Jeremy Clarkson Introduces Amazon Drone Delivery Ahead Of ‘#Drive2Prime’
In honor of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and any other post-Thanksgiving shopping manifestations, we bring you Amazon’s video posted today of the company’s new hire Jeremy Clarkson narrating a demonstration of how the online shopping giant’s drone delivery is supposed to work. In this case Clarkson suggests how Amazon Prime Air might save the game day for a young athlete who finds herself short of a strategic piece of equipment — a Puma soccer shoe the has been partially… Read
‘Joy’s New TV Trailer: Fox Posts Spot Amid Initial Industry Screenings
Fox’s release of a new TV spot coincided with this weekend’s first major industry and awards season screenings of David O. Russell’s new picture Joy in Los Angeles and New York. The screenings attended by Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Edgar Ramirez as well as by Russell and his producers including Megan Ellison, have been generating lots of social media buzz as notables post their initial reactions to the film. Deadline Awards Columnist Pete… Read
Deadline’s The Contenders: ‘Son Of Saul’ Director László Nemes & Star Géza Röhrig Discuss The Harrowing Cannes Winner’s Journey To The Screen
Certainly one of the most acclaimed , as well as harrowing movies on display at our big 5th annual awards season event The Contenders Presented By Deadline (which took place in front of a packed DGA house full of AMPAS and Guild voters earlier this month) was Son Of Saul, Hungary’s official entry into the Best Foreign Language Film race. The movie which took Cannes by storm in May and won the Grand Prize was instantly picked up by Sony Pictures Classics and will be… Read
‘Luther’ Trailer: Idris Elba Returns To Track A New Serial Killer
Idris Elba is back as tormented genius DCI John Luther in the trailer above. The London detective, whose brilliant mind is often in conflict with the dangerous violence of his passions, returns in two new one-hour episodes next month which have been given confirmed air dates. On BBC One in the UK, the special kicks off December 15, and on BBC America in the States, it will air on December 17.
When we last saw Luther it was on Southwark Bridge in the Season 3 finale back… Read
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Facebook Clip: Snoke Signals, Han Shoots First
A new Star Wars: The Force Awakens clip was posted to Facebook this morning, just in time to give fans an extra something to be thankful for on Turkey Day. The one-minute trailer (above) is titled “All The Way” and will also serve as an upcoming TV spot. In the clip, we hear Andy Serkis’ Supreme Leader Snoke tell Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren, “Even you have never faced such a test.” There’s more X-Wing Fighter and Millennium Falcon action here, too.
While the clip says the film… Read
‘The Good Dinosaur’ Review: Pixar’s Latest Isn’t Its Greatest, But Kids Won’t Mind
Delayed by story and personnel problems, Pixar’s The Good Dinosaur represents the first time the now-legendary animation studio has released two films in one calendar year. Forget that this cannot possibly live up to the standards of its June release, Inside Out (what could?), the screenplay by Meg LeFauve just doesn’t pop. You certainly could see the potential in this story of a young dino (reminding me of Dino, the pet dinosaur in The Flintstones) adrift in the world… Read
Deadline’s The Contenders: Cary Fukunaga & Abraham Attah On The Challenges Of ‘Beasts Of No Nation’
At our big Deadline Presents The Contenders awards-season event November 7 at the DGA, we welcomed Netflix for the first time. Largely known for their Emmy campaigns, Netflix is dipping its toes now into the Oscar game with Beasts Of No Nation, its first narrative theatrical release (the company has had a couple of documentary nominees in past years).
The film about child soldiers has gained considerable industry notoriety this Oscar season. The big question is how will… Read
‘The Little Prince’ Trailer: New Spin On Classic Tale With Big Names
Jeff Lebowski notwithstanding, here’s the role that Jeff Bridges was born to voice. He’s the Aviator in The Little Prince, Paramount’s adaptation of the classic French story. As per usual with Tinseltown toons these days, there’s a tremendous voice cast; joining Le Dude are Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, James Franco, Ricky Gervais, Paul Giamatti, Albert Brooks and Bud Cort.
Mackenzie Foy stars as the Little Girl, whose life is planned out… Read
The First ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer Hits Like A Punch To The Head
Disney is flexing every single one of its synergistic muscles in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday, using (Disney-owned) ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live to promote the mouse house’s biggest franchises. Last night’s Star Wars edition of the show kicked things off, and tonight a special all-Marvel show followed. Making the episode something of a must-watch was the appearance by Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans. Teased in advance as part of a “BIG” surprise related to Captain Amer… Read
Deadline’s The Contenders: ‘99 Homes’ Director Ramin Bahrani On Shannon, Garfield & “Web Of Corruption”
The economic and social ramifications of the Great Recession were very much on display in 99 Homes at our all-day The Contenders awards-season event November 7 at the DGA. Kicking off Broad Green Pictures’ portion of the day, director Ramin Bahrani told the packed house about the extensive research and preparation he did on the film about Florida's housing crisis. Talking about working with stars Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon, Bahrani also told me how he was… Read
‘Grease Live’ First-Look Promo: Hand Jives & Fast Times At Rydell High
Well-a, well-a, well-a, unngghh — here’s our first video peek at the stars of Fox musical special Grease Live. Julianne Hough, Aaron Tviet, Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, Carly Rae Jepsen and others show off their moves in a spotless Rydell High hallway (a far cry from any at L.A.’s Venice High, where some of the 1978 movie’s scenes were shot). There’s ’50s cool, ’50s kitsch and ’50s in-between as Zuko, Sandy, Rizzo, Kenickie and myriad T-Birds and Pink Ladies try to… Read
‘The Danish Girl’s Tom Hooper On “Moving” Transgender Response To The Film – AwardsLine Screening
Detailing the life and loves of the first individual known to undergo gender affirmation surgery, Focus Features’ The Danish Girl vaults right into the Oscar race in a year that has seen transgender issues scale new heights in our culture. Talking to director Tom Hooper, screenwriter Lucinda Coxon and producer Anne Harrison after our packed November 19 AwardsLine screening of the film, the connection between the realities and politics of the early 20th century depicted in… Read