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  • Justin 9:29 pm on January 3, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    From Avengers to Star Wars, 2015 will be Bigger than 2014 

    2014 was a typical in-between type year for movies. 2015 will be anything but, when it comes to movies. In one year, we’ll get the return of our favorite park with dinosaurs in Jurassic World, the return of our favorite terminator with a Austrian-accent in Terminator Genisys (terrible name…), the return of the Avengers in Age of Ultron, and of course the return of Cinema’s biggest franchise (hopefully to bring greatness back to Star Wars) in Star Wars The Force Awakens.

    The other big sequels will be Furious 7The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, and Sam Mendes’ Bond flick Spectre. Honorable mention to Mission Impossible 5 (who knew that MI 4 Ghost Protocol would be great) to close out the year.

    There’s also a lot of new movies to mention as well, such as Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland, Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret ServiceMad Max: Fury Road with Tom Hardy, Neill Blomkamp’s Chappie, Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four, Ridley Scott’s The Martian, and of course Marvel’s Ant-Man.

    Finally, Pixar is premiering two brand new movies, Inside Out, and The Good Dinosaur. And just to cover all bases.., there’s also Pitch Perfect 2, Ted 2, Minions, The Wachowski siblings’ Jupiter Ascending, and Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella.

    See, that’s a lot of movies…

    (Pics/writeups courtesy of Collider)

    Kingsman: The Secret Service
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    Release Date: February 13th
    Director: Matthew Vaughn
    Cast: Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Caine, and Mark Hamill
    This is the film that Vaughn gave up directing X-Men: Days of Future Past in order to tackle.

    Furious 7

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    Release Date: April 3rd
    Director: James Wan
    Cast: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Kurt Russell, Ludacris, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, Lucas Black, and John Brotherton
    Due to the tragic death of Paul Walker during production, this was no doubt one of the toughest films to get completed. But after regrouping and finding a way to finish the movie while also honoring Walker and his work in the franchise, Furious 7 is poised to be unveiled to the world this spring. Somewhat impossibly, this series is the strongest its ever been six films deep, and with The Conjuring and Insidious director James Wan making his action genre debut on Furious 7, many are eager to see both if this seventh entry keeps the winning streak alive.

    The Avengers: Age of Ultron

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    Release Date: May 1st
    Director: Joss Whedon
    Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Paul Bettany, and James Spader
    Were it not for a little thing called Star Wars, this would probably be the no contest winner for the most anticipated film of the year.

    Mad Max: Fury Road

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    Release Date: May 15th
    Director: George Miller
    Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, and Nathan Jones
    In a marketplace filled with sequels and reboots, here’s something that’s in between. Director George Miller returns to the franchise that helped jumpstart his career with something wonderfully rare: a franchise blockbuster that refuses to stick to the formula. The post-apocalyptic actioner follows a single chase for its entire runtime of 110 minutes, with Hardy’s lead character appearing to be a man of very few words.

    Tomorrowland

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    Release Date: May 22nd
    Director: Brad Bird
    Cast: George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key, and Pierce Gagnon
    In a world filled with sequels, reboots, and adaptations, the mere prospect of an original studio blockbuster is somewhat mind-blowing. With regards to Tomorrowland, on top of that unique foundation we’ve got a script by Damon Lindelof, an eclectic ensemble cast, and a mysteriously futuristic sci-fi premise. Not to mention animation veteran Brad Bird in the director’s chair, whose live-action debut was the immensely satisfying Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

    Jurassic World

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    Release Date: June 12th
    Director: Colin Trevorrow
    Cast: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Irrfan Khan, Nick Robinson, Ty Simpkins, and Vincent D’Onofrio
    The potential for a fourth Jurassic Park movie has loomed large for years now, but the sequel is now finally in the can and set for release. Personally developed by Steven Spielberg himself, the follow-up finds the dream of a dinosaur theme park fully realized when–surprise!–something goes terribly wrong. Safety Not Guaranteed director Trevorrow makes a big step up from independent dramas to franchise filmmaking, and it appears that he’s swinging for the fences when it comes to switching things up.

