Oscar winner Sandra Bullock (Speed, Crash), who has been lending her voice to animated comedies of late, is returning to the big screen this week in a new “dramedy” Our Brand Is Crisis. Directed by Pineapple Express and East Bound & Down director David Gordon Green, the film is a dramatization of Rachel Boynton’s 2005 documentary of the same name by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Peter Straughan (Tinkler Taylor Soldier Spy, The Men Who Stare At Goats). Bullock stars as Jane, an experienced political campaign strategist who is sent to war-torn South American to aid in the installation of a new leader, but whose efforts art threatened to be thwarted by an old political rival. Also starring in the film is Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton (Armageddon, Monster’s Ball), with Anthony Mackie (Million Dollar Baby, Avengers: Age of Ultron), Joaquim de Almeida (Clear and Present Danger, Behind Enemy Lines), and Scoot McNairy (Argo,12 Years A Slave) included in the supporting cast. Argo producers George Clooney (The Ides of March, The Monuments Men) and Grant Heslov (Good Night and Good Luck, August: Osage County) are behind the production of the project, which thus far has drawn much praise for Bullock’s acting, but also mixed feelings about the screenplay and directing. I suppose you’ll have to decide for yourself when you see it in theaters! The movie opens on Friday. Enjoy the trailer.
Although a nationwide theatrical expansion is not expected until the end of October, the new biographical drama from Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) titled Steve Jobs is opening to audiences in New York City and Los Angeles this week. The new film is based on the book of the same title by author Walter Isaacson, adapted for the screen by Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (Charlie Wilson’s War, The Social Network), focusing not only on three pivotal points in Jobs’ career as a modern technological entrepreneur, but also on the affects it had on his personal and family life, as well as his health. Leading the cast as Jobs and his Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak are actors Michael Fassbender (Inglorious Basterds, 12 Years A Slave) and Seth Rogen (The Interview, Neighbors), with Oscar-winner Kate Winslet (Titanic, The Reader), Jeff Daniels (Speed, The Newsroom), Katherine Waterston (Michael Clayton, Inherent Vice), and Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire, Trumbo) making up the supporting cast. From the looks of the trailer, it looks to be a more brutally honest depiction of Jobs’ life and work and hopefully will have more success than the 2013 flop Jobs with Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad as Jobs and Wazniak, but we’ll have to wait and see how audiences respond. Look for the movie in a theater near you this October 23rd.
Fresh off its last festival stop at the Toronto International Film Festival, the latest blockbuster from Oscar-winner Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus), The Martian, is now playing in theaters across the country. Based on the book by author Andy Weir, the film features an all-star cast led by Matt Damon (The Bourne Identity, The Departed), including Jessica Chastain (Interstellar, A Most Violent Year), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Jeff Daniels (Speed, The Newsroom), Michael Pena (End of Watch, Fury), Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Game of Thrones), Kate Mara (House of Cards, Captive), and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Children of Men, 12 Years A Slave). Screenwriter Drew Goddard (Cloverfield, World War Z) adapted the script from Weir’s book about an astronaut who becomes stranded on Mars and must survive against all odds in order to return to his family on Earth. Watch the trailer one more time here on MADE, then see it on the big screen this weekend!
We’ve been hearing little bits and pieces of Matt Damon‘s upcoming project The Martian for some time now, and finally after months of waiting we have a new trailer!! The Departed and Bourne-series actor will be leading an all-star cast that includes Jessica Chastain (Lawless, A Most Violent Year), Kate Mara (Iron Man 2, Transcendence), Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty), Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones), Jeff Daniels (Dumb and Dumber, Speed), and Chiwetel Ejiofor (American Gangster, 12 Years A Slave) in the story about an astronaut who is left for dead on Mars by his crew and must find a way to survive and make Earth aware of his survival. This will be Damon’s second outing as an astronaut following his smaller role in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar last year (which co-star Jessica Chastain also starred). Oscar-winner Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) directed the project from an adaptation of author Amy Weir’s novel by screenwriter Drew Goddard (Lost, World War Z). On a personal note, both Lost and World War Z sucked hardcore in terms of everything, so having Mr. Goddard’s name attached to this film doesn’t really give me high hopes for the story, but considering Ridley Scott is behind the camera, we may still have a movie that’s worth going to see. The trailer is now available here on MADE. Look for the movie in theaters this November 25th.
