"This isn't about being pro-war, this is about being pro-money!" Warner Bros has unleashed the second trailer for a comedy called War Dogs (previously known as Arms and the Dudes), starring Jonah Hill and Miles Teller as two kids who become drug runners selling weapons to various governments (including the US military). The full cast includes Bradley Cooper, Ana de Armas and Barry Livingston. The first trailer for this promised a hilarious and ridiculous comedy, and this new trailer ups the ante with even more craziness. I like the way this trailer is put together, the opening is engaging, the snap cuts are effective, the footage is amusing, great music, I'm totally sold on this movie. I just hope it's as funny as it looks. Fire it up.
"We have to take down these perfect moms." STX Entertainment has debuted a new red band trailer for Jon Lucas & Scott Moore's comedy Bad Moms, about three rebellious moms who decided to fight back against the ever-so-perfect moms in their neighborhood. See the first trailer here. Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn stars as the "bad moms", facing off against Christina Applegate, Annie Mumolo, and Jada Pinkett Smith as the "perfect moms". The cast also includes Jay Hernandez, Clark Duke, Oona Laurence and Megan Ferguson. There's just something about this movie that annoys me, it's so absurdly over-the-top and crass I can't see anything about it that's entertaining. But maybe that's just me. Have at it.
"Something can always go wrong…" Janus Films has unveiled a trailer for the upcoming restored re-release of the Coen Brothers' first film, Blood Simple, which first hit theaters in 1985 - 31 years ago. The film is still regarded as one of the Coens' best and is a crime thriller about a bar owner who figures out his wife is having an affair and tries to hire a private investigator to kill her and her new lover, a bartender at his bar. The film stars Dan Hedaya, Frances McDormand, John Getz, M. Emmet Walsh and Samm-Art Williams. Along with the trailer, there's a flashy poster (seen below) to compliment the re-release. Those who haven't seen this classic crime film yet, this is a perfect opportunity to catch it on the big screen. Enjoy.
Of all the guys his daughter could have chosen… Why Him? 20th Century Fox has debuted a trailer for the new comedy Why Him?, about a father dealing with the totally insane boy that his charming daughter has chosen to marry. Bryan Cranston stars as the father, and James Franco stars as the boy - a tattoo-covered "internet billionaire", with Zoey Deutch as his daughter. The full cast includes Megan Mullally, Keegan-Michael Key, Griffin Gluck, Andrew Rannells, Casey Wilson and Zack Pearlman. I get what they're going for with this, but some of the scenes in this are excruciatingly bad. That said, the battles between Cranson and Franco might be amusing. Give the red band trailer a whirl and tell us what you think.
"That's just no way to live, she needs you…" Netflix has debuted the official trailer for an indie film called Tallulah, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Ellen Page stars as Tallulah, a struggling homeless woman who ends up with an impromptu babysitting job for a wealthy, careless mother and takes the baby for herself. This is a drama but has some good levity in it, as you'll see in this trailer. Tallulah is trying to do the right thing by actually giving the baby genuine love and care, which her real mother was not providing. Also starring Allison Janney, Tammy Blanchard, Zachary Quinto, John Benjamin Hickey and Uzo Aduba. It's a solid film, with a strong performance by Ellen Page. Take a look.
"The universe… billions of years in the making." Four decades in the making, it's time to finally experience Terrence Malick's new documentary Voyage of Time later this year. The first trailer has debuted online for the epic IMAX documentary which spans the entirety of time as we know it - from the big bang and the beginning of the universe to the dinosaur age to the age of humans. The description claims this initial release will only be 40 minutes, featuring Brad Pitt narration, when it hits IMAX theaters this October. Hopefully there's a longer version that will be released down the line, but for now this is an exciting look at what's to come. This trailer features footage of galaxies being created and cells being formed and animals taking shape, and it looks so mesmerizing. I can't wait to see this! Bring on Malick's journey through time.
"I want you to know, I did the best I could." Warner Bros has unveiled a trailer for Clint Eastwood's latest film, titled Sully, telling the "untold" true story of Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, played by Tom Hanks. Captain Sully is the pilot who successfully and safely glided a malfunctioning US Airways airplane into the Hudson River in 2009 in order to save the lives of everyone onboard. The film also stars Aaron Eckhart as Sully's co-pilot, Jeff Skiles, and Laura Linney as Sully's wife, Lorraine Sullenberger. This is an intriguing trailer, it cuts smoothly between the time after the landing and before, showing bits of Sully's life leading up to and directly after. I really like the way this trailer plays out, looking forward to seeing this.
"Well if that ain't Texan, then I don't know what is…" CBS Films has released another great trailer for the modern western Hell or High Water, directed by David Mackenzie, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this summer. I saw the film there and it's surprisingly fantastic, with an outstanding script by Taylor Sheridan (of Sicario previously) that drives strong performances from the entire cast. Chris Pine and Ben Foster star as brothers who decide to rob a couple of banks in small towns in Texas. Close to retirement, the Texas Ranger who decides to hunt them down is Marcus, played by Jeff Bridges. The cast includes Katy Mixon, Dale Dickey, Kevin Rankin, Marin Ireland and Gil Birmingham. I really dug this film, and I definitely recommend it, so if this trailer grabs your interest make sure to see it in theaters.
Fear what's inside. The Weinstein Company has debuted a trailer for the horror thriller Viral, produced by Jason Blum and directed by filmmakers Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman, who also made this year's film Nerve. Viral is about a young woman documenting her new life in quarantine after a virus kills off most people. She is also trying to protect her infected sister, which is what leads to all of the problems. The film stars Sofia Black-D'Elia, Analeigh Tipton, Travis Tope, and Michael Kelly. This almost seems like a weird mix between Species and Contagion, something like that, and it doesn't look so bad. Fire it up below.
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.
"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.