best trailers I've seen in a while. Careful: it's rated "R." #DadJokes
Release date: May 9, 2014
I'm kind of disgusted with myself for featuring a trailer for a movie that won't be released for eight months and three days, but Zac Efron, so whatever. This red band (implied nudity? Crude humor?) preview is actually pretty funny (up until the last stupid CGI airbag joke). It's weird to think of Seth Rogen as a.) married to Rose Byrne (I'll file that under suspension of disbelief), and b.) playing the responsible adult part (I'll file that under holy crap! This actually makes perfect sense because Rogen's in his 30s, and of course he should have a wife and newborn baby!). The cast looks great too, and includes Lisa Kudrow, Jake Johnson, Dave Franco and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (who I actually kind of can't stand, but Zac Efron, so whatever).
Kill Your Darlings
Release date: Oct. 18, 2013
WHAT'S IT SAY ABOUT ME ... that I am less distracted by Harry Potter playing Allen Ginsberg than I am by the bartender from Northern Exposure playing a college professor in the '40s? It says that I have all my priorities TOTALLY FIGURED OUT. Srsly, though, I'm impressed with the post-Potter projects (P!) that Daniel Radcliffe has chosen (as well as Emma Watson!), specifically because he seems to be finding a career that's distinct from the J.K. Rowling universe. So, good for him? I'm sure that's what he's looking for -- approval from the most sarcastic/least qualified member of a small, Chicago-based movie blog. Also, this looks pretty good.
Release date: Oct. 1, 2013
Documentary about safety innovations throughout Formula 1's history, narrated by Michael Fassbender. Could make for an interesting companion piece Senna, one of the best docs I've seen in years.
Under the Skin
Release date: Aug. 29, 2013
Looks like SOMEBODY (ahem, director Jonathan Glazer) saw a few David Lynch movies in film school. And because I saw a few stolen cell phone pics of Scarlett Johansson, I'm not complaining. This is barely a trailer, and IMDb categorizes the movie as "Sci-Fi." Yeah, sure. Intriguing, and a little up its own ass.
Release date: TBA
NSFW language (and some quick violence), because international (see: France) trailer, so headphones up! What can I say? Great vibe, great photography, great cast (including two of my favorite alien fembots), great music ... so, great? This is a movie about crime in America that feels distinctly French, and I'm OK with that.