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Trailer for Animated Post-Apocalyptic 'Birdboy: The Forgotten Children'

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children Trailer

"I want to help you, but I don't know how." GKids has released a brand new US trailer for the animated film Birdboy: The Forgotten Children, which is finally arriving in limited US theaters this December. This first premiered back in 2015 and played at festivals throughout 2016, but hasn't ever been available in the US until now. Based on a graphic novel and short film by co-directors Pedro Rivero and Alberto Vázquez, Birdboy: The Forgotten Children is a darkly comic, beautiful and haunting tale of coming of age in a world gone to ruin. Featuring the voices of Félix Arcarazo, Andrea Alzuri, Eva Ojanguren, Josu Cubero, Jorge Carrero, and Nuria Marín. Even though this is arriving a few years late, it looks like an intriguing post-apocalyptic animated feature that's a bit different than what we normally see. Might be worth a watch.

 Posted December 4 in Animation, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Full US Trailer for Lebanese Film 'The Insult' from Director Ziad Doueiri

The Insult Trailer

"It's about the truth." "Which truth?" Cohen Media Group has released the official US trailer for a Lebanese film titled The Insult, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival this fall. This film is a radical, dramatic profile of the division and tensions in Lebanon, specifically between the two prominent religious groups - Christians and Muslims. Set in Beirut, the story begins when a local man insults a construction worker, and then their tiny verbal spat blows completely out of proportion, almost causing a war in the entire country. From the director of The Attack, The Insult stars Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh, Rita Hayek, Christine Choueiri, Diamand Bou Abboud, and Georges Daou. I caught this in Venice and it's a thrilling, intense film, but also very loud and flashy at times, with some weird twists in the second half (it turns into a court room legal battle). Still an important film from Lebanon that is worth seeking out.

 Posted December 4 in Foreign Film, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Rebecca Hall & Dan Stevens in Official Trailer for Drama 'Permission'

Permission Trailer

"Aren't you curious? You must be…" Good Deed Entertainment has debuted an official trailer for the indie romantic drama Permission, from director Brian Crano. The film stars Rebecca Hall and Dan Stevens as a couple on the brink of getting engaged. But just before this happens, they both realize they should sleep with other people before, and attempt to get the permission necessary to do this. Obviously this is a movie for adults, and a perfectly quirky Valentine's Day movie, if that's your thing. Also starring Gina Gershon, Francois Arnaud, David Joseph Craig, Morgan Spector, and Jason Sudeikis. This premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this year, but hasn't had much buzz since then. Check it out below if you're interested.

 Posted December 4 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Trailer for Super Cheesy Romance 'Midnight Sun' with Bella Thorne

Midnight Sun Trailer

"I'm not comfortable with him not knowing…" Open Road Films has debuted an official trailer for a cheesy romance titled Midnight Sun, which is actually a remake of a Japanese film of the same name released in 2006 (Taiyô no uta). The story follows a young woman with a rare disease that, if exposed to the sun's rays, she could potentially die (kind of like a vampire but without any of the need to drink blood). Hollywood took this and turned it into a super sappy romance that reminds me a bit of Everything, Everything, also about a woman with a disease who can't leave home. Bella Thorne stars, with Patrick Schwarzenegger, Rob Riggle, Quinn Shephard, Ken Tremblett, Jenn Griffin, and Nicholas Coombe. It looks super sweet.

 Posted December 1 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Official Trailer for Chilling Investigative Documentary 'Killing For Love'

Killing For Love Trailer

"I read all the police reports, and I said 'this man is innocent…'" IFC Films has revealed a trailer for the documentary titled Killing For Love, originally Das Versprechen (or The Promise) in German, about a controversial 1985 murder trial. The story goes that in 1985, a couple was found brutally murdered inside their home, and the daughter was arrested as the prime suspect. But as the trial played out, her boyfriend, the son of a German diplomat, took the blame out of love and was eventually convicted. This documentary examines that story and what happened, featuring the voices of Daniel Brühl and Imogen Poots as the young lovers. This looks like a fascinating investigatory dive into this case and what might be the real truth.

 Posted December 1 in Documentaries, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Thora Birch & Chris Klein in First Trailer for Comedy 'The Competition'

The Competition Trailer

"I'm suggesting a little competition…" Gravitas Ventures has debuted the first trailer for Harvey Lowry's indie comedy The Competition, making fun of relationships and the way things work in this day and age. Thora Birch stars as a woman who becomes the "voice of a generation" by starting a romance blog about how relationships should only last 6 months, at which point you must break up before your mate becomes unfaithful. She is introduced to the perfect guy, played by Chris Klein, but refuses his advances. So they setup a challenge to choose five friends in long relationships and attempt to get them to cheat. It plays out from there, and yadda yadda. The film's full cast includes Claire Coffee, David Blue, Gabrielle Stone, Jason Tobias, and Tiffany Fallon. Not really my kind of romantic comedy, but check this out if you want.

