Watch: Extended Behind-the-Scenes 'Dark Knight Rises' Featurettes

The Dark Knight Rises Featurettes

It's less than two weeks, meaning it's time to pull out the big guns. Warner Bros has unveiled (found via The Film Stage) a couple of featurettes, one 13 mins. long, to go along with all the footage, TV spots, trailers, posters and everything else for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises. At this point, I'm not even watching any, and I suggest you don't either until seeing TDKR, to savor the experience for the theater. Both of these show a lot of footage, with talking heads with cast & crew, and a few behind-the-scenes moments behind this epic finale. The videos are below IF you want to watch them, but it's entirely at your discretion.

 Posted July 8 in Featurette, TDKR, To Watch | Comments

Brand New 'Robocop' Viral Launches, Featuring Look at the ED-209


You have to love the summer, with Comic-Con and The Dark Knight Rises around the corner. A new viral website has launched for the upcoming sci-fi remake of Robocop, following in the footsteps of Total Recall, remaking Vorhoeven's sci-fi classics. The newly launched site (via SHH) is for the fictional corporation in the film called OmniCorp (, and boasts the motto: "We've got the future under control." But do they really? Oh, the fun of viral marketing, putting you into that world first-hand. The site has a video and a first look at the badass robot the "ED-209" that fans will certainly remember from the original movies.

 Posted July 7 in Hype, Movie News, SciFi, Viral | Comments

Comic-Con Posters: Jackson's 'The Hobbit' & del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'!

Comic-Con Posters

Get ready for your jaw to drop. Warner Bros just released a set of two posters for their upcoming Comic-Con movies. The first is for Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the other is for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim. The Pacific Rim poster is our first real look at this movie and, more importantly, a look at the giant robots/mechs in the movie, and their size in comparison to their operators. The Hobbit poster, on the other hand, is just an absolutely gorgeous shot of Gandalf strolling through The Shire. Both are awesome, and I'm sure just the first of many bigger reveals and Comic-Con exclusives to come this week.

 Posted July 7 in Comic-Con 12, Feat, Hype, Posters | Comments

Three Action-Packed Spots for 'Bourne Legacy' with Jeremy Renner

The Bourne Legacy TV Spots

"Who the hell is he?" Universal has started debuting a number of TV spots for their upcoming action reboot-sequel The Bourne Legacy, and we've got three more that pack a punch. TheMovieBox has collected three TV spots, ranging in length from 30 seconds to about 15 seconds, and they're actually pretty damn good - quickly worth watching. Jeremy Renner stars as Aaron Cross, the hot new elite CIA agent on the run. The cast includes Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Joan Allen, Oscar Isaac and Albert Finney. Despite all worries, this is turning out pretty damn good, I'm excited to see what Tony Gilroy has cooked up. Enjoy!

 Posted July 7 in Hype, To Watch, TV Spots | Comments

Watch: Second Trailer for 'Lawless' with Tom Hardy & Shia LaBeouf

Lawless Trailer

"We don't lay down for nobody." Weinstein Co. has debuted the second theatrical trailer for John Hillcoat's Lawless, originally titled The Wettest County, the prohibition crime drama that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival (my review). The film stars Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf & Jason Clarke as the Bondurant Brothers, three bootlegging brothers in Virginia, who have to fend off the cops and a growing mob empire. Hardy is a total badass in this, there's some great gun and fist fights, it is worth seeing. The cast includes Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska plus Dane DeHaan. Take a swig!

 Posted July 6 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Kevin Durand & More Join Adaptation of 'Mortal Instruments' Books

Kevin Durand

After snagging a supporting role in Devil's Knot, "Lost" and Real Steel actor Kevin Durand is already lining up his next project. According to Variety, Durand and the hulking Robert Maillet (who played the Minotaur in Immortals and the giant in 300) have joined the cast of Mortal Instruments, a supernatural thriller directed by the Karate Kid remake helmer Harold Zwart. In the movie, based on the first book in Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments series, they'll play the awesomely-named Pangborn and Blackwell, a duo of villains who give star Lily Collins (Snow White from Mirror Mirror) trouble during her adventures.

 Posted July 6 in Casting, Movie News | Comments

New 'Anna Karenina' Poster with Keira Knightly on the Wrong Track

Anna Karenina

Though director Joe Wright has delivered more conventional period romance in the form of Atonement and Pride & Prejudice, the filmmaker is taking a new approach to the classic story of Anna Karenina. Now a new poster (in addition to the first trailer for the film) promises "a bold new version of the epic story of love" complete with some creative imagery we're not used to seeing for these kind of films. Karenina's would-be suitors take each side of a frozen stage as a train comes barreling out of the distance. It feels like a less surreal Baz Luhrmann tale with a lot less wackiness, but still the potential for a classic romance. Look!

