JJ Abrams is at it again. Not content with sitting back after releasing the biggest movie of the past decade the director, best know for Lost and making millions of Star Trek fans very upset, has decided to revisit the world of his lackluster shaky-cam monster movie, Cloverfield. Even more interesting the movie, titled 10 Cloverfield Lane, is set to release on March 11, and we are only seeing the trailer today.

In typical Abrams style both his production company, Bad Robot Productions and Paramount Pictures kept the entire movie under wraps for the majority of its production, which is an admittedly impressive feat in today’s social media world. Back in 2014, Bad Robot and Paramount announced that they hired Dan Trachtenberg to direct a post-apocalyptic thriller titled Valencia or The Cellar. We now know that was just a ruse, as the secret title of the movie was really Cloverfield 2.

Though not shot in a found footage style shaky camera, the trailer below does still give the feel of a homemade recording style. 10 Cloverfield Lane stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher, Jr. and John Goodman. A sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield, the details are still unclear. From what we know, Winstead’s character wakes up in a bomb shelter with two strangers. The world outside is supposedly destroyed from nuclear fallout, but in typical Abrams style we don’t get much more than that.

It will be interesting to see if the Cloverfield monster makes an appearance or if this will just be a single-room post-apocalyptic thriller, with only very minimal ties to the original movie, but what do you think?

Check out the trailer below and let us know if you are excited to see more of the aftermath of the 2008 monster flick? Will this movie follow in Cloverfield’s footsteps, all hype and no substance? Will we find out that John Goodman is the true monster, the actor not his character? Let us know all your theories in the comments below.

10 Cloverfield Lane will be released on March 11, 2016.

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Personally, we would have went with the title Independence Day: Veterans’ Days, but that is just us. However, it could be accurate as both Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are looking much older than their former alien fighting glory days in the new Independence Day trailer. Of course, Will Smith is nowhere to be seen, which will remain to be seen whether that is a good or poor decision on the part of DC’s Deadshot. Still despite all of this we are intrigued.

Independence Day is one of the seminal Roland Emmerich disaster movies. When it was released 1996 it set the new record for not only what a disaster movie should be, but gave us a new ideas of the alien invasion movie. Also, Will Smith had all the good one-liners.  However, from what we see of this new trailer, it is possible that this next movie will be more of a sci-fi adventure movie, rather than a disaster movie. After all, Earth has adapted and rebuilt. It has used the technology from the crashed alien ships to upgrade their technology, which looks like it includes new fighter jets, laser guns, and Jeff Goldblum on the moon.

You would think this new fight between Earth and the invading aliens will be a bit more balanced, which could lend for even better drama or could prove this new Independence Day was a blockbuster too far. Let us know what you think? Will the aliens win this time? Will a bearded Bill Pullman give an even more epic speech? Is Will Smith Dead? let us know your thoughts below.

Independence Day: Resurgence opens in theaters on June 24, 2016.

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It is finally here in all its mutant-loving, bald-headed glory. The first trailer for X-Men: Apocalypse. This movie will follow in the footsteps of Bryan Singer’s reboot/retcon of his original X-Men movie franchise. Now that X-Men: Days of Future Past has fixed the canon we can all go forward confidently as our mutants, under the care of Charles Xavier, fight Apocalypse and 80’s fashion in this newest installment of the franchise. From the shots we have seen and the trailer below we are very excited to see what Singer will bring to the table when dealing with the most powerful foe the X-Men have ever faced.

Though the trailer does not give us much in terms of plot we definitely get several good glimpses of the young X-Men, including Cylcops, Storm, Nightcrawler, and Sansa Stark… err Jean Grey. We do know that we will finally learn why Professor Xavier is bald, -we have our money on Nair- and how the Xavier Institute finally came into permanent existence. We also got a possible glimpse of Apocalypse’s four horseman: Storm, Psylocke, Archangel, and Magneto, from the looks of it. We will just have to wait and see if any of those predictions are right.

For now we want to hear about your thoughts on the trailer. Are you excited? Still bitter that our favorite mutants are not in the MCU? Let us know in the comments below. X-Men: Apocalypse will be in theaters on May 27, 2016.

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It has finally arrived the trailer for the second film featuring the Michael Bay mutations that sort of resemble a cartoon show you used to watch as kids. With that said, we will admit that there is something a lot more fun and interesting about this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle trailer than anything else we have seen from the rebooted TMNT so far. For all the criticism we can give you -and there is a fair amount- we can at least say this seems to be the weirdest and most cartoonish live-adaptation of the Ninja Turtles we have ever seen.

