Tuesday, 27 December 2016

'Passengers' Film Review

Due to a malfunction, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) and Aurora Lane (Jennifer Lawrence) are two passengers on a spacecraft travelling to a distant colony planet, who awaken from cryogenic sleep 90 years too early. 

With no method of returning into their hibernation pods, the two must come to terms with living the rest of their life on board the space craft, and with each other. As the ship continues to malfunction, the two attempts to find the source; but Jim's terrible secret threatens to tear the two apart.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

'Blade Runner 2049' Film Trailer Preview

The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel has been released.

Produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), the trailer sees Ryan Gosling's character officer K encounter Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford). Not much more is revealed just yet, but is definitely one to look out for in the coming weeks!

'Blade Runner 2049' will be released in 2017. Check out the trailer below:

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

'Dunkirk' Film Trailer Preview

Christopher Nolan is one of the most ambitious directors of our time and his latest project 'Dunkirk' is definitely one to watch out for in 2017.

Exploring the war genre, 'Dunkirk' looks to be a visually breathtaking account of World War II, starring Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh and Harry Styles.

'Dunkirk' opens in cinemas next July. Check out the trailer below:

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

'The OA' Series Trailer Preview

When Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij work together (The East, Sound of My Voice), you know something interesting is abrew.

The trailer to the upcoming mysterious Netflix Series 'The OA', gives us a tease of the mystery surrounding the disappearance and return of Marling's character, Prairie, and looks to be visually stimulating, with a sensory aesthetic, dealing with dreams of identity and dream.

The OA premieres this Friday. Check out the trailer below:

Friday, 9 December 2016

Taylor Swift and Zayn Malik 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' New Single

It might not be a new album, but it would not be right for 2016 to end without new music from pop sensation Taylor Swift, given her usual release schedule of an album every 2 years. It has been two years since her record breaking release of 1989.

'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' is a duet with Zayn Malik for the Fifty Shades Darker Soundtrack, and has already topped the Itunes Chart. Let's hope this is a precursor for more Swift music in 2017!

Check out the new single below:

'Spider Man: Homecoming' Film Trailer Preview

The first full length trailer for the upcoming Spider Man reboot starring Tom Holland has been released.

After the events of 'Captain America: Civil War', a young Spider Man has to adapt to his new identity amidst the struggles of high school life. The film also sees the return of Jon Favreau to the MCU, Marisa Tomei, Michael Keaton and Zendaya.

Spider Man Homecoming will be out July 2017. Check out the trailer below:

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

'The Circle' Film Trailer Preview

The first trailer to the social media thriller based on the book by Dave Eggers has been released.

Starring Tom Hanks and Emma Watson, The Circle is set in the present future, within a leading internet company, where everything about someone is known. The issues of privacy, memory, knowledge and identity begins to unravel and leads to devastating circumstances.

The film will be released in April 2017. Check out the trailer below:

Monday, 5 December 2016

'The Mummy' Film Trailer Preview

The first trailer for the upcoming reboot of 'The Mummy' starring Tom Cruise and Russell Crowe has been released.

The film sees the unearthing on an ancient princess who awakens to wreak havoc on earth, in places such as London and the Middle East. Whether this has any referential ties to the previous film remains to be seen, but regardless, appears to be an entertaining popcorn movie.

The film will premiere in June 2017. Check out the trailer below:

Thursday, 17 November 2016

'Arrival' Film Review

From the director of 'Prisoners', 'Enemy' and 'Sicario' comes the critically acclaimed sci-fi 'Arrival'. If we thought Villenneuve couldn't get any better, we were wrong.

12 mysterious spacecrafts land across the world, with each nation attempting to understand what they are, why they have come and what they want. 

'Arrival' tells the story of Dr. Louise Banks (Amy Adams), a linguistic expert, who is recruited by the government to communicate with the alien species. As tensions between the twelve countries mount, with China preparing for a military response, Dr. Banks makes a breakthrough that could change everything.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Disney 'Beauty and the Beast' Film Trailer Preview

The trailer for the highly anticipated Disney live action remake of 'Beauty and the Beast' has been released.

Starring Emma Thompson as Belle, the classic tale is beautifully reimagined, with luscious backdrops, costumes and what is yet to be revealed, the music. 

The film boasts an all star cast including Luke Evans, Dan Stevens, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci and Ewan McGregor, and is likely to start the year well for Disney who has had the best year this year so far with hits such as 'Zootopia', 'Finding Dory' and 'Captain America: Civil War'.

