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Ben Kingsley teaches Patricia Clarkson to drive in ‘Learning to Drive’ trailer

1 hour ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Director Isabel Coixet’s (Elegy, Paris, je t’aime) latest film Learning to Drive brings the feel good vibes in its first trailer with Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley (who worked with Coixet in Elegy). Clarkson stars as a writer going through marital issues who decides to finally take driving lessons from Ben Kingsley’s character. Set in Manhattan, the trailer suggests a feel-good story that has genuine heart and funny moments. Here’s the synopsis:

Wendy (Patrician Clarkson), a self-absorbed New York book critic, is shocked to reality by the sudden end of her marriage. Always dependent on her husband for driving, she must now learn to take the wheel on her own. Her instructor Darwan (Ben Kingsley) is a Sikh Indian who watches with alarm as his pupil falls apart at the seams. He himself is contemplating an arranged marriage with a woman he has never met. As these two lives intersect, »

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35 Movies You Need to See This Summer

1 hour ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Whether you like it or not, the summer movie season is right around the corner! Of course, blockbusters sprout up all throughout the year, with movies like The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Furious 7 setting the box office on fire even before the "official" summer movie season kicks off...But the four-month period between May and August is simply jam-packed with big-budget tentpoles, outlandish comedies and even a few memorable indie dramas. Before you start snatching up tickets to your favorite summer movies, we have a handy guide breaking down all of the major studio blockbusters, and even a few independent flicks that have the potential to break out into the mainstream. Here our the 35 movies you simply can't miss this summer!

1Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, »

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Great Movie Characters: Frank Galvin in The Verdict

8 hours ago | The Hollywood Interview | See recent The Hollywood Interview news »


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Frank Galvin (Paul Newman) is a man who has given up. A once-promising honors graduate of Boston College Law School, partner in one of the city’s most prestigious firms (not to mention married to the daughter of the firm’s founder), Galvin discovered too late that he had the biggest Achilles Heel an attorney can be cursed with: a conscience. Upon learning that another partner in his firm tried to bribe a juror from a case Frank was trying, thinking he’d be helping Frank out, Frank threatened to report him to have him disbarred and prosecuted. So of course, the firm backed Frank, fired the crooked lawyer and made sure he spent many years making license plates at the state pen, while giving Frank a raise and a key to the city. Right?

Sidney Lumet’s 1982 film The Verdict is one of the great cinematic redemption stories. »

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New poster for Robert Zemeckis’ The Walk

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A new poster has arrived online for Robert ZemeckisThe Walk, which is based on the true story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit (played by Jospeh Gordon-Levitt) and his walk between the towers of The World Trade Centre in 1974.

See Also: Watch the trailer for The Walk here

Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man—Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)—has ever, or will ever, walk in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Robert Zemeckis, the director of such marvels as Forrest Gump and Back to the Future, again uses advanced technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. The Walk is true big-screen cinema, »

- Gary Collinson

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Learning To Drive – World Premiere of Trailer & Poster

16 hours ago | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley and Academy Award nominee Patricia Clarkson star in the feel-good, coming of (middle) age comedy Learning To Drive which will release in theaters on August 21 from Broad Green Pictures.

The film about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s road blocks also stars Sarita Choudhury and won the First Runner-up People’s Choice Award at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival where it earned standing ovations at three showings.

The new trailer and poster for Learning To Drive have just premiered. Check them out!



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 »

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Learning To Drive Trailer: Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley Bond in Manhattan Traffic

16 April 2015 6:55 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Broad Green Pictures has released the first Learning to Drive trailer for director Isabel Coixet’s upcoming dramedy. The film stars Patricia Clarkson as a successful Manhattan writer who decides to—surprise—learn to drive after her husband leaves her. The crux of the story revolves around her platonic relationship with her driving instructor, played by Sir Ben Kingsley. Steve was a fan of the film when he caught it at Tiff, saying Coixet refreshingly focused on people helping one another instead of going down the well-worn path of opposites attracting and falling in love. Watch the Learning to Drive trailer below, and click here to watch Steve’s interview with Kingsley about the film. Jake Weber, Sarita Choudhury, Grace Gummer, Samantha Bee, and John Hodgman also star. Learning to Drive opens in theaters on August 21st. Here’s the official synopsis for Learning to Drive: Academy Award nominee »

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‘Learning To Drive’ Trailer: Broad Green Officially Behind The Wheel

16 April 2015 12:49 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Here is the first asset from the new Broad Green Pictures, which just set its slate and now has this: a trailer for Isabel Coixet’s Learning To Drive, which premiered in September at the Toronto Film Festival and was runner-up to eventual Oscar Best Picture nominee The Imitation Game for the fest’s Audience Award. Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson star in the pic, a coming-of-age comedy of sorts about Wendy, a Manhattan author whose husband has just left her for a… »

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Watch: Ben Kingsley & Patricia Clarkson Hit The Road In The First Trailer For ‘Learning To Drive’

