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The Guardian film team return with reviews of the latest UK cinema releases. This week we're worrying about another Woody Allen slump with Magic in the Moonlight; watching upper-class boys heading for the gutter in The Riot Club; wondering who'd pay to see Zach Braff's Kickstarter-funded Wish I Was Here (let alone pay to make it); and toasting Nick Cave's 50th with a round of introspection with the docu-drama 20,000 Days on Earth
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- Xan Brooks, Catherine Shoard, Peter Bradshaw, Henry Barnes and Richard Sprenger
In a development that feels more inevitable than surprising, Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass are in talks to get back into the Bourne business. The two had sent mixed messages over the years, ever since Jason Bourne disappeared in the murky East River at the end of The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, with the major roadblock being Damon’s insistence that a reluctant Greenglass direct, while Universal handed the franchise over to writer-turned-director Tony Gilroy. But with Gilroy’s Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, failing to live up to the original three Bourne films at the box office, and Damon’s recent non-Bourne projects, »
- Jeff Labrecque
UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 12th to Sunday 14th September 2014…
Stop motion animation The Boxtrolls has taken top spot at the UK box office, pulling in an opening weekend haul of £2,000,597.
Last week’s number one film Sex Tape fell to fourth place, while the spy thriller A Most Wanted Man starring the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman claimed fifth with £610,312 – the only other newcomer to feature in the chart this week.
Number one this time last year: Insidious: Chapter 2
1. The Boxtrolls – £2,000,597 weekend (New)
2. Lucy – £812,073 weekend (4 weeks)
3. Pride – £718,778 weekend (New)
4. Sex Tape – £673,478 weekend (2 weeks)
5. A Most Wanted Man – £610,312 weekend (New)
6. Before I Go To Sleep – £537,991 weekend (2 weeks)
7. Guardians of the Galaxy – £614,564 weekend (7 weeks »
- Gary Collinson
Toronto - When an actor wins an Academy Award he or she usually tries to work with the director who helped guide them to the top of the mountain again. Often, it has great results. After winning a best supporting Oscar for "Terms of Endearment" Jack Nicholson reunited with James L. Brooks on "As Good As It Gets" and won best actor. Jennifer Lawrence immediately worked with her "Silver Linings Playbook" maestro, David O. Russell, on "American Hustle" which resulted in back to back nominations. Diane Weist won her first Oscar for Woody Allen's "Hannah and Her Sisters" and her second for his comedy "Bullets Over Broadway." That's just one reason it's somewhat surprising the prolific Denzel Washington took 12 years to reunite with his "Training Day" director, Antoine Fuqua for "The Equalizer." Barely based on the late 1980's TV series of the same name, the new movie finds the »
- Gregory Ellwood
Daniel Radcliffe will win an Oscar, eventually. He's driven, he's eclectic, he's riding Leonardo DiCaprio-esque blockbuster momentum that he's happy to cash in for provocative material, and, most importantly, he's good. And getting better. Holding his own against Alan Rickman, Maggie Smith and Ralph Fiennes for a decade certainly helped. Based on the talent assembled for his latest project, Radcliffe's time could be coming sooner than later. Goldcrest Films announced today that Sir Ben Kinglsey ("Schindler's List") and Brie Larson ("Short Term 12") will join Radcliffe in Killer Films' "Brooklyn Bridge," the story of engineer Washington Roebling and his calamitous road to realizing New York City's iconic structure. Radcliffe will play Roebling, who inherits the Brooklyn Bridge project from his father (Kinglsey) and finds an unlikely working partner in his wife, Emily (Larson). Radcliffe's costars provide an awards-friendly bedrock for "Brooklyn Bridge." Kinglsey is a four-time Oscar nominee, picking »
- Matt Patches
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Remember we told you earlier this year about underground dance music supergroup Future Brown? Well theyve just signed to Warp, and heres their first single due out in November.
We all love Eraserhead, right? The heartwarming tale of a sexually harassed chubby man with high hair, caring for his wailing, skinless, deformed child in a desolate post-industrial world while hallucinating about a singing radiator.
