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Go Go Watch the Godzilla (2014) Teaser Trailer

There goes Tokyo.
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Legendary describes their upcoming film as "An epic rebirth to Toho’s iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure pits the world’s most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence." Set for release on May 16, 2014, Gareth Edwards directs based on a screenplay by Frank Darabont, Max Borenstein, and David Callaham. A brief look in now available: While crafting your response to share below, enjoy this amateur video for Blue Oyster Cult's "Godzilla" starring the big fella.

Ender's Game Teaser Trailer and Screen Shots

The book made me contemplate big concepts like how humanity can only be brought together by an outside force bent on our destruction.
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I'm not much for science fiction, actually. I know and have seen most of the classic films of the genre. And liked them. But I'm quite deficient in the category of books. A couple of years ago I decided to try and remedy this and started looking for the classic sci-fi books. Time and time again, I heard the title Ender's Game, and eventually got down and read it. I was not too impressed, initially. Orson Scott Card is a decent writer, but his prose is a bit staid, provoking very little emotion or beauty from his words. The story,

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Teaser Trailer and Photos

Cacth these Catching Fire promotional materials.
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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire the sequel to 2012's The Hunger Games, and second part of The Hunger Games Quadrilogy (the third and final book The Hunger Games: Mockingjay is set to be released as two films), is set to be released in IMAX and regular theaters on Nobember 22, 2013. Taking the reins from Gary Ross, Francis Lawrence is set to direct this film and its susequent sequels. Joining the cast will be Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Meta Golding, Amanda Plummer and Jeffrey Wright. The plot starts up shortly after the ending of The

Trailer for Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing

"Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps." - Hero
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Hard as is it is to believe, Joss Whedon shot a movie while on break from making a movie. That's right. Much Ado About Nothing was shot while he was in the middle of post production on The Avengers. Being shot in black and white and the swinging jazz score on the trailer indicates Whedon's take on the Shakespeare classic may have a film noir vibe. Fans of Whedon's work will see many familiar faces as the film stars Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Sean Maher, Reed Diamond, Clark Gregg, and Tom Lenk. The synopsis

Iron Man 3: New Poster and Trailer, 'Nuff Said

Summer is coming.
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With less than two months before its release, as early as April 18 in New Zealand while folks in the United States have to wait until May 3, some folks at Marvel apparently were concered that Iron Man 3, the follow-up to The Avengers, the third highest grossing film of all time with its worldwide box office of more than a $1.5 billion, and the start of Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, might not be on the radar of moviegoers. To rectify this, they have released a new poster and trailer. The poster shows a weary Tony Stark

Jack the Giant Slayer & Broken City [Movie Recon]

Posters, trailers, and more on two upcoming movies.
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The Sentries have been out scouting for new movies again. This time they found a retelling of the Jack and the Beanstalk tale and a Mark Wahlberg/Russell Crowe thriller. Jack the Giant Slayer The Story: The classic fairytale gets a full-length feature film reboot. This time around Jack the Farmboy inadvertantly rekindles the centuries old war between the giants and regular-sized people by creating the beanstalk that reconnects the two people's worlds. The giants climb down and are ready to fight again. The Filmmakers: Directed by Bryan Singer and stars Nicholas Hoult, Ewar McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, and

Iron Man 3 Trailer: Iron Man's Search for Meaning [Movie Recon]

Take a peek at the beginning of Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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For those like myself who wondered how the Marvel superheroes would fare returning to their own franchises after appearing in the epic adventure The Avengers, the trailer for Iron Man 3 should set minds at ease for the time being. Directed by Shane Black, who co-wrote the screenplay with Drew Pearce, the trailer reveals a film with a darker tone in comparison to the previous two installments. Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) seems deeply affected by the events that took place in New York (helping to stop an alien invasion), but he has little time to deal with his existential

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [Movie Recon]

Posters, wallpapers, other images and videos for the upcoming Hobbit film.
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With the Lord of the Rings trilogy director Peter Jackson recreated writer J.R.R. Tolkein's fantasy world of Middle Earth to perfection. The films satisfied critics and the general public, die-hard fans and those new to the world of hobbits and wizards, orcs and dwarves. Now, after much debate and deal-making, Jackson is back to bring to life the prequel to the Lord of the Rings movies, The Hobbit. He is breaking the book into three separate movies which, like the original trilogy will come out in consecutive years. The first movie, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey hits theaters December

