‘The Post’ Trailer: Steven Spielberg Goes to Bat for a Free Press

The Post Trailer

There aren’t many filmmakers who could attach themselves to a movie in March, lock down a cast headlined by the likes of Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, start shooting in May, and have the film locked and ready for awards season that very same year. But Steven Spielberg isn’t your average director, and that’s exactly what he did with The Post, his new film about the controversial publication of the Pentagon Papers back in the 1970s. Hot on the heels of the first images from the movie, the first trailer has arrived and you can check it out below.

The Post Trailer

In addition to power players like Streep and Hanks, The Post has a jaw-dropping cast comprised of excellent actors like Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Zach Woods, Alison Brie, David Cross, Carrie Coon, Bruce Greenwood, Jesse Plemons, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, and Tracy Letts. The film tells the story of a group of journalists from The Washington Post and The New York Times who published The Pentagon Papers in the 1970s, which had a huge effect on the national perception of the Vietnam War. Liz Hannah wrote the screenplay, which marks her feature writing debut. (What a collection of talent to work with right out the gate!)

It’s no accident that Spielberg made this movie this year. Susan Lacy, the director of the recent HBO documentary Spielberg, explained to Metro:

“[The film] is absolutely Steven’s statement about the importance of vigorous and free press in America. Because we have a President that keeps attacking the press…it’s the reason he is making [the film], I mean it is a true story and a historic story, but the reason he chose to make it now is because he feels like it is a message that needs to be out there. I don’t want to speak for him, but I think that’s why he is clearly making this film now.”

And though the president is one of the worst offenders, this isn’t limited to him: Disney banned the Los Angeles Times from covering its films or interviewing talent from its movies because they didn’t like a story the Times published about the company’s business dealings in Anaheim (though they finally pulled back on that ban yesterday). The press in this country is still under siege right now, and they need all the help they can get. Expect this to be a heavy hitter during awards season.

The Post arrives in theaters on December 22, 2017.

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Must Watch: First Trailer for ‘Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press’

Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press Trailer

“He’s doing this because he wants to bring Gawker down.” Netflix has premiered the official trailer for the documentary Nobody Speak: Trials of the Free Press, the latest from acclaimed filmmaker Brian Knappenberger, of the docs We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists and The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz. Knappenberger is one of my favorite doc filmmakers, as he understands the internet better than most people, and always sheds a light on the truth no matter how hard it is to find. Nobody Speak dives deep into the case of Hulk Hogan (aka Terry Bollea) vs Gawker. Unfortunately, Gawker lost the trial and they had to shut down because of this defeat. The film looks at how the idea of a free press is fading away, and the most powerful people with the most money are taking control over everything. This premiered at Sundance and it’s a riveting, frightening, remarkable doc that you should take time to watch. ›››

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Superhero Bits: Hydraulic Press vs Wolverine’s Claws, Star-Lord’s Father, Spider-Man & Elsa and More

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Why can’t Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart stop laughing on The Graham Norton Show? Why are there a bunch of YouTube videos involving Spider-Man and Elsa from Frozen? Can a hydraulic press do damage to Wolverine‘s claws? Could Gambit start shooting early next year? Want a new tidbit about Star-Lord‘s father in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

Ben Affleck welcomed director Matt Reeves to the Batcave after he was confirmed to be at the helm of The Batman.

Benedict Cumberbatch talks about what he thinks made Doctor Strange such a success with audiences and critics.

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ScreenRant counts down the 15 worst Batman suits of all time, from the old to the stupid, and some weird ones too.

The Guardians of the Galaxy video game from Telltale will also be about family, just like the movie sequel.

Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart have a hilariously risque discussion and crack each other up with Graham Norton.

The new Cloak & Dagger series coming to Freeform has already wrapped production on the pilot in New Orleans.

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Check out the latest batch of hip-hop album inspired variant covers featuring Spider-Man, Nick Fury and more.

Some new details about Star-Lord‘s father, Ego the Living Planet, come from an action figure description.

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Watch Logan Drop by the Hydraulic Press Channel

Check out Logan's visit to the Hydraulic Press channel!

Can a hydraulic press crush adamantium? Find out in a bizarre Logan promo!

The X-Men franchise has seen a lot of strange crossovers over the years, but a new video released today by the Hydraulic Press Channel might just take the cake. Finnish factory owner Lauri Vuohensilta has built quite a following online crushing various objects in his machine. Now, the Hydraulic Press Channel gets a visit from Logan himself as the attempt is made to put Marvel‘s fictional alloy Adamantium, through the hydraulic press. Check out the results in the player below!

RELATED: Watch the Logan Trailer!

Set in the near future, the film follows a weary Logan (Jackman) as he cares for an ailing Professor X (Sir Patrick Stewart) in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Little else is still known about the film’s plot despite its trailer, though we know that the primary villains for the film will include The Reavers as well as Wolverine’s favorite group, Weapon X. The film also has a role for the comics’ Wolverine clone, X-23. She’s played in Logan by Dafne Keen, but it remains to be seen exactly how closely the big screen version of the character will stick to the source material.

Also starring Eriq La Salle, Stephen Merchant, Elise Neal and Elizabeth Rodriguez, Logan is coming to theaters on March 3, 2017. Directed by James Mangold (Walk the Line, The Wolverine) and scripted by David James Kelly, the 20th Century Fox will mark the ninth (and said to be final) time that Jackman has played the Marvel Comics character on the big screen.

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