‘Pawn Sacrifice’ Trailer: Bobby Fischer Vs. The World In Bleecker Street’s Chess Drama
Bleecker Street jumped into the acquisitions fray for the first time in a splashy way at last fall’s Toronto Film Festival, sealing a seven-figure deal for Pawn Sacrifice. The Ed Zwick-directed drama that stars Tobey Maguire as iconic U.S. chess champion Bobby Fischer and Liev Schreiber as Russian champ Boris Spassky, whom Fischer challenged in a historic match that captured the world's attention in 1972 at the height of the Cold War. Now its Bleecker Street’s most… Read
‘How He Fell In Love’ Clip: Exploring Faithfulness And Betrayal
EXCLUSIVE: Los Angeles Film Festival entry How He Fell In Love is a drama about a young musician (Matt McGorry) who is coping with the death of his bandmate and begins an affair with a married yoga teacher (Amy Hargreaves). Their relationship tests her marriage and his ability to move forward. In the clip here, the two lead characters discuss their relationship, edging but then retreating from polyamory in favor of a kind of faithful infidelity.
Written and directed by Mar… Read
‘A Walk In The Woods’ Trailer: Redford & Nolte Take A Hike
Robert Redford decides it would be great idea to undertake a trek along the 2100-plus-mile Appalachian Trail with old high school buddy Nick Nolte in this Sundance 2015 entry. Before too long the two estranged chums discover the hike through 14 states from Georgia to Maine is going to be an uphill struggle. Literally and figuratively.
The movie sparked heated bidding that upstart distributor Broad Green Pictures won with a whopping high-seven-figure P&A commitment… Read
‘Cop Car’ Trailer: Sheriff Kevin Bacon Menaces Kids Who Stole His Cruiser
Boys will be boys — and in this case, they might pay for it. Here’s the first look at Cop Car, starring Kevin Bacon as a sleazebag small-town sheriff who makes life miserable for a couple of kids who make off with his patrol unit. The young’uns (James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford) happen upon the seemingly abandoned car in the woods and can’t resist a siren-blaring joyride. But the fun soon stops short — turns out there’s a little something in the trunk that the… Read
‘Point Break’ First Trailer: Johnny Utah Rides Again
The first trailer for the Point Break remake finally has dropped, bringing with it a combination of nostalgia and extreme sports sure to warm the hearts of people still pining for the Kathryn Bigelow-directed original starring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze.
As in the original, Point Break centers on a novice FBI agent named Johnny Utah, who goes undercover with a group of rebellious thrill-seekers led by the charismatic Bodhi, to investigate a series of daring crimes… Read
‘Dope’ Red Band Trailer: Still Lives Up To Its Name
In case you missed it the other day, prepare to have a much happier Memorial Day off. Sundance hit Dope has a new red band trailer. It’s similar to the previous trailer released in April, but with more details about the problem the film’s three young protagonists find themselves stuck with, and of course far more swearing, just so it’s clear this won’t be a PG-13 joint.
Dope follows a trio of nerdy South Los Angeles high school students obsessed with the golden age of hip… Read
New ‘Black Mass’ Trailer: Parenting Advice From Whitey Bulger
We won’t know until September if Black Mass, the long-overdue biopic about notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger, is going to be any good, but the trailers, at least, are riveting. The newest features Johnny Depp’s spectacularly creepy take on Bulger, seen here dispensing life advice to a 6-year-old, strolling around his neighborhood, and of course straight up killing people willy nilly.
Black Mass spans the 1970s, 80s, and early 90s, depicting how Bulger, a… Read
‘Golan The Insatiable’ Trailer: Kneel Before Fox’s New Toon Series
A year after Fox scrapped its ADHD Saturday animation block, one of the programs culled from that toon incubator is making its way to primetime. Here’s the first trailer for Golan The Insatiable, which launches May 31 with a new voice cast led by Aubrey Plaza and Rob Riggle. It follows Dylan (Plaza), a 9-year-old small-town oddball who is picked on and harassed — until one day she stumbles upon Golan (Riggle), a mighty “godlord” from another dimension. All Dylan wants is… Read
‘Serial Thriller’ Trailer: ID’s First Original Scripted Drama Tracks A Sadistic Killer
EXCLUSIVE: True-crime channel Investigation Discovery is getting into the original scripted drama business with Serial Thriller: Angel Of Decay, and here’s a first look at the three-night miniseries premiering in June. Seems a “magnetic, charming” guy is dispatching lovely young women in the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s. The terrorized community looks to a pair of local police investigators to examine some gory crime scenes and figure out who is behind the bloodshed… Read
‘Amy’ Trailer: New Look At Amy Winehouse Doc That’s Stunned Cannes
Asif Kapadia’s Amy had an Out of Competition Midnight Screening here in Cannes last week and is easily one of the films receiving the most praise across the Official Selection. The documentary about Amy Winehouse stunned in its premiere and is gearing up for a July 3 release in both the U.S. and the UK, via A24 and Altitude, respectively. The film is the tragic and remarkable story of the six-time Grammy-winner and features extensive unseen archive footage and previously… Read
‘We Are Your Friends’ Trailer: Zac Efron Is An Aspiring DJ With Big Plans
“It’s the DJ’s job to get the crowd out of their heads and into their bodies.” Key word here is “job” — as in you’ll have to get a real one unless you follow your dreams and set the Hollywood nighttime world on fire. Here’s the first full trailer for We Are Your Friends, starring Zac Efron as Cole, an aspiring DJ who can’t stand the thought of having to “live and die in the Valley.” He spends his time toiling over that one unfailing track, that killer cut that will propel… Read
‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ Trailer: First Look At YA Action Sequel
“The course of your lives will determine the course of humanity — into light or darkness.” Pretty heavy burden to assign a pack of youngsters, but that’s how it goes in this first trailer for Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Teen Wolf star Dylan O’Brien, Kaya Scodelario and company are back for another run through the postapocalyptic dystopian future world adapted from James Dashner’s YA books. This time, Thomas leads the Gladers through a maze as they attempt to topple… Read