The Trailer For “The Last Duel” Starring Matt Damon, Jodie Comer And Ben Affleck Is Finally Here

Jodie Comer as Marguerite de Carrouges in 20th Century Studios’ THE LAST DUEL. Photo credit: Patrick Redmond. © 2021 20th Century Studios. All Rights Reserved.

20th Century Studios’ “The Last Duel, a gripping tale of betrayal and vengeance set against the brutality of 14th century France directed by visionary filmmaker and four-time Academy Award® nominee Ridley Scott (The Martian,” “Black Hawk Down,” “Gladiator,” “Thelma & Louise), opens in cinemas October 14, 2021.  

The historical epic is a cinematic and thought-provoking drama set in the midst of the Hundred Years War that explores the ubiquitous power of men, the frailty of justice, and the strength and courage of one woman willing to stand alone in the service of truth. Based on actual events, the film unravels long-held assumptions about Frances last sanctioned duel between Jean de Carrouges and Jacques Le Gris, two friends turned bitter rivals. Carrouges is a respected knight known for his bravery and skill on the battlefield. Le Gris is a Norman squire whose intelligence and eloquence make him one of the most admired nobles in court. When Carrouges wife, Marguerite, is viciously assaulted by Le Gris, a charge he denies, she refuses to stay silent, stepping forward to accuse her attacker, an act of bravery and defiance that puts her life in jeopardy. The ensuing trial by combat, a grueling duel to the death, places the fate of all three in Gods hands.

Oscar® winner Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting,” “Ford v Ferrari) is Jean de Carrouges, two-time Academy Award® nominee Adam Driver (Marriage Story,” “BlacKkKlansman) is Jacques Le Gris, Emmy® winner Jodie Comer (Killing Eve,” “Free Guy) is Marguerite de Carrouges and two-time Oscar winner Ben Affleck (Argo,” “Good Will Hunting) is Count Pierre dAlençon. The screenplay is by Oscar nominee Nicole Holofcener (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) & Ben Affleck & Matt Damon based on the book by Eric Jager. The film is produced by Ridley Scott, Kevin J. Walsh (Manchester by the Sea), Jennifer Fox (Nightcrawler), Nicole Holofcener, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck with Kevin Halloran (Ford v Ferrari), Drew Vinton (Promised Land), Madison Ainley (Justice League) serving as executive producers.

The Last Duel is based on Eric Jagers book The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal, and Trial by Combat in Medieval France, which brings the turbulent Middle Ages to life in striking detail. When etiquette, social aspirations and justice were driven by the codes of chivalry, the consequences for defying the institutions of the time  the Church, the nobility at court, a teenage king  could be severe. For a woman navigating these violent times, one who had no legal standing without the support of her husband, the stakes were even higher.

I love working with Matt, so it was an added bonus to be able to work with him and Ben as both actors and as screenwriters, along with Nicole Holofcener, and I knew it would be a great result, says director/producer Ridley Scott. I had admired the show Killing Eve and had been looking for the opportunity to present Jodie Comer with a challenging role. Her performance as Marguerite will make her one of the great actresses of her generation.

This film is an effort to retell the story of a heroic woman from history whom most people havent heard of.  We admired her bravery and resolute determination and felt this was both a story that needed to be told and one whose drama would captivate audiences the way it moved us as writers. As we further explored the story, we found so many aspects of the formal, codified patriarchy of 14th century Western Europe to still be present in vestigial ways (and in some cases almost unchanged) in todays society, says Nicole Holofcener, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. We chose to use the device of telling the story from several characters perspectives in order to examine the immutable fact that although often multiple people who experience the same event come away with differing accounts, there can only be one truth. 

Check out the trailer below courtesy of 20th Century Studios AU:

The Trailer About The Rise And Fall Of Air Studios Montserrat, The Recording Studio That Changed The World Has Just Dropped

On 1 September 2021, UNDER THE VOLCANO, the untold story about the studio that changed the world from an isolated island paradise will be available on digital release in Australia. Directed by Gracie Otto (The Last Impresario) and produced by Cody Greenwood, UNDER THE VOLCANO charts the rise and fall of AIR Studios Montserrat, the recording studio at the centre of the pop universe in the 1980s.

