Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween To All Our Readers!  Be sure to get loads of treats and have happy nightmares.

Trick 'r Treat - Making Friends



Tell Tale Heart



Do they know it's hallowe'en



The Muppets wish you a very Spooky Halloween!

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November 7th marks the release of 'Panic Button' and 'Five Minarets in New York' on DVD and Blu-ray. To celebrate the release, we have DVD's of both films to give away courtesy of the good people at Showbox Home Entertainment to 3 lucky people.


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Winners will be notified when competition closes next week. Best of luck!

'Panic Button' Trailer


Panic Button is a social network themed horror/thriller from Movie Mogul Films. Starring Scarlett Alice Johnson, Jack Gordon, Michael Jibson, Elen Rhys and Joshua Richards, the film shows four young people that putting their lives online can have deadly offline consequences...


'Five Minarets in New York' Trailer


Istanbul, Turkey: Two of Turkey s top Secret Police Officers undertake covert anti-terror operations to uncover the true identity of a dangerous Islamic leader known only as Dajjal . Through violent raids and brutal interrogations they uncover his real name.

New York: Led by Agent Becker (Robert Patrick Terminator 2; Judgement Day) the FBI arrest a prominent Muslim scholar and family man Hadji Gumush in connection with an international arrest warrant issued by Interpol. Have the FBI found Dajjal?

The Turkish secret police officers are swiftly dispatched to New York to assist in the extradition, but the handover is far from simple. With the support of his wife (Gina Gershon Face/Off) and close friend Marcus (Danny Glover Lethal Weapon) Hadji manages to elude the authorities and go into hiding. But one of the officers did not travel all that way to just let him disappear quietly into the night; a lifetime of vengeance is about to be unleashed. In this nail biting action-thriller hunter and prey realise they have more in common than they first thought, setting them on a violent course that will force them to face the heart of their faith.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Updated: 'Shame' Trailer

Trailer for Steve McQueen's 'Shame,' starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan.

'Shame' tells the story of Brandon (Fassbender), a single man who is addicted to sex in any form as long as it does not involve love or intimacy. His ordered lifestyle is thrown into chaos with the arrival of his needy sister (Mulligan).

It opens in Ireland and the UK on 13 January 2012, 2 December in the US.



Update: Domestic trailer and two Clips:

Saturday, October 29, 2011

'The Dark Knight Rises' Official Synopsis

Official Synopsis for Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises:'

Every hero has a journey. Every journey has an end. Christopher Nolan returns to complete the epic Gotham trilogy that launched with Batman Begins and reached the stratosphere with the billion-dollar blockbuster The Dark Knight.

Batman is now hunted by the law led by his friend Commisioner Gordon for taking the blame of Harvey Dent's murders and protecting his reputation. He must quickly deal with the arrival of new villain Bane who is bent on the destruction and chaos of Gotham City, face old wounds and get a handle on the enigmatic Selina Kyle before his city is lost for good.

Oscar Winner Christian Bale reprises his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman for the third time along with stars Michael Caine as Alfred, Gary Oldman as Commisioner Gordon and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox. Inception stars Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt join the cast as WayneEnterprise board member Miranda Tate and Gotham Cop John Blake. Rounding out the cast are Anne Hathaway as the sleek Selina Kyle and Tom Hardy as the powerful villain Bane.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Christopher Nolan film, "The Dark Knight Rises." Nolan directed the film from a screenplay written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. Charles Roven, Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan are the producers, with Benjamin Melniker, Michael E. Uslan, Kevin De La Noy and Thomas Tull serving as executive producers. "The Dark Knight Rises" is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.

'The Dark Knight Rises' opens on July 20th, 2012.

Teaser Trailer

Friday, October 28, 2011

'ParaNorman' Teaser Trailer

Teaser trailer for Laika's stop-motion zombie comedy film 'ParaNorman' directed by Chris Butler and Sam Fell.  The voice cast includes Academy Award nominee Casey Affleck (The Killer Inside Me), Tempestt Bledsoe ("The Cosby Show"), Jeff Garlin (Toy Story 3), John Goodman (Red State, Matinee, Monsters, Inc.), Bernard Hill (Titanic), Academy Award nominee Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air), Leslie Mann (Rio), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Fright Night 3D, How to Train Your Dragon), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Let Me In), Tony and Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch ("30 Rock"), Tucker Albrizzi (Good Luck Charlie), Alex Borstein ("Family Guy"), and Jodelle Ferland (Case 39, Silent Hill, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse).

