Latest Trailer for Hilarious R-Rated Animated Comedy 'Sausage Party'

Sausage Party

"I'm so happy the Gods put our packages together." "It's because we belong together…" Sony has released the second official trailer for the R-rated animated comedy Sausage Party. This trailer isn't as good as the first red band trailer, since they have to hold off on the language and the truly raunchy content, but it does still make me want to see it. The huge voice cast features Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Paul Rudd, James Franco, Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Danny McBride, David Krumholtz and others. This seems like so much ridiculous fun and I cannot wait to watch. Enjoy.

 Posted May 19 in Animation, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Second Trailer for Horror Sequel 'The Purge: Election Year' Revealed

The Purge: Election Year Trailer

"What's you doing outside on Purge night, Senator?" Universal has released the second official trailer for The Purge: Election Year, the latest sequel in the crazy horror franchise the started in 2013. Frank Grillo returns for this one as the head of security protecting Senator Charlie Roan, played by Elizabeth Mitchell. The full cast includes Raymond J. Barry, Mykelti Williamson, Betty Gabriel, JJ Soria, Ethan Phillips, Sparrowhawk, Edwin Hodge and many others. I'm not really a fan of this series, so this trailer just looks totally wacky, totally crazy, and not necessarily in a good way. All those funky masks just look like weird masks, and I'm not even sure what that guillotine has to do with anything. Have at it.

 Posted May 19 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Official Trailer for Werner Herzog's Online Filmmaking MasterClass

Werner Herzog's Online Filmmaking MasterClass

"There is nothing wrong with spending a night in jail if it means getting the shot you need." Anyone want to learn filmmaking tips directly from Werner Herzog? This is your chance. The MasterClass website has launched a trailer and pre-regisration for an upcoming course being taught by legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog. Apparently the course will include 20 videos on "storytelling, cinematography, locations, self-financing, documentary interview techniques, and how to bring your ideas to life," plus more topics. This goes hand-in-hand with many of the brilliant pieces of advice from Herzog that can be found online, like this list of "24 pieces of life advice" or this poignant "no-nonsense advice" for filmmakers. More below.

 Posted May 19 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Cannes 2016: Michael Dudok de Wit's 'The Red Turtle' is Magnificent

The Red Turtle

What a magnificent one-of-a-kind animated film. The Red Turtle is animated film from director Michael Dudok de Wit, produced by the legendary Studio Ghibli with Isao Takahata involved as an artistic consultant, even though the animation was finished in France. The film is about a man who washes up on a desert island after a destructive storm, and every time he attempts to build a bamboo raft and escape, a red turtle appears out of nowhere and demolishes it. He finally gives up and accepts his fate and explores the island. The film is very simple and tells an inspiring story without any dialogue, only a few shouts of "hey" and other noises, but that's it. It's so simple yet so beautiful; I honestly was moved to tears by a few scenes.

 Posted May 18 in Animation, Cannes 16, Review | Comments

Watch: Second Trailer for Paul Feig's Funky New 'Ghostbusters' Movie

Ghostbusters

"If there's a paranormal problem - we're the ones to answer the call." Sony has debuted the second official trailer for Paul Feig's new Ghostbusters movie, which is very vibrant and action-packed with funky ghosts, proton packs and ectoplasm galore. We've already met the new team: Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, along with their new secretary, played Chris Hemsworth, who is revealed in this trailer to have a bigger role than expected. This is definitely an improvement over that first trailer, however some of the jokes are a bit cheesy, and some of the ghost effects look a bit glossy, perhaps on purpose. I'm sure opinions will be rather divisive, but it still looks like it's worth checking out. Have fun.

 Posted May 18 in SciFi, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Cannes 2016: 'The Cinema Travelers' Doc Profiles a Passion for 35mm

The Cinema Travelers

With the conversion to digital cinema nearly complete worldwide, will 35mm still live on somewhere? This documentary is proof that yes, a love for film and 35mm projection will live on forever, even in the most remote places in the world where it's hard to even get electricity. The Cinema Travelers is a documentary made by directors Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya and it profiles a traveling cinema in India, which shows up in desolate places of the country with very basic projection rigs to show classic films to swarms of people. It is absolutely wonderful to discover, capturing so spectacularly the joy and wonder that movies bring to people of all ages. It evokes the same emotions as Cinema Paradiso, but this is all real life.

 Posted May 18 in Cannes 16, Docs, Review | Comments

Watch: Teaser for 'Mad Max on Ice' Sci-Fi Movie '2307: Winter's Dream'

2307: Winter's Dream

"ASH-393 is considered to be the most sophisticated humanoid ever created by man. He's the leader of the rogue humanoid rebellion." This is one of those weird little films we've never heard of, and yet it actually looks pretty cool. 2307: Winter's Dream is a futuristic sci-fi film set in 2307, of course, about a soldier sent on a mission to hunt down the leader of the humanoid rebellion. It was pointed out to me by the guys at Quiet Earth and pitched as a "Mad Max on ice", which is actually kind of accurate if you think of the very first Mad Max film. The cast includes Paul Sidhu, Branden Coles, Brad Potts, Anne-Solenne Hatte and Arielle Holmes. This looks like one of those sci-fi B-movies you'd get on VHS at the local video store.

