'Man of Steel' Sequel Titled 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice

We've been calling the sequel to Man of Steel by the obvious title of Batman v Superman, but since the sequel is now being shot back-to-back with Justice League, both films with director Zack Snyder at the helm, the studio wants to make sure you know that the DC Comics superhero ensemble is on the way. Production on the sequel is already underway in Detroit, Michigan, and a press release has just announced the official title is Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. So clearly this isn't just a Man of Steel sequel, and will put a lot of focus on setting up Justice League. Honestly, it feels a bit desperate. Read on!

 Posted May 21 in Development, Hype, Movie News | Comments

Roger Ebert Returns to the Movies in 'Life Itself' Documentary Trailer

Life Itself

"He's been writing for half of the history of feature films." Following the debut of the first official poster for the touching documentary Life Itself, the first trailer for the film chronicling the life of late film critic Roger Ebert has arrived. There are some great talking heads in this film ranging from fellow critics like A.O. Scott to directors like Martin Scorsese (who has a few signature moments in the film). But the real star is the story of Ebert, from his younger days when he was just blossoming as a writer to his final days as he struggled with hospital visits, but never truly lost his voice and passion for cinema. Watch the trailer!

 Posted May 21 in Documentaries, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Baymax & Hiro Blast Off on Marvel and Disney's 'Big Hero 6' Poster

Big Hero 6

Tomorrow we'll finally get to see the teaser trailer for Big Hero 6, the first animated endeavor from Marvel Studios and their new home at Disney. The film doesn't hit until November, but the project was on the list of my most anticipated films of the year, and the first look photos were great. Now the teaser poster has arrived, and while it doesn't show much, it's a fun little look at the feet of robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada and his robot Baymax as they blast off into the air. We're still waiting to hear more about the cast and the story, so hopefully the teaser trailer sheds some light when it arrives at 9am PT tomorrow morning. Look below!

 Posted May 21 in Animation, Hype, Posters | Comments

DWA Pushes Back 'Home' But Bumps Up 'Penguins of Madagascar'

Home / The Penguins of Madagascar

Back in March, when the DreamWorks Animation adaptation Mr. Peabody & Sherman hit theaters, it was accompanied by a short film called Almost Home, which introduced us to the aliens that we would be following in the feature film Home. At the time, the film featuring the voices of Steve Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna and Jim Parsons was slated for release on November 26th, 2014. However, since Mr. Peabody & Sherman somewhat underperformed at the box office, it looks like DWA is anxious to raise their bottom line, so they're going to release their spin-off The Penguins of Madagascar on that date instead.

 Posted May 21 in Animation, Movie News | Comments

Watch: New Action Footage in 'Jupiter Ascending' International Trailer

Jupiter Ascending

"You've been searching for one thing your whole life, and she's down there." Following a revealing second trailer for Andy & Lana Wachowski's wild sci-fi action flick Jupiter Ascending, some more footage has just been unveiled thanks to a new trailer from France. We get to see some more action with Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, along with some more of the cool sci-fi landscapes and set pieces. Even if this movie flops like Cloud Atlas, it truly looks like it will be something to behold on the big screen. The story is simple, but the scope is wide, and we hope that some audiences give this original sci-fi a shot. Watch now!

 Posted May 21 in Sci-Fi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Coen Brothers Are Rewriting Steven Spielberg's Cold War Drama

The Coen Brothers

Last month we learned that Steven Spielberg had finally chosen his next project to follow-up the 2012 Best Picture nominee Lincoln, and it would be a Cold War drama that reteams him with his Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal and Saving Private Ryan star Tom Hanks. This was confirmed after Spielberg also decided to direct an adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG right after he finished this still untitled drama about James Donovan, an attorney who negotiated the release of downed U-2 spy plane pilot Gary Powers, who was held and interrogated by the KGB and imprisoned for espionage. But who's rewriting the script?

