The first trailer for Alejandro Amenábar's (Abre Los Ojos, The Others, The Sea Inside) historical drama Agora recently hit the web.
Now, I'm not a big fan of these kinds of period films, but I love this director this one looks pretty promising. Agora stars Rachel Weisz as Hypatia of Alexandria and Max Minghella as her slave named Davus. The story follows Davus who turns to the rising tide of Christianity in the hopes of pursuing freedom while also falling in love with his master, the famous female philosophy professor and atheist Hypatia. Below is an early promo trailer (no dialogue yet), but it looks good so far.
Focus Features has tentatively set a December 18th release date.
Have I mentioned lately how much I love Pedro Almodóvar? Well, now a good a time as any because a teaser trailer for his forthcoming film Broken Embraces (Los Abrazos Rotos) has just popped up online!
Broken Embraces is written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar and re-teams the director with his muse Penelope Cruz. If you are unfamiliar with his work here are some titles to seek out: Law of Desire, High Heels, Live Flesh, All About My Mother, Talk to Her, Bad Education, and Volver.
Broken Embraces is described as a "four-way tale of amour-fou, shot in the style of '50s American film noir at its most hard-boiled, with signature Almodóvar themes such as fate, the mystery of creation, guilt, unscrupulous power, the eternal search of fathers for sons, and sons for fathers."
Broken Embraces opens in select theaters November 6th.
I received a copy of the Nat King Cole Re: Generations album awhile back and one song in particular stuck in my head...and that track was Cut Chemist's remix of "Day In, Day Out"!
The project puts musicians and DJ's to re-imagine thirteen Nat King Cole tracks. The album was executive produced by Carole Cole (Nat's daughter) and features: Cee-Lo, The Roots, will.i.am, Cut Chemist, Just Blaze, Nas, Izza Kizza, Stephen and Damian Marley, TV On The Radio, and more.
Yeah Yeah Yeah's set to release It’s Blitz! April 14th)!
The album find the trio trading in some guitar riffs for synthesizers. Highlights include the dancefloor friendly “Heads Will Roll” and the mid-tempo electro pop on “Soft Shock”, but the sweet electro-ballad “Skeletons” and "Runaway" Karen O has to me at hello.
A brand new trailer for Richard Curtis' (creator of Four Weddings, Love Actually, and Notting Hill) The Boat That Rocked recently popped up online!
Though there is no official US release date just yet the movie looks promising. The film stars Bill Nighy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kenneth Branagh, Nick Frost, Rhys Ifans, Gemma Arterton, and January Jones.