8 items from 2010
Directed by: Jeff Stephenson
Running Time: 1 hr 25 mins
Due Out: November 23, 2010
Plot: A group of Nyu students that have lost touch are reunited during a friend’s wedding weekend. Sam (Harrington) still might intense feelings for now-married Amy (Robertson) while Howard (Abrahams) is mad at his ex-best friend (Estes) for stealing his old girlfriend (Mabrey).
Who’S It For? Adults who are old enough to have gone through a high-school or college reunion might have a chance of appreciating Not Since You the most.
Proudly set in Georgia, Not Since You offers a different type of southern comfort to its audience. As the portrayal of these relationships unfolds, at about the forty-five minute mark it soon becomes clear that nothing is going to happen. No major twists »
- Nick Allen
The 2000 comedy Meet the Parents and its 2004 sequel Meet the Fockers will both be released on Blu-ray on November 30. We have no pricing details on either Bd release, but you can take a look at the cover art and special features below:
Male nurse Greg Focker is poised to propose to his girlfriend Pam during a weekend stay at her parents' home. But here's the catch, he needs to ask her father first. Alas, the fur flies as Jack Byrnes, Pam's cat-crazy, ex-cia father takes an immediate dislike to her less-than-truthful beau. Greg's quest for approval gets seriously sidetracked as Murphy's Law takes over and a string of mishaps turns him into a master of disaster and total pariah in the eyes of the entire family, all except for his shell-shocked girlfriend, who can't believe she still loves her one-man wrecking crew.
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We have a brand new exclusive clip from the biopic Who Do You Love, which arrives in theaters today, April 9. Click below for our exclusive video, which features Alessandro Nivola as Leonard Chess and Chi McBride as Willie Nixon discussing the record business:
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Leonard Chess (Alessandro Nivola) changed the face of modern music, and he did so without playing a note. An immigrant living in Chicago just as the city was exploding with new blues sounds, he heard what few others did at the time: the universal passion in the music of performers like Etta James, Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley, who all rose to fame thanks to Chess. At first with a nightclub and then with his legendary record label, Leonard Chess earned his place in American cultural history. This is his story, the real story, and it rocks.
Who Do You Love was released April 9th, »
The Chess Records story, take two.
Photo: Alexander/ Mitchell Productions
It's questionable whether Chess Records, the great rhythm & blues label of the 1950s, required two movies to (sort of) tell its story. Nevertheless, less than two years after the so-so "Cadillac Records," here comes "Who Do You Love," which is so-so in different ways.
The story is essentially the same in outline: how two scrappy Polish Jews, the brothers Leonard and Phil Chess, parlayed their family junkyard business into an R&B nightclub on Chicago's South Side, and then into an independent record label, which in 1950 they dubbed Chess. "Who Do You Love" is better on this part of the famous tale than "Cadillac Records" managed to be, thanks mainly to a clenched, forceful performance by Alessandro Nivola, who plays Leonard Chess as the overbearing hardass he quite likely was. »
Roguish 37-year-old actor Alessandro Nivola may not be a household name yet, perhaps because he gets so lost in the diverse roles he's claimed, whether he's the blithe English businessman wooed by Audrey Tautou in "Coco Before Chanel," the paleontology protégé who redeems his thieving ways in "Jurassic Park III," the metropolitan husband who can't lose his Southern roots in "Junebug," or the only actor to ever out-nutty Nicolas Cage as the schizophrenic brother in "Face/Off."
In director Jerry Zaks's new biopic "Who Do You Love," Nivola steps into the shoes of legendary Chicago record producer Leonard Chess, whose Chess Records (co-run with brother Phil, here played by Jon Abrahams) launched the careers of countless blues and early rock 'n' roll pioneers in the '50s and '60s, including Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry. Calling Nivola from the same Brooklyn neighborhood where he lives with his wife, »
- Aaron Hillis
See images as well as the poster from International Film Circuit and Alexander/Mitchell Productions' "Who Do You Love," starring Alessandro Nivola (“Face/Off,” “Laurel Canyon”), Jon Abrahams (“Scary Movie,” “Meet The Parents”), David Oyelowo (TV’s “Spooks,” TV’s “Raisin In The Sun”) and Chi McBride (TV’s “Human Target,” “Gone In Sixty Seconds”). The film was directed by award-winning Broadway and feature film director, Jerry Zaks (“Marvin’S Room,” Broadway’s “Guys And Dolls”). The film opens on Friday, April 9th in New York City with a tiered expansion. Leonard Chess (Alessandro Nivola) changed the face of modern music, and he did so without playing a note. An immigrant living in Chicago just as the city was exploding with new blues sounds, he heard what few others did at the time: the universal passion in the music of performers like Etta James, Muddy Waters »
Opening on April 6, in limited release, is director Jerry Zaks’ Who Do You Love. The movie is the story of legendary record producer Leonard Chess, founder of Chess Records, the label that helped popularize Blues music during the 1950s and ’60s.
To help promote the film, we’ve been given the poster to premiere, so hit the jump to check it out. We’ve also posted the full synopsis and cast list.
“Who Do You Love” is a great snapshot of the era in which the music that was to become the foundation of Rock & Roll was created. The music, the cars, the clothes, and the many amazing characters of my childhood are brought to life in this film, which also gives a taste of the many roads travelled by my family to make Chess Records one of the greatest record labels of all time.”
Here’s the »
- David Lane
Tomorrow night at 10pm, a new weekly programming block launches on MTV. The purpose: to scare the crap out of you. Each Saturday, tune in for another horror flick. Tomorrow's pick is "House of Wax," starring Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Van Holt, Paris Hilton, Jared Padalecki, Jon Abrahams and Robert Ri'chard and director by "Orphan" helmer Jaume Collet-Serra.
To get you excited, we've brought out this vintage clip from MTV series "The Movie Life," which documented the production of "Wax." In the segment below (broken into two parts -- the second plays right after the first) you can watch as the cast deals with a true-life horror story as one of the sets catches fire and brings down an entire soundstage... in the midst of a shoot! Scary stuff... hit play to see for yourself.
- Adam Rosenberg
8 items from 2010
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