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Greenlit: Projects Featuring Big Stars Like Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn + Connie Britton Are Casting

9 October 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Greenlit means a project is officially a go, so all you have to do is follow these leads to stay up to date. You never know where you’ll find an opportunity to land an audition! “The Irishman”The cast list is already packed on Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” with Joe Pesci, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, and more, but they’re not quite done rounding it out. Anna Paquin has just joined the film as De Niro’s daughter. Production is currently underway in New York City and the surrounding area, and will continue into early 2018. Ellen Lewis Casting is handling principal casting, and you have a shot at booking a background role right here on Backstage! “Good Omens”Production photos from BBC and Amazon’s “Good Omens” have been showing up since the shoot began recently in the U.K. Filming might be underway for the novel adaptation, »

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Review: Stronger

9 October 2017 2:12 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

This is the Pure Movies review of Stronger, directed by David Gordon Green and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr. and Nate Richman. It’s very easy to look upon film adaptations of real-life atrocities with a healthy degree of cynicism. ‘How can you even think about converting tragedy into commercial product?’ you might think, and sometimes this is a perfectly valid question. More often than not, though, such works can shed an illuminating light on the national psyche, whether it’s a nuanced rumination on the complexity of understanding random acts of violence (Elephant), a visceral dramatisation of one of the defining moments in modern history (United 93) or a simple act of providing a human face to an all-too-common headline (Fruitvale Station). Stronger, David Gordon Green’s contribution to the dialogue, takes a story that could easily become mired in cloying gung-ho American flag-waving and, »

- Joshua Glenn

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Jon Hamm to play archangel Gabriel in Neil Gaiman’s Good Omens

3 October 2017 1:09 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As production continues on Neil Gaiman’s TV adaptation of his and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens, it has been announced that Jon Hamm (Mad Men, Baby Driver) has joined the cast of the six-part series as the archangel Gabriel – a role that is being expanded from that of the novel.

“Once we had finished writing Good Omens, back in the dawn of prehistory, Terry Pratchett and I started plotting a sequel,” said Gaiman. “There would have been a lot of angels in the sequel. When Good Omens was first published and was snapped up for the first time by Hollywood, Terry and I took joy in introducing our angels into the plot of a movie that was never made. So when, almost thirty years later, I started writing Good Omens for TV, one thing I knew was that our angels would have to be in there.”

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- Gary Collinson

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Churchill

30 September 2017 7:09 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The scope of this slice of wartime history is so small, it’s almost the movie equivalent of a one-man show. There are perhaps only a dozen speaking roles. Brian Cox is impressive as The Man Who Saved England in its Darkest Hour, but the drama reduces both the man and the historical crisis to trivial status, as little more than a personal emotional crisis: “Winston, the Haunted Imperialist.”

Churchill

Blu-ray

Cohen Media Group

2017 / Color / 2:39 widescreen / 105 min. / Street Date October 3, 2017 / 30.99

Starring: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery, Ella Purnell, Julian Wadham, Richard Durden, James Purefoy.

Cinematography: David Higgs

Film Editor: Chris Gill

Original Music: Lorne Balfe

Written by Alex von Tunzelmann

Produced by Claudia Bluemhuber, Nick Taussig, Piers Tempest, Paul Van Carter

Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky

No, it isn’t Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill … that’s another movie, Darkest Hour. This is the Brian Cox Churchill movie.

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- Glenn Erickson

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Fall Movie Preview: A Guide to Totally Early Oscar 2018 Predictions

26 September 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

An Oscar movie could hit theaters at any time during the year -- as far as the rules are concerned, it only needs to be released between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31 to be eligible -- but everyone knows that all of the true contenders arrive in the last quarter of the year.

I suppose some Academy-worthy movies have already been released: Dunkirk, right? The Big Sick and Get Out less likely, but perhaps! I guess some people believe Wonder Woman could really get a Best Picture nomination.... So, instead of considering this our first round of Oscar predictions, think of it as a Ones to Watch list to prepare you as studios start showing off their films that could earn noms at next year's Academy Awards. (Which are still five months away, Fyi, on March 4, 2018.)

