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March Movie Preview: Trailers

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The third month of the year is upon us, we are out of the winter slump and headed for a spring of BIG and EXCITING movies. Check out the films in theatres this month.

1. Non-Stop

While technically released on the last day of February, this film still makes the cut because it’s playing in theatres during the first week of March. Plus, action-thriller-mystery mid-flight on an airplane, I’m all up for it. The film stars Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore and Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey) and the synopsis reads as follows –

An air marshal springs into action during a transatlantic flight after receiving a series of text messages that put his fellow passengers at risk unless the airline transfers $150 million into an off-shore account.

Check out the trailer below, which also reminds us of a certain Jodie Foster film, Flightplan, but nonetheless looks exciting and full of action.

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2. 300: Rise of An Empire

The much awaited sequel to 2006’s blockbuster 300 releases on March 7, 2014, with Lena Headey and Rodrigo Santoro reprising their roles as Queen Gorgo and Xerxes respectively while adding Eva Green, Jack O’Connell and Sullivan Stapleton to the rosters. The film’s synopsis reads –

Greek general Themistokles leads the charge against invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Check out the trailer below, which is reminiscent of the action and cinematography that made it’s predecessor a hit.

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3. Need for Speed

Remember when we posted about the first trailer for this film back in Septembe – yes, we are THAT excited for this film adaptation of the popular video game series. The film releases on March 14, 2014 and stars Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton. The film’s synopsis reads as follows –

Fresh from prison, a street racer who was framed by a wealthy business associate joins a cross country race with revenge in mind. His ex-partner, learning of the plan, places a massive bounty on his head as the race begins.

Check out the trailer below, filled with high speed car chases and action sequences and the film will hopefully go on to become a successful franchise.

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4. Divergent

We’ve been covering the upcoming film adaptation for the last few months and the release is finally upon us! Out on March 21, 2014, the film stars Shailene Woodley and Theo James in leading roles as well as Kate Winslet, Ashley Judd, Ansel Elgort, Miles Teller and Zoe Kravitz in supporting roles. The film’s synopsis reads as follows –

In a world divided by factions based on virtues, Tris learns she’s Divergent and won’t fit in. When she discovers a plot to destroy Divergents, Tris and the mysterious Four must find out what makes Divergents dangerous before it’s too late.

Check out the trailer below, which mirrors the book VERY closely, a recipe for any book-to-film adaptation’s success. In fact, the studio is so sure about the success of the film, that they’ve set release dates for the sequels Insurgent (March 20, 2015) and Allegiant (March 18, 2016) and has hired Oscar winner Akiva Goldsman to work on a previously drafted version of the script for the sequel.

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5. Noah

This take on the Biblical prophet, Noah, releases on March 28, 2014 and stars Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Hopkins along with young and rising stars (and certain to attract younger audiences) Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Douglas Booth. The synopsis for the film reads –

The Biblical Noah suffers visions of an apocalyptic deluge and takes measures to protect his family from the coming flood.

The film has faced some controversy due to religious groups resulting in the producers adding an “explanatory note” stating that artistic license was taken in the making of the film. The trailer, however, promises a mixture of epic, period film with disaster movie thrown together and at the very least, offers a few hours of entertainment. Check out the trailer below –

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6. The Raid 2

The sequel to the hit 2011 Indonesian action movie The Raid: Redemption, the film has Iko Uwais returning as Rama on March 28, 2014 in a limited release in North America. Originally titled “The Raid 2: Berandal”, the synopsis of the film reads as –

Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force

Check out the action packed trailer below that promises more punches, gunshots and blood spilling, and if you haven’t watched the first film yet, watch it NOW – you won’t be disappointed.

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Which films are you excited to watch in March?

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New Trailer: “The Fault In Our Stars”

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ERMAGAD! The trailer for The Fault in our Stars, after being leaked earlier this week, is finally here in all its HD glory, though still a little earlier than previously anticipated. Watch it below and keep a tissue box handy. Also, spoilers ahead [seriously, read the book].

After a long wait, as the fans grew increasingly impatient and John Green became quite vocal about his situation …

… the trailer finally made it’s debut and became a worldwide trending topic!

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Some screencaps from the trailer, which was a full 2 minutes and 30 seconds heart warming and heart breaking at the same time!

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So many of these scenes are just like what we imagined. The best part is that we can really recognise these scenes from the book and as book fans, what more do we want? John Green’s book was full of awesome quotes and the trailer was no different.

3Hazel’s Mom: “Hey, make some friends.”

Hazel [after bumping into Augustus]: “Sorry.”
Augustus/Gus [cheekily smiling]: “My bad.”
Hazel: [smiles like a fangirl].

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Gus: “My fears? Oblivion.”

