Monday, September 16, 2019

Tom Hanks to Star in Film Based on Mattel Action Figure MAJOR MATT MASON
Tom Hanks is set to star in a film based on a Mattel action figure from the 1960s called Major Matt Mason. "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons" scribe Akiva Goldsman will adapt the script from a short story about the character from Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Chabon.

Major Matt Mason is an astronaut who lives and works on the moon. The character was introduced in 1966 to coincide with the space race, and his look was inspired by designs seen in Life Magazine, Air Force Magazine and other space and aviation publications. The toy line also included characters like a space crew and alien allies and villains.

Mattel Films is co-producing the project. Hanks was originally attached to the project in 2012, when Robert Zemeckis was in talks to direct the film, from a script written by Hanks and Graham Yost.

Tom Hanks can next be seen in the biopic "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", in which he plays beloved children's host Fred Rogers. His future projects include Paul Greengrass' upcoming drama "News of the World", Baz Luhrmann's Elvis biopic, and the World War II drama "Greyhound", which he also wrote based on C.S. Forester's novel.



Today we have new trailers for:
  • The biopic "Ford v. Ferrari" starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, that chronicles the events surrounding the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France in 1966, when American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and fearless British driver Ken Miles (Bale) joined forces to create the Ford GT40. Directed by James Mangold ("Logan", "Walk the Line"), the film also stars Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts and Josh Lucas.
  • The historical biopic "Radioactive" starring Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike ("Gone Girl") as Polish-French physicist and chemist Marie Curie who in the early 1900s became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. Directed by Marjane Satrapi ("Persepolis"), the film also stars Sam Riley, Aneurin Barnard, Anya Taylor-Joy and Simon Russell Beale.
  • The Australian horror comedy "Little Monsters" starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o. The film is written and directed by Australian filmmaker Abe Forsythe ("Down Under").
  • The crime comedy "Villains" written and directed by indie filmmakers Dan Berk and Robert Olsen ("The Stakelander"). The film stars Bill Skarsgard ("It"), Maika Monroe ("It Follows"), Jeffrey Donovan ("Burn Notice") and Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer").
  • The drama "Queen & Slim" starring Daniel Kaluuya ("Get Out") and Jodie Turner-Smith ("Jett"). The film is directed by TV helmer Melina Matsoukas ("Insecure") from a script by Lena Waithe ("The Chi").
  • The period drama "Portrait of a Lady on Fire" from French writer-director Celine Sciamma ("Girlhood", "Water Lilies"). The film stars Noemie Merlant ("Heaven Will Wait") and Adele Haenel ("Love at First Sight"), and it won the Best Screenplay award and the Queer Palm Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Watch all the new trailers after the jump.


"The Goldfinch" is a drama directed by John Crowley ("Brooklyn") from a script by Peter Straughan ("Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy") based on the 2013 Pulitzer prize-winning novel of the same name by Donna Tartt.

The film tells the story of Theodore "Theo" Decker (Ansel Elgort), who was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. The cast also includes Nicole Kidman, Sarah Paulson, Luke Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, Ashleigh Cummings, Aneurin Barnard, Denis O'Hare, Willa Fitzgerald and Finn Wolfhard.

"The Goldfinch" premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival and opened in theaters on September 13, 2019. The film received mostly negative reviews from critics, and tanked at the box-office with a $2.6 million debut from 2,542 locations, which is the sixth worst ever for a wide release.

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The third season of the anthology series "Room 104" has premiered on September 13, 2019 on HBO. Created by Jay and Mark Duplass, the show is set in a single room of an average American hotel, and it tells different stories of the assorted guests who pass through it, while each episode is a different genre. The new season's cast includes Julianna Barwick, Arturo Castro, François Chau, Dale Dickey, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Sam Richardson, June Squibb, Luke Wilson, and Tom Woodruff Jr.

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Video Game Description: The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series contains all 4 Seasons, 400 Days, and The Walking Dead: Michonne, which includes over 50 hours of gameplay across 23 unique episodes. With graphical enhancements, behind the scenes bonus features and faithful recreations of classic menus, this is the definitive way to experience Clementine’s journey and find out how her story ends.

Genre: Adventure

Publisher: Skybound Games

Developer: Telltale Games, Skybound Games

Rating: M for Mature (Sexual Themes, Use of Drugs, Strong Language, Blood and Gore, Intense Violence)

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Product Description: After hundreds of lonely years of doing what he was built for, WALL•E (short for Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class) discovers a new purpose in life (besides collecting knick- knacks) when he meets a sleek search robot named EVE. EVE comes to realize that WALL•E has inadvertently stumbled upon the key to the planet's future, and races back to space to report her findings to the humans (who have been eagerly awaiting word that it is safe to return home). Meanwhile, WALL•E chases EVE across the galaxy.

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Product Description: In this riot of frantic disguises and mistaken identities, Victor Pivert, a blustering, bigoted French factory owner, finds himself taken hostage by Slimane, an Arab rebel leader. The two dress up as rabbis as they try to elude not only assassins from Slimane's country, but also the police, who think Pivert is a murderer. Pivert ends up posing as Rabbi Jacob, a beloved figure who's returned to France for his first visit after 30 years in the United States. Adding to the confusion are Pivert's dentist-wife, who thinks her husband is leaving her for another woman, their daughter, who's about to get married, and a Parisian neighborhood filled with people eager to celebrate the return of Rabbi Jacob.

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Product Description: Bob Parr and his wife Helen used to be among the world's greatest crime fighters, saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. Fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they live "normal" lives with their three kids, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction.

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Product Description: Directed by the visionary Bengali filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak, The Cloud-Capped Star tells the story of a family that has been uprooted by the Partition of India and come to depend on its eldest daughter, the self-sacrificing Neeta (Supriya Choudhury). She watches helplessly as her own hopes and desires are pushed aside time and again by those of her siblings and parents, until all her chances for happiness evaporate, leaving her crushed and ailing. Experimenting with off-balance compositions, discontinuous editing, and a densely layered soundtrack, Ghatak devised an intellectually ambitious and emotionally devastating new shape for the melodrama, lamenting the tragedies of Indian history and the inequities of traditional gender roles while blazing a formal trail for the generations of Indian filmmakers who have followed him.

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Product Description: Disney presents a new twist on one of the most hilarious and hair-raising tales ever told. Your whole family will get tangled up in the fun, excitement and adventure of this magical motion picture. When the kingdom's most wanted - and most charming - bandit Flynn Rider hides in a mysterious tower, the last thing he expects to find is Rapunzel, a spirited teen with an unlikely superpower - 70 feet of magical golden hair! Together, the unlikely duo sets off on a fantastic journey filled with surprising heroes, laughter and suspense. Let your hair down and get ready to cheer for "Tangled." Bursting with never-before-seen bonus features, it's even more enchanting on Blu-ray Hi-Def.

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