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Must Watch: First Trailer for 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

Batman v Superman Trailer

"Miracles don't come from hell beneath us. No, they come from the sky." It's time! Feast your eyes on the very first footage from Zack Snyder's highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, where we will finally see Batman fight Superman. After the teaser trailer leaked online early via bootlegs (which we don't condone watching!), Zack Snyder tweeted that the first full trailer is now here and fans will get a special IMAX trailer at the preview events on Monday. Henry Cavill returns as Superman, Ben Affleck plays Batman, and we don't see much elese, but it is a rather dark and epic first tease at what is to come. This is just a teaser but I like what we're seeing, even though it's a much different tone than Marvel. Enjoy!

 Posted April 17 in DC, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: Full Trailer for Rick Famuyiwa's Spectacular Indie Hit 'Dope'

Dope

"Nobody's gonna suspect a thing. We're just geeks, doing what geeks do." After a unique and stylish teaser trailer for the indie sensation Dope surfaced earlier this year, the full trailer finally lays out the story for those unsure what kind of movie to expect. What's cool, is that while the trailer definitely shows us what the movie is about, it also adds some of that style we saw in the first trailer with some cool graphics overlaying footage from the movie. This is truly a gem from Sundance this year, and it's undoubtedly a breakthrough performance for Shameik Moore in the lead and the start of a bright future for diector Rick Famuyiwa.

 Posted April 17 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: The Discarded Image's Video Essay on 'Jaws' Beach Scene

Jaws Beach Scene

Think you know everything about Steven Spielberg's style? Think again. We've already seen and posted a shot-by-shot analysis of Jaws before (view that one here), but this latest one breaks down and analyzes the filmmaking techniques Spielberg used in one particular scene in his shark thriller classic Jaws (released in 1975). Specifically, Julian Palmer takes a look at the early beach attack scene in Jaws, where the young boy gets eaten. It's a detailed analysis (perhaps over-analysis) but includes very intelligent references that will allow anyone to understand how beautifully this scene is crafted, and just how talented Spielberg really is. There's always more to learn about filmmaking techniques from films old and new, so always keep watching.

 Posted April 17 in Feat, Short Film, To Watch | Comments

James Corden & Michael Douglas Remake Iconic 'Basic Instinct' Scene

Basic Instinct with James Corden

Fresh new late night host James Corden has only been at the reigns of "The Late Late Show" for a few weeks, but his schtick has already become clear. After reenacting the entire filmography of Tom Hanks in under eight minutes and also doing some Pretty in Pink lip syncing with Jon Cryer reprising his iconic role as Duckie, this time Corden had Michael Douglas on as a guest, which prompted the late night host to dress up in drag and perform the iconic interrogation scene from Basic Instinct. For all those squinting for nudity when Sharon Stone uncrossed her legs in the film, you'll want the exact opposite this time.

 Posted April 17 in Humor, To Watch | Comments

So Far 'Terminator: Genisys' is Just a 'Terminator' Franchise Mash-Up

Terminator: Genisys

It's no secret that we haven't been impressed with what we've seen from Terminator: Genisys so far. Even with the most recent trailer revealing a big plot twist (watch the trailer right here), it all just seems desperate to shake up a franchise that seems to have peaked with Terminator 2: Judgment Day. And why is that? Well, a new video examines why this latest iteration of the Arnold Schwarzenegger action franchise may feel so stale and tired. Basically, it's just a carbon copy of every other Terminator movie, and not just because of the obvious homages. You'll what I mean after you check out this video. Watch below!

 Posted April 17 in Hype, To Watch | Comments

Watch: Matthew McConaughey Reacts to the New 'Star Wars' Trailer

Matthew McConaughey

There's no doubt that yesterday's second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens really moved fans of the sci-fi saga, especially with that final shot featuring two of our favorite heroes. Social media was full of people overwhelmed with feelings and joy, and apparently so was Matthew McConaughey. A reaction video has surfaced showing McConaughey watching the teaser trailer for the first time, and it's pretty clear that he's a huge Star Wars fan. There's plenty of people who got emotional, but McConaughey's reaction is on another level. He even went so far as to watch the trailer from space. He's just that dedicated.

 Posted April 17 in Humor, Star Wars, To Watch | Comments

Video Interview: Alex Garland Chats Sci-Fi, Filmmaking + 'Ex Machina'

Alex Garland Interview

"Go into a shoot with a bad script, and you're in big trouble." Playing in theaters now is the new sci-fi film Ex Machina, directed by screenwriter turned filmmaker Alex Garland. Garland is making his directorial debut with this film after writing the scripts for The Beach, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Never Let Me Go and Dredd. A few years back I met up with him for an interview about Dredd, and we talked a lot about science fiction, and how the genre pushes itself forward. I met up with Alex Garland again, this time while he was in New York City to promote Ex Machina, and we again chatted about sci-fi and how much he loves the genre. As always, it was fun to sit down and talk with Alex about filmmaking and much more. Fire it up!

