“I’m not like the rest of my family…” Disney-Pixar have revealed one final, official trailer for Pixar’s Coco, the first musical and next animated movie from the beloved animation studio. The story involves a young boy named Miguel who gets lost in the world of the dead while searching for his great-great grandfather. This already opened in Mexico to rave reviews. The voices include newcomer Anthony Gonzalez playing Miguel, along with Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Renee Victor. We’ve already seen threetrailers previously, but this final one gives us a colorful look at the world that awaits us. I’m very excited to see this, I’m in need of another Pixar tearjerker. This looks charming and heartfelt, as expected from Pixar. ›››
Family Guy is still going strong with their 16th season currently airing on FOX. However, the show lost one of their regular guest stars late last year when screen icon Carrie Fisher passed away. The actress had already recorded dialogue for episodes that had yet to air, and one of those episodes is airing tonight on FOX. This one is particularly special since in addition to featuring some of Fisher’s final work, it also serves as a tribute to directors Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino and Michael Bay.
The Family Guy episode in question, titled “Three Directors,” finds Peter Griffin fired from his job at the Pawtucket Patriot Brewery. Since Carrie Fisher voiced Peter’s boss Angela, we’ll get to see this scenario played out in three different ways, all in the style of the three aforementioned directors. Watch a couple clips from one of the final Carrie Fisher Family Guy episodes below.
Here’s the first clip from the “Three Directors” episode, presented in the style of Quentin Tarantino:
As you can see the extreme violence and soundtrack we’ve come to expect from Quentin Tarantino movies is there. This clip in particular seems to be taking cues from Reservoir Dogs, including what appears to be a reference to all the colorful character names in the form of different colored cars in the parking lot.
Here’s a second clip that ventures into more Reservoir Dogs territory, as well as Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill Vol. 1:
Cleveland Brown works as a stand-in for Samuel L. Jackson’s character Jules from Pulp Fiction while Peter is a makeshift Bride from Kill Bill Vol. 1. Peter appears to be out for revenge for getting fired from his job, but Angela (as O-Ren Ishii) calls upon her Tricia Takanawa 88s to dispatch with Peter, who is dressed as Ronald McDonald for some reason.
For those who might be more interested in seeing what the Wes Anderson tribute is like, check this clip out:
In addition to having voiceover provided by Stewie Griffin, there’s the obligatory diorama shot of the primary setting: a house inside an army tent inside of a submarine inside of an old airplane hangar. Yeah, that sounds like Wes Anderson to me.
Unfortunately, there’s no glimpse at the Michael Bay portion of the episode, though it will likely feature plenty of explosions. Hell, we’ve basically seen Michael Bay-style sequences whenever Peter fights his chicken nemesis.
Don’t worry if you’re not particularly fond of these directors, because executive producer Steve Callaghan tells TV Line, “We tried to write it in a way where even a casual movie viewer would still get a lot of the jokes and references. You don’t have to be a hardcore aficionado of any of these directors to understand it.”
As for Carrie Fisher, she still has some more appearances on Family Guy to come, including the next Christmas episode on December 10. Otherwise, her character’s fate is said to be revealed in another episode sometime this fall.
Watch the entire episode tonight, November 5, at 9pm ET/8pm CT on FOX.
The release of Justice League is fast approaching, tickets are on sale now, and there’s a final international trailer loaded with new footage, including our first good look at the film’s big bad, Steppenwolf. So come together below and watch the final Justice League trailer.
It’s hard to believe Justice League is finally about to hit theaters. It feels like we’ve all been talking about this movie for the longest time, and now the big team-up of the DCEU heroes is mere weeks away. We’ve already had multiple trailers to give us a sense of what to expect, but a brand new final Justice League trailer has even more action-packed footage.
Justice League Trailer
Not only does this final international Justice League trailer give us new footage, it also gives us our first real look at the film’s villain Steppenwolf, played by Ciarán Hinds. Steppenwolf is an intergalactic threat to the Justice League, leading an army of Parademons (those winged creatures you glimpsed in the lengthy desert dream sequence in Batman v. Superman), who are on the hunt for three Mother Boxes on Earth. A deleted scene from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice gave us the briefest of glimpses of the character, and previous trailers included quick shots and a few voice overs. Here, however, we see Steppenwolf in action, growling, “This world will fall, like all the others!”
The trailer also puts Gal Gadot‘s Wonder Woman front and center, which makes sense, since Wonder Woman was the only DCEU film almost everyone seemed to like. On top of all that, we get more Aquaman drinking and more Batman making jokes. But if you were hoping for some shots of Henry Cavill‘s Superman in action, you’re out of luck. All the trailers for Justice League have been low on plot and big on action, and this one is no exception. That’s not a criticism; it just shows that Warner Brothers and DC are working hard to keep most of the plot details secretive so they’ll feel fresh when audiences get their first look at the film.
