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Arriving on Blu-ray this week is one of our early favorites of the year, Noah Baumbach‘s While We’re Young. We’ve teamed with A24 to give away five (5) Blu-rays of the film. See how to enter below and all entries must be received by 11:59 Pm Est on Sunday, July 5th. To enter, do the first two steps and then 3, 4, and […] »
- TFS Staff
For his past couple of films, Paul Thomas Anderson has very much followed his own idiosyncratic path, even if the box office rewards or awards season success didn't follow. Together with Joaquin Phoenix, he explored the nature of man versus animal in "The Master" and the blissed out vibes of a changing era in "Inherent Vice." So what's PTA's next move? Making a live action kids' movie, of course. Wait… what? THR reports that the director is taking a page from fellow auteurs like Noah Baumbach ("Madagascar 3"), Alex Ross Perry ("Winnie The Pooh") and David Lowery ("Pete's Dragon") and is set to convert a 19th century Italian folk tale turned 20th century animated classic into a fresh new blockbuster for the 21st century. PTA will be rewriting the long developing "Pinocchio" for his pal Robert Downey Jr. with an eye to direct, with the movie set up over at Warner Bros. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
This week’s new Blu-ray releases include Cameron Crowe’s delayed yet stacked new version of Vanilla Sky, a delightful new film from Noah Baumbach, and more. Click on the links below to purchase. While We’re Young (Blu-ray + Digital HD) - $15.99 (36% off) Vanilla Sky (2001) [Blu-ray] - $8.29 (59% off) Get Hard (Blu-ray + DVD + UltraViolet) - $22.99 (49% off) Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter [Blu-ray] - $12.99 (63% off) Danny Collins (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD) - $19.99 (43% off) The Gunman (Blu-ray + DVD + Digita HD) - $19.99 (43% off) Five Easy Pieces (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] - $27.99 (30% off)
- Adam Chitwood
At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.
New on DVD and Blu-ray
Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart team up in this comedy about a rich hedge-fund manager who is sentenced to San Quentin; desperate for tips on how to survive prison, he looks for help from a black businessman, assuming he'll know what to do. That's not racist at all! As it turns out, Hart's businessman has never even had a parking ticket, so it's the blind leading the blind. The Blu-ray has tons of extras, including an unrated cut of the film, a gag reel, deleted scenes, and these featurettes: "Just Put Your Lips Together and Blow," "Get Hard Line-o-Ramas," "The Kevin Hart Workout," "Face Off with Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart," "-Ferrell Fighting," "A Date with John Mayer, »
- Gina Carbone
Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll are kept mostly offscreen in “Len and Company,” a semi-comic portrait of a music-biz burnout that concerns itself less with glittery debauchery than its mopey aftermath. In the prickly, unlovable role of a hermetic super-producer unnerved by a surprise visit from his college-age son, Rhys Ifans finds an unusually demanding showcase for his frayed, feckless screen persona. As a dysfunctional family drama, however, commercials director Tim Godsall’s debut feature takes far fewer risks, while offering a less-than-convincing glimpse into the modern-day pop factory. Unspooling at Edinburgh — though seemingly made with a view to Sundance — this modest diversion shares its cranky protagonist’s hostility to commercial appeal, despite a baffling third-act lunge into thriller territory.
“Just a rich old bastard with loads of f—ing T-shirts,” is how the eponymous Len (Ifans) describes himself to a classroom of bewildered schoolchildren at a disastrously ill-advised »
- Guy Lodge
Ifans plays a veteran musician holed up in an isolated rural house whose life is complicated when his teenage son and a girl singer disturb his peace
Rhys Ifans is all over the Edinburgh film festival like a rash: this is the third new film, after Under Milk Wood and The Marriage of Reason and Squalor, featuring the now decidedly grizzled actor who – strange as it may seem – appears to embody some kind of British rock’n’roll chic as far as certain film-makers are concerned.
