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New ‘Trash’ Featurette Goes Behind-The-Scenes

14 hours ago | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Looking for a dramatic and action-packed adventure to watch this weekend? Why not check out Stephen Daldry’s upcoming film Trash starring Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara.

Trash follows three friends as they race against time, corrupt police and other unscrupulous characters to reveal the secrets contained in a wallet inadvertently found on the trash dump where they work. This Slumdog Millionaire with a reBOURNE Identity looks like an entertaining, yet heartfelt thrill ride.

In anticipation of its release this Friday, why not check out the two new featurettes about the film and new film clip just released by Working Title below.

It’s nice to know that there’s finally a teen story treated like it’s an adult:

Trash opens in theatres this Friday. »

- Sacha Hall

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Trash Review

27 January 2015 3:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Stephen Daldry.

Cast: Andre Ramiro, Rickson Tevez, Gabriel Weinstein, Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Selton Mello, Wagner Moura.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 114 minutes

Synopsis: After discovering a wallet at the dumpsite where they work, three young boys in a Brazilian favela must work together to outwit corrupt cops and government officials, while risking their own lives.

The poster for Trash gives a positive and Slumdog Millionaire vibe. It looks bright and cheerful, when in actual fact, Daldry’s rather brilliant and surprising family film (despite the 15 rating) is more of a bittersweet look at childlike innocence in a world corrupted by the greed of adults.

The entire feel of the film is one of many mixed emotions and genres, which so easily could have failed miserably. It’s written by British romantic comedy legend Richard Curtis, yet has no romance and is closer to City Of God than Notting Hill. Taking »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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“You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”: Top Ten Tragic Lovers in the Movies

26 January 2015 10:41 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Love can be a many splendid thing…both in triumph and sometimes in tragedy. The emphasis of this sentiment is mainly on the latter as tragedy can be defined in various degrees of despair. Consequently, we have endured all sorts of conflict between lovers in cinema throughout the history of frequenting the movies.

In You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling: Top Ten Tragic Lovers in the Movies we will look at a selection of films where the tragic circumstances have shaped the foundation of film lovers convincingly. The tragic overtones come in all varieties: marital discourse, criminal activity, fraud, addiction, etc. Granted that there are probably bigger and better choices for lovey-dovey antagonism that could be cited in You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling but hey…the outcome remains the same: hampered relationships that are creatively rooted in turmoil.

The spotlight of “lovers” are open to discussion in the realm of combative married couples, »

- Frank Ochieng

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Movie Review – Trash (2014)

25 January 2015 2:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Trash, 2014.

Directed by Stephen Daldry.

Starring Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen, Wagner Moura, Selton Mello, Rickson Tevez, Gabriel Weinstein, Stepan Nercaessian and Eduardo Luis.


Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

Trash is the new Brazilian/Hollywood hybrid from Billy Elliot (2000) director Stephen Daldry, and famed writer Richard Curtis (with translation by Felipe Braga). It is set in an unnamed country (Brazil), where a young boy called Raphael (Rickson Tevez) finds a wallet that sets off a chain of events that will change his and his friend’s lives forever. It’s a little less cheesy than it sounds.

Raphael and his two friends Gardo (Eduardo Luis) and Rato (Gabriel Weinstein), set off on an adventure when Raphael decides not to give the wallet to the corrupt police (who he »

- Irwan Lowe

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Sundance 2015 Review: Listen To Me Marlon, The Brando Doc Speaks Eloquently

24 January 2015 4:00 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

In one of the more iconic moments in cinema history, Colonel Kurtz, played by Marlon Brando, is conversing with his would be assassin, played by Martin Sheen. They speak of life and betrayal, of duty and ideology. We see Brando half bathed in shadow, his heart of darkness contrasted by a shimmering light that reflects off his bald pate. We also hear that Brando drawl, speaking of horror and vengeance. We find Kurtz recording into a tape machine, collecting thoughts for posterity, knowing full well the ramifications of his behaviour and the remarkable events that have led to that particular moment. It's not hard to find echoes of this performance moment in the remarkable and affecting documentary Listen To Me Marlon. In the first moments...

