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Lionsgate released their new romantic/drama film, "The Age of Adaline," into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews have been turned in from the top, major movie critics. It turns out that about half of them liked it, which is better than nothing I guess. It got a mixed 51 score out of a possible 100 across 30 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Harrison Ford, Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew and Michiel Huisman. We've supplied blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Matt Zoller Seitz from RogerEbert.com, gave it a decent 75 grade, stating: " Ford's voice — always deep, lowered an octave by age and one more by William's longing — is even more powerful. This is Ford's best performance since "The Fugitive," maybe since "Witness." Kyle Smith over at the New York Post, gave it a 75 grade ,saying: " The film is as tender and endearing as a lamb, »
- Andre Braddox
Join the fiery discussion going on right now in our infamous message boards where Hollywood stars, directors, execs and other honchos hide behind cyber-nicknames. Sample comments below with links to those hot threads. See more here. -Break- Your one magic Oscar wish to finally win - Click here to join our forums chat 24Emmy: I'd use my magic wish for my favorite actor, Harrison Ford. He has delivered two of the most iconic characters in the medium in Indiana Jones and Han Solo. He's an awesome action star and his legacy reaches outside those franchises with hits such as Air Force One and The Fugitive. Is there another actor who you never see with the title 'Academy Award nominee'? Nobody seems to remember he was nominated for Witness. I thought he delivered a knockout supporting turn in 2013's 42. RobertPius: Glenn Close. She's had so many nominations and I think in »
Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we’ve got a few new stills from December’s hugely-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which give us another look at Daisy Ridley’s Rey and new droid Bb-8, as well as a shot of J.J. Abrams directing the British actresss…
See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens here
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is set for release on December 18th 2015 and sees returning stars Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3Po), Kenny Baker (R2-D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) joined by Adam Driver (Girls), Oscar Isaac (A Most Violent Year), Andy Serkis (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Domhnall Gleeson (Ex Machina), John Boyega (Attack the Block), Daisy Ridley (Silent Witness), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), Miltos Yerolemou (Game of Thrones), Max von Sydow »
- Gary Collinson
“Furious 7″ still has plenty of gas in the tank, as the tentpole’s poised to win its fourth straight weekend at the U.S. box office with about $16 million, according to early Friday estimates.
If “Furious 7″ can maintain its lead this weekend, it will become the first film to launch with four consecutive victories at the U.S. box office since Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games” in 2012. Marvel/Disney’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” had four straight wins last summer domestically but in its fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh weekends in release.
- Dave McNary
Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson on the Oscars' Red Carpet Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson at the Academy Awards Eli Wallach and wife Anne Jackson are seen above arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, held on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. The 95-year-old Wallach had received an Honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards in November 2010. See also: "Doris Day Inexplicably Snubbed by Academy," "Maureen O'Hara Honorary Oscar," "Honorary Oscars: Mary Pickford, Greta Garbo Among Rare Women Recipients," and "Hayao Miyazaki Getting Honorary Oscar." Delayed film debut The Actors Studio-trained Eli Wallach was to have made his film debut in Fred Zinnemann's Academy Award-winning 1953 blockbuster From Here to Eternity. Ultimately, however, Frank Sinatra – then a has-been following a string of box office duds – was cast for a pittance, getting beaten to a pulp by a pre-stardom Ernest Borgnine. For his bloodied efforts, Sinatra went on »
- D. Zhea
Lionsgate’s “Age of Adaline” has opened respectably with $575,000 in Thursday night preview showings at 2,100 U.S. theaters.
Screenings began at 7 p.m. for the romantic fantasy starring Blake Lively, which is expanding to 2,991 locations this weekend. Recent forecasts have pegged it at about $12 million.
Lively stars as a woman who stops aging after an auto accident. Michiel Huisman stars as the love interest along with Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew, Harrison Ford and Ellen Burstyn. Critics have been split on “Adaline,” which has a 54% “fresh” rating on the Rotten Tomatoes site.
“Adaline” carries a pricetag of $30 million and is also backed by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Lakeshore Entertainment. It’s the only new wide release this weekend, which will probably be led by Universal’s fourth weekend of “Furious 7″ at around $15 million.
