We're excited to premiere a brand new sci-fi short film originating from Sweden called Double Trouble, a time travel comedy from directing duo (and friends of the site) Andreas Climent (@andreascliment) & André Hedetoft (@ahedetoft). This charming, goofy short film is about a shy young man who misses the opportunity to talk to the girl of his dreams. But when he finds a mysterious pocket watch that can turn back time, well, that's when things get interesting. It's an impressive film that doesn't rely on any dialogue, only actions and reactions, and it's cool to see just how far they go playing with the time travel concept/paradox. These two made that Logan short we ran previously, and are already working on a feature, they definitely have a bright filmmaking future ahead of them. Take a break from Star Wars and watch this amusing short.
Originally slated for release this week, DreamWorks Animation opted to send their sci-fi adventure Home to theaters next spring. And since Penguins of Madagascar gets the prime holiday release slot this weekend, that means we get a new trailer for the film featuring the voice of Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") as the unfortunately nicknamed Oh, a clumsy alien in hiding on Earth. Speaking in a dialect that seems lifted from cat memes (you'll see what I mean), this guy seems to be a lovable walking accident, but there are more of his race (including Steve Martin as their leader) coming to our planet, looking for a new home. Watch!
"Are you paying attention?" Time to put your mind to use. One of my favorite films of the year is hitting theaters later this week – The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing who helps break the Enigma code during WWII. The Weinstein Company recently released yet another one-minute trailer/spot for the film (seen below), and hidden in it is an IP URL which links to a viral cryptography/code breaking website. It's actually a Google-made cryptography website with, likely, something cool at the end if you can get all the way in. Anyone want to give this a try? "You are in control of what is about to happen."
"You are very different than anyone I have ever met." IFC Films has debuted a brand new trailer for a film called Match, starring Patrick Stewart as an aging ballet instructor in New York City who takes up a job at Julliard. He's interviewed by a woman and her husband about dance in the 1960's, but he soon learns there's much more to her connection to him. Carla Gugino also stars, along with Matthew Lillard and Maduka Steady. This is based on a play, which makes sense considering Stewart's involvement, but more than anything it just looks like a heartwarming, life-affirming look at how to live in this wild world. Enjoy.
"I'm not going to tell stories just to please you." Wow, this looks stunning. Fox Searchlight UK has debuted a trailer for Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg's adaptation of Thomas Hardy's classic romantic story Far From the Madding Crowd, and it looks magnificent. Carey Mulligan stars as Bathsheba Everdene (no relation to Katniss), who captures the eyes and hearts of three men in this love story: Tom Sturridge as Frank Troy, Michael Sheen as William Boldwood, and Matthias Schoenaerts as Gabriel Oak. Aside from compelling performances, the cinematography by DP Charlotte Bruus Christensen is gorgeous. Back in 1967, Julie Christie starred as Bathsheba and now it's Carey Mulligan's turn to woo us. This looks fantastic.
While we're all anxiously anticipating when and where the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut (SlashFilm says it's coming this week on the big screen first), there's another huge 2015 blockbuster that's definitely getting teased on Turkey Day. The first trailer for Jurassic World arrives on Thanksgiving Day at 9pm ET during NBC Thursday Night Football, and you can bet we'll be posting it as soon as it's online. In the meantime, Universal Pictures has finally released a short teaser for the trailer, and while we normally don't like these kind of videos, we actually get to see dinosaurs in action for the first time! Watch!
"As for me, I'm done making movies." Here's something to make you smile. GKids has released an official US trailer for The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, a documentary about legendary animation house Studio Ghibli in Japan. From director Mami Sunada, the doc provides an unprecedented inside look at the inner workings of Ghibli and the daily life of animator Hayao Miyazaki, who has officially retired from making features. I've seen this documentary and it's absolutely wonderful, I was refreshed and felt so happy by the end. There's a certain magic to Studio Ghibli and they capture some of that, then again I just could go on spending days watching footage of Miyazaki-san smile and laugh. This doc is a real gem - don't miss it.
