Though director James Gunn is pretty adamant that Guardians of the Galaxy won't team-up with The Incredible Hulk in any future films, that's no reason to not be excited for the cosmic team's debut on the big screen next month. In fact, the buzz from the footage screened for fans earlier this month and some advances screenings has been very positive, and to keep the hype going, Gunn talks about how great it will be to see this Marvel film on an IMAX screen. It's been crafted specifically for the giant screen with shifting aspect ratios, and the director previously promised a unique experience from the traditional theater. Watch!
"What if I could put him in front of you. The man who ruined your life." It's Minority Report meets Looper in the first trailer for the South by Southwest selected film Predestination. The film follows a temporal agent (Ethan Hawke, who worked with directors Michael & Peter Spierig in Daybreakers) who is tasked with preventing crime throughout time before it happens. But he's also a man who messes with time in order to make sure that his legacy and work in law enforcement lasts forever. But all that is threatened by the one criminal who has gotten away from him time and time again. This looks pretty damn cool. Watch!
Later this week, Dimension Films will show off some of the goods from Sin City: A Dame to Kill for at Comic-Con with a panel in Hall H on July 26th with Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller and actors Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin and Rosario Dawson in attendance. But in the meantime, a new TV spot for the graphic novel follow-up has arrived, and it's basically a very condensed version of what we saw in the full theatrical trailer. The film looks gorgeous, and we can't wait to see what Miller and Rodriguez have done with their return to this seedy, grimy film noir tale. Eva Green really does seem like a dame to kill for.
Toho has unveiled the full-length feature trailer for the latest Studio Ghibli film, titled When Marnie Was There, hitting theaters in Japan later this month (it won't arrive in the US until next year). We recently featured the first teaser trailer for Marnie, which was short and made up mostly of the theme song from the film. In this full trailer we get a better sense of the story, about a young girl who befriends a ghost named Marnie, even though she doesn't release it's a ghost. There are a few playful scenes and fun moments, but as always it just looks absolutely beautiful. I'm curious to check this out, something a bit different from Ghibli, yet still made with the same passion and detail that goes into every single frame of their movies. Have fun!
The stellar Benedict Cumberbatch has had some fun lately with Star Trek Into Darkness and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (and more action in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies this winter), but this fall we'll see him in a lower profile drama called The Imitation Game. In the film from Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum (Headhunters), Cumberbatch plays real-life mathematician and cryptologist who was responsible for cracking a code that helped win World War II. But he wasn't treated like a hero when he was prosecuted for being a homosexual at a time when it was made illegal in the United Kingdom. Now two trailers have arrived, showing Cumberbatch has some Oscar potential for sure. Watch!
"Who am I? I'm a hard worker..." Not to be confused with the X-Men mutant, this film is actually about a guy in Los Angeles who ends up in the world of nighttime freelance crime journalism. The film is set to hit theaters in October, but this is the first footage we've seen after it was filmed last year. Nightcrawler stars Jake Gyllenhaal and is the feature directing debut of writer Dan Gilroy. The video was quietly uploaded to YouTube with the statement "my video resume", uploaded by Lou Bloom, the character that Gyllenhaal plays. He talks for nearly 60 seconds about how he is the perfect candidate for a job. Would you hire him?
Change the way you remember. If you're looking for something a bit different than all those Hollywood movies in theaters right now, then spend 12 minutes watching this short film titled Streamline. Directed by FS contributor Dan Marcus, the sci-fi thriller is about a man haunted by traumatic memories who's also being pursued by guys in grey outfits. It borrows a bit from Eternal Sunshine and the Spotless Mind, and has some Chris Nolan/Inception vibe going on, but it's a solid thriller with some sleek camerawork. It moves swiftly, and while the VFX aren't perfect, it's an intriguing indie sci-fi short to make you think. In full below.
