"It's all under control...!" Amidst the controversy and chaos of an early pirated leak, Lionsgate has debuted one last trailer for Patrick Hughes' The Expendables 3, the action movie extravaganza that has a PG-13 rating to top off all your questions and confusion. In addition to Stallone, pretty much all your favorite action stars are in this even if just for a minute, from Jason Statham to Jet Li to Antonio Banderas to Wesley Snipes to Dolph Lundgren to Harrison Ford and Arnold. But is it worth seeing? That's up to you. I've pretty much had enough across all three trailers so far, now I'm just wondering when we'll get the R-rated cuts of these movies. Or is that asking for too much? Anyway - enjoy this 66-second trailer below.
"All games must end." I suppose that's true. A trailer has debuted for an Edgar Allan Poe-inspired film called Stonehearst Asylum, originally known as Eliza Graves, referring to a character played by Kate Beckinsale. The film is being readied for release this October and to show you what it's all about they've debuted this trailer, which delves deep into a psychological mystery set at the creepy Stonehearst Asylum. The cast includes Michael Caine, Jim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Flemyng and Sinéad Cusack. Despite some solid names, this looks a bit too much like Shutter Island, even though I like the Poe connection. I can't really tell if it will be any good. Check it out yourself.
"We want to compete, and we want to show you that this is real." There's a doc about every obscure sport, so why not one about quidditch? Yep, that game from Harry Potter, the one where you fly around on brooms and toss balls through hoops. Except here in the
human muggle world, it's played on the ground by die-hard nerds (one of them is a huge Tron Legacy fan) who love to compete in sports. The doc is called, appropriately, Mudbloods is focuses on the resilient underdogs of the UCLA Quidditch team as they make their way to the Fifth Annual Quidditch World Cup in NYC. This looks fun but potentially a little too wacky.
As we dive deeper into the fall awards season in 2014, more prestige films are suddenly being unveiled. This isn't a new trailer, but it is a trailer for a film that might end up with tons of acclaim by the end of this year. The next film from The Reader director Stephen Daldry is an adaptation titled Trash, about three young orphaned boys (played by newcomers Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis & Gabriel Weinstein) in Brazil who make a discovery in a garbage dump and find themselves running from the cops in a corrupt society. Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, and Elysium's Wagner Moura also co-star in a film that looks like yet another intense drama on the crime-ridden streets of Brazil - a bit like City of God with a fresh twist. I'm in.
Be careful what you wish for! Finally! Disney has debuted the first teaser trailer for Rob Marshall's new musical Into the Woods, based on the Broadway show of the same name about all of the various Disney fairytales being twisted into on big, dark musical story. Meryl Streep stars as "The Witch", but this teaser is all about introducing the rest of the cast: Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, and Johnny Depp, who they tease but don't really show. They're building this up to be quite the spectacle come Christmas-time, but for now we get a quick tease (without any singing featured as of yet) of the world and characters we'll be spending time with. How does it look?
"That's what I'm talking about - you're Birdman!" Fox Searchlight has unveiled an extended (nearly 3 minutes long!) new trailer for Alejandro González Iñárritu's Birdman, which will be getting a centerpiece unveiling at the Venice, Telluride and New York Film Festivals. Michael Keaton stars as washed up actor Riggan Thomson, who once played the character Birdman, struggling to figure out meaning to his life when he decides to put on one last show. Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Amy Ryan and Zach Galifianakis all co-star with Keaton. This trailer is more straightforward than the last one, telling more of Birdman's actual story, but I still love all the music, I love the humor, I really can't wait to see this.
"Those guys must work out." They have returned. Nickelodeon has unveiled the first official trailer for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, the sequel to the hit SpongeBob SquarePants movie from 10 years ago. This first trailer introduces us to the story, the pirate villain, and the concept behind why they end up in real life as 3D CG animated characters. The cast is all back including Tom Kenny as SpongeBob (and Gary the Snail), Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick, Rodger Bumpass as Squidward, plus yes, Antonio Banderas as Alameda Jack, and Clancy Brown as Mr. Krabs. I will say this actually seems like a lot of good fun, enjoy.