Gus: “What’s your name?”
Hazel: “Hazel.”
Gus: “What’s your full name?”
Hazel: “Hazel Grace Lancaster. Why are you staring at me?”
Gus: “Cos you’re beautiful.”
Hazel: [blushes like a fangirl].

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Gus: “I hope you realise, that you trying to keep your distance from me, in no way lessens my affection for you.”

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Hazel: “Gus I’m a grenade …

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“… One day I’m going to blow up … and I’m going to obliterate everything in my wake … “

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” … And i don’t want to hurt you.”

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 Gus: “I reject that.”

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Gus: “You don’t get to choose who you hurt in this world but you do have a say in who hurts you.”

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Gus: “I’m in love with you Hazel Grace, and I know that love is just a shout into the void
and that oblivion is inevitable … and I’m in love with you.”

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[It’s impossible not to get teary after that]

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Hazel: “We are a hot mess.”

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Isaac: “Are you angry?”
Hazel: “So angry.”
[You guys … their dresses, it looks like THAT scene].

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[Also … Nat Wolf is killing it as Isaac]

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Hazel: “He gave me a forever within the numbered days
and I can’t tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity.”

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If we are crying … you should be crying too.

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Okay?

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Okay.

NO I AM NOT OKAY!

Here is the song used in the trailer, OneRepublic’s “What You Wanted”. Listen to it while I gather my thoughts and feels.

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We love the look of the film and especially LOVE that they’ve kept so many lines from the book. Shailene Woodley nails Hazel’s inner turmoil and attitude but the only thing I’m still wondering about her performance is if she made Hazel into an extrovert. At least in my head, Hazel was an introvert and a little shy and introverts don’t sit like this –

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Ansel Elgort certainly captures the charm and cuteness that is Augustus Waters and does pull off the teenage look in most scenes. But in some scenes, the two leads do look a little older than your average teenagers. Don’t mind me, guys … I’m pretty sure I will love the film and their performances. However, someone who has stolen the show is Nat Wolf as Isaac especially in the egg throwing scene. Laura Dern and Sam Trammell as Hazel’s parents, play the part of her heartbroken parents well. Notably missing in the trailer are references to Peter van Houten (played by William Dafoe) and Gus’ cigarette metaphor, which we are dying to see. All in all, I’d be lying if I said that the trailer didn’t tug at my heart strings and water my nose. I’d be lying a lot! The film releases on June 6, 2014 and as a parting gift, we’ll give you one for the road –

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Gus: “It’s a good life, Hazel Grace.”

… and another one for tumblr … we made it especially for you!

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What did you think of the trailer?

Did you cry? Be honest.

Get Ready for “The Fault in our Stars”

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The first trailer for the upcoming YA adaptation “The Fault in our Stars” is coming sooner than you think! The trailer was first thought to be scheduled for February 14 …

But recent tweets suggest that the trailer might be closer than we think.

The trailer is rumoured to be 2 minutes and 17 seconds long … word of advice: keep a tissue box handy!

Earlier this month, the TFIOS fans got some exciting new official stills of Hazel and Augustus in Amsterdam, played by Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort, respectively.

In the meantime, check out this really cool poster for the film, due for release this year on June 6 and if you haven’t already … pick up the book and read it!

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How excited are you for the trailer and the film?

 

Our Divergent Trailer Reactions!

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The theatrical trailer for the upcoming adaptation for Divergent released on November 13, 2013 and we for one reason or another, we couldn’t bring you our reactions – but fear not initiates, for here they are, better late than never we say!

Check out this trailer below :

And our reactions, excuse the fangirling that will ensue … but tread carefully, spoilers from the book ahead!

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We start off with a picturesque view of sunrise over the field.

A shot of Mrs. Prior cutting Beatrice’s golden locks and tying her hair into an Abnegation bun – straight from the books, folks!

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The skyline of a dystopian Chicago.

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From the far side, Erudite (blue), Abnegation (grey), Candor (black and white) and Amity (red and yellow) initiates line up before the building. Where are the Dauntless in black you ask?

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Why … the Dauntless are jumping out of the trains!

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Seems like the Choosing Ceremony speech is being given by Jeanine Matthews in the film!

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It may be the post-apocalyptic world, but it doesn’t mean that you forget to use fake eyelashes and mascara!

One of the simulations in which Tris wakes up – even though this was paired with her test simulation in the trailer, we are pretty sure it’s from another point in the film.

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Tris, the first jumper, jumps right in!

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And look who is waiting there to greet her!

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We know Tris, we know, we would be in the same condition if we met Four.

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Lets just address the fact that Four is a BOSS when it comes to training new initiates!

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Bad Peter, very bad!

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Do you feel the tingles?!

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Tris sure does!

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Tris volunteers for the knife-throwing!

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And Four goes all out!