The film will be released in March 2017. Check out the trailer below:

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Birdy 'Ghost In the Wind'

Following the release of Sigma's new single Find Me, ft. Birdy, she now releases a new track for the upcoming soundtrack for 'The Edge of Seventeen'.

The song 'Ghost in the Wind' sees Birdy return to a stripped sound of piano and ghostly vocals, which really builds up to the chorus and feels truly cinematic. 

'The Edge of Seventeen' sees Hailee Steinfeld navigate the struggles of being a teenager; a quirky character who doesn't have many friends and ends up pushing the people closest to her away, and the song is inspired by this moment of wanting things to return back to normal.

Check out the song below:

Thursday, 3 November 2016

'Dr. Strange' Film Review

Marvel's latest project introduces the world to yet another superhero, Dr. Strange. Whilst it may seem like one too many, it soon becomes clear how he fits into the extended universe.

Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) is a renowned surgeon who becomes paralysed in a fatal car crash, losing his ability to operate. Striving to regain control of his hands, he travels to Nepal in search of Kamar-Taj, a place rumoured to offer healing, only for him to discover much more lies within those walls.

Taught by The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton), Stephen Strange begins to widen his horizons on what he knew about reality, and becomes engrossed in the world of sorcery, just in time as one of The Ancient One's former students Kaecilius (Mads Mikkelsen) attempts to bring chaos from The Dark Dimension to engulf the world.

Monday, 31 October 2016

'Life' Film Trailer Preview

A new trailer for sci-fi film 'Life' has premiered.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson, the movie definitely has star power, but from the trailer, the visuals are almost identical to 'Gravity' and the alien themes resemble 'Alien'. So what's original about this film remains to be seen, but if you're up for Gravity meets Alien, this might be right up your street.

The film premieres next May. Check out the trailer below:

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

'Split' Film Trailer Preview

From M. Night Shyamalan comes a dark thriller that sees James McAvoy play Kevin, a man with 23 personalities, who holds three women captive, one played by rising star Anya Taylor Joy (Morgan).

As they struggle to escape and discover Kevin's other personalities, one final one (the beast) begins to emerge to devastating consequences.

The trailer certainly has some thrills to it, but whether it goes down the 'Identity' route, or this beast is quite literal remains to be seen, but the two leads seem great.

'Split' premieres in January 2017. Check out the trailer below:

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Film Trailer Preview

The first teaser trailer to the sequel of the successful hit 'Guardians of the Galaxy' has been released, reintroducing this group of mismatched space heroes.

Guardians 2 will be sure to feature another awesome mixtape as the team continues their adventures and seek to find out more about Peter Quill's parentage.

'Guardians Vol.2' will be released next Summer. Check out the first teaser below:

Thursday, 6 October 2016

'Bridget Jones's Baby' Film Review

'Bridget Jones's Baby' arrives 12 years after the last movie and whilst many thought it was another case of nostalgia and Hollywood remaking/rebooting movies, it very much is, but does it very well.

Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger), currently single, after her break up with Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), has focused her energy on her career, becoming a successful television producer and reached her target weight. 

Despite her personal accomplishments, Bridget finds herself in a bit of a pickle when she discovers she is pregnant, but not who the father is. Is it Jack's (Patrick Dempsey), a stranger she slept with at a music festival? Or Mark's (whom she slept with after finding out he was available again)?

'A United Kingdom' Film Review

Based on a true story set in 1947, 'A United Kingdom' tells the love story between Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), King of Botswana, and Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike). Meeting and falling in love in London at the end of his University career, Seretse marries Ruth, and the both plan to make Botswana their home.

But with the Apartheid movement growing strong in South Africa, both their families opposing the marriage and a pressure from the British government, all forces seem to pull them apart.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Nyle Dimarco for PRESTIGE Hong Kong Autumn/Winter 2016

Nyle Dimarco covers the Autumn/Fall 2016 edition of PRESTIGE Runway Hong Kong. The deaf winner of the final series of America's Next Top Model and season 22 of Dancing With the Stars continues to work in modelling around the globe, featuring in Simons Fall collections and Attitude Magazine

Check out the rest of the images below:

Monday, 3 October 2016

'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' Film Trailer Preview

In the fifth instalment of the tired POTC series, Jack Sparrow returns, with dead pirates on his tail, which causes him to look for the trident of Poseidon. 

Henry, Will Turner's son, is featured, and may even see the return of Orlando Bloom, but will this rehash of plot, closely resembling the first film, be enough sustenance for this unrelenting cash cow?  Also stars Javier Bardem, Kaya Scodelario, Brendan Thwaites and Geoffrey Rush.

