"In your face, Neil Armstrong." 20th Century Fox has unveiled the first full trailer for Ridley Scott's The Martian, adapted from Andy Weir's novel. Matt Damon stars as astronaut Mark Watney, the leader of one of the first manned missions to Mars, however he ends up stranded there. You'll see the rest of the story in the trailer, as it sets up a fascinating and exciting story of survival against all odds. This kind of fits in nicely as a prequel to Interstellar, but it also seems to stand alone as an invigorating new space exploration entry. The movie seems to have an expanded focus on a number of characters, including the rest of the crew but also many back on Earth. It gets really good when Damon begins to figure out how to survive by himself. ›››
"Crew Fact: Huge fan of classic Kung Fu movies." 20th Century Fox has debuted a fantastic promo video for The Martian adapted from Andy Weir's novel, directed by Ridley Scott. The video is a viral promo for NASA featuring astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, who takes us on a tour of the Hermes spacecraft soon embarking on the ARES 3 mission to Mars. In the video we get to meet crew members: Kate Mara as Beth Johanssen, Michael Peña as Rick Martinez, Sebastian Stan as Chris Beck, Aksel Hennie as Alex Vogel, and Jessica Chastain as Melissa Lewis. And finally, we get a few minutes with Matt Damon as Watney at the end. I can't wait to see a full trailer, but this is a perfect introduction for now. View below. ›››
Continue reading Watch: First Promo for 'The Martian' Introduces the Ares 3 Crew
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Unlike any spy you've never seen before. Now playing in theaters everywhere is Paul Feig's new comedy Spy, yet another spoof on the spy movie genre. This time Melissa McCarthy takes the lead, going out in the field on a job as an agent when the men aren't up to the task. The cast includes Jason Statham & Jude Law as spies, plus Miranda Hart, Rose Byrne, Julian Miller and Morena Baccarin. So how is this action comedy? Better than expected? Or a complete mess? McCarthy at her best or worst? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your thoughts on Paul Feig's Spy. ›››
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"1,000 for the day. Filming service. Discretion is appreciated." Radius-TWC has debuted the official trailer for Creep, starring Mark Duplass and Patrick Brice, who also directed the film. This indie horror that premiered at SXSW 2014 is a found footage story of a videographer who takes a cheap job and ends up working with a guy who seems nice at first, but gets creepier as the night goes on. This looks like a thriller in the vein of Baghead, another Duplass Brothers film, more than a horror from the Blumhouse guys, but I'm still down to check it out. Mark Duplass can't be that creepy, can he? I guess we'll all find out soon enough. ›››
Continue reading Watch: Official Trailer for Indie Horror 'Creep' with Mark Duplass
What if a tennis match lasted 7 days? That's the premise behind 7 Days in Hell, a mockumentary in the style of Christopher Guest's work that follows the two tennis players during the legendary match in 2004. In comparison to real life, the longest tennis match lasted 3 days, which is actually quite long considering it's a set of tennis games that just won't end. In 7 Days in Hell, Andy Samberg battles Kit Harington on the court and it looks like it's going to be hilarious. This first teaser is only 60 seconds and plays more like a sports promo for ESPN, but I love it, they've totally sold me on this. You just need to see the footage below. ›››
Let's start by making something very clear. Just because Melissa McCarthy is overweight does not make every joke in which she's involved an automatic "fat joke." Sure, the actress has been involved in some obesity-related humor over the course of her film career, but it's not the right attitude to inherently bring with you while watching one of her movies. Maybe it's the right attitude a Kevin James movie but not for Spy – McCarthy's latest – and a film that has comedy coming from all areas. It's an early favorite for the comedy event of the Summer thanks heavily to both McCarthy and the great hodgepodge of a cast with which she's working. At the very least, Spy has fewer "fat jokes" than even the trailer for Paul Blart 2. ›››
Continue reading Review: Paul Feig's 'Spy' is Frontrunner For Comedy of the Summer
"I give you my everything." The Weinstein Company has debuted another new trailer for Antoine Fuqua's Southpaw, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a boxer who has to fight his way to the top to save his family, and his entire life. We've seen one stellar trailer and a solid TV spot for this summer release already, but why not another trailer, because this looks damn good. Some strong emotional storytelling in the middle of all the superheroes and dinosaurs this summer? Sign me up! No seriously, this does look good. The cast includes Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Naomie Harris, 50 Cent, Beau Knapp + many others. Enjoy! ›››
