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A new red-band clip from director John Wells’ adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Tracy Letts play August: Osage County has been released online, and it is very Nsfw. The story follows the women of a family whose lives have splintered in many directions until a crisis bring them back to their childhood home and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. This new clip is a nice showcase of the complicated and tense relationship between Meryl Streep’s pill-popping matriarch and Julia Roberts’ oldest daughter. As you can see, there’s not exactly a language filter in this family, and Roberts more than holds her own opposite Streep for the film’s runtime, turning in her best performance in years. Hit the jump to watch the new red-band clip, and click here to read Matt’s review from the Toronto International Film Festival. The film also stars Julianne Nicholson, Ewan McGregor, »
- Adam Chitwood
Weinstein Co's August: Osage County has a new red band clip up for their very-eagerly-anticipated release, starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham. The film helmed by John Wells from the play and script by Tracy Letts, opens on Christmas Day, and looks like another winner for the top tier distributor. August: Osage County tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. ] »
Catch an exclusive featurette from John Wells' John Wells August: Osage County. The incredible cast of the Weinstein Co release which opens on Christmas Day includes Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham. August: Osage County tells the dark, hilarious and deeply touching story of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose lives have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Midwest house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. »
To say the ensemble cast of the upcoming film “August: Osage County” is star-studded would be an understatement. A-listers like Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, and Chris Cooper, are usually names rattled off together by a presenter in an awards show. Yet, with 'August' they’re all there, and surprisingly, most of them had to audition. “We saw a lot of people audition that hadn’t auditioned in years,” casting director Kerry Barden said to Backstage, who worked on the project with his partner, Paul Schnee, of Barden/Schnee Casting. “It was one of those high-profile projects that a lot of movie stars were attracted to. There aren’t that many roles. It was a really exciting casting process for it.” Dermot Mulroney, who will next star as the lead in NBC’s new series “Crisis,” originally auditioned for the role of Bill Fordham (played by McGregor), but Barden »
Top 10 Duncan Bowles 4 Dec 2013 - 06:45
Duncan salutes his personal choice of the 2013 action movies that deserved just a little more love...
This article contains spoilers for each of the films mentioned. Not necessarily big ones, but you might want to steer clear of The World's End entry if you've not seen that.
2013 has been a great year for action. We’ve had multiple comic book heroes fighting it out on the big screen, with Thor and Iron Man continuing Marvel’s run of great movies, the return of the R-rated antics of Kick-Ass and at long last an F-bomb loaded, bloody incarnation of The Wolverine (though it’s worth pointing out that the unrated edition in the UK only comes with the 3D version of the home release, a trend I hope doesn’t continue).
From a sci-fi angle, we’ve had robots fighting monsters in Pacific Rim and »
Title: August: Osage County The Weinstein Company Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on RottenTomatoes.com Grade: B+ Director: John Wells Screenwriter: Tracy Letts, from Tracy Letts’ play Cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Juliette Lewis, Ewan McGregor, Abigail Breslin, Margo Martindale Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 11/4/13 Opens: December 25, 2013 Are you looking forward to a big Christmas dinner this month with your extended family? See “August: Osage County” and be prepared to curb your enthusiasm. In fact, after watching John Wells’ film adapted by Tulsa-born Tracy Letts from his three-hour Broadway play, you may just want to be alone on Christmas eve, enjoying a Big Mac, large fries, [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
‘Catching Fire’ box office: To surpass Iron Man 3 in North America? (photo: Sam Claflin as Finnick Odair in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’) Thanksgiving was celebrated this past week in the United States. Although the American economy remains in a seemingly never-ending rut, Lionsgate has much to be thankful for, financially speaking: on the weekend of November 29-December 1, 2013, Francis Lawrence’s $110-130 million-budgeted The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, and Liam Hemsworth, added another $74.5 million from 4,163 North American locations according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. Even if Lionsgate’s estimates are (once again) off by a couple of percentage points, that’s a remarkable hold for a sequel. In fact, Catching Fire was down only 53% compared to its first weekend, which included $25+ million from Thursday night and Friday midnight screenings. And let’s not forget that the Hunger Games sequel blew off »
- Zac Gille
The cast of John Wells' chilling portrait of an American family, August: Osage County, including Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, and Dermot Mulroney, gathered at Essex House New York on Central Park South during Thanksgiving week to celebrate the upcoming Christmas day Us release of their film. Sam Shepard, Ewan McGregor and Benedict Cumberbatch were conjured up by Meryl Streep. Julia Roberts got the parakeets and wanted to set straight her relationship with Dermot Mulroney on the set, while he spoke about a most memorable dinner scene and who has the best coffee.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Josh Brolin may have an Oscar nomination under his belt for Milk. He may have shared screen time with Denzel Washington, Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Penn, Kate Winslet, Ewan McGregor, and Jeff Bridges. He’s appeared in not one, but two Woody Allen movies (You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Melinda and Melinda) and even played President George W. Bush in W. No matter all he achieves in his cinematic career, Josh Brolin will most often – and most fondly – be remembered for his very first screen role.
