It's been a strong week for new movie trailers with Man of Steel premiering its final Zod-led promo clip before its debut next month. Elsewhere, Jennifer Aniston strips off in We're the Millers and Joseph Gordon-Levitt has teamed up with Scarlett Johansson for his directorial debut Don Jon.
Digital Spy rounds up the week's five best movie trailers for your viewing pleasure below...
'Man of Steel' trailer: Michael Shannon's Zod in new Superman promo This is the last trailer for Man of Steel., and a huge chunk of the footage focuses on Michael Shannon's villainous General Zod. He chillingly warns Superman to "surrender within 24 hours or watch this world suffer the consequences". Fans get the chance to witness some new action scenes, including the debut of Superman's new heat vision.
'Don Jon' trailer: Scarlett Johansson stars with Joseph Gordon-Levitt This is the first look at Dark Knight Rises star Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut. JGL, who also wrote the film, is joined by Scarlett Johansson in a film about a porn addict who gets his heart stolen by the beautiful Johansson. The Sundance Film Festival hit also stars Julianne Moore, Tony Danza and Brie Larson among its cast.
'The World's End' new trailer: Simon Pegg reunites with Edgar Wright Starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, this Brit-set sci-fi brings the curtain down on the 'Three Flavours Cornetto' trilogy. Pegg leads a group of 40-somethings who reunite for a massive drinking marathon with apocalyptic results. This time around, swap Shaun of the Dead's blood-sucking zombies for extra-terrestrial alien robots with glowing blue eyes!
'We're the Millers' new trailer: Jennifer Aniston strips off in comedy Jennifer Aniston plays stripper Rose opposite Jason Sudeikis's drug dealer in this comedy about a gang of misfits who fake being an "all-American" family. The trailer gives us a glimpse of a few racy scenes with Aniston in her undies and Sudeikis on fine form with his Bane impression.
'The Wolverine' trailer: Hugh Jackman returns as Marvel antihero The Wolverine premiered a second full-length trailer this week, showing more high-octane comic book action with the X-Men antihero in Japan. Hugh Jackman reprises his role as Wolverine, while the movie also stars Svetlana Khodchenkova as Viper, Will Yun Lee as Silver Samurai, Hiroyuki Sanada as Shingen Yashida and Rila Fukushima as Yukio.
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X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer may have only signed up to Twitter less than 12 months ago, but the filmmaker has already proved to be a dab hand when it comes to social media with his updates from the set of X-Men: Days of Future Past.
Singer's tweets have offered a great peak behind the curtain on the eagerly-awaited sequel, mixing up casting announcements, first looks at actors in costume and the behind-the-camera team responsible for bringing the X-Men to life.
Digital Spy takes a look back through Bryan Singer's Twitter picture diary below…
It's been four years since moviegoers first experienced The Hangover's Alan Garner, the oddball outcast who expanded his "one-man Wolfpack" for memorable adventures in Las Vegas and Bangkok. Zach Galifianakis's performance has brought an endearing and loveable quality to one of Hollywood's more idiosyncratic leading men. Alan has addressed everything from music to fashion and parenting.
With The Hangover Part III bringing the curtain down on the much-loved comedy series, Digital Spy takes a look back at 15 of Alan's greatest ever quotes.
Star Trek Into Darkness has compelled many viewers to aim their tractor beams towards 1982's Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. JJ Abrams' recent second foray into the revived franchise not only returned the genetically modified villain to our screens, but also staged a smart subversion of the self-sacrificial climactic scenes between Kirk and Spock. But how does the 1982 movie hold up today?
Three decades on, The Wrath of Khan still retains its power to stun. Not because of the spectacle, which is somewhat understated due to budget cuts forced by its predecessor's hefty price tag, but as a very personal story that hurls swathes of emotional torpedoes in the direction of Kirk. There's the resurgence of his nemesis Khan, last seen in the original TV series episode 'Space Seed' and hell-bent on vengeance; a reunion with his estranged son David and former flame Carol Marcus; and the grueling death of his friend Spock.
This is all interspersed with plenty of musings on growing old, with the movie significantly commencing on Kirk's birthday. "Galloping around the cosmos is a game for the young," he tells Doctor Bones before cracking open the Romulan ale.
His acting style is frequently mocked in popular culture, but William Shatner acquits himself very well with the tricky subject matter. His melancholic demeanour fits perfectly with the pervading sombre tone of the movie, while his sporadic outbursts of anger -including the immortal "KHAAAAAAAN" bellow - are effective. Kirk goes through so much turmoil it's a surprise that his hairpiece doesn't turn grey by the end.
It's disappointing that he doesn't share the screen with Ricardo Montalban's Khan, with the two only communicating via seething exchanges on a video link. Apparently, this was caused by Montalban's filming commitments with the TV show Fantasy Island leading to poor availability. The antagonist certainly cuts an imposing figure - with his beefed up chest, luxuriant white hair, one glove (move over Jacko) and penchant for quoting 'Moby Dick' and other classic literature.
