Trailer MegaPost – Exclusive Trailers for “One Chance,” “Philomena,” and “Belle”

Next year is going to be another big year for the movie industry with plenty of Oscar-worthy films lined up. However, there are also several films generating buzz that are being released before the new year. Some amazing new trailers have been released for a few inspiring movies that I cannot wait to see. Read below for details on each film and click the film name for links to the trailer!

1) One Chance stars James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Julie Walters, Mackenzie Crook, Colm Meaney, and Jemima Rooper. This is the official synopsis (via Apple Movie Trailers): From the director of The Devil Wears Prada, One Chance is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for “Britain’s Got Talent.” Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win “Britain’s Got Talent” and the hearts of millions. One Chance is going to be hitting theaters on December 27, 2013.

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2) Philomena has a talented cast that includes Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Michelle Fairley, Charlie Murphy, Sophie Kennedy Clark, Mare Winningham, and Charles Edwards. Here is the official synopsis (via Apple Movie Trailers): Based on the 2009 investigative book by BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith, The Lost Child of Philomena Lee, Philomena focuses on the efforts of Philomena Lee (Dench), mother to a boy conceived out of wedlock—something her Irish-Catholic community didn’t have the highest opinion of—and given away for adoption in the United States. In following church doctrine, she was forced to sign a contract that wouldn’t allow for any sort of inquiry into the son’s whereabouts. After starting a family years later in England and, for the most part, moving on with her life, Lee meets Sixsmith (Coogan), a BBC reporter with whom she decides to discover her long-lost son. Philomena will be theatrically released on November 22, 2013.

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3) Belle stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Sarah Gadon, Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, Tom Felton, Sam Reid, and Matthew Goode. Here is an official synopsis (via Apple Movie Trailers): Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizebeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral (Matthew Goode). Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love, Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on change who, with her help, shapes Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England. Belle premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on September 8, 2013 and will be released in theaters on May 2, 2014.

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What do you think of these trailers? Will you be interested in seeing any of these films? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Sources: Apple Movie Trailers and IMDbPro

Casting News – Actor Evan Ross Signs on to “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”

The production and casting teams over at Lionsgate have been very busy with making official casting decisions and announcements for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. The studio has recently announced that actresses Natalie Dormer and Stef Dawson have joined the Mockingjay cast.

It was announced this morning that actor Evan Ross will also be joining the cast for the final two films of the franchise. Ross will be portraying Messalla, who flees the Capitol with Cressida (Dormer), Castor, and Pollux. All four of them form a film crew and become a part of Katniss’s rebellion, filming her journey through the Districts.

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Evan Ross

What do you think of this casting choice? Are you looking forward to hearing more casting news for Mockingjay? Do you think that Ross fits the role of Messalla?

Source: Official Hunger Games Twitter

Casting Scoop – Two new Cast Members Join “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”

Even though Catching Fire is not hitting theaters until November (exactly 89 days for those counting down), Lionsgate has started production on the Mockingjay films. Over the past few days, some major casting announcements have been made and two actresses have signed on to be a part of the Hunger Games cast. Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer and Australian actress Stef Dawson have officially signed on to be in The Hunger GamesMockingjay – Part 1 and 2.

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Dormer will be portraying Cressida, a resident film director who fled the Capitol with Castor, Pollux, and Messalla. The crew ends up becoming a part of Katniss’s rebellion and filming her experiences and journey through the Districts. Cressida is a unique character as she is bald and has several tattoos. The expected transformation that Dormer is to undertake will probably make her unrecognizeable to Thrones fans.

Dawson will be portraying Annie Cresta, the romantic interest for Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin). Annie herself is a victor who won the 70th Annual Hunger Games, but went through a mental breakdown after losing her District 4 partner in the Arena. In Catching Fire, she is selected to go back into the Arena for the Quarter Quell and Mags (Lynn Cohen) ends up taking her place in the games. However, the Capitol arrests Annie in Mockingjay as a way to upset, torture, and manipulate Finnick.

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Natalie Dormer and Stef Dawson

What do you think of this casting news? Do you think Dormer and Dawson will do well in these roles? Are you looking forward to seeing these actresses as their characters? Sound off in the comments below!

