"A picture that goes beyond what men think about - because no man ever thought about it in quite this way!" The beloved classic is back! At least in the UK for now. BFI is re-releasing Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (or 8½) later this summer utilizing a digital restoration put together by the Criterion Collection. Criterion also released a brand new Blu-ray of 8 1/2 a few years ago, and now BFI is bringing back the cinematic classic to show on the big screen again. "Cited (especially by filmmakers) as one of the greatest films ever made, Fellini's extravaganza – now restored – blends autobiography, fantasy, satire and self-critique." An abstract and mesmerizing look at the struggles of being a movie director, 8 1/2 is a must see for any & all cinephiles.
"You were right… music is all I understand." Another likely Cannes 2015 contender is Youth, also known as The Early Years, the new film from Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty). The great Michael Caine stars along with Paul Dano, but this trailer gives the most time (and dialogue) to Caine as Fred, on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. It's a very mesmerizing, alluring trailer with some weird stuff going on but I have to say I am definitely intrigued. We also get a few glimpses of Rachel Weisz in this, and some other peculiar moments, all worth a look. For those curious, the music in here is "Just (After the Song of Songs)" by David Lang. I really want to see this. Take a look + listen below.
"We are humanity's last hope." After teasing the trailer with the hashtag #TerminatorUnlock, the full trailer has finally been revealed and it's a bit different than the first one. Paramount has unveiled another official trailer for Terminator Genisys, the latest creation in the Terminator series spearheaded by Skydance Productions, with Thor: The Dark World / "Game of Thrones" director Alan Taylor at the helm. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, but the film mainly stars Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons and Byung-hun Lee as the badass T-1000. Whoa, Jason Clarke is a bot too? Apparently "more" than just man or machine. I'm definitely interested in this, but still not yet sure if it's going to be any good.
Heroes don't get any bigger than this! Marvel has unveiled the second full trailer for Marvel's Ant-Man movie, starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, who becomes Ant-Man. There's definitely a humorours edge to this, especially with the name "Ant-Man", but they stick to their Marvel guns and bring out all the action and kick ass visuals to help sell it more than anything. Michael Douglas stars as Hank Pym, Corey Stoll becomes the villain Yellowjacket, who we see plenty of in this, and the cast includes Evangeline Lilly and Judy Greer. This new trailer is much better than I was expecting, but mostly from a pure entertainment standpoint. I still would've loved to see Edgar Wright's version, but I'm now just as excited for this anyway.
Even though the HBO series Entourage was certainly popular while it was on, I'm actually not sure if it's as big in the United Kingdom as it was in the United States. Judging by this latest trailer from across the pond for the film adaptation of the show business series, I'm betting it's not, because Piers Morgan does a quick introduction as to who Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his crew are before we get into their usual shenanigans. There's not much new footage we have seen in the other trailers, but the list of cameos at the end is slightly different, pointing to some names that British fans will be interested in instead. Watch!
"It's America right now, whether you like it or not." It's almost time for the Tribeca Film Festival, where the "Saturday Night Live" documentary Live from New York! will kick things off right in the Big Apple where the iconic sketch comedy series is created. And with that comes the first trailer for the look back at the legacy of the show that has shaped and continues to influence pop culture and comedy as we know it. There's plenty of behind the scenes footage, sketch clips and talking heads from the likes of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, John Goodman and many more. As a huge "SNL" fan, this is a doc I cannot wait to see. Watch!
"I'm totally crushing it as a dude." Following the first mildly amusing trailer for Hot Pursuit, our friends from across the pond have just gotten a new trailer for the comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara in what's basically their own version of Midnight Run meets The Heat. There's a bunch more new footage in this UK trailer that we didn't see in the US trailer, including new stuff with comedian Jim Gaffigan. Plus, there's a scene where Witherspoon has to dress up like a man, and ends up looking like Justin Bieber. I feel like this just might be a little too silly, but it doesn't look downright terrible. Watch?
Just when you think the Human Centipede horror franchise couldn't get any crazier, then comes the red band teaser trailer for The Human Centipede 3: Final Sequence, which will hopefully be the last installment if this grossout franchise. The teaser is pretty hokey, not unlike the franchise, being advertised almost like a grindhouse film. This time, Bill Boss (Dieter Laser) is the warden of a prison in the USA, and in order to get his rowdy inmates in line, decides to enact the biggest human centipede we've seen yet. Aside from the disgusting nature of the film, keep an eye out for porn star Bree Olson in there for some reason.
"You don't stop evil. You can only protect yourself from it." Last weekend a brief tease of the horror sequel Sinister 2 debuted at WonderCon and showed up online the next day. Well, it turns out that it was just a brief snippet of the full trailer, which has just surfaced online, for the film from Citadel director Ciaran Foy. There's the standard jump scares, but the snuff videos that the ghostly kids show to the young inhabitants of a farmhouse where some grisly murders have happened are what seem to be the creepiest part of this sequel, just like the first film. Also, it looks like Bughuul seems to be more prominent. Watch!
After making a big splash at the 2015 Sundance film Festival at the beginning of the year, landing some big prizes at the indie showcase, the touching sensation Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is coming to theaters this summer, and the first trailer has just arrived. This film was one of our favorites at Sundance in January, and Alex said, "theperformances from the two leads are exceptional and the story pulls viewers in with genuine humor and heart." The story follows a friendship that blossoms between an awkward boy and a girl with cancer, but it's not just another Fault in Our Stars. This one is very special in its own way. Watch!
"I don't have herpes, but it's okay with me if you do." After premiering at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the charming elderly romance I'll See You in My Dreams is coming to theaters early this summer. Blythe Danner (Meet the Parents) stars in the story of Carol, a retired schoolteacher and a longtime widow in her 70s. She now enjoys a routine lifestyle, that is, until her beloved dog dies, throwing her life into upheaval. But it also gives her a chance to experience new things as she befriends her pool boy (Martin Starr) and a charming gentleman named Bill (Sam Elliott). This just looks delightful. Watch!
There was a time when bringing something like Marvel's cinematic universe to the big screen was an insane and seemingly impossible idea. But that doesn't mean there weren't several attempts to bring The Avengers to the big screen for decades before it actually happened. Well, Vulture decided to commission editor Sleepy Skunk (who delivers year-end cinematic retrospectives that we feature) to create a trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron if it was getting released in 1995, and the result is just awesome. Complete with cheesy voiceover, the old Disney logo and video tape tracking issues, it's a fun little video. Watch it!
"There's a freaky Tim Burton movie in your living room." If the indie horror comedy Life After Beth didn't deliver the right kind of zombie romantic comedy you were hoping for, maybe Burying the Ex from Gremlins director Joe Dante is more your speed. Anton Yelchin stars in the story of a young man who thinks he's met the perfect girl in Evelyn (Ashley Greene), but then becomes a nightmare to deal with at home. But it doesn't seem to be a problem anymore when she dies, leaving him to fall in love with another girl (Alexandra Daddario). But that's when Evelyn comes back from the dead to complicate things in the worst way, and the first international trailer shows off the messy results of that story unfolding. Watch?
"Tell anyone, and we'll you and your whole family." This weekend brought WonderCon to Anaheim, and Blumhouse Productions brought their own panel to the convention to show off their forthcoming slate of horror films which includes the found footage thriller The Gallows, the Skype-based slasher Unfriended and the sequels Insidious: Chapter 3 and Sinister 2. We've already seen plenty of the former (check out the latest trailer) but the convention also brought our first brief bit of footage in a short teaser trailer for the sequel from Citadel director Ciaran Foy. It doesn't show much, but that's why it's a teaser after all. Watch!