Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that SHAZAM! will arrive on Digital on July 2 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on July 16. Scoring a high 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, the home entertainment release boasts a ton of special features, including multiple featurettes, an exclusive motion comic, deleted scenes, a gag reel, and more. Check out all the details after the break!
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Warner Bros. is not going home because they are aiming big with Central Intelligence. The first teaser trailer proves there’s nothing small about teaming up the larger than life action star Dwayne Johnson (Furious 7; San Andreas; Hercules) with the widely popular comedian actor Kevin Hart (Think Like a Man Too; Grudge Match). Expectations for success should be high with this dynamic duo, but the film may flounder when they go up against Finding Dory in the same weekend next summer.
Marketing teams are becoming wise beyond their years. Using the last names of Hart and Johnson not only for the purpose of size jokes but also capitalizing on the fact that they can stand in for body parts too. Revolutionary. Genius. Beyond being blown away by this revelatory discovery, the Central Intelligence teaser is pretty funny. The story isn’t quite revealed, but the concept with these two actors has my interest.
Dwayne Johnson is a solid action star, but when you toss him into a comedy like this his performance only heightens thanks to his WWE roots. Kevin Hart, on the other hand, recently can’t seem to shed his funny man sidekick typecast i.e. Ride Along, Get Hard, The Wedding Ringer, and About Last night. His performances and comedic timing are great, but I wish he would step into more roles outside this comfort zone.
Director Rawson Marshall Thurber’s We’re the Millers is surprisingly delightful despite its faults and Dodgeball is hysterically smart. Central Intelligence definitely brings in his meta sensibility with dialogue and action that seemingly understands it’s an action-comedy. This is the first feature film screenplay from Ike Barinholtz who is known best for writing and starring in Mad TV. He penned Central Intelligence with his writing partner David Stassen – both have written episodes for The Mindy Project. So there’s a lot of funny guys behind this action comedy that should make for a good time at the cinemas.
And if Central Intelligence ends up being a flop, we can at least have this nice image to walk away with:
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Central Intelligence, courtesy of Warner Bros.:
The story follows a one-time bullied geek who grew up to be a lethal CIA agent (Johnson), coming home for his high school reunion. Claiming to be on a top-secret case, he enlists the help of the former “big man on campus” (Hart), now an accountant who misses his glory days. But before the staid numbers-cruncher realizes what he’s getting into, it’s too late to get out, as his increasingly unpredictable new friend drags him through a world of shoot-outs, double-crosses and espionage that could get them both killed in more ways than he can count.
Directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, Central Intelligence stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Amy Ryan, Danielle Nicolet, Bobby Brown, and Aaron Paul. The film hits theaters on June 17, 2016.
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I didn’t know how badly I needed this movie until the trailer fell into my lap. As a newly single twenty something myself, the How to Be Single teaser could not be more relatable – and I know I’m not the only one who believes this. Based on the novel of the same name written by Liz Tuccillo, Rebel Wilson takes center stage in her first leading role alongside Fifty Shades of Grey’s Dakota Johnson; something I’ve been looking forward to since she arrived on the scene in such female powerhouse films like Pitch Perfect and Bridesmaids.
In the How to be Single teaser we are introduced to Robin (Rebel Wilson), who is mentoring Alice (Dakota Johnson) as a newly single woman. Alice, still reeling from her breakup, is finding that the struggle is real to be single. She doesn’t know how to talk to guys, when it’s appropriate to use emojis, and essentially how to play the dating game. We’re given glimpses of a few other characters, like Alison Brie and Jake Lacey, but the teaser really focuses on Robin and her dynamic with the completely clueless Alice. It does lean heavily on Rebel Wilson and a few quick vagina jokes, but I am really rooting for this one. The moment where she poked fun at Alice “reflecting” is excellent and I was really feeling their choice of songs; “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony has been stuck in my head for a week.
This teaser definitely screams chick-flick – something I am totally okay with – but I am wondering if we will get some male insight? Who are these other “lonely hearts,” and will we see their dilemmas explored or will the focus remain heavy on Rebel Wilson and Dakota Johnson? Are we going to get more Alison Brie?!
I know this is a rom-com, and you typically can’t expect too much from these, but this is a plight that I feel is so relevant. You come out of a long relationship and suddenly there’s Tinder, you can’t respond to text in a certain amount of time and he liked your Instagram picture, but hasn’t texted back?! The whole thing, when you step back, seems completely ridiculous and here is the movie to poke fun at it. I hope it mirrors back what I’ve seen and been frustrated with. I hope it allows us to all have a few laughs and a collective sigh of relief that we aren’t the only ones floundering with how much of a game dating has become. Whether this film can do that remains to be seen, but I’m feeling good about this teaser.
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Here’s the official plot synopsis for How to Be Single, courtesy of Warner Bros.:
There’s a right way to be single, a wrong way to be single, and then…there’s Alice. And Robin. Lucy. Meg. Tom. David. New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, be it a love connection, a hook-up, or something in the middle. And somewhere between the teasing texts and one-night stands, what these unmarrieds all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love. Sleeping around in the city that never sleeps was never so much fun.
Directed by Christian Ditter, How to Be Single stars Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Alison Brie, Leslie Mann, Damon Wayans Jr., Nicholas Braun, Anders Holm, Lily Collins, Jake Lacy, and Jason Mantzoukas. The film hits theaters on February 12, 2016. So if you are single on Valentine’s day, book this one with your girlfriends.
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Sometimes you watch a movie trailer and you just can’t even. The latest reveal for the upcoming disaster flick, San Andreas, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, has my eyes rolling faster than Snoop Dogg on 4/20. Since the first trailer had just one line of dialogue given by Paul Giamatti, this new footage brings a little more context as to what we can expect from the film, which looks pretty much like your standard cataclysmic event movie. Check out the trailer for San Andreas as well as screenshots from the film after the break. Continue reading
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for their upcoming female-driven, summer comedy Hot Pursuit. Directed by Anne Fletcher (Step Up; The Proposal; 27 Dresses), the movie sees Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line; Wild) running from the cartel to ensure the safety of Sofía Vergara (Modern Family) to bring her in for protective custody. TV writers David Feeney (New Girl; According to Jim) and John Quaintance (Joey; Whitney) penned the screenplay, which will hit theaters on May 8. You can watch the trailer and check out the screenshots after the jump. Continue reading
The final trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies continues to build the plight of Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and his quest for glory. If you’re looking for a movie this holiday season that has nothing to do with its title character, you’re in luck! There are no Hobbits in these parts, best be looking somewhere else. Check out the trailer after the break. Continue reading
After making a huge splash at Comic-Con this past weekend, Warner Bros. has released its first trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. You’re getting pretty much the same content from the comfort of your own home or desk, but without having to wait in line for hours on end. Will Peter Jackson’s final film in The Hobbit trilogy come to a satisfying conclusion? See for yourself after the break. Continue reading
In anticipation for their Comic-Con panel on Saturday for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, Warner Bros. has released an exclusive SDCC poster. Featuring the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) hovering over Lake-own, there is only one man standing between him and total destruction, Bard (Luke Evans). Check out the full poster after the break. Continue reading
Annabelle, the frightening doll that was featured in the prologue of The Conjuring is looking to make her big screen debut this October. The first teaser trailer released earlier today and we discover the origins of how she came to be. If you don’t want to be spoiled, turn back now, otherwise you can catch the short teaser after the jump. Continue reading