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Mary Louise Parker Memoir
Parker, 50, announced her memoir, titled Dr. Mr. You, in a press release. “I am so honored and thrilled to be working with Scribner and in the company of such wonderful writers,” said the actress.
As for Scriber, they’re wholly excited to have Parker joining their list of impressive memoirists. “From Frank McCourt to Jeannette Walls to Anjelica Huston, Scribner loves a great memoirist, and Mary-Louise Parker is one,” said Nan Graham, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Scribner. “Her writing is magnificent; the conceit – a memoir in letters to men – is wholly original and brilliantly executed.”
Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl are heading to "Colonia." Florian Gallenberger is directing a drama telling the story of Lena and Daniel, a young couple who become entangled in the Chilean military coup of 1973. Daniel is abducted by dictator Augusto Pinochet’s secret police and Lena tracks him to a sealed off area in the South of the country, called Colonia Dignidad. The Colonia presents itself as a charitable mission run by lay preacher Paul Schäfer but, in fact, is a impenetrable prison. Lena decides to join the cult in order to find Daniel. The film is inspired by a true story and sounds pretty damn promising. Cameras are now rolling with production to continue until the end of the year. "Mad Men" star John Slattery is joining Billy Crudup, Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams in Tom McCarthy's "Spotlight." The movie will tell the true story of »
- Kevin Jagernauth
“Ugh, I smell like a human!”
Princess Mononoke plays this weekend (October 5th and 6th) at the Tivoli as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli Midnight series. The midnight show this weekend is sponsored by Star Clipper, (St. Louis’ premier pop culture shop), who will provide trivia and prizes.
Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke (1997) is reportedly a delightful anime from the man who has come to define everything that is best about the genre, I’ve never seen it, but Miyazaki always brings in the crowds for the midnight shows so I’m sure it’s a worthy choice. Princess Mononoke was Miyazaki’s calling card to the world outside Japan. The English voice cast boasts Billy Crudup, Billy Bob Thornton, Minnie Driver, Claire Danes, Jada Pinkett Smith, Gillan Anderson and Keith David – a considerable volume of talent for an animation back in 1997 (Toy Story was 1995), arguably marking »
- Tom Stockman
• Guy Pearce and Dominic West have signed on for Genius, joining Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Laura Linney. Michael Grandage is directing the film, marking his feature debut. John Logan adapted A. Scott Berg’s book for the screen. Pearce will play F. Scott Fitzgerald, while West will portray Ernest Hemingway. The film will relay the true, complicated relationship between novelist Thomas Wolfe (Law) and his editor, Max Perkins (Firth). Kidman will play Aline Bernstein, with Linney as Louise Perkins. Genius comes as the third collaboration between Grandage, producing partner James Bierman, and John Logan. Filming kicks off »
- C. Molly Smith
Principal photography begins today on Academy Award®-nominee Thomas McCarthy's riveting drama Spotlight, starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci. Written by Thomas McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight is a co-production of Anonymous Content and Rocklin/Faust, financed by Participant Media, and will be distributed by Open Road Films in the U.S. and by Entertainment One internationally.
Joining the cast are John Slattery, Brian d'Arcy James, Billy Crudup and Jamey Sheridan. Spotlight will shoot in Boston for one week and then head to Toronto where filming will continue until the end of November.
Thomas McCarthy received an Oscar nomination for the screenplay Up, won a BAFTA award for the script of The Station Agent which he also directed and was named best director at the Independent Spirit Awards for The Visitor.
In 2001, the Boston Globe began an investigation that would rock the city and shock the world. »
Billy Crudup has also been officially confirmed for the movie.
The title refers to the Spotlight Team of the Boston Globe's investigation which uncovered the child abuse cover-ups among the church's hierarchy.
The year-long investigation was conducted by then-editor Marty Baron (Liev Schreiber), Spotlight Team editor Walter 'Robby' Robinson (Michael Keaton) and reporters Michael Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo), Sacha Pfeiffer (Rachel McAdams), and Matt Carroll (d'Arcy James).
Stanley Tucci will also feature in the film.
