First Trailer for Marc Webb's Film 'The Only Living Boy in New York'

The Only Living Boy in New York Trailer

"That's her - the other woman." Amazon + Roadside have unveiled the first official trailer for The Only Living Boy in New York, the second film from director Marc Webb being released this year (his other one is Gifted starring Chris Evans). The Only Living Boy in New York is about a recent college grad, played by Callum Turner (also seen in Victor Frankenstein, Assassin's Creed), whose big city life is thrown into disarray when he discovers his father has a mistress. This also stars Kate Beckinsale, Pierce Brosnan, Kiersey Clemons, Cynthia Nixon, and Jeff Bridges. This looks solid, a bit funky, with a mix of tones that may or may not work. I like Jeff Bridges as the older guy dispensing wisdom, I'll be hoping for the best.

 Posted June 19 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Official US Trailer for Tavernier's 'My Journey Through French Cinema'

My Journey Through French Cinema Trailer

"Only one thing matters. Taking a step forward, even if it's a tiny one." Cohen Media Group has released an official US trailer for Bertrand Tavernier's cinematic look back titled My Journey Through French Cinema (or Voyage à travers le cinéma français). The documentary is an examination of Tavernier's love of and experience with French cinema, from the films he enjoyed as a boy to his own early career, told through portraits of key creative figures. This premiered at the Cannes Film Festival last year in the Cannes Classics section, and looks like a lovely and exhilarating look at so much thrilling cinema from France over the years. Described as a "magnificent, epic documentary… a lifetime in the making," Tavernier looks back at films from Renoir, Godard, and Melville, along with fascinating discussing about cinema past & present.

 Posted June 19 in Foreign Film, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Extended Featurette for Luc Besson's 'Valerian' Takes Us into Space

Valerian Space Featurette

"Avatar makes everything possible. There's no limit anymore…" Europacorp has debuted a fantastic new featurette for Luc Besson's Valerian, his epic sci-fi adventure hitting theaters next month. This extended featurette is an impressive recap/introduction, looking back to the original graphic novel that this is based on, showing behind-the-scenes of development and production, and ending with finished footage from the film. The space opera sci-fi movie stars Dane DeHaan as Valerian, and Cara Delevingne as Laureline, special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe. They must travel to an intergalactic city full of different species called Alpha on a mission. I'm so excited to see this! If all the other trailers haven't interested you yet, maybe this will finally sell you on it.

 Posted June 19 in Featurette, SciFi, To Watch | Comments

Watch: Super Suspenseful Horror Short 'Curve' Directed by Tim Egan

Curve Short Film

Time for something uniquely scary. A very suspenseful horror short film titled Curve has debuted online, from writer/director Tim Egan. The short originally premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and won Best Short at Sitges last year, so it already has quite a bit of good buzz. Curve is a very simple concept horror short film about a woman who wakes up clinging to a "smooth, curved surface high above a sentient abyss". Starring Laura Jane Turner as the woman. I like how simple this is, and how it relies on the sound design and visual storytelling to make you feel the fear and intensity. But - what the heck is this place?! See below.

 Posted June 19 in Short Film, To Watch | Comments

First UK Trailer for Sexual Awakening Festival Hit 'God's Own Country'

God's Own Country Trailer

"Just so's you're clear - he's here to work." An official UK trailer has debuted for a film titled God's Own Country, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival before hitting other fests around the world. The film tells the story of a young farmer boy named Johnny Saxby from Yorkshire who falls for a Romanian migrant worker who comes in to work for the season. It's another sexual awakening story of a gay romance, but rave reviews from all the festivals have made it stand out in particular and you can see why below. Starring Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, and Ian Hart. This is a seriously beautiful trailer that promises an excellent film that should live up to the praise so far. Take a look.

 Posted June 19 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Thomas Mann in Trailer for Indie Relationship Drama 'Some Freaks'

Some Freaks Trailer

"They only see what you want them to see." Good Deed Entertainment has debuted the official trailer for an indie relationship drama titled Some Freaks, starring Thomas Mann from Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. The story is about a high schooler named Matt with only one eye, who falls in love with an overweight girl named Jill, played by Lily Mae Harrington. There's two major parts to the story - once she goes off to college, she loses weight and apparently Matt doesn't feel the same about her. The cast includes Ely Henry, Marin Ireland, Lachlan Buchanan, Nikki Massoud, and Ryan Boudreau. This already played at a few film festivals last year (including Fantasia and Rhode Island) and will be hitting limited US theaters + VOD later this summer. This film actually looks pretty good - full-on indie quirk, might be worth watching.

