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Love According to 21st Century Movies

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Love is a many-splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love!” so says Ewan McGregor in Baz Luhrmann’s classic romantic tragedy, Moulin Rouge!

It’s a thought that has persisted in cinema for well over a century. Love is what motivates characters; it’s a dream they want to realize, a reality they have to face, the content of their musings in their nightly diary entries.

Decades of cinema have seen the nature of other genres completely overturned. More and more, horrors are gearing towards high-concept supernatural thrillers over human killers; comedies are willing to get raunchier, with a whole lot more swearing; action movies are only too eager to show off brutal set-pieces; and comic book movies and sci-fi films have the effects capable of making the unreal real.

But romance? How much has that changed? And how much do we really want it to? »

- Kenji Lloyd

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EW's Brave New Warriors Comic-Con panel: Stars share the complications of playing leading men

25 July 2014 2:54 PM, PDT | - PopWatch | See recent - PopWatch news »

You have to be a pretty brave guy to battle a headless horsemen, or a bike gang, or Nazi Germany and the crazy crowds at Comic-Con. But on Friday afternoon at EW’s Brave New Warriors panel, hosted by our very own Darren Franich, actors Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Jon Bernthal (Fury), Tom Mison (Sleepy Hollow), Theo Rossi (Sons of Anarchy) and Brenton Thwaites (The Giver) showed how tough it can be to be the tough guy in the spotlight. Here are the highlights:

• Highmore, Mison, and Thwaites are all playing characters with a storied history already documented in previous movies, »

- Jake Perlman

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Son Of A Gun goes global

21 July 2014 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Julius Avery thriller Son Of A Gun sells around the world.

Altitude Film Sales has secured deals in Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East on Julius Avery’s feature debut Son Of A Gun after previously locking deals for the Us and UK.

European sales include Benelux (Dutch Filmworks); France (TF1); Greece & Cyprus (Seven/Spentzos); Portugal (Pris); Spain (Flins & Piniculas); and the UK deal with Koch Media, previously announced by ScreenDaily. 

In Eastern Europe deals have closed for Romania and Hungary (Prorom); Cis (All Media); Poland (Kino Swiat); and Yugoslavia (Cinemania (Discovery)).

Svensk will distribute across Scandinavia and Iceland while California Filmes has taken the film for South and Central America and Gulf Film for the Middle East.

Deals for Asia include Japan (Kadokawa); Indonesia (Pt Prima); South Korea (Korea Screen); and Thailand (Mono Group).

Previously completed deals include Hopscotch Entertainment One for Australian and New Zealand rights, Penny Black Media »

- (Andreas Wiseman)

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Ewan McGregor Starrer ‘Son of a Gun’ Finds Buyers Worldwide

21 July 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Australian heist thriller “Son of a Gun,” which stars Ewan McGregor, has sold extensively following its Cannes market premiere. Altitude Film Sales has inked deals across Europe, Asia, South America and the Middle East.

European sales include Benelux (Dutch Filmworks), France (TF1), Greece and Cyprus (Seven/Spentzos), Portugal (Pris), and Spain (Flins & Piniculas).

Other European sales include Romania and Hungary (Prorom), Cis (All Media), Poland (Kino Swiat), and Yugoslavia (Cinemania/Discovery). Svensk will distribute across Scandinavia and Iceland.

California Filmes has taken the film for South and Central America, and Gulf Film for the Middle East.

Deals for South Asia include Japan (Kadokawa), Indonesia (Pt Prima), South Korea (Korea Screen), and Thailand (Mono Group).

Previously announced deals include U.K. (Koch Media), German-speaking Europe (Ascot Elite), Australian and New Zealand (Hopscotch Entertainment One), and Penny Black Media for airlines.

