Videos and Trailers
Two New Clips & A “Roll Call” TV Spot For ‘The Croods’ – Starring Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone & Nicolas Cage
With the film’s release closing in, DreamWorks Animation has revealed two new clips and a TV spot for ‘The Croods.’ Written and directed by two-time Academy Award nominee Chris Sanders (How to Train Your Dragon, Lilo & Stitch) and Kirk DeMicco (Space Chimps), ‘The Croods’ features the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Nicolas Cage, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke. Look out for the film from March 22nd. My interview with Emma Stone for the film can be found here.
The Croods is a comedy adventure that takes us back to a previously undiscovered era in the history of our planet known as the Croodaceous, when nature was still a work-in-progress… full of never-before- seen creatures and landscapes. Audiences will relate to the hilarious family antics as an imaginative and resourceful newcomer helps the Croods navigate their way through the fantastic world beyond their cave.
TriStar Pictures has set loose, via Moviefone, this latest trailer for Brad Anderson’s (The Machinist) ’The Call’ (formerly titled ‘The Hive’). Lead by Halle Berry, the thriller co-stars the likes of Justina Machado, Tara Platt, Evie Thompson, David Otunga, Michael Linstroth, Michael Eklund, Abigail Breslin and Morris Chestnut. ’The Call’ is pencilled in for a March 15th release. The synopsis for the film can be read below.
When veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry), takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.
Chilling New Clip From Park Chan-Wook’s ‘Stoker’ – Starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode & Nicole Kidman
Fox Searchlight has unveiled this new ”The Sheriff Comes Calling” clip from Park Chan-wook’s (Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, Thirst) ‘Stoker.’ Set for a March 1st release, the psychological thriller stars the likes of Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Nicole Kidman, Jackie Weaver, Lucas Till, and Alden Ehrenreich. From a script by Wentworth Miller, ’Stoker’ marks the acclaimed South Korean filmmakers English-language debut.
The synopsis for ‘Stoker’ is as follows: “After India’s (Mia Wasikowska) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn (Nicole Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.”
With the Oscars taking place this Sunday, Weta Digital has premiered these “The Goblin Caverns” and “Creating Rivendell” featurettes for ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,’ providing us with a behind-the-scenes look at their incredible visual effects work on the film. The first movie in Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy is up for three Academy Award nominations: Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Production Design.
Earlier this week ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ became the fifth movie of 2012 to surpass the hefty $300 million mark in North America, joining Marvel’s ‘The Avengers’ ($623M), ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ ($448M), ‘The Hunger Games’ ($408M) and ‘Skyfall’ ($303M). The first movie in Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit’ trilogy recently received three Academy Award nominations for Best Visual Effects, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, and Best Production Design. Currently sitting at $959,760,000 million earned worldwide, expect ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ to pass the colossal $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office by March. As of today, the film is at $300,160,000 million in North America and $659,600,000 million internationally.
Two “Making Of” Featurettes For Terrence Malick’s ‘To The Wonder’ – Starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko & Rachel McAdams
Studio Canal has set loose these two new behind-the-scenes featurette for Terrence Malick’s romantic-drama ‘To The Wonder.’ The story for the film concerns a man named Neil (Ben Affleck), who feeling at loose ends, travels to Paris, where he enters a hot-and-heavy affair with a European woman named Marina (Olga Kurylenko). Subsequently, Neil and Marina come to Oklahoma, where they marry (in part for visa reasons). When the relationship founders, he rekindles a romance with a hometown girl (Rachel McAdams) with whom he’s had a long history. ’To The Wonder’ lands in UK cinemas on February 22nd, before arriving in US cinemas on April 12th.
TO THE WONDER tells the story of Marina (Kurylenko) and Neil (Affleck), who meet in France and move to Oklahoma to start a life together, where problems soon arise. While Marina makes the acquaintance of a priest and fellow exile (Bardem), who is struggling with his vocation, Neil renews a relationship with a childhood sweetheart, Jane (McAdams). Bold and lyrical, the film is a moving, gorgeously shot exploration of love in its many forms. Written and directed by Terrence Malick.
Walt Disney Pictures has premiered this new clip from Sam Raimi’s fantastical Wizard Of Oz spin-off, ‘Oz The Great and Powerful.’ Alongside James Franco as the titular Oz, ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ stars Weisz as Evanora, a powerful, evil witch who intends to rule the land, Michelle Williams in the role of Glinda, and Mila Kunis as Theadora. Zach Braff and Joey King also star. The story follows Oz, a young illusionist with a grandiose attitude who is forced to flee a travelling circus. His hot air balloon is swept up by a tornado to the magical land of Oz. ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ is pencilled in for a March 8th release – fingers crossed it’s a good’n! Check out the full production notes and official synopsis for ‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ below.
“Oz The Great and Powerful” imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.