While Ashton Kutcher might look like the former Apple CEO more, I’m pretty confident this latest film about the innovator’s life will be better received commercially and critically. The pedigree behind Steve Jobs is nothing short of stellar. Michael Fassbender plays the titular role while Kate Winslet (Joanna Hoffman), Seth Rogen (Steve Wozniak) and Jeff Daniels (John Sculley) appear in supporting roles.
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.
The first official teaser trailer doesn’t reveal much in terms of plot. Instead it shows Fassbender wearing Jobs’ signature black turtleneck while voiceovers play in the background. “You can’t write code, you are not an engineer,” a man says. Jobs replies, “The musicians play the instruments. I play the orchestra.” Oh snap!!!
Steve Jobs hits theaters on October 9. Check out the clip below.
One would think that Anne Hathaway is the intern in this situation, but it’s actually Robert DeNiro. The Raging Bull actor plays a 70-ish widower who decides to ditch retirement and become a senior intern at an online fashion site, founded and run by Hathaway. As you’d expect, it’s DeNiro who ends up teaching Hathaway a few invaluable life lessons.
The Intern was written and directed by Nancy Meyers (The Holiday, What Women Want, It’s Complicated). At one point, Tina Fey and Michael Caine were cast to play the May-December friends. When they dropped out, Witherspoon was attached. In the end, I think Anne and Robert were the perfect choice. They show a winning chemistry in the trailer.
Joining the Oscar winners in the comedy are Andrew Rannells, Rene Russo, Adam DeVine, Linda Lavin and Snoop Dogg. The Intern hits theaters on September 25. Check out the charming first trailer below.
If the master of horror Stephen King calls Crimson Peak terrifying, it’s safe to say the film will be one frightening ride. King attended an early screening and called it “gorgeous and just f*cking terrifying” and that it “electrified” him. With that kind of praise, I’m definitely intrigued.
Crimson Peak comes from the brilliant mind of Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim). It stars Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam and Mia Wasikowska. The film is scheduled to haunt theaters on October 16. Check out the trailer below.
Set in Cumbria, in a crumbling mansion in a largely rural and mountainous region of northern England in the 19th century, young author Edith Cushing (Wasikowska) discovers that her charming new husband Sir Thomas Sharpe (Hiddleston) is not who he appears to be.
I had such high hopes for the live adaptation of Jem And The Holograms. But just as I feared, it appears it’s going to be one hot mess. This isn’t anything like the 80s cartoon beloved by so many.
Where in the hell is Synergy and more importantly, The Misfits? So not truly outrageous. If anything, the film looks like a poor man’s Josie and the Pussycats. Remember that Rachel Leigh Cook and Rosario Dawson flick?
As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’ Jem and the Holograms, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.
The film stars Aubrey Peeples, Hayley Kiyoko, Stefanie Scott and Aurora Perrineau as Jem and her band mates. Molly Ringwald, Juliette Lewis and Ryan Guzman play supporting roles. Not even if Guzman appeared full frontal would I be remotely interested in this. Well, maybe I could be persuaded ;)
Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber’s manager, is one of the producers of the film. Dude needs to put away for life for this blasphemous version. Jem And The Holograms hits theaters in December 2015. Check out the first trailer below.
Into the Grizzly Maze practically had a different title for every year it’s been on the shelf. Since James Marsden filmed the action thriller in 2012, it’s been previously titled Red Machine, Endangered, and Grizzly. All this doesn’t exactly scream box office blockbuster.
The premise isn’t all that engaging as well. It’s about two estranged brothers who reunite at their childhood home in the Alaskan wild and find themselves stalked by an unrelenting grizzly bear. Why on earth would anyone enter an area called ‘Grizzly Maze?’ Seems like you’re just asking to be an appetizer for these carnivores.
“In the action thriller ‘Into the Grizzly Maze’, a deputy whose mission is protecting the threatened grizzly bear suddenly finds himself conflicted when a massive rogue grizzly wreaks havoc on a local Alaskan community. Enlisting the help of his estranged brother, he enters the labyrinthian Grizzly Maze to track down his wife, who’s gone missing, before the bear does. As the body count mounts and an infamous bear hunter enters the fray determined to take down the bear he’s been waiting for his whole life, no one is safe in the harsh Alaskan wilds.“
Thomas Jane, Billy Bob Thornton, Piper Perabo, Scott Glenn, Adam Beach, Michaela McManus and Kelly Curran round out the cast. Into the Grizzly Maze is being released in limited theaters this summer via Vertical Entertainment on June 26th, 2015. Check out the trailer below.
I’m sure it’s only a prosthetic, but Chris Hemsworth’s huge schlong steals the show in the first trailer for the Vacation reboot. All you size queens will be salivating as the 31-year-old Aussie flaunts that mammoth penis in his boxer briefs.
The new generation of Griswolds is on the road to Walley World and hitting more than a few bumps than Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo experienced in the original 1983 version. And for some reason, they all seem to be sexually related.
Ed Helms and Leslie Mann play the grown up versions of Rusty and Audrey Griswold. Chase and D’Angelo reprise their roles and are joined by Charlie Day, Christina Applegate, and Hemsworth. Vacation hits the road on July 29. Check out the red band trailer below.
Is there anything this woman can’t do? Just looking at the poster, I buy Meryl Streep as a musician who abandoned her family to pursue her superstar dreams. She makes everything she does look so effortless. The 67-year-old Oscar winner channels her inner rock star for Ricki and The Flash.
In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family.
The film boasts quite a pedigree behind and in front of the camera. Academy Award winning director Jonathan Demme helms the Diablo Cody-penned screenplay. Kevin Kline, Audra McDonald, Rick Springfield, Sebastian Stan and Streep’s real-life daughter round out the cast. Ricki and the Flash rocks out in theaters on August 7. Watch the trailer below.
As Jada Pinkett Smith so eloquently says, “It’s not bro time, it’s showtime.” Time to make it rain again, bitches!!!
The second teaser trailer for Magic Mike XXL just dropped. It still doesn’t give away too many plot details, but does it really matter? I’d pay just to see Channing Tatum and his brigade of greased exotic dancers grind the floor (and me hopefully) for two hours. The new promo does, however, introduce us to Smith’s character. She’s the male revue’s hype
man woman, standing in for a MIA Matthew McConnaughey.
In other Magic Mike-related news, the studio released the Star Wars-inspired poster above a few days ago, on the faux May The Fourth Be With You holiday. “They’ve got all the force you need,” tweeted the film’s official Twitter. Check out the teaser trailer #2 below.