Riddick in IMAX theatres September 6

Universal Pictures releases the next chapter in the Riddick saga, produced by One Race Productions and Radar Pictures. Vin Diesel returns as the titular anti-hero. The supporting cast includes Karl Urban (STAR TREK), Katee Sackhoff (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA), Nolan Gerard Funk, Dave Bautista, and Noah Danby.
David Twohy is back in the director’s chair, working from a script co-written with Oliver Butcher & Stephen Cornwell, based on characters created by Jim and Ken Wheat.
Rated R.
Theatrical Release: September 6, 2013

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World War Z: Trailer 2

If you are starting to feel as if WORLD WAR Z has been advertised for ever, you are not far wrong. Trailers first started to appear last year in anticipation of a December 2012 release, which was then delayed for six months to allow for extensive re-shoots that involved scrapping much of the original movie in favor of a new approach.
The film had been in development a long time before going in front of the cameras; nevertheless, the green light apparently came before all the story issues had been ironed out. J. Michael Straczynski’s first draft reportedly stuck close to the novel by Max Brooks, which presents its story as an oral history of the zombie war; later versions moved the film toward a more traditional blockbuster action approach.
After a studio screening of the director’s cut, a consensus quickly emerged that the ending did not work. Screenwriter Damon Lindelof was called in to revamp the conclusion – a process that involved radically revising the movie, as he explained in a Vanity Fair interview:

“I said to them, There are two roads to go down here,” says Lindelof. “Is there material that can be written to make that stuff work better? To have it make sense? To have it have emotional stakes? And plot logic and all that? And Road Two, which I think is the long-shot road, is that everything changes after Brad leaves Israel.” That meant throwing out the entire Russian battle scene—or about 12 minutes of footage—and crafting a new ending. “I didn’t think anyone was going to say, ‘Let’s throw it out and try something else,’ ” Lindelof recalls. “So when I gave them those two roads and they sounded more interested in Road B”—which meant shooting an additional 30 to 40 minutes of the movie—“I was like, ‘To be honest with you, good luck selling that to Paramount.’ ”


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Despicable Me 2: three trailers

Universal Pictures releases this sequel to Illumination Entertainments 2010 hit. The new 3D, computer-animated comedy follows the further adventures of reformed villain Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) as he is recruited to the anti-villain league, where his past experience will prove invaluable at stopping a new super-villain.
Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud directed from a script by Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul. Voices include Ken Jeong Kristen Wiig, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Moises Arias, Benjamin Bratt, and Steve Coogan.
Rating: PG
Running Time: 98 minutes
Release Date: July 3, 2013

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The Conjuring trailers

New Line Cinema releases this year’s second horror film from director James Wan (INSIDIOUS 2). The script by Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes is based on an allegedly true story that predates THE AMITYVILLE HORROR. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star as married paranormal investigators, who confront a demonic entity in a farm house. The supporting cast includes Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor.
Running time: 112 minutes.
Theatrical Release: July 19, 2013 (premieres at the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 21).

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Pacific Rim trailers 1 & 2

It’s been too long since Guillermo Del Toro (HELLBOYS) directed a movie, thanks to the back-to-back disappointments of THE HOBBIT and AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS. Fortunately, he’s back with what looks like his most spectacular achievement ever – a big-budget action spectacular, set in a future time when humanity is threatened by monsters from the deep – i.e., gargantuan alien beings that have emerged through a dimensional portal deep in the ocean (sounds a bit like Lovecraft’s Old Ones, doesn’t it?). The only way to stop the monsters is not with rockets and cannons, but with equally oversized robots – so big, in fact, that it takes too humans to pilot the machines.
Judging from the trailers, the action is spectacular, and so are the special effects (raising hopes for the upcoming GODZILLA reboot, which is also being produced by Legendary Films).
Del Toro directed from a script co-written with Travis Beacham. Warner Brothers opens the PG-13  film on July 12, 2013.

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – new trailer

The internet is abuzz thanks to the release of the new trailer for THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, the second installment in Peter Jackson’s prequel trilogy to THE LORD OF THE RINGS. Fans, understandably disappointed with THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY, are picking the trailer over, looking for signs of hope: it’s loaded with action, suggesting that the excitement factor will be multiplied, now that the exposition-heavy first installment is out of the way. Legolas (Orlando Bloom) is back, and you actually see more of Smaug the Dragon in this trailer than you did in the previous feature film – a rather intimidating, reptilian head with glowing eyes, snaking around a corner as Bilbo searches for cover.
The imagery is beautiful, but there is a distinctly CGI texture, as if we were watching a really good videogame. The shot of Bilbo hiding in a tree (at 1:10) is a bit too transparent in its use of computer-generated imagery; the setting the the giant spider glimpsed in the background are great, but the Hobbit looks like a cartoon.
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG will undoubtedly be another huge success, but if the dragon is dispatched by the conclusion, the third installment risks being a bit anticlimactic.

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Hatchet III in theatres and on VOD June 14

Dark Sky Films gives limited theatrical exposure, concurrent with a Video on Demand, to this sequel from Ariescope. Adam Green, creator of the franchise, is back as writer-producer, but this time he has handed the directorial reigns over to BJ McDonell. The cast includes Danielle Harris (HALLOWEEN 4 and 5) as Marybeth and Kane Hodder (Jason in FRIDAY THE 13TH VII, etc) as Victor Crowley, along with Zach Galligan (GREMLINS), Caroline Williams (THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2), and Derek Mears (Jason in the remake of FRIDAY THE 13TH).
HATCHET III makes its premiere in Hollywood at the Egyptian Theatre on June 11, with cast and crew in attendance. Theatrical engagements being on June 14 in New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Columbus, and Kansas City.

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This Is The End opens June 12

Columbia Pictures releases this apocalyptic comedy from Sony Pictures Entertainment. The second trailer tones down the R-rated frat-boy antics of the Red Band trailer, suggesting that THIS IS THE END might appeal to a wider audience.
Written and directed by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen.
Cast: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Rihanna, Paul Rudd.
Rated R. 107 minutes.
Theatrical Release: June 14, 2013.

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Man of Steel: Trailer #5

There is nothing wrong with your television set – or you computer, iPod, laptop, whatever. The is fifth trailer from MAN OF STEEL, and it is supposed to look like an interrupted transmission.
Warner Brothers releases the PG-13 science-fiction film on June 14. Producer: Christopher Nolan. Director: Zack Snyder. Writer: David S. Goyer. Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff, Christopher Meloni.
Watch a larger version of the video below, or click through the YouTube link.

Man of Steel: Trailer #4

The fourth trailer from MAN OF STEEL. Warner Brothers releases the PG-13 science-fiction film on June 14. Producer: Christopher Nolan. Director: Zack Snyder. Writer: David S. Goyer. Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff, Christopher Meloni.