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StreamFix is your one-stop shop for the web's best streams. Here's the best of Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Crackle this week. Netflix "Galaxy Quest" It's strange that we choose to watch other movies when we can just watch "Galaxy Quest" again and again. The awesome movie puts washed-up TV actors from a cult sci-fi hit (played by Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, Tony Shalhoub, and Alan Rickman) into a real-life space adventure. Perfect chemistry for such an offbeat cast. I'd say, "Sigourney Weaver has never been more bad-ass!" but she achieves such heights in pretty much every movie, doesn't she? "Alfie" I'm not much for remakes of Michael Caine's best work (Remember the abysmal "Sleuth" revamp?), but Jude Law actually succeeds here by recreating the debonair man at the heart of the 1966 classic. Susan Sarandon, Marisa Tomei, and Jane Krakowski all pay his conquests here. Oh, Alfie. What's it all about? »
- Louis Virtel
Chinese production company Huayi Brothers has selected its first movie to be financed through its new U.S. company: a Chinese-language remake of the Robert Downey Jr.-Marisa Tomei romantic comedy Only You. The film will star Tang Wei, who appeared in Ang Lee's 2007 film Lust, Caution, and Feng Shaofeng. Released by Sony's Tristar label in 1994, Only You, directed by Norman Jewison, starred Tomei and Downey as two soulmates who eventually find each other. The remake will be directed by newcomer Zhang Hao and produced by Feng Xiaogang. Read more China's Huayi Brothers Plans to Invest up to $150 Million in Jeff Robinov's
- Kim Masters
John Kelly.s role in transforming Hobart.s 100-year-old State Cinema into a highly successful seven-screen complex which attracts more than 200,000 patrons each year has been recognised.
The exhibitor received the Independent Spirit Award from the Australian Independent Distributors Association (Aida) at the 69th Australian International Movie Convention on the Gold Coast on Monday night.
Screen Australia CEO Graeme Mason presented Kelly with the award, which recognises an individual whose career has been based primarily in Australian independent exhibition, distribution or production and who has made a significant contribution to the success of independent fllms.
Voted by Aida members, previous recipients include Ingrid van den Berghe from Luna Palace Cinemas, Wa (2013), retired Greater Union exhibitor John Politzer (2012) and Bob Parr, head of programming for South Australia's Wallis Cinemas (2011).
The other honorees at the Aida dinner were:
Best suburban cinema - Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Cremorne Presented by: Alaric McAusland . MD »
- Don Groves
There's a moment in The Rewrite when a nostalgic Keith Michaels (Hugh Grant) heads to YouTube to relive his Academy Awards winners' speech for screenwriting. It's an archive clip of Grant himself picking up a prize, he's floppy-haired, charming and reminds you of just how good he was back in the Notting Hill height-of-fame era.
There have, of course, been great roles for Grant since then. 2002's About a Boy represents a career high, while the criminally-underseen Cloud Atlas saw him in chameleon mode, switching effortlessly between six different characters.
The Rewrite is Grant's fourth starring role for Marc Lawrence (putting the filmmaker in Richard Curtis territory in terms of collaborations), but when their last outing was Did You Hear About the Morgans?, you can guess where this one is going. »
Hugh Grant has said that he dislikes the majority of the films he has appeared in.
The actor, who plays the lead in upcoming romantic comedy The Rewrite, told The Mirror that he turns down the majority of work he is offered now.
Hugh Grant: Nobody wanted me in Four Weddings
Grant, who has had roles in films including Love Actually, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Bridget Jones' Diary, said: "I have pretty much hated any other film I've ever been in. But I liked this one.
"Nowadays I pretty much turn everything down anyway, because I just feel too old. Certainly for romantic comedy and certainly for showbusiness in general. Occasionally, they wheel me out."
The actor, who was speaking at the world premiere of The Rewrite, added that he does not consider his new film to be strictly a romantic comedy.
