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New to Streaming: ‘Louder Than Bombs,’ ‘Neon Bull,’ ‘By the Sea,’ ‘Zero Days,’ and More

8 July 2016 8:13 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.

A War (Tobias Lindholm)

In only his second outing as sole director after 2012’s acclaimed A Hijacking, Tobias Lindholm is commanding unusual levels of respect and anticipation with A War – undoubtedly earned with the establishing of a very personal brand of filmmaking, rooted in observation, deliberate pacing and a terse directing style. Viewers familiar with his previous film, a hostage drama detailing the hijacking of a »

- The Film Stage

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Interview: Marc Abraham

11 May 2016 4:47 AM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

Marc Abraham's career has known box office success as well as critical lionising, with films such as Children of Men and Spy Game standing out for attention on a resume which covers over twenty years in the business. Having made the transition from producer to director with 2008's Flash of Genius, his latest film I Saw The Light is a study of country legend Hank Williams. He spoke with CineVue's Tom Duggins, making his infectious passion for William's writing apparent from the get-go in an interview that focused on the folklore of country and the difficulty of representing pop stars on screen.

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- CineVue UK

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Exclusive interview with I Saw the Light director Marc Abraham: “Hiddleston looked just like Hank Williams”

7 May 2016 11:47 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the eagerly anticipated release this week of I Saw The Light, the biopic of legendary country musician Hank Williams, Flickering Myth’s Scott J. Davis sat down with its director Marc Abraham to talk about the film and all things Tom Hiddleston.

I Saw The Light marks the sophomore directorial effort from Abraham, who is a renowned producer of such films as Children of Men, The Commitments and Air Force One, and it was his love of Williams that made him grab the opportunity to direct with both hands to make a slightly different biopic:

“I loved Hank Williams’ music from the early times so I was really interested in it…I never wanted to make a cradle to grave movie and it’s interesting that many people didn’t understand what I was doing and say ‘Why didn’t you show him as a little boy?’… What I »

- Scott J. Davis

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Exclusive Interview: Director Marc Abraham on collaborating with Tom Hiddleston in I Saw the Light

6 May 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

With the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light finally hitting screens across the UK, we had the pleasure of speaking the man at the helm, writer/director Marc Abraham. In London to promote the release of this endeavour, the director discusses the joy in working with his leading man Tom Hiddleston and what he makes

The post Exclusive Interview: Director Marc Abraham on collaborating with Tom Hiddleston in I Saw the Light appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Stefan Pape

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Exclusive interview: Writer/ Director Marc Abraham For ‘I Saw The Light’

6 May 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

In U.K. cinemas from today is the music biopic of Hank Williams, I Saw The Light. The film stars Tom Hiddleston as the legendary country star, and Elizabeth Olsen as his wife Audrey.

Earlier on this week, we caught up with the film’s writer, producer and director Marc Abraham to talk about his new film. As well as I Saw The Light, Abraham is the producer behind films like Air Force One, the remake of The Thing, Children Of Men, and Dawn Of The Dead (amongst many others).

Catch our exclusive interview below. I Saw The Light is in U.K. cinemas from today, Friday May 6th, 2016. You can read our review here.

I Saw the Light,” the story of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric »

- Paul Heath

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I Saw The Light review: “Involving, though quite unremarkable”

5 May 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I Saw The Light review: Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olson headline the biopic based on the short life of the legendary country singer Hank Williams.

The film opens in U.K. cinemas from May 6th. Check out our I Saw The Light review below.

Writer, director and producer Marc Abraham brings the story of Hank Williams to the screen in our second music biopic in about as many weeks following Don Cheadle’s impressive, attitude laced Miles Davis piece Miles Ahead back in April. It’s very much a different tempo with Abraham’s picture, with British actor Tom Hiddleston bravely taking on the role of Williams, a country artist who is regarded as one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century.

Sourced from the book ‘Hank Williams: The Biography‘ by Colin Escott, George Merritt, and William MacEwen, I Saw The Light »

- Paul Heath

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'Twilight' Creator Stephenie Meyer To Produce Thrilling New Ya Project 'Anna Dressed In Blood'

3 May 2016 2:17 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

From the producer and creator of the blockbuster Twilight film series comes a newfeature film franchise, the young adult supernatural romance Anna Dressed In Blood. Fresh faces Maddie Hasson (ABCFamily series 'Twisted', I Saw The Light) and Cameron Monaghan (Showtime Networks series "Shameless', Fox series'Gotham') have been cast in the new film from Fickle Fish Films producers Stephenie Meyer and Meghan Hibbett, it wasannounced today by The Solution Entertainment Group's Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel.

Nestel and Wilson are producing with Meyer and Hibbett and are financing the project. The Solution will introduce the film to buyers and handle international sales at the upcoming Marche du Film in Cannes. UTA Independent Film Group represents theUS rights and packaged the project.

Meyer optioned the book Anna Dressed In Blood, the first book in a successful two-book series, from acclaimed author KendareBlake and developed the project »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Tom Hiddleston Soars With a Busy Career, Smart Fan Base and Daring Choices

19 April 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In the space of one month Tom Hiddleston can be seen as a legendary crooner, a suave British spy and the tenant of a high-tech building who spirals into madness. “I’ve been working nonstop for two years, and there’s a compression of those last two years into one month,” he says. “But in an industry that’s feast or famine, I’ve got no complaints.”