“Furious 7″ crossed the $300 million mark on Wednesday, becoming the 50th title to hit that milestone. It »
- Dave McNary
One of the films going into wide release, over in the Us, is The Age of Adaline, a romantic drama about an immortal woman who may start aging again for the man she loves (which sounds a bit like Spring, but with less tentacles...). In the film, the father of that man is played by Harrison Ford, so what a splendid opportunity to dedicate this week's quiz to him! Of course, being in The Age of Adaline hardly was what was on everyone's mind this week regarding Harrison Ford. His brief appearance in the trailer for the new Star Wars film The Force Awakens warmed the heart of many a fan. Because let's face it: he is the scoundrel who shoots first, the man with...
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Before the deluge of summer blockbusters – superhero, sci-fi, and otherwise – hit theatres, this week’s film slate asks us to remember the meat and potatoes of cinema going.
Yes, we’re back in drama territory with two new releases this week.
Get your Harrison Ford fix with this weekend’s The Age of Adaline, a romance in the same vein as Tuck Everlastingor The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Throughout the film, Adaline (“Gossip Girl”’s Blake Lively), who discovers that she’s immortal, struggles with love and loss while she remains ageless. Canadian actor Anthony Ingruber, Harrison Ford, and Michiel Huisman also star.
Russell Crowe returns to his native Australia for his directorial debut, The Water Diviner. The film follows an Australian farmer (Crowe) who travels to Turkey after the First World War in search of his sons who went missing in the Battle of Gallipoli. Jai Courtney (Divergent »
- Cineplex Entertainment
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, April 24. [Synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.] Wide The Age of Adaline Director: Lee Toland Krieger Cast: Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn, Harrison Ford, Amanda Crew, Richard Harmon, Michiel Huisman Synopsis: "After 29-year-old Adaline recovers from a nearly lethal accident, she inexplicably stops growing older. As the years stretch on and on, Adaline keeps her secret to herself -- till she meets a man who changes her life." Criticwire Grade Average: B- (10 reviews) Little Boy Director: Alejandro Gomez Monteverde Cast: Emily Watson, David Henrie, Kevin James, Michael Rapaport, Ted Levine, Tom Wilkinson, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Abraham Benrubi, Ben Chaplin, Ali Landry, Toby Huss, Kelly Greyson Synopsis: "A young American boy tries to bring his father back from World War II." Criticwire Grade Average: C- (6 reviews) The Water »
- Steve Greene
In this weekend's The Age of Adaline, Blake Lively plays an ageless woman, but she's not the only star who gets a fake fountain of youth treatment. Harrison Ford plays an old friend of Adaline's, and when we flash back to the younger version of his character, William, meeting Adaline, you'll swear it's really Harrison Ford 40 years ago. But it's not - it's up-and-coming star Anthony Ingruber, who looks and sounds so much like Ford it's mind-boggling. Turns out, Ingruber has been doing impressions of celebrities on YouTube for years, not limited to just Ford. Here's what you need to know about the Harrison Ford sound-alike and the videos you need to see. »
Chicago – “The Age of Adaline” is a beautifully shot featherweight fantasy that remains charming as long as you don’t think about it too hard, or at all. At one point one character asks another why he loves Adaline, and he replies “because she makes no sense.” The same could be said for this movie.
It doesn’t make a lick of sense but I enjoyed it and it’s intoxicating in its own way. It goes down easy like a good “Manhattan” or some other vintage cordial of the era.
Blake Lively stars as Adaline, a pretty young woman who has a Zelig-like quality of being involved in just about every major event to happen in San Francisco in the first half of the 20th century. She’s born just after the great earthquake after all, on new years eve and gets herself into the movies when Thomas Edison »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Anyone who has been to a Star Wars convention will know there are always eye-catching cosplay costumes on display, but what happened when a guy went to a recent event dressed as a bikini-clad Princess Leia?
David from Comedy Central's @midnight programme made quite the impression on fellow fans at Anaheim's Star Wars Celebration earlier this month, when he recreated Carrie Fisher's iconic look from Return of the Jedi.
"No-one here is a bigger Princess Leia fan than me," he said, arriving at the event.
He then proceeded to ask various attendees for their verdict on his outfit, and it's safe to say he got a rather mixed response. But come on - who actually prefers Jar Jar Binks to Leia?
