In case it wasn’t on your radar, CAPTIVE STATE hits theatres next month and looks riveting! Check-out its new Trailer:
After 10 years of occupation, some chose cooperation, others chose resistance. Set in a Chicago neighbourhood nearly a decade after an occupation by an extra-terrestrial force, CAPTIVE STATE explores the lives on both sides of the conflict – the collaborators and the dissidents.
Cast: John Goodman, Ashton Sanders, Jonathan Majors, Colson Baker (Machine Gun Kelly), Vera Farmiga
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Universal Pictures Canada release CAPTIVE STATEFriday, March 15, 2019.
Paramount Pictures Canada + Mr. Will want to take Readers in Toronto and Montreal to see the eagerly-awaited 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE! Just one month ago we didn’t even know it existed!!! Screenings take place Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
In this sequel to 2008’s Cloverfield, a young woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) awakes after a car accident to find herself locked in a comfortable, but isolated bunker with two men (John Goodman, John Gallagher Jr.), allegedly protecting them from something terrible outside.
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Paramount Pictures Canada release 10 CLOVERFIELD LANEFriday, March 11, 2016.
So you’ve all probably heard the bombshell that a new Cloverfield Film is on the way and in what is too much to process so quickly, a new Poster and Trailer already have dropped!
Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he’s saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable. Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr. and John Goodman star, while Dan Trachtenberg directs.
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Paramount Pictures Canada release 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE Friday, March 11, 2016.
Right in time for the Holidays! eOne Films + Mr. Will want to take Readers to see LOVE THE COOPERS! Screenings take place Wednesday, November 11, 2015 in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Halifax and Victoria.
Official Synopsis: LOVE THE COOPERS follows the Cooper clan as four generations of extended family come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration. As the evening unfolds, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.
LOVE THE COOPERS stars Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Ed Helms, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Marisa Tomei, Olivia Wilde and more.
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eOne Films release LOVE THE COOPERS Friday, November 13, 2015.
Often the danger of the Festival Circuit is that some are too quick to jump the gun and proclaim “Oscar!“. Such isn’t the case when speaking to Bryan Cranston‘s phenomenal performance in Jay Roach’s (Austin Powers, Meet the Parents) Trumbo. Not enough is known about two-time Academy Award Winner Dalton Trumbo‘s courageous battle. An ardent Communist, the Writer found himself and his some of his closest comrades under great scrutiny for their beliefs, blacklisted by Hollywood’s most powerful studios and the U.S. government, eventually doing time in prison even.
Prior to his death in 1976, Trumbo had built a legacy in Hollywood, writing classics like Roman Holiday and The Brave One, initially however under aliases after his name had been boycotted by the most powerful in the industry. True to his beliefs and unwavering integrity, we witness Trumbo‘s valiant battle against the government, Hollywood and his personal struggles within his own circle of friends and family.
If you think you’ve been wowed by Cranston‘s top caliber television work, his portrayal of Trumbo will absolutely floor you in this all-in transition to the big screen. Expect him front and center in the Awards Season scramble. Also starring in the Film is a brilliant supporting cast including a long-absent Diane Lane as Trumbo‘s wife Cleo, up-and-coming Elle Fanning as Trumbo‘s eldest daughter Nikola, Louis C.K. in a convincing dramatic turn as confidant Arlen Hird, a superb Helen Mirren as the antagonizing Hedda Hopper, a fiery John Goodman as Frank King and fantastic show by New Zealand’s Dean O’Gorman as Kirk Douglas.
eOne Films release TRUMBO and you can see it at TIFF ’15:
MONGREL MEDIA and MR. WILL want to give Readers a chance to win the outstanding INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS on DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack! Read our Review here.
Despite being extraordinarily talented, folk singer/songwriter Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac) plays sparsely attended gigs at small clubs in New York City’s West Village as he struggles to make it. The Film also stars Justin Timberlake, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman and Garrett Hedlund.
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Mongrel Media release INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 on Blu-ray, Video-on-Demand and DVD. Pre-order it here!
As part of the Front Row Centre Events Program’s Most Wanted Movies, 1998 Cult Classic THE BIG LEBOWSKI will be screening this week at 26 theatres across Canada! Front Row Centre, Touchwood PR and Mr. Will Wong want to give Readers across Canada a chance to win an officially-licensed THE BIG LEBOWSKI T-Shirt!
A laid-back Los Angeles Bowler named Jeff Lebowski, nicknamed The Dude, is beaten up by thugs who let him know that his Wife owes money to Jackie Treehorn. One problem remains; The Dude has never been married and has never heard of Jackie Treehorn. Realizing the situation is a case of mistaken identity, The Dude discovers another Jeff Lebowski living in L.A. This second Lebowski is a Millionaire who throws The Dude out of his house, but not before he gets a glimpse of Lebowski‘s wife Bunny. The next day, The Dude gets a call from Lebowski saying Bunny‘s been kidnapped for a $1 million ransom. Lebowski offers The Dude 20 grand to act as the courier for the money. The Dude agrees, taking along his Bowling Buddy Walter who suggests they blow off the kidnapping and steal the money for themselves. The Dude disagrees, but when Walter hands the kidnappers a bag of laundry, they are in deep. Things only get worse when The Dude‘s car is stolen with the $1 million inside.
THE BIG LEBOWSKI is directed by Joel Coen, who co-writes with Ethan Coen. It stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, David Huddleston, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tara Reid, Philip Moon, Mark Pellegrino, Peter Stormare, Flea, Torsten Voges, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jack Kehler, John Turturro, James G Hoosier, Carlos Leon, Terrance Burton, Richard Gant, Christian Clemenson, Dom Irrera, Gerard L’Heureux, David Thewlis, Lu Elrod and Michael Gomez.
