Movie Exclusive – First Official Trailer for Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine”

Fans of director Woody Allen will be looking forward to watching the trailer for his next film, Blue Jasmine. Of course, as most of Allen’s films, Blue Jasmine has a stellar ensemble cast behind it.

The cast includes Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Bobby Cannavale, Sally Hawkins, Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stuhlbarg. Unfortunately, details of the storyline have been kept relatively quiet. Rolling Stone, however, has called it “a risky, resonant update on ‘A Streetcar Named Desire.’” Watch the exclusive first trailer here.

Blue Jasmine will hit select theaters on July 26! Be sure to check back in for more details on the storyline and information on the film! Would you be interested in seeing this film? Are you a fan of Woody Allen’s work as a director? What do you think of the cast involved in this project? Do you think Blue Jasmine could be a potential award contender this year?

Blue Jasmine - poster

Source: The Wrap and YouTube

Sundance 2013 – “Entertainment Weekly” Star Portraits – Day Five!

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is still in full swing and Entertainment Weekly has shared portraits of the stars, directors, screenwriters, and producers the attended day five! Stars the attended include Amanda Seyfried, Steve Carell, Jason Isaacs, January Jones, Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, and Daniel Dae Kim.

Have you been following the news and events of the Sundance Festival? What do you think of these Entertainment Weekly portraits?

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Movie MegaPost – Sundance Film Festival 2013 – Films to Watch For

The 2013 Sundance Film Festival is in full swing and will be going on until January 27! Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican has shared a list of thirteen (13) films from the festival that he thinks we should keep an eye on during 2013. Here is the list of films with their official synopsis’ and cast list:

1. The Way, Way Back 

Director: Nat Faxon

Cast: Steve Carell, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Toni Collette, Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry, Amanda Peet, and Robert Capron.

Synopsis: “Over the course of his summer break, a teenager comes into his own thanks in part to the friendship he strikes up with one of the park’s managers.”

The Way, Way Back

2. Austenland

Director: Jerusha Hess

Cast: Kerri Russell, JJ Field, Jennifer Coolidge, Bret McKenzie, Jane Seymour, Georgia King, and James Callis.

Synopsis: “Austenland is a romantic comedy about 30-something, single Jane Hayes, a seemingly normal young woman with a secret: her obsession with Mr. Darcy-as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice-is ruining her love life; no real man can compare. But when she decides to spend her life savings on a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-crazed women, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined.”

Austenland

3. Breathe In

Director: Drake Doremus

Cast: Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones, Kyle MacLachlan, Amy Ryan, Alexandra Wentworth, Lucy Davenport, and Hugo Becker.

Synopsis: “When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family’s relationships and alters their lives forever.”

Breathe In
4. Blue Caprice

Director: Alexandre Moors

Cast: Isaiah Washington, Tim Blake Nelson, Joey Lauren Adams, Al Sapienza, Cassandra Freeman, and Leo Fitzpatrick.

Synopsis: “A narrative feature film inspired by the events known as the Beltway sniper attacks.”

Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond In 'Blue Caprice' 2013

5. The Spectacular Now

Director: James Ponsoldt

Cast: Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Dayo Okeniyi.

Synopsis: “Based off of the coming of age novel The Spectacular Now by Tim Sharp, this film follows Sutter (Teller) and Aimee (Woodley) on their journey of self-discovery and first love.”

The Spectacular Now


6. Upstream Color

Director: Shane Carruth

Cast: Shane Carruth, Andrew Sensenig, Brina Palencia, Amy Semietz, Trey Walpole, Juli Erickson, Lynn Backburn, Frank Mosley, and Ted Ferguson.

Synopsis: “A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.”

Upstream Color - poster

7. Before Midnight

Director: Richard Linklater

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed, and Athina Rachel Tsangari.

Synopsis: “We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.”

Before Midnight


8. Lovelace

Director: Rob Epstein

Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple, Sharon Stone, Robert Patrick, Chris North, Adam Brody, Hank Azaria, Wes Bentley, and James Franco.

Synopsis: “Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.”

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9. Prince Avalanche 

Director: David Gordon Green

Cast: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Lance LeGault, Joyce Payne, Gina Grande, and Lynn Shelton.

Synopsis: “Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.”

Prince Avalanche

10. Don Jon’s Addiction 

Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Brie Larson, Tony Danza, Rob Brown, Lindsey Broad, Italia Ricci, Antoinette Kalaj, and Amanda Perez.

Synopsis: “The journey of a contemporary, porn-addicted Don Juan-type as he attempts to become less selfish.”

Don Jon's Addiction

11. In a World… 

Director: Lake Bell

Cast: Lake Bell, Fred Melamed, Demetri Martin, Michaela Watkins, Ken Marino, Rob Corddry, Alexandra Holden, Geena Davis, Stephanie Allynne, and Jeff Garlin.

Synopsis: “An underachieving vocal coach is motivated by her father, the king of movie-trailer voice-overs, to pursue her aspirations of becoming a voiceover star. Amidst pride, sexism and family dysfunction, she sets out to change the voice of a generation.”

In A World

12. Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes 

Director: Francesca Gregorini

Cast: Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario, Alfred Molina, Jimmi Simpson, Frances O’Connor, Sam Jaeger, Anne Ramsay, Aneurin Barnard, Spencer Garrett, and Kevin McCorkle.

Synopsis: “A troubled girl (Emanuel) becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor (Linda), who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to baby-sit Linda’s newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper.”

Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes

13. Two Mothers

Director: Anne Fontaine

Cast: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Ben Mendelsohn, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville, Sophie Lowe, and Gary Sweet.

Synopsis: “A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other’s sons.”

Two Mothers

Do you think you will be interested in any of these films? Do you think any of these films will be successful at the festival or in the theaters? Have you been following everything that is going on at Sundance 2013 so far? Take a look at what Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican had to say about all of these films here.

Sources: Entertainment Weekly and IMDbPro (for the film synopses)

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/