Despite the release date placement of this new thriller Reasonable Doubt, the presence of Dominic Cooper and Samuel L. Jackson actually have me giving it a second glance. The first trailer for the film makes it feel like a thriller that wouldn't be out of place in the 90s, as a District Attorney who thinks he's responsible for killing a man in a hit and run accident, inadvertently sets free the accused killer, thinking he's innocent. The only downside here is that the trailer seems to give away the whole movie, unless there's a twist that will save it. Still, this one looks better than most of the films coming to theaters early next year.
"We're in the same boat, man!" To follow up all the Sundance announcements, here is a very cool action-thriller short film titled Proximity, or spelled PROXiMITY in the short, directed by up-and-comer Ryan Connolly (@ryan_connolly). The concept is key here, and it's all about messing with your mind as they're messing with the characters' minds. There's a good twist at the end and more than anything it's just a well done, super low budget little short showcasing the talent of Connolly and his cast/crew. He says there are over 50 VFX shots in the short, but you can barely tell. View the 11-min film in full and get more info below.
Following the shiny, sexy and stylish teaser poster for the long delayed horror thriller Nurse 3D from Lionsgate, we finally have a teaser trailer for the film arriving next February. With a Single White Female vibe, this looks like a sultry but trashy movie that feels like a Skinemax movie that looks pretty. Paz De La Huerta leads the charge as a nurse who becomes obsessed with one of her co-workers (Katrina Bowden), but when she pulls away from her aggressive advances, that's when things get deadly. We suppose the rampant sex and nudity isn't a far cry from other horror movies, but it feels like 3D softcore porn. Watch?
We got a tease of January's new found footage horror attempt The Devil's Due just in time for Halloween in October, and now a second trailer gives us another look at the film chronicling the genesis of a devilish baby. Zach Gilford and Allison Miller star as a couple who find themselves with a surprise pregnancy that begins tearing their family apart. The trailer begins in the aftermath of something terrible with Gilford being questioned by the police, sitting with blood on his face and clothes. It's weird that the 20th Century Fox logo doesn't show up until halfway through the trailer, but whatever. This looks like it could be spooky.
"I'm in a glass case of emotion!" Bad news, sports fans. While Ron Burgundy was slated to join ESPN's SportsCenter today as guest host (we teased his interview with Peyton Manning yesterday), the appearance featuring Will Ferrell along with David Koechner as Champ Kind (WHAMMY!) has been canceled. ESPN announced the bad news (via THR) because of a news conference regarding sexual assault allegations against quarterback Jameis Winston set for today, and that will take prominence as real sports news. But to stop your tears, we have Steve Carell's incredible audition video as weatherman Brick Tamland when Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was still just developing. Watch below!
Though a few days have passed since the untimely death of Fast & Furious star Paul Walker, there are still plenty of fans grieving along with the actor's close friends and family. Universal just officially announced production halt on Fast & Furious 7 following rumblings that the studio might start the sequel over from scratch, with several theories of how they would handle the leading actor's passing. But that's all business stuff. Now the studio wanted to pay tribute to their fallen franchise star with this touching video featuring clips of Walker from the entirety of the high speed action franchise. It's just a shame that he's really gone.
"It's just a matter of time before I face those with more power than I can overcome." Well, it looks like The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is really going all out with this sequel. This teaser trailer is action-packed and completely different from what was shown at Comic-Con this past summer, and it shows hints of action with all three of the villains featured on the triptych poster (which you can review again below). We're not sure how director Marc Webb is going to pull all of this off in one movie, but since there have been talks of a lead-up to the Sinister Six, our favorite webslinger doesn't have to defeat all these villains yet. Watch below!
"Anddd, roll!" He's back! With the release of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug just around the corner, Peter Jackson has debuted the latest production video blog, #13, for the cinematic trilogy. This follows the 12th video blog which arrived back in November, showing the process behind shooting pick-up scenes. This time around we find out why Peter says shooting parts of The Hobbit is "just like I used to do in the old days, at home, on Super 8 camera," and explore more of the cast and crew putting finishing touches on The Desolation of Smaug. We also meet Stephen Fry as the Master of Laketown, plus plenty of others.
It's Gladiator meets Dante's Peak in Pompeii, the newest film from Resident Evil franchise director Paul W.S. Anderson. With a story that follows slaves fighting in an arena, Kit Harrington finds himself in even more danger when Mount Vesuvius begins to erupt and destroy the city and all its inhabitants. However, he must also try to save the woman he loves (Emily Browning) in the midst of this volcanic disaster. The film comes to theaters in 3D next February, however, it looks far too dark and smoky to actually look good in the format. Even in 2D, it's difficult to see many of the actors in all the smoke and ash.
We've highlighted one of the awards season roundtables from The Hollywood Reporter featuring the directors of some of the likely Oscar contenders, and the trade has plenty more extended talks that you can check out with writers, actors, actresses, cinematographers and more right here. Now we have a roundtable focusing on one specific film: The Wolf of Wall Street. Legendary director Martin Scorsese sits down with Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill and screenwriter Terrence Winter for a 26-minute chat about the film, including the difficulty of cutting down the film from an initial 4-hour cut and much more. Watch!
"Let it be shown we chose to die on our feet rather than lie on our knees." As 2013 inches to a close, the movies of 2014 are getting nearer. One of the earlier blockbusters in the spring will be 300: Rise of an Empire, the adaptation of Frank Miller's graphic novel with elements of the story taking place before, during and after Zack Snyder's 3oo. Now a new full length trailer shows off tons of new footage from the follow-up, with a large focus put on Eva Green as the villainous Artemesia, and a little less time spent on our new hero, Sullivan Stapleton as Themistocles, wearing a blue cloth so people don't get confused, I suppose. The visuals look like they just might outdo 300, but what about the story? Watch the trailer below!
"That's the sound of fucking freedom!" We've seen one trailer from the United Kingdom for the raunchy comedy Dom Hemingway starring Jude Law, and now a red band trailer shows us just how dirty the Sherlock Holmes star will get. Fresh out of prison, Law plays a wild man who not only makes of for lost time with tons of booze and boobs, but also gets right back into the thick of the underworld, wanting reparations for keeping his mouth shut and spending time in prison instead of giving up his mobster boss to the police. It's a shame this doesn't hit the US until spring, because Law may have been in the awards race. Watch it!
"Falling in love is kind of like a form of socially acceptable insanity." Though Scarlett Johansson may be ineligible for the Golden Globes (as if that popularity and bribery contest really matters), that won't stop audiences from soaking up her incredible vocal performance in Spike Jonze's charming new love story Her. For those who don't know, the story follows Joaquin Phoenix as a man struggling after a bad break-up, until he connects with Samantha, the new operating system of his mobile device. This new trailer gives us a second good look at the film with Arcade Fire's mesmerizing tune "Supersymmetry." Watch now!
Continuing the hype for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, we already know that Will Ferrell is guest hosting SportsCenter on ESPN on Thursday, December 5th (same day the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 arrives) as Ron Burgundy. Now we have a tease of Burgundy's appearance on the program, complete with an interview with Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. But that's not all. For all you scotch lovers, Riviera Imports is releasing Ron Burgundy Blended Scotch Whisky (Great Odin's Raven Special Reserve) sometime this month. Check out the interview and details on the new scotch below.