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Catherine Keener Enters A War Zone In Trailer For War Story

10 July 2014 12:39 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Opening in theaters and VOD July 30th, watch the trailer for War Story.

A battle-scarred photojournalist (Catherine Keener) risks her life to rescue a young refugee in this gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines thriller. Sir Ben Kingsley also stars.

The film screened earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. The Hollywood Reporter‘s Todd McCarthy wrote the second feature from director Mark Jackson was, ” A compelling, beautifully filmed character study of a war zone photographer in personal turmoil..”

In her Sundance review, Kim Voynar (Movie City News) said, “War Story is cinematic storytelling at its finest.”

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- Michelle McCue

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Begin Again review: Keira Knightley stars in beguiling musical romance

9 July 2014 10:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Director: John Carney; Screenwriter John Carney; Starring: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, James Corden, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, Catherine Keener; Running time: 104 mins; Certificate: 15

While they don't exactly fit the definition of an odd couple, there's something compellingly weird about seeing Mark Ruffalo and Keira Knightley paired up on-screen. He's all scruffy open heart, while she retains a kind of ethereal delicacy even in what's probably her warmest and most relaxed performance to date. It's this off-kilter combo, combined with an overarching sense of real passion for music, that gives John Carney's Begin Again its rich, unassuming charm.

Knightley is aspiring singer-songwriter Greta, a British ex-pat who finds herself suddenly alone in New York after getting dumped by her douchey rising star boyfriend (Adam Levine). Dragged along to an open-mic night by musician friend Steve (a very funny James Corden), she plays a rough version of her own self-penned track, »

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Catherine Keener in Trailer for Sundance Refugee Thriller 'War Story'

9 July 2014 7:42 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"I know you, I want to help you!" IFC has debuted the trailer for a Sundance film called War Story, from writer/director Mark Jackson, starring Catherine Keener as a photojournalist who tries to help a young refugee, but seems to get in over her heard with some violent political affairs. French actress Hafsia Herzi also stars in the film. This looks interesting, but there's not much more to it than a shoddy story and some campy, ever-so-obvious dialogue about "but I had to get the story!" wait "there is no story." "What have they done to you?" It doesn't look terrible, just not that good. Take a look below, this might interest others more. Here's the official trailer for Mark Jackson's War Story, direct from IFC Films' YouTube: A battle-scarred photojournalist (Keener) risks her life to rescue a young refugee in this gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines thriller. War Story is directed by Mark Jackson, »

- Alex Billington

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New Trailer For War Story Starring Catherine Keener

7 July 2014 1:24 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One of the greatest cinematic travesties of 2013 was the ‘blink and you’ll miss her’ casting of Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener (Capote) in Captain Phillips. Don’t get me wrong – it’s an exceptional movie – but you don’t put Catherine Keener in your film just to relegate her to one speaking scene, and an action shot of her running down some stairs. It’s a shameful waste of one of our most talented actresses. But, fret not. Almost by way of compensation, we have a trailer for War Story, in which Keener seems to own the screen in an honest-to-goodness leading role.

Keener also produces the film, which is the second directorial effort of Mark Jackson – after his 2011 debut, Without. The script, which Jackson also penned with Kristin Gore (Futurama), centres on Lee (Keener) – a war photographer in the midst of a period of self-exile in Sicily, dealing »

- Sarah Myles

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Conversation with Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, James Corden and John Carney on Begin Again

7 July 2014 6:46 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

James Corden, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine and Keira Knightley with Begin Again director John Carney on Times Square: "That was the one true moment of maverick, crazy John Cassavetes" Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

With Begin Again, starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo with Adam Levine, Catherine Keener, Hailee Steinfeld, James Corden and Ceelo Green, Irish director John Carney returns twice to the world of street musicians after his Oscar winning Once. At the Crosby Street Hotel, I followed up on my Anna Karenina conversation with Keira Knightley on costumes to find out how little A Dangerous Method goes with Annie Hall.

