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Leeds International Film Festival 2014 Review – Love is Strange (2014)

5 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Love is Strange, 2014.

Directed by Ira Sachs.

Starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei, Darren Burrows and Charlie Tahan.

Synopsis:

After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing — a situation that weighs heavily on all involved.

Love is Strange is a film about love and modern city living, and how those things aren’t necessarily always simpatico. After getting married to Ben (John Lithgow), his partner of 39 years, George (Alfred Molina) is fired from his job as a Catholic school music teacher for “making a statement.” Faced with financial difficulties, George sells his apartment with his new husband and they each agree to live separately with friends while looking for a new place. Separated – George rooms with two cop friends, Ben stays at the home of his nephew »

- Gary Collinson

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Uma Thurman to Host a Star-Studded Gotham Awards

23 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Gotham Independent Film Awards will benefit from an unprecendented dosage of star power during its annual dinner at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday.

The celebration of arthouse films has tapped Uma Thurman as its host, according to the show’s backer the Independent Film Project.

The Gothams also unveiled an A-list roster of presenters, including Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Marisa Tomei, Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette, Amy Schumer and Catherine Keener.

As awards season continues to get more cutthroat, it’s a sign that the studios now view the Gothams, which started 24 years ago as a low-key (and celebrity-less) affair, as one of the first stops on the campaign trail.

The show added a best actor and actress category last year, which upped the ante and allowed for it to better compete with the more star-studded Independent Spirit Awards, held the day before the Oscars in Santa Monica. »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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Gotham Awards: Uma Thurman to Host, Jake Gyllenhaal and Meryl Streep Among Presenters

23 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Uma Thurman will emcee the 2014 Gotham Awards, it was announced Tuesday. The Oscar-nominated actress is just one of several stars set to appear at the independent film awards in New York on Dec. 1, traditionally seen as the start of Oscar season. Other stars set to take the stage next Monday, as presenters, include Patricia Arquette, Will Arnett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Heather Graham, Ethan Hawke, Scarlett Johansson, Catherine Keener, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Amy Schumer, Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, Marisa Tomei and Miles Teller. Read more 2014 Gotham Award Nominations Revealed Arquette, Johansson and Mbatha-Raw are all nominated in

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- Hilary Lewis

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Learn A Lesson In Starry Trailer For Screenwriting Comedy Loitering With Intent

20 November 2014 2:09 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The creative minds behind Loitering With Intent know the perils of being a writer. Director Adam Rapp embraces the words of scribes Michael Godere and Ivan Martin, bringing to life a comedy that’s already set tongues wagging. Certain movies frame the profession, hobby or the downright obsession of writing in a neat bundle. Many of those movies never depict the reality of what it actually means to populate a life with words. So, a movie about writing a movie ought to really set the record straight once and for all, and today we’ve got a peek at the first trailer.

With a starry cast including Marisa Tomei, Sam Rockwell, Natasha Lyonne, Brian Geraghty, Isabelle McNally, Michael Godere, and Ivan Martin, the story revolves around a pair of unemployed actors. Struggling to make ends meet, they wangle a producer into thinking they’ve got a red hot script. With »

- Gem Seddon

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Watch: First Trailer For 'Loitering With Intent' With Marisa Tomei, Sam Rockwell, Natasha Lyonne, Brian Geraghty & More

20 November 2014 12:53 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A ticking clock, a couple of down-on-their-luck characters, quirky situations, and one last shot at redemption—these are all familiar ingredients that could be combined to create something far less than memorable. Thankfully director Adam Rapp and screenwriters Michael Godere and Ivan Martin made something fresh with "Loitering With Intent," and the first trailer landed today. Starring Marisa Tomei, Sam Rockwell, Natasha Lyonne, Brian Geraghty, Isabelle McNally, Michael Godere, and Ivan Martin, the story follows Raphael and Dominic, a couple out-of-work-actors who have 10 days to deliver a script that could be their last shot for a big break. They head to Dom's sister place in upstate New York, where they think they'll be able work in seclusion, but the arrival Gigi's boyfriend Wayne and his younger brother Devon creates unexpected chaos. This one is a winner, with our review out of the Tribeca Film Festival calling it, "fast, funny, and incredibly. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Entertaining Trailer for Loitering With Intent with Sam Rockwell

20 November 2014 8:59 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

I enjoy a good film that is set around the entertainment industry. A couple of my favorites are Swimming With Sharks and The Player. Now I’ve got a new movie to look forward to seeing. It’s called Loitering with Intent, and the story follows two writers who have a short window of financing to complete a screenplay for their break-out film. This is kind of a meta type movie because the actual screenwriters of the feature, Michael Godere and Ivan Martin, also star as the screenwriters in the movie.

The supporting cast for the film is pretty incredible as well. It includes Marisa Tomei, Sam Rockwell, Natasha Lyonne, and Brian Geraghty. The movie looks really entertaining. Here’s the synopsis:

When out-of-work-actors Raphael (Ivan Martin) and Dominic (Michael Godere) hustle a prominent New York producer into believing they’ve written a hot movie script, they have 10 days to »

- Joey Paur

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J.K. Simmons Receives Big Honor from Palm Springs International Film Festival

18 November 2014 8:39 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

He has been Spidey's boss, a mean prisoner in "Oz," Juno's daddy, and lately, Farmer's Insurance spokesperson, but now, J.K. Simmons is going to be a Palm Springs International Film Festival awardee.

