November 19, 2015
"I'm not a coach, I'm a star!" Sony Pictures Classics has unveiled a red band (for language!) trailer for the indie comedy The Bronze, which was an opening night film at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. Melissa Rauch plays Hope Anne Greggory, a gymnast who won the bronze at the Olympics once, and now lives with the glory of that fame. The cast includes Gary Cole, Haley Lu Richardson, Thomas Middleditch and Sebastian Stan. This film just isn't that good, it's not that funny, and the trailer doesn't help sell it at all. Maybe a few people out there who enjoy this kind of trashy humor may be interested in this, but I doubt it.
November 3, 2015
"We have no jurisdiction in this country, we're not even supposed to be here." Pack some explosives and ammo, it's time to move out. Paramount has debuted a full-length trailer for Michael Bay's 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, the action-packed take on the Benghazi incident and the secret ex-military security team that goes in hoping to save American lives and return home safely. The ensemble cast includes: Pablo Schreiber, John Krasinski, Toby Stephens, David Denman, Max Martini, James Badge Dale, David Costabile, and Dominic Fumusa. This is most definitely a Michael Bay movie, with action reminiscent of Bad Boys in some scenes. I'm sort of curious to check it out, but barely. Lock 'n load.
October 18, 2015
"If we just work together then we can save our sh*tty town!" Sony has debuted the official red band trailer for a very gory, very wacky horror comedy called Freaks of Nature. The film is based on a popular Black List script by Oren Uziel called The Kitchen Sink, which is a horror-sci-fi-comedy mashup that combines vampires, zombies, and aliens. This has a great comedian ensemble cast including Keegan-Michael Key, Bob Odenkirk, Patton Oswalt, Denis Leary, plus Joan Cusack, Vanessa Hudgens, Mackenzie Davis, Nicholas Braun and Ed Westwick. I don't think this will be any good, but give it a look anyway.
October 4, 2015
"Your job: out monster the monster, and get home at the end of the night." Open Road Films has debuted a trailer for Triple 9, a crime action-thriller involving a highly coordinated heist that goes wrong. Not to be confused with Kathryn Bigelow's Triple Frontier, this is the latest work from John Hillcoat who last brought us Lawless and he looks to be channeling his inner Michael Mann. The huge and impressive ensemble cast includes Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Gal Gadot, Teresa Palmer and Clifton Collins, Jr. This is quite a brutal, action-packed trailer, and I love the music choices, totally sold me on this film. Fire it up below and enjoy.
September 24, 2015
More Takashi Miike! This guy doesn't ever stop making movies. Miike most recently made the films Shield of Straw and Over Your Dead Body, following 13 Assassins in 2010, and this is his latest work. Yakuza Apocalypse is a genre-mash-up described as a "comedic vampire thriller, a gangster epic, a martial-arts extravaganza and an end-of-the-world spectacle." Apparently it's not as epic and endlessly violent as the title indicates, according to this review: "While on paper seeming like the Takashi Miike-est Takashi Miike film ever, it might be a surprising bummer for the Midnight Madness crowd expecting a kinetic horror-action film. Every shot lasts far longer than expected and with little to no music, creating a stream of silence followed by a burst of action rhythmic pattern." Based on the footage in this trailer, I'm still quite intrigued.
August 20, 2015
Never doubt a scout! Paramount Pictures has unleashed the first very red band trailer for Christopher Landon's Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, previously known as Scouts vs Zombies before the longer title change. Tye Sheridan leads a young cast of nerdy Boy Scouts who have to take on a town full of zombies with a
stripper cocktail waitress at their side. The cast includes Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Elle Evans, Lukas Gage, and Joey Morgan. This is actually the first time a red band trailer has been utilized to its fullest extent, with a sh*tload of nudity and violence and gore and everything else. I will say this looks fun, albeit a bit cheesy but I might actually check it out. More crazy zombie mayhem, why not?
August 19, 2015
"Enjoy your stay in hell!" Freestyle Releasing has debuted a R-rated trailer for the R-rated stop-motion movie Hell & Back, from the animation studio behind "Trip Tank" and "Robot Chicken" (two excellent animated shows). It's a goofy, foul-mouthed trip into the depths of hell, but it looks quite fun I must say. The ensemble voice cast includes Mila Kunis, T.J. Miller, Michael Peña, Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Coolidge, Bob Odenkirk and Danny McBride. I'm not sure if they were riffing jokes that got worked into the animation, or if it was all scripted, but some parts are funny, other moments are not. The animation looks great, and I'm just impressed they actually made a brand new R-rated stop-motion movie. Have fun!