 Posted May 21 in Development, Movie News | Comments

Warner Bros. Sets 'The LEGO Movie' Spin-Off 'Ninjago' for Fall 2016

Ninjago

Back when The LEGO Movie co-director Chris McKay was hired to take the helm of the sequel that is already set for release in 2017, there were rumblings that the film would incorporate the gestating adaptation of the toy brick company's Ninjago line. The latter project has been in development since last summer, and the studio was trying to determine if they would get the film off the ground before The LEGO Movie, and now everything is figured out. Deadline has word that Ninjago will hit theaters on September 23rd, 2016, produced by Phil Lord & Chris Miller, Dan Lin and Roy Lee, all coming off The LEGO Movie.

 Posted May 21 in Animation, Movie News | Comments

First Look at 'Episode VII' Desert Set from J.J. Abrams' UNICEF Video

JJ Abrams Star Wars

Want to be in the new Star Wars movie? Here's your chance. J.J. Abrams has posted a video announcing a partnership with UNICEF to form the "Star Wars: Force for Change" and host a contest to win a chance to actually be in Star Wars: Episode VII, which just started shooting. Aside from this very exciting contest, which you can enter right here, the video was filmed on the Abu Dhabi set of Episode VII, and as far as we know, it's Tatooine. Or at least another desert planet like Tatooine, since we don't want to jump the gun. There's even an amusing alien creature who stumbles into the background midway through. Check this out!

 Posted May 21 in First Look, Hype, Star Wars, To Watch | Comments

Watch: Patton Oswalt Picks Out a Film from The Academy Archives

Patton Oswalt - The Academy Archives

"Now, if this was an old silent comedy, I would spill these [film canisters] everywhere and they would clatter to the ground… but, I have respect for cinema." Atta' boy, Patton! So, this is what happens when you let Patton Oswalt loose in The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences film archives. As part of a new series of "Academy Originals" videos on YouTube, this latest "Let's Go to the Movies" video provides a very lively and fun discussion on the 1961 B&W film noir classic Blast of Silence, set in New York City. It's also just fun to see Patton roam the halls of the archives and chat about his love for movies and the New Beverly.

 Posted May 21 in Comedy, To Watch | Comments

Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes & More Star in 'Life of Crime' Trailer

Life of Crime

"You tell him he's never gonna see his wife again? He doesn't want to see his wife again." Following in the footsteps of Get Shorty, Out of Sight and Jackie Brown comes another film based on the darkly funny work of the late author Elmore Leonard. Life of Crime is based on his novel The Switch, the tale of a kidnapping gone wrong when the husband (Tim Robbins) whose wife (Jennifer Aniston) has been kidnapped by a couple of small-time criminals (John Hawkes and Yasmin Bey), doesn't actually want his wife back. This doesn't quite look all that great, but there's some solid dark comedy here and there. Watch the trailer now!

 Posted May 20 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

'Hitchcock/Truffaut' Doc Rounds Up Spielberg, Scorsese & Others

Truffaut / Hitchcock

For anyone who has more than just a fleeting interest in the art of filmmaking, hopefully you've been made aware of the spectacular film text that is Hitchcock/Truffaut. The book contains in-depth and revealing interviews conducted with master filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. However, rather that just being interviewed just any author or journalist, Hitchcock was interviewed by the influential French New Wave filmmaker Francois Truffaut. The result is some of the most impacting series of discussions about cinema you've ever heard that give insight not only into their filmmaking styles but also their lives. Now a documentary based on the book is in the works with tons of iconic directors appearing in the film. Read on!

 Posted May 20 in Documentaries, Movie News | Comments

Joaquin Phoenix Loves John C. Reilly as Dr. Steve Brule in 'Her' Parody

Her with Dr. Steve Brule

If you thought parodies of the Best Picture nominated Her ended after Jonah Hill spoofed the trailer on "Saturday Night Live" or after HAL 9000 was added as the love interest in a trailer remix online, you thought wrong. Though it's not exactly topical or timely, this latest spoof of Spike Jonze's techno romance starring Joaquin Phoenix and the voice of Scarlett Johansson was just too goofy and funny too pass up. On the other side of the phone is John C. Reilly as the peculiar and dim-witted Adult Swim character Dr. Steve Brule, who started on "Tim & Eric: Awesome Show, Great Job!" It's adorable and hilarious. Watch!

 Posted May 20 in Comedy, To Watch | Comments

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