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New IRON MAN 3 Poster & Teaser Trailer

Teasers for trailers appear to be a marketing trend that is sticking around, at least until studios figure out how to shoot ads directly into our brains. But when the latest short tease offers a glimpse at new Iron Man 3 footage, we’re not going to complain too much. Check it out below.

It’s all part of the campaign around the film’s Super Bowl TV spot, which will debut on Sunday during the game.

The Super Bowl has been a big market for short film trailers for several years now, and the studios spend millions buying ad time. This year, we can expect to see spots for Star Trek Into Darkness, The Lone Ranger, The Fast And The Furious 6, Oz The Great And Powerful and Oblivion. Plus World War Z will apparently have something during the pre-game segment. At this pint, we’d like to have seen a zombie half time show…

But back to Iron Man 3. In addition to the spot tease, Marvel has also put a new poster online, which shows that Tony Stark will really have a very, very bad day in the film.

P…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH in San Francisco

Win your tickets to see an advance screening for ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH! The screening is on February 9, 2013 - 11:00 AM @ AMC Metreon in San Francisco.


ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH is an upcoming 3D computer animated family film produced by Rainmaker Entertainment, and directed by Cal Brunker.


The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) is a national hero to the blue alien population. A master of daring rescues, Scorch pulls off astonishing feats with the quiet aid of his nerdy, by-the-rules brother, Gary (Rob Corddry), head of mission control at BASA. When BASA's no-nonsense chief Lena (Jessica Alba) informs the brothers of an SOS from a notoriously dangerous planet, Scorch rejects Gary's warnings and bounds off for yet another exciting mission. But when Scorch finds himself caught in a fiendish trap set by the evil Shanker (William Shatner), it's up to scrawny, risk-adverse Gary to do the real…

WORLD WAR Z Super Bowl Spot

WATCH THE EXCLUSIVE WORLD WAR Z BIG GAME SPOT Now.

IN THEATERS JUNE 21 2013.

The film was directed by Marc Forster and written by Matthew Michael Carnahan. It is based on the novel of the same name by Max Brooks. Brad Pitt stars as Gerry Lane, a worker at the United Nations, as he searches the globe for information that can stop the zombie outbreak that is bringing down nations.

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Duncan Jones To Direct Warcraft Film

Duncan Jones is taking on Legendary Pictures' adaptation of the popular video game universe.

Duncan Jones is making the jump to big-budget tentpole movies, signing on to direct Warcraft, Legendary Pictures’ live-action adaptation of Blizzard Entertainment’s video game universe.

Thomas Tull and Jon Jashni are producing for Legendary along with Blizzard and Atlas Entertainment’s Charles Roven and Alex Gartner.

Taking an almost kitchen-sink approach to fantasy, Warcraft, which has grown to be one of the most popular multiplayer online role-playing games out there, is part fantasy, part science fiction and — depending on the game you’re playing — includes elements such as dragons and orcs, zombies and werewolves, and aliens and spaceships. Legendary is keeping its script, written by Charles Leavitt, under wraps. The Warner Bros.-based production and finance outfit is eyeing a fall 2013 start and a 2015 release.

Jones’ producing partner, Stuart Fenegan, will executive produce while Chri…

Disney's Paperman Full Short Is Online

Despite the fact that it arrived in November across the pond, Disney’s latest ‘toon Wreck-It Ralph has had to cool its digital heels until the school holidays over here. But if you’ve heard good things about the short film Paperman that plays before Ralph, and you're itching to see it, you’re in luck: Disney has put it online, and you can see it below.

It might be part of the studio’s strategy now that John Kahrs’ film has been nominated in the Animated Short Oscar category, but it’s still great to have the film where more people can watch it, because Paperman is really something special. Kahrs and his team have blended computer and hand drawn animation for a beautiful little tale of boy-meets-girl that takes place in a '40s-style universe but looks like nothing you’ve seen before.

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Sam Worthington Joins For The Dogs

Sam Worthington will topline indie action-thriller "For the Dogs" with Phillip Noyce directing from a screenplay penned by Oren Moverman based on Paul Leyden's adaptation.

Anthony Rhulen and Navid McIlhargey will produce thourgh their FilmEngine Entertainment shingle. Worthington, John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz are also producing through their Full Clip Prods. banner along with Leyden.

