"I think Lily's thoughts, I dream her dreams"
Way back in February we got our first look at Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne in character in his new film The Danish Girl, which is the big screen adaptation of the novel written by David Ebershoff. Today we get our first look at Eddie in action as Lili Ebe in the just-released first trailer for The Danish Girl which, absolutely, will secure another Oscar nomination for Redmayne. I was lucky enough to attend an early screening of the biopic Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender this summer and I’m pretty convinced he will be nominated for the Best Actor award for his portrayal of the late Apple CEO. I am also completely convinced that Eddie Redmayne will be nominated and will likely be Fassbender‘s main competition for the award. Just as the trailer’s for Redmayne‘s film last year, The Theory of Everything, completely wowed me, I am equally impressed with this trailer for The Danish Girl. The film opens in select theaters on November 27 and will open wider in December. Have a look above at Eddie in The Danish Girl and get your first look at one of the films that will be in heavy awards contention come awards season next year.
"For you nor I can hold back time"
Back in March we learned that the forthcoming 6th season of the ITV series Downton Abbey will be the last season of the series and today we get our first look at the first trailer for the final season of the show. The 6th and final season of Downton Abbey will premiere in the UK on September 20 and as you can see in the very emotional trailer above, there will be a lot of goodbyes to come this final season. I must admit that I am not totally caught up with the series so I don’t know how the last season ended but I think I know where things are going. I’m not ready to say goodbye to Downton Abbey just yet so fortunately, I have a whole season of the show (plus the beloved Xmas special) to look forward to. The final season of Downton Abbey won’t air here in the US on PBS until next year but I know I can’t wait that long to watch. Come September 20, I’ll be tuning in with the lucky folks in the UK to watch the 6th and final season of Downton Abbey.
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"No, No, don't open it!
In early July, we got our first look at the first trailer for the big screen adaptation of R.L. Stine‘s book series Goosebumps. Today we get to see the just-released second trailer for the movie … which is very similar to the first trailer, with only a new scene or two here and there. Even still, this new trailer for Goosebumps does a very good job of giving us a feel for how the movie will turn out … and it looks kinda fun. I have a feeling that Goosebumps fans will enjoy this movie for the mere fact that we will finally get to see these beloved scary characters come to life. It’s been ages since I’ve read these books but I get the sense that people will enjoy this movie, even if they haven’t read all of the Goosebumps books. Goosebumps will open in theaters on October 15, you ready?
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Circoc bottles flying, endless cat fights and the first gay couple
I can feel it. I can feel you all judging me, but I promise you it’s not as harshly as I’m judging myself right now. But here’s the thing—you don’t know me, you don’t know my struggle! I have tried to quit this show before, I trieeeddd. I missed the entire last season of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, but Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood was so horrifyingly bad/amazingly entertaining, that I can’t miss it. I CAN’T! I’m obsessed with Lil Fizz. I’m obsessed with Moniece. And it’s a mess. I’m a mess. Please watch this super trailer so that I’m not alone in this. Also, they have added the [incredibly hot] First Gay Couple of the series (although, technically, Kalenna of LHHATL was first… which shows I know way too much about this whole movement). Peep the video for more!
"Tower just had everything"
Earlier this year, the documentary film All Things Must Pass — about the rise and fall of the legendary Tower Records — made its debut at SxSW in Austin, TX. In October, the film will open nationally in theaters, allowing music fans everywhere the opportunity to see this wonderful film. Now, I haven’t seen the movie (yet) but based on the clips of footage that I’ve seen, coupled with the rave reviews from those who have seen the movie, I just know that this documentary will likely become one of my favorite movies of the year. I can’t even begin to explain how important Tower Records has been to my life. As a music fan, it was a home away from home where I knew not only I would find pretty much everything that I wanted and needed (from LPs, to CDs, to singles — both import and domestic — to magazines, t-shirts, concert tickets, every and anything music related) but I would be among other likeminded music fans and friends. The rise of digital music led to the death of stores like Tower Records, which is sad but understandable. Nothing will ever take the place of having a Tower Records close by to retreat to whenever you want to get away from everything and just immerse yourself in music heaven. When I visited Tokyo, Japan a couple of years ago, I was so elated to see that Tower Records still thrives in that wonderful city. It was so nice to be in the store again and it’s a great feeling knowing that it still exists … somewhere out there. All Things Must Pass looks to be a must-see movie for any music fan and definitely a movie that Tower Records fans have to check out. The film opens in theaters on October 15. Check out the trailer above and see if it look like something you’ll want to make time for when the movie is released this fall.
