With exception to The Fast & The Furious films, car racing films do nothing for me. And the biggest reason why I sit through those films is the one-two punch of Paul Walker and Vin Diesel. Days of Thunder (Tom Cruise), Driven (Slyvester Stallone) and Speed Racer (Matthew Fox) all were thumbs down in my books. The extended closeups of cars going around in circles bore me to death. As much as I love hearing Chris Hemsworth’s deep voice and seeing those flowy blond locks blow in the wind, I’m not sure that’s enough to get me to see his new film.
Rush is a biopic directed by Ron Howard. It depicts the rivalry between drivers James Hunt (Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl) during the 1976 Formula One season. After a catastrophic crash at the 1976 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring that could have killed him, Lauda returns to face his rival Hunt in their pursuit of the 1976 World Championship at Fuji in Japan.
The real life incidents add to the appeal of the film, as well as the 70s period vintage cars and fashion. Unfortunately though, I still don’t have an urge to see this film after seeing the trailer. IMHO, it doesn’t do enough to rev up the excitement. Am I alone in this? Watch the trailer below and see if you agree with me.
America is a nation reborn. Unemployment is at 1%. Crime is at an all-time low because one night a year, all crime is legal. It all boils down to surviving that night. Brought to you by the producer of Paranormal Activity and Sinister, The Purge is a thriller that follows one family over the course of a single night. The film reunites Ethan Hawke with his Sinister producer, Jason Blum.
“In an America wracked by crime, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—is legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It is one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking.”
Joining Hawke in the film are Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Edwin Hodge, Tony Oller and Rhys Wakefield. James DeMonaco (Assault on Precinct 13) directs the film. The Purge hits theaters on May 31. Check out the intense trailer below. It sorta has a Panic Room meets The Hunger Games vibe.
A few months ago, MGM released a teaser for their reimagining of the 1976 film, Carrie. The remake doesn’t hit theaters until October 18, 2013 but we get our first full-length movie trailer. Any apprehensions I had about them tinkering with this horror classic are gone after watching the clip. Simply put, it looks eerily awesome. Perhaps, it’s because this latest adaptation promises to be “more faithful” to Stephen King’s novel.
Stepping in to play the titular role is Chloë Grace Moretz. It’s a tall order stepping into Sissy Spacek’s blood-soaked prom dress, but I think Moretz can pull it off. Playing Carrie’s mom is Julianne Moore. The 52-year-old Academy Award nominated actress really gets into her role. Her singing at the beginning gave me shivers. She’s all kinds of cray cray in it. The film is directed by Kimberly Peirce of Boys Don’t Cry fame. Check out the trailer below.
There are a couple of things to expect from a Baz Luhrmann film- great visuals and even greater music. Both Moulin Rouge and Romeo + Juliet were masterpieces with fantastic soundtracks. With the talent on board (onscreen and off) for his big screen adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby, I expect nothing short of spellbinding.
Luhrmann just dropped a brand new trailer and it’s even better than the first one. It’s amazing how music can change the mood and help tell a story. A couple days ago, word leaked that Beyonce and Andre 3000 were covering Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black” for the film. It’s not the entire thing, but we have our first listen at their remake in the trailer. Also featured in the clip are soundtrack contributions from Lana Del Rey and Florence + The Machine. Both are equally as promising.
I can’t wait for The Great Gatsby to hit theaters on May 10 and I’m even more excited for the soundtrack to drop. Check out the new trailer below.
With back-to-back box office disappoints courtesy of Jack & Jill and That’s My Boy, it’s only natural Adam Sandler film a sequel to his last hit. Grown Ups 2 reunites Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade back with Sandler. Once again the foursome act like adolescent teens at summer camp. I have to admit that I sorta enjoyed the first one and the trailer looks like the same sort of silly antics are in store. How else would you describe a deer peeing in Sandler’s face?
As entertaining as that is, the trailer is all about the cameos. Taylor Lautner and his mob of angry frat boys force Sandler and the guys to strip down and cliff jump. It results with Spade yelling “I was inside you” to one of the guys. Andy Samberg pops up as a flamboyant male cheerleader. The former SNL comedian does his best Tawny Kitean impersonation, spreading his “cherry pie” all over a car windshield. Check out their appearances along with Shaquille O’Neal’s below.
“Hermoine just stole our sh*t.” Based on that line alone, I’m sooooo seeing this. After releasing a faux Pineapple Express 2 movie trailer on April Fools’ Day to promote This Is The End, Seth Rogen drops an actual one for it. It’s the second red band trailer for his on-screen reunion with James Franco.
“This Is The End” features all the actors playing fictional versions of themselves. They congregate at Franco’s house for a kick ass house party. Given that it’s a gathering in Hollywood, expect a few celebrities to pop in. Rihanna, Aziz Ansari, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Paul Rudd and Mindy Kaling all partake in the festivities. Rihanna even slaps Cera after he makes the moves on her.
During the party, as luck would have it, the end of the world happens. One by one people start dropping dead. Rihanna gets swallowed up by the earth and Cera gets lanced by a light post. An axe-wielding Emma Watson also makes an appearance in the flick. Check out the brand new trailer featuring some violence and lots of references to titty f**king.
Almost everyone panned James Franco for his Oscar co-hosting duties last year. Even his performance as the titular wizard in OZ: The Great and Powerful earned mixed reviews. On the flip side, the 34-year-old actor has been universally praised for playing the pot-smoking Saul Silver in Pineapple Express. His real-life persona lends itself really well to that role. He always looks like he’s on a permanent high. LOL. It only makes sense that Franco revisit his well-received character.
A brand new red band trailer debuted online earlier today for Pineapple Express 2. I had no idea a sequel was even in the works. Turns out I was correct. The movie trailer is actually an April Fools’ Day joke. In the clip, Seth Rogen and Franco are instructed to kill Woody Harrelson. The faux movie trailer also serves as a promotional clip for Rogen’s upcoming summer flick, This Is The End. Check out the video after the jump.
After releasing a short 20-second teaser yesterday, the first full trailer for Wolverine has just been released, starring the sexy Hugh Jackman. The story takes place in Japan and even features a cameo by his long lost love Jean Grey, played by Famke Janssen (who I love). Here is the premise of the film:
“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 faces his ultimate nemesis 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, emerging more powerful than we have ever seen him before.”
The trailer starts off a little slow, but soon picks up in both intensity and in action/fight sequences. The film hits theaters on July 26, 2013. Check out the first full trailer below.