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Interview: Actor Trai Byers of Film ‘Selma,’ TV’s ‘Empire’

22 January 2015 1:34 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – The excellent film “Selma” focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. But just as important as King were the marchers from supporting civil rights societies, such as the Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (Sncc), and their leaders like James Forman, portrayed in the film by Trai Byers.

Byers is an up-and-coming actor, with “Selma” being his first major film after stints on the daytime drama “All My Children” and the revival of “90210.” But besides “Selma,” Byers has a high profile part as Andre Lyon, the son of lead character Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) on the huge new Fox Network hit, “Empire.” The freshman drama has already been picked up for a second season, and its maneuverings within the Shakespeare-in-the-music-industry vibe has connected with viewers.

Trai Byers as James Forman (left) Kneels with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo, right) in ‘Selma

Photo credit: Paramount Pictures

Trai Byers was in »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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Watch: Clip And Featurette For Stephen Daldry's 'Trash' Starring Rooney Mara

21 January 2015 1:46 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

After the ignominious reception of “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”—and the similarly cool and tepid reaction to 2008’s “The Reader”—director Stephen Daldry has an uphill battle to gain back some goodwill with critics and audiences. Will the Brazil-set “Trash” get him back in your good graces? To help sway your decision, the film has released a new clip, along with a behind-the-scenes featurette. Running over a minute long, the clip from the Richard Curtis-scripted film takes place just after three trash-picking boys—non-professional newcomers Rickson Tevez, Luis Eduardo, and Gabriel Weinstein—find an important wallet and realize what exactly they’ve gotten themselves into. The clip also features Rooney Mara, one of two American stars in the film—the other being Martin Sheen—playing missionaries. A featurette has also been posted online, via Flicks And Bits, and it focuses on the logistics of shooting the film on location in Rio. »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Trailer released for Badge of Honor, starring Martin Sheen, Mena Suvari and Jesse Bradford

20 January 2015 7:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A trailer has been released for thriller Badge of Honor, which stars Martin Sheen (The West Wing), Mena Suvari (Don’t Blink) and Jesse Bradford (Flags of our Fathers).

You can check out the trailer and synopsis below:

Two Narcotics Detectives who find themselves in an intense investigation lead by a determined Internal Affairs Detective after a child is wrongfully shot dead in a violent drug bust.

Badge of Honor is released on February 2nd, 2015.

The post Trailer released for Badge of Honor, starring Martin Sheen, Mena Suvari and Jesse Bradford appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Luke Owen

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Two New Clips Leap Deep Into Stephen Daldry’s ‘Trash’

18 January 2015 2:30 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’d previously seen the first trailer for Stephen Daldry’s upcoming film Trash, that opens on January 30th, and now we’ve got a couple of clips that shows us both the upbeat and downside of the lives of the boys from the Rio slums that the film centres on.

When two trash-picking boys from Rio’s slums find a wallet in amongst the daily detritus of their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. But when the local police show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet’s return, the boys, Rafael (Rickson Tevez) and Gardo (Luis Eduardo), realise that what they’ve found must be important. Teaming up with their friend Rato (Gabriel Weinstein), the trio begins an extraordinary adventure as they try to hang onto the wallet, evade the police, and uncover the secrets it contains.

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- Dan Bullock

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'West Wing' Cast Says Cheese!

16 January 2015 8:13 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

"The West Wing" fans didn't have to wait long to see why the cast reunited on Tuesday.

The White House posted a comedy sketch featuring stars Martin Sheen, Joshua Malina, Dule Hill, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney and Mary McCormack on Friday to announce Big Block of Cheese Day.

This gives American cheese a whole new meaning!

Photos: First Pets: Animals That Have Raised The White House Woof!

