September 19, 2014
"I got some questions for that goat." At the beginning of the year, The Interview was one of my most anticipated films of 2014. But I'll admit to being more than underwhelmed when the teaser trailer debuted. It just didn't look that funny, and the trailer went for style over comedic substance. But all that changes, and this finally looks like a comedy to get excited about in a new three-minute red band trailer that lays out the story and all the raunchy humor you'd expect from Seth Rogen and James Franco. There seems to be tons of celebrity cameos just like This is The End too. Free your mind, and the rest will follow. Watch now!
September 18, 2014
Following an erotic first look at V/H/S: Viral, the third film in the found footage horror anthology, the first red band trailer for the film has arrived, and it's absolutely nuts. There's some crazy aliens, big monsters, a crazy guy with real magical powers, and tons of blood and stuff that is just NSFW at all. This promises to be the craziest installment yet with Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, Aaron Moorhead, Marcel Sarmiento and Nacho Vigalondo all directing segments this time around. It's a shame this one didn't premiere at Sundance like the last two, but at least we'll get to see it later this fall. Watch below now!
September 2, 2014
Following the unveiling of the finalists vying for a spot in ABCs of Death 2, the horror anthology sequel featuring 26 different filmmakers at the helm of horror shorts inspired by the alphabet, the first red band trailer has arrived. But this isn't your average restricted trailer as it's being touted as an "extreme" red band trailer. And we gotta be honest, it's more than a little bloody, and it has some super gruesome moments, making it absolutely NSFW. Basically, if you had fun with the first film, then this looks like more of the same craziness, just with 26 all-new directors bringing all sorts of new horror goodness this time. Watch!
August 25, 2014
In a last ditch effort to get audiences to flock to the theaters during a weak time for box office competition, Legendary and Universal have release one final extended red band trailer for the claustrophobic, found footage horror thriller As Above, So Below. Despite the odd title, the first trailer was rather decent, teasing a twisted psychological adventure in the catacombs that lie under Paris. We're not getting our hopes to high since this comes from the Dowdle Brothers, the duo behind Quarantine and Devil, but maybe since this isn't a remake or an M. Night Shyamalan project, it might let them shine as horror filmmakers.
July 28, 2014
From our Comic-Con coverage this year, you might have already seen the cool vehicles that were on display from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. But there was also a panel for the film hitting theaters next month, and directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller debuted a new red band trailer for the graphic novel adaptation, not to mention planting a seed of hopes for Sin City 3. But of course, since it took nine years to get this follow-up off the ground and into theaters, we won't hold our breath. But still, if you've been waiting that long to see this new story set in the seedy underbelly of Basin City, this saucy, bloody trailer certainly brings the goods. Keep an eye out for Miller and Rodriguez making cameos in the trailer too. Watch below!
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.