"She was inarguably the most gorgeous creature that God had ever created." After getting a first look at the film yesterday, the trailer for the adaptation of John Green's Paper Towns has arrived. This looks like a nice change of pace from the usual teenage romances, and a nice spin of the coming-of-age, self-discovery kind of stories that dominate the independent film world. Nat Wolff has his life changed when his dream girl (Cara Delvingne) who has lived across the street for years finally enters his life, but disappears from it just as quickly. The question is what happens if he finally finds the girl he's waited for his whole life. Watch!
Since 20th Century Fox just bumped up the release of their horror remake Poltergeist to a late May release, it's time for the onslaught of TV advertising to begin to get people interesting in this retread of a horror classic. Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt star as the heads of the haunted family this time with Jared Harris (The Quiet Ones) being their paranormal guide. Here in the first TV spot, we get some fancy new effects shots, and an ominous voiceover touting that this isn't just another ghost story. And using a little kid to whisper the title at the end is a nice touch. Could this actually be a decent remake? Watch!
"Animals can come down with post-traumatic stress the same as people can." If for some reason you thought American Sniper would be better with a dog than Bradley Cooper, we have some good news. Max is just that, as the film from Remember the Titans director Boaz Yakin follows a dog who has just returned from being a military canine in Afghanistan, but has trouble adjusting to life back in a family's home. It's literally the same kind of war drama we've seen before, but through the eyes of man's best friend. It has some flares of E.T. and Air Bud along with the typical PTSD drama, but it does look pretty cheesy. Watch?
"She will destroy you!" Don't mess with Hailee. We've been curious about this new movie from Fanboys director Kyle Newman, called Barely Lethal, and now we have a first look by way of a trailer. Hailee Steinfeld stars as Megan Walsh in a Hit-Girl-esque story about a young trained assassin who tries to return to normal life (and high school) and fit in. She's joined in the cast by Jessica Alba, Samuel L. Jackson, Dan Fogler, Jaime King, Sophie Turner, and Thomas Mann from Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. I hate to say it, but this looks a bit cliche though I'm not sure if we should blame the trailer editing or what. I'm still curious to see it but not sure how it's different than the Hit-Girl story we got in the Kick-Ass movies.
The first glimpse at this summer's 8-bit invasion in Pixels just debuted, and it's a pretty cool trailer. But aside from the cool visuals and video game characters, there was also another little hint at something else we haven't yet seen in any of the footage. In the film, there will be an arcade game called DojoQuest featuring a heroine named Lady Lisa fighting dragons, ninjas and whatnot. Within the trailer there was a quick frame with a link to the game's website where you can watch the trailer for the game which can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play. And it seems Lady Lisa comes to life. Look!
"Some alien life force has sent real-life video games to attack us." You've never seen an alien invasion quite like this. Pixels is coming this summer, a sci-fi action comedy starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Josh Gad and Peter Dinklage that sees aliens taking the form of classic arcade game characters from Donkey Kong, Centipede, Space Invaders and Pac-Man and wreaking havoc on the world. And that means only a group of gamers from the 80s can stop them. This easily looks like it could be Sandler's best film in a long time. It's even more epic than we thought, but there's definitely some humor here too. Watch below!
We're pretty big fans of LEGO sets around here, and we'll always go out of our way to feature cool movie-related stuff involving the classic building brick toy. There's a LEGO version of WALL-E on the way, and a massive S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier available now, and you can also get one of those LEGO Oscar statues if the project gets pushed through at LEGO Ideas (vote right here). And now a father and daughter who are fans of Jurassic Park have pooled their LEGO resources and gathered up over $100,000 worth of LEGO pieces to re-create an abridged version of the Steven Spielberg's modern classic, and it's pretty damn cool. If nothing else, it's something fun to keep us excited for this summer's release of Jurassic World. Watch it below!
