Boyhood TV spot

This Boyhood TV spot opens with something that communicates the unusual scope of the Richard Linklater film in just a few seconds.

A set of photos of the central character, Mason Jr. (played by Ellar Coltrane) flashes by in quick succession, illustrating his growth from age 6 to age 18. While the feature itself is a terrific vision of the growth of the boy and the family around him, that parade of images is a perfect way to condense the film into just a few seconds. The spot continues from there, of course, and you can watch the whole thing here. Read More »

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Boyhood, the new film from Richard Linklater, is a great movie, with touching, funny, and committed performances from all involved. Linklater’s comedy isn’t based in outrageous provocation, but from the observation of moments that are recognizable by almost anyone. And Boyhood works in that mode, provoking the sort of knowing laughter that comes from the exploration of everyday moments.   

But one of the biggest laughs in the film comes from something a little different. The film references pop-culture moments frequently, to ground the story in time and let us know who the characters are. One scene, a conversation about Star Wars, works because of the film’s own backstory (Boyhood was filmed incrementally over a period of 12 years) and a bit of gently perfect timing from Ethan Hawke and editor Sandra Adair.

We talked to Hawke about the film, and he explained how that particular moment came to be.  Read More »

new clouds of sils maria trailer

Clouds of Sils Maria looks like an airy puzzle, and a showcase for its excellent cast. The new film from Olivier Assayas (Carlos, Demonlover) casts Juliette Binoche as an actress forced to confront the progression of time and her career. She once found fame playing the ingenue in a play about a woman who drives her employer to suicide; now she’s asked to take the play’s tragic role, as an emerging new star (Chloe Grace Moretz) nabs the juicier part. Meanwhile, her assistant (Kristen Stewart) may be playing out a real-life version of the play in her relationship with Binoche’s character. Check out a new international Clouds of Sils Maria trailer below.

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Boyhood

Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood is one of my favorite movies of the year so far. The film tells the story of a young boy’s childhood from age 5 to age 18. You’ve probably also heard that the movie was filmed over the course of 12 years using the same actors. But it is an independent film which I understand is a hard sell for some of you. Easier to get your friends together to see a bunch of big transforming robots and explosions… The movie begins to rollout in major cities on July 11th, so I have listed 107 reasons why you need to Boyhood when it comes to your town.

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Premature red band trailer

/Film is proud to exclusively debut the red-band trailer for Premature. Co-written and directed by Dan Beers, Premature opens in theaters and On Demand on July 2.

In the mold of another big summer film, Premature takes the time travel conceit made popular by Groundhog Day and grafts it onto another genre. Edge of Tomorrow did the same sort of thing with sci-fi action; here, Beers does it with raunchy teen comedy.

Imagine reliving the worst, most embarrassing day of your life and over and over again. That day that includes the lead having an opportunity with the girl of his dreams, only to, well, provide the title of the movie. Premature stars John Karna (Bindlestiffs), Craig Roberts (Submarine, The First Time), Katie Findlay (The Philosophers, “The Killing”) and Alan Tudyk (Dodgeball, Wreck It Ralph). Below, check out the hilarious Premature red-band trailer, exclusively on /Film. Read More »

‘Beneath’ Trailer: Trapped Miners Face Horror

Beneath trailer

In Beneath, a coal miner (Jeff Fahey) about to retire picks the wrong time to finally follow the old “bring your daughter to work day” concept. When the young woman (Kelly Noonan) joins dad and his mining crew, she’s underground when a collapse traps them all hundreds of feet below — sorry, beneath the surface.

What happens next looks like some combination of The Descent and The Thing, but there are glimmers that this may be more of a psychological horror than a monster movie. Regardless, the first Beneath trailer is pretty damn good. Watch the trailer below. Read More »

‘Hellion’ Trailer: Aaron Paul Is a Bad Dad

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During his time on Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul seems to have mastered the art of playing sympathetic screw-ups. He plays yet another one in the upcoming Hellion, which debuted at Sundance earlier this year.

Written and directed by Kat Candler, the bleak drama centers around single dad Hollis (Paul) and the two sons he’s barely raising — teenage Jacob (Josh Wiggins) and the younger Wes (Deke Garner). When Wes gets taken away by Child Protective Services, Hollis and Jacob must take responsibility to bring him back. Watch the Hellion trailer after the jump.

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Boyhood trailer

There isn’t a film quite like Richard Linklater‘s Boyhood, which follows an American family over the course of more than a decade. Linklater shot the film, with cast Ethan HawkePatricia Arquette and newcomers Ellar Coltrane and Lorelei Linklater, over twelve years. Each year he brought the cast together for a scene or two. With an effortless air, Richard Linklater “documents” the growth of two siblings, played by Coltrane and the younger Linklater, and the evolution of their family. It’s a truly great film; see the first Boyhood trailer below. Read More »

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