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The Latest Take on "Romeo and Juliet" Feels Rather Generic

26 February 2014 12:37 AM, PST | | See recent JustPressPlay news »

For Shakespeare lovers who prefer their film adaptations to be more straightforward like Kenneth Branagh’s Much Ado About Nothing and less showy like Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet, Carlo Carlei’s recent re-adaptation of the latter should fit squarely within their comfort zone, though perhaps a bit too squarely. Taking very few risks and aspiring to be nothing more than a beautifully filmed but plain rendition, Romeo and Juliet delivers great performances but in a way that feels quite bland when compared to the long list of films that have taken us down this road many, many, many times before. Baz Luhrmann had the right idea: if you’re going to take the time to commit yet another version of Romeo and Juliet to the screen, you need to do something to make it stand out from the tens of times it’s been done before. Carlei’s take »

- Lex Walker

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'Romeo and Juliet,' 'Evil Dead' and 'Walter Mitty' win film music critics awards

23 February 2014 11:30 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Composer Abel Korzeniowski was the big winner at this year's International Film Music Critics Association Awards, landing two prizes for his work on Carlo Carlei's "Romeo and Juliet" and an overall composer of the year honor as well. Nominations leader "Evil Dead" won two awards, while none of this year's Oscar nominees were able to secure any hardware. Check out the nominees here, the full list of winners below and remember to keep track of the season via The Circuit. Film Score of the Year "Romeo and Juliet" (Abel Korzeniowski) Film Composer of the Year Abel Korzeniowski Breakthrough Film Composer of the Year Laurent Eyquem Best Original Score for a Drama Film "Romeo and Juliet" (Abel Korzeniowski) Best Original Score for a Comedy Film "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (Theodore Shapiro) Best Original Score for an Action/Adventure/Thriller Film "Grand Piano" (Víctor Reyes) Best Original Score for »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Paolo Sorrentino’s ‘Beauty’ To Open Los Angeles-Italia Showcase

10 February 2014 10:47 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rome – Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty” will open the 9th Los Angeles-Italia Film Fashion and Art Festival, the annual pre-Oscars showcase celebrating Italian cinema and its Hollywood ties, which will also be feting Valeria Golino and David O. Russell.

“Beauty,” which is up for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, will screen on Februray 23 at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

The longstanding collaboration between Sorrentino and the pic’s protag, Toni Servillo (pictured), is also being celebrated with screenings of several other works the two Neapolitan talents paired-up on.

Other Italo titles unspooling in the showcase, which will run through March 1, include Marco Simon Puccioni’s drama “Like the Wind,” about a woman prison director, played by Golino, Carlo Carlei’s “Romeo and Juliet,” Roberto Faenza’s holocaust drama ”Anita B,” and Enzo D’Alò’s animated “Pinocchio.”

Fest will also honor Italo singer/songwriter Francesco De Gregori »

- Nick Vivarelli

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"Romeo & Juliet": The Most Dangerous Love Story

23 January 2014 3:31 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

From D Films, Sneak Peek the new adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy, "Romeo & Juliet", available on DVD, Blu-Ray and VOD, February 4, 2014 and digital download January 28, 2014, starring Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth:

"...the ageless story from the world's most renowned author is re-imagined for the 21st Century by Julian Fellowes and director Carlo Carlei, told in the lush traditional setting it was written...

" a new generation the chance to fall in love with the enduring legend..."

Cast also includes Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis , Stellan Skarsgård and Ed Westwick.

"Romeo & Juliet" is a co-production of Amber Entertainment, Swarovski Entertainment and Echo Lake Entertainment.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Romeo & Juliet"...


- Michael Stevens

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