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In Ricki and the Flash, Meryl Streep plays a woman whose career as the frontwoman of a rock band seems to be kind of fading (she’s playing clubs, not massive stadiums), but a trip home in order to support her adult child in a for a moment of crisis forces her to confront the many aftereffects […]
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- Russ Fischer
Meryl Streep, Jonathan Demme and Diablo Cody: now that’s an intriguing creative trio to be sure. They all certainly know from damaged characters, see their most recent examples “Young Adult” (Cody), “August: Osage County” (Streep) and “Rachel Getting Married” (Demme) and now they’ve teamed-up for “ Ricki And The Flash.” Written by Diablo Cody (“Juno” et al), the movie centers on an aging rock star (played by Streep) named Ricki, who abandoned her family when she was younger to find fame and fortune in California and did so by fronting the band The Flash. Decades later, she returns home to be a mother again only to find her family completely estranged from her. Is it all a little too late? It all sounds like perfect serio-comic dramedy which is kind of Cody’s bread and butter. The film stars Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer (Streep’s daughter), Kevin Kline »
- Edward Davis
Here’s the first trailer for the first film from Tom Rothman’s revived TriStar Pictures. Ricki And The Flash stars Meryl Streep as Ricki Rendazzo, a hard-rocking singer-guitarist trying to make things right with the family she left behind in her quest for musical stardom. The Oscar perennial’s real-life daughter Mamie Gummer plays her kid, whose significant other has split on her. “She’s gonna be alright,” Ricki tells the current wife (Audra McDonald) of her ex-husband (Ke… »
In a new trailer for Sony's Aug. 7 release of Ricki and the Flash, audiences watch Meryl Streep as a hard rock musician who returns home and gets a shot at redemption with her family. Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a musician who strives to mend the mistakes she made with her family on her road to stardom. Mamie Gummer, Streep's real-life daughter, stars opposite the Oscar-winning actress as Ricki's daughter, Julie. Ricki stays in the home of her ex-husband and his second wife, Maureen, to support her daughter, whose husband has left her for another woman.
- Natalie Stone
Meryl Streep follows up her role as a witch in the Disney musical Into the Woods with the story of an aging rocker in Ricki and the Flash. Jonathan Demme directs a screenplay by Diablo Cody in one of this year's first real Oscar contenders. The first trailer has arrived, which continues to showcase Meryl Streep as not just an actress, but also as a musical presence that has no equal.
Ricki and the Flash finds Meryl Streep taking on a whole new gig as a hard-rocking singer and guitarist. The original and electrifying film is loaded with live musical performances, which the actress performed herself. Meryl Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom.
Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family. »
Get Ready for Ricky! Batten down the hatches, board up the windows, lock every door, she's a'comin'! Sony has finally debuted the first trailer for Ricki and the Flash, the newest film written by Academy Award-winner Diablo Cody, starring Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep, directed by Academy Award-winner Jonathan Demme. But does all that past winning make for a good film? You tell us. Streep stars as Ricki, a rockin', rogue, guitar playin' mother who must head home to rekindle a rocky relationship with her family. The cast includes Meryl Streep's real life daughter, actress Mamie Gummer as her daughter Julie in the film, along with Kevin Kline, Audra McDonald, Sebastian Stan & Rick Springfield. Fire it up below. Here's the first official trailer for Jonathan Demme's Ricki and the Flash, direct from Sony's YouTube: In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, »
- Alex Billington
The Oscar winning actress stars in the first poster and trailer for the film.
In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom.
Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family.
The film opens on August 7.
