"There's only one criminal mastermind who could be behind all this." Paramount has unleashed the first amusing trailer for the long-awaited sequel Zoolander 2, starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson as male models Zoolander and Hansel. This is a full-on trailer that actually spends time explaining the story and the characters, showing tons of footage including some hilarious sets and all the endlessly amazing costumes. Penélope Cruz co-stars with Kristen Wiig, Christine Taylor, Billy Zane and of course, Will Ferrell as Mugatu. I'm still not sure if this is going to top the original, but at least they're giving it a shot. Enjoy!
"Tonight will go down as the greatest night in history!" Netflix has unveiled a full trailer for their upcoming holiday special titled A Very Murray Christmas, a comedy musical starring Bill Murray, of course, plus: George Clooney, Rashida Jones, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Miley Cyrus, Michael Cera, Chris Rock and others. I didn't realize this was an entire feature (directed by Sofia Coppola) and not just a Christmas special, but it seems to be a mix of both, Netflix pushing the envelope in their own fun way this holiday season. This looks like it might be worth your time if you really love Christmas cheer - and musicals.
All of creation is at stake. All of heaven is at war. Whoa! Summit has debuted the first epic trailer for Alex Proyas' Gods of Egypt, an action-adventure inspired by the classic mythology of Egypt. The ensemble cast of Gods includes Gerard Butler as Set, God of the Desert; Brenton Thwaites as Bek, Thief of Legend; Chadwick Boseman as Thoth, God of Wisdom; Elodie Yung as Hathor, Goddess of Love; and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Horus, God of the Sky. This looks crazy, and I'm not sure I mean that in a good way. It sort of reminds me of some kind of weird mash-up between Jupiter Ascending and Exodus: Gods & Kings. There are so many epic shots, so many fantastical elements. I will say - they got me with those giant snakes.
This better be as funny as it looks. Sony has released another alternate green band trailer for The Brothers Grimsby, the action-comedy starring Mark Strong and Sacha Baron Cohen as brothers. This is very similar to the first official (red band) teaser trailer starting out the same way - by introducing Mark Strong as the world's greatest superspy in a POV action sequence. From there, the second half switches to another scene where Sacha Baron Cohen as his greasy, idiotic football hooligan brother reveals he got tickets to a world championship game and an early tattoo to celebrate. These two gents are some of my favorite actors working today, and I'm looking forward to seeing how ridiculous this gets. Compare to the first teaser here.
"I lose myself in my roles, I don't want to lose myself in all this other stuff!" Time to revisit the past. A brand new official US trailer has arrived for Anton Corbijn's film Life, a drama starring Robert Pattinson as photographer Dennis Stock, and Dane DeHaan as his subject, soon-to-be-an-icon actor James Dean. The story follows Stock who strikes up a friendship with Dean while photographing him. The travel around the country, and Dean learns what it's like to be famous. I am not a fan of this film at all (my review), the performances aren't even that great; I recommend staying away. But if this captures your interest, enjoy it.
"It takes great storytelling to elevate food criticism to what Jonathan does." What is it like to be a food critic? Find out with this documentary City of Gold, following food critic Jonathan Gold around the city as he explores the various cuisines and fine dining options available in Los Angeles. It's not just a doc about food, it's a story about people, about culture, and about the connections we make and the times we share together over food. I'm not actually familiar with Jonathan Gold or his work, but that doesn't make this any less interesting, as I'm curious to find out how it all works (and if the disguises worl). Try not to get hungry!
How many points can you rack up? We recommend watching this fantastic four minute short film called Trick Meter, from Weta VFX artist and filmmaker Simeon Duncombe out of New Zealand. The very creative, very fun short follows a skateboarder who gets sucked into some funky game where he must do tricks and dodge obstacles to survive. It has some great FX setup behind it, and a fresh vibe to it. The short was featured on Short of the Week, where they wrote that "Duncombe manages to succeed where so many special effects film fail by crafting a dynamic, fantastic world dominated by a ticking clock." Fire it up below.