Here’s the official synopsis, which is also vague enough to keep spoilers to a minimum:
Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to recruit a team to stand against this newly awakened enemy. Despite the formation of an unprecedented league of heroes — Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and the Flash — it may be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.
Anton Yelchin was one of the most promising actors of his generation, and seemed like he was only getting started when his tragic death shocked the film world. The Green Room star was only 27 when an accident took his life, and a few of his projects had yet to be released at the time of his death. Now, one of his final performances can be seen in Porto.
In Gabe Klinger‘s Porto, Yelchin plays an American in the Portuguese city of Porto who finds himself drawn to a young French woman (Lucie Lucas). The two embark on a romantic night together, which soon turns into something more serious. There are shades of Richard Linklater’s Before trilogy here, albeit with an apparently darker edge. The first trailer for the film is below.
In addition to Yelchin and Lucas, Porto also stars Paulo Calatré and Françoise Lebrun, with Jim Jarmusch serving as Executive Producer. Here’s the official synopsis:
Jake (Anton Yelchin) and Mati (Lucie Lucas) are two expats who experience a brief but intimate connection in the ancient Portuguese city of Porto. He’s an American loner exiled from his family. She’s a student from France embroiled in an affair with one of her professors. After spotting each other from a distance at an archeological site and then again at a train station and a café, Jake works up the courage to approach Mati and they embark on a night of carefree intimacy.
This romantic encounter is viewed from years later, both characters still haunted by the powerful connection they shared. Using a mix of film stocks and art direction that evokes a bygone era of European cinema, PORTO, shot by renowned cinematographer Wyatt Garfield (Gabriel Beatriz at Dinner, Mediterranea), delivers a cinematic form of saudade – a Portuguese word that describes an emotional state of nostalgic longing for a person or place that one has loved.
In making the film, director Klinger’s intentionally played around with an unconventional narrative structure, which the filmmaker said was done to reflect people look back upon past relationships:
When I’ve been in romantic relationships and they’ve run their course, I think there’s still a little bit that you can salvage from whatever’s left. You always ask the person, “don’t you remember the good moments?” But more often than not, the bad things cloud those things. And it works the other way around, too. The irrational side of us always wants things to stay as they are, but if you’re not in love anymore, you can take the rational posture, which is also kind of irrational, because love isn’t a coherent thing. So the person who wants to stay in the relationship becomes the crazy person and the person who wants to leave the relationship because it’s “for the best” becomes the rational one, but actually you’re both irrational. There’s no clear-headed way to summarize what happened to you.
Yelchin still has one more film to be released, Cory Finley’s Thoroughbreds, which has no wide release date yet. Porto opens in New York on November 11 and Los Angeles on November 24.
One month before Star Wars: The Last Jedi continues the story of the Skywalker saga, the canon of the Star Wars universe will expand with a new story that fills in the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
Star Wars Battlefront II will include a new campaign mode that tells a canon story in the Star Wars universe from the perspetive of Iden Versio, the leader of a band of Imperial troops known as Inferno Squadron tasked with carrying out the last orders of Emperor Palpatine, left behind in the event of his death. A new cinematic scene from Star Wars Battlefront II shows how Iden Versio receives her orders from the deceased Emperor in the wake of the destruction of the second Death Star.
The clip comes from the aforementioned single player campaign where Iden Versio is at the center of the 30-year quest to avenge the death of the Emperor, continuing to wage war against the New Republic, even in the wake of a crucial loss for the Empire. As you can see, despite the fact that Emperor Palpatine is dead, he has a surrogate hologram (of which there are probably several dispatched) delivering his final orders for the Empire, under the name Operation Cinder.
If that name sounds familiar, that’s because it was a major part of the story in the Marvel Comics series Journey to the Force Awakens: Shattered Empire. The operation calls upon Imperial troops to create chaos on planets across the galaxy by striking them with artificially created environmental disasters in the wake of Emperor Palpatine’s death.
During this scene, we learn that Iden Versio’s father is an Imperial officer, one who has been entrusted with information that the Inferno Squad leader is not yet privy to. In fact, when Versio asks about her next target, the surrogate hologram gets a little aggressive and refuses to indulge information to her. Perhaps this lack of transparency from a hologram of a dead man will create some dissension among the Imperial forces. Maybe even Versio herself will end up turning against the Empire, refusing to take any more orders not give to her by a living commander, turning her from a villain into a hero.
We’ll find out when Star Wars: Battlefront II arrives on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 17, 2017.
