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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: 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.

i'm not gonna let that happen

“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? 🙂

MTV’s All Access Photos + Interviews!

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Josh Horowitz from MTV chatted with Theo James and Miles Teller from Divergent and Zoey Deutch from Vampire Academy, in the lead up to the VMAs … here are some of the screen grabs!

Here are the screen grabs from the chat with Theo James and Miles Teller!

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The boys started the show with beat-boxing into the mic and then spoke about the fandom, their experiences at Comic-Con, speculation about the final book Allegiant with Theo talking about “sexy ghosts” and Miles talking about everything becoming Peter-centric! Theo also spoke about how they were doing more than 600 push ups on set and how filming the Ferris Wheel scene made him ‘pee his pants’!

Taking fan questions from twitter where they had to describe each other in one word, Miles chose ‘tan’ for Theo while Theo chose ‘long’ for Miles after some deliberation! When Theo was asked about his work on British drama “Downton Abbey”, he spoke about his character, Mr. Kemal Pamuk’s demise describing it as “If there’s a way to die, you gotta do it like that”.

Miles joked about how there was going to be “Divergent – The Musical” at the Video Music Awards saying “Diverge Me! Diverge Me” while speaking about his enthusiasm in seeing Justin Timberlake perform at the VMAs.

The full interview with Theo and Miles can be watched below –

We were obviously fangirling most of the time watching this interview, between Miles’ cute glances and Theo’s devilish charm … we just about gathered our wits to bring these photos to you and to compose ourselves for Zoey Deutch’s segment!

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Before Zoey Deutch’s interview, we had another glimpse of the Vampire Academy Teaser trailer … I don’t know about you, but I keep watching it everytime I find it embedded in an article! So Zoey got in and started talking about her audition process for the film, she had auditioned for two scenes, which were difficult for her to shoot in the film. She said she is usually very superstitious about the auditioning process and when she finally landed the role, she was excited to be able to tell her family! Zoey also spoke about how she knew of the material from before hand and that made her want to get the part even more.

Zoey spoke about the initial skepticism amongst fans of the books and admitted that she isn’t usually the ‘badass-looking’ girl but that she worked hard for the role and fans have appreciated that. She admits that she feels very close to the character of Rose now!

During the filming process, Zoey says that she wasn’t allowed to see any of the dailies, but whatever she saw, she says is very aesthetically pleasing and that she was really excited to see the teaser trailer to see what “route they were taking marketing wise.”

Josh then decided to do a breakdown of the teaser trailer and flashed up an image of Danila Kozlovsky from the teaser where Dimitri is walking towards the camera in his trademark duster, with the bike explosion behind him. Zoey spoke about being awestruck with Danila, who plays her mentor Dimitri Belikov in the film. Describing the scene Zoey said that it was from the beginning of the movie when she first sees him as he walks towards her [swoon].

The next image was of the three girls, Rose, Lissa and Natalie and Zoey’s first reaction was “Look at Sarah’s boobs … look at how hot she is.” Zoey went on to describe Sarah as being awesome in the movie and in her role as Natalie Dashkov saying “she kills it” in the movie.

The next image was of Zoey holding up the silver stake (or knife as some fans speculate) in a still from the teaser. Zoey’s first reaction “Look at the cute face I’m making.” Zoey says the fight sequences were really fun to shoot, but were emotionally and physically draining. As a fun fact, Zoey stated that she can rip away a man’s balls, making Josh Horowitz feel very uncomfortable!

When the still of the lust charm scene appeared, Zoey started screaming for her mother, jokingly saying “they are making me feel weird.” She said that the scene wasn’t awkward to film because Danila was such a gentleman on set adding “because he is so hot and steamy” when told that the lust charm scene was the fan favourite. Zoey went on to say that “everyone should be more like Danila” and that “he is one of the greatest people I’ve ever met,” adding that he has “worked on a lot of films where he’s had to do much more intimate things” and “he was very giving …” quickly adding “that sounds wrong” and stating that “he was very respectful of me.”

It is interesting to note that the two did not have a screen test because they share such a chemistry in the released still and teaser and Zoey admitted that they do have a lot of chemistry. She says that Danila can share chemisty even with a carpet and that they became best friends from the first day they met. She says “I felt like he was my best friend from day one, he is an amazing person and a great actor.” Speaking of co-star and on-screen BFF, Lucy Fry, Zoey said “Lucy is my best friend now … I talk to her everyday.”

Answering a fan question where Zoey was to describe Danila in three words, Zoey’s answer was “I am in love.”

Another fan question asked Zoey how she would describe Rose’s fashion style and Zoey said ”badass”, adding that she loved the costumes she wore as Rose on set and that Rose didn’t own that many clothes because she didn’t come from a rich background, and everything she had was given to her by the Academy or by Lissa’s family [she pronounced Lissa correctly – or at least the way the fandom has been pronouncing it all these years – more things to make us swoon]. Answering a fan question, Zoey said that if she was a dhampir [pronouncing it as daam-peer] in real life she would protect her sister, Maddie Deutch.

