Gorgeous New Images from “Belle” starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw

Fox Searchlight Pictures is a distributor for an upcoming historical drama entitled, Belle. This film looks gorgeous and the story behind it is so inspiring. There have been fifteen (15) new images released from the film!

Belle is based on a true story about Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), who was an illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. After her father falls ill, she is raised by her great-uncle (Tom Wilkinson) and great-aunt (Emily Watson); Lord and Lady Mansfield.

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Even though Belle is part of a well-to-do family, her race prohibits her from partaking in family and social traditions. She falls for a young man named John Davinier (Sam Reid), who wants these close-mined ideals to change. In working together, Belle, Lord Mansfield, and John strive to end slavery in England.

Belle was directed by Amma Asante and also stars Matthew Goode, Sarah Gadon, Penelope Wilton, Miranda Richardson, and Tom Felton.

The film has already circulated through several festivals, but will be heading to theaters on May 2 in the United States. Festivals it has premiered at include Toronto International Film Festival, Palm Springs International Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, and the Montclair Film Festival. Check out these new images below:

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What do you think of these new images? Does Belle seem like a film you may be interested in seeing?

Source: IMDb and IMDbPro

Movie Exclusive – New Extended Trailer for Disney’s “Maleficent”

Disney has exclusively released another full-length trailer for Maleficent. This new trailer has some already released footage in it, but there is also some interesting new scenes that give us a closer look into the narrative of Maleficent’s story.

These new scenes also give us a closer look at Sharlto Copley as King Stefan and how is going to be portrayed in the film. Director Robert Stromberg has pulled from many aspects of the original animated feature. However, he has also added his unique style and created an expansive world for the classic characters to come to life. Watch the exclusive new trailer below:

Maleficent also stars Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville and will be hitting theaters on May 30. What do you think of this new trailer? Do you think they should have added more new footage from the film?

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Movie Exclusive – New Teaser Trailer for Disney’s “Maleficent”

An exclusive new teaser trailer has officially been released for Disney’s highly awaited Maleficent! In this new tease, we get our first look at Maleficent’s angel-like wings. Plus, we also get our first real sense of how the narrative of Maleficent’s character history will play out.

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Maleficent is directed by Robert Stromberg and stars Angelina Jolie, Sharlto Copley, Elle Fanning, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville.

What do you think of this new teaser? Are you looking forward for Maleficent to be theatrically released on May 30? Be sure to check back in tomorrow as Disney will be releasing a new full-length trailer for the film!

Source: YouTube

Movie Exclusive – First Teaser Trailer for Disney’s “Maleficent”

Disney fans will be happy to here that the studio has finally released an official trailer for their upcoming live-action fantasy, Maleficent. Production on the highly anticipated film started in June 2012 and the studio has been very secretive about sharing anything.

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Maleficent retells the classic story of Sleeping Beauty from Maleficent’s (Angelina Jolie) perspective and we get to see the motivation behind her villainous actions. This new trailer gives us our first glimpse at the unique fantasy world director Robert Stromberg has created.

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The trailer opens up with Elle Fanning speaking to Maleficent and explaining that she is not afraid. We also see Vivienne Jolie-Pitt running through a field as a toddler-age Princess Aurora. Plus, audiences get a closer look at Jolie as Maleficent and some iconic moments from the original Sleeping Beauty. Watch the stunning teaser trailer below:

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Maleficent also stars Brenton ThwaitesSharlto Copley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Miranda Richardson, Peter Capaldi, Sam Riley, and Hannah New. What do you think of this new trailer? Will you be seeing Maleficent when it hits theaters on May 30, 2014?

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Sources: Yahoo! Movies, YouTube, and IMDbPro

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