iZombie trailer

Leave it to The CW to make a TV show about a zombie that you’d brag to your friends about dating. Based on the DC Comic of the same name, iZombie is a show about a young woman named Liv (get it?), who is holding up pretty well despite being dead. Liv works with dead bodies, and which probably helps out when she gets hungry and needs to eat some brains. And her show, based on the first iZombie trailer, looks fairly entertaining, if also pretty familiar.

iZombie is the DC Comics show (well, actually drawn from a Vertigo Comics title — that imprint being a subset of DC) which has pulled less attention than other shows like Arrow and The Flash. That lesser attention is in part because this show draws on a more obscure book, and also because we hadn’t seen anything to indicate the show’s tone. Now we know: it’s like Veronica Mars, with a bit of a whiff of the undead. Which we might have guessed, given the creators (Rob Thomas wrote and directed the pilot) but it helps to see it in action. Check out the iZombie trailer below. Read More »

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Last Man on Earth trailer

Why shouldn’t Will Forte be the last man alive? Or The Last Man on Earth, at least, as indicated by the title of his new show. We expected to see this televised oddity last year, but now it is set for a March premiere. Forte plays, yeah, the last man on the planet, named Phil Miller, and this new trailer for the show jokingly argues that, as the last guy around, he’s also, by default, the best at everything.

The name “Phil Miller,” by the way, is a portmanteau of the names of the show’s creators: Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who you may know as the creators of an unbroken string of good stuff that begins with Clone High and goes through The Lego Movie and 22 Jump Street. They co-created the show with Forte. At this point we have no idea how this will be more than a one-off story. There are obvious antecedents here (like I Am Legend, one film adaptation of which gives this show its title) but for a Fox series? No clue. We can’t wait to see where it goes. In the meantime, check out the Last Man on Earth trailer below. Read More »

new Chappie trailer

This new Chappie trailer really makes Neill Blomkamp‘s latest film out to look like his own RoboCop. There’s the designer played by Hugh Jackman who is trying to push a new military/police technology, with a design that looks a lot like the ED-209. There’s the advent of a new drone police force, and the one who ends up with a more-human-than-robot consciousness. But is that just an easy sales pitch to hide the film’s true personality? Check out the trailer below and see if you can figure it out. Read More »

Run All Night trailer

If you thought the latest film in the Taken series would be the end of Liam Neeson‘s run as an action star, you thought wrong. Here comes Run All Night, which casts Neeson as a mob hitman who must protect his son from the violent attentions of a gangster after the young guy witnesses the wrong act. This one re-teams Neeson with his Non-Stop and Unknown director Jaume Collet-Serra, and also features Joel Kinnaman, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ed Harris, Bruce McGill, Genesis Rodriguez, Boyd Holbrook, Holt McCallany, and Common. Check out the Run All Night trailer below. Read More »

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Focus Features has released a new trailer for Maps to the Stars, David Cronenberg‘s new drama about a dysfunctional Hollywood family. Mia Wasikowska plays a mysterious woman who hails from a famous Hollywood family. She returns to town and secures a job as a personal assistant to aging actress Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore), but seems to have some ulterior motives.

Meanwhile, her relations (played by John Cusack, Olivia Williams, and Evan Bird) are dealing with troubles of their own. Rounding out the cast are Robert Pattinson as a limo driver, and Sarah Gadon as Havana’s late actress mother. Watch the Maps to the Stars trailer after the jump. Read More »

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Not unlike Ryan Reynolds‘ character in The Voices, you have a dilemma. You can watch the latest trailer for the dark comedy, which opens February 6, and get spoiled on some of the film’s bigger surprises. Or you can not watch it. But once you know more about the film, the latter option might be difficult to deny.

In The Voices, directed by Marjane Satrapi, Reynolds is a likable factory worker who talks to his animals. His dog and his cat are his own personal version of the angel and devil on his shoulder. As he goes through life interacting with these two animals, his actions become increasingly shocking and disturbing. The Voices co-stars Anna Kendrick, Gemma Arterto, Jacki Weaver and we liked it at Sundance. You can read our non-spoiler review there or, if you so choose, you can watch The Voices trailer below. Read More »

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Resurrecting the dead rarely turns out to be a good idea in the movies, but that doesn’t stop movie characters from continuing to try. And then instantly regretting their actions the moment they succeed. That’s the basic premise of The Lazarus Effect, the latest picture to come out of Jason Blum’s horror hit factory.

Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde play med students who find a way to bring the dead back to life. After she does in an accident, he winds up using the method on her. It works, but there’s something very wrong about the version of her that comes back. Evan Peters and Donald Glover also star. Watch The Lazarus Effect trailer after the jump.  Read More »

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