If you’re sick of Marvel movies delivering the same superhero action, just like Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola, then maybe you’ll take solace in the action and adventure of The Aeronauts, a new movie from Amazon Studios.
Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones star in The Aeronauts, which follows wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Jones) and headstrong scientist James Glaisher (Redmayne) as they confront the elements and risk their lives in order to fly a hot air balloon higher than anyone has done before. But this isn’t just to set a record, it’s to determine whether or not the weather can be predicted. That might not sound very riveting, but the latest The Aeronauts trailer shows some rather suspenseful sequences. Read More »
Felicity Jones (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Shailene Woodley (Divergent) have joined the cast of The Last Letter From Your Lover, a film adaptation of the globe-spanning, best-selling novel by author Jojo Moyes. Jones will play a journalist who discovers a cache of love letters written by a couple decades before, and the film tells the story of how she tries to solve the mystery of who they are and if the couple ever found a happy ending. Read More »
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 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 winds have shifted, and Amazon’s big-ass hot air balloon movie The Aeornauts won’t be getting a traditional theatrical release after all. Amazon had originally planned for the Eddie Redmayne/Felicity Jones movie to float into cinemas like any other theatrical release in October, with a one-week IMAX-run thrown in to boot. But now, you can expect The Aeornauts to have a short theatrical run in December, before dropping onto Amazon Prime Video quickly after. Amazon is likely reconsidering their traditional theatrical window after they spent a huge chunk of change for the Sundance hit Late Night, only to see the film flounder at the box office this summer.
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Amazon is heading to the biggest screen possible with The Aeronauts. The Tom Harper film starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones will run in IMAX for one week, making it the first Amazon movie to play in the large-scale screen theaters. The film follows Redmayne and Jones’s characters as they attempt to fly a hot air balloon higher than anyone in history. Several action sequences in The Aeronauts were designed specifically for the IMAX aspect ratio. More on The Aeronauts in IMAX, including a new image, below. Read More »
There’s a scene in almost every teen TV drama where the teacher describes the theme of the episode that will come to pass over the next 45 minutes. The majority of On the Basis of Sex is like that.
The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic stars Felicity Jones as the trailblazing lawyer who later becomes one of our foremost Supreme Court justices and only the second female Supreme Court justice in history. But On the Basis of Sex focuses on Ginsburg’s first landmark case that launched her career as the premiere advocate against gender discrimination. Which would be fine if that were actually the case. Instead, the first half-hour of the film plays like a checklist of Ginsburg’s early life, peppered with winking moments to the time period’s retrograde perspective on women. Ruth enters Harvard and shoots to the top of her class: Check. Ruth balances raising a child and caring for a cancer-stricken husband (Armie Hammer) with her studies: Check. Ruth literally does everything her husband Martin does, backwards and in heels, and still gets denied a career as a lawyer: Check.
All throughout her struggles, Ruth maintains her noble disposition and perfectly coiffed hair, simply raising her chin at the injustices with the implied knowledge that she is destined for greater things. For the first half-hour of the film, On the Basis of Sex is too caught up in its label as an important film, breathlessly recounting the life story of an icon of female empowerment while a soaring score briskly carries the story along and fills in its gaps. But if you skip that first half-hour, you may find a powerful and affecting film.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a celebrity in ways no other Supreme Court Justice has before. Not only has she fought for just causes, she’s also inspired memes, documentaries, and even action figures. And now she gets the origin story treatment with On the Basis of Sex. The film finds the young Ginsburg long before she became a Supreme Court Justice, working as a lawyer on a case involving gender discrimination. Watch the latest On the Basis of Sex trailer below.
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Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne shared the screen in 2014’s The Theory of Everything, a quiet biopic about the life of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. But now the two of them are joining forces again and taking to the skies for Amazon Studios’ The Aeronauts, another true-life story. This one concerns a pilot and a scientist who attempted to fly higher than anyone had before in an open-air balloon.
The Aeronauts first look photo has arrived, and it looks like Jones and Redmayne are taking a page from Tom Cruise’s playbook and doing their own wild set-pieces for this film, because the photo features the two actors floating 2,000 feet above the ground.
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Is there anything that could top seeing the real-life 85-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg do push-ups in the documentary RBG? Perhaps seeing a young Ruth Bader Ginsburg battle gender discrimination in a biopic starring Felicity Jones. On the Basis of Sex chronicles the groundbreaking case against gender inequality that put a young Ginsburg on the map as one of the most talented lawyers in her field. Watch the first official On the Basis of Sex trailer below.
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