April 20, 2016
"Who are these girls?!" 20th Century Fox has unleashed a vulgar new red band trailer for Jake Szymanski's Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, the summer comedy starring Zac Efron and Adam DeVine as Dave and Make, respectively, along with Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick as their dates. The setup isn't that exciting - two brothers need to find dates for their sister's Hawaiian wedding and end up bringing along the worst dates they could possibly find. This isn't my cup of tea by a long shot, I even find it frustrating to see Anna Kendrick stooping so low with her performance. She's so much better than this. But that's just me.
April 7, 2016
"Just you dancing is enough to distract the entire sorority?" Universal has debuted a new red band trailer for Nicholas Stoller's Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, the sequel to the college kids vs adults comedy Neighbors starring Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne. The cast this time also features Chloe Moretz, Selena Gomez, Dave Franco and Kiersey Clemons, among many others. As the first trailer showed, this time it's about a sorority moving in next door to Rogen & Byrne, and they recruit the help of Efron to take them down. This is a much better trailer than the first one because they can let loose with the footage having a red band rating, but I hope the movie is actually as good as it seems it could be. Fire it up.
March 17, 2016
After tackling the apocalypse in This Is The End, you would think that writers and producers Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg couldn't get any more insane. But then we saw the red band trailer for their first animated venture, Sausage Party. In the movie, all food wants to be is bought and taken home, but when a pack of sausages, potatoes, buns and more find out what really happens to food when it goes home with people, they set out to get back to the store and save all their friends. This trailer may just make you regret eating hot dogs and everything else along with them at a barbecue. Okay, not really. But it's pretty funny. Watch now!
February 13, 2016
"You don't have any money you stupid Ginger!" This looks awful. Universal has debuted another new red band trailer for the upcoming comedy The Boss, starring/written by Melissa McCarthy and directed by her husband Ben Falcone. The plot involves the richest woman in America, played by McCarthy, losing all of her money and everything she built after getting busted for insider trading. It gets really stupid when she comes up with an idea to start a brownie empire to reestablish herself. The final showdown in this trailer is scraping the bottom of the comedy barrel. Haven't we moved passed this? I guess not. Proceed with caution.
February 11, 2016
"How far will he go?" Sony Pictures has released another new red band trailer for Louis Leterrier's The Brothers Grimsby, featuring even more crazy footage from this upcoming comedy starring Mark Strong and Sacha Baron Cohen as brothers that must team up to stay alive. We've seen a whole bunch of trailers for this over the last few months, including two full-length trailers already, so why not one more. The full cast includes Penélope Cruz, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, and Scott Adkins. I'm enjoying whatever they keep showing us from this, hoping it's as funny as it looks. Sacha Baron Cohen looks to be doing some of his best character comedy work since Bruno and Borat. And I always enjoy seeing Mark Strong. Have fun.
February 2, 2016
"This will be over soon, gentlemen." A24 has unveiled a new red band trailer for Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room, the violent punk rock thriller from the director of Blue Ruin that has played at Cannes, Sundance, TIFF and Deauville. Anton Yelchin stars along with Alia Shawkat, and they end up a secluded venue run by a gang of white power skinheads. Patrick Stewart stars as the leader of the gang, and he's great in this. Imogen Poots, Mark Webber, Eric Edelstein and Macon Blair also star. We've been posting glowing reviews of this since last year, and it's finally hitting theaters in a few months. This trailer reveals a bit too much of the film, including major reveals of the plot, but there's more in the film worth seeing. Take a look.
January 21, 2016
"Keanu needs you!!" Key & Peele are back! Warner Bros has debuted an awesome new red band trailer for Peter Atencio's Keanu, starring Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key as two "blerds" (aka black nerds) who must work their way into a drug cartel in order to rescue an adorable kitten named Keanu. Yea, that's pretty much all you need to know going in, because the rest of this is just that concept playing out and it's hilarious. I've been curious about this since we first heard about it, and it looks like it's one of the first must see comedies of 2016. Also starring Luis Guzmán, Will Forte, Nia Long, Rob Huebel and Method Man.
