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StreamFix fills you in on the essential viewing options on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, and Crackle. Here's what the web is serving up for your binge-viewing needs. We begin with a Netflix cornucopia of Woody Allen offerings. Netflix "Interiors" Woody Allen goes dark and deep in this Bergmanesque family drama from '78. Geraldine Page plays an interior designer who is basically the most depressed single figure you will ever see on the silver screen. Think about being an interior designer in '78; you can only choose beige or gray wall coverings. You understand her dourness. Diane Keaton and Mary Beth Hurt play her grim daughters, and Maureen Stapleton rules in a small role. "Manhattan" Never forget that Meryl Streep once seemed destined to play icy roles forever. In "Manhattan" she plays a lesbian who used to be in a relationship with Woody Allen. She is bitter and bad-ass here, so be sure to catch that. »
- Louis VIrtel
The first trailer for Barry Levinson's "The Humbling" teases so much that could — should? — go right. There's Levinson, whose never let his eclectic career hit an easy groove; There's star Al Pacino, a legend everyone's gunning for no matter how many "Righteous Kill"-like duds come along; There's the esteemed Philip Roth providing source material with Buck Henry adapting; And there's Greta Gerwig, one of the strongest young actresses in the business. Throwing Dianne Wiest, Charles Grodin, and Dan Hedaya on top is like a sundae with three cherries. And yet "The Humbling" arrives tattered and scarred, patrons of the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals underwhelmed by the dramatic vehicle. But could a drop of glory from the once-great Pacino all it takes for a movie like "The Humbling" to transcend itself? Let's hope. In "The Humbling," Pacino plays Simon Axler, a Shakespearean thespian whose reality and stage life »
- Matt Patches
The Al Pacino-starring The Humbling has released a new trailer.
Pacino plays washed-up stage actor Simon Axler, who begins to struggle to separate reality from fiction.
In rehab, he meets a young woman (Greta Gerwig) seems to help with his recovery. But as he is drawn further into her family life, it begins to appear that they might be very bad for each other.
The Humbling will be released in the Us on January 23. A UK release date is yet to be announced. »
Having screened at The Toronto International Film Festival and Venice Film Festival, the movie tells the story of over-the-hill stage actor Simon Axler (Pacino) and his struggle to find his passion for life again.
Jo-Ann Titmarsh (HeyUGuys.com) says in her Venice review: “Levinson has made an intelligent, incredibly funny and most human film.”
Near his breaking point, Axler finds motivation in the form of a young and lustful lesbian Pegeen Stapleford (Greta Gerwig), but as their relationship heats up Simon has a hard time keeping up with the youthful Pegeen.
Also starring Greta Gerwig, Kyra Sedgwick, Dianne Wiest, Dylan Baker, Charles Grodin and Nina Arianda, Millennium Entertainment will release The Humbling in theaters and On Demand/iTunes January 23, 2014.
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- Michelle McCue
I want Al Pacino to be in a good movie. He is a great actor and deserves better than material he has been given over the past... who knows how long. From Stand Up Guys to 88 Minutes to Jack and Jill, I just feel so sad when a new Pacino movie comes out. His latest film is The Humbling, directed by Barry Levinson, which just got a new trailer. The film has played the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals to mixed reviews. Skimming what critics have been saying has me really confused. Some call it drama. Some call it a farce. Some say Pacino is boring. Some say it's his best performance in over a decade. I do not know what to make of it. The film will open the Austin Film Festival, so I will be seeing it there on October 23rd and will finally be able to judge for myself. »
- Mike Shutt
Millennium Entertainment and First Look Studios have released the first trailer for The Humbling, starring screen legend Al Pacino as a washed up actor who crosses the fine line between genius and madness.
This adaptation of Philip Roth's novel follows an aging actor named Simon Axler (Al Pacino), who is well past his prime and struggling to find the passion in his work after an embarrassing meltdown on stage. He checks into a rehab facility where he meets an energetic young lesbian named Pegeen Stapleford (Greta Gerwig). As their relationship begins to heat up, Simon realizes he can barely keep up with the young woman.
Barry Levinson, who directed Al Pacino in the 2010 HBO TV movie You Don't Know Jack, takes the helm for this adaptation co-starring Kyra Sedgwick, Dianne Wiest, Charles Grodin, Dan Hedaya and Nina Arianda. Take a look at the first footage from The Humbling, which »
We know Al Pacino has enjoyed stage work in the past – heck, he’s made more than one film about that very subject. But in The Humbling, he played worn out, washed up board-treader Simon Axler, who is out of money and running out of options.Adapted from Philip Roth’s final novel, the story finds Axler struggling to drum up work and to rediscover his passion for the acting life. When he suffers a meltdown on the stage, he checks into rehab and finds some motivation in the shape of the energetic Pegeen Stapleford (Greta Gerwig).Yet even as their relationship starts to heat up, Simon discovers he can’t quite keep up with the youthful Pegeen – and her family isn’t too keen on them spending time together either given the vast age difference. The film looks like it has a few laughs, and Pacino embracing his elder statesman status has potential. »
Al Pacino is entering the Oscar race. Millennium Entertainment announced that it acquired the U.S. rights to Pacino-starring The Humbling, Barry Levinson’s Philip Roth adaptation, and will be releasing it this year and giving it an awards campaign.
