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Friday, July 21, 2017

Baby Driver: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a young and talented getaway driver who works for a crime boss Doc (Kevin Spacey) in order to pay his debts. Doc is the mastermind of the heist while he hires some thugs to do the heist for him. When Baby finally paid all his debt, he wants to get out and settles for a clean job. From there she meets a beautiful waitress Deborah (Lily James) and immediately falls in love with her. However, their love story is in jeopardy as his mobster team needs him for another big heist job. 


When I saw the first six minutes of the film released by Columbia Pictures on Youtube all I can say was "WTF" this is a freaking cool film. I was already mesmerized with the opening minutes as the film wasted no time in providing a stylish heist chase. Thankfully, I don't need to wait longer as we were able to watch Baby Driver's press screening last night. It was simply amazing from start to finish. 


The film is solidly mixed with magnificent car chases and boosted with a killer soundtrack. Director Edgar Wright pulled another rabbit out of his hat as he tries a new recipe for the viewers to feel a different attack during their cinematic experience. With Guardians of the Galaxy having an awesome mix tape - Baby Driver doubles it up introducing a list of their own. No track is wasted as every single beat jump starts the scenes, especially when Baby starts to push the gas pedal. 


As for the cast, Ansel Elgort perfectly suits Baby's character. It is easy to enjoy Elgort's role, especially behind the wheels doing every impossible turn to escape the cops. He clearly excels his acting and finally an action film that can showcase his talent. It is also a good thing that he is surrounded by a great list of supporting characters. From Jamie Foxx's psycho character to the duo of Jon Hamm and Eina Gonzalez that electrifies the screen plus Lily James providing good chemistry with our likable protagonist. 


Overall, Baby Driver is a fast-paced action thriller mixed with a classy soundtrack to die for. Ansel Elgort reveals himself as a dynamic lead. All you need is one killer track and Baby Drivers give you a dozen of it. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 9 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jamie Foxx

Directed by: Edgar Wright
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures PH
Opens August 2 in cinemas nationwide
Sneak Preview: July 24 -25

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Cars 3: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) is already feeling that his racing career is almost over as young rookies completely dominate the race track and sending out retirement forms to his buddies from his generation. After get beaten by Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer) McQueen vows to get better and faster to prove that he can still race. With the help of a new trainer in Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) Lightning McQueen tries an extraordinary training and soul searching before he aims greatness for the last time. 


After a good but forgettable sequel, Pixar brings back Lightning McQueen to the race track as he battles his age to the path of his legacy. Some may say that the Cars franchise is the weakest among the creation of the brilliant minds in Pixar, and the disappointing second part was the reason to put this franchise on the top of the shelf. However, Pixar proves that Lightning McQueen and his crew still have a lot of gas on their tanks as the third and hopefully the final film for this saga was created impressively as the ending was a complete turnaround of what I expected.


The plot was predictable until that last part but like the other films Cars always had that heartfelt story to tell. It may lack that humor to burst those youngsters to laughter, but it surely had that style and appeal on the screen. There is also a slight upgrade to those animated visuals as some of the scenes feel so alive and refreshing to see on 3D. 


The attempt to reinvent this franchise pays off as Cars 3 has the bandages to patch up the damages it left from the previous installment. It's not that I didn't enjoy the sequel, but it is more of putting extra work so it can match the same charm of the first film. 

Overall, Cars 3 successfully reached the finish line with a first place trophy. For me, it passed the greatness of the first film, and this installment serves as the best for this franchise. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 8.5 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Owen Wilson, Armie Hammer, Cristela Alonzo

Directed by: Brian Fee
Distributed by: Walt Disney Studios PH
Opens July 26 in cinemas nationwide  

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Elusive Serial Killer Strikes Again in “THE SNOWMAN” Official Trailer


Universal Pictures has just released the first trailer for its upcoming suspense thriller The Snowman, opening in Philippine cinemas on October 18, 2017. Watch the trailer below:



Michael Fassbender (X-Men series), Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Independence Day: Resurgence), Val Kilmer (Heat) and Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) star in The Snowman, a terrifying thriller from director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on Jo Nesbø’s global bestseller.

When an elite crime squad’s lead detective (Fassbender) investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit (Ferguson), the cop must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

The Snowman is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures.




