Anne Hathaway reteams with her Interstellarco-star Matthew McConaughey in Serenity, a film noir penned and directed by Steve Knight (Locke). The story centers on a fishing boat captain (McConaughey) whose tranquil life is upended after his ex-wife (Hathaway) approaches him with a seemingly lucrative yet criminal offer.
“He has the whole story inside of him,” said Hathaway about working with Knight. “So anytime you have a question, if there is a knot you can’t quite untie yourself, not only does he help you untie it but you get the backstory, you get the logic, you get the through line, you get the inspiration for it, which is just invaluable to the process.”
Click on the media bar to hear Hathaway talk about how there are “so many things” behind Serenity’s storyline.
Sarah Paulson is a huge fan of M. Night Shyamalan’s work, and she actually accepted her role in Glasssight unseen. Paulson plays Ellie Staple, a psychiatrist who aims to prove that David Dunn (Bruce Willis), Elijah Price (Samuel L. Jackson), and Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) are not as powerful as they perceive themselves to be.
“It’s a grounded superhero movie,” said Paulson. “There’s something about it that feels that this is somehow possible and it makes you ask that question, ‘what if’ which I think is such a wonderful way to enter a world and a portal which I always feel like we’re doing when we go sit in the dark with a bunch of strangers and watch a movie. You really enter this universe.”
Click on the media room to hear Paulson talk about the memorable pink room sequence which also featured Willis, Jackson, and McAvoy.
Creed II, which took in $166 million worldwide, hits Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD on March 5 (its digital release is set for February 12).
Directed by Steven Caple Jr., Creed II centers on Adonis Creed’s (Michael B. Jordan) boxing match against Viktor Drago (Florian Munteanu). The showdown is a personal one for Adonis, as his father died in the ring fighting Viktor’s dad Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). Sylvester Stallone returns as Rocky Balboa as well as Tessa Thompson, who stars as Adonis’ significant other Bianca.
Special features on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD edition includes deleted scenes and several featurettes (“From Father to Son, Blood Runs Hot,” “Finding the Authentic,” “The Women of Creed II,” and “The Rocky Legacy”). The DVD version includes the featurette “The Rocky Legacy.”
Matthew McConaugheyreunites with Interstellar co-star Anne Hathaway in the film noir infused thriller Serenity. Directed and penned by Steven Knight, the tale centers on a fishing boat captain (McConaughey) who is living an intentionally obscure life in the seemingly peaceful environment of Plymouth Island. When his ex-wife (Hathaway) shows up and offers him a deal to kill her new husband (Jason Clarke), his life understandably turns chaotic.
“It’s really well written,” said McConaughey. “And Steven is very common sensical and calm about how he goes about everything. He put together a great script, one that I found thrilling and one where I said, ‘that’s one I want to see.'”
Click on the media bar to hear McConaughey talk about the joys of working with his Serenity castmates (which also includes his Amistadco-star Djimon Hounsou and Diane Lane).
Mads Mikkelsen’s work in Casino Royale, the acclaimed feature The Hunt, and TV’s Hannibal has led him to A-list status, and that success only increased with 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Now he’s back with Arctic, playing a man who must brave the elements for survival.
Running at 98 minutes, the picture isn’t the first feature about attempting to make it out through the cold after a plane crash (anyone remember The Mountain Between Us?), but Arctic has the makings of an excellent tale. For one, it’s directed by Joe Penna, a filmmaker who crafted his talents via short films and as “MysteryGuitarMan” via his YouTube Channel. Secondly, it’s headlined by Mikkelsen, an actor whose magnetic presence always increases a movie’s overall quality. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Max Minghella (The Handmaid’s Tale, Horns) makes his feature directing debut in Teen Spirit, a music fueled drama about Violet (Elle Fanning), a teenager who dreams of becoming a top flight singer. Along with the help of Fanning, the project also features music penned by such pop music luminaries as Robyn, Ellie Goulding, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry, Carly Rae Jepsen, and Tegan & Sara.
There is a smidge of Fanning singing Robyn’s hit tune “Dancing on My Own” in the trailer, and one would assume she will showcase her pipes throughout the narrative. Minghella’s late father Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, The Talented Mr. Ripley) was a masterful filmmaker, and it’s great to see him follow in his footsteps. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Teen Spirit, co-starring Rebecca Hall, opens nationwide April 5.