20 items from 2015
It’s an embarrassment of riches for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (McU), dear readers. Hot on the heels of last week’s examination of the Ant-Man teaser trailer, this week’s Trailer Trashin’ looks at what will probably be the biggest movie of summer 2015, Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Premise: With S.H.I.E.L.D. destroyed and the Avengers needing a hiatus from stopping threats, Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) attempts to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program with Ultron (James Spader), a self-aware, self-teaching, artificial intelligence. But the plan backfires when Ultron decides that humans are the real enemy and sets out to eradicate them from the Earth, and it is up to Iron Man, Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Bruce Banner/The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Clint Barton/Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), along with support from Nick Fury »
- Timothy Monforton
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Run Time: 116 minutes
Snowploughing Citizen of the Year Nils Dickmann (Stellan Skarsgård) is proof that ‘Norwegian kids shouldn’t disappear because of obnoxious parents looking for them’ in Hans Petter Moland’s latest film, In Order Of Disappearance.
Set amidst Norway’s mountainous winterscape, Moland and Skarsgård’s fourth collaboration is a noirish ‘Pulp Fiction went to Fargo’ comedy that sadly fails to measure up to the wit, violent humour, and humorous violence of Tarantino and the Coen Brothers.
Don’t get me wrong – I actually enjoyed this film…a lot, and was disappointed when I missed its screening at the Sydney Film Festival back in June, 2014. Kim Fupz Aakeson’s screenplay contains numerous moments of brilliance like Nils’ showdown with Striker (Kristofer Hivju »
- Sacha Hall
Among the additions are Panahi’s “Taxi,” Condon’s “Mr. Holmes,” starring Ian McKellen and Laura Linney, and Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert,” starring Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Damian Lewis and Robert Pattinson.
Panahi’s credits include 1995’s “The White Balloon,” which won the Golden Camera for best debut at Cannes, 2000’s “The Circle,” which won the Golden Lion at Venice, and 2006’s “Offside,” which won the Silver Bear at Berlin.
Panahi was arrested in his native Iran in 2009, and subsequently banned from making films for 20 years. Despite this, he has produced two films since, “This Is Not a Film” and “Closed Curtain,” which played at Berlin in 2013, and won the Silver Bear for screenplay.
As a writer, Condon won »
- Leo Barraclough
The much-anticipated second trailer for the latest instalment of Marvel’s superhero team up par excellence has hit the small screen, Hulk-smashing its way into the College Football Playoff National Championship coverage on Espn. What better place to showcase the mayhem I suppose.
The action is underpinned by bittersweet piano as divisions within the group are exposed and decidedly grim developments transpire. Check out the fresh batch of carnage below:
Starring Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson with Don Cheadle, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård and James Spader as sentient superbad Ultron, the movie lands in cinemas May 1st.
Source: Deadline »
- Steve Palace
Check out the new trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron, which aired during the 2015 National Championship between Oregon vs Ohio State.
Marvel Studios presents Avengers: Age Of Ultron, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance.
As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
- Michelle McCue
Marvel just dropped a second official trailer for Avengers: Age Of Ultron during Espn’s coverage of the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship. We get more of the evil A.I.-gone-haywire Ultron, the Avengers team in distress and that haunting Pinocchio theme.
The 1:40-minute peek aired during tonight’s championship game between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Oregon Ducks, whose team colors happen to coincide with the Iron Man-Hulk street brawl glimpsed in the trailer. Now that’s marketing magic.
The Joss Whedon-directed superhero sequel starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, James Spader and Samuel L. Jackson hits theaters on May 1.
- Jen Yamato
How would you program this year's newest, most interesting films into double features with movies of the past you saw in 2014?
Looking back over the year at what films moved and impressed us, it is clear that watching old films is a crucial part of making new films meaningful. Thus, the annual tradition of our end of year poll, which calls upon our writers to pick both a new and an old film: they were challenged to choose a new film they saw in 2014—in theatres or at a festival—and creatively pair it with an old film they also saw in 2014 to create a unique double feature.