“Relax. Enjoy the experience…” You haven’t lived until you’ve watched this trailer! Sony has revealed one final trailer for the remake of Flatliners, about medical students who temporarily stop their hearts in order to experience the afterlife. We’ve already seen two other trailers before – the first one and another UK one – and this final one is much more intense. The cast of Flatliners includes Ellen Page, Diego Luna, Nina Dobrev, James Norton, and Kiersey Clemons. The original was directed by Joel Schumacher and was released in 1990, but hasn’t aged well over the years though it does still have a following. Danish filmmaker Niels Arden Oplev is at the helm of this one, and seems to be giving us a more thrilling take than the original. Is anyone planning to see this? I’ll wait until the first reviews land, as I’m not sure. Thoughts? ›››
The Rebellion is far from over, but it’s time for Star Wars Rebels…to end.
The Disney XD series will wrap up its fourth and final season, following the weary and embattled crew of the Ghost as they finally join up with the larger Rebellion that we know from the original trilogy. The new trailer for the fourth season teases just that, as well as more Thrawn and surprise appearances from the Imperial villains of Rogue One.
The trailer touches base with all of the crew members of the Ghost, with Mandalorian warrior Sabine Wren (Tiya Sircar) paying back her people for their help, aspiring Jedi Ezra Bridger (Taylor Gray) seeking out guidance from the Force and encountering some mystical Force wolves, Kanan Jarrus (Freddie Prinze Jr.) struggling to cope with his blindness, and Ghost pilot Hera Syndulla (Vanessa Marshall) seeing her career in the Rebellion begin to take off.
Star Wars anthology film Rogue One will play a more prominent part in this season, as Star Wars Rebels follows the timeline just before Rogue One takes place. One such connection is Director Orson Krennic, the Death Star special weapons supervisor played by Ben Mendelsohn, getting name-dropped in the trailer — though don’t expect to see an animated Mendelsohn grace the series with his appearance.
It’s always fun to make it feel like it’s part of this big world,” Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni told Entertainment Weekly in an interview about the upcoming season. “But the cape alone would be half my budget, just to make it flow.”
However, Rogue One character Saw Gerrera (with Forest Whitaker returning to voice the character), whose appearance was cut short in the film, will appear in the series to investigate the possibility of an unknown superweapon being built near Geonosis, according to EW.
But what of the crew of the Ghost, who we have followed for three seasons? They are still recuperating from their great battle with Thrawn, who will still act as the Big Bad of the season despite the Rogue One villains circling the story. Dave Filoni told EW:
“I don’t think of them at the end of season 3 as too victorious, as much as they just got away. They lost a lot of resources, they lost the initiative to have an attack to free the world of Lothal or knock out the Imperial factory there. In the end, yes they got away, but that’s kind of all they got. Now they have a lot less.”
The fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels premieres on Disney XD on October 16.
Netflix and Marvel Entertainment have released the final Defenders trailer, which you can view below. Also, if you missed them, you can view 30 new photos from the upcoming series in the gallery underneath.
Marvel’s The Defenders follows Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage (Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.
The series also starsAcademy Award-nominated actress Sigourney Weaver as the antagonist, simply named Alexandra, and features the return of Elodie Yung as Elektra, Scott Glenn as Stick, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, with Simone Missick as Misty Knight and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing.
Marvel’s The Defenders will premiere all eight episodes on Friday, August 18. The series is executive produced by Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie along with Marvel TV’s Jeph Loeb. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
“How have you stayed alive this long?!” Lionsgate has revealed one more short official US trailer for the summer action comedy The Hitman’s Bodyguard, about the world’s best bodyguard assigned to protect a notorious hitman who has been killing his clients all along. We’ve already seen plentyof trailers for this absurd comedy, but why not one more to top it off. Starring Ryan Reynolds as the bodyguard and Samuel L. Jackson as the notorious hit man named Darius Kincaid. Also featuring Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung, Joaquim de Almeida, and Sam Hazeldine. This movie might be good, just because of the dynamic between Jackson and Reynolds, but this new trailer doesn’t have much to offer aside from a few jokes. All the other trailers before were much better, but I’m still looking forward to seeing this. Have fun. ›››
“She’ll fight on the beaches. She’ll fight in the fields.” With just a few weeks left to go, Warner Bros has debtued another extended TV spot/TV trailer for Christopher Nolan’s WWII action thriller Dunkirk, about the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940 at the beginning of WWII. This new spot also announces tickets and info about the 70mm showings of the film, which is the widest 70mm release ever. This stars Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, James D’Arcy, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, Jack Lowden, and Adam Long. When Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France were surrounded by the German army during a fierce battle in France at the start of WWII, they had to evacuate across the English channel. I’m still so excited to see this, got a good feeling it’s going to be a very intense experience. ›››