Monthly Archives: October 2015

By the Sea: Watch the Second Trailer for Jolie/Pitt Movie

Set in France during the mid-1970s, Vanessa, a former dancer, and her husband Roland, an American writer, travel the country together. They seem to be growing apart, but when they linger in one quiet, seaside town they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants, such as a local bar/café-keeper and a hotel owner.

The first trailer for By the Sea showcased Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as lovers by the sea in Malta in the midst of a crisis. 

They were saying horrible things to one another and their turmoil was evident by way of dialog. 

This second trailer is just as dramatic, but in a completely different way. Without a single word, merely one pitiful sob uttered by Jolie, the director allows the acting and the music to portray the setting.

As this is a period piece, set in a foreign land, utilizing the trailer in this manner really evokes the nature of an exotic European film from that particular era, almost a bit on the cheesy side, and indeed, it was inspired by those cinematic classics.

That's perfectly OK, as the 70s weren't known for holding back on the dramatic effects. Why not take full advantage of the period in which you're setting the film?

This one is directed by Angelina Jolie, as well, so it should be interesting to see what she and her husband deliver by way of a faltering relationship at her direction.

The remaider of the cast includes Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Arestrup and Sarah Naudi.

By the sea watch the second trailer for jolie slash pitt movie

The Night Before Trailer: Ride or Die Homies

For the first trailer for The Night Before, I was just laughing the whole time. Now I'm kind of sad.

"This tale is not about Santa or ponies, it's about three dudes, three bros, three ride-or-die homies."

It's not that there is a lot of different material in this trailer, but the emphasis on the meaning of the night seemed to be highlighted.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackle star as the three dudes who have been sharing Christmas together for the last 14 years.

Fourteen years ago Gordon-Levitt's character lost his parents, and the three of them have been inseparable ever since. Now Rogen is starting a family and Mackle is too famous for the silly tradition. It's time to move on.

WHAT? What kind of sad ass comedy is that?? It's very sad, when you break it down. Surely the dudes will come to a new agreement before the end of the movie including all of them in Christmases going forward.

Or Gordon-Levitt will fall in love.

It's full of all the silly stuff you'd imagine from a comedy brought to you by the guys who did This is the End, Bad Neighbors and The Interview, including Rogen questioning who the hanging guy is in a Christian church and vomiting when he learns it's Jesus.

Jillian Bell, Lizzy Caplan, Mindy Kaling co-star, and even Miley Cyrus appears. Did anybody think we could keep her away what with the Wrecking Ball and all?

The movie will be in theaters this Thanksgiving, so not too far at all!

The night before trailer ride or die homies

11 Family Friendly Movies to Watch This Halloween

It used to be that every October 31st, you'd plug yourself into the TV with your candy, your costume, and your BFF to watch the classic scary kid movies that seemed to run on repeat during the spooky month of Halloween.

These days, you're probably too busy watching Saw or Final Destination or yet another Paranormal Activity sequel to bother with your childhood's greatest hits, which is such a shame! If you happen to find yourself in the mood to watch a movie this Halloween that won't give you horrifying and bloody nightmares, check out this list below.

Here are the 11 kid friendly Halloween movies you absolutely must watch month. 

1. Hocus Pocus

Hocus pocus
If you don’t end up watching Hocus Pocus at least once every Halloween, then you’re clearly not doing this holiday right. It’s got virgin jokes, talking cats, zombies, and flying broomsticks! What more could you want? The Sanderson sisters are always a hoot, so be sure to watch them run amuck this month! (Amuck! Amuck! Amuck!)

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas

The nightmare before christmas
This one is a weird blend of both holidays, but the spooky factor puts it squarely in the Halloween category, if you ask us! Jack Skellington sure knows how to make a muscial number festive, whether he’s in Halloween Town or Christmas Town!

3. Beetlejuice

Beetlejuice
Say his name three times, and a really gross ghost will appear and cause mischief for everyone! This one has some frightening twists, but for the most part, it’s pretty kid friendly. And who doesn’t love that spontaneous dance number in the middle?

4. Halloweentown

Halloweentown
Will there ever be another movie that captured the magic of Halloween so perfectly? We doubt it. An alternate dimension where it’s Halloween every day, with werewolves and witches and vampires – all living together peacefully, of course – sounds like the perfect place for fans of all things spooky! (Warning: the sequel movies are totally worth skipping)

5. The Haunted Mansion

The haunted mansion
When an overworked real estate agent’s family vacation takes a turn for the creepy, ghostly shenanigans ensue! Eddie Murphy is hauntingly hilarious in this one, making it the perfect blend of funny and scary. As a bonus, you can visit the real Haunted Mansion at Disneyland!

6. Casper

Casper
A friendly – and adorable – ghost awaits you, if you check out this movie on Halloween. He’ll make you pancakes, show you his baseball collection, and even dance with you in a super cute human body to the slow jam of your choosing! Just make sure to watch out for his three awful uncles!

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Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Christina Applegate to Star in Motherhood Comedy

Sometimes when a really great project falls apart, it comes back together in a way that sound like it could be just as good.

This might just be one of those ways.

Mila Kunis (Ted), Kristen Bell (Frozenand Christina Applegate (Vacation) picking up where Leslie Mann left off in a comedy formerly called Bad Moms, set to be directed by her husband, Judd Apatow. With the two of them off the project, it was drifting in the wind. No more!

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Not only has STX Entertainment picked up the now untitled project, but Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the fellows behind The Hangover who also penned this script, are still on board to direct. 

Kunis Bell Applegate

The plot is about an over-achieving mother who is completely stressed out and ready to crack. Worried she’s about to put one too many lines on her pretty face, she joins two similarly over-achieving and stressed mothers for a day of freedom that will include thinking about themselves instead of their kids for a day, and being ridiculously self-indulgent and having a lot of fun.

Honestly, it sounds a lot like The Hangover for the girls, or Bridesmaids. Sorta. 

“Jon Lucas and Scott Moore are masters at creating relatable characters that audiences instantly embrace, and then putting them in hilarious real-life situations for great comedic results,” said STX’s president and CCO Oren Aviv. “This film provides the rare opportunity for a half-dozen strong female lead roles, and we are thrilled to have assembled an exceptional cast led by Mila Kunis, Christina Applegate, Kristen Bell. We can’t wait to start production and be part of the magic this team will bring to the screen.”

The cast has the acting chops and the comedic timing to pull something like this off, so it should be a whole lotta fun for everyone involved, and most of all the audience.

Chris Cooper Joins the Cast of Live By Night

It looks like the cast for Ben Affleck’s adaptation of Live By Night is coming together well.

According to Variety’s exclusive story, Chris Cooper (August: Osage County) has officially signed on for Ben Affleck’s adaptation of Live By Night based on Dennis Lehane’s novel which is a Prohibition set drama examining the world of organized crime. 

Cooper joins already star-studded cast including Chris Messina (Argo), Elle Fanning (Maleficent), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Ben Affleck (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). Affleck will also produce the film along with Jennifer Todd through their production company Pearl Street along with Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street) and Jennifer Davisson Killoran through Appian Way. 

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The film will begin production in November with a release date in 2017. Cooper can next be seen in the Hulu limited series 11/22/63 based on the novel by Stephen King about an English teacher who travels back in time to stop the Kennedy assassination, but realizes he can’t let go of the life he created during that time.