Friday, December 24, 2010

Source Code UK Trailer

Summit Entertainment has released a UK movie trailer for Source Code, the sophomore feature from Moon director Duncan Jones on Heyuguys. The trailer begins much like the previously released domestic release, but varies a bit along the way and features a bunch of different footage along the way.

Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Fantastic New 'Rango' Featurette with Johnny Depp

Paramount has released a new behind the scenes featurette called “natural acting experience” from Gore Verbinski’s Rango.  Unlike most animated movies which feature the actors delivering their dialogue alone, Verbinski had the entire cast acting out the scenes like a play, which I’m sure led to a lot of discovery with the script and many improvised moments.  I wonder if the Blu-ray release will feature a split screen so you can see the animated scenes next to the actors recording the dialogue.  Trust me, the way they captured Rango is as radical a process for animation as I have ever seen.  You definitely want to check out this feturette.   

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Inception Featurette aiming for The Oscars

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight was shut out of the 2008 Oscar race for Best Picture, but with ten slots available for the 2010 nominees, it’s looking likely that his critically-acclaimed box office smash Inception will be getting a nomination.  However, since there are still only five slots for Best Director, there are really only five nominees for Best Picture and then five honorable mentions.  Warner Bros. wants to get Inception on the short list and so they’ve released a “new” behind-the-scenes featurette for the film.  It’s mostly EPK (electronic press kit) footage, but the beginning and end of the featurette are new.  This isn’t so much to encourage people to see the movie (chances are you already have), but to remind Awards voters that Nolan made a remarkable picture.  While all the momentum seems to currently be behind The Social Network, it’s still early enough for other contenders to garner favor.
Hit the jump to check out the featurette.

'Toy Story 3' Oscar Campaign Ads!

Despite the efforts of literally only a few of reviewers, Toy Story 3 has become the most universally praised film of the year. With a 99% rating at Rotten Tomatoes, it seems like you'd be hard pressed to find someone who didn't love the heartfelt goodbye to Andy's Toys. While Toy Story 3 is almost a surefire winner for Best Animated Film at the Academy Awards, Pixar is shooting for the moon this time. Several Oscar campaign ads have surfaced showing that Pixar wants the sequel follow in the footsteps of Beauty and the Beast and Up to become another animated film nominated for Best Picture. But this time they actually want to win!

New Image and Poster of 'The Smurfs' Invasion of New York City

Though we've already seen a teaser trailer giving us our first look at the CG animated versions of the classic blue cartoons in Sony Pictures Animation's adaptation of The Smurfs in 3D, now two more images give us a glimpse of the characters as they invade NYC. While the first image only featured one recognizable Smurf (Papa Smurf voiced by Jonathan Winters), this new one sees the elder Smurf joined by Smurfette (Katy Perry), Grouchy Smurf (George Lopez), Gutsy Smurf (Alan Cumming), Brainy Smurf (Fred Armisen) and Clumsy Smurf (Anton Yelchin). In addition, there's also a brand new teaser poster you can see below!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Daft Punk Talks About Their Experience With TRON: LEGACY

Shrouded in mystery, the helmeted French techno-pop duo known as Daft Punk have been creating some serious buzz in the scene of electronic dance music since the early 90’s. They’ve won Grammy Awards, created fusions of techno and rock, helped evolve the raving subculture, and maintained a serious dedication to helmet hair whenever in the public eye (…not sure if they shower with them too, but I would never doubt it). And now with the release of Tron: Legacy and their subsequent film-scoring debut, they are truly at the top of their game.

Hit the jump to check out what Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (yeah, those are their names) had to say:

Friday, December 17, 2010

First Official Teaser Poster for Battle: Los Angeles

Isn't it a little late for something like a teaser poster? ComingSoon has revealed the first official poster for Jonathan Liebesman's exciting new alien invasion movie Battle: Los Angeles starring Aaron Eckhart and a young platoon of Marines. We've seen the badass trailers for this and know what to expect (Black Hawk Down with aliens) but this poster seems like something we should've seen six months ago before any trailers or anything. Now it just seems kind of boring when we already know the action this has in it. Cool imagery, but come on, this is it? I hope we see more cool posters for Battle: Los Angeles soon. Check it out!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Filmography 2010: Amazing Mash-Up of 270 of This Year’s Movies

Editor “Gen I.” has mixed together a beautiful compilation of 270 of this year’s movies.  The six-minute mash-up runs all genre, all tones, and it’s just a really well-cut together piece.  It’s not saying “These were the best films,” but it brings them all together to make 2010 look like a better year in cinema than it actually was.  That takes some skill.

Hit the jump to check out the video.


We’ve got some pictures of Pegg, Tom Cruise, and Paula Patton on the set of the next Mission: Impossible film to tide you over. Directed by the superb Brad Bird (The Incredibles, The Iron Giant, Ratatoullie), Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is the fourth entry in the popular franchise that’s been spearheaded by Cruise since the first film back in 1996. Bird has assembled a highly impressive cast that includes Cruise, Pegg, Patton, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Josh Holloway (Lost), Anil Kapoor (Slumdog Millionaire), Léa Seydoux (Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood), and Vladimir Mashkov (The Thief). If that wasn’t enough, Michael Giacchino is also doing the score.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Official Synopsis for Steven Spielberg’s War Horse

Things are heating up for Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated drama War Horse, starring Emily Watson, David Thewlis and Jeremy Irvine. 

Full Theatrical Trailer for 'Rango' + New Poster

Yeehaw! Paramount has debuted the second full theatrical trailer on Yahoo for Gore Verbinski's Rango, the upcoming animated comedy starring Johnny Depp as a chameleon named Rango. As fantastic as that first teaser looked earlier in the summer, this one is so much better and shows us so much more of the story this time around. More actors providing voices in this include: Bill Nighy, Timothy Olyphant, Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina and Ray Winstone. This really looks wonderful, the animation, the story, the Fear & Loathing-ness of Depp's character, it all looks great, I truly can't wait to see it. Check out the trailer below!

First 'Fast Five' Trailer with Vin Diesel & Dwayne Johnson

Universal has debuted the first trailer for Justin Lin's Fast Five, the fifth movie in their insanely successful Fast and the Furious franchise of high speed, high octane, highly mediocre movies. Vin Diesel premiered the trailer on his own Facebook and it's packed with plenty of TNA, lots of explosions, and more suped up cars than you can throw a stick at, as expected. As we also know, this stars Dwayne Johnson as well as Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris. I'm not really into this franchise at all, but that's just me. Watch and enjoy after the jump!

Monday, December 13, 2010

New Featurette for 'Sucker Punch'

A new featurette of the upcoming Zack Snyder action flick Sucker Punch has been released and it gives us a deeper look into the next installment of the Zack Snyder series – movies-with-mind-blowing-ass-kicking. It’s basically a collection of a bunch of previously released scenes but also compiles a few comments by the actors including Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Jena Malone, Carla Gugino, Jon Hamm, and Oscar Isaac.   The film also stars Scott Glenn.

Hit the jump to check out a brief synopsis and the featurette to see what else the film has to deliver besides a posse of hot girls with too many guns:

Sunday, December 12, 2010

'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides' Trailer!

The Mouse House has unveiled the first teaser trailer on Yahoo for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth new movie in their incredibly popular pirating adventure series, this time directed by Rob Marshall. As expected, Johnny Depp is back as Jack Sparrow and he's joined by Geoffrey Rush, Penélope Cruz, Ian McShane, Stephen Graham, Judi Dench and Gemma Ward. This actually looks surprisingly quite fun, I will say that I'm looking forward to it, but it's not too high on my list next summer. Watch and enjoy!

New Trailers for BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY, UNCHARTED 3, MASS EFFECT 3, Guillermo Del Toro’s INSANE, and More

Last night was the Video Game Awards and with the ceremony came the debut of trailers for some of the hottest upcoming video games.  Among the new trailers, I was most excited to see a new sneak peek at Batman: Arkham City, the sequel to the incredible Batman: Arkham Asylum.  The trailer didn’t really show any new gameplay, but it did introduce us to one of the game’s main villains, Dr. Hugo Strange (who might also be a villain in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises).  There were also cool trailers for Mass Effect 3, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Resistance 3, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Portal 2, Prototype 2, SSX: Deadly Decents, Forza Motorsport 4, Mortal Kombat, and Thor: God of Thunder.  

There was also a teaser trailer for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming horror game, Insane, which unfortunately isn’t due out until 2013.
Hit the jump to check out all the trailers.

New Trailer for THOR Online

Paramount has finally debuted the first official teaser trailer for Marvel's Thor, directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Hemsworth as the God of Thunder. The trailer comes from Yahoo and is a must watch, even if you're not that familiar with this superhero. I think this looks awesome, despite the costumes; it looks like it'll be epic and exciting. The cast also includes: Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Anthony Hopkins as Odin, Idris Elba, Stellan Skarsgård, Ray Stevenson, Rene Russo and Tom Hiddleston as the mysterious Loki.  
Watch below!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pixar’s Cars 2 Early Review

 I love Pixar. But the one film in the entire Pixar catalog that I don’t love (not to say that I don’t like it, it’s just a few steps below the rest) is Cars. To me, it almost feels like one of the movies Dreamworks Animation had produced at that point of time. And if it weren’t for the heart of the storyline, I probably would’ve enjoyed it a lot less.