"What do you like about living on Earth?" Google Play has just premiered a short 10-minute documentary called EMIC, made in promotion for/and inspired by the sci-fi movie Interstellar and the idea of one day leaving Earth. Google has been working with Paramount on promoting Christopher Nolan's big epic sci-fi movie all along, with virtual websites for screenings during its release last year. Now it's about to hit Blu-ray soon and is out on iTunes now, so Google is putting out its centerpiece video, the final "culmination" of everything they've worked together on. Similar to Life in a Day, it's a doc that explores what life is like on Earth, to create a time capsule-like video to save and take with us when we one day leave Earth. It's actually quite beautifully made from wonderful footage. "This film is intended to go wherever mankind goes next."
"We're a video store in 2015…" This is amazing!! One of the best Jimmy Kimmel sketches I've ever seen. With SXSW ongoing down in Austin, even Jimmy Kimmel is down in Texas and they just premiered one of their first shows taped there last night. As part of the promotion, they reached out to local Austin business to find one that they could work with and make a brand new commercial for. Which one did they choose? Vulcan Video, one of the few remaining (kick ass) video rental stores based in Austin, Texas. If you're ever in Austin, you have to check them out. But in the meantime, this segment they made for them is absolutely hilarious. To top it off they brought in Matthew McConaughey (with gnarly beard) and he is just perfect.
"By the early 22nd century mankind had colonized many worlds…" This is awesome. We've been following Irish director Ruairi Robinson for quite some time, as he was once attached to the Akira movie (see his concept art), made that fantastic robot short Blinky, and his first feature was the sci-fi Last Days on Mars (which I wasn't a big fan of, but oh well). His latest project, or at least one of them in the works, is called The Leviathan and a proof-of-concept short teaser has just debuted online. It has kind of a Dune meets Pacific Rim vibe, with a group of "involuntary" hunters out capturing a giant flying alien beast to harvest its eggs. I love the camera work in this, and I really want to see the rest of the movie right away. Join the hunt.
Drug addiction has been explored countless times on the big screen, but we may have never seen a story so grimy, brutal and intense as what seems to be on display in the red band trailer for Heaven Knows What. Directed by Josh & Benny Safdie, this film looks like a raw glimpse into the true story of a young woman who lived an unbelievable life addicted to drugs on the streets of New York City. The trailer itself is a bit trippy, giving just a taste of what the film might be like to experience as we follow Harley (Arielle Holmes acting out her real-life story) and her harrowing addiction. This one could be really hard to actually watch.
"If you call out to one of the dead, all of them can hear you." Coming this summer is Insidious: Chapter 3, the next installment of the trippy horror franchise. But rather than continuing the story we've seen unfold in the first two chapters, this one is a prequel showing the origin of the evil. this time it's Dermot Mulroney and Stefanie Scott as a family haunted by the dead, and the theatrical trailer has just arrived, albeit with a weird tease at the beginning that almost feels like a mistake in editing. What's interesting is that this doesn't seem to deal with The Further, as the spirits are wreaking havoc on the apartment. Watch!
"A war is coming to us whether we like it or not." Last night at the South by Southwest Film Festival, director James Wan delivered a surprise, secret screening of Furious 7 at midnight, and the early buzz is that this is the best film in the franchise. And just in time, a new international trailer has surfaced showing off some new footage, from tender moments with Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster to an armored bus equipped with some big guns. Plus, there's the footage we've all seen of Vin Diesel streaking across a couple skyscrapers in a sexy car and much more. We've only got a few more weeks to wait to see it! Watch!
After premiering at the South by Southwest Film Festival, the comedy Get Hard starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart is coming to theaters in just under two weeks. And to help promote the film, the two co-stars got together on Funny or Die to talk about how great it was to finally work together. Why hadn't they teamed up before? Well, their agents keep putting them up for the same roles, and now we get to see what films like Anchorman and Elf would have been like with Kevin Hart and what Ride Along would have been like with Will Ferrell. It's pretty amusing, and hopefully their first collaboration will be too. Watch!