Tribeca Film Festival Review: ‘Tully’ is the perfect movie to see this weekend.

Diablo Cody, Jason Reitman, and Charlize Theron have managed to capture the very essence of what Motherhood feels like on a primal level. Wrapped in wit and honesty, Tully encapsulates the sheer exhaustion, frustration, elation, confusion, anger, pride, adoration and everything in between. It’s in the film’s specificity that creates a sense of, “Oh, my God, yes. Finally, someone gets it!” Spilled breastmilk, changing diapers, juggling schedules, sleep deprivation, the feeling of complete isolation. As a mother of a 1 and 2-year-old, while portions of the premiere audience laughed, I teared up and nodded because while it was indeed hilarious, it was also so true. I have experienced every single moment Theron’s character does in some form or fashion. We are living the same truth. Cody has a knack for turning the ordinary into extraordinary with her scripts. Theron is as real and charismatic as ever. The film is an opportunity for Mothers to feel seen and heard. It is an opportunity for their partners to peer behind the ever-cracking facades of messy buns, leggings, and maybe a little mascara and chapstick if you’re lucky. Mother’s Day is this weekend. Go see this film and call your Mom, Wife, or Sister, and say, “Thank you, now how can I help?”

 

 

The restricted trailer for ‘ATOMIC BLONDE’ has just debuted online ahead of its SXSW Film Festival debut this Sunday, March 12th

Oscar® winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors.

The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission.  Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

A blistering blend of sleek action, gritty sexuality and dazzling style, Atomic Blonde is directed by David Leitch (John Wick, upcoming Deadpool 2).  Also starring John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones, the film is based on the Oni Press graphic novel “The Coldest City,” by Antony Johnston & illustrator Sam HartKurt Johnstad (300) wrote the screenplay.

ATOMIC BLONDE – In Theaters July 28

Brand new ‘THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS’ trailer is here!

Universal Pictures has released the brand new trailer for The Fate of the Furious and we have it for you below!

On the heels of 2015’s Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: The Fate of the Furious.

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life. But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.

For The Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar® winner Helen Mirren. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.

The Fate of The Furious – In Theaters April 14
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The Full Length Trailer for ‘The Fate of the Furious’ is Here!

On the heels of 2015’s Furious 7, one of the fastest movies to reach $1 billion worldwide in box-office history and the sixth-biggest global title of all time, comes the newest chapter in one of the most popular and enduring motion-picture serials of all time: The Fate of the Furious.
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game-and the rest of the crew has been exonerated-the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life.  But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.
From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family.
For The Fate of the Furious, Vin Diesel is joined by a returning all-star cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky and Kurt Russell. In addition to Theron, the series welcomes newcomers Scott Eastwood and Oscar® winner Helen Mirren. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) and produced by returning producers Neal H. Moritz, Michael Fottrell and Diesel.
The Fate of the Furious zooms into theatres on April 14th, 2017

Are you ready for the teaser for ‘THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS’!

The eighth installment in the popular franchise The Fast and the Furious is officially called The Fate of the Furious and now we have a teaser to the trailer which will debut on Sunday on Facebook!

Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired from the game—and the rest of the crew has been exonerated—the globetrotting team has found a semblance of a normal life.  But when a mysterious woman (Oscar® winner Charlize Theron) seduces Dom into the world of crime he can’t seem to escape and a betrayal of those closest to him, they will face trials that will test them as never before.

From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains off the arctic Barents Sea, our elite force will crisscross the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing chaos on the world’s stage…and to bring home the man who made them a family

The cast consists of Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Dwayne Johnson, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Lucas Black, Scott Eastwood, Kurt Russell, Jason Statham and Charlize Theron. The film is directed by F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton).

Check back Sunday for the full trailer!

In Theaters April 14, 2017

First trailer for ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ already looks better than the first one

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I actually liked Snow White and the Huntsman, and this one has all the greatest elements and more. Like Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain!!

