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With Labor Day less than a week away, it’s not too late to explore the “great outdoors”, at least at your local multiplex. This past Winter, Reese Witherspoon earned an Oscar nomination in the true life tale of a woman, Cheryl Strayed, who recently hiked the long, arduous Pacific Crest Trail all by herself in the drama Wild. Her journey seemed to be a way of exorcising her own personal demons. This new true life nature hike isn’t quite so somber, but it’s equally daunting. Around the time that Reese was hitting the road (cinema-wise), Robert Redford was also going solo, but on an aquatic voyage (which turned into a fight for survival) in All Is Lost. Now he’s on land and on foot at the East Coast near equivalent, the Appalachian Trail. But the Sundance Kid is more than twice Reese’s age. Does he stand a chance there? »
- Jim Batts
In the altogether pleasant A Walk in the Woods, Robert Redford smiles and cracks wise as he hasn't done on screen for many years. It's a marvelous, if wrinkly, sight to behold. The movie, an adaptation of Bill Bryson's 1998 bestselling memoir, is loose and jocular and lighter than air. Bryson (Redford) is a well-recognized author who decides one day to hike the Appalachian Trail -- a hiking trail in the Eastern United States that runs some 2,000 miles (3,500 kilometers) -- without really knowing why. His wife (Emma Thompson) insists that he not travel alone, and so, after many turn-downs, his old friend Stephen Katz (Nick Nolte) volunteers to accompany him. Katz arrives at Bryson's home in New Hampshire, overweight and out-of-shape. He's a...
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Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the end of the summer movie season, and the start of the fall season at the box office, with the weekend receipts usually suffering a sharp drop from the sweltering summer months. This year, only two new releases hit theaters over the holiday weekend, EuropaCorp's action-thriller The Transporter Refueled and Broad Green Pictures' A Walk in the Woods, which actually debuts in theaters starting tomorrow, September 2. Both of these new releases will have to contend with Straight Outta Compton, which has taken the top spot for three weeks in a row, and, judging from the projections at BoxOffice.com, it may be a closer race for the top spot than you may think. Regardless of how close the race is, one thing is for certain: none of these new releases will open big, at all.
Straight Outta Compton faced some unexpected competition in the faith-based drama War Room, »
"Try not to die, okay?"
And, with those five little words, Catherine Bryson (Emma Thompson) sends husband Bill Bryson (Robert Redford) on an epic Appalachian journey alongside one of his oldest -- but estranged -- friends, Stephen Katz (Nick Nolte), in "A Walk in the Woods." In this exclusive clip, Thompson and Redford -- both Academy Award winners, by the way -- share a tender exchange before Redford sets off on his own, delivering all the feels to anyone who's ever had to say goodbye to a soulmate.
"A Walk in the Woods," an adaptation of Bryson's best-selling memoir of the same name, chronicles the ups and downs of the unlikely duo's well-intended hike along the Appalachian Trail, which starts in Georgia and ends in Maine. That's one hell of a walk. As you can imagine, things do not go as planned. But, then again, nothing in life ever does. »
- Tim Hayne
After battling the high seas in 2013’s All is Lost, and threatening all the president’s supermen in last year’s Captain America: Winter Soldier, Robert Redford would seem more than deserving of a little down time. For the prolific actor, producer, and festival head, taking a break meant finally filming passion project A Walk in the Woods, an adaptation of Bill Bryson’s 1998 travelogue memoir. And while a movie about hiking 2,200 miles along the Appalachian Trail sounds anything but restful, A Walk in the Woods proves to be as taxing and eventful as an afternoon nap.
The book provides a presumably loose map for screenwriters Bill Holderman and Michael Arndt (nom de plum Rick Kerb) to follow. The real Bryson trekked through America’s northeast while still in his ‘40s; the Bryson played by Redford is a septuagenarian. Few would argue that the 79-year-old Redford has aged poorly, »
- Sam Woolf
One of the main reasons we go to the movies is to be transported to another world. This might mean a literal different planet, or it might be some dangerous wilderness. While we love our space movies, we have a soft spot in our hearts for movies exploring Earth’s own extreme terrains.
This week sees the release of A Walk in the Woods, a film about a man who returns to the Us and decides to hike the Appalachian Trail to reconnect to his roots. Starring Robert Redford as a man intent on hiking the lengthy Georgia to Maine trek, A Walk in the Woods looks like a promising movie for the outdoor enthusiast. Nick Nolte, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman and Emma Thompson also star.
