With a classic style and plenty of intensity, the full theatrical trailer for the French crime thriller The Connection has just arrived, and it's simply excellent. Touted as the European side to the American classic The French Connection, the foreign film was picked up by Drafthouse Films to get a limited release this summer, and once you see this trailer for the film starring Oscar winner Jean Dujardin, you'll see why the cinephile distribution house wanted to get as many people to see it as possible. This looks like the kind of crime thriller they don't make anymore, with a vibe that calls back to the 70s filmmaking. Watch below!
"As the world fell, each of us in our own way was broken." Hot on the heels of a new TV spot, a second full trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road has arrived offering tons more beautiful footage, and a much better idea of the story. It looks like Tom Hardy keeps trying to escape captivity while Charlize Theron has stolen a group of enslaved women from the clutches of the terrifying, masked villain. We're not sure when Theron and Hardy cross paths, but that's obviously inevitable. The action on display here looks breathtaking and just incredible. If the trailers are any indicator his has the potential to be the best blockbuster of the year.
"I thought if I could deliver Oliver Lawless I'd be a hero." After premiering at Sundance earlier this year, the outrageous bromantic comedy The D-Train has just debuted its first trailer. Jack Black stars in the film as Dan Landsman, always trying to be the cool guy, but never getting invited out to the bar with his co-workers. But then he thinks the magic ticket lies in getting old classmate Oliver Lawless (James Marsden), who seems to be a successful actor in Los Angeles, to come to the next high school reunion. But his attempt results in more than he bargained for. Thankfully, the trailer only hints at the hilarious twist. I loved this comedy at Sundance, and it's probably Black's best since School of Rock in 2003. Watch below!
It's been five years since the world was captivated by the ongoing tragedy of 33 Chilean miners who were trapped a half-mile underground after an accident in a mine caused it to collapse. After 69 days, every single one of the trapped miners was rescued for a happy ending. Not long after, a feature film was put into the works, and now the first international trailer for that film has arrived. The 33 is based on that story, and while it takes place in Chile, the entire film is in English (which is annoying). Antonio Banderas, Lou Diamond Phillips, Rodrigo Santoro and Juliette Binoche star in the film, and it looks pretty decent.
Camera nerds and cinematographers gather ’round. A video has been uploaded to YouTube that features cinematographer Joe Dunton (Dance Craze, Checkout Girl) explaining in great detail the various lenses (and cameras) that Stanley Kubrick used as a filmmaker. It's very nerdy and seems to be an older video that is only now making the rounds; we were tipped by Filmmaker Magazine. Joe shows off and discusses a number of the various lenses, wides and zooms, that Kubrick used plus his favorite camera the Arriflex IIc. Get ready for a trip back in time, as he says most of these were popular in the 50s and 60s, but that's fine they're still great lenses. Whether you're a filmmaker or photographer or not, this is worth a quick watch.
"Bring one of your cats as a sidekick." After debuting at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this month, a second trailer for Paul Feig's latest comedy, Spy, has just come online. Melissa McCarthy is in the lead role, and while the first trailer had me on the fence, I'm starting to warm up to this one a little bit. There's still some goofy, slapstick comedy, and McCarthy is still being crass and rough around the edges, but here's some good lines here. At the very least, this will bring some laughs because it looks like Jason Statham is going to steal the movie. And if you want to see the movie early, there are some surprise, free advanced screenings around the United States that are happening tonight Find out more right here. Watch below!
"Brace your boobies." There's plenty of slick heists, from Ocean's Eleven to Inside Man, but the story at the heart of Masterminds doesn't seem to be one of them. In the action comedy from Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), a robbery is planned by a ragtag team of dimwits including Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig and Owen Wilson, and somehow they get away with it. But that's just where the chaos seems to begin. It's hard to tell what's going on in this chaotic teaser trailer for the comedy, but Jason Sudeikis already seems like he will be the high point of this flick, with the low point being that terrible wig Galifianakis is wearing.
