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Adam Rapp is an award-winning playwright, theater director, novelist, and filmmaker. He is the author of numerous plays, including "Nocturne," "Blackbird," and "Red Light Winter," which was named a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize. He made his directorial debut in 2005 with the Toronto Film Festival selection "Winter Passing," and followed it up with an adaptation of his play "Blackbird," which won Best Narrative Feature at the Charlotte Film Festival and received a Special Jury Award for Achievement in Directing from the Florida Film Festival. His new film "Loitering With Intent" follows aspiring writers Dominic (Michael Godere) and Raphael (Ivan Martin) who need to come up with a script fast after a chance encounter with a producer. The pair head to upstate New York to work on their project in isolation, but they encounter Dominic’s sister (Marisa Tomei), who's desperately trying to escape from her boyfriend (Sam Rockwell). Biggest challenge in completing this. »
While Cannes might be dominating the buzz at the moment, on Wednesday, April 16th, the Tribeca Film Festival kicks off, bringing audiences cinematic treasures a little bit closer to home. And one movie to keep an eye on is "Loitering With Intent." It's the latest from Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp, who earned the honor for his 2006 play "Red Light Winter," and previously directed "Winter Passing" starring Zooey Deschanel and Will Ferrell in 2005. This time around, the director has rounded up Michael Godere, Ivan Martin, Marisa Tomei, Sam Rockwell, Brian Geraghty, Isabelle McNally and Natasha Lyonne to star in "Loitering With Intent" — also co-written by leads Ivan Martin and Michael Godere — and it follows a couple of out-of-work actors who think they have the next hot script. Here's the official synopsis: Through a chance encounter, out-of-work-actors Raphael (Ivan Martin) and Dominic (Michael Godere) hustle a prominent New York producer into believing. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
There are no dreams deferred for the producers of the Denzel Washington-led revival of A Raisin in the Sun. In its first full week since its April 3 opening, director Kenny Leon’s well-reviewed revival earned a remarkable $1.18 million, according to figures from the Broadway League covering ticket sales for the week ending April 13. That makes it the fifth highest-grossing show of the week and the only non-musical to cross the seven-figure threshold. And thanks to premium ticket prices as high as $348, Raisin actually exceeded the estimated gross potential of the Ethel Barrymore Theatre by 16 percent.
The new season is »
- Thom Geier
Logan Marshall-Green is a proud papa. For the second time! The Prometheus star took to Instagram on Friday to happily announce to the world that he and wife Diane had welcomed a son. Complete with pictures, of course. "Meet Tennessee Logan Marshall-Green," he captioned an adorable photo of the couple's bundle of joy. The 37-year-old actor also posted a very cute shot of his daughter holding her new sibling, writing, "My Chilin Chilin." Another snap shows Diane gently cradling little Tennessee while staring lovingly at him. In January 2103, rumors circulated that Logan was engaged to Marisa Tomei. However, the actress's rep confirmed to E! News at the time »
New York – In a typically double-edged moment in The Realistic Joneses, Marisa Tomei's frightened character takes a clumsy stab at praying. "You're probably, like, my God, what is this even about?" she muses to the Almighty. Audiences drawn solely by the impressive cast might share that confusion, given what a bold departure this represents for commercially risk-averse Broadway. The absurdist intellectual humor of playwright Will Eno is very much an acquired taste, provoking as much discomfort as laughs, and placing him somewhere between Samuel Beckett and Edward Albee. But theatergoers willing to dive into the sea of
- David Rooney
‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ box office: ‘Captain America 2′ to pass $100 million on opening weekend? (photo: Chris Evans and Robert Redford in ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’) The Avengers effect has yet to subside. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a sequel to both The Avengers and Captain America: The First Avenger, debuted with an estimated $10.2 million from Thursday night (April 3, 2014) screenings in North America, including $1.2 million at 344 IMAX locations. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, and featuring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, and veteran Robert Redford Captain America: The Winter Soldier is poised to enjoy the biggest April weekend opening ever at the domestic box office, even after factoring in inflation. At 3,938 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, Captain America: The Winter Soldier will surely surpass the current April record-holder, Justin Lin’s Fast Five. Starring Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, and Dwayne Johnson, the Rio de Janeiro-set »
- Zac Gille
The 61st Sydney Film Festival today announced 32 films to be featured in this year.s event (June 4-15) in advance of the full program launch on May 7.
The line-up includes the world premiere of The Redfern Story, 19 Australian premieres, 13 features, 11 documentaries and an eight-film retrospective on maverick American filmmaker Robert Altman. Altman.s son, filmmaker Michael Altman, will attend festival and introduce several of the Altman screenings.