I like to have people be able to form their own opinion as to what it means and have their own ideas about things. But at the same time, »
- Sam Richards
For some reason that has never been fully clear to me, filmmakers love to make movies about writers. I’m not certain why this is: writing as an activity is not particularly cinematic, usually involving a single person sitting in isolation for hours on end. But self-involved writers with complex relationships and a tendency to destroy the people around them? Now That’S cinematic. Such appears to be the argument of Listen Up Philip, a new indie film starring Jason Schwartzman as the titular angry author.
Listen Up Philip has its lead character about to release his second, sure-to-be-successful novel. He’s not a happy person, though, with a photographer girlfriend (Elisabeth Moss) that he doesn’t particularly like, and a total lack of desire to promote his own work. He accepts the invitation of his mentor Ike Zimmerman (Jonathan Pryce) to spend some time at an isolated summer home »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
Alexa here. Sweater and jacket weather is upon us, that brief time of year where I can pretend to be strolling through the Upper West Side autumns of Woody Allen, or imagine myself on the golden Central Park stroll of Harry and Sally. (My actual fall look is a bit more Julianne in Still Alice, but we can't all be slaves to fashion.) As I drag my wool and leather out of mothballs today, I thought I'd share some outerwear creations for men, inspired by some signature roles of the actors who wore them.
In Listen Up Philip, Jason Schwartzman plays a caustic, egotistical author who befriends his literary idol (Jonathan Pryce) and travels with him to his country retreat, fleeing his failing relationship with his girlfriend (Elisabeth Moss). The dark, Woody Allen–esque comedy premiered to rave reviews at Sundance this year, and it finally hits U.S. theaters October 17. Unfortunately, Moss and Schwartzman don't have the opportunity for too much adorable banter in the film, but thankfully, there's always real life for that. »
- Anna Silman
It was announced today the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) will award George Clooney with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards. Theo Kingma, President of the HFPA, saying, "The HFPA is honored to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera." The last five honorees included Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese. The 2015 Golden Globes will air live on January 11, 2015 at 5Pm Pst. »
- Brad Brevet
5th Update, Monday, 3:18 Pm: Screen Gems’ thriller No Good Deed fell right in line with other distribs’ estimates over the weekend to end the three-day at $24.2M, while Warner Bros./Alcon Entertainment’s Dolphin Tale 2 just fell short of $16M to gross a total cume of $15.8M; it was a softer-than-hoped-for opening for the sequel to the 2011 family film, which bowed to $19M on its way for a $95M worldwide haul). Chernin Entertainment’s crime drama The Drop ended the weekend at No. 6 for a $4.1M take or a respectable $5,000+ per screen for Fox Searchlight; it is James Gandolfini’s last film in release. The Identical dropped like a bomb in its second weekend (-75%) falling out of the Top 20 after a dismal opening. In fact, it’s even behind Woody Allen’s Magic In The Moonlight which is its eighth week of release. It was a very soft box office weekend overall, »
- Anita Busch
George Clooney is to receive the Cecil B DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globes.
The actor and filmmaker will be presented with the honour at the Los Angeles ceremony on Sunday, January 11.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) confirmed today (September 15) that Clooney will follow in the footsteps of recent recipients Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman and Robert De Niro.
Clooney is a four-time Golden Globe winner, and has received twelve nominations in nine different categories. His most recent win came for his on-screen performance in 2011's The Descendants.
Theo Kingma, President of the HFPA, said: "The HFPA is honoured to bestow the Cecil B DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera."
The award is given to "talented individuals who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment" and is named after the legendary director and producer. »
George Clooney will be honored with a prestigious award at the 72nd Golden Globes.
George Clooney has achieved enough for a lifetime, or at least that's what the Golden Globe Awards think.
The 53-year-old actor will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globes. The honorary award is given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment."
