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‘Lean on Pete’ Review: Andrew Haigh Loses His Grip in Handsome Equestrian Odyssey

3 September 2017 7:02 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Leaving one’s comfort zone is seldom easy. When it comes to the world of filmmaking it’s a fact that might apply to directors more than others in the business. Credit should always be given to those brave (or maybe foolhardy) enough to do so. This is especially true when considering location, more so when it comes to somewhere like the United States, a difficulty even further magnified comes to that nation’s countryside. Indeed, for every Paris, Texas there is at least one This Must Be The Place. Andrew Haigh, whose films to this point have been drenched in the authenticity of his British midlands locales, might have fallen victim to this particular juju and gotten tipsy on all that rural iconography. Indeed, large portions of his latest film, Lean on Pete, while exquisitely photographed, are devoted to admiring those stunning vistas, but you might be left wondering what happened to the plot. »

- Rory O'Connor

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Watch: Steve Buscemi Gives Guidance in First Clip from Andrew Haigh’s ‘Lean on Pete’

1 September 2017 6:05 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Following his stellar drama 45 Years, Andrew Haigh is back on the festival circuit with Lean on Pete, an adaptation of Willy Vlautin’s novel of the same title. One of our most-anticipated fall festival premieres, it recently debuted at Venice and ahead of our review, we have the first clip. Charlie Plummer stars as Charley Thompson, a fifteen-year-old who takes a summer job with a washed-up horse trainer and befriends a horse. With a cast also including Chloë Sevigny, Steve Buscemi, Steve Zahn, and Thomas Mann, A24 is expected to release the film next year.

Lean On Pete by Willy Vlautin is a wonderfully humane novel. It is a story of a kid that refuses to lose hope or heart despite the harsh realities of his world,” Haigh says in a director’s statement. “I found it immensely moving, tender and yet never sentimental. I wanted the film to have the same sense of purity. »

- Jordan Raup

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‘Lean on Pete’ Review: Andrew Haigh Delivers an Understated Coming-of-Age Story About a Boy and His Horse — Venice

1 September 2017 1:30 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Sorry I can’t give you more.” Ray (Travis Fimmel) doesn’t speak much — it’s hard to talk with a can of beer pressed to your lips — so everything he says in his unplaceable twang carries a kind of double weight. His words might be the only thing in his life that he’s ever chosen carefully. So when he sits on the porch of his rundown Portland house, holds out a wad of cash, and apologizes to his towheaded teenage son that he only has $20 to spare, it’s easy to understand that Ray’s not just talking about the money.

It’s not that he’s a bad guy, necessarily, he’s just weak. A screw-up. He loves Charley (Charlie Plummer), and he’s raised the kid by himself after his ex-wife skipped out on them both, but he can’t hold down on a job to save his life, »

- David Ehrlich

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Venice Film Review: ‘Lean on Pete’

1 September 2017 1:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In case you were wondering, Lean on Pete is the name of a horse. Not a special one, just your average American quarter horse — a doomed beast stuck racing for small-stakes bets at second-tier tracks in and around Portland, Oregon. Based on Willy Vlautin’s novel of the same name, “Lean on Pete” is the story of said horse and of the boy who saves him from the glue factory, or from being sent down to Mexico to be slaughtered. And, depending on how corny you want to get, how the kid saves himself in the process.

What “Lean on Pete” is not is a children’s movie, or a crowd-pleaser, or an uplifting coming-of-age story. Directed by Andrew Haigh, who previously told the relatively artful grown-up modern romances “Weekend” and “45 Years,” it’s a serious-minded, unvarnished glimpse into how it feels to be 15 and completely alone in the world. But »

- Peter Debruge

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Death Note Review

25 August 2017 3:02 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Before wrestling with Godzilla vs. Kong, director Adam Wingard accepted the gargantuan challenge of helming Netflix’s American Death Note adaptation. Regional relocation is usually a kiss of death for cross-culture products (see: Ghost In The Shell), but Tsugumi Ohba (writer) and Takeshi Obata (illustrator), who created the cult-beloved Death Note manga, were quick to offer praise. “We love the film,” Wingard was told after a private screening scheduled just for Ohba and Obata. Outrage avoided, honor respected. The director even describes himself as an “otaku,” and it’s that obsession with the source material that sets up his (or, more appropriately Netflix’s) Death Note franchise on a platform of gory devotion and demonic influence. It may be a bit unbalanced, but it’s still worthy of Ryuk’s introduction.

