Son of Rambow. Wild Bill. Will Poulter is one of the best young actors around. So it's great to see him in the trailer for We're The Millers - a comedy that looks almost definitely rubbish. But hey, if they're smart enough to spot Will Poulter and give him a shot at a big Hollywood vehicle starring Jennifer Aniston, I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Judging by the trailer, he'll probably steal every scene he's in. And rightly so. It's about time Will got some higher profile work. Good for him, swollen spider-bitten penis and all.
We're The MIllers is out in the UK on Friday 23rd August. Here's the full video:
Benedict Cumberbatch shower scene - and other SEO-friendly words
Written by Ivan Radford
Thursday, 23 May 2013 12:06
"I don't think I quite edited the scene in the right way..." admitted JJ Abrams on Conan O'Brien's show, discussing the whole Alice Eve underwear moment in Star Trek Into Darkness.
I'm not normally in the habit of blogging news stories that are reported on other sites already - trailers/posters aside, because I like trailers and posters - but after going to such efforts to explain why Alice Eve takes off her clothes in the middle of a sci-fi flick, it seems relevant to mention.
Abrams spoke to Conan about the scene, which lots of other people have also found to be sexist. He argued that it was a matter of balance, because Chris Pine is seen without his top in an earlier scene, then whipped out a clip of Benedict Cumberbatch in the shower to prove how non-sexist the film was, despite the fact that the footage was cut from the movie. (The clip, below, has since been picked up by websites galore using screencaps of the video alongside such SEO-friendly phrases as "Benedict Cumberbatch shower scene".)
Full credit to Abrams for addressing the debate head-on instead of ignoring it. He was joined by Damon Lindelof, a man who is no stranger to angry people on the internet, in commenting on the response. "I copped to the fact that we should have done a better job of not being gratuitous in our representation of a barely clothed actress," Lindelof tweeted. "We also had Kirk shirtless in underpants in both movies. Do not want to make light of something that some construe as [sic] mysogenistic. What I'm saying is I hear you, I take responsibility and will be more mindful in the future."
Slightly less credit to Abrams, though, for also admitting that he "didn't see what the fuss was about".
Alice Eve can still be seen in her undies in UK cinemas now.
New Man of Steel trailer features giant mechanical spider?
Written by Ivan Radford
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 06:41
If you've ever seen Kevin Smith talk about Superman, you'll be very familiar with the words "giant mechanical spider". Producer Jon Peters was working on the reboot Superman Lives and told Smith, who was writing the script, to include a raft of bonkers ideas - from Superman not being able to fly to - most important of all - a showdown with a giant mechanical spider. According to Smith, he had this thing for giant mechanical spiders. Several years later, after that reboot was binned, Wild Wild West came along. The finale? A showdown with a giant mechanical spider.
Fast forward 14 years and Zack Snyder is directing a new reboot of Superman. Scroll to the 1:06 mark in the new Man of Steel trailer and...
Is that a giant mechanical spider? If not, it's something very similar to Pixar's robot that faced Mr. Incredible. Now, scroll to the end of the trailer. Yep, you guessed it.
Man of Steel is out in UK cinemas next month. Read on for the full video.
A Field in England trailer and poster are fascinating stuff
Written by Ivan Radford
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 17:01
There are many reasons to be interested in A Field of England. For me, the fact that it's the very first UK film to be distributed in cinemas, on DVD/Blu-ray, on video on-demand and on the TV channel Film4 all on the same ruddy day is thrilling.
The fact that it's got Reece Shearsmith, Michael Smiley and Julian Barratt in it? That's a bonus. That it's written and directed by Ben Wheatley, of Kill List fame? That's mildly intriguing. That the trailer makes almost no sense, is shot in black and white and set during the Civil War? That's fascinating.
And this new poster? That's the icing on the cake.
A Field in England is out EVERYWHERE on Friday 5th July. Read on for the very first A Field in England trailer.
It's hard to have a favourite thing about Fast & Furious. Is it the dreadful dialogue? The sweaty hairless bromance between The Rock and Vin Diesel that sees them whaling on each other like two psychotic baked potatoes? The fact that you could rename the movies "Car vs Boat"? "Car vs Train"? "Car vs Tank"? "Car vs Plane"? The climax of Car vs Plane, which takes place on the world's first never-ending runway?
Nope, my new favourite thing about this truly dreadful franchise - and let's be clear about this: it is dreadful - is the fact that its quality is summed up beautifully by its titles.
I don't mean 2 Fast 2 Furious (the worst title of a sequel ever, rivaled only by Speed 2: Cruise Control), I mean what it's called in Japan, where, for some reason, the names on the poster oddly reflect the level of badness within.
What do they call Fast & Furious 6? Fast Six? Furious Six? No, in Japan they call it Wild Speed: Euro Mission.
The World's End. This Is The End. 2013 is officially the year of the Apubcalypse. Stonernihilation. Slackertastrophe. Or, even more serious, Lagergeddon. And now we have our first glimpse of what Lagergeddon will look like thanks to the trailer for The World's End. The answer? It looks very funny.
What's that? Simon Pegg and NIck Frost in a video? Directed by Edgar Wright? With a really strong premise and some amusing gags? Shocking, I know.
More shocking, perhaps, is that Mark Heap is finally in their ensemble cast. The Spaced star missed both Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. His presence here only promises to make it even more, erm, promising.
So there you have it: Britain's Lagergeddon is now looking way more enjoyable than America's Lagergeddon. So if the earth starts quaking and supervolcanoes start erupting this summer, do the smart thing: stay in the UK and head to your nearest cinema for some Cornetto-flavoured end of days.
Here's The World's End trailer. It's out on Friday 19th July.