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Susan Sarandon Goes Rogue to Save Her Son

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Susan Sarandon plays Helen Sterling, a veteran nurse, who will stop at nothing to get her kidnapped adult son back in the first trailer for Viper Club. The film is intertwined with politics and the frantic feeling of losing a child along with a feeling of being helpless. Sarandon has said that part of the movie is about letting kids do, “what they need to do even if it is risky.” Sarandon’s son in the movie is a war correspondent on foreign assignment, who is taken hostage by a terrorist organization in the Middle East.

In the trailer for Viper Club, Susan Sarandon isn’t allowed to talk about what happened to her son Andy, as advised by the FBI and the United States government, who aren’t offering to help her either. She later discovers a secret underground community of journalists, advocates, colleagues of Andy’s, and philanthropists who offer her help to raise money to pay an incredible ransom to get her son back alive. However, paying off a terrorist organization is illegal, which could put her in the crosshairs of the U.S. government.

Andy Sterling’s life was sheltered, which is why he feels the intense need of independence in Viper Club. His mother created an insular life for him, which she revisits throughout the film. Sarandon’s Helen character wonders if her parenting style could have prevented the kidnapping from happening had she allowed independence earlier. Sarandon’s co-star Matt Bomer had this to say about the parenting aspect of Viper Club.

“For me what really resonated were the themes about parenting, and the particular challenges of parenting, how complicated a relationship with your child is, and what you wish you could redo. It’s about all of the little things you look back on, things you wish you could change, things you wouldn’t change for all the money in the world, and just how strong you have to be to, to really be a loving and supportive parent.”

The realism of Viper Club was important for director Maryam Keshavarz. She wanted to tell a story where the action focused on the realistic and complex decisions faced by ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. That feeling is evident in the trailer for the movie as you see Susan Sarandon’s Helen character trying to sleep at work and go about her day as if her adult son had never been kidnapped by a terrorist organization. Keshavarz explains.

“We wanted to explore what are the kind of actions you can take if you don’t have money and resources. It’s symptomatic of what a lot of working class people experience when they look at health insurance, or unemployment: you feel abandoned, or a nuisance just by trying to literally survive. Helen’s case is extreme, but you can extrapolate that same feeling.”

Viper Club is directed by Maryam Keshavarz from a screenplay that she co-wrote with Jonathan Mastro. In addition to Susan Sarandon, the film also stars Matt Bomer, Lola Kirke, Julian Morris, Shelia Vand, Adepero Oduye, and Edie Falco. Viper Club opens in select theaters on October 26th, but you can check out the first trailer below, thanks to the YouTube Originals channel.

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Mary Poppins Returns Trailer #2 Takes the Magical Nanny on a New Adventure

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This holiday season, revisit Cherry Tree Lane as Disney’s magical nanny flies back to London in the hugely anticipated sequel Mary Poppins Returns, a movie that has been 54 yeas in the making. It’s been a long time, but once you see that smile again, it will feel like no time has passed it all. Today, we welcome her back with open arms.

A new trailer, poster and photos from Mary Poppins Returns have arrived…Here is your latest look at the new adventures on Cherry Tree Lane with the practically perfect nanny. It is going to be one Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Christmas as Mary Poppins heads back to theaters nationwide December 19!

In Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns, an all new original musical and sequel, Mary Poppins is back to help the next generation of the Banks family find the joy and wonder missing in their lives following a personal loss. Emily Blunt stars as the practically-perfect nanny with unique magical skills who can turn any ordinary task into an unforgettable, fantastic adventure and Lin-Manuel Miranda plays her friend Jack, an optimistic street lamplighter who helps bring light, and life, to the streets of London.

Mary Poppins Returns is directed by Rob Marshall. The screenplay is by David Magee and the screen story is by Magee & Rob Marshall & John DeLuca based upon the Mary Poppins Stories by PL Travers. The producers are John DeLuca, p.g.a., Rob Marshall, p.g.a. and Marc Platt, p.g.a. with Callum McDougall serving as executive producer. The music score is by Marc Shaiman and the film features all new original songs with music by Shaiman and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman.

The film also stars Ben Whishaw as Michael Banks; Emily Mortimer as Jane Banks; Julie Walters as the Banks’ housekeeper Ellen; Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh and introducing Joel Dawson as the Banks’ children, with Colin Firth as Fidelity Fiduciary Bank’s William Weatherall Wilkins; and Meryl Streep as Mary’s eccentric cousin, Topsy. Angela Lansbury appears as the Balloon Lady, a treasured character from the PL Travers books and Dick Van Dyke is Mr. Dawes, Jr., the retired chairman of the bank now run by Firth’s character.

Mary Poppins arrives in a crowded holiday season, occupying the spot Disney has reserved for Star Wars the last three years. It will have December 19 and 20 all to itself, before a glut of other movies crash in on its party, including DC’s Aquaman and the Transformers spin-off BumbleBee. If that weren’t enough competition alone, James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez’s long awaited adaptation of Alita: Battle Angel is going to edge in on the excitement, along with the Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly reunion comedy Holmes and Watson. And there’s Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis bringing up the rear with true-life drama Welcome to Marwen.

To say this holiday season is one crowded marketplace is an understatement. But we’re sure everyone’s favorite nanny isn’t afraid. We’ll get to see Mary Poppins flying high above the skies of London with her trusty umbrella soon enough. Until then, here’s the official trailer and poster for Mary Poppins Returns direct from Walt Disney Pictures.

