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Big Screen to Small Screen: Top 10 Films About Television

15 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

There has always been an understated rivalry between the mediums of movies and television. Many years ago it was even thought as being somewhat of a drastic career letdown if actors/actresses from film decided to depart for the landscape of television. The truth is that for some performers that had stalled or uneventful momentum in motion pictures that the concept of “slumming it” in television actually saved their show business profession. Hence, the boob tube made them relevant whereas the big screen had unceremoniously passed them by.

However, there is also a mutual respect that cinema and television share that go hand in hand when shaping our appreciation for entertainment on both the big and small screen. When movies depict the aspects of the TV world giving a sociological, psychological or emotional perspective then it is not so uncool to be a proud couch potato after all, right? Let »

- Frank Ochieng

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Able to Disable: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Disability-Bound Movie Characters

12 July 2014 10:15 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The old saying goes is that if you want to win an Academy Award then the best way is to undertake playing a disabled part or portraying a famous personality in a biopic. In some cases, actors have accomplished both themes and reached their Oscar-attaining goals (see Patty Duke in The Miracle Worker or Daniel-Day Lewis in My Left Foot for instance).

In Able to Disable: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Disability-Bound Movie Characters we will look at the top movie characters that became Academy Award-winning figures within their films. Interestingly, there have been a couple of performers that were real-life disabled individuals that convincingly embodied their fictional disabled alter egos (see Harold Russell from The Best Days of Our Lives or Marlee Matlin from Children of a Lesser God).

Anyway, this selection of Able to Disable: Top 10 Oscar-Winning Disability-Bound Movie Characters are (in alphabetical order according to film title): »

- Frank Ochieng

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New ‘Star Wars’ Cast Members Revealed

7 July 2014 12:35 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Episode VII will be taking a two week break in August to accommodate Harrison Ford’s snapped ankle. Meanwhile… imagine meeting Ford for the first time and having to sign his cast? It’s an awkward situation two new stars could find themselves in when they start shooting at Pinewood Studios.

The names Crystal Clarke and Pip Andersen probably don’t mean much in Movieland now, but their profiles are set to skyrocket faster than R2D2 with a firework up his Usb port. Details are as ever tantalisingly sketchy, but they have been speculatively linked to the following characters…

Rachel, a “street smart, independent, athletic, natural beauty“, who has been ascribed to Clarke… And Thomas, a young man who has “grown up without a father’s influence. Without the model of being a man, he doesn’t have the strongest sense of himself.” Qualities Andersen may have shown in spades at the audition. »

- Steve Palace

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Another Black Actor Joins The Cast Of 'Star Wars Episode VII'

6 July 2014 3:17 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Crystal Clarke has joined the cast of "Star Wars Episode VII," the production announced today. The actress, who has both stage and screen credits, is one of 2 selected from an international casting call that took place towards the end of last year, spanning 11 cities across the Us and UK, which was attended by over 37,000 hopefuls. Joining the New Jersey-born Clarke (who is currently studying in Glasgow, UK), is British newcomer Pip Andersen (picture left). Clarke will soon be seen in her first feature, "The Moon and the Sun" (to be released in 2015), which stars Pierce Brosnan and William Hurt, in an action/adventure/fantasy tale that »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Harrison Ford's injury prompting two-week hiatus for 'Star Wars' in August

6 July 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

After 67,000 submissions for a casting call that went out to all "aspiring actors," Lucasfilm has cast two small roles in"Star Wars: Episode VII."  Neither role was revealed, but the actors have immediately been introduced to global notoriety. Crystal Clarke is an American actress who studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She'll be seen next year in a supporting role in "The Moon and the Sun" alongside Pierce Brosnan, William Hurt, Benjamin Walker, Kaya Scodelario and Rachel Griffiths. Focus Features will release the Sean McNamara fantasy in 2015. The second actor cast is Brit Pip Anderson who showed off his freestyle running skills in this inventive ad for an "Amazing Spider-Man" tie-in a few years ago. He goes by the handle Piptrix on YouTube and you can check out his impressive work here. In a statement on StarWars.com, producer and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy noted, “The Star Wars universe »

- HitFix Staff

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'Midnight Rider' Filmmakers Charged with Involuntary Manslaugher in Sarah Jones' Death

3 July 2014 11:37 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After a lengthy investigation, Midnight Rider director Randall Miller, writer-producer Jody Savin and unit production manager/executive producer Jay Sedrish have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in the death of 27-year-old camera assistant Sarah Jones by Georgia's Wayne Superior Court. If the trio are convicted, Georgia law states that the manslaughter conviction could result in a 10-year prison sentence, although the criminal trespass charge carries a 12-month maximum sentence.

