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 talk Slamdance, intimately get to know a mall cop, build a fort in our living room, build something epic, ponder wi-fi names, watch a slacker slacking, and be jealous of some European kids having the time of their life. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 by Jacob Hall
The set of Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One has been pretty quiet aside from a handful of set pictures showing a grungy dystopia where the vast majority of people spend as much time as possible living in a virtual world called the OASIS. Now, we know a little more about how the film will portray this virtual world: it will be created through motion capture and 60% of the film will take place there.
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 give you suffering from the holiday blues something to smile about, go back to Antarctica with the guy who did that thing that one time with the penguins, give out some indie love, peer into the history of VW, and revisit a vampire tale that surprised a few. Read More »
Posted on Friday, December 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
The list of actors who’ve played superheroes is long, and getting longer seemingly every day. But the subset of actors who’ve played multiple superheroes is still pretty small. One who belongs to that exclusive club is Ryan Reynolds, who played Deadpool in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, then Green Lantern in Green Lantern, and then Deadpool again in Deadpool.
That last film was the one where he finally struck gold. Deadpool fared better than Green Lantern by every metric, earning far stronger reviews and grossing way more at the box office. So what went right? Why did Deadpool soar where Green Lantern had stumbled? Reynolds has some thoughts on that front. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 15th, 2016 by Angie Han
Our wait is finally over. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story finally opens tonight in the U.S., paying off literally years of rumors, hype, reporting, and marketing. But we Star Wars fans are kind of a greedy bunch, aren’t we? We can never get enough. Sure, Rogue One is here at long last — but what about the next Star Wars movie, Episode 8? When will we see the first trailer for that?
Well, if it were up to star Adam Driver, the answer would be “never.” But it’s not, and Kathleen Kennedy definitely has other plans. The Lucasfilm chief recently fielded a question about when we’d see the first Episode 8 footage. Find out what she had to say below. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
Like Star Wars, but wish it were a little more like Batman v Superman? Zack Snyder has you covered. The DC director has taken it upon himself to mash up the Batman v Superman trailer with Star Wars, reframing the conflict as “Dark Side Knight v Superjedi.” It’s a cute little exercise, but one that’s bound to ruffle some feathers in both fandoms — especially once you realize this means he’s cast Batman as some sort of Sith lord. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 8th, 2016 by Angie Han
The very first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer drops tonight — and you can count on us to have it up here the moment it does — but while we wait, how about another little morsel to tide you over? A new image unmasks the Marvel superhero, showing off Tom Holland as Peter Parker. Check it out below. Read More »
This Week In Trailers: Donnie Darko, A Fat Wreck, Banking On Bitcoin, Figures of Speech, Liberation Day
Posted on Sunday, November 27th, 2016 by Christopher Stipp
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 Donnie Darko gets a 4K re-release, the new Captain Kirk narrates a story of some overly ambitious high schoolers, Fat Mike learns a thing a two about running a music label because he’s seen a thing or two, we try and earn a few bitcoins, and North Korea lets in an industrial band to play a few tunes for the people. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 by Peter Sciretta
When Disney acquired Lucasfilm from George Lucas, they announced they would be making three new Star Wars films continuing the Skywalker saga, as well as revealed plans to develop stand-alone anthology movies set outside of this overarching story. As we near the first “Star Wars Story” Rogue One, it occurs to us that Colin Trevorrow‘s Star Wars Episode IX isn’t that far off in the distance (currently scheduled to hit theaters on May 24th, 2019). Will that be the finale in the Skywalker movies? Will the Star Wars saga continue after Episode 9? Find out what Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy says, after the jump.
Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2016 by Ethan Anderton
After two movies that blended live-action and animation, Sony Pictures Animation is taking The Smurfs in an entirely different direction with a new fully computer animated adventure, featuring a completely different voice cast, and a mystery for the blue guys (and one girl) to solve.
Smurfs: The Lost Village follows Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty as they defy Papa Smurf’s rules, head into the Forbidden Forest, and try to find a rumored lost village full of…well, we don’t know, but they have eyes just like the Smurfs, so I guess that’s a good sign?
Watch the new Smurfs The Lost Village trailer after the jump. Read More »