Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that POKEMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU will arrive on Digital on July 23 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on August 6. The adorable pocket monsters maid their live-action big screen debut earlier this summer with a nice welcome from fans around the world. The special features boast fun behind the scenes extras, including an alternative opening, Detective Mode, multiple featurettes, audio commentary, and more! Check out all the details after the break!
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!
Joined by director Fumihiko Sori and actor Ryosuke Yamada, Anime Expo 2017 was host to the first full live-action trailer for Fullmetal Alchemist. The film adaptation to the beloved manga and popular anime series, this panel comes as the first ever live-action movie panel for Anime Expo. Fans were on their feet to see Yamada in the flesh who stars as the lead character, Edward Elric. Continue reading
The first official trailer for Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Blade Runner 2049’ has hit the scene, laying breadcrumbs teasing the bigger story. Continue reading
New trailer for ‘Annabelle: Creation’ introduces new origins and release date for ‘The Conjuring’ spin-off doll horror Continue reading
The world of replicants returns in the first trailer for ‘Blade Runner 2049’ starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford Continue reading
A teaser trailer has surfaced for the Japanese live-action film adaptation of the hit manga and anime series ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ Continue reading
Amidst all the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere hype this week, Warner Bros. has dropped the epic announcement trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. The brief teaser, which clocks in at just under two minutes, literally invites us to return to the wizarding world. For those of us who grew up on Harry Potter, it’s like our childhood is beckoning for us to come play once more.
The short snippet, which consists largely of titles and glimpses of the characters, still manages to pack in all the wonder and magic we expect from the Harry Potter franchise. The Fantastic Beasts teaser has on display the exceptional costuming of course, from Collin Farrell’s impeccable suit to Seraphina (Carmen Ejogo) and her elaborate get up. The signature sets continue the grand detail we are accustomed to as well, which are showcased in the Magical Congress of the United States of America courtroom scene.
However, the most noteworthy moment for me is the teaser’s score. From the moment it began, I felt chills as it set the tone better than any of the visuals. While the composer has not yet been confirmed, there are a few notes that echo “Hedwig’s Theme” composed by John Williams, which in my opinion played such a large role in constructing the Harry Potter universe.
So what does the Fantastic Beasts teaser tell us? That Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) has brought his mysterious case with him to the United States, and in it a collection of magical beasts. Unfortunately for Mr. Scamander, and the unsuspecting citizens of New York, he left the case open “just a smidge” thus releasing some of these fantastic beasts out into the world. And it will be up to Newt to return them back into the case. This is where we really get into meat of the plot, which revealed itself along with the character descriptions earlier last month.
To add to the conflict, the destruction from these beasts will likely cause tension among the wizards of New York and the no-maj (the term American wizards call muggles). Plus could it be we have another golden trio? Will Newt, Jacob (Dan Fogler), and Propentina (Katherine Waterson) live up to Harry, Ron, and Hermione?
- Seraphina’s stylist must be Effie Trinket, but she looks fab.
- Text transitions seem to have different animal fur/skin textures? Still no beasts though. Where are the beast?!
- Ohhh that Collin Farrell, so broody surrounded by the destruction.
- Eddie Redmayne is like an adorable golden retriever flopping about. Again, he could not be more perfect for this role.
- Where are the owls?
(Click on any thumbnail below to begin the image gallery)
Stay tuned for more updates, we will be sure to keep you informed on everything and anything related to the highly anticipated return to the wizarding world. Here’s the plot synopsis of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, courtesy of Warner Bros.:
Eccentric magizoologist Newt Scamander comes to New York with his trusty weathered case. This case is one of those way-way-way-bigger-on-the-inside magical devices, and within are expansive habitats for a collection of rare and endangered magical creatures from Newt’s travels around globe. He discovers the American wizarding community is fearfully hiding from Muggles and the threat of public exposure is an even graver concern than in the UK. Fantastic Beasts is the story of what happens when this uniquely skilled English wizard travels to wiz-phobic America and a variety of his creatures, some quite dangerous… get out of their case.
Directed by David Yates, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Samantha Morton, Ezra Miller, Colin Farrell, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Jenn Murray, Jon Voight, and Ron Perlman. The film is set to arrive in theaters on November 18, 2016.
Source: Warner Bros.
No one would blame you if you missed the new Batman v Superman teaser that aired during Gotham this evening – the series is a painstakingly hollow reminder that there is better Batman content in this world. So for those of us who did not tune into Fox, Warner Bros. was kind enough to upload the video to the Internet; as one would to get their content seen. Just a sneak peek of what’s to come, this short 50-second teaser sets the tone of one of the biggest cinematic showdowns in history.
If the brooding shown in the Batman v Superman teaser wasn’t enough, this short clip of the Dark Knight facing off against the Big Blue Boy Scout only serves as a prologue to the second official trailer, which will have its worldwide premiere during Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, December 2 at 11:35/10:35 pm CST.
It’s hard to get a read on the situation between the two DC titans without context. From what I can gather, based on the previous trailer we’ve seen, Batman (Ben Affleck) is captured by Superman’s SWAT team and then taken to Supe’s (Henry Cavill) underground lair. Why Superman is so pissed off at Batman we’ll have to wait and see. Maybe Clark and Bruce have a kinship and he feels betrayed. What will this big unmasking mean for the two heroes? And who are the Superman loyalists in riot gear?
There hasn’t been an official plot synopsis released for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice yet, but we can surmise, based on the Comic-Con trailer, that Batman is really pissed at Superman and sees him as a threat to humanity. There’s also Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) who is scheming per usual, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) shows up for some reason, and Zod’s body is in a plastic bag. Cool?
I’m still not entirely impressed with the whole confrontation. My inner fanboy should be geeking out hard, but because Warner Bros. hasn’t built up the mythos of their DC Cinematic Universe I don’t have any f*cks to give. If Zack Snyder and Co. can establish a good argument as to why the Batman needs to take down Superman along with setting up Affleck’s iteration of Bruce Wayne, all within this one movie, I will be greatly impressed.
I think my feelings about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice can be summed up best in LEGO Batman’s hit song, “Untitled Self Portrait”:
THE OPPOSITE OF LIGHT!!!
IN THE BASEMENT
MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
BLACKED OUT WINDOWS
(Click on any thumbnail below to begin the image gallery)
Directed by Zack Snyder, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice stars Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne aka Batman, Henry Cavill as Superman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince aka Wonder Woman, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Ezra Miller as Barry Allen aka The Flash, Jason Mmoa as Arthur Curry aka Aquaman, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone aka Cyborg, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and Diane Lane as Martha Kent. The movie is set to release in theaters on March 25, 2016.
Source: Warner Bros.
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.
Source: Warner Bros.