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Life-Sized Lightning McQueen Model Now on Display at Sm North Edsa

 
MANILA, July 20, 2017 – Former professional car racing champion and popular actor Matteo Guidicelli led the highly anticipated unveiling of the life-sized Lightning McQueen model during the Disney-Pixar's “Cars 3” Mall Event launch at SM North EDSA The Block yesterday.

Fans and families came in droves to witness the big-reveal of everyone’s favorite Piston Cup champ that is now on full display at The Block Atrium.

The `Cars' film series of Disney and Pixar is close to my heart, and Lightning McQueen is definitely one of my most favorite characters that I can relate to due to our similar experiece as a racer,” Guidicelli said prior to the unveiling. “And I'm excited for everyone to see `Cars 3!' It's very entertaining, with lots of lessons to take home.”

 
The “Cars 3” Mall Event is a joint project by The Walt Disney Company (Philippines) and SM Lifestyle Entertainment Inc. (SM-LEI) in celebration of the theatrical release of “Cars 3” in the Philippines on July 26, 2017.

The public is invited to visit the display, have their photos taken with Lightning McQueen and share the experience through social media by using the hashtags #Cars3 and #JoinTheRacePH.

 
The mall event also features fun activity areas where families and kids can play with and purchase the latest “Cars 3” toys from Mattel.

Shoppers can also browse around the cool retail booths that carry the best of “Cars 3” merchandise.

  Disney/Pixar’s “Cars 3” cruises into cinemas on July 26, 2017. #Cars3 #JointheRacePH



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Tom Hardy Displays True Grit as Heroic Pilot in “DUNKIRK”

 
Nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the epic frontier drama The Revenant, Tom Hardy re-teams with frequent collaborator Christopher Nolan (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) in the action thriller Dunkirk (now showing in Philippine cinemas).

Dunkirk opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea, they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

The story unfolds on land, sea and air. RAF Spitfires engage the enemy in the skies above the Channel, trying to protect the defenseless men below. Meanwhile, hundreds of small boats manned by both military and civilians are mounting a desperate rescue effort, risking their lives in a race against time to save even a fraction of their army.

 
Tom Hardy, who plays Farrier, the more senior RAF pilot, had perhaps the most personal connection to the project. “My granddad was at Dunkirk,” he reveals. “He told me about it.”

Producer Emma Thomas says there were other reasons Hardy was perfect for the role. “He’s in a small cockpit of a plane, so his movements are very restricted, but Tom has a very big presence and can use his physicality in very interesting ways. And once again, we have much of his face covered, but the reason you can do that with Tom is because he is such an expressive actor you don’t need to see all of his face. There are moments in the film where all that’s visible are his eyes, and yet he can communicate and tell a story just with that.”

 
Hardy says he was eager to reunite with Nolan, stating, “Chris is the best at what he does. He pushes and inspires me as an actor. I’d jump on any role just to be in the company.”

Dunkirk features a multigenerational ensemble cast, including Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy.

Dunkirk is distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.




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Zoe Kravitz, From “MAD MAX: FURY ROAD” to “ROUGH NIGHT”

 
After receiving acclaim for her performance as one of Immortan Joe's wives in Mad Max: Fury Road, Zoe Kravitz (Divergent saga) now stars as the straight-laced friend who may be hiding a dark side, in Columbia Pictures' new adult comedy Rough Night (in Philippine cinemas August 9, 2017).

Starring Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell, Ilana Glazer, and Zoë Kravitz, Rough Night is about five friends from college who reunite when they rent a beach house in Miami for a wild bachelorette weekend that goes completely off the rails. Just when all hope is lost, they realize there’s more to the story than they could’ve ever imagined.
 
Kravitz plays Blair, the successful, straight laced, proper and seemingly put-together one of the group. However, outward appearances can be deceptive – there is more turmoil going on in Blair’s life than she would rather admit. “Blair is the conservative one in the group,” says Kravitz. “She’s married. She has a child. She’s a businesswoman. She has chosen a more conventional and materialistic route.”

 
But that’s the façade, and then there’s the reality. “Blair is separated from her husband and fighting for custody of her child,” says Kravitz. “She cares more about how she appears than actually connecting with her friends and telling them what’s going on.”

