Supernerd Picks His Ten Best Films From the First Half of 2016!

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by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer

Hello Indie Revolver faithful! Hard to believe that six months has already passed since I did my Top and Bottom of 2015. And I said at the end of that piece that I was going to go to even more movies this year (despite working a full-time job already) to give our readers a fuller look at the movies that have come out this year and to give you the best possible year-end article I can.

Well I’m glad to say I’ve succeeded in that aspect. As of the end of June I’ve seen as many movies in six months as I did in the entirety of 2015. Crazy, right? So since I’ve been a cinematic beast this year I’ve decided to up my game and give you the readers a prequel to my Top Ten at the end of the year.

Just so you know, I’m not going to give my rankings along with these films (Letter or Star). I’ll simply tell you that these films all ranked at an A- or 4 Stars or higher on my overall rankings.

DEADPOOL – A flat-out crazy comic book movie that set the bar pretty high for the year. Ryan Reynolds captured the spirit of Wade Wilson perfectly and delivered one of his best comedic performances in years.

LAMB – Creepy but redeemingly soulful, Lamb took me out of my comfort zone and had me expecting the worst but hoping for the best from the moment the main characters (A middle-aged man and a pre-teen girl) meet up.

ZOOTOPIA – The first of two Disney movies featuring talking animals on my list. It was cute and light but still had a great message for kids without being too sappy to be enjoyable for adults.

HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS – Sally Field can do no wrong in this film. A movie that shows you’re never too old to have a coming of age. Funny but emotional and bittersweet at times.

EYE IN THE SKY – Intense thriller that has a stellar cast and ratchets up the intensity as each minute ticks by. I’m not sure as to how this will hold up on multiple viewings but it needs to be seen at least once.

EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!! – A love letter to the eighties that doesn’t wink slyly at the camera as if to say “Look at how silly we were back then.” A super fun movie with a great cast that are all bound to breakout sooner rather than later.

JUNGLE BOOK – The other talking animal movie from the House of Mouse. So damn real you’d swear Disney taught animals how to talk. And you’re also saying this was shot primarily on green screen? Unbelievable. One of the most beautifully produced movies this year.

SING STREET – Just a pure joy to watch. Heartwarming story and catchy music combine for a film that made me smile, cry and laugh (sometimes all at once). John Carney adds another great musical to his list of accomplishments.

CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR – The third film in the Captain America franchise may be the best of the bunch and it’s easily one of the best films from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Great story, bombastic fight sequences and it got fans talking by introducing two new characters (Black Panther and Spider-Man) to the MCU.

A BIGGER SPLASH – A slice-of-life picture (if your life was that of a lounging rock star recovering from throat surgery). Tilda Swinton takes control of every scene she’s in, sometimes with just a raspy whisper. And Ralph Fiennes’ manic energy will keep you entertained until the end. Yet again another film with a beautiful backdrop and great soundtrack.

THE NICE GUYS – A great 70’s crime caper. Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe have such great chemistry together onscreen that this just begs for a sequel…or three! Shane Black delivers another noir-ish masterpiece.

So there we have it folks – the tip of my cinematic iceberg. There were so many other great films that almost made the cut. Movies like The Witch, Midnight Special, The Lobster, Green Room and so many more just came in under the top notch mark but were still great films and deserve to be seen.

Also keep in mind that we still have six more months (and Oscar Season) to get through. I’d bet 3/4 of this list most likely won’t be here come year’s end. But for now these are the films I’ve enjoyed the most so far this year.

Keep checking back as new reviews get added weekly and my Top Ten / Bottom Five will show up at the end of the year!

Check It Out: New International Trailer for Harry Potter Spinoff ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling.

Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four Harry Potter blockbusters.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them also stars Katherine Waterston (Steve Jobs, Inherent Vice) as Tina; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Jacob; Alison Sudol (Dig, Transparent) as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Ezra Miller (Trainwreck) as Credence; two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (In America, Sweet and Lowdown) as Mary Lou; Oscar winner Jon Voight (Coming Home, TV’s Ray Donovan) as Henry Shaw, Sr.; Ron Perlman (the Hellboyfilms) as Gnarlack; Carmen Ejogo (Selma) as Seraphina; Jenn Murray (Brooklyn) as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell (True Detective) as Percival Graves.