Continue reading Jake Gyllenhaal Fights His Way to the Top in 'Southpaw' Trailer #2
"We need to have the conversation our governments can't." Disney has debuted the first trailer for Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, formerly his "Untitled Cold War" thriller, starring Tom Hanks, an American lawyer recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union. This looks like Spielberg is back at his best, telling an intense but focused story of how one man had to make the right decisions to make sure our planet didn't fall into war (again). This footage looks dark but stunning, as expected, since Spielberg is working again with DP Janusz Kaminski. The cast includes Amy Ryan, Alan Alda, Sebastian Koch and many others. Get your first look at footage from the new Spielberg film below. ›››
Continue reading Must Watch: Tom Hanks in Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies' First Trailer
"You think anyone ever wins at this game?" StudioCanal has premiered a new UK trailer for Diao Yinan's Black Coal, Thin Ice, the film that won the top prize – the Golden Bear – at the Berlin Film Festival in 2014, the same year as Boyhood. It has taken a year to show up in the UK and still doesn't even have a US release yet. The mystery involves an ex-cop who tries to solve a gruesome murder on his own, that ends up falling for the woman at the center of the case. But of course, who wouldn't fall for her? The cast includes Liao Fan, Gwei Lun Mei and Wang Xuebing. This is an interesting trailer with a few very intensely shocking moments in it, but they've certainly grabbed my attention. I'm interested in checking out the film. ›››
Continue reading Watch: Trailer for Diao Yinan's Award-Winning 'Black Coal, Thin Ice'
We're still curious to see how Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon turns out (see the first look photos here), but there's already early details trickling out about his next film. Our friend Steve from Collider was recently talking with Nicolas Winding Refn during an interview for The Neon Demon and asked him about projects coming up. Refn revealed that he's looking at making a spy movie called The Avenging Silence next, and that it might be set in Tokyo, which we've heard before. It turns out this may be the same film he talked about in 2013, a sort-of sequel to 2009's Valhalla Rising taking that character to Tokyo. ›››
Continue reading Nicolas Winding Refn Hints That His Next Film Might Be Set in Tokyo
In the shadow of war, one man showed the world what we stand for. And that is? We'll find out in October, I suppose. Disney has debuted the first official poster for Steven Spielberg's latest film Bridge of Spies, starring Tom Hanks as an undercover CIA agent during the Cold War. It's a very basic, very stark poster, with Tom Hanks' face front and center flanked by the American flag and Soviet symbol. Yes, he's stuck in the middle, we get it. That's all there is though, no other context or imagery. Kind of weird. Anyway, I hope this means we'll see a trailer soon because the footage for this better be a heck of a lot better than the poster. ›››
"There's gotta be an explanation…" Yes! Get a look at one of my favorite sci-fi features from Sundance this year. The first trailer for Z for Zachariah has debuted, the next film from Compliance director Craig Zobel, adapted from an old sci-fi novel by Robert C. O'Brien. Margot Robbie stars, playing one of the only survivors in a post-apocalyptic world, existing day-by-day in a valley untouched by radiation. One day she comes across Loomis, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. Months later they come across Caleb, played by Chris Pine. This trailer does show quite a bit, so if you want to go into this fresh better not watch. But I really love this film and how many layers there are to it, so I say watch anyway. Just make sure you get a ticket to see it. ›››
"People ask me: why do you risk death? For me, this is life." Sony Pictures has revealed the "global trailer" for Robert Zemeckis' The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit, the man who strung a tight rope between the Two Towers and walked across it. If you've seen James Marsh's Man on Wire then you know the story already, but they expand upon it so much more here, giving us an extensive look at Petit and his trip to America and dream to do the impossible. Charlotte Le Bon (seen in The Hundred-Foot Journey) stars as his girlfriend, and the cast includes Ben Kingsley and James Badge Dale. This looks amazing, seriously, some of the shots in this and the way it floats around him, all his emotions, I'm so in. ›››
Continue reading Joseph Gordon-Levitt Stars in Robert Zemeckis' 'The Walk' Trailer #2
"There's no oxygen!" Universal has unveiled the incredibly intense first trailer for Everest, the movie from director Baltasar Kormákur telling the true story of one of the climbing disasters on Mount Everest. The ensemble cast features Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, and Emily Watson. They shot this on location in the Dolomites, and it looks and feels real, which is important because Mount Everest is such a spectacular and singular landmark. Thankfully this footage looks intense and not overly cheesy or dumbed down, I'm looking forward to it quite a damn bit actually. Everest is my jam, and this is my kind of film. Take a look. ›››
