Archive for the ‘Sneak Peek’ Category

The Peanuts Movie

Posted on: July 10th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state-of-the-art 3D animation. Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle ­ and flying ace ­embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day. 

In theaters November 6, 2015.

Game On

Posted on: July 9th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Waka Flocka Flame – Game On featuring Good Charlotte [From “Pixels – The Movie”]

 

Southpaw

Posted on: July 9th, 2015 by xmlrpc

From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and starring Academy Award® nominated Jake Gyllenhaal (NIGHTCRAWLER, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN) comes a story of tragedy, loss and the painful road to redemption… Billy “The Great” Hope (Gyllenhaal) is the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion whose unorthodox stance, the so-called “Southpaw,” consists of an ineloquent, though brutal, display of offensive fighting… one fueled by his own feelings of inadequacy and a desperate need for love, money and fame. With a beautiful family, home and financial security, Billy is on top both in and out of the ring until a tragic accident leaves his wife dead and sends him into a downward spiral.

In theaters July 24, 2015. 

Stangerland

Posted on: July 9th, 2015 by xmlrpc

When Catherine (Nicole Kidman) and Matthew Parker’s (Joseph Fiennes) two teenage children suddenly vanish in a dust storm, the couple’s relationship is pushed to the brink as they confront the mystery of their children’s disappearance in the soaring desert heat. Also stars Hugo Weaving.

STRANGERLAND features an ensemble cast of accomplished actors including Australia’s Academy Award winning actress Nicole Kidman. Remarkably, STRANGERLAND is Nicole’s first lead role in an independent Australian film since Dead Calm in 1989. Her casting was a pivotal and exciting moment for the filmmakers.

In theaters and available on VOD on July 10, 2015.

For director Kim Farrant it wasn’t just the case of finding a star but finding the right actor for the role. “Nicole’s Australian agent had the script and I got a call suddenly saying Nicole wants to meet with you. I was in the States so I flew to Nashville and met her and she loved it. She loved the rawness of the writing and of the characters unravelling. I think it was an opportunity for her to explore her incredible vulnerability. We spent a lot of time on the phone telling stories to each other and building trust and opening up. She’s the most hardworking actor I’ve ever met. She knew the script back to front. She would really interrogate me, which I loved, and she was very open to trying stuff.”

“It means a great deal for Nicole to come back to Australia and do a film like this,” says producer Macdara Kelleher. “ A film that is really Australian, set in the outback and has all of the iconic elements of great Australian films that have come before it.”

Nicole Kidman says:  “I’m very much a supporter of the Australian film industry because it’s what I come from and to be able to go back and make films there with people that are just starting out is a huge honour, it really is. And particularly with somebody like Kim who hasn’t made a film before and was kind of thrown in the deep end  – I love people who just jump in.”

“Also I loved working with an Australian crew, most of the Australians working on it I either know or are sons or daughters of people that I’ve worked with!  There’s such a power to Australian crews, they’re very willing, they’re very able and they’re very passionate, and I love making movies there. It’s my home; it’s where I came from. It’s my base.”

Producer Naomi Wenck says: “It was such a privilege to work with Nicole, she’s a consummate professional and her powerful performance speaks for itself. She really lives and breathes the character of Catherine.”

Starring opposite Nicole are Joseph Fiennes, in the role of husband Matthew, and Hugo Weaving as the town detective Rae. “You can only ever dream of having this kind of cast in an independent film. It elevates the material so much.” says screenwriter Michael Kinirons.

For Director Kim Farrant, the casting of these two roles was integral to the film.  “I’d worked with Hugo on the very first bit of cinema that I ever directed in 1995. In casting him I wanted someone who really inhabited their sexuality, like a man who was owning it, in contrast to the character of Matthew, played by Joe (Joseph) Fiennes, who is disowning his sexuality. When you met Hugo he’s so sensual. And that was really fantastic for this character of Rae, who’s got a girlfriend, got an active sex life, and then meets this woman and gets transfixed by her emotional life. So that was the kind of journey for him of opening him up emotionally.”

Nicole Kidman and Hugo last starred together in Kennedy Miller’s Bangkok Hilton back in 1989. For her it was a treat to work with him again. “I love Hugo. He’s one of the great, great Australian actors and you just learn being in a room with him. He is very particular about what he does and is very particular about the performances he gives.”

The character of Matthew was a source of much discussion and debate in the script writing process. “Because people judged this man so much and that’s what we wanted.” explains Kim. “He’s both proud and deeply ashamed that he hasn’t been a good enough parent. It’s frightening to play a man who’s isolating and judgmental and angry and withholding. But Joseph was so willing to explore the dark side of this character and he gave that to me the entire way. He came to the project last. I had 11 years on it at that point; he had 11 days before we started filming. And he just showed up with so much passion and humanity for this character.”

