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Aloft – The Review

16 July 2015 7:55 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

During the dog days of Summer, film fans may feel that they’re on an endless Hollywood highway with exits to “sequel city” and “superhero central”. But for those with a quick eye, they can break away from the express lanes and venture down an offshoot rarely used this time of year. Lets call it “art house road”, which also has its share of off ramps. We’ve got the foreign films, the feature documentaries, and the low, low-budget indies. Many of these examples of cinema made their debuts in the film festival circuit. Some are quirky whimsical comedies that often grab a fervent “cult” audience. This is new film is at the opposite end of the spectrum. It’s moody, somber, dark and attempts to comment on humanity, or the lack of such in the world. And occasionally “name” actors will be involved, telling the press that it was »

- Jim Batts

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The Conversation: 2015’s Top 10 Theatrical Releases So Far…

6 July 2015 2:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

With the first half of 2015 officially coming to a close, it’s time for our mid-year list of best theatrical releases. As seems to be the trend, a bulk of these titles were selections premiering in the late fall circuit of 2014, a move sometimes granting offbeat art-house selections a bit more breathing room (though not always). Here’s a glance at what represents the best of the year thus far, including two directorial debuts, one posthumous work, and one studio feature:

10. The Salt of the Earth – Dir. Wim Wenders & Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

Premiering at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, German auteur Wim Wenders explores the prolific career of Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado, here with the help of his son, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado serving as co-director. Known for capturing catastrophic events in striking fashion, the documentary finds the artist in search of something positive after decades documenting human nature at its worst. »

- Nicholas Bell

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Jennifer Connelly Bio

5 July 2015 2:41 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Jennifer Connelly (December 12, 1970) is an American actress. After starting off as a child model, Connelly worked her way into film. Since then, she has won many awards for her acting, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a BAFTA Award. She is most well known for her work in Requiem for […]

The post Jennifer Connelly Bio appeared first on uInterview. »

- Ryan McDonnell

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Charles Darwin Movie in the Works at Disney

23 June 2015 11:59 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Disney has launched development on a Charles Darwin movie with Stephen Gaghan on board to direct from his own screenplay.

The studio acquired an untitled pitch from Gaghan, whose credits include writing the Oscar-winning “Traffic” and directing “Syriana” from his own script. Gaghan is in pre-production to direct Black Bear Pictures’ mining drama “Gold,” starring Matthew McConaughey.

Darwin, the English naturalist and geologist, established that all species of life have descended from common ancestors in his 1859 book “On the Origin of Species.”

Jeremy Thomas produced a Darwin movie, 2009’s “Creation,” starring real-life spouses Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany. That film, directed by Jon Amiel, focused on Darwin and his family as he struggled to finish “On the Origin of Species.”

The screenplay was written by John Collee based on the biography “Annie’s Box,” written by Randal Keynes, Darwin’s great-great grandson. “Creation” grossed less than $1 million worldwide.

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- Dave McNary

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Jeff Bridges, Olivia Munn, Adrian Grenier Join Sierra Club’s New Arts & Entertainment Council

23 June 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jeff Bridges, Olivia Munn and “Entourage” star Adrian Grenier are among the inaugural class tapped for the Sierra Club’s arts and entertainment council — a network of Hollywood talent and execs.

The grassroots environmental organization formed the council to raise awareness and finance future campaigns. The group has set a goal to eliminate fossil fuels and achieve a clean energy economy by 2050.

“We’re very fortunate when our entertainment partners are able to shine their powerful spotlight on our work to explore, enjoy and protect the planet,” said Melissa Sun, Sierra Club’s director of entertainment partnerships. “Whether they want to help get kids and veterans outdoors or combat climate change, we collaborate to ensure that moment makes an impact.”

Other notable names include filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, Jennifer Connelly and noted actress and activist Susan Sarandon.

Complete list of members:

Adam Gardner

Adrian Grenier

Amber Valetta

Andrew Reich

Ariel Schulman »

- Seth Kelley

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Jeff Bridges, Olivia Munn, Adrian Grenier Join Sierra Club’s New Arts & Entertainment Council

23 June 2015 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jeff Bridges, Olivia Munn and “Entourage” star Adrian Grenier are among the inaugural class tapped for the Sierra Club’s arts and entertainment council — a network of Hollywood talent and execs.