''I know it's being »
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It’s an understood rule of comedic actors that they can all do drama, as well. Comedy is harder, of course. But then not every comedic actor is truly an actor. Not every comedic performance is about more than good line readings and having the necessary timing to tell a joke. Stand-up comedians often get starring gigs on sitcoms, but that doesn’t mean they’ll wind up with an Oscar nomination someday. (Sorry, Sinbad.) Those who do end up with Academy recognition are those who were always set to shine on the big screen and wound up on TV as a short little detour along the way. Jennifer Lawrence, for example. And Tom Hanks. And Leonardo DiCaprio. But there are also former TV comedy stars who do great work in dramatic movies and never garner Oscar attention, and then they have to go back and do a Dumb and Dumber sequel. There »
- Christopher Campbell
The exclusive deal with Derbez underscores the high stakes of reaching the coveted Hispanic moviegoing audience — a fast-growing demographic at the box office.
Derbez starred in and directed Pantelion’s hit “Instructions Not Included,” the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S. at $44 million. The film grossed another $55 million outside the U.S.
“Pantelion and Televisa can reach my core fan base better than anyone and, with the distribution expertise and brand recognition of Lionsgate, I know we can build on the crossover audience that we began to reach with ‘Instructions,'” Derbez said.
Derbez also starred in 2007’s “Under the Same Moon,” which took in about half of its $23 million worldwide in the U.S.
- Dave McNary
Mexican actor, director, writer and producer Eugenio Derbez, the star of Pantelion Films' breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S., has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Pantelion Films, the collaboration between next generation global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: Lgf) and Mexican media corporation Grupo Televisa, the parties announced today. Derbez, through his newly-launched 3Pas ('tripas") Studios production company, a partnership with former Pantelion President of Production Benjamin Odell, will focus on Spanish and English-language films targeted at Latino and crossover audiences in the Us.
"We are thrilled to take our longstanding relationship with Eugenio to the next level. He is a true auteur in every sense of the word, and he has an amazing ability to tap into the shared passions of Latino and American audiences. Teaming up with such an enormous talent cements »
- Kellvin Chavez
Eugenio Derbez, writer, director and star of hit Spanish-language comedy Instructions Not Included, has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Lionsgate/Grupo Televisa’s Pantelion Films, staying in business with the label that released his record-setting Spanish-language pic last year. The pact was made via Derbez’s newly launched 3PasStudios, a partnership with former Pantelion president of production Benjamin Odell. 3Pas will focus on Spanish- and English-language films targeted at Latino and crossover audiences in the U.S.
Instructions Not Included became the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S. when it opened last year. Pantelion also is behind biopic Cantinflas which has pulled in $3.6M since it opened last weekend in 382 theaters.
Derbez’s credits include Under The Same Moon, also among the highest-grossing Spanish language films released in the U.S. He and Odell first worked together on Sangre de Mi Sangre in 2006, starring Derbez, which »
- The Deadline Team
After an overly successful stint around this year’s festival circuit, Love Is Strange — Ira Sachs’ poignant tale of longterm partners Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) — has been celebrated by audiences and critics alike since it hit theatres on August 22nd. In his review, our own Matt Donato praised the central performance at the heart of the movie:
Taking place within the Big Apple itself, Sachs’ sixth feature film centers on the aforementioned duo who, after tying the knot in Lower Manhattan, are faced with challenge after challenge that put their idyllic relationship to the test. After George loses his job, the pair are thereby forced to shack up with friends and distant relatives just to make ends meet. »
- Michael Briers
• Let me say it again. Marisa. Tomei. I’ll take her wherever I can get her, and I’d watch The Rewrite if only as a dolled-up delivery system for the most undervalued Oscar-winning actress working today. Why active, actress-friendly directors like David O. Russell and Woody Allen have yet to scoop her up and make a comedic muse out of her is totally beyond comprehension. She’s moving, miffed, and magnificent in Love is Strange, giving a pitch-perfect supporting performance, in the purest sense of the term. And she seems to be serving up her usual best here (i.e. rich, relaxed, and revealing character work) and top-lining (!) the damn thing as Hugh Grant’s »
- Matthew Eng
Hugh Grant is an Oscar winner — well, his character is, anyway — in the upcoming romantic comedy The Rewrite. In the film's first trailer, Grant plays Keith Michaels, a screenwriter who won an Oscar many years ago and is now forced to take a teaching job in a small town to pay the bills. Marisa Tomei co-stars as one of his students who isn't impressed by the level of commitment that the professor is putting forth. Meanwhile, Keith gets himself caught in a web of lies involving Matt Damon and Ryan Gosling. Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons and
- Ryan Gajewski
As we look in the rearview mirror of the summer blockbusters, September heralds the start of the fall movie season. Filled with Hollywood heavyweights and A-listers, here’s our Big list of the most anticipated movies coming to cinemas this autumn and during the holidays.
