Celebration of 2013 as a year of movies is already in full swing, with critics groups handing out their awards, top-something lists starting to appear, and many a montage of 2013 footage competing for your time. The latest supercut ready to remind us of how some movies looked really good before we actually got to see them is Final Cut 2013, an 8-minute assembly of trailer moments, beauty shots, and trailer gags.
Get on the ride, below, and stick around for the argument that supercuts such as this one reflect the movie industry in ways that might not be exactly what was intended. Read More »
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Posted on Monday, December 9th, 2013 by Angie Han
We haven’t heard much from Doug Liman‘s Edge of Tomorrow since we got our first glimpse of footage at Comic-Con, but that’s changing in a big way this week. In advance of the sci-fi thriller’s first trailer release on Wednesday, Warner Bros. has launched a nifty viral campaign, and several images to go along with it.
Based on a graphic novel by Hiroshi Sakurazaka, the film centers Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Tom Cruise), who despite his lack of combat training is thrust into the middle of a war against an alien race. He dies quickly, but gets caught in a time loop that forces him to relive that same battle over and over. Emily Blunt stars as another soldier. See the new pics after the jump.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we land on the unfriendly side of the Berlin Wall, consider the more meaningful side of the movies, witness one of the most truly horrible trailers I’ve seen all year, revisit the JFK assassination, and get wowed by a desert.
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That first big batch of orgasmic Nymphomaniac posters was eye-catching for obvious reasons, and appropriate as the first public face for a movie that is probably going to me the most explicit non-porno most people see in the next year. But they were so over the top as to be almost comic. (See any of the many Brady Bunch photoshops to make the point.)
These two new posters are much more restrained, and are far more creepy for it. Sure, the “crop-as-heart” idea is pretty easy to digest, but what’s the fishing hook all about? Ew. That’s just off-putting. See them both in full below. Read More »
The Christmas movie season is almost here and while most of us are getting super excited for The Wolf of Wall Street or Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, there will be plenty of other options at the theater. One example is 47 Ronin, Carl Rinsch‘s big budget samurai fantasy epic starring Keanu Reeves. The film has been in production for what feels like forever with plenty of behind the scenes drama, yet we’re now just a few short weeks away from finding out if Rinsch was able to rise above all that. I will say, after the first few trailers failed to impress, the TV spots showing up during primetime shows have me much more interested.
Now, a slew of behind the scenes footage has come online that will only help get you interested in the film, which also stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki, Tadanobu Asano and Rinko Kikuchi. Check it out below. Read More »
In next year’s Need for Speed, Dominic Cooper is easy to peg as the bad guy. But in Reasonable Doubt, he plays a guy involved in a weirder car-based crime. He seems to be involved in a pretty straight-forward hit-and-run death, which is bad. But it puts him in contact with a mysterious dude played by Samuel L. Jackson, and that turns out to be really bad.
Check out a trailer for the thriller below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, December 6th, 2013 by Angie Han
Despite what that disclaimer led people to believe, the Coen Brothers‘ Fargo was not actually based on a real incident. But in a twist out of a Hollywood movie, the untrue Fargo wound up playing a part in a strange true tale after all, and now there’s a movie about the latter.
Directed by David Zellner and based on a 2001 event, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter centers on a lonely Japanese woman (Rinko Kikuchi) who becomes convinced that a stash of money buried in a fictional film is real, and heads to Minnesota to seek the buried fortune.
Which sounds like a great basis for a whimsical indie — but in reality, the woman’s quixotic quest turned out to be something else, something sadder and darker, entirely. Hit the jump to take a first look at the pictures and find out what actually happened to the “treasure hunter.”
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Posted on Thursday, December 5th, 2013 by Angie Han
Having taken over the big screen to the point where it seems like no big-budget pic gets made anymore without his name entering the mix, Joseph Gordon-Levitt is now turning his attention back to the small screen.
His production company HitRECord has just released a new trailer for their series, the rather simply-titled HitRECord on TV. The half-hour variety is set to debut later this winter. Check it out after the jump.
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