"Ya'll ready for this?!" Gravitas Ventures has debuted a trailer for the indie comedy Addicted to Fresno, from filmmaker Jamie Babbit (Breaking the Girls, Itty Bitty Titty Committee). This kooky indie stars Judy Greer & Natasha Lyonne as sisters at a hotel in Fresno, California. When one of them accidentally kills a guy, they go to extreme lengths to cover up the crime. The supporting cast includes Aubrey Plaza, Clea DuVall, Allison Tolman, Ron Livingston, Molly Shannon and Fred Armisen. This looks funny at times, but doesn't seem like anything that stands out in a crowd. At least it's nice to see more of Judy Greer. ›››
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Time to meet the new Bond Girls! Well, most of them are new, but Moneypenny is not. I do find it a bit odd that they're now pushing Moneypenny as a "Bond Girl" when she was always just an assistant and helper for Bond. I get it, she needs to be out there more as a power player. But "Bond Girl"? She's way better than that. Anyway. In the new Spectre, directed by Sam Mendes & starring Daniel Craig, we have four Bond girls: Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Noamie Harris, plus Stephanie Sigman from Mexico. There's a new trailer for Spectre arriving tomorrow, in the meantime new photos of each one have debuted. Take a look! ›››
Continue reading Meet the New Bond Girls from 'Spectre' Before Newest Trailer Arrives
Another day, another remake. Another Disney live-action remake. This time it's Sword in the Stone, the original animated 1963 movie about King Arthur. The film is based on T.H. White's book of the same name, which is part of his series The Once and Future King, about King Arthur. The new feature will draw from the book as well, and Disney has hired Bryan Cogman, a writer-producer on HBO's "Game of Thrones", to write the script. This is yet another project from Disney taking one of their familiar animated movies and making it live-action, because why not - from Cinderella to The Sorcerer's Apprentice (Fantasia) to Beauty and the Beast (coming up). Below are two great tweets that nicely sum up our initial reaction to this news. ›››
Continue reading Disney Now Developing a Live-Action 'Sword in the Stone' Movie
"I feel that we met in Grand Central for a reason. We were meant to find each other…" Radius-TWC has debuted a trailer for Chris Evans' feature directorial debut, a charming indie drama called Before We Go. This sweet romance follows a woman, played by Alice Eve, who misses her train home from New York to Boston and is robbed. Soon after she meets a street musician, played by Chris Evans, and together they have one of the most remarkable nights of their lives. As sappy as that seems, there's something that feels so real and honest about this, and I can't help but say I got the chills a bit watching this footage. That kind of connection, that chance meeting is so rare and so beautifully captured here. I'm looking forward to this film. ›››
"Why are people trying to stab you?!" Lionsgate has debuted another new trailer for American Ultra, the crazy stoner action comedy from director Nima Nourizadeh and screenwriter Max Landis. The movie stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart as a lazy stoner couple who get caught up in some crazy shit when it turns out Eisenberg is actually a secret government agent, kind of like Jason Bourne on marijuana. This footage has some appearances by Topher Grace and John Leguizamo in supporting roles. While the original red band footage looked much better, I'm still very much excited to see this - the perfect kind of wacky all-out-crazy action comedy to end the summer. A few more weeks to go, so keep a few joints packed. ›››
Continue reading Smoke 'Em - Eisenberg & Stewart in Second 'American Ultra' Trailer
Have you ever wanted to be a projectionist? Back in the days when 35mm projectors could be found in every theater, in every cineplex, in every town. Nowadays they're lost relics of a different time. That doesn't mean we can't still learn about the art of projection and how it works, in hopes that we may teach this art to future generations. Bill Hammack, also known as "engineer guy" on YouTube, has posted a video examining the mechanics of how a film projector works. He spends most of his time with a 16mm projector, but it's the same general idea for 35mm projection. And it's just fascinating to learn the actual engineer dynamics of how a projector works, and how they fixed the flickering effect created by the mechanics inside the machine. ›››
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There is strength in numbers. Fox has debuted yet another new TV spot for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four, to follow up the final trailer that hit earlier in the week. In this spot, we get a good glimpse of the Fantastic Four team - Miles Teller as Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as The Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as The Human Torch and Jamie Bell as The Thing. There's a shot of two of them locked up in some kind of plane, plus the line about "we're not the ones you should fear" and the angle that the US government is even afraid of these super-powered people. Not to mention the bad guy, Doom, played by Toby Kebbell. Enjoy. ›››
Continue reading 'We're Not The Ones To Fear' - One More TV Spot for 'Fantastic Four'
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? We all know one. Now playing in theaters eveywhere is Judd Apatow's new comedy Trainwreck, starring up-and-coming actress/comedian Amy Schumer as a girl who just can't settle down. That is until she meets a nice guy named Aaron, played by Bill Hader, a sports doctor she is profiling for work. The cast also includes Colin Quinn, John Cena, Tilda Swinton, Randall Park, Ezra Miller, Brie Larson, Mike Birbiglia, Daniel Radcliffe, Marisa Tomei, and LeBron James stealing the show. So how is it? Did you laugh your ass off? One of Apatow's best comedies, or not at all? If you've seen it yourself, leave a comment below with your thoughts on Apatow's Trainwreck. ›››
Continue reading Sound Off: Judd Apatow's New Film 'Trainwreck' - Your Thoughts?
