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INTO THE WOODS Images; Anna Kendrick is Cinderella, Chris Pine is Prince Charming, and Johnny Depp is the Big Bad Wolf

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014


Director Rob Marshall’s (Chicago) adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Into The Woods has appeared online. The Disney movie looks to put a modern twist on the Brothers Grimm fairy tales with intertwining plots from a few stories you may have read. It’s going to be a huge holiday movie I think; Marshall even had everyone sing live on set, and people love that. Sadly, we only get to see Johnny Depp’s hair arm.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Into the Woods” is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests. This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel—all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (James Corden and Emily Blunt) their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch who has put a curse on them.

There should be a trailer soon so stay tuned! The film also stars Anna Kendrick as Cinderella , Meryl Streep as The Witch, Chris Pine as Prince Charming, Lucy Punch, Christine Baranski, Tracy Ullman, Lilla Crawford as Red Riding Hood, Daniel Huttlestone, Tammy Blanchard, Billy Magnussen, and Mackenzie Mauzy.

Into the Woods opens in theaters on December 25th 2014 – check out the images below:


The New Trailer for THE GIVER is Black and White Says Meryl Streep

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014


Here is a new trailer for The Giver, director Philip Noyce’s (Salt) adaptation of the Lois Lowry book which our own Ryan Heinrichs has a love for. I personally haven’t read the book; I think I got distracted by a cat outside when I picked it from a shelf once. The sci-fi thriller takes place in a utopian society where all memories of the past reside with a sage figure known as “The Giver”, or Jeff Bridges if you’re nasty. Brenton Thwaites (Maleficent) plays a young boy who has been selected to be the new Giver.

This is a much better trailer than the first one (here) which seemed to play out like a Hunger Games wannabe; which it shouldn’t considering this book came before any of that or Divergent. Studios figure it worked a few times so why not?

The film also stars Meryl Streep, Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Cameron Monaghan, and Odeya Rush.

The Giver opens in theaters on August 15th 2014, watch the trailer below. Clint Mansell’s Requiem for a Dream score for the win!


The Best Trailer of the Year So Far; Tommy Lee Jones’ THE HOMESMAN

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014


Here is the first trailer and images for what look to be Tommy Lee Jones’ greatest directorial effort yet, a western drama titled The Homesman.  His last feature, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada was great but was more of a modern-day western whereas The Homeman takes it back to 1850s American West.  The story centers on a claim-jumping rascal (Jones) and a frontierswoman (Hilary Swank) as they escort three insane women from Nebraska to Iowa and battle the harsh elemental conditions of the prairie.

The movie looks beautifully shot and will no doubt shine with potentially award deserving performances by its cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Hailee Steinfeld, Meryl Streep, Tim Blake Nelson, James Spader, William Fichtner, John Lithgow, and Jesse Plemons.

The Homesman is currently awaiting distribution and has no release date; watch the trailer below and stay here for more:


Ominous Warnings in the First Trailer for THE GIVER Starring Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014


The eagerly anticipated adaptation of the 1993 young adult novel The Giver is here in trailer form; the movie stars the great Jeff Bridges (The Giver), Meryl Streep (the Chief Elder), and newcomer Brenton Thwaites (Jonah).  If you’re a fan of the novel, let us know what your feelings are after getting a glimpse of the movie below.  For me, it looks like they’re trying to market this as something like Hunger Games or Divergent, which isn’t fair considering the depth this novel has for its readers compared to those titles.

In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure of the “real” world.  The story focuses on Jonah, who lives in a seemingly Utopian society, without war, pain, suffering or difference. Yet Jonah’s world is thrown upside down when he’s selected by the community to absorb the memories of the Giver, an elderly man who alone knows the true pain that life has to offer.

The film also stars Alexander Skarsgard, Katie Holmes, Cameron Monaghan, and Taylor Swift.

