Keith Girard

Toby Maguire Tackles Bobby Fischer, Chess’s Mad Genius, in Pawn Sacrifice

Bobby Fischer turned chess into a blood sport during the darkest days of the Cold War with the old Soviet Union. Toby Maguire is featured as Fischer in a new trailer for the upcoming movie “Pawn Sacrifice.” Who knew chess could be so riveting. The movie, also starring Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard, details Fischer’s rise to the pinnacle of chess and his long descent into madness....

Is Michael Fassbender Big Enough To Be Larger-Than-Life Steve Jobs? (See!)

Michael Fassbender, who showed great range in movies like “Prometheus,” “Shame” and “12 Years a Slave,” is featured in a new trailer in one of his toughest roles yet, larger-than-life Apple Inc. founder Steve Jobs. Kate Winslet stars as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. Katherine Waterston plays Jobs’ ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan, and Michael Stuhlbarg and Andy Hertzfeld are original members of the Apple Macintosh development team....

Ed Helms, Christina Applegate Reprise Griswolds in New ‘Vacation’ Trailer

Ed Helms and Christina Applegate and Chris Hemsworth pick up where Chevy Chase left off in a new “red band” trailer for a reboot of “Vacation,” the comedy road-trip movies Chase made in the 1980s, with John Candy, Christie Brinkley and Randy Quaid. The latest movie includes a whole new cast as a new generation of Griswolds, find themselves in all kinds of predicaments. Helms plays Rusty, who was a child in the original National Lampoon movies. Like his dad, he’s determined to take the wife and kids to Walley World....

Is Disney’s ‘Tomorrowland’ Movie Too Violent for Kids? See the New Trailer!

George Clooney and Britt Robertson take a destructive thrill ride in a new trailer for Disney’s upcoming movie ‘Tomorrowland,” a futuristic adventure story that is chock full of violent scenes, including humans who are dismembered and disintegrated. The film is currently rated “PG,” which means suitable for all audiences with only “parental guidance” recommended. It also stars Hugh Laurie, Raffey Cassidy, Thomas Robinson, Kathryn Hahn, Tim McGraw, Keegan-Michael Key and Judy Greer....

Female Director To Open Cannes Film Festival For First Time in 28 Years

Emmanuelle Bercot, a veteran French film director, will kick off the 68th Cannes Film Festival in May with her latest picture “La Tete Haute,” a feat last accomplished in 1987 by another French filmmaker, Diane Kurys, who directed “Un homme amoureux.” Bercot, 47, has also worked as an actress and a screenwriter. She’s directed five previous films. La Tete Haute stars stars Catherine Deneuve, Benoît Magimel, Sara Forestier and Rod Paradot. ...

Elizabeth Olsen Dissects Scarlet Witch in New Avengers Feature (watch!)

Elizabeth Olsen debuts in her first superhero role in the upcoming action/adventure film “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and provides some insights into her character, the Scarlet Witch, in a new featurette. Superpower never looked so good. Olsen is joined by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who plays her character’s twin Quicksilver, and Director Joss Whedon. The latest in the Avengers series hits theaters May 1 ahead of the summer blockbuster season....

Jake Gyllenhaal Fights His Way Out Of Palookaville in New Southpaw Trailer

Jake Gyllenhaal takes a swing at yet another boxing movie in a new trailer for “Southpaw.” He tries to get a shot at redemption that will restore his daughter’s faith in him and his own self-esteem. Gyllenhaal plays Billy “The Great” Hope, who has a hot wife (Rachel McAdams) darling daughter (Oona Laurence) and a respectable career as a boxer until he throws it all away with tragic results. ...

Entourage the Movie: Sex, Lies and Videotape Featured in New Trailer

Vincent Chase and the crew are all about fast cars, fast women and non-stop partying while Ari Gold tries to keep everything from imploding in the new full length trailer for the upcoming “Entourage” movie. But the biggest orgy are the product placements. The movie is based on the successful HBO series by the same name that starred Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven. ...

Tom Cruise a Stunt Muffin in Mission Impossible International Trailer (see!)

