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Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw Trailer Drags Jake Gyllenhaal Into the Deadly World of Art

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Netflix’s Velvet Buzzsaw Trailer Drags Jake Gyllenhaal Into the Deadly World of Art

Jake Gyllenhaal is about to learn that all art is dangerous. He has re-teamed with his Nightcrawler director for something entirely frightening and original. Netflix invites you to watch Velvet Buzzsaw, which exclusively hits the streaming service on February 1, 2019.

Velvet Buzzsaw is a thriller set in the contemporary art world scene of Los Angeles where big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, Billy Magnussen, and John Malkovich star in the new mind-bending film written and directed by Dan Gilroy.

Velvet Buzzsaw is a new Netflix satirical thriller that embeds itself in the world of Art as seen through the eyes of a Los Angeles critic and collector. Things will never be the same as high priced masterpieces clash with the commerce side of the industry.

Directed and Written By Dan Gilroy, this is the filmmaker’s second collaboration with leading man Jake Gyllenhaal. The two first made waves with their electrically charged 2014 thriller Nightcrawler, which starred Gyllenhaal as Louis Bloom, a con man desperate for work, who muscles his way into the world of L.A. crime journalism, He soon blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. The Oscar nominated film serves as Gilroy’s directorial debut. He moved onto the drama Roman J. Israel, Esq. starring Denzel Washington in 2017, though that courtroom thriller didn’t manage to get much notice.

Gilroy got his star in Hollywood as a screenwriter, penning the script for true cult favorite Freejack, which stars Emilio Estevez, Rene Russo and Mick Jagger. He also wrote the 1994 comedy Chasers starring former Playboy Playmate Erika Eleniak. He also penned the 2005 thriller Two for the Money which paired Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey. Certainly an auspicious start for the award season favorite, he also recently collaborated on the screenplay for Kong: Skull Island, Real Steel and The Bourne Legacy.

Jake Gyllenhaal is no stranger to Netflix Original Films. He starred in the critically acclaimed thriller Okja in 2017, which was one of Netflix’s biggest releases up until that time. The actor was most recently seen in the acclaimed Western The Sister Brothers. He’ll next appear as the good guy turned villain Mysterio in Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home. He also has a number of other high profile projects on the horizon.

Velvet Buzzsaw is produced by Jennifer Fox. Betsy Danbury serves as the executive producer. You can check out the first trailer director from Netflix streaming Youtube Channel. Will it arrive as another big phenomenon in the style of Bird Box? Or will it quickly be forgotten and shuffled off into the Netflix graveyard of forgotten originals? We’ll find out on February 1.

Netflix’s Fyre Trailer Takes You Inside the Insane Music Festival Fiasco

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Netflix’s Fyre Trailer Takes You Inside the Insane Music Festival Fiasco

Netflix has released the full-length trailer for their upcoming documentary Fyre, which chronicles the now infamous disaster surrounding the music festival of the same name. The event took place in 2017 and, what was supposed to be a luxury getaway for music lovers in the Bahamas turned into an actual nightmare. Filmmaker Chris Smith, who previously worked with Netflix on the Emmy-nominated Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond, is behind the new doc, which looks like it could be one of the first great Netflix originals of 2019,

The Frye teaser does an outstanding job of painting the juxtaposition of the expectations against the reality. Models! Expensive booze! Fancy food! That’s what everyone was there for and what was promised and, as we see, none of that wound up being delivered. Due to the terrible circumstances and poor planning, it was more of an internment camp that people paid thousands of dollars to be at. It’s hard not to wince at just how disastrous this all gets when watching it unfold, even in just these few minutes. Director Chris Smith had this to say about it in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“It [started as] an exploration into the story and then it just kept unfolding in a million different directions. At that point, there was no turning back… Fyre really played into this idea of perception versus reality. They created this amazing facade in their marketing materials, but in the same way that social media is often used to show the best parts of our lives, what was beneath the surface was something entirely different that had very dramatic real-world consequences.”

The original Netflix documentary Fyre offers an exclusive behind the scenes look at the infamous unraveling of the music festival of the same name. Fyre was promoted as a luxury music festival on a private island in the Bahamas, complete with bikini-clad supermodels, A-List musical performances and plenty of fancy amenities to go around. Unfortunately, after paying thousands of dollars to be there, once everyone arrived, they soon discovered the reality was miraculously distant from what was promised.

The festival, as we see in the trailer, was organized by Billy McFarland and rapper Ja Rule. Lawsuits were eventually filed against the pair, following the debacle, and others involved in the event totaling more than $100 million. McFarland is currently serving a six-year prison sentence for defrauding investors. He was actually scheduled to be interviewed for the documentary, but due to his prison sentence, that became impossible. So, sadly, we’re not going to get his side of the story in that way.

The documentary was produced by Library Films, Jerry Media, Matte Projects and VICE Studios, with Brett Kincaid, Max Pollack, Matthew Rowean, Gabrielle Bluestone, James Ohliger and Elliot Tebele serving as executive producers. Fyre arrives on Netflix on January 18. Be sure to check out the new trailer from the Netflix streaming YouTube channel below.

