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Ad Astra: New Trailer For Searing Sci-Fi Drama Starring Brad Pitt

20th Century Fox and Walt Disney Pictures have released the full official trailer for the Brad Pitt sci-fi drama Ad Astra. Directed by James Gray, the film is being described as Heart of Darkness in outer space and this long-awaited space drama hits theaters in September after numerous delays because of the movie’s extensive post-production.

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood: Official Trailer For Tarantino’s Latest Epic Starring DiCaprio, Pitt, and Robbie

Sony has released the official trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s star-studded ensemble film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The film tells the story of stars Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio’s respective characters, Cliff Booth and Rick Dalton, as they try and navigate an evolving Los Angeles as the city and its starry inhabitants enter the early 1970s.

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Once Upon A Time In Hollywood: First Trailer and Poster for Tarantino’s Latest

Sony has released the first teaser trailer for Quentin Tarantino’s highly anticipated new film, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Starring Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio, the film is set in 1969 Los Angeles during the Manson Family murders and tells the story of television actor Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his stunt double Cliff Booth (Pitt) as they try to get involved in the film industry.

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’12 Monkeys’ Looks To Jump To Small Screen For SyFy

SyFy just got a little bit more…Science Fictiony. Anyways, remember that great, underrated Terry Gilliam movie 12 Monkeys? If not, go watch it, it’s pretty darn fantastic. If so, guess what? They want to make it a series and according to the Hollywood Reporter, SyFy has officially ordered a pilot for the movie turned television show to see if they can make it happen on the cable channel.

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SyFy was actually initially thinking of throwing all the eggs into one basket and ordering the whole season but decided to see how the pilot works out first. The project initially was being developed about a month ago and apparently the pilot treatment came out so well that production will be ramping up to start filming by November. Behind it are producers Charles Roven and Richard Suckle, who helped produce the original film, as they made the pitch to the cable network and will be the executive producers behind the pilot. Nikita and Terra Nova writers Terry Matalas and Travis Fickett are writing the hour long pilot script as well.

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SyFy has been jumping all over the original scripted series train after the success of the risky Defiance series. They also have pilot orders for High Noon from Pushing Daisies’ Bryan Fuller, Rewind and a series order for Helix, which will all launch in 2014. No word on the involvement from original collaborators and actors Terry Gilliam, Bruce Willis and Brad Pitt but considering it’s television, it’s very unlikely they they will be involved in a creative or acting capacity. No word either on what the plot would be but it’s an interesting concept and echoing one Brian Kronner in saying that the best television series are cable shows, the potential is definitely there for something riveting and thought provoking. Yes, even from the network that brought you Sharknado. Which was awesome so yes, the bar is high for 12 Monkeys.

’12 Years a Slave Trailer’: Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen Team Up Once Again

The first trailer for 12 Years a Slave has arrived and let’s just say, this movie looks amazing.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, who has been at the top of many people’s list for Black Panther (speaking of, have you checked out our Justice League Casting Couch?), stars as Solomon Northrup. Based on his own memoirs of the same name, the film follows Northrup’s journey from being a freed man living in New York to being tricked by a fake job offer and sold into slavery.

If that’s not the crappiest thing that could happen to a person, I don’t know what is.

Joining Ejiofor is a star-studded cast including Brad Pitt, Alfre Woodard, Michael K. Williams (Chalky White in Boardwalk Empire), Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, and Michael Fassbender.

12 Years a Slave marks the third time Michael Fassbender and director Steve McQueen have worked together. McQueen has been nominated and won many awards for his previous work but with this cast combined with a premiere date of December 26th, it appears as McQueen and company might be gunning for the big prize come Oscar time.

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First Official World War Z Trailer

Well, it happened.  It’s finally here.  Our beloved Max Brooks, author of best selling classics The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z has been adapted to film. The first official trailer for World War Z starring Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos was released today, and it is nothing short of intense.  I have never seen so many bodies stacked on top of each other before.  The trailer gave us some truly stunning visuals of panic that I’ve never imagined. Due out next summer, will it be in time or will the zombie craze have starved itself by then?  My projection is that it will be a delicious treat.

I loved seeing the first trailer of a zombie inspired film without having truly received a great image of the antagonist.  I compare it to the build up of when Jaws finally pops out of the water.  Considering this is the first trailer and the film isn’t due out until next summer, this was a great reveal.  We have been enticed, but there is still much awaiting the audience.

There are two different types of zombies as I classify them.  There is the Romero, and the Boyle.  The Romero is slow moving with poor motor skills and possesses its greatest strength only when accompanied by numbers.  Then there is the Boyle, an energized take on the classic zombie that appears to be fueled by the crazed fires of hell.  We’ve seen this type represented as the newer generation in such modern classics as the 2004 Dawn of the Dead remake, and the 28 Days/Weeks Later series.

It appears World War Z is utilizing the latter to create a truly action packed, ride of suspense and excitement.  I feel it’s a good direction when all things considered, the zombie genre has been beat to death in the past ten years.  This trailer presents the sheer panic of numbers with the intense violence of the Boyle zombie.

When considering if the film is landing too late, I would have to say no.  For one, its got Brad Pitt.  Two, its got Brad Pitt.  And three, there are lunatic fanatics such as myself that would even sit through trash like Survival of the Dead because it has Romero’s name on it.  Zombie flicks are like the Field of Dreams.  “If you build it, they will come.”  So far, I can’t tell how closely the film adaptation will follow the literary excellence of Brooks, but that can only be concluded upon actually seeing it.  What I can guarantee is that Brooks is a great place to start when it comes to great zombie story telling.

2012 Oscar Nominations are Out! Cue the Fart Sounds!

Today around 8:30 am Eastern time, the 2012 Academy Award Nominations were announced by the lovely Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique Jr.) and some old guy I did not want to research his name or title on.

With that, talking to the good Dr. Kronner, I think on my end, it basically ended in a few shrugs. He was bit more incensed because his beloved Fast Five [LIES!] was not nominated because the Academy does not recognize ‘general public movies’. The list is typical with the favorites (The Artist, The Descendants) while a few pleasant surprises entered in (seriously, go watch A Better Life and Demián Bichir’s performance) and then a few what-whats?! (see: 9/11 movie I refuse to mention).

Martin Scorcese’s Hugo leads the way with 11 noms, followed by the movie no one wants the see that everyone should see – The Artist with 10 nominations. I am sure there will be a post on what we all thing got snubbed (where the crap is Drive?), and who does not belong (according to the good Doctor, Bridesmaids doesn’t deserve to be part of the party, so debate away) so I will not go into major detail about those. All I know is there is a reason for the comments section below so have it…

With that, I have your nominees for the 2012 Oscars on February 26th via EW because I like copy & paste:

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