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!
December 30, 2013
For Your Consideration: Abdellatif Kechiche in Blue is the Warmest Color, one of my Top 5 films of 2013. With voting for the Academy Awards now underway, IFC Films has debuted another rather sultry new red band trailer for Cannes' Palme d'Or winner Blue is the Warmest Color, focusing mostly on breakout actress Adèle Exarchopoulos being pushed for a much-deserved Oscar nomination. I really, really hope she gets one with a phenomenal first-time lead performance in the film, as she's part of what makes it such an outstanding character study. I love this film - read my Cannes praise. The other half of that excellence is actress Léa Seydoux, who is also featured in this. See the new trailer below and catch the film playing now.
December 16, 2013
"Nobody gave a shit about the Jump Street reboot, but you got lucky." Just last month, Channing Taum delivered a funny video from the set of 22 Jump Street, spoofing a stunt that Jean-Claude Van Damme pulled off just a week earlier. Now we have the first red band trailer for the comedy sequel from the first film's directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller. Continuing the self-awareness of the reboot of an old franchise that no one cared about anymore, Nick Offerman introduces us to the sequel, and we get a hint of the new plot to stop the flow of a new drug in college, along with a shot of Jonah Hill looking like a goth kid. Watch it!
December 9, 2013
After premiering at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, the R-rated comedy Bad Words is coming to theaters in March. Now the first red band trailer has arrived with star Jason Bateman (Identity Thief, Horrible Bosses) using a loophole in the system to partake in the National Quill Spelling Bee. In addition, to giving kids a hard-time, he befriends a precocious, friendless Indiana boy named Chaitanya (Rohan Chand), and the two become unlikely friends and partners in crime. This comedy actually marks Bateman's debut as a feature film director, and it looks like he's crafted quite a hilarious flick. Watch below!
December 4, 2013
"That's the sound of fucking freedom!" We've seen one trailer from the United Kingdom for the raunchy comedy Dom Hemingway starring Jude Law, and now a red band trailer shows us just how dirty the Sherlock Holmes star will get. Fresh out of prison, Law plays a wild man who not only makes of for lost time with tons of booze and boobs, but also gets right back into the thick of the underworld, wanting reparations for keeping his mouth shut and spending time in prison instead of giving up his mobster boss to the police. It's a shame this doesn't hit the US until spring, because Law may have been in the awards race. Watch it!
November 6, 2013
There has been some pretty unique and clever marketing for Spike Lee's remake of Oldboy, including an advertisement for Hotel Oldboy, some escorts making the rounds at Comic-Con and a Tumblr looking at what happened over the 20 years that Josh Brolin's character Joe Doucett is held captive. Now a new red band online spot highlights the Oldboy workout as Doucett takes it upon himself to get in shape, in hopes of being released and seeking revenge against the people who put him there. In addition, a new featurette focuses on Brolin's transformation in the film. Oldboy arrives in just a few weeks, and we can't wait to see it.
November 1, 2013
Following the first stylish trailer for the Sundance selected romantic action thriller Charlie Countryman, a new red band trailer has arrived that really dives into the grit of Bucharest as Shia LaBeouf finds dangerous love and the villainy of Mads Mikkelsen as he tries to stop it. This trailer is truly representative of the film, especially with the fantastical score playing over the dark, grimy underbelly of the city. Plus, there's a quote from our own Alex Billington calling the film "a hell of a feature debut" for music video and commercials director Fredrik Bond. And there's Harry Potter co-star Rupert Grint with an erection.
October 30, 2013
A couple years ago, we had our eyes on the Cannes Film Festival selected action thriller Outrage from director Takeshi "Beat" Kitano, and now the director is back with a sequel called Beyond Outrage that ups the ante. This one premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year, and now a red band trailer has arrived to show off the film following a manipulative police crackdown on organized crime which has ignited a power struggle in the Yakuza underworld. Kitano also stars in the film as an intimidating crime boss fresh out of prison. This looks violent as hell and bad ass, so you should watch Outrage on Netflix Instant now.
October 21, 2013
Without getting raunchy, the first trailer for Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa was pretty damn hilarious. Now for everyone who wasn't convinced that this is truly a Jackass movie, one final red band trailer has made its way online, leading up to the release this Friday. Johnny Knoxville pulls out all the stops, not to mention a certain part of Irving Zisman's body, in this raunchy preview of a comedy that takes the wild antics of Jackass and tosses in a Borat sort of twist. We'll be interested to see if a big audience turns out for this flick since Jackass isn't super popular anymore, but we think it's fresh enough to work. Watch!
October 18, 2013
Though it doesn't really seem like James Franco would be much of an adversary for Jason Statham, the thriller Homefront has pitted them against each other. Franco is a southern drug dealer who doesn't like an undercover cop trying to start a new life on his turf, and in this new red band trailer, he shows that he means business by busting the knee caps of some new meth dealers who are invading his territory. Then we get into normal trailer territory with some kick-ass action and some profanity thrown around for good measure. We're still not sure if this will be good, but maybe Franco and Statham will make it fun. Watch!