A teaser trailer for Jurassic World has been released by Universal Pictures. The project, starring Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Judy Greer, and Jake Johnson, hits theaters June 12, 2015. Johnson, who starred this year in the hit film Let’s Be Cops, previously worked with Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow in the first rate 2012 feature Safety Not Guaranteed.
The movie’s full length trailer debuts on Thanksgiving during an NBC night of football (6 pm pt) as the Seattle Seahawks take on the San Francisco 49ers.
Thought it runs barely twenty seconds, the teaser gives us a foreboding tone, as evidenced by its haunting sampling of John Williams‘ score and the somber visages of Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.
You can watch the teaser trailer by checking out today’s Tweet from Universal Pictures:
Paramore will release Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe on November 24, and the expanded digital edition contains a new version of “Hate To See Your Heart Break.” The track contains duet vocals from former The Civil Wars member Joy Williams.
Also included is the never before released 2012 demo “Tell Me It’s Okay”, two bonus tracks “Escape Route” and “Native Tongue”, and 8 live tracks that were performed this summer at Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Paramore’s Hayley Williams was recently named the first winner of Billboard’s “Trailblazer Award,” an honor that spotlights an artist who breaks from convention and inspires new talent to carve their own path. The Trailblazer Award is presented next month at the ninth annual Billboard Women in Music Awards, which takes place December 12 in New York City.
The track listing for Paramore: Self-Titled Deluxe is below:
Fast In My Car
interlude: Moving On
Ain’t It Fun
Still Into You
Hate To See Your Heart Break
(One Of Those) Crazy Girls
interlude: I’m Not Angry Anymore
18. Hate To See Your Heart Break (feat. Joy Williams)
19. Escape Route (Bonus Track)
20. Native Tongue (Bonus Track)
21. Tell Me It’s Okay (Self-Titled Demo)
22. Still Into You (Live at Red Rocks)
23. Decode (Live at Red Rocks)
24. The Only Exception (Live at Red Rocks)
25. Brick by Boring Brick (Live at Red Rocks)
26. Let the Flames Begin (Live at Red Rocks)
27. Part II (Live at Red Rocks)
28. Proof (Live at Red Rocks)
29. Ain’t It Fun (Live at Red Rocks)
Ewan McGregor has been a father figure before, especially in the ways of the Force (apologies for the Obi-Wan reference), but with Son of a Gun his mentoring is of the criminal kind.
Brenton Thwaites, up and coming star of The Giver and The Signal, plays JR, a naive criminal who befriends hardened convict Brendan Lynch (McGregor) during a six month stint at a West Australian prison.
Since Brendan provided JR with protection in the slammer, JR returns the favor and busts him out of prison. Life in the fast and illegal lane may be alluring to the youngster, but someone probably should have told him crime doesn’t pay. As the two get involved in a high stakes operation to rob a gold mine, trust issues inevitably surface, leading to an inevitable showdown between the two.
Son of a Gun debuts exclusively on DirecTV on December 11 and hits theaters January 16. The trailer is below:
Young The Giant have announced dates for their 2015 headlining tour in support of their latest album Mind Over Matter. If you’re also a fan of the group’s “In The Open” video series, the band released their outdoorsy version of “Eros.” Shot at Kraus Springs near Austin, Texas, the video features the band getting their music grooves on next to a tangle of trees and dirt.
If seeing the group on a YouTube channel and listening to the dulcet tones of “Eros” doesn’t satiate your soul, the band starts their headlining tour February 12 in Burlington, Vermont, followed by stops in Athens, Georgia (February 19-20, Georgia Theatre), Madison, Wisconsin (March 7, Orpheum), and Boulder, Colorado (March 9-10, Boulder Theatre).
After the release of their top 5 modern rock hit “It’s About Time” and the record’s title track, the band are launching “Crystallized” as the third single.
Best known for their smash hit “Cough Syrup,” Young The Giant also embark on a series of radio stops next month. A full list of their radio and tour dates are listed below:
3 Dallas, TX KDGE How The Edge Stole Xmas
5 Jacksonville, FL WXXJ Big Ticket Festival 2014
6 St. Petersburg, FL 97x Next Big Thing 2014
7 Orlando, FL X107.3 The Big Orlando 2014
9 Seattle, WA KNDD Deck the Halls Ball 2014
10 Sacramento, CA KKDO Electric Christmas
11 Las Vegas, NV KXRK Christmas Show 2014
12 Oakland, CA Live 105 Not So Silent Night
13 South Lake Tahoe, CA Winter Ignite 2014
20 Honolulu, HI The Republik (Headline Show)
12 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
13 Portland, ME State Theatre
14 Montclair, NJ Wellmont Theatre
16 Norfolk, VA The Norva
19-20 Athens, GA Georgia Theatre
22 Pompano Beach, FL Coastline Festival
25 Columbia, SC The Music Farm
27 Knoxville, TN The International
28 Urbana, IL Canopy Club
1 Urbana, IL Canopy Club
3-4 Columbia, MO Blue Note
5 Lawrence, KS Liberty Hall
7 Madison, WI Orpheum
9-10 Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre
29 Sao Paulo, BR Lollapalooza Brazil
It’s been an eventful year for Jessica Chastain, thanks to her work this year on Interstellar and the relationship drama The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.
