New ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ Trailer: Just Another Twisted Gritty Re-Imagination?

- 01-15-14Film Posted by Mark Poynter


He’s the most interesting dog in the world. At least that’s what this Mr. Peabody & Sherman trailer would have you think, but is he? He does stack up pretty well when compared to his animated canine counterparts, but is there another dog that can touch Mr Peabody? (more…)

‘The Hunger Games’ Franchise Looking at Julianne Moore for District 13 Leader

- 06-27-13Film Posted by Mark Poynter


The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Director Francis Lawrence, is eying Julianne Moore for the role of District 13 leader, Alma Coin. The negotiations are still in the early stages, but Moore would be a fantastic addition to the already stellar cast including Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stanley Tucci, Woody Harrelson, and Lenny Kravitz.


*****TURN BACK NOW****


Stanley Tucci Joins ‘Transformers 4′ Cast

- 04-16-13Comics, Film Posted by Mark Poynter

Stanley Tucci The Terminal

During last night’s Las Vegas CinemaCon Micheal Bay announced the casting of Stanley Tucci in Transformers 4. Tucci joins Mark Walhburg, Jack Reynor, and Nicola Peltz, Bay also teased the audience with the casting news of a mysterious young actor that will be announced shortly.

Tucci’s most recent work in Jack the Giant Slayer is still in theaters and his reprisal of Caesar Flickman in The Hunger Games: Catching fire hits theaters on November 22nd.

Bay recently described Transformers 4 as a: “Chase from Hell.”

Via: Superherohype

First Production Stills for ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’

- 03-22-13Film Posted by Mark Poynter


There’s new production stills from director Thor Freudenthal‘s Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters on the Internet. There’s not been a lot of news about the sequel lately, eight out of ten people would most likely be surprised that a sequel was even being made. The trilogy was already planned though before the first movie even started production.

We should see the first trailer some time next week, it’s scheduled to run before screenings of The Host. Written by Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the continuing story stars Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Douglas Smith, Mary Birdsong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Missi Pyle, Sean Bean, Nathan Fillion, Anthony Head, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Leven Rambin, Stanley Tucci, Robert Maillet and Zoe Aggeliki.

This time around we find Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon, continuing his “epic journey to fulfill his destiny,” and simply stay alive, as he teams up with his demigod friends to retrieve the Golden Fleece, the only thing that has the power to save the heroes home and training ground, Camp Half-Blood.

I’ll be checking it out if only to see Sean Bean (Zeus) in a role in which he cannot die at the end and Nathan Fillion as Hermes.

You can check out some of the action in the production stills below:

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters hits theater screens on August 16th.

Via: Comingsoon

The Victory Portraits Are in for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

- 03-06-13Film Posted by Sarah Moran


As a nice tie-in with the opening events of The Hunger Games‘ sequel, Catching Fire, which feature the winners of the 74th Hunger Games parading through the districts on a victory tour, Lionsgate have released these victory portraits of Elizabeth Banks’ Effie Trinket, Stanley Tucci’s Caesar Flickerman, Woody Harrelson‘s Haymitch Abernathy, Lenny Kravitz’s Cinna, and of course, Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss.

UPDATE! The Hob has unveiled the portrait of Beetee (Jeffrey Wright).

UPDATE #2! Moviefone shared the portrait of Johanna (Jena Malone).

UPDATE #3! ET Online has finally released two of the most eagerly awaited portraits, Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth).

UPDATE #4! Ladies and gentlemen, the latest portrait has been released via MTV and it’s sure to have fans everywhere swooning, Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin).

UPDATE #5! Another portrait hits the web via Yahoo! Movies, this one of President Snow (Donald Sutherland),

I think they’re stunning, what do you think? And is that Katniss’ Mockingjay dress or another?

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark.   Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts.  Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.

Directed by Francis Lawrence and also starring Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, and Sam Claflin.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22nd, 2013.

We’ll update as more portraits are released!

Source: Geek Tyrant

Tucci Says: Hayley Atwell Will Cameo in ‘Winter Soldier’

- 02-13-13Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson


So the fact that Captain America: The Winter Soldier takes place in the modern all but mitigates the possibility of any actors besides Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America) and Sebastian Stan (Bucky/Winter Soldier) from returning. But not so says Stanley Tucci, who played super soldier serum creator Dr. Erskine in The First Avenger. He’s not referring to himself, of course, but another character from the film that Cap was very, very fond of.

While being interviewed by Collider about his role in the upcoming Bryan Singer film Jack the Giant Slayer, Tucci let slip that while he hasn’t been yet asked to cameo in the new Captain America film, his co-star Hayley Atwell, who played love interest Peggy Carter in the film, has.

“I’m really sad,” he said about not getting the nod before adding, “I know that Hayley is going back to do a flashback scene, but I have not been asked.”