The grassroots environmental organization formed the council to raise awareness and finance future campaigns. The group has set a goal to eliminate fossil fuels and achieve a clean energy economy by 2050.

“We’re very fortunate when our entertainment partners are able to shine their powerful spotlight on our work to explore, enjoy and protect the planet,” said Melissa Sun, Sierra Club’s director of entertainment partnerships. “Whether they want to help get kids and veterans outdoors or combat climate change, we collaborate to ensure that moment makes an impact.”

Other notable names include filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, Jennifer Connelly and noted actress and activist Susan Sarandon.

Complete list of members:

Adam Gardner

Adrian Grenier

Amber Valetta

Andrew Reich

Ariel Schulman »

- Seth Kelley

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Ewan McGregor admits he is not a 'Star Wars' fanatic

21 June 2015 5:48 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Edinburgh: Scottish actor gives talk about 22-year acting career including new role as Jesus in Last Days In The Desert.

Ewan McGregor revealed to an audience at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) on Sunday that he would be willing to reprise the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi to tell the story of Stars Wars between A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back should Disney ever wish to do so.

The comments came during an on-stage interview in which the Scottish star looked back over the highlights of his career thus far and chose his words carefully on the subject of the forthcoming Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

The actor seemed not to be the most rabid of fanboys and declared: “I’m not a fanatical person.”

Still, he said he was impressed by the trailer - “It looks like [Jj Abrams] he absolutely nailed it” - except for the lightsaber’s updated design. 

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- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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David Bowie is a God (on Film)

15 June 2015 8:45 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

David Bowie has never played an actual deity on film, although as Pontius Pilate in The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), he does get to hang out with Jesus for approximately three minutes. This fact seems almost surprising, considering how his musical personas often have the tinge of a messiah, from the alien Ziggy Stardust, the schizophrenic Aladdin Sane to the “Aryan superman,” The Thin White Duke. David Bowie on celluloid is nevertheless godlike, even when the word itself is never spoken out loud. Strangers from strange lands, Thomas Jerome Newton in The Man who Fell to Earth (1976), Jack Celliers in Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) and Jareth in Labyrinth (1986) all have a divine quality that inspires almost cultish behaviors from those around them.

David Bowie’s characters in the three films are introduced in ways that accentuate their status as the Other. In Man, Thomas is an alien from another planet. »

- Phuong Le

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Peter Dinklage's 13 Best Non-'Game of Thrones' TV Performances, Ranked

11 June 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

13. "Nip/Tuck" (2006): Marlowe Sawyer Why is this at the bottom of the list? Mostly because we can't say we're Ryan Murphy fans. According to Wikipedia, the character Dinklage played in seven episodes of the 2003-2010 plastic surgery soap had an affair with a married woman, asked for leg surgery so he could be tall enough for her, and then "left during a hurricane in Miami to have a nice long vacation in Italy." No. We don't get it either.   12. "The $treet" (2001): Little Person In a cast of ‘90s era all-stars like Tom Everett Scott, Adam Goldberg and Giancarlo Esposito (plus Jennifer Connelly!), Dinklage wasn't even on the radar as an "up-and-comer." Sadly, he was instead being cast because of his height, an especially frustrating occurrence for shows like "The $treet," where his two-line part didn't merit a name in the credits other than "little person." Dinklage is adequately »

- Liz Shannon Miller and Ben Travers

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Peter Dinklage's 13 Best Non-'Game of Thrones' TV Performances, Ranked

11 June 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

13. "Nip/Tuck" (2006): Marlowe Sawyer Why is this at the bottom of the list? Mostly because we can't say we're Ryan Murphy fans. According to Wikipedia, the character Dinklage played in seven episodes of the 2003-2010 plastic surgery soap had an affair with a married woman, asked for leg surgery so he could be tall enough for her, and then "left during a hurricane in Miami to have a nice long vacation in Italy." No. We don't get it either.   12. "The $treet" (2001): Little Person In a cast of ‘90s era all-stars like Tom Everett Scott, Adam Goldberg and Giancarlo Esposito (plus Jennifer Connelly!), Dinklage wasn't even on the radar as an "up-and-comer." Sadly, he was instead being cast because of his height, an especially frustrating occurrence for shows like "The $treet," where his two-line part didn't merit a name in the credits other than "little person." Dinklage is adequately »

- Liz Shannon Miller and Ben Travers

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Svensk closes deals on nine Cannes titles

2 June 2015 10:20 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Films include Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut, biopic Callas starring Noomi Rapace and Nick Park animation Early Man.