Khan is like an intellectual snake that uncoils throughout the movie, spitting out increasing amounts of verbal venom having made his malevolent mark by putting a mind-controlling 'Ceti eel' in Chekov's ear. That moment - and the subsequent extraction - sends Star Trek into the realms of pure horror and helped earn the film an initial '15' certificate on video in the UK. This particular writer, a lost child of the '80s, remembers extreme difficulty in convincing an overprotective parent to rent it on his behalf.
Some may argue that the controlled and icy portrayal of Khan by Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness is inconsistent with Montalban's more animated and emotional depiction, but one should consider that the elder Khan has been through a great deal of torment. For example, we learn that he lost his wife while marooned on a planet and blames Kirk for this. Hence his procession of impassioned rebukes, with the following a particular standout due to Montalban's fiery delivery: "I've done far worse than kill you, Admiral. I've hurt you. And I wish to go on hurting you. I shall leave you as you left me, as you left her; marooned for all eternity in the centre of a dead planet... buried alive! Buried alive!"
Director Nicholas Meyer manages to pace the movie perfectly, allowing space for the characters to breathe and never rushing from one plot point to the next. The opening is very clever indeed, playing with the rumours that Spock was being killed off by depicting most of the regular crew perishing due to a Klingon bombardment. However, this turns out to be a mere training exercise and a sigh of relief is out when Spock and various crew members cease playing dead.
As for the ending, it's packed full of emotional resonance as Spock makes a sacrifice for the greater good by absorbing a lethal amount of radiation to allow the Enterprise to escape from the clutches of Khan. How can one suppress a lump in the throat as Spock and Kirk say their goodbyes on either side of the glass and share a Vulcan salute? It's a wonderfully touching moment, with the emotional impact heightened by James Horner's magnificent score. Star Trek Into Darkness pays homage to this moment by virtually recreating it, except with the roles reversed.
"Young. I feel young," remarks Kirk after Spock's coffin is fired out into space. Despite over 30 years passing since its release, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan also feels young. This can largely be attributed to its focus on character and relationships, rather than spectacle. In terms of its place in the franchise, this movie can very much be regarded as 'the best of times'...
The latest film version of The Great Gatsby is currently the talk of the film industry, having just debuted Stateside and opened the Cannes Film Festival this week. Based on F Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, the story showcases everything from seduction and money to buried secrets among the elite society in the Roaring '20s.
We take a look back at the five Gatsby screen adaptations in time for the release of Baz Luhrmann's new Leonardo DiCaprio-led film.
1926 This is the only Gatsby film to have been made in Fitzgerald's lifetime and the only silent interpretation of the story. Directed by Herbert Brenon and released by Paramount Pictures, this is a true example of a "lost film" with the below trailer the only evidence of its existence. According to Anne Margaret Daniel in the Huffington Post, the film was not appreciated by the author and his wife Zelda Fitzgerald, who even decided to walk out of the viewing. In a letter to her daughter, Zelda described the movie as "rotten", "awful" and "terrible".
While the critical response to Baz Luhrmann's lavish take on The Great Gatsby has been lukewarm, reviews have by and large praised Leonardo DiCaprio's central turn as the mysterious, tragic Jay Gatsby.
Digital Spy looks back on five of DiCaprio's most iconic performances.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) At the tender age of 19, DiCaprio earned his first Oscar nomination for Lasse Hallström's touching family drama. Playing the mentally retarded younger brother of Johnny Depp's put-upon Gilbert Grape, DiCaprio was deservedly singled out for praise by almost every critic despite being a virtual unknown. It's an intensely likeable and physically specific performance that elevates an otherwise predictable story.
From Back to the Future's time-travelling DeLorean to Vin Diesel's Fast & Furious Dodge Charger, Hollywood history is littered with iconic cars and vehicles.
Movie stars such as Steve McQueen, Christian Bale and Sean Connery have all slammed down the accelerator for high-octane car stunts, while Sam Raimi has clung valiantly to his old '70s Delta 88, finding a place for it in each of his films (including the recent Evil Dead remake).
With Fast & Furious 6 speeding into cinemas, Digital Spy takes a look at a handful of automobiles that've left an indelible mark on the big screen.
Benedict Cumberbatch cuts a dastardly figure at the heart of JJ Abrams's Star Trek Into Darkness this week as he terrorises Starfleet and the crew of the Enterprise. His chilling turn as John Harrison harkens back to classic villains from Hollywood's past.
Would Star Wars be quite the same without Darth Vader? Would The Dark Knight have worked without Heath Ledger's chilling turn as The Joker? Sometimes a hero is only as good as his villain, so with this in mind Digital Spy has taken a look back at 25 of the greatest ever movie villains.
William Shatner is a man synonymous with so much more than strapping on a uniform, corset and rug to play the likes of Captain Kirk in Star Trek and TJ Hooker in the eponymous '80s cop show. He is a cult. An institution. A presence on this planet that should be rejoiced and rewarded with endless timeline-defying cameos in the new Star Trek movies! Here are a few reasons why he deserves a place in your heart...
International Talk Like Shatner Day Every year on March 22, the day of the great man's birthday, homage is paid to Shatner's distinctive delivery and intonations. It all began in 2009 courtesy of Maurice LaMarche, who explains how to perfect 'the pause' in this tutorial...
Khaaaaaaaaaaan! In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, a very special moment happened. It consisted of one bellowed word and an angry, contorted face. Magical.