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 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.
The first red-band trailer for horror anthology V/H/S/2 is now available along with a couple of new images. There’s plenty of blood, boobs and scares to warrant the red-band tag on this particular trailer. We get glimpses of group suicides, exploding bodies, monstrous creatures and lots and lots of aliens. Looks like a worthy successor to the original and it’s only a few weeks away!
Directed by Simon Barrett, Adam Wingard, Edúardo Sanchez, Gregg Hale, Timo Tjahjanto, Gareth Huw Evans and Jason Eisener, V/H/S/2 will be on iTunes/On Demand June 6, 2013 and in theaters July 12, 2013. Hit the jump to watch the trailer and check out some new stills from the film.
20th Century Fox has unveiled a teaser trailer for the animated sequel Rio 2, and if you’re a fan of dancing birds, then this clip is for you. The film finds Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg reprising their voice roles as Jewel and Blu, with the couple packing up their three kids and leaving the city for a journey into the Amazon. Naturally, they encounter a host of colorful characters both friendly and villainous, with Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno, Bruno Mars, and Kristin Chenoweth joining the voice cast. The trailer doesn’t show any of the aforementioned plot at all, but instead focuses on bright colors, samba music, and dancing.
Hit the jump to watch the teaser. Rio 2 opens in 3D on April 11, 2014.
Universal Pictures has released a new trailer, images, and a debut poster for writer/director David Twohy’s Riddick. The Chronicles of Riddick follow-up finds the titular character, played by Vin Diesel, left for dead on a deserted planet filled with predators both alien and human, as bounty hunters once again are out for Riddick’s head. Clocking in at two and a half minutes long, this trailer shows off much more footage than the first teaser, but there’s not much revealed by way of plot. In fact, it really looks as though one could comfortably watch Riddick without having seen the first two films in the series and be completely onboard. With Karl Urban returning, though, one imagines there’s at least a small throughline that connects Riddick with Chronicles. Though some of the effects are a bit spotty, if you’re a fan of the character and/or the first two films, this trailer promises that Riddick is likely right up your alley.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer, poster, and images. The film also stars Katee Sackhoff, David Bautista, Jordi Mollà, Matt Nable, Bokeem Woodbine, Raoul Trujillo, and Nolan Gerard Funk. Riddick opens in traditional theaters and IMAX on September 6th.
IFC Films has released the trailer and poster for Peter Strickland‘s thriller Berberian Sound Studio. The film stars Toby Jones as a sound engineer who has come to Italy to work on a horror film. Once there, he finds the project in disarray, and begins to feel a sense of tension from the picture as well as the working conditions. The movie isn’t without merit, but it will likely appeal more to fans of giallo cinema. I caught the flick at Fantastic Fest last year, and while I enjoyed Jones’ performance and the intensity of the direction, it couldn’t make up for a dull story.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. Berberian Sound Studio will be released in theaters, on VOD, and on iTunes on June 7th.
Working Title has released the first trailer for director Richard Curtis’ (Love Actually) new film About Time. The pic puts a time travel spin on the classic romantic comedy conceit, as Domnhall Gleeson (Bill Weasley from Harry Potter) plays a man who has inherited the ability to travel through time from his father (Bill Nighy). Naturally, Gleeson’s character uses his time travel prowess to woo the girl of his dreams (Rachel McAdams), but as with all time travel stories, the powers come with grave consequences. Curtis has a knack for making familiar stories interesting and endearing, and About Time looks to be no different. I like the earnestness with which the film is approached, and Gleeson seems poised to break out in a big way.
Hit the jump to watch the debut UK trailer. The film also stars Tom Hollander, Margot Robbie, Lydia Wilson, and Vanessa Kirby. About Time opens on September 6th in the UK and November 1st in the US. [Update: We've added the just-released US trailer (which gives away too much), poster, and images.]
Fresh off Fox’s unveiling of its fall 2013-14 schedule this morning, the network has released first look trailers and images for its new series. Briefly:
- Almost Human – A futuristic cop drama starring Karl Urban and Michael Ealy, from executive producers J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman (Fringe).
