|Mathieu Amalric and the enthralling Emmanuelle Seigner in Venus in Fur
Many of our friends have already been infected with summeritis—so that means it’s time for summer movies to begin. We saw a few blockbusters hit theaters in May (Godzilla, X-Men:Days of Future Past, and Maleficent), but June is coming in with a unique brew of its own to get us into theaters: cancer, Ping-Pong, dragons, Bigfoot, alien robot cars, and a musical—to name a few.
So, whether you choose to checkout that indie you’ve heard so much about or the latest big studio release, don’t forget to click on the movie title below to view the trailer. We want to make sure you know what you are getting into before you head to the theater.
—Myrna E. Duarte
|The poster of Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys
Clint Eastwood’s big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic ’60s rock group The Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation, and are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical. The story follows Frank Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. Clint Eastwood ( Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Invictus, Hereafter, J. Edgar) is directing with a screenplay by John Logan (Skyfall, Hugo) and Rick Elice & Marshall Brickman.
Think Like a Man Too
In the sequel, which was inspired by Steve Harvey’s best-selling book Act Like a Lady, all the couples are back for a wedding in Las Vegas. But plans for a romantic weekend go awry when their various misadventures get them into some compromising situations that threaten to derail the big event. How many more wacky weekends, full of high jinx in Las Vegas movies do we need?
Venus in Fur Moviefied Most Anticipated
Venus in Fur is the latest film from master filmmaker Roman Polanski. Alone in a Paris theater after a long day of auditioning actresses for his new play, writer-director Thomas (MathieuAmalric) complains that no actress he’s seen has what it takes to play the lead female character: a woman who enters into an agreement with her male counterpart to dominate him as her slave. Thomas is about to leave the theater when actress Vanda (EmmanuelleSeigner) bursts in, a whirlwind of erratic – and, it turns out, erotic – energy. At first she seems to embody everything Thomas has been lamenting. She is pushy, foul-mouthed, desperate and ill-prepared – or so it seems. Run to your nearest theater to see this!
Directed by Paul Haggis the Third Person follows three inter-connected love stories of three couples in three cities, Rome, Paris and New York. The Rome-set segment revolves around a young couple on a road trip, to be played be Casey Affleck and Moran Atias. Both Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde will play writers in the Paris-set section of the film. Mila Kunis is negotiating to play one half of an estranged couple in New York, with James Franco playing her partner in the segment.
Director Ashim Ahluwalia delves deep into the underbelly of India’s film industry, where back-alley producers churn out everything from pulpy horror movies to soft-core porn, Miss Lovely takes us back to the Mumbai of the 1980s with lurid detail and intoxicating style.
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