Spectre Teaser Trailer Starring Daniel Craig


Get your weekend off on the right foot with the mysterious first teaser trailer for the next James Bond film, right here and right now! It’s no secret that Spectre will re-introduce the criminal organization that has traditionally been headed up by Ernst Stavro Blofeld, but the context and circumstances surrounding that are still somewhat unknown. Now it appears that Bond may even have a personal connection to it. There isn’t a whole lot of action in this trailer (in fact, none at all) but we do get our first glimpse at Christoph Waltz in the film and what I assume is Bond’s new ride. Spectre hits theatres on Nov. 6th; check out the first teaser trailer after the jump and see if you can decipher any of the secrets it might hold.

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Dope Teaser Trailer: Rick Famuyiwa’s Sundance Hit


One of the most buzzed about films coming out of Sundance this year was a coming-of-age comedy called Dope. The movie was acquired by Open Road Films and Sony Pictures for $7 million so clearly they have high hopes for it, but the first teaser is one of the more strange and unique trailers I’ve seen in quite some time. The story revolves around three Los Angeles high school misfits who are into punk rock and ’90s hip-hop culture, but they find themselves in a bit of trouble when they get involved in a drug deal gone wrong. However, the trailer seems to be a a strange kaleidoscope of footage of the film mixed with 8-bit video games and social media. What does it all mean? Dope hits select theatres on June 19th; check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Alien Nation Reboot in the Works


When Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 hit theatres back in 2009, there were a lot of comparisons being made to Alien Nation, the ’80s sci-fi film and short-lived TV series about a world where alien refugees live alongside the human population on Earth. Now, five years later, Fox is finally initiating a big screen remake. The only question is, what took them so long? The original film was a buddy cop movie starring James Caan as a human police detective with Mandy Patinkin as his alien partner. It is unclear if the new movie will once again follow two police officers, but it seems safe to assume that the social commentary on racism will remain. Hit the jump for more details.

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Southpaw Trailer Starring Jake Gyllenhaal


With movies like Nightcrawler, Enemy, Prisoners and End of Watch, we’ve been seeing Jake Gyllenhaal take on some pretty interesting material over the past few years. However, it looks like his next film might be one of his most transformative roles to date. Southpaw finds Gyllenhaal playing a junior middleweight boxing champ named Billy “The Great” Hope who, after an accident threatens to take away everything in his life that he loves, is forced to work his way back to the top all over again.

The movie is directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) from a script written by Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy), and as you’d expect it looks pretty tough and gritty. However, despite being a boxing film, it looks like there is just as much (if not more) drama outside the ring as there is inside it. Southpaw co-stars Forest Whitaker, Rachel McAdams, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Naomie Harris and it hits theatres on July 31st. Check out the first trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Get Hard, Home, It Follows


Two comedy superstars team up this weekend for the first big comedy of the year, Get Hard, which should top the box office without too much trouble. Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart do have some competition from DreamWorks Animation, however; they are hoping that their latest film Home will make up for some of their recent disappointments. The indie horror flick It Follows also expands nationwide in the U.S. this weekend following a great turnout and strong buzz from a limited release. In select theatres, we also have Noah Baumbach’s latest film While We’re Young starring Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts, plus Serena starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence and the Cannes winner White God. What will you be watching this weekend?

Julia Louis-Dreyfus to Star in Force Majeure Remake

Julia Louis-Dreyfrus

No matter how much attention or acclaim a foreign film might get here in North America, the odds of it breaking through to mainstream audiences are still extremely slim. So I can understand why it makes sense to remake some of these movies if there is a chance they can attract more viewers with Hollywood actors on screen (and no subtitles). Still, it feels like many remakes of foreign films only end up playing to the same people who saw the original, and I wonder if that might be the case with the upcoming remake of Ruben Ostlund’s Force Majeure. Fox Searchlight is currently developing an English-language version of the dark comedy, and although the premise seems a little too subtle for the multiplex crowds, they do have a well-known actress already attached to star: Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

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NBC to Revive Coach Starring Craig T. Nelson


