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Though we constantly underestimate it, love is a powerful force of nature, even throughout our tempestuous and fickle history. Amma Asante’s latest film “A United Kingdom” demonstrates once again how fighting for love can be a way to fight for country, freedom, and respect. The film follows Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana (David Oyelowo) who causes an international stir when he choose to Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike), a white woman from London. Their interracial marriage sparked massive fury in both the apartheid government of South Africa and the public, and though the couple were exiled, they came back to politics and actively fought for independence, eventually becoming the first President and First Lady of Botswana. Watch the trailer for the film below.
Read More: ‘A United Kingdom’ to Open BFI London Film Festival, Boosting Awards Chances
This is the third feature film from Amma Asante. She garnered quite a »
- Vikram Murthi
Take a little time to enjoy the view. The View kicks of its 20th season on ABC, September 6, 2016 at 11:00am Et/Pt. In advance of that landmark, ABC is airing its “The View: 20 Years In the Making” special tonight, August 23, 2016, at 10:00pm Et/Pt. Below, watch teaser clips and check out cast photos taken through the years. A daily talkshow featuring news, pop culture, and "hot topics" from the perspective of different women, The View first premiered on Monday, August 11, 1997.The original panel on The View featured Barbara Walters, moderator Meredith Vieira, Joy Behar, Star Jones, and Debbie Matenopoulos. Their first guest was Tom Selleck. Other co-hosts throughout years include:Lisa Ling, Elisabeth Hasselback, Rosie O'Donnel, Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy, Rosie Perez, »
Robert De Niro, Edgar Ramirez, Usher Raymond IV and Ana De Armas gathered in New York City on Monday for the premiere of Hands of Stone, with real-life subjects Roberto Duran and Sugar Ray Leonard in tow. Harvey Weinstein introduced the boxing drama with a one-two punch at Donald Trump. "This movie is written by a Latino, directed by a Latino and starring Latinos. Even Robert De Niro and Usher turned Latino for this," he told the Sva Theatre crowd. "They're all gonna be deported if Trump becomes president." With Beyonce, Jay Z, Rosie Perez and
- Ashley Lee
Grief can take hold of even the strongest people and refuse to let go. It’s why they describe it as a “process.” Maris Curran’s “Five Nights In Maine” takes this idea to heart as it follows Sherwin (David Oyelowo), a recent widower who lost his wife Fiona (Hani Furstenberg) in a car accident. Stricken by grief and depression, he travels to a remote corner of Maine to see Fiona’s cancer-stricken mother Lucinda (Dianne Wiest) who’s being taken care of by caring nurse Ann (Rosie Perez). Tensions run high as both Sherwin and Lucinda deal with the tragedy, and struggle to come to terms with their feelings towards each other and Fiona. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below featuring Sherwin and Ann discussing the loss.
David Oyelowo is »
- Vikram Murthi
Magnolia Pictures' Little Men had a solid start in its debut, topping a trickle of Specialty newcomers, two of which had decent debuts in single theaters. Directed by Ira Sachs and starring Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Ehle, Little Men had the best per theater average among limited release titles this weekend from a total $32,250 gross. FilmRise's Five Nights in Maine with Dianne Wiest, Rosie Perez and David Oyelowo had the "widest" launch among the new releases with 10… »
Moving into late summer, a wide-ranging group of alternatives to the tentpoles hits the Specialty circuit this weekend. Sundance's Little Men by Ira Sachs and starring Greg Kennear and Jennifer Ehle will hit theaters via Magnolia Pictures, and Austin-based filmmaker Richard Linklater is the focus of a new documentary by SXSW co-founder Louis Black and Emmy-winner Karen Bernstein in a day and date roll out from Sundance Selects. Dianne Wiest, Rosie Perez and David Oyelowo… »
Every week, a bevy of new releases (independent or otherwise), open in theaters. That’s why we created the Weekly Film Guide, filled with basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.
For August, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.
See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 5. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.
