* "Gritty" actually means "ugly" for awards consideration
Jennifer Aniston has a new indie film coming out soon titled Cake and as you can see in the film’s first trailer, Jen uglied herself down in what appears to be an attempt for awards consideration. It is a commonly held belief that actors tend to take on “ugly roles” in an effort to appear more serious and, therefore, attract the attention of awards voters (think Charlize Theron in her Academy Award-winning role in Monster). Cake looks like Aniston‘s attempt at Oscar glory. The movie looks interesting, I suppose, but I can’t get past the obviousness of what she’s trying to achieve with this role. Have a look at the trailer and see if you are convinced. I might be interested in seeing Cake when it is released in theaters, if only to see whether or not Jennifer Aniston has the acting chops to make this gritty role as an addict work.
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The 'Force Awakens' trailer will debut online
Caving to the will of the people, especially in light of how well-received the first trailer for for Jurassic World was this week by folks online, the decision has been made to release the first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens online this Friday. As you may know, it was previously announced that the first Force Awakens trailer would be released Friday in just 9 theaters across the country … then we were told it would be released in 30 theaters. Today, we learn that the trailer will be shown in those movie theaters AND it will be released online as well. More »
And it looks so weird
Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Pan which, we now know, will be an origin of story of sorts that will reveal how Peter Pan came to be. While the premise sounds interesting, the first look at the movie in this trailer seems a bit weird. I cannot understand how Rooney Mara was cast as the Native American character Tiger Lily but the rest of the casting seems alright. Garrett Hedlund, as the young Hook, used to be friends with Peter pre-Pan, did you know that? I’m not sure why everyone is all gaga over Peter Pan these days but of the forthcoming Peter Pan projects, I think this one looks the most interesting to me. Check out the first trailer for Pan above then click below to see the first Pan posters. More »
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"We have our first genetically-modified hybrid"
AHHHH!! A few days ago, with the release of that short teaser video, we learned that the first trailer for the sequel film Jurassic World would be released on Thanksgiving night. Today, we see that Universal Pictures has decided to release the trailer a wee bit early. Click the embed above to get your first look at Jurassic World and get a really good feel for what the movie will be all about. As you can see, the dinosaur theme park from Jurassic Park has been expanded into a very popular, well attended, (apparently) smooth-running theme park called Jurassic World … that is, until the genetically-modified hybrid dinosaur (I’m guessing a T-Rex/Velociraptor hybrid) that has inexplicably been created breaks loose and wrecks havoc on the island. I honestly got CHILLS watching this trailer. Are we actually seeing Chris Pratt‘s character team up WITH the raptors to battle the monstrous yet unseen new hybrid dino?! OMG! Watch this trailer again and again, feel the feels, then let me know what you think about Jurassic World in the comments below. This movie is going to RULE all! AHHH!!!
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The first 'Star Wars' trailer will debut this weekend in theaters
This Friday, the first trailer for the much-anticipated sequel film Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens will show in theaters here in the US. That’s right, if you live near these select Regal Cinemas theaters, you will be among the first people on planet earth to see the first footage from the new Star Wars film. BUT, an animated gif of the Millennium Falcon has made its way to the Internets that purports to be the first footage released from the film … which may or may not be true. Click below to see this animated gif in action and then read on to learn which theaters in the world will be the first to debut the first trailer for The Force Awakens. More »
'I've concluded that we're looking for a weirdo.'
For the first few seasons of Portlandia, I really tried to avoid it. I vowed that I would not get into whatever weirdness Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen were peddling. I think I just felt like I sooo look like someone who watches the show, so I tried not to watch? But then… they got me. I’d heard that Paste Magazine got a shout-out on an episode, and that’s how they reeled me in. Then I discovered that it’s, basically, the greatest show ever and I’ve been watching on Netflix ever since. I mean, the Hip Hop lesson? I love this show. Click inside for your first look at the new trailer!
"I'm sorry, I don't speak 'loser'"
It’s here! The first trailer for next spring’s sure-to-be BLOCKBUSTER HIT film Pitch Perfect 2 has been released!! Yesterday, as you may recall, we got to see the cast of Pitch Perfect 2 on the cover of this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine and we also go to see the just-released first poster for the flick. Today, in an embarrassment of riches, we get to see the first footage from PP2 and get our first really good look at what to expect in the sequel. The a capella battles are going global, y’all. Can the Barden Bellas take on the world? Um, DUH! Have a look above at this first trailer for Pitch Perfect 2 and start counting down the days with me until the movie hits theaters on May 15.
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Have Courage and Be Kind
Back in May we got our first tease of the upcoming live-action Disney film Cinderella and yesterday, we got a sneak peek of the film’s first full-length trailer. Today, at last, we get to check out the just-released first trailer and get a really good look at the characters we all know and love as they will appear in this new film adaptation. Disney‘s Cinderella stars Lily James as Ella/Cinderella, Cate Blanchett as Lady Tremaine/The Evil Step Mother, Game of Thrones star Richard Madden as Prince Charming and Helena Bonham Carter as The Fairy Godmother. It’s a classic tale that we already know, retold for a new audience. The look and color of this trailer reminds me a lot of Mirror Mirror, that horrible retelling of Snow White that came out in 2012 but I’m hopeful that Cinderella will turn out much better. What do you think of this trailer? I love Cate Blanchett as The Evil Step Mother but I totally rolled my eyes at seeing Helena Bonham Carter as The Fairy Godmother. HMMM. Do you love this … or nah?
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This looks amazing.
This weekend I became a teenager again, and started ripping photos out of a magazine to hang on my wall—including a couple of Marion Cotillard. This was actually part of a creative task in The Artist’s Way, and it was incredibly fun. It’s been too long since my last Marion Cotillard movie, so I’m insanely excited for Two Days, One Night—especially since I recently got my life changed by the 2011 movie from the same directors, The Kid With A Bike. Cotillard and Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have teamed up to bring a seemingly simple story of a woman who loses her job, transformed into possible Oscar gold. Peep the video for more!
Two Days, One Night will hit limited theatrical release on December 24.
Thus far we have seen two really great trailers for The Avengers: Age of Ultron (HERE and HERE) and today, we get to see one more. An extended version of the second trailer has just been released that features a bit of new, previously unreleased footage. If you are anxiously awaiting the release of Ultron, you might want to give this trailer a looksee.