Darkness Descends In First Trailer For THE LIGHTHOUSE (VIDEO/POSTER)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hyag7lR8CPA I've recently lamented the carbon copy nature of Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood. That take, I'll acknowledge, is a minority opinion, but when I see a trailer like this, well, this is the kind of daring, original auteurism I'm holding out for. The Lighthouse is the sophmore film from writer / director [...]

It’s A Smith-Smith Face Off In Latest GEMINI MAN Trailer (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEQTGlZZhAo The premise of Gemini Man initially felt a bit too high concept for its own good, and the initial trailer essentially reinforced that feeling; despite being helmed by two-time Oscar winning director Ang Lee (Life of Pi, Brokeback Mountain), the first impression that this would be another slick studio fall release but little else. [...]

THOR 3 Director Makes Hitler Comedy JOJO RABBIT (VIDEO/POSTER)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=58&v=VTqd4yNFuSw Playing Hitler for laughs can be a risky proposition, but the off-beat quirkiness of writer / director Taika Waititi is perfectly suited for the gamble. Waititi is the New Zealand filmmaker who made Thor: Ragnarok a smash, but his style was honed on smaller oddball indies with clever laughs (What We Do In The [...]

Tom Hanks Is Mr. Rogers In First A BEAUTIFUL DAY Trailer (VIDEO/IMAGES)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VLEPhfEN2M "Please don't ruin my childhood." That knowing bit of meta-dialogue is spoken by the wife of a reporter who's about to embark on an in-depth profile of Fred Rogers, the beloved PBS host of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, one of the longest running children's series of all time. The wife, of course, is speaking for [...]

First CATS Trailer Declaws Memory Of Groundbreaking Musical (VIDEO/IMAGES)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtSd844cI7U It's actually worse than I feared. Bland studio-hack helmer Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) takes the most obvious, least-creative approach to his adaptation of Cats, the daring Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that (love it or hate it; full disclosure, I love it) took huge risks in adapting poems by T. S. Eliot to become a Broadway [...]

Brad Pitt A Go For Sci-Fi Drama In AD ASTRA Trailer (VIDEO/IMAGES)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxi6rtBtBM0 Just as we are on the cusp of celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Twentieth Century Fox (now a Disney subsidiary) releases its latest trailer for Ad Astra, the new brainy, mysterious sci-fi thriller starring Brad Pitt. The initial teaser laid the groundwork for something ominous, coupled with some daddy issues [...]

Behind The Scenes Video Gives First Glimpse Of CATS Movie (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=jzsDroK9CNs It's not a trailer (that drops Friday), but it is a first look at the movie adaptation of the musical Cats. Directed by Tom Hooper (Les Miserables, The King's Speech), the long-awaited film version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber sensation -- a cultural touchstone that seems to be as mocked as it is adored [...]

Burton’s BATMAN Becomes 1940s Noir In Fan Trailer (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HqkdBjI6ew Reworking movies into trailers for different genres is what the internet does, but this one for Tim Burton's 1989 Batman is the best I've seen in awhile. As the "Time Warp" designation suggests, it doesn't transform the dark Keaton-Nicholson blockbuster into a different genre (like goofing it into the camp of the 1960s TV [...]

Powerful MULAN Teaser Shows How To Do A Live Action Remake (VIDEO/IMAGES)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01ON04GCwKs The first teaser for the new Mulan is already the best live action Disney remake of the year, even though we won't see the full movie until 2020. Rather than taking the safe risk-averse route of a shot-for-shot CGI rehash, director Niki Caro (Whale Rider) looks like she'll be telling and crafting the story [...]