Time to mark up your calendar. Three films, each of which is aimed at a very different audience, have set release dates. Let’s get the ugly one out of the way first: Warner Bros. has locked Wrath of the Titans, directed by Jonathan Liebesman, for March 30, 2012 — basically the same place in the calendar that saw the release of Clash of the Titans this year. Liam Neeson will return as Zeus, and presumably Sam Worthington and Gemma Arterton will reprise their roles from Clash as well.

After the break, dates and recap info for Tom McCarthy‘s Win Win and Nicolas Winding Refn‘s Drive. Read More »

‘The Hangover 2′ Official Plot Synopsis Released

Director Todd Phillips has been trying to keep plot details for The Hangover: Part II under wraps, but it seems every day more little bits leak out. Be it the Bangkok-location, the cameos that did happen and didn’t happen. On Tuesday, Warner Bros released their official 2011 preview kit, which is where that Sherlock Holmes II image came from. As part of the preview kit, they have released the first official plot synopsis for the comedy sequel. Hit the jump to check it out. Oh, and you can also click the image above to see the previously released production photo in high resolution.

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We’ve seen a teaser trailer and a couple photos from Paul, directed by Greg Mottola from a script by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. Turns out there’s been a poster floating around as well. A shot of the one-sheet (in banner form) was taken at an expo in London, and you can see the full image below. Read More »

Disney’s next animated film is Tangled, which retells the classic Rapunzel story with a distinctly Pirates of the Caribbean, ‘maybe boys will see this’ vibe. We’ve seen a couple of teasers, some clips and plenty of art from the film. Now there’s a full trailer, which gives a much better idea of what the film might actually be like. Read More »

We’ve been waiting for some time to see footage from Paul, director Greg Mottola’s follow-up to Adventureland, and given what we’ve seen today at San Diego’s Comic-Con, the wait was certainly worth it. Mottola, along with much of the cast –including Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Sigourney Weaver, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jason Bateman — hit the stage to chat about the film, and give us our first glimpse at the footage. It’s also the first good look we’ve gotten at the titular alien, voiced by Rogen.

The footage starts out with Frost and Pegg’s British nerds at Comic-Con, and it was definitely surreal to see a recreation of an event we’re currently attending. Mottola said that they couldn’t film at the real event, but it looks to be a loving recreation — complete with costumed fans and insane crowds.

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Zach Galifianakis. Rob Corddry. Adam Scott. Bob Odenkirk. Jeffrey Tambor. Maggie Q. Ving Rhames.

If at least one of those names hasn’t yet piqued your interest, you might want to check if you have a pulse. This is the cast of Operation: Endgame, an action-comedy that sees two teams of government spies pitted against one another. If it seems like the film has come out of nowhere, that’s because it has. The movie was originally being developed under the title Rogue’s Gallery, but now it’s finding itself unceremoniously dumped to DVD and Blu-ray after playing in only a couple of theaters. Find the red band trailer and green band trailer after the break.

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Tangled Teaser Trailer #2


Walt Disney Animation Studios has released a new teaser trailer for their 50th full-length animated feature Tangled.

Directed by Byron Howard & Nathan Greno (the co-director and head of story on Bolt respectively), this new telling of the classic fairy tale Rapunzel (the original title of the film), will transport audiences “to a stunning CG fantasy world complete with the iconic tower, an evil witch, a gallant hero and, of course, the mysterious girl with the long golden tresses. Expect adventure, heart, humor, and hair, lots of hair.” The lead heroine is voiced by Mandy Moore while Chuck‘s Zachary Levi will play a “dashing bandit” named Flynn Ryder who hits the road with the “rebellious, teenage hair apparent.”

I’m definitely digging the watercolor/storybook-look they are employing with this new film. And the trailer is definitely playing up the prince’s character, likely in an effort to appeal to more boys. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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The Hangover Movie Trailer #2

At ShoWest, Warner Bros premiered a new trailer for Todd Phillips‘ new comedy The Hangover. It’s pretty much an extended version of the teaser trailer. The film tells the story of three groomsmen who lose their about-to-be-wed buddy during their drunken misadventures in Las Vegas, then must retrace their steps in order to find him.

Phillips is the director of Old School and Road Trip, and while this movie doesn’t look as good as either of those films, it still looks pretty damn funny. And it’s rare to find a comedy that isn’t either produced by Judd Apatow, starring the regular Apatow crew, Adam Sandler or Will Ferrell now-a-days. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Heather Graham, Justin Bartha, and Jeffrey Tambor. Watch the trailer after the jump and tell me what you think in the comments below.
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Plans for an Arrested Development film have been in motion for a while. However, according to Mitch Hurwitz, they’ve been flummoxed by actor Michael Cera, who has previously been mentioned as the lone holdout from the cast who wasn’t ready to commit. This position that was buttressed recently when Cera claimed that he was holding out for a script and that the movie was “more hypothetical than you think.
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Last winter, Jeffrey Tambor, the actor who played the scheming patriarch in Fox’s brilliant, underwatched and now-cancelled Arrested Development appeared on The Ron & Fez Show on XM radio, saying that there was a “real push” to get a movie version of the TV series made. Then this summer, lead actor Jason Bateman also seemed to confirm that the wheels were in motion for the a film version of Arrested. A hefty container of water was thrown on the fire last month when Michael Cera disavowed any knowledge of such a film, and expressed doubt that Arrested fans would even want to see an Arrested movie.

Now from Collider comes the latest twist in the creation of the Arrested Development movie. Steve “Frosty” Weintraub spoke with Tambor at an event to promote Hellboy 2 and asked him if he was sick of people asking about the Arrested movie. Shockingly, Tambor responded as follows:

Well no, because we’re doing it. We are going. It’s a go. I just actually this week talked to Mitch Hurwitz, so we’re doing it.

Clearly taken aback by the positive response, Frosty pressed for details, as any Arrested fan would. After all, we’ve been through too much to have our hopes let down again. Was there a start-time? A script? Tambor, referring to Hurwitz, said:

No, but when the writer calls you, the director and the executive producer calls you, it’s a pretty good sign.

Color me skeptical. Several obstacles stand in the way of this movie getting made, the most significant of which seems to be getting the sprawling cast back together again, many of whom have continued on to impressive careers in TV and film. A small, dying, withered part of my soul still wants to see the gang reunited for one last redemptive chance at showing the whole movie world what a unique and fantastic phenomenon Arrested Development truly was, but until I hear something more solid, I really can’t risk being disappointed again. The constant threat (and subsequent reality) of cancellation back when the show was still on the air…That was already almost too much to bear.

Make sure you head on over to Collider to check out the rest of Frosty’s great interview.