Black Mass trailer

If you haven’t been impressed with the work Johnny Depp has been putting out over the past decade, with disappointments like Mortdecai, The Tourist, Dark Shadows, The Lone Ranger, Transcendence, and tired Pirates of the Caribbean sequels, it looks like Black Mass might restore your faith in the actor.

A new trailer for the crime thriller from Crazy Heart and Out of the Furnace director Scott Cooper has just surfaced showing off more of what appears to be an Oscar-worthy performance from Johnny Depp as the infamous Boston gangster Whitey Bulger, who was given free criminal reign thanks to his brother (Benedict Cumberbatch) being situated at the FBI.

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new Victoria trailer

Victoria started doing the rounds at festivals early this year, and I’ve talked to more and more people who really admire it, and at times even love it, after it plays each successive festival. What’s the big deal? In this case, it’s that the film was captured in one single shot, running over two hours. And, while part of me thinks 2+ hours is a long time to watch a single-take experiment, the rest of me is totally game for it.

Here’s what the distributor is saying as part of the official blurb for the film: “This film is not a movie; it’s not about a bank robbery. It is bank robbery. “Victoria” was shot in one single take. Two hours and eighteen minutes. No cuts. No CGI. No cheap tricks. No expensive ones, either. Just one shot.” Does that work? The new Victoria trailer has the advantage of cuts, so you won’t exactly be able to tell from this footage, but have a look anyway. Read More »

Daredevil cinematographer

Netflix’s first Marvel Studios series Daredevil was an instant hit, even if our tendency to binge shows means we’re not talking much about the show anymore, there’s plenty to be excited about for the forthcoming second season.

Jon Bernthal has joined the series as The Punisher, and Elodie Yung landed the role of Elektra, all for a season that also brings new showrunners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez, replacing Spartacus producer Steven S. DeKnight.

Now another new talent has come on board behind the scenes as OZY (via ScreenCrush) reports Swedish cinematographer Martin Ahlgren will be lensing the second season of Daredevil, fresh off his previous Emmy-nominated work with Netflix on eleven out of thirteen episodes in the third season of House of Cards. Find out more about the new Daredevil cinematographer after the jump! Read More »

Queen of Earth trailer

As Emmy voters recognize Elisabeth Moss one last time for her work on Mad Men, she’s already moved on to a thriving post-Sterling Cooper career. She’ll be seen later this summer in Queen of Earth, Alex Ross Perry‘s psychological thriller about a woman unraveling at her friend’s beach house. Watch the Queen of Earth trailer after the jump. \

Update (7/24/15): A new domestic trailer has hit; check it out below. Read More »

El Chapo Movie

Ridley Scott may go back to the drug trade at some point in the future. The director explored some ugly inevitabilities of the drug trade in The Counselor, and now he is signed to make a film based on Don Winslow‘s recent novel The Cartel.

The novel, which follows ten years’ worth of the diverging paths of two former friends, one in the DEA and the other in a drug cartel, is based in part on the story of Cartel boss Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, who has made global headlines since escaping from a Mexican prison earlier this month. While The Cartel won’t quite be an El Chapo movie, but it might be close.

Update: Following the initial report about this project, further info emerged saying that Leonardo DiCaprio is being courted to play the character Keller. More below.

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Phoenix trailer

The film Phoenix, a post-WWII thriller set in Berlin immediately after the war, has played festivals and is currently playing only New York City in the US. Even so, it should be it a film everyone knows about and is ready to see when the opportunity arises, as suggested by its standing at 98% on Rotten Tomatoes with more than 40 reviews. The film will hit LA on July 31, with more cities to come afterward.

No surprise that director Christian Petzold‘s new film is terrific, as he’s been building his skills for years (check out Barbara on Netflix) but this looks like one you won’t want to sleep on. We ran a Phoenix trailer last fall when the film was at the Toronto International Film Festival, but here’s the latest one to remind us all that this one is now rolling out slowly. Read More »

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Scorch Trials trailer

If you haven’t seen the film The Maze Runner and have been holding off waiting to see if those kids ever got out of that weird maze, I’m afraid the first moments of the sequel’s trailer, if not the existence of the sequel itself, is going to spoil things. Wes Ball returns to direct, and Dylan O’Brien stars once again.

This time he and the other characters have a whole new set of problems to deal with, not least of which are the character played by Aidan Gillan (aka Littlefinger on Game of Thrones) and the cranks, a set of people infected by the virus that has scoured humanity.

In this new The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials trailer, we’ll start to see what happens when O’Brien and others take refuge in a desolate city, where they’re not the only ones in town. Read More »

Strangers on a Train remake

After Gone Girl, author Gillian Flynn was quickly established as a screenwriter and developer of TV and film projects. One project announced last year that raised eyebrows more than any other was a remake of Strangers on a Train, the Alfred Hitchcock film in which a theoretical conversation between two men about murdering each others’ respective relations turns into real murder.

Flynn was reported to be teaming with Gone Girl director David Fincher and star Ben Affleck on the film, with a slightly new take on the story that would establish it as a modern tale while likely retaining some of the thrill of the original. But that is just one of many projects for Flynn (and Fincher) and the author now suggests the Strangers on a Train remake is a ways off, at best. Read More »

new Spectre trailer

The first teaser trailer for Spectre, the 25th James Bond film, dropped a few stunning plot hints, including the suggestion that Bond (played once again by Daniel Craig) has some direct link to the organization Spectre, and perhaps more than one link at that. The first extended TV spot had many flashes of action.

Now we’ve got the new Spectre trailer — the first full-length trailer for the movie, in fact — with a lot more footage, and even more info for Bond fans to chew on. There’s action in Mexico, a few cheeky lines, some new gear courtesy of Q, and a lot more mystery around that evil organization, Spectre, which turns out to have deep roots in Bond’s own past. Check it out below! Read More »