Though everyone will talking about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I after this weekend, there's still some life left in the discussion surrounding Interstellar. Whether it's about the quality of the film (especially when it comes to the sound mix) or an astrophysicist like Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about the mysteries of the film's science, there's plenty to talk about. So how about we add some more fuel to the fire with Tyson talking about the science from the ending of the film (without spoiling the narrative side of things). And for an added bonus, there's also a SoundWorks Collection featurette looking at all the work that went into the various choices made in creating the sound effects and more, especially for IMAX. Watch!
Early next year, we'll see Nicole Kidman get a little evil by kidnapping the talking bear Paddington, and on the complete other end of the spectrum, there's Strangerland, a haunting thriller about a woman whose teenage kids go missing on the eve of a massive dust storm in the small Australian desert town of Nathgari. As red dust and darkness covers the town, the locals, including police officer David Rae (Hugo Weaving) try to help, but it soon becomes apparent that something terrible may have happened to them, and that's when fingers are pointed, and the situation escalates pretty quickly. This looks like a pretty intense thriller, and it's nice to see someone like Joseph Fiennes doing something promising again. Watch the trailer!
Last month we learned that Lord of the Rings star Billy Boyd would sing for Middle Earth again by delivering the credits song for the final chapter in Peter Jackson's trilogy adaptation of The Hobbit. The song is called "The Last Goodbye," and while the audio has been making the rounds online, we're glad we waited to call attention to the track itself until now. That's because a music video was just released for the song that is a big nostalgic trip for fans of both Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit franchises. Shots of Billy Boyd in the recording studio are intercut with footage from all the films, and it's rather touching. Watch!
Just over a week ago, we were all surprised to learn of the existence of a new animated movie from Lucasfilm called Strange Magic that Disney was going to release through their Touchstone Pictures banner in January. Now the first trailer has arrived to show us why this film is getting a hasty, last minute promotional push and release. If "from the mind of George Lucas" isn't enough to turn you off in this day and age, the trailer should do it. This looks like a comedic version of Epic (which already wasn't a good animated movie) chock full of pop song covers. This just looks terrible and devoid of any charm. Watch?
Nowadays when people proclaim something as "the greatest of all-time," it's usually unsubstantiated hyperbole. But when I say what you're about to see looks like the undeniably greatest screening of Back to the Future of all-time, I mean it when every fiber of my being. You may remember over the summer that we heard about Secret Cinema's plans to rebuild Hill Valley in London for an outdoor screening of the time travel classic. Well, that event has come and gone, and now an incredible video of the event has surfaced showing off just how truly amazing and wondrous this screening was. Prepare to be amazed!
"This is so fucked up on so many levels." That quote from the latest red band trailer for the comedy The Wedding Ringer is exactly what I'm thinking when it comes to the kind of critical acclaim on display. Along with a whole slew of profanity (some of it seems a little excessive), there's also dozens of tweets from presumably real people who saw preview screenings of the comedy and called it "dope as fuck" and "frikkin hilarious." Yes, I can see what the marketing department is going for, but shouldn't the jokes just sell themselves in the trailer? Honestly, I didn't know this movie was going to be R-rated, and that means I'm a little more interested in this flick with Josh Gad and (*sigh*) Kevin Hart but not entirely sold. Watch!
Earlier this fall, we got a good look at John Woo's two-part romantic epic The Crossing starring Zhang Ziyi, Song Hye-kyo and more. We're still waiting to hear when the films will arrive in the United States, but the first part of this sprawling love story arrives on December 2nd in China, so one more international trailer has just surfaced. This looks like a truly massive undertaking for Woo, like a mix of Atonement and Titanic with some Saving Private Ryan thrown in there too. Is there a chance we'll see the first part of this film as one of the nominees for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars next year? It certainly looks like it. Watch!