Story, based on Kevin Wignall's novel of the same name, centers on a solitary assassin who agrees to help a bright college girl exact revenge on those who mercilessly murdered her parents and younger brother.

Worthington was most recently seen in "Wrath of the Titans" and "The Debt." Noyce's directing credits include "Salt," "Rabbit Proof Fence," "The Quiet American" and "Clear and Present Danger."

Moverman wrote and directed "Rampart" and "The Messenger." Leyden wrote the screenplay for "The Fa…

Jessica Chastain & Colin Farrell Join Miss Julie

The Oscar nominee will star opposite Colin Farrell in the film adaptation of Miss Julie from director Liv Ullmann, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Oliver Dungey and Teun Hilte are producing and Samantha Morton will co-star.

Miss Julie, written by Swedish playwright August Strindberg in 1888, takes place over a night in 1874 and tackles such topics as sexuality, class and gender.1

Chastain recently won the Golden Globe for her performance in Zero Dark Thirty, and she is up for an Academy Award for the role. She also can be seen onscreen in the successful horror film Mama. She is currently starring in The Heiress on Broadway. Farrell is filming A Winter’s Tale for Warner Bros. His other upcoming projects include Saving Mr. Banks opposite Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson, and Dead Man Down with Noomi Rapace.

Ullmann most recently directed Cate Blanchett and Joel Edgerton in a stage production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

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Evil Dead - Dare to Share Your Scare!

Sony’s digital team came up with something fun for EVIL DEAD where you can watch the red band trailer online while recording your reaction via webcam and share it with your friends on various social media platforms. Tons of people have been recording their reaction and posting it..even Perez Hilton himself! You can see the videos all over Youtube, they’re hilarious and so awesome.


To try it for yourself if you dare Click HERE-

Post your videos to SandwichJohnFilms Facebook page and let share it with the world.

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WARM BODIES Review. Refreshing & Hilarious Experience

WARM BODIES Review By: MattInRC
As you might have read, horror flicks aren't my thing - weighed down by canon and generally offering nothing of worth, characters in Possesion or Sinister merely exist long enough before succumbing to a death we've seen time and time before. The same goes with zombie films - I mean, how many different ways have we've seen a human perish under the grasp of a brain-eating corpse? But WARM BODIES is different, taking everything we know about the genre and turning it on its ear, delivering a refreshing and hilarious experience along the way.


At first, the life of zombie R (Nicholas Hoult, X-Men: First Class), seems pretty boring: he staggers around an abandoned airport, seemingly content to bump into other brain-eaters who assist him in hunting humans when the need to feed takes over. He can't remember his real name, nor anything else about his past, other than he might have been lazy and perhaps a perpetual flake. But something's dif…

BULLET TO THE HEAD Review. It's A Fun Ride

BULLET TO THE HEAD Review By: MattInRC
Closing out an amazingly productive January, BULLET TO THE HEAD is a typical but enjoyable 80's/90's action flick.


As we close out the month of January, one cannot help but remark upon the many quality releases that have graced what's usually a terrible month for films. Whether it was Gangster Squad, Broken City, or Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, January has provided us with a surprisingly diverse and enjoyable list of new releases. Among them is the Sylvester Stallone action flick Bullet to the Head, a brainless but enjoyable action flick that's his best in a long time.


Jimmy Bobo (Sylvester Stallone, Expendables series) is a former soldier turned hitman who's never known life outside of killing and jail time. When his partner (Jon Seda) is sliced up by the deadly hitman Keegan (Jason Momoa, Stargate: Atlantis), Bobo joins forces with Washington DC cop Sung Kwon (Sung Kang, 2 Fast 2 Furious) who's also looking for th…

IRON MAN 3 Possible Cameo. Deep Space Suit

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED SPOILER
Robert Downey Jr. said, via total film, for us not to expect Thor, Cap, Banner, and the rest of the gang to show up in IRON MAN 3.

But the guys over at Latino-Review scooped another exclusive.