- Dads – A live-action sitcom starring Giovanni Ribisi and Seth Green, from executive producer Seth MacFarlane.
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine – A buddy cop comedy starring Andy Samberg and Joe Lo Truglio, from executive producers Dan Goor and Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation).
- Sleepy Hollow – An modern-day retelling of the classic story starring Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie, from executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Fringe).
- Enlisted – An army base-set comedy starring Geoff Stults, from executive producer Kevin Biegel (Cougar Town).
- Midseason dramas Rake (starring Greg Kinnear) and Gang Related (starring Terry O’Quinn), and midseason comedies Surviving Jack (starring Christopher Meloni), Us & Them (starring Jason Ritter and Alexis Bledel), and the animated Murder Police.
Hit the jump to check out trailers and images for the aforementioned series. [Update: We've updated the article with the recently-released trailers for Surviving Jack and Gang Related]
The last time we heard anything about The Congress, Ari Folman‘s follow-up to his remarkable 2008 film, Waltz with Bashir, was back in 2011. The movie is a blend of live action and animation that adapts Stanislaw Lem’s classic short story, “The Futurological Congress”, and follows an aging actress desperate for work (Robin Wright) who takes one last job to support her disabled son (Kodi-Smit McPhee). We hoped to see the film in 2012, but now it will finally debut at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The trailer has debuted online, and the movie looks beautiful and enchantingly strange. Wright plays herself, and then is scanned into an animated world where the studio now owns her, but she will be forever young. Even though there’s a bit of sci-fi in here, it’s not too far removed from reality where motion-capture has become a regular part of filmmaking.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Danny Huston, Harvey Keitel, and Paul Giamatti. The 2013 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 15 – 26th.
The first trailer for James Franco’s adaptation of the William Faulkner novel As I Lay Dying has arrived. Adapting an author as verbose and complex as Faulkner is no easy task, but Franco is tackling As I Lay Dying head on as both director and star. Given Franco’s incredibly varied tastes, it’s tough to tell if this film is a serious adaptation or just another one of his art experiments. The drama is certainly played straightforward in this trailer, but the appearance of someone like Danny McBride in the cast is striking. The verdict on the pic will be in soon enough, as the film is slated to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival which kicks off this week.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film also stars Tim Blake Nelson, Logan Marshall Green, Ahna O’Reilly, and Jim Parrack.
Yesterday, NBC revealed their line-up for the 2013-2014 season. Today, they’ve released trailers for six of their upcoming series: The Blacklist, The Michael J. Fox Show, Dracula, Ironside, Sean Saves the World, and Welcome to the Family. The Blacklist has promise partially because of James Spader and partially because it appears to be a cross between Hannibal and Homeland. I love Michael J. Fox, but his show appears to be, “I have Parkinson’s, but it’s okay because we’re going to laugh about it!” As for Dracula, Welcome to the Family, Ironside, and Sean Saves the World, they all look like they will be swiftly canceled (Ironside comes off as a parody of a TV trailer while Sean Saves the World looks like a CBS comedy that wandered onto another network).
Hit the jump to check out the trailers, and click on the corresponding links for NBC’s other new series, About a Boy, Believe, Chicago PD, Crisis, Crossbones, The Family Guide, The Night Shift, and Undateable.
After seven years and a small case of cancellation, Arrested Development will return in two weeks. Netflix has released the first trailer for Season 4, and the show looks as hilarious as ever. As excited as all AD fans are, there was always the fear of “What if the show can’t meet expectations?” I always felt that Season 3 went out on a high note, and that a fourth season could jeopardize the strong finish. But judging by this trailer, Arrested Development fans have nothing to fear. The weirdness, sight gags, wordplay, and more are back.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The show stars Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, David Cross, Portia de Rossi, Tony Hale, Alia Shawkat, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter. All 15 episodes premiere on Netflix at midnight on May 26th.