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 catch up with a liar, get an STD from a ghost encounter, mix it up in the octagon, I grok Spock, and we get to know one of the biggest D&D fans out in the wild. Read More »

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A Tale of Love and Darkness trailer

Natalie Portman is ready to take the leap from working with high-profile directors, to becoming one herself. The Oscar-winning actress’ first feature filmmaking effort is A Tale of Love and Darkness, an adaptation of the memoir by Amos Oz. Portman also stars in the film as Amos’ loving but long-suffering mother Fania. A Tale of Love and Darkness made its world premiere at Cannes last year, and is now on its way to release in the U.S. Watch the first A Tale of Love and Darkness trailer below.  Read More »

London Road trailer

Tom Hardy is a man of many talents. Last year, he convincingly played twins, killed it as Max Rockatansky, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his performance in The Revenant. We’re not seeing as much of Hardy this year, but we still have some upcoming projects we’re looking forward to seeing him in. He stars in Steven Knight‘s (LockeFX series Taboo and has a supporting role in the musical London Road.

Below, watch the London Road trailer.

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the age of shadows trailer

A few years ago, South Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-woon‘s sojourn in Hollywood came to an abrupt end when The Last Stand was a box office bomb. And while I have a soft spot for that goofy, endearingly odd movie, a late-period Arnold Schwarzenegger shoot ’em up was probably not the best use of the man who directed A Tale of Two Sisters, A Bittersweet Life, I Saw the Devil, and The Good, The Bad, The Weird. Here’s a filmmaker who has always been at his best when he’s allowed to go totally for broke. He wasn’t made to juggle aging action stars and studio notes.

Now, Kim has returned to his homeland and has a new movie arriving this year. And I’m a little biased because I have loved almost all of his work so far, but The Age of Shadows looks like one of 2016’s more exciting movies, an espionage story that looks genuinely fresh and tense.

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league of gods trailer

I’m not going to pretend to be an expert in Chinese literature, but I will be the guy who just watched the League of Gods trailer and knows what admirable insanity looks like. Because I spent about ten minutes Googling it, I can tell you that this movie is based on Fengshen Bang (otherwise known as Investiture of the Gods, Apotheosis of Heroes, and a variety of other titles), a 16th century Chinese novel written by Xu Zhonglin that combines aspects of actual Chinese history with mythology and fantasy to tell a story that sounds like a gigantic comic book crossover event. Except that it was, you know, written centuries before superheroes were a thing.

Anyway, let’s just watch this wacky trailer.

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Doctor Strange trailer

In a few months, Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) will have his world turned upside down, both metaphorically and literally. Today at Comic-Con, Marvel presented the second trailer for director Scott Derrickson‘s (Sinister) origin story. The trailer has now made its way online, which continues to tease a potential head trip of a comic book picture.

Below, watch the new Doctor Strange trailer.

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The Lego Batman Movie trailer

For this year’s Hall H panel, Warner Bros. brought along not one but two Batmen. There was Ben Affleck for the Justice League presentation, of course — and then there was Will Arnett for The Lego Batman Movie. Arnett and director Chris McKay brought some new The Lego Batman Movie footage and took a few minutes to answer some questions about the movie.

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Legion trailer

A couple months back, FX debuted the very first photo from Legion, their upcoming series based on Marvel’s X-Men comics. At Comic-Con today, the network revealed a whole lot more.

Created by Noah Hawley (Fargo), The Legion stars Dan Stevens (The GuestDownton Abbey) as David Haller, a troubled young man who’s been diagnosed as schizophrenic. After half a lifetime of going in and out of hospitals, he starts to realize that the voices in his head might be real. Watch the Legion trailer below.  Read More »

King Arthur

Sadly, director Guy Ritchie didn’t attend Comic-Con this year to promote a Man From U.N.C.L.E. 2. We’re not going to see that sequel anytime soon (or ever…), but Ritchie is currently hard at work on King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Today, the first trailer for the fantasy film debuted at San Diego Comic-Con. Since Ritchie was preoccupied, only Charle Hunnam (Pacific Rim) was present to discuss the movie, which he described as possessing a “magical realism” quality.

Below, watch the King Arthur: Legend of the Sword trailer.

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