Nat Wolff stars as Light Turner, a brainy high-school loner who happens upon a “magic” book. Scrawled across the front are two words, »

- Matt Donato

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The Crossing: Melinda McGraw (Mad Men) to Recur on Midseason ABC Drama

18 August 2017 8:18 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

The Crossing has some new company. Deadline reports Melinda McGraw will recur on the upcoming ABC TV show.The drama follows “refugees from a war-torn country seek asylum in a small American fishing town, only the country these people are from is America – and the war they are fleeing hasn’t happened yet.” The cast includes Steve Zahn, Natalie Martinez, Sandrine Holt, Rick Gomez, Jay Karnes, Marcuis Harris, and Simone Kessel.Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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TVLine Items: The Punisher's Pounding Teaser, Rizzoli Cop Turns Blue and More

18 August 2017 11:31 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

“He’s coming. He’s coming to collect.”

It appears Marvel TV’s latest vigilante has some anger to work out in the new teaser for Netflix’s The Punisher. While smashing through a layer of concrete, the Punisher aka Frank Castle (played by Jon Bernthal, reprising his Daredevil role) growls “Memories… never hurt me. The past, it’s more than memories. It’s the devil you sold your soul to.”

RelatedThe Defenders Recap: Who Emerged as the All-Stars of TV’s Marvel Team-Up?

The teaser was tacked onto the final episode of Netflix’s newest Marvel’s series, »

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‘The Crossing’: Melinda McGraw Set To Recur In ABC Drama Series

17 August 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Melinda McGraw (Mad Men, The Dark Knight) is set for a key recurring role opposite Steve Zahn in ABC’s new midseason drama series The Crossing. Written/executive produced by Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, executive produced by Jason Reed and directed by Rob Bowman, The Crossing revolves around refugees from a war-torn country who start showing up to seek asylum in an American town. But the country these people are from is America, and the war they are fleeing is 250 years… »

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War for the Plant of the Apes gets China release date

16 August 2017 9:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

War for the Planet of the Apes has landed a September China release date.

The latest Apes movie has gone down well with fans and critics alike, and has managed to bring in $313.9 million from the territories it has so far been released in.

Of course, China is a huge market in today’s movie economy, being second only to the Us. So the Matt Reeves film will be pleased to finally have its release date for this lucrative part of the world, arriving to Chinese cinemas on September 15.

This date comes about two months after its Us domestic bow, where it has so far earned $137.6 million, and about three weeks after China’s summer blackout period which bars Hollywood movies from being shown.

War for the Planet of the Apes will come at the end of a deluge of big western titles hitting China, including: Cars 3, Baby Driver, »

- Samuel Brace

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‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Review

15 August 2017 12:18 PM, PDT | Age of the Nerd | See recent Age of the Nerd news »

(AotN) The final installment to the Planet of the Apes trilogy, War for the Planet of the Apes, has opened up to mostly positive reviews and an estimated $134,613,493 domestically (according to Box Office Mojo). What bad could another positive review do? War for the Planet of the Apes is not only a really great film, it’s the best film out of the trilogy and here’s why…

Matt Reeves pulls double duty as director and co-writer of the film along with Mark Bomback. It’s the second Planet of the Apes film to be directed by Reeves with the first being Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. War for the Planet of the Apes continues the story of Caesar (Andy Serkis) as he avenges his family after an attack led by the Colonel (Woody Harrelson).

