"You really do sound married." There's plenty of potential indie darlings hitting theaters this summer among the normal blockbuster fare, and one film coming from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to the big screen is Results. The comedy stars Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders and Kevin Corrigan in both a professional and romantic love triangle. Mumblecore director Andrew Bujalski steps up to more polished filmmaking with his latest effort, and the first trailer has just arrived. This was one I missed at Sundance, and while the trailer looks amusing, it also looks like it meanders quite a bit, so I'm not sure what to think.
Even though we're all getting pumped about the summer movie season, in the coming months, we'll start to get a first look at the films that will arrive in theaters this fall. One of those films is Suffragette, the period drama from Brick Lane director Sarah Gavron that sees Carey Mulligan as part of the early feminist movement to get the right to vote. The film also features Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep, and a teaser trailer has just surfaced online to tie in with the real life "Voting Matters" campaign for the next major election in the United Kingdom. It's only a brief glimpse, but it looks like a solid drama to see. Watch!
Sure, there's probably hundreds of millions of people waiting to see The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but the real sequel that everyone is waiting for just delivered it's first teaser trailer. After bringing the mullet-wearing janitor and orphan Joe Dirt to the big screen, David Spade is back in Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser. The sequel may not be necessary, but David Spade told EW that the original film is one of the most talked about films from his fans who interact with him on Twitter and Instagram, besides the stuff he did with Chris Farley. And now 14 years later, the film is coming. But this teaser trailer is just awful. Watch!
"You hear the new Beatles? We can't let them get ahead of us!" Back in February, we got our first glimpse at Love & Mercy, the biopic of Beach Boys' singer and songwriter Brian Wilson. The film that played TIFF last year features Paul Dano (Prisoners) and John Cusack playing the music icon at two different points of his life in the 60s and 70s. Now the full trailer for the film has arrived, showcasing both the rise in fame and popularity of Wilson and his surf rock to the struggles he faced due to drug addiction and mental illness. It seems like quite the unique approach to the standard rock biopic, and it looks pretty good. Watch!
"We must defend ourselves." Another foreign film that definitely seems worth checking out, especially if you're a fan of actor Gael García Bernal. Participant Media has debuted a US trailer for the upcoming summer release of Ardor, originally El Ardor, a film starring Bernal as a mysterious man who emerges from the Argentinean rainforest to rescue the kidnapped daughter of a poor farmer after mercenaries murder her father and take over his land. The film earned mostly positive reviews at festivals last year, like this one from THR, and looks like a solid action thriller described by another critic as a "machete Western". This actually looks pretty damn good, with solid action and cinematography, I'm interested in seeing it soon.
"Not a day goes by where I don't miss you deeply." This isn't anything like Pineapple Express or Your Highness, but it is another unique film from director David Gordon Green. His latest film, aside from Joe, is the drama Manglehorn starring Al Pacino as an aging locksmith in Texas who longs for the lost love of his life. Holly Hunter, Harmony Korine and Chris Messina also star. This trailer is a rather beautiful setup for a very tragic, low key film that doesn't amount to much. Most of what you see in here is what is in the film. I wish I could say it's even better than this trailer is - since I saw this at TIFF last year and it's okay, not that great. That said, if you have been waiting to see Al Pacino back at his best, start here.
"A picture that goes beyond what men think about - because no man ever thought about it in quite this way!" The beloved classic is back! At least in the UK for now. BFI is re-releasing Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 (or 8½) later this summer utilizing a digital restoration put together by the Criterion Collection. Criterion also released a brand new Blu-ray of 8 1/2 a few years ago, and now BFI is bringing back the cinematic classic to show on the big screen again. "Cited (especially by filmmakers) as one of the greatest films ever made, Fellini's extravaganza – now restored – blends autobiography, fantasy, satire and self-critique." An abstract and mesmerizing look at the struggles of being a movie director, 8 1/2 is a must see for any & all cinephiles.