The actor is currently making waves for his brilliant performance in "Whiplash," just in time for the Academy Awards season. Simmons will be joining previously announced winners, Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore.

Here's the complete press release:

Palm Springs, CA (November 18, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present J.K. Simmons with the Spotlight Award, Actor at its annual Awards Gala. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Julianne Moore and Eddie Redmayne. Presented by Cartier, and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 2-12.

.Throughout his career J.K. Simmons had played a wide range of »

- Manny

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Film Review: ‘The Rewrite’

13 November 2014 4:27 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A screenwriter has to be mightily confident in his script to christen it “The Rewrite,” a title that begs jaded critics to suggest it may have needed another pass or two. Marc Lawrence’s affable but under-inflated romantic comedy does little to fend off such punchlines: The story of a faded Hollywood scribe seeking to regain his creative mojo via a small-town teaching job, the film finds its own writer-helmer struggling to match the bubblegum snap of earlier works. What it does have is Hugh Grant — a standby collaborator for Lawrence, and not an asset to be underestimated. Happily paired with the ever-game Marisa Tomei, the British star hardly tests himself with yet another study in high-class bumbling, yet his breezy effortlessness is precisely the kind that’s in overly short supply here.

Given its easy digestibility and an ensemble speckled with familiar faces — including erstwhile “Juno” spouses Allison Janney and J.K. Simmons, »

- Guy Lodge

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Image falls for The Rewrite

13 November 2014 2:38 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Image Entertainment has acquired all Us rights to the comedy starring Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei.

The Rewrite marks the fourth collaboration between writer-director Marc Lawrence and Grant, who previously starred in Two Weeks NoticeMusic And Lyrics and Did You Hear About The Morgans?

Allison Janney, awards contender Jk Simmons and Chris Elliott also star in the story of a former Oscar-winning screenwriter who takes a job at a university in upstate New York where he falls for a single mother.

Breakthrough Entertainment has sold all Us rights on dramatic comedy Cas & Dylan to eOne. Richard Dreyfuss plays a dying doctor who goes on the road with an unorthodox young lady.Bond/360 has taken Us rights to the imminent Doc NYC screening In Country, about a group of men who reenact battles from the Vietnam War every year. »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Hugh Grant-Marisa Tomei Comedy ‘Rewrite’ Bought by Image for U.S.

13 November 2014 2:19 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Image Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to the Hugh Grant-Marisa Tomei comedy “The Rewrite.”

The film is the fourth collaboration between Grant and writer-director Marc Lawrence, who previously teamed on “Two Weeks Notice,” “Music and Lyrics” and “Did You Hear About The Morgans?” Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons and Chris Elliott also star.

Grant portrays a flailing screenwriter who’s divorced, broke and approaching 50 who gets a job teaching screenwriting at a university in upstate New York. There, he meets a single mom looking to start a new chapter in her life.

Producers are Liz Glotzer and Martin Shafer.

Grant has been cast opposite Meryl Streep in the opera biopic “Florence.”

The deal was negotiated by CAA on behalf of the filmmakers and Mark Ward, Jess De Leo and Grace Santos Feeney on behalf of Rlje/Image Entertainment.

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- Dave McNary

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Image Entertainment Picks Up Hugh Grant Comedy 'The Rewrite' for U.S.

13 November 2014 11:49 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Image Entertainment has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the Hugh Grant-Marisa Tomei comedy The Rewrite. The Castle Rock-produced film is the fourth collaboration of Grant and writer-director Marc Lawrence, following Music & Lyrics, Two Weeks Notice and Did You Hear About the Morgans?  It centers on a screenwriter (Grant) who once had it all — an Oscar, a hit movie and a beautiful wife. Fifteen years later, he's divorced and broke, so when his agent gets him a teaching job at a small university in New York, he grudgingly takes the position while hoping to write a

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- Austin Siegemund-Broka

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EOne Rides With ‘Cas & Dylan’; Image Drafts ‘The Rewrite’ – Afm Briefs

13 November 2014 11:47 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Richard Dreyfuss and Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany star in Cas & Dylan, the feature directorial debut from Jason Priestley. Entertainment One has taken all U.S. rights on the Canadian pic which sees Dreyfus as a dying doctor whose plans to check out on his own terms take a reluctant detour when he inadvertently winds up on the lam with an anything-but-normal 22-year-old girl. Produced by Montefiore Films, Cas & Dylan is written by Jessie Gabe (Mr. D, Being Erica). Breakthrough Entertainment acquired distribution rights to Cas & Dylan in 2013 and the eOne deal was brokered by Breakthrough’s Tim Brown and eOne’s Berry Meyerowitz.

