Matt Damon is a busy boy these days! Based on the Benjamin Mee memoir of the same name, “We Bought A Zoo” tells the story of how Mee (played by Matt Damon) and his family used their life savings to buy a struggling zoo and bring it back to life. Imagine buying a freaking zoo? How would know you know the first thing about taking care of a tiger and over 40 other species (a total of about 200 exotic animals)!
This film also stars Scarlett Johansson and Elle Fanning among many other familiar faces. It looks so cute. Who doesn’t love Matt Damon? Who doesn’t love animals? It’s a total win-win situation. This feel good family film hits the big screens on December 23rd, 2011. Check out the trailer below!
All you hardcore Twihards brace yourself. Summit Entertainment has finally unleashed the first full length trailer for “The Twilight Saga’s Breaking Dawn Part I“. The Bill Condon-directed film is the first part of the final chapter of the global phenomenon. Up until now we’ve only seen snippets of Edward and Bella’s wedding and other images. Thanks to the newly-released clip, a few more plot details are revealed.
The clip starts off with the big day- Edward and Bella tie the now. By the looks of it, Jacob takes it hard and isn’t ready to let go. The newlyweds then jet off to Brazil for their honeymoon. Since it’s “Twilight”, it’s not happily ever after and the wedding bliss soon wears off. We learn Bella is pregnant, but it’s not without complications. Since it’s half-vamp and half-human, Bella’s body can’t take the baby’s speedy growth. As quoted in the clip, “It’s crushing you from the inside out,”. I’m not sure how her pregnancy is the precipice for the epic battle between the vampires and the wolves, but it somehow ignites it. This and more are all revealed in the new trailer. Check it out below.
“Do you believe in love at first site?” That’s the question that gay film “The One” asks. The movie stars As The World Turns actor Jon Prescott, Margaret Anne Florence and Ian Novick. The story follows quite the controversial topic of a gay man falling in love with a married man… a married “straight” man at that. Check out the synopsis below:
Hunky Daniel couldn’t have it better – great parents, a successful career as an investment banker and engaged to be married to the beautiful Jen. A perfect life…but there is this one temptation that may derail his hoped-for straight-and-narrow life and that comes in the form of Tommy, a charming former college classmate, now openly gay. After a few drinks, Daniel succumbs to his repressed desires and makes a one time “mistake.” Soon after their initial tryst, the normally jaded Tommy falls head over heels in love, but Daniel wants nothing more of him or his dazzlingly seductive smile – he’s back with Jen, determined to marry her. With Tommy’s friends warning him against his involvement with a straight man and Daniel’s pledge of heterosexually, it would seem that nothing will come of them…but love and lust has a way of messing up even the best laid plans of man. A refreshingly funny story of coming out as well as a belated coming-of-age tale that sparkles with witty dialogue and believable characters. – Raymond Murray (IMDb)
Falling in love with a straight guy is something I think a gay guy experiences at least once (or maybe twice) in his life so I think this movie is super universal. While the quality looks a little budget, I think the story line and acting may shine through and make this a gay movie not to be missed. I normally enjoy most films that come out of TLA Releasing so I’m sure this won’t be an exception.
A woman named Kristina Lapinski is in the middle of producing GAY U.S.A., a documentary that has pulled from over hundreds of hours of footage for over a year. A lot has happened over the past year in the US in terms of the equality movement, and there is still a long way to go. This film has some of the reflecting encounters, interviews and scenes at every spectrum of the movement, and from both sides. That’s right, she speaks to both proponents and opponents of LGBT rights.
In the film, Lapinski centers on the law and politics of gay rights and how it effects so many families in so many ways. The film asks, “What are America’s values?” It looks incredibly touching and I know I’m going to be a mess when I watch it. The film will be released in Summer 2012. For now, check out the trailer below.
If you are a fan of old Hollywood or miss the classic films that came from the old MGM Grand studios then you need to watch this trailer and definitely need to see this film. Set back in 1927, The Artist center around silent movie star George Valentin (played by Jean Dujardin. Valntin wonders if the arrival of talking pictures will cause him to fade into oblivion. Then, a chance encounter introduces him to Peppy Miller (played by Bérénice Bejo, a young dancer set for a big break.
While the two begin a career together, it’s not soon before long that Valentin becomes a star of the past and Peppy becomes a household name. The film also stars John Goodman and James Cromwell.
The trailer for this film first caught my attention because I wasn’t sure if it was a re-master of an old classic or what. With a little more researched I learned that this film actually won Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival. With the stunning black and white cinematography, the trailer plays out like it’s own silent movie which causes the curiosity inside me to stir a little bit more. Check out the trailer for The Artist below and tell me what you think.
Every now and again, a movie grabs my attention when the storyline in the trailer seems absolutely captivating. This is one of those movies and trailers. The movie is called Janie Jones and stars Academy Award nominees Abigail Breslin and Elisabeth Shue along with the sexy and talented Alessandro Nivola who may recognize from Face/Off of Jurassic Park 3.
The story centers around a touring band who lives your expected “life on-the-road” lifestyle when all of a sudden, the lead singer (Alessandro Nivola) hits a road block. A groupie mother (Elisabeth Shue) shows up to one of his shows and tells him that he has a daughter (played by Abigail Breslin), she abandons her at the show leaving him to take care of her as the band continues on their tour.
Through the course of the film, the father/daughter grow closer together through the love of music and lyrics ultimately learning a lot from each other. The film has glimmers of August Rush in it which I also loved so I’m sure this film will be another one of my indie favorites. Check out the trailer below.
It’s finally here. This film, titled “Margaret” was originally scheduled for release way back in 2007. Four years later, director Kenneth Lonergan is finally happy with a final cut he wants to release. The star studded film centers around student Lisa Cohen (Anna Paquin) who finds herself in an awful predicament when an unfortunate accident happens involving a bus and a pedestrian that she may have had fault in.
The film stars Matt Damon as her teacher and Mark Ruffalo as the driver of the bus involved in the accident. Some of the other talented stars you’ll see in this film included Matthew Broderick, Allison Janney, Keiran Culkin, and more.
I really didn’t know much about this film before I watch the trailer, but after watching it, I really want to see it. What happens in the film could happen to anyone. The film comes out on September 30th, but for now, enjoy the trailer below.
Whoa, where has Richard Gere been all this time? May I introduce to you all a new action thriller titled, “The Double” featuring the aforementioned actor and one of my favorites, Topher Grace. While Topher is more well known for awkward romantic comedies, I am excited to see him take a stab at an action/thriller. Here’s a quick synopsis.
A retired CIA operative is paired with a young FBI agent to unravel the mystery of a senator’s murder, with all signs pointing to a Soviet assassin.
Aha, but a twist. While the pair of Gere and Grace team up to hunt down the assassin, they begin to question one of his former trainees played by the sexy Stephen Moyer. When he escapes prison and winds up dead, Grace makes a shocking discovery that the assassin was literally right under their noise. Check out the trailer below.