Tuesday, August 19, 2014

First trailer for Jason Reitman's 'Men, Women, and Children'!

Based on the October release date, it looks like Paramount has a lot of faith in this picture. Basing off this trailer, I definitely do too. The large ensemble cast looks very strong (ADAM SANDLER!), and if the tone of the movie is anything like the trailer, I'm in.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

New images from Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'!

The movie looks out of this world. Can't wait!

via Indiewire.

First official look at PT Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'.

I had many 'most anticipated films of 2014', with the likes of the already-seen / loved Boyhood and soon-to-be-seen Interstellar and Foxcatcher. Probably on top of the list now is Inherent Vice, from the genius behind There Will Be Blood and The Master.

This is ripped from the new summer issue of EW. Now, when will the trailer come out?

David Ayer's 'Fury' will close the London Film Fest!

Via Indiewire.

Figuring out whether Fury was or was not an awards contender pretty much was a roll of dice. Based on the recent announcement that the film was moved from it's former November release to October, it looked that the film was going to be Columbia's contender. After all, recent winners Argo and 12 Years a Slave were both October releases.

But Fury had no festivals lined up. How can it be an awards contender without a festival berth? But it is now, getting the closing night slot at the London fest before its theatrical debut. Telluride looks to be a strong possibility too...

Trailer below.

First look at Ava Duvernay's 'Selma'

This film is coming out on Dec. 25th before a January expansion, along with recently announced American Sniper, Big Eyes, Paddington, Annie, Unbroken, Into the Woods, and The Interview. Out of all the Christmas flicks, this one sounds very Oscar friendly, and it's coming from a very talented up-and-coming director, Ava Duvernay.

The film follows the Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King, Jr. The Talented Mr. David Oyelowo is MLK. Here's a first look.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

American Sniper nabs Christmas release!

Via Hollywood Reporter.

Imagine you were in a coma for all of June 2014. You wake up in July. You would probably live the rest of your normal life without knowing Clint Eastwood released a Jersey Boys film, that's how fast the film came and went.

But now, Warner Bros. has announced that they've got the Bradley Cooper-led, true story based, Eastwood-directed American Sniper, slated for Christmas limited release and a nationwide expansion on January 16th.

Why does Warner Bros. need to release this film in 2014?

They need the Oscar nominations. Last year, Gravity nabbed seven Oscars, Her was excellent too, and Argo won Best Picture in 2012. Warner Bros. definitely needs a strong horse to continue their string of successes, and what do they have so far? The Lego Movie, a new Hobbit film, the baity The Good Lie / The Judge, and the hit-or-miss This is Where I Leave You. Interstellar is mostly a Paramount film, one that Warner jumped on ship at the last minute. Inherent Vice, which is allegedly great but apparently too gonzo for Academy tastes.
In my mind, the best thing they've got is

Eastwood, for the most part, is a safe director. American Sniper, being the true story that it is, can work some magic on the Academy. And, Bradley Cooper is now an Academy favorite. He's a strong actor. I sound like I'm hesitant of the film, but I'm amped. American Sniper was one of my most anticipated films of 2015, and getting it early certainly makes up for getting Foxcatcher a year later. Now, Warner Bros., get those trailers for this and Inherent Vice out before I put myself in a coma!