Carrie

A couple generations after Brian de Palma first brought it to the big screen, Stephen King‘s Carrie is getting a new cinematic interpretation this fall by director Kimberly Peirce. The first teaser trailer hit all the way back last year, and we’ve had plenty of blood-soaked posters since then, but now we finally have a full-length trailer that offers a better idea of Peirce’s updated vision.

This version of the tale stars Chloë Grace Moretz as the telekinetic teen, and Julianne Moore as her unhinged religious mother. Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday, Ansel Elgort, Alex Russell, and Judy Greer also appear. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

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With a few exceptions, the idea of remaking a classic horror film has proven to be one that faces many pitfalls. And when the original in question is Brian De Palma’s version of the Stephen King story Carrie, a film crafted with impressive style and quite a lot of moxie, there might be more pitfalls than usual. De Palma’s favored split-screen technique has been put to work telling many stories over the years, but the use of the device in Carrie is particularly good. The film is one of the director’s best, and one of the best adaptations of King’s work. It’s a tough act to follow.

But Boys Don’t Cry director Kimberly Peirce is an interesting choice to tackle a new version of Carrie, and she’s got a good start with the cast, as Chloe Moretz is the titular young girl whose telekenetic powers and emerging puberty put her at odds with her fundamentalist mom, played by Julianne Moore.

Portia Doubleday (Youth in Revolt) and Judy Greer (Arrested Development) were also added to the lineup today. More info on their roles, as well as Moretz’s comments about the Black Swan-like tone of this version, are below. Read More »

Movie Trailer: ‘Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son’

Martin Lawrence is back in the female fat suit for Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, and he’s got Tropic Thunder‘s Brandon T. Jackson suited up alongside him. There’s a trailer for the film after the break, and I dare you to watch it. Read More »

ashley-greene

I just wrote about Butter the other day — that’s the Black List script by Jason Micallef that is becoming a comedy with satirical overtones starring Rob Corddry and Jennifer Garner. Now Ashley Greene, aka the one reason I’d think about ever wanting to watch any of the Twilight films, is signing on to play “a rebellious high school teenager.” I still love the core idea — an Iowa butter-carving competition is allegory for the 2008 Democratic caucus — and this cast is really shaping up. [THR]

After the break, new work for a Glee cast member and some terribly exciting news about the third Big Momma’s House movie. Actually, the opposite — the only exciting news would be that it isn’t happening. Read More »

Youth in Revolt Movie Trailer #2

Youth In Revolt

Dimension Films has released the second trailer for the big screen adaptation of C. D. Payne‘s epistolary novel Youth in Revolt. Michael Cera stars in this “irreverent story about the wild adventures of a teenage boy named Nick Twisp who meets the girl of his dreams while on a family vacation and has to turn his life and the lives of all those around him upside down in order to be with her.” Newcomer Portia Doubleday plays Sheeni Saunders, and the film also features Steve Buscemi, Zack Galifianakis, and Ray Liotta.

I had a chance to see this film at the Toronto Film Festival, and its quite good. The new trailer is a bit over the top, filled with horrible voice over and a bunch of songs that don’t quite fit. Watch the new trailer now after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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Youth in Revolt Movie Trailer

Youth In Revolt

Dimension Films has released the first trailer for the big screen adaptation of C. D. Payne’s epistolary novel Youth in Revolt on moviefone. Michael Cera stars in this “irreverent story about the wild adventures of a teenage boy named Nick Twisp who meets the girl of his dreams while on a family vacation and has to turn his life and the lives of all those around him upside down in order to be with her.” Newcomer Portia Doubleday plays Sheeni Saunders, and the film also features Steve Buscemi, Zack Galifianakis, and Ray Liotta.

The first thing I noticed from the trailer was the dark comedy, something I just wasn’t expecting as I’ve never read the novel. Also, Cera seems to be going for something different than his usual shtick. The film premieres in a couple weeks at the Toronto International Film Festival. Watch the trailer after the jump, and leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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