Gus Van Sant has tackled some touchy subjects in the past, from school shootings to gay rights, but his new movie "Promised Land" is sure to ruffle even more feathers. Corporate America, be warned.
The first theatrical trailer for "Promised Land" has hit the web and it shows that the movie should be able to balance some of its touchy subject matter with an inspirational and uplifting story. The flick stars Matt Damon as a salesman who works alongside Frances McDormand's land leaser to try to acquire areas of the country rich with natural gas for a multi-billion-dollar corporation. He heads to the struggling fictional town of McKinley and seemingly has convinced them to sell their land when an environmentalist played by John Krasinski shows up and makes both Damon and the town change their perspectives on giving up their country.
As Krasinski's character says in the trailer, "We're not fighting for land ... we're fighting for people."
By Colin Greten
"Trouble with the Curve" is officially in theaters today, however its different premiere that has die-hard baseball fans excited. The trailer for the new Jackie Robinson movie, "42," is here, and with Jay-Z's "Brooklyn We Go Hard" in the background the film already looks like a homerun.
"42" (Robinson's number) chronicles the story of Jackie Robinson, who became the first African American to play in the modern era of Major League Baseball in 1947, despite the fact that America itself was still very segregated. The trailer conveys the film's depth, detailing not only Robinson's fame and success but his struggle to get to that point and his impact on society as a whole.
Prepare to see Alan Rickman as you've never seen him before.
The con is on in the new international trailer for "Gambit," and Rickman's character (the richest man in all of England) is the one who's going to be screwed over by it. Fortunately, it seems as though he more than deserves the scam. As multi-billionaire Lord Shabandar, Rickman is willing to take it all off and it seems like he had a blast doing it. After years of seeing him as the cold Severus Snape, it's fun to see him let loose a little in a villain role.
Not to sound ungrateful, but the newest trailer for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" left us wanting more. Not because there wasn't enough epic material in the preview, but because we know they have more.
But four extended scenes were sneakily hidden on the official Warner Bros website for "The Hobbit." (Well, not sneakily. We just didn't know about them right away.)
And they're actually pretty good. One scene in particular gives us another generous look at "Riddles in the Dark," this time focusing on the already conflicted Gollum, who discusses with himself whether to help Bilbo or not.
You can check out all of the alternate endings (via Bleeding Cool) after the jump!
It took nine months, but the new trailer for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is now here, and it does not disappoint. The preview focuses more heavily on story than the previous look at the film and clearly outlines what we'll be seeing in the first installment of the trilogy.
For the Tolkien geeks out there, the trailer features a surprising cameo from Radagast, a wizard who appears as only a passing reference in "Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit," but one that will play a major role in the parallel storyline following him, Gandalf, Saruman, and Galadriel, as they hunt for the Necromancer.
Check out the full trailer after the jump!
Happy Tolkien Week, everybody!
The world's most hobbit-friendly director, Peter Jackson, took to his Facebook page to kick off a week of celebrating everything Middle-earth in style.
To honor the 75th anniversary of the publication of "The Hobbit," Jackson and his team will finally release a second theatrical trailer for the first installment in the new trilogy, "An Unexpected Journey."
Check out Jackson's announcement after the jump!
The way the first trailer for Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" is structured, it's easy to assume that Daniel Day-Lewis' Lincoln voice belongs to someone else the first time we hear it. When we finally match the voice to the face, it almost seems a little bizarre to not only associate Lincoln with that higher voice, but to hear it come from Daniel "I Drink Your Milkshake" Day-Lewis.
Yahoo! Movies quoted famed Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer, who explains that Lincoln's voice was probably much higher than history, his stature, and his facial features would have us believe.
"Lincoln's voice, as far as period descriptions go, was a little shriller, a little higher," Holzer told Smithsonian Magazine.
So for future reference, if you're ever thinking about questioning an acting choice made by Day-Lewis, don't.
A new trailer for "Wreck-It Ralph" debuted over at Yahoo! Movies today, and it really is a must-watch. It is similar to the first one in that it sets up the bad-guy-wanting-to-be-good premise, along with quick glimpses of secondary characters who will be very familiar to gamers everywhere. The best part about it is seeing more of the video game landscapes and hearing a few funny quips and exchanges between the major players, played by John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Adam Corolla, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling, Horatio Sanz, etc.
We learn that Ralph and his game's "good guy" Fix-it Felix (McBrayer) are good friends and that when Ralph deserts his game he puts its existence in jeopardy - a threat that in this world is referred to as "pulling the plug," so his game's characters set out on a journey to bring Ralph back to his game.
We're all waiting with bated breath for the premiere of the first "Lincoln" trailer, for Daniel Day-Lewis to explode all of our heads with his sure-to-be insane take on the sixteenth president, and to see his face added to the five dollar bill because it looks way more like Lincoln.
As we reported last week, the trailer for Steven Spielberg's biopic is going to debut later this week as a part of a Google+ hangout, and then after the premiere, the director and Joseph Gordon-Levitt will take part in a group chat to talk about the movie.
To catch a teaser for the trailer and your first look at "Lincoln" footage, click past the jump!
Recently have you found yourself thinking, "You know, Billy Crystal hasn't been in a movie in a really long time"? How about "Neither has Bette Midler. I love those two. They should do a movie together"?
Thankfully, the trailer for "Parental Guidance," which stars the two comedy veterans debuted today over at Yahoo! Movies.
You can check out the trailer and the official synopsis after the jump!