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With Are You Here, Matthew Weiner Botches His First Feature

3 hours ago | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Writer-director Matthew Weiner, creator of the magnificent Mad Men, has made a feature film — theoretically a comedy — that's just shy of terrible. Owen Wilson is Steve Dallas, a boozy Maryland TV weatherman who has no discernible life, and is proud of it. His lifelong friend, Ben (Zach Galifianakis), is a shut-in, and given to episodes of mania.

Ben's father dies and leaves his vast Pennsylvania farm and fortune to his son, much to the dismay of his shrill, Daddy-loyal sister (Amy Poehler). Steve, who has prostitutes on speed dial, begins wooing Angela (Laura Ramsey), the free-spirited young wife of the dead father.

When she tells Steve that "I try to avoid things that keep me from feeling," you know that by movie's end, Steve is going to be feeling »

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Nyff 2014. Main Slate

7 hours ago | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Opening Night – World Premiere

Gone Girl

David Fincher, USA, 2014, Dcp, 150m

David Fincher’s film version of Gillian Flynn’s phenomenally successful best seller (adapted by the author) is one wild cinematic ride, a perfectly cast and intensely compressed portrait of a recession-era marriage contained within a devastating depiction of celebrity/media culture, shifting gears as smoothly as a Maserati 250F. Ben Affleck is Nick Dunne, whose wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) goes missing on the day of their fifth anniversary. Neil Patrick Harris is Amy’s old boyfriend Desi, Carrie Coon (who played Honey in Tracy Letts’s acclaimed production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) is Nick’s sister Margo, Kim Dickens (TremeFriday Night Lights) is Detective Rhonda Boney, and Tyler Perry is Nick’s superstar lawyer Tanner Bolt. At once a grand panoramic vision of middle America, a uniquely disturbing exploration of the fault lines in a marriage, »

- Notebook

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Matthew Weiner On Directing His 2nd Film: “Everyone Always Knew This Was An Independent Film”

9 hours ago | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

After several cast changes and an eight-year journey to the screen, Matthew Weiner’s feature directorial Are You Here finally made its Hollywood premiere last night at the Arclight on Sunset Blvd. This Friday, Millennium Entertainment will unspool the film, which stars Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis and Amy Poehler, in limited theaters as well as on DVD.

“Like most of what I do, this is a genre-less film,” Weiner told the audience before the projector rolled, “Laugh where you want to laugh.”

Despite his reputation for creating the monumental, award-winning period TV drama  Mad Men, Weiner’s uphill battle to get Are You Here made further underscores the challenges of getting adult feature dramas off the ground.  With its comedic star wattage cast and a set-up that involves a crazed stoner (Galifianakis) inheriting a farm after his father’s death with his weatherman philandering friend along for the ride (Wilson »

- Anthony D'Alessandro

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Bill Lee in Millennium Ent buy-out

12 hours ago | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The management team of Millennium Entertainment, led by CEO Bill Lee, and private investment firm Virgo Investment Group have partnered to acquire the Millennium Entertainment library and distribution platform.

The group is acquiring the assets from a consortium of investors including majority shareholder Nu Image led by Avi Lerner and Trevor Short, White Horse Pictures principals Nigel Sinclair and Guy East and Prentice Capital, who are understood to have owned 20% apiece.

The company will operate under a new name. Going forward the Millennium brand will be held solely by Nu Image subsidiary Millennium Films, the production arm that is not a part of the transaction.

Lee will continue as CEO and all existing management are expected to remain in place. The company and Virgo plan to grow the platform through investments in film content, distribution growth and corporate acquisitions. Millennium Entertainment had courted buyers since it was put up for sale in April 2013.

“I’m proud of our »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Millennium Entertainment Catalog, Distribution Platform Sold

15 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Millennium Entertainment’s catalog and distribution platform has been sold to the company’s current management team and private investment firm Virgo Investment Group.

The company’s leadership will remain in place with Bill Lee staying on as CEO, but Millennium will be renamed. There will be no layoffs involving its 70 employees.

