Posted on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 by Angie Han
We’ve still got a long wait for Francis Lawrence‘s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, but if last year’s marketing blitz for The Hunger Games is a good indication, Lionsgate will be offering up plenty of posters, images, clips, and trailers along the way. Today we have our first official look at Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Finnick (Sam Claflin). Check them out after the jump.
Update: EW has posted a few more pics, which we’ve added below.
Read More »
Please Recommend /Film on Facebook
Posted on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 by Angie Han
If the two Expendables movies were Arnold Schwarzenegger dipping his toe back into the acting pool, Kim Jee-woon‘s The Last Stand is him taking a cannonball dive back in. The former governor of California soaks in the spotlight as Ray Owens, a small-town sheriff who becomes the last guy standing between a ruthless cartel leader (Eduardo Noriega) and the Mexican border.
This being Arnold, of course that involves heavy-duty weaponry and some cheesy one-liners. The latest (and probably last) trailer earns a red-band rating for some gleeful violence and some naughty words. Watch it after the jump.
Read More »
We weren’t going to war, we were going for a ride and the top of the tank seemed like the place to be. When presented with the option of a comfortable seat or the wind sweeping through your hair as a 1950s Austrian tank zipped around the Melody Ranch Studio in California, I preferred to be outside. Unfortunately, when my turn came up, the top of the tank was already full. So I hopped into a little hole in the armored shell, and waiting there to greet me was the massive hand of action superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger. Little did I know this seat was right next to the actor, who would soon be driving the tank. I was his co-pilot and it was an experience I’ll never forget.
Schwarzenegger was the biggest star in the world in the late ’80s and early ’90s before riding that fame into politics. He always said he’d be back, though, and now he has returned. His first starring role is Kim Jee-woon‘s The Last Stand, opening January 18. To help raise awareness of the film, Lionsgate invited a small group of journalists to ride in Schwarzenegger’s personal tank. After the jump, read about the tank, see a bunch of photos and even a few videos of the event. Read More »
Human skin. Severed limbs. Hammers. Bones. Chainsaws. There’s no denying that The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and its terrifying character, Leatherface, have helped shape horror iconography. To celebrate Texas Chainsaw 3D, the latest film in the series and first that’s a direct sequel to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 classic, Lionsgate and Vice are celebrating that iconography by creating an online gallery of eye-catching art.
The Gallery of Horrors: Original Art & Video Inspired by Texas Chainsaw 3D is now online at Vice.com and with it comes an opportunity to see some killer art (pun intended) combining the ideas of Leatherface, Texas, 3D and much more. After the jump, check our 12 favorite posters from the gallery. Read More »
Here’s where branding gets counter-productive: the 2009 film The Haunting in Connecticut has spawned a sequel. But the new film takes place in rural Georgia, and the title awkwardly reflects that: The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia. As long as the word “haunting” is prominent, I guess it doesn’t really matter where or why the supernatural infestation is taking place.
Ti West was once going to direct this film, but dropped out. (He ended up making The Innkeepers instead.) Tom Elkins, who edited the original Haunting in Connecticut, as well as The Apparition, directed instead. The film stars Katee Sackhoff, Chad Michael Murray, and Abigail Spencer as members of a family that encounters a presence in an old Georgia house. Read More »
It’s a big deal when the new movie arrives from the director of one of the biggest movies ever to set box office receipts blazing. But this time it’s a little bit weird, too. Because the director is Joss Whedon, whose film The Avengers became a massive success early this past summer. His next film, however, is something very different: a black and white adaptation of William Shakespeare‘s comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Whedon shot the film with friends on off days from The Avengers; it’s a true indie.
Now Roadside Attractions and LiosnGate have decided to release Much Ado About Nothing in a few markets on June 7, 2013, with a wide release to follow on June 21. It could be an interesting experiment, to open the film essentially opposite DC and Warner Bros.’ Man of Steel. Read More »
As more filmmakers begin to follow the lead of Christopher Nolan and Brad Bird, with sequences in their action films shot on native IMAX stock, the question becomes: how best to use the extra detail and open frame that IMAX provides? Bird, for example, did a spectacular job with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, by using IMAX to convey the scale and imposing height of the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai. Nolan’s use of IMAX in the latter two Dark Knight films put audiences right in the middle of thrilling setpieces.
We know that scenes for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire have been shot in native IMAX, and now actor Josh Hutcherson specifies some of what we’ll see. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
A teaser trailer for next year’s sequel to The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, should be out soon. To hold us over, we’ve got a teaser logo. Fans unlocked the dynamic Flash image on Facebook and it’s pretty cool looking. (Some may have seen this playing before the most recent Twilight film, starting this past weekend.)
The film, directed by Francis Lawrence, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland and Woody Harrelson, opens November 22, 2013. They be joined by Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lynn Cohen, Alan Ritchson, Sam Claflin and Jeffrey Wright. Check out the logo below. Read More »