To say Peter Glanz's The Longest Week wears its influences on its sleeve would be a gross understatement as the film promptly thrusts those influences, full-on, in the face of the viewer within the opening sequence of tableau shots consisting of typewriters and alarm clocks while Chet Baker saunters through the air, every frame whispers...Wes Anderson. And, just in case you didn't catch that Wes Anderson influence flag flapping in your face, the typography displaying Larry Pine as narrator turns that whisper into a solemn utterance.
One of the funniest movies I saw at Sundance this year was Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi‘s What We Do in the Shadows. The film is a mockumentary that revolves around a group of vampires that also happen to be flatmates, and
When striving for fortune and fame just how far are you willing to go? How much are you willing to sacrifice? Are you willing to do all you can to get noticed? When opportunity knocks are you ready to answer or would you rather continue on your current path? In Lenny Abrahmason’s film Frank, these are just some of the questions that Jon Burroughs must answer in his quest to become a singer/songwriter.
One of the grossest and most wonderful films I’ve seen this year is the German coming of age comedy Wetlands from director David Wnendt. The film revolves around a peculiar young woman who winds up in the hospital after a horrific shaving mishap, which
The first trailer has been released for David Koepp‘s upcoming comedy Mortdecai, which stars Johnny Depp as a moronic art dealer tasked with tracking down a stolen painting. The film also stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Olivia Munn, Aubrey Plaza, Jeff Goldblum,
20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, starring Ben Stiller as the lovable security guard who’s in charge of protecting a museum where the objects come to life at night. This time
The first trailer for Hot Tub Time Machine 2 has been released, which sees the gang from the first film (minus John Cusack) jumping back into the warm, yet unhygienic bubbles, this time heading to the future. This entry brings on Adam
Set in a ’70s version of the future, Jack Plotnick‘s Space Station 76 was one of the stranger, more humorous films I saw at SXSW this year. The film stars Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Matt Bomer, and Marisa Coughlan as
A new full length trailer for Justin Simien‘s satirical comedy Dear White People has been released after the overwhelming amount of positive feedback on the first teaser. The film stars Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P. Bell, Kyle
The football hooligan film genre is one that’s had many entries in the UK moview scene over the last several years. Films like Football Factory, Green Street Hooligans, The Firm, Cass and others have been giving us a glimpse into the reckless lives of football hooligans, the violent gangs of soccer fans known for clashing in the streets of England. Many of these movies share the same themes, tone and even actors, and director Nick Nevern seems well aware of this when looking to deconstruct this now-tired genre in The Hooligan Factory. In this spoof, Nevern, who also stars, aims to make the ultimate hooligan movie so there won’t be any need to make a Green Street 4.
Here’s the debut trailer for the upcoming comedy The One I Love starring Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss as a couple heading to a romantic getaway to rekindle their love for one another, however there’s a bizarre twist involved. The film is
A new trailer has been released for the upcoming horror/comedy Housebound, which originally premiered at this year’s SXSW. Written and directed by Gerard Johnstone, the film revolves around a delinquent (Morgana O’Reilly) sentenced to home arrest, however it turns out her home
What if instead of a light, family-friendly comedy, Harold Ramis’ beloved Groundhog Day was a raunchy teen sex comedy? That’s what director Dan Beers must have been thinking about when setting out to create Premature. The film takes the living the same day over and over mechanic and transplants it into an R-rated sex fest filled with dirty jokes and bodily fluids. For what it is, is mostly works and is at times laugh out loud funny, but the gimmick wears out its welcome and the humor loses steam as it progresses.
Here’s the first trailer for the upcoming dramatic comedy The Skeleton Twins, which stars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as brother and sister who reconnect after being estranged for ten years. The film also stars Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook, and is