Olivia Wilde

Rush: out this Friday

Rush: it's not the one about undercover Narcs

In cinemas this Friday is the new film from Ron Howard and normally, I’d not be arsed to be honest.  HOWEVER…Rush is a re-creation of the merciless 1970s rivalry between two Formula 1 drivers: James Hunt and Niki Lauda.  And having seen the trailer many times now, in the cinema I’m well and truly hooked.

The epic action-drama stars Chris Hemsworth (The Avengers) as the charismatic Englishman James Hunt and Daniel Brühl (Inglourious Basterds) as the disciplined Austrian perfectionist Niki Lauda, whose clashes on the Grand Prix racetrack epitomized the contrast between these two extraordinary characters, a distinction reflected in their private lives.  Co-starring Olivia Wilde (TRON: Legacy) and Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader), Rush is also produced Eric Fellner who worked on the brilliant Senna so there is racing pedigree behind the scenes.

Set against the sexy and glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing (the 1970s) , Rush portrays the exhilarating true story of two of the greatest rivals the world has ever witnessed—handsome English playboy Hunt and his methodical, brilliant opponent, Lauda. Taking us into their personal lives on and off the track, Rush follows the two drivers as they push themselves to the breaking point of physical and psychological endurance, where there is no shortcut to victory and no margin for error. If you make one mistake, you die.

Quite brilliantly, the two leads actually look like the characters they’re playing which will only add to the atmosphere I’m sure.  My only reservation is that the colours in the trailer seem to be off in some way, but hopefully this either won’t be the case for the full monty or it just won’t matter.  That’s my Friday evening sorted then.  Excellent trailer below.

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Trailer: ‘In Time’ or can Justin Timberlake be an action star?

In this forthcoming sci-fi thriller directed by Andrew Niccol and starrring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, in the future the time is money principle is taken a step further and money has been replaced by time as a measure of wealth. We stop aging at 25 and if you want to live you need to earn your every minute. The richest can live for ever, while the poor die young . Sounds like an interesting premise and Andrew Niccol goes back to the dystopian Sci-Fi world which he showed considerably vision for in Gattaca (1997). Check out the sizzel reel from Comic- con which is essentially an extented trailer and some of our thoughts below!

What’s really interesting to see here is Justin Timberlake taking on an action heavy role. JT’ is actually a pretty good actor and I don’t think he gets the credit he deserces. He’s been constantly looking out for challenging roles and he was pretty great in Alpha Dog and Black Snake Moan. And if anyone has seen Bad Teacher and the SNL’ shorts like Jizz in my pants and Dick in a Box, you know he’s pretty hilarious too. But here he is taking on Jason Bourne types of preportions and who knew before Matt Damon took on the that role that he would become one of the most reliable action stars around?

How freaky is that scene with the daugther and the mom?

The rest of the cast is pretty strong too with Amanda Seyfried (we like her), Olivia Wilde, Alex Pettyfer, Cillian Murphy and Matt Bomer ( Bruce from Chuck!) and except S1mOne, I dont feel Andrew Niccol has ever made a bad movie. If this even makes the type of money Limitless made this year, I am sure everyone will be happy.

 

Do you think JT can pull this off? Let us know in the comment section below!

Enhanced by Zemanta