Source: Entertainment Weekly (article #1) and Entertainment Weekly (article #2)

First Official Trailer for JFK Historical Drama “Parkland” Sets a serious tone

Just last week the first official poster and new images for director Peter Landesman’s historical drama Parkland were released. The first official trailer for the anticipated film has finally been released for audiences to watch.

Parkland is based off on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, how it affected the staff of Dallas’ Parkland Hospital, and the difficulties that the investigation team went through.

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The cast includes talented actors Paul Giamatti, Zac Efron, Jacki Weaver, Billy Bob Thorton, Jeremy Strong, and Marcia Gay Harden. This first trailer gives audiences an idea of how the film will flow and the overall tone of the story. As Parkland is a recounting the events of a tragic and historic assassination, the film is of course going to be very serious and quite intense, which is shown through this trailer. We also get a deeper glimpse into the relationships between the characters portrayed int the film. Watch the intense and action-packed trailer here.

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Parkland is set to be released into theaters on October 4, 2013! What do you think of this new trailer? What do you think of the cast behind this project? Do you think Parkland could potentially gain attention and critical acclaim come award season? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Source: Yahoo! Movies and IMDbPro

Movie Exclusive – “Catching Fire” World Premiere Date and Location Announced

As of today, there are only 100 more days until the highly awaited Hunger Games sequel hits theaters! To celebrate this exciting countdown milestone, Entertainment Weekly has exclusively shared details on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire world premiere.

The world premiere is going to be held on November 11, 2013 in the beautiful city of London! That makes the premiere only 90 days away for those who are counting. As of right now, no details have been made available as to if there will be a live feed of the premiere, but I would assume there will be. When The Hunger Games premiered Yahoo! Movies held a live feed for fans who couldn’t make it to the actual premiere.

Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence and stars Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Willow Shields, Jena Malone, Sam Claflin, Jeffery Wright, Amanda Plummer, Alan Ritchson, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Lynn Cohen, and Meta Golding.

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Do you hope they have a live feed available online for the world premiere? Would you go to London in order to experience the premiere? Are you looking forward to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire‘s November 22 theatrical release?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Movie Exclusive – Exciting New International Trailer Released for “Catching Fire”

Most fans of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire are probably still recovering from the excitement of watching the incredible trailer released back in mid-July. However, a newer (and unfortunately, shorter) international trailer has been released for fans to watch!

This new trailer is fairly similar to the one that was just released in July, but it is more streamlined and to the point. Fans of the character Gale (Liam Hemsworth) will definitely be happy because we get to see a bit more of him in this one. As in the previous trailer, we get to see the effects of the rebellion, some of the new tributes, and the Quarter Quell arena.

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Something that is new and exciting to see in this trailer is a better look at the hovercraft vehicles used by the Capitol. Even though we did see them in The Hunger Games, we did not get to see a whole lot of details of the outside of the hovercraft, until now.

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Watch the exciting new international teaser trailer and share your thoughts in the comments below! Are you looking forward to Catching Fire‘s November 22 theatrical release? Were you hoping to see more in this new trailer? Do you want more exclusives released for this film?

Source: The Wrap and YouTube

Movie Exclusive – First Trailer for “CBGB” Starring Alan Rickman

The first official trailer for the Randall Miller-directed film, CBGB, has officially been released! Miller also co-wrote and co-produced the film based off of events that occurred at the CBGB music club in Manhattan. The name of the iconic club stands for Country, Bluegrass, and Blues, which Alan Rickman’s character, Hilly Kristal, makes quite clear in the trailer.

Back in May of last year, it was officially announced that actress Malin Akerman would be joining the project as Blondie singer Debbie Harry. Well, in this new trailer we get our first look at Akerman in character as Blondie herself.

Rupert Grint is also part of the cast and he will be playing Dead Boys guitarist, Cheetah Chrome. The film’s star-studded cast does not end there as actors Ashley Greene, Stana Katic, Johnny Galecki, Ryan Hurst, Justin Bartha, Donal Logue and Bradley Whitford are all a part of the cast. Watch the hilarious and exciting first trailer for CBGB here.

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What do you think of this new trailer? Does watching this trailer make you excited for the film’s theatrical release on October 11, 2013?

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter and YouTube