The latest trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu’s upcoming film ” Birdman ” has got us flying high this fine Friday afternoon. It is a strange, squawky peek at the man formerly known as Birdman ( Michael Keaton ), an actor who gave up the franchise biz to do, well, whatever superheroes do when they hang up their tights. In this case, Keaton’s character Riggan is trying to reboot his career with a stage play, but he’s got to do battle with his fall from glory, his insecurities, and all the nay-sayers — including the one that’s in his head. This leads to all sorts of strange scenarios, including one that has Keaton running through Times Square in his tighty whities. “Birdman,” which will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall, has a fabulous cast that includes Emma Stone as Riggan’s daughter, plus Edward Norton , Amy Ryan , Zach Galifianakis , Naomi Watts , and Andrea Riseborough
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You don’t have to be a Comic-Con attendee to understand that the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it’s known, is a highly intricate and inter-connected web that allows for characters to cross over into each other’s films and seeds to be planted for future comic book-based installments. This was initiated as a way for the universe to feel more full and real, and to allow for something like ” The Avengers ,” which was the culmination of an entire “phase” of films and separate franchises, to actual occur. This strategy obviously worked since the Marvel movies have regularly come out on top as the most successful movies of the year, with the brand becoming one of those iconic watermarks, like Pixar, that suggests unparalleled quality in a landscape riddled with imitators. But nobody has thoroughly run through all the Easter eggs that pepper each film, pointing to the series’ interconnectedness, comic book origins and, perhaps, direction of the franchises… Until now
If you watched the first “SpongeBob SquarePants” movie and thought to yourself, This is really good and all but it would certainly be better if there were live action elements, maybe next time they could find a way to add in Antonio Banderas as some kind of pirate, well, you are in luck. The first trailer for next year’s ” SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water ” has just broken through the waves, and features live action elements, 3D animation and, yes, Antonio Banderas as some kind of pirate. Dreams really do come true. The first trailer for the movie, which opens in February, sets up the movie pretty nicely: Banderas has a magic book that can make any evil plan he has spring to life (magically), but the final page of the book is being guarded by SpongeBob (the same guy who lives in a pineapple under the sea). The otherwise idyllic world of Bikini Bottom has been thrown into chaos, so SpongeBob and his pals have to go to the human world to track down the stolen page and set things right.
If there was ever a time that for a lavish, big screen adaptation of James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s beloved, fairy tale-based musical ” Into the Woods ,” then it’d probably be now. Between the wild success of “Frozen” and “Maleficent” and the continued interest in things like “Once Upon a Time” and the Vertigo comic book series “Fables,” this seems like the perfect opportunity to have the stage show spring to life in a really big way. And based on the trailer, it’s done just that. After a brief montage of several characters saying “I wish” (ending on Anna Kendrick ‘s Cinderella saying it), we get brief glimpses of the very starry cast, including Meryl Streep as The Witch, Emily Blunt (we love her) as the Baker’s Wife, Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince, and Johnny Depp ‘s as The Big Bad Wolf.
Ben Stiller and Shawn Levy are no dopes; their goofy ” Night at the Museum ” franchise has been an international hit since the first one came out in 2006. Naturally, it’s high time to return to the weird world of night guard Larry Daley (Stiller) and the characters that come to life at night when the museums are closed. In ” Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb ,” the source of the museum’s magic, the Egyptian Golden Tablet of Pharaoh Ahkmenrah, is disintegrating.
If your appetite for post-apocalyptic YA adaptations remains unabated after ” The Hunger Games ” and ” Divergent ,” you only need to wait a few more weeks for ” The Maze Runner .” Yahoo Movies has the second trailer for the movie, which was adapted from the popular first novel in a trilogy (of course) by James Dashner. It features a bit more footage and explanation than the first teaser. “Teen Wolf” star Dylan O’Brien plays Thomas, a teen who wakes up to find himself in a place called the Glade. He’s stranded there, with no memory of his previous life, along with a group of other teen boys. The Glade is surrounded by an impenetrable maze housing terrifying creatures called Grievers
The world was captivated last November when 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott took to the streets of San Francisco as Batkid, fulfilling his dream of becoming Batman through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Now, a documentary about how that event came together is currently in production, and a new trailer has debuted. “Batkid Begins” reveals Miles’s lifelong love of superheroes, and how his request to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Greater Bay Area morphed a simple dream into a cultural phenomenon. Make-A-Wish execs discuss the painstaking detail with which the event was planned, including choreographing actors to play the bad guys, building a custom car seat for Miles in a Batmobile, and drawing tens of thousands of people to transform San Francisco into Gotham, and its citizens into screaming, supportive fans of the pint-sized crime fighter.
The new trailer for ” Constantine ” is chock full of demons, dark hallways, blood, and bugs — and that’s just scratching the surface of the horrors awaiting audiences of the NBC series Matt Ryan stars as the titular character, a demon hunter with a major chip on his shoulder. As he says in the clip, “I’m a nasty piece of work,” and it’s not hard to see why. Constantine spends most of the trailer battling demons both real and internal, while also trying to protect others from their encroachment.
At the ” Sin City: A Dame to Kill For ” panel over the weekend, co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller noted that it was almost ten years to the day since the last time they were presenting “Sin City” footage at Comic-Con . (Yes, it’s been that long since the first movie.) Thankfully, the wait for rainy, neo-noir crime shenanigans is almost up, as the highly anticipated sequel opens at the end of August, and just in case you were hankering for a real deal look at all the sex and violence the sequel has to offer, here’s a red band clip from the movie to really get your motor running. What’s great about this clip is that it compares some of the actors and set pieces to their comic book counterparts (where appropriate — this sequel has some new sections crafted specifically for this movie) and shows you just how faithful Rodriguez has been to Miller’s original cult comic book. We got to see some more footage from the movie at the panel (more on that soon) and we can say that this is going to be a wonderful return to the crime-plagued original film, with even more fun thanks to the movie being in eye-popping 3D.
We’ve seen a slew of high-concept teases like President Snow’s address to Panem and super cool living portraits of Peeta and Johanna , but now it’s time to feast our eyes on what we’ve all been waiting for. ” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I ” teaser trailer has arrived. The clip made its Comic-Con debut on Friday and we got a first look and wrote up a few details already so you could get in-the-know early, but now you can join in the “Hunger Games” fun and see it for yourself. Prepare to watch our dear Katniss Everdeen become the face of the rebellion against the Capitol and lead the districts of Panem to their fate. Yes, we do get a look at our heroine here, as she accepts her position as the leader of the uprising.
” Hot Tub Time Machine ” was an unlikely hit when it debuted back in 2010, with the quirky, R-rated comedy hitting the sweet spot between “totally ridiculous” and “totally hilarious.” Now, the gang is back for another dip in the titular time-traveling device, only this time they deliberately want to change the past — but wind up in the future instead. Finally, the follow-up has a red band trailer, and buddies Rob Corddry , Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke are all reprising their roles from the original. (John Cusack is sitting this one out.) The sequel finds Corddry’s character, Lou (last seen in the first flick as a gazillionaire thanks to his stealing the idea for Google), in trouble and needing his friends to bail him out. But much like in the original, things don’t exactly go as planned
Feeling a bit chilled this morning? This’ll help. The first full-length trailer of ” Fifty Shades of Grey ” was released today, and it’s all sorts of suspenseful sexiness . Starring Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson , the much-anticipated movie (based on the best-selling novel) follows the life of Anastasia Steele, which changes forever when she meets the handsome, tortured billionaire Christian Grey.