TAG | 300
Zack Snyder's 300 is goofy fun, and while he didn't direct the new sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire, the visual aesthetic, straight-faced melodrama, and ridiculous action appear to have remained in place. I'm not expecting a radical leap forward from the first movie; I'm expecting a delightfully silly picture where spear-wielding guys in loincloths try to kill other spear-wielding guys in loincloths. There's no need to over-complicate things here.
I'm pleased to announce we're giving away 20 pairs of passes to the Atlanta screening of 300: Rise of an Empire. Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free. The film stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Rodrigo Santoro, Lena Headey, Jack O’Connell, Hans Matheson, David Wenham, Igal Nao, and Andrew Tiernan. 300: Rise of an Empire opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on March 7th.
To enter for a chance to win a pass for you and a guest, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE”. The screening is on Tuesday, March 4th at 7:30PM at AMC Parkway Pointe, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Please note that a pass is not a ticket. To guarantee a seat, please arrive at the theater early since seating is first come, first serve.
In case you haven't seen it, here's the trailer:
And here’s the official synopsis for 300: Rise of an Empire:
Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of ...
300: Rise of an Empire is scheduled for release on March 7. To whet fans' appetites, Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures have planned screenings of the original 300 February 7 in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Boston, Dallas, Washington DC, Phoenix, Toronto, and Montreal. To make it extra special, the first 13 minutes of 300: Rise of an Empire will screen in 3D IMAX prior to the screening. It's a neat and logical promotion.
Hit the jump for the press release with all the details. Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Hans Matheson, Rodrigo Santoro, David Wenham, Igal Nao, Callan Mulvey, Jack O'Connell, and Andrew Tiernan star in 300: Rise of an Empire, directed by Noam Murro.
FANS IN TEN MAJOR CITIES WILL BE TREATED TO THE FIRST
13 MINUTES OF “300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE” AT SPECIAL SCREENINGS
OF ZACK SNYDER’S “300” ON FEBRUARY 4
BURBANK, CA – January 30, 2014 – In celebration of the March 7th release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ “300: Rise of an Empire,” fans in ten cities in North America will have an opportunity to see the movie that started it all, Zack Snyder’s “300,” returning to the big screen exclusively for this event.
Fans attending the event will also be the first to see the first 13 minutes of the much-anticipated “300: Rise of an Empire,” which will be unveiled—complete and uncut in 3D IMAX—prior to the first film’s screening.
The cities in which the events will be held are: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Boston, ...
New posters for the following films:
Fifty Shades of Grey - Sam Taylor-Johnson’s steamy adaptation stars Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Marcia Gay Harden, and Rita Ora, and opens February 15, 2015.
Cesar Chavez - Diego Luna's biopic starring Michael Peña, America Ferrera, Rosario Dawson, and John Malkovich opens March 28th.
300: Rise of an Empire – Noam Murro’s Spartan sequel stars Eva Green, Lena Headey, Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro, Jack O’Connell and David Wenham, and opens March 7th.
Hit the jump to check them out.
First up from EW is the first poster for Fifty Shades of Grey:
Next up from EW is the official poster for Cesar Chavez:
In Cesar Chavez, director Diego Luna presents a powerful cinematic portrait of the legendary activist. The film stars Michael Peña (End of Watch, Lionsgate’s Academy Award-winning Crash) in the title role, along with America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, End of Watch), Rosario Dawson (Sin City, Seven Pounds) and John Malkovich (In The Line of Fire, Summit Entertainment’s Red and Red 2).
Chronicling the birth of a modern American movement, Cesar Chavez tells the story of the famed civil rights leader and labor organizer torn between his duties as a husband and father and his commitment to securing a living wage for farm workers. Passionate but soft-spoken, Chavez embraced non-violence as he battled greed and prejudice in his struggle to bring dignity to people. Chavez inspired millions of Americans from all walks of life who never worked on a farm to fight for social justice. His triumphant journey is a remarkable testament to the power of one individual’s ability to change the world.
Finally, from IMPA is ...
Are your testosterone levels a little low? Need an injection of manliness to get you going in the morning? Then here’s a little treat just for you. Legendary Pictures has just released a new trailer for “300: Rise of an Empire”. “Rise” is a sequel to the cultural sensation “300″ that was released back in […]
The post New Trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire appeared first on MoviesOnline.
A new trailer for Noam Murro's Spartan sequel 300: Rise of an Empire has dropped today. The latest cut features quite a bit of footage from the Greek hero Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) along with the odd decision to remix Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" in the midst of all the bloody battles. At this point, I feel like audiences are already decided on whether or not they'll be checking out the film, so I don't know what else the marketing team can do to sell it.
Also starring Eva Green, Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro, Jack O’Connell and David Wenham, 300: Rise of an Empire opens March 7th. Hit the jump to check out the final trailer and two new posters.
Watch the final trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire below, followed by two new posters:
Based on Frank Miller's latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster "300," this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.
"300: Rise of an Empire" pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemesia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Warner Bros. Picture presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Cruel and Unusual Films/Mark Canton/Gianni Nunnari Production, "300: Rise of an Empire." The action adventure stars Sullivan Stapleton ("Gangster Squad") as Themistokles and Eva Green ("Dark Shadows," "Casino Royale") as Artemesia. ...
Here's a look at the latest posters for some upcoming films:
Need for Speed - Scott Waugh's high-octane racing game adaptation stars Aaron Paul, Dakota Johnson, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots, Michael Keaton, and Kid Cudi, and opens March 14th.