Director: Todd Kessler
Synopsis: Anita Ponchouri (Natalie Perera), the dutiful Indian daughter of a deep-in-debt businessman (Kabir Bedi) is about to marry a wealthy Londoner (Staz Nair) when a chance encounter with local singer, »
- Steve Greene
One day, Sherwin (David Oyelowo) receives a call informing him that his wife, Fiona, was killed in a car accident. Devastated, Sherwin travels to Maine to see Fiona’s mother, Lucinda (Dianne Wiest), a stern woman he’s never met and who’s dying of cancer. We learn that Fiona and Lucinda shared a strained relationship, their last visit together having been particularly unpleasant. As the process of mourning plays out for Sherwin, he spends a few days puttering around Lucinda’s cottage with Ann (Rosie Perez), the old woman’s live-in nurse. Emotionally distant and light on plot, Five Nights In Maine is the sparse and ultimately underwhelming story of how all of this goes.
It’s a film with sincerely admirable intentions, a weepy, yet uplifting indie drama that employs a thoughtful and meditative visual approach. There’s nothing wrong with quiet stories about small reactions and even smaller revelations, »
- Tony Hinds
Jason O’Mara is heading to “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” and a slew of stars will appear on IFC’s “Documentary Now!” Also in today’s news roundup, Starz’s “Ash vs. Evil Dead” gets a Season 2 premiere date.
Jason O’Mara has joined the cast of “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” as the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. He’ll be playing a character whose roots go back to the 1940s on the fourth season of the ABC series (Sept. 20, 10 p.m.)
“Bringing Jason into the mix as the New Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. forces everyone, particularly Coulson, to reevaluate their role in the Agency,” said Marvel’s head of television, Jeph Loeb. “Jason has both the physical presence and acting dynamics that will connect with and challenge even the most loyal agent.”
O’Mara is repped by UTA/ and Independent Talent in UK »
- Maria Cavassuto
Well, here we are in the closing weeks of summer movie season. It’s the last gasp for big-budget blockbusters before the coming fall festival season, but there are plenty of indie alternatives for whatever your tastes may be. Below, you’ll see every planned theatrical release for the month of August, separated out into films with wide runs and limited ones. (Synopses are provided by festivals and distributors.)
Each week, we’ll give you an update with screening locations for these various titles. In the meantime, be sure to check our calendar page, where we’ll update releases for the rest of the year. Happy watching!
Week of August 5 Wide
Director: David Ayer
Synopsis: A secret government agency led by Amanda Waller recruits imprisoned »
- Kate Halliwell, Kyle Kizu and Steve Greene
Broadway banded together at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night, as Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Richard Kind, Debra Messing, Rosie Perez, Darren Criss and a slew of stage stars performed an emotional version of "What the World Needs Now Is Love.” The performance followed a day of speeches centered on the theme of gun control reform by Lee Daniels, Angela Bassett, survivors of the Orlando nightclub shooting and parents of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner, Oscar Grant and more. It spurred a standing ovation from the packed Philadelphia arena, who loudly chanted,
- Ashley Lee
Delegates were swaying back and fourth while singing along to a live rendition of “What the World Needs Now Is Love” by a variety of Broadway stars at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday. The song fired up the packed crowd and received one of the biggest ovations of the week, with the room chanting, “Love trumps hates” when the song ended. Kristen Bell, Darren Criss, Alice Ripley, Ben Vereen, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Debra Messing, Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald, Rosie Perez were joined by over a dozen other Broadway stars for the powerful track that was recently recorded as a benefit. »
- Brian Flood
Dozens of Broadway stars and other entertainers joined in an exuberant and emotional performance of “What the World Needs Now Is Love” tonight at the Democratic National Convention. Tony winners Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Idina Menzel, Ben Vereen and Debra Messing, as well as other entertainers such as Kristen Bell, Darren Criss, Rosie Perez and — in a little Cagney & Lacey reunion — Tyne Daly and Sharon Gless appeared onstage at Convention Hall in… »
“What the World Needs Now Is Love,” that’s for sure. But who knew it also needed a powwow of stars from Cagney & Lacey, Veronica Mars, Ugly Betty, The Mysteries of Laura, My So Called Life, Private Practice, Glee and Law & Order: Svu (among others)?
