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Coens fans, take note. Crime classic "Fargo" is arriving on newly remastered Blu-ray on April 1. No, this isn't an early April Fool's joke. Nominated for seven Oscars, and winning two (for Best Actress Frances McDormand and Best Original Screenplay by Joel and Ethan Coen), "Fargo" is perhaps the Coens' best film -- and that's saying a lot -- certainly rivaling their 2007 Best Picture winner "No Country for Old Men." (Writing "Coens" and "Oscars" in the same sentence is still a bit painful for us die-hard "Inside Llewyn Davis" fans.) Starring an unraveling William H. Macy as an unwise Minnesota car salesman who hires two thugs for a kidnap-and-ransom scheme, and Frances McDormand as the level-headed cop on the case, the film is a neo-noir masterpiece of cultural specificity. Hilarious and deeply upsetting in equal measure, with ace work by the Coens' go-to cinematographer Roger Deakins and composer Carter Burwell. Deakins' »
- Beth Hanna
The “middle of nowhere” has never looked better in this new edition of directors Joel and Ethan Coen's 1996 classic, now remastered for the best high-definition picture yet. In this film Nominated for seven Oscars®, things go terribly awry when small-time Minnesota car salesman Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy) hires two thugs (Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare) to kidnap his wife so he can collect the ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. Once people start dying, the very chipper and very pregnant Police Chief Marge (Frances McDormand) takes the case. Will she stop at nothing until she gets her man? You betcha. Fargo Blu-ray Street Date: April 1, 2014 Screen Format: Widescreen 1.85:1 Subtitles: English/Spanish/French U.S. Rating: R Special Features ● Feature Audio Commentary with »
- Pietro Filipponi
Also starring Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, Amanda Peet, William H. Macy, Molly Shannon and Felicity Huffman, Trust Me is the second feature film written and directed by Gregg who made his directing debut with Choke, an adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk's novel. Trust Me tells the sharp, comic story of Howard Holloway (Gregg), a down-on-his luck agent for child actors and truly one the last good guys left in Hollywood. After discovering a 13-year-old acting prodigy (Sharbino), he is poised to close the deal of a lifetime which would catapult his tween client and, at long last, himself, into the big time. With the support of his gorgeous new neighbor (Peet), he must wrangle the actress' volatile, overprotective father, dodge a scheming producer (Felicity Huffman), and outwit his uber-slick »
- Pietro Filipponi
Chicago – The master animator and film legend Hayao Miyazaki (“Howl’s Moving Castle,” “Spirited Away,” “Princess Mononoke”) announced his retirement after his latest film, “The Wind Rises.” He is often called “Japan’s Walt Disney,” but there is more to him then that, a soul and a mystery that is revealed in the stages of his animated art, and his contribution to artistic culture will continue to influence for generations to come. “The Wind Rises” is nominated for Best Animated Film at the 2014 Academy Awards.
“The Wind Rises,” although an odd subject for a final exploration, is still full of the Miyazaki wonder. The beauty of his design is all over it’s landscape, and it fulfills the energy of the emotions it conveys. The metaphor of airplane flight through the generations provides the often Miyazaki theme of duality, in this case war and peace. The distinctly drawn characters »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
From Non-Stop to Ernest & Celestine, here's what to see and what to skip in theaters this weekend. See ThisNon-StopIt was Col. Mustard on the airplane with the candlestick. Yes, the fun of Non-Stop is that it's like a hijack version of Clue, with a whole gang of suspects threatening to take out passengers on an international flight. The movie is so twisty, even its ostensible hero, played by Liam Neeson, is a person of interest. Non-Stop reunites Neeson with his Unknown director, Jaume Collet-Serra, and it's clear the two learned something from that half-hearted effort, since this latest outing is far more engaging. »
- Alynda Wheat, PEOPLE Movie Critic
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is really on her political selfie game. On the heels of the Veep star's photo with Joe Biden earlier this month at a State Dinner, she snapped a new one with Bill Clinton at the first annual unite4:humanity gala on Thursday in La. Andy Samberg hosted the event and also received the "keep walking" award for his "great accomplishments and the potential that lies ahead" in the philanthropic field. Andy wasn't the only award winner at the bash, as William H. Macy presented the young visionary award to his Rudderless costar Selena Gomez; Selena's best friend Demi Lovato received the young luminary award from Eva Longoria; Steve Coogan gave real-life Philomena Lee the everyday hero award; and many others were honored. Source: Instagram user officialjld View Slideshow › »
- Alyse Whitney
Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato were honored last night for their philanthropy work by unite4:good. And it was Gomez who got choked up a bit when she acknowledged Lovato in her acceptance speech after being presented with the Young Visionary Award by her Rudderless director and costar William H. Macy. "I'm thankful for you, you inspire me everyday," the former Wizards of Waverly Place starlet said of her longtime friend. "I hope together we can inspire people to focus on what's really important. Macy praised Gomez's involvement with Unicef. "Selena has maturity and grace, she's been working for Unicef for almost five years, which is epic time in teeange years," Macy said. »
If you're only mildly curious about the Oscar-nominated (Best Animated Film) "Ernest & Celestine," then we can all but guarantee that you'll be scrambling to see it after you watch this gorgeous exclusive preview. (We liken it to watching a million watercolor paintings come to life, but you can come up with your own simile once the initial wave of child-like wonder wears off.)
