Here’s the critically acclaimed short film The Chickening which, due to it’s highly successful debut at last year’s Fantastic Fest, is now available to all, thanks to YouTube.
The Chickening is a ‘classic film remix’ from the warped mind of Nick DeBoer which you can watch in it’s full surreal, f**ked up glory above.
It was once dubbed the most absurd and surreal photograph of the 20th Century, a snapshot from 1970 of a meeting which took place in the White House between the 37th President of the United States, Richard Nixon and one of the most iconic singers in history Elvis Presley.
Now that quirky story of exactly how that picture was taken is to be told in a Hollywood rendition of the meeting. Starring Kevin Spacey as Nixon and Michael Shannon as Elvis the film will apparently explore the details behind the meeting, which were a lot stranger than the picture itself.
Elvis & Nixon is set for general release on April 29th.
Here’s the trailer for Jeff Nichols’ much anticipated sci-fi flick Midnight Special, starring Michael Shannon, Joel Edgarton, Adam Driver, Sam Sheppard and Kirsten Dunst.
The plot of Midnight Special rattles along like so:
Roy is a father desperate to protect his uniquely gifted, eight-year-old son Alton. Joined by Joel Edgerton and Kirsten Dunst’s characters, this group must race to get Alton to a secret location all while being hunted by an extreme religious sect led by Sam Shepard and a government task force headed up by Adam Driver.
Midnight Special is due for release on April 15th
Here’s the teaser trailer for the forthcoming movie A Monster Calls starring Liam Neeson, Sigourney Weaver and Felicity Jones and is based on the best selling children’s fantasy book of the same name written by Patrick Ness.
The plot of A Monster Calls rattles along like so: A young boy (Lewis MacDougall) escapes into a fantasy world of monsters and fairy tales as a way to cope with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) illness and bullies at school.
Fans of the original book will be encouraged to learn that the movie was directed by Spanish film maker Juan Antonio Bayona whose previous credits include The Orphanage and The Impossible.
A Monster Calls is set for release on October 14th.
Here’s the trailer for the housing market crash movie The Big Short, directed by Adam Mckay, (Step Brothers, Anchorman) and stars a raft of talent including Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt.
The film is based upon the true story and best selling book, of the same name, by author Michael Lewis and tells the story of four outsiders who saw what the big banks, media and government refused to, the global collapse of the economy. Their next move was then to bet against the banks after which the dark underbelly of the financial industry was fully exposed.
The Big Short is due for release this Christmas.
Here’s the trailer for the Coen brother’s latest film Hail Caesar!
As is the case with a Coen Bros joint the cast is full of A-list Hollywood talent including George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Scarlet Johansson and Josh Brolin, to name a few.
The plot for Hail Caesar rattles along like so:
Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin) is a Hollywood “fixer” helping the production of the upcoming film entitled Hail Caesar starring Baird Whitlock (George Clooney). When Whitlock is kidnapped by a group named “The Future,” Mannix is the one in charge of collecting $100,000 and rescuing him.
Hail Caesar! is due for release on February 5th, 2016.
WARNING: The trailer above contains NSFW material.
Here’s our first official look at the much-anticipated first-person action movie Hardcore from director Ilya Naishuller, who you may remember was the man responsible behind the outrageous first-person short film Bad Motherfucker, which became a viral sensation.
Now Naishuller is back with a full length movie which is being funded by Indiegogo. The plot for Hardcore rattles along like so:
You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry and congratulations, you’re now a cyborg. Five minutes later, your wife has been kidnapped and you should probably go get her back. Who’s got her? His name’s Akan (Danila Kozlovsky), he’s just a psychotic megalomaniac with telekinetic powers, and a never-ending army of mercenaries. You’re also in an unfamiliar city of Moscow, Russia and everyone wants you dead. Everyone, except for a mysterious British fellow called Jimmy (Sharlto Copley). He might be on your side. Good luck Henry. You’re very much likely to need it.
No word yet on when we can expect to see Hardcore in British cinemas.
Here’s a TV spot for the forthcoming series Westworld, based on the 1973 film of the same name which was written and directed by Michael Crichton, (Jurassic Park).
The original movie explored the theme of artificial intelligence with a Western themed amusement park populated by human-like androids for tourists to interact with. The TV series, written by Jonathan Nolan (Interstellar, The Dark Knight) and produced by JJ Abrams will carry over the same theme which made the movie so successful and stars Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden and Ed Harris who plays the Man In Black, a role made famous in the original movie by Yul Brynner.
Westworld will debut in 2016.
It may have been almost 15 years since the original Zoolander film gave us Blue Steel but the long awaited sequel is now upon us.
Above is the official teaser trailer for Zoolander 2, which sees the return of Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander and, (even though he’s not in the teaser trailer), Owen Wilson as super model Hansel McDonald.
Zoolander 2 is scheduled for release on February 12th, 2016.
Ever since it was first announced I have been feverishly anticipating Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s The Revenant, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy and judging by the fascinating trailer above, which features some jaw dropping cinematography, my high expectations for this film may have been met.
The plot for The Revenant rattles along like so:
Deep in the uncharted American wilderness, hunter Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is severely injured and left for dead by a traitorous member of his team, John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy). With sheer will as his only weapon, Glass must navigate a hostile environment, a brutal winter, and warring Native American tribes in relentless quest to survive and exact vengeance on Fitzgerald.
Since this trailer was released last week reports have leaked online that the film is $40m over budget and although it’s release date is December 25th, Iñárritu is yet to film the end of the movie.