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- Michelle McCue
Sony Pictures has released the first trailer for TriStar’s “Ricki and the Flash,” which stars Meryl Streep as hard-rocking singer/guitarist. Jonathan Demme directed from a script by fellow Oscar winner Diablo Cody. Streep plays Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family. Also Read: New Sony Movie Chief Tom Rothman Calls Studio 'Unbroken, Unbowed' After Hack Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer »
- Jeff Sneider
Sony Pictures has released the first Ricki and the Flash trailer. Meryl Streep stars as a musician who abandoned her family when she was young in order to seek fame in California. Years later, she returns home and attempts to resume her role as a mother. The cast also includes Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband, real-life daughter Mamie Gummer as her fictional daughter, and Rick Springfield, who plays a Flash member in love with Ricki. With Academy Award winning director Jonathan Demme at the helm, a screenplay by Oscar-winning Juno scribe Diablo Cody, and umpteen winner/nominee Streep in the lead, this movie has a fairly formidable amount of pedigree. My primary interest was in seeing the return of Demme to the director's chair given that he hasn't helmed a major feature film in quite a few years, but watching this first trailer I'm reminded of one thing that »
- Adam Chitwood
Everything about the general details of "Ricki and the Flash" is like a giant flashing "Yes" sign to me: Jonathan Demme directing Meryl Streep as a rock star going back to her roots, from an original screenplay by Diablo Cody. I've been quietly sort of stoked for this film all year. And now we get a taste thanks to the first trailer. Streep's character, it turns out, is loosely based on Cody's own mother-in-law, Terry, who is part of a Jersey Shore rock band herself. The Oscar-winning "Juno" screenwriter said in a recent interview that Terry is "a grandmother of six and she’s still up there rocking out every weekend, walking on the bar, just electrifying the audience…Rock 'n’ roll is her life. I think there've been people in her life who've thought it was kind of a silly thing for a mom or grandmother to do and she doesn't give a damn. »
- Kristopher Tapley
Meryl Streep is going to be rocking out on Aug. 7 in Jonathan Demme's Ricki and the Flash as the three-time Oscar winner recorded live cover versions of Bruce Springsteen's "My Love Will Not Let You Down," Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' "American Girl," Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" and nine other tracks for the upcoming film, which just saw its first trailer drop today (watch it below). Written by Diablo Cody (Juno) the film finds Streep in the title role, Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home,?Ricki?gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family.?Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer; Rick Springfield, portraying a Flash member in love with Ricki; Kevin Kline as Ricki's ex-husband; and Audra McDonald as Kline's new wife. »
- Brad Brevet
It’s not exactly a surprise to see Meryl Streep sing on film – after all, we’ve seen her warble in the likes of Into The Woods and Mama Mia and that 10-minute rap battle sequence in The Iron Lady was killer – but Ricki And The Flash allows her to channel her inner Stevie Nicks or Nancy Wilson for a rock ‘n’ roll story of a mother reconnecting with her family. Check out the first trailer. Jonathan Demme is behind the camera for this one, directing a Diablo Cody script about a rocker who essentially gave up everything for her chance at musical stardom. She’s used to being on tour, but when her long-suffering ex-husband Pete (Kevin Kline) calls to say their daughter Julie (Streep’s real-life spawn Mamie Gummer) has been jilted by her husband-to-be, she’s forced to confront the realities of the family she left behind. »
Anne Hathaway Red Dress at the 83rd Academy Awards Oscar host Anne Hathaway Wearing a blindingly bright red dress, Anne Hathaway, sporting a blindingly bright white smile, is pictured above at the 2011 Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 27, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Hathaway, a Best Actress nominee for Rachel Getting Married in early 2009, was this year's Oscar ceremony co-host alongside Best Actor nominee James Franco (127 Hours). More on that further below. Anne Hathaway movies Below is a partial list of Anne Hathaway films.* Her big-screen debut took place in 2001. Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass (2016). Director: James Bobin. Cast: Mia Wasikowska. Johnny Depp. Helena Bonham Carter. Sacha Baron Cohen. Anne Hathaway. The Interns (2015). Director: Nancy Meyers. Cast: Anne Hathaway. Robert De Niro. Interstellar (2014). Director: Christopher Nolan. Cast: Matthew McConaughey. Jessica Chastain. Anne Hathaway. Mackenzie Foy. Michael Caine. Matt Damon. Ellen Burstyn. Don Jon (2013). Les Misérables (2012). Director: Tom Hooper. »
- D. Zhea
Natalie Portman and husband-to-be Benjamin Millepied on the Red Carpet Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied at the Oscars Best Actress winner Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied (at the time, Portman's husband-to-be)* arrive at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Portman took home the Oscar for her performance as a mentally unstable ballerina in Darren Aronofsky's psychological drama Black Swan. An international box office hit, Black Swan was also a Best Picture nominee, ultimately losing the Oscar to Tom Hooper's The King's Speech. Besides Natalie Portman and dancer-choreographer Benjamin Millepied, also in the Black Swan cast are Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, Barbara Hershey, and Vincent Cassel. Portman's fellow Best Actress contenders were: Annette Bening for The Kids Are All Right. Michelle Williams for Blue Valentine. Nicole Kidman for Rabbit Hole. Jennifer Lawrence for Winter's Bone. Natalie Portman had been previously nominated in »
- D. Zhea
This week marks the 10th anniversary of the release of "Crash" (on May 6, 2005), an all-star movie whose controversy came not from its provocative treatment of racial issues but from its Best Picture Oscar victory a few months later, against what many critics felt was a much more deserving movie, "Brokeback Mountain."
