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"We each have our duties in this life…" A trailer has debuted online for an indie drama called The Silent Storm, set on a remote Scottish island telling the story of a marriage falling apart helped by the arrival of a troubled young boy. Damian Lewis stars as a local minister and Andrea Riseborough plays his wife. This actually first premiered at the London Film Festival back in 2014 and hasn't played at any other fests since then, with the distributor holding onto it for a while. Is it worth the wait? I'm not sure. The full cast includes Ross Anderson, Kate Dickie, Eric Robertson, and John Sessions. This actually looks solid, with some great cinematography and a strong story of love and chaos. Might be worth catching? Take a look.
Step aide Christopher Nolan, it's Clint Eastwood who is stepping up and making a movie shot entirely with IMAX cameras. Following the success of American Sniper, Eastwood is now working on his next film Sully, about airplane pilot Captain Sully as played by Tom Hanks, and apparently he's shooting most of the film using IMAX cameras. Variety reports that IMAX CEO Richard Gelfond has confirmed that Eastwood loves the cameras and in fact it may be the first film that will be released fully IMAX after being made entirely with IMAX "technology". Eastwood's longtime cinematographer Tom Stern shot the film on ARRI ALEXA 65 & XT. Not many other details are known yet, but the film has already finished shooting. Read on.
"Hey pal - you bored already?" "I'm kinda half bored, half fascinated." French distributor Mars Films has released the first trailer for Woody Allen's new film Café Society, which is opening the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in just a few weeks. Allen goes back to telling a romantic period piece focusing on a young man who lands in Hollywood in the 1930s, during the "vibrant café society that defined the spirit of the age". This looks like another fun inside look at the early days of Hollywood, with the kind of eccentric cast we've come to expect from Allen. Jesse Eisenberg stars with Kristen Stewart as his love interest, plus Jeannie Berlin, Steve Carell, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott & Paul Schneider. Enjoy.
"There should be McDonald's everywhere! Franchise the damn thing!" This looks like it might be pretty damn good. The Weinstein Company has debuted the first trailer for The Founder, from director John Lee Hancock, starring Michael Keaton as McDonald's founder Ray Kroc. The story is actually about how Kroc sort of "stole" the business right out from under the McDonald brothers, played by Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch, who originally came up with the idea for a fast food burger joint in the 1950s. The cast includes Laura Dern, Linda Cardellini, Patrick Wilson and B.J. Novak. Keaton's performance doesn't seem better than his last few roles, but the film looks like it's definitely worth seeing when it opens.
"He's seen things. He knows things. What if he's not coming for us, what if it's something else?" Universal has debuted the first kick ass trailer for Paul Greengrass' Jason Bourne, bringing back Matt Damon, in addition to reuniting him with Greengrass - the original duo that made the first Bourne trilogy of movies. This trailer is seriously action-packed, showing some solid glimpses of the action we're going to see in this. Tommy Lee Jones also stars, along with Alicia Vikander, Julia Stiles, Vincent Cassel, Riz Ahmed and Ato Essandoh. They actually drove a truck into a casino to film this, it's not CG, and all of the action looks awesome. I'm actually quite excited to see this. Good to have Damon back as Bourne. Fire it up below!
"I wish I could start from scratch, just get it right this time…" Yep, this is a "don't watch" - did anyone even see The Ridiculous 6? I don't anyone who did. This is the next Netflix collaboration with Adam Sandler and it looks just as forgettable. Netflix has debuted this trailer for their new comedy The Do-Over, starring Adam Sandler and his long-time friend David Spade. The cast includes Paula Patton, Kathryn Hahn, Sean Astin, Luis Guzmán and Nick Swardson. The concept is intriguing, but that's about it - two guys try to reinvent themselves and end up getting into more trouble than they were expecting. This looks awful.
"One wrong word, one slip and…" Broad Green Pictures has debuted the trailer for based-on-a-true-story thriller The Infiltrator, starring Bryan Cranston as DEA agent Bob Mazur, who went undercover in the 80s to infiltrate Pablo Escobar's drug trafficking ring. This also stars John Leguizamo, Diane Kruger, Benjamin Bratt and Amy Ryan. Mazur posed as a money-laundering businessman and he successfully worked his way into Escobar's drug empire for five years. This trailer explores much of the story and it looks like a fascinating inside look at how tricky it can be to safely infiltrate a drug empire. As always, Cranston is awesome to watch and this seems like it might be engaging - though the trailer ends quite abruptly. Enjoy.
"Who are these girls?!" 20th Century Fox has unleashed a vulgar new red band trailer for Jake Szymanski's Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, the summer comedy starring Zac Efron and Adam DeVine as Dave and Make, respectively, along with Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick as their dates. The setup isn't that exciting - two brothers need to find dates for their sister's Hawaiian wedding and end up bringing along the worst dates they could possibly find. This isn't my cup of tea by a long shot, I even find it frustrating to see Anna Kendrick stooping so low with her performance. She's so much better than this. But that's just me.
"Being a director is being a watcher. We have a lot of egos in the room, and you have to sort of watch how they interact with each other." Get a load of this! A24 has debuted a trailer for the documentary De Palma, from directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow profiling filmmaking Brian De Palma, who has made plenty of memorable movies between Mission Impossible, Carrie, Scarface and Blow Out. This new doc examines his entire career and the way he pushed back against the values of Hollywood at the time he was making films early in his career. It first premiered at the Venice Film Festival last year to mostly positive reviews, even though it seems they only have one long interview with De Palma in one location. For anyone who loves filmmakers or the art of making movies, this is a must see documentary. Get your first look below.
"I saw her! I saw her from the train." Universal has debuted a trailer for the upcoming adaptation The Girl on the Train, based on the popular mystery-thriller book of the same name. Emily Blunt stars as Rachel, a woman living her life after divorce, taking the train every day to and from work seemingly living a good life again. However, one day watching another family a few houses down from where her ex-husband lives, she notices something weird. The next day Rachel wakes up and hears that another woman went missing and she becomes invested in trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing. The ensemble cast includes Haley Bennett, Luke Evans, Rebecca Ferguson, Laura Prepon, Edgar Ramírez, Allison Janney, Justin Theroux and Lisa Kudrow. This isn't really my kind of film, but some of you may be intrigued by the mysterious story.
"So you seek revenge?" "I seek righteousness, but I'll take revenge." It's time to see if this remake is worthy of our attention. Sony has unveiled the first official trailer for the upcoming remake of The Magnificent Seven, directed by Antoine Fuqua. The new "seven" this time who come together to defend a town are: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Byung-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Martin Sensmeier. The villain is played by Peter Sarsgaard. This definitely has a nice old west vibe to it, but other than that it's still hard to tell if will live up to the original(s) or not. I do like this trailer - they found the right music to use, and the big cast looks like they're having fun, it could honestly be much worse. I won't say I'm totally excited yet but I won't dismiss it either. Take a look below.
"Russell and I have a film coming out - we thought, we could address some of our 'issues', before we enter the PR phase." These will definitely make you laugh. Warner Bros has released three separate viral videos for The Nice Guys, the upcoming Shane Black-directed action comedy co-starring Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling. At CinemaCon, Crowe complimented Gosling saying he channels Gene Wilder, and he laughed more on the set during filming than he has the rest of his entire career. The two play off of each other perfectly in the movie, so WB has decided to focus on this dynamic in these videos. Crowe & Gosling, as real-life actors, work out their "issues" in therapy sessions and the results are hilarious. Don't miss these.