The Aeronauts, inspired by a true story, focuses on young widow Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) and headstrong scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) as they set out to fly a hot air balloon higher than anyone in history, all with the hope of determining whether or not they can predict the weather. A new The Aeronauts trailer has just arrived from across the pond, showing more footage from the high-altitude adventure drama. Read More »
The country of New Zealand has become synonymous with The Lord of the Rings, thanks to its vast array of varied landscapes and evocative environments used in Peter Jackson’s two J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired trilogies over the past twenty years. Amazon has been cagey about where it would set up camp for its upcoming The Lord of the Rings prequel TV series, but this afternoon, the company has revealed that showrunners J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay have chosen to also use New Zealand as a stand-in for the fictional land of Middle-earth. Read More »
If you’ve been paying attention to the film industry for the past decade or so, you’ve probably heard the frequent lament from critics and executives alike that movie studios don’t make nearly the same number of mid-budget adult-targeted dramas that they used to. Sure, an occasional exception may slip through the cracks, but compare the state of the industry now with how it was in the 1990s, and things continues to look increasingly dire for mid-budget movies.
But The Goldfinch financing deal may establish a template that could keep those movies from going extinct on a studio level. Warner Bros. teamed up with Amazon to co-finance the upcoming prestige drama, with WB distributing the film theatrically worldwide and then passing it off to Amazon Studios, who has video-on-demand streaming rights for its Amazon Prime Video platform.
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There’s a stigma among the general public that animation is meant for family friendly content. But animation isn’t a genre, it’s a medium, and it’s a tool that can be used to tell some very mature, probing, and powerful stories. Amazon will soon set out to prove that with their latest series.
Undone is a psychological drama following Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel) as a young, depressed woman (Rosa Salazar of Alita: Battle Angel) whose life is irreversibly and wildly changed after a car accident gives her a newfound ability to shift through time. If that sounds trippy, just wait until you watch the Undone featurette that shows off the impressive rotoscope animation process that brings the show to life. Read More »
Everyone’s favorite CIA analyst is back in the second season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, the Amazon Prime Video thriller based on the popular spy character. John Krasinski looks as grizzled and cool as ever in the new trailer, which reveals the November premiere date for the second season. Watch the Jack Ryan season 2 trailer below.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
Will Poulter, the 26-year-old English actor who appeared earlier this year in Midsommar and last year’s Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, is heading to Middle-earth. Poulter has snagged one of the lead roles in Amazon’s ambitious (and ultra-expensive) The Lord of the Rings television series, joining Australian actress Markella Kavenagh. Read More »
Carnival Row has had a long road to Amazon. The project is what opened doors for its creator, Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim), who for a long time thought his original fantasy script would never get made. Things heated up when director Guillermo del Toro and Hugh Jackmanwere attached to make it, but for one reason or another, the script got never produced as a movie. But now, years after Beacham wrote the original script for fun in film school, it’s now an epic fantasy series starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevgine.
“The world here, brought to life through the characters we spend time with, is a rich one, and one that will draw viewers in and have them eagerly waiting for the next season,” Vanessa Armstrong wrote in her review for the site. A second season is already in the making, which Beacham told us a little about after he explained some of his rules for world-building.
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Writing and directing a Sundance darling that sells for $14 million to Amazon is no small feat. Playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo, who never seriously considered directing a movie until writing Brittany Runs a Marathon, is certainly off to a good start as a filmmaker. Making the success all the sweeter: the movie is a personal story for Colaizzo, who loosely based it on his old roommate and his own experiences in his 20s.
For Colaizzo, Brittany Runs a Marathon is a story about finding self-respect and dignity. Tired of being the funny sidekick and the overall state of her life, Brittany (Jillian Bell) decides to focus on self-improvement and starts running. The experience brings out confidence, insecurities, and an array of feelings Brittany grapples with as she struggles with her sense of self.
Recently, Colaizzo took the time to tell us about how his personal experiences influenced the film, handling tonal shifts, and why you don’t need toxic friendships.
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The Theory of Everything‘s Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones reunite for The Aeronauts, a big, effects-driven adventure about two very British people who take to the skies. It might sound foolhardy, but don’t worry: it’s all in the name of science. The film is based loosely on a true story, but it’s really just an excuse to jostle Redmayne and Jones around against cool-looking backdrops. Watch The Aeronauts trailer below.
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The Report is one of the best movies of 2019, and the first trailer for the political thriller is finally here. Based on a true story, The Report stars Adam Driver as Senate staffer Daniel J. Jones, who was put in charge of investigating the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. That investigation resulted in Jones uncovering a deliberate cover-up intended to hide and obscure torture. Watch The Report trailer below.
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