August 11, 2015
"This guy is taking up emotional real estate that could be occupied by a real option." IFC has debuted their own red band trailer for Leslye Headland's Sleeping with Other People, an indie comedy starring Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie as platonic friends struggling with their problem of sleeping with too many other people. This new trailer is quite similar to the international trailer we featured a few days ago, which was very raunchy and didn't hold back on the sex, similar to this one. Obviously the sex is a key part of the story, but it's not the only way to sell this. That said, I'm still intrigued to see this I just don't need to see any more trailers or footage or anything else. Anyway, give this a look if you're still not convinced. Have fun!
August 4, 2015
"Cue the music!" 20th Century Fox has unveiled the very first red band + green band trailers for Deadpool, directed by VFX veteran Tim Miller, starring Ryan Reynolds as the Merc with a Mouth. This is the moment you've all been waiting for as we finally get to see if this is going to be any good, and hot damn, it looks awesome. In addition to Reynolds, the cast includes Morena Baccarin as Copycat, Gina Carano as Angel Dust, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Ed Skrein as Ajax, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, and Andre Tricoteux as Colossus. This is definitely something Marvel Studios wouldn't make, as it's super vulgar and violent and exactly what we wanted to see out of this. Oh so good! Watch it again & again below.
July 22, 2015
"What kind of a family are you?!" Warner Bros has let loose one final red band trailer for the Vacation sequel/reboot, starring Ed Helms as Rusty Griswold and the rest of the his family: Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo and Steele Stebbins. The cast also includes appearances by Chris Hemsworth, Leslie Mann, Charlie Day and Ron Livingston, plus the original Griswolds though they're not really in this trailer much. At this point we've seen so many trailers I just hope they're not ruining the best parts or the best jokes, at least saving something for the actual movie. Arriving in theaters in just a few weeks. Have fun!
July 10, 2015
"There's a problem - I found another house." Focus Features has debuted a brand new red band trailer for Ciaran Foy's Sinister 2, the sequel to Scott Derrickson's cult horror hit Sinister from 2012. This isn't red band in the conventional sense, but it's red band because it allows them to show you a glimpse of all the crazy, disgusting, weird things that are going to happen in this. The cast includes: Shannyn Sossamon, James Ransone, Tate Ellington, Lucas Jade Zumann, Caden M. Fritz and Jaden Klein; as well as Nicholas King back as the creepy Bughuul. There's some really dark, messed up stuff in here - watch out.
June 2, 2015
Thunder buddies for life. Universal has debuted yet another red band trailer for Seth MacFarlane's Ted 2, the return of everyone's favorite foul-mouthed teddy bear. This ain't even the first red band trailer either. They basically pack all kinds of jokes and ridiculous scenes into this trailer that they can't normally show to regular audiences. F-bombs, lots of pot smoking and pot jokes, and a little bit of the plot. Mark Wahlberg returns along with Seth MacFarlane as the voice of Ted, joined by Amanda Seyfried, who shows up in just about every scene of this trailer, plus Morgan Freeman and Jessica Barth as Tami-Lynn. Have fun.
May 28, 2015
"He killed two operatives with a spoon." Roll those joints, then light ’em up, and get ready for a good time. Lionsgate has debuted a red band trailer for Nima Nourizadeh's American Ultra, from a script written by Max Landis, co-starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart as stoners and lovers. It turns out that Eisenberg, while living a peaceful pot head existence in a small town, is actually a trained secret agent (think Jason Bourne) and there's suddenly people out to eliminate him. The trailer starts out with a few conventional setups, but gets much bigger in the second half with crazy action. It gets good when he says "I keep killing people… and there's a chance I may be a robot." Topher Grace & John Leguizamo co-star.
May 28, 2015
"Everything is qualified by the fact that you don’t have a dick." Amplify Releasing has debuted a red band trailer for Jason Banker's Felt, a controversial and provocative indie film that premiered at Fantastic Fest last year. Felt broaches the topics of feminism and consent and sexuality, but dives in to the deep end with these topics, in what is described as a "feminist psychological thriller". Based on the real life experiences of Amy Everson, in the film a woman creates an alter ego in hopes of overcoming the trauma inflicted by men in her life. The cast in this includes Everson, Kentucker Audley, Ryan Creighton, Elisabeth Ferrara and Roxanne Lauren Knouse. If you're intrigued, give this a watch. Too experimental and wacky for my tastes.