Best Picture

The Contenders: The surest things at this point appear to be The Shape of Water, Guillermo del Toro's already »

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‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Moving Performance as a Bombing Victim Could Finally Mean an Oscar

25 September 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Just as Oscar voters rewarded Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, and many others for roles that demanded body-shifting training or weight change, they also lean into performers who limit their mobility or twist themselves under duress. Perhaps the most infamous example is Daniel Day Lewis’s shoot-long stint in a wheelchair as cerebral palsy victim Christy Brown in “My Left Foot,” which earned Lewis his first Oscar and cost him two broken ribs.

Eddie Redmayne could barely articulate his dialogue as Als survivor Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” and took home the 2015 Oscar. Mental hardship counts, too: Tom Hanks won as a mentally disabled hero in “Forrest Gump” and Julianne Moore won as an early-onset Alzheimer’s victim in “Still Alice.”

Now, joining a rather weak Best Actor field so far, here’s Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, the 2013 Boston marathon survivor »

- Anne Thompson

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‘Stronger’: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Moving Performance as a Bombing Victim Could Finally Mean an Oscar

25 September 2017 1:59 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Just as Oscar voters rewarded Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro, and many others for roles that demanded body-shifting training or weight change, they also lean into performers who limit their mobility or twist themselves under duress. Perhaps the most infamous example is Daniel Day Lewis’s shoot-long stint in a wheelchair as cerebral palsy victim Christy Brown in “My Left Foot,” which earned Lewis his first Oscar and cost him two broken ribs.

Eddie Redmayne could barely articulate his dialogue as Als survivor Stephen Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” and took home the 2015 Oscar. Mental hardship counts, too: Tom Hanks won as a mentally disabled hero in “Forrest Gump” and Julianne Moore won as an early-onset Alzheimer’s victim in “Still Alice.”

Now, joining a rather weak Best Actor field so far, here’s Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, the 2013 Boston marathon survivor »

- Anne Thompson

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Movie Review – Stronger (2017)

23 September 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Stronger, 2017.

Directed by David Gordon Green.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Clancy Brown, and Lenny Clarke.

Synopsis:

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope following the infamous 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Stronger is the real-life story of 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing amputee survivor Jeff Bauman who went on to walk again while becoming a symbol of resiliency in the process, but director David Gordon Green (Our Brand is Crisis, Pineapple Express) wisely doesn’t go the route of depicting the man turned inspirational celebrity overnight at a saint. It’s actually quite the contrary, as the film is unflinching in its earnest portrayal to highlight the negative characteristics of the person. After all, still prospering or not after a terrorist attack, Jeff was human, and all humans have their own flaws. »

- Robert Kojder

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Film Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Turns Up His Power in ‘Stronger’

23 September 2017 7:55 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The second major film about the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing (after last year’s “Patriots Day”) is “Stronger,” and it wisely focuses on one individual rather than the bigger event. Jake Gyllenhaal portrays Jeff Bauman, a spectator near the explosion that lost both his legs.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

There are two elements that position this film above Lifetime-Movie-of-the-Week territory… the unflinching look at a man recovering from losing both his legs while not having the resources that other people might have, and Jake Gyllenhaal’s interpretation of that situation. Gyllenhaal is an actor’s actor, using his instrument as a means to communicate beyond the dialogue. I don’t know how Jeff Bauman is in real life, but if I had to guess based on Gyllenhaal’s portrayal, it would be accurate to the real guy. Gyllenhaal’s Jeff never panders, capitulates to false heroism or steps away from the negative parts of recovery, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Review: Jake Gyllenhaal gets "Stronger"

22 September 2017 5:10 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

by Eric Blume

Have patience watching director David Gordon Green’s film Stronger, which captures real-life Boston native Jeff Bauman (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) as he’s caught in the 2013 Marathon bombing.  After a rickety start, Green relaxes into a nice rhythm and delivers an almost extinct creature: a true adult movie drama.

