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Open Road Films has debuted the first official trailer for a movie called Bleed For This, starring talented young actor Miles Teller as World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza. Paz's story is fascinating - he started to rise in the boxing world in the early 90s, winning the junior middleweight world title, but broke his neck in a serious car accident. Doctors told him he may never walk again, but Paz returned to the ring thirteen months after the accident and made one of the greatest comebacks in the history of boxing. The full cast includes Katey Sagal, Ciarán Hinds, Aaron Eckhart, Ted Levine, Kimberly Howe and Amanda Clayton. As expected, Teller looks fantastic in this, giving us yet another boxing movie to cheer for this fall.
Find your happy place. 20th Century Fox has debuted the first trailer for DreamWorks Animation's newest movie titled Trolls, a feature version of those funky little toy trolls that you used to collect as kids. Maybe not you, but someone out there collected them. Believe it or not, the movie is actually a musical with songs written specifically for it - as heard in this trailer. Featuring original music from Justin Timberlake, the film stars the voice talent of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Russell Brand, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Gwen Stefani and many more. I like the way they show the actors actually dancing in the trailer, but the rest of this just seems wacky. It might be enjoyable? Have fun.
"Can you imagine what we'll find?" "Aliens hell bent on killing us?" In addition to the recent final trailer, Paramount has unveiled three excellent TV spots for Justin Lin's Star Trek Beyond sequel - arriving in theaters in late July. Thankfully there's no Rihanna song distracting from the movie, instead we get some impressive footage from this upcoming space adventure that looks like it may actually be much better than Into Darkness. The full cast includes all the returning Enterprise crew members: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin. Newcomers this time are Joe Taslim, Idris Elba, and Sofia Boutella as Jaylah. I'm really digging the epic feel of this one, bring it.
"What do you want from me?" "Your past." Get another glimpse at the upcoming Assassin's Creed movie in this new international trailer for the video game adaptation, starring Michael Fassbender as Aguilar, directed by Justin Kurzel. The first trailer hit just a few months ago, showing just a small tease of some of the parkour-esque action. This newest trailer has a few more bits of action hidden within, including a shot of Fassbender firing a bow & arrow and a big fight on a rooftop. The full cast includes Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons, Brendan Gleeson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Callum Turner, as well as Ariane Labed as Maria. I actually think this looks quite cool, I'm looking forward to checking it out later this year.
"We don't know each other." Film Movement has debuted an official US trailer for the upcoming release of Maïwenn's My King, originally titled Mon roi, a French relationship drama starring Vincent Cassel & Emmanuelle Bercot. Bercot plays Tony, a woman who wakes up in a hospital after a serious ski accident and recounts her "turbulent relationship" with a man named Georgio. The full cast includes Louis Garrel, Isild Le Besco and Chrystèle Saint Louis Augustin. This is actually a solid trailer, using music to help enhance the emotions in each scene rather than dialogue. And the film seems like a very powerful look and romance and love and the troubles that come with passion. Worth a watch even if you're unsure about this.
"Secrets, sorrows, rancour…" The first official trailer has debuted online for the latest Xavier Dolan film, titled It's Only the End of the World, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year. The film is based on a play and takes place mostly inside one home. Gaspard Ulliel stars as a man who returns to his childhood home with plans to tell his family about his upcoming death, but his return reignites tensions between everyone again. The full cast includes Nathalie Baye, Vincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard and Léa Seydoux. I'm a huge fan of Xavier Dolan, but I admit this might be my least favorite film he's made. This new trailer provides a good sense of what to expect, including some of the tension between the family.
"Children always know so much more than we think…" Lionsgate has revealed an intriguing trailer for a psychological thriller called The 9th Life of Louis Drax, adapted from Liz Jensen's novel of the same name. The film tells the story of a boy who has survived eight near-death accidents throughout his strange life so far, and falls off of a cliff on his ninth birthday during a picnic with his parents, once again barely surviving. The cast features Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon, Aaron Paul, Oliver Platt, Molly Parker, Barbara Hershey, and Aiden Longworth as Louis Drax. There's some really weird stuff going on in this that makes it look like much more than just any old thriller, and it's worth taking a look at because it's so fascinating. What's up with this kid? I guess we'll have to see this (or read the book) to find out. Take a look.
"For better or worse, fate has brought us together." Universal has debuted a trailer for Bridget Jones's Baby, a sequel to the smash hit Bridget Jones's Diary from 2001. Now 15 years later, Renée Zellweger returns to continue the story of Bridget Jones, and it looks so bad. Please don't see this film. In addition to Zellweger, the cast includes Patrick Dempsey, Emma Thompson (who co-wrote the script), Colin Firth, Shirley Henderson, Jim Broadbent, Sarah Solemani. Hollywood has reached a point where the only movies they're making are sequels, remakes, reboots, anything that can connect with a pre-existing property, and this is an example of them scraping the bottom of the barrel. No really, stay away from this.
"Trust me, the night is not over." Lionsgate + Hulu have debuted a trailer for the indie comedy Joshy, which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Up-and-coming actor Thomas Middleditch (seen in Being Flynn, The Wolf of Wall Street, The Bronze, The Final Girls) stars in this film as a guy named Josh(y) and it takes place at his would-be bachelor party, after his wedding is cancelled, becoming his chance to reconnect with all of his old friends. The full cast includes Adam Pally, Alex Ross Perry, Nick Kroll, Jenny Slate, Lauren Graham, Aubrey Plaza, Joe & Kris Swanberg and Alison Brie. Looks like fun.
"We were overwhelmed by something, something we've never seen before…" Paramount has launched the third and final trailer for Justin Lin's Star Trek Beyond, which hits theaters in late July. The final trailer features plenty of action-packed sci-fi footage as well as the Rihanna song "Sledgehammer", which seems a bit unnecessary but they really need to sell this movie this summer so why not. The full cast includes all the returning Enterprise crew: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin. Newcomers this time are Joe Taslim, Sofia Boutella, and Idris Elba. The more we see, the better this looks, I'm actually kind of excited to see how this turns out. Who else is ready?
"You'll see now how happy we can be." Fox has posted the new full-length theatrical trailer online for Luke Scott's upcoming thriller Morgan, which was originally playing in front of Independence Day: Resurgence over the weekend. It's a sci-fi film about a "human" that is captured after an incident, though it has some very horrific aspects to it, too. Kate Mara stars and the description on IMDb reveals that she is called in to "determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being's life that was made in a laboratory environment." The full cast also includes Anya Taylor-Joy, Toby Jones, Rose Leslie, Boyd Holbrook, Michelle Yeoh, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Paul Giamatti. This first teaser didn't reveal that much, but this one sheds some light on what's going on and it looks pretty cool. I'm definitely intrigued and will be seeing this.
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.
"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.
"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.