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Rooney Mara’s life is full of White Girl Problems in the full length trailer for “Tanner Hall”, the small indie picture she starred in for directors Francesca Gregorini and Tatiana von Furstenberg (daughter of Diane) way back in 2009 and is now finally seeing the light of day thanks, surely, in no small part to the imminent release of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, which is expected to propel Mara to a whole new level of movie stardom. “Tanner Hall” revolves around senior year in the life of Mara’s Fernanda and her two best friends, who all attend an all girls boarding school. Trouble comes to town in the form of Victoria, played by fellow rising star Brie Larson, a childhood nemesis of Fernanda’s who hasn’t lost her mean girl streak (“Do you have the metabolism for it?” she asks Fernanda, who is just trying to eat her breakfast in peace). I guess it’s not easy growing up anywhere.
“Tanner Hall” will be released on September 9th in select cities.
If you’re young and hot and partying in some exotic location in a movie, you know you’re in trouble. Do kids ever go on vacation in a foreign country without running into some situation that leaves them bloody and running for their lives? While others have encountered rich guys with torture fantasies and human organ traffickers, the kids in “The Darkest Hour” run into something a little more alien. Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Rachael Taylor and Max Minghella are four friends on a dream vacation in Moscow, but a night of partying goes south when orbs of light descend from the skies and immediately begin sucking up the earth’s electricity and killing every person that gets close enough to touch them.
Though the aliens and special effects look a bit childish and non-threatening from what we’ve seen, being glowing spheres of orange light and all, it’s still a nice change from the usual robot/giant bug model used by nearly every other alien invasion movie. Will the movie live up to its promise of “highlighting the classic beauty of Moscow alongside mind-blowing special effects from the minds of visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (‘Wanted,’ ‘Night Watch’) and director Chris Gorak”?
“The Darkest Hour” opens in theaters on December 23, 2011.
Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones are young and in love in the first trailer for Sundance Grand Jury prize winner “Like Crazy”, set for release on October 28, 2011. In the Drake Doremus directorial debut, Jones is a British college student who falls for her American classmate. When she decides to overstay her student visa in order to spend the summer with him, she’s banned from returning after she leaves for home, thus separating the young lovers indefinitely.
One of our most anticipated movies of the year, “Like Crazy” should have a real shot at awards season, in particular for Jones, who was awarded a Special Jury Prize for her acting at Sundance as well. The first trailer from the film, as well as the poster, are below.
And further down the rabbit hole Ryan Gosling goes. The marketing for George Clooney’s“The Ides of March” has seemed to follow a trajectory that mirrors Gosling’s character’s fall from grace in the film itself. He was hopeful and idealistic in the first look still, losing his identity in the first poster and now, in the first teaser trailer for the October 7th release, Gosling’s young Presidential campaign manager runs the gamut of innocence, ambition, paranoia, arrogance and disillusionment. Reports indicate “Ides of March” could be a heavy hitter during Oscar season, with Evan Rachel Wood a serious Best Supporting Actress contender. And with his “Blue Valentine” snub last year, is Gosling in play for a well overdue Best Actor nomination?
“The Ides of March” will open the Venice Film Festival and have a major presence at the Toronto Film Festival as well.
Call it Transformers: Dark of the Sea or Sailors & Aliens. The first teaser trailer for Peter Berg’s live action, big screen adaptation of classic board game “Battleship” seems to tread s a lot of familiar territory in pitting Taylor Kitsch – nearly unrecognizable after shaving off his signature long locks of hair – as a rebellious naval officer coming face to face with an unidentified floating piece of machinery in the ocean. Spoiler alert: it turns out to be an alien spaceship, and it wastes no time in pointing its own substantially more technologically advanced weapons pointed directly back at the US Naval ship headed by Liam Neeson.
Will humans or aliens prevail in sinking their opponents? “Battleship”, also starring Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker and Alexander Skarsgard, opens on May 18, 2012.
In his bid to distance himself from the character of Edward Cullen, Robert Pattinson has been taking on projects as far removed from a tortured vampire as possible. Earlier this year we saw him opposite Reese Witherspoon in the romantic drama Water for Elephants, and then he joined the cast of David Cronenberg’s adaptation Cosmopolis, which takes place almost entirely inside a limo, involves him cheating on his wife, being pursued by shadowy assassins, and losing his entire fortune in one day!
Back in early 2010 however, Pattinson began production on Bel Ami, an adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s novel of the same name. (Seriously, does Pattinson have an obsession with book adaptations!?) Set in Paris in the nineteenth century, his character Georges Duroy comes from poor beginnings but climbs the social ladder by bedding various women. Starring opposite Uma Thurman, Kristen Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci, the first trailer for Bel Ami has just been released.
