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Robots prove more than a match for mankind in Steven Gomez’s debut feature ‘Kill Command’

Posted in Film, Trailers
By Martin Roberts on 26 Feb 2016



The first trailer has emerged for Kill Command by first-time director Steven Gomez, who’s debut film seemed to bear some similarities to Gareth Edwards’ Monsters from a few years back. As it happens, the two directors are good friends.

Kill Command is set in the near future, in a technology-reliant society. Against this backdrop, an elite army unit is sent to a remote island training facility. What starts out as a simple training exercise for Captain Bukes (Thure Lindhardt) and his squad descends into a terrifying battle to the death, as the marines discover the island is overrun by an enemy that transcends the human concept of evil.

The film, which also stars Vanessa Kirby (Everest, Jupiter Ascending), will be out in UK cinemas in May, and looks like a fun twist on AI-themed thrillers, with a bit of Predator thrown in for good measure.

J.J. Abrams’ cult favourite ‘Cloverfield’ gets a surprise follow-up with the Dan Trachtenberg-directed ’10 Cloverfield Lane’

Posted in Film, Previews, Trailers
By Sam Bathe on 15 Jan 2016




Described by producer J.J. Abrmas as a “blood relative” to 2008 monster movie, Cloverfield, 10 Cloverfield Lane is a cramped thriller about a woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) who comes to trapped in an underground cellar. Fearing she has been abducted by a survivalist (John Goodman) who tells her a chemical attack has left the outside world uninhabitable, she decides she must escape whatever dangers she may face outside. Mirroring the release of the original Cloverfield teaser ahead of Transformers, 10 Cloverfield Lane was debuted in front of the latest Michael Bay project, 13 Hours. It was the long overdue public announcement of a previously secret Bad Robot project, codenamed Valencia. The original pitch and script was written Josh Campbell and Matthew Stuecken, with Whiplash‘s Damien Chazelle brought in for re-writes, presumably to make it a bit more Cloverfield-y, while Dan Trachtenberg (of The Totally Rad Show) directs. 10 Cloverfield Lane hits theatres March 11th.

Dory goes on her own adventure as Pixar return to the open sea for long-awaited sequel ‘Finding Dory’

Posted in Film, Previews, Trailers
By Sam Bathe on 11 Nov 2015



More than a decade on from the original release, Pixar is returning to the open seas for Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory. With Andrew Stanton back on board after the John Carter experiment, this time directing alongside Angus MacLane, the film is set six months after the events of Finding Nemo. Finding Dory follows the amnesiac blue fish as she finally recalls some of her childhood memeories, kickstarting an adventure to Monterey, California, with Marlin and Nemo in tow, no doubt meeting a number of colourful characters along the way. Finding Dory hits theaters 17th June 2016.

Director Adam McKay takes on more serious subject matter with financial drama ‘The Big Short’

Posted in Film, Previews, Trailers
By Sam Bathe on 23 Sep 2015




The first drama from long-time comedy director Adam McKay (Anchorman, Step Brothers) and based on a true story and the best-selling book by Michael Lewis (Moneyball, The Blind Side), The Big Short follows an all-star cast take a bet against the banks in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. Starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Brad Pitt and Ryan Gosling, the foursome look to profit from the bursting of the housing and credit bubble, navigating the dark underbelly of the banking industry for their own personal gain. The Big Short hits theatres December 11th, with eyes eager to see how McKay handles the more serious subject matter, and Gosling that bronze.

Pixar is ready to pull on your heartstrings again with a prehistoric friendship in ‘The Good Dinosaur’

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By Sam Bathe on 22 Jul 2015




Riding high on the critical and commercial success of Inside Out, Pixar have released the first full trailer for their second movie of 2015, The Good Dinosaur. Imaging a world where the asteroid missed Earth, when a young Apatosaurus named Arlo becomes separated from his family, he makes an unlikely human friend as they traverse the harsh and mysterious landscape hand-in-hand. While the overbearing music almost overshadows the trailer, the teaser features almost no dialogue, a bold move that is said to be a trait of the movie, with the almost photo-realistic backdrops apparently modeled on real locations around the world. Directed by Peter Sohn (Partly Cloudy) and with a vocal cast that includes Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn, Anna Paquin and Frances McDormand, The Good Dinosaur hits theatres November 25th.

