August 29, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Today sees the release of the first full length clip for John Krokidas’ “Kill Your Darlings“, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Foster and Dane DeHaan and one of the few films left of 2013 that I am truly anticipating!
“Kill Your Darlings” throws us into the world of Allen Ginsburg (Radcliffe), Lucien Carr (DeHaan), William Burroughs (Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston), who met at Columbia University in the 1940s and began to explore the dark underbelly of New York City at the same time as they were slowly becoming the Beat generation that we know today. Michael C. Hall stars as David Kammerer, who along with Carr, was one of the lesser known historical players who nonetheless had a huge hand in ushering in the Ginsberg, Burroughs and Kerouac we know of now.
This new clip focuses on Ginsberg’s first glimpse of Carr, as during a tour of Columbia’s South Hall library, Carr interrupts to quote the restricted readings of Henry Miller. “Kill Your Darlings” will eventually leads us into the darker, more unknown parts of the Beat origin tale as we see how far these men were willing to go for each other.
As for the trailer, DeHaan is the standout (as he always is in everything!), and we can see how easily Ginsberg and the others fell under his spell. Following the excellent reviews out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival, we can’t wait to hear how it plays at it’s international premiere at Venice Film Festival this week, before a wide release on October 18th.
Check out the trailer andd clip below.
July 10, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Brutality, confusion and conspiracy are front and center in today’s release of the red band trailer for Spike Lee‘s “Oldboy“, a remake of Park Chan-Wook’s Korean thriller.
Starring Josh Brolin, Sharlto Copley, Elizabeth Olsen, and Nate Parker, “Oldboy” follows Brolin’s Joseph Doucet, an advertising executive who wakes up to find himself kidnapped and hidden away in one room. For the next twenty years he watches the outside world continue via one television screen – including news footage linking him to his ex-wife’s murder. When he finally awakens one day in a box in a field, he attempts to discover who hid him, and then set him free – and exact his revenge. Olsen plays Marie, a young social worker who becomes involved with Brolin, and Copley the illusive figure who may hold the answers Joseph is looking for.
This trailer is two and a half minutes of intrigue and violence, and we can’t wait to see “Oldboy” – it will be released on 25th October 2013 in the US, and 6th December in the UK.
June 27, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
The words “inspired, beautiful, devastating” are used to full effect in this first trailer for Drake Doremus’s “Breathe In“, taking us on a roller-coaster of emotion.
Starring Felicity Jones, Guy Pearce and Amy Ryan, “Breathe In” follows Pearce’s high-school music teacher who lives in a small upstate New York town, who is tempted away from his marriage by a British exchange student (Jones), altering her host family’s lives forever. Mackenzie Davis also stars as Pearce’s daughter. Doremus also wrote the script along with Ben York Jones.
It looks to be a slow build film, much the same as Jones and Doremus’s first collaboration “Like Crazy” was. In the first few scenes of this trailer Pearce is clearly restless, maybe unhappy, despite the doting wife and daughter. Jones, one of Britain’s most talented up and comers, is cool and smart, and this trailer is clever to not give too much of their story away, ending with the potential of a tragedy.
Once we have an embed code we’ll add the trailer below, but for now, check out Britain’s Guardian site. UPDATE: Thanks to Indiewire for the embed. See the full trailer below.
“Breathe In” is out on July 19th in the UK but has yet to receive a release date in the US.
June 18, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
It’s been seven months since we saw the first trailer for the big screen adaptation of Cassandra Clare’s “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” so it’s a little disappointing that today’s newly released international trailer doesn’t really give us anything new to discuss.
Lily Collins stars in Harold Zwart‘s adaptation as Clary Fray, a fifteen year old human whose world is turned upside down when she discovers she can see supernatural beings and crosses paths with the Shadowhunters, other gifted humans who hunt and kill demons. She soon meets her match in the arrogant Jace Wayland, played by Jamie Campbell Bower, as well as his friends the Lightwood twins, Isabelle (Jemima West) and Alec (Kevin Zegers). Robert Sheehan, Lena Headey, Aidan Turner and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers also star.
We’re not hopeful that “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” will become the new “Twilight” franchise that we’re sure the studio is hoping for. Will you be heading to a midnight screening on August 21st 2013?
Click below to the view the new trailer.
June 6, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
With Zack Snyder’s “Man Of Steel” only a week away from release, anticiptation couldn’t be any higher. But if a “dreamy, blurry and sweepingly epic” trailer didnt sweep you away, or an action-packed, three minute long trailer featuring all the most important people in Superman’s life didn’t bring a shiver to your spine, then we’re not sure if there’s any hope for you. But just in case, here’s one last trailer.
Starring Henry Cavill as Superman, one of DC’s most iconic superheroes, this final trailer has little dialogue but a huge amount of action, and gives us a lot more of a general overview – from Superman being bullied as a youngster up to battling General Zod (Michael Shannon), saving Lois Lane (Amy Adams) and being given some encouraging words from his father, Jor-El (Russell Crowe).
