The A-Team – What Did You Think?

The A-Team

It’s taken several years, but now we finally know what a mainstream action film from director Joe Carnahan looks like with the release of The A-Team, which hits theaters nationwide today. Carnahan proved himself capable of delivering a hard-boiled indie crime feature in 2002’s Narc, directed one of the best BMW Film entries (Ticker), and although I have issues with 2006’s Smokin’ Aces, I still admire that film for what it gets right.

Now with The A-Team, a big-budget remake of the classic 80’s TV series, Carnahan has a shot at becoming more than a beloved indie director.

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Despicable Me Minions at the Grove

After the jump you can find a few videos I was hoping to run today on the site, including:

  • A featurette taking us into composer James Horner‘s recording of the score for The Karate Kid.
  • Four minutes of The A-Team
  • The Minions from Despicable Me invade LA’s The Grove, an interested marketing experiment with a studio-sponsored flash mob

Watch all three clips, after the jump.
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The A-Team: Four New Character TV Spots

The A-Team

20th Century Fox has released four new character-centric television spots for The A-Team. Watch them now, embedded after the jump.
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We have a bunch of cool new movie posters today, including Lionsgate’s first teaser poster for Buried (one of my favorite movies of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival), an international poster for Get Him To The Greek, four international character posters for The A-Team, and another cool international one-sheet for Toy Story 3. I really love the minimalism of the buried teaser poster, although I believe they should have done without the stupid website url and actually have included the title of the film. Check out all the posters now, after the jump.

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The A-Team Movie Trailer #2

The A-Team

20th Century Fox has released a new movie trailer and poster for Joe Carnahan‘s big screen feature film version of The A-Team. The film features Liam Neeson as Col. John “Hannibal” Smith, Bradley Cooper as the playboy mercenary role of Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck, Sharlto Copley as Capt. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock, and UFC champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as B.A. Baracus.

This is the first trailer since the 100 second teaser trailer released in January. 100 seconds was enough to make us wondering why people were firing guns on tanks falling from the sky. This is the A-Team movie, not Stephen Sommer’s GI Joe 2, right? The new trailer gives us a much better look at the film’s plot and characters. The whole thing looks a bit more parody than homage, and less like the original 1980’s tv show and more like every action movie of the last five years. And yes, Bradley Cooper is still firing a gun at an airplane from a tank falling from the sky. I guess we’ll just go with it.

Watch the trailer now after the jump, and please leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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The Losers Bumped Back to Summer 2010

The Losers

Box Office is reporting that Warner Bros has decided to bump Sylvain White‘s comic book adaptation The Losers from its previously announced release date of April 9th to June 4th 2010. It is assumed that the new Summer release was to give Warner Bros’ other release Clash of the Titans more breathing room. Clash had been recently pushed back to an April 2nd release due to a last-minute decision to do a post-production 3D conversion. So now The Losers will hit theaters just one week before Fox’s big screen adaptation of The A-Team. The two films have been compared in almost every write-up on the internet, and now they are set to go head to head in the Summer box office wars.’

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Six New Photos: The A-Team Movie

The A-Team

20th Century Fox has released six new production photo from Joe Carnahan‘s big screen feature film version of The A-Team featuring Liam Neeson as Col. John “Hannibal” Smith, Bradley Cooper as the playboy mercenary role of Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck, Sharlto Copley as Capt. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock, and UFC champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as B.A. Baracus. After the jump you will find all six photos, including the uncropped high resolution digital file of the explosive image above.

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Sharlto Copley’s A-Team Birthday Cake


Many of you know Sharlto Copley from his feature acting debut in District 9 (speaking of which, am I the only one crazy enough to believe that Copley should get some recognition for his performance come awards time, but realistically won’t). Copley is playing Capt. ‘Howling Mad’ Murdock in The A-Team movie.

/Film tipster Jimmy Jab sent over this photo, which he claims features a cake Copley’s mother sent to the set of The A-Team for her son’s birthday (Sharlto turned 36 on November 27th). The cake features a photo of a young Copley who was celebrating his own birthday with a cake featuring Mr. T as A-Team member B.A. Baracus. How cool is that? Check out a photo of the full cake after the jump.

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Dirk Benedict To Cameo in The A-Team


Earlier this month, we learned that Dwight Schultz, the original Howling Mad Murdock, would be making a cameo in the Joe Carnahan‘s big screen film adaptation of The A-Team. Cinematical now has word that Dirk Benedict, who played Templeton “Faceman” Peck in the original television series, also has a cameo.

Mr. T, who many will remember as the original B.A. Baracus, has said publicly that he was offered a cameo but turned it down, explaining “it’s insulting me to ask me to be in it [as someone else]. It’s just like my ex-girlfriend saying ‘Why don’t you come out to dinner with my new boyfriend?’ You see what I mean? I am not going to do that.”

VOTD: The Star Trek A-Team


What do you get when you combine JJ AbramsStar Trek and The A-Team? This fantastic mash-up / faux television show intro created by PhamtomKnight. Watch it now, embedded after the jump.
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