First Look – Eight New Stills for “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”

Eight exclusive new images have been released for the highly anticipated film, Lee Daniels’ The Butler. This historical drama is based on a true story and follows the life of White House butler Eugene Allen. Allen was a butler in the White House from 1952 until 1986 and served eight presidents.

Actor Forest Whitaker is playing a character based off of Eugene Allen, named Cecil Gaines. However, he is not the only talented actor behind this film! The stellar cast includes Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Colman Domingo, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Robin Williams, Melissa Leo, Liev Schreiber, Alex Pettyfer, Jesse Williams, Terrence Howard, Minka Kelly, James Marsden, Aml Ameen, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Lenny Kravitz.

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David Banner and Mariah Carey as Earl Gaines and Hattie Pearl.

Lee Daniels also produced the film and wrote the screenplay along with Danny Strong. If you have not already, watch the stunning trailer for The Butler here. Personally, I think that this is going to be a big awards contender this year and definitely a film to keep an eye on.

These eight new stills finally give us a deeper look into this star-studded film, so take a look at and share your thoughts in the comments! Lee Daniels’ The Butler will be theatrically released August 16, 2013.

Source: Entertainment WeeklyIndieWireYouTube, and IMDbPro

Movie Exclusive – New International Poster Released for “Diana” Biopic

A stunning new international poster has been released for the Oliver Hirschbiegel-directed biopic entitled Diana. The production itself has actually undergone several changes with both the title and release date being changed. The original title was Caught in Flight, but it was later changed to simply, Diana. The release date was also changed from August 29 to September 20, 2013.

This biopic takes a looks at Lady Diana’s relationship with Dr. Hasnat Khan and the last few years of her life. Naomi Watts is playing Princess Diana and Dr. Hasnat Khan is being played by Naveen Andrews. The biopic also stars Cas Anvar, Douglas Hodge, Geraldine James, Charles Edwards, and Daniel Pirrie.

This poster gives us another glimpse of Watts in the iconic role of Princess Diana and the resemblance is almost uncanny. Personally, I think Watts was a great choice for the role and I am very interested in seeing how the film plays out. If you have not already, be sure to watch the first trailer for the film here.

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What do you think of this new international poster for Diana? Do you think Watts is right for the iconic role? What do you think of the other cast members involved in this project? Will you be interested in seeing this film when it is released?

Sources: Entertainment Tonight, Huffington Post, Apple Movie Trailers, and IMDbPro

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?

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Source: The Wrap and YouTube

Movie Exclusive – Exclusive First Trailer for “The Butler”

The first trailer for the Lee Daniels-directed film, The Butler, has hit the web. Let me tell you, it is an amazing trailer and it gives audiences a great glimpse at what this film is about. The Butler is based off of a true story and follows the life of White House butler Eugene Allen (Forest Whitaker). Allen was a butler in the White House from 1952 until 1986 and served eight presidents.

This film has an absolutely stellar cast that includes the likes of Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Colman Domingo, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Vanessa Redgrave, Robin Williams, Melissa Leo, Liev Schreiber, Alex Pettyfer, Jesse Williams, Terrence Howard, Minka Kelly, James Marsden, Aml Ameen, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Lenny Kravitz.

Lee Daniels also produced the film and wrote the screenplay along with Danny Strong. Watch the stunning trailer for The Butler here and let me know what you think in the comments! Personally, I think that this film will be incredible and a huge award contender during the 2013 award season.

Will you be going to see The Butler when it hits theaters October 18, 2013? What do you think of the talented cast behind the film? Do you think it could be an award contender next year?

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Sources: IndieWire, YouTube, and IMDbPro

First Official Trailer for “Ender’s Game” Movie Adaptation

The first official trailer for the film adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel, Ender’s Game, has officially been released. Gavin Hood adapted the novel into a screenplay and directed the film that is being distributed by Summit Entertainment.

Ender’s Game stars Sir Ben Kingsley, Harrison Ford, Viola Davis, Andrea Powell, Abigail Breslin, Asa Butterfield, and Hailee Steinfeld. This is a very strong cast as most of these actors have either won or have been nominated for an Academy Award.

The exclusive trailer gives fans the first glimpse at some of the major characters and relationships between them. Personally, I think this will definitely leave fans hungry for more as it is just a teaser trailer. Watch the exclusive first trailer here.

What do you think of the cast behind this film? Will you be seeing Ender’s Game when it hits theaters November 1, 2013? What do you think of this first trailer? Sound off in the comments!