Although the premise of the film is a common one, Reeves and co. »

- Chris Salce

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Box Office: War For The Planet Of The Apes collects Rs. 12.75 cr in Week 1

22 July 2017 9:49 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

The Hollywood film War For The Planet Of The Apes starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn has done decent business at the box office. It is the third part in the Planet Of The Apes franchise after Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and Dawn Of Planet Of The Apes. The filmRead More

The post Box Office: War For The Planet Of The Apes collects Rs. 12.75 cr in Week 1 appeared first on Bollywood Hungama. »

- Bollywood Hungama News Network

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Venice: New Films by George Clooney, Guillermo Del Toro, Stephen Frears Expected to World Premiere (Exclusive)

21 July 2017 6:05 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Shape of Water,” Stephen Frears’ “Victoria and Abdul,” and Paolo Virzi’s “Ella and John,” starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, are among the titles strongly tipped to world premiere at the upcoming 74th Venice Film Festival.

Also expected to make their worldwide bows on the Lido are Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed,” Andrew Haigh’s “Lean on Pete,” and Lucrecia Martel’s “Zama.”

Less than a week before the official announcement, the buzz on the Venice lineup remains somewhat muted, though some locked-in titles have surfaced, including Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing,” which will open the fest. There’s also certainty over the absence of some titles – especially “Blade Runner 2049” and Darren Aronofsky’s “Mother!”, both high-profile movies that had been considered as possibilities.

Suburbicon,” starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Josh Brolin, and Oscar Isaac, looks set to be the second Paramount picture to launch from »

- Nick Vivarelli

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150 Words on The Beguiled, The Big Sick, and Planet of the Apes

19 July 2017 7:19 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Three movies I didn't review when they were brand spanking new but opinions don't have expiration dates so why not share 'em, anyway? 150 words on each because you're busy and I'm busy, too. 

War for the Planet of the Apes

The freshest character in War for... is named  “Bad Ape.”  But really, who’s good? The final installment of the Apes reboot is, in essence, a war picture which means everyone is compromised. Yes, even noble Caesar (Andy Serkis) is tempted to do the wrong thing repeatedly. Bad Ape (Steve Zahn) gives the movie its only moments of levity but even those are pitiable, like the abused creature himself. The new film isn’t “fun” at all but proves a fitting capper to a surprisingly meaty trilogy. It’s a danger to interpret all current cinema in light of the apocalyptic choices of the Us electorate of late but boy »

- NATHANIEL R

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Movie Review – War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

19 July 2017 3:05 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

War for the Planet of the Apes, 2017.

Directed by Matt Reeves.

Starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Amiah Miller, Judy Greer, Karin Konoval, Terry NotaryMichael Adamthwaite, Gabriel Chavarria, Max Lloyd-Jones, Sara Canning, Aleks Paunovic, and Chad Rook.

Synopsis:

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

The conclusion to a trilogy can be a tough thing to pull off, but Matt Reeves succeeds in making War for the Planet of the Apes a satisfying end to the rebooted franchise with a stellar performance from Andy Serkis as the ape leader Caesar.

The best thing about the film is Andy Serkis. He delivers an emotional performance from start to finish, giving his all as Caesar. The most impressive thing about his performance isn’t how he delivers his lines, but the way he uses his »

- Ricky Church

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Steve Zahn on ‘War for the Planet of the Apes': ‘Bad Ape Is the Hardest Acting Job I’ve Ever Done’

18 July 2017 4:05 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

(Warning: This interview contains mild spoilers from “War for the Planet of the Apes.”) In one respect, Steve Zahn’s experience performing as the show-stealing Bad Ape in “War for the Planet of the Apes” is rather similar to the situation his innocent, silly character finds himself in. Much like how Bad Ape finds himself joining a team of apes who have been through hell and back together, Zahn was the newcomer to a team of actors who, starting with “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” six years ago, have become a tight-knit team. Combining their talents with motion capture. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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'Spider-Man: Homecoming' rules international weekend on $71.2m (update)

16 July 2017 11:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

July 17 Update: War For The Planet Of The Apes in $44.2m international launch; Despicable Me 3 crosses $400m.Sony Pictures Releasing International

Updated: Spider-Man: Homecoming grossed $71.2m at the weekend from 20,800 screens in 63 markets to boost the running total to $260.1m.

In South Korea, the film held the number one spot for the second consecutive weekend on $11.7m for $42m, which makes this instalment the highest grossing Spider-Man film and the biggest Us release of 2017.

