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The new trailer for Whiplash is full of blood, sweat, and fear


Last month we showed you a fantastic trailer for the Sundance favorite WHIPLASH featuring a menacing drum instructor played by bully J.K. Simmons and an inspiring student played by the underrated rising star Miles Teller. It’s another unnerving look at what’s sure to be one of people’s must see movies this fall. If you think a dramatic movie can’t scare you, step right up. Check out our own Chris Bumbray’s glowing review from Sundance.

Here’s the full synopsis for Whiplash:

A pedagogical thriller and an emotional S&M two-hander, Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash is brilliantly acted by Miles Teller as an eager jazz drummer at a prestigious New York music academy and J.K. Simmons as the teacher whose method of terrorizing his students is beyond questionable, even when it gets results. Dubbed “Full Metal Jacket at Juilliard” at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award, Chazelle’s jazz musical was developed from his short film of the same name, which premiered at Sundance the previous year. The live jazz core that is fused with Justin Hurwitz’s ambient score, the blood-on-the-drum-kit battle between student and teacher, and the dazzling filmmaking will keep your pulse rate elevated from beginning to end. A kinesthetic depiction of performance anxiety—you don’t need to be a musician to feel it—Whiplash also presents us with a moral issue open to debate.

A bloody great image from the movie.

I know there isn't a lot of Miles Teller fans out there, but forget THAT AWKWARD MOMENT and 21 AND OVER , the man wants to do movies like this. You can see it in his performances; great ones like in THE SPECTACULAR NOW and RABBIT HOLE are proof enough that he's destined for big things. WHIPLASH is another step up I have to believe.

WHIPLASH opens in theaters on October 10th 2014.

Source: Sony Pictures



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