Tom Holland And Chris Pratt Cast An Animated Spell In ‘Onward’ Trailer

Avengers: Endgame stars Tom Holland and Chris Pratt are back together again in no time flat, as they are moving “onward” with a new animation project.

Directed by Monsters University filmmaker Dan Scanlon, Onward centers on two elf brothers named Ian and Barley (Pratt, Holland) who attempt to resurrect their father only to summon just his lower torso!! The siblings have just one day to bring back the other half of their dad before the spell expires.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus chimes in as the kids’ mother, with Octavia Spencer providing the voice of the Manticore. In case you’re wondering, a manticore is a mixture of a bat, lion, and a scorpion!

With Monsters University grossing over $744 million worldwide, one would expect Onward should also be a hit for Disney and Pixar. Watching Pratt and Holland trade one liners while they screw up spells should be a diverting enough experience.Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

Onward hits theaters March 6, 2020.

 

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Montgomery Clift’s Uncompromising Life Takes Center Stage In New Documentary

Making Montgomery Clift aims to take an altogether different look at one of cinema’s finest talents, as directors Robert Clift (Monty’s nephew) and Hillary Demmon diligently scoured through family archives to gain a deeper understanding of the Oscar nominated actor. Though there were tons of phone conversations (recorded by Monty and Robert’s late father Brooks) that spotlight the humor and meticulous nature of Clift, the actor’s life isn’t a question that holds a clear cut answer.

“I don’t think we were really setting out to do something comprehensive about Monty,” said Demmon. “I think we both can recognize that we were never going to know everything about Monty. We weren’t going to be able to have this comprehensive (and) definitive idea. I think in some ways it’s maybe more respectful of his legacy and of him as a human being to let some of the questions about him stay open. And to let him be read in many ways”.

Click on the media bar to hear Robert Clift talk about putting himself into the documentary, an aspect that he felt was the most challenging aspect he faced during Making Montgomery Clift.

Making Montgomery Clift is now out on Digital, On Demand, and DVD.

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Omar Epps Is On The Hunt For Elusive Halloween Killer In ‘Trick’ Trailer

In Trick, Omar Epps plays Detective Mike Denver, a man who shot a killer named Patrick “Trick” Weaver” after he escaped police custody. The event occured in 2015 after Trick went on a murderous spree at a costume party, but then the succeeding Halloweens he reappears and commits more killings. Is this perpetrator the same person Denver killed several years back, or is there more than one murderer in the midst?

The picture is directed and co-written by Patrick Lussier, who’s best known for the Nicolas Cage feature Drive Angry and 2009’s My Bloody Valentine. Trick’s trailer reveals that it may be a slight homage to the Scream series, and the feature does star two Scream vets (Epps and Jamie Kennedy who plays a character named Dr. Steven). Will Trick have a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor in the storyline, or will this be a straight up horror story? Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

Trick hits theaters, On Demand and digital on October 18.

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CinemAddicts Podcast Spotlights Gripping Jai Courtney Drama ‘Semper Fi’

Directed by Henry-Alex Rubin (Disconnect, Murderball), Semper Fi centers on Cal (Jai Courtney), a police officer and Marine Corps reservist who is the de facto leader of his group of friends (Beau Knapp, Finn Wittrock, Arturo Castro). When Cal’s younger brother Oyster (Nat Wolff) is sent to jail after a tragic bar fight, Cal hatches a plan to break his sibling out of prison.

Semper Fi’s strength lies in the palpable chemistry among the men, as brotherhood and sacrifice are the concepts explored in the feature by Rubin and co-writer Sean Mullin. Courtney delivers one of his strongest performances to date (he also starred as a soldier in 2015’s Man Down), and it’s a drama that, in my opinion, is worth a look.

Also covered on our latest CinemAddicts podcast is The Dead Center, a horror thriller starring Shane Carruth that comes out October 11 and Joker.

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Alex Neustaedter Swims The Indie Waters With Riveting Thriller ‘Low Tide’

Low Tide, directed and penned by first-timer Kevin McMullin, is a Jersey Shore set narrative about buried treasure and fractured friendships. Alan (Keean Johnson), Red (Alex Neustaedter), and Smitty (Daniel Zolghadri) are troubled teens who rob homes, and during one of their excursions Alan’s brother Peter (Jaeden Martell) is forced to help them out. When Peter stumbles onto gold coins, greed, secrecy, and betrayal enter the mix.

Alex Neustaedter, who starred in the TV series Colony and last year’s A-X-L, had nothing but praise for McMullin, who remained steady even if the waters were rough.

“He was one of the calmest directors I’ve ever worked with which was very freeing. It really set the tone for the entire shoot. Even though I know that he was dealing with a lot of things, he never revealed it to us,” said Neustaedter. “He was so committed to helping us with our roles but at the same time he wasn’t overbearing. He gave us some space and knew when he needed to come in. He’s just super mature as a director which is really rare from someone’s first film.”

Click on the media bar to hear Neustaedter discuss what motivates him as an actor and why it’s an “always changing” process.

Low Tide is now playing in theaters.

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‘National Enquirer’ Hits The Spotlight With A ‘Scandalous’ Documentary

Before tabloid journalism became a fixture on television, the National Enquirer was a power player in the media market. The celebrity scandals and coverage, which blurred the lines of fact and fiction, have always been suspect, but the shocking headlines and salacious stories have been enough to keep the establishment open for over 60 years.

Scandalous, a documentary directed by Mark Landsman (Thunder Soul), spotlights the ups and downs of the publication, as viewers will be witness to the National Enquirer’s coverage of Elvis’ passing, the O.J. Simpson murder trial, and the Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Featuring rare archival footage as well as interviews from folks in the know, Scandalous aims to cover “the untold story of the National Enquirer.”

Are you fan of the National Enquirer and did you pick up a copy or two while waiting in line at your local grocery store? Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

 

Scandalous hits theaters November 15.

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