Mount Up for a Brutal Indonesian Western Thriller

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Mount Up for a Brutal Indonesian Western Thriller

In 19th century Java, two exiled brothers who grew up on the plains of the American Wild West, return to their rightful home to unravel the mystery of their past and avenge the brutal death of their parents. Today, we have the trailer and poster for Buffalo Boys, which hits the high plains of home entertainment today.

Buffalo Boys stars Yoshua Sudarso (TV’s Power Rangers: Dino Chargo and Pretty Boys), Ario Bayu (Java Heat), Pevita Pearce (The Sinking of Van Der Wijck), Tio Pakusadewo (Letters from Prague), Conan Stevens (The Hobbit), and Reinout Bussemaker (Flight HS13). The film will be released in theaters and on Digital this January 11, 2019.

In 19th Century Java, a brutal massacre and the murder of Sultan Hamza by Captain Van Trach and his Dutch soldiers force Arana, Jamar and Suwo – the sultan’s brother and infant sons – to flee the country. Together, they travel halfway around the world to the American Wild West. After working the railroads and learning the cowboy way of life, Arana tells the boys it’s time to return to their homeland and avenge their father’s death.

Back on Indonesian soil, the hunt for their father’s killer begins. Along the way, they meet some villagers including Kiona, the rebellious and beautiful headman’s daughter who Suwo falls for, and soon find out that the treacherous Van Trach still rules the area. Their presence puts the village in danger, quickly turning their quest for revenge into a fight for freedom. With the odds stacked against them, Arana, Jamar and Suwo use the skills they learned from the wilds of America to face Van Trach and his army in a showdown for justice.

Buffalo Boys was directed by Mike Wiluan and co-written with Raymond Lee and Rayya Markarim. The film was produced by Mike Wiluan, Huang Junxiang, Tan Fong Cheng, Rayya Makarim, and Kimberly James. It was executive produced by Natalya Pavchinskaya, Freddie Yeo, Eric Khoo, Kris Wiluan, Huang Junxiang, Christopher Smith, Michy Gustavia, Mo Shuyi, Sukdev Singh, Wicky Olindo, and Bert Tan.

Samuel Goldwyn Films is a major, independently owned and operated motion-picture company that develops, produces and distributes innovative feature films and documentaries. The company is dedicated to working with both world-renowned and emerging writers/filmmakers and committed to filmed entertainment that offers original voices in uniquely told stories. This is best exemplified by the Academy Award nominated Super Size Me; Sundance winner Gook written and directed by Justin Chon; the critically acclaimed feature debut by Francis Lee God’s Own Country; SXSW winner Most Beautiful Island; LGBTQ musical drama Saturday Church; Allure starring Evan Rachel Wood; the Wim Wenders film, starring James McAvoy and Academy Award winner® Alicia Vikander, Submergence; the family film Zoo; Nancy, a psychological thriller starring Andrea Riseborough; Cold Skin from director Xavier Gens; and A Boy, A Girl and a Dream starring Omari Hardwick and Meagan Good. Upcoming films include Alex Pettyfer’s directorial debut Back Roads co-starring Jennifer Morrison, Nicola Peltz and Juliette Lewis; and Mapplethorpe directed by Ondi Timoner and starring Matt Smith.

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Hotel Mumbai Trailer Tracks the 2008 Terror Attack on the Taj Hotel

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Hotel Mumbai Trailer Tracks the 2008 Terror Attack on the Taj Hotel

Follow the gripping true story of the 2008 attack on the Taj Hotel in the new trailer for Hotel Mumbai. The drama stars a unique ensemble that includes Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, with Anupam Kher, and Jason Isaacs.

Hotel Mumbai recounts the siege of the hotel by terrorists in Mumbai. Refusing to leave their guests, hotel staff risk their lives to keep everyone safe as people make unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and their families. Catch Hotel Mumbai in theaters March 22, 2019!

A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, Hotel Mumbai vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Academy Award-Nominee Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name and Nazanin Boniadi, Homeland) is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.

Anthony Maras directs Hotel Mumbai from a script he co-wrote with John Collee. Basil Iwanyk, Gary Hamilton, Mike Gabrawy, Julie Ryan, Andrew Ogilvie and Jomon Thomas have teamed up to produce this dramatic historical thriller, which arrives from a joint collaboration between Bleecker Street and ShivHans Pictures.

Hotel Mumbai marks the directorial debut for Anthony Maras, who has made a name for himself in the world of short films. He also served as an executive producer on the 2009 drama Last Ride starring Hugo Weaving. His co-writer on the project John Collee has a pretty storied history in Hollywood, getting his start working on the TV series Star Cops. He is responsible for the cult classic Master and Commander, whose audience seems to grow every year. He also penned the animated Warner Bros. hit Happy Feet. On his list of upcoming projects are Little Dragon and Just Cause.

Dev Patel got his breakout start in the Oscar-winning drama Slumdog Millionaire. He took that new found fame and wound up in the blockbuster disaster The Last Airbender, but quickly rebounded with the hit comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. He also starred in its sequel The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. He followed that up with a role in the sci-fi thriller Chappie. He will next be seen in the thriller The Wedding Guest.

