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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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
It’s always tough to adapt a beloved novel for the big screen but the first trailer for “Life of Pi“ hit the internet today and it looks like Oscar winning director Ang Lee may win over the sceptics.
Filmed in 3D and starring newcomer Suraj Sharma, “Life of Pi” is a fantasy adventure novel written by Yann Martel and adapted for the screen by David Magee. The film follows protagonist, Piscine Molitor “Pi” Patel, who survives 227 days after a shipwreck, while stranded on a boat in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger, and explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age.
The first trailer looks absolutely stunning, and considering this is one film currently on many Best Film awards watch lists, we’re sure we can also add it to the cinematography field.
Click below for the trailer. “Life of Pi2 is set for release on November 21st 2012.
Following the new poster of “Snow White and the Huntsman,” Universal has released a full length trailer of their adaptation of the classic tale, as well as an additional poster featuring an armored Kristen Stewart in the title role of Snow White. The new poster mirrors the earlier promo shot of Stewart released the past summer, but she’s now accompanied by her seven (soldier) dwarfs. In the almost two minute glimpse into the film, we’re finally treated to real-life action that mixes magical warfare and intrigue. Judging by the trailer, the film looks like it’ll include mostly all of the traditional elements of the tale, give or take. Incorporated into trailer is the classic “Mirror Mirror” line, which coincidentally was recently announced as the official title of Tarsem Singh’s Snow White film that’s also due for release next year.
The Queen as depicted by Charlize Theron dominates the trailer and although the character has always been known as a cruel and jealous dictator, here she’s shown as way more malicious and domineering in her quest to be “the fairest of them all. The film’s two title characters also make appearances, but really nothing beyond quick flashes of wielding weapons and riding horses. Stewart’s Snow White, who has no speaking lines in the trailer, doesn’t appear to do much else besides fleeing or gazing around at the pretty and/or scary sights. Meanwhile, Chris Hemsworth is looking very Thor-like as the huntsman. Sam Claflin as the Prince also makes a brief, blink-and-you’ll-miss-it appearance. Although the poster this past week hinted at a bit more of a fantastical element to the story, the trailer indicates that perhaps the story truly is as dark and brooding as that forest Snow White hangs out in.
Medieval playground or enchanted battlefield, we’re not entirely sure yet. The trailer and the posters all proudly state that the film comes from the producer of Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, so perhaps Universal is hoping to target that same audience. We’ll find out next summer when the film hits theatres!
The trailer for “J. Edgar” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts and Josh Lucas has been released. Directed by Clint Eastwood and written by Dustin Lance Black, the film follows J. Edgar Hoover (DiCaprio), a previous FBI Director.
Here’s the official synopsis:
“During his lifetime, J. Edgar Hoover would rise to be the most powerful man in America. As head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for nearly 50 years, he would stop at nothing to protect his country. Through eight presidents and three wars, Hoover waged battle against threats both real and perceived, often bending the rules to keep his countrymen safe. His methods were at once ruthless and heroic, with the admiration of the world his most coveted, if ever elusive, prize.
Hoover was a man who placed great value on secrets–particularly those of others–and was not afraid to use that information to exert authority over the leading figures in the nation. Understanding that knowledge is power and fear poses opportunity, he used both to gain unprecedented influence and to build a reputation that was both formidable and untouchable.
He was as guarded in his private life as he was in his public one, allowing only a small and protective inner circle into his confidence. His closest colleague, Clyde Tolson, was also his constant companion. His secretary, Helen Gandy, who was perhaps most privy to Hoover’s designs, remained loyal to the end… and beyond. Only Hoover’s mother, who served as his inspiration and his conscience, would leave him, her passing truly crushing to the son who forever sought her love and approval.As seen through the eyes of Hoover himself, “J. Edgar” explores the personal and public life and relationships of a man who could distort the truth as easily as he upheld it during a life devoted to his own idea of justice, often swayed by the darker side of power.”
The film is set to release in theaters on November 9, 2011.
We’ve already seen a green band teaser trailer which shows us Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander, the tattooed, goth computer hacker genius who teams up with Daniel Craig’s journalist Mikael Blomkvist to solve the cold case of a young girl who went missing in the 1960s, and we were lucky enough to see the 8-minute preview that was shown at the Straw Dogs screenings last week. This new trailer is very much a summarized version of that preview
The late Stieg Larsson’s international best-selling novel spawned at least two sequels, “The Girl Who Played with Fire” and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”, and both Craig and Mara have a three picture deal in place – unfortunately Fincher has committed only to the first so far.
Watch the trailer below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
In Ruben Fleischer’s comedy adventure “30 Minutes or Less,” Jesse Eisenberg plays a pizza delivery boy who finds himself strapped with explosives and the instructions to rob a bank in less than 8 hours or the bomb goes boom. He calls upon his best friend, played by Aziz Ansari, to help him obtain the money. Danny McBride and Nick Swardson also star as the two thugs who use Eisenberg to get the cash they need.
“30 Minutes or Less” will be released in theatres on August 12, 2011. Until then, you can check out the hilarious trailer below via IGN:
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