Just what the world needs. Another Godzilla film. Perhaps I’m bitter because I wasted two hours of my life watching Roland Emmerich’s 1998 hot mess. Godzilla was supposed to kick off a trilogy for the studio, but due to negative response and lack of enthusiasm, plans for a sequel were shelved. Fast forward to 2014 when another American studio attempts to reboot Japan’s iconic monster for North American audiences.
While I wasn’t a fan of Emmerich’s version, I have to say, director Gareth Edwards‘ first teaser trailer has me intrigued. Not much in terms of plot is revealed, but the action shots and dramatic glimpses had me in suspense. To boot, the film boasts an impressive cast which includes Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Oscar nominee Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar winner Juliette Binoche, Sally Hawkins, Oscar® nominee David Strathairn and Bryan Cranston. Check out the first teaser below. Godzilla 2014 opens next year in May.
From the creative minds of Lana and Andy Wachowski comes another big budget sci-fi film. Will it match the success of The Matrix trilogy? Based on first impression, it definitely has potential with its stunning visuals and even more stunning cast.
Mila Kunis plays earth-born princess Jupiter Jones. Playing her intergalactic knight in shining armor is former “Sexiest Man Alive” Channing Tatum. Originally, Caine (Tatum) was sent from another world to eliminate her, but ends up protecting her instead. Expect lots of kissy kissy in between all the action.
Douglas Booth, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean and James D’Arcy round out the cast. Jupiter Ascending hits theaters on July 25, 2014. Check out the trailer below, after reading the official movie synopsis.
“Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along – her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.”
Much to the chagrin of contest officials, outraged parents, and overly ambitious 8th graders, 40-year-old school dropout Guy Trilby (Jason Bateman) finds himself competing against kids in a national spelling bee due to a loophole. In the midst of annihilating his competition, he forges an unlikely friendship with a 10-year-old boy named Chaitanya Chopra (Rohan Chand). The premise allows plenty of opportunity for politically inappropriate jokes, boundary pushing humor and overall crude situations. In other words… my kind of movie.
The subversive black comedy first premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. It marks the directorial debut of Bateman. Reception was positive enough that Focus Features picked it up for $7 million. Bad Words will hit theaters in limited release on March 21, 2014. Allison Janney, Phillip Baker Hall, and Kathryn Hahn round out the cast. Check out the newly-released red band trailer below.
Didn’t get to the theater as much as you would’ve liked to? Problem solved. Simply watch the following supercut featuring movie trailers from 2013 and it’ll feel like you spent the entire year munching on popcorn at your local cineplex.
The visual masterpiece was created by YouTube user The Sleepy Skunk who considers himself the Roger Corman of YouTube editors. His sensational video uses Jay-Z’s “Brooklyn Go Hard (Instrumental),” Swedish House Mafia’s “Save The World (Knife Party Remix),” and composer François Paul Aïche’s piece from The Fifth Estate as the soundtrack to the supercut. Check it out below.
Typically a January release date signals a lack of confidence from the movie studio. After watching the first trailer for Reasonable Doubt, I think it has the potential to be a small sleeper hit. Hopefully, all the surprising twists and turns in this game of cat and mouse weren’t all revealed in the clip.
Up-and-coming District Attorney Mitch Brockden (Dominic Cooper) commits a fatal hit-and-run and feels compelled to throw the case against the accused criminal found with the body and blamed for the crime. Following the trial, Mitch’s worst fears come true when he realizes that he acquitted a guilty man, and he soon finds himself on the hunt for the killer before more victims pile up.
Reasonable Doubt lands in theaters January 17 and also stars Gloria Reuben and Samuel L. Jackson. Check out the trailer below.
Without a doubt, Kit Harington’s abs were the star of the first Pompeii teaser. Now it’s his gorgeous curly locks that I find hypnotic. Even as Mount Vesuvius is blowing her top off, his mane looks fantastic. Not even all of Mother Nature’s power could make it look awful. I would kill for that beautiful head of hair. Enough about my hair obsession.
The first full-length trailer for the historical epic has just been released. Set in 79 A.D., the film tells the story of the residents of Pompeii before the molten fires consume them all. Naturally, since it’s a big-budget Hollywood flick, there is a love story that’s front and center. Harington plays a slave-turned-gladiator named Milo who falls in love with a noblewoman played by Emily Browning. Will he get the girl? Probably, but only for a few moments before the volcano erupts burying them in a pile of ash and pumice.
Pompeii also stars Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Anne Moss, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Jared Harris. It opens in theaters February 21, 2014. Check out the trailer below.
No joke. In the two minute-long clip, Kellan Lutz utters just one line and it occurs about halfway through. All the dialogue is left for the supporting players to deliver. I’m not sure it bodes well when the title character is practically mute. However, I’m not complaining about all the eye candy Lutz is serving. Dude is looking extremely jacked in the new trailer. If you like 300, Gladiator and Spartacus, I’m sure the Renny Harlin-directed film will be up your alley.
Set in Ancient Greece, Hercules who is born out of wedlock, must choose between following his destiny or his true love, the Princess of Crete (Gaia Weiss). Just one slight problem. She’s been promised to his own brother. Because of his feelings, his stepfather sells him into slavery.Through harrowing battles and gladiator-arena death matches, Hercules embarks on a legendary odyssey to overthrow the King and restore peace to the land. It’s all so Herculean ;)
Hercules: The Legend Begins hits theaters on January 10, 2014. A competing Hercules film directed by Brett Ratner and starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is also due out next year in July. It’s interesting that not much from that film has surfaced online. Things that make you go hmmm. Check out the new trailer below.
Better watch the trailer while you can. When the film uploaded a sex scene on YouTube weeks ago, it was immediately pulled down for being too graphic. The movie trailer is far more explicit than that previous clip and it’s still on the online video service. I predict that won’t be the case for too much longer.
Nymphomaniac recounts the sexual history of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) after being found beaten in an alley by Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard). He brings her home where he cares for her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushy branched-out and multifaceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.
Lars von Trier’s upcoming sex epic premieres in Copenhagen on Christmas Day. The film also stars Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman and Willem Dafoe. Check out the rapidly-cut NSFW trailer below.