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"You've died so many times. You will never die again." Well, this looks crazy cool. Sony Pictures Russia has debuted a trailer for a big-budget Russian adventure movie called The Duelist, directed by indie filmmaker Alexey Mizgirev. A few moviegoers might've seen the WWII action movie Stalingrad a few years back, as it was released in IMAX by Sony. This is Sony's latest Russian feature that they're be releasing to US audiences in IMAX even though no date has been set yet. The Duelist is about a vengeful duelist who never loses. The cast includes Pyotr Fyodorov (Stalingrad), Vladimir Mashkov (Ghost Protocol), Yuri Kolokolnikov (Game of Thrones), and Martin Wuttke (Inglorious Basterds). This seems dark and epic and very violent.
Step aide Christopher Nolan, it's Clint Eastwood who is stepping up and making a movie shot entirely with IMAX cameras. Following the success of American Sniper, Eastwood is now working on his next film Sully, about airplane pilot Captain Sully as played by Tom Hanks, and apparently he's shooting most of the film using IMAX cameras. Variety reports that IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond has confirmed that Eastwood loves the cameras and in fact it may be the first film that will be released fully IMAX after being made entirely with IMAX "technology". Eastwood's longtime cinematographer Tom Stern shot the film on ARRI ALEXA 65 & XT. Not many other details are known yet, but the film has already finished shooting. Read on.
"Hey pal - you bored already?" "I'm kinda half bored, half fascinated." French distributor Mars Films has released the first trailer for Woody Allen's new film Café Society, which is opening the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in just a few weeks. Allen goes back to telling a romantic period piece focusing on a young man who lands in Hollywood in the 1930s, during the "vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age". This looks like another fun inside look at the early days of Hollywood, with the kind of eccentric cast we've come to expect from Allen. Jesse Eisenberg stars with Kristen Stewart as his love interest, plus Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott & Paul Schneider. Enjoy.
"There should be McDonald's everywhere! Franchise the damn thing!" This looks like it might be pretty damn good. The Weinstein Company has debuted the first trailer for The Founder, from director John Lee Hancock, starring Michael Keaton as McDonald's founder Ray Kroc. The story is actually about how Kroc sort of "stole" the business right out from under the McDonald brothers, played by Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch, who originally came up with the idea for a fast food burger joint in the 1950s. The cast includes Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson and B.J. Novak. Keaton's performance doesn't seem better than his last few roles, but the film looks like it's definitely worth seeing when it opens.
"He's seen things. He knows things. What if he's not coming for us, what if it's something else?" Universal has debuted the first kick ass trailer for Paul Greengrass' Jason Bourne, bringing back Matt Damon, in addition to reuniting him with Greengrass - the original duo that made the first Bourne trilogy of movies. This trailer is seriously action-packed, showing some solid glimpses of the action we're going to see in this. Tommy Lee Jones also stars, along with Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles, Vincent Cassel, Riz Ahmed and Ato Essandoh. They actually drove a truck into a casino to film this, it's not CG, and all of the action looks awesome. I'm actually quite excited to see this. Good to have Damon back as Bourne. Fire it up below!
"I wish I could start from scratch, just get it right this time…" Yep, this is a "don't watch" - did anyone even see The Ridiculous 6? I don't anyone who did. This is the next Netflix collaboration with Adam Sandler and it looks just as forgettable. Netflix has debuted this trailer for their new comedy The Do-Over, starring Adam Sandler and his long-time friend David Spade. The cast includes Paula Patton, Kathryn Hahn, Sean Astin, Luis Guzmán and Nick Swardson. The concept is intriguing, but that's about it - two guys try to reinvent themselves and end up getting into more trouble than they were expecting. This looks awful.
"One wrong word, one slip and…" Broad Green Pictures has debuted the trailer for based-on-a-true-story thriller The Infiltrator, starring Bryan Cranston as DEA agent Bob Mazur, who went undercover in the 80s to infiltrate Pablo Escobar's drug trafficking ring. This also stars John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt and Amy Ryan. Mazur posed as a money-laundering businessman and he successfully worked his way into Escobar's drug empire for five years. This trailer explores much of the story and it looks like a fascinating inside look at how tricky it can be to safely infiltrate a drug empire. As always, Cranston is awesome to watch and this seems like it might be engaging - though the trailer ends quite abruptly. Enjoy.
