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You know the classic "Fashion Face-Off" and the kitschy "Streetwalker or Starlet." And now thanks to Jennifer Connelly, we have a new brand new game to add to the mix! Can you figure out if those are the Shelter star's nipples we see through the lace or just an awkward placement of embroidered flowers? At first glance, we thought we were looking at the unfortunate result of a cool breeze on the Noah actress's top half, but then we found several contradictions. First, it's way too hot inside a full leather dress for a case of the chilly tatas. But even so, leather is way too thick of a fabric for a nip-pop even if it was somehow freezing inside the style! And then »
Shoddy roof work caused Jennifer Connelly's NYC loft to leak like a sieve during a big rainstorm -- according to a new lawsuit -- but the roofers say Connelly's to blame.Connelly hired a construction company to make repairs to the roof of a loft apartment building she owns -- a refurbished 1860s warehouse. But according to the suit ... when a big storm hit in Oct. 2010, water from the rain started pouring into the building. »
- TMZ Staff
Actor Paul Bettany makes his directorial debut with Shelter, a drama about homeless junkies on the streets of New York starring his wife, Jennifer Connelly, and Anthony Mackie. Although Bettany references below Jerry Schatzberg’s classic Panic in Needle Park, he also emphasizes that his film moves far from those gritty New York streets of yore, finding an unexpectedly beautiful visual style to capture the life of a new generation of Gotham addicts. Shelter screens at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, September 12. Below, I talk with Bettany about cinematic inspirations, city moments and directing his wife. Filmmaker: There’s […] »
- Scott Macaulay
Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly have become so enamoured with Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård, they named their kid after him. Though having spent a short while in the company of the renowned performer, you can see why – as we interviewed Skarsgård about his latest picture, In Order of Disappearance.
Skarsgård discusses collaborating yet again with director Hans Petter Moland, and how beneficial it can be to work alongside somebody you know so well – something the actor has also achieved with Lars von Trier. We also discuss the blending of comedy and drama in the feature, the current prominence of Scandinavian cinema, and why Skarsgård enjoys moving between the aforementioned region, and the Us to make movies.
In Order of Disappearance is out on September 12th, and you can read our review of the film here.
The post The HeyUGuys Interview: Stellan Skarsgård on In Order of Disappearance appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
- Stefan Pape
Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie play very different unfortunates who find each other on the streets of New York in “Shelter,” the writing-directing debut of Connelly’s actor spouse, Paul Bettany. The latter fares better behind the camera than he does wielding the pen, as his sometimes over-stylized helming nonetheless renders mostly credible a somewhat overloaded screenplay. that could have partaken more of the virtue of simplicity. Home-format prospects look stronger than iffy theatrical ones.
Tahir (Mackie) is a Nigerian immigrant who survives by busking on his plastic-bucket drums. His visa has expired, but he’s not considered a “deportation priority.” Upon release after a minor arrest, he finds all his belongings have been stolen, and he initially follows junkie Hannah (Connelly) because he realizes she’s wearing his purloined jacket. But his gentlemanly behavior persuades her into a wary trust that turns into a kind of mutually beneficial partnership, »
- Dennis Harvey
Toronto — A story of love and survival set in places where the homeless seek refuge in New York City, Shelter throws Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie together as two very different kinds of people who come to rely on each other. The directing debut of Connelly's husband, actor Paul Bettany, the picture will sound to jaded observers like a project designed to win the actress another Oscar, especially after one hears how she has transformed her body physically, in the manner of so many awardees before her. But Shelter plays like something more sincere, an empathetic if imperfect attempt
- John DeFore
Paul Bettany has always been a stellar supporting actor. That’s not meant to disparage him, he’s just a gifted actor who’s sadly never been offered the chance to truly shine in a leading role. Taking charge of dodgy genre pics Legion and Priest seemed like a waste of his undisputed talent. Now, in what could be a reaction to shoddy gigs, the Brit has slipped behind the camera for his directorial debut, Shelter.
Set to debut next week at Tiff – like every other buzzy movie – the film has Bettany directing wife Jennifer Connelly for a gritty street-set New York tale. Connelly plays Hannah, a homeless woman living on the streets of New York who befriends another homeless chap, Tahir (Anthony Mackie). Their individual stories intertwine when they realize in order to survive in the elements they’ll need each other.