Spotlight will begin shooting today (September 26) in Boston. »
Principal photography on Spotlight, the next movie from writer/director Thomas McCarthy (The Visitor), began today in Boston. Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Billy Crudup, and Jamey Sheridan star in the drama. The script by McCarthy and Josh Singer (The Fifth Estate) centers on the Boston Globe investigative team who in 2001 fought "to expose the Boston Archdiocese’s systemic cover up of sexual abuse of children by ordained priests." Hit the jump for the press release with all the details. Participant Media’S “Spotlight” Starring Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber And Stanley Tucci Goes To Camera In Boston Before Lensing In Toronto John Slattery, Brian d’Arcy James, Billy Crudup And Jamey Sheridan Join Cast (September 25 – Boston, Ma) Principal photography begins today on Academy Award®-nominee Thomas McCarthy’s riveting drama Spotlight, starring Mark Ruffalo (The Normal Heart, »
- Brendan Bettinger
Spotlight is an Anonymous Content and Rocklin/Faust co-production and Open Road will distribute in the Us.
eOne Films International handles sales outside the Us. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
John Slattery of Mad Men and Homeland alum Jamey Sheridan are among the new additions to Tom McCarthy’s Catholic sex abuse film Spotlight. Billy Crudup, whom THR exclusively reported was in talks to join the cast, officially has signed on. The film, which begins shooting Thursday in Boston, centers on the Boston Globe’s 2001 investigation that exposed a decades-long cover-up of sexual abuse by priests throughout the Boston Archdiocese. McCarthy, whose The Cobbler recently screened at the Toronto Film Festival, will direct from a screenplay he wrote with Josh Singer (The Fifth Estate). See More 15 Satisfying Moments
- Austin Siegemund-Broka
The Longest Week Review
As is often the case with new directors, Peter Glanz’ The Longest Week is built from one of his earlier short films, A Relationship in Four Days. It’s a film that is going to divide critics, many of whom will dislike it for all the things that make it great, and is a tricky sell to most audiences. There’s a fine line between a derivative work (or one that is just patently stolen) and an honorific, and watching The Longest Week reminded me of nothing so much as Down with Love. While Down with Love was more directly putting forward the films it nodded to, and was more focused in its subject, it had a difficult time winning fans, and I suspect for similar reasons, even one has far easier entry points than the other.
- Marc Eastman
The summer movie season is officially over, and this weekend we finally head into fall. Most of these impending new releases are vying for that elusive Oscar gold or any other semi-prestigious award being presented. We start this cinematic journey by looking at all the upcoming movies September has to offer. This first fall month is a little overcrowded, promising a fine mix of genre fare. We have a couple of Academy worthy dramas making their debut, an untested family franchise starter, a handful of comedies, yet another Ya novel adaptation, an action epic based on a cult classic TV show, the return of an iconic trio and one independent coming-of-age shocker that promises to push the boundaries of everything that has arrived before it. Hold onto your seats...
Here are this September's can't miss releases:
1The Longest Week
Tagline: She had him at 'I'm your best friend's girlfriend.' »
Looking at Jason Bateman‘s filmography over the past five years, there’s a mix of comedies, ranging in quality and style, but he plays an everyman in just about all of them. It seems as if he hit his stride with Arrested Development, and he’s been cast as the non-threatening, generally handsome but relatable, nice guy about to boil over ever since. It’s a role in which Bateman definitely excels, often bringing subtleties to each similar-feeling character. That isn’t the case in The Longest Week. Bateman stars in Peter Glanz‘s film as Conrad Valmont, an adult child whose affluent, loveless upbringing has turned him into a self-obsessed, womanizing pseudo-intellectual. When he’s kicked out of his family’s Manhattan Hotel, he’s forced to stay with his only friend, Dylan (Billy Crudup), who’s similarly full of himself but more addicted to monogamy. The two have competed through the entirety of their »
- Emily Estep
To mark the release of The Longest Week on 1st September, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.
Millionaire playboy Conrad (Bateman), has been cut off from his parents’ fortune after a life of leisure spent living in a hotel. Now in his 30s, he suddenly finds himself penniless, homeless and jobless (not that he’s ever had a job) and has to move in with his best friend Dylan (Crudup).
A chance encounter on a subway leads him to meet the enigmatic and beautiful Beatrice Fairbanks (Wilde). She’s absolutely everything he’s ever dreamed of – but for one small problem… she’s already going out with his Dylan! Will Conrad get his girl or will he grow up? »
The Longest Week, 2014.
Written and Directed by Peter Glanz.
Affluent and aimless, Conrad Valmont lives a life of leisure in his parent’s prestigious Manhattan Hotel. In the span of one week, he finds himself evicted, disinherited, and… in love.
Jason Bateman is Conrad Valmont, a man who is very rich and very bored, living off of his parents’ wealth in an affluent part of New York. Conrad dresses exquisitely, as does everyone else in the film, and he speaks in that droll Jason Bateman way, as does everyone else in the film, and he has a quirky sense of humour, as does everyone else in the film, and he finds it hard to commit to love, as does… wait a moment, I see a pattern here.