On February 20, Sarah Jones was helping to set up a shot on a Doctortown, Georgia train trestle when she was struck by a train. According to Deadline's investigation, the crew waited for two previous trains to pass, before setting up a shot that required actor William Hurt, who has since left this biopic of music legend Gregg Allman, to lay on a heavy hospital bed situated on the train tracks. Unexpectedly, a third train came through, as the »

- MovieWeb

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‘Midnight Rider’ Filmmakers Charged with Involuntary Manslaughter in Sarah Jones Death

3 July 2014 7:51 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Prosecutors in Georgia have charged “Midnight Rider” filmmakers Randall Miller, Jody Savin and Jay Sedrish with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespassing in the Feb. 20 death of 27-year old camera assistant Sarah Jones.

The 27-year-old Jones was killed on a train track on the first day of filming “Midnight Rider” and seven other crew members were injured.

Miller and Savin are the owners of Unclaimed Freight Productions Inc., which was producing “Midnight Rider,” and Sedrish was the executive producer on film. Miller is also the director of the Gregg Allman biopic, which he and Savin adapted from the singer’s autobiography “My Cross to Bear.”

The manslaughter charge carries a potential 10-year prison sentence under Georgia law. The misdemeanor trespass charge carries a potential one-year sentence.

The Wayne County District Attorney’s office, in an announcement Thursday, said the county’s grand jury had returned the indictment on Wednesday after Detective Joe Gardner presented the case. »

- Dave McNary

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Kathleen Turner Q&A as it happened

2 July 2014 6:10 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The Hollywood star, currently appearing in the play Bakersfield Mist in the West End, joined us live to talk about Ken Russell, King Lear and the joys of playing Chandler Bing's dad

2.09pm BST

We're wrapping up! Thanks to everyone who posted questions and to Kathleen for kindly answering as many as she could. We hope you enjoyed this!

This was fun. Come to the show. And we'll enjoy each other more. Goodbye.

2.08pm BST

mhepton asks:

What is your favorite film and why?

My favorite film of mine would have to be Romancing the Stone because I really like how Joan Wilder changes. Change is what attracts me to a character and because I loved shooting in South America - it was like going home.

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JujuC31 asks:

I had the pleasure of seeing you and Mr McDiarmid last Friday and I thought it was such a rare »

- Guardian Staff

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Trailer for The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby with McAvoy and Chastain

30 June 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

We've got a great trailer to share with you today for James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain's romantic drama The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. This movie is going to tug at the audience's emotional strings. The story centers on "a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone."

This was originally shot as two separate movies, one focusing on the boy, the other focusing on the girl. Each would have told the same story, but it would have been from different perspectives. The version that's being released is a combination of the two. I like the ambition behind the original idea, and I hope one day we get to see those, but this looks like it will be a solid story about love.

The movie also stars Bill Hader, William Hurt, Viola Davis, »

- Joey Paur

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Watch James McAvoy & Jessica Chastain Fall in Love from Different Perspectives

30 June 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The first trailer for James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain's groundbreaking romantic drama was released Friday, and it has already gained Oscar buzz and thousands of fans. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, directed and written by Ned Benson in his feature film debut, tells the story of a couple going through a rough patch and trying to find what Chastain's character calls "someplace good." Benson shot the movie from three different point of views - "Him," "Her" and "Them" - to create three totally different films. Also starring Bill Hader, Viola Davis, and William Hurt, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them comes to theaters Sept. »

- Zakiya Jamal

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Is the Rom-Com We’ve All Been Waiting For

30 June 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The first trailer for James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain's groundbreaking romantic comedy was released Friday, and it has already gained Oscar buzz and thousands of fans. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, directed and written by Ned Benson in his feature film debut, tells the story of a couple going through a rough patch and trying to find what Chastain's character calls "someplace good." In a twist on the rom-com genre, Benson shot the movie from three different point of views - "Him," "Her" and "Them" - to create three totally different films. Also starring Bill Hader, Viola Davis, and William Hurt, »

- Zakiya Jamal

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‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’, with Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, releases its first trailer

30 June 2014 7:39 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Two of the rising stars over the past few years have been Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. Chastain has garnered critical acclaim for her work on The Tree of Life, Take Shelter, and Zero Dark Thirty, and McAvoy has similarly gained a number of fans for films such as The Last King of Scotland, Wanted, The Last Station, and Trance. Many were thus excited to learn that an upcoming proejct would see the two performers work together. Titled The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, the film is written and directed by Ned Benson, and McAvoy and Chastain star alongside Bill Hader, Viola Davis, William Hurt, Archie Panjabi, and Isabelle Huppert. A trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.

