“VOX LUX begins in 1999 when teenage sisters Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) and Eleanor (Stacy Martin) survive a seismic, violent tragedy. The sisters compose and perform a song about their experience, making something lovely and cathartic out of catastrophe — while also catapulting Celeste to stardom. By 2017, the now 31-year-old Celeste (Natalie Portman) is mother to a teenage daughter of her own and struggling to navigate a career fraught with scandals when another act of terrifying violence demands her attention.”
Directed by: Brady Corbet
Cast: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Jennifer Ehle
Release Date: December 7th, 2018
“From DreamWorks Animation comes a surprising tale about growing up, finding the courage to face the unknown…and how nothing can ever train you to let go. What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome Night Fury dragon has become an epic adventure spanning their lives.
Welcome to the most astonishing chapter of one of the most beloved animated franchises in film history: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Now chief and ruler of Berk alongside Astrid, Hiccup has created a gloriously chaotic dragon utopia. When the sudden appearance of female Light Fury coincides with the darkest threat their village has ever faced, Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. As their true destinies are revealed, dragon and rider will fight together—to the very ends of the Earth—to protect everything they’ve grown to treasure.”
Directed by: Dean DeBlois
Cast: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, Kit Harington, Jonah Hill, Djimon Hounsou,
Release Date: February 1st, 2019
“When a mysterious force decimates the world’s population, only one thing is certain: if you see it, you take your life. Facing the unknown, Malorie finds love, hope and a new beginning only for it to unravel. Now she must flee with her two children down a treacherous river to the one place left that may offer sanctuary. But to survive, they’ll have to undertake the perilous two-day journey blindfolded.”
Directed by: Susanne Bier
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Sarah Paulson, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich
Release Date: December 21st, 2018 (Netflix)
Here at JUMPCUT we’re always incredibly grateful for our amazing team of writers and contributors who volunteer time out of their days to create fresh and original content for us. We do all we can to support our team and their writing, and now an exciting adventure lies ahead for one of our writers.
Fernando has personally sought out and successfully secured tickets to Sundance Festival 2019, a festival he only once dreamed of being able to attend – and will be representing JUMPCUT whilst attending!
Fernando has paid for his tickets and accommodation but is currently trying to raise some extra funds for his trip to ensure he is fully prepared for the festival and has created a GoFundMe page if people would like to support him. We’d love to make Sundance the best experience ever for him and even the smallest donations mean so much to both Fernando and the whole JUMPCUT team.
Also be sure to check out his YouTube Channel!
“La Llorona. The Weeping Woman. A horrifying apparition, caught between Heaven and Hell, trapped in a terrible fate sealed by her own hand. The mere mention of her name has struck terror around the world for generations. In life, she drowned her children in a jealous rage, throwing herself in the churning river after them as she wept in pain. Now her tears are eternal. They are lethal, and those who hear her death call in the night are doomed. La Llorona creeps in the shadows and preys on the children, desperate to replace her own. As the centuries have passed, her desire has grown more voracious … and her methods more terrifying. In 1970s Los Angeles, La Llorona is stalking the night—and the children. Ignoring the eerie warning of a troubled mother suspected of child endangerment, a social worker and her own small kids are soon drawn into a frightening supernatural realm. Their only hope to survive La Llorona’s deadly wrath may be a disillusioned priest and the mysticism he practices to keep evil at bay, on the fringes where fear and faith collide. Beware of her chilling wail…she will stop at nothing to lure you into the gloom. Because there is no peace for her anguish. There is no mercy for her soul. And there is no escape from the curse of La Llorona.”
Directed by: Michael Chaves
Cast: Linda Cardellini, Sean Patrick Thomas, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Velasquez
Release Date: April 19th, 2019 (US – UK date TBA)
“As a young cop, Erin Bell went under cover to infiltrate a gang in the California desert — with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges, Bell must work her way back through the remaining members while confronting her own demons.”
Directed by: Karyn Kusama
Cast: Nicole Kidman, Toby Kebbell, Tatiana Maslany, Sebastian Stan
Release Date: January 25th, 2019
“Old school magic meets the modern world in the epic adventure THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING. Alex (Ashbourne Serkis) thinks he’s just another nobody, until he stumbles upon the mythical Sword in the Stone, Excalibur. Now, he must unite his friends and enemies into a band of knights and, together with the legendary wizard Merlin (Stewart), take on the wicked enchantress Morgana (Ferguson). With the future at stake, Alex must become the great leader he never dreamed he could be.”
Directed by: Joe Cornish
Cast: Ashbourne Serkis, Rebecca Ferguson, Tom Taylor, Patrick Stewart
Release Date: February 15th, 2019
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Cast: Mena Massoud, Billy Magnussen, Will Smith, Naomi Scott
Release Date: May
Buttons is a new musical fairy tale film, much like the old MGM classics. During a time of robber barons, mills, and rising industry, two orphan children meet two unexpected visitors (Dick Van Dyke & Angela Lansbury) who turn the tide of events and change their lives forever.
It includes an amazing cast, with narration by Robert Redford and Kate Winslet. The film also features actors Abigail Spencer, Jane Seymour, Roma Downey, , Katie McGrath, Robert Picardo, Charles Shaughnessy, Paul Greene, John de Lancie, and “Nova” a song written by Sir Paul McCartney.
Following the film, there is a one of a kind tribute to legendary dancer, director, and choreographer Gene Kelly, hosted by Kelly’s wife and biographer, Patricia Ward Kelly.
The proceeds of the film will go to benefit Kate Winslet’s Golden Hat Foundation, helping those living with autism.
Tickets go on sale TOMORROW at fathomevents.com.