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‘John Wick 2’: Yeah, He's Thinking He's Back (Again)

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by Mike Sampson February 4, 2015 @ 1:13 PM
Lionsgate
‘John Wick’ was perhaps the most surprising movie of 2014. It’s a movie we didn't think much of before we saw it, but after we did, we couldn't stop talking about it. The world of John Wick is one that we wanted to revisit almost immediately after the credits rolled, and now that the film is on DVD and Blu-ray, we can do that. But, what about John Wick's return in a new adventure? Directors Chad Stahelski and David Leitch confirmed that they're working on a ‘John Wick 2’ and that it will “awesome.”

Felicity Jones in Talks to Star in First ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

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by Mike Sampson February 3, 2015 @ 1:02 PM
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There have been rumors bouncing around this week that ‘Orphan Black’ star Tatiana Maslany had won the lead role in Gareth Edwards' upcoming ‘Star Wars’ spinoff. As can often be the case with ‘Star Wars’ rumors, they were wrong. Oscar-nominated actress Felicity Jones ('The Theory of Everything') looks to have actually won the role, and is in now officially in talks with Lucasfilm about the part.

‘Minions’ Trailer: Doesn't It Feel So Good to Be Bad?

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by Mike Sampson February 3, 2015 @ 11:29 AM
A ‘Minions’ movie shouldn't work. They were undoubtedly the best part of the ‘Despicable Me’ movies, and a very large part of why those films were successful. But, could they actually support their own movie? That would be like giving Kramer his own ‘Seinfeld’ spinoff. Yet, watching this new ‘Minions’ trailer has us totally hooked. This could actually work.

Liam Neeson Seeks Revenge in Clash of Clans Super Bowl Ad

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by Mike Sampson February 1, 2015 @ 9:37 PM
Liam Neeson may act like a total badass when he's in movies like ‘Taken’, but he's not above poking a little fun at his new tough guy persona. The actor appeared in a new Super Bowl commercial for Clash of Clans and delivered a monologue that sounds as if it were taken (no pun intended) from one of his shoot-em-up action movies.

‘Fast and Furious 7’ Super Bowl Trailer!

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by Mike Sampson February 1, 2015 @ 6:17 PM
A ‘Fast and Furious’ Super Bowl trailer is almost as much of a tradition as the halftime show at this point. OK, maybe not quite that much, but the past two ‘Fast and Furious’ movies have had their ads, and now ‘Fast and Furious 7’ is here to follow up on that tradition. There are a lot of car commercials during the Super Bowl, but this is THE car commercial.

‘Jurassic World’ Super Bowl Trailer: It's Killing For Sport

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by Mike Sampson February 1, 2015 @ 5:29 PM
Universal
The Super Bowl is one of the biggest events of the year across the world. So, what better way to celebrate the enormity of the Super Bowl than with giant dinosaurs. That's where ‘Jurassic World’ comes in. This new Super Bowl trailer takes the excitement and curiosity of the original trailer—Chris Pratt and his raptor buddies?—and ramps it up with this new ad.

Watch the New ‘Kingsman’ Super Bowl Trailer

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by Mike Sampson January 30, 2015 @ 1:01 PM
‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ is coming to theaters in just about two weeks, so what better way to give this spy movie a little extra boost than with some prime placement. This Sunday, you can see a new ‘Kingsman’ Super Bowl trailer, or if you're really impatient, you can watch it right now.

‘Jurassic World’ Offers Up the First Official Look at Indominus Rex

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by Mike Sampson January 29, 2015 @ 2:05 PM
‘Jurassic World’ can’t just be all raptors and T-rexs. As much as we love those guys, we’ve seen them before in the three previous ‘Jurassic Park’ movies. We need a new dino villain. Enter: Indominus Rex. Previously referred to as “Diabolus Rex”, this new dinosaur is rumored to be a hybrid creation with the sole design to increase the flagging attendance at the Jurassic World theme park. This, as you might expect, goes horribly wrong. Up until now, all we know about Indominus is what was hinted at in the first teaser, and that he’s one bad mother. But, now, thanks to the official ‘Jurassic World’ web site, we know a little bit more about this monster.