November 19, 2015
"I'm not a coach, I'm a star!" Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled a red band (for language!) trailer for the indie comedy The Bronze, which was an opening night film at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Melissa Rauch plays Hope Anne Greggory, a gymnast who won the bronze at the Olympics once, and now lives with the glory of that fame. The cast includes Gary Cole, Haley Lu Richardson, Thomas Middleditch and Sebastian Stan. This film just isn't that good, it's not that funny, and the trailer doesn't help sell it at all. Maybe a few people out there who enjoy this kind of trashy humor may be interested in this, but I doubt it.
November 3, 2015
"We have no jurisdiction in this country, we're not even supposed to be here." Pack some explosives and ammo, it's time to move out. Paramount has debuted a full-length trailer for Michael Bay's 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, the action-packed take on the Benghazi incident and the secret ex-military security team that goes in hoping to save American lives and return home safely. The ensemble cast includes: Pablo Schreiber, John Krasinski, Toby Stephens, David Denman, Max Martini, James Badge Dale, David Costabile, and Dominic Fumusa. This is most definitely a Michael Bay movie, with action reminiscent of Bad Boys in some scenes. I'm sort of curious to check it out, but barely. Lock 'n load.
October 18, 2015
"If we just work together then we can save our sh*tty town!" Sony has debuted the official red band trailer for a very gory, very wacky horror comedy called Freaks of Nature. The film is based on a popular Black List script by Oren Uziel called The Kitchen Sink, which is a horror-sci-fi-comedy mashup that combines vampires, zombies, and aliens. This has a great comedian ensemble cast including Keegan-Michael Key, Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, Denis Leary, plus Joan Cusack, Vanessa Hudgens, Mackenzie Davis, Nicholas Braun and Ed Westwick. I don't think this will be any good, but give it a look anyway.
October 4, 2015
"Your job: out monster the monster, and get home at the end of the night." Open Road Films has debuted a trailer for Triple 9, a crime action-thriller involving a highly coordinated heist that goes wrong. Not to be confused with Kathryn Bigelow's Triple Frontier, this is the latest work from John Hillcoat who last brought us Lawless and he looks to be channeling his inner Michael Mann. The huge and impressive ensemble cast includes Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Gal Gadot, Teresa Palmer and Clifton Collins, Jr. This is quite a brutal, action-packed trailer, and I love the music choices, totally sold me on this film. Fire it up below and enjoy.
September 24, 2015
More Takashi Miike! This guy doesn't ever stop making movies. Miike most recently made the films Shield of Straw and Over Your Dead Body, following 13 Assassins in 2010, and this is his latest work. Yakuza Apocalypse is a genre-mash-up described as a "comedic vampire thriller, a gangster epic, a martial-arts extravaganza and an end-of-the-world spectacle." Apparently it's not as epic and endlessly violent as the title indicates, according to this review: "While on paper seeming like the Takashi Miike-est Takashi Miike film ever, it might be a surprising bummer for the Midnight Madness crowd expecting a kinetic horror-action film. Every shot lasts far longer than expected and with little to no music, creating a stream of silence followed by a burst of action rhythmic pattern." Based on the footage in this trailer, I'm still quite intrigued.
August 20, 2015
Never doubt a scout! Paramount Pictures has unleashed the first very red band trailer for Christopher Landon's Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, previously known as Scouts vs Zombies before the longer title change. Tye Sheridan leads a young cast of nerdy Boy Scouts who have to take on a town full of zombies with a
stripper cocktail waitress at their side. The cast includes Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Elle Evans, Lukas Gage, and Joey Morgan. This is actually the first time a red band trailer has been utilized to its fullest extent, with a sh*tload of nudity and violence and gore and everything else. I will say this looks fun, albeit a bit cheesy but I might actually check it out. More crazy zombie mayhem, why not?
August 19, 2015
"Enjoy your stay in hell!" Freestyle Releasing has debuted a R-rated trailer for the R-rated stop-motion movie Hell & Back, from the animation studio behind "Trip Tank" and "Robot Chicken" (two excellent animated shows). It's a goofy, foul-mouthed trip into the depths of hell, but it looks quite fun I must say. The ensemble voice cast includes Mila Kunis, T.J. Miller, Michael Peña, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Coolidge, Bob Odenkirk and Danny McBride. I'm not sure if they were riffing jokes that got worked into the animation, or if it was all scripted, but some parts are funny, other moments are not. The animation looks great, and I'm just impressed they actually made a brand new R-rated stop-motion movie. Have fun!