    Inside Out

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    Release Date: June 19th
    Director: Pete Docter
    Voice Cast: Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader, Lewis Black, Phyllis Smith, Diane Lane, Kyle MacLachlan, and Kaitlyn Dias
    The folks at Pixar took 2014 off entirely due to the last-minute delay of The Good Dinosaur, so Inside Out will act as our first new Pixar film since the summer of 2013. The feature marks the triumphant return of director Pete Docter, whose past two Pixar features Up and Monsters, Inc. still rank among the studio’s very best. This time he sets his sights on a uniquely told story that revolves around the anthropomorphized emotions that live inside us all. If the first trailer is any indication, we’re in for a delightful ride.

    Terminator: Genisys

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    Release Date: July 1st
    Director: Alan Taylor
    Cast: Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Matt Smith, Byung-hun Lee, Dayo Okeniyi, Courtney B. Vance, and J.K. Simmons
    Here’s a film that is both a reboot and a sequel. Essentially pretending that Terminator: Salvation never existed, Genisys treads familiar territory by finding Kyle Reese (Courtney) once again being sent back in time by John Connor (Jason Clarke) in order to prevent his mother’s death by Terminator. However, when Reese gets to his destination (ie. the setting of the original The Terminator) things are very, very different. The first trailer for this one didn’t really go over all that well, but it’s possible Genisys packs more surprises that make this a franchise worth continuing.

    Ant-Man

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    Release Date: July 17th
    Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Pena, and Judy Greer
    We once again get a double dose of Marvel outings in 2015, and if Avengers: Age of Ultron acts as the big Phase Two finale, Ant-Man is the postscript. You’re no doubt well aware of the rocky road to production of this film, but Marvel recovered rather quickly after Edgar Wright’s departure and the July 2015 release date stuck, so everyone is eager to see what director Peyton Reed brings to the MCU in what serves as Paul Rudd’s superhero movie debut.

    The Fantastic Four

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    Release Date: August 7th
    Director: Josh Trank
    Cast: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell, Toby Kebbell, and Tim Blake Nelson
    This is an odd scenario in which we still know next-to-nothing about this film—we haven’t even seen an official (or non-official) image of anyone in costume. Odds are Trank has put together a very different kind of superhero film and Fox is being careful with the way they introduce this reboot to audiences; we’ll know soon enough.

    Spectre

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    Release Date: November 6th
    Director: Sam Mendes
    Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Ben Whishaw, Lea Seydoux, Dave Bautista, Andrew Scott, and Monica Bellucci
    With Skyfall, director Sam Mendes crafted one of the most successful James Bond installments of all time, so it’s safe to say expectations are high for his return to the franchise.

    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part II

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    Release Date: November 20th
    Director: Francis Lawrence
    Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Natalie Dormer, Gwendoline Christie, Toby Jones, Stanley Tucci, Jeffrey Wright, and Donald Sutherland
    The Hunger Games is one of the most popular franchises in recent memory, with it finally coming to an end with the final installment this fall.

    The Good Dinosaur

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    Release Date: November 25th
    Director: Peter Sohn
    Voice Cast: Lucas Neff, Bill Hader, Neil Patrick Harris, John Lithgow, Frances McDormand, and Judy Greer
    While 2014 went without a new Pixar film, 2015 may be the first year that we get two if things go according to plan. The Good Dinosaur suffered some significant creative changes behind-the-scenes, but all now seems to be running smoothly with a story that answers the question: what would happen if the dinosaurs never went extinct? Described as a buddy comedy, the film follows the adventures of a dinosaur named Arlo and his unlikely human companion.

    The Martian

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    Release Date: November 25th
    Director: Ridley Scott
    Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Kristen Wiig, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sebastian Stan, Mackenzie Davis, Michael Pena, and Sean Bean
    Boasting a script by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods), this adaptation tells the story of an astronaut stranded on Mars who must find his way home. That’s a simple enough premise, but Scott has put together a pretty stellar ensemble cast and will no doubt be crafting some impressive visual set pieces. Will the film be different enough to avoid Gravity comparisons? We’ll find out this fall.

