Videos and Trailers
Warner Bros. Pictures has just sent over this striking UK poster and trailer for ‘Grace of Monaco,’ which has the prestigious job of being the opening film at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Starring Nicole Kidman, Tim Roth, Frank Langella and Paz Vega and directed by Olivier Dahan (La Vie En Rose), ‘Grace of Monaco’ arrives in the UK and Ireland on June 6th – the Weinstein Company are releasing the film in North America, but no date has been set yet. The top-notch supporting cast for the biographical film also includes Parker Posey, Derek Jacobi, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, and Milo Ventimiglia.
Set in 1962, six years after her celebrated Wedding of the Century, GRACE OF MONACO is an intimate snapshot of a year in the life of the twentieth century’s most iconic Princess – Grace Kelly – as she strived to reconcile her past and her present, a yearning for a return to the big screen with her newfound role as a mother of two, monarch of a European principality and wife to Prince Ranier III.
Fox Searchlight has uploaded this new “Behave” TV spot for the rather fantastic ‘Starred Up,’ which hits cinemas in the UK and Ireland on March 21st. ’Starred Up’ is the story of a young man, Eric (Jack O’Connell), who is prematurely transferred from a young offenders’ institution to adult jail for being too violent. As he struggles to assert himself against the prison officers and the other inmates, he has to confront his own father Nev (Ben Mendelsohn), a man who has spent most of his life in jail. As Eric forges allegiances with other prisoners, and learns that his rage can be overcome through his work with prison therapist Oliver (Rupert Friend), he discovers the new rules of survival. But there are forces at work that threaten to destroy him.
The film is directed by award-winning UK filmmaker David Mackenzie (Young Adam, Hallam Foe, Perfect Sense) from a screenplay written by first-time scriptwriter Jonathan Asser, who has a background in the prison system working as an innovative therapist. The title comes from the process of prematurely upgrading a teenager from a Young Offenders’ Institution to Adult Prison. Expect word on international release dates shortly. This is definitely one to give a peep!
Yahoo has just set loose this first trailer for upcoming musical drama ‘Annie,’ which is directed by Will Gluck (Easy A, Friends With Benefits) and produced by Jay-Z, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith. Lead by ‘Beasts of a Southern Wild’ and ’12 Years a Slave’ star Quvenzhané Wallis in the title role and Jamie Foxx in the role of Benjamin Stacks, an update of the character Daddy Warbucks, ‘Annie’ is a contemporary adaptation of the musical of the same name, which in turn is based upon the 1924 comic strip ‘Little Orphan Annie’ by Harold Gray.
Set to hit the big screen from December 19th, the stellae supporting cast for the film also includes Cameron Diaz, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Tracie Thoms and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. The newly released synopsis for ‘Annie’ can be read below the film’s frst trailer. This looks like it could be a tonne of fun!
Shout! Factory has signed a deal with distributor Cinevox to release the action-crime-drama ‘Brazilian Western’ (Faroeste Caboclo) for cross-platform distribution in the US and Canada. The deals takes in theatrical, exclusive digital and broadcast distribution and home entertainment. The feature debut of Rene Sampaio, ‘Brazilian Western’ is a big-screen makeover of one of the most celebrated rock ballads of Renato Russo, relating how a country boy moves to the big city in Brasilia, gets involved in organized crime, begins a love-affair with the daughter of a senator, but spins ever more out of control in his descent into crime and violence. There is a star-crossed love.
Released to expectation in Brazil by Europa Filmes, ‘Brazilian Western’ grossed $7.4 million, making it the seventh highest-grossing Brazilian release of the year. Fabrício Boliveira, Isis Valverde, Felipe Abib, Antônio Calloni, César Troncoso, Marcos Paulo and Flavio Bauraqui star. Expect more release details shortly. The TIFF trailer for ‘Brazilian Western’ can be viewed below.
Relativity Media has set loose, via Apple, this new trailer for ‘Oculus,’ the Mike Flanagan-directed horror film starring Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, Brenton Thwaites, James Lafferty, Rory Cochrane, Annalise Basso, Garretty Ryan, Kate Siegel, Katie Parker and Miguel Sandoval. Opening on April 11st, the synopsis for ‘Oculus’ is as follows.
In “Oculus,” ten years ago, tragedy struck the Russell family, leaving the lives of teenage siblings Tim and Kaylie forever changed when Tim was convicted of the brutal murder of their parents. Now in his 20s, Tim is newly released from protective custody and only wants to move on with his life; but Kaylie, still haunted by that fateful night, is convinced her parents’ deaths were caused by something else altogether: a malevolent supernatural force unleashed through the Lasser Glass, an antique mirror in their childhood home. Determined to prove Tim’s innocence, Kaylie tracks down the mirror, only to learn similar deaths have befallen previous owners over the past century. With the mysterious entity now back in their hands, Tim and Kaylie soon find their hold on reality shattered by terrifying hallucinations, and realize, too late, that their childhood nightmare is beginning again…
Teaser Trailer For Laika’s ‘The Boxtrolls’ Featuring Cee Lo Green’s “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care”
Yahoo! Movies has revealed this new teaser trailer for Laika’s upcoming animated film ‘The Boxtrolls,’ which features Cee Lo Green’s take on “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care”. Featuring the voices of Ben Kingsley, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Elle Fanning, Jared Harris, Toni Collette, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan and Simon Pegg, ‘The Boxtrolls’ is pencilled in for a September 26th release.
A family event movie from the creators of Coraline and ParaNorman that introduces audiences to a new breed of family – The Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs (voiced by Isaac Hempstead-Wright) in the amazing cavernous home they’ve built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town’s villain, Archibald Snatcher (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley), comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground, “into the light,” where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnifred (Elle Fanning). Together, they devise a daring plan to save Eggs’ family.