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Billy Crystal & Jimmy Fallon Reminisce About the Late Robin Williams

Billy Crystal & Jimmy Fallon

After giving a heartfelt Emmy tribute to his friend and comedic partner in crime Robin Williams, fellow comedian Billy Crystal stopped by "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, and they both reminisced about the legend we lost. Both Fallon and Crystal each share stories involving Williams and his wild antics, including a bus trip to the Kennedy Center with Martin Short, Rob Reiner, Jon Lovitz, Danny DeVito and Williams himself making fun of some of the bad movies he made, which launched a whole series of jokes from the rest of the bus. It's hilarious but bittersweet, and you can tell Crystal really misses his good friend.

 Posted September 19 in To Watch | Comments

Watch: First Trailer for Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' Starring Amy Adams

Big Eyes Trailer

"You don't even know what the truth is!" Finally! The first trailer for the latest Tim Burton film has debuted, but this may not be what you're expecting. Burton's Big Eyes stars Amy Adams as artist Margaret Keane, who painted the "big eyes" portraits that became popular in the 1950s and 60s. Her husband, Walter Keane played by Christoph Waltz, eventually claimed credit for her paintings. Burton's take on the story is much more realistic and straightforward than we most may be expecting, but that's not to say it doesn't look fantastic. Adams especially, my goodness is she always a powerhouse. Looking forward to seeing how this alters the Oscar game. From the looks of it, Adams may be the one to beat. Take a look at Big Eyes below.

 Posted September 18 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

First Look: Animation Test Footage from Genndy Tartakovsky's 'Popeye'

Popeye

Sony Pictures Animation isn't slated to release their adaptation of the classic cartoon Popeye into theaters until sometime in 2016. But that's not stopping the studio and director Genndy Tartakovsky from giving audiences their first look at the spinach-eating sailor and his computer animated feature film. Some animation test footage has just surfaced online, but rather than this just being a leak or a random bit of footage from the movie, it's all part of a lovely little featurette that shows how Tartakovsky has always been fascinated with Popeye. We get to see sketches, storyboards and more. It's a nice introduction. Watch now!

 Posted September 18 in Animation, To Watch | Comments

Watch: 'Tusk' Featurette on How Film Went from Podcast to Screen

Tusk

Starting this weekend, you can finally catch Kevin Smith's odd little indie Tusk, the story of a podcast personality who finds himself held captive and obligated to fulfill the strange desires of a man with a walrus obsession. And if you're curious as to just how a peculiar story like this found its way to the big screen, a featurette has come online explaining how one of Smith's real podcasts actually inspired him to make the movie. Alex caught the film at TIFF last month and called it "cult horror comedy done right, with silliness creeping around every corner." And don't forget about the medical marijuana tie-in to smoke it up. Watch!

 Posted September 18 in Featurette, Horror, To Watch | Comments

Bloody & Monstrous Red Band Trailer for 'V/H/S: Viral' Has Arrived

V/H/S: Viral

Following an erotic first look at V/H/S: Viral, the third film in the found footage horror anthology, the first red band trailer for the film has arrived, and it's absolutely nuts. There's some crazy aliens, big monsters, a crazy guy with real magical powers, and tons of blood and stuff that is just NSFW at all. This promises to be the craziest installment yet with Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, Aaron Moorhead, Marcel Sarmiento and Nacho Vigalondo all directing segments this time around. It's a shame this one didn't premiere at Sundance like the last two, but at least we'll get to see it later this fall. Watch below now!

 Posted September 18 in Horror, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Must Watch: Oscar Isaac in J.C. Chandor's 'A Most Violent Year' Trailer

A Most Violent Year

"When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump." So far, we've only gotten a single first look photo from A Most Violent Year, the latest film directed by J.C. Chandor, who last was at the helm of All is Lost. But now we finally get a good look at the film by way of a teaser trailer, along with the announcement of an awards qualifying release in NY and LA at the end of the year. The film starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac is set during one of the most violent years in The Big Apple's history, following an immigrant family trying to expand their business and capitalize on opportunities amid violence, decay and corruption. There's definitely a Godfather vibe at work and it looks great. Watch below!

 Posted September 18 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: Full Trailer for Badass Maori Action Movie 'The Dead Lands'

The Dead Lands Trailer

Journey to the place where the warrior spirit was born. Feast your eyes on this awesome trailer. XYZ Films has finally unleashed a trailer for Toa Fraser's The Dead Lands, a badass Maori action flick from New Zealand about the Maori warriors. The film just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, where I first saw it, and it's damn good - packed with action, it moves fast, all in Maori about Maori. This first trailer gives us a look at the cast including James Rolleston as the boy, Hongi, along with Lawrence Makoare as The Warrior, also featuring Te Kohe Tuhaka, Xavier Horan and Raukura Turei. They make this look so awesome, there's no way you won't want to see this. Take a look. "If I do not return... tell stories about me."

