March 16, 2015
Drug addiction has been explored countless times on the big screen, but we may have never seen a story so grimy, brutal and intense as what seems to be on display in the red band trailer for Heaven Knows What. Directed by Josh & Benny Safdie, this film looks like a raw glimpse into the true story of a young woman who lived an unbelievable life addicted to drugs on the streets of New York City. The trailer itself is a bit trippy, giving just a taste of what the film might be like to experience as we follow Harley (Arielle Holmes acting out her real-life story) and her harrowing addiction. This one could be really hard to actually watch.
March 5, 2015
Last year, we were teased with a trailer for the crime thriller La French, or The Connection as it's come to be called in the United States. Following a premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the film starring Jean Dujardin (The Artist) was picked up by Drafthouse Films for a release in the US this year. And now the European flipside to William Friedkin's classic The French Connection has just unveiled a red band teaser trailer. It's a stylish 70s set crime thriller following the exploits of real-life Marseilles magistrate Pierre Michel (Dujardin) as he tries to dismantle the drug smuggling ring called The French Connection.
March 2, 2015
You better check yo-self before you wreck yo-self! Warner Bros has unleashed a red band version of a trailer through Kevin Hart's Facebook for the upcoming comedy Get Hard, co-starring Kevin Hart & Will Ferrell. We've seen a number of trailers for this wacky comedy already (watch the latest), which borders on being a bit too racist for my own tastes, even though I get that it's all about the trashy humor. The concept is supposed to be about preparing Will Ferrell for prison, but seems to go overboard with sketches and wacky setups involving Kevin Hart. At least he gets his ass whooped, too. This is red band mostly for the language.
February 24, 2015
After playing at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, the tribal martial arts flick The Dead Lands is headed to theaters this spring, and it just might put New Zealand on the map when it comes to action. The film features the traditional (and terrifying) Maori martial art of armed combat known as Mau rakau, making the film full of genuine culture as it's set in pre-colonial New Zealand. We got a glimpse of the film last year when it hit TIFF, and now a red band trailer has just surfaced to show off how brutal this flick can be. Between this and What We Do in the Shadows, there's good stuff coming out of New Zealand.
February 19, 2015
"Put the money on the ground, and then get in your car, and fuck off." While we're used to seeing Simon Pegg get a little bloody in the likes of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, this time things are a little more serious. In Kill Me Three Times, the British actor plays an assassin hired to kill a rich man's wife. But soon some more people end up getting in the way, each with their own desires for money and survival. It's more thriller than comedy, but there seems to be some dark laughs in store. Teresa Palmer, Alice Braga and more star in the film, and now a red band trailer is here with plenty of f-bombs to go around. Watch!
February 17, 2015
Even though we've seen plenty of footage from Maps to the Stars, thanks to the Canadian trailer, the United Kingdom trailer and most recent US trailer (just to name a few), we have one more quick, wild red band trailer for the skewering of Hollywood as only director David Cronenberg can deliver. It's not all that crazy of a red band trailer, with only hints of nudity and one f-bomb dropped by Mia Wasikowska, but it's certainly frenetic and full of some weird imagery, including one curious shot of Robert Pattinson. But it's Oscar nominee Julianne Moore stealing the trailer with her crazy actress character again. Watch!
February 9, 2015
If the first red band trailer or raunchy version of the Super Bowl spot didn't convince you to see the new comedy Unfinished Business next month, 20th Century Fox is making one last attempt to get you on board. The final red band trailer has just arrived for the film starring Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco, and it brings some more raunchiness to the table. While I don't think this looks flat out terrible, it doesn't seem to offer up anything we haven't see before comedically with the exception of Franco's character being on the autism spectrum (though I don't buy his performance yet). Watch below!
February 8, 2015
"Our art is a reflection of our reality." Complete with a minute-long intro featuring the real life Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, founding members of the influential rap group N.W.A., the first red band trailer for the film chronicling the rise of the hip-hop giant has arrived. Straight Outta Compton follows this group of young boys from the hood who decided to use their words as a form of protest and to shine a light on their world. But what comes with that is a cultural war about race and class. This feels like it might be a little cliche as far as hindsight and dramatization is concerned with the rap group, but it doesn't look bad. Watch!
February 1, 2015
Even though the Super Bowl is mostly big of debut TV spots for films that are still months away, movie studios also have to push the films that are hitting theaters sooner than later. That's why we're here with a Super Bowl spot for the comedy Unfinished Business starring Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson. In addition to the tame TV spot, there's an extended red band trailer for the film. Can't say that I'm all that excited to see this, but I can appreciate the use of The Lonely Island's comedic track "Like a Boss" being used in the advertising. Though that video and song seem to be funnier than this movie. Watch!
December 31, 2014
The dust has settled on the controversial release of The Interview, but if you haven't been able to see the film in its limited theatrical engagement or for some reason couldn't watch the Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg comedy on YouTube, Google Play, Xbox or Sony's website to stream the film, you'll have even more options to watch it. Beginning today, Deadline reports a slew of cable, satellite and telecom providers will be offering The Interview for rental on VOD for $5.99, which is how much it costs to stream everywhere else. And if you still need to be convinced to see the movie, one final red band trailer has arrived too. Watch!
December 10, 2014
The found footage horror franchise [REC] began back in 2007, and it's still going strong, at least overseas, with the fourth installment [REC] 4: Apocalypse. After wreaking havoc on a wedding in the last film, this one takes the action to an oil tanker, and also brings back Manuela Velasco as the young television reporter who was stuck in the quarantined building from the original film. After making it out alive, they've isolated her on this boat, but that may not be enough to contain the virus. This is a red band trailer with lots of blood and gore, so it's probably not best to fire it up around kids or at the dinner table. Watch it below!
December 9, 2014
"I look like I give a fuck?" There's a part of me that's worried that Kingsman: The Secret Service is going to bomb when it hits theaters in February next year, but the latest red band trailer shows off a fun spy flick that looks so crazy that it just might work. Samuel L. Jackson is doing his best impression of himself as a James Bond villain with a lisp, Mark Strong is having some fun and Colin Firth looks like a real ass-kicker. And if this trailer is any indicator, newcomer Taron Egerton may have a bright future as a young big screen star. And don't forget, Mark Hamill has a bit part in this movie too. Watch below now!
December 3, 2014
Coming up this weekend, Chris Rock's latest writing and directorial effort hits limited theaters in the form of Top Five. The film has gotten some solid buzz after premiering at TIFF earlier this year, and it's only been helped by the sheer amount of comic talent involved. Now to help push the film even more, an extended red band trailer for the film has arrived that show's some of Rock doing stand-up as big time comedian Andre Allen. Everyone looks to be hilarious in this movie, with Cedric the Entertainer being the funniest he's been in years. Looks like a nice break from blockbusters and heavy awards dramas. Watch!
November 26, 2014
In case you didn't know, Vince Vaughn is officially part of the cast of "True Detective" for the anthology show's second season next year. But for those of you who prefer the fast-talking actor in comedy roles, you still get what you want too. Unfinished Business is an R-rated comedy that sees Vaughn playing a businessman who heads overseas to land a big deal, but he doesn't have the best comrades on his endeavor with Dave Franco and Tom Wilkinson at his side. Plus, there's James Marsden and Sienna Miller as a competing duo going after the same deal. It looks a little better than what we've seen Vaughn deliver lately in the comedy world, especially with this supporting cast, and the red band trailer is pretty raunchy. Watch!