Canadian-born commercials director Tim Godsall is the latest to deploy Ifans’ unique charms, and the actor pretty much picks up where he left off in Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg as a midatlantic idea of an aging Britrocker. Here, though, he is a lot more successful than the leather-jacketed loser in Baumbach’s film: the idea here is that he is some sort of veteran »
- Andrew Pulver
Sundance Next Fest, from August 7 to 9, will screen six films from the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, with five to be paired with a special music performance or conversation between filmmakers and the luminaries who surround them. On August 2, Next Fest kicks off early with the premiere of "Cop Car," whose director John Watts just landed the new "Spider-Man" gig at Sony, at the storied Hollywood Forever Cemetery under the stars. Read More: Marvel Helps Sony Find a New Spider-Man, Director Next Fest will also co-host a special screening of Sean Baker's indie hit "Tangerine," shot entirely on an iPhone, at the glorious Ace Hotel. Little Boots will then host a special DJ set. The rest of the lineup includes Noah Baumbach's "Mistress America" with a performance by strung-out pop chanteuse Sky Ferreira, "Finders Keepers" followed by a Q&A with director Bryan Carberry, Rick Alverson's wonderfully weird "Entertainment »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Musicians Sky Ferriera, Sharon Van Etten and dee-jays Neon Indian and Toro Y Moi are now part of the expanding Sundance Film Festival family. Sundance’s Next Fest (August 7th to the 9th) kicks off early on August 2nd, with a showing of Jon Watt’s Cop Car — the filmmaker made the industry news headlines this week when he signed onto direct the new Spiderman. Now in its third year, the fest which intertwines filmmakers and musicians or surprise mentors of the arts is comprised of films from the ’15 edition of the festival with only a pair of Next titles being re-programmed in Rick Alverson’s Entertainment and Michael J. Larnell’s
Sunday, August 2, 8:30 p.m. – Sundance Next Fest Kick Off Event
Cinespia at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Cop Car / U.S. »
- Eric Lavallee
Director: Peter Bogdanovich; Screenwriters: Peter Bogdanovich, Louise Stratten; Starring: Imogen Poots, Owen Wilson, Jennifer Aniston, Rhys Ifans, Kathryn Hahn, Will Forte; Running time: 92 mins; Certificate: 12A
With his first feature in almost 15 years, director Peter Bogdanovich aims for crowd-pleasing comedy without actually considering his audience. She's Funny That Way harks back to the screwball comedies of the '30s and '40s with its farcically twisted plot concerning Imogen Poots and Owen Wilson as a starlet on the rise and her neurotic director, but the narrative convolutions rarely add up to a decent punchline and the dialogue is only superficially funny. Modern moviegoers just won't get it and cineastes mightn't be too impressed either.
Immediately, Poots' Brooklyn 'New Yawk' accent strikes an odd note – is that nasal twanging supposed to be funny, or is she just overcooking it? The only thing we can know for sure about Izzy is that she's an incurable romantic, »
In the closing moments of the next "Deutschland 83" (SundanceTV), the first German-language series to air on U.S. television, protagonist Martin Rauch (Jonas Nay) orders a round of "crazy" cocktails for himself and a beautiful young woman. For all the novelty of a Cold War espionage thriller set in the bureaucratic heart of West Germany, however, the music cue that accompanies the moment is strangely familiar. Underlining the action with David Bowie's "Modern Love," released in 1983 and recently revived by Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig in "Frances Ha" (2012), the otherwise efficient, engrossing "Deutschland 83" exhibits its one notable flaw, a worrisome example of the medium's fast-approaching future, which is a recurring sense of déjà vu. Read More: "For the Love of God (or Country), Start Watching 'The Americans'" It may be no more than a fluke of timing, coming amid TV's current fever for »
- Matt Brennan
A year after not one woman was nominated in either screenplay category, it looks like we're heading toward a much needed change of pace. Believe it or not, Amy Schumer could very well be able to call herself an Oscar nominee a year from now if "Trainwreck" can ride its extremely strong reviews to some deserved Oscar buzz (like "Bridesmaids" did when it got a nomination here). And Schumer could be joined by "Bridesmaids" co-scribe Annie Mumolo (teaming with David O. Russell to write the "Joy" script), previous winner here Diablo Cody ("Ricki and the Flash"), Greta Gerwig (who co-wrote "Mistress America" with Noah Baumbach"), Abi Morgan ("Suffragette") and none other than Angelina Jolie (who wrote her next directorial effort, "By The Sea"). Imagine that lineup of nominees? Best Original Screenplay predictions below. Check out predictions in other categories here. The Lock: Bob Petersen & »
- Peter Knegt
Sci-fi thriller wins fourth edition of Us indie showcase in Paris.
The time-warp drama revolves around the survivor of a global catastrophe who is given a chance to reclaim his lost former life by stopping the man who caused the cataclysmic event - himself.
It is debut feature for Morrison after shorts Stay True and Little Brother, which travelled the North American festival circuit.
