"It takes courage to take all the make-up off and really show who you are." Rialto has debuted an official US trailer for this year's documentary Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words, a story profiling the life of Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman. She won three Academy Awards and starred in numerous films that are recognized as iconic classics. This doc reminds me a bit of the fantastic Marlon Brando doc, also told in his own words, and it's an interesting inside look at the life of a very famous, very talented person. Even if you don't know Ingrid Bergman that well, this looks like a very captivating personal story about her. Take a look.
"All of you that have never been listened to before… you now have something that stands for you!" Netflix has debuted one final trailer for Cary Fukunaga's masterpiece Beasts of No Nation, a helluva film that is going to make a mark when it hits theaters this weekend. I love this film (read my review from the Telluride Film Festival), it's phenomenally well-made and features incredible performances, and a brutal but honest story that we don't often hear about. I recently interviewed Fukunaga and talked at length about the film (stay tuned for that) but in the meantime, this is a great trailer if you're still not convinced. And when you do see this, go to the theaters - it's worth it for the sound design alone. Abraham Attah & Idris Elba star.
"As it gets closer and more probable, being a star is really losing its meaning, but whatever it means - I'm ready." The first official trailer has debuted for the new documentary from Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil, West of Memphis) titled Janis: Little Girl Blue. The film received raves out of TIFF and is about the story of rock & roll singer Janis Joplin. This trailer only shows glimpses of the archival footage they've dug up of Joplin singing and laughing and being eccentric and fun. One review says, "Berg is able to craft a much deeper look into the woman behind the myth and the result is unexpected, to say the least." Give this a look.
"Who are We? The future." Universal has unveiled an outstanding first full-length trailer for the new Coen Brothers movie, written & directed by Joel & Ethan, hitting theaters early next February right in the thick of the awards season hoopla next year. Hail, Caesar! is an original comedy set in the 1950's following a Hollywood fixer who works to keep the stars' in line. George Clooney stars as Baird Whitlock, along with Josh Brolin, Ralph Fiennes, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand and Jonah Hill. Helluva cast. This looks absolutely fabulous, way more wild and amusing than I was expecting for the Coens, but maybe I shouldn't be so surprised after all. I'm so there. Take a look.
Get ready for lots of lace and blood! Screen Gems has unveiled the first UK trailer for Burr Steers' Pride & Prejudice & Zombies, the horror-tastic take on Jane Austen's beloved literally classic Burr Steers' Pride & Prejudice. Young actress Lily James stars Elizabeth Bennet, and she's joined by her sisters in a plot to rid 19th century England of all those pesky zombies. This certainly looks explosive, literally, and action-packed and full of zombies galore, I just hope it doesn't turn out too much like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. The ensemble includes Ellie Bamber, Bella Heathcote, Millie Brady, Suki Waterhouse, Sam Riley as Mr. Darcy, Matt Smith as Mr. Collins, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, plus Lena Headey. Have at it!
"What are you doing?" "Who are you?" "Who am I?!" Screen Media Films has debuted a trailer for Paul Bettany's directorial debut titled Shelter, co-starring Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie. The film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year, and received some rave reviews which are quoted in this rather beautiful trailer. Shelter explores how two homeless people in New York City met and fell in love, and it looks like a very intense and riveting story. The cast includes Amy Hargreaves, Scott Johnsen and Bruce Altman. This may actually be worth seeing, at least to get a look at Bettany's directing debut. Take a look!
"It's up to us to protect our home… Sometimes you gotta face your fear to get to the other side." A few days ago, we featured the new theatrical trailer for Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, and now we have another one with even more footage. This trailer is the Australian version and features lots of new footage in the first half, presenting the entire story with the correct narrative in the film - starting with his family, then his adventure after the storm, meeting Spot, and eventually the T-Rexes. It's essentially a story about a boy and his dog, except the "dog" in this case is the human, and Arlo the apatosaurus is the "boy". It looks fantastic.
Anyone who needs to brush up on their Edgar Allen Poe should take a look at this film when it hits theaters. Extraordinary Tales is an animated anthology horror film telling five Edgar Allen Poe stories each by a different animator and with a different narrator. I wasn't expecting that all of the animation would look this good, but it does look good, and it's interesting to see all the unique styles used in the different stories. The outstanding set of narrators includes Sir Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Julian Sands, Roger Corman and Guillermo del Toro. I'm curious to check this out, it looks like it might be fun to watch around Halloween.
Nothing can prepare you for the end! It's almost here. The very final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. It is, essentially, the very very very last trailer in The Hunger Games series that we'll ever see. Then again, it's likely Lionsgate will not be able to give up the money this franchise pulls in and will somehow figure out how to continue a story in Panem. But, for now, this is the very last trailer for Katniss' adventure into Panem and her battle with President Snow. Jennifer Lawrence stars again, along with Liam Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dormer, Donald Sutherland, Elizabeth Banks, Gwendoline Christie, Jena Malone, and many others. Get ready for the final battle.
"Am I accused of a crime?" Entertainment One in the UK has debuted a brand new international trailer for Jay Roach's Trumbo, the story of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, played by Bryan Cranston. In the 1940s, Trumbo and many of his friends are accused of being communists, and this film tells the story of how they defeated congress and the pure evil House UnAmerican Activities Committee. I recently had the chance to see Trumbo and it's an excellent film, playing strong on comedy with outstanding performances. The cast includes Diane Lane, Helen Mirren, Alan Tudyk, John Goodman, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning and many others. This trailer is much more serious than expected, but I still highly recommend watching. Enjoy!
"That creature protected you - what is his name?!" Disney-Pixar have debuted the second full-length trailer for The Good Dinosaur, directed by Pete Sohn, about the adventures of Arlo, an Apatosaurus who gets lost and befriend a small human boy that he names Spot. Arlo is voiced by Raymond Ochoa, and the rest of the voice cast includes Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn, A.J. Buckley, Anna Paquin and Sam Elliott. There's plenty of new footage in this, showing Arlo interacting with different dinosaurs including the goofy triceratops named Forrest Woodbush. This looks like a truly wonderful movie, I really can't wait to see it.
This time, it's really, really personal. In a few weeks it'll be the actual date that Marty McFly reached when he traveled far into the future in Back to the Future II. This one is fact-checked (unlike the bogus social media meme) and the official date of arrival is October 21st, 2015. Everyone is scrambling to actual make the items featured in that future, including the hoverboard. Pepsi has just announced they're making and actually selling "Pepsi Perfect", which was seen in the movie. And to join in on the fun, Universal made a trailer for Max Spielberg's Jaws 19, one of the many sequels playing in the future. Both companies made short joke trailers, with a bookend reminder of the new Blu-ray release also hitting on October 21st. Enjoy!
"Your job: out monster the monster, and get home at the end of the night." Open Road Films has debuted a trailer for Triple 9, a crime action-thriller involving a highly coordinated heist that goes wrong. Not to be confused with Kathryn Bigelow's Triple Frontier, this is the latest work from John Hillcoat who last brought us Lawless and he looks to be channeling his inner Michael Mann. The huge and impressive ensemble cast includes Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson, Kate Winslet, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie, Gal Gadot, Teresa Palmer and Clifton Collins, Jr. This is quite a brutal, action-packed trailer, and I love the music choices, totally sold me on this film. Fire it up below and enjoy.
"You want to question my morals? Do it later." RLJ Entertainment has debuted the first official trailer for Bone Tomahawk, the "epic horror western" starring Kurt Russell that just premiered at Fantastic Fest this week. The film is about four men, played by Russell along with Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox and Richard Jenkins, who set out into the Wild West to rescue a woman being held captive by cannibalistic cave dwelling troglodytes. Jeremy just reviewed it, calling it a "whopping epic with plenty of brutal genre elements to keep horror fans happy". I wasn't really into this trailer until that final shot - damn! Have at it.