New Trailer for “Mary Queen of Scots” Released

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Saoirse Ronan is Mary and Margot Robbie is Elizabeth and they are rivals in power in this December’s “Mary Queen of Scots.” Today, Focus Features has released a brand new trailer, giving us a first look at what the film has in store.

The 16th century historical drama is directed by Josie Rourke and written by Beau Willimon, and is based on “My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots” by British historian and biographer John Guy.

Along with some beautiful cinematography and sweeping vistas of England and Scotland, the trailer shows plenty of confrontations between the two rivals, try as they may to say otherwise.

“My dear Queen Elizabeth, I hope we might meet in person so that I may embrace you,” Mary says in the trailer. “But ruling side by side, we must do so in harmony, not through a treaty drafted by men lesser than ourselves.” To which Robbie’s Queen Elizabeth I replies: “My dear cousin, let our nations cherish each other as we would. Two kingdoms unite.”

Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie were both academy award nominees earlier this year: Ronan for the coming-of-age film “Lady Bird” and Robbie as disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding in “I, Tonya.”

The movie also stars Brendan Coyle, David Tennant, Joe Alwyn, Guy Pearce and Martin Compston. Mary, Queen of Scots is set to hit theaters on Dec. 7.

Here is the film’s official synopsis:

“Mary Queen of Scots” explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart (Ronan). Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I (Robbie). Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.


Tom Petty Unreleased Music Coming In September

By Armando

Dubbed “American Treasure,” the 60-track box set will feature previously unreleased music and live recording from Tom Petty and is set to be released on Sept. 28, SiriusXM’s Tom Petty Radio channel announced today.

The materials were selected by Petty’s daughter Adria, is wife Dana, former Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and keyboardist Benmont Tench, along with “studio collaborator” Ryan Ulyate.

Meanwhile, Tom Petty‘s official website appears to have a new countdown clock, together with an image of singer-songwriter, with the clock set to expire on 7 AM PT on Wednesday, July 11. This leads meany to speculate that more announcements and details will be coming tomorrow. Stay tuned.

Tom Petty died of an accidental overdose last October just a few weeks after the Heartbreakers’ last performance on their 40th Anniversary Tour. He was 66 years of age.

Petty was indicted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in December 2001 in New York along with his band the Heartbreakers. In 2005, he received the Billboard Century Award, the organization’s highest honor for creative achievement. In total, the artist has released three solo albums and thirteen with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.


‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Devour $1 Billion At Boxoffice

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Dinosaurs are not going extinct soon, at least at the box-office, as Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom crosses the one billion dollar mark at the global box-office.

The Chris Pratt-starred sequel to Jurassic World crossed the mark on Thursday, $304m of it it made domestically, where it is still number one at the box-office. The Universal/Amblin Entertainment film still has to open in Japan on July 13.

With this feat, Universal joins Disney as the only studios to have two films in three different franchise films to reach $1billion. In Universal’s case, apart from the two Jurassic World films, it also includes two films from The Fast And Furious Franchise (Furious 7 and The Fate of the Furious) and two from the Despicable Me franchise (Despicable Me 3 and Minions).

2015’s “Jurassic World,” ended its box-office run with $1.7 billion, which at the time was third in all time list, just below two of James Cameron’s juggernauts Avatar and Titanic.

Directed by J.A. Bayona, ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ had a staggered release pattern, first opening mostly in Europe and Asia on June 6 ahead of it’s domestic release on June 22, 2018.

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ is currently playing in theaters everywhere.


Tarantino’s “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” Cast Takes Shape

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James Marsden / at Comic-Con, Westworld panel

Quentin Tarantino’s already impressive ensemble cast for his upcoming film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” just got even bigger as the production adds James Marsden (X-Men, Westworld) and Julia Butters (American Housewife), Variety announced Friday.

Just a day earlier, Al Pacino joined the film, which is set in 1969 Los Angeles with the Charles Manson murders serving as the backdrop to the story.

The film follows Rick Dalton (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), the former star of a Western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt), who are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. Margot Robbie is set to portray actress Sharon Tate.

Others previously announced as part of the ensemble are Burt Reynolds, Damian Lewis, Margot Robbie, Luke Perry, Clifton Collins Jr., Emile Hirsch, Dakota Fanning, Keith Jefferson, and Nicholas Hammond.

Tarantino is writing, directing and producing the film. Filming is expected to start this summer and will be released by Sony.

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ hits theaters August 9, 2019, 50 years after the Tate-LaBianca murders.


“Pressing On: The Letterpress Film” New Trailer

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Bayonet Media

Bayonet Media has released a trailer for its documentary film “Pressing On: The Letterpress Film” which explores the growing allure of letterpress in the digital era.

