"Deranged human beings doing awful things." IFC Midnight has revealed a trailer for a film titled 68 Kill, a crime comedy from actor/director Trent Haaga. The quotes in this trailer seem to describe it better than anything else: "a white-trash, punk-rock, blood-soaked romp" and "brilliantly, utterly insane." The film stars Matthew Gray Gubler as Chip, and AnnaLynne McCord as his girlfriend, who comes up with a plan to rip off her rich sugar daddy. Of course, everything falls apart and Chip tries to straighten things out but ends up on a wild ride. The cast includes Alisha Boe, Sheila Vand, Sam Eidson, Michael Beasley, James Moses Black, David Maldonado, Ajay Mehta, Hallie Grace Bradley, and Lucy Faust. This definitely looks insane, like something to watch late on a weekend after you've had a few beers with friends. ›››
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"You cannot reason with a tiger when your head is in its mouth!" Focus Features has unveiled the first trailer for Joe Wright's Darkest Hour, the second film this year about Winston Churchill (the other one is called Churchill starring Brian Cox). This is the film that stars the very talented Gary Oldman under heavy prosthetic as Winston Churchill, giving a powerful, commanding cigar-chomping performance. The focus in this film is on Churchill's first few days as Prime Minister, deciding whether or not to agree to a peace treaty with Nazi Germany or fight back and rally the troops. The cast includes Lily James, Ben Mendelsohn, Stephen Dillane, Kristin Scott Thomas, Charley Palmer Rothwell, Ronald Pickup, Nicholas Jones, Hannah Steele, Richard Lumsden, and Jeremy Child. This looks much, much better than the other Churchill film. And hopefully this will get Oldman an Oscar nomination - it definitely seems possible. ›››
The comparisons between Wish Upon and the Final Destination franchise are so obvious that it’s hard not to feel like they might just exist within the same cinematic universe. Both films follow a set of predictably cliche and naive characters who are killed as part of some supernatural blood price, being held over them by an unseen, but omnipresent and sinister otherworldly force. There are a few key differences between the two titles, however, and they are what inevitably make Wish Upon an even more frustrating experience than watching the Final Destination films.
Following his disappointing work on 2014’s first Conjuring spin-off, Annabelle, director John R. Leonetti returns to the big screen with Wish Upon. Based on a screenplay written by Barbara Marshall, the film centers around an ancient, supernatural Chinese wish box that grants its user seven wishes - of any kind and of any variety - but which require a blood price to be paid with each one of them. So while the box itself may feel like some kind of cosmic gift at first, it doesn’t take long to realize that it’s a device of much more malevolent origins.
"You want a killer? Here he is." Lionsgate UK has released another new full-length trailer for the action thriller titled American Assassin, adapted from Vince Flynn's novel of the same name. We've seen two full trailers for this already, but this new one packs in even more action and shows us a few extra scenes we haven't seen yet. The film is about Mitch Rapp, an "ordinary every day all-American athlete and scholar" recruited by the CIA, becoming one of the best assassins they've ever seen, but he gets into trouble on an assignment in Beirut. The Maze Runner star Dylan O'Brien plays Mitch, and the cast includes Michael Keaton, Taylor Kitsch, Sanaa Lathan, Scott Adkins, David Suchet, as well as Shiva Negar. They're really trying to sell this hard, and it looks okay. I'm mostly curious about the big wave - must be detonation? ›››