Archive for July, 2015:

Room Trailer: First Look at Brie Larson as Captive "Ma"

Folks, this one looks like a winner. The trailer for Lenny Abrahamson's Room has been released and I can honestly say that it's one of the first trailers heading into the awards season to actually give me goosebumps. Room is a “captive drama,” starring Brie Larson as “Ma,” a woman trapped for years with her son Jack (Jacob Tremblay) in a small shed that they call Room. The trailer details Ma’s attempts to secure a sense of normalcy for her boy, […]
July 30, 2015

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi – Red Band Trailer

Unless you've had your head in the sand for the past several years, you've heard of the Benghazi situation. Here's the gist which may or may not be the official tagline (it plays out through the trailer): To protect CIA outposts and personnel in unstable regions, the agency employs elite ex-military operators. In 2012, the threat level in Benghazi, Libya was deemed critical. Well, now it's getting the Michael Bay treatment, and darn if it doesn't look pretty decent. Admittedly, […]
July 29, 2015

The 33: Watch First Trailer about Chilean Mining Disaster

In 2010, the world watched after a mine collapsed trapping 33 miners 200 stories below the surface of the earth. Could they have possibly survived? With no way of knowing, rescue efforts commenced. They were buried for a remarkable 69 days before being rescued.  Starring Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots), Rodrigo Santoro (There Be Dragons), Juliette Binoche (Godzilla) and Lou Diamond Phillips (and I don't want to forget Cote de Pablo for Ziva and NCIS fans!), the Warner Bros. picture will […]
July 29, 2015

Spotlight Trailer: Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams Battle Catholic Church Sex Scandal

It looks like Michael Keaton is following up Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) with a role that is just as likely to earn him another Academy Award nomination. The first trailer is out for Spotlight, the new film focusing on the reporters at the Boston Globe who in 2003 successfully uncovered the Boston's Archdiocese massive cover-up of sexual abuse, eventually leading to the Cardinal Bernard Law as well as a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for the group […]
July 29, 2015

It Follows Movie Review: This Is What Indie Horror Has Become

I hadn't watched It Follows until now because, frankly, I had no idea it existed until just the other day. That's just one downfall of living under a rock and still hoping to find great horror films that have little publicity to begin with – I digress. If sex before marriage resulted in constant stalking by a non-threateningly slow, yet still somehow terrifying figure, I'm pretty sure everyone would still be doing it. It's too bad in this case the recipient […]
July 28, 2015

Warner Bros. Pushes Back Sci-Fi Flick Midnight Special to March 2016 Release

Looks like we'll be waiting another four months for Midnight Special! This first major studio production from indie favorite Jeff Nichols (who directed the earlier critically-acclaimed Grand Prix recipient Mud) was originally slated for a Thanksgiving 2015 release. The film was bumped back to a March 18, 2016 release date by Warner Bros. Midnight Special, described by writer/director Nichols as a "sci-fi chase" film inspired by John Carpenter, wrapped filming and has been lingering in post-production as of early 2014. […]
July 28, 2015

2015 Toronto Film Festival First Round Line-Up Announced

The 40th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has made public its first batch of films – and it's quite the line-up! In recent years, TIFF has become known as the venue of choice for many Oscar contenders and other highly-anticipated international films to make their North American or worldwide debut. Jean-Marc Vallée's Demolition, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, has been chosen as the festival's opening-night film, which bodes well for the film's critical reception. The Toronto International Film Festival will take place this […]
July 28, 2015

The Night Before First Trailer: Seth Rogen Destroys the Sanctity of Something Yet Again!

Sony Pictures Entertainment – the studio that sort of almost gave us The Interview – is spreading some holiday cheer this Christmas with The Night Before, Jonathan Levine's star-studded new holiday comedy.  Three ride-or-dies homies who have spent fourteen Christmases together are finally calling it quits (everyone's gettin' all old and sh*t) with one last hoorah at an epic New York Christmas party. Given that it's a film starring Seth Rogen (Pineapple Express), naturally there is explicit content it the way of illegal drugs, language that would […]
July 28, 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Trailer: "We March Together"

Fiery explosions! Emotionally-charged shouted speeches! Jennifer Lawrence’s withering, hardened gaze as she stares off into the distance! You guessed it – the very first full length trailer for Mockingjay Part 2 has finally arrived, after weeks of anticipation, speculation, and torturously brief teasers released by Lionsgate. “The game is coming to its end,” intones President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in the epic new trailer just released for the final installment of The Hunger Games saga, ?and so too is this beloved […]
July 23, 2015

Jurassic World Follow Up Set for June 22, 2018!

It's not a surprise to anyone that Jurassic World is coming back, but we have an official date out of Universal. Mark your calendars for June 22, 2018! Whatever dinosaurs were left roaming the island, be they friend or foe, will be doing something to entertain us. They'll be doing it with the charismatic Chris Pratt and plucky Bryce Dallas Howard right along side, them, as well. Honestly, we'll be there, hoping for a slightly better storyline the second time […]
July 23, 2015