‘Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing’ Trailer: HBO Docu Follows The 3-Year Story
A cowardly attack and a frantic manhunt, followed by a modicum of closure. That’s how many outsiders likely remember the awful events of April 2013, when terrorist brothers detonated a pair of bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. But what about the people most affected by the crime and its aftermath? HBO recounts that day — and the weeks, even years that followed — with Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing, which tracks the experiences of those whose lives… Read
‘Versailles’: Ovation Courts U.S. Viewers With Lush Push For Anglo-French Drama
Anglo-French drama Versailles debuts Stateside on Ovation TV tomorrow night (October 1) at 10 PM with a two-hour opener. The English-language series from Canal+ Création covers the first years in power of the young Louis XIV (Vikings‘ George Blagden) and was a big ratings hit for France's Canal Plus when it began airing in November 2015. In a rare move for a foreign TV production, cast and creators gathered at the French Embassy in Washington DC this week for a splashy… Read
‘True Memoirs Of An International Assassin’ Trailer: Kevin James Wrote The Book On Faux Killer
Kevin James has come full circle from mall cop to ruthless mercenary killer. Well, not really. Here’s a trailer for Netflix’s original movie True Memoirs of an International Assassin, in which the Kevin Can Wait plays Samuel Larson, a mild-mannered would-be author who gets mistaken for a killer-for-hire after his fictional novel about an international assassin is published as a true story. When the book becomes a huge success, he digs the attention. But then suddenly our… Read
‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trailer: A Few Lessons From The Wizarding Community Of New York
Warner Bros has conjured up the final trailer for Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, the next big-screen take on the Wizarding World created by JK Rowling. The David Yates-directed pic is due out November 18 with Eddie Redmayne as preeminent "magizoologist" Newt Scamander. When he stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures, a whole host of havoc is wreaked on the city. Check out the latest look above.
Warners has also announced a… Read
‘The Crown’ Trailer: First Look At Netflix’s Queen Elizabeth Drama Series
“The Crown must win, must always win.” That admonition comes at the end of the first trailer for Netflix’s new original drama The Crown, which chronicles the early days of Queen Elizabeth’s reign. The show is created, written and executive produced by The Queen scribe Peter Morgan. Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) and Andy Harries (The Queen) also executive produce and Daldry directs.
The series stars Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II, a 25-year-old newlywed faced with the… Read
‘Before The Flood’ Trailer: Leonardo DiCaprio’s Documentary On Climate Change
“We’ve known about this for decades … and the problem seems to be getting worse and worse and worse.” Here’s the trailer for Before The Flood, a documentary produced and narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio that will have a theatrical run next month followed by a global TV airing a week-plus later.
“I just want to know how far we’ve gone,” DiCaprio says, “and if there’s anything we can do anything to stop it.” There are mind-numbing and/or heart-wrenching scenes of glaciers… Read
‘Milton’s Secret’ Sneak Peek: First Film Based On An Eckhart Tolle Book Challenges The Young Mind
EXCLUSIVE: Here is a clip from the coming-of-age drama Milton’s Secret, a film based on the YA novel from bestselling author and spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle and Robert Friedman. This marks the first book-to-film adaptation for a Tolle book. The man the New York Times calls “the most popular spiritual author in the United States” also has a strong following among Hollywood execs, so it might not be the last.
Barnet Bain directed the pic, which he penned with Donald… Read
‘Desierto’ Trailer: Jonas Cuarón’s Border Thriller Starring Gael Garcia Bernal & Jeffrey Dean Morgan
“Just doin’ a little huntin’.” That’s what the truly creepy Sam (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) calls trying to pick off helpless migrants who are trapped in the desert. Gael Garcia Bernal stars in Desierto as the prey in this border thriller from director Jonas Cuarón, who co-wrote the pic with Mateo García Elizondo. The Gravity scribe’s father, Oscar winner Alfonso Cuarón, is among the producers.
Moises (Garcia Bernal) heads north to make a better life for himself and his family… Read
‘20th Century Women’ Trailer: Annette Bening’s Bohemian Maternal Facets
In 2010’s The Kids Are All Right, Annette Bening played a lesbian mother dealing with the crisis of her kids’ birth father re-entering their lives. In Mike Mills’ 20th Century Women, she portrays a fiftysomething Bohemian single mom Dorothea, who is just trying to keep her life together, and her adolescent son intact, in 1979 Santa Barbara, CA. Helping her raise her son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) is the free-spirit who boards in their home, Abbie (Greta Gerwig), and Julie… Read
‘Fences’ Teaser Trailer: Denzel Washington & Viola Davis Enter Oscar Race
If the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences was worried about a threepeat of #OscarsSoWhite, it can probably breathe a lot easier after seeing this just-released first trailer of Paramount’s Fences. The movie version of August Wilson’s Pulitzer- and Tony-winning play is directed by and stars Denzel Washington as Troy, a once-promising baseball player who now drives a trash truck and must deal with raising his family. The 1950s-set film touches on many things but… Read
Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’ Trailer: Luke Takes It To The Streets
Netflix has dropped the second trailer for its anticipated original series Marvel’s Luke Cage ahead of its September 30 debut.
After a sabotaged experiment leaves him with super strength and unbreakable skin, Luke Cage (Mike Colter) becomes a fugitive trying to rebuild his life in modern day Harlem, New York City. But he is soon pulled out of the shadows and must fight a battle for the heart of his city – forcing him to confront a past he had tried to bury.
Mike Colter… Read
‘Good Girls Revolt’ Trailer: Amazon Drama Repaints History With ‘Mad Men’ Brush
“I don’t want to just watch the news,” says one of the “good girls” in Amazon’s new trailer for Good Girls Revolt. “I want to be a part of it.” The series, set in 1969 and inspired by the real-life group of female Newsweek researchers who demanded equality and bylines, doesn’t debut until October 28, but the trailer gives us more than a little hint of its Mad Men vibe. Based on the book The Good Girls Revolt by Lynn Povich, the series fictionalizes Newsweek to the News of… Read