Month: March 2013

Hummingbird Trailer – Statham and the power of a Combover

Maybe it’s the legacy of the Transporter movies or the realm of B-grade actioners they roam in but Jason Statham movies just dont get the respect they deserve. Apart from some serious action set pieces, he really seeks out exciting film makers to work with, trying to do something different in every movie, even though there is a point where he will drive a call and kick ass whilst wearing a suit. But hey, if it can work for Bond, why not for the Statham.

This time he teams up with Steven Knight, making his debut as a director after writing Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things as like those 2 movies, Hummingbird seems to have it’s feet planted in London’s seedy underbelly.

 

Here is the new Trailer for Hummingbird.

Starring Jason Statham (Parker, Safe, Killer Elite, The Expendables, Crank, Bank Job, Transporter), with BAFTA award winner Vicky McClure, Agata Buzek and Benedict Wong (Prometheus), Hummingbird marks the directorial debut of Oscar® nominated screenwriter Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Dirty Pretty Things), from his own original screenplay.

 

Living homeless after going on the run from a military court-martial, Joey Jones (Statham) is a damaged ex-special forces soldier trapped in London’s criminal underworld. But when opportunity enables him to assume another man’s identity, he is transformed into an avenging angel.

 

A brutal, and yet surprisingly tender, thriller, Hummingbird is released in cinemas on 17th May 2013 from Lionsgate UK.

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Commando First Poster + New Videos

Seems like the producers of Commando are finally seeing what everyone already saw in Force. Vidyut Jamwal is awesome!

I feel we should have a weekly post just praising the guy, and with the release just a couple of weeks away, Vipul Shah and team are finally throwing their support behind the movie with some marketing material that defintely looks like it has been prepared after the first trailer went viral.

We now have a ton of new song promos, behind the scenes footage of the action, and even a new poster!

 

 


I still think it’s a shame that the stunts seem to be the same every time and rehashes of Tony Jaa with different settings, and I have no faith in the abilities of former model Pooja Chopra.

It’s all about our man Vidyut!

Ps We spoke to him just before Force on a podcast, so check if out if you havent yet by cliking here! (Upodcast talks to Vidyut Jamwal)

Commando releases 12th of April

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The Wolverine- New Images

Being a huge fan of the X-men comics as well as Hugh Jackman as an actor, his 2009 solo outing X-Men Origins: Wolverine was such a disspointing movie that I quite watching anything with Jackman in it (except for Real Steel but I choose to forget that).

Having learned their lesson and Jackman showing some real affection for the character, they have roped in James Mangold for the sequel as well as set in fan favorite Japan- based adventrues of Logan.

Releasing this summer, we have some exclusive images and it already looks better than anything we saw before, although the CGI claws still look a bit iffy!

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, The Wolverine finds Logan, the eternal warrior and outsider, in Japan. There, samurai steel will clash with adamantium claw as Logan confronts a mysterious figure from his past in an epic battle that will leave him forever changed.

Cast: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee and Tao Okamoto

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Identity Thief New Clips

Already released in the US, the Jason Bateman- Melissa McCarthy comedy of errors Identity Thief releases in the UK, the 22nd of March, and we got our hands on some new clips from the movie.

Director Seth Gordon has been directing quite a bit of TV comedy and has had some success with last year’s Horrible Bosses but his claim to fame is still the awesome Donkey Kong documentary The King Of Kong.

Horrible Bosses had quite a few laughs and a good premise but overall it just didnt come together, looking at the reviews Identity Thief has gotten in the US, we might be facing some similar problems with this one.

Even so, the clips are quite funny and who doesn’t love the casting of Bateman and McCarthy?

 


Here is the Synopsis:

Horrible Bosses’ Jason Bateman and Bridesmaids’ Melissa McCarthy lead the cast of Identity Thief, an all-star comedy in which a regular guy is forced to extreme measures to clear his name.  With everything to lose after his identity is stolen, he’ll find out how crazed you can get trying to settle a bad credit score. 
Unlimited funds have allowed Diana (McCarthy) to live it up on the outskirts of Miami, where the queen of retail buys whatever strikes her fancy.  There’s only one glitch: The ID she’s using to finance these sprees reads “Sandy Bigelow Patterson”…. and it belongs to an accounts rep (Bateman) who lives halfway across the U.S. 
With only one week to hunt down the con artist before his world implodes, the real Sandy Bigelow Patterson heads south to confront the woman with an all-access pass to his life.  And as he attempts to bribe, coax and wrangle her the 2,000 miles to Denver, one easy target will discover just how tough it is to get your name back.
Directed by Horrible Bosses’ Seth Gordon, Identity Thief is produced by Scott Stuber (Ted), Bateman and Pamela Abdy (upcoming 47 Ronin).  The comedy co-stars Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick and Eric Stonestreet.
Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick, Eric Stonestreet

Release Date: March 22 2013
Certificate: 15
Running Time: 111 mins
Director: Seth Gordon
Cast: Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Favreau, Amanda Peet, Tip “T.I.” Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Morris Chestnut, John Cho, Robert Patrick

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Aurangzeb First Look

Seems like Yash Raj has been sitting on these promo shots of Arjun Kapoor’s Aurangzeb for a while, Arjun seems to have Arshad Warsi’s hair from Tere Mere Sapne, but banking on the buzz for Gunday this might be the best possible time to tease the audience and get an intern to dust up the ‘ole photoshoppe.

I’m still not entirely sold on Arjun Kapoor after Ishaqzaade, Parineeti was the one to watch in that one and Ranvir will probably eat him up in Gunday but being a Kapoor scion, he’s bagged quite a few offers so let’s keep our fingers crossed.

The Synopsis looks pretty generic but he is backed up by a pretty good supporting cast.

“Gurgaon 2013.

A family of policemen…

A family of gangsters…

To bring down a criminal, the law will have to think like a criminal!

This summer, there will be only 1 Emperor…

Directed by Atul Sabharwal and produced by Aditya Chopra, AURANGZEB stars Arjun Kapoor, in a double role, along with Prithviraj, in lead roles in this intriguing and gripping drama. The film boasts of an enviable and dynamic ensemble star cast of Rishi Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Sikandar Kher, Amrita Singh, Deepti Naval, Tanvi Azmi, Swara Bhaskar and also launches Sasha Aagha.”

Aurangzeg (or Orange Seb as I’ll be calling it) releases 17th of May.

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Hunger Games Catching Fire: new artwork and posters

 Upodcasting are pleased to present five stunning new character banners for the upcoming release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The posters feature Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks), Caesar Flickerman (Stanley Tucci), Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), Cinna (Lenny Kravitz) and the symbol of revolution herself, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence).

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.

 

THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE is released in the UK on 22 November 2013 by Lionsgate.

The Hangover 3 Teaser Trailer

The beard versus the Chinaman

The latest instalment of booze-fulled mayhem and its after-effects is here!  Directed by Todd Phillips and starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha, Ken Jeong & John Goodman, The Hangover III is released May 24th.

This time, there’s no wedding and no bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? When the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.

Check out the trailer below!

 

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