Peter Jackson took to the interwebs to usher in Tolkien Week - currently underway, natch - announcing a new trailer for December's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey that will drop Wednesday the 19th. (Mark your calendars, wizards!) And for good measure, USA Today debuted a new batch of exclusive Hobbit pics for your viewing pleasure. Gollum is ready for his close-up.
You guys: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 is exactly one month away, which means two things: Twi-hards, rest up those vocal chords, and everyone else, stock up on earplugs. Because come November 18, the shrieking will reach a fever pitch across the land. Summit sent out a batch of new images today to stoke the fan fire, which includes looks at the wedding, the happy couple, a dreamy Taylor Lautner glamour shot ("Abduction who? Let's get back to Jacob Black," his smoldering gaze screams), and some serious lumberjack skills.
I Melt With You, Mark Pellington's dark -- and I mean way dark -- meditation on midlife crises and male bonding, proved to be decidedly difficult stuff for many critics Sundance Film Festival debut last January. Back then I wrote in favor of giving its existential punk romanticism a chance to make its case (especially if you're a fan of folks like Jeremy Piven, who turns in a great face-melting performance). You'll finally get your chance to weigh in on the IMWY debate this fall as the film makes its way to VOD and limited theatrical release; get in the spirit with three new stills that highlight the trajectory of Thomas Jane, Rob Lowe, Christian McKay, and Piven's bromantic weekend of horrors.
Josh Hartnett, Gackt, and More Navigate the Hyper-Stylized Samurai Wild West in Fantasy Mash-Up Bunraku
A hyper-stylized, genre-mashing fantasy actioner involving cowboys, samurai, and an axe-wielding Ron Perlman with dreadlocks isn't exactly what you might have imagined in a film with a title like Bunraku, named for an obscure, 300-year-old form of Japanese puppet theater rarely performed these days. But that's the film director Guy Moshe made -- starring Josh Hartnett, Demi Moore, Woody Harrelson (Indecent Proposal reunion!), and Kevin McKidd as a dapper, Fred Astaire-like cold-blooded killer, no less -- and you've got to give him credit for his ballsy vision.
Though a U.S. release date has yet to be set, Twi-hards are already squeeing with anticipation for Robert Pattinson's period adaptation Bel Ami, in which the Twilight star plays a turn of the century dandy sleeping his way through the ranks of Parisian high society. Which means he gets up close and personal (and hot and heavy and between the sheets) with pretty much every woman in sight, as seen in a new batch of pics that have surfaced online.
Hot on the heels of yesterday's mysterious Breaking Dawn cast poster (as we reported, it's not the official movie poster but licensee key art from NECA, so rest easy) comes a brand spanking new synopsis and set of nine hi-res images from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 1, which will set Twi-hard hearts aflutter with its focus on romance, passion, and babymaking. Dive in!
Pixar watchers and action fans alike were waiting to see what Oscar-winning animation veteran Brad Bird might do with the reins to the Mission: Impossible franchise, and the first wave of promo materials offers an answer: Pretty much what anyone would do with a slick, globe-trotting, high-octane Tom Cruise vehicle. Can we find greater detail in the first batch of stills from Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol?
More Breaking Dawn images have hit the web, you ask? Well, kind of; EW's snagged exclusive peeks at the classic, chic wedding dress Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) will wear in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn. Oops, spoiler alert: Bella Swan gets married in Breaking Dawn. And then more stuff happens, the repercussions of which are also highlighted in a second new peek after the jump.