This project snuck up on me. I’m sure I had heard of Little White Lies some time before today — given the multitude of talent, it’s nearly impossible that I hadn’t — but a nice poster from ThePlaylist has suddenly made this one to watch out for. Actor-writer-director Guillaume Canet is behind the dramedy, which stars Marion Cotillard, recent Best Actor winner Jean Dujardin, and The Intouchables star François Cluzet.
It opened in France back in the fall of 2010, but the recent fame influx on the part of its leads has made way for a late summer limited release. The plot has earned multiple comparisons to The Big Chill, as it centers on a group of friends whose recent traumatic experience doesn’t dissuade them from taking their yearly beach trip. Over the course of their stay, however, the various falsehoods of their lives begin to crumble around them.
You can see it below:
Fox is slowly, slowly playing out their marketing game on Ang Lee‘s Life of Pi, having only screened some footage in front of Prometheus and released ten seconds of footage online. For a financial gamble that’s hitting in less than four months? It’s certainly an… interesting plan.
I guess it’s kicking into high gear soon, though, as the film’s first official poster has been released. (Yeah, not much.) This is essentially the same version of that still you’ve seen time and time again; it’s aesthetically pleasing — so I can’t complain all that loudly — though the studio really has to step things up if they hope to make this a fall hit.
Life of Pi opens on November 21st. You can see it below (via IMPAwards):
Then there’s a first look at Me and My Shadow, DreamWorks’ foray into the hybrid of CGI and hand-drawn animation. Along with this new poster, a synopsis has been put up on the film’s Facebook page (via BleedingCool):
Me & My Shadow reveals the once secret world of shadows and their human counterparts. Stan, our hero’s shadow, yearns for a more exciting life but happens to be stuck with Stanley Grubb, a timid guy with an extreme aversion to adventure. When a crime in the shadow world puts both of their lives in danger, Stan is forced to take control of Stanley. They go on a madcap adventure to investigate the crime and stop the shadow villain from leading a rebellion where shadows take over the human world. During this adventure, Stan empowers Stanley to let go of his fears and embrace life. Through their adventure, they both learn that one cannot be whole without a true friend.
Bill Hader, Kate Hudson, and Josh Gad star for director Alessandro Carloni in Me and My Shadow, which will open in the spring of 2014. Here it is:
Family adventures, animated comedies, and a 3D movie about a nude hospital work who kills chauvinistic sorts. The last of those is Nurse 3D, the eye-popping horror feature directed by Douglas Aarniokoski that stars Paz de la Huerta, Katrina Bowden, and Judd Nelson, for some reason. We had heard about the film around this time last year, but these are the first signs of life since then.
Now, BloodyDisgusting have a new, explicit poster that accomplishes two things: Gets those with little self-control into a tizzy, and reminds us all this movie exists in the first place. If you enjoy the sight of mammary glands, this is the one-sheet for you.
Here’s how the plot breaks down:
By day Abby Russell is a dedicated nurse, someone you wouldn’t hesitate to trust your life with. But by night, her real work begins…using her smoldering sexuality she lures cheating men to their brutal deaths and exposes them for who they really are. When a younger nurse starts to suspect Abby’s actions and compromises her master plan, Abby must find a way to outsmart her long enough to bring the cheater you’d least expect to justice.
Nurse 3D might open sometime this year. Take a look below:
Which poster catches your eye the most? Do any of the films seem worthwhile?
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