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SKYSCRAPER | Full Trailer

How far would you go to protect your family? This is the plot oof Dwayne Johnson’s movie called SKYSCRAPER, which jumps to theaters July 13!

We got the first look at Dwyane Johnson in during the Super Bowl. And later on the full trailer was aired The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

Here the trailer for SKYSCRAPER:

 

About the film

Global icon Dwayne Johnson leads the cast of Legendary’s Skyscraper as former FBI Hostage Rescue Team leader and U.S. war veteran Will Sawyer, who now assesses security for skyscrapers.  On assignment in China he finds the tallest, safest building in the world suddenly ablaze, and he’s been framed for it.  A wanted man on the run, Will must find those responsible, clear his name and somehow rescue his family who is trapped inside the building…above the fire line.

The film also stars Neve Campbell, Chin Han, Noah Taylor, Roland Møller, Byron Mann, Pablo Schreiber, and Hannah Quinlivan.

Written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber, the 3D action-thriller is produced by Beau Flynn, Johnson, Thurber and Hiram Garcia.

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Universal Pictures Unveils DARK UNIVERSE

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Academy Award® winners Russell Crowe & Javier Bardem, superstar Tom Cruise, blockbuster icon Johnny Depp & Sofia Boutella (@ Universal Pictures)

Welcome to a new world of gods and monsters.

Witness the beginning of a Dark Universe.

Universal Pictures announced today, May 22, which its series of films reviving the studio’s classic monster characters for a new generation will be known as DARK UNIVERSE. The motion logo for the new initiative features a musical theme composed by Danny Elfman and will debut in theaters preceding The Mummy, which will be released on June 9.  The announcement includes details of the enterprise relaunching Universal’s iconic characters  into modern cinema, as well as confirmations of superstar cast and that Academy Award® winner Bill Condon will direct Bride of Frankenstein.

DARK UNIVERSE was begun by core creatives Alex Kurtzman, who also serves as director and producer of The Mummy, the inaugural film in the new classic monster series, and The Mummy producer Chris Morgan, who recently saw The Fate of the Furious, the sixth film he wrote for the Fast & Furious franchise, claim the biggest opening in history at the global box office when it opened on April 14.  Also joining the enterprise to inspire and entertain a new generation are such visionary talents as Oscar winner® Christopher McQuarrie and David Koepp.

From his first score on Tim Burton’s Pee-wee’s Big Adventure and his iconic theme for The Simpsons—not to mention his collaborations with filmmakers including Ang Lee, David O. Russell, Sam Raimi, Rob Marshall, Guillermo del Toro, Joss Whedon and Peter Jackson—four-time Academy Award® nominee Danny Elfman’s inimitable compositions have vaulted him into one of the most versatile and accomplished composers in history.

In another exciting development, Oscar® winner Bill Condon will follow his worldwide smash Beauty and the Beast, one of this year’s biggest hits—which crossed $1 billion at the global box office and became the most successful musical of all time—by directing Bride of Frankenstein, from a screenplay by Koepp.  The next film from Dark Universe, Bride of Frankenstein will be released on Thursday, February 14, 2019.

In a related move, Universal announced that it will not release a Dark Universe film as previously planned for April 13, 2018, and that Bride will instead be the next chapter in the unspooling series of movies following this year’s The Mummy.  The actress chosen to play the lead role in Condon’s version of this timeless story will be announced soon.

DARK UNIVERSE films will be distinguished by performances from some of the most talented and popular global superstars stepping into iconic roles, as well as electric new talents whose careers are starting to break through. While previously announced, the stars of both imminent and future Dark Universe projects are gathered for the first time in the attached photo: The Invisible Man and Frankenstein’s Monster will be played by, respectively, blockbuster icon Johnny Depp and Academy Award® winner Javier Bardem, who appear together later this summer in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.  Those actors join superstar Tom Cruise as soldier of fortune Nick Morton and Oscar® winner Russell Crowe as Dr. Henry Jekyll, who lead the all-star cast of The Mummy, along with Sofia Boutella, the actress who embodies the title role in that film.

