Posted on Tuesday, May 26th, 2015 by Angie Han
Coming-of-age indie narratives are a Sundance staple each year, and this year one of the most buzzed-about was Marielle Heller‘s The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Based on the novel by Phoebe Gloeckner, it stars Bel Powley as Minnie, a teenager growing up in 1970s San Francisco.
Minnie loses her virginity to a much older man (Alexander Skårsgard) who also happens to be dating her mom (Kristen Wiig), and her life only gets crazier and more complicated from there. Check out the first Diary of a Teenage Girl trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
After narrowly escaping the maze in the first film, Thomas (Dylan O’Brien) and his comrades discover that life outside the Glade is no picnic either in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Turns out the Glade was just Phase One of a program developed by the none too subtly named WCKD, as a response to a catastrophic solar flare that has decimated the planet.
In search of answers, our heroes head out into an unforgiving desert landscape known as the Scorch, filled with roving zombie-like creatures known as Cranks. (This franchise loves capitalizing things for no reason.) Basically, think Mad Max meets Oblivion, plus the zombies from 28 Days Later. Yeah. Not a good scene. Watch the first Maze Runner The Scorch Trials trailer after the jump. Read More »
One of the most buzzed-about titles out of the Sundance Film Festival was undoubtedly the energetic comedy Dope from director Rick Famuyiwa. We’ve already seen a creative teaser trailer, and a much more informative theatrical trailer for the flick, starring Shameik Moore in a breakout performance, but one more couldn’t hurt. This one offers a quick new glimpse into the film with the help of a signature track from chart-topping artist Kendrick Lamar. I hear the kids think he’s quite the fine rapper. Read More »
Update from editor Peter Sciretta: Dope executive producer Pharrell Williams just revealed the film’s official poster on Instagram. Check it out after the jump.
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Barely Lethal appears to fuse the high school movie with the actions sequences from an espionage thriller. Hailee Steinfeld is the orphaned and highly trained operative who escapes life as an agent in order to experience “normal” teen life. Samuel L. Jackson is the taskmaster who wants her back; Sophie Turner is the rival; and Jessica Alba is the enemy agent who provokes everyone into a frenzy. Check out the new Barely Lethal trailer below. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Poor box office sank plans for a second Mortal Instruments movie, but the franchise will live on in a different form. ABC Family has set McG to direct the first episode of Shadowhunters, based on the fantasy YA series by Cassandra Clare. More details on the Mortal Instruments TV series after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 by Angie Han
She’s All That is getting a modern makeover. The Weinstein Company and Miramax have put into development a remake of the 1999 teen romcom, which starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Rachael Leigh Cook, and Paul Walker. Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun) is set to direct. Get all the details on the impending She’s All That remake after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, March 19th, 2015 by Angie Han
The Fault in Our Stars author John Green is back this summer with Paper Towns, a somewhat lighter tale of teen romance. Nat Wolff plays Quentin, an ordinary kid who carries a torch for his beautiful and mysterious next-door neighbor Margo, played by Cara Delevingne. But they haven’t much spoken since childhood, so he’s shocked when one night, she beckons him out on an adventure.
Then, things take a turn for the even weirder next morning when she vanishes, leaving a trail of clues for Quentin and his friends to follow. Watch the Paper Towns trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 by Angie Han
Here’s a slightly different spin on the “deadly operative just wants to lead a simple life” trope. Kyle Newman‘s Barely Lethal stars Hailee Steinfeld as a teenager who’s been trained since childhood to be an assassin. Kind of like Hit-Girl, or Hanna, or Marvel’s Black Widows. Only she decides she wants out so she can become a high schooler instead.
As always happens in these types of movies, though, she discovers that leaving her old life behind isn’t as easy as she’d hoped. Among those on her tail are Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Alba, and Game of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner. Watch the Barely Lethal trailer after the jump.
Update: Newman points out this Barely Lethal trailer is the Arabic version, with an official version for the U.S. market to arrive shortly.
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