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Jennifer Garner Polices Her Daughter’s Facebook in New Men, Women & Children Clip

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Paramount Pictures has released a new Men, Women & Children clip from director Jason Reitman’s (Up in the Air) latest feature.  The drama follows the loosely connected stories of a group of teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate life in the digital age, and having seen the film at Tiff, I can attest that it’s a moving and dark snapshot of humanity and the ways in which we interact with one another.  While the film is really about larger issues than technology, it does use our tech-obsessed culture as a conduit through which to dig into bigger themes, and this new clip shows Jennifer Garner’s over-protective mother casually perusing through her daughter’s (Short Term 12’s Kaitlyn Dever) Facebook page.  Garner’s character is one of the more disturbing in the film, offering a glimpse at the kinds of parents that think it’s »

- Adam Chitwood

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Men, Women & Children Review

1 October 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.  Men, Women & Children opens today in limited release.] It’s comforting to view the Internet as a force. Things existed one way, the Internet came along, completely changed everything, and now—for better or worse—those things are barely recognizable. We’re all looking down, clacking into our smart phones, so the Internet must have transformed us, right? It’s just so powerful, and we were caught in its wake. Current communication technology has changed us, but Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children wryly, wisely, and astutely observes our fears and insecurities long preceded our smartphones. The film is a sharp commentary on the decay of intimacy as we, isolated in the cosmos, have now become isolated from each other. Woven together with well-crafted storylines, sharp performances, and convincing drama, Reitman’s latest film mostly avoids being a cautionary tale and instead provides an insightful look on how online communication changes our relationships but doesn’t define our lives. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Men, Women & Children | Review

29 September 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

I Tumblr For You; The Kids Aren’t Alright in Reitman’s Latest

Parents and their burgeoning teenagers battle their insecurities and repressed sexuality amidst ever present technology in an otherwise hushed community in a tightly woven all-American town. Sound familiar? On the surface, Jason Reitman’s latest effort Men, Women & Children is trying so very much to be American Beauty. There’s the hyper-sexualized cheerleaders, the stifled paternal figures and their mentally or morally absent partners, who all crash into their own devastating denouements. Unfortunately, despite his effort to create a modified updated retelling of Sam Mendes’ masterpiece for the plugged-in age, Reitman’s film is ersatz, and instantly forgotten.

Via Emma Thompson’s voiceover (which was used to far better effect in the underrated Stranger than Fiction), the audience is introduced to the close-knit residents of a Texan town. There’s the sexually frustrated married couple Don (Adam Sandler »

- Leora Heilbronn

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Taylor Swift and John Cleese confirmed for Graham Norton Show

24 September 2014 7:54 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Taylor Swift is the latest celebrity confirmed for the new series of The Graham Norton Show.

The popstar will be joined on Norton's sofa by Monty Python comedy giant John Cleese and controversial cricketer Kevin Pietersen on Friday, October 10.

Neil Diamond will be the musical guest, performing a track from his new record Melody Road.

The Graham Norton Show returns this Friday (September 26) with Peter Capaldi, Gemma Arterton and George Ezra on the show.

Other guests lined up for the series include Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and Dracula Untold star Luke Evans.

Watch a classic clip from The Graham Norton Show below: »

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Men, Women & Children Movie Review

24 September 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Men, Women & Children Paramount Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  A- Director:  Jason Reitman Screenplay:  Jason Reitman Cast:  Ansel Elgort, Adam Sandler, Judy Greer, Jennifer Garner, Emma Thompson Screened at:  Paramount, NYC, 9/25/14 Opens:  October 1, 2014 The Internet has been called by writers in a recent New York magazine article one of the ten great inventions of all time, comparable to the discovery of fire and the invention of the wheel.  Like the wheel and fire—which between them have caused no small number of tragic and painful deaths—the ‘net has not been an unmixed blessing.  The invention has been responsible for 24-hour  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 100 Pairs of Passes to ‘Men, Women & Children’ From ‘Juno’ Director

23 September 2014 9:42 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 100 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new dramedy “Men, Women & Children” from the “Juno” director starring Jennifer Garner and Adam Sandler!

