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The upcoming weekend boasts an onslaught of new Specialty titles vying for audiences. In all likelihood, however, many will have a short big screen life as the fall’s awards contenders ramp up and crowd others out. Five of this week’s dozen-plus newcomers are spotlighted here with Fox Searchlight’s The Drop edging on a wide release. The feature starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and James Gandolfini will bow in over 800 theaters. TWC’s The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby also joins the fray with a platform release. The film also has two accompanying titles told from the perspective of its two main characters, which will be released in more limited runs in October. Magnolia will open its thriller Honeymoon in a day and date release while Dada Films’ Swearnet: The Movie breaks a movie record with the most F-bombs ever. And Cohen Media Group’s My Old Lady bowed Wednesday in limited release. »
- Brian Brooks
Set in 1980s New England, the story follows a movie star (Allison Janney), who brings her new boyfriend to a family retreat on Memorial Day weekend that turns disastrous. Christian Camargo co-stars and makes his directorial debut with this adaptation, which also stars Katie Holmes, Ben Whishaw, Jean Reno, William Hurt, Juliet Rylance, Michael Nyqvist, Cherry Jones, Russell Means and Mark Rylance, arriving in theaters and on VOD platforms September 26.
Days and Nights is writer/director Christian Camargo's directorial debut, inspired by Anton Chekhov's The Seagull and set in rural New England in the 1980s. The film centers around Elizabeth (Allison Janney), a movie star, who brings her paramour Peter to her lakeside estate to visit her family on Memorial Day weekend. The »
As a gonzo freelance news cameraman prowling for the goriest, grizzliest scoops he can find, Jake Gyllenhaal gives such a buggy, twitchy performance that — with his sunken cheeks, bulging eyes and greasy hair — he resembles some Cronenbergian mutant in an intermediate stage of transformation. He’s the main attraction in “Nightcrawler,” , but doesn’t have much to say beyond the familiar, shopworn hand-wringing about shutterbugs willing to do anything to get the shot and the desensitized voyeur audience — us — that laps it all up. A flashy but hollow first directing gig for veteran screenwriter Dan Gilroy (“The Bourne Legacy”), this Oct. 31 Open Road release is a star vehicle that will test audience enthusiasm for Gyllenhaal’s big, mannered star turn — a feast of capital-a acting that’s sometimes amusing to watch but not believable for so much as a second.
Very much a screenwriter’s movie in its habit of »
- Scott Foundas
• Julia Roberts has joined fellow Oscar winner Gwyneth Paltrow and 12 Years A Slave nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor in the remake of the 2009 Argentinian film The Secret in Their Eyes. The original feature won the Best Foreign Language film Oscar in 2010. Billy Ray, who wrote the screenplay for The Hunger Games and Captain Phillips, will write and direct the story about a former Mi-5 agent (Ejiofor) on a joint task force with the FBI, who thinks he’s finally found the man who murdered the daughter of his former partner and friend (Roberts). [Deadline]
- Jake Perlman
William Hurt and Alice Braga have joined the cast of revenge thriller “By Way of Helena,” which also stars Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson. WestEnd Films has boarded the film as international sales agent, and will be introducing the film to buyers at Toronto.
The pic is the sophomore feature of director Kieran Darcy-Smith, whose 2012 thriller, “Wish You Were Here,” starred Joel Edgerton. That film played Sundance and subsequently scooped up several awards in Darcy-Smith’s native Australia.
