After premiering at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the adventure comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople is coming to theaters this summer. The film hails from What We Do in the Shadows director Taika Waititi, and since the vampire mockumentary was one of /Film’s collective favorite films of 2015, it should come as no surprise that those of us who saw Hunt for the Wilderpeople at Sundance absolutely love it. And those who haven’t seen it yet, can’t wait to check it out.
A new Hunt for the Wilderpeople trailer has just debuted, and it shows off just enough of the hilarious manhunt that takes Sam Neill and breakthrough child actor Julian Dennison through the woods of New Zealand. This is an indie you simply must seek out this summer. Read More »
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It’s safe to say we’ve probably had enough dystopian sci-fi films where people are forced to compete, train or play some kind of dangerous game in order to survive while a higher power oversees their struggle as a display of authority. The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Maze Runner have all tapped into this trend, mostly thanks to the success of thee young adult books on which they’re based. But it seems like audiences may be getting tired of them.
That hasn’t stopped another attempt at bringing the concept to life, but this time with a bit of an older cast at the center of the story. Andron follows a group of men and women in the distant future who wake up in a dark maze with no idea who they are while Alec Baldwin is the man who controls the various challenges and dangers they face. As you’ll see in the Andron trailer below, it’s as derivative as it sounds, and not even the special effects make it worth watching. Read More »
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 delve deep into the furry community, try and find something uplifting over a woman dying from breast cancer, admire a girl who’s learning how to jab, hook, and shake, get some violent medical attention, and explore a world you can help make happen.
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We’re only a few short weeks away from seeing AMC’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon‘s Preacher. Any fan of the comic book series knows it’s been a long journey for this property. When Preacher was being developed as a film it attracted plenty of talent, but even a director as capable as Sam Mendes couldn’t crack the story. Mendes, however, predicted the story would play better as a television series and that “someone will come along that has a really good take on it and is able to do it.” If the early reviews for the AMC series are any indication, the Road to Perdition director was correct.
Below, watch the latest Preacher teaser trailer.
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With Game of Thrones back in full swing, fans are happy to have Emilia Clarke back as their Mother of Dragons. But this summer they’ll see another side of the British actress as she stars in the tearjerking romance Me Before You, based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Jojo Moyes. No, it isn’t a Nicholas Sparks movie, but that doesn’t mean it’s not full of sappy, cheesy romance.
The story follows a caretaker named Louisa Clark (Clarke) tasked with taking on a paralyzed young banker named Will Traynor (Sam Claflin of The Hunger Games franchise), who is having trouble finding joy in life since an accident put him in a wheelchair a couple years ago. But Clarke’s endless charm just might be enough to get him out and about, as evidenced by a new Me Before You trailer that you can see after the jump. Read More »
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Last year, director 20th Century Fox and Ridley Scott found plenty of success and critical acclaim with their sci-fi survival drama The Martian. The film ended up landing a Best Picture nomination as well as a Best Actor nod for Matt Damon. Now a little more drama is coming to the red planet with Approaching the Unknown, a new sci-fi thriller that sends Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes, Kick-Ass) on a one-man, one-way mission to Mars. In the trailer, he says he’s going to Mars to live, but he might also be going there to chill until the bad taste from The Brothers Grimsby has washed away.
Watch the Approaching the Unknown trailer after the jump. Read More »
The first Neighbors was such a pleasant surprise that I can’t help but slightly dread Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. After all, you’d need to borrow the hands of your family and friends if you wanted to count every lousy sequel to a great comedy. To its credit, the follow-up to one of 2014’s biggest comedies did get the whole gang back together, with stars Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron back in front of the camera and director Nicholas Stoller behind it. Is this a case where my dread is misplaced?
Maybe. After all, I did chuckle at the new clip from the film Universal just released, which is a good sign.
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We know that the next trailer for Star Trek Beyond is set to arrive on May 20 and will be revealed as part of a larger “fan event” that will include a Q&A with the cast and director Justin Lin. After all, it’s Star Trek‘s 50th anniversary – this is the perfect excuse to go big. But since that date is still weeks away and you may very well be thirsty for anything and everything related to the next film in the greatest science fiction series of all time, you can pursue a new batch of photos that have shown up online.
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Yesterday, I wrote about a behind-the-scenes video that showcased just how much of Jon Favreau‘s The Jungle Book was created in post-production and I was just bowled over by it. It’s one thing to hear that a movie is set entirely in digital environments (because computers can do anything and so on), but it’s another thing to actually see the before and after (because computers can do anything and holy cow).
Disney has released a new series of stills showing the transformation of a few shots in the film, revealing how a lone kid standing in front of blue screens was transformed into a lone kid standing in a lush and photo-realistic Indian jungle by the visual effects geniuses at MPC.
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