"Rage, rage, rage against the dying of the light." Paramount has unveiled the astonishing third trailer for Christopher Nolan's ambitious science fiction journey Interstellar, starring Matthew McConaughey. This trailer does show quite a bit, so if you want to stay completely fresh it's better to just enjoy the images for now. Everything about this looks spectacular, from the emotional journey to the visuals and progress through the wormhole. The Oscar caliber cast includes Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Casey Affleck, Mackenzie Foy, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley and John Lithgow. If you're prepared for the experience ahead, then fire up this trailer right away. This is my most anticipated this year.
"I'm sick to death of poor people!" Say what? The first trailer has debuted for a film called The Riot Club, adapted from a played by Laura Wade called "Posh" about a fictional "club" called the Riot Club at Oxford University in England, based on the Bullingdon Club. The "filthy rich, spoilt rotten" story involves a bunch of undergrads getting wild in the Riot Club and doing some deadly dangerous things. The cast includes Max Irons, Sam Claflin, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay, Holliday Grainger, Olly Alexander, Tom Hollander and Sam Reid. This looks wild, debaucherous, potentially amusing, but mostly sad and crazy. I think I already prefer Scherfig's other two films, but I'll check this out when it comes by. Have fun.
"Their greatest adventure... has just begun!" Really? 20th Century Fox has debuted the first full-length teaser trailer for Shawn Levy's Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, the third movie in the adventure-comedy franchise Night at the Museum, which started at the Museum of Natural History some eight years ago. Ben Stiller returns along with the eclectic cast of actors being goofy and playing historical figures, including Robin Williams as Teddy Roosevelt, Owen Wilson as Jedediah, Rami Malek as Ahkmenrah, Mizuo Peck as Sacajawea, Dan Stevens as Sir Lancelot, plus Ben Kingsley, Rebel Wilson and Ricky Gervais. I'm not really sure this looks any good anymore, but if you're still interested fire it up.
If you're more than a casual video game fan, then you might already know about the infamous attempt at an Atari game that was E.T., based on Steven Spielberg's modern classic sci-fi film of the same name. The game is regarded as one of the worst ever made, and one of the biggest blunders ever by any tech company in history, one that almost sank the entire video game industry back in the 80s. If this sounds familiar, that's because the film just made the news recently after being behind the dig into a New Mexico landfill where millions of unsold copies of E.T. were buried. Now the documentary Atari: Game Over from director Zak Penn dives into the story of Atari and this failed game and the first trailer has arrived. Watch!
Just recently we got our first look at Jason Bateman reuniting with Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis in Horrible Bosses 2, but before that film arrives in the fall, the "Arrested Development" star will be chasing after Olivia Wilde, much to the chagrin of his best friend Billy Crudup, in The Longest Week. As Conrad Valmont (Bateman) is cut off from his family's fortune, he is forced to move in with his old friend Dylan (Crudup), only to use his charm's in an attempt to steal his girlfriend (Wilde). It looks pretty bland, and the story feels more than a little weak, trying to make an interesting story out of rich white people problems, but maybe the cast can make this a little more appealing than it seems in the trailer? Watch!
There's already been two thrillers focusing on the arrival of doppelganger's in the lives of characters in both The Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal and The Double starring Jesse Eisenberg. Now one more will enter the mix late this summer, and it gives "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) a chance to show her acting chops outside the hit HBO series. Judging by the trailer for Another Me, this looks much more supernatural as the story follows a teenager named Fay who has her world thrown into chaos when she’s stalked by a mysterious doppelganger who wants nothing more than to take over her whole life. Watch it!
"No one has ever survived a night in the maze." Fox has unveiled another new trailer for Wes Ball's The Maze Runner, an adaptation of the young adult book by James Dashner about a group of kids trapped in an elaborate, futuristic maze. While this reeks of a wannabe Hunger Games series, it actually has a lot of its own unique offerings. I'm admittedly looking forward to this movie mostly because I have high hopes that director Wes Ball (of the short Ruin) is the next the big thing and this is going to be his kick ass feature debut showing us what he can really do. While this trailer is a bit generic, the movie looks engaging. Dylan O'Brien stars as Thomas, along with Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter and Thomas Brodie-Sangster.