First Teaser Trailer for Creepy Indie Thriller Film 'My Friend Dahmer'

My Friend Dahmer Trailer

"I'm just like anybody else…" FilmRise has debuted an official trailer for a creepy new indie thriller titled My Friend Dahmer, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. The film is based on an acclaimed graphic novel and tells the story of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, who murdered 17 men and boys in the Midwest United States between 1978 and 1991 before being captured by police. Before he became that killer, though, he was a shy, alcoholic teen who never quite fit in. This is the true, haunting "story before that story" of Dahmer in high school. Ross Lynch plays Dahmer, and the cast includes Anne Heche, Alex Wolff, Dallas Roberts, Vincent Kartheiser, Miles Robbins. This is just a teaser, but but damn does it have some unsettling moments in it, which is the whole point of the film. Lynch's performance looks superb.

 Posted 10 hours ago in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Official Trailer for Sundance Doc 'Dolores' About a Legendary Activist

Dolores Movie Trailer

"The FBI knew how dangerous Dolores was." PBS Distribution has unveiled the first official trailer for a documentary titled Dolores, profiling the life and achievements of American activist Dolores Huerta. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and has gone on to play at numerous other festivals including Hot Docs and AFI Docs. Her career as an activist began alongside Cesar Chavez and, at age 87, Huerta still continues to advocate for the common good. Described as an "energetic, sweeping story" about the "iconic labor leader and feminist pioneer", the film explains her influence, impact – and why you probably have never heard her name. This definitely does look like a very energetic, inspiring, and hopeful documentary about one remarkable, driven woman and her innate ability to encourage people to speak up.

 Posted 14 hours ago in Documentaries, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Nicholas Hoult Stars as Salinger in First Trailer for 'Rebel in the Rye'

Rebel in the Rye Trailer

"Are you willing to devote your life to telling stories?" IFC Films has debuted an official trailer for the film Rebel in the Rye, an indie drama which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The film stars Nicholas Hoult as famed author J.D. Salinger, telling the story of his early years, his time fighting in WWII, and his pursuit of a love interest. It also shows how the success of his novel, Catcher in the Rye, turned him into a recluse, staying out of the public for the rest of his life after it was published in 1951. The cast includes Zoey Deutch as Oona O'Neill, Kevin Spacey, Lucy Boynton, Sarah Paulson, Victor Garber, Hope Davis, Amy Rutberg, James Urbaniak, Celeste Arias, and Eric Bogosian. This received dismal reviews at Sundance, and not so surprisingly the trailer doesn't look that great either.

 Posted 16 hours ago in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: Peculiar Short Film 'Lightningface' Starring Oscar Isaac in Full

Lightningface Short Film

"I thought I knew who I was. But I knew nothing… And then it happened." Let's kick off this week with a short film we've been waiting to watch for over a year. After playing at film festivals all around, Vimeo Staff Picks has finally premiered the short film Lightningface online in full, from director Brian Petsos. The short film stars Oscar Isaac as a man named Basil Stitt who goes through a transformative experience after being struck by lightning one day. We originally posted a trailer for this short more than a year ago, and now that it has played at fests exclusively, it's available online. This is a very strange, intriguing short that goes to some trippy places at the end. It's great to see Oscar Isaac in this, but I'm not sure what to make of it. You?

 Posted 16 hours ago in Short Film, To Watch | Comments

Michael Abbott Jr in Official Trailer for Indie Film 'In the Radiant City'

In the Radiant City Trailer

"There's no such thing as evil, son. There's just people doing good and bad to each other." The Orchard has debuted a trailer for indie drama In the Radiant City, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. The film is the feature directorial debut of Kentucky native Rachel Lambert, and it's set in Kentucky, about a man who returns home only to find his family is still haunted by the stigma of a murder his brother committed years ago. The cast includes Michael Abbott Jr in the lead role, along with Marin Ireland, Madisen Beaty, Celia Weston, Jon Michael Hill, Deirdre O'Connell, and Paul Sparks. This film is produced by fellow filmmaker Jeff Nichols, and it also has one of the best posters this year (as seen below).

 Posted July 23 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Official Trailer for Eliza Hittman's Drama 'Beach Rats' Set in Brooklyn

Beach Rats Trailer

"I don't really know what I like…" Neon has unveiled the official full-length trailer for indie drama Beach Rats, the second feature from filmmaker Eliza Hittman, following up her debut It Felt Like Love. This originally premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in January, where it won the Best Director award. Newcomer Harris Dickinson plays Frankie, an aimless youth on the outer edges of Brooklyn, struggling to escape his bleak home life. He spends his summer balancing time between his delinquent group of friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online. The cast includes Nicole Flyus, Frank Hakaj, Kate Hodge and Neal Huff. Despite some good reviews, this looks like pretentious art house drivel to me.

