Movies

TRAILER: Deepwater Horizon

The A.V. Club recaps: The Deepwater Horizon oil spill of 2010 was the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry, and an ecological disaster. BP was ultimately held responsible by the U.S. justice system (well, as much as a huge corporation can be these days) but the first trailer for Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon offers ...

Read More »

TRAILER: The Legend Of Tarzan

Variety reviews the new trailer: Warner Bros.’ new trailer for “The Legend of Tarzan” lays out the origins of the iconic character, starting with the death of his father and glimpses of the feral child being raised by apes in the jungle. The story then shifts to Alexander Skarsgård’s Tarzan leading a gentrified life and being forced to return to ...

Read More »

TRAILER: Ben-Hur

Yet another remake. Via the Independent: What’s strangest of all is how unheralded the whole thing feels: with this year’s blockbuster talk focusing on Batman v Superman, Finding Dory and Star Wars prequel Rogue One, it almost seems a shame that a new Ben-Hur film has slipped under the radar as just another swords and sandal classic getting the Digital ...

Read More »

TRAILER: Sausage Party

Deadline calls this a “filthy masterpiece.” They write: “What the [expletive] did I just watch?” That’s the first thing I tweeted after the credits ended on Sausage Party. The eight-years-in-the-making animated film — directed by Greg Tiernan (Thomas & Friends) and Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2, Monsters vs. Aliens) and written by Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, Kyle Hunter, and Ariel Shaffir ...

Read More »

Tired Old Queen At The Movies #140 [VIDEO]

Clip recap: Ralph Richardson, Michele Morgan and the amazing child actor Bobby Henrey star in Carol Reed’s version of Graham Greene’s suspense classic “The Fallen Idol” (1948). Also starring Sonia Dresdel as the terrifying housekeeper Mrs. Baines, this story deals with the love between a butler and a little boy in an embassy in London and the complications that arise ...

Read More »

TRAILER: Captain America: Civil War

18 million views overnight. The Week recaps: The latest trailer for Captain America: Civil War has finally been released – and there is a new face in town. Hailed as this summer’s Marvel superhero battle royale, the film pits Captain America against Iron Man, with the other Avengers forced to choose sides. The trailer reiterates much of what we already ...

Read More »

TRAILER: The Adderall Diaries

Variety recaps: James Franco doesn’t want to bury his past in the first trailer for “The Adderall Diaries.” Franco stars alongside Amber Heard in the A24 film based on Stephen Elliott’s 2009 true-crime memoir. The thriller follows the account of a novelist (Franco) of the 2007 high-profile murder trial of Hans Reiser, which he chronicles in a book while simultaneously ...

Read More »

TRAILER: Ghostbusters

More than 8 million views overnight. USA Today reviews: The first full scene of the Ghostbusters trailer, which arrived online Thursday, even has a gnarly apparition throwing up green ectoplasm all over Kristen Wiig’s scientist character. “We went right for the slime, and not just a little slime,” director Paul Feig tells USA TODAY. “It’s called ecto-projecting.” This green-filled start ...

Read More »

Trump Gets HIV In Coming Sacha Baron Cohen Flick

And the studio is panicking. Via Huffington Post: Audiences at screenings around the world, and some even in the United States, have been cheering and applauding a macabre scene in a new film by Sacha Baron Cohen in which “Donald Trump” accidentally contracts HIV. “The Brothers Grimsby” opens March 11 in the U.S., though chances are you’re learning that for ...

Read More »

TRAILER: A Beautiful Planet

Coming Soon sets up the trailer for Disney’s coming IMAX spectacular: A Beautiful Planet aims to offer a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue ...

Read More »

TRAILER: Finding Dory

Entertainment Weekly recaps: It’s been more than a decade since Nemo was reunited with his family, but by the looks of a brand-new trailer for the film’s upcoming sequel, the adventure’s just beginning for his sidekick Dory. Opening with a stingray migration scene that jars Dory’s memories of home, the Finding Dory trailer – which debuted on The Ellen DeGeneres ...

Read More »

Oscar Winner George Kennedy Dies At Age 91

NBC News reports: George Kennedy, who won an Academy Award for his bruising performance in “Cool Hand Luke” and later starred in the goofy “Naked Gun” franchise,” died Sunday in Idaho. He was 91. Cory Schenkel, Kennedy’s grandson, told the Associated Press that he died of old age. Kennedy, who stood nearly 6½ feet tall, was a World War II ...

Read More »

J.J. Abrams: Gay Characters Are Coming To Star Wars

From the Daily Beast: Two months and two billion box office dollars later, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has reaped huge returns for Disney with its most progressive episode yet. Now that Daisy Ridley’s Rey and John Boyega’s Finn have given the Star Wars franchise its first female Jedi and black lead, respectively, does its fearless director J.J. Abrams see ...

Read More »

TRAILER: The Brothers Grimsby

There’s a Grindr gag in here. From Entertainment Weekly: Finding out your brother is a spy might be a life-changing shock for most, but for Nobby (Sacha Baron Cohen), it’s an excuse to dive into one dangerous, and outrageous, adventure. The new trailer for Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest comedy, The Brothers Grimsby, highlights English soccer hooligan Nobby and the discovery ...

Read More »

TRAILER: Pete’s Dragon

Another remake of a Disney classic. Entertainment Weekly recaps: It’s time to see Pete’s Dragon. Disney has unveiled the first teaser for its forthcoming remake, starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Robert Redford, newcomer Oakes Fegley (great name for a child actor playing a feral child), and the title dragon. Pete’s dragon only registers a brief glimpse in the whimsical teaser, which ...

Read More »

TRAILER: Florence Foster Jenkins

From the Telegraph: Meryl Streep has often been celebrated for her extraordinary vocal talents. But in director Stephen Frears’s new film, the three-time Oscar winner takes on the voice of Florence Foster Jenkins, a soprano who has been dubbed the worst vocalist of all time. Born in 1868, Jenkins was a child prodigy as a pianist who performed at the ...

Read More »

TRAILER: Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday

The new full-length trailer was released today. IO9 recaps: Oh, Pee-Wee, you have been missed. This new trailer for the new Netflix-made movie is delightfully familiar. One might even say it looks like Pee-Wee goes on a Big Adventure during his Big Holiday. However, if you don’t want to see Joe Manganiello giving Pee-Wee Herman tips on being cool, then ...

Read More »

TEASER: Star Wars VIII

Yes, already. Via Rolling Stone: After shattering domestic box office records with The Force Awakens, the Star Wars saga officially announced Monday that it has started production on the upcoming, still-untitled Episode VIII. The announcement was accompanied by a short video that provided an alternate look at the cliffhanger ending of The Force Awakens: The appearance of Luke Skywalker and ...

Read More »

Happy Birthday To You Is Now Free To Use

Warner Music has formally surrendered in its years-long battle to retain the copyright to Happy Birthday To You. Via the New York Daily News: The universally beloved, though lyrically limited, song, “Happy Birthday to You” will soon be available for free to filmmakers and the like, thanks to a music publishing company’s decision to back off fighting a judge who ...

Read More »

TRAILER: Hardcore Henry

An entire movie in the style of a first-person shooter video game. Deadline recaps: A lot of movies have been adapted from video games but, so far as I know anyway, there hasn’t yet been a feature-length film that mines video games for inspiration but also cuts out the middle man entirely. Quite literally that’s the case with Hardcore Henry, ...

Read More »