Elysium, Tales of the Night, Oz the Great and Powerful [Movie Recon]

Images, trailers, and more from three upcoming films.
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Elysium The Plot: Set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy lives on a man-made space station while the rest of population reside on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds. The Filmmakers: Directed and written by Neil Blomkamp, starring Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, and William Fichtner. The Status: Locked on Target. While I thought District 9 was not nearly as good as most everyone else did, I still found it to be an intelligent piece of science fiction by and very capable filmmaker. Elysium appears to be

Cloud Atlas, Wreck-It Ralph, and On the Road [Movie Recon]

Posters, stills and trailers from three new movies.
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Cloud Atlas The Plot: An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present, and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. The Filmmakers: Based on a book by David Mitchell, written and directed by the Wachowskis (with directorial assistance by Tom Tykwer.) Starring Tom Hanks, Hugo Weaving, Halle Berry, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant. The Status: Locked on Target. If you think that plot synopsis is confusing, just watch the trailer. It won't make anything

Dredd, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Trouble With the Curve [Movie Recon]

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Dredd The Plot: In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.The Filmmakers: Directed by Pete Travis and starring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, and Lena Headey The Status: On the Radar. I've never read the comic but I remember all too well the atrocity that was the Sylvester Stallone version. Comic book movies have changed a lot since then and it looks like they've gone to great lengths to make this one more

To Rome With Love, Savages, V/H/S [Movie Recon]

Get info, posters, and video from the latest upcoming movies.
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The Sentries have been out scouting again and this time they've brought you posters, pictures, and trailers from new movies by Woody Allen and Oliver Stone plus a scary looking horror flick. To Rome With Love The Story: Woody Allen's newest is about a number of people in Italy, some American, some Italian, some residents, some visitors, and the romances and adventures and predicaments they get into. The Filmmakers: Written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Woody Allen, Alec Baldwin, Roberto Benigni, Penélope Cruz, Judy Davis, Jesse Eisenberg, Greta Gerwig, and Ellen Page. The Status: Locked on Target.

LAFF 2012: Red Flag, Pincus, Sun Kissed, Call Me Kuchu [Movie Recon]

We've got info on four new movies premiering at the LA Film Festival.
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Since 1995 the LA Film Festival has showcased some of the world's best films. While the festival has premiered some bigger-named titles (this year's festival will have premiered Brave, To Rome with Love (North American), and Magic Mike,) its primary focus is on smaller, independent features, short films, docmentaries, and music videos. It is a 10-day event that started this year on June 14 and will last until the 24th. We decided to host a special edition of Movie Recon today to highlight just a few of the many films selected to screen at the festival. Red Flag The

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Django Unchained, and Brave [Movie Recon]

We've got assets for three new movies coming soon to your local cineplex.
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey The Story: Prequel to The Lord of the Rings trilogy The Hobbit follows Bilbo Baggins on a journey to the Lonely Mountain to steal treasure from Smaug, a dragon. Along the way he finds the One Ring and uses it to his advantage. The Filmmakers: Directed by Peter Jackson and starring Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Christopher Lee, Elijah Wood, Orlando Bloom, Luke Evans, Hugo Weaving and Cate Blanchet.The Status: Locked on Target. With most of the people involved with The Lord of the Rings trilogy still involved I am very excited to see what

View Posters, Stills and Trailers for Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, Red Lights, and Branded [Movie Recon]

We've got the lowdown on new movies with samurais, blind psychics and alien advertisers.
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Once again our scouts have been scouring the movie landscape for upcoming films. This time we found posters, images, and trailers for Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, Red Lights, and Branded. Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai The Story: A reimagining of a 1962 Japanese film, this one tells the story of revenge, honor, and disgrace, centering on a poverty-stricken samurai who discovers the fate of his ronin son-in-law, setting in motion a tense showdown of vengeance against the house of a feudal lord. The Filmmakers: Directed by Takashi Miike and stars Ebizô Ichikawa Kôji Yakusho. The Status: Locked on

View Posters, Stills, and Trailers From The Master, Skyfall, and Men In Black III [Movie Recon]

