Luther: Series 3 Launch Trailer - BBC One 

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Unused posters by Juan Luis Garcia for Spike Lee’s Oldboy.

Don Jon Official Trailer #1 (2013)

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Official Teen Wolf Season 3 Trailer

So friggin’ excited!! 

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Iron Man 3 was really entertaining, and definitely better than Iron Man 2. I’m, still trying to cleanse my palette of that mess. My advice for fellow comic nerds? Abandon all canon knowledge enjoy the ride. It was definitely clunky in places, but overall, a pretty good probable end to the Iron Man film franchise. [4/5]

I didn’t like The Great Gatsby. It was boring. I mean not that the book itself was the most exciting thing I’ve ever read, but still. Most of my favorite films are over or around the two hour mark, and none of them feel like it. I was sitting in the theater last night constantly peeking at the time, counting down until round about when I’d be able to escape. The trailers made it look a lot more visually impressive and engrossing than it actually is (they also used the soundtrack much better). And if you’re hoping that the book is adapted well, it’s not. You let me down, Baz!! For the record though, my date enjoyed it. [2/5]

Only God Forgives

Red band trailer for Only God Forgives (2013).

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I’ve been on one of my foreign film kicks lately, and wanted to share a few of them. Because I’m a sharer, after all.

First up, Rundskop, or Bullhead, which was Belgium’s entry for foreign language Oscar last year and one of my very favorite movies of 2011. Now, it’s on Netflix Instant. Matthias Schoenaerts’ performance is incredible — he plays a steroid addicted cattle farmer involved in a seedy underworld and burdened by a horrific past, and he knocks the role out of the park. He is absolutely brilliant. [5/5]

Next is Rust & Bone, a French film from 2012. I watched it for Matthias Schoenaerts, who on top of being a great actor is hot as hellfire, and it also stars the lovely Marion Cotillard. It’s the story of a single father that’s a bit of a bum, and a beautiful orca trainer who suffers an accident and how their relationship develops, and how they help each other grow and learn in more subtle and unconventional ways than most romance films allow. [4/5]

Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within (Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora é Outro in Portuguese) is a Brazilian film which was described by a critic as “a cross between The Departed, The Wire, and The Godfather,” and I can’t think of a better way to sum it up, or a better reason for you to watch it. It’s fucking great. It’s a sequel, but the first film is neither required, nor even recommended viewing (I thought it sucked, personally). It’s on Netflix Instant. [5/5]

Last, but not least, is Japanese Samurai period piece, Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai, the great Takashi Miike’s 3D remake of Masaki Kobayashi’s 1962 film Harakiri (Hara-kiri is the English term for the ritual suicide of cutting one’s stomach open). I won’t tell you anything about either film so that if you’re ignorant of the premise you can stay that way and get your heart ripped out the way you should. This one is available on Netflix Instant as well. [5/5]

The Wolverine: International Trailer

it can’t be any worse than the first one, right? 

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Show recommendation: Utopia

Utopia is a new (6 episode) mini-series on the UK’s Channel 4, dealing with a group of people who come together through their interest in a graphic novel called “The Utopia Experiments” and subsequently their lives are torn apart.

Only one (beautifully shot and directed!) episode has aired so far, and I was really taken in by it. It’s weird, chilling, and violent. There are comic books, conspiracy theories, corrupt government officials, and sociopaths. I could explain it better, but I went into episode one knowing absolutely nothing about it besides what I’ve written here and that made it all the more enjoyable.