Videos and Trailers
With Channing Tatum in the midst of filming ’22 Jump Street,’ the actor has took to his Youtube account to spoof Jean Claude Van Damme’s now legendary Volvo Trucks advert. Accompanying the video, Tatum Tweeted, “This stunt was preformed by unprofessionals…” You can view both Tatum and Van Damme’s videos below. ’22 Jump Street’ is due out on June 13th, 2014.
Trailer For The Psychological Thriller ‘Repentance’ – Starring Anthony Mackie, Forest Whitaker & Sanaa Lathan
Yahoo! Movies has debuted this first trailer for Philippe Caland’s ‘Repentance.’ Years after a drunken car crash that almost took his life, Thomas Carter (Anthony Mackie) has reinvented himself as a therapist/spiritual advisor who advocates a synthesis of world religions and positivity. He’s parlayed this vocation into a successful book release that one day draws the attention of Angel Sanchez (Forest Whitaker), a profoundly troubled man fixated on the “untimely” death of his mother. When Carter takes on Sanchez as a personal client in an effort to raise funds for his indebted brother Ben (Mike Epps), things quickly take a turn for the worse. Angel needs much more than a simple life coach. Also starring Sanaa Lathan, and Nicole Ari Parker, ‘Repentance’ opens on February 28th, 2014.
“Biggest Hustle” TV Spot For ‘American Hustle’ – Starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence….
Sony Pictures has let out the hatch this new TV spot for David O. Russell’s ‘American Hustle.’ The film opens in New York and Los Angeles on December 13th before going wide on December 18th in the US. Written by Eric Singer and O. Russell, and starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Alessandro Nivola, Louis CK, Michael Pena, Jack Huston, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Robert De Niro, the drama is based on the true story of a notorious financial con artist (Christian Bale) and his mistress/partner in crime (Amy Adams), who were forced to work with an out of control federal agent (Bradley Cooper) to turn the tables on other con artists, mobsters, and politicians. At the epicenter of the entire tale is the passionate and volatile leader of the New Jersey state assembly (Jeremy Renner) who is also the local hero and mayor of impoverished Camden. ‘American Hustle’ is set for December 20th in the UK.
A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock the States, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con man Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who along with his equally cunning and seductive British partner Sydney Prosser (Amy Adams) is forced to work for a wild FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso pushes them into a world of Jersey powerbrokers and mafia that’s as dangerous as it is enchanting. Jeremy Renner is Carmine Polito, the passionate, volatile, New Jersey political operator caught between the con-artists and Feds. Irving’s unpredictable wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) could be the one to pull the thread that brings the entire world crashing down.
eOne has unveiled this new trailer for Sergio Castellitto’s drama ‘Twice Born.’ Lead by Penelope Cruz and Emile Hirsch, ‘Twice Born’ is based on the novel of the same name by Margaret Mazzantini. In the film, Gemma (Cruz) visits Sarajevo with her son, Pietro. Sixteen years ago they escaped the war-torn city while the boy’s father (Hirsch) remained behind and later died. As she tries to repair her relationship with Pietro, a revelation forces Gemma to face loss, the cost of war and the redemptive power of love. Adnan Haskovic, Saadet Aksoy, Pietro Castellitto, Luca De Filippo, Jane Birkin and Castellitto co-star. The film opens on December 6th.
Set against the Balkan Wars that tore apart the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, Twice Born stars Penelope Cruz as Gemma, a woman with a past of considerable complexity. Summoned to Sarajevo by a phone call from an old friend, she catches a plane with her teenaged son to visit an exhibition of photographs taken by an ex-lover. This return to Bosnia triggers a flood of memories as Gemma remembers the passionate times she spent with Diego (Emile Hirsch), a young and exuberant American photographer, just before the Winter Olympics in 1984. Theirs was a magical love, perfect in every respect, until her desire for a child steered their relationship in an unexpected direction. When civil war breaks out, their personal life becomes inextricably intertwined with the horrors that surround them. As Gemma squires her son around present-day Sarajevo, the past continually intrudes, upsetting the delicate equilibrium that has allowed her to forget and move on with her life.
This first US trailer has arrived online for ‘The Past’ (“Le passé”), Asghar Farhadi’s follow-up to his Foreign Language Oscar-winning ‘A Separation.’ Following a four year separation, Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to Paris from Tehran, upon his French wife Marie’s (Bérénice Bejo) request, in order to finalize their divorce procedure. During his brief stay, Ahmad discovers the conflicting nature of Marie’s relationship with her daughter Lucie (Pauline Burlet). Ahmad’s efforts to improve this relationship soon unveil a secret from their past. Tahar Rahim, Elyes Aguis, Jeanne Jestin, Sabrina Ouazani, Babak Karimi and Valeria Cavalli also star. ‘The Past’ is out in the US on December 20th (expect a UK release shortly). My interviews for the film can be read via the following links: Bérénice Bejo, Tahar Rahim, Asghar Farhadi.
Behind-The-Scenes Tom Hanks Featurette For ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ – Also Starring Emma Thompson & Colin Farrell
Walt Disney Pictures has sent over this latest behind-the-scenes featurette for ‘Saving Mr. Banks,’ the account of Walt Disney’s twenty-year pursuit of the film rights to P.L. Travers’ popular novel, ‘Mary Poppins’, and the testy partnership the filmmaker develops with the author during the project’s pre-production in 1961. Two-time Academy Award-winner Tom Hanks plays Disney (the first time the entrepreneur has ever been depicted in a dramatic film) alongside fellow double Oscar-winner Emma Thompson in the role of Travers.
Before actually signing away the book’s rights, P.L. Travers’ demands for contractual script and character control circumvent not only Walt Disney’s vision for the film adaptation, but also those of the creative team of screenwriter Don DaGradi and sibling composers Richard and Robert Sherman, whose original score and song (Chim-Chim-Cher-ee) would go on to win Oscars at the 1965 ceremonies – the film won five awards of its thirteen nominations.