‘Complete Unknown’ Clip: “Your Farsi Is Getting Much Better”
How would you react if someone you thought you’d never see again suddenly reappeared in your life pretending not to know you? That’s the premise of Amazon Studios and IFC Films’ Complete Unknown, which offers up a challenging character study of two people at serious crossroads in their lives. Though the premise might suggest a vibe somewhat similar to Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy, it tilts decidedly toward mystery and thriller, beginning at a dinner party where Tom… Read
‘Miss Hokusai’ Trailer: Japanese Toon From Gkids’ & ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Creators
Gkids has amassed eight Oscar nominations for Best Animated Feature since 2009 including two last year — but no wins — and here is the first trailer for its latest pic. Set in 1814 Edo (now Tokyo), Miss Hokusai tells the story of O-Ei, the daughter behind one of the most famous artists in Japanese history.
Director Keiichi Hara’s coming-of-age film sees people coming from throughout the city to see the work of the revered painter Hokusai — while his daughter toils inside… Read
‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Trailer: Lasse Hallstrom Film Told From K-9 Perspective
“What is the meaning of life … and why does food taste so much better in the trash?” Those questions and others have hounded pooches for centuries — right? — and now comes a film that digs for the answers. Here is the first trailer for A Dog’s Purpose, Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom’s family film about a dog who realizes the essence of his own existence through his own reincarnation that puts him into the lives of many owners.
It starts out as Bailey (voiced by J… Read
‘Lion’ Trailer: Pic Starts Awards Hunt Ahead Of Toronto Premiere
If there’s one film this fall that will leave moviegoers reaching for their Kleenexes, it’s Weinstein Co.’s emotional drama Lion directed by Garth Davis. Based on Saroo Brierley’s 2013 memoir A Long Way Home, Lion follows the 5-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar) who becomes separated from his family after falling asleep on a parked train, and winds up 1,000 miles from his village in Calcutta. After learning to survive in Kolkata, Saroo is ultimately adopted by an Australian… Read
‘American Anarchist’: Charlie Siskel’s Doc Probes ‘Anarchist Cookbook’ Author – Venice
EXCLUSIVE: American Anarchist is a documentary about William Powell who, at age 19, wrote one of the most infamous books ever published: The Anarchist Cookbook. From Oscar nominated filmmaker Charlie Siskel (Finding Vivan Maier, Tosh.0), the doc will world premiere out of competition at the Venice Film Festival which launches on August 31. Check out the trailer above in which Powell says he “grossly underestimated” the controversy his writing would provoke.
The film has… Read
Ex-‘Top Gear’ Producer On “Perfect Storm” At BBC & Jeremy Clarkson’s New Amazon Series – Edinburgh Video
Former Top Gear exec producer Andy Wilman told an audience of industry executives at the Edinburgh TV Festival that his departure last year from the BBC — and that of the show's principals — was part of "a perfect storm" that had been brewing for some time, and one which might have been avoided. Wilman exited the motoring show in 2015 as longtime friend and series host Jeremy Clarkson's contract was not renewed after a now infamous fracas with a producer. Co-hosts James… Read
‘Rings’ Trailer: Samara Returns In The Digital Era
Paramount has released the first trailer for Rings, the third installment of the popular horror franchise that launched in 2002 with The Ring starring Naomi Watts.
From director Javier Gutierrez comes the return of Samara and the cursed tape that strikes terror to those who press play, which leads to their demise after seven days. “You’ve opened up a door, now no one is safe,” a mysterious man warns after a young woman sacrifices herself to the video in order to save her… Read
‘Manchester By The Sea’ Trailer: First Look At Kenneth Lonergan’s Family Drama Starring Casey Affleck
“If you really feel you can’t take this on, you know, that’s your right.” Here is the first trailer for Manchester by the Sea, writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s portrait of a Boston janitor (Casey Affleck) who, after the death of his brother, is forced to return home to care for his teenage nephew (Lucas Hedges). There he confronts the tragic past that separated him from his family and the Massachusetts fishing town where he was raised. But he isn’t interested in… Read
‘Dexter’ Drops New Trailer Marking Showtime Series’ 10th Anniversary
Showtime has dropped a new trailer for Dexter as the critically praised series turns 10.
Dexter starred Michael C. Hall in his Golden Globe- and SAG Award-winning role as Dexter Morgan, a complicated and conflicted blood-spatter expert for the Miami Metro police department, with his own twisted sense of justice as he spends his days solving crimes and nights committing them. Named one of the best-written series of all time by the Writers Guild of America, the 2006-13… Read
‘Those Who Can’t’: Season 2 Trailer & Guest Stars For TruTV Comedy
There’s a new principal at Denver’s Smoot High in the upcoming second season of Those Who Can’t, truTV’s first scripted comedy. And here is the first trailer for the sophomore year of the show, which follows three trouble-making teachers who are more inept that the kids they educate.
In Season 2, the trio of teachers (series creators Andrew Orvedahl, Ben Roy and Adam Cayton-Holland) still are out to beat the system as they struggle to survive each day on their own terms… Read
Oscars: Saudi Arabia Enters ‘Barakah Meets Barakah’ In Foreign Language Race; Kingdom’s Second Submission Ever
Barakah Meets Barakah, the debut feature of writer/director Mahmoud Sabbagh, has been selected to represent Saudi Arabia in the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar race. The movie, which debuted in Berlin, thus becomes the second-ever entry from the kingdom. It follows Haifaa Al Mansour's 2013 charmer Wadjda, which was Saudi Arabia's first official entry. Though roundly-lauded, that film failed to make the Oscars shortlist.
The crowd-pleasing Barakah Meets Barakah debuted to… Read
‘La La Land’ Trailer: It’s Emma Stone’s Turn To Sing
Like the earlier first look at Lionsgate/Summit’s La La Land, a star is singing over a dialogue-free trailer. Last time it was Ryan Gosling, so this time Emma Stone takes center stage, singing the song “Audition” from the pic, which is now ramping up ahead of its world premiere August 31 at the Venice Film Festival.
The pic tells the story of Stone’s Mia (Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet… Read