A small town comes under siege by zombies. Who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman (voiced by Kodi Smit-McPhee), who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he'll have to take on ghosts, witches, and worst of all, moronic grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits.

It opens 17 August 2012 for the US, no date for us in Ireland and the UK, yet.

'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' Trailer 2

Second trailer for Brad Birds's 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol,' starring Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Josh Holloway, Michael Nyqvist, Tom Wilkinson, Léa Seydoux and Anil Kapoor.

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.

It opens 16 December 2011 in America, 26 December 2011 for Ireland and the UK.



Thursday, October 27, 2011

Updated: The Muppets: Final Parody Trailer

Below is the final ever Muppet parody trailer. It's been a good run of very clever marketing, but now the parody comes to an end.

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.



Update: Muppets clip:

US Trailer & Poster For Studio Ghibli's 'Arrietty'

Trailer & poster for the American release of Studio Ghibli's 'The Borrower Arrietty' called 'The Secret World of Arrietty' for the US,it features the voices of Bridgit Mendler, Will Arnett, Amy Poehler and Carol Burnett.

Beneath the floorboards of a sprawling mansion set in a magical, overgrown garden in the suburbs of Tokyo, tiny 14-year-old Arrietty lives with her equally tiny parents. The house is occupied by two old ladies, who are unaware of the existence of their miniature tenants.

Arrietty and her family live by “borrowing”. Everything they have, they borrow or make from the things they have borrowed. A sugar cube here, a scrap of material there. But only a little each time, so the ladies do not notice.

Arrietty’s parents have always warned her: “Never let humans see you.” Once seen, little people always have to move on. But the adventurous Arrietty doesn’t listen, and soon she gets discovered by Sho, a 12-year-old human boy who lives in the mansion.

The two begin to confide in each other and, before long, a friendship begins to blossom...

'The Secret World of Arrietty' opens on February 17, 2012.

Spoiler Alert: The trailer does give away the ending of the film.

Life's Too Short: Johnny Depp Cameo Clip

A preview of Johnny Depp's cameo appearance in Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant new comedy series 'Life's Too Short' has been released, which you can check in the player below.

The mockumentary series will focus on the life and career of dwarf actor Warwick Davis and will air on BBC Two and HBO.

Shane Meadows To Document The Stone Roses Reunion

Shane Meadows ('This Is England', 'Dead Man's Shoes') is set to direct a film documenting the return of seminal band The Stone Roses. The director will film Ian Brown, John Squire, Gary "Mani" Mounfield and Alan "Reni" Wren as they rehearse for three sold-out shows – the band's first in 15 years – to be held in Manchester's Heaton Park next summer.

Meadows was present at the group's high-profile press conference last week, where they announced their reunion. Industry sources have confirmed the commission, although the band have said a decision on the film is due in the next few weeks.

The Stone Roses: Blood On The Turntable

Monday, October 24, 2011

'The Flowers of War' Trailer

Trailer for Zhang Yimou's 'The Flowers of War,' starring Christian Bale, Paul Schneider and Shigeo Kobayashi.

Based on the novel “The 13 Women of Nanjing” by Chinese author Yan Geling, “The Flowers of War” tells the story of 13 prostitutes, women who volunteered to replace university students who were abducted as “escorts” for the invading Japanese soldiers. Christian Bale stars as the Catholic priest who shelters the women in his church while the troops pillage in an event that would come to be known as the 1937 “Rape of Nanking.”

The film is China’s official selection into the Academy Awards Best Foreign Picture category. It opens 16 December 2011 in China, no release date yet for us in the west.

The Live Action 'Akria' Remake Lives

Warner Bros. has greenlit its live-action remake of the anime cult hit "Akira" for a late February/early March start.  In July, Warners tapped Spanish helmer Jaume Collet-Serra ('Unknown' ) to direct at a budget of $90 million, which was brought down from an initial figure of well over $100 million. Where the budget stands now isn't clear, and Warner Bros. had no comment on the project.

With a greenlight in place, studio can begin shopping for the two male leads; sources tell Variety that "Tron: Legacy" star Garrett Hedlund is considered a front-runner.  Twitch also reports that Gary Oldman has been offered the role of Colonel while Helena Bonham-Carter has been offered Lady Miyako.

