Thursday, September 29, 2011

Updated 'The Avengers' Character Headshots & Stills

Entertainment Weekly has released pictures from the set and character headshots from Marvel Studios 'The Avengers.'

 Directed by Joss Whedon the pictures show off the worlds mightiest heroes line up of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner aka The Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.

Update: EW have also character profiles on each member of The Avengers, some of which tease important plot details:

“He’s the most – guy, but a total loose cannon," says Mark Ruffalo of playing Dr. Bruce Banner/The Hulk, "No one wants to set him off except for Iron Man... who just wants to see him pop. It’s funny, there’s a really cool dynamic between Tony Stark and Banner. Banner actually enjoys it, and finds it really refreshing. They’re a lot alike in a strange way. They’re both these kind of scientists who are mavericks, kind of renegades. Banner, for all his mild-mannered mythology, he’s still the dude who was testing some pretty crazy s–t on himself, so he has that rebel streak in him.”

It is also stated that Banner wants to be a member of the team, but that rest of the group considers him a liability. As for keeping the Hulk in check, the duty seems to fall to Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye, who will also share a backstory with Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow.

“[Hawkeye is] the only one who can really take down The Hulk with his tranq tip arrows," says Renner, adding "...The only sort of thing I cling to is the relationship of past experiences with Scarlett’s character, with them both being human. ”

Though Captain America was the hero we saw most recently on the big screen, Chris Evans says that things have changed between his solo film and The Avengers and that we'll see a darker take on Steve Rogers.

“It’s just about him trying to come to terms with the modern world," Evans explains, "You’ve got to imagine, it’s enough of a shock to accept the fact that you’re in a completely different time, but everybody you know is dead. Everybody you cared about.. [E]verybody he went to battle with, all of his brothers in arms, they’re all dead. He’s just lonely. I think in the beginning it’s a fish out of water scene, and it’s tough. It’s a tough pill for him to swallow."

Though the team is going head-to-head with Tom Hiddleston's Loki, Chris Hemsworth reveals that his Thor won't necessarily be the most at odds with his half-brother.

“I think [Thor's] motivation is much more of a personal one," he says, "in the sense that it’s his brother that is stirring things up. Whereas everyone else, it’s some bad guy who they’ve gotta take down. It’s a different approach for me, or for Thor... I’ve been frustrated with my brothers at times, or family, but I’m the only one who is allowed to be angry at them. There’s a bit of that.”

'The Avengers' opens May 4th 2012 worldwide.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

'Sleeping Beauty' UK Trailer & Poster

UK trailer hand poster have been released for Julia Leigh's 'Sleeping Beauty' starring Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie, Michael Dorman, Mirrah Foulkes and Henry Nixon

'Sleeping Beauty' is a haunting portrait of Lucy, a young university student drawn into a mysterious hidden world of unspoken desires.

It opens on October 14 for Ireland and the UK.

Monday, September 26, 2011

'The Rum Diary' Posters

Three posters for Bruce Robinson 'The Rum Diary' based on the Hunter S. Thompson novel. It stars Johnny Depp, Aaron Eckhart, Amber Heard, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins, Giovanni Ribisi and Marshall Bell

Based on the debut novel by Hunter S. Thompson, "The Rum Diary" tells the increasingly unhinged story of itinerant journalist Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp). Tiring of the noise and madness of New York and the crushing conventions of late Eisenhower-era America, Kemp travels to the pristine island of Puerto Rico to write for a local newspaper, The San Juan Star, run by downtrodden editor Lotterman (Richard Jenkins). Adopting the rum-soaked life of the island, Paul soon becomes obsessed with Chenault (Amber Heard), the wildly attractive Connecticut-born fiancée of Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart).

Sanderson, a businessman involved in shady property development deals, is one of a growing number of American entrepreneurs who are determined to convert Puerto Rico into a capitalist paradise in service of the wealthy. When Kemp is recruited by Sanderson to write favorably about his latest unsavory scheme, the journalist is presented with a choice: to use his words for the corrupt businessmen's financial benefit, or use them to take the bastards down.

It opens October 28, 2011 in the US, 4 November 2011 for Ireland and the UK.

'John Dies at the End' Trailer

Trailer for Don Coscarelli's 'John Dies at the End,' staring Paul Giamatti Doug Jones,Clancy Brown ,Chase Williamson and Rob Mayes.

It's a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero.

What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can't.

The Man Of Steel: Ayelet Zurer Cast As Superman's Kryptonian Mother Lara

Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer ('Munich', 'Angels & Demons') will replace Julia Ormond as Lara Lor-Van, Superman's Kryptonian mother, in 'The Man Of Steel.

The actress will join the Superman film with immediate effect, it is not yet known why Ormond is no longer involved in the Zack Snyder picture.

'Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey' Trailer

Beloved by children of all ages around the world, Elmo is an international icon. Few people know his creator, Kevin Clash, who dreamed of working with his idol, master puppeteer Jim Henson. Displaying his creativity and talent at a young age, Kevin ultimately found a home on Sesame Street. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary includes rare archival footage, interviews with Frank Oz, Rosie O’Donnell, Cheryl Henson, Joan Ganz Cooney and others and offers a behind-the-scenes look at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop.


Clip: Kevin Makes His First Puppet

Game Of Thrones: Season 2 Teaser

Season 2 of Game Of Thrones does not return to our television screens until April 2012, which is still a long way away. HBO however have released a short teaser to promote and start the build up to the eagerly awaited second series, which you can check below:

“The night is dark and full of terrors.”

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Doctor Who: 'The Wedding of River Song' Trailers & Prequel

As the Doctor makes his final journey to the shores of Lake Silencio in Utah, he knows only one thing can keep the universe safe – his own death – in the concluding episode of this series of the time-travelling drama. But has he reckoned without the love of a good woman?



BBC Promo:

Thursday, September 22, 2011

First Look At Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows'

Here is the first official look at the cast of Tim Burton's 'Dark Shadows,' starring Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz and Gulliver McGrath.

In the year 1752, Joshua and Naomi Collins, with young son Barnabas, set sail from Liverpool, England to start a new life in America. But even an ocean was not enough to escape the mysterious curse that has plagued their family. Two decades pass and Barnabas (Johnny Depp) has the world at his feet—or at least the town of Collinsport, Maine. The master of Collinwood Manor, Barnabas is rich, powerful and an inveterate playboy…until he makes the grave mistake of breaking the heart of Angelique Brouchard (Eva Green). A witch, in every sense of the word, Angelique dooms him to a fate worse than death: turning him into a vampire, and then burying him alive.

Two centuries later, Barnabas is inadvertently freed from his tomb and emerges into the very changed world of 1972. He returns to Collinwood Manor to find that his once-grand estate has fallen into ruin. The dysfunctional remnants of the Collins family have fared little better, each harboring their own dark secrets. Matriarch Elizabeth Collins Stoddard (Michelle Pfeiffer) has called upon live-in psychiatrist, Dr. Julia Hoffman (Helena Bonham Carter), to help with her family troubles.

Also residing in the manor is Elizabeth's ne'er-do-well brother, Roger Collins (Jonny Lee Miller); her rebellious teenage daughter Carolyn Stoddard (Chloe Moretz); and Roger's precocious 10-year-old son, David Collins (Gulliver McGrath). The mystery extends beyond the family, to caretaker Willie Loomis, played by Jackie Earle Haley, and David's new nanny, Victoria Winters, played by Bella Heathcote.

It opens 11 May 2012 for the US.

New 'Scarface' Film In Development

Universal Pictures is developing a new version of 'Scarface,' the film is is not intended to be a remake or a sequel. It will however take elements from the 1932 original and the 1983 version for the updated incarnation.

Both movies told the story of an immigrant who comes to America muscles into the crime scene and becomes a major crime kingpin through ruthlessness and violence, before toppling from power because of his weaknesses.

Studio meetings with writer to script the movie are already taking place. The film will be film will be produced by Marc Shmuger and his Global Produce banner along with Martin Bregman, who produced the Brian DePalma version.

Jackie Chan's ’1911 Revolution’ Trailers

Below is two trailers for Jackie Chan's '1911  Revolution' which he directed and stars in. The film is a tribute to the 100 year anniversary of the revolution and also coincidentally Chan's 100th film in his career.

At the beginning of the 20th century, China is in a state of crisis. The country is split into warring factions, the citizens are starving, and recent political reforms have made matters worse, not better. The ruling Qing Dynasty, led by a seven-year-old emperor and his ruthless mother, Empress Dowager Longyu (Joan Chen), is completely out of touch after 250 years of unquestioned power. With ordinary citizens beginning to revolt openly, the Qing Dynasty has created a powerful, modern army (the "New Army") to quash any rebellion. But weapons are expensive, and desperate for cash, the Qing leaders are trading anything they can get their hands on with foreign countries... and selling China.

The film is set to be released on 23 September 2011 in China and on 29 September 2011 in Hong Kong. The film will be released in its original version for a short run across American cinemas from October 7, 2011. No word yet on an Eire and UK release date.



Watch Liam Neeson Prepare To Punch A Wolf In 'The Grey' Trailer

Oh, Liam!

A group of oil-rig roughnecks are left stranded on the sub-arctic tundra after their plane experiences a complete mechanical failure and crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. The survivors, battling mortal injuries, biting cold and ravenous hunger, are relentlessly hunted and pursued by a vicious pack of rogue wolves.

Directed by Joe Carnahan and starring Liam Neeson, Dallas Roberts, James Badge Dale, Dermot Mulroney and Frank Grillo.