“Man Of Steel” is out on wide release next Friday, June 14th, 2013.
Click below to view the trailer.
May 8, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Gearing up for next week’s premiere at Cannes Film Festival, today sees the release of a red band trailer for the Coen brothers “Inside Llewyn Davis”.
There aren’t many new scenes in this new video compared to the trailer we received back in Janaury, just the expected cussing, but the tone begins to feels more melancholic towards the end before finishing with the same scene as the earlier trailer – Oscar Isaac gathering the courage to perform for a nightclub owner.
Also starring Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman, we’re hoping for a premiere at Cannes early next week so we can bring you an exclusive review, but “Inside Llewyn Davis” will be released to the public this coming December – hoping to be a contenders for next year’s awards season.
May 2, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Saoirse Ronan and Alexis Bledel make the most of stereotypes in this first trailer for new pic “Violet And Daisy” – before swiftly turning them on their heads.
Bledel plays Violet, best friend of Ronan’s Daisy, and the two are teenage assassins, using their youth and femininity to make their way into the lives of people they are soon to kill. With no cares except for the fact that a concert by their favorite pop idol Barbie Sunday has suddenly been canceled, they are determined to raise cash in order to buy Barbie Sunday dresses, taking on a new job that turns out to prove not everything is as expected.
With what looks like several visually imaginative, dream-like sequences, it looks like “Violet And Daisy” is set to throw up some surprises itself, particularly as Oscar nominated Ronan is known for picking unusual, strong scripts.
Directed by Oscar winner Geoffrey Fletcher, and also starring James Gandolfini, Marinanne Jean-Baptiste and Danny Trejo, “Violet and Daisy” was filmed back in 2011 but will finally be released on June 13th 2013. Check out the trailer below.
April 16, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
“Toy’s House” was a title that was on everyone’s lips after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, but because of its cast of unknowns, it didn’t land on my radar until I got a chance to see it for myself recently, and now that I have, let me tell you: put this one on your radar.
Now titled “The Kings of Summer”, the charming, offbeat coming of age comedy, the feature directorial debut of Jordan Vogt-Roberts, features breakthrough turns by Nick Robinson and Gabriel Basso as two fifteen year old best friends who grow tired of their families and run away into the woods, where they build a house to live in for the summer. Tagging along is Moises Arias as Biaggio, a slightly unstable, slightly hilarious classmate who they’re afraid to give the brush off to. And you’ll see some familiar funny faces as the boys’ families who are on a frantic search even as their kids are kicking back and living it up not two miles away.
You can look for my review closer to the film’s release on May 31st and watch the first trailer below right now.
April 4, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
With a great cast, a classic tale and an incredible director, our excitement for the hotly anticipated 3D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” has always been high. Over the last few months the excitement has really ramped up, thanks to images and trailers showcasing everything we love about director Baz Luhrmann, but today’s trailer really delivers – and now we can’t wait for it’s premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.
Huge fans of Luhrmann, we’re so pleased to see his trademark over-stylised direction, with lush colours that pop off the screen, gorgeous costumes, sweeping cinematography (which we imagine can only help with the 3D aspect), and what sounds like the soundtrack of the year.
The newly released trailer contains much more exposition, giving us backstory for Gatsby and Daisy (played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan in what are sure to be awards-worthy performances) and also provides more information on Tom, Daisy’s brutish husband played by Joel Edgerton.
Also starring Tobey Maguire as the narrator Nick Carraway, Callum McAuliffe as a young Gatsby and Isla Fisher as Tom’s lover, Luhrmann’s film will premiere at Cannes on May 15th – but will actually be on wide release in US on May 10th.
Check out the trailer below the cut.
March 8, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
British actress Imogen Poots has a busy 2013 ahead of her, and following a premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival today sees the release of the first trailer for “The Look Of Love“, which the British actress will soon be promoting.
Also starring comedian Steve Coogan and Anna Friel, the film directed by Michael Winterbottom is based on a true story and follows Coogan’s Paul Raymond, a publisher and club owner who became Britain’s richest man by opening up the UK’s first strip club and then publishing several soft porn magazines. Poots stars as Raymond’s daughter, who he hopes will continue the family business, and Friel as Raymond’s wife, but betrayal and dishonesty affect them all before leading to personal tragedy.
Poots, one of our 20 faces to watch in 2013, recently wrapped filming on romcom “Are We Officially Dating?” which also stars Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan, and will soon begin filming the adaptation of computer game “Need For Speed” alongside Aaron Paul and Dakota Johnson. Poots will reunite with “Fright Night” co-star Anton Yelchin in Josh Boone’s “Pretenders” and also has roles in Terrence Malick’s “Knight of Cups”, Jimi Hendrix biopic “All is By My Side” and Nick Hornby novel adaptation “A Long Way Down” ready for release.
Click below to view the trailer. “The Look Of Love” is due for release in the UK on April 26th.