"He thinks you can fix the future." Along with last night's new TV spot for Jurassic World, a new TV spot for Tomorrowland from director Brad Bird also played during the season finale of "The Walking Dead," and it's now online. This one shows some new footage that wasn't seen in the most recent US trailer, but did appear in the completely different Japanese trailer that has since been taken offline. Britt Robertson is pegged as being the key to saving the future by George Clooney, though Hugh Laurie seems to be a bit skeptical. What's that cool gun that blasts through a comic book shop? We'll have to wait and see. Watch!
"The wolves, if they're not already at your door, they're gonna be there very fucking soon." If you though the previous US trailer and international trailer for Ryan Gosling's directorial debut Lost River were weird, then this new extended trailer for the Cannes selected film is really going to creep you out. For some reason, it's labeled as a featurette, but this is clearly an extended red band trailer with salty language, unnerving peeling of Christina Hendricks' face, Ben Mendelsohn dancing and some gorgeous cinematography. It certainly looks beautiful, but feels like it's trying to be weird for the sake of being weird.
While Kevin Smith is rounding up the cast to shoot Mallrats 2 next year, right now he's getting ready to shoot Clerks 3. And coincidentally, this fall will bring a biopic about how the filmmaker launched his career with the original Clerks, an indie hit at Sundance in 1993. Shooting Clerks will feature familiar faces like Smith himself, Jason Mewes, Brian O’Halloran, Scott Mosier, Walter Flanagan and more, but they won't be playing the character's from Smith's film or even themselves. Instead an unknown cast is bringing to life these characters in the story of how Clerks came to be, and a teaser trailer has just arrived. It looks like a student film, but in a charming way, and seems to be something that Smith's fans will enjoy. Watch?
"As the world fell, it was hard to know who was more crazy. Me or everyone else." Now that it's spring, we're getting closer and closer to the May release of the insane action extravaganza Mad Max: Fury Road. The film will play at Cannes Film Festival in France, but only one day before it's unleashed here in the United States. And to continue hyping the film, a new extended TV spot for the film starring Tom Hardy (with an unrecognizable voice again) and Charlize Theron has arrived with some new footage. It seems like this film is one massive car chase across the post-apocalyptic desert, and that's just fine. Watch!
The blockbuster summer of 2015 is almost upon us, and we should be getting some new glimpses of the tentpole releases sooner than later. And since last night brought the finale of "The Walking Dead," and studios new that millions would be watching, Universal Pictures unleashed a new TV spot for Jurassic World. There's not tons of new footage, but there's definitely some stuff we haven't seen before. In fact, this spot reveals that the Indominus Rex had already killed its sibling before it begins trekking across the park and killing for sport. This hybrid dinosaur is certainly going to be a force to be reckoned with. Watch!
Five grandmasters hunted by a serial killer. This actually looks way better than it sounds, so give it a look. Well Go USA has released a trailer for Kung Fu Killer, a new film starring martial arts master Donnie Yen killer and a kung fu expert, who convinces the police to recruit him to track down a serial killer in return for his freedom. Sounds like the perfect kind of plot for a cheesy martial arts movie, but it seems to be a few notches above that. Charlie Yeung, Baoqiang Wang, Bing Bai, Deep Ng and Alex Fong also star in this martial arts thriller from Hong Kong. The big skeleton set piece looks cool, and all the action gets awesome in the second half of this trailer, so don't stop watching too early. I really want to see this! Enjoy.
Last night, action superstar Dwayne Johnson returned to "Saturday Night Live" as host of the staple late night sketch series. Every time the wrestler turned actor comes back to Studio 8H, the episode is that much better. Johnson just throws himself into every sketch, has surprisingly great comedic timing, and just has a bunch of fun. Over the past few years, Johnson has become known for reinvigorating franchises, and last night "SNL" felt that thunder with one of the best episodes of the season so far. Coincidentally enough, in that episode, he also had an opening monologue about how he's "franchise viagra" and tossed out some ideas for how he can join other film series'. Oh, and he was also a badass Bambi out for revenge. Watch!