Attack on Titan may not mean much to North American movie goers or cultural connoisseurs, but it’s a pretty big deal in Japan. It started out as a best-selling manga in 2009, became a much-loved anime series, spawned four different video games, and will soon be a big, live-action movie. So far, our looks at the upcoming film have been light on action, focusing more on the human characters and how they’re reacting to their giant tormentors. What if the effects weren’t up to snuff? What if the Titans looked terrible? Well, lay those worries aside because this new trailer posted blow looks pretty damn good. Attack on Titan may end up being the attack on the senses we’re clamoring for (assuming we se it here in North America). (more…)
It’s hard to predict, but every so often a TV season will produce a new show that quietly gets noticed during production but then absolutely explodes in popularity once it’s released. Call me crazy – or perhaps simply precognizant – but I feel like Fox’s Minority Report has an excellent shot at being that kind of “Holy crap, this is awesome and I had no idea” type of show.
I’m not basing this statement off of anything other than pure speculation and gut instinct, of course – but at least now I’ve got some actual footage to back up my claim. That’s right, Fox has released the first “teaser trailer” for the show, which is set to premiere this Fall and run on Monday nights.
It was one of the largest, most hear-warming, and nerdiest acts of altruism ever undertaken. Five-year-old leukemia patient Miles Scott wanted nothing more than to be Batman, and it looked like he was on his way to licking the disease that had made him so sick so young, the planning began to turn the City of San Francisco in Gotham City, and to turn young Miles into Batkid. You’re porbably aware of the story, it was national news there back in 2013, but a new documentary called Batkid Begins promises to reveal the story behind the story, as the saying goes. After some initial film festival success, Batkid Begins looks to be coming to a theater neat you later this summer. Want to see a trailer? You came to the right place. (more…)
The highly controversial, but no less impressive, Terminator: Genysis seems to be pulling out all the stops for this third time’s the charm attempt to make a bigger, better franchise for the cyborg saga. The seemingly ambitious project looks to re-write Terminator history so that this fifth installment is neither a remake or a reboot, while at the same time it recasts the classic roles from the 30-year-old film to tell a new story that takes place inside the original film. Only Arnold Schwarzenegger remains of course, he will play the older, yet still bad ass, T-800. Here’s the weird thing, in the last trailer, the film revealed what looked like a pretty big spoiler. And now, in the new poster and TV ad, it seems as if Genisys is doubling and tripling down on the spoilage. The good news, at least in the case of the TV commercial, is that it’s Japanese. So you’re fairly unlikely to see it if you’re hoping to avoid spoilers.
It’s one of the most mysterious projects to be coming out in 2015, and it will be in theaters smack dab in the middle of one of the busiest “Summer of Sequels” in the increasingly long, sad Hollywood history of franchise dependence. Originality is hard to come by in Tinseltown these days, and certainly recent evidence (Jupiter Ascending and Chappie) seems to indicate that people would rather trust the devil they know when it comes to high-profile sci-fi/fantasy films, but can Tomorrowland buck that trend? Disney is hoping so, even though they’re set to make it rain in 2015 with The Avengers and Star Wars alone, and the studio’s looking to convince fans further that Brad Bird’s latest film is definitely worth checking out when it’s released next month. (more…)
So we’ve been burned twice in the attempt to reboot Terminator without James Cameron and turn it into an epic trilogy filled with trills, chills and spills, all to make some mad bills at the box office. Now Terminator 3 had its moments, and Terminator Salvation had potential until they wussed out on the ending, but can there truly be a satisfying chapter of this series without the man whose vision started it all? That’s the question that Terminator Genisys will try to answer, and from the looks of it, the movie is pulling out all the time travel stops with paradoxes and retconning – TO THE MAX! But now there’s a new twist provided in the latest trailer. Which you can or cannot watch for yourself below. (more…)
If you think you haven’t gotten a good enough look at Ant-Man yet, prepare to have your understanding of movie marketing adjusted. As promised, Marvel Studios and Disney have released the first full trailer of the upcoming superhero film this morning, and it shows off a lot of action and character moments while setting up pretty effectively the film’s story. Long in development and highly anticipated, Ant-Man will coming out hot on the heels of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which box office experts have reported is expected to make a billion cagillion dollars on its opening weekend. So will Ant-Man be able to captialize on Marvel mania, or will it be the studio’s first real bomb? Perhaps the trailer will give you a hint… (more…)
Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice has been in production for so long that its felt like waiting for Itchy & Scratchy to get to the fireworks factory waiting to see a trailer. Some lucky buggers got approriately teased last summer at San Diego Comic Con, but unless you like grainy videos shot at weird angles and with muffled sound, not even the bootlegs suffice. No big deal, you may say, the release of the movie is still a long way off, right? Well what if I told you that the release of Batman V. Superman is now less than a year away? It’s true, and now we’re getting news that the first look at the epic showdown between the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel maybe coming soon to a theater (and computer) near you. (more…)
As we countdown to the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron, which, in North America, is now barely 40 days away, every new look we get at the film is a banquet for the eyes, and a fest for the senses. We can’t wait! A new mini trailer came out today via the film’s Twitter account, and it offered us several never before seen glimpses at the movie, but something stood out. You may have noted before that while we’ve seen a lot of Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch respectively, we haven’t, as of yet, heard them talk. Well, that’s all about to change once you see this new trailer, and we’ll tell you right now, if you like silly Eastern European accents, you’re about be over the moon. (more…)
He helped redefine the zombie genre with 28 Days Later, and he helped wash the bad taste of the Sylvester Stallone-starring Judge Dredd out of our mouths with 2012’s Dredd, and now Alex Garland wants us to re-think artificial intelligence. It’s a tough topic to break despite the efforts of two recent high-profile, and high-budget, misfires (Transcendence and Chappie), but according to the early reviews from this year’s South By Southwest, Garland stands a better than average chance of changing that with his new film Ex Machina. In the fascinating and haunting new trailer, we get a new look at what Garland has in store with the movie. Does it make you even more anxious to see it? Let’s find out. (more…)