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Girl in the Spider’s Web Trailer #2 Tells a New Dragon Tattoo Story

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Lisbeth Salander returns to the big screen this November in an all-new mystery thriller that is sure to please fans and audiences new to the franchise alike. Today, we have a brand new trailer and poster for The Girl in the Spider’s Web, which arrives from Sony. It’s intense and dangerous and above all else, very vicious, so get your protective gear and go!

A new Dragon Tattoo story comes to the screen starring Claire Foy (The Crown) as Lisbeth Salander, the fierce, outcast vigilante defender from the acclaimed Millennium book series created by Stieg Larsson, in The Girl in the Spider’s Web.  A first-time adaptation of the recent global bestseller, the film is directed by Fede Alvarez, the director of 2016’s breakout thriller Don’t Breathe; the screenplay adaptation is by Jay Basu & Fede Alvarez and Steven Knight.

After a successful trilogy was launched in Stieg Larsson’s home country of Sweden, David Fincher stepped into direct the American adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The movie was critically accepted but not a huge hit at the box office. Though Sony initially had plans to turn the Millennium book series into a trilogy, with The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest coming next, those sequels were scrapped and David Fincher found himself removed from the project altogether.

Known for his remake of Evil Dead and the hit thriller Don’t Breath, Fede Alvarez stepped into take over the franchise, but instead started with the first novel not written by Stieg Larsson. David Lagercrantz created this original story, with Alvarez having to ditch Daniel Craig as Mikael Blomkvist and Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander.

With Claire Foy now taking on the iconic character of Lisbeth Salander, relative unknown actor Sverrir Gudnason is taking on the role of Mikael Blomkvist. They are joined by a cast that also includes Lakeith Stanfield, Sylvia Hoeks, Stephen Merchant, Claes Bang, Christopher Convery, Synnøve Macody Lund, and Vicky Krieps.

Claire Foy is just coming off her Emmy nomination for Netflix’s The Crown. She has a big fall season lined-up, as she’ll next be seen in the Neil Armstrong biopic First Man opposite Ryan Gosling, which opens October 12. She has completely had to reinvent herself for The Girl in the Spider’s Web, to take on the persona of a tough, tattooed computer hacker.

The Girl in the Spider’s Web will be going up against Hugh Jackman in the Gary Hart biopic The Front Runner, which opens 2 days earlier. It will also see some competition from the new family animated comedy Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch. And the J.J. Abrams produced R-rated WWII horror movie Overlord is also opening on November 9. This whole slate is taking us into a very overcrowded holiday season.

You can get your latest look at The Girl in the Spider’s Web with the new trailer and a cool new poster. This stuff was sent directly from Sony. They hope to reignite a true franchise this time, and it looks like they may have succeeded.

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Mermaid’s Song Trailer Turns The Little Mermaid Into a Terrifying Horror Tale

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Mermaids have been glamorized by Hollywood for far too long. Any seafaring misanthrope knows better. Mermaids, half fish, half human, are known for calling sailors to their death. And what could be worse than a beautiful creature calling out your name and luring you to an underwater doom that you’ll never see coming. That idea is explored in Wild Eye Releasing’s new horror tale Mermaid’s Song.

Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid gets turned on its head in the ultimate scary way, served the full-on horror treatment with Mermaid’s Song, which stars Game of Thrones favorite Iwan Rheon. Mermaid’s Song premieres on VOD this week. So get your bait, you tackle box, and let’s go fishing! Here’s the official synopsis from Wild Eye.

A fairy tale classic goes under the frightening sea this September with Mermaid’s Song, premiering on digital from Wild Eye Releasing. A dark homage to Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid, and starring Game of Thrones’  Iwan Rheon, the film is set during the 1930s depression and tells of young Charlotte, who is struggling to keep the family business afloat. When gangster Randall offers to pay off the family debt – he demands some illegal changes to the business. But Charlotte, like her mother before her, is a mermaid capable of controlling humans with nothing but her voice, which creates a battle between all of those who want Charlotte’s magical powers for themselves.

From director Nicholas Humphries, and starring Iwan Rheon, Katelyn Mager, and Brendan Taylor, Mermaid’s Song arrives on digital September 18. And it promises to be one scary ride.

Nicholas Humphries is a pretty prolific director on the indie scene, with 41 previous projects under his belt. He is perhaps best known for his short film work, garnering a lot of attention for his 2006 effort Larson. In 2009 he directing the TV mini-series Riese, and followed that up with episodes of Naomi: The Show in 2010.

It wasn’t until 2014 that he made his directorial debut with Death Do Us Part. He followed that up with Mermaid’s Song, which has been ready since 2015 but is just now getting its big push on VOD. He directed a segment for ABC’s of Death 2.5, and has already shot his next thriller Project Ithaca.

Mermaid’s Song was originally titled Charlotte’s Song, but it now has a cool new title and a spooky new poster which you can check out with the trailer direct from October Coast. It is one of many themed horror movies popping up this fall, arriving in time for Halloween. This one has an aquatic theme for all you scary fish lovers looking for an answer to Guillermo Del Toro’s The Shape of Water. We’re not sure if it succeeds under any of those barriers, but it sure does look cool.

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