Last week, we saw the first images from Guillaume Canet‘s Blood Ties, and now the trailer and poster have been released. The story takes place in New York in 1974, and centers on two brothers. One has recently been released from prison, and the other is a cop who is trying to help his brother out only to discover that old habits die hard. It’s weird to see Marion Cotillard trying on a New York accent, but the crime-drama aspect looks good, and there’s definitely a lot of potential here. As for the poster, I really like the 70s-style they’ve used.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. The film also stars Clive Owen, Matthias Schoenaerts, Mila Kunis, Billy Crudup, James Caan, and Zoe Saldana.
A red-band trailer for director Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ coming-of-age comedy/drama The Kings of Summer has been released online. The story centers on Joe (Nick Robinson), Patrick (Gabriel Basso), and Biaggio (Moises Arias), three teenagers who are fed up with their parents and decide to live in a house they build in the woods. Reported missing, the boys enjoy an idyllic summer until their friendship begins to strain from mistrust and jealousy. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews, and while I wasn’t as smitten with it as most people, it’s undeniably a unique piece of filmmaking. This trailer does a nice job of teasing the film’s tone and attitude, which I’d describe as a bit like a reverse Step Brothers meets Stand By Me by way of Terrence Malick. There’s also a tease of the film’s funniest scene by far, which involves Nick Offerman interacting with a delivery boy played by Kumail Nanjiani.
Hit the jump to watch the red-band trailer, and click here to view four clips. The film also stars Alison Brie, Megan Mullaly, Mary Lynn Rajskub, and Erin Moriarty. The Kings of Summer opens on May 31st.
I adore Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City is a pretty good follow-up, but those were both developed by Rocksteady. The franchise has now moved into the hands of WB Games Montreal, so there’s some uncertainty. Furthermore, longtime Batman voice Kevin Conroy was replaced Roger Craig Smith with Troy Baker voicing The Joker instead of Mark Hamill. Last week, we saw Batman fighting Deathstroke in a non-gameplay trailer for the prequel, Batman: Arkham Origins. The game takes place in an even larger open world Gotham in which eight of the world’s deadliest assassins gather on Christmas Eve under direct orders from Black Mask to kill Batman. A full trailer has now been released, and while it still doesn’t show any gameplay, it does show off a neat fight scene in addition to Batman villains Black Mask and presumably Deadshot. WB Games has also announced that those who pre-order will be able to play as Deathstroke. According to WB Games, “Deathstroke will come complete with his own unique weapons and special moves, and will be playable in all challenge maps in the game, as well as two additional challenge maps that will be included with the pack. The pack will also contain two alternate Deathstroke character skins.”
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and images. Batman: Arkham Origins will be released on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, WiiU, and PC on October 25th. Click here to go pre-order.
The first teaser trailer has been released for Greg Mottola‘s HBO film, Clear History, which stars an unrecognizable Larry David as “Nathan, a hipster marketing exec who sells all his shares at a start-up over a fight with his boss (Jon Hamm), only to miss out on billions when the company’s new product—an electric car—becomes a smashing success.” The movie was largely improvised, and also stars Bill Hader, Kate Hudson, Eva Mendes, Danny McBride, Michael Keaton, Phillip Michael Hall, JB Smoove, and Amy Ryan. Mottola tells EW the movie picks up ten years after Nathan’s disastrous mistake, and he has changed his name and gone incognito. The Superbad director adds that the character is loosely based off an employee mentioned in Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and first image. Clear History premieres on HBO in August.
Paramount Pictures has released a new teaser trailer for director Adam McKay’s sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Much like the initial teaser trailer that was unveiled before the film even began production, this trailer doesn’t show any actual footage. In fact, it actually looks like it may have been shot at the same time as that initial teaser, but it’s no less hilarious. We get individual greetings from Will Ferrell, David Koechner, Paul Rudd, and Steve Carell all in character, but unsurprisingly it’s Carell’s Brick who steals the show. This movie cannot get here fast enough.
