Arsenal Trailer - Nicolas Cage

Adrien Grenier is best known for starring in the HBO series Entourage as movie star Vincent Chase. Throughout the series, we’re treated to teases of the movies Grenier’s character has made during his career. Now a trailer for a new action thriller looks like it came straight out of the world of Entourage, complete with a role for Adrian Grenier.

Arsenal follows two brothers (Adrian Grenier and Johnathon Schaech) as they get caught up in the wild antics of a ruthless crime boss — one that just so happens to be played by Nicolas Cage, reprising his character from the 1993 film Deadfall, directed by Cage’s brother Christopher Coppola. Yes, somehow, this is a real movie.

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sneaky pete trailer

There seems to be a hard rule about television shows these days: tell someone it’s one HBO or Netflix and they’ll drop everything to give it a shot. Everyone else, even when they do incredible work, has to battle it out for the remaining shreds of public attention. So let’s take a moment to watch the new trailers for Sneaky Pete, Billions, and The Path, all of which seem to be flying a little under the radar at the moment.

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Roland Emmerich Interview

Earlier this year, I was the only person on the planet mentally unwell enough to defend Independence Day: Resurgence, one of the most critically reviled blockbuster in a year chock-full of movies that audiences of all stripes flat-out rejected. I suppose I just have a soft spot for director Roland Emmerich, whose filmmaking has evolved over the years from “glossy Irwin Allen riff” to “hilariously cruel, misanthropic insanity.” It came as no surprise that Emmerich’s next movie was supposed to be a science fiction thriller about the moon plummeting into the earth. That was the next logical step.

But Emmerich has other interests, too, like trying to prove that Shakespeare didn’t write his plays and making hideously awful movies about important events in LGBTQ history and, apparently, reading the work of author Blake Crouch, since he’s in currently looking to adapt his 2016 novel Dark Matter.

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 Ruby Rose in John Wick Chapter 2

Two very different sequels are currently out looking for fresh blood. Pitch Perfect 3 has found its newest recruit inside Litchfield Correctional, as Orange Is the New Black star Ruby Rose boards the a cappella musical. Meanwhile, the Sicario follow-up Soldado is enlisting one of this summer’s Magnificent Seven, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in the War on Drugs — but on the “drug” side of that fight.  Read More »

unforgettable trailer

Unforgettable belongs to a surprisingly large subgenre: the “Jealous Woman Stalks The Woman Who Stole Her Man” thriller. If you aren’t familiar with this very specific kind of tale, you probably don’t go to movie theaters from January through April or have access to the Lifetime network. Anyway, the first trailer for this movie has arrived and at first glance, it certainly seems like Unforgettable isn’t going to surprise anyone familiar with this particular template. It just depends on how much audiences want to watch Katherine Heigl and Rosario Dawson engage in a battle of quickly escalating wills.

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a cure for wellness international trailer

International trailers have a nasty habit of spoiling far too much. They’re typically overlong, too. But that’s not the case for this great international trailer for Gore Verbinski‘s A Cure for Wellness, a movie billed as a psychological thriller that’s advertised as more of a horror film. This latest one-minute preview teases Verbinski’s latest thriller with some chilling imagery and body horror.

Below, watch A Cure for Wellness international trailer.

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The Wall trailer

If you need some good news today, then here’s some for you: two Doug Liman films are coming out next year. Over a year ago the Swingers and Edge of Tomorrow director reunited with Tom Cruise for the delayed American Made, but he also has a thriller starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Nocturnal Animals) and John Cena (Trainwreck) coming out soon. That movie, The Wall, is set in one location and about two soldiers pinned down by a sniper.

Below, watch The Wall trailer.

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Top 25 Movies of 2016

The end of year is always accompanied by a parade of lists and rankings and recaps and awards, all of the assembled by publications and groups of all sizes and tastes. At its best, this is a season of celebration, of looking back on the year and appreciating the absolute best cinema from past 52 weeks. At its worst, it can be a little mind-numbing, especially when a writer you usually trust puts something especially boneheaded in that number one spot.

One of the beacons amidst the noise is always film critic’s David Ehrlich‘s annual top 25 video, which serves not only as his official list, but as a work of art in and of itself. Honestly, I look forward to these videos as much as I look forward to some movies and I’ve never been disappointed. His Top 25 Movies of 2016 picks do not disappoint.

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The Circle trailer starring Emma Watson

After Emma Watson meets up with her beastly prince and before John Boyega jets off to galaxy far, far away, the pair will be meeting up in The Circle. Directed by James Ponsoldt and based on the novel by Dave Eggers, the techno-thriller stars Watson and Boyega as employees of a wildly successful tech company run by a charismatic founder (played by Tom Hanks). The Circle promises a seamless existence guided by transparency and civility — all you have to do is give over all your personal information, and maybe start using one of the company’s ubiquitous SeeChange cameras. What could possibly go wrong, right?

Watch The Circle trailer below.

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Sight & Sound Announces Their Top 20 Films of 2016

sight & sound top 20 toni erdmann

We’ve reached the point in the year where every publication, website, and critics’ group is rushing to announce their favorite movies of the year before everyone else, a time-honored tradition known as “First!” But few film publications carry as much weight in the end-of-the-year game quite like Sight & Sound, whose Greatest Films of All Time list (updated every ten years after polling critics and film directors) tends ignite movie site comments sections like a match dropped in a puddle of gasoline.

Their annual lists tend to reflect a similar sensibility – a mixture of arthouse fare from around the world with a sprinkle of Hollywood.

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