While Birdman went to great lengths to make it look like it was shot in a single take, Victoria, a new film that will debut in the US later this year actually goes the whole mile. From CPN:
Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria is a 134-minute film shot entirely in one single take. Schipper and cinematographer Sturla Brandth Grovlen filmed the entire thing across 22 locations and with 150 extras in one genuine two-hour plus stint. As The Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Dalton writes, “Starting at 4.30am, Schipper shot continuously for over two hours in 22 locations with 150 extras, six assistant directors and three sound crews, yet we never catch a glimpse of the military-style off-screen choreography all this must have required.”
This is not entirely revolutionary, but still it intrigues. Have a look at the trailer below.
Bradley Cooper & Emma Stone in ‘Aloha’ Movie Trailer
The hottest actor on Earth today is probably Bradley Cooper with American Sniper shredding up the box office. Emma Stone has had a farily hot career in recent years from Spider-Man sequels to an award notable role in Oscar frontrunner Birdman. Together they pair for a romantic comedy from Jerry Maguire creator Cameron Crowe. Aloha is the title, the situation need not be addressed. You can pretty much know what to expect going in to this one and just hope the execution is more in line with Maguire than We Bought A Zoo, both from Crowe. It’s an interesting test of star power as this doesn’t look particularly good, but will moviegoers care? Have a look at the Aloha trailer below and let us know what you think.
Sofia Vergara & Reese Witherspoon are in ‘Hot Pursuit’ Movie Trailer
Reese Witherspoon plays a cop attempting to escort Sofia Vergara, the last witness capable of testifying against a Cartel lord in Hot Pursuit. Cut from the cloth of The Heat and similar ilk, this Midnight Run-style parody features women of the moment in the leads on a wild goose chase road comedy. Both have had success in comedic roles in the past, most notably ‘Spoon in Legally Blonde and Vergara in her ‘Modern Family’ TV series. Here, the straight laced ‘Spoon and foil Vergara are opposites who presumably learn to love each other by the end. The trailer provides the requisite laughs and the film will likely be a big enough hit to keep the train moving. It’s harmless and that’s okay by me. Heres the Hot Pursuit trailer below.
Guy Ritchie Directs Superman in ‘The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ Movie Trailer
While I sit back and eagerly await the opportunity for Guy Ritchie to make RockNRolla 2, a film that he said is written but there hasn’t been any time (and perhaps interest/financing) to move forward with, I happily take a look at Ritchie’s upcoming Man From UNCLE remake. Here, he directs Superman (Henry Cavill) and Armie Hammer, best known for his dual role in The Social Network in a 1963 based action thriller that is right up his alley. The film’s trailer crackles with his trademark action and humor balancing act, ala his Sherlock Holmes movies (another I wouldn’t mind seeing a third film of). The Man From U.N.C.L.E. should be a fine experience, if not an expectation defier. Check the trailer below.
Amy Schumer & NBA Star LeBron James in ‘Trainwreck’ Movie Trailer
Comedienne Amy Schumer has been blowing up under the radar for the past few years and here she gets her big shot, starring in her very own Judd Apatow movie. In truth, based on the Trainwreck trailer, she looks perfect for the part. Amy is a carefree whore (read: doesn’t believe in monogamy); a single gal who beds who she wants, while working for a Men’s magazine. When she meets sports doctor Bill Hader, with some genius cameos by NBA Superstar LeBron James, things may indeed change for her. At the bare minimum, she receives a call the day after sex which in her world is virtually unheard of. See the trailer and judge for yourself. Enjoy.
Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Lead N.W.A Biopic in ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Redband Movie Trailer
Director F. Gary Gray (Friday) brings us the biopic that had to be Straight Outta Compton. With the relatively successful biopics Notorious on Biggie Smalls and 8 Mile on Eminem (not to mention a 2Pac pic that is in the works), it was a given that rap’s most notorious gangsta clique had a movie of their own to tell their tale. Compton doesn’t just tell the story of N.W.A, but it also has some star power with Paul Giamatti playing the Ruthless Records head Jerry Heller. The film at this point looks solid enough if not particularly daring as it should be for the group it depicts. Have a look at the first Straight Outta Compton trailer and wait for the film which will debut later this year.
Christian Bale in Amazing ‘KNIGHT OF CUPS’ Trailer
Here is a trailer that hits plenty of the right notes. A legendary filmmaker, Terence Malick, brings us Christian Bale, an actor bordering on legendary himself, in the Knight of Cups trailer about a screenwriter in Los Angeles who struggles with his sense of self. This appears to be reference level filmmaking and a possible masterpiece in the works, I can feel it. Have a look at the stunning images in the trailer and see Bale, who is accompanied by Natalie Portman and Cate Blanchett among others, get lost in the moment. Hopefully this is on Criterion’s list of Blu-rays to come because I can already tell it is going to be good. Release coming this year.
Mark Wahlberg Returns with Bear in ‘Ted 2′ Trailer
The sequel that had to happen I suppose. Ted 2 follows up on the massive success of Ted from creator Seth MacFarlane, who also voices the raunchy bear. The trailer has a few gross out laughs and hopes to be more in the mold of The Empire Strikes Back than any number of failed sequels. You can’t blame the artists behind the film for using the opportunity to cash in. MacFarlane flopped in his acting debut Once Upon A Time in The West, and Ted was such a massive runaway hit that this was almost a given in todays Hollywood. Lets hope for the best. Have a look at the premiere of the Ted 2 movie trailer below. #LegalizeTed as they say.