“Silver Linings Playbook” – First Trailer

A trailer has been released for Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper’s next film Silver Linings Playbook. 

Here is a YouTube link to the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj5_FhLaaQQ&feature=player_embedded

And here is an Apple Trailers link: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/weinstein/silverliningsplaybook/

This film was directed by David O. Russell and he adapted Matthew Quick’s 2008 novel of the same title. It has an absolutely amazing cast behind it, including (as previously mentioned) Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, John Ortiz, and Shea Whigham.

Silver Linings Playbook follows Pat Solatano (Cooper), a teacher who has had a bad string of luck and ended up losing everything – his house, his job, and his wife. After spending time in a state institution on a plea bargain, he ends up living with his parents (De Niro and Weaver.) Pat wants to rebuild his life,  stay positive, and try to reunite with his wife, even with the circumstances of their separation. Pat’s parents are concerned about him and want to make sure that he can get back of his feet and begin to function normally again. However, Pat meets a mysterious girl with problems of her own named Tiffany (Lawrence) and things start to get complicated. Tiffany offers to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he’ll do something important for her in return. An unexpected bond begins to form between them and both of their lives change for the better. This movie is set to hit the theaters November 21, 2012.

A little interesting fact for you – Lawrence and Cooper are also going to be appearing together in the 1929-set Serena, which is set to be released sometime in 2013. 

What do you think of this trailer? Is this a movie you would go and see in theaters?

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“So You Think You Can Dance” – Top 20 Photos

Entertainment Weekly recently did a photo shoot with the top twenty dancers from season nine of the Fox show So You Think You Can Dance. These photos are quite well done and showcase the beauty of dance and the dancers themselves.

Are you a fan of So You Think You Can Dance? Who is your favorite dancer on the show so far? What do you think of these photos from Entertainment Weekly?

Source: http://www.ew.com/ew/tv/

Trailer MegaPost – “Soldiers of Fortune,” “Robot and Frank,” “Last Ride,” and “Hotel Transylvania”

It has been a while, but it is time for another Trailer MegaPost here on TrulyLuminary! I hope you enjoy these trailers and decide to share them with others!

1. Soldiers of Fortunehttp://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/soldiersoffortune/

The action and adventure film Soldiers of Fortune, is director Maxim Korostyshevsky’s directorial debut and it looks quite interesting. The cast includes Christian Slater, Sean Bean, Ving Rhames, Dominic Monaghan, Freddy Rodriguez, and James Cromwell. Captain Craig McKenzie (Slater) is a former US special forces soldier and he is hired to protect a group of millionaires who want to experience thrills of war. However, the mission ends up going horribly wrong, and the millionaires get more than they bargained for. This film is set to hit theaters August 3,2012.

2. Robot and Frankhttp://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/robotfrank/

Robot and Frank is a science fiction-comedy that was directed by Jake Schreier. This film has a very strong cast that includes Frank Langella, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Peter Sarsgaard, Susan Sarandon, Jeremy Sisto, and Jeremy Strong. Frank (Langella) is a retired cat burglar and he has two grown kids who are concerned about his well-being because he is living alone. They consider placing him in a nursing home, but Frank’s son (Marsden) chooses a different option. He buys Frank a walking, talking robot that is programmed to help improve his physical and mental health. This movie is a hilarious and somewhat heartbreaking story about finding friendship and family in some of the most unexpected places. Look for this film in theaters August 24,2012.

3. Last Ride – http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/lastride/

Last Ride has a small cast that includes Hugo Weaving, Tom Russell, Anita Hegh, and John Brumpton. In this Glendyn Ivin-directed drama , a desperate father (Weaving) takes his ten year old son (Russell) on the run after committing a violent crime. As they go on a journey into the desert and an unknown future, their relationship and their need to survive, causes them to battle the elements and each other. The son, Chook, eventually takes control, and the choice he makes has a devastating effect on their lives. This film was released in Australia in 2009, but will be released in North America June 29, 2012.

4. Hotel Transylvaniahttp://trailers.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/hoteltransylvania/

This fun family Sony Pictures animation has a stellar voice cast including Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Kevin James, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, CeeLo Green, David Spade, Molly Shannon, and Fran Drescher. Hotel Transylvania shares the story of Dracula (Sandler) and how he runs his monsters only resort, where monsters and their families can feel safe and are free to be the monsters they are without any humans around to disturb them. On one special weekend, Dracula invites some of the world’s most famous monsters–Frankenstein (James) and his bride, the Mummy (Green), the Invisible Man (Spade), a family of werewolves, and more–to celebrate his daughter Mavis’s (Gomez) 118th birthday. It ha never been any issue for Dracula to help and deal with all of fellow monsters at his hotel. However, things could change drastically when an ordinary guy (Sandberg) stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. Prepare to go on a journey to Transylvania when this movie comes out September 28, 2012.

