Regardless of whether or not you're annoyed with the whitewashing of the cast in Ridley Scott's latest epic Exodus: Gods & Kings, the film is arriving this winter, and plenty of people will go see it, oblivious to the controversy that has stirred up online. And to drum up more hype, two TV spots for the film have arrived showing off the conflict that arises between two brothers, Moses (Christian Bale) and Ramses (Joel Edgerton), and the battle that ensues as one follows his destiny to save his people, and the other is driven by his desire to be remembered as a god. Could this be Scott's return to glory on the big screen? Watch now!
"To erase the line between Man and Machine is to obscure the line between Men and Gods." A24 Films has premiered the first teaser trailer for screenwriter Alex Garland's directorial debut from his own script, a sci-fi called Ex Machina starring Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis, Drive, Star Wars) as the CEO of a company who invites a young prodigy at his company to meet with the first true artificial intelligence. Ava is played by Alicia Vikander (Anna Karenina, The Fifth Estate, Son of a Gun), and Domhnall Gleeson (Frank, About Time, Dredd) plays Caleb. I've been anxiously awaiting footage from Garland's feature debut and this looks absolutely great, even for just a teaser trailer. It's intense and mysterious. Watch below now!
We first wrote about this documentary a few months ago, originally posting a video of Banksy showcasing his own work, not actually a trailer. HBO has, finally, launched a trailer for the documentary Banksy Does New York that they're airing in November. It'll actually be available starting this Friday via the HBO GO app, so if this captures your attention there isn't too long of a wait to see it. The trailer shows a doc that seems to be indeed based on "user-generated footage", with pop up tweets and videos, but there's not much to it. I honestly was expecting to see more, especially with Banksy putting together a three minute trailer. Maybe more will come, then again I want to watch this doc right now anyway. More on Banksy's NY show.
It's been two years since Susanne Bier wrapped production on the period drama Serena, but the film has sat on a shelf without any indication of when it might finally hit theaters. It's already been released across the pond, and now the US trailer has finally arrived with the film getting released early next year. Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper reteam again in the story of George (Cooper) and Serena Pemberton (Lawrence), love-struck newly-weds, who begin to build a timber empire. However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, their marriage begins to unravel. Watch it!
"They're coming, Katniss. They're gonna kill everyone! You'll be dead by morning!" Tickets are finally on sale for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, so if you absolutely have to see the first showing of the movie, then check your local listings and guarantee your seat in the theaters on opening night. In the meantime, one final trailer for the first chapter in the two-part finale has been revealed. It doesn't show much more that we haven't already seen but there's a pretty intense exchange between Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and the imprisoned Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nice message for President Snow. Watch!
Normally, we don't like to post clips from upcoming movies, because we think that they should only be seen within the context of a movie, and they don't sell a film as something that needs to be seen in the same way that a trailer does. Having said that, since Hydra leaked the teaser trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, that prompted Marvel Studios to release another tease of the sequel. And the only reason we're posting it is because it's the fun scene that was played at Comic-Con this past summer with Tony Stark, Steve Rogers and the rest of The Avengers crew trying to pick up Thor's hammer after a party. Watch below!
"I wanted to make the ski trip to hell!" That's exactly what he has made. I really, really love Ruben Östlund's Force Majeure, it's one of my favorite films this year and if you're looking for something fun and original to watch give this one a look. I've been pushing this film and highlighting it as much as possible because it's not easy to get Marvel audiences interested in Swedish films about a family on a "ski trip to hell". But this is one of those great films that stands out in a crowd, and you will probably want to visit the Alps after. While traveling to promote the release, I met up with Swedish writer and director Ruben Östlund (of the films Play, Involuntary and Gitarrmongot previously) to talk about Force Majeure. Watch the full video below.
In theaters this week is horror anthology sequel The ABCs of Death 2, featuring 26 short segments of wacky, grotesque, creative horror. Perfectly timed for Halloween along with the theatrical release of the film (currently available on VOD from Magnet Releasing) is the latest discussion point: what are the greatest movie deaths of all time? Have at it! In addition to our interview, we get to feature this fun discussion between filmmaker Jerome Sable and producer/writer Nicholas Musurca about what movie deaths they love. It starts with The Lion King and ends with Bambi, but there's some brutality discussed as well. Dive in.
The Weinstein Company just recently pulled their family film Paddington from the original Christmas Day release date to arrive in the middle of January 2015 instead. But since the film is still on track for release around Thanksgiving in the United Kingdom, a new trailer form across the pond has just arrived. And what makes this trailer much better than the first is that Ben Whishaw (Skyfall) can finally be heard as the voice of the title bear (he replaced Colin Firth after a "conscious uncoupling" occurred). This still looks pretty silly and childish, but movies like this always pop up around the holidays for the kids, so there ya go.
We're still waiting to see when the latest film from director Spike Lee, a non-traditional vampire flick called Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, will hit theaters, but there's still plenty of work the filmmaker has done that you can see right now. Lee directed the stand-up specials Katt Williams: Priceless and Jerrod Carmichael: Love at the Store (both are available on HBO right now), and he was also behind the camera for a great little documentary short called I Throw Like a Girl. The 16-minute doc focuses on Mo'ne Davis, a 13-year old Little League pitcher who made waves at the Little League World Series this past summer. She's awesome.
Since Kevin Smith's Tusk couldn't last in theaters over a couple weeks, maybe Justin Long will have better luck with a six-year spanning romance in Comet. The indie premiered at The Los Angeles Film Festival and follows a complicated relationship between the uptight Dell (Long) and a bright young girl named Kimberly (Emmy Rossum of "Shameless"). Set in a parallel universe, the film bounces back and forth over the course of an unlikely romance that lasts six years and moves from Paris to New York, but not before it all starts at Hollywood Forever during a meteor shower. This looks like a pretty great indie romance. Watch!
"You probably don't stock this in your shop." What better way to freak people out for Halloween than with something that is totally fucked up? If this short didn't have a Hollywood cast included, I probably would've skipped right over it (especially running at 18 minutes) but alas, here we are, sharing with you the one of the craziest shorts I've seen yet. Titled Dog Food from writer/director Brian Crano (@briancrano), the short stars Cory Michael Smith, Amanda Seyfried, David Craig and an adorable dog. Tip: don't watch this if you're eating, or about to start eating food anytime soon, as you may lose your appetite. Oh and I should say that, yes, the director is actually a dog owner/lover. Which might explain the way this ends. So have fun!
You might not expect a vampire western to come out of a country like Iran, but here we are with the first trailer for an indie called A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, one of the official selections of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival from earlier this year. This is a genre film through and through to the point that the trailer almost feels like it was directed by a young, foreign Quentin Tarantino or Robert Rodriguez. The press release cites influences from spaghetti westerns, horror and Iranian New Wave, and that's all perfectly on display here. This looks like a foreign film to go out of your way to see whenever possible. Watch now!
There may not be a new movie from Terrence Malick this year (we never really know when his films are going to arrive), but his protégé, director A.J. Edwards has delivered The Better Angels, a coming of age drama focusing on historical icon Abraham Lincoln. But rather than looking at his presidential years, the black and white film looks at the formative years of the future emancipator, his family, the hardships that shaped him, the tragedy that marked him forever, and the two women who guided him to immortality. There's a large influence of Malick in style and storytelling, so this won't be for everybody, but the theatrical trailer looks good. Jason Clarke, Diane Kruger and newcomer Braydon Denney star in the film.