Monday, May 23, 2016

'Beauty and the Beast' Teaser Trailer

Here's your first look at Bill Condon live action remake of Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast,' starring Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Josh Gad as Lefou, Ewan McGregor as Lumber Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.

Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

'Beauty and the Beast' will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017

Saturday, May 21, 2016

'Thor: Ragnarok' Cast Revealed!

Things are shaping up quite well for Taika Waititi 'Thor: Ragnarok' as he has assembled an amazing cast of new comers to join Thor!

Cate Blanchett is confirmed to be the powerful new villain Hela, Jeff Goldblum is cast as the Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson will be Valkyrie and Karl Urban is cast as Skurge! It has also been confirmed that Mark Ruffalo will reprise his role of Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the sequel. The force is strong with this one!

Two-time Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine,” “Carol, “Cinderella”) joins Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Ragnarok” as the mysterious and powerful new villain Hela, along with Jeff Goldblum (the upcoming “Independence Day: Resurgence,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Jurassic Park”) who joins the cast as the eccentric Grandmaster, Tessa Thompson (“Creed,” “Selma”) who will bring the classic hero Valkyrie to life on the big screen, and Karl Urban (“Star Trek” trilogy, “The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King”) who will add his might to the fray as Skurge.

Rounding out the cast for the film is three-time Oscar®-nominee Mark Ruffalo (“Spotlight,” “The Kids Are All Right,” “Foxcatcher”), reprising his role of Bruce Banner/the Hulk from “Marvel’s The Avengers” and Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” “The continuation of the epic Thor franchise will be powerful and unique, and with the additions of Cate, Jeff, Tessa, Karl, and Mark to the cast we have the makings of his most dangerous and heroic adventure yet,” said Producer Kevin Feige. “The sheer, raw talent each of these actors brings to the screen can’t be quantified. Having any one of them join the Marvel Cinematic Universe would be an honor, and having all of them is incredible."  
Thor’s new cast members join returning stars Chris Hemsworth (“Rush,” “In the Heart of the Sea,” “Ghostbusters”) in the title role for the fifth time; Tom Hiddleston (“Crimson Peak,” “The Night Manager,” “Kong: Skull Island”) as Thor’s adversarial, adopted brother, Loki; Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild Award winner Idris Elba (“The Dark Tower,” “Luther,” “Beasts of No Nation”) as the Asgardian sentry, Heimdall; and Academy Award®-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins (“Silence of the Lambs,” “Nixon,” “Hitchcock”) again portraying Odin, Ruler of Asgard. “Thor: Ragnarok,” the third installment of Marvel’s popular Norse Super Hero, is directed by Oscar®-nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi (“Two Cars, One Night,” “What We Do in the Shadows,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”). Kevin Feige will produce the film, joined by executive producers Louis D’Esposito, Brad Winderbaum, Victoria Alonso, Thomas M. Hammel and Stan Lee.

Trailer for Studio Ghibli's 'The Red Turtle'

The Red Turtle (French: La Tortue rouge) is a 2016 French-Japanese animated film directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit (who made the fantastic heart breaking oscar winning short 'Father and Daughter' can be viewed here). The film is a co-production between Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli, it tells the story of a man who tries to escape from a deserted island and battles a giant turtle.

Its currently set for a French release is set to 29 June 2016 and is scheduled for release in Japan in September 2016, no word yet on a release elsewhere.

'Star Trek Beyond' Trailer & Star Trek TV Series Teaser!

Star Trek fans rejoice!  Not only are you getting a new trailer for the third instalment of the rebooted Star Trek films, 'Star Trek Beyond' but also below is a teaser for the new 2017 Star Trek TV series spearheaded by Bryan Fuller!

First up is 'Star Trek Beyond' directed this time by Justin Lin and starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Anton Yeltsin John Cho, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella and Joe Taslim.

In "Beyond," the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

July 22 is when the film hits cinemas!

Next up is the teaser for Bryan Fuller's Star Trek TV series produced by CBS Television Studios, it will launch with a special preview broadcast on the CBS Television Network in January 2017.

The premiere episode and all subsequent first-run episodes will then be available exclusively in the United States on CBS All Access, the Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service.