Posted on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 by Angie Han
Some of Toby Kebbell‘s most prominent roles are the ones where he’s hidden behind CG and mo-cap magic: Koba in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Dr. Doom in Fantastic Four, and most recently Durotan in Warcraft. But he’ll show his face for real later this summer in Timur Bekmambetov‘s re-adaptation of Ben-Hur, where he plays the duplicitous Messala to Jack Huston‘s Judah Ben-Hur.
If you’ve seen the William Wyler classic, you already know the story: Ben-Hur is a Jewish prince who’s forced into slavery thanks to the betrayal of his best friend, Roman officer Messala. Years later, Ben-Hur returns seeking revenge via chariot race. A new Ben-Hur trailer plays up the tragedy of Ben-Hur’s ordeal, while a new Ben-Hur featurette reveals the practical stunt work from the climactic chariot race sequence. Watch ’em both below. Read More »
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Year after year, the Sundance Film Festival is chock full of coming-of-age stories. Many are derivative and familiar, but there are always a few that know exactly how to pull at your heartstrings or bring unique enough characters that the movie still feels refreshing. This year, one of those movies was Morris from America, featuring a breakout performance from teenage actor Markees Christmas and an outstanding turn from Craig Robinson who does much more than provide comic relief.
Watch the first Morris from America trailer after the jump. Read More »
This coming weekend, we’ll see Kevin Hart get into action with Dwayne Johnson in Central Intelligence. They must have found some magic while making the movie, because they’re already slated to team up again in the reboot of Jumanji, with Jack Black joining them. But before they roll the dice, Hart will be on the big screen all by himself with a new theatrically released stand-up special.
Kevin Hart: What Now sees the comedian continuing to follow in the footsteps of comedians such as Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence by bringing his stand-up comedy to as many people as possible by way of movie theaters. If you want to see what kind of laughs Hart has in store this time, watch the Kevin Hart What Now trailer after the jump. Read More »
Almost everyone has memories of growing up watching Disney movies. Whether it was in theaters or on VHS, the animated movies of Walt Disney Pictures have touched billions. But for one young man, they helped him cope with autism and connect to a world that he struggled to understand.
Life, Animated tells the story of Owen Suskind, an outgoing child who suddenly showed signs of autism at a young age. The documentary tells his life story as we follow Owen, now a twentysomething young man, as he sets out to live in his own apartment for the first time. And in this story, we see how Disney movies changed his life by way of clips from the movies, reenactment by Owen himself, and some gorgeous original animation as well. Watch the Life Animated trailer after the jump. Read More »
Based on Peter Moffat‘s 2008 BBC series Criminal Justice, HBO’s upcoming remake of The Night Of has no shortage of talent behind it. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List) directed nearly all eight episodes of the miniseries, making this is his first directorial effort in over a decade since the critical and financial misfire All the King’s Men. The director’s latest effort, which stars John Turturro (Fading Gigolo) and Riz Ahmed (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), looks significantly more appealing than that remake.
Below, watch The Night Of trailer.
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This fall, Disney adds another princess to their roster of female characters with Moana. However, rather than having another princess who needs saving by a handsome, Disney is continuing their increased dedication to creating strong female characters for little girls to look up to while also delivering some diversity with their first South Pacific princess, voiced by newcomer Auli’i Cravalho.
The first Moana trailer has arrived, and it gives us a taste of what’s in store for the title character’s high seas journey that will see her teamed up with a demi-god named Maui, voiced by none other than one of the hardest working talents in Hollywood today, Dwayne Johnson. Watch the Moana trailer after the jump. Read More »
Taking place between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Disney XD’s LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures follows a young family of scavengers running a business together. As the siblings work on building up their repair shop, they come face-to-face with some notable characters from the Star Wars universe, including Darth Vader, Maz Kanata, and Jaba the Hutt.
Below, watch the LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures trailer.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we ingest the latest Frank Zappa documentary ahead of Alex Winter’s Kickstarted one, a look at an autistic boy who found sanctuary in Disney, try to make sense of something nearly senseless, break out the spray paint, and try to help women feel comfortable in whatever skin they’re in.
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For some people, a pair of shoes is just a piece of clothing that serves a practical function. For others, shoes mean so much more; they’re a status symbol, but that means they can also get you killed. So the question is, how far would someone go just to get pair of shoes back? For the young man at the center of the movie Kicks, he’s sick of being pushed around, and getting his shoes back will mean much more than having some slick sneakers on his feet again.
Watch the Kicks trailer after the jump to see what we’re talking about. Read More »