The film marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, whose beloved Harry Potterbooks were adapted into the top-grossing film franchise of all time. Her script was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by her character Newt Scamander.

The film reunites a number of people from the Harry Potter features, including producers David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.

Collaborating with Yates behind the scenes are: Oscar-winning director of photography Philippe Rousselot (A River Runs Through It, the Sherlock Holmesmovies), three-time Oscar-winning production designer Stuart Craig (The English Patient, Dangerous Liaisons, Gandhi, the Harry Potter films), three-time Oscar-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (Chicago, Memoirs of a Geisha, Alice in Wonderland), Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Tim Burke (Gladiator, the Harry Potter films), Oscar-nominated visual effects supervisor Christian Manz (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows–Part 1), and Yates’ longtime editor Mark Day (the last fourHarry Potter films).

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is being filmed at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, which was home to the Harry Potter films for a decade. Some scenes were also shot on location in Liverpool, England.

Warner Bros. Pictures has slated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for worldwide release in 2D and 3D in select theatres and IMAX on November 18, 2016.

A Big Lebowski Jesus Quintana Spinoff Film is Filming Right Now!

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-Chief

We can all agree on a few things. The sky is blue, Cotton Candy Grapes are legitimate food sorcery (seriously, check them out. I’m OBSESSED), and John Turturro’s Jesus Quintana stole every scene that he appeared in in the Coen Brothers 1998 cult masterpiece The Big Lebowski. This really says something when you stop to consider that he was acting against Steve Buscemi, Jeff Bridges and John Goodman who were all putting in all-time great performances.

Over the years the idea of a spinoff starring “The Jesus” had been teased and kicked around, but you always had a feeling that the Coen’s liked the idea more in theory than actually stepping in and directing the film, telling MTV in 2009:

“We don’t see it yet,” Ethan said.

“That movie has more of an enduring fascination for other people than it does for us,” Joel added.

Turturro himself has always been VERY vocal in his desire to make a spinoff starring the scene stealing pederast though, with the Coens noting in that same interview:

“Oh, he serious. He’s on board,” Ethan said.

“He’s very serious,” Joel added.

Ethan does go as far as saying that “It could happen.”

That was 2009, flash forward seven years and John Turturro is currently in New York directing and starring in an adaptation of the 1974 French film Going Places (Les Valseuses) which follows “a trio of misfits whose irreverent, sexually charged dynamic evolves into a love story as their spontaneous and flippant attitude backfires time and again. When they make enemies with a gun-toting hairdresser, their journey becomes one of constant escape.”

Sounds like a fun premise, but what wasn’t known (until BirthMoviesDeath clued everyone in) is the fact that Turturro is dusting off our favorite amateur (but VERY serious) bowler from The Big Lebowski, Jesus Quintana, for his film. Yeah, let that sink in. We are getting more of The Jesus. Finally.

Joining Turturro is Bobby Cannavale, Audrey Tautou and Susan Sarandon. BMD report that “Turturro’s Jesus and Cannavale’s Petey, compete to give a woman (Tautou) her first orgasm after she’s roped into their hijinks. Sarandon also ends up in their company, playing a criminal who just got out after a long stint in prison.”

For the record I’d be much happier to see a Lebowski spinoff written and directed by the Coens, but I have to imagine the project has their blessing. Turturro is a pretty good filmmaker in his own right, (check out Fading Gigolo) so at least it’s being helmed by the second best guy. Hopefully Turturro’s enthusiastic affection for the character translates to a great film.

What’s The Jesus been up? Did he make it past the semis without having to take Walter’s piece away from him? There’s no word on if he’s kept up his game, but BMD say they do know that “his off-beat hair choices and proclivity for purple both remain firmly intact.”

Thank heavens for little miracles. At least he’s moved on from eight year olds.

Fuck Me, Jared Leto to Annoy the Shit Out of the Blade Runner 2 Cast & Crew

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-Chief

Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner has always been sacred ground to me. I own the film in nearly every iteration and can run you through the differences and merits of the Workprint, US Theatrical, International, Director’s and Scott’s Final Cut of the film if you have some time. I’ve read Paul M. Sammon’s meticulous researched history of the fillm’s production, Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner  cover to cover many times. (It really is one of the greatest making of film books out there) So I’m a little passionate and more than a little precious when it comes to Blade Runner. After that preamble I’m sure that you wouldn’t be too shocked to find out that the film easily cracks my favorite five films of all time.

