Movie Exclusive – Official First Trailer for “The Giver” Starring Jeff Bridges and Brenton Thwaites

The first official trailer for the highly awaited adaptation of Lois Lowry’s The Giver has officially been released! This exclusive trailer shows the expansive dystopian and futuristic world that director Philip Noyce and actor Jeff Bridges worked so hard to bring to the silver screen. Additionally, it gives us our first look at Bridges and Brenton Thwaites as their iconic characters.

When working to get this story on film, Bridges wanted his father to play the role of The Giver. Unfortunately, his father has since passed away and things on the production had to be changed. In the stead of his father, Bridges took on the role and is acting as a producer on the film as well.

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Here is an official synopsis for The Giver (via Goodreads): “Jonas’ world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear or pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the Community. When Jonas turns twelve, he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back.”

The Giver also stars Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgård, Taylor Swift, Cameron Monaghan, Odeya Rush, and Emma Tremblay. What do you think of this new trailer? Are you looking forward to seeing this movie when it finally hits theaters on August 15?

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Sources: YouTubeGoodreads, and IMDb

Movie Exclusive – First Official Trailer for “The Maze Runner”

20th Century Fox has been working on getting an adaptation of James Dashner’s, The Maze Runner, to the silver screen. Fans of the young adult series will be very excited to know that the first official trailer for this anticipated adaptation has finally been released!

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The first trailer gives us a close look at the dystopian world the story is set in and an introduction to the major characters. The Maze Runner follows Thomas (Dylan O’Brien), who finds himself in a closed off community with a group of boys his age.

Thomas also discovers later on that his memory was erased before being placed in “the glade.” He must join the forces of “runners” to try and find a way out of the glade and to figure out the truth behind the situation they are in.

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The Maze Runner is directed by Wes Ball and has quite a talented young cast that also includes Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario, Patricia Clarkson, Aml Ameen, Jacob Latimore, Ki Hong Lee, Don McManus, Chris Sheffield, Blake Cooper, Joe Adler, and Dexter Darden.

What do you think of this new trailer? Are you a fan of James Dashner’s novels? Are you looking forward to this movie hitting theaters on September 19, 2014? What do you think of the young and talented cast behind this project?

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Source: YouTube and IMDbPro

Movie Exclusive – First Trailer for James Brown Biopic “Get On Up”

Director Tate Taylor gained critical acclaim for his 2011 film, The Help, and it looks like he has another powerful film under his belt. Collider has shared the first trailer for Taylor’s next directorial adventure, a James Brown biopic entitled Get On Up.

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The cast behind this film includes Chadwick Boseman, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Dan Aykroyd, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, and Jill Scott. This is Boseman’s second time portraying a historical icon as he also recently played Jackie Robinson in last year’s 42.

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Image via Collider

Here is an official synopsis for Get On Up (via Apple Movie Trailers):

“In his follow-up to the four-time Academy Award®-nominated blockbuster The Help, Tate Taylor directs 42’s Chadwick Boseman as James Brown in Get on Up.  Based on the incredible life story of the Godfather of Soul, the film will give a fearless look inside the music, moves and moods of Brown, taking audiences on the journey from his impoverished childhood to his evolution into one of the most influential figures of the 20th century.  Boseman is joined in the drama by Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott and Dan Aykroyd.”

What do you think of this new trailer? Would you be interested in seeing Get On Up when it hits theaters on August 1, 2014? Do you think this film could be an Oscar contender next year?

Sources: Collider, YouTube, and Apple Movie Trailers

Movie Exclusive – First Official Teaser Trailer for “Annie” Remake

The first official teaser trailer for the Annie remake starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz and Rose Byrne has been released!

In this new teaser, we get to see some of the subtle changes that have been made to the story and the overall feel of the updated music. We also get our first look at some of the major dance numbers that will be featured throughout the film.

Originally the awaited movie musical was going to be released December 25, 2014. However, the release date was changed to an earlier date and it will now hit theaters on December 19, 2014.

