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James Franco does not take criticism of his work lightly. Currently starring in Of Mice and Men on Broadway, the actor was quite displeased with the review New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley gave the revival. Though Brantley’s assessment was not excessively negative – he even complimented Franco’s talent at one point — the actor posted an incensed response to the review on Instagram, calling the critic “a little bitch.” The post has since been deleted.
Brantley responded to the criticism much more diplomatically than Franco. “I like Franco’s work on film a lot, and he didn’t disgrace himself on stage, »
- Amber Ray
Godzilla continues to roar loudly on the island of coming attractions. The new "extended look" trailer for the reboot of the classic 1950s monster was the week's most viewed preview, according to Zefr, a technology company. It notched 5.7 million YouTube views in its debut week. The monster and his all-star cast (Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanbe, Juliette Binoche and many others) arrives in cinemas on May 16. Zach Braff's Kickstarter-funded movie Wish I Was Here surprisingly grabbed second place with 4.8 million views. (If the Onion made an indie movie trailer, I imagine it
- Andy Lewis
With 4/20 coming around this Sunday, we could have easily given you a list of all the reasons that Super Troopers has become one of the greatest "stoner comedies" of all time. Instead, we decided to chat with all five of the Broken Lizard guys to let them tell you all about this little film they made nearly 15 years ago and how it turned into the cult classic it is today. Spark it up, cinephiles! It's oral-history time.
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Why is Sam Mendes back in New York with "Cabaret?" Michelle Williams. She's the talk of the town as she makes her Broadway debut as song-and-dance ingenue Sally Bowles opposite Alan Cumming in Roundabout's revival of the dark musical "Cabaret," directed by Mendes, a prolific stage director before foraying into film with his Oscar-winning debut "American Beauty" in 1999. (Watch a clip from "Cabaret" below.) While many Hollywood stars are packing up their bags and moving to television, Williams is not the only young A-lister heading to a new arena: Broadway. Scarlett Johansson won a Featured Actress Tony for her debut role in "A View from the Bridge" in 2010. And this Tony season, an unprecedented number of movie and Hollywood stars under 40 are hitting Broadway for the first time," writes the La Times in a feature on Broadway rookies Williams, Zach Braff and James Franco, as well as a few familiar faces from TV including Chris. »
- Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
While watching the recently released trailer for Wish I Was Here, Zach Braff's upcoming movie, it hit me that it's been a whole decade since the release of Garden State, Braff's first passion project. It doesn't matter how old you were or what state of mind you were in when you saw it, the film really hits home. Braff plays Andrew Largeman, a struggling actor who returns home for his mother's funeral and runs into a series of old friends (including Peter Sarsgaard, in a breakout role) and a supremely weird girl named Sam (Natalie Portman). It's moody, it's a little bit pretentious, and the music just makes you feel all the feelings. Ten years later, here's why you - and I - still love Garden State. View Slideshow › »
- Maggie Pehanick
I wonder what kind of movie will have to show up on a crowdfunding site for the whole world to just give up. Not just give up on the crowdfunding concept, but give up on life, on everything. We got over the Veronica Mars and the Zach Braff and the Spike Lee, but how about this now: Sharknado 2: The Second One is raising money from its poor fans. Don’t worry if you’re one of them; the NYC-set movie is still set to debut on SyFy on July 30th for your snark-Tweeting amusement. It’s not looking to build its budget or anything. It just needs an extra $50K for a single extra secret scene, one we’re only told involves chainsaws. Let me guess: they want to top the first movie’s chainsaw scene. This time will both Ian Ziering and Tara Reid be engulfed and then buzz their way out? The »
- Christopher Campbell
A new teaser trailer for the upcoming comedy-drama, ‘Wish I Was Here,’ featuring stars Zach Braff, Kate Hudson and Mandy Patinkin, has been released. The trailer also includes indie rock band The Shins’ acclaimed ‘Simple Song.’ ‘Wish I Was Here’ will be distributed by Focus Features on July 18 in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles. The film will then expand nationally on July 25 and August 1. The comedy also stars Josh Gad, Joey King, Pierce Gagnon, Jim Parsons, Ashley Greene, Donald Faison and James Avery in his final film role. Braff co-wrote ‘Wish I Was Here’ with his brother, Adam Braff. The movie marks the former [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
You know there are kids involved. You suspect Braff plays their Dad. Mandy Patinkin is in the hospital, and is likely Gramps. There’s also something odd going on, possibly a Walter Mitty-esque idea, but who knows.