 Posted December 1 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

First Trailer for Action Thriller 'Acts of Violence' Starring Bruce Willis

Acts of Violence Trailer

"Can't go around kicking in doors." Lionsgate has released the first trailer for an action thriller titled Acts of Violence, yet another instantly-forgettable B-movie from nowhere starring the formerly-great Bruce Willis. In this one, Willis plays a cop investigating human trafficking and fighting a corrupted bureaucracy. The plot focuses on three Midwestern brothers, a crime lord, and Willis' cop, who are all on a deadly collision course when the youngest brother’s fiancée is kidnapped by human traffickers. So they make it a mission to save her, and of course there's plenty of guns and explosions. The cast includes Cole Hauser, Shawn Ashmore, Ashton Holmes, Melissa Bolona, Sean Brosnan, and Sophia Bush. I'm really so tired of these kind of mediocre, excessively bland action films that are a dime a dozen nowadays. Have fun.

 Posted December 1 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Anya Taylor-Joy & Olivia Cooke in Full Trailer for Indie 'Thoroughbreds'

Thoroughbreds Trailer

"You ever think about just killing him?" Focus Features has debuted the full-length official trailer for the indie dark comedy thriller Thoroughbreds, which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. The film is one of Anton Yelchin's other final films, but really stars two young actresses as the leading ladies: Anya Taylor-Joy & Olivia Cooke. These two ladies seem so badass in this. They play two upper-class teen girls in suburban Connecticut who rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. When they get together again, they make plans to take out their stepfather - which they both hate. The full cast includes Paul Sparks, Francie Swift, and Kaili Vernoff. This actually looks like some very dark, devious fun, all about how they try to get rid of their stepfather. Definitely worth a look, have fun here.

 Posted November 30 in Indies, Movie News, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Fun for the Whole Family - Official US Trailer for Sequel 'Paddington 2'

Paddington 2 Trailer

"If we're kind and polite, the world will be right." Warner Bros has revealed a new official US trailer for the delightfully charming sequel Paddington 2. This movie has already open in cinemas in the UK and it's apparently way better than expected, so don't brush it off. In this movie, Paddington the bear, now happily settled with the Brown family, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present (a book) for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. The very British cast includes Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Peter Capaldi, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, and Hugh Bonneville, with Ben Whishaw returning as the voice of Paddington, and Imelda Staunton as the voice of Aunt Lucy. I'm actually really looking forward to seeing this, it looks like good holiday fun (for the whole family).

 Posted November 30 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

First Trailer for Haunted House Horror 'Delirium' from Johnny Martin

Delirium Trailer

"I didn't have a good feeling about this…" Gravitas Ventures has debuted the first official trailer for a horror thriller titled Delirium, which first premiered last year but is just getting a release in early 2018. This is actually one of the first feature films made by former stuntman and second unit director Johnny Martin, who later went on to direct Vengeance: A Love Story with Nicolas Cage, and Hangman with Al Pacino, both also released this year (before this film). Delirium is about a group of teens who dare a classmate to reach the porch of a legendary old house, but he never comes back. So they gear up and go in themselves to get him. Starring Mike C. Manning, Griffin Freeman, August Roads, Ryan Pinkston, Seth Austin, and Elena Sanchez. This looks like a very wild, testosterone-filled haunted house horror flick. Tread carefully.

 Posted November 29 in Horror, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Full International Trailer for Refugee Super Power Film 'Jupiter's Moon'

Jupiter's Moon Trailer

"Something's not right about the boy." Curzon UK has debuted the new official international trailer for the Hungarian indie film Jupiter's Moon, made by filmmaker Kornél Mundruczó, who broke out big with the film White God a few years back. Jupiter's Moon first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain Regard category, and received quite a bit of attention because it's about a refugee in Hungary, tying right in with the most important humanitarian crisis of our time. The story follows a refugee who suddenly discovers he has the ability to levitate, and partners with a doctor to make money and attempt to escape the camp where he's being kept. The film's cast includes Zsombor Jéger as Aryan, Merab Ninidze, György Cserhalmi, and Mónika Balsai. This film is worth a look for its originality and cinematography, at least.

 Posted November 29 in Foreign Film, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Rooney Mara is Mary Magdalene in First Trailer for 'Mary Magdalene'

Mary Magdalene

"I'll be with you until the end…" The Weinstein Company (yeah, they still exist for now) has unveiled the first official trailer for Mary Magdalene, the "re-imagined" retelling of the story of prominent biblical figure Mary Magdalene, who became a close friend of Jesus before he was crucified. Rooney Mara plays Mary, and Joaquin Phoenix plays Jesus, with a cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter, Tahar Rahim as Judas Iscariot, Ryan Corr as Joseph, as well as Ariane Labed. From the footage, you can see this is a very stylish new take on the classic story, and instead of focusing on Jesus carrying the cross, now we get to see what it's like from Mary's perspective. The synopsis for the film explains: "Mary defies her traditional family to join a new social movement." Ha, right, sure, what a great way to modernize this story. See below.

 Posted November 29 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

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