Friday, November 17, 2017

'THE MERCY' TRAILER WITH RACHEL WEISZ, COLIN FIRTH! 'FANTASTIC BEASTS: CRIMES OF GRINDENWALD' CAST PHOTO WITH EDDIE REDMAYNE, JUDE LAW, JOHNNY DEPP, EZRA MILLER

 'THE CRIMES OF GRINDENWALD'
FANTASTIC BEASTS SEQUEL FIRST CAST PHOTO WITH JUDE LAW
I'm sure most of you will agree with me that the first one was a ghastly boring affair (I remember slumbering off at least five times during it), a poorly written snoozefest, but FANTASTIC BEASTS is still, as you know, getting a
The Beasts arrive in December 2018, a year from now
sequel and today you can see the first cast photo! Titled THE CRIMES OF GRINDENWALD, it will again star Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, an expert on magical beasts, always lovely Ezra Miller as Credence, Johnny
Eddie Redmayne returns as Newt Scamander, maziologist
Depp as evil Grindenwald, alongside new additions Jude Law as young professor Dumbledore and Callum Turner as Newt's brother Theseus.
THE BEASTS ARE BACK!
At the end of the first film, the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America),
Jude Law joins the cast as younger professor Dumbledore
with the help of Newt Scamander. But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most
Johnny Depp is again the evil magician Grindenwald!
unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure blood wizards up to rule over all non magical beings. In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus
Callum Turner joins the cast as Newt's brother Theseus
Dumbledore enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are
Ezra Miller returns as enigmatic Credence
tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world! Stay tuned for the first trailer!



 'THE MERCY' TRAILER WITH
COLIN FIRTH & RACHEL WEISZ
Mercy arrives next February!
Meanwhile, a stellar drama sailing into cinemas next February has just got its first trailer and poster, Rachel Weisz and Colin Firth starring THE MERCY! Colin plays yachtsman Donald Crowhurst whose disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of travelling the world alone by sea. The adventure ended in disgrace and tragedy, after he duped family and race organisers (since neither him nor his boat were ready for the ocean crossing, he started sending false reports on his locations over the radio struggling to keep up the pretence), finally taking his life.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

WAR WEDNESDAY: SLAVIC HEROISM IN 'FIVE FACES OF MARIA' WWI AND 'THE FORGOTTEN 500' WW2 MOVIES! 'THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART' WW2 TRAILER WITH JASON CLARKE, JACK REYNOR, JACK O'CONNELL

 'FIVE FACES OF MARIA'
HEROIC RUSSIAN WOMEN OF WW1
Maria Bochkareva in WWI
In the light of the Armistice Day which was last weekend, here are a few war projects coming up in the future all of them speaking of the bravery of Slavic people in times of great turmoil! 'Deadline' reports that Francis Lawrence will direct FIVE FACES OF MARIA for Universal Pictures which tells the true story of Maria Bochkareva, a Russian soldier who overcame poverty and abuse to fight alongside male soldiers in Word War I. After rising through the ranks and displaying stringent discipline and unwavering support for the motherland, Maria formed and led the heroic
Maria and her heroic Women's Battalion of Death!
Women’s Battalion of Death, the first all-female Russian combat regiment. She recruited nearly 2000 women and had great success on the Eastern front.

 'THE FORGOTTEN 500'
ON HEROISM OF SERBIAN VILLAGERS IN WORLD WAR II
Based on Gregory Freeman's book
Another example of the heroic sacrifice of Slavic people during great wars will be seen in THE FORGOTTEN 500 based on a Gregory Freeman book about brave Serbian villagers who risked their lives to save American pilots from the Nazis. Young American airmen, eager to join the war and fight the Germans, took part in often deadly trips from Italy to bomb German oil fields in Romania. They found themselves parachuting out of crippled planes and into the arms of Yugoslav villagers who, despite being surrounded by the Germans, risked their own lives to help the downed airmen in the fight against the Nazis. With crucial fighter support from the Tuskegee Airmen, American cargo planes descended into Nazi territory for the greatest secret rescue mission of World War II.

