First US Trailer for Egyptian Crime Thriller 'The Nile Hilton Incident'

The Nile Hilton Incident Trailer

"Sir, I saw what happened at the Hilton." Strand Releasing has debuted the first official trailer for Tarik Saleh's The Nile Hilton Incident, an intense political thriller set against the back drop of the Egyptian Revolution. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and the film won the top Grand Jury Prize in the World Cinema Dramatic competition during the festival. The story is about a police office investigating the murder of a woman at the Hilton hotel, who discovers there's much more going on than it seems. The cast features Fares Fares, Mari Malek, Yasser Ali Maher, Slimane Dazi, Ahmed Selim, Mohamed Yousry, and Hania Amar. This seems like it has the vibe of an old school noir mystery, but with modern sensibilities and context. The film looks like it's definitely worth catching in theaters this year.

 Posted July 20 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

First Trailer for Korean Action Film 'The Villainess' Starring Ok-bin Kim

The Villainess Trailer

"Let me show you what you made me into." Well Go USA has released the first official trailer for an action film from Korea titled The Villainess, which premiered out-of-competition at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this summer. I heard some rave reviews of this and I definitely want to check it out. Ok-bin Kim stars as Sook-hee, a trained assassin who tries to become a stage actress after giving 10 years of service as an assassin. But her dark past comes creeping back and she must take things into her own hands to finish her work and be free once and for all. The full cast includes Eun-ji Jo, Seo-hyung Kim, Ha-kyun Shin, and Jun Sung. One review from Cannes says that its "dynamically staged, blood-drenched action sequences are a highlight." Based on all the buzz and footage from this trailer, I'm very excited to see this film. Take a look.

 Posted July 20 in Foreign Film, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

The Boys are Back in Second Trailer for 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle'

Kingsman: The Golden Circle Trailer

"As your American cousins, we'll be working side-by-side." 20th Century Fox has released a second trailer for the sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, once again directed by Matthew Vaughn, bringing back Taron Egerton as the British superspy known as "Eggsy". This trailer is being debuted in time for Comic-Con in San Diego and is wild red band trailer to boot. Colin Firth also returns as Harry Hart, with Mark Strong as Merlin, and a cast featuring Channing Tatum, Pedro Pascal, Jeff Bridges, Halle Berry, Julianne Moore, Vinnie Jones, as well as Hanna Alström, and Sophie Cookson. This sequel seems to be a big riff on America as the British spies head over there to kick some butt and save the world. So far this looks fantatic, and I'm hoping it's as good as this trailer looks, because hot damn. Some badass action.

 Posted July 20 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Official Trailer for 'May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers' Doc

May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers

"We are kind of at a crossroads…" Oscilloscope Labs has debuted the official trailer for the documentary May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers, which is exactly what it says - a "portrait" of the band known as the Avett Brothers, from North Carolina. The film is an Apatow Production in association with RadicalMedia and HBO Documentary Films; co-directed by fans Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio. For those who haven't listened to them, The Avett Brothers combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, indie rock, honky tonk, and ragtime to produce a novel sound. This documentary is more than just a music doc, described as "a meditation on family, love, and the passage of time." This looks great, and I admit I'm even more intrigued because Apatow is co-directing it. I want to see what they're all about.

 Posted July 19 in Documentaries, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

First Trailer for Kosinski's 'Only the Brave' About Wildfire Firefighters

Only the Brave Trailer

"It was the most beautiful and terrible thing I've ever seen." Sony Pictures has finally revealed a trailer for a movie called Only the Brave, telling the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots. This was formerly titled Granite Mountain and then Granite Mountain Hotshots before they switched to Only the Brave. 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 surprisingly looks pretty good, better than I was expecting. There seems to be an emotional side to it, along with the threat of the fire.

 Posted July 19 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Full-Length Trailer for 'Brigsby Bear' Shows the Power of Imagination

Brigsby Bear Trailer

"Try to imagine a hero…" Sony Classics has debuted the second trailer for indie film Brigsby Bear, one of the breakout hits of the Sundance Film Festival this year. This full-length trailer gives away most of the film (so watch out), but it's still a great trailer. Brigsby Bear stars Kyle Mooney (from SNL) as a kid who has grown up in an underground bunker, watching one and only one TV show over-and-over - called Brigsby Bear. One day everything stops, and he has to deal with the real world. The full cast includes Mark Hamill, Greg Kinnear, Claire Danes, Ryan Simpkins, Andy Samberg, Michaela Watkins, Jane Adams, and Chance Crimin. The film played at Sundance and Cannes (read my review) and it's an excellent film, most of all because it's a lover letter to the power of storytelling. I hope people take a moment to go see this.