From this trailer alone we get a look at Casey Jones, the Turtle Wagon, and everyone’s favorite mutated duo, Beebop and Rocksteady. It doesn’t even look like the producers and animators tried to make those two appear different from their late 80’s cartoon counterparts, and that makes the little kid in us scream in excitement, just a bit. It even looks as if this movie is toning down the steroid-tastic look of the turtles themselves, which is good, because that made out inner little kid scream for all different reasons.

It helps that Michael Bay is no longer attached to this movie franchise, but his stink still seems to remain. The movie looks like it will not be toning down the gratuitous sexualizing and racist stereotyping that we have come to expect from productions associated with the explode-fetish director. Still there is hope as the story for TMNT 2 has been penned by none other than Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird who were responsible for bringing us the Turtles in the first place.

Surprisingly, we at The NYRD don’t hate this movie, but watch the trailer, judge for yourself, and let us know your opinions in the comments below. TMNT 2 will hit theaters on June 3, 2016.

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It’s happening. The trailer for Zoolander 2 has finally hit the Inter-webs, and surprisingly the trailer does not look as bad as one might expect. Everyone here at The NYRD are huge fans of the original movie, but even we have to admit that sequels to comedy movies very rarely work. Just look at The Hangover 2 or whatever it was that Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels tried doing a few years back.

We have high hopes for Zoolander 2, but grand in a way that still keeps them small, like high hopes for ants. the one thing this movie has going for it is a great cast from Owen Wilson to Will Ferrell to Ben Stiller to a questionably androgynous Sherlock Holmes. For now we feel that we owe Ben Stiller and his creation the benefit of the doubt so we will hope for the best.

Zoolander 2 will be out in theaters on February 12th. So watch the trailer below and let us know what you think. Did you enjoy what you saw? did it make you laugh? Is this movie so 2000 and late? Was that last joke so 2000 and late? Give us a shout in the comments below.

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Over the weekend Legendary Films released their first full length trailer for the film Warcraft. The movie is based upon the popular video game franchise from Blizzard and will feature the story of the first meeting and the first war between Orcs and Humans. Visually, the effects are being handled by Weta Workshop and look like those of the video game franchise.

The trailer promises a mix of CGI, motion capture, and live action to bring the world of Azerorth to life. All things considered the movie looks as if it will be a faithful adaptation of the Warcraft video games. This is sure to delight fans, but it is questionable if it will bring in those unfamiliar with  Blizzard’s most successful game series. Then again with more 100 million people playing World of Warcraft over the past decade maybe there is no need to tap broader appeal.

Either way we want to voice our approval of Blizzard and Legendary for sticking with the source material at a time when so many other studios and entertainment companies are only seeking to buy the rights to video games and other nostalgia-laden properties, just to exploit them and pay little to no lip-service to the original fan base. With any luck Warcraft will be a success and pave the way for better video game movies to come.

Seeing as how Blizzard has always had the ability to create some of the best cut-scenes of any video game company we have cautious hopes for their two-hour long cut-scene of a movie, but what are your thoughts on the trailer? Is it too much like the video game? Did you want to see some diversity in the franchise? Or is it everything you and your raptor-mount could hope for?

Warcraft is directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Jones. The film stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Dominic Cooper, Toby Kebbell, Ben Schnetzer, Rob Kazinsky and Daniel Wu. It will be in theaters on June 10, 2016.

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Last night AMC gave us the first look at their newest TV series, Preacher. It is more than likely that they will look to use this new show to fill the void of The Walking Dead‘s mid-season hiatus. The cable channel has been trying to keep their audience in between seasons to varying degrees of success, and now they have turned to another comic series to keep attention until everyone’s favorite undead zombie show returns.

The comic, by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillion is a celebrated series and there have been several attempts over the years to make it into a TV series or film. Published by Vertigo, Preacher is the story of Reverend Jesse Custer, who becomes possessed by an immensely powerful creature called Genesis. A baby born of an unnatural coupling of demon and angel, Genesis has enough power to rival God, but because of its infancy has almost no will of its own. After Genesis and Jesse unintentionally kill the preacher’s congregation, the reverend hits the road to find God. The big man abandoned heaven after the birth of Genesis and now the powers of heaven and hell are running amok. Jesse is joined in this journey by his hit-woman ex-girlfriend, Tulip, and an Irish vampire named Cassidy.