'Pirates of the Caribean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' will be released in 2017. Check out the first teaser below:

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Hannah Jones for Elegant Magazine (Sep 2016)

ANTM Alumni Hannah Jones is featured in the September issue of Elegant Magazine. Shot by Candice Ghai, Jones wears a selection of ethereal gowns and accessorised with mermaid-esque jewellery and headwear.

Check out the rest of the spread below:

Thursday, 22 September 2016

'Ghost in the Shell' Film Trailer Preview

The first clips to upcoming Japanese classic 'Ghost in the Shell' has been released, and a fan has pieced them together to form its first teaser trailer.

Controversially starring Scarlett Johansson as The Major, a cyborg human hybrid, that leads a team to take down an enemy of computer hackers, intent of bringing a cyber technology company down.

Whilst the original was made at a time and context that really resonated with Japan, whether this becomes a hit as well in its obviously westernised take or another piece of nostalgia cash cow remains to be seen.

The film premieres March 2017. Check out the first trailer below:

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

'Passengers' Film Trailer Preview

There seems to now always be this one sci-fi space movie that comes out every year with awards bait written all over it... we had Gravity, Interstellar, The Martian... and now it seems 'Passengers' is filling that role (or is it in contention with 'Arrival'?).

Starring two of Hollywood's most sought after stars, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are two space colonists awoken early in cryogenic sleep on a routine journey to a new space home. 90 years too early. The two eventually fall in love, but when they discover that the ship is malfunctioning, they must try to save themselves, and the 5000 other people on board.

Whilst the two stars will be enough to draw a large audience, the trailer suggests that the film will boast spectacular visuals and some exciting action. I just hope that the romance isn't always this cheesy, and that there is some deeper and more complex plot.

The film will be released this December. Check out the trailer below:

Thursday, 15 September 2016

'Nocturnal Animals' Film Trailer Preview

Following his film debut of 'A Single Man', Tom Ford's second film looks to be an awards hit, having just won the Venice Grand Jury prize.

'Nocturnal Animals' follows a divorced couple played by Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal in a dark romantic thriller filled with tension, revenge and redemption. 

With a great support cast including Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Armie Hammer and Isla Fisher, this looks to be one crazy film, if the trailer is anything to go by.

'Nocturnal Animals' premiere this December. Check out the trailer below:

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

'La La Land' Film Trailer Preview

From director Damien Chazelle (Oscar nominated for Whiplash), comes a musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling.

Currently making a huge splash at the festival circuit, 'La La Land' tells the story of an aspiring actress and a jazz pianist, who fall in love whilst the rise and fall of their careers threaten to tear them apart.

Winning best actress at the Venice Film Festival, Emma Stone is a likely contender for next year's Academy awards, and the unanimous praise for the film at Venice, TIFF and Telluride may make this a contender in many other categories too.

'La La Land' will be on general release this December. Check out the trailer below:

Nyle Dimarco for Simons Fall 2016 Collection

Nyle is shot by D. Picard for Simons Fall 2016 collection, both 'Travel' and 'Denim' collections. The deaf model and winner of America's Next Top Model and Dancing With The Stars will be starting his Chippendale's gig at the end of September, but before then, will fit in more modelling work in Montreal Canada, and continues to teach sign language on Instagram and through an ASL app.

Check out the rest of the shots below:

'Miss Sloane' Film Trailer Preview

Jessica Chastain stars in upcoming political thriller 'Miss Sloane', that sees her character lobby against gun control. 

The film also stars Mark Strong, John Lithgow and Alison Pill. The current teaser trailer is a snappy and sharp preview of Chastain's opening scene interspersed with clips of political sabotage and tense confrontations. Could this film gain Chastain her third Oscar nom?

'Miss Sloane' is released on 9th December. Check out the trailer below:

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

'Morgan' Film Review

'Morgan' is son of Ridley Scott, Luke's, directorial debut, also in sci-fi. The plot follows a risk analyst Lee Weathers (Kate Mara) who is sent by a renowned corporate research company to investigate an incident regarding one of their projects, 'Morgan' (Anya Taylor Joy), who starts showing violent behaviour. 

Lee must make the decision of whether or not to terminate Morgan, whilst living amongst the researchers and staff who may have grown too attached.

Friday, 9 September 2016

'Free Fire' Film Trailer Preview

Directed by Ben Wheatley (High Rise), 'Free Fire' premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival to great reviews and was trending on multiple social media websites.

