Videos and Trailers
Universal Pictures has unveiled this new TV spot for Peter Berg’s ‘Lone Survivor.’ Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, Emile Hirsch and Eric Bana, the film tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a high-level Taliban operative when they are ambushed by enemy forces in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan. ’Lone Survivor’ is based on The New York Times bestseller ‘Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of Seal Team 10.’ The film opens in limited theaters on December 27th before going wide in the Us on January 10th. It’s set for January 31st in the UK.
Based on The New York Times bestselling true story of heroism, courage and survival, Lone Survivor tells the incredible tale of four Navy SEALs on a covert mission to neutralize a high-level al-Qaeda operative who are ambushed by the enemy in the mountains of Afghanistan. Faced with an impossible moral decision, the small band is isolated from help and surrounded by a much larger force of Taliban ready for war. As they confront unthinkable odds together, the four men find reserves of strength and resilience as they stay in the fight to the finish.
FilmDistrict has revealed this new “Last Call For Alcohol” clip from Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy.’ Arriving in cinemas on November 27th in the US and December 6th in the UK, the upcoming remake of Park Chan-wook’s cult classic stars the likes of Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley, James Ransone, Lance Reddick, and Michael Imperioli. The original ‘Oldboy,’ released in 2003, won the much coveted Grand Prize Jury Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. The film is based on Garon Tsuchiya and Nobuaki Minegishi’s 90′s manga series.
Spike Lee’s ‘Oldboy’ follows Josh Brolin’s character, Joe (Dae-su Oh in the original), a man who is kidnapped and imprisoned on his daughters birthday. For twenty years he is held captive, and upon his release must begin his journey to find the reason for his imprisonment. He soon finds out that his kidnapper has plans for him more tortuous than his solitary confinement. Sharlto Copley plays a mysterious billionaire out to destroy Joe’s life, while Elizabeth Olsen plays Marie, a caseworker who helps Joe investigate the past. Samuel L. Jackson plays the head of the motel where Brolin’s character has been held hostage.
Twitch has unleashed this intense Indonesian teaser trailer for ‘The Raid 2′ (Indonesian title, ‘Berandal’). The sequel to the 2011 action thriller ‘The Raid: Redemption,’ ‘The Raid 2,’ is once again written and directed by Gareth Evans. Currently in post-production, ‘The Raid 2′ picks up right where the first film left off and follows Rama (Iko Uwais) as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and uncover the corruption in his own police force. In addition to Uwais, the international cast includes Tio Pakusadewo, Putra Arifin Scheunamann, Julie Estelle, Alex Abbad and Roy Marten. ’The Raid 2′ opens in March 2014 in the US.
‘The Raid: Redemption’ premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, where it took home the Audience Award in the Midnight Madness section. It went on to play at Sundance and SXSW, before a theatrical release in the United States through Sony Pictures Classics.
With the release of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ almost upon us, Lionsgate has debuted this first clip from the film. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ sees Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth reprising their roles of Katniss, Peeta and Gale, with Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Toby Jones and Woody Harrelson also returning to their respective roles. The likes of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Maria Howell, E. Roger Mitchell, Alan Ritchson, Bruno Gunn, Meta Golding, Sam Claflin and Amanda Plummer join the “Hunger Games” film series for this sequel.
The story for ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.
Lionsgate has revealed, via Digital Spy, this new UK trailer for Jonathan Teplitzky’s ’The Railway Man,’ which stars Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Hiroyuki Sanada and Jeremy Irvine. Based on Eric Lomax’s autobiography, ‘The Railway Man’ tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax discovers that the Japanese interpreter he holds responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him, and his haunting past. The film opens on January 1st, 2014 release. Expect a US date for ’The Railway Man’ shortly.
First Clip From Scott Cooper’s ‘Out Of The Furnace’ Showcases Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson & Willem Dafoe
Relativity Media has let out the hatch, via Yahoo!, this first clip from Scott Cooper’s (Crazy Heart) upcoming revenge-thriller, ‘Out Of The Furnace.’ Christian Bale stars in the film as Russell Baze alongside Casey Affleck as Rodney Baze Jr, Russell’s younger brother. Zoe Saldana plays Bale’s love interest Lena Warren and Sam Shepard will play Red, Russell and Rodney Baze’s uncle. Woody Harrelson plays the brutal crime boss Curtis and Forest Whitaker plays Wesley Barnes, the Sheriff of Braddock. Willem Dafoe also stars.
‘Out of the Furnace’ is a drama about fate, circumstance, and redemption. Russell (Bale) and his younger brother Rodney (Affleck) live in the economically depressed Rust Belt, and have always dreamed of escaping and finding better lives. But when a cruel twist of fate lands Russell in prison, his brother is lured into one of the most violent and ruthless crime rings in the Northeast – a mistake that will almost cost him everything. Once released, Russell must choose between his own freedom, or risk it all to seek justice for his brother. ‘Out Of The Furnace’ opens in cinemas on December 6th in the US and on January 31st in the UK.