 'MAN WITH THE IRON HEART'
TRAILER WITH JASON CLARKE, JACK REYNOR, JACK O'CONNELL
The movie is currently playing around Europe
You can also check out the trailer for World War II action drama THE MAN WITH THE IRON HEART (also known as HHhH) which arrives to European and Chinese cinemas this month starring Jason Clarke, Jack Reynor, Rosamund Pike, Jack O'Connell and Mia Wasikowska! 1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader - Reich protector Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the SS, the Gestapo, and the architect of the "Final Solution". 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON 'GODLESS' PERIOD SET WILD WEST MINI SERIES WITH JEFF DANIELS, MICHELLE DOCKERY, JACK O'CONNELL!

NEW 'GODLESS'
 MINI TV SERIES GOES WILD WEST!
All episodes will hit Netflix November 22nd!
If you miss last year's television hit Westworld and can't wait for it to come back with the second season (which ain't happening any time soon, lemme tell ya) you can pass your jolly time with brand new Wild West set mini series GODLESS over at Netflix, which will start its seven episode run November 22nd set in a mining time run by gun wielding women! Produced by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh it stars Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery and Jack O'Connell!
THE STORY OF GODLESS
follows notorious criminal Frank Griffin (Jeff Daniels) and his gang of outlaws who are on a mission of revenge against Roy Goode (Jack
The series is produced by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh
O’Connell), a son-like protégé who betrayed the brotherhood. While on the run, Roy seeks refuge with hardened widower Alice Fletcher (Michelle
The story is set in a town mysteriously made up only of women!
Dockery), an outcast herself, in a worn down, isolated mining town of La Belle, New Mexico, which is governed mainly by women. When word reaches
Michelle Dockery takes the lead female role in the series!
La Belle that Griffin is headed their way, the town bands together to defend against the murderous gang in a lawless western frontier. Sam Waterston
Jack O'Connell takes the lead male role in the series!
(as the Marshall of Santa Fe), Scoot McNairy (as the sheriff of La Belle), Kim Coates and Thomas Brodie Sangster (as the town deputy) also star in the limited series.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

CRAZY TRAILER AND POSTER FOR AUSTRALIAN COMEDY 'SWINGING SAFARI' WITH GUY PEACE, KYLIE MINOGUE AND JULIAM MCMAHON!

'SWINGING SAFARI' WITH
GUY PEARCE & KYLIE MINOGUE
Something rather crazy for you today to cheer up your boring beginning of the week! Utterly silly trailer and poster for crazy Australian comedy
Safari starts next January, Swingers!
SWINGING SAFARI which, starring Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Julian McMahon and Radha Mitchell, hits cinemas later this January. 
Australia, 1975. The beach suburb of Nobbys Beach is a place that revolves around surf mats, baby oil, boxed wine and the new miracle of Kentucky Fried Chicken. 14 year old Jeff tries to find his feet in a world changing faster than his hormones, and deal with his crush on shy and sensitive girl next door Melly. When the beach town suddenly hits the spotlight after the body of a 200-ton whale is washed ashore, Jeff and Melly think it's the biggest thing that ever happened in their
Pop stars Kylie Minogue leads the stellar cast!
lives. Meanwhile, their eccentric parents are catching up with the sexual revolution that has also washed up on Australia's beaches. And just like the decaying whale, it's all about to go spectacularly wrong.

Monday, November 13, 2017

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON HUGH JACKMAN'S 'THE GREATEST SHOWMAN' MUSICAL WITH ZAC EFRON, MICHELLE WILLIAMS! CHARACTER POSTERS AND SONGS!

