Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Academy Unviels Shortlist for Best Visual Effects

Earlier today, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences officially released their shortlist of contenders for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.  The list includes The Dark Knight Rises, Life of Pi, Cloud Atlas, Marvel’s The Avengers, and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.  The list is comprised of some great work from top to bottom, with the exception of one or two movies.  Historically, a film with serious Best Picture chances walks away with the Oscar for Best Visual Effects (Hugo, Titanic, Gladiator, Return of the King, Avatar, Inception).  At the moment, the only film on the list garnering enough attention for Best Picture is Ang Lee’s Life of Pi.  Hit the jump to check out the full list. Read the rest of this entry

New Stills from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Two days ago, the first clip for Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was released (seen here).  Along with the clip, over 20 high-resolution photos released as well.  With the release just over two weeks away, Warner Bros. will continue their strong marketing campaign- although it’s a given that the return to Middle-Earth will reel in a ton of cash.  Hit the jump to check out the new stills. Read the rest of this entry

Final Trailer For Django Unchained – Plus Soundtrack Info

The final trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained has officially hit the web.  There isn’t much new footage in the trailer, but there are gunshots galore mixed with few new dialogue one-liners.  The trailer also features a different style of music than what has played in previous trailers with Rick Ross’ “100 Black Coffins” playing over the footage.  I can’t even begin to explain how excited I am for this movie.  Along with the new trailer, the full soundtrack listing has been included.  Hit the jump to check out the trailer and read the full press release from The Weinstein Co. and Loma Vista Recordings. Read the rest of this entry

Has Warner Bros. Already Cast the Next Batman in Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

The Justice League film is hitting theaters in 2015.  The biggest question surrounding the film as of late is who the next Batman will be.  With next summer’s Superman flick, Man of Steel, right around the corner, director Zack Snyder has recognized that the Superman seen in MOS will likely be the same Superman seen in Justice League.  It’s starting to look like Warner Bros. has already put the wheels in motion in regards to building a joined universe to set up their superhero ensemble film and moving forward with the Batman character.  The latest rumor swirling around the web is that fans have already seen the next to don the cape and cowl, and that is Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  Hit the jump to read more. Read the rest of this entry

The Dark Knight Rises For Your Golden Globe Consideration Posters

After launching their Oscar campaign a few weeks ago, Warner Bros. has now set their eyes on The Golden Globes.  The studio has released two new posters displaying the categories that they believe The Dark Knight Risesshould be nominated for.  The posters feature some cool quotes from praiseworthy critic reviews and one features a picture of Academy Award winning composer Hans Zimmer sitting down with director Christopher Nolan.  Hit the jump to check out the posters. Read the rest of this entry

ABC’s Nightline Special With Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal on Zero Dark Thirty

Director Kathryn Bigelow and writer Mark Boal brought us a rousing drama that followed an elite bomb squad unit in 2008’s The Hurt Locker. This winter, the Academy Award winning duo has teamed up yet again to bring us the story of the greatest manhunt in history.  ABC’s Nightline aired a special exclusive sit-down with Bigelow and Boal to discuss the film.  We all know the outcome of Zero Dark Thirty, but the director and screenwriter want to show you how it all came to be.  Hit the jump to check out the video. Read the rest of this entry

First Clip From The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

The world premiere of director Peter Jackson’s next trip to Middle-earth, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, is happening in a few hours in Wellington, New Zealand.  With that, we are treated to the very first clip from the film.  The clip features Ian McKellan’s Gandalf handing over a familiar Elvish sword to Martin Freeman’s Bilbo.  With the release about two weeks away, I am very excited to see if Peter Jackson can deliver yet again.  Hit the jump to check out the clip. Read the rest of this entry

New Posters For Oz: The Great and Powerful, Les Misérables, and Zero Dark Thirty

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Some new posters for Oz: The Great and Powerful, Les Misérables, and Zero Dark Thirty have been released.  The Oz poster is actually the final third to the triptych poster (which you can see here) that was released a little over two weeks ago.  The Les Misérables poster is pretty cool, seeing that it is the French version of the poster.  The Zero Dark Thirty poster is likely to be the last one released before we see the film hit theaters.  Both Les Mis and Zero Dark Thirty were screened for the first time for critics within the last week, and both already have loads of Oscar buzz surrounding them.  Hit the jump to check out the posters. Read the rest of this entry

James Gandolfini Doesn’t Take Orders in This New Clip From Killing Them Softly

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A brand new clip from Andrew Dominik’s Killing Them Softly has been released. Not much needs to be said about the clip, other than it looks like New York Mickey (James Gandolfini) isn’t taking orders from anyone! Killing Them Softly is right around the corner as it releases this Friday and it is receiving some very positive reviews from critics so far. Hit the jump to check out the clip.

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Official Synopsis for Star Trek Into Darkness

After the news that the first nine minutes of J.J. Abrams’ next Star Trek installment, Star Trek Into Darkness,  will be attached to IMAX showings of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey next month, and that the trailer will be attached to non-IMAX showings, the official synopsis for the film has been released.  Abrams has always done a great job of keeping his plots as secret as possible, but it looks like he and Paramount are amping up the marketing hype as these special IMAX footage screenings approach.  Things are looking interesting as Captain Kirk and company are going to be engaged in an intergalactic manhunt for a “one man weapon of mass destruction.”  Hit the jump to check out the synopsis. Read the rest of this entry