'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' the first in Peter Jackson's movie trilogy based on the epic J.R.R. Tolkein prequel to 'The Lord of the Rings,' is one of the most hyped movies of the year. Fans of Bilbo's first great adventure will finally get to see it (at least part of it) on the big screen starting December 14, after we all have been teased by trailer after trailer after TV spot. As if you couldn't be even more amped for the movie, we're giving away what we're calling the "ultimate 'Hobbit' prize pack" that would drive any Tolkien fan mad with excitement.
In preparation for the first 'Pacific Rim' trailer, hitting sometime in the (hopefully) near future, Warner Bros. has recently kicked off its viral marketing campaign. Other than a Kaiju monster attack emergency broadcast video and a robot blueprint circling the web, though, not much has been revealed in terms of footage from the upcoming film. But that's changing with the next 'Pacific Rim' video, which teases an actual monster attack. So, what do you say? Want to meet one of the Kaiju?
This holiday season, you'll probably be giving a geek you love a copy of 'The Dark Knight Rises,' which hits shelves on December 4. So, if you're going to be purchasing a copy anyway, you might as well get an "exclusive reward" out of it, right? Like a brand new look at 'Man of Steel,' Zack Snyder's Superman reboot?
Find out how you can help unleash Supes on the world early after the break.
Though it's yet to have the staying power of superhero films, of late every few months there's a new movie based on a Young Adult novel about a special young girl involved in a world of magic or a dystopian future. This genre needs a nickname, stat. February will bring us the adaptation of 'Beautiful Creatures,' and now there's a new trailer.
The first 'Beautiful Creatures' trailer featured the first footage of this popular young adult book come to life. In terms of the story, which focuses on a young teenage boy who falls for a witch (excuse us, "Caster"), we already know that Lena (played by Alice Englert) is awaiting her 16th birthday to find out whether she'll be claimed for the light or dark side.
Now, however, a new international 'Beautiful Creatures' trailer has hit the web and it finally delves deeper into the plot of this film, spotlighting why exactly Lena is really fearful.
The Asylum is an L.A.-based studio with a loud and proud history of distributing "mockbusters," low-budget rip-offs of Hollywood films, at the same time as their big-budget counterparts. For example, earlier this year they released 'American Warships' right before Universal's 'Battleship.' And while not often taken serious, they've gotten into legal trouble before with the major studios in town ('The Day the Earth Stopped' comes to mind), but this time they're facing their mightiest foe yet in the form of studios Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, MGM and producer Saul Zaentz, who are all looking to halt the release of the Asylum's 'Age of the Hobbits', starring Bai Ling and a host of little people.
Guess which movie that one was inspired by.
Back in May, there was something magical brewing an hour and a half outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Namely: director Richard LaGravenese's big screen adaptation of the first in a serious of beloved young adult novels, ‘Beautiful Creatures.’ And we were there on set, braving the 90-degree heat to bring you all the juicy details! Trust us, we may've come for the cast list (Jeremy Irons! Emmy Rossum!) but we stayed for the catering (mac and cheese, fried chicken and corn bread were considered nothing more than a pithy midday snack around those parts).
It was only a few months ago that a 'Jersey Boys' movie based on the hit Broadway musical was in the works through Warner Bros. with Jon Favreau attached to direct. They even set up a website giving fans a chance to audition for a singing role in the film. Now it looks like the project won't even be ready for its original January 2013 production start. In fact, it might not even happen at all.
'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,' the first film in Peter Jackson's 'Hobbit' trilogy, is hitting theaters in just a month and a half now, and that means it's time for more promotional goodies to start popping out, including the official track list for 'The Hobbit' soundtrack. Back in the summer when Warner Bros. released the 'Dark Knight Rises' soundtrack list, it gave us some hints at what we could expect to see in the film. So, with the one for 'An Unexpected Journey' now available, what does it reveal about Bilbo and his band of merry dwarfs?