Tucci counts himself as a fan of the romance between Cap and Peggy in the first film. “I really love that.  I really love the relationship between the two of them,” Tucci added, but how did he find out about Atwell’s re-appearance in the Marvel Universe? “I just had dinner with [her] last night, we’ve become good friends.”

As previously reported, Revenge actress Emily VanCamp will play the leading lady in The Winter Soldier, and rumor has it the character is none other than Sharon Carter, granddaughter of Peggy. So will Cap flashback upon meeting the new Agent Carter? Or maybe Atwell’s going to put on old age make-up, as revealed in the deleted scenes of The Avengers, we know that Peggy’s still alive in 2012.

But on a final note for this story, Tucci has nothing but love for the first Captain America film. “I loved making that movie,” he explained. “I had a great time. I really like Joe Johnston. I think he’s a wonderful director. I also love the look of the film, and the tone of the film, and the character was great. I was thrilled to be able to play that. I was so sad that I died because I wanted to come back and do another one. It was great to be offered this old, German scientist. I thought, ‘Oh, that’s great.’ I couldn’t tell if I was really flattered or insulted.  I don’t know.”

Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be in theaters April 4, 2014.

New ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ Trailer and Poster

- 02-11-13Film Posted by Mark Poynter


Bryan Singer‘s Jack the Giant Slayer has a new trailer out. This one focuses more attention on the giants and their interaction with the world at large without all the culinary comedy. Don’t get me wrong, there’s still humor in this trailer, it’s just not the slapstick baked in a giant tart kind of humor.

A couple of scenes are down right terrifying. Consider the scene where the guy runs at full speed away from that giant, who then takes three giant steps and snatches the guy up. The big battle scenes also show how much of an advantage the giants have in battle, even against large armies.

Jack the Giant Slayer takes its cues from the “Jack and the Beanstalk” and “Jack the Giant Killer” stories, with Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies) playing the farm boy who accidentally plants magical beans given to him by a mysterious magical stranger. This leads to the rekindling of an ancient war between humans and giants.

The cast includes Eleanor Tomlinson (Alice in Wonderland) as the daring, captured princess, Ewan McGregor plays a comically over-confidant knight who seems OK now, but might be annoying in larger doses. Ian McShane (DeadwoodAmerican Horror Story: Asylum) as the crotchety old king with Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games) as the king’s scheming advisor.

On the Giant’s side we have the two headed giant General Fallon. The larger head is motion captured by Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), and the smaller head played by John Kassir (Tales from the Crypt).

There’s also a new poster out:jack-giant-slayer-poster-570x843

Via: Screenrant

‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Update: Teaser Poster And Production Stills

- 01-14-13Film Posted by Mark Poynter

Lionsgate has released a teaser poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and it doesn’t hurt the franchise that it’s star, Jennifer Lawrence just received the Best Actress Golden Globe for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. You can expect to see “Golden Globe winner” in most of the upcoming marketing for Catching Fire. There are also some production stills worth taking a look at below.

Katniss and Petra on their celebration tour that goes bad quickly.

Katniss and Fennick getting a little together time before the games begin.

Katniss and Gayle, not sure where in the story this scene is, most likely District Twelve, perhaps before Gayle is punished for trying to sell that turkey to the new Peace Keeper.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Sam Claflin and Jeffrey Wright. The movie hits theater screens on November 22nd.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour’ of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.

Via: Comingsoon

Lionsgate Releases ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Motion Poster

- 11-20-12Film Posted by Luke Gallagher


Lionsgate has released a (slightly) spiffy animated poster for it’s Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. It was unlocked by HG fans on Facebook. Apparently, if you creep FB long enough, you get an animated logo for a teaser of a teaser of a trailer of a trailer…

OMG guys, it’s a logo, let’s check it out right fucking now!


Another ‘Hunger Games’ Clip – Katniss and Gale Say Goodbye

- 03-19-12Film Posted by Luke Gallagher

Another day, another Hunger Games clip. Good lord, I’ve seen so many freaking clips these last few days that I feel like I’ve seen the whole movie. This really is starting to become a product of too much marketing. Anyway, this new clip features Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) bidding farewell to her hunting buddy Gale (Liam Hemsworth).

I really have no commentary on this scene. I’m sure Ms. Lawrence and Mr. Gale have met fan expectation and all, but I was far too giggly at how Jennifer is so easy to masturbate to, even when she’s all sweaty and distraught. Don’t you agree?

Maybe tomorrow Lionsgate will finally slip us fans a freaking scene from the games themselves. They’ve shown us everything else. Give us some teenage butchery right fucking now!

Directed by Gary Ross, the film also stars Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig, Isabelle Fuhrman, Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley, Amandla Stenberg and Stanley Tucci.

Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send a teenage boy and girl to compete in the Hunger Games. A twisted punishment for a past uprising and an ongoing government intimidation tactic, The Hunger Games are a nationally televised event in which “Tributes” must fight with one another until one survivor remains.

Source: Moviefone