Following last week's cool art show in New York and an awesome featurette looking at the construction of the massive set, we have one more trailer for Darren Aronofsky's apocalyptic epic Noah. In what might be an effort to get a younger audience interested in the film, co-star Emma Watson introduces the trailer, complete with some endearing flubs. Since this was meant to be posted on Watson's Twitter and Facebook pages, there's more of the Harry Potter actress in the trailer, but the star is still Russell Crowe. Also, this one has a frustrating disclaimer as part of the religious pandering we've heard about previously. Watch it!
"Did you just throw my cat out the window?" After breaking limited release box office records with a debut on just four screens this past weekend, The Grand Budapest Hotel is already a success for director Wes Anderson. But the film is still poised to expand to more screens in the coming weeks, so Fox Searchlight has decided to release one more last minute trailer, but this time with some red band edge. It's pretty tame, with only a few f-bombs and a distant shot of one of Ralph Fiennes geriatric lovers (maybe Tilda Swinton) performing fellatio, but it makes me more anxious to see the flick. Watch the red band trailer!
After an unofficial trailer arrived last fall, the first official trailer for the homicide drama The Devil's Knot has arrived. Though this seems like the kind of film that would be saved for an awards season run, the drama from Chloe director Atom Egoyan arrives this summer, boasting an impressive cast that includes Colin Firth, Reese Witherspoon, Amy Ryan, Dane De Haan and more. The film focuses on the well-known West Memphis murder trial and conviction of three teens who were wrongly accused and imprisoned for the death of three children in what was believed to be a satanic ritual. It's definitely reminsicent of Mystic River in parts but it's just set in the South instead of the city. Watch the trailer now!
While many fans are waiting for Mark Ruffalo to return as The Hulk, the actor has some great lower key projects waiting in the wings. Ruffalo stars with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in Foxcatcher, turns in an amazing leading performance in Infinitely Polar Bear from Sundance earlier this year, and now he seems prime for an Emmy nomination in the new HBO film The Normal Heart, directed by "Glee" creator Ryan Murphy. Based on the Tony Award winning play of the same name, the film takes place during the HIV-AIDS crisis in NYC in the early 1980s, and the first teaser trailer has just debuted online showing off the impressive cast that includes Julia Roberts, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons & Matt Bomer. Watch!
"1948 - I remember that year well... It was the year I met her... And it was the year a serial killer came to my town." Today's indie trailer is for a dark superhero or super powers action-thriller titled Sparks, from co-directors Todd Burrows & Christopher Folino. Up-and-coming actor Chase Williamson (John Dies at the End and "Video Game High School") plays Ian Sparks, a masked vigilante who "discovers the dark side to heroism." IMDb's synopsis leaves out the super-powered group Rochester 13, but they're in this trailer. The cast includes Ashley Bell, Clancy Brown, Jake Busey, William Katt, Marina Squerciati. I'm curious about it.
"When people ask why I'm doing it, my usual answer is: why not." The Weinstein Company has unveiled their full theatrical US trailer for the film Tracks, from director John Curran (The Painted Veil), starring Mia Wasikowska as explorer Robyn Davidson, who hiked her way solo across the Australian Outback. It's a wonderful, extraordinary, beautiful adventure about the incredible journey of one woman, and it's a compelling and inspiring film to boot. Adam Driver co-stars, but it's mostly all Wasikowska and her dogs and camels. The trailer features M83's "Outro" and is basically a recut of the first international trailer from last year, but I'm still happy to highlight this film. In my TIFF review I called it a "beautiful, beautiful film."
"Is that the really good stuff?" Sony Pictures Classics has debuted one more official trailer for the new Jim Jarmusch film, Only Lovers Left Alive, which premiered at Cannes last year and has been playing at festivals all over, including Sundance at this January. In the film, Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton star as a two blood-crossed vampires who have been in love for centuries. But it's not the conventional take on vampires, it's the Jarmusch very indie, minimal take with depressing German rock music and sunglasses. Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt and Anton Yelchin all co-star. The trailer pretty much speaks for itself - enjoy.
"I've seen some horrible things - but nothin' that can't be explained by human nature." "Then you haven't seen true evil." Screen Gems has debuted the first full trailer for Scott Derrickson's (of 2012's Sinister) new paranormal horror-thriller Deliver Us from Evil, starring Eric Bana as a New York police officer who joins forces with an unconventional priest, played by Edgar Ramirez, to combat possessions terrorizing their city. That sounds awesome, so how does it look? Good. It had my attention at the start, then suddenly gets quiet as it becomes all about building suspense. This mostly just a tease, but a good one to start with.
"That there is a dame to kill for." Some recent first look photos popped up showing off the return of Mickey Rourke and Jessica Alba in Sin City: A Dame To Kill For, not to mention a glimpse of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Now we get to see more of them and a much better look into the sequel, including the first looks at Ray Liotta, Eva Green, Powers Boothe, and Dennis Haysbert stepping in for Michael Clarke Duncan. As expected, the visuals are gorgeous, and this looks like the Sin City sequel we've all been waiting for from Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. It's short and sweet, but that's all we need now. Watch!
Can Tom Hardy make driving in a car for an hour and a half compelling? If the quotes in this first domestic trailer for the real-time thriller Locke are to be believed, then then answer is affirmative. While the trailer does seem a bit silly since it uses quick cuts to Hardy driving a car from different angles and in various states of distress, it does sounds like his character is dealing with a lot of pressure from several different angles. Taking the isolated setting and single-character style of Buried and adding an actor like Hardy into the mix is what truly makes this seem like a promising film, but we'll find out this spring. Watch!
After playing at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, the indie rock comedy Frank is poised to hit theaters sometime this year after Magnolia Pictures picked up the film starring Michael Fassbender. Since the film is already slated for a release in the United Kingdom on May 9th, that's where the first trailer for the film comes from, and it perfectly showcases the quirky, hilarity that makes this such an endearing comedy. But if you're hoping to see Fassbender's handsome face alongside Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Scott McNairy, you're in for a surprise, because he's got quite a special accessory. Watch!
Originally slated for release last year around awards season, The Weinstein Company decided to delay Grace of Monaco to a March release. However, the film was pulled from that release as well in favor of a premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival this summer. That might mean that The Weinstein Company is looking to give the film an awards season theatrical run this year instead, but we'll have to wait and see how the film does at its festival debut overseas. In the meantime, we have a new trailer from the United Kingdom to see how Nicole Kidman fares as Grace Kelly, getting involved with the monarchy in Monaco. Watch it!
After a breakthrough performance in the Best Picture nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild, young actress Quvenzhané Wallis is getting musical in this contemporary adaptation of the classic musical Annie. With a story that puts the adorable orphan in the care of Will Stacks, just in time to help his New York mayoral campaign, everything about this updated, urban on the material feels too phony, and so do Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz. Wallis is cute as Annie, and she's certainly grown up a bit since her indie debut, but this film doesn't look like anything special, and the singing sounds way too artificially poppy. Watch?
"The stress of everything is catching up to me..." Ohhh boy this looks really, really eerie. A teaser trailer has debuted online for Midnight SXSW film Honeymoon, from first-time filmmaker Leigh Janiak. The film stars Harry Treadaway and Rose Leslie as newlyweds Paul and Bea, who travel to a remote lake country for their honeymoon. It doesn't take long for the whole atmosphere to get a bit creepy, almost as if Lars von Trier suddenly took over. Janiak was impressed by Treadaway's performances in Fish Tank and Control, she tells Hitfix. The film will play at SXSW 2014 and Tribeca and likely other genre fests. Be prepared for chills.