"Who are these girls?!" 20th Century Fox has unleashed a vulgar new red band trailer for Jake Szymanski's Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, the summer comedy starring Zac Efron and Adam DeVine as Dave and Make, respectively, along with Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick as their dates. The setup isn't that exciting - two brothers need to find dates for their sister's Hawaiian wedding and end up bringing along the worst dates they could possibly find. This isn't my cup of tea by a long shot, I even find it frustrating to see Anna Kendrick stooping so low with her performance. She's so much better than this. But that's just me.
"Being a director is being a watcher. We have a lot of egos in the room, and you have to sort of watch how they interact with each other." Get a load of this! A24 has debuted a trailer for the documentary De Palma, from directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow profiling filmmaking Brian De Palma, who has made plenty of memorable movies between Mission Impossible, Carrie, Scarface and Blow Out. This new doc examines his entire career and the way he pushed back against the values of Hollywood at the time he was making films early in his career. It first premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year to mostly positive reviews, even though it seems they only have one long interview with De Palma in one location. For anyone who loves filmmakers or the art of making movies, this is a must see documentary. Get your first look below.
"I saw her! I saw her from the train." Universal has debuted a trailer for the upcoming adaptation The Girl on the Train, based on the popular mystery-thriller book of the same name. Emily Blunt stars as Rachel, a woman living her life after divorce, taking the train every day to and from work seemingly living a good life again. However, one day watching another family a few houses down from where her ex-husband lives, she notices something weird. The next day Rachel wakes up and hears that another woman went missing and she becomes invested in trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing. The ensemble cast includes Haley Bennett, Luke Evans, Rebecca Ferguson, Laura Prepon, Edgar Ramírez, Allison Janney, Justin Theroux and Lisa Kudrow. This isn't really my kind of film, but some of you may be intrigued by the mysterious story.
"So you seek revenge?" "I seek righteousness, but I'll take revenge." It's time to see if this remake is worthy of our attention. Sony has unveiled the first official trailer for the upcoming remake of The Magnificent Seven, directed by Antoine Fuqua. The new "seven" this time who come together to defend a town are: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier. The villain is played by Peter Sarsgaard. This definitely has a nice old west vibe to it, but other than that it's still hard to tell if will live up to the original(s) or not. I do like this trailer - they found the right music to use, and the big cast looks like they're having fun, it could honestly be much worse. I won't say I'm totally excited yet but I won't dismiss it either. Take a look below.
"Russell and I have a film coming out - we thought, we could address some of our 'issues', before we enter the PR phase." These will definitely make you laugh. Warner Bros has released three separate viral videos for The Nice Guys, the upcoming Shane Black-directed action comedy co-starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. At CinemaCon, Crowe complimented Gosling saying he channels Gene Wilder, and he laughed more on the set during filming than he has the rest of his entire career. The two play off of each other perfectly in the movie, so WB has decided to focus on this dynamic in these videos. Crowe & Gosling, as real-life actors, work out their "issues" in therapy sessions and the results are hilarious. Don't miss these.
Have you seen her? This looks like so much fun, I can't wait to see it! We've seen two trailers for Disney-Pixar's Finding Dory so far but they haven't revealed too much of the plot yet. Another new trailer for Finding Dory has debuted and it's from Japan - so all the voices have been dubbed in Japanese and it's kind of amazing to hear. There's something really fun about hearing the Japanese voices, even though I have no idea what they're saying. This trailer shows tons of new footage and reveals the plot - Dory gets captured and brought to an aquatic center, and Marlin + Nemo go looking for her there. Most of the footage shows her trying to get out, and them trying to get in, meeting new friends along the way including some sea lions.
Ready to meet another line-up of Magnificent Seven? Sony has released four new first look photos for the upcoming remake of The Magnificent Seven, directed by Antoine Fuqua. The new "seven" this time are: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier. The first shot below shows all of them lined up together, but the main two characters are Denzel and Pratt, who also have some photos together. I don't have a problem with the cast, I have a problem with remaking a remake and doing this story all over again. They already remade Kurosawa's Seven Samurai into the original Magnificent Seven and it's a damn fine film, no need to repeat that all over again, but that's Hollywood. Seven gun men come together to help a poor village fight thieves.