Despite Pattinson’s insistence earlier in the year that this film would be a difficult one to market, as Duroy “is an amoral character”, we think this first trailer make for an interesting viewing. There’s no dodgy American accent and Pattinson holds his weight against big names such as Thurman and Scott Thomas
View the trailer below the cut and let us know your thoughts. There’s still no word on release dates but there’s definite possibility that we might see this on the schedule of a fall festival.
Both stars plus director Andrew Niccol have been at Comic-Con promoting, and Timberlake told the press conference that it was the theme of immortality that drew him to the role – “The idea of how could we achieve being young forever [appealed to me]. I just fell in love with the man that he was. An ordinary man being put in fantastical situations. He wakes up with 24 hours on his body clock, so he only has a day to live. [I liked] the idea of what would you do, how would you live; the idea of having to beg and steal to stay alive.”
Niccol joked that promoting a project that isn’t known or not part of a franchise at Comic-Con can be tough, telling the crowd ““If I have all my limbs when I walk out, I’ll be satisfied”
Also starring Olivia Wilde, Cillian Murphy, Alex Pettyfer, Bella Heathcote and Vincent Kartheiser, In Time focuses on a future world where no-one lives past the age of 25 – except the wealthy who can afford to “buy” time. It is due for release on October 28th 2011, and trailer and posters can be seen under the cut.
Peter Parker’s rarely mentioned, usually presumed dead parents play a large role in the first teaser trailer for Marc Webb’s 3D reboot “The Amazing Spider-Man”, which sees Andrew Garfield take over the web slinging crimefighting from Tobey Maguire. The young Peter is left with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May (played by Martin Sheen and Sally Field) by his parents in the middle of the night without explanation, and as he grows up, it’s a mystery that still haunts him. Will he discover their retconned status as S.H.I.E.L.D. agents?
Though we have seen the new Spidey suit many times by now, the trailer plays coy with revealing Spider-Man in costume and in action, choosing instead to show us his POV as he slings and swings across skyscrapers. While it may frustrate fanboys, we can already imagine how awesome the footage will look on the big screen and in 3D.
Garfield, Webb and Emma Stone, who plays Peter’s first love Gwen Stacey, will be on hand to showcase this new trailer and perhaps more at the highly anticipated Sony panel at Comic-Con this Friday. “The Amazing Spider-Man” opens in theaters July 3, 2012.
Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” (formerly “Hugo Cabret”, based on the novel by Brian Selznick), already looks like movie magic. Newcomer Asa Butterfield shines as a recently orphaned kid living in the walls of a Parisian train station who gets wrapped up in a mystery revolving around a robot/music box and Chloe Moretz, who happens to possess the heart shaped key that unlocks the machine. A magical adventure kicks off and a colorful troupe of supporting characters, including Sacha Baron Cohen as a grouchy train conductor and Ben Kinsley as a mysterious shop owner, create trouble and mischief for the youngsters. As Moretz’s character self-references, “it’s like Neverland and Oz and Treasure Island all wrapped into one” and it’s easy to see how “Hugo” would be even more immersive and breathtaking on the big screen, in 3D. If that weren’t enough, the kids are backed up by a Scorsese caliber supporting cast that also includes Jude Law, Emily Mortimer and Christopher Lee.
Sony is obviously betting you’ll see “Hugo” in glorious 3D with your family over Thanksgiving weekend, as it opens on November 23, 2011. See the trailer in HD at Apple Trailers or below.
In 1982, John Carpeter unleashed an extraterritorial creature with the ability to assimilate its victims and easily hide among unsuspecting prey in his cult classic “The Thing” and in 2011, a new team of filmmakers sets out to tell the story of how the Thing was fatefully and tragically brought to life by a band of Norwegian scientists. Mary Elizabeth Winstead leads as Kate Lloyd, an American scientist not mentioned in the first film, who is flown in to see the discovery the Norwegians made. She is wary and reluctant to take a tissue sample from the mysterious creature the group discovers frozen in ice and obviously had good reason to be paranoid, as that simple scientific action inevitably leads to the team’s downfall. Hopefully no spoiler alerts are needed here, as the 1982 film opens with a new team of researchers discovering the destroyed camp left behind by the Norwegians in the aftermath of their fatal mistake.
Joel Edgerton is also on board as a pilot running supplies to the camp but who is left in the dark regarding what sort of research is happening inside. The inclusion of these new American characters certainly leaves the door open for an ending that doesn’t leave every person dead on the ground. Anyone else getting an image of Edgerton, Winstead and a few stragglers taking off in a helicopter only for one of them to begin transforming? Find out if I’m psychic when “The Thing” releases in theaters on October 14th.
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