That-Ish-Cray Of The Day
Ummm, yespleasemorethankyou. The gods of video games have finally answered my call and have created a product that I’m totally okay with my boys playing. Folks, the Franz Kafka video game you didn’t know you’d been waiting for is finally here. I don’t play video games, but I am weirdly psyched about this, as it reminds me of the good ol’ days, studying literary theory at Sarah Lawrence and getting introduced to Kafka via great works like The Metamorphosis and A Hunger Artist. Click inside for deets and for a sneak peek at the video!
"This is bigger than you, Peter"
Earlier this week we learned that the first full trailer for next year’s superhero sequel film The Amazing Spider-Man 2 would be coming out today and, Ta da!, here it is! That promo banner that we saw previously, the one that hinted that the Green Goblin might appear in the film alongside fellow villains Electro and Rhino, gave us a clue as to how big Amazing 2 will be. The full trailer, which you can watch above, gives us even MORE clues that the movie (or, movies to come) will be ENORMOUS! Yes, Electro, Rhino and Green Goblin are featured in the trailer but watch carefully and see that the other villains who make up the nefarious Sinister Six are hinted at as well. OMG. My first reaction to watching this trailer is that I LOVE everything I see. My one tiny fear is that with 3 villains in one film, there’s a lot of story to be told and my concern is that with too much going on, the overall plot may feel messy/complicated/not fully fleshed out. Still, I was impressed with director Marc Webb‘s work on the first Amazing Spider-Man so I am going to trust him with this very exciting-looking sequel. Have a look at the trailer and tell me, does this movie not look AMAZING?!
Hitting Theatres Christmas Day
Earlier in the week I saw this trailer for The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty and I couldn’t help but get all warm and gooey inside. Last year Trent shared photos from the film’s set and now we have our first look at some actual footage. Ben Stiller‘s new movie (he’s both directing and starring) is being hailed as the new Forrest Gump and, while I think that’s a pretty bold claim, this first trailer does give off that ‘life is like a box o’ chocolates vibe.‘ Stiller plays Mitty, a guy Anybody else excited for this one to come out?
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty hits theatres Christmas Day.
Long Time Coming
Earlier this month we got to see a sneak peek of Lana Del Rey‘s anticipated (and delayed) short film titled Tropico and today, at last, we get to see an official trailer for the film. Even more exciting, we learn that LDR will release Tropico online on December 5. There has been a lot of talk about this film for much of the year. While fans have been anxiously awaiting new music from Lana, she has been promising the release of this film … and at long last, it’s almost here. Check out the trailer embedded above to get a better feel for what we can expect when Tropico drops in a couple of weeks. I hope this film is worth the wait cuz I’m SO ready for new LDRness.
Posted under: 'Tropico', Lana Del Rey
No, Seriously ... this trailer is NSFW
Back in August of 2012, we first heard that pre-production and early casting talk was underway for director Lars von Triers‘s new film Nymphomaniac when Shia LaBeouf‘s name was attached to the project. This past July, we got to see a NSFW still from the movie that features Shia and it became clear that the movie was going to be, well, full of nekkidness. Today we get to see the first official trailer for Nymphomaniac and as I’m sure you can guess, the NSFW video features a lot of nudity which isn’t really appropriate watching in a lot of settings … but hey, it’s Friday, maybe we can use a bit of spice. Click the embed above to have a look at this trailer according to your best judgement. I’m not sure that the quick scenes presented in this trailer give a great feel for the plot of the film but you deffo get a feel for the eroticness in store when Nymphomaniac hits theaters.
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"Do you guys think that Kermit's been acting a bit weird lately?"
Back in August we got to see the very cute teaser trailer for next spring’s sequel film Muppets Most Wanted. Today we get to check out the just-released first official trailer for the film … which you will see in front of theatrical movies starting this weekend. As you can see in the video embedded above, this first trailer gives us a really good understanding of what to expect from Muppets Most Wanted when it hits theaters next Spring. The trailer is over 2 minutes long so we get to see a lot … and, personally, I’m loving it all. This looks really cute (and already better than the last Muppets movie we got). I’m in, are you?
Posted under: 'Muppets Most Wanted'
THE BIEBER'STACHE RETURNS!
For the past few weeks, Justin Bieber has been promoting the release of his new film #BelieveMovie (HERE and HERE, for example) but today we get to feast our eyes on the first official movie trailer for Believe. In the clip embedded above, JB gives a shout out to his infamous Bieber’stache — which is HILAR — but I take a bit of issue regarding the way the young man is portrayed in a “woe is me” sort of way. Usher actually says that Bieber is “forced to grow up in front of the world” without explaining that HE (as his manager) is among the people “forcing” anything. Still, the “poor little rich boy” narrative will likely sell well to his legion of fans (even if that shizz doesn’t fly with some of us). Check out the trailer above and see if Believe is a movie that YOU will have to see when it opens in theaters on Xmas day.
Posted under: 'Believe', Justin Bieber
"Noah, what did He say?"
Earlier this week we got to see the poster artwork AND a trailer tease for the new Biblical epic film Noah, which was directed by Darren Aronofsky and stars Russell Crowe as the titular character. Today we get to see the just-released first trailer in full for the film. As you may know, Noah will tell the Bible tale of how the Earth was destroyed by a global flood sent by God to punish the wicked. The plan is to make the movie “scary as Hell” and based on the trailer presented here, I can see how this film might be scary. As a huge fan of Aronofsky‘s work (Requiem for a Dream is my fave of his films, followed closely by Pi), I am crazy curious to see what his take on his ancient Bible tale will turn out. I like this trailer, I think you might, too. Check it out, won’t you?
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"You have to find someone who understands you"
Earlier this week we got to check out a tiny sneak peek of the new HBO series Looking which has been referred to as the gay version of Sex and the City (or HBO‘s other series Girls). Today we get to watch the first full trailer for Looking in the embed above. Looking stars Broadway/TV star Jonathan Groff alongside a cast of other men whose characters search for love in the city of San Francisco, CA. As I understand it, the aim is to try and present the realities of gay love on the series. Check out the trailer above to get your first really good feel for the show and then mark your calendars … Looking premieres on HBO on January 19th.
Posted under: 'Looking'
This Is Gonna Be Fun
As you all know I am a ginormous Kevin Hart fan and I have yet to be disappointed by anything he’s done. In off-screen news, the comedian recently donated $250,000 to the public schools in his hometown of Philadelphia and he continues to do awesome things on-screen as well. Enter the Ride Along trailer. Kevin teams up with Ice Cube in this Training Day riff, and this first look is pretty funny. Peep the video for more!