“The whole Avengers thing was such a relief and such a confirmation of Kevin Feige’s vision for this all along,” “As Kevin has put it, the next step after that is to bring in someone like Shane Black and – without pretending that the Avengers don’t exist – find a way to go back to a kind of re-investigation of Tony’s world. “He thought it would be, one, fun for the audience and, two, would rock in a different way than The Avengers. But we can’t help it – everywhere you look now in every Marvel movie there are opportunities where certain new pals of his could be useful. So they’re in the atmosphere, so to speak, but I wouldn’t expect to see them on the ground in this one.”

Toy company Funko dropped pictures of their upcoming Pop! Vinyl figures for Iron Man 3. One of t…

The Muppets...Again Details

Ladies and gentlemuppets, the first extensive details on Muppets sequel The Muppets...Again! have been announced and it's all sounding pretty good to us. We already knew that Tina Fey, Ty Burrell and Ricky Gervais were among the cast - but now we know a little more about what they'll be doing.


According to the official synopsis, this film, "takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theatres in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine—the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit—and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais."

As we already knew, Tina Fey plays Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Modern Family's Ty Burrell is Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon (so he's Italian? Wait - German?). That's along…

Entourage Film Is Green Lighted

Aquaman star Vinnie Chase is back, baby. Warner Bros has tonight given the green light on a movie version of Entourage, the HBO series that ran from 2004-2011. That gives a reprise for the inside Hollywood exploits of the up and coming film star, his manager and agent, his under-appreciated TV actor brother and the childhood pal/driver who form his inner circle.

The film will be directed by series creator Doug Ellin, who wrote the screenplay and who exec produced the series with Mark Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson. Deals are starting to be made with Adrian Grenier, who played Chase, Kevin Connolly, who played his manager Eric “E” Murphy, Kevin Dillon, who played the actor’s brother Johnny Drama, Jerry Ferrara, who played their entrepreneurial driver Turtle, and Jeremy Piven, who played the show’s iconic type A talent agent Ari Gold. I’m sure Drama’s agent Lloyd (Rex Lee), E’s girl Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui), his management partner Scott (Scott Caan), and their quirky director collabor…

This Is 40 Coming To Blu-Ray March 22nd

From The Director Of Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin Comes The Newest, Laugh-out-Loud Comedy Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Melissa McCarthy, Jason Segel, Megan Fox, Albert Brooks and John Lithgow.

Coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack with Unrated Version, DVD, Digital Copy & UltraViolet™, on March 22, 2013.

A midlife milestone sends a long-married couple into an uproarious tailspin in This is 40, coming to Blu-ray™ Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on March 22, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. Audiences fell in love with contentiously loving couple Pete and Debbie in Judd Apatow’s comedy sensation Knocked Up. Five years later Apatow reunites with his hilarious creations as Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their roles as husband and wife balancing the challenges and rewards of marriage and parenthood with the milestone of turning 40.

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a hilarious unrated edition along with more than an hour of extended and additional scenes, backstag…

Julia Garner Has Joined Sin City 2

Julia Garner has joined the cast of Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, which is now filming in Austin at Rodriguez’s Troublemaker Studios. Garner, an up-and-comer whose credits include Martha Marcy May Marlene and The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, will play a young stripper opposite Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Johnny in the follow-up to 2005′s Sin City, adapted from Miller’s own graphic novel series.1

Also onboard for Dimension Films’ October 4, 2013 release are Josh Brolin, Ray Liotta, Jeremy Piven, Dennis Haysbert, and Juno Temple, while Sin City vets Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Michael Madsen, Rosario Dawson, Jamie King, and Clive Owen are returning. Garner made her feature debut in Sean Durkin’s Martha Marcy May Marlene and nabbed roles last year in Wallflower and Not Fade Away. She recently hit Park City with Jim Mickle's cannibal pic We Are What We Are, bought by eOne out of Sundance last week. Garner also stars as a young Mormon teenager in Rebecca…

Watch AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT Official Trailer & See It This Friday Theaters

A bad economy finds advertising exec Roberto (José Mota) suddenly jobless and unable to support or confide in his doting wife, played by Salma Hayek, in IFC's new film, AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT. When he finds himself coincidentally in the middle of a wild media storm, he plans to take advantage of the situation and turn his newfound fame into fortune—and he will stop at nothing to provide for his family, no matter the cost. This unforgettable social satire is the latest from beloved cult director Alex de la Iglesia.

