If you are looking for a fairy tale to dazzle you, look no further than director Kenneth Branagh’s CINDERELLA. Written by Chris Weitz and starring Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi and Helena Bonham Carter, the film is set to wow audiences. While the first domestic trailer was fairly solid, this international trailer really knocks it out of the park.Read More »
Directed by: Tim Burton
Written by: Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski
Starring: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Jason Schwartzman, Krysten Ritter, Danny Huston, Terence Stamp, Delaney Raye
BIG EYES is a paint-by-numbers biopic that lacks vibrancy, life and depth. It’s a true surprise given all of the talent involved. Though the film should have been a home run, director Tim Burton and screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski turn in a questionable mess that’s infuriating for all the wrong reasons.Read More »
…even though we can’t tell what the heck is happening. Just a lot of excess and star Christian Bale rollicking with Natalie Portman. The film will make its splashy premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February.
Though we don’t know the plot just yet, this flick is high on our must-see list of 2015. We also eagerly await this scene:Read More »
We love a good Western around these parts and it comes as a sweet surprise that we’ll be finally getting a real feminist western in our eyeballs soon enough. Director/ co-star Tommy Lee Jones took a stab at it, but failed with THE HOMESMAN. In 2015, we’ll get to see director Julia Hart’s Black Listed feature, THE KEEPING ROOM. Here are the details from the press release.Read More »
Buried deep within director/ co-writer Will Gluck’s modernization of ANNIE is a fake movie that’s kinda got a satirical comedic edge. It’s called MOONQUAKE LAKE and it’s more inspired than the real movie it’s encased in. Mid-way through ANNIE, guardian/ billionaire businessman Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) and Grace (Rose Byrne) take Annie (Quvenzhané Wallis) and her foster kid pals to attend the premiere of MOONQUAKE LAKE, the fictional film with the tagline “When you have no choice, how do you choose?” I know, right?! Then they sit down to watch the film and the above trailer is a little of what we get to enjoy.Read More »
Directed by: Will Gluck
Written by: Will Gluck and Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay), Thomas Meehan (stage book play), Harold Gray (comic strip “Little Orphan Annie)
Starring: Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne
Our “Little Orphan Annie” has gone through many transitions since her inception. She began as a comic strip in 1924 by Harold Gray, which eventually led to Thomas Meehan’s stage musical in 1977, director John Huston’s cinematic production in 1982, and director Rob Marshall’s TV musical in 1999. Now the terminally positive cutie is facing her greatest challenge yet – the modern era. Once a vanity project for producers Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s daughter Willow, co-writer/ director Will Gluck’s ANNIE has snowballed into an unnecessary and uninspired urban modernization.Read More »
Go ahead… call me a sap. I don’t care. Though I can’t talk about my opinions on the new modernization of ANNIE just yet (please return to the site on Sunday at 6:01 AM PST for those), I can share with you this great musical number from the film. Written and partially performed by Sia (yes, the one who sings “Chandelier”), who served as the film’s musical director, the lyric video above is one moment that really got to me – mainly because you can totally hear the phenomenal singer-songwriter’s voice come through (even when pint-sized talent like star Quvenzhane Wallis performs it) .Read More »
The world was taken aback when Liam Neeson first appeared in director Pierre Morel’s TAKEN. The film breathed new life into the actor’s career, which led to somewhat of a reinvention phase for him. Are you ready to see the same thing happen with Sean Penn? Take a look at the trailer for Morel’s film THE GUNMAN above.
In the thriller, an international spy must clear his name in order to save himself from the organization that he used to work for. Based on the best-selling novel by Jean-Patrick Manchette, the film also stars high-caliber talent, Javier Bardem, Idris Elba, Ray Winstone and Mark Rylance.
THE GUNMAN opens on March 20.Read More »
He may not actually wear a black hat in director Michael Mann’s thriller, BLACK HAT (hey! false advertising!), but star Chris Hemsworth takes us into the seedy world of cyber crime. Technology runs the world so this trailer makes us pretty damn terrified. Set within the world of global cybercrime, the film follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.
The film also stars Viola Davis, William Mapother and Wei Tang. Mann isn’t exactly unfamiliar with showcasing the world of crime. He’s done so brilliantly before with HEAT (robbery), THIEF (burglary) and THE INSIDER (corporate), so it was only a matter of time he turned his attention to the internet.
BLACKHAT opens January 16.
We all love Jason Statham, right? And you love to see him kick ass, right? Well, we think you’re going to enjoy the above trailer. Combining his special kind of wise-crackin’ sass and ass-kicking skills, we are won over.
Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers and wanted by the mob. Having raised the stakes, Nick has one last play to change his fortunes…and this time, it’s all or nothing. From two-time Academy®Award-winning writer William Goldman (Best Original Screenplay,Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969; Best Adapted Screenplay,All the President’s Men, 1976).
WILD CARD opens January 30, 2015 in theaters and On Demand.Read More »