Monthly Archives: May 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes International Trailer: Fresh Footage!

The latest Dawn of the Planet of the Apes international trailer gives us more footage that has never before been seen! Among it, are scenes featuring the character played by Gary Oldman. To say he does not like these apes is one gross understatement!

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is one of our must-see movies of summer and that largely has to do with the over 25 minutes of footage we’ve seen of the haunting and surprisingly touching film. More on that in the slideshow below!

Oldman is joined in the human cast by Keri Russell and Jason Clarke, who play a married couple who believe that the apes can live side-by-side with humans. There are a couple of new scenes in the above trailer that tease that fact too!

Look for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes July 11 which also features the return of Andy Serkis as Caesar. And there’s one more treat in the above international trailer… Caesar watching a video featuring the first film’s star, James Franco!

Watch Rise of the Planet of the Apes online to get ready for the big sequel!  

It Takes Place 10 Years After Rise


The film takes place 10 years after the events of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. And a lot has happened to say the least.

Edge of Tomorrow Giveaway: Win A Sci-Fi Thriller Themed Prize Pack!

To celebrate the triumphant return of one of summer movies’ biggest stars (Tom Cruise) in Edge of Tomorrow?, we are giving away a warrior-worthy prize pack inspired by the thrilling sci-fi action flick. As seen in the incredible Edge of Tomorrow final trailer, Emily Blunt also stars as a woman who has to help Cruise win the battle that could wipe out mankind. 

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Cruise is a soldier who lands on the beaches of Normandy and is killed within minutes by alien invaders. Yet, he awakes at the beginning of that day and forced to relive it over and over. He begins to figure out there is a reason for this madness, and Blunt holds the key to getting him ready for his destiny that is tied into the survival of the human race.  

Edge of Tomorrow premieres with special 8 p.m. screenings on June 5 and starts everywhere June 6 in 2D, RealD 3D and IMAX.

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Our Edge of Tomorrow grand prize winner will receive:

  • Black Backpack
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Survival Radio & Flashlight
  • Portable Battery Charger
  • Silver Weave Notebook
  • Edge of Tomorrow Hat
  • Movie tie-in Paperback Edge of Tomorrow Novel previously published as All You Need is Kill
  • Para Cord Key Tag
  • Stainless Clip Mug
  • Next Level Edge of Tomorrow Tees
  • Ladies’ Edge of Tomorrow Tanks

Use the widget below to enter on Facebook or Twitter. There are three unique ways to enter, and by entering all three ways you can increase your chance at winning!

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Our prize winners will be selected at random on June 10. Good luck!

Edge of Tomorrow Backpack

Don’t forget to visit the Edge of Tomorrow official site for more on the new film. And to further stay informed on all things Edge of Tomorrow, check out the Edge of Tomorrow Facebook pageEdge of Tomorrow Twitter page and follow @wbpictures on Twitter.

Be sure to enter now as the sweepstakes runs through June 10.

You can also sign up for Warner Bros. special offers, be the first to know movie news, updates and more at:

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Edge of Tomorrow will arrive in theaters on June 6, but look for early 8 p.m. screenings the night before on June 5! 

Edge of Tomorrow Synopsis:

Oscar nominee Tom Cruise (the Mission: Impossible films, Collateral, Jerry Maguire) and Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada, The Adjustment Bureau) star in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow, under the direction of Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith).

The epic action of Edge of Tomorrow unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.

Major William Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again.

But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

Edge of Tomorrow Emily Blunt

The international cast also includes Bill Paxton (Aliens, HBO’s Big Love), Brendan Gleeson (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1), Noah Taylor (Lawless), Kick Gurry (Australian TV’s Tangle), Dragomir Mrsic (Snabba Cash II), Charlotte Riley (World Without End), Jonas Armstrong (BBC TV’s Robin Hood), Franz Drameh (Attack the Block), Masayoshi Haneda (Emperor) and Tony Way (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).

Liman is directing Edge of Tomorrow from a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie and Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth, based on the novel entitled All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka. Erwin Stoff produces, along with Tom Lassally, Jeffrey Silver, Gregory Jacobs and Jason Hoffs. The executive producers are Doug Liman, David Bartis, Joby Harold, Hidemi Fukuhara and Bruce Berman, with Tim Lewis and Kim Winther serving as co-producers.

The behind-the-scenes team includes Academy Award-winning director of photography Dion Beebe (Memoirs of a Geisha), production designer Oliver Scholl (Jumper, Independence Day), editor James Herbert (Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows), costume designer Kate Hawley (Pacific Rim), and Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Nick Davis (The Dark Knight). The music is by Christophe Beck (Frozen).