The Humbling, which screened at the Venice and Toronto film festivals, finds Pacino playing an aging actor who has a relationship with a much younger lesbian woman (Greta Gerwig). Though reaction to the the film itself hasn’t been entirely positive, some critics have heralded Pacino’s work as a return to form. Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair wrote that he “watched Al Pacino, »
- Esther Zuckerman
After rousing reactions in Venice and Toronto elevated The Humbling above its stealth fest title origins, the newly reconfigured Millennium Entertainment has closed a deal for U.S. distribution rights to the Barry Levinson-directed adaptation of the Philip Roth novel that stars Al Pacino. Millennium will launch the film into Oscar season, and will campaign to be reckoned in Academy season. The film stars Greta Gerwig, Dianne Wiest, Kyra Sedgwick, Charles Grodin, Dylan Baker, Dan Hedaya and Tony winners Billy Porter, Nina Arianda and Mary Louise Wilson. Roth’s novel was adapted by Buck Henry and Michal Zebede.
While Pacino and Levinson have both won Oscars in the past, the filmmaker tells me that getting to this place was one of the most unusual experiences in his long career, including the fact they made this movie dirt cheap for around $2 million. “You’re in this business so long, you »
- Mike Fleming Jr
A new trailer for The Humbling has been revealed.
The drama sees Al Pacino star as an ageing theatre actor who has an affair with a younger woman, played by Greta Gerwig.
Pacino spoke about the movie recently at the 2014 Venice Film Festival, saying he was attracted to the role because of the contrast between his character's "tragic fall" and "a lot of comedy".
He added: "The character is getting older and the feelings he has for his work are becoming less available to him, so he tries to compensate and becomes a little off and confused and slips into a kind of depression that expresses itself in his work."
Pacino also said of himself: "I may be depressed, but I don't know about it. »
Barry Levinson is back at Toronto after delivering the dull eco-horror-thriller The Bay back in 2012 (my review here), this time with Al Pacino in The Humbling based on Philip Roth's final novel. Today, after the film has already premiered at the Venice Film Festival, the first trailer has arrived ahead of its North American premiere here in Toronto. The film tells the story of a legendary stage actor (Pacino) who has an affair with a lesbian woman half his age at a secluded country house in Connecticut. Mandy Patinkin, Dianne Wiest and Greta Gerwig co-star. Watch the trailer below, I'm currently looking to see this one on Friday. sb id="984729" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
Al Pacino plays a once-beloved actor with a very healthy libido in the first trailer for The Humbling. The dramedy stars Pacino as Simon Axler, a stage legend whose career highlights are long behind him. As he struggles to land his next gig, he turns heads by dating his friend's much younger daughter (Greta Gerwig), whom Simon refers to as a "flirtatious lesbian." In the trailer, Simon discovers a very unusual way to cause extreme bodily harm to himself. Translation: Do not try this at home. Charles Grodin, Dianne Wiest, Kyra Sedgwick and Mandy Patinkin co-star. Barry Levinson
- Ryan Gajewski
Looks like Al Pacino is tired of playing Al Pacino. The method actor, whose propensity for big booming soliloquies has made him an icon for budding acting students everywhere, appears to have become an introvert in the new trailer for The Humbling.
