Sony Pictures has unveiled this first trailer for the acclaimed drama ‘Whiplash,’ which is lead by Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons. Directed and written by Damien Chazelle (Guy And Madeline On A Park Bench), ‘Whiplash’ is adapted from a short film that won Sundance’s jury award for fiction in 2013 (also written and directed by Chazelle).
‘Whiplash’ follows Andrew (Miles Teller), a first-year college student as he begins his quest to become the core drummer of the top jazz orchestra in the country. Under the direction of a prestigious but borderline abusive instructor named Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), Andrew would do anything to become a famous musician. His commitment is put to the ultimate test when the unrelenting and eccentric band professor all but drives him to madness. Fletcher’s extreme teaching methods rattle Andrew’s faith in drumming… and in himself. In the end, the struggle is only worthwhile if Andrew is really the one-in-a-million talent that Fletcher believes him to be. ‘Whiplash’ opens on October 10th.
Poster For DreamWorks’ ‘Penguins Of Madagascar’ – Starring Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch..
From DreamWorks Animation comes this first poster for ‘Penguins of Madagascar,’ the animated spin-off from the ‘Madagascar’ series centered on the fan-favorite penguins. Set for a November 14th release in the US and December 5th bow in the UK, the film features the voices of Tom McGrath, Chris Miller, Chris Knights, John Malkovich, Benedict Cumberbatch, Ken Jeong, Annett Mahendru and Peter Stormare. Simon J. Smith is directing from a script by Michael Colton and John Aboud.
Discover the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private now must join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then… you know), voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch to stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine, voiced by John Malkovich, from taking over the world.
Hot on the heels of the Scarlet Witch and Iron Man posters, Marvel has just set loose these new Black Widow and Captain America concept art posters for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ The above Black Widow piece is by Andy Park while the below Captain America piece is by Ryan Meinerding.
The cast list for the enormously anticipated flick includes Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America, Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk, Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Don Cheadle as Rhodey/Iron Patriot, along with newcomers Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch, Thomas Kretschmann as Baron Wolfgang Von Strucker, James Spader as Ultron, and Paul Bettany as The Vision. ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ opens on April 24th, 2015 in the UK and Ireland and May 1st, 2015 in the US.
The always awesome Matt Ferguson (aka Cakes and Comics) has put together this brilliant set of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ posters for the Shortlist. The cast for the film, which opens in the UK and Ireland on July 31st before opening in the US on August 1st, includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Corpsman Dey, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and Josh Brolin as Thanos. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry, Marama Corlett, Emmett J. Scanlan and Enzo Cilenti co-star.
‘The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies’: New Looks At Luke Evans’ Bard, Lee Pace’s Thranduil & Evangeline Lilly’s Tauriel
Scanned from the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, here’s some new looks at ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.’ Writer-director-producer Peter Jackson recently confirmed that we should get some early footage from the film “soon” – I’m guessing a teaser trailer this weekend for Comic-Con (one can hope!). ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ the final chapter in ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy, will be released worldwide on December 17th.
Focus Features has unveiled this first trailer and new batch of images from ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.’ The erotic drama stars with Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, the duo at the center of the story. Marcia Gay Harden, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, Victor Rasuk, Callum Keith Rennie, Jennifer Ehle and Max Martini also star in the adaptation of the EL James novel. ’Fifty Shades of Grey’ opens on Valentine’s Day 2015.