Universal has released the first trailer and some new images from director Tate Taylor‘s (The Help) James Brown biopic Get on Up. Cradle-to-grave biopics have a tendency to turn stale rather quickly and they almost all drone on for far too long, but this trailer markets Get on Up as a colorful, high-energy look at Brown’s life, inhabited by actor Chadwick Boseman. In between all the funk and celebration is a strong dramatic undercurrent focusing on Brown’s mother (played by Viola Davis), and these kinds of scenes are where Taylor excelled in his debut feature The Help. Boseman did a swell job playing Jackie Robinson in last year’s 42, so I’m interested to see how the actor inhabits the larger-than-life Brown.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer and to check out the images. Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis, Lennie James, Tika Sumpter, Jill Scott, and Dan Aykroyd co-star. Get on Up opens August 1st.
The year’s most-watched television event is upon us, and as with anything that’s seen by a large number of people, consumerism reigns supreme. We’ll be compiling all of the Super Bowl TV spots for upcoming films like Transformers: Age of Extinction, Noah, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Need for Speed, Pompeii, 3 Days to Kill, Muppets Most Wanted, The Monuments Men, and plenty more in one handy dandy spot for your on-demand viewing pleasure. Additionally, we’ll be adding some of the better regular commercials to the article as well. This post will be updated throughout the night, so be sure to check back frequently.
Hit the jump to watch the 2014 Super Bowl TV spots and commercials, including a new full-length trailer for Captain America 2.
A&E’s Bates Motel is getting ready to open up for a second season, and the network has released a couple of fittingly creepy teaser trailers in anticipation of the premiere. For those unaware, the show is a prequel adaptation of Psycho and follows a young Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) as he opens a motel with his mother (Vera Farmiga) in a small, secret-filled town. The first season was quite entertaining and Farmiga’s performance as Norma Bates is spectacular, so I’m interested to see where the show goes in this year’s batch of episodes. The season finale definitely set things up for a serious shift in dynamic between the characters.
Hit the jump to watch the two teaser trailers. Season two of Bates Motel kicks off March 3rd on A&E.
With the holidays approaching, today is apparently the day for TV trailers. HBO unveiled trailers for three of its shows this morning, and now we’ve got two more to add to the pile. Keeping with the show’s excellent marketing thus far, a new trailer for season five of NBC’s Community takes some fun jabs at the amusingly vague “next week” promos for AMC’s Mad Men. Creator Dan Harmon is back in the showrunner chair for the series, which returns to NBC on Thursday, January 2nd.
Additionally, the full trailer for season three of Jerry Seinfeld’s web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee unveils some of the guests that Seinfeld will be chatting with in the upcoming season. Each episode of the incredibly amusing series has Seinfeld taking a drive and grabbing a cup of coffee with a new guest, opening them up to frank and hilarious conversations. Season three guests will include Tina Fey, Louis C.K., Patton Oswalt, Howard Stern, and Jay Leno. The show returns to Crackle.com on Thursday, January 2nd at 12pm ET. Hit the jump to watch both trailers.
American Horror Story will officially return to TV screens on in early October. FX announced today that American Horror Story: Coven will premiere on the network on Wednesday, October 9th, launching a new season of creator Ryan Murphy’s anthology series. The bulk of Coven will take place in New Orleans across multiple time periods, and as the title suggests, the story will be focusing on witchcraft. Kathy Bates plays real life serial killer Madam LaLaurie, a woman who kept slaves captive in her home in the 1800s, and Angela Bassett plays a character loosely inspired by famed voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau.
Hit the jump to watch a few creepy new teasers for the series and to read the official synopsis. The show also stars Jessica Lange, Emma Roberts, Denis O’Hare, Alexandra Breckenridge, Patti LuPone, Gabourey Sidibe, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, and Lily Rabe. American Horror Story: Coven will premiere on FX this October.
In between last night’s season finale of True Blood and new episode of The Newsroom, HBO premiered a couple of new teasers for the upcoming seasons of Girls and Eastbound and Down. The “in production” trailer for season three of Girls actually doesn’t contain any footage at all, but instead is a collection of stills that have been taken during the filming process of the show’s new season. Included are peeks at the return of Andrew Rannells’ Elijah (huzzah!) as well as a trip to the beach for the titular characters. Season three will premiere sometime in early 2014.