Blair’s stylish look was as much a challenge for Kravitz as portraying any of her character’s emotional baggage. “Blair has these crazy nails,” states Kravitz. “I cannot function as a human with her nails. I can’t text. I can’t button my pants, but, then I realized that is where her head’s at. She’s very much about her appearance and her status.”

In Kravitz, director Lucia Aniello knew she had someone who could accurately capture Blair’s dual nuances in a both a touching and humorous way. “We knew that Blair’s character was going to be tough to play, but Zoë just understood her,” says Aniello. “Blair has a sharp and dry wit, but she also has an interesting depth because she gets hurt all the time, gets back up and dusts herself off and goes for it again. Blair’s resilience makes her relatable and lovable.”

 
Co-star Ilana Glazer and Kravitz’s real life friendship helped inform their characters’ on-screen rapport. “Zoë and Ilana have such incredible chemistry that comes from their off- camera friendship,” says Aniello. “They play off of each other extremely well. It is something organic that cannot be faked.”

Kravitz started working on two films during her senior year in high school: No Reservations, alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart, and The Brave One, directed by Neil Jordan, starring Jodie Foster and Terrence Howard.

Shortly after, Kravitz was featured in the role of Angel Salvadore in X-Men: First Class, opposite Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence and Kevin Bacon. She has also appeared in Divergent where she played the role of Christina alongside Shailene Woodley. Kravitz reprised her role as Christina in Insurgent and Allegiant, the second and third installments of the Divergent series, and co-starred alongside Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy in Mad Max: Fury Road, which received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Picture.

She recently starred opposite Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in the acclaimed HBO miniseries “Big Little Lies,” directed by Jean Marc Vallee. She also recently appeared in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a prequel to the Harry Potter film series, alongside Eddie Redmayne and Colin Farrell, and will reprise her role in the upcoming sequel.

Kravitz is the daughter of Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet.

Rough Night is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.




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Owen Wilson Speaks For Lightning McQueen in “CARS 3”

 
Owen Wilson provides the voice once again for the beloved character Lightning McQueen in Disney-Pixar's Cars 3, due in Philippine cinemas July 26.

McQueen is a world champion racer who’s riding high with five Piston-Cup wins under his hood. Suddenly, he finds himself faced with a new generation of racers who threaten not only his dominance in the sport—but the confidence that got him there. Determined to get back to the pole position, the #95 must decide if his love for racing is enough to fuel the comeback of his life.

We were really intrigued by what happens to athletes who are in the twilight of their careers,” says director Brian Fee. “All Lightning McQueen has ever wanted is to be a champion—and he’s done that. Does that mean his life is over? He doesn’t know anything else.”

 
When we met Lightning McQueen back in the first movie, he was kind of a jerk,” says director Brian Fee. “But you don’t want the audience to dislike your main character—and that’s the magic that Owen brings to Lightning McQueen. He makes the character so likable. And in Cars 3, when Lightning discovers he’s not the superhero he used to be, he gets frustrated. And after the crash, he’s pretty vulnerable. Owen not only brings those emotions out, he adds a lot of entertainment value.”

Wilson says the idea of mentorship really resonated with him, now a father of two. “As parents you try to teach your children,” he says. “You want them to learn the lessons you’ve learned along the way and hopefully avoid some of the pitfalls. I think it applies to the world of Cars, too.

 
One of the most important things in life is finding those mentors,” continues Wilson. “For me, when I was just starting out, it was James L. Brooks. He brought Wes Anderson and me out to Los Angeles and produced our first movie [‘Bottle Rocket’]. He worked with us for a year on the script. To have somebody like that take the time to help us get that movie made—it made all the difference in our lives.”

Wilson sees a lot of himself in Lightning McQueen. “We both really want to dig deep and rev ourselves up. We both say, ‘I am speed’ to prepare for big events. If I were a car, I’d probably want to be a race car, but with two kids now, I’m probably more station wagon.”

  Disney-Pixar’s Cars 3 is distributed by The Walt Disney Company (Philippines).
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Dunkirk: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara

Dunkirk is basically retelling a historic event that took place in World War II where 400,000 men are trapped behind enemy lines. Christopher Nolan remarkably showcased another brilliant masterpiece in this war epic. The film didn't waste time explaining anything and settles to bring the audience to the center of the action. The opening minutes simply created an enthralling atmosphere that takes your breath away. Every second count as the scenes practically rises up the tension and take its viewers to heart-pounding cinematic experience.


