Second Trailer for Romance 'Breathe' with Andrew Garfield & Claire Foy

Breathe Trailer

"No one's ever believed its possible to live as you do." Bleecker Street has revealed another new trailer for the film Breathe, the directorial debut of Andy Serkis, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last week. Serkis' tells the story of Robin Cavendish, played by Andrew Garfield, and his wife Diana, played by Claire Foy. Robin was paralyzed at the age of 28 by polio, but their love kept him alive for years, fighting for the lives of other polio patients and continuing to travel and raise their son. Also starring Diana Rigg, Tom Hollander, and Hugh Bonneville. This film will also be the opener at the London Film Festival, so it will be getting a grand introduction in the UK after first showing in Toronto. This film looks like a very heartwarming, passionate story about overcoming hardship with the help of love. Definitely worth a watch.

 Posted September 19 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Full-Length Trailer for Lady Gaga Documentary 'Gaga: Five Foot Two'

Gaga: Five Foot Two Doc Trailer

"You've gotta leave yourself behind…" Netflix has debuted the full-length trailer for the documentary called Gaga: Five Foot Two, an inside look at the life of Lady Gaga filmed over eight months. Directed by the filmmaker of Banksy Does New York and Me at the Zoo, the film goes intimately behind the scenes with "pop provocateur" Lady Gaga as she releases a bold new album and prepares for her Super Bowl halftime show. This just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last week to quite a bit of pomp and circumstance. The doc will be available on Netflix at the end of this week, so add it to your list and watch it this weekend. The reviews are good! Jazz Tangcay from Awards Daily says it "will fascinate fans and non-fans alike as they get a look inside her world and a newfound respect is born." This actually seems impressive. Watch below.

 Posted September 19 in Documentaries, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Second Trailer for 'The Secret Scripture' Drama Starring Rooney Mara

The Secret Scripture Trailer

"Make up your mind, but leave me out of it!" Vertical Entertainment has debuted a brand new official US trailer for the upcoming release of the romance film The Secret Scripture, the latest from filmmaker Jim Sheridan. Rooney Mara and Vanessa Redgrave play the same woman, named Roseanne McNulty, who grew up in the midst of the religious and political upheavals in Ireland during the 1920s and '30s. The story starts with Redgrave in a mental institution, where she has kept a diary of "secret scriptures" from her life. It flashes back to tell her story growing up, which is when Mara takes over. The cast also features Jack Reynor, Aidan Turner, Theo James, Eric Bana, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor and Omar Sharif Jr. This doesn't look any better than it did last year when the first international trailer arrived, and it's never a good sign when the film is delayed for a year to a rather quiet US release. But you never know. Check it out below.

 Posted September 19 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Donnie Yen in Official US Trailer for Crime Film 'Chasing the Dragon'

Chasing the Dragon Trailer

"Whatever I get in the future, you will get half." Well Go USA has unveiled two official trailers for the Hong Kong action film Chasing the Dragon, from directors Jason Kwan & Jing Wong. This true story is about a drug lord in the 1960s, who snuck into British-ruled Hong Kong as an illegal immigrant. Donnie Yen stars as "Crippled Ho", who uses his combat skills to get deep into the underground world before being physically ruined. He eventually works under the control of Chief Detective Sergeant, Lee Rock, played Andy Lau, until the Independent Commission Against Corruption (aka the ICAC) in 1974. The full cast includes Philip Keung, Kang Yu, Kent Cheng, and Bryan Larkin. This looks cool but also totally crazy, almost like a parody more than a drama. It also seems like there might be a few badass action scenes hidden in this film.

 Posted September 19 in Foreign Film, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Full Trailer for Documentary 'Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives'

Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives Trailer

"The greatest record man of all-time." IM Global has unveiled the official trailer for a music documentary titled Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives, profiling the life and work of Clive Davis. Davis is a music executive known for finding and turning many great artists into legends, by supporting their music and knowing how to make hit songs. The doc takes a look at his historic career, starting at at Columbia Records through his trailblazing work at Arista Records and J Records. It's Sean "P. Diddy" Combs who, at the end of this trailer, actually says that Davis is responsible for the "soundtrack for our lives", hence the official title of this doc. There seams to be a great amount of fantastic music docs these days, and this is yet another one to add to the queue, especially if you want to see a unique perspective from inside the industry.

 Posted September 19 in Documentaries, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Meet the Blind Magician in First Full Trailer for 'Dealt' Documentary

Dealt Documentary Trailer

"I represent why you should never play cards with strangers." IFC FIlms has debuted an official trailer for a documentary titled Dealt, introducing us to and telling the story of Richard Turner, a world famous magician who is completely blind. Turner went blind as a child, and then dedicated his life to learning how to do things that one can't do when they're blind - including becoming an expert in sleight of hand and card tricks. I've been looking forward to seeing this doc ever since I first heard about it earlier this year. I love what Turner says in this trailer about how he wants to be known for what he does on its own merit. I wish I could go see him perform live somewhere. This really seems like a fascinating and fantastic doc. Deal me in.