Built by Beatles’ producer Sir George Martin in 1979, AIR Studios Montserrat was a custom-built, state-of-the-art recording facility tucked away on a Caribbean paradise. In the shadow of an active volcano, the studio not only attracted the biggest musical talent on the planet but was the birthplace of mega-hits such as Money for Nothing and Every Breath You Take.

For a decade, AIR Montserrat formed the backdrop to monumental events in music history including the break-up of The Police, the reunion of The Rolling Stones, and the reinvigoration of Paul McCartney after the tragic murder of John Lennon. After a decade of hits, and at the peak of its popularity, the studio was destroyed when the island was hit by a series of devastating natural disasters.

Through personal accounts and backed by a blistering soundtrack, UNDER THE VOLCANO is the definitive account of Sir George Martin’s studio at the end of the world, a place that generated a perfect storm of talent, technology and isolation, ushering in music that would live on long after the last tape rolled.

UNDER THE VOLCANO is the electrifying story of a musical powerhouse and the secluded hit factory that produced some of the 70s and 80s most iconic records from the world’s most famous artists. Check out the trailer below:

Nicole Kidman Leads an All-Star Cast In The Trailer For Hulu Miniseries Nine Perfect Strangers

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Nicole Kidman is back on the small screen in Hulu miniseries Nine Perfect Strangers – and it looks very intriguing indeed.

Nine Perfect Strangers is an upcoming drama streaming television miniseries based on the 2018 novel of the same name by Liane Moriarty. The series is created by David E. Kelley and John Henry Butterworth that is supposed to be slated to be released on August 18, 2021, on Hulu.

Here’s the synopsis of the movie:

“Nine people gather at a remote health resort. Some are here to lose weight, some are here to get a reboot on life, some are here for reasons they can’t even admit to themselves. Amidst all of the luxury and pampering, the mindfulness and meditation, they know these ten days might involve some real work. But none of them could imagine just how challenging the next ten days are going to be.

Frances Welty (Melissa McCarthy), the formerly best-selling romantic novelist, arrives at Tranquillum House nursing a bad back, a broken heart, and an exquisitely painful paper cut. She’s immediately intrigued by her fellow guests. Most of them don’t look to be in need of a health resort at all. But the person that intrigues her most is the strange and charismatic owner/director of Tranquillum House, Masha (Nicole Kidman). Could this person really have the answers Frances didn’t even know she was seeking? Should Frances put aside her doubts and immerse herself in everything Tranquillum House has to offer—or should she run while she still can?

It’s not long before every guest at Tranquillum House is asking exactly the same question.”

Check out the official trailer below:

PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE…Watch Your Favourite Heroic Pups In The Brand-New Trailer!

L-R: Zuma (voiced by Shayle Simons), Rocky (voiced by Callum Shoniker), Skye (voiced by Lilly Bartlam), Chase (voiced by Iain Armitage), Marshall (voiced by Kingsley Marshall), and Rubble (voiced by Keegan Hedley) in PAW PATROL: THE MOVIE from Paramount Pictures. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Spin Master.

 

Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, and Spin Master Entertainment Present

A Spin Master Entertainment Production.

Directed by: Cal Brunker

Screenplay by: Billy Frolick and Cal Brunker & Bob Barlen

Story by: Billy Frolick

Based on the television series created by Keith Chapman

Produced by: Jennifer Dodge, p.g.a.

Executive Producers: Ronnen Harary, Adam Beder, and Peter Schlessel

VOICE CAST:

Iain Armitage, Marsai Martin, Ron Pardo, Yara Shahidi, Kim Kardashian West, Randall Park, Dax Shepard with Tyler Perry and Jimmy Kimmel introducing Will Brisbin

SYNOPSIS:

The PAW Patrol is on a roll! When their biggest rival, Humdinger, becomes Mayor of nearby Adventure City and starts wreaking havoc, Ryder and everyone’s favourite heroic pups kick into high gear to face the challenge head-onf. While one pup must face his past in Adventure City, the team finds help from a new ally, the savvy dachshund Liberty. Together, armed with exciting new gadgets and gear, the PAW Patrol fights to save the citizens of Adventure City! Joining the PAW Patrol in their thrilling first big-screen adventure are members from the original series’ cast along with Iain Armitage, Marsai Martin, Yara Shahidi, Kim Kardashian West, Randall Park, Dax Shepard, with Tyler Perry and Jimmy Kimmel and introducing Will Brisbin.

