Thursday, January 19, 2017

FAMILY WEDNESDAY: TRAILERS FOR FAMILY ADVENTURE 'MY PET DINOSAUR' AND 'THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE' ANIMATED SEQUEL

'THE NUT JOB 2' TRAILER
NUTTY BY NATURE!
We're family friendly today, people! I shall first entertain you younglings with the first trailer for animated sequel THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE which will squirrel its way into theatres sometime next August with the voices of Katherine Heigl, Jackie Chan and Will Arnett.
Surly and his friends, Buddy, Andie and Precious discover that the mayor of Oakton City is cracking one big hustle to build a giant yet quite shabby amusement park, which in turn will bulldoze their home, which is the city park, and it's up to them and the rest of the park animals to stop the mayor, along with his daughter and a mad animal control officer from getting away with his scheme, and take back the park.



'MY PET DINOSAUR' TRAILER
A NEW FAMILY MOVIE
You can also check out the first poster and trailer for Australian family adventure MY PET DINOSAUR which should arrive into cinemas Down Under in April set in a troubled little town which is plunged into chaos when a boy accidentally makes a new friend. As you can see in the trailer he creates a dinosaur which adults, naturally, immediately want to kill and roast :( 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

ULTRA EPIC FIRST TRAILER FOR 'INTO THE BADLANDS' DYSTOPIAN SF SERIES SEASON 2 IS HERE WITH DANIEL WU, EMILY BEECHAM,

'INTO THE BADLANDS'
SECOND SEASON TRAILER!
The only thing I have for you today in what has been a very slow beginning of the movie year, is the first trailer for the second season of AMC's popular martial arts action adventure dystopian series INTO THE BADLANDS which should start airing March 19th! As you can see from the trailer, the second season will obviously be wildly epic, even more so than the first one!

MARTIAL ARTS DYSTOPIA
The first season ended with Sunny (Daniel Wu) captured by his enemies, and taken to imprisonment where he meets Baije (Nick Frost). With questionable morals and always looking for the quick score, Bajie is an irreverent and unlikely new ally to Sunny. However, through the course of the season, Sunny will discover that Bajie harbours secrets of his own and isn’t everything he appears to be. His protege M.K. (Aramis Knight) got separated from him and while M.K. struggles to control his powers, Sunny is determined to fight his way back INTO THE BADLANDS to find his family or die trying. On their journey, they are assisted by mysterious, new allies whose motivations may be anything but pure. Meanwhile, the Widow (Emily Beecham, sporting the most horrid new hairdo) continues to consolidate power against the other Barons, while a dark and mysterious threat prepares to exact revenge on them all. Alliances are struck, friendships betrayed, and by season’s end, Sunny and M.K.’s lives will be forever altered with devastating consequences. Orla Brady, Sarah Bolger, Oliver Stark also star!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

'JOURNEY'S END' WW1 POSTER WITH SAM CLAFLIN, PAUL BETTANY, TOM STURRIDGE, TOBY JONES! 'BIRDS LIKE US' ANIMATED MOVIE WITH ALICIA VIKANDER, JIM BROADBENT, JEREMY IRONS

'JOURNEY'S END' POSTER
FOR SAM CLAFLIN, PAUL BETTANY WORLD WAR ONE MOVIE
First poster has been released for period set movie with a gorgeous cast JOURNEY'S END which will star Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Tom Sturridge, Asa Butterfield, Toby Jones, in Saul Dibb (Suite Francaise, The Duchess) directed World War One story!
Based on RC Sherriff's seminal British play (which had Laurence Olivier in the original theatre cast) about World War One, the story of the movie is set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, following a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate.


'BIRDS LIKE US' ANIMATED FILM
WITH ALICIA VIKANDER, JEREMY IRONS AND JIM BROADBENT
You can also check out the first photos from new animated movie BIRDS LIKE US which, although it is coming from Bosnia's Faruk Sabanovic, has a very strong voice cast including Alicia Vikander, Jim Broadbent, Jeremy Irons, Sheridan Smith! Based on the 11th century Persian masterpiece The Conference of the Birds by Farid al-Din ‘Attar the first Bosnian animated movie ever follows a motley crew of birds, doomed to one another, led by a bat, which embarks on a journey and faces storms, raging mountains, stars and the sea, all in search of happiness. Flung out of the safe haven of Birdabad into a world tormented by the Horror, the lovely Hupu, her silent husband Hasan, the ever-helpful little Mi and the tyrant Kondor are forced on an epic journey to find their way home.

