In the last trailer, Kellan Lutz uttered a couple of lines if that. Keeping in line with the studio’s marketing strategy, the focus is on Lutz’s physical assets and the talking left to a minimum in the new clip. He’s wielding a sword, mud wrestling with another buff guy and flexing his muscles in every scene, but only a couple of one-liners. I’m starting to think Lutz ends up speaking less in this clip than Marlee Matlin did in her Oscar-winning performance in Children of Lesser God.
Oh, and as a side note, it appears the title of the movie has changed again. It’s now The Legend of Hercules, instead of Hercules: The Legend Begins and Hercules 3D before that.
In the epic origin story THE LEGEND OF HERCULES, Kellan Lutz stars as the mythical Greek hero — the son of Zeus, a half-god, half-man blessed with extraordinary strength. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules must use his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Through harrowing battles and gladiator-arena death matches, Hercules embarks on a legendary odyssey to overthrow the King and restore peace to the land.
Opening Jan. 10, 2014, The Legend of Hercules also stars Gaia Weiss, Scott Adkins, Liam Garrigan and Spartacus: War of the Damned star Liam McIntyre. Check out the latest piece of Kellan eye candy below.
Because of my weekly dose of Scott Foley on Scandal, I almost forgot about Scott Speedman. Thanks to a new movie trailer, I’m reminded of how much I used to crush on him back in the day. Both guys have aged quite nicely, but who to choose? Now I know why Felicity felt so tortured. Ben or Noel? Noel or Ben? Talk about Sophie’s Choice.
In Barefoot, the 38-year-old plays the “black sheep” son of a wealthy family. When he meets a young psychiatric patient who’s been raised in isolation her entire life, an unusual romance begins. Evan Rachel Wood plays his love interest. The film has that I’ve seen this before vibe, but with extremely likable leads, I’m intrigued. Check out the trailer after reading why Scott was attracted to the film.
“For me, it was the character more than anything, because I haven’t gotten to play a lot of characters like this,” Scott tells Entertainment Weekly . “As soon as I read it, I knew I could play it. [My character] is kind of a jerk and we didn’t shy away from that, so it’s not an easy match, between her being a mental patient and me being a pretty committed jerk, but in the script, it works really well and played out really well.”
Is it me or are all of Tom Cruise’s movies lately starting to look the same. His last two, Jack Reacher and Oblivion, I keep interchanging all the time. At least in his latest, his character’s first name isn’t Jack like his previous two flicks.
Also going for Edge of Tomorrow is the fact it comes from the amazing Doug Liman (Go, The Bourne Identity and Mr. & Mrs. Smith) and co-stars the insanely talented Emily Blunt. However, it’s a little odd seeing Blunt armed and dangerous and not salmon fishing in Yemen or clacking behind Meryl Streep at Runway magazine ;)
Check out the first trailer for Edge of Tomorrow below. The sci-fi film hits theaters on June 6, 2014.
The movie 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. Lt. Col. Bill 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.
Just what the world needs. Another Godzilla film. Perhaps I’m bitter because I wasted two hours of my life watching Roland Emmerich’s 1998 hot mess. Godzilla was supposed to kick off a trilogy for the studio, but due to negative response and lack of enthusiasm, plans for a sequel were shelved. Fast forward to 2014 when another American studio attempts to reboot Japan’s iconic monster for North American audiences.
While I wasn’t a fan of Emmerich’s version, I have to say, director Gareth Edwards‘ first teaser trailer has me intrigued. Not much in terms of plot is revealed, but the action shots and dramatic glimpses had me in suspense. To boot, the film boasts an impressive cast which includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar winner Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, Oscar® nominee David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. Check out the first teaser below. Godzilla 2014 opens next year in May.
From the creative minds of Lana and Andy Wachowski comes another big budget sci-fi film. Will it match the success of The Matrix trilogy? Based on first impression, it definitely has potential with its stunning visuals and even more stunning cast.
Mila Kunis plays earth-born princess Jupiter Jones. Playing her intergalactic knight in shining armor is former “Sexiest Man Alive” Channing Tatum. Originally, Caine (Tatum) was sent from another world to eliminate her, but ends up protecting her instead. Expect lots of kissy kissy in between all the action.
Douglas Booth, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean and James D’Arcy round out the cast. Jupiter Ascending hits theaters on July 25, 2014. Check out the trailer below, after reading the official movie synopsis.
“Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along – her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.”
Much to the chagrin of contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders, 40-year-old school dropout Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman) finds himself competing against kids in a national spelling bee due to a loophole. In the midst of annihilating his competition, he forges an unlikely friendship with a 10-year-old boy named Chaitanya Chopra (Rohan Chand). The premise allows plenty of opportunity for politically inappropriate jokes, boundary pushing humor and overall crude situations. In other words… my kind of movie.
The subversive black comedy first premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. It marks the directorial debut of Bateman. Reception was positive enough that Focus Features picked it up for $7 million. Bad Words will hit theaters in limited release on March 21, 2014. Allison Janney, Phillip Baker Hall, and Kathryn Hahn round out the cast. Check out the newly-released red band trailer below.
Didn’t get to the theater as much as you would’ve liked to? Problem solved. Simply watch the following supercut featuring movie trailers from 2013 and it’ll feel like you spent the entire year munching on popcorn at your local cineplex.
The visual masterpiece was created by YouTube user The Sleepy Skunk who considers himself the Roger Corman of YouTube editors. His sensational video uses Jay-Z’s “Brooklyn Go Hard (Instrumental),” Swedish House Mafia’s “Save The World (Knife Party Remix),” and composer François Paul Aïche’s piece from The Fifth Estate as the soundtrack to the supercut. Check it out below.
Typically a January release date signals a lack of confidence from the movie studio. After watching the first trailer for Reasonable Doubt, I think it has the potential to be a small sleeper hit. Hopefully, all the surprising twists and turns in this game of cat and mouse weren’t all revealed in the clip.
Up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden (Dominic Cooper) commits a fatal hit-and-run and feels compelled to throw the case against the accused criminal found with the body and blamed for the crime. Following the trial, Mitch’s worst fears come true when he realizes that he acquitted a guilty man, and he soon finds himself on the hunt for the killer before more victims pile up.
Reasonable Doubt lands in theaters January 17 and also stars Gloria Reuben and Samuel L. Jackson. Check out the trailer below.