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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Still Dominating at Box Office, Johnny Depp's Transcendence Bombs

10 hours ago | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" remained in the top spot at the domestic box office with another $27 million, bringing its worldwide total to $586 million. The best opening of the Easter weekend for a new release went to the faith-based film "Heaven is for Real," starring Greg Kinner. The movie, which landed in third place, is based on the real-life story of pastor Todd Burpo, whose young son said he visited heaven during emergency surgery. It earned $21.5 million on a budget of only $12 million and has a 53% fresh rating on RottenTomatoes. Taking fourth place is Johnny Depp's "Transcendence" sci-fi film, which bombed with $11.2 million on a budget of $100 million. It also has a terrible 20% rating. "The movie just missed its audience," said Warner Bros. Marlon Wayans' "A Haunted House" sequel, which cost only $4 million to make, ended up in fifth place with $9.1 million. The first film hit theaters in »

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Woody Allen Propels 'Fading Gigolo' to Strong Second-Best Limited Opening of 2014

11 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

In the specialty world, strong grosses follow critical reaction most of the time. When distributors fear reviews, they often avoid narrow two-city, high-profile openings, going broader or even heading straight for video on demand. Millennium Films, despite mixed reactions to the "Fading Gigolo" premiere at Toronto, committed to a high-end New York/Los Angeles debut for the John Turturro film starring (but not directed by) Woody Allen, along with a wide advance screening program and significant marketing expenditures. The surprise result is the second-best limited opener of the year, with grosses comparable to some much higher profile first weekends in similar theaters. Its success is welcome, as several other decent openers don't boast the wider reaction that could propel them into crossover or lengthy limited release success. Opening "Fading Gigolo" (Millennium) - Criticwire: B-; Metacritic: 56; Festivals include: Toronto 2013, Rio 2013, Miami 2014 $198,000 »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Box Office: Christians Are For Real!

14 hours ago | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Amir here, with the weekend’s box office report. It’s Easter weekend and we have proof of it in the box office top ten. When was the last time three films with such strong religious overtones as Noah, God’s Not Dead and Heaven Is for Real were simultaneously in the top ten best selling pile?  The latter film was the new entry this weekend and shockingly grossed more than $20m, helping itself to the third spot behind holdovers, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Rio 2. Can you think of any film with a more unappealingly on the nose title? The 3-minute trailer is an excruciating exercise in patience in its own right but I understand I’m not the target audience. I’m sure the people who saw it in droves enjoyed it. Right? Maybe. Possibly. Fuck, seriously? Is this film for real?

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- Amir S.

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‘Fading Gigolo,’ Starring Woody Allen, Posts Year's 2nd-Best Specialty Box-Office Opening

15 hours ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Any thoughts that the sex abuse allegations leveled at Woody Allen by his adopted daughter earlier this year would hurt his movies at the box office look to be unfounded – at least on the art house circuit. The comedy “Fading Gigolo,” in which Allen stars as an aging pimp, posted the second-best limited opening of the year this weekend, with $198,399 from just five theaters. That's a $39,680 per-theater average, behind only the debut of “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” which averaged a stunning $202,792 from four theaters last month. In fact, “Fading Gigolo” is as much John Turturro's movie. He »

- Todd Cunningham

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Exclusive Video Interview With John Turturro On Fading Gigolo

18 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

John Turturro built his reputation by starring in a slew of independent features that showcase a vast range and immense talents, including Coen brothers classics like Barton Fink and O Brother, Where Art Thou?, but John’s talents stretch farther than just acting. As a writer and director, Turturro has gained a few filmmaker credits with titles like Romance & Cigarettes, but his most recent film has gained some pretty deserving hype because of an on-screen team-up with famed goofball Woody Allen. Yes, Turturro’s new film Fading Gigolo pits these two Brooklyn natives as dear friends, one being a pimp and the other being his gigolo – guess which is which?

