Deepwater Horizon director

UPDATE: We have updated this post with the official synopsis from STX Entertainment.

Almost two years ago, Peter Berg signed on to direct Mark Wahlberg, MMA fighter Ronda Rousey, and Iko Uwais (The Raid) in Mile 22. Since then, Berg and Wahlberg have made two serious, and seriously overlooked, films, Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day. They’re tackling much lighter fare the next time around with Mile 22, which they hope to make a trilogy.

Below, learn more about the movie Wahlberg wants to define his career.

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stx animated movies

CinemaCon 2017 is underway in Las Vegas right now and STX Entertainment have announced three new animated movies. One will come our way courtesy of Robert Rodriguez, another will star Eddie Murphy, and the third will bring one of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice‘s musicals to movie theaters. Let’s run down what we know.

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valerian

It’s not every day a studio rents out a theater and hosts an event just to debut a trailer, but that’s exactly what STX Entertainment did last night in Hollywood with the new trailer for Luc Besson’s sci-fi thriller Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Besson, his wife and producer Virginie Silla, and star Cara Delevingne were in attendance, and I had the chance to speak with them about this jaw-dropping new look at the film.

The new trailer will be online tomorrow, but in the meantime, you can read my reaction to the footage, and learn more about what we can expect from this visually stunning movie. Read More »

Their Finest Trailer

Hollywood loves making movies about making movies, and even though Lone Scherfig‘s World War II romantic dramedy Their Finest actually hails from across the pond, it’s still looking for that sweet spot of nostalgia for classic filmmaking crossed with the hardships of war.

After playing at the Toronto International Film Festival last year and the Sundance Film Festival just last month, Their Finest follows the making of a movie about the heroic events of a couple sisters at Dunkirk who save hundreds of soldiers. Sadly, it’s not anywhere near as compelling as we hope Christopher Nolan’s movie about Dunkirk will be, but Their Finest is coming to US theaters this spring, delivering lighthearted laughs, sappy romance, and stilted war drama. Watch the new Their Finest trailer after the jump to get a taste of the film. Read More »

‘The Circle’ Trailer: Emma Watson Is Being Watched

The Circle

As evidenced by the popularity of Black Mirror, feeling uneasy about technology is just part and parcel of life in the developed world in 2017. Who among us hasn’t felt a twinge of anxiety about where our Facebook photos or Twitter posts could end up, or worried that someone could be watching through our built-in laptop cameras? We fret a bit, and then we keep sharing and posting and liking things anyway. Because what else are you going to do? Just not be a part of modern society?

In The Circle, that stress gets taken to a whole other level when a bright young woman named Mae (Emma Watson) is hired by a powerful tech company that looks a bit like Google, Facebook, and Apple all rolled into one. At first, it seems like a warm and welcoming place with a tight-knit corporate culture — but pretty soon, she starts to see the true cost of ultimate transparency. Tom Hanks plays the company’s founder, and John Boyega a mysterious colleague. Watch The Circle trailer below.  Read More »

their finest trailer

The trailer for Their Finest is selling a movie that looks to scratch a number of very specific itches. It looks like a war movie about life in England during the London Blitz, when air raids by German planes were a daily fact of life. It looks like a movie about institutionalized sexism, as Gemma Arterton‘s character struggles to make her name in a male-dominated industry. And since that industry is film and she’s working as a screenwriter, it also looks like a movie about the power of cinema and how a great movie can harness the hearts and minds of nations. Can that blend work? I certainly hope so, because there’s a lot to like in this preview.

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new the space between us trailer

The Space Between Us, the teen sci-fi romance starring Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson, was originally scheduled to come out last month, but it got pushed back to this February. The fish-out-of-water story sends a Martian, a teenager who was born on Mars, to Earth for the first time, where he’ll look for his father with a little assistance from an Earthling friend.

Below, watch the very earnest new trailer for The Space Between Us.

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Bad Moms Sequel

After Bad Moms took ins over $180 worldwide earlier this year at the box office, on a budget of just $20 million, STX Entertainment made the decision to quickly keep the franchise alive with a spin-off focusing on the other parents. Bad Dads was set for release on July 14, 2017, and it felt like an odd way to capitalize on the success of the film, especially without any of the original cast or writers/directors Jon Lucas & Scott Moore involved. But now Bad Moms is getting a sequel of its own too.

Find out more about the Bad Moms sequel after the jump. Read More »

The Bye Bye Man trailer

STX Entertainment has unveiled the latest trailer for The Bye Bye Man, a supernatural horror-thriller that has Doug Jones (Hellboy) playing a sinister force who’s been responsible for unthinkable evil. The problem is that avoiding his grasp is easier said than done. As the attractive young heroes/victims keep advising each other, “Don’t say it, don’t think it.” But of course, trying really hard to avoid thinking about something is a surefire way of making sure you keep thinking about it. Watch The Bye Bye Man trailer after the jump.  Read More »

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the edge of seventeen interview

The Edge of Seventeen is the kind of movie that could change someone’s life. Rarely has a “teen comedy” been so brutally honest and so agonizingly real, portraying the pain of being a young adult with empathy, immediacy, and a wicked sense of humor. In the lead role of Nadine Byrd, Oscar nominee Hailee Steinfeld crafts one of the great teen antiheroes – you’re always on her side even when she’s making the worst possible decision.

The is a combination of fresh and seasoned talent, with first-time writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig teaming up with veteran producer (and film and television legend) James L. Brooks. To interview them is to discover a duo who are on the same page in the best possible ways, artists concerned with telling honest stories about people who feel real. While the subject at hand is The Edge of Seventeen, we found time to talk about the importance of research, diversity in filmmaking, and the ongoing battle with depression. And yes, I managed to find a way to talk oh-so-briefly about Brooks’ masterpiece Broadcast News.

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