Relax: The Official Teaser Trailer for Zoolander 2 is Here!

Zoolander2_Feature(PCM) Derek Zoolander is tackling some big issues and asking the real questions in the new teaser trailer for Zoolander 2, debuting in theaters this past weekend before showings of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

Paramount Pictures uploaded the two-minute teaser to Youtube on Sunday, premiering the first official look at the Zoolander sequel, opening in theaters almost 15 years after Derek Zoolander’s signature look, Blue Steel, changed the game in 2001.

The teaser takes us on a trip through the history of the universe before asking the big questions, like: “Why are we here?” and “Is there intelligent life beyond our galaxy?”

Male supermodel Derek Zoolander then strikes his best poses on the screen, asking the most important question of all while Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s “Relax” plays in the background: “If God exists, why did he make ugly people?”

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are both reprising their roles as male supermodels for Zoolander 2 with Christine Taylor returning as the fashion-critical reporter Matilda. Will Ferrell is also reprising his role as the hilariously villainous fashion designer Mugatu.

Penelope Cruz will also star in the film, with Kristen Wiig, Billy Zane, Kim Kardashian, Fred Armisen, Justin Bieber, Kanye West, Anna Wintour, Jonah Hill, Cara Delevingne, and Naomi Campbell all making appearances in Zoolander 2.

Ben Stiller is directing Zoolander 2, in theaters nationwide February 12, 2016, from the script by Justin Theroux (Tropic Thunder, Iron Man 2). Visit Facebook for more info!

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RIP Lynn Anderson: Award-Winning Country Music Singer Dies at 67

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(PCM) Lynn Anderson, the first female country musician to headline and sellout Madison Square Garden, died on Thursday, July 30, 2015 of a heart attack.

Anderson’s publicist, Mark Logsdon, told CNN that the singer had been admitted to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville and was receiving treatment for pneumonia when she suffered her fatal heart attack.

Lynn Anderson was one of the most popular country music stars of the 1970s, gaining worldwide fame after the major success of her crossover hit “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden” in 1970.

Born on September 26, 1947 in Grand Forks, North Dakota to country music songwriters Casey and Liz Anderson, Lynn first found success in horse shows in California, winning numerous titles and ribbons, including 16 national champions, 8 world championships, and several celebrity championships.

Lynn Anderson released her debut single “For Better or for Worse” in 1966 to little airplay before releasing “Ride, Ride, Ride” in 1967, landing on the Country Top 40 in 1967. That same year, Anderson released “If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away)”, which reached the Top 5 on the Country charts.

Lynn Anderson continued to release a string of hits into the late ’60s and early 70’s and appeared regularly on The Lawrence Welk Show. The singer’s biggest hit, “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden”, a song by singer-songwriter Joe South, reached No. 1 on the Billboard country chart and No. 3 on the Billboard pop chart.

Anderson almost didn’t get a chance to record the classic; her producer-husband believed that a man ought to sing the song, but fortunately, Columbia executive Clive Davis made the executive decision to have Anderson record and release the single.

Due to the song’s global success and crossover appeal, Anderson continued to have a fulfilling career, releasing hits into the late ’70s and appearing on numerous television shows.

Lynn Anderson released her last album, Bridges, on June 9, 2015. She is survived by her father, Casey Anderson, her partner, Mentor Williams, her three children, and four grandchildren.

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Johnny Depp is in Too Deep in the Latest Trailer for Black Mass

BlackMass_Poster(PCM) The third official trailer for Black Mass debuted today, revealing new footage of Johnny Depp in-action and nearly unrecognizable as James “Whitey” Bulger, one of America’s most notorious criminals.

Yelawolf’s pounding “Till It’s Gone” provides the soundtrack to the third trailer for Black Mass, where we get to see Johnny Depp completely embody “Whitey” Bulger with his balding hair, icy blue eyes, and cold, cold demeanor as he navigates the Boston organized crime scene, rising to the top as a kingpin and the FBI’s second Most Wanted Man behind Osama bin Laden. Watch the new trailer below!

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.

Directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace) from the screenplay by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth (Edge of Tomorrow), Black Mass is based on the book, Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob written by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill.

Starring alongside Johnny Depp are Adam Scott, Sienna Miller, Kevin Bacon, Juno Temple, Joel Edgerton, Rory Cochrane, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Dakota Johnson, and Corey Stoll.

Black Mass opens in theaters nationwide starting September 18, 2015. Visit BlackMasstheMovie.com for more info!

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Hungry, Thirsty, and Trapped 200 Stories Beneath the Earth: The First Trailer for The 33

The33_poster(PCM) Alcon Entertainment and Phoenix Pictures released the first trailer for The 33, director Patricia Riggen’s drama based on the incredible true story of the 33 mine workers who were trapped 200 stories below the ground for more than two months in 2010 after an explosion in their Chilean mine cut them off from the outside world.

Relying on the performances of Antonia Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, and the film’s other leads to engage audiences in the exhaustively-covered and globally-publicized accident, the first trailer for The 33 captures the drama, suspense, and international fervor that took over the world in the 69 days those 33 miners were trapped.