Swedish major Svensk Filmindustri has closed deals on nine films following discussions at Cannes’ Marché du Film for Scandinavian release.

From Cornerstone, head of acquisitions Robert Enmark signed for Swiss director Vincent Pérez’s Alone in Berlin, based on German author Hans Fallada’s 1947 classic, with Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Brühl and Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt in the leads.

Set in 1940, the film follows a working class couple taking action against the Nazi regime, after their son is killed in the war.

From Lakeshore, Svensk picked up Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut, American Pastoral, adapted from Us author Philip Roth’s Pulitzer-winning 1998 novel.

McGregor will also star alongside Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning in the story of a successful businessman, married to a former beauty queen, whose life falls apart when his daughter becomes a revolutionary.

Svensk closed »

- jornrossing@aol.com (Jorn Rossing Jensen)

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Jennifer Connelly's Daughter, 3, Prefers Iron Man Over Dad's Avengers Role—Watch the Star's Hilarious Impression!

27 May 2015 1:17 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Jennifer Connelly and British actor Paul Bettany's 3-year-old daughter, Agnes Lark, is not very impressed that her dad is an Avengers superhero. She is, however, quite enamored with another one. The 44-year-old actress made her comments in an recent interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, three weeks after the release of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Bettany, also 44, plays the android The Vision, marking the first time he appears in person in a Marvel film. He also provides the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S., the A.I. assistant of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, a role he also portrays in all three Iron Man films and the first Avengers movie. Connelly and Bettany are also parents to son Stellan, »

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'A Beautiful Mind' Stars React to Taxi Crash Deaths of John and Alicia Nash

25 May 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash, 86, and his wife Alicia Nash, 82 -- both subjects of the Oscar-winning movie "A Beautiful Mind" -- died Saturday, May 23 in a car crash in New Jersey. According to State Police, the taxi they were in lost control when trying to pass another car; it crashed into the guard rail and the Nashes were ejected from the taxi and pronounced dead at the scene.

Alicia was credited with saving John during his battle with schizophrenia, which was chronicled in Sylvia Nasar's biography "A Beautiful Mind" and adapted in the movie. The 2001 film was accused of revising history, but won Academy Awards for Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Jennifer Connelly; and Best Adapted Screenplay. Russell Crowe was nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role for playing John Nash.

Crowe reacted to the news of the Nashes' deaths in two tweets:

Stunned. »

- Gina Carbone

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Beautiful Mind Mathematician John Nash Killed in Taxi Crash

25 May 2015 3:14 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr, subject of the 2001 Oscar-winning film "A Beautiful Mind," and his wife Alicia Nash were both killed Saturday when their taxi crashed on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86 and she was 82 years old. John and Alicia were passengers in a Ford Crown Victoria taxi when their vehicle attempted to pass a Chrysler and hit a guardrail. They were both ejected from the vehicle. The taxi driver sustained non life-threatening injuries, and the driver of the other vehicle was treated for back and neck injuries. John was an instructor at MIT and earned the Nobel Prize in economics in 1994 for his work in game theory, sharing the award with two other mathematicians. He was born in Bluefield, West Virginia and attended Princeton University. John and Alicia married in 1957 and had a son, John. The couple divorced in 1963 but remained close before remarrying in 2001. John »

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John and Alicia Nash, subjects of 2001's 'A Beautiful Mind,' killed in auto accident

24 May 2015 11:49 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Mathematician John Nash and his wife Alicia, subjects of the Oscar-winning 2001 film "A Beautiful Mind," were killed in a New Jersey automobile accident Sunday. They were 86 and 82 respectively. The car reportedly crashed into the guard rail, and the couple was ejected from the vehicle. They were pronounced dead at the scene. Rip Brilliant #NobelPrize winning John Nash & and his remarkable wife Alicia. It was an honor telling part of their story #ABeautifulMind — Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) May 24, 2015 The Nashes were portrayed by Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly in Ron Howard's film. Connelly won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar while the film also won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. "This is a great loss," Connelly said in a statement. "John and Alicia Nash were an inspiration and I have deep admiration for all that they accomplished in their lives. My thoughts are with their family." Nash is renowned »

