Keith Girard

Robert Pattinson Goes Down Hard in New ‘Lost City of Z’ Trailer (See!)

Robert Pattinson gets flattened in a new trailer for “The Lost City of Z,” the action-adventure movie about the travails of real-life explorer Percy Fawcett and his sidekick Henry Costin. Charlie Hunnam does the honors as Fawcett, while Pattinson plays Costin. He becomes Fawcett’s aide de camp the hard way. The trailer depicts their first meeting on a ship bound for the Amazon and reveals some insights into each character....

Holy Sun Tzu! Caesar Learns Art of War in New Planet of Apes Trailer (see!)

Caesar could use a few lessons from Sun Tzu, who wrote the book on warfare, when a crazed military colonel goes after his tribe of intelligent apes in a new trailer for the upcoming “War for the Planet of the Apes.” The latest ape movie is the third in a series that began with the 2011 reboot of the 1968 “Planet of the Apes” original, starring Charlton Heston. Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Karin Konoval, Judy Greer and Terry Notary also star. Matt Reeves directs....

Han Solo Stars Wars Movie Starts Production: Meet the Cast! (photo)

It’s about time Han Solo got his own “Star Wars” move. Disney just released a cast photo along with notice that principal filming is just getting underway at Pinewood Studios in London. The as yet untitled Han Solo Star Wars story is slated for release on May 25, 2018. Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge....

Brad Pitt ‘World War Z’ Zombie Sequel Caught in Paramount Film Shuffle

Brad Pitt’s life has been a bit of a horror story lately, but doesn’t explain Paramount’s surprise decision to pull the release of his “World War Z” zombie epic. It has been scheduled for release during summer blockbuster season. His Plan B Entertainment secured the film rights to a 2006 Max Brooks book by the same name, after a heated bidding war with Leonardo diCaprio’s film company....

Rogue One Star Wars Creatures Come Out of Woodwork in New Video (see!)

“Rogue One a Star Wars Story” will introduce a slew of new alien creatures that will be more lifelike than ever thanks to special effects and some ingenious costuming. Disney shows how it’s done in a new video featurette. Director Gareth Edwards and Creature Effects Supervisor (yes, they really have one) Neal Scanlan offer a behind-the-scenes look at the creative endeavor....

Angelina Jolie Surfaces Post-Divorce to Defend Int. Criminal Court (Watch!)

Angelina Jolie made a strong pitch in support of the International Criminal Court one day after Russia dropped out of the Dutch tribunal claiming it “failed to meet the expectations to become a truly independent” organization. Her most recent film documents the struggle of Cambodian human rights activist Loung Ung. Brad Pitt plays a North African intelligence officer Max Vatan in his latest film “Allied. with Marion Cotillard, Lizzy Caplan and Matthew Goode....

Kristen Stewart Gets Scant Screen Time in New Billy Lynn Trailer (see!)

Kristen Stewart gets top billing in the Ang Lee war drama “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.” But she gets scant screen time in a new trailer for the movie. Instead, the glory belongs to the guys, Joe Alwyn, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund and Vin Diesel. The trailer’s bang, bang Iraq battle scenes are mixed with poignant moments as Billy Lynn (Alwyn) questions his role in the fighting and where he fits in the grand scheme of things. ...

Sully’s Hudson River Landing Was Only Start of His Ordeal (See New Trailer)

Sully Sullenberger was hailed a hero for dramatically landed his airliner in the Hudson River without loss of life. But the crash was only the beginning of his ordeal, according to a new trailer for the upcoming movie “Sully.” Tom Hanks artfully plays Capt. Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, a veteran pilot who was at the controls of US Airways Flight 1549 on that fateful day in January 2009....

Ben Affleck Makes Even Bean Counters Sexy in New Thriller (Watch Trailer!)

Ben Affleck can unravel a spreadsheet in a single bound as a super math savant in a new trailer for the upcoming thriller “The Accountant.” Who would have thought bean counting could be so sexy? Ben pulls it off with fetching co-star Anna Kendrick. Affleck plays Christian Wolff, a socially-awkward math savant with an obsessive-compulsive disorder who likes to keep things neat. ...

