"I will find you." How about a bit of homemade sci-fi to start off the week. Today we're featuring the brand new teaser trailer for a project called Sync, the latest from VFX artist/filmmaker Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull. You may recognize that name as we've featured his space exploration "documentary" Project Kronos, which gave him a big boost in the industry and now he's off working on more. Sync is one of those other projects and it looks... just okay. To be totally honest, I'm not that impressed by this trailer at all. The footage looks very cheesy, blatantly dull and the CGI looks like glossy embellishment that doesn't add much. Take a look.
The iconic and long-running children's television program "Sesame Street" clearly has their finger on the pulse of pop culture, and they've helped kids learn helpful things by spoofing films like The Hunger Games and Lord of the Rings. Now they're back with yet another topical parody of Star Wars, using the classic trilogy to teach kids about self-control with none other than Cookie Monster. This Crumby Pictures production is called Star S'Mores, and it takes place in a cookies and milky way galaxy far, far away. And that's just the beginning of the puns and pure goofiness "Sesame Street" brings to the sci-fi saga. Watch!
"Ms. Everdeen, it's the things we love most that destroy us." After seeing Jennifer Lawrence all decked out in rebel gear and surrounded by fire on the latest posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part I, the full theatrical trailer for the first chapter f of the two-part finale has arrived. This looks to be the biggest installment of the young adult franchise to date with larger scale action, higher stakes and Katniss becoming a true leader. Her confrontation with President Snow promises to be a great scene, and this looks like it has the potential to top Catching Fire, even if the source material left something to be desired. Watch!
This weekend, Marvel's out of this world adventure Guardians of the Galaxy became an even bigger success as it became the first film this year to cross the $300 million mark in both the domestic and foreign box office charts. That's not an easy feat, and not even Captain America: The Winter Soldier or The LEGO Movie reached that milestone. And as a sort of celebration, we thought it would be cool to highlight an awesome fanmade video paying tribute to the Marvel film. For those who don't know, the video game Destiny was released this week (from the creators of Halo) and it's a pretty big deal. And someone already took the time to recreate one of Chris Pratt's opening scenes as Star-Lord within the video game. Watch!
"I want the power to save my family." After a Japanese trailer just showed off more of the horror legend origin story that is Dracula Untold, an extended TV spot has arrived with some new footage as well. Luke Evans takes the title role which paints Dracula as a desperate man who wanted this dark power in order to save his family from tyranny, but ended up being persecuted as a monster when he was only trying to save his people. I'm still not completely sold on this, though I appreciate the efforts to make Dracula's powers more epic. We get to see Dracula's fist of bats attack an army from another angle in this spot too. Watch!
Despite having been completed a year and a half ago, the period drama Effie Gray has been held back by silly legal entanglements from writers Even Pomerance and Gregory Murphy, both claiming that the film seemed to borrow too much from their existing plays and screenplays on the historical figure and Victorian-era love triangle. But all that's been solved, and the film is at least poised for release in the United Kingdom this fall with Dakota Fanning in the title role of Euphemia "Effie" Gray. The film follows her troubled marriage with art critic and social reformer John Ruskin (Greg Wise) and eventual relationship with painter John Everett Millais (Tom Sturridge). It doesn't look half-bad for this kind of flick. Watch?
"It's not what you did son. It's who you did it to." Keanu Reeves is back in badass mode in the first trailer for John Wick, the action thriller debuting at Fantastic Fest this month. "Game of Thrones" star Alfie Allen steps over his bounds as the son of a crime boss by stealing the title character's car and dog, the latter left to him by his dead girlfriend, and now Mr. Wick wants his stuff back. But he also seems hellbent on teaching them a lesson too. This looks pretty slick and fun as hell, and there's plenty of room for supporting stars like John Leguizamo and Adrianne Palicki to be badasses alongside Reeves too. Watch below!
Following the trailer for Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper's reunion in Serena, yet another film that was shot in 2012, but has sat on a shelf for a couple years, has a trailer that has surfaced online. Playing It Cool (formerly called A Many Splintered Thing) marks the return of Captain America franchise star Chris Evans to the romantic comedy genre, and it's even a bit of a meta story as it sees him playing a screenwriter who gets pushed by his agent to write a romantic comedy to help boost his career. But Evans isn't the kind of guy who believes in that cheesy love bullshit. Cue falling in love with the right girl. Watch!
After completing production in 2012, Susanne Bier's drama Serena has taken a long time to get to the big screen. Photos from the film surfaced online after shooting was done, and even more actually popped up earlier this year, but we've been waiting to hear when the film might actually get released. Well, the film starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper will finally hit theaters in the United Kingdom next month, and the first trailer from overseas has arrived. Set in North Carolin around the time of the Depression, a man (Cooper) struggles to maintain the future of his timber empire and things only get more complicated when he learns his wife (Lawrence) cannot bear children to continue his legacy. Watch below!
For some reason, with only two films in the rebooted Star Trek franchise, someone at Paramount Pictures decided it was a good time to release Star Trek: The Compendium. Since it only has Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness on Blu-Ray along with a whole slew of extras for each film, we're not sure that we'd call that a compendium, but whatever. The good thing to come out of it are some unseen extras from the sci-fi sequel from J.J. Abrams, including a hilarious gag reel featuring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and even Benedict Cumberbatch making the most of their movie mistakes. Watch below!
"What - you need an invitation?" As always, we're happy to feature short films that catch our attention so as to inspire, and to provide a quick look at the variety of great filmmakers (and stories to tell) out there. This latest one is titled Now We Are Not, written and directed by Amanda Mae Meyncke (aka @amae and writer for other film websites), and as much as I could start explaining the concept you'll figure out as soon as you start watching. It's almost sort of a reverse Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, without the sci-fi, but with all the emotions. I enjoyed it and hope to see more from Amanda soon. It's only a quick 6 minutes.
"Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything." From MakerBot to Shapeways, we're in the midst of a 3D printing boom and it's exciting to watch whether you're a part of the industry or not. Netflix is so excited about it that they've made an entire documentary about it, titled Print the Legend, from co-directors Luiz Lopez & J. Clay Tweel. Premiering in the video service later this month, the first trailer for the documentary has arrived and we're happy to share it even though we're bending our own rules for something that's only available via the internet (we always prefer theatrical!). But the trailer looks great, and this looks like a really fascinating and fun doc about 3D printing, so why not. Give it a shot.
After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, there haven't been many rave reviews of David Dobkin's dramatic effort The Judge starring Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall. It sounds like the film decided to forgo subtlety in favor of melodrama that would have fared better two decades ago. Now two new international trailers show off much more than we saw in the first US trailer for the film, and the visual palette alone is already enough to make me feel weird. It just looks and feels so artificial, almost like a soap opera with a budget. Maybe the performances make it better though. Watch!
Before the film debuted at Cannes earlier this year, Tommy Lee Jones' latest directorial effort The Homesman was teased with a trailer. Now the film is poised for release in theaters this fall, and the first official US trailer has arrived, showcasing some seemingly impressive performances from both Jones himself and Hilary Swank. In addition, there's a slew of other recognizable faces who pop up in the film like Hailee Steinfeld, Meryl Streep, James Spader, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson and more. It's a western drama, so it seems like a slow burn, but with an epic journey and a lot of characters. Watch!