Magnolia Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for ‘Life Itself,’ the documentary about the life of Roger Ebert directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters). ‘Life Itself’ premiered to critical acclaim at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and is set for a July 4th release, followed by an exclusive broadcast on CNN later this year.
Roger Ebert was a much beloved figure and arguably the best-known and most influential movie critic, and his passing in 2013 was deeply felt across the world. Based on his memoir of the same name, ‘Life Itself’ recounts his fascinating and flawed journey – from politicized school newspaperman, to Chicago Sun-Times movie critic, to Pulitzer Prize winner, to television household name, to the miracle of finding love at 50, and finally his “third act” as a major voice on the Internet when he could no longer physically speak.
With filming now underway, Warner Bros. Pictures have just sent out press release announcing that the ‘Man of Steel’ follow-up is titled ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ The highly anticipated action adventure is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman, with Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane returning from ‘Man of Steel,’ Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.
With the first full trailer set to debut tomorrow, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Marvel have released the above teaser poster and the following trailer sneak peek for ‘Big Hero 6.’ The film follows a brilliant robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion — a robot named Baymax — Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Featuring the voices of TJ Miller, Jamie Chung and Maya Rudolph, ‘Big Hero 6′ is inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name and is set to hit cinemas on November 7th.
Kristen Stewart, Juliette Binoche & Chloe Moretz Highlighted In New Clips From Olivier Assayas’ ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria’
These two new clips have landed online from Olivier Assayas’ ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria,’ which is set to premiere at
Cannes shortly. The film is said to explore “middle age and that introspective period where one questions how they’ve spent their life so far and what they’ve accomplished.” The title refers to the Swiss setting, with Kristen Stewart playing the assistant to Juliette Binoche’s lead character, an actress who becomes obsessed with a young Hollywood starlet (Chloë Grace Moretz) playing the role that made the older actress famous when she was young. Lars Eidinger, Johnny Flynn and Brady Corbet co-star.
The full synopsis for ‘Clouds Of Sils Maria’ is follows: At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena.
J.J. Abrams Announces That Fans Have A Chance To Be In ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’; Launches “Force For Change”
With filming on ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ now underway in Abu Dhabi, co-writer/director/producer J.J. Abrams has took some time out of the shoot to make a video message offering fans a chance to fly to London (where they’re shooting the majority of the movie) to visit the set, meet members of the cast, and get a cameo in the movie. The contest is for a new initiative called “Star Wars: Force for Change”, which Disney, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot have collaborated on to find “creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest problems.” The first “Star Wars: Force for Change” campaign will raise funds and awareness for the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) Innovation Labs and its innovative programs that are benefiting the world’s most vulnerable children.
First 2 Official Images From Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar’ – Starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain…
The official ‘Interstellar’ Facebook page has debuted these first two images from Christopher Nolan’s hugely anticipated sci-fi flick. Set for November 7th, the film’s top-notch cast includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Bill Irwin, John Lithgow, Casey Affleck, David Gyasi, Wes Bentley, Mackenzie Foy, Timothée Chalamet, Topher Grace, David Oyelowo, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Caine and Matt Damon. My hopes are incredibly high for this one!
Directed and co-written by Christopher Nolan (“Inception,” “The Dark Knight” Trilogy), the production will travel the globe and utilize a mixture of 35mm anamorphic and IMAX film photography to bring to the screen a script based on the combination of an original idea by Nolan and an existing script by Jonathan Nolan, originally developed for Paramount Pictures and producer Lynda Obst. The new script chronicles the adventures of a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.