 Posted September 18 in Documentaries, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Blake Lively in Official Trailer for Marc Forster's Drama 'All I See Is You'

All I See Is You Trailer

"Well, we don't really know what me is, do we?" Open Road Films has unveiled an official trailer for All I See Is You, the latest from director Marc Forster (of Stranger Than Fiction, The Kite Runner, Quantum of Solace, World War Z). Blake Lively stars as a woman who was blinded in a near-fatal car accident when she was young. She now lives in Thailand, happily married to her husband, played by Jason Clarke. When she receives implants and can see again, their lives and relationship are upended by the truths that come to light. The cast includes Yvonne Strahovski, Danny Huston, Ahna O'Reilly, and Wes Chatham. This seems like an odd relationship drama that has been quietly sitting on the shelf all year. It almost seems like there's some twist in this where it turns out he's a serial killer, or something, I can't really tell. Take a look.

 Posted September 18 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

First Trailer for Crime Drama 'November Criminals' with Ansel Elgort

November Criminals Trailer

"My friend just got killed… You can't expect me just to sit around and not do anything about it!" Sony has debuted the first official trailer for a crime drama titled November Criminals, from the director of Anvil: The Story of Anvil and Hitchcock previously. Adapted from Sam Munson's novel of the same name, the story is about a high schooler who takes on his own investigation of a murder in Washington D.C. The film stars Ansel Elgort and Chloe Grace Moretz, along with Catherine Keener, David Strathairn, Cory Hardrict, Terry Kinney, Danny Flaherty, Victor Williams, and Tessa Albertson. Maybe it is just because I'm seeing Ansel Elgort once again, but this reminds me of so many other films recently, including Paper Towns and Netflix's "13 Reasons Why". Here's to hoping it's good, but I'm not entirely sure just yet.

 Posted September 18 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Morgan Freeman in Full Trailer for Action Comedy 'Just Getting Started'

Just Getting Started Trailer

"I've got a big secret, wanna hear?" Broad Green Pictures has unveiled an official trailer for the new old-timers action comedy Just Getting Started, formerly titled Villa Capri until this official trailer arrived. From director Ron Shelton (of Bull Durham, White Men Can't Jump, Tin Cup) the film is about an ex-FBI agent and an ex-mob lawyer in the witness protection program who have to get over their petty old folks' home rivalry in order to save themselves from a mob hit. Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones star, with a cast including Glenne Headly, Rene Russo, Joe Pantoliano, Elizabeth Ashley, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Graham Beckel, and Mel Raido. This seems to be another one of those super cheesy "old people can still be funny" comedies we see all the time that really aren't that funny. This is definitely not for me.

 Posted September 18 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Official Trailer for 'Te Ata' Biopic About a Native American Performer

Te Ata Trailer

"What can you show me that I haven't seen before?" Paladin has debuted the official trailer and poster for an indie biopic titled Te Ata (pronounced TAY AH-TAH), telling the true story of the renowned Chickasaw storyteller who entertained at the White House, befriended the First Lady, performed for European Royalty and on stages around the world in an illustrious career that spanned more than sixty years. Native American actress Q'orianka Kilcher stars as Mary Thompson Fisher (aka Te Ata Thompson Fisher), who dreamed of being on Broadway but was constantly rejected. Born in Indian Territory, and raised on the songs and stories of her Chickasaw tribe, Te Ata's journey to find her true calling led her through isolation, discovery, and love. The cast includes Graham Greene, Gil Birmingham, Brigid Brannagh, Mackenzie Astin, and Cindy Pickett. If you're curious about this film at all, the trailer is definitely worth a quick look. Enjoy.

 Posted September 18 in Indies, To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Elisabeth Moss in First Trailer for HBO's New Short Film 'Tokyo Project'

Tokyo Project Trailer

"You ever spend the night with a stranger?" HBO has unveiled a trailer for a short film they're debuting this October. Tokyo Project is a 30-minute short from director Richard Shepard (Dom Hemingway, The Hunting Party, The Matador), produced by Lena Dunham. Ebon Moss-Bachrach stars as Sebastian, a man on a business trip to Tokyo. He keeps running into a mysterious woman named Claire, as played by Elisabeth Moss. They eventually hook up, but also end up dealing with their own sordid pasts. Co-starring Shu Kakizawa. This obviously reminds me of Lost in Translation, but hopefully it's a bit different. I am always up for anything with Elisabeth Moss, because she is so talented, and this looks like it could be good.

 Posted September 18 in To Watch, Trailer | Comments

Prolific American Actor Harry Dean Stanton Has Passed Away at 91

Harry Dean Stanton

Sad news to report about a very talented, beloved actor. Harry Dean Stanton has died at age 91 (report via The Guardian) at a hospital in Los Angeles. Stanton has a legendary, prolific actor who appeared in over 100 different roles throughout the years. Many may recognize him because he's probably been in something you've seen, or a movie you love, there's no question about it. Roger Ebert even created the "Stanton-Walsh Rule", saying: "No movie featuring either Harry Dean Stanton or M. Emmet Walsh in a supporting role can be altogether bad." Stanton most recently appeared on the new "Twin Peaks" show, playing Carl Rodd, and has a film out this year (titled Lucky). He also dabbled in writing and music, but ended up sticking to acting.

 Posted September 16 in Movie News, Obituaries | Comments

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