Although she’s done solid work in both films, Chastain is getting the most awards talk for her work in the upcoming films A Most Violent Year and Miss Julie.
Opening December 5, Miss Julie is directed by Liv Ullmann, whose illustrious career includes starring in the Ingmar Bergman classics Persona, Cries & Whispers, and Scenes of a Marriage. With Ullmann behind the camera doing her interpretation of August Strindberg’s renowned play, it’s easy to see why Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain signed on the dotted line.
The movie’s official boilerplate is below:
Miss Julie depicts a fierce battle between a man and a woman, a struggle for power and dominance enacted through a cruel and compulsive game of seduction and repulsion.
A country estate in Ireland in 1880s. Over the course of one midsummer night, in an atmosphere of wild revelry and loosened social constraints, Miss Julie and John, her father’s valet, dance and drink, charm and manipulate each other. She, all hauteur longing for abasement; he, polished but coarse – both united in mutual loathing and attraction.
By turns seductive and bullying, savage and tender, their intimacy leads to desperate plans and vision of a life together… Unsure if the morning brings hope or hopelessness, Julie and John find their escape in a final act as sublime and horrific as anything in Greek tragedy.
Miss Julie opens in New York and Los Angeles on December 5. The trailer is below:
Also included is a previous Jessica Chastain interviewed I did several years before, as she talked about the joy she gets in fighting for her movie roles:
All things come to an end, and for Hilary Swank that realization was a bittersweet pill to swallow during the production of The Homesman. Directed and co-written by Tommy Lee Jones, the harsh, unforgiving Western centers on Mary Bee Cuddy (Swank), a woman who risks life and limb to transport three women (Grace Gummer, Miranda Otto, Sonja Richter) to Iowa.
Helping Mary Bee Cuddy in her journey through the Nebraska territories is George Briggs (Tommy Lee Jones), and they make unlikely allies on a mission of survival.
“As an independent woman myself, as a woman who – for all intents and purposes – people will probably call ‘bossy.’ I have a real clear idea of how I see the world and how I want to live (in the) world – and I want to see my dreams realized – I want to continue down my path. So finding a man to walk shoulder to shoulder with me – it could be challenging. Women today have that challenge. So (there’s) a lot of reasons why I love (Mary Bee Cuddy) and the vulnerability of her and her strengths.”
Click on the media bar below to hear Hilary Swank explain why she didn’t want her experience on The Homesman to end:
Shot by acclaimed cinematographer Rodrigro Prieto (The Wolf of Wall Street, Argo, Amores Perros), The Homesman is now playing in select theaters.
On Friday November 14, a New York City press conference was held for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Sam Claflin, as well as director Francis Lawrence and producer Nina Jacobson were among the participants.
During the press conference, Jennifer Lawrence talked about the “complicated” feelings she had in wrapping up The Hunger Games franchise with her co-stars (and close friends) Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth:
It was complicated because it was a long shoot. We were there for 10 months and it was hard and exhausting so there was a part of smelling the barn and wanting to wrap just to give our bodies a break. But realizing that when it was over we weren’t going to . . . we always (had) that and then we go and we do other stuff and then we come back and we have each other again. (And) realizing that was going to be gone was such a complicated mix of feelings.
To hear the audio version of Jennifer Lawrence’s answer, click on the Soundcloud bar below:
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I opens Friday, November 21.
The FOX series Brooklyn Nine-Nine is blessed with solid writing and an engaging cast of characters, which includes The State alum Joe Lo Truglio. One of the squad’s more eccentric and amiable members, Detective Charles Boyle (The State veteran Joe LoTruglio), partookin a clandestine coupling with colleague Gina Linetti (Chelsea Peretti), much to Jake’s (Andy Samberg) horror. Now that their casual relationship is out in the open, one wonders if Charles and Gina will return to the scene of their love crimes or permanently part ways.
Along with his work on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Lo Truglio also co-wrote (with The State compadre Michael Ian Black) and stars in the downright funny digital series Beef, which is a cross between Judge Judy and the most gregarious butcher shop you’re bound to visit (Christopher Meloni is the judge and butcher shop owner in Beef).
I talked to Mr. Truglio about both projects during our brief talk.
I’m hooked on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and one of the many things I love about the show is that each of the cast members get their moment to shine. These are really well written characters.
