With ‘The Avengers’ (or ‘Avengers Assemble’ if you’re in the UK…..yup, ‘Avengers Assemble’) release date on the horizon, Marvel has released these two new images of Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill in the long-awaited superhero movie. I’m stoked for ‘The Avengers,’ I thoroughly enjoyed the recently released theatrical trailer, in particular the shot circling the Avengers team – good stuff! Directed by Joss Whedon, ‘The Avengers’ stars Chris Evans (Captain America/Steve Rogers), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye/Clint Barton), Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/Hulk), Robert Downey Jr (Iron Man/Tony Stark), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow), and Tom Hiddleston (Loki). The likes of Cobie Smulders, Clark Gregg, and Stellen Skarsgard co-star. ‘The Avengers’ is released in cinemas April 26th in the UK and May 4th in the US. Fingers crossed it lives up to the hype!
Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” “Iron Man 2,” “Thor,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Marvel’s The Avengers” is the super hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, “Marvel’s The Avengers” brings together the mightiest super hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. The star studded cast of super heroes will be joined by Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother) as Agent Maria Hill of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as Tom Hiddleston (“Wallander”) and Stellan Skarsgård (“Angels & Demons,” “Mamma Mia!”) who will both reprise their respective roles as Loki and Professor Erik Selvig from the upcoming Marvel Studios’ feature “Thor.”
Displaying Will Smith, Josh Brolin, and Tommy Lee Jones having a staring contest, Sony Pictures has released these two posters for the latest installment in the Men in Black franchise, ‘Men In Black 3.’ Alongside the Will Smith, Josh Brolin,and Tommy Lee Jones, the threequel co-stars Sacha Baron Cohen, Emma Thompson, Emma Thompson, Jermaine Clement, Sharlto Copley, Johnny Knoxville, Alice Eve, Betty White, and Nicole Scherzinger. The story for ‘Men in Black 3′ involves Agent J (Will Smith) going back in time to the 1960s to save a young Agent K (Josh Brolin), the MiB agency, and a universe-ending catastrophe. ‘Men in Black’ and ‘Men in Black 2,’ which came out in 1997 and 2002 respectively, have combined to earn nearly 1.1 billion dollars worldwide – big money$. ‘Men in Black 3’ is set for release May 25th. Barry Sonnenfeld, who directed the first two installments of the blockbuster franchise, will direct the film from a screenplay written by Etan Cohen, based on the comic book by Lowell Cunningham.
In Men In Black 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.
In time for the release of the films new trailer on Monday, Twentieth Century Fox has unveiled these two new images from ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift,’ providing us with a peak at the films new pirate crew characters. In ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift,’ the voice talents of Ray Romano, Denis Leary and John Leguizamo are reunited with Queen Latifa and Seann William Scott, and joined by new voices Jennifer Lopez, Nick Frost, Aziz Ansari and Alan Tudyk in this new instalment of the award-winning and Oscar-nominated animated series. Directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier, ‘Ice Age: Continental Drift’ is set for release July 6th.
One of filmdom’s most beloved trios – “Ice Age’s” Manny, Diego, and Sid – embark upon their greatest adventure after cataclysm sets an entire continent adrift. Separated from the rest of the herd, they use an iceberg as a makeshift ship, which launches them on an epic seafaring quest. Manny and the gang are challenged like never before to become heroes and do the impossible, as they encounter exotic sea creatures, explore a brave new world, and battle ruthless pirates. Scrat’s reunion with his beloved but cursed acorn catapults him to places no prehistoric squirrel has gone before.
New ‘ParaNorman’ Trailer & Poster – Featuring The Voices Of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck & Anna Kendrick
iTunes Movie Trailers has premiered this new theatrical trailer and poster for the stop-motion animated film ‘ParaNorman.’ Featuring the voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Casey Affleck, Anna Kendrick, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, and Alex Borstein, ’ParaNorman’ comes from the animation studio LAIKA (Coraline). The film follows a misunderstood boy who can speak with the dead, takes on ghosts, zombies and grown-ups to save his town from a centuries-old curse. ’ParaNorman’ is set for release August 17th in the US and September 14th in the UK.
When a small town comes under siege by zombies, who can it call? Only misunderstood local boy Norman, who is able to speak with the dead. In addition to the zombies, he’ll have to take on ghosts, witches and, worst, of all, grown-ups, to save his town from a centuries-old curse. But this young ghoul whisperer may find his paranormal activities pushed to their otherworldly limits. ParaNorman is being directed by Sam Fell and Chris Butler, from Mr. Butler’s original screenplay. Mr. Fell was director of The Tale of Despereaux and Flushed Away. Mr. Butler was storyboard supervisor on Coralineand storyboard artist on Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. Arianne Sutner, animation producer on The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, and Travis Knight are producing ParaNorman. Academy Award winner Brian Van’t Hul (King Kong, Coraline) is the movie’s visual effects supervisor; Emmy Award winner Nelson Lowry (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride) is its production designer; and Tristan Oliver (Fantastic Mr. Fox, the Academy Award-winning Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit) is the director of photography on ParaNorman.
Showcasing Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss displaying her nifty archery skills, Lionsgate has set loose this clip from Gary Ross’ upcoming adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ best selling novel, ‘The Hunger Games.’ Jennifer Lawrence headlines the film as Katniss Everdeen, a 16-year-old living in the post-apocalyptic country of Panem. Every year, a boy and girl are chosen from each of the country’s 12 districts to fight each by lottery to compete to the death in gladiator-like spectacles, the Hunger Games. Katniss is from one of the poorest districts, but she is skilled in archery and hunting, which makes her a fierce competitor. Alongside Jennifer Lawrence, the cast also includes Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Amandia Stenberg, Alexander Ludwig, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones and Stanley Tucci. ’The Hunger Games’ is set to be released March 23rd. Oscar-winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy (Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours) is already set to pen the Hunger Games sequel ‘Catching Fire’ – which is set for a November 22nd, 2013 release. Look out my interviews with Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, and Lenny Kravitz for ‘The Hunger Games’ over the next few weeks.
In a not-too-distant future, the United States of America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war, to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year, two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcasted throughout Panem as the 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss’ young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart, Peeta, the son of the town baker who seems to have all the fighting skills of a lump of bread dough, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.
Universal Pictures has released these four new international posters for Peter Berg’s (The Kingdom, Hancock) upcoming summer blockbuster ‘Battleship.’ From what I’ve seen so far, I’m convinced that the best film to see drunk in 2012 is undoubtedly, unquestionably, beyond shadow of a doubt, unmistakably……‘Battleship.’ The film, a sci-fi/actioner that is loosely based on the popular Hasbro board game of the same name, stars Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Taylor Kitsch, Josh Pence and Rihanna. ‘Battleship’ is set for release April 11th in the UK and May 18th in the US.
Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Based on Hasbro’s classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper’s fiancée; Alexander Skarsgard as Hopper’s older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper’s crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone’s superior (and Sam’s father), Admiral Shane.