Thanks to his work in the two Kingsmen films, Taron Egerton is no stranger to big films, and with Robin Hood he’s taking on an iconic role that was previously played by Errol Flynn, Kevin Costner, and Russell Crowe. Jamie Foxx co-stars as Robin’s mentor and conspirator Little John in the epic adventure.
“It’s a myth that obviously everyone is familiar with,” said Egerton. “But one also that’s really begging (for) a revision and exploration of the man rather than sort of a mythic figure. (The script) is so colloquial and although it’s set in a universe that’s set in Medieval England, it has a lot of relevance and there are sort of themes that feel really pertinent to today.”
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Shay Mitchell (Pretty Little Liars) plays Megan Reed an ex-cop who’s haunted by her past in The Possession of Hannah Grace. Taking the graveyard shift at a hospital morgue doesn’t provide any calming moments for Megan, as an evil spirit may be haunting her latest workplace.
“We all deal with our own inner demons in some way, shape, or form,” said Mitchell. “Maybe not to this degree, but I think people will be able to relate to some part of what Megan is going through on this journey and why, for some reason or another, we always feel like we have to kind of prove it to ourselves when a hard situation comes about.”
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The Possession of Hannah Grace opens nationwide November 30.
The new comedy Instant Familycenters on a couple (Rose Byrne, Mark Wahlberg) who enter the world of foster care adoption and become parents to three children. Filmmaker Sean Anders (Daddy’s Home), who co-wrote the film, took parts of his own life as a parent and infused that experience into this semi-autobiographical account.
Byrne was attracted to the film due to its personal nature, and that was a huge reason she decided to became a part of Instant Family. “To be honest, I don’t know if it hadn’t been,” said Byrne. “Because it gives an authenticity and a sensitivity and intimacy that you wouldn’t have otherwise. For me that was really important and a huge part of agreeing to be a part of it was this was Sean’s story. It’s so important to him, so it make me feel like it’s important to do a really good job more than ever.”
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Instant Family, co-starring Octavia Spencer and Tig Notaro, opens nationwide November 16.
After her work in Rogue Oneand A Monster Calls in 2016, Felicity Jonesdid not appear in a film in 2017. Thankfully the Oscar nominated actress (The Theory of Everything) is back with On The Basis of Sex, a biopic on U.S. Supreme Court of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Armie Hammer co-stars as her husband Marty, with Cailee Spaeny co-starring as their daughter Jane. The film comes on the heels of the success of the Ginsburg documentary RBG.
“It’s her beliefs that have gotten her through,” said Jones. “She’s an incredibly principled woman and she hasn’t waved from those in a second.”
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Toy Story 4is obviously the one of the most anticipated films for 2019, and since the previous movies made up for a highly successful trilogy, the latest installment can go off on a slightly newer direction.
The teaser trailer shows Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen), Jessie (Joan Cusack) and the rest of the crew holding hands and moving around to the tune of Judy Collins’ cover of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now.” Everything seems wonderful and peaceful until Forky (voiced by Veep’sTony Hale) disrupts the positive energy, claiming he’s not a toy!! The film marks the directing debut of Inside Out co-writer Josh Cooley (Toy Story 3, released in 2010, was directed by Cocofilmmaker Lee Unkrich). Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
On the surface, Widows is a heist movie about several women (Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo) who attempt to a pull off a caper to wipe off a debt incurred by their husbands. Since it’s directed by Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave) and co-written by Gone Girlscribe Gillian Flynn, Widows has much more to offer than a visceral experience.
“It tackles everything,” said Colin Farrell, who plays a manipulative politician in the story. “From racial issues to criminality in politics, criminality in street crime, family relationships, motherhood, death, the nature of love, the nature of friendship. It tackles all these very personal and social issues. (Widows is) a filmic treatise on what America is today.”
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