"What did he find out there in the abyss…?" IMAX has debuted an official "IMAX trailer" for James Gray's space adventure sci-fi film Ad Astra, which is premiering at the Venice Film Festival next week. We've seen two stunning official trailers for Ad Astra so far [here and here] and a featurette, but they're really trying to play up the "IMAX experience" angle this time. Brad Pitt stars as an astronaut who travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father. He uncovers extraordinary secrets which challenge the nature of human existence. Also starring Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, and Jamie Kennedy. Featuring a new score by Max Richter. This trailer only has a tiny bit of extra footage, which is fine - because I want to see the rest of it on a big screen for the very first time. Get ready for lift off. ›››
Continue Reading Another New IMAX Trailer for James Gray's Space Adventure 'Ad Astra'
"It's not reasonable!" "This is her first love…" eOne has revealed the first official trailer for an indie drama titled Babyteeth, marking the feature directorial debut of up-and-coming filmmaker Shannon Murphy. The film is set to premiere at the Venice Film Festival starting this month, playing in competition as one of only three films directed by women in the main line-up at the festival this year. This Australian bittersweet comedy, self-adapted from the play of the same name by Rita Kalnejais, follows a couple who discover their seriously ill teenage daughter has fallen in love with a kooky small time drug dealer. Eliza Scanlen, who also appears in Little Women, stars with a small cast including Toby Wallace, Emily Barclay, Eugene Gilfedder, Essie Davis, and Ben Mendelsohn. This film is one of my most anticipated to see in Venice, and so far so good. Looks promising with plenty to admire in the unique story and all the deft performances. ›››
Continue Reading Eliza Scanlen in First Trailer for 'Babyteeth' Film Premiering in Venice
"We don't know what we're walking into!" Saban Films has debuted an official trailer for an action movie titled Rogue Warfare, made by stuntman / filmmaker Mike Gunther. This is supposedly part of a trilogy of movies called the Rogue Warfare trilogy, but seems to be just a solo offering so far. The synopsis is rather vague - it only states that Rogue Warfare is about a group of skilled military elite who join forces to fight an underground terrorist network. This stars Will Yun Lee, Jermaine Love, Rory Markham, Bertrand-Xavier Corbi, Katie Keene, Fernando Chien, Gina Decesare, Michael Blalock, Mike McKee, Essam Ferris, with Chris Mulkey and Stephen Lang. This really looks like one big action extravaganza with literally no plot, since these kind of jingoistic movies only really need guns and explosions, and no plot. ›››
Continue Reading First Trailer for Action Movie 'Rogue Warfare' Featuring Stephen Lang
"You need to pull it together." Shout Studios has unveiled a trailer for the "gripping, suspenseful thriller" titled Ambition, the latest film directed by producer Bob Shaye. In Ambition, Katherine Hughes stars as a young aspiring violinist preparing for a competition. She's incredibly confidant and gets wrapped up in a frightening trap that she has to find her way out of. It raises the question: If an insane person is telling a story, is it real? That sounds like quite an intriguing introduction to this film. The full cast includes Sonoya Mizuno, Giles Matthey, Kyanna Simone, Jared Bankens, Deneen Tyler, Dylan McNamara, and Jordan Salmon, with a special appearance by Lin Shaye. Ambition is said to "create a world where desire and revenge converge into a questionable reality." Seems a bit like Black Swan, but with even more horror. ›››
Continue Reading Katherine Hughes in Trailer for Bob Shaye's Music Thriller 'Ambition'
"He wasn't anything like what people think he was." 1091 Media has unveiled the first official trailer for a documentary titled Making Montgomery Clift, a new feature from doc filmmakers Hillary Demmon and Monty's nephew Robert Clift. This premiered at a few smaller film festivals last year, but is only now getting a good VOD release next month. The doc film is a re-examination of the life of famed American actor Montgomery Clift. The classic, beloved film actor received four Oscar nominations throughout his life. But this doc seems to focus more on his private life, a "tragic story" of a "queer icon", plus other stories that may or not be true. Featuring Montgomery, along with Brooks Clift, Ethel "Sunny" Clift, Patricia Bosworth, Jack Larson, Judy Balaban, Robert Osborne, Eleanor Clift, Lorenzo James, Tucker Tooley, Mollie Gregory, Vincent Newman, Michael Easton, Woody Clift, and Eddie Clift. Looks like a compelling analysis of Monty. ›››
Continue Reading Official Trailer for 'Making Montgomery Clift' Doc Examining the Actor