The Verdict On Tenet: Is It Worth Your Time And Money??

Rating: 1/5 Stars

COVID-19 is still as inescapable and mortifying now as it was when we first heard of its lethal side effects and overwhelming quarantine procedures. It halted and crippled everyone’s way of life and every facet of businesses, companies, and the future of those organizations. Movies have been one of the trickiest snags for the world to untangle with nearly every major movie company delaying their films release dates or even their films completion well into next year. Christopher Nolan bravely fought for cinemas to open up and claimed that his latest cerebral sci-fi blockbuster, “Tenet,” was powerful enough to get scared viewers out of their homes and back into theaters and that it could save and stabilize the movie industry sufficiently.

And what was the end result? Well, much like “Tenet” itself, it’s hard to explain. In a twilight world of international espionage, an unnamed CIA operative, known as The Protagonist (John David Washington), is recruited by a mysterious organization called Tenet to participate in a global assignment that unfolds beyond real-time. The mission: prevent Andrei Sator (Kenneth Branagh), a renegade Russian oligarch with precognition abilities, from starting World War III. The Protagonist will soon master the art of “time inversion” as a way of countering the threat that is to come by turning back and accelerating forward time itself to see what has to be done and how to do it before it’s too late.

Directors are known for having trademark details; little things they do in each of their films that act as their signatures or using the same actors over and over again. Christopher Nolan is known to be a talented filmmaker (The Dark Knight Trilogy) but while many of his films exceed technical limitations and scope, he’s also known for duplicating a most unfortunate formula: grand-scale films with poor representation of women, paper-thin characters, and zero personality or humor to speak of and these flaws are painfully obvious in every film he’s done: from “The Prestige,” “Interstellar,” to even his biggest cinematic success story, “Inception.” With the implied promise of “Tenet” being the one film to bring people back into theaters, it’s frustratingly disappointing to see the film suffer from all Nolan’s aforementioned flaws and then some. “Tenet” is Nolan at his worst when he thinks he is being at his best.

Time travel films or films having anything to do with time travel in some capacity are often called confusing and hard to follow. “Tenet” is no different. This concept of time inversion makes time manipulation infinitely more confusing than it already was. Much like “Inception,” 98% of “Tenet’s” dialog serves to explain all the rules and mechanics of this new system, only this time it fails to clarify anything at every possible moment. The dialog and time mechanics are as lifeless and sterile as the hollowed husks that spout the dribble so commonly; they assume like everyone already knows what they’re saying or that everyone talks this way in real life everyday situations.  I barely had any idea what was happening and worst of all, I didn’t care if I did understand because I didn’t care about anyone or anything in this film.

The Protagonist feels as non-descriptive and generic as his pretentious name. We never get any sense or reason why he does what he does, who he is, or how he even counts as an actual person. The film nearly clocks in at 3 hours and everyone is devoid of a recognizable personality or sense of likability. It’s all spent explaining how time inversion works and you STILL don’t ever get a solid grip on the concept anyway. Sure, it allows for some inventive looking action sequences and unique combat maneuvers but even those become snore inducing once you realize there’s still another 45 minutes left to trudge through. There’s not a speck of soul in this film, not an ounce of humanity or sanity that feels real…that is until we get to the sole piece of gold in this mountain of dirt and grime: Kenneth Branagh.