Edge of Tomorrow is the first motion picture to be shot at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, a 3 Arts Production, in association with Viz Productions, a Doug Liman Film, Edge of Tomorrow. Opening domestically on June 6, 2014, the film will be distributed in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, and in select territories by Village Roadshow.

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Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow

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17 Worst Movie Betrayals: You Dirty Rat!

When a writer sits down to pen a script, adding a betrayal to the drama is a sure-fire way to amp up the emotional explosiveness. When a movie features a betrayal, and it’s done right, it can be a jaw-dropping and powerful experience for the audience.

Some movies have been awarded Academy Awards for Best Picture for their ability to move us immensely due to onscreen treachery. Watch Braveheart online for evidence of the fact that having a turncoat equals Oscar gold!

Others become iconic with their double-cross providing the moment in which the movie turns towards its thrilling climax.

Just watch The Matrix online and there is Cypher doing his dirty work that almost costs our rebels their lives. And let us not forget what Saruman did when you watch The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring online.

We found 17 of the best (worst) movie betrayals… click through and see who made our list of favorite double-crosses!

Braveheart


Robert the Bruce is our betrayer and his selling out of Braveheart (Mel Gibson) leads to his death and further complicates any chance Scotland has for, as Braveheart puts it, “our freeeeeeedom!”

Weekend Movie Preview: May 30, 2014

The last weekend movie preview for May closes out the month with two films that could not be more polar opposites! Angelina Jolie channels one of Disney’s most iconic villains in the live action Maleficent — which tells the origins story of the evildoer from Sleeping Beauty.

Then, Seth MacFarlane returns to the big screen after the huge success he had with Ted with a Western comedy, A Million Ways to Die in the West.

Let’s break it down!

Maleficent: This is not your grandmother’s Sleeping Beauty villain! Jolie portrays Maleficent as a woman who was scorned and out for revenge, even if it is misplaced. When she casts that curse on Princess Aurora, as she gets to know the young woman, she feels regret and dare we say it… maternal feelings!

Check out our Maleficent review for more on this aspect of the story. The acting from all involved, especially Jolie, Sharlto Copley and Elle Fanning, is top notch. And although it plays with the classic fairy tale, we still quite enjoyed the result.

A Million Ways to Die in the West: MacFarlane heads out west, and yes, hilarity ensues. But, unlike his previous effort, this is not hilarious from beginning to end. As our A Million Ways to Die in the West review points out, this is a comedy-Western and the latter part of that description truly rules the third act. MacFarlane’s timid farmer must find his inner strength to face off against a classic Western villain (played astonishingly by Liam Neeson).

Feel like staying in this weekend? Several films have landed on digital download that you can check out when you watch Endless Love onlinewatch How to Train Your Dragon online in its collector’s edition format, and Kevin Costner returns to action when you watch 3 Days to Kill online.

The Hunger Games Exhibit: Coming to a Museum Near You!

Fans of The Hunger Games movie series based on the blockbuster book will now have a chance to experience the world firsthand. Lionsgate has announced plans for The Hunger Games: The Exhibition that will put you firmly in Panem where you’ll get to feel what Katniss feels!

The Hunger Games Star Jennifer Lawrence

The state-of-the-art exhibition will feature interactive displays of props, authentic costumes and other elements that make The Hunger Games movie experience perfectly palpable. You might even have those The Hunger Games quotes running through your head while you witness the movie magic right in front of you.

The Hunger Games: The Exhibit will arrive in cities across America within months of the arrival of Mockingjay Part I and will certainly do its part to get audiences more than eager for the arrival of the final chapters in the movie series that chronicles Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and her role in sparking a revolution.

Attendees will also see artifacts from the first three films (including the one that won’t even be out yet!) from the various Districts of Panem. Major museums across the country will host the exhibit, further illustrating the reach of the institution that is The Hunger Games world.

“Now that we’ve built a critical mass of intellectual property, we’re committed to extending our brands into exciting new businesses that create opportunities for our fans to engage with our properties at the same time they deliver significant incremental financial benefits to Lionsgate,” said Lionsgate Chief Marketing Officer Tim Palen.

“We’re thrilled to launch this initiative with the U.S. tour of The Hunger Games exhibition, which celebrates the world of The Hunger Games and offers Hunger Games fans an extensive behind-the-scenes look at the movie-making process.” 

Stay with us for more details on the traveling exhibit, and in the meantime get ready and watch The Hunger Games online and watch Catching Fire online

And be sure to check out our Mockingjay photo gallery to further add to the anticipation.

Julianne Moore is President Coin


President Coin is ready for her close-up.