Posts Tagged ‘paul giamatti’

THE CONGRESS Trailer Starring Robin Wright is Trippy, Weird, and Wonderful

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014


The Congress comes from Waltz with Bashir director Ari Folman and the first trailer as I mentioned in the click inducing title is trippy, weird, and wonderful. The synopsis does a great job so I will let it say a few things first.

More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio’s head animator (Jon Hamm), Wright’s digital double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in “The Congress” convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.

The partially animated movie looks fantastic; it reminds me a lot of Charlie Kaufman’s work, and that’s not a bad thing. Robin Wright stars giving an amazing looking performance playing a version of herself. The movie also stars Jon Hamm, Harvey Keitel, Paul Giamatti, Danny Huston and Kodi Smit-McPhee. I’m definitely checking this one out.

The Congress opens on August 29th 2014, check out the trailer, images and poster below:


The Final Trailer for THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Brings the Action

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014


The final theatrical trailer for director Marc Webb’s upcoming sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is here and it really pulls out all the stops.  I am a fan of the first film but have been treading lightly when it came to this sequel, mainly because it seemed like every week there was a new villain, and we all know how that turned out in Spider-Man 3.  Things look a lot better now; watch the trailer below to see why I say that.

Oscorp still has some secrets and it looks like Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) will do his best to figure them out, even if it means going up against forces like Electro (Jamie Foxx) and old friend Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan).  The film also stars Emma Stone, Paul Giamatti, Sally Field, Chris Cooper, B.J. Novak, and Felicity Jones.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens in 2D, 3D, and IMAX 3D on May 2nd, watch he trailer below:



Thursday, December 5th, 2013


The first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is here!  Peter Parker continues to adjust to his crime fighting life as Spider-Man and relationship with Gwen Stacy while dealing with new enemies, the return of his old friend Harry Osborn, and discovering more about his past.

Blink and you might miss Green Goblin, Doctor Octopus’ arms and Vulture wings.  What is happening here!?  Will it be another cluster of poor story telling around too many baddies?

Directed by Mark Webb, the sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man will have Andrew Garfield reprising the role of Peter Parker, who’s keeping busy fighting crime as Spider-Man while juggling his personal commitments, including spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone) — against the wishes of her late father, we might point out — and anticipating his high school graduation. Jamie Foxx will play the role of Electro in the film, while up-and-comer Dane DeHaan fills James Franco’s shoes as the new Harry Osborn. Also among the cast are Chris Cooper, Paul Giamatti and Sally Field.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is scheduled to be released in 2D and 3D on May 2, 2014.

FYI: On June 17, 2013, Sony announced two more sequels to follow The Amazing Spider-Man 2 with the third film getting the release date of June 10, 2016, and the fourth film on May 4, 2018

Check out the trailer below:


Trailer for JFK Assassination Drama PARKLAND Starring Billy Bob Thornton, Zac Efron and Paul Giamatti

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013


Below is the first trailer for the upcoming drama Parkland, which revolves around the chaotic events that occurred at Parkland Hospital in Dallas on the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22nd 1963.

Parkland Hospital is where Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Jack Ruby all died.  The trailer is pretty heavy on the drama; I don’t expect it will stand with Oliver Stone’s JFK, which was more of a slow boil and quite frankly one of the best movies ever made.

Parkland is produced by Tom Hanks and stars Billy Bob Thornton, Zac Efron, Paul Giamatti, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, James Badge Dale, Jackie Earle Haley, Ron Livingston, Colin Hanks, Tom Welling, Jeremy Strong, and David Harbour.  The film will debut at the Venice Film Festival and hits theaters later this year.


12 YEARS A SLAVE Has a Trailer

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

12 Years a Slave

I quite like Chiwetel Ejiofor but I always found it disappointing that he’s never really been given the chance to play the lead in a major film. With the premiere of the trailer for 12 Years a Slave, that doesn’t look to be the case any longer. A fantastic performance by Chiwetal, as well as the equally talented Michael Fassbender as the plantation owner, is on full display here.  Speaking of Fassbender, it will be interesting to see his full performance in the film as he’s obviously taking on a much more despicable role than he has in the past.