The film wasn’t considered a huge box office success, grossing $461,981,604 worldwide — less than Pixar films of previous years like Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo (which in comparison made $867.8 million worldwide). But the merchandising for the film has brought in billions in sales, which is why Disney green lit a sequel and began construction on a huge CarsLand expansion of the Disney California Adventure theme park.

But now someone claims to have screened an early cut of the film, and has posted a review online. What did they think? Find out after the jump.

Oscar Visual Effects Semifinalists Announced

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has just announced that 15 films have been selected as semifinalists for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 83rd Academy Awards.  Of the fifteen, five will be selected for final Oscar consideration and the winner will be announced live on Tuesday, January 25, 2011.  The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

First Dark, Shadowy Teaser Poster for Marvel's Thor is Revealed

With the trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s Thor set to go online tomorrow, what better time than now to get a look at the poster? The film, which stars Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, and Natalie Portman, will be released in 3D on May 6, 2011. Marvel Studios will follow that up with Captain America: The First Avenger on July 22nd, 2011 and The Avengers on May 4, 2012. 

Hit the jump to check out the Thor poster in all its glory.


Damn I can't believe another one of these movies is almost here already! Paramount has released the first teaser trailer for Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon and it’s extremely well cut and a great teaser.  While many studios love to reveal too much in their trailers and sometimes even in their teaser trailers, this is a perfect example of how to sell your movie without giving it all away.  Also, I love the way it works in a huge moment from the late 60’s and makes it connect with the universe of Transformers.  I don’t want to spoil it…

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Second Full Theatrical Trailer for Blue Sky's Animated 'Rio'

A new trailer has gone online for the animated film Rio.  Like this year’s animated family film Alpha and Omega, Rio centers on a pair of animals who are trying to fuck.  OK, that might be a bit of an over-simplification.  They’re a pair of rare macaws (voiced by Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg) who are brought together to mate but are then kidnapped so they can be sold on the bird black market.  Judging by the trailer, it could be amusing.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  

Dark 'Cowboys & Aliens' Teaser Poster arrives

Empire has unveiled another dark, shadowy teaser poster for Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens featuring Daniel Craig once again. This compliments the first teaser poster (which Favreau recently complained was too similar to the I Am Number Four poster, and I agree totally with him) as well as the badass teaser trailer.

Check out the new poster!

First Promo Poster for 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' Surfaces


The first trailer for next summer's blockbuster sequel Transformers: Dark of the Moon is supposed to hit sometime today, but a new promo poster, maybe even an official teaser poster, has surfaced already. JoBlo got ahold of the image. It's a simple, and not entirely unexpected image of Optimus Prime standing triumphantly with the signature orange embers flying about, likely from one of Michael Bay's trademark explosions. It's not amazing, but this will surely have people getting excited and bitching at the same time.

The Sound Design of Tron: Legacy

Our friends at the Soundworks Collection take a look at the sound design and music of Tron Legacy.
Explore the world of TRON: LEGACY, a high-tech adventure set in a digital world that’s unlike anything ever seen or heard. In this exclusive sound for film profile we talk with Sound Re-Recording Mixer Gary Rizzo, Supervising Sound Editor Gwen Yates Whittle, and Sound Designer Steve Boeddeker.
Hit the jump to watch the 9 minute behind the scenes featurette.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

First Full Trailer for D.J Caruso’s I AM NUMBER FOUR

DreamWorks has released the first full trailer for director D.J. Caruso’s I Am Number Four and you can check it out after the jump.

TRON: LEGACY Soundtrack $3.99!

If you’ve been looking forward to Daft Punk’s TRON: Legacy Soundtrack (it’s awesome and one of my favorites of the year), Amazon is selling it tonight for $3.99!  The only thing to know is…it’s just for the MP3’s.  But if you don’t mind just having digital copies, it’s a hell of a deal.  No idea when this sale will end so I wouldn’t wait too long…

Tomb Raider Origins Game Announced

In what might be a perfect fit for a movie adaptation, Square Enix today announced Tomb Raider, the new game from Redwood City-based studio Crystal Dynamics. 

The game is described as follows:

Monday, December 6, 2010

2011 Sundance Film Festival Short Films Announced

The 2011 Sundance Film Festival is shaping up quite nicely. The films in competition, and out of competition, have already been announced and each has some incredibly exciting entries. Monday brought the announcement of the 81 short films, chosen out of 6,467 entries, that will play in Park City, Utah this January. And while the majority of them are by currently unknown filmmakers, there are a few that jump out featuring names like Elijah Wood, Danny McBride, Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Jack Black. Actually, those guys are all in the same short (lol). 

After the jump, we’ll highlight those films and show you the full list.

