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Cinema-on-demand takes off

19 October 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

The initial results on films pitched to Australian moviegoers via cinema-on-demand platform Tugg, either as an exclusive offering or in combination with conventional distribution, have been encouraging. The co-venture between the Us-based Tugg and David Doepel.s Leap Frog Films has been holding screenings in Australia since March at Event Cinemas, Hoyts, Reading and independent cinemas around the country. Pinnacle will utilise the scheme, which enables moviegoers to select a title from a library and organise screenings at participating cinemas, for the release of Decoding Annie Parker.. Steven Bernstein.s drama is based on true events which chronicles two remarkable women: Annie Parker, a three time cancer survivor, and geneticist Mary-Claire King, whose discovery of the breast cancer Brca gene mutation was one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century. Louise Wadley.s All About E (formerly The Trouble With E), a lesbian love story/ road trip/ thriller that follows a beautiful, »

- Don Groves

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Rodrigo Santoro Helps Take Latinos Into the Mainstream (Exclusive)

9 October 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rio De Janeiro — One of Latin America’s highest-profile actors in Hollywood and beyond, Brazil’s Rodrigo Santoro, a memorable Xerxes in “30,” has hardly stopped.

But the parts he’s played of late not only underscore the illustrious thesping company he keeps, but just how far Latinos have come in sloughing off Latino type-casting.

Santoro wrapped two weeks ago his first TV series, playing an outlaw on the pilot for HBO’s “Westworld,” helmed by Jonathan Nolan for Bad Robot and Warner Bros. TV, and a series inspired in concept by the Yul Brynner movie classic.

He features in Steven Bernstein’s “brilliantly written” “Dominion,” produced by Richard Gladstein, with Rhys Ifans as Welsh bard Dylan Thomas, living out his last day on earth, and John Malkovich as his doctor, shot over the summer in Montreal. Santoro plays “a mysterious character who will reveal himself.” Santoro’s character is called Carlos, »

- John Hopewell

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Rhys Ifans to play poet Dylan Thomas in Dominion

3 May 2014 3:24 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Rhys Ifans will reportedly play poet Dylan Thomas in a biopic called Dominion.

The indie drama, which takes place in 1953 New York, focuses on the final days of the poet's life. Thomas died at the age of 39 after a number of visits to White Horse Tavern in Greenwich Village.

John Malkovich and Diego Luna will also star in the upcoming movie, which will be written and directed by Steven Bernstein, reports Variety.

Thomas died a few weeks into a Us tour of poetry readings. Records suggest that Thomas was not well during the tour, but continued to consume large amounts of alcohol.

Ifans is currently working on numerous projects about Dylan Thomas. He will star in a new film adaptation of his radio play Under Milk Wood, and will front an upcoming documentary about the poet's life.

Dominion will begin shooting later this month. »

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Meet the woman behind 'Decoding Annie Parker': 'I'm kind of Angelina Jolie of 30 years ago'

2 May 2014 10:34 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Annie Parker lost her mother to cancer at the age of 13. Years later, in 1974, her older sister, Joanie, would be diagnosed with breast cancer. Parker would lose her too. And then, like clockwork, she was also diagnosed with breast cancer. Unlike her loved ones, Parker would beat breast cancer, and eventually, she’d beat two other forms of cancer as well. And that was the story that cinematographer Steven Bernstein wanted to tell in his directorial debut.

After working on 2003′s Monster, Bernstein went looking for another true story when he was contacted about a book manuscript that Annie Parker had submitted about her life. »

- Samantha Highfill

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'Decoding Annie Parker' Is True Breast Cancer Quest (Trailer)

2 May 2014 9:26 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

True story "Decoding Annie Parker" is a low-budget crowdpleaser that is rough around the edges but sticks with you. It opens Friday.  Rookie director Steven Bernstein's breast cancer saga stars Helen Hunt as famed geneticist Mary-Claire King, who painstakingly tracked down the Brca-1 genetic marker for breast cancer, and Samantha Morton in the title role of a woman who is convinced that breast cancer runs in families, which won her Best Actress at the last year's Seattle International Film Festival. "Every 12 minutes someone dies of breast cancer," says King in the movie. The real life Parker has so far survived three rounds fighting cancer, and finally met Dr. King onstage at the Seattle Film Festival. "They cried and I cried," says Bernstein. Bernstein left his career as a Hollywood cinematographer ("White Chicks," "Monster," "Like Water for Chocolate," "Scary Movie 2") and devoted seven years to financing, shooting and promoting the film, »

- Anne Thompson

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Casting: Phoenix, Jones, Ifans, D'Elia

2 May 2014 8:35 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Woody Allen's Next

Joaquin Phoenix has joined the cast of Woody Allen's untitled next film.