All the contributors were given the option to write some text explaining their 2014 fantasy double feature. What's more, each writer was given the option to list more pairings, with or without explanation, as further imaginative film programming we'd be lucky to catch »
UK cinema in 2015 has plenty to recommend it. Here are 36 UK films of all genres to look forward to this year…
Dig past the litterfall of Kray Brothers biopics and tales of nubile teens on camping trips gone wrong, and you’ll unearth plenty for the UK film industry to boast about in 2015. From sci-fi romps and thrillers like Robot Overlords and Ex Machina to dramas like High-Rise, comedies like War On Everyone, spy flicks like Spectre and kids’ films like Bill, there’s no shortage of inventive, highly promising cinema coming from these isles.
We’ve included a few choice co-productions in 2015’s pick of the year’s most interesting-looking pictures, which bolsters our list in both size and breadth (and mostly means we Brits can claim partial credit for ace-sounding dystopian flick The Lobster).
In alphabetical order then, here are the 36 UK (or UK-ish) movies we’re excited about seeing this year… »
Disney has released a new 'Legacy' featurette for Cinderella.
The preview compares Kenneth Branagh's new live-action film to the classic 1950 animation.
The plot is said to stick closely to Charles Perrault's classic version of the fairytale.
Cinderella will open on March 13 in the Us and March 27 in the UK. »
On New Year’s Eve, Disney released a ‘Countdown to Midnight’ trailer for its upcoming live-action version of the classic Cinderella, and now we have another trailer, this time entitled ‘Midnight Changes Everything’. Take a look after the official synopsis…
The story of “Cinderella” follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate Blanchett) and her daughters Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drisella (Sophie McShera) into the family home. But, when Ella’s father unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed Cinderella, Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words »
- Gary Collinson
Recently, Walt Disney Pictures dropped this new featurette/movie clip (below) for their upcoming "Cinderella" fantasy/drama flick. The featurette is titled, "The Legacy," and it serves up a plethora of new scenes from the movie along with small interview clips from some of the cast and crew. Check it out,below. The movie stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Stellan Skarsgård, Derek Jacobi, Nonso Anozie, Holliday Grainger, Lily James, Richard Madden and Sophie McShera. The new flick follows the fortunes of young Ella whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella's father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, »
- Andre Braddox
As Disney goes through the motions of updating many of their classic animated films to live action, CGI-infused adventures, we can expect some to be good (Maleficent) and some to be questionable (Alice in Wonderland). It’s anyone’s guess which category Kenneth Branagh’s new version of Cinderella will fall into, but at least it looks suitably bright and shiny with more emphasis on practical mis-en-scene than the usual CGI.
The latest trailer for Cinderella landed on New Year’s Eve, making the most of a plot that revolves around the stroke of midnight. Here we see the beauty of Branagh’s palette, with bright and lavish sets, gorgeous costumes and some convincing CGI geese. Cate Blanchett is on hand to lend some evil gravitas to the proceedings, while Helena Bonham Carter appears to be having a wonderful time as the fairy godmother who helps Cinderella (Lily James) go the ball. »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Following the Countdown to Midnight TV spot released yesterday, Walt Disney Pictures has debuted a brand new featurette for their upcoming live-action adaptation of Cinderella. Director Kenneth Branagh reveals that he was intrigued about making a live-action version of the original Disney animated classic, and what fans might expect from the movie in the 21st Century. We also hear from cast members Cate Blanchett (Wicked Stepmother) and Lily James (Cinderella), who reveal that the animated classic "is such a big act to follow," while Richard Madden (The Prince) adds that he loves the relationship between the Prince and Cinderella, and Helena Bonham Carter (The Fairy Godmother) adds that fans will feel like they're watching this classic story for the first time.
Disney has released a new preview of Cinderella, with the tagline "Midnight changes everything".
The new movie stars Downton Abbey's Lily James as Cinderella, with Cate Blanchett as her evil stepmother Lady Tremaine and fellow Downton star Sophie McShera and The Borgias's Holliday Grainger as her stepsisters.