The Paris Us in Progress showcase – a joint initiative between the American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Champs-Élysées Film Festival in Paris and Black Rabbit Film – aims to connect upcoming Us independent films with distributors and sales agents in Europe.
Last year’s winner, Benjamin Dickinson’s Creative Control premiered at SXSW, where it took the Special Jury Recognition for Visual Excellence award, before being picked up for international sales by Paris-based The Coproduction »
A month in, with 25 days to go, and the Indiegogo campaign to finish Welles' last film has so far just barely exceeded a quarter of its goal. The crusade for "The Other Side of the Wind," a 15-year-long passion project abandoned when Welles died in 1985, has thus far attracted the support of Edgar Wright, Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach, Peter Bogdanovich and Brett Ratner. But despite celebrity backing, and a goal whittled down from $2 million to $1 million, the crowd-funding effort is still slogging toward the finish line even in the wake of Welles' centennial. This is an expensive project that the campaigners are fully throwing their weight behind, with lots of exclusive swag if you decide to donate — including a lucky 35mm print of the film. Read More: Here's How You Can Help Finish Orson Welles' Final Film In July, the BFI Southbank across the pond hosts a wide-ranging retrospective of the director's work. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Rushes collects news, articles, images, videos and more for a weekly roundup of essential items from the world of film.The New York Film Festival has revealed that Robert Zemeckis's much-anticipated 3D quasi-heist film The Walk will open the 2015 event. The newly released full trailer can be watched above.Famed writer Jean Gruault has died at the age of 90. Gruault had written scripts for François Truffaut (Jules and Jim), Jacques Rivette (The Nun), Alain Resnais (Mon oncle d'Amérique), and others, including writing the novel on which Valérie Donzelli's Cannes competitor this year, Marguerite & Julien, was based.We're crossing our fingers that Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight will make 50+ cinemas in the U.S. equipped to project 70mm.This week is a trailer bonanza, including Mistress America, the new Noah Baumbach collaboration with actress Greta Gerwig after Frances Ha.This Long Century has published several new pieces, including »
David Bordwell has posted an hour-long talk, "Hou Hsiao-hsien: Constraints, Traditions and Trends." Also in today's roundup of news and views: Richard Brody on Charles Chaplin's Limelight, Dan Callahan on Jean Harlow, David Cairns on a 1944 animated film by Hermína Týrlová, Arielle Bernstein on Noah Baumbach, Katie Hasty's conversation with composer Cliff Martinez, an upcoming exhibition of collages by John Ashbery and Guy Maddin, a teaser from the New York Asian Film Festival and a Kickstarter campaign from John W. Walter for The Earth Moves, a documentary about Philip Glass, Robert Wilson and their landmark opera, Einstein on the Beach. » - David Hudson »
Director Noah Baumbach and writer/actress Greta Gerwig crafted a hell of a film in Frances Ha, and the two have reunited for the upcoming Mistress America. The story follows that of Tracy (Lola Kirke), a lonely college freshman in New York, who has neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. She is then taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta... Read More »
- Sean Wist
At this point, I could watch Noah Baumbach and Great Gerwig read the phone book. They are just that good together.
The first trailer for their latest collaboration, Mistress America, was released on Wednesday and it looks like it will be the spiritual sequel to Frances Ha we all didn’t know we needed. The film stars Gerwig and Lola Kirke.
In this film, Tracy (Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes.
The film just oozes the same humor and spunk that Frances Ha had and with Baumbach »
- Zach Dennis
College freshman Tracy (Kirke) feels alone and isolated on the campus of her university, desperate to find companionship.
Her life takes a crazy turn when she moves in with step-sister Brooke (Gerwig), and soon is swept into Brooke's wild lifestyle.
Mistress America opens in the Us on August 14. A UK release hasn't yet been set. »
Greenberg and Frances Ha director Noah Baumbach has made yet another film with his muse (and real-life girlfriend), Greta Gerwig. Set in New York City, Mistress America features Gerwig as Brooke, an adventurous New Yorker who takes her soon-to-be stepsister (Lola Kirke) under her wing. Brooke lives in Times Square, freelances as an interior decorator, and prides herself on being an autodidact. She also spouts off useful advice like: "There is no cheating when you're 18. You should all be touching each other all the time." Even if you haven't seen Baumbach and Gerwig's previous collaborations, it's time to hop aboard the quirky train. Mistress America opened to great reviews at the Sundance Film Festival, and it hits theaters on Aug. 14. »
- Ryan Adams
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