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The trailer for Their Finest is selling a movie that looks to scratch a number of very specific itches. It looks like a war movie about life in England during the London Blitz, when air raids by German planes were a daily fact of life. It looks like a movie about institutionalized sexism, as Gemma […]
- Jacob Hall
100 Streets tells three different interlocking stories that take place in the same London neighborhood. Two of those stories fuse pretty well while the other is fine on its own but really doesn’t connect at all and feels out of place. All is rendered inconsequential, however, in a doozy of a last twenty minutes. Each story culminates in a barrage of conveniently laid occurrences leading to overly melodramatic outcomes for all characters that will have you throwing your hands up in the air and possibly even letting out a giggle.
The first story deals with Kingsley (Franz Drameh), a bright young man from a broken home that’s mixed up in street crime. Not unlike Drameh’s character Firestorm on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Kingsley spits fire as well. Or rather, he likes to write and recite poetry. While performing community service at the local cemetery for his most recent arrest, »
- Joseph Hernandez
The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its upcoming 32nd edition, including its international gala event and opening and closing films.
Running from Feb. 1-11, the festival will open with the world premiere of the documentary “Charged,” and will close on a period note with Lone Scherfig’s comedy-drama “Their Finest,” which stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy.
This year’s festival will offer a wide array of films from over 50 countries, and will feature 51 world premieres and 64 Us premieres, along with tributes to the year’s top talent, and panel discussions.
The festival will kick off the festival on Wednesday, Feb. 1, with a screening of “Charged,” a documentary directed by Phillip Baribeau, which chronicles the journey of chef and outdoorsman, Eduardo Garcia and his recovery after being electrocuted by 2,400 volts of electricity, miles from help in the Montana backcountry. Garcia had his hand amputated, »
- Will Thorne
Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our semi-regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest movie trailers including Chips, Their Finest, Raw, Sadako vs Kayako, Kong: Skull Island, The Founder, the restored release of John Waters’ Multiple Maniacs and the fifth season of Prison Break.
Jon Baker (Dax Shepard) and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello (Michael Peña) have just joined the California Highway Patrol (Chp) in Los Angeles but for very different reasons. Baker is a beaten up pro motorbiker trying to put his life and marriage back together. Poncherello is a cocky undercover Federal agent investigating a multi-million dollar heist that may be an inside job—inside the Chp. The inexperienced rookie and hardened pro are teamed together, but clash more than click, so kickstarting a partnership is easier said than done. But with Baker’s bike »
- Phil Wheat
"Between us - we'll have them weeping in the aisles." An official UK trailer has debuted for the latest film from acclaimed director Lone Scherfig, of the films The Riot Club, One Day and An Education (one of my favorites). Her latest is a WWII-set comedy titled Their Finest about a British film crew that attempts to boost morale by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg. Gemma Arterton stars as a writer, along with an impressive ensemble including Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Paul Ritter, Rachael Stirling, Richard E. Grant, Henry Goodman, Jake Lacy, Jeremy Irons, Eddie Marsan and Helen McCrory. This is also playing at the Sundance Film Festival coming up, and it looks like it's worth catching. Here's the official UK trailer for Lone Scherfig's Their Finest, direct from YouTube (via Tfs): Catrin lives with her struggling artist husband in WWII-era London. Assuming she »
- Alex Billington
Nikkatsu has released the first trailer for Sion Sono’s “Anti-Porno,” with which the iconic Japanese studio is relaunching its famed (and infamous) Roman Porno (short for romantic pornography) label. Watch the trailer below.
The film premiered last year at L’Etrange Festival in France, where it was praised for its feminist take on sexuality that does, in fact, live up to its title. For its premiere, the film was described:
“Fashion star Kioko is bored in her apartment, waiting for a meeting with Watanabe, a chief-editor who’s interviewing her. In the domination and humiliation game between her and her assistant, the roles will slowly invert. Unless it’s all fiction?
A very good batch from stakhanovist-filmmaker Shion Sono with ‘Antiporno,’ a film commissioned by Nikkatsu to relaunch its Porn Novel, which the author turned into a personal and metaphysical exercise, »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Lone Scherfig’s World War II romantic comedy “Their Finest” first premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. It also showed during London Film Festival, and it is set to screen at Sundance later this month before closing the Santa Barbara Film Festival on February 11 in advance of its theatrical release. Watch the trailer below.
