‘Crosscurrent’: First Trailer For Chinese Film That Won Berlin Prize For Cinematography
EXCLUSIVE: Crosscurrent, which garnered the Berlin Film Festival’s Silver Bear for Artistic Achievement for cinematographer Mark Lee Ping-Bing and has gotten rave reviews both here and abroad, is getting a North American release by Cheng Cheng Films starting this weekend. The Chinese fantasy romance filmed on the Yangtze River was in the works for a decade, and the crew lived on a cargo boat while traversing the waterway for 60 days. The cinematic effort was to capture… Read
‘Neruda’ Trailer: Life On The Run For Chilean Poet & Political Firebrand
Best known here in the U.S. as the author of some of the greatest — if not the greatest — poetry of the 20th century, Chile’s Pablo Neruda was considered in his country one of the most dangerous men alive. His romantic and erotic poems scandalized conservatives which was bad enough, but Neruda was also a communist activist and politician whose poetry electrified Chile’s working classes. That gained him the permanent enmity of the country’s fascists and… Read
‘Nocturnal Animals’ Trailer Shows The High Stakes Of Love
“When you love someone, you have to be careful with it. You might never get it again.” The official trailer has arrived for Focus Features’ Nocturnal Animals from writer/director Tom Ford. Starring Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, the haunting romantic thriller bows in theaters on November 18, in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, and expands nationwide December 9.
The film, based on the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright, is… Read
‘The Ivory Game’ Trailer: First Look At Netflix’s Latest Leonardo DiCaprio-Produced Docu
EXCLUSIVE: The ivory-poaching scourge in Africa is the topic of Netflix’s original documentary The Ivory Game, which premieres November 4 day-and-date in select theaters and on streaming service. The docu comes on the heels of Netflix’s success with Virunga, which earned an Oscar nomination in the Feature Documentary category last year for its look at the fight to preserve the mountain gorilla population in the Congo. And like that docu, this one’s also executive produced… Read
‘A Cure For Wellness’: Gore Verbinski’s Creepy, Visually Stunning Trailer Debuts
20th Century Fox has just pushed out its marketing materials for Gore Verbinski’s psychological horror film A Cure For Wellness which will be released to theaters next year on February 17. The film, which is a U.S.-Germany co-production, was written by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road, The Clearing) and produced by Arnon Milchan, David Crockett and Verbinski.
The film stars Mia Goth, Dane DeHaan and Jason Isaacs in the story about a young executive that must retrieve his… Read
‘The Crown’ Trailer: Claire Foy Reveals The Personal Toll Of Being Queen
It’s not easy being Queen. With Great Britain reeling from the devastation of war, young Princess Elizabeth (Claire Foy) becomes Queen and finds relationships with her loved ones changing forever. In a new trailer for The Crown, those personal complications are exposed.
What Netflix execs have called their most expensive series to date, The Crown, scripted by Peter Morgan, focuses on Queen Elizabeth II as a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the daunting prospect of leading… Read
Bollywood’s Karan Johar Appeals For Peaceful ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ Release Amid Growing India-Pakistan Tensions
As tensions mount between Pakistan and India, Bollywood director and producer Karan Johar has broken his silence over jabs that he has been anti-national by employing a Pakistani actor in his upcoming film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Scheduled for release next Friday in India, the U.S., Australia and elsewhere to coincide with the Diwali holiday, the romance film stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Fawad Khan (with a cameo by Shah Rukh Khan). Fawad… Read
‘Guardians Of The Galaxy 2’ Teaser: You Need A Hug
Disney has dropped a teaser trailer for Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, which comes ahead of its May 5, 2017 global release. The first one bowed in August 14 and was a bit of a surprise, further demonstrating the power of Marvel with a $773.3M global box office haul for a property that in the brand’s pop-culture terms has mostly ridden shotgun to the likes of Captain America, Hulk, Spider-Man and X-Men.
Director James Gunn and the rest of the starring cast are back for this… Read
New ‘Assassin’s Creed’ Trailer: Michael Fassbender Travels Back In Time
“The party is just getting started,” quipped Michael Fassbender’s Callum Lynch in Fox’s newly released trailer for Assassin’s Creed. Based on the popular video game franchise, the New Regency and Ubisoft film adaptation was directed by Justin Kurzel from a screenplay by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper, Scott Frank, and Michael Lesslie. It bows in theaters December 21.
The pic, which is set in the same world as the game, follows Callum, a career criminal who, through the use of… Read
‘The Boss Baby’ Trailer: Alec Baldwin As ‘The Apprentice’ Host-In-Training?
The first trailer for DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby comes at just the right time, with Alec Baldwin in the news for his current Donald Trump run on Saturday Night Live. In Tom McGrath’s 3D-animated pic that has a spring 2017 release date, Baldwin didn’t seem to have to stretch far from his current gig: he voices the newcomer to the Templeton family house that disrupts Tim’s perfect life — and this baby happens to wear a suit, has a ready stash of cash and an agenda… Read
‘Passionate TV’ Aims To Inspire With Stories Of People Helping People – Mipcom
EXCLUSIVE: Toronto-based 108 Media is diving deeper into inspirational storytelling with the acquisition of worldwide rights to Passionate TV. The five-part docuseries tells the stories of a group of successful people who are trying to make the world a better place. That’s an intruiging concept right now, particularly given all the negativity flying around in other real-life stories. Produced by Auroris Media, the series will sit under the 108 Believe banner which was… Read
‘Big Little Lies’ Teaser: Someone’s Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone
With months to go before the series premiere, HBO has dropped the first teaser for Big Little Lies, the upcoming limited series created by David E. Kelley and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyer’s Club). Based on the best-selling novel by Liane Moriarty, the series stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Shailene Woodley as a trio of women who become close friends as the complicated and somewhat dangerous challenges of their personal lives converge. Get a… Read