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Battle of The Actors Round 4 Match-Ups! Actors vs Actress Round

Untitled-1Last week, Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Emily Blunt and Helen Mirren moved on as well as Charlize Theron in the bonus bracket. This week are the finals of each bracket! Actors vs Actress! Let’s get it on!

Brad’s Bracket:

Brad's Bracket- Julia Roberts vs Marlon Brando

  • Julia Roberts (62%, 16 Votes)
  • Marlon Brando (38%, 10 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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Jeremy’s Bracket:

Jeremy's Bracket- Daniel Day Lewis vs Amy Adams

  • Amy Adams (52%, 13 Votes)
  • Daniel Day Lewis (48%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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Liz’s Bracket:

Liz's Bracket: Kevin Spacey vs Emily Blunt

  • Kevin Spacey (65%, 17 Votes)
  • Emily Blunt (35%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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Melissa’s Bracket:

Melissa's Bracket- Helen Mirren vs Michael Fassbender

  • Helen Mirren (77%, 20 Votes)
  • Michael Fassbender (23%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 26

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Michael’s Bracket:

Michael's Bracket- Charlize Theron vs Robert Downey Jr

  • Robert Downey Jr (59%, 16 Votes)
  • Charlize Theron (41%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 27

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Battle of The Actors Round 3 Match-Ups! Actress Round of Sweet 16!

Untitled-1Last Week, Marlon Brando, Daniel Day-Lewis, Kevin Spacey and Michael Fassbender moved on to the round of 8 along with Robert Downey Jr who beat Robin Williams to advance. This week is the women’s match of the Sweet 16! Let’s get it on!

Brad’s Bracket:

Brad's Bracket- Julia Roberts vs Melissa McCarthy

  • Julia Roberts (68%, 19 Votes)
  • Melissa McCarthy (32%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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Jeremy’s Bracket:

Jeremy's Bracket- Cate Blanchett vs Amy Adams

  • Amy Adams (52%, 15 Votes)
  • Cate Blanchett (48%, 14 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

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Liz’s Bracket:

Liz's Bracket: Robin Wright vs Emily Blunt

  • Emily Blunt (76%, 22 Votes)
  • Robin Wright (24%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

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Melissa’s Bracket:

Melissa's Bracket- Helen Mirren vs Julianne Moore

  • Helen Mirren (59%, 17 Votes)
  • Julianne Moore (41%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

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Michael’s Bracket:

Michael's Bracket- Charlize Theron vs Judi Dench

  • Charlize Theron (61%, 19 Votes)
  • Judi Dench (39%, 12 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

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Battle of The Actors Round 2 Match-Ups! Actresses!

Untitled-1Last Week Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey and Michael Fassbender moved on with Robert Downey Jr defeating Brad Pitt in the bonus bracket…This week, round 2 begins for the ladies!

Brad’s Bracket:

Brad's Bracket- Julia Roberts vs Sarah Jessica Parker

  • Julia Roberts (84%, 21 Votes)
  • Sarah Jessica Parker (16%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 25

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Jeremy’s Bracket:

Jeremy's Bracket- Cate Blanchett vs Elizabeth Taylor

  • Cate Blanchett (77%, 17 Votes)
  • Elizabeth Taylor (23%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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Liz’s Bracket:

Liz's Bracket: Robin Wright vs Vera Farmiga

  • Robin Wright (64%, 14 Votes)
  • Vera Farmiga (36%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 22

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Melissas’ Bracket:

Melissa's Bracket- Frances McDormand vs Helen Mirren

  • Helen Mirren (71%, 15 Votes)
  • Frances McDormand (29%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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Michael’s Bracket:

Michael's Bracket- Anne Hathaway vs Charlize Theron

  • Charlize Theron (63%, 15 Votes)
  • Anne Hathaway (38%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

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Battle of The Actors Round 1 Matchups Part 6!

