Videos and Trailers
Reuniting ‘Silver Lining Playbook’ and ‘American Hustle’ stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, ‘Serena’ is directed by Academy Award winner Susanne Bier (In a Better World) and boasts a top-notch supporting cast in Sam Reid, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones and Sean Harris. Opening on October 24th in the UK and February 26th in the US, the film is based Ron Rash’s Shakespearean tragedy-style historical novel of the same name. ‘Serena’ is playing at the London Film Festival on the 13th and 17th of October.
North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s – George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattle-snakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pemberton’s passionate marriage begins to unravel leading toward a dramatic reckoning.
The good people over at Film4 have unveiled this first clip from ‘Second Coming,’ the feature film debut of BAFTA Award-winning television director and playwright Debbie Tucker Green. The London-set psychodrama follows a tight-knit family (played by Nadine Marshall, Idris Elba and Kai Francis-Lewis) as they navigate their way through family life as it breaks down in the aftermath of an unexplained pregnancy. Jackie (Marshall) is expecting her second child but the math doesn’t quite add up. It’s been months since she last slept with her husband Mark (Elba), so she knows it can’t be his. But, perplexingly, she also knows she hasn’t been with anyone else.
While we’re still awaiting confirmed US and UK release dates, ‘Second Coming’ is showing at the BFI London Film Festival on the 17th, 18th and 19th of October – you can purchase tickets here. I’m certainly checking this one out at the London Film Festival, as I’ve heard great things (not to mention the talent involved!).
First Trailer For Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ – Starring Bradley Cooper As Navy SEAL Chris Kyle
Warner Bros. Pictures has unleashed this first trailer for Clint Eastwood’s Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller-starring ‘American Sniper.’ In the film, Cooper plays Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL who has the most confirmed sniper kills in U.S. military history. The book that the film is based on, ‘American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History,’ spent 18 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list and 13 weeks at #1.
Co-starring the likes of Luke Grimes, Kyle Gallner, Sam Jaeger, Jake McDorman and Cory Hardict, ‘American Sniper’ lands in US theaters in a limited release on December 25th, before expanding on January 16th (the date it also arrives in UK cinemas).
The first teaser trailer has arrived online for a film I’m ridiculously excited for, Pixar’s ‘Inside Out.’ From the tepuis of South America to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award-winning director Pete Docter (Monsters, Inc., Up) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In 2015, he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all – inside the mind of an 11-year-old named Riley.
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. ‘Inside Out’ is scheduled to hit theaters on June 19th, 2015.
This first clip has landed online for Justin Simien’s ‘Dear White People,’ which premiered at earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival to stellar reviews and a special jury award for breakthrough talent. Starring Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner, Teyonah Parris, Brandon Bell, Malcolm Barrett, Brittany Curran, Justin Dobies, Marque Richardson, Dennis Haysbert and Peter Syversten, ‘Dear White People’ follows the stories of four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over a popular “African American” themed party thrown by white students.
With tongue planted firmly in cheek, the film explores racial identity in “post-racial” America while weaving a universal story of forging one’s unique path in the world. ‘Dear White People’ opens on October 17th in the US. I’ve heard nothing but great things about this film, so fingers crossed there’s word on a UK release date shortly (it is showing at the London Film Festival on the 9th and 10th of October).
With the release of the film closing in, Focus Features has revealed this first trailer for Kevin Macdonald’s ‘Black Sea.’ Two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law captains the cast of the suspenseful adventure-thriller, which centers on a rogue submarine captain (Law) who, after being laid off from a salvage company, pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea.
As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival. Joining Law in the cast are Grigoriy Dobrygin, Konstantin Khabenskiy, Sergey Kolesnikov, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Sergey Puskepalis, British Independent Film Award winner Michael Smiley, David Threlfall, and Jodie Whittaker. ‘Black Sea’ opens on December 5th in the UK and January 23rd in the US.