First Official Trailer for “Lullaby” starring Garrett Hedlund and Amy Adams

The first trailer for ARC Entertainment’s Lullaby has officially been released! Let me tell you, this looks like it is going to be an amazing and emotional film.

Lullaby stars Garrett Hedlund, Richard Jenkins, Amy Adams, Jessica Brown Findlay, Anne Archer, Terrence Howard, Jennifer Hudson, and Jessica Barden. Here is an official synopsis (via Apple Movie Trailers):

“Estranged from his family, Jonathan (Hedlund) discovers his father has decided to take himself off life support in forty-eight hours’ time. During this intensely condensed period, a lifetime of drama plays out. Robert (Jenkins) fights a zero sum game to reclaim all that his illness stole from his family. A debate rages on patients’ rights and what it truly means to be free. Jonathan reconciles with his father, reconnects with his mother (Archer), sister (Brown-Findlay), and his love (Adams) and reclaims his voice through two unlikely catalysts—a young, wise-beyond-her-years patient (Barden) and a no-nonsense nurse (Hudson). Through this intensely life-affirming prism, an unexpected and powerful journey of love, laughter, and forgiveness unfolds.”

Does this look like a film you would be interested in seeing? What do you think of this first trailer? Lullaby will be available on iTunes and be released in theaters on June 13.

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Sources: Apple Movie Trailers and YouTube

Festival Exclusive – Sundance 2014 Dramatic Film Selections Announced

The Sundance 2014 selections for the U.S. Dramatic Competition have officially been announced. These films all have various unique storylines and focus on different aspects of the genre. From this list of selected films, there are six that are already generating a lot of buzz.

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Kristen Stewart in “Camp X-Ray”

The first film that is gaining attention stars Kristen Stewart and is currently titled Camp X-Ray. Stewart plays a soldier who has been stationed to work at Guantanamo Bay. However, while working there she befriends an Muslim inmate. This could be a breakthrough role for Stewart’s transition back into dramatic films and definitely one to watch for.

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader in "The Skeleton Twins"
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader in “The Skeleton Twins”

The other films that are generating early buzz include Life After Beth starring Aubrey Plaza and Dan DeHaan, The Skeleton Twins starring Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, and Low Down starring John Hawkes, Elle Fanning, Glenn Close, Lena Headey, and Peter Dinklage.

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Elle Fanning in “Low Down”

Plus, Cold in July starring Michael C. Hall and Sam Shepard, and God’s Pocket starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, John Turturro, and Christina Hendricks are also generating early buzz. Read more details about these films on Yahoo! Movies and The Wrap.

Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Turturro in "God's Pocket"
Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Turturro in “God’s Pocket”

Here is the full list of films selected for the 2014 Sundance U.S. Dramatic Competition:

Camp X-Ray
Cold in July 
Dear White People Fishing Without Nets
God’s Pocket
Happy Christmas
Hellion
Infinitely Polar Bear
Jamie Marks Is Dead 
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
Life After Beth
Low Down
The Skeleton Twins
The Sleepwalker
Song One
Whiplash

The 2014 Sundance Film Festival will be held in Park City, Utah, from January 16 to 26. What do you think of these films that have been selected for this portion of the festival? What do you think of the casts involved in these projects?

Sources: Yahoo! Movies and The Wrap

Official Trailer for “The Company You Keep”

Sony Pictures has officially released a trailer for Robert Redford’s next directorial endeavour, The Company You Keep. This film has a stellar cast that includes Redford, Shia LaBeouf, Julie Christie, Brendan Gleeson, Anna Kendrick, Nick Nolte, Sma Elliot, Terrence Howard, Brit Marling, Chris Cooper, Jackie Evancho, Richard Jenkins, Stanley Tucci, and Susan Sarandon.

Here is the official synopsis for the film (via Apple Movie Trailers):

Jim Grant (Robert Redford) is a public interest lawyer and single father raising his daughter in the tranquil suburbs of Albany, New York. Grant’s world is turned upside down,when a brash young reporter named Ben Shepard (Shia LaBeouf) exposes his true identity as a former 1970s antiwar radical fugitive wanted for murder. After living for more than 30 years underground, Grant must now go on the run. With the FBI in hot pursuit, he sets off on a cross-country journey to track down the one person that can clear his name.

Check out the trailer on Apple Movie Trailers.

Starting in September, The Company You Keep has been premiered at several film festivals, including the Venice Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Stockholm International Film Festival.  The Hollywood Reporter actually did a review of the film after it premiered at the Venice Film Festival, so if you are interested you can read that here. Personally, I think that it looks like an excellent film that would definitely be worth watching.

The Company You Keep will be theatrically released on April 5, 2013. Would you be interested in seeing this movie? What do you think of the amazing cast it has behind it? What do you think of this trailer?

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Sources: Apple Movie Trailers, The Hollywood Reporter, and IMDbPro

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

The Sundance Film Festival only has three days left and Entertainment Weekly shared yet another set of star portraits! These portraits feature actors and actresses such as Amy Poehler, Jessica Alba, Adam Scott, Dave Grohl, Dakota Fanning, and Elizabeth Olsen.

What do you think of the events that happened at Sundance? Were you surprised by any of the deals that were made? Take a look at the portraits in the gallery below:

Source: Entertainment Weekly