From James Wan, the director of Insidious and Saw, comes a super scary looking “Based On A True Story” movie called The Conjuring and the first trailer has just come out.
Before there was Amityville, there was Harrisville, New England. Based on a true story, The Conjuring tells the horrifying tale of how world-renowned paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were called upon to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in a secluded farmhouse. I like that the trailer doesn’t reveal too much about the film (which is rare these days) and more so just sets the tone for the spookiness we can expect in the film.
The film stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Ron Livingston, and Lili Taylor. The film is scheduled for release this summer on July 19. Check out the first trailer below!
With February wrapping up this weekend and new movies coming out starting this Friday, March 1 (my birthday!), I figured it was time to share five of my recommendations for films to check out this March. Of course there are many new films opening in theatres, these are just the five that I’ve narrowed it down to based on my personal preferences combined with the buzz surrounding the films.
Contrary to my five picks for February, there isn’t even one comedy in my list for March as they all fall into at least one of the action / adventure / sci-fi / thriller categories. Two of the films star James Franco – it’s a big year for him.
Check out the trailers for my list of movies to see in March below, along with their release dates, descriptions, and key cast members.
The trailer for a new family dramedy called Family Weekend has come out, starring America’s hilarious cutie pie, Kristen Chenoweth.
The movie is directed by Benjamin Epps and stars Olesya Rulin in a leading role as a teenager named Emily Smith-Dungy, a highly-motivated 16-year-old student who has had enough with her parents’ (Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Modine) lack of support. When her career-focussed parents miss her big jump-roping competition, she puts her foot down… in a big way. With the help of her siblings (Eddie Hassell and Joey King), Emily literally takes her parents hostage in an intervention kind of way, trying to bring her family back together as a unit.
The movie hits theaters later this Spring. Check out the trailer below.
The trailer for an upcoming film called Simon Killer just came out and it has definitely piqued my interest. The film stars Brady Corbet (Melancholia, Martha Marcy May Marlene) as a handsome and well educated college graduate that seems to be dealing with some serious issues and his mental state is questionable.
After a recent breakup, he travels to Paris, France to clear his head. After spending several days wandering around, he comes across a sex parlor that leads to a whole new world of problems for Simon. He gets into a serious relationship with one of the prostitutes… one that leads to blackmail, betrayal and the ultimate revelation of Simon’s true nature. Something tells me that his true nature isn’t going to be good.
The film opens on April 5 in New York and April 12 in LA, after which it will then open in theaters nationwide. Watch the trailer below.
An upcoming new horror anthology called Sanitarium has debuted it’s red-band trailer warning that insanity is a disease that spreads like wildfire.
Using a mental hospital as the common thread, the movie is comprised of three different segments, with a character by the name of Dr. Stenson at the center of the trilogy. He plays the lead physician responsible for the patients at the Sanitarium, and offers commentary at the top of each of the three tales. He also explains how their troubles with hallucinations, imaginary voices, alternate realities and more got them where they are now.
The film is directed by Bryan Ortiz, Bryan Ramirez, and Kerry Valderrama and it looks super creepy. I’m curious to see how it all comes together, but terrified to watch it at the same time. Watch the trailer below to see what I mean.
Opening in theaters in the U.S. today is a thriller called Inescapable, starring Alexander Siddig, Joshua Jackson, and Marisa Tomei. The second official trailer has was also just released this week and you can check it out below.
Inescapable is is a political thriller about a father’s desperate search for his daughter and the chaos of the Middle East he left behind in his murky past. The film is set in Damascus in 2011. When his daughter, a photographer, goes to the Middle East to travel, she goes missing and it forces her father to back to the middle east to find her.
The film was directed by Ruba Nadda, an Arab Canadian film director from Montreal and this is her first thriller film. It has received mixed reviews so far but overall looks like it’s worth checking out. Watch the trailer below.
Back in February of 2010, I wrote an article about the tragic death of a Sea World trainer after she was killed by a killer whale named Tilikum. The same whale was also responsible for the death of two other people prior to this incident.
The documentary, shown at the Sundance Film Festival, shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity. In the trailer, we see the visuals of this whale attack and we also hear the 911 call made from Sea World after the incident. It’s very eerie and intense. The documentary was filmed over two years and features never-before-seen footage and interviews.
The documentary has received rave reviews and will be released in the near future. Sea World isn’t too happy about it, having released a statement saying, “Based on our very preliminary review … Blackfish appears to repeat the same unfounded allegations made many times over the last several years by animal rights activists. Importantly, the film fails to make the most important point about SeaWorld: the company is dedicated in every respect to the safety of our staff and the welfare of animals.” Watch the trailer below.
When Kylie Minogue signed with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation management a couple of weeks ago, she promised new music was on the horizon. While “Whistle” has never been released, it’s not the music she teased her fans about. In fact, “Whistle” was recorded back in 2011 for a movie titled, Jack and Diane staring Juno Temple and Riley Keough. As a side note, the film title has no relation to John Cougar’s classic 80s track. In fact, the Jack and Diane in the flick are both women.
In addition to contributing to the film’s soundtrack, the Aussie sex bomb makes an appearance in the film. “Whistle” isn’t the dance track you’re accustomed to hearing from the 44-year-old singer. She collaborated with experimental Icelandic group, múm for it. Gunnar Tynes from the band stated, “It is not the typical pop song we might have written for Minogue but we rather wrote it with the film in mind.” Check it out below, along with the movie trailer for Jack and Diane.