"There are stories about what happened…" Get ready! It's almost here. If there was a time when I'd say we're starting to see too much from Star Wars, this is it. This is the TV spot where it starts to feel like, you know what, better to save the rest of it for the movie theater in just about a month. This fourth TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, includes even more new footage showing another temple and an awesome shot of John Boyega in the Falcon, along with Daisy Ridley piloting it. In addition, a photo was posted via Reddit of a display at Disneyland that describes the details behind the villain Kylo Ren's red lightsaber. This was a big argument for a while, and this kind of settles it. Have at it.
For the Horde! Take another look at this upcoming video game adaptation from director Duncan Jones. Legendary has released the first international TV spot for the epic Warcraft movie, which is promoting a full international trailer debut. There are a few bits and pieces of new footage in this compared to the full trailer which hit last week. This movie is finally being revealed to the public in a very big way after they've been quietly working on it for over a year, and reactions seem mixed so far. Warcraft stars Ben Foster, Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Toby Kebbell, Rob Kazinsky, Dominic Cooper, Daniel Wu and Clancy Brown. I actually like this more than the other trailer, it plays more dramatic, more epic. Check it.
"Nothing will stand in our way. I'll show them the Dark Side." One more TV spot with some fresh footage for those who are still watching. Lucasfilm debuted this TV spot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, during primtetime last night featuring a few bits of footage. More than anything this focuses on the friendship that we'll see grow between Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, and Finn, played by John Boyega. There's also an awesome moment where Han hands Rey a lightsaber, and that's not revealing much beyond hinting where this story might be going. I also love the flute theme at the beginning of this spot, so lovely. I get chills the more we see! Only a few more weeks to go until The Force reawakens.
The legend continues this January… Well Go USA has debuted the first US teaser trailer for Ip Man 3, the latest sequel in the Ip Man martial arts series starring Donnie Yen (appearing in the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2) as the martial arts grandmaster Yip Man, who taught Bruce Lee. This time he comes face to face, literally, with "Iron" Mike Tyson for a fight. There isn't any dialogue in this teaser, but there is a whole crapload of kick ass action teases. The cast includes Patrick Tam, Lynn Hung, Kent Cheng and Kwok-Kwan Chan. This is worth a watch just to get a glimpse at some of the amazing martial arts action in this! If you're already a fan of this series, don't miss out on more.
"I think he has a great quality of being able to be outraged by something without losing his sense of humor about it." Paramount has unveiled a short new featurette for The Big Short, the out-of-nowhere banking comedy that features a helluva cast. Adam McKay (of Anchorman 1 & 2, Step Brothers) directs Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Karen Gillan, Marisa Tomei, Melissa Leo, Rafe Spall and Brad Pitt in this comedy about a group of bankers that try to plan their way around the recession in 2008. The first trailer hit a few months ago and it looks promising, like there might be something to it. This new featurette mostly focuses on director Adam McKay and his vision for this movie, and his passion for comedy. Give it a watch.
This looks wonderful. You have to see this! GKIDS has debuted a beautiful trailer for the Brazilian animated film The Boy and The World, a feature film that is "entirely wordless, the narrative describes a clash between poor and rich, countryside and city, indigenous and imperial, handcrafted and mechanized – and throughout the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song." It's from Brazilian filmmaker Alê Abreu, and features a lot of amazing imagery from Brazil telling the story about this boy going to the city. It's also told with music, using the pan-flute, samba, and Brazilian hip-hop. I'm not sure what to make of it until I watch the entire thing, but this has convinced me it's worth seeing and may end up with an Oscar nomination anyway. It will arrive in US release this December, before playing wider throughout January.
"Do you really want to go back to your boss and tell him that you don't have Stanley Kubrick and you don't have the money?" Alchemy has released the first trailer for Antoine Bardou-Jacquet's Moonwalkers, a comedy about a CIA agent and a rock manager who team up and try to find Stanley Kubrick in order to fake the moon landings. I initially labeled this as an alternate history, but realized it's actually more of a funky comedy about what could've been happening down on Earth while the real moon landing was taking place. Ron Perlman and Rupert Grint star, with Robert Sheehan. There's a really fresh, original, very 60s vibe to this that makes it much more interesting than most of the comedies we see these days. Enjoy it.