Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency Trailer

Douglas Adams‘ comedic detective novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency has already been given a TV series adaptation across the pond on BBC Four. But now BBC America is bringing us an American adaptation with just the right amount of British influence, this time created and written by Chronicle and American Ultra writer Max Landis.

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency stars Elijah Wood as a directionless former rocker named Todd who finds himself caught up in a mystery involving the titular time-traveling detective (played by Samuel Barnett). While Todd wants nothing to do with Dirk Gently, the energetic private eye believes that the universe will make him an integral part of what happens next, whether he likes it or not.

Somehow we missed the first Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency trailer when it arrived a couple months ago, but we’ve included it below along with a new featurette that has plenty of Max Landis hyping the show, as well as the first scene from the series featuring Todd meeting Dirk Gently for the first time. Watch all of those videos below. Read More »

the trust trailer

The film festival circuit is littered with the corpses of “bumbling idiots try to be criminals” movies that never managed to go anywhere. It’s one of the default subgenres for filmmakers working on a modest scale – you don’t need too much money or a particularly large scope to tell the story of idiot criminals.

Fortunately, The Trust, which is set to screen at this year’s SXSW, looks like it could be one of the good ones and the presence of Elijah Wood and Nicolas Cage in the lead roles certainly helps. It’s one of those duos that actually makes a lot of sense, as the boyish innocence of Wood looks like it’ll play quite well when placed alongside a particularly unhinged Cage. If nothing else, this new trailer hints at a movie that will soon provide the world with an abundance of new Cage GIFs.

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Last Witch Hunter trailer

This week brought Furious 7 out on Blu-Ray and DVD, along with an Honest Trailer skewering the blockbuster sequel from earlier this summer. And if you’re anxious to see Vin Diesel back in action, you have just over a month to wait

The Last Witch Hunter takes Vin Diesel and puts him in the middle of a fantasy nightmare as an immortal warrior tasked with keeping the world safe from a race of evil witches. And now the Queen Witch who cursed him centuries ago has been resurrected, and all hell is about to break loose.

A new The Last Witch Hunter trailer teases an awakening, but not the one that you’re more excited for this holiday season. And it does come with a slow cover of The Rolling Stones classic “Paint It Black,” for those keeping track of recent trailer cliches. Read More »

The Last Witch Hunter trailer

While fans are waiting for Vin Diesel to get back behind the wheel for Fast and Furious 8, maybe they wouldn’t mind seeing him take on the supernatural in The Last Witch Hunter this fall.

In the Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment production, Diesel plays Kaulder, a witch hunter cursed with immortality who suddenly finds himself as the key to saving the modern-day human race from a legion of creatures attempting to unleash Black Death upon the world. And now a new trailer shows us just what kind of threats he’s up against. Watch The Last Witch Hunter trailer after the jump! Read More »


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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind visual effects

One of the best films of the new century is undoubtedly Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It’s an innovative, beautiful, mesmerizing, heartbreaking and simultaneously uplifting romance. The Charlie Kaufman scripted, Michel Gondry directed film is one of my five favorites of all time, and I’ve explored and read about every facet of the film.

But there might be some of you out there who haven’t dug as deep. That’s why I wanted to post this featurette that dives into the unique and quaint visual effects of the film. Michel Gondry is known for using some interesting practical production methods, but this featurette looks at the seamless digital visual effects that helped complete the film. There are some effects here that you probably didn’t even notice.

Watch the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind visual effects featurette after the jump. Read More »

Cooties trailer

In the horror comedy Cooties, Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson play teachers at a school where the kids become infected with cooties… well, they’re infected with a food-borne virus that has devastating effects on anyone who hasn’t gone through puberty. Mayhem naturally ensues. Imagine some cross between the Community paintball episode and Village of the Damned, and you might be on the right track. Check out the energetic Cooties trailer below.
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Get the latest updates on several sequels that are definitely happening, one that definitely is not, and one more that could really go either way. After the jump:

  • Bond 24 gets a polish from Edge of Tomorrow writer
  • Seriously, Michael Bay is not directing Transformers 5
  • Elijah Wood will not be in the next (and last) Hobbit movie
  • Don’t hold your breath for a Titanic sequel, says James Cameron
  • Guillermo del Toro says Pacific Rim 2 will have a script by spring
  • Bob Odenkirk describes Better Call Saul as “a total drama”
  • Noomi Rapace drops some hints about Prometheus 2
  • Could there be more Hunger Games movies after Mockingjay?

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Hobbit in-flight video

We’ve all slept through in-flight safety videos dozens (if not hundreds) of times. But most don’t have Elijah Wood, Peter Jackson, and other Hobbit cast members. Few feature the scenery of Middle-Earth, and effects that would make a micro-budget film weep. In fact, only one other video does: the last in-flight safety video from Air New Zealand. Now the company has a new video, dubbed “The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made.” Watch this new Hobbit in-flight video below. Read More »

Set Fire to the Stars trailer

“How much trouble can one poet be?” Quite a lot, perhaps. In Set Fire to the Stars, Elijah Wood plays John M. Brinnin, an American poet and critic who has the task of coordinating the first trip to the US undertaken by poet Dylan Thomas. Played by Celyn Jones, Thomas turns out to be, as his reputation suggests, larger than life, and a difficult personality to manage. Brinnin is tested as he tries to keep Thomas on track. See the Set Fire to the Stars trailer below. Read More »

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curse the darkness director

I really like what SpectreVision is doing. The label created by Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, and Josh C. Waller is backing and promoting a set of strange movies from the US and around the world. Their films so far include A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (review), Cooties (review), L.F.O. (review), Toad Road (trailer), and Open Windows (trailer). SpectreVision has been working on a picture that Elijah Wood has described as an “anthropological zombie film.” Now that film, Curse the Darkness, is set with financing and a director, to shoot this fall.

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