New Trailer for Navy SEALs Action Thriller Film 'American Renegades'

American Renegades Trailer

"The only thing more dangerous than the mission is this team of renegades." EuropaCorp USA has debuted a brand new official trailer for the action heist thriller titled Renegades, formerly known as The Lake. This was originally set for release in early 2017, and the first trailer debuted in 2016, but it's just now getting to theaters this fall - apparently. The film tells the sort-of true story of a team of Navy SEALs who try to find long-lost Nazi gold at the bottom in a lake during the Bosnian War in the 90s. The eclectic cast includes J.K. Simmons, as well as Sullivan Stapleton, Ewen Bremner, Sylvia Hoeks, Diarmaid Murtagh, Charlie Bewley, Clemens Schick and Dimitri Leonidas. They're totally overselling this now with all the big action, guns, tanks, and wise-crackin' American patriotism from these elite SEALs. Whatever works.

Joel Kinnaman Goes Undercover in Prison in First 'The Informer' Trailer

The Informer Trailer

"If you go back inside, you'll never get out…" Aviron Pictures has released the first official trailer for a gritty new crime thriller titled The Informer, formerly known as Three Seconds before this new title, a film about an ex-con who goes undercover and intentionally gets himself incarcerated again in order to infiltrate the mob at a maximum security prison. The film stars Joel Kinnaman as Pete Koslow, who gets caught in the middle of dangerous people with their own priorities. The film's cast includes Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Common, Ana de Armas, Sam Spruell, Ruth Bradley, Martin McCann, and Jenna Willis. Looks like one of those films that's extra convoluted just to give a crime action movie some plot that usually involves the CIA or FBI getting mixed up with criminals, and a good person having to risk everything to live.

New US Trailer for Sailing Drama 'The Mercy' Starring Weisz & Firth

The Mercy

"We're always connected, no matter how far apart we are." Screen Media Films has debuted a new official US trailer for the indie sailing drama The Mercy, which tells the story of a humble middle-aged man who takes an unfinished boat on a race around the world to add some adventure in his life. This already opened in Europe earlier this year, but is just getting a special theatrical US release in November (and on December 6th). This film tells the triumphant, inspiring, incredible true story of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur sailor who decided to take on the task of competing in the 1968 Golden Globe Race - sailing around the world solo. Colin Firth stars as Donald Crowhurts, along with Rachel Weisz as his wife Clare, plus David Thewlis, Jonathan Bailey, Tim Downie, Andrew Buchan, Genevieve Gaunt, Adrian Schiller. It still looks like your standard sailing survival, look-how-crazy-it-is adventure movie. Go live free, hang loose, all that.

Official US Trailer for Mystery 'Everybody Knows' with Bardem & Cruz

Everybody Knows Trailer

"Even when life has moved on, the past doesn't always stay in the past." Focus has debuted an official US trailer for the upcoming release of Asghar Farhadi's film Everybody Knows or Todos lo Saben originally in Spanish, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. The film has played at a bunch of film festivals all over the world, and will finally open in US cinemas next February. Everybody Knows is about a Spanish woman who returns to her hometown outside Madrid with her Argentinian husband and children. However, the trip and wedding ceremony is upset by unexpected events that bring secrets into the open. Real-life lovers Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem star, with a cast that includes Ricardo Darin, Carla Campra, Inma Cuesta, and Barbara Lennie. The reviews for this have been mixed - it's not one of Farhadi's best films, the story is stretched a bit too thin. But if this trailer intrigues you, it's worth seeing.

Matthew Broderick & Géza Röhrig in Official Trailer for 'To Dust' Film

To Dust Trailer

"What are you after, Shmuel? What is this all about?" Good Deed Ent. has unveiled the first official trailer for an indie dark comedy titled To Dust, the feature directorial debut of Harvard graduate, singer-turned-filmmaker named Shawn Snyder. The film is about a Hasidic cantor's struggle to find religious solace after his wife's untimely death, while secretly obsessing over how her body will decay once buried. He befriends a local community college biology professor, seeking his help to understand what's happening underground. Géza Röhrig stars as Shmuel, along with Matthew Broderick, and the full cast includes Sammy Voit, Bern Cohen, Ben Hammer, Leo Heller, and Marceline Hugot. This film looks very peculiar but also rather unique and quite amusing, especially with Broderick giving this kind of kooky, quirky performance.

Review: McQueen's 'Widows' is a Gripping Heist Thriller with Dynamite Performances

Widows Review

Originally based on the popular UK television series from the 1980s created by Lynda La Plante, Widows is directed, co-written, and produced by British filmmaker Steve McQueen, whose 12 Years a Slave won the 2013 Academy Award for Best Picture. McQueen's films, including Hunger, a historical drama about the 1981 Irish hunger strike, and Shame, a drama about a sex addict coming to terms with his traumatic past, are always concerned with pain and suffering. McQueen's latest, the heist-thriller Widows set in Chicago, is an entertaining departure from his signature brand of Criterion Collection-ready misery porn, but still finds time to explore grief and despair with his characters, amidst the explosions and shoot-outs.

