Category Archives: Movies

Marvel Releases Ant-Man Teaser Trailer

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Marvel has released a brief teaser trailer for Ant-Man, while a full length trailer will debut during the premiere episode of Marvel’s Agent Carter on January 6th on ABC. Ant-Man is due to release on July 17th this year and boasts Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michael Douglas and Corey Stroll amongst its cast. Check out the teaser below!

Marvel also released another video announcing that a new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron will air on ESPN during the College Football Playoff national championship on January 12th. They also released an ‘ant-sized look at Ant-Man’ prior to the release of the ‘human-sized’ teaser. You can watch both videos below.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer to Debut this Weekend

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North America’s Regal Cinemas chain has announced that the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set to debut in their theaters this weekend. The trailer will screen before every movie shown between 28th – 30th  November at the following theaters:

  • CA Irvine Edwards Irvine Spectrum 22 & IMAX
  • CA San Diego Edwards Mira Mesa Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • GA Atlanta Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • IL Chicago Regal City North Stadium 14 IMAX & RPX
  • NY New York Regal Union Square Stadium 14
  • PA Warrington Regal Warrington Crossing Stadium 22 & IMAX
  • TN Knoxville Regal Pinnacle Stadium 18 IMAX & RPX
  • TX Houston Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 IMAX & RPX
  • WA Seattle Regal Thornton Place Stadium 14 & IMAX

It is highly likely that other cinema chains will also be showing the trailer on these dates but Regal Cinemas is the first to announce it.

The full movie is set to hit theaters on December 18th 2015.

New Trailer for The Conjuring Spin-Off Annabelle

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Warner Bros. have released a new trailer for Annabelle, a prequel to 2013’s The Conjuring. In the movie a young couple, played by Ward Horton and Annabelle Wallis, come into possession of the vintage doll which soon becomes possessed by a demon after their home is invaded by a satanic cult. The couple move house but Annabelle somehow follows them and begins to torment their existence.

John R. Leonetti is on directing duties after working as a cinematographer on The Conjuring, while James Wan, who directed that movie is on production duties this time around. Annabelle will also star Alfre Woodard, Eric Ladin, Tony Amendola and Michelle Romano. It hits cinemas on October 10. You can watch the trailer below.

Warcraft Movie Logo Unveiled

Director Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) visited San Diego Comic-Con to talk about his movie adaptation of Warcraft. Comic-Con attendees were shown actual footage of the movie, which isn’t hitting cinema screens until March 11, 2016, but those of us not lucky enough to be there will have to make do with the ten second clip of the movie’s logo (above).

The movie will act as an origin tale telling of the conflict between orcs and humans. The cast includes Travis Fimmel (Vikings), Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger), Ben Foster (X-Men: The Last Stand, Pandorum) and Paula Patton (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol).

First Look Behind the Scenes of Star Wars Episode 7

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J.J. Abrams has today given us the first official look behind the scenes of Star Wars Episode 7, in a video created to launch a new charity campaign  entitled Star Wars: A Force For Change.

The campaign aims to raise money for UNICEF by asking fans to contribute via the Omaze fundraising platform. There are different rewards available depending on how much you contribute, with the minimum being $10. Participants will also be entered into a competition to be in a scene of the movie, as well as meet director J.J. Abrams on the set in London.

The video also gives us our first look at a new Star Wars alien, and many fans will be pleased to see it was created with practical effects rather than CGI – which many feel was overabundant in the prequel trilogy.

For more details on the campaign visit omaze.com. You can watch JJ’s video below.

Darkrai and Diancie to be Given Away to Japanese Moviegoers

Pokémon fans in Japan will receive a special Diancie for Pokemon X and Y if they attend a screening of the new movie, Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction which opens there on July 19th. The Diancie will be at level 50 and will know the moves Diamond Storm, Reflect, Moonblast and Return.

As well as Diancie anyone who books tickets for the movie in advance will unlock a Darkrai with the moves Dark Void, Dark Pulse, Phantom Force and Dream Eater.

