Posts Tagged ‘Robin Wright’

THE CONGRESS Trailer Starring Robin Wright is Trippy, Weird, and Wonderful

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014


The Congress comes from Waltz with Bashir director Ari Folman and the first trailer as I mentioned in the click inducing title is trippy, weird, and wonderful. The synopsis does a great job so I will let it say a few things first.

More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, an aging actress (Robin Wright, playing a version of herself) decides to take her final job: preserving her digital likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent (Harvey Keitel) and the head of Miramount Studios (Danny Huston), her alias will be controlled by the studio, and will star in any film they want with no restrictions. In return, she receives healthy compensation so she can care for her ailing son and her digitized character will stay forever young. Twenty years later, under the creative vision of the studio’s head animator (Jon Hamm), Wright’s digital double rises to immortal stardom. With her contract expiring, she is invited to take part in “The Congress” convention as she makes her comeback straight into the world of future fantasy cinema.

The partially animated movie looks fantastic; it reminds me a lot of Charlie Kaufman’s work, and that’s not a bad thing. Robin Wright stars giving an amazing looking performance playing a version of herself. The movie also stars Jon Hamm, Harvey Keitel, Paul Giamatti, Danny Huston and Kodi Smit-McPhee. I’m definitely checking this one out.

The Congress opens on August 29th 2014, check out the trailer, images and poster below:


Trailer for A MOST WANTED MAN Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman

Sunday, April 13th, 2014


Here is the first trailer for director Anton Corbijn’s (The American) latest spy thriller A Most Wanted Man.  The movie is based on the John le Carre (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) novel of the same name and stars the great Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final roles.

Hoffman plays a German intelligence operative working to track down terrorists abroad.  The movie looks to be exactly like what one of the critics quotes says, a “slow burn”.  That’s not necessarily a bad thing when you have a great cast and script to back up a story that would otherwise be left something to read on a long flight.

The movie also stars Robin Wright, Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, and Grigoriy Dobrygin.

A Most Wanted Man opens July 25th, read the synopsis and watch the trailer below:


‘Rampart’ Trailer, Watching Woody Harrelson Playing A Bad Cop Is Good

Monday, November 21st, 2011


The trailer for Rampart has Woody Harrelson playing “the most corrupt cop you’ve ever seen on screen” – that’s if you never saw Harvey Keitel in Bad Lieutenant or Nicolas Cage in The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call – New Orleans.  Still, this movie looks intense and Harrelson as always place a menace like no other (see Natural Born Killers).  There is Oscar buzz for his roll, which looking at the trailer below, is very exciting and possibly deserved.

The film also stars Ned Beatty, Ice Cube, Ben Foster, Anne Heche, Cynthia Nixon, Sigourney Weaver, Robin Wright and Steve Buscemi.

Los Angeles, 1999. Officer Dave Brown (Woody Harrelson) is a Vietnam vet and a Rampart Precinct cop, dedicated to doing “the people’s dirty work” and asserting his own code of justice, often blurring the lines between right and wrong to maintain his action-hero state of mind. When he gets caught on tape beating a suspect, he finds himself in a personal and emotional downward spiral as the consequences of his past sins and his refusal to change his ways in light of a department-wide corruption scandal seal his fate. Brown internalizes his fear, anguish and paranoia as his world, complete with two ex-wives who are sisters, two daughters, an aging mentor dispensing bad advice, investigators galore, and a series of seemingly random women, starts making less and less sense. In the end, what is left is a human being stripped of all his pretense, machismo, chauvinism, arrogance, sexism, homophobia, racism, aggression, misanthropy; but is it enough to redeem him as a man?

Watch the trailer below, and look for a release in 2012:


Extended Trailer For David Fincher’s ‘The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo’

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011


If it wasn’t clear enough before, trust me when I say The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has the makings to be the best movie of the year.  In the last City of Films Show [here] we all agreed that it was definitely on our radar as a must see this fall/holiday season, in a moment you will see why.

David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network) and Sony deserve a lot of praise for being so true to the material and holding onto that hard R rating, the feel bad movie of Christmas is for adults, the way it was meant to be.  Much of the success of course will be attributed to screenwriter Steven Zaillian, who’s work you have likely seen -  American Gangster, Gangs of New York, Schindler’s List to name a few.  And yes, Trent Reznor is back (heard in The Social Network) for another great soundtrack.

They have released an extended trailer – three minutes and forty five seconds which is worth watching, for me it marks the last trailer for the film I will watch (I want to go as fresh as I can).  The film stars Rooney Mara stars as Lisbeth Salander, a young hacker with a dark secret who investigates the Vanger family with disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig).

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and to read a synopsis.  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opens December 21.


New Trailer for MoneyBall with Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill

Thursday, August 4th, 2011


A second trailer [see the first] for the Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill sports film Moneyball is here, much like the first one it does a nice job of blending drama with comedy.  That could be attributed to the writers, Steven Zaillian (Gangs of New York, Schindler’s List) and Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network).

The film is based on a true story that focuses on Billy Beane (Pitt) and Paul De Podesta (Hill), the GM and assistant GM that made the 2002 Oakland A’s a highly competitive Major League Baseball team using a modern analytical sabermetrics system [wiki that], despite having a completely budgeted, low-rent team that were initially the laughing stock of baseball early on in the season.

The rest of the film’s cast includes Kathryn Morris, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright. Watch the new trailer for the film below:


Trailer for ‘Moneyball’ Has Brad Pitt Trying To Save Baseball

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

moneyballThe first trailer for Moneyball starring Brad Pitt is here and makes Baseball look very interesting, not an easy feat. Based on a true story from the Michael Lewis book, Brad Pitt is Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics baseball team.  In an attempt to put his baseball club on the map but on a budget, the manager hires a college grad, played by Jonah Hill, who uses statistics to pick players who will win games.

Bennett Miller (Capote) directed the adaptation by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List). Originally Steven Soderbergh (Ocean’s Eleven) was set to direct but creative differences led the studio to drop the film until Brad Pitt resurrected the project.

The film also stars Kathryn Morris, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Robin Wright. The film is set to open up on September 23rd 2011.  Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think. Continue Reading…