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Dylan Baker, Meagan Good, Greg Kinnear, and Harrison Ford. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues opens December 20.
If you missed the red-band trailer for director Paul Middleditch’s horror comedy Rapture-Palooza, you can check out the newly-released toned-down version here. There’s only a little bit of new footage and it keeps the same jokes from the first trailer (minus the profanity), but star Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air) is certainly worth a second look, don’t you think? She plays the object of affection sought after by the Anti-Christ (Craig Robinson) when the Rapture befalls Seattle. Her boyfriend (John Francis Daley) will do anything he can to stop her from becoming Satan’s bride.
Also starring Rob Corddry, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Thomas Lennon, Ana Gasteyer, John Michael Higgins, Tyler Labine and Ken Jeong, Rapture-Palooza opens in theaters and on VOD June 7th. Hit the jump for the green-band trailer, image, synopsis and poster.
Showtime has released a full trailer for the upcoming eighth and final season of the drama series Dexter. The trailer shows how the events of last season’s finale will reverberate throughout this new batch of episodes, and we’re also introduced to a new character that could finally spell the end for Michael C. Hall’s Dexter and his secret-keeping. There are some promising bits to be found in this new trailer, but I’m a little apprehensive about how Jennifer Carpenter’s Deb is handled. It looks like Deb’s arc could get really repeptetive really quickly, not to mention being a tad grating. Nevertheless, I’m interested to see how the producers pave the wave for the conclusion of the long-running series.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer, which includes spoilers for season (obviously). Season eight of Dexter premieres on Showtime Sunday, June 30th at 9pm ET/PT.
Magnolia Pictures has released the first trailer for the new sci-fi film Europa Report. Directed by Sebastian Cordero, the film follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life. Naturally, when the crew lands on the surface and starts digging below the ice, they find themselves in dire circumstances. The film isn’t exactly found footage, but most of the pic is framed using cameras inside the spacecraft, on the external vehicles, and in documentary-style interviews with the crew members. The practical effects approach is definitely impressive, and there’s a strong horror undercurrent that looks to be quite effective.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, Christian Camargo, Embeth Davidtz, Dan Fogler, Anamaria Marinca, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Karolina Wydra, and Daniel Wu. Europa Report will be available on iTunes on June 27th and hits theaters on August 2nd.
I really enjoyed Nick Murphy‘s directorial debut, The Awakening, and back in 2011, we reported on his follow-up, the crime-thriller Blood. The plot centers on two policemen who kill a murder suspect and are then plunged into chaos when they are forced to investigate their own crime. I’m ashamed to admit that I had forgotten about the movie, but now a trailer has been released, and it looks like Murphy has nailed the genre just like he did with gothic horror in The Awakening. Also, I’m not going to turn down a movie with a lead cast that includes Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Brian Cox, and Mark Strong.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Blood is set to hit U.K. theaters and VOD on May 31st, and be released on Blu-ray & DVD on June 10th. That short release window isn’t a great sign, but I’m still eager to see the flick, and hopefully a U.S. release will be announced soon.
Warner Bros. has released a new red-band trailer for director Todd Phillips’ comedy sequel The Hangover Part III. The film acts as the trilogy capper to the popular franchise, and finds Stu (Ed Helms), Phil (Bradley Cooper), and Doug (Justin Bartha) en route to taking Alan (Zach Galifianakis) to a psychiatric hospital when the gang is side-trekked by a mysterious man (John Goodman) who kidnaps Doug and forces the wolf pack to track down Mr. Chow (Ken Jeong), who stole $21 million from Goodman’s character. The first half of this new trailer is a recap of the events from the first two films, and when we finally delve into new footage it kind of feels like we’ve seen the whole movie already. A highlight of the red-band trailer, though, is the return of Mike Epps as “Black Doug.”
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film also stars Jeffrey Tambor, Melissa McCarthy, and Heather Graham. The Hangover Part III opens on May 23rd.