Also starring Sharon Stone, Sofía VergaraVanessa Paradis, and Liev Schreiber, this sweet tale of love and companionship puts Turturro and Allen in a world full of guilt, paychecks, and the conflicting emotions that accompany such a lifestyle. While some »

- Matt Donato

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Box Office (Specialty): Woody Allen a Big Draw in 'Fading Gigolo' Despite Scandal

18 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The recent uproar surrounding Woody Allen over allegations that he molested his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, didn't stop new comedy Fading Gigolo from doing strong business in its limited debut over Easter weekend. John Turturro both directed and stars in the Qed International film opposite Allen, who rarely acts for other directors. Fading Gigolo debuted to $198,399 from five theaters in New York and Los Angeles for a pleasing theater average of $39,680, the best of the weekend for any film. U.S. Box Office: 'Heaven Is for Real' Crushes Johnny Depp's Latest Bomb 'Transcendence' "Fading Gigolo is performing

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- Pamela McClintock

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Specialty Box Office: John Turturro's 'Gigolo' Far From Fading With Year's Second Best Limited Debut

18 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo" brought some very good news to distributor Millennium Entertainment this Easter Sunday. The film -- which stars Turturro, Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara, Vanessa Paradis, and Liev Schreiber -- grossed a fantastic $198,399 from just 5 theaters over the weekend, averaging $39,680. That's the second best limited debut of the year, after "The Grand Budapest Hotel." "Fading Gigolo is performing better than we had even hoped," Bill Lee, CEO Millennium Entertainment, said. "Propelled by fantastic word of mouth we saw a spectacular jump from Friday to Saturday - which goes to show that audiences were craving a funny and heartfelt film. That fact that Woody Allen is featured in a hilarious lead role was clearly a big draw.  John Turturro has created a romantic comedy that is truly speaking to audiences- young, old, male and female. We're proud to be part of bringing this very special film »

- Peter Knegt

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Weekend Box Office: 'Transcendence' Absolutely Tanks, 'Heaven is for Real' Soars

20 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

There is absolutely no sugar coating it, with an $11.2 million opening, a 'C+" CinemaScore, 19% at RottenTomatoes and a $100 million budget, audiences and the majority of critics have roundly dismissed Transcendence. While I personally don't agree with the negative verdict, there is no escaping the fact this three-day opening is more than $15 million less than the $25.6 million tracking. I have no idea when the last time a film,'s tracking was that far off the end result. What disappoints me most about this is director Wally Pfister will be judged harshly after such an ambitious film and due to critics regularly comparing him to Christopher Nolan, whom he served under as cinematographer for so long. Transcendence is far more interesting than it has been given credit, but it appears no one is paying attention. In first place, for the third weekend in a row, is Marvel's Captain America: The Winter Soldier with $26.6 million. »

- Brad Brevet

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Talking ‘Fading Gigolo’ With John Turturro

19 April 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Actor, writer and director John Turturro has certainly left his mark on Hollywood with earlier parts in numerous Spike Lee films, The Big Lebowski, Quiz Show and many more. The talented star has also written and directed a few of his own films, one of which includes the very amusing and sexy upcoming film, Fading Gigolo.

Turturro stars in his film as the unassuming gigolo along side a fantastic cast, which includes Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara and Vanessa Paradis. We sat down with the charming actor to chat about the captivating script, which he consulted Allen on, the smokin’ hot female cast and why he chose to write a story about prostitution.

Check out our interview and the film this coming Friday, April 18th.

The post Talking ‘Fading Gigolo’ With John Turturro appeared first on Latino-Review.com. »

- Jenny Karakaya

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Last Hustle: John Turturro on Fading Gigolo

18 April 2014 11:35 AM, PDT | Filmmaker Magazine - Blog | See recent Filmmaker Magazine news »

John Turturro’s Fading Gigolo has a title that sounds both more elegiac and salacious than the movie ultimately is. The dynamic 57-year-old character actor’s fifth feature as a director features a rare Woody Allen performance outside of his own movies as beleaguered Murray, who’s been forced by the choppy economic winds to shutter his elegant little Manhattan bookshop. Turturro plays Fioravante, one of Murray’s employees and seemingly his best friend. When the store closes, Fioravante takes a job in a flower shop, while Murray spends most of his days looking after a gaggle of black children that are ostensibly the […] »

- Brandon Harris

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Edelstein: Fading Gigolo Is So Crazy That It’s … Fun

