If you like your star-studded action movies based on horrifying environmental disasters that actually happened, then make sure you’re sitting down because Mark Wahlberg has a gift for you.
Wednesday marked the arrival of the trailer for Deepwater Horizon, Wahlberg and director Peter Berg’s dramatization of the 2010 oil spill that became the worst accident in the history of the drilling industry. British Petroleum was ultimately found responsible for the catastrophe, but there is no mention of that in the trailer, which is framed around the star. In the film, Wahlberg plays an electrician who works on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, detailing his job to his doting daughter and wife, played by Kate Hudson.
Those scenes — in which Wahlberg and Hudson’s daughter likens her dad to Dora The Explorer — are interspersed with the growing dread that accompanied by the lead up to the explosion and subsequent calamity. There is talk of “mean old dinosaurs” and shots of a concerned looking Kurt Russell and an incredulous-seeming John Malkovich as well as an American flag lit up by a massive explosion in the foreground. All this as Wahlberg uses a soda can to demonstrate to his daughter exactly how oil drilling works before it sprays out its contents, foreshadowing the disaster about to unfold.
Deepwater Horizon, which also stars Gina Rodriguez of Jane the Virgin, hits theaters on Sept. 30.
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After months upon months of relentlessly trolling its most dedicated fans, HBO has unveiled the first proper trailer for Game of Thrones’ presumably maddening sixth season. As hinted by (former?) Thrones star Kit Harington in a series of recent post-death (?) interviews, the latest batch of ice and fire promises to lift the audience’s broken spirits only to most likely destroy them again by the end of the season.
“I’m not in the show anymore,” Harington told Time Out London last week of Jon Snow’s Thrones fate. “I’m definitely not in the new series.” However, in the same interview, Harington described his recent visit to the Thrones set to film some alleged corpse sequences as “some of [his] best work.” Given the whole post-Snow vibe of this trailer, HBO isn’t keen on divulging the status (ghost?) of its most-mourned casualty just yet. “He’s gone,” a familiar voice tells the audience, though no one really believes that.
“Season 5 was such that I was just really moved by it all, and in that respect, it’s something that you can never give a short shrift to any of the moments,” Game of Thrones director David Nutter told Deadline last June after that soul-crushing finale. According to Nutter, the only true way to direct an inevitably picked-apart-by-critics episode of Game of Thrones is to “pour my heart and soul into everything.” No complaints there, David Nutter.
Game of Thrones, in a move that now places it ahead of the books by George R.R. Martin, unveils the first episode of its sixth season on April 24.
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Explore the thrilling world of The Adderall Diaries as a successful writer confronts a past that he can’t seem to fully remember. Highlighted by a troubled relationship with his father, Stephen Elliott (played by James Franco) isn’t able to celebrate his recent book release success as he faces substance abuse, writer’s block and more. Along with taking on the task of writing a new project, Elliott realizes that his childhood may contribute to his current problems. The Adderall Diaries will officially hit theaters on April 15.
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After months of wondering, we’ve finally got the new Ghostbusters trailer, and it’s got everything you could ask for, including Slimer. Here it is, in all its glory.
One of the biggest plot hints, and something of a switch from the original movies, is that possession seems to play a larger role; instead of needing to be extremely powerful ghosts, apparently any ghost can just hop into any human at will. All the bits from the LEGO spoilers seem to be confirmed, unless Chris Hemsworth is unusually stiff in this movie, and it sets up a riff on another supernatural classic, proving all Regan really needed in that Georgetown bedroom was the back of Father Karras’ hand.
Also of interest is that we’re not dealing with the same personalities here. Kate McKinnon may echo Egon in her look, for example, but she seems to be the goofiest member of the group. But some things don’t change; while the ghost effects have clearly gotten an upgrade, they’re also mostly using actors in makeup to get the best effect. Which is especially important when vomiting slime all over Kristin Wiig.
