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Lost in London Trailer

Directed by Woody Harrelson this unprecedented live feature film event, Lost in London LIVE, that he wrote and will also co-star with Owen Wilson and Willie Nelson, giving audiences the unique opportunity to watch a film shot in real time.

Loosely based on a crazy night full of real-life events, the movie follows Harrelson, playing himself, as he struggles to get home to his family. Run-ins with royalty, old friends, and the law all seem to conspire to keep Harrelson from succeeding.

“I’ve always loved theatre and film and wanted to find the best way to merge the two. When I decided to shoot this in real time I realized it wasn’t quite like true theatre because the one piece missing was a live audience. By broadcasting the film live as its being shot I hope to truly blend the excitement of live theater with the scale and scope of film,” said Harrelson.

I hope this film event is a success because I get a kick out of people pushing the envelope in an industry that is all too redundant with remakes and sequels.

Fences Trailer

fencesFences is directed by Denzel Washington from a screenplay by August Wilson, adapted from Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play. The film stars Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Jovan Adepo, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sidney.  The film is produced by Scott Rudin, Denzel Washington, and Todd Black.

 

 

 

Miss Sloane

Directed by John Madden, in the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane, played by Jessica Chastain, is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. Known equally for her cunning and her track record of success, she has always done whatever is required to win.

But when she takes on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds that winning may come at too high a price.

Miss Sloane also stars Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Alison Pill, Michael Stuhlbarg, Jake Lacy, David Wilson Barnes, Raoul Bhaneja, Chuck Shamata with Christine Baranski, Sam Waterston, and John Lithgow.

Hidden Figures Official Trailer

I saw the first trailer in the movie theaters about two weeks ago and thought why hasn’t this story been told yet. It is priceless and needs telling.

Directed by Theodore Melfi, Hidden Figures is the inconceivable, not surprising, true story of Katherine G. Johnson, played by Taraji P. Henson, Dorothy Vaughan, played by Octavia Spencer, and Mary Jackson, played by Janelle Monáe. The movie follows brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history. That happens to be the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.

The Rules Don’t Apply

Written and directed by Warren Beatty, The Rules Don’t Apply follows an aspiring young actress, played by Lily Collins and her ambitious young driver, played by Alden Ehrenreich. They both struggle hopefully with the absurd eccentricities of the wildly unpredictable billionaire Howard Hughes, played by Beatty, for whom they work.

It’s Hollywood, 1958. Small town beauty queen, songwriter, and devout Baptist virgin Marla Mabrey (Collins), under contract to the infamous Howard Hughes, arrives in Los Angeles. At the airport, she meets her driver Frank Forbes (Ehrenreich), who is engaged to be married to his 7th-grade sweetheart and is a deeply religious Methodist.

Their instant attraction not only puts their religious convictions to the test but also defies Hughes’ #1 rule: no employee is allowed to have any relationship whatsoever with a contract actress. Hughes’ behavior intersects with Marla and Frank in very separate and unexpected ways, and as they are drawn deeper into his bizarre world, their values are challenged and their lives are changed.

I am just so happy and delighted that Beatty has a new movie.

Here is the official trailer.

Here is the final trailer.

Here is the theme song trailer.

Sing

Directed by Garth Jennings, Sing arrives for the holidays with animated voices coming from Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, John C. Reilly, Taron Egerton, and Tori Kelly.  The movie is a musical comedy about finding the shining star that lives inside all of us.

Set in a world similar to humans but utterly inhabited by animals, Sing follows Buster Moon, played by  McConaughey, a dapper Koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. Buster is an eternal optimist, with a touch of irony. But, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Now facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

Featuring over 85 hit songs, the story focuses on five lead contestants emerge, including a mouse, played by MacFarlane, a timid teenage elephant, played by Tori Kelly, an overtaxed mother, played by Witherspoon, a young gangster gorilla, played by Egerton, and a punk-rock porcupine, played by Johansson.  Each animal arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.

Here is a holiday message from Sing.  This movie just keeps getting cuter.