Keira Knightley on her costumes: "I wanted her [Gretta] to dress for women and not for men." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

And the boys - Ruffalo, Levine, Corden and Carney - talked about music, acting, filming John Cassavetes style and not selling out.

This time the streets of New York »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Ben Kingsley, Catherine Keener in War Story trailer

4 July 2014 3:19 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

A trailer has been released for War Story.

Catherine Keener stars in Mark Jackson's drama.

The actress plays veteran war photographer Lee, who travels to Sicily in the hopes of getting over her time as a hostage in Libya.

There, she reunites with an old lover (Ben Kingsley) and becomes involved with a Tunisian refugee's attempt to escape to France.

Keener was most recently seen in Captain Phillips and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.

Kingsley will feature in the upcoming Night at the Museum 3 and live action Jungle Book film.

War Story premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and will arrive on iTunes and in Us cinemas on July 30. »

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'Begin Again': What the Critics Are Saying

3 July 2014 3:18 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Begin Again, writer-director John Carney’s most recent foray in film, revisits the emotional connection created through music as showcased in his 2006 indie hit Once. But this time, Carney's strumming with a bigger budget and corresponding big-name cast: Mark Ruffalo, Keira Knightley, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, Catherine Keener, Cee Lo Green and Mos Def. List The Hollywood Reporter Reveals Hollywood's 100 Favorite Films The modern-day music-movie follows a chance encounter between washed-up music executive Dan (Ruffalo) and bright-eyed singer-songwriter Gretta (Knightley). What results is a promising collaboration and mutual transformation for the star-crossed talents

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- Marion Kirkpatrick

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Watch: Catherine Keener Heads Into Danger In First Trailer For 'War Story' Co-Starring Ben Kingsley

3 July 2014 12:30 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

On paper, this sounds really great. Catherine Keener and Ben Kingsley co-starring in a drama about a war photographer stricken with grief, it seems like it could be powerful stuff. But it's saying something that after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, buzz has been mostly nil. And so, into cinemas it goes hoping to stir fresh interest, with a new trailer having now arrived. Mark Jackson ("Without") directs this one, which is about as somber as the trailer suggests, but unfortunately, it never quite came together for your correspondent in Park City. "A baffling picture with the strangest, most aloof intentions and form, it's unclear what sort of audience 'War Story' intends to draw in, outside of the foolishly fringe-curious," Rodrigo wrote in his review, so yes, proceed with caution. But if you are curious, "War Story" hits iTunes and opens in limited release on July 30th. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Begin Again – The Review

1 July 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Once was writer/director John Carney’s micro-budget, Ireland-lensed wonder that won an Oscar for best song in 2007 and is currently a stage hit. If Carney was looking for lightning to strike twice with his bigger budget follow-up Begin Again, he’s failed. The new film is also a series of songs hanging from a thin frame of a plot but it lacks not only the spontaneity and cool indie vibe of its predecessor but also story, characters, and especially decent songs.

Begin Again starts out strong. Dan (Mark Ruffalo) is a disheveled music producer who’d once had great success with hip-hop bands in the ’90. He now finds himself a hard-drinking, unemployed mess after a nasty split with his wife (Catherine Keener) who refers to him affectionately as a “pathetic loser” and rejection from his rebellious teen daughter (Hailee Stanfield) who he picks up at school while drunk and »

- Tom Stockman

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‘Begin Again’ is pure pop perfection

28 June 2014 7:48 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Begin Again

Written and directed by John Carney

2013, USA

Movies that make you feel good on their own terms are a rare breed.  John Carney’s latest film, Begin Again, doesn’t need to pander or lobotomize itself to entertain you.  It doesn’t need villains twirling their mustache or hysterical spouses throwing plates against the wall to build drama.  It doesn’t even need wacky sight gags or hipster irony to make you laugh.  All it needs are nuanced characters trying to survive while still maintaining some measure of dignity.  Oh… and a few groovy tunes that get stuck in your head.

