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We haven't talked Costume Design much this year -- course correct, course correct! -- so let's talk about two time Oscar nominee Julie Weiss and her work on Hitchcock. Hitchcock met with rather cool reception from critics and the public when it debuted last month. Part of that was, I think, due to its all encompassing title. While not a great picture, it self-sabotaged by allowing expectations of a factual and expansive biopic of the Master of Suspense when it actually only had plans on taking a lightly comic snapshot of one year in a famous Hollywood marriage.
Though inside showbiz pictures are rarely big hits, movie buffs and those who are actually inside showbiz tend to like them -- go figure! Julie Weiss is no exception. We spoke on the phone but I could »
- NATHANIEL R
Kiss and tell, Elle! Elle Fanning is an acclaimed actress who has starred opposite the likes of Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, and Annette Bening. But she's also 14 years old. So she can be forgiven for dissolving into a fit of laughter when asked about her first onscreen kiss. On Friday, Dec. 21, the Super 8 star stopped by the Tonight Show With Jay Leno to promote her latest flick, Ginger & Rosa, which features the teen's inaugural movie lip-lock. Asked about the smooch by Leno, Dakota's little [...] »
Thanks goodness Fox Searchlight didn’t decide to go with “The Bayou.” Specialty houses have been on a bit of a bender this year with renaming festival films for theatrical release. The latest is Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions’ decision, announced Thursday, to turn the Kristen Wiig-Annette Bening Toronto film festival comedy “Imogene” (directed by "American Splendor" filmmakers Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman) into the eminently bland, rom-com-sounding “Girl Most Likely” for its July 19, 2013 opening. A few 2012 Sundance selections have been released this year with blander titles, too, including Ben Lewin’s “The Surrogate,” which Searchlight redubbed “The Sessions” (snore…) for its fall release, and Phil Dorling and Ron Nyswaner’s “Predisposed,” which IFC Films opened over the summer as “Why Stop Now.” (Actually, “Predisposed” »
- Jay A. Fernandez
Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate have established a release date for brand new Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Adventureland) comedy Girl Most Likely. Formerly under the working title Imogene, Wiig plays a failed playwright who is left by her squeeze, attempts a false suicide and then is left no choice but to move in with her gambling addict, Jersey mother played by Annette Bening (American Beauty, The Kids Are All Right), and she is left yearning her former life in the glamorous confines of New York.
Many excited whispers flew about the flick at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this year, after it was understood the movie would be a project of passion for Wiig. The release has been announced for July 19th, and Matt Dillon (There’S Something About Mary, You, Me And Dupree) as well as Natasha Lyonne (American Pie, Scary Movie 2) are co-starring.
- Sam Gilbert
Remember that Kristen Wiig/Annette Bening comedy Imogene that we’ve all been waiting for? It’s finally nabbed a release date (July 19), and a new title — Girl Most Likely – Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions announced Thursday.
In Girl Most Likely, Wiig’s character, Imogene, is a playwright who hasn’t lived up to her potential. She gets dumped, fakes a suicide, and is forced to move home with her mother (Annette Bening), a gambling addict who lives on the Jersey shore where she meets a host of kooky characters while longing for her more glamorous New York life.
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- Lindsey Bahr
Girl Most Likely (formerly titled Imogene) will be released theatrically nationwide on July 19, 2013, by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. Lionsgate and Roadside acquired U.S. distribution rights to Girl Most Likely after its successful premiere at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. The film is a character-driven comedy starring Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Christopher Fitzgerald and Darren Criss.
The film was directed by Robert Pulcini and Shari Springer Berman (Cinema Verite and American Splendor), from a screenplay by Michelle Morgan. The film was produced by Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler, Alix Madigan and Mark Amin. Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions recent distribution partnerships include Arbitrage, Friends with Kids and Margin Call.
