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Official Trailer for Awful-Looking Action Horror Movie 'Demon Hunter'

Demon Hunter Trailer

"The battle for our souls has begun!" I don't know what this is and it doesn't look any good, but there's not many new trailers this week, so check it out. Wild Eye Releasing has debuted an official trailer for a low budget action horror film called Demon Hunter, formerly known as Taryn Barker: Demon Hunter. The story follows a detective whose daughter is abducted by a powerful man named Falstaff, a demonic force that has terrorized his town before. A young girl who is brought into the station is their only hope to help find and save his daughter. The full cast includes Niamh Hogan, Alan Talbot, Kevin O’Malley, Nic Furlong, Sarah Tapes Jenkinson, and Margarita Grillis. This apparently has touches of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" and Underworld, though it's hard to tell in this footage, but it really looks awful. Avoid it.

 Posted August 10 in Horror, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Official US Trailer for Psychosexual French Drama Film 'Thirst Street'

Thirst Street Trailer

"Who is the girl? Did you two have sex?" Samuel Goldwyn Films has debuted the official US trailer for a new indie film titled Thirst Street, a psychosexual drama that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this year. The film stars Lindsay Burdge (star of the indie film A Teacher) as a flight attendant still reeling over the suicide of her boyfriend, who hooks up with a bartender in Paris on one of her layovers. But she soon gets sucked into this lust and then falls even further into madness when his ex shows up and messes with everything. The film's full cast includes Damien Bonnard, Anjelica Huston, Esther Garrel, Lola Bessis, Alice de Lencquesaing, and Jacques Nolot. This looks very 70s in story and in color palette, which seems like an interesting if not cliched choice. It also seems totally twisted and insane, so watch out.

 Posted August 10 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: Robert Pattinson's Short 'Fear & Shame' About a NYC Hot Dog

Fear & Shame Short Film

"Where is the man with the hot dog?" There's an odd little short film going around this week, debuted by GQ.com as part of their cover story on Robert Pattinson. The short film is called Fear & Shame and is written & directed by & starring Robert Pattinson. It is essentially just a 2.5 minute short about Pattinson running around New York City trying to find a hot dog to eat. He rambles on about fame and shame and fear and more while desperately trying to avoid the paparazzi. This doesn't have too much going on in it, but it's all from his perspective with some wacky voice-over, so why not enjoy. Plus, who doesn't love NYC hot dogs?

 Posted August 9 in Short Film, To Watch | Comments

On a Road of Personal Discovery in First Trailer for 'In Search of Fellini'

In Search of Fellini Trailer

"This is your life - what do you want to do?" Ambi Media Group and Spotted Cow Entertainment debuted an official trailer for an indie coming-of-age film called In Search of Fellini, which is indeed about a young woman's search for Fellini. Ksenia Solo stars as a shy small-town Ohio girl who discovers Federico Fellini's "delightfully bizarre films" (see IMDb) and sets off on a journey across Italy to find him. Along the way, she discovers herself and romance and tasty Italian candy and much more. The cast includes Maria Bello, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Beth Riesgraf, Andrea Osvárt, and David O'Donnell. This looks quite adorable, and cute, very much a film-lovers adventure, though it does seem a bit cliche with its story. Enjoy.

 Posted August 9 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Official Trailer for 'The Challenge' Doc About Amateur Falconry in Qatar

The Challenge Documentary

"Luxuriously alluring." Kino Lorber has debuted an official trailer for a stunning documentary called The Challenge, which has been playing at film festivals all over the world picking up all kinds of prizes. The film examines the world of wealthy Qatari sheikhs with a passion for amateur falconry, who collect and train their prized pet falcons, flying them in private jets around the world, and taking them for rides in their fancy cars. If, like me, your first thought is wait I've never heard of this before and it sounds totally amazing and I want to learn more about this, then this doc is for you. There's some really stunning footage in this, and it looks like it's more of a visual essay than just a simple doc, which makes me even more intrigued to see this.

 Posted August 9 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Robert Redford & Jane Fonda in Teaser Trailer for 'Our Souls at Night'

Our Souls at Night Trailer

Hello again, you two. Netflix has released the first official trailer for Ritesh Batra's new film Our Souls at Night, a new romantic drama starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, who have appeared together four times in films, starting with Barefoot in the Park over fifty years ago. The story is about two people who are neighbors in a small town in Colorado, but had little contact. They finally connect and romance sparks, as they try to make the most of the rest of the time they have. In addition to Redford and Fonda, the film stars Bruce Dern, Matthias Schoenaerts, Judy Greer and Iain Armitage. This teaser trailer doesn't show much at all, but it is a nice teaser and is just enough for me to be interested. I'll be catching this at the Venice Film Festival where it will premiere soon, and I'm looking forward to some sweet, sweet romance.

