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Gifted Movie Review

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Gifted Movie Review
Gifted Fox Searchlight Pictures Director: Marc Webb Written by: Tom Flynn Cast: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate Screened at: Critics’ DVD, NYC, 11/16/17 Opens: April 7, 2017 There’s a popular assumption that critics and general audiences for movies usually cannot meet and accept one another’s views. A strong package of […]

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The Leftovers: Is the HBO TV Show Cancelled or Renewed for Season Four?

Vulture WatchWill the Garvey and Murphy families find the answers they seek? Has the The Leftovers TV show been cancelled or renewed for a fourth season on HBO? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Leftovers season four. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About?A fantasy drama series on the HBO premium channel, The Leftovers stars Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, Lindsay Duncan, Regina King, Jovan Adepo, Janel Moloney, Margaret Qualley, Jasmin Savoy-Brown, Liv Tyler and Chris Zylka. An adaptation of the Tom Perrotta novel, this TV series explores what happens when 2% of the world’s population inexplicably vanishes. In the third and final season, the Garvey and Murphy families
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‘The Crown’: What Emmy Frontrunner John Lithgow Learned About Acting By Playing Winston Churchill

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‘The Crown’: What Emmy Frontrunner John Lithgow Learned About Acting By Playing Winston Churchill
If you weren’t at John Lithgow’s 70th birthday celebration in London, you missed the chance to party with some of Britain’s most elite actors.

“My wife threw a 70th birthday party for me for about 50 people, and she and I were the only Americans,” the actor told IndieWire. “Maybe 60, 70 percent of these people were actors, but only half of them were actors from ‘The Crown.’ The others were people that I’d worked with on other projects – Jonathan Price, and Jim Broadbent, and David Suchet. They came in one after another and it was this constant moment of, ‘What are you doing here?’ They all knew each other.”

Read More:‘The Crown’ Season 2 Trailer and First Look Photos: Heavy Lies the Head

Lithgow’s legendary career includes everything from “Terms of Endearment” to “Third Rock From The Sun,” but even he’s still discovering new tricks. That
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Prick Up Your Ears review – Stephen Frears' terrific testament to murdered playwright Joe Orton

Rereleased 50 years after Orton’s death, this Frears-directed 1987 biopic sees Gary Oldman and Alfred Molina in utterly convincing form

The title of this rereleased classic is the invention of Joe Orton’s biographer John Lahr, on whose book this is based: for a brief 60s moment, this brilliant young dramatist really did force London’s theatre world to listen to his outrageous and very tumescent wit. Then, after a grisly, gloomy murder-suicide, it was all over. Orton was bludgeoned to death 50 years ago by his partner, Kenneth Halliwell, apparently convulsed with jealous rage at Orton’s success, undiminished cottaging and ingratitude for the stability and mentorship that Halliwell had given him. (Maybe Kenneth was in his way Orton’s Bosie, or his vengeful Marquess of Queensberry, or both.)

Stephen Frears’ terrific 1987 movie – adapted by Alan Bennett from the Lahr book – is back in cinemas and Gary Oldman’s superb livewire
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'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' Comes Home; Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The Boss Baby (animated comedy; voices: Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Tobey Maguire; rated PG) Gifted (drama; Chris Evans, McKenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer; rated PG-13) Ghost in the Shell (sci-fi action; Scarlett Johansson, Takeshi "Beat" Kitano, Michael Carmen Pitt; also available on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD; rated PG-13) Unforgettable (drama-thriller; Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, Geoff Stults, Cheryl Ladd; rated R) Awaken the...

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Jenny Slate Tells Chris Evans He Would Have Been a ''S--t Boyfriend'' in Gifted's Deleted Scene

Jenny Slate Tells Chris Evans He Would Have Been a ''S--t Boyfriend'' in Gifted's Deleted Scene
It was the scene that never made it off the cutting room floor... Check out this deleted scene between former flames Chris Evans and Jenny Slate from their drama Gifted, which hit theaters in April. The film, directed by Marc Webb, follows Frank Adler (Evans) as he tries to take care of his deceased sister's daughter Mary (Mckenna Grace) in coastal Florida.  In addition to being rather spirited, it turns out that Mary is a gifted student and those special abilities may threaten to take the child prodigy away from her doting uncle after a caring teacher Bonnie (Slate) suggests she go to a special school. Frank's estranged mother Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan) comes back in the picture and attempts...
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German Box Office: Top 10 Bow for 'Berlin Falling' With 'Game of Thrones' Star Tom Wlaschiha

German Box Office: Top 10 Bow for 'Berlin Falling' With 'Game of Thrones' Star Tom Wlaschiha
Berlin Falling, a low-budget indie thriller about a terrorist attack in Germany, has opened in the top 10 on the German box-office charts on its first day of release.

