With her recent turn in Netflix’s Outlaw King and the lead role in the upcoming mini-series The Little Drummer Girl, Florence Pugh is primed for A-list stardom. That road will probably come sooner than later as she’s the lead in the drama Fighting With My Family, a project that co-stars and is executive produced by Dwayne Johnson (who plays himself in the flick).
The project is based on the true story of retired WWE superstar Paige (Pugh), a woman who was raised in a family that was filled with wrestling ambitions. Written and directed by Stephen Merchant (The Office, Hello Ladies), the project already has a built-in audience thanks to its WWE connections, but will it go down as one of cinema’s best wrestling films? Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Fighting With My Family opens nationwide February 22, 2019.
Smallfoot, an animated feature that made over $204 million in worldwide box office, hits Blu-ray and DVD December 11 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The digital release is set for December 4.
The storyline centers on a young Yeti named Migo (Channing Tatum) who discovers a human being (which the fellow Yetis call the “smallfoot”) named Percy (James Corden). Along with Migo and Percy’s friendship comes the realization that there is a whole wide worlds outside the snowy village of the Yetis! Zendaya, Common, and LeBron James are among the featured voice actors in the flick.
Special features on Smallfoot’sBlu-ray version include featurettes (“Migo in the Secret of the Yeti Stones,” “Yeti or Not, Here They Come! Imagining Smallfoot”), music videos (“Finally Free,” “Moment of Truth,” “Wonderful Life: In 28 Languages, Sung Around The World”), a sing-along segment, and theatrical promos. The DVD version contains the “Yeti or Not” featurette.
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.”
Click on the media bar to hear Jones talk about what makes Ginsburg and “extraordinary” woman.
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!
Rudyard Kipling’sThe Jungle Book, aside from being a classic, has also made its mark in the annals of cinema. Actor Andy Serkis, who made his feature filmmaking debut last year with Breathe, steps behind the camera once again with Mowgli.
This time out we follow the titular character (Rohan Chand) as he attempt to figure out his true place in the world. After being raised in the wild, Mowgli comes to find a different home with humans, and when these two worlds collide he is inevitably caught in the middle. Featuring the voices of Christian Bale (Bagheera), Cate Blanchett (Kaa) Benedict Cumberbatch (Shere Khan), Mowgli hits theaters November 29 and launches on Netflix December. 7. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Best known for chumming it up with Steve Coogan in The Trip To Italy and The Trip to Spain, Rob Brydon bonds with an entirely different group of dudes in the upcoming feature Swimming With Men.
Directed by Oliver Parker (An Ideal Husband, Johnny English Reborn), the narrative centers on Eric (Brydon), an accountant who is figuratively treading water in his humdrum life. He eventually finds a sense of purpose by befriending other guys who are in need of a bit of a life boost. Their camaraderie, however, isn’t formed by having a few beers at the local bar or attending a soccer game. Synchronized swimming is their form of bonding, and even though these men aren’t the most agile swimmers around, they know how to keep their head above water!
Check out the trailer and tell us what you think (and remember, no one talks about swim club!!).
Swimming With Men hits theaters and VOD on December 7.