Millennium Entertainment was sold by majority investor Nu Image, along with White Horse Pictures’ principals Nigel Sinclair and Guy East and Prentice Capital. Nu Image retains the Millennium brand, which will now be associated solely with its other subsidiary, Millennium Films.

“This transaction creates new opportunities to further establish the company as a leading, independent distribution platform for high quality content, with a customer-centric and content curation focus,” Lee said in a statement. “I am pleased to invest my own capital alongside Virgo and am confident that Virgo’s values, ideas and resources will enable us to fully »

- Brent Lang

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News Briefs: Josh Brolin, Joaquin Phoenix in First 'Inherent Vice' Photo; Elijah Wood in Thrilling 'Open Windows' Trailer

18 August 2014 3:24 PM, PDT | Fandango | See recent Fandango news »

Inherent Vice: The first official photo from Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice reveals Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin in appropriate period costume -- and hair. Set in the 1970s, the story follows a P.I. (Phoenix) and a Los Angeles police detective (Brolin) as they investigate the disappearance of a wealthy man. Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro and Owen Wilson also star; the movie opens on December 12. [EW.com]   Mission: Impossible 5: Ving Rhames will apparently return in the next installment of Mission: Impossible. Director Christopher McQuarrie shared the following message via social media: "Welcome back, Mr. Rhames." McQuarrie also named-checked Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner, who all starred in...

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Movie News: First 'Inherent Vice' Photo; Elijah Wood in Thrilling 'Open Windows' Trailer

18 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Inherent Vice: The first official photo from Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's Inherent Vice reveals Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin in appropriate period costume -- and hair. Set in the 1970s, the story follows a P.I. (Phoenix) and a Los Angeles police detective (Brolin) as they investigate the disappearance of a wealthy man. Reese Witherspoon, Benicio Del Toro and Owen Wilson also star; the movie opens on December 12. [EW.com]   Mission: Impossible 5: Ving Rhames will apparently return in the next installment of Mission: Impossible. Director Christopher McQuarrie shared the following message via social media: "Welcome back, Mr. Rhames." McQuarrie also named-checked Tom Cruise, Simon Pegg and Jeremy Renner, who all starred in...

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Are You Here | Review

18 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

One Has to Ask: Weiner’s Debut a Floundering Misfire

Success sometimes has a blindsiding effect on self-criticism and control, which may very well be the excuse for the feature directorial debut of “Mad Men” and “The Sopranos” scribe Matthew Weiner, Are You Here, which is a nauseous, floundering excuse for a film. If you’re confused about whether you’re meant to laugh at or feel pity for these unengaging stereotyped people, it’s probably because the cast seems unsure of this as well. Painfully, obnoxiously miscast, there isn’t one single moment that works in the entire film, which is nearly two hours. Originally titled You Are Here when it premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2013, it’s as if the refashioning of statement to question is posed for anyone left in the audience that stayed until the end credits.

Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson), a fulsome weatherman from Annapolis, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Are You Here Movie Review

18 August 2014 12:01 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Are You Here Millennium Entertainment Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  C Director:  Matthew Weiner Screenplay:  Matthew Weiner Cast:  Owen Wilson, Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, Laura Ramsey Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 7/26/14 Opens:  August 22, 2014 “Are You Here” is a buddy movie not unlike those of the 1980s. This one finds a friendship between Steve Dallas (Owen Wilson), a TV weatherman and serial dater, and Ben Baker (Zach Galifianakis), a person judged emotionally unstable who is being helped through his long-term friendship with Dallas. There are several flaws that can be pointed out: The most serious one is thematic.  Ben does not conform  [ Read More ]

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Are You Here Review

17 August 2014 10:01 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Are You Here gives Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner the chance to abandon sleazy businessmen in favor of two wacky buddies struggling to stabilize their polar opposite lifestyles, but television experience doesn’t exactly create a smooth transition for the anxious first-timer. Most scenes feels overly telegraphed, and our character’s actions project in a way that suits smaller screens well enough, but in cinema, these tell-tale signs ruin what Hollywood magic could have existed between Owen Wilson and Zach Galifianakis. One’s a shallow, drunken ladies man, the other a free-spirited loner hellbent on destroying society’s ugly morality, but even that set-up sounds like a cheesy sitcom, and Weiner never really evolves enough to make his mark on the self-discovery genre.