I hope you enjoyed all of these trailers! Leave comments below on which trailer was your favorite and which movie(s) you want to see in theaters!

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Source: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/

“Glee” – Some Season Four Secrets

In recent interviews with TV Guide Magazine, Glee stars Lea Michele, Corey Monteith, and Chris Colfer shared some details about what season four is going to look like for their characters.

Here is the article written by TV Guide‘s William Keck:

“Lea Michele and Cory Monteith are getting in top shape this summer to tackle the physically demanding stories awaiting them this fall on Glee. I caught up with the real-life couple at the 11th Annual Chrysalis Butterfly Ball benefiting L.A.’s homeless and cosponsored by Grey Goose Vodka.

When Glee returns to Fox on Sept. 13, Kate Hudson will have joined the cast as a hard-ass New York Academy of the Dramatic Arts dance instructor, pitting her against new student Rachel (Michele). “Dance is not Rachel’s strong point, but as a freshman it’s a requirement class she has to take,” Michele says. “It will put Rachel in a very vulnerable place, stuck with a teacher who doesn’t make it easy for her.”

When Michele admits that dancing “is definitely not my strong point, either,” Monteith jokingly pipes in that his girl will be spending her summer “enrolled in tap classes on Wednesdays and hip-hop on Thursdays.”

As for Monteith’s Finn, it sounds as though he’s headed to Army boot camp! “Finn would have to be in very good shape and get incredibly fit, meaning I would have to be incredibly fit,” says the actor. “I’m doing extra stuff this summer — CrossFit and fewer Snickers bars.”

And Kurt (Chris Colfer)? Expect him to find his way to New York City — but not as a student at NYADA, which will hold firm on its rejection. Instead, “he will find himself in an establishment where Sarah Jessica Parker is his manager of sorts, but not in a performance sense,” Colfer told me at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

Michele has heard that Parker’s character may be giving Rachel a makeover, which suggests a New York fashion-world story line for Kurt. Says Colfer: “Lea’s a hot girl, [but] Rachel could lose the baby-doll dresses.'”

Are you looking forward to season four? What do you think of this article?

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Source: http://www.tvguide.com/News/Glee-Season4-Secrets-1049172.aspx

Katy Perry – “Part of Me” Exclusive Photos

Entertainment Weekly has recently released some photos from Katy Perry’s concert movie Part of Me. 

This movie gives the audience a a backstage pass, front row seat and intimate look at the fun, glamorous, heartbreaking, inspiring, crazy, magical, passionate, and honest life of Katy Perry. There is footage of her performing on tour, personal home video, and interviews with Perry incorporated into the film. Katy Perry: Part of Me hits theaters July 5, 2012.

Are you a Katy Perry fan? Will you be seeing this concert movie in theaters? What do you think about these photos?

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“Arbitrage” – Trailer and Images

A trailer and photos have been released for the Nicholas Jarecki-directed thriller, Arbitrage. This film is the featuring-directing debut for Jarecki and it has a stellar cast starring in it. The cast includes Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling, Laetitia Casta, and Nate Parker.

Here is a link to the trailer: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/arbitrage/

Arbitrage is a  thriller the deals with the themes of love, loyalty, and high finance. Robert Miller (Gere) is a New York hedge-fund entrepreneur and he seems to be the ideal example of success in American business and family life. But Miller is desperately trying to complete the sale of his trading empire to a major bank before the truths of his fraud are revealed. Miller begins to have difficulties hiding his dishonesty from wife Ellen (Sarandon) and daughter and heir-apparent Brooke (Marling). He is also balancing an affair with a French art-dealer Julie Cote (Casta). Just as he’s about to sale his troubled business, an unexpected error causes Miller to juggle family, business, and crime with the help of Jimmy Grant (Parker). A wrong turn leads to the suspicions of NYPD Detective Michael Bryer (Roth), who will stop at nothing in his pursuits. Miller has to confront the limits of his own morals.

Arbitrage is set to hit theaters September 14, 2012. Are you interested in seeing this film?

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Source: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/independent/arbitrage/

Top Ten Tuesday – Music

Time for another Top Ten Tuesday here on TrulyLuminary! This week we are going to look at the top ten songs according to the Billboard charts:

  1. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
  2. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye featuring Kimbra
  3. Payphone – Maroon 5 featuring Wiz Khalifa
  4. Wide Awake – Katy Perry
  5. We Are Young – fun. featuring Janelle Monae
  6. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
  7. Starships – Niki Minaj
  8. Where Have You Been – Rihanna
  9. Wild Ones – Flo Rida featuring Sia
  10. Boyfriend – Justin Bieber

Any songs that you are surprised about? Are any of these songs your summer anthem or favorite song?