Up until the first teaser trailer was released last month, we weren’t quite sure what to expect from Josh Trank’s upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. The director previously revealed that his new film was inspired in part by the works of David Cronenberg, which is certainly intriguing. Aside from that first peek, we’ve been mostly in the dark about the reboot, which hits theaters in just six months. Today brings a quartet of new images from the film featuring the four main heroes, and oh, we see what they did there.
Summit has released a new TV spot for ‘Insurgent,’ and due to its brief runtime, this thing really crams in as much action, money shots, and suspense as possible. Shailene Woodley’s Tris is back, still fighting the good fight in her dystopian future society along with pals Ansel Elgort, Theo James, and Miles Teller. We’ve also got a new gallery of photos from the film, featuring some glamour shots of characters both old and new.
“From the studio that brought you ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’!” No, not Marvel; Fox.
After being nominated for two Academy Awards, Jonah Hill could do just about anything. As it turns out, what he plans to do next is star in ‘Arms and the Dudes,’ the new film from ‘Hangover’ director Todd Phillips, based on the true crime story of a couple of stoner guys who get in over their heads and wind up becoming arms dealers. Who will play the role of the other stoner guy? ‘Whiplash’ star Miles Teller is in talks to star opposite Hill, which would make for quite the talented pairing.
Damien Chazelle’s film, ‘Whiplash’—the story of a future jazz prodigy (Miles Teller) and his manipulative, sadistic conductor (J.K. Simmons, who seems to be the odds-on favorite to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor) has had quite the journey this year. It premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival and wound up taking home the top prize. After, it steadily built momentum from word of mouth on the festival circuit and now, having been in release for two months, it still seems to be operating on a word of mouth system. (I still get text messages from friends back in the Midwest asking, “Should I see ‘Whiplash’? I keep hearing it’s good.”)
Rising star Miles Teller has already gotten a lot of attention for his next role: starring in the jazzy thriller 'Whiplash' as a young drummer (of the jazz variety) who finds himself pushed to the breaking point by a somewhat crazy (and definitely offensive) teacher, played by J.K. Simmons. The film is pretty heavy on the music, and within minutes, it's obvious that Teller couldn't have faked the musical side of his performance. Like, at all.
Miles Teller has a movie he's very proud of this year. That movie is 'Whiplash,' a movie about the dysfunctional relationship between a jazz drummer and his demented teacher. He says of all the training he put into the film, "It was, by far, the hardest thing I’ve ever done." Miles Teller also has a movie he's not very proud of. That movie is the young adult hit 'Divergent,' which Teller says left him feeling "dead inside."
This was my second time watching with ‘Whiplash,’ Damien Chazelle’s film about basically two sociopaths and their terrible relationship. One of these sociopaths (I’m exaggerating a little, but not by much) is played by Miles Teller as an up-and-coming jazz drummer trying to make it at the best school in the country. The other is played by J.K. Simmons, his jazz instructor. Both of these people are assholes. Both of these people hate each other. Both of these people kind of need each other, but in the process, both do awful, awful things to each other. There’s no real reconciliation for these two. ‘Whiplash’ will never have these two characters put apart their differences and form a friendship. The dynamic between these two assholes is just what makes ‘Whiplash’ so incredible to watch.
While Miles Teller keeps gaining traction post-'The Spectacular Now' with films like 'Whiplash' and the upcoming 'Fantastic Four,' the 'Two Night Stand' trailer reminds us how much he loves those guy-humor-filled rom-coms. Remember 'That Awkward Moment'? Well, you'll see elements of that in here.
One of the films to gain a lot of buzz at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year was 'Whiplash,' an intense indie drama starring Miles Teller as a young man pursuing a career as a jazz drummer. And if that doesn't sound like it would be very riveting, let this first trailer persuade you.