Get your first look at 'In Search of Fellini,' a new film cowritten and based on a real-life adventure by the voice of Bart Simpson, Nancy Cartwright
Glance at the cast listing for the upcoming Netflix release Shimmer Lake and you’d probably expect a comedy: Rainn Wilson (The Office), Ron Livingston (Office Space), Adam Pally (Happy Endings), Rob Corddry (Hot Tub Time Machine), John Michael Higgins (Pitch Perfect), Wyatt Russell (Everybody Wants Some). And the film’s writer-director, Oren Uziel, penned the surprisingly great — and funny — sequel 22 Jump Street.
“Ronald Reagan? The actor?” So a flabbergasted 1955-era Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) famously quipped to time-traveling teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) in Back to the Future when told who the president of the United States would be in 1985.
It’s hard to believe there has not yet been a definitive documentary about the Grateful Dead, the seminal, cultishly followed jam-band. You can get your first look at Long Strange Trip in the exclusive trailer above. Directed by Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story, My Kid Could Paint That) and produced by Martin Scorsese (you already know), Long Strange Trip culls new interviews, never-seen-before footage, concert performances, acid flashbacks, and more to tell the untold story of the Grateful Dead, from their conception in Palo Alto, California, to the 1995 death of de facto leader Jerry Garcia and beyond.
Life-expectancy rates continue to increase. That’s not only good news for each of us individually, but also collectively as a culture that dreads having to say goodbye to those we cherish.
As debate rages on about the ethical and moral ramifications of drone warfare, a new thriller starring Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, The Martian) imagines the consequences of one such strike. In Drone (watch the exclusive trailer above), Bean plays Neil, a seemingly average suburban family man whose secret day job as a military contractor includes orchestrating pilot-less air attacks.
Fourteen years after finding herself Under the Tuscan Sun, Diane Lane is back for more breathtaking views of the European countryside in the new romantic comedy Paris Can Wait. (Watch the exclusive trailer above.)
The international trailer for the upcoming drama A Family Man (watch exclusively above) opens with a familiar setup: Gerard Butler is a Dane Jensen, a hotshot headhunter (“the purest form of salesman,” he boasts) too busy for his wife (Gretchen Mol) and kids. He’s in the running for a promotion, too, though boss (Willem Dafoe) says it will come down to Dane or his rival (Alison Brie).
The United States’s acceptance of Syrian refugees has become one of the most divisive issues in American politics (and on all of our Facebook walls), particularly in light of the election of Donald Trump and the president’s subsequent proposed travel ban. Now the documentary Cries From Syria looks at the events that lead the Middle Eastern nation into an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky (an Oscar nominee a year ago for Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom) and narrated by Helen Mirren, the film draws on activist war footage and interviews with people on both sides of the conflict to paint an intimate, devastating portrait of a civil war that has left hundreds of thousands of Syrians dead and caused more than 5 million others to flee the country.
The 2009 indie Punching the Clown did not set the box office on fire, but the Slamdance Audience Award winner did earn star Henry Phillips — who combines folk music and comedy — some serious clout with funny people. You can check out the film’s exclusive first trailer above.
Iceland has a scant 323,000 residents — or just a shade more than half the people in Wyoming, the U.S.’s least populous state. But, in the film Bokeh, when an American couple vacationing on the island nation wake up one morning, the population has decreased to zero. Zilch. Nada
As far as action-comedy duos go, J.K. Simmons and Emile Hirsch probably aren’t the most obvious of pairings. Hirsch plays Martin, a struggling Los Angeles banjo player recently dumped by his girlfriend Ginnie (Analeigh Tipton).
We’re not going to lie: You might start feeling bad for Norman Oppenhemier, the persistent wannabe businessman played by Richard Gere, by the end of the first trailer for Norman: The Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer. (Watch exclusively above.) Everywhere Norman turns, he’s met by derision, rejection, or a very expensive shoe bill.
