The bootlegging Bondurant brothers, who kept their corner of Virginia awash in high quality moonshine during Prohibition, did not lead gentle or chaste lives. As such, no green band trailer for Lawless could really sell the film based on those lives properly. That's why, with a week until the movie begin rolling out in limited release, The Weinstein Company has unveiled a red band Lawless trailer, complete with some blood, a little bit of nudity, and Gary Oldman shooting a tommy gun with no small amount of style.
Want to learn a little but about bootlegging in 1930's West Virginia while also seeing quite a bit of new footage from Lawless? Or maybe see the stars and filmmakers talking about John Hillcoat's Prohibition-era drama in some talking head interviews that have a bit more substance than the usual puffery? Either way, you're in luck, because there are two new behind the scenes featurettes for Lawless, and both have a nice historical bent.
The Dark Knight Rises arrives on conventional and IMAX screens tonight at midnight. Fans who haven't spent the last few days in paroxysms of untenable excitement, foaming at the mouth over reviews, or predicting opening weekend box office have doubtless been preparing themselves by re-watching Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises. For anyone who just doesn't have a spare five hours to get that done by midnight, there's now a super-trailer for all three entries in Christopher Nolan's soon-to-be-complete Dark Knight Trilogy.
With Comic-Con over and done with, Warner Bros. is ensuring that this will be the Week of Batman. The studio lifted its embargo on reviews for The Dark Knight Rises at midnight, so those critics who've seen the sequel are free to publish those reviews, many of which are swimming in hyperbole. While we have to wait to Thursday night or Friday to see if the big talk is justified, two new TV spots have put the critical praise front and center, promising an epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's Bat-trilogy.
In one week, years worth of hype, speculation, and general fretting will have come to an end, probably replaced by both bitter lamentations and ecstatic hyperbole. In one week, The Dark Knight Rises will be playing nationwide on conventional and IMAX screens, ending the trilogy that started with Batman Begins and continued through The Dark Knight. How best to prepare for the cinematic nerdgasm? Watching the fourth official clip promoting the movie probably won't hurt.
Comic-Con 2012 is in full swing down, and some new information from next year's RoboCop remake has emerged from the biggest annual pilgrimage of nerds anywhere on the planet. Specifically, a new, relatively specific synopsis of the remake's story has landed online. Much of it covers the familiar story of good cop turned robotic supercop/shell of a man/corporate product Alex Murphy. Along with this week's Omnicorp viral video, though, it suggests that a big update in Jose Padhila's new version is a fixation on drone warfare.
Excited for The Dark Knight Rises? Not yet burned out on new promotional material? Then you're in for a treat, as today we have no less than two new official clips from Christopher Nolan's last outing with the Caped Crusader.
Weeks ago, some folks groused about the fact that, like its predecessors, The Dark Knight Rises wouldn't have a panel a San Diego Comic-Con. Less than a week and a half from the movie's release, the amount of new promotional material from the Batman sequel arriving daily makes it clear that Warner Bros. has no particular need of Comic-Con to pimp The Dark Knight Rises. Right now, for example, you can wet your Batman hype whistle with the first official clip from the film, as well as an intimidatingly Bane-centric IMAX midnight poster.
Since there is a teeny-tiny chance that some minute, immeasurable sliver of the global populace isn't aware that The Dark Knight Rises is mere days away from theatrical release, Warner Bros. has taken the precautionary measure of debuting yet another bang-up trailer for the final installment in this Bat-trilogy. And hey, we've also got a new TV spot that reveals what was, up until now, undoubtedly the best-kept secret of The Dark Knight Rises.
Synopsis: The conclusion to Christopher Nolan's hugely successful Batman trilogy concludes the story that started with Batman Begins and continued through The Dark Knight. Eight years after the last film, Bruce Wayne faces his greatest challenge when the villainous Bane comes to Gotham, using terrorist tactics to take over the city and break the Batman. To emerge triumphant, the hero will need to marshal the forces of order, including Catwoman and the police force.