Archive for February 6, 2012
The John Carter Super Bowl trailer took an odd approach to selling Disney’s pricey literary adaptation, which the Mouse House has poured some $250 million and several years worth of time and creative effort into. Considering just how massive in scale the special effects-driven adventure is, one might have expected a TV promo that played up the film more as a visually-majestic sci-fi epic treatment of Edgar Rice Burrough’s famous source material.
For those who are in the mood for more John Carter eye candy than what the Super Bowl TV spot served up, you need look no further than our new gallery of high-resolution stills from the film.
John Carter is the first of two impending blockbusters headlined by Friday Night Lights‘ Taylor Kitsch (the other being Battleship) and sees the TV hunk appear alongside his X-Men Origins: Wolverine costar Lynn Collins, who plays the lovely Princess Dejah ...
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ABC is hoping for big things from its upcoming midseason replacement The River - specifically, the network is hoping that the mystery/thriller will be able to recapture some of the magic of its other mystery/thriller Juggernaut, Lost. This correlation has been blatantly evident in the marketing for the show, which has heavily relied on playing up the mystery/horror angle of its premise, hoping to lure fans still looking for that next show to fill the hole Lost left behind with its (lackluster?) final bow. Of course, promising viewers a few chills and scares by slapping “From the director of ‘Paranormal Activity’” into the show’s tagline hasn’t hurt, either.
But the question is: Will The River deliver the intrigue and thrills it’s promising?
We won’t know for sure until the show premieres this week ...
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One cursed superhero will try to stop hell from conquering the Earth, while a group of teens will try to raise hell in their own backyard. Such are the premises of the upcoming films Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Project X - and today we have a slew of new TV spots for each film to share with you.
Ghost Rider 2 picks up years after the events of the first film; we now find Johnny Blaze (Nic Cage) hiding out in Eastern Europe, trying to keep his Ghost Rider curse under control. His self-imposed exile is interrupted when a warrior monk (Idris Elba) comes asking for a favor: The Devil (Ciarán Hinds) is seeking out a young boy named Danny Ketch (Hint) to be ...
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While comic book movie titans like The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises are hogging the spotlight, there are several other high-profile Summer 2012 prequels, sequels, and adaptations vying for the moviegoing public’s attention on a daily basis. Meanwhile, a smaller production like Riddick (a.k.a. Riddick 3) continues to make headlines – thanks to the efforts of its star, Vin Diesel – even though it’s not due out until next year.
Today, we have a combination of new official stills and higher-definition versions of images previously available online, from 2012 titles like Prometheus, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and G.I. Joe: Retaliation – along with yet another set pic from Riddick. You can check them all out above, or scroll down for higher-quality versions (along with additional information about each film).
The Prometheus teaser trailer is just as effective for what it shows, as it ...
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"Hostel" filmmaker and "Inglourious Basterds" actor Eli Roth will produce and star in the earthquake thriller "Aftershock", the English language debut from Chilean director Nicolas Lopez.
The story revolves around an insane asylum on an island, where the inmates escape during the quake. Roth and Lopez wrote the story together and the film is currently four weeks into production in Chile. Selena Gomez also makes a cameo. [Source: Deadline]
Nothing to Fear
Clancy Brown and Ethan Peck have joined the cast of Anthony Leonardi III's horror thriller "Nothing to Fear" at Slasher Films.
Anne Heche and James Tupper are already on board for the movie which centers on a family whose journey towards a better life in a small town is savagely derailed by a charismatic but emotionally conflicted man of the cloth (Brown).
Peck will play a townsperson with a past. Rob Eric, Michael Williams and guitarist Slash will produce. [Source: Heat Vision]
Evan Rachel Wood and filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke, who both exploded onto the spotlight with 2003's critically acclaimed "Thirteen", could be re-teaming for the erotic thriller "Plush"
Hardwicke wrote the script with Artie Nelson with the action set in the L.A. music world. [Source: The Hollywood Reporter]