The debut feature from actor turned director Ken Duken grossed $24,000 across 136 theaters on Thursday, enough to squeeze into the top 10, just behind Marc Webb's Gifted, starring Chris Evans and Lindsay Duncan.

Warner Bros. Germany and independent distributor Nfp are giving Berlin Falling a rare limited release this weekend and will decide based on the results whether to extend the film's theatrical run. The movie was bankrolled by German...
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‘The Leftovers’: Damon Lindelof Promises Naked Justin Theroux if HBO Drama Earns Emmy Nominations

As Emmy nomination voting comes to a close, there’s only one reason “The Leftovers” won’t land any nods: Damon Lindelof started his campaign too late.

On Monday evening, the co-creator and showrunner of “The Leftovers” unveiled an Emmys Fyc campaign on his Instagram page, and made voters an offer they couldn’t refuse. If “The Leftovers” gets nominated for an Emmy, Justin Theroux gets naked.

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Ok, Ok, it’s a little more specific than that. Take a look for yourself at his first post.

A post shared by Damon (@damonlindelof) on Jun 26, 2017 at 3:50pm Pdt

“Nominate Theroux and the sweatpants go away,” Lindelof wrote over a photo of Theroux wearing gray sweatpants and only gray sweatpants. That’s a pretty clear message paired with a pretty enticing photo. It
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The Leftovers: Justin Theroux on Saying Goodbye and the HBO TV Series Finale

What did Justin Theroux think of the Leftovers finale? Recently, the star spoke with Deadline about the end of the HBO TV show.The drama explores what happens when 2% of the world’s population inexplicably vanishes. The HBO series cast includes Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, Lindsay Duncan, Regina King, Jovan Adepo, and Janel Moloney.Read More…
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The Leftovers: Watch the HBO TV Series Finale, Here and Now

Did you miss The Leftovers TV series finale, or are you just wondering what all the buzz is about? If so, HBO has your back. The premium cable channel is streaming season three, episode eight, "The Book of Nora," for one week, on Youtube. You can watch it here and now, below. An HBO mystery drama, The Leftovers stars Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, Lindsay Duncan, Regina King, Jovan Adepo, Janel Moloney, Margaret Qualley, Jasmin Savoy-Brown, Liv Tyler, and Chris Zylka. Read More…
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The Leftovers: Was Nora Telling the Truth in the Series Finale?

Did you see the last episode of The Leftovers? Recently, star Justin Theroux and co-creator Damon Lindelof spoke with Variety about the HBO series finale.The drama explores what happens when 2% of the world’s population inexplicably vanishes. The cast includes Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, Lindsay Duncan, Regina King, Jovan Adepo, and Janel Moloney.Read More…
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‘The Leftovers’ Series Finale Available On YouTube For One Week

More than two weeks after the third and final season of HBO’s The Leftovers wrapped, the premium cabler has made the final episode available on YouTube for one week only. Titled “The Book of Nora”, HBO describes the finale as “Nothing is answered. Everything is answered. And then it ends.” Created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers cast included Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, Lindsay Duncan
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Gifted review

Marc Webb goes from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 to Gifted, starring Chris Evans. Here's our review...

When the moment comes for Chris Evans to put down Captain America's shield, we'll be sorry to see the back of one of the best big screen superhero portrayals ever. But Marvel's loss will be cinema's gain, going by the interesting projects he's chosen between his more red, white and blue escapades. In Gifted, he's put whatever blockbuster clout he may have behind a project that deserves it, and the result is one of the year's nicest surprises.

Evans plays Frank Adler, a boat mechanic who lives in Florida with his seven-year-old niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) and a one-eyed rescue cat called Fred. Mary is a child prodigy who immediately captures the attention of her first-grade teacher Bonnie (Jenny Slate) with her advanced grasp of maths.

When she asks if Frank has ever
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Gifted review – touching family melodrama

The adults in a seven-year-old whiz-kid’s life can’t agree on what is best for her in Marc Webb’s heartfelt film

“3+3? Really?” asks seven-year-old Mary (McKenna Grace) during her first day at school. The unbearably cute, gap-toothed daughter of a deceased maths genius, she is the “gifted” subject of Marc Webb’s touching family melodrama. Our whiz-kid lives with her uncle Frank (Chris Evans), a boat mechanic described, rather accurately, by one of the film’s characters as the Tampa suburb’s resident “quiet, damaged hot guy”. Her only friends are their adult neighbour Roberta (Octavia Spencer) and a one-eyed ginger cat named Fred and so Frank decides to enrol her in school so that she can learn to get along with kids her own age. But, as his estranged mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan, playing her steely and British) insists: “She’s not normal and treating her as
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‘Gifted’ Review

Stars: Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Octavia Spencer, Jenny Slate | Written by Tom Flynn | Directed by Marc Webb

Having escaped the web of the Spider-Man franchise, Marc Webb returns to (500) Days of Summer-sized moviemaking with this soft-focus indie, combining the maths genius elements of Good Will Hunting with the child custody torture of What Maisie Knew. It’s not as smart or original as the former, nor as grotesque as the latter, instead falling into a crevice of mediocrity somewhere between.