'THE GREATEST SHOWMAN' 
ON EARTH IS HUGH JACKMAN!
In less than a month P. T. Barnum's circus is coming to your town! What do you mean you don't know who he is? He's THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
This was one of Jackman's biggest dream projects
on Earth! Hugh Jackman's musical drama is arriving to theatres in North America on Christmas, December 25th and then in Europe and Asia from the rest of the month and well into January. Beside Hugh Jackman who plays the inventor of modern circus entertainment, the cast also includes Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson in the exciting movie directed by Michael Gracey who previously worked on visual effects in films. Before he was hired to helm the movie, it was supposed to be a straight biopic, but he suggested dance and music numbers to be put in it
Rebecca Ferguson never sung on film before
turning it into a musical. The film took seven years in production because it is one of the first original musicals in many years and the studio deemed it too risky. Most other musical films included popular songs as well.

THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
a true life story inspired by the imagination of legendary P.T. Barnum,  is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation in the 1800s. His
Ferguson in what was originally Anne Hathaways's role
circus continued its work for more than a century with the last show held this May in USA. He gave work and opportunity to people who were often considered 'freaks' by the society and would have probably ended up as outcasts but P. T. Barnum gave them fame, money and a chance to travel the world and became famous. It is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life.

ORIGINAL MOVIE MUSICAL
Playing P. T. Barnum, Hugh Jackman not only stars but also sings in the film which feature seleven musical numbers with original songs from 
This is only second musical for Hugh Jackman!
  Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul! When the first trailer was released earlier this summer many people were captivated by This Is Me song that was used in it. You can check it out below and you can also find it on the movie soundtrack which will come out before the film at the beginning of December. Michelle Williams, who plays P. T. Barnum's wife, and Zac Efron, who plays his young business partner, also sing in it. Rebecca Ferguson, who is herself Swedish and has graduated from music school, plays Swedish Opera singer Jenny Lind! This is Hugh's second musical after Les Miserables, but he was the original choice for legedary Moulin Rouge together with Catherine Zeta Jones before the roles went to Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

STUNNING NEW CHARACTER POSTERS FOR MARVEL'S 'BLACK PANTHER' WITH CHADWICK BOSEMAN, MICHAEL B. JORDAN, ANDY SERKIS, MARTIN FREEMAN, DANAI GURIRA

'BLACK PANTHER' 
NEW CHARACTER POSTERS!
Chadwick Boseman is Black Panther
I wasn't, as you remember, amazed by the 1st trailer released for next February's BLACK PANTHER  earlier this summer but the second one was a bit better and now the studio has released some really beautiful character posters showing most of the cast in full costume while playing the members of the fantastical African nation where Chadwick Boseman’s T’Challa rules over a secretive and futuristic society!

 IN THE HEART OF WAKANDA
Danai Gurira is Okoye, female secret service chief
In Marvel lore, T’Challa’s homeland is the site of massive natural deposits of Vibranium, the near-mystical metal that comprises Captain America’s shield, is woven into his BLACK PANTHER, and has allowed the people of Wakanda to make technological leaps nearly a century ahead of the rest of the world. But as T’Challa learns upon ascending the throne, the minute others know you have something valuable, someone will try to take it from you. In self-defence, Wakanda has closed itself off from the other nations of Earth, maintaining a false front that it’s a mere third-world nowhere – full
Michael B. Jordan is KillMonger
of mines, farms, and jungle creatures. The truth is, its mines produce the rarest, most precious metal on earth, its fields grows the Heart Shaped Herb, a
Angela Bassett is Wakanda's Queen Mother
Vibranium enriched plant that grants its leaders superhuman strength, and its jungle creatures provide inspiration for one of the sleekest superheroes to ever leap from the page to the screen.