Co-directed by Andrew P. Quinn and Erin Beckloff, the documentary is set for release in all VOD platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Vimeo, Vudu, among others and on DVD/Blu-ray on June 19.

Here’s the synopsis for the documentary:

The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretaker’s age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, PRESSING ON: THE LETTERPRESS FILM explores the question: why has letterpress survived in a digital age?

Worlds of each character emerge as unusual narratives—joyful, mournful, reflective and visionary—are punctuated with on-screen visual poetry, every shot meticulously composed. Captivating personalities blend with wood, metal and type as young printers strive to save this historic process in a film created for the designer, type nerd, historian and collector in us all.

Pressing On: The Letterpress Film – Trailer #2 – Exclusive VOD from LetterpressFilm on Vimeo.




Shailene Woodley Is Lost At Sea With Sam Claflin In New “Adrift” Trailer

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Its Titanic meets Perfect Storm in the new trailer of “Adrift,” the latest disaster romance drama starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin from Lakeshore Entertainment.

Based on the harrowing true tale of avid sailors two Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp who 1983, sailed directly into Hurricane Raymond, one of the most disastrous hurricanes ever documented in history. The duo was delivering a 44-foot yacht from Tahiti to San Diego when the storm hit.

The trailer shows their yacht riding down massive waves during the storm, with Tami (Woodley) shown rescuing Richard (Claflin) after he’s thrown overboard.

Woodley was last seen on the big screen in 2016’s Snowden and HBO’s acclaimed Big Little Lies. British actor Claflin recently appeared the war drama Journey’s End.

Directed by Icelandic actor, theater and film director Baltasar Kormákur (A Little Trip to Heaven), from a script by Aaron & Jordan Kandell, Adrift was shot in Fiji and New Zealand. The filmarrives in theaters this summer on June 1.

Here’s the film’s synopsis:

As the two avid sailors set out on a journey across the ocean, Tami Oldham (Woodley) and Richard Sharp (Claflin) couldn’t anticipate they would be sailing directly into one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. In the aftermath of the storm, Tami awakens to find Richard badly injured and their boat in ruins. With no hope for rescue, Tami must find the strength and determination to save herself and the only man she has ever loved.


Saoirse Ronan Is Charming And Funny In The “Lady Bird” Trailer


With the release of the new trailer for Greta Gerwig’s directing debut, the touching mother-daughter tale “Lady Bird”, it looks like Ronan might be headed for another Oscar nomination.

The trailer stars with Christine “Lady Bird” (Ronan) and her mother (played by Laurie Metcalf) having an argument over where Christine will live and pursue her studies. “I hate California. I want to go to the East Coast. I want to go where culture is like New York,” Christine says. In a sudden but hilarious moment, the frustrated Lady Bird jumps out of the car in protest as Metcalf shrieks in horror.

That is just one in the many comically offbeat scenes in the trailer and what looks like an entertaining and charming film.

“Lady Bird” emerged as one of the early awards contenders after it’s world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival last week, which bodes well for the talented 34 year old actress/filmmaker Gerwig, who also wrote the film.

Set in 2002 Sacramento, the comedy-drama also stars Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Lois Smith, and is scheduled to fly into theaters on November 10.

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.


Focus Features Acquires Worldwide Rights To Coming-Of-Age Drama “Boy Erased”.


LOS ANGELES, June 21st, 2017 – Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights to Boy Erased, the coming-of-age and coming-out drama from writer/director Joel Edgerton based on Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family by Garrard Conley. Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea) will star opposite Academy Award winners Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman. The movie will be produced by Anonymous Content and will begin production this fall for a 2018 theatrical release. Focus chairman Peter Kujawski made the announcement today.

The film will tell the story of Jared (to be portrayed by Mr. Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Ms. Kidman and Mr. Crowe) at age 19. Jared is quickly pressured into attending a gay conversion therapy program – or else be shunned by his family, friends, and church. It is within the program that Jared comes into conflict with its head therapist (Mr. Edgerton).
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James Wan shares first set photo of “Aquaman’

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‘Aquaman’ filming is officially underway, and to prove it, director James Wan shares a photo from the film’s set on Twitter.

“Months of intensive prep have led to this. Here we go. #DayOne #Ahab”, says Wan. Ahad is the working title of the movie, and the set photo seems to be inside a submarine.

Jason Momoa of course is Arthur Curry / Aquaman, the king of the undersea city of Atlantic. The character is also expected to appear in the forthcoming Justice League which comes out this November 17, 2017. Momoa is joined by Amber Heard, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Patrick Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Willem Dafoe, Tumuera Morrison and the recently announced cast member Dolph Lundgren.

Aquaman is expected to be shooting in Australia for the next six months, and is scheduled to be released on December 21, 2018 by Warner Bros.

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