In 1985, a 17-year-old Brolin who was then only known as the son of actor James Brolin, was cast in a family adventure film, The Goonies. His role as older brother Brandon “Brand” Walsh in the classic and much-loved film served as a career launching pad for Brolin, who stars in this week’s Oldboy and in the upcoming Labor Day.
- Rachel West
Burlesque, prostitutes, drugs, dance and poetry... Welcome to Baz Luhrmann's dizzying depiction of 19th century Paris, as seen through the eyes of Ewan McGregor's Christian, an impoverished English poet who dares to fall for Satine (the Oscar-nominated Nicole Kidman), the city's most sought-after courtesan. Dynamic, romantic, audacious and tragic; take your seats for a musical whirlwind that'll bring the house down. »
The 64-year-old said she enjoyed picking up the unhealthy habits when she began getting into the character of Violet Weston, reports contactmusic.com.
"(How did I prepare?) it was a lot of smoking and bad posture and staying up late drinking red wine with (actress) Margo (Martindale)," she said.
- Abhijeet Sen
Earlier this year it seemed as though we were reporting on cast shuffles and director changes every single day concerning Jane Got A Gun. The Natalie Portman starring western eventually settled down, and now we’ve been given a release date. The film, now directed by Gavin O’Connor, will be released on 29th August 2014. This means it will be going up against horrors The Loft and Jessabelle, so a decent western could be a nice change at the box-office.
Jane Got A Gun stars Portman as a woman who requires the help of an ex-lover after her husband returns home riddled with bullets with outlaws hot in pursuit. Joel Edgerton will play Portman’s ex-lover with Ewan McGregor on villain duties.
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- Luke Ryan Baldock
£7m tourism promotion deal would have been better spent backing local economy and film-makers, producer tells MSPs
• News: Disney retreats from 'glammed-up' Brave character redesign
A deal which saw £7m in public funding set aside to promote the Oscar-winning Disney-Pixar animation Brave may have hindered rather than helped Scotland's film industry, it has been claimed.
Scottish politicians heard yesterday that the cash might have been better used to boost infrastructure and local film-makers. Producer Gillian Berrie told MSPs the decision to plough money into a Hollywood movie had been a tough blow.
"Sadly, there is no film policy for Scotland at the moment, and there is such limited funding that the amount of projects and talent that can be developed is extremely limited as well," she told the Scotsman in an interview which followed her appearance at Holyrood.
"The Brave money was spent by »
- Ben Child
With more and more of our renowned British luvvies making the large leap across the pond to discover stardom in American film and television, it’s sometimes difficult to distinguish between who’s a Brit and who’s a Yank. Hugh Laurie’s American twang as temperamental Gregory House (M.D.) was so darn convincing that he even managed to fool the show’s own producers that he was American, after all.
