‘Colossal’ trailer: Anne Hathaway destroys a city with a quirky kaiju charm

Photo courtesy of TIFF

Photo courtesy of TIFF

Have you ever wondered what an indie comedy starring Anne Hathaway would be like if it co-starred a giant city-wrecking kaiju?

No?

Well, director/screenwriter Nacho Vigalondo did, so he created the film “Colossal.”

Vigalondo’s latest work follows the exploits of 30-something-year-old Gloria (played by the aforementioned Hathaway) as she tries to rebuild her life after finding herself out of a boyfriend and home due to her hard-partying ways. Gloria’s attempt at a new start finds her returning to her hometown where she reconnects with her childhood friend Oscar (Jason Sudeikis).

While that may sound like the premise to countless run-of-the-mill indie comedies, that’s where the similarities stop.

You see, there is also the issue of the massive kaiju monster who has just destroyed much of Seoul, South Korea during a late-night rampage.

As the latest trailer to “Colossal” shows, Gloria and the gruesome giant are somehow connected.

Check the trailer after the break.

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Apocalypse Now: The back-story to ‘Snowpiercer’ has been revealed in an animated short

Just how did the passengers of the Snowpiercer – a colossal train that never stops running – wind-up aboard their new home? Well, according to the animated prequel to Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer that has recently surfaced online, they fought tooth and nail to procure their seats.

With a visual storytelling style similar to that of a motion comic, the 4-minute animated prequel does a serviceable job in succinctly telling the back-story to the upcoming Sci-Fi film (it opens in South Korea on August 1), and will give those who view it a better understanding of the film’s world.

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Sion Sono’s ‘Why Don’t You Play In Hell?’ teaser trailer is deliciously demented!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s been said, here and elsewhere, but it bears repeating: Sion Sono is one of the most prolific directors in the world and damn, he’s been on a roll the last few years.

The 34 second teaser trailer to Sono’s new film Why Don’t You Play in Hell? features samurai, yakuza, operatic music, guns, katana and blood. Oh lots of blood.

Sono’s last two films Himizu and Land of Hope, were rather tonally serious – both films dealt with the after effects of the 2008 earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan.  Why Don’t You Play in Hell? is not, judging by this awesome blood-soaked 34 second teaser, a continuation of the mature themes found in his previous work. Oh hell no. This just looks like bloody good fun.

Why Don’t You Play in Hell? is opening in Japan on September 28.

Check out the trailer:

Source: Twitch

Behind the scenes footage of Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Snowpiercer’

It’s been a long time coming but images and footage from Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer are starting to make their way onto the web.

Unfortunately, the video is only in Korean but it gives us a pretty good look at some intense scenes: a mutiny occurring on the Snowpiercer train and a breathtaking shot of the train itself beginning to lift off of the tracks while in motion.

Grimy and gloomy, this Sci-Fi film looks incredible. It’s hard not to get excited about a movie that is not only being directed by the great Bong Joon-ho (who also directed Mother and The Host) but stars an impressive ensemble cast: Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Song Kang-ho and Octavia Spencer.

The film, based on a French graphic novel entitled Le Transperceneige, takes place in a post-apocalyptic setting where Earth has been ravaged by global warming which triggered a new Ice Age. The only remaining members of the human race are stuck on board a train called The Snow Piercer. Very quickly a class system begins to develop on the train which sparks a rebellion.

The teaser footage says the film will be released “Summer 2013” so we should be seeing a proper first trailer sometime in the very near future.

Source: Twitchfilm

New ‘Only God Forgives’ trailer

A new trailer to the greatly anticipated film Only God Forgives has surfaced.

The film reunites actor Ryan Gosling and director Nicolas Winding Refn (who worked together previously on the film Drive) and will be premiering at Cannes.

Kristin Scott Thomas also stars and her performance, judging by the trailer, will be menacing and electric.

Refn and Gosling look to have created a film that will be as divisive with audiences as Drive was.

This is the movie I’m most looking forward to this summer.

According to IMDB, the synopsis to Only God Forgives is as follows:

Bangkok. Ten years ago Julian killed a cop and went on the run. Now he manages a Thai boxing club as a front for a drugs operation. Respected in the criminal underworld, deep inside, he feels empty. When Julian’s brother murders a prostitute, the police call on retired cop Chang – the Angel of Vengeance. Chang allows the father to kill his daughter’s murderer, then ‘restores order’ by chopping off the man’s right hand. Julian’s mother Jenna – the head of a powerful criminal organization – arrives in Bangkok to collect her son’s body. She dispatches Julian to find his killers and ‘raise hell’.

Only God Forgives opens in the US on July 19, 2013.