Luckily for us, there’s no shortage of films celebrating the great outdoors. Hiking, climbing, you name it – if it can be done outside, »
- Amanda Wood
For your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see the new film A Walk in the Woods at the AMC Livonia Theater in Livonia, Michigan on Monday, August 31st 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!
About The Film
A Walk In The Woods: In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson (Academy Award winner Robert Redford), instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife (Academy Award winner Emma Thompson), and large and happy family, challenges himself to hike the Appalachian Trail – 2,200 miles of America’s most unspoiled, spectacular »
A Walk in the Woods, 2015.
Directed by Ken Kwapis.
A semi-retired celebrated travel writer attempts the Appalachian Trail with an old travelling companion.
Looking back at Ken Kwapis’ back catalogue, one gets the impression that he’s definitely well-suited in human comedy-dramas of affluent, middle-class Americans. Kwapis’ film style is greatly utilized here more than in its subject matter; it’s essentially a two-hander piece between Robert Redford’s Bill Bryson, the travelling writer, and his old companion Katz (Nick Nolte). The set ups these characters find themselves in are akin to the sitcom aesthetics Kwapis is also used to working in, with simplistic two-shot camera compositions. In short, Kwapis fans shan’t be disappointed.
Further strengths lie in the on-screen chemistry between Redford and Nolte as they portray such polar opposite characters; Bryson is a sarcastic »
- Matthew Lee
Boehm, will leave Icon Film Distribution on November 11 to focus on further opportunities in Australia and the Us market..
Boehm said working at Icon had been a great experience and an invaluable opportunity to buy high profile, award winning films as well as build on and expand relationships in the Australian and international film community..
"But the time has come for new challenges," she said..
"I.m looking forward to exploring opportunities in the Us while also developing and producing projects with Australian colleagues.".
She will be taking meetings at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival..
Dendy/Icon chief executive, Greg Hughes, said Boehm had made a significant contribution to Icon.s acquisitions and development capabilities.
"The Icon team has benefited greatly from having Susan.s expertise embedded in the business and we »
- Staff Writer
By now, it seems like a perennial contender for Oscars is none other than Bradley Cooper. He’s on quite the run of late, between his collaborations with David O. Russell, the stunning success that was American Sniper, and just being one of our most charismatic A-list stars. Later this year, he’ll look to again appeal to Academy voters, not just with a supporting turn for Russell in Joy, but also in the culinary comedy/drama Burnt, which has taken a bit to develop. Cooper has helped shepherd it to the screen (it’s now test screening, leading to some early reactions to his performance), and judging from the recent Trailer that dropped (which you can see at the end of the piece), this is going to be one intense flick. If things break the right way for it, you could also see it becoming another Oscar vehicle for Cooper. »
- Joey Magidson
From Emma Thompson to Amy Schumer to Taraji P. Henson, this year’s list of Emmy nominees reads like a who’s who of Hollywood. With marquee names adding panache to the primetime awards, can we assume that this year’s red carpet will pack an appropriately powerful punch?
“Absolutely,” says stylist Karla Welch, who’s dressing nominees Amy Poehler, Elisabeth Moss, Sarah Paulson and Lisa Kudrow in addition to Carrie Brownstein, whose IFC sketch series “Portlandia” received a nom. “There’s definitely much more excitement these days regarding the Emmy red carpet. I’m finding we’re getting way more opportunity to create custom gowns, so that really says something,” says Welch, who finds that the big labels are more enthusiastic than ever before. “Designers are right on you the second the nominations come out.”
- Claire Coghlan
Over the years that Den Of Geek has been going, we've regularly been charting the assortment of reboots and remakes that are making their way through the Hollywood system. This, then, is the current state of play. We've removed a bunch of projects that seem utterly dead - the once mooted remakes of Videodrome and Timecrimes, for instance - but we'll keep this list up to date as and when we hear of more.
Without further ado, here's what's coming up...
One of Hollywood's most on and off projects, the current state of the live action Akira remake is that it's back in the works. Marco J Ramirez, the showrunner for season 2 of Netflix's Daredevil show, has been hired to pen a screenplay. Warner Bros is still backing the film, »
Though we still have some burning questions about the live-action Beauty and the Beast movie, we also have a lot of important details about the film starring Emma Watson, including the release date and all the new cast members. This weekend, a few lucky fans (including us!) got a peek at some footage of the film at Disney's D23 event, and we have the best news to report: the yellow dress is in the movie! Here's everything else we know. The Release Date The film will come out on March 17, 2017. It's shooting now, as evidenced by an Instagram pic shared by Josh Gad. It'll Be in 3D Disney has confirmed that the film will be in 3D, with "the help of transformative CG magic." How much CG, though, is still one of our questions. The Cast Members Emma Watson and Dan Stevens are playing the titular beauty and the beast, »
From Star Wars and Captain America to Pirates Of The Caribbean and Alice Through The Looking Glass, Disney, Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm presented their live action film slates this morning at the D23 Expo 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, Calif.