Our exhaustive list includes films that are playing at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival as well the ones that already have a theatrical release date. With the awards season on the horizon, we also added a few bonus films at the end to keep your eye out for in the months ahead.
Pull up a chair, grab a pen and paper and get ready for Wamg’s Guide to the 100+ Films This Fall And Holiday Season.
We kick it off with what’s showing in Toronto at the film festival that runs September 4 – 14.
- Movie Geeks
With a lackluster collection of films opening wide in multiplexes this holiday weekend, it’s time to herald an indie gem. Love is Strange debuted at Sundance in January, and opened to the top per-screen average in select theaters last weekend. It expands slightly today, and critics seem to be near-unanimous that it’s worth seeking out.
Directed by Ira Sachs, the film tells the story of George (Alfred Molina) and Ben (John Lithgow), a gay New York City couple who officially tie the knot after 39 years together. But once their relationship is made legal, George is fired by the »
- Jeff Labrecque
Lionsgate has released a new trailer for “The Rewrite” starring Hugh Grant. The film features the actor as Keith Michaels, a once successful Oscar-winning screenwriter who is now desperate and broke enough to take a teaching job at a small college.
Marisa Tomei costars as Holly Carpenter, a middle-aged woman completing her college education. J.K. Simmons and Allison Janney appear in supporting roles. The film is written and directed by Marc Lawrence, who previously directed Grant in “Music and Lyrics,” “Two Weeks Notice” and “Did You Hear About the Morgans?”
- Kevin Noonan
Chicago – It is a time, and the time is now. Leave it to filmmaker Ira Sachs to break a barrier simply by having the right timing. Exploring a long time gay couple, right at the cusp of their now-legal marriage, opens the door to an odd series of ordinary circumstances in “Love is Strange.”
The karma of what the marriage does is the main theme of the film, as employment, family relationships and housing are affected by the opening of the nuptial Pandora’s box. That is not to say the event itself is controversial, but what happens when one thing leads to another afterward, is so simple and human. The acting in the film – led by Alfred Molina and John Lithgow as the couple – expresses a truth about how all can seem well when everything is aligned, and how discombobulated our souls become when that normalcy is challenged. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Today we have the trailer for "The Rewrite" romantic comedy, starring Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney, Chris Elliott and Jk Simmons. Check it out below. Plot: An Oscar-winning writer (Grant) in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom (Tomei) taking classes there. The new movie is written and directed by Marc Lawrence, who previously worked with Grant on "Music and Lyrics" and "Two Week Notice." It's set to hit theaters in October in the UK. A Us release date has yet to be revealed. Trailer: »
Here’s a trailer for The Rewrite, a classic, Hugh Grant–circa–early–aughts rom-com about a sleazy, out-of-work screenwriter who starts teaching a college class so he can hit on younger women and upset people with comments like “I’m just a little bit tired of female empowerment.” Fortunately, age-appropriate crush Marisa Tomei turns up to help him see the error of his ways and to "rewrite" his life. Or something! »
- Anna Silman
Exclusive: Indie distributor XLrator Media is diving into content creation with John Suits and Gabriel Cowan’s film production shingle New Artists Alliance. The companies have inked a three-picture production and distribution deal to co-produce low-budget science fiction action thrillers, starting with the Brandon Routh-Caity Lotz astronaut pic 400 Days, now in post-production.
After seeing a self-described successful digital and VOD return on the $1.5 million-budgeted April sci-fier The Machine, XLrator’s CEO Barry Gordon was seeking similarly budgeted high-concept acquisition titles but found niche offerings to be sparse. He linked up with Naa, the producers behind recent genre pics Bad Milo and SXSW winner Cheap Thrills. The deal gives XLrator a stake in the pipeline driving content tailored to the kind of multiplatform release that made British android pic The Machine an iTunes high performer.
The two companies initially pacted on graphic novel adaptation The Scribbler, the upcoming Suits-helmed »
- Jen Yamato
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