Thursday, June 30, 2011

'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Teaser Trailer

Teaser trailer for 'Let the Right One In' director Tomas Alfredson's adaptation of John le Carré bestseller 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,' starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciaran Hinds, Colin Firth, Gary Oldman, Mark Strong, Simon McBurney and Tom Hardy.

During the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to find a Soviet agent within MI6.

It gets released 16 September for Ireland and the UK.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Check This...: Spike Jonze's 'Scenes From The Suburbs'


I wish I could remember every little moment. But I can’t. Why do I only remember the moments that I do. I wonder what happens to the others.” A group of suburban youths. Back then, in the summer, so long ago. They couldn’t leave town because outside the country was at war and the military controlled life and all gateways. The teenagers wander aimlessly about town. Winter is a long way off. And love and longing and friendship still mean – everything.



Update: Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) music video.


Interactive version at sprawl2.com (webcam and broadband recommended)

The film comes as a DVD with the re-release Deluxe edition of Arcade Fire's The Suburbs.







'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' Trailer


When a terrorist bombing destroys the Kremlin, the United States government activates "Ghost Protocol" and disavows the entire Impossible Mission Force. Ethan Hunt and his team are blamed for the attack, but are allowed to escape as part of a plan to enable them to operate outside their agency. Hunt is warned that if any member of his team is captured or compromised, they will be charged as terrorists planning a nuclear strike. He is forced to work with fellow IMF agent Brandt, who knows much more about Hunt and his past than Hunt himself.

Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' Trailer


The teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg's big screen adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel 'War Horse' has just been released.

The story follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

The film stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Niels Arestrup, Eddie Marsan, Emily Watson, David Thewlis and David Kross. The Screenplay was written by Richard Curtis and Lee Hall.

War Horse is out in Eire and the UK on January 13th 2012.

Updated: 'Captain America: The First Avenger' Trailer #2


When Steve Rogers is refused enlistment in the United States army during World War II, he is determined to find some way to serve despite his physical weakness. He jumps at the chance to take part in a military experiment that transforms him into the supersoldier known as Captain America. He and his companions Bucky Barnes and Peggy Carter battle a malevolent group called HYDRA and Hitler's chief weapons researcher, a man known as the Red Skull.



Update: TV Spots & new poster:








Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Late Python Graham Chapman’s Memoirs To Become Animated Film

A 3D animated adaption of Monty Python's Graham Chapman's memoir, 'A Liar's Autobiography: Volume VI,' is in production with most of the remaining Pythons providing voices.

Chapman, who died in 1989, will narrate the feature, using recordings of him reading his memoirs that he made in 1982. 'A Liar’s Autobiography' was published in 1980 and tells of Chapman’s progress through medical school, alcoholism and his sexuality, as well as his career move to comedy. The memoir also contains several passages of pure fiction with contributions from a number of co-writers such as Douglas Adams.

John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Jones and Terry Gilliam have all signed on to record various voice roles in the feature . The only Python notably absent so far from being involved is Eric Idle.

Terry Jones said: "I had no idea until recently that Graham Chapman is in fact dead -- I thought he was just being lazy. However, I am now delighted to find myself working with him again on this exciting project."

Jones’s son Bill is producing the film with Ben Timlett and Jeff Simpson, the same team who created the documentary series Monty Python Almost The Truth: The Lawyers Cut.

"We've been working closely with the Chapman estate and the Pythons to make sure we get this exactly right," said co-director Jeff Simpson. "Graham would be delighted that his work is being re-imagined in glorious 3D. He always loved wearing silly glasses."

John Cleese's Eulogy for Graham Chapman

Monday, June 27, 2011

Teaser Trailer For Pixar's 'Brave!'

The first teaser for Pixar's 'Brave!' directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman and featuring the voice talents of Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane.

'Brave' is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Merida (Kelly Macdonald) is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus (Billy Connolly) and Queen Elinor (Emma Thompson). An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer, Merida one day defies a sacred custom of the land and inadvertently brings turmoil to the kingdom. In an attempt to set things right, Merida seeks out an eccentric old Wise Woman (Julie Walters) and is granted an ill-fated wish. Also figuring into Merida's quest — and serving as comic relief — are the kingdom’s three lords: the enormous Lord MacGuffin (Kevin McKidd), the surly Lord Macintosh (Craig Ferguson), and the disagreeable Lord Dingwall (Robbie Coltrane).