Monday, January 16, 2017

NEW TV COMEDIES: 'SUPERIOR DONUTS' WITH JUDD HIRSCH, KATEY SAGAL, SUPERHERO SITCOM 'POWERLESS' WITH VANESSA HUDGENS, ALAN TUDYK

'POWERLESS' SITCOM
 HEROES NEED NO POWERS
Two comedies are starting their small screen life soon, people! February 2nd will bring POWERLESS to NBC! In a world where humanity must cope with the collateral damage of Super Heroes and Super Villains, Emily Locke (Vanessa Hudgens) begins her first day as Director of Research & Development for Wayne Security, a subsidiary of Wayne Enterprises that specializes in products that make defenceless bystanders feel a little safer. Full of confidence and big ideas, Emily quickly learns that her expectations far exceed those of her new boss (Alan Tudyk) and officemates, so it will be up to her to lead the team toward their full potential and the realization that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero.



'SUPERIOR DONUTS' SITCOM
JUDD HIRSCH RETURNS TO TV
The same day, but over at rival CBS, marks the beginning of multi camera sitcom SUPERIOR DONUTS about the owner (Judd Hirsch returning to sitcoms decades after Dear John) of a small donut shop that’s located in a quickly gentrifying Chicago neighbourhood. Arthur is a gruff, to the point Chicagoan who refuses to sell newfangled cronuts and macchiatos or renovate his dated shop that hasn’t changed since it opened in 1969. That all changes when enterprising go-getter Franco (Jermaine Fowler) fast talks his way into Arthur’s life as his new (and only) employee, and convinces him that he can bring the shop – and Arthur – into the 21st century. Arthur’s supportive regulars include loyal patron Randy (Katey Sagal) a cop whose late father was Arthur’s best friend; her overeager rookie partner, James; Tush, a colorful customer who uses the shop counter as a makeshift office, where he keeps tabs on a variety of odd jobs via fax machine; Maya, a privileged grad-school student working on her Ph. D; and Sweatpants, Franco’s long time friend who’s willing to dress as a donut to help drum up more business. Looking to cash in on the urban renewal is Arthur’s over caffeinated neighbour, aspiring real estate capitalist Fawz, who pushes Arthur on a daily basis to sell the building to him. With his business in jeopardy, Arthur grudgingly realizes that he had better embrace the change around him and that Franco could be exactly what he – and the donut shop – need to thrive. After the premiere, the sitcom will move to Monday evenings!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

FIRST 'GENIUS' TV SERIES TRAILER WITH GEOFFREY RUSH AS EINSTEIN! 'BIG LITTLE LIES' TV SERIES TRAILER & POSTER WITH NICOLE KIDMAN, REESE WITHERSPOON, ALEXANDER SKARSGARD

  'GENIUS' SERIES TRAILER
GEOFFREY RUSH AS EINSTEIN!
Earlier this winter I showed you the first photos from National Geographic's scripted series GENIUS and now we have a trailer too ahead of April premiere! Geoffrey Rush and Johnny Flynn are portraying the famous scientist in his older and younger years!
RON HOWARD HELMS 
 Oscar winner Ron Howard is helming the ten episode GENIUS series on the famous physicist Albert Einstein which will describe how an imaginative, rebellious patent clerk, who couldn’t get a teaching job or a doctorate, unlocked the mysteries of the atom and the universe. Each episode will explore Einstein’s extraordinary scientific achievements, along with his volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships. Emily Watson plays his first wife.



