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Mary Queen of Scots Trailer #1 (2018) *Born to Fight. Born to Power.*

*Text from Coming Soon
Mary, Queen of Scots explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth 1. Each young Queen beholds her “sister” in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth’s sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones – and change the course of history.

The cast also includes Jack Lowden (Dunkirk, England is Mine), Joe Alwyn (The Sense of an Ending, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk), Martin Compston (Sweet Sixteen, Line of Duty), Gemma Chan (Captain Marvel), Ismael Cordova (The Catch), Ian Hart (The Terror), Adrian Lester (Riviera), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey, Me Before You). Also featuring in the cast are David Tennant (Doctor Who, Broadchurch) and Guy Pearce (Memento, LA Confidential, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert).

Josie Rourke, artistic director of The Donmar Warehouse, makes her feature directorial debut on the movie. The producers of Mary, Queen of Scots are Working Title co-chairs Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, and Debra Hayward, all Academy Award nominees as producers of Best Picture Oscar nominee Les Misérables.

Beau Willimon, an Academy Award nominee for The Ides of March and Emmy Award nominee for House of Cards, has written the screenplay adaptation. Mary, Queen of Scots is based on John Guy’s acclaimed biography My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots.

Mary, Queen of Scots is set for release on December 7, 2018.

Saorise Ronan in Mary Queen of Scots

In Theaters This Week (10/13/2017): Marshall, Happy Death Day, The Foreigner and More!

Chadwick Boseman in Marshall

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  After a disappointing opening, Blade Runner 2049 has four new wide releases and two new limited releases looking to retire it from the top of the box office.

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My Favorite Scene: The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) “Quaalude Acrobatics”

The Wolf of Wall Street is a fascinating film, but I don’t know that I would exactly recommend it to anyone because it’s also kind of reprehensible.  THIS IS A RED BAND CLIP, in other words.  Not only is Scorcese in his full “F-bomb-as-a-substitute-for-writing-dialogue” mode, but pretty much everyone in the film is on drugs for most of the film.  Drugs are BAD!  However…..this is too hilarious to not recognize, so that’s my moral equivocation opening.  Physical comedy is something that’s not chic right now, but masters of it (ex. Dick Van Dyke) have proven that it can be just as funny and witty as the cleverest retort.  When you think “physical comedy”, Leonardo DiCaprio is not a name that springs to the fore.  However, DiCaprio’s acrobatics trying to reach and operate his car when a metric ton of quaaludes hit his system is, by far, the film’s best scene.  His inchworm contortions are amazing, and this is really only half the performance, because he only degrades when he reaches home and gets in a fight with an equally quaaluded Jonah Hill.  Whatever you may think of the film as a whole, this part is brilliant.  DRUGS ARE BAD!  Ok, think I covered myself there.

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street

Goodbye Christopher Robin Trailer #2 (2017) “It’s All Rather Inexplicable, Isn’t It? YES!”

It’s easy to dismiss the Winnie the Pooh books as fluff, and in modern incarnations for kids they’re often presented that way, but they’re absolutely brilliant.  Goodbye Christopher Robin, directed by Simon Curtis, and starring Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie, tells the story of A.A. Milne’s creation of the Hundred-Acre Woods and the inhabitants therein.  The second trailer oudoes the first, keeping the father/son relationship (his son was really named Christopher Robin), but also underscoring the effect WWI had on Pooh just as the same war had on Tolkien’s writings.  Perhaps the only good things to come out of that useless bloodbath.  The Pooh stories are simple fun as a child, but read as an adult, you begin to understand that Milne’s Woods are the mindscape of his own child and each character within represents an aspect of his own personality.  This reminded me a bit of Finding Neverland, and if it can meet that bar, then it will have succeeded without qualification.  Goodbye Christopher Robin opens October 29, 2017.

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

Goodbye Christopher Robin Poster

Goodbye Christopher Robin Trailer #1 (2017) “We’re Having Fun AND Writing a Book”

It’s easy to dismiss the Winnie the Pooh books as fluff, and in modern incarnations for kids they’re often presented that way, but they’re absolutely brilliant.  Goodbye Christopher Robin, directed by Simon Curtis, and starring Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie, tells the story of A.A. Milne’s creation of the Hundred-Acre Woods and the inhabitants therein.  The first trailer is a bit precious, but this is clearly a father and son story, as the stories that Milne told his son (who was actually named Christopher Robin) slowly evolved into a brilliant series of adventures.  They’re just fun stories as a child, but read as an adult, you begin to understand that Milne’s Woods are the mindscape of his own child and each character within represents an aspect of his own personality.  This reminded me a bit of Finding Neverland, and if it can meet that bar, then it will have succeeded without qualification.  Goodbye Christopher Robin opens October 29, 2017.  official synopsis below.

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

Goodbye Christopher Robin Poster