Read More: ‘Their Finest’ Is A Feminist Rom-Com That Lets Down Its Ladies
“Their Finest” follows a female scriptwriter (Gemma Arterton) who is hired by the British Ministry of Information to change the female dialogue in the country’s propaganda films during World War II as a way to boost the country’s morale. Her work catches the attention of the very charming lead scriptwriter (Sam Claflin) and, although she is a married woman, they develop a growing attraction towards each other. They team up to make an epic feature about the Battle of »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Ahead of its Us premiere next week at the Sundance Film Festival, a UK trailer has arrived online for director Lone Scherfig’s upcoming romantic comedy Their Finest. Based on Lissa Evans’ novel Their Finest Hour and a Half, the film stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy; take a look below after the official synopsis…
See Also: Read our review of Their Finest here
1940, London, the Blitz; with the country’s morale at stake, Catrin (Gemma Arterton), an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation’s flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered with fellow writer, Buckley (Sam Claflin), the pair, along with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Bill Nighy), reluctantly joins forces on a movie to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the Us public.
- Amie Cranswick
This March, a new generation will be introduced to the inner-workings of the California Highway Patrol with Dax Shepard’s upcoming film “CHIPs,” based on the 1970s TV series of the same name. Written, directed and starring Shepard as Officer Jon Baker and Michael Peña as Frank “Ponch” Poncherello, the first trailer for the buddy cop movie was released Wednesday night during “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Watch the trailer and check out the poster below.
The film follows two middle-aged Los Angeles motorcycle cops who, after they’e tasked with highway patrol, find themselves in a sticky situation when a sadistic ex-cop and his hitmen wreak havoc throughout the city. It co-stars Kirsten Bell, Vincent D’Onofrio, Adam Brody, Rosa Salazar and Maya Rudolph, with a potential special appearance by original “CHiPs” star Erik Estrada.
- Liz Calvario
Considering how much filmmakers love to bring World War II stories to screens, it’s a wonder it has taken this long for Their Finest to be made. An Education director Lone Scherfig‘s latest film combines both filmmaking and war to tell the true story of a British film crew who set out to boost morale after the Blitzkreig by creating a propaganda film. Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Jake Lacy, and Jeremy Irons, ahead of a Sundance screening and spring release, the first U.K. trailer has now landed.
We said in our review, “Ticking off multiple points on the big crowd-pleaser checklist, Their Finest is a romantic dramedy about patriotism set during World War II, with a nice splash of girl-power sentiment thrown in as well. And it has Bill Nighy. Can’t do a middle-brow British prestige picture without that guy nowadays. »
- Jordan Raup
Sometimes it takes more than one festival appearance to make an impression, and while “An Education” director Lone Scherfig‘s “Their Finest” won us over at Tiff, it’s going to get a second crack at creating early buzz with critics and audiences at the Sundance Film Festival this month. And the first trailer certainly indicates that anyone looking for a break from indie quirk or Important Movies, will get a warm, charming picture to curl up to.
- Kevin Jagernauth
Author: David Sztypuljak
World War 2 movie Their Finest has been playing at movie festivals around the globe for quite a while now. Starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Jake Lacy, Rachael Stirling, Henry Goodman, Paul Ritter, Richard E. Grant and with Lone Scherfig at the directing helm, the movie tells the story of a British film crew who attempt to boost morale during World War II by making a propaganda film after the Blitzkrieg. Their Finest is based on Lissa Evans’ novel, ‘Their Finest Hour and a Half’, a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war…
We were fortunate enough to attend the press conference for the film at the London Film Festival in October last year which was attended by most of »
- David Sztypuljak
Last year it was announced that Joseph Fiennes would be portraying Michael Jackson in an upcoming British project, which led to accusation of “whitewashing.” Now, almost a year later, the actor makes his debut as the King of Pop in the trailer for Sky Art’s comedy series “Urban Myths.”
The satirical half-hour show retells supposed events in the lives of public figures, including the urban legend about a post-9/11 road trip between Jackson, Marlon Brando and Elizabeth Taylor, which was written about in a 2011 Vanity Fair article. The recently released clip recreates the event with Stockard Channing as the “Cleopatra” actress and Brian Cox as Brando.
Read More: ‘Kushuthara: Pattern of Love’ Exclusive Trailer: A Western Journalist Falls For »
- Liz Calvario
Following its well-received screenings at Fantastic Fest in the fall of 2016, the zombie mayhem of The Girl with All the Gifts is teased in a trailer that features Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton, and Paddy Considine searching for survival in a living dead landscape.