At its organizing principle, Dark Universe films are connected by a mysterious multi-national organization known as Prodigium.  Led by the enigmatic and brilliant Dr. Henry Jekyll, Prodigium’s mission is to track, study and—when necessary—destroy evil embodied in the form of monsters in our world.  Working outside the aegis of any government, and with practices concealed by millennia of secrecy, Prodigium protects the public from knowledge of the evil that exists just beyond the thin membrane of civilized society…and will go to any length to contain it.  To learn more about DARK UNIVERSE and Prodigium, visit www.DarkUniverse.com and www.WelcometoProdigium.com.


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Take home today FIFTY SHADES DARKER

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JAMIE DORNAN AND DAKOTA JOHNSON STAR IN THE SECOND

TANTALIZING INSTALLMENT OF THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON  

 Universal Pictures Home Entertainment will unleash Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition, plunging fans even deeper into the mesmerizing, hidden world of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, as the year’s hottest romance comes home 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand, today, May 9. The global film phenomenon sparked by E.L. James’ best-selling book trilogy returns with the second chapter of the darkly alluring tale that captivated the world. Fans can now stay in and have the ultimate at-home movie night with Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition, and this time, there are no rules and no secrets.

When a wounded Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan, tries to entice a cautious Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson, back into his life, she demands a new arrangement before she will give him another chance. As the two begin to build trust and find stability, shadowy figures from Christian’s past start to circle the couple. Jack Hyde (Eric Johnson) and Elena Lincoln (Kim Basinger) intensify the story, determined to destroy the couple’s hopes for a future together.

Directed by James Foley, Fifty Shades Darker also features Bella Heathcote, as well as returning cast members Oscar® winner Marcia Gay Harden and Rita Ora.

In addition to both the original theatrical version and a steamy new unrated version with over 13 minutes of footage not seen in theaters, Fifty Shades Darker Unrated Edition on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD comes with more than 30 minutes of never-before-seen bonus content, including cast interviews, behind-the-scenes features, and a peek at what lies ahead in the upcoming Fifty Shades Freed!

BONUS FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO BLU-RAY:

  • A Darker Direction – Director James Foley explains how his vision had to meet with fans’ expectations.
  • New Threats – An introduction to some new, dark and threatening characters, including Jack Hyde, Leila and, of course, Elena Lincoln – aka Mrs. Robinson!
  • The Masquerade – This featurette about one of the film’s most iconic scenes — the masquerade benefit event at Grey Mansion — explores the production design and costumes and goes behind-the-scenes with the filmmakers and main cast members.
  • Intimate With Darker – An intense look and discussion about the intimate, sensual and provocative world of Fifty Shades Darker, including a visit to the Red Room and, of course, the new “toys!”

BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAY and DVD:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • A Tease to Fifty Shades Freed – A tease to the next Fifty Shades
  • Writing Darker – Author E.L. James and screenwriter Niall Leonard trace back the history of the book and introduce viewers to the much darker story and its adaptation to the big screen.
  • Dark Reunion – The filmmakers and cast members discuss being reunited for this second film, and where we find Ana, Christian and their friends.


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The Huntsman: Winter’s War now available on Blu-ray™ & DVD

327262C01_THMWW_BD_O-card-PS_3DFrom Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, if it’s the Snow White tale you’re looking for, discover the story that came before in The Huntsman: Winter’s War, coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand today, August 23.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War stars Charlize Theron as the evil Queen Ravenna, who betrays her good sister Freya, played by Emily Blunt, with an unforgivable act, freezing Freya’s heart to love and unleashing in her an icy power she never knew she possessed. Retreating to a kingdom far to the north, Freya raises an army of Huntsmen as her protectors, with the only rule that no two of them should ever fall in love. As a war for domination escalates between the two queens, the hero standing between good and evil is Freya’s most elite Huntsman, Eric, played by Chris Hemsworth. Alongside fellow warrior Sara, played by Jessica Chastain – the only woman who has ever captured his heart – Eric must help Freya vanquish her sister or Ravenna’s wickedness will rule for eternity. The film is directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan.

The Huntsman: Winter’s War on Blu-rayand DVD includes an all-new extended edition of the epic action-adventure, plus exclusive bonus features that reveal the movie’s behind-the-scenes secrets. The Digital HD is also available since on August 2.

