Videos and Trailers
The first trailer has arrived online from Mark Neveldine’s (co-director/writer on the ‘Crank’ films) ‘The Vatican Tapes,’ starring Michael Peña, Djimon Hounsou, Dougray Scott, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Peter Andersson, and Kathleen Robertson. The horror thriller follows the haunting tale of 27-year-old Angela Holmes, played by Dudley, an ordinary girl who begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close to her, causing serious injury and death. The local priest, Father Lozano (Peña), examines Holmes and believes she is possessed, but when Vicar Imani (Hounsou) and Cardinal Bruun (Andersson) are called from the Vatican to exorcise the demon, it proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than they imagined. ‘The Vatican Tapes’ hits theaters on May 22nd.
“Sentient Robot” Behind-The-Scenes Featurette For Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie’ – Starring Sharlto Copley, Hugh Jackman, Dev Patel…
From Sony Pictures comes these new TV spots for ‘Chappie,’ the upcoming film from Neil Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium). Led by Sharlto Copley as the titular robot (he’s playing Chappie via performance capture), the sci-fi flick also stars Dev Patel, Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Sigourney Weaver and Hugh Jackman.
Opening today, the official synopsis for ‘Chappie’ is as follows: “Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings – some good, some bad – and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever. “
Ever had one of those days where everybody wants to kill you for something? This is the question Idris Elba’s character poses to Jim Terrier (Sean Penn) when the two are acquainted in this brand new clip from ‘The Gunman,’ released in cinemas on March 20th. Based on Jean-Patrick Manchette’s ‘Prone Gunman’ novel and a script by Peter Travis (‘Dredd’ director), ‘The Gunman’ follows Penn’s character, an international operative who is betrayed by the organization he worked for, and must go on the run in a relentless game of cat and mouse across Europe. Helmed by ‘Taken’ director Pierre Morel and also starring Jasmine Trinca, Mark Rylance, Ray Winstone and Javier Bardem, the synopsis for the film is as follows:
Universal Pictures has set loose this extended look at the latest installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, ‘Furious 7.’ Continuing the global exploits of the franchise built on speed, Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Dwayne Johnson lead the returning cast of ‘Furious 7.’ James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring) directs this chapter of the hugely successful series that also welcomes back favorites Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Elsa Pataky and Lucas Black. The April 3rd release also features Jason Statham, Tony Jaa, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, John Brotherton and a cameo by Iggy Azaela.
This first international trailer has arrived online for ‘Dark Places,’ the feature adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s (Gone Girl) best-selling novel starring Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll and Tye Sheridan. Set for a April 8th release in France, the film is written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key). Expect word on the film’s UK and US release shortly.
‘Dark Places’ tells the story of Libby Day (Theron), a woman who, at the age of 7, survives the massacre of her family and testifies against her brother as the murderer. Twenty-five years later, a group obsessed with solving notorious crimes confronts her with questions about the horrific event. Told in a series of flashbacks from the points of view of Libby’s mother, Patty, and her brother, Ben, Libby is forced to revisit that fateful day and begins to question what exactly she saw – or didn’t see – the night of the tragedy.
The good folks over at Marvel have unveiled this new trailer for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron.’ Joss Whedon’s ensemble superhero flick stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat Ultron (James Spader), a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction.