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"Look all around you and see… Deep in the forest, there dragons will be." Oh my goodness, this looks soo wonderful. Disney has unveiled a new TV spot for David Lowery's live-action take on Pete's Dragon, and it's an extended 60-second spot. Oakes Fegley plays Pete and we actually get to hear him singing in this trailer and it's so magical it will make you smile instantly. There's also a few new shots of Elliot the dragon, but this is really just an exciting little glimpse of the movie. The full cast includes Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, Robert Redford, Wes Bentley, Oona Laurence, Craig Hall and Isiah Whitlock Jr. It seems Disney is very confident with the movie that Lowery made, and is happy to start showing more and more of it leading up to the release later this summer. I'm pretty damn excited to see it myself, if I may say.
"This isn't about being pro-war, this is about being pro-money!" Warner Bros has unleashed the second trailer for a comedy called War Dogs (previously known as Arms and the Dudes), starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as two kids who become drug runners selling weapons to various governments (including the US military). The full cast includes Bradley Cooper, Ana de Armas and Barry Livingston. The first trailer for this promised a hilarious and ridiculous comedy, and this new trailer ups the ante with even more craziness. I like the way this trailer is put together, the opening is engaging, the snap cuts are effective, the footage is amusing, great music, I'm totally sold on this movie. I just hope it's as funny as it looks. Fire it up.
"We have to take down these perfect moms." STX Entertainment has debuted a new red band trailer for Jon Lucas & Scott Moore's comedy Bad Moms, about three rebellious moms who decided to fight back against the ever-so-perfect moms in their neighborhood. See the first trailer here. Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn stars as the "bad moms", facing off against Christina Applegate, Annie Mumolo, and Jada Pinkett Smith as the "perfect moms". The cast also includes Jay Hernandez, Clark Duke, Oona Laurence and Megan Ferguson. There's just something about this movie that annoys me, it's so absurdly over-the-top and crass I can't see anything about it that's entertaining. But maybe that's just me. Have at it.
"Something can always go wrong…" Janus Films has unveiled a trailer for the upcoming restored re-release of the Coen Brothers' first film, Blood Simple, which first hit theaters in 1985 - 31 years ago. The film is still regarded as one of the Coens' best and is a crime thriller about a bar owner who figures out his wife is having an affair and tries to hire a private investigator to kill her and her new lover, a bartender at his bar. The film stars Dan Hedaya, Frances McDormand, John Getz, M. Emmet Walsh and Samm-Art Williams. Along with the trailer, there's a flashy poster (seen below) to compliment the re-release. Those who haven't seen this classic crime film yet, this is a perfect opportunity to catch it on the big screen. Enjoy.
Three cheers for art house cinemas! Following in the footsteps of Record Store Day and Free Comic Book Day, an annual event will be taking place this September called "Art House Theater Day". This special celebration of art house / independent cinemas will take place on September 24th, and this will be the inaugural year. The event has its own official website with details and theater listings, but we're not exactly sure if it will involve free screenings of movies. Maybe, but it's up to every individual theater to figure out what they're doing for AHTD. We've always been big supporters of art house cinemas and movie theaters of all sizes, and it's great to see a nationwide coordinated event to celebrate them. Add it to your calendar now.
Of all the guys his daughter could have chosen… Why Him? 20th Century Fox has debuted a trailer for the new comedy Why Him?, about a father dealing with the totally insane boy that his charming daughter has chosen to marry. Bryan Cranston stars as the father, and James Franco stars as the boy - a tattoo-covered "internet billionaire", with Zoey Deutch as his daughter. The full cast includes Megan Mullally, Keegan-Michael Key, Griffin Gluck, Andrew Rannells, Casey Wilson and Zack Pearlman. I get what they're going for with this, but some of the scenes in this are excruciatingly bad. That said, the battles between Cranson and Franco might be amusing. Give the red band trailer a whirl and tell us what you think.
"That's just no way to live, she needs you…" Netflix has debuted the official trailer for an indie film called Tallulah, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Ellen Page stars as Tallulah, a struggling homeless woman who ends up with an impromptu babysitting job for a wealthy, careless mother and takes the baby for herself. This is a drama but has some good levity in it, as you'll see in this trailer. Tallulah is trying to do the right thing by actually giving the baby genuine love and care, which her real mother was not providing. Also starring Allison Janney, Tammy Blanchard, Zachary Quinto, John Benjamin Hickey and Uzo Aduba. It's a solid film, with a strong performance by Ellen Page. Take a look.
"The universe… billions of years in the making." Four decades in the making, it's time to finally experience Terrence Malick's new documentary Voyage of Time later this year. The first trailer has debuted online for the epic IMAX documentary which spans the entirety of time as we know it - from the big bang and the beginning of the universe to the dinosaur age to the age of humans. The description claims this initial release will only be 40 minutes, featuring Brad Pitt narration, when it hits IMAX theaters this October. Hopefully there's a longer version that will be released down the line, but for now this is an exciting look at what's to come. This trailer features footage of galaxies being created and cells being formed and animals taking shape, and it looks so mesmerizing. I can't wait to see this! Bring on Malick's journey through time.
"I want you to know, I did the best I could." Warner Bros has unveiled a trailer for Clint Eastwood's latest film, titled Sully, telling the "untold" true story of Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, played by Tom Hanks. Captain Sully is the pilot who successfully and safely glided a malfunctioning US Airways airplane into the Hudson River in 2009 in order to save the lives of everyone onboard. The film also stars Aaron Eckhart as Sully's co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Laura Linney as Sully's wife, Lorraine Sullenberger. This is an intriguing trailer, it cuts smoothly between the time after the landing and before, showing bits of Sully's life leading up to and directly after. I really like the way this trailer plays out, looking forward to seeing this.
"Well if that ain't Texan, then I don't know what is…" CBS Films has released another great trailer for the modern western Hell or High Water, directed by David Mackenzie, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this summer. I saw the film there and it's surprisingly fantastic, with an outstanding script by Taylor Sheridan (of Sicario previously) that drives strong performances from the entire cast. Chris Pine and Ben Foster star as brothers who decide to rob a couple of banks in small towns in Texas. Close to retirement, the Texas Ranger who decides to hunt them down is Marcus, played by Jeff Bridges. The cast includes Katy Mixon, Dale Dickey, Kevin Rankin, Marin Ireland and Gil Birmingham. I really dug this film, and I definitely recommend it, so if this trailer grabs your interest make sure to see it in theaters.
Fear what's inside. The Weinstein Company has debuted a trailer for the horror thriller Viral, produced by Jason Blum and directed by filmmakers Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman, who also made this year's film Nerve. Viral is about a young woman documenting her new life in quarantine after a virus kills off most people. She is also trying to protect her infected sister, which is what leads to all of the problems. The film stars Sofia Black-D'Elia, Analeigh Tipton, Travis Tope, and Michael Kelly. This almost seems like a weird mix between Species and Contagion, something like that, and it doesn't look so bad. Fire it up below.
"We are risking everything in this match!" Always love stumbling across work like this. Thanks to a tip from Quiet Earth, there's a short film worth watching if you haven't seen it yet. Titled Virtual, or Pixel Theory: La Caja de Pandora, the film is set in the future where virtual reality has become so advance that most people spend most of their lives in a VR world. Juno is a professional player of a video game called "Laserball", but when he is killed in-game he must spend a few hours in the real world where he is reunited with this father. The video game has outstanding VFX, and it opens with some badass action before delving into the story. There is a Kickstarter for a full feature but they won't make their goal. Take a look anyway.