We’re beginning to suspect that there’s a think tank of the nation’s top scientists dedicated solely to making the perfect Robert Pattinson movie. That’s what we have to assume after watching the trailer for his upcoming filmBel Ami, due out March 2 of next year. Rob’s scruff alone is worth the price of admission.
From what we can tell, this movie has everything: rakish smiles, beautiful period costumes complete with classy underpants, angry shouting Uma Thurman, Robert Pattinson seducing older wealthy socialites in what appears to be a series of nonstop sex scenes. Oh, and the hats! There must be a chalkboard somewhere covered in a formula combining all of these amazing elements and, in front of it, a scientist weeping with exhausted joy. Well-played, Doctor. Your legacy will live on forever…or at least until Breaking Dawn-Part 2 hits theaters.
Jefferson Starship might have built this city on rock’n'roll but it looks like director Adam Shankman built this Rock of Ages trailer out of pure, delicious cheddar cheese. Set to drop next Wednesday, Tom Cruise‘s official site released the film’s trailer today instead. We had already seen Tom Cruise‘s sweaty rock star Stacee Jaxx. We’d already caught a glimpse of Alec Baldwin and Russell Brand in all their hairsprayed finest, but this trailer seems to strike the exact tone necessary to successfully pull off a rock musical set in the late 1980s. It also contains a monkey. Don’t believe us? Let us identify the exact8 moments that give us hope Rock Of Ages will be carved entirely from a block of sharp cheddar…in a good way.
Who ever made the second and most recent Battleship trailer was smart enough to know why most of the human race will be seeing it*: a fantastic lady by the name of Rihanna. Not that the huge action movie doesn’t look good in it’s own right; it’s also got Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson and some kind of centuries-old hidden alien army lying in wait on the ocean floor**. Most importantly, though, it has Rihanna’s acting debut***. It seems pretty solid! When RiRi yells, “What the hell is that?” you really feel like she wanted to know what the hell that was. As much as we love extraterrestrial fireballs with chainsaw tails ripping apart helicopters and smashing buildings, let us take a moment to pay homage to the best part of this and any movie: the precious seconds Rihanna is on screen.
*Editor’s note: There are some of us who have had this movie’s opening marked in our calendars as “dinner with Taylor Kitsch AND Alexander Skarsgard” since last year.
**And also Eric Northman getting his face warped and Tim Riggins getting all militaried up.
*** “More importantly,” we’d like to mention, is only according to Halle Kiefer. Her editor would like to argue that nothing is more important than Taylor looking very, very worried.
While you might think pregnancy is just an awesome nine-month-long vacation during which you can eat pickles and peanut butter and whatever other gross combination of foods you want without people giving you the side-eye, the What To Expect When You’re Expecting trailer teaches us a very different lesson: namely, that having a baby in your uterus makes you lose your damn mind. Of course, Elizabeth Banks‘ prenatal crack up isn’t the only topic covered by what appears to be a very informative film. From Dad-sthma to spontaneous dance routines to magical pregnancy unicorns, we broke down the important baby times lessons offered in the trailer for you. Because if you’re already pregnant, you know there is no way your ravaged mind can make sense of it on it’s own!
The Mirror, Mirrortrailer has arrived, which mean we can finally answer the question: which Snow White is the fairest of them all? “Fairest” means “most awesome,” right? While Kristen Stewart‘s Snow White seemed to be the Dark Night of Disney princess movies (based on the Snow White and the Huntsman trailer), Lily Collins‘ kind but headstrong heroine looks much more in keeping with the original fairy tale protagonist. Likewise, Julia Roberts‘ Evil Queen in this film is much more of a sarcastic diva compared to Charlize Theron‘s malevolent overlord. Are these two versions of Snow White too different to compare? Does it all come down to which film has more Nathan Lane in it? In the end, doesn’t everything? What do you think?
Snow White and the Huntsman was bound to be excellent, but this? Never before have we seen both meanings of the word “fierce” blended together so seamlessly. While the film doesn’t hit theaters until June 1, 2012, the Snow White and the Huntsmantrailer gives us plenty of what we want: Charlize Theron‘s badass Evil Queen and Kristen Stewart‘s badass Snow White bringing the action. Until we get to see them battle it out on the big screen, enjoy the best snarls, stare-downs and fiercest expressions the Snow White and the Huntsman trailer has to offer.
Cancel your surgery and tell your kids to drive themselves to preschool: the Hunger Games trailer is set to premiere Monday, November 14 on Good Morning America sometime during the 8:00am hour. Josh Hutcherson will introduce the clip (shortly before he has his clothes torn off by howling fans), and the trailer will even be playing on a Jumbotron in Times Square, in case you needed a reason to be screaming Liam Hemsworth‘s name in front of the M&M store. While the Hunger Games teaser trailer offered some hints about the film in August, we are hoping the full trailer will give us more details about a few things, such as:
The Cornucopia: Once we see the Cornucopia shining in the sun, we know the Games are on. So much delicious food, so many deadly weapons…so little time.
Peeta declaring his crush on Katniss: Okay, sure, the “star-crossed lovers” relationship might be semi-manufactured to capture the hearts and minds of a bleak dystopia, but we’ve seen Jennifer Lawrence in Winter’s Bone. We know Jen is going to make that emotion look real.
The mutants: Guys, there has not nearly been enough hype about the bizarro animals, or muttations, that we have to look forward to during the Games. Wolf beasts with human eyes? Yes. Please.
The fashion: Almost as awesome as the sure-to-be-disturbing tracker jackers, we’d love a glimpse of Effie Trinket’s amazing wigs, Caesar Flickerman’s powder blue eyelids or Cinna’s anything.
The girl on fire: Here’s hoping we get a sneak peek of Katniss consumed in (synthetic) flame. If that doesn’t bring non-fans on board, nothing will.
What about you? What are you hoping we peep this coming Monday?
Nudism, hallucinogenic teas, luxurious beards … no wonder Jen Aniston and Justin Theroux got together after shooting their upcoming comedy Wanderlust together. Due out February 24, the movie’s sweet-yet-spastic mood seems just right for Jen to have fallen for Justin … or Paul Rudd … or Alan Alda … or that horse that lives inside the house. Anything can happen on a commune! Either way, love is definitely in the air as well as onscreen, and we’re pretty sure we can pinpoint the exact movie moments that sent Aniston head over heels. Maybe even literally, if her character ends up jumping out of that tree in an ayahuasca-induced trance.
Isn’t falling in love, getting married and having babies just the worst? According to practically every movie in the past 30 years, yes! The full American Reunion trailer is out, and once again we are reminded how marriage and kids inevitably leads to a sexless, sleepless fugue state, a joyless domestic desert that only Stifler’s Mom can rescue us from. Which of course made us look back on all the other films that have made family life look like the pits…or worse. Counting American Reunion as #10, from merely annoying to truly horrifying, here are our top 10 movies that seems to think having a family is the worst thing ever:
The newMission: Impossible-Ghost Protocol trailer was released today and we can’t believe we forgot how crazy Tom Cruise is. Crazy good at being an action star, that is. Whether he’s sprinting down the side of a skyscraper or getting his undershirts terrifically soiled in the name of truth and honor, Cruise is back on the top of his game. We felt inspired to highlight out the top 10 most Tom Cruise moments of the new movie, due out December 21, based on what we’ve seen so far. Because let’s be honest: if anyone could outrun an explosion, jump in the air and not immediately explode into flames, it would definitely be ol’ Tommy boy.