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.
"I triple dog dare you...!" Ohhh it's on now. This is hilarious, and I can't help but post it. One of my (and everyone's) all-time favorite holiday classics is A Christmas Story, and one of the best scenes in the film is the one where a kid gets his tongue stuck to the flagpole and the fire department has to come. We've been following Improv Everywhere's fun new video series "Movies in Real Life" taking scenes and moments and repeating them in the real world, and this scene is the latest to be translated. And boy do they do this one right - with prosthetic thumbs, hidden cameras and kids in character. It's awesome. One of the best yet!
"I want to fall asleep in your arms..." Roadside has debuted the first official trailer for In Secret, an indie romantic thriller starring Elizabeth Olsen at the center of a sultry Parisian love triangle. The two lovers are Oscar Isaac, who is getting plenty of attention starring in Inside Llewyn Davis, and Tom Felton, last seen in Rise of the Planet of the Apes. While this starts out slow, it picks up by the end with intriguing plot twists (they do reveal quite a bit) and gorgeous cinematography in the second half. Despite the big twist being revealed (warning!) in this trailer, I'm still interested in checking it out. Something about that Olsen.
After kicking off a retrospective look at the year of 2012 on the big screen, The Sleepy Skunk is back with The 2013 Movie Trailer Mash-Up, a chronicle of this past year in film. Masterfully edited with some bad ass music, all of the movies seamlessly blend into the other in action, style and more. And while the first half is fast-paced, complete with shots of Iron Man 3, Pacific Rim, The Great Gatsby and more, the second half slows things down with mesmerizing shots from Man of Steel and characters from The Book Thief, Blue is the Warmest Color, The Spectacular Now and others. It's a great look back at 2013.
"Mr. President, we are at a point in this war that is the most dangerous to the greatest historical achievements known to man." If you've watched the trailers for The Monuments Men and thought that this feels like Ocean's Eleven heads to World War II, this new trailer from the UK will only strengthen that observation as it includes a recognizable track from the first heist film that also starred George Clooney and Matt Damon. While the film still looks fantastic, we just wish it hadn't been delayed to February 2014, therefore completely shaking up the Oscar race this season. At least we don't have to wait another year.
If you're one of those cinephiles engrained enough in the movie news world to know the name Nikki Finke, then you know all about the drama the journalist and founder of Deadline Hollywood has created with various executives and other trade news outlets. The controversial and extremely private Finke was recently forced out of Deadline by Jay Penske (who also owns Variety) after buying the website awhile back, and now we're waiting for her to start her own new movie news outlet yet again. Well, the folks at Funny or Die decided to bring Finke's story to life in the form of this perfect faux trailer for Deadline: The Movie.
"Some kids, they wanna grow up and be president. Some kids wanna be a doctor... I just wanted to be bad." Hah, yes - more Alien please! A24 is continuing their push for James Franco for Best Supporting Actor in Spring Breakers, and they've released a quick video on YouTube highlighting his performance and many of the quotes praising it. Back in October we ran a post with the headline: A24 Really IS Pushing James Franco for a Spring Breakers Oscar featuring some print ads, and I've been reminding people they really are serious about this. Will all of this honest, serious campaigning make a difference? Will he actually get a nomination? I'm not entirely sure, but I don't mind supporting their push to get one! Good luck, A24.
There's almost been too much promotion for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, but honestly, each appearance of Ron Burgundy is so funny that we're really not tired of the hype machine just yet. In fact, as long as Paramount Pictures keeps having Will Ferrell make appearances as Ron Burgundy (like guest hosting Sports Center this month), we'll be watching. And such is the case with this latest video that has Ferrell as Burgundy hosting an actual local news broadcast in North Dakota at KX News. With his own flare, Burgundy reports real news with some funny quips. Kudos to his co-anchor for not losing composure.
The first official trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is arriving on December 5th this week, so webheads should be very excited to get their first real look at the comic book reboot sequel. We're guessing it will be pretty much exactly the same as the footage we saw at Comic-Con, just with finished special effects, and now there are three extremely brief teases for the trailer, each featuring a different shot of Andrew Garfield as Spidey. One is a very simple shot showing off the new bug-eyed suit, while the other two have some very pretty and cool shots of our hero swinging through the city. But there's something else intriguing.
"I'm so alone." "We all are." Transmission Films has debuted the first full trailer for John Curran's Tracks, an Australian indie film telling the real life story of 27-year-old naturalist and adventurer Robyn Davidson, played by Mia Wasikowska. In 1977, Davidson hiked alone (along with four camels and her dog) across almost 1700 miles of desert through the Australian Outback. The film premiered at the Telluride, Toronto and Venice Film Festivals and earned quite a bit of healthy praise. I saw it in Toronto and fell in love with, not only the score but the incredible performance from Wasikowska (read my review). Adam Driver shows up in this too, and they use M83's "Outro" in the trailer. This film comes highly recommended. Take a look!