The Playlist

Watch: Trailer For 'Inception'-Esque Thriller 'Mindscape' Starring Mark Strong

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • October 28, 2013 4:24 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
While jumping into the minds and memories of people to see what makes them tick isn't necessarily a new narrative idea, it's hard not to argue that Christopher Nolan's "Inception" took that concept to the kind of blockbuster heights that few could've imagined. Which makes it all the more difficulty for similarly styled movies to play in that territory—they will forever been trying to reach that bar. So as much as we like Mark Strong, "Mindscape" just doesn't stack up.

Watch: New Trailer For Michel Gondry's Animated Noam Chomsky Documentary 'Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • October 28, 2013 3:23 PM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
So what happens when you pair fantastical director Michel Gondry with noted linguist Noam Chomsky? Well, it's pretty much as you might expect; a hybrid of their personalities on film, with the filmmaker's whimsy paired with Chomsky's musings in a movie that could only be called, "Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?"

Abandoned, Enslaved, Destined: Watch The New Trailer For Keanu Reeves' '47 Ronin'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • October 28, 2013 11:38 AM
  • |
  • 1 Comment
47 Ronin, Keanu Reeves
As "World War Z" proved this summer, a blockbuster movie going through numerous delays and production woes doesn't automatically add up to a box office bomb. In fact, the zombie thriller was one of Brad Pitt's most successful films of his career, and for audiences at large, the bad blogosphere buzz didn't seem to deter them from buying tickets. So, will the same fate await "47 Ronin"?

Watch: Trailer For Ridley Scott Produced Event Series 'Klondike' With Richard Madden & Abbie Cornish

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • October 28, 2013 10:31 AM
  • |
  • 3 Comments
So "The Counselor" opened this weekend and flopped fairly hard, but don't worry about Ridley Scott. Not only is he already in production on his Bible movie "Exodus," as per usual, he's got about a half billion projects coming up with his name stamped on them as an executive producer. And this one certainly has us a bit curious.

Watch: Another Fantastic Trailer For HBO's 'True Detective' With Matthew McConaughey & Woody Harrelson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • October 28, 2013 9:00 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
A moody procedural, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, and directed by Cary Fukunaga ("Sin Nombre," "Jane Eyre") for HBO—that should pretty much explain why this is probably one of our most eagerly anticipated shows of 2014. But the fact that the trailers and teasers so far have looked even better than we could've dreamed is only making his an even more exciting prospect. And once again HBO has dropped yet another teaser, and damn, if this doesn't look like a knockout.

Watch: First Trailer For 'The Immigrant' Starring Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix & Jeremy Renner

  • By Drew Taylor
  • |
  • October 25, 2013 2:08 PM
  • |
  • 12 Comments
The Immigrant
It's been slow going for James Gray's period epic "The Immigrant." The film, which stars Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner, debuted at this year's Cannes Film Festival, where it was up for the Palme d'Or (it lost to "Blue is the Warmest Color"), but since then there hasn't been much news. The Weinstein Company is scheduled to handle domestic distribution, but didn't schedule the lengthy historical drama for awards consideration (some have speculated that the film will go directly to On Demand services) and aside from a few festival presentations, remains largely unseen. Thankfully a November release date is still planned for France, which has provided us with the first-ever trailer for the film (via Elle).

Watch: This Is What 6 Seconds Of The 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Trailer Looks Like

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • October 24, 2013 1:27 PM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
X-Men Days Of Future Past teaser
Yes, we know live the era when there are teasers for trailers. Even today's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" trailer was preceded by a ten-second snippet and a one-minute "Entertainment Tonight" preview. And so, with the "X-Men: Days Of Future Past" trailer days away, the tradition continues with six seconds of sizzle stuff to keep fans going. And yes, we're all part of the problem.

Watch: First Trailer For 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Goes Into Battle

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • October 24, 2013 11:58 AM
  • |
  • 14 Comments
There are a lot of interesting factors in the mix for Marvel's next sequel, "Captain America: The Winter Soldier." With the shield-bearing hero being brought into sync with the post-"The Avengers" timeline, the movie is tossing together first-time tentpole directors Anthony and Joe Russo, veteran Robert Redford in a key role and Anthony Mackie flying in to help as Falcon. It's an interesting array of ingredients, but can it recreate the breezy, throwback vibe of "Captain America: The First Avenger"? Or will it be something different?

Exclusive: Trailer & Poster For Paul Thomas Anderson Approved Indie Spirit Winner 'Breakfast With Curtis'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
  • |
  • October 24, 2013 11:01 AM
  • |
  • 2 Comments
For any filmmaker, particularly if you're working on an independent movie, accolades from critics and audiences are cherished and valued, providing validation for the long hours put in to realize your vision. But it must feel extra special when a director the caliber Paul Thomas Anderson takes the time to single out your effort for praise. "I absolutely love it. You've never seen anything like it. It's a smile from beginning to end," Anderson said about Laura Colella's "Breakfast With Curtis" after discovering it last year at the L.A. Film Festival. And now, we get a chance to see what captured his attention.

Watch: Trailer For Paul Walker's Hurricane Katrina Movie 'Hours'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
  • |
  • October 24, 2013 10:17 AM
  • |
  • 0 Comments
Hours Paul Walker
First announced in the fall of 2011, the Paul Walker-starring thriller, “Hours,” is finally seeing a release this winter. Set in New Orleans directly in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the film’s first official trailer has arrived online.

Email Updates

Recent Comments