Mothers. Daughters. Rebels. – New Character Portraits for “Suffragette”

Ladies, let’s face it, being a woman in a man’s world has never exactly been easy. However, women today would not have the same rights that we do without the generations of suffragettes who used their voices for change. This is what Focus Pictures is trying to celebrate with the upcoming historical drama, Suffragette.

Already getting early awards buzz, Suffragette stars an incomparable trio of ladies: Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter and Carey Mulligan. Plus, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw and Samuel West round out the cast.

Here are the two character posters/portraits that were released earlier this week:

From Focus Pictures (via IMDb)
From Focus Pictures (via IMDb)
From Focus Pictures (via IMDb)
From Focus Pictures (via IMDb)

Suffragette is premiering at the London Film Festival on October 7 and hitting theaters in North America on October 23. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, definitely something you do not want to miss:

Sources: BuzzFeed Entertainment and IMDb

Television Exclusive – Gorgeous New Character Posters Released for “Game of Thrones”

The official Game of Thrones Facebook  recently shared a set of gorgeous new character posters for the upcoming fourth season of the show. There are eighteen (18) new posters and they all feature the phrase “Valar Morghulis” which translates to “all men must die” in High Valyrian (a language that author George R.R. Martin created for the series).

Composition of these posters is rather simple, but very effective in portraying the characters. Some of the major characters that are featured include, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Jamie Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), and Jon Snow (Kit Harington).  Take a look at all of these stunning posters below:

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen

What do you think of these new posters? Are you looking forward to the premiere of season four on April 6, 2014? Who is your favorite character in the Game of Thrones series?

Sources: Game of Thrones Facebook page and IMDbPro

Movie Exclusive – Trailer for “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Teases First Look at the Dragon

Peter Jackson and J.R.R. Tolkien fans will be extremely enthused to hear that the first teaser for the highly anticipated sequel, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug! Let me tell you folks, this trailer has got everything!

We finally get a look at Evangeline Lilly’s previously revealed character, Tauriel, in action. Through this trailer, we see that some of the pivotal and iconic scenes from the book are finally coming to life on film. Plus, we get a chance to see some of the beloved characters from the An Unexpected Journey. Legolas (Orlando Bloom) returns to the story for this film so we get a bit of a throwback to the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

There are also some introductions for the new characters joining the journey in this film. For instance, we get to see more of Lee Pace as Thranduil, the Elven King, and Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman. Finally, we get a glimpse at the character that seems to be stealing the spotlight for this trailer, Smaug the Dragon, which is voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch.

The Hobbit - Desolation of Smaug - poster

Watch this exclusive and action-packed new teaser here. It definitely fits the definition of a teaser trailer as it teases us by giving us a look at a major character and a potential romantic storyline between Legolas (Bloom) and Tauriel (Lilly).

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug also stars Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Andy Serkis, and Richard Armitage and will be hitting theaters December 13, 2013!

Sources: YouTube and IMDbPro

Movie Exclusive – First Official Look at Evangeline Lilly in “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”

Fans of The Hobbit series will be intrigued to know that we finally have our first look at Evangeline Lilly as her character Tauriel in The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug!

In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly Lilly had this to say about her character:  “She’s slightly reckless and totally ruthless and doesn’t hesitate to kill.” Although her character was not in any of J.R.R Tolkien’s original work, Peter Jackson and his writing  team felt it was necessary to add this strong female character in this male-dominated story.

Lilly also explained a bit of her character’s backstory in the interview: “Tauriel is the head of the Elven Guard. She’s a Sylvan Elf, which means she’s of a much lower order than the elves we all became acquainted with in The Lord of the Rings. She doesn’t hold the same kind of status that Arwen or Galadriel or Elrond or Legolas do — she’s much more lowly. She sort of goes against the social order of the elves a little bit.”

Plus, she was teasing at a potential romantic storyline: “She will definitely have a love story. I can’t give away too much about it. It’s not a huge focus but it is there and it is important and it does drive Tauriel and her story and her actions. “Tauriel’s relationship with Legolas is significant. They’ve known each other since they were children, and Legolas’ dad, [Elven king] Thranduil, has a soft spot for Tauriel and sees something very special in her. So if you grow up side by side, and your dad has a very special spot in his heart for this young woman who’s a fantastic warrior, I think it’s hard not to notice her. That’s probably as much as I can say.”

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And finally, for those Tolkien fans who are not so sure about adding in this new character, she had this to say:  “I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there are going to be people who will totally hate Tauriel, think that she shouldn’t be in the movie, that it’s a betrayal of Tolkien, and no matter what I do it won’t be right. There will be everything between that and people who adore her and think it’s such a fun thing to have added to the film. I kind of got prepped for that being on Lost, because we had avid fans who were really extreme in their feelings about the show and its characters. But I think if anyone knows how to respect Tolkien, it’s Peter, Fran and Phil. And Tauriel fits perfectly in that world.”

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug hits theaters December 13, 2013! What do you think of this interview with Evangeline Lilly? Do you think Peter Jackson and his writing team made the right choice adding Tauriel into the story? What do you think of the possibility of a romantic storyline? Sound off in the comments!

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Exclusive New Photos for “The Host”

The Collider and Hollywood.com posted some interesting and exclusive new stills from David Niccol’s film, The Host. For those of you who might not know, this film is based off of Stephenie Meyer’s best selling novel of the same title.

The Host has a strong cast behind it including actors Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, and Boyd Holbrook.  Here is the official synopsis for the film:

“The Host is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. Most of humanity has succumbed.”

Have you read Meyer’s novel? If so, are you a fan? Are you looking forward to seeing this film when it hits theaters March 29, 2013? What do you think of the cast and the new photos from the film? Let me know in the comments!

Sources: The Collider and Hollywood.com

 

Official Character Poster Released for “The Host”

The first official character poster for The Host has been released by Fandango. The film is based off of Stephenie Meyer’s novel and was written for the screen and directed by Andrew Niccol. This particular poster is the first poster for the franchise that actually gives us a glimpse at three of the major characters and features Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, and Jake Abel.

Saoirse Ronan is going to be portraying the main female character, Melanie Stryder. Max Irons and Jake Abel are going to be portraying Melanie’s love interests, Jared Howe (Irons) and Ian O’Shea (Abel).

According to Page to Premiere, a sneak peek at a new trailer for The Host is going to be released tonight and the full length trailer is going to be released by MTV tomorrow. The Host hits theaters March 29, 2013.

Source: Page to Premiere

Amazing Full Length Trailer released for “Les Misérables”

It is probably clear through all of my posts and coverage of the Tom Hooper-directed version of Les Misérables, that I am very excited for this film. Well for those of you who are also excited and fans of Les Misérables, you will be happy to know that another trailer has been released.

This trailer is longer then the original trailer that was released and does an excellent job of showing more of each of the major characters.  As the audience, we finally get a look at some brief footage of the Thénardier’s and more of their daughter Éponine. We also get to see more of Marius and Cosette and how their relationship develops. Something else that is quite exciting about this trailer is the diverse range of songs and performances shown.

Before I ruin too much, watch the trailer for yourself here on YouTube or Apple Movie Trailers. Let me know what you think in the comments below and of course share with friends and family who you think might also enjoy this trailer!

Source: Page to Premiere