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FERDINAND – New Trailer & Poster

FerdinandPosterBuilt to fight. Born to love.


20th Century Fox has released a new trailer and poster for FERDINAND! Inspired by the beloved book “The Story of Ferdinand” by Munro Leaf and Robert Lawson, FERDINAND tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.

The animation stars voices of John Cena, Kate McKinnon, Gina Rodriguez, Daveed Diggs, Gabriel Iglesias, Bobby Cannavale, David Tennant, Anthony Anderson, Flula Borg, Sally Phillips, Boris Kodjoe, Jerrod Carmichael, Raúl Esparza, Karla Martínez, Miguel Ángel Silvestre. Directed by the Brazilian Carlos Saldanha.

FERDINAND hits theaters everywhere on December 15, 2017!

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CARS 3 Event – Hot Laps & More

In March, something really extraordinary happened to me as I movie fan and entertainment journalist. I got the incredible opportunity to visit Pixar in Emeryville, California for the first time! While we were hanging out at Sonoma Raceway to do interviews with the director, producers, well with everybody was involved in the fantastic animation Cars 3Going deep in this experience that last one and half days, what stood out to me was how much inspiration you feel, how much appreciation you started to have just to be surrounded by all of the artistic creativity people and the office environment. I was able to “taste”’ every aspect and details of the creation of an animation: storyboard, research, music, colors, formats, characters, types of cars…. It was endless and an unique experience! Aside from watch around 45 minutes of Cars 3 footage, I had the opportunity to watch the new short called Lou. This time around Lighting McQueen, voiced once by Owen Wilson, was pushed out of racing by a young car called Jackson Storm, voiced by Armie Hammer. To get back into the track, Lighting McQueen will use some help of trainer Cruz Ramirez, voiced by Cristela Alonzo.

Within the press event, I participated alongside with other journalists to some cool activities. I recorded some videos and took some pics….

HOT LAPS @ SONOMA RACEWAY

PIT STOP CHALLENGE

My Diploma

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THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE – New Character Posters

New character posters for Open Road Films’ upcoming animated film, THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE and get ready to take back the park!!!

Get to know Surly and the gang in new character posters for THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE! This nutty new animated comedy stars Will Arnett, Jackie Chan, Maya Rudolph, Katherine Heigl, Gabriel Iglesias, and Jeff Dunham. Get ready. Get set. Get NUTS with the whole family when this sequel to the 2014 animated hit hits theaters everywhere August 11!


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Pray For Rain – Red Carpet

From Vertical Entertainment, the drama Pray for Rain hits theaters this Friday, June 16. The film follows a young New York journalist, played by Annabelle Stephenson, who returns to the idyllic Central California farming community where she was raised only to find it has been ravaged by drought and has become a place ruled by gangs, violent threats and greed. She is forced to investigate the suspicious circumstances of her father’s death even though it puts her in great danger. Her mother is played by talented actress Jane Seymour. Directed by Alex Ranavirelo. Written by Christina Moore and Gloria Musca.

I attended the red carpet last week in Hollywood (CA), and I talked to French director Alex Ranavirelo about why he picked actress Jane Seymour for the lead role. Jane was also present and talked about the elaborate script, what we can expect from the film and how it was to work with Annabelle Stephenson who plays her daughter in the plot. British actress Annabelle also commented on her character, the journalist Emma Gardner, her experience working with Jane and what we can expect from this drama. In addition to Jane and Annabelle, the film stars Nicholas Gonzalez, James Morrison, Ali Afshar, Paul Rodriguez, and others.


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Matthew Modine on 47 Meters Down

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(l-r) Matthew Modine, Claire Holt and Mandy Moore. (©Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures)

Every summer there is a movie with shark. This summer won’t be any different. 47 Meters Down ‘dives in’ Friday, June 16, the first film distributed by Entertainment Studios. The film was purchased from The Weinstein Company a day before it hits the DVD shelves, fortunately we can watch this creepy story on the big screen. Directed by Johannes Roberts who also wrote the script alongside with Ernest Riera.

On the rebound after a devastating break-up, Lisa, played by Mandy Moore, is ready for adventure while on vacation in Mexico. Even still, she needs a little extra persuasion when her daring sister Kate, played by Claire Holt, suggests they go shark diving with some locals. Once underwater in a protective cage, Lisa and Kate catch a once in a lifetime, face-to-face look at majestic Great Whites. But when their worst fears are realized and the cage breaks away from their boat, they find themselves plummeting to the bottom of the seabed, too deep to radio for help without making themselves vulnerable to the savage sharks, their oxygen supplies rapidly dwindling. Aside from Moore and Holt, the film stars Matthew Modine, Yani Gellman, Chris Johnson, and more.