It seems that what Zach Braff would most like you to know about his film is that he’s in it. If you need to know more than that, well, he’s not entirely sure how to sell you.
The only real clue you get, if you’re looking for something that might hint at whether the film is good, or even interesting, is that Mandy Patinkin agreed to be in it. »
- Marc Eastman
Braff graciously accepted a bouquet of flowers during the curtain call for the premiere of Bullets Over Broadway at the St. James Theater. The Woody Allen musical, adapted from his 1994 film of the same name, follows a struggling playwright (Braff), who gets some writing help from a local New York City mobster (Nick Cordero). Helene Yorke, Vincent Pastore, Marin Mazzie and Brooks Ashmanskas all costar in the stage production.
By stepping into the shoes of playwright David Shayne – a shade of Allen previously played by John Cusack – Braff had to try to find his own voice, but admitted sometimes that just wasn’t possible. “There are certain lines, certain jokes, you can’t say them without sounding like Woody Allen, »
Working Title Films’ Theory Of Everything will be released domestically by Focus Features in exclusive engagements beginning Friday, November 7th, 2014. Focus CEO Peter Schlessel made the announcement today.
Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire) helms the romantic drama starring Eddie Redmayne (of Working Title’s blockbuster Les Misérables) as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, world-famous as the author of A Brief History of Time, opposite Gotham Independent Film Award winner Felicity Jones (Like Crazy).
The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life’s work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing.
Jane’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen inspired the »
- Michelle McCue
Joey King (The Conjuring, Oz The Great And Powerful) has been cast in Lifetime’s original movie Outlaw Prophet from Sony Pictures Television. It focuses on the true story of Warren Jeffs, the leader of a Fundamentalist Mormon polygamist sect who spent more than a year on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List, eluded authorities and was ultimately caught by a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper. Based on Stephen Singular’s book When Men Become Gods, the movie chronicles Jeffs’ rise to power after the death of his father, Rulon Jeffs (Martin Landau). King will play Elissa Wall, the battered young woman who brings Jeffs (Tony Goldwyn) to justice. King, repped by Dan Spilo at Industry Entertainment and Meredith Fine at Coast to Coast Talent Group, will next be seen in FX’s Fargo and Zach Braff’s indie Wish I Was Here. Scottish actor Steven Cree (Brave) has joined the »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
Mandy Moore turns the big 3-0 today!The pop star first entered the music scene in 1999 when she released her first single, "Candy" off of her debut album "So Real." The album rapidly reached platinum certification, and she went on to release three more albums before parting ways with her record label in 2003. Following a successful music career, the singer-songwriter switched her focus to acting and made her film debut in the 2001 film "Dr. Dolittle 2," before staring alongside Anne Hathaway in the "The Princess Diaries" later that year. In 2002, the singer-turned-actress landed her first starring role playing Jamie Sullivan in the movie adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel "A Walk to Remember," which also spawned a soundtrack filled with songs she performed.On the heels of her breakthrough performance, the brunette beauty appeared in various films, such as "Chasing Liberty," "Saved!" and "How to Deal," and later voiced the character »
- tooFab Staff
Zack Braff is back behind the camera for the first time since 2004′s Garden State with the upcoming release of the Kickstarter-funded Wish I Was Here, which has received its first teaser trailer. Check it out below…
Wish I Was Here tells the story of a mid-thirties man whose life has become directionless, but is forced to change drastically on learning of his father’s terminal cancer. Combining hard life lessons with warmth and humour, the comedy drama also sees Zach in the lead role as Aidan Bloom, with a stellar supporting cast including Kate Hudson (Almost Famous), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Ashley Greene (The Twilight Saga) and Mandy Patinkin (Homeland).
Wish I Was Here opens in the States on July 25th and here in the UK on September 19th.
