Well, this is damn creepy. Following in the footsteps of indie genre films like It Follows (which I like a great deal) and The Babadook (which I dislike a great deal—I’m one of the few, however), Austrian horror flick Goodnight Mommy, gathered buzz on the festival circuit as it builds up to a wider release. That’s almost upon us, and Radius just delivered this tense, unsettling new trailer. Take a look after the jump.
Friday, July 31, 2015
If you haven’t been watching The Knick on Cinemax—I know, who has Cinemax?—you should find a way to do so immediately. It’s easily one of the best new shows of last season, and though we’re still a few months off, there’s an ominous new teaser trailer for season 2. Check it out below.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, the latest in the Tom Cruise-starring franchise, starts off fast, sets its hooks, and hurtles you forward. The continually escalating mayhem propels the film past any of the otherwise glaring plot holes, and the action is fast and chaotic enough to gloss over how ludicrous the plot actually is. Full of big, boisterous action, one of Hollywood’s biggest superstars, and crazy-ass stunts, Rogue Nation is a damn entertaining ride.
Over the years I’ve had a trouble relationship with AMC’s mega hit zombie drama The Walking Dead, to say the least. I’ve been a huge fan of Robert Kirkman’s comics since day one, but season 3 sucked so bad I almost stopped watching. But they righted the ship, especially starting with the second half of season 4, and I’m actually looking forward to the upcoming season 6. That said, some details have emerged, as well as photos of new characters.
A few years back, I spent Christmas Day watching all four of the Tremors movies, as well as most of the short-lived series. It’s safe to say that I’m a fan, and as such, you’re damn right I’m pumped up for Tremors 5: Bloodlines. If you’re not, check out this new trailer and you will be.
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Anytime Syfy greenlights an awesome sounding TV show, I have to take it with a grain of salt. They don’t have the greatest track record of late. The Expanse is based on one of the best sci-fi books I’ve read in recent years, so I’m trying to be optimistic. And now they’ve given the go ahead to another promising series, Blood Drive, a ‘70s-inspired, grindhouse-esque show about a badass car race.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Denis Villenueve’s (Prisoners) Sicario is one we’re definitely stoked for, and it was just announced that it will make it’s North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in early September (yet another year I wish I was going to TIFF). To go along with that bit of news, they dropped a grim, tense new trailer for what looks like a grim, tense movie. Check it out below.
Monday, July 27, 2015
You may or may not have noticed, but Mad Max: Fury Road is one of my favorite movies of the year—maybe number one, easily top five (and I hate ranking movies). After tear-assing through theaters worldwide, it’s getting ready to wreak havoc on home video, and to mark the occasion, Warner Bros. released this new Blu-ray trailer.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
It may not be as good, overall, as The Hunger Games, but the first installment of The Maze Runner series is entertaining, if a little light, and a damn sight better than either of the Divergent movies. The second chapter, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials is on its way later this year, and they just dropped and action-heavy new trailer. I’m not going to like, it looks a little like Terminator meets The Goonies. Check it out below.
It’s been a few years and a bumpy ride for heroine Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), but the dystopian teen phenomenon finally wraps up later this year when The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2 storms theaters like a horde of rebels attacking a fictional city. Just in case you forgot how intense this is going to be, this new trailer reminds you of just that.
If you know anything at all about the movie going into Southpaw, you know precisely what you’re going to see. This is a paint-by-numbers redemptive sports saga from the opening scene, and though star Jake Gyllenhaal gives yet another fantastic performance as boxer Billy Hope (yes, the protagonist’s name is Billy Hope in case you were expecting any subtlety at all), a pugilist bruised both physically and emotionally, he can’t elevate the rote story.
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
At this stage, I’m always going to get excited for a new James Bond movie. That’s just a fact of life I’ve grown accustomed to over the years. And it’s easy when they do things like drop this incredible trailer for the next installment, Spectre. Seriously, just watch it and try to keep your pulse under control, it’s no easy task, this shit is rad.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
As you may know, Mad Max: Fury Road is one of my favorite movies of 2015. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is one of my most anticipated movies of 2015. What happens when you put them together? Well, it looks an awful lot like this awesome new video that mashes them together. You may be surprised by just how well the two fit with one another.
Easily one of the most entertaining movies I’ve seen so far this year is the post-apocalyptic Turbo Kid. After debuting at Sundance it finally has a release date and just got an awesome new poster that totally captures the madness, mayhem, and fun of the movie. Take a look after the jump.
Friday, July 17, 2015
So far, early reviews on Jake Gyllenhaal’s boxing drama Southpaw have been mixed, but I tend to like both movies where the on-a-roll actor goes through an intense physical transformation (Nightcrawler) and the rather workmanlike films of director Antoine Fuqua (The Equalizer), so I’m totally game. Check out this featurette of just how far both men went to make sure the in-the-ring action looks legit.