First footage of 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides'

The trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides tomorrow, but today we have the first footage courtesy of Enterainment Tonight’s visit to the set.  The clip is a bit scattershot in focus, but features Johnny Depp hopping across the tops of carriages in a neat set piece, a look at franchise newbie Penelope Cruz in action, and commentary from producer Jerry Bruckheimer among some truly impressive sets built on location in Hawaii and London.
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides — directed by Rob Marshall — hits 3D theaters on May 20, 2011.Hit the jump to watch the footage.



Christopher Nolan’s script for The Dark Knight Rises is reportedly due today.  Although, as David S. Cohen jokes in his tweet, what can Warner Bros. do if he doesn’t turn it in?  Fire him?  Of course, Nolan seems like a fairly self-disciplined chap and so when he told Cohen that the script was “due”, that was probably a self-imposed deadline.  It would, however, be a bit early as Michael Caine says he didn’t expect to get the script until January (and that may still be true).  Shooting on the highly-anticipated sequel is set to begin in May with the movie set for release on July 20, 2012.
Hit the jump for a brief recap on what we think we know so far about The Dark Knight Rises.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

New Design, New Logo


 So you may notice my new logo designed by the amazing Gringo a great friend. I am IN LOVE with it! I told him what I wanted in a logo, and he somehow created one that contained all of my adjectives… Unique, modern, timeless, etc. So now I’ve revamped the blog with more cinematic design. I will also be working on matching up the blog's Background with Hyped movies I'm looking forward to see. I Hope You guys like it as much as I do.

Check the Wallpapers bellow:

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Trailer Coming Dec. 13

 Disney has announced that they will premiere the first trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides on Monday, December 13th.  However, Disney is holding a contest that will allow a few lucky fans to see the trailer before anyone else as part of “Pirates Fans First!” event at AMC Downtown Disney 12 Theater and Disneyland Resort.  The trailer will then go online worldwide at 1:00pm (PST).

Hit the jump for full details on the contest and the press release.  

Chris Nolan is Excited to Be Working on Batman's 'Last Chapter'

 Even though we're still two years out and shooting hasn't even started on The Dark Knight Rises, we're already at that point where we're hyping it up just for the sake of hype. As in, even though there is no news or new information to report, this new quote from director Christopher Nolan is still worth reading just because it's an awesome two-year-early tease for the extremely highly anticipated conclusion to his Batman saga. Nolan spoke with Entertainment Weekly recently and confirmed that this is "the last chapter of our Batman saga." He also talked about how he's very excited to be working on TDKR next following Inception.

'Tron: Legacy,' Weak in Early Box-Office Tracking

THR is reporting that the film is tracking “soft” right now and is headed for a disappointing $35 million opening weekend.  That would be a major blow to Disney, who have reportedly spent $200 million on the production (not to mention the costs of their massive marketing campaign).  The film has to open at at least $50 million to  be on the path to profitability.  However, this number doesn’t factor in international grosses and how the film is opening on December 17th in most of the world. Undoubtbly  the film will be labeled a flop if it doesn’t have a stellar opening weekend in the U.S.  Man... That would be really sad news for me. I've been loocking foreward to these for like forever.

Two New Featurettes for TRON: LEGACY

Disney has released two new featurettes for TRON: Legacy.  One featurette centers on the film’s villain, “Clu”, who is played by a digitally de-aged Jeff Bridges. The other featurette is more of a overview of the characters and the vehicles.  Neither featurette really spoils anything (or at least nothing that hasn’t already been glimpsed in the trailers), but if you need your TRON: Legacy fix (and I know you do), then hit the jump to check them out.  Also, after the jump I’ve included a report on how the film is currently tracking soft at the box office right now.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Glowing Hands on the First Poster for 'I Am Number Four'

Disney/DreamWorks has debuted the first poster for D.J. Caruso's I Am Number Four, the sci-fi action thriller starring Alex Pettyfer as a human-like alien from another planet who blends in to high school on Earth to escape from being killed by a rival species. Thanks to Collider for posting it. I've had the chance to watch the teaser a few times and I actually think this could be a solid sci-fi action flick with some teenager elements throw in for good measure, but I'm not sure how many others are interested. This poster has the standard blue/orange color mix and isn't very exciting, to be honest, but it's not bad. Check it out below!

First Poster for 'The Adjustment Bureau'

Though we got an intriguing first trailer last May, sad news came later that Universal's The Adjustment Bureau starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt would be delayed until March 2011. That creates some worry for the film from first-time director George Nolfi (known previously for his writing credits on films like The Bourne Ultimatum), but I'm still extremely excited to see this. Now some hype comes in the form of a Hitchcockian style poster with tall shadows (reminiscent of The Untouchables) looming after Damon and Blunt. The poster seems a little too clean, but you can check out the full poster below and judge for yourself.