Roberto (famed Spanish comic José Mota) once had a promising career in advertising. But now out of work during the economic downturn, he struggles to keep his family afloat and their dire situation a secret from his adoring wife Luisa (Salma Hayek). After yet another dead end interview, it seems like reality will come crashing down on Roberto – until a freak accident places him at the center of a wild media storm. Realizing his opportunity, Roberto hires a brazen agent …

KNIFE FIGHT - SundanceNOW Giveaway

Time for another giveaway. Thanks to SundanceNOW, we are able to give one lucky winner a chance to watch KNIFE FIGHT starring Rob Lowe, Carrie-Anne Moss, Eric McCormickJamie Chung, David Harbour and Julie Bowen from the comfort of their home before it hits theaters.


We had the chance to watch KNIFE FIGHT last month at a screening in Sacramento. Here is our review for the film.

All you have to do is leave a comment on Facebook why you should win this screening.

If a political candidate is personally flawed, but stands to make a positive difference in millions of lives, would you help him win? That question looms over the life of “true believer” Paul Turner (Rob Lowe), a savvy strategist sharply maneuvering politicians out of scandal and into public office. With the help of a bright young assistant (Jamie Chung) and a seedy operative (Richard Schiff), Turner spins every news cycle and a shrewd reporter (Julie Bowen) on behalf of his clients: a philandering Kentucky governor (Eric Mc…

Paul Giamatti Could Play "The Rhino" In The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Paul Giamatti is in talks to join The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as the villain known as The Rhino.

The duo would bolster an already impressive cast. Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are back as Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy, Jamie Foxx is portraying bad guy Electro, Shailene Woodley is Mary Jane Watson, and Dane DeHaan is Harry Osborne.

The Rhino first appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #41 in 1966 as a thug from a Soviet Bloc country who wore a superhuman suit that made him invulnerable while giving him superstrength and superspeed. It also had a deadly horn on top.

In more recent comics, he became a sympathetic figure who found himself allying with Spider-Man. The role is a dream part for Giamatti, who in the past has said The Rhino was one of his favorite characters when he was a boy.

“I thought Rhino was the greatest thing when I was a little kid,” he told ShowbizSpy in March 2011. “It was a guy who was basically in this rhinoceros outfit, and I always thought, ‘Why don’t they have The Rhino i…

CW Still Holding Out Hope For Wonder Woman Prequel Amazon

The CW still has hope for Wonder Woman prequel Amazon this pilot season.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that the project isn't completely off the table. The network, sources say, wasn't happy with the script and is awaiting a final version from writer Allan Heinberg (Grey's Anatomy). The CW, which already has picked up eight pilots this season (on par with last year), is still holding a slot open for Amazon, with the project still in contention for fall 2013-14, midseason or beyond.

The drama is described as an origin story about Wonder Woman's alter ego, Diana of Themyscira, and focuses on the character as a budding hero. The project had strong buzz going into pilot season, with the network already eyeing potential leads. Talking to reporters in January at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, CW president Mark Pedowitz said his development team was waiting to see the script and was "busy casting Diana."

"Hopefully the scrip…

No 3D Release For Star Wars Episode II Or III

Deadline is reporting that for now from Lucasfilm‘s promotional partners who are telling me the studio now owned by Disney wants to focus only on “rebooting the franchise” with three new Star Wars films. This surprising decision follows the underwhelming box office performance of Episode I: The Phantom Menace re-released in 3D in February 2012.

It debuted to only $23M domestically but maybe even more importantly hardcore fans felt it was yet another craven cash grab by George Lucas. Back in September 2010, Lucasfilm and then-distributor Fox announced that all 6 films in the Star Wars franchise would be converted to 3D. Episode II: Attack Of The Clones (first released on May 16, 2002) was to hit theaters in 3D on September 20th, 2013, while Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith (first released on May 19, 2005) was to play in 3D on October 11, 2013.

This news comes just days after Disney confirmed that J.J. Abrams will direct the new Star Wars: Episode VII scheduled to be released in 2015. I…

Seven Psychopaths DVD Mash-Up Trailer

Seven Psychopaths, releasing on DVD and Blu-ray this coming Tuesday, January 29th. In anticipation of its release, Sony Home Entertainment has launched a brand new trailer for the DVD that I think you and your readers will enjoy. Watch and discover how a failed screenwriter, a pair of dognappers, and a mafioso go to war over a Shih-tsu. Please take a look and let me know if this is something you may post on your site.