Based on the beloved book by French author Gabrielle Vincent, "Ernest & Celestine" tells the tale of an unexpected friendship between an orphaned mouse (Celestine, voiced by Mackenzie Foy) and a down-and-out bear (Ernest, voiced by Forest Whitaker). How adorable is that?! Lauren Bacall, Paul Giamatti, William H. Macy, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, and Jeffrey Wright also lend their voices to the movie.
In our preview, we follow the impossibly cute Celestine as she makes her way through the bustling underground village she calls home. There's a mouse in a boat, »
- Tim Hayne
Might be the most ridiculously cute movie I’ve ever seen, in a way that transforms adorableness into something honest and wise and deeply satisfying. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
This might be the most ridiculously cute movie I’ve ever seen. Not cute in a schmalty, sappy, insipid way, but in a way that transforms adorableness into something honest and wise and deeply satisfying, like how the best children’s picture books do. (Indeed, this is based on the series of books by Gabrielle Vincent.) An ineffable sweetness arises as if by accident from this simple story of a mouse, Celestine (the voice of Pauline Brunner), and a bear, Ernest (the voice of Lambert Wilson: Flawless), who overcome the “natural” animosity between their kind to »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Here are some casting stories for you this morning: Debra Winger, Josh Lucas, Eddie Izzard, and Kevin McHale (Glee) are joining Dustin Hoffman in Boychoir. Brittany Snow and William H. Macy are in talks to lead the indie drama Dial-a-Prayer. Tahar Rahim (A Prophet) will play a criminal Santa in Alexandre Coffre's Le Père Noël. Hit the jump for more on each project. According to Deadline, Winger, Lucas, Izzard, and McHale will star alongside Hoffman in the indie drama Boychoir, the new film from The Red Violin director Francois Girard. As we previously reported, the script from Ben Ripley (Source Code) has Hoffman playing "Choir Master Carvelle, who runs a boys choir school on the East Coast", and the story "follows a troubled and angry 12-year-old named Stet (Garrett Wareing) who is sent off to the school". Alfred Molina was originally set to play Drake, one of the school's teachers and Carvell's right-hand man, »
- Matt Goldberg
• Amanda Seyfried (Lovelace) is set to star in Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming sequel to Ted. Seyfried will join returning star Mark Wahlberg in the upcoming comedy, which continues the story of John Bennett and his crass, foul-mouthed teddy bear (voiced by MacFarlane). As for Mila Kunis, according to Deadline, who broke the news, she will return for Ted 2 but in a much smaller role. [Deadline]
- Pamela Gocobachi
The ninety minute film follows the story of Howard Holloway (Gregg) as a failed child actor turned agent whose strong morals continue to make him unsuccessful in life, all until he meets teen actress Lydia (played by Saxon Sharbino), a fourteen year old talented actress whose alcoholic father is a major setback in her life. Howard promises himself that he won’t let the chance of a lifetime to represent Lydia slip away in this captivating black comedy about a generally ruthless business.
The film stars not only Gregg and Sharbino but also Amanda Peet, Felicity Huffman, Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Molly Shannon and Paul Sparks and was produced by Keith Kjarval, Aaron Gilbert, Mary Vernieu and many more. »
- Catherina Gioino
The North American premiere of the film >A Single Shot was shown at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, which stars Sam Rockwell as hunter John Moon. The 116 minute film was shot in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States and was directed by David Rosenthal. Written by Matthew F. Jones (who also wrote the book), the film follows the hunter as he accidentally kills a young woman and finds a large amount of money on her. As he tries to escape the wrath of the criminals looking to find him and the money, he finds himself putting his survival skills to the test for his ultimate existence.
