Damned Entertainment Tonight strikes again. Studios love to give the show teaser clips of upcoming films for the tanned talking head hosts to gab over. In this case the footage is from a film that is exactly the sort of action-packed mainstream tentpole that ET thrives on. Oh, wait, actually, it is Steven Soderbergh‘s upcoming global pandemic thriller Contagion, aka one of our more anticipated films of the fall.

Wouldn’t footage of this best be seen without the blaring voiceover? Yes, but I think at this point studio publicists just release footage to ET to laugh at us complaining about it. So: this is a not an official trailer release, or even a good capture of the ET teaser segment. It is a brief video that nonetheless offers the first look at Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, and Laurence Fishburne. Wait for the trailer if you like, or hit the jump for the early look. Read More »

We’ve got a handful of release dates to share, with the biggest possibly being Guillermo del Toro‘s upcoming Pacific Rim, which, if things go well, will begin shooting late this summer or in early fall. Warner Bros. will distribute the Legendary Pictures production, and has just set July 12, 2013 as the release date. Pacific Rim is scripted by Travis Beacham and already boasts Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba and Charlie Day in the cast. The story is “set in a future where giant malevolent creatures threaten to destroy the earth, and the planet must band together and use advanced weapons technology to eradicate the growing threat.” [THR]

After the break, a new date for Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion, and dates for the Stephenie Meyer adaptation The Host, as well as for Roman Polanski’s Carnage, Pedro Almodovar’s The Skin I Live In, and Tucker & Dale Vs Evil. Read More »

‘Thurgood’ Trailer, Starring Laurence Fishburne

HBO Films is on a roll today. Earlier today we showed you the trailer for Cinema Verite, due out in April. Now we have a 42-second trailer for Thurgood, starring Laurence Fishburne. Thurgood will air February 24th on HBO in honor of Black History Month. (It occurs to me now that Thurgood is almost as distinctive a first name as Madonna — I immediately, and correctly, assumed the title was referring to Supreme Court Justice Marshall, and I bet you did too.) Check out the trailer and official synopsis after the jump. Read More »

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For the past few months, Steven Soderbergh has been all over the place with the cast and crew of Contagion. They’ve been shooting in San Francisco over the past week or so, and will close out work in that city with a massive scene at Candlestick Park that involves over 1000 extras. (The production manager for the film described the scene at the 49ers home field as “like a large vaccination center.”)

Before that happens, we’ve got some set pics showing at least one urban setting for the film, which follows the outbreak and effects of a global pandemic. Read More »

International Movie Trailer: Predators


This is the trailer Fox should have released in the first place. We’ve seen one domestic trailer for Nimrod Antal‘s Predators, produced by Robert Rodriguez based on his story treatment, and a load of clips and photos. But none of the materials have shown the movie a lot of people hope this will be. This international vaguely red-band trailer does. It makes Predators look like exactly the tense, violent sci-fi adventure it should be. Read More »


20th Century Fox has given us an official production photo to premiere: Laurence Fishburne as Noland in the Robert Rodriguez-produced, Nimrod Antal-directed Predators. In the film, a group of elite warriors discover that someone has survived, a crazy scavenger named Noland who teaches them everything he knows about the Predators and other alien creatures on the planet. Head after the jump to see the full photo. Click on the image to see it in high resolution.

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Laurence Fishburne in Predators

20th Century Fox has released another new featurette for the Robert Rodriguez-produced, Nimrod Antal-directed Predators. You’ve seen the introductory featurette, the teaser trailer, the featurette focusing on Adrien Brody’s character Royce, a Q&A with Antal /Rodriguez, an introduction to the character Isabelle played by Alice Braga, a look at Danny Trejo‘s character Cuchillo.

In the newest video, Robert Rodriguez gives us an inside look at Noland, played by Laurence Fishburne. Watch the featurette embedded after the jump.

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Predators Movie Trailer

We showed you footage of Predators the other day, and now the full trailer is here. Produced by Robert Rodriguez based on his story and directed by Nimród Antal, the film stars Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Danny Trejo, Laurence Fishburne and Walton Goggins. Read More »

Armored Movie Trailer 2


Screen Gems has released a second trailer for the action-thriller Armored. This film looks like one of those middle of the road action movies you don’t hear about before or after it hits theaters – it just seems to float in and out of existence. But since director Nimrod Antal is signed up to direct Predators, the Robert Rodriguez-produced Predator reboot for 20th Century Fox, everyone is taking a bit more notice.

The film tells the story of “a crew of officers at an armored transport security firm risk their lives when they embark on the ultimate heist….against their own company. Armed with a seemingly fool-proof plan, the men plan on making off with a fortune with harm to none. But when an unexpected witness interferes, the plan quickly unravels and all bets are off.” Starring Matt Dillon, Jean Reno, Laurence Fishburne, Skeet Ulrich, Amaury Nolasco, Andre Jamal Kinney, Milo Ventimiglia, Fred Ward and Columbus Short. Watch the trailer embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Pee-Wee Herman Returns To Hollywood

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Paul Reubens has been going around for the past couple years saying that he was developing two new Pee-Wee Herman feature films, one for adults, one for children. Neither of which seem to have advanced past the “is there anyone crazy enough to fund either of these films?” phase, but that doesn’t mean that we haven’t heard the last of Pee-Wee. Reubens has announced that he will be reprising the character live onstage in Hollywood, will have a limited engagement beginning November 8th, 2009, at The Music Box @ Fonda. Details after the jump.

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