In Cannes, UTA Independent Film Group closed deals on behalf of »

- Leo Barraclough

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what’s on iTunes, Amazon UK Instant Video, blinkbox, Netflix UK (from Jul 21)

21 July 2014 10:52 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream.

new to stream

Forgotten Men: 1934 English antiwar propaganda film is a fascinating and, in retrospect, bittersweet document of the brief era between Wwi and WWII [my review] [iTunes UK] 20 Feet from Stardom: must-see documentary for any fan of modern pop music introduces us to the extraordinary women you didn’t know were behind some of the songs you know by heart [my review] [iTunes UK] After the Dark: a thrilling combination of drama, near-science-fiction, suspense, coming-of-age agita, and intellectual exploration of ideas — pity it derails itself [my review] [iTunes UK]

streaming now, before it’s on dvd

Starred Up: could be the most realistic depiction of the horribleness and the ineffectiveness of institutional incarceration — on levels that impact both the individual and society on the whole — that I’ve ever seen [my review] [Amazon UK Instant Video] 112 Weddings: startling and welcome breath of reality for an institution overladen by fantasy »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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On-Set Photos From Don Cheadle's 'Miles Ahead' (Now Filming in Cincinnati After Successful Crowdfunding Campaign)

21 July 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Almost 2 weeks after surpassing the $325,000 goal he set for his now-ended Miles Davis project Indiegogo campaign, raising over $343,000 in the end, principal photography is underway on "Miles Ahead" in Cincinnati, Oh, as I type this. And I must say, being able to write those words puts a smile on my face, because this is a project we've been tracking for years now, and I'm just glad that it's finally getting made, after a lengthy financing struggle. From the set, here are a hand full of photos of the production team in actor - specifically, shots of Don Cheadle (the star and director) both in front of and behind the camera, and Ewan McGregor, filming scenes of the "Miles »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Brenton Thwaites: Who Is 'The Giver' Star?

17 July 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Brenton Thwaites, star of the highly anticipated sci-fi adaptation The Giver, is about to become the next big thing.

Who Is Brenton Thwaites?

Thwaites, 24, is an Australian actor whose Hollywood career picked up this summer with breakout roles, co-starring in the thriller Oculus and as Prince Phillip in Maleficent, in which he acted opposite Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning. Also this summer, Thwaites starred in The Signal opposite Laurence Fishburne. Before booking a string of Hollywood films, Thwaites starred on Australian television shows, SLiDE (2011) and Home and Away (2011-2012) and appeared in the Lifetime original movie Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012).

Thwaites, who is currently filming Gods of Egypt alongside Gerard Butler and Game of ThronesNikolaj Coster-Waldau, is certainly on his way to stardom, and he said working with more experienced Hollywood actors has been a huge step forward for him. In addition to his previous work with Jolie and Fishburne, »

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17 July 2014 5:50 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Complex imagining TV prequels to movies. Hilarious. The description of "Kramer Loves Kramer" is priceless.

New Republic "I don't f***ing care if you like it." an excellent piece on gender politics in the now with framing guest appearance by Amy Poehler

In Contention David Fincher's Gone Girl will open Nyff this year. Yay!

Av Club "I Killed At the Movies" interesting article from Ignatiy Vishnevetsky on film criticism for the camera


The Dissolve an excellent review of Sex Tape which I have no plans to see and therefore can read interesting reviews freely

Daily Mail Sullivan Stapleton gets an Animal Kingdom tattoo

Variety Ben Whishaw will be the new voice of Paddington

Cinematically Insane on possible corporate mergers and what that might mean for classic film fans. Uh oh.

Pajiba Ewan McGregor rumored for True Detective Season 2? (at this rate with the male cast the female role is »


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Ten Conspiracy Thrillers with Cynical Resolutions

17 July 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Though there are some spoilers sprinkled throughout this piece for some of the films, they are largely vague for readers who have not seen the films in question.

In his book Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America, journalist Rick Pearlstein posits that Nixon, one of history’s most reviled presidents, manipulated social trends, tense racial crises and even war to assume the office, and, perhaps inadvertently, created the way the Right and Left deal with each other in the present day. The scars of the seventies indeed still hang like a dark cloud over Washington, its internal systems ravaged by covert bugging operations and illegal payoffs. With Edward Snowden’s Nsa revelations and Wikileaks at the forefront today, America has once again regressed into paranoia, though nothing in contemporary cinema compares to the violent, bleak reactions filmmakers had to the Watergate scandal. The occasional modern conspiracy thriller, »

- Kenny Hedges

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Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis Movie Tops $325,000 Crowdfunding Goal

10 July 2014 12:38 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jazz lovers have shown strong support for Don Cheadle’s Miles Davis biopic “Miles Ahead,” which has topped its crowdfunding campaign goal of $325,000.

