"Everybody's looking for that boy." Roadside Attractions has unveiled a new trailer for Yann Demange's thriller '71, starring Jack O'Connell as a soldier lost in the streets of Belfast in 1971. If you don't know that name yet, you better get used to it - Jack O'Connell is quickly on the rise, and he deserves it because he's incredibly talented. O'Connell stars in Angelina Jolie's Unbroken opening this month, as well as Starred Up which we featured recently. He's also outstanding in this film, '71, a very intense action-thriller that follows the 24 hours he's stuck in Belfast during the The Troubles. They've been slow-playing this film so that it can build off the buzz of Unbroken and Starred Up before release, but it's actually worth seeing. Fire this up.
"The Marigold Hotel is full up, so we have to expand." Since The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was such a success (both as a fictional business and a movie), it's time for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The sequel brings back plenty of familiar faces from the first film and adds some new cast members like Richard Gere into the mix. Dev Patel and Maggie Smith are still running the show, and now they have to expand to create a new hotel for all the demand for their rooms. For anyone who enjoyed the first charmer, the new UK trailer shows more of the same, the kind of film to watch with your grandparents.
"Where there is kindness, there is goodness, and where there is goodness, there is magic." We've already seen pretty much the entire retelling of Cinderella in the most recent full trailer for the new live-action adaptation from Disney and director Kenneth Branagh, but a new international trailer mixes things up with a whole new edit. Unfortunately, this trailer also shows off the greatest hits of the fairytale everybody knows, so it doesn't leave much to the imagination. However, I will say that the sets and costumes are positively gorgeous, and there's likely some technical Oscar love coming for this film eventually. Watch it!
If you didn't get enough of Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis on "That 70s Show," or knowing that they're married just isn't doing the trick, maybe seeing them in the same movie will tickle your fancy. That's where the trailer for MoonQuake Lake comes into play. The fantasy romance features Kunis and Kutcher as two lovers whose relationship is made all the more complicated by the fact that one of them has to return to the moon every night and cries sparkling, silver tears. Yeah, we're not sure what any of that means either, but this is bound to get those who ranted and raved about The Twilight Saga fired up all over again. Watch it!
"See the palm trees? They tell you anything is possible." Wow. It's time to get our very first look at the new Terrence Malick film, two years after he delivered To the Wonder. Malick's Knight of Cups is his latest film about celebrities and excess starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman. This first trailer from FilmNation comes after the announcement that the film will premiere at Berlinale next year. The footage is everything you'd expect from Malick and pretty much a critic's wet dream, showing the excess of Hollywood, and all the craziness that comes with it - from love to parties to drugs and much more. This looks much better than To the Wonder, but I'm still not sure about it. "You gave me peace, joy, love..."
While I wouldn't say anyone is eagerly awaiting The Loft, the film has been sitting around for a couple years, waiting for release on the big screen. The thriller is finally heading to theaters next month, and one more trailer for the film starring Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet and Matthias Schoenaerts has arrived. The five actors play a group of friends who have a secret loft for secret sexy times with various women, but their friendship suddenly gets much darker as the body of a dead women is discovered there, and they're all more than willing to turn on the other to avoid the consequences.
"One way or another, this is my last night in Vegas." After an international trailer gave us our first look at Simon West's latest action thriller Wild Card starring his Expendables 2 star Jason Statham, the first domestic trailer has arrived, and there's a lot going on. Statham is lethal professionally, and after helping a friend who is beat (and seemingly raped) by a thug, he helps her get revenge. But the thug's father (Milo Ventimiglia) decides he wants to retaliate. Meanwhile, Statham keeps playing blackjack to get out of some bad luck, but he keeps finding it in other ways elsewhere. It's pretty standard Statham fare. Watch below!
"The moment you connect, you lose control." The latest film from Michael Mann, a cyber thriller called Blackhat, is getting released in the dumping ground of early January. However, we're starting to think perhaps that's only because it's not a big blockbusters, and it's not an awards contender, but that doesn't mean it's bad. This actually looks like a solid thriller from the director of Heat in this second trailer, but my only concern is that the fears inspired by real-life technological threats are much scarier and thrilling in theory (as they would be in real-life) than they are realized on the big screen with Chris Hemsworth.
"This is the only chance to rescue what little civilization we have left." After a nightmare teased The Divergent Series sequel Insurgent, the full theatrical trailer for the next chapter in the sci-fi tale has arrived. Shailene Woodley and the other rebels are still being chased, but this time it's because the leader of the Erudite (Kate Winslet) is on the hunt for a powerful Divergent to use a powerful device she's obtained. The stakes are higher, and it looks like the budget is too, since this looks bigger and better than the first. We also get a first look at Naomi Watts as a new ally, and Shailene Woodley fighting herself. Watch below!
If you thought we'd seen the last of mannequin actor Taylor Lautner, think again. The star of The Twilight Saga is back, and he's still trying really hard to be a real boy with his latest role in the action thriller Traces. This time, Lautner uses his physical prowess to partake in parkour, making him a reliable bike messenger in New York City. After meeting a young woman named Nikki (Marie Avgeropoulos), learns that he can make some serious cash if he uses his developing parkour skills to help a group of street criminals pull off some heists. It looks about as generic as you'd expect, and sadly, not even the action looks all that fun. It would be better if this were about Brodie Bruce and a team of fellow comic book inkers battling injustice.
Pretty much every month, HBO has a great new documentary premiering, and one of them has already played at the New York Film Festival. Tales of the Grim Sleeper dives into the life and crimes of Lonnie Franklin Jr., a man arrested as the suspected murderer of a string of young black women. But what's really scary is that police seemed to ignore this ongoing murder case despite claiming a victory after 20 years of investigations. Director Nick Broomfield exposes the past of Franklin, from the friends who knew the killer, to those who lost someone to his vicious crimes, but he also exposes something else very horrifying.
All right, well, the trailer we posted over a month ago for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was supposed to be the final trailer, but now we promise this is actually the last trailer for the final installment of Peter Jackson's fantasy trilogy. Much like the fanmade trailer for the entire journey Bilbo Baggins has taken, this one goes through some highlights of An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug, leading to this climactic battle that will link The Hobbit to Lord of the Rings (though there's still some 50 years in between). Are you ready to go back to Middle-Earth #OneLastTime?
"No one under 100 will be admitted!" Dang this looks crazy. Drafthouse Films has debuted their official US trailer for Hitoshi Matsumoto's R100, a funky, wacky Japanese thriller about a man (Nao Ohmori of Ichi the Killer) who joins an S&M club and gets into some crazy shit when dominatrices appear and kick his ass anytime of the day. The title R100 is a riff on the Japanese movie rating system, whose equivalent to NC-17 is R18, and this is playing on the idea that it's not okay for anyone under 100. Ha. The new poster is a bit too much, aiming to sell it purely on the sex/S&M angle, but the trailer hints at the absurdity of the film in so many other ways. This definitely isn't for everyone, but it's not just for S&M fans either, I think. Have fun.
"It's the ones who aren't after you who do you in, in the end." It's been about a year and a half since we got a first look at Sean Penn in Pierre Morel's action thriller The Gunman, and for some reason the film has taken a long time to hit the big screen. But it's finally arriving next spring, and the first trailer has arrived, showcasing an impressive cast that also includes Javier Bardem, Idris Elba and more. In the film, Penn plays a Special Forces soldier who ends up getting targeted by his own colleagues. Basically, it's Sean Penn's turn to be an aging bad ass, and it seems to pack the same punch as the first Taken movie too.