We've got the goods from Paul Thomas Anderson, Sam Mendes, and the Men in Black traveling in time.
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Welcome back to another round of Movie Recon. This time our movie spies have got posters, stills, and trailers for upcoming movies by PT Anderson, Sam Mendes, and Barry Sonnefeld. The Master (2012) The Plot: Set in the 1950s The Master focuses on a young drifter who gets involved with a charismatic intellectual and his cult-like religion.The Filmmakers: Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, and Joaquin Phoenix.The Status: Locked on Target. I've liked every movie Anderson has ever directed and am a big, big fan of Hoffman. Throw in Amy Adams and Joaquin's

Get a Sneak Peak at Moonrise Kingdom, Snow White & the Huntsman, A Cat In Paris [Movie Recon]

View trailers, images, and plot summaries for three upcoming movies.
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After a long break our reconnaissance team is back in action. This time we've got a new Wes Anderson film, another take on the Snow White story, and a Parisian cartoon about a secret cat. Stay tuned for pictures, trailers, and more! Moonrise Kingdom The Story: A pair of 12-year-olds fall in love and flee their New England home. A rag-tag, quirky team of rescuers attempt to find them and bring them home. The Filmmakers: Directed by Wes Anderson and starring Edward Norton, Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDorman, and Jason Schwartzman. The Status: Locked

The Amazing Spider-Man Trailer #3 [Movie Recon]

A new take on the character is revealed.
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Today's is a good day if you like superheroes. The Merry Marvel Movie Marathon is currently rolling along across the United States, as the films featuring the solo outings of Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, and Captain America lead into a mdnight screening of Marvel's The Avengers. Before that final film begins, it will be preceded by the third trailer for The Dark Knight Rises, which made its way onto the Internet a few days ago. Not wanting to be left out of the superhero hype, Sony has debuted the third trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man on the Internet also

The Dark Knight Rises Trailer #3 [Movie Recon]

For the same people who don't yet know who they are voting for President.
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If you felt a power surge a few hours ago, it was caused by all the energy being diverted towards the viewing of the third trailer for Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, which debuted on the Internet and is available below. I am fascinated by the reasoning for yet another trailer because I am not sure who the advertising folks intend this for. There can't be anyone undecided at this point about whether they will see or not, can there? We've been inundated with official and unofficial images at least since the production started shooting, if not even

Movie Recon: Angels Crest, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Woman in Black

Another recon full of posters, trailers and still of upcoming films.
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This edition of Movie Recon looks at three very different films, including a one blockbuster sequel that's been on the horizon for quite a while. Angels Crest Story: In the small, working class community of Angels Crest, nestled in a valley deep in the Rocky Mountains, Ethan, a young father of a three-year-old boy faces an unexpected tragedy and is then pursued by a prosecutor facing his own demons. Filmmakers: Directed by Gaby Dellal, written by newcomer Catherine Trieschmann (based on the novel by Leslie Schwartz), and starring Thomas Decker, Elizabeth McGovern, Jeremy Piven, and Mina Sorvino. Status: On

Movie Recon: War Horse, The Help

Steven's Spielberg's new flick and a DVD/Blu-ray release of The Help.
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Today's Recon brings information about two films from the history pages. On Christmas day Steven Spielberg's movie about a horse making its mark on WWI comes out, and earlier in December The Help comes to DVD/Blu-ray. We've got images, trailers, and bonus material waiting for you below. War Horse Story: A horse is taken from his master in rural England to help with the war effort during WWI. The horse finds himself experiencing all angles of the war from the British calvary to German soldiers, from the idylic countryside to No Man's Land. Along the way he touches the

Movie Recon: The Lie, I Melt With You, & The Rum Diary

Today's recon brings you posters, trailers, and stills from The Lie, I Melt with You, and The Rum Diary.
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Today's recon has information on three upcoming movies. First up is The Lie, an independent film about two idealists who find themselves conforming and a great big lie that may change it all. Next is I Melt with You about some college buddies getting together and finding more than they bargained for. Lastly, we've got the The Rum Diary based on a Hunter S. Thompson novel and starring Johnny Depp. The Lie Story: Based on a short story by T.C. Boyle, The Lie tells the story of two young idealists whose lives get derailed by a pregnancy and then the

Movie Recon: Oranges and Sunshine, The Raven, Thunder Soul

We've got your posters, stills and trailers of three upcoming films.
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In today's Recon we've got two fictionalizations of real people from the past, and a documentary that captures both the past and the present of a mroup of students and their teacher. I will report on whether its status has me Locked on Target (highly interested), if is On the Radar (mildly interested), or if is is still Under Surveillance (not yet interested). Oranges and Sunshine The Story: For over 100 years some 100,000 childen were sent to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South Africa from the United Kingdom. Most of them were orphans, but many were sent without their

