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Trailer: The English Teacher

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  Two days ago we got our first look at the poster The English Teacher and today with the trailer we get to see Julianne Moore in action.

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12 Years a Slave Hits Theaters December 27, 2013

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On the heels of the news that Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave probably won’t be ready for Cannes, Fox Searchlight just issued a press release announcing its release date of December 27.  The pic stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Sarah Paulson, Alfre Woodard, Paul Giamatti,  Lupita Nyong’o and tells the story of  “one man’s fight for survival and freedom.  In the pre-Civil War United States,…

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Finding Dory hits Theaters Nov. 25, 2015

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  Hard to believe we’ll have to wait two years to see but lo, Finding Nemo’s sequel, Finding Dory, will take that long to spring to life. Andrew Stanton will helm, and we can safely say this is to be Pixar’s second ever film with a female lead.  The press release: When Dory said “just keep swimming” in 2003’s Oscar®-winning film “Finding Nemo,” she could not have imagined what was…

Clint Eastwood considering film adaptation of Jersey Boys

Clint Eastwood considering film adaptation of Jersey Boys

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After Beyonce backed out of a Star is Born last October, Clint Eastwood’s musical aspirations stalled. But ContactMusic says he has his eye on the Tony award-winning Broadway show Jersey Boys. The director is reportedly set to take the musical – based around the career of vocal group Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – to the big screen after casting issues have put his next project, ‘A Star is…

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Tommy Lee Jones to Tackle little known subject of female homesteaders

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HR reports that James Spader is the latest castmember to join Tommy Lee Jones’ new film The Homesman, which already will star Hilary Swank, John Lithgow, Tim Blake Nelson and Meryl Streep. There were many women homesteaders and landgrabbers back in the 1800s and the rules were the same for them as they were for the men: hold onto the land and you can keep it.  It’s a subject I’ve been researching, rabbit-hole style, for…

Fox Searchlight positions 12 Years a Slave for Dec 27th release

Fox Searchlight positions 12 Years a Slave for Dec 27th release

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Take some big guns and hand them to people who know a little something about sharp aim and hitting hard targets. Earlier today Fox Searchlight announced via Twitter that they have acquired 12 Years a Slave and plan to position Steve McQueen’s film for the final week of awards season. That’s not to say that nobody will get a look until then. We can expect the 12 Years a Slave…

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Coen brothers bring 10 hours of Fargo to FX

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Television development news continue to be the greatest source of excitement in the off-season. (via THR) FX is moving forward with a Fargo adaptation. Network president John Landgraf announced during his first upfront presentation Thursday that it will launch a 10-episode adaptation of the 1996 best picture Oscar nominee as a limited series during spring 2014. The move comes as the network looks to push into limited series and mini-series…

Only on Netflix: The Wachowskis and Straczynski team up for Sense8

Only on Netflix: The Wachowskis and Straczynski team up for Sense8

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“A group of people around the world are suddenly linked mentally, and must find a way to survive being hunted by those who see them as a threat to the world’s order.” To find out more about this threat to the world order of Hollywood’s choke-hold on film distribution, you’ll have to sign up and suddenly be linked mentally to other Netflix subscribers around the world. (Press Release) Netflix will…

Mike White adapting next novel by Silver Linings author

Mike White adapting next novel by Silver Linings author

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Salon’s subhead has the right attitude: “The announcement comes two days after HBO this week canceled his beloved two-season show, Enlightened.” Matthew Quick’s new novel, called The Good Luck of Right Now, won’t be published until the Spring of 2014 but those who’ve seen the galleys say it involves four people with interlocking storylines and — I’m guessing — closets full of baggage packed with quirks. One character looks after…

World War Z, Trailer Number 2 and Poster

World War Z, Trailer Number 2 and Poster

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JustJared has the poster for the Brad Pitt sci-fi extravaganza, and trailer number 2, just released. “United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt) traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to decimate humanity itself.” Directed by Marc Forster, also starring Mireille Enos and David Morse. Hits theaters in June.