Everything’s coming to a head in the second trailer for Zach Snyder’s superhero epic ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

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By Sam Bathe on 12 Jul 2015






The talk of this year’s San Diego Comic Con, the second trailer for Zach Snyder’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sees motives tested amid an almighty storm that’s coming to our planet. As Bruce Wayne starts to revolt against Superman’s self-appointed duties and Lex Luthor also waiting in the wings, Batman v Superman will also debut Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Ezra Miller as The Flash. The first big step in Warner Bros. and DC’s plan to create a film network to rival Marvel’s interconnected universe, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theatres March 25th 2016.

Michael Fassbender shows he was worth the wait in Danny Boyle’s eponymous biopic ‘Steve Jobs’

Posted in Film, Previews, Trailers
By Sam Bathe on 1 Jul 2015




One of the most fascinating Hollywood tussles to be exposed by last year’s Sony hack, it’s a minor miracle the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic is even going to make it to the screen. Changing stars and directors by the week, after Sony put the project in turnaround it was acquired by Universal, with Danny Boyle confirmed to direct and Michael Fassbender to star. Based on Walter Isaacson’s eponymous biography, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels and Michael Stuhlbarg are also cast, with the film set backstage at three iconic product launches. Steve Jobs hits theaters October 9th.

Matt Damon is abandoned on Mars in Ridley Scott’s deep space sci-fi thriller ‘The Martian’

Posted in Film, Previews, Trailers
By Sam Bathe on 8 Jun 2015




Based on Andy Weir’s best-selling novel of the same name, Ridley Scott’s The Martian follows astronaut Mark Watney (Damon), assumed dead and abandoned on Mars after a massive storm hits NASA’s deep space team. With their temporary base only intended for a month’s habitation, Watney is forced to make the most of his supplies and find a new way to contact his crew, or wait four years for NASA to send a new rescue team. Co-starring Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Jeff Daniels, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Donald Glover, Mackenzie Davis, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, The Martian hits theatres September 30th in the UK and October 2nd in the States.

Tom Hanks is a lawyer fighting against the odds in Steven Spielberg’s cold war thriller ‘Bridge of Spies’

Posted in Film, Previews, Trailers
By Sam Bathe on 5 Jun 2015




Putting Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Coen Brothers on the same call sheet, Bridge of Spies is a cold war thriller about a Brooklyn lawyer (Hanks), sent to the Eastern Bloc to secure the release of a captured American pilot. Directed by Spielberg and written by the Coen brothers from Matt Charman’s initial script, Bridge of Spies looks like it’ll be part-courtroom drama, part-war time thriller, with Mark Rylance, Austin Stowell, Amy Ryan and Billy Magnussen also starring. Bridge of Spies will hit theatures October 16th.

Johnny Depp has got his mojo back in the trailer for Scott Cooper’s Whitey Bulger biopic ‘Black Mass’

Posted in Film, Previews, Trailers
By Sam Bathe on 19 May 2015



After stumble after stumble at the box office, Johnny Depp looks like he’s back on form at last. Channeling the sort of intensity we haven’t seen from him since Donnie Brasco, Depp plays notorious South Boston gangster, Whitey Bulger. Directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart), Black Mass follow’s Bulger’s extraordinary life as he goes from being one of the most violent criminals in Boston history to an FBI informant and his brother William Bulger being appointed to the Massachusetts State Senate. Also starring Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson, Kevin Bacon and Peter Sarsgaard, Black Mass will hit theatres September 18th.

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