Category Archives: Biography

THE DIG (2021): New Trailer From Carey Mulligan, Lily James, Ralph Fiennes, Johnny Flynn…

The Dig (2021), Ralph Fiennes
The Dig (2021), Ralph Fiennes

In new drama/biography The Dig, Carey Mulligan is a wealthy widow who hires an amateur archaeologist (Ralph Fiennes) to excavate the burial mounds on her estate, when they make a historic discovery, all while WWII is looming.

Directed by Simon Stone; additional key cast includes Lily James and Johnny Flynn.

I’m not particularly into archeology but the cast is good; James (My favourite Cinderella (2015) and Mulligan who’s simply great in everything.

Ken Stott, Ben Chaplin, Monica Dolan, Arsher Ali, Joe Hurst, Chris Wilson, Eileen Davies, Grant Crookes, Jane Fowler, James Dryden and Ellie Piercy also star.

The Dig Release Dates: January 29th, 2021 (US), Netflix…

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SELENA – THE SERIES (2020): New Trailer From Jesse Posey, Madison Taylor Baez, Christian Serratos…

Selena - The Series (2020), Christian Marie Serratos, Netflix
Selena – The Series (2020), Christian Marie Serratos, Netflix

Selena – The Series is a new Netflix music/biography about the late Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla-Pérez an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress, and fashion designer.

Starring Christian Marie Serratos, Madison Taylor Baez and Jesse Posey; we’ll be taken back to the beginning as Selena’s dreams come true, and her family makes life-changing choices on the singer’s journey to success.

Even though I’m not familiar with her music, I’m interested because I know that Quintanilla was a huge inspiration for the likes of Jennifer Lopez and several other music artists. There’s also the fact that her story is unbearably tragic.

Carlos Alfredo Jr., Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemi Gonzalez, Seidy Lopez, Julio Macias, Juan Martinez, Hunter Reese Peña and David Fernandez Jr. also star.

Selena – The Series Release Dates: December 4th, 2020 (US)…

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MANK (2020): New Trailer Starring Gary Oldman, Lily Collins, Amanda Seyfried, Tuppence Middleton…

Mank (2020), Gary Oldman, Netflix
Mank (2020), Gary Oldman, Netflix

Mank is the latest drama/biography from Gone Girl (2014) director David Fincher.

Starring Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins and Tuppence Middleton; Fincher’s film is the story of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz; particularly his tumultuous development of Orson Welles’ iconic masterpiece Citizen Kane (1941).

Anyone else reminded of Oldman’s great work as a drunk in Friends, season 7 episodes 23 and 24?

This should be interesting because the cast is great, the cinematography looks promising, even with the absence of colour. An absence I hope not to feel too greatly .

Lastly, perhaps I’ll finally get to watch Citizen Kane (1941), probably best to do that before this movie is released.

Tom Burke, Tom Pelphrey, Charles Dance, Leven Rambin, Arliss Howard, Joseph Cross, Elvy, Jamie McShane, Toby Leonard Moore, Sam Troughton and Adam Shapiro also star.

Mank Release Dates: December 4th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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THE GLORIAS (2020): New Trailer For Gloria Steinem Biography Starring Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Janelle Monáe, Bette Midler…

The Glorias (2020), Alicia Vikander, Julianne Moore, RoadsideFlix

From director  Julie Taymor, The Glorias is a new biography that covers the story of feminist icon Gloria Steinem’s itinerant childhood’s influence on her life. Especially as a writer, activist and organizer for women’s rights worldwide.

Key cast includes Julianne Moore, Alicia Vikander, Janelle Monáe, Bette Midler…

I’m curious about this one because it’s always great to learn about humans who helped changed the world in positive ways. It also helps that the cast is good.

Also, maybe because the last few weeks saw the release of some truly epic trailers but I wish that this trailer edit had me more excited than it does.

Lulu Wilson, Timothy Hutton, Mo Brings Plenty, Myles Evans, Lorraine Toussaint, Kimberly Guerrero, Ryan Kiera Armstrong, David Shae and Allie McCulloch also star.

The Glorias Release Dates: September 30th, 2020 (US)…

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JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH (2021): Great New Trailer Starring Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons…

Judas and The Black Messiah (2020), Daniel Kaluuya, Warner Bros. Pictures
Judas and The Black Messiah (2020), Daniel Kaluuya, Warner Bros. Pictures

Judas and the Black Messiah tells the story of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois Black Panther Party, and his fateful betrayal by FBI informant William O’Neal.

Co directed by Ryan Coogler and Shaka King this very promising movie stars Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield and Jesse Plemons.

It’s official, this is my favourite week of movie trailer releases in 2020. First we had Ratched (2020) a couple of days ago and now this. I’ve already watched this trailer countless times and I cannot wait to see what looks like a superb performance from Kaluuya and Stanfield. Two brilliant actors I last saw together in Jordan Peele’s massive hit, Get Out (2017).

This is the kind of movie that I imagine will be really great to see in a movie theatre.

Martin Sheen, Ashton Sanders, Lil Rel Howery, Algee Smith, Jermaine Fowler, Robert Longstreet, Dominique Fishback, Nick Fink and Darrell Britt-Gibson also star.

Judas and The Black Messiah Release Dates: February 12th, 2021, (US); February 26th, 2021 (UK)…

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TESLA (2020): New Trailer From Ethan Hawke, Eve Hewson, Kyle MacLachlan, Hannah Gross

Tesla (2020), Eve Hewson, Ethan Hawke, IFC Films
Tesla (2020), Eve Hewson, Ethan Hawke, IFC Films

Starring Ethan Hawke and Eve Hewson, visionary inventor Nikola Tesla is the subject of Tesla, director Michael Almereyda’s new drama/biography. Particularly Tesla’s interactions with Thomas Edison, J.P. Morgan’s daughter Anne, and Tesla’s breakthroughs in transmitting electrical power and light.

Additional key cast includes Kyle MacLachlan, Hanna Gross and Josh Hamilton.

Ethan Hawke, this cool trailer edit and the greatness of Tesla himself are the reason I’m interested. It also helps that Almereyda’s film looks like no biography I’ve ever seen.

Lois Smith, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Jim Gaffigan, Lucy Walters, James Urbaniak, Ian Lithgow, Donnie Keshawarz and Janelle Feigley also star.

Tesla Release Dates: August 21st, 2020 (US)…

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RESPECT (2020): New Trailer From Jennifer Hudson, Tate Donovan, Marlon Wayans…

Respect (2020), Marlon Wayans, Jennifer Hudson, MGM
Respect (2020), Marlon Wayans, Jennifer Hudson, MGM

The latest trailer for Respect, a Liesl Tommy directed Aretha Franklin biography starring Jennifer Hudson, Marlon Wayans and Forest Whitaker has finally arrived.

Besides the music and Hudson’s acting talents, I’m most looking forward to watching Franklin coming into her power.

Also, hopefully the way her most iconic song ‘Respect’ came to to be is captured in a way that’s as moving as what Rocketman (2019) did for my favourite Elton John single,’Your Song’

Lodric D. Collins, Tituss Burgess, Victoria Paige Watkins, Joshua Mikel, Marc Maron, Jamaal Burcher and Saycon Sengbloh also star.

Respect Release Dates: August 13th, 2021 (US & UK)…

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SHIRLEY (2020): New Trailer From Elisabeth Moss, Logan Lerman, Michael Stuhlbarg, Odessa Young…

Shirley (2020), Elisabeth Moss, Neon
Shirley (2020), Elisabeth Moss, Neon

Shirley is a new biography / thriller about renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson.

Starring Elisabeth Moss, Michael Stuhlbarg and Logan Lerman, the story centres around the source of inspiration for Jackson’s next book; a young couple that Jackson and her husband invite into their home.

Directed by Josephine Decker; additional key cast includes Odessa Young and Steve Vinovich.

I’m watching because it’s Moss, Lerman, plus it’s a biography so I’m definitely expecting the truth to be stranger than fiction.

Ryan Spahn, Molly Fahey, Adelind Horan, Emily Decker, Ava Langford, Edward O’Blenis and Thomas Racek also star.

Shirley Release Dates: June 5th, 2020 (US)…

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