Kristen Wiig stars as Imogene, once a promising young New York playwright whose promise has fizzled, thanks to a crisis of confidence. Heavily in denial about being dumped by her society boyfriend, Imogene uses her skill for drama to stage »
Remember Kristen Wiig's post-"Bridesmaids" pet-project comedy "Imogene" which she executive-produced and starred-in? Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have announced a July 19, 2013 release date for the film, and also a title change. The picture will now be known as "Girl Most Likely." Penned by relative newcomer Michelle Morgan, and directed by "American Splendor" duo Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, "Girl Most Likely" is a dark character-driven comedy that centers on a playwright (Wiig) who stages a suicide in an attempt to win back her ex, only to wind up in the custody of her gambling-addict mother. Co-starring Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Christopher Fitzgerald and Darren Criss, "Girl Most Likely" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September under its original moniker (you can read our review here). The longform synopsis is as such: Kristen Wiig stars as Imogene, »
- Edward Davis
Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have re-titled the indie comedy Imogene. The film will now be called "Girl Most Likely". The title refers to formerly-eponymous character (played by Kristen Wiig) who wrote a hit play when she was a child but is now a total loser. After faking a suicide attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend, Imogene is forced to move back in with her kooky mother (Annette Bening), her mom's kooky boyfriend (Matt Dillon), and her kooky brother (Christopher Fitzgerald). It's not a good movie, and I'm surprised Lionsgate is giving it a nationwide release. Hit the jump to check out the press release. Girl Most Likely will open on July 19, 2013. Here's the press release: Girl Most Likely (Formerly Titled Imogene) Will Be Released Nationwide On July 19, 2013 By Lionsgate And Roadside Attractions Character-driven comedy stars Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening, Matt Dillon, Christopher Fitzgerald and Darren Criss New York, NY (December »
- Matt Goldberg
Exclusive: Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions, which made one of the splashiest deals at the last Toronto Film Festival in acquiring U.S. distribution rights to the Kristen Wiig-Annette Bening-starrer Imogene, has set the film for a July 19 nationwide release. They’ve also changed the film’s title to the catchier Girl Most Likely. When it was bought, I remember thinking that Imogene was an awful title, unless the film was a biopic of Imogene Coca, and I wouldn’t go see that movie anyway. The new title is a clever reference to Wiig’s character, a one-time playwright-to-watch who unfortunately has saved her most dramatic moments for her trainwreck of a life. A crisis of confidence stunts her professional momentum and when her boyfriend dumps her, she fakes a suicide attempt. She thinks he’ll be sympathetic and take her back. Instead, she’s consigned to return »
- MIKE FLEMING JR.
Roadside Attractions has retitled their upcoming comedy drama, which stars Kristen Wiig. Formerly titled Imogene , the film will now be known as Girl Most Likely and will see a release on July 19, 2013. Kristen Wiig stars as Imogene, once a promising young New York playwright whose promise has fizzled, thanks to a crisis of confidence. Heavily in denial about being dumped by her society boyfriend, Imogene uses her skill for drama to stage an elaborate fake suicide as an appeal for his sympathy. But her attempt backfires when she's put into the custody of Zelda, her estranged gambling addict mother (Annette Bening), and must return home with her to the Jersey shore. Desperate to get back to her Manhattan circle of so- called friends, Imogene must finally deal with her family, »
By Joey Magidson
Between November and February of every Oscar season, rarely a day goes by that some sort of precursor award isn’t announced. It can all be pretty maddening, especially for those of us tasked with trying to predict the Academy Awards.
This is the time of year when you pretty much only have to throw a rock in order to hit a critics group announcing their year-end awards. Some years the critics all rally around one film, while other years have the love spread around much more. The thing is, though: Does it actually matter at all in terms of the Oscar race?
To be honest, not all critics groups are created equally. There’s some value to smaller groups like the Boston Society of Film Critics, but the ones that have any true sway are the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the New York Film Critics Circle. »
- Joey Magidson
Ann Dowd loves the word "delicious". She describes her children this way and actors she admires, too ("Annette Bening! She's delicious and such a good actress"). And what word could possibly be a better fit to fully convey the joy of this moment in her career?
When the tiny indie Compliance debuted to surprisingly robust critical conversation this past August, Ann Dowd won the kind of reviews that Oscar dreams are made of... even from critics who didn't like the film. Her superbly layered work as "Sandra", the prickly overwhelmed fast food manager at the center of the ethically disturbing drama lingers in the memory. Proof of that is a recent well deserved nomination at the Spirit Awards. I spoke to her a few hours after the announcement of her biggest prize yet, The Best Supporting Actress Award from the National Board of Review.
Nathaniel: Congratulations on winning the Nbr Prize! »
- NATHANIEL R
Scott Sanders Productions is bringing the 1960s singing sensation, Mrs. Miller, to the big screen with the feature film, "Will Success Spoil Mrs. Miller?" which is being packaged with a view to Annette Bening starring in the project, a person familiar with the situation told TheWrap. Based on a script by the young New York writer Matthew Fantaci ("The Look"), the film revolves around the 59-year-old singing sensation who shot to fame performing popular songs from the period, including rock-and-roll hits, such as "A Hard Day's Night," despite having little talent. Scott »
- Liza Foreman
Presenting honorary Oscars at a separate event, held in November, has proven to be a win-win for the Academy and the worthy recipients. It also gathers a formidable array of Hollywood A-listers in one room. Everywhere you turn you see a famous face; Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Kirk Douglas, Annette Bening and Warren Beatty just for starters. Wanting to soak it all in, I didn’t shoot as many photos as I should have, I suppose, but I did capture a few special moments—as when Quentin Tarantino bantered with Sidney Poitier after the official ceremony wrapped up. Quentin joked about casting him in a film, which would make a lot of people happy, I’m sure. ...
