Edgar Wright’s BABY DRIVER Delivers One Thrill Ride of a Trailer

Baby Driver Trailer

Edgar Wright’s latest feature, ‘Baby Driver’, races out of SXSW with a whimsical action-packed trailer Continue reading

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The Stars Align in the HAIL, CAESAR! Teaser Trailer [100 Screenshots]

With the first Hail, Caesar! teaser trailer officially released, the award-winning Coen brothers are officially back. Joel and Ethan Coen have kept audiences entertained as credited screenwriters for both Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken and Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies, and now the writer-directors are tackling 1950’s Hollywood. All the glitz and the glam is there, with each shot featuring dazzling costumes, bright sets, and the promise of some incredible song and dance numbers.

After Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) has a brief conversation in a confessional, the Hail, Caesar! teaser takes flight. The music is loud, the cinematography is bright, and every scene oozes with one big name star after another. From Frances McDormand (Fargo; Burn After Reading), who is no stranger to working with the Coens, to Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer; Only Lovers Left Alive) and Ralph Fiennes (The Grand Budapest Hotel; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), I’m completely geeking over how much talent is in this film. Even the 21 Jump Street duo Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill pop up. The trailer is cheeky, fun, and nostalgic for the uproarious movies of the ’50s.

The short teaser ends with the question, “Wondering what’s going on?” posed by one of the smoking men presumably holding Baird Whitlock (George Clooney). Is this man part of “The Future”? Who or what is “The Future”? Based on what I’ve seen in this tease, Hail, Caesar! is either going to be a true delight or a flop for biting off more than it can chew. How will it carry the plot without getting too swept up in its own fabulousness and wit? Plus, with a cast this lavishly star-studded, will we get true character development or become lost trying to keep up? The Coen Brothers are expert storytellers and have an impressive number of successful films under their belt – see A Serious Man, The Big Lebowski, and No Country for Old Men. Let’s hope this one is no different.

Another note of interest is the release date. If it’s critically successful, and I really think it could be, it would have Oscars written all over it. However, the brothers Coen have elected to surpass the awards season hoopla with a February release, meaning Hail, Caesar! would only be eligible for the Academy Awards in 2017. If the film truly delivers, it could have a year like The Grand Budapest Hotel, whose critical momentum carried it from March all the way to the Oscars – a rare feat. But as far as awards go, the Coen brothers, like the honey badger, don’t care.

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Here’s the official plot synopsis for Hail, Caesar! courtesy of Sony Pictures:

Hail, Caesar! follows a single day in the life of a studio fixer who is presented with plenty of problems to fix.

Directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, Hail, Caesar! stars Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Channing Tatum. The movie is set to hit theaters on February 5, 2016.


Source: Sony Pictures

‘Shaun of the Dead’ Stage Show Approved by Simon Pegg

Shaun of the Dead Stage Show

Shaun of the Dead has long been a cult classic for horror and comedy audiences alike. With an unusual take on the zombie epidemic, grounded characters, and clever dialogue, the films has amassed a legion of fans over the last 10 years. It’s popularity has grown so much that a Shaun of the Dead stage show which will hit the United Kingdom starting this April. And best of all, it has writer and star Simon Pegg’s approval. Learn more after the break. Continue reading

Hope is Everything in ‘The Theory of Everything’ Trailer [123 Screenshots]

The Theory of Everything Movie Screenshot Felicity Jones Eddie Redmayne Stephen Jane Hawking Weddnig 3

Focus Features is bringing out the big guns with the official, full-length trailer for The Theory of Everything. With its debut in theaters on November 7, the Stephen Hawking biopic will surely bring buzz come time for awards season. With that said, see for yourself why Eddie Redmayne, who plays Hawking, may very well be at the top of your Oscar ballet this year. Watch the trailer after the jump. Continue reading

Seven Character Posters from ‘Les Misérables’ Lack Creativity

Les Misérables Movie Character Posters

We’re less than two weeks away until the inevitable movie adaptation debut of Les Misérables, which also means we are less than two weeks away until Christmas – scary, isn’t it? As the date quickly approaches, the buzz for Les Mis has also increased, but will that be strong enough to bring in non-musical fans? Check out seven character posters from Les Misérables after the break. Continue reading

Experience the International Trailer for ‘Les Misérables’

Les Miserables International Trailer

Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Grease, West Side Story, Hairspray, and many more have all come center stage as successful film adaptations, but now Les Misérables steps into the spotlight to shake up awards season. Based on this trailer alone, if I were a betting man, I would reckon to guess that Les Misérables will be thrown all the Oscars. Continue reading