Hearts Beat Loud Soundtrack

At the 2018 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, one of the breakout films was the charming father daughter dramedy Hearts Beat Loud. The film sees Nick Offerman as Frank, a widower preparing to close down his record shop and send his daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to med school across the country. In one final attempt to spark a bit more of a connection with his daughter, Frank convinces her to partake in a jam session. Their collaboration results in some outstanding original tunes that get them a surprising amount of attention online. Now you can partake in the buzz by listening to the title track from the film. Read More »

Hearts Beat Loud trailer

Hearts Beat Loud already has a reputation as a feel-good crowd pleaser thanks to its run on the festival circuit, and here’s the first official trailer to prove all that praise is warranted. Nick Offerman plays a single father who talks his daughter (Kiersey Clemons) into starting a band. Watch the Hearts Beat Loud trailer below.

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zorro reboot cast

Zorro may have finally met his match.

Jonás Cuarón’s Zorro reboot cast has added Flashpoint and Dope actress Kiersey Clemons. Clemons will play the female lead in Z, the near-future reimagining of the classic swashbuckler.

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Hearts Beat Loud Review

Movies about fractured families are easy to come by at the Sundance Film Festival, so it takes something special to make them stand out. In the case of Hearts Beat Loud from writer/director Brett Haley (The Hero, I’ll See You in My Dreams), the special ingredient comes in the form of Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons as a father and daughter who have had trouble connecting since the death of his wife and find a connection by forming a band with some real potential. Not only is this movie sweet as hell, but it brings your new favorite band to the table with a soundtrack full of catchy original songs. Read More »

Little Bitches trailer

As we step further into 2018, it’s now dawning on me that we’re only a couple years away from looking back on the last ten years of filmmaking and assessing major industry trends that have happened over the past decade. And while I’ll hold most of those observations until then, one of the things I’ve noticed is that, after an influx of teen comedies about 20 years ago, entries in that genre seem to have largely dropped off in the past few years.

But an upcoming film called Little Bitches proves that if you have a solid script and a talented young cast, the teen high school comedy will never go out of style. Check out the red-band trailer and two exclusive clips from the film below.

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Like any year, 2017 has had some truly excellent films, and then it’s also had some stinkers. As we approach the end of the year and enter awards season, get ready for more excellent films. For now, though, here come the summer runoffs – the films studios had no real faith in and dumped at the dead-end of September. Films like the Flatliners remake, which is now sitting at an uncomfortable 0% on Rotten Tomatoes, as the folks at MovieFone were kind enough to point out. Read more about the Flatliners negative reviews below.

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Kiersey Clemons

Blumhouse quickly acquired J.D. Dillard‘s Sleight coming off the movie’s premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. The movie got rave reactions, including a review from yours truly. A couple weeks later it was announced that Blumhouse would be producing the next film Sweetheart starring Dope star Kiersey Clemons. As with all Blumhouse films, the logline is being kept under wraps, but talking to Dillard in advance of the release of Sleight, I was able to learn some more details.

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Kiersey Clemons in Extant

UPDATE #2: Variety confirms Kiersey Clemons has closed a deal to play female lead Iris West in Rick Famuyiwa’s The Flash. Our original story from July 8, 2016 follows.

When Warner Bros. needed a new director for The Flash, it looked to Dope and picked up filmmaker Rick Famuyiwa. And now that Warner Bros. is starting to cast The Flash, it’s borrowing from Dope again. Kiersey Clemons, who worked with Famuyiwa on that Sundance charmer, has reportedly emerged as the frontrunner to play the female lead in The Flash, opposite Ezra Miller as Barry Allen.

UPDATE #1: The Hollywood Reporter’s Borys Kit adds that Rita Ora (Fifty Shades of Grey) and Lucy Boynton (Sing Street) are also in the running. More below. Read More »

Neighbors 2 trailer

The first Neighbors pitted new parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly Radner (Rose Byrne) against the fraternity next door, led by Teddy (Zac Efron). In the sequel, the couple finds themselves enlisting their the help of their old nemesis to fight what might be an even bigger threat: a sorority next door.

Chloë Grace Moretz, Kiersey Clemons, and Beanie Feldstein play three of the ladies of Kappa Nu, who aren’t about to let a little thing like furious neighbors stop them from throwing epic ragers. Adding to the pain this time is the fact that the girls are, well, girls. “With the sorority girls, it’s like a glimpse into their daughter’s future, and it terrifies them,” Byrne has said. So what exactly has the Radners so spooked? Find out with the first Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising trailer after the jump.

UPDATE: An international trailer for Neighbors 2 has just hit, and you can watch it below.

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‘Dope’ Returning to Theaters

New Dope Trailer

After garnering all sorts of praise at Sundance, Rick Famuyiwa‘s Dope opened in theaters earlier this year to disappointing numbers. Apparently audiences just weren’t interested in a coming-of-age story set in inner-city Los Angeles, against a ’90s hip-hop soundtrack.

… Except, of course, they totally were, because Straight Outta Compton is currently killing it at the box office. So Open Road is making a second play for box office gold, putting Dope back in theaters this weekend. More on the Dope re-release after the jump.  Read More »