First ‘Fantastic Four’ Trailer Arrives

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You knew it was bound to happen. After all, it’s been years since the last cinematic incarnation of Marvel’s Fantastic Four. You know, the one that featured Captain America‘s Chris Evans in his first Marvel superhero role: Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch.

Well, have no fear, there’s a new version of the Fantastic Four coming our way. In fact, the first teaser for it just dropped and we have to say, it looks pretty good. Sure, you could argue about some of the casting or story choices (especially certain family ties, or lack of) but that’s not really the point.

This is a movie based on a comic book series. It may not satisfy everyone, especially hard-core comics fans, but it might just be a good movie anyway.

We’ll find out when it hits theaters on August 7. Check it out after the break.

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WonderCon 2014: Fox Presents ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ ‘Maze Runner,’ and More!

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On day two of WonderCon, Fox did its best to take over the convention in Anaheim. The studio showed footage from several of its upcoming films and politely remained mum on Director Bryan Singer’s recent legal troubles.

The clip from X-Men: Days of Future Past, which included a faceoff between Iceman and Sunspot, certainly excited audiences in the Anaheim Convention Center’s Arena. Fox slyly avoided audience questions by saving X-Men to the end of the presentation. In truth, fans had already gotten their fill of footage and Q&A from the other movies’ cast and crew.

Perhaps trying to answer the YA smash hit The Hunger Games, Fox now has its own teen post-apocalyptic movie in The Maze Runner. Director Wes Ball and author James Dashner were both inspired by Ender’s Game, Lord of the Flies and Lost when creating The Maze Runner and it showed in the brief but thrilling preview seen in Anaheim.

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Final ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer Arrives

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Each time new trailers, photos or whatever drops from this upcoming movie, we get even more excited. Not that that’s really possible at this point as we’re already about as excited as you can get

There’s no doubt, we’re seeing this one opening day (or sooner, if possible). Yes, as the title says, we’re talking about X-Men: Days of Future Past.

There’s a new trailer out now and yes, it looks awesome. In this movie Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) goes back in time 50 years to alter history and hopefully prevent some bad shit from going down.

Does he succeed? Probably. But along the way you can be sure he kicks a lot of ass. As you might expect.

Along for the ride in this one, besides Jackman, are James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Michael Fassbender, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Fan Bingbing, Omar Sy, Nicholas Hoult and more.

Look for X-Men: Days of Future Past to arrive on May 23. Check out the trailer after the break.

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Movie Review: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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I wasn’t holding out much hope for this one. Like anyone with a brain and a distinct fear of transforming from an adventurous roustabout into an office drone, I have a deep appreciation for the work of James Thurber (not to mention Danny Kaye, who starred in the original adaptation), and when the trailer hit, it looked like Ben Stiller’s take would be much more of a saga instead of a few simple flights from banality.

And while Stiller’s Walter Mitty departs halfway from flights of fancy, the first half is a delight. Mitty is a negative assets manager at Life Magazine – negative assets as in he’s the guy who handles photo negatives, and Life Magazine as in the periodical that Gestapo agents read when they’re tailing Indiana Jones and which, specifically in this flick, is in the process of becoming a purely online publication.

Mitty’s tasked with developing the final cover’s image, which has been misplaced, and which causes the sleazy consultant handling the transition (Adam Scott, in a wickedly dorky beard) to breathe stertorously down his neck.

In addition to that, Mitty’s currently engaged in setting up his eHarmony profile despite having gone nowhere and done nothing, diminishing his chances of attracting the pretty new hire (Kirsten Wiig). Helping him is Todd (a voice that may be recognizable, but whose identity is one of the best reveals, jokes, and sequences in the film), an overly dedicated eHarmony assistant.

The film has a fantastic start, as all the major performers – Stiller, Wiig, and Scott – come from the background of exploiting social awkwardness and revel in creating a facade of meekness in their characters, a meekness that barely veils the passions behind it. Scott in particular, is so good at each little passive-aggressive dig (I especially liked the progression of how he says “guy”: first cloying, then annoyed, then furious). And, thankfully, not all of Mitty’s daydreams are treated as immature revenge fantasies or love-struck dalliances. One sequence in particular gets very creative as Stiller and Scott battle over a Stretch Armstrong doll throughout the streets of New York, using the roads as skis and whatever else as improvised weapons.

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These Damn, Dirty Apes Are Pissed In a New Trailer for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

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The recent reboot of Planet of the Apes was actually pretty good. Yeah, we were surprised too. Naturally, Fox is back with a sequel and there’s a first trailer out today.

The amazing Andy Serkis is, of course, back as Caesar. The also amazing Gary Oldman is in the cast too as the leader of the human survivors of a virus that’s decimated the planet.

In the film, the humans and apes are working together but soon, that truce is put to the test as events unfold pitting human against ape in a struggle to determine who will survive to rule the earth.

Our money is on the apes. Hail Caesar!

Check out the trailer after the break. Look for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to hit theaters on July 11, 2014.

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