Videos and Trailers
Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have unveiled this full-length trailer for Justin Simien’s ‘Dear White People,’ which premiered at earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival to stellar reviews and a special jury award for breakthrough talent. Starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner, Teyonah Parris, Brandon Bell, Malcolm Barrett, Brittany Curran, Justin Dobies, Marque Richardson, Dennis Haysbert and Peter Syversten, ‘Dear White People’ follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students.
From Lionsgate comes this new behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘The Expendables 3.’ Opening in cinemas on August 14th, the film stars Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Terry Crews, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Antonio Banderas, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford, Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, Glen Powell and Kelsey Grammar. Patrick Hughes (Red Hill) directs from a script by Creighton Rothenberger and Katrin Benedikt, who previously teamed on ‘Olympus Has Fallen,’ and Stallone.
Paramount Pictures has set loose this latest clip from the Dwayne Johnson-led ‘Hercules.’ Directed by Brett Ratner, ‘Hercules’ will be distributed worldwide on July 25th and co-stars the likes of Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Aksel Hennie, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal and Reece Ritchie. Based on the graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” the film is a revisionist take on the classic myth. I’m posting a bunch of interviews for ‘Hercules’ later this week, so stay tuned.
New Trailer For ‘Hector And The Search For Happiness’ – Starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer…
This new US trailer has arrived online for ‘Hector and the Search for Happiness,’ the upcoming comedy/drama based on François Lelord’s novel of the same name. Starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgard and Jean Reno, the film opens in the UK and Ireland on August 15th and in the US on September 19th. Peter Chisholm directs.
In the film, Simon Pegg plays Hector, an eccentric yet irresistible London psychiatrist in crisis: his patients are just not getting any happier. He’s going nowhere. Then one day, armed with buckets of courage and an almost child-like curiosity, Hector breaks out of his sheltered vacuum of a life into a global quest to find out if happiness exists. More importantly, if it exists for Hector. And so begins a colorful, exotic, dangerous and hysterical journey.
‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze’ had Vanilla Ice’s “Ninja Rap,” and today Paramount Pictures has debuted online “Shellshocked,” a song from Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, and Ty Dolla $ign for 2014’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’ In related news, the studio has also released the above poster for the film.
With the release of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ fast approaching, Marvel has unveiled this new behind-the-scenes featurette for the superhero space opera. The top-notch cast for ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ which opens in the UK and Ireland on July 31st before opening in the US on August 1st, includes Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as Gamora, Dave Bautista as Drax, Bradley Cooper as Rocket Raccoon, Vin Diesel as Groot, Lee Pace as Ronan the Accuser, Karen Gillan as Nebula, Michael Rooker as Yondu, Djimon Hounsou as Korath, Benicio del Toro as The Collector, John C. Reilly as Corpsman Dey, Glenn Close as Nova Prime and if recent reports are true, Josh Brolin as Thanos. Ophelia Lovibond, Gregg Henry, Marama Corlett, Emmett J. Scanlan and Enzo Cilenti co-star.