Nicolas Cage makes a lot of movies. His IMDb page lists 15 roles since 2011, with another 10 more in various stages of production and development for the rest of 2015 and 2016. Dinosaur bones, haunted houses, and giant pyramid tombstones in New Orleans don’t come cheap.
The Freeheld trailer presents a “based on true events” period piece drama that is all about the social injustices of another era. Unlike most movies cut from this cloth, this particular case of social injustice isn’t being remembered several decades later, but only 10 years after the fact. The story of a lesbian couple’s battle for equal treatment in the eyes of the law, Freeheld couldn’t have landed in a more appropriate year. 2015 has been a year of victories for the LGBT community and this trailer is a reminder of how quickly change has come and just how many worlds away 2005 is from today.
While many have been focused on the tight race for Best Actor at the 2015 Oscars, the Best Actress category was just as equally close. But one nominee stood out among the rest: Julianne Moore has just received the Academy Award for Best Actress at the 2015 Oscars for her powerful role in the poignant drama Still Alice.
David Cronenberg’s output as of late has been fairly divisive, but that isn't keeping us from feeling supremely excited for Maps to the Stars, the director's latest film in which he appropriately brings his twisted sensibilities to the land of Hollywood. Today brings the red band trailer for the film, complete with a ringing endorsement from director John Waters, who proclaims to love the film more than his own mustache — which means a whole lot.
This is the sort of week that makes a film critic questions their life choices: First, the Wachowski’s choppy, incoherent ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ and now the long-delayed (and likely soon-forgotten) ‘Seventh Son.’ Its trailer boasts that it comes “from the production company that brought you ‘300: Rise of an Empire,’” which is sort of like trying to convince someone to eat in a restaurant because the manager used to work in an Olive Garden. Isn’t January supposed to be the month where all the bad movies get dumped? The clunkers are spreading to February like a fungus.
Julianne Moore is nominated for two Best Actress Golden Globe awards this season: one for her performance as a woman struggling with early onset Alzheimer’s disease in ‘Still Alice,’ and the other for her performance as a fading actress in David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps to the Stars.’ Focus has just released a new trailer and poster for Cronenberg’s follow-up to ‘Cosmopolis,’ which is finally hitting theaters this February.
The new ‘Seventh Son’ trailer is startling reminder that yes, this movie still exists and wasn’t something our addled brains cooked up while we were bed-ridden and battling a fever. Someone actually shot a movie where the great Jeff Bridges, complete with his trademark Rooster Cogburn mumble, plays a witch-hunting, monster-slaying magical warrior. And yes, you do remember correctly: this thing was supposed to come out in 2013 and yes, it was delayed to 2015. The word you’re looking for there is “Yikes.”
It’s hard to believe that Julianne Moore, one the best and most versatile actresses working in modern film, doesn’t have an Academy Award. Sure, the Oscars are mostly nonsense that usually don’t reflect genuinely important cinema, but it still feels just plain wrong. Will the upcoming ‘Still Alice’ finally get her an overdue golden statuette? If the new trailer and the enormous amount of critical acclaim for her performance are any indication, it looks like she definitely has a shot.
341 movies were submitted, and nominating committees of “writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, editors, actors, critics, casting directors, film festival programmers, and other working film professionals” chose their favorites. (What, no caterers?) Those votes were tallied and the results are the nominees below, for the 2015 Film Independent Spirit Awards, generally regarded as the most important and prestigious awards for independent film in the country.
We're only about a month away from the next chapter in 'The Hunger Games' saga, and in case you needed a reminder, we've got a brand new trailer for you. In it, Katniss Everdeen also gets a reminder, but it's one of the more harrowing variety, as she's sent to District 12 to see the devastation that was wrought upon her home district in the wake of the events of 'Catching Fire.'