However, you get none of that from the trailer itself, which just seems to promise violence without any of the supernatural frills. Shortly after airing the trailer, AMC released the clip online; featuring Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer and Joe Gilgun as Cassidy, plus quick glimpses of Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare.

Preacher is set to debut in 2016 on AMC, for a 10-episode first season. No date has been set for the series premiere

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We have all been hearing a lot about this Star Wars thing lately. The newest trailer dropped last week and the Internet has been talking about nothing else since. Unfortunately, the thing the last trailer lacked was any sort of solid idea of what Episode VII might be about. Well the guys at Science Vs. Cinema decided to try and fix that.

They edited last year’s teaser from Star Wars Celebration along with the most current and final trailer to blend together the scenes to give us a sense of the order of the movie. We are not sure if it reveals anything more or less about what how good Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be, -we are reserving our Jar Jar judgement on that one- but it at least gives us a better idea of what old JJ Abrams is working with.

This fan trailer gives puts order to the chaos of the images we see, starting on a desert world and ending in the climatic battle which very well could be the movie’s climatic battle. Be warned, if you want to go into Episode VII without expectations or spoilers than you should not watch the following trailer, but if you are the kind of person -like Todd- who needs to know everything so they can dissect, conjecture, and digest it all, then this Star Wars trailer is for you. Check it out:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released on December 18, 2015. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, then you are probably already out of luck. You may just have to wait a week.

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Marvel previewed it’s trailer for season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil at New York Comic Con over the weekend. Footage of the trailer leaked online, because of course it did. However, the comic book, movie, and entertainment giant has now released the official trailer for the viewing enjoyment of online audience.

The first half of the trailer is mostly just a reminder that Season 1 was a thing. It doesn’t really get good till about 30 seconds from the end when we start to see new footage and it is exciting. It all takes place under the voice-over of Father Lantom, the priest we met in season 1. We see Matt, Foggy, and Karen, but the real surprises come from the brief glimpse we get of Elektra as she covers her face, and the hints of Jon Bernthal’s Punisher. In one scene, Karen holds up what looks like an X-ray with the familiar looking skull symbol on it. We also get a look at the back of the Bernthal’s head and a weapon clutched in his shadowy hand. The last line of the trailer, “bang,” we also assume belongs to him.

Marvel is hyping this coming season as Daredevil vs. The Punisher, because thanks to DC everyone needs to “vs.” each other now. However there is plenty of precedence for this showdown in the comics, and it is most likely that season 2 will look to explore the extremist attitudes of a vigilante like Punisher versus the more standard ethics of a superhero like Daredevil. After all, Matt came to a big decision at the end of season 1 about whether or not to kill the Kingpin. The Punisher is going to be testing that chosen path in a big way. We can’t wait.

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Disney has finally dropped its trailer for the live-action version of The Jungle Book, based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories and, of course, on Disney’s own animated film of the same name. The trailer was teased back in August at D23, and now Disney has finally released it to the public. The story follows Mowgli (played by Neel Sethi), who is raised by a family of wolves. It also stars the voices of such heavy hitters as Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Walken, and Lupita Nyong’o. The movie is being directed by Jon Favreau and is being produced as the latest in Disney’s attempts to recapture its past animation successes in the live-action format. It follows in the vein of Maleficent and Cinderella.

The Jungle Book does seem as if it has potential, blending live-action with photorealistic CGI animals and environments. Some of the effects in the trailer still seem a bit rough, but we can only hope that Disney will be able to fix some of that come post-production. Most worrying, the release date has already been postponed three times, with the most current date for the movie listed as April 15, 2016. Hopefully, Disney will be able to get its act together to do this beautiful and whimsical story true justice.

On release it will be available in Disney Digital 3D, RealD 3D, and IMAX 3D, because of course it will.

Tell us what you think of the trailer. Did it live up to expectations or fall flat? Are you excited to see Bill Murray in bear form? Let us know in the comments below.

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Quentin Tarantino is at it again. His eighth upcoming movie about over the top blood, gore, and most likely revenge is titled The Hateful Eight. Through we were not the biggest fans of Django Unchained it looks likes Tarantino is pulling out all the stops for his second western about eight strangers trapped together for better and worse. Originally, it was reported that Tarantino was going to stop work on the movie after the script leaked online, but thankfully that turned out to be false.

