Hell or High Water is a simple story with a lot of layers – it’s about brothers who are robbing branches of the bank that’s about to foreclose on their family’s ranch in order to pay the bank off. It’s about a Texas Ranger on the brink of retirement who gets one last big case. It’s about the old and the new – and how no matter how much things change, they always remain the same.
Remember the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond? The one that was a whirlwind of action with only pauses for a couple pithy remarks? Remember how a lot of Trekkers complained that it looked like Beyond was going to be Fast and Furious in space?
The new trailer puts all that action into context – with Captain James T. Kirk facing a bit of an existential crisis, and a brief flurry of Spock/Bones debate. It’s as if Paramount Pictures was aware of how fans would react to the first trailer thus setting up this more typically Trek trailer.
This is a superb second trailer. Check it out after the break. Star Trek Beyond opens on July 22nd.
Brothers Toby and Tanner set out to raise the money to keep the bank from foreclosing on their mother – by robbing banks. Which puts them in the crosshairs of an about to retire Texas Ranger.
Hell or High Water stars Chris Pine and Ben Foster as Toby and Tanner – and Jeff Bridges as the Ranger. Hell or High Water opens in limited release on August 12th and goes wide on August 19th. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Disney’s The Finest Hours is based on a book about the greatest small boat rescue in the history of the Coast Guard.
Bernie Webber and his crew (four, counting him) rescued thirty-two sailors from the aft half of the Pendleton, a tanker sheared in half by a blizzard in February of 1952. The film, which features Chris Pine as Webber, is a very basic story with a little character development and some impressive effects work – but make no mistake, the storm and the rescue are the film’s stars.
Disney’s The Finest Hours tells the story of the most incredible rescue in Coast Guard history when a small boat with a crew of four rescued thirty-two men from the aft of a ripped in half tanker.
Chris Pine, the film’s star, presents a look at the real Coast Guard – men and women who put their lives on the line to rescue those who lose their way at sea. Check it out after the break. The Finest Hours opens tomorrow.
Here it is: the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond! (And the preliminary poster – as seen at MIPCOM.)
With Justin Lin at the helm the franchise had definitely moved into an even more action-orientated stance but the character s still feel right and there are some great moments – Dr. McCoy’s ‘That’s just typical!’ among them.
Other than a look at a new alien species, most of the trailer is action beats and one-liners. It looks like fun, but in the newly established J.J.Abrams tradition, there’s not much in the way of plot spoilers.
So far, though, it looks like it could be great fun (fingers crossed!). Check it out after the break. Star Trek Beyond opens on July 22, 2016.
Pete’s Dragon, a remake of the 1977 family classic, is one of the few Disney remakes (excuse me, reimaginings) that has flown under the radar, but throw in Robert Redford, and it leads the pack of a few of the other upcoming live action Disney films.
February 18, 1952, a tanker caught in a horrific storm splits in two. A young Coast Guard Captain is ordered to save its crew – on a boat build for a capacity of a dozen, to save more than twice that many.
Disney’s The Finest Hours is the true story of ‘greatest small boat rescue in Coast Guard history.’ Presented in Digital 3D™ and IMAX® 3D, The Finest Hours will be in theaters on January 29, 2016. Check out the chilling first trailer after the jump.
Although Disney’s Into The Woods is doing well in theaters, it was considered to be a risky move – taking a three-hour hit Broadway musical and turning it into a two-hour movie. Plus, there was the fact that Into The Woods is not the lightest exploration of fairy tales.
On the plus side, director Rob Marshall was an old hand at adapting Broadway hits into movie form – his Chicago nabbed a few Oscars® – and the screenplay for Into The Woods was adapted by James Lapine, who, with Stephen Sondheim, created the original musical.
So, what did it take to take Into The Woods from stage to screen? Follow the jump to check out a video dealing with that very topic.
Into The Woods takes four classic fairy tales – Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel – and looks at what happens after their happily ever after endings. There have been several films in recent memory that have tackled this idea, but when Into The Woods debuted, it was a radical new idea. It’s still the best take on the idea.