“After Earth” reveals international poster


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Sony Pictures released a new international poster today for the upcoming sci-fi film “After Earth”. This contributes to the large promotional campaign for the film, which also received momentum last week from the release of a new domestic poster.

The film features Will and Jaden Smith (real-life father and son) as Cypher and Kitai, respectively: a father and son in a post-apocalyptic Earth filled with alien life and evolved animal species. When Cypher is seriously injured, Kitai must venture into the wilderness in order to signal for help to save his wounded father. The film’s tagline reads: “Danger is real. Fear is a choice”.

“After Earth” will be director M. Night Shyamalan’s tenth feature film. It will be released nationwide on June 7, 2013.

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Check Out the Spirit Awards Nominees for Best Male and Female Leads

Catch the 2016 Spirit Awards live Feb. 27th at 5P ET/2P PT on IFC.

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From Jason Segel’s somber character study of author David Foster Wallace, to Brie Larson’s devastating portrayal of a mother in captivity, the 2016 Spirit Awards nominees for Best Male and Female Leads represent the finest in the year of film acting. Take a look at the Best Male and Female Leads in action, presented by Jaguar.

Best Male Lead 

Christopher Abbott, James White
Abraham Attah, Beasts of No Nation
Ben Mendelsohn, Mississippi Grind
Jason Segel, The End of the Tour
Koudous Seihon, Mediterranea

Watch more Male Lead nominee videos here.

Best Female Lead 

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Bel Powley, The Diary of A Teenage Girl
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Tangerine

Watch more Female Lead nominee videos here.

“After Earth” trailer shows Will and Jaden Smith’s struggle to survive


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A new trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s “After Earth” has arrived. Unlike its predecessor, this new look at the movie offers up some exciting context for the sci-fi adventure.

What is up with Will and Jaden Smith’s strange accent in this movie? If it’s to show that humans have in fact evolved in the 1000 years since they left Earth, then that’s awesome. A complaint many have with futuristic science fiction movies is that humans look and act the same no matter how much time has passed, so this is a nice touch if that’s indeed how it was intended. Beyond that, “After Earth” seems to have an intriguing premise.

The official plot synopsis for “After Earth” was released at Comic-Con. Here it is in its entirety:

“In ‘After Earth,’ one thousand years after cataclysmic events forced humanity’s escape from Earth, Nova Prime has become mankind’s new home. Legendary General Cypher Raige (played by Will Smith) returns from an extended tour of duty to his estranged family, ready to be a father to his 13-year-old son, Kitai (played by Jaden Smith). When an asteroid storm damages Cypher and Kitai’s craft, they crash-land on a now unfamiliar and dangerous Earth. As his father lies dying in the cockpit, Kitai must trek across the hostile terrain to recover their rescue beacon. His whole life, Kitai has wanted nothing more than to be a soldier like his father. Today, he gets his chance.”

“After Earth” also stars Isabelle Fuhrman, Zoe Kravitz, Sophie Okonedo and Glenn Morshower. It’s due out on June 7.

What did you think of this “After Earth” trailer? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

Five reasons to watch M. Night Shyamalan’s “Signs” tonight


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Following the smash hit “The Sixth Sense” and the follow-up “Unbreakable,” directorial upstart M. Night Shyamalan takes the audience for another paranormal outing. In “Signs,” Shyamalan explores the eerie implications of a 500-foot crop circle that mysteriously appears on the Bucks County, PA farm of reverend Graham Hess. Hess and his family struggle to make sense of the sign in their backyard and to figure out how the possibility of an alien intelligence incorporates into their faith. Soon they realize, though, that the aliens are not just a cerebral exercise, but an up-close-and-personal hiding-in-the-cornfields encounter.

Here are five good reasons to watch “Signs” tonight at 10:15 p.m. ET/9:15 p.m. CT:

1. “The Sixth Sense”

M. Night Shyamalan’s 1999 debut deserved the attention that it got and back in 2002 (when “Signs” came out) a new Shyamalan movie was something to look forward to, and while “Signs” may not be quite as groundbreaking or memorable as “The Sixth Sense,” it still packs a powerful punch

2. Mel Gibson

Gibson plays Graham Hess a widowed preacher in need of a miracle to restore his lost faith upon the death of his wife. As we watch the events unfold through his eyes we get a terrifying portrait of a man struggling to survive, physically and emotionally.

3. Joaquin Phoenix

Playing Graham’s brother Merrill, Phoenix steps up to imbue the role with subtle strength and emotion.

4. Abigail Breslin

Several years before her breakout role in “Little Miss Sunshine” Breslin showed her talent as an actress even as a little girl.

5. Aliens, man

Shyamalan increases the tension of your standard alien invasion thriller a hundred fold by limiting the action to on and around a small Pennsylvania farm. The micro-focus somehow makes the scope even broader.

Watch the trailer and then tune in tonight at 10:15 p.m. ET/9:15 p.m. CT:

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“Signs” airs tonight at at 10:15 PM ET; Thursday, Mar. 7 at 5:45 PM ET; Monday, Mar. 18 at 8:00 PM ET; Tuesday, Mar. 19 at 12:45 AM ET; Tuesday, Mar. 19 at 5:45 PM ET; Friday, Mar. 29 at 5:30 PM ET; Saturday, Mar. 30 at 2:00 AM ET

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