Cinderella will open on March 13 in the Us and March 27 in the UK.
Watch the previous trailer for the film below: »
A live-action retelling of the classic fairy tale about a servant step-daughter who wins the heart of a prince. The new Disney film stars Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Helena Bonham Carter, Holliday Grainger, Sophie McShera, Stellan Skarsgård,Nonso Anozie, Hayley Atwell, Ben Chaplin, and Derek Jacobi as The King. “Disney’s Cinderella” hits theaters everywhere on March 13, 2015.
The post Disney’s Cinderella Gets A New Sneak Peek appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Rudie Obias
Marvel Studios has released a promo video announcing that a new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron will debut on January 12th, 2015. It's supposed to premiere during the first College Football Playoff National Championship game at 8:30 pm Est. Make sure to check back here that day, because we'll get it posted for you as soon as it's released. I imagine this new trailer will include some new footage from the film. Hopefully it will at least give us a little tease of Vision in action.
When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, »
- Joey Paur
Sneak Peek more footage from Disney's live-action supernatural drama "Cinderella", directed by Kenneth Branagh ("Thor"), starring Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Sophie McShera, Holliday Granger, Nonso Anozie, Derek Jacobi and Stellan Skarsgard:
"...'Cinderella' follows the fortunes of young 'Ella' whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother 'Lady Tremaine' and her daughters 'Anastasia' and 'Drisella' into the family home. But, when Ella’s father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family.
"Relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, and spitefully renamed 'Cinderella', Ella could easily begin to lose hope. Yet, despite the cruelty inflicted upon her, Ella is determined to honor her mother’s dying words and to 'have courage and be kind'. »
- Michael Stevens
The Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer earned the #9 spot on Matt’s Top 10 Trailers of 2014 list. Can the next one keep it up? We’ll find out in less than two weeks because during today’s broadcast of the Rose Bowl, Marvel Studios revealed that we’re getting a brand new Avengers: Ages of Ultron trailer on Monday, January 12th at 8:30 pm Est during the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Espn. We’ll be sure to share the new trailer as soon as it debuts, but for now, hit the jump to check out the trailer announcement video and some other recent Avengers: Age of Ultron news. The film is due in theaters on May 1st and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, James Spader, Stellan Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Paul Bettany and Don Cheadle. »
- Perri Nemiroff
Earlier today, Walt Disney pictures dropped this new movie clip (below) for their upcoming "Cinderella" fantasy/drama flick. The clip is titled, "Midnight Changes Everything," and it basically shows us a ton of new, dramatic scenes between Cinderella and her evil stepmother, the glass slippers, and more. Check it out,below. The movie stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Stellan Skarsgård, Derek Jacobi, Nonso Anozie, Holliday Grainger, Lily James, Richard Madden, and Sophie McShera. The new flick focuses on young Ella aka Cinderella, whose merchant father remarries following the tragic death of her mother. Keen to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother Lady Tremaine and her daughters Anastasia and Drisella into the family home. But, when Ella's father suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Finally relegated to nothing more than a servant girl covered in ashes, »
- Andre Braddox
Last night at the stroke of midnight, as the calendar turned from 2014 to 2015, Disney took advantage of the opportunity to promote its upcoming live-action fairy tale adaptation by way of a new Cinderella trailer. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, the film stars Lily James (Downton Abbey) as the titular soon-to-be-princess and essentially steers pretty close to the story we know. What appears to set Branagh’s take apart is the massive canvas and lavish production design, which is on full display in this new trailer. The colors are absolutely gorgeous, and while Disney’s 2014 fairy tale redo Maleficent was a CGI-fest, there appears to be a focus on using practical environments here in Cinderella, which is reassuring. Check out the new Cinderella trailer after the jump. The film also stars Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter, Hayley Atwell, Stellan Skarsgard, Holiday Grainger, Nonso Anozie and Sophie McShera. Cinderella opens in »
- Adam Chitwood
20 items from 2015
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