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Elisabeth Moss in First Trailer for HBO's New Short Film 'Tokyo Project'

Tokyo Project Trailer

"You ever spend the night with a stranger?" HBO has unveiled a trailer for a short film they're debuting this October. Tokyo Project is a 30-minute short from director Richard Shepard (Dom Hemingway, The Hunting Party, The Matador), produced by Lena Dunham. Ebon Moss-Bachrach stars as Sebastian, a man on a business trip to Tokyo. He keeps running into a mysterious woman named Claire, as played by Elisabeth Moss. They eventually hook up, but also end up dealing with their own sordid pasts. Co-starring Shu Kakizawa. This obviously reminds me of Lost in Translation, but hopefully it's a bit different. I am always up for anything with Elisabeth Moss, because she is so talented, and this looks like it could be good.

 Posted September 18 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Must Watch Adorable Trailer for JR & Agnes Varda's Doc 'Faces, Places'

Faces, Places Documentary Trailer

"It's funny we didn't cross paths sooner." Cohen Media Group has unveiled an official trailer for Faces, Places, a wonderful documentary starring JR & Agnes Varda, who team up for a road trip around France to photograph and talk with locals in small towns about life and love. Also known as Visages, Villages in French, this film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to rave reviews. It totally won me over, it's one of the most uplifting, inspiring, lovely films this entire year and it made me so happy (here's my full review). Seriously, you'll leave with a huge smile on your face. The way they bring life to these towns just by talking with people and photographing them is heartwarming. I can't recommend this enough, and I really hope it finds a grand audience. The more people that go see this charming film, the better, it'll bring joy to so many.

 Posted September 15 in Documentaries, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Sophia Mitri Schloss Stars in Trailer for Coming-of-Age Film 'Lane 1974'

Lane 1974 Trailer

"You have to understand, sometimes things in life don't happen the way you want them to…" The Orchard has premiered an official trailer for an indie coming-of-age film titled Lane 1974, set in 1974 telling the story of a young teenage girl raised in the communes and dusty back woods of Northern California. Sophia Mitri Schloss stars as Lane, with a cast including Katherine Moennig, Jasmin Savoy Brown, Sara Coates, Linas Phillips, Annette Toutonghi, Sarah-Eve Gazitt, and Erik Braa. This almost seems like the all-woman version of Captain Fantastic, about a mother who is raising her family in the woods, free from the typical capitalistic amenities of modern society. It also reminds me a bit of The Glass Castle, about a woman raised by weird parents. I'm still intrigued by this, just not sure if it will have much else to offer.

 Posted September 15 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Trailer for Documentary 'Gilbert' Profiling Comedian Gilbert Gottfried

Gilbert Gottfried Doc Trailer

"He doesn't really filter himself, and I think that's why people are drawn to him." Submarine has debuted an official trailer for a documentary titled Gilbert, telling the story of the legendary "comedian's comedian" Gilbert Gottfried. Most will recognize Gottfried's voice first and foremost, along with his famous roles in big films like Aladdin and Beverly Hills Cop II, but he's so much more than just a funny voice. This new documentary takes a peek "behind the larger-than-life persona at a more personal story about growing up in Brooklyn and becoming a husband and father late in life." Surprisingly it also "strips the comedic character away to reveal the man behind it." There's some great footage in this trailer, and tons of other comedians talking about him, which is wonderful to see. I'm looking forward to watching this doc at some point soon.

 Posted September 15 in Documentaries, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Second Trailer for Kosinski's Wildfire Firefighters Film 'Only the Brave'

Only the Brave Trailer

"When this thing sweeps over you, it's going to feel like the end of the world." Sony has debuted a second trailer for the film Only the Brave, telling the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighters. Directed by Tron Legacy's Joe Kosinski, Only the Brave is about an elite crew of firemen from Prescott, Arizona who battled a wildfire in Yarnell, AZ in June of 2013 that claimed the lives of 19 of their members. The huge cast includes Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, Geoff Stults, Andie MacDowell, Ben Hardy, Taylor Kitsch, and Jennifer Connelly. This was titled Granite Mountain Hotshots before being changed to Only the Brave. With so many more dangerous wildfires ablaze right now, I'm not sure if this is good timing or bad timing, but it does seem like this has a positive message.

 Posted September 15 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Deck the Halls with a Red Band Trailer for Horror 'Better Watch Out'

Better Watch Out Trailer

"Don't worry, I'll protect you." Well Go USA has released an official red band trailer for Chris Peckover's Better Watch Out, a holiday horror movie about a scary home invasion one snowy night. Ever since Mike Dougherty's Krampus a few years ago, I've been hoping we might see some other holiday horror movies that aren't too cheesy. This one looks fun and very freaky, with hopefully some good twists involving the two kids fighting back. It seems to start out pretty conventional, but then gets gnarly in the second half of this trailer, definitely earning that "Home Alone meets The Strangers" quote. The cast includes Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Ed Oxenbould, Patrick Warburton, Virginia Madsen, and Dacre Montgomery. Have fun.