No plot details were immediately available, and it remains unclear if the film is a comedy, a drama or a mixture of both. [Source: The Wrap]

Autobahn

Felicity Jones has joined the action thriller "Autobahn" at Silver Pictures. Nicholas Hoult, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley also star in Eran Creevy's film which begins production on Monday.

Jones and Hoult will portray a young American couple (Hoult and Jones) plunged into a game of cat and mouse across Germany when they find themselves caught between two ruthless criminals (Hopkins and Kingsley). [Source: Variety]

Dominion

Rhys Ifans will star as Welsh poet Dylan Thomas alongside John Malkovich and Diego Luna in Steven Bernstein's indie drama "Dominion". Zosia Mamet, Tony Hale and Phil Ettinger also star and filming is slated to begin late May.

The story will focus on »

- Garth Franklin

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Rhys Ifans to play Dylan Thomas in film of poet's last days

2 May 2014 4:31 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

John Malkovich will also star in biopic about the New York death of hard-drinking Under Milk Wood writer

Rhys Ifans to star in adaptation of Under Milk Wood

Rhys Ifans will play Dylan Thomas in a biopic set during the days leading up to the death of the iconic Welsh poet, according to Variety.

Ifans, who is also appearing in a new film adaptation of Thomas's radio play Under Milk Wood and is presenting a documentary about the poet, will join John Malkovich and Diego Luna in Dominion, which is being directed and written by Decoding Annie Parker's Steven Bernstein. Dominion will be set in 1953 in New York, where Thomas, who had alcoholism, died at the age of 39 after multiple visits to White Horse Tavern, in Greenwich Village. He'd also received from a local doctor a series of "injections" designed to help him complete public performances of Under Milk Wood. »

- Ben Child

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‘Decoding Annie Parker’ a well-intentioned but unfortunately flawed biopic

1 May 2014 9:11 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Decoding Annie Parker

Written by Adam Bernstein, Steven Bernstein, and Michael Moss

Directed by Steven Bernstein

USA, 2013

The new film Decoding Annie Parker was made with the most honorable intentions, and unfortunately, very little else. In many respects, the story could just as well have been a movie-of-the-week from the early 1990s on either one of the Big Three networks or Lifetime. It covers a hot-button issue, is female-centric, has a large cast full of actors who are mostly recognizable from various TV shows, and feels like a snapshot of life instead of an immersion. Tackling the topic of breast cancer by looking at its genetic background is, perhaps, an interesting avenue to pursue, but Decoding Annie Parker lacks depth throughout.

Samantha Morton stars as Annie, who defines her life in an opening quote as a joke, and in some dark way, she’s not wrong: when she’s a girl, »

- Josh Spiegel

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Writer-Director Steven Bernstein Talks Decoding Annie Parker, Believing Deeply in the Subject Matter, His Directorial Debut, Cast Contributions, and More

1 May 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Opening in limited release on May 2nd, Decoding Annie Parker is a life affirming story told with grace and humor about two remarkable women who wage a courageous 15-year battle against breast cancer on both scientific and emotional fronts.  Geneticist Mary-Claire King (Helen Hunt) is convinced there’s a link between DNA and cancer and makes one of the most important genetic discoveries of the 20th century, while irrepressible cancer survivor Annie Parker (Samantha Morton) struggles to hold her family and life together with dignity and courage even as her body betrays her.  Directed by Steven Bernstein from a screenplay co-written with Adam Bernstein and Michael Moss, the inspiring indie drama based on true events also stars Aaron Paul, Maggie Grace, Alice Eve, Rashida Jones, Marley Shelton, Corey Stoll, Ben McKenzie and Richard Schiff. In an exclusive interview, Bernstein talked about why he believed deeply in the subject matter he »

- Sheila Roberts

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Decoding Annie Parker, a Living-With-Disease Drama

29 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

Decoding Annie Parker is a better living-with-disease drama than medical mystery.

Veteran cinematographer Steven Bernstein's directorial debut follows the paths of two real-life women who meet only once and briefly. Geneticist Dr. Mary-Claire King (Helen Hunt) is the more famous and, in the film, anyway, less interesting. Her suspicion that some women may have a predisposition to breast cancer made her a crackpot in the '70s, when the film opens, until she was vindicated with the discovery of the Brca-1 gene in 1990.

