Free Birds

For humans, Thanksgiving is a joyous celebration of abundance and togetherness. For turkeys, though, it’s probably something more akin to the Purge. Around 45 million turkeys are eaten in the U.S. each year on the holiday, by some estimates, accounting for about a fifth of the country’s annual consumption.

No wonder, then, that the avian leads of Free Birds are so eager to change that. The animated adventure centers around two birds, voiced by Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson, who get the opportunity to travel back in time and change the course of American culinary history forever. Amy Poehler voices a wild turkey who crosses paths with the dynamic duo. Watch the latest trailer after the jump.

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Free Birds

In the States, Thanksgiving is practically synonymous with turkey. Any mention of the holiday automatically conjures images of a big, juicy, oven-roasted bird, and vice versa. Even vegetarians aren’t immune to the association — plenty of them nod to tradition with products like Tofurkey.

But as pleasant as it is for us humans to gorge ourselves on tryptophan-laced poultry, you can’t blame turkeys for wishing they could remove themselves from the menu. In Relativity’s Free Birds, two of them finally get the chance to do just that. Reggie (Owen Wilson) and Jake (Woody Harrelson) find a time machine to take them back to the very first Thanksgiving, where they attempt to save their kind once and for all. Hit the jump to watch the first trailer.

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Hollywood has no shortage of movies about Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day, while poor old Thanksgiving tends to get overlooked. It’s a great release date, but not a movie subject. Not so any longer. Relativity Media is diving into the animation game with Turkeys, a CG comedy due out in 2014. Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson will lend their voices to two of the titular creatures, while Jimmy Hayward is on board to direct. Read more after the jump.

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Movie Trailer: A Second Look at Jonah Hex

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Warner Bros. has been slow to sell Jonah Hex. The first trailer appeared just a month ago, and the film opens on June 18. But now there’s a second trailer, and it is edited at a much more brisk pace. In part because of that change and in part because it chooses better footage, this is a much better look at the movie. Read More »

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There have been reshoots and delays, but Warner Bros. will still release Jimmy Hayward‘s Jonah Hex, starring Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich and Michael Fassbender, on time. A trailer will premiere later this week, but in the meantime there’s a small teaser montage available via SyFy. It resembles the footage we saw last year at Comic Con, and you can see it after the break. Read More »

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Where’s Jonah Hex? We saw footage from the film at last year’s Comic Con, but aside from a few reshoot reports and word of Mastodon sharing scoring duties, there’s been basically nothing to report on the film since then. Few pics, no trailer. Earlier this week, as part of a rumor that suggested Lobo was dead at WB, there was a report that the studio isn’t happy with the film.

Then Vulture talked to Brent Hinds of Mastodon, and based on his description of the scoring process and one comment in particular, many read the piece as saying “the film is delayed!” Reps for the movie, meanwhile, insist that we’ll see a trailer on April 29, and that it will be attached to prints of A Nightmare on Elm Street. Meanwhile, Hinds’ comments are still a window into the process of finishing the film. Read More »

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We’ve known for a while that Jonah Hex would be going back in front of cameras for reshoots this month. In this case, ‘additional shooting’ may be a more appropriate term, as the point seems to be adding new material in addition to ‘fixing’ a few scenes shot last year. Once the reshoot news arrived, rumors began to swirl around the Warner Bros. film and now we’ve got some additional info on what exactly is going down in Hex’s wild west. Read More »

An Official Image of Jonah Hex

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What appears to be the first official image of Jonah Hex is now with us… and it looks quite a bit like a costume or makeup test. Amusingly, it shows off Hex’s mussed-up face rather well, but hides his eyes under his hat brim. This is not the standard tease for things like this. Check it out after the break.

Jonah Hex is the first live action film to be directed by Jimmy Hayward, a one time Pixar animator who was later responsible for Blue Sky’s Horton Hears a Who. It seems that he was virtually hand picked for the job by the star, Josh Brolin. Read More »

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