For now, it’s full-on feast for the actor, who has already established a wide fan base not just for his films, but his charm – he always seems to be having the best time, whether making a surprise appearance at Comic-Con or singing with Stephen Colbert. In addition to the miniseries “The Night Manager” on AMC, the actor can be seen in theaters in “I Saw the Light,” Marc Abraham’s faithful biopic of Hank Williams. Later this month, he’ll head an »

- Jenelle Riley

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Interview: Tom Hiddleston, Director Marc Abraham on ‘I Saw the Light’

3 April 2016 10:40 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The legacy of country music singer Hank Williams is embraced in every lonesome twang you hear in any song. The actor Tom Hiddleston (“Thor”) transcends his Loki roots to embody the 1950s songster in a way that is otherworldly, working from the script and direction of Marc Abraham.

Hank Williams was a bright wattage bulb that burned like a thousand suns, and was extinguished instantly at the tender age of 29. The influence of his short time within the country music scene, from about 1946 through to his death in 1953, was through the music chart statistic that Williams had an astounding 35 singles reach the country and western Top Ten (five after his death). His signature style and easy-going hit making continues to be heard in the heart of C&W (and all pop) music, and he can easily qualify as one of the Olympus-like gods of that particular brand of musical faith. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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I Saw The Light Review

1 April 2016 5:54 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Tom Hiddleston gives a remarkable performance, with some fine singing, as country music legend Hank Williams but it is not enough to rescue I Saw The Light, which reduces the singer/songwriter’s skyrocket career and brief life into a grim slog, plodding towards his death at age 29.

Any doubts that Hiddleston, a classically trained British actor who perhaps is best known to American audiences as Loki in the Thor and Avengers movies, could play the country music legend are immediately dispelled at the start of the film. The problem is writer/director Marc Abraham’s script, coupled with uninspired direction.

Hank Williams was a pivotal figure in country music, who changed the genre and also laid the foundation for rock and roll. Like Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, Hank Williams burst onto musical charts like a skyrocket, blazed brilliantly, then suddenly vanishing, but left a lasting legacy that changed the nature of country music. »

- Cate Marquis

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Review: I Saw The Light, Cheatin', Drinkin', And Singin'

31 March 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Twangin' Tom Hiddleston lights up the screen whenever he sings as country music legend Hank Williams in the biopic I Saw the Light, which plays like a dramatization of a Wikipedia entry. A sense of doom hangs over the picture, since it's no secret that Williams died young in the early 1950s. Rather than focusing on the bright spots of Williams' life and career -- as nicely handled in The Buddy Holly Story (1978) and La Bamba (1987), to cite two of many examples -- filmmaker Marc Abraham furthers the bleak impression by choosing a curiously dry path that is rarely compelling. Drawing from Colin Escott's book Hank Williams: The Biography, this is the first produced screenplay by Abraham, a veteran producer who made his...

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Tom Hiddleston Scored the Lead in I Saw the Light by Doing His Best Owen Wilson Impression

25 March 2016 5:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

How does Tom Hiddleston, an Oxbridge man who went to Eton with Prince William, score a role playing Hank Williams, the twangy legend of the Nashville's Grand ole Opry? Apparently by looking just like him and doing his best Owen Wilson impression for the director. "I saw him in War Horse, and thought he looked a lot like Hank Williams," I Saw the Light director Marc Abraham said of Hiddleston. "And my casting director said, 'You've got to make sure he can do the accent,' and over a three-hour dinner [HIddleston] showed me his imitation of Owen Wilson." He immediately »

- Jeffrey Slonim, @jeffreyjslo

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Tom Hiddleston Scored the Lead in I Saw the Light by Doing His Best Owen Wilson Impression

25 March 2016 5:20 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

How does Tom Hiddleston, an Oxbridge man who went to Eton with Prince William, score a role playing Hank Williams, the twangy legend of the Nashville's Grand ole Opry? Apparently by looking just like him and doing his best Owen Wilson impression for the director. "I saw him in War Horse, and thought he looked a lot like Hank Williams," I Saw the Light director Marc Abraham said of Hiddleston. "And my casting director said, 'You've got to make sure he can do the accent,' and over a three-hour dinner [HIddleston] showed me his imitation of Owen Wilson." He immediately »

- Jeffrey Slonim, @jeffreyjslo

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“I Saw the Light” is another would be Oscar biopic

25 March 2016 11:47 AM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

Back in the midst of 2015, it seemed like the Hank Williams biopic I Saw the Light was all set to be a big Academy Award player. Considering how small this week’s platform release of the film is, as well as its middling festival circuit reception, that seems less than likely, but it is somewhat interesting to take note of. The main point of consideration was going to be Tom Hiddleston as Williams, as well as potentially Elizabeth Olsen as wife Audrey Williams, though now I suspect they’re fringe players at best. I’ll return to their Oscar hopes later on in this article, but I just wanted to cite this film today since it’s one of a ton hoping to be a biopic contender in 2016. The movie is a fairly standard biopic. Of course, the subject is legendary country-western singer Hank Williams and his life that was cut short. »

- Joey Magidson

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Exclusive Video Interview: Elizabeth Olsen Talks I Saw The Light

25 March 2016 9:55 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Who knew Tom Hiddleston could sing? In I Saw the Light, the British actor lends his considerable vocal talent to play the legendary country singer/songwriter Hank Williams and simply shines in the role.