However, he saved the best for last when he bumped into a woman who had come to the convention dressed as Han Solo. May the force be with them! »
Eternal life and eternal youth are two things the world, but particularly America, are infatuated with. People swallow handfuls of vitamins, eat the greenest of foods, and do a tremendous amount of exercise in order to stay in top physical condition to live a longer life. Medical advancements are such that lifespans have grown by decades. In terms of youth, people lather their faces with creams and lotions or just surgically alter their faces in order to look like they are still in "the prime of their life." Of course, these things end up being frivolous. Everyone ends up the same way. Dead. What if someone did have eternal life and was eternally young thoughc How would this person be able to justify it to anyone, form relationships with people, or just not be seen as a freakc The Age of Adaline looks to wrestle with these potentially very interesting questions. »
- Mike Shutt
The Age of Adaline walks the fine line between affecting and schmaltz. It never tips over into eye-rolling melodrama – and that can all be accredited to filmmaker Lee Toland Krieger (The Vicious Kind, Celeste and Jesse are Forever). There’s a determined quality to the shot selection, an almost arm’s length remove to the emotional beats of the picture that lends itself to combating its more saccharine impulses. Adaline, for the most part, is a completely internal film. The film’s central conflict lies on the decision of whether immortal Adaline (Blake Lively) should allow herself to fall in love with a mortal (Michiel Huisman), knowing full-well what the ravages of time will do to him and not to her. Through a well-deployed omniscient narrator and cleverly intermingled flashbacks, Krieger is able to visually & verbally explain the struggles that occur within his lead’s mind. It’s a nifty »
- Tommy Cook
The idea of immortality and the conflict it represents is a theme in literature and art dating back to the dawn of man. Since the invention of movies, immortality has played a role in stories that have had a lasting impact on audiences. This week marks the release of a new film about the subject, The Age Of Adaline starring Blake Lively and Harrison Ford. In honor of the film, we have gone back and looked at immortality in film and tallied our top ten characters who cannot die. Whether they »
- Alex Maidy
The Age of Adaline is based on the improbable premise that a casting director would expect Blake Lively to play a character wise beyond her years. With a limited film resume mostly spent playing arm candy in dude-driven action flicks, pitching The Age of Adaline makes Lively’s starring dramatic presence a tougher sell than the film’s own romantic fable story. But The Age of Adaline is a smarter beast than its gooey exterior lets on, and its precise use of performers, genre tropes, and aesthetics makes it a pleasantly surprising blend of old and new school fairy tale.
Making no bones about its melodramatic intentions, The Age of Adaline operates with restrained but omnipresent emotionality at all times. For a film that’s really more of a character study than a sweeping epic, The Age of Adaline’s biggest, constant risk is assuming the audience will go along with its somberly operatic tone, »
- Sam Woolf
What would you do if life stood still? Now I’m not talking about the world continually frozen, like a projector stuck on one frame of film (maybe a better modern analogy would be a DVD unable to move past an image, perhaps with that annoying “buffer circle” spinning). I mean what if you, yourself, never changed and remained your current age forever. No wrinkles, no grey hairs, and no internal breakdowns (the plumbing works fine, muscles and joints in great shape). That’s been one of the major benefits of vampirism (like the eternal ten-year old Kirsten Dunst in Interview With The Vampire), a theme of fairy tales (Sleeping Beauty), and science fiction (The Man Who Cheated Death, the Cocoon flicks). Now comes a film that plays with that notion in a more modern, realistic fashion. Call it a modern romantic fable, or the ultimate May-December love story. Or »
- Jim Batts
For a guy who is still recovering from crashing a plane on a golf course, Harrison Ford is having a pretty solid week. His latest movie, Age of Adaline hits theaters this weekend, and just a few days ago we got our first look at the 72-year-old actor returning to one of his most beloved roles, as we saw him show up, with Chewbacca in tow, at the end of the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. Riding high on this wave of nostalgia and the chills that moment sent down our spine, as well as the fact that he has a new movie on the way, this seems like a perfect time to countdown our favorite roles of Harrison Ford.s career. With a resume as long and distinguished as his, this is no easy task, but we.ve wracked our brains and come up with what »
After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reignites her passion for life and romance. When a weekend with his parents (Harrison Ford and Kathy Baker) threatens to uncover the truth, Adaline makes a decision that will change her life forever.
- Gary Collinson
The Unpopular Opinion is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer Hated, but that the majority of film fans Loved, or that the writer Loved, but that most others Loathed. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****Some Spoilers Ensue**** With the reveal of the new teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens last week, a wave of nostalgia came over me. Seeing Harrison Ford back in action as Han Solo »
- Alex Maidy
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