the silent man

Liam Neeson speaks with a low, hushed tones in the clip for the aptly titled The Silent Man, a film based on the life of Mark Felt, the high-ranking FBI informant revealed to be the infamous “Deep Throat” in the President Richard Nixon Watergate scandal that was chronicles in the Best Picture nominated 1976 film All the President’s Men.

In the timely film acquired by Sony Pictures Classics last week, The Silent Man follows the personal and professional life of Felt, who risked his family and career in the name of the justice and the truth.

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Logan Lucky trailer

Steven Soderbergh‘s “anti-glam Ocean’s 11” looks, to put it simply, like a blast. Based on the first footage from Logan Lucky, which arrived over the weekend, Daniel Craig‘s performance alone as Joe Bang may be worth the price of admission. We haven’t seen Craig quite like this before, and the same can be said for the rest of the stellar cast in Soderbergh’s blessed return to filmmaking.

Below, watch the Logan Lucky trailer.

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Baby Driver Stunt Driving

Nowadays it’s become easy for blockbusters to use visual effects to pull off insane stunts. It’s part of the reason some action movies have become surprisingly mundane. There’s just something that lacks excitement about a stunt you know wasn’t actually done by anything other than a computer. Even the Fast and Furious movies have taken to having more visual effects heavy action sequences when they used to rely on real stunt driving. But thankfully, this summer brings a cure for the common blockbuster.

Baby Driver is the latest film from writer/director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs the World), and a new featurette reveals that the action flick about a getaway driver trying to get away from his chosen profession is chock full of real stunt driving, with real cars, on real locations, with real people. For real.

Watch the Baby Driver stunt driving featurette after the jump. Read More »

Green Band Trailer

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 support some homicidal cats, stand aghast as we see what chaos Amber Tamblyn has wrought, see how well things are going in the middle east, get the skinny on Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine with a very fat documentary, catch a movie in reverse, give props to a trailer maker of the highest order and feel fuzzy that indie films still shine bright. Read More »

Mortal Engines

Author Phillip Reeve’s four-part Predator Cities book series isn’t messing around when it comes to its title: in the future depicted in the novels, cities have become actual predators. Every city on Earth is now on wheels, constantly cruising around looking for smaller cities to consume and absorb.

The first book in that series, Mortal Engines, is getting a film adaptation from producer Peter Jackson and some of his The Lord of the Rings collaborators, and now Jackson has shared the first piece of Mortal Engines concept art with fans.
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The Strain final season trailer

An FX show that’s had its ups and downs is coming to a close this summer. Based on Chuck Hogan and Guillermo del Toro‘s trilogy of books, The Strain was initially expected to last three years. Early on, though, its creators realized there was more left to the series to explore. At one point, showrunner Carlton Cuse thought it could go to season five, but they’re happy to end the series on its own terms with the fourth and final season, which takes place after humans lost the world to vampires.

Below, watch The Strain final season trailer.

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Shimmer Lake trailer

Shimmer Lake is one of the funniest thrillers in recent memory. Oren Uziel‘s directorial debut, which plays out in reverse time, has a ton of laugh-out-loud moments to go along with some bloodshed and betrayal. It’s a story of a heist gone wrong in a small town where everybody knows everybody and, from beginning to end, it keeps you laughing and on your toes.

Below, watch the Shimmer Lake trailer.

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The Hitman's Bodyguard trailer

Ryan Reynolds has been in some solid movies that haven’t required him to use his fast-talking jokester persona (Buried, The Nines, etc), but sometimes an actor crafts a persona so well that it becomes difficult for audiences to accept them doing anything else. And Reynolds is good at being an exasperated, sarcastic badass, so he might as well lean into it, right? Toss somebody like Samuel L. Jackson into the mix, and now you’ve got yourself a party.

That’s exactly what The Hitman’s Bodyguard does, and the film’s latest trailer shows the two of them in buddy cop mode as they bicker all across Europe while trying to stay one step ahead of a dictator who wants them dead.
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Spider-Man Homecoming TV Spot

Hot on the heels of the two new trailers for Spider-Man: Homecoming released earlier this week (along with our breakdown of the new footage in each of them), a new extended TV spot has arrived, showing off even more footage from the rebooted Spidey franchise that is now part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Taking a cue from the international trailer, we get to see a bit more of the flashback to Tom Holland‘s introduction as Spidey in Captain America: Civil War from Peter Parker’s personal video diaries that he took before and during the battle, including how he got his suit from Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) beforehand. Plus, we get a glimpse of a couple new webs that Spidey can weave with his new high tech suit.

Watch the new Spider-Man Homecoming TV spot below. Read More »

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Get Shorty trailer

We already have one great Get Shorty adaptation. Barry Sonnenfeld‘s 1995 film is a hugely faithful adaptation, one that captures not only the spirit of the book but doesn’t make many departures from Elmore Leonard‘s novel. The Epix series, on the other hand, is taking the story of a criminal breaking into the movie business in a different direction.

Below, watch the Get Shorty trailer.

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