We’re approaching that point in the ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ marketing campaign where it can start to feel like we’ve already seen every big stunt and setpiece in the film before the movie’s even opened. But the new ‘Avengers’ trailer reveals yet another amazingly cool beat that’s never been seen before: Chris Evans’ Captain America loses his shield in battle with James Spader’s Ultron, so Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow snatches it while trailing the fight on a motorcycle, then slides under a semi-truck Fast & Furious-style and tosses it up to Cap so he can continue the battle. Awesome awesome awesome. (Marvel’s going to try to use that as a pull-quote on the poster, aren’t they?)
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WonderCon attendees got a special treat last night at the Blumhouse presentation, as the studio unleashed the first teaser trailer for Sinister 2. Just yesterday, we gave you a sneak peek at the return of the creepy Bughuul with the first images from the upcoming sequel. But you don’t have to be at WonderCon to check out this teaser, which packs some solid chills in its short run time.
Our first legitimate look at the Fantastic Four reboot didn’t really help to clarify much about Josh Trank’s upcoming film, nor did it offer much in the way of hero shots to give us a taste of the characters once they’ve been fully transformed. This new international trailer is a bit better and continues to show off Trank’s darker approach to the material, plus it includes a shot of Sue Storm flying. Did you know Sue Storm could fly?
This July marks the fourth anniversary of the tragic, untimely death of British soul singer Amy Winehouse, who passed away at the young age of 27. Winehouse’s music was powerful and raw, and although her struggles with addiction were highly publicized, there was something so beautifully relatable about how incredibly human she was, even in front of all those (often intrusive) cameras. To help celebrate the life of Amy Winehouse comes the trailer for Amy, from the director of the acclaimed documentary Senna.
While James Wan was off making Furious 7, writer and collaborator Leigh Whannell was working on his directorial debut: Insidious Chapter 3, a prequel which promises to reveal the origins of the franchise’s spooky ghosts by taking us all back into the Further for another terrifying go-round. The final (and international) trailer for the film has landed online, offering an extended look at the latest installment in this chilling franchise.
They’re two of the most famous words in the history of the horror genre, spoken by Heather O’Rourke in the original Poltergeist from 1982. That version was directed by Tobe Hooper and produced (and, if you believe the urban legends, ghost-directed, no pun intended) by Steven Spielberg, and starred Craig T. Nelson and JoBeth Williams as the parents of a family whose lovely suburban home is haunted by malevolent spirits. This trailer is for the new remake, which is directed by Gil Kenan, the fine filmmaker behind the animated children’s horror film Monster House. This time, the parents are Sam Rockwell and Rosemarie DeWitt, and Mad Men’s Jared Harris plays the ghost expert who helps rid them of their spectral problem.
If you’re a fan of Joshua Oppenheimer’s Oscar-nominated, critically-acclaimed documentary The Act of Killing, then this new trailer will definitely interest you. The Look of Silence is a follow-up/companion piece to last year’s deeply affecting film, in which Oppenheimer flips the script and focuses on the son of a victim of the mass Indonesian genocide, taking a stirring tactic to allowing the man to confront those who were involved in his father’s murder.
Like many actors before him, Joel Edgerton is adding “director” to his resume. First up: The Gift, a psychological thriller produced by horror heavyweights Blumhouse Productions, starring Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall as a nice, normal couple living a nice life in their nice new house (so nice!), until an old high school classmate gets a little too attached.
The new Straight Outta Compton trailer is here and it doesn’t look like what you’d expect. If you went back in time a few decades and told the members of highly controversial hip hop group N.W.A. that they would one day be the subject of a glossy, mainstream biopic, they would probably wouldn’t believe you. But here we are: the “world’s most dangerous group” has its own Hollywood movie now.
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.