Videos and Trailers
“Never, Ever, Just Mary” Clip From ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ – Starring Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson & Colin Farrell
Walt Disney Pictures has debuted this new clip from ‘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.
This new trailer has arrived online for Ian Gabriel’s ensemble coming of age thriller ‘Four Corners,’ South Africa’s Official Selection for Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. Ian Gabriel’s last work, ‘Forgiveness,’ was an African Voices selection for the 10 Best African Films of the past decade, last year. In ‘Four Corners,’ four lives will change forever as the destinies of a reformed prison general, a local cop, a charismatic gang leader and a surgeon back from London intersect with a young boy’s coming of age in a tale of family lost and family regained in the unknown world of the Cape Flats. ‘Four Corners’ stars Brendon Daniels as Farakhan, Irshaad Ally as Gasant, Lindiwe Matshikiza as Leila, Abduragman Adams as Tito, and introducing Jezzreil Skei as Ricardo. Source: ShadowAndAct.
Cape Town today. Home to South Africa’s toughest maximum Security prison – Pollsmoor. When Farakahn (Brendon Daniels) a general in the Numbers Gang, is released after 13 years, he wants a quiet life and a ‘river of peace’. But he finds himself in a world more violent than when he left it. Now ruthless street gangs – Americans, Nice Times, Mongrels, Dixie Boys – control the ghetto streets, crack and guns are sold openly, and young boys are disappearing, victims of a serial killer. In this turbulent world, Farakahn seeks to make contact with his 13-year-old son – who he’s never known.
Walt Disney Pictures has unveiled this new TV spot for their 53rd full-length animated flick, ‘Frozen.’ Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Josh Gad, Jonathan Groff, Santino Fontana and Alan Tudyk, ‘Frozen’ journeys into theaters on November 27th in the US and December 6th in the UK. Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck direct the 3-D musical adventure, while Tony-award winner Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez wrote the music. The official synopsis for ‘Frozen’ is as follows.
Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind “Tangled” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” presents “Frozen,” a stunning big-screen comedy adventure. Fearless optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell) sets off on an epic journey—teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of Jonathan Groff) and his loyal reindeer Sven—to find her sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.
With the release of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ fast approaching, Lionsgate has revealed this “party” clip from the film. ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ sees Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth reprising their roles of Katniss, Peeta and Gale, with Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Toby Jones and Woody Harrelson also returning to their respective roles. The likes of Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Lynn Cohen, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Maria Howell, E. Roger Mitchell, Alan Ritchson, Bruno Gunn, Meta Golding, Sam Claflin and Amanda Plummer join the “Hunger Games” film series for this sequel.
Stunning First Trailer For Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ – Starring Russell Crowe, Ray Winstone, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson…
Paramount Pictures has unveiled this first trailer for Darren Aronofsky’s epically-scaled retelling of the biblical story ‘Noah.’ Set for a March 28th, 2014 release, Ray Winstone will play the role of the nemesis to Russell Crowe’s eponymous hero. Emma Watson plays Ila, a young woman who develops a close relationship with Noah’s son, Shem. That role will be played by Douglas Booth, with Logan Lerman playing Noah’s other son, Ham. Jennifer Connelly plays Noah’s wife, Naameh. Anthony Hopkins is playing Methuselah, while Kevin Durand is playing a giant who helps Noah and his family. The likes of Dakota Goyo, Mark Margolis, and Madison Davenport co-star.
Darren Aronofsky is the man behind some of my favorite films of the last twelve years in ‘The Wrestler,’ ‘The Fountain,’ ‘Requiem for a Dream,’ ‘Pi’ and ‘Black Swan’ – fingers crossed ‘Noah’ adds to that list. ‘Noah’ is Aronofsky’s follow up effort to the Oscar-nominated and hugely profitable ‘Black Swan,’ which grossed $315 million worldwide on a $12 million budget. The synopsis for ‘Noah’ is as follows: “NOAH is a close adaptation of the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark. In a world ravaged by human sin, Noah is given a divine mission: to build an Ark to save creation from the coming flood.”
MSN has revealed this first trailer for ‘Cuban Fury,’ which stars Nick Frost, Rashida Jones, Chris O’Dowd, Ian McShane and Olivia Colman. The film is based on an original idea from Frost about a shabby, down-on-his-luck man (Frost) who reignites his long-dormant passion for salsa dancing thanks to a new-found love for his gorgeous American boss (Jones). Jon Brown, TV scribe for ‘Misfits’ and ‘Fresh Meat,’ pens the script while James Griffiths directs. ‘Cuban Fury’ will be released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland on February 14th. Expect a US release date shortly.
Beneath Bruce Garrett’s under-confident, overweight exterior, the passionate heart of a salsa king lies dormant. Now, one woman is about to reignite his Latin fire. Spotlight hits, sweat drips, heels click – Nick Frost IS Cuban Fury.