Meanwhile, Annie Parker (a luminous Samantha Morton) -- who, as her pool-cleaner/aspiring rocker husband (Aaron Paul) never tires of reminding her, has only a high school education -- spends these long years engaged in her own Erin Brockovich-style »

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'Decoding Annie Parker' sneak peek: 'I found a lump in my breast' -- Exclusive Video

21 April 2014 9:01 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Loosely based on a true story, Decoding Annie Parker follows one family’s history of breast cancer — and the woman who teamed up with scientists to find out if the disease has a genetic link. The film, directed by Steven Bernstein, stars Samantha Morton as Annie Parker and Helen Hunt as the lead researcher on her case.

And in an exclusive clip from the film, we are taken back to 1974, when a food fight goes horribly wrong after Annie’s sister Joan (played by Marley Shelton) admits she’s found a lump in her breast.

Watch the clip below:

Decoding Annie Parker »

- Samantha Highfill

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First Decoding Annie Parker Trailer Featuring Samantha Morton and Helen Hunt, Plus the First Clip in Which Aaron Paul Shows off His Dance Skills

17 April 2014 12:29 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Steven Bernstein's drama Decoding Annie Parker recently made its debut at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, and now the film's first trailer and clip are available online.  The film stars Samantha Morton as the title character, a woman stricken with breast cancer who works with oncologist Dr. Mary-Claire King (Helen Hunt) in order to explore the theory of a genetic inheritance of cancer.  While the trailer gives a good suggestion of the surprisingly light-hearted tone of this true-to-life cancer-themed picture, the first clip (courtesy of Aaron Paul) is just downright strange out of context from the rest of the film, but enjoyable nonetheless. Decoding Annie Parker also stars Rashida Jones, Alice Eve, Maggie Grace, Corey Stoll, and Ben McKenzie, and opens in limited release on May 2nd.  Take a look at our interviews with Paul and Grace about the picture here.  Hit the jump to watch the Decoding Annie Parker »

- Dave Trumbore

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See Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, and more in the 'Decoding Annie Parker' poster -- Exclusive Photo

14 April 2014 8:41 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

The first trailer for Steven Bernstein’s Decoding Annie Parker gave us a lot to think about, from one woman’s journey to discover the genetic components of breast cancer to what Aaron Paul looks like with long hair. And now we have the exclusive reveal of the film’s first poster.

Decoding Annie Parker, which is loosely based on a true story, follows Annie Parker (played by Samantha Morton) as she finds out that she has breast cancer. But after a family history of the same diagnosis, Parker turns to a team of researchers, led by Helen Hunt, to »

- Samantha Highfill

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Uncover the Truth of Mortality While Decoding Annie Parker In Trailer

11 April 2014 9:02 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Uncover the secrets behind mortality in the new exclusive online trailer for the upcoming film, ‘Decoding Annie Parker.’ The drama was directed by Steven Bernstein, who also co-wrote the script with Adam Bernstein and Michael Moss. The movie, which is set to be released by eOne in theaters and on VOD on May 2, stars Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul, Rashida Jones and Maggie Grace. The following synopsis for ‘Decoding Annie Parker’ has been released by eOne: Based on true events, Decoding Annie Parker is the hopeful and touching story of two remarkable women and their 15-year battle against a cruel and insidious illness, breast cancer. Waged on both  [ Read More ]

The post Uncover the Truth of Mortality While Decoding Annie Parker In Trailer appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Karen Benardello

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Aaron Paul's hair steals the show in new 'Decoding Annie Parker' trailer

10 April 2014 1:46 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Months after the end of "Breaking Bad," Aaron Paul is dealing with cancer again, but this time there won't be any meth, guns or chemistry. But there will be plenty of hair care products.  With Paul starring alongside Helen Hunt and Samantha Morton, "Decoding Annie Parker" looks to be an eccentric, inspirational true story about conquering disease. Morton plays a free spirit diagnosed with breast cancer, who works with a radical geneticist (Hunt) to prove that the disease can be inherited. But, honestly, the plot takes a backseat to Paul's luscious locks. Throughout the video, he sports several different 'dos, including a very long, very soft-looking hippie hair. In another scene, Paul models a short, punky coiffure that looks borrowed from Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong.  Watch the trailer here: "Annie" also stars Rashida Jones, Bradley Whitford, Alice Eve, Richard Schiff, Maggie Grace, Chris Mulkey and Corey Stoll. It »

- Dave Lewis

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Trailer For ‘Decoding Annie Parker’ Starring Helen Hunt, Aaron Paul & Samantha Morton

10 April 2014 10:26 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

A new trailer for Steven Bernstein new film, Decoding Annie Parker, has been released. The upcoming drama stars Samantha Morton, Helen Hunt and Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul.