Three stories woven perfectly resulting to a massive war picture that is clearly one of this year's best. The land is solidly backed up by three stars who primarily gave everything to make their piece exciting at all means. Newcomer Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard and One Direction's Harry Styles triumphantly played the soldiers battling for survival. These guys know how to act and made their presence felt as the crowd continues to cheer for their safety. The air consists of a grand-scale assault led by two RAF Spitfire pilot played by Tom Hardy and Jack Lowden. It was just exhilarating to watch especially on an IMAX screen that gives you a full picture of the action. The sea is about a father and son  (Mark Rylance and Tom Glynn-Carney) tandem who prepares to sail their small yacht to rescue stranded soldiers from Dunkirk. 


The film relies mainly to the visuals and score. It moves away from the heavy dialogue war fanfare and settles to refreshing war combat. And like any other Christopher Nolan films, Dunkirk is another spectacle created perfectly to the big screen. It may had not have blood, or brutality like what Mel Gibson did in Hacksaw Ridge but Nolan simplifies everything while you can still feel the bullets entering the human body. 


Overall, Dunkirk is a stunning theatrical experience where Christopher Nolan skillfully delivered a relentless nerve racking war classic. It is a film that should be on your must-watch list. Thrillingly one of the best Blockbuster films this year. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 10 out of 10 stars

Cast: Tom Hardy, Mark Rylance, Fionn Whitehead

Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures PH
Now Showing in cinemas nationwide
Experience it at IMAX Cinemas



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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Cara Delevingne Stars in Visually Captivating Movie “VALERIAN”

 
Model turned actress Cara Delevingne stars in the latest action adventure movie “Valerian”,  a spectacular visual and epic event set in a universe beyond imagination, the main events of the movie begin in the year 2740.
 
Classic and familiar, yet wildly exotic and exciting, this epic adventure follows Major Valerian (Dane DeHaan), a roguish government operative and a rising star in the human army. He is an extraordinary warrior with a sixth sense for tactics, and is widely known for his bravery.  Accompanying Valerian on his journeys through space is his intrepid partner, Sergeant Laureline (Cara Delevingne), whose innate intelligence is matched only by her steely determination, fierce independence and impressive displays of strength. As driven and focused as she is in her career, Laureline is more old-fashioned and simplistic in her personal life — she wants to fall in love, get married and have a family. In addition to being an excellent space agent, of course.

 
When Laureline is abducted by the twisted Emperor Boulan Bathor III, Valerian must venture into the red-light district known as Pleasure Alley in search of information and uneasy allies. There, he encounters Jolly the Pimp (Hawke) and Bubble (Rihanna), a shape-shifting performer whose unique talents come in handy as she assists Valerian in a daring rescue of Laureline.  Enduring wild skirmish after epic battle, Valerian and Laureline finally enter the radioactive Red Zone at the center of Alpha, where they discover the dark secret behind their mission and attempt to save The City of a Thousand Planets before time runs out…and a civilization is destroyed forever.

 
For the role of the intrepid Laureline, director Luc Besson needed to find an actress who could live up to the spirit of empowerment embodied by our heroine. Laureline is no shrinking violet, no damsel in distress — she is wholly equal to Valerian: brave, strong, whip-smart, and sharing in a 50/50 partnership in their crime-fighting endeavors. It would take someone wildly unique to embody the character that Besson had fallen in love with as a boy. 
 
 

Delevingne proclaimed her ambition to act just before kindergarten, so she was thrilled by the prospect of working with a director whose films she’d long admired. “As a kid, I remember being mesmerized by the colors and the characters in The Fifth Element, like that amazing blue alien,” she reflects. “I fell in love with it, and it’s remained one of my all-time favorite movies.”

 
Drawn to the space-cop’s take-no-prisoners attitude, Delevingne describes Laureline as, simply, “a badass. She’s a very intelligent, strong woman who holds her own,” the performer says. Still, the character has a softer side. Laureline endures (and enjoys) Valerian’s constant flirtation, but keeps her focus on the mission at hand.  Romance must take a back burner to protecting the galaxy. “She has a heart of gold and is romantic, but she doesn’t want to let her guard down.” The actress pauses. “Laureline ends up falling in love while saving the world.”
 