I started off anti BR2 from the get go. The film’s original ending (the one from the Workprint/Director’s Cut/Final Cut not the weird theatrical one using shots from The Shining) left the story where I wanted. The ending was ambiguous and left viewers to ponder the questions and come up with their own answers. Inherently, a sequel will have to undo that, right? Maybe it will, maybe it won’t. But with Ridley Scott coming back with Harrison Ford, I was willing to give it a chance.

Then Ridley Scott dropped out and they cast Ryan Gosling as the lead. I’m not at all a Ryan Gosling guy in the least. Sometimes he’s really good, but mostly I feel like I can see the mechanics of his acting. “My character would roll his pack of smokes up in the sleeve of his white t-shirt because he’s really blue collar.”  Something about him as an actor just doesn’t rub me the right way. More power to you if you’re a fan, but his presence in a film generally doesn’t put my ass in a seat. Director Denis Villeneuve is another story completely. He’s easily one of the most exciting filmmakers working today and seems to be improving with every new film. The rest of the cast he’s assembled is amazing with Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis (she’s got to be a riff on Pris, Right??), Dave Bautista (who blocked me then unblocked me on Twitter for saying I was on the fence about BR2), Barkhad Abdi (The dude who jacked Tom Hanks’ ship in Captain Philips) And Ana De Armas (who was wonderful in Knock Knock) filling out the rest of the cast.

Today Variety announced that Villeneuve has added Jared Leto to his cast for his as yet Untitled Blade Runner Sequel. I can’t stand Jared Leto. Is he talented? Of course. He’s a great actor and deserving of his Oscar for Dallas Buyers Club, but man is he a pretentious douchebag. I have zero doubt that a filmmaker like Villeneuve knows precisely what he’s doing, but it does not sell me on this film in the least. After Leto’s recent antics on the set of Suicide Squad, and the reception of his “performance,” Leto is luckier to have this film than this film is to have him. It’s an impressive feat to follow up an Academy Award winning performance with a film a performance so terrible that they nearly cut him out of the film completely. Thankfully, BR2 has been filming for a bit so Leto’s role is likely not very big. You have to wonder if WB pushed him on Villeneuve as a way to rehab his damaged (see what I did there) image with a good role as a way to wave the stink lines away from one of their biggest characters in the DCEU.

 

Don’t Expect to See Natalie Portman in the MCU Again Anytime Soon

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-Chief

The writing has been on the wall for a while now but it looks like Natalie Portman’s time in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is at an end. Word around the campfire for a while has been that Jane Foster would not be appearing in Thor’s upcoming third adventure titled Thor: Ragnarok and now in a new interview with The Wall Street Journal Portman seems to confirm that rather than the academy award winner being done with the MCU, the MCU is done with her:

“As far as I know, I’m done. I don’t know if maybe one day, they’ll ask for an Avengers 7 or whatever, but as far as I know, I’m done. It was a great thing to be a part of.”

Something about this does not pass the sniff test to me. I can’t for a minute believe that Marvel would choose to walk away from having an actress of Portman’s caliber in their stable of other Oscar winners. I immediately assumed that this story was going to be that Portman was dragging her feet about returning due to her wanting to pursue more traditional non-superhero films. Then again, the direction they’ve been going since Jane Foster was established kind of leaves her out. The character is kind of an albatross for Thor’s solo adventures and the MCU’s larger story arcs in general. Who knows, with Jane Foster swinging Mjolnir around in the comics we could maybe see Portman taking a much larger role in MCU future.

Perhaps that’s the plan for Avengers 7…

A New Clue Film in the Works!

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-Chief

Even though I was a child of the 80’s and identify most of my film tastes to everything that I absorbed, I didn’t see the original 1985 film adaptation for the board game Clue until a couple years ago. I couldn’t believe that a film that delightful had somehow escaped me for all those years. Thankfully I saw it, but man, what a terrific film that I would have worn out, had I seen it as a kid.

Now The Tracking Board reports that a new film based on Clue is in the works at 20th Century Fox. Universal worked for years to get a new film off the ground until 2011, with Pirates of the Caribbean helmer Gore Verbinski attached to direct last. No word on whether or not Verbinski will have anything to do with the film now that it’s at Fox.