Zoey also spoke of the time she met author Richelle Mead, describing her as being so sweet and that she was so nervous that she feels like she talked too much with the author. When asked how many of the books she had read, Zoey said the first two and added she was currently reading the third, Shadow Kiss, even though she was instructed by director Mark Waters not to, as they wanted to take Rose’s development slowly, breaking it down with every movie. Zoey assured fans that the movie is very faithful to the books, as stated by the author herself, and that they really want to please the fans.

Zoey also spoke about her fondness for her mother, actress Lea Thompson and how she ended up with a huge telephone bill because of all the text messages she sent her.

In a little “vampire trivia” quiz, Zoey was shown hidden images of some of the vampires from pop culture. First up was Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) from True Blood, which Zoey answered as Ian Somerhalder (when his image popped up later, she did guess his name correctly). Zoey also took some time guessing Count Dracula from Sesame Street, confessing she had never watched the show as a child.

At the end of the interview, Zoey said she was really excited to be at her first VMAs and was looking forward to performances from Kanye West, Miley Cyrus (especially the twerking) and Lady Gaga!

You can watch Zoey’s entire interview on YouTube below, thanks to Dhampir Life!

Don’t forget to tune into the VMAs on Sundays!

MTV All Access Link + Timings!

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Hey fangirls and fanboys across all fandoms … there is a special treat for you tonight!

MTV’s All Access is bringing you a LIVE STREAM featuring MTV’s Josh Horowitz talking live with Theo James and Miles Teller (Divergent), Morgan Spurlock (Director of One Direction’s “This is Us”) and Zoey Deutch (Vampire Academy).

US peeps can watch the live stream on MTV and International peeps can watch it on ustream! Thanks to Fans of VA for the links!

The timings for each segment are below –

I – Divergent (with LIVE CHAT in the second half) – 1 Hour

Los Angeles – 3 PM
New York – 6 PM
Rio de Janeiro – 7 PM
London – 11 PM
Western Europe – 12 AM (August 25)
Greece – 1 AM (August 25)
Moscow/Dubai, UAE – 2 AM (August 25)
India – 3:30 AM (August 25)
Philippines/Western Australia – 6 AM (August 25)
Eastern Australia – 8 AM (August 25)

II – Morgan Spurlock (Director 1D’s This is Us) – 30 Minutes!

Los Angeles – 4 PM
New York – 7 PM
Rio de Janeiro – 8 PM
London – 12 AM (August 25)
Western Europe – 1 AM (August 25)
Greece – 2 AM (August 25)
Moscow/Dubai, UAE – 3 AM (August 25)
India – 4:30 AM (August 25)
Philippines/Western Australia – 7 AM (August 25)
Eastern Australia – 9 AM (August 25)

III – Zoey Deutch (Vampire Academy) – 30 Minutes!

Los Angeles – 4:30 PM
New York – 7:30 PM
Rio de Janeiro – 8:30 PM
London – 12:30 AM (August 25)
Western Europe – 1:30 AM (August 25)
Greece – 2:30 AM (August 25)
Moscow/Dubai, UAE – 3:30 AM (August 25)
India – 5 AM (August 25)
Philippines/Western Australia – 7:30 AM (August 25)
Eastern Australia – 9:30 AM (August 25)

To find your own local timings – check out the time zone converter!

Just under 7 hours to go so make sure you send in all your questions to Josh Horowitz on Twitter! Tweet him @joshuahorowitz.

Tune in tomorrow, August 25 for the live red carpet and Video Music Awards – timings here!

Divergent at SDCC!

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Hello fellow Divergent fangirls!

Here’s a little recap of the Divergent cast and panel from this past weekend’s San Diego Comic Con!
A lot of people weren’t able to keep up due to time zones and international broadcasting, and so voila… We have it all laid out for you!

 

There were the Entertainment Weekly interviews…

Highlights

–          Ansel talking about playing Shailene’s brother in Divergent to playing her lover in TFIOS.

–          Theo discussing his new porno coming up… I know, girls. I know.

–          Veronica and her Mom have cameos!

You can find these interviews here:

 

And then there were the MTV interviews…

Highlights

–          Miles. Miles is a funny guy.

–          Theo and Shai sitting so close.

–          The cast haven’t been told anything about Allegiant, the only person who knows anything is Neil.

–          The MTV ‘Geeks and Poseurs’ segment.

Watch MTV’s set visit here:
http://www.mtv.com/videos/movies/936709/on-the-set-of-divergent.jhtml

 

And then the panel…

Highlights

–          Theo’s laugh

–          Theo’s face

–          Theo’s arms… I’m sorry, I’m getting carried away

–          Discussing what fears would appear in their own personal landscapes

–          Veronica says the fear landscape was a toss-up between crows and spiders, and her Mom said crows

Watch it here!

And then Hall H…

Highlights

–          The footage! We saw the Ferris Wheel, lots of Fourtris, train jumping, knife-throwing… Unfortunately it is not available online, but we will let you know as soon as it is!

–          Veronica reveals that Allegiant will be in both Tris and Four’s perspectives! I died when I heard this.

Check out this Divergent Youtube channel for clips of Hall H!
http://www.youtube.com/user/DivergentIAm

Basically, it was pretty amazing. And there were lots of fangirling moments! I don’t think I’ve stopped screaming since.

What were your thoughts on our first public appearances of the Divergent cast?

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Allegiant hits stores on October 22nd, and Divergent is due to come to theatres and IMAX on March 21st.