Originally slated for release last year around awards season, The Weinstein Company decided to delay Grace of Monaco to a March release. However, the film was pulled from that release as well in favor of a premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival this summer. That might mean that The Weinstein Company is looking to give the film an awards season theatrical run this year instead, but we'll have to wait and see how the film does at its festival debut overseas. In the meantime, we have a new trailer from the United Kingdom to see how Nicole Kidman fares as Grace Kelly, getting involved with the monarchy in Monaco. Watch it!
After a breakthrough performance in the Best Picture nominated Beasts of the Southern Wild, young actress Quvenzhané Wallis is getting musical in this contemporary adaptation of the classic musical Annie. With a story that puts the adorable orphan in the care of Will Stacks, just in time to help his New York mayoral campaign, everything about this updated, urban on the material feels too phony, and so do Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz. Wallis is cute as Annie, and she's certainly grown up a bit since her indie debut, but this film doesn't look like anything special, and the singing sounds way too artificially poppy. Watch?
"The stress of everything is catching up to me..." Ohhh boy this looks really, really eerie. A teaser trailer has debuted online for Midnight SXSW film Honeymoon, from first-time filmmaker Leigh Janiak. The film stars Harry Treadaway and Rose Leslie as newlyweds Paul and Bea, who travel to a remote lake country for their honeymoon. It doesn't take long for the whole atmosphere to get a bit creepy, almost as if Lars von Trier suddenly took over. Janiak was impressed by Treadaway's performances in Fish Tank and Control, she tells Hitfix. The film will play at SXSW 2014 and Tribeca and likely other genre fests. Be prepared for chills.
The last teaser trailer for Laika's new stop-motion animated film The Boxtrolls looked behind the scenes at the painstaking, intricate animation process. Now a new teaser trailer has emerged that still doesn't give us much in the vein of story, but features a catchy new version of an old tune for the film. That's Cee Lo Green's cover of "(You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care," previously sang by the likes of Elvis Presley and Buddy Holly, driving this whole teaser trailer with more fantastic animation. This time we get to see more of the human characters, but we're still waiting for a full trailer with some story details. Watch below!
We've already seen one teaser trailer for the creepy indie horror flick Oculus, but now we get a much better idea of the story with the full theatrical trailer. Tim (Brenton Thwaites) and Kaylie (Karen Gillan) had their lives changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents at a young age. Ten year later, Tim is released from protective custody and ready to move on with his life but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents' deaths were caused by a malevolent supernatural force from the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror from their childhood home. And she's unfortunately right. Watch below!
"I'm his biggest fan, and I fired him." If you're a loyal follower of the NBC comedy series "Community," then you likely know about the tumultuous times the series creator Dan Harmon had behind the scenes with plenty of people. From former series regular Chevy Chase to NBC executives, Harmon became known for being a somewhat difficult guy to work with, and it turns out that just might be a regular thing. A new documentary called Harmontown premieres at SXSW this month, and it follows a comedy tour Harmon did recently mixed in with talking heads from Joel McHale, Jack Black, Sarah Silverman and more, painting a better picture of Harmon's life, career and personality. It looks pretty fascinating. Watch below!
"There has been an accident..." Magnet has debuted the first official red band trailer for the feature debut of Canadian filmmaker Jerome Sable, best known for his short The Legend of Beaver Dam, as well as a number of others. In the film, titled Stage Fright, Meat Loaf and Minnie Driver star in a wacky horror musical comedy set at a musical theater camp. I have a feeling this might end up being cult horror classic kind of material and I'm looking forward to seeing it, especially after this trailer. The kabuki seems a bit odd, but this still looks ridiculously campy and musically absurd, exactly what Sable promised to deliver.
"The age of the Transformers is over..." Paramount has unleashed the first full trailer for Michael Bay's fourth movie in the action-packed Transformers series this one titled Transformers: Age of Extinction, starring Mark Wahlberg (seen in Bay's Pain & Gain) instead of Shia LaBeouf. Bay gave us our first tease during the Super Bowl with a 30-second TV spot that showed the Dinobots making an appearance. Now we finally get to learn a bit more about the story and characters in this sequel, but mostly see more explosions and awesome robot action. The cast includes Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, T.J. Miller, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer and Peter Cullen back voicing Optimus. Fire up the first TF4 trailer below and enjoy.
"Get me off the grid now!" After the last TV spot hinted that a certain Marvel character might be in trouble in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a new one-minute spot for the Marvel sequel pretty much confirms it. It seems like Samuel L. Jackson has Nick Fury will definitely be incapacitated for part of the film, but we're doubting that he'll be killed off. However, Fury isn't the only member of S.H.I.E.L.D. under fire as we see the government holding some sort of hearing to scrutinize the agency that seems to be taking a lot of liberty with protecting the United States. This just looks better and better. Watch the TV spot below!
In what looks to be a horror spin on the superpowered found footage hit Chronicle, the first trailer for the Fantastic Fest selected film Afflicted has arrived, and it's pretty intense. We're not sure why the trailer has a reverse chronology (unless the film does as well), but this story seems pretty cool. The film from Derek Lee and Clif Prowse (who also star in the film) follows a group of friends who are thrown for a loop when one of them suddenly develops superhuman abilities after a one night stand with a woman in Paris. Fantastic Fest gave the film Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Director, where our own Tim Buel praised the film after Alex loved it at TIFF last year too, so this must be a pretty damn good flick. Watch!
It's almost 2015, which means science needs to move fast if we're going to get hoverboards by the time Back to the Future Part II said we were going to have them. However, a comedy called HUVr Tech claims to have discovered the key to anti-gravity. And while that would normally be something so important in the world of science that all news outlets would be reporting it around the world, the first we're hearing of this advancement comes from a commercial promoting the first real hoverboard, and Christopher Lloyd was on hand to present Tony Hawk with one of the first. We can't believe we're seeing this in our lifetime.
While the UK will get to see the Peruvian teddy bear Paddington on the big screen this spring, the loveable children's book character won't arrive in theaters in the United States until just before Christmas this year. And now The Weinstein Company has seen fit to tease the release of the film with just a brief glimpse at the bear who heads to London in order to find a new home. Colin Firth voices the title bear, but we don't get to hear him in this teaser, and we barely get to see Paddington himself. But alas, it's a teaser. Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters also star. Watch it!
It's been a great few months for Frozen since the film hit theaters last fall. The film has gone on to pass $1 billion at the worldwide box office. And if that wasn't enough, the film also took home Best Animated Feature at the Oscars last weekend. And while everyone loves the film, there's been just as much praise for one of the best elements within the animated feature: the music. The catchy and spectacular "Let It Go" won Best Original Song at the Oscars as well, and now Idina Menzel (or Adele Dazeem according to John Travolta) has taken the time to sing it with Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and classroom instruments. Watch!
This past weekend, The 86th Academy Awards said their farewell to Philip Seymour Hoffman by giving him the final In Memoriam card and holding on it for several seconds longer than the rest of the obituary reel. It's been over a month since the Oscar-winning actor passed away, and many of us still can't believe he's gone. Fellow Doubt star Amy Adams recently tearfully honored him on "Inside the Actors Studio," and now one final video tribute to the late actor has arrived. Clocking in at just over 20 minutes, this one includes everything, and it's still pretty damn tough to watch knowing that he really is gone. Watch below.