What do you think of tis first official trailer? Do you like the updated feel of the classic musical? Are you looking forward to seeing the movie when it hits theaters? What do you think of the cast behind this Annie reboot?

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Source: YouTube

Movie Exclusive – New Full Length Trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s “Noah”

A thrilling and action-packed new trailer has been released for the Darren Aronofsky-directed adventure, Noah. This trailer shows some footage that has already been released in previous trailers. We do, however, get a deeper look at the ark and the animals that join Noah and his family. Plus, we get a closer glimpse at the flood event.

Photo by Niko Tavernise for Paramount Pictures (via IMDb)
Photo by Niko Tavernise for Paramount Pictures (via IMDb)

Although Noah is based off of the classic biblical story of Noah’s Ark, it is going to focus in on details of the story and have a more gritty and realistic feel to it. The overall purpose of the ark will be slightly different and it will not be used to travel. Instead, the ark will simply be used to stay safe during the major weather event. Watch the exhilarating new trailer below:

Noah has quite an extensive cast and stars Russell Crowe, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, and Anthony Hopkins. Plus, actors Douglas Booth, Kevin Durand, Martin Csokas, Mark Margolis, Sami Gayle, and Madison Davenport also star in this epic.

What do you think of this new trailer? Are you interested in seeing Noah when it hits theaters on March 28, 2014?

Photo by Niko Tavernise for Paramount Pictures (via IMDb)
Photo by Niko Tavernise for Paramount Pictures (via IMDb)

Sources: YouTube, Collider and IMDbPro

First Look – Exclusive Trailer and New Images from “Guardians of the Galaxy”

Marvel’s production company has been working with Walt Disney Studios to get a highly awaited adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy comic books onto the silver screen.

The film has an incredible cast that includes Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Benicio Del Toro, and Lee Pace. Plus, actors John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, Michael Rooker, Djimon Hounsou, and Peter Serafinowicz are also all members of the extensive cast.

Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (image via Collider)
Chris Pratt as Peter Quill (image via Collider)

Just yesterday, the first official trailer was released and Collider shared some terrific new images as well. The trailer gives us a nice introduction to the characters and gives us an expansive look at the world director James Gunn has created.

Overall, the tone of the trailer is very comedic and it looks like this is going to be a hilarious and action-packed film that audiences will enjoy. Guardians of the Galaxy hits theaters this summer on August 1, 2014. Watch the trailer and take a look at some of the first images below:

(Image via Collider)
(Image via Collider)

What do you think of this new trailer? Would you have had like to seen more of the storyline rather than character introductions? Are you looking forward to Guardians of the Galaxy being out in theaters?

Sources: Collider (Image post #1), Collider (Image post #2), YouTube, and IMDbPro

Movie Exclusive – Full-Length Trailer Released for “Pompeii”

A fantastic full-length trailer for director and producer Paul W.S. Anderson’s Pompeii has been released. This exhilarating new trailer gives us a deeper look at the Mount Vesuvius drama.

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Pompeii is set in 79 A.D. and follows Milo (Kit Harington), a slave who is forced to fight as a gladiator. However, his journey is quite intense as he faces adversity and challenges along the way.

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He falls in love with Cassia (Emily Browning), a daughter of a wealthy merchant who is being forced to marry a corrupt Roman Senator. Milo and Cassia must find a way to save each other from their fates. Mount Vesuvius begins to erupt and Milo must save his beloved home of Pompeii and Cassia. 

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This trailer showcases the stunning sets and the unique period world that Anderson and his production team has created. Plus, we get detailed looks at gorgeous costume and hair pieces.

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Pompeii also stars Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Paz Vega, Jessica Lucas, and Jared Harris. Are you interested in seeing Pompeii when it hits theaters on February 21, 2014? What do you think of this new trailer? What do you think of the cast involved in this project?

 Watch the trailer below:

Sources: IMDbPro and YouTube