Paul Thomas Anderson’s sixth film, The Master, is set to be released September 14, and its final trailer has dropped (via Vulture). It is as cryptic as any thus far released, though once again depicting Philip Seymour Hoffman as an enigmatic and powerful man of God. Per Anderson information dispensary Cigarettes and Red Vines, Read More
Cineastes who love Nicole Kidman but not her decor and restraint have something to look forward to; The Paperboy, Lee Daniels’s follow-up to Precious, has its U.S. trailer, and Ms. Kidman has dropped her chilly reserve. Here, she dons skimpy dresses and dances with an underwear-clad Zac Efron (another actor reinventing himself in the pulp Read More
The big story of the Olympics’ first weekend, for those waiting for the quadrennial sports fever to break, was the sudden omnipresence of Daniel Craig, who appeared in an Opening Ceremony skit with Queen Elizabeth and saw the teaser for his new Sam Mendes-directed Bond film, Skyfall, drop. Not much new information is revealed, here–it Read More
Critically-beloved David Mitchell novel Cloud Atlas, with multiple storylines all set in different centuries and locations but retaining consistent characters and motifs, seemed unfilmable. And it may very well have been! We’ll have to wait until October 26 to find out, when the film adaptation is released in the U.S.
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The teaser trailer for Man of Steel, the Superman reboot directed by Zack Snyder of 300 fame and Watchmen and Sucker Punch infamy, has dropped, and it shows a Clark Kent (played by Henry Cavill) wandering in the wilderness, having seemingly abdicated his claim to superhero-dom. (Sort of the same wanderjahr Bruce Wayne undertook in Read More
The screen adaptation of Broadway smash Les Miserables has its first trailer, wherein but one cast member–Anne Hathaway as prostitute Fantine–is heard to sing. She’s a little squeaky on the high notes, but we’re reserving judgment! A lot of slightly askew camera angles here thanks to unique stylist Tom Hooper, whose last film, The King’s Read More
The first trailer for The Great Gatsby is out–the adaptation starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy is to be out at Christmas, and is, incongruously, advertised using music by Jack White and a rap track from “Watch the Throne.” Everything one would like to see is there–the eyes of T. J. Read More
The Master, Paul Thomas Anderson’s follow-up to There Will Be Blood, is expected to be released in the fall (per IMDb, on October 12)–and its first trailer depicts Joaquin Phoenix being interrogated, and possibly brainwashed, by an unknown interlocutor. The film also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Amy Adams.
Look, we couldn’t be more psyched about the new Muppets movie. Everything we’ve seen so far about the film looks great — Jason Segel, musical numbers, tons of cameos and pop culture nods — it’s all there. But with the Muppets long history of pop culture parodies, we’re baffled as to why they chose The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo to spoof in the latest trailer for The Muppets. Read More
The more this trailer–for the forthcoming The Adjustment Bureau, marching forth on March 4–airs, the more we wonder just how realistic it aims to be. The plot, about shadowy figures attempting to maintain control over one man’s perceptions of the world, is taken from a Philip K. Dick short story. The specific provenance of Read More