Photos: Fashions a the 2014 Golden Globes
The award was first given to one of the most successful filmmakers, Cecil B. Demille in 1952, when he was 70 years old. Since then, Hollywood legends like Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn have received the honor.
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So is Clooney too young for a lifetime achievement award? Well, he will »
Clooney was nominated for his first Golden Globe in 1996 for his performance as a doctor on medical drama ER. He later won Golden Globes for his performances in 2001’s O Brother, Where Art Thou?, 2006’s Syriana (this role also won him an Oscar), and 2011’s The Descendants.
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The multihyphenate and humanitarian activist will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) honour at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards on January 11, 2015.
The honour is presented each year to those “who have made an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.”
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
The three-time Golden Globe winner will be feted on January 11, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Clooney has a whopping 13 noms from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association under his belt, as well as Academy Awards for "Argo," which he produced, and his supporting turn in "Syriana." Earlier this year, he directed, starred in and produced -- via his company Smokehouse -- WWII caper "The Monuments Men" for Sony Pictures Classics. Among his upcoming roles in 2015 is the lead in the Coens' showbiz satire "Hail, Caesar!" Past recipients of the venerable Cecil B. DeMille prize include Woody Allen, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese. Golden Globe nominations will be announced December 11. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Philip is talented, successful, arrogant and kind of an asshole. However, when played by Jason Schwartzman, you'll still want to hang out with guy even if he drives you nuts. And that's the beauty of Alex Ross Perry's "Listen Up Philip," an acerbic, acidic look at creative types and their selfish obsessions. Joining Schwartzman is a great ensemble cast, including Elisabeth Moss as his slowly-losing-patience girlfriend, Jonathan Pryce as his Gore Vidal-like mentor, and Krysten Ritter, Eric Bogosian, Jess Weixler and Dree Hemingway, in a movie that we've loved to pieces. Our own review out of Sundance called it "riotously funny," while we logged the movie on our Best Films Of 2014 So Far and Best Films Of The 2014 Sundance Film Festival lists respectively. This new trailer highlights that, for all sourness of the main character, there is also a light, Woody Allen-esque tone as well. "Listen Up Philip" arrives on October 17th. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The actor-director-writer-producer will receive the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s career honor during the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards on January 11. George Clooney already has four Globes to his credit — all in different categories: Best Actor in a Drama for The Descendants (2011), Best Supporting Actor for Syriana (2005) and Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical for O Brother, Where Art Thou (2000). He also won for his breakout role in ER. “The HFPA is honored to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera,” said HFPA president Theo Kingma. Clooney most recently appeared in Gravity and The Monuments Men, the latter of which he also produced and directed. He next stars in Brad Bird’s sci-fi adventure Tomorrowland for Disney. Woody Allen received the 2014 honor. He was his typical no-show and his Annie Hall co-star Diane Keaton accepted for him. »
- The Deadline Team
The last few films that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival are starting to hit theaters as fall comes upon us, and one of those films is Listen Up Philip. The film comes from The Color Wheel director Alex Ross Perry and follows Jason Schwartzman as the snobby, prickish title character, an author on the verge of publishing his second novel, bound to be a success. But his crumbling relationship with his girlfriend (Elisabeth Moss) and a lack of interest in playing ball with his publisher puts him in a position to spend some time with his idol (Jonathan Pryce). But that might not be all it's cracked up to be. This film is like Woody Allen meets Wes Anderson, but far more raw and definitely worth checking out. Watch now! Here's the first trailer for Alex Ross Perry's Listen Up Philip, originally from Apple: Listen Up Philip »
- Ethan Anderton
George Clooney will be the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2015 Golden Globes, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Monday. "The HFPA is honored to bestow the Cecil B. DeMille Award to George Clooney to celebrate his outstanding contributions both in front of and behind the camera," said Theo Kingma, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, in a statement. Last year's recipient of the award, a lifetime achievement honor, was Woody Allen. Clooney last year was in the movie Gravity and also starred in and produced The Monuments Men. He will be
- THR Staff
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