Adam Driver brings his passion project to the screen with the help of VICE magazine.
Bringing thought-provoking and impactful contemporary theater to US soldiers. That’s the mission of Arts in the Armed Forces, a non-profit organization started by Marine-turned-actor Adam Driver (Girls, Star Wars: The Force Awakens). VICE News followed Driver and his fellow actors (including Joanne Tucker, Natasha Lyonne, Eric Bogosian, Peter Scolari, Sasheer Zamata, and many more) as they performed for military audiences in the US and overseas who more accustomed to visits by country cover bands and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.
With award season looming I’ve compiled a catalogue of the must see films this winter, from the possible award winners to the 3D adventures, I’ve left no stone left unturned. A trailer accompanies each summary so you can pick and choose what you’d like to see before venturing out to the cinema.
Indie favourite Brie Larson (Short Term 12) enters into award season with ‘Room.’ Based on Emma Donoghue’s novel of the same name, the drama concerns a young woman who is taken hostage and forced to raise a child in the confines of a windowless room. It sounds like a meaty role for Larson to get stuck into, but will it convert into awards success?
The official synopsis reads “‘Room’ tells the extraordinary story of Jack (Tremblay), a spirited 5 year old who is looked after by his loving and devoted Ma (Larson). Like any good mother, Ma dedicates herself to keeping Jack happy and safe, nurturing him with warmth and love and doing typical things like playing games and telling stories. Their life, however, is anything but typical—they are trapped—confined to a windowless, 10-by-10-foot space, which Ma has euphemistically named ‘Room.’ Ma has created a whole universe for Jack within Room, and she will stop at nothing to ensure that, even in this treacherous environment, Jack is able to live a complete and fulfilling life. But as Jack’s curiosity about their situation grows, and Ma’s resilience reaches its breaking point, they enact a risky plan to escape, ultimately bringing them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world.”
“Inherent Vice,” is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel.
When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife and her boyfriend to kidnap that billionaire and throw him in a loony bin…well, easy for her to say.
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It was 1996 and I was five years old when my father took me to the cinema for the very first time to watch Star Wars: A New Hope at a little cinema in Lakeside, Essex. It was the single greatest thing I ever saw, and to this day no film has ever quite filled me with the same sense of pure joy and wonder. So you can imagine my excitement as the new trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens hit my laptop screen this afternoon. With a new director at the helm in J.J Abrams, fans all held their breath as they hoped he could find the same chemistry that made the original 1970’s trilogy the most far out, exciting space adventure since man stepped foot on the moon. And it seems the early signs are promising… Continue reading “Star Wars: Episode VII”
Here is the brand new trailer for ‘American Sniper’ – In UK cinemas Jan 16th, 2015 – directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper. Here’s what we know so far…
Directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Jake McDorman, Luke Grimes, Navid Negahban and Keir O’Donnell.
Bradley Cooper stars as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter…
U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.
Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.
The Official Trailer for The Theory of Everything
In Cinemas New Year’s Day, 2015
The Theory of Everything is the story of the most brilliant and celebrated physicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, and Jane Wilde the arts student he fell in love with whilst studying at Cambridge in the 1960s.
The result is never in question. Just the path you take to get there. — In theaters December 31, 2014.
RELEASE DATE: December 31, 2014
DIRECTOR: J.C. Chandor
CAST: Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, and Albert Brooks