"I don't want 'em here, players don't want 'em here..." Bring on the Soviets. Sony Pictures Classics recently secured US distribution to this doc, titled Red Army, which will be premiering at the Cannes Film Festival as a Special Screening. It's actually a hockey doc, about "the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team." The first trailer has been out for a few months and now we can feature it with the premiere just a few weeks away. The doc "tells an extraordinary human story from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the friendships, the betrayals, and the personal dramas, which led to his transformation from national hero to political enemy." This looks really, really good. Fire it up below!
Despite dying in The Avengers in 2012, actor Clark Gregg has been rather busy as Agent Coulson on the ABC TV series "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." We're not sure if he'll ever make it back to the big screen within Marvel's interconnected cinematic universe, but he at least found time to make it back behind the camera for his second directing effort Trust Me. The film follows Gregg as a down-and-out agent that comes across a hopeful new client that could blast him into the big time. Gregg also brought fellow Marvel star Sam Rockwell along for the ride as his nemesis, and while it doesn't look amazing, it's probably worth watching.
"According to mythology, that's the inscription over the gates of hell." Following in the footsteps of The Descent and throwing in a little Raiders of the Lost Ark, the new horror film As Above, So Below from Devil director John Erick Dowdle and his co-writing brother Drew Dowdle will make you feel a little claustrophobic. A team of explorers go looking in an ancient catacomb under the streets of Paris to unearth one of the largest mass graves in history. But of course, they get trapped, and stumble upon a much darker secret in the underground system of secret caves and tunnels. This looks pretty damn spooky. Watch below!
"That thing on these tapes is not your mother." Last month we saw Mark Webber encounter some terror in the trailer for the SXSW selected thriller 13 Sins, but now he's venturing into the horror genre with Jessabelle. The film follows Sarah Snook as the titular character, a woman returning to her childhood home in Louisiana to recuperate from a horrific car accident. However, rather than finding peace there, she comes face to face with a long-tormented spirit that has been seeking her return. Webber plays a friend who tries to help her with this supernatural mystery. Looks like a standard horror film, but the main character being confined to a wheelchair changes things up since she can't escape easily. Maybe it'll be good? Watch!
Following a teaser trailer last summer, nearly a year later, a second teaser trailer for the horror sequel and franchise conclusion, [REC] 4 Apocalypse has arrived. The film hits theaters overseas sometime this fall, and this new teaser shows off the demonic infection spreading on an oil tanker where surviving reporter Angela Vidal (Manuela Velasco) has been taken for examination. The official synopsis says she's infected, but it seems like she's not the threat to everyone else on the ship, so maybe she's the key to finding the cure? Either way, this looks like a fantastic way to end the suspenseful international horror franchise. Watch it!
Hot on the heels of the most recent final theatrical trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, which is less than a month away from hitting theaters, there's a new Japanese trailer that has the same vibe, but shows off some bits of new footage, mostly with Asian superstar Fan Bingbing as the portal-making mutant Blink. It looks like she'll make the fight against the Sentinels pretty damn cool, and there's a good amount of Jennifer Lawrence showing off here as well. And while this Japanese trailer uses the same orchestral Led Zeppelin cue, the editing doesn't work with it, and feels oddly paced. But there's cool stuff to see. Watch!
"If the mailman has seen my vagina, we're moving." We've already seen some of the R-rated comedy that will be on display in Sex Tape, starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz as a couple who are desperately trying to track down and delete a homemade video of them having sex that accidentally got uploaded to the dastardly cloud. We weren't thoroughly impressed by the red band trailer because the comedy seemed to get a little too ridiculous and exaggerated at times. Now a new green band trailer has arrived that's somewhat better, but still hints at some of the over-the-top comedy that's in store. We're hoping for the best. Watch!
"It's Voldemort - he's hacking him!" Thank you, the internet and people of this world, for bringing us such awesome and crazy creations. This one is a mash-up of Harry Potter and, well, Akira, to create a badass cyber punk 80's anime. It's made by YouTube channel Nacho Punch and borrows heavily from Akira, but is similar to their other recent anime video parodying Star Wars. I happen to think this one is a bit better, and is not only funny in all the right spots, but has some nice animation for a YouTube comedy sketch. It's only just a quick trailer (if only it was the entire movie or even a short segment!) but damn is it fun. Enjoy!
"In 1954 we awakened something." The cool posters for Godzilla, the remake of the monster movie classic from director Gareth Edwards, just keep coming. The latest comes from IMAX to hype the release of the film on the giant screen, which will probably be worth seeing just for the sound alone, even if the film wasn't shot on IMAX cameras. In addition, there's a new international trailer from Japan that has popped up. This time we get a time frame for when we first encountered this giant monster and tried to kill it, and the year just so happens to be the same year that the original Japanese film was released, so that's cool. Watch now!
Following a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the eye-opening documentary Ivory Tower is coming to theaters, and the first trailer has arrived. Director Andrew Rossi (Page One: Inside The New York Times) dives into the world of higher education, looking at alternatives to the expensive universities that many of us flock towards after high school. With student debt climbing, and the quality of schools declining as they irresponsibly spend their money on many irrelevant amenities, it's a dangerous time to clamor for more education. This is a must watch for anyone considering a college education. Watch!
Following a premiere at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Bing Theater a year ago and hitting theaters in Japan shortly thereafter, the directorial debut of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami is coming to United States theaters by way of an eight-city tour. The film is called Jellyfish Eyes, and features a coming-of-age story that unfolds due to an unusual relationship with an odd jellyfish creature. Though the film is in the same vein as something like E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, you've never seen a story like this told with such a unique visual palette. Details on where you can catch this film are below along with the trailer.
When the sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For hits theaters in August, it will have been nearly 10 years since the first graphic novel adaptation hit theaters. It remains to be seen if there's still an audience eager for more of Frank Miller's seedy, stylized film noir, but with an impressive cast that posts Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Eva Green, Mickey Rourke, Ray Liotta, Rosario Dawson, Josh Brolin, Jessica Alba and many more, there should be some interest at least. Now to hype things up we have a shorter trailer for the sequel, which is like a condensed version of the original teaser from last month. Watch below!
Following their tasty, international comedy The Trip in 2010, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon are back for seconds with The Trip to Italy. The comedy sequel debuted at Sundance earlier this year, and is already airing for our friends across the pond on BBC. But here in the United States, the film will hit theaters sometime this year, and the first trailer has arrived to show off more fantastic impressions, in depth discussions on particular music, and in a bit of meta writing, the merit of sequels. For anyone who enjoyed the largely improvised original film (which is on Netflix Instant), this looks like a fun return. Watch below!
"I will not be intimidated." Liberty has debuted two new trailers for the indie WWII drama Walking with the Enemy, directed by Mark Schmidt, starring an international cast including Sir Ben Kingsley looking like a fine chap, all right, plus Jonas Armstrong (Book of Blood, Edge of Tomorrow), Hannah Tointon (The Children, The Body, The Lost Future), Burn Gorman (Pacific Rim, The Dark Knight Rises), Mark Wells and William Hope (Captain America, Dark Shadows). The film is set mostly in Hungary, and looks surprisingly powerful and epic, despite the indie feeling to it. Two new trailers join the original trailer a few months ago. This looks like it might be worth seeing, but it doesn't have many good reviews yet. Take a look.