The presentations, which revealed exclusive news and details about the upcoming live action films, were aided by live and video appearances from talent and filmmakers. Walt Disney Studios Chairman Alan Horn hosted the highly anticipated biennial event.
“It’s quite something to be able to have Disney, Marvel and Lucasfilm all on the same stage, and it’s tremendously gratifying to unveil our upcoming projects to our most dedicated fans first,” said Alan Horn, Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios. “We always have an incredible time at the D23 Expo.”
- Michelle McCue
The Weinstein Company has unveiled the trailer for Bradley Cooper's upcoming "Burnt" trailer, co-starring Lily James, Uma Thurman, Sienna Miller, Emma Thompson, Omar Sy, and Daniel Bruhl. Check it out below. Plot: Adam Jones (Cooper) is a Chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior. He cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars. The new movie is directed by John Wells (August: Osage County) and is set to hit theaters on October 23rd. Trailer: »
London — The Zurich Film Festival has added several titles to its Gala Premieres lineup, including “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp, “Colonia,” starring Emma Watson, and “Walk in the Woods,” starring Robert Redford.
“Black Mass,” which is directed by Scott Cooper, is the true story of Whitey Bulger (Depp), a criminal who — with the help of the FBI — became one of the most powerful gangsters in the Boston underworld. It also stars Joel Edgerton, Benedict Cumberbatch and Dakota Johnson.
“Colonia, which is helmed by Florian Gallenberger, also stars Daniel Bruehl and Michael Nyqvist. It is set in Chile in 1973. In the confusion of the military coup Daniel is abducted by the secret service and brought to the notorious Colonia Dignidad. His girlfriend Lena decides to join the mysterious community to save him.
- Leo Barraclough
It's Trailer Thursday, so here are a few new spots to check out: Burnt With all the cooking and food shows on TV, why would anyone need to go to the movies to see a story of a chef attempting to start the best restaurant in the world? Well, this one does star the unstoppable Bradley Cooper, who is surrounded by such amazing supporting players as Emma Thompson, Uma Thurman, Alicia Vikander, Sienna Miller and Daniel Bruhl. And after being delighted last year by Jon Favreau's Chef, we're hungry for more theatrical tales from the culinary world. Burnt opens October 23. Life Fans of the Twilight and Amazing Spider-Man movies should now follow Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan to this true story...
- Christopher Campbell
We see Cooper's character Adam Jones work his way up to leading the staff of a restaurant with two Michelin stars, before losing it all and attempting to set up his own establishment.
Some extremely detailed culinary skills are on show in the trailer, as are some mouthwatering dishes. A bucket of popcorn might not cut it when watching this film.
Cooper sums up his character's desire and drive in the kitchen, saying: "I've loved every minute of it, the heat, the pressure, the violence..."
Cooper and Miller were spotted filming outside a Burger King in London's Leicester Square last year.
The movie has »
Bradley Cooper has an intense new role! The first trailer for "Burnt" was just released, where we're getting to see Cooper play bad boy chef Adam Jones in the highly-anticipated drama. "Burnt" tells the story of a rockstar chef who had it all ... but destroyed his career after abusing drugs and becoming difficult to work with. After cleaning up his act, Adam returns to London where he tries to salvage his reputation by running a Michelin-star restaurant and enlists some of the best cooks around to help him make it happen. Check out the trailer above to see Bradley's skills in the kitchen! The flick boasts a pretty impressive cast, too -- Jamie Dornan, Lily James, Uma Thurman, Sienna Miller and Emma Thompson star alongside Cooper in the movie. Are you excited to see Bradley's new drama? Sound off below and check out the gallery to see more stars who've transformed for a role! »
- tooFab Staff
Bradley Cooper is cooking up something really good in his upcoming drama Burnt. In the movie, the three-time Oscar nominee plays Adam Jones, a bad boy chef trying to make a comeback after he loses his shiney young career to drugs abuse. When asked in the trailer what he's been doing since his fall from grace, Cooper says, "Sniffing, snorting [and] injecting." The trailer is chock full of Top Chef fantasies. Cooper slices and dices, throws tantrums and declares, "I don't want my restaurant to be a place where you come and eat. I want people to sit at that table and be sick with longing." The cast also includes Jamie Dornan, Sienna Miller, Emma Thompson, Uma Thurman, »
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