In anticipation of the movie’s premiere, »
- Gem Seddon
As detailed in fairly recent, candid interviews, Paul Bettany has been frustrated these last few years: the enormously talented British actor got stuck in poor Screen Gems actioners like "Legion" and "Priest," or in supporting starry flops like "The Tourist" or "Transcendence," with only the occasional "Margin Call" or "Blood" to remind us why we liked him so much in the first place. But he's finding his mojo once again: he's got another Johnny Depp team-up on the way next year with "Mortdecai," and after four voice-only credits in the Marvel movie universe, will appear in person as The Vision in next summer's mega-blockbuster "Avengers: Age Of Ultron." But first, he's about to show a whole new side by making his directorial debut at the Toronto International Film Festival with "Shelter." Starring Bettany's partner Jennifer Connelly and the great Anthony Mackie, it's an intriguing »
- Oliver Lyttelton
We’ve got a couple new posters to share. Here’s what’s coming at a glance: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 – We’ve seen two different sets of character posters for the third installment of the Hunger Games franchise (here and here), but neither included one for our heroine, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence). However, Lionsgate finally released one for The Girl on Fire. You can’t see her face in it, but it’s still something. Shelter – We’ve also got a new poster for Paul Bettany’s directorial debut, Shelter. This one stars Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie as two homeless people living on the streets of New York. It’s due to screen at Tiff on Friday, September 12th. Hit the jump to check out the new The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 poster as well as the one for Shelter. The Hunger Games: »
- Perri Nemiroff
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
Exclusive: In a bid to drive acquisitions, Toronto top brass are understood to be collaborating with select sales agents to allow festival staff and volunteers to attend four early-stage private buyers screenings.
Screendaily has learned the move is being orchestrated to replicate the buoyant atmosphere of public screenings in an effort to stir up sales.
The timing of the move is dictated by a growing recognition that most decision-makers at distribution companies will have left town by the time these films officially premiere in the second week, despite Toronto’s efforts to spread its riches across the duration of the festival.
That strategy was informed in part by the festival’s new and well documented policy of holding back until the second week premieres of anticipated films that will receive their actual world premiere in Telluride.
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Al Pacino (Heat) will be starting off the 2014 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival at Charity Gala on September 3rd with an intimate on-stage conversation; however, the Oscar-winner will not be alone as other celebrities will be descending upon the city. A much loved comedian will be honoured two days later as Bill Murray Day will see the screenings of Ghostbusters (1984), Stripes (1981) and Groundhog Day (1993) plus the World Premiere of his latest cinematic performance in St. Vincent Theodore Melfi where he portrays a boozing and gambling curmudgeon who establishes an unusual friendship with a newly transplanted 12 year old boy in Brooklyn.
Outside of Pacino and Murray, the festivities will include in-depth conversations with filmmakers David Thorpe, Julie Taymor, Antoine Fuqua and Jon Stewart; actors Robert Duvall, Denzel Washington, Reese Witherspoon, Richard Gere and Juliette Binoche; and journalists Maziar Bahari and Dan Savage. “The Mavericks programme offers Festivalgoers an exclusive »
- Trevor Hogg
According to the official synopsis, Hannah (Connelly) and Tahir (Mackie) come from two different worlds. But when their lives intersect, they’re at the same place: homeless on the streets of New York. How did they get there? As we learn about their past, we begin to understand that to have a future, they need each other. There are more than 50,000 homeless people living on the streets and in the shelters of New York City. To most of us they are nameless and faceless, and occasionally a nuisance. But every single person has a story. And Hannah and Tahir are no different. And theirs is a story of loss, love, hope and redemption.