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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    Release Date: December 18th
    Director: J.J. Abrams
    Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, and Max von Sydow
    J.J. Abrams kicks things off by setting up this new series of sequels and spinoffs, but the strong connection to the franchise’s history comes from the involvement of the original trio: Ford, Hamill, and Fisher. The first teaser was a fantastic glimpse at this 21st century Star Wars, and there will no doubt be a fever pitch of anticipation come December.

    Mission Impossible 5

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    Release Date: December 25th
    Director: Christopher McQuarrie
    Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris, and Simon McBurney
    Star Wars isn’t the only film coming out this December, as the next entry in the Mission: Impossible franchise is also poised for release. McQuarrie most recently did a fantastic job helming Cruise in the underrated Jack Reacher, so everyone is curious to see what sort of POV he brings to the Mission: Impossible series. Ghost Protocol is going to be tough to top in the set piece territory, but McQuarrie’s a gifted writer and penned the screenplay for M:I 5 as well, so we’re hopefully in for a wonderfully compelling story.

     
  • Justin 4:44 am on October 20, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Halo 4 | Forward Unto Dawn Part 3 

    The next episode of the Halo 4 web series Forward Unto Dawn is now online. Haven’t watched it yet; I think there’s two more left after this one, and then Halo 4.

    Part 1: http://groomsmenonfilm.com/2012/10/13/halo-4-forward-unto-dawn-part-ii/

     
  • Justin 8:12 pm on June 29, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    5 Year Anniversary of the iPhone | Groomsmen Style 

    Today is the day. Five years ago, a (originally priced $600) phone changed the world! Will I go over how, like every other bushiness news site has (since we’re all sick of hearing about how much bailout money Spain needs….) ? No way. This is Groomsmen on Film:

     
  • Justin 9:46 pm on June 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Two Straight Minutes of Halo 4 Gameplay 

     
  • Justin 7:38 pm on June 7, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Halo 4 | More Videos 

    The Halo marketing engine is officially on.

    Many new videos. The first two talk and show the multiplayer. The second mentions its been four years since Halo 3 and the Spartan program is back up and running and there are other spartans you will see in the game. The original trailer is the third video. Still terrific.

    Halo 4 Multiplayer

    New Halo 4 Gameplay + Interview With Frank O’ Connor

    Halo 4 Gameplay Trailer

     
  • Justin 3:07 am on June 6, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Halo 4 Extended Extended Gameplay Footage From IGN 

    Nuff said.

     
  • Justin 12:29 am on June 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Halo 4 | Live Trailer and Actual Game Play 

    A few hours ago, Halo 4 was truly revealed. Visually the game looks amazing. The Live trailer was fine. But a the 1:45 minute mark, it switches to the actual game and you see the new game play, new enemies. Again the audio and visuals are really impressive.

     
    • Paul 2:46 am on June 5, 2012 Permalink

      Long time reader, first time poster 🙂 can’t wait for the next Halo, thanks for the updates!

  • Justin 1:50 am on May 16, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Halo 4 | Official Cover Art 

    343 Industries has released Halo 4’s official artwork with the Chief.

    Halo 4 drops Tuesday November 6th, thats right, Election Day. Vote and then go play Halo 4.

     
  • Justin 7:34 pm on April 23, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Halo 4 | Music, New Shots of Masterchief and Elites/Grunts 

    343 Industries has released a few shots of The Masterchief, as well as Elites and Grunts. Looking pretty great.

    It has also been confirmed that Conan O’Brien’s voice will be in there somewhere as a soldier’s voice.

    343 has also released a video (below) of some of the music from the game. They’ve stated that Halo’s famous theme music and all previous music will not be reused, that like the game play, its still Halo, but has its own voice. This is def needed for a new Halo trilogy. Also Im sure we’ll get the theme music in truth in little bits here and there.

    Also I’ve included the original Halo4 First Look from 2 months ago in case you missed it.

     
  • Justin 8:14 pm on April 21, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Conan O'Brien Interviews Halo 4 Team, stops by 343 Studios in New Video 

    Recently Conan O’Brien and Andy Richter stopped by 343 Studios and chatted with Halo 4 heads in a usual 9min video set visit by Team CoCo where Conan makes fun of everyone, insists that he is Master chief or should be revealed to be Master chief during the game. Conan and Andy also do some voice over for the game.

    Most importantly, Halo 4 drops November 6th!