Another cool sci-fi proof-of-concept (to follow The Leviathan). Dylan J. Nathan, a VFX / CGI artist, is looking to make the leap into filmmaking and has debuted his 2-minute short to show us what kind of world he wants to create. His new short is titled Speedhack, part of the Extropy sci-fi series he is developing. As described: "Speedhack is a high-octane journey through a near future city sprawl created entirely by Dylan J Nathan, Speedhack is a proof of concept scene from EXTROPY, a sci-fi feature film for the 21st century." Everything looks cool, I just hope there's a good story in here. Another site calls this a "FPS mashed-up with Akira and Tron" but it's just a sleek proof-of-concept for an intriguing sci-fi world. Recommended viewing.
"You were right… music is all I understand." Another likely Cannes 2015 contender is Youth, also known as The Early Years, the new film from Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino (The Great Beauty). The great Michael Caine stars along with Paul Dano, but this trailer gives the most time (and dialogue) to Caine as Fred, on vacation in an elegant hotel at the foot of the Alps. It's a very mesmerizing, alluring trailer with some weird stuff going on but I have to say I am definitely intrigued. We also get a few glimpses of Rachel Weisz in this, and some other peculiar moments, all worth a look. For those curious, the music in here is "Just (After the Song of Songs)" by David Lang. I really want to see this. Take a look + listen below.
"You go to high school in Inglewood. Think you're going to get into Harvard? Who do you think you are, huh?" Open Road has debuted a new TV spot for the upcoming release of one of our Sundance favorites, a little film called Dope, written/directed by Rick Famuyiwa starring up-and-comer Shameik Moore as __! Like the TV spot, we can't reveal that until you see it. I love the way they're marketing this, it's fresh and interesting and stands out, and I hope it's grabbing your attention. This TV spot first aired during the MTV Movie Awards last night, and it's a good sell, but I hope we see a bit more as they build up to the release in June. And yep, that's Lobby Boy from Grand Budapest, actor Tony Revolori, in the image above. Enjoy!
"We are humanity's last hope." After teasing the trailer with the hashtag #TerminatorUnlock, the full trailer has finally been revealed and it's a bit different than the first one. Paramount has unveiled another official trailer for Terminator Genisys, the latest creation in the Terminator series spearheaded by Skydance Productions, with Thor: The Dark World / "Game of Thrones" director Alan Taylor at the helm. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back, but the film mainly stars Jason Clarke, Jai Courtney, Emilia Clarke, J.K. Simmons and Byung-hun Lee as the badass T-1000. Whoa, Jason Clarke is a bot too? Apparently "more" than just man or machine. I'm definitely interested in this, but still not yet sure if it's going to be any good.
Heroes don't get any bigger than this! Marvel has unveiled the second full trailer for Marvel's Ant-Man movie, starring Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, who becomes Ant-Man. There's definitely a humorours edge to this, especially with the name "Ant-Man", but they stick to their Marvel guns and bring out all the action and kick ass visuals to help sell it more than anything. Michael Douglas stars as Hank Pym, Corey Stoll becomes the villain Yellowjacket, who we see plenty of in this, and the cast includes Evangeline Lilly and Judy Greer. This new trailer is much better than I was expecting, but mostly from a pure entertainment standpoint. I still would've loved to see Edgar Wright's version, but I'm now just as excited for this anyway.
Even though the HBO series Entourage was certainly popular while it was on, I'm actually not sure if it's as big in the United Kingdom as it was in the United States. Judging by this latest trailer from across the pond for the film adaptation of the show business series, I'm betting it's not, because Piers Morgan does a quick introduction as to who Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) and his crew are before we get into their usual shenanigans. There's not much new footage we have seen in the other trailers, but the list of cameos at the end is slightly different, pointing to some names that British fans will be interested in instead. Watch!
In case you didn't hear, the entire Star Wars saga is available on digital home video right now. And while there were rumors swirling yesterday that the digital edition of Star Wars switched back one of the most contested changes in the Special Edition cut of the first film, the fact that Greedo shoots first in the cantina instead of Han Solo, it turned out not to be true. However, there is one particular change in these new versions of the Star Wars films that will have fans, a little bummed. But it's a change we have to get used to, because this is how Star Wars films will be opening from now on since moving over to Disney. Watch!