I’m a fan of the rings especially when it comes to this car….or supercar, rather. The 2016 Audi R8 is the second generation R8 and is also the basis for the GT3 race-car. Compared to its predecessor, the new R8 sheds around 110 lbs. and is a half second quicker in the 60. At 205 mph this R8 is the fastest Audi ever made for the streets. Stuffed to the gills, or side vents, with top of the line features like carbon-ceramic brake discs, custom stitched headliner, and in-car Wi-Fi, Audi looks to deliver the luxury it has been known for, as well as giving the prancing horses and raging bulls a run for their money. The car also comes with some eco-friendly features but I doubt those would be used very often. Speaking of eco-friendly, you can also special order the R8 “e-tron” which has more electric power than the Tesla Model S at 92 kWh. This will give the e-tron a range of 279 miles and can be charged in two hours. The e-tron is a bit slower than the R8 and has it’s speed limited to 155 mph. As the previous model R8 showed, there will probably be a V-8, and V-10 models ranging from $120k to $250k for the e-tron. Go cash in those refund checks quick.
Steve Jobs (right) and Steve Wozniak (left) in Los Altos, CA, 1976.
Since being picked up by Universal Pictures, the new biopic of Apple founder Steve Jobs is starting to gain momentum, with production already getting underway in Silicon Valley, CA. Written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Moneyball) and starring Michael Fassbender (X-Men:First Class, 12 Years A Slave) as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen (Superbad, The Interview) in the role of Steve Wozniak, the story chronicles several high-points in the co-founders’ careers, beginning with the 1984 Macintosh computer and spanning all the way to the iPod in 2001. Production has already begun at Steve Jobs’ old garage in Los Altos, where he and Wozniak co-founded Apple in 1976. Director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire) is sitting behind the camera for the project, which also features Katherine Waterson (Michael Clayton, Inherent Vice), Kate Winslet (Titanic, The Life of David Gale), Michael Stuhlbarg (Hugo, Men in Black 3), and Jeff Daniels (Speed, Dumb and Dumber To) in the supporting cast. Stay tuned for more news.
The new Biblical epic from director Ridley Scott (Blade Runner, Gladiator) is scheduled to open in theaters on December 12th. Featuring an all-star cast lead by Christian Bale (The Dark Knight Rises, Terminator: Salvation), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need For Speed), Joel Edgerton (Warrior, The Great Gatsby), Sigourney Weaver (Alien, Avatar), Ben Kinglsey (Schindler’s List, Shutter Island), and John Turturro (O Brother Where Art Thou, Transformers), the film chronicles the story of Moses and his plight to lead the enslaved Jewish people against the cruel Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses. Check out the trailer here on MADE.
Where do we even begin with this vehicle. The One:1 (one to one), is the only car of its kind sitting at a whopping 1360hp. This car is engineering at its finest and has been labeled as the worlds only Megacar. The hp to kg curb weight ratio is a insane 1:1. According to Koenigsegg, “this is the ‘dream’ equation previously thought impossible”. I don’t really want to nerd out too hard on this one, so I suggest if you are interested about this model to watch the video.
Two big releases for next March are now being converted into 3D format before the final cut is seen by audiences around the globe. The upcoming crime-thriller Need For Speed, starring Aaron Paul in his first big film appearance since AMC’s Breaking Bad, is being converted into a 3D format before its release next month. Paramount Pictures has also decided to convert Darren Aronofsky’s new biblical drama, Noah, to 3D for its release to worldwide audiences. Unlike Need For Speed, however, at this point Noah‘s 3D version will only be released to foreign audiences. This was a last minute decision made by Paramount in an attempt to boost foreign interest in the film, which in the United States is expected to pull in a decent amount of profit considering it revolves around one of the most famous Bible stories and has Oscar-winner Russell Crowe leading in the title role. Need For Speed is set for release here in the States on March 14th, with Noah following two weeks later on the 28th. Noah also features an all star cast, including Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, and Anthony Hopkins. You can check out the full trailer above.
Since the electrifying conclusion to AMC’s Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul has turned his attention to the big screen. His acting talents earned him several Emmy awards for his role as Jesse Pinkman, and now the young actor will be taking on more leading roles, starting this March. Paul will be taking the lead role in director Scott Waugh’s high speed action-drama Need For Speed. Paul plays a street racer who plans to take revenge on the wealthy businessman who framed him and sent him to prison in a high stakes cross-country race. The film costars Chillie Mo, Dominic Cooper, and Dakota Johnson and is due out on the 14th. Check out the trailer here on MADE.