MEET THE REST OF THE CAST
Lupita Nyong’o plays Nakia, a covert agent whose job is to stifle word of Wakanda’s secrets, hunting down its enemies with deadly force. Charismatic
Lupita N'Yongo is Nakia, one of Wakanda's top spies
Michael B. Jordan is Erik Killmonger, a dissident from the country and aspiring prince who has colluded with a hostile foreign adversary in a bid to
Letitia Wright is Shuri, king's sister and a warrior scientist
bring down the rightful heir to Wakanda’s throne. He has aligned with Andy Serkis’ Ulysses Klaue, the Vibranium poacher who instead of an arm has a
Daniel Kaluuya is W’Kabi, the head of security for the Border Tribe
piece of sonic mining equipment stolen from Wakanda, but the real danger is what he could tell the outside world about the nation’s secrets. T’Challa is also
Martin Freeman is CIA agent Ross
facing an unrest among the tribal leaders of Wakanda, who fear the young king is repeating his father’s mistakes by engaging too much with the outside
Winston Duke is M'Baku, a villain from a mountain tribe
world. Angela Bassett is Ramonda, the mother of the king. Danai Gurira is the head of the Dora Milaje, the all-female special soldiers unit that protects
Andy Serkis is Klaue, vibranium poacher
the kingdom! Martin Freeman is C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross who teams up with the king to prevent Wakanda from being dragged into a world war.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON 'HOWARDS END' PERIOD SET BBC SERIES WITH MATTHEW MACFADYEN, HAYLEY ATWELL, TRACEY ULLMAN, JULIA ORMOND, JOSEPH QUINN

  'HOWARDS END'
BBC & STARZ PERIOD SET DRAMA
Just three days before the start of the official airing, BBC One has finally released a trailer for their new period set drama HOWARDS END
The four episode drama starts airing this Sunday
which starts airing this Sunday in four episodes, with Starz broadcasting the story of two couples caught in a swirling landscape of social and class divisions in turn of the century England sometime next year for the audience in USA.

HOWARDS END, based on E.M. Forster's classic novel, focuses on Margaret Schlegel (Hayley Atwell), an intelligent, idealistic, bohemian young woman who is courted by the older Henry Wilcox (Matthew Macfadyen), a self-made conservative businessman, after his wife Ruth Wilcox (Julia Ormond) dies unexpectedly
Meanwhile, Margaret’s passionate and capricious younger sister Helen
Oscar winning Manchester By The Sea scribe wrote the script
Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard) takes up the cause of Leonard Bast (Joseph Quinn), a young bank clerk who falls on hard times at work and at home with
 E.M. Forster's novel was written back in 1910.
his partner Jacky (Rosalind Eleazar). In the absence of their parents, who have died, the sisters’ loving but interfering Aunt Juley (Tracey Ullman) tries to keep the young ladies and their brother Tibby (Alex Lawther) on the straight and narrow.

Friday, November 10, 2017

ASIAN THURSDAY: MINDBLOWING POSTERS AND TRAILER FOR EPIC FANTASY ADVENTURE 'LEGEND OF THE NAGA PEARLS'

  'LEGEND OF THE NAGA PEARLS'
 EPIC FANTASY ADVENTURE
The movie is the part of the fictional world of Novoland
Since Hollywood is sleeping or diverting its time with scandals, we shall do what your spy always does when a dry period hits us - move over to Asia and their bombastic movies! First up, today, LEGEND OF THE NAGA PEARLS stunning posters and a delightful trailer filled with mind blowing sets, costumes and out of this world special effects and it is, rejoice people, with English subtitles so you can follow the action. The movie has already played in motherland cinemas (it earned two times less than it cost), and also in Australia, but is looking to open
The movie has already played in Chinese cinemas
around the world and on DVD soon, methinks. It is the first movie to be set in the fictional world of Novoland which is getting a TV series in China as well.

LEGEND OF THE NAGA PEARLS epic fantasy adventure movie has the story revolving around a royal descendant of an ancient winged tribe who embarks on a quest to find magical pearls which give their wings ability to unfurl and fly. When they fall into the hands of a human, he joins a team of unlikely heroes in a race against time to prevent the
Darren Wang leads the cast of the movie
destruction of his people. Lovely Darren Wang leads the cast which also includes Tianai Zhang and Simon Yam.

