It’s been a big, loud year for Lars von Trier, thanks in part to his new film Melancholia, and more so to the Cannes press conference comments that saw the director banned from the festival. But getting beyond that controversy, there’s the fact that Melancholia is one of the best-reviewed films of the director’s career, and remains one of my most-anticipated films of the fall.

We’ve seen one trailer for the film, in which Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg play sisters with very different dispositions who are staring down the end of the world on the eve of Dunst’s character’s wedding. Now here’s the UK trailer, which nicely shows off the ensemble cast (which also includes Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård and Udo Kier) and opens on a surprisingly upbeat note before settling into the anxious mode that you’d expect from a film about the end of the world. Read More »

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Hint: It wasn’t Kenneth Branagh. Thor is still playing in theaters across the world and, if you’re reading this site, chances are you saw it and stayed until after the credits to see what Easter egg Marvel had in store for us. I won’t spoil what happens here, we’ll do that after the jump, but according to one of the actors in the scene, it was not directed by Thor director Kenneth Branagh, but rather by The Avengers director Joss Whedon. After the jump, read how we found out about this but beware of Thor and Avenger spoilers in the context. Read More »

We just saw a trailer this week for Lars Von Trier‘s new film Melancholia, which will premiere in competition at Cannes this May. We still don’t know too much about the film — he famously proclaimed “no more happy endings!” when announcing it, and there is a basic sci-fi concept wrapped around a family drama and some sort of existential crisis for the main character, played by Kirsten Dunst.

Now Lars Trier has dropped a few tidbits about the film to Empire, and those who can’t wait for Magnolia to set a US release date for the film should hit the jump to enjoy the scant new bits of info. Read More »


The best thing I could possibly find on the web this Friday morning is the new website for Lars Von Trier‘s upcoming film, Melancholia, complete with the first trailer for the movie. Though the story is (kind of) about the end of the world, the slightly not safe for work trailer (there is a little bit of nudity) is actually almost gentle in places.

The clip briefly charts the upcoming wedding of the younger of two sisters, played by Kirsten Dunst, looking effectively pensive and anxious. But seemingly coinciding with the ceremony is the emergence of a planet that was previously ‘hiding behind the sun’ and is now on a collision course with Earth. What follows appears to be very much the product of Lars Von Trier, but perhaps not quite the Von Trier of Antichrist. I thought he said ‘no more happy endings’? Read More »

Hot on the heels of Thor footage being shown at CinemaCon, Marvel Studios and Paramount have released the first clip from the film. It’s a minute-long scene that takes place immediately after Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is found on Earth by Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), Darcy (Kat Dennings) and their professor (Stellan Skarsgard). Some of this has been seen in trailers, so even if you’re trying not to see too much of the film, this clip isn’t terribly spoilerish.

What is quite spoilerish is the other half of this article, which concerns a character that makes a small appearance in the film. We’ve got details from CinemaCon, after the break. Read More »

Earlier today, we posted a cornucopia of information on upcoming DC comic book movies and now, just to keep things fair, balanced and observe the equal time rule, here’s the Marvel half of that equation. After the jump, we’ll show you a photo of Peter Parker’s high school in The Amazing Spider-Man, talk about Stellan Skarsgard‘s involvement in The Avengers, hear Xavier Gens‘s idea for the Daredevil reboot and watch Robert Downey Jr. talk about transitioning from Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows to The Avengers and Iron Man 3. Read More »

Marvel Studios and Paramount will be unleashing Thor upon the world in just under two months — the film opens on May 6 — and we could well see another chunk or two of the film released to the public before opening day. In the meantime, check out the French trailer for the film, which offers a couple of very slight new visions that didn’t make it into the last couple domestic trailers. Read More »

Lars Von Trier created no small amount of controversy with his last film, Antichrist, which chronicled the breakdown of a relationship in explicit, mind-bending fashion. So he raised eyebrows when he pronounced ‘no more happy endings!’ for his next picture, Melancholia, which also expands his canvas from the destruction of a couple’s relations to the utter destruction of the Earth.

Melancholia stars Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling, John Hurt, Alexander Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård and Udo Kier, and explores the responses of two different women (played by Dunst and Gainsbourg) to the impending end of the world. And now the film, which is still being finished, will be distributed in the US by Magnolia. Read More »

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