Category: Roundup

Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Find A Quiet Place in New Trailer

Here’s the first trailer for the John Krasinski directed horrror film, A Quiet Place. There’s a real challenge to the art of horror movies that can effetively use sound to generate the majority of their scares and tension. If this trailer is any indication, A Quiet Place is up to the challenge, and is going to provide quite the sensory ride. The decision to hide the supernatural element is a good marketing move, and certainly adds an desired element of mystery. I have a feeling that this could end up being the kind of movie so many of us...

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The Strangers Take Us Outside in Prey at Night Teaser

Here’s the first teaser for the sequel a decade in the making, The Strangers: Prey at Night! Johannes Roberts’ takes over from the prior entry’s director, Bryan Bertino, and looks to expand the Strangers reign of terror to open spaces. Bertino, who co-write the script, has been discussing sequel plans since the original’s release nearly 10 years ago, and while this sequel looks like a departure from some of the quiet eeriness and clausterphobia of the first one, it certainly has the potential to be equally effective, especially given Roberts’ talent for creating clever jump scares. We’re definitely keeping...

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Ryan Reynolds Channels Bob Ross in Deadpool 2 Teaser

The ‘merc with the mouth’ is back in the lastest teaser for Deadpool 2, which briefly offers our first look at actual footage from the film! There’s not much to be said about this, given how little footage from the movie is actually in the teaser, but the marketing team has it down to a science, which attributed to a large portion of the first movie’s success. From what we can see, Deadpool 2 is definitely cruising with a bigger budget and a slicker style, not doubt thanks to the film’s director David Leitch, who took over from Tim...

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Spielberg Takes on the White House in The Post Trailer

Here’s the first trailer for Steven Spielberg’s highly-anticipated awards contender, The Post. If Spotlight was any indication, awards voters love films about the press, and The Post could not be coming out at a more insturmental time. In our age of “fake news” and cover-ups coming straight from the White House, we could surely use more of Hanks and Streep’s earnest ability to convey honesty, and Spielberg’s human interest when it comes to the portryal of news media. We’re fully expecting this to be one of the most discussed films of the winter, and we couldn’t doubt Spielberg even...

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The Revolution Begins in New Black Panther Trailer

Here’s the latest trailer for Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther!   And here’s the new poster: Yo! So first off, this is looking to be a lot more visually imaginative than even the teaser suggested. The artists involved in this have really put in the work to give the technology of Wakanda its own flair. Additionally, the costume design and detail may be some of the very best Marvel Studios has put forth. While the story details are still tightly underwraps, we do get a much closer look at Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Kilmonger, who looks to T’Challa a run...

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Our Patience is Rewarded with New Trailer for The Last Jedi

Star Wars! And here’s the new poster! So this looks amazing! I don’t want to speculate too much, but it definitely looks like Rian Johnson is mixing up the traditional Star Wars story elements beyond the dark side and the light. Of course the major discussion around this film is what Luke Skywalker’s role will be. And while we can’t tell from the trailer what side of the force he’ll land on (though we do know what fear leads to), it’s clear that Mark Hamill has brought his A-game. Other key moments are a glimpse of Snoke in the...

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The Justice League Rise Above in New Trailer

Here’s the latest trailer for Zack Snyder’s Justice League! Hot damn! Justice League is really shaping up to be something spectacular. I got chills when Superman’s theme from Man of Steel started playing in Lois’s dream, and I couldn’t help but grin at the banter between the team. After all the reshoots, and rumors, and whatnot, it’s clear that Justice League remains very much a Zack Snyder film, as the official reports always suggested. The lighter tone was expected and promised before BvS, and this trailer delivers on that promise, while still showing the gravity and depth of consequence...

