Bellas. We saw some photos with some of the cast at rehearsal when Steinfeld was cast in the film, but now a much better photo from behind the scenes has popped up, complete with returning cast members Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow with the rest of the female a capella team, including director Elizabeth Banks. Look below!
A new era begins now. Today is the first day of filming on Star Wars: Episode VII, the continuation of the Star Wars franchise started in 1977. To mark the occasion, the @bad_robot Twitter account sent out a photo of the clapboard from the first day of shooting, with nothing else besides the hashtag "#dayone". This is it. We can't turn back now. By late 2015, movie fans the world over will be lining up at theaters for the return of Han Solo, Luke & Leia Skywalker, Chewie, R2 & C3PO, and the introduction of some new Jedi. The new cast features John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver. See the tweet and photo below.
Though Adam Driver is across the pond shooting Star Wars: Episode VII, later this year we'll see the actor in Shawn Levy's dysfunctional ensemble comedy This is Where I Leave You, an adaptation of Jonathan Tropper's novel of the same name. And as you'll see in the photo of most of the principal cast below. Driver is far from being the biggest name in the roster as the film also features Tina Fey, Jason Bateman, Rose Byrne, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Ben Schwartz, Timothy Olyphant, Corey Stoll, Abigail Spencer, Aaron Lazar, Debra Monk and Jane Fonda. The story follows a dysfunctional family that is forced to come together and sit shiva when their father passes away. Look now!
Later this year, The Hunger Games franchise continues with Mockingjay - Part I, the first in a two-part finale of the international young adult sci-fi sensation starring Jennifer Lawrence. After The Hunger Games: Catching Fire left us on a bit of a cliffhanger, we're eager to continue the story. The first teaser poster arrived pretty early, and now a cool new official website has arrived, giving us our first look at the film with an image featuring Julianne Moore as President Coin as she speaks with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman as Plutarch Heavensbee. There's also a shot of Jeffrey Wright as the brilliant Beetee, seemingly in the same scene, and an extensive interview with Moore about starring in the film. Look below!