The female revolution in Hollywood continues. In the last couple of years, we’ve had new heroines in the Star Wars saga, a trio of Ghostbustin’ gals, and now an action movie where it’s the women leading the way in the fight for survival. Annihilation stars Natalie Portman as a biologist who goes on a risky mission into an environmental disaster zone, and she says she’s been amazed at the way this latest gender twist has been received.
Annihilation, which also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, and Tessa Thompson,is in theaters now.
Aside from the Star Wars movies, Natalie Portman has steered clear of the science fiction genre. She did, however, sign on for the new sci-fi flick Annihilation, and she told us why she decided to make the film. (Click on the media bar below to hear Natalie Portman)
How has John Cena successfully made the transition from big-time wrestler to full-fledged multimedia superstar? The WWE legend, who stars in the new comedy Daddy’s Home 2, told us the secret to succeeding in all of his endeavors lies in always being open to learning from every new experience.
One of the things about making movies is that, by the time it’s been written, shot, and edited, you have no idea about the cultural atmosphere it will enter when it’s released. The new movie Suburbicon, directed by George Clooney, is a dark dramedy about a 1959 family living in a town that, although it seems idyllic on the surface, holds plenty of dark, dangerous, and violent secrets. Matt Damon stars in the movie, and he told us that although the film is set in 1959, it deals with some of the very same hot-button issues America is facing in 2017. (Click on the media bar below to hear Matt Damon)
Matt Damon’s frequent collaborations with Ocean’s Eleven buddy George Clooney has borne fruit once again with Suburbicon. This time out Clooney is once again the director (his last effort was The Monuments Men which co-starred Damon) but the script is also co-penned by the Coen Brothers.
Gardner Lodge (Damon) is living in a seemingly idyllic suburban neighborhood in 1959. Although white picket fences and manicured lawns are part of the draw of living in a sheltered community, there’s nightmarish stuff that’s brewing beneath the surface. Julianne Moore has a dual role in the narrative as Gardner’s wheelchair bound wife Rose (she was in a car accident) and Rose’s identical twin sister Margaret. Oscar Isaac, who previously worked in the Coen Brothers flick Inside Llewyn Davis, plays an insurance claims investigator who proves to be a nuisance to Gardner’s ultimate scheme.
Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Suburbicon which had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, opens nationwide October 27.