Mary (Mckenna Grace) is a precocious, “one-in-a-billion” 7-year-old who, following the death of her mother, lives in her uncle’s ramshackle home. Frank (Chris Evans) left his career as a professor to live a regular-type life as a mechanic. Previously home-schooled, it’s now time for Mary to mix with other kids and make some friends. So, Frank enrols her at a normal school. After she batters a fellow pupil,
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Gifted review – real issues turned into gooey fantasy

Plot contrivances and a copout ending compromise a film that tries to tackle the issue of a child prodigy caught up in family battles

There are one or two first-act laughs and nice moments in this spirited heartwarmer from screenwriter Tom Flynn, once much admired in script form on the 2014 Black List of unproduced screenplays. Yet the interesting touches give way to unconvincing contrivances and a final copout. Marc Webb (of The Amazing Spider-Man and (500) Days of Summer) directs. Chris Evans plays Frank, a hunky, beardedly handsome single guy in Florida with the entirely preposterous Kevin-Costner-ish job of “fixing boats”. His former job is, incidentally, no less implausible – disillusioned college professor. Frank is now legal guardian to his orphaned niece, Mary, who at seven years old is a brilliant maths whiz, and so was her troubled mum whom we see in a photo with a super-brainy short haircut. Young Mary
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Gifted review: Dir. Marc Webb (2017)

Gifted review: Chris Evans leads the cast of this endearing drama; a pleasing and enjoyable movie from director Marc Webb.

Gifted review by Andrew Gaudion.

Gifted review

It is hard to disassociate actors from certain roles that they have played, but it is particularly hard to with actors who play superheroes. That is very much the case with Chris Evans, an actor whose social media presence and subsequent choice of roles since playing Captain America (bar his turn in The Iceman) seem designed to cultivate an earnest, good-natured man always trying to do the right thing, even if he’s not always wearing red, white and blue. That argument is certainly evident in his latest Indie-flick, Gifted, a film which positions Evans once again as a figure with a strong and noble moral compass. And it is as endearing as the man himself.

Evans plays Frank, a single boat repairman
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Gifted Review

Author: Linda Marric

It’s not often that one goes into a movie expecting yet another piece of Hollywood schmaltz, only to be completely taken aback by its simple yet hugely effective premise. In Gifted, director Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man 2) offers a beautifully crafted story, which while not being completely without fault, manages to be charming and thoroughly engaging. Written by Tom Flynn and staring Chris Evans, Gifted could easily be missed in this summer of big blockbusters, but if you’re looking for something less noisy and more heartfelt, then look no further.

Mary Adler (Mckenna Grace) is a bright, funny and astute eight year old living in a small Florida town with her uncle Frank (Chris Evans). When Frank finds he is no longer able to home-school the child himself, he is forced to finally send her to school with kids her own age. Things don
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The Leftovers: Damon Lindelof Talks About the Episodes You Didn't See

The Leftovers just aired its series finale on June 4th, and recently co-creator Damon Lindelof spoke with Vox about the end of the HBO TV series and what fans didn't get to see.Based on the Tom Perrotta novel, the drama explores what happens when 2% of the world’s population inexplicably vanishes. The cast includes Justin Theroux, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Kevin Carroll, Christopher Eccleston, Scott Glenn, and Lindsay Duncan.Read More…
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‘The Leftovers’ Creators Discuss Finale Reactions and Give a Few More Unexpected Answers

‘The Leftovers’ Creators Discuss Finale Reactions and Give a Few More Unexpected Answers
In the days that have followed “The Leftovers” finale, the creative team behind it has been offering quite a few answers. We’ve learned that Grace (Lindsay Duncan) went to jail, but Senior (Scott Glenn) did not. We found out the reason Laurie didn’t kill herself. We even know the one question that won’t be answered.

But how have the creators felt about the reaction to the finale?

“I’m just really relieved no one asked me if they were dead the whole time,” Damon Lindelof said, speaking at the Atx Festival on Thursday afternoon.

Lindelof has a history with ambiguous answers, but he — along with fellow co-creator Tom Perrotta and director/producer Mimi Leder — gave quite a few definitive ones during the hour-long panel. Led by Variety TV Critic Mo Ryan, the trio revealed a few secrets about the finale as well as the series that preceded it.
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