“Men, Women & Children,” which opens in Chicago on Oct. 3, 2014 and is rated “R,” also stars Kaitlyn Dever, Ansel Elgort, Emma Thompson, J.K. Simmons, Rosemarie DeWitt, Judy Greer, Dennis Haysbert, Elena Kampouris and Olivia Crocicchia from “Juno” and “Up in the Air” director Jason Reitman and writer Jason Reitman based on the novel by Chad Kultgen. Note: As this film is rated “R,” you must be 17+ to win this Hookup.

To win your free “Men, Women & Children” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 at 7 p.m. in Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Don’t We Want ’70s-Style Adult Thrillers Like ‘A Walk Among The Tombstones’? A Chat With Scott Frank

23 September 2014 8:50 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Everybody says, bring back those great, gritty 70s adult thrillers. Scott Frank makes one with Liam Neeson in A Walk Among The Tombstones, and not enough people show up to launch it into a franchise. With $13 million in ticket sales so far, it’s $5 million short of what it is needed to trigger more films based on the Matthew Scudder character from Lawrence Block’s mystery novels. I can sit here and wonder if the results would have been better had Universal opened it after Denzel Washington’s turn in The Equalizer this Friday, when appetites will be whetted  for challenging adult films and heroes without capes. Or I can point to the squeamishness of some critics who blasted Frank for faithfully adapting a novel about Scudder’s hunt for two serial killers preying on the girlfriends and daughters of drug dealers. It is hard to pretty that up, but one normally smart, »

- Mike Fleming Jr

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New Images From Men, Women & Children Showcase Stellar Cast

23 September 2014 7:50 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Jason Reitman has delivered some absolutely incredible films over the years, from Juno to Up in the Air, so it’s with great enthusiasm that we’re anticipating the arrival of his take on the Internet age, enigmatically titled Men, Women & Children. The cast is absolutely terrific, with an assortment of A-listers and red-hot up-and-comers, but the real cause for excitement is Reitman’s script, which looks to tell an ambitious story of how the connecting power of technology has rendered us more lonely than ever.

Early buzz about the film has been highly positive, with many applauding the dark tone and tense story. Particular praise has gone towards actors Adam Sandler, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort and Kaitlyn Dever, but the entire cast has been met with strong notices. Men, Women & Children also stars Dean NorrisJennifer Garner, Judy Greer, J.K. Simmons, Elena Kampouris, Timothée Chalamet, Olivia Crocicchia, Dennis Haysbert and Emma Thompson. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Watch Emma Thompson Sing ‘Worst Pies in London’ As Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd

23 September 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Earlier this year, Emma Thompson made her first stage appearance in a quarter century during a five-night performance of Sweeney Todd at Lincoln Center, where she played the murderous meat-pie maker Mrs. Lovett. It was such a hit that she'll be reprising the role on the London stage next year. Until then, however, here's a sneak peek of what it will look like — Live From Lincoln Center will air Sweeney Todd on PBS this Friday, September 26. »

- Vulture Editors

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Cinematographers Guild Names Special Awards Recipients

22 September 2014 1:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

D.p.’s Michael Goi, John Bailey and Judy Irola are among the special award recipients who will be honored in conjunction with the International Cinematographers Guild’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards.

The awards will be presented during the Eca opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Hollywood on September 26.

The main 18th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards ceremony will take place at the Directors Guild of America Theater on September 28. Actress Stefanie Powers will be a guest speaker.

Goi (“American Horror Story,” pictured above), will receive the Kodak Cinematography Mentor of the Year award. He conducts seminars at Cal State Northridge, the Maine Photographic Workshop, at his alma mater Columbia College and at the Icg. Goi has been nominated for three Primetime Emmys (“Horror Story,” “Glee” and “My Name is Earl”) and is past president of the Asc.