'Akira,' long in development at the studio, has hit several speedbumps over the last several months, including Albert Hughes falling out as director. Collet-Serra was brought on quickly, but working out the budget took about two months, with studio and creative execs meeting last week before the decision was sealed over the weekend.

Appian Way's Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson Killoran are producing with Mad Chance's Andrew Lazar. It's another big win for Appian Way, which just secrured "Cloverfield" director Matt Reeves to helm its "Twilight Zone" pic at Warners.

WB acquired the potential tentpole project for a seven-figure sum from Japanese manga publisher Kodansha in 2008. Set in New Manhattan, the cyberpunk sci-fi epic follows the leader of a biker gang who must save his friend, discovered with potentially destructive psychokinetic abilities, from government medical experiments.

'Captain America 2' Details

Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely discussed ideas on what you can expect for the Captain America saying:
"I think it's safe for us to say that it's primarily set in the modern day," says Markus. "That seems to have been the biggest question people have been wondering about regarding the sequel... [W]e've been left with room to explore Cap entering the modern day wondering, 'What is all this? What's happened to the world' and so on."

"We made a movie where the world was in context for Steve Rogers," adds McFeely. "It was a movie where it was a more pure time, where there were clearly black-and-white, right-and-wrong, good-and-evil scenarios. And Cap is a guy who symbolizes that. Now he's in the now, and there is nothing black-and-white. So what do you do with that guy? How does he react to a much more uncertain time? So you're given this huge new palate to work with, but you can keep him the same."
Chris Evans' Captain America next appears in Joss Wheadon's 'The Avengers' on May 4, 2012, while the next solo venture for the first avenger is not expected until 2014.

Below are a collection of Promo's for the home release of 'Captain America: The First Avenger':

Trailer Two For Scorsese's 'Hugo'

International trailer for Martin Scorsese 3D family 'Hugo,' starring Asa Butterfield, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Ray Winstone, Christopher Lee, Helen McCrory, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Emily Mortimer and Michael Stuhlbarg.

'Hugo' tells the story of an orphan boy living a secret life in the walls of a Paris train station. With the help of an eccentric girl, he searches for the answer to a mystery linking the father he recently lost, the ill-tempered toy shop owner living below him and a heart shaped lock, seemingly without a key. Based on Brian Selznick's award winning and imaginative New York Times bestseller, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," this magical tale is Academy Award-winner Martin Scorsese's first film shot in 3D.

It opens 23 November 2011 in America, 2 December 2011 for Ireland and the UK.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Check This... ‘Mourir Auprès de Toi’ Co-Directed By Spike Jonze

Check This... The Spike Jonze co-directed with Simon Cahn stop motion short film ‘Mourir Auprès de Toi,' (To Die By Your Side) inspired by the work of fashion designer Olympia Le-Tan.

Here is a interview with Spike Jonzes on how the film came about:
How did the film come about?
I met Olympia in Paris through friends of mine. She was just starting to make the bags for her friends. She had a bunch of the scraps in her bag, all of the cut-out pieces of felt. I just loved it. I loved all the artwork she picked, the texture of it, the stitching of the felt. We joked about making a film and just went for it. It was this thing with no schedule, no pressure and no real reason to be—other than just that we thought it would be fun.

Did you write the story together?
Yeah we did. We would look at all the artwork over lunch whenever we would be in the same city, noting any ideas that would just make us smile. It was done like that, with no real plans.

What’s your creative process?

You just start with what the feeling is. For this one the feeling definitely started with the handmade aesthetic and charm of Olympia’s work. Instantly I had the idea of doing it in a bookstore after-hours, imagining the lights coming down and these guys off their books. Me and Olympia both wanted to make a love story, and it was fun to do it with these characters. It evolved naturally and it all just started with the feeling. From there you entertain yourself with ideas that excite you.

Do you go with your gut instinct?

If it cracks me up. We were talking about the skeleton coming off his book and the girl in the Dracula book waving at him. Olympia is someone who is just absurd, she’s used to just saying anything. She just started making the blowjob gesture as a joke to make us laugh but I was like, “We’ve got to do that.” It’s about taking things that could just be a joke while brainstorming and actually going for it and using it.