Seven Psychopaths is a 2012 British dark comedy film written, co-produced and directed by Martin McDonagh. The film has an ensemble dream cast that stars Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Tom Waits, and Christopher Walken. This marks the second collaboration between McDonagh and Farrell, following 2008's Indie hit In Bruges. Seven Psychopaths is the story of a struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu.

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Bradley Cooper On For Lance Armstrong Film

Pouring water over its head and puffing out its cheeks, JJ Abrams' Lance Armstrong movie is in hot pursuit of a certain other project the filmmaker has heading to the screen. Talking to ET, Abrams let slip that his Bad Robot studio is now in informal talks with Bradley Cooper about playing the lie-peddling peddler.

“[Cooper] sent me an email and we've been talking,” Abrams told ET. This won’t come as a big surprise to anyone who heard Cooper express his interest in the role earlier this month. “I think he's fascinating,” the actor told BBC News. “What a fascinating character.”

The film will be based on Cycle of Lies: The Fall Of Lance Armstrong, a book proposal by New York Times sportswriter Juliet Macur, who has followed the cyclist for ten murky years of triumph and transfusions. The story, which, as the title implies, is set firmly at the 'downfall' end of the story, was optioned by Bad Robot and Paramount in mid-January.

With the tenacious Macur providing t…

Bryan Singer Talks X-Men: Days Of Future Past

In the new issue of Empire magazine they spoke to Bryan Singer about the work he's doing on X-Men: Days Of Future Past, and he had a few tidbits to give us on what's in store for his prequel-sequel. "It's epic. I don't think people realise how big this movie's going to be. We get to bring both casts together."

But, Singer assures us, it's still going to be coherent. "We've cracked it in a way that it makes sense. I had a two-hour conversation with James Cameron about time travel, string theory, multiverses and all that. You have to create your rules and stick wtih them. That's why Terminator and Back To The Future work so well. And there are certain mechanisms in X-Men, certain powers, perceptions and characters, that make this possible."

Start speculating now on which powers and which characters he means by that! His answer might depend on how closely he's sticking to the original comic.

"It has a lot of aspects of the com…

Compliance DVD Review. It's An Underground Gem

Compliance DVD Review By: MattInRC
The disturbing Compliance seeks to prove that humans really are as stupid and gullible as we think.

On the surface, 2012's Compliance might seem like the perfect example of an independent film that should never have been made: no A-list Hollywood actors and an unknown director in Craig Zobel. In fact, so few people responded to Compliance that it was quietly pulled after making just $316,000 in just 21 theaters; but dig deeper and one realizes that its performance was in no way a slant as to its quality. Compliance is an underground gem, demonstrating the depths to which some people will blindly follow authority, all in the name of protecting the public good.


Set at an Ohio fast-food restaurant, the manager Sandra (Ann Dowd) and her employee Becky (Dreama Walker) don't like each other and fail to get along - it's a case of mutual needs meeting at a sharp point. During an especially busy day at the restaurant, Sandra receives a phone cal…

Win Tickets To An Advance Screening For BEAUTIFUL CREATURES in Sacramento

Win your tickets to see an advance screening for BEAUTIFUL CREATURES! The screening is on February 6, 2013 - 7:30 PM @ Century Stadium 14 In Sacramento.


BEAUTIFUL CREATURES is based upon the novel by the same name by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The film will be directed by Richard LaGravenese and will star Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons, Viola Davis, Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson and Alden Ehrenreich.


When newcomer Lena Duchannes arrives in the small town of Gatlin she quickly captures the attention of Ethan Wate, who only wants to escape what he views as a boring and dead end town, he quickly gets more excitement than he bargained for, as Lena possesses strange powers that has long kept her at a distance from others in her life. Lena and Ethan are drawn together, but their budding romance is threatened by the dangers posed by the Lena being a Caster and her family's Dark heritage, for upon her sixteenth birthday Lena must undergo the Claiming, a process that will decide her fate fo…