300: Rise of an Empire - Noam Murro's Spartan sequel stars Eva Green, Lena Headey, Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro, Jack O'Connell and David Wenham, and opens March 7th.
I, Frankenstein - Stuart Beattie's epic fantasy adventure starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Jai Courtney, Miranda Otto and Kevin Grevioux opens January 24th.
That Awkward Moment - Writer-director Tom Gormican's R-rated comedy starring Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Imogen Poots opens January 31st.
Hit the jump to check them out.
Posters via IMPA:
Need for Speed
Here’s the official synopsis for Need for Speed:
DreamWorks Pictures’ “Need for Speed” marks an exciting return to the great car culture films of the 1960s and ’70s, when the authenticity of the world brought a new level of intensity to the action on-screen. Tapping into what makes the American myth of the open road so appealing, the story chronicles a near-impossible cross-country journey for our heroes — one that begins as a mission for revenge, but proves to be one of redemption. Based on the most successful racing video game franchise ever with over 140 million copies sold, “Need for Speed” captures the freedom and excitement of the game in a real-world setting, while bringing to life the passion for the road that has made our love of cars so timeless.
The film centers around ...
Here's a look at the latest posters for the following films:
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - Adam McKay's comedy sequel starring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner opens December 18th.
Winter's Tale - Akiva Goldsman's adaptation of the Mark Helprin novel stars Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay and Russell Crowe, and opens February 14th.
Cuban Fury - James Griffiths' dance comedy starring Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Chris O'Dowd opens February 14th in the U.K.
300: Rise of an Empire - Noam Murro's Spartan sequel starring Lena Headey, Jack O'Connell, Rodrigo Santoro, Sullivan Stapleton and Eva Green opens March 7th.
Earth to Echo - Dave Green's family-friendly sci-fi adventure film stars Teo Halm, Brian “Astro” Bradley, Reese Hartwig, and Ella Linnea Wahlestedt and opens April 25th.
Hit the jump to check out all the posters and synopses.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (via IMPA)
Here’s the official synopsis for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues:
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 the country’s first 24-hour news channel by storm.
Winter's Tale (via Facebook)
Here’s the official synopsis for Winter’s Tale:
Set in a mythic New York City and spanning more than a century, “Winter’s Tale” is a story of miracles, crossed destinies, and ...
The Brits know something about empires. Perhaps that's why this new U.K. trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire comes in at a brisk sixty seconds, much shorter than previously-released U.S. trailer. This new cut is a much more efficient delivery of both story and spectacle, starting with a stirring speech from Queen Cersei Gorgo (Lena Headey) aboard a Greek warship bound for battle against Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro) and his Persian army. It does a nice job at tying into the events of the original 300 while also introducing newcomers Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) and Artemisia (Eva Green). Noam Murro's 300: Rise of an Empire opens March 7, 2014 in the U.S. and U.K. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.
Check out the new U.K. trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire (via Bleeding Cool):
Here’s the synopsis for 300: Rise of an Empire:
Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.
“300: Rise of an Empire” pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
While at Comic-Con this weekend for a presentation in Hall H, co-stars Rodrigo Santoro, Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton and director Noam Murro spoke to the press about 300: Rise of an Empire, their exciting action adventure based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel, Xerxes. Told in the breathtaking visual style of 300, this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield — on the sea -- as Greek general Themistokles (Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god, Xerxes (Santoro), and Artemisia (Green), the vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
During the interview, they talked about how the distinct visual style of the first film informed the second one, how technology allowed them to create a world stylistically that wasn’t possible six years ago, the complexity of shooting a naval movie that happens in the water using green screen and creating epic sequences in post, how the cast felt about returning to characters they’d played before, having a strong female role that’s unapologetic, the awesome trailer that blew up all over the internet, Zack Snyder’s involvement, the musical choices that carried over from the first film, and more. Check out the interview after the jump.
Question: The first 300 had such a distinct visual style. How much did you want to honor that style and in what ways did you want to do something new?
Noam Murro: I ...
New posters have been released for Kick-Ass 2 and 300: Rise of an Empire. The new Kick-Ass 2 poster continues the trend of just providing close-ups on the lead characters, although on this poster, the photoshop effects have smoothed out of Hit Girl's' face to an unsettling degree. As for the 300: Rise of an Empire poster, it's for Comic-Con and will presumably be given out at Legendary's booth on the exhibition hall floor. The poster proclaims, "Fear us!" to which I can only respond, "No. I'm not afraid of the tragedy-mask-on-steroids."
Hit the jump to check out the postes. Kick-Ass 2 opens August 16th and stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Jim Carrey. 300: Rise of an Empire opens in 3D on March 7, 2014, and stars Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, and Rodrigo Santoro.
Via IMP Awards.
Here's the official synopsis for Kick-Ass 2:
Kick-Ass, Hit Girl and Red Mist return for the follow-up to 2010’s irreverent global hit: Kick-Ass 2. After Kick-Ass’ (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) insane bravery inspires a new wave of self-made masked crusaders, led by the badass Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey), our hero joins them on patrol. When these amateur superheroes are hunted down by Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse)—reborn as The Mother F%&*^r—only the blade-wielding Hit Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) can prevent their annihilation. When we last saw junior assassin Hit Girl and young vigilante Kick-Ass, they were trying to live as normal teenagers Mindy and Dave. With graduation looming and uncertain what to do, Dave ...