Top Gun 3D Re-Release Trailer Brings Back That Loving Feeling

Finally in 2013 we are getting a few classics that truly deserve the 3D and big screen re-release treatment, Top Gun and Jurassic Park are both high on my most anticipated list. A few years back I had the chance to see Top Gun on the big screen for the first time since 1986. It is a movie that commands the silver screen and deserves to be shown on the large IMAX format. Catch this for six days only starting Feb 8th-13th 2013, before its Blu-ray 3D release the following Tuesday. If you have any sort of love for Top Gun, do yourself a favor and seek it in the Cinema, it won’t disappoint. In the meantime check-out this beautifully constructed trailer that was set for release last year as evident by the 2012 icon, oddly this incarnation is increasingly rare to find and has been replaced with a generic trailer that is more a commercial for the Blu-ray. Enjoy and get your asses to theaters!


New Evil Dead Red Band Trailer – So Gory You’ll Blow Chunks

I had my reservations about the remake of this classic, but the more I see the more I’m willing to give it a chance. When I head Diablo Cody was writing on this I was sure it would be a dud, and I do see a little bit of Jennifer’s Body in here, but Cody stunned me with Young Adult. She tends to have great ideas that are badly executed. This doesn’t look so with this new red band trailer, which is chock full of gore and seems to find a good line between the fun of the original and updating a 30 year old low budget horror flick to the slickness of today’s standard. See Evil Dead in theaters April 12, 2013.

Watch The 1985 Soviet Russian Version Of The Hobbit – It’s Awesome!

Before Hollywood finally gave The Lord of the Rings the go ahead (aside from an animated version), the Soviets were ahead of the curve. In 1985 they created a version of The Hobbit behind the iron curtain. How is this possible? Well at the time, Soviet Russia didn’t care about American copyrights. The costumes are about the most awesome thing I’ve seen in awhile, not to mention the overacting and the sets. Ok, so this is the best worst movie before Troll 2. I think Peter Jackson could take some notes here, not only did they make only one movie instead of three, but it comes in at a scant (by today’s epic standard) hour and ten minutes. Right now there’s no subtitles (a work in progress is available here), but here’s a list of scenes so you can move through it and get a feel for how the major moments play out. Smaug is incredibly giggle inducing.

Gene Siskel Hates Silent Night, Deadly Night – Producer Ira Richard Barmak Responds

With the recent theatrical and DVD release of Silent Night, here’s an interesting look at the controversy over the original’s release.

In 1984 Silent Night, Deadly Night caused a stir amongst parents as the Santa killer wielding an axe adverts for the film aired on television. The ads were so controversial that they were pulled. Gene Siskel gave a horrible review for the horror flick, with Ebert cheering from the sidelines. Check out the At the Movies Silent Night, Deadly Night segment below as Siskel names off those responsible as if that will somehow shame them. Then, the next video is about the re-release of the original in 1985, one year later. During this Entertainment Tonight report producer Ira Richard Barmak watches the At the Movies segment and responds to Siskel and Ebert’s views. Check ’em out below.

Channing Tatum Goes to His High School Reunion in the ’10 Years’ Trailer

Channing Tatum is back in American Reunion 2! No wait, it’s 10 Years, a more serious look at love and high school reunions. Let’s be honest, when watching this at some point you expected some male stripping, or at least Steve Stifler to pop up. As with most Tatum movies he’s surrounded by other cast members and together they form an odd box office draw. Here we have Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Lynn Collins, Rosario Dawson, Kate Mara, Chris Pratt, Ari Graynor, Justin Long, Anthony Mackie, Ron Livingston, Aubrey Plaza, Oscar Isaac, Scott Porter, and Brian Geraghty. Join the reunion in theaters on September 14.

Jake is deeply in love with his girlfriend and ready to propose – until he runs into his high school flame for the first time in ten years. Jake’s friend Cully married his cheerleader girlfriend, and has been looking forward to the reunion so he can finally apologize to all the classmates he bullied in high school. However, after a few too many drinks, the jock-turned-family man ends up reverting back to his old ways instead. Meanwhile, longtime rivals Marty and A.J spend the night still trying to one-up each other to impress the coolest girl in class, who now has a secret. The famous one of the group, Reeves, is now well-known musician, but is still too shy to talk to the high school crush who inspired his one hit wonder.

HOT TRAILER: Not in His Town! Arnold Schwarzenegger in ‘The Last Stand’

This may not be the greatest Schwarzenegger vehicle ever, but the man is back in The Last Stand! This trailer is just in time for The Expendables 2, which it will be featured on. Talk about pin pointing your perfect audience.

I can’t wait for the Arnold one-liners and just to get back to some basic action flicks makes me feel like going to the theaters more often. Seeing that name and knowing it’s not just a cameo feels right. Wish the guy never got into politics, imagine what movies we could have gotten. Also he wouldn’t have let himself go so much. Regardless I’m a Schwarzenegger fan (if you couldn’t tell) and definitely catching this one in theaters on January 18, 2013.