  'BIG LITTLE LIES' TV SERIES
 ALEXANDER SKARSGARD, NICOLE KIDMAN, REESE WITHERSPOON
You can also check out the first poster for HBO's February 19th mini series BIG LITTLE LIES a story about three mothers of first graders, whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder, starring Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard, Laura Dern, Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Adam Scott. While Madeline and Celeste take new in town single mom Jane under their wing, none of them realises how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all. Big little lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

JULIAN MORRIS, OLIVER JACKSON COHEN, VANESSA REDGRAVE IN BBC'S PERIOD SET SERIES 'MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT'! CATE BLANCHETT PLAYS 13 CHARACTERS IN 'MANIFESTO' TRAILER

'MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT'
JULIAN MORRIS & OLIVER JACKSON COHEN TO GO GAY FOR BBC
Well if this isn't the most delicious treat BBC has ever given us, I don't know what is: they've cast two of television's hottest hunks in the history of hunkiness, our most beloved Julian Morris (whom we wish happy 34th birthday today) and Oliver Jackson Cohen as gay leads in their new two hour mini series MAN IN AN ORANGE SHIRT! It will tell two inter connected gay love stories, set sixty years apart, linked by a painting that holds a secret that echoes down the generations. The first love story set in the 1940's is made impossible by pressures from society, while the second, present day one, is nearly derailed by the long term fall-out from the 1940s story.
 DUTY OR LOVE? 
Oscar winner Vanessa Redgrave will play Flora, whose fiancĂ© Michael fell in love with another man in 1944 and now in 2017 she sees a similar situation arise with her grandson Adam played by Julian Morris! Containment's David Gyasi has been cast as Steve, who forms a tentative gay relationship with Adam! Joanna Vanderham will play the younger Flora from the 1940s after she already played her younger version in The Go Between TV drama! Meanwhile, our dear Oliver Jackson Cohen is going to be British Army Captain Michael Berryman, Flora’s fiancĂ© who falls for war artist Thomas March in Southern Italy in 1944 (James McArdle will play March). Julian Sands also stars!

CATE BLANCHETT PLAYS 13
 PEOPLE IN 'MANIFESTO' TRAILER
Yet another treat for you today is the first trailer for artistic experimental movie MANIFESTO in which greatest living actress Cate Blanchett plays 13 different characters! The whole movie is basically made out of famous proclamations from our history, including Karl Marx' Communist Manifesto, delivered by a different character in a different setting. As you can see Blanchett narrates them as a news anchor, as a teacher, as a worker, as a punk, as a homeless man, as a diva. Directed by German artist Julian Rosefeldt MANIFESTO was originally envisioned as a multi gallery exhibit but has now been turned into a whole movie. It will air next week at Sundance Film Festival! 

Friday, January 13, 2017

'THEIR FINEST' WW2 TRAILER WITH SAM CLAFLIN, GEMMA ARTERTON, BILL NIGHY! NEW 'VICEROY'S HOUSE' POSTER WITH HUGH BONNEVILLE, MANISH DAYAL

'VICEROY'S HOUSE' POSTER
MOVIE STARRING HUGH BONNEVILLE AND MANISH DAYAL
Two British movies for you today, beginning with the new poster for VICEROY'S HOUSE which is out in cinemas this March with Hugh Bonneville as Lord Mountbatten and Gillian Anderson as Lady Mountbatten, with our most beloved Manish Dayal (100 Foot Journey) rounding up the cast!
 Story is set in Viceroy’s House in Delhi, the home of British invaders and exploiters of India. After 300 years, that dark rule is coming to an end and for six months in 1947 Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, assumed the post of the last Viceroy, charged with handing India back to its people. The story unfolds within this great house where the Mountbattens lived upstairs and downstairs lived their 500 Hindu, Muslim and Sikh servants. As the political elite converged on the house to wrangle over the birth of independent India, conflict erupted.



