Virtual Reality Through Death

The first trailer has arrived from 20th Century Fox for their adaptation of the video game Assassin’s Creed. Directed by Australian Justin Kurzel the film stars his Macbeth team of Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Hitting theaters in December of this year, the trailer gets a pulsing overcoat of sound that includes a track from…

Single Mom Fever

Out in the US on July 29 and in the UK on August 19, the first trailer for the new comedy Bad Moms has dropped. Starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Christina Applegate and Kathryn Hahn it is basically revenge of the non cardigan-set mothers. Written and directed by the Hangover team of Jon Lucas and…

Women on the Verge

The first trailer from Universal Pictures has dropped for the film adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ novel The Girl on the Train. Directed by Tate Taylor (The Help, Get on Up) and re-located to New York City (the novel was set in London), the film stars Emily Blunt as alcoholic Rachel Watson whose intrigue into the…

Marvel Magic

Benedict Cumberbatch joins the Marvel universe as Doctor Strange and the first trailer has hit the internet today. Joined by Tilda Swinton, Chiwetel Ejiofer, and Rachel McAdams the good doctor’s movie looks a bit Inception-esq. The film will hit theatres in November. Doctor Strange

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Freaks and All

Add this one to your reading lists for the summer. Here is the first trailer for the Tim Burton directed adaptation of Ransom Rigg’s 2001 novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. It is set to release in the US on September 30th. Looks like French actress Eva Green might have finally found a role where…

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Ghostbuster Gals

One of the most talked about and anticipated films of the year, the new remake of Ghostbusters has landed. Remade with a female team the film has been directed by Paul Feig who directed Bridesmaids and, of course, created the gem tv series Freaks and Geeks. Starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and my favorite…

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A Screen Giant

Here it comes. The big screen Disney adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG. Directed by Steven Spielberg with a John Williams score, the film takes on the mighty children’s book that is tender to many a reader out there. Mark Rylance (currently in Bridge of Spies out now) steps into the giant’s shoes. The first teaser…

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Star Treatment

Since its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival the Hank Williams biopic, I Saw The Light, has not been talked about. Pushed from its original award season release, Sony Pictures Classic has finally given us a trailer. Starring Englishman (AKA Loki) Tom Hiddleston as arguably the grandfather of country music as it is known…

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A New Malick Moment

Terrence Malick returns with a new film about the disillusionment of Hollywood starring an American accented Christian Bale. Like a Bret Easton Ellis novel, Bale falls through this trailer setting up a story that could be something different for this reclusive director of Tree of Life and others. Knight of Cups

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A Room of One’s Own

I have delved back into reading a large stack of adaptations that are coming our way. I started with The Martian moved onto Brooklyn and am now reading Room. Written from the perspective of a five year old living in a solidarity room with his mum, the new film has already gotten acclaim from the Toronto film festival.…

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Where The Money Is

Just announced as the closing film of AFI Fest 2015, The Big Short is an adaptation of the Michael Lewis novel. Lewis also penned the novels of The Blind Side and Moneyball, both films which made money and received critical attention. The film stars Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, and Brad Pitt among a slew of other…

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A Tale of Two Jungles

One of my favorite Disney animated features is coming again to the big screen in their live action (meaning CGI) adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. If this will do anything hopefully it will dispel my horrible memories of the 1994 live action version directed by Stephen Sommers. This version will play into our…