J.J. Abrams‘ new Star Trek movie is coming sooner than you expected. Paramount has moved the wide opening of Star Trek Into Darkness up a day, from Friday May 17 to Thursday May 16. IMAX theaters will still open the film on May 15, however, and it still opens overseas on May 9. But if you don’t live oversees or don’t have an IMAX theater nearby, you can see the film in 2D or 3D at your multiplex a day earlier.
So go out and get those tickets. Read our advanced review here and the press release below. Read More »
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At movie junkets, the cast and crew of movies sit in a chair all day while hundreds of interviewers rotate in, most asking the same exact questions. The result is that the talent begin repeating the same soundbites over and over again. So much so that it almost becomes a script. Sometimes you go into one of these rooms, asking a different question that no one else has asked, and the tired actor might just try to find a way to work one of the dozen now-scripted soundbites as the answer, never really touching on your question. I always try to ask questions that aren’t asked by other journalists, but I try to stay away from the tv interview set-ups as they create an environment of recycled soundbite with not enough time to delve into any real substance.
But I do enjoy watching the tv interviews from the few journalists that find a way to keep the talent on their feet, and out of the soundbite zone. Daniele Rizzo is a German comedian who we’ve featured on the site in the past, usually working fun sketch interviews in at international film junkets. This time around Rizzo has shown up at the Star Trek Into Darkness junket as “Spocko” to grill both cast and crew on the details of their missions. He also showed up at the Iron Man 3 junket to ask Robert Downey Jr & Gwyneth Paltrow the important questions in full costume as Italian Iron Man. He may not get any serious answers or scoops, but its fun to watch.
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Jurassic Park 4 director Colin Trevorrow has tweeted out the above photo, confirming that the fourth installment of the dinosaur film series will return to Isla Nublar. Fans of the series will recognize the name as the island of the original Jurassic Park theme park featured in the original film. The Lost World and Jurassic Park 3 both took place on a different island, Isla Sorna, alias Site B. The photo is from a location scout for the upcoming film.
The fact that the story will return to the island that started everything might give us some clues as to the plot of this new movie. Someone has returned to Jurassic Park, but why? Could another corporation be trying to reopen the park with new security measures? Otherwise, it will definitely be interesting to see how the park looks 20 years later after being left to the elements and with the Dinosaurs roaming free.
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The “Are You the 1701?” promo campaign that kicked off a while ago to drum up a bit more interest in and interaction with Star Trek Into Darkness has paid off today with the launch of a new trailer for the film.
Well, it’s mostly an old trailer for the film, but in 3D. In a change of pace from the usual approach to putting 3D trailers online, however, this one is presented in 3D, period. Which means that you’ll have to use a pair of old-fashioned blue and red glasses to get the most out of it. Some who participated in the Are You the 1701? campaign had glasses mailed to them, but hopefully everyone else has a pair laying around. The color cast of the glasses isn’t great as far as making the trailer look fantastic, but if you haven’t seen any Trek footage in 3D on the big screen, this will give you an idea of what it’ll look like when the film opens in a couple weeks. Read More »
This Christmas, while adults might be excited about Bilbo Baggins or the return of Ron Burgundy, all the kids will likely be walking with dinosaurs. Based on a traveling performance that features incredibly realistic animatronic dinosaurs, Walking With Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie is set for release December 20 from directors Barry Cook (Arthur Christmas) and Neil Nightingale (Enchanted Kingdom 3D). It tells the story of a young dinosaur who grows up to be the hero of his people. Think Jurassic Park meets The Lion King, if the dinosaurs looked slightly less real but were way more plentiful.
The first trailer has just come online, which will give you an idea of what the film looks like and how it translates from an arena to the big screen. Frankly, it looks like it’s going to work fine. Check it out. Read More »
During my interview last week with Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige and Iron Man 3 director Shane Black, I brought up Patton Oswalt’s awesome ad-libbed Star Wars: Episode VII pitch (a Parks & Recreation outtake) which involved a cross-over event involving Disney’s Marvel superhero and galactic universe.
While many of my colleagues were asking the softball questions like “will Robert Downey Jr come back for a fourth Iron Man” or “where will Marvel go in Phase 3?” I knuckled down with the much more important hardball question: when is Disney going to take Oswalt’s pitch seriously and give us that Marvel/Disney cross-over film? Find out the answer after the jump.
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No doubt about it: you need to see J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness in IMAX. It’s only the fifth major studio release (behind The Dark Knight, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol and The Dark Knight Rises) to be filmed with real IMAX cameras. It will have about 30 minutes of its run time in full screen, massive 70mm IMAX. Plus, it’s first of these studio IMAX films to ever be done in 3D, making it’s the first-ever feature length 3D IMAX release. A milestone.
So there’s that. And to convey the film’s size, IMAX and Paramount have released a brand new poster specific to this version of the film. The poster shows the Enterprise being chased by a ship that looks similar, but is several times bigger. That can’t be good for Captain Kirk, Spock and the crew. Check it out below. Read More »
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The highlight of WonderCon 2013 was Guillermo del Toro‘s specially-cut trailer for his upcoming Pacific Rim. At the time, the director said the footage was for our eyes only. That’s now changed. Warner Bros. has officially uploaded the footage, which will shoot your expectations for the film into space. Check it out below. Read More »