If it sometimes seems as though summer blockbuster trailers use the same tricks to advertise what seem to be the exact same movie over and over again, that's because they do.
Don't have time to watch Wolf of Wall Street or any of the other Best Picture contenders? Check out Wolf of Wall Street, 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle, Nebraska, Her, Philomena, Captain Phillips and Gravity in this 90-second trailer supercut.
In what is hoped to be a seasonal tradition, there's a new film this week from David O. Russell to follow last year's Christmas release of Silver Linings Playbook.
As the year approaches its twilight and Christmas movie options begin to avail themselves, two familiar genres have emerged on cue. There is the film-star-doing-acting genre, and there is the penguin genre.
As the entitled scion of Hollywood royalty, Josh Brolin could very easily have devolved into, say, Scott Caan or Jake Busey. But after two decades running the gauntlet of supporting roles in everything from Highway to Heaven to Into the West (and Into the Blue for that matter), Brolin enjoyed overnight success in No Country for Old Men, W, and Milk.
As Hunger Games: Catching Fire lights up the box office this weekend, recall 2007's The Golden Compass.