Trailer for Will Smith’s Netflix film BRIGHT is as good as an actual Movie

Although the movie Suicide Squad grossed millions of dollars at the box office, it was not extremely well received by critics and fans alike. Will Smith’s character was well-developed, but the movie was not the best vehicle for his talents. Fortunately, the director of Suicide Squad and Smith have teamed up for a new reality/fantasy movie where he plays an LA cop in a world where magic exists.

The movie is called BRIGHT, coming out on Netflix in December 2017. The awesome trailers are certain to generate buzz and excitement leading up to its debut.


X-Men Spinoff TV Series Coming, GIFTED, and Here is the Trailer

The world is full of mutants, according to the Marvel Universe that is home to the X-Men franchise. Now after the success of the movie LOGAN, as well as the acclaimed television series LEGION, the deck is being played completely with another spinoff, GIFTED.

The trailer is enticing, and the title, GIFTED, is a way to imply that being different isn’t necessarily a curse.

Wonder Woman Trailer Unveils Origin Story and More Action

You have to love a good trailer, especially one that successfully reveals good reasons for becoming excited to see a movie. This Wonder Woman trailer does that, in spades. It shows a bit of the Amazon origin story (but not too much), it shows some conflict (but not too much), it shows more action (but not too much), it shows that she’s special (we already knew that), and it shows she’s awesome (there can never be too much).

Director Patty Jenkins, Gal Gadot (WW), and Chris Pine are probably feeling fairly confident about now.

Did we mention, that pounding soundtrack is hot?

Film Review: LOGAN

The thing about Logan is that in the X-Men series he is known as the wild child, the uncontrollable fury of the team. He slices and dices bad guys, and he cannot be hurt because his wounds heal immediately. He never ages, and he’s immune to most poisons and drugs.

His One true weakness is actually his relationships with others, especially those that he loves or cares for… So when you go to watch the movie LOGAN you assume that this might still be the case. In many ways it is, as we look at his relationship with Charles Xavier, formally known as Professor X, leader of the X-Men. But it is also surprising to see that the things we considered as his physical strengths are waning. Why they are fading is a mystery, though it is slightly revealed in the film. Yet what is revealed is that there exist another Wolverine-type person out there. What is his relationship with that person now, what was it in the past, and what will it be in the future? These are the questions that are directly confronted in the film when we discover that this person is a young preteen girl with all of the capabilities for which Logan, a.k.a. Wolverine, was renowned, and none of the history.

That story development is partially what makes LOGAN a tearjerker more than an action movie. The cinematic action does happen regularly, and it is incredible to watch. It is beyond incredible to watch Wolverine do what he does best, and it is even more incredible to watch the girl (X-23) do what she is learning to do best. But it is so very credible to watch their growing relationship and bond, as well as the bond between Wolverine and Professor X, and feel your heart ache.

There are other bonds  in the film as well, between strangers met along side the road, between doctors and patients, between classmates and fellow prisoners. This is truly a relationship story, and if you think that will make it boring, don’t be fooled. LOGAN is one of the most engrossing movies that has ever been made about what it takes to be live as a superhero.

Fragrance Company launches new film, Meet the Harmony

It’s not often you get a new brand, with new stores in places around the world like Los Angeles on Melrose (per Essential Home Magazine ), plus a new movie to support it. But with the Harmonist that’s exactly what you get.

Says FilmFest.com, “Bruno Aveillan shot ‘Meet the Harmony’ for the new perfume Brand The Harmonist… at Festival de Cannes 2016 which the company is attending for the first time. ‘Meet the Harmony’, tells the love encounter between a man and a woman who will be guided and inspired by an alchemist of senses, a creator of harmony: The Harmonist. It is set in sober and eternal City of Paris, magnified by an elegant black and white treatment, Bruno Aveillan offers us a contemporary fable, modern yet poetic, with subtle emotions which resonate to surrealism, through the magics of special effects.

The sound track was composed by french icon Bruno Coulais.

According to Yahoo Movies, at Cannes:

Kate Hudson, Heidi Klum, Common, Orlando Bloom and Karolina Kurkova started their night at the launch party for The Harmonist, a Paris-based fragrance line based on feng shui and inspired by the elements of water, wood, fire, earth and metal. The maison de parfum spared no expense for the bash, taking over the beach venue in front of the Hotel Martinez, which was transformed into a Harmonist-themed nightclub with music by Martin Solveig and an exclusive performance by Jason Derulo.

The Harmonist – theharmonist.com
Creation : Bruno Aveillan and Story Studio – storystudio.fr
Directed by Bruno Aveillan
Produced by Quad – quad.fr

Vice and FilmBuff To Release feature film “PRINCE”

FilmBuff in partnership with VICE Media has announced the upcoming release of PRINCE (PRINS), the feature debut from acclaimed Dutch music video director Sam de Jong.  PRINCE first debuted at the 2015 Berlinale, where it received an honorary mention for the coveted Crystal Bear for Best First Feature.  Produced by 100% Halal, PRINCE will be available in North America in theaters and all major VOD platforms starting August 14th, 2015.

