Friday, August 8, 2014

Kill the Messenger and The Theory of Everything Trailers

Earlier this week I previewed the upcoming Michael Cuesta film, Kill the Messenger, in the second part of my 2014 Oscar Preview. Jeremy Renner stars as Gary Webb, a reporter set on exposing the U.S. government as a known participant in the crack-cocaine epidemic that swept through the nation during the 1980s. However, the CIA retaliated against Webb with a smear campaign that shattered his career and destroyed his life. While conspiracy-theories aren't such a shocking story nowadays, the end result of Webb's investigating journalism is truly fascinating.

Academy Award Winner (Man on Wire) James Marsh teams up Eddie Redmayne  and Felicity Jones in the upcoming biopic The Theory of Everything. The film examines the life of famed physicist Stephen Hawking (played by Redmayne) and the impactful relationship with his first wife, Jane (Felicity Jones), as his work helped shape the science community all while battling a crippling motor neuron disease that left him almost entirely paralyzed. Redmayne and Jones have both delivered vastly overlooked performances in their past and The Theory of Everything could very well be an awards season dark-horse.

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