The "Crash" vs. "Brokeback" battle is one of those lingering disputes that makes the Academy Awards so fascinating, year after year. Moviegoers and critics who revisit older movies are constantly judging the Academy's judgment. Even decades of hindsight may not always be enough to tell whether the Oscar voters of a particular year got it right or wrong. Whether it's "Birdman" vs. "Boyhood," "The King's Speech" vs. "The Social Network," "Saving Private Ryan" vs. "Shakespeare in Love" or even "An American in Paris" vs. "A Streetcar Named Desire," we're still confirming the Academy's taste or dismissing it as hopelessly off-base years later. »
- Gary Susman
Walden Media and Montecito Pictures have bought movie rights to Joe Ballarini’s upcoming three-book series “A Babysitter’s Guide to Monsters.”
HarperCollins imprint Katherine Tegen Books acquired publication rights last month and plans to publish the book in late 2016 or early 2017. The story follows a teen girl searching for the child she was babysitting after the child is kidnapped by monsters.
Walden, which is controlled by Philip Anschutz, specializes in backing family-friendly fare including “The Chronicles of Narnia” series, the “Journey to the Center of the Earth” series, “Nim’s Island,” “Charlotte’s Web,” “Bridge to Terabithia,” “Holes,” “Amazing Grace” and the documentary “Waiting for Superman.”
- Dave McNary
PBS could hardly deal with a more appropriate topic, given its older demographic tilt, than “Caring for Mom and Dad,” a one-hour special that explores the challenges faced by family members looking after aging parents — as well as the broader implications of 78 million baby boomers living longer, as the cohort’s eldest members approach their septuagenarian years. The only real downside to this discussion, narrated by Meryl Streep, is that it tilts too heavily toward anecdotes over experts, and probably should have been an hour longer. Even so, it’s a project that likely will harbor considerable relevance for a vast audience.
Sparely told by writer-producer-director Larkin McPhee, the show features interviews with various adults who are looking after their elderly parents, often struggling to manage full-time jobs and absorbing the heavy financial burden of expenses that aren’t necessarily covered by Medicare. As author Jane Gross, who wrote about her experience, »
- Brian Lowry
There is so much HitFix at HitFix.com. In the HitFix Daily Snap, we'll round up key features from the site worth reading and re-reading. Get into it. Sterling Cooper Daenerys Targaryen Alan Sepinwall somehow manages to absorb and understand the drama of "Mad Men" and "Game of Thrones" without exploding. Congrats to him and the human race for producing such a brave specimen. Flip Your Wiig Has any former "SNL" cast member been more aggressive and savvy than Kristen Wiig in picking movie projects? Her filmography is already dotted with great moments. She's proven herself a bankable thespian. We picked ten of her finest non-"SNL" gems. How I Spent My Schumer Vacation This is why I wake up every morning and scream "God bless you, Kris Tapley!" to the sky. Our awards guru looked at 15 under-the-radar movies coming to theaters this summer. We've got Amy Schumer (feat. Tilda Swinton! »
- Louis Virtel
The first picture from Ricki and the Flash was enough to pique our interest, and now Meryl Streep is back with more. She stars as Ricki, a rock star who has prioritized her career over her family. Years after she left them, Ricki returns to seek a relationship with them, including her daughter, played by real-life daughter Mamie Gummer. Amazingly, Streep doesn't look like she's aged a day since the '80s. It's pretty impressive. The movie, which also costars Kevin Kline and Sebastian Stan, is opening on Aug. 7 - among the many other Summer releases. »
Carice van Houten (aka Game of Thrones‘ Melisandre) makes her Springfield debut on Sunday’s The Simpsons (Fox, 8/7c). But you don’t need to look into the flame to find out what will — and won’t — happen on her episode.
For starters, van Houten tells TVLine, don’t expect any Thrones references. “None at all,” she insists. “It’s a completely different thing.”
You can, however, expect to see her playing Milhouse’s Dutch cousin Annika, a character originally born out of a joke between van Houten and the writers. »
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