- Kristopher Tapley

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John Nash, 'Beautiful Mind' Mathematician, Dead at 86

24 May 2015 8:01 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

John Forbes Nash Jr., a Nobel Prize-winning mathematician and inspiration for A Beautiful Mind, died in a May 23rd car accident that also took the life of his wife Alicia. John Nash was 86 and Alicia Nash was 82. Nash's struggle with paranoid schizophrenia, as well as his wife's fortitude in confronting the disorder, was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film.

According to NJ.com, the Nashes were in the backseat of a taxi driving southbound on the New Jersey Turnpike Saturday when the driver lost control of the taxi and crashed into the guardrail, »

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John Nash, ‘A Beautiful Mind’ Mathematician, Dies in Car Crash

24 May 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

John Nash, the Princeton University mathematician whose brilliance and mental health struggles inspired the Oscar-winning film “A Beautiful Mind,” died in a car crash in New Jersey on Saturday.

He was 86. Nash’s 82-year old wife, Alicia Nash, also died after a taxi that they were riding in crashed into a guard rail. A spokesman for the New Jersey state police did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but multiple reports state the Nashs were not wearing seat belts and were ejected from the car.

The movie’s director, Ron Howard, tweeted, “Rip Brilliant #NobelPrize winning John Nash & and his remarkable wife Alicia. It was an honor telling part of their story  #ABeautifulMind.”

Nash’s work in game theory, differential geometry, and other mathematical research were influential in economic, artificial intelligence, computer technology and a number of other fields. He shared the 1994 Nobel Prize for his work in »

- Brent Lang

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Drive-In Dust Offs: Deep Red

23 May 2015 11:53 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

My first foray into Italian horror was Lucio Fulci’s Zombie (1980), seen as a delightfully repulsed 10 year old. However, Dario Argento’s Deep Red (Profondo Rosso if you’re Italian) was the first Italian horror film that actually intrigued me; same age, but very different feelings. The repulsion was there, that base fear, but set within a framework of beautifully rendered images. I didn’t know much about art, but it felt like that’s what I was watching.

Released in March of 1975, Deep Red was the latest thriller from Argento in the giallo style; an Italian term which has generally become  known to mean a gruesome, lurid detective story; so called due to the fact that the original Italian pulp novels a lot of these stories pay homage to were written on yellow, or giallo, paper. Argento was already making a name for himself worldwide with previous efforts in »

- Scott Drebit

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Faith-Healing Drama Aloft Is a Little Humorless, But I Liked It Anyway

22 May 2015 11:43 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In the opening scenes of the brooding Aloft, a young boy carrying a falcon rushes along with his mom (Jennifer Connelly) across a bleak, frozen stretch of road in the Arctic, on their way to see a mysterious faith healer. We don’t know what era we’re in, or who exactly these people are. Director Claudia Llosa doesn’t like to answer a lot of questions about her characters — which can be maddening, especially when they’re doing portentous, symbolic things like walking around with falcons and waiting in line to see Arctic faith healers.The story is certainly strange. Connelly's character Nana is a single, working-class mother desperately seeking a solution for her youngest child Gully (Winta McGrath), who suffers from a brain tumor, while also dealing with her precocious, restless older son Ivan (Zen McGrath). When she drags her kids to that aforementioned faith healer (William Shimell »

- Bilge Ebiri

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Jennifer Connelly & Cillian Murphy Go ‘Aloft’ – Specialty Box Office Preview

21 May 2015 3:33 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

As distributors digest the latest films at the Cannes Film Festival that will likely make their way to this side of the Atlantic one way or another, a new slate of specialty newcomers are making their way to theaters for the Memorial Day weekend. The summer crowds will no doubt flock to Tomorrowland and Poltergeist — at least relatively speaking — though counter options are out there. Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy and Mélanie Laurent star in Sony Pictures Classics’ Alo… »

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