Category Archives: Movies

The Interview Featurettes: Meet David Skylark

The Interview is one of the comedy movies to watch out for next year, as James Franco reunites with Seth Rogen.

The action/comedy sees Rogen and Evan Goldberg back in the director’s chair, while Lizzy Caplan and Diana Bang are two of the other names to watch out for on the cast list.

Franco, Rogen, Caplan, and Bang take on the roles of David Skylark, Aaron Rapaport, Agent Lacey, and Sook and we get to meet them in these great new featurettes:

In The Interview, Dave Skylark (Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show ‘Skylark Tonight.’

When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimise themselves as journalists.

As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un.

The Interview is released 6th February 2015.

Into The Woods New Featurette

Into The Woods is an early 2015 movie that I am already looking forward to as some of out favourite fairy story characters are brought together in one big musical adventure.

A star-studied cast has been assembled including Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Emily Blunt and Chris Pine are some of the terrific and talented names on board.

And it is Meryl Streep who is in the spotlight in this new featurette – released by Playbill – as we see her sing to her daughter in a moving moment from the movie:

Rob Marshall is in the director’s chair for the film, which is based on the musical by the fantastic Stephen Sondheim.

Into the Woods is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters’ wishes and quests.

This humorous and heartfelt musical follows the classic tales of Cinderella (Kendrick), Little Red Riding Hood (Lilla Crawford), Jack and the Beanstalk (Daniel Huttlestone), and Rapunzel (MacKenzie Mauzy) – all tied together by an original story involving a baker and his wife (Corden & Blunt), their wish to begin a family and their interaction with the witch (Streep) who has put a curse on them.

Into The Woods is released 9th January 2015.

Penguins of Madagascar – Giant Laser Clip

There are just two weeks to go until Penguins of Madagascar hit the big screen, and we are reunited with Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private.

The penguins became a fan favourite from the Madagascar franchise, and now they have a movie of their very own for the first time.

Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith are in the director’s chair, and it really does look like it is going to be a lot of fun.

A brand new clip for the movie has been released, and we have it for you to take a look at:

Discover the secrets of the greatest and most hilarious covert birds in the global espionage biz: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private.

These elitists of the elite are joining forces with a chic undercover organisation, The North Wind, led by handsome and husky Agent Classified (we could tell you his name, but then…you know).

Together they must stop the villainous Dr. Octavius Brine from destroying the world as we know it.

Penguins of Madagascar is released 5th December.

Song One First Trailer

We love Anne Hathaway here at FemaleFirst and the first trailer for her new film Song One has just been released.

Hathaway is set to take on the central role in the Kate Barker-Froyland directed film – as Barker-Froyland makes her first film directorial debut.

The drama promises to be touching story about love and loss and we have the trailer for you to take a look at:

A great cast for the film has been assembled, as Hathaway is joined by Johnny Flynn and Mary Steenburgen.

Anne Hathaway stars as Franny in Song One, a romantic drama set against the backdrop of Brooklyn’s vibrant modern-folk music scene.

After Franny’s musician brother Henry (Ben Rosenfield) is injured and hospitalized in a coma following a car accident, Franny returns home after a long estrangement and begins to use his notebook as a guide to how his life has evolved in her absence.

Franny seeks out the musicians and artists Henry loved, in the course of her journey meeting James Forester (Flynn), his musical idol, whose success and fame belie a shy and private man.

As a strong romantic connection develops between Franny and James, the question becomes if love can bloom even under the most adverse circumstances.

Song One is released next year.

Predestination Official UK Trailer

Ethan Hawke is set to return to the big screen next year, as he lead the cast in new science fiction movie Predestination.

I have to say, I am a huge sci-fi fan and there are a handful of films in this genre that I am already looking forward to… Predestination is one of them.

Hawke is set to take on the central role in the film, while we are introduced to the talents of Sarah Snook. Noah Taylor, Elise Jansen, and Christopher Kirby make up the cast list.

