Trailers

I can’t believe it has come to this, but there’s a new trailer for the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was inevitable, really, as Transformers: Age of Extinction is out this Friday, and what goes better with a Michael Bay movie than a trailer for an upcoming Michael Bay-produced film. Anyway, let’s get to the trailer.

Somewhere between the Bay color palate, the robo-Shredder, the rocket-powered skateboard, and the unnecessary dubstep, I lost my interest. While it is just a trailer and I shouldn’t judge the film on it and it alone, I can’t help but do so. The product placement (namely in Times Square) is blatant, the big action set-pieces are totally Bay, and the character design of the Turtles isn’t growing on me. Their lips may look a little better, but they’re still too humanoid for my liking. Also, the voice cast isn’t fully together, but I could swear I picked out Jesse Eisenberg as one of the Turtles. As for the human cast, Will Arnett could be a bright spot as Vernon, but Megan Fox doesn’t inspire any hope. Whoopi Goldberg is an unexpected surprise, though. Still, it’s a big-budget nostalgia-driven popcorn flick, so what else can I expect from it?

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows the four Turtles (Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael, and Donatello), Splinter (voiced by Tony Shalhoub), and April O’Neil (Megan Fox) in their attempt to protect New York City from the Foot Clan and Shredder. Jonathan Liebesman directs off of a script from Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, and Evan Daugherty. It hits theaters on August 8th (and will probably still be trounced by Guardians of the Galaxy at the box office – one can hope).

‘Wish I Was Here’ Trailer

By Will Oliver, May 22nd 2014

Wish I Was Here Poster

Wish I Was Here is the latest from director Zach Braff, the first film that he’s directed since Garden State (10 years ago!). The film came together through crowd-funding on Kickstarter, and recently released it’s first full trailer.

This full trailer follows up the Garden State like teaser trailer that showed off footage as The Shins “Simple Song” played over it. The Shins return with a new song for the latest trailer, which gives us similar footage but this time with dialogue.

The film is about a family that goes through many changes as a family, affecting them different as individuals, and as a whole. The trailer does a good job at revealing the tone of the film, without giving too much away. I don’t know if it will have the same magic as Garden State, but if it has just a bit of that same luster, it will be enough for me.

Wish I Was Here comes out on July 18. Find the trailer below.

Here’s the teaser trailer as well:

Trailer: ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’

By Will Oliver, May 22nd 2014

Imagine, if you will, Kick-Ass meets Wanted with a little Connery/Moore-era Bond, and you’ve got The Secret Service, or as it’s now known Kingsman: The Secret Service. It helps that the three films are based on graphic novel properties … all by Mark Millar.

Kingsman: The Secret Service finds Eggsy (newcomer Taron Egerton), a street-smart teenage crook, being recruited to join the Kingsmen, an elite British secret service outfit that serves as the modern-day Knights of the Realm. The cast of older agents (and most likely a villain or two) is rounded out by Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Caine – at least they can be seen in the trailer. Mark Hamill is also in the cast, along with a few celebrity cameos according to the film’s Wikipedia profile, but I’ll believe them when I see them.

Kingsman: The Secret Service still

While the assembled directorial talent seems familiar (down to the co-written script from Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn), something about the trailer seems fresh. It could be the music from The Doors, the spy tech … or that Colin Firth is in what may be a slightly camp spy thriller. Personally, I enjoyed his refined turn in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, but this promises to be nothing like it.

Kingsman: The Secret Service hits theaters on October 24, 2014.

New ‘Interstellar’ Trailer Released

By Will Oliver, May 16th 2014

Take a look at the new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, which contains significantly more details about the plot in comparison to the first cryptic teaser, but still keeps us guessing. (Particularly the bit at the end!) By the looks of it, this is going to be another one of Nolan’s incredible films.

Interstellar hits theaters on November 7th, 2014.

‘Gone Girl’ Teaser Trailer

By Will Oliver, April 16th 2014

Gone Girl Poster

David Fincher’s next effort is the highly anticipated Gone Girl. The thriller is an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel, with a new ending scripted into the film by Flynn herself.

Ben Affleck stars as a man whose wife (Rosamund Pike) goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary and things eventually turn against Affleck’s character as he is suspected of killing his wife

The first teaser trailer is here, and wow, it’s a good one. We get various glimpses of the film, that is made creepier by Richard Butler (of the Psychedelic Furs) cover of Elvis Costello’s “She”, which plays over the trailer.

Ben Affleck looks to be giving quite the performance here. Gone Girl also stars Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Missi Pyle, Sela Ward, and Scoot McNairy.

Gone Girl is expected to make a major Oscar push, as you’d expect from a Fincher film. We will see how it all goes down when Gone Girl is released on October 3.

Also, can we take note at how amazing that the Gone Girl poster is? So unconventional and refreshing. Very cool stuff.

‘Jupiter Ascending’ Trailer 2

By Will Oliver, March 30th 2014

Jupiter Ascending Mila

The first look at Jupiter Ascending was its teaser trailer, and the trailer did its job. It teased us well. It played around with the basic plot, that a hunter (Channing Tatum) has to protect Jupiter (Mila Kunis), a special princess who has no idea how important she is to the fate of not only earth, but of the galaxy.

With the second trailer we get a more detailed looked at this world crafted by directors Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Martix Trilogy, Cloud Atlas). We also get a good look at the film’s villain, Balem (Eddie Redmayne) as well as Stinger (Sean Bean). Knowing Bean’s history in film, anyone want to take bets on how long his character survives?

Being an original sci-fi flick from the mind of the Wachowski’s, I have high hopes for Jupiter Ascending. Visually, it looks stunning. We’ll see how it all goes down when it’s released on July 18. Find the new trailer posted below (as well as the new character posters that I’ve shared above and below).

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Teaser Trailer: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

By Will Oliver, March 27th 2014

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We’ve heard a great deal about the Michael Bay produced reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (directed by Jonathan Liebesman). Being a large childhood staple for many people, there has naturally been plenty of questions and concerns about how it would all be handled. Today we have our first look as the teaser trailer has been released.

In the teaser trailer we hear Shredder (William Fichtner) discussing with reporter April O’Neil (Megan Fox) how that crime is destroying their great city. They need heroes, but according to him, heroes aren’t born, they are created. So there’s your answer as to how the turtles came into existence.

The teaser also provides some brief, but cool, action footage, as well as a quick look at the turtles themselves. A serious tone is felt, but is soon lightened as we get some quick interaction between O’Neil and Michelangelo (Noel Fisher).

It looks like they’ve done right with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The look of the Turles isn’t half bad either. Overall, it looks like TMNT will be a fun time.

Count me in, I’m looking forward to checking it out when it comes out in theaters on August 8. Find the trailer posted below, along with the first official image from the film.

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