Videos and Trailers
“Survival” Featurette For ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ – Starring Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo…
Universal and Blumhouse Productions have revealed this new behind-the-scenes featurette for the soon-to-be-released ‘The Purge’ sequel, ’The Purge: Anarchy.’ The film, which is scheduled for a July 18th release in the US and a July 25th bow in the UK, will see the return of writer-director James DeMonaco. The likes of Frank Grillo, Michael K. Williams, Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez and Keith Stanfield star in the horror-thriller.
Showcasing a number of snippets of new footage, Paramount Pictures has unveiled these latest TV spots for Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Hercules.’ Based on the graphic novel “Hercules: The Thracian Wars,” the action-adventure film is a revisionist take on the classic myth set in a grounded world where the supernatural does not exist. Directed by Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand), ‘Hercules’ will be distributed worldwide on July 25th. The likes of Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, John Hurt, Aksel Hennie, Rebecca Ferguson, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, and Reece Ritchie also star.
Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have revealed this first trailer for Craig Johnson’s dramedy ‘The Skeleton Twins’ (which I’ve heard is a bit of a gem). Co-written by Johnson and Mark Heyman, the film stars Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, and Ty Burrell. In ‘The Skeleton Twins,’ estranged twins Maggie and Milo feel that they’re at the end of their ropes and an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship. The R-rated film opens on September 19th.
‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’: “Caesar’s Story” Featurette & Over 10 Minutes Of Behind-The-Scenes Footage
From 20th Century Fox comes this “Caesar’s Story” featurette and over 10 minutes of behind-the-scenes “B-Roll” footage from ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.’ The Matt Reeves-directed flick is the sequel to the 2011 film ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes,’ which began Fox’s reboot of the original ‘Planet of the Apes’ series. Opening on July 11th in the US and July 17th in the UK, the cast for ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is as follows.
Humans: Jason Clarke as Malcolm, Gary Oldman as Dreyfus, Keri Russell as Ellie, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Malcolm’s son, Jocko Sims as Werner, Kirk Acevedo as Carver, Kevin Rankin as McVeigh, and Keir O’Donnell as Finney.
Apes: Andy Serkis as Caesar, Toby Kebbell as Koba, Judy Greer as Cornelia, Terry Notary as Rocket, Karin Konoval as Maurice, Doc Shaw as Ash, and Nick Thurston as River, Caesar and Cornelia’s teenage son.
BET and Relativity Media have unveiled this first trailer for writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s (The Secret Life of Bees, Love & Basketball) ‘Beyond the Lights.’ Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who’s been earning rave reviews for ‘Belle’ (deservedly so, she’s absolutely fantastic), recently said the drama is a chance to explore the darker side of a glamorous industry, “When you are groomed into these shiny music-industry acts from a young age, there are a lot of identity issues…. it’s about the psychological expectations of fame.”
The tale follows a perfectly packaged pop star, played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who’s been groomed for stardom from a young age by her overbearing, opportunistic mother (Minnie Driver). Also starring Nate Parker, Danny Glover, Jordan Belfi, Aml Ameen and Machine Gun Kelly, ‘Beyond the Lights’ opens on November 14th in the US. The-Dream is creating all the original music for film, which will be choreographed by Laurieann Gibson.
From The Weinstein Company comes this new trailer for Ned Benson’s ‘The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby.’ The romantic drama was actually crafted as two separate movies, each focusing on the entirety of a relationship between two people. One version, which they call “Him”, showed it from the husband’s (James McAvoy) vantage point, while a second film, “Her”, explored it from the perspective of the wife (Jessica Chastain).
The version released theatrically will follow the more traditional form, from both perspectives, and clock in at two hours. All three versions will be released by The Weinstein Company in some form this fall. “Them” will premiere in the US on September 26th while “Him and “Her” will be released about a month after in select art house cinemas. No word on international release dates as yet. The likes of William Hurt, Viola Davis, Bill Hader, Jess Weixler, Ciaran Hinds, Isabelle Huppert and Nina Arianda co-star.