Bailey (“Groundhog Day”), recipient of the Technicolor Cinematography Journalist of the Year award, »

- Peter Caranicas

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Cinematographers Guild Names Special Awards Recipients

22 September 2014 1:46 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

D.p.’s Michael Goi, John Bailey and Judy Irola are among the special award recipients who will be honored in conjunction with the International Cinematographers Guild’s Emerging Cinematographer Awards.

The awards will be presented during the Eca opening event at the American Society of Cinematographers Clubhouse in Hollywood on September 26.

The main 18th annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards ceremony will take place at the Directors Guild of America Theater on September 28. Actress Stefanie Powers will be a guest speaker.

Goi (“American Horror Story,” pictured above), will receive the Kodak Cinematography Mentor of the Year award. He conducts seminars at Cal State Northridge, the Maine Photographic Workshop, at his alma mater Columbia College and at the Icg. Goi has been nominated for three Primetime Emmys (“Horror Story,” “Glee” and “My Name is Earl”) and is past president of the Asc.

Bailey (“Groundhog Day”), recipient of the Technicolor Cinematography Journalist of the Year award, »

- Peter Caranicas

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo March for Climate Change in NYC

21 September 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo and Edward Norton joined thousands of people Sunday at an NYC march to draw attention to climate change. Crowds gathered Sunday morning in midtown Manhattan for the People's Climate Change march, billed as the largest such protest in five years. Similar events were planned on the same day in other major cities around the world, including London, where Emma Thompson participated. Al Gore, NYC mayor Bill de Blasio, Un secretary general Ban Ki-moon, Sting and Evangeline Lilly also participated in the NYC march, according to Gawker. The event comes as world leaders are set to gather

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- Ryan Gajewski

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New images from Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children

21 September 2014 12:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot off the heels of the new trailer release for Jason Reitman’s upcoming film Men, Women & Children, Paramount has released a new batch of images showing off the drama’s varied cast and even a few behind-the-scenes shots at Reitman himself. Check them out below, right after the synopsis.

Men, Women & Children follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose – some tragic, some hopeful – as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, »

- James Garcia

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Mark Ruffalo, Leonardo DiCaprio And Al Gore Join People's Climate March In NYC

20 September 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio marched for climate change in New York City’s People’s Climate March, which has attracted thousands to walk the streets of New York.

People's Climate March NYC

The People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday, Sept. 21, was organized as a message to the United Nations summit on climate change, scheduled to take place on Tuesday in New York City.

“We are demanding the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities,” reads the official march website.

To the frontlines! Let's do this thing! #PeopleClimateMarch @LeoDiCaprio @MarkRuffalo pic.twitter.com/en6NrMC0cI

— Solutions Project (@SolutionsProj) September 21, 2014

Ruffalo and DiCaprio joined thousands on Sunday, including actors Kevin Bacon and his wife Kyra Sedgwick, »

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Emma Thompson On Her Writing Process: A Yoga Mat, A Hoover, & Lots Of Crying

20 September 2014 4:26 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Quirky is possibly the best word to describe Emma Thompson‘s BAFTA Screenwriters’ Lecture, hilariously delivered tonight in London. It included a physical demonstration of her writing process; pearls of wisdom shared with the filmmaker attendees; and an anecdote about how a period sketch she wrote featuring a Victorian-era virgin encountering a penis led to her penning Sense And Sensibility.

The event, a Thompson-directed variation on a regular series of screenwriter conversations, continued a mini-season of high-wattage names visiting the British Academy, which started with James Schamus on Thursday and David Fincher on Friday. And Thompson tapped her acting and sketch comedy background to give the sell-out crowd a good show.

