"We're going to be working on managing our anger through movement!" Oh boy, here we go. Have you ever sat there and wondered - why are all the angry birds so angry? No, you haven't? That isn't the most pressing question going through your mind every single day? Well, too bad, because next summer Sony is going to release The Angry Birds Movie, a CG-animated movie about the Angry Birds the finally answers the question of "why are the birds so angry?" And a few other stories, too. The voice cast in this includes Jason Sudeikis as Red, along with Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Peter Dinklage, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph and others. This is pretty much following in the Minions' footsteps, but with Angry Birds instead.
"The tradition for Bond is always real stunts, real action, real explosions… So the ultimate goal is the visceral excitement you can only get from live stunts." Eon has unveiled the newest video blog focused on the action in Spectre, the 24th Bond movie, directed by Sam Mendes, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond. The footage in this is very unique, as it shows us an advance look at some of the action set pieces in this, set at three different locations all over the world. And it's always awesome to get a behind-the-scenes glimpse because it's so impressive and amazing to see them actually pulling off these stunts and filming it all perfectly with a huge crew at the same time. I can't wait! Fire up the new vlog on Spectre's action below.
"Here's to a great story." Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the first official trailer for Truth, the drama about Dan Rather and his controversy in 2004 reporting on the President. Robert Redford stars as Dan Rather, and Cate Blanchett plays Mary Mapes, his cohort at CBS working on putting together the news. The supporting cast includes Elisabeth Moss, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, Bruce Greenwood, David Lyons and John Benjamin Hickey. Our writer Marco just reviewed Truth out of TIFF 2015 a few days ago, calling it "an adult drama that pulls no punches and is massively entertaining". This looks pretty dang good, an intelligent counterpoint to the truth-telling in the other journalism film Spotlight. Check it.
"There's some really cool pictures of dead people!" The Orchard has debuted a trailer for the offbeat indie comedy Manson Family Vacation, about two estranged brothers who go on a weird trip together to visit the infamous Manson Family murder sites. Jay Duplass stars as one of the brothers, with Linas Phillips (Bass Ackwards) as the other. The synopsis describes it as a story about two brothers: "one who's devoted to his family; the other who's obsessed with The Manson Family." The film's cast also features Tobin Bell, Leonora Pitts and Davie-Blue. This is such an awkward comedy, I can see why they're sending it straight to VOD, definitely not for everyone. Not sure who it's for, but some may find some fun in this. Have at it.
"Think I'm going to get it on you? Think I'm going to infect you?" Cinedigm has released the first official trailer for Meadowland, the feature directorial debut of cinematographer Reed Morano. This premiered at Tribeca and stars Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson as a couple grieving from "an unimaginable loss", struggling as everything becomes "unhinged". It looks like a very powerful worth-seeing drama, with some deeply emotional performances by Wilde and Wilson. The cast also includes Juno Temple, Elisabeth Moss, Giovanni Ribisi, John Leguizamo, Ty Simpkins, Luke Wilson, Kevin Corrigan, Kid Cudi and Merritt Wever.
"Okay Snoopy - let's do this!" 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Animation have debuted the newest official trailer for The Peanuts Movie, one final push before this movie hits theaters in just over two months. The Peanuts Movie brings all your favorite Charles Schulz characters to the big screen: Charlie Brown, Sally, Peppermint Patty, Schroeder, Woodstock, Linus, Lucy, Pig-Pen and Patty. I love the animation style on this, it looks like a sleek mix of classic old school cartoons and new school computer animation, and it fits this story so well. Plus, this looks like so much fun. You won't stop smiling during this! Take one last look below.
"There's some shady stuff going down." Surprise! No one had any idea this was coming out, but here it is. Paramount has suddenly dropped the trailer for a comedy called The Big Short, which they're pushing out to theaters by the end of this year. It's kind of a big comedy version of The Wolf of Wall Street, about a group of bankers who decide to pull off a huge defrauding scheme to take the banks for their money during the economic crash of 2008. The all-star cast includes Brad Pitt (who also produced it), Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Karen Gillan, Marisa Tomei, Melissa Leo, plus of course, Steve Carell. This looks like it might be fun, if not a refreshing comedy break from all the Star Wars and Hunger Games this winter.
