Emily Fox Edition: Bits & Pieces – Apple TV+ today unveiled the trailer for “The New Look,” a new, gripping historical drama series from Todd A. Kessler, starring Emmy Award winner Ben Mendelsohn as ‘Christian Dior’ and Academy Award winner Juliette Binoche as ‘Coco Chanel.’ Inspired by true events and filmed exclusively in Paris, “The New Look” centers on fashion designers Christian Dior, Coco Chanel and their contemporaries as they navigated the horrors of World War II and launched modern fashion. The 10-episode drama series will make its global debut with the first three episodes on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 on Apple TV+, followed by one episode every Wednesday through April 3.
From Academy Award nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay, ORIGIN explores the mystery of history, the wonders of romance, and a fight for our future. While investigating the global phenomenon of caste and its dark influence on society, a journalist faces unfathomable personal loss and uncovers the beauty of human resilience.
MUBI, the global distributor, streaming service and production company is pleased to announce the theatrical release date for Wim Wenders’ heartwarmingly tender character study Perfect Daysstarring Koji Yakusho, whose breathtaking performance saw him win Best Actor at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Selected as Japan’s official Best International Feature Film entry to the 96th Academy Awards®, the film will be released in cinemas in the UK and Ireland on23 February 2024.
In the enormously poignant follow-up to her international breakthrough film, The Chambermaid, director Lila Avilés nestles in with one family over the course of a single, meaningful day. Tótem is told largely from the perspective of 7-year-old Sol (the marvelously naturalistic Naíma Sentíes), as her mother (Montserrat Marañón) and extended relatives prepare for the birthday party of the girl’s father (Mateo Garcia). As the hours wear on, building to an event both anticipated and dreaded, the fragile bonds and unsure future of the family become ever clearer. Avilés confirms her formidable skill at expressing the subtlest contours of her characters’ inner lives in this emotionally expansive and affecting drama.
When three childhood best friends pull a prank gone wrong, they invent the imaginary Ricky Stanicky to get them out of trouble! Twenty years after creating this ‘friend,’ Dean, JT, and Wes (Zac Efron, Andrew Santino, and Jermaine Fowler) still use the nonexistent Ricky as a handy alibi for their immature behavior. When their spouses and partners get suspicious and demand to finally meet the fabled Mr. Stanicky, the guilty trio decide to hire washed-up actor and raunchy celebrity impersonator “Rock Hard” Rod (John Cena) to bring him to life. But when Rod takes his role of a lifetime too far, they begin to wish they’d never invented Ricky in the first place. From director Peter Farrelly and featuring additional cast members including William H. Macy, Lex Scott Davis, and Anja Savcic.
MONSTER is directed by celebrated Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (After The Storm, Shoplifters, Broker), and features incredible performances from Sakura Ando (Shoplifters, Godzilla: Minus One), and Sōya Kurokawa and Hinata Hiiragi in their debut film roles. The film also boasts a moving score by the late, legendary Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Apple TV+ today unveiled the trailer for “Constellation,” an upcoming eight-part conspiracy-based psychological thriller drama series starring Noomi Rapace (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “You Won’t Be Alone,” “Lamb,” “What Happened to Monday”) and Emmy Award nominee Jonathan Banks (“Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul”). The action-packed space adventure will premiere globally on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 with the first three episodes, followed by one episode weekly, every Wednesday through March 27 on Apple TV+.
ONE FROM THE HEART is a romantic comedy, a break-up story told through music and set amidst the neon glitter of Las Vegas on a Fourth of July weekend. The film’s influence can still be seen widely in cinema today – its visual style being a recurring theme throughout the work of Baz Luhrmann, who discusses his love for the film in a new interview featured on the Home Entertainment release. Damian Chazelle’s La La Land, too,is not only a spiritual follow up to the film but was also shot on the very same studio lot as ONE FROM THE HEART.
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