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“I want to be Brave and Selfless and Intelligent and Honest and Kind.” *Melts and then dies*

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Oh the Dauntless, if they aren’t leaping into or out of the trains, then they are hanging on to them!

Some scenes from the climax of the film.

The Dauntless headquarters has been so perfectly carved out from our imagination!

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THE FEELS!! YOU GUYS! THE FEELSSSSSSS!!

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You guys, probably one of my favourite parts of the book!

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and another favourite – the ziplining scene!

So tell us which were your favourite parts from the trailer and which scenes are you excited to see when the film comes out on March 21, 2014?

Also check out the official poster featuring Four and Tris below –

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The colours, the tagline, the two leads and a view of dystopian Chicago – we can hardly wait!

NEW: HQ Divergent Posters + Stills

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A few days ago, we showed you the posters of Divergent that were leaked and today we bring you those posters in high quality, released exclusively by Yahoo! Movies.

Don’t forget to check out the NEW character stills from the upcoming film below!

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Noticeably missing are stills of Shailene Woodley (Tris) and Kate Winslet (Jeanine Matthews), but you can see the following recently released featurette, which includes the two, (watch in HD).

 

You can also take a look at the previously released “faction” featurette below in HD.-

 

 

NEW Divergent Posters Leaked?

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If you follow us on twitter, you must have seen our tweet about the ”leaked” posters for Divergent!

The two posters featuring leads Theo James (Four) and Shailene Woodley (Tris) have surfaced over the web today and a little birdie tells us that they are official posters!

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No official word yet whether these are fanmade or the real deal, but they sure look good! We can’t wait to see them in High Quality.

The poster below was revealed a few weeks ago and shows the symbols for the five factions!

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Further, the official poster used on the film’s IMDB page is the following one –

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Looks like the promotion and publicity department for Divergent is kicking into full gear as we approach the March 21, 2014 release date, not that they were slacking in this department before! During filming, tons of stills were released and Divergent presented a panel at SDCC this Summer!

Are you getting excited? Don’t forget, that apart from the movie stuff, the final book in the Divergent Trilogy is out on October 22, 2013. Just over a month to go now!

Divergent Trailer: Decoded [Spoilers]

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Here’s our shot-by-shot analysis of the INCREDIBLE Divergent trailer we got at the VMAs yesterday! Enjoy, fangirls. Oh, and… You may need emergency services on speed dial. Four is in it.

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The Choosing Ceremony.  Love it.

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Jeanine Matthews. Kate looks amazing, here.
“The future belongs to those who know where they belong.”

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A close up of Tris at the Choosing Ceremony with the other Stiffs.

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The Abnegation compound on the edge of Chicago, with Caleb and Tris talking about their faction decision.

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Tris and Caleb with their parents. Tony Goldwyn and Ashley Judd as Andrew and Natalie Prior, respectively.

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The beautiful Maggie Q here as Tori. Some think this is the aptitude test, but to us, it looks more like when Tris gets her tattoo.
“You’re different, you don’t fit into a category. They can’t control you. They call it Divergent.” I HAVE CHILLS.

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I’m loving your tattoo, Tris. Fangirling over here.

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“And what if they already know?”
“Then you’re already dead.”

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“The system removes the threat of anyone exercising their independent will. Divergent threaten that system. It won’t be safe until they’re removed.”

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Some cool shots of the Dauntless compound. Exactly as we pictured.

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Kinda gives away the ending, but here we have it! The army!

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First Jumper, Tris!

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Jumping off a building. Average day in Dauntless.
I wouldn’t worry too much though, Four will be there at the bottom.

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And speaking of…
HELLO HANDSOME. ABOUT TIME YOU SHOWED UP… I WAITED HALF A TRAILER FOR THIS.

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“I know who you are. If you wanna survive, follow me.” Oh, I’d follow you anywhere, Four.

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Tris getting her ass kicked in Initiation. By our Peter, Miles Teller. Weren’t you guys just dating in The Spectacular Now?

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OMG. Climbing up the Ferris Wheel! I LOVE THIS!
And may I just say, this is the exact same Ferris Wheel that Veronica Roth describes in the book. I thought it was cool enough to shoot in Chicago, but using the ACTUAL FERRIS WHEEL?! Epic.

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“They’re gonna kill me.”
“I’m not gonna let that happen…”
SWOON.

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THIS SCENE = PERFECTION.

DON'T TRY AND DEFINE ME

“Don’t try and define me.”

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DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD DEAD.

This scene needs a little of this:

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Thank you for this scene! I love it… What a beautiful beginning to their romance.

symbolsAnd finally, the Factions.

So, there we have it! It was just as I imagined, and it looks AH-MAY-ZINGGGG! How are we supposed to wait until March?!

What was your favourite part? 🙂