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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone trailer offers magic old and new

21 December 2012 1:39 PM, PST

The first trailer for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone has Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, and Jim Carrey showing how much magic has changed over the years.

I’ve been looking forward to this movie since the cast was first announced, and it looks like the wait was worth it because the comedy trio of Carell, Buscemi, and Carrey are primed to hit the funny bone hard, while also offering a twisted look at magic and how it’s changed over the years.

While Burt Wonderstone (Steve Carell) and Anton Marvelton (Steve Buscemi) seem so cheesy that they’re almost impossible to watch with a straight face, they do represent what stage magic used to be about, which probably explains why magic as a stage act almost went away. Then, illusionists like Criss Angel came along and pumped some much-needed energy and insanity into things.

Angel might not actually be in the movie, »

- Marty Shaw

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First teaser for Turbo features Ryan Reynolds as the voice of a snail

20 December 2012 12:45 PM, PST

With great power comes great responsibility, but fortunately that rule only applies to humans because all this snail wants to do is race.

Dreamwork Animation’s Turbo tells the story of a snail that decides to fulfill his dream of racing at the Indy 500 after miraculously acquiring the power of super-speed. The teaser trailer doesn’t really hint at any of that but it still provides a couple of laughs.

Turbo, which features the voices of Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, Luis Guzmán, Bill Hader, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michelle Rodriguez, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Kurtwood Smith, Snoop Dogg, and Samuel L. Jackson, speeds into theaters on July 19, 2013.

Source: Apple »

- Marty Shaw

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Red-band trailer for The Heat shows Sandra Bullock getting engaged?

20 December 2012 11:59 AM, PST

Okay, the new red-band trailer for The Heat doesn’t actually show Bullock getting engaged but there’s a great scene where that line is worked in.

Sandra Bullock is not on my list of favorite actresses but pairing her with Melissa McCarthy was a flash of genius that should seriously boost the entertainment value of this buddy cop movie that stars Bullock as an uptight FBI agent and McCarthy as a rough-and-tough Boston police officer.

Thankfully, the red-band isn’t in place for nudity, because I’m not sure if I could handle seeing either one of the stars sans clothes, but there are more than a few cuss words sprinkled throughout the video, along with a great scene that includes Tom Wilson (Biff from the Back to the Future movies) and a search for balls.

The Heat, starring Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Tom Wilson, Katilin Olson, Demian Bichir, »

- Marty Shaw

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New Iron Man 3 image shows banged-up Robert Downey Jr.

20 December 2012 11:35 AM, PST

It’s tough being a superhero, even when you have a suit of hi-tech armor to keep you safe, and a new image for Iron Man 3 shows just how rough things can get.

Tony Stark and his armor have seen better days because the billionaire genius has suffered a serious butt-kicking in this photo, making me wonder how much worse he would look if he didn’t have his armor between him and whatever took him out behind the woodshed.

We’ve known from previous news snippets and trailers that Stark will be targeted by the Mandarin and that he’ll do some serious soul-searching when pondering if the armor makes the man or the man makes the armor, but it’s still kind of shocking to see the hero/adventurer looking so thoroughly defeated. After all, we’re talking about a guy that unloaded a huge amount of »

- Marty Shaw

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Hugh Jackman Confirmed for X-Men Days of Future Past

19 December 2012 8:56 AM, PST

We have solid confirmation that Hugh Jackman will once again become Logan Aka The Wolverine for X-Men Days of Future Past. Too bad the source has proven to not be entirely reliable.

If the source is to be believed, Jackman is set to establish an X-Men record by being the only character played by the same actor in every film within the X-Men franchise, but can our source be trusted?

You’d think someone in Bryan Singer’s position would be on top of things like this, but that’s exactly what we thought when he took to Twitter to share that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellan were reprising their roles as Professor X and Magneto. It made sense to have the two older characters in a movie with a storyline that spans time so nobody ever gave the news a second thought. Until both Stewart and McKellan both went, »

- Marty Shaw

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The easy way isn’t in new Identity Thief trailer

18 December 2012 1:39 PM, PST

The new trailer for Identity Thief offers up more laughs and an extra plot twist we haven’t seen before.

We got the basic plot in the first trailer for the film but this new peek offers up gangsters that are out to collect money from Melissa McCarthy’s Diana.

McCarthy and Bateman seem to have great chemistry in this film and I’d love to see a blooper reel because I’m sure it has to be hilarious because there’s no way to have this much comedic action happening onscreen without the action behind the camera being just as funny.

While I’m expecting enough laughs to make my sides hurt when Identity Thief hits the big screen, I have a fear deep down inside me that Hollywood will roll out an inevitable Identity Thief 2 if this movie does as well as I expect. Is it bad to »

- Marty Shaw

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New poster for Oz The Great and Powerful reveals a wicked character

18 December 2012 1:01 PM, PST

But who exactly is she? Will Rachel Weisz or Mila Kunis become the iconic villain with a serious allergy to water in Oz The Great and Powerful?

The new poster for Oz The Great and Powerful features a large-and-in-charge wicked witch but the online community is drawing a divisive line in the sand when it comes to who’s behind the prosthetics and green make-up. The only unanimous decision is that it’s not Michelle Williams… which isn’t a surprise since everyone knows she plays Glinda the Good Witch.

Regardless of which witch is destined to become Dorothy’s future adversary, the new promo is an awesome piece of artwork as she seems to stand in the middle of one of those infamous hurricanes that tend to bring trouble-makers to Oz.

Oz The Great and Powerful, which also stars James Franco as Oscar Diggs, arrives in theaters on March »

- Marty Shaw

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James Franco not in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes?

18 December 2012 12:40 PM, PST

While his presence in the Planet of the Apes sequel was never expected to be big, it now looks like James Franco won’t be showing up in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes at all.

Considering that the first film included a scene with Franco’s character bidding farewell to Caesar as he prepared to start a new simian civilization, it was kind of common sense that he probably wouldn’t be the star of the next movie, but Hollywood absolutely loves to tie movies within a franchise together so I’m a little surprised that Franco’s Will Rodman won’t at least have a cameo.

However, according to the actor himself, the next film in the Apes franchise will apparently be Franco-less.

“I was going to be a small part of the next one. There was a moment when Rupert Wyatt was going to direct the second one. »

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Kirk has a lot to learn in new trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness

18 December 2012 7:35 AM, PST

It’s a simple rule that you don’t fix something if it isn’t broken, and voice-overs that add drama work very nicely for Star Trek Into Darkness, as Kirk’s mentor warns of a lethal fall in his future.

When we got our first look at Star Trek back in 2008, we were led into the rebooted universe by Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood) daring a young, brash James Kirk to become the man Pike believes he can be.

Star Trek Into Darkness once again brings us wisdom from Pike as he warns, “There’s greatness in you, but there’s not an ounce of humility. You think you can’t make mistakes. But there will come a moment when you realize you’re wrong about that.”

Of course, a captain of a starship can’t make mistakes without people dying, and Pike’s insightful speech also spells that out for Kirk. »

- Marty Shaw

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