Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
The Brothers Grimsby, or Grimsby, depending on which side of the Atlantic you call home, certainly sounds amusing enough. Mark Strong is England’s top spy, an unstoppable James Bond type with all of the skills you’d find in a movie action hero. Sacha Baron Cohen is his loser brother, a disgusting soccer hooligan. Naturally, the two of them are thrust together to save the world from a villainous plot of some kind. But in terms of execution… Well, let’s just say that the marketing hasn’t been particularly inspiring.
Sony has released a batch of new clips from the film, as well as a few “red band TV spots” (how is that a thing?), to promote the film’s U.K. release. Hence the Grimsby instead of The Brothers Grimsby. You can check them out below, if that sounds like your kind of thing.
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By the time The Brothers Grimsby opens up next spring, it will have been six years since Sacha Baron Cohen starred in a movie, though he did have a cameo in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. And this time, he’s bringing Mark Strong with him for the extremely British action comedy.
A new The Brothers Grimsby trailer has just arrived, and this time it doesn’t just show how Cohen screws everything up for his previously estranged government assassin brother, but also how he tries to help him by giving him a place to hide out. Beware that although this isn’t a red band trailer, you do see Cohen’s bare butt with a firework sticking out of it. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, December 10th, 2015 by Angie Han
A few weeks ago, Marvel Studios hit Jimmy Kimmel Live with the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War. Shortly afterward, Warner Bros. followed suit with the new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Now it’s Sony’s turn, and they’ve brought… The Brothers Grimsby?
The action-comedy directed by Louis Leterrier stars Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Strong as brothers separated at childhood. Sebastian (Strong) grew to be an elite MI6 agent, while Nobby (Baron Cohen) became a small-town soccer hooligan. When Nobby finally tracks down Sebastian, he accidentally sets off a chain of events that send the brothers on the run. Watch The Brothers Grimsby trailer after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015 by Angie Han
2015 has been a huge year for movie spies, between Kingsman: The Secret Service, Spy, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., and now Spectre. But here’s hoping you aren’t tired of them yet, because there’s still more to come next year.
Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for The Brothers Grimsby, which stars Sacha Baron Cohen as an obnoxious soccer hooligan brother who must go on the run with his estranged brother, an elite black-ops agent (played by Mark Strong). Louis Leterrier (Now You See Me) directed. Watch the Brothers Grimsby red-band trailer after the jump. Read More »
In the thriller Before I Go to Sleep, a conceit a bit like the one at the heart of Memento is in play. Specifically, Nicole Kidman plays a woman recovering from a severe trauma, who experiences total amnesia upon waking each morning. Anything she learns during the day goes away at night, including the identities of her husband (Colin Firth) and her doctor (Mark Strong) and all the details of the accident that took her memory. Check out the Before I Go to Sleep trailer below.
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Posted on Monday, July 21st, 2014 by Angie Han
Prickly geniuses aren’t the only thing Benedict Cumberbatch knows how to play, but they do kind of seem to be his specialty. The Sherlock star’s latest movie is The Imitation Game, in which he plays brilliant but troubled mathematician / cryptologist / computer scientist / etc. Alan Turing.
During World War II, Turing was called upon to help Britain crack Germany’s codes. He was spectacularly successful, and is credited with helping turn the tides in the Allies’ favor. Hit the jump to watch the first The Imitation Game trailers. Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, and Matthew Goode also star.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 by Angie Han
Sacha Baron Cohen‘s next comedy is casting up. Ian McShane, Gabourey Sidibe, David Harewood, and Johnny Vegas have just joined the cast of Grimsby, a spy spoof being directed by Louis Leterrier. Mark Strong was previously cast as one of the leads. Hit the jump for more details on the project.
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Benedict Cumberbatch sure does love movies about technology. He stars as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate;Star Trek is based around technological advancement; and now the Sherlock star will play one of the most famous computer scientists and codebreakers in history. Leonardo DiCaprio was circling the film, The Imitation Game, a while back, but the role went to Cumberbatch.
Production has just begun on The Imitation Game, directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters). It tells the story of Alan Turing, a British computer pioneer who is (among many other achievements) credited with cracking a top-secret German code during World War II. Cumberbatch plays the lead (which we already knew), Keira Knightley is a fellow code-breaker, and they’re joined by Matthew Goode, Mark Strong and Rory Kinnear.
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