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The first theatrical trailer for the upcoming animated film Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (previously titled Dorothy of Oz) has been released online. Based on the 1989 novel Dorothy of Oz, a sequel to Frank L. Baum’s original The Wizard of Oz, the new film revolves around Dorothy (Lea Michele) returning to the Land of Oz, only to find that the kingdom and its inhabitants are in grave danger from a wicked Jester (Martin Short). The pic looks more like a direct-to-DVD sequel than a major theatrical release, but youngsters will probably enjoy the whimsical tone and goofy characters. It’s a far cry from the oddly dark Oz sequel that terrorized me as a child, Return to Oz. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also features the voices of Kelsey Grammer, Dan Akyroyd, Jim Belushi, Megan Hilty, Hugh Dancy, Oliver Platt, Bernadette Peters, and Patrick Stewart. Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return opens on May 9, 2014. Via Yahoo! Movies. Here’s the official synopsis for Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return: In LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN, Dorothy returns to Kansas to find it devastated by the tornado that had whisked her away to Oz. The home she has been so desperate to return to is severely damaged, and the townspeople are packing up and moving out. But shortly after arriving in Kansas, Dorothy is magically transported back to Oz. She finds out that Oz is in trouble, and the people there need her help. Dorothy’s old friends – the Scarecrow, Tin Man and the ...
In what may be the most dysfunctional family holiday film since the Griswolds took on National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, a new red-band trailer for The Oranges has landed. Directed by Julian Farnio (Entourage), The Oranges centers on two suburban families who are the best of friends and the most boring and predictable of people. That all changes when the daughter of the Ostroffs starts an affair with the father of the Wallings. Starring Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener, Oliver Platt, Allison Janney, Adam Brody, Alia Shawkat and Leighton Meester, The Oranges opens October 5th. Hit the jump to check out the red-band trailer. Here's the official synopsis followed by the red-band trailer for The Oranges. If green-band is more your shade of orange, you can check out the previously released trailer here. Click over to Yahoo! to watch in HD: David and Paige Walling (Hugh Laurie, Catherine Keener) and Terry and Cathy Ostroff (Oliver Platt, Allison Janney) are best friends and neighbors living on Orange Drive in suburban New Jersey. Their comfortable existence goes awry when prodigal daughter Nina Ostroff (Leighton Meester), newly broken up with her fiancé Ethan (Sam Rosen), returns home for Thanksgiving after a five-year absence. Rather than developing an interest in the successful son of her neighbors, Toby Walling (Adam Brody), which would please both families, it's her parents' best friend David who captures Nina's attention. When the connection between Nina and David becomes undeniable, everyone's lives are thrown into upheaval, particularly Vanessa Walling's (Alia Shawkat), Nina's childhood best friend. It's ...
The first trailer for the animated feature Dorothy of Oz has been released. The CG-animated musical centers on Dorothy (Lea Michele) returning to the Land of Oz, only to find that the kingdom and its inhabitants are in grave danger from a wicked Jester (Martin Short). The low-budget film comes from the studio Summertime Entertainment, and the visuals are sadly a far cry from Pixar or DreamWorks Animation. That said, the colorfulness and strange cast of characters would have been a big pull for me as a kid so maybe this will play better to younger audiences. The film is almost reminiscent of the dark and twisted unofficial sequel Return to Oz, but with decidedly more singing/Broadway stars. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The voice cast also includes Dan Aykroyd, Kelsey Grammer, Patrick Stewart, James Belushi, Bernadette Peters, Hugh Dancy, Megan Hilty, and Oliver Platt. Dorothy of Oz will open sometime in 2013.
When you've been in the stunt/action movie game for as long as Jackie Chan has, you probably start to think that everything's been done. And then one of your stunt guys suggests street luging in a fully articulated suit that's covered in roller blades. The stunt sequence is only one action piece in Chan's upcoming Chinese Zodiac, a film that he claims will be his last major action role in order to focus on other acting pursuits (he wants to become the "Asian Robert De Niro"). If that plan holds true, it'll be a sad day for action fans, but what a way to go! Hit the jump to see Chan in action in the rollerblading suit in a new teaser for Chinese Zodiac, along with the film's trailer. Chinese Zodiac sees Chan reprise his role as Asian Hawk (Armour of God, Operation Condor). In this newest installment, Hawk attempts to search out the twelve mystical bronze sculpture heads of animals in the Chinese zodiac. The quest necessitates some crazy gear that allows him to break into (and out of) some tight situations. And sometimes, situations call for a rollerblading suit (via Twitch): The suit was actually revealed at Chan's panel for the film at San Diego Comic-Con 2012. A stuntman came out on stage in the suit and did a few tricks. Unfortunately, the crowd was more confused by what the hell was going on as it lacked the dynamic presentation you just witnessed in the scene above. Get some more glimpses of the action in ...