Set in the Great Plains of 1880s, Texas Ranger David (Hemsworth) is sent to the secretive and isolated town of Mount Hermon to investigate the murders and disappearances of the local population. Elusive, charismatic and unsettling preacher Abraham (Harrelson) seems to be holding all the townsfolk in some kind of fearful grip — and he and David go back further than anyone realizes. »
- Leo Barraclough
Quentin Tarantino has complained about how one of the biggest problems with American cinema is that it’s afraid of big emotions. Of melodrama that might descend into camp (or perhaps is camp to begin with). And it’s true, more movies are likely to adapt an ironic distance than go for something earnest. There’s a reason for that: when earnest doesn’t work, you get films like The Postman and The Room. But that means some material just isn’t going to translate into American cinema, and that’s why Winter’s Tale is a boring disaster. Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe and Will Smith star in this story of star-crossed lovers and miracles, and my Winter's Tale Blu-ray review follows after the jump. Farrell stars as Peter Lake, who came to America on a model boat, and was brought into a life of thievery by Pearly Soames (Russell Crowe »
- Andre Dellamorte
4th Update, August 18, 7:58 Am: Jay Sedrish, the executive producer/unit production manager of the ill-fated Gregg Allman biopic Midnight Rider, waived his right for an arraignment early this morning and has entered a not guilty plea to criminal trespassing and involuntary manslaughter in the on-set death of 27-year-old assistant camera assistant Sarah Jones. She died on the first day of shooting the picture in Georgia, on February 20, after a train hit a metal bed that was placed on the tracks to film a dream sequence. Several others were injured by flying debris. Sedrish, director Randall Miller and Miller’s wife/producer Jody Savin were all criminally charged in the matter. Miller and Savin entered not guilty pleas last month.
Sedrish’s not guilty plea, which was entered early this morning to the Superior Court of Wayne County by his attorney John Ossick, comes only a week after the U. »
- Anita Busch and Jen Yamato
Kill the Messenger
Webb was a reporter investigating a story which leads to the shady origins of the men who started the crack epidemic in the Us and how profits were being used by the CIA to arm rebels fighting in Nicaragua. [Source: Flicks and Bits]
Blake Lively plays a young woman who mysteriously stopped aging long ago and finds the courage to begin living fully. Harrison Ford, Michiel Huisman, Ellen Burstyn, Amanda Crew and Kathy Baker also star. [Source: Screen]
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Actor Wesley Snipes revealed in a recent podcast interview with Empire Magazine that, at one time, he was going to make an appearance in »
- Garth Franklin
Brosnan plays the so-called Sun King, whose quest for immortality is challenged by his daughter after he captures and steals the life-force of a mermaid.
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Brosnan plays the so-called Sun King, whose quest for immortality is challenged by hisn daughter after he captures and steals the life force of a mermaid, only to be
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Paramount will release the film on April 10, 2015.
The story follows King Louis Xiv’s quest for immortality that leads him to capture and steal the life force of a mermaid. But Louis’ plans are complicated by his daughter, who befriends the creature and defies the most powerful monarch on earth.
International sales are being handled by Good Universe.
- Justin Kroll
Paramount Pictures has picked up U.S. distribution rights to The Moon and The Sun, starring Pierce Brosnan as King Louis Xiv in a tale of how the French monarch tries to achieve immortality by stealing the life force from a mermaid. The studio is slating the historical fantasy for a wide release on April 10, 2015. The cast also includes William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario, Pablo Schreiber and Bingbing Fan. Sean McNamara has directed the film from the novel same name by Vonda N. McIntyre, with a script by Laura Harrington, with revisions by Bill Mechanic and Barry Berman, Harrington,
- Gregg Kilday
“The Moon and the Sun” is set for an April 10, 2015 release, Paramount announced Friday. The adaptation of Vonda N. McIntyre's historical fantasy romance novel stars Pierce Brosnan as King Louis Xiv. Also read: ‘The November Man’ Review: Pierce Brosnan's Aging Spy Can't Save This Double-0 Dud The Sean McNamara-directed film centers around the King's quest for immortality, part of which includes stealing the life force from a mermaid played by Chinese actress Fan Bingbing (“X-Men: Days of Future Past.”) William Hurt co-stars as Pere La Chaise, a character who didn't appear in McIntyre's Nebula Award-winning novel. It »
- Travis Reilly
Paramount has locked U.S. distribution on period fantasy adventure The Moon And The Sun, starring Pierce Brosnan and Kaya Scodelario. The adaptation of Vonda N. McIntyre’s 1997 Nebula Award-winning novel follows King Louis Xiv’s quest for immortality as he captures and tries to steal the lifeforce of a mermaid, a quest complicated when his daughter befriends the creature. William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Pablo Schreiber and Bingbing Fan also star in the film helmed by Soul Surfer‘s Sean McNamara, which Paramount has slotted for April 10 against Fox’s Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Longest Ride. Pandemonium Films’ Bill Mechanic (Coraline) brought the pic to Paramount and produced alongside Hong Pang, Wei Han, Paul Currie, McNamara, and David Brookwell. Script is by Laura Harrington, with revisions by Mechanic, and Barry Berman, Laura Harrington, James Schamus and Ron Bass. Good Universe is handling international sales.