The film also stars William H. Macy as Daggard Pitt who is a shady lawyer, Jeffrey Wright as Simon who is a drunk that is expected to move the plot along with his character but is rather impossible to understand within the film, »
- Catherina Gioino
Brittany Snow and William H. Macy are in talks to join indie Dial-a-Prayer, a drama that will shoot in Michigan in March. The film follows a young woman named Cora (Snow) who is sentenced to community service working in a prayer request call center. She discovers a sense of accomplishment from the work until she finds out a boy she thinks she helped save is hiding a secret from her. The project is produced by Jason Potash. Video: Fireside Chats: Selena Gomez and Billy Crudup Praise First-Time Director William H. Macy Snow's recent projects include Pitch
- Rebecca Ford
Opening this weekend in limited release is Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises. Inspired by the Tatsuo Hori novel, The Wind Rises tells the tale of young Jiro (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni (voice of Stanley Tucci). Using historical events as a backdrop, the film also follows Jiro in his relationship with Nahoko (voice of Emily Blunt), and his friendship with his colleague Honjo (voice of John Krasinski). Expanding to a wide theatrical release starting February 28th, the English voice cast of The Wind Rises also features Martin Short, Mandy Patinkin, Mae Whitman, Werner Herzog, Jennifer Grey, and William H. Macy. Hit the jump to watch the clip. Here's the first clip from The Wind Rises: Synopsis: In “The Wind Rises,” Jiro (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt) dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by »
- Dave Trumbore
Catch a new clip called "Creating Planes" from "The Wind Rises," which includes an English voice cast of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci, Mandy Patinkin, Mae Whitman, Werner Herzog, Jennifer Grey, William H. Macy, Zach Callison, Madeleine Rose Yen, Eva Bella, Edie Mirman, Darren Criss, Elijah Wood, Ronan Farrow and David Cowgil. In “The Wind Rises,” Jiro (voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt) dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni (voice of Stanley Tucci). Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished airplane designers, earning the respect of prominent »
One of last year's most dazzling cinematic experiences was Hayao Miyazaki's supposedly final film "The Wind Rises."
This traditionally animated 2D stunner charts the life of Jiro Horikoshi, a Japanese designer who would go on to mold the Japanese Zero, a sleek fighter jet that would be instrumental in the country's World War II operations. While some have decried the film for romanticizing a war monger, it's really a story of inspiration, invention and imagination -- how his designs were used is almost beside the point. You'll be able to form your own opinion soon enough -- the movie is about to get a wide release, with an all-new English language dub (supervised by Steven Spielberg confederate Frank Marshall), just in time for the Oscars, where it's in the running for Best Animated Feature. And what's more -- we have an exclusive clip!
The clip features Jiro (here voiced »
- Drew Taylor
Efm: Brisk business for Beta Cinema; Pandastorm buys five.
Beta Cinema’s two Competition titles – Dietrich Brüggemann’s Stations Of The Cross and Edward Berger’s Jack – were the Munich-based sales company’s top-selling titles at this year’s European Film Market (Efm).
Stations Of The Cross has been sold to France (Memento), Italy (Satine Film), Spain (Caramel), Poland (Aurora), Benelux (Wild Bunch), Portugal (Vendetta Films), Greece (7 Films), Scandinavia and the Baltic States (Nonstop), Ex-Yugoslavia (Discovery) and Hungary (Circo).
Further interest has been shown from the Us and Australia for the Ufa Fiction production, which received the Silver Bear for Best Script and the Ecumenical Jury’s prize for the best film in the Competition..
Jack has been acquired for France (Diaphana), Japan (Showgate), Norway (Europa »
- email@example.com (Martin Blaney)
London — Dietrich Brueggemann’s “Stations of the Cross,” which won the Berlinale’s Silver Bear for script, and Edward Berger’s Berlin competition entry “Jack” were Beta Cinema’s hot sellers at the European Film Market in Berlin.
“Stations of the Cross” was acquired for France (Memento), U.K. (Arrow Films), Italy (Satine Film), Spain (Caramel), Poland (Aurora), Benelux (Wildbunch), Portugal (Vendetta Films), Greece (7 Films), Scandinavia and Baltics (Nonstop), former Yugoslavia (Discovery) and Hungary (Circo). Further interest is coming from the U.S. and Australia.
“Jack” will be released in France by Diaphana, in Japan by Showgate, in Norway by Europa Films, in Greece by Strada and in Hungary by Circo.
Maximilian Erlenwein’s “Stereo,” which ran in Panorama Special and stars Juergen Vogel and Moritz Bleibtreu, was picked up by Korea’s Sejong. Vietnam’s A Company acquired Philipp Stoelzl’s box-office hit “The Physician,” which stars Ben Kingsley and Stellan Skarsgard. »
- Leo Barraclough
Last year, the ratings for Shameless hit a new high. Will they continue to grow in season four? Will the show be renewed for a fifth season or cancelled instead? Stay tuned to find out.
Shameless continues to tell the story of alcoholic father Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) and his six smart and independent kids who are working to survive without him. The show also stars Emmy Rossum, Jeremy Allen White, Cameron Monaghan, Emma Kenney, Ethan Cutkosky, Joan Cusack, Shanola Hampton, Steve Howey, Emma Greenwell, and Noel Fisher.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.
2/18 update: Shameless has been renewed for a fifth season by Showtime. »
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