15 April 2015 12:20 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Sometimes it can be feast or famine in terms of a director’s presence, because Hollywood can be a cruel development mistress. But Spanish filmmaker Isabel Coixet’s work life is fecund at the moment. Earlier this year, she unveiled her Berlin Film Festival-opener “Nobody Wants The Night,” and later this summer she’s got film number two, “Learning To Drive.” The latter film reunites her with Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson, two of the stars of her 2008 movie, “Elegy.” But where that film was a dark picture about adultery, love, and the complications of relationships, “Learning To Drive” has a decidedly more cheery bent. It’s a feel-good, coming-of-middle-age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life's road blocks. Here’s the official synopsis: Read More: Meet Isabel Coixet - 'Learning to Drive' Wendy is a fiery Manhattan author whose husband has just left »

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Making Their Next Moves: Broad Green Pictures Up for the Challenge with “The Dark Horse”

9 April 2015 7:50 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Their Tiff purchasing blitz wasn’t exactly over and done with. After Samba, 99 Homes and Eden, Broad Green Pictures have now added a touch of New Zealand in James Napier Robertson’s The Dark Horse. Yesterday, the distrib released their inaugural release slate with Mia Hansen-Løve’s latest being pushed out of the nest first — you can view the half dozen releases after the jump.

Gist: Starring Cliff Curtis, this is a true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand Hero and chess champion – Genesis Potini, aka Gen.

Worth Noting: Robertson’s little known directorial debut is 2009′s I’m Not Harry Jenson.

Do We Care?: We’d normally not be inclined to see anything that groups feel-good, underdogs, chess and biopic elements, but Variety’s Peter Debruge appears to be a solid supporter calling this, “a stunning yet subtle Cliff Curtis performance, »

- Eric Lavallee

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Looking ahead to the big blockbusters of summer 2016

9 April 2015 5:18 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Reboots, videogame adaptations, and a few long awaited sequels are all due for release next year

Now that Fast & Furious 7 has formally opened summer blockbuster season 2015 up, it's time for us to take our traditional look at the big movies gracing multiplexes this time next year.

2016 is set to be a pivotal summer, too. There are big movies in both the DC and Marvel cinematic universes. Warner Bros is looking to launch the first of six King Arthur movies, whilst Universal may get cracking with its classic monster cinematic universe. And - yep - we may even get the world's first great film based on a videogame.

Summer blockbuster season 2016 stretches from March through to August, and here's what treats are lined up. Please note, we've gone with Us release dates, for the purposes of this feature, as that's where most of the films will debut first.

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‘99 Homes,’ ‘A Walk in the Woods’ Set for September Releases

8 April 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Broad Green Pictures has given awards season release dates to Robert Redford comedy “A Walk in the Woods” and Andrew Garfield’s thriller “99 Homes.”

Ramin Bahrani’s “99 Homes” will be released on Sept. 25. Broad Green bought the film last September following screenings and strong reviews at the Venice, Telluride and Toronto Film Festivals.

Garfield plays a construction worker evicted from his home by a real estate broker (played by Michael Shannon) and forced to move his mother (Laura Dern) and young son into a shabby motel. He then goes to work for the broker and must evict honest families from their homes.

A Walk in the Woods,” starring Redford and Nick Nolte, will bow Sept. 2. It debuted at Sundance and is directed by Ken Kwapis; co-stars are Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen, Nick Offerman and Kristen Schaal.

Broad Green, operated by brothers Gabriel and Daniel Hammond as a production-distribution concern, has »

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Poster Roundup: Mad Max, Maggie, Hitman: Agent 47, Dope, and More

7 April 2015 12:53 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

A number of new movie posters have been released over the past couple of weeks, so in the interest of convenience we’ve rounded up some of the more notable one-sheets for your viewing pleasure. Briefly: Mad Max: Fury Road – A pair of new posters for George Miller’s insane-looking post-apocalyptic actioner look fittingly mad. Starring Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, and Nicholas Hoult, the film opens in theaters on May 15th. Hitman: Agent 47 – A new poster for the video game adaptation puts Homeland star Rupert Friend front-and-center with a rather intimidating pose. The film opens in theaters on August 28th. Maggie – Otherwise known as "the Arnold Schwarzenegger zombie movie," this film revolves around a father taking care of his zombified daughter (played by Abigail Breslin). The official one-sheet is perhaps more somber than anticipated. The film will open in theaters and On Demand on May 8th. Insidious: Chapter 3 »

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New poster for sci-fi thriller Self/less starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley

5 April 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A new poster has arrived online for the upcoming sci-fi thriller Self/less from director Tarsem Singh (Immortals, Mirror Mirror), which sees Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley leading a cast that also includes Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Victor Garber, Natalie Martinez and Derek Luke. Check it out here…

See Also: First trailer for Self/less starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley

In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Self/less is set for release on July 31st.


