HDNET Movies will pay tribute to iconic director Jonathan Demme with special screenings of two of his best movies – Married to the Mob (tomorrow/April 27th, 7:10/6:10C) and The Manchurian Candidate (Thursday, May 4th, 9/8C).
With global cinema takings for “Beauty and the Beast” surpassing the $1 billion mark this Easter weekend, it’s safe to say moviegoers have a soft spot for a well-made live-action remake.
In 1997, Ry Cooder introduced the world to a group of Cuban musicians called The Buena Vista Social Club. Their vibrant, self-titled album was a global hit, and more followed.
Now, Broad Green Pictures is presenting the extraordinary story behind this amazing group of performers in Buena Vista Social Club: Adios.
Buena Vista Social Club: Adios will be in theaters on May 26th.
There will be a liestream event featuring Twitter CEO & Co-Founder Jack Dorsey will join Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, Patton Oswalt and screenwriter/director James Ponsoldt, discussing STX’s new film The Circle and issues related to our modern socially-connected world and technology.
The fireside chat can be found at @WeAreTheCircle beginning at 11am PT/2pm ET.
Chris Pratt received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame yesterday – accompanied by his on and off screen families.
While this is not the kind of news Eclipse usually covers, this is a slightly unusual case – it’s not been that long since Pratt was the pudgy fifth/sixth lead on NBC’s Parks and Recreation. Plus, Pratt’s new blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a mere two weeks away.
Now he’s a superstar of the big screen and, as Bashful Benjamin J. Grimm would put it, ‘The idol o’ millions.’ Also, Prat went old school for the event in a three-piece suit that practically screamed Old Hollywood.
More pictures follow.
When Edgar Wright left Ant-Man over creative differences, he segued directly into Baby Driver – his long-gestating take on the ‘one last job’ crime flick.
Baby (Ansel Elgort) is the fresh-faced driver on jobs planned by the coolly ruthless Doc (Kevin Spacey). Each of Doc’s jobs involves a different crew – with Baby being the only constant.
Then Baby falls in love with a waitress named Debora (Lily James) and grudgingly takes one last job to fund getting away from it all (all being Doc).
Baby Driver opens on August 11th.
Lucasfilm has released fourteen images from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and they are as tantalizing as the first look photos for The Force Awakens.
Rey (Daisy Ridley), standing alone, on the edge of the ocean; a barren desert (followed by the same shot except for the spacecraft that may be about to land/crash on it; land vehicles speeding across the sand like something out of Mad Max; Finn (John Boyega) either dead or in suspended animation; Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaacs) running down a ship’s corridor; the Millennium Falcon firing on… something; a burning city; a space armada (then the same space armada with one of its ships burning), and, finally, standing in the entrance to a cave, Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill).
Each photo is isolated – no context at all – and that’s what makes them so intriguing. How do they all connect within the framework of the film? (Double click to embiggen)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens on December 15th.
Beauty and the Beast has crossed $1 billion in grosses!
Walt Disney Studios has released a thank you video – and the film is now running in 3D.
Amongst the 2011 London riots, a former boxer, Stally (Adam J Bernard), must choose between his lower class past plagued by crime or a new future in a middle class society that he doesn’t fit into. Will he choose to go back into his life of crime and save the life of his best friend? Or will he choose to step forwards to be with the love of this life, Mermaid (Phoebe Torrance )and his more comfortable and alien life?
Six Rounds will premiere on April 21st.
Star Wars: Force For Change in collaboration with Omaze will launch the Star Wars “Past, Present and Future” fundraising campaign to benefit UNICEF and Starlight Children’s Foundation. The campaign is themed around the timeless appeal of Star Wars, with experiences inspired by the saga’s past, present, and future. Lucky winners will receive prizes, like the chance to appear in the upcoming Han Solo movie, tickets to the world premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, or, an overnight stay at the fabled Skywalker Ranch.
Home Again is the story of a recently separated mother of two (Reese Witherspoon) whose new life in Los Angeles is overturned when she decides to take in three young, charismatic guys (played by Pico Alexander, Nat Wolff and Jon Rudnitsky) who become part of her unconventional family.
Home Again will open on September 8th.