The first few scenes of Stronger come on a little, ahem, strong.  They’re written to show what a great guy Bauman is (he cuts out from work so he and his lucky beer can help the Red Sox win, he stands up for his gay boss), and Green has all the actors pushing too hard.  The initial scene where we meet Bauman’s family (including mom Miranda Richardson and girlfriend Tatiana Maslany) in a bar reeks of Boston cliché.  It’s a very tricky thing, honestly capturing that lower-middle-class Beantown language and attitude, and Green overplays »

- Eric Blume

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‘Stronger’, ‘Battle Of The Sexes’, ‘Victoria & Abdul’ Launch Busy Fall – Specialty B.O. Preview

22 September 2017 9:31 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Three big titles, based on true stories and likely factoring in this year's awards race, are opening a very busy weekend of Specialty newcomers. Emma Stone and Steve Carell star in Fox Searchlight's Battle Of the Sexes, following its debut at the Toronto Film Festival. Also out of that festival is David Gordon Green's Stronger with Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany and Miranda Richardson, which had an exclusive bash earlier this week in New York. Roadside Attractions is… »

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Stronger – Review

22 September 2017 3:33 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

(l-r) Jake Gyllenhaal, Miranda Richardson, and Tatiana Maslany, in Stronger.

Photo credit: Scott Garfield. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions ©

“Boston Strong” is the phrase that came out of the remarkable, resilient response of the people of Boston after the terrorist bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. “Boston Strong” spirit sparked admiration across the country, making the whole city seem heroic. Stronger is a true-story drama about one of the survivors of that attack, Jeff Bauman. Bauman lost both legs above the knees to the bomb but he not only survived, he helped identify one of the bombers.

Jake Gyllenhaal gives a valiant performance by as Bauman, but director David Gordon Green gives the audience a different kind of story than they might be expecting. Green’s previous films include Snow Angels (2007) and All The Real Girls (2003), and the director seems determined to fit this true story about a historic event into that dramatic mold. »

- Cate Marquis

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Exclusive: Jake Gyllenhaal Reveals the Hardest Part of Playing Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor in 'Stronger'

21 September 2017 3:14 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Jake Gyllenhaal took his latest role very seriously -- maybe even too seriously. 

The 36-year-old actor stars as Jeff Bauman, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor who lost both his legs, in Stronger, but told Et that the hardest part about playing Bauman was finding his "humor."

"I think just sometimes understanding his sense of humor in the midst of, like, pretty dark things, that was hard for me," Gyllenhaal revealed to Et's Cameron Mathison at the Toronto Film Festival last week. "Because I think I I sometimes take situations too seriously and I think his sense of humor, how crude it is in the face of situations where you never expect it." 

Stronger, based off of Bauman's memoir of the same name, forced Gyllenhaal to learn to understand Bauman's pain as he adjusted to his new life after the bombing, and the actor says channeling Bauman's struggles helped him learn about himself.

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany and Jeff Bauman talk their powerful true story, Stronger

21 September 2017 12:27 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany and Jeff Bauman talk their powerful true story, StrongerJake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany and Jeff Bauman talk their powerful true story, StrongerAdriana Floridia9/21/2017 2:27:00 Pm

Stronger tells the true story of Jeff Bauman, a man who lost his legs in the Boston Marathon Bombing.

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Bauman, and at Tiff we had the chance to talk to both men together, as well as Tatiana Maslany who plays his wife Erin, and Miranda Richardson who plays his mother. As Gyllenhaal states, while the movie is about a very specific, recent event in American history, this is a film that we will all be able to relate to, as the human struggle depicted is universal.

Try not to tear up just watching this video, let alone the film itself, which opens at Cineplex theatres on September 22nd. Check out the interview below!

