a simple favor trailer

Paul Feig is making the pivot from broad comedies to steamy thrillers with A Simple Favor, the latest Gone Girl-lite mystery adaptation making its way from the bookshelf to the big screen. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively star in the latest trailer, which teases us with the strange relationship between Kendrick’s mommy blogger and Lively’s mysterious glamazon.

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a simple favor trailer

Forget the wine: grab your martini glasses and get ready for the next steamy suburban thriller of 2018. Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively star in the mystery thriller A Simple Favor, which looks like it’s the next lurid adaptation that will try to recapture the popularity of David Fincher’s Gone Girl.

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Blake Lively injury

The Rhythm Section is temporarily halting production after star Blake Lively sustained a hand injury on set.

The 2019 spy thriller, directed by Handmaid’s Tale director Reed Morano (who is definitely not making a Star Wars movie), may have to delay production for up to five months after Lively injured her hand in December and underwent an unsuccessful surgery to remedy the problem. Now, Lively may have to undergo a second hand injury and require more time to recover.

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all i see is you trailer

After the surprise hit of The Shallows, Blake Lively is stretching her dramatic chops, starring as a blind woman who undergoes surgery to regain her sight, only to better see the cracks in her marriage.

Jason Clarke co-stars as her turmoiled husband in All I See Is You, the newest movie from World War Z director Marc Forster.

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all i see is you

A life-altering event puts a serious cramp in Blake Lively and Jason Clarke‘s relationship in All I See is You. The first trailer for the film is loaded with unsettling elements, and reminds us all that the trailer trend of creepy children singing pop songs is alive and well.

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Blake Lively Spy Thriller

Blake Lively, who killed it in The Shallows last summer, is attached to star in a spy thriller from the producers behind James Bond and the director of MeadowlandReed Morano. The fully-financed project, The Rhythm Section, is based on part one of author Mark Burnell‘s four-part series. Production is scheduled to begin this Fall.

Below, learn more about the Blake Lively spy thriller.

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A Simple Favor movie

Paul Feig has been working in comedy for more than twenty years. Now the man behind Freaks and Geeks, Bridesmaids, and the criminally underseen Melissa McCarthy film Spy is jumping genres – he’ll next direct a murder mystery called A Simple Favor that currently has Anna Kendrick (Pitch Perfect) and Blake Lively (The Shallows) in talks to star.
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The Shallows Visual Effects Breakdown

While blockbusters tend to throw visual effects in your face, the best use of the advanced technology we have to create computer generated imagery is used to enhance what was shot on set. The hardest thing to do is use extensive visual effects that fill in for reality, but when it comes to recreating an isolated ocean cove and a deadly shark patrolling the waters, two visual effects houses did an incredible job.

The Shallows follows Blake Lively as she ends up stranded on small set of rocks 200 yards from the nearest shore. Keeping her from swimming back to safety is one ferocious shark, and you might be surprised to see just how impressive the visual effects are that created the shark from scratch, as well as most of the ocean environment surrounding the terror.

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Chris Evans Deadpool

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Director Ron Howard explains why they adapted Inferno instead of Dan Brown‘s The Lost Symbol.
  • An update on the Deadpool 2 script.
  • The track titles for the Star Trek Beyond score are now available.
  • Blake Lively comments on a Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 3.
  • And more.

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The Shallows trailer

Sony has released one last trailer for Blake Lively‘s summer shark movie The Shallows, and it may just be the best one yet. Instead of B-movie gore or schmaltzy backstory, it offers a stern lecture about self-reliance, all set to gorgeous, sun-dappled scenes of Nancy (Lively) preparing to get into the water. “Yes sir, it’s hard work to become self reliant,” a voice says firmly. But, he continues, “If you’re not self-reliant, you’l never do any more than just get by.”

It’s a weird choice that pays off, setting an intriguingly off-kilter tone for everything we see onscreen. Hopefully Nancy can hear the same narration we can, because she’s going to need all the self-reliance she can muster to survive the imminent shark attack. Watch the latest The Shallows trailer after the jump.  Read More »