One of the most exciting things in the movie news world is when a new trailer arrives for one of our most anticipated movies. Last week we were treated to teaser trailers for both Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Logan, the third and final Wolverine sequel featuring Hugh Jackman. But have you ever wondered why these clips used to market upcoming movies are called trailers?
A new video essay from the YouTube channel Today I Found Out explains the origins of movie trailers, including not only where they came from, but why they’re called trailers to begin with. Learn about the origin of movie trailers after the jump. Read More »
Before Westworld made its world premiere on HBO, journalists, critics, and bloggers were given screener of the first four episodes of the new Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy television series. But now that the fourth episode of Westworld aired last night, we are all on the exact same train heading into uncharted territory on ominous DELOS park map. But we have a glimpse into the future thanks to HBO’s Westworld episode 5 trailer. Get a sneak peek at”Contrapasso” after the jump, alongside some more information on next week’s episode.
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Posted on Monday, October 24th, 2016 by Angie Han
It seems like everything’s getting a sequel nowadays, and apparently that even includes popular marketing campaigns from the early 2000s. Last month we showed you the first sneak peek at The Escape, the latest installment in BMW’s short film series The Hire. The original project consisted of eight episodes released between 2001 and 2002 and directed by all manner of high-profile filmmakers like Ang Lee, Guy Ritchie, Wong Kar-wai, and Alejandro González Iñárritu, each one starring Clive Owen as the mysterious hero known only as The Driver.
Owen is back behind the wheel of the new short as well, this one directed by Neill Blomkamp and surrounded by top-notch co-stars like Dakota Fanning, Jon Bernthal, and Vera Farmiga. Today we’ve got the brand-new The Escape short film to share with you, and you can watch it below. 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 visit Brussels to watch God and his daughter do their thing, give some attention to chefs who don’t possess a Y chromosome, get to know a low-rent art forger, say goodbye to an era in the pit, and get weepy in the neonatal department. Read More »
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This Blumhouse Production started shooting almost three years ago. For unknown reasons, Brad Peyton‘s horror film Incarnate has been sitting on the shelf for a while. The WWE co-production is also Peyton’s first horror movie. He previously directed San Andreas, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, and Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, so this Aaron Eckhart-led exorcism movie is uncharted territory for the director. Now there’s a new Incarnate trailer you can watch below.
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Leonardo DiCaprio has been rather vocal when it comes to fighting for environmental issues. He’s produced several documentaries about climate change, clean energy and more such as The 11th Hour, Catching the Sun and Before the Flood. Now he’s turned his attention to the threat of extinction facing African elephants due to the illegal ivory trade around the world.
Directors Richard Ladkani (The Devil’s Miner) and Kief Davidson (A LEGO Brickumentary) spent 16 months with a team of intelligence operatives, undercover activists, passionate frontline rangers and tough-as-nails conservationists to infiltrate the corrupt global network of ivory trafficking. The result is The Ivory Game, a documentary of this surprisingly dangerous criminal underworld that shows the total lack of respect given to some of the most majestic animals on the planet, all for some rich jerks.
Watch The Ivory Game trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
The new Nocturnal Animals trailer is so decadently gorgeous, you’d think it was a Tom Ford ad. And, well, technically it is — but it’s not for one of his fragrances or clothing lines. Nocturnal Animals is the new film by Ford, the fashion designer who made his feature directing debut on A Single Man.
This one stars Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal as a divorced couple who’ve been estranged for many years. But their shared past comes rushing back to the forefront when Edward sends Susan a manuscript of his latest novel, a dark thriller about a family assaulted one night on a deserted West Texas road. Cutting between Susan’s life and the story in Edward’s novel, Ford weaves together a riveting tale of love, betrayal, and revenge. Watch the Nocturnal Animals trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 21st, 2016 by Angie Han
In the final year of his presidency, Barack Obama has been the subject of not one but two movies about his formative years. The first, Southside With You, premiered at Sundance and opened in theaters in August. The second, Barry, landed a few weeks later at TIFF and is now headed to Netflix before the end of the year.
Set in the early 1980s, Barry picks up with a young Barack Obama just as he’s embarking on his junior year of college at Columbia University. The tricky task of playing Obama goes to Devon Terrell, an Aussie actor whose only major screen credit to date is a failed HBO pilot, and by all accounts he acquits himself quite nicely. Also starring are Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) as his college girlfriend, Ashley Judd as his mother, and Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood) and Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton) as some of his friends. Watch the Barry teaser trailer below. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The first trailer for Logan arrived this morning and it’s safe to say that the look and feel of this movie is unlike any other X-Men movie. Director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman seem intent on bringing the saga of Wolverine to a definitive and dramatic close, complete with a trailer that is as solemn as it is exciting.
We’re still in the early days of the film’s marketing and much about the movie remains under wraps, but there’s still a lot to dig into here. Let’s comb through that trailer shot-by-shot and frame-by-frame and see what we can discover. Speculation, and maybe accidental spoilers, follow.
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It’s a good time to be a sci-fi fan. Sure, there’s all the comic book and superhero movies out there right now, but more importantly there are shows like Westworld on HBO and movies like Arrival on the way. After premiering to rave reviews at the Toronto International Film Festival, the new sci-fi drama from Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve is on the way next month, and one quick final trailer gives us one more tease of what’s in store. Thankfully, it doesn’t give away any of the mystery. If anything it only makes the mystery even more enticing.
Watch the new Arrival trailer after the jump. Read More »