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11 items from 2014


A Birder’s Guide to Everything | Review

17 March 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Bird is the Word: Meyer’s Debut a Well Meaning But Slight Observation

Bird watching seems to be something of a recent cinematic inspiration, though has yet to show much potential in the narrative realm thus far, with David Frankel’s 2011 comedic misfire The Big Year now joined by Rob Meyer’s directorial debut, A Birder’s Guide to Everything. Grappling with loss, strained familial relationships, and coming of age essence, various dilemmas congeal into a mostly light-hearted effort that seems to feel genuinely about its cluster of characters, even though, beyond the crux of its protagonists’ snazzy and oft unexplored hobby, Meyer and his cast can never mold the narrative into anything more than a standard affair. A few acute observations aside, it’s a slight film that feels most effective when utilizing the heavy hitters in its supporting cast.

David Portnoy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) is a 15 year old birding »

- Nicholas Bell

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One Chance Movie Review

9 March 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

One Chance   The Weinstein Company Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes Grade:  B+ Director:  David Frankel Writer: Justin Zackham Cast:  James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Julie Walters, Colm Meany, Mackenzie Crook Screened at:  Review, NYC, 1/22/14 Opens:  March 14, 2014   What causes a person to be bullied?  The obvious answer is that the victim does not fit in with the group.  He may be fatter, slower, dorkier, or may even have a talent that’s looked down upon by the majority.  Paul Potts (James Corden) is the recipient of the dubious honor of being beaten up starting in what we in the States would call Middle  [ Read More ]

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- Harvey Karten

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Revisiting Band Of Brothers: The Breaking Point

3 March 2014 5:04 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Review Robert Keeling 4 Mar 2014 - 07:00

Death and trauma await the Easy Company in the seventh episode of Band Of Brothers, aptly named The Breaking Point...

Read the previous part in this series, here.

Perhaps even more so than Bastogne, this episode is a truly harrowing piece of television. The Breaking Point is a heart-breaking and unflinching look at the brutal toll the war took on this group of young men and continued to take on them for years to come afterwards.

The opening talking-head moments are extremely touching as the real men of Easy let us know just how horrifying their experiences in the forests near Foy were. Death was all around them, wherever they looked there was a dead soldier, and they had no time to look after their fallen friends when the worst came to pass. As one tearful veteran points out, the things he saw there »

- louisamellor

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Paul Potts Biopic ‘One Chance’ Moved Back Again to Aug. 29

26 February 2014 5:40 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Weinstein Co. has moved back the U.S. release of “One Chance,” the biopic about about “Britain’s Got Talent” winner Paul Potts, to Aug. 29.

One Chance” had originally been scheduled for release on Feb. 7 before it was moved back to March 14.

The film, directed by David Frankel and written by Justin Zackham, was screened in the Special Presentation section at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and released in October in the U.K., where it has grossed $5.8 million.

James Corden stars with Julie Walters, Mackenzie Crook, Colm Meaney, Jemima Rooper and Alexandra Roach. Producers are Mike Menchel, Brad Weston, Kris Thykier and Simon Cowell with Bob and Harvey Weinstein exec producing.

Scott Foundas gave the film a positive review at Toronto, calling it “a precision-engineered crowdpleaser if ever there was.”

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- Dave McNary

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New Release Dates for Walk Of Shame, Transcendence, One Chance, Mean Moms, The Conjuring 2, and How To Be Single

25 February 2014 7:27 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Here's a look at the latest release date shuffle: Walk of Shame moves from April 25th to May 2nd. Transcendence shifts back just one day to April 18th. One Chance moves from March 14th to August 29th. An Untitled New Line Horror Film, formerly titled Annabelle, is now set for an October 3rd debut. Mean Moms debuts May 8, 2015, opening one week after Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Conjuring 2 will open October 23, 2015. How to Be Single opens February 12, 2016. Hit the jump for more on each picture. Walk of Shame - Steven Brill's comedy centers on a news anchor (Elizabeth Banks) who finds herself out on the street after a drunken one-night stand with no money, identification, or means of travel.  Her shameful trek across Los Angeles is fraught with misadventures as she attempts to make it to a career-changing job interview.  The film also stars James MarsdenGillian JacobsSarah Wright, »

- Dave Trumbore

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Win One Chance on Blu-ray

24 February 2014 3:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of One Chance on 24th February, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray.

