Videos and Trailers
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have revealed this first trailer for ‘Minions,’ the spin-off/prequel to ‘Despicable Me’ and ‘Despicable Me 2.’ Set for July 10th, 2015, ‘Minions’ features a voice cast led by Sandra Bullock, Steve Carell, Katy Mixon, Hiroyuki Sanada, Pierre Coffin and Jon Hamm. The 3D-CG comedy adventure is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda,
The film establishes that Minions have existed since the beginning of time, evolving from yellow single-celled organisms into beings who have only one purpose: to serve history’s most ambitious villains. Through their lovable ineptitude, Minions have managed to thwart and ultimately kill all of those bad guys. This story picks up in the 1960s, before they hench-ed for Gru (Steve Carell). After wiping out all their masters, the Minions fall into a collective depression and three of them set out to seek a new evil master. They wind up at a villain convention, where they compete for the right to be henchmen for Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), whose Audrey Hepburn-like high style appearance belies her world domination ambition and her aspirations to become the world’s first female super-villain.
Full-Length Trailer For J.C. Chandor’s ‘A Most Violent Year’ – Starring Oscar Isaac & Jessica Chastain
A24 has debuted this new trailer for ‘A Most Violent Year,’ the upcoming thriller written and directed by ‘All Is Lost’ and ‘Margin Call’ helmer J.C. Chandor. ‘A Most Violent Year’ is set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history. The story revolves around an American immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his wife (Jessica Chastain) trying to expand their business as violence and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built. The film opens on December 31st in the US before a UK release on January 23rd – positioning it for a potential awards run. David Oyelowo, Catalina Sandino Moreno and Albert Brooks also star.
Set during the winter of 1981 — statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City’s history — A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a drama following the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built.
“Making Of” Behind-The-Scenes Featurette For ‘The Imitation Game’ – Starring Benedict Cumberbatch As Alan Turing
This new behind-the-scenes featurette has arrived online for ‘The Imitation Game,’ which stars the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Charles Dance, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard. The film offers a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators.
The pioneer of modern-day computing, Alan Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is a “nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.” Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on. Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum (Headhunters) is directing from a screenplay by Graham Moore, based on the book “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Andrew Hodges. ‘The Imitation Game’ is set for a November 14th bow in the UK and a November 21st release in the US.
First Clip From Jon Stewart’s Directorial Debut ‘Rosewater’ – Starring Gael Garcia Bernal As Maziar Bahari
Open Road Films has debuted this clip from ‘Rosewater,’ Jon Stewart’s much anticipated feature directorial debut. Stewart penned the script, which is adapted from Maziar Bahari’s 2011 book ‘Then They Came For Me: A Family’s Story of Love, Captivity and Survival,’ which he co-wrote with Aimee Molloy. Gael Garcia Bernal (Amores Perros, The Motorcycle Diaries) is playing Bahari.
‘Rosewater’ follows Maziar Bahari, a BBC journalist who leaves his pregnant fiancé behind in London while he travels to Iran to spend a week covering the country’s 2009 presidential elections. Bahari was soon arrested by Revolutionary Guard police, and he winds up spending 118 days in a notorious Iranian prison where he is brutally interrogated by a man whose defining characteristic is the smell of rosewater. In a twist of fate, Bahari’s appearance on ‘The Daily Show’ was used against him when he was accused of being a spy. Stewart and ‘The Daily Show’ covered Bahari’s saga nightly and had the journalist appear on the show to talk about his ordeal once he was released from prison.
First Trailer For ‘Furious 7′ – Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez, Jason Statham…
Universal Pictures has unleashed this first trailer for the latest installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise, ‘Furious 7.’ After a long hiatus due to the tragic death of star Paul Walker, ‘Furious 7′ commenced shooting again back in April, giving Universal Pictures and director James Wan time to meet its rescheduled April 3rd, 2015 release date. ‘Furious 7’ also stars Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Tyrese Gibson, Tony Jaa, Kurt Russell, Nathalie Emmanuel, Djimon Hounsou, Lucas Black, John Brotherton, Michelle Rodriguez and Jordana Brewster.
‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ will hit theaters on November 21st, nearly a year to the date after the previous installment, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,’ – and, about a year before ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2′ swoops into theaters on November 20th, 2015. The likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore, Jeffrey Wright, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Dormer, Evan Ross, Mahershala Ali, Gwendoline Christie, Wes Chatham, Eldon Henson, Donald Sutherland and Willow Shields star.
In ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,’ Katniss Everdeen reluctantly leads the districts of Panem in a rebellion against the tyrannical and corrupt Capitol. As the war that will determine the fate of Panem escalates to the point of destruction of the other districts by the Capitol, Katniss must decide for herself who she can trust and what needs to be done, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.