House of Cards

netflix-house-of-cardsMicah and David review House of Cards Season 3, the Netflix Original series that stars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Michael Kelly.

The SceneCast is the official podcast of Scene Magazine, the entertainment magazine. Find out more at Sceneent.com. Email us at scenecast@sceneent.com.

SHOW NOTES

0:50 – Intro
1:59 – A look back at seasons 1&2 of House of Cards
22:30 – House of Cards Season 3 review
31:15 – Spoilers for House of Cards Season 3

Music for this week’s show comes from the original soundtrack to House of Cards by Jeff Beal. You can find it in iTunes here.

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INT’L TRAILER: Baton Rouge-Shot ‘Fantastic Four’

by Jordan McGuire on April 6, 2015

Above is an international trailer for the Baton Rouge-shot flick Fantastic Four. You can watch the initial teaser trailer here. Still no answers to the “Be ready for what is coming” dialogue but we’re getting closer.

The new international trailer shows us some of the same images we saw in the first teaser trailer. The newest installment brings the four a little closer and reveals their powers more individually.

We see Johnny “flame on,” we see Sue Storm’s blue force-field, we see The Thing’s massive rock crushing power and we see Reed Richard’s flexibility for a brief second.

The Interstellar-esque theme continues with this international trailer. The corn fields and the endless world destruction reminds me of the imagery in Christopher Nolan’s most recent sci-fi epic. After recently binge watching and finally finishing season three of House of Cards, I couldn’t help but love Freddy’s (Reg E. Cathey) methodical voice-over narration. Still no sign of Toby Kebbell playing Victor Domachev but I’m sure it won’t be long before he shows up.

Fantastic Four is directed by Chronicle helmer Josh Trank. The superhero film stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell.

The film wrapped in Baton Rouge in early August 2014 and is set to be released August 7.

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After receiving news that Keri Russell and House of Cards star Maheshala Ali were joining Matthew McConaughey in Free State of Jones, we now get our first look at McConaughey as a war weary Civil War soldier. McConaughey will play Newton Knight, a farmer turned Confederate soldier.

The image above shows Knight thrust into battle pulling on to a young soldier’s coat in hopes of saving his life. The treacherous sky behind them represents the nation’s unrelenting peril.

Filming on Free State of Jones is currently underway in Louisiana and will continue to shoot in Jones County, Mississippi. Keri Russell will star alongside of McConaughey as his wife while Mahershala Ali will play an escaped slave who runs with Knight as they distance themselves from the Confederacy. Knight becomes indifferent to the South’s plans and flees to find serenity in Jones County, Mississippi. While in hiding, Knight plots a rebellion with farmers, slaves and townspeople of Jones County to manufacture a massive armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Jones County, Mississippi was also a mixed community at the time, which was incredibly controversial.

All three actors have found success while filming in Louisiana. Russell’s role in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes received high praise. Ali played alongside Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. And Matthew McConaughey’s career resurgence was shot almost entirely in Louisiana, with roles in Killer Joe, Dallas Buyers Club and True Detective.

The Hunger Games director Gary Ross will produce and direct from his own script. Gary Ross started the Hunger Games franchise before leaving to direct other more “serious” projects, including Free State of Jones. It will be interesting to watch Ross direct major battle scenes compared to the common one-on-one battles we see in The Hunger Games. The release of the film is set for March 11, 2016.

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Matthew McConaughey’s Civil War drama The Free State of Jones adds Keri Russell and House of Cards star Mahershala Ali. Gary Ross, director of The Hunger Games, will produce and direct from the script he wrote.

Free State of Jones is currently in production in Louisiana. Russell will play the wife of Newt Knight (Matthew McConaughey). Mahershala Ali will play an escaped slave who befriends Knight’s rebellion against the Confederacy.

It will be very interesting how McConaughey and Ali play together on screen. McConaughey returns to Louisiana after his brilliant portrayal of Detective Rust Cohle in HBO’s True Detective. 

Ali and Russell have both had stints filming in New Orleans over their careers. Russell starred in the recent Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Ali played alongside Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

There is currently no release date for The Free State of Jones.

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