You may recall a horror film from 2007 called ‘Teeth,’ about a teen girl coping with the discovery that she’s been afflicted with the fabled Vagina Dentata. The director of that film, Mitchell Lichtenstein (yes, the son of famous pop artist Roy Lichtenstein) has returned with a new horror film, and this one looks way more atmospheric, but still appears to deal with sexual and gender politics, much like ‘Teeth.’ Bonus: it stars Jena Malone, who most recently appeared in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ and ‘Inherent Vice.’
Here’s what you need to know about ‘The Salvation’: it features ‘Hannibal’ star Mads Mikkelsen and Eternal Queen of Darkness Eva Green, and it’s a gritty and bloody revenge-filled Western that takes place in the 19th century…which sounds absolutely amazing. The first U.S. trailer has arrived for the upcoming film, and it definitely promises a whole lot of dusty outlaw violence.
Following her role in Cary Fukunaga’s gorgeous and haunting adaptation of ‘Jane Eyre,’ Mia Wasikowska is at it again with another adaptation of a literary classic—this time, it’s ‘Madame Bovary,’ which boasts a lovely cast and even lovelier scenery, with Wasikowska playing the titular role of a woman who quickly discovers that she’s married a total Debbie Downer. So what does Mme. Bovary do? Have some affairs with some handsome fellas, of course.
‘Insurgent’ is getting a Super Bowl trailer, but if you're watching the Super Bowl this year, you might miss it. Wait, what? Looking to save a few bucks on commercial time (NBC was charging $4.5 million for a 30-second spot), Lionsgate/Summit will instead run this new ‘Insurgent’ trailer during the Super Bowl pre-game show. And, ok, that makes sense! Only problem is that the Super Bowl pre-game show is 6 hours long. So, to save you the Herculean effort of sitting through that entire production, we have the ‘Insurgent’ Super Bowl trailer for you right now!
So that clears that up: You absolutely can drench Mark Wahlberg in semen in a trailer approved for all audiences. And you can also throw a Cookie Crisp into a man’s butt crack. Thanks for maintaining your consistently high standards, MPAA!
The ‘Child 44’ trailer confirms something that has been a long time coming: 2015 is going to be the year of Tom Hardy. Sure, he’s been steadily rising through the ranks of Hollywood stardom for nearly a decade now, but he has five films coming out within the next 12 months, playing everything from post-apocalyptic action heroes to 19th century American cowboys. In the case of ‘Child 44,’ he’s taking on the role of a military police officer in the Soviet Union during the 1950s who finds himself embroiled in the hunt for a prolific child murderer.
“From the studio that brought you ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’!” No, not Marvel; Fox.
My favorite line in this trailer for ‘She’s Funny That Way,’ the new film by Peter Bogdanovich (and his first in eight years), is “This is all very confusing.” Because it is! It took me two viewings to start to pin it all down. So Owen Wilson plays a theater director, who hires a prostitute (Imogen Poots). She only, uh, “escorts” to pay the bills while she tries to make it as an actress, and then she’s hired to star in Wilson’s new play. And then Will Forte (who, according to Wikipedia, is the play’s writer) falls for Poots, and then Kathryn Hahn is involved as well (Wikipedia, which is never wrong, says she plays Wilson’s wife). So everyone is either working with or sleeping with everyone else. Shenanigans!
Sir Anthony Hopkins is known best by many for his portrayal of classy sociopath Hannibal Lecter—and it’s that sort of sophisticated, unnerving character that Hopkins has made a staple of his career-diet. So it’s not really surprising to see him playing yet another aristocratic, maybe-a-little-unhinged type in the trailer for ‘Kidnapping Mr. Heineken.’ But why complain? He’s just too damn good at it.
Not long ago we brought you the trailer for ‘Cymbeline,’ the upcoming dark ‘n gritty contemporary take on the William Shakespeare play of the same name—well, not anymore. ‘Cymbeline’ has been given the new title ‘Anarchy,’ which doesn’t really scream “Shakespeare,” though it does sound like a pretty cool title if you’re living on the edge in high school in 1996.