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Truth is about to hit theaters (October 16), and it seems both surprising and curiously ironic that it isn’t getting a bigger marketing push. Anything with Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett demands a serious effort to get people into seats, and if you then add Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss, and Dennis Quaid, you have to wonder why you haven’t been hearing about this one almost non-stop for months.
Then you realize it’s a movie about Dan Rather and the news story about the President’s alleged Awol status during Vietnam, and it dawns on you that you’re probably going to this, or not, no matter who they cast and/or how much marketing they throw at you.
- Marc Eastman
Spider-Man is finally where he belongs, back home with his parents after trying to make it work with Sony, who just couldn’t satisfy him emotionally.
Marvel Studios and Sony are up to having an open relationship with the wall crawler, with Sony finally wising up and sharing for the greater good of humanity, as well as a stupid amount of money. Starring Tom Holland, this version of Spider-Man’s going to be the tender age of fifteen and has already been doing whatever a spider can for some time, which means that there’s not going to be an origin story (my tears of joy cannot be contained).
We know who’s going to be Spidey, but the real question is, who is Spidey going to punch in the face repeatedly? That’s the real question here. The Goblin’s are off the table, because there’s been »
- Vince Cicchino
“Hotel Transylvania 2” easily topped the weekend box office, sinking its teeth into an impressive $47.5 million, and providing a big win for star Adam Sandler and Sony Pictures, the studio behind the animated franchise.
Both had endured rough patches at ticket booths of late. Sandler, once among the most consistently commercial leading men in Hollywood, has suffered a series of flops like “Blended,” “That’s My Boy” and “Jack and Jill” that have inspired questions about his bankability. And Sony, which had its inner workings laid bare in last year’s hack attack by North Korea, was subjected to a summer that saw films like “Aloha” and Sandler’s video game comedy “Pixels” rejected by audiences. It has been on the upswing in recent weeks, fielding modest hits like “War Room” and “The Perfect Guy,” but this is the studio’s biggest opening since “22 Jump Street” debuted to $57 million in »
- Brent Lang
Good TV used to be an oxymoron. For many years, hour long shows were filled with situations that just didn't reflect what the viewing public wanted. Half hour shows weren't much better but at least they were funny. TV was seen as a graveyard. The place that actors went when their careers stalled. No serious director worked in this medium. Ever.
Then Reality TV happened and TV seemed to reach it lowest ebb yet. Whether it was couples searching for "true" love, or people getting $100 (after taxes!) for doing gross and disgusting things, it was one bad show after another. So you had bad episodic TV, bad half-hour TV and just awful Reality TV. Then something interesting happened...Cable TV and a little HBO show called The Sopranos.
Filled with real characters, violence, well written dialogue, and just about everything else that grabs viewers, The Sopranos showed that TV could be better than good, »
The first trailer has arrived for newsroom-based drama Truth, which tells the true story of CBS News journalist Mary Mapes, who was anchorman Dan Rather’s producer. Check out the trailer below, along with the first poster…
Written for the screen and directed by James Vanderbilt (Zodiac), Truth stars Oscar winners Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) and Robert Redford (A Walk in the Woods) as Mapes and Rather respectively, alongside Dennis Quaid (The Day After Tomorrow), Topher Grace (American Ultra), Bruce Greenwood (Star Trek) and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men).