The film focuses on two incredible women who battle to understand the genetic links to breast cancer. Loosely based on the story of cancer survivor Annie Parker and geneticist Mary-Claire King, the film focuses on the journey of these two women in discovering the BRCA1 gene mutation, which transforms understanding and treatment of certain types of breast cancer. It was the understanding of this gene mutation which led Angelina Jolie to release a heartfelt letter in the New York Times, which confessed her personal battle with the gene.

The film has already received positive reviews and awards, Samantha Morton won Best Actress at The Seattle International Film Festival and Bernstein also won The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Award at The Hamptons International Film Festival. »

- Ciham Messouki

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Aaron Paul & Samantha Morton in 'Decoding Annie Parker' First Trailer

10 April 2014 8:42 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following the end of "Breaking Bad," actor Aaron Paul isn't faring too well on the big screen since Need for Speed was an absolute mess of nonsense and poor action. But maybe a lower profile drama will show his talents better in Decoding Annie Parker. The film follows two women, Samantha Morton and Helen Hunt, whose lives intersect as one deals with loss and heartbreak and the other has a breakthrough in the area of treating breast cancer. Morton adds some darker humor into the mix, and this look pretty charming and even amusing despite the depressing true story material. And there's Aaron Paul looking like a real 70s hippie (along with some great wardrobe for the whole cast) Might be worth checking out. Watch below! Here's the first trailer for Steven Bernstein's Decoding Annie Parker, originally from Yahoo: Decoding Annie Parker marks the feature directorial debut of Steven Bernstein »

- Ethan Anderton

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Decoding Annie Parker: Aaron Paul, Samantha Morton in new trailer

10 April 2014 7:09 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Decoding Annie Parker has debuted a new trailer.

Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul and Helen Hunt star in writer-director Steven Bernstein's breast cancer drama.

The film is based on the true story of geneticist Mary Claire King (Hunt), who discovered a genetic link to breast cancer.

Morton plays cancer survivor Parker, who becomes involved in the attempt to better understand the disease.

Bradley Whitford, Rashida Jones, Richard Schiff, Alice Eve, Maggie Grace, Marley Shelton, Chris Mulkey and Corey Stoll also feature in the film.

The movie is cinematographer Bernstein's feature directorial debut.

Decoding Annie Parker will arrive in Us cinemas on May 2. A UK release date is yet to be confirmed. »

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'Decoding Annie Parker' trailer: Putting faith in the future -- Video

10 April 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Could breast cancer be genetic? That’s the question at the center of Steven Bernstein’s Decoding Annie Parker.

Loosely based on a true story, the film follows Annie Parker, played by Samantha Morton, as she discovers that, much like her mother and her sister, she also has breast cancer. Helen Hunt, who plays a researcher, then teams up with Annie and a group of scientists to try and find a genetic link to the disease.

Putting aside the medical stuff, Aaron Paul also plays a Canadian pool man — so there’s that. And let’s not forget the film »

- Samantha Highfill

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Watch: Trailer For Breast Cancer Drama 'Decoding Annie Parker' Starring Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton & Aaron Paul

10 April 2014 6:16 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

A serious subject deserves serious treatment, and you'd think that "Decoding Annie Parker"—based on the true story of Mary Claire King, a geneticist who discovered a gene linked to breast cancer—would perhaps play things with a bit of gravitas. Instead, the music alone in this trailer seems like it belongs in an ad for frozen yogurt. Starring Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul (in a series of ever-changing haircuts), Corey Stoll, Alice Eve, Ben McKenzie, Rashida Jones, Maggie Grace... The cast is pretty solid, so good on co-writer and director Steven Bernstein for that. But the trailer showcases a movie that where cancer is just another opportunity for some quick one liners, with inspirational people doing inspirational things, and a soundtrack that lets you know that in the end, everything will be okay. In short, it looks pretty safe, but maybe the film itself will have a bit more edge to it. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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