- Gary Collinson
Wish I Was Here Trailer. Zach Braff‘s Wish I Was Here (2014) teaser trailer stars Zach Braff, Josh Gad, Joey King, Jim Parsons, and Ashley Greene. Wish I Was Here‘s plot synopsis: “‘Wish I Was Here’ is the story of Aidan Bloom, a struggling actor, father and husband, [...]
Continue reading: Wish I Was Here (2014) Teaser Trailer: Braff Looks for Purpose in Life »
- Rollo Tomasi
Wish I Was Here So many people cemented their opinion of Wish I Was Here, Zach Braff's latest film, the second its Kickstarter campaign was announced. That's bound to happen anytime a divisive personality gets attached to a movie. (For what it's worth, our Erik Davis liked Wish I Was Here at its Sundance premiere.) Having said that, Wish I Was Here looks unabashedly like a movie made from the quirk-loving, escapist mind of the guy who made Garden State. That may or may not work for you, but you can't fault the man for having his own style. Wish I Was Here hits theaters on July 25, 2014. Borgman Leave it to Drafthouse Films, ever the purveyors of bold, international arthouse films, to import something creepy from the Netherlands. The...
- Peter Hall
Wish I Was Here So many people cemented their opinion of Wish I Was Here, Zach Braff's latest film the second its Kickstarter campaign was announced. That's bound to happen any time a divisive personality gets attached to a movie. (For what it's worth, our Erik Davis liked Wish I Was Here at its Sundance premiere.) Having said that, Wish I Was Here looks unabashedly like a movie made from the quirk-loving, escapist mind of the guy who made Garden State. That may or may not work for you, but you can't fault the man for having his own style. Wish I was Here hits theaters on July 25, 2014. Borgman Leave it to Drafthouse Films, ever the purveyors of bold, international arthouse films, to import something creepy from the Netherlands. The...
- Peter Hall
Rage Magazine has a great interview with Cheyenne Jackson about growing up in a small town, working in sales before becoming an actor, meeting Tina Fey, and his relationship with the gay press, which has soured. “No one had really ever said anything bad about me and that was the hardest thing. With everything that has happened over the last year and a half, all of the stuff in the press, I kind of got raked over the coals. As much as I like to pretend that it doesn’t matter, it did. I’m just like everybody else; of course I want you to like me. I am amazed how quickly the press can turn on you. It’s especially true of the gay press at times. Don »
- Ed Kennedy
About a year ago, Zach Braff ("Scrubs") attempted to raise money for his "Wish I Was Here" comedy on KickStarter. He needed $2 million, which is usually a high number on the website. But much to everyone's surprise, he raised $1 million in one day and ended up with over $3 million by the end of the campaign. Now, Focus Features has unveiled the trailer for the film, which is Braff's second directorial feature after "Garden State." The movie will be released in select theaters in New York and Los Angeles on July 18th. Check out the trailer below. "Wish I Was Here" tells the story of a man who finds himself at major crossroads, forcing him to examine his life, his career, and his family. It stars Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Josh Gad, Ashley Greene, Joey King and Pierce Gagnon. Trailer: »
It's been ten years since Zach Braff made his directorial debut with cult classic Garden State, and while it was a long time coming, he's back behind the camera with the Kickstarter-funded Wish I Was Here. It tells the story of a man (Braff) trying to find purpose in his life in the face of fatherhood, a struggling career as an actor, and his own father's (Mandy Patinkin) impending death, but the first teaser trailer doesn't really give that much away, instead letting The Shins (they played a big part in Garden State, so Braff must be a fan) play over scenes from the movie. The laid back, whimsical tone is similar to his debut, and behind the camera or in front of it, Braff has always delivered. Check out the teaser below. Released: 18th July (U.S.)/ 19th September (Irl/U.K.) »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
The first teaser trailer has arrived for Wish I Was Here, the crowd-funded feature that marks Zach Braff’s return to directing after a ten-year hiatus. The new film will star Braff as a struggling thirty-something actor who, with his finances in a fairly wretched state, is forced to home-school his two young children. Fans of Garden State will welcome back The Shins to the soundtrack, with this latest, near-wordless trailer soundtracked by the indie darlings’ Simple Song. Take a look at the new trailer, below… Very...
- George Wales
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