"You want to get through this?… Do as I say." Awesome! Mash up the excellent Mad Max: Fury Road with Star Wars and you get this - Road Wars: The Imperator Strikes Back. Created by Krishna Shenoi, this fun mash-up YouTube trailer combines the full Mad Max: Fury Road trailer with sleek Star Wars bits and it's kind of amazing. A bit like Fury Road if it were set on Tatooine instead, complete with the sand people taking pot shots, and Tie Fighters, and lightsabers, and the Sarlacc pit of course. I'm glad there's a shot or two of the pod racers tossed in, because they kind of fit perfectly as well. Nice work on this mash-up. ›››
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Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Heroes don't come any bigger. Time to meet Ant-Man. The new Marvel movie is playing in theaters! Ant-Man, directed by Peyton Reed, starring Paul Rudd & Michael Douglas, is now playing in theaters everywhere. Another new origin story from Marvel, this time introducing us to Scott Lang as Ant-Man, a superhero who can shrink in size and communicate with ants. He ends up going against Corey Stoll as the villain Yellowjacket. The cast includes Evangeline Lilly, Michael Peña, Bobby Cannavale and Judy Greer. So how is it? Did Marvel make another hit or dud? How is Rudd? Once you've seen it yourself, leave a comment with your own thoughts on Marvel's Ant-Man. ›››
Continue reading Sound Off: Peyton Reed's 'Ant-Man' Movie - So What Did You Think?
"This means something… it's all some people have, it's all that gives them hope." Warner Bros has debuted a new IMAX trailer for Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that is a condensed version of the new Comic-Con teaser. There are a few new shots of Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) in this one, which is cool to see, but it's still pretty much the same of what we've seen before. And same as before I think this looks awesome, way more exciting than what Marvel is doing. Henry Cavill plays Superman, Ben Affleck plays Batman, Amy Adams plays Lois Lane, Jesse Eisenberg plays Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons plays Alfred. This ends on a very cool shot that finally puts meaning to "The red capes are coming…" ›››
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Marvel's Ant-Man could have been the strangest superhero movie to date. The comic character who can shrink himself down to minuscule sizes - and, in the comics, blow himself up to gigantic heights - and has a telekinetic link to our ant population had countless avenues in which to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Our minds could have been blown despite the inundation of superhero stories since Spider-Man first leapt onto the screen 13 years ago. Instead, fun as it might be, the Ant-Man we get is a basic, hardly-any-frills, comic book origin story. Its potential for strangeness aside, the movie delivers on all the surface-level excitement & adventure you've come to expect from Marvel. You just expect a bit more, as well. ›››
Continue reading Review: Marvel's 'Ant-Man' Stands In Some Pretty Big Footprints
"Save the clock tower!" In honor of the 30th anniversary of the original release of Robert Zemeckis' sci-fi Back to the Future, some theaters will be hosting a special screening of the entire trilogy this October. SlashFilm broke the news, saying that with the new 30th anniversary Blu-ray release on October 21st this fall, the entire trilogy will also be playing in theaters on the same day. There's not much info available yet, but they od say this is the one of the first times the entire trilogy will be screened, not just the first film. It's all timed for the new Blu-ray set, since the actual release of the original film was on July 3rd. More below. ›››
Continue reading 'Back to the Future' Trilogy Events Coming to Theaters This October
"I like to arrive in front of the camera with all the information that I can possibly need." He's a legend. I was lucky enough to get a chance to meet up with actor Ian McKellen in New York City earlier this week for an afternoon interview. I met at his hotel near Central Park, and we spoke briefly before his appearance on a Reddit AMA. We could've chatted for the entire afternoon, but I didn't want to delay him any further. I interviewed him for his new film Mr. Holmes, where plays an aging Sherlock Holmes. I saw the film in Berlin and loved it so much that my effusive quote is featured in the trailer and on the official poster for the film. He's played many of my favorite characters, and I tried to ask some interesting questions about acting. ›››
Continue reading Interview: An Afternoon Chat with Ian McKellen from 'Mr. Holmes'
