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Sound Off: Emmerich's 'Independence Day: Resurgence' - Thoughts?

Independence Day: Resurgence

Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "We had twenty years to prepare. So did they." Now playing in theaters eveywhere is the long-awaited sci-fi sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, arriving in theaters exactly 20 years after the original movie first landed. Roland Emmerich returns to direct this massively epic alien invasion action blockbuster, bringing back some of the original cast including Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox and Brent Spiner. The newcomers this time around include Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, William Fichtner, Angelababy and French actress Charlotte Gainsbourg. So how is it? Does it live up to the original? Or is it a completely disaster? Once you've seen it, leave a comment with your own thoughts on Emmerich's Independence Day: Resurgence.

 Posted June 24 in Discuss, Sound Off | Comments

Watch: New Trailer for Acclaimed Original Horror Movie 'Lights Out'

Lights Out Trailer

"Everyone is afraid of the dark, and that's what she feeds on." Warner Bros has debuted the second official trailer for David F. Sandberg's Lights Out, a new horror thriller that received some rave reviews after premiering at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Based on Sandberg's short film, the film is about a malevolent ghost that only appears when the lights go out, which seems like a simple concept but it's done so effectively it makes this horror completely original and very, very scary. Teresa Palmer stars, along with Gabriel Bateman, Alexander DiPersia, Billy Burke and Maria Bello. There are a few creepy moments in this trailer, but the best scenes are being kept for the full movie. Which is a smart move. Don't watch in the dark.

 Posted June 24 in Horror, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

New Photos of the Characters Seen in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

"When you're shooting Stormtroopers in paradise, you have the best job in the world, you know? You can't really deny it at that point.” Entertainment Weekly has posted a first look gallery of photos from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, to compliment the teaser trailer for the upcoming Star Wars spin-off. There are some good new shots of a bunch of the characters, played by actors Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Donnie Yen, Diego Luna, and Ben Mendelsohn. Plus there's a good look at one of the new droids. And we finally get to meet Riz Ahmed's character - the Rebel squad's lead pilot, Bodhi Rook. "He he tends to be a little tense, a little volatile, but everybody in the group really relies on his technical skills," Kathleen Kennedy says. There's also some great shots of Stormtroopers, including the new black commando troopers.

 Posted June 24 in Hype, Photos, Star Wars | Comments

First Trailer for Ewan McGregor's Directorial Debut 'American Pastoral'

American Pastoral Trailer

"Where is she?" Lionsgate has released the first trailer for the directional debut of actor Ewan McGregor, an adaption of the Philip Roth novel American Pastoral, about a family in the 1960s that falls apart when their daughter disappears after being accused of committing a violent act. This is actually the second film this year based on a Philip Roth story, the other being the excellent film Indignation which first premiered at Sundance. McGregor stars in this, with Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Connelly, Uzo Aduba, Molly Parker, Rupert Evans, Valorie Curry and David Strathairn. This looks like a very strong directorial debut from McGregor, and I'm quite curious to see it. I like the music and the way the story reveals itself.

 Posted June 24 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

First Full Trailer for Board Game Horror Prequel 'Ouija: Origin of Evil'

Ouija: Origin of Evil Trailer

It was never just a game. Universal has unveiled a trailer for the upcoming horror prequel Ouija: Origin of Evil, the follow-up to the Ouija movie from 2014. Did anyone even want a sequel to the first one? The film has quite a cast: Henry Thomas, Elizabeth Reaser, Doug Jones, Parker Mack, Sam Anderson, Kate Siegel, Annalise Basso, and Lulu Wilson. The plot for this one involves a young daughter of a family being taken over by a malevolent spirit, and things get increasingly freaky from there. I can't help but say this looks fairly generic, with some bland scares and the usual horror tropes, nothing unique. Oh well.

 Posted June 23 in Horror, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: Jason Statham is Back in First 'Mechanic: Resurrection' Trailer

Mechanic: Resurrection Trailer

"I've been waiting too long to get even with you." Lionsgate has released the first full-length trailer for this summer's Mechanic: Resurrection, the sequel to The Mechanic from 2011, arriving in theaters in two months. This film stars Jason Statham in his 10,000th action film, as an assassin who makes his hits look like accidents. Aside from Statham, the cast includes Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, and Michelle Yeoh - impressive names for just another action movie. You thought he wouldn't return to this series, but he's back. The Mechanic is forced to travel the globe to complete three impossible assassinations, and do what he does best, make them all look like accidents. Well at least Tommy Lee Jones looks cool. Have a look.

 Posted June 23 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

New Trailer for Dan Brown Adaptation 'Inferno' Starring Tom Hanks

Inferno Trailer

"Human lives are at stake, I just want to know that I'm on the right side." Sony has unveiled another full trailer for the new Dan Brown adaptation Inferno, once again directed by Ron Howard, and once again starring Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon. We featured the first trailer a few months ago, but that one was just a teaser, and this sets up more of the story - a thriller taking place in historic cities like Florence and Istanbul. The cast includes Felicity Jones as Dr. Sienna Brooks, Langdon's beautiful sidekick this time, plus Ben Foster, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ana Ularu, Ida Darvish. I kind of do want to see this, I just hope it's a bit better than the last Dan Brown movie. We'll find out later this year.

