Monthly Archives: June 2013

Great Gatsby Visual FX Reel

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A peek behind the scenes of The Great Gatsby’s visual FX from the film’s VFX supervisor.  It’s really interesting to see how much was done via green-screen.  Some of it was obvious like the city scenes, but I was surprised by how much there was in the scenes on Long Island.

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New Trailer: Pacific Rim

New official trailer today for Pacific Rim, Guillermo del Toro’s entry into the summer movie race. Pacific Rim features giant human-built robots battling monsters that emerge from the depths of the ocean. The cast includes , and .

Trailer: The Spectacular Now

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The distributor touts The Spectacular Now as:

 …the tale of Sutter Keely (Miles Teller), a high school senior and effortless charmer, and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with “the good girl” Aimee Finecky (Shailene Woodley). What starts as an unlikely romance, becomes a sharp-eyed, straight-up snapshot of the heady confusion and haunting passion of youth – one that doesn’t look for tidy truths….

The film is written by   and  ((500) Days of Summer), and directed by  (Smashed — Check it out if you haven’t seen it). It stars , and . The Spectacular Now comes to theaters this August.

*Photo courtesy A24 Films

Trailer: Drinking Buddies

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Olivia Wilde and Jake Johnson (New Girl) are coworkers at a craft brewery with a special friendship that could be more, but they’re both with other people (Ron Livingston and Anna Kendrick). Relationships are put to the test when Wilde and Johnson find themselves alone for a weekend.

Drinking Buddies is written and directed by , and stars .

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Courtesy Magnolia Pictures

And now a couple gratuitous Olivia Wilde pictures…

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Teaser Trailer: The Lego Movie

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So I don’t normally post Trailers but I am BEYOND excited for this one!

This is the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® movie, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller,  and doesn’t open in theaters until February 7, 2014 but it can’t come soon enough!  It features the vocal talents of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman,  and Alison Brie , with Liam Neeson and (ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!) Morgan Freeman.

The 3D animated film follows Emmet, a perfectly ordinary LEGO minifigure who follows the rules and is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world.

The trailer had me consistently laughing and I can’t wait for it to come out!


Teaser Trailer: Anchorman 2

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San Diego’s favorite news team is back, launching a 24-hour news channel. Anchorman 2 is directed by , and stars , and . It comes to theaters December 20th.

New Trailer: The Wolf of Wall Street

Scorsese. DiCaprio. A Midget. A Chimpanzee. Watch this trailer…like now.

I literally can’t think of anything I’m not excited about for this trailer. DiCaprio looks awesome as always (seriously, look at the movies he’s done. He almost never misses) in the true story of  Jordan Belfort, a New York stockbroker who refuses to cooperate in a 1990’s securities fraud investigation. This new trailer is chock-full of Goodfellas-like voiceover,  90’s Wall Street extravagance, midget tossing and monkeys dressed as people. What’s not to like?

Based on the autobiographical book by Jordan Belfort and screenplay by Emmy Winner Terence Winter. Directed by Oscar Winner, living legend and the all-around amazing Martin Scorsese.

Starring Oscar Nominee Leonardo DiCaprio (please, someone get that man an Oscar), Oscar Nominee Jonah Hill, Emmy Winner Kyle Chandler, Oscar Nominee Rob Reiner, Oscar Winner Jean Dujardin, and Teen Choice Award Nominee/perpetually stoned Matthew McConaugheyThe Wolf of Wall Street is set to be released on November 13th.

Cinedraft’s Top 10 Most Memorable Fathers

How do we at Cinedraft celebrate Father’s Day weekend? By having completely unproductive arguments about Father figures in movies, that’s how. (That’s right our movie arguments are seasonal.) And, because posting lists on the internets is the cool thing to do these days, (i’m looking at you Buzzfeed) we have taken our arguments, done some very unscientific polling of our writers and created a list of CINEDRAFT’S TOP TEN MEMORABLE MOVIE FATHERS. Take a look at our list below and let us know how we screwed it up.

*Note of clarification: When voting for this list we were instructed to vote for the most MEMORABLE movie fathers. (Actually, we were instructed to do many things, often directly conflicting, but we settled on memorable.) Not necessarily BEST fathers, but most memorable. Some of the fathers on our list may not be winning any Father of the Year awards anytime soon, but they sure were memorable.


New Trailer: Elysium

While the privileged/extremely wealthy live on a place called Elysium, the rest of the human race is forced to live in deplorable conditions on what is left of Earth in the year 2154.

Written and Directed by Neill Blomkamp, who has an Oscar nomination for Co-Writing District 9, a film which he also Directed.

Starring, a heavily tattooed and buff Matt DamonJodie Foster, and District 9 lead actor Sharlto Copley.

*Photo courtesy Columbia Pictures

Trailer: 300: Rise of an Empire

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Following the sacrifice of the 300, Greek general Themistocles battles the invading Persian horde led by Xerxes.

300: Rise of an Empire is directed by  (Smart People), from a screenplay by  and , and is based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller. It stars , and a bunch of shirtless men.