Fledgling filmmaker Benh Zeitlen’s new film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” garnered tons of acclaim at the recent Sundance Film Festival and was an official selection at Cannes. Even so, that doesn’t necessarily guarantee that it’ll be a compelling, watchable film. But the first trailer, featuring breakout child star Quvenzhane Wallace, makes it look pretty damn good. The film follows Wallace as Hushpuppy on an odyssey to survive a Katrina-like storm, ward off mystical “auroch” creatures, and find his missing mother.
Apparently, when most of us take off for the holidays to hang out with our families, the internet’s cat population takes over. Witness this trailer for the new film “The Dark Knight: Rises” — the latest in the Batman series — as performed by cats. Ironically, incredibly, the role of Catwoman (as played in the actual movie by Anne Hathaway) is played by a dog. [Comic Book Movie]
Hello. Here’s a side of Mandy Moore we haven’t seen: raunchy sex comedy star. She stars in the upcoming comedy, “Swinging With The Finkels,” as a wife who suggests she and her husband, played by Martin Freeman (or Dr. Watson on “Sherlock,” for all you BBC nerds), “see another couple” as a way to spice up their marriage. This looks pretty funny. Especially the part where she bonks Jerry Stiller in the crotch with a vibrator. It’s already debuted in England, apparently, so ask your friend who lives in London how it is. [YouTube] Keep reading »
Attention Twihards! The first trailer for “Breaking Dawn: Part 1″ has been released! Let me start by saying that I hate this new trend of breaking up the final installment of a series into two movies — “Harry Potter” did it first, now “Twilight,” and apparently the third story in the “Hunger Games” trilogy (“Mockingjay”) is going to be a two-parter too. Seriously, screenwriters, stop being lazy and condense that s**t! Anyway, Breaking Dawn
is by far the sexiest and most gruesome of the Twilight
books and I am personally psyched to see how the filmmakers handle the Edward and Bella sex scenes, not to mention Bella’s super nasty pregnancy. The trailer sure makes it look dramatic, but is Jacob going to look that pissed and constipated the entire movie? Are you psyched for “Breaking Dawn: Part 1″?
UPDATE: So, the first trailer I posted got taken down cause of the whole copyright thing. So I found this one, but it’ll probably get taken down shortly too. Now, if it does get taken down, I’ll leave the post up and update it again after the MTV Movie Awards. That’s where the trailer is supposed to debut, but apparently someone got hold of it and now Summit is freaking and trying to get YouTube to take down all the leaked ones. But, post-Movie Awards, the trailer will be officially released to the web and I’ll put that one in. Does that make sense? “Breaking Dawn” is clearly very important business. Keep reading »
It pains me to say this, but the trailer for Mel Gibson‘s new film, “The Beaver,” directed by his BFF Jodie Foster, doesn’t look terrible. Mel plays a father and husband who goes under the psychological care of a prescription beaver puppet to “put some distance between himself and the negative aspects of his personality.” It looks like it addresses how a loved one’s mental illness affects a family — a subject that IRL racist, sexist, death threat-making Mel knows all too much about. Will Mel’s abusive craziness towards ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva affect whether or not you watch his movies? Assuming, of course, you watched Mel Gibson movies in the first place. [YouTube] Keep reading »
It’s a good thing that the infinitely adorable Neil Patrick Harris
is here to introduce the first trailer for “The Smurfs Movie
.” Without him I would have thought I got conned into watching an ad for “Transformers 3.” NPH also helped soothe the harsh realization that it is going to be another year before the Smurfs hit the big screen, which means a whole lot of waiting and being bombarded by ads. But with the double dose of cute provided by NPH and the Smurfs, I think we can handle it. Keep reading »
When I first moved to California, I had a fantasy about living in an Airstream trailer off the beach. But then I realized I had no idea how to maintain a trailer—I mean, how does one start a tank of propane? Where does my poop go? How would I cook without potentially exploding my home? I chickened out. But it turns out that Pamela Anderson really enjoys living in the trailer she’s been in while her house is renovated. You mean, despite the fact that she hasn’t mastered wearing pants, she’s figured out how to work a trailer? Maybe I should try again. [Celebitchy]
Actually, several other celebrities have gotten cozy in their double-wides. Here’s who. Keep reading »
ICON. LEGEND. FEARED. REVERED. ANNA F**KING WINTOUR, begins the trailer for The September Issue. (Well, minus “f**king,” but we totally wouldn’t have been shocked.) Watch it now and tell us what your favorite bit was in the comments. I was partial to Andre Leon Talley lamenting the “famine of beauty” towards the end. And Anna glancing at proofs and saying “she looks pregnant” over a picture of Jennifer Garner. And the part when Thakoon compares Anna to Madonna (because it’s true). And everything. Just everything. [The Cut] Keep reading »