A film that is already on Oscar’s radar before it even opens is Ryan Coogler’s Fruitvale Station starring Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer. Terence gave positive feedback about the film out of the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. While the buzz is high for the film’s chances during awards season, this is one of many films the Weinstein Company has on their plate in 2013. Other notable acquired films include August: Osage County, which had a trailer released recently, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, and the Grace Kelly biopic, Grace of Monaco with Nicole Kidman. The film won the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award back in January.
The first trailer has dropped exclusively from Yahoo! and it features what is sure to be a tension filled film full of emotion. Displayed prominently in the trailer is the talented and beautiful Melonie Diaz, an actress that garnered my attention in Dito Montiel’s classic film A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006). Michael B. Jordan, best known for his performance as Steve Montgomery in Chronicle (2012) has taken the lion’s share of citations from critics that have seen it. If he is as good as many say he is, perhaps the summer release will give him enough time to gain momentum until the Oscar nominations. Very early to tell but if I had a guess, I think he may result in the same manner of Derek Luke when he wowed critics, quietly I might add, for his performance in Phillip Noyce’s Catch a Fire (2006). Nevertheless, I’m on board for the film and can’t wait to see it.
The film opens July 16th. Read more on ‘Fruitvale Station’ Trailer Shows a Promising Michael B. Jordan for Oscar Consideration!…
August: Osage County is one of the most anticipated films of the Oscar season given it’s ensemble cast led by Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts and award winning pedigree (it won the Tony and the Pulitzer Prize). Today on GMA, the Weinstein Company debuted the trailer giving everyone the first look at the material since the test screening held in March. The trailer, while establishing all of the main players, is a more subtle affair, choosing to not play up the acidic wit of Lett’s writing or the really big confrontations, although you do get a glimpse of the dinner scene. Check it out after the jump!
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Based on the best-selling Orson Scott Card novel, Ender’s Game looks like it will be one of the great cinematic experiences of 2013. The cast includes Hugo’s Asa Butterfield and True Grit’s Hailee Steinfeld, along with Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin and Harrison Ford. Ender’s Game tells the story of the aftermath of an alien invasion, where the survivors of the human race turn to a gifted child to lead them against future invasions. Have a look at the trailer after the jump, and see the film November 1, 2013.
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Virginia Madsen (Sideways) and Sam Trammell (HBO’s “True Blood“) star in Phase 4 Films’ Crazy Kind of Love. This romantic comedy marks the directorial debut for Sarah Siegel-Magness and is set to hit theaters on May 31. Have a look at the trailer and poster for Crazy Kind of Love after the jump.
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Anticipating certain films, Kar Wai Wong’s film The Grandmaster has been near the top for two years now. Being distributed by the Weinstein Company, this upcoming film tells the story of Ip Man, the martial artist that trained Bruce Lee. Thanks to Sasha Stone for pointing uploading, the film has just released a teaser trailer. I can only hope its as good as I think it can be in my head. It looks stylistically brilliant.
The film stars Tony Leung and Ziyi Zhang and is co-written by Kar Wai Wong, Haofeng Xu, and Jingzhi Zou. The Grandmaster is scheduled to be released August 23, 2013.
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After the massive success of The Avengers, Marvel is kicking off Phase 2 in earnest as they look towards summer 2015′ sequel to that massive film. But first we’ll be treated to some stand alone sequels, one of which is Thor: The Dark World, which just dropped an intriguing teaser trailer. This film sees Thor fighting to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all. Check it out after the jump! Read more on ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Teaser Trailer Drops, highlights fun reuinions, dark elves…
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It’s time for all of us film lovers to expand our horizons to films that are outside our normalcy. We encourage independent filmmakers to push the medium regularly but we have to attempt to seek some of these films out on a regular basis. With digital streaming in full force nowadays, it allows the opportunity to see some of these films that usually aren’t playing at a theater near you.
The Tribeca Film Festival is celebrating many independent cinema including foreign films and documentaries. A documentary that looks incredibly interesting is Lenny Cooke. Telling the story of a high school basketball player that was destined to become the next great sports legend, nearly twelve years later, he hasn’t played a second of professional basketball. The big question is why? If you love sports, especially basketball, this may tickle your fancy. The full synopsis is down below along with the trailer.
The film is directed by Josh and Benny Safdie and is produced by Adam Shopkorn.
Check it out if you can.
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Is it just me, or have the folks behind the marketing of Star Trek Into Darkness been keeping us in the dark (no pun intended) a bit more than necessary? I know there’s been months of debate/mystery about whether or not anyone in this film happens to be named Khan, but lost in the shuffle has been much in the way of new looks at the flick. Well, that just changed, as we get some pretty juicy stuff here in this new trailer for the film. I like what I’m seeing, and if perhaps this won’t be quite as surprisingly good as the last installment, it does appear to be something very satisfying. Take a look below.
