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Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan Act Out Iconic James Dean Photo (See!)

15 hours ago | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan act out a famous scene from their new movie “Life,” about ’50s actor James Dean’s iconic photo shoot for Life magazine. The photos cemented Dean as an icon and symbol of the emerging Beat Generation. The new clip was released today. Ben Kingsley and Joel Edgerton play supporting roles in the Anton Corbijn-directed film. ...Read More

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Lessons Learned This Summer At the Movies

18 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Summer 2015 had a lot to offer, a lot to lose sleep over, and a lot to learn from. It gave us hope that the next summer could be even better, and that Hollywood blockbusters still have some life in them yet. Before back to school this month, here are nine lessons we took away from this summer at the movies.

Lesson #1: Mad Max: Fury Road reset the bar for action movies – Zach Dennis

In a summer overrun by dinosaurs and emotive minds, the real kings of the season busted through the Australian apocalypse on top of supercharged cars with a chrome-infused vengeance. In a summer where nostalgia boomed, a new film that will influence the future was born — and it was born on the Fury Road.

Good movies are invigorating, and nothing awoke everyone’s passion like Mad Max: Fury Road did. It wasn’t just classic fun tied »

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Patricia Clarkson on the long road to Learning to Drive with Sir Ben Kingsley

28 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Patricia Clarkson stars alongside Sir Ben Kingsley in the crowd-pleasing festival favourite Learning to Drive, in theatres today.

It’s been a long but worthwhile journey from page to screen for the actress who stars as Wendy, a Manhattan writer who in the wake of a dissolving marriage decides to take driving lessons from a Sikh instructor Darwan (Kingsley) who is facing marital issues of his own.  Together, the pair being to find the courage and confidence to take the wheel of their own lives.

Directed by Isabel Coixet, Learning to Drive is more than just a story about a woman attempting driving lessons.  Backed by a powerhouse of women behind-the-scenes of the film, Cineplex talked to star Clarkson to discuss how the little film that could is surprising audiences everywhere as we find out what working in a car with Sir Ben is really like. »

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Sir Ben Kingsley On Learning To Drive

27 August 2015 4:24 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Directed by Isabel Coixet Learning to Drive, brings together the incredible cast of Sir Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, and Sarita Choudhury. The film is a feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks. Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, their unlikely friendship awakens them to the joy, humor, »

- Stacey Yount

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Richard Callanan obituary

27 August 2015 4:14 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

My friend Richard Callanan, who has died aged 70 after a fall, made important contributions to two great educational endeavours: making TV programmes for the Open University and co-ordinating groups for the University of the Third Age (U3A).

He was a maker of arts programmes for the Open University between 1969 and 1979; and among those he recruited to appear in Ou productions were Patrick Stewart and Ben Kingsley. Richard was largely responsible for the famous appearance of Max Wall as Vladimir opposite Leo McKern as Estragon in Waiting for Godot in 1977. He went on to become well known too as a producer and director of children’s programmes: in 1990 he won a Bafta as producer of the BBC series Maid Marian and Her Merry Men; and in 1993 a second for Archer’s Goon.

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Pattinson to Play E.T. Spaceman in Mystery Sci-Fier for Veteran Auteur Denis

26 August 2015 8:24 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Robert Pattinson: Actor to play E.T. astronaut. Robert Pattinson to star for Claire Denis If all goes as planned, Robert Pattinson will get to star in French screenwriter-director Claire Denis' recently announced – and as yet untitled – English-language sci-fier, penned by Denis and White Teeth author Zadie Smith and her novelist husband Nick Laird, from an original idea by Denis and writing partner Jean-Pol Fargeau. Among Claire Denis' credits are the interracial love story Chocolat (1988), the sociopolitical drama White Material (2009), and the generally well-regarded Billy Budd reboot Beau Travail (1999), winner of the César Award for Best Cinematography (Agnès Godard). Robert Pattinson, for his part, is best known for playing the veggie vampire in the wildly popular Twilight movies costarring Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Robert Pattinson, astronaut In Claire Denis' film, Robert Pattinson is slated to play an E.T. astronaut. But what happens to said astronaut? Does »

- Zac Gille

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Win Passes to An Advance Screening of Learning to Drive

26 August 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Enter here for your chance to win passes to an advance screening of the new film Learning to Drive, starring Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley.

For your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see the new film Learning to Drive at the Emagine Royal Oak Theater in Royal Oak, Michigan on Tuesday, September 1st at 7:00Pm, just look for the “Enter the Contest” box further down on this page. But hurry, because there are a limited number of passes available and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

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Learning To Drive: Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley star in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks. Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken »

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Win Passes To The Advance Screening Of Learning To Drive In St. Louis

25 August 2015 2:30 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley star in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks—festival circuit favorite Learning To Drive, which was chosen the Audience Award runner-up at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.