The Revenant, not to be confused with the recent horror-comedy of the same name, has prestige written all over it. Last year’s Oscar-winner Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman) is back, the film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy, and was lensed by all-star DP Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity, Children of Men, and too many to name). But it also looks fucking awesome, a fact clearly on display in the first teaser trailer.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
In Marvel’s upcoming Ant-Man, one of the coolest things we’ve seen thus far are the shots of the titular hero, all miniaturized, running around small things as if they were normal size. Fighting Yellowjacket on that toy train track is what comes to mind, but this latest clip shows him running through a tiny model of a city as it explodes around him.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
If you’re up on the current state of badass cinema, you’re well aware that the Scott Adkins-fronted Undisputed series is one of the high watermarks. They’re everything you want out of tough, old school action films. Boyka: Undisputed IV is now filming, and we’ve got your first look.
Monday, July 13, 2015
Comic-Con is the gift that keeps on giving. We saw the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, that Star Wars: The Force Awakens reel, and Deadpool footage, all of which looks rad. (The X-Men: Apocalypse stuff hasn’t been unveiled online just yet, but we’re waiting.) But now the first look at David Ayer’s Suicide Squad just hit the web, and it is fucking awesome.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
As guarded as I’ve been about new StarWars (the Special Editions are problematic, and I know there are defenders out there, but the prequels are fucking garbage), I can’t help but get giddy about Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm are saying all the things I want to hear, and, more importantly, they’re doing all of the right things. Take this behind the scenes video they debuted at San Diego Comic-Con last night.
Knowing that Bruce Campbell and Sam Raimi were both coming back, you can bet we were already excited for Ash vs. Evil Dead, the upcoming series revival on Starz. But holy hell, you have no idea how incredibly stoked we are after watching this first trailer that debuted at San Diego Comic-Con. Holy shit. There are no words, just watch it for yourself after the jump.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Colin Trevorrow has said, recently, that he’s not going to direct a Star Wars movie, that after working on Jurassic World, part of an extant franchise as well as a huge step up in production scale than his only other feature, SafetyNot Guaranteed, he wants to do something personal and original. But as we’ve learned time and time again, never say never, and according to one report at least, he just got the job directing Star Wars: Episode IX.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Dude Bro Party Massacre 3 is available to the general public as of this week. I haven’t had a chance to watch it yet because this week is doing its level best to kill me, though hopefully I’ll get to it next week—it’s getting strong reviews from places whose opinion I trust. And if I needed another reason to be stoked about this horror send up, the maniacs behind this ridiculous feature film released an awesome new clip.
Don’t go see The Gallows, please. As someone who passionately, deeply loves movies, especially horror movies, and laments that not nearly enough genre offerings actually land a theatrical release, I beg of you, please don’t go see The Gallows. It will only encourage people to churn out lazy, worthless crap like this. Just because you can crank out a movie quick and on the cheap, and it will make money, that doesn’t mean you should.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Alan Alda, all working from a script by the Coen Brothers? Bridge of Spies, you already had our attention. Releasing a great new UK trailer like this doesn’t hurt matters either. A Cold War spy thriller based on real life events, what’s not to love? Take a look after the jump.
Yesterday’s big announcement that Phil Lord and ChrisMiller, the duo behind The Lego Movie and 21 JumpStreet, are making a movie about a young Han Solo movie is enough to keep Star Wars fans busy for a while, but that’s not all we’re going to get. With San Diego Comic-Con this week, and Lucasfilm’s presence, we knew more was on the way, and now some has leaked out ahead of schedule, namely an image showing the entire upcoming Star Wars slate.
Friday, July 3, 2015
The muscly, blond-haired Thor is getting another movie, but I can almost guarantee it’s not the Thor you’re thinking about (okay, that Thor is also getting another movie, Marvel’s Thor: Ranarok, but that’s a topic for another time). In this instance, however, we’re talking about the incredible rocker Jon Mikl Thor, a heavy metal thunder god and the star of the classic Rock and Roll Nightmare.
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
If you’re surprised that the 2013 Whitehouse-under-siege actioner Olympus Has Fallen is getting a sequel, you’re not alone, but that doesn’t mean London Has Fallen isn’t happening. The Gerard Butler-starring follow up recently got delayed and pushed to a less-than-optimal release date, but it still sounds right up our alley, a point driven home by this quick new teaser trailer.
The last time star Michael B. Jordan and director Ryan Coogler got together we got Fruitvale Station, and now we’re getting Creed, which appears to be a little bit spinoff, a little bit sequel to Rocky Balboa, which is something I’ll always watch and be excited about. Dropping later this fall, the film just released its first trailer, and it looks fantastic.