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- Michelle McCue
Ruffalo ramps up the rumpled charm as Stephen Bloom, the coolest conman since Robert Redford, in a caper that makes me want to write my life the way Bloom writes his con games
Why I'd like to be Samuel L Jackson in Do The Right Thing
- Richard Trenholm
The Toronto International Film Festival announced more selections Tuesday for the upcoming 2014 edition of the annual awards season kick-off. The majority of the festival's program was announced last month, but this group includes intriguing world premieres from notable directors such as Todd McCarthy ("The Cobbler") and Gina Prince-Bythewood ("Beyond the Lights"). A number of the titles revealed have screened at other festivals including the underrated "Infinitely Polar Bear" and "Laggies" from Sundance as well as Cannes players "Two Days, One Night," "The Search" and "Clouds of Sils Maria." And yes, the presence of "Sils Maria," which is a favorite of this particular writer, means Kristen Stewart will likely hit one of the festival's many red carpets. As you'd expect for Toronto, the world premieres feature some big names including Josh Hutcherson and Benicio Del Toro in "Escobar: Paradise Lost," Jean Dujardin in "The Connection (La French)," Dustin Hoffman in "Boychoir, »
- Gregory Ellwood
This morning the Toronto Film Festival added several more films to their lineup including the world premiere of Thomas McCarthy's The Cobbler which stars Adam Sandler as a New York City cobbler who, disenchanted with the grind of daily life, stumbles upon a magical heirloom that allows him to step into the lives of his customers and see the world in a new way. The film co-stars Method Man, Ellen Barkin, Melonie Diaz, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi and Dustin Hoffman. Additionally, Sundance standouts Infinity Polar Bear and Laggies starring Keira Knightley and Chloe Grace Moretz were added to the Gala selection. Joining The Cobbler as new additions to the Special Presentations field include Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria starring Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche and Two Days, One Night from Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne and starring Marion Cotillard. Both films made a splash at Cannes earlier this year, »
- Brad Brevet
We’ve already brought you images from Boychoir, The Connection, Escobar: Paradise Lost, The Forger and The Cobbler, but with the Toronto International Festival’s September 4th start date fast approaching, there are even more brand new stills from the official selections hitting the web. Here’s what we got for you now: Cake (Directed by Daniel Barnz) starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, William H. Macy, Felicity Huffman and Sam Worthington. Black and White (Directed by Mike Binder) starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Anthony Mackie and Jennifer Ehle. Bang Bang Baby (Directed by Jeffrey St. Jules) starring Jane Levy, Justin Chatwin, Peter Stormare and David Reale Shelter (Directed by Paul Bettany) starring Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie. Hit the jump to check out the images and synopses. The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4 – 14th. Cake While struggling with her own trauma, a woman in a chronic-pain support group »
- Perri Nemiroff
The 2014 Toronto Film Festival, which begins Sept. 4, added seven Galas and 17 Special Presentations to its lineup, including a semi-serious Adam Sandler project from Tom McCarthy, the director of The Station Agent and The Visitor. In The Cobbler, Sandler plays a man who has the unique ability to walk in his customers’ shoes. The movie features Dustin Hoffman, who also stars in Boychoir, François Girard’s tale of an orphan’s steep learning curve at a prestigious music school. In Welcome to Me, Kristen Wiig plays a mentally unstable woman who wins the lottery and decides to sink her winnings into a talk show. »
- Jeff Labrecque
Expect to see a bevy of stars on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival this September. Today, more Gala and Special Presentation titles were announced, with some star-studded projects in the mix. Now, Escobar: Paradise Lost, starring Benicio del Toro as the infamous drug lord, will have its world premiere at Tiff, as will The Forger, with John Travolta, Christopher Plummer and Tye Sheridan.
Other promising projects newly announced to be screening at Tiff are Win Win director Thomas McCarthy’s The Cobbler, which finds Adam Sandler taking on a rare dramatic role; Clouds of Sils Maria, which stars Juliette Binoche as an aging actress who confronts the young starlet (Chloe Grace Moretz) taking on the role that made her famous decades earlier; and Gemma Bovery, starring Gemma Arterton as the sensual object of a French food critic’s affection. Check out the full list of new »
- Isaac Feldberg
An orphaned 12-year-old boy is sent to prestigious music school where he struggles to join an elite group of world-class singers. No one expects this rebellious loner to succeed, least of all the school’s relentlessly-tough conductor who wages a battle of wills to bring out the boy’s extraordinary musical gift. Starring Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Josh Lucas, Kevin McHale, Eddie Izzard, Debra Winger and Garrett Wareing.
Marseille, 1975. Pierre Michel, a young police magistrate with a wife and children, has just been transferred to help crack down on the city’s organized crime. He decides to take on the French Connection, a Mafia-run operation that exports heroin all over the world. »
- Mike Fleming Jr
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