Begin Again follows two damaged people who form one of those sticky relationships that defy description.  Yes, Dan (Mark Ruffalo) is a downtrodden record executive who recognizes the untapped musical potential in Greta (Keira Knightley), but they’re much more than business partners.  While there are certainly »

- J.R. Kinnard

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'Begin Again' (2014) Movie Review

27 June 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It has been seven years since writer/director John Carney's breakout hit Once, which made stars out of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and ended up winning an Oscar for Best Original Song. The film was fantastic, not only for its music, but the delicate nature of its authentic and welcoming storytelling. There have been a couple of projects between then and now for Carney, but his latest feature, Begin Again is, for all intents and purposes, his true follow-up effort to the 2006 success. Disappointingly, everything that made Once so great is absent from this film, which is nothing more than a soap opera-level melodrama. Set in New York, the story follows Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a washed-up record producer, and his eventual professional relationship with Gretta (Keira Knightley), a singer-songwriter that has just broken things off with her boyfriend (Adam Levine) after he finds success in the music biz »

- Brad Brevet

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'Begin Again' (2014) Movie Review

27 June 2014 8:52 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

It has been seven years since writer/director John Carney's breakout hit Once, which made stars out of Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova and ended up winning an Oscar for Best Original Song. The film was fantastic, not only for its music, but the delicate nature of its authentic and welcoming storytelling. There have been a couple of projects between then and now for Carney, but his latest feature, Begin Again is, for all intents and purposes, his true follow-up effort to the 2006 success. Disappointingly, everything that made Once so great is absent from this film, which is nothing more than a soap opera-level melodrama. Set in New York, the story follows Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a washed-up record producer, and his eventual professional relationship with Gretta (Keira Knightley), a singer-songwriter that has just broken things off with her boyfriend (Adam Levine) after he finds success in the music biz »

- Brad Brevet

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“Begin Again”: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine

26 June 2014 12:21 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Directed by: John Carney Written by: John Carney Main Cast: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, Mos Def, Catherine Keener, CeeLo Green, James Corden, and many more… Past Oscar relations: Keira Knightley (Pride and Prejudice), Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are All Right), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit), and Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich and Capote) have Academy Award nominations, while John Carney’s Once won Best Original Song Here now we have a brand spanking new article in this ongoing series of mine concerning 2014 releases hoping to compete for some kind of Oscar attention as contenders at the impending/upcoming 2015 ceremony. Next up for us is the musical dramedy Begin Again, which looks to use catchy music to hopefully capture the Academy’s attention. This film comes to us from filmmaker John Carney, who blew most of us away a couple of years back with Once. Starring the eclectic cast of Keira Knightley, »

- Joey Magidson

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Begin Again | review

23 June 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

How To Save a Life: Carney’s Anticipated American Film a Pleasantly Loveable

Though trudging through a somewhat ungainly and slightly anachronistic set-up, John Carney’s latest, Begin Again (originally titled Can a Song Save a Life?) manages to gain a momentous degree of charm in its latter half, ending on a note that’s as satisfyingly untethered as its opening moments are rigidly formulated. Inexplicably, Carney is also able to squeeze some magic from a cast that seems staggeringly opposed to such a stunt, at least judging from a multitude of similar packaged deals in a squalid market of workmanlike indie films featuring such flora and fauna. While the music is hardly as catchy as the Academy Award winning compilations from his 2006 film, Once, a buoyant attitude sometimes fills in here, at least enough to make for an emotionally satisfying final act.

