Trailer: Experimenter

Seems that every time a Peter Sarsgaard movie pops up I say the same thing: he should just be cast in everything. The movie is guaranteed to be just that much better than it already is (or isn’t). Case in point, the trailer for Experimenter. Has the visual style of something like The Imitation Game meets Quiz Show, yet I’m not at all familiar with this director’s (Michael Almereyda) work; even though he’s worked with some fairly reputable and/or recognizable Hollywood names. (*adding Ethan Hawke’s Hamlet to my Netflix queue right now*).

For how long would you go on shocking a stranger with higher and higher volts of electricity just because someone is telling you to? Apparently it will turn you into Abraham Lincoln if you’re in on the experiment.

 

 

Trailer: Zipper

I really like the title. Zipper. It can have so many different meanings. In this case it seems the “zipper problem” seems pretty literal. Everyone has a dark side; I might argue that that truth is even more so when it comes to politicians. The sex addiction thing has been fairly popular in Hollywood lately and now it’s sunk its teeth into the political climate.

Still, I hope there’s more to this movie than what the trailer lets on. It seems to me that this is a case of will he admit it openly or will he try to fight it. What’s gonna happen in the end. If that’s the case, neither outcome is really all that interesting as we’ve had political scandal movies before (The Contender possibly being the best example). So I just hope there’s more to this whole thing than how will he get out of it (or not get out of it).

A heckuva nice cast (Lena Headey, Patrick Wilson, Richard Dreyfuss, Dianna Agron, Ray Winstone, John Cho) will grace the screens in North America in late August. Mmm… steamy.

 

 

Trailer: 007 in SPECTRE

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“It was me, James. The author of all your pain.”

Lots more Christoph Waltz as Blofeld…er…Franz Oberhauser here, a lot of showcase of cars, computers and locations, specifically Mexico City on the Day of the Dead, London, Icy Wilderness reminiscent of foggy Scotland in Skyfal. There are few ‘wow’ moments in the trailer, as the Daniel Craig era of 007 settles into what is is. Not that this is in anyway a bad thing, just familiar. Have a look at the trailer below.

Treaser Trailer: Synchronicity

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Time travel concepts and Blade Runner science fiction noir come together in Jacob Gentry’s Synchronicity. Gentry is perhaps best known for the quirky-absurd middle vignette in the 2007 apocalypse triptych, The Signal and has a particular knack for sync’ing up framing and action to electronic music, which you will see on display in the teaser trailer below.

The film is startlingly ambitious for what is probably a very tiny budget, and is playing at this years Fantasia International Film Festival. The film stars horror-indie regular AJ Bowen (The Guest, House of the Devil, Rites of Spring) and the villain is played by iconic Canuck character actor and ham (literally, watch ABC’s “V: The Final Battle”) Michael Ironside, who is also at Fantasia, starring in the Quebecois post-apocalyptic kids adventure, Turbokid. Go Michael!

Trailer #3: American Ultra

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If there is one thing that stoner-super-spy comedy American Ultra is doing right, it is with passive understatement, and the casting of Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart seems perfect in this case. Also digging the Molly-Day-Glo set-piece. It only has to overcome the fact that this concept (without the pot) has been done hundreds of times at this point.

After three trailers, are you ready for The Bourne High-dentity? (Sorry, that one is mine.)

Trailer: The Revenant

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Rev·e·nantˈrevəˌnäN,-nənt – noun
a person who has returned, especially supposedly from the dead.

Hot off the success of last year’s Best Picture winner Birdman, Alejandro G. Iñárritu is shifting gears with The Revenant. The film is a period piece revenge thriller adapted by Iñárritu from Michael Punke’s 2003 novel based on the true story of 19th century fur trapper Hugh Glass.

Over the years, the project has gone through quite a few hands before ending up on Iñárritu’s lap. At one point, Park Chan-wook was attached to direct with Samuel L. Jackson to star. Later on, John Hillcoat and Christian Bale were in negotiations.

As you’ll see in the trailer, with the final product, Iñárritu has crafted what appears to be a spectacularly beautiful film starring Leonardo Dicaprio as the weary protagonist hellbent on revenge against his companions (one played by Tom Hardy) who rob and leave him for dead after he’s attacked by a grizzly. Needless to say, it looks fucking awesome.

The Revenant drops into theaters stateside on Christmas Day 2015.

Comic Con Trailer: Suicide Squad

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Earlier today, we posted the trailer for Batman v Superman that premiered at Comic Con. Now, we have the Comic Con trailer for Suicide Squad, which exists inside the same connected film universe.

There’s no doubt about it: they are going for something completely distinct from the Marvel cinematic universe. Which according to many commenting so far… that’s a good thing. As for the views on these popular characters be punk rockified? That remains to be seen.

We have over a year until this drops into theaters on August 5, 2016–but needless to say, after these past few days, the internet is abuzz with moviegoers who are really curious as to where this film universe is headed.

Comic-Con Trailer: Batman v Superman

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Well, one of my major complaints about Man of Steel (and many superhero flicks recently) is about to be addressed in Batman v Superman: the seemingly inconsequential destruction of Metropolis.

Because Bruce Wayne happened to be there and see it all go down.

See Wayne Financial crumble to the ground.

And Bruce Wayne… he’s pissed at Superman.

Also… Wonder freaking Woman shows up.

I really disliked Man of Steel… but I remain open-minded. We still have to wait until March 25, 2016 to see how this is going to turn out, but in the meantime, check out the recent trailer from SDCC.

Did you enjoy Man of Steel? What do you think of trailer’s portrayal of Batman and Wonder Woman? Chime in below!