I agree. That’s a big strength of the show – the ensemble cast. And specifically the characters that Daniel J. Goor and Michael Schur created. We were very lucky that in the first season, because we have terrific creators, to have characters that were very well defined from the get-go and were able to be kind of put up against each other and – they just work really well together. You can very easily see and get an idea of what these people stand for. And that goes a long way in creating all the crazy scenarios we end up getting stuck in.
It’s pretty cool that Stephen Root plays Charles Boyle’s dad and Sandra Bernhard is Gina’s mom.
Stephen Root is one of my favorite character actors of all time. And so the entire cast was over the moon when he signed on and Sandra Bernhard who – The King of Comedy is one of my favorite movies of all time!
And so we’ve just been really, really lucky with the caliber of guest talent that has taken interest and agreed to do the show with us. Yeah – Stephen is incredible.
There’s also a ton of chemistry among the cast members on Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Did that come out of the great writing or did it basically grow from the actors really getting to know each other?
It’s a combination of both. You’re starting off with talented people, many of whom had experience working in the industry and working with other actors.
When you take the fact that everyone’s down to earth – (they’re) cool people that appreciate having a job and (understand) how rare it is to have one. As an actor you start to relax a little bit and enjoy the moment and what you’re doing – and then from there you have these great words that the writers are giving you.
So it’s a combination of appreciating the spot that you’re in, the experience you’ve had up until that point, and the writing.
Yeah, that particular series I co-wrote with my comedy brethren Michael Ian Black. I was on The State a long time ago and that was really the beginnings of understanding how important it was to collaborate for comedy and how much comedy benefits from that (collaboration).
With Beef, the writing consisted of Mike and I taking the leap from what other State members had set the bar with Reno 911. We just took the scenario of a case and wrote it in paragraph form. When our amazing improv actors and comedians came in, (we) had them read the paragraph.
We threw in a few jokes for them so they weren’t left high and dry but in terms of the writing we wrote about 15 different scenarios, in addition to the character histories of Lou (Christopher Meloni) and his family.
But the cases themselves were paragraphs we gave the actors and they jumped right into it. They really made the series what it is. It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad world of comedy with the amount of amazing talent we have on Beef.
On tonight’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX, 8:30 pm et/pt), the precinct is in lockdown mode during Thanksgiving night, with Detective Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) in charge of minding the store. The always organized Detective Amy Santiago (organized, that is, unless she’s late due to a bank mishap) is less than confident about Jake’s managerial abilities, and of course chaos ensues in the department.
Through November 18, Los Angeles is getting a dose of “Cinema Italian Style” thanks to its new partnership with AFI Fest 2014. This year’s edition showcased the 25th anniversary of Cinema Paradiso’srelease, as a digitally restored version of the classic was previewed November 10 at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles.
On Thursday, November 13, actor Francesco Scianna (Fasten Your Seatbelts), director Giuseppe Tornatore (Cinema Paradiso), Human Capital director Paolo Virzi and Human Capital actress Matilde Gioli attended a press conference to promote “Cinema Italian Style” at Mr. C. Beverly Hills.
“First of all, 25 years ago, in this kind of press conference, I was always the youngest,” said Tornatore. “Now I’m the oldest. That’s the difference. But despite this, the screening (several days ago) at the Egyptian Theatre was really a big surprise for me. The reaction of the audience was exactly the same of the reaction of 25 years ago. . . . discovering the movie, after all these years is still alive – and me too (the press members laughed) – it’s really comfortable.”
During the press conference, I asked Mr. Tornatore why love and memory are so intertwined in his body of work (his other films include Malena, The Legend of 1900, and most recently The Best Offer).
One of my favorite shows this season is the NBC show Constantine, as Matt Ryan is more than up to the task as the titular demon hunter.
In last week’s episode Constantine (Ryan) described Zed (Angélica Celaya) as a “psychic smorgasbord” (she’s also a more than capable pickpocket) and their uneasy (and effective) pairing are one of the many reasons I’m hooked on the show.
Thankfully, many of the diehard Hellblazer fans (the comic series that Constantine’s based on) are also giving the thumbs up to the show, and Celaya is more than happy with the feedback.
“It’s surreal,” said Celaya. “Going down to Comic-con in San Diego and then up in New York it’s surreal. I’m humbled doing this role and trying to do my best for the lovers out there of Hellblazer and for the new fans that are coming on board.”
Angélica Celaya elaborates on the reaction she’s received from fans via social media:
Every week they tell me what they see with my character or the storylines – and they get excited for it. These are people who have been hardcore fans. They live and breathe Constantine and they like my work – they like what we’re doing and they like the whole team. That, to me, is humbling because it’s a little scary and tough to do these kind of roles that have already been written out for years. It’s really, really cool honestly to see the fans’ reactions. That’s what keeps us going.
Constantine, co-starring Charles Halford and Harold Perrineau, airs tonight on NBC (10 pm et/pt).