David Fincher’s 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' 4 Minute Trailer

Below is the freshly released 4 minute trailer for David Fincher’s 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.'

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is the first film in Columbia Pictures' and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures' three-picture adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s literary blockbuster The Millennium Trilogy. Directed by David Fincher and starring Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara, the film is based on the first novel in the trilogy, which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon. The screenplay is by Steven Zaillian.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

'J. Edgar' Trailer & TV Spot

Trailer and TV Spot for Clint Eastwood's 'J. Edgar,' starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Watts, Judi Dench, Armie Hammer, Josh Lucas and Ken Howard.

'J. Edgar' explores the public and private life of one of the most powerful, controversial and enigmatic figures of the 20th century. As the face of law enforcement in America for almost fifty years, J. Edgar Hoover (DiCaprio) was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.

'J. Edgar' opens in limited theaters on November 9 before expanding wide on November 11 for the US, 20 January 2012 for Ireland and the UK.

'[REC]3 Génesis' Teaser Trailer

'[Rec] 3 Genesis' teaser trailer, directed by Paco Plaza it stars Leticia Dolera, Diego Martín, Javier Botet, Àlex Monner and Ismael Martínez.

The action now takes place miles away from the original location and partly in broad daylight, giving the film an entirely fresh yet disturbing new reality. The infection has left the building. In a clever twist that draws together the plots of the first two movies, this third part of the saga also works as a decoder to uncover information hidden in the first two films and leaves the door open for the final installment, the future '[REC] 4 Apocalypse.'

It opens 30 March 2012 in Spain, no other dates have been confirmed.

'The Thing' Red Band Trailer

Red band trailer for Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 film 'The Thing,' starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen and Trond Espen Seim.

At an Antarctica research site, the discovery of an alien craft leads to a confrontation between graduate student Kate Lloyd and scientist Dr. Sander Halvorson. While Dr. Halvorson keeps to his research, Kate partners with Sam Carter, a helicopter pilot, to pursue the alien life form.

It opens October 14, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Doctor Who: 'Closing Time' Trailer

In the last few days of his life, the Doctor pays a farewell visit to his old friend Craig, and encounters a mystery, as the time-travelling drama continues.

People are going missing, a silver rat scuttles in the shadows of a department store, and somewhere close by the Cybermen are waiting…

UK Trailer

US Trailer

Producer Denise Paul Discusses 'Closing Time'

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Muppets: 'The Pig With The Froggy Tattoo' Teaser Trailer

Below is the latest parody trailer to promote the upcoming 'The Muppets' film, this time the film trailer they are parodying is 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,' check out the brilliant teaser below.

When Walter, the world's biggest Muppet fan, and friends Gary (Jason Segel) and Mary (Amy Adams) discover the nefarious plan of oilman Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) to raze the Muppet Theater, they help Kermit reunite the Muppets to stage The Greatest Muppet Telethon Ever and raise the $10 million needed to save the theater.

Monday, September 12, 2011

An Idiot Abroad/Life's Too Short Extended Trailers

Extended trailers for 'An Idiot Abroad' and 'Life's Too Short.'

'An Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List' will be shown on Sky1 starting 23 September 2011. The new series will feature Karl Pilkington travelling the globe to take part in activities that are considered "things you should do before you die".

'Life's Too Short' will air on BBC Two in the autumn with HBO showing the series in 2012.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Doctor Who: 'The God Complex' Trailer

The TARDIS lands in what looks like an ordinary hotel, as the time-travelling drama continues. But the walls move, corridors twist and rooms vanish. There is a room for every visitor that contains their deepest, darkest fears. Fears that will kill them. What lies in the Doctor's room? And when his turn comes, will he welcome death like all the rest?

The episode was written by Toby Whithouse and guest stars David Walliam as Gibbis.


Arthur Darvill on The God Complex

Thursday, September 8, 2011

'The Love We Make' Trailer. Documentary Chronicling Paul McCartney In New York In The Aftermath Of 9/11

As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the highly-anticipated feature length documentary "The Love We Make" will air in America September 10 on Showtime after select screenings in US cinemas on September 9. The film documenting Paul McCartney's journey through New York in the aftermath of the World Trade Center's destruction. Paul was in New York that day, and saw the consequences of one of the most horrific days in U.S. history.

"The Love We Make" documents Paul's role in the benefit concert, “The Concert for New York City,” which took place after the attacks.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Doctor Who: 'The Girl Who Waited' Trailer, Info & Clips

Amy is trapped in a quarantine facility for victims of an alien plague -- a plague that will kill the Doctor in a day. The Doctor can use the TARDIS to smash through time and break in, but then Rory is on his own. Can he rescue Amy before she is killed by kindness?

The writer of episode 10 and one of its stars reveal a little about The Girl Who Waited. Followed by three clips from the episode.

Karen Gillan and Tom MacRae on The Girl Who Waited

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