Up until this point, we’ve only seen a couple of teasers featuring Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and David Koechner banter back and forth. At long last, the first official trailer with actual footage from the film has surfaced. Anchorman: The Legend Continues doesn’t hit theaters until December 20, 2013 but you can get your first look now.
In the trailer, we see Ron Burgundy and his news team entering the 80s. Appropriate given the fact the original Anchorman film hit theaters almost a decade ago. They try to adjust by taking a job at a CNN-style 24 hour news station. There, they face off against a young handsome anchor played by James Marsden and a legendary newscaster in the form of Harrison Ford. The highlight for me though is seeing Kristen Wiig in the trailer. She plays a similarly dimwitted character as Steve Carell’s character’s potential girlfriend.
Other famous faces joining the sequel are Liam Neeson, Vince Vaughn, Nicole Kidman, John C. Reilly, Kanye West and Meagan Good. The latter seems to play a love interest of sorts. The scene where he’s trying to breakdown race barriers at dinner with her family is hilarious. I wonder what this means for Christina Applegate’s character in the film. Check out the trailer below.
The trailer for an upcoming crime thriller called Only God Forgives has come and it looks intense!
The movie stars the sexy Ryan Gosling as Julian, a former kickboxer turned drug-smuggler who is currently living in Bangkok and seeking revenge after his brother was murdered. It’s actually his mother who is insisting that he finds and kills the person responsible for his brother’s death. His mother is played by the fabulous Kristin Scott Thomas and I don’t think I’ve ever seen her as intimidating and feisty as in this trailer… and she’s almost always intimidating and feisty in her roles!
The filmed debuted at the Cannes Film Festival to mixed reviews. People seemed to either really love it, or totally hate it. Either way, the trailer was effective at piquing my interest so I’ll definitely watch the movie and determine my own opinion. The film opens in theaters on July 19. Check out the trailer below!
Based on the memoir of the same name, The Wolf of Wall Street is a true story about Jordan Belfort. The Gordon Gekko-idolizing figure presided over a brokerage firm that operated as a boiler room which cheated investors for $200 million. He spent 22 months in jail after confessing to money-laundering and securities fraud. The film revolves on Belfort’s hard partying ways which includes, believe it or not, throwing dwarves, sinking yachts and romancing models.
Leonardo DiCaprio once again reunites with director Martin Scorsese. The 38-year-old actor is joined in the flick by a star-studded cast including Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey,Jon Bernthal, Kyle Chandler, Margot Robbie, Cristin Milioti, and Jean Dujardin. Check out the first trailer for the flick below.
Miss shirtless buff soldiers beating each other to a bloody death in slow motion since Spartacus signed off forever? You’re in luck. Zack Synder is finally releasing a sequel to his 2006 hit 300. Unfortunately, the following trailer will have to tide you over until 300: Rise of an Empire hits theaters in March 2014. The cruelty of it all.
Rodrigo Santoro helms the sequel based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes. This new chapter takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea— as Greek general Themistokles (Sullivan Stapleton) attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war. 300: Rise of an Empire pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes (Santoro), and Artemesia (Eva Green), vengeful commander of the Persian navy. Check out the first trailer below.
“The legend is never the whole story.” Amen to that and thankfully for an upcoming biopic, we’ll know more of the story. Hopefully in a sensationalized way. As you know, I love me a scandalous biopic.
The first teaser trailer for the highly-anticipated Diana just dropped. Oscar nominee Naomi Watts plays the titular princess. Obviously, there have been other films about the “people’s princess.” This one stands out due to its focus on her relationships with heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan (Naveen Andrews) and Dodi Fayed (Cas Anvar). Khan was allegedly her lover she used to smuggle into Kensington Palace in the trunk of her butler’s car. Fayed as you all know was her boyfriend she died with that fateful night in Paris in 1997.
Oliver Hirschbiegel directs the film and will premiere in the UK on September 5. It will arrive in North American theaters after that with no specific date solidified just yet. Check out the trailer below.
Two days before it was supposed to make its debut during previews for Man of Steel, the movie trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has made its way online. Based on initial impression, it looks like it’s going to be better than the first film. Granted, I like Evangeline Lilly (Lost) and glad she’s part of the franchise. She looks fantastic in the preview. It also doesn’t hurt that Orlando Bloom reprises his role of Legolas in the sequel.
The storyline continues the events of An Unexpected Journey, in which the hobbit Bilbo Baggins travels with the Wizard Gandalf, the dwarf Thorin Oakenshield, and his company into the Kingdom of Erebor, taking them through Mirkwood, Esgaroth, and Dale to eventually the epic combat with the dragon Smaug. Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness) voices the titular dragon. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters on December 13, 2013. Check out the brand spanking new trailer below.
Some of you might be surprised to know that I love a good surf movie. Point Break is one of my all-time favorites in the genre. Blue Crush and North Shore weren’t half bad either. Imagine my excitement when I read that Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) were starring in a surfing flick and one based on true events to boot. I love a ripped from a headlines type of approach.
Drift takes place in the 1970s and centers on two Aussie brothers played by Xavier Samuel and Myles Pollard who start building a surfboard and wetsuit business. Things get intense when they get mixed up with a local drug dealer. Sam Worthington co-stars as a traveling bohemian surf photographer and filmmaker who becomes involved in the brothers’ lives. Six months ago, the first trailer debuted, now we have a clip created specifically for North American audiences. Check out both the Aussie and domestic one below.
Side note: Myles Pollard must be a huge star in Australia. Why else would he get top billing over Worthington and Samuel. Hopefully, our Aussie readers can enlighten me on Pollard’s popularity down under.
If you’re more of a fan of Justin Timberlake the actor as opposed to “Suit & Tie” Timberlake, fear not. The 32-year-old actor hasn’t abandoned his film career just yet. The first trailer for his upcoming flick Runner, Runner about online gambling has just been released.
Timberlake plays Richie Furst a Princeton student who is cheated out of his tuition money by playing online poker. When he learns that the site is hosted from a remote island location, he goes to confront the site’s corrupt owner, Ivan Block (Ben Affleck), but is lured into becoming Ivan’s protégé and right-hand man. Their relationship starts to reach a boiling point all while an FBI agent tries to use Richie to bring Ivan down.
The film also features Gemma Arterton, Anthony Mackie, Oliver Cooper, Ben Schwartz and Sam Palladio. Leonardo DiCaprio co-produced the film. It’s a bit hilarious DiCaprio and Affleck are involved in this project considering a couple years back they were allegedly part of an underground gambling ring. At least they didn’t have to do much research for the film ;) Check out the trailer below. Runner, Runner comes to theaters on September 27.