There’s something about Laika. They make animated films (Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls) that are for the whole family, yet never feel like they’re either talking down to children or talking over their heads – while providing plenty of substance for adult viewers.
Kubo and The Two Strings looks like it could be another instant classic with its vaguely origami-like animation and epic quest. Kubo, guided by the magically created Monkey, seeking out his father’s armor to save his village and solve the mystery of his missing father.
Check out the new trailer for Kubo and The Two Strins following the jump. it opens on August 19th.
During the Civil War, not all Southerners fought for the Confederacy. One such non-conformist, Newt Knight, led Jones County to attempt to secede from the Confederacy – working together with other small farmers and slaves.
Free State of Jones brings that story to the big screen with Matthew McConaughey in the role of Knight. Free State of Jones will be in theaters on March 13th. Check out the first trailer following the jump.
Christopher Nolan what am I going to do with you? Your movies are always big on ideas and concepts but somehow manage to fall apart in the 3rd act – usually when it calls for you to direct an action scene. I’m almost always glad I went on the journey but ultimately disappointed when I arrive at the destination. Interstellar starts off great but falls under the weight of its own ideas.
Christopher Nolan’s new epic, Interstellar, is a magnificent achievement technically but falls a bit short in terms of story and character development. It’s an intriguing mix of science fact and fiction that attempts to turn a potential end of the world scenario with a phoenix-like rise from the ashes story. It spends a lot of time thinking and paying homage to Kubrick, but falls short with plot points that don’t add up and maybe one-and-a-half characters that are at all developed.
Matthew McConaughey shines as Cooper, an engineer turned farmer by necessity and Mackenzie Foy shines as his intelligent, earnest, determined young daughter, Murph. Otherwise, there are no characters we can really care about – which makes all the cool science stuff less relatable.
And the posters for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar just keep on coming… Also, they’re genuinely beautiful, while still telling us next to nothing about the actual movie. Check out the other two after the jump.
The first group of presenters for the 66th Emmys has been revealed. Among the thirteen are such stars as Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts, Woody Harrelson and Halle Berry. For the complete list of presenters named today, follow the jump.
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented, live, on NBC, on Monday, August 25th.
Christopher Nolan never gives anything away about his movies until he absolutely has to. Even then, he says as little as possible. As witness, today’s release of the first trailer for Interstellar. If a teaser trailer’s job is to intrigue, then this one does its job. Check it out after the jump.
The tag for night’s episode of True Detective (HBO, Sundays, 9/8C) – Hart and Cohle forge a truce to probe a murky string of disappearances that tie to the symbology of the Dora Lange murder and the Tuttle family – is accurate, but definitely an understatement.