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Matthew Rhys Will Enter Jungle Book: Origins For Warner Bros.

2 April 2015 8:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though Disney undoubtedly has Warner Bros. licked in the studios’ race to get competing Jungle Book projects into theaters, the latter’s take on Rudyard Kipling’s classic novel certainly seems more interesting. Supposedly grittier than the more traditional Disney take, Jungle Book: Origins boasts Andy Serkis in the director’s chair and a starry voice cast. Now, the buzzy pic has taken another step forward, with word that The AmericansMatthew Rhys is in talks to star.

Rhys is set to play the human character John Lockwood, as opposed to lending his voice to an animal. He joins Bad Words breakout Rohan Chand, who is playing human boy Mowgli.

The voice cast includes Serkis (as Baloo the bear), Christian Bale (as panther Bagheera), Benedict Cumberbatch (as villainous tiger Shere Khan), Cate Blanchett (as python Kaa), Naomie Harris (as she-wolf Nisha), Tom Hollander (as jackal Tabaqui, a jackal and crony »

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Film Review: ‘Robot Overlords’

2 April 2015 5:32 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

For any viewers partial to the mechanics of Michael Bay’s “Transformers” films but not their steely factory finish, British family flick “Robot Overlords” may work as a wonky diversion. After bringing a shot of scrappy irreverence to the alien-invasion genre with his Sundance-premmed “Grabbers” in 2012, writer-helmer Jon Wright here adopts a kid-oriented approach to the same theme: This tale of tough tykes taking on intergalactic androids is more Saturday-morning television than midnight movie. The pic’s general good humor — plus the tony adult presence of Gillian Anderson and Ben Kingsley — compensates to some degree for its cheapjack construction, but not enough to extend its appeal far beyond pre-teens in Blighty. Even they, meanwhile, are likelier to find it in ancillary: “Robots” has proven a distinct b.o. underlord at home.

The action begins three years after the stomping robots of the title apparently achieved world domination, though there’s »

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Self/Less Gets A New Poster

1 April 2015 6:59 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award® Winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. The new science fiction movie stars Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber, Matthew Goode, and Derek Luke. Directed by Tarsem. “Self/Less” hits theaters everywhere on July 31.

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Ryan Reynolds And Ben Kingsley Star In New Poster For Self/Less

31 March 2015 1:22 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

“Choose the life you want to live.”

Check out the intriguing new poster from Focus Features’ Self/Less.

The provocative sci-fi thriller opens in theaters nationwide Friday, July 10th.

In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

From Immortals director Tarsem Singh, the film stars starring Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Victor Garber, Derek Luke, Michelle Dockery, and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley.

Ryan Reynolds on Twitter:

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Bushranger movie starts shooting

29 March 2015 3:09 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Callan McAuliffe, Andy McPhee, Arthur Angel and John Orcsik have joined the cast of writer-director Matthew Holmes. The Legend of Ben Hall, which started shooting on Sunday in regional Victoria. The plot follow the last six turbulent months of the life of the notorious bushranger (newcomer Jack Martin), whose gang pulled off the largest gold heist in the British Empire, and the circumstances surrounding his controversial execution by police in 1865.

Martin played the character in Holmes. Kickstarter-funded short film, footage from which is being incorporated in the feature. The cast includes Joanne Dobbin as his ex-wife Biddy, Adam Willson as Mick Coneley, who harboured Hall, Jamie Coffa and William Lee as fellow gang members, Angus Pilakui as an Aboriginal tracker, Jordan Fraser-Trumble as Inspector Davidson and Gregory Quinn as Sergeant Condell.

The La-based McAuliffe (The Great Gatsby, Robot Overlords) and McPhee (Animal Kingdom, Sons of Anarchy) are playing members of the gang. »

- Don Groves

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Film Review: 'Robot Overlords'

28 March 2015 2:20 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ At a point in Jon Wright's Robot Overlords (2014), Robin Smythe - the film's human Big Bad played by Ben Kingsley - asks "You know what 'chav' stands for? Council house and violent." It's delivered in an unsure northern accent that straddles the uneasy border between old foes Lancashire and Yorkshire (particularly odd given that he's from Salford). It's a strange socialrealist beat to put in Robot Overlords, which is otherwise a Children's Film Foundation lark with sometimes impressive special effects and super-sized ambitions on a modest budget. Robots from outer space have taken over our planet. The paranoid androids have also taken the liberty of attaching electronic devices to the necks of the populous.


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Bruce Willis Thriller ‘Wake’ Suffers Another False Start

27 March 2015 12:12 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: The Bruce Willis-starring indie thriller Wake just can’t seem to keep its eyes open. The thriller, which was shut down last month because of budget problems, was expected to start up again on March 23, but that was postponed again. Some in the cast are now considering the project dead, although apparently CAA who reps Willis and co-star Ben Kingsley are trying to help put it back together as the actors apparently love the script and want to move forward. The… »

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