IN THE LAND OF THE WING- ED TRIBE
Once upon a time, in the city of Uranopolis, lived the Winged Tribe, a race capable of flying. But after losing a battle to humans, they gradually lost their ability to fly. Xue Lie, a royal descendant from the Winged Tribe, begins a search for the magical Naga Pearls in order to destroy the Human Tribe and avenge the death of his people. When Ni the thief, Gali the human prince, and Hei Yu the constable accidentally lay hands on a mysterious box containing the Naga Pearls, they find themselves hunted down by Xue Lie. After they have lost the pearls to Xue Lie eventually, they decide to team up and rush back to Uranopolis to thwart his evil plans.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

HUGH BONNEVILLE, REBECCA FERGUSON TO PLAY ROALD DAHL AND HIS OSCAR WINNING WIFE IN A BIOPIC. 1ST' VITA & VIRGINIA' PHOTO WITH GEMMA ARTERTON AND ELIZABETH DEBICKI AS LESBIAN LOVERS

  REBECCA FERGUSON
JOINS ROALD DAHL'S BIOPIC
It's based on Michael Shearer novel An Unquiet Life
While we're waiting to see Dan Stevens as Dickens (in The Man Who Invented Christmas), Domhnall Gleeson as A.A. Milne (the creator of Winnie the Pooh in Goodbye Christopher Robin) and Nicholas Hoult as Tolkien, another famous writer is getting a film about him: Hugh Bonneville will play children writer Roald Dahl in John Hay’s untitled movie on Roald Dahl and his wife Patricia Neal. His wife, who was an Oscar winning actress, will be played by lovely Rebecca Ferguson!
It will be a bitter sweet, comedic and heart warming story of Neal and Dahl’s marriage. The story is set in New York, England and Los Angeles at the beginning of the 60s describing Dahl’s struggles to write some of his most famous works while Neal worked on her Oscar winning role in 1963. classic western movie Hud with Paul Newman!


  1ST 'VITA & VIRGINIA' 
PHOTO WITH GEMMA ARTERTON
Variety has published the first photo from Gemma Arterton's VITA & VIRGINIA a 1920's set drama recounting a love relationship between Gemma's Vita Sackville West and Elizabeth Debicki's Virginia Woolf! The
Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Debicki as Vita and Virginia
two female authors' timeless love story is told in a contemporary style, describing two women who smashed through social barriers to find solace in their forbidden connection! Isabella Rossellini and Rupert Penry Jones also star!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

'SHERLOCK GNOMES' ANIMATED TRAILER WITH EMILY BLUNT, JAMES MCAVOY, MAGGIE SMITH, MICHAEL CAINE, ELTON JOHN, JOHNNY DEPP

  'SHERLOCK GNOMES' 
Kung Fu Panda director is helming this one
FIRST TRAILER AND POSTERS ARE OUT!
A little bit of slightly irreverent garden mischief and mystery today with the first trailer for upcoming animated comedy SHERLOCK GNOMES which will sneak its way into cinemas around the world next March! It is the sequel which arrives seven years after 2011 cinema movie hit Gnomeo and Juliet!

The Gnomes go missing next March
INTO THE GREAT UN- GNOME
The rather stellar voice cast is again led by British stars James McAvoy and Emily Blunt as Gnomeo and Juliet who are now married and have just arrived to the English capital, where their biggest concern is getting their new garden ready for spring. But when their friends and family turn up missing, they call in the legendary detective SHERLOCK GNOMES (Johnny Depp). The sworn protector of London’s garden gnomes arrives with his sidekick Watson (Chiwetel Ejiofor) to investigate the case. The mystery lead the garden
Elton John has written the music for the animated adventure
partiers on a rollicking adventure where they will meet all new ornaments and explore an undiscovered side of the city. The voice cast also includes Maggie
The original movie has earned around $100 million around the world
Smith, Michael Caine and even famous musicians Elton John (who also wrote the music for the film), Ozzy Osbourne and Mary J. Blige.