Rob Brydon Takes A “Synchronized” Male Bonding Trip In ‘Swimming With Men’ Trailer

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.

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Mahershala Ali Explores Don Shirley’s Complicated Notes In ‘Green Book’

Mahershala Ali’s career has skyrocketed the past couple of years thanks to his Oscar winning performance in 2016’s Moonlight. Along with a role on the first season of the now canceled Luke Cage, Ali will also be seen as the lead in the upcoming third season of True DetectiveGreen Book, Ali plays Don Shirley, a talented pianist who strikes up a friendship with Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), an Italian-American bouncer who becomes his bouncer.

“I think what really intrigued me about Don Shirley was how complicated he was,” said Ali. “There was just so much to pull from – just the things he was dealing with, the things that he struggled with, the things that he exhibited a degree in excellence in. So just the range of things that I was going to challenged with in tackling was very attractive.”

Click on the media bar to hear Ali discuss his collaboration with Mortensen in the film:

Green Book, inspired by the true story of Shirley and Lip’s friendship, opens in limited release November 16 and expands nationwide on November 21.

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Alex Pettyfer Hits The ‘Back Roads’ Of Noir Country In Directorial Debut

Groomed to be a leading man since 2011’s I Am Number Four, Alex Pettyfer (Elvis & Nixon, Magic Mike) has taken a much different route in his career, and his mesmeric turn in 2017’s The Strange Ones was proof that indie films would be a vital piece to his creative puzzle.

Pettyfer takes things a step further with his directorial debut Back Roads, a film noir driven thriller about Harley (Pettyfer), a man who works dead end jobs to support his three younger sisters in rural Pennsylvania. With his mom (Juliette Lewis) in jail for killing his abusive dad, Harley’s sole focus in life is making enough money to keep his family going, that is until he gets involved with a married woman (Jennifer Morrison). Based on the bestselling novel by Tawni O’Dell, the feature has received excellent reviews since its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival. Fatal Attraction filmmaker Adrian Lyne, who hasn’t worked on a film since 2002’s Unfaithful, is credited as a co-writer on the feature (along with O’Dell). Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

Back Roads hits theaters, digital, and VOD on December 7.

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‘The Big Bang Theory’ Stars Talk About The Show’s Legacy

Now that it’s been announced that The Big Bang Theory is coming to an end after 12 seasons, we can start to think about its place in television history. After all, few comedies in the modern era have been as consistently successful for such a long time. In that way, Big Bang draws a lot of comparisons to a show that topped the ratings for 10 years before it ended, Friends. The Big Bang cast members — including Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, and Kaley Cuoco — know they’ve been part of something special all these years, and they’re honored to be compared to a modern classic like Friends. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jim Parsons & Johnny Galecki & Kaley Cuoco)

 

The Big Bang Theory airs Thursday nights at 8/7c on CBS.

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‘The Predator’ Targets Blu-Ray And DVD Release In December

The Predator, starring Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) and Boyd Holbrook (Logan) , hits Blu-ray and DVD December 18. Movie buffs who can’t get enough of the franchise can also purchase the Predator 4-Movie Collection, which features Predator, Predator 2, Predators, and The Predator. The flick’s digital release is set for November 27. 

The Predator centers on a group of ex-soldiers (led by Holbrook) and an evolutionary biology professor (Olivia Munn) who are attempting (probably in vain) to stop the universe’s most lethal hunters from ravaging the human race. Shane Black, whose credits include Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Iron Man 3, directs the flick.

Special features include deleted scenes, a gallery, and several featurettes (“A Touch of Black,” “Predator Evolution,” “The Takedown Team,” and “Predator Catch-Up.”

Are you a fan of the Predator franchise? What’s your favorite installment? Feel free to comment below.

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Rosamund Pike Journeys Into The Heart of Journalism With ‘A Private War’

A Private War centers on Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), the late correspondent who perished in the Syrian city of Horns. Produced by Charlize Theron, the picture co-stars Jamie Dornan as photographer Paul Conroy.

Along with delving into Colvin’s own life, the feature, from Pike’s standpoint, spotlights the necessity of reporting the news on a deeper level. “It’s also, I think, a film about journalism,” said Pike. “It’s a film that looks into the heart of why people spend their lives telling other people stories and what their belief is . . . it’s a film about a culture that takes time to understand, not a culture that gets a quick fix (with) some beep on a phone that will make you outraged for a second without fully understanding.”

Click on the media bar to hear Rosamund Pike discuss how Colvin is portrayed in the film.

A Private War opens in select theaters November 2.

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