Latin America dropped 44% as a region and seven markets, including Brazil and Mexico, retained the number one spot. Leading the way, Brazil delivered $5.5m after a 38% drop for $19.1m, making it the biggest Spider-Man film ever. Mexico produced $4.3m from 2,897 screens for $20.2m.

In Europe, the film debuted at number one on $6.3m in France amid fierce summer competition, and Germany delivered a number two $3.7m launch that includes previews. The webslinger dropped 43% in its second weekend in the UK on $4.9m »

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'Spider-Man: Homecoming' rules international weekend on $72.3m (update)

16 July 2017 11:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

War For The Planet Of The Apes in $46m international launch; Despicable Me 3 crosses $400m.Sony Pictures Releasing International

Spider-Man: Homecoming grossed $72.3m this weekend from 20,800 screens in 63 total markets for $261.1m.

In South Korea, the film held the number one spot for the second consecutive weekend on $11.9m for $42.2m which makes this newest instalment the highest grossing Spider-Man film of all time and the biggest Us release of 2017.

Latin America dropped 44% as a region and had seven markets, including Brazil and Mexico, retain the number one spot. Leading the way, Brazil delivered $5.7m, a mere 38% drop, for a total of $19.4m making it the biggest Spider-Man film ever. Mexico earned $4.5m from 2,897 screens for $20.4m.

In Europe, France debuted at number one amid fierce summer competition on $6m, and Germany debuted at number two on $3.7m, including previews. The UK dropped 43% in its second weekend to earn $5m from 1,223 screens for a market total of »

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'Spider-Man: Homecoming' rules international weekend on $72.3m

16 July 2017 11:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

War For The Planet Of The Apes in $46m international launch; Despicable Me 3 crosses $400m.Sony Pictures Releasing International

Spider-Man: Homecoming grossed $72.3m this weekend from 20,800 screens in 63 total markets for $261.1m.

In South Korea, the film held the number one spot for the second consecutive weekend on $11.9m for $42.2m which makes this newest instalment the highest grossing Spider-Man film of all time and the biggest Us release of 2017.

Latin America dropped 44% as a region and had seven markets, including Brazil and Mexico, retain the number one spot. Leading the way, Brazil delivered $5.7m, a mere 38% drop, for a total of $19.4m making it the biggest Spider-Man film ever. Mexico earned $4.5m from 2,897 screens for $20.4m.

In Europe, France debuted at number one amid fierce summer competition on $6m, and Germany debuted at number two on $3.7m, including previews. The UK dropped 43% in its second weekend to earn $5m from 1,223 screens for a market total of »

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'War For The Planet Of The Apes' in $46m international launch

16 July 2017 11:50 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Despicable Me 3 crosses $400m; Transformers: The Last Knight closes in on same target.Fox International

War For The Planet Of The Apes debuted in 61 markets on $46m at the weekend as Matt Reeves final instalment of the Planet Of The Apes trilogy starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn reached $102.5m worldwide after a $56.5m debut in North America.

Only two of the top 10 international markets are currently in release and less than a third of the international marketplace.

The action tentpole produced the biggest opening of the franchise in 28 markets, with an opening weekend that is 61% greater than Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, and on par with Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, in the same group of countries at current exchange rates.

Caesar and friends (and enemies) debuted in the UK on $9.5m including previews, followed by Russia on $5m, and Spain $3.4m. Each market »

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War for the Planet of the Apes opens to $102.5 million worldwide

16 July 2017 11:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

War for the Planet of the Apes, the third instalment of 20th Century Fox’s rebooted Planet of the Apes franchise has kicked off its box office run with a $102.5 million global opening.

The Matt Reeves-directed sequel pulled in $56.5 million domestically, dethroning Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. The opening weekend is up on Rise of the Planet of the Apes’ $54.8 million, but down on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ franchise high of $72.6 million.

Internationally, War grossed $46 million from 61 markets, and is on par with Dawn from the same locations. It is yet to open in many major markets, including France, Germany, Japan, South Korea and China.

See Also: Read our reviews of War for the Planet of the Apes here, here and here

In War for the Planet of the Apes, the third chapter of the critically acclaimed blockbuster franchise, Caesar and his apes are forced »

- Gary Collinson

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