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12 items from 2016


[Review] Tumbledown

8 February 2016 2:43 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

From its opening of characters listening in stunned awe to the music of a legendary fictional folk singer, Sean Mewshaw’s admirable but disappointing Tumbledown traps itself with unfair expectations. As a study of grief, it’s moving, featuring authentic performances and a keen understanding of the receding hibernation that comes with losing a cornerstone person in one’s life. As a romance, it’s slow-going but believable. And as a look at the unfair mythos attributed to the dead, it’s nuanced and incisive. But in attempting to balance these complementary parts, Tumbledown is buried by its own ambitions.

As it begins, Hannah (Rebecca Hall) is in pieces, clinging to loss out in a pastoral wilderness lodge in a small Maine town where she used to live with Hunter, her husband and the folk singer whose legacy precedes him. Hunter passed away when he slipped down a ravine while walking along a mountaintop, »

- Michael Snydel

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Tumbledown movie review: letting go of the past

5 February 2016 9:44 AM, PST | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A portrait of grief that borrows the conventions of romantic comedies. There may not be a lot of passion here, but there is plenty of pleasant zing. I’m “biast” (pro): love Rebecca Hall

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Rebecca Hall is Hannah, widow of rock star Hunter Miles, who made “a single, nearly perfect album” of soulful acoustic folk before he died suddenly several years back. Jason Sudeikis is Andrew, a university professor who deems Hunter’s work “timeless” and wants to include the singer in the book he’s writing about tragic great American musicians. Hannah is reluctant to help Andrew with his research for lots of reasons: the most important one is the one she is unable to admit to herself, that she does not want to move on with her life. Does her finally agreeing »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Jason Sudeikis continues to impress as a romantic lead with “Tumbledown”

4 February 2016 12:29 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Last spring, I had this to say about the recent turns of actor Jason Sudeikis while on the festival circuit: “I really love seeing an actor prove that they have another side to themselves, especially when it’s a comedic performer showing off their dramatic chops.” I went on to say that at the most recent Tribeca Film Festival in April of 2015, Sudeikis had two different projects that had him stretching in exciting new ways. One was Sleeping with Other People, who was at his all time best there, but the other is Tumbledown, which I’m going to discuss a bit today. It’s finally hitting theaters this weekend and Sudeikis is really quite excellent. He’s worthy of some acclaim here, take it from me. The film is a mellow romantic comedy with, at the very least, dramedy undertones. Frankly, it’s pretty melancholic, as we follow a »

- Joey Magidson

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FM Podcast 7: American Werewolf In London – John Landis/Rick Baker intvs

2 February 2016 3:37 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

An American Werewolf In London turns 35 this year, and in celebration, Famous Monsters has exclusively reunited director John Landis, makeup effects maestro Rick Baker, and actors David NaughtonJenny Agutter, and Griffin Dunne within its pages (issue #284)! Within this podcast, FM’s Editor David Weiner shares two of his special, extended interviews with Landis and Baker about the film, providing incredible, behind-the-scenes insight into the creative process behind this enduring horror classic. Owwwwoooooo!!!!!! **Warning: Contains some profanity** John Landis interview – [3:25] Rick Baker interview – [25:30] Buy Famous Monsters #284 Here! »

- Cameron Hatheway

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Scream Fest Preview: Exclusive Great American Werewolf Reunion

1 February 2016 2:42 PM, PST | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

In the new issue of Famous Monsters magazine, John Landis, Rick Baker, David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, and Griffin Dunne reunite to share fond memories and new insights about An American Werewolf In London on the 35th anniversary of its release. Landis, Baker, and Naughton will also appear in person the first weekend in March at FM’s Silver Scream Fest in Santa Rosa, Calif. Go to SilverScreamFest.com for more info!

“Those boys are dead from the first frame. It’s not a happy story,” Landis tells FM of the Naughton and Dunne characters, who are introduced as they step out of the back of a sheep lorry and then head straight to The Slaughtered Lamb pub. “The real key to the movie was, ‘How do you make something unreal real?’ I mean, a premise of a guy who turns into a werewolf with the full moon is not true. »

- David Weiner

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Tumbledown Movie Review

1 February 2016 7:00 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Tumbledown Director: Sean Mewshaw Starring: Rebecca Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Dianna Agron, Joe Manganiello, Griffin Dunne, Blythe Danner. Rebecca Hall is truly enticing in Sean Mewshaw’s film about a young woman struggling to move on with her life after the death of her husband. But, despite her talent, ‘Tumbledown’ is rather cliched in delivering us the old adage that “When It Seems Like Things Are Really Falling Apart, They’re Just Falling Into Place.” Hannah (Rebecca Hall) is still grieving the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer, when Andrew McDonnell (Jason Sudekis), a brash New York writer, forces her to confront her loss and the ambiguous circumstances of his  [ Read More ]

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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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Bradley Cooper, Jessica Alba and Jon Hamm Among 100 Celebrities Praising President Obama for New Gun-Control Measures

