From Academy Award®-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi – animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty – comes a dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night.
Watch the opening three minutes from Mary and The Witch’s Flower – then watch for Mary and The Witch’s Flower in theaters on January 19th.
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation announced today it will bestow its Actors Inspiration Award to critically-acclaimed actress and philanthropist Kate Winslet, highlighting her career achievements and honoring her charitable work.
The nonprofit’s Patron of the Artists Awards celebration will also honor director/producer Judd Apatow, Academy Award® winning director Kathryn Bigelow, and Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos for their roles in supporting actors and performing artists in their careers.
The event takes place Thursday, November 9, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
Danny Boyle has made films in a wide variety of genres. With Steve Jobs, he tackles biography with his usual sense of style and panache – and a cast that is close to sublime (Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daneils). Check out the first trailer for Steve Jobs following the jump.
The next Next Big Thing is, apparently, Divergent, the movie based on the the trilogy of YA novels about a strictly regimented society that allows its citizens to be either brave, intelligent, compassionate, et cetera. At a certain age, every citizen is tested and assigned to a group representing and living that one facet of human personality – and she fails the test (or it just doesn’t work on her), making her a Divergent. Now she will have to learn why there is a plan to destroy all Divergents and, just maybe, save her society. Divergent will be in theaters March 21, 2014.
Check out the first trailer – and social media links – after the jump.
Labor Day centers on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler, who struggles to be the man of his house and care for his reclusive mother Adele while confronting all the pangs of adolescence. On a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother encounter Frank Chambers, a man both intimidating and clearly in need of help, who convinces them to take him into their home and later is revealed to be an escaped convict. The events of this long Labor Day weekend will shape them for the rest of their lives.
Jason Reitman has yet to make a bad movie. Thank You for Smoking, Juno, Up in the Air, Young Adult – not a dud in the lot, which gives me reason to believe that his latest, Labor Day, will also be brilliant. Check out the trailer after the jump. Labor Day opens in select theaters on Christmas Day and goes wide on January 31, 2014.