Darlene Johnson.s The Redfern Story chronicles the volatile birth of the first all-Indigenous theatre company, the National Black Theatre. It features interviews with indigenous media pioneer Lester Bostock, writer Gerry Bostock, actor Lillian Crombie, activist-academic Gary Foley, academic Marcia Langton, actors Rachael Maza, Bryan Brown and Bindi Williams. .We are pleased to present this sneak preview of 32 of the 180-plus films in this year.s program,. said Festival Director Nashen Moodley. .We have gathered a selection of the best films from the »
- Staff writer
In Will Eno’s Broadway play, “The Realistic Joneses,” opening April 6 at the Lyceum Theater, Toni Collette plays Jennifer Jones, a woman whose laconic husband (Tracy Letts) has a rare terminal illness. When her new neighbors, also called the Joneses (played by Michael C. Hall and Marisa Tomei) show up, the four characters start interacting in all sorts of weird ways. Mr. Hall’s character can’t seem to stop talking — he says all the things most people tend to keep to themselves; Ms. »
- Stefanie Cohen
Marking Will Eno’s first play to hit Broadway (his acclaimed mini-opus The Open House plays Off Broadway through this Sunday), The Realistic Joneses proves to be one of the unbeatable ensembles of the theater season, with its talented brood all making much-awaited returns: Dexter’s Michael C. Hall back on the boards for the first time in 12 years (since a short stint as Billy Flynn in Chicago), co-star Toni Collette (The United States of Tara) in her first NYC stage role since wowing us with her singing chops in The Wild Party in 2000, Oscar winner Marisa Tomei strutting her »
- Jason Clark
Over the course of a nearly-20-year filmmaking career, Darren Aronofsky has made movies about deranged mathematicians, drug addicts, doctors, down-on-their-luck athletes and dancers. When it was announced in 2007 that the Brooklyn-born director would be taking on Noah — the story of a man, a flood and one very angry deity — you could hear the scratching of heads. The man who showed us Jared Leto and Jennifer Connelly shooting up in Requiem for a Dream was making the first big-budget, A-lister–helmed biblical project since Mel Gibson's 2004 The Passion of the Christ? »
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. That’s certainly the case in Rob the Mob, Raymond De Felitta’s jaunty, disarmingly human crime caper about Tommy and Rosemarie Uva, a real Queens couple who brazenly stuck up social clubs habited by members of two major New York crime families, and got away with it – until they didn’t.
When we first meet Tommy and Rosie, they’re embarking on an ill-advised robbery, one which will land Tommy in prison for 18 months. Immediately, the motivations behind their life of crime are clear; of course, the financial incentive is there, but there’s a heated romantic spark driving their activities forward as well. So crazy in love that they feel invincible, the two lovebirds instinctively feel that the world is theirs for the taking.
Once Tommy’s out, it’s not long before the two are scheming again, despite Rosie’s »
- Isaac Feldberg
Updated: Ethan Peck (10 Things I Hate About You), Eureka alum Ed Quinn and Hart Bochner (The Starter Wife) will co-star opposite Mary-Louise Parker in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Feed Me. The project centers on a dysfunctional family bound by love and the restaurant they run together. The three adult children of restaurant owners Alice and Len Carroll are all struggling with various romantic/sexual/marital crises, all of which seem to come to a head as they gather in a hospital waiting room to support Emma (Parker) as her husband Will (Bochner) recovers from a heart attack suffered during an extra-marital tryst. Peck plays Ned, Emma’s terminally adolescent younger brother, a culinary artist who tries hard to bring some sophistication and modernity to his family’s decades old restaurant, but his menu changes only infuriate his dad. Quinn plays John Carroll, the eldest and the most cynical and »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
You can take the actor out of the serial killer, but it's not necessarily as easy the other way around.
Six months after "Dexter" ended its eight-season Showtime run, title star Michael C. Hall is involved in other projects -- including his participation as one of the celebrity "correspondents" in Showtime's global-warming documentary miniseries "Years of Living Dangerously," premiering Sunday, April 13 -- but he admits traces of Dexter and his "Dark Passenger" remain.
"It's been a bit busier than I had anticipated," Hall tells Zap2it of his career lately. "I went and shot a movie right after the show ended ('Cold in July,' slated for a May opening after being shown at this year's Sundance Film Festival), then within a few days, I was off to Bangladesh [for 'Years of Living Dangerously']. Then I had a couple of weeks off before the play I'm now doing, so I've been busy. And that's been good. »
Two decades after serving as semi-light relief for Big Apple newspaper editors in the heady days of the John Gotti trial, the richly improbable story of Tommy and Rosemarie Uva gets lively, compassionate treatment in the latest likable effort from practised East Coast portraitist Raymond De Felitta. Though the film reunites De Felitta with Andy Garcia, the star and producer of 2010′s “City Island,” the spotlight is ceded to sparky younger stars Michael Pitt and Nina Arianda as a Bronx-reared Bonnie and Clyde who hit on a novel, elegant and inevitably ill-fated get-rich-quick scheme: holding up and cleaning out Mafia social clubs, knowing their victims would keep the law out of it. Graced with good humor, seamy period texture and a particularly sensational turn from Arianda, this otherwise unassuming pic – premiered at the Miami Film Festival – opens in limited release on March 21, and should do its best business in ancillary. »
- Guy Lodge
By the looks of it, the Tribeca Film Festival might finally be growing out of their awkward teenage phase and moving into a new era where the nab more than just Sundance and SXSW festival rejects. Artistic Director Frederic Boyer has managed to nab some noteworthy American indie projects such as Lou Howe’s Gabriel (see pic above), Keith Miller’s Five Star, Adam Rapp’s Loitering with Intent, and Tristan Patterson’s Electric Slide.