 
All the sore muscles and professional ablutions were worth it, as Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets will be a delight for audiences everywhere, according to Delevingne. “This film is visually breathtaking,” she raves. “Audiences will be overwhelmed with all the characters they see. The amount of effort that went into every single thing — costumes, design, the art — created an incredible movie.”

 
Valerian” opens in cinemas on July 21 from Pioneer Films. 
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The Perfect Getaway Becomes a Perfect Nightmare in 47 METERS DOWN

 
On the rebound after a devastating break-up, Lisa (Mandy Moore) is ready for adventure while on vacation in Mexico with her sister Kate (Claire Holt). Still, she’s apprehensive when two handsome, fun-loving locals (Yani Gellman and Santiago Segura) suggest the girls join them for a shark-diving excursion on a boat skippered by Captain Taylor (Matthew Modine). 

 
Lowered 16 feet into the Pacific Ocean in a rickety cage, Lisa and Kate catch a once-in-a-lifetime, close-up look at a group of majestic Great Whites. But Lisa’s worst fears materialize when the cage breaks away from the boat and plummets 47 meters - more than 150 feet - down to the seabed. To their horror, the sisters discover they are too deep to radio for help without leaving the cage and making themselves vulnerable to the voracious sharks, and a rapid ascent would lead to the potentially deadly condition known as the bends. With their oxygen supplies rapidly dwindling, the girls do everything in their power to get to safety, even as a series of calamitous events makes it increasingly likely they won’t escape their underwater prison alive.

 
A terrifying tale of survival set in the domain of the ocean’s fiercest creatures, 47 Meters Down stars Claire Holt (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Aquarius”) and Mandy Moore (“This Is Us,” The Darkest Minds). Also featured are Chris Johnson (“The Vampire Diaries”), Yani Gellman (“Pretty Little Liars”), Santiago Segura (“Scream: The TV Series) and Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, “Stranger Things”).

  47 Meters Down is directed by Johannes Roberts.
Released and distributed by Captive Cinema.
Showing August, 28. Nationwide!


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Charlize Theron Plays Lethal Spy in Hyper-Action Flick “ATOMIC BLONDE”


Academy award winner Charlize Theron (“Monster”) stars in her latest kick-ass movie “Atomic Blonde” as Agent Lorraine Broughton, the MI6’s deadliest operative who is sent to Berlin to uncover an espionage ring before the world’s secrets become public.

Theron says that she has truly connected with her role as a top MI6 agent sent to save Britain one kick and punch at a time. “The thing that I liked about Lorraine is the fact that I connected with everything”, she works together with embedded station Chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies but as the clock ticks, everyone who gets close to her, ends up dead.

 
Atomic Blonde” features hand to hand combat action choreographed by Charlize herself, the action is sure to set one’s bones breaking with every stunt, attack and move that she makes. “Right from the beginning it was very clear how I was going fight. How a woman would really want to fight, and, break every bone with her fist.” “It was really intense” she shares.

Director David Leitch (John Wick) sees her as part of the 0.1 percentile that does real action scenes for every role. “She’s Badass!” said Leitch. Stunt director Sam Hargrave says that at first they did not see her being that good in performing her stunts. But after a few hours they knew she would be able to do it.  “When we saw her abilities, that really hit the light bulb for us, we said we got something special right here! Let’s push this.”

 
Theron, who has played all kinds of roles ranging from action to drama, justifies how she, as an actress, can be truly versatile, using her sleek actions, intense sexuality, and dazzling style to show that she can be not just an action star but a lethal spy. 

Atomic Blonde is based on the 2012 Graphic Novel “The Coldest City” by Anthony Johnston and illustrated by Sam Hart.  It was acquired in 2015 by Focus Features for $30 Million.

The film co-stars, James McAvoy (“C-Men” films), John Goodman (“Monsters, Inc.) and Sofia Boutella (“The Mummy”, “Kingsman”). “Atomic Blonde” opens July 26 in cinemas nationwide from Pioneer Films. 

