Category: Roundup

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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Christine Returns in New John Carpenter Directed Music Video

John Carpenter has returned to filmmaking! Well, sorta. The John Carpenter compilation album, John Caprtenter Anthology: Movie Themes 1974-1998, is being released by Sacred Bones in October. To commemorate the occasion John Carpenter directed a music video this his Christine theme. This marks the master of horror’s first narrative film work since 2010’s The Ward. While it may only a little over four minutes, it’s a wonderful treat, and enough to make us clamor for more Carpenter content.   Hopefully there will be more Carpenter music videos for some of his classic themes still to come! You can pre-order the...

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Unlock the Trailer for Insidious: The Last Key

Here’s the first trailer for Adam Robitel’s (concluding?) chapter of the Indisidious franchsie, Insidious: The Last Key. Admittedly, I’ve fallen a bit behind on the Insidious franchise, having missed the third entry, but I’m a big fan of the first two. But after this trailer, I’m ready to catch up and prepare myself for Adam Robitel’s entry. Robitel, who we interviewed a couple years ago took horror audiences by surprise with The Taking of Deborah Logan. We’ve been eagerly anticipating his next feature, and The Last Key looks like it’ll make good on the long wait. It’s kind of...

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First Trailer for Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird Promises Sharp Coming of Age Woes

Here’s the first trailer Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut, Lady Bird. If you’re a fan of and familar with Greta Gerwig’s work (which we are!) it’s clear that Lady Bird is very much sticking to her dependable, witty, and optimisitc voice. Saoirse Ronan seems in many ways to be a take on the kind of character we’ve seen Gerwig play before, but we believe that her casting and specific ability to emote will give the film a different, and more youthful perspective than films like Frances Ha or Mistress America. There have been a string of really great, female-driven...

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Mudbound Trailer Points to Netflix Joining the Oscar Race

Here’s the first trailer for Dee Rees’ sweeping period epic, Mudbound. The film tells the story of two men, one black and one white, who return to Mississipii after WWII and must adjust to the rampant racism and changing face of the America south. With a cast including Jason Mitchell, Garrett Hedlund, Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Mary J. Blige, Kelvin Harrison Jr, and Jonathan Banks, Mudbound may feature the most stacked cast  a Netflix Original film has had. Dee Rees, who garned attention and critical acclaim for her films Bessie and Pariah, is sure to be a name that...

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Become Bound to the Trailer for Gerald’s Game

  Just in time for Stephen King month, here’s the trailer for Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Gerald’s Game! Gerald’s Game has long been considered one of King’s most difficult works in terms of adaptation. But if anyone can handle it it’s the team of Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard, who have managed to shock and surprise us with their collaborations on Oculus, Before I Wake, and Ouija: Origin of Evil. We’re confident that by the end of September, Gerald’s Game will join IT as one of the best Stephen King adaptations. Gerald’s Game will be available on Netflix on...

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Game of Thrones Season Seven Had Epic Moments but Played it Safe

The final season of Game of Thrones likely won’t arrive until 2019. So how did the show leave us for that long wait? Crucially, with the cliffhanger that the White Walkers have breached the wall and are heading south as Daenerys brings her armies up north to fight them back. Cersei is pregnant and has sent her brother away. Tyrion is acting strangely. The Stark sisters have made peace over the dead body of Littlefinger. Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen have consummated their season long courtship. And also, she’s his aunt. All in all, the popular reaction to season seven...

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Colin Trevorrow Is Out of the Episode IX Director’s Chair; Here’s Who We’d Like to See Take Over

Earlier today, it was reported that Colin Trevorrow would no longer be directing Star Wars: Episode IX. As is the case with just about any Star Wars development, the announcement has set the internet abuzz. At least for a few news cycles, we can expect plenty to come out in the next few days in terms of speculation and rumors regarding the franchise, the studio, and everyone involved. We here at AE, however, want to put on our optimistic blinders and keep things hopeful. In spite of his most recent critical and commercial flop The Book of Henry, Trevorrow...

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Explore the World Before 2049 in the First of Three Blade Runner Shorts

Like Alien: Covenant, and Prometheus before it, the latest Ridley Scott production is releasing short film prequels, this time via Collider, that tie into the film. Setting up Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049, this short titled Nexus: 2036, gives us some hints at the state of the world in the film. Directed by Luke Scott, the short introduces us to Jared Leto’s Niander Wallace, who appears to be one of the film’s central threats. The short may also suggest, albeit subtley, further ties between the Blade Runner and Alien franchises, which is something Scott introduced in the  in the...

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer Trailer Promises Crippling Horror

Eventually, we may run out of great things to say about A24. Today, however, we’re gushing about the trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos’ horror film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Lanthimos’ who thrilled and challenged us with The Lobster, looks like he’s venturing into even darker territory as he reteams with Colin Farrell for tale of a surgeon who’s relationship with a dysfunctional family has horrific results. Every shot in this trailer is a thing of exquisite framing and Raffey Cassidy’s cover of Ellie Goulding’s shifts from innocence to eerieness as the trailer progresses. Whatever mysteries lie at the...

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Tangerine’s Sean Baker Returns with Stunning Trailer for The Florida Project

It’s A24’s world and we’re just living in it. Sean Baker crafted an empathetic look at the life of a transgender working girl in Tangerine, and now he moves from L.A. to Florida with another look at America’s often underseen and disenfranchised. Awash in pastel colors, golden sunsets, and characters we’re already falling in love with, there’s little doubt that The Florida Project will be one of the year’s best films. The Florida Project will be released on October 6th. Featured Image:...

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