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THE BIG LEBOWSKI screens both Monday, November 25, 2013 and Wednesday, November 27, 2013.
Already gaining serious Oscars Buzz especially in the acting categories, The Coen Brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis is nearing a release. The Drama is a close look at New York City’s Folk Music Scene in the ’60s through the eyes of a young Singer and it stars Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, John Goodman and Justin Timberlake.
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Produced by T Bone Burnett, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen and Marcus Mumford, the Warner Music Soundtrack for the Film features 12 new recordings from the Cast, plus a never-heard-before Recording from Bob Dylan. It hits stores Tuesday, November 11, 2013. Pre-order it here.
Mongrel Media releases Inside Llewyn Davis on Friday, December 20, 2013.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Canada and Mr. Will Wong want to give Canadian Readers a chance to win a MONSTER’S UNIVERSITY Collector’s Edition! After grossing a massive $736+ million worldwide, the Box Office Smash is now set to hit stores on Tuesday, October 29, 2013.
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Ever since College-bound Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) was a little Monster, he has dreamed of becoming a Scarer—and he knows better than anyone that the best Scarers come from Monsters University (MU). But during his first semester at MU, Mike’s plans are derailed when he crosses paths with hotshot James P. Sullivan or “Sulley” (voice of John Goodman), a natural-born Scarer. The pair’s out-of-control competitive spirit gets them both kicked out of the University’s elite Scare Program. To make matters worse, they realize they will have to work together, along with an odd bunch of misfit monsters, if they ever hope to make things right.
We had the pleasure of sitting-in on a Junket with Billy Crystal earlier this year when he was in Toronto promoting Monster’s University. Read all about it here.
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We are familiar with Billy Crystal as a Funnyman, whether it be for his Golden Globe-nominated work in When Harry Met Sally or City Slickers. Did you know though how personable this nine-time Academy AwardsHost really is? In Toronto to promote much-buzzed Monsters University, set ten years prior to the events of Monsters, Inc., the Actor greets a near-capacity room of Journalists on the Rooftop Lobby of his Hotel. A young-looking 65, he has a commanding presence over the room, quickly routing all attentions off him for a moment onto Moderator Richard Crouse‘s colourful shoes and socks. “Good for you!”, says Crystal as quickly our eyes revert back to him. At that moment we realize that despite such a celebrated career which has seen several highs, he’s really just one of us.
I set my Alarm Clock extra early to ensure I get to see Crystal greet Fans at City‘s Breakfast Television and equally he is gracious there to a sizable crowd, stopping to sign Autographs on his way in and out of the appearance. Although I sensed he didn’t love doing it, he still obliged for a quick Photo with me and my Dog – named Billy coincidentally – a meeting of three Williams. “He’s just super-nice”, one smiling Fan tells me as he admires his signed 8×10. Crystal delivers a Master’s Class in Celebrity Etiquette, which a far-less accomplished ’90s TV Actress who followed him on that Show should register for, sneaking-out a hidden Exit sheepishly.
We learned that Crystal once had aspired to be a Baseball Player which thankfully wasn’t meant to be, before graduating from the Film Program at New York University. Despite his scholastic focus being Film, it was Theatre which he claimed as his true passion. He recalls, “I sorta became Mike-ish in the Theatre Department, where we started to really act. We built our own theatre, took the lead on that with a bunch of other people and formed our own Actors’ Equity Company. That’s where I got my Actors’ Card.”.
The Mike he is referring to of course is the beloved Character he reprises in Monster’s University, Mike Wazowski. “I love this Guy. I actually think this is my most favourite Guy I’ve never played”, he admits. “I love that he’s forever positive. I love that he’s a Leader of Monsters, has a great sense of humour, stands up for himself and I love that he’s cranky too.”. This Prequel to $562-million-grossing Monster’s, Inc. focuses on how both Mike and his Buddy Sulley (John Goodman) overcome their differences to form a bond a Friendship as A-List Scarers.
On achieving a believable chemistry, Crystal credits fully a close-knit collaborative process with Co-Star Goodman. “We just insisted on being together. The funny moments have a great reparte because we’re with each other. In the tender moments like the scene at the lake when Mike realizes it’s just not gonna be and he tells Sulley, ‘I’m your friend’. It’s heartbreaking… we worked together and I think that’s why it played-out so well.”.
While we’re on the topic of scaring, he bares his soul to us admitting that his greatest fear is not being able to spend enough time with his beloved Grandchildren aged ten, seven and three-and-a-half. “I fear not having enough time to do all the things in my life (forgetting my business) that I want to do and accomplish and especially now with these little ones”, he says. “In life we never know just how far we’re gonna get. Fear is a really great motivator.”.
Crystal recalls the first time he had to explain his Celebrity to his Grandchildren. “The Girls and I were walking in the mall and a Paparazzi jumped out and started taking pics and it really freaked them out”, he remembers. “I had to explain what I did and that I was internationally famous (laughs), so I showed them Monsters, Inc. and obviously not the Orgasm Scene from When Harry Met Sally! I had to be Mike Wazowski for about a year. Now they see billboards and are kinda used to it.”.
On the secret to his longevity in Hollywood, we learned that in addition the ardent support of his Audience, Crystal has been with the same Team since 1974. “They are my second Family. You need to be told the truth – good or bad – and it has to be done in the right way. You have to have someone you know who always is gonna be there for you. That way you can make mistakes but they don’t seem so bad.”.
Last but not least, he credits his the Woman behind it all. “My Wife Janice and I have been together since 1966, so anytime anything happens good or bad, she’s there”, he states. “Any moment of self-doubt, she lets me have them and talks me out of them. That’s most important.”.
Watch Video Excerpts from Crystal‘s Press Conference below:
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures releases Monsters University on Friday, June 21, 2013.