18 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

When John Turturro writes and directs, the wiry actor becomes a florid romantic, a cheerleader for abbondanza and passione. (The latter is the title of his wonderful documentary about the music of Naples.) His new film, Fading Gigolo, is a hymn to the healing sensuous touch. He has cast himself as a diffident, gentle Manhattan florist named Fioravante who’s tapped by his friend Murray (Woody Allen), the owner of a failed used bookstore, to work as a high-priced prostitute. You read that correctly: Woody Allen is John Turturro’s pimp. And it turns out that Fioravante — not, by his own admission, conventionally handsome and certainly not young — is catnip for the ladies, some (Sharon Stone, Sofía Vergara) wowzas in their own right. He treats them like the fragile flowers they are — and they bloom. But Fioravante’s professional gunslinger detachment is tested when Murray hooks him up with an »

- David Edelstein

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'Fading Gigolo' (2014) Movie Review

18 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I didn't expect much from Fading Gigolo, but I expected to enjoy it. I expected a light, breezy film with a few laughs, a little drama and an overall happy ending and that's exactly what I got. Writer, director and star, John Turturro smartly casts Woody Allen in this New York-set slice of life that remains largely innocent in the face of telling the story of an aging bookseller-turned-pimp and a fifty-something junior florist that accepts the job as his gigolo. "Only rare people buy rare books anymore," says Allen as Murray, but as they two will soon learn, people will still pay for sex, and the oldest profession is alive and well. Struggling to keep his privately owned book store open, a light bulb goes off in Murray's head after his dermatologist (Sharon Stone) randomly mentions she and her friend (Sofia Vergara) have been considering a menage a trois. »

- Brad Brevet

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'Fading Gigolo' (2013) Movie Review

18 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I didn't expect much from Fading Gigolo, but I expected to enjoy it. I expected a light, breezy film with a few laughs, a little drama and an overall happy ending and that's exactly what I got. Writer, director and star, John Turturro smartly casts Woody Allen in this New York-set slice of life that remains largely innocent in the face of telling the story of an aging bookseller-turned-pimp and a fifty-something junior florist that accepts the job as his gigolo. "Only rare people buy rare books anymore," says Allen as Murray, but as they two will soon learn, people will still pay for sex, and the oldest profession is alive and well. Struggling to keep his privately owned book store open, a light bulb goes off in Murray's head after his dermatologist (Sharon Stone) randomly mentions she and her friend (Sofia Vergara) have been considering a menage a trois. »

- Brad Brevet

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Fading Gigolo

18 April 2014 12:38 AM, PDT | Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy | See recent Leonard Maltin's Movie Crazy news »

Here’s one of the nicest treats of the year: a sweet, bracingly original, wholly entertaining film from John Turturro with a plum part for none other than Woody Allen. In fact, every role is perfectly and inventively cast—and each player lovingly shot by cinematographer Marco Pontecorvo. What’s more, the soundtrack features jazz great Gene Ammons playing a number of timeless standards. Allen has often said that he has a limited range as an actor, but this part was crafted with him in mind. He’s a delight to watch, looking much younger than his years and firing up his comedic chops as a garrulous friend of Turturro’s who proposes him for a surprising job: acting as gigolo for ...

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- Leonard Maltin

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‘Fading Gigolo’ Review: Woody Allen Pimps It Up With John Turturro in Surprisingly Soulful Farce

17 April 2014 11:11 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Whatever you think about Woody Allen's personal life, his co-stars sure seemed to get a kick out of him in “Fading Gigolo.” Writer-director-star John Turturro and child actors can't stop breaking into a grin when they're on camera with the “Annie Hall” filmmaker in Turturro's modest and thoroughly enjoyable farce. Allen takes a backseat role in the production, but is in full Woody Allen mode onscreen, riffing in the manner frequently seen in his own movies as Murray, an unlikely pimp to Turturro's reluctant gigolo. The movie even opens with jazzy music favored by Allen. But it's Turturro who gives the movie. »

- Diane Garrett

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This Weekend in Theaters, Johnny Depp Transcends and John Turturro Is 'Fading'