American Actor Matthew Modine plays Captain Taylor in this thriller. Let’s check it out what Matthew spoke about it during the roundtable interviews a couple of weeks ago in Beverly Hills.

What was it about 47 Meters Down that attracted you to it?

Matthew Modine – It was a terrific horror movie without supernatural elements. I was speaking with someone from China who told me they don’t make horror films there because if there are supernatural elements then it is forbidden. Culturally, it’s forbidden because of spiritual aspects. So this was a horror movie without that supernatural aspects. It’s a horror film about something that could happen, that might happen, that does happen.

47-meters-down-4You play a maverick boat captain who agrees to take these young women on a shark sighting expedition. What was your research in playing Captain Taylor?

Matthew – I started scuba diving when I was 14 or 15 years old in San Diego. I wanted to be an oceanographer. I studied oceanography. I wanted to be like Jacques Cousteau. I’m really excited to be working on a collaboration with a woman named Sylvia Earle who is probably the preeminent marine biologists in the world today. She’s doing something really wonderful creating Hope Spots. There was an article on the front page of the New York Times a few weeks ago that talked about how 90 percent of the world’s fish stocks are gone. What they say is happening today is the equivalent and going into people’s homes and taking their children. We’re killing future generations of fish. There are not going to be fish to reproduce to fill those fish stocks. There are over 100 million sharks killed every year for their fins to make soup. The shark is an incredibly important part of the ecosystem of the ocean. To be killing fish at the rate that we are, we’re inevitably going to kill ourselves. You could take all the fish out of the ocean and, to us, the ocean would appear to be exactly the same because we look at the surface. We don’t think about what’s going on deep below the surface of the ocean. So we have to become conscious of those creatures that we share this world with. What Sylvia Earl is doing by creating Hope Spots around the world in different places, she’s giving fish a fighting chance to be able to reproduce. There’s a Chinese proverb: we don’t plant trees for ourselves, we plant them for our grandchildren.

 The sharks aren’t the real predators in this. It’s the mistakes made by the people on the boat that leads to their predicament.

Matthew – What do you expect to happen when you dump a bunch of blood in the water and then put humans in the water? This is what David Letterman used to call Stupid Human Tricks.

Have you ever been in a situation where you were reluctant to do something risky, but a close friend or family member persuaded you to do it?

Matthew – My wife talked me into jumping out of an airplane for a television program. It was something she wanted to do. I said, “I don’t have any interest in jumping out of an airplane. We did a tandem jump. I did four tandems and then my solo. On my solo jump my parachute did not open. When I was getting ready to do my solo jump, the guy that was coaching me talked about all the things that could go wrong. He said, “if the parachute doesn’t open, you reach up and grab those handles and you pump and you pump and you pump!” This guy was looking at me so hard that I feel like he packed my parachute badly because he knew it was going to happen. I was thinking, “That guy tried to kill me!” I was falling 122 feet a second and the earth was racing toward me and so I pumped and pumped and pumped. Finally, it opened and when I got on the ground I kissed the ground. I can’t watch any kind of program now where someone’s jumping out of a plane without feeling a lump in my throat. It makes me physically sick. I get dizzy. It’s horrible.

So, you didn’t blame your wife, right?

Matthew – Yeah, I did.

Did you get injured while making this film?

Matthew – Not this time. I’ve been knocked out twice on film sets. I’ve probably had 100 stitches from things happening on film sets. I wish they had been good movies where I could say it was worth it. But movie sets can be dangerous places. On Cutthroat Island I got hit by a nail. It was attached to a board and I’m on camera screaming to co-star Geena Davis, “Morgan!” There had these water guns that were shooting and it caught one of these boards that had a 16-penny nail. It was coming right at my temple, but at the last minute I turned and it scraped across the back of my head. It opened up the back of my head and I had to get stitches. And the day I got my stitches out, we were filming a scene where we were jumping from a balcony into the back of a wagon and there was this funnel-like device that had an explosive attached that was filled with cork. When Geena and I jumped out of the wagon, the wagon exploded. But when we jumped from the balcony what happened is one of the whiskey barrels that was on it rolled on top of this explosive and it became a projectile. So when the explosive detonated, the whiskey barrel went flying and it’s like chasing me, and it came down and hit me right in the back of my head where I had just had the stitches taken out. I was barefoot in my shitty costume. I knew I had to get out of the frame and as soon as I was out of the frame, I threw my sword down and screamed, “I don’t want to play anymore! I want to go home!” There I am with no shoes on, running through flames.

What’s next for you?