 Posted June 23 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

'A New Hero' Featurette for 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Featurette

WB continues to introduce audiences to the cinematic world of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with featurettes focusing on new characters in the Harry Potter universe. Eddie Redmayne stars as Newt Scamander, a magizoologist who winds up letting loose a suitcase full of magical creatures in New York City in the 20s. It looks like they're still finishing the FX, so most of the footage involves characters interacting. There's some brand new shots we haven't seen before, and plenty of discussion from author J.K. Rowling, who was much more involved in the making of this than she was Harry Potter. The full cast includes Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell and others. They're doing a good job building up interest in this, as I'm getting more and more curious with each new video they release.

 Posted June 23 in Featurette, Hype, To Watch | Comments

See the Trailer for Extreme Kayaking Documentary 'Chasing Niagara'

Chasing Niagara Trailer

"Is it worth it to possibly lose a friend?" Red Bull Media has unveiled a trailer for a documentary film called Chasing Niagara, profiling the life of "extreme kayaker" Rafa Ortiz and his dream of paddling over the Niagara Falls. The doc looks at the way he takes big risks to live a life on the edge, literally, kayaking over waterfalls and in places where no one has ever kayaked before. Of course Red Bull is releasing this film, it's right up their alley. The footage is impressive as it seems they've captured some of the best shots they could of Rafa and his crew, including footage from cameras mounted to his helmet. I'm a big fan and supporter of adventure junkies and risk takers, and this looks like another exhilarating, inspiring doc about them. Enjoy.

 Posted June 23 in Docs, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: Trailer for Welsh Identical Twins Thriller 'The Library Suicides'

The Library Suicides

"If you leave enough behind, then death isn't the end." Soda Pictures has debuted an official UK trailer for The Library Suicides, a film from Wales made entirely in the Welsh language. It's adapted from Fflur Dafydd’s bestselling novel titled Y Llyfrgell, the original Welsh title, and it's about two identical twin sisters who investigate the suicide (or potential murder) of their mother, who was a librarian at the National Library of Wales. Actress Catrin Stewart (best known from "Doctor Who" and "Stella") plays dual roles as both daughters, and the cast also includes Dyfan Dwyfor, Ryland Teifi, Carwyn Glyn and Sharon Morgan. The way this trailer plays out, I would say it looks more fun than it does "thrilling". Take a look.

 Posted June 23 in Foreign Film, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

First Trailer for Greg Mottola's Comedy 'Keeping Up with the Joneses'

Keeping Up with the Joneses Trailer

"Who are these people?" 20th Century Fox has unveiled a trailer for Greg Mottola's latest comedy, titled Keeping Up with the Joneses, which is almost a bit like Mr. & Mrs. Smith about a couple next door that are actually super spies. On the other side are Isla Fisher and Zach Galifianakis, an ordinary suburban couple that are in for a wild ride when they figure this out. Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot play the "covert operative" couple - whoever cast them did a perfect job. The cast includes Patton Oswalt, Matt Walsh, Kevin Dunn and Maribeth Monroe. This looks like it should be harmless entertainment, right? Enjoy.

 Posted June 22 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: Official UK Trailer for 'The Girl With All The Gifts' Adaptation

The Girl With All The Gifts Trailer

"She saved me, and you're still afraid of her?" Whoa! Where did this come from? Warner Bros in the UK has debuted a trailer for an adaptation of a book called The Girl With All The Gifts. The best way to describe this would be to call it a post-apocalyptic zombie movie meets the X-Men, with a young girl who has a special ability. She seems to be the best hope for the human race in a world overrun by the living dead. The movie stars Sennia Nanua, Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close and Paddy Considine. There are some fantastic shots in this trailer, and it sets up the story in a very thrilling way that makes me intrigued to find out more. I'd never heard of this before seeing the trailer, and now I'm more than interested. See below.

 Posted June 22 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Tom Cruise Returns in First Trailer for 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back'

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back Trailer

"We're on the run for this entire movie." Paramount has unveiled the first trailer for the sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, directed by Edward Zwick, bringing back Tom Cruise in the role of Jack Reacher, a character invented by author Lee Child. He's joined by actress Cobie Smulders, along with a cast including Robert Knepper, Aldis Hodge and Holt McCallany. I like the cold opening of this, with Reacher in the small diner talking back to some cops. From there it gets much more interesting, and for some reason I'm a bit more excited to see this sequel than I ever was the original. Maybe it's the way Zwick directs, as I almost always enjoy his films no matter what. Take a look below and let us know your thoughts.

 Posted June 22 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Luke Treadway as James Bowen in 'A Street Cat Named Bob' Trailer

A Street Cat Named Bob

Sometimes it takes nine lives to save one. Sony UK has debuted a trailer for a film called A Street Cat Named Bob, based on the bestselling book about a street musician whose life is changed by an adorable stray cat named Bob. Luke Treadway plays James Bowen, a young homeless busker and recovering drug addict living on the streets of London. The cast also features Bob the Cat (the real one!), Ruta Gedmintas, Joanne Froggatt, Anthony Head, and was filmed mostly on location around Covent Garden. This looks quite charming, better than expected from that title, and it features some impressive cinematography and heartwarming moments. It could've turned out so cheesy but it actually looks pretty dang good. Take a look.

 Posted June 21 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

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