CBS Films has released the first trailer for director Jon Turtletaub’s (National Treasure) upcoming comedy Last Vegas. The film stars Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Kevin Kline as four old friends who decide to throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single (Douglas). This teaser trailer sells the film hard as “The Hangover with old guys,” but despite the forced premise, Last Vegas actually looks like it could be kind of fun. All four of the lead actors are Academy Award winners, and it’s interesting to see someone like Freeman just completely let loose and go full-on comedy.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Mary Steenburgen, Jerry Ferrara, Romany Malco, and Roger Bart. Last Vegas opens on November 1st.
Disney has released a new promo video for its upcoming animated film Planes. While not a trailer per se, the promo shows off a bunch of footage from the film but none of the dialogue. Instead, we’re greeted with a sampling of composer Mark Mancina’s music from the film. Originally slated for a direct-to-video release, Disney only recently made the decision to release Planes theatrically. While it appears to take place in the same universe as Cars, Pixar is not involved with the pic creatively. The most recent trailer was pretty painful and the notion of Dane Cook leading the voice cast isn’t exactly promising, but the visuals sure do look great in this new promo.
Hit the jump to watch the video. The film also features the voices of Val Kilmer,Anthony Edwards, Stacy Keach, Cedric the Entertainer, Teri Hatcher, Brad Garrett, Roger Craig Smith, Gabriel Iglesias, Carlos Alazraqui, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, John Cleese, Priyanka Chopra, Sinbad, Brent Musburger, and Colin Cowherd. Planes opens in 3D on August 9th.
Another trailer has been released for Guillermo Del Toro‘s Pacific Rim. The story is kicked off by the emergence of monsters (known as Kaiju) who start a war that devastates humanity. To fight back, humans build giant robots (known as Jaegers) that are controlled by two pilots. The latest trailer explains how the Jaegers work, but the main focus is the scale of the kaiji-vs-jaeger battles. Nothing is really spoiled here, and watching this in a YouTube player is almost a disservice to the size of the action. I still can’t wait to see this flick up on the big screen.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film stars Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman. Pacific Rim opens in 3D on July 12th.
The CW announced its fall 2013-14 slate earlier today, and now the network has released trailers for its new series. Briefly:
- The Originals – The highly anticipated Vampire Diaries spinoff centers on The Original Vampire family and stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, and Claire Holt.
- Reign – This period series focuses on the younger days of Mary Stuart, who would eventually become Mary, Queen of Scots. Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo, and Torrance Coombs star.
- The Tomorrow People – The new drama series focuses on a generation of humans who are born with paranormal abilities, as the story takes place at a time when humanity is at a crossroads. Robbie Amell, Luke Mitchell, and Peyton List star, with Greg Berlanti and Julie Plec executive producing.
- Star-Crossed – A midseason drama series that takes place ten years after an alien spacecraft crash-landed on Earth, where the alien species known as Atrians are interred at a heavily-guarded camp. As the title suggests, the story centers on a love affair between a human and an Atrian. Aimee Teegarden, Matt Lanter, and Grey Damon star.
- The 100 – A midseason drama series that takes place nearly 100 years after Earth was decimated by Armageddon. As the new generation of survivors that have been living on a space station face overcrowding and dwindling resources, 100 juvenile prisoners are sent down to Earth to test its viability. Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, and Thomas McDonell star.
Hit the jump to watch the trailers and clips.
The first teaser trailer for the video game Batman: Arkham Origins has been released online. Following Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, the prequel Origins takes place in an open world Gotham City environment in which eight of the world’s deadliest assassins gather in Gotham on Christmas Eve under direct orders by the Black Mask to kill Batman. This trailer does a nice job of teasing a brutal fight from the game, and while I’m eager to delve back into the open world environment that was so excellently executed in the previous two games, I’m a little dubious given that Rocksteady Studios—which developed Asylum and City—is not involved with Arkham Origins in any way. Instead, Warner Bros. Games Montreal is behind Arkham Origins and Eric Holmes takes over the lead designer chair from Sefton Hill, who oversaw the previous two games.
Hit the jump to watch the teaser trailer. Batman: Arkham Origins will be released on all platforms on October 25th.