Every so often there’s a joke that goes around the City of Films office involving me and Lego. I’d show you the X-ray but this is a family site. I’ll wait for that to sink in…there you go.
I’m kidding, it has to do with my fondness for Lego themed video games (hey, it says ages 10 and UP people!). First I’ll probably need to come out and admit that…I am not a gamer. In fact, I’ve gone my entire life without owning a console of any sort (I do have a Nintendo DS now, does that count?). My girlfriend does own several consoles however and we got into playing Lego Star Wars together and found it to be a ridiculous amount of fun, mostly because you don’t have to be very good to play it.
Both Graham and Ryan play more games than I do, not that it’s hard to, and every so often they’ll have conversations about what games they’re playing now and I’ll be awkwardly silent before piping in with “have they made a Lego version?” They laugh at me.
Well you know what they’ve made a Lego version of now fellas?? A MOVIE! That’s right, and you can check out the first trailer for The Lego Movie, as well as my thoughts on it, after the jump!
You may have heard of the new series Ray Donovan coming to Showtime. The series is described as the story of Ray Donovan, a professional “fixer” for LA’s most wealthy. He can fix others problems, but not those of his own family. I don’t really know what that means, but the trailer provides some compelling scenes that are a bit reminiscent of a certain dysfunctional Sopranos family.
If the trailer happened to whet your appetite, you are in luck! Showtime has made the pilot episode available for streaming on YouTube. Ray Donovan stars Liev Shreiber as our protagonist along side Jon Voight playing the part of his father.
The series premieres on June 30th, but we have the pilot below after the jump!
Here is the new trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, or rather as I said out loud during the trailer “oh hey it’s Baxter!”. Truth be told: I laughed once in the trailer, and that was at the racism. I don’t think Veronica Corningstone is around this time around (she is seen once in the trailer I counted) as Ron is dating a new lovely lady. Brick is as slow as ever, and that’s a good thing. These could all be good things, it’s hard to tell if they will recapture the funny in the sequel. What do you think reader?
The film stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, David Koechner, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Meagan Good, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison Ford.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens on December 20th.
With the 70′s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), returns to the news desk in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.” Also back for more are Ron’s co-anchor and wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), weather man Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) – All of whom won’t make it easy to stay classy…while taking New York’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.
We last left you with some sad news about the Dumb and Dumber sequel; it had been dropped by Warner Bros. with Bobby and Peter Farrelly looking for others to pick up the movie. Well good news today, Red Granite will be backing the film as well as handling international distribution, and that Universal Pictures has stepped in as a domestic distributor.
The long awaited sequel to the 1994 hit comedy can now get moving. That will be 20 years next year by the way, feel old yet?
Here’s what Peter Farrelly had to Tweet earlier today:
Carrey and Daniels have agreed to reunite for the sequel and The Farrelly’s will also return to the directors’ chair(s). The movie would center on the pair once again hitting the road in order to find Harry’s illegitimate daughter for a kidney transplant.
We’re going to talk about Prometheus, but first lets talk about Ridley Scott. In the beginning of his career he crafted two of the most influential science fiction films of all time, Alien and Blade Runner. Everything about those movies continues to influence filmmakers to this day. They were masterworks of the genre and yet…it would be 30 years before he returned to science fiction.
I ramble on for some time in this fashion, so we’ve supplied a link below with which you can continue reading. Wow! What convenience!
Science Fiction has always played a pivotal role in cinema. It is a means by which we can look into the future and speculate as to what “could be”. Our only limit is our imaginations, and our imaginations provide an infinite number of possibilities. With that being said there have been some incredible films that allow us to look forward and wonder, “what if?”. Whether it is the existence of extra terrestrials or humankind’s self destructive nature – these possibilities are fascinating.
While it is easy to point to the Star Wars and Star Trek franchises because they are so iconic, we decided that would be too easy. Below are our favorite Science Fiction films that do not begin with the word “Star”. Did we miss something? Share your favorite with us on Facebook, Twitter, or in the comments below!
Paramount has sent over a new clip from the movie World War Z. The film stars Brad Pitt as a United Nations employee who is in a race to stop a growing zombie pandemic that threatens to put an end to humanity. The film also stars Mireille Enos, James Badge Dale, David Morse, and Daniella Kertesz. World War Z opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on Friday.
Watch the clip below Via Paramount:
Here is the first trailer for director Martin Scorsese’s upcoming drama The Wolf of Wall Street based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort. The great looking film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a hard-partying, drug-addicted stockbroker who was indicted in 1998 for security fraud and money laundering and served a 22-month federal prison stretch. It looks like one big party in the trailer, just check out Jonah Hill’s teeth – out of control!
The film also stars Kyle Chandler, Matthew McConaughey, Jean Dujardin, Margot Robbie, Jon Bernthal, and Rob Reiner.
The Wolf of Wall Street opens on November 15th, watch the trailer below:
Robert De Niro as an American war veteran. John Travolta as a Serbian war veteran with a funny beard. Both alone in the woods as they try to kill each other and settle old scores. Sold, or so you’d think. This trailer for Killing Season unfortunately doesn’t do much to sell the film. In fact if it weren’t for the cast, I’d be convinced that this was a direct-to-DVD affair. It doesn’t really offer up much reason as to why these actors even signed on. Who knows though, this could end up being a fun flick. Oh who am I kidding, it won’t.
Check out the trailer for yourself after the jump!
A second trailer for Elysium has been released and I just have to say…WOW! This film is looking fantastic so far. Neill Blomkamp’s first film, District 9, was one of the more original science fiction films to come around in years and Elysium is looking like it’s going to blow it out of the water. This trailer successfully sells something epic, intelligent, and most of all…something that looks like a heck of a lot of fun.