Hot on the heels of yesterday’s character poster release, we’ve got ahold of the first trailer for “Maleficent.” Angelina Jolie stars in this new-perspective retelling of Disney’s 1959 take on “Sleeping Beauty” based on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale, in which the Mistress of All Evil places a slumbering curse on the beautiful Princess Aurora. What do we think? Will 135 minutes of Elle Fanning‘s grating faux-English accent effectively drive us insane?
I always manage to forget that Jude Law is actually a terrific actor. “The Talented Mr. Ripley”? “I Heart Huckabees”? “Closer”? So good! Jude’s latest role is as the titular “Dom Hemingway,” a gangster free after 12 years in prison, trawling the streets of London to collect what he’s rightfully owed. Richard E. Grant, Demian Bichir, and “Game of Thrones” beauty (and Frisky favorite) Emilia Clarke also star in what looks to be a violent, vulgar, and shockingly hilarious new film. “Dom Hemingway” premiered in London last night, but it won’t hit American theaters until next April. In the meantime, let’s hope this cheeky (literally) trailer can hold us over. Not safe for work, unless your place of work, like mine, is firmly pro-Jude Law’s naked bum. [via Celebitchy]
“That Awkward Moment” — does a more cringeworthy name for an otherwise redeemable movie exist? (What’s that? The original title was “Are We Officially Dating?” Oh, okay, never mind then.) At first glance, it seems like little more than your standard terrible “bros party and get with hot chicks” fare, but I don’t know! This trailer is kind of charming, and it’s definitely no “Superbad.” Actually, I’m pretty sure this is a movie about guys havin’ feelings, which is weird.
Zac Efron stars as a casual dude living with his two male friends (played by Miles Teller and the always excellent Michael B. Jordan) as they all struggle to stay single. Yes, they are struggling with this. The title, I gather, is taken from “that awkward moment” in every “dating relationship” where you have to decide where it’s all going. That moment, to me, is less awkward and more like “that dry-heaving moment.” I’m gagging just thinking about it. But if all you’re looking for is some hit-it-and-quit-it visual man candy this morning, well, we’ve got Zac naked laying horizontally across a toilet for you. He later straps on a fake dick for what he thinks is a costume party. (It isn’t.) Will see! [Gossip Cop]
To be honest, I hadn’t heard anything about “Charlie Countryman” that would make me want to see it, especially considering that star Shia LaBeouf both A) gives me the douchechills and B) reminds me of my ex-boyfriend. (These points may/may not be connected.) But man, I just watched the first trailer, and oh man it looks sooooo gooooood. Evan Rachel Wood is excellent with a thick Romanian accent, and even Shia seems like he may be redeeming himself as an American who falls for Wood’s musician character and follows her down the rabbit hole into a turbulent gangster-ridden underworld. Consider my interest piqued.
Behold, the second trailer for “American Hustle,” featuring Jennifer Lawrence‘s boobs!!! Boobs — Jennifer Lawrence has ‘em, and they have a starring role in this movie, or so it would seem. Also: the 70′s, Christian Bale‘s hairy potbelly, Bradley Cooper wearing pink curlers, a goateed Louis C.K. at 1:58. WATCH. [Just Jared]
Our best friend Jennifer Lawrence can really act, huh? Here she is looking devastatingly beautiful alongside Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Bradley Cooper’s perm (I’m sorry but it’s so distracting) in the trailer for “American Hustle” by David O. Russell, who also directed Jennifer in “Silver Linings Playbook.” The movie, which hits theaters on Christmas (the perfect flick for Jews to catch on opening day!), is based on the FBI’s Abscam operation, which means Jennifer and Amy are both working some serious ’70s steaze, decked out in fur coats, bouffants, and diamonds all over the place. HOT.
Nearly forty-five percent of American marriages are projected to end in divorce. It’s sad, it’s unfortunate, but it’s true: failed marriages are a major theme in our current social age. In “A.C.O.D.,” Adam Scott stars as Carter, an A.C.O.D. himself, who must revisit the chaos and confusion of his parents’ bitter separation fifteen years prior when his younger brother decides to get married only to discover that his former therapist, played by Jane Lynch, wasn’t a therapist at all, but a researcher studying the effects of divorce on children … but what of the adult children of divorce, the product of the least-parented generation ever? Director Stuart Zicherman’s debut production also stars Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara as Carter’s parents, Amy Poehler as his stepmother (Dad’s wife #3), and Jessica Alba as his love interest. The promising cast is just the beginning — the trailer in and of itself is at once funny and touching, realistic and poignant. A must see!
Lovers of fashion, lovers of drama, lovers of crazy, lovers of Gina Gershon, lovers of Lifetime original movies: LOOK ALIVE, because “House of Versace,” premiering October 5, has all y’all covered — and in neon animal print and diamond studs, to boot. Donatella Versace as she exists in the material world is a real-life character, so it takes an unbelievably convincing actress to pull off the role without making a caricature of it, and from the looks of this just-released extended preview, Gershon is just the lady to do it. Ahhhhhhh-mazing. Best thing I’ve seen all day. (I mean, besides this.) [via Fashionista]
Oh, good, just what Judaism needs: more fetishism and bizarre cultural misappropriations! Because that whole Holocaust thing wasn’t enough persecution. No, we need more. More, I say! And it must involve Jennifer Love Hewitt. I’m going to tell you the truth; I haven’t deigned to watch the trailer for “Jewtopia”. I’m just going to put it here and let you guys tell me what you think before I even consider it. Quoth Jezebel, “Ivan Sergei plays Christian O’Connell, a man who wants to marry a Jewish girl ‘because I never want to make another decision for as long as I live.’” My great-grandpa Abraham is rolling in his grave. Let me tell you, we did not leave Russia for this shit.
The Palme d’Or is the highest prize awarded at the Cannes Film Festival each year, presented to the director of the best feature film. Past honorees have included such notable favorites as “Amour,” “Fahrenheit 9/11,” “The Pianist,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “Taxi Driver” — so it goes without saying that walking away with the Palme d’Or is no small feat. In fact, it pretty much guarantees an excellent and critically well-received film. But for once, you’ve probably never heard of this year’s winner, nor its stars (Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos), nor its director (Abdellatif Kechiche), nor the French graphic novel it’s based upon (“Blue Angel” by Julie Maroh). “Blue Is the Warmest Color” was much buzzed about during the festival, thanks in part to its reportedly “astonishing” 10-minute, likely unsimulated sex scene (helloooo, NC-17) between the two female lead characters. The film, which opens in American theaters on October 25, tells the rapturous story of Adèle, a 15-year-old aspiring teacher, who finds her world spun on its axis when she falls for Emma, an older, blue-haired art student. The trailer alone is absolutely stunning, set perfectly to a Beach House track. Prepare yourself for the chills.