The trailer sees an all star cast including Academy Award Winner Brie Larson (Room), Cillian Murphy, Armie Hammer and Sharlto Copley engage in a no holds barred shoot-out, after an arms trade goes awry. With a Tom and Jerry-esque comedic flair, it looks to be a bloody good time.

'Free Fire' will be on general release in 2017. Check out the trailer below:

Nyle Dimarco in Seven Magazine (Fall 2016)

Ahead of his stint at Chippendale's in Vegas, Nyle Dimarco covers Vegas Seven Magazine, and talks about his time at Dancing With The Stars and being the first deaf host at the Vegas show, whilst also teaching ASL on Instagram.

Check out more shots below:

Nyle Dimarco in Attitude Magazine (Oct 2016)

Shot by Jenny Brough, Nyle Dimarco covers the October edition of Attitude Magazine. Having won America's Next Top Model AND Dancing With the Stars (both Cycle 22), the deaf model is going from strength to strength, having also walked Milan fashion week earlier this year.

He continues to be a spokesperson for the deaf community, updates his ASL teaching app and models professionally. 

Check out the rest of the spread below:

Bastille 'Wild World' Album (Complete Edition) Review

Three years after their chart topping album 'Bad Blood', Bastille releases their sophomore LP, titled 'Wild World'. Veering away from mythological references, 'Wild World' instead turns to vintage film, popular culture and a contemporary world view. 

Featuring film quotes littered throughout the album, Bastille, for the first time, introduce guitars, and bring back a signature hook and pumping chorus in almost every track.

The complete edition features 19 tracks:

1. Good Grief 4/5
2. The Currents 4/5
3. An Act of Kindness 4/5 
4. Warmth 3/5
5. Glory 4/5
6. Power 3/5
7. Two Evils 5/5
8. Send Them Off 4/5
9. Lethargy 5/5
10. Four Walls (The Ballad of Perry Smith) 3/5 
11. Blame 4/5
12. Fake It 5/5
13. Snakes 4/5
14. Winter of Our Youth 4/5
15. Way Beyond 3/5
16. Oil on Water 4/5
17. Campus 3/5
18. Shame 4/5
19. The Anchor 4/5

SONGS TO LOVE: Currents, Two Evils, Lethargy, Fake It, Shame

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

'Collateral Beauty' Film Trailer Preview

The first trailer to the highly anticipated Oscar contender 'Collateral Beauty' has been released.

Starring Will Smith as Howard, a man who suffers a personal tragedy slowly going into a cycle of social withdrawal, he meets different people who helps him confront love, time and death, also personified in its all star cast, featuring Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Edward Norton, Michael Pena, Kate Winslet and Naomie Harris.

With such a strong cast, and what seems to be a character drama, this will likely gain attention for Will Smith in the upcoming awards season. Collateral Beauty' premieres in December. Check out the trailer below:

'Keeping Up With The Joneses' Film Trailer Preview

A suburban couple, living their normal lives, become curious about their new neighbours, only to become swept up in an international espionage plot, when they discover they are actually spies.

Starring Isla Fisher and Zach Galifianakis, Gal Gadot and Jon Hamm, the film looks to be a fun action comedy, even if it may be formulaic and 'seen before'.

'Keeping up with the Joneses' premieres in October. Check out the trailer below:

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

'The Neon Demon' Film Review

Written and directed by Nicholas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives), his latest film 'The Neon Demon' examines beauty in the narcissistic context of the fashion industry. 

Noticed for her natural beauty and current look, Jesse (Elle Fanning) arrives in LA with an ambition to enter the fashion industry, with promises she will become a star. Other girls quickly become jealous and feel threatened by her. Can her purity and kindred spirit last in this 'dog eat dog' industry, or will it change her with tragic consequences?

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

'Equals' Film Review

Set in a dystopian future where emotions are prohibited, labelled as a disease called SOS, the human race live a solitary existence, working and habituating in clinical environments. 

When Silas (Nicholas Hoult) begins developing SOS, he starts having feelings towards fellow worker Nia (Kristen Stewart), who has been hiding her SOS, and the two begin a forbidden romance... only to risk being found out, reported, or worse.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

'Kidnap' Film Trailer Preview

Following 'The Call', Halle Berry stars once again in another thriller, this time playing a mother who stops at nothing to save her kidnapped son.

Featuring car chases, exaggerated expressions and probably a tense finale sequence in some abandoned shack, whether this film falls into formulaic thriller or will offer any element of surprise remains to be seen.

'Kidnap' premieres this December. Check out the trailer below:


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