After playing the 2015 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, plenty of indies will be headed to theaters as the year goes on. This summer will bring quite a few as counter-programming to the big studio projects crowding the multiplexes, and one of those films is the charming comedic drama Unexpected. The film stars Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother, Avengers: Age of Ultron) and Anders Holm (Workaholics) as a couple dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. Now the Unexpected trailer has arrived for you to check out after the jump. Read More »
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In Ricki and the Flash, Meryl Streep plays a woman whose career as the frontwoman of a rock band seems to be kind of fading (she’s playing clubs, not massive stadiums), but a trip home in order to support her adult child in a for a moment of crisis forces her to confront the many aftereffects of putting her music career before her family. And because this is Meryl Streep (being directed by Jonathan Demme, no less, from a script by Diablo Cody) she makes the process of wringing tears out of audiences look pretty effortless.
Check out the Ricki and the Flash trailer below, and keep an eye out for Meryl’s amazing American flag back tattoo. What’s the story behind that? Read More »
Being famous kinda sucks sometimes, especially if you’re the most famous detective in the land. Sherlock Holmes seems to be more perturbed by fame and the misunderstandings that come with it than his is by the encroachment of old age in this Mr Holmes trailer. Ian McKellen plays the celebrated sleuth in this take on the character’s later days from director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters). And by the look of this trailer, that team has crafted a version of Sherlock Holmes that will appeal to die-hard fans and more casual viewers alike. Read More »
Another small-screen classic is getting remade. A+E Networks announced a Roots remake is in the works, to air next year on History, A&E, and Lifetime. LeVar Burton, who starred in the original 1977 miniseries, will serve as co-executive producer. Get all the details on the Roots remake after the jump. Read More »
A24 has been making great moves acquiring and releasing films like Under the Skin, A Most Violent Year, Ex Machina, and the forthcoming End of the Tour and The Witch. The company is one of a handful of smaller distributors whose name is enough to get me interested in a film.
Now A24 is diving into production, and the company recruited director Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre, Beasts of No Nation, True Detective) for the journey. The subject is the death of young Jadin Bell, and how the boy’s suicide drove his father, Joe Bell, to traverse the US on foot. Read More »
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Here’s the first trailer for the tense Australian drama Strangerland which premiered at Sundance this year. Nicole Kidman plays a woman whose children disappear, leading her and her husband into a desperate search. Well, this is the first real domestic trailer; we saw another Strangerland trailer late last year that was quickly pulled. This one is better, so it works out for everyone.
Kim Farrant makes her directorial debut with the film, which also stars Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving. Check out the trailer after the jump. Read More »
Breaking Bad producer Moira Walley-Beckett (a three-time Emmy winner thanks to her work writing and producing several seasons of that show) has a new series focused on the wildly competitive structure of a prestigious ballet company, and the first trailer is out for the upcoming show on Starz. Animal Kingdom and The Rover director David Michod directed the pilot, which adds another layer of intrigue to the series. Check out the Flesh and Bone trailer below. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 by Angie Han
These are good times for Good Times. The classic ‘70s sitcom is getting revived as a feature film, as first announced in 2013, and now it’s taking a big step forward as Kenya Barris (Black-ish) is set to write. Get more details on the Good Times movie after the jump.
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Imagine if you will a story that might be set somewhere between Harry Potter and The Prestige — a wild tale of rival magicians set in an alternate version of early 1800s England, featuring the influence of faerie and real-world history alike. That’s one way to describe Susanna Clark’s epic novel Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, and if that makes the novel seem like a daunting piece of work to adapt for television, it is.
BBC One will soon air a Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell series, created by Clark, Toby Haynes, and Peter Harness, with Bertie Carvel and Eddie Marsan in the two lead roles. If this first Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell trailer is anything to go by, the BBC may have come up with a corker of an adaptation. Check out the lively footage after the jump. Read More »