Love and Mercy first premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. It takes an unconventional approach in storytelling than your typical bio flick. It’s set to hit theaters on June 5.
Paul Dano and John Cusack portray the leader of the Beach Boys, Brian Wilson, during two specific time periods of his life. In the 1960s, Wilson showed early signs of mental illness while recording the band’s seminal album, Pet Sounds. A couple of decades later, Wilson was reclusive due to his disorder and being exploited by psychotherapist Dr. Eugene Landy played by Paul Giamatti. Elizabeth Banks takes on the role of Wilson’s second wife.
Few musical acts are as widely beloved as the Beach Boys. Under the visionary leadership of singer-songwriter Brian Wilson, the California surf combo redefined the sound of American popular music in the 1960s. But their joyful harmonies and ingenious arrangements concealed Wilson’s private struggle with addiction and mental illness, and by the early seventies he had descended into drug-fuelled isolation. Love & Mercy is an intimate rendering of Wilson’s mercurial genius, illustrating both his musical mastery and the psychological pain it disguised.
Bill Pohlad who’s produced 12 Years A Slave and The Tree Of Life directs the film. Check out the new trailer below. It looks like one heartwrenching film.
The first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens mainly focused on the new cast. Fans, including myself, were hoping to see the original cast reprise their roles. J.J. Abrams finally delivered today.
There’s still no Luke or Leia in this new footage, but we get to see Harrison Ford as Han Solo, reuniting with Chewbacca. Definitely one of the most beloved pairings of all-time. He says “Chewie … We’re home,” right before showing off his signature crooked smile at the end of the clip.
The more I see, the more I’m stoked to see the seventh installment of the Star Wars franchise. The special effects look sick. Check out the second teaser trailer below. Star Wars: The Force Awakens storms into theaters on December 18.
The first teaser trailer for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice is scheduled to premiere on Monday, April 20. This clip that director Zack Synder tweeted Wednesday night is a preview. In essence, it’s a teaser for the teaser. How ridiculous is this insanity?
For those hardcore fans who want to see the teaser trailer on the big screen, Synder revealed it will be screened in selected Imax cinemas with a special intro from himself. Simply RSVP at http://www.batmanvsupermandawnofjustice.com/imax/ to reserve your spot.
Though the very short clip doesn’t reveal too much, it does build anticipation. It gives up close shots of Superman and Batman’s costumes with dramatically chilling music playing in the background. Check it out below.
In 1893, New Zealand was the first self-governing country to grant women over the age of 21 the right to vote. In Britain, however, women were only given the right in 1918 and that was only for those over the age of 30 and meeting certain property qualifications. A decade later, suffrage was extended to all woman over the age of 21.
The painful struggle of these trailblazing women is being told in a new movie titled Suffragette. Meryl Streep plays legendary British activist Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst. The Oscar winner is joined by Carey Mulligan who portrays a foot solider in the feminist movement. Rounding out the cast are Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw and Brendan Gleeson.
SUFFRAGETTE is a thrilling drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives. MAUD was one such foot soldier. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.
Focus Features has set the film for an October 23, 2015 limited release. Check out the first teaser trailer below.
Good things do come in small packages. When I first heard about Ant-Man, the premise didn’t overly excite me. Really a pint-sized action hero? But since it starred Paul Rudd, whom I love, I was willing to give it a shot.
After watching the first full-length trailer, I’m actually stoked for it now. The clip gives a first glance at the origin story of the diminutive superhero. Marvel’s new offering looks to be one action-packed piece of awesomeness.
“The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man, when master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats.”
Joining Rudd and Douglas are Evangeline Lilly, Judy Greer, T.I., Bobby Cannavale and Corey Stoll who plays the villain Yellowjacket. It’s crawls into theaters on July 7. Check out the trailer below.
We’re in the final stretch folks!!! With less than a month before Avengers: Age of Ultron wreaks havoc at the box office, the movie studio has unleashed the final action-packed trailer to get moviegoers pumped up.
Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders and Don Cheadle return to reprise their roles while Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and James Spader inject some new blood. The Avengers: Age of Ultron opens on May 1. Check out the new promo below.
“Singing has always been important to me but I never thought I would end up singing, I would be a singer,” the late singer says in the haunting teaser trailer for the Amy Winehouse documentary. This summer get to know the girl behind the name in the documentary aptly titled Amy.
“Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent who captured everyone’s attention; she wrote and sung from the heart and everyone fell under her spell,” producer James Gay-Rees as well as Kapadia said in a statement on the film’s official Facebook page. “But tragically Amy seemed to fall apart under the relentless media attention, her troubled relationships, her global success and her precarious lifestyle. As a society we celebrated her huge success but then we were quick to judge her failings when it suited us.”
Directed by Asif Kapadia, the film chronicles the early years of the “Rehab” singer’s tragic life all the way to til her untimely death and beyond. The film will show unseen footage and reveal unreleased tracks.
Amy is scheduled to hit theaters in the UK on July 3, roughly around the fourth anniversary of the singer’s death. Check out the trailer below.
Plans for a fourth Max Max film have long been in the works but the project spent years in development hell. Eventually, Mel Gibson lost interest and walked away forever. Three decades later, a new installment is finally here. Substitute Tom Hardy for Gibson and Namibia as the new backdrop instead of New South Wales and we have Mad Max: Fury Road.
An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max (Tom Hardy), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.
Joining Hardy and a bald Theron are Nicholas Hoult, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. George Miller who’s directed all the previous Mad Max films returns to the post-apocalyptic franchise.
Mad Max: Fury Road rides into theaters on May 15, 2015. If the action-packed footage doesn’t lure you to watch it opening weekend, rumors have it that the first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to debut before the film. How’s that for an incentive.