Untitled-1Last Week Peter Lorre, Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, and Guy Pearce moved on with Robin Williams  beating Tom Hanks in a close bonus matchup! This weeks matchups we switch gears and return to the girls…actress showdown! Let’s get it on!

Brad’s Bracket:

Brad's Bracket- Melissa McCarthy vs Karen Black

  • Melissa McCarthy (62%, 13 Votes)
  • Karen Black (38%, 8 Votes)

Total Voters: 21

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Jeremy’s Bracket:

Jeremy's Bracket- Jessica Chastain vs Gena Rowlands

  • Jessica Chastain (65%, 11 Votes)
  • Gena Rowlands (35%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 17

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Liz’s Bracket:

Liz's Bracket: Jessica Lange vs Octavia Spencer

  • Jessica Lange (81%, 13 Votes)
  • Octavia Spencer (19%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 16

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Melissas’ Bracket:

Melissa's Bracket- Maggie Gyllenhaal vs Glenn Close

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal (50%, 9 Votes)
  • Glenn Close (50%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

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Michael’s Bracket:

Michael's Bracket- Charlize Theron vs Uma Thurman

  • Charlize Theron (75%, 15 Votes)
  • Uma Thurman (25%, 5 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

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From the writer of ‘Gone Girl’ the ‘Dark Places’ trailer starring Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll & Tye Sheridan looks terrifying

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Michael posted the international trailer back in March, but now the movie has a US release date of August 7th. However, if you’re a DirecTV subscriber, you’re able to rent the movie right now!

DARK PLACES, based on the best-selling author of Gone Girl, directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner, starring Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll, Tye Sheridan – In Theaters August 7

RELEASE DATE: August 7, 2015
DIRECTOR: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
CAST: Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll, Tye Sheridan

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Michael’s Review: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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Visionary director George Miller returns to the franchise that launched his career 36 years ago, with a fourth installment, Mad Max: Fury Road, a film seen as a renaissance of the franchise and quite possibly one of the best action films of the century. The first film in the franchise not to star Mel Gibson as the titular character, actor Tom Hardy takes over as Max Rockatansky, a survivor in the apocalyptic wasteland searching for his place in the abyss. This action packed adventure is a throat punch to your senses and one hell of a wild ride.

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His name is Max (Tom Hardy) and his world fire and blood. Life in this world is reduced to a single instinct: survive, but survival is not an easy task.  Max is a loner running from the ghosts of his past, memories that haunt his every move. Being a loner makes you more susceptible in this world, predators across every dune, looking for any opportunity to kill you and take what’s yours. The perfect introduction, or re-introduction for some, into the world of the mad.

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We begin with Max being captured by the War Boys, the army of tyrannical cult leader King Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Taken to a mountainside fortress called the Citadel, Max is imprisoned and used as a blood donor for a sick War Boy named Nux (Nicholas Hoult). We see into the chaotic nature of the Citadel, where War boys control and harvest the resources for Joe while hordes of desperate survivors beg for even a single drop of water. In need of replenishment of their gasoline supply, Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) drives her heavily-armored War Rig to collect more from Gastown, but instead veers off course and makes a run for it. Joe quickly realizes that his five wives are gone and scrambles his entire War Boy army in pursuit of Furiosa, as well as calling on the aid of nearby Gas Town and the Bullet Farm to assist in the pursuit.

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Nux joins the army and straps Max to the hood of his car, to continue supplying blood. A battle ensues between the Rig and Joe’s forces which leads to a chance for Max to make his escape. Max encounters Furiosa and the wives and reluctantly agrees to let them accompany him. Furiosa informs Max of her plan to make a run for the “Green Place”, a location she remembers from her youth, as a safe place for the wives. As the group begins their journey into the unknown, Nux continues his pursuit of the traitor Furiosa to bring Joe’s prized wives back to him and receive the rewards. With Joe’s army quickly closing in, Max and Furiosa must face the battle of their lives which will test not only their physical state, but their mental one as well.