The UK trailer for the movie is here and it look like it is going to be an action packed ride. Check it out:

Strap in for a mind-bending ride through time this Winter. Predestination chronicles the life of a Temporal Agent (Hawke) sent on an intricate series of time-travel journeys designed to ensure the continuation of his law enforcement career for eternity.

Now, on his final assignment, he must pursue the one criminal that has eluded him throughout time.

Predestination is released in 2015.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Red Carpet

The Hunger Game: Mockingjay – Part 1 is set to be one of the biggest movies of 2014, and one that I have been looking forward to for quite some time.

Mockingjay had its world premiere in London earlier this week and saw Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Liam Hemsworth and co were all on the red carpet.

In this new video the actors walk the red carpet and talk about the movie and their characters:

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever.

Under the leadership of President Coin (Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.

The Hunger Games: Mockinjay – Part 1 is released 20th November.

Annie Featurette: Meet Sandy

If you are looking for a musical to enjoy this festive season then look no further than Annie, as the iconic story is brought back to the big screen.

Annie marks the return of Will Gluck to the director’s chair as he puts his spin on this well known tale.

Quvenzhané Wallis – who made her breakthrough with Beasts of the Southern Wild – takes on the title role, while Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, and Cameron Diaz make up an exciting and talented cast list.

This new featurette takes up behind the scenes and lets us meet Sandy – the dog who is set to also star in the film:

Wallis stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who’s also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014.

Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they’d be back for her someday, it’s been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Diaz).

But everything’s about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Foxx) – advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Byrne) and his shrewd and scheming campaign advisor, Guy (Bobby Cannavale) – makes a thinly-veiled campaign move and takes her in.

Stacks believes he’s her guardian angel, but Annie’s self-assured nature and bright, sun-will-come-out-tomorrow outlook on life just might mean it’s the other way around.

Annie is released 20th December.

What We Do In The Shadows New Clip

It is all about horror movies in the blog this morning, and What We Do In The Shadows is another movie in this genre to watch out for.

But this is like no other horror movie that you will see this year, as directors Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi are set to deliver a vampire comedy.

As well as being in the director’s chair, Clement and Waititi have penned the screenplay and will star in the film alongside Jonathan Brugh and Stuart Rutherford.

We have a brand new clip from the film for you to take a look at:

Viago, Deacon, and Vladislav are three vampires living together and trying to cope with modern life; from paying rent, doing housework, and trying to get into nightclubs, they’re perfectly normal – except for their immortality, fangs, and thirst for human blood.

When their 8000 year-old housemate, Petyr, turns 20-something Nick into a vampire, the guys must guide him through his newfound eternal life.

In return, they are forced to learn a thing or two about modern life.

What We Do In The Shadows is released 21st November.

The Pyramid – Myth Featurette

If you are looking for a horror movie to enjoy this festive season then The Pyramid could well be the film for you.

The Pyramid sees Grégory Levasseur in the director’s chair making his feature film debut, while filmmaker Alexandre Aja is on producing duties this time around.

The movie comes from those that brought us The Hills Have Eyes, and the Pyramid is set to be another tense and scary watch.

In this brand new feaurette the director and producers talk about what drew them to the project and the myths that feature in the film:

The ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who’ve dared to uncover their secrets.

But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert.

As they unlock the horrific secrets buried within, they realize they aren’t just trapped, they are being hunted.

The Pyramid is released 5th December.

The Drop New Clip & Featurette

The Drop is another movie to watch for this week as Michaël R. Roskam returns to the director’s chair.

Tom Hardy leads an all-star cast, as Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, and Matthias Schoenaerts are all also on board.

We have a brand new clip featuring Rapace and Schoenaerts, while the new featurette introduces us to Rocco the puppy.

Based on a screenplay from Dennis Lehane, The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski (Hardy) through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters – ‘money drops’ – in the underworld of Brooklyn bars.

Under the heavy hand of his employer and cousin Marv (Gandolfini), Bob finds himself at the centre of a robbery gone awry and entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighbourhood’s past where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living – no matter the cost.

The Drop is released 14th November.