 Posted May 18 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Cannes 2016: Steven Spielberg's 'The BFG' Lacks Any Magic or a Story

The BFG Review

Not even snozzcumbers can fix this film. Why did it feel so bland and so pointless? It's hard to make sense of it. Steven Spielberg's latest film, an adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic book The BFG, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this year. Oddly, it seems very out of place here. It's definitely a kids movie, to a fault, as it's the kind of kids movie that you can't really enjoy unless you're younger than 16 years old. And that's not the case for most kids movies (see: Pixar). Spielberg does his best to bring stunning visuals and great performances to the film, but it lacks that magic touch of his previous work, and seriously lacks an actual story. There's a young girl, a friendly giant, lots of snozzcumbers, the Queen of England, but not much else.

 Posted May 17 in Cannes 16, Review | Comments

Impressive CGI Featurette from ILM for Duncan Jones' 'Warcraft' Movie

Warcraft Featurette

"Yes, we can pull these orcs off." Universal has released a new featurette profiling the work VFX studio ILM did on Duncan Jones' Warcraft movie, which is mostly CGI considering the Orcs are humans performing on set with motion capture rigs. ILM says their facial capture technology for this movie is groundbreaking, and pushes the boundaries of filmmaking beyond what we've seen with Avatar and the recent Planet of the Apes movies. A couple of movie websites recently visited ILM to see first hand what they're doing, but for everyone else, there's now a video featurette out that shows and discusses some of this technology. It's very impressive to see how much they're really challenging themselves with this movie, and I'm excited to see it. As I've been saying all along - seeing the final fully rendered version of this movie is going to look incredible.

 Posted May 17 in Featurette, Hype, To Watch | Comments

Watch: First Trailer for Brady Corbet's Film 'The Childhood of a Leader'

The Childhood of a Leader Trailer

"Witness the birth of a terrifying ego." The first trailer has debuted for a film called The Childhood of a Leader, which is the feature directing debut of the talented actor Brady Corbet, who has appeared in a number of excellent indie films over the last decade. Loosely inspired by the writings of Jean-Paul Sartre and Margaret MacMillan, the film tells a coming-of-age story of a young French choirboy whose father is a diplomat assisting President Woodrow Wilson in the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Tom Sweet plays the boy, and the cast includes Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, Yolande Moreau and Robert Pattinson. This certainly does look like something we've never seen before. Take a look below.

 Posted May 16 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Cannes 2016: Jeff Nichols' Lovely, Tender 'Loving' Touches the Heart

Loving Review

This is the story of the Lovings, Richard and Mildred Loving. This isn't the story of how they met and fell in love, but this is the true story of how they changed America forever by staying true to their love. Loving is the latest film from the immensely talented filmmaker Jeff Nichols, who also made the film Midnight Special released this year, too. Joel Edgerton stars as Richard Loving, a mumbling hard-working family man, and Ruth Negga plays his wife Mildred, a soft spoken and resilient woman. The two were married in the 1950s and lived in Virginia, and at the time were arrested for simply being an interracial married couple. Their appeal eventually made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where they rejected this racism and won.

 Posted May 16 in Cannes 16, Review | Comments

Production Announcement Teaser for Danny Boyle's 'Trainspotting 2'

Trainspotting 2 Teaser

"Choose life. Choose hope. Choose faith." Production is underway now. And this is good news for fans of the original Trainspotting who have been waiting years and years and years for this sequel. Sony Pictures UK has released a short announcement teaser for Danny Boyle's T2, the sequel to Trainspotting (from 1996), and it doesn't feature any footage from the sequel because they're just starting shooting now. It's made up entirely of footage from the first movie and designed to get people excited about the fact that this one is now happening. The four main guys are back: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle. Even though it doesn't show much, give it a look and get ready for more drugs and rock.

 Posted May 16 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Cannes 2016: Jim Jarmusch's 'Paterson' is Sublime, Poetic Perfection

Jim Jarmusch's Paterson

I'm floating. I'm so in love with this film. I'm just going to say it - Paterson is a perfect film. There isn't a single thing I would change. Every scene, every moment, every line - it's perfection. Paterson is the latest film from Jim Jarmusch, a veteran filmmaker who has spent many years making all kinds of different films. This time he tells a very personal story of a poet, played by Adam Driver, who is actually a humble bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey. The name and location is significant because a couple of legendary poets also spent time in Paterson. The film reminded me of Inside Llewyn Davis (Cannes 2013), about the way great talent often stays hidden, yet if that film was near perfect - this one is its totally perfect counterpart.

 Posted May 15 in Cannes 16, Review | Comments

Cannes 2016: Andrea Arnold's 'American Honey' is Wild Yet Moving

Andrea Arnold's American Honey

What a film. It's not often that a film running a lengthy 2 hours and 42 minutes is easy to sit through, but in this case I'm happy to report I was caught up in this story all the way to the end. American Honey is the latest feature from British filmmaker Andrea Arnold (of Fish Tank, Red Road previously). This time she heads to America to profile a group of wild, carefree youngsters selling magazines while driving around the mid-west in a van. As boring as that might sound, it's actually an incredible look at the life of these kids and it exquisitely captures a side of Americana that we rarely see shown in this way. This way meaning - shown in a positive light, shown in a way where even though their lifestyle is pretty shitty (they often steal and live together in motel rooms), they seem to be living that glorious life that many are seeking but can't truly find.

 Posted May 15 in Cannes 16, Review | Comments

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