the lovers and the despot trailer

The story chronicled in the new documentary The Lovers and the Despot sounds like a joke, which only makes the truth of it feel all the weirder and all the more horrifying. In 1978, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il abducted South Korean director Shin Sang-ok and actress Choi Eun-hee (who were estranged lovers) and forced them to help revitalize his struggling film industry. What followed was truly stranger than fiction and directors Ross Adam and Robert Cannan look to chronicle every beat of this incredible tale in The Lovers and the Despot. You can get a sample of what to expect in the newly arrived trailer.

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Tickled is one of the most bizarre and riveting documentaries of the year, but the real-life story unfolding around the film is also getting stranger by the day.

Last night at a Tickled Q&A in Los Angeles, the film’s co-director Dylan Reeve encountered a surprise: several people featured in the documentary showed up for the screening. Hit the jump for the cringe-worthy video that resulted, and some thoughts from co-director David Farrier on how he feels about proceeding with the film’s release. Massive SPOILERS for the Tickled documentary follow (If it’s playing in a theater near you, you should see it. It’s great).
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Zero Days Trailer

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney‘s (Taxi to the Dark Side) new movie Zero Days premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and has been playing the film festival tour before it hits theaters this July. The film is about the world of cyberwar. The title is a reference to the concept of a zero day vulnerability, which is a hole in software that can be exploited by hackers. Once the flaw becomes known, the software’s author has zero days in which to plan and advise any mitigation against its exploitation.

We’ve seen many movies about these kind of things, and in today’s technology driven world, its a real threat. Magnolia Pictures has released a new Zero Day trailer, which you can watch after the jump.

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‘Tickled’ Trailer: Who Is the Tickle King?

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Have you ever heard of competitive endurance tickling? Today’s the first I’ve heard of it, thanks to the trailer for the upcoming documentary, Tickled. The doc follows a journalist named David Farrier, as he investigates the dark underbelly of the world of endurance tickling. While that synopsis sounds like a joke, it’s not.

Watch the Tickled trailer below.

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high-rise posters

High-Rise started dividing audiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. I was lucky enough to see Ben Wheatley‘s (Kill Listadaptation of J.G. Ballard‘s novel a few short weeks later at Fantastic Fest, where it was embraced more warmly by festivalgoers. High-Rise is far from a movie for everyone, and it’s better for it.

Watch the latest High-Rise trailer below.

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High-Rise trailer

Tom Hiddleston is one of the few Marvel stars sitting out this summer’s Captain America: Civil War, but he might have something even better up his sleeve. This spring brings the release of Ben Wheatley‘s High-Rise, in which he plays a doctor named Robert Laing who moves into a high-end apartment building. He’s seduced by the easy luxury of life in the tower, which seemingly has everything a young man could need.

But tension and unease are brewing between the classes, and a charismatic provocateur named Wilder (Luke Evans) is fanning the flames of revolution. Full-fledged chaos breaks out, and Laing finds himself swept up as well. Watch the latest High-Rise trailer after the jump.  Read More »

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creative control trailer

The best thing I can say about Creative Control is that it would make a terrific double feature with Spike Jonze’s Her. This near-future slice of quasi-science fiction is a very funny and occasionally chilling look at what happens when the amazing technology within our grasp collides with the fact that human beings are, in general, Big Dumb Selfish Idiots.

Creative Control was snatched up from the 2015 SXSW Film Festival by Amazon Studios and Magnolia and they’ve just released the first trailer. Put this one on your radar.

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the wave

Disaster movies are a tough subgenre. Sometimes it’s hard to enjoy watching thousands or millions of people get demolished in some of the worst ways imaginable, especially if there are zero emotional stakes, or if they’re simply treated as an afterthought in a major, CG-heavy summer blockbuster. With The Wave, director Roar Uthaug attempts to ground the disaster movie scenario.

After the jump, watch The Wave trailer.

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Synchoronicity trailer

In addition to your Star Trek Beyonds and Independence Day: Resurgences, 2016 also promises some more unexpected, under-the-radar sci-fi offerings. Like Synchronicity, a new time-travel noir thriller from writer-director Jacob Gentry (of 2007’s The Signal).

The twisty plot centers on a physicist named Jim Beale (Chad McKnight), whose new invention is able to fold the space and time to create wormholes. Things start to get weird when a mysterious dahlia flower appears out of nowhere, and he discovers that the woman he’s just started flirting with, Abby (Brianne Davis), might not be exactly who she says she is.

Michael Ironside plays a venture capitalist who’s interested in Jim’s device, and AJ Bowen and Scott Poythress play Jim’s scientist pals. Watch the Synchronicity trailer after the jump.
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