In what is hopefully but almost assuredly not going to be the last X-Men movie, we get the team all back together again for another go around in X-Men: Apocalypse. Stealing the movie’s name from an old 2pac album seems inauspicious in and of itself, but to trot out it boy (though a very quality actor) Oscar Isaac in a villian role here shows the level of desperation and staleness that has come to one of Marvel’s hallmark franchises. J-Law, Fassbender, McAvoy, etc. can’t possibly hold up the film on their own – No, we need another star to help sell tickets to a destruction movie that will probably fail to inspire yet still rake in box office dollars. Rant over. See the trailer below.
Matt Damon returns in the titular role of Jason Bourne in the new trailer for the upcoming film of the same name. Paul Greengrass is back at the helm and other familiar faces include Julia Stiles’ Nikki. Alicia Vikander, fresh off of her Oscar win and Tommy Lee Jones joins the fray for what should be a grand return to the franchise that made Damon an ultra star. Check out the first official trailer below and get hyped for the film and forget that the Jeremy Renner 4th film ever happened, ya dig?
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) makes his introduction in the first trailer for the November 16 release of Marvel’s Doctor Strange. The full trailer features Strange learning the ways of his power from a chrome-domed Tilda Swinton. There is a brief shot of Rachel McAdams as a nurse and Chiwetel Ejiofor as well it appears. Mads Mikkelsen (Pusher trilogy) is not pictured. Check out the teaser of the Doctor Strange trailer below and mark your calendars accordingly.
Official Premiere of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Movie Trailer
The first Star Wars film franchise spin-off is set to debut this December. That’s coming directly on the heels of last year’s The Force Awakens which is still smashing box office records and debuted on Blu-ray last week. This movie, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story stars Felicity Jones and takes place after Star Wars prequel Revenge of the Sith but before A New Hope, so between films 3 and 4. This could cause some timeline trouble for the uninitiated but I’m sure will be plenty of fun for fans to try to decipher. The trailer reveals Jones’ character to be a rebel with a shady past and introduces several new characters. Have a look at the trailer and commence with your plans for this December. Enjoy.
Ryan Gosling & Russell Crowe in ‘The Nice Guys’ Movie Trailer
Shane Black, director of Iron Man 3 and writer of classic buddy films like the Lethal Weapon series, handles both duties in this 70’s Los Angeles who done it film, The Nice Guys. The film is due May 20th to domestic theaters. The trailer provides enough visual fun and quippy hi jinx to be a certain add to your 2016 film calendars, if it wasn’t already. Russell is the muscle and Ryan is the P.I. (of sorts) in this twisted tale that looks a bit like it has some Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas mixed into it. Check out the full trailer below. Looks like one to see. Enjoy.
Will Smith, Margot Robbie & Jared Leto Lead ‘Suicide Squad’ Official Movie Trailer
How many ways can you slice the Superhero pie? Apparently, more than we originally thought. The genre that runs Hollywood continues to churn out film after film and new ways to depict “freshness” remain the challenge. Behold, Suicide Squad. In The Suicide Squad movie trailer, all sorts of sarcasm and mayhem mix with visual flair in attempt to one-up the genre as a whole and keep things pushing in new and interesting ways. Set to a classic Queen track, the trailer intrigues if nothing else. Fanboys and girls, perhaps rightfully, will be calling it bad ass. August will be the true test when the film drops. Expect more box office takedowns than the movie features. Enjoy.
Spike Lee’s ‘Chi-raq’ Movie Trailer; Film Drops Today
Spike Lee is such a hit or miss film director. His public appearances – front row at the Knicks games, Nike commercials, etc., sometimes threaten to outweigh that he is indeed a filmmaker of some repute. Still, his latest, the trailer shown here – Chi-raq (a blend of Chicago and Iraq) is about the violence in Chicago and an unusual tactic taken to try to stop it (women not having sex with their gun-toting, violent men (including Wesley Snipes and Nick Cannon). I can’t say that the once sterling Do The Right Thing director is back after seeing this. But, as it releases today from Amazon Studios no less, audiences will be able to judge for themselves. Enjoy.
Tom Hardy stars as both Kray brothers in the gangster film Legend. He gets in a joke about his sexuality, which is something also played to great effect in another gangster piece, Guy Ritchie’s RockNRolla. This one looks different than the Tom Cruise film from 25 years ago of the same name. I also don’t see a starring or side role for R&B crooner John Legend, husband to attention-getting swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen, which also has nothing to do with this film. Alas, Hardy is yet the latest in a number of stars who have recently been playing double such as Jesse Eisenberg in The Double and Jake Gyllenhaal in Enemy (a pretty good film FWIW). This will still be vastly different than both of those. Check out the trailer below and let that inform you.