Since the presidential election, many critics have been quick to point out that not every film released should be viewed as a response to Trump’s presidency. Movies spend far too much time in production for any 2017 to really have a chance to incorporate the current political climate into its message. What is acceptable — and perhaps even necessary — is to acknowledge when new releases feel like the product of a bygone era. Sometimes, Hollywood is unprepared for large cultural shifts, and that means movies that would have been fine even a year ago sit wrong with most audiences.
Remember how there’s going to be another xXx movie? Remember how the trailer has Vin Diesel skiing through a jungle? Remember how it’s going to be awesome? Well, in case you forgot it was happening, Paramount released a dozen new character posters for xXx: Return of Xander Cage’s ridiculously large cast.
In one scene in Daniel Ragussis’ feature film debut, Imperium, Daniel Radcliffe sports a shaved head, a white power T-shirt, throws up the Nazi salute and spews racial slurs at his African-American colleague. Radcliffe is genuinely terrifying and convincing as a white supremacist, a far cry from playing the world’s most famous wizard, and it’s one of his best performances yet.
Trick ‘r Treat director Michael Dougherty is back with another fun holiday horror outing, this time delivering a Christmastime tale of terror with Krampus. It’s been eight years since Dougherty’s last movie, and Christmas-themed horror flicks don’t come around too often, making Krampus a pretty exciting prospect. But what is this “Krampus,” exactly? A new featurette is here to help you get better acquainted with the fabled demon before he arrives to wreak blood havoc this holiday season.
Either this trailer for Miss You Already isn’t very good, or this movie is a bit worrisome. With Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette playing best pals in a drama about friendship, life, love and death (with bonus co-stars Dominic Cooper and Paddy Considine), what could be bad about it? If we take one message from this trailer it’s that we should retain our optimism when things don’t seem so great.
We've got a brand new trailer for 'The Boxtrolls,' the new film from Laika, the animation studio that brought us the dark and quirky hits 'ParaNorman' and 'Coraline,' and this one looks jut as insanely inventive and totally cute. Who knew trolls could be so adorable?
All week long we've seen the axes fall and numerous series granted surprising renewals, and at long last CBS has chimed in with their major alterations for the year to come. Not only has Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams' 'The Crazy Ones' suffered a surprising cancellation, but so too has 'LOST' castaway Josh Holloway's 'Intelligence,' the 'Bad Teacher' adaptation and a number of other CBS series.
'The Way, Way Back' premiered at Sundance and will be released by Fox Searchlight later this year. That's been a winning proposition for many films, including 'Juno,' '(500) Days of Summer' and 'Little Miss Sunshine,' which this most resembled. Or maybe it comes across that way because both star Steve Carell. Now there's a trailer for the film.
LAIKA, the studio that brought us the Oscar-nominated animated feature 'ParaNorman,' is reuniting with Focus Features for a new animated project called 'The Boxtrolls' and it sounds too cute. Are these guys the new Pixar?
Though Alexander Payne dismissed much of their original script, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash (aka Dean Pelton from 'Community') are Academy award winners. And so their next project lets them direct, and for their feature film debut 'The Way, Way Back' they plan on reteaming 'Little Miss Sunshine' stars Steve Carell and Toni Collette.