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Prepare for the Uprising in First Trailer for Pacific Rim Sequel

Here’s our first look at Steven S. DeKnight’s sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim, Pacific Rim: Uprising!     I had my doubts. Could you blame me? It’s no easy feat to follow in Guillermo del Toro’s footsteps, but DeKnight looks like he may acheive just that. Pacific Rim: Uprising looks like a complete blast! While it may lack some of Guillermo’s aesthetics, you can still see his influence heavily on this film. And Uprsing may offer an improvement by having what seems to be most of the film’s central battles in daylight to better showcase the kaiju....

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Prepare for the World of Blade Runner 2049 in the Third of Three Shorts

Following the release of Blade Runner: Nowhere to Run, Denis Villeneuve swtiches things up with the final short film installment leading to his film Blade Runner 2049. This time round he brought in famed anime director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop) for Blade Runner: Black Out 2022. Set just three years after the original film, Black Out explores the ramifications of a massive EMP detonation that sends the already dark world of Blade Runner into an even darker place. This really makes us want to see an Animatrix style release of different animated stories set within the Blade Runner universe. Blade Runner...

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Cross the Border to the Trailer for Alex Garland’s Annihilation

Here’s the first trailer for Alex Garland’s (Ex Machina) adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer’s Annihilation. VanderMeer’s novel, which we discussed last year, is one of the most haunting novels I’ve read in a long while. Centering on a group of women tasked with exploring ecological anomaly known as Area X, Annihilation is an existential sci-fi, horror journey that re-shapes these women’s knowledge of themselves and the world that surrounds them. With a cast consisting of Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tessa Thompson, Gina Rodriiguez, and Oscar Isaac, Annihilation will certainly be one of the most well-acted films to hit next...

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The Punisher is Out for Blood in First Trailer for the Netflix Series

Here’s the first full trailer for Marvel’s The Punisher! First off, this trailer gets major props for the use of Metallica’s “One.” And secondly, Jon Bernthal’s take on Frank Castle as a rage animal is really something to behold. The series, delving into government conspiracies and covert operations looks like it’ll pull significantly from Garth Ennis’ Punisher MAX run, which will certainly differenate its arc from the previous Punisher films. With Hannibal and Narcos Producer and writer, Steve Lightfoot as showrunner, there’s a high that The Punisher will be one of Marvel/Netflix’s best collaborations. Netfix is teasing out the...

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Go Deeper into the World Before Blade Runner 2049 in the Second of Three Shorts

Following the release of short film Nexus: 2036, Luke Scott brings us the second of three short Blade Runner stories, Nowhere to Run, which further expands the world of Blade Runner and sets up the events of Denis Villeneuve’s sequel. This short introduces us to Dave Bautista’s “rogue skin-job” Sapper, in the year 2048, and sets up the future confrontation between him and Ryan Gosling’s K. Blade Runner 2049 will be released on October 6th, 2017. Featured Image: Warner...

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Lara Croft’s Adventure Begins in Tomb Raider Trailer

Here’s our first look at Roar Uthaug’s (The Wave) Tomb Raider Reboot! While the trailer consists mostly of action beats, it does strike the right tone and look for Tomb Raider. Based on Square Enix’s rebooted game series, Tomb Raider looks like it’s going to draw heavily from the 2013 game’s action beats and set pieces, with a few surprises thrown in. Alicia Vikander is perfectly cast as Lara Croft, and hopefully the Oscar winner can set a new trend for video game movies. All signs point to Tomb Raider being a blast, and putting the action heroine back...

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Jennifer Lawrence is an Assassin in Red Sparrow Teaser

Jennifer Lawrence re-teams with Francis Lawrence for the espionage thriller, Red Sparrow, based on the novel by Jason Matthews. The teaser immediately draws to mind Marvel’s Black Widow, but if Marvel Studios won’t cash in on that idea, other studios will clearly make their own version, albeit R-rated. Francis Lawrence has always displayed a keen visual style, and the the cold world of espionage fits him well, while also providing Jennifer Lawrence an oppurtunity to tackle a specific kind of character, defined by tropes, and make it her own. While the teaser doesn’t give away too much in terms of...

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