The Rock/Fairy type Diancie has already been confirmed to be headed to western territories but exactly how it will be distributed is still unknown. Fingers crossed that a similar offer for Darkrai will hit these shores as well.

You can watch the latest trailer for the movie below as well as the announcement trailer for the Darkrai promotion.

[SOURCE: siliconera.com]

Is this the First Set Photo from Star Wars Episode VII?

Star Wars Episode 7 Set Photo

Abu Dhabi based newspaper The National has taken what is believed to be the first on-set photograph of Star Wars Episode VII. The images show a large encampment in the Abu Dhabi desert, which many are reporting as an indication that Tatooine will appear in the new movie, although filming for the desert planet in previous Star Wars movies has always taken place in Tunisia. What has caught the attention of most Star Wars fans about the picture however is the large grey, round piece of equipment in the centre of the photograph which resembles a foot from one of the empire’s AT-ATs (pictured below) from The Empire Strikes Back.

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Reporters at The National however believe it also bears a resemblance to the escape pod used by R2-D2 and C3PO at the beginning of A New Hope. The fact that this relatively minor detail is the cause of such discussion just emphasizes how much secrecy there is surrounding the new movie.

With ‘Star Wars Day’ approaching (May the 4th) perhaps more concrete details will be revealed then. We will of course keep you up to date when and if that happens.

[SOURCE: TheForce.net]

Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Moving Closer to Western Release

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The latest animated Pokémon movie, Pokémon XY The Movie – The Cocoon of Destruction & Diancie, is officially heading to the west in 2014 according to the Pokémon Company International. The movie will be known as Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction in the west but no release date has been announced yet, as the Pokémon Company is still listening to bids for broadcast rights. The movie will be out on the 19th July in Japan so hopefully we won’t have to wait for too long after that.

The Pokémon Company will surely be hoping that the movie will capitalize on the popularity of Pokémon X & Y which together have now sold almost 12 million copies worldwide and are the fastest selling games to date on the Nintendo 3DS. This information was announced in a press release which you can read in full below.

A leading children’s entertainment franchise, Pokémon features a wide array of offerings including video games, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, animation, and various licensed products. Pokémon X and Pokémon Y recently became the fastest-selling video games for the Nintendo 3DS system, selling nearly 12 million copies worldwide since their October 2013 launch and adding to the more than 245 million Pokémon video games sold to date. With more than 20 billion Pokémon TCG cards shipped globally and animation licensed for broadcast in more than 160 countries and in more than 30 languages, Pokémon is a long-standing hit among fans around the world.

 

Wreck-It Ralph 2 Rumoured to be in the Works

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A sequel to Disney’s video game themed movie Wreck-It Ralph might be in the early stages of development, according to the film’s composer Henry Jackman. When asked by Collider if he had heard any news on a sequel he replied:

I did, to be honest with you.  I can’t tell you more, not because I’m being coy, but I believe that it is officially on the cards.  I don’t know any more other than a story is indeed being written.

Jackman also said if the movie does happen it will be the first sequel he has composed for. The original movie was a big hit at the box office, raking in a total of $471,222,889 worldwide, so it’s hardly surprising that Disney is planning a follow up.

If you haven’t seen it yet the first film, released in 2012, is a treat for video game fans, featuring appearances by many gaming icons such as Sonic, Bowser and M. Bison. Even more obscure characters such as Q*bert get a look in. It will be interesting to see what other characters get the big screen treatment when the sequel comes around.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Official Trailer

Paramount Pictures have released an official trailer for their live-action adaptation of classic comic/cartoon series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Check it out below.

The film is directed by Jonathan Liebman (Battle Los Angeles, Wrath of the Titans) and produced by Michael Bay – which probably won’t come as a surprise as the trailer definitely has a Transformers vibe about it, and not just because of the presence of Megan Fox as April O’Neil. The cast also includes Will Arnett as April’s ‘wise-cracking cameraman’ Vern Fenwick and William Fichtner as the Turtles’ nemesis Shredder. The turtles themselves are CGI creations filmed using motion capture technology.

The movie will hit cinemas in the USA on 8 August 2014 and the UK on 17 October.