"I just wanted to save my sister"
The second trailer for the forthcoming sequel film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 has been released and as you can see above, the trailer is all about the bond between Katniss Everdeen and her younger sister Prim. At first glance, the trailer may seem like a cheesy “clip-show” package but as you continue to watch and are reminded of key scenes from the Hunger Games film franchise, you come to realize that this trailer packs a powerful emotional punch. Katniss‘s involvement in The Hunger Games and her subsequent participation in the revolt against President Snow and the Capitol all started simply with her decision to save her sister from having to fight for her life in the games. It was her love for her little sister that set into motion the events that led to her leading a revolution. Check out this trailer above to be reminded of Katinss‘s love for Prim and vice versa and we prepare ourselves for the 4th and final film in the Hunger Games movie franchise. Then, click below to see the just-released new poster art for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2. More »
Season 6 begins on Sunday in the UK, in January in the US
At the end of August, we got to see the first trailer for the forthcoming 6th and final season of Downton Abbey but, as you may recall, that trailer was released by the show’s UK television network ITV. Today we get to see a second trailer for Downton season 6 but this one comes from the show’s US network PBS. As you can see above, this second trailer is entirely different in every way from the trailer we saw last month. All of the scenes are new, the tone is much different … it is absolutely worth seeing by any Downton Abbey fan. The 6th and final season of Downton Abbey will premiere this coming Sunday on ITV in the UK … and won’t premiere here on PBS in the US until January. Wherever/however you watch the final season, make sure you tune in. Downton Abbey is an excellent show and I’m sure it will go out with a bang.
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Ho Ho Horror!
Last night, before my showing of The Visit at the Arclight theater in Hollywood, I got to see the first trailer for the forthcoming holiday horror film Krampus, based on the ancient tale of the demonic anti-Santa Claus who punishes bad children at Xmas time. I’ve only known the story as a cautionary tale, one meant to inspire fear and terror in the reader. As you can see above, this movie adaptation of the Krampus story looks like it has some scary elements in it … but it mostly looks like a comedy. I’m not quite sure I’m interested in a Krampus story that is treated as a dark comedy but I guess the studio had other plans. This looks to me more like a Gremlins II sort of movie … one that I think I have to see but know going in that I’m probably going to hate it. I’m a bit bummed that this Krampus movie doesn’t appear to be going for straight horror of the blood and guts variety so … I dunno, I’m not really excited at all. Check out the trailer above and see what you think? Are you Krampus fans pleased by what you see here?
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"You're a monster!"
ABC has released the first trailer for the forthcoming second season of last year’s break-out hit How To Get Away With Murder and, as is expected, the sophomore season of the show will start off with a bang. As you may recall, the premiere season ended with a pretty shocking death — a murder, if you will — and we were left wondering who did the deed. The video promo embedded above promises that we will find out who the identity of the killer is in the season 2 premiere episode which will air on September 24. It would appear that we now have multiple murders to learn how to get away with when the new season of HTGAWM returns this month.
A terrifying, powerful story of a child soldier and his warlord
Best Actor, Best Picture, Best Actress—whatever. Give all the Oscars to Idris Elba. This is the first full trailer for Beasts of No Nation and I’m as terrified—and excited—as I was when I saw a first look at director Cary Fukanaga‘s take on Uzodinma Iweala’s novel. In addition to looking forward to Elba‘s performance as a warlord training child soldiers (alongside newcomer Abraham Attah), and more great directing from True Detective‘s Fukunaga, this trailer shows us that we’ll be experiencing some beautiful cinematography as well. That shot at the 1:35 mark is absolutely breathtaking. Check out the trailer above for more!
Beasts of No Nation comes to Netflix and theatres on October 16.