Truth is based on the book “Truth and Duty” by Mary Mapes. In the vein of “All The President’s Men” and “The Insider,” it is the incredible true story of Mary Mapes (played by Cate Blanchet), an award-winning CBS News Journalist and Dan Rather’s producer, who broke the Abu-Ghraib prison abuse story, among others. The film chronicles the story Mapes »
- Scott J. Davis
Sony Pictures Classics has released the first trailer for James Vanderbilt‘s directorial debut “Truth,” which examines the story behind the “Rathergate” scandal that reared its ugly head in 2010. Robert Redford plays veteran CBS newsman Dan Rather, while Cate Blanchett stars as his award-winning “60 Minutes” producer Mary Mapes. Rather stepped down from his anchor post after a controversial report on George W. Bush’s service record threatened to derail his career. Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss and Dennis Quaid co-star as the researchers behind the story, and they’re joined by Bruce Greenwood, Stacy Keach and David Lyons. Also Read: Toronto: Elisabeth Moss on. »
- Jeff Sneider
Truth Trailer. James Vanderbilt‘s Truth (2015) movie trailer stars Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Topher Grace and Elisabeth Moss. Truth‘s plot synopsis: “Newsroom drama detailing the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush’s military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.” In the post-Wikileaks, post-Snowden era, the whole […] »
- Marco Margaritoff
Robert Redford is Dan Rather. Cate Blanchett is "60 Minutes II" producer Mary Mapes, who lost her job when the authenticity about a story concerning George W. Bush's alleged draft-dodging came into question. The movie is "Truth." It's got gritty "All the President's Men"-type journo intrigue all over it, so raise a glass of scotch to the ghost of Jason Robards and enjoy the new trailer. And hey, Elisabeth Moss and Topher Grace are here too! Rather, who lost the job he had with CBS News since 1962 thanks to the fallout, gave his full endorsement of "Truth" after seeing it premiere in Toronto. But here's today's essay question: Is this Cate Blanchett's best American accent? I was, frankly, awed by the voice coming out of her mouth. This seems like a pretty obvious Joan Allen role, no? It doesn't even sound like Cate to me. Then again most »
- Louis Virtel
10 years ago, legendary news anchor Dan Rather was forced to step down from his post as CBS News anchor after reporting that President George W. Bush went Awol while serving for the National Guard during the Vietnam War. This fall, the story behind how that scandal unfolded will be told in the new drama Truth, which has just released the first trailer and poster, through Yahoo! Movies. Robert Redford stars as Dan Rather, with Cate Blanchett playing his producer Mary Mapes. Sony Pictures classics has handed out an October 16 release date, following its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Based on the book "Truth and Duty" by Mary Mapes, in the vein of All the President's Men and The Insider, Truth is the incredible true story of Mary Mapes (played by Cate Blanchett), an award-winning CBS News Journalist and Dan Rather's producer, who broke the Abu-Ghraib prison abuse story, »
"Here's to a great story." Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the first official trailer for Truth, the drama about Dan Rather and his controversy in 2004 reporting on the President. Robert Redford stars as Dan Rather, and Cate Blanchett plays Mary Mapes, his cohort at CBS working on putting together the news. The supporting cast includes Elisabeth Moss, Topher Grace, Dennis Quaid, Bruce Greenwood, David Lyons and John Benjamin Hickey. Our writer Marco just reviewed Truth out of Tiff 2015 a few days ago, calling it "an adult drama that pulls no punches and is massively entertaining". This looks pretty dang good, an intelligent counterpoint to the truth-telling in the other journalism film Spotlight. Check it. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for James Vanderbilt's Truth, originally from Yahoo: For more updates follow @sonyclassics. A behind-the-scenes look at news anchor Dan Rather during his final days at C.B.S. News »
- Alex Billington
The new trailer for Sony Pictures Classics’ Truth teases out a great intro for the tragic journalist tale of legacy CBS newsman Dan Rather. 60 Minutes freelance researcher Mike Smith, (Topher Grace) asks senior journo Rather (Robert Redford): “Why did you get into journalism?” “Curiosity,” Rather responds, then asking, “Why did you go into journalism?” Smith answers pointedly: “You.” The film is based on 60 Minutes II producer Mary Mapes’ memoir Truth And Duty: The Press… »
Read More: Watch: 'Truth' Clip Has the First Glimpse of Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett in Action "Truth" centers on beloved newsman Dan Rather and veteran news producer Mary Mapes as they break the story that ultimately broke their careers. The film depicts the 2004 controversy now known as Rathergate, wherein Rather falsely reported on CBS' "60 Minutes" that George W. Bush had gone Awol during the Vietnam War. The ensuing firestorm shook CBS News to its core and forced Rather to resign. "Truth" depicts how the lies made their way to air. The film, which enjoyed its world premiere at Tiff earlier this month, stars Robert Redford and Cate Blanchett as Rather and Mapes, respectively. The drama also features Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss and Dennis Quaid and marks writer-director James Vanderbilt's first effort behind the camera. "Truth" hits theaters on October 16. Watch the trailer above, courtesy of Yahoo!. Read More: Toronto: Dan Rather. »
- Karen Brill
Rathergate was the term given to the newsroom controversy surrounding denounced journalist and news anchor Dan Rather, who was excised from his position at the helm of CBS News after his scathing report on George W. Bush’s alleged war record blew up in the face of both him and his loyal producer and friend, Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett). It’s a fascinating, complex slice of journalism history, and one that will underpin James Vanderbilt’s political drama Truth, which today unveiled a new trailer in the wake of its premiere at Tiff 2015.
Marking Vanderbilt’s directorial debut – following his producing role on David Fincher’s Zodiac – Truth stars Captain America: The Winter Solider alum Robert Redford in the role of the shunned reporter, who shines a spotlight on Bush’s time in the National Guard and questions whether the former Potus went Awol during the Vietnam War.
