Friday, July 31, 2015

The Night Before (RED BAND) and Room Trailers

In 2011 my cinematic year was topped by an unforgettable dramedy that was both touching and hysterical all at the same time. Jonathan Levine's breakout directorial effort, 50/50, featured Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen in career defining roles. This November Levine and his acting duo get a new addition to their team, The Hurt Locker's Anthony Mackie, in the new bro-mance comedy, The Night Before. After a trio of friends recognize that different future paths will ruin their long-standing tradition of spending Christmas Eve together, they embark on one final festive night of debauchery. Check out the debut red band trailer for The Night Before

I'm not ashamed to admit it and my wife is fully aware, but I'm in absolute awe over the stunning talent and beauty of Brie Larson. Her vastly under-watched drama, Short Term 12 (currently available on NetFlix), opened my eyes to how gifted the former 21 Jump Street co-star truly is. And although I felt as though her committed performance was snubbed of Oscar attention back in 2013, perhaps Larson will finally receive the recognition she deserves with the wildly anticipated indie drama, Room. Based on Emma Donoghue's novel of the same name, the story follows a mother (Larson) and her son, Jack, who are held captive in a single room which is the only place the boy has ever known. Room's debut trailer illustrates a powerful and gripping story of survival and maternal love, so check it out for yourself.

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