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If nothing else, Baz Luhrman’s The Great Gatsby is going for opulence in extremes and if the movie fails it won’t be because of his lack in trying to entertain and wow the audience. As evidence in the final trailer for the film released today via NewNowNext, it looks like Gatsby will either be a blinding hot mess or a sumptuous thrill. A soundtrack sampler also arrived online today featuring artists like Jay-Z, Fergie (whose song is attached to the new trailer), Florence + The Machine, Gotye, Lana Del Rey and Jack White among others. Check out the extravagance after the jump! Read more on Final Trailer for ‘Great Gatsby’ and Sample Soundtrack…
It’s safe to say that after the first Hunger Games film racked up a near $700 million box office haul, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire would be one of the most anticipated films of the year. During the MTV Movie Awards Lionsgate debuted the trailer for the film which is set to arrive in theaters in November 22. Catching Fire continues the story of Katniss Everdeen and the post-apocalyptic nation of Panem. As Katniss and Peeta embark on their Victors Tour they begin to sense that a rebellion is coming, but the Capitolis still in control and preparing the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever. Check it out after the jump!
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The new trailer dropped for the new adaptation of Romeo and Juliet starring Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth. Encompassing an all-star cast that includes Damien Lewis of Showtime’s hit-show “Homeland,” Oscar-nominee Paul Giamatti, and Lesley Manville, the film looks to be an interesting mix of star and scenery.
Guy Lodge of Hit Fix reported yesterday that the talented Steinfeld has joined Tommy Lee Jones’ next directorial effort, The Homesman in which he stars along with John Lithgow, Meryl Streep, James Spader, Tim Blake Nelson, Hilary Swank, and an array of celebrity actors. After her nomination for The Coen Brothers’ True Grit (2010) in which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, the beautiful, young up-and-comer hasn’t been capitalizing on her success until now. According to her IMDb page, she is scheduled for six films to drop this year including Romeo and Juliet and The Homesman. Read more on Trailer Drops for ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Steinfield Set for a Big Year…
From the studio that brought you the dysfunctional family classics Little Miss Sunshine and Juno, comes The Way, Way Back, directed by Oscar winners Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (Adapted Screenplay for The Descendants). Steve Carell, Sam Rockwell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Maya Rudolph, Amanda Peet, and Liam James star in this coming of age comedy/drama. The Way, Way Back will be in theaters July 5. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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You can pretty much jot this one down as one of my most anticipated films this year. The trailer for Neil Blomkamp’s sophomore effort, Elysium, has dropped, and it looks terrific. Is it just me or does it have kind of a District 9 meets The Matrix vibe going on? Either way, sign me up. We saw the poster earlier today, after the jump have a look at the trailer. Elysium stars Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, and Sharlto Copley, and is due out August 9.
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Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl will star as rival Formula 1 race car drivers in Ron Howard’s new film, Rush. Based on a real life rivalry from the 70s, Hemsworth (The Avengers) stars as British driver James Hunt while Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) plays Austrian driver Niki Lauda. Olivia Wilde also stars in Rush, which will go wide on September 13. Have a look at the trailer after the jump.
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After his last film A Separation won the Best Foreign Language Oscar, movie fans have eagerly awaited Ashgar Farhadi’s next film. Now we get our first look at his follow up to that wonderful film. The Past sees him teaming up with Oscar nominated actress Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) and Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) to tell a story centered on an Iranian man (Ali Mosaffa) having long-term domestic problems with his French wife (Bejo) whom he deserts along with their two children to go back to his homeland. In the mean time, his wife is seeing a French man (Rahim) and therefore writes to him and asks for a divorce which compels the man to come back to France, only to see his wife’s new partner in his home beside his children. Check out the trailer after the jump! Read more on Trailer for Ashgar Farhadi’s ‘The Past’ arrives online!…
You remember way back when in 2002 when Femme Fatale filmmaker Brian De Palma cut a trailer with the entire film in it? But it was so stylish and super fast that everyone loved it? Well if you did something similar, the results were less stylistic and just all around underwhelming you’d have the trailer for the Kimberly Peirce directed Carrie remake. Starring Julianne Moore and Chloe Grace Moretz, Carrie centers around a sheltered high school girl (Moretz) who unleashes her newly developed telekinetic powers after she is pushed too far by her peers. Check out the trailer after the jump!