Image Entertainment has taken all U.S. rights to the Marc Lawrence-directed The Rewrite. The romantic comedy reteams Lawrence with star Hugh Grant after previous collaborations on Two Weeks Notice, Music And Lyrics, and Did You Hear About The Morgans? Marisa Tomei, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons and Chris Elliott co-star. »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Watch: Danny Boyle & Darren Aronofsky Talk Directing, Moviemaking, & More In 20-Minute Video

11 November 2014 1:05 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Prior to 2008, Danny Boyle and Darren Aronofsky were far from unknown, but the directors were riding especially high that year thanks to their respective well-received films—“Slumdog Millionaire” and “The Wrestler.” Early in December 2009, just a month before the Oscar nominations were announced, the filmmakers’ shared distributor at the time, Fox Searchlight, had the them sit down to discuss their craft and movies, and now thanks to a reminder from Reddit, you too can sit in on their intimate conversation. Spread over five parts, the conversation topics covered include comparing their directing styles, Boyle’s use of the then-new Silicon Imaging Si–2K camera, getting the rights to “Who Wants To Be Millionaire?,” how Boyle chooses his projects, and some kind words on the performances by Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei in “The Wrestler.” The discussion originally had seven parts, but the first two installments have either never been »

- Cain Rodriguez

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'Spare Parts' Trailer

10 November 2014 5:46 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Lionsgate has released the trailer for "Spare Parts" starring George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis, Carlos PenaVega, Esai Morales, Jose Julian, David Del Rio, Oscar Gutierrez, Alexa PenaVega, Alessandra Rosaldo and Marisa Tomei.

The film was directed by Sean McNamara based on the Wired Magazine article “La Vida Robot” by Joshua Davis and Screenplay by Elissa Matsueda.

"Spare Parts" is a true life story about four Hispanic high school students who form a robotics club under the leadership of their school’s newest teacher, Fredi (George Lopez). With no experience, 800 bucks, used car parts and a dream, this rag tag team goes up against the country’s reigning robotics champion, MIT. On their journey, they learn not only how to build a robot- they learn to build a bond that will last a lifetime.

Have a look at the trailer below.

"Spare Parts" hits theaters on January 16, 2015. »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Jae-woo Kim joins 13 Films

6 November 2014 11:46 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Jae-woo Kim has joined Los Angeles-based 13 Films as director of international sales and is at the Afm talking up new titles Voice From The Stone, Extortion and Loitering With Intent.

Kim (pictured) reports directly to company founder Tannaz Anisi and most recently served as international business manager at South Korean sales outfit 9ers Entertainment, where she acquired the Point Break remake and Johnny Depp adventure comedy Mortdecai.

Action title Extortion is scheduled to shoot in Puerto Rico on November 17 and stars Frank Grillo, Ving Rhames, Jake McLaughlin, Barkhad Abdi and and Nicky Whalen.

Phil Volken will direct from his screenplay about a vacationing family stranded on a Caribbean island where local fisherman hold them ransom. Volken produces Alina Shraybman.

Comedy Loitering With Intent stars Marisa Tomei and Sam Rockwell and receives its world market premiere following the world premiere in Tribeca. Adam Rapp directed the story of a beautiful woman whose unexpected arrival disrupts a writers getaway »

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Emile Hirsch, Zoe Kravitz Starring in Crime Drama ‘Vincent-n-Roxxy’

29 October 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a pre-American Film Market move, Emile Hirsch and Zoe Kravitz have signed on to star in the action crime drama “Vincent-n-Roxxy.”

Keith Kjarval developed the movie and is producing through his Unified Pictures banner in association with Media House Capital. Aaron L. Gilbert serves as executive producer.

Gary Michael Schultz will direct from his own screenplay. Shooting will start in Louisiana in December.

International sales are being handled by Fortitude International, which will present the project to buyers at the upcoming Afm. Wme represents the film’s domestic distribution rights.

The film follows a down-on-their-luck pair of rebels who fall in love and fall apart when their violent pasts catch up with them. “’Vincent-n-Roxxy’ is a very personal story for me and, at its core, it is a story about love, family and the unrelenting presence of violence,” said Schultz.

Unified Pictures recently wrapped the comedy “The Driftless Area, »

- Dave McNary

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The Rise And Rise Of Steve Carell

29 October 2014 7:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

From regional manager in NBC’s The Office to the evil turned good supervillain in the Despicable Me franchise, Steve Carell has carved a career as one of Hollywood’s best loved funny men.

To celebrate the release of his new family film, Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,  which is in cinemas now, we take a look at the rise and rise of Steve Carell.

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004 and 2013)

One of Carell’s first leading roles was starring alongside Will Ferrell in the 1970s set cult hit Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Carell played curiously dim witted weatherman Brick Tamland alongside Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy, and the film went on to gross $90.6 million worldwide. Following its success and cult following, a sequel entitled Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues and starring Carell was released in 2013.

The Office (2005-2013)

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- Paul Heath

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StreamFix: 'Catching Fire,' 'Galaxy Quest,' and 8 More Essential Streams on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, and Crackle

22 October 2014 | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

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

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Huayi Brothers' U.S. Company Picks First Movie to Finance (Exclusive)

17 October 2014 11:57 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

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

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Indie distribs salute Hobart cinema

13 October 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

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

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