 

PRINCE follows 17-year-old Ayoub, played by newcomer Ayoub Elasri, on his journey into manhood while vying for the love of the neighborhood beauty Laura (Sigrid ten Napel), and the respect of the local tough-guy gang. Although Ayoub dreams of getting the girl and the neighborhood crown, he has little to show for his aspirations until he meets Lamborghini-driving Kalpa, played by Dutch rapper Freddy Tratlehner, local kingpin and alleged sociopath, who turns Ayoub into the talk of the town.

PRINCE was hailed by critics’ following its debut at the 2015 Berlinale’s Generation 14Plus section.  Screen International praised, “Its stylistic brio makes PRINCE a live wire!” while The Hollywood Reporter raved that the film is “distinguished by its light tone and idiosyncratic handle on genre conventions,” and that it has a “quirky spirit that makes it easy to enjoy.”

 

This is the second partnership between FilmBuff and VICE Media, as the two previously worked together to release All This Mayhem in 2014. “We’re thrilled to be teaming up with VICE again and we are honored to be working with such a talented filmmaking team” says FilmBuff’’s Sam Scupp. “PRINCE is a very special film – it’s wild and hip and utterly heartfelt at its core.”

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VICE’s Executive Creative Director Danny Gabai says, “PRINCE heralds the arrival of an extraordinary new voice in cinema, writer / director Sam de Jong, and we couldn’t be more excited that people are going to have the opportunity to discover him. His movie mixes teen comedy, freaky surrealism and super emotional drama in a world that feels totally natural — like its own mini-universe. He’s going to be blowing people’s minds for a long time.”

 

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“I am so proud of the film, of Sam and the team who worked so hard to make this film possible,” says Gijs Kerbosch, Producer at 100% Halal.  “Working side by side with our friends at VICE was a great experience, and we are super excited that we have joined forces with FilmBuff to release the film in North America.”

PRINCE is a very dear and personal project,” says director Sam de Jong.  “We shot the film only one mile away from where I grew up – in a very specific social environment.  For the project to cross borders and travel the world is a dream come true.  I hope U.S audiences learn something about urban Dutch life and struggles and additionally discover that we are all struggling with the same issues in the western world.”

PRINCE is produced by Gijs Kerbosch, Roel Oude Nijhuis, and Gijs Determeijer of 100% Halal and by VICE Media (Fishing Without Nets, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, All This Mayhem). FilmBuff will release PRINCE in theaters and across all major VOD platforms in North America.

FilmBuff LogoThe deal was negotiated by Sam Scupp of FilmBuff and Charlotte Mickie of Mongrel International on behalf of the filmmakers.

PRINCE will be available in North America August 14th, 2015, in select theaters and all major VOD platforms including Amazon Instant Video, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Google Play, iTunes, Sony PlayStation Store, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Vudu and Xbox Video.

 

Vice and FilmBuff To Release feature film “PRINCE”

About FILMBUFF:

FilmBuff distributes compelling video and films across all media, with a focus on the digital space. FilmBuff’s deep relationships within the creative community provide access to cutting-edge content that consistently informs, entertains and inspires audiences around the world. Connect with FilmBuff at www.FilmBuff.com and @filmbuff.

About VICE Media

VICE is a global youth media company and content creation studio. Launched in 1994 as a punk magazine, VICE now operates out of 36 countries, and has expanded into a multimedia network, including the world’s premier source for original online video, VICE.COM; an international network of digital channels; an award winning television & feature film production studio including an Emmy-Winning HBO Show, the Sundance Award winning film FISHING WITHOUT NETS and a overall film partnership with 20th Century Fox; a magazine; a record label; and a book-publishing division.

The feature production arm of VICE Media, VICE’s feature film division is a curated slate of visionary and culturally focused films blurring the lines of documentary and narrative fiction. With numerous projects in development and production, we give new and emerging talent a voice in independent film giving our audience a fresh perspective and stories they can’t get anywhere else.

About 100% Halal:

100% Halal was founded in 2010 by producers Gijs Kerbosch, Roel Oude Nijhuis and Gijs Determeijer. The focus is to create purely creative work through documentaries, fiction, commercials, photography and music videos. In 2014, they released three documentaries (selected at Hotdocs and Locarno 2014), produced two short fiction films (selected at Berlinale 2014), over 35 commercial shoots, over 100 photo shoots and have worked with clients such as ADIDAS, EA GAMES, HEINEKEN, FOX SPORTS, CONVERSE, CITIZEN and NIKE. Today, 100% Halal represents a steady group of 20 directors and photographers for commercial work (most renowned are JOHAN KRAMER, KAREN ROSETZSKY), and is surrounded by a large group of creative people, connected to people and networks all over the world.

About Mongrel International:

Mongrel International, an operating division of Mongrel Media, acquires and sells films worldwide. In keeping with the parent company’s mandate, Mongrel International focuses on the best in Canadian and world cinema. For 20 years, as a leading independent distributor, Mongrel Media has specialized in bringing carefully curated, culturally relevant and beautifully crafted films to Canadian audiences.