Additionally, a new teaser for the upcoming fourth and final season of Eastbound and Down cheekily equates Kenny Powers’ return with the rising of the phoenix. We don’t yet know how the new season will deal with the ramifications of the season three finale, but I can’t wait to see Danny McBride back in character. Season four of Eastbound and Down will premiere on September 29th. Hit the jump to watch the teasers for both HBO series.
A new trailer for writer-director Scott Walker’s new thriller The Frozen Ground is now available. The picture stars Nicolas Cage as an Alaskan detective out to catch a serial killer (John Cusack) with the help of one of his recently-escaped would-be victims (Vanessa Hudgens). Yes, Cage plays the detective and Cusack the serial killer … not the other way around, but Hudgens is dancing on a stripper pole in this trailer so what do you want from me?
Also starring Radha Mitchell, Dean Norris and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson as Pimp Clate Johnson (ie Best Name Ever), The Frozen Ground opens August 23rd. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
The CW previously released clips and short previews for the new series on their 2013-14 schedule. If you are eager to see more, The CW obliged with 3-4 minute trailers for:
- The 100 - “After a nuclear apocalypse, civilization on planet earth was destroyed. 100 juvenile prisoners will be the first to set foot on ground after 97 years.”
- The Originals – “The city Klaus once ruled has fallen under new leadership, and now he wants it back.”
- Reign – “Mary will need more than love and friendship to do what is best not only for her, but for her country.”
- Star-Crossed- “When Emery was 6 years old, an alien spacecraft crash-landed in her small town. Did they come in peace or with more sinister intentions?”
- The Tomorrow People – “Stephen is on the brink of becoming someone extraordinary, but he has no clue.”
Watch the trailers after the jump.
HBO has unveiled some new trailers for the upcoming seasons of two of its original series. First up, the debut teaser trailer for Boardwalk Empire season four gives us our first look at the new character played by Jeffrey Wright, Valentin Narcisse. The character is described as “Doctor of Divinity, philanthropist, student of culture and the man who runs Harlem,” and it’s clear in this brief teaser that he may pose quite the threat to Steve Buscemi’s Nucky Thompson. Wright’s character is a series regular for the new season, so expect to see plenty of Narcisse when Boardwalk Empire returns this fall.
Additionally, a couple of trailers for the upcoming second season of Aaron Sorkin’s drama series The Newsroom have landed online. The most recent one is more of a “mood tease,” as we see dialogue-less behind-the-scenes glimpses of the show’s ensemble cast readying themselves to reprise their characters. The second, longer trailer was actually unveiled a few weeks ago and features the cast and Sorkin talking about the season-long arc that will unfold this year. The Newsroom season two premieres on HBO Sunday, July 14th. Hit the jump to watch trailers for both series.
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.
Fresh off this morning’s announcement of its fall 2013-14 schedule, CBS has unveiled trailers for some of its new series. Briefly:
- We Are Men – An ensemble comedy starring Jerry O’Connell, Kal Penn, Tony Shalhoub, and Chris Smith as four single men living in a short-term apartment complex.
- Mom – The new multi-camera comedy series from executive producer Chuck Lorre starring Anna Faris as a newly sober single mom raising two children. Allison Janney plays her estranged mother.
- The Crazy Ones – A single-camera workplace comedy from executive producer David E. Kelley starring Robin Williams as an advertising genius. Sarah Michelle Gellar plays his daughter.
- The Millers – A single-camera comedy series starring Will Arnett as a news reporter whose mother (Margo Martindale) moves in with him after splitting from his father.
- Hostages – A new drama series from executive producer Jerry Bruckheimer starring Toni Collette as a surgeon who is thrust into a political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage by a rogue FBI agent played by Dylan McDermott. Tate Donovan also stars.
- Intelligence – A midseason dramatic thriller series starring Josh Holloway (Lost) as a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. CSI veteran Marg Helgenberger also stars.
Hit the jump to watch the trailers, and leave your feedback in the comments section.
