The first teaser for The Connection was released a few weeks ago, and after watching Jean Dujardin smash a bad dude’s face into a pool table (charismatically, of course), we’ve been anxious to see even more. Today brings the first, full trailer for the upcoming film, which tells the French side of William Friedkin’s 1971 film The French Connection, itself based on the true story of the infamous French Connection drug trafficking ring.
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It’s probably not easy to convince people to attend their high school reunions without some incentive — who wants to relive the embarrassing, awkward hell of high school over the course of three to four hours? (This is why these events have booze.) In the trailer for The D Train, Jack Black heads up a high school reunion committee which is having a little trouble, until they realize one of their former classmates is a moderately successful actor. Problem solved?
Mad Max: Fury Road is like the blockbuster version of a Stefan sketch from Saturday Night Live: “Hollywood’s hottest movie is Mad Max: Fury Road! This movie has everything: Cars with spikes, motorcycles on stilts, albinos with crazy teeth masks, guitars that spit fire!” At least in this trailer (and pretty much all the film’s trailers), the whole thing just looks absolutely bananas, not so much post-apocalyptic as post-sanity.
This trailer for Masterminds, which teams Zach Galifianakis with Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess, claims it is “based on a true story.” And its Wikipedia page says basically the same thing; that this tale of blundering criminals is inspired by a 1997 robbery that took place in Charlotte North Carolina, where bandits stole over $17 million from the vault of an armored car company.
The spy comedy is a genre almost as venerated and beloved as the spy genre it mocks. There’s Our Man Flint, Casino Royale (the original Woody Allen one), Austin Powers, MacGruber, and now the simply titled Spy. It stars Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a desk-bound CIA officer who is sent out into the field for her first time after a fabulously well-dressed super-villain (Rose Byrne) learns the identities of every working CIA agent. Now the woman who’s always taken a backseat to her boss (Jude Law, the Bond to her Moneypenny) gets to step into the spotlight.
After careful consideration, and much consultation with my family and our spiritual advisor, I have decided to cancel my upcoming trip to Jurassic World. Sure, it looks great, and I’ve heard the breakfast buffet is a terrific value. But I just have this weird feeling that if I went there I would be eaten by a dinosaur. Don’t ask me why; just a hunch.
It’s finally here: the first teaser trailer for Spectre, the next installment in the James Bond franchise. After months of set photos and teases, we have our first legitimate look at the new 007 film, which promises to reveal some dark secrets Daniel Craig’s Bond has been hiding for years and years, as well as the shadowy figure that has something to do with it.
Throughout the marketing for Terminator Genisys, we haven’t really seen much (if at all) of J.K. Simmons, who appears to play a detective who helps Emilia Clarke’s Sarah Connor in the upcoming prequel-sequel-alternate timeline-something-or-other. That changes now with a new TV spot in which the recent Oscar-winner features prominently, also offering up some new footage from the film.
Remember that photo from a few months ago of a completely ripped Jake Gyllenhaal in a boxing movie? If you’ve wanted to see more from that movie, today brings us the official trailer for Southpaw, with Jake Gyllenhaal in a role like you've never seen him before.
As one of the biggest Arnold Schwarzenegger nerds on the planet, I might be biased about this (okay I am definitely biased about this) but I think Maggie looks like one of the most interesting movies of the year. It’s a horror drama about a father trying to protect his daughter after she’s infected with some kind of zombie virus. The daughter is Abigail Breslin; the father is Schwarzenegger. Admittedly I don’t see (or hear) much of a family resemblance, but the themes this story touches on — parental responsibilities, broken families, an aging hero fighting against an increasing sense of irrelevance — jive perfectly with the stuff Schwarzenegger continues to explore throughout the latter half of his career.