Diving deeper into Are You Here, the story centers around Galifianakis’ character Ben as he returns home for his father’s funeral. After finding out he’s »

- Matt Donato

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First Look: Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin in P.T. Anderson's 'Inherent Vice'

17 August 2014 7:17 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin aren't exactly seeing eye to eye. The first image from Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" has arrived, and in it the two stars sport wildly-different looks (Phoenix's bearded P.I. is a far cry from Brolin's flat-topped detective) as they sit beside each other at a diner counter. Set in 1970 Los Angeles, the Thomas Pynchon adaptation stars Phoenix as Larry "Doc" Sportello, a drug-addled P.I. investigating his ex-girlfriend's disappearance. In addition to Brolin, the all-star cast for the film - which has been slated to bow at the New York Film Festival on October 4 - includes Owen Wilson, Katherine Waterston, Reese Witherspoon, Benicio del Toro, Jena Malone, Martin Short, Maya Rudolph and Eric Roberts. Check out the image below, then let us know what you think in the comments. (via EW) »

- Chris Eggertsen

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First look at Josh Brolin and Joaquin Phoenix in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice

17 August 2014 4:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we’ve got our first look at Josh Brolin (Guardians of the Galaxy) and Joaquin Phoenix (The Master) in Inherent Vice, the latest offering from acclaimed filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson. Take a look…

Inherent Vice is based upon the book of the same name by Thomas Pynchon and centres on P.I. Larry “Doc” Sportello (Phoenix) as he investigates the disappaearance of an ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend in 1970s Los Angeles. Brolin plays Lapd detective Christian “Bigfoot” Bjornson, while the cast also includes Owen Wilson (The Internship), Katherine Waterston (The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby), Reese Witherspoon (Walk the Line), Benicio Del Toro (Guardians of the Galaxy), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Martin Short (Damages), Jeannie Berlin (The Heartbreak Kid), Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live) and Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire). The film is set to premiere at the New York Film »

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First Look at Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin in 'Inherent Vice'

16 August 2014 4:33 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Entertainment Weekly has our first look at Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice. Based on Thomas Pynchon's 2009 novel, the movie is described as a 'psychedelic crime romp'.

Josh Brolin is playing a hippie-hating Lapd detective named Christian 'Bigfoot' Bjornson who is embroiled in a series of subplots involving conspiracies, fake deaths, heroin dealers and pimps. Joaquin Phoenix is a pot smoking private eye named Larry 'Doc' Sportello, who becomes involved in the case of a missing surfer girl's boyfriend. Here, we see 'Bigfoot' and 'Doc' meeting in a diner, where the P.I. is obviously infatuated with Bjornson's Joe Friday buzz cut

Katherine Waterston, who plays the surfing femme fatale with the missing boyfriend, had this to say about working with Paul Thomas Anderson on Inherent Vice:

"With Paul, he's interested in what might happen, not what should happen. He doesn't walk onto set with a clear goal. »

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First Look at Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice, with Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin

16 August 2014 3:59 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Entertainment Weekly just unveiled the first photo from the upcoming "Inherent Vice" film, which is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson (Magnolia, There Will Be Blood, Boogie Nights) and star Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin. Check out the photo below. Plot: In Los Angeles in 1970, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello (Phoenix) investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. The new movie co-stars Benicio Del Toro, Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Eric Roberts, Jena Malone, Martin Short and Maya Rudolph. It's set to hit select theaters on December 12th. Photo: (click to enlarge) »

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Exclusive: Josh Brolin talks 'Inherent Vice' and its...pancakes?

15 August 2014 9:30 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Let’s begin with the facts.

In Inherent Vice, writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson’s psychedelic crime romp that’s one of prestige season’s most befuddling and eagerly awaited titles, Josh Brolin plays a hippie-hating Lapd detective named Christian “Bigfoot” Bjornson.

Newcomer Katherine Waterston—an accomplished New York stage actress and daughter of Law & Order’s Sam Waterston—portrays Shasta Fay, a surfer-girl femme fatale. And Joaquin Phoenix appears as Larry “Doc” Sportello, a shambolic gumshoe with a fondness for bong hits who’s investigating the disappearance of Shasta Fay’s wealthy boyfriend in ’70s Southern California.