 Posted July 6 in Hype, Posters | Comments

Excellent New Photos from Chris Nolan's 'TDKR' + New IMAX Spot

The Dark Knight Rises

Have you started to lose your mind with all the incoming Dark Knight Rises marketing yet? We're down to 14 days, two weeks, and that means plenty more is on its way. Geoff Boucher of Hero Complex interviewed Christopher Nolan, and his piece (beyond containing great quotes) also contains a few excellent photos from The Dark Knight Rises. Normally photos wouldn't be much at this point, but these are pretty damn cool, you may want to look. There's a fantastic new shot of Anne Hathaway in her sexy Catwoman outfit and also Morgan Freeman, plus some with Nolan himself. I'm already insanely excited, just want to see it.

 Posted July 6 in Hype, Photos, TDKR, TV Spots | Comments

Our Comic-Con 2012 Preview: What We're Looking Forward to Seeing

Comic-Con - Peter Jackson & Steven Spielberg

If you can believe it, since time flies and dates have been shifted, the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner. Only one weekend away, starting on next Wednesday, July 11th for preview night, is Comic-Con, the summer's big comics/pop culture convention that lasts until Sunday, July 15th. We're already gearing up and getting ready to hit the Con with all we've got (minus Bob $tencil this year) but we'll be there covering all the big panels in Hall H and anything else that happens. A total of 15 different movie blogs/websites have collected blurbs of what we're looking forward to at Comic-Con for this early preview.

 Posted July 6 in Comic-Con 12, Feat, Hype | Comments

The Guns of Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke in 'Lawless'

The Guns of Lawless

The first trailer for Lawless (which Alex enjoyed at Cannes) made it hard for us not to include John Hillcoat's Prohibition based drama on our list of 20 Movies You Can Still Look Forward to in the Second Half of 2012, and we're still very much excited to see the film. A batch of character posters surfaced not too long ago, but now a new bit of hype has surfaced in weaponry. MTV has a cool banner breaking down the specs of the guns carried by the brothers played by Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke plus lawman Guy Pearce. This is the first of six banners like this that will show up each week so stay tuned. Check it out!

 Posted July 6 in Hype, Posters | Comments

Peter Jackson's Two-Part 'The Hobbit' Finishes Principal Photography

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit

They've finished. It's in the can, as they say! Or on the harddrives this time. "We made it! Shoot day 266 and the end of principal photography on The Hobbit. Thanks to our fantastic cast and crew for getting us this far, and to all of you for your support! Next stop, the cutting room. Oh, and Comic Con! Cheers, Peter J" That was the note left by Mr. Jackson on his Facebook page along with the wrap photo below. Given I'm a huge LOTR fan and can't wait for The Hobbit, I thought it was worth marking this day in cinematic history. While we still have to wait a few years for the finished products, it's a memorable day for the production.

 Posted July 6 in Hobbit, Hype, Movie News, Photos | Comments

Watch: Short Alternate 'Taken 2' International Trailer with Liam Neeson

Taken 2 International Trailer

5... 4... 3... 2... 1..! Intense in only 60 seconds. Another international trailer has hit for Olivier Megaton's Taken 2, the sequel to the action-thriller starring Liam Neeson, who returns as Bryan Mills, to get "taken" and kick some more ass. This is a follow-up to that first international trailer, though this one seems to leave more of the actual plot hidden, as we only see them get taken right at the end. I've got a feeling Mills uses that as a plan to find their home base, and take them all out, which would be awesome to see. Co-stars Maggie Grace and Famke Janssen also return as the rest of his family, along with Rade Serbedzija.

 Posted July 6 in Hype, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

DreamWorks Animation's 'Rise of the Guardians' Magical New Trailer

Rise of the Guardians

The first teaser trailer for DreamWorks Animation's adaptation of William Joyce's book Rise of the Guardians introduced us to the Avengers-like assembly of mythical fairytale icons like Santa Claus (Alec Baldwin), the Easter Bunny (Hugh Jackman), the Toothy Fairy (Isla Fisher) and the Sandman (Tom Kenny) fighting to protect children. This new trailer gives us a better idea of the story with the quartet of heroes calling up young Jack Frost (Chris Pine) to help them take down the dark, nightmarish villain Pitch. There's great action here along the lines of Kung Fu Panda, and it looks magical and epic. Watch it!

 Posted July 6 in Animation, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

First Look: Nick Frost & Chris O'Dowd in 'Cuban Fury' Dance Comedy

Cuban Fury

We already know that Chris O'Dowd ("The IT Crowd," Bridesmaids) and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead) will play rival dancers in Cuban Fury, a comedy from the same company responsible for Hot Fuzz, "Spaced," and Attack the Block. The film follows a down-on-his-luck man who reignites his long-dormant passion for salsa dancing, crushed by a rival dancer (O'Dowd), due to a new love for his American boss played by Rashida Jones. In addition, Ian McShane is playing Frost's dancing instructor, and now we have a video blog from the set giving us a first look at the film. It's a fun look behind the scenes, so watch!

 Posted July 6 in Featurette, Hype, To Watch | Comments



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