Wonderful New Trailer For Spike Jonze’s ‘Her’ – Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams & Scarlett Johansson
Warner Bros. Pictures has released this second trailer for writer-director Spike Jonze’s ‘Her.’ Starring the likes of Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Scarlett Johansson as “Samantha”, ‘Her’ opens from December 18th in the US and on January 24th in the UK.
Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, ‘Her’ follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system, which promises to be an intuitive entity in its own right, individual to each user. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet “Samantha” (Scarlett Johansson), a bright, female voice, who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow, in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual love for each other.
Speaking with Playboy Magazine for their 60th Anniversary Special Edition, Ben Affleck touched on a number of topics relating to his upcoming portrayal of Batman/Bruce Wayne. The exchange sheds light on his reaction to any backlash, how his Batman differs from Christian Bale’s, and what convinced him to take on the role.
PLAYBOY: When Warner Bros. named you Batman, the internet exploded with hostility. After climbing back from career adversity to win the best picture Oscar for Argo, was your initial reaction more “Not Again” or “Screw You”?
AFFLECK: It wasn’t either, really. I expected that reaction. Warner Bros. told me, “You should know what you’re getting into.” They showed me the reactions to other folks who had been cast in these roles. They said this is how it tends to play out initially.
Hot the heels of a new ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ banner poster, USA Today has set loose five new stills from the Marc Webb-directed film. ’The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ will be released in the US on May 2nd and in the UK on April 18th. The first trailer for the superhero sequel arrives online this coming Thursday.
‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′ stars Andrew Garfield (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), Emma Stone (Gwen Stacy), Jamie Foxx (Max Dillon/Electro), Paul Giamatti (Aleksei Sytsevich/The Rhino), Dane DeHaan (Harry Osborne), Colm Feore, Chris Cooper (Norman Osborne), Felicity Jones, B.J. Novak, Sarah Gadon and Sally Field (May Parker). The official synopsis for the film is as follow.
Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled this new promo image for ’300: Rise of an Empire,’ the upcoming follow-up to Zack Snyder’s ’300.’ Planned for a March 7th release, ’300: Rise of an Empire’ stars Rodrigo Santoro returning as Xerxes, Sullivan Stapleton as Themistokles, Jack O’Connell as Calisto, Lena Headey as Queen Gorgo, David Wenham as Dilios, and Eva Green as Artemisia.
’300: Rise of an Empire’ is based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel that takes Xerxes, the Persian leader who is an antagonist in ’300,’ and turns him into more of a pivotal figure. He’s a man in search of godhood after the death of his father, battling an Athenian warlord named Themistokles. The story takes place over the course of several years, but the focal point is the battle of Artemisium, which occured in 480 BC. Previous reports had Zack Snyder – who in my eyes done a fantastic job with ’300′ – pegged to direct until Warner Bros and producer Christopher Nolan signed him up to helm ‘Man of Steel.’ Noam Murro (five-time DGA nominated commercials director) is on board to direct the film. Snyder produces.
Warner Bros. Pictures has debuted this new banner for ’The LEGO Movie.’ Scheduled for a February 7th release in the US and a February 14th bow in the UK, ’The LEGO Movie’ is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) from their own original screenplay. The film features the voices of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Cobie Smulders, and Morgan Freeman.
Chris Pratt stars as Emmet. Oscar winner Morgan Freeman and Elizabeth Banks will star as two of Emmet’s fellow travelers: Vitruvius, an old mystic; and tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest. She also calls upon the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure voiced by Will Arnett, with whom she shares a history. Will Ferrell will play Emmet’s primary adversary, President Business; Liam Neeson is the president’s powerful henchman, Bad Cop; Nick Offerman is a craggy, swaggering pirate obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Brie is a member of Emmet’s team with a powerful secret.
According to THR, Awards-season hopefuls J.C. Chandor and Oscar Isaac are set to team up on Chandor’s next project, ‘A Most Violent Year.’ Writer-director Chandor, who is in the Oscar hunt with his film ‘All Is Lost,’ revealed at last night’s Gotham Awards that the ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ star will replace Javier Bardem in the period drama that already has two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain onboard as a lead. Stanley Tucci is also being courted for a supporting role. Bardem apparently exited the project several months ago due to creative differences
Set in 1981, when violence and corruption in New York City ran rampant, the story follows the ambitious owner of an oil company who must protect his business and his family from his competitors as they violently try to run him out of business. The film finds him and his wife crossing paths with high-powered lawyers, wealthy bankers, dangerous teamsters and a shady district attorney. Filming begins in January,