Teaser Trailer: The Company Men

The Company Men

A teaser trailer/musical montage/sizzle reel for John WellsThe Company Men has been discovered on vimeo (via this article on AICN). The film, which will screen at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as part of the Premieres category, tells the story of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company, and how that affects them, their families and communities over the course of one year.

The film starsĀ  Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner, Chris Cooper, Maria Bello, Craig T Nelson, and Rosemarie DeWitt. This is the feature directorial debut of Wells, who is best known for writing and producing hundreds of episodes of both ER and The West Wing. A lot of people are interested to see what he will be able to do with a feature film. It’s also worth mentioning that eight-time Academy Award nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins shot the film. Watch the teaser trailer, embedded after the jump.

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The Company Men

John WellsThe Company Men will screen at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival as part of the Premieres category. The film tells the story of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company, and how that affects them, their families and communities over the course of one year. The film starsĀ  Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner, Chris Cooper, Maria Bello, Craig T Nelson, and Rosemarie DeWitt.

This is the feature directorial debut of Wells, who is best known for writing and producing hundreds of episodes of both ER and The West Wing. A lot of people are interested to see what he will be able to do with a feature film. It’s also worth mentioning that eight-time Academy Award nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins shot the film.

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Movie Trailer: Adam Sandler’s New Comedy Grown Ups

Grown Ups
Columbia Pictures has released the teaser trailer for the new Adam Sandler comedy Grown Ups. The film stars Chris Rock, Kevin James, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Salma Hayek, Steve Buscemi, Maria Bello, Gary Busey and David Spade, and is directed by Dennid Dugan, the filmmaker behind of some of Sandler’s earlier films like Happy Gilmore and Big Daddy, but who recently has been responsible for some comic clunkers like I Now Pronouce You Chuck & Larry, and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan.

Five friends and former teammates reunite years later to honor the passing of their childhood basketball coach. With their wives and kids in tow, they spend the Fourth of July holiday weekend together at the lake house where they celebrated their championship years earlier. Picking up where they left off, they discover why growing older doesn’t mean growing up.

It looks like a fairly generic comedy, even more so than the recent Sander efforts. Almost makes you wish that Sandler was still making second rate romantic comedies with Drew Barrymore again. You know, when they at least featured a few good jokes. And what is that on Kevin James’ face? That can’t be a beard, is it? Watch the full teaser trailer after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments ago.

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First Look: John Wells’ The Company Men

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Maria Bello and Craig T Nelson have joined the independent drama The Company Men. I haven’t written about this film on /Film yet, so I thought I’d take the opportunity with this last minute casting news.

Written and directed by John Wells, the film tells the story of three men trying to survive a round of corporate downsizing at a major company, and how that affects them, their families and communities over the course of one year. Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Kevin Costner, Chris Cooper and Rosemarie DeWitt have already been cast.
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Two More Mummy Sequels?!

The Mummy

Sad but true: Universal Pictures has plans for two more Mummy sequels. The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor star Maria Bello told MTV: “I don’t know when, but it’s going, [There will] absolutely be The Mummy 4.” Bello revealed that she is already signed on for a whole new trilogy, if Universal wanted to make one.

Sequel options have become to be a standard in most big budget production, so it’s not exactly a definite. So it all depends on just how much money Tomb of the Dragon Emperor makes when it is released in August (which if I had to guess, I would say more than enough).

Discuss: Do we really need even more Mummy sequels?

Sundance Movie Trailer: Downloading Nancy

Downloading Nancy

Downloading Nancy will premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

The feature film debut of visionary music video and commercial director Johan Renck looks intense. Dubbed by some to be the best music video director in the world, Renck was just named one of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch. I’ve even heard some people refer to Renck as the next David Fincher. The film stars Maria Bello as an unhappy wife whose online search for someone to put her out of her misery results in a torturous love affair. Co-starring Jason Patric, Rufus Sewell, and Amy Brenneman. Check it out below.

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The Mummy 3

themummy3photo21.jpgRob Cohen has published a few new photos from the set of The Mummy 3: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, including one of Maria Bello as the new Evelyn (yuck, where is Rachel!?).

I wrote earlier today that I actually enjoyed the first Fast and the Furious film (a comment I’m sure to get a lot of flack for), also a Cohen project. I also very much had fun in the first Mummy film, but where can this series go? It’s basically an Indiana Jones knock off with a less talented cast, crew and oh yeah, a sad supernatural Mummy character, which in the third film is played by Jet Li (yes, that Jet Li).

And Cohen’s filmography has suffered in recent years (xXx, Stealth). I keep having to remind myself that Cohen once made Dragonheart. So I don’t have much faith in The Mummy 3, but in this case I hope I’m proved wrong.

I have recently gotten the criticism that I’ve been far too negative. But the truth is I go into every screening wanting to love the movie, wanting to be surprised. And The Mummy 3 is the perfect example of this. I want it to be fun and magical, but magical and fun isn’t a realistic expectation.

Check out the new photos after the jump.

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