Miss Peregrine’s Movie for Peculiar Children

Tim Burton‘s “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is the movie I most want to see this weekend. It feels like a perfect match of material and director!

Based on the novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs, this movie looks like a gentler, younger take on the idea of mutants. In some ways it might be what a cinematic take on what Charles Xavier’s School for Gifted Students could have been, had the “X-Men” movies gone in a different (better) direction.

But the proof will be in the viewing…

Tarantino’s ‘Hateful Eight’ Trailer Looks… Stone Cold

At long last, we get to see a trailer for Quentin Tarantino‘s eighth film, The Hateful Eight. You may recall that Tarantino once decided to cancel the project when the entire script leaked online, but apparently he got over it, so now we have the movie.

It’s a Western set in a snowy Wyoming and features a bunch of rival bounty hunters.


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‘Winter Soldier’ Clip: Mr. Fury & Mr. Pierce

In this clip from Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Nick Fury goes to Alexander Pierce to ask for a favor, giving Samuel L. Jackson a chance to work with Hollywood legend Robert Redford. Check it out…

Y’know speaking of Redford and that “Hollywood legend” stuff, the Law of Conservation of Casting would seem to indicate that a production would not hire an actor of Redford’s stature/salary for a throwaway role — which fuels the speculation that Alexander Pierce is not exactly who he says he is. But if that’s the case, who is he?

There has been rampant speculation that Pierce is the Red Skull in disguise, and while that certainly sounds cool, I kind of doubt that Redford was brought on board just to replace Hugo Weaving. And does Redford really want to take over a role created by someone else? We know he’s not Baron Strucker. He’s not Batroc. Could Redford be Zemo? Maybe he’s playing the son of Red Skull, who takes on his late father’s mask and mission?

Of course,  Alexander could be Cap and Peggy’s lovechild from the 1940s, left fatherless by Steve Rogers’ plunge into the icy North Atlantic…

More ‘Winter Soldier’ Goodies: TV Spot & Posters!

capwinterposwintersoldWe’re less than a month away from the April 4 opening day for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and anticipation is building.

Marvel Studios has released a poster of The Winter Soldier and a new one of Cap that looks a lot more like a comic book cover than the previous images — well, except for Chris Evans not wearing his Cap mask! In his own comic book and in Avengers, Captain America never goes into battle without his mask, But it’s always different in the movies: The studios all want to see the face of the actor they hired to wear the costume.

Take a look at this great new trailer (the third) that features more new footage — including the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) in battle, Cap vs. the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), and more on that amazing helicarrier crash!


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International Trailers Hype RoboCop’s Return

It remains to be seen if remaking Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 RoboCop, an unassailable action classic, was a good idea — the smart money says it’s not — but director José Padilha and the rest seem sincere, and there’s some talent in front of the camera, including Gary Oldman and Jackie Earle Haley. If nothing else, at least this movie should remind people that the excellent Michael Keaton is still out there.

The first trailer is better, containing the most new footage — including badass Samuel L. Jackson in a shockingly ridiculous wig. The second is a cut-down version, but still has a couple of different (very brief) scenes.

It appears that Murphy’s wife (Abbie Cornish) is the one pressing Murphy to rediscover his humanity — the role played by his partner, Officer Lewis (Nancy Allen), in the original.

RoboCop opens Feb. 7.

New ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ Photos

A few more images from Captain America: The Winter Soldier have been released to either help tide us over until April 4, or to make the torture of the wait that much more exquisite…

Captain America: The Winter Soldier stars Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Frank Grillo and Robert Redford.

First Trailer From ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

Following the release earlier this week of the most majestic (and ass-kicking) teaser poster of 2013, we at last get a glimpse into the sequel to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger in spring’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I really like this clip because it seems to give a taste of what the movie will be like overall: Some character banter, some politics and a whole lot of jaw-dropping action. What I’m excited about is the film seems to treat Cap (Chris Evans) with the reverence he deserves.

It looks like the Black Widow will have a more significant role than originally rumored — but who’s going to complain about more Scarlett Johansson? We also got a glimpse of Anthony Mackie as both Sam Wilson and the Falcon in action! Of course Sam Jackson is Sam Jackson, but Robert Redford appears to fit right in as Alexander Pierce, the head of S.H.I.E.L.D.

I get more and more psyched for this movie the closer we get to April 2014.