BLU-RAY DISC EXCLUSIVES

  • Two Queens and Two Warriors – The true heart of The Huntsman: Winter’s War is found in its three powerful women, Ravenna, Freya, and Eric’s lost wife, Sara. Learn how the strength and complexity of the film’s female roles drew potent new star power in Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain, as well as convincing Charlize Theron to reprise her role as Ravenna.
  • Meet the Dwarfs – Nick Frost’s Nion and Rob Brydon’s Gryff brought a sense of levity and fun to the adventure — especially once they met their female counterparts. Explore the importance of all four dwarf characters in the film and on set, where the actors who portrayed them earn a reputation for keeping the fun rolling, even when the cameras stopped.
  • Magic All Around – Rooted in history, but inhabited by magic, the world of The Huntsman: Winter’s War is a true visual spectacle. Follow along and see how the magic made it to the screen. From Freya’s icy freeze to the gold-laden goblins of the forest, explore the visual effects at work with an exclusive peek behind the curtain.

BLU-RAY & DVD BONUS FEATURES

  • Deleted Scenes with Commentary
  • Gag Reel
  • Dressed To Kill – Academy Award®-winning costumer Colleen Atwood returns to help reignite the splendor she brought to Snow White and The Huntsman. A visual feast, her costumes often border on the supernatural in their beauty while helping bring the characters to life.
  • Love Conquers All — From the infectious enthusiasm of director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan to the sisterly bond shared by Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron, the set of The Huntsman: Winter’s War was filled with laughter and life. Actors and artists came together to help create a fairy tale about the pure power of love — and had a blast along the way.
  • Feature Commentary by director Cedric Nicolas-Troyan

 

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, a very sucessful sequel!

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DSC_0186The sequel of last summer’s successful comedy Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (Universal Pictures), marks the return of actors Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne and Zac Efron, who reprise their characters. Usually the sequences are compared to the original film, but this time around something unusual is happening in Hollywood. Neighbors 2 can be funnier than the first one and the characters are more reliable and easy to relate to real life. The story Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is repeated after a sorority moves next door to the Radner family. Seems to be more problematic than boys, Mac and Kelly end up asking for help to his former enemy, Teddy.
Recently I was invited to participate with a small group of journalist from press conference to speak with Seth, Rose, and Zac to talk about the new plot, parenthood, airbags, and much more. Let’s check it out the interview during the press conference:

Your characters struggle can relate to our millennials with trying to find their worth and values after graduating college, what is your advice to them who are going through the same thing? It’s kind of a serious question…

Zac: My advice. I don’t know. I’ve been really lucky. I found something that I really love early on. I get to explore a lot of millennial issues on film if you really think about it. Just try and find what really motivates you. Find what you love and do your best to keep searching for that thing. Work hard when you find it. Also, a lot of times when you’re millennials, every time I find myself afraid of anything or scared to do something or prevents me from doing it, usually that’s when I try and do it because that is often the time that I find it’s something that I needed to do. So if there is something that you are afraid of doing in life that could lead to something or an opportunity that you are afraid of or nervous of, go for it.

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Zac Efron

What was it like to work as a team rather than adversaries, and for Rose, what was it like to rub oil all over Zac Efron?

Rose: It was a new experience. I never felt anything quite as hard.

Seth: Take that in the worst way possible. She means that.

Zac: Awesome. I’m very flattered. Oh, I thought she said hugging. She meant rubbing.

Rose: You remember that scene? It was also incredibly – they had injected the meat with baby oil. So it was really disgusting. It was also seasoned with things. You couldn’t get it off your hands.

Seth: It was a real ham with lube in it. It was delicious. Ham juice and baby oil.

Zac: They made it like edible. It had seasoning and stuff on it. So that mixed with the smell of baby oil was pretty gross. Yeah, it would not come off. But watching Rose’s face was worth it.

Rose: What was my face like?

Zac: You were into it in one take and the other it was like “this is weird.”

So was it nice to have Zac on your team?

Rose: It was great. I think we have a very parental role in Teddy’s life.

Seth: Yes, we nurtured and supported him while he was lost. It was nice to be fighting with him in every other scene. And how to teach him about boiling water.

These movies can show what hilariously can go wrong when you party too much. But I also like the really good message about partying safely. What do you hope college students can learn about having fun and partying but doing it safely?

