July 24, 2014
"Why mess with a winning formula?" Paramount Pictures surprised everyone with the first footage of their comedy sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2, which arrives just in time for everyone to catch the family friendly comedy at Christmas. But seriously, don't watch this with your family, and don't watch the first red band trailer with them either. We get to see what Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson and Clark Duke are up to now that they have knowledge of the future, and the murder of Corddry's internet mogul character sets them off on another time traveling adventure to the future, the past and much more. Looks like a lot of fun with a feel that is almost like a raunchy version of It's a Wonderful Life for the holiday season. Watch now!
June 24, 2014
The Groundhog Day formula got the sci-fi treatment again this summer with Edge of Tomorrow, an action-packed fun flick that more audiences should have taken a chance on. Now the same concept is being applied to the high school sex comedy with Premature. Surprisingly enough, this looks pretty damn funny, featuring what might be a star-making turn from John Karna, and amusing supporting performances from Craig Roberts (Submarine, Neighbors) and Alan Tudyk (Dodgeball, Wreck-It Ralph). I'll pretty much watch any film using the Groundhog Day conceit, and this red band trailer makes it look like a real winner.
June 19, 2014
At this point, Sony Pictures might as well just show us the whole Sex Tape in question from the comedy reuniting Bad Teacher stars Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz. This particular look at the film is pretty much exactly the same as the most recent trailer from the United Kingdom that we recently saw, and if it wasn't for Rob Corddry and the promise of Rob Lowe doing cocaine, we probably wouldn't be laughing much. These feels like a CBS sitcom version of an R-rated sex comedy, but maybe there's hope that whatever they're not showing in the trailers is infinitely funnier. We'll find out soon enough. Watch the trailer below!
June 16, 2014
The first red band trailer for the self-explanatory comedy Let's Be Cops starring Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr. was short on big laughs, but a new red band trailer dives a little deeper into what seems to be a shallow concept. As these two friends keep pretending to be cops, they get deeper into trouble. The new trailer shows off more of the dangerous activities they get involved with when they're mistaken for real cops at first, including Rob Riggle. But when the bad guys find out that they have forged badge numbers, it's assumed they might be working undercover for the FBI or the ATF. We're still not sold on the premise sustaining itself, but Wayans and Johnson certainly make it seem more appealing. Watch below!
May 28, 2014
We're getting closer and closer to the release of 22 Jump Street, and we're hoping the sequel can deliver the same quality buddy cop comedy that directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller were able to put together for the surprisingly successful first film. Now a new red band online spot shows off some more footage we haven't seen, including an amusing reference to Ice Cube, some hints at the struggling partnership of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill and more. Plus, there's a new featurette that goes behind the scenes of the film, complete with words from Lord & Miller talking about how they approached the sequel. Watch it!
May 8, 2014
"Chaos. Disorder. This is death..." Radius-TWC, the genre arm of Weinstein Company, has debuted the first red band classified (for violence) US trailer for Joon-ho Bong's sci-fi masterpiece Snowpiercer starring Chris Evans. We've been hyping up this film for a while, and spent most of last year writing about it and waiting for it, only to find that it was going to be cut down, then not cut down, and now released in the US as a "Director's Cut" - hopefully in enough theaters. I saw it at Berlinale and loved it - my glowing review. Until then, at least they cut a good trailer, but it shows way too much and spoils some big moments in the third act, so don't watch if you don't want it ruined. Just go see it. "We control the engine, we control the world."
May 7, 2014
"There ain't no tooth fairy, idiot. Now clean up that horseshit." Not only does Seth MacFarlane spout off the title of his comedy western in the new red band trailer for A Million Ways to Die in the West, but he plays a fun game of shadow puppets with Liam Neeson. If you're not a fan of MacFarlane's previous work with Ted and "Family Guy," then this likely isn't for you, but there hasn't been a comedy like this set in the Old West since Blazing Saddles. However, this is something different entirely, because it's not exactly a spoof as much as it injects contemporary humor into a genuine western setting. It looks hilarious! Watch!
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.