On the docu front, we’ve got the latest from the likes of notable documentarians Marshall Curry and Jessica Yu. Think Ewan McGregor’s Long Way Round meets child solider movie for Curry’s awesomely titled Point and Shoot — where the Libyan rebel army take hold of Curry’s subject. Yu moves from water shortage in Last Call at the Oasis (read our review) to the biggest pandemic of all; Misconception looks at the consequences »
- Eric Lavallee
The 13th Tribeca Film Festival has announced half its slate for next month’s New York celebration, which runs April 16-27. Culled from more than 6,000 submissions, Tribeca 2014 includes 55 world premieres, 37 first-time filmmakers, and 22 female directors. “Variously inspired by individual interests and experience and driven by an intense sensibility of style, the array of new filmmaking voices in this year’s competition is especially impressive and I think memorable,” said Frederic Boyer, Tribeca’s artistic director. “The range of American subcultures and international genres represented here are both eclectic and wide reaching.”
On April 17, Gabriel will open the World Narrative competition, »
- Jeff Labrecque
The 2014 Tribeca Film Festival has announced an initial slate of 47 features spread across three sections, with world premieres including fashion doc “Dior and I,” Rory Culkin starrer “Gabriel” and vampire comedy “Summer of Blood.”
Those three titles are each the opening night screenings of the respective sections in which they appear, with all three bowing April 17, the day after the festival opens with “Time Is Illmatic,” the new music doc about Nas and his landmark hiphop album “Illmatic.”
“Gabriel,” Lou Howe’s story about a confused teenager, launches the world narrative feature competition, a 12-film lineup that includes “Goodbye to All That,” by Angus MacLachlan (screenwriter of “Junebug”) starring Paul Schneider, Melanie Lynskey, Heather Graham and Anna Camp.
Also part of that section’s slate are “Loitering With Intent,” Adam Rapp’s story of aspiring screenwriters and the sister who interrupts them, starring Brian Geraghty, Marisa Tomei and Sam Rockwell; Ryan Piers Williams’ “X/Y, »
- Gordon Cox
Tribeca Film Festival top brass have announced (4) the World Narrative and Documentary Competition film selections and Viewpoints titles, comprising 47 of the 89 features that will screen at the festival over April 16-27.
The World Narrative Feature Competition will open with the world premiere of Lou Howe’s Gabriel starring Rory Culkin, while the corresponding documentary category kicks off with the world premiere of Frédéric Tcheng’s Dior And I (pictured).
Viewpoints opens with the world premiere of Onur Tukel’s Summer Of Blood and the section includes the North American premiere of Diao Yinan’s Berlin Golden Bear winner Black Coal, Thin Ice as well as the Us premiere of David Mackenzie’s Starred Up.
All three sections will commence on April 17. As previously announced, the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival will open with documentary Time Is Illmatic a day earlier.
Overall the festival will screen features from 32 countries including 55 world premieres, six international premieres, 12 North American »
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In what’s sure to be the ensemble of the season, with enough entertainment awards between its cast members to fill Radio City Music Hall, the quartet tackle a new relationship comedy about two pairs of neighbors who have more in common than initially thought, in the long-awaited Main Stem debut for much-admired playwright Will Eno.
EW has an exclusive look at the press event for the cast and creators, all of whom are excited »
- Jason Clark
It started so well; two of Hollywood’s hottest properties making self-deprecating jokes about how they were the perfect age to snare a younger demographic of viewer for a ceremony which had been shedding ratings faster than it added minutes to its running time. For Anne Hathaway and James Franco, that would be as good as it got, the remainder of their hosting duties for the 83rd Academy Awards was made up of unintelligible ramblings and a Western’s worth of tumbleweeds.
They weren’t really to blame, well Hathaway anyway, because this had been one of the few times that the Academy had opted for a non-comedian occupying the Kodak Theatre stage. There was 2009’s soft-focus Hugh Jackman sing-along, and in 1995 David Letterman gave us the cringe-worthy “Oprah. Uma. Uma. Oprah” moment of infamy. Both examples underline that the appeal of the host, and by proxy their laugh quota, »
- Matt Rodgers
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