Wendy (Clarkson) is a fiery Manhattan book critic whose husband has just left her for another woman; Darwan (Kingsley) is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, and she coaches him on how to impress a woman, »

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Patricia Clarkson And Ben Kingsley Talk Isabel Coixet’s Learning To Drive In New Featurettes

24 August 2015 2:09 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Credit: Linda Kallerus/Broad Green Pictures

Broad Green Pictures has released three new featurettes for director Isabel Coixet’s wonderful film, Learning To Drive.

Chosen as the Audience Award runner-up at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and inspired by a true story, Learning To Drive stars Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley in a feel-good comedy about an improbable friendship.

Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling life and his calm restraint seem like an awkward fit. But as he shows her how to take control of the wheel, »

- Michelle McCue

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'Straight Outta Compton' Dominates Box Office Again with $26.8M

23 August 2015 11:06 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Straight Outta Compton is the kind of late summer blockbuster studios only dream about. We're officially in the doldrums, before the fall movie season hits, and this biopic about legendary West Coast rappers N.W.A continues to over perform and beat all expectations. In it's second weekend, it crushed three new releases that completely underwhelmed. But even with Straight Outta Compton's victory lap, no one is calling this a tough weekend to beat the competition.

Straight Outta Compton managed to pull in a clean $26.8 million playing at 3,025 locations around the country. That propels its grand total stateside haul to $111.5 million. It is without a doubt a major hit, with Universal and Legendary budgeting the film at a mere $29 million. The film hasn't arrived without controversy, though, and the film has been slammed for leaving out some dirty misconduct amongst its main crew.

Coming under the most heavy fire was Dr. Dre, »

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‘Grandma’, ‘Learning To Drive’, Propel Specialty B.O.

23 August 2015 10:15 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Sony Pictures ClassicsGrandma rode into four cinemas over the weekend, giving the Specialty Box Office some needed pep. The title with Lily Tomlin as the title character was easily the weekend’s per-theater-average winner and one of the summer’s highest limited release PTA debuts. Broad Green Pictures bowed Learning To Drive starring Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley on Friday, receiving a strong lift as it headed into Saturday, while The Orchard lit Digging For Fire… »

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Box Office: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Schools ‘Sinister 2,’ ‘Hitman: Agent 47’ With $26.8 Million

23 August 2015 8:01 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Straight Outta Compton” dominated a trio of underwhelming new releases this weekend, providing a little proof of life in an otherwise moribund box office.

The rap drama topped charts for the second weekend in a row, picking up $26.8 million from 3,025 locations and propelling its domestic haul to $111.5 million. That’s a tidy return on the $29 million that Universal and Legendary spent making the film about the early days of N.W.A.

Straight Outta Compton” hasn’t been without controversy. The film has been slammed for glossing over its members’ treatment of women and the blowback forced Dr. Dre to apologize for his actions. The negative headlines do not appear to be taking a toll on its ticket sales.

Of the new films hitting multiplexes, “Sinister 2” performed the best of an inert bunch. The low-budget horror sequel nabbed $10.6 million from 2,766 locations for a third place finish. That’s less than the »

- Brent Lang

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Film Reviews: Opening This Week (Aug. 17-21, 2015)

22 August 2015 11:14 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hitman: Agent 47

During a rare moment of quiet amid the glass-smashing, brain-bashing mayhem of “Hitman: Agent 47,” a character offers the wise observation that we are all a bit more complicated than our internal circuitry might suggest. Applying this logic to the movie itself, it’s fair to conclude that while Aleksander Bach’s directing debut is indeed the junky, incoherent shoot-’em-up we feared it might be, to dismiss it as just another late-August studio craptacular doesn’t quite do it justice. But what to call it, exactly? The 47th best action film of 2015? A feature-length Audi commercial, or a promo reel for the Singapore Tourism Board? The most unnecessary artistic contribution ever made by someone named Bach? Fox is surely hoping that “surprise box office hit” might be a plausible alternative, though the best one will likely be able to say on that front is that where disastrous franchise relaunches are concerned, »

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Patricia Clarkson And Ben Kingsley On Their Relationship In ‘Learning To Drive’ [Exclusive Video]

21 August 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley star in Learning to Drive as two New Yorkers who strike up an unlikely friendship while approaching new stages in their lives. Patricia Clarkson, Ben Kingsley Kingsley’s Learning to Drive character is a Sikh named Darwan, who makes a living giving driving lessons. When Clarkson’s Wendy begins to prepare for […]