The biopic from writer/director Marc Abraham focuses on Williams’ rise to fame in the 1950s, from a local radio show personality to a Grand Ole Opry staple. It also examines his relationships with the women in his life, particularly first wife Audrey, played by Elizabeth Olsen.

Hank and Audrey were actually married and divorced twice and had a difficult time of it, mostly because Audrey wanted a singing career of her own and resented Hank’s constant absence while she stayed home with the children. However, things really go from bad to worse when Hank’s battle with alcoholism sends him into a spiral downwards – a battle Williams lost in 1953 when he died from heart »

- Kit Bowen

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Exclusive Video Interview: Tom Hiddleston Talks I Saw The Light

25 March 2016 9:40 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Who knew Tom Hiddleston could sing? In I Saw the Light, the British actor lends his considerable vocal talent to play the legendary country singer/songwriter Hank Williams and simply shines in the role.

The biopic from writer/director Marc Abraham focuses on Williams’ rise to fame in the 1950s, from a local radio show personality to a Grand Ole Opry staple. It also examines his relationships with the women in his life, particularly first wife Audrey, played by Elizabeth Olsen.

Hank and Audrey were actually married and divorced twice and had a difficult time of it, mostly because Audrey wanted a singing career of her own and resented Hank’s constant absence while she stayed home with the children. However, things really go from bad to worse when Hank’s battle with alcoholism sends him into a spiral downwards – a battle Williams lost in 1953 when he died from heart »

- Kit Bowen

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‘I Saw the Light’ Review: Tom Hiddleston Croons Sad Songs in Subpar Hank Williams Biopic

25 March 2016 8:27 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

I Saw the Light” opens with Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams, sitting on a stool in a spotlight, his face downward and obscured by his ever-present cowboy hat. He’s singing “Cold Cold Heart” a cappella. It’s hauntingly beautiful; there likely won’t be a peep in the theater. It’s also a highlight of a film that proceeds to nose-dive fast. See Video: Tom Hiddleston Channels Hank Williams' Dark Life in First Trailer for 'I Saw the Light' Writer-director Marc Abraham‘s second feature as helmer — he previously gave us “Flash of Genius,” a paean »

- Tricia Olszewski

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Tom Hiddleston on going country for I Saw the Light

24 March 2016 2:32 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Giving the role of American country music legend Hank Williams to English actor Tom Hiddleston is pretty much the antithesis of typecasting.

Hiddleston is a Royal Academy-trained thespian who won the Laurence Olivier Award for his turn in a 2007 stage production of Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. He’s best known to North American audiences as Loki, the eloquent villain of Marvel’s cinematic universe.

Williams, on the other hand, is the twangy Alabama country icon who produced the classics “Hey, Good Lookin’,” “Your Cheatin’ Heart” and “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

Yet there’s Hiddleston southern-drawling his way through classic Hank Williams tunes in director Marc Abraham’s bio-pic I Saw the Light.

How did he transform?

“It actually all started here in Toronto,” recalls Hiddleston during an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival where I Saw the Light had its world premiere. »

- Marni Weisz - Editor, Cineplex Magazine

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I Saw The Light Movie Review

23 March 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: I Saw The Light Director: Marc Abraham Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olson, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz and Cherry Jones. ‘I Saw The Light’ is based on Colin Escott’s award-winning biography of the legendary country western singer Hank Williams, who in his brief life created one of the greatest bodies of work in American music. The film chronicles his meteoric rise to fame and its ultimately tragic effect on his health and personal life. British actor, Tom Hiddleston, is incredibly effective in projecting the soul of a man haunted by his own demons through his eyes, even more than through his singing; and he impressively provides his own vocals. Also  [ Read More ]

The post I Saw The Light Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi

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I Saw The Light Review

21 March 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Have you ever seen Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story? Well, Marc Abraham’s I Saw The Light is the Exact type of biopic that John C. Reilly’s Dewey Cox character pokes fun at. Judd Apatow and Jake Kasdan cleverly roast formulaic true-story recounts in their highly underrated comedy, yet here we are, some eight years later, and Abraham manages to recreate the dramatic equivalent to Dewey Cox’s fabricated life.

Maybe Hank Williams’ story was a major influence on Walk Hard, because entire scenes are recreated with uncanny likenesses – I’m talkin’ about being double married and stuff, not even the obvious genre notes. Tom Hiddleston is a knockout Williams impersonator, but unfortunately for Abraham, his leading man’s charisma only goes so far.

Strapping on his Americana stirrups, Hiddleston plays musical legend Hank Williams, who stunned honky-tonk listeners in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He lived a short, »

- Matt Donato

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