When Atomic Blonde premiered at SXSW back in March, one of the recurring complaints, even from those who enjoyed the film, was that Charlize Theron’s cool Cold War spy thriller could’ve benefited from a female director. It looks like we won’t have to wait very long to see that theory put to the test, as Blake Lively has signed on to headline a female-led spy franchise from the producers behind the James Bond series and the director of The Handmaid’s Tale.
Against a dark and cloudy sky, a girl races towards the ocean. A drunk young man follows close behind. “Where are we going?” he groans. “Swimming!” she replies. The drunk boy stumbles and falls; only the girl makes it to the water, which shimmers in the moonlight like a sea of liquid jewels. She dives in. All is calm and perfect. The girl will never return to dry land.
Final trailers are typically the most revelatory and tend to show a little too much, whether it’s the action or the humor or the goriest shots and jump scares. But Sony’s final trailer for The Shallows takes a very different and more effective approach, teasing out just enough from the Blake Lively vs. a Shark thriller to keep us seriously invested in whatever the hell happens to her next. Clearly, she’s going to outwit this shark. This trailer makes us want to see how she does it.
Man, sharks suck. Blake Lively’s Nancy is just trying to catch a few waves off a secluded beach her mom told her about. But a big fish bites a chunk out of her leg, complicating the whole ‘Blue Crush’ vibe.
It was just a week ago that the first rumblings of Cannes rumors began to swirl in advance of the prestigious film festival’s official programming announcement in April. As eager film fanatics slumbered with visions of new pictures from Nicolas Winding Refn and Derek Cianfrance dancing in their heads, the Cannes board continued working to assemble a treasure trove of new cinematic offerings for 20
Surprise! Jaume Collet-Serra has a new movie that doesn’t star Liam Neeson! Unless maybe he plays the shark? The first trailer for The Shallows teases a much smaller thriller from the director of Neeson flicks Non-Stop and Run All Night, and although this is a much more simple film, Collet-Serra’s latest already looks more thrilling and intense than his recent efforts.
A little over a month ago we saw the first trailer for The Age of Adaline, the new romantic drama that, at first glance, seems like it could be a bit schmaltzy. But with a great cast and the skills of director Lee Toland Krieger (Celeste and Jesse Forever), The Age of Adaline looks like it could be rather surprising. A new trailer for the film has been released, further highlighting the solemn beauty of both Blake Lively and the film itself.
At first glance, there's something a little "female version of 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'" about this trailer for 'The Age of Adaline'—the film has a fantastical, darkly whimsical quality to its tale of a woman (Blake Lively) who doesn't age due to a freakish accident. Depending on your perspective, that might be a blessing or a curse, and given our cultural preoccupations with beauty and youth, 'The Age of Adaline' looks to explore the beauty in aging itself.
Oliver Stone's 'Savages' hits theaters next month, and amid the appeal of bigger summer blockbusters, what does this film have to offer? The answer is simple: Taylor Kitsch, lots of marijuana, and guns.