She was already on stage as the audience started filing in, dressed down in denim overalls and a thick navy coat so that few noticed her at first. She sat barefoot at a tiny writing desk, and in between scribbling on a notepad, »

- Joe Utichi, Special To Deadline

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Emma Thompson Talks Clint Eastwood, Billy Wilder, Gender Differences

20 September 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Emma Thompson discussed her screenwriting process, differences between the genders and her appreciation for Clint Eastwood and Billy Wilder at a BAFTA and BFI screenwriters lecture in London on Saturday night.‎ Eastwood has always been "a great hero" of hers, she said. "I grew up on westerns." Since she grew up watching them with her father every night, she said "I was very much influenced by that form." Speaking at the BFI Southbank location, she recalled when she won an Oscar for her work in Howards End (1992), while Eastwood won for Unforgiven. She said the actor put his

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Meet the Characters of Jason Reitman’s Dark Ensemble in 17 New Men, Women & Children Images

19 September 2014 1:10 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Fresh off the full-length trailer debut, Paramount Pictures has released a large batch of new Men, Women & Children images from Up in the Air and Young Adult director Jason Reitman’s new film.  The drama follows the loosely connected stories of a group of teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate life in the digital age.  I saw the film at Tiff and thought it was excellent.  It’s an incredibly dark snapshot of humanity and the ways in which we interact with one another, and it marks a solid step forward in Reitman’s increasingly unpredictable filmography.  The story takes place in a Texas town, and the local high school is the link that connects the various storylines.  These new images reveal the cast of characters, including Ansel Elgort and Kaitlyn Dever’s young loners, Adam Sandler and Rosemarie DeWitt’s disillusioned married couple, and Dean Norris’ single father. »

- Adam Chitwood

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Watch: Everyone's Disconnected In The New Trailer For Jason Reitman's 'Men, Women & Children'

17 September 2014 6:09 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Jason Reitman's got a new drama and it's called "Men, Women & Children." It's got a terrific ensemble cast in Emma Thompson, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Judy Greer, Kaitlyn Dever (“Short Term 12,”) Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort (“The Fault In Our Stars”) Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad”), J.K. Simmons, Dennis Haysbert and Elena Kampouris (“Labor Day”). But reviews out of Toronto, where the film premiered, were decidedly mixed. One crowd found it to be a thoughtful and powerful look at the way the digital age brings us together while also dividing us. Another crowd described it as akin to "Crash" for the Internet (we mean the Paul Haggis version, not the Cronenberg version, which could be pretty awesome). Our reviewer in Toronto was decidedly in the latter camp. "Jason Reitman's film becomes the very thing it initially mocks, a 'Dateline'-esque ensemble piece about the dark consequences of logging on, that »

- Edward Davis

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New Men, Women & Children Trailer Digs Deep Into the Darkness of Life in the Digital Age

17 September 2014 5:15 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Paramount Pictures has released a new Men, Women & Children trailer for director Jason Reitman’s (Up in the Air) excellent new drama.  The film follows the loosely connected stories of a group of teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate life in the digital age.  I caught the film at Tiff and found it to be a dark, complex, and emotional snapshot of humanity that also marks another bold step in Reitman’s diverse career.  You can’t say the Juno filmmaker isn’t making ambitious choices, and while some critics found the technology angle in Men, Women & Children to be contrived, I’d argue that the film really isn’t about the dangers of the internet at all—it’s about us.  Adam Sandler is fantastic in the most subdued performance of his career, Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars) and Kaitlyn Dever (Short Term 12 »

- Adam Chitwood

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Watch Emma Thompson sling human meat pies in 'Sweeney Todd'

17 September 2014 6:00 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Emma Thompson wants to murder you and cook you into a pie.

Libelous overgeneralizations aside, Thompson would likely be the first to gush about her brief stint as questionably amoral piemaker Mrs. Lovett in the New York Philharmonic’s critically beloved production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street last March.

EW raved about the production—particularly Thompson’s triple-threat performance opposite the likes of Audra McDonald (as the beggar woman) and Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel as the titular barber—and now viewers can experience the joy of seeing Thompson sling (pies) and sing (Sondheim) when the production »

- Marc Snetiker

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