New IMAX Featurette for Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ Takes Us Behind the Frame

Dunkirk IMAX Featurette

"The immersive quality of the image is second to none." IMAX has unveiled a new four-minute behind-the-scenes featurette for Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, taking us "Behind the Frame" and giving us a look at the incredible work on this movie. The video features extensive interviews with director Christopher Nolan, producer Emma Thomas, and cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema discussing how important it was to film 70% of this in the full IMAX format. "It is the most beautiful way to watch a movie." This stars Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh, James D'Arcy, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, Jack Lowden, and Adam Long. This is an excellent featurette that has boat loads of behind-the-scenes footage and lots of good discussion about making this intense WWII film. Hitting theaters soon. ›››

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Girls Trip Review

There is an admirable attempt in the Malcolm D. Lee directed Girls Trip to mix humor with a more serious story of friends overcoming personal and professional adversity with one another's help. However, the attempt is not terribly successful.

This tale of four friends from college reuniting years later for a trip to New Orleans for the Essence Festival may have some laughs along the way, but it is all too easy and obvious, with telegraphed jokes and story elements. The movie (the screenplay is from Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver, with a story by Erica Rivinoja and Barris & Oliver) does have a group of funny, talented women playing the four main characters, but it rarely feels worthy of their talents.

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New Official US Trailer for Action Film ‘Pilgrimage’ with Jon Bernthal

Pilgrimage Trailer

"A powerful man does not become so without sin." RLJ Entertainment has unveiled a second trailer for the indie action thriller Pilgrimage, set in Ireland during the 13th century. The story follows a group of monks who must escort a sacred relic across the "Irish landscape fraught with peril". Starring Richard Armitage, Tom Holland, John Lynch, Stanley Weber, Lochlann O'Mearáin, Hugh O'Conor, Eric Godon, plus the badass Jon Bernthal as a character named "The Mute". We already posted the first official trailer for this earlier in the year, but I'm glad to see another one reminding us that this is finally coming out soon. They're obviously playing up Tom Holland from Spider-Man: Homecoming, but the entire cast looks great. ›››

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Mesmerizing 4K Trailer for Doc ‘Awaken’ Produced by Terrence Malick

Awaken Documentary Trailer

Wow. This looks totally mesmerizing. An official trailer has debuted for a new documentary titled Awaken, a visual experience around the world. Awaken is the latest film from filmmaker Tom Lowe (of the time lapse film TimeScapes previously), and it's produced by Terrence Malick and Godfrey Reggio. For this film, Lowe spent five years with his camera team creating special camera rigs designed to capture the world like we've never seen it before - including adapting a gimbal to capture astrophotography timelapse at night from a helicopter in flight. The film explores "humanity's relationship with technology and with the natural world" and is a "celebration of the spirit of life, an exploration of the Earth, and an ode to the Cosmos." We don't know much about this, but I most definitely want to see it on the biggest, brightest screen possible. Enjoy. ›››

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New ‘Fight Like a Girl’ Featurette for Charlize Theron’s ‘Atomic Blonde’

Charlize Theron in Atomic Blonde

"Right from the beginning it was very clear the way I was going to fight… It was really intense." Focus has released a brand new behind-the-scenes featurette for Atomic Blonde, which hits theaters in a few more weeks. Charlize Theron stars as an undercover MI6 agent (and/or assassin) sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent. All of the trailers have promised some ass kicking action, and this featurette focuses on Theron's training process and her ability to deliver badass physical action and make it look real. The featurette includes interviews with Charlize Theron as well as director David Leitch, a stuntman who worked on co-directing John Wick (before he was uncredited) and is now directing Deadpool 2 next. I'm still excited to see this, let's hope it lives up to the hype and the action is as good as it seems here. ›››

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