Updated: Spike Jonze & Arcade Fire's Short Film ‘Scenes From The Suburbs’ Is Now Online


Spike Jonze has finally released his 28-minute short film 'Scenes From the Suburbs' online on Mubu. The film stars Sienna Blau, Sam Dillon, Zoe Graham, Zeke Jarmon, Paul Pluymen and Ashlin Williams and is collaboration with Arcade Fire with Win Butler and William Butler writing the film.

I wish I could remember every little moment. But I can’t. Why do I only remember the moments that I do. I wonder what happens to the others.” A group of suburban youths. Back then, in the summer, so long ago. They couldn’t leave town because outside the country was at war and the military controlled life and all gateways. The teenagers wander aimlessly about town. Winter is a long way off. And love and longing and friendship still mean – everything.

The short film will also be bundled in the 'Scenes From the Suburbs' album re-release.

UPDATE: THE SHORT IS NOW HERE FOR YOU TO WATCH.

'Immortals' Trailer #2

The new trailer for Tarsem Singh's 'Immortals,' starring Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Isabel Lucas, Freida Pinto, Luke Evans, Kellan Lutz, John Hurt and Mickey Rourke.

In the film, the brutal and bloodthirsty King Hyperion (Rourke) and his murderous Heraklion army are rampaging across Greece in search of the long lost Bow of Epirus. With the invincible Bow, the king will be able to overthrow the Gods of Olympus and become the undisputed master of his world. With ruthless efficiency, Hyperion and his legions destroy everything in their wake, and it seems nothing will stop the evil king’s mission.

As village after village is obliterated, a stonemason named Theseus (Cavill) vows to avenge the death of his mother in one of Hyperion's raids. When Theseus meets the Sybelline Oracle, Phaedra (Pinto), her disturbing visions of the young man's future convince her that he is the key to stopping the destruction. With her help, Theseus assembles a small band of followers and embraces his destiny in a final desperate battle for the future of humanity.

It opens November 11 2011.

'Cowboys & Aliens' Trailer #2 & Featurette

Second trailer and a inside look Featurette have been released for Jon Favreau's 'Cowboys & Aliens,' starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Noah Ringer, Paul Dano, Keith Carradine, Clancy Brown, Ana de la Reguera, Adam Beach and Abigail Spencer.

1875. New Mexico Territory. A stranger (Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the hard desert town of Absolution. The only hint to his history is a mysterious shackle that encircles one wrist. What he discovers is that the people of Absolution don’t welcome strangers, and nobody makes a move on its streets unless ordered to do so by the iron-fisted Colonel Dolarhyde (Ford). It’s a town that lives in fear.

But Absolution is about to experience fear it can scarcely comprehend as the desolate city is attacked by marauders from the sky. Screaming down with breathtaking velocity and blinding lights to abduct the helpless one by one, these monsters challenge everything the residents have ever known.

Now, the stranger they rejected is their only hope for salvation. As this gunslinger slowly starts to remember who he is and where he’s been, he realizes he holds a secret that could give the town a fighting chance against the alien force. With the help of the elusive traveler Ella (Olivia Wilde), he pulls together a posse comprised of former opponents -- townsfolk, Dolarhyde and his boys, outlaws and Apache warriors -- all in danger of annihilation. United against a common enemy, they will prepare for an epic showdown for survival.

Trailer


Featurette

'Boardwalk Empire' Season 2 Trailer



HBO has released a trailer for the second series of 'Boardwalk Empire.' The show stars Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham, Aleksa Palladino, Michael Stuhlbarg, Stephen Graham, Vincent Piazza, Paz de la Huerta Michael Kenneth Williams, Anthony Laciura, Paul Sparks, Dabney Coleman and Jack Huston.