Starring Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient), James Brolin, and Lou Diamond Phillips, Bob Gunton, and Gabriel Byrne, The 33 is story of resilience, personal transformation and triumph of the human spirit, the film takes us to the Earth’s darkest depths, revealing the psyches of the men trapped in the mine, and depicting the courage of both the miners and their families who refused to give up.

In 2010, the eyes of the world turned to Chile, where 33 miners had been buried alive by the catastrophic explosion and collapse of a 100-year-old gold and copper mine. Over the next 69 days, an international team worked night and day in a desperate attempt to rescue the trapped men as their families and friends, as well as millions of people globally, waited and watched anxiously for any sign of hope. But 200 stories beneath the surface, in the suffocating heat and with tensions rising, provisions—and time—were quickly running out.

Based on the gripping true story of survival—and filmed with the cooperation of the miners, their families and their rescuers—The 33 reveals the never-before-seen actual events that unfolded, above and below ground, which became nothing less than a worldwide phenomenon.

Patricia Riggen directed The 33 from a screenplay by Mikko Alanne, Oscar nominee Craig Borten (Dallas Buyers Club) and Michael Thomas, based on the screen story by Jose Rivera and the book Deep Down Dark by Hector Tobar. The film was produced by Oscar nominee Mike Medavoy (Black Swan), Robert Katz and Edward McGurn.

The 33 is slated to open on November 13, 2015 in theaters nationwide.

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Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie Channel Kanye West in the Red Band Trailer for The Night Before

TheNightBefore_Poster(PCM) Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Anthony Mackie update the cliched duet-on-the-giant-FAO-Schwartz-piano movie scene, busting out Kanye West’s “Blame Game” instead of the classic “Heart and Soul” in the Red Band trailer for The Night Before, a comedy from Jonathan Levine starring the three actors as best friends determined to make the most out of the last night of a decade-long tradition.

The hilarious Red Band trailer introduces Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen) and Chris (Anthony Mackie), best friends since childhood who have been celebrating Christmas Eve with each other for the past 14 years since the death of Ethan’s parents.

With Chris’s fame ever-increasing and Isaac expecting a baby, the three best friends decide to celebrate Christmas Eve together for the last time, calling an end to their annual tradition and making a commitment to go big for their last hurrah by setting out to find the Nutcracka Ball, described as “the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.”

The night quickly becomes much more than the friends could’ve planned on, especially after Isaac’s mix of shrooms and cocaine doesn’t go as well as planned.

Directed by Jonathan Levine (Warm Bodies, 50/50), The Night Before comes from the screenplay by Levine, Evan Goldberg (This is the End, The Interview), Kyle Hunter (Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, Sausage Party), and Ariel Shaffir (Comedy Central Roast of James Franco, Sausage Party), and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, Lizzy Caplan, Jillian Bell, Michael Shannon, and Mindy Kaling.

Watch the Red Band (18+) trailer for The Night Before, opening in theaters nationwide November 25, below.

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Elisabeth Moss Needs a Vacation from Her Vacation in the Trailer for Queen of Earth

QueenofEarth_2(PCM) Indie films about remote vacation spots tucked away from the distractions of city life tend to explore the dark side of human nature, and if the trailer for IFC Films’ Queen of Earth is any indication, writer-director Alex Ross Perry’s latest drama does not deviate from the trend.

The first U.S. trailer for Queen of Earth, released this past weekend, is edited in the style of a 1970’s horror trailer, deep, gravelly-voiced serious-sounding narrator included.

The trailer introduces us to Catherine, played by Elisabeth Moss as we’ve “never seen her before,” and her best friend Virginia (Katherine Waterston), as the two escape the city for a relaxing weekend in a cabin in the forest. The trailer quickly dissolves into what looks like a nightmare of a vacation as Catherine is overcome either by her own mental anguish and paranoia or by the people around her.

The second of writer-director Alex Ross Perry’s (The Color Wheel, Listen Up, Philip) films to star Elisabeth Moss, Queen of Earth is already sporting a very solid rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and has been making waves in the film festival circuit.

Calum Marsh of the Village Voice praised Queen of Earth in his review, writing: “This is vigorous, frightening, electrifying stuff. Even minor Perry outclasses most contemporary majors.”

Watch the first U.S. trailer for Queen of Earth below, after the official synopsis.

Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist whose affairs she managed, has recently died, and on the heels of his death she’s dumped by her boyfriend James (Kentucker Audley). Looking to recuperate, Catherine heads out to her best friend Virginia’s (Katherine Waterston) lake house for some much needed relaxation.

However, once Catherine arrives relaxation proves impossible to find, as she is overcome with memories of time spent at the same house with James the year before. As Catherine reaches out to Virginia with attempts at connection, Virginia begins spending increasing amounts of time with a local love interest, Rich (Patrick Fugit), and fissures in the relationship between the two women begin to appear, sending Catherine into a downward spiral of delusion and madness.

A bracing, eerie look at the deep bonds of friendship and the horrific effects of such bonds being frayed, Queen of Earth is a thrilling examination of a deeply complex relationship between two miserable women.

Queen of Earth opens in theaters nationwide August 26, 2015.

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