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I have read all the books in ‘The Mortal Instruments‘ series, doodled production design ideas, and even drafted different scripts with the hopes of the movies turning out as epically beautiful as the written words of Cassandra Clare, but after watching the trailer, I find my heart has dropped a bit. Being a fan who has written Ms. Clare letters and inquired about the adaptation of her books into film, I feel she sold out much too soon. So different from the book are the looks and feels of certain characters, which jarred my viewing experience, I’m not floored by the effects but, rather, annoyed with how cheesy it is turning out to be. Read more on Of the Upcoming Mortals and Cities…
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High up on my list of films to look forward to in 2013 is Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives, which re-teams him with Ryan Gosling after their successful collaboration Drive two years ago. This time around, it’s a western of sorts, set within the world of underground fighting in Thailand. It’s also got a criminal element to it and looks absolutely gorgeous in its brutality, going by this Red Band Trailer that just dropped. The film also finally has a set release date, which is July 19th, but it might screen at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival too. Check it out after the jump and get excited for the latest pairing between Gosling and Refn! Could Kristin Scott Thomas live up to the Best Supporting Actress hype we’ve made for her?
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Last week we saw the poster for The English Teacher, starring Julianne Moore. Today, we have the trailer. Moore stars as a teacher who falls for one of her former students in Craig Zisk’s comedy. The film also stars Nathan Lane, Greg Kinnear, and Lily Collins, and opens on May 17. Have a look at the trailer after the jump.
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Academy Award winner Colin Firth and Emily Blunt star in Arthur Newman, a heartwarming tale of a middle-aged man (Firth) starting over after a difficult divorce, whose plans are derailed by a woman (Blunt) struggling to leave her own past behind. The screenplay is by Academy Award nominee Becky Johnston (Seven Years in Tibet, Prince of Tides), with Dante Ariola making his directorial debut. Arthur Newman arrives in limited release on April 26. Have a look at the trailer and poster after the jump.
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Sony Pictures Classics has released the first trailer for Richard Linklater’s third film in the Before series. Before Midnight reunites Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) nine years since their last encounter (Before Sunset), and eighteen years since their first (Before Sunrise). The film opens May 24, and you can read Joey’s ***½ review here. Have a look at the trailer after the jump.
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It’s going to be a summer full of super heroes (again), with Marvel’s Iron Man 3 and Warner Brothers’ Man of Steel looming as enormous box office giants. Twentieth Century Fox hopes to be in on the action as well, with their stand alone story of The Wolverine. Hugh Jackman reprises his role as the Adamantium enhanced titular character, with James Mangold (Walk the Line) directing. The Wolverine will be in theaters July 26, 2013. Have a look at the trailer and poster after the jump.
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The Sundance Film Festival had an electic group of films this past year. One of them was Zal Batmanglij’s The East starring Brit Marling, who was fantastic in last year’s Arbitrage (2012), Alexander Skarsgaard, who remains one of the last redeemable things about HBO’s “True Blood” and Academy Award nominee Ellen Page.
Batmanglij, who was responsible for directing his debut Sound of my Voice (2012), teams up with co-writer Marling to bring this seemingly mysterious and thrilling film to audiences this summer. The synopsis is as follows via Fox Searchlight:
In THE EAST, Sarah Moss (Marling) is a brilliant operative for an elite private intelligence firm whose top objective is to ruthlessly protect the interests of their A-list corporate clientele. She is assigned to go undercover to infiltrate an anarchist collective known for executing covert attacks upon major corporations. Living amongst them in an effort to get closer to their members, Sarah finds herself unexpectedly torn between two worlds as she starts to fall in love with the group’s charismatic leader (Skarsgard), finding her life and her priorities irrevocably changed.
Logan Hill of IndieWire had this to say from seeing it at Sundance:
“Suspenseful, ludicrous, fascinating, and utterly unsubtle, Zal Batmanglij’s “The East” plays like an unholy mash-up of “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and “Alias.” The film builds on the themes of cult and identity that Batmanglij and his star Brit Marling explored artfully in their breakout debut “The Sound of My Voice.” But here, that psychology is in service of a fast-paced espionage potboiler.”
The full poster is below along with the film’s trailer and link to the film’s website. The film opens in theaters May 31, 2013 and is being distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures. Read more on Zal Batmanglij’s ‘The East’ gets new Poster and Trailer…
After breaking out of the Harry potter franchise with her role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Emma Watson looks to be taking another step in the right direction, if the newly released trailer for The Bling Ring is any indication. The movie, directed by Sofia Coppola, is inspired by actual events, when a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities’ whereabouts in order to rob their homes. Emma looks to be having a blast as one of the groups ring leaders and we could always use films that offer interesting societal commentary on our celeb obsessed culture. Check out the fun trailer after the jump!
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