Last month, we got to see the first teaser video for the forthcoming 5th season of Homeland on Showtime which gave us a tiny taste of the changes coming to the storyline. Today we get to see the first, full-length trailer for Homeland season 5 and as you can see above, it gives us a very good understanding of what we can expect from the forthcoming season. The new season picks up 2 years after the end of season 4 and it will focus initially on ex-CIA agent Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) working as a private citizen in Berlin, Germany. As you can see above, Carrie‘s past catches up with her and forces her into an incredibly complicated situation that will force her back into the life she thought she left behind. I like this trailer. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the course of the new season based on the teaser we saw last month but I am impressed by how things are clarified in this new trailer. Homeland season 5 premieres on Showtime on October 7. I am so in, are you?
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Coming Halloween 2015
Back in May, we got our first look at the first teaser released for the new Starz original TV series Ash Vs. Evil Dead and today we get to see the just-released second teaser for the series. Ash Vs. Evil Dead is a sequel series of sorts to the original Evil Dead and Army of Darkness films that made Bruce Campbell a star. As you can see in the teaser embedded above, this new series will feature the same humor and silly gore that has made the Evil Dead franchise a beloved cult classic. Have a look at this teaser and see how many times it makes you laugh. I’m really looking forward to this new series, which will appropriately premiere on Starz on Hallowe’en.
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"You ain't seen nothin' yet"
Earlier this month, we saw a promo video for the forthcoming second season of Gotham on Fox and, as you may recall, the video promo focused on the lunatics who have taken over control of Arkham Asylum. Today we get to see a new promo video for Gotham that makes plainly clear that the villains will rise when the show’s sophomore season premieres on September 21. As you can see in the video embedded above, season 2 of Gotham will bring us the return of some of the villains featured in season 1 (like the possible Joker) and will introduce new baddies (including a very Catwoman-like character, clad in skintight latex rubber and wielding a bullwhip). Gotham was one of my fave shows of the last TV season so I’m anxious for its return next month. In a city famous for its villains, it’ll be fun to get back to Gotham and see how they are doing.
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"I'm still alive"
Back in June we got our first look at the first movie trailer for Ridley Scott‘s new film, The Martian, which stars Matt Damon as a NASA astronaut stranded on Mars after a space mission goes awry. Today we get to see the just-released second trailer for the film which hits theaters in November. Based on the novel by Andy Weir, The Martian promises high drama in the most extreme circumstances. As you may recall, the film’s first trailer had a very tense, dramatic feel to it. This second trailer feels a bit more light-hearted, thanks to the inclusion of music. I am very much looking forward to the release of this movie. The Martian opens in theaters on November 25.
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At last, we get to see an actual hologram
Back in May we got to see the first trailer for the upcoming live-action Jem and the Holograms movie and, as you may recall, that first trailer confirmed all of our fears that the beloved cartoon that we remember from the ’80s has been bastardized and made into a tween, coming-of-age movie that looks nothing like the original source material. Today we get to see the just-released second trailer for Jem and the Holograms and, as you can see above, we finally get to see an actual hologram in this new trailer. It *looks* like the producers are trying to present this movie in a much more favorable way this time around, probably because of the onslaught of negativity that was generated by the release of the first trailer back in the spring. It looks like Syngergy will be featured in the movie after all but not in the way that we know her. Check out the trailer above and get your second look at Jem and the Holograms and see what you think. Do the story tweaks that we see in this trailer make you feel better about the movie overall? This version of Jem will open in theaters on October 23.