Fresh off the announcement of its primetime 2013-14 schedule this morning, ABC has released first-look trailers for all of its new series. We already shared the full trailer for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but here are the other new shows that we’ll be looking at today:
- Once Upon a Time in Wonderland – The spinoff series of the network’s fantasy show stars Sophie Lowe as the titular Alice and features John Lithgow as the voice of the White Rabbit.
- Trophy Wife – A mixed family comedy starring Malin Akerman as a reformed party girl who must contend with her new husband’s (Bradley Whitford) numerous ex-wives.
- Betrayal – A drama series starring Hannah Ware and Stuart Townsend as new lovers who find themselves on opposite sides of a murder investigation.
- Killer Women – A midseason drama series starring Tricia Helfer as the only female Texas Ranger patrolling the Texas frontier.
- Mind Games – Steve Zahn and Christian Slater star in this midseason drama procedural about two brothers who use the hard science of psychological manipulation to solve clients’ problems.
- Mixology – From the screenwriters behind The Hangover, this ensemble comedy stars Blake Lee and Andrew Santino and centers on ten single people who cross paths in a bar.
- Resurrection – The people in a small Missouri town are forever changed when their deceased love ones suddenly start to return. Omar Epps stars in this midseason drama series.
- Lucky 7 - A drama series about seven friends who unexpectedly win the lottery. Isiah Whitlock Jr. stars.
- And the new comedies Super Fun Night (starring Rebel Wilson), The Goldbergs (starring Jeff Garlin), and Back in the Game (starring James Caan).
Hit the jump to watch the trailers and to check out some images from the new series.
Today at CinemaCon, Lionsgate not only released their swanky new logo seen above, they also revealed the expected release dates for some highly anticipated theatrical trailers:
- The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Though the teaser trailer for the Francis Lawrence-directed sequel is available online, it will be paired with showings of Iron Man 3 for the first time in theaters. Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opens November 22nd.
- Ender’s Game – The first trailer for Gavin Hood’s adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel will be attached to Star Trek Into Darkness and should appear online as early as next week. Starring Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford and Ben Kingsley, Ender’s Game opens November 1st.
- Thor: The Dark World – Unrelated to Lionsgate but announced during CinemaCon, the first trailer for the Alan Taylor-directed sequel will be released next week. Starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Tom Hiddleston, Thor: The Dark World opens November 8th.
If you’re going to promote a movie as raunchy as Movie 43, you’re going to have to rely on red-band trailers. We’ve already seen one and now a second trailer for the comedy anthology is available. It’s got some new bits of dialogue in scenes and gags you’ve already seen in previous spots but the last bit in the new trailer is worth sticking around for, if only for the sake of its audacity. You’ll never look at your cat the same way again.
Starring Emma Stone, Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, Terrence Howard, Halle Berry, Jason Sudeikis, Gerard Butler, Kristen Bell, Chloe Moretz, Josh Duhamel, Johnny Knoxville, Elizabeth Banks, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Richard Gere, Anna Faris, Justin Long, Liev Schreiber, Uma Thurman, Seann William Scott, Kieran Culkin, Leslie Bibb, Jimmy Bennett, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Kate Bosworth, Patrick Warburton, Tony Shalhoub, Chris Pratt, Jack McBrayer, Aasif Mandvi and Bobby Cannavale, Movie 43 opens January 25, 2013. Hit the jump to watch the trailer.
The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is set to get underway later next week, and we here at Collider will be bringing you plenty of coverage from the fest as Steve, Matt, and myself will be descending on Park City. To kick things off, we thought it’d be nice to take a look at some the available trailers for films that are set to screen at the festival. Could one of these be the next Beasts of the Southern Wild? Briefly:
- Google and the World Brain – a documentary about Google’s attempt to accumulated all the world’s books.
- Lasting – A suspense-filled drama playing in competition in the World Dramatic category.
- I Used to Be Darker – A drama about a pregnant Northern Irish runaway who shacks up with American relatives, from director Matt Porterfield.
- Charlie Victor Romeo – A 3D theatrical documentary that takes place in a cockpit and draws its material from the black box transcripts of six airline emergencies.
- Gideon’s Army – A documentary that focuses on public defenders and America’s justice system.
- Halley – A drama about a security guard afflicted with a strange illness that is ravaging his body.
Hit the jump to check out the trailers and synopses. The 2013 Sundance Film Festival runs from January 17 – 27th.