The Obama Administration is brie-nging back a tradition that dates back to the President Andrew Jackson era.

On February 22, 1837, President Jackson hosted an open house ...

Copyright 2015 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

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'West Wing' Cast Reunites for Big Block of Cheese Day

16 January 2015 5:39 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While it may not be the full-fledged reunion many fans were hoping for, several members of The West Wing reunited for a special video to promote the White House's second annual "Big Block of Cheese Day." For those not familiar with The West Wing, John Spencer's Leo McGarry often spoke about the actual White House tradition, which started in the year 1837 when President Andrew Jackson brought a 1,400-pound block of cheese into the main foyer at the White House, inviting thousands of citizens to carve off slabs of cheddar cheese and discuss the issues of the day. This actual tradition was revived last year by President Barack Obama, which will continue this year with the 2nd Annual Big Block of Cheese Day on January 21.

The West Wing cast members such as Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff, Dul&#233 Hill, Joshua Malina, Mary McCormack are seen on a »

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'West Wing' Cast Reunion!

14 January 2015 8:01 PM, PST | Access Hollywood | See recent Access Hollywood news »

It's no national secret -- "The West Wing" is back in action!

Seven of the series' stars – Martin Sheen, Joshua Malina, Dule Hill, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, Allison Janney and Mary McCormack – re-assembled the Bartlet administration on Tuesday at the Funny or Die offices.

"The West Wing" went off the air in 2006, but it's like no time has passed.

Photos: 'The West Wing' Cast Through The Years

"Feels like it was just yesterday," Tweeted the show's writer/producer Eli Attie.

In a photo posted by Hill on WhoSay, Sheen appears to have a ...

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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. »

- ( Editorial Staff)

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Top 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2015

14 January 2015 10:53 AM, PST | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I've already listed my top ten most anticipated blockbusters of the new year and now I'll take a look at the rest of the field as I've done my best to whittle things down to an even twenty films. So before you get in a huff that your favorite franchises aren't listed, just remember you can view all my anticipated blockbusters right here, I simply didn't know how to write the headline other than to just say these were my most anticipated movies without any further distinction. That said, I think I have a nice rounded list for you here. Obviously several from the major studios, but also a few overseas entries to spice things up. Plenty of Tom Hardy and Jake Gyllenhaal and a couple starring Rachel Weisz along with several of my favorite directors coming with new films for the new year. If you're wondering where films such »

- Brad Brevet

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A West Wing Reunion Happened and You Need to See the Wonderful Pics

14 January 2015 8:09 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

You're going to want to walk and talk with your best friend about this: The cast of NBC's The West Wing reunited yesterday. For what? No, it's not the movie, despite what Joshua Malina keeps tweeting about. The cast of the beloved political drama got together for another Funny or Die video, it seems. Malina, Bradley Whitford, Mary McCormack, Dulé Hill, Richard Shiff, Allison Janney and Martin Sheen were all smiles in the photo above snapped by Eli Attie, a writer on The West Wing. "Feels like it was just yesterday," Attie tweeted with another shot. Now, this isn't the first time The West Wing cast reunited. The group assembled for a Funny or Die video in 2012 to get America »

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West Wing Cast Reunites Nine Years After Finale: Photos

14 January 2015 2:32 AM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

West Wing reunion at @funnyordie @WhitfordBradley @Richard_Schiff @JoshMalina @AllisonBJanney — Eli Attie (@EliAttie) January 13, 2015 The gang's back together! Nine years after The West Wing aired its series finale, the stars of the beloved show reunited on Tuesday, Jan. 13.  Martin Sheen, who was Emmy-nominated for his role as President Josiah 'Jed' Bartlet, met with six members of his on-screen staff: Joshua Malina (Deputy Communications Director Will Bailey), Dule Hill (Personal Aide to the President Charlie Young), Richard Schiff (Communications Director Toby Ziegler), Bradley Whitford (Deputy Chief [...] »