     
  • paulywalnuts 12:06 am on March 5, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Birthday to Justin! 

    I hope you’re living it up today!

     
  • Jay 4:09 am on February 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Lin-sane in the Membrane 

    I just want to state that three years ago, I was posting about this kid on my wall. Did anyone “like” my post? No.

    Now, when you begin typing “jeremy” in google, Jeremy Lin appears first … and before Jeremy Renner. OK, not the best example to illustrate his sudden ascension. I am also too lazy to count the number of Lin articles that have appeared in the NYTimes in the last 36 hours.

     
    • paulyrodney 7:45 pm on February 12, 2012 Permalink

      For the record, Jay was also posting about Justin Bieber years ago, which was a little creepy, but at least he got over Zac Efron.

      Seriously, though, Jeremy Lin is amazing. And Michael’s cousin.

    • Jay 8:06 pm on February 12, 2012 Permalink

      Challenge! If you find a previous post from me about the Bieber, I will pay for your movies for a year. (limit 5 movies, and one move a month maximum).

  • Jay 4:12 pm on February 1, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    iPhone 

    N: Why do my eyes hurt?
    M: You’ve never used them before.

    Or

    M: Welcome, to the real world.

    This is all in reference to the new iPhone I got. Certain parts of my blackberry are far more efficient to use, but there’s more joy with the iPhone.

    And, I’m making this post with the wordpress app. Real time movie updates, here we come.

     
    • winklevi twins 6:12 am on February 2, 2012 Permalink

      back in my haydays at goldman ballsachs, they gave me a blackberry my first week. i threw it out the window and look at my boss straight in the eye. i said ‘when i leave the office at 5 i leave my work at 5’.

      welcome to the world of iphones jay or should a say stifler?

    • paulyrodney 5:36 pm on February 6, 2012 Permalink

      Winklevi – how soon after tossing your blackberry were you canned from Goldman? It’s cheaper for them to pay your 1.5x a regular salary and have you work 3x the average workers hours, no?

  • Justin 4:08 pm on January 22, 2012 Permalink | Reply  

    Terrific Bungie Documentary 

    On the front page of the Bungie website is a documentary for their 20th anniversary. Its a one hour documentary going all the way back to when Bungie was a 2 person startup in Chicago, and then quickly rolls into what everyone cares about: Halo. They spend 20 min on Halo, 10min on Halo2 and its greatness and failures, 10min on Halo 3, ODST, and finally Reach. If you like Halo or just games in general, you’ll enjoy the documentary alot. Great background noise while you’re doing work.

     
  • paulywalnuts 7:08 pm on December 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    How It Should Have Ended: Captain America 

    This is a great web series on YouTube. Not really a critique-able concept, but enjoy anyhow

    HISHE: Captain America

     
  • Justin 4:46 am on December 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Tellme vs. Siri 

    Hope everyone had a great thanksgiving!

    Okay the following clip is not from a movie or television. But its amusing; the first example/comparison in particular.

     
  • Justin 4:53 pm on November 15, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    Halo Turns 10 

    Another post to celebrate Halo. This time for Halo CE Anniversary released today on Xbox360. While its in my mailbox, I’ll prob have to wait till next week to play it :(.

     
    • Brynn 5:19 pm on November 15, 2011 Permalink

      Hopefully I will get to play it at some point this week. Besides doom, this is probably my favorite video game series.

    • Justin 1:44 pm on November 16, 2011 Permalink

      I caved. Alittle passed 12am this morning, Halo CE went in my xbox. Good ol nostalgic fun. One neat feature is because the look is “painted” over the original game, so by just hitting the select button, you can switch, in game, from the brand new graphics to the original classic look. Funny thing, its been 10 years, and the orig Halo still looks, pretty good.

  • Justin 4:32 pm on November 3, 2011 Permalink | Reply
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PAULY,OUR FELLOW GROOMSMEN ON FILM 

     
  • Justin 8:57 pm on October 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Shark Night 3D, now Shark Pool 

    First there was Shark Night. Well now there’s Shark Pool :).

     
  • paulywalnuts 3:55 pm on October 11, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    …and I need to learn to imbed videos 

    I’m working on it

     
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