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Formerly known as Arms and the Dudes, the first trailer for the dark comedy War Dogs has just arrived. The Hangover franchise director Todd Phillips is at the helm of the film which sees two twentysomething men (Jonah Hill and Miles Teller) getting caught up in the insane world of arms dealing, only to land them in the Middle East. This looks like it's going to be a riot, something akin to The Wolf of Wall Street meets Charlie Wilson's War. Just the prospect of Jonah Hill and Miles Teller in a movie together had me sold, but this looks pretty spectacular. And hey, Bradley Cooper is in it too. Watch now!
It's time for another epic where a slave has to take down the Roman empire a notch by getting revenge on someone who betrayed them. Ben-Hur is a new adaptation of the classic novel by Lew Wallace about two brothers who take their rivalry into the arena of chariot-racing. Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston) was meant to be a prince, but his brother Messala (Toby Kebbell) betrayed him by accusing Judah of treason. After a bout with slavery, Judah is back, but now the only way to really get vengeance is to take him down in a chariot race so Rome's best can see him stripped of his glory. It's Gladiator, but with more chariots. Watch?
Let me just say that I was not a fan of Tim Burton's rehash of Alice in Wonderland in 2010. It felt like more of the same gothic circus junk that Burton has pushed before, but without any of the originality that made some of his earlier work great. However, the new trailer for the sequel, Alice Through the Looking Glass, has my full attention. Maybe it's Jefferson Airplane's track "White Rabbit" that's making everything work better than it should, but this is a very well-cut trailer. Maybe director James Bobin is what this sequel needed to make Wonderland, and hopefully Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter, interesting again. Watch!
Thanks to director James Wan, summer isn't just full of blockbuster action and tentpole kids movies. Horror fan will have something to look forward to with The Conjuring 2 giving us the next terrifying account of the supernatural, straight from the files of real life paranormal investigators Ed & Lorraine Warren. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga are back as the paranormal expects as they head across the pond to investigate a house that has been dubbed England's Amityville. Imagine if The Exorcist was on steroids and you get an idea of what can be seen in the new trailer for this horror sequel. Watch the trailer!
Easily one of the best parts of The LEGO Movie, besides pretty much everything, was Will Arnett as LEGO Batman. The overtly dark and jerkish Batman was hilarious, and audiences apparently loved him so much that Warner Bros. Pictures and their animation group wanted to give him his own movie. The first trailer for The LEGO Batman Movie is here to show us how the building block version of the superhero lives his life when he's not fighting crime. It involves cooking lobster and lounging in a luxurious robe.
Mark Wahlberg has faced Transformers, terrorists, corrupt cops, and deadly trees. This time, he's facing an oil drilling rig that experiences a deadly blowout and threatens everyone on board. Deepwater Horizon is the latest film from Lone Survivor director Peter Berg, chronicling the real life disaster that happened nearly six years ago. The exposition in this trailer juxtaposed with the dramatized disaster is done very nicely, but things really get intense when the rig goes up in a huge fireball. This just might be good.
After tackling the comic book blockbuster, writer and director Shane Black is going back to his Kiss Kiss Bang Bang roots with the comedic detective thriller The Nice Guys. Two private investigators, Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, team up to find a missing woman, but they might end up biting off more than they can chew. It's not quite as funny as the first red band trailer, but it still looks like it could be the sleeper hit of the summer. Also, keep an eye out for young Iron Man 3 co-star Ty Simpkins when a car goes crashing through his house. Does he have a dirty magazine in his hands? Probably. Watch below now!
After Oscar Isaac helped save the galaxy in Star Wars: The Force Awakens last year, this summer he's going to try to destroy the world as the big bad guy in X-Men: Apocalypse. A new trailer for the sequel assembles the four horsemen to destroy the world. Magneto (Michael Fassbender), Psylocke (Olivia Munn), Storm (Alexandra Shipp) and Angel (Ben Hardy) are causing some serious damage, forcing Professor X (James McAvoy) and his young X-Men to save the world. Honestly, I'm not too sure about this one. The visual effects look dodgy, and Apocalypse doesn't seem nearly as threatening as he should be.
After playing in the wizarding world of Harry Potter, director David Yates is heading into the jungle with an updated version of Tarzan, based on the classic hero from iconic author Edgar Rice Burroughs. In The Legend of Tarzan, the story finds our titular hero (Alexander Skarsgård) removed from the jungle, acclimated to life back in London. But when his jungle home is threatened by a diabolical businessman, he's called back into action and uses all his friends in the wild to help him. In the new full length trailer, the visual effects are meant to shine, but there's something that doesn't look quite right to me. Watch below.
After tackling the apocalypse in This Is The End, you would think that writers and producers Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg couldn't get any more insane. But then we saw the red band trailer for their first animated venture, Sausage Party. In the movie, all food wants to be is bought and taken home, but when a pack of sausages, potatoes, buns and more find out what really happens to food when it goes home with people, they set out to get back to the store and save all their friends. This trailer may just make you regret eating hot dogs and everything else along with them at a barbecue. Okay, not really. But it's pretty funny. Watch now!
For everyone who has been waiting for their first glimpse of the new Spider-Man in Marvel's sprawling cinematic universe, the new trailer for Captain America: Civil War has finally come through with a reward. After we run through the conflict between Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) that will split The Avengers into two opposing teams, we finally get to see which side your friendly neighborhood webslinger will fall on, and it appears he's gotten some help with his new suit from Stark Industries. Check out the new Spider-Man (Tom Holland) and some fantastic superhero brawling.
Laika can do no wrong when it comes to stop-motion animation, and their latest project, the epic adventure Kubo and the Two Strings, is no exception. This looks like the animation studio's most impressive achievement yet, and the latest trailer will astound you when you remember that this movie is carefully crafted frame-by-frame. The story sees young Kubo setting off on a journey to learn about his samurai father's mysterious past, encountering dangerous mythical creatures and more. Matthew McConaughey and Charlize Theron accompany him as a loyal warrior and a talking monkey, respectively. Watch below!