 Posted April 16 in Feat, Interview, SciFi, To Watch | Comments

Must Watch: Second Teaser Trailer for 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

After the first teaser trailer blew everyone away back at Thanksgiving, the second teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally shows some stuff that fans have been foaming at the mouth to see. I can't even describe for you the sentimental feeling I got of seeing Harrison Ford back as Han Solo along with his old friend Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew) right there with him, and the line used to end the trailer is just perfect. There's barely a reveal of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), but there's that old voiceover of his from Return of the Jedi talking about how his family is strong in The Force. I can't wait to see this! Watch!

 Posted April 16 in Star Wars, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: Last Year's 'The Hateful Eight' Teaser Trailer Officially Online

The Hateful Eight

While we're all excited about the forthcoming new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens arriving shortly, let's not forget that there's a new Quentin Tarantino film coming later this year as well. The Hateful Eight is another western from the director of Django Unchained and Pulp Fiction, and now the teaser trailer that was attached to Sin City: A Dame to Kill For last year has officially surfaced online. Again, there's no film footage on display, but just a bunch of stylish title cards running through the title characters in the film. It'll have to do for now as we wait for any kind of first look from Tarantino's anticipated project.

 Posted April 16 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: First Trailer for High School Horror Blumhouse's 'The Gallows'

The Gallows

There's no doubt that Blumhouse Productions has become quite the producer of horror franchises since hitting it big with Paranormal Activity in 2009. Since then, they've launched franchises with Insidious, Sinister and The Purge, and this summer brings another new horror flick in the form of The Gallows. The first teaser trailer has just arrived, and while it doesn't tell us much about the story following high school kids terrorized by some kind of malicious force after resurrecting a stage production where a student died during a performance, it's a pretty haunting tease of the terror to come, especially with the red lighting.

 Posted April 16 in Horror, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Jon Cryer Reenacts 'Pretty in Pink' Lip Syncing with James Corden

Jon Cryer as Duckie

While lip syncing is all the rage, with much thanks to Jimmy Fallon's antics on "The Tonight Show," not to mention the new Spike TV series "Lip Sync Battle" which just churns out viral clips of celebrities each week, this isn't anything new. In fact, one of the more iconic lip syncing scenes in entertainment history comes from all the way back in 1986 from the John Hughes teenage romance classic Pretty in Pink. In that film. Jon Cryer plays the hopeless romantic best friend of Andie (Molly Ringwald), and in one entertaining scene, he enters the record store she works in and lip sync's Otis Redding's "Try A Little Tenderness." And now Cryer has returned to reenact that scene nearly 30 years later on "The Late Late Show." Watch below!

 Posted April 16 in Cool Stuff, Humor, To Watch | Comments

Watch: New US Trailer for Studio Ghibli's 'When Marnie Was There'

When Marnie Was There

"Promise me something - that we'll remain a secret, forever." GKids has released a new trailer for Studio Ghibli's When Marnie Was There, the studio's last feature film for the time being that opened in Japan last year. From Hiromasa Yonebayashi, director of Secret World of Arrietty, based on Joan G. Robinson's children's book, When Marnie Was There is a tender, beautiful ghost story of friendship and understanding. The English version of the film (which this is a trailer for) comes with voices from Hailee Steinfeld, Kiernan Shipka, John C. Reilly, Vanessa Williams, Geena Davis, Kathy Bates, Ellen Burstyn, Catherine O’Hara, Grey Griffin, Ava Acres and Raini Roodriguez. I still recommend the Japanese version, but both will be available. I recently saw this film and it's quite charming, but not as fantastic as any of Ghibli's past work. Take a look.

 Posted April 15 in Animation, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Learn About Walt Disney & 'Tomorrowland' in Two New Featurettes

Tomorrowland

There's still a lot of mystery surrounding this summer's sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland from director Brad Bird, but it's a Disney film, and it has direct ties to the theme park attraction of the same name that has been around for decades since Walt Disney was still alive. Now two new featurettes dive into the fascination that Disney himself had with the innovations of the future, and the ideas he had in order to make civilization more efficient, not to mention the narrative in the film as well. And the footage also shows that there's a lot of inspiration from the past with regards to what we'll see on the big screen next month.

 Posted April 15 in Featurette, SciFi, To Watch | Comments

'Mad Max: Fury Road' Legacy Trailer Drives into Franchise History

Mad Max: Fury Road

"But most of all, I remember the Road Warrior." Mad Max: Fury Road may be continuing a franchise that hasn't been active in decades, but the wild and crazy trailers for the summer release certainly have plenty of people excited. But if there are those who have no idea what to expect from the film starring Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron, or may be looking for a little more background on George Miller's insane, post-apocalyptic franchise, a new trailer has popped up that dives into the legacy of Mad Max, starting way back in 1979. The trailer runs through footage from the original films before Fury Road gets teased. Watch!

 Posted April 15 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

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