The Duke rides again! Movies and money mark the INSP Duke Days of Summer!

The Duke rides again! Movies and money mark the INSP Duke Days of Summer!

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When I was a kid, John Wayne film reruns were a staple of early Sunday morning television. It was on those Sunday screenings (via what would now be considered a super small screen) that I came to adore the Duke. Whether starring in a western or war flick, Wayne proved every bit …

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The Fifth Estate from DreamWorks Pictures

The movies slated for this fall continue to impress and intrigue me. Here's the latest info from DreamWorks Pictures on The Fifth Estate, a dramatic thriller that opens October 18 and stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Brühl, Anthony Mackie, and David Thewlis, with Stanley Tucci and Laura Linney:


Triggering our age of high-stakes secrecy, explosive news leaks and the trafficking of classified information, WikiLeaks forever changed the game. Now, in a dramatic thriller based on real events, The Fifth Estate reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century’s most fiercely debated organization.


The story begins as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg (Daniel Brühl) team up to become underground watchdogs of the privileged and powerful.

On a shoestring, they create a platform that allows whistleblowers to anonymously leak covert data, shining a light on the dark recesses of government secrets and corporate crimes. Soon, they are breaking more hard news than the world’s most legendary media organizations combined.

But when Assange and Berg gain access to the biggest trove of confidential intelligence documents in U.S. history, they battle each other and a defining question of our time: what are the costs of keeping secrets in a free society—and what are the costs of exposing them?

Here's the official trailer for The Fifth Estate:

The Fifth Estate
is presented by DreamWorks Pictures and Reliance Entertainment in association with Participant Media and is produced by Steve Golin and Michael Sugar, with Bill Condon directing.
The screenplay is by Josh Singer, based on the book Inside WikiLeaks by Daniel Domscheit-Berg and the Guardian book WikiLeaks by David Leigh and Luke Harding.

The Fifth Estate (rating TBD) will be released in U.S. theaters on October 18, 2013.

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'Saving Mr. Banks' — Coming soon from Disney Pictures

Saving Mr. Banks
Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) shows Disneyland to "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) in Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks," releasing in U.S. theaters limited on December 13, 2013 and wide on December 20, 2013. Photo: François Duhamel©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Many of you know how very much I love movies (and movie trailers). November and December are always the best months of the year, when it comes to movie releases.

Saving Mr. Banks is one of the movies I most look forward to the end of this year. Inspired by true events, Saving Mr. Banks is the extraordinary, untold story of how Disney’s classic Mary Poppins made it to the screen — and the testy relationship that the legendary Walt Disney had with author P.L. Travers that almost derailed it. The film stars two-time Academy Award®–winner Emma Thompson and fellow double Oscar®-winner Tom Hanks

I'm delighted to share with you the first official trailer for Saving Mr. Banks:


Saving Mr. Banks from Disney Pictures, rated PG-13, opens in limited theaters December 13, 2013 and opens wide on December 20, 2013.

In the meantime, like Saving Mr. Banks on Facebook and follow Disney Pictures on Twitter.

 Disclosure: Assets for this post were provided by Disney Pictures for free, with no obligation or compensation.