Stars from those TV shows and the Broadway community teamed up to cover that Burt Bacharach chestnut on the Democratic National Convention stage “in tribute to the lives affected by gun violence.”
The pass-the-mic-(and-do-it-quickly) staging was a tad puzzling — surely Hillary Clinton »
Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Debra Messing, Rosie Perez, Darren Criss, Tyne Daly, Sharon Gless and many, many more Broadway stars performed an emotional version of "What the World Needs Now Is Love" at the Democratic Convention on Wednesday. More than 40 performers lined the stage in Philadelphia to sing the song, which was recorded to honor the victims from the Orlando nightclub massacre in June. Proceeds from the tune benefit the Lgbt Center of Central Florida. The performance follows a day of speeches centered on the theme of gun control reform, with speakers including Lee Daniels,
- Jennifer Konerman
With a little over three weeks to go until its release, a trailer has arrived online for for writer-director Maris Curran’s upcoming drama Five Nights in Maine which stars David Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest and Rosie Perez; watch it below after the official synopsis…
Sherwin considers himself a good man, though flawed like any other. He is deeply in love with his wife, Fiona. When she starts acting distant after returning from a visit with her estranged and ill mother, he shows concern. Soon, their conversations lead to fights, the worst in their marriage. He learns that she can no longer imagine herself as a mother, leaving him confused and angry and their marriage in splinters. Before there can be resolution, Fiona dies in an auto accident after driving distractedly on the freeway. Sherwin is devastated. All that is dear to him, his wife, his sense of self and his future, »
- Amie Cranswick
“Five Nights In Maine” follows Sherwin (David Oyelowo), a recent widower after his loving wife Fiona (Hani Furstenberg) was killed in a traffic accident. Amidst his depression, he travels to a remote corner of Maine to see Fiona’s hostile, cancer-stricken mother Lucinda (Dianne Wiest) who’s being taken care of by caring nurse Ann (Rosie Perez). Tensions run high as both Sherwin and Lucinda deal with their shared tragedy and express their grief in various difficult ways. Both struggle to come to terms with their rage and fear as well as their love for Fiona. Watch the trailer below and check out some exclusive photos from the film as well.
The film is directed by Maris Curran. She previously directed the film “Edge of the Road,” about a family road trip out of the Midwest, »
- Vikram Murthi
Guardian the kids of the controversial Oscar nominated documentary Jesus Camp 10 years later - how are they doing and how do they remember their evangelical childhoods?
Vanity Fair on Margot Robbie. Which is... Honestly I can't see anything wrong with it. Almost every good celebrity profile talks about what the star looks like, and what their big screen appeal is. It's not especially salacious as these things go. I'm stunned that it offended so many people. But me...
Nathaniel... I don't want to live in a world where we cant celebrate movie star beauty
Playbill Kristin Chenoweth doing a reading of proposed Best Little Whorehouse in Texas for the stage? Oh god oh god let this Broadway musical happen. »
- NATHANIEL R
"Why did you come here? Trying to see what she was hiding from?" FilmRise has released the first trailer for an indie drama called Five Nights in Maine, starring David Oyelowo and Dianne Wiest. Oyelowo plays a man struggling to cope with the tragic loss of his wife, who travels to rural Maine to meet his wife's estranged mother, who is also struggling with grief and guilt. The full cast includes Rosie Perez, Teyonah Parris and Bill Raymond. This looks like a very emotional film that deals with some tough topics in a very raw, very powerful but earnest way. It has played at festivals all over and definitely seems worth seeing. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Maris Curran's Five Nights in Maine, direct from YouTube: A young African American man, reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, »
- Alex Billington
Mother-in-law visits are always unpleasant, especially after your wife’s death.
In this film, Oyelowo plays Sherwin, a man who lost his wife in a tragic car accident. He is called to Maine by his estranged and sick mother-in-law Lucinda (played by Dianne Wiest). Grappling with a lifetime of disagreements, the pair must come to terms to cope with their failures and grief in this quiet journey of empathy, compassion and healing.
Five Nights In Maine opens in select theaters and on VOD on August 5.
Check out the trailer below.
- Gig Patta
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