New ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Featurette Spotlights Expansive Marvel Universe

Avengers Infinity War

In celebration of the upcoming release Avengers: Infinity War, a new featurette recaps Marvel Studios’ ten-year cinematic journey that was leading up to the earth shattering confrontation with Thanos (Josh Brolin). It all started with 2008’s Iron Man, a feature that turned Robert Downey Jr. into a box office star and served as one of Jon Favreau’s finest moments as a filmmaker. The picture also served as a great foundation for the Marvel features to come, as each successive movie has been a success for Marvel Studios.

Click on the the media bar below to hear Robert Downey Jr. talk about how he fulfilled much of his creative goals with the Iron Man experience:

Avengers: Infinity War, co-starring Tom Hiddleston and Karen Gillan, opens nationwide April 27. Will this installment be just as good, if not better, than Iron Man (which is still considered to be one of Marvel’s finest outings)? Feel free to comment below!

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Amy Schumer Hopes ‘I Feel Pretty’ Brings Confidence With Positive Comedic Approach

I Feel Pretty

Amy Schumer and Tom Hopper star in I FEEL PRETTY. Photo Credit: Mark Schafer

With 2015’s hit feature Trainwreck and the acclaimed series Inside Amy Schumer as part of her body of work, Amy Schumer is one of Hollywood’s most talented artists. The new comedy I Feel Pretty, while offering its share of laughs, also aims to pull at the heart strings but, more importantly, inspire confidence for people who need the proverbial kick in the butt.

Directed and penned by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, the narrative centers on Renee Bennett (Schumer), a woman who’s insecure about her looks. After an accident during a SoulCycle class, Renee sustains a head injury that actually helps her see herself as absolutely beautiful. This self-confidence leads her to pursue a job at a beauty company that’s supervised by socialite Avery LeClaire (Michelle Williams) and also positively impacts her love life.

Click on the media bar to hear Schumer discuss how she and her friends relate to the themes featured in I Feel Pretty.

I Feel Pretty opens nationwide April 20.

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Paula Patton Aims For “Great Entertainment” With ‘Traffik’ Tale

Traffik

Omar Epps and Paula Patton star in Traffik
Photo: Scott Everett White

Paula Patton stars in the Deon Taylor directed thriller Traffik, the story of Brea (Patton) and John (Omar Epps), a couple who passionate about each other. Their romance, as well as their lives, are threatened when a biker gang crosses their paths.

“Great entertainment is meant to take you away from your own life,” said Patton, whose previous credits include the overlooked epic Warcraft and Precious. “And in whatever way that is whether it’s to scare you, turn you on, and not make you think about your own life for a moment. That’s what art is meant to do but it’s also meant to educate you and it’s best hopefully (in shedding) a light on things you may not have known about.”

Click on the media bar to hear Patton discuss the evolving bond between Brea and John that’s featured in Traffik:

Traffik, co-starring Roselyn Sanchez and Laz Alonso, opens nationwide April 20.

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Anna Faris Was “Proud” To Flip The Script With ‘Overboard’ Collaborators

Overboard

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Remakes are understandably given a bad rap since many of them fail to live up to the original or simply end up being a waste of time retread that brings nothing new to the table. Though Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn’s chemistry in Overboard is undeniable, the comedic skills of Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez should bring its share of entertainment to the table.

Derbez, seen last year in How To Be A Latin Lover, also produces the film and ingeniously flipped the roles (this time out, it’s the woman who’s the blue collar worker, not the man) to bring a fresh take on the remake. This creative decision is just one reason why Faris was “proud” to be part of the Overboard experience. Click on the media bar to hear Faris talk about why she signed on to Overboard (Derbez is also heard on the clip):

Overboard, co-starring Eva Longoria, hits theaters May 4.

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Selena Gomez Loves Doing ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Movies For The Kids

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

With the previous two films focusing on Drac (Adam Sandler) finding a way to make hotel guests feel at home, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation has Drac getting the chance to relax on the Monster Cruise Ship. The vacation was gifted by his daughter Mavis (Selena Gomez), and though Drac may find romance on the cruise, his love interest Ericka (Kathryn Hahn) has other things on her mind (hint: her last name is Van Helsing).

Gomez, whose previous credits include the features The Fundamentals of Caring and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, is more than happy to be back with the latest installment.

“We’re back,” said Gomez. “It’s great. This is the family. It’s a gang. At this point, we know everybody and they should know us. Well, the family, not us as individuals!”

Speaking of family, Gomez talks about the joy of doing these animated films amidst the presence of an ever expanding family. Click on the media to hear Gomez talk about giving the kids something to talk about with the Hotel Transylvania flicks:

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, co-starring Andy Samberg, opens nationwide July 13.

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Tyler Posey Gets A Cold Dose of Water With ‘Truth or Dare’ Bonding

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare centers on a group of friends (Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane, Hayden Szeto, Sophia Ali, Nolan Gerard Funk) who travel to Mexico as part of their final undergraduate hurrah. What starts out as a harmless game of truth or dare turns into an entirely supernatural occurrence, endangering the lives of each of the players.

Both Hale (Pretty Little Liars, Life Sentence) and Posey (Teen Wolf) are used to working on a tight and filled schedule, and the breakneck production of Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare was something up Posey’s alley. “This movie was really, really, really fun to make,” said Posey. “It kind of changed my life in a way. Big time. It was really sweet. I fell in love (with the cast) and I love working hard and in this movie we had to work really hard. There was really no rest. It was really go, go, go all the time and it was really ambitious (filmmaking). I love that kind of thing.”

Click on the media bar to hear Posey’s own truth or dare experience while making the movie (hint – there was a bit of cold water involved):

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare is now playing in theaters.

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