Lionsgate will release The Girl with All the Gifts in theaters and on VOD beginning February 24th. In case you missed it, check out Heather's Fantastic Fest review of the film.
"The near future: humanity has been all but destroyed by a fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh eating “hungries”. Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects. At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being studied and subjected to cruel experiments. But one little girl, Melanie, stands out from the rest.
When the base falls, Melanie escapes along with Miss Justineau »
- Derek Anderson
There are certain shoe designers who are have been red carpet staples for decades, and their styles are classics for a reason. But this awards season, there are some fresh names who are hot on their heels (pun intended). The five designers below have created some of the most coveted and current red carpet shoe styles around, and this awards season, we can pretty much guarantee they’ll be having Cinderella moments on the feet of the many A-listers who love them. Below, here’s your cheat sheet to five of the hottest “shoecomers,” so you’ll be all caught »
- Alex Apatoff
Ahead of its North American release later this month, a Us new trailer has arrived online for director Colm McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic zombie drama The Girl with All the Gifts. Based on the M.R. Carey’s novel of the same name, the film stars Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine, and Sennia Nanua; take a look below after the official synopsis…
See Also: Read our reviews for The Girl with all the Gifts here and here
The near future; humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating “hungries”. Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects.
At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being studied, subjected to cruel experiments by biologist Dr. Caldwell. Despite having been infected with the zombie pathogen that has decimated the world, these »
- Amie Cranswick
Among IndieWire’s list of Netflix original series to be excited about this year is the period drama “Frontier,” starring Jason Momoa. Before he hits the big screen as Aquaman in “Justice League,” he’ll be seen as the merciless fur trader Declan Harp, a man driven by lust and revenge. Netflix has released the first trailer, check it out below.
The six-episode series is set in 1700s Canada, against a stunning raw backdrop and follows Declan, a part-Irish, part-native American outlaw campaigning to breach the fur trade. “Frontier” is described as a “thrilling action-filled drama revolving around warring factions vying for control of the fur trade in a ruthless game of wealth and power.”
The trailer shows how the other men are out to get Declan, as he “only cares about his own game.”
“Killing him is not enough, we must make an example of him. We must make him suffer, »
- Liz Calvario
Over the past few years, moviegoers have clocked eyes on girls with dragon tattoos and unassuming girls riding along on trains, but in 2017, director Colm McCarthy will introduce The Girl With All the Gifts,
Otherwise known as Melanie, in McCarthy’s post-apocalyptic thriller, Sennia Nanua’s gifted individual is at once our greatest threat and only hope. Forced to undergo a series of harrowing experiments at a military base in rural England, it’s here that Nanua’s youngster begins to display a handful of those special gifts, placing the likes of Miss Justineau and the gruff Sergeant Parks – Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine, respectively – on red alert.
And though it may tout many of the tried-and-tested tropes of the zombie genre – the barren, bleak environments, the Messiah figure – The Girl With All the Gifts has been scoring positive reviews ahead of its bow later this month. M.R. Carey »
- Michael Briers
After premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall, Colm McCarthy’s adaptation of “The Girl with All the Gifts” is set to arrive in theaters next month. M.R. Carey wrote the screenplay based on his own post-apocalyptic novel, with Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine and Glenn Close playing the three leads. Watch the trailer below.
Here’s the premise: “The near future: humanity has been all but destroyed by a fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh eating “hungries”. Only a small group of children seem immune to its effects. At an army base in rural England, this group of unique children are being studied and subjected to cruel experiments. But one little girl, Melanie, stands out from the rest.”
Read More: Locarno Film Festival 2016: ‘The Girl With All the Gifts »
- Michael Nordine
The Girl with All the Gifts is one zombie/infected film to look out for. This title, based on M.R. Carey best selling novel, envisions a chaotic world, lived behind the walls. The fences and walls keep the zombie hordes at bay, or do they? Inside one bunker, an infected girl has the gift of speech, making her the most dangerous infected person ever. The Girl with All the Gifts has already released in the United Kingdom, in 2016. Now, the film is slated to reach the United States, via DirecTV and a few theatres. The film stars: Gemma Arterton, Glenn Close and Paddy Considine. The film's Us trailer is hosted here. The Us trailer is slightly different from the UK one. In the UK version, the young character Melanie talks of her teacher and the monsters. Meanwhile, the Us trailer shows more of actress Glenn Close as Dr. Caroline Caldwell and a medical facility. »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
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