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Sunday, July 31, 2016

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Watch: Full Trailer for Melodramatic 'The Love Witch' Horror Comedy

2 days ago
"She loved men… to death." Oscilloscope has released an official trailer (that's NSFW) for a horror comedy called The Love Witch, written & directed by Anna Biller. The film is a tribute to 1960s pulp novels and Technicolor melodramas, which is why it looks the way it does, and is about a contemporary witch who uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her. But after she ends up sleeping with them, they all end up dead, which is not what she was hoping for but can't really control. Samantha Robinson stars as Elaine, with a ... by Alex Billington

Meet the 2016 Winners of the Jameson First Shot Filmmaking Contest

2 days ago
There are filmmaking contests, then there are real filmmaking contests. This is one of the best, a real chance to break into the industry and work with genuine talent. The top three winners of the fifth year of Jameson First Shot international short film competition supported by Jameson Irish Whiskey, Kevin Spacey and Trigger Street Productions, will be featured at an event this weekend in Los Angeles - called The Weekender. This year's three winners are: Cameron Thrower (from the US), Kat Wood (from the UK), and Jason Perini (from Australia). After submitting their original scripts, these three filmmakers were ... by Alex Billington

Review: 'Jason Bourne' Returns Without Creativity, Excitement or Cool

2 days ago
At least Matt Damon is back, right? That may be a common sentiment from anyone who followed along with the Bourne franchise. The first trilogy of films – The Bourne Identity, Supremacy, and Ultimatum – make up an impressively intense series of espionage thrillers with Damon's eponymous character riding high in the lead seat. With The Bourne Legacy, Damon chose not to return, Jeremy Renner took his place, and the stale, lackluster adventure that time around made it seem like the franchise's shining moments were long behind it. It's now 14 years since the initial entry, and though Jason Bourne sees ... by Jeremy Kirk

New US Trailer for Park Chan-wook's Sensual Film 'The Handmaiden'

2 days ago
Magnolia Pictures & Amazon Studios have unveiled the official US trailer for Park Chan-wook's latest film, The Handmaiden, a sensual crime thriller in Korea. The story is actually based on Sarah Waters' novel, titled Fingersmith, which is set in Victorian Era Britain, however Park Chan-wook decided to tell his version in Korea instead. Kim Min-hee stars as Lady Hideko, Ha Jung-woo as the conman who calls himself the Count, and Kim Tae-ri stars as the maid Sookee. It's a twisted tale of sex and crime, about a Korean maid hired to work for a Japanese heiress, but seduces her and ... by Alex Billington

Watch: New 2016 Trailer for Ensemble Heist Comedy 'Masterminds'

2 days ago
"How hard can it be? You load up a truck, and you drive away." Relativity has debuted a new 2016 trailer for the comedy Masterminds, from the director of Napoleon Dynamite - Jared Hess. Most will remember hearing about this before, as it was originally scheduled to be released last year, and we even ran two trailers for it (which were removed) before Relativity pulled it from the schedule. It's now set to open in theaters this fall - though I'm not sure if any new marketing will help. Zach Galifianakis & Kristen Wiig star as a couple who plan ... by Alex Billington

Kids with Wings in Trailer for Young Adult Sci-Fi Film 'Maximum Ride'

3 days ago
"So what do we do?" "We fight!" Paramount has released a trailer for the young adult sci-fi adaptation titled Maximum Ride, directed by Jay Martin, about six orphan kids who are genetically cross-bred with avian DNA. This gives them the ability to fly, and they band together to figure out the "diabolical, scientific secrets of how they came to exist". Yep, it's as bad as it sounds. Starring Allie Marie Evans, Patrick Johnson, Lyliana Wray, Luke Gregory Crosby, Gavin Lewis, Tetona Jackson, Zayne Emory, Peter O'Brien & Carrie Wampler. As expected, this looks very cheesy and designed specifically for the ... by Alex Billington

New Trailer for Ron Howard's Doc 'The Beatles: Eight Days A Week'

3 days ago
"There's no switching off… You're on 24 hours a day." Studiocanal in the UK has debuted another new trailer for the Ron Howard documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week, including the subtitle The Touring Years. The documentary features stunning never-before-seen footage of the legendary band The Beatles touring all over the world during their most wild & famous years. We featured a trailer for this a few months ago, and the glimpse of footage in that was impressive to see, with even more in this latest trailer below. The film will follow the band from their early days of ... by Alex Billington

