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 »
Heavy is the head that wears the crown, but heavier still is the burden on the actor that has to follow up Claire Foy’s Emmy Award-winning performance as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix’s acclaimed royal drama The Crown. But if anyone is up to it, it’s Oscar winner Olivia Colman. The actress steps into the sash and fitted dresses of the royal monarch in season 3 of The Crown, which recasts its entire award-winning ensemble with older actors. It’s a choice that would raise any eyebrows, but Netflix’s The Crown season 3 trailer addresses that in a very meta way.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 by Ben Pearson
When he’s not acting, Mark Ruffalo (Avengers: Endgame, Spotlight) is an activist and environmentalist. But now all three of those interests are colliding in Dark Waters, a new film from Carol director Todd Haynes that’s based on a true story. Ruffalo plays a lawyer who discovers that American company DuPont was responsible for dumping chemicals into the water near its factories, wreaking havoc on not only the livestock, but the human residents in the area. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
There’s already a Barbie movie in the works at Warner Bros. Pictures with Margot Robbie playing the titular blonde doll and Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach writing the script. But that’s a movie that focuses on the doll as the lead character. What about the woman behind the creation of the beloved toy?
Dream Doll is a new movie in development at Bron Studios that will tell the story of Ruth Handler, the woman who invented Barbie, turned Mattel into a toy giant, and went on to become one of the first women to run a Fortune 500 company. It’s an inspirational tale that everyone should know. Read More »
The increasingly busy Taika Waititi already has his next project lined-up, and no, it’s not Thor: Love and Thunder. Before the director returns to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he’ll direct the sports dramedy Next Goal Wins. And that’s not all: Waititi wants Michael Fassbender to star. Fassbender is in talks to join the film, which is based on the documentary of the same name and focuses on the national football team of American Samoa.
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Matt Damon and Christian Bale are the best of frenemies who find themselves teamed up to help Ford take on the speed of Ferrari in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966 in the upcoming true story of Ford v Ferrari. A new trailer for the movie has just arrived, showing the hurdles they must jump over in order to get a Ford car to match the speed of Ferrari, and it cetainly isn’t easy. Watch the new Ford v Ferrari trailer below. Read More »
Hustlers lives comfortably in the grey. Lorene Scafarai‘s movie shows the good deeds and the bad and the right and the wrong, never telling the audience exactly how to feel about it all. The crimes speak for themselves, but Scafaria keeps the characters and the world messy with more empathy than moralizing. The drama, which is based on a wildly entertaining story by journalist Jessica Pressler, has more to it than strippers drugging and stealing big money from their marks. Starring Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers is about friendship, culture, and people dealt a bad hand in life, hungry for the American dream.
Similar to Scafaria’s previous movies, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and The Meddler, the characters are alive and vibrant in Hustlers. The ups and downs of their complicated friendships are as suspenseful as their life of crime. They’re doing a bad thing, without question, but there’s also a lot of good in these characters.
Recently, Scafaria talked to us about the relationships in the movie, a potentially iconic shot of Lopez, and how we’re all hustling.
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John C. Reilly is being called to substitute for Michael Shannon. The Oscar-nominated actor will be leading the HBO Lakers series cast as team owner Jerry Buss in HBO’s drama pilot, replacing Shannon in the role. The casting reunites Reilly with frequent collaborator Adam McKay, who is directing the pilot and executive producing the series.
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Gillian Anderson is steeling herself for her next role. Netflix has elected to cast Anderson as former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in season 4 of The Crown. Anderson will be starring as the controversial political figure opposite Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, who replaces the Emmy-winning Claire Foy in The Crown cast starting with the award-winning Netflix drama’s third season.
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It’s a story, literally, ripped from the headlines: a group of strippers run a scam that cheats their Wall Street clients out of thousands of dollars. On paper, it’s the perfect fodder for a feature film adaptation — full of drama, drugs, and a messy but tight-knit group of ruthless women who are simply evening out the playing field. We get some of that in Hustlers, directed by Lorene Scafaria and based on a New York Magazine article from 2015.
With an all-star cast led by a fierce Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers is a glossy crowdpleaser that shatters the male gaze. But in avoiding titillation, Hustlers ends up taking some of the teeth out of a sharp, sensuous, and satisfying true-life scam story described in its original New York Magazine piece as a “modern-day Robin Hood” fable.
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