 Posted June 19 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

First Trailer for Twisty Indie Horror 'Midnighters' from Julius Ramsay

Midnighters Trailer

"Look around, this isn't what we planned." A full-length trailer has debuted for a horror thriller premiering at the Los Angeles Film Festival this month, titled Midnighters, from director Julius Ramsay. Ramsay is making his feature directorial debut after working as an editor on TV shows like "Battlestar Galactica" and "Flashforward". The film is set around New Year’s Eve following a couple that accidentally kills someone on their way home. But there's a twist when they realize this might have been a setup, while other mysterious things start to happen. Starring Alex Essoe, Perla Haney-Jardine & Ward Horton. It's described as a "taught noir thriller in the vein of Blood Simple, Shallow Grave, and Blue Ruin." Looks like it could be good.

 Posted June 16 in Horror, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Step is Life - New Featurette for Inspiring, Energetic Dance Doc 'Step'

Step Documentary Featurette

"Strong women together are unstoppable." Fox Searchlight has released a new featurette for the fantastic documentary Step, profiling a step dance group at a school in Baltimore. This doc premiered at Sundance to rave reviews, and was one of the audience's favorites. It's one of the most energetic, inspiring, exciting documentaries I've seen this year and I highly recommend it. This featurette is more of an introduction to "step" and what it is, and where it came from, and why it's so important to these women. If you haven't seen the official trailer, you can check it out here after watching this promo below. Here's to hoping Searchlight can build up buzz and turn this doc into a big hit in theaters. It definitely has my support! Check this out.

 Posted June 16 in Documentaries, Featurette, To Watch | Comments

Looking Back: Sam Raimi's 'Spider-Man' is Still Definitive 15 Years Later

Spider-Man Sam Raimi

It was the summer of 2002. The superhero genre was at a much different place than it is today. This was before "shared universes" were a known phrase in anyone's vocabulary. It was before superhero movies were even a sub-genre unto themselves. A little movie ("little" even though it cost ~$130 million to make) called Spider-Man would spin its web into cinemas and explode onto the scene. It was a big hit, at the time, with the biggest opening weekend of all-time (earning $114.8 million which, back then, was a huge achievement) and it started a cultural zeitgeist that has pervaded pop culture ever since. With Sony's latest iteration of Spidey, titled Spider-Man: Homecoming, swinging into theaters starting July 7th this summer, let's take a look back at the original film that helped define what we've come to know today as the superhero movie.

 Posted June 16 in Discuss, Editorial, Marvel | Comments

Dogs Are Love - Trailer for True Story Film 'The Stray' About a Cute Dog

The Stray Trailer

"One dog can change everything." Purdie Distribution has revealed a trailer for a new dog movie called The Stray, about a stray dog named Pluto who changes the lives of one family. The full cast of mostly unknowns includes Sarah Lancaster, Michael Cassidy, Scott Christopher, Connor Corum, Jacque Gray, Cory Dangerfield and Coral Chambers. I'm a big, big time dog lover, and I'm always on the lookout for films about dogs, but this doesn't look that good. Oddly, the dog barely shows up in the trailer that much. It's all about the people. This looks about as cheesy and mediocre as A Dog's Purpose, the other dog movie this year. At least the doggie looks cute, with his charming different colored eyes. That's about all I can say.

 Posted June 16 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Trailer for 'Brave New Jersey' About the 'War of the Worlds' Broadcast

Brave New Jersey Trailer

"So, what are we supposed to do now?" Gravitas Ventures has released the trailer for an indie comedy titled Brave New Jersey, from filmmaker Jody Lambert. The film tells the true story of a small town in New Jersey that freaked out during Orson Welles' legendary 1938 "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast, believing it was real. They decided to make this a comedy, which may work better in the end since playing this serious would be a whole other thing. Brave New Jersey features an ensemble cast including Tony Hale, Heather Burns, Anna Camp, Sam Jaeger, Raymond J. Barry, Dan Bakkedahl, Mel Rodriguez, Grace Kaufman, Matt Oberg, and Erika Alexander. This looks totally goofy but still heartfelt and fun. Enjoy.

 Posted June 16 in Comedy, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Watch: Intriguing Sci-Fi Short 'Nano' Shows a Nanotechnology Future

Nano Sci-Fi Short Film

Is this the future we might live in if nanotechnology continues to develop? Check out this intriguing sci-fi short film titled Nano, from filmmaker Mike Manning, presenting a futuristic world where nanotechnology inside our bodies syncs with apps in order to change our experiences as human beings. It's a cool concept, and we probably will see something like this sometime in the future. However, I'm not a big fan of the film itself. It seems way too obsessed with sex and vanity than the technology, and the performances aren't that good either. I really wish this was better than it is, because I would be much more excited about it. That said, I'm featuring this anyway as a cool proof-of-concept short for those who still want to watch. Have fun.

 Posted June 16 in SciFi, Short Film, To Watch | Comments

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