For tickets and showtimes to Stronger, »

- Adriana Floridia

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Jake Gyllenhaal is Oscar worthy in “Stronger”

21 September 2017 5:08 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

For the last few years, it has almost felt like a waiting game with Jake Gyllenhaal and the Academy. He has an Oscar nomination, but has been snubbed a few times since then, most notably for Nightcrawler. On Friday, Gyllenhaal turns in one of his very best and most awards friendly performances yet with Stronger, a biopic that manages to subvert the expectations of the genre. Films too often become standard issue when dealing with this sort of subject, but that’s not the case here. It’s damn near perfect and, at least in this writer’s humble opinion, 2017’s best movie to date. It’s a triumph. The movie is a biopic of Jeff Bauman (Gyllenhaal), one of the many affected by the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. He’s a lovable schlub, someone who his on again off again girlfriend Erin Hurley (Tatiana Maslany) adores but can’t rely on. »

- Joey Magidson

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David Tennant Is Dressed In Victorian Finery In New Good Omens Image

20 September 2017 2:37 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The long-awaited TV adaptation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman’s cult favourite fantasy/comedy novel, Good Omens, is finally on its way. With Gaiman on board as showrunner, the social media-happy writer is on hand to tease fans with snaps from filming on his Twitter account. Already, he’s given us a shot of stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen united for the first time at the read-through, and then a glimpse at them in full costume as demon Crowley and angel Aziraphale, respectively.

Now, Gaiman’s delivered yet another shot of Tennant, this time on location and dressed in Victorian finery. “Day two in St James’s Park. Feeding the Victorian ducks,” read the caption for the photo, which you can check it out in the gallery down below.

Judging by what we see here, it seems that the show will introduce us to the angelic/infernal odd »

- Christian Bone

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'Stronger' Review: Jake Gyllenhaal Does 'Boston Strong' the Right Way, Warts and All

20 September 2017 12:17 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Based on a True Story: That phrase – Hollywood-speak for bullshit – can put audiences on guard for fact-fudging and bogus uplift. Not so with Stronger, a powerhouse biopic that sidesteps the pitfalls of the genre in favor of keeping it real, warts and all. Kudos to a brilliant, hilariously unexpected performance from Jake Gyllenhaal as Jeff Bauman, a beer-guzzling, Boston boyo who lost both his legs, just above the knee, in the 2013 Marathon bombing. For director David Gordon Green (George Washington, Pineapple Express), the way to truly honor the man is »

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Exclusive interviews with the cast of Stronger!

19 September 2017 11:40 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

While attending Tiff, one of the movies I was lucky enough to catch was the fact-based Boston Marathon drama, Stronger (Read My Review), from director David Gordon Green, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as survivor Jeff Bauman, with Tatiana Maslany as his girlfriend Erin, and Miranda Richardson as his mother, Patty. I was lucky enough to catch up with the stars, as well as Bauman himself, for an inspiring sit... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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‘Good Omens’: Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson & Adria Arjona Join Amazon Series

15 September 2017 10:42 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jack Whitehall, Michael McKean, Miranda Richardson and Adria Arjona are aboard for Amazon’s six-part TV adaptation of Good Omens, based on the book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. Described as equal parts humor and horror, fantasy and drama, Good Omens takes place in 2018 when the Apocalypse is near and Final Judgment is set to descend upon humanity. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, and tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going… »

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Tiff 2017: Here’s the Winners and Losers of the Festival

15 September 2017 9:43 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

At 255 titles, the Toronto International Film Festival’s smorgasbord is 20 percent smaller than last year — and still overwhelming. A number of filmmakers took creative risks that paid off with exuberant praise, from Darren Aronofsky’s outrageous “mother!” to Guillermo del Toro’s inimitable “The Shape of Water,” but many others found themselves in the doghouse, or worse, utterly ignored.

Buyers were unhappy that there wasn’t much to choose from at this sellers’ market, because many distributors cherry-picked the more promising titles ahead of time — which is its own risk, as when The Orchard’s La riot drama “Kings” didn’t meet high expectations.

Here’s how the festival shook out.

Best of the Fest

Top Tier Oscar Contenders

Guillermo del Toro’s gorgeously mounted fantasy thriller “The Shape of Water” (Fox Searchlight), shot in Toronto, was so popular that it’s vying for Tiff’s audience award (often an »

- Anne Thompson

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