With an exemplary cast and a talented director (Steve McQueen) tackling a true story, this is obviously going to be a film with a lot of buzz leading up to Oscar season.

Check out the trailer for yourself after the link!


Trailer for SAVING MR. BANKS Starring Tom Hanks as Walt Disney

Thursday, July 11th, 2013


Here is the first trailer for John Lee Hancock’s (The Blind Side) Saving Mr. Banks which follows Walt Disney’s (Tom Hanks) twenty-year pursuit (a quest he began in the 1940s as a promise to his two daughters) of the film rights to author P.L. Travers’ (Emma Thompson) novel Mary Poppins.

Everyone likes Tom Hanks, so it’s always nice to see him having fun with a role; it’s pretty evident here he’s having a blast.  He and Thompson look like they have the chemistry needed to pull this off too, otherwise a rather dull sounding premise would have no umbrella to fly if you know what I’m saying.  Holiday season and Oscar season may have found a winner.

The film also stars Colin Farrell, Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, Annie Rose Buckley, Ruth Wilson, B.J. Novak, Rachel Griffiths, and Kathy Baker.

Saving Mr. Banks opens in limited release on December 13th before going wide December 20th.


THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Synopsis, Paul Giamatti and Colm Feore Confirmed

Friday, February 8th, 2013


Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has started production in New York.  There’s a full press release that reveals the first official synopsis below.  There was rumor that Paul Giamatti was in talks to join the production, he is confirmed here but with no set role.

Columbia Pictures announced today that filming has begun on The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2 in New York. The film is the first in the history of the franchise that will be filmed entirely in New York City and New York State.

The sequel to last year’s critical and box office hit The Amazing Spider-Man, the film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Shailene Woodley, Dane DeHaan, Colm Feore, Paul Giamatti, and Sally Field.

In The Amazing Spider-Man™ 2, for Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), life is busy – between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with the person he loves, Gwen (Emma Stone), high school graduation can’t come quickly enough. Peter hasn’t forgotten about the promise he made to Gwen’s father to protect her by staying away – but that’s a promise he just can’t keep. Things will change for Peter when a new villain, Electro (Jamie Foxx), emerges, an old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, and Peter uncovers new clues about his past.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is set for release in 3D on May 2, 2014.

Two New Trailers For David Cronenberg’s COSMOPOLIS

Friday, April 20th, 2012


Last month all we had on David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis was this teaser trailer, it was short and did a good job at Robert Pattinson doesn’t have to sparkle all the time.  He is going to surprise a lot of people here and there is nothing wrong with that.  Now we have two trailers that show off that Cronenberg touch we have come to love so much.

Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager’s day devolves into a odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.


The ROCK OF AGES Trailer, At Least It’s Not The Glee Cast

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011


New Line Cinema has released the first trailer for their upcoming rock and roll movie Rock of Ages starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Russell Brand, Paul Giamatti, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Malin Ackerman, Mary J. Blige, Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin and Tom Cruise.  I’m not a fan of the music, but I like when Tom Cruise isn’t playing someone totally out of character (see Magnolia).  Also, check out Baldwins wig, it’s a classic.

Rock of Ages tells the story of small town girl Sherrie and city boy Drew, who meet on the Sunset Strip while pursuing their Hollywood dreams. Their rock ‘n’ roll romance is told through the heart-pounding hits of Def Leppard, Joan Jett, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake, and more.

The movie opens June 1, 2012. Watch the first trailer below:


Trailer for ‘John Dies at the End’ From Bubba Ho-Tep Director

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011


The first trailer is here for the new horror fantasy film John Dies at the End written and directed by Don Coscarelli (Bubba Ho-Tep). The cast includes Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes, Paul Giamatti, Clancy Brown, Glynn Turman, Doug Jones, Daniel Roebuck, Fabianne Therese, Jonny Weston, Jimmy Wong, Tai Bennett and Allison Weissman.  The trailer will leave you want genre of movie you’re interested in here, it seems to be a mix bag, and there’s nothing wrong with that.  John Dies at the End is based on a comedic horror novel written by Jason Pargin.

It’s a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can’t.

Check out the trailer below: