10 items from 2015
Finished all the titles on your Netflix list? No worries, HBO Now has a whole bunch of new (and classic) movies coming in September. You can watch Reese Witherspoon's Oscar-nominated performance in Wild, see Angelina Jolie's directorial debut, Unbroken, or indulge in some oldies but goodies, like Bring It On and The Faculty. Here's everything you need to know about the movies and shows premiering on HBO Now and HBO Go during the upcoming month - plus the ones that are disappearing! In case you still haven't gotten to all of them, these are the new movies that turned up in August, as well. Saturday night premieres: Sept. 5: Wild Sept. 12: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Sept. 19: Exodus: Gods and Kings Sept. 26: Unbroken Original programming highlights: Sept. 9: Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Houston Texans Sept. 12: Ferrell Takes the Field Sept. »
Larson has turned in stellar performances in numerous recent comedies, including 21 Jump Street and Trainwreck. Not to mention, her dramatic performance in the 2013 film Short Term 12 was hailed by many critics as one of the year’s best.
Room is directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Frank) and also stars Joan Allen (Pleasantville), William H. Macy (Shameless), Megan Park (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) and Sean Bridgers (Deadwood). In the Us, it will receive a limited release on October 16, 2015 and a nationwide release on November 6, 2015.
- Justin Cook
A lot of former child stars like to run away from their pasts, but not Jenny Lewis! Way back in the day (like, before Rilo Kiley), Lewis appeared in The Golden Girls, Troop Beverly Hills, The Wizard, Pleasantville, and so many other goodies. And because Jenny has both zero shame and a lot of famous friends (see: her last video), she's parodying some of those famous roles in her latest video for the brilliant "She's Not Me." Yep, that's Fred Armisen as Sophia freakin' Petrillo and Vanessa Bayer as Phyllis Nefler. Zosia Mamet, Leo Fitzpatrick, and Feist (!) are in there, too. Is this the best music video of 2015 so far? You're damn right it is. »
- Dee Lockett
Two more The Free State of Jones images have landed online. Written and directed by four-time Oscar-nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games), the Civil War movie is based on the true story of Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey), a Southern farmer who led a rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War. It’s a fascinating story that stretches into his marriage with a former slave (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the establishment of a mixed-raced community in the South, and Knight’s continued efforts through Reconstruction. While I’m definitely excited to see how Ross will follow up The Hunger Games and this is a fascinating story, I hope it doesn’t fall into the “White Savior” trap. Check out The Free State of Jones images below. The film opens March 11, 2016 and also stars Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali. [caption id="attachment_448789" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image via Stx Entertainment[/caption] [caption id="attachment_448793" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Image via Stx Entertainment[/caption] Here’s the official »
- Matt Goldberg
“Ride or die.” Those words only appear a few times in the franchise – most famously out of Vin Diesel’s gravelly baritone in Fast & Furious 6 – but they have become the personal motto for how this franchise has continued, grown, succeeded and become greater with each film. Today, Furious 7, the latest in the series will be released, and it’s a mark of achievement not only that they’ve made it to seven films, but that it only feels exciting for a seventh film about criminals racing cars to be released. The Fast and the Furious franchise is unlike any franchise out there right now, as it has evolved from perfectly adequate popcorn films about criminals racing cars to superb and exhilarating blockbuster action films. No other franchise can say that they only began to hit their creative stride with the fifth film. To understand how we arrived at this point though, »
- Dylan Griffin
Motion picture and television studio Stx Entertainment has announced the beginning of principal photography on the theatrical feature "The Free State of Jones" in and around New Orleans, Louisiana. The "epic action-drama" (as the press release describes it) is written and directed by Gary Ross ("The Hunger Games," "Seabiscuit," "Pleasantville"), and stars Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Keri Russell and Mahershala Ali. Set during the Civil War, "The Free State of Jones" tells the story of defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion »
- Tambay A. Obenson
While Matthew McConaughey has been schilling for Lincoln automobiles lately, we'll now get to see him on the big screen fighting for Abraham Lincoln in The Free State of Jones, a new Civil War drama from Pleasantville and The Hunger Games director Gary Ross. In the film, McConaughey plays a Mississippi man who defected from the Confederate Army and ended up banding together with a group of like-minded soldiers to set out to form their own state as the Free State Of Jones. And now we have the first photo of McConaughey in the middle of a Civil War battlefield, complete with a scraggly, grizzled beard. Look below! Here's the first photo from Gary Ross' The Free State of Jones (via The Film Stage): The Free State of Jones is written and directed by Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Pleasantville). Banding together with other small farmers and with the assistance of local slaves, »
- Ethan Anderton
"Pleasantville" and "Seabiscuit" writer/director Gary Ross in the midst of filming his followup to "The Hunger Games," and it's about as far away from the Districts as you can get. "The Free State Of Jones" finds him teaming with Oscar-anointed Matthew McConaughey for a modest, $20-million budgeted true story Civil War drama. Here's the official synopsis: Set during the Civil War, The Free State of Jones tells the story of defiant Southern farmer Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers, and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. His marriage to a former slave, Rachel, and his subsequent establishment of a mixed race community was unique in the post-war South. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Motion picture and television studio Stx Entertainment has begun principal photography on the theatrical feature The Free State of Jones in and around New Orleans, Louisiana, it was announced by Adam Fogelson, Chairman of Stx Entertainment's Motion Picture Group. The epic action-drama is written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville), and stars Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey (Interstellar, Dallas Buyers Club), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (Beyond the Lights), Keri Russell (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and Mahershala Ali (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, House of Cards).
The film is being produced by Scott Stuber (Ted, Safe House) through his Blue Grass Films shingle, with Jon Kilik (Foxcatcher, The Hunger Games) producing through his Jon Kilik Productions, and Ross producing through his Larger Than Life Productions. Stx Entertainment is producing the film and recently announced plans to release the movie nationwide on March 11, 2016. Im Global »
Gugu Mbatha-Raw had a pretty good 2014, with a pair of critically acclaimed performances that put her in the eyes of a lot of filmgoers. Belle is the one I have seen (the other being Beyond the Lights), and I totally agree with all the raves she has been getting. I do want to see Beyond the Lights as soon as I can, even if I did not hear the best things about it, just to see what she does. With these raves, it was only a matter of time before the Oxford native started getting parts left and right. Gary Ross (Pleasantville, The Hunger Games) has selected Mbatha-Raw to star opposite Matthew McConaughey in The Free State of Jones. If you want a sense of what the film is about, take a gander at the synopsis: Newton Knight (Matthew McConaughey), a Confederate Army soldier in the Civil War, flees the »
- Mike Shutt
10 items from 2015
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