Reluctantly taking the stage of a dive »

- Nicholas Bell

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Begin Again Movie Review

23 June 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Begin Again Director: John Carney Starring: Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, James Corden, Catherine Keener. The Irish-indie movie and TV writer/director had bewitched audiences with ‘Once’ in 2007, a touching musical shot for only €130.000, that won Academy Award for Best Original Song with ‘Falling Slowly.’ Now, John Carney is back with an enchanting musical tale, set in New York City, the place where the arts and the accounts related to them are enhanced by the magical atmosphere of the Big Apple. ‘Begin Again’ uses music to start over. No Rewind or FastForward. The moment in your life when you press Stop and pick a new  [ Read More ]

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- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 20 Pairs of Passes to ‘Begin Again’ With Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo

22 June 2014 3:53 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 20 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new music comedy/drama “Begin Again” from the writer and director of the Oscar-winning film and Broadway musical “Once”!

Begin Again,” which is rated “R” and opens in Chicago on July 2, 2014, stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, Mos Def, Catherine Keener, James Corden and Marco Assante from writer and director John Carney and executive producer Judd Apatow. Note: You must be 17+ to attend this “R”-rated screening.

To win your free “Begin Again” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Bad Grandpa.5 Movie Review, Trailer, Pictures & News

16 June 2014 7:13 AM, PDT | Sky Movies | See recent Sky Movies news »

This collection of out-takes and unused footage gives you a whole new perspective on the world of randy octogenarian Irving Zisman with bonus scenes and pranks also featuring Spike Jonze as Gloria and Catherine Keener as Irving's wife Ellie, plus a look at the evolution of Johnny Knoxville's naughty alter-ego, the makeup effects, and a behind-the-scenes peek at the idiocy it takes to make a hidden camera movie in public. »

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Casting Net: Maya Rudolph reunites with Tina Fey, Amy Poehler; Plus, Keanu Reeves, more

13 June 2014 5:18 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Maya Rudolph will reunite with her Saturday Night Live alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for Universal’s The Nest. She’ll play a childhood friend of Poehler and Fey’s characters, who are sisters who throw one last blowout in their parents’ up-for-sale house. Greta Lee (Girls) has also joined the cast. She’ll play a woman who gets a “pity invite” to the party. Paula Pell wrote the screenplay, and Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) will direct.  [THR; Deadline]

Keanu Reeves (The Matrix) is reportedly set to play the lead in director Courtney Hunt’s legal drama The Whole Truth. Renee Zellweger, »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Maya Rudolph Joins Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in 'The Nest'

13 June 2014 4:19 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Universal Pictures' upcoming comedy The Nest is shaping up to be a Saturday Night Live reunion, with Maya Rudolph signing on to join her former SNL cast mates Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

The story, written by former Saturday Night Live writer Paula Pell, centers on two sisters (Tina Fey and Amy Poehler) who decide to throw one last massive party in their childhood home, before it is sold, which turns into a "cathartic experience" for the siblings and their friends. Maya Rudolph is playing a longtime childhood friend of the sisters, with James Brolin signing on earlier this week to play Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's father, and Ike Barinholtz starring as the male lead.

Jason Moore (Pitch Perfect) is directing, with Tina Fey, Jay Roach and John C. Lyons producing, and Amy Poehler, Jeff Richmond and Brian Bell serving as executive producers.

In related news, Maya Rudolph »

- MovieWeb

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How I Shot That (Laff Edition): Combining Practical SFX With Performance for 'Inner Demons'

13 June 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Screenwriter of "A Late Quartet" (Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken and Catherine Keener), director of "The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelation" and producer of "On the Rocks: The Search for America's Top Bartender," Seth Grossman is about to premiere his new film "Inner Demons" at the Los Angeles Film Festival. [Editor's Note: Indiewire reached out to filmmakers with films playing at the 20th La Film Festival (June 11-19) to ask them about how they shot their indie, and what advice they had for other filmmakers. We'll be posting their responses throughout the run of the festival. Go Here for the master list.] What camera and lens did you use? We shot with a Red, and used Canon zoom lenses to recreate the feeling of handheld reality shooting. What was the most difficult shoot on your movie and how did you pull it off? Probably the final kill shot at the end of the film was the most difficult, as it combined practical SFX with performance and we only had one »

- Oliver MacMahon

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