 Posted September 15 in Horror, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Official Trailer for Netflix's 'Kingdom of Us' Documentary About Grief

Kingdom of Us Doc Trailer

"We've all got such different memories…" Netflix has debuted a trailer for a documentary titled Kingdom of Us, from director Lucy Cohen, an emotional look at how a family deals with grief and memories of a traumatic event. This is premiering at the London Film Festival next month before it's available on Netflix. Filmed over two years, the documentary tells the story of a British family – a mother and her seven children, six young women and a young man, whose father killed himself. It focuses more on how they've found strength through grief and relied on memories to get through the hard times. This documentary reminds me of the heartbreaking Dear Zachary in the way it features so much raw footage of the family. It seems like this is going to be a tough watch, but it's also inspiring to see this tragedy examined so lovingly. Have a look.

 Posted September 15 in Documentaries, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Trailer for Ridley Scott's 70's Crime Film 'All the Money in the World'

All the Money in the World Trailer

"We look like you, but we're not like you. It's like we're from another planet." Sony Pictures has debuted the first official trailer for Ridley Scott's All the Money in the World, a crime thriller set in the 1970s about a massive kidnapping plot arranged by a left-wing paramilitary organization in Italy. With this now scheduled to open in December, it means (believe it or not!) we're getting two new Ridley Scott movies this year, the other being Alien: Covenant. All the Money in the World stars Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey, Michelle Williams, Timothy Hutton, Charlie Plummer, Andrew Buchan, Olivia Grant, Teresa Mahoney, Romain Duris, and Charlie Shotwell. Ridley Scott always pulls together some of the best casts. This looks so damn good, a nice change from his recent sci-fi, and I dig the setting in Italy in the 70s.

 Posted September 14 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

First Trailer for Spy Thriller 'Red Sparrow' Starring Jennifer Lawrence

Red Sparrow Trailer

"I heard about a program… Young officers, trained to seduce and manipulate." Perfect timing with this trailer, considering Mother! opens in theaters this weekend. 20th Century Fox has unveiled the first official trailer for spy thriller Red Sparrow, starring Jennifer Lawrence as the mysterious double agent spy named Dominika Egorova. This is the latest film from director Francis Lawrence, who last directed the final three Hunger Games films also starring Jennifer Lawrence. This time they're telling a much different story, with some sleek cinematography. In addition to Lawrence, the cast includes Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons. This first trailer doesn't show too much, but it is a very nice tease that will definitely get your attention. I'm certainly interested to see what this is all about. Even though we always have plenty of spy movies every year, this one looks good.

 Posted September 14 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

New Red Band Trailer for del Toro's Love Story 'The Shape of Water'

The Shape of Water Trailer

"This is the most sensitive asset to ever be housed in this facility." Fox Searchlight has revealed a brand new red band trailer for Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, which won the Golden Lion top prize at the Venice Film Festival. This fairy tale romance set in the 1960s at a secret government laboratory stars Sally Hawkins as a lonely, mute woman who discovers a classified "experiment" and falls in love with him. Doug Jones co-stars as the fish creature. The excellent ensemble cast also includes Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Lauren Lee Smith, and John Kapelos. This film was my favorite of the Venice Film Festival, and has been getting rave reviews from critics all over the world. You definitely don't want to miss it when it hits theaters soon, it's one of the best films this year.

 Posted September 14 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Trailer for Array's Documentary 'Teach Us All' on Educational Equality

Teach Us All Trailer

"It was never intended that we would be treated as equals…" Array + Netflix have debuted an official trailer for a new film titled Teach Us All, a documentary that is also a social justice campaign for educational inequality. The film "examines the U.S. education system from the historic Little Rock Crisis to present day disparities in access that are culminating into a re-segregation of schools across the nation." This seems like a very powerful, very important documentary for our times that goes hand-in-hand with Ava DuVernay's 13th as an examination of racism and oppression that still exists in America. It's also another documentary this year about education and schools, along with School Life and Night School. This is being released by DuVernay's distribution company Array, which means it's a great film that you definitely don't want to miss.

 Posted September 13 in Documentaries, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Full Trailer for 'Our Souls at Night' with Robert Redford & Jane Fonda

Our Souls at Night Trailer

"I think I could sleep again if there was somebody next to me, you know, someone nice." Netflix has just debuted a new full-length trailer for Ritesh Batra's film Our Souls at Night, a romantic drama starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, who have appeared together four times in films, starting with Barefoot in the Park over fifty years ago. The story is about two older people who are neighbors in a small town in Colorado, but had little contact. They finally connect and romance sparks, as they try to make the most of the rest of their time. In addition to Redford and Fonda, this stars Bruce Dern, Matthias Schoenaerts, Judy Greer and Iain Armitage. This film is as sweet as grandma's apple pie, and very charming, but is very lightweight and doesn't offer much below the surface. At least it's adorable to see them together again.

 Posted September 13 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

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