What inspires you?
People inspire me. Humberto Leon and Carol Lim [from Opening Ceremony] and the confidence and creativity in how they run their business. Pixar’s really inspiring, they make films in the best possible way. They’re always focused on story. I could list a million people that inspire me all the time. David Bowie’s music, Charlie Kauffman, David Russell. A lot of people that I work with too, just conversations I have with them about what we want to do.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

'The Descendants' Trailers

Trailers for Alexander Payne's 'The Descendants,' starring George Clooney, Judy Greer, Beau Bridges, Matthew Lillard, Robert Forster, Shailene Woodley, Mary Birdsong, Nick Krause and Amara Miller

From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, set in Hawaii, The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family's land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

It opens 20 January 2012 for Ireland, 27 January 2012 for the UK and 18 November 2011 for America.



Saturday, October 15, 2011

Updated: Marvel One-Shot 2 - 'Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer '

Here is the second Marvel One-Shot: "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to Thor's Hammer" with Agent Coulson(Clark Gregg) from the Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-ray and DVD which are available on October 25 in the US, December 5, 2011 for us in Ireland and the UK.

‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer…’ picks up after Agent Coulson leaves Tony Stark’s lab in Malibu during ‘Iron Man 2,’ and occurs before he arrives solo at the crater site in ‘Thor.’



Updated:Below are videos of 'The Avengers' panel from New York Comic Con 2011:


Full Panel

'American Reunion' Red Band Trailer

Restricted trailer for the fourth American Pie (not including the straight to DVD ones) film 'American Reunion.' Directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, it stars Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Chris Klein, Natasha Lyonne, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Tara Reid, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Jennifer Coolidge and Eugene Levy.

Jim, Michelle, Stifler, and their friends reunite in East Great Falls, Michigan for their high school reunion. It opens 6 April 2012.

Updated: 'The Woman In Black' Trailer

Trailer for the James Watkins horror film 'The Woman in Black' written by Jane Goldman. The movie stars Daniel Radcliffe, Ciaran Hinds, Liz White, Janet McTeer, Alisa Khazanova, Tim McMullan, Roger Allam, Daniel Cerqueira, Shaun Dooley, Mary Stockley, Cathy Sara, David Burke, Victor McGuire and Lucy May Barker.

The Woman in Black follows a young lawyer, Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe), who is ordered to travel to a remote village and sort out a recently deceased client's papers. As he works alone in the client's isolated house, Kipps begins to uncover tragic secrets, his unease growing when he glimpses a mysterious woman dressed only in black. Receiving only silence from the locals, Kipps is forced to uncover the true identity of the Woman in Black on his own, leading to a desperate race against time when he discovers her true intent.

It opens on February 3rd 2012 for America, 10 February 2012 for Ireland and the UK

<a href='http://video.uk.msn.com/?mkt=en-gb&vid=2tbzi15f&from=null&src=FLPl:embed::uuids' target='_new' title='MSN World Exclusive: Woman In Black - UK trailer' >Video: MSN World Exclusive: Woman In Black - UK trailer</a>

Update: Scream Awards Trailer

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Set of Posters & Trailer For 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows'

New set of posters and trailer for Guy Ritchie's 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,' starring Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Fry and Gilles Lellouche.

Sherlock Holmes (Downey Jr.) has always been the smartest man in the room... until now. There is a new criminal mastermind at large—Professor Moriarty (Harris)—and not only is he Holmes' intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil, coupled with a complete lack of conscience, may actually give him an advantage over the renowned detective.

When the Crown Prince of Austria is found dead, the evidence, as construed by Inspector Lestrade (Marsan), points to suicide. But Sherlock Holmes deduces that the prince has been the victim of murder—a murder that is only one piece of a larger and much more portentous puzzle, designed by Professor Moriarty. The cunning Moriarty is always one step ahead of Holmes as he spins a web of death and destruction—all part of a greater plan that, if he succeeds, will change the course of history.

It opens 16 December 2011.



'The Walking Dead' Webisode Series - Torn Apart

The full Webisode Series - Torn Apart is now below for you to view, the stories, made exclusively for the web and directed by Greg Nicotero, tells the tale of one of 'The Walking Dead' most iconic walkers, and how they came to be.

'The Walking Dead' returns on October 16, 2011 on AMC in the US, Friday 21st October at 10pm on FX for Ireland and the UK.

