assassin's creed trailer breakdown

The first trailer for Assassin’s Creed arrived late last night, so you know what that means – it’s time for a trailer breakdown, where we go through this whole batch of footage frame-by-frame and talk about what we find. I’m approaching this as a casual fan of the video game franchise. I’ve played a few and I’ve enjoyed them. I’m also approaching this as someone who thinks Michael Fassbender and Justin Kurzel making a video game adaptation is just plain fascinating. These are not the kind of people who half-ass their movies. There is no way this is just another lousy video game movie…right?

Anyway, let’s climb a tall tower and dive into this trailer…

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Warcraft has already screened for select groups of critics (including a member of the /Film crew), but you haven’t heard anything because everyone is under a strict embargo. If you want to know more, feel free to pester the writer of your choice. They won’t be able to say anything, but who knows? Maybe you’ll annoy a detail or two out them.

In the meantime, the rest of us schmoes who haven’t seen the movie have to entertain ourselves with a new gallery of images showing off the film’s cast, which is roughly half live action actors and half motion capture orcs. Oh, and there’s Ben Foster looking pretty damn cool as a wizard, which is a sentence I never thought I’d ever write. It’s not Emily Blunt riding a polar bear, but it will do.

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Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk teaser trailer

Sony Pictures has unveiled the first teaser trailer for Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime WalkAng Lee‘s drama about a squad of soldiers who are brought home from Iraq for a victory tour around the U.S. Much has been made about Lee’s groundbreaking use of 120 fps to heighten the realism of the war flashbacks, but the present day unfolds at a Thanksgiving Day football game, where the soldiers are to be honored in a glitzy halftime show.

“It is sort of weird being honored for the worst day of your life,” observes Billy (played by newcomer Joe Alwyn), and that’s this movie in a nutshell — it exists in the dizzying space between our sentimental celebration of the troops, and the harsh realities they face every day. Watch the Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk trailer after the jump.  Read More »

assassin's creed trailer

It’s about time somebody made a genuinely good movie based on a video game, so why not Michael Fassbender and director Justin Kurzel? And if there’s going to be a good movie based on a video game, why not the Assassin’s Creed series, which has had its fair share of fantastic entries? This whole movie feels like a series of why not‘s – it’s about time for somebody to break the video game movie mold.

The first Assassin’s Creed trailer has arrived, so we should probably watch it and carefully examine its mold-breaking capabilities. After all, few video game adaptations have featured a pedigree quite like this.

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Jumanji Reboot Cast

If there are any Orange County fans out there, and there really should be since it’s a sorely underrated comedy, we have some good news. The high school comedy with Colin Hanks in his first starring role also featured Jack Black as his slacker, drugged up brother. Why are we talking about this? Because the forthcoming Jumanji reboot will feature a little Orange County reunion thanks to the fact that Jack Black has joined the cast. Find out more after the jump. Read More »

Ang Lee directing Life of Pi

Four years after the technically audacious, jaw-droppingly gorgeous Life of PiAng Lee is back this fall with Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. Based on the novel by Ben Fountain, the modern wartime drama follows a squad of heroic American soldiers brought home for a victory tour culminating in a showy appearance at the Thanksgiving Day game. Get your Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk first look below.  Read More »

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John Hillcoat isn’t done with the crime genre yet. The director behind The PropositionLawless, and Triple 9 will direct Honor for Sale, a true story about corruption and drugs that takes place between 1969 to 1976. In the 1970s, a total of 500 pounds of narcotics were stolen from the NYPD’s Property Clerk Office, and Hillcoat is going to show audiences how it all went down.

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Never one to waste time between projects, Ridley Scott has already lined up a new directorial effort to follow Alien: Covenant. Scott is set to reunite with The Martian writer Drew Goddard for Wraiths of the Broken Land, based on a novel by Bone Tomahawk author S. Craig Zahler. Let’s all step back for a moment and appreciate how much good stuff is crammed into that one sentence.  Read More »

An André the Giant Biopic Is in the Works

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An André the Giant biopic is in the works. With the support of André René Roussimoff‘s daughter, Robin Christensen-Roussimoff, the bio film will depict the late “Eighth Wonder of the World’s” life and career in the World Wrestling Federation. Based on the graphic novel André the Giant: Closer to Heaven, the project currently doesn’t have a director or screenwriter attached.

Learn more about the André the Giant biopic below.

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