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New Content of Emily Blunt as the Practically-Perfect Nanny From Disney's Upcoming “MARY POPPINS RETURNS” Now Available

We hope you enjoy this special image-in-motion of Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins from Disney’s original musical “Mary Poppins Returns,” an all-new sequel to the 1964 “Mary Poppins” which features a fresh sensibility while celebrating the spirit of the original. The moving image features the practically-perfect nanny in a cobalt blue nanny coat and red hat with her iconic parrot head umbrella in hand.

 

Blunt took to the stage at the D23 Expo in Anaheim this morning, joining director/producer Rob Marshall to talk about the eagerly-anticipated return of the enigmatic nanny, where Blunt offered insight as to how she made the character her own. “I needed to try to pay homage to Julie Andrews but carve out a new space for myself. And we were very loyal to the books,” said Blunt. Marshall shared, “I was incredibly honored to be approached by Disney about directing a sequel.  This is a brand new original film musical from top to bottom, which is very rare, and it is a wonderful opportunity to create something specifically for the screen.”  

Please share this new content with your readers, and be sure to check out “Mary Poppins Returns” when it hits theaters December 25, 2018!
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Production Underway For Tim Burton's “DUMBO” 

Live-Action Reimagining of Walt Disney’s 1941 Classic Animated Film 
Stars Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, Eva Green and Michael Keaton

LONDON, England (July 15, 2017) -- Production is underway for the live-action reimagining of Disney’s 1941 animated classic “Dumbo.” Directed by visionary filmmaker Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”), the film stars Golden Globe® winner Colin Farrell (“In Bruges,” “The Lobster”), Golden Globe winner Michael Keaton (“Birdman,” “Beetlejuice”), Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Danny DeVito (“Batman Returns,” “Big Fish”), BAFTA Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Eva Green (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Dark Shadows”), and introduces Nico Parker and Finley Hobbins in their first film roles. The cast also includes Roshan Seth, DeObia Oparei, Sharon Rooney and Douglas Reith. Katterli Frauenfelder (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Big Eyes”), Derek Frey (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Frankenweenie”), Ehren Kruger (“Ophelia,” “Dream House”) and Justin Springer (“TRON: Legacy”) are producing from a screenplay by Kruger. Nigel Gostelow (“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” “Dark Shadows”) is the executive producer. “Dumbo” is slated for release on March 29, 2019.

Disney’s new live-action feature film “Dumbo” introduces Holt Farrier (Farrell), a former circus star who finds his life turned upside down when he returns from the war. Circus owner Max Medici (DeVito) enlists Holt to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when Holt’s children (Parker and Hobbins) discover that Dumbo can fly, persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Keaton) and an aerial artist named Colette Marchant (Green) swoop in to make the peculiar pachyderm a star.    

Walt Disney’s classic animated tale “Dumbo,” which opened Oct. 23, 1941, won an Oscar® for best scoring of a musical picture and was nominated for best original song for “Baby Mine.”
The creative team includes cinematographer Ben Davis, BSC (“Doctor Strange,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”), Oscar® winning production designer Rick Heinrichs (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Dark Shadows”), four-time Oscar®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”), editor Chris Lebenzon, ACE (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Maleficent”) and BAFTA Award-winning make-up designer Paul Gooch (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”).

Utilizing state-of-the-art visual effects to portray Dumbo and many of his four-legged counterparts, “Dumbo” will be filmed entirely in England, both at Pinewood Studios and Cardington Studios.
 

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‘KIDNAP’ Trailer and Poster: Halle Berry stars in the thriller.

Captive Cinema has released the trailer and poster for Kidnap, the new Halle Berry thriller in which one mother’s heroic attempt to take back her son leads her to ask herself how far she will go to save her child. Check out the Kidnap trailer below, along with the poster.

A typical afternoon in the park turns into a nightmare for single mom Karla Dyson (Academy Award winner Halle Berry) when her son suddenly disappears. Without a cell phone and knowing she has no time to wait for police help, Karla jumps in her own car and sets off in pursuit of the kidnappers. A relentless, edge-of-your seat chase ensues, where Karla must risk everything to not lose sight of her son.
Directed by Luis Prieto (Pusher) from a screenplay by Knate Gwaltney (X-Men: The New Mutants), the film is produced by Gregory Chou, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Erik Howsam and Joey Tufaro.
KIDNAP opens in theatres nationwide on August 2, 2017.
 Check out the trailer below:
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