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As the days get darker and the cold winds of Autumn approach, it’s time to look ahead at the upcoming movies set to hit cinemas this Fall.
The huge slate includes the return of the Jedis, the rebirth of Frankenstein and a new age of Good Dinosaurs. These movies will take audiences to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, on a voyage to Mars and to the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest.
Here’s our list of the 2015 Fall movies that we can’t wait to see!
The Visit (Sept 11)
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) welcome you to Universal Pictures’ The Visit. Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister who are sent to their grandparents’ remote Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip. »
- Movie Geeks
Lakeshore Entertainment has added David Strathairn, Peter Riegert, “Orange Is the New Black” star Uzo Aduba and Valorie Curry to the cast of “American Pastoral,” with Ewan McGregor directing and starring.
Jennifer Connelly and Dakota Fanning have been previously announced as the female leads. McGregor will direct from John Romano’s adaptation of the Philip Roth novel, with filming scheduled for later this month in Pittsburgh, Pa.
The story follows Seymour “Swede” Levov, a legendary high school athlete who grows up to marry a former beauty queen and inherits his father’s business. His perfect life shatters when his daughter rebels by becoming a revolutionary and committing a deadly act of political terrorism during the Vietnam War.
- Dave McNary
Chicago – The presence of Sir Ben Kingsley – yes, he was knighted in his native Britain – is the first thing that commands a room. The regal and precise actor, who was awarded an Best Actor Oscar for his definitive performance in “Gandhi,” is back portraying a native of India in his latest film, “Learning to Drive.”
The film is a transition story for the two main characters. Darwan (Kingsley) is a Indian Sikh who gained political asylum in America shortly before September 11th. He is a driving instructor, and encounters a new student in Wendy (Patricia Clarkson). The woman is going through a bitter divorce, and is using the potential of learning to drive to gain more freedom. The two disparate souls help each other in essential ways, and at the same time weather the storm of some extreme life changes.
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Long before he became a household name, James Dean was little more than an aspiring actor in the late ’40s and early ’50s, struggling to make ends meet. What many of his admirers don’t know, however, is how influential photographer Dennis Stock proved in Dean’s trajectory from photogenic character actor to bona fide superstar, and it’s an arc that will underpin Anton Corbijn’s upcoming biopic, Life.
Starring Chronicle‘s Dane DeHaan in the title role as the rebel without a cause, Corbijn’s feature also includes Robert Pattinson as the photographer for Life magazine. Upon crossing paths with the budding actor after he wrapped up work on East of Eden, Pattinson’s Dennis Stock projects Dean’s name up in lights. Capturing the spirit of the cultural icon and his devil-may-care, Life will see the pair strike up an unlikely friendship across the course of a »
- Michael Briers
When we asked our staff to vote on the best comic book movie adaptations, we were afraid the results would consist only of superhero films. While there are many superhero movies listed below, it is great to see a bulk of non-Hollywood films appearing on the list as well. We set out to compile a list of 50 movies but as it were, we ended up with 5 ties, and so the list consists 55 films instead. Let us know if you think we missed something. Enjoy!
Spielberg’s first venture into animation is one of his best. Taking notes from the classic Raiders of the Lost Ark playbook, Spielberg crafted another spirited, thrilling, and always entertaining adventure. The Adventures of Tintin is one of the most pleasurable, family-friendly experiences, that boils down to one grand treasure hunt. There’s much to admire on-screen, but it is the spectacular »
FremantleMedia has appointed German film producer Nico Hofmann (pictured above left, with “Physician” director Philipp Stolzl) as co-ceo of Ufa Group, the company’s German production arm. Hofmann will form a new joint leadership team for Ufa with current CEO Wolf Bauer, with Hofmann set to take over as sole CEO in September 2017. The pair will both serve on the FremantleMedia Operating Board.
Hofmann and Bauer will share overall management responsibilities with dedicated responsibilities for certain operations and units. They will have joint responsibility for the holding company and will both play a key role within the FremantleMedia global network, working closely with the global production, licensing and sales operations.
“After 25 years of leading Ufa to its outstanding market position, Wolf proposed to me a succession plan which made sense for both Wolf and the business and I happily accepted,” said FremantleMedia CEO, Cecile Frot-Coutaz. “Nico is one of Europe »
- Robert Mitchell
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
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 »
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. »
- Rachel West
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
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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- Keith Richards
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
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 »
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, »
- Movie Geeks
Credit: Linda Kallerus/Broad Green Pictures
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
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, »
Sony Pictures Classics’ Grandma 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… »
“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
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, »
- Variety Staff
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 […]
- Chelsea Regan
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