I am physically incapable of containing my excitement for the new “The Great Gatsby” movie. I want to YELL ABOUT IT. It’s bound to be divisive, of course, but “Gatsby” is one of my favorite books of all time, and considering the first Hollywood adaptation was a poorly-acted flop, I really think F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus deserves an epic redo. And from what we’ve seen so far in the teasers, Baz Luhrmann’s version will be nothing if not epic — seriously, this brand-new trailer, featuring new music from Beyonce (covering Amy Winehouse!), Lana Del Rey, and Florence + the Machine, gives me the goddamn chills. The anachronistic contemporary but somehow appropriate soundtrack, the gorgeous beaded Prada dresses and ridiculous diamonds, the fantastical settings… I’m foaming at the mouth. Watch it, then watch it again, and maybe a third time for good measure. [YouTube]
Someone up there must be looking out for me, because there are so many amazing movies about teenagers behaving badly in my future! As if I wasn’t already psyched enough about “Spring Breakers” hitting theaters on the 22nd, the first teaser trailer for “The Bling Ring,” the Sofia Coppola-directed film based on the true tale of a band of wealthy, fame-hungry L.A. teenagers who robbed multiple celebrity residences back in 2009, came out on Friday. Naturally, it is 56 seconds of pure dark, sleazy bliss. The movie looks completely, outlandishly ridiculous, and I am so in. God, I love watching Hermione get all slutty! [YouTube]
The long-awaited “Spring Breakers” trailer has hit the web, and nothing I say could even come close to doing it justice. Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine star in Harmony Korine’s latest vehicle as four bored college students who will do anything to go ham on spring break, and you can count on them looking nothing like they did at the premiere (above). A RiFF RaFF-channeling James Franco sports cornrows as rapper/drug dealer Alien, and I have no idea who Gucci Mane plays but he is most definitely in this movie. I think it looks rad — much better than expected, actually — and I can’t wait to see squeaky-clean Selena get her sleaze on. Ch-ch-check it out. Y’all wanna die tonight? [MTV] Keep reading »
“Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 1″ had the wedding, the gown (!), and sexy vampire sexy sex. Oh, and shirtless werewolf hunks. Now the trailer for the last movie in the “Twilight” series, “Breaking Dawn, Part 2,” is here and there’s no way it can compare. The final part of the saga is all about Bella and Edward trying to protect their daughter Renesmee — who, this being a “Twilight” movie, is fearing for her life — and an epic werewolf/vampire battle with the Volturi. Twi-hards may be into it, but as a somewhat apathetic fan, I really think I could skip this one. But of course, I will take my movie-going cues from noted cinéaste James Franco, per usual.
Amelia might be laying on a beach in Tulum, Mexico, this week, but her
deep abiding love obsession with Ryan Gosling is still with us. In her honor, here’s The Gos’ new trailer for “The Gangster Squad,” a cops-and-robbers movie about gangsters in 1940′s L.A., co-starring luckiest-bitch-in-the-world Emma Stone. Yup, she gets to make out with Ryan again. Oh, hey, and Josh Brolin and Anthony Mackie is in this film as well and they’re pretty easy on the eyes, too. Enjoy! [YouTube]
The restricted trailer for “Ted,” Seth MacFarlane’s feature film directing debut, was released recently and damn, does it look ridiculous. Mark Wahlberg plays John, a man who lives with his childhood teddy bear brought to life, Ted (voiced by MacFarlane). When John falls in love with Lori (Mila Kunis), he’s forced to grow up. That otherwise basic, wacky premise is, of course, told through MacFarlane’s brand of raunchy, offensive humor — Ted smokes from a bong, John rattles off dozens of “white trash names” like lightening, etc. Personally, I can’t wait.
I saw “Rock Of Ages” when it was a tiny Off Broadway show. And then I saw it (a few times) in its bigger Broadway incarnation. I can safely say it was one of the most thoroughly entertaining musicals of all time. And by gosh, now it’s a huge Hollywood movie starring Tom Cruise as aging rock star Stacee Jaxx and Alec Baldwin as kooky club owner Dennis Dupree. Oh, and Julianne Hough, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Russell Brand, Malin Ackerman, Paul Giamatti and Mary J. Blige grace the screen. So yeah, just a couple of stars in this flick. For those of you who haven’t seen the play as many times as I have, it’s about a couple of small town kids with big Hollywood dreams. The story is peppered with your favorite ’80s power ballads. I don’t want to give anything away, but get your Aqua Net out, put on your acid-wash jeans and prepare to throw your lighters in the air and sing along. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be event to remember. June 15, party people!
We couldn’t be more excited about the new Wes Anderson movie, “Moonrise Kingdom,” about a boy and girl who run away from home together. The cast includes Anderson mainstays Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman, along with Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Bruce Willis. But why I’m really, really excited? My friend Jessica Hische was tapped to do the movie titles! She’s a stellar graphic designer and typographist and I am mega-mega stoked for her. So check out this adorable trailer and pay close attention to the type. [Indiewire]
Reasons why the reboot of “21 Jump Street” might suck: The Holly Robinson or Dustin Nguyen characters seem to be almost nonexistent. Also, Channing Tatum is a poor excuse for Johnny Depp. But who are we kidding? Ice Cube as Captain Dickson? Okay, okay. We’ll be seeing it in theaters (or at least on Netflix streaming).
Nearly everything can feel different if you simply change the music. Don’t believe me? Check out the trailer to Nicholas Winding Refn’s new hyper-intense film “Drive,” starring Ryan Gosling. Only this time, instead of its electro-rock soundtrack, the trailer’s been set to Tom Cochrane’s “Life Is a Highway” and romantic tunes from Enrique Iglesias. Whatever, Gosling still looks goooood
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