 Posted August 9 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

First Trailer for Animated 'Animal Crackers' About Reviving a Circus

Animal Crackers Trailer

"They say a circus is a lot like a family, but every family needs that special something that holds it all together." Blue Dream Studios (not related to Blue Sky Studios) has released the first official trailer for an animated comedy called Animal Crackers, about a down-on-his-luck guy who tries to revive a circus. The catch - he finds a magical box of animal crackers that allows him to transform into any of the animals in his box. He thinks this might save the circus, until he discovers he has to go up against his long lost evil uncle - Horatio P. Huntington. The extensive voice cast in Animal Crackers includes John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Danny DeVito, Ian McKellen, Raven-Symoné, Sylvester Stallone, Patrick Warburton, Tara Strong, Lydia Rose Taylor, Wallace Shawn, Gilbert Gottfried, Harvey Fierstein, and Kevin Grevioux. This looks fun, even though it seems seriously derivative in many ways, but that's not surprising.

 Posted August 8 in Animation, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Rousing Second Trailer for 'Wonder' Starring Jacob Tremblay as Auggie

Wonder Movie Trailer

"I knew I'd never be an ordinary kid." Choose kindness! Lionsgate has debuted a second official trailer for the film Wonder, adapted from R.J. Palacio's book of the same name. Wonder stars acclaimed young actor Jacob Tremblay (seen in Room, Before I Wake, The Book of Henry), who plays Auggie, a kid with an awkward facial difference who decides to go to public school despite being made fun of by other students. He makes a few new friends who help him learn to be himself. The full cast includes Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson as Auggie's parents, and also featuring Daveed Diggs, Mandy Patinkin, Sonia Braga, Izabela Vidovic, Ali Liebert, and Bryce Gheisar. This looks so wonderful, I'm pretty sure it's going to be a huge hit this fall. I like that it is all about laughter and good friends - the most important things in life.

 Posted August 8 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Big-Game Hunting is Questioned in Trailer for 'Trophy' Documentary

Trophy Doc Trailer

"We have to keep this fight going!" The Orchard has debuted an official trailer for a documentary called Trophy, examining the world of big game trophy hunters and how it connects to wildlife conservation. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in competition earlier this year, and has played at other fests all over the world. The description for this says it will make you question "what is right, what is wrong and what is necessary in order to save the great species of the world from extinction." This seems like it would make a great double feature with the other wildlife doc The Ivory Game (about elephant poaching) from last year. I will admit I'm curious about seeing this, and I'm a bit sad I missed it at Sundance. Take a look below.

 Posted August 8 in Documentaries, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Official Trailer for Darren Aronofsky's 'Mother!' with Jennifer Lawrence

Darren Aronofsky's Mother! Trailer

"What do they want?" "God help you…" Paramount has debuted the official full-length trailer for Darren Aronofsky's new film titled Mother!, or actually correctly mother!, without any capitalization. This looks super creepy and mysterious and dark, which is not what I was expecting at all, but damn does it still look thrilling as hell. Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star as a couple whose relationship is "tested" when uninvited guests arrive at their secluded home. The full cast includes Ed Harris, Michelle Pfeiffer, Domhnall Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Stephen McHattie, Kristen Wiig, and Stefan Simchowitz. With a score by Jóhann Jóhannsson. This looks like it is reminiscent of Shutter Island and a few other psychological horror thrillers, all with Aronofsky's unique touches and incredibly powerful performances.

 Posted August 8 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Danny Pudi Stars in Trailer for Coming-of-Age Film 'The Tiger Hunter'

The Tiger Hunter

"I only wish to live up to my father's example…" An official US trailer has debuted for an indie coming-of-age comedy titled The Tiger Hunter, starring young actor Danny Pudi best known from "Community". Pudy plays Sami Malik, a young Indian boy who comes to America in the 1970s in order to impress his crush back home, as well as his father, a legendary tiger hunter. But of course he ends up working a low-end job and meets some wacky friends who he hopes will convince them of his success, even if it's not entirely true. The entire cast includes Rizwan Manji, Jon Heder, Karen David, Kevin Pollak, Sam Page, Anand Desai-Barochia, and Parvesh Cheena. This looks oddly charming and amusing in a quaint way. Enjoy.

 Posted August 7 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Second Trailer for 'Leatherface' Horror Prequel Cuts Out All the Blood

Leatherface Horror Trailer

"You know his legend, witness the creation." Lionsgate has revealed a second official trailer for the horror prequel Leatherface, telling the origin of the man who would become known as "Leatherface". This is a much more tame green band trailer without any blood, compared to the much more violent red band. This is the long-awaited official prequel to Tobe Hooper's original horror classic, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre from 1974. In this film, Jessica Madsen plays one of four inmates from a mental hospital - the other three played by Sam Coleman, Sam Strike, and James Bloor. They kidnap a nurse, Vanessa Grasse, and take her on a "road trip from hell." The full cast also includes Stephen Dorff, Lili Taylor, and Julian Kostov. I'm still not sure about this movie, especially with this bloodless trailer, but give it a look anyway.

 Posted August 7 in Horror, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

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