New Trailer for NBC’s Redux of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Reveals a Barren Womb of Creativity

- 04-16-14TV Posted by Jacob Knight

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Oh fuck off.

I’m sorry. It’s early (for me at least), I’m grumpy and Roman Polanski still stands as one of my all-time favorite filmmakers. He was an artist who could wring a moment for all of the dread and paranoia it was worth; a consummate cinematic purveyor of disquiet and angst. Now, in their infinite wisdom, some NBC Executives have decided that they should remake his seminal 1968 masterpiece into a two-part miniseries event! Starring Zoe Salanda (Avatar) and some bland white actor who isn’t the great John Cassavetes (Google tells me he’s Patrick J. Adams from Suits?)! Today we get a quick look at the redux, which promises a very polished and sanitized version of the icky weirdness Polanski perfected over thirty-five years ago.

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‘TMNT’ Posters Contain a Whole Lotta Fisting (Bonus Comments From ‘Turtles’ Co-Creator Peter Laird!)

- 04-08-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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The marketing machine for the Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot rolls on, with four posters hitting the web today. They’re simple and evocative; featuring the weapons that each reptilian ninja wields in the face of Shredder’s faceless onslaught. Those looking some super weird visual slash fic may want to move on, as I only used that headline as a means to lure in the bigger weirdos who read NB on a daily basis. I’m like the Chris Hansen of comic book movie news. Have a seat…and let’s talk about your bizarre need to see green martial arts experts violate each others’ orifices.

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First ‘Expendables 3′ Trailer Calls the Roll, But Not Much Else

- 04-03-14Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Because sometimes one, two, or even 10 tough guys aren’t enough, we get our first sneak peak at The Expendables 3, the venerable franchise that’s the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen of big dumb 80s action movie stars. For this new outing, series stalwarts like Sylvester Stallone, Terry Crews, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Randy Couture are teamed with new recruits Kellen Lutz, Ronda Roussey, Victor Ortiz, Glen Powell and newish (read: old) additions like Harrison Ford, Kelsey Grammer, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson. So keeping in mind that this is a teaser trailer, does this first look get you excited about the new film, or does it make you feel as tired as its stars look? You be the judge. (more…)

Trailer for Luc Besson’s ‘Lucy’ Might Be Better Than the ‘Black Widow’ Movie We All Have Locked in Our Heads

- 04-02-14Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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So that might be an exaggeration (as I’m sure your Black Widow fan films are PER-VER-TED!), but I’ve got to hook you somehow, right?

Luc Besson is the king of creating badass, female action leads, and his latest, Lucy, seems to be no different, pitting Scarlett Johansson as a “merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic” (the press release’s words, not mine) against what seems to be the entirety of China’s organized crime syndicate. There’s a rocket launcher wielded against her at one point, so I’m probably going to watch it.

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New ‘X-Men: DOFP’ Spot Has Got Destiny on its Mind

- 03-31-14Comics, Film Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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And now’s the time in film promotion when we start getting inundated with TV ads for popular franchise films coming soon to theaters everywhere. Coming hot on the heels of the second trailer of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the fates and studio marketers have blessed us with the first television commercial for the movie. To say this is one of the most hotly anticipated films of the year is an understatement, but can the hype be condensed down to 30 seconds? Let’s find out. (more…)

Trailer For ‘The Purge 2: Binge & Purge’ Seems to Feature Actual Purging

- 03-28-14Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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I apologize for the bulimia joke in that headline. I am a bad person.

The first Purge movie didn’t actually feature any of the “chaos in the streets” its premise promised, which was my main complaint with the movie as a whole. Other than that, I kind of enjoyed the Ethan Hawke centered home invasion tale, even if I couldn’t figure out why, if all crime is legal for twelve hours, his family’s attackers still felt the need to wear masks (answer: apparently producer Michael Bay thought they’d “look cool”). Thankfully, the second installment in this new franchise seems to be doing away with the single setting and is throwing none other than Frank Grillo (who can also be seen kicking ass and taking names as Crossbones in Captain America: The Winter Solider next week) out into this desolate landscape on a vengeful mission.

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Screenwriter Andre Nemec Ain’t Buying Your Indignation, Bro

- 03-28-14Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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This week, one of the biggest geek stories has been the release of the first full-length look at the Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. For whatever reason, thirty and forty-year-olds began weeping about the “molestation of their childhood” (Jesus guys…), while those of us who can recognize the detriments of over-indulging in nostalgia simply shrugged and went about our day. Ignoring the infallible maxim “don’t read the comments”, the screenwriter of the latest take on everybody’s favorite pizza-chomping reptilian ninjas is speaking out about Bay & Co.’s  ”vision” for the upcoming film.

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Sixteen Minute Behind-the-Scenes Featurette on ‘Captain America: The Winter Solider’ Adds to Fever Pitch Buzz

- 03-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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Good God, I cannot wait to see this.

Joe and Anthony Russo’s Captain America: The Winter Solider is undoubtedly many film and comic book fans’ most anticipated spring movie. Now, with less than two weeks before it’s set to hit theaters, Trailer Addict has premiered sixteen minutes of b-roll, BTS footage that is sure to send those who are already salivating for their favorite Star Spangled Superhero into full on frenzy.

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New Full-Length Trailer for X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is Heavy On ‘Future’, Light On ‘Past’

- 03-24-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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Fox’s marketing department has really been laying it on thick for this one, huh?

A brand new trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past dropped this morning and it’s just as grim and po-faced as the first full-length spot. Featuring at least one shot of the Sentinels Bolivar Trask (Peter Dinklage) invents in full, master-blaster action, Bryan Singer’s latest addition to the X-Men franchise appears to be revolting against the “fun and frivolous” nature of its Avengers-centric competitors by favoring a much more self-serious tone.

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Final Trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Highlights Harry Osborn, Puns, Possible GF Abuse

- 03-19-14Comics, Film Posted by Jacob Knight

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Alright, so I half-way made that last one up (but it IS weird that Peter Parker just thinks he can restrain his lady with some webs).

The final trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 dropped today and it’s…pretty much more of the same. Dane DeHaan looks sickly as Harry Osborn. Jamie Foxx still blue himself as Electro. And I can’t quite figure out what exactly the Rhino (Paul Giamatti) is doing there, but I trust that this movie actually has a script that explained that to the actors (who will then relay said information to us, the audience, in-between massive explosions and slo-mo web slinging).

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