Official US Trailer for Christophe Gans' 'Beauty and the Beast' Film

3 days ago
"A beast, fulfill a woman like me?" Shout has premiered the official US trailer for the upcoming release of Christophe Gans' version of Beauty and the Beast, which was released in most of Europe back in 2014, but is just now arriving in the US. Disney is preparing its own live-action take on the classic story next year (see the first teaser trailer here), but this one is much more fantastical and gothic in its approach. French actress Léa Seydoux stars as Belle, and Vincent Cassel plays the Beast, in this very French take on the classic story. The cast ... by Alex Billington

Watch: Matt Damon in First Trailer for Zhang Yimou's 'The Great Wall'

3 days ago
"What were they trying to keep out?" Universal has debuted the first official trailer for Zhang Yimou's new movie The Great Wall, produced by Legendary Pictures in China as one of the most expensive movies ever made in China. It's about the various mysteries of the construction of the Great Wall of China, and features an international cast lead by Matt Damon. Also featuring Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe, Andy Lau, Tian Jing, Eddie Peng, Numan Acar, Han Lu, Kenny Lin and Zhang Hanyu. As also expected with Zhang Yimou, this is visually astounding with some epic shots of the construction ... by Alex Billington

Must Watch: First Trailer for Mel Gibson's WWII Film 'Hacksaw Ridge'

3 days ago
"While everybody is taking life, I'm going to be saving it." Lionsgate has debuted the first trailer for the latest film directed by Mel Gibson, a World War II drama called Hacksaw Ridge, about pacifist medic Desmond T. Doss played by Andrew Garfield. Doss was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Harry S. Truman for single-handedly saving the lives of over 75 of his comrades while under constant enemy fire during the brutal Battle of Okinawa. I'm a sucker for WWII films, and this is a helluva story. The ensemble cast includes Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Luke ... by Alex Billington

Second Trailer for 'The Accountant' with Ben Affleck & Anna Kendrick

3 days ago
"If you do down this road, you can't go back." WB has debuted the second trailer for The Accountant, directed by Gavin O'Connor, starring Ben Affleck as a gifted mathematician who becomes an accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. The first trailer was fairly tame, introducing Affleck as Christian Wolff, but this new trailer is all about the suspense and the guns and the danger. With the government suddenly onto him, Wolffe tries to take on legitimate work and meets a young clerk, played by Anna Kendrick, who helps him uncook their books. The cast includes ... by Alex Billington

First Trailer for Andrew Ahn's Korean-American Indie Film 'Spa Night'

4 days ago
"I thought I could do better for you. I thought I could do more." Strand Releasing has debuted the official trailer for Andrew Ahn's film Spa Night, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Joe Seo plays David Cho, an 18-year-old Korean-American living with his family in Los Angeles who takes a job at a Korean spa to help make money for his family. There he discovers the seedy side of the spa, and struggles with his own sexuality and identity in a vibrant, poetic coming-of-age story. The full cast includes Haerry Kim, Youn Ho Cho, Tae ... by Alex Billington

Watch: 'The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere' Short Doc on a Horse

4 days ago
Never give up! This is one of those short film discoveries that makes you smile and feel so happy you want to grab the nearest person and tell them to watch it with you. The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere is an ESPN 30 for 30 short documentary made by Mickey Duzyj profiling a Japanese racehorse named Haru Urara. This horse is special because she kept losing, she lost over 100 races in a row, and yet was turned into a national superstar. The doc explains that Haru Urara became a symbol of hope, of "never giving up", for the ... by Alex Billington

Watch: Official Trailer for Meg Ryan's Directorial Debut Titled 'Ithaca'

4 days ago
"There will always be pain in this world, Homer, and a good man will seek to take the pain out of things." Momentum Pictures has debuted the first official trailer for the film Ithaca, the feature directorial debut of actress Meg Ryan, who also stars in this. Based on William Saroyan's novel titled The Human Comedy, the story is about a bike messenger, played by Alex Neustaedter, who delivers letters during World War II in the 1940s. One letter in particular, however, will change him forever. The full cast includes Sam Shepard, Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Hamish Linklater, Jack Quaid, ... by Alex Billington

James McAvoy in First Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's Thriller 'Split'

4 days ago
"He knows what you're here for. He listens to me…" Shyamalan is back with another thriller. Universal has unveiled a trailer for Split, the latest film written & directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The psychological supernatural thriller stars James McAvoy as a man haunted by four different young women, each with a desire to steal his identity, hence the title. The cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy (from The Witch), Haley Lu Richardson, Kim Director, Jessica Sula, Sterling K. Brown, Betty Buckley and Brad William Henke. This looks very interesting, unlike any kind of psychological thriller we've seen before, and I think ... by Alex Billington

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