17 April 2014 1:03 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Though "Transcendence" is the box office hopeful this weekend, a number of offbeat indies and festival favorites also hit theaters, from director/star John Turturro's "Fading Gigolo" to the visually splendid Nepalese doc "Manakamana," and more. Critics have not been too kind to cinematographer-turned-director Wally Pfister's "Transcendence," starring Johnny Depp as a scientist whose efforts to create the ultimate artificial intelligence machine land him square in the middle of an ideological war. But some of us at Toh! like the film, an auspicious directorial debut that's not only a smart sci-fi cautionary tale for our time, but also proof that Depp can effectively dial down the eccentricity with chilling restraint. In his latest, “Fading Gigolo,” John Turturro exercises what amounts to the urban auteur’s droit de seigneur, casting himself as a member of New York's studliest, directing himself into a three-way with Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara, »

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'Fading Gigolo' Director John Turturro on Sex, Religion, and Why He'd Work With Woody Allen Again

17 April 2014 12:43 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

John Turturro had Woody Allen's voice in his head when penning the script for his latest directorial effort, "Fading Gigolo," but the film owes as much to comedic collaboration as it does to the fact that their mutual barber couldn't keep a secret. "Don't tell Woody," Turturro apparently instructed his coiffeur after spilling the idea during a routine trim. Of course, telling Woody is exactly what he did and luckily Allen was sold on the concept almost immediately. Acting for a director aside from himself for the first time in 14 years, Allen plays Murray, a bumbling bookstore proprietor who resorts to pimping out his younger friend, Fioravante (Turturro), when his business goes under. A jack of all trades who works primarily as a florist, the gentle Fioravante is able to satisfy the needs of his upper class clients with relative ease until Murray procures a Hassidic widow (played with »

- Emma Myers

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Weekend Movies & TV: 'Transcendence,' 'Heaven Is for Real,' 'Orphan Black,' & More (Video)

17 April 2014 8:07 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This weekend, Johnny Depp bridges the gap between man and machine in "Transcendence," a small-town father shares his young son's life-changing experience in "Heaven Is for Real," two mother bears watch over their cubs in the documentary "Bears," the BBC America series "Orphan Black" returns for its second season premiere, and "Salem" has its series premiere on Wgn.

Also in theaters this weekend: "A Haunted House 2." Marlon Wayans stars in the horror-parody sequel about a family man plagued by bizarre paranormal events after moving into his dream house. Written and directed by John Turturro, "Fading Gigolo" follows a middle-aged man (Turturro) who becomes a professional gigolo to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray (Woody Allen). In "13 Sins," a salesman down on his luck answers a cryptic phone call that begins a sinister game of risks that financially rewards him for completing the 13 dangerous tasks. "Make Your Move" finds a pair of »

- Jonny Black

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John Turturro on Fading Gigolo and All the Women He’s Romanced Onscreen

16 April 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

In the new film Fading Gigolo, John Turturro (who also wrote and directed) plays an unlikely escort pushed into the world's oldest profession by his cash-strapped friend (Woody Allen) — though when your clients include comely women played by screen beauties Sharon Stone, Sofia Vergara, and Vanessa Paradis, you don't remain a reluctant gigolo for long. And since there are some similarities between the life of a gigolo and the life of an actor who is paid to occasionally kiss beautiful actresses from time to time, John Turturro rang up Vulture to look back at some of the women he's romanced onscreen, as well as to ponder the nature of the love scene itself.Do you remember with whom you had your first screen kiss?Wow, that's a really good question. I think that's the first time I've ever been asked that! I may have had a quick kiss in The Sicilian, »

- Kyle Buchanan

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Trailer for God's Pocket Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman

16 April 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Here is the trailer for God’s Pocket, which was one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final films. This is one of a few films he had finished before he died in February, along with A Most Wanted Man and Mockingjay. God’s Pocket is the first of those to hit theaters, with a planned release on May 9.

I saw God’s Pocket at Sundance. It is a very dark, very funny movie about a working class neighborhood in Philadelphia. Hoffman plays Mickey, a man who is trying to find out what actually caused his stepson’s “accidental” death. Hilarity ensues. So does a lot of weeping. And violence. It has gotten mixed reviews, but I liked it.  Directed by John Slattery, it also stars Christina Hendricks, John Turturro, and Richard Jenkins. You can watch our video review here.

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- Mily Dunbar

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