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Hector And The Search For Happiness Prize Pack Giveaway

16 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Relativity’s upcoming movie, Hector And The Search For Happiness – starring Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer – is opening later this month, and to celebrate Wamg is giving away a Hector And The Search For Happiness prize pack. Hurray!

One lucky winner will receive:

$50 in Orbucks (Orbitz Rewards) “Handy Dandy” travel candy (featured in the movie) Branded travel journal $25 Fandango gift card

To Enter:

1. You Must Be A U.S. Resident With A U.S. Shipping Address. No P.O. Boxes.

2. Place Your Name, A Valid Email, And Answer To The Question Below In The Comment Section Of This Post.

3. What movie makes you happy?

Winners Will Be Chosen Through A Random Drawing Of Qualifying Contestants. No Purchase Necessary. Prizes Will Not Be Substituted Or Exchanged.

Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, »

- Melissa Howland

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Win a "Hector and the Search for Happiness" Prize Pack!

22 September 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

We have a giveaway that will make you happy!toofab has teamed up with Relativity this week to offer one lucky winner a prize pack based on the upcoming flick, "Hector and the Search For Happiness" -- starring Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer. The movie, which is currently playing in select cities opens nationwide on October 3rd, is about one man's journey to find the secret of happiness.Relativity is offering a fun giveaway -- the "10 Days of Happiness" prize pack, featuring a $25 gift card to 10 different companies (for a total value of $250).The companies are:• iTunes• Sephora• Visa• Macy’s• Victoria’s Secret• Starbucks• Amazon• Marriott• Pier 1 • NikeThe winner will also receive some branded goodies, including some "Handy dandy travel candy" (featured in the film) and a travel journal.To enter: 1. Follow @toofab on Twitter and "Like" us on Facebook 2. Fill out the entry form below. »

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Simon Pegg and Director Peter Chelsom Talk Hector And The Search For Happiness, Script Changes, Guerilla-Style Filmmaking, Tiff, and More

19 September 2014 9:54 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in limited release in North America is director Peter Chelsom’s dramedy Hector and the Search for Happiness.  Based on the book of the same name by François Lelord, the film stars Simon Pegg as Hector, an eccentric psychiatrist who’s going nowhere and whose patients aren’t getting any happier.  One day, he musters up the courage to set out on a quest to find out if happiness really exists.  Led by a great performance by Pegg, the film's definitely worth checking out.  The film also stars Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgard, and Jean Reno.  For more on Hector and the Search for Happiness, click here to watch the trailer, and here’s all our previous coverage. Recently I landed an exclusive video interview with Simon Pegg and Peter Chelsom.  During our wide-ranging conversation, we talked about how they came to work together, how »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Win Passes to An Advance Screening of Hector and the Search for Happiness

17 September 2014 9:01 PM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Enter here for your chance to win passes to an advance screening of Hector and the Search for Happiness, starring Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer.

For your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see Hector and the Search for Happiness at the Main Art Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan on Wednesday, September 24th at 7:00Pm, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page. But hurry, because there are a limited number of passes available and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

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Hector And The Search For Happiness: Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn’t really tasted life, and yet he’s offering advice to patients »

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Rosamund Pike Talks Hector And The Search For Happiness, Working with Simon Pegg, the Film’s UK Response, David Fincher, and More

17 September 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening this weekend in North America is director Peter Chelsom’s dramedy Hector and the Search for Happiness.  Based on the book of the same name by François Lelord, the film stars Simon Pegg as Hector, an eccentric psychiatrist who’s going nowhere and whose patients aren’t getting any happier.  One day, he musters up the courage to set out on a quest to find out if happiness really exists.  The film also stars Rosamund Pike, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgard, and Jean Reno.  For more on Hector and the Search for Happiness, click here to watch the trailer, and here's all our previous coverage. Last week at the Toronto International Film festival I landed an exclusive interview with Rosamund Pike, who plays Hector's wife.  She talked about being at Tiff, working with Pegg on The World's End and then Hector, collaborating with Peter Chelsom, if there were script changes during production, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Simon Pegg and Peter Chelsom Interview for .Hector and the Search for Happiness.

