The Lady

Check out the trailer and the official synopsis after the jump.

The battle begins May 16th…. in color!

Poster: Moonrise Kingdom teaser

Fans of Wes Anderson are as sure to rejoice over this trailer as his detractors are to roll their eyes because this looks to be every inch an Anderson picture. From the precocious yet stoic children, detailed production design and old-school pop-chic sounddtrack (this time it’s Francoise Hardy’s Le Temps de l’Amour) to the quirky (read…)

Well, I hope the telecast is more inspired than this glorified TV commercial which was made by the folks at Funny or Die and is apparently running in theaters this weekend, but considering the producers had to dig back 8 years just to find a last-minute host when they suddenly remembered that Brett Ratner is (read…)

Poster: Linda Cardellini in Return

I was watching Freaks and Geeks a couple of months back and two things occurred to me. 1) Wow, Linda Cardellini is much sexier dressed down and kind of dorky than she is dolled up like a model and 2) why isn’t she working more? With Return it looks like I get the best of (read…)

The “trailer event” that was soooo goddamn important, they had to have an ad the other day just to let you know it was coming. Was it worth it? I don’t know. Fanboy speculation/confusion continues as to whether this is an Alien movie or not, but it seems pretty clear it’s a matter of nitpicking. (read…)

Poland’s official entry for the Academy Award for best foreign language film. The synopsis: “From acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland, In Darkness is based on a true story. Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief in Lvov, a Nazi occupied city in Poland, one day encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation (read…)

So, this happened while I was waiting for a screening to start. I feel like I’ve already gone there and back again. Oh, it comes with a poster too.

The Dark Knight Rises

This is a 2 minute trailer, not the 6 minutes that played before selected IMAX screenings of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. Stream it after the jump, or check it out at Apple.

jack the giant killer

I have to admit I hadn’t really thought too much about whether a movie based on Jack and the Beanstalk was a good idea or a bad idea, but seeing the evidence right in front of me in this trailer, I’m going to have to go with bad. If the movie plays it as straight (read…)

Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky’s Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory premieres on HBO on Thursday, January 12 at 9pm. Check out the official synopsis from HBO after the jump:

Poster: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Check out the trailer and the official synopsis after the jump.

Christian Bale in Zhang Yimou's The Flowers of War

Well, it’s got more of Christian Bale’s performance in it than the international trailer that ran a month or two back and Zhang Yimou has done some great stuff (I’m especially a fan of Raise the Red Lantern), but something about this one still seems off. Christian Bale stars as a westerner who, with the (read…)

In case you weren’t convinced by the original teaser and the first trailer, here’s another crack at The Iron Lady starring Meryl Streep as American hero… er I mean famous English lady and Ronald Reagan gal-pal Margaret Thatcher. Nope. Still not convinced. Sorry!

Poster: Asghar Farhadi's A Separation

Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s A Separation, which was recently chosen by the NYFCC as best foreign film and is regarded as one of the favorites for the same treatment at the Oscars, has a trailer. Stream it and check out the official synopsis after the jump. A Separation opens in the US on December 30th.

Poster: Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Well, it’s better than the one with the U2 song, but it still looks awfully heavy-handed. I don’t know. Stream it after the jump.

Poster: Declaration of War

Apple has the trailer for Declaration of War (streaming after the jump), France’s official submission for the foreign language Oscar and just announced today as part of the Sundance lineup. I caught the film the other day and it won me over. Here’s the official synopsis: “The opening night film at this year’s Critics Week (read…)

The version that went around yesterday had Good Morning America stink all over it. This one is clean. Taylor Kitsch stars as Edgar Rice Burroughs’ sci-fi action-adventure hero John Carter who is transported to an exotic planet where he gets involved in a war between the planets’ inhabitants. Willem Dafoe, Lynn Collins, Bryan Cranston, Ciaran (read…)

You’ve got an NC-17 film, you might as well aim the marketing at people who are old enough to see the movie, right? Steve McQueen’s Shame starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan is one of my favorite movies of the year. It opens Friday, December 2.

Daniel Radcliffe in The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black is shaping up to be a good, old-fashioned, Victorian haunted house story and distributor CBS Films really wants you to know it. It doesn’t open until February 2nd but they’ve been sending out new marketing material every couple of weeks for a while now. Check it out after the jump.

James D'Arcy and Andrea Riseborough in Madonna's W.E.

Well, it’s gotten mostly clobbered by critics at the film festivals, but the curiosity remains high for Madonna’s bio of Wallace Simpson, the American woman who married a king. Here’s the official synopsis. Check out the trailer and a few more images after the jump.

Madonna’s W.E. is a beautifully crafted, passionate tale about the search for true love in the modern world, viewed through the prism of one of history’s most fabled romances.


Click to Enlarge Oren Moverman’s Rampart has been earning Woody Harrelson’s performance as the most crooked of LA cops some stellar reviews since the film debuted at Toronto. I hope to catch it myself in the next couple of days before it opens in NY and LA on 11/23 for an Oscar qualifying run. Check (read…)

UK Poster: Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan in SHAME

We’ve got a UK quad and a new trailer for Steve McQueen’s Shame starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. The trailer (after the jump) is an audio-visual mood number that doesn’t really give away anything about the movie, but sets exactly the right tone. It takes full advantage of Mulligan’s smoldering rendition of New York, (read…)

Disney has rolled out the first full-length trailer for Pixar’s next film, Brave. Here’s to 100% more Scots and 100% less Mater. Brave opens June 22, 2012. via: Apple

Am I the last one to know one of the dueling Snow White movies was going to be a comedy? Well, it turns out Tarsem Singh’s Mirror Mirror starring Julia Roberts most definitely is. Whether not it’s funny remains to be seen, but I have to admit I found the tone appealing and it’s not (read…)

From Apple, it’s the trailer for Being Flynn. I have to admit, I’ve been pretty dismissive the last few years of the stuff Robert De Niro has been doing, but I have to admit this looks promising. Here’s the official synopsis: “Academy Award-nominated writer-director Paul Weitz (ABOUT A BOY) turns his hand to this moving (read…)

The first teaser trailer for one of two upcoming live-action Snow White adaptations is surprisingly un-terrible. Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth star.

Apple has the trailer for the upcoming documentary Corman’s World about legendary cult film director Roger Corman who mentored many filmmakers including Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Peter Bogdanovich, Jonathan Demme, James Cameron, Curtis Hanson and John Sayles while also giving feature film starts to actors like Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda and Robert (read…)

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