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Source: YouTube

Movie Exclusive – First Official Trailer for Adaptation of Judy Blume’s “Tiger Eyes”

The first official trailer has been released for the film adaptation of Judy Blume’s novel, Tiger Eyes. Blume is a best-selling and critically-acclaimed author, but none of her books have been made into films until now. This is the first of her novels to be made into a major motion picture.

For those of you unfamiliar with the story of Tiger Eyes, here is an official synopsis (via Apple Movie Trailers):

Davey is a 17 year-old girl abruptly relocated by her grieving mother to  the strange “atom bomb” town of Los Alamos, New Mexico. With the sudden and violent death of her father, the displaced Davey no longer knows who to be or how to fit in. Everything that once mattered suddenly seems insignificant. But when she meets Wolf, a mysterious young Native American, while exploring the surrounding canyons, she feels he is able to see past her pain and into her true self. The connection they make brings Davey back from the edge and sets her on a journey from heartbreak and confusion to life and love after tragedy.

The film was directed by Judy Blume’s son, Lawrence Blume, and they worked on the screenplay together. Although it will not be in theaters until June 7, the film has premiered at number of film festivals over the past year. Tiger Eyes stars Willa Holland, Amy Jo Johnson, Cynthia Stevenson, Tatanka Means, Elise Eberle, and Russell Means. Watch the first official trailer here.

Are you a fan of Judy Blume’s novels? What do you think of this new trailer? What do you think of the cast for this film? Will you be going to see Tiger Eyes when it comes out in theaters?

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Source: Apple Movie Trailers and IMDbPro

Trailer MegaPost – “Elysium,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and “The Way, Way Back”

There have been some amazing and exciting new trailers released lately for the three highly anticipated films Elysium, Romeo and Juliet, and The Way, Way Back. Although all three films have different styles and are in different genres, they all look like spectacular films that will gain attention from critics and audiences alike. Read below for details on each film and click the film name for links to the trailer!

1. Elysium stars actors Matt Damon, Jodi Foster, Wagner Moura, Sharlto Copley, William Fichtner and Diego Luna and is directed by Neill BlomkampHere is an official synopsis for Elysium (via IMDb): “In the year 2159 two classes of people exist: the very wealthy who live on a pristine man-made space station called Elysium, and the rest, who live on an overpopulated, ruined Earth. Secretary Rhodes (Foster), a government official, will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve the luxurious lifestyle of the citizens of Elysium. That doesn’t stop the people of Earth from trying to get in, by any means they can. When unlucky Max (Damon) is backed into a corner, he agrees to take on a daunting mission that if successful will not only save his life, but could bring equality to these polarized worlds.” Be sure to catch Elysium in theaters this summer on August 9, 2013.

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2. Romeo and Juliet stars Hailee Steinfeld as Juliet, Douglas Booth as Romeo, Damian Lewis as Lord Capulet, and Paul Giamatti as Friar Laurence. Plus, Stellan Skarsgard as the Prince of Verona, Ed Westwick as Tybalt, Kodi Smit-McPhee as Benvolio, and Natascha McElhone as Lady Capulet. This adaptation was directed by Carlo Carlei and the screenplay is by Julian Fellowes. Of course, this film is based off of William Shakespeare’s classic and timeless play, Romeo and Juliet. This stunning adaptation will be hitting theaters October 25, 2013.

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3. The Way, Way Back stars Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Amanda Peet, Rob Corddry, and Liam James and is directed by both Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. This was one of the films to watch for that premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Here is an official synopsis (via Apple Movie Trailers): “The Way, Way Back is the funny and poignant coming-of-age story of 14-year-old Duncan’s (James) summer vacation with his mother, Pam (Collette), her overbearing boyfriend, Trent (Carell), and his daughter Steph (Levin). Having a rough time fitting in, the introverted Duncan finds an unexpected friend in gregarious Owen (Rockwell), manager of the Water Wizz water park. Through his funny, clandestine friendship with Owen, Duncan slowly opens up and begins to finally find his place in the world—all during a summer he will never forget.” The Way, Way Back actually looks like a  funny and heart-warming film so be sure to catch it when it releases on July 5th, 2013.

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What do you think of these trailers? Are you excited for any of these films? Which one do you feel you will most likely go and see in theaters?

Sources: Collider IMDb, YouTube, and Apple Movie Trailers