Remember when Matthew McConaughey lost all that weight for a movie role? The first trailer for Dallas Buyers Club has finally made its debut. The film, directed by Jean-Marc Vallée, makes its worldwide premiere early next month at the Toronto International Film Festival.
In Dallas Buyers Club, McConaughey portrays a real-life cowboy named Ron Woodroof. In 1985, Woodroof was diagnosed as HIV-positive and given 30 days to live. After being shunned by friends, the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies, he took the fight against the virus into his own hands. Along with Rayon, an HIV positive transsexual woman played by Jared Leto, the two smuggled non-toxic alternative treatments from all over the world through both legal and illegal means by way of a “buyers club” for fellow HIV-positive people.
Originally, the film was supposed to hit theaters on December 6, but has been pushed up to November 1 to avoid the glut of Oscar-bait films being released in December. Check out the first trailer below.
In between Miley Cyrus fingering herself for Robin Thicke and Justin Timberlake’s very, very, very brief reunion with ‘N Sync, MTV aired the first movie trailer for the highly-anticipated film, Divergent. If you thought the 13 second teaser released last week was glorious, the minute-long clip will have you watering at the mouth. Especially if you’ve read the best-selling young-adult books which the movie is based on.
Divergent is set in a futuristic Chicago where people are divided into five factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a sinister plot to destroy her kind, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late. The film also stars the incomparable Kate Winslet, fierce Maggie Q and that sexy English stud, Theo James.
On a side note. Winslet is totally giving me Jodie Foster Elysium realness but without a weird mashed up accent. If you saw the Matt Damon film, you know exactly what I’m referring to. What was that?
Divergent hits theaters on March 21, 2014. I predict Tris will give Katniss from The Hunger Games a run for her money as the baddest kick-ass literary heroine. Check out the movie trailer below.
Although many of you would like to play doctor with Zac Efron, this is not that kind of film. Continuing his trend of delving into more “serious” feature films, Zac Efron is playing the role of Jim Carrico, the first doctor to examine President John F. Kennedy after he was shot. The film is called Parkland and also stars Marcia Gay Harden, Tom Welling, Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks, Paul Giamatti, Ron Livingston and more.
Parkland is described as “a recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.” The film hits theatres starting September 20, 2013 to coincide with the upcoming 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination.
Check out the first trailer for the film below.
Cheap as in…. well, not amazing.
The only reason I fought the urge to ignore yet another “demonic possession” movie scoring a whopping 4% on Rotten Tomatoes was the protagonist role accredited to the ever-lovely Julianne Moore. The ageless ginger has constantly saved difficult movie after difficult movie for me with her tremendous acting ability and today is no different- though, this time she can only do so much to bolster this pained script. Honestly, I wonder if she was friends with the director or owed her bookie a couple mil cause things production seemed sloppy at best.
6 Souls is an admittedly scary look at the intersection of multiple personality disorder and demonic possession (according to this film they mingle). Julianne plays the role of a critical psychologist who debunks cases of MPD (actually referred to in the psych world as Dissociative Identity Disorder… but that sounds less sexy to the audience). Called in on a special case by her father, she starts to question how her (quite handsome) subject can so perfectly portray the personalities of other dead actual living beings. Played by Jonathan Rhys Meyers, the “antagonist” of the film also adds some decent acting chops to the film but between the two of them it’s really not enough to call this film an actual success.
Just in case you ever find yourself in a predicament where someone has kidnapped a loved one, be sure to call Selena Gomez. Not only can she shimmy as evident in her “Come and Get It” and “Slow Down” video, but she’s a gifted hacker as well. At least she plays one in an upcoming film. Getaway pairs her up with Ethan Hawke, as they try to save his wife from a mysterious kidnapper. Warner Bros. recently released a brand new trailer for the thriller which hits theaters next weekend, August 30. Check it out below.
Getaway is the gritty, heart-pounding action thriller from Warner Bros. Pictures and Dark Castle Entertainment in which former race car driver Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) is pitted against the clock. Desperately trying to save the life of his kidnapped wife, Brent commandeers a custom Shelby Cobra Mustang, taking it and its unwitting owner (Selena Gomez) on a high-speed race against time, at the command of the mysterious villain holding his wife hostage.
On Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, the first official footage from Divergent will debut. If you can’t wait that long, Summit Entertainment has been kind enough to release a brief teaser. It may be only 13 seconds long, but is a glorious 13 seconds. When you have that sexy beast Theo James, Nikita‘s Maggie Q and Kate Winslet in the same movie, you know it’s going to be epic.
Divergent is set in a futuristic Chicago where people are divided into five factions based on their personalities. Tris Prior Shailene Woodley) is warned she is Divergent and will never fit into any one group. When she discovers a sinister plot to destroy her kind, she must find out what makes being Divergent so dangerous before it’s too late.
No doubt Divergent will be the next huge franchise. It’ll give The Hunger Games a run for its money. Tris is so the new Katniss. Divergent hits theaters on March 21, 2014. Check out the teaser below.
No wonder Mount Vesuvius erupted. The volcanic mountain that destroyed Pompeii clearly saw Kit Harington in his shirtless glory wearing only a gladiator skirt. It’s a shame Harington is mostly covered up in Games of Thrones. The HBO show needs to have Jon Snow in more revealing clothing stat.
The first teaser trailer for Pompeii has made its way online. The film centers around the ancient Roman town-city near modern Naples that was mostly destroyed and buried under 13 to 20 feet of ash following the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Naturally, you need a romance in the mix. Cue Harington who plays a slave who falls for a young maiden in the form of Emily Browning.
Pompeii also stars Kiefer Sutherland, Carrie-Ann Moss, Jared Harris, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Jessica Lucas. It will hit theaters in February 2014. Check out the first trailer below, along with a full pic of Kit shirtless.
American Idol alums Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks, along with Anthony Mackie headline The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete, but the gritty film is all about its young two newcomers. Skylan Brooks (Mister) and Ethan Dizon (Pete) are left to fend for themselves when their prostitute drug-addicted mom heads to the slammer. The boys received the strongest praise and response when the George Tillman, Jr-directed flick premiered at Sundance earlier this year.
The film also features new music by Alicia Keys. It will be in theaters in limited release starting October 11. Seeing Hudson all tatted up is definitely a far cry from her Dreamgirls days. Check out the trailer below.