May 21, 2015
"I don't want to go to jail, I want to go to college!" Yes! This is great. Open Road has debuted a full red band trailer for Rick Famuyiwa's Dope, another one of our Sundance 2015 favorites hitting theaters this summer. This one stars Shameik Moore as Malcom, plus his two friends Kiersey Clemons as Diggy and Tony Revolori as Jib, all of whom get caught in a totally wacky but amusing plot involving missing drugs. This trailer reveals the most from the film out of any we've seen so far, so watch out, but luckily it doesn't spoil anything too major and it's a good setup for the story you'll actually see in the film. Plus a fine look at the excellent cast featuring Zoë Kravitz, Blake Anderson, Chanel Iman and A$AP Rocky. Have fun.
May 7, 2015
"I've never even heard of the original Vacation…" Back to Walley World they go! Warner Bros has finally debuted the first official trailer, thankfully a red band to show you how vulgar this R-rated sequel is, for the raunchy comedy Vacation. From writers-turned-directors John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein, this continuation of National Lampoon's Vacation series picks up with Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold when he's older, now with his own family, taking a return
trip vacation to Walley World just like he did when he was a kid. Oh boy. I wish there was more footage in this, but it still looks like fun and I love the connection to the original throughout. Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Regina Hall also star.
April 30, 2015
There are plenty of independent films that go on to be celebrated by audiences and critics alike, but the Sundance selected Tangerine is a true indie. The film was shot on an iPhone 5S using an $8 app called Filmic Pro and some prototype lenses from Moondog Labs, all with a very small budget. And the result is a unique, intimate, funny, touching and fantastic story of friendship between two transgender women (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez and Mya Taylor) as they parade around the city of Los Angeles, looking for one of their boyfriends who has supposedly been sleeping around. It's one to go out of your way to see. Watch!
April 27, 2015
"It would be a sweet ass fucking baby." There's always plenty of blockbuster action during the summer, but there's also a few big comedies bringing the laughs as well. One of the bigger attempts to get your chuckles will be Ted 2, the sequel to Seth MacFarlane's feature comedy debut as director and the voice of a foul-mouthed, weed-smoking teddy bear. This time, Mark Wahlberg is helping his buddy have kids by being a sperm donor, but the legal system will be a big obstacle before it's allowed to happen legally. If you didn't like the first film, I can't imagine you'll want to see the sequel, which looks pretty amusing. Watch!
April 9, 2015
Just when you think the Human Centipede horror franchise couldn't get any crazier, then comes the red band teaser trailer for The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence, which will hopefully be the last installment if this grossout franchise. The teaser is pretty hokey, not unlike the franchise, being advertised almost like a grindhouse film. This time, Bill Boss (Dieter Laser) is the warden of a prison in the USA, and in order to get his rowdy inmates in line, decides to enact the biggest human centipede we've seen yet. Aside from the disgusting nature of the film, keep an eye out for porn star Bree Olson in there for some reason.
March 30, 2015
"The wolves, if they're not already at your door, they're gonna be there very fucking soon." If you though the previous US trailer and international trailer for Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River were weird, then this new extended trailer for the Cannes selected film is really going to creep you out. For some reason, it's labeled as a featurette, but this is clearly an extended red band trailer with salty language, unnerving peeling of Christina Hendricks' face, Ben Mendelsohn dancing and some gorgeous cinematography. It certainly looks beautiful, but feels like it's trying to be weird for the sake of being weird.
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!