War and Peace miniseries trailer

War and Peace is a real doorstop of a book — around 1,400 pages, give or take a hundred pages depending on the publisher and edition. So if you’ve always meant to read it but haven’t gotten around to it quite yet, you may be interested to know that you’ll have the chance to get through the story in a mere six hours this fall.

The Weinstein Company and BBC America have teamed for a miniseries adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy classic, starring Lily James, Paul Dano, and James NortonGillian Anderson, Jim Broadbent, Rebecca Front, Aneurin Barnard, Tuppence Middleton, and Stephen Rea also make appearances. Watch the War and Peace miniseries trailer after the jump.  Read More »


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There have been many attempts to modernize Jane Austen over the years, perhaps the most successful of which is Amy Heckerling’s Clueless. But Pride and Prejudice and Zombies takes a different approach. Instead of moving the action to the present day, it just unleashes an ever-trendy horde of zombies into Regency-era England.

Lily James and Sam Riley play Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, whose familiar struggles with romance and social class are further complicated by the presence of the “sorry stricken.” Bella Heathcote plays Jane, Douglas Booth is Bingley, and Jack HustonMatt SmithSuki Waterhouse, Lena Headey, and Charles Dance round out the cast. Watch the new Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trailer after the jump.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Jane Austen adaptations and zombie actioners are a pretty common sight at the box office. A Jane Austen adaptation that’s also a zombie actioner, though? Now that’s not something you see every day. Directed by Burr Steers and based on the novel by Seth Grahame-SmithPride and Prejudice and Zombies is exactly what it sounds like — Austen’s classic of love and social status in Regency-era England, only with more hordes of the undead.

Lily James and Sam Riley play Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy. (Because nothing sends the heart a-flutter like a vigorous day of battling zombies.) Bella Heathcote, Jack Huston, Douglas Booth, Matt SmithCharles Dance, and Lena Headey also star. Watch the Pride and Prejudice and Zombies trailer after the jump.

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Burnt trailer

Bradley Cooper has already been nominated for an Oscar four times, and The Weinstein Company is probably hoping that he can get another nomination as a struggling chef desperately trying to make a comeback in a big way.

Burnt sees Cooper play Adam Jones, a former star chef who landed two coveted Michelin stars, and as one of the characters in the new Burnt trailer says, you have to be like Luke Skywalker in order to get just one of them. But what if he’s more like the Darth Vader of chefs? Either way, Jones now wants his third Michelin star, and he’s pulling out all the stops to make it happen. Read More »

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies photos

It’s been a long road for the adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith‘s period romance/horror remix Pride and Prejudice and Zombies to get made, but the film will arrive in theaters next February.

So far we’ve only seen a brief glimpse of the Regency era zombie flick, but now some new photos have debuted online showing off the deadly corset-wearing ladies of the film and just a hint of the zombie mayhem that will invade the fancy setting. And if you’re expecting a campy mix of zombie action and Jane Austen’s classic, apparently that’s not the case.

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Edgar Wright has picked up another promising young talent for his next film. Lily James will join Ansel Elgort in Baby Driver, a thriller previously described as “the ultimate rock-and-roll car chase film.” And with her casting comes some juicy new plot details on the movie. Get all the latest news about Baby Driver after the jump.  Read More »

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies release date

Briefly: After so, so many years of development, with just about every director-star combo imaginable, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies finally has a set release date. Screen Gems will put the comedy horror mashup in theaters February 19, 2016, putting it up against the Naomi Watts thriller Shut In.

Based on the hit novel by Seth Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies moves the plot of Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice to an idyllic English countryside littered with the undead. Lily James, Bella Heathcote, Ellie Bamber, Millie Brady, and Suki Waterhouse play the five Bennet sisters. Sam Riley, Douglas Booth, Jack Huston, and Matt Smith are their would-be suitors. Burr Steers directs. [Coming Soon]


On paper, Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella sounds like Disney’s laziest live-action fairy tale adaptation yet. Unlike Maleficent or Oz the Great and Powerful, it doesn’t claim to reveal some untold story; it doesn’t even offer a new ending, like Alice in Wonderland did. It’s simply a new telling of the same old story.

But that, it turns out, is exactly why it succeeds. By reminding us why we love this story so much in the first place, Disney manages to make the old feel fresh again.  Read More »


Say what you will about Maleficent and Oz the Great and Powerful, but at least they were trying to put a fresh spin on familiar tales. That’s not the case with Cinderella, Disney’s new live-action fairy tale directed by Kenneth Branagh. The new Cinderella trailer does try to make a case for itself by giving its heroine (Lily James) a bit more backbone, but for the most part it’s the same story we already know.

At least it gives us an excuse to watch Cate Blanchett and Helena Bonham Carter swan around in pretty costumes. And maybe Game of Thrones fans will be happy to see Richard Madden and Nonso Anozie looking happy and healthy. Watch the Cinderella trailer after the jump.

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