Edward Snowden Gets Hero Treatment from Oliver Stone (See New Trailer)

Edward Snowden gets hero treatment from Director Oliver Stone according to the first new trailer for “Snowden.” Does he deserve it? The film details how the rogue computer whiz divulged the National Security Agency (NSA) massive global spying operation. Shailene Woodley, Zachary Quinto, Nicolas Cage, Melissa Leo, Tom Wilkinson, Scott Eastwood, Timothy Olyphant, Rhys Ifans and Joely Richardson also star. ...

Liam Hemsworth Whups Aliens in New Independence Day Trailer (see!)

Liam Hemsworth may be Australian but he puts on his best American accent and straps in to fight aliens in a new “Independence Day 2: Resurgence” trailer. We’ve had 20 years to prepare for them. But, then again, they’ve had 20 years to prepare for us. Plenty of original cast members return, including Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox and Brent Spiner...

Emily Blunt an Enigma Wrapped in a Mystery in ‘Girl on a Train’ Trailer (see!)

Emily Blunt, who may be one of the most under-rated actresses in filmdom, gives a superior performance in a new trailer for “Girl on a Train.” The thriller is about a woman who lives through the lives of others from her seat on a commuter train until one day, she gets wrapped up in their lives. Allison Janney, Lisa Kudrow, Laura Prepon, Paula Hawkins, Erin Cressida Wilson, Justin Theroux and Haley Bennett co-star. ...
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Suicide Squad Tones Down Darkness to Draw Kiddie Crowd; See New Trailer!

“Suicide Squad” is featured in a new teaser trailer and it’s pretty clear the movie has been watered down to cut the sex and violence. Studio Warner Bros and DC Entertainment are going for the short money by angling for a PG-13 rating. So much for artistic integrity. The lead characters include Will Smith as Deadshot, an expert marksman an assassin, Jared Leto as Joker, a psychopathic criminal and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, a crazed former psychiatrist. Other cast members include Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and model Cara Delevingne....

‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Ready to Mint New Stars (See New Trailer)

“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is trying to go where only comic book superhero movies have gone by creating an “anthology” of Star Wars movies that play off the original series while minting new stars and new characters who can carry on the legacy. The cast includes Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk and Riz Ahmed....

Daisy Ridley Star Wars Insights Heralds Force Awakens DVD Release (watch!)

Daisy Ridley, the UK actress who scored a role of a lifetime as Rey in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” spilled some revealing insights into the making of the film and working with the cast in a Facebook Live interview heralding the arrival of the film on DVD and Blu-Ray. The package goes on sale tomorrow (Apr. 5). She starred with John Boyega and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and cast veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. ...

Brie Larson Oscar Performance in ‘Room’ Now on DVD, Blu-Ray (video!)

Brie Larson won the Best Actress Oscar for her performance in the movie “Room,” and studio Lionsgate has wasted no time releasing the film on DVD and Blu-Ray, hoping to capitalized on her win. Larson won the award for Best Actress in a leading role on Sunday night, and the DVD hit the streets on Tuesday (Mar.1) It also starred Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sean Bridgers and William H. Macy. ...

Rooney Mara Regretful for Her Role in Hollywood ‘Whitewashing’ (video)

Rooney Mara, the daughter of wealth and privilege, shows she has a social conscious, after all. She expressed regret in a new interview for play the role of a Native American in the 2015 movie “Pan.” It also starred Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Cara Delevigne and Garrett Hedlund. So, why did she take the role in the first place? It’s not like Mara was unaware of the controversy. More than 96,000 people signed a petition calling on studio Warner Bros. to cast a real Native American in the role. ...

Keith Girard

Keith Girard is Editor and Pubilsher of TheImproper, New York City’s cutting edge arts, entertainment pop culture and lifestyle Web magazine. Before that, he was editor-in-chief of Billboard magazine and a reporter for the Washington Post among other media positions.