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Little Q & A: Allison Burnett + Dusty Wright

9 January 2015 7:59 AM, PST | | See recent CultureCatch news »

Allison Burnett is a rarity in Hollywood. He is not just a successful Hollywood screenwriter, a respected novelist, and a published critic and poet, but also a film director. His new film, Ask Me Anything, which he wrote and directed based on his own novel Undiscovered Gyrl, was released two weeks ago in selected theaters and on all digital platforms. It stars Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Justin Long, and, in the lead role, luminous newcomer Britt Robertson. Recently I sat down with Allison in his Los Angeles home to discuss the challenges of indie filmmaking in general, as well as the difficulties with his leading lady that has caught the attention of the national media.

Dusty Wright: You wrote and directed Red Meat in 1996 and then did not direct again until Ask Me Anything. What took you so long to tackle directing again?

Alilson Burnett: To me the great allure of directing is creative control. »

- Dusty Wright

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BAFTA: ‘Budapest’ & Britannia Rule As Nominations Snub ‘Selma’, ‘Unbroken’

9 January 2015 4:11 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

In something of a surprise this morning, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel emerged with the most BAFTA nominations at a total of 11. The movie had its world premiere in Berlin last year, meaning that on BAFTA night February 8, it will be one year and two days since its debut. It was released in Britain in March 2014 and I hear its screener was one of the first to arrive in British Academy members’ mailboxes at the start of the campaign season. The film was warmly embraced in the UK and went on to earn just under $20M. One voter suggested this morning, “People don’t forget great movies.”

Conversely, insiders suggest awareness was low on Selma. In a rather sizable snub, it was left out of the list unveiled today. That film’s screener, I’m told, was one of the last to arrive and the theatrical release is not until February, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Netflix's 'Daredevil' Series Swings Into April Premiere

8 January 2015 11:20 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Netflix will debut all 13 episodes of Daredevil, its series based on the Marvel comic, on April 10th as part of the stacked spring schedule it announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, NME reports.

Daredevil stars British actor Charlie Cox (Stardust, Boardwalk Empire) as Matt Murdock. In the original comics, Murdock was empowered, but blinded, at age 12 by a radioactive substance and began fighting crime as Daredevil after his father refused to throw a boxing match. The new adaptation marks the first installment of Marvel's Defenders franchise, which »

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‘McFarland USA’ To Close Santa Barbara Film Festival: Full Lineup

8 January 2015 9:48 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival has unveiled its 2015 line-up which includes films representing 54 countries, 23 world premieres and 53 U.S. premieres. The U.S. premiere of Niki Caro’s McFarland USA will close out the 30th fest. Based on the 1987 true story and starring Kevin Costner and Maria Bello, the film follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California’s farm-rich Central Valley, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school. The unlikely band of runners overcomes the odds to forge not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well.

The festival runs from January 27-February 7.

Below is the list of World and U.S. Premiere films followed by the list of titles by sidebar categories.

World Premieres

A Better You, USA

Directed by Matt Walsh

Cast: Brian Huskey, »

- The Deadline Team

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Interview: Actor David Oyelowo, Director Ava DuVernay of ‘Selma’

8 January 2015 4:45 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – One of the most vital – and contemporarily relevant – historical films is about to be released. “Selma” is the story of the titanic struggle to establish voting rights in Alabama in 1965, led by the iconic civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Actor David Oyelowo portrays King, and was directed by Ava DuVernay.

The circumstances of this artistic collaboration is nearly as intriguing as the depiction in the film. David Oyelowo spent seven years preparing the path to his role as Dr. King, and was instrumental in getting Ava DuVernay – a television and independent film director – onto this major film project. The result is a showcase of humanity, exposing the raw events of a minority struggle against a power that wanted to continue to deny them their inalienable rights (according to the Declaration of Independence). The events of “Selma” led to major legislative reforms in equitable voting for African Americans, »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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