April 15, 2014
Following a somewhat underwhelming trailer earlier this year for the comedy Walk of Shame starring Elizabeth Banks, a second red band trailer offers a slightly better look at the comedy. While the terrible audio editing in the first half of the trailer is thoroughly distracting, Banks shines as she runs around Los Angeles, trying to get her car back in order to make it to the most important job interview of her career as a news anchorwoman. Meanwhile, her one-night-stand James Marsden and friends Gillian Jacobs and Sarah Wright are in hot pursuit, trying to end her long night from hell with a happy ending. Watch below!
April 9, 2014
"It's the same case, do the same thing!" If you still need convincing that 22 Jump Street is worth seeing, Sony/Columbia has released a fourth trailer - another red band trailer that is a 2-and-1/2-minute push for this insane summer action comedy sequel, starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum (also in Jupiter Ascending). While we've seen plenty in the first three trailers already, the footage in this one includes lots of the story as well, hinting at their comeback, the plot involving college and spring breaker. So, it's a Spring Breakers riff, plus 21 Jump Street comedy all in one? I hope it's as funny as these trailers promise. Enjoy.
April 8, 2014
"They don't know who they are fucking with!" The release of Neighbors, the latest comedy from Forgetting Sarah Marshall director Nicholas Stoller, arrives in just over a month, and two new red band trailers (including an international one with the title Bad Neighbours) have arrived to pique your interest. This looks like the perfect summer comedy as Seth Rogen goes head-to-head with Zac Efron and a whole fraternity of douchebags including Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. Thankfully these two trailers don't give too much more away, but there is some awkward sex and a dildo fight. So there you go.
March 31, 2014
We've already gotten a saucy first look at the raunchy comedy Sex Tape starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz. And now, conveniently timed with tonight's series finale of Segel's CBS sitcom "How I Met Your Mother," the first red band trailer has arrived. You'll find a little bit of sex, but surprisingly, not any real nudity (though Diaz does look rather sexy in those roller skates). Anyway, this doesn't look quite as good as I hoped, with a lot more unbelievable scenarios than one might have anticipated. This feels like a comedy made for the 90s, which is bad, because it's 2014. Anyway, maybe it will turn out all right? Watch!
March 25, 2014
Right now you can see Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. on Fox's comedy series "New Girl," but later this summer, they'll be throwing on a badge in the R-rated comedy Let's Be Cops. Now the first red band trailer for the comedy has arrived, and it feels a little long, mostly because the laughs don't seem to be as big as they should be in a red band trailer. Johnson and Wayans seem like a great team as a couple friends who dress up as cops for a party and take the costume a little too far, but this feels like it should just be an episode on their TV series rather than a full movie. Maybe it's better than the trailer indicates. Watch?
March 21, 2014
Last year we got quite the raunchy tease for the crime comedy Filth starring James McAvoy since it was already released in the United Kingdom. Now the film is coming to the United States this spring, and a red band domestic trailer shows plenty more of McAvoy being dirty and despicable as a bipolar, corrupt, junkie cop. It's certainly much different than what we've seen McAvoy do before, and far removed from his turn as Charles Xavier in X-Men: Days of Future Past this summer. But is all the vulgarity a gimmick, or is there actually a solid flick here? You'll have to find out for yourself when the film gets released. Watch the trailer!
March 12, 2014
We've already seen at least one red band trailer for the latest action thriller Sabotage starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, but now one more restricted trailer has arrived to get fans excited before the film's release in just a couple weeks. There's f-bombs and blood splatters, some girls kissing, and a new part of the plot that makes things personal. We're not sure if Schwarzenegger's best action years are definitively behind him, but this particular attempt doesn't look like anything spectacular. It's certainly not better than Schwarzenegger crushing stuff with his own personal tank, but it could be an entertaining action thriller.
March 12, 2014
Down in Austin, Texas, the film and music festival South by Southwest is coming to a close, and the two big winners were Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers' Fort Tilden in the Narrative Feature Competition and Margaret Brown's The Great Invisible in the Documentary Feature Competition. But there were plenty of other great films that premiered down South, and we have a red band trailer for the midnight premiere 13 Sins starring Mark Webber (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). It's a horror flick where a mysterious phone call sets a downtrodden salesman on a dangerous series of tasks that prove to be pretty gruesome. Watch it!
March 10, 2014
"Did you just throw my cat out the window?" After breaking limited release box office records with a debut on just four screens this past weekend, The Grand Budapest Hotel is already a success for director Wes Anderson. But the film is still poised to expand to more screens in the coming weeks, so Fox Searchlight has decided to release one more last minute trailer, but this time with some red band edge. It's pretty tame, with only a few f-bombs and a distant shot of one of Ralph Fiennes geriatric lovers (maybe Tilda Swinton) performing fellatio, but it makes me more anxious to see the flick. Watch the red band trailer!
March 4, 2014
"There has been an accident..." Magnet has debuted the first official red band trailer for the feature debut of Canadian filmmaker Jerome Sable, best known for his short The Legend of Beaver Dam, as well as a number of others. In the film, titled Stage Fright, Meat Loaf and Minnie Driver star in a wacky horror musical comedy set at a musical theater camp. I have a feeling this might end up being cult horror classic kind of material and I'm looking forward to seeing it, especially after this trailer. The kabuki seems a bit odd, but this still looks ridiculously campy and musically absurd, exactly what Sable promised to deliver.
February 21, 2014
While Eli Roth hasn't been behind the camera to direct a film in seven years (his latest film The Green Inferno arrives this fall), he's certainly been busy producing some interesting horror films like The Last Exorcism. The latest producing effort is The Sacrament, directed by indie horror director Ti West (The Innkeepers, The House of the Devil). The film follows two journalists (A.J. Bowen and Joe Swanberg) who decide to shoot a documentary following their friend (Kentucker Audley) searching for his missing sister living in a cult inspired by the Jonestown Massacre. The red band trailer is quite spooky. Watch now!
February 7, 2014
"They're the best undercover agents in the DEA." With the film just over a couple months away, a new red band trailer has arrived to show off the action in Sabotage. In the film from End of Watch director David Ayer, Arnold Schwarzenegger leads a top notch DEA task force who ends up being targeted by a drug cartel they've just busted. It doesn't look like anything special, but the ensemble cast, which includes Joe Manganiello, Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard and Mireille Enos, could make this a bit more interesting. Plus, keep an eye out for "Lost" star Josh Holloway with a buzz cut. Watch the trailer below!
January 30, 2014
"The American West is a terrible place and time. Everything out here that's not you, wants to kill you." Following yesterday's funny character posters for Seth MacFarlane's western comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West, we have the first red band trailer for the summer comedy. It's not a straight-up parody, but it doesn't shy away from showing the Wild West through a contemporary lens, and it's funny as hell. Most of the trailer focuses on the terrible danger people faced in the time period, where everyone died from everything. Charlize Theron, Neil Patrick Harris, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson and Sarah Silverman are all in on the fun. And there's Giovanni Ribisi dancing like a creep again. Watch it!
January 24, 2014
We've seen the goofy first trailer for Jean-Claude Van Damme's first straight-up comedy, Welcome to the Jungle. But now we get a better taste at the wild comedy with a new red band trailer that certainly gets a little vulgar. This could either be a spectacular mess or a laugh riot, and unfortunately, this may lean more towards the former. Van Damme looks like he's having a lot of fun, but the writing doesn't seem to be delivering comedy greatness. Kristen Schaal, Rob Huebel and Adam Brody can be extremely funny, but we're not sure if they can make this one work. We rather he do some mainstream action again. Watch!