A second trailer has released for The LEGO Movie, so if somehow the first one didn’t get you amped to see this hilarious look at the world of multicolored bricks, then there’s no hope for you. You’ll never understand the joy of tiny plastic Batman failing, repeatedly, to throw a batarang. (more…)
Mimicking the gimmicks from any dozen blockbuster trailers, The LEGO Movie not only promises an adventure as big as you can build it, but laughs spanning the generations of LEGO architects. Starring Parks and Recreation‘s Star-Lord, Chris Pratt as the little LEGO fella, Emmet, who’s mistakenly tasked with saving the world, The LEGO Movie is directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs) from the screenplay they developed with writing duo, Dan Hageman and Kevin Hageman (Hotel Transylvania). Which is some grade-A animated comedy pedigree right there.
I was bustin’ up laughing just as the trailer, so I feel confident saying the movie’s gonna be a hit. I mean, one, who doesn’t love LEGOs, and two, who doesn’t love obscure call backs like 1980-something space guy? Plus, what a dream team: 2002 NBA All-Stars along wither Superman, Wonder Woman, Michelangelo the Renaissance painter, and Michelangelo the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. All makes me want to break out the LEGOs right now!
Featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrel, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnet, Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson, The LEGO Movie releases next year, February 7th, 2014.
Source: Screen Rant
The International trailer is out for Joseph Kosinski‘s (Tron Legacy) new scifi epic Oblivion starring Tom Cruise. We’re getting a little better look down this scifi rabbit hole. The tone of action in this trailer is a bit more intense then the last one, which seemed to key more on Cruise’s characters confusion. There’s an interesting block of text that appears after the video ends which says:
A court martial sends a veteran soldier to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveller causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission and himself.
Which is considerably different to the earlier tag text from the first trailer:
On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.
What do you think so far? I’m planning to check out this movie at the theater and from all I’ve seen so far it looks like a fun movie. It’s certainly nothing like fellow Scientologist John Travolta‘s Battlefield Earth boondoggle.
Oblivion opens in theaters everywhere April 19th with early screenings in IMAX starting April 12th. (That’s another new Hollywood trend, premiering the movie in the more expensive IMAX form at an earlier date to boost opening revenue.)
Joining Cruise are Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Melissa Leo
With it’s chin-stroke worthy premise and backing of Scientology icon Tom Cruise, Sci-Fi film Oblivion is on the fast track to being one of 2013′s most visually impressive and interesting films. I can’t believe I just used the words “impressive” and “interesting” in the same sentence as Tom Cruise. This really must be the end of times…
Just recently director Guillermo del Toro offered a commentary track to the trailer of Pacific Rim. Following this trailer-commentary trend, is Joseph Kosinski.
Jim Vejvoda of IGN sat down with the Oblivion director for a scene by scene breakdown of the trailer; picking his brain for as much information as Kosinski would let out. The pair discuss everything from location of the film and it’s Northeast United States setting, to coy details on Jack Harper’s background and the “Scavs”.
What’s interesting is Kosinski’s inclusion of setting the film 60 years after an alien war on the planet, and the repercussions it held long after the war has ended. It’s rather intriguing. Check it out below:
Unlike most Sci-Fi films that capture audience’s attention with over the top action and visual effects, Oblivion seems to be able to blend action and substance seamlessly and effectively.
As long as Universal Pictures and Kosinski can keep the momentum going, Oblivion could very well be one of the next big hits for Tom and science-fiction fans.
Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo, Zoë Bell and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is in theaters everywhere April 19th, 2013 with exclusive showings on IMAX starting April 12th, 2013.
The official trailer for Tom Cruise‘s Oblivion won’t hit the Internet until Monday, but there is a subtitled version already sneaking it’s way out to the net. I’d not given a lot of attention to this movie, but that will change after watching the trailer.
I’m not sure what the heck is going on in Oblivion, but Tom does a lot of running away from things so I’m all in.
A court martial sends a veteran soldier to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveler causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission, and himself.
Oblivion hits theater screens April 19th, 2013 with Joseph Kosinski (Tron Legacy) directing and stars Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Zoe Bell .
Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
Warner Bros. is adding a touch of Oscar-calibre class to its upcoming LEGO movie, casting Morgan Freeman as one of the voices in the upcoming animated feature. Hunger Games star Elizabeth Banks has also signed up for the film to provide a voice as well.
The film is called LEGO: The Piece of Resistance, and it’s being directed by Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The plot follows an ordinary Lego mini-figure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, who is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together. The cad!
Freeman will play “Vitruvius,” who is described as a cross between “Gandalf meets Mr. Magoo,” while Banks will play the “badass ex-girlfriend” of another character that will be voiced by Chris Pratt. Arrested Development actor Will Arnett rounds out the rest of the announced cast so far as as the voice of LEGO Batman.
The 3-D animated film is aiming for a February 28, 2014 release date.
Source: Geek Tyrant
This NerdBastard wasn’t thrilled about watching a SIX MINUTE trailer of Cloud Atlas this morning, but when the boss cracks the whip you either watch it, or tell him “Thank you sir, can I have another.” So I finished my TPS Report and sat down to watch this monstrous sized trailer.
Son of a bitch . . .
That damn Tom Hanks seems to have done it again. He’s visually the equivalent of the Morgan Freeman Voice over; warm, comforting, and pretty soon this NerdBastard was sucked in and hooked.
One warning though, the trailer is so long that the advertising in the embedded video will kick in at one point, don’t worry it’s only a 15 second break, although it is annoying as hell.
The movie is described as:
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
What did you think about the trailer? Everything I’d heard about Cloud Atlas was how huge and convoluted the book was and how could anyone let alone even the Wachowskis brothers bring it to the big screen and do it justice.
The good news is that the film hits theater screens on October 21st, 2012 so we don’t have long to wait. The movie stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Susan Sarandon, Hugh Grant, Ben Whishaw, Keith David, Jim Broadbent, James D’Arcy, Doona Bae.
We’re in that final promotional stretch for The Dark Knight Rises. Every few hours there seems to be another clip, a new poster, just something new to continue amping us up for next week’s release. Yesterday we had a short clip of Commissioner Gordon (Gary Oldman) and John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) that was was steeped in mystery and nostalgia. Today, it’s two more clips on the docket, one featuring Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) giving Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) a tour of the “shop” and the second gets us in closer with Anne Hathaway‘s Catwoman. Check em’ out!
You do have your tickets already, right? Will you be seeing the trilogy marathon or just The Dark Knight Rises when it releases July 20th?
We have to wait a little longer to see Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises, and NerdBastards’ Matthew Jackson is dealing with the wait by filling his head with as many other Batman tales as possible. In the six weeks leading up to the flick’s release, he’ll be revisiting all six Batman franchise films so far (yes, even the crap ones) and writing retrospective essays on what worked, what didn’t, and what each film means to the franchise at large
The Long Dark is over. I made it through the Schumacher era and I’m on to the Nolan era. Writing about these is going to be interesting, because they’re basically universally revered as the best big-screen interpretations of the Dark Knight to date, and so much has been written about them already that it feels like any analysis I do will be to some extent simple regurgitation. I don’t have much critical to say about either of the Nolan films, and I apologize if the points I’m about to make have been made elsewhere before, but I am here to attempt to lay out some thoughts on just why these films matter so much to Batman and to the superhero genre as a whole. We begin, as Nolan did, with Batman Begins.
Check out the new TV clip for director Christopher Nolan’s third installment in the Batman franchise The Dark Knight Rises, there’s plenty there to please. It sets up the players and story line pretty quickly with a few new glimpses at the movie.
The movie hits theaters July 20th and stars: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman.