Posted on Thursday, August 25th, 2016 by Angie Han
Natalie Portman has had a busy 2016, starring in Jane Got a Gun and Knight of Cups, as well as her own directorial debut A Tale of Love and Darkness. And she’s still not done. Next month she has two films debuting at both Venice and Toronto. One is Jackie, the First Lady biopic from Pablo Larraín. The other is Planetarium, an intriguing drama directed by Rebecca Zlotowski (Grand Central).
The latter stars Portman and Lily-Rose Depp (Yoga Hosers) as two American sisters with an unusual gift. The ladies make their way through 1930s Paris and catch the attention of a filmmaker (Emmanuel Salinger) mounting an ambitious new movie. Watch the Planetarium trailer below. Read More »
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The Guardians (foreign title “Zaschitniki”) is Russia’s attempt at a Marvel Avengers-style superhero blockbuster. Directed by Armenian director Sarik Andreasyan and starring Sebastien Sisak, Anton Pampuchniy, Sanzhar Madiev, Alina Lanina, Valeria Shkirando and Stanislav Shirin, the story follows a secret group of Soviet superheroes named “Patriot” created during the Cold War to defend the homeland from supernatural threats. The team is comprised of representatives of the different nationalities of the Soviet Union. But really all you need to know is the movie features a bear-man shooting a huge Gatling gun. Watch The Guardians trailer now after the jump to see what Russia’s big superhero team-up blockbuster looks like.
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Audiences lucky enough to get into a sneak preview screening of the horror flick The Woods at Comic-Con were treated to one of the coolest surprises that cinema has seen in a while. The horror film directed by Adam Wingard was revealed to actually be a sequel to The Blair Witch Project simply called Blair Witch. In the spirit of the original film, it’s apparently one of the scarier horror releases in recent memory.
Now a new Blair Witch trailer has arrived to show you the terror in store when the movie hits theaters next month, and it looks even more suspenseful and terrifying than the original movie from 1999. With the way this secret was kept from audiences, I really hope it delivers the scares along with the surprise that this movie even exists. Read More »
The Disappointments Room was one of the movies impacted by Relativity’s bankruptcy. D.J. Caruso‘s horror film hasn’t been delayed as long as Before I Wake (watch that trailer here), but it started shooting back in 2014, and it was originally scheduled to come out earlier this year. Relativity will release the movie, which stars Kate Beckinsale, in limited release next month, on the same date they had last scheduled Before I Wake.
Below, watch The Disappointments Room trailer.
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All three of Sir Ridley Scott‘s children have directed feature films now. The Alien director’s oldest son, Jake, has made some great music videos (The Cranberries’ “Zombie”) throughout his career, and his last picture was the thoughtful drama Welcome to the Rileys. Ridley Scott’s daughter, Jordan Scott, directed Cracks, which features an often frightening and heartbreaking performance from Eva Green. Luke Scott, who worked as a second-unit director on The Marian and Exodus: Gods and Kings, has his debut feature-length film, Morgan, coming out shortly.
Below, check out some Morgan videos.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
When Manchester by the Sea premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, it was met with near universal acclaim from all who saw it. Many attendees declared it an early frontrunner for the best film of 2016. It started the 2017 Oscar conversation before the 2016 awards could even occur. The film was quickly purchased by Amazon Studios and Roadside Attractions. Director Kenneth Lonergan, whose Margaret famously endured all kinds of hell on its way to release, was now responsible for a movie that looked like it could play far beyond an audience of faithful cineastes and critics.
The first Manchester by the Sea trailer has arrived and it’s full of drama and bittersweet laughs and glimpses at complex performances from the likes of Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams. Oh, and there are Massachusetts accents. Oh boy, are there Massachusetts accents.
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Posted on Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Angie Han
Not to be outdone by the Blair Witch, Samara is also mounting a return this fall. Paramount has unveiled the first trailer for Rings, starring Matilda Lutz and Alex Roe as the latest victims of that eerie video from 2002’s The Ring. And if you’re wondering how Samara’s curse could possibly continue in an era where no one watches VHS tapes anymore, you may be pleased to see she’s made some technological upgrades. Watch the Rings trailer below.
UPDATE: We’ve added a Rings international trailer below which contains a bit of new footage.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
Were Narcos just another crime drama, it could go on indefinitely with the story of DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña chasing after drug kingpin Pablo Escobar . But it’s bound to historical events, and the fact is that Escobar couldn’t keep running forever. As of the end of season one, the clock is running out for Escobar. Season two picks up where season one left off, and promises to take us through to the end of Escobar’s story.
Which isn’t to say it’ll be smooth sailing for our heroes from here on out. Sure, we in 2016 know what becomes of Escobar (played here by Wagner Moura). But our heroes in the show, Murphy (Boyd Holbrook) and Peña (Pedro Pascal) are still in the middle of a very intense situation. As Murphy says, “Pablo is never more dangerous than when you almost have him.” Watch the latest Narcos season 2 trailer below. Read More »
About a week ago, the first promotional teaser arrived for an animated feature that would bring back Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin. The two actors played the live-action television iterations of the Caped Crusaders in a TV series that started back in 1996, and now we get to see (or rather hear) the duo back in action with the full trailer for Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders.
The animated feature is modeled after the 1966 series, complete with plenty of cheesy jokes, Robin’s signature “Holy ____, Batman” lines, and all of the key villains back to bring trouble to Gotham City all over again.
Watch the Batman Return of the Caped Crusaders trailer after the jump. Read More »