A brand spanking-new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay clip, news on James Bond 24, and more shots from Avengers: Age of Ultron are just some of the treats you’ll find in today’s Movie Morsels. Oh alright — we’ve also got a clip of the red-hot Jessica Chastain explaining why you do not want to mess with her character in A Most Violent Year, as well as a hilarious cameo (and Breaking Bad homage) from Dumb and Dumber To. Read on, readers!
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1
With the November 21st release date of the The Hunger Games: Miockingjay — Part 1 drawing ever nearer, the film’s stars — Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, and Josh Hutcherson — appeared on Good Morning America yesterday to introduce a new clip. Check out the pretty people below.
James Bond 24
Oh dear God, please let this be true… The latest rumor to swirl around the as yet untitled twenty-fourth James Bond film is that the villain will be played by Oscar winner Christoph Waltz. While some may find this to be a lazy casting choice — based on how well Waltz has already acquitted himself as the embodiment of screen evil — I myself can’t get enough of the idiosyncratic actor. Of course it’s still not clear if Waltz’s character will be friend or foe. According to Daily Mail columnist Baz Bamigboye:
“I am told that the part is a complex one. ‘It’s not immediately evident whether the part’s friend, or foe, or a bit of both,’ a person who has knowledge of the screenplay told me.”
The MGM-Sony follow-up to Skyfall will arrive in the US on November 6, 2015 and the in the UK on October 23, 2015.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
In case you needed another reason to watch Guardians of the Galaxy at home when it arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on December 9th, Marvel has just released a trailer featuring a couple of quick shots of Age of Ultron footage in the disc’s special features.
Avengers: Age of Ultron, as all good nerds know, debuts on May 1st.
Oldboy helmer Park Chan-Wook is back in action with the sci-fi thriller Second Born.
“Second Born, based on an original screenplay by David Jagernauth, takes place in a futuristic world in which neural microchip implants are used to store one’s consciousness, leading to black market body-swapping.”
A Most Violent Year
Jessica Chastain explains to district attorney David Oyelowo why she is someone you absolutely do not want to screw around with (in case Zero Dark Thirty didn’t make that point clear) in the first clip from A Most Violent Year, co-starring Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. The film is due in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on December 31st, and will expand its release in early 2015.
Dumb and Dumber To
Even if you remain indifferent to Dumb and Dumber To — now playing in theaters everywhere — you should know there’s a quirky little cameo tucked inside it that should interest most every movie fan. And no it’s not Jennifer Lawrence, a huge fan of the original who was previously reported to be making a cameo appearance in the sequel. Spoiler alert: the entire cameo is captured in the following clip:
Yes, that masked man — an homage to Breaking Bad‘s Walter White — is none other than cameo king Bill Murray, who of course worked with Dumb and Dumber To directors Peter and Bobby Farrelly on Kingpin.
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