Unsurprisingly there are no story details at this point, but like everything these days Fox may be hoping to make a franchise out of Clue with The Tracking Board reporting, “there’s a desire to move the story out of the parlor and make it a game of “worldwide mystery” with action-adventure elements, potentially setting up a possible franchise that could play well internationally.”

This drives me nuts. How about focusing on making a single entertaining film, rather than trying to focus on multiple films? Let’s learn to walk before we run.

I can’t imagine anyone else taking up the historic roles after the 1985 film. Who would be your pick to play Miss Scarlet or Yvette?

I have a thought on who I’d love to see as Mr. Body…

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Maybe it’s just wish fulfillment.

Your Favorite Alcoholic Santa Suits up Again in the First Trailer for Bad Santa 2!

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-Chief

It looks like today is the day of nostalgia teaser trailers.

I am a fan of inappropriate holiday films and the original Bad Santa had everything I wanted in an inappropriate Christmas film. Billy Bob Thornton has been very vocal in the past about not wanting to move forward with a sequel if it wasn’t going to live up to the original film. Now that we have a new adventure on the way, I can’t wait to see what they’ve cooked up.

Outside of Thonrton’s Willie, it seems as though we’ll have Thurman Merman and Marcus (Tony Cox) returning for the sequel. I’m not sure how they’re explaining Marcus, since he died in the first film.

Joining the three returning cast members is Kathy Bates as Thornton’s foul mouthed mother and Christina Henricks as an Ivy league uppercrust running a charity that is targeted by Willie and mom.

The Gang’s All Here in Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting 2 Trailer!

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-Chief

There’s something comforting to know Spud, Denton, Sick Boy and Begbie are all still kicking twenty years after Trainspotting. It’s also comforting to know that Danny Boyle is the guy behind the camera for their next adventure. Not much is known about the film at this point other than the film will be loosely set on the sequel novel penned by Irvine Welch titled Porno. 

The trailer really is a perfect tease, a throwback to the first films iconic marketing that make original fans nostalgic. From the orange backdrops to the Iggy Pop tune. I can’t wait to see what Boyle and crew have cooked up for the gangs next adventure. I can’t believe it’s been twenty years.

SDCC 16: It’s Harry Potter Inside the Matrix in the Bananas Second Trailer for Marvel’s Doctor Strange

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Marvel’s Doctor Strange follows the story of the talented neurosurgeon Doctor Stephen Strange who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and learn the secrets of a hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based in New York City’s Greenwich Village, Doctor Strange must act as an intermediary between the real world and what lies beyond, utilizing a vast array of metaphysical abilities and artifacts to protect the Marvel cinematic universe.

SDCC 16: Zack Snyder Reverses his Approach in the First Trailer for Justice League and it Still Doesn’t Seem to Work

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I suppose it’s better than the ridiculous trailer that found itself into the middle of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy.  Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.  But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

SDCC 16: Can Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman Right the Course for the DCEU? The First Trailer is a Good Sign…

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Wonder Woman hits movie theaters around the world next summer when Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins. Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny.

SDCC 16: Kong is a Big MF’er in the Tremendous Trailer for Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ Kong: Skull Island Starring Brie Larson!

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Kong: Skull Island reimagines the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure from director Jordan Vogt-Roberts. In the film, a diverse team of explorers is brought together to venture deep into an uncharted island in the Pacific—as beautiful as it is treacherous—unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.

SDCC 16: Take a Gander at the Wonder Woman Teaser Poster!

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-Chief

I don’t care what you say Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was an unmitigated disaster, a stillborn that was dead on arrival. The Ultimate Extended Edition did not sway me one bit, it was still a bad movie. You could let Zack Snyder have five hours and it still wouldn’t have been any good. There were large fundamental problems with the film that began with the filmmaker.

Wonder Woman was pretty much spared in BvS, standing out as one of the least bad things in the film. Let me say, Gal Gadot is wonderful casting, she is a goddess in exactly the way Wonder Woman should be. That said, the script gave no legitimate reason for her to a part of BvS’s story other than to have Wonder Woman in a film with Batman and Superman.

I’m hopeful for a standalone Wonder Woman film though. The first looks we’ve gotten of Patty Jenkins’ film look terrific. I like the tone, I like that it’s set in the past, I like that it looks as far from BvS as possible.

Today we have our first look at the teaser poster for Wonder Woman and it really nails the larger than life aesthetic and gives us something Zack Snyder never would, color. It’s not dreary, it’s hopeful.

