Videos and Trailers
The official ‘Django Unchained’ website has revealed this new collection of character wallpapers and clip from Quentin Tarantino’s revenge-tinged spaghetti western. In ‘Django Unchained’ Jamie Foxx plays the eponymous hero, a slave who is liberated and taught the tricks of the trade by a German bounty hunter (Christoph Waltz). Django’s real desire is to be reunited with his wife (Kerry Washington), who winds up in a variety of unsavory places and whose travails drive the plot. It leads to a confrontation in Candyland, a ranch owned by the notorious Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio).
‘Django Unchained’ also stars Tarantino regular Samuel L. Jackson, who plays the role of Stephen, Calvin Candie’s valet who keeps the slaves in line at Candie’s residence. The likes of Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Laura Cayouette, Laura Cayouette, Tom Savini, M.C. Gainey, Misty Upham, Franco Nero, Walton Goggins, Jonah Hill and Don Johnson co-star. The film will pay homage to the Sergio Corbucci original ‘Django,’ Takashi Miike’s ‘Sukiyaki Western Django’ – which features Tarantino, and Elmore Leonard’s novel ’40 Lashes Less One.’ My hopes are ridiculously high for this film. Tarantino + spaghetti western = YES PLEASE! ’Django Unchained’ arrives in cinemas December 25th in the US and January 18th, 2013 in the UK. Check out the official synopsis for ‘Django Unchained’ below the rest of the wallpapers and clip.
Summit Entertainment has unveiled this new full-length trailer for writer/director Andrew Niccol’s (The Truman Show, Gattaca) ‘The Host.’ ‘The Host’ is the big screen adaptation of Twilight series author Stephanie Meyers’ best-selling novel of the same name. Opening in cinemas March 29th, 2013, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger, William Hurt and Frances Fisher. ‘The Host’ follows Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan), one of the last humans putting up a fight against an alien species called Souls. These parasites invade human bodies, fuse to each person’s consciousness and systematically erase their personalities. Melanie is captured by the aliens and implanted by a Soul called Wanderer, something of a legend because of all of the “hosts” she has attached to on numerous planets. Wanderer’s goal is to get Melanie to give up the remaining pockets of humans, but instead the alien finds Melanie to be unique in her unwillingness to surrender her consciousness.
“The Host” is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed. When Melanie, one of the few remaining “wild” humans, is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn’t expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.
Fox Searchlight has unveiled six pics and a new clip from ‘Hitchcock.’ The film chronicles the making of the seminal 1960 Alfred Hitchcock suspense horror ‘Psycho,’ with Anthony Hopkins portraying the legendary director. ’Hitchcock’ is described as “a love story between one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock, and his wife and partner Alma Reville (Helen Mirren).”
Directed by Sacha Gervasi, ‘Hitchcock’ is based on the book ‘Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho’ by Stephen Rebello. Alongside Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren, the film also stars Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh, James D’Arcy as Anthony Perkins, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles, Michael Stuhlbarg as Lew Wasserman, Toni Collette as Hitchcock’s secretary Peggy, Michael Wincott as Ed Gein, Kurtwood Smith as Geoffrey Shurlock, Richard Portnow as Barney Balaban, and Danny Huston as Whitfield Cook. Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced a November 23rd US release date for the film. ’Hitchcock’ arrives in the UK on Febuary 8th, 2013. Source: Yahoo! Movies/The Playlist.
UPDATE: international TV spot added. Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled this fifth TV spot for Peter Jackson’s ’The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ the first of three films in his epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s enduringly popular masterpiece. This spot for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ showcases some excellent looks at the likes of Ian McKellen’s Gandalf the Grey, Andy Serkis’ Gollum, Martin Freeman’s Bilbo Baggins, Jed Brophy’s Nori, Dean O’Gorman’s Fili, Mark Hadlow’s Dori, James Nesbitt’s Bofur, Peter Hambleton’s Gloin, Graham McTavish’s Dwalin, Ken Stott’s Balin, John Callen’s Oin, Stephen Hunter’s Bombur, William Kircher’s Bifur, Adam Brown’s Ori, Aidan Turner’s Kili and Richard Armitage’s Thorin Oakenshield - the leader of the dwarf band setting out on an adventure to reclaim their lost lands from the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch).
The adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit’ was originally made as a two-part film, however Warner Bros, Peter Jackson, producer Fran Walsh and writer-producer Philippa Boyens announced a few months back that ‘The Hobbit’ films will now be a trilogy. The release schedule for the three films are as follows: ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ is set for a December 14th, 2012 release date, ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ arrives in cinemas December 13th, 2013, and ’The Hobbit: There and Back Again’ concludes the trilogy on July 18th, 2014. If you missed the recently released – and fantastic – second theatrical trailer for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ you can view it here.
An enticing official teaser trailer and viral site (www.europaventuresllc.com) has landed online for Sebastian Cordero’s (Pescador, Cronicas) sci-fi/adventure flick ‘The Europa Report.’ Set for an unspecified 2013 release, the mysterious film stars Sharlto Copley Michael Nyqvist, Anamaria Marinca, Christian Camargo, Daniel Wu and Karolina Wydra.
‘The Europa Report’ follows the story of a six-person team of astronauts from various international space stations who are sent by a private sector corporation to be the first manned mission to Jupiter’s fourth moon in search of extraterrestrial life. The only thing more intimidating and unpredictable than the trip itself is what the team will encounter upon arrival. Source: The Playlist.
Relativity Media has set loose this debut trailer for’ 21 and Over,’ a comedy written and directed by ’The Hangover’ writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Justin Chon (Twilight) stars in the film alongside Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect) and Miles Teller (Footloose), with the likes of Sarah Wright, Francois Chau, Jonathan Keltz, Daniel Booko and Dustin Ybarra co-starring. ’21 and Over’ arrives in cinemas on March 1st, 2013.
Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect), Miles Teller (Footloose) and Justin Chon (Twilight) star in 21 AND OVER, a hilarious movie that showcases a rite of passage gone horribly wrong. Straight-A college student Jeff Chang has always done what’s expected of him. But when his two best friends Casey and Miller surprise him with a visit for his 21st birthday, he decides to do the unexpected for a change, even though his critical medical school interview is early the next morning. What was supposed to be one beer becomes one night of chaos, over indulgence and utter debauchery in this outrageous comedy.