12 September 2014 1:44 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

I love Simon Pegg! Last year, I sat down with the actor for .The World.s End. where I told him I went out for a pub crawl. He remembered it all! Pegg surprised me by saying that in the beginning of my interview with him and director Peter Chelsom (.Hannah Montana: The Movie,. .Serendipity,. .Shall We Dance.).

This interview is all about being happy! How do you find your inner happy? And has Pegg found his? Take a look at my interview with the actor and Chelsom for .Hector and the Search for Happiness. due out in U.S. theaters on Sept. 19th!

Official .Hector and the Search for Happiness. summary:

Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn't really tasted life, and yet he's offering »

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'Days and Nights' Trailer Starring Katie Holmes

11 September 2014 1:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

IFC Films has released the first trailer and poster for the upcoming independent drama Days and Nights, inspired by Anton Chekhov's story The Seagull.

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 »

- MovieWeb

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Simon Pegg Flies the Turbulent Skies in 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' (Video)

10 September 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

In "Hector and the Search for Happiness," Simon Pegg stars as a shrink who decides to chuck it all and travel the world in search of answers. In this exclusive clip, a particularly turbulent plane ride gives Hector the chance to talk to a seatmate about life and love.

"If you look at this plane, you'll notice it's quite old. That means it's never crashed before. Should be quite reassuring," comments the woman next to him. Hector, who is maybe not such a great therapist, is amazed by her logic and resolves to have more empathy for his patients with flying phobias in the future. To take his mind off their mid-air mishegoss, she asks him if he has a family and ends up offering him a little unasked-for advice. "There's really only one question. Does this person bring you predominantly A. up or B., down?" Before he can answer, »

- Jenni Miller

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Hector And The Search For Happiness Review [Tiff 2014]

7 September 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Looking to run fortune cookie writers and the post card industry out of business in one fell swoop, Peter Chelsom’s Hector and the Search for Happiness is not a film meant for cynics. With its pithy musings on what it means to be content, and slideshow approach to giving those musings an air of worldly wisdom, it asks the viewer to suspend not just disbelief, but emotional continence. If you’re capable of that, it will not doubt prove a wildly exciting and uplifting story of self-discovery. Keep even a shred of your self-awareness about you, and the empty enlightenment Hector and the Search for Happiness is offering becomes as grating as it is pat.

Simon Pegg stars as Hector, a London-based 30-something with a serious problem. Not a financial problem, mind you, as his booming psychiatric practice allows for a plush existence, one that enables him to travel »

- Sam Woolf

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Hector And The Search For Happiness Images

4 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | AreYouScreening.com | See recent AreYouScreening news »

Hector and the Search for Happiness, based on the best-selling novel of the same name, is the kind of adaptation that could turn into a new favorite for millions, or completely ruin the book for everyone, without a lot of room to fall anywhere in-between. There are tone requirements, a wide range of emotion, and supporting characters that need to be worked in to things just so.

The big questions that creates in this case revolve around director Peter Chelsom, and Simon Pegg. I’m generally fan of Pegg, but can he go everywhere this film will need him to, and go to all of those places effectively? I’m not sure. Chelsom is a different case, and isn’t a name that most people are going to be able to easily associate with his body of work as a director. The Mighty is an under-appreciated gem, and Serendipity is »

- Marc Eastman

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Tiff Exclusive: Simon Pegg Arrives In Tibet In Clip From 'Hector And The Search For Happiness'

