Katie Holmes Encounters A Terrifying Doll In ‘Brahms: The Boy II’ Trailer

As witnessed by Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark and The Gift, Katie Holmes doesn’t mind a scare or two, and in the trailer for Brahms: The Boy II she may have landed her creepiest picture to date.The narrative centers on a young family (Holmes is the matriarch) who movies into an estate’s guest house. The young son makes a new friend with a life like doll whom he says is named Brahms. Christopher Convery (Gotham), Owain Yeoman (The Belko Experience) and Ralph Ineson (The Witch) round out the cast.

One factor that could ensure a sequel’s creative success is continuity, and The Boy filmmaker William Brent Bell and scribe Stacey Menear are back from the latest go round. The Boy, released in 2016 and toplined by The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan, made over $74 million internationally (its budget was estimated at $10 million.

Holmes looks absolutely convincing and invested in the story, as the trailer is downright scary. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

Brahms: The Boy II hits theaters February 21.

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‘1917’ Dethrones ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ With $36 Million Box Office Weekend

1917 was the #1 film with $36.5 million as it dethroned Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (#2, $15 million). Coming in third was Jumanji: The Next Level with $14 million. Here’s the top 10:

  1. 1917 – War film collects $36.5 million.
  2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Feature checks in at #2 with $15 million.
  3. Jumanji: The Next Level – Flick makes $14 million and to date it’s made $257 million domestically.
  4. Like A Boss – Comedy debuts with $10.1 million.
  5. Just Mercy – Fact based drama grosses $10 million.
  6. Little Women – Period feature directed by Greta Gerwig amasses $7.7 million.
  7. UnderwaterKristen Stewart feature has a disappointing $7 million debut.
  8. Frozen 2 – Disney feature makes $5.8 million.
  9. Knives Out – Hit mystery feature, which has made $459 million domestically, rakes in $5.7 million.
  10. Spies in Disguise – Animated movie amasses $5.1 million

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Catherine Deneuve And Juliette Binoche Have A Family Bond In ‘The Truth’ Trailer

Acclaimed filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda received heaps of praise for last year’s Shoplifters, and he’s following that up with his first ever French language film The Truth. The narrative centers on Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve), a revered French actress who is at the center of her universe.

After publishing her memoirs, Fabienne’s daughter Lumir (Juliette Binoche), her husband (Ethan Hawke), and their young daughter reunite in Paris. Family bonds, however, are becoming frayed with this unit, as past truths and conflicts come out to the forefront.

The pairing of Binoche and Deneuve, along with supporting work from Hawke, could turn The Truth into one of 2020’s most celebrated features. Kore-eda’s body of work also speaks for itself, so expect The Truth to receive its share of accolades.

The film opens in New York and Los Angeles March 20 with a national rollout to follow. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus And Will Ferrell Have A “Downhill” Relationship In New Trailer

Director Ruben Östlund’s critically acclaimed Force Majeure has been remade into an American film, and the good news is the feature has its share of A-list talent.

Downhill centers on a family whose seemingly picture perfect lives crumble after a near tragedy during a ski vacation in the Alps.

When an avalanche endangers his family, Pete’s (Will Ferrell) immediate reaction is to immediately leave the premises. This cowardly act is obviously met with disapproval from his wife Billie (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and the rest, as they say, is “downhill.”

The project is directed by Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, the filmmakers behind the first rate coming of age comedy The Way Way Back. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

Downhill hits theaters February 14.

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Terry Crews And Ludacris Hammer It Out In ‘John Henry’ Trailer

John Henry is a folk hero who’s best known for wielding a hammer, and just on sheer physical presence alone, Terry Crews should be the perfect person to play a modern day version of the legend.

Directed by Will Forbes, John Henry centers on the titular character (Crews), a former gang member who is now living a more sedate life caring for his father (Ken Foree). When two immigrants running from his former gang leader (Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges) come across his way, Henry must decide whether or not to put his own life on the line. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

John Henry hits theaters and On Demand on January 24.

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Dean-Charles Chapman Gets Lost In Immersive Experience Of ‘1917’

1917 centers on Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), two British soldiers who are tasked with going through enemy lines and delivering a message to stop a possible ambush on an estimated 1600 soldiers (one of who is Blake’s brother).

Director Sam Mendes wanted to avoid tons of cuts in his film and present his story as one single take, thus giving the audience a seamless storytelling experience.

“There were so many scenes that I just completely got lost in,” said Chapman. “And when they called ‘cut’ I would completely forget who I was, and I was Blake. “There were scenes that were sometimes were six minutes long and doing that was a real honor. I learned so much about the character, about me, and a lot about filmmaking.”

Click on the media bar to hear Chapman talk about the research he did from the film:

1917 opens in limited release on Christmas Day and then heads for a wider release on January 10.

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