Continue reading Watch: First Intense Trailer for Baltasar Kormákur's 'Everest' Movie
"This is the very painting of your fear." Whoa. This first teaser trailer for Justin Kurzel's Macbeth looks amazing, which is why it's a must watch. Michael Fassbender stars as Macbeth, Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth, in this adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, from the filmmaker who brought us The Snowtown Murders. The film just had a successful premiere at Cannes and is now aiming for release in the fall, at least in the UK. The rest of the cast includes David Thewlis, Elizabeth Debicki, Jack Reynor, Sean Harris & Paddy Considine. This has a very mesmerizing style that pulls you in, shot by DP Adam Arkapaw, and it seems like a very emotional but still gripping take on the story of the King of Scotland. ›››
Continue reading Must Watch: Mesmerizing Teaser Trailer for Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth'
"The time has come to dissolve the IMF." Paramount has debuted the new trailer for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt. This time Hunt and his team goes on a mission to protect themselves and figure out how to survive when the IMF shuts down and comes under attack. The rest of the cast - Rebecca Ferguson, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Jeremy Renner - gets plenty of time in this trailer as do all the crazy action stunts, and I can't wait to see it. This looks like so much action-packed fun. "This may be our last mission" - uh, yeah right! Fire this up. ›››
"Walley World… here we come!" Warner Bros has debuted the new "green band" trailer for Vacation, from writers/directors John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, a continuation and update of the comedy classic National Lampoon's Vacation. This time we follow Rusty Griswold all grown up, played by Ed Helms, who takes his family on another road trip back to Walley World. The first red band trailer showed quite a bit of promise because they could include the raunchy jokes. In this trailer they hold back a bit, but it still looks ridiculous and potentially amusing in the right ways. It's got a huge cast, and seems absurd but still funny. ›››
Continue reading Watch: Back on the Road with the Griswolds in New 'Vacation' Trailer
Well now we know what's in store for James Wan. Warner Bros has officially confirmed that James Wan will be directing the Aquaman movie based on the DC Comics superhero, with Jason Momoa already set to play the aquatic superhero (since he's supposed to potentially appear in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). Wan just came off of directing Furious 7, which is setting some epic box office records, and has also been confirmed for the Robotech movie (via THR). "The Aquaman film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James's span of work has proven him able to take on any manner of project, bringing his incredible creative talent and unique voice to the material," Warner Bros' Greg Silverman commented on the news. ›››
Continue reading James Wan Set to Direct DC's 'Aquaman' Movie + Sony's 'Robotech'
"I believe what I am doing is good, and what I am standing up against is evil." The Orchard has unveiled the first official trailer for the documentary Cartel Land, one of the best documentaries this year, hands down. This first premiered at Sundance and has played at numerous festivals all over the world, and is getting quite a bit of acclaim because it's a hell of a film. Cartel Land documents two stories, one from each side of the border, in the increasingly violent struggle between cartels and peaceful people on the US-Mexico border. You may think you've seen and heard all this already, but the footage in Cartel Land is incredible, and he presents a devastatingly dire looking at the situation. And that's why this documentary must be seen. ›››
Continue reading Must Watch: First Trailer for Incredible Documentary 'Cartel Land'
Another day, another remake. This time I simply cannot get excited for this, just no way. THR is reporting that Disney is preparing a new version of Sister Act, but of course. Why not mine their entire collection of past live-action films that made a boatload of money and… remake them! All of them! The only good news is that they're hiring writers Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith and Karen McCullah, of the films 10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde, She's the Man, The House Bunny, The Ugly Truth, Crazy Kind of Love, plus Expendabelles coming up. Disney is putting Cinderella producer Allison Shearmur on-board to develop it. Other than that, they're not sure if Whoopi Goldberg, who starred in the original, will even be back or not. ›››
Continue reading Disney Planning a Remake of 1992 Hit Musical Comedy 'Sister Act'