CHARLIZE THERON as Furiosa in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ action adventure “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Jasin Boland

CHARLIZE THERON as Furiosa in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ action adventure “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.
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From start to finish, Mad Max: Fury Road is non stop action. George Miller attention to detail in his vision of this apocalyptic world is captivating. Miller’s film, essentially, plays as one big chase scene, with a few detours here and there, but the real genius in this film is the use of real-time stunt work in place of CGI. The action choreography in Mad Max: Fury Road coupled with the astounding camerawork is mind-blowing. The sheer spectacle that is the stunt work and destruction of these vehicles is worth the price of the ticket alone.

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The world is riddled with interesting characters using futuristic dialogue which add to the insanity of the landscape. Tom Hardy is compelling as Max. His take on the character plays nicely in concert with Gibson’s version with a few added quirks that remind us that Max is still a man underneath despite his damaged psyche. Charlize Theron is astounding as Furiosa and one of the strongest female characters we’ve seen in a long time. Whether driving with a furious determination or contemplating her life thru all her struggles, Theron commands the attention of the audience in every scene and excels in her ability to make us feel for her character at every turn. The remaining cast, including the wonderful Nicholas Hoult, add to the character rich landscape of this film beautifully, each adding their signature to an already exquisitely acted film.

Overall, Mad Max: Fury Road is a amazing feat of action film making. George Miller has created yet another masterpiece in his apocalyptic franchise, one that I can safely say, honors the previous films with intense care. Do not miss this film.

Stars:

4 1/2 out of 5

After Credit Scene?

None

Trailer:

Full Length Trailer for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is Here

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Warner Bros. Pictures has released the full trailer for the highly anticipated Mad Max: Fury Road! The film is directed by George Miller and stars Tom Hardy as the iconic “Mad” Max Rockatansky, a role previously played by Mel Gibson. You can check the trailer out below!

The film is an apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max (Tom Hardy), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

Mad Max: Fury Road opens in 2D and 3D theaters on May 15, 2015

New Teaser Trailer for ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is Unleashed

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If I wasn’t excited enough, Warner Bros. Pictures has to go and release a new teaser to get me all geeked up again! Check it out!

An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and almost everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order. There’s Max (Tom Hardy), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

The movie also stars Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Nathan Jones, Zoe Kravitz, Riley Keough, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film of George Miller’s Road Warrior franchise and is co-written and directed by Miller. The film opens in theaters on May 15th but will debut at Cannes Film Festival the day before.

 

The International Trailer for ‘Dark Places’ Starring Charlize Theron has Arrived!

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A feature adaptation of Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel Dark Places starring Charlize Theron has arrived and you can check it out below!

Dark Places tells the story of Libby Day (Theron), the sole survivor of the massacre of her family at age 7. The young girl later testifies against her brother in the case for which he is ultimately convicted. Twenty-five years after the massacre, Libby meets with a group of amateur investigators who believe that her brother is innocent of the crime. With the group’s support, she begins an investigation of the events of the massacre, tracking down other witnesses and possible suspects.

The film co-stars Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Chloe Grace Moretz, Corey Stoll, Sterling Jerins, Tye Sheridan and Shannon Kook.  The film is written and directed by Gilles Paquet-Brenner (Sarah’s Key).

Dark Places will open in France on April 8th followed by other foreign territories, with a US release scheduled for later this year.

You can view the international poster below…

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The 35th Annual Razzies Awards Nominees Have Been Announced

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For the 35th year, The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation has announced their nominations for the Razzie Awards. You can check out the list of films and performances deemed to be the absolute worst Hollywood has to offer below… Read More →

New Mad Max: Fury Road Trailer is Here!

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Warner Bros. has released the new trailer for their upcoming Mad Max: Fury Road The film, which is the fourth film of George Miller’s Road Warrior/Mad Max franchise will be released on May 15, 2015. You can check out the new trailer below! Read More →