Matthew – Soldado, the sequel to Sicario. It will be equally as good and probably better. I saw about 15 minutes of it when we were filming. They cut together a piece as we were breaking for Christmas. And it’s just beautiful and terrifying. Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin and Catherine Keener are at the top of their game. I was really excited to participate in the film. I’m leaving next week to go do a film with John Travolta, where I’m going to play George Herbert Walker Bush. It’s a movie about the making of the cigarette boats. Don Aranow invented these really fast boats. They became boats that were used by drug smugglers. Bush bought a bunch of them for the U.S. government to combat the drug runners. So I’m working on my George H.W. Bush imitation without sounding like Dana Carvey.

47 Meters Down could be the Jaws of 2017.

Matthew – From your mouth to God’s ear. But this is different from Jaws. Peter Benchley’s book is the first big, thick book that I read when I was little. The shark seemed to be something more than simply a shark. It was a different kind of monster than Frankenstein or Dracula. It was something deeply primordial—the fear that the shark provided in the book.  In the film, the shark almost has a consciousness. It wants “that boat” and the people on “that boat,” to get them. It wants to get Robert Shaw and swallow him. This film doesn’t have that. The real predator in the movie is man. It’s the stupidity of humans going out and behaving stupidly out in the open sea.


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Take home John Wick: Chapter 2

JW2_3D_RGB_4KUltraOCrd_Skew_NEWYou can’t take Keanu Reeves home today, but you can take John Wick: Chapter 2!!! The highly anticipated, hard-hitting second installment in the thrilling John Wick saga, shoots its way and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand on June 13 from Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company. Keanu Reeves returns with director Chad Stahelski and writer Derek Kolstad in this globe-trotting, action-packed thriller. Reeves stars alongside an all-star cast including Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo, Common, Peter Stormare, and, reuniting with Reeves for the first time since The Matrix films, Laurence Fishburne. The Digital HD is available since May 23.

Legendary hit man John Wick is forced out of retirement again by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome, where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.

The 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD releases feature over three hours of extensive bonus material including feature-length audio commentary with Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski, three deleted scenes, nine featurettes, the official John Wick “Kill Count” video, and the Dog Wick short. Featurettes include “RetroWick: Exploring the Unexpected Success of John Wick,” featuring the cast discussing the success of the first film; “Training John Wick,” showing Keanu Reeves and Common training with guns, cars, and hand-to-hand combat; “Wick-vizzed,” which looks at the blueprint “pre-viz” of John Wick’s action beats; “As Above, so Below: The Underworld of John Wick,” exploring the assassin’s underworld in the movie; “Friends, Confidantes: The Keanu/Chad Partnership,” delving into the long-standing relationship between Keanu Reeves and one-time stunt coordinator – and now director – Chad Stahelski; “Car Fu Ridealong,” where fans can experience a true ride-along with Keanu Reeves and the stunt driver; “Chamber Deck: Evolution of a Fight Scene,” breaking down one of the fight sequences from concept to screen; and “Wick’s Toolbox,” looking into John Wick’s bag of tricks. The 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray versions will also feature Dolby Atmos audio remixed specifically for the home-theater environment, to place and move audio anywhere in the room, including overhead.

4K/BLU-RAY/ DIGITAL HD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Deleted Scenes
  • “RetroWick: Exploring the Unexpected Success of John Wick” Featurette
  • ‘Training John Wick” Featurette
  • “WICK-vizzed” Featurette
  • “Friends, Confidantes: The Keanu/Chad Partnership” Featurette
  • “As Above, So Below: The Underworld of John Wick” Featurette
  • “Car Fu Ridealong” Featurette
  • “Chamber Deck: Evolution of a Fight Scene” Featurette
  • “Wick’s Toolbox” Featurette
  • “Kill Count” Featurette
  • Dog Wick Short
  • Audio Commentary with Keanu Reeves and director Chad Stahelski

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

  • “RetroWick: Exploring the Unexpected Success of John Wick” Featurette
  • “As Above, So Below: The Underworld of John Wick” Featurette


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DUNKIRK – New poster & TV Spots

Warner Bros. released the official poster for DUNKIRK, an epic action thriller from filmmaker Christopher Nolan, on June 7thDUNKIRK hits theaters July 21st.

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They also released some TV spot. Let’s check them out:

 

Nolan directed DUNKIRK from his own original screenplay, utilizing a mixture of IMAX® and 65mm film to bring the story to the screen. DUNKIRK opens as hundreds of thousands of British and Allied troops are surrounded by enemy forces. Trapped on the beach with their backs to the sea they face an impossible situation as the enemy closes in.

The film’s ensemble cast includes Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D’Arcy and Barry Keoghan, with Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance and Tom Hardy. Produced by Nolan and Emma Thomas, with Jake Myers serving as executive producer.

DUNKIRK was filmed on location in France, Holland, the UK and Los Angeles. Warner Bros. Pictures presents a Syncopy Production a film by Christopher Nolan, DUNKIRK.