3 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Simon Pegg has faced zombies ("Shaun Of The Dead"), an alien invasion ("The World's End"), super villains (two "Mission: Impossible" movies, with a third on the way), been blasted into outer space (two "Star Trek" films) among other adversity. But in "Hector And The Search For Happiness" he faces his most intriguing obstacle yet: inner peace. Heading to the Toronto International Film Festival where it will make its North American premiere, 'Hector' shows a different side to Pegg to those more familiar with his genre work, and this exclusive clip displays the more thoughtful yet still playful tone of his latest effort. Peter Chelsom ("Shall We Dance," "Serendipity") directs, and Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno, Veronica Ferres, Barry Atsma and Christopher Plummer co-star in a movie following a psychiatrist who having lost the ability to offer insight to his own patients embarks »

- Edward Davis

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Wamg’s Guide To 100+ Films For Fall / Holiday 2014

29 August 2014 1:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.

Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.

Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.

We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.

Maps To The StarsSeptember 2014 – Toronto International Film Festival; UK & Ireland September »

- Movie Geeks

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Casting: O'Connell, Carell, McTavish, Reno

26 August 2014 10:33 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Untitled Robert the Bruce Project

"Starred Up" director David Mackenzie is reportedly keen on reuniting with that film's star Jack O'Connell for an upcoming and very gritty film about medieval Scottish king Robert the Bruce which he's working on.

Mackenzie says: "I’m trying to get Jack involved in that.  And I can’t say that’s official, but Jack and I have been in discussion on that.  But not as the Robert the Bruce character, as a secondary character, but a very, very sort of close second." [Source: Collider]

Freeheld

Steve Carell is set to replace Zach Galifianakis in Peter Sollett's "Freeheld," a narrative film adaptation of the 2007 documentary about two women who fought for an amendment to the Domestic Partnership Act which grants pension benefits to domestic partners of all New Jersey public employees.

Julianne Moore and Ellen Page star in the project. Galifianakis has dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, »

- Garth Franklin

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Jean Reno to star in Sweeney remake

26 August 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

French star takes on Ray Winstone role in Paris-set remake, The Squad.

France’s Snd and Capture [The Flag] Films are joining forces with the UK’s Vertigo Films on The Squad, an upcoming Paris-set remake of The Sweeney.

The feature, to be directed by Benjamin Rocher, is due to shoot in Paris this October with French star Jean Reno in the lead role of Buren, a tough, old-time Paris police cop who does not play by the rules.

“Director Benjamin Rocher and producers Snd and Capture [The Flag] Films have an incredible vision for this action packed movie set on the streets of Paris,” said Vertigo Films co-founder James Richardson.

“We are tremendously excited to be turning The Sweeney into this brilliant French version with the privilege of being able to work with one of our favorite actors, Jean Reno.

The film is a remake of British director Nick Love’s 2012 feature The Sweeney, starring [link=nm »

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Jean Reno to star Sweeney remake

26 August 2014 2:53 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

French star takes on Ray Winstone role in Paris-set remake, The Squad.

France’s Snd and Capture [The Flag] Films are joining forces with the UK’s Vertigo Films on The Squad, an upcoming Paris-set remake of The Sweeney.

The feature, to be directed by Benjamin Rocher, is due to shoot in Paris this October with French star Jean Reno in the lead role of Buren, a tough, old-time Paris police cop who does not play by the rules.

“Director Benjamin Rocher and producers Snd and Capture [The Flag] Films have an incredible vision for this action packed movie set on the streets of Paris,” said Vertigo Films co-founder James Richardson.

“We are tremendously excited to be turning The Sweeney into this brilliant French version with the privilege of being able to work with one of our favorite actors, Jean Reno.

The film is a remake of British director Nick Love’s 2012 feature The Sweeney, starring [link=nm »

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Snd Teams With Capture The Flag And Vertigo For ‘The Sweeney’s’ French Redo

26 August 2014 11:15 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– Snd is teaming up with Paris-based producer Capture (The Flag) Films and U.K.’s Vertigo Films to produce Benjamin Rocher’s actioner “The Squad,” a remake of  Nick Love’s “The Sweeney” that will topline Jean Reno (“The Professional”).