 Posted September 18 in Foreign Film, Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Whoa! Bad Robot Shows Off the Millennium Falcon with a Bonus Part

Millennium Falcon

There's been a fun little back and forth between the productions of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Star Wars: Episode VII over the past few months. Director Zack Snyder kicked it off with a picture of Henry Cavill as a Jedi (inexplicably with a red lightsaber), and went on to create an action figure scene with Batman on Tatooine with R2-D2 and most recently, a Stormtrooper getting caught trying to steal the new Batmobile. Bad Robot previously fired back with a picture of C-3PO protecting Gotham City and now they've released a new video of the life-size Millennium Falcon set piece, and there's a special treat.

 Posted September 18 in DC, Hype, Star Wars, To Watch | Comments

Watch: Cheer for World Destruction in Sci-Fi Short 'It's Payback Time'

It's Payback Time

From Pixar to Studio Ghibli to Laika, we love all kinds of animation. And because we also like showcasing short films from time to time, calling attention to this fantastic animated short called It's Payback Time seemed right up our alley. These little gray creatures find their world in upheaval when a mysterious blue substance is leading to catastrophic destruction. Where is this coming from? What's going on? Will they ever survive? While normally you might find yourself rooting for the little guys to overcome this disastrous development, the twist ending will actually have you glad to see this world destroyed. Watch the short now!

 Posted September 18 in Animation, Short Film, To Watch | Comments

Watch: Second Trailer for Jason Reitman's 'Men, Women & Children'

Men, Women & Children

"I think if I disappeared tomorrow, the universe wouldn't really notice." Following a bleak and depressing teaser trailer last month, the full theatrical trailer for Jason Reitman's social media based relationship drama Men, Women & Children has arrived. This is a great trailer, but man does this look like a downer. It seems like everyone's relationships are crumbling or in some state of disarray, with everyone looking for something or someone to fill a void in their lives. This looks like a showcase of stellar performances from Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt and everyone else in the film. Watch below!

 Posted September 17 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Official US Trailer for Ruben Östlund's Dark Comedy 'Force Majeure'

Force Majeure Trailer

"An ice cold knockout." Easily one of my favorite films of the year, Force Majeure from Swedish director Ruben Östlund is an entertaining dark comedy that everyone has been falling for once they get the chance to see it. Johannes Bah Kuhnke & Lisa Loven Kongsli star as the parents of a family on a skiing vacation in the French alps. When a freak avalanche causes the family to scramble for survival, it screws up the rest of their trip and things only seem to be getting crazier. As much as it may not sound like tons of fun, or seem like a dark comedy at first, this film is brilliant and lives up to the hype. Similar to the first teaser & trailer we featured back in May, this trailer includes stunning shots of the mountains, and a taste of the madness.

 Posted September 17 in Foreign Film, Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Another New Trailer for Gabe Polsky's USSR Hockey Doc 'Red Army'

Red Army Trailer

"I was happy kid. I play game. I play hockey." Sony Classics has unveiled their official US trailer for Gabe Polsky's documentary Red Army, about hockey player Viacheslav "Slava" Fetisov and the monstrous USSR hockey team during the Cold War. The doc has been playing at film festivals–see the first trailer–all summer, from Cannes to Telluride, and will be hitting US theaters in January next year. In the meantime, this trailer has arrived to remind you that this doc is awesome and you will want to see it, even if you're a big hockey nerd and know this story already. It's so much fun, and fascinating, as it lifts the Iron Curtain and takes us inside Russia during the Cold War. How is their hockey always so good? Find out in Red Army.

 Posted September 17 in Docs, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Alternate Trailer for 'The Guest' Should Convince You to See It Now

The Guest

Today, Adam Wingard & Simon Barrett's latest thriller The Guest hits limited theaters, and if it's playing nearby, you need to make sure to see it. But if for some reason you're not convinced yet, Hobo with a Shotgun director Jason Eisener was commissioned to cut an alternate trailer that shows off how slick, fun and bad ass this indie thriller really is. Dan Stevens is likely going to be a big star, even if this movie doesn't do the trick, and you can see how charming, dashing and fantastic he is just in this brief trailer. Seriously, it's a slow time at movie theaters right now, so take a chance, and go see The Guest now. Watch!

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

Watch: Alan Rickman Stars in Mesmerizing, Creepy Short Film 'Dust'

Alan Rickman - Dust Short Film

Who doesn't love Alan Rickman? You may change your mind after this short, though not likely. Rickman played Professor Snape in the Harry Potter series, but is also an accomplished stage and TV actor and has appeared in films like Dogma, Galaxy Quest, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Sense & Sensibility, Love Actually, Alice in Wonderland as the Blue Caterpillar, Bottle Shock, Lee Daniels' The Butler and CBGB. He stars in this short titled Dust, from co-writers/directors Ben Ockrent & Jake Russell, that will freak you out at first. Once you get it, and once you figure out what's going on, you'll either be smiling or going nuts. I believe it's a odd kind of dark comedy, so laugh it up. Or report the authorities. Either way, enjoy this short.

 Posted September 17 in Short Film, To Watch | Comments

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