The post ‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’, with Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, releases its first trailer appeared first on Sound On Sight. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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First Trailer For The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby

29 June 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Once upon a time there were two versions of The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: one from a “His” point of view, focusing on Conor (James McAvoy) and “Hers”, following Eleanor (Jessica Chastain). For this year’s Cannes film festival and now the drama’s release, the films have been combined into one, “Them” version, and the first trailer is online via Yahoo.Eleanor Rigby traces the early courtship of Chastain’s title character and McAvoy’s charmer, their bright and consuming love and the tragedy that drives a wedge between them, resulting in Eleanor attempting suicide early in the film. They then have to pick up the pieces of their lives and their relationship.We saw the combined film at Cannes and liked it, with some reservations, but it would still be interesting to have all three cuts for comparison. Perhaps the home entertainment release will provide that satisfaction. »

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Watch: Two Love Stories in First ‘Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby’ Trailer

28 June 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The first official trailer for “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” will transport you to “someplace good,” as star Jessica Chastain puts it simply, before taking a turn for the worst.

This groundbreaking take on an age-old love story, which marks Ned Benson’s feature film debut, explores a rough patch in a young couple’s marriage told from different vantage points. “Everyone starts out thinking this is forever. But then things get hard,” the voiceover says amid scenes of laughter.

The two-part love story, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her,” premiered back-to-back at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movies were combined for an alternative version, “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them” for the Cannes Film Festival.

Chastain and James McAvoy tell this story about “a girl who loves a boy” and “a boy who loves a girl.”

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Why is it so difficult to make a biopic?

28 June 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Update: On June 29, Lifetime announced Zendaya Coleman would no longer play Aaliyah in the biopic referenced in the article below, and that the production was on hold.

Original Post: The recipe for a music biopic should go something like this: Start with a beloved musician; add a string of crowd-pleasing hits; mix in a good dose of backstage drama; hit them with a triumphant and/or fatal finale; roll credits. But actually getting a film into theaters? It’s never been that simple—and as several pending biopics have learned lately, it’s not getting any easier.

For every movie »

- Nina Terrero

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Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: First look at twin movie project

28 June 2014 4:01 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The first trailer for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby has been unveiled online.

The twin movies - The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Hers and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: His - explore the life-altering experiences of a New York City couple from each of their perspectives.

The films, which were written and directed by Ned Benson (In Defiance of Gravity), star James McAvoy as restaurant owner Conor and Jessica Chastain as his wife Eleanor, who has just returned to college. William Hurt and Viola Davis also co-star.

"The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby represents an alternate approach to content," said Myriad Pictures CEO Kirk D'Amico.

"New distribution models make it creatively possible for feature films to break out of the format of one 90-minute experience," he added.

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is scheduled for a September 26 release. »

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Trailer for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby released

28 June 2014 12:46 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The first trailer for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby has been released online, which you can view below. The film from writer/director Ned Benson stars Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and James McAvoy (Filth) in the leads, with William Hurt (Body Heat), Bill Hader (Adventureland), Isabelle Huppert (I Heart Huckabees), Viola Davis (The Help), Jess Wexler (Teeth) and Ciaran Hinds (Munich) supporting. The film is distributed by The Weinstein Company.

Once happily married, Conor (McAvoy) and Eleanor (Chastain) suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple’s story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. Screened for the first time at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Benson’s latest version of their story combines his previous two films – titled »

- Scott Davis

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First Trailer for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby Starring Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy

27 June 2014 5:33 PM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Writer and director Ned Benson’s ambitious love story drama was created to be two different movies with each serving as a companion to the other, and when it was first shown at Tiff last year, it was in two parts as The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Her.

As you might have realised, one took place from the point of view of James McAvoy’s character and the other from Jessica Chastian’s. However, a third version combining their stories – The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them – will be the one which is released in cinemas later this year.

The first trailer for that has now been released, and it gives us a very good idea as to what we should expect from the movie; it’s clear to see that McAvoy and Chastain share a lot of chemistry!

There has been a lot »

- Josh Wilding

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'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' Trailer Starring James McAvoy

27 June 2014 3:10 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Weinstein Company has released the first trailer for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain star as Conor and Eleanor Rigby, a once-married couple who suddenly find themselves as strangers, both yearning to understand one another after a tragedy. The film was initially split into two parts, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her, which writer-director Ned Benson first debuted at the Toronto Film Festival. The filmmaker has cut both films into one, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this month. There are plans to release each individual movie later this fall. Take a look at the first footage from this upcoming drama, co-starring Viola Davis, Ryan Eggold, Isabelle Huppert, Archie Panjabi, Jess Weixler, Bill Hader and Ciar&#225n Hinds, which debuts in theaters September 26.

Once happily married, Conor (James McAvoy) and Eleanor (Jessica Chastain) suddenly find themselves »

- MovieWeb

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Watch: 'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby' Trailer Starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain

27 June 2014 1:28 PM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The Weinstein Co. has released the first trailer for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, a film that had its premiere in two parts -- Him and Her -- at the Toronto Film Festival last year, but has now been cut into one film that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this past May to very, very high marks. Starring James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain, the film is set for a September 26 release, which suggests it just might have a second Tiff showing, telling the story of a relationship in the beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth. Once happily married, Conor (McAvoy) and Eleanor (Chastain) suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple's story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. »

- Brad Brevet

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