Branagh is a rage binging monster of a person and our primary villain for this film and he, thankfully, owns this role with flawless perfection. For violence fueled mad man, he’s the only person in this film who talks like a normal person and feels like a believable human being. He dominates every scene he’s in and energizes the script’s lifeless dialog to the point you feel like he doesn’t belong here, that he came from and needs to go back to a much better film. Overall, “Tenet” failed to save the movie industry the same way Branagh failed to carry this movie on his own (even though he wasn’t supposed to). Outside of Branagh’s stellar performance and a few flashy neat sequences, “Tenet” is a stiff, drifting piece of plywood and every scripted page and lifeless character is dragging it deeper and deeper down into the water where it needs to stay and sink so it can never bore or confuse another person ever again.

Emmys 2020 Amazingly Sets New Record For Most Wins By Black Actors

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The 2020 Emmys just created history by setting a new record for the most wins by black actors.

According to Variety, 7 black artists won awards in a number of major categories last night, which pretty much beats the record 2 years ago for the most wins by black actors. This year, Television Academy reports that 34.3% of all nominees were black and nine of the 18 acting awards given out at the 2020 Emmys went to black actors, which is a massive spike from last year’s numbers. Last year, according to Variety, just 11.1% of winning actors were black.

Eddie Murphy, Maya Rudolph, and Ron Cephas Jones received awards during Saturday’s event – Murphy and Rudolph won their Emmys for their December 2019 performance in the same episode of Saturday Night Live, and Jasmine Cephas Jones won the short form acting award for Quibi’s #FreeRayShawn alongside Laurence Fishburne.

Regina King, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Uzo Aduba, and Zendaya all received awards as well with Zendaya winning lead drama actress for HBO’s Euphoria – at 24, Zendaya became the youngest ever actor to win the best lead actress in a drama series award so that’s another achievement to be celebrated!

Congratulations to Eddie Murphy, Maya Rudolph, Cephas Jones, Regina King, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Uzo Aduba, and Zendaya – well done on your amazing achievements!

 

5 True To Life Movies That Actually Blew Our Minds

It has been a long time since we watched some of the most incredible real-life stories put on film and after going through a lot of effort on finding only 5 of the best may seem to be unfair. The movies listed below are just some of the most amazing movies that we have seen a couple of years ago. Nonetheless, these movies which are based on a real situation touched our hearts, inspired us, and even shocked us.

Braveheart

The story of William Wallas plays an important role in our history and whether we like it or not, the movie Braveheart, played by Mel Gibson was a total hit! The movie itself has the best crew and played perfectly for their roles including the setting and locations. During this revolution, Wallas recruited nomads and those who oppose the situation based on the governance in Scotland. The story covered his life starting at a very young age where his father died and was adopted by his uncle.

A famous quote from the movie is “they may take our lives but they will never take our freedom!”

Schindler’s list

Schindler’s List is a famous movie that was based on a true event focusing on a German businessman who was trying to survive and make his fortune during World War II. Oskar Schindler experienced devastating occurrences but ended up saving 1100 Jews. This story had indeed touched our hearts as the movie shows the grief that they felt during the war including the struggle to survive.

Pearl Harbor

This amazing movie was based on an event that transpired in December of 1941 where the Japanese launched a surprise attack that devastated and killed more than 2400 soldiers including 21 ships on the U.S. Naval Base in Hawaii. However, the movie does not focus on the war alone but also on the love story of a man and a woman and their cross relationship with his best friend. Rafe and Danny are both pilots but uneventful things happen when Rafe got an opportunity to go to the British Air Corps.

The Pursuit of Happyness

One of the most inspiring movies in 2006 was Pursuit of Happyness that was played by Will Smith and his son Jaden. The movie shows a homeless father and son for almost a year and is working as a medical representative until Chris Gardner (Will) exhibits his intelligence on the job application corporation that earned him his fortune little by little. He entered the world of stock marketing which at the end made his and his son’s life back on track.

Saving Private Ryan

The movie that Tom Hanks stars is actually based on a real story of the Niland Brothers but was revised by producer Steven Spielberg. The story was set on the Second World War where a mission was set to find and rescue Private Ryan who was in fact the last survivor of their family of four brothers who participated in the D-Day landings. The real name of the brother that survived is Fritz Niland.

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Chadwick Boseman, “Black Panther” Star, Has Died Of Cancer At 43

Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played the iconic Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, has just died of cancer aged 43.