As far as the trailer itself, it should be no surprise that the first face we see belongs to Samuel L. Jackson. He has been in almost every Tarantino movie, and non-Tarantino movie, since Pulp Fiction. In fact, we have a theory that Jackson has a cameo a Nazi soldier in Inglorious Bastards. That’s how good of an actor he is. You never even saw him.

Even better is the anticipated return of Kurt Russell. Don’t ask us where Kurt Russell went after Escape From LA. Seriously, we stopped paying attention. He might have appeared in some car commercial we saw a few months ago, but regardless, it is great to see him getting back to his badass-gun-toting roots.

Tarantino rarely disappoints, and we here at The NYRD will be eagerly watching what else comes from the Hateful Eight in the next coming months. So stay tuned.

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The truth is out there, and that truth is that the X-Files returns to Fox this January. The continuing adventures of Mulder and Scully will debut after the network’s coverage of the NFC Championship Game on Sunday, Jan. 24. Check out the teaser trailer below and, be warned, it is a teaser. It lasts a whole 15 seconds, but at the end when you see the logo come up and that familiar music start to play, just tell us that you can’t help but feel those old familiar goosebumps ride up your neck.

Both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are still looking hot. With this new show produced by none other than X-Files creator, Chris Carter, we are hoping for great things. Some people will claim this is only another ploy to play off our nostalgia, but even if it is, that does not mean we do not have high hopes. X-Files was the precursor to the type of high quality episodic storytelling that is so common on TV today. It is only fitting that the show comes back to reclaim the title.

In preparation for the shows return, we at The NYRD will be binge watching all of Entertainment Weekly’s recommended 10 essential episodes that every super-fan needs to rewatch before January.

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It looks like the people in Hall H are no longer the only ones who get to put their peepers on the new Suicide Squad trailer. Fresh from SDCC, now you too can revel in the struggle of “Bad versus Evil.” Check it out below, and check out our breakdown further down.


The first shot is of Amanda Waller, well known DC power player basically bragging how she has captured. “the worst of the worst” to two high ranking military officials, possibly a meeting of Checkmate, the Agency, or one of the other hundred shadowy government organizations that have existed in the DC Universe over the years, so take your pick. They talk about the squad as they are still in prison, claiming that the events of Man of Steel may have acted like a beacon to attract other metahumans to come out of the woodwork.

The rest of the conversation seems to talk about why the squad is formed.

“They are bad guys.”

“We have built-in deniability.”

Then we get a montage of the squad starting with Harley Quinn, the person everyone has been waiting to see. We are a big fans of the jester diamond tattoos on her wrist. From the looks of the trailer, Margot Robbie is going to play Harley with the right amount of sweetness, innocence and craziness to make the character work. Unfortunately, from the few lines we get, it seems as if they have dropped the iconic Staten Island accent, which means we may not get to hear the iconic, “Mistah Jay.”

Other than a line from Jai Courtney’s Captain Boomerang, Will Smith’s Deadshot is the only other character to get in some lines, because of course. It’s Will Smith. His lines are fairly generic, basically giving the movie’s title in a off-comment and confirming how the squad is patsies for the US Government.

Of course the trailer ends with what everyone has been waiting for, Jared Leto as the Joker. It seems as if we are going to get a tatted up silver toothed version of the character. Leto even channels a little Ledger in his voice choice. Yet, this may be a good direction for the character. After all, it looks like Batman V Superman is going to establish that Batman has been around for a while, and that he may even have lost a Robin or two to his ultimate nemesis. So on the same token, the new Joker needs to be menacing, larger than life, but also feel a bit worn. We need to see that hehas spent years battling the Caped Crusader in the streets of Gotham.

It is still too early know how much of the footage shown is actual movie footage or shot exclusively for the trailer and comic con. All the dialogue we hear, especially the lengthy opening scene between Amanda Waller and the military officers could very well be footage shot exclusively for the trailer. They spend a lot of time explaining the concept of Suicide Squad, as if in hopes of interesting the non-comic readers in the movie’s concept.

Well, mission accomplished, because we here at The NYRD are more excited to see the team of villains on the screen than we are to see Superman and Batman duke it out. This is going to be the movie that really deepens the DC movie universe, and now we await 2016 with baited breath.

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