Barely Lethal

Here’s a slightly different spin on the “deadly operative just wants to lead a simple life” trope. Kyle Newman‘s Barely Lethal stars Hailee Steinfeld as a teenager who’s been trained since childhood to be an assassin. Kind of like Hit-Girl, or Hanna, or Marvel’s Black Widows. Only she decides she wants out so she can become a high schooler instead.

As always happens in these types of movies, though, she discovers that leaving her old life behind isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. Among those on her tail are Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, and Game of ThronesSophie Turner. Watch the Barely Lethal trailer after the jump.

Update: Newman points out this Barely Lethal trailer is the Arabic version, with an official version for the U.S. market to arrive shortly.

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Big Game UK trailer

Does Samuel L. Jackson ever not have people trying to kill him? In Big Game, he plays the President of the United States, whose plane goes down over Finnish countryside. Things take a turn from bad to worse when he realizes he’s being chased by a group of baddies who’ll stop at nothing to capture him. And here you thought Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. was a dangerous job.

This POTUS does have one spot of good luck, though, which is that he’s happened to crash-land in front of a 13-year-old hunter played by Onni Tommila. This kid knows his way around the forest, and apparently develops a touching loyalty toward this frazzled world leader. Watch the Big Game trailer after the jump.

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There are two months left until Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters, which may seem like a painfully long time but is really nothing compared to the two years and ten months we’ve already been waiting for it. In the meantime, Marvel Studios is happy to tide us over with the occasional tidbit, like the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer promised earlier this week.

Joss Whedon returns to direct the superpowered gang, including Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye.

In addition, the latest trailer offers a good look at some of the Avengers’ new friends and foes, including Paul Bettany as Vision. Watch the new Avengers Age of Ultron trailer after the jump.

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Which Sopranos actor joined Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? What’s the latest update on AMC’s Preacher? How many more movies does Samuel L. Jackson have to make for Marvel? Want to see a new still from Daredevil? What did Margot Robbie and Will Smith about the script to Suicide Squad? Are there lots of cool new Batman and DC figures coming out soon? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

Big Game UK trailer

Here’s a second trailer, this time out of the UK, for the thriller Big Game, in which Samuel L. Jackson plays the President of the United States, who is lost in the wilderness when Air Force One is attacked. Fortunately, a young hunter is also out in the woods, and the two work together to keep the POTUS alive. The film comes from Jalmari Helander, the director of Rare Exports, and features that film’s young star Onni Tommila. Check out the Big Game UK trailer below. Read More »

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Samuel L. Jackson has worked with some major filmmakers in his day, and Tim Burton‘s collaborated with some very big stars. Now their professional paths are about to cross for the very first time.

Jackson is reportedly in talks for Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, based on the novel by Ransom Riggs. He joins Eva Green and Asa Butterfield. More on the Miss Peregrine Samuel L Jackson casting after the jump. Read More »

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Last night, Walt Disney Pictures released the second trailer for Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of UltronYou can watch that trailer here, in case you haven’t seen it already. And for those of you who really want to take in all of the visuals revealed in the new Avengers 2 trailer, we have compiled a batch of high resolution images from the film to let you take in all the goodness one shot at a time, complete with an image by image analysis by me. Hit the jump to see over 60 Avengers 2 photos now.

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What if Escape From New York took place in a Finnish forest with a teen-aged Snake Plisskin out to rescue the President of the United States? In the film Big Game, which comes from Rare Exports director Jalmari Helander, Samuel L. Jackson is the POTUS, shot out of the sky when Air Force One is targeted. He is found by a young man played by Onni Tommila of Rare Exports — the kid is on a hunting adventure to prove his manhood, and stumbles into a very unusual sort of hunt. Check out the Big Game trailer below. Read More »

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