Let’s hope this film rights the DCEU ship.

I doubt Suicide Squad is going to be the film to do it…

SDCC 16: The World Is Ready for a Bulletproof Black Man in the First Teaser for Netflix’s ‘Luke Cage’

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-Chief

After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive who attempts to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But soon he is pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.

If this doesn’t get the juices flowing, nothing will. The scene feels like a nice homage to the terrific hallway tracking shot in the first season of Daredevil. Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker noted the timeliness of Marvel’s first movie or series led by an African American during the Luke Cage panel at SDCC stating ,  “When I think about what’s going on in the world right now, the world is ready for a bulletproof black man.”

I couldn’t agree more. Take a look at the teaser for the first season of Netflix’s Luke Cage below:

SDCC 16: Netflix’s First Look at Their Upcoming ‘Iron Fist’ Series

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-it-Chief

If I’m being honest I was always intrigued by the origin story of Iron Fist, but never sought him out when reading comics as a kid. I appreciated when he showed up in stories I read, but I never went looking for Danny Rand’s solo stories in the comic store.

For those unfamiliar, in the comic world Iron Fist is Danny Rand a martial artist who attains the power of Iron Fist after defeating a mystical dragon and plunging his fist into its molten heart. I’m sure Netflix’s series will take a more grounded approach to the character’s origin, but judging by the mystical second season of Daredevil you can bet it won’t be completely watered down.

Below you’ll find the first teaser for Netflix’s Iron Fist series. Take a look and let us know what you think!

SDCC 16: Check Out the First Teaser for Marvel’s ‘ The Defenders’

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-it-Chief

We knew it would happen, but we didn’t know when. Originally Netflix’s Daredevil/Jessica Jones/Luke Cage/Iron Fist team up series was scheduled to hit the streaming juggernaut after a 13 episode run for each character to set things up. But thanks to the surprise success of Daredevil, resulting in the order of a second season, things changed leaving us to wonder when we might see the Avengers-style team-up, or if it would even happen at all?

The good news is that The Defenders is still happening and we know when. Kind of. Thanks to the teaser below we know that Netflix’s superheroes will all join forces in 2017.

Take a look at the teaser below and prepare to get excited. There’s no real footage in this announcement video, but it will definitely get you pumped in anticipation.

Trailer: Denzel, Chris Pratt and Their Motley Crew Take on an Army in the Magnificent Seven

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Director Antoine Fuqua brings his modern vision to a classic story in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures’ and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven. With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired guns – Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington), Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo), and Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). As they prepare the town for the violent showdown that they know is coming, these seven mercenaries find themselves fighting for more than money.

The Newest Trailer For ‘The Girl on the Train’ Sets up a Steamy Mystery

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In the thriller, Rachel (Blunt), who is devastated by her recent divorce, spends her daily commute fantasizing about the seemingly perfect couple who live in a house that her train passes every day, until one morning she sees something shocking happen there and becomes entangled in the mystery that unfolds.

Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Haley Bennett, Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Allison Janney, Edgar Ramirez, Lisa Kudrow and Laura Prepon star in DreamWorks Pictures’ The Girl on the Train, from director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and producer Marc Platt (Bridge of Spies, Into the Woods).

Based on Paula Hawkins’ bestselling novel, The Girl on the Train is adapted for the screen by Erin Cressida Wilson and Taylor. The film’s executive producers are Jared LeBoff and Celia Costas, and it will be released by Universal Pictures.

 

Godzilla is Pissed in the New Trailer for Godzilla Resurgence

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-Chief

We have a new trailer for Toho’s upcoming Godzilla Resurgence, their first Atomic rubber lizard film in a very long while.

The film is set to open very shortly in Japan followed by Hong Kong and Taiwan. There are no current dates for an American release. I’m genuinely excited to see a new man-in-a-suit Godzilla film. Hopefully it’s as fun as all the classics.

What do you think of the new trailer?

Check Out the New Star Wars: Rogue One Celebration Reel!

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by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-Chief

While it doesn’t pack the emotional punch of the behind the scenes reel that we were given for The Force Awakens, (that one made me tear up) this one is still pretty great. We see a lot of new looks at action, characters and creatures we’re not totally familiar with which is always welcome as well as some familiar locales and other stuff.

Take a look!