‘Earth to Echo’ Pushed From Spring to Summer 2014

Earth to Echo

Briefly: Another found-footage genre picture has been delayed, and this time it seems to be for a pretty good reason. Relativity is pushing the Amblin-esque Earth to Echo from a spring release into July of this year. That indicates that Relativity has confidence in the film’s ability to draw an audience in competition with films that will likely have far more marketing muscle behind them. The film now lands a week after Transformers: Age of Extinction, and a week before Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Read More »

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Welcome to Yesterday Screenshot

The found-footage, time travel movie Welcome to Yesterday was set to be released on February 28. However, Paramount and Platinum Dunes have now decided to delay the film until Summer or Fall.

Formerly called Almanac, the film is directed by Dean Israelite and follows a group of kids who stumble on the ability to time travel. They use it to have a lot of fun. The official reason for the delay is producer Michael Bay, who is currently hard at work on Transformers: Age of Extinction. He wants to give the film personal attention. They’ll also use the time to “refine” the marketing, which has been all but non-existent. Read More »

 

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One of my most anticipated films of the year is the documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune, about the effort by Alejandro Jodorowsky (The Holy Mountain, El Topo) to film Frank Herbert’s titanic novel. 2014 will turn out to be a great year for fans of Jodorowsky, as we get not only that doc, but a new film from the director. It’s Jodorowsky’s first film in 23 years, and so The Dance of Reality is kind of a big deal.

The film was shot in Tocopilla, a coastal town on the edge of the Chilean desert, where Jodorowsky was born in 1929. The film is an autobiographical vision of sorts, as it blends “his personal history with metaphor, mythology and poetry, reflecting Jodorowsky’s philosophy that reality is not objective but rather a “dance” created by our own imaginations.”

The film premiered at Cannes last year, and will soon play at SXSW, where the Chilean director will also do a Q&A. Yesterday it was announced that ABKCO Films will release the new movie in theaters in New York and LA on May 23, and it will expand to more theaters afterward.

Below, you can see the exclusive debut of the theatrical poster, and check out the trailer.  Read More »

pitch-perfect-header

Universal Pictures just dated seven major upcoming releases including three in 2015. The biggest titles are Guillermo del Toro‘s Crimson Peak, which will hit regular and IMAX theaters October 16, 2015 and Pitch Perfect 2, which’ll be out May 15, 2015. There’s also Baltasar Kormákur‘s star-studded Everest on February 27, 2015 and the Platinum Dunes film Ouija on October 24 of this year. Read about all those and more below. Read More »

Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars fans have had March 14 circled on their calendars since last month, when Rob Thomas finally confirmed the film sequel’s release date. Now we can also start planning where we’re going to see it.

AMC Theatres has just unveiled a complete list of all the locations that will be showing the film, with tickets going on sale starting next month. No AMC near you? Don’t despair just yet — a handful of non-AMC theaters will be playing the movie as well. Hit the jump to get all the locations.

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Edgar Wright Ant-Man homework

Warner Bros.’ recent decision to push Batman vs. Superman from July 17, 2015 to May 6, 2016 was bound to create some ripples, and the first significant change to follow in its wake comes from Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man.

The Edgar Wright-directed actioner is creeping forward to take Batman vs. Superman‘s old July 17 slot, which falls two weeks before its previously planned July 31 date. More details after the jump.

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‘Batman vs. Superman’ Delayed to 2016

Batman Superman

The summer of 2015 just got a tiny bit less crowded. Variety reports that Warner Bros. has just pushed the Man of Steel sequel from July 17, 2015 to May 6, 2016. The new date pits the Zack Snyder-helmed film directly against an as-yet-unnamed Marvel Studios project, though in all likelihood one or the other will move before then.

Joe Wright‘s Peter Pan origin tale will now move into the July 17, 2015 slot, having previously been slotted for June 26, 2015. More, including the official press release from Warner Bros., after the jump.

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Despicable Me 2

While we’re all thinking about 2014 and 2015, Universal is planning way ahead. The studio has just set two release dates for films from Illumination Entertainment. One is Despicable Me 3, which will (obviously) follow the first two hit animated films. That’s got a release date of June 30, 2017. Universal says: “The team who brought you DESPICABLE ME and the biggest animated hit of 2013, DESPICABLE ME 2, returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions.”

And then there’s the new animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which will open before Thanksgiving even hits, on November 17, 2017. The studio offers the following: “A newly imagined version of the enduring holiday classic will be directed by Pete Candeland and adapted from Dr. Seuss’ book by Michael LeSieur. The film will be produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy and executive produced by Audrey Geisel.”

The best bit, however, is a third film, an untitled project set for 2016. It’s from Garth Jennings, who made Son of Rambow. No specific release date yet, but here’s the official line: “This original animated comedy event about courage, competition and carrying a tune will be written and directed by Garth Jennings (Son of Rambow, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy).  The film will be produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy.”

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