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 get stood up at the altar, get apocalyptic, accept our weirdness, and follow a trans woman on her path of transitioning.
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Note: With The Fundamentals of Caring out this weekend, we’re re-running our review from the Sundance Film Festival.
Often times at Sundance you see the same stories played out with different characters. This year alone, for example, there are two movies about an estranged New York man returning home when his mother comes down with a debilitating ailment. Familiar indie stories don’t always work on the festival circuit, but sometimes when the right cast comes together, a decent amount of magic happens. Such is the case with The Fundamentals of Caring, a road trip comedy with heart based on Jonathan Evison‘s bestselling novel of nearly the same name and starring British sensation Craig Roberts (Submarine) and the always reliable Paul Rudd. Keep reading the Fundamentals of Caring review after the jump. Read More »
There’s not much in the vein of comedy coming to theaters this weekend, with Independence Day: Resurgence, Free State of Jones and The Shallows all making their box office debuts. But if you’re looking for laughs and you don’t feel the need to see Central Intelligence (though it’s a solid comedy thanks to Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart’s chemistry), then Netflix has you covered.
This Friday, Netflix brings the Sundance indie The Fundamentals of Caring to their streaming service, giving you another dose of Paul Rudd this summer. And this time he’s joined by Neighbors and Submarine star Craig Roberts for a funny, touching and charming road trip that’s absolutely worth your time.
Watch the new Fundamentals of Caring trailer after the jump. Read More »
If Captain America: Civil War didn’t give you enough Paul Rudd for the summer, Netflix has the remedy. The streaming service picked up the indie comedy The Fundamentals of Caring from the Sundance Film Festival, and now it’s debuting exclusively on Netflix next weekend.
Paul Rudd stars in the adaptation of Jonathan Evison’s novel The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving as a man coming to terms with his divorce and looking to have some kind of value and purpose in life. Enlisting in a new job as a caregiver for those who can’t take care of himself, Rudd ends up being assigned to a sarcastic, vulgar 18-year old boy (Craig Roberts), and of course they have plenty to learn from each other. The Fundamentals of Caring trailer has just arrived online, and you can watch it below. Read More »
A few months ago we got our first look at actor Nicholas Hoult in Kill Your Friends. In the John Niven adaptation, Hoult plays an A&R man, Steven Stelfox, who literally starts killing off the competition. A story about a young, handsome, murderous and successful businessman is bound to draw comparisons to American Psycho, which this Kill Your Friends trailer actually embraces.
Watch the newest trailer for Owen Harris‘ feature directorial debut.
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Posted on Monday, September 14th, 2015 by Angie Han
Here’s another new show to add to your fall TV to-do list. Amazon Studios has just debuted the first trailer for Red Oaks, a 1980s comedy executive produced by Steven Soderbergh and David Gordon Green. Craig Roberts plays David, a college student uncertain about his future. He picks up a summer job at a country club, where he meets all sorts of characters who teach him about life and about himself.
If that sounds like it’s got a strong Adventureland vibe to it, the Red Oaks trailer isn’t exactly going to dissuade you of that notion. Watch it after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 by Angie Han
British actor Craig Roberts first came to our attention as the offbeat teen lead in Submarine, Richard Ayoade’s directorial debut. Now Roberts is all grown up and starring as the offbeat teen lead in Just Jim, his own directorial debut.
Roberts’ Jim is a lonely 16-year-old whose life is upended by a new American neighbor, Dean (Emile Hirsch). At first Dean’s arrival seems like a gift, as he takes Jim under his wing and brings out the cool in him, but eventually Dean’s dark side emerges. Watch the Just Jim trailer after the jump. Read More »
Steven Soderbergh‘s new home is the small screen. The director may not be interested in making theatrical movies at this point, but his transition from film to TV started with Behind the Candelabra, made for HBO, and continues soon with the Cinemax show The Knick. Now Soderbergh is working as a producer on a show called Red Oaks, and the pilot will be directed by David Gordon Green. The show is part of Amazon’s third wave of pilots, and as such everyone will be able to watch the pilot, and have input into any decision to order a series, when it is ready next year.
Amazon has announced the cast for the show, which includes Craig Roberts, Paul Reiser, Jennifer Grey, Richard Kind, and Oliver Cooper. Read More »
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This is a really terrific trailer. We’ve seen a few other trailers for Richard Ayoade‘s second film as a director, The Double, and the last one we highlighted made the film’s comic personality pretty apparent. But this new trailer really pushes the combination of comedy and an underlying sense of weird unease.
Jesse Eisenberg plays Simon, a regular timid guy whose company hires James, a new worker who looks exactly like Simon. The new guy may look just like Simon but he’s everything the shy guy is not: confident, insistent, and charming. That leads to an inevitable conflict, but this trailer suggests it doesn’t play out as you expect it might. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, October 16th, 2013 by Angie Han
Craig Roberts broke out playing an awkward outsider in 2010’s Submarine, but the actor himself seems to be pretty popular these days. The young Welsh star has just booked a supporting role in 22 Jump Street, joining Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. More about the film and Roberts’ role in it after the jump.
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