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.
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Movie Trailer and Movie Poster Debut
The most anticipated film of the year by many is now less than two months away. Finally, the first official full length movie trailer for Star Wars VII The Force Awakens has debuted. Additionally, the first official movie poster for the film made its way to the public in the last few days. Here you can have a look at both together, which combine throwback elements to the original films (not the most recent trilogy) and of course, modern actors and storylines with their vintage counterparts. Check them both out below. December 18th is the due date. Lines are already forming for tickets. Incredible.
George Clooney in The Coen’s ‘Hail Caesar’ Movie Trailer
The Coen Brothers return with their form of screwball, dark comedy-dramedy style theater with their latest Hail Caesar!. The film stars George Clooney as a kidnapped movie star of Columbia Pictures ‘Hail Caesar’ film. A loaded cast including Channing Tatum, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Jonah Hill, Ralph Fiennes, Josh Brolin and more are on board here. The trailer can be seen below. Enjoy the hijinx.
Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The H8ful Eight’ Movie Trailer
Director Quentin Tarantino is soon to bless filmgoers with another of his twisted original movies with The Hateful 8 (Eight) set to debut in December. The first trailer for the film can be seen below. The H8ful Eight stars Samuel L Jackson, Tim Roth, Kurt Russell and a host of others as eight strangers placed into an unusual circumstance in this western set film. We documented the performance of the film’s script a long time ago and now get to see the film, once thought to be a dead dog due to a script leak allegedly from Bruce Dern’s (Nebraska) people (who also stars in the film), come to fruition. Have a look at two plus minutes for your appetite whetment below. Set your countdown clocks for the film accordingly.
Ryan Reynolds Stars in Marvel’s Wise-Cracking ‘Deadpool’ RedBand Movie Trailer
Since Hollywood’s obsession with comic book films has been long in the tooth for some time – although we are in for another 5 years or more of the same at a minimum – it was somewhat refreshing to see the Deadpool Redband trailer which was just released. Ryan Reynolds, who has already had at least two cracks at superherodom – the failed Green Lantern and co-starring in Blade if my memory serves me – gets to be the cat with a third life, starring here in what he (at least appears to do) best, playing a sarcastic, wise-cracking guy who still gets the girl. In a nutshell, that is what you will see below. With all the laugh at us and with us jokes in the trailer, it appears that Marvel has reached a point where they know these films have taken on a life of their own. They try to let moviegoers in on the jokes. Whether that works or not remains to be seen, but based on this trailer, I expect Deadpool will be a greater success than say, Fantastic Four. Enjoy.
Daniel Craig Returns as James Bond in ‘Spectre’ Full Length Movie Trailer
Once again, Bond is back for another installment of CGI-less action, going home alone sans chicks, and generally having his opponents outwit him at every turn. This is the future of Bond, only instead, we get the exact opposite. Daniel Craig returns in Spectre, which features would be spine tingling action in a year in which that in and of itself will likely fail to move the needle with other action filled pics crowding the release schedule. Mission Impossible 5, Mad Max: Fury Road and Guy Ritchie’s new film all will be/have been released this year, so Bond will have to sell on brand name alone, something that it hasn’t failed to do in the last decade or so under Daniel Craig’s rebooted lead. Have a look at the full length trailer for Spectre below.
Leonard DiCaprio Goes it Alone in AGI’s ‘The Revenant’ Movie Trailer
Alejandro G. Inarritu, fresh off his directorial Oscar for last year’s Birdman, is set to bring perhaps the biggest star in Hollywood to screen in The Revenant before year’s end. The Revenant trailer, which can be seen below, is a largely wordless affair, a tale of survival and revenge, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. Leo’s character is based on Hugh Glass, a revered pioneer, with the tale set in the 1820’s, pre-cell phone era for those in doubt. The trailer which shows battle and warfare amongst its beautiful imagery, was shot in some of the most remote areas available in freezing temps. This should heat up theaters around Christmas time.
‘Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Full Length Comic-Con Movie Trailer
Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill respectfully don the superhero garb for Batman and Superman, however, the following full length Batman v Superman trailer reveals both Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor in much more detail than previously seen to this point. Production values appear to be top notch and the dramatic music ratcheted up to 50. The only issue I have, which is a long standing one, is how can a human defeat the seemingly undefeatable? I suppose that is the crux of the issue at hand and would be the reason to see such an affair, but due to that question, I am still on the fence on this one. I assume that at some point they join forces, which seems to be a natural conclusion, I don’t know. Looks pretty good though at this point. Have a look.