Watch Carey Mulligan And Zoe Kazan Take Down Harvey Weinstein In First Trailer For ‘She Said’

Universal has hit us with the first trailer for the upcoming drama film, She Said, a dramatic adaptation of the book by Megan Twohey and Jodie Kantor.

The two journalists helped spark the #MeToo movement with their New York Times exposé on Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced Hollywood film producer accused of sexual harassment and abuse.

Two-time Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan star as New York Times reporters Megan Twohey and Jodi Kantor, who together broke one of the most important stories in a generation— a story that helped propel the #MeToo movement, shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood and altered American culture forever.

She Said was directed by Maria Schrader and written by Rebecca Lenkiewicz. In addition to Mulligan and Kazan, the cast includes Adam Shapiro, Patricia Clarkson, Andre Braugher and Samantha Morton.

The movie is set to be released inside a theater near you on November 18, which seems to indicate that Universal believes it could be an awards contender.

Check out the trailer below…

‘Promising Young Woman’ Will Be Available To Rent In Just Over A Week!

One of the top contenders of the upcoming Oscar season is ‘Promising Young Woman‘ the comedy-thriller from director/writer Emerald Fennell.

The movie, which received rave reviews after its debut at the Sundance Film Festival, stars Carey Mulligan as a medical school dropout who avenges a classmate’s sexual assault by luring toxic men “into a web of physical and psychological torture while balancing a budding romance with a local charmer (Bo Burnham) of her own.”

Just the fact that Mulligan and Burnham star in this film is enough to make me excited. Mulligan is an extremely talented actress, and Burnham is just a talented human altogether.

The movie had a limited release inside theaters just after the holidays, but most theaters are closed, so it’s been hard to find.

The good news is that it’ll be released digitally for VOD rentals starting January 15, which is just a little over a week away.

It’s already grossed over $2 million at the box office, which is obviously not much, but remember…it’s an indie film and we’re still in a pandemic. I have a feeling the digital release will be extremely successful.

Check out the trailer below…

Watch The First Trailer For Netflix Film ‘The Dig’ Starring Ralph Fiennes

It’s been a minute since we’ve had a new trailer to share with you all, but thanks to Netflix, we have one today.

The streaming giant released the first trailer for the period romantic drama, The Dig.

The movie stars Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan, and Lily James.

In The Dig, as WWII looms, a wealthy widow hires an amateur archaeologist to excavate the burial mounds on her estate. When they make a historic discovery, the echoes of Britain’s past resonate in the face of its uncertain future‎.

This project is actually based on the novel of the same name by John Preston, which was released back in 2007.

Netflix is set to release the film in select theaters on January 15, followed by a streaming release of January 29, 2021.

Check out the trailer below…

Watch The First Teaser Trailer For ‘Wildlife’ Starring Jake Gyllenhaal And Carey Mulligan

You probably haven’t heard much about this movie, but that’s about to change. Wildlife is a family drama directed/co-written by Paul Dano. It’s his directorial debut and it promises to be a special one.

The film is based on Richard Ford’s novel of the same name. The story takes place in the 1960s, and it features a family falling apart from the point of view of a 14-year-old only child. Gyllenhaal plays the father, who loses his job and decides to take a gig fighting wildfires.

Carey Mulligan plays the wife, who tries her best to keep everything together at home for their 14-year-old son.

The reviews for this film have been outstanding, and some say Mulligan might get a Best Actress nomination for her performance.

Check out the trailer below. It’s scheduled to hit theaters October 19, 2018.

Movie Review: Far from the Madding Crowd – A Choice Between Passion, Contentment and Comfort, Handled Masterfully

This is starting to feel like the year of the overblown movie. From the supercharged cars of Furious 7, to the bubbly animation of Home, all the way to epic superhero movies, every genre seems to be going to the extreme. Even the period romance is getting the steroid treatment. Far From The Madding Crowd is an adaptation of a Thomas Hardy novel, filled with lavish music, beautiful scenery and romantic action.

Far from the Madding Crowd is a romantic period drama that focuses on the young Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan), who is a woman ahead of her time. The story follows her through three different love interests. A sheep farmer, Gabriel Oaks (Matthias Schoenaerts), a wealthy older man (Michal Sheen) and a lady killing young soldier (Tom Sturridge).

While I like is that the writers stayed true to the story, while not dragging it out too long. Far From the Madding Crowd was made once in the 60’s, and was an hour longer. As far as I’m concerned, that was an hour too much. Despite the action in the story, like most Hardy novels, it’s deeply depressing and dragging it out too long makes it nearly unbearable.

Scaling back on the length of the movie was a wise decision on the part of the film makers, as they were able to put more into the costumes, scenery and settings. Another thing to note is that this is less of a story about love, and more a story on the importance of marrying well in Victorian England.

The 1967 version doesn’t quite seem to get that, as they make it all about a lo

ve affair between a woman and three very different men. This one captures the original intent a bit better. Bathsheba wasn’t just an empty headed flirt. She was an independent woman with money of her own, who wanted to marry for love. However, when she does, it results in disaster, before she finally goes with the guy she should have the entire time.

I didn’t spoiler alert that for a reason, by the way. If you haven’t gotten around to reading a novel that was written in 1895, you don’t deserve a spoiler alert.

 

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Mulligan is a charming flirt, Schoenaerts is a supportive friend, Sheen is a manipulative rich man, and Sturridge is the torn romantic you love to hate. Not one single actor in this film laid down on the job and they all brought their characters to life in an effortless way.

The storyline is one of the most standard tropes in romance. A choice between passion, contentment and comfort, and it was handled masterfully in this edition. The lush landscape, powerful score, and intelligent dialog all serve to underscore one of Thomas Hardy’s most successful books.

This is an epically done period drama that currently only has limited release, which is a shame. If you’re a fan of the period drama, then this is one to see. It was done with intelligence and respect towards the original author’s work.

Official Movie Trailer and Movie Poster Below.

WE GIVE IT: 4.5 STARS!
four and a half stars

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