8 January 2016 11:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde and Jon Hamm are among 113 stars thanking President Barack Obama for introducing new executive orders on gun control this week. "Like you, and like most Americans, we have had Enough. We have had enough of seeing unthinkable tragedies happen and nothing being done," reads a letter signed by the stars and organized by the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence. "This level of depravity should rattle anyone with a conscience. We have seen how it has visibly." The letter names recent mass shootings - from Sandy Hook to San Bernardino - as evidence that action needs to be taken. »

- Aaron Couch, @AaronCouch

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More Than 100 Celebrities Praise President Obama For New Gun-Control Orders: 'Thank You for Beginning to End This National Disgrace'

8 January 2016 11:55 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Bradley Cooper, Olivia Wilde and Jon Hamm are among 113 stars thanking President Barack Obama for introducing new executive orders on gun control this week. "Like you, and like most Americans, we have had Enough. We have had enough of seeing unthinkable tragedies happen and nothing being done," reads a letter signed by the stars and organized by the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence. "This level of depravity should rattle anyone with a conscience. We have seen how it has visibly." The letter names recent mass shootings - from Sandy Hook to San Bernardino - as evidence that action needs to be taken. »

- Aaron Couch, @AaronCouch

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Watch: Romantic 'Tumbledown' Trailer Finds Love For Rebecca Hall and Jason Sudeikis

7 January 2016 12:26 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Tribeca Review: 'Tumbledown' Starring Rebecca Hall And Jason Sudeikis Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall star in the indie romantic comedy "Tumbledown," which premiered last year at the Tribeca Film Festival and will be released in the theaters next month. Sudeikis stars as Andrew, a music scholar who travels from New York City to Maine in order to write the biography of a late musician from the area. Hall plays Hannah, the widow standing in his way, uninterested and unable to let go of the past. Soon, a compromise is reached and Hannah joins Andrew as a co-writer. The awkward partnership turns into an unlikely friendship that gradually transforms into something more romantic. Blythe Danner, Joe Manganiello, Dianna Agron and Griffin Dunne round out the cast. "Tumbledown" arrives in New York and Los Angeles on February 5, with a nationwide expansion planned for the following week. Check out the trailer above. »

- Mike Lown

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Jason Sudeikis and Rebecca Hall Connect in First Trailer for ‘Tumbledown’

7 January 2016 11:40 AM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While he’s certainly known for his comedic side with his Saturday Night Live background and crop of studio comedies, Jason Sudeikis has been making a bit of a shift recently. With last year’s Sleeping with Other People and a few upcoming films (notably Colossal), he’s been shifting a bit closer to drama. This is also true when it comes to Tumbledown, a new romantic drama which premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Directed by Sean Mewshaw (who is finally making his debut after a career which even includes being a production assistant on Gangs of New York), the first trailer has now landed. The story follows Sudeikis’ character befriending a widow (Rebecca Hall) to co-write a biography of her late biography of her late singer husband. Also starring Blythe Danner, Joe Manganiello, Dianna Agron, Griffin Dunne, and Richard Masur, check out the trailer and poster below. »

- Leonard Pearce

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Rebecca Hall & Jason Sudeikis in Indie Comedy 'Tumbledown' Trailer

7 January 2016 10:06 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Turn the page. Start a new chapter." Starz Digital Media has debuted an official trailer for the indie comedy Tumbledown, the feature debut of director Sean Mewshaw. The film is about a woman, played by Rebecca Hall, trying to get over the sudden death of her husband, a folk singer. She meets a writer from New York, played by Jason Sudeikis, who helps her along that path. The ensemble cast includes Dianna Agron, Joe Manganiello, Blythe Danner and Griffin Dunne. It also features two adorable boxer dogs in the cast, of course. This is a bit more "sensitive and funny" than it sounds in text, but it looks okay. Enjoy. Here's the first official trailer for Sean Mewshaw's Tumbledown, found directly on YouTube: A young woman (Rebecca Hall) struggles to move on with her life after the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer, when a brash New »

- Alex Billington

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Watch: First Trailer For 'Tumbledown' Starring Rebecca Hall And Jason Sudeikis

7 January 2016 9:50 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

How do we remember a loved one? That seems like the kind of question that drives a drama, instead of something a bit more lighthearted, but in "Tumbledown," the query gets a tender answer, and the first trailer for the movie has arrived. Read More: Review: 'Tumbledown' Starring Rebecca Hall And Jason Sudeikis Starring Rebecca Hall, Jason Sudeikis, Blythe Danner, Joe Manganiello, Dianna Agron, Griffin Dunne, and Richard Masur, the story follows the widow of folk musician, who released one great album, and then passed away. She's planning to write a book about her late husband, but things get complicated with a professor shows up with an idea to do the exact the same thing. Here's the official synopsis:  Pop culture scholar Andrew (Jason Sudeikis) comes to Maine to interview Hannah (Rebecca Hall), the protective widow of an acclaimed singer. When the unlikely pair strike a deal to co-write a biography, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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