Movie Exclusive – New Stills from Open Road’s Historical Drama “Parkland”

Yahoo! Movies originally shared the first exclusives from the Peter Landesman-directed historical drama, Parkland. More exclusive stills have been shared for audiences to get a deeper look into the film. These new stills reveal some intense and emotional moments portrayed in the film.

These new stills give us a closer look at Jacki Weaver as Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother, Marguerite Oswald, and James Badge Dale as Oswald’s brother, Robert Edward Lee Oswald. Plus, we get a glimpse at Colin Hanks as Dr. Malcom Perry and Tom Welling as US Secret Service Agent Roy Kellerman. Finally, there are also a few behind-the-scenes photos of director Peter Landesman working with the actors on set.

James Badge Daley and Jacki Weaver in "Parkland"
James Badge Dale and Jacki Weaver in “Parkland”

As previously shared, Parkland is based off of the real life events that occurred at the Parkland Hospital in Dallas the day US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The story also focuses on different aspects of the investigation and the trials and tribulations the investigation team went through when trying to convict Oswald.

Parkland stars Paul Giamatti, Zac Efron, Jacki Weaver, Billy Bob Thorton, Jeremy Strong, Marcia Gay Harden, Colin Hanks, Jackie Earle Haley, Tom Welling, and James Badge Dale. Will you be interested in seeing Parkland when it is released on October 4, 2013? What do you think of the cast involved in this project? What do you think of these new photos from the film?

Source: IMDbPro

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 – First Look at Open Road Film’s “Parkland”

An exclusive new poster and the first images have been released for Open Road Film’s awaited historical drama, Parkland. This film is based off on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and how it affected the staff of Dallas’ Parkland Hospital.

Parkland has a very diverse and talented cast that includes actors Paul Giamatti, Zac Efron, Jacki Weaver, Billy Bob Thorton, Jeremy Strong, and Marcia Gay Harden. Efron is playing Doctor Jim Carrico, who was the first physician to tend to President Kennedy after he was brought into the emergency room. Giamatti will be portraying Abraham Zapruder, a clothing manufacturer who ended up recording the events of the assassination with his personal video camera. Thorton will be playing Secret Service Agent Forrest Sorrels, who was responsible for connecting with Zapruder and collecting his footage for development and evidence purposes. Finally, Strong is portraying Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who was accused with killing President Kennedy.

These new images from the film give us our first glimpse at the actors as their characters and the stylized world of this historical drama. If you look carefully, you realize that the American flag on the poster is at half-mast, which effectively sets the tone for the story and the film itself.

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The first trailer for Parkland is supposed to be released next week so be sure to check back in for more news and exclusive coverage! What do you think of these images and the poster? Does Parkland sound like a film you may be interested in seeing when it hits theaters on September 20, 2013?

Sources: Yahoo! MoviesIMDbPro, Wikipedia – Abraham Zapruder page, and The Seattle Times

Toronto International Film Festival – Oscar Buzz

According to articles on Entertainment Weekly and The Wrap, some amazing and promising films have premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) over the weekend and they are already generating Golden Globe and Oscar buzz.

Films that are gaining critical acclaim and generating award buzz are:

  • Silver Linings Playbook starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver, and Chris Tucker.
  • Argo starring Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Kerry Bishé, Kyle Chandler, Rory Cochrane, Christopher Denham, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, Victor Garber, Zeljko Ivanek, Richard Kind, Scoot McNairy, Chris Messina, Michael Parks, and Taylor Schilling.
  • The Master starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Laura Dern, and Lena Endre.
  • The Sessions starring Helen Hunt and John Hawkes.
  • Anna Karenina starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Macdonald, Matthew Macfadyen, Ruth Wilson, Domhnall Gleeson, Alicia Vikander, Olivia Williams, and Emily Watson.
  • The Impossible starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts.
  • Quartet starring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, and Billy Connolly.
  • Amour starring Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant.
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller.
  • Cloud Atlas starring Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Jim Sturgess, Doona Bae, Ben Whishaw, James D’Arcy, Xun Zhou, Keith David, David Gyasi, Susan Sarandon, and Hugh Grant.
  • Seven Psychopaths starring Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko, and Zeljko Ivanek.

Have you been following everything that is going on at TIFF? Do you think these films will live up to their Golden Globe and Oscar buzz? Are you looking forward to seeing any of these films? If you haven’t seen the trailers for these movies, be sure to watch the trailers for these films on YouTube and Apple Movie Trailers!

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Source: http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/09/10/toronto-oscar-watch-silver-linings-playbook/ and http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/toronto-film-fest-day-4-buzz-strong-films-are-dark-55596

Exclusive Photos from the “Silver Linings Playbook”

New stills have been released from the David O. Russell-directed film, Silver Linings Playbook. Russell adapted Matthew Quick’s 2008 novel of the same title into a screenplay and film. This movie has a very strong and talented cast behind it, including Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Jacki Weaver, Chris Tucker, John Ortiz, and Shea Whigham.

As I mentioned in a previous post, 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.

Lawrence and Cooper are also going to be appearing together in the 1929-set Serena, which is set to be released sometime in 2013. 

If you have not seen the trailer be sure to watch it here. Take a look at these stills and let me know what you think!

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Sources: http://pro.imdb.com/title/tt1045658/http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/weinstein/silverliningsplaybook/, and http://mockingjay.net/2012/08/26/stills-tv-spots-jennifer-lawrence/

“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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