'THEIR FINEST' 1ST TRAILER
SAM CLAFLIN & GEMMA ARTERTON
A few weeks ago I showed you a clip from this April WW2 British movie THEIR FINEST, and today you can enjoy the first official trailer! Absolutely enchanting Sam Claflin and lovely Gemma Arterton lead the cast which also includes Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Jeremy Irons, Richard E. Grant, in a story about a British film crew that attempts to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

FIRST PHOTOS FROM PERIOD SET MOVIES 'THE MERCY' WITH COLIN FIRTH, RACHEL WEISZ, 'BLACK 47' WITH HUGO WEAVING, JIM BROADBENT, STEPHEN REA, JAMES FRECHEVILLE

 1ST 'THE MERCY' PHOTOS WITH
COLIN FIRTH & RACHEL WEISZ
First photos from some of the movies we're anxiously awaiting, first, photos of Oscar winners Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth from THE MERCY a true life drama movie scheduled to premiere sometime later this year from The Theory of Everything director James Marsh!

 ALONE AT THE SEA 
Colin plays yachtsman Donald Crowhurst whose disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of travelling the world alone by sea. The adventure ended in disgrace and tragedy, after he duped family and race organisers (since neither him nor his boat were ready for the ocean crossing, he started sending false reports on his locations over the radio struggling to keep up the pretence), finally taking his life. Rachel Weisz who plays his wife is also joined in the cast by David Thewlis and Sam Hoare!

 FIRST 'BLACK 47' PHOTO
A HUGO WEAVING, JIM BROADBENT, STEPHEN REA MOVIE
There's also the first photo from historical drama BLACK 47 with a thespian cast including Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent, Stephen  Rea, Moe Dunford with James Frecheville playing an Irish Ranger during the Great Famine of 1847, who has been fighting for the British Army abroad, but abandons his post to reunite with his family. Despite experiencing the horrors of war, he is shocked by the famine's destruction of his homeland and the brutalization of his people and his family.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

FIRST TRAILER FOR SKY'S 17 CENTURY EPIC TV SERIES 'JAMESTOWN' WITH STUART MARTIN, MATT STOKOE, STEVEN WADDINGTON, MAX BEESLEY

 FIRST 'JAMESTOWN' TRAILER
TV SERIES ON FIRST SETTLERS
After White Princess and Harlots earlier this week, we're continuing with first trailers for new period set dramas that will air this year! To air sometime soon Sky One's JAMESTOWN will have eight episodes following the first people who came to settle in America. It comes from Carnival films which did Downton Abbey, Last Kingdom, Hollow Crown and Dracula!

 NEW LIFE, OLD SECRETS 
Set in 1619, JAMESTOWN follows the settlers as they establish a community in the New World. Amongst those landing on shore are a group of women destined to be married to the men of Jamestown, including three spirited women from England: Jocelyn (Naomi Battrick), Alice (Sophie Rundle) and Verity (Niamh Walsh). Leaving their old lives behind, these women have embarked on this journey to start afresh, fulfil their dreams and become the female pioneers of an exciting new western outpost.

EPIC TV STARS IN THE CAST
The male cast of the new series is rather stunning including our beloved TV hunks Stuart Martin (Lorenzo from Medici: Masters of Florence) and Matt Stokoe (the pacifist teacher from Village), as well as Jason Flemyng, Max Beesley, Shaun Dooley, Steven Waddington and  Burn Gorman (And Then There Were None).

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

SUPERHEROES ASSEMBLE IN NEW 'JUSTICE LEAGUE' PHOTO! GOLDEN GLOBES 2017 FASHION REPORT: BEST DRESSED LADIES!

 NEW 'JUSTICE LEAGUE' PHOTO
SUPERHEROES ARE LANDING!
Picture day today, starting with a new one showing all members of JUSTICE LEAGUE which are arriving into cinemas this November! Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman, Jason Momoa's Aquaman, Ezra Miller's The Flash, Ray Fisher's Cyborg and Ben Affleck's Batman are ready to face a new enemy together hoping it is not too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions!

 GOLDEN GLOBES 2017
RED CARPET REPORT!
Last night's Golden Globes were as silly as always, fashion included. I've never seen such an amount of horrid gowns! Whom did you like best at the red carpet? We thought style icon Blake Lively was stunning in her Versace dress, the same designer worn by Naomi Campbell as well. Mandy Moore and Lily Collins, in Zuhair Murad, were graceful and elven, while Brie Larson looked glamorous in fiery red. We've also seen Gwendoline Christie looking swell for the first time ever at a gala!