Out of all the unexpected TV revivals we’ve been seeing over the past couple of years, surely this has to be one of the most surprising. NBC has reportedly just made a deal to bring back the ’90s sitcom Coach to television for a new 13-episode season. What is perhaps even more surprising is that the show is being envisioned as a sequel as opposed to a reboot and that Craig T. Nelson will once again star. The original show, which ran for nine seasons on ABC, starred Craig T. Nelson as Hayden Fox, the head coach of a fictional college football team for Minnesota State University. The logline for the new series is as follows:

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Weekly Poll Results: Best Sean Penn Movie


Well if last week’s poll proved anything, it is that Sean Penn has had a pretty stellar acting career. Aside from the 22 movies provided as options, there were still several other write-in votes passionately being praised in the comments. In the end, it was Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River (the movie that earned Penn his first Oscar) that topped the poll with 18% of the votes. Carlito’s Way, The Thin Red Line, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High were all just separated by one vote for second, third and fourth place respectively, while Milk rounded out the top 5. Most of the other films received at least a couple of votes each with the exception of All the King’s Men, Taps and Before Night Falls, the trio of films that brought up the rear. Do you agree with these results?

1. Mystic River — 18%
2. Carlito’s Way — 12%
3. The Thin Red Line — 12%
4. Fast Times at Ridgemont High — 12%
5. Milk — 7%
6. The Tree of Life — 6%
7. 21 Grams — 6%
8. The Game — 5%
9. Dead Man Walking — 4%
10. U Turn — 3%
11. Sweet and Lowdown — 3%
11. I Am Sam — 3%
13. Colors — 2%
14. The Falcon and the Snowman — 2%
15. At Close Range — 1%
15. Gangster Squad — 1%
15. The Assassination of Richard Nixon — 1%
18. Hurlyburly — 1%
18. She’s So Lovely — 1%
20. All the King’s Men — 0%
20. Taps — 0%
20. Before Night Falls — 0%

New on Netflix: Bloodline, The Rover, Life Itself


Surprise, surprise… it’s yet another new Netflix Original Series as the first season of the family crime drama Bloodline debuts in all regions this week. Other big additions to Netflix Instant in the U.S. include the seventh season of Mad Men and the first season of Turn, plus the Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself, the Renny Harlin cult classic Deep Blue Sea and the third installment in the found footage horror anthology series V/H/S: Viral. In Canada, you can now watch David Michôd’s post-apocalyptic thriller The Rover, Steven Soderbergh’s pharmaceutical drama Side Effects and James Gray’s The Immigrant starring Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix. Will you be adding anything to your queue? Check out the full list of noteworthy additions after the jump.

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Superfast! Trailer: Friedberg and Seltzer Spoof Fast & Furious


Oh boy, they’re at it again! Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the visionary writer-director team behind such films as Epic Movie, Disaster Movie and Meet the Spartans, are back with their latest spoof Superfast! and as you can probably guess, it targets the Fast & Furious franchise. Obviously these movies provide ample opportunity for parody, but the Friedberg / Seltzer school of comedy seems to involve basically remaking the movies and adding a funny dance sequence as well. Still, you gotta give them credit for continuing to churn these things out despite the endless derision they bring. Superfast! hits select theatres and iTunes on April 3rd (the same day as Furious 7). Check out the trailer after the jump and let us know if you can stomach it.

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Jason Segel to Write and Co-Direct Another Lego Movie Spin-Off


I think we all knew that the insane success of The Lego Movie would lead to a sequel, but the folks at Warner Brothers weren’t content to stop there. After years of churning out direct-to-DVD Lego animated movies, they have been quick to apply that formula to the big screen with several other Lego-related spin-offs. In addition to the Lego Ninjago movie coming later this year and the previously announced Lego Batman movie, now there is another original Lego animated movie in the works from none other than Jason Segel. The movie is called The Billion Brick Race but plot details are being kept under wraps for the time being. Hit the jump to find out what we know about the latest Lego flick.

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Steven Spielberg to Direct Ready Player One


Well I’ll be damned. Last we heard, the folks at Warner Brothers were aiming pretty high with potential directors for the big screen adaptation of Ernest Cline’s sci-fi novel Ready Player One. The wishlist included big names like Christopher Nolan, Peter Jackson and Robert Zemeckis, but at the time there was absolutely no indication that any of them actually had any interest in the project. Now this week it looks like they have somehow managed to land a filmmaker who arguably trumps them all: Steven Spielberg. Ernie Cline must be masturbating furiously in his DeLorean right now.

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