Director Colin Trevorrow scored a huge hit with Jurassic World, but before that he received accolades for his crafty indie drama Safety Not Guaranteed. Now the versatile filmmaker tries his hand with the coming of age genre with The Book of Henry. The great news, right off the bat, is the ensemble cast is top notch.
The story centers on a suburban mom named Susan (Naomi Watts) who works at a diner with her close friend Sheila (Sarah Silverman).Susan’s blessed with Henry (Jaeden Lieberher), her 11-year-old son who has an active imagination and isn’t afraid of stepping outside that proverbial box. Henry is also a wonderful older brother to Peter (Room’sJacob Tremblay) and he’s also attempting to help a classmate (Maddie Zielger) who harbors a dangerous secret. Will Henry’s overreaching need to help land him in trouble or will he change everyone’s lives in the process?
The picture opens nationwide June 16th and the trailer just made its debut today. It’s wonderful to have a movie that’s not an animated or super hero flick come out this summer, and we’re hoping this movie reaches similar creative heights of previous coming of age dramas (most notably Stand By Me). Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Could actors Toby Jones and Rafe Spall be preparing to become dinosaur gristle? According to Variety, the two actors are in talks to join the sequel to the popular Jurassic World film that starred Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard. Both Jones and Spall recently turned in stellar work on the small screen, with Jones appearing as the mastermind David Pilcher on Fox’s Wayward Pines, while Spall was the patsy financial advisor Reg Whitehead on Showtime’s Roadies. If things pan out, the two actors would join Pratt and Howard in the new Jurassic film, which is being directed by J.A. Bayona.
From Madea to Granny? According to the Hollywood Reporter, Tyler Perry’s 34th Street Films will co-produce an adaptation of the South Korean film Miss Granny for U.S. audiences. There are already six Asian renditions of the film, and a Spanish-language version is also in the works. The dramedy is about a grandmother who magically wakes up in her 20-year-old body and forms a bond with her grandson as she attempts to realize her dreams of becoming a singer. Melissa Finell will pen the script for English audiences, and Miss Granny is expected to arrive in 2018.
Start with Jackie Chan, add a lion, throw in some high speed chases and amazing stunt work and you’ve got the makings of the new trailer for Chan’s latest film, Kung Fu Yoga. The now 62-year-old actor remains dedicated to the action genre, which finds him as an archaeology professor who discovers the rare Shiva Eye and must keep it protected from thieves who want it for themselves. The film will make its debut in China on Jan. 28. Watch the trailer below.
Arriving in theaters today, the highly anticipated blockbuster JURASSIC WORLD promises to dominate the weekend box-office as it thrills millions of audience members. The fourth in the popular franchise that has thrived for decades, the film is a ramped up version of things we’ve seen before but have no problem seeing again (and again and again). Based on characters created by the late MICHAEL CRICHTON and directed by COLIN TREVORROW, the cast, this time around, features CHRIS PRATT, BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD, TY SIMPKINS, JUDY GREER, VINCENT D’ONOFRIO, NICK ROBINSON and B.D. WONG.
As Claire Dearing (the manager of the titular dino-park gone wrong) actress BRYCE DALLAS HOWARD spends much of the movie at the heart of the action. During the recent press conference to promote the film, she recalled a particular scene with an animatronic dinosaur that turned into something quite special.
Arriving in theaters 6/12, JURASSIC WORLD is the fourth installment in the popular franchise originated over twenty years ago. Conceived by the late MICHAEL CRICHTON , the story of a theme park gone horribly wrong has managed to capture the imagination of millions of movie-goers despite (or, maybe, because of) its ongoing feeling of ‘been there, done that’.
Heading the cast this time around, CHRIS PRATT admirably lives up to the title ‘leading man’ and demonstrates why he’s at the top of everybody’s casting list. Probably best known for his role as the lovable doofus, Andy Dwyer, on TV’s popular PARKS AND RECREATION, PRATT took the box-office by storm in last summer’s blockbuster franchise GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and is rumored to be taking over the upcoming INDIANA JONES reboot.
One would think that being at the helm of three of the most popular franchises in movie history would have PRATT leaving TV in the dust but, at the recent JURASSIC WORLD press conference, the actor said that couldn’t be further from the truth. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)