With 11 hours to go on the six-week Indiegogo campaign, the project had hit $335,766 from 1,984 funders.

Kristen Bell, Zach Braff and Spike Lee have all used Kickstarter campaigns to raise funds for their films, with Bell’s “Veronica Mars” setting a record at $5.7 million in donations.

“Most studios don’t make these kinds of movies anymore, so we are doing it independently,” Cheadle said. “I’m personally putting a big chunk of money into our budget as well as putting all my fees back in. But the extra money we hope to raise on Indiegogo will help us recreate the multiple time periods we’re dealing with and with the logistics of incorporating all the music.”

Miles Ahead” marks Cheadle’s directorial debut. The pic was called “Kill »

- Dave McNary

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First Photo of Don Cheadle as Miles Davis

9 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

This is our first look at Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in the biopic that he's also directing, called Miles Ahead. This is the first film that Cheadle has directed, and it has been a passion project of his that he has been working on for the last decade. He's been a fan of Davis since he was a little kid. It all started with the legendary jazz trumpeter’s album Porgy and Bess.

The movie will follow the period leading up to Davis' 1969 jazz-rock fusion recording In a Silent Way. The movie also stars Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Emayatzy Corinealdi, and it's set to start shooting this week in Cincinnati. 

In a interview with EW, Cheadle spoke about the film and offered up the following information on the story:

"The construction of the movie is the parallel story of Miles in 1979 at the end of this quiet period he was in, »

- Joey Paur

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First look at Don Cheadle as Miles Davis

8 July 2014 11:42 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Miles Ahead, the upcoming Miles Davis biopic directed, starring, and co-written by Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Iron Man 3), starts its shoot this week in Cincinnati after a decade in development. The long-anticipated film about the legendary trumpeter – often considered the definitive jazz soloist of the 20th century – will feature Cheadle as Davis with Ewan McGregor (Star Wars) and Michael Stuhlbarg (A Serious Man) in supporting roles.

With full rights to Davis’ discography and a blessing from the Davis family, Miles Ahead has everything going for it. It has been a labour of love for Cheadle, who is a longtime fan of Davis and has learned how to play the trumpet for the film (though all the trumpet in the film will be, of course, Davis himself).

Below, we’ve compiled a few snapshots from behind the scenes of Miles Ahead with Don Cheadle – including a bonus shot from Ewan McGregor, »

- Sasha James

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First Look: Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in New Biopic

8 July 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Don Cheadle is set to make his directorial debut with "Miles Ahead," a biopic about jazz legend Miles Davis, who the actor has apparently been obsessed with from a young age.   Cheadle's film focuses on Davis's so-called "silent period," a five-year span he took off from music before returning to his art, as well as the musician's rocky relationship with Frances Taylor Davis, his first wife.   After languishing in the development whirlpool for almost a decade, the project is set to begin shooting this week in Cincinnati.  Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Emayatzy Corinealdi co-star alongside Cheadle as Davis.   Remarkably, Cheadle is making his film without any studio backing--he had a bite from HBO at one point but that fell through, and the actor/director turned to Indiegogo instead to raise $325,000.  With a little less than two days to go, the project has so far raised about $265,000. EW sat down with Cheadle for an. »

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First Look: Don Cheadle is Miles Davis in Miles Ahead Biopic

8 July 2014 3:18 AM, PDT | | See recent Worst Previews news »

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now have our first look at Don Cheadle as the legendary musician Miles Davis from the upcoming "Miles Ahead" biopic. Check out the photo below. Plot: Tells the story of a few dangerous days in the life of Davis (Cheadle), the virtuoso, fighter and genius, as he bursts out of his silent period and conspires with a Rolling Stone writer (Ewan McGregor) to steal back his music. The new movie is directed by Cheadle, making his helming debut. A release date has yet to be announced. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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First pic of Don Cheadle as Miles Davis

7 July 2014 3:54 PM, PDT | | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Don Cheadle has had a Miles Davis movie knocking about for the bare bones of a decade and it’s finally moving forward thanks a a successful crowd funding campaign. It’s not an entire biopic of the jazz legend, instead the movie will focus on Davis’ return to music after a self imposed 5 year hiatus, which music fans will know as his “Silent Period” The first pic has been released of Cheadle as Davis and it is rather fantastic. As well as starring, Cheadle will sit in the director’s chair to boot. Ewan McGregor, Michael Sthulbarg and Emayatzy Corinealdi will also star and shooting of “Miles Ahead” begins this week in Cincinnati. The House Of Lies actor told Entertainment Weekly that its surreal “It’s a great shot; it’s kinda cool, huh? I attribute that to my department to more than anything I’m doing: That’s hair, »

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Don Cheadle Is ‘Miles Ahead’ As Jazz Maestro Davis

7 July 2014 2:19 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Here’s one for all you cool jazz cats. Fans of influential musician and composer, Miles Davis can finally get a peak at how he’ll look in new biopic Miles Ahead.