Tom Cruise shows off his acting (read stunt) skill in the new international trailer for his upcoming spy thriller “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.” Forget about the plot, the fast paced special effects will keep you on your toes. Cruise, 54, breaks out all the hardware in the film, the fifth in his “Mission Impossible” series. The motorcycle/car chases, daring leaps, high-tech gadgets and super CGI are the real stars. The film also stars Alec Baldwin, Jeremy Renner, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Pegg. ...

Cara Delevingne Runway Stiff in New Paper Towns Trailer (watch!)

Cara Delevingne, the UK model and wannabe screen actress, debuts in a new trailer for her upcoming movie “Paper Towns,” and looks like she never left the runway. She’s emotionless in a role that should be charged with emotion. Delevingne, 22, plays Margo Roth Spiegelman, who grows up in a small town pursued by Quentin “Q” Jacobsen (Nat Wolff) who falls in love with her in grade school....

Kim Kardashian Tweets Make Sweet Music on Jimmy Kimmel (watch!)

Kim Kardashian finally has a talent! Her inane tweets make beautiful song lyrics, as long as someone like Bette Middler is singing them. She shows off her talent for hilarity on Jimmy Kimmel. Of course, almost any comment can be turned into a song lyric if someone is melodic enough and skilled in phrasing music. The divine Ms. M was every bit of that and more on the show last night (Mar. 9)....

Dakota Johnson Bounces From Kink to Hijinks in New Cymbeline Trailer (see)

Dakota Johnson is adding marquee value to a gritty new crime drama, “Cymbeline,” following her star turn in “50 Shades of Grey.” Her jump from kink to hijinks is captured in a new trailer for the contemporary take on a Shakespeare play. Johnson plays Imogen, the daughter of Cymbeline, (Ed Harris), a vicious drug lord and head of a biker gang. Penn Badgley plays her husband Posthumus and Ethan Hawke plays his friend Iachimo, who figures in much of the treachery....

History Channel’s ‘Texas Rising’ May Have Little to Do With History

Bill Paxton is featured in a new trailer for the History Channel’s eight-part miniseries “Texas Rising.” The show, however, looks like it has more to do with entertainment and less to do with, you know… actual history. The show is about Texas’s revolt against Mexican rule in the 1800s. Joining Paxton, who plays Texas hero Sam Houston, are Olivier Martinez, Chad Michael Murray, Brendan Fraser, Trevor Donovan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Ray Liotta....

Cate Blanchett Deliciously Wicked in New Cinderella Trailer (watch!)

Cate Blanchett knows how to play wicked. Disney provides a better look at her character in a new trailer for the live-action remake of “Cinderella." She looks like she could steal the movie. With her new film role, she joins the pantheon of movie witches and evil characters. The includes Charlize Theron as the evil queen in “Snow White and the Huntsman,” Angelina Jolie as the name character in “Maleficent,” Meryl Streep as the wicked ...

Shailene Woodley Mind-Bending in New Insurgent Super Bowl Trailer

Shailene Woodley’s character Beatrice “Tris” Prior learns her true power in the latest trailer for her upcoming movie “Insurgent,” which will air during the Super Bowl, Sunday (Feb. 2). The sequel to the 2014 film “Divergent” and the second installment in the Divergent film series pits Tris against Eurdite’s leader Jeanine Matthews, played by Kate Winslet. The picture also stars Theo James, Octavia Spencer, Zoë Kravitz, Ansel Elgort, Mekhi Phifer and Naomi Watts....

Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Ready to Tie Knot on Private Island–Report

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are reportedly ready to tie the knot, according to a new media report, but so far there is no confirmation. The report is also contrary to other recent stories that their relationship is strained. Based on the latest information, the couple will get married on the actor’s private island, Little Hall’s Pond Cay, in the Bahamas in front of a close circle of friends. The wedding is scheduled in two weeks, over the weekend of Feb. 7. ...

Kit Harrington of Game of Thrones in New ‘Spooks: The Greater Good’ Trailer

Kit Harrington, the English actor best known for his role as Jon Snow in HBO hit “Game of Thrones,” leaps into the 21st Century in a new trailer for his upcoming movie “Spooks: The Greater Good.” And, we mean literally leaps. Last month, he was cast in Xavier Dolan’s “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan,” co-starring Jessica Chastain, Susan Sarandon and Kathy Bates....

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.