After leaving his LAPD narcotics post following a bungled operation that left him wracked with remorse and regret, Sheriff Ray Owens (Schwarzenegger) moved out of Los Angeles and settled into a life fighting what little crime takes place in sleepy border town Sommerton Junction. But that peaceful existence is shattered when Gabriel Cortez (Eduardo Noriega), the most notorious, wanted drug kingpin in the western hemisphere, makes a deadly yet spectacular escape from an FBI prisoner convoy. With the help of a fierce band of lawless mercenaries led by the icy Burrell (Peter Stormare), Cortez begins racing towards the US-Mexico border at 250 mph in a specially-outfitted Corvette ZR1 with a hostage in tow.

HOT TRAILER: Universal Soldier 4: Day of Reckoning – Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren and Scott Adkins Kick Some Ass!

Director/writer John Hymas (son of famed director Peter Hyams) has really taken over the Universal Soldier franchise with his second run in the director’s chair with this action brand (his first was the third installment Universal Soldier: Regeneration). Again Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren are returning, this time with Scott Adkins. The timing of the release of this trailer is no accident as all three are in The Expendables 2, which is set to release this Friday, August 17.

In Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, surviving Unisols Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme) and Andrew Scott (Dolph Lundgren) must battle anarchy and build a new order ruled by Unisols without government oversight. They are weeding out the weak and constantly testing their strongest warriors in brutal, life-and-death combat. Luc has emerged operating the Unisol Church of Eventualism, a self-help organization that takes in wayward Unisols whom the government has been secretly operating as remote-controlled sleeper agents. His mission is to liberate these Unisols from the implanted memories and the lies the government has inserted in them.

It looks like Adkins is playing one of these sleeper agents, and must travel to find Deveraux in order to discover why they did this to him. If you remember a while back we posted some odd pictures of JCVD from the set (also check out these pics), and now we know why he looked like part of the Insane Clown Posse. Deveraux is running a cult, and dressed the part.

The action looks great, this reminds me of straight to video 90’s fare, and Adkins has a great fan base for these types of flicks so his inclusion was smart. The fights also look cool, Adkins matches up against Dolph and Van Damme at what looks like separate points in the film. Lundgren gets an “and” in his title, so I imagine he’s only making a small appearance here, which is unfortunate but I’m sure he steals a scene or two as always.

Curiously the film is the first in the series to be shot and released in 3D. Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning will be available on Video On Demand October 25, 2012 and then in a limited theatrical run on November 30, 2012.

Watch Joe Carnahan’s ‘Daredevil’ Pitch to Fox, Now Disney/Marvel Will Take Back the Rights

I’m not going to discuss this too much, as I think the videos below speak for themselves. I’m very intrigued by director Joe Carnahan’s ideas for the Daredevil reboot, and I understand Fox wanted to reboot Fantastic Four first, as it’s more of a family comic book movie. But after seeing this pitch I really want to watch this version of Daredevil. The 70’s crime scene is great, I like the grittiness and the energy of the cuts and music. I’m not so sure Disney would want to make this version though, which is worrisome as Fox is letting the rights expire and move back to Disney/Marvel. This just doesn’t fit in with the rest of the Marvel brand as it stands now. Isn’t just like Hollywood to find something that works and then beat it to death. Family friendly super-hero movies are great, but look at what the last Batman movie is taking away from the box office. Hollywood, don’t put all your eggs in one basket, it’s gonna back-fire on you.

Check out the pitch videos below, they’re essentially a bunch of flicks, including the Ben Affleck Daredevil, with some voice over you’ll recognize (stollen from another flick) intercut with some Daredevil comic panels. The strange thing is, it gets the point across so easily of what Carnahan’s vision is. There’s an NC-17 one first, then a cut down PG-13 version below.

FUN VIDEO: Joss Whedon Wants to Stop Mike Birbiglia’s ‘Sleepwalk With Me’ From Overtaking ‘The Avegners’ at the Box Office

This is obviously a goof, but it’s one of the reasons I love Joss Whedon so much. Earlier he mentioned that he hoped The Dark Knight Rises does well in theaters and that fans don’t turn the rivalry between their love of the Marvel characters and the DC characters into a full out war.

There’s room for any movie as long as it’s a good one (or bad one). It’s one of the reason’s I’m also a fan of Tarantino, even though I don’t think the majority of his films are very good. Kevin Smith also comes to mind on this.

The magic is that they are all fans themselves. First and foremost, they enjoy the art of storytelling not just in doing, but in consuming. If you haven’t seen the trailer to Sleepwalk With Me check it out below Whedon’s video.

Sleepwalk With Me is in select theaters August 24, 2012.

Rock of Ages: Feature Trailer

Feature trailer for Rock of Ages courtesy of Apple.

Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.

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All Things Fall Apart: Feature Trailer

Feature trailer for All Things Fall Apart.

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is a college running back with a fierce combination of blazing speed and stunning power. At the pinnacle of his college football career and gearing up to start a successful NFL one, life unexpectedly takes a turn and what was once easy and natural becomes unattainable. With his football career in serious jeopardy, Deon begins to realize a startling truth…he is not the man he thought he was. Equipped with this newfound information, Deon sets out to better himself by reuniting his family and picking up the pieces of his life.

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