Friday, June 24, 2011

'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' Eire & UK Trailer


Will Rodman (James Franco) is working on a cure for Alzheimer's by performing tests on apes. The first test subject is Caesar; it genetically modifies his way of thinking to create a new breed of ape with human-like intelligence. Caesar learns well, but human authority continues to test him and contain him. He eventually proves smart enough to break free from his cage and release the cure among other apes, affecting other apes like Caesar. Millions of apes begin to rally up a revolution. Soon, war breaks out between humans and apes. Rodman may be the only one able to stop them before the ape revolution succeeds in them becoming the dominant species on the planet.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Hobbit: First Official Images Released Of Martin Freeman As Bilbo


Peter Jackson has released the first images from his Lord of the Rings prequels and our first look at Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins to EW, who as well as releasing some images online have some snippets from the article too to accompany the pictures.
  

''He's in fantastic form,'' Peter Jackson says of McKellan. ''In a way, his role in The Hobbit has more technical difficulties than Lord of the Rings did, because he has scenes with 14 smaller characters — obviously the dwarves and the hobbit are shorter... I remember saying to him [laughs], ''Look, this isn't Waiting for Godot or King Lear. This is The Hobbit. This is the real thing.''


''He fits the ears, and he's got some very nice feet,'' Jackson says of his Bilbo. ''I think he's got the biggest hobbit feet we've had so far. They're a little bit hard to walk in, but he's managed to figure out the perfect hobbit gait.''

''There's no way you can pace yourself for shoots like these,'' Jackson says. ''When we were going through the schedule for The Hobbit, I felt a terrible drop in my stomach when I saw that we'd be shooting for 254 days. We're only 12 days short of The Lord of the Rings even though we're only doing two movies. When I saw that, I had to sort of pick myself up off the floor and carry on.'' 

UPDATED: EMPIRE COVER

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Life's Too Short Preview, New Series By Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of The Office and Extras, have released the first preview of their new BBC comedy Life's Too Short, which you check out in the video below.

The series centres on Warwick Davis – whose credits include Star Wars and the Harry Potter series – and who is one of Britain's pre-eminent dwarf actors. It is an observational comedy following Warwick's day-to-day frustrations, but still managing to find the optimism and warmth in a small world where big things happen.

Ricky Gervais previously said about the series: "Third in our trilogy of TV sitcoms, Life's Too Short is another naturalist observational comedy, dealing with everyday problems, human foibles and social faux pas... but with a dwarf."

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Muppets Theatrical Trailer


No trailer parodies this time, just pure Muppet brilliance.

When Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of an oilman (played by Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theatre, they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever to save the theatre.

Friday, June 17, 2011

'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2' Final Trailer


Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows : Part 2, is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much-anticipated motion picture event is the second of two full-length parts.

In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort.

It all ends here.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A message from Dexter (Video)


Dexter for season 6 is renewed, recharged, refocused with nothing to stop Dexter from being Dexter.

The Muppets: 'Being Green' Teaser Trailer

Below is the latest parody trailer for The Muppets, which is due to hit the big screen Feb 17th 2012. When Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of an oilman (played by Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theatre, they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever to save the theatre.

Doctor Who Episodes To Be Split Over 2 Years For Next Series


The BBC has commissioned 14 new episodes of Doctor Who that will star Matt Smith and run over the next 2 years. The BBC usually airs a series of 13 episodes a year, but has previously taken a break after series 4 with a number of specials throughout 2009 instead of a full series.

BBC One controller Danny Cohen has confirmed that Doctor Who will not be back for a full series next year and that some episodes will air in 2012 and the remainder being billed as specials will air in 2013, to coincide with the 50th anniversary celebrations of the series.

It comes after worrying reports in Private Eye that BBC Wales would be making four specials rather than a new series due to budget constraints, failure to meet deadlines and problems on set with producers.

In response showrunner Steven Moffat tweeted “Private Eye seems like such fun, until it’s YOUR friends they’re spreading nasty, inaccurate gossip about. How horrible.”

James Mangold To Direct 'The Wolverine'


James Mangold (I Walk The Line) has been approached by Twentieth Century Fox with an offer to direct 'The Wolverine'. The director is supposedly Hugh Jackman's first choice for the job.

Mangold's previous directorial credits include 'Girl, Interrupted,' '3:10 To Yuma,' 'Copland' and last years 'Knight & Day.' His name appeared on a shortlist of directors the studio wanted after Darren Aronofsky left the picture in March.