Seth: I think there are much better things to teach college kids than to party safely than the Neighbors‘ franchise. I would not look to us specifically for that, but if in any way it inspires someone to seek out a much better source of how to party in the same manner than I hope they go do that. Obviously, the theme of the movie is just women are not allowed to throw their own parties in sororities and obviously if you delve deeper into that conversation it certainly brings up questions about whether or not they are safer if they were able to do that but again there’s a lot smarter things written about that subject than this film.

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Seth Rogen

When you were making the film, did you feel like you were making something funnier?

Rose: You could never really tell.

Seth: No. We were praying to God it wasn’t going to be embarrassing. That is our goal with every film essentially. Anything better than humiliating is fantastic for us. That is a success. None of us had made a sequel. None of us writing the movie, so we really just tried to put a ton of thought into how not to make it terrible. And how to make it feel like we were it justified its own existence ideal-wise essentially and really tried to make sure to have an idea that was strong enough that even that there was no first movie, we’d be excited about this as an idea for a movie. We really liked the characters, and I think that is what we talked the most about. Where would these characters go next in their lives? Once we found that there was a good guiding principle then it made everything a lot easier. As we were making it, it seemed funny and it was fun, but you never know. I’ve made a lot of things that seemed funny and they’re not.

How much leeway did you guys have as to how far the jokes can go, the vibe of it, because a lot of it felt very natural. Were you able to improv or were you specific with the script that was written?

Rose: You start with the script.

Seth: We give people a lot of leeway. Again, there are some jokes that are in the script that we all end up falling in love with. We want to hit those.

Zac: They’re like embedded.

Seth: Yeah. There are sometimes certain things that need to occur for the movie to progress. But I think with the sorority girls especially, we don’t know how 18-year-old women speak to each one another by any means, especially like the five dudes who wrote the movie. I mean we had female writers on set and we gave the movie to a lot of female writers throughout the process of the writing of the movie but still in a moment to moment basis new ideas come up we would be crazy to go up to Chloe, Kiersey, and Beanie and be like “here’s how to say this,” we’d be like here’s the idea we like: “how would you guys say this to one another” basically. I remember when we did this on Freaks and Geeks, even then the writers were like “we’re not your age, how would you say this at this age?”

Zac: It’s the worst thing even slightly older than anything to speak in vernacular. It’s such a specific thing.

Seth: And then there’s a ton of comedians in the movie with small roles, and it’s crazy to have them on set and not to tell them “try to come up with funnier stuff than what we’ve written.” Like when you just have people like Billy Eichner and Sam Richardson and Abbi Jacobson around, you’re just like say whatever you want really, you’re very funny, competent comedy people.

Zac, it looks like you’ve done some intense training. Did you do specifically for this movie and what kind of training?

Seth: He was in terrible shape before the film. He got in shape just for the movie. It was really nice of you.

Zac: It was like Cast Away. Teddy shape is like hotel gym stuff. I mean we had a nice gym where I was staying. I would train when I had time. I had several days off of this movie as opposed to the first movie, which was nice because the girls shot a lot. So yeah, I had a lot of protein. I lifted a lot of heavy weights.

Seth: That’s how you do it? The heavy weights.

Zac: Yeah!

Do you like yourself better?

Zac: Do I like myself better? I don’t know. I think I like myself just about the same. I could move heavier things. It comes in handy.

How did you manage to balance out some of the political messages of the film with comedy and for Seth, are you sad to see some of James Franco’s portraits of you be taken off the walls of Loaded at Hollywood and Cahuenga?

Seth: Yes I am. I am sad to see any of Franco’s art go in any capacity. But with the humor. The movie starts to develop this theme. At times, it is literally a joke with this theme of social consciousness. But it became one of the themes throughout the movie. Once that happened our brains started going in different directions when commenting on gay marriage and Jerrod Carmichael and Hannibal Buress are black cops. So that obviously creates opportunities for humor. I think it just organically started to funnel in that direction once the theme of social justice became the jokes of the movie.

Can you talk to us about the airbag scene? What was it like to bring that back?

Seth: People ask that a lot because it is literally the simplest camera trick. It’s something they have been doing since Buster Keaton times. It’s almost entirely in camera where you just sit down or stand on a thing and we go “freeze,” and everyone freezes and we put a dummy there that is in the same position and we blast the air within the airbag and we go “freeze” and it lands and we look at the position it landed in and it’s kinda like that and the actor goes in that position and flops their body in their position and that’s pretty much it. It’s so low-fi. It’s unbelievable. It literally costs a few thousand dollars in visual effects to be stitched together. It’s incredibly simple to do. It’s like a camera trick that has been done for a 100 years.

