Our tiny planet, so distant from the rest of the galaxy, has faced onslaught after onslaught of devastating natural disasters, nuclear attacks, and alien invasions. If movies are to be believed, humanity is a species ripe for genocide living on a planet that’s equally ripe for resource draining. This January, our world faces a most-efficient extermination attempt at the hands of our alien foes when The 5th Wave hits theatres.
One of our most anticipated films of the fall season has just given us another reason to get excited. The Weinstein Co. has unveiled a breathtaking new trailer for Macbeth, directed by Justin Kurzel. Michael Fassbender stars as the Scottish general who takes the throne, and Marion Cotillard as the ambitious wife who propels him there by any means necessary. Watch the new Macbeth trailer after the jump.
Can Will Smith’s next movie do for football what An Inconvenient Truth did for climate change? ‘Concussion’ looks at the real-life research of doctor Bennet Omalu, who discovered a neuro-degenerative disease caused by repeated head trauma in the brains of two former NFL pros — Dave Duerson and Andre Waters. The disease, known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE, can present with symptoms such as memory loss and depression, and in the case of Duerson and Waters, both men later committed suicide.
It’s 1997 in London, and the British music industry is on a winning streak. Britpop bands Blur, Oasis, The Verve rule the airwaves and Cool Britannia is in full swing. Twenty-seven-year-old A&R man Steven Stelfox is slashing and burning his way through the music business. Fuelled by greed, ambition and inhuman quantities of drugs, Stelfox lives the dream as he searches for his next hit record. But as the hits dry up and the industry begins to change, Stelfox takes the concept of “killer tunes” to a murderous new level in a desperate attempt to salvage his career.
With the recent onslaught of haunted house/murderous family movies (I like them, but there’s way too many), The Final Girls will be an interesting, and welcome change. American Horror Story’s Taissa Farmiga plays Max, a teenager who, along with some pals, attends a screening of an 80s slasher flick called “Camp Bloodbath,” which starred her late mother, played by Malin Akerman. Max and her friends find themselves in an alternate dimension where they became part of the movie and have to figure out how to survive, using their knowledge of horror movie tropes. Very Scream-esque!
New England, 1630: William and Katherine lead a devout Christian life, homesteading on the edge of an impassible wilderness, with five children. When their newborn son mysteriously vanishes and their crops fail, the family begins to turn on one another. ‘The Witch’ is a chilling portrait of a family unraveling within their own fears and anxieties, leaving them prey for an inescapable evil.
James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in a dynamic and thrilling twist on a legendary tale. Radical scientist Victor Frankenstein (McAvoy) and his equally brilliant protégé Igor Strausman (Radcliffe) share a noble vision of aiding humanity through their groundbreaking research into immortality. But Victor’s experiments go too far, and his obsession has horrifying consequences. Only Igor can bring his friend back from the brink of madness and save him from his monstrous creation.
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are back as the odd couple of cops in Ride Along 2. The new trailer for the sequel to the 2014 buddy cop comedy came out this week, and it’s clear that Ben (Hart) and James (Ice Cube) will be right back to their old antics again. The upcoming flick will send the duo to Miami to investigate a drug lord, and there will be plenty of ridiculous mishaps along the way. Will you watch it?
Quentin Tarantino’s snowy Western ‘The Hateful Eight’ will be released on Christmas Day, and now the movie’s first trailer has hit the web. The movie focuses on a group of eight grizzled, gun-toting outlaws who have been forced to take refuge in the same tiny shack by a vicious blizzard. The trailer features Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh in major roles, and the movie’s cast is rounded out by a motley crew of Tarantino regulars and veteran bit players.
This peak at Straight Outta Compton indicates that the film will do two things—humanize the West Coast rappers in the context of their rise to fame and the environment that created them, and focus on the indisputable cultural impact they had on America. Here, we see the members of N.W.A. being very hands-on with this project, and not to mention Paul Giamatti in a grey wig and some bare ass at the 1:30 mark. Truly, something for everyone! Straight Outta Compton, as if you didn’t know, is in theatres on August 14.
“The cancer’s only in my liver, lungs, prostate and brain — all things I can live without.” So says superhero-to-be Wade Wilson before his transformation. Here’s the redband first trailer for Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds as Marvel’s wise-cracking, ass-kicking and very raging anti-hero. With a rap-heavy soundtrack, a little profanity and much, much violence, this is what to expect when the Fox flick arrives just in time for Valentine’s Day.
It’s been 14 years since male model Derek Zoolander saved the Malaysian prime minister from being assassinated by a really, really, ridiculously good looking merman. But now Ben Stiller is back as the dimwitted fashion icon. The teaser trailer for Zoolander 2 hand just debuted online, and while there’s no footage from the movie, it’s clear that Stiller is back in clueless male model mode as he argues with Stephen Hawking’s voiceover about the title of the sequel.