In short, despite all the hand-wringing, this looks to be a new take on a classic. How will it work? We’ll find out when Ghostbusters arrives July 15.
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Jason Bourne wasn’t the only hot trailer during the Super Bowl: 20th Century Fox also gave us another look into the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse film. While footage has already been around for a bit for this newest chapter, the new trailer gives us a clean look at the much-anticipated Psylocke character, played by the luscious Olivia Munn. Other characters that make an appearance include Angel, Storm, Cyclops and even the first appearance in this universe of young Jean Grey, played by Game of Thrones‘ Sophie Turner. Check out the trailer above and await Apocalypse to arrive May 27.
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Warner Bros. has released the first official trailer for Suicide Squad, the superhero film directed by David Ayer and based on the DC Comics supervillain team. The trailer features the villainous team being assembled and gives us a quick glimpse at each “unique” character in the group. Suicide Squad is scheduled to wreak havoc in theaters on August 5, 2016.
A secret government agency run by Amanda Waller, named A.R.G.U.S creates a task force comprised of super villains, the “Suicide Squad”. They are assigned to execute dangerous tasks in exchange for shorter prison sentences
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From Oscar nominated director and writer Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Pleasantville, Seabiscuit) comes Free State of Jones, an epic action-drama film that tells the tale of defiant Southern farmer and ex-Confederate soldier Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey) who leads a rebellion of local farmers and slaves against the Confederacy during the American Civil War. The cast also features actors Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali. Check out the trailer in the video above and watch out for The Free State of Jones to hit theaters May 13.
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Remember Pixar’s Finding Nemo about a lost clown fish with a bunk fin who gets separated from his dad and nearly murdered by a sadist adolescent in braces? America’s favorite daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres—who played the voice of Nemo’s forgetful sidekick—just dropped the trailer for the sequel, Finding Dory, and honestly it looks pretty great. (The first installment received a near-perfect 99 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes; we also included it on our list of 50 best animated movies of all time.)
Dory, you may or may not remember from watching Nemo, is a Pacific Blue Tang with a severe (and if we’re being honest kind of sad) case of short-term memory loss. In the new flick she’ll take center stage. Those who saw the first film will recall she’s been separated from her family for an undisclosed period of time and naturally cannot remember where they are (or for that matter, if they even exist).
So based on what the trailer has hinted at, Dory’s memory seems to have taken a turn for the better and dropped some breadcrumbs about where they may be. It appears Dory’s “sleep-swimming” has unlocked something to help her find her fam.
This all looks very heartwarming and you should probably make plans to take your kid, niece, nephew, or whomever else you can feign a favor for to see it in theaters yourself. Check out the trailer below.
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To coincide with the release of Back to the Future 30th Anniversary Trilogy on Blu-ray and DVD, Universal Studios has released a trailer for the film Jaws 19. In case it’s been awhile, shortly after Marty McFly arrives in Hill Valley in 2015 he’s startled by a holographic billboard for Jaws 19. Unfortunately, the joke trailer doesn’t contain much in the way of sharks but it does detail all 18 prequels that led up to it.
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With the premiere of American Horror Story: Hotel now just weeks away from finally satiating horror-hungry fans, FX is wasting little time hyping Lady Gaga’s distinctly Gaga-esque character The Countess. The Countess, also known simply as Elizabeth, is the enviably well-dressed owner of the infamous Hotel Cortez. According to Gaga, the main source of fashion inspiration for The Countess was the inimitable Daphne Guinnness.
“I’ve just been weeping while I’m here because I have returned to something I’ve believed in so much, which is the art of darkness,” Gaga told Entertainment Weekly earlier this year. “It’s not something that everyone understands, but, for the people that do — Horror Story fans, my fans — there is a true connection between us and it’s a language within itself.”
American Horror Story: Hotel, which also stars Kathy Bates and Chloë Sevigny, is set to unveil the first of 13 new episodes on October 7 via FX.
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