"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. ›››
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"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'
"She did everything and nothing. Being around her was like being in New York City." Fox Searchlight has debuted the first trailer for Noah Baumbach's Mistress America, co-starring Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke as oddball unlikely friends in New York City. This film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January to great buzz, and has been called a spiritual sequel of sorts to Frances Ha, the last film from Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach. Essentially it picks up with the character and another one of her friends, this time her "soon-to-be stepsister". This looks quite charming and quite fun, and perhaps painfully honest, but that's why it's getting such rave reviews. Get your first look below at Baumbach's other new film this year. ›››
Continue reading Greta Gerwig in First Trailer for Noah Baumbach's 'Mistress America'
Go rogue. And apparently get a fog machine and black jacket while at it. Paramount has debuted a set of four character posters for Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt. Cruise gets one big front and center poster, where he's shrouded in smoke and mystery and darkness. Thankfully he isn't wearing a hoodie, but this dark brooding poster does seem to take a tiny hint from that poster for Ghost Protocol. There are three more posters: one for Alec Baldwin, one for Rebecca Ferguson on a motorcycle, and one for Jeremy Renner as Brandt. Update: both Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames posters have been added below as well, just released by the studio. ›››
Continue reading Go Rogue - Character Posters for 'Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation'
"This is a deliberate escalation… this has to stop!" Focus Features has debuted the full-length trailer for Suffragette, starring Meryl Streep as Mrs. Pankhurst plus Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, and Romola Garai. Suffragette is a film about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. This powerful yet sensitive trailer shows how hard it was to be a part of this fight, both physically and emotionally. This looks like it might end up being really, really good - potential awards buzz and lots more. ›››
Continue reading Carey Mulligan & Helena Bonham Carter in Full 'Suffragette' Trailer
"If I don't find Margo, it's all for nothing!" 20th Century Fox has debuted a new trailer for the film Paper Towns, directed by Jake Schreier (of Robot & Frank), starring Nat Wolff. Based on the novel by John Green, the story follows three friends lead by Quentin (Wolff) that go on a search to find for Margo Roth Spiegelman, played by Cara Delevingne, who suddenly goes missing. We've seen one full-length trailer already that establishes the story, and this replays most of that same footage, but there's a few bits to keep us guessing about where she went. I'm intrigued, it looks good, they've captured my attention. Take a look. ›››
Continue reading Watch: Nat Wolff & Cara Delevingne in Second 'Paper Towns' Trailer
On this new episode of The Golden Briefcase 2.0, Tim and Jeremy are joined by guest Liam O'Donnell of Hydraulx Entertainment, plus Director/Producer of Beyond Skyline. The guys share a bunch of recent Picks of the Week and touch on a variety of fun topics including Liam's new sci-fi film, Beyond Skyline, director George Miller and his career, Mad Max mythology, a breakdown of the brilliant Mad Max: Fury Road, films inspired by The Wasteland, reasons for the impending apocalypse (doom!) and much more. Grab the episode below. Send us topics, arguments, whatever, and we will do our best to talk about it. ›››
Continue reading TGB Episode 2.06: The Tales of The MAD (Guest: Liam O'Donnell)
Thunder buddies for life. Universal has debuted yet another red band trailer for Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2, the return of everyone's favorite foul-mouthed teddy bear. This ain't even the first red band trailer either. They basically pack all kinds of jokes and ridiculous scenes into this trailer that they can't normally show to regular audiences. F-bombs, lots of pot smoking and pot jokes, and a little bit of the plot. Mark Wahlberg returns along with Seth MacFarlane as the voice of Ted, joined by Amanda Seyfried, who shows up in just about every scene of this trailer, plus Morgan Freeman and Jessica Barth as Tami-Lynn. Have fun. ›››
"This is truly a dream team." Warner Bros has officially announced that Clint Eastwood will be directing the movie about Captain Sully, the pilot who was able to safely land U.S. Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in New York in January 2009. The title seems to be Miracle on the Hudson, but that may change. The announcement was made official by Warner Bros via THR, with statements from Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger himself. "I am very glad my story is in the hands of gifted storyteller and filmmaker Clint Eastwood, and veteran producers Allyn Stewart and Frank Marshall. The project could not have found a better home than Warner Bros. Pictures," he says. Looks like a fine team, here's to hoping it turns out okay. ›››
Continue reading Clint Eastwood to Direct Movie About Captain Sully for Warner Bros
It was going to happen one day. Someone had to make a film about the Sony Hack. Word from THR is that filmmaker Jehane Noujaim (seen above) of the Oscar-nominated documentary The Square, working with her husband Karim Amer, is already "quietly" developing a documentary that "explores the cyberattack". The Sony Hack was at the top of the news for weeks late last December, with new information being leaked almost every single day for a few weeks. It was crazy to watch unfold, then suddenly everything went silent, right before the VOD release of The Interview on Christmas Day. THR's sources say that "director Noujaim and producer Amer will put forth alternative theories about the hack’s culprit" but that's all they reveal. ›››
Continue reading 'The Square' Director Quietly Working on Doc About the Sony Hack
"One question… Is it too late to change the name?" We've been featuring numerous posters for Marvel's Ant-Man over the last few months, mostly because it's interesting to see the range of good/terrible artwork being released by the actual movie studio for this movie. On the other side of the spectrum is Poster Posse, a website which has just launched another fan-made gallery of prints and fine art made for Ant-Man. As always, their selection has some crazy unique design in it that I just can't help posting about. This time it's that trippy shrinking Ant-Man red poster, and it's awesome. That vintage comic book cover is fantastic, too. ›››
Continue reading Check Out Poster Posse's Fresh Art Collection for Marvel's 'Ant-Man'
Another interesting update on the long-gestating adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower, and this time it might be some good news. Deadline is reporting that Danish director Nikolaj Arcel (of A Royal Affair, Truth About Men, Island of Lost Souls) is the latest to be handed the reigns to The Dark Tower adaptation, now in the works at Sony Pictures with funding from Media Rights Capital. Their intention is to turn the book series into a franchise of movies, of course, with a linked TV show in a similar fashion to the version Ron Howard was working on a few years ago. Arcel is a huge fan of The Dark Tower and knows the series well, apparently teaching himself English so he could read King's books. But will it actually happen? ›››
"What if…" Disney-Pixar has finally debuted the teaser trailer for Peter Sohn's The Good Dinosaur, the next animated movie from Pixar due out in theaters later this year. Pixar's Inside Out is coming up in just a few weeks, and it's likely this teaser is attached to that release. This is the same teaser that Disney has been showing, setting up the basic backstory for the movie. What if the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs didn't actually hit Earth, and they went on to live for years, what would be different? Well, people would be pets, dinosaurs would be the dominate species. There's a hint at that story in the footage at the end. Fire it up! ›››
Continue reading First Teaser for Pixar's 'The Good Dinosaur' Directed by Peter Sohn