Disney Franchise Timeline

While there are plenty of heavy-hitters at this edition of D23, Disney also used the expo to introduce a film that, while it has a famous title, may not be on as many radars as the movies coming out of Lucasfilm and Marvel. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a fantastical take on an iconic story and the footage screened at the film’s panel suggests something similar to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland…with a lot more dancing.

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The Fate of the Furious international Trailer - Vin Diesel

Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) ain’t the family man he once was. Toretto has abandoned his old crew for Cipher (Charlize Theron), who somehow convinces him to play for a different team. The reason for his change of heart likely won’t be revealed until F. Gary Gray‘s (Straight Outta Compton) sequel, The Fate of the Furious, hits theaters, but a new look at the gigantic popcorn movie teases the start of Dom and Cipher’s relationship in the film.

Below, watch The Fate of the Furious international trailer.

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The Fate of the Furious Helen Mirren and Vin Diesel

This spring, we’ll watch as Helen Mirren achieves her greatest ambition — to be in a Fast and Furious movie. The Oscar-winning screen legend clinched a role in The Fate of the Furious after publicly praising the action franchise, and today we finally have a better idea of what she’ll actually be doing in the movie. Learn more about the Fate of the Furious Helen Mirren character below.  Read More »

Collateral Beauty Trailer - Will Smith

Perhaps delivering the uplifting boost we all need this holiday season, a new trailer for the seemingly fantastical drama Collateral Beauty has arrived.

Will Smith stars in the film as a man who has lost all hope after losing his daughter. As a way of coping with his depression, he writes letters to Time, Death and Love. Then one day, they start showing up one by one to help him work through all the heartbreaking and bitterness he’s been carrying around. Is this really the cosmos reaching out to him with answers, or is there something more practical at work here?

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Collateral Beauty Trailer - Will Smith

Even though Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will undoubtedly dominate the box office when it hits theaters in December, there’s at least one film that’s bold enough to go up against the franchise spin-off on opening weekend.

Collateral Beauty stars Will Smith as a dejected man named Howard who has lost the flare of life he used to have before his daughter died. As a form of therapy, Smith begins writing letters to Time, Love and Death, and one day he gets a surprise when one of them actually shows up to talk to him. Watch the Collateral Beauty trailer after the jump. Read More »

Fast 8

If there’s one thing everyone seems to agree on right now, it’s that 2016 has been the freaking worst. But even now, there are occasional reminders that this world isn’t a completely terrible place. Earlier this year, Helen Mirren‘s dearest wish came true when she was finally cast in a Fast and Furious movie — and today, she’s even got a photo to show for it. Click through to see Mirren cozying up to Vin Diesel on the set of Fast 8. Read More »

Helen Mirren Red 2

Helen Mirren has played queens and soldiers and monsters and Shakespeare heroines. She’s a household name and a fashion darling, not to mention one of the few performers ever to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting (winning an Oscar, a Tony, and an Emmy). But there’s one goal that’s eluded her until now. After confessing her “great ambition” last year to be in a Fast and Furious movie, Mirren reveals she’s finally managed to get herself cast in the next one.  Read More »

Hollywood Reporter actress

The Golden Globes were last night, but the Awards season is far from over, as the Oscars and more events are still to come. Generally one of the few joys of all this awards coverage are The Hollywood Reporter roundtables, which puts some of the most talked about actors, writers, directors, and more artists in a room together for an hour. This year’s actress roundtable features Carey Mulligan (Suffragette), Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Cate Blanchett (Carol), Jane Fonda (Youth), Brie Larson (Room), Helen Mirren (Woman in Gold), Charlotte Rampling (45 Years), and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs).

Watch The Hollywood Reporter actress roundtable after the jump.

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EYE IN THE SKY

Traditional war movies are still around, but as drones increasingly replace or complement soldiers on the ground, real wars are looking less and less like them. Over the past few years we’ve seen a few films attempt to grapple with the new reality, and the latest to try is Gavin Hood‘s Eye in the Sky.

The thriller, which premiered at TIFF earlier this year, weaves together all the different concerns, conversations, and choices that go into a drone strike. Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman play military leaders, Aaron Paul a drone pilot, and Barkhad Abdi an undercover agent. All are anxious to prevent a potential suicide bombing, but their mission becomes infinitely more complicated when a little girl enters the kill zone.

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Trumbo trailer

Although Bryan Cranston‘s been plenty busy over the past few years, he hasn’t actually been seen in a lead role onscreen since Breaking Bad. So it’s nice to see him take the spotlight again in Trumbo, Jay Roach‘s drama about Hollywood at the height of anti-Communist fervor.

Cranston plays Spartacus and Roman Holiday screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted from the industry due to his political beliefs. Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, Louis C.K., Elle Fanning, Michael Stuhlbarg, and John Goodman also star. Watch the Trumbo trailer after the jump. Read More »