Next week, one of just two more performances from the late Philip Seymour Hoffman arrives in theaters in Anton Corbijn's quiet, stirring spy thriller A Most Wanted Man. We've already seen the great trailer (I saw the film at Sundance and loved it), but now we get a look behind the scenes, where we get to enjoy what little unseen footage we have of Hoffman still alive and making great movies. TIME debuted the featurette, and in it we also learn that Corbijn wanted Hoffman, before he passed away, to have a role in his forthcoming film Life starring Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan, but we'll never see it happen now. At least we get to enjoy this fantastic performance from an actor who is missed more everyday. Watch below!
Now when we say cool, we mostly mean if you're a kid. Because this is a 17-minute special from Nickelodeon that goes behind the scenes of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. So there's a lot of faux hype from Will Arnett and Megan Fox talking about making the film and showing some new footage. But what's really is cool is that they also talk to Alan Ritchson, Pete Ploszek, Jeremy Howard and Noel Fisher, who play Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo (the voice of Leonardo is Johnny Knoxville though). There's plenty of cool stuff to see from the movie, though the video quality is a little low. Watch!
"God help the girl, she needs all the help she can get!" Dang, this looks good! An early teaser trailer for Belle & Sebastian frontman Stuart Murdoch's directorial debut pop musical God Help the Girl, which premiere at Sundance 2014 this January. Emily Browning (from Sucker Punch, Sleeping Beauty, Pompeii) stars along with Olly Alexander (from Great Expectations) and Hannah Murray (from "Game of Thrones") as three friends who form a pop group in the bohemian fantasia of Glasgow's West End. It looks like so much fun, with an vintage vibe to it and lots of smiling, goofy, sing-songy moments to it - which make quite an impact in this 70 second teaser trailer. This might be a must watch if pop music is your thing. Fire this up!
You might remember earlier this year, shortly after production began on Star Wars: Episode VII, we got a video from J.J. Abrams on the set of the film announced a partnership with UNICEF to form the "Star Wars: Force for Change" initiative, a charity program that featured a contest to win a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. Well, the contest ends tomorrow, so in order to make one more push, Omaze (the auctioning service involved with the program) rounded up Star Wars fans and Comedy Central late night hosts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to have a little fun by fighting over just who is the bigger Star Wars fan.
Right now audiences can see Mark Duplass acting awkwardly beside Melissa McCarthy in the thoroughly disappointing comedy Tammy. But later this summer, a much better display of the actor's talent alongside "Mad Men" star Elisabeth Moss will hit theaters in The One I Love. The indie debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, telling the story of of a marriage on the verge of breaking down. In one last effort, Ethan (Duplass) and Sophie (Moss) take a weekend vacation for one last shot at saving their marriage. Both Moss and Duplass have been said to turn in spectacular performances, and the trailer certainly shows that, along with a style like Sofia Coppola meets Wes Anderson with a sense of ominous oddity. Watch it now!
"I like your dolls." Hot on the heels of yesterday's underwhelming trailer for the horror adventure Ouija, there's some much better terror on the way. Annabelle is a spin-off of James Wan's horror hit The Conjuring. The film focuses on the creepy doll featured as part of the collection of paranormal objects owned by Lorraine and Ed Warren (played by Patrick Wilson & Vera Farmiga), but this tale takes place before the events of The Conjuring, showing more of the story behind this creepy, evil doll. However, beyond what's show in the trailer, we don't know what kind of story to expect in this spin-off. Watch below!
"I need your help finding my dad." Here's something cool to add some oomph to your day - a short proof-of-concept video for a futuristic, sci-fi, robot action project called BotWars, from Alex & Steffen. The title at the end says "J.V. Kade's" BotWars referencing the novel it's based on, but this is actually a production by Alex Kiesl and Steffen Hacker, two German guys, with a number of talented VFX artists out of Germany making this look great. I was sent the video by another guy in VFX, who said he's "amazed at what these guys have achieved. Lovely use of new tech too with the flying cam," too. Check this out - I'd see the movie.