‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Trailer: Marvel Releases Early Peek After Online Leak
After a low-resolution version of the first Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer leaked today and caused a fanboy flurry online, Disney and Marvel reacted quickly by releasing the official version almost a week early. (Watch it above.)
The original plan was to debut the trailer next week during ABC's Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. next Tuesday night. When the leaked video started going viral, Marvel smartly opted to put its higher-quality version online, taking the crisis in… Read
‘The Gambler': Mark Wahlberg In Remake’s First Redband Peek
Mark Wahlberg has a few NSFW words for John Goodman in Paramount's first reveal of The Gambler, the remake of the 1974 drama that nabbed James Caan a Golden Globe nomination and jumpstarted screenwriter James Toback's career. Given his reaction a few years back when the remake was announced, Toback might share the sentiment. This Gambler stars Wahlberg as a college professor struggling with a crippling gambling addiction, with Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael K. Williams and… Read
Joshua Oppenheimer’s ‘The Look Of Silence’ Documentary: Hot Trailer
Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look Of Silence is the follow-up to 2013's Oscar-nominated The Act Of Killing. It won the Grand Jury Prize in Venice this year and was jointly acquired by Drafthouse Films and Participant Media on the eve of that fest. At the time, I posted a clip from the film and above is the first trailer.
Act Of Killing, which had a Best Documentary Oscar nomination and won the BAFTA in the same category, saw Indonesian death squad leaders re-enact… Read
Is Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Happy New Year’ The Next Bollywood Blockbuster? (Video)
Bollywood stars have been having a good run at the international box office over the past year, from Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif's current release Bang Bang to Salman Khan in Kick this summer. Next up is arguably the best-known global Bollywood hitmaker, Shah Rukh Khan, in Happy New Year (see trailer below). Set for day-and-date release on Friday in India, North America, Australia, the UK, UAE and elsewhere, the heist pic reunites Khan with his Om Shanti Om and Chennai… Read
Disney Teases Animated Short ‘Feast,’ From ‘Paperman’ Alum – Video
Walt Disney Animation Studios has unveiled a teaser for Feast, a new animated short set to premiere in front of Big Hero 6 in 3D starting November 7. Patrick Osborne makes his directorial debut on the hand drawn/CG hybrid after heading animation on Disney's Oscar- and Annie Award-winning short Paperman. Feast tracks one man's love life as seen through the eyes of his feisty Boston terrier, Winston, revealed through the meals they share. Story is penned by Nicole Mitchell… Read
Chris Rock’s ‘Top Five': Hot Trailer
Chris Rock's Top Five sparked a bidding frenzy at last month's Toronto International Film Festival with Paramount Pictures emerging as the winner for $12.5M. Now the studio has dropped the first trailer. Written, directed by, and starring Rock, Top Five tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected encounter with a journalist (Rosario Dawson) forces him to confront the comedy career--and the past--that he's left behind. Kevin… Read
‘In The Heart Of The Sea’ Trailer: Ron Howard’s Whale Tale
A new trailer for a whale of a tale has just been released by Warner Bros and Village Roadshow Pictures for In The Heart Of The Sea, the Ron Howard-directed adaptation of the Nathaniel Philbrick book. It's the harrowing true survival story of the whaling ship Essex that inspired Melville to write Moby Dick. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Benjamin Walker, George Pollard, Cillian Murphy, Tom Holland, Brendan Gleeson, Jordi Molla and Ben Whishaw as Melville.
In the winter… Read
‘Mockingjay’ Trailer: ‘Hunger Games’ Jennifer Lawrence Surveys The Damage
The latest Hunger Games trailer for Mockingjay Part 1 has arrived, a short one, with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) being flown to a District 12 that was on the wrong end of the Capitol's attentions. Lionsgate is distributing the film, the first part of the last book in The Hunger Games trilogy. The film debuts Nov. 21.
Just guessing this trailer will be nearly as popular as the two released last quarter, which were among the most popular on YouTube. What do you… Read
‘Foxcatcher’ Trailer: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum & Mark Ruffalo Star
Here's the first full trailer for Bennett Miller's Oscar-buzzed Foxcatcher. This gives us a bigger picture of the bizarre relationship between Olympic wrestling champs Mark and Dave Schultz, played by Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, respectively, and their eccentric trainer John DuPont (Steve Carrell). Also starring are Vanessa Redgrave as du Pont's mother Jean Liseter Austin du Pont, Sienna Miller as Nancy Schultz, and Anthony Michael Hall. E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman… Read
Venice Winner ‘A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence’ Goes To Magnolia
Magnolia Pictures has picked up U.S. rights to Swedish comedy-drama A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence, the latest from helmer Roy Andersson (A Swedish Love Story). The deadpan, absurdist comedy marks the third installment in Andersson's “Living” trilogy after his 2000 film Sånger från andra våningen (Songs From The Second Floor) and 2007's Du levande (You, The Living). In it, two traveling salesmen peddling novelty items wander through a series of darkly… Read
‘Saturday Night Live': ‘The Group Hopper’ Trailer Satirizes Every YA Film Ever Made
Looks like film trailer parodies are becoming a part of the weekly sketch rundown on Saturday Night Live this season.
After sending up The Fault in Our Stars last weekend, SNL threw a pie in the face of that gigantic pile of young-adult novels that have been adapted to seemingly endless film trilogies/quartets/etc., including Divergent, The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner.
The “group” jokes are funny, but it's Bill Hader, with his sublime, method portrayal of Elizabeth B… Read
‘CitizenFour’ Trailer: Edward Snowden Documentary Bowing At NY Film Festival Tonight
The world premiere of Laura Poitras' Edward Snowden documentary CitizenFour is tonight as part of the lineup at the New York Film Festival. The film, from Radius-TWC in association with Participant Media and HBO Documentary Films, opens in theaters on October 24 but here's the first look that dropped today.
Poitras was working on a docu about the abuses of national security post-9/11 when she began receiving emails from “citizenfour”, and she brought her camera with her… Read