Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Set

On June 3rd 2013, I flew to New Orleans, LA to visit the set of Fox’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes follow-up Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. There, I learned a great deal about the Matt Reeves-directed sequel.  After the jump, read about my Dawn of the Planet of the Apes set visit and discover the secrets behind the next chapter in the Planet of the Apes series.

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God's Pocket trailer

With the premiere of the final Mad Men season taking place last night, what better time to release the first trailer for a film directed by one of the show’s key players? Mad Men‘s John Slattery co-wrote and directed God’s Pocket, which is one of the last films to feature Philip Seymour Hoffman. The story takes place in a blue-collar neighborhood, and has Hoffman as a guy who starts looking into the contraction site death of his stepson. With a cast that also includes Christina Hendricks, Richard Jenkins, John Turturro, and Eddie Marsan, there’s plenty of reason to check out the God’s Pocket trailer below. Read More »

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Electro

The Wachowski Siblings will be among the fans of this latest clip from The Amazing Spider-Man 2. In it, Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) and Electro (Jamie Foxx) have a Times Square showdown. However, when Electro finally unleashes his powers on Spider-Man, we see Marc Webb‘s version of bullet-time. It’s a slow motion, spinning, digital tracking shot meant to duplicate Spider-Sense. In this case, it also tracks the devastating power of Electro’s electricity. More so than almost any of the previous sizzle reels, trailers or commercials, this one-minute clip should get you excited for the epic potential of the May 2 release. Check out this new Amazing Spider Man 2 clip below. Read More »

Star Wars Benedict Cumberbatch

Over the past year, Star Wars Episode VII casting rumors have touched upon just about every big name in Hollywood — and even some not-so-big names as well. But one of the first to make the rounds was Benedict Cumberbatch, way back when.

Although the actor has already shot down the reports multiple times, the whole Khan debacle of 2013 has had everyone taking his word with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, Cumberbatch has gone on the record to deny those Star Wars Episode VII rumors yet again. Should we believe him this time? Read his Star Wars comments after the jump — plus, a word on what other insanely popular sci-fi franchise he won’t be starring in.

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Paul Bettany Vision

The trades reported it, Kevin Feige didn’t deny it and now Paul Bettany has admitted it. He’s playing Vision in Avengers: Age of Ultron. The voice of J.A.R.V.I.S., a  longtime Marvel Cinematic Universe mainstay, recently appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote Transcendence. There, he copped to finally having to do more than one day of work on a Marvel movie, for the Joss Whedon project which is currently filming. Obviously he couldn’t give a lot of details, but hearing him talk about it is cool on its own. Check out the Paul Bettany Vision video and transcript below. Read More »

Sentinels attack Days of Future Past

The MTV Movie Awards came complete with a barrage of clips and ads, and one of the most significant was a minute-long clip from Bryan Singer‘s new X-Men film. Here, the Sentinels attack early in the X-Men: Days of Future Past storyline — or early in the movie at least, despite these events taking place in one possible future for the mutant race.

Here you’ll see a variety of mutants, from Kitty Pryde (Ellen Page) and Colossus (Daniel Cudmore) to Iceman (Shawn Ashmore), Blink (Fan Bingbing), Bishop (Omar Sy), Sunspot (Adan Canto), and Warpath (Booboo Stewart). All work together as the mutant-hunting Sentinel robots attack. You’ll see more of how the Sentinels operate, and get a sense of how the mutants are employing teamwork to defend themselves — not that it will likely do them any good, given how effective the Sentinels are.  Read More »

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Footage

There’s a tiny bit of new Turtle fight action in this TV spot, but the part of this new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles footage that you’ll probably want to see is the first real look at the rat Splinter. You don’t get a great look at the guy, but there’s enough of a view to know that it couldn’t possibly be anyone else. The Turtles are still ugly, though, as as in the trailer. “New ugly,” I mean; the guys were never pretty, but at least they had an established look. Enough about that, however. Check out the spot below for the shot of Splinter. Read More »

Draft Day review

The NFL is a notoriously cautious company. For years, it has not allowed official logos to be used by Hollywood; the NFL did not feel that a negative representation of football benefited the brand in any way. It makes sense, and also casts an odd light on Ivan Reitman‘s Draft Day, the first film ever officially licensed by the NFL. Obviously, the film does not shine a negative light on the league, something other football films definitely have done. There’s no mention of drug use or concussions. The lack of controversy actually works to the film’s advantage, creating a very broad entry point to a subject that might initially seem limiting. Draft Day doesn’t need controversy or on-field action to create drama. Read More »

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