Don Cheadle is playing the trumpeter as well as writing and directing, and from the publicity image above, he clearly looks the part. With cigarette balanced on his lip, head down, shades on and arms cradled round his beloved trumpet, Cheadle is Miles.

It’s no surprise. Miles Ahead is a labour of love for the actor – he’s a lifelong admirer of Davis. The Iron Man 3 and House of Lies star has had the film in the pipeline for around ten years and has got the backing of the Davis family.

Miles Ahead also stars Ewan McGregor, Dave Brill, Michael Stuhlbarg, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Lakeith Lee Stanfield, Morgan Wolk and Austin Lyon. It’s currently in pre-production. »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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First Look at Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in Crowdsourced 'Miles Ahead'

7 July 2014 1:47 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Don Cheadle is attempting to finally bring life to his Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead, by going the indie route and crowd-sourcing the film's funding via IndieGoGo and as of right now the project has raised $254,662 of its $325,000 goal with only three days left. In a note on the IndieGoGo page it reads: Music has always been one of my passions. Since 6th grade, when I started listening to my parents' Miles Davis records, his artistry has been an inspiration to me; he was someone who only ever followed a path as a runway to create a new one. Surprisingly, Miles' life, his passion, his creativity, his fire have never been brought to life in a film and the fact that his family has chosen me to do this now is an honor. I want to tell a story that Miles himself would have wanted to see, something hip, cool, »

- Brad Brevet

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First look at Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in Miles Ahead

7 July 2014 1:43 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Crash and Iron Man 3 actor Don Cheadle is making his directorial film debut with Miles Ahead, a crowdfunded biopic about famous jazz musician Miles Davis’ transition back into music after a five year hiatus, and the tumultuous relationship with his first wife, Frances Taylor Davis.

Cheadle will also star as Davis in the film, and thanks to Entertainment Weekly we now have our first look of him in character, complete with Davis’ beloved trumpet and iconic jheri-curled mullet…

Miles Ahead also stars Ewan McGregor (The Impossible), Michael Stuhlbarg (Boardwalk Empire), and Emayatzy Corinealdi (Middle of Nowhere), and begins shooting in Cincinnati later this week. Cheadle, who also co-wrote the film and has been trying to develop it for nearly a decade, did an extensive interview with EW that is definitely worth reading. Makes sure to read that here.

At this time, Miles Ahead has no release date, but expect »

- James Garcia

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First Look: Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in ‘Miles Ahead’

7 July 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Don Cheadle has been working to crowdfund a film about Miles Davis, in which Cheadle himself would play the famed musician. Miles Ahead also counts Cheadle as a co-writer, and has Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Emayatzy Corinealdi set to co-star when the film begins shooting this week in Cincinnati. Now the first look of Don […]

The post First Look: Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in ‘Miles Ahead’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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First Miles Ahead Image Features Don Cheadle as Miles Davis

7 July 2014 12:29 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Don Cheadle has been working on his Miles Davis film, Miles Ahead, for so many years now that his dedication to the project is readily apparent. The film has cycled through directors and interest from studios and cable networks through its development process, but Cheadle's admirable steadfast desire to not make this a standard biopic. You know, those cradle to grave stories that are always made about famous people (think Ray and Walk The Line and then remember how fantastically that formula was skewered in Walk Hard). Instead, Miles Ahead focuses on one period of Miles Davis' life - his reemergence after five years of artistic exile, commonly known as his "silent period." Cheadle will also direct the film starring Ewan McGregor, Michael Stuhlbarg and Emayatzy Corinealdi. Head below for the first Miles Ahead image.The image comes from EW, who has an exclusive interview with Cheadle in which »

- Evan Dickson

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