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Watch Ben Kingsley teach Patricia Clarkson to drive in this exclusive featurette

21 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Sir Ben Kingsley is a master actor, and his co-stars know it. Patricia Clarkson and others in new film “Learning to Drive” describe the “sublime” experience of working with Kingsley in the HitFix exclusive featurette you can watch above. “Learning to Drive” premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, where it was the first runner-up for the Audience Award. Clarkson stars as Wendy, a woman whose husband has just left her for a younger woman. As a lifelong New Yorker, Wendy has never learned to drive, so to reclaim her independence, she takes driving lessons from Darwan (Kingsley), a taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. An unlikely friendship forms between fiery Wendy and soft-spoken Darwan. The film reunites Clarkson, Kingsley and director Isabel Coixet — the three of them worked together on 2008’s “Elegy.” “Learning to Drive” opens in theaters today. »

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Apa Signs ‘What Lies Beneath’ Filmmaker Sarah Kernochan

20 August 2015 2:33 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sarah Kernochan has signed with Apa, Variety has learned.

The two-time Academy Award winner, who moves from Gersh, wrote “What Lies Beneath,” starring Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer. Her other feature writing credits include “9 ½ Weeks,” starring Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke, plus “Sommersby” with Richard Gere and Jodie Foster.

Up next, Kernochan wrote “Learning to Drive,” which stars Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson. The film ranked as the first runner-up for the audience award at last year’s Toronto Film Festival.

The writer, producer and director made her feature film directorial debut with 1998’s “All I Wanna Do,” which she also wrote.

Kernochan won her first Oscar in 1972 for best documentary feature for “Marjoe,” which she produced and directed. She won best documentary short subject in 2002 for “Thoth.”

Kernochan is also repped by managers Dan Halsted and Nate Miller, and Jackoway Tyerman.

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- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Sir Ben Kingsley Listens to Russian Orthodox Choirs, Florence and the Machine: 25 Things You Don't Know About Me

20 August 2015 1:31 PM, PDT | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

British actor and Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley, whose new film Learning to Drive is in theaters now, shared 25 surprising (and very English) facts about himself with Us Weekly.  1. I most admire Simon Wiesenthal for sharing his incredible life story as a Holocaust survivor.  2. I’m looking forward to the films in production with our company, Lavender Pictures.  3. I’ve never taken anything from a set.  4. My stage name [real name: Krishna Pandit Bhanji] comes from family nicknames. Ben was my dad's nickname. Kingsley is from my [...] »

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On the Learning To Drive red carpet by Anne-Katrin Titze

20 August 2015 3:07 AM, PDT | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson on the Learning to Drive red carpet Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Patricia Clarkson returning from England last week after starring with Bradley Cooper and Alessandro Nivola in The Elephant Man walked The Paris Theatre red carpet with her Learning To Drive co-star Ben Kingsley. Director Isabel Coixet, Sarita Choudhury, Jake Weber, Avi Nash, Harpreet Singh Toor, editor Thelma Schoonmaker, author Katha Pollitt, screenwriter Sarah Kernochan, producers Daniel Hammond and Dana Friedman and executive producer Gabriel Hammond joined them.

Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson at the Southgate after party Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Bryan Batt, who played Judge Turner in Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave and Orry-Kelly in Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's The Last Of Robin Hood, William Ivey Long, Lena Hall, Matthew Morrison, Renee Puente, Laura Michelle Kelly, Cornelia Guest, Sydney Van Til, Montego Glover, Sakina Jaffrey, Nanette Lepore and Peter Cincotti were among »

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Learning to Drive: Red Carpet & After Party Events

19 August 2015 10:22 PM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

The official red carpet premiere for Learning To Drive took place on Monday night, August 17, at the Paris Theatre in New York City and was attended by cast and crew including Sir Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Sarita Choudhury, and director Isabel Coixet. The afterparty was held at Southgate on Central Park South.

Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley star in this feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks. Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a younger woman; Darwan is a soft-spoken taxi driver from India on the verge of an arranged marriage. As Wendy sets out to reclaim her independence, she runs into a barrier common to many lifelong New Yorkers: she’s never learned to drive. When Wendy hires Darwan to teach her, her unraveling »

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‘Learning To Drive’ Cast Gives Relationship Advice [Exclusive Video]

19 August 2015 2:13 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Learning to Drive stars Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley as two New Yorkers who strike up an unlikely friendship as both of their personal lives are in the midst of dramatic changes. While Clarkson’s Wendy could be heading for a divorce, Kingsley’s Darwan is about to throw himself into an arranged marriage. Cast of ‘Learning To […]

The post ‘Learning To Drive’ Cast Gives Relationship Advice [Exclusive Video] appeared first on uInterview. »

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