Monthly Archives: June 2015

Honest Trailers – Magic Mike: Because a Sequel isn’t Enough!

When you look like Channing Tatum, women will literally pay you to hump their faces.

Once you start laughing, it's pretty much non-stop from there. Alright, there wasn't a lot of upscale entertainment behind Magic Mike to begin with, but when you start taking it scene by brutal scene, it gets downright ridiculous.

Young stripper who has a drug problem? Check. We can deal with that. Beefy Tarzan stripper. A little difficult to swallow (gulp), but, yeah. OK. Stripper dreaming of starting his own furniture business. Awwwright. Strippers discussing the stock market? Mmmkay. We're getting a little antsy here, folks!

The best news? We're going back for more! Magic Mike XXL opens in theaters extra early for the holiday weekend. Like, tonight in select theaters to keep the horn dogs happy. So, there's that. 

Enjoy the Screen Junkies Honest Trailer!

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Hitman: Agent 47 Trailer – You Won’t Know What Hit You

A new TV spot was released for the upcoming Rupert Friend starrer Hitman: Agent 47, but it just didn't feel right for it to be the first trailer we posted on Movie Fanatic when we had longer, more action oriented fare to share.

So here we are. I don't know much about the Hitman games, to be honest, but I know a lot about Rupert Friend's capabilities to kill, thanks to his role as Quinn on Homeland. Dude can definitely take them out with the best of them. Now he gets to do it with a heck of  a lot more panache and with his British accent! Dude!!

How lucky are we? The movie looks like it's going to be a heap of fun and an all around awesome popcorn chomping romp. Co-star Hannah Ware looks like a great match and we'll also be treated to Zachary Quinto and Ciaran Hinds. 

Can't lose with this one. It seems to me if you liked Hitman, you're going to love Hitman 47: Agent 47.

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I Am Chris Farley Trailer: Honoring a Comedy Giant

It's been almost 18 years since Chris Farley died at the age of 33, and we lost a talent far larger than we ever realized at the time. 

Now filmmaker Brent Hodge gather Farley's friends and colleagues such as Christina Applegate, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon, David Spade, friends, family and biographers to discus his greatest characters, skits and performances, as well as share iconic photographs, home movies, family snapshots and personal artifacts, to fully round out the story of this comedy legend – a bear of a man who nevertheless had remarkable grace and physicality.

Clips from Farley's most memorable performances fill the documentary, from his breathtaking Chippendales audition alongside Patrick Swayze, to his comically ill-fated salesman in Tommy Boy, to his diatribes as Matt Foley, the motivational speaker who "lives in a van down by the river!" Farley lived his life full speed and committed to make everyone around him laugh out loud, and I Am Chris Farley will tell his hilarious, touching and wildly entertaining story for the first time ever.

I AM CHRIS FARLEY was executive produced by Paul Gertz (I Am Steve McQueen, I Am Bruce Lee), Kent Wingerak (I Am Steve McQueen, I Am Bruce Lee) and Robert Pirooz (I Am Steve McQueen, I Am Evel Knievel)  

It's always difficult to remember someone who was so vivacious and vibrant when they were alive that we lost so early, but also so important to keep them alive in our hearts so their talent will never be forgotten. 

I Am Chris Farley opens in theaters in select theaters beginning July 31 and will be available on VOD beginning on August 11.

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Creed Official Trailer – Your Legacy is More than a Name

Your legacy is more than a name.

It's finally time to see Adonis Creed in action!

Adonis has been fighting his whole life, but still people don't believe he has what it takes to survive in the ring, not to end up like his father, someone he doesn't even know.

The first trailer reveals great footage of Michael B. Jordan in what is certain to propel him onto the fast track to the A list, where he should have been long before now. We're given a glimpse of  Phylicia Rashad as Mary Anne Creed and Tessa Thompson as Bianca.

The best moment of the trailer comes when Adonis meets Rocky Balboa for the first time and asks him about their private, behind closed doors fight, prompting Rocky to ask how he could possibly know about that. "I'm his son," Adonis replies. 

It's such a simple moment, but one that plays really well to transfer the entire franchise over into Jordan's hands. 

Take a look now and let us know what you think. 

If you want to see how this all began, you can watch Rocky online to see it all go down.

 

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Legend Trailer: Tom Hardy Doubles Up as Kray Twins in Brian Helgeland Film

Tom Hardy is big bank across the world, whether in actual dollars or word of mouth and by taking on the roles of both Ronald "Ronnie" Kray and his brother, Reginald "Reggie" Kray in Brian Helgeland's Legend, I'd like to think he's doing the world a favor.

If you saw Locke, you know the man doesn't need any help carrying a movie, but he's giving himself  a little help nonetheless. The Krays were nightclub owners and gangsters in 1960s London. They not only mixed with prominent entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland and politicians of the era, but became celebrities in their own right, eventually legends.

As the trailer says, everyone had a story about the Krays. They were twins.

It looks like Hardy is going to make the Krays as magical and alluring on film as they were in life. Starring with Hardy will be Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palminteri, Tara Fitzgerald and Taron Egerton. Quite the crowd!

From Academy Award® winner Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) comes the true story of the rise and fall of London's most notorious gangsters, Reggie and Ron Kray, both portrayed by Tom Hardy in an amazing double performance.

Legend is a classic crime thriller taking us into the secret history of the 1960s and the extraordinary events that secured the infamy of the Kray twins.

It sounds pretty darn good to us. With Hardy riveting alone in a car for two hours, he'll be unstoppable doubling up as a couple of charismatic criminals reveling in their celebrity!

 

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