The Giver opens August 15th, watch the trailer below:


The 2014 Oscar Nominees

Thursday, January 16th, 2014


Here are the nominations for the 86th Academy Awards or “The Oscars” is you’re nasty.  The leaders are American Hustle and Gravity lead with 10 nominations each, 12 Years a Slave has 9 nominations.  I’m happy to see Wolf of Wall Street earn five nominations including Best Picture, Director (Scorsese), Best Actor (DiCaprio), Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill) and Adapted Screenplay.  Feel free to make your own assumptions about who got snubbed (Robert Redford) and shake your fist in the comments.

The 86th Oscars will be broadcast March 2nd on ABC.


Trailer for AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, and Benedict Cumberbatch

Thursday, September 12th, 2013


We have a new trailer for the John Wells (The Company Men) adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning play August: Osage County below, and it looks like Meryl Streep can act really well, who knew?  I’ve heard the movie is pretty great coming out of its Toronto International Film Festival premiere with the performances being award worthy.  It’s apparently very dark and funny too; the trailer doesn’t tell us that really if you ask me.

The story involves women of a family whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.  The film stars an fantastic cast that includes Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Margot Martindale, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, and Sam Shepard.

August: Osage County opens on November 8th, watch the trailer below:


TODAY’S LINKS: The Hobbit, Skyfall, Dark Knight Trilogy Set, Les Misérables and More

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

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  • Meryl Streep and Hilary Swank join The Homesman written and directed by Tommy Lee Jones. [thewrap]
  • A new dwarf poster for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. [image]
  • First Poster for DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods. [image]
  • Skyfall TV Spot “Fear”. [YouTube]
  • Les Misérables TV Spot “Dream”. [YouTube]
  • James Bond documentary Everything or Nothing has a clip and two posters. [comingsoon]
  • Unseen trailer for Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man featuring webshooters. [slashfilm]
  • First look at The Dark Knight Rises box sets. [comicbookmovie]

First Trailer For HOPE SPRINGS With Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell

Thursday, April 26th, 2012


In Hope Springs Arnold and Maeve Soames (Tommy Lee Jones and Meryl Streep) are having marriage trouble after 30 years, so they seek help from marriage counselor Steve Carell.  The film reunites Streep with her Devil Wears Prada director David Finkel, can they capture lightening in a bottle?  We will find out when the film opens on August 10th.

Many years of marriage have left Maeve (Streep) wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a famed relationship guru (Carell) in the town of Great Hope Springs, she must persuade her skeptical husband (Jones) to get on a plane for an intense week of marriage and sex therapy. Getting there was hard enough…now shedding their bedroom hang ups, learning some new moves and rediscovering their youthful spark is when the real adventure begins.


The Oscar Winners: 2012

Sunday, February 26th, 2012


The Oscars are over and if you took part in our live blog, you know that I thought it was a pretty good show this year.  The Artist won the big awards of the night – Best Picture, Best Director (Michael Hazanavicius), Best Actor (Jean Dujardin), Best Costume Design, and Best Score.

For those who loved Hugo (like I did), you will be happy to know it picked up 5 awards – Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and Art Direction.

Here is a full list of winners:


Today’s Links: Billy Connolly Cast In THE HOBBIT, Naomi Watts to Play Princess Diana, Morgan Freeman Joins Tom Cruise and More

Friday, February 10th, 2012

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  • THE HOBBIT ads to the cast with Billy Connolly as Dain Ironfoot. [THR]
  • Disney close to deal for Black List Script SAVING MR. BANKS with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. [Deadline]
  • DreamWorks to remake REBECCA which was already adapted for the screen in a 1940 by Alfred Hitchcock. [showblitz]
  • Morgan Freeman to join Tom Cruise in Joseph Kosinski’s sci-fi Film. [superherohype]
  • Naomi Watts to play Princess Diana in CAUGHT IN FLIGHT. [reuters]
  • Patton Oswalt to play a supporting role in remake of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty directed by Ben Stiller. [comingsoon]