Jake Gyllenhaal in Southpaw

Jake Gyllenhaal has had a really excellent run over these past few years, culminating in a career-best performance with Nightcrawler. But it’s not over. He seems poised to continue his winning streak with Southpaw, if the first trailer is any indication.

Directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by Kurt Sutter, Southpaw stars Gyllenhaal as a boxer who’s lost everything — up to and including his daughter, who’s been taken away by Child Services. He begins the painful process of putting his life back together the only way he knows how, by re-entering the ring.

Rachel McAdams plays his beautiful wife, Forest Whitaker his strict coach, and Oona Laurence his cute kid. Check out the Southpaw trailer after the jump. Read More »

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No Escape Trailer

The Weinstein Company have released the trailer for their international thriller No Escape. No, this isn’t the big screen adaptation of Dan Trachtenberg’s Portal: No Escape you’ve been hoping for… The story follows Owen Wilson‘s family who move to Southeast Asia to suddenly find themselves in the middle of a violent political uprising, and must escape as rebels attack the city. The story sounds like a grounded character thriller but the trailer focuses on big moments of action you might not expect from that logline. The film is from Quarantine/Devil director John Erick Dowdle, and co-stars Pierce Brosnan and Lake Bell. Watch the No Escape trailer now embedded after the jump. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Eva trailer

In the film Eva, Daniel Brühl plays a cybernetic engineer who, while attempting to craft a robotic child, is reunited with his former lover, who happens to be paired up with his brother. So the film, from director Kike Maíllo, has a blend of deep sci-fi and some heady romantic entanglement, all of which is on display in this Eva trailer. Marta Etura, Lluís Homar and Alberto Ammann also star; check out the footage below. Read More »

new Halloween movie

Michael Myers never stays dead for too long, and now he’s returning to the big screen. Dimension films has revived efforts to make a new Halloween film. The first step in the process is to hire Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, who together wrote several Saw movies (specifically the latter four films), to write the script for the new film. But what is this Halloween going to be? Reportedly, it will be a “recalibration,” which seems like a single-word replacement for “we’re not sure yet.” Read More »

Hateful Eight supporting cast

Quentin Tarantino has been rolling cameras in Colorado for his new film The Hateful Eight, and the beginning of production provides an opportunity for the reveal of additional cast members. We now know that a few Tarantino regulars and some new faces are in the cast, joining the lead players Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Demian Bichir, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern and Channing Tatum. Read More »

Nicolas Cage in Left Behind

Nicolas Cage has played some pretty kooky characters in his time, so his latest role should fit right in. Everyone’s favorite Oscar winner / B-movie fixture has just signed on for Army of One, about a regular Joe who decides to look for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Larry Charles (Borat) is directing.

More on the Nicolas Cage Army of One movie after the jump. Read More »

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Underdogs US trailer

Director Juan Jose Campanella (The Secret in Their Eyes) made an animated foosball movie a couple years ago, called variously Metegol and Foosball, and The Weinstein Company will release the movie in the US this spring under the title Underdogs. Along with giving the film that new title, the Weinsteins have dubbed the movie with an English-language voice cast that includes Matthew Morrison (Glee), Ariana Grande, Nicolas Hoult (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Bell Thorne (Blended), Katie Holmes (Batman Begins) and John Leguizamo. You can see a new Underdogs US trailer, featuring work from that voice cast, after the break. Read More »

Everly trailer Salma Hayek

If you’re looking for some fun, tense, innovative action later this week, you should check out Everly. Joe Lynch‘s latest film stars Salma Hayek as a woman stuck in an apartment when her ex-boyfriend/gangster finds out she’s turned on him. In an instant, her world gets violent as any and everyone imaginable visits to try and kill her. But Everly isn’t going to back off without a fight and the result is non-stop insanity.

Everly comes to on demand on January 23, well before it hits theaters on February 27. Below, you can watch the brand new, official Everly trailer. Read More »

Paddington movie review

Paddington is a PG-rated family film about a talking bear who moves from the jungles of Peru to London. That premise, based on a popular series of children’s book by Michael Bond, is obviously silly. Yet writer director Paul King‘s adaptation is so on the money, so well-done, so deceptively simple, heartfelt and flat-out entertaining, it make movies with far more plausible plots seem silly by comparison.

Below read the rest of our Paddington movie review, which talks about what the movie does right that others should take note of. Read More »

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