Last July, I wrote about the fact that The Cartoon Network and producers Don Murphy and Susan Montford began the process of developing a live-action film for the hit cartoon series, Captain Planet. It’s such a brilliant idea and I’m surprised it hasn’t been done yet! Since that announcement, I haven’t heard any more news about it so fingers crossed that its’ actually still happening.
Shortly after the aforementioned announcement, a hilarious Funny or Die parody video of Captain Planet came out and is also worth watching if you haven’t already. It features Don Cheadle as Captain Planet and at one point saying, “I’ll Turn You Into A Tree, Mother F*cker!”
In the following fan-made trailer, all of the planeteers have gone on with their lives but after 10 years of being apart, the they must reunite once again. It’s very well done and you should definitely check it out below!
BUT, not if you’re squeamish.
So, let’s get this out of the way: it’s not the BEST movie you’ll ever seen. In fact, most of Truth or Dare is pretty prototype and cookie cutter for a cabin in the woods/revenge film… however, if you make it past the first hour (and please don’t misunderstand, the first hour is a good first hour just not great) then you get some classic British twists that come part and parcel with the smartie filmmakers across the pond. Without ruining too much, I’ll recap this one as a college kids bound together by a secret who pay the price for being a collective mean girls group towards a odd duck from their school.
The movie isn’t nearly as bloody as a Hostel or Halloween and thankfully isn’t as simply written as those two, rather it’s a riddled whodunit that has you interesting in solving its mini mystery as much as the film’s angry antagonist. It’s set in the present day with pretty realistic characters that for the MOST part act as you or I would given the horrendous situation their in. There’s of course the typical “Girl, don’t go in the there” or “Christ, just keep running” moments that will have you clawing at the screen a bit but those are always hand in hand with thrillers but they’re not too many so don’t fret there. What there IS more importantly is more than a few surprises about motives and reactionary behaviours (watch it and that odd concept will make sense) that make this one a film worth the rent/download.
The trailer has just been released for the Dimension Films “true story” movie called The Iceman. The film centers around Richard Kuklinski, a loving husband, devoted father, and ruthless killer. He is believed to have killed 100 people between 1964 and 1986.
The film is directed by Ariel Vroman and features a pretty awesome cast. Richard Kuklinski is played by Michael Shannon, and his wife Deborah is played by Winona Ryer. Other big names include Chris Evans (the creepy guy in the top right of the header photo), James Franco (Yum!_, David Schwimmer (Ross from Friends!). Ray Liotta (the guy from…all of the movies), and Stephen Dorff (also yum!).
Such a creepy story and I can’t believe this actually happened! The film doesn’t hit theaters until Spring 2013. Check out the trailer below.
As much as I love a good comedy, drama, or action movie, I far prefer a good thriller and this one looks like a goodie. The film is called The Company You Keep and is directed by Robert Redford who is also one of the main characters. It’s the first time he’s showing his on and off screen talents in a movie since back in 2007 with Lions For Lambs.
The thriller centers on a former Weather Underground activist (Robert Redford) who goes on the run from a journalist (Shia Labeouf) who has discovered his identity. This all happens after Sharon Solarz (Susan Surandon) is arrested 30 years after a murder she committed as part of the activist group. This is probably one of the most high caliber ensemble casts for a thriller I’ve ever seen, with so many Academy Award winners and/or nominees making up the group.
Other cast members not yet mentioned include Julie Christie, Sam Elliott, Terrance Howard, Anna Kendrick, Stanley Tucci, Nick Nolte, Chris Cooper, Brit Marling, Brendan Gleeson, and more.
In a new red-band teaser trailer for an unconventional Valentine’s Day movie called The To Do List, Parks & Recreation star Aubrey Plaza stars as a recent high-school grad tagt feels pressured to become more sexually experienced before she goes to college. Her sexual “to do list” is actually quite literal. At one point in the trailer she says, “Hand job, blow job, rim job… why so many jobs?”
Accompanying Plaza, the film also stars Donald Glover, Andy Samberg, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rachel Bilson, Bill Hader and Clark Gregg among many other familiar faces.
Seriously, this film looks absolutely hilarious and is bound to be one of the funniest films of the year…next year. That’s right, the film doesn’t come out until Valentine’s Day 2013. Check out the red-band-teaser trailer below!
It’s a weird coincidence to me that just yesterday I wrote about three guys from an Australian reality show involved in a homophobic assault and today I come across this movie trailer that deals with the same sort of homophobic issues and also three perpetrators. The film is based on a play by Stephen Davis.
In the following movie trailer for the film directed by Dean Francis called Drown, three lifeguards have a crazy night out on the town and are looking to pickup some girls. They decide to go to the gay bar with the logic that lots of hot girls go there, but the night goes way off track with a combination of too much alcohol, ecstasy, homophobia, jealousy, and unrequited lust.
The trailer is incredibly intense and the film looks like it will definitely be worth watching. Get your first look below. The film is still raising money, but expected to hit theatres in 2013.
The trailer for a creepy and intriguing new erotic thriller called Passion has just debuted starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace. The short description of the film is: “A young businesswoman plots murderous revenge after her boss and mentor steals her idea.” Yikes!
Writer and director Brian De Palma tells the story of a deadly power struggle between two women in the dog-eat-dog world of international business. Christine (McAdams) experienced, ruthless, and emotionally sadistic business woman who loves to manipulate and betray people for her own enjoyment. Much more naive and easily exploited, her admiring protege Isabelle (Rapace) has many great cutting-edge ideas that Christine has no issues with stealing and taking credit for. Justifying this is Christine’s logic that they do work for the same company and are thus on the same team. Things get cray cray when Isabelle ends up sleeping with one of Christine’s lovers.
As soon as I watched the trailer, I thought that the film seemed very familiar, and that’s because it’s a remake of a French film called Love Crime starring Kristin Scott Thomas as Christine and Ludivine Sagnier as Isabelle. Watch the trailer below.
Sorry, I couldn’t resist with a movie title like ‘Butter‘ to make a punny heading to this post. Literally, this movie is about butter and the drama that that ensues at an annual contest. Although not mockumentary style, it kind of reminds me of films like Best In Show or Drop Dead Gorgeous where the focus on contests like this.
In small-town Iowa, an adopted girl (Yara Shahidi) discovers her talent for butter carving and finds herself pitted against an ambitious local woman (Jennifer Garner) in their town’s annual contest. Garner plays the wife of the reigning champion who is her husband, played by Ty Burrell.
There are so many other funny people in this movie: Olivia Wilde, Ashley Greene, Alicia Silverstone, Hugh Jackman, and Phyllis Smith. The film made its rounds at festivals last year and is finally being released into theatres this coming October 5.