Added scans of latest Italian ‘Grazia’ Magazine, featuring Jessica on cover.
Kicking off the final day of CinemaCon – the annual Las Vegas-based expo for theater owners – 20th Century Fox held their big studio presentation this morning in The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace, and a debut sizzle reel from Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ was screened as a special treat at the end of the event. It was introduced by a video from Matt Damon, and while we got to see maybe only three minutes of actual clips from the movie, the feature looks like it could wind up being one of 2015’s finest.
Cinemablend has some description of the footage, check some excerpts about it:
The footage began with a montage of shots featuring a giant NASA facility, the movie’s all-star cast, as well as a few shots of what appears to be the surface of Mars, all with a voice over narration from Matt Damon’s character, Mark Watney. The star explains that it is part of human nature to help each other out, be it forming search parties to find a hiker lost in the woods, or raising money for earthquake relief. He says that this is done in every country around the world “without exception.”
From there, the reel launched into the plot of The Martian, with Jeff Daniels’ Teddy Sanders stepping in front of a microphone during a press conference held in the aforementioned NASA facility. He explains that the organization has been tracking a giant storm about to hit a settlement on Mars, and that as a result they have been forced to abort their mission. Unfortunately, while most of the crew – including Jessica Chastain, Sebastian Stan, Kate Mara, and Michael Pena – were successfully able to reach an escape vehicle, the same could not be said for Mark Watney, who Sanders said died on the surface of Mars. This is not actually true, however, as we then see Watney waking up from being unconscious on the surface of the Red Planet.
Thanks to both the actors in the cast and the plot driving the movie, in recent months many people have made comparisons between The Martian, Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, but the CinemaCon footage definitely made the upcoming feature look like it is its own thing, and a project to anticipate in the final months of 2015. We’ll see if Ridley Scott can deliver something cool and new when the film hits theaters on November 25th.
Reception all over the internet are being positive so far. Let’s hope we can see some of this footage soon!
Shaun Monson’s documentary “Unity,” featuring 100 celebrity narrators, will be distributed by SpectiCast at 1,000 to 1,200 screens worldwide beginning Aug. 12, Variety has learned exclusively.
The film comes a decade after Monson’s documentary “Earthlings,” which explored humanity’s relationships with other animals. Produced by Melissa Danis and Monson through Nation Earth, “Unity” explores the interconnectivity of all life on Earth and what it means to be human, exploring themes of love, tragedy and hope.
SpectiCast has partnered with Fathom Events for the domestic release on select U.S. screens. The deal was announced Wednesday at CinemaCon.
Celebrities lending their voices to this powerful film include Aaron Paul, Adam Levine, Adrian Grenier, Alison Eastwood, Amanda Seyfried, Amy Smart, Anjelica Huston, Anton Yelchin, Arian Foster, Arlene Martel, Balthazar Getty, Ben Kingsley, Ben Whishaw, Beth Hart, Brandon Boyd, Caroline Goodall, Carrie-Anne Moss, Casey Affleck, Catherine Tate, Claire Forlani, Cloris Leachman, Common, Damien Mander, David Copperfield, David DeLuise, David LaChapelle, Deepak Chopra, Dianna Agron, Dr. Dre, Edward James Olmos, Ellen Burstyn, Ellen DeGeneres, Emily Deschanel, Eve Best, Famke Janssen, Freida Pinto, Geoffrey Rush, Gregory Colbert, Helen Mirren, Isabel Lucas, January Jones, Jason Mraz, Jeff Goldblum, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Tilly, Jesse Carmichael, Jessica Chastain, Joaquin Phoenix, Joe Perry, Joel Edgerton, John Paul DeJoria, Jorja Fox, Julia Ormond, Kathy Freston, Kevin Spacey, Kristen Bell, Kristen Wiig, Larenz Tate, Leighton Meester, Lena Headey, Liev Schreiber, Maggie Grace, Maggie Q, Malin Akerman, Marcia Gay Harden, Marianne Williamson, Mariel Hemingway, Marion Cotillard, Mark Strong, Martin Sheen, Matthew Modine, Matthieu Ricard, Michael Beckwith, Michael Gambon, Michelle Rodriguez, Minnie Driver, Missy Higgins, Moby, Nestor Serrano, Olivia Munn, Olivia Wilde, Pamela Anderson, Paul Watson, Persia White, Phil Donahue, Portia de Rossi, Rick Allen, Rose Byrne, Russell Simmons, Rutger Hauer, Ryan O’Neal, Sam Simon, Selena Gomez, Shaun Toub, Susan Sarandon, Tim McIlrath, Tom Hiddleston, Tony Hawk, Tony Kanal and Zoe Saldana.
According to Fashionista, Jessica is among the celebrities to attend this this year’s Met Gala in New York, set to take place on May 4.
A list of over 100 VIPs is printed on the event’s official invitation. Rihanna is expected to turn up, along with fellow music-makers Katy Perry, Rita Ora, and Florence Welch. Marcus Mumford will accompany wife Carey Mulligan, Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and Claire Danes and Hugh Dancy.
Other A-listers hitting the red carpet are Reese Witherspoon, Eddie Redmayne, Anne Hathaway, Bradley Cooper, James Corden, Julianne Moore, Neil Patrick Harris, Allison Williams, Ivanka Trump, Sienna Miller, Amanda Seyfried, Seth Meyers, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Colin Firth, Dakota Johnson, Spike Jonze, Ethan Hawke, and Harvey Weinstein.
Are you excited to see what Jessica will be wearing?
Jessica attended earlier today in London the Jameson Empire Awards, an annual British awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the local and global film industry. She was there to deliver the Empire Inspiration Award to director Christopher Nolan, and was looking gorgeous in an Oscar de la Renta dress. I have added the first batch of pictures (many thanks to Bubbles and Heather for their help with some of them).
Back in November 2014 Jessica guest starred in an episode of ‘Off Camera with’ by photographer Sam Jones, that originally aired on DirecTV’s Audience channel. The episode is now available via the Official Off Camera Website and it came with an exclusive (and limited) print run edition with interview and pictures. The magazine can also be acquired on their official online shop.
To celebrate Jessica’s birthday updating the site with something special, I’ve acquired the episode and print myself and added screencaptures/digital scans in our gallery. Enjoy!
In another film update, you can find blu-ray quality screen captures of Interstellar in our gallery. The film is already available on Amazon Instant Video and will be available on DVD/Blu-Ray next March 31 – and you can already pre-order it. Enjoy!