Reno will star as Buren, an old time cop who runs a squad In the Paris underworld and doesn’t play by the rules. When a heist turns into murder, Buren follows his guts and raids the house of Kasper, a former convict. The operation is carnage and Buren takes the fall for it. But when he realizes that the bank and the jewelry heist are part of a bigger operation, Buren with nothing to lose will play all in.

Jean Reno, one of the most beloved French actors with a worldwide fan base, will bring all his charisma and depth to portray Buren, a tough police officer determined »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Second Opinion – Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

24 August 2014 1:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hector and the Search for Happiness, 2014.

Directed by Peter Chelsom.

Starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgard, Toni Collette, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer.

Synopsis:

A psychiatrist goes on a round the world journey to discover the secret to happiness.

Every year a film like Hector and the Search for Happiness is released with the strong message that happiness is right in front of you, you just have to find it. Whilst this is a strong and powerful message, the 114 minutes of this film attempt to ram this down your throat at every turn.

Simon Pegg plays the title character Hector who has the seemingly perfect life. He has an amazing home, a good career and a loving girlfriend but this isn’t enough for him. He decides that he needs to discover the secret of happiness and goes on a journey across the world to discover this. It’s »

- Helen Murdoch

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Film Review: ‘Hector and the Search for Happiness’

16 August 2014 12:07 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Happiness means steering clear of “Hector and the Search for Happiness.” A supremely irritating marriage of picture-postcard exoticism and motivational uplift, this misguided comedy-drama tells the story of a British therapist who upends his comfortable lifestyle and travels the world looking for the secret to inner joy — like an “Eat Pray Love” remake for men with too much time, money and existential ennui on their hands. Trite, flat-footed, culturally insensitive, and sagging under the weight of more than 25 credited producers, Peter Chelsom’s film will need every ounce of charm and cachet it can wring from star Simon Pegg to achieve box office traction. Following an Aug. 15 U.K. release (in a version that runs six minutes longer, with negligible differences) and a North American launch at Toronto, it begins a Stateside platform release Sept. 19 through Relativity Media.

Attempting to reproduce the simple, childlike prose style of Francois Lelord’s popular source novel, »

- Justin Chang

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French Film Festival UK reveals highlights by Amber Wilkinson - 2014-08-15 10:08:25

15 August 2014 2:08 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Gustave Kervern and Catherine Deneuve in Pierre Salvadori's In The Courtyard The French Film Festival UK has unveiled its selection for its 22nd edition this November - with highlights featuring some of the brightest lights of French cinema, including Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Isabelle Carré, Jean Reno, Guillaume Canet, Mathieu Amalric, Albert Dupontel and Jean-Pierre Darroussin.

In locations across the country stretching from Inverness to London via Edinburgh and Glasgow, the event styles itself as “a celebration of Francophone cinema in all its guises.”

As well as an eclectic selection of contemporary titles from the past 12 months, the Festival will pay tribute to the late Alain Resnais who died earlier in the year, with screenings of a restored copy of his first feature Hiroshima Mon Amour with Oscar-nominated Emmanuelle Riva (from Amour) and Eiji Okadan, and the director’s last film Life of Riley (Aimer, boire, et chanter), his »

- Amber Wilkinson

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Movie Review – Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014)

15 August 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hector and the Search for Happiness, 2014

Directed by Peter Chelsom

Starring Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno, Christopher Plummer, Chad Willett

Synopsis:

A psychiatrist searches the globe to find the secret of happiness.

It’s really hard to dislike Simon Pegg (unless you’re our own Rohan Morbey) and it’s even harder to dislike him when he is doing a movie that is trying its hardest to be positive. In a world with such a bleak outlook on life, we should be praising a movie like Hector and the Search for Happiness for at least trying to give us some levity. Make us take note of the things we have and why we should be pleased to have them. But sadly this is not the case. Because Simon Pegg is pretty unlikeable in this sanctimonious, forgettable and rather bland movie.

Pegg plays the titular Hector, »

- Luke Owen

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