But for every successful bilingual tale, there are those who don’t quite manage to master the correct inflections, and before you know it, we suddenly have a top 6 list of British actors wielding awful American accents…
This fantasy-drama from wacky old Tim Burton is actually a really decent and lovingly crafted film, with attractive visuals and an engaging and poignant story based around a fractured father/son relationship. McGregor plays the younger version »
- Steven Caine
Briefly: Relativity has announced and confirmed a release date for the film Jane Got a Gun, an action-western directed by Gavin O'Connor starring Natalie Portman. The production has been troubled, with big delays and creative issues with the previous director, Lynne Ramsay. Actors walked off of set, everything was temporarily shut down, but eventually they got a crew together to finish and filming wrapped. Despite all the troubles, Relativity Media is still planning to release the film and has officially set an August 29th, 2014 late summer release next year (same day as horrors The Loft & Jessabelle). Synopsis: A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him. Stay tuned for more. The film's main cast, under the direction of Gavin O'Connor (of Miracle, Warrior), includes: Ewan McGregor, Joel Edgerton, Rodrigo Santoro and Noah Emmerich. Originally this had Michael Fassbender, »
- Alex Billington
Expectations can be a bitch or a nice surprise when you’re out of synch with the conventional wisdom. Reviews out of the Toronto International Film Festival (including ours) might have led some to believe (myself included) that “August: Osage County” is shrill, pitched up to one volume and disjointed. While it’s unclear if it’s been through an editing process in the three months since the September festival circuit, the “August: Osage County” I saw last night was unexpectedly funny. This is pure Tracy Letts (the playwright who won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for ‘August’ onstage in 2008). A corrosive and toxic look at family, “August: Osage County” is unrelentingly dark, but it’s also a black comedy with the most delicious of evil barbs. Family is a four letter word? Hell, yes. The cast is heavyweight. Anchored by Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts, the film also stars Julianne Nicholson, »
- Rodrigo Perez
Gwyneth Paltrow blended in with a Christmas tree when she hosted a holiday-themed event with designer Matthew Williamson for Kids Company in London on Monday evening. The actress has temporarily moved back to England while she films her latest project, Mortdecai, in London alongside Johnny Depp and Ewan McGregor. Gwyneth has gotten a head start on Christmas, having helped unveil the holiday windows at the Printemps department store in Paris earlier this month. »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Almost miraculously given its troubled production history, Natalie Portman's "Jane Got a Gun" has been given a release date. The Gavin O'Connor-directed western, which also stars Joel Edgerton, Ewan McGregor and Noah Emmericah, has been slated to hit theaters on August 29, 2014, it was announced today. O'Connor ("Warrior") came aboard the project at the last minute after original director Lynne Ramsay ("We Need to Talk About Kevin") declined to show up for the first day of filming back in March. Early this month the film's producers (a group that includes Portman) filed a lawsuit against Ramsay which alleges, among other »
- HitFix Staff
With director John Wells and writer Tracy Letts’ “August: Osage County” release on the horizon, a steady promotional flow has in recent weeks heightened the star-studded film’s fan hype. To accompany tonight’s 10:00Pm Et Q&A live stream with Wells and Letts flanked by cast members including Meryl Streep, The Weinstein Company has released four teaser clips, all of them featuring the black-clad sarcastically funny and filter-less matriarch, Violet Weston, played by Meryl Streep. Adapted from Letts’ pulitzer prize winning play of the same name, “August: Osage County” tells the story of a shattered Osage County, Oklahoma family reeling from the sudden suicide of poet and alcoholic Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard) who in passing leaves behind the unraveling emotional turmoils of a family that has refused to see eye to eye for far too long. “August: Osage County” stars Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, »
- Ramzi De Coster
In anticipation of the December 25 release of “August: Osage County,” all those excited for the upcoming film will have the opportunity to live stream a post-screening Q&A at 10:00Pm Et with Meryl Streep, director John Wells, writer Tracy Letts and cast members Julianne Nicholson, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Chris Cooper and Dermot Mulroney. Adapted from Letts’ pulitzer prize winning play of the same name, “August: Osage County” tells the story of a shattered Osage County, Oklahoma family reeling from the sudden suicide of poet and alcoholic Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard) who in passing leaves behind the unraveling emotional turmoils of a family that has refused to see eye to eye for far too long. “August: Osage County” stars Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Abigail Breslin, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Margo Martindale, Dermot Mulroney, Julianne Nicholson, Sam Shepard and Misty Upham. It is also produced by George Clooney, »
- Ramzi De Coster
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