Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Then titled Don Jon’s Addiction, the film has been renamed to simply Don Jon. The film was acquired by Relativity Media at a cost of $4 million and is set to hit theaters on October 18, 2013 in limited release. Not only does Gordon-Levitt direct and star in it, he also wrote it. Talk about a triple threat. The breakout festival hit has finally released its first trailer and it’s a good one.
Gordon-Levitt plays a New Jersey man named Joe Martello aka Don Jon. He’s very passionate about several things as revealed in a voiceover: “There’s only a few things I really care about in life: My body, my pad, my ride, my family, my church, my boys, my girls and my porn.” His porn addiction becomes an issue when his new girlfriend played by Scarlett Johansson discovers his problem. As his defense, Don Jon likens his adoration for erotic flicks to his girlfriend’s obsession with romantic comedies. Speaking of which, there’s this movie within a movie starring Channing Tatum and Anne Hathaway that’s sure to provide some laughs. Check out the trailer below.
Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) may have died at the end of X-Men: The Last Stand, but she still lives on in Wolverine’s (Hugh Jackman) dreams. Her memory haunts him due to his involvement in her death. He can’t get her out of his head. Cue Kylie Minogue song.
Wolverine’s mutant healing power unfortunately doesn’t apply to his heart. The X-Men heads to Japan to escape his memories. In the land of the rising sun, Wolverine encounters ninjas, his arch-nemesis The Silver Samurai and the nefariously sexy Viper (Svetlana Khochenkova). He also bumps into a man he saved during World War II. Forever grateful to Wolverine, the now elderly man wants to give him a normal life by taking away his healing special powers. Check out a more vulnerable Wolverine in the brand new two minute, 30-second trailer below.
Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern-day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world, he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality. Story by Christopher McQuarrie.
Corey (Tyler Poelle) is a good-hearted therapist who loves helping his sweet, eccentric clients find happiness. After two years in a relationship with carefree jock Jon (David Wilson Page), Corey decides it’s time to pop the question. When the perfect time arrives, Jon informs him he’s dumping him for a woman. OUCH. Corey then sets off on a wild journey of self-discovery that leads him to a Grindr connection in the form of hunky Joel Rush. Their friendship sparks a bromance that soon blossoms into a romance.
Love or Whatever first premiered at the Philadelphia QFest. Since then the Rosser Goodman-directed gay romantic comedy has been busy working the festival circuit. The flick was supposed to become available on home video last week, but has been pushed back til October 2013. In addition to the aforementioned cast, the film also features incredibly funny supporting performances by Jennifer Elise Cox (Brady Bunch movies) and Kate Flannery (The Office). Check out the trailer below.
The very first teaser trailer for the Anchorman sequel premiered in May 2012. Almost a year later, Paramount finally drops another one for the early-awaited flick. Like the first clip, it features Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, along with Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner standing alongside him. The foursome take turns dropping their unique catchphrases.
Also returning for the second film are Christina Applegate and Vince Vaughn. New blood comes in the form of Kristen Wiig, Harrison Ford and Greg Kinnear. The Anchorman sequel also features a few notable cameos including Jim Carrey, Drake, Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Kanye West, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Catch all the action when Anchorman: The Legend Continues hits theaters on December 20, 2013. This time around the action moves from San Diego to New York. Check out the teasers below.
I can already picture the pitch meeting with the studio execs, “it’s The Hangover but with seniors.” In all honesty, if they rebranded this The Hangover Part 65, I would buy it as a sequel to the Bradley Cooper flicks.
When you hear of four Academy Award-winning actors starring in a film, the last thing you’d expect from them to appear in is a comedy about boozing it up in Las Vegas. It’s for that very reason that makes Last Vegas potentially a hilarious flick. Seeing Morgan Freeman getting his drunk on is worth the price of admission alone. Who knew he was such a party animal? Check out the teaser trailer and official synopsis below.
Billy (Academy Award®-winner Michael Douglas), Paddy (Academy Award®-winner Robert De Niro), Archie (Academy Award®-winner Morgan Freeman) and Sam (Academy Award®-winner Kevin Kline) have been best friends since childhood. So when Billy, the group’s sworn bachelor, finally proposes to his thirty-something (of course) girlfriend, the four head to Las Vegas with a plan to stop acting their age and relive their glory days. However, upon arriving, the four quickly realize that the decades have transformed Sin City and tested their friendship in ways they never imagined. The Rat Pack may have once played the Sands and Cirque du Soleil may now rule the Strip, but it’s these four who are taking over Vegas.
If you dismissed Pacific Rim as a cheap Transformers knockoff, shame on you. The Guillermo del Toro epic sci-fi flick looks so freaking awesome, I can’t even contain my excitement. Up until now, we’ve seen how visually stunning the film is in previous footage, but with the latest trailer we have a better understanding of the plot.
Earth has been attacked by creatures called Kaiju that have risen from a crevice in the Pacific Ocean. To combat this new threat, a program called Jaegers was born. It involves two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge to control a massive robot. Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi are two of the pilots with the fate of the world in their hands. Story seems far fetched but after watching the brand new trailer, you totally buy into it. Check it out below.
Not only does Rachel McAdams have a thing for romantic dramas, but for time traveling ones at that. In 2009, she fell for Eric Bana in The Time Traveler’s Wife and now it’s Domhnall Gleeson she’s smitten with in About Time which is scheduled to hit theaters November 1.
About Time is an upcoming British flick revolving around a young man (Gleeson) trying to change his past to have a better future. It comes from Richard Curtis who wrote Love Actually, Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral. If you like any of those films and Adam Sandler’s 50 First Dates, then you’ll love this one. Due to the time traveling aspect, Gleeson accidentally erases his own timeline and has to win over Rachel McAdams’ character over and over again.
I’m a huge fan of McAdams and romantic comedies, so naturally I’m checking this out. It looks like a lighthearted moving film. Check out the trailer below.
The Butler doesn’t even hit theaters in limited release until October 18, but the film is already generating Oscar buzz. Given the talent behind and in front of the camera, plus the Weistein Company in its corner, the film’s future during the 2013-14 Awards Season is looking pretty bright. Those Weinsteins really know how to launch an Oscar campaign.
Most likely benefiting from that will be Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey. Whitaker plays a man who served as a White House butler for eight American Presidents over three decades. It’s based on the true story of Eugene Allen, who came to the White House in 1952 until his retirement in 1986. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family.
Along with Winfrey and Whitaker, the film also stars Alex Pettyfer, John Cusack, Robin Williams, Terrence Howard, James Marsden, Alan Rickman, Liev Schreiber, Melissa Leo, Minka Kelly, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jesse Williams, Vanessa Redgrave, Mariah Carey, David Oyelowo, and Lenny Kravitz. Check out the newly-released trailer below.