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- Chris Lee

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Eternal 'Expendables:' Mma Fighters Battle to Break Through in Hollywood

15 August 2014 9:32 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

A few weeks ago, in anticipation of Guardians of the Galaxy's theatrical release, I wrote about the Curse of Tor Johnson, named after the old-school wrestler (and Ed Wood muse) who may have also been responsible for 50 years of terrible performances from professional wrestlers.

Since I wrote for WWE's Monday Night Raw for about six months, I wondered if the presence of Dave Bautista, a former champion, would jinx Guardians' box-office mojo. Three weeks into its theatrical run (and more than $175 million in receipts later), it's safe to say the Curse has been broken. »

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First Inherent Vice Image Reveals Joaquin Phoenix And Josh Brolin

14 August 2014 11:59 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Without a doubt, one of this fall’s most anticipated films is Inherent Vice, a noirish detective thriller from The Master director Paul Thomas Anderson. For months, we’ve been predicting that the film will arrive as one of the most potent Oscar contenders in this year’s race, thanks both to Anderson’s proven abilities behind the camera and the brilliant cast he’s put together. Now, thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we have our first look at stars Joaquin Phoenix and Josh Brolin.

The small image is part of the magazine’s upcoming Fall Movie Preview issue, and a larger image is expected to land online shortly. But for now, you can still bask in the grainy glory of Phoenix and Brolin’s ridiculous haircuts:

Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, Benicio del Toro, Jena Malone, Eric Roberts, Maya Rudolph, Michael K. Williams, Jillian Bell and Sasha Pieterse all have roles in the film, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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First Inherent Vice Image Reveals Josh Brolin in a Flat Top

14 August 2014 11:31 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

One of the most anticipated films of the year is undoubtedly Paul Thomas Anderson’s next feature, and now the first official Inherent Vice image has landed online—albeit in rough form.  The film is featured in this week’s Fall Movie Preview edition of Entertainment Weekly, and while the magazine hasn’t officially released the Inherent Vice image online, a scan of the photo has been uploaded for our perusing pleasure.  It’s small in size and low in quality, but we do see Joaquin Phoenix’s title character sporting some serious mutton chops while he chats up a serious-looking Josh Brolin, who has a very particular kind of haircut.  Adapted from the Thomas Pynchon novel of the same name, the film has been described as “a journey through the past, bringing the texture of the early ‘70s SoCal counterculture back to full-blown life.”  Hopefully a high-quality version of the image lands online, »

- Adam Chitwood

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See Amy Poehler’s Excellent Side-Eye in Matthew Weiner’s New Movie

14 August 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

We know that Amy Poehler can play sweet and idealistic from Parks and Recreation, but what we shouldn't forget is that, when the time comes for it, Amy Poehler can still serve massive amounts of highly targeted shade. That particular skill set of hers is well utilized in this exclusive clip from Are You Here, the new film written and directed by Mad Men mastermind Matthew Weiner (out August 22), where Poehler plays sister to offbeat man-child Zach Galifianakis. After their father passes away, Galifianakis returns home with his caddish friend (played by Owen Wilson) in tow, and all three of them meet up to discuss the terms of the man's will … joined, much to Poehler's dismay, by the fetching Amish widow her late father left behind. Watch the side-eye Amy shoots her way in this clip, and marvel. »

- Kyle Buchanan

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Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux Jet Off to Bora Bora for a 'Romantic' Celebration

13 August 2014 4:45 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

It was a Bora Bora kind of birthday for Justin Theroux! The actor jetted to the Tahitian island with fiancée Jennifer Aniston on Aug. 7 for a week-long stay in paradise that also marked two years since the couple became engaged. "It [was] a romantic trip to celebrate their engagement anniversary and Justin's birthday," says an insider. "It's their first vacation together in Bora Bora and they were excited about the trip." It was also a nice break from work - Theroux, 43, has been filming his HBO series, The Leftovers (which was renewed for a second season Tuesday), in New York City, »

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