Add this to my ongoing list of shows I need to binge-watch now. Last year I finally watched Season One of Downton Abbey, and sometime before the January 5, 2015 premiere of this new season, I need to do some major cramming because I have no idea what’s going on! But for those of you who are all caught up, enjoy your first look at Season Five!
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Dude, this movie is 10 years old!
I feel like we’ve all had that moment during a children’s movie where we suddenly realize that ish is getting real. Real, dark. I remember watching The Incredibles and thinking that some of the dialogue was just so intense and so adult: “And when everyone’s super, no one will be.” LOVE it. So it makes sense that (ten years later, because, OMG we are hella old) someone decided to rethink the movie through the eyes of Christopher Nolan. And yes, you def get some Dark Knight vibes form this parody trailer. Peep the video for more!
This is going to be my new favorite show, and you better watch it with me.
A little while back I wrote about one of the shows I’m most excited about this year—Transparent. Amazon is getting into the streaming game with a new series from Jill Soloway (Six Feet Under) about a family with some unique challenges. YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS TRAILER, and then watch the series when it debuts on Amazon on September 26. Jeffrey Tambor plays a transition, transsexual father of three (played by Amy Landecker, Jay Duplass, and Gaby Hoffman). I loved the pilot episode and I expect to love the series. Peep the trailer for more!
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Everything's comin' up Matty
We have a new trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s upcoming movie, Interstellar, which remains one of the most highly-anticipated films of the year. And since Matthew McConaughey is getting to be more and more of a big deal (seriously, everyone was obsessing over him at the Emmys), the idea of him saving the world doesn’t seem all that far off. Interstellar also stars Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Ellen Burstyn, David Oyelowo, Casey Affleck, and Wes Bentley. Peep the trailer for more!
She's singing that 'Kill Bill' song and I LOVE IT!!!
Let me tell you—I was all prepared to roll my eyes at yet another Beyoncé/Jay Z whatever, but this is different. I don’t know who had the brilliant idea for Bey to sing Bang Bang (which I will always and forever associate with Kill Bill), but it opens up the trailer and it’s perfection. The rest of this just looks super-dope. Not all of us can be Trent, so we’ll have to settle for the HBO special. I’m personally psyched to experience On The Run from my home. Will you be tuning in?
Jess VS. Jess
It’s amazing what you can get done when you can see your flatscreen from your kitchen. I binge-watched The New Girl while washing dishes and making lunches over the course of maybe a week, and it was glorious. So I was excited to learn that a sneak peek had been released, featuring Jessica Biel. The cast of New Girl hit up the Let’s Be Cops premiere (the movie stars Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans), and in between interviews with
Winston Lamorne Morris we get a little sneak peek. Peep the video for more!
The 4 new films he left behind
The late Robin Williams has always been a prolific actor and, as such, it should come as no surprise that he has left behind a batch of new films that will be released in the coming months. Earlier this year, it was reported that Williams had wrapped filming production of the sequel film Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb which is due for release this coming holiday season (you can watch the first trailer for Night at the Museum above). Additionally, Robin had successfully filmed movies titled Merry Friggin’ Christmas (due out in early November), the British film Absolutely Anything (due out next year) and a drama titled Boulevard (which debuted at the TriBeca Film Festival earlier this year but has yet to be picked up by a studio for theatrical release). But while these 4 films will eventually make their way to movie theaters, I have to believe that plans for the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel that was reported last April will be cancelled. I cannot imagine that anyone will think it’s a good idea to move forward with a Mrs. Doubtfire 2 without Robin Williams in the lead role. I hope it is of some comfort to fans that there are still a few opportunities to see Robin in new movie projects in the coming months. For me, personally, I will hang on to and cherish the body of work that he has left behind. Through his new films and old, Robin Williams will remain with us forever.
You will love these. I promise.
I know I usually wait ’til the end of the year to round up my favorite indie films, but I gotta get you guys in the theatres to see these bad boys! I’ve gotten the chance to cover interviews for a few films at Paste Magazine over the last couple of months, and I’ve been exposed to some fantastic directors and talent. Right now, I know everyone the world over is flocking to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy, but in between the blockbusters I hope you all make time for some small films with big themes. The more people fill the seats, the more we can send a message that these movies are important—because they are! Y’all know I exaggerate, but I am not kidding when I saw I got my life changed in some small way with each of these stories. Click inside for more!