Hotel Mumbai has all the ingredients for a pitch-perfect thriller, based on real events that are simply harrowing to think about. You can check out the new trailer direct from Bleecker Street, which will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat in utter terror.

Netflix’s IO Trailer Has Anthony Mackie Racing to Leave a Wrecked Earth

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Netflix’s IO Trailer Has Anthony Mackie Racing to Leave a Wrecked Earth

Scientists predicted what would happen, but it was too late. The earth has been devastated, and one lone survivor is still stuck on the planet. Netflix has dropped the first trailer for the sci-fi thriller IO. And we get a new poster for this post-apocalyptic devastator as well.

Sam (Margaret Qualley), one of the last survivors on a post-cataclysmic Earth, is a young scientist dedicated to finding a way for humans to adapt and survive, rather than abandon their world. But with the final shuttle scheduled to leave the planet for a distant colony, her determination to stay is rocked by the arrival of another survivor, Micah (Anthony Mackie). She must decide whether to journey with him to join the rest of humanity and begin life anew, or stay to fight for Earth’s survival.

Margaret Qualley and Anthony Mackie are joined by the acclaimed actor Danny Huston in IO, which shouldn’t be confused with their hit original series The OA, which still hasn’t given fans a second season yet. IO is directed by Jonathan Helpert from a script written by Clay Jeto and Charles Spano and Will Basanta. The movie is produced by Jason Berman and Laura Rister.

IO has been in development for quite awhile, and previous to Margaret Qualley and Anthony Mackie signing on, Elle Fanning and Diego Luna were up for the lead roles. But both dropped out before the movie could move forward. The title comes from the 1981 Sean Connery movie Outland. That sci-fi thriller about space truckers had a decidedly different storyline, but test audiences kept confusion the title for 10, which was a very popular Bo Derek movie that had come out a couple of year’s prior. Now, young audiences have no connection to 10 and the filmmakers aren’t so worried about any preconceived confusion.

Jonathan Helpert made his directorial debut with the 2015 international thriller House of Time after making his name known in the world of short films. Clay Jeto is making his first big blockbuster with the screenplay for IO, which he collaborated on with Charles Spano, who previously wrote Embers in 2015.

Margaret Qualley got her start with a role in the 2013 James Franco drama Palo Alto. She then moved onto the 2016 detective comedy The Nice Guys from The Predator director Shane Black, starring opposite Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe. She had a recurring role as Jill Garvey on HBO’s hit apocalyptic drama The Leftovers and appeared as Mia Sutton in Netflix’s adaptation of the hugely popular manga Death Note. She will next be seen starring as Kitty Kat in Quentin Tarantino’s penultimate feature film as a director Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Anthony Mackie is perhaps best known as Sam Wilson, aka The Falcon in the Marvel Movie Universe, having been introduced in Captain America: Winter Soldier and having last been seen in Infinity War. He is expected to return in this summer’s epic conclusion Avengers: Endgame, and is getting his own Falcon TV series on Disney+ streaming.

Netflix had a huge hit with their original sci-fi thriller Bird Box over the holidays. Entering 2019, they have over 80 original movies planned, many of which will fall to the wayside and be forgotten before they even have a chance to be streamed by the general public. Will IO be another Bird Box type phenomenon? Or will it get the attention it deserves when it arrives in just a few days? We’ll have to wait and see. The first look footage arrives direct from Netflix streaming Youtube.

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Bird Box Pitch Meeting

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Bird Box Pitch Meeting

14 Spoilers Fans Missed At The Start Of Superhero Movies

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14 Spoilers Fans Missed At The Start Of Superhero Movies

Spider-Man Theory: This Is Mysterio’s Role In Far From Home

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Spider-Man Theory: This Is Mysterio’s Role In Far From Home

Aquaman’s 10 Biggest Unanswered Questions

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Aquaman’s 10 Biggest Unanswered Questions

Everyone Is Tweeting Tamir Rice’s Name To NRA Spokeswoman Over Hypocritical Tweet

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Everyone Is Tweeting Tamir Rice’s Name To NRA Spokeswoman Over Hypocritical Tweet

NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch, a crisis actor, responded to a tweet by NBC News that asked whether, in the era of school and police shootings, kids should get toy guns for Christmas presents. Loesch said, “They’re TOYS. Let kids be kids” but in 2014 when 12-year-old Tamir Rice was gunned down in a playground by police while holding a toy gun, the NRA spokeswoman blamed the young victim.

Following Tamir’s tragic death, Loesch wrote, “But the fact is that even if both the caller and the police were in the wrong, so was the boy.”

Welp, she sure has changed her stance and it can’t possibly be because Tamir was black, right?

So, hundreds, perhaps thousands, of tweets featuring Tamir Rice’s name were sent to Loesch.

Kaboom!

I couldn’t find one tweet in support of Loesch in that long thread. For the record, the police officer who shot and killed Tamir fired within two seconds after the patrol car he was riding in pulled up next to the boy. It’s all on video but the NRA failed once again to support the victim