Despite the best intentions from writer and director Peter Glanz, »
- Gary Collinson
Earlier this year, actor William H. Macy made his feature-length directorial debut with “Rudderless,” a music-based drama starring Billy Crudup, Selena Gomez and Anton Yelchin. About a man (Crudup) trying to forget a past full of tragedy, when he stumbles across a box of unpublished music from his former life, it spurns him on to form a small band. These experiences lead to local success and ultimately changes his life. Lakeshore Records will release the Rudderless – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack digitally on September 30th and on CD October 28, 2014. The album features songs performed by Crudup, Gomez, and the Rudderless band (featuring Crudup, Yelchin, and American indie rocker Ben Kweller). The original score was written by Eef Barzelay of the band Clem Snide, and the songs in the movie were written by Simon Steadman and Charlton Pettus, and indie musician Ben Limpic. “Rudderless” played to strong acclaim earlier this year (read »
- Edward Davis
Arrested Development: Glanz’s Debut an Affluent Vacuum
For the most part, it’s an ingenious trick to fabricate an aura of empathy around a pool of pretentious piranhas endlessly floundering about in the upper echelons of privilege and oblivion. To extend an invitation to witness purported romance amongst elitists garnished with nothing more than an immeasurable trust fund and the preened hue of an Ivy League education would seem nearly impossible to enjoy, and, thus, Peter Glanz’s directorial debut, The Longest Weekend is a generous case in point.
Despite a nicely chosen cast and a handful of flourishes borrowed from the works of cinematic masters, there’s little carbonation to this stale elixir that too often depends on cliché. Overreaching and stifled by its own unnegotiable parameters, this is a highly artificial portrait of all that it attempts to convey.
Now entering his fourth decade of life, »
- Nicholas Bell
The Longest Week really wants you to know how smart it is. From its opening frames (analyst’s office, stuttered Allen-esque musings on Freud) the whole affair practically oozes snoot. You tread a fine line with these kind of films, running the extreme risk of completely alienating your audience with every achingly spacious apartment and pompous musing on theatre. Frasier and The Royal Tenenbaums did it right, most recently Mutual Friends did it wrong.
The line between charm and bemusement is fine, yet The Longest Week manages to dance all over it, then traipse it out into the parking lot and back again. Its smorgasbord of influences never really goes anywhere, alternately charming and irritating on its meandering way to nowhere in particular.
- Dominic Mill
The Longest Week, from writer-director Peter Glanz, is a romantic dramedy that echoes its main characters: beautiful on the outside, bereft of purpose inside. Stylistically, Glanz channels Wes Anderson, from his symmetrical framing to his reliance on voice-over narration. The references are so excessive that the film hints at satire but ultimately fails to rise above mimicry.
Childish would-be novelist Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman) is the wealthy heir to Valmont Hotels. When he is unexpectedly cut off from his family funds, Conrad moves in with his friend/rival Dylan Tate (Billy Crudup). Along the way, he falls in love with a model, Beatrice Fairbanks (Olivia Wilde), who he later discovers is Dylan's new girlfriend. It's a shame that the cast's considerable charms »
Plot: Conrad Valmont (Jason Bateman) . the affluent son of a prominent New York family . finds himself out on the street when his family decides to stop funding his opulent lifestyle. He moves in with his best friend Dylan (Billy Crudup) and promptly steals his girlfriend, Beatrice (Olivia Wilde). Review: Right from the get-go it.s pretty obvious that The Longest Week is going to be a bit of an endurance test. Starting off with a title card reading .prologue. as our neurotic hero pours »
- Chris Bumbray
Kraven the Hunter - Spider-Man Cosplayer: Nicole Marie Jean Photographers: Ernesto Javier Photography & Mineralblu Photography ........................................................................ The Comedian - Watchmen Cosplayer: Nicole Marie Jean Photographers: Robbins Studios Photography and Fine Art & FirstPerson Shooter Someone's killing our super heroes. The year is 1985 and super heroes have banded together to respond to the murder of one of their own. They soon uncover a sinister plot that puts all of humanity in grave danger. The super heroes fight to stop the impending doom only to find themselves a target for annihilation. But, if our super heroes are gone, who will save us? Watchmen (2009) was directed by Zack Snyder ("Man Of Steel"), from a screenplay written by David Hayter and Alex Tse. It's an adaptation of the comic book of the same name created by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The cast included: Malin Åkerman, Billy Crudup, Matthew »
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