Russell Crowe Cast As Jor-El In 'The Man Of Steel'


Russell Crowe is in final negotiations to play Jor-El, the Kryptonian father of Superman who forsees the destruction of the doomed planet Krypton and sends his infant son Kal-El on a ship bound for Earth in Zack Snyder's 'The Man of Steel.'

Warner Bros. have so far declined to comment on the talks with Crowe, but it is expected that an announcement should be made very soon to confirm the role as production begins on the film next month. Other names under consideration for the part included Sean Penn and Clive Owen

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Doctor Who: 'Time Runs Out' Teaser & Autumn Series Preview


If you can't wait for the second half of the series, which returns in the Autumn with the Episode titled "Let's Kill Hitler'.

Check out the videos below that feature a eerie teaser with the titles 'Time Runs Out':

TIME RUNS OUT


Find out more about what lies ahead for the Doctor in the video below featuring Steven Moffat and Alex Kingston.

Autumn Preview (US VIEWERS WARNING CONTAINS SPOILERS)



Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill on the Big Reveal

New Trailer For 'Fright Night' Now With Added David Tennant


A new trailer has been released for Fright Night, that finally gives us our first look at David Tennant (who looks to be quite the scene stealer) in his role as Peter Vincent. The trailer also reveals the film is Rated-R in the US, which is a positive sign that this will be a true horror flick and was not cut or trimmed to get a PG-13 rating and attract that "lucrative teen market" with a watered down version.

Teenager Charley Brewster guesses that his new neighbor Jerry Dandrige is a vampire responsible for a string of recent deaths. When no one he knows believes him, he enlists Peter Vincent, the opportunistic host of his favorite TV show, to help him take down Jerry and his guardian.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Doctor Who: 'A Good Man Goes To War' Trailer, Prequel Video & 2 Clips

Amy Pond has been kidnapped and the Doctor is raising an army to rescue her as the drama continues. But as he and Rory race across galaxies, calling in long-held debts and solemnly given promises, his enemies are laying a carefully concealed trap.

In her cell in Stormcage, River Song sadly acknowledges that the time has come at last – today will mark the Battle of Demons Run and the Doctor's darkest hour. Both sides will make their sacrifices and River Song must finally reveal her most closely guarded secret to the Doctor.

Trailer


As the Doctor prepares to face his darkest hour, key players conspire and a grim warning is given…

Prequel to Episode 7


Clip 1


Clip 2

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Amy Adams Joins PT Anderson's Latest

Amy Adams is the latest big name to join Paul Thomas Anderson's untitled Scientology inspired religious Drama said to be loosely based on the life of L. Ron Hubbard and the creation of Scientology. Jesse Plemons and David Warshofsky are also addictions to the cast, Plemons is said to be playing Hoffman's character's son with Warshofky in the role of a detective.

They join Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Madisen Beaty, Laura Dern and Lena Endre.

Adams will play the wife of the character played by Hoffman, "a man who returns after witnessing the horrors of WWII and tries to rediscover who he is in post-war America. He creates a belief system, something that catches on with other lost souls in post-war America." Phoenix will play an "alcoholic drifter who becomes his right-hand man and disciple."

'Captain America: The First Avenger' TV Spots

Two TV spots have been released for Marvel's 'Captain America: The First Avenger,' directed by Joe Johnston and starring Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, Stanley Tucci, Haley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones and Neal McDonough.

Born during the Great Depression, Steve Rogers grew up a frail youth in a poor family. Horrified by the newsreel footage of the Nazis in Europe, Rogers was inspired to enlist in the army. However, because of his frailty and sickness, he was rejected. Overhearing the boy’s earnest plea, General Chester Phillips offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a special experiment… Operation: Rebirth.

After weeks of tests, Rogers was at last administered the Super-Solider Serum and bombarded by ‘vita-rays.’ Steve Rogers emerged from the treatment with a body as perfect as a body can be and still be human. Rogers was then put through an intensive physical and tactical training program. Three months later, he was given his first assignment as Captain America. Armed with his indestructible shield and battle savvy, Captain America has continued his war against evil both as a sentinel of liberty and as leader of the Avengers.

'Captain America: The First Avenger' is set to hit theaters on July 22nd in the US, 29th July for us in Ireland and the UK.