Open Your World. This is for Bond fans, and just because it's awesome. Yes, it's shameless advertising being plugged for no other reason than it's cool. But it's such a cool video, and I'm a Bond nerd so I can't help but feature it. Heineken has debuted their latest TV commercial as a tie-in promotion for Spectre, the 24th Bond movie, starring Daniel Craig as James Bond. Craig stars in this short 90 second spot as 007 escaping by boat, and of course because it's Heineken, they make it fun and toss in a lovely lady who gets pulled in (literally). They made one of these for Skyfall too (also below), but this one is perhaps a bit better. Enjoy!
"If you try to start a new restaurant, there are at least a dozen people who will try to have you killed." Roadshow Films has unveiled an intense new 60-second trailer for John Wells' Burnt, the drama about an ambitious top chef named Adam Jones, which was the former title of the film. Bradley Cooper stars as Adam Jones, a chef who once had it all, lost it all, and wants to try and get it all again. They actually convey this pretty well in 60 seconds, it should be an interesting film to watch. I'm not sure if the incessant rattling of those spoons/whisks is something everyone can handle. The cast includes Alicia Vikander, Jamie Dornan, Sienna Miller, Uma Thurman, Emma Thompson, Daniel Brühl and Omar Sy. Fire it up!
"No matter where I was going, or what I was doing, I was always searching for the perfect place to hang my wire." Sony has debuted one last extended nearly 5-minute long IMAX trailer for Robert Zemeckis' The Walk, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Philippe Petit. It takes palce in the 1970s, when Petit came to New York and strung a tight rope between the original two World Trade Towers. This shows how much the story involves many other people who helped him along the way, like his mentor played by Ben Kingsley, and his girlfriend, played by Charlotte Le Bon. The cast also includes James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz & Steve Valentine. I think it looks really good, I'm still looking forward to seeing this - hitting theaters soon.
"You got no business being out here." The newest international trailer for Pixar's The Good Dinosaur has debuted, and it actually features footage of the dinosaurs speaking! We know they all have voices, but as of yet we haven't heard much of them in any of the trailers for Pixar's second completely original movie out this year. The main voice we get to hear is that of Sam Elliott as the T-Rex named Butch, plus a little bit of Raymond Ochoa as Arlo, the main green apatosaurus that befriends the little human boy. Remember the concept in this flips things around - dinosaurs evolved to talk, humans are pets. And it still looks wonderful.
"It's always going to be a little weird…" Get ready for the wack. The Orchard has debuted a new official US trailer for Sebastián Silva's Nasty Baby, which will be hitting limited theaters in the US next month for those interested. Starring Kristen Wiig along with Tunde Adebimpe and Sebastián Silva himself, this funky indie comedy is about a "close-knit" trio of friends who figure out how to navigate the choice of having a baby. This is a very peculiar trailer that gets a little wacky at the end, but I still dig it. A nice twist on the conventional trailer, and they know the exact audience they're going for. Get ready for the nasty. Have fun!
"None of this is real… You are in a trap!" Flame sword activated! My goodness this looks like an awful mess. Universal has debuted another new trailer for Breck Eisner's The Last Witch Hunter, starring Vin Diesel as "Kaulder" the last witch hunter, which has been delayed for years. We've featured two trailers for this previously, but this one is an obvious desperate attempt to sell this hunk of junk to as many people as possible. Selfies, flaming swords, Vin Diesel in front of a sexy car? Come on. Is that car even in the movie? Hopefully this is the last trailer we'll ever have to post for this, I'm ready to move on and forget it already.
"What are you doing here, Utah?" Warner Bros has debuted another new trailer for Ericson Core's remake of Point Break, the extreme action heist movie from years ago starring Keanu Reeves. Don't worry, this doesn't look any better than it did in the first trailer did, and we highly recommend ignoring this and just renting/rewatching the original Point Break multiple times instead. In the new one, Luke Bracey stars as Johnny Utah, recruited by the FBI to infiltrate and expose a team of criminal extreme sports junkies. The cast includes Teresa Palmer, Ray Winstone, Édgar Ramírez & Clemens Schick. Watch out for this.