"I think you're all in danger." Vertical Entertainment has released a brand new trailer for the horror film Polaroid, director by Norwegian filmmaker Lars Klevberg. This was originally set to open in August of 2017, but the film got caught up in all the Weinstein chaos, and never got a release. Now it's set to open this year all around the world, finally a chance for it to hit theaters. The story is about a high schooler who finds an old Polaroid camera, and anyone who gets their picture taken by it will die in a "violent and tragic death." That creepy creature thing / dude that shows up looks terrifying. The film stars Kathryn Prescott, Mitch Pileggi, Grace Zabriskie, Tyler Young, Keenan Tracey, Samantha Logan, Priscilla Quintana, Madelaine Petsch and Javier Botet. This is based on the horror short Polaroid also from director Lars Klevberg. The new trailer is still mostly unsettling, along with that horrifying poster for it - see both below. ›››
Continue Reading Surprise New Trailer for Long Lost Deadly Camera Horror 'Polaroid'
"Something really heavy in the world just happened… What do we want to say about?" Preach! This film deserves a shout! An official trailer is available for an indie documentary called Don't Be Nice, which is also the "credo" that the upstart Bowery Slam Poetry Team operates by. The doc film is a profile of the Bowery Slam Poetry Team (find them on Facebook), who find their voice as they compete for the National Championship during the summer of 2016. This premiered at the Hot Docs Festival last year, in theaters starting next month. "An emotional and inspiring film that gives insightful commentary on race, gender, identity and sexual politics in America today, Don't Be Nice is both an exciting competition film and a deep dive into the wildly-popular Slam Poetry subculture, that proves once and for all that winning hearts and minds is the ultimate prize." This will make a great double feature with Step or Bodied. I can dig it, can you? ›››
Continue Reading Official Trailer for 'Don't Be Nice' Doc About Bowery Slam Poetry Team
"You started this… I'll end it." "I'm going to tear you apart. This is what it feels like." Lionsgate has just launched a second official teaser trailer for Rambo: Last Blood, otherwise known as Rambo V - the fifth and final movie in the Rambo action series that first began in 1982 (with First Blood). Sylvester Stallone once again returns to play Rambo, in what is said to be the very last Rambo movie, "the last chapter of the legendary series." Rambo goes up against a Mexican cartel in this one. The cast includes Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adrianna Barraza, Yvette Monreal, Genie Kim aka Yenah Han, Joaquin Cosio, and Oscar Jaenada. This trailer ties in the original First Blood with footage from that, taking us all the way around to this Last Blood. It looks insanely action-packed, which is what everyone wants to see. Right? ›››
Continue Reading Second Teaser Trailer for Stallone's 'Rambo: Last Blood' Action Finale
"Once, there were three bears that lived in a dark and wet cave up above a small town…" Fox Searchlight has revealed the first teaser trailer for a fantasy horror thriller titled Antlers, the latest from director Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace, Black Mass, Hostiles). In the film, a small-town Oregon teacher and her brother, the local sheriff, become entwined with a young student harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences. It's adapted from a short story called "The Quiet Boy" by Nick Antosca, which captured the attention of Guillermo del Toro because he is producing this dark fantasy horror. Antlers stars Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, JT Corbitt, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, and Amy Madigan. One hell of a scary trailer! The kid telling the story really sets the tone for this. Have a look. ›››
Continue Reading First Teaser Trailer for 'Antlers' Horror Produced by Guillermo del Toro
"I thought we should talk…" "Okay." Netflix has revealed two teaser trailers for the highly anticipated new film from filmmaker Noah Baumbach, titled Marriage Story. This one is premiering at the Venice Film Festival coming up soon, then it'll stop by the Telluride, Toronto, New York Film Festivals this fall before Netflix releases (in theaters + streaming). Baumbach explains this intro: "Marriage Story is a love story that reveals itself within the breakdown. With these companion trailers I wanted to show the relationship through the eyes of both characters. There are many sides to every story, and the movie embraces these different viewpoints in order to find the shared truth." There is one trailer for Adam Driver as Charlie, and one for Scarlett Johansson as Nicole. It reminds me of the trailers for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. The cast also includes Laura Dern, Alan Alda, Ray Liotta, Mark O'Brien, and Julie Hagerty. Well, this looks like it's going to be painful but also quite enthralling to watch. Se both of the teasers below. ›››
Continue Reading His & Hers Teaser Trailers for Noah Baumbach's 'Marriage Story' Film