Does the title suggest that the ‘humbling’ is indeed in reference to its lead? Perhaps. The story, based on Philip Roth’s final novel of the same name, focuses on retired theatre actor Simon Axler (Pacino), who meets a lesbian half his age (Greta Gerwig) while on vacation in a Connecticut country home. The pair embark on a relationship during which we can assume Pacino realizes something key about himself. Why the promotional materials state that Gerwig’s character is a lesbian is baffling. More than that, it’s an annoying reinforcement by Hollywood of Lgbt stereotypes. All that any gay woman really needs is a grizzled thespian to turn them. »
- Gem Seddon
Among Barry Levinson’s filmography, which includes movies such as Rain Man and Wag The Dog, is the 2010 HBO feature You Don’t Know Jack, which explored the life of Jack Kevorkian, and featured Al Pacino in the lead role. In his first movie since 2012, Levinson once again works with Pacino, this time on an adaptation of a Philip Roth novel. Titled The Humbling, the movie sees Pacino play a washed-up actor who becomes suicidal, leading to a stay at a facility where he strikes up a relationship with a younger woman, played by Greta Gerwig. Dianne Wiest, Dan Hedaya, and Charles Grodin also star in the feature, and a new trailer has now been released ahead of the film’s North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. A public release date for the film, which is co-written by Levinson and Buck Henry, has not been announced. The trailer, »
- Deepayan Sengupta
The first The Humbling trailer for director Barry Levinson’s (Rain Man, Wag the Dog) upcoming comedy has landed online. Based on the novel of the same name by author Philip Roth, the film stars Al Pacino as a retired stage actor in decline who strikes up an affair with a “flirtatious lesbian” (Greta Gerwig) while staying at a secluded country house in Connecticut. The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival to rather mixed reviews, and indeed this trailer is a bit of a mixed bag itself. There are portions of the film that look incredibly funny and the cast is phenomenal, but the romance aspect between Pacino and Gerwig’s characters feels off and a little strange (the “turning a lesbian” storyline again, really?). There’s no denying the talent of this cast, though, and I still find myself curious to see full film. Watch The Humbling trailer after the jump. »
- Adam Chitwood
Exclusive: Al Pacino headed over to Toronto after a whirlwind stint in Venice where he had two films to promote: The Humbling and Manglehorn. Both are also on their way to Canada where Pacino is being honored this evening. Directed by Barry Levinson, The Humbling surprised folks at its Sala Grande premiere here on the Lido. The movie arrived with no advance marketing and ended up charming audiences who didn’t know much about it going in — least of all how funny it is. It’s about aging stage actor Simon Axler who has “lost his appetite,” the buzzed about Pacino told me when we sat down together Sunday. “He’s lost his desire and I think that is a scary thing because he doesn’t realize why.”
Pacino acquired the Philip Roth source novel and saw it as a tragicomedy. “I don’t think you can go into that »
- Nancy Tartaglione
Art sort of imitates life in "The Humbling," a small indie movie starring Al Pacino as an aimless washed-up actor.
Some critics are saying "The Humbling" and "Manglehorn" (both of which debuted at the Venice Film Festival) represent a comeback for Pacino. Judging by the new trailer for "The Humbling," he's at least going in the right direction.
Pacino bought the rights to the story, written by Philip Roth, and produced it himself. He plays an aging theater star who has "lost his appetite," as the actor told Deadline. He starts to get his mojo back when he romances a much younger lesbian (Greta Gerwig).
- Kelly Woo
Presenting the Nominated Supporting Actresses of 1989. Motherhood was the loose theme of the shortlist with a determined mom (Brenda Fricker) facing off against a determined-to-be-a-mom bride (Julia Roberts). Add in 1986's Oscar winner in this category (Dianne Wiest) as a mom so exasperated maybe she wished she hadn't become one in one of 89's top ten box office hits. Rounding out the list was a late breaking pair of women with claims on the same married man. Only one of them is married to him but... well, let's just say it's complicated. It's complicated for all five of these women.
Then-unknown Irish character actress Brenda Fricker, gifted with a screen partner who would go on to become Oscar's most-winning Best Actor, took the gold. But the other four were in-demand hot commodities. Lena Olin who had emerged the year before (The Unbearable Lightness of Being) as a memorably »
- NATHANIEL R
France’s Metropolitan Film Export, Italy’s Ambi, Lionsgate U.K., AOne Films for the Cis and Latin America’s California Filmes are among the territories snapping up the film. ICM Partners handles U.S rights; Canadian distributor is Vvs Films.
“The Humbling,” based on Philip Roth’s novel, was made on a highly contained budget precisely to avoid dependence on pre-sales and market pressures, Levinson said during an interview at at Venice’s Hotel Cipriani.
“This is the most home-made movie in the festival,” Levinson said proudly. That should be taken literally. “Humbling” was shot at Levinson’s home in Connecticut, »
- John Hopewell
An actor prepares to face the final curtain of his career in “The Humbling,” director Barry Levinson’s free-form adaptation of Philip Roth’s penultimate novel, about a star of stage and screen beginning to lose the tricks of his trade (and possibly his grasp on reality). In one of those curious quirks of timing, Levinson’s film arrives hot on the heels of another polymorphous movie about an actor in crisis, Alejandro G. Inarritu’s “Birdman,” in whose deservedly large shadow it may be doomed to dwell. But where Inarritu’s exuberant style piece calls to mind the likes of Fosse and Fellini, “The Humbling” feels closer to the intimate theater/film hybrid works of Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn (“My Dinner With Andre,” “Vanya on 42nd Street”) in its lo-fi aesthetics and gently playful sense of art imitating life imitating art. , though doing so will surely prove to be an uphill climb. »
- Scott Foundas
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