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5:10 PM 6/18/2013 by Jeff Giles
There's really no getting around how ludicrous a Lego movie sounds, but Warner Bros. sure is giving it their best shot -- first they assembled a crack creative team, then they ponied up for a killer voice cast that includes Chris Pratt and Will Arnett, and now they've unleashed a trailer that actually makes this whole thing look like it might be fun.
4:54 PM 6/18/2013 by Jeff Giles
Over the decade-plus since Jurassic Park III stomped into theaters, executive producer Steven Spielberg has given an abundance of thought as to where the franchise should head next -- and although it's been a journey of many false starts, it appears that the next Park may finally be coming together.
4:28 PM 6/18/2013 by Jeff Giles
It's still nearly six months away from theaters, but Disney's Frozen is ramping up its promotional campaign with a first-look trailer that offers a solid glimpse of the movie without actually giving much of anything away. In fact, rather than showing anything to do with the movie's central plot -- which focuses on a young woman's (Kristen Bell) quest to find her sister (Idina Menzel), who's responsible for their kingdom's permanent winter -- this wordless two-minute clip focuses on two of the movie's non-human characters:
6:30 PM 6/17/2013 by Jeff Giles
We haven't seen a single frame from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 yet, but the execs at Sony must be feeling awfully confident about the future of its rebooted franchise: they've opened up spots on the release calendar for the next two sequels.
6:07 PM 6/17/2013 by Jeff Giles
It went from one of last year's most hotly anticipated releases to something of a critical disappointment, but Prometheus' $400 million gross all but guaranteed a sequel -- so although screenwriter Damon Lindelof has opted not to return, Fox is driving ahead with a follow-up, and it looks like they've found themselves a screenwriter.
8:26 PM 6/14/2013 by Jeff Giles
"Tell me, how do you make a superman?" asks singer/songwriter Bob Schneider in the opening line of his song "Flowerparts." He then proceeds to run off a list of the expected ingredients -- "Courage and a steady hand / Conviction and a damn good attitude / Spiritual and moral fortitude" -- before reversing course and reminding the listener of what really makes a man super:
6:14 PM 6/12/2013 by Jeff Giles
Warner Bros. taketh away, bumping 300: Rise of an Empire to next March from its original August release date, but they also giveth when they can -- and as proof, here's Rise of an Empire's first trailer, which gives epic action fans a taste of the swords and sandals they've been craving.
5:58 PM 6/12/2013 by Jeff Giles
It's one of those projects that's been loping along the development path for so long that we've always sort of assumed it wasn't ever really going to happen, but that Tomb Raider reboot just took another step toward the big screen.
5:59 PM 6/11/2013 by Jeff Giles
The countdown to the December 13 debut of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has begun in earnest, with the release of the first of what will surely be many teasers, trailers, and featurettes -- and yes, you get to see some dragon.
5:38 PM 6/11/2013 by Jeff Giles
Because knowing is half the battle, here's a little tidbit of advance knowledge concerning Paramount's third G.I. Joe movie: Director Jon M. Chu, who helmed the second installment in the franchise, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, will be coming back for more. The studio hasn't settled on a writer yet, but current reports suggest that four writers are in contention for the job, which will presumably be awarded soon.