- Jen Yamato
There are two sides to every love story. And Ned Benson will tell both in this fall’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, which will hit the multiplex in three different versions. In October, we’ll see The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her, two separate movies which tell the story of the relationship between Conor (James McAvoy) and Eleanor (Jessica Chastain) first from Conor’s perspective, then from Eleanor’s. Before that, though, a condensed version titled The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them will arrive in September.
Though my preference is going to be for Benson’s original duology, the way he intended the movie to be viewed, all three films will undoubtedly be must-sees this fall. Now, an international trailer for Him and Her has arrived, utilizing split-screen to directly compare the two narratives. Check it out below.
- Isaac Feldberg
An international The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them trailer has been released.
The project centres around the rocky relationship between a couple.
Ned Benson's two films tell the story from both characters' perspectives. Them uses split screen elements to combine the movies.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them will be released in the Us on September 12, ahead of the October release of its two sister films. A UK release schedule has not been clarified. »
Factory 25 has acquired North American rights to the comedy Hellaware, Michael M Bilandic’s comedy inspired by the New York art scene and the band Insane Clown Posse. The story of a photographer who becomes seduced by success stars Keith Poulson and Sophia Takal and will open theatrically on September 26, three days after digital launch. »
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IFC Films has acquired the North American rights to the drama “Days and Nights,” starring Katie Holmes, the company announced Thursday. William Hurt, Allison Janney and Ben Wishaw co-star in writer-director Christian Camargo's film inspired by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's play “The Seagull.” Also read: Katie Holmes Vigilante Comedy ‘Miss Meadows’ Lands U.S. Distribution Set in rural New England in the 1980s, “Days and Nights” is centered around a fading movie star who brings her paramour to her lakeside estate to visit her ailing brother and son, a fledgling artist, over Memorial Day Weekend. Reckless desire leads »
- Greg Gilman
Writer-director Ned Benson’s film got a 10-minute standing-o at Cannes, where it screened at a single, cut-together narrative piece. That version, called The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them, opens September 12 in limited release — two weeks earlier than originally planned. Now the Weinstein Company says it will bow the complete package, The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her, on October 10. Him/Her is two separate films, starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy as a couple whose marriage unravels, told from the man and the woman’s perspective. Nina Arianda, Jess Weixler, Viola Davis, Bill Hader, Ciarán Hinds, Isabelle Huppert and William Hurt […] »
In Lawrence Kasdan's The Big Chill a group of thirtysomethings are drawn together when Alex, one of their friends, commits suicide. Once idealistic college students of the late 1960s, the group has now become successful adults of the 1980s. Sam (Tom Berenger) is now an actor. Harold (Kevin Kline) owns a chain of shoe stores and his wife Sarah (Glenn Close) is a doctor. Karen (JoBeth Williams) is the wife of an ad executive, Meg (Mary Kay Place) is a lawyer, Michael (Jeff Goldblum) is a writer for People magazine and Nick (William Hurt) has found success...as a drug dealer.
Along with Alex's younger girlfriend Chloe (Meg Tilly), the group spends the weekend at Harold and Sarah's house. They wax nostalgic for the past, lament about the present and voice uncertainty about their future. They argue, joke around with one another, drink, get high, have sex (some of »
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