«Who the hell are you?» «I’m the guy you shoulda called when you went sideways.» Lionsgate has dropped a trailer for yet another new Steven Seagal action movie, and it looks as terrible as his last one. The trailer is for a film called Cartels, formerly known as Killing Salazar. It’s made by the same director who has made all of Seagal’s recent movies, including Contract to Kill, which we featured a trailer for last year (did anyone actually watch it?). Cartels has some super cheesy, twisty plot involving a drug lord being captured, the DEA, and Seagal being Seagal. Also starring Georges St. Pierre, Martine Argent, Darren E. Scott, Massimo Dobrovic, and Luke Goss. I honestly don’t even know why I bother with trailers for films like this, I’m never going to watch it, and I hope no one else will want to either. Move along, nothing to see here. ›››
«Success doesn’t change you, fame does.» Showtime has debuted the first official trailer for a documentary titled Whitney: Can I Be Me, telling the full story of singer/actress Whitney Houston’s extraordinary life and tragic death. The doc premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, and will be released by Showtime later this summer. Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive #1 Billboard Hot 100 songs, and she released seven studio albums and two soundtrack albums over the course of her singing career. She was found dead in her bathtub inside of her guest room at a hotel in Los Angeles in 2012. This trailer is a good sell, ending with the claim that she died of a broken heart. This looks like it’s worth a watch. ›››
«You need to start thinking about your future, honey.» The Orchard has debuted an official trailer for an indie drama titled AWOL, which played at tons of film festivals throughout 2016 and is hitting limited theaters and VOD later this month. As anyone in the military knows, AWOL stands for «Absent Without (Official) Leave», which is part of the story in this film adapted from the director’s own short film. It’s about a young woman who is about to join the army but decides to run off with another woman she meets and falls in love with in a small town. Lola Kirke and Breeda Wool star, along with Dale Soules, Bill Sage, and Ted Welch. This seems to be heavily influenced by director Deb Shoval’s own experiences growing up in a small Pennsylvania coal town, and it looks like it tells a very honest story of love and family. Take a look. ›››
‘Based on a True Story’ will screen out of competition, while Ruben Ostlund’s ‘The Square’ will be in the running for the Palme d’Or.
«The most mysterious man in Gotham City wasn’t in a mask and cape.» Hulu has released an official trailer for a documentary titled Batman & Bill, which will premiere exclusively on Hulu starting early May. The documentary «unmasks» one of the greatest secrets in the comic industry — that Batman wasn’t created by Bob Kane alone, it was primarily Bill Finger who created the iconic superhero. This seems like a fascinating doc with plenty to offer for comic book fans, including inside stories and excellent art from the early days of Batman. It’s cool to see a doc like this that actually looks worth watching on Hulu. They’ve been collecting some of their own original docs recently, including a James Bond one called Becoming Bond. Take a look. ›››
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The news was announced on the movie’s official Facebook page, along with a picture of director James Cameron and crew.
The rumors are true — the Call of Duty series is diving back into the world of Axis vs. Allies with Call of Duty: WWII.
Activision revealed today the title of its upcoming game Call of Duty: WWII along with a picture of a soldier wearing a U.S. military helmet. More information about the game will be revealed during a live stream April 26 at 1 p.m. ET on the Call of Duty website.
Call of Duty: WWII is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, the team that developed Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and co-developed Modern Warfare 3 alongside Infinity Ward.
«You can’t just decide to fix things!» The Orchard has unveiled the first official trailer for an indie dramedy called The Hero, from writer/director Brett Haley. The film stars Sam Elliott as «The Hero», basically he’s playing himself, an «aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him.» He tries to deal with his own demons while falling for a young stand up comedian, played by Laura Prepon. The cast also includes Krysten Ritter, Nick Offerman and Katharine Ross. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and also played at SXSW to mostly positive reviews. This is actually a damn good film, with some great performances from Elliott, Prepon, and Offerman. As much as this seems like a comedy, there’s a humble and emotional side to this that makes it even better than it seems at first glance. ›››
«I want you to suffer the way I’m suffering now!» Imagination Worldwide has debuted an official trailer for an indie drama titled Paint it Black, the feature directorial debut of actress Amber Tamblyn, who also co-wrote the script, adapting Janet Fitch’s book of the same name. The film stars Alia Shawkat, Alfred Molina, Janet McTeer, Emily Rios, Annabelle Attanasio, John Roberts, and Rhys Wakefield. The story follows Shawkat as Josie, who learns that her boyfriend has died, and she struggles with both grief and his intense, cruel mother, played by McTeer. Tamblyn says: «My hope was to make a movie that was as visually intoxicating as it is psychologically — a true and twisted look at the violent, terrifying, and beautiful subconscious lives of women in the throws of major life changes.» This definitely looks stylish. Take a look. ›››
«It’s not about us. The dilemma is our children.» Grasshopper Films has unveiled an official trailer for the acclaimed, award-winning documentary Last Men in Aleppo, taking us deep inside the war in Syria. The film profiles and follows three different founding members of the humanitarian group known as «The White Helmets» (official website), who have stayed behind in Aleppo while the city is still under siege in an effort to save lives. This trailer cuts right down to it, and is a heartrending, harrowing look at how bad the war in Syria has become, and what it’s doing to that country. I missed this at Sundance, where it won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, but I’m planning to catch it as soon as it’s released. This should be on your radar. ›››
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