World War I doesn’t get nearly as much cinematic attention as World War II. Rarer still are World War I films that follow the events along the Eastern Front. The new romantic war drama The Ottoman Lieutenant (watch the exclusive teaser above) explores the battle line drawn between the Russian Empire (one of the Allies) and the Ottoman and German empires (the Central Powers).
If the upcoming thriller Sugar Mountain were a cautionary tale, its moral would be “don’t ever try to recreate a James Franco movie in real life.” (Watch the film’s exclusive trailer above.)
Considered one of the most overlooked tragedies of the 20th century, the Holodomor (also known as the Great Famine) killed somewhere between 2.5 and 10 million Ukrainians in 1931-32. Although the cause of the devastating famine has long been a source of global debate, it’s widely believed to be a genocide orchestrated by the Stalin-ruled Soviet Union against Ukraine’s population.
It’s been 10 years since Ian McShane wrapped the widely loved Western series Deadwood, and frankly, we haven’t seen him in the lead nearly enough since.
Yesterday, we brought you the exclusive first look at the filmmaker’s Stooges/Iggy Pop documentary, Gimme Danger. Today you can check out the trailer premiere for his critically acclaimed new drama, Paterson (watch above). Paterson stars Adam Driver (Girls, The Force Awakens) as Paterson, a bus driver with poetic aspirations in blue-collar Paterson, New Jersey.
You don’t have to watch the trailer premiere for Gimme Danger (above) for too long before learning how filmmaker Jim Jarmusch feels about the seminal punk band he’s documenting: “We are in an undisclosed location, interrogating Jim Osterberg [better known as Iggy Pop] about The Stooges,” Jarmusch announces. Fans of the Stones and Beatles might take issue, but Jarmusch — the O.G. NYC hipster, revered director behind movies like Down By Law, Ghost Dog, and Broken Flowers, and fervent music aficionado — clearly believes his proclamation. Gimme Danger (titled after the 1973 song of the same name) marks Jarmusch’s first nonfiction work since the 1997 Neil Young tour doc, Year of the Horse, and the filmmaker has been working on telling The Stooges’ story (at the request of Mr. Pop) since at far back as 2010.
As far as American literary giants go, Thomas Wolfe is one of the biggest. Maybe not Ernest Hemingway or F. Scott Fitzgerald big, but Wolfe was hugely influential nonetheless. The upcoming biopic Genius will shed some new light on the author’s life and works (and propensity to go waaaaaay over word-count limits), and you can watch the first trailer for it above.
It’s been nearly five years since Emma Watson last appeared as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, and the 25-year-old actress continues move far beyond the magical adventures of her childhood. In her new movie Colonia, Watson plays Lena, a young woman desperate to find her missing boyfriend Daniel (Daniel Brühl) amid the political tumult of early 1970s Chile. A real-life settlement, Colonia Dignidad was an ominous, pseudo-religious community that was later revealed to have Nazi ties, to employ torture, and to engage in an array of other criminal activities, including child abuse.
Not only has Julia Roberts reteamed with Pretty Woman director Garry Marshall (again!), but the Oscar winner is sharing the spotlight with big-name co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Kate Hudson in this first trailer (above) for Mother’s Day, premiering exclusively on Yahoo Movies. In the tradition of Marshall’s ensemble rom-coms Valentine’s Day (in which Roberts also starred) and New Year’s Eve, Mother’s Day promises to weave together multiple storylines centered around the titular holiday.
Imagine falling in love with someone who is dead. Based on the Tom Drury novel of the same name, The Driftless Area explores such an idea — and more. A neo-noir crime drama, the film stars Anton Yelchin (Star Trek) as Pierre, a young man who returns to his hometown following the death of his parents. Soon he finds himself captivated by a mysterious woman named Stella (Zooey Deschanel, star of Fox’s The New Girl), who saves him after he falls down a well shaft.
Vince Vaughn has only one goal in the upcoming crime thriller Term Life —staying alive long enough to ensure his daughter’s future financial comfort. Vaughn plays Nick, a career thief who has finally reached the end of his lucky streak, as seen in the exclusive trailer above.