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Ghost in the Shell: Visually Stunning Action with a Brain!

Scarlett Johansson plays The Major in Ghost in the Shell from Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures.

Ghost in the Shell is based on a Japanese manga by Masamune Shirow and a classic anime by Mamoru Oshii – both of which deal with the questions of what constitutes identity and whether humanity remains when the line between human and machine disappears.

Rupert Sanders’ live-action Ghost in the Shell touches on these ideas more I expected it would and is a cracking good science fiction-action movie as well.

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The Rough Night ‘It’s Bridesmaids Until Somebody Dies’ Red Band Trailer!

Blair (Zo‘ Kravitz), Alice (Jillian Bell), Jess (Scarlett Johansson), Frankie (Illana Grazer) and Pippa (Kate McKinnon) in Columbia Pictures ROUGH NIGHT. Photo by Macall B. Polay/Courtesy of Columbia Pictures

Blair, Alice, Jess, Frankie and Pippa haven’t seen each other in ten years, but Jess’ impending wedding gives them a great excuse to get together, catch up and party.

Like the saying goes, ‘It’s all fun and games until somebody dies’ – in this case a mail stripper at Jess’ bachelorette party.

Rough Night is, essentially, Bridesmaids with bigger complications. It will be in theaters on June 16th.

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Ghost in the Shell Fans To Get First Look In IMAX Event!

Fans of Ghost in the Shell will be given a chance to take an early look at the live action adaptation of the classic anime – in IMAX® – on February 28th.

Paramount Pictures, Dreamworks Pictures and IMAX present a one-night-only event featuring an exclusive first look at stunning film footage exclusively in IMAX® theatres across 14 North American cities with select international markets and dates to follow.

Attendees will receive a limited edition poster and have the opportunity to capture their experience in a film-centric experiential photo booth — Becoming the Major.

Tickets are available now.

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Control Issues Trailer: Ghost in the Shell!

The new trailer for Paramount’s Ghost in the Machine has a lot of new footage. It looks like pretty dazzling stuff, with the Major’s confrontations with a cyber-terrorist suggesting that there’s more to her story than she remembers. Also, lots of cool action!

Ghost in the Shell premieres on March 31st.

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Better Design Trailer: Ghost in the Shell!

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Following the release of ten 10-15 second snippets of video from Ghost in the Shell, Paramount Pictures has released a full trailer – introduced by Scarlett Johansson.

Accusations of whitewashing have been at least partially addressed by named the main character simply The Major – but otherwise, the trailer definitely seems to be a reasonably faithful adaptation of the of the original anime feature.

The trailer suggests both the sumptuously technological world of the anime and the films that have been influenced by the anime – films like The Matrix and Ex Machina – as well as the films that influenced the anime (like Blade Runner).

The trailer follows the break. Feel free to just jump right in. Ghost in the Shell will be in theaters on March 31st, 2017.

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Cast & Character Portraits: Walt Disney’s The Jungle Book!

THE JUNGLE BOOK - Kaa is a massive python who uses her voice and hypnotic gaze to entrance Mowgli. The man-cub can't resist her captivating embrace. "Kaa seduces and entraps Mowgli with her storytelling," says Scarlett Johansson. "She's the mirror into Mowgli's past. The way she moves is very alluring, almost coquettish." Photo by: Sarah Dunn. ©2016 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
THE JUNGLE BOOK – Kaa is a massive python who uses her voice and hypnotic gaze to entrance Mowgli. The man-cub can’t resist her captivating embrace. “Kaa seduces and entraps Mowgli with her storytelling,” says Scarlett Johansson. “She’s the mirror into Mowgli’s past. The way she moves is very alluring, almost coquettish.”
Photo by: Sarah Dunn. ©2016 Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Disney’s upcoming live-action reimagining of The Jungle Book has released a couple of dandy trailers thus far.

Now, the studio presents a gallery of cast photos that pairs the actors with their characters – including Scarlett Johansson as Kaa (above). Check them out after the jump.

The Jungle Book premieres on April 15th.

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The Coen Brothers’ Hail, Caesar Is a Demented Delight!

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The Coen Brothers’ love of movies – especially, in this case, movies of the fifties – has never been in greater display than in Hail, Caesar. As the film follows Capitol Films’ Head of Physical Production, Eddie Mannix, through twenty-fours of doing his job (he fixes problems that the studio’s actors create) we are taken through four very clever pastiches.

The problem with Hail, Caesar is that, if you’re not an avid fan of films from 65 years ago, you will probably miss out on over half the movie.

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Avengers, Assemble! On Jimmy Kimmell Live!

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Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner – the core cast of Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron – will guest on Jimmy Kimmell Live on Monday, April 13th (11:35pm/10:35C).

For Jimmy Kimmell Live: Avengers Assembled, the cast will talk about the new film (with as few spoilers as possible) and present world premiere clips of exclusive new footage. For more, follow the jump.

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Age of Ultron: Meet Sinister Siblings Scarlet Witch & Quicksilver!

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Avengers: Age of Ultron writer/director Joss Whedon introduces Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver in a new video from Marvel UK. Check it out after the jump.

Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on May 1st.

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Hopeful Trailer: Avengers: Age of Ultron!

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With less than two months until its premiere, Marvel has released the third (and final?) trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Besides the extra footage of the Hulkbuster vs. Hulk brawl, we get a bit more of Ultron – and is he taking his programmed task to the ultimate limit!

Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on May 1st. Check out the new trailer following the jump.

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