Webisodes: 1. A New Day


2. Family Matters


'Thor 2:' Patty Jenkins Is Confirmed To Direct

Marvel Studios have announced that Patty Jenkins will direct Thor 2, which will be released in theatres on Friday, November 15, 2013. Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman will return to star in the film along with Tom Hiddleston. Marvel Studios' Kevin Feige will produce the sequel to this summer's blockbuster Thor, which has grossed over $448 million worldwide to date.

Patty Jenkins previously directed Monster starring Charlize Theron, who won an Academy Award for her performance in the film. Jenkins, who received an Emmy nomination for directing the pilot of AMC's acclaimed series "The Killing," has also directed episodes of "Entourage" and "Arrested Development." Most recently, she directed "Pearl," one of the five short films that comprise Lifetime's original movie "Five."

In addition to Thor 2, Marvel Studios is currently scheduled to release Marvel's The Avengers on May 4, 2012, and Iron Man 3 which is slated for release on May 3, 2013.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Muppets: Trailer #2 & Movie Sneak Peek Videos

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.



Below is also some sneak peek videos of the upcoming Muppets film, check them out in the player below.

The Muppets Face One Big Problem



Who Are the Muppets?


The Muppets AMC Theatres Policy Trailer

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Michael Fassbender Joins Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave'

Michael Fassbender will team up with director Steve McQueen for a thrid time as he has joined '12 Years a Slave.' He will join Chiwetel Ejiofor who has been cast in the lead.

Based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northrup, 12 Years a Slave tells of Northrup's tragic kidnapping in Washington DC in 1841 where, despite being born a free man, he was forced into slavery at a Louisiana cotton plantation until his rescue 12 years later.

McQueen co-wrote the adaptation with John Ridley (Red Tails) and will produce through Brad Pitt's company, Plan B. Ejiofor, best known for roles in Children of Men and Redbelt, will portray Northrup while Fassbender's role remains currently undisclosed.

Javier Bardem & Berenice Marlohe Join 'Bond 23'

'Bond 23' has its bond girl and villian as Javier Bardem & Berenice Marlohe join Daniel Craig in Bond latest. Javier Bardem had this to say on joining the film:
"I am very excited, my parents took me to watch the movies, and I saw all of them, so to play that is going to be fun," he said about the James Bond film. "They chose me to play this man, but I cannot give you many details."
To be directed by Sam Mendes, filming is set to start soon for a November 9, 2012 release.

'The Adventures of Tintin' Trailer, Clips & Making Of

5 clips ,new trailer and making of featurettes are below for Steven Spielberg's 'The Adventures of Tintin.'

Produced by Peter Jackson, the 3D motion capture film is directed by Steven Spielberg from a screenplay by Steven Moffat and Edgar Wright & Joe Cornish. The film stars Jamie Bell as Tintin, the intrepid young reporter whose relentless pursuit of a good story thrusts him into a world of high adventure, and Daniel Craig as the nefarious Red Rackham. The action adventure also features the performances of Andy Serkis, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Gad Elmaleh, Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook.

It opens December 23 2011 for the USA, 26 October 2011 for Ireland and the UK.

Trailer


The Avengers: Trailer

Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures "Marvel's The Avengers"--the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, "Marvel's The Avengers" is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when "Marvel's The Avengers" assemble in summer 2012. In "Marvel's The Avengers," superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.

Monday, October 10, 2011

'Haywire' UK Trailer

Not content with one hit under his belt with 'Contagion,' Steven Soderbergh is set to release 'Haywire' early next year.

Mixed martial arts (MMA) superstar Gina Carano ("American Gladiators") makes her feature film debut in the January 20 release, starring and performing her own high-adrenaline stunts. The film's cast also includes Channing Tatum, Ewan McGregor, Michael Fassbender, Antonio Banderas, Bill Paxton, Michael Douglas and Michael Angarano.

The film tells an electrifying tale of espionage and betrayal, a female covert ops specialist (Carano), who works in the deadly world of international operatives, strikes back after discovering she's been double-crossed by someone close to her in the agency.

'My Week with Marilyn' Trailer

Trailer for Simon Curtis 'My Week with Marilyn' is now below, starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Julia Ormond, Dougray Scott, Zoe Wanamaker, Emma Watson, Toby Jones, Philip Jackson, Geraldine Somerville, Derek Jacobi, Simon Russell Beale and Dominic Cooper.

In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of 'The Prince and the Showgirl'. The film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller (Dougray Scott).

