Lego Z

Lego Movie reveals first trailer

The Lego Movie has released a fresh new trailer.The computer-animated adventure comedy follows an average LEGO figure called Emmet who has been mistaken as the Masterbuilder. Our Anti-hero is sent on a mission to defeat an evil dictator who's plotting to destroy the universe... well, kind of.

 Emmet is voiced by Parks And Recreation Chris Pratt and is joined by an amazing voice cast which includes Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman, Alison Bree, Liam Neeson, Elizabeth Banks, Nick Offerman and Will "Lego Batman" Arnett. The Lego Movie was directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller and opens on 14 February 2014.

World War Z gets a sequel

Brad Pitt will be back for more zombie packed action as Paramount is planning a sequel to World War Z The film truly opened with a big yield of $66 million, financially enough for Paramount to make more movies about the overrunning zombie franchise. 

Paramount Chairman Rob Moore has confirmed that the studio is actively developing a second film and Pitt will be joining as producer and lead role. 

No idea if this is bad or good news. 

The 300 Bald Matt Damons for Elysium

New trailer for 300: Rise Of An Empire

The first trailer for Noam Murro‘s 300 sequel, 300: Rise Of An Empire, has just been released. If you liked the graphic novel wittiness of the original, then pick up your swords, shields and sixpacks and join the new bloody mayham.

The sequel follows a large sea battle between the defending Greeks and the invading Persian army, as well as explains the story behind King Xerxes and his almighty force. Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) marches on the Persian armies with his right hand woman Artemisia( Eva Green ) whilst Queen Cersei Lannister/Gorgo ( Lena Headey ) tries to stop them.

Do not expect a brilliant storyline but a lot of violence and exciting action scenes. 300: Rise Of An Empire will open in the US on 7 March 2014. I'll probably bring a table with me to the theatre and dine in "Hell".


New Elysium TV Spot


Neil Blomkamp's Elysium has released a first official TV spot, in which Matt Damon prepares for an attack on Elysium, the futuristic upper-class sanctuary for the rich.

It's 2159 and the population of Earth is split into two classes: The wealthy inhabitants of the Elysium space station and the poor buggars left on the ruined planet. Matt Damon plays Bald Matt Damon "Max", a man in need of access to the space station. Social world problems and a lot of action. It looks and feels like District 9 so I'm guessing it's gonna be pretty fun to watch.
Co-starring Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga and Diego Luna, Elysium will open in the US on 8 August 2013.

The Desolation of Need For Speed

New epic trailer for The Desolation of Smaug

An epic first trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug has been released online and you can watch it right here.

The film picks up where the events of An Unexpected Journey has left us:  Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) and his spicy gang of Dwarves are on their way to reclaim their homeland. Forward to the Lonely Mountain!

But it's not that easy though, with their homeland currently inhabited by Sherlock Smaug, a rather huge dragon played by Benedict Cumberbatch. And there's even more to worry because they're still hunted by Azog the Defiler, a group of Woodland Elves and creatures from the Necromancer, also played by Benedict Cumberbatch. Oh evil evil Cumberbatch.

Part also 2 introduces Evangeline Lilly’s newly created character, warrior Elf Tauriel, Luke Evans’ steely Bard the Bowman and Legolas! Check the good stuff out:

On set promo for Need For Speed

A video game adaption? "Run while you still can" would be my personal answer but this gem might be different. DreamWorks' forthcoming adaptation of videogame franchise Need For Speed has revealed a behind-the-scenes video.

Director Scott Waugh talks about just how exciting the new film will be.
"I'm going to allow you that thrill," says Waugh, "and put you in that seat and let you drive at 200mph". And amid all that, there might be a story in there somewhere too! 

Aaron Paul is in it so yeah, cars& nitro bitch! Take a look at the new video here:

Movie Monstrosity Blog: The Ascension

It's time for a fresh start. A new beginning. The rise of an old veteran returning to the battlefield for the last time, a battle with only one goal: Victory over the Blogosphere! I'm probably making no sense to you but that's alright. You know what they say: When life gives you potatoes, you make potato salad. And I got just the recipe. Allons-y..... or Geronimo! 

Matt Smith leaves Doctor Who

It's a sad day for Doctor Who-fans, or Whovians as we call them. The Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, is leaving the series at the end of this year. Viewers will see his Doctor regenerate in the 2013 Christmas special but we will be seeing him in the 50th anniversary episode in November, which Smith has already filmed.

Matt Smith first stepped into the Tardis in 2010 and began his four year span as the goofy but emotionally striking Doctor. The Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, did a magnificent job and made him unforgettable. Smith had to do an even better job and somehow he managed to create a brilliant Doctor. I pity the actor who'll have to play the Twelfth Doctor. 

Some words from Showrunner Steven Moffat:

 "Every day, on every episode, in every set of rushes, Matt Smith surprised me. The way he'd turn a line, or spin on his heels, or make something funny, or out of nowhere make me cry - I just never knew what was coming next.

"The Doctor can be clown and hero - often at the same time - and Matt rose to both challenges magnificently. And even better than that, given the pressures of this extraordinary show, he is one of the nicest and hardest-working people I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Whatever we threw at him - sometimes literally - his behaviour was always worthy of the Doctor."

"Great actors always know when it's time for the curtain call, so this Christmas prepare for your hearts to break as we say goodbye to number 11. Thank you Matt - bow ties were never cooler," said Moffat.

The statement of Matt Smith:
"Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show. 

"I'm incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day to realise all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience. Many of them have become good friends and I'm incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years. 

"Having Steven Moffat as show runner write such varied, funny, mind bending and brilliant scripts has been one of the greatest and most rewarding challenges of my career. It's been a privilege and a treat to work with Steven - he's a good friend and will continue to shape a brilliant world for the Doctor.
The fans of Doctor Who around the world are unlike any other; they dress up, shout louder, know more about the history of the show (and speculate more about the future of the show) in a way that I've never seen before. 

"Your dedication is truly remarkable. Thank you so very much for supporting my incarnation of the Time Lord, number 11, who I might add is not done yet - I'm back for the 50th anniversary and the Christmas special.

"It's been an honour to play this part, to follow the legacy of brilliant actors, and helm the Tardis for a spell with 'the ginger, the nose and the impossible one'. But when ya gotta go, ya gotta go and Trenzalore calls. Thank you guys. Matt."

So who's going to be The Twelfth Doctor? Benedict Cumberbatch? Hugh Laurie? Tom Hiddleston? Ben Wishow? David Morrissey? Let's start guessing!