Movie Recon: The Human Centipede Part 2 (Full Sequence), Inside Out, and Margin Call

We've scouted out more movie posters, trailers, and info for your viewing pleasure.
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Today's recon features the guaranteed to churn your stomach (and your sense of artistic merit in film) The Human Centipede Part 2 (Full Sequence), an action vehicle for WWE star Triple H that doesn't make me want to vomit called Inside Out and a fictional take on the 2008 financial crisis starring a slew of A-list actors titled Margin Call. Read on to learn more. The Human Centipede Part 2 (Full Sequence) I like horror films. I even like ridiculously stupid horror films that are nothing more than an excuse to pile one blood-soaked body on top of another

Movie Recon: A Bird of the Air & Johnny English Reborn

Get the lowdown on two upcoming films.
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For today's recon we've got a quirky romance and a parrot in A Bird of the Air, plus Rowan Atkinson acting like, well like Rowan Atkinson in Johnny English Reborn. For posters, trailers, stills and more, please continue reading. A Bird of the Air We should all be just a wee bit suspicious of movies with one of its stars being neither human or animated. Whether it's Clint Eastwood with an orangutan or Bill Murray and an elephant, movies about animals are regularly terrible. The plot synopsis of A Bird of the Air - "A sassy parrot and free-spirited

Movie Recon: The Immortals, Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers

This installment contains two different takes on some ancient myths.
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Today's installment of Movie Recon consists of two fantasies. Immortals is the tale of Greek gods and kings as told by the producers of 300 and the director of the Fall; the second is a four-part motion comic based upon Norse mythology. Learn more, see the poster art, and watch some trailers below. The Immortals Tarsem Singh has made a couple of movies (The Cell, The Fall) neither was very good, but both were visually amazing. This time around he's got a story that sounds interesting - a brutal Greecian king (Mickey Rourke) wreaks havoc across the country in

Movie Recon: The Thing (2011), The Woman, Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginnings

Three new horror movie posters and trailers.
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With Halloween fast approaching this report is all about upcoming horror movies. The Thing is a prelude to John Carpenter's classic film, though the premise looks pretty much exactly the same. The Woman is a controversial film about a woman who is captured and tortured by a family, and Wrong Turn 4: Bloody Beginings is another sequel to the long-running franchise. Keep reading for more details. The Thing (2011) Calling itself a prelude to the classic 1982 John Carpenter film with the same name, The Thing concerns itself with a group of researchers who discover an unknown creature in

Movie Recon: The Debt, The Entitled, Killer Elite

More trailers, clips, and images from Cinema Sentries.
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This report focuses on three upcoming releases. Appearing in a theatre near you, The Debt and Killer Elite star Oscar-winning actors in two different type of spy stories with what looks like more action in the latter. The Entitled is a straight-to-video crime thriller. More details below. The Debt Helen Mirren can do no wrong in my book. She is as lovely as she is talented. In The Debt, she stars alongside Tom Wilkinson and Ciarán Hinds as Mossad secret agents who helped track down a Nazi war criminal in 1966. But all is not as it seems and

Movie Recon: Drive, Machine Gun Preacher, Seven Days in Utopia

We bring you more posters and trailers from upcoming flicks.
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Drive If the Fast and the Furious franchise didn't bring enough big car chases to the screen for you, Drive promises to bring you a few more this September. Ryan Gosling plays a stunt man who moonlights as a wheel-man for criminals. After what should be his last heist, he finds himself instead being trailed by heavies who won't quit until they get what they want. It's got a great cast (with Christina Hendricks as the love interest, Ron Perlman and Albert Brooks as the bad guys) and a Cannes pedigree so hopefully it will prove to be more

Movie Recon: Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace, Finding Joe, Tales from the Golden Age

Preview three new documentaries with posters, still images, and trailers.
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Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace Before Wikileaks made turning political secrets into headlines hip, there were all sorts of sly, underground ways of learning the innermost workings of other countries doings. Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace is a documentary about the media blacked-out, super secret meetings and dealings that brought about the 1979 Camp David Peace Accord and Treaty between Egypt and Israel. Featuring nearly everyone involved in the treaty from Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, and Wolf Blitzer to Boutros Boutros-Ghali and Arye Naor former Secretary to the Cabinet of Israel the film gives insight

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