"I think Lily's thoughts, I dream her dreams"
Way back in February we got our first look at Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne in character in his new film The Danish Girl, which is the big screen adaptation of the novel written by David Ebershoff. Today we get our first look at Eddie in action as Lili Ebe in the just-released first trailer for The Danish Girl which, absolutely, will secure another Oscar nomination for Redmayne. I was lucky enough to attend an early screening of the biopic Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender this summer and I’m pretty convinced he will be nominated for the Best Actor award for his portrayal of the late Apple CEO. I am also completely convinced that Eddie Redmayne will be nominated and will likely be Fassbender‘s main competition for the award. Just as the trailer’s for Redmayne‘s film last year, The Theory of Everything, completely wowed me, I am equally impressed with this trailer for The Danish Girl. The film opens in select theaters on November 27 and will open wider in December. Have a look above at Eddie in The Danish Girl and get your first look at one of the films that will be in heavy awards contention come awards season next year.
"For you nor I can hold back time"
Back in March we learned that the forthcoming 6th season of the ITV series Downton Abbey will be the last season of the series and today we get our first look at the first trailer for the final season of the show. The 6th and final season of Downton Abbey will premiere in the UK on September 20 and as you can see in the very emotional trailer above, there will be a lot of goodbyes to come this final season. I must admit that I am not totally caught up with the series so I don’t know how the last season ended but I think I know where things are going. I’m not ready to say goodbye to Downton Abbey just yet so fortunately, I have a whole season of the show (plus the beloved Xmas special) to look forward to. The final season of Downton Abbey won’t air here in the US on PBS until next year but I know I can’t wait that long to watch. Come September 20, I’ll be tuning in with the lucky folks in the UK to watch the 6th and final season of Downton Abbey.
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"No, No, don't open it!
In early July, we got our first look at the first trailer for the big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine‘s book series Goosebumps. Today we get to see the just-released second trailer for the movie … which is very similar to the first trailer, with only a new scene or two here and there. Even still, this new trailer for Goosebumps does a very good job of giving us a feel for how the movie will turn out … and it looks kinda fun. I have a feeling that Goosebumps fans will enjoy this movie for the mere fact that we will finally get to see these beloved scary characters come to life. It’s been ages since I’ve read these books but I get the sense that people will enjoy this movie, even if they haven’t read all of the Goosebumps books. Goosebumps will open in theaters on October 15, you ready?
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Circoc bottles flying, endless cat fights and the first gay couple
I can feel it. I can feel you all judging me, but I promise you it’s not as harshly as I’m judging myself right now. But here’s the thing—you don’t know me, you don’t know my struggle! I have tried to quit this show before, I trieeeddd. I missed the entire last season of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, but Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood was so horrifyingly bad/amazingly entertaining, that I can’t miss it. I CAN’T! I’m obsessed with Lil Fizz. I’m obsessed with Moniece. And it’s a mess. I’m a mess. Please watch this super trailer so that I’m not alone in this. Also, they have added the [incredibly hot] First Gay Couple of the series (although, technically, Kalenna of LHHATL was first… which shows I know way too much about this whole movement). Peep the video for more!
"Tower just had everything"
Earlier this year, the documentary film All Things Must Pass — about the rise and fall of the legendary Tower Records — made its debut at SxSW in Austin, TX. In October, the film will open nationally in theaters, allowing music fans everywhere the opportunity to see this wonderful film. Now, I haven’t seen the movie (yet) but based on the clips of footage that I’ve seen, coupled with the rave reviews from those who have seen the movie, I just know that this documentary will likely become one of my favorite movies of the year. I can’t even begin to explain how important Tower Records has been to my life. As a music fan, it was a home away from home where I knew not only I would find pretty much everything that I wanted and needed (from LPs, to CDs, to singles — both import and domestic — to magazines, t-shirts, concert tickets, every and anything music related) but I would be among other likeminded music fans and friends. The rise of digital music led to the death of stores like Tower Records, which is sad but understandable. Nothing will ever take the place of having a Tower Records close by to retreat to whenever you want to get away from everything and just immerse yourself in music heaven. When I visited Tokyo, Japan a couple of years ago, I was so elated to see that Tower Records still thrives in that wonderful city. It was so nice to be in the store again and it’s a great feeling knowing that it still exists … somewhere out there. All Things Must Pass looks to be a must-see movie for any music fan and definitely a movie that Tower Records fans have to check out. The film opens in theaters on October 15. Check out the trailer above and see if it look like something you’ll want to make time for when the movie is released this fall.