"Another alien from outer space is featured in…" Ready for an awesome trip back in time? This video has been on YouTube for years, but it's surfacing again this week thanks to a post on The A.V. Club about just how awesome the movies from the summer of 1982 were. It's an uploaded recording of a segment from Entertainment Tonight in 1982 looking ahead at the upcoming summer of movies, specifically the science fiction movies playing that year. Many will recall that 1982 was one of the best years for sci-fi movies ever, and this preview reminds us of all the glorious movies that arrived that summer: Steven Spielberg's E.T., Poltergeist, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, John Carpenter's The Thing, and Tron. Just… sit back, relax, and enjoy the crap out of this vintage TV summer movie preview. ›››
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"How dare you, you unrepentant piece of s**t!" Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. The first trailer for Listen Up Philip director Alex Ross Perry's latest film, Queen of Earth, has arrived online via YouTube. Elisabeth Moss stars as a woman having a really tough time, so she visits her friend's cabin by a lake. There she encounters Katherine Waterston, Patrick Fugit and Kentucker Audley. It's essentially a funky horror-thriller about a woman gone crazy after a break-up, which you can get a sense of from this trailer for sure. Elisabeth Moss is excellent as always, she's a very talented actress, though I much prefer her in The One I Love over this film, which I caught in Berlin. It's wild. Have fun with this, let us know if you're into it. ›››
There's a line of dialogue missing from this scene. Director Neill Blomkamp just posted a new hint on social media at some of the concept art for his Alien movie in the works. We've been following development on this closely ever since it was announced that Blomkamp would be working with Ridley Scott on a new Alien. This art shows that Sigourney Weaver as Ripley and Michael Biehn as Captain Hicks definitely seem to have a role in this new one. There's also a glimpse at some kind of mech that seems to be a signature Blomkamp suit of armor to the side. Neill only said: "#alien going very well. Love this project." View below. ›››
Continue reading Neill Blomkamp Shows Off More Concept Art from His 'Alien' Movie
It's time! 20th Century Fox has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Alejandro G. Iñárritu's The Revenant and it's jaw-dropping stunning. This film has been shooting in Canada for the last six months. It's taking so long because cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki is filming using only natural light, no lighting equipment or fillers or anything. You can tell what that looks like with this footage and it's remarkable. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as a frontiersman in the 1800s who sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling. The cast includes Tom Hardy, Domhnall Gleeson, Will Poulter and Lukas Haas. This looks like one of the finest movies of the year, hands down. You don't want to miss this! ›››
Continue reading Must Watch: First Trailer for Alejandro G. Iñárritu's 'The Revenant'
"There's garbage in the ground… If you dig far enough, you'll find a landfill." The Orchard has debuted the first official trailer for Joe Swanberg's newest film Digging for Fire, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. This time Swanberg doesn't appear in it, instead this stars Jake Johnson along with an eclectic cast including: Jane Adams, Rosemarie Dewitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick and Mike Birbiglia. It's essentially an examination of everyone's going on in life at this point, by way of a party with a bunch of friends. It's good, not great, but this is a fun trailer. ›››
Continue reading Watch: First Trailer for Joe Swanberg's New Film 'Digging for Fire'
"Who the [bleep] are you?" That's the first line out of Magneto when he first meets Apocalypse. "Come and see…" is his reply. It's unlikely that 20th Century Fox will release the Comic-Con footage for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse, despite it leaking online. Instead, they've let Entertainment Weekly debut a new set of photos showing us a good look at Apocalypse as well as the rest of the cast. The mag also debuted a new cover, but it's Photoshopped so much it doesn't even look like Apocalypse anymore (refer to photos). Oscar Isaac plays the villain. We also can see: Michael Fassbender, Olivia Munn (as Psylocke), Alexandra Shipp (as Storm), Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, James McAvoy + Evan Peters (as Quicksilver). ›››
Continue reading Photos from 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Provide a First Look at the Villain