Based on Mara Leveritt’s 2002 book of the same name, Devil’s Knot tells the true story of the savage murders of three young children in West Memphis, Arkansas in 1993. Due to the brutal nature of the crime, the community and police department were convinced the murders were the work of a satanic cult. Three teenagers known as the West Memphis Three were falsely accused of killing the boys and subsequently sentenced to life in prison.
Devil’s Knot first premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Acclaimed Canadian director Atom Egoyan helms the film which stars Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth. The former plays a mother of one of the murdered boys, while the latter plays a private investigator. Mireille Enos, Dane DeHaan, Stephen Moyer, Amy Ryan and Alessandro Nivola round out the cast. The movie gets a wide release on January 24, 2014. Check out the first trailer below.
The world ‘epic’ gets tossed around as much as ‘amazing’ these days, but there is no other word to perfectly describe the first trailer for Noah. Not only does it have a stellar cast but it has Darren Aronofsky behind the camera. Love everything he’s done, especially Pi. Also, being raised Catholic, Noah’s Ark was one of my favorite stories from the Bible.
Paramount Pictures’ $130 million biblical epic stars Russell Crowe as the titular character. He’s joined by Oscar-winners Jennifer Connelly as Noah’s wife Naameh and Anthony Hopkins as Methuselah. In terms of young blood, Emma Watson, Douglas Booth and Logan Lerman play Noah’s children. Check out the trailer below. It’s Aronofsky’s first film since Black Swan. Noah hits theaters March 28, 2014.
It’s definitely a big movie news day today. In addition to Malificent and Fifty Shades of Grey news, Divergent released a brand new trailer and it’s their most intense yet. I wonder if the studio is trying to steal a bit of Catching Fire’s thunder or simply riding the wave. With The Hunger Games sequel out in certain markets, Katniss fever is at an all-time high.
The new trailer gives us a deeper look into Shailene Woodley’s character Tris Prior as she prepares for her virtue test. There’s more peeks into the actual test and her training when she finds out she’s a Divergent. Also, we get our first look at Ashley Judd as her mom and even more scenes of the fabulous Kate Winslet. I admit, I’m mostly interested in the film due to Winslet. Just adore her. Check out the trailer below.
ANGELINA.IS.EVERYTHING!!! I predict her turn as the villainous titular character will be the archetype for all future evil queens. Too bad Julia Roberts didn’t have a chance to study Jolie before starring in that awful Mirror, Mirror debacle. I stopped watching after 20 minutes. I rarely ever do that. It was that bad.
Disney just debuted the first trailer for the live action Sleeping Beauty film. In all fairness, the clip is more of a teaser than an actual trailer. It just gives a peak at the gorgeous visuals that we can expect and how deliciously evil Mrs. Brad Pitt will be, but with no actual plot details.
Maleficent opens in May 2014. It also features Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Juno Temple, Sharlto Copley and that sexy Brenton Thwaites. Check out the teaser trailer below.
James Franco and Mila Kunis just can’t seem to get enough of each other. Should Ashton Kutcher be jealous? In between filming Date Night and Oz the Great and Powerful, the two filmed the drama Tar. It’s their very own cinematic trilogy.
The film chronicles different parts of Pulitzer Prize winner C.K. Williams‘ life told through his poems. Flashbacks of his childhood, his teens, college years, to when he meets and marries his wife, Catherine (Kunis) and the birth of his children and parenthood. The film is narrated by different versions of Williams (Franco, Henry Hopper, Jordan March, Zachary Unger), depicting the different aspects of Williams through the years.
Tar was written and directed by twelve New York University film students. The film also stars Jessica Chastain, Zach Braff and Bruce Campbell. It premiered on November 16, 2012 at the Rome Film Festival. Though no US release date has been announced, the first trailer just debuted. Check it out below.
Based on Marcus Luttrell’s New York best-selling novel, Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10, Lone Survivor chronicles a 2005 mission called “Operation Red Wing” which found Seal Team 10 on a mission to capture a Taliban leader named Admad Shad in Afghanistan. Sadly, the operation failed leaving Luttrell as the sole survivor. Mark Wahlberg plays the former Navy Seal.
Lone Survivor hits theaters December 27th, 2013. Can we say Oscar-bait? Joining Wahlberg in the film are Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Ludwig, Eric Bana, Jerry Ferrara, Scott Elrod. On a superficial note, how good-looking is the cast? The film is directed by Peter Berg. Check out the new trailer below.
Time travel is all the rage these days in romance movies. First we have Rachel McAdams starring in About Time and next Valentine’s Day we have Colin Farrell in the romantic drama Winter’s Tale. The latter is based on Mark Helprin’s 1983 novel of the same name. Prolific producer Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind and I Am Legend) makes his directorial debut with the movie adaptation.
Set in 1916 and present-day Manhattan, Winter’s Tale follows the story of Peter Lake (Farrell). Peter Lake is a thief who falls in love with Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay), a dying girl who occupies one of the houses he breaks into. Lake is saved from the insane gangster Pearly Soames (Russell Crowe) and his gang of thugs by Athansor, a mysterious white horse who becomes his guardian angel.
The film also features performances by Will Smith, Jennifer Connelly, Matthew Bomer and William Hurt. Check out the first trailer below.
Sounds like a The Hand That Rocks The Cradle remake doesn’t it. Nope, ABC Family is taking care of that. Instead, The Truth About Emanuel is an upcoming thriller which debuted earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival.
Formerly titled Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes, this indie flick follows Emanuel (Kaya Scodelario), a troubled girl who becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor (Jessica Biel) who has an eerie resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper.
Also starring in the film are Alfred Molina, Frances O’Connor, Jimmi Simpson and Aneurin Barnard. It finally hits theaters in January 2014. Sounds about right. The perfect filler among all those other films duking it out for Oscars. Check out the trailer below.