It opens 4 November 2011 in the USA, 18 November 2011 for Ireland and the UK.

'Young Adult' Trailer

Trailer for Jason Reitman and writer Diablo Cody's second collaboration 'Young Adult', starring Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, Patrick Wilson and Elizabeth Reaser.

Theron plays Mavis Gary, a writer of teen literature who returns to her small hometown to relive her glory days and attempt to reclaim her happily married high school sweetheart (Wilson). When returning home proves more difficult than she thought, Mavis forms an unusual bond with a former classmate (Oswalt) who hasn't quite gotten over high school, either.

It Opens December 9 2011 for the USA, 10 February 2012 for Ireland and the UK.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs RIP

February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs has died at 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.  Jobs had battled cancer in 2004 and underwent a liver transplant in 2009 after taking a leave of absence for unspecified health problems. He took another leave of absence in January -- his third since his health problems began -- and officially resigned in August.

Jobs started Apple with a high school friend in a Silicon Valley garage in 1976, was forced out a decade later and returned in 1997 to rescue the company. During his second stint, it grew into the most valuable technology company in the world.

Cultivating Apple's countercultural sensibility and a minimalist design ethic, Jobs rolled out one sensational product after another, even in the face of the late-2000s recession and his own failing health.

He also founded NeXT Computer in 1985 and a year later bought Graphics Group from the Star Wars director, George Lucas. The company, which Jobs renamed Pixar, produced extremely expensive computer animation hardware which was used by a number of film makers, including Disney.

Jobs switched the emphasis away from computer manufacturing and began producing computer animated feature films. The breakthrough came in 1995 with the film Toy Story, which went on to gross more than $350 million worldwide, and was followed by other successes including A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo and Monsters Inc.

“Steve Jobs was the greatest inventor since Thomas Edison. He put the world at our fingertips.”
Steven Spielberg

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' International Trailer

New international trailer for David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is now below, the film stars Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård, Steven Berkoff, Robin Wright, Yorick van Wageningen and Joely Richardson.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is based on the first novel in Stieg Larsson's "The Millennium Trilogy," which altogether have sold 50 million copies in 46 countries and become a worldwide phenomenon. Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family.

He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, ruthless computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.

It opens 21 December 2011 in the US, 26 December 2011 for Ireland and the UK.

Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse' UK Trailer & One Sheet

Below is the UK trailer for Steven Spielberg's 'War Horse,' starring Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch and Toby Kebbell.

Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, War Horse begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows the extraordinary journey of the horse as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets—British cavalry, German soldiers, and a French farmer and his granddaughter—before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Man's Land. The film is based on the book by Michael Morpurgo.

It opens December 28 2011 for the US, 13 January 2012 for Ireland and the UK.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The Man Of Steel: First Look At Russell Crowe As Jor-El

Here is the first images of Russell Crowe on set in his Jor-El costume for Zack Snyder's 'The Man Of Steel.' The costume is a radical change to how Jor-El is usually depicted and the costume has elements of Superman's famous costume but with added armour and tunic.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Doctor Who: 'Death Is The Only Answer' Mini Episode

Death is the Only Answer was an mini-episode broadcast as part of Doctor Who Confidential.

This special was broadcast on BBC Three as part of the Doctor Who Confidential episode 'When Time Froze.' Doctor Who Confidential and BBC Learning teamed up in a competition for UK students aged 9-11 to write a script for a Doctor Who short. The winning script was chosen by Doctor Who producers Steven Moffat, Piers Wenger and Beth Willis and Controller of BBC Learning Saul Nassé.

The writers of the winning script were Adam, Daniel, Katie, and Ben, Year Six students at Oakley C.E. Junior School in Basingstoke. For their on-screen credit, the only credit in the episode, the authors were collectively known as the Children of Oakley Junior School.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

'Arrested Development' To Return For A 10 Episode Run Before Planned Film

Great news, 'Arrested Development' will be returning to television for a mini-season of ten episodes before production on a film gets underway.

Creator Mitch Hurwitz announced the news while attending an Arrested Development cast reunion at the New Yorker Festival.

The mini-season will reportedly focus on where the show's characters are now, in order to reacquaint the audience with the series which has been off the air since 2006, before the impending movie.

Will Arnett, later tweeted:
"I'm peeing with @batemanjason at the moment..and we can confirm that we are going to make new AD eps and a movie."