For producer Macdara Kelleher having Joseph play the role was ideal. “Because
Joseph’s character is an outsider in the town, but also a little bit of an outsider even in his own family, it works really nicely that he’s not an Australian.”

In her feature film debut, Maddison Brown shines as the daughter Lily, a highly sexualised teenager, on the cusp of womanhood:  “Casting Lily was crucial , because we had this fine balance of this character who you want people to have an imprint of so that they care that she’s missing and, at the same time, she’s not in it for very long,” says Kim.

“We had to find a girl who was like that, but with that amazing burgeoning sexuality – as she’s a child and a woman at the same time. Maddison was the first actor I saw for the part. I saw over a hundred girls from Australia, America, Paris and London, and she just kept sticking with me. She was so effervescent and sexy and powerful and yet, at the same time, very innocent.” After seven call backs, Maddison got the role.

Producer Naomi Wenck explains:  “We had a wonderful casting agent, Nikki Barrett, who was absolutely key in helping us pull together all of the supporting cast. We’ve got such a strong team with Lisa Flanagan, Meyne Wyatt, the lovely Nicholas Hamilton as Tommy, and of course Maddison Brown as the stunning Lily. It was an amazing process and Nikki was a great collaborator.”

The Peanuts Movie

Posted on: July 9th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state-of-the-art 3D animation. Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle ­ and flying ace ­embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz and the creators of the ICE AGE films, THE PEANUTS MOVIE will prove that every underdog has his day. 

In theaters November 6, 2015.

The Secret Life of Pets

Posted on: July 8th, 2015 by xmlrpc

Ellie Kemper, Kevin Hart and Louis C.K. bring us into the world of pets when their people aren’t home. 

In theaters July 8, 2016. 

Snoopy vs the Red Baron

Posted on: July 8th, 2015 by xmlrpc

The Peanuts Movie – Snoopy embarks upon his greatest mission as he and his team take to the skies to pursue their arch-nemesis. 

In theaters November 6, 2015.

Sandra Bullock on Minions

Posted on: July 3rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

 

Sandra Bullock shares her thoughts on playing the role of Scarlet Overkill.

Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock) is the world’s first female super-villain. She is a unique combination of quick-tempered and impeccably stylish. Kevin, Stuart and Bob are drawn to her for her ability to mastermind incredible heists, and they are simultaneously terrified of and smitten by her. Scarlet hires the Minions as her henchmen and charges them with their first mission: to embark on a criminal heist that takes them to London as she attempts to achieve her lifelong dream: becoming the Queen.

 

In theaters July 10, 2015.

Ant Man learns to fight

Posted on: July 3rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

Clip from the movie Ant Man – Evangeline Lilly teaches Paul Rudd how a superhero throws a punch. 

Paul Rudd Hollywood

Posted on: July 3rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

On July 1, 2015 the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce honored Ant Man star Paul Rudd with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Hear Paul Rudd’s thoughts on this honor. 

Ant Man is in theaters July 17, 2015.

The Vatican Tapes

Posted on: July 3rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

The Vatican Tapes follows the ultimate battle between good and evil – God versus Satan. Angela Holmes (Olivia Taylor Dudley) is an ordinary 27-year-old until she begins to have a devastating effect on anyone close, causing serious injury and death. Holmes is examined and possession is suspected, but when the Vatican is called upon to exorcise the demon, the possession proves to be an ancient satanic force more powerful than ever imagined. It’s all up to Father Lozano (Michael Peña) to wage war for more than just Angela’s soul, but for the world as we know it.

The Vatican Tapes is directed by Mark Neveldine, from a screenplay by Christopher Borrelli and Michael C. Martin, with a story by Christopher Borrelli and Chris Morgan and produced by Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright, Chris Morgan and Chris Cowles. The story is brought to life by a cast that includes Olivia Taylor Dudley, Michael Peña, Dougray Scott, Djimon Hounsou, Peter Andersson, Kathleen Robertson, and John Patrick Amedori.

In theaters July 24, 2015.

Point Break

Posted on: July 3rd, 2015 by xmlrpc

Remake of the 1991 action film that starred Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. 

In the fast-paced, high-adrenaline “Point Break,” a young FBI agent, Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey), infiltrates a cunning team of thrill-seeking elite athletes—led by the charismatic Bodhi (Edgar Ramirez). The athletes are suspected of carrying out a spate of crimes in extremely unusual ways. Deep undercover, and with his life in imminent danger, Utah strives to prove they are the architects of this string of inconceivable crimes. The film is replete with the most daring athleticism ever seen in a motion picture. These action-adventure feats are performed by elite athletes representing the world’s best in class in big-wave surfing, wingsuit flying, sheer-face snowboarding, free rock climbing, and high-speed motorcycling.

In theaters December 25, 2015.