 Posted July 19 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Michael Fassbender in First Trailer for Serial Killer Film 'The Snowman'

The Snowman Trailer

"He calls himself 'The Snowman Killer'… he's completely insane." Universal has unveiled the first trailer for a new serial killer thriller titled The Snowman, adapted from Jo Nesbø's bestselling novel, from Swedish director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). Michael Fassbender stars as the lead detective who investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter. He begins to believe there's a serial killer on the lose who may start killing again soon if he can't stop him first. The full cast includes Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, and J.K. Simmons. This was filmed entirely on location in Norway in the cities of Oslo and Bergen and the area of Rjukan. Very intense trailer. This reminds me of both "Fargo" and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, with a dash of Zodiac thrown in. I'm definitely curious, seems like there could be some good twists and turns in this. So who is the killer?

 Posted July 19 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

First Full Trailer for Guillermo del Toro's New Film 'The Shape of Water'

The Shape of Water Trailer

"This creature is intelligent… capable of understanding emotions." Fox Searchlight has revealed the first official trailer for Guillermo del Toro's new film, titled The Shape of Water. 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 creature, which makes me think you could almost call this a Hellboy prequel about Abe Sapien specifically. It kind of has that vibe. The excellent cast includes Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Lauren Lee Smith, and John Kapelos. This looks really wonderful - it has that iconic Guillermo del Toro design to it, along with a nice mix of feelings ranging from mystery to romance to drama. I'm sold already.

 Posted July 19 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Full US Trailer for CIA Action Thriller 'Unlocked' with Noomi Rapace

Unlocked Trailer

"What's your status?" "In danger, someone is hunting me." Lionsgate has unveiled a brand new official US trailer for the CIA action thriller titled Unlocked, from veteran English director Michael Apted (the same filmmaker behind the "Up" documentary series). We featured the original UK trailer for this earlier in the year. Swedish actress Noomi Rapace stars in this as a CIA interrogator who is lured into a ruse that puts London at risk of a big biological attack. Orlando Bloom also co-stars as an MI5 agent she works with to help figure out what's going on. The cast includes Michael Douglas, Toni Collette, Akshay Kumar, and John Malkovich. I like how mysterious and tricky the plot seems, I'm very intrigued to find out what's up.

 Posted July 18 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

One Final Trailer for 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' with Jackson & Reynolds

The Hitman's Bodyguard Trailer

"How have you stayed alive this long?!" Lionsgate has revealed one more short official US trailer for the summer action comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard, about the world's best bodyguard assigned to protect a notorious hitman who has been killing his clients all along. We've already seen plenty of trailers for this absurd comedy, but why not one more to top it off. Starring Ryan Reynolds as the bodyguard and Samuel L. Jackson as the notorious hit man named Darius Kincaid. Also featuring Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida, and Sam Hazeldine. This movie might be good, just because of the dynamic between Jackson and Reynolds, but this new trailer doesn't have much to offer aside from a few jokes. All the other trailers before were much better, but I'm still looking forward to seeing this. Have fun.

 Posted July 18 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

First Trailer for Albert Hughes' New Film 'Alpha' Set During the Ice Age

Alpha Trailer

"An enemy will become an ally." Sony Pictures has unveiled a trailer for an epic new action thriller titled Alpha, formerly known as The Solutrean (which is a very weird title so it makes sense they changed it). This is the latest feature film from Albert Hughes, who last directed The Book of Eli in 2010, and it's set during the last Ice Age - 20,000 years ago (kind of like Emmerich's 10,000 BC). This epic adventure follows the story of Zeta, played by Kodi Smit-McPhee, a young man injured on a bison hunt left for dead. He befriends a lone wolf and together they figure out how to survive in this harsh environment. So basically it's The Revenant meets 10,000 BC. The full cast includes Natassia Malthe, Leonor Varela, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Mercedes de la Zerda, and Jens Hultén. I really, really adore wolves, so I'm already into this. But this trailer is a bit awkward, not sure if it's going to be really good or not, hard to tell.

 Posted July 18 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Full-Length Trailer for 'Professor Marston & the Wonder Women' Film

Professor Marston & the Wonder Women Trailer

"I want to study her." "She'll break your heart." Annapurna Pictures has debuted a new full-length trailer (just in time for Comic-Con) for the film called Professor M for short, or Professor Marston & the Wonder Women. The film is about the origin of the DC superhero Wonder Woman, and the man and two women responsible for the character. She first appeared in All Star Comics #8 in October of 1941, then on the cover in 1942. Luke Evans plays Dr. William Marston, who was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife, Elizabeth, and a former student of his, Olive Byrne. The film focuses on how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding Wonder Woman's creation. Rebecca Hall stars as Elizabeth Marston, and Bella Heathcote as Olive. We finally get some footage in this trailer and it looks damn good, I am all in for this.

 Posted July 18 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments




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3. Arrival
4. Captain Fantastic
5. 20th Cent. Women
6. Pete's Dragon
7. Jackie
8. Kubo & Two Strings
9. Everybody Wants
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