Jennifer Hudson’s Oscar victory for 2006’s Dreamgirls is one of the more inspirational narratives of the modern Academy Awards: a reality show runner-up in her acting debut outshines a cast full of glitzy stars (and overcomes her film’s so-so critical and commercial response) and wins pretty much every major supporting-actress award of the season. (Hey, as far as good stories go, it beats “Glam actress doesn’t wash face, gets Oscar.”) Now, it looks like Hudson has finally found a potential Oscar-bait follow-up. She’ s playing Winnie Madikizela-Mandela opposite Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela in the upcoming film Winnie, currently slated to debut at film festivals in early 2011. Check out the first trailer below. READ FULL STORY
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Jake Gyllenhaal is sexy. Anne Hathaway is sexy. Everything about Love and Other Drugs‘ numerous trailers is sexy, and, aarrrrrghhh, I so am not. Fox 2000’s quest to make us all feel genetically inferior continues today with its release of a new red-brand trailer for the Nov. 24 romantic dramedy — directed by Edward Zwick — about a Viagra salesman-slash-ladies’ man (Gyllenhaal) who falls for the one woman not quick to fall for him (Hathaway). The spot is decidedly more Apatow-esque than the previous trailers, amping up the raunch and schlubby-funny-best-pal (Josh Gad) factors. I could take or leave the cheesy three-way speak (“She’s Jamie-curious. So am I.” NO ONE EVER TALKS LIKE THAT), but I’m digging that the Gyllenhaal-Hathaway chemistry feels realistic and relatable, regardless of how ridiculously good-looking the two actors are. Watch the NSFW trailer after the jump! Okay, now back to avoiding mirrors all day today. READ FULL STORY
The world is coming to an end — again — in Battle: Los Angeles. The plot of this Jonathan Liebesman-directed film is one we’ve all seen before: Aliens invade an unprepared Earth and we battle for survival. This time the target is Los Angeles, Calif. (thanks for giving New York a break for once, Hollywood!), and the Marines are the city’s only defense. The storyline might seem familiar (see: Cloverfield, Independence Day, War of the Worlds… the list goes on), but that doesn’t make Battle: L.A. look any less epic. Not only does this trailer, and its special effects, make me excited to see the flick — starring Hollywood tough girl Michelle Rodriguez and Aaron Eckhart — but word on the street is Comic-Con loved it, based on snippets shown at the convention. Check out the trailer for the March 2011 action flick after the jump. READ FULL STORY
It looks like Nicolas Cage is still following his stylist’s advice and washing his hair every other day (see also: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) for his upcoming medieval flick Season of the Witch. (And now I have Donovan’s “Season of the Witch” stuck in my head. You’re welcome.) Peter Goddard and Dominic Sena’s belabored project — an early trailer hit the web about a year ago — will get a Jan. 7 release date, which could either mean it’s a must-see for the new year, or something that might aggravate your lingering hangover even more. Cage plays a soldier who returns home to the Black Plague and is thus enlisted to transport a witch (Claire Foy) accused of spreading the sickness to a group of monks who allegedly will rid her of her evil, with help from his trusty partner (Ron Perlman). Come for the blank Cage stares, stay for the creepy masks (which fall somewhere between V for Vendetta and Eyes Wide Shut). READ FULL STORY
Channing Tatum, looking sufficiently hard-jawed, stars in this Roman period flick — based on Rosemary Sutcliff’s book Eagle of the Ninth — which follows a centurion who travels far and wide with his slave (played by Jamie Bell) in search of his legion’s token, a golden eagle. A few things: 1) My guess is his greatest foe will be this guy, 2) I’ve missed seeing Donald Sutherland on the big screen, and 3) Tatum and Bell’s slave-master relationship seems a bit dysfunctional, what with all the on-screen fighting. (Advantage: Bell. We know that he’s got quick feet. And that Tatum was already injured in a cringe-worthy way on the set.) See trailer after the jump. READ FULL STORY
Judging from this new trailer for Little Fockers, it looks like Paul Weitz may finally be digging his way out of director’s jail. Paul and his brother Chris co-directed a terrific adaptation of Nick Hornby’s About a Boy back in 2002, and then went their mostly separate ways. Chris landed big-tent projects like The Golden Compass and New Moon, while Paul had less luck with movies like American Dreamz and Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant. But this new trailer for Little Fockers, the third film in the Focker family franchise, with Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, and Barbra Streisand all reprising their roles, makes us wonder if Paul is finally coming into his own. If nothing else, it’s a vast improvement on the earlier trailer Universal released for the film last month. But what do you think Popwatchers? Are you ready for yet another Focker? READ FULL STORY
Director Cary Fukunaga’s take on the naturally dark Charlotte Brontë tale looks like a supernatural thriller to those unfamiliar with the real cause of unexplained events at Thornfield: Love it. Alice in Wonderland‘s Mia Wasikowska takes the title role, while Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, Jonah Hex) is Edward Rochester, her employer with a secret. From the spooky music, to the foreboding dialogue delivered by Dame Judi Dench, to Rochester’s phantom-like black eyes — it all works. Watch the trailer below. READ FULL STORY
A new trailer for TRON: Legacy has surfaced and I have to say it looks pretty damn cool. For the most part, anyway. I was a little skeptical about the idea of rebooting a franchise that tanked so epically the first time around, but after seeing all the gee-whiz glow-in-the-dark f/x and hints at a plausible father-son story, I think I might be won over. The big-budget Disney flick doesn’t open until Dec. 17, but the new trailer should be enough to satisfy the nerd-herd for the next month or so — thanks especially to the film’s Star Wars-y action scenes and ominous lines like: “The Grid: a place of infinite possibility.” Give the clip a ride after the jump. READ FULL STORY
When I was a kid, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader was always my favorite Narnia book. Basically The Odyssey with a talking mouse, Dawn Treader sends the Narnia kids to a whole host of magical landscapes — dragon’s caves, an ocean of sweet water, the terrible island where dreams come true. (Not daydreams. Dreams.) So I’m hopeful that the upcoming Dawn Treader adaptation captures all the thrill of C.S. Lewis’ book. The newest trailer throws a whole lot of island-hopping action in your face. Did you find yourself thinking that Master and Commander could’ve used more Minotaur? Then friends, this is the movie for you. READ FULL STORY
The other week we brought you the news that much critiqued Teutonic auteur Uwe Boll had made a comedy about a supersized superheroine called Blubberella. Well, never mind the Boll, uh, announcements. The director has just released the trailer for his new meisterwork, which stars Lindsay Hollister as the titular half-human, half-vampire hero and Boll himself as—and we’re not joking here—Hitler.
You can watch the trailer for both that and Bloodrayne 3: The Third Reich—the movie Blubberella parodies, and which was filmed simultaneously—after the jump. Be warned: the latter contains some rough language.
What do you think of Uwe’s latest offerings? Which of the two films would you rather see?
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