Timbuktu trailer

By now, you’re probably well acquainted with the of Best Picture Oscar nominees. (And if not, that 24-hour marathon has you covered.) The Best Foreign Language Film contenders, on the other hand, remain a more mysterious bunch.

Among this year’s crop is Timbuktu, Mauritania’s first-ever entry for the prize. Though it’s racked up praise on the festival circuit, it’s only now getting a proper theatrical rollout in the U.S. Get yourself ready by watching the Timbuktu trailer after the jump. Read More »

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CHILD 44

Tom Hardy has never met an accent he didn’t like, whether it’s Bostonian in The Drop, Welsh in Locke, or whatever the hell he’s doing in The Dark Knight Rises. In his new movie Child 44, he gets to take midcentury Russian out for a spin.

Directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House), the thriller follows police agent Leo Demidov (Hardy) in Soviet-era Russia. When he begins investigating a serial killer who targets young boys, he attracts the wrath of the state, which refuses to acknowledge the crimes at all.

Noomi Rapace plays Leo’s wife Raisa, Gary Oldman is General Mikhail Nesterov, and Joel Kinnaman is Leo’s rival. Jason ClarkePaddy Considine, and Vincent Cassel also star. Watch the Child 44 trailer after the jump. Read More »

The First ‘Fantastic Four’ Trailer Is Here

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The wait is over! Hot on the heels of our very first official look behind the scenes of Fantastic Four, comes the very first trailer for Fantastic Four.

Josh Trank directs the Marvel Comics adaptation, starring Miles Teller as Reed Richards / Mr. Fantastic, Kate Mara as Sue Storm / Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm / Human Torch, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm / The Thing, and Toby Kebbell as Victor Domashev. Watch the Fantastic Four trailer after the jump.

UPDATE #1: See some high-res screengrabs from the trailer, see the first poster, and watch a version of the trailer with commentary from the filmmakers.

UPDATE #2: A newly discovered Easter egg within the trailer offers a juicy hint about the plot.

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Vincent Cassel in Partisan

The Sundance Film Festival is proving to be a source of endless delight even for those of us who are just reading reviews from home. Because while we might not be able to watch the movies from our couches, we can still enjoy the trailers as thoroughly as anyone in Park City.

The latest Sundance entry to unleash a trailer is Partisan, directed by Ariel Kleiman. At the center of the story is Alexander (Jeremy Chabriel), an 11-year-old trained as an assassin. When this dangerous but sheltered boy begins thinking for himself, he poses a problem for father figure Gregori (Vincent Cassel). Watch the first Partisan trailer after the jump.

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Deep Web teaser

Here’s a lively first teaser for Deep Web, a new documentary from Bill and Ted co-star Alex Winter, who recently directed the doc Downloaded. The new film Deep Web looks into the FBI takedown of Silk Road, the online marketplace most famous for dealing drugs online, and investigates the charges against Ross Ulbricht, who authorities claim was “the Dread Pirate Roberts,” responsible for running Silk Road. The doc will premiere in spring 2015; check out the Deep Web teaser below.  Read More »

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