Big Beach has culled an eclectic cast to play immortals in the adaptation of Marie Phillips' Gods Behaving Badly: Christopher Walken (Zeus), John Turturro (Hades), Sharon Stone (Aphrodite), Edie Falco (Artemis), Phylicia Rashad (Demeter), Nelsan Ellis (Dionysus), Gideon Glick (Eros), Henry Zebrowski (Hermes), Rosie Perez (Persephone). Movieline passes along the official synopsis: The film tells the story of the Greek Gods, alive and well and living in a brownstone in New York City, as they cross paths with a young couple, Kate and Neil. The intersection of the Gods and the mortals threatens not only the couple’s budding relationship, but the future of everything else. Alicia Silverstone and Ebon Moss-Bachrach will play the young couple. Admittedly, this cast would be more impressive in a year that begins 199_. Regardless, this sounds like a fun project. Production begins this month in New York on Gods Behaving Badly, the directorial debut of Big Beach co-founder Marc Turtletaub.
With director Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class set to open next week, 20th Century Fox has sent over three clips and twenty five minutes of behind the scenes footage! For those that want to stay spoiler free, I advise you not to watch the behind the scenes footage until you've seen the movie as it's loaded with could be considered spoilers. However, if you're curious how a movie is made, or what it was like on the set, the footage is great. As I said a few days ago after I saw the movie, X-Men: First Class is a huge home-run. Everything from the great script to the awesome performances by the entire cast (with special mention to James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender) makes this X-Men film my favorite in the franchise. Also, the film is loaded with incredible action and a ton of Easter Eggs for the fans. Even the sets and costumes are great. Trust me, as soon as the movie is over, you’re going to wish the next chapter was coming out next week. Hit the jump to check out the footage. Here’s the official synopsis for X-Men: First Class: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, ...
Well, we’re off to the races people. Summer blockbuster season is officially upon us and the Hollywood hype machines are working at full force. Today clips from arguably the two biggest movies of June have found their way onto the internet. New scenes from X-Men: First Class and JJ Abrams’ excitingly/frustratingly mysterious Super 8 are now available online. Both blockbusters have a great deal of potential and the new clips certainly don’t reveal anything that will dissuade viewers from that opinion, but don’t expect to see anything earth shattering. It’s pretty simple stuff cherry picked for marketing purposes. You will however get to see 30 more mysterious seconds from Super 8 as well as an early look at X-Men: First Class’ Hank McCoy (aka Beast) in action and far more Oliver Platt than was ever expected to be in an X-Men movie. These flicks are looking like they’ll be pretty damn good. Hopefully they’ll deliver on the hype unlike, say, a certain pirate-related sequel. Hit the jump to see the clips. X-Men: First Class opens on June 3rd while Super 8 hits theaters on June 10th. First off here’s the latest 30 seconds from JJ Abrams’ Super 8, courtesy of Fox television’s current “Super 8 at 8” series of mini-previews. I’m not sure if short 30-second clips from a movie that will be released in a few short weeks qualifies as must-see primetime TV, but at least Fox is putting the footage out there. Once again it looks like we’re getting a ...
Following the character trailers that were released last week, a new clip from X-Men: First Class has hit the web. This time we see James McAvoy’s Professor X trying to explain mutant abilities to the CIA. Apart from those ridiculous posters, every piece of footage that gets released from the film continues to hit all the right notes. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. X-Men: First Class also stars James McAvoy, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon. The film opens June 3rd. Here’s the clip (via Yahoo!): Here’s the official synopsis for X-Men: First Class: X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, following the classic Marvel mythology, charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto’s Brotherhood and Professor X’s X-Men. -
While Fox may be striking out with their posters for X-Men: First Class, the trailers continue to be fantastic. The studio has released three new trailers for the film, each focusing on a different mutant: Banshee (Caleb Landry Jones), Havok (Lucas Till), and Beast (Nicholas Hoult). One of my main concerns about the movie is that it will be overstuffed with mutants like X-Men: The Last Stand. However, these brief character trailers give me hope that the film has devoted time to each of the characters to not only show their abilities, but also to illustrate their personalities. However, in the trailers for Banshee and Havok, we get an even better sense of Xavier with James McAvoy doing an excellent job of conveying the character's compassion. Hit the jump to check out the trailers. X-Men: First Class also stars Michael Fassbender, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon. It opens June 3rd. Trailers via MTV. Movie Trailers - Movies Blog --- Movie Trailers - Movies Blog --- Movie Trailers - Movies Blog Here’s the official synopsis for X-Men: First Class: X-MEN FIRST CLASS charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of ...
On the heels of a new domestic trailer for Matthew Vaughn's X-Men: First Class, Fox has also released an international version that sets a slightly different tone, and has some new footage including a first look at Oliver Platt and Ray Wise. Again, there's not of elaboration on the role the Hellfire Club will play, but the point of both trailers is clear: mutants prevented World War III. Thanks, mutants! Click over to Bleeding Cool to see the new international trailer and hit the jump for the official synopsis. X-Men: First Class stars James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, January Jones, Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, and Kevin Bacon. The film opens June 3rd. Here's the official synopsis for X-Men: First Class: X-MEN FIRST CLASS charts the epic beginning of the X-Men saga, and reveals a secret history of famous global events. Before mutants had revealed themselves to the world, and before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Not archenemies, they were instead at first the closest of friends, working together with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to prevent nuclear Armageddon. In the process, a grave rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-Men. ---