 Posted July 23 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Rock Out with the Full Comic-Con Trailer for Marvel's 'Thor: Ragnarok'

Thor: Ragnarok Trailer

"So much has happened since I last saw you! I lost my hammer…" Indeed, so much has happened! Let's find out! Disney + Marvel have revealed the new full-length trailer for Thor: Ragnarok, the next sequel in the Thor series, at Comic-Con today during their Hall H presentation. It looks like hiring Taika Waititi to direct this is one of the best decisions Marvel has ever made, as this looks seriously badass and entertaining in 100 different ways. Chris Hemsworth is back as Thor, with a seriously kick ass cast: Cate Blanchett as Hela, Jeff Goldblum as the Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson as Valkyrie, Karl Urban as Skurge, plus all of the others from Asgard before including Tom Hiddleston as Loki, Idris Elba as Heimdall, and Jaimie Alexander. I'm insanely excited for this, it looks so frickin' good, even all the sci-fi stuff looks like it works perfectly. I'm so there opening night. Between this and Black Panther, Marvel is lookin' really good.

 Posted July 23 in Marvel, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Awesome New Comic-Con Trailer for DC's Epic 'Justice League' Movie

Justice League Comic-Con

"They said the age of heroes would never come again." "It has to." Warner Bros has revealed a new Comic-Con trailer for DC's Justice League, and it looks totally awesome, packed with action and plenty more. Justice League is the continuation of the Batman v Superman series in the DC Extended Universe, bringing together five super-powered beings: Ben Affleck as Batman, Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Ezra Miller as The Flash, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, and Ray Fisher as Cyborg. The extensive cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeremy Irons, Amber Heard, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, and J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon. As we all know, Joss Whedon has taken over finishing the movie since Zack Snyder had to step down for family tragedy reasons. As usual, there's some epicly cool shots in this worth admiring on their own. The line from Alfred about wind-up penguins is great, too. They've got my attention. Dive in.

 Posted July 22 in DC Movies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: Teaser Trailer for Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One' Movie

Ready Player One Teaser Trailer

"There's nowhere left to go… Nowhere, except the Oasis." Warner Bros has debuted the first teaser trailer for Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ready Player One, the geeky novel about a kid in the future who logs into a virtual reality world and plays games to win the ultimate prize. I'm so excited to finally see something from this, and I still can't believe Spielberg is actually directing. Young actor Tye Sheridan stars as Wade Watts, known in the gaming world as Parzival. The cast includes Mark Rylance as the game's creator, James Halliday, as well as T.J. Miller, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Olivia Cooke, Lena Waithe, Letitia Wright, and Kae Alexander. There's some great references to The Iron Giant, Back to the Future, and E.T. of course, and this is only just the first tease. Dang I'm hyped for this!! Very excited to see more.

 Posted July 22 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Review: Nolan's 'Dunkirk' is as Riveting as it is Groundbreaking

Dunkirk Review

When it comes to telling a story about war, the filmmaking game has been hitting many of the same strides for a couple of decades now. Ever since 1998's Saving Private Ryan and the opening scene set on Omaha Beach, war movies, especially those set during World War II, have been satisfied retreading that same water, rolling with similar tides, giving us much of what we've already seen before. It takes a true craftsman in the game to deliver something fresh but still maintain a sense of scope, compassion, and intensity. That craftsman, apparently, is Christopher Nolan, who has been reshaping genres and defying expectations since his 2000 thriller, Memento, floored audiences with its disjointed structure. Nolan is the craftsman, and Dunkirk, a WWII movie unlike any seen or experienced before, is the stunning result of his craft.

 Posted July 22 in Review | Comments

New Comic-Con Trailer + Poster for WAG's 'The LEGO Ninjago Movie'

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Trailer

"A true ninja knows when to fight, and when to blend in the shadows." With Comic-Con underway, Warner Bros has debuted another new trailer for The LEGO Ninjago Movie at the comic book convention in San Diego. This latest LEGO Movie from Warner Animation Group, arriving in theaters this fall, tells the story of six young ninjas who must go back to their ninjas root to defend their island called Ninjago. Jackie Chan voices Sensei Wu, their master and ninja teacher. The rest of the main voice cast includes Olivia Munn, Dave Franco, Michael Peña, Abbi Jacobson, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Fred Armisen, and Justin Theroux as the evil Garmadon. This looks as good as the previous two LEGO movies, with as much humor and action and wacky, fun quirks thrown in - like the cat at the end of the trailer. I'm down for this.

 Posted July 22 in Animation, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Comic-Con 2017: Photos from WB's 'Blade Runner 2049' Experience

Blade Runner 2049 Experience

"The key to the future is finally unearthed. Bring it to me." We're only a few months from experiencing Blade Runner 2049 on the big screen, but Warner Bros has already invited us into the future at Comic-Con this year. Remember the incredible Tron Legacy experience at Comic-Con years ago, featuring a full-sized Flynn's Aracde built inside a warehouse downtown? Well, Warner Bros has topped that with a massive off-site experience at Comic-Con this year for Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 and it's one of the best things that has ever come to Comic-Con. It begins with a look at concept art, continues with a VR experience in one of the flying cars, then takes us directly to the streets of the future. Take a look at our photos below.

 Posted July 21 in Comic-Con 17, Hype, Photos, SciFi | Comments

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