As today’s trailer suggests, »
- Michael Briers
The film chronicles the story Mapes and Rather uncovered that a sitting Us president may have been Awol from the United States National Guard for over a year during the Vietnam War. When the story blew up in their face, the ensuing scandal ruined Dan Rather’s career, nearly changed a Us Presidential election, and almost took down all of CBS News in the process. The new movie stars Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss, and Dennis Quaid. Written and directed by James Vanderbilt. “Truth” opens in theaters on October 16. (via Yahoo! Movies)
The post Truth Gets A New Trailer and Movie Poster appeared first on Shockya.com. »
- Rudie Obias
Cate Blanchett stars as the 60 Minutes producer who developed the story about President George W. Bush going Awol during his military service in the trailer for Truth. The drama shows the behind-the-scenes portion of the events that led to Dan Rather's resignation in 2008. Shortly after breaking the story, the team's source was questioned and a media with hunt ensued. Knowing the outcome, it should be interesting to see an insider's perspective on the scandal. Robert Redford is playing Dan Rather, opposite Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss, and Topher Grace. The movie will be in select theaters on Oct. 16! »
- Maggie Pehanick
We kind of thought the fall film schedule was pretty filled up, especially from Sony Pictures Classics who already have a rich slate coming, but last month the studio reminded us there was yet another Cate Blanchett film on the way. Based on the "Rathergate" scandal of 2010 — venerable CBS news anchor Dan Rather stepping down from his post after an erroneous report ruined his career — "Truth" is an upcoming drama starring Blanchett and Robert Redford that is the directorial debut of James Vanderbilt, the writer behind "Zodiac," both "Amazing Spider-Man" films and “White House Down” among many others. The movie also co-stars Topher Grace, Elisabeth Moss, and Dennis Quaid. Here's the official synopsis: Truth is based on the book “Truth and Duty” by Mary Mapes. In the vein of “All The President’s Men” and “The Insider,” it is the incredible true story of Mary Mapes (played by Cate Blanchet »
- Edward Davis
One of the biggest success stories of the Fall film festival circuit so far is "Truth," the director debut of "Zodiac" scribe James Vanderbilt which managed to land a massive cast including Robert Redford, Cate Blanchett, Dennis Quaid, Topher Grace, Stacey Keach, Bruce Greenwood and Elisabeth Moss.
The first trailer and poster are now out for the Sony Pictures Classics film which deals with the famed 2010 scandal involving venerable CBS news anchor Dan Rather who retired after erroneous report about George W. Bush ruined his career and almost took down all of CBS News in the process.
The film gets a limited release on October 16th before a nationwide expansion later in the month.
- Garth Franklin
After writing Zodiac and some Sony tentpoles that are best left unnamed, James Vanderbilt embarked on his directorial debut, Truth. The drama follows Robert Redford as CBS anchor Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as producer Mary Mapes in the adaptation of the true 60 Minutes II scandal surrounding the Killian documents. Adapted from Mapes’ 2005 memoir, it tracks their flimsy story that George W. Bush got the upper hand from his father to avoid the draft.
We said in our review, “Unfortunately, just as Vanderbilt seeks to show how politically unbiased Mapes and her crack team were in uncovering what looks to be truth, neither he nor she—whose memoir the film is based upon—are. With a soaring score and lingering shots doing everything but placing an angelic aura around the frame’s subject, Truth is less about finding truth or explaining how fluid the search for it is than to »
- Jordan Raup
The promos ABC has been running for the upcoming “Muppets” series features the network’s other stars alongside the show’s familiar puppet characters. Being treating like real humans is nothing new for the Muppets. For nearly its entire history, the show has set its cast of characters in the real world, employing self-referential humor to skewer the entertainment business. Where the upcoming series will have Elizabeth Banks, Topher Grace and Imagine Dragons making guest appearances as themselves, “The Muppet Show,” the original series that premiered in 1976, had Elton John, Mark Hamill and John Cleese. Also read: 'Muppets' Characters Kermit, »
- Reid Nakamura
ABC has released a new teaser for the “The Muppets,” featuring the show’s characters talking about their new “unscripted” series. “Cameras on all the time,” says Gonzo in the featurette. “Everything is unscripted.” The new faux-reality series is set up as a behind-the-scenes look at the fictional ABC late night talk show “Up Late With Miss Piggy.” Liam Hemsworth, Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks and Topher Grace are among those set to make appearances as themselves on the show. Also read: Retro Superheroes, The Muppets and Bradley Cooper Spin-Off: Why Old Is the New 'New' in Fall TV »
- Reid Nakamura
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