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- Leonard Maltin
Iconic filmmakers and A-list stars attended the 2012 Governors Awards at The Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, CA, Saturday, December 1. The biggest names in Hollywood gathered to celebrate the indelible contributions of honorees D.A. Pennebaker, George Stevens Jr., Hal Needham, and Jeffrey Katzenberg to filmmaking and the world. The guest list included Seth MacFarlane, host of the upcoming 85th Academy Awards ceremony, as well as the show’s producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Also on hand were Richard Gere, Amy Adams, Helen Hunt, Bradley Cooper, Will Smith, Ewan McGregor, David O. Russell, Kathryn Bigelow, John Lasseter, Robert Zemeckis, Judd Apatow, Leslie Mann, Kristen Stewart, Christopher Nolan and many more.
- Michelle McCue
This year has been amazing for actress Toni Trucks! In 2012 alone, she has starred in Ruby Sparks, alongside Academy award winner Annette Bening, and Antonio Banderas, cast as a new vampire in the Twilight franchise, and most recently she stars as Cyndi Vega in CBS’s Made in Jersey.* Toni’s career floodgates have officially opened, but it took years to get to her overnight success. After her education at University of Michigan’s department of Musical Theater and in London, she began her career in regional theater in New York, Washington, DC, and Baltimore. Soon after, she officially began her TV career as a series regular on Showtime’s Barbershop. She »
- Masha Dowell
Warner Brothers had a catalog dump, and so now we’ve got Dave, The American President, Queen of the Damned and The Devil’s Advocate on Blu-ray. These come from directors Ivan Reitman, Rob Reiner, Michael Rymer, and Taylor Hackford, and star Kevin Kline, Sigourney Weaver, Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Stuart Townsend, Alliyah, Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino respectively. And our reviews of the lot follow after the jump. Dave was directed by Ivan Reitman, but it has the fingerprints of The Hunger Games writer/director Gary Ross on it as it was his original script. Kline stars as the president of the United States and Dave, a man who looks just like him. When the Prez needs a double, Dave gets called in. And when the Potus has a stroke while having sex with one of his interns (Laura Linney), his Machiavellian advisor (Frank Langella) puts Dave in to »
- Andre Dellamorte
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This story first appeared in the Nov. 30 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. It’s clear that David Geffen’s the boss from the PBS American Masters documentary Inventing David Geffen: The man invented modern moguldom. Photos: 20 Biggest Political Players in Hollywood But at the L.A. premiere Nov. 13 at the Writers Guild Theater, hosted by Cher, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Steven Spielberg, Kate Capshaw, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, there was another boss present: Bruce Springsteen. Organizers tell THR he was “a walk-in.” When a well-wisher congratulated him on helping to re-elect President Obama, Springsteen
- Merle Ginsberg & Gary Baum
Ginger & Rosa
Written and directed by Sally Potter
The latest film from writer-director Sally Potter opens with the famous images of the spreading mushroom cloud detonation in Hiroshima. After letting that footage unravel in all its slow-motion horror, the film cuts to the start of its narrative, but not before one addition by the filmmakers: a caption, right before the cut, explaining that the footage has been of the 1945 Hiroshima bombing. Seeming a tad unnecessary, the reminder does admittedly serve one purpose: to establish the time when the following scene takes place, in which two hospital-bound women form a bond and give birth to the eponymous characters. That being said, the device of having the teenage protagonists, whose friendship will face an emotional fallout against the backdrop of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, be born on the very day of the Hiroshima bombing is an early sign »
- Josh Slater-Williams
Not seen on the big screen since 2001's "Town & Country," and not having directed a movie since 1998's "Bulworth," any Warren Beatty news is cause for curiosity -- though optimism is something that you'll likely want to keep on hold. Remember last year when it looked like he was going to do that Howard Hughes biopic before it went all Spruce Goose? Well it may still be alive. Although, he still has to make sure he can find financing which, in today's marketplace, is tough. Basically, he would have a better shot at making "Dick Tracy 2" in this climate than anything else. But nonetheless, it seems to still be brewing. THR was on hand for the star studded L.A. premiere of the forthcoming PBS documentary "Inventing David Geffen," and among the star-studded crowd was Annette Bening, who updated the trade on what she's up to next. "I'm not sure »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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