According to ABC, Boseman’s publicist Nicki Fioravante confirmed that he died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side.

According to his family, Boseman was diagnosed with colon cancer four years ago. They posted a heartbreaking message via Boseman’s Instagram account and here’s what they said:

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.⁣

“Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. ⁣

“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. ⁣

“It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. ⁣

“He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣

“The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.” ⁣

Originally born in South Carolina, Boseman initially had small roles in television until his impressive portrayal of baseball star Robinson opposite Harrison Ford in the biopic 42 back in 2013 made him a bonafide star. But his most memorable role was his performance as T’Challa aka Black Panther, king of the kingdom of Wakanda.

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Chadwick Boseman and his family.

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It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.⁣ ⁣ Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV. ⁣ ⁣ A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. ⁣ ⁣ It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. ⁣ ⁣ He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side. ⁣ ⁣ The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time. ⁣ ⁣ Photo Credit: @samjonespictures

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Full List Of Renewed Netflix Shows Of 2020

While cancellations are unavoidable, the upside is hearing which of your favorite shows that got the thumbs up for renewal. Whether it’s a continuation after a string of stellar seasons getting a new one, or a new series lucky enough to earn a new season after its first season; here are all the TV shows Netflix was generous enough to renew:

  1. Russian Doll, Season 2
  2. Lucifer, Season 5 (final season)
  3. On My Block, Season 3
  4. After Life, Season 3
  5. The Umbrella Academy, Season 2
  6. Sex Education, Season 3
  7. F Is for Family, Season 4
  8. Grace and Frankie, Seasons 6 & 7 (final season)
  9. The Crown, Season 4
  10. Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Seasons 3 & 4
  11. The Ranch, Season 4
  12. Narcos: Mexico, Season 2
  13. Ozark, Season 3
  14. Ugly Delicious, Season 2
  15. Altered Carbon, Season 2
  16. Dead to Me, Season 2
  17. The Society, Season 2
  18. Trinkets, Season 2 (final season)
  19. Iglesias, Season 2
  20. Family Reunion, Season 2
  21. GLOW, Season 4 (final season)
  22. Dear White People, Season 4 (final season)
  23. Another Life, Season 2
  24. The Witcher, Season 2
  25. Raising Dion, Season 2
  26. You, Season 3
  27. Atypical, Season 4 (final season)
  28. Lost in Space, Season 3 (final season)

10 New Awesome Netflix Cinematic And TV Treats To Binge This Weekend

With every month, new content comes and new content goes but let’s not focus on the bad news shall we? We have plenty of that going around these days. It’s always a fun surprise to see what new content is shuffling on each month and with everyone being indoors longer and watching even more streaming content, here are the top 10 best new cinematic and television treats that have been recently added to Netflix; just waiting for you to binge them:

1. A Whisker Away: A new anime film that features everything the world loves: colorful animation, whimsical fantasy for audiences of all ages, and cute cats.

2. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm: this animated cult classic film depicts Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill in a feature length film based off the highly popular “Batman the animated series.”

3. Spaceballs: a Mel Brooks classic comedy parodying Star Wars is back to bring back some golden perfect comedy for your viewing pleasure.

4. Unsolved Mysteries: a new NETFLIX documentary series based on the classic TV series to uncover new mysteries for a modern age.

5. Warrior Nun: a new NETFLIX original movie that is as ridiculous and wildly bizarre as the title sounds. It’s exactly what it sounds like.

6. JU-ON Origins: this new NETFLIX series is based on the original Japanese horror film/American remake film; detailing the origins of this iconic haunted house/figure.

7. The Twelve: this NETFLIX series follows Twelve ordinary people called for jury duty for a murder case in which a woman stands trial for killing her own blood.

8. The Old Guard: a NETFLIX film starring Charlize Theron and Chiwetel Ejiofor, two warriors in a team of immortals who discover a new immortal threatens their existence.

9. The Business of Drugs: a NETFLIX documentary series detailing the business, operations, and overall functional impact of drugs in society.

10. Down to Earth with Zac Efron: a new NETFLIX travel show where actor Zac Efron journeys around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien in search of healthy, sustainable ways to live.