Justin Theroux and his Uncle, Paul Theroux team-up to tell a story, personal to their family in THE MOSQUITO COAST! See this brand-new Featurette.
From award-winning novelist Neil Cross, and based on the best-selling book by Paul Theroux which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, “The Mosquito Coast” is a gripping adventure and layered character drama following the dangerous journey of a radical idealist and brilliant inventor, Allie Fox (played by Justin Theroux), who uproots his family for Mexico when they suddenly find themselves on the run from the US government.
The seven-episode first season is created for television and executive produced by Neil Cross. Also executive producing are Rupert Wyatt, who directs the first two episodes, author Paul Theroux, star Justin Theroux and Edward L. McDonnell. Alan Gasmer, Peter Jaysen and Bob Bookman also serve as executive producers for Veritas Entertainment Group. Developed by Neil Cross and Tom Bissell, “The Mosquito Coast” is a Fremantle Production for Apple TV+.
THE MOSQUITO COAST debuts on Apple TV+Friday, April 30, 2021.
When Violet (Olivia Munn) was a child, she was free and happy. As she grew up, a negative “guiding voice” (Justin Theroux) began changing the way she lived. She now works at a film production company where she deals with a sexist, undermining boss. And spends her days biting her tongue trying to please others, even when that means causing herself pain. But things begin to change when Violet decides to do the opposite of what her “guiding voice” says.
Violet’s negative voice feels like it’s the manifestation of overpowering depression and crippling anxiety. It diminishes her self-esteem so that she becomes a doormat for others, changing to be what they want. And it tells her to submit, convincing her that’s the only way to get through life. Theroux provides powerful voiceover work that creates a convincing guiding voice.
Actress-Writer-Director Justine Bateman – yes, the same one from Family Ties – further visualizes Violet’s inner turmoil through transitions. Fade-outs are traditionally used by fading to black. However, Bateman fades to red. These fades happen when Violet finds herself overwhelmed by the negative voice and those around her. The immense pressure builds and transitions into anger that she buries within her, which is symbolized through the red.
Although we are hearing the negative voice, we rarely hear Violet’s thoughts. Bateman incorporates Violet’s thoughts through quotes across the frame. Majority of the time these writings aide in exposing things we wouldn’t otherwise know. However, there are moments when these writings feel overused.
This is primarily caused because of Munn’s strong performance. Her talent in this role makes the added visual quotes seem redundant. We don’t need to read what is happening behind Violet’s eyes, because Munn shows us. She shines brightest in one particular scene when Violet confronts her sexist boss.
Violet screens at SXSWThursday, March 18, 2021 at 5 PM ET.
Disney+ will be streaming the live-action version of beloved LADY AND THE TRAMP. Here is a brand-new Trailer!
In Disney+’s “Lady and the Tramp,” a timeless re-telling of the 1955 animated classic, a pampered house dog and a tough but lovable stray embark on an unexpected adventure and, despite their differences, grow closer and come to understand the value of home. Life is good for Lady, an overachieving American Cocker Spaniel who resides in an upscale suburban neighborhood. Her owners, Jim Dear and Darling, spoil her daily and her neighbors, Jock, an outspoken Scottish Terrier and Trusty, a world-weary Bloodhound, are always within barking distance. But when a baby enters the picture, Lady is no longer the center of attention, and the arrival of cat-loving Aunt Sarah only complicates matters. Lady soon finds herself alone on the streets in an unwelcoming part of town. Fortunately, Tramp steps in, and the streetwise mongrel is quick to teach her the ways of the world. Before long, the prim and proper pure bred and the fast-talking mutt are partaking in moonlight strolls in the park and romantic spaghetti dinners by candlelight. Tramp savors the independence of a world without leashes or fences alongside his roguish friends Peg and Bull, but Lady misses the comfort and safety of a family, and soon both must decide where – and with whom – they belong. A heartwarming romantic adventure that seamlessly combines live action and photorealistic animation, “Lady and the Tramp” stars: Tessa Thompson as the voice of Lady and Justin Theroux as the voice of Tramp; Kiersey Clemons as Darling; Thomas Mann as Jim Dear; Janelle Monáe as the voice of Peg; Yvette Nicole Brown as Aunt Sarah; and Sam Elliott as the voice of Trusty.
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LADY AND THE TRAMP premieres on November 12, 2019, streaming only on Disney+.
eOne Films x Mr. Will want to give Readers across Canada a chance to win Run-of-Engagement Passes to see hilarious THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME.
Synopsis: Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, are thrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail. Surprising even themselves, the duo jump into action, on the run throughout Europe from assassins and a suspicious-but-charming British agent, as they hatch a plan to save the world.
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eOne Films release THE SPY WHO DUMPED MEFriday, August 3, 2018.
Hot off his Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Awards, Alexander Skarsgård stars in Netflix Original Film MUTE from Duncan Jones, the man who brought us Source Code, MOON and Warcraft.
Berlin, the future, but close enough to feel familiar: In this loud, often brutal city, Leo (AlexanderSkarsgård) – unable to speak from a childhood accident – searches for his missing girlfriend, the love of his life, his salvation, through dark streets, frenzied plazas, and the full spectrum of the cities shadow-dwellers. As he seeks answers, Leo finds himself mixed up with CactusBill (PaulRudd) and Duck (JustinTheroux), a pair of irreverent US army surgeons on a mission all their own. This soulful sci-fi journey from filmmaker Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code, Warcraft) imagines a world of strange currencies in which echoes of love and humanity are still worth listening to.
With mixed emotions, we arrive at the end of TIFF ’13 and I thank you all for visiting on the daily, making Mr. Will Wong your Scoop for the Festival! Although the curtains are closing on TIFF for the year, there certainly was no shortage of Star Power here today as Jennifer Aniston drew a huge crowd for the Premiere of her latest, Life of Crime at Roy Thomson Hall tonight and also the Press Conference for the Film earlier in the day, effectively ending the festivities on a high note for all of us even with the absence of Stars John Hawkes and Isla Fisher.
Tim Robbins was awesome and generous in stopping for Fans in a City which has in recent years brought him here for his own Music Side Project, Tim Robbins & The Rogue Gallery Band. He plays the role of Frank Dawson, wealthy Property Developer and Husband of Jennifer Aniston‘s Mickey.
Saturday Night Live Alumni and MacGruber himself, Will Forte, walked the entire Fan Line at his Press Conference today, signing Autographs and taking Photos with Fans, after arriving earliest of all – a great Sport. I even asked him for a Photo which jokingly he interpreted as him taking a Photo of us Fans!
Fans of Sons of Anarchy will recognize Mark Boone Junior, in which he stars as Bobby Munson and the Actor actually was spotted a couple hours before his Press Conference today walking along King Street, where he posed for Fans when out looking for Breakfast.
If there ever was any doubt that Jennifer Aniston was amazing, let that be dismissed as the A-List Star generously signed Autographs for Fans who queued at least six hours in advance to catch a glimpse of her. She last visited Toronto in 2008 for the Comedy, Management and was seen before her Premiere dining at Hudson Kitchen with her Fiancé, Justin Theroux.
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
*Photos taken with Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Olympus E-PL5