 Posted November 15 in Review | Comments

Official Trailer for 'A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding' from Netflix

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

"It's like Bridezilla in reverse!" Netflix has debuted their official trailer for the cheesy romantic comedy A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, a sequel to the film released last year A Christmas Prince. In the first one, a journalist falls in love with the prince and ends up with plans to soon marry him. In this one, with the royal wedding ceremony approaching on Christmas night, she starts to feel unsure and isn't entirely ready to make the leap. All the while, the prince ends up in a political crisis of his own. The Royal Wedding once again stars Rose McIver and Ben Lamb from the first, with a cast including Alice Krige, Richard Ashton, Tahirah Sharif, Joel McVeagh, and Clara Ciobanu. This lead actress reminds me too much of Keri Russell, but no. This looks very sweet and campy, but maybe there's a few good lessons in the film.

Rosemarie DeWitt in First Trailer for RomCom 'Song of Back and Neck'

Song of Back and Neck Trailer

"You say you're not happy, but you won't change anything." The Orchard has debuted the official trailer for an indie romantic comedy called Song of Back and Neck, the directorial debut of actor / producer Paul Lieberstein, which first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Lieberstein stars in the film, and also writes, directs, and produces making this very much his own personal project. The amusing film is about an ill-fated, middle-aged divorce lawyer who suffers from chronic back and neck pain, who falls for one of his clients while also discovering an acupuncturist who helps him deal with the pain. In addition to Lieberstein, the film co-stars Rosemarie DeWitt as his love interest, with a full cast including Brian d'Arcy James, Clark Duke, Paul Feig, Robert Pine, Sam Anderson, Raymond Ma, and Ike Barinholtz. Have fun.

Full Trailer for Deep Space Monster Sci-Fi Thriller 'Beyond White Space'

Beyond White Space Trailer

"Wherever that signal goes, we go." Vertical Entertainment has debuted the first official trailer for an indie sci-fi thriller titled Beyond White Space, an original concept from writers Ryan Colucci and Clay McLeod Chapman. Set in 2150 in another part of the galaxy - when a deep space fishing vessel is robbed by a gang of pirates, the Captain makes a daring decision to go after a rare and nearly extinct species. On the hunt, his obsession propels them further into space and danger as the crew spins into a downward spiral of mutiny and betrayal. That sounds like a very cool setup for a thrilling sci-fi adventure, but alas the trailer doesn't look that great. The sci-fi stars Holt McCallany, Zulay Henao, Dave Sheridan, James Devoti, Jocko Sims, Kodi Kitchen, Mike Genovese, and Tiffany Brouwer. This has some big ideas in it, including one huge space monster (how? why? what?) but I'm curious anyway. Always up for more deep space movies.

Full Trailer for Disney's Live-Action 'Dumbo' Directed by Tim Burton

Dumbo Trailer

"You can do it, Dumbo. Show them." Disney has revealed their first full-length, official trailer for the live-action Dumbo movie, about the little elephant who can fly. And you'll really believe he can fly after this! What a magnificent trailer, no thanks to that music. Dumbo is directed by iconic filmmaker Tim Burton, who has been working with Disney ever since Alice in Wonderland and most recently made Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. This new Disney Dumbo adventure features an exciting ensemble cast: Danny DeVito, Eva Green, Colin Farrell, Nico Parker, Finley Hobbins, Alan Arkin, Joseph Gatt, Sandy Martin, with Michael Keaton as the evil entrepreneur villain. Well what do you know, this looks really wonderful. Surprise, surprise, Disney making more magic that will get you into theaters and buying tickets. This looks adorable, upsetting, and inspiring in all the ways only Disney knows how to be. Fly, Dumbo, fly.

Watch: Award-Winning UK Short Film 'Transmission' Shot on 35mm

Transmission Short Film

"Welcome To Britannia. Together We Stand Alone." Here's another compelling, thought-provoking, unique short film worth your time to watch. Transmission is a short film made by Britsol, UK-based filmmakers Varun Raman & Tom Hancock, shot on Kodak 35mm film stock. It premiered at Fantasia last year and has played at 90 other festivals including BIFFF, L'Etrange, and Rhode Island Flickers, receiving 12 awards. The film is about an alternate Britain that uses quite a peculiar interrogation method to get information out of a political prisoner. Starring James Hyland, Kelby Keenan, and Michael Shon. The filmmakers on why they shot on film: "Its grain and response to light and colour creates a dream-like quality that has yet to be rivaled by digital. And the filmmaking process is engendered with an ultimate dedication to preparation."

New US Trailer for Western Action Film 'Buffalo Boys' from Indonesia

Buffalo Boys Trailer

"Let's give our people their justice." Samuel Goldwyn has released an official US trailer for a western action film titled Buffalo Boys, coming from Indonesia (where it's set), and produced out of Singapore. This just premiered at the Fantasia and New York Asian Film Festivals this fall, and is also this year's Singaporean Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film. This "fun old-school western flick" is about two brothers named Jamar and Suwo who return to the land of Java to avenge their father, a murdered Sultan, after years of exile in America working on the railroads, and being cowboys. But they end up in a fight for their lives. The main cast of Buffalo Boys includes Yoshi Sudarso, Ario Bayu, Pevita Pearce, Tio Pakusadewo, Conan Stevens, Reinout Bussemaker, Zack Lee, and Sunny Pang. Holy hell, this looks badass!! Get a load of this, seriously - the action actually looks clear and kinetic. I need to find and watch this right away.

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