Here’s the first Welcome to Me trailer, featuring Kristen Wiig as a woman suffering from Borderline Personalilty Syndrome who wins millions in the lottery. But those lottery winnings don’t make her life any easier, as she ditches her treatment and moves in to a casino. Oh, and she buys her own talk show, which she appears to host with unusually transparent personal candor. Reviews from the film’s TIFF debut last year were filled with praise for Wiig’s work, and watching this trailer it isn’t difficult to understand why.
Update: The original trailer we ran with this piece was removed at request of the distributor; now we have the official version.
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Carey Mulligan leads the cast of this Thomas Hardy adaptation, directed by skilled Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg. Far From the Madding Crowd, which tells the story of a newly wealthy and very independent woman (Mulligan) and the three suitors (Tom Sturridge, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Michael Sheen) who vie for her attention, this looks like a top-tier production with some great performances. Check out the latest Far From the Madding Crowd trailer below. Read More »
There is no Kingsman 2, at least right now. Matthew Vaughn‘s film Kingsman: The Secret Service opened this past weekend, and did solid business behind Fifty Shades of Grey. We don’t know of sequel plans as yet for the film based on the comic book series by Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons. But there’s always a chance — a good chance, given the way these things tend to go. And so Matthew Vaughn is airing some of his Kingsman 2 ideas, which include possible options for the character played by Colin Firth.
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After making X-Men: First Class, co-writer and director Matthew Vaughn teased that his sequel to that mutant movie might entail some political intrigue, with Magneto controlling the bullet that killed JFK. We know how that worked out in the film that became X-Men: Days of Future Past. Vaughn eventually moved on to make Kingsman: The Secret Service.
Now that he’s promoting that film Vaughn is talking about some ideas he had for his version of the X-Men sequel. One involved both another film in-between First Class and Days of Future Past, and eventually recasting Wolverine, choosing a new, younger actor in order to take the series into the future.
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We’ve seen the “cop on the run with an endangered witness” plot before, but with Reese Witherspoon as the cop and Sofia Vergara as the witness, things take a couple turns that are probably new to the genre. Hot Pursuit casts Witherspoon as a straight-laced, possibly inept cop who is charged with escorting Vergara, the widow of a drug dealer, to a safe location. The first Hot Pursuit trailer shows all sorts of antics as the two attempt to survive the journey. Read More »
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Jupiter Ascending, from Andy and Lana Wachowski, has moments of incredible technical brilliance, flashes of good character comedy, and some wild leaps of imagination. It also features more than a few things that left us wondering what the hell was going on with the Wachowskis. Some of these elements (not many, but some) were things we liked. Still, the effect of having them all mashed together was to produce a sensation of being numbed and at times bewildered. And yet we can’t stop thinking about many of them, and we imagine you can’t either. So we’ve had fun exploring thirteen of the biggest Jupiter Ascending WTF moments in the film.
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Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness.
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Way back in late 2012 the film The Last Knights was announced with Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen starring in a story about a warrior (Owen) who leads a force that seeks to avenge their dishonored master. The film was shot under the direction of Japanese filmmaker Kazuaki Kiriya (The Legend of Goemon) based on a script by Michael Konyves (Barney’s Version). Then, well, it kinda sat around for a while. Now there’s a Last Knights trailer, featuring a lot of talk about honor and swordplay from Owen, and you can have a look at below. Read More »
The European Film Market is kicking off, which is why we’re starting to get information on some films we’ve heard about for a long time. The latest is Lost City of Z, which has been in development for some time from Brad Pitt’s company Plan B. Sienna Miller and Robert Pattinson are also starring, and the film is now set to shoot this summer. Hunnam is taking the role Benedict Cumberbatch was once going to play, but with Cumberbatch shooting Doctor Strange beginning in May, there’s no way for him to do the Lost City of Z movie. Read More »