Zac: The dancing scene with Dave Franco at the beginning was way harder. Dave really practiced. That was harder than the airbag. But I was really excited I got to be airbagged. I was looking forward to it. It ended up being 4 in the morning and it was really easy and when it was over I was like “aww.”

Seth: You were like, “That’s what it takes to be airbagged?”

Rose, like your character, you are a new mother, can you talk about how much you can relate to her or the similarities?

Rose: It takes so long to leave the house like it did in Neighbors 1. It takes an hour and 45 minutes to leave the house and by the time you are ready, you are just exhausted, you’re like, “I don’t want to go. Let’s just stay in. I don’t want to go. Everyone’s tired.” It’s very true. There are a lot of things in the movie that resonate with me in a lot more profound way with having kids. It’s the next stage. They are definitely in a new setting. Their kids are getting old and they are having another kid. But that is what was one of the themes of the movie we wanted to bring in of where are they are at now in terms of their growth of parents like in the first one they still aren’t really parents and they are adjusting and they want to have their old lifestyle and in this one they are asking “are we actually good at this?”

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Rose Byrne

At what point during the process of the first Neighbors did you think there could be a sequel? When did it take shape? When did the idea of a sorority come in?

Seth: It wasn’t until it came out and was well-received and did pretty well that you know it became something we were considering. The story came in last. First, we were thinking really where would the characters go next. Like Zac would probably be a guy who just graduated college with no skills and probably be pretty depressed about it, and that gave us a good idea of where his story could go. We really didn’t want to get into us wanting to party anymore that seemed like it had been passed but then it seemed like you would have another kid and you would enter the next phase of parenting and start wondering if you were a bad parent and if your kids would relate to you one day and would you be able to talk to them one day and all those fears. That’s what gave us the idea of the sorority, like okay, we have a daughter and we are about to have another daughter, they seem like a good personification of basically what your worst fears of what your daughter might be as far as not being able to communicate with them and just liking you. Then we heard that sororities aren’t allowed to throw parties and because an intern in our office, Michelle, was in a sorority, and we were talking about how sorority would throw a party and she’s like “they aren’t actually allowed to do that,” and we were like “oh that’s fucked up,” and that is kind of how that whole idea came from for the girls. When you first get to college it’s the first time you get to choose what you like and what you don’t like and who your friends are and what you stand for and that just became an idea what we wanted to explore also.

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is now playing!


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THE BOY NEXT DOOR available on Blu-ray™, DVD & much more

the boy next door DVDFrom Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, the Blu-raycombo pack, DVD, and On Demand of THE BOY NEXT DOOR is available today. A momentary lapse of judgment leads to a dangerous obsession in the provocative thriller starring Jennifer Lopez who stars as Claire Peterson, a high-school literature teacher struggling to get back in the dating game after separating from her cheating husband while raising her adolescent son. When handsome and charismatic 19-year-old Noah, played by Ryan Guzman, moves in next door, Claire has a moment of weakness that leads to an intimate night together. Noah’s attraction quickly turns into a violent obsession, threatening to tear apart Claire’s world and endanger the people she loves. Kristin Chenoweth, John Corbett and Ian Nelson are also starring on the movie. The film is directed by Rob Cohen. Produced by Jason Blum, Jennifer Lopez, John Jacobs, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, and Benny Medina.

The digital HD version is available since April 14.  THE BOY NEXT DOOR takes audiences behind the scenes with exclusive bonus content including deleted scenes, a filmmaker commentary and more.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray, DVD and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet.

  • Blu-ray unleashes the power of your HDTV and is the best way to watch movies at home, featuring 6X the picture resolution of DVD, exclusive extras and theater-quality surround sound.
  • DVD offers the flexibility and convenience of playing movies in more places, both at home and away.
  • DIGITAL HD with UltraVioletlets fans watch movies anywhere on their favorite devices. Users can instantly stream or download.

Bonus Features Exclusive to Blu-rayand DVD combo pack:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Making of The Boy Next Door
  • Feature Commentary with Director Rob Cohen