Orcs Sir. Thousands of them.

I have to admit to being somewhat conflicted about Duncan Jones’ World of Warcraft adaptation. There hasn’t really been a decent adaptation of a computer/ video game so far – whatever you may think. But he is an outstanding filmmaker, so I’m holding out, hoping for a quality production.

Anyway, to tide us over, here’s a new trailer with lots of Orcs.

Warcraft hits these shores on 30th May 2015, while our friends across the pond will have to wait until 10th June.

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Bourne. Is. Back.

Clearly, the “thing” in Hollywood advertising departments at the moment is to cut trailers on the beat of the music they use. I’ll be honest; it’s effective. You’ve just got to look at the latest Jason Bourne trailer to see why.

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass walked away from a successful franchise nine years ago. The same franchise which breathed life into Bond; whether the Broccolis want to admit it or not. Anyway, I’m hoping it’s taken something special for this particular filmmaking dream team to go back to where it all began for them.

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Add to that Alicia Vikander, Vincent Cassell, Tommy Lee Jones and Julia Stiles reprising her role and it feels like a recipe for success. We’ll have to wait until 28th July 2015 to find out.

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In a small part of Hertfordshire, big things were going on.

Sometimes it’s the “ordinary” people that make something extraordinary. Of course, if your acting résumé includes Star Wars you really aren’t ordinary at all. Here’s a trailer for Elstree 1976, a documentary about 10 people who didn’t get top billing alongside Mark Hamill or Carrie Fisher but were – and still are – just as important to cinema’s best-loved franchise.

Imdb shows this as having an October 2015 release date, but I don’t think it had a UK-wide release. Looking online, it seems they’re getting a May 6th 2016 release in the US at a few indie theatres and as for a Blu Ray/ DVD release, well, I just don’t know. Which is a shame, because it looks like Jon Spira has created a really great piece of documentary cinema.

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Before Snow White

Fairytale characters have never looked so lovely. Following on from 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman, there’s just a whole bunch of gorgeousness coming our way with The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Not only do we get the return of Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth (he really should try and copyright that half-turn to camera, “wet” hair look – he’d make a bloody fortune!) and Charlize Theron (nice to see her hair grew back after all those Mad Max antics), we also get the equally beautific Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain (who’s probably had enough of the sci-fi thing for a while).

Here’s a trailer just to prove how eye-wateringly good looking they all are:

As if that weren’t enough, here’s some character posters to gaze upon:

The Huntsman: Winter’s War is released today, April 4th.

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Deepwater Horizon trailer

Peter Berg is an accomplished film maker, bringing us such gems as Hancock, Friday Night Lights and Lone Survivor (he also directed Battleship, but that’s 131 minutes of my life I’m never getting back). His latest offering, Deepwater Horizon, is a depiction of the oil rig disaster that took place in April 2010. Not the most pleasant of subject matters, but with a cast that includes Mark Wahlberg, Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell and John Malkovich one that will probably be well worth watching. Here’s a trailer:

And here’s a poster:

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Deepwater Horizon is released in the UK on 30th September.

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Fear the Walking Dead – Season 2

While AMC’s spin-off of the incredibly popular Walking Dead posted some serious ratings numbers for its debut season, the reviews weren’t exactly glowing. With an imdb rating of 7.4/10 from nearly 47,00 users (to date), the general “review” consensus was one of apathy towards its “slow-burn” nature and irritation towards some of the characters. I think they were missing the point.

Fear the Walking Dead is the perfect foil to The Walking Dead. We – the audience – knew/ know what’s coming. We’re in a privileged position, which affords us the opportunity of hindsight. We are also afforded the opportunity of experiencing the downfall of society from the get-go, rather than be dropped into the zombie outbreak weeks down the line, which is the starting point for The Walking Dead pilot. Watching these characters develop an understanding of their situation and react accordingly was/ is a new experience for Walking Dead fans. That this is an entirely new avenue of original storytelling for Robert Kirkman and his team, rather than adapting existing material, is an exciting prospect.

So, with the new season of Fear the Walking Dead almost upon us, here’s a very nice poster to get us in the mood.

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Fear the Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 1 airs in the US on 10th April and here in the UK on the AMC Global channel (only available to BTSports subscribers) on 11th April.

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I Like Kevin Costner!

Here’s a trailer I saw before BvS:DoJ that piqued my interest. Despite Mr Costner seeming to go all “Christian-Bale-Batman-gravelly-voice-thing” this looks decent, especially with that cast. Take a look:

And here’s some nice looking one sheets – character posters and all!

Nice! Criminal will be released in the US and reach these shores on 15th April 2016.

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