From the director of The Devil Wears Prada and The Weinstein Company comes One Chance starring BAFTA and Tony award winning comedy actor James Corden as Britain’s Got Talent winner Paul Potts.  Out on DVD this winter, this life-affirming, British film is about a shy, small town Welsh boy who, with a flip of the coin, changed his life forever. James is joined by an acclaimed cast of British and Irish comic actors including Julie Walters (Mamma Mia!, Calendar Girls, Billy Elliot), Colm Meaney (Get Him To The Greek), Alexandra Roach (The Iron Lady), Mackenzie Crook (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Jemima Rooper (Kinky Boots). Directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me, Hope Springs) and written by Justin Zackham (The Bucket List), One Chance is produced by Mike Menchel, »

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'Grace' Biopic Will Open Cannes, Lacks North America Release Date

27 January 2014 4:59 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Grace of Monaco’ U.S. March release canceled as biopic starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly to open 2014 Cannes Film Festival (photo: Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly in ‘Grace of Monaco’) Directed by Olivier Dahan, and starring Nicole Kidman as Oscar-winning Hollywood actress-turned-European princess Grace Kelly, Grace of Monaco was to have been a (possibly) strong Oscar 2014 contender — at least in the Best Actress category. After all, Dahan had guided 2007 Best Actress Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose; Nicole Kidman is a respected actress with one Academy Award win (for Stephen Daldry’s The Hours) and two nominations (Moulin Rouge!, Rabbit Hole); and, last but certainly not least, Grace of Monaco was to have been released in North America by the Oscar-savvy The Weinstein Company. However, Harvey Weinstein was reportedly unhappy with Olivier Dahan’s final cut, and demanded that Grace of Monaco be reedited. »

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Vampire Academy Release Date Moved Up, New Trailer Teases Fangs, Fights And Fire

18 January 2014 3:07 PM, PST | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It looks like The Weinstein Company's been doing a bit of rescheduling, and in the process, Vampire Academy fans will get to see the feature adaptation of Richelle Mead's novel a week ahead of its originally scheduled release date. A new trailer for the film has made its way online, noting the new date, February 7. The film was originally set to arrive in theaters on Valentine's Day. In the process of shifting Vampire Academy up a week, TWC has also moved the planned release of David Frankel's film One Chance from February 7 to March 14. And in doing that, they've bumped the Nicole Kidman starring Olivier Dahan film Grace of Monaco from its intended March 14 date to Tbd, so we'll have to wait and see where the Grace Kelly biopic lands. Moving away from scheduling changes, let's talk about that Vampire Academy trailer, which teases violence, fangs and a »

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86th Academy Awards: Streep Shatters Nominations Record

16 January 2014 3:56 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Meryl Streep breaks Oscar record: Oscar 2014 nominations (photo: Meryl Streep in ‘August: Osage County’) The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced earlier today at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs and Thor: The Dark World and Snow White and the Huntsman actor Chris Hemsworth — whose Rush was completely shut out — made the announcements, including that of Best Actress contender Meryl Streep, in the running for her performance in John WellsAugust: Osage County. Streep’s competitors are her Doubt and Julie & Julia co-star Amy Adams for David O. Russell’s American Hustle, Sandra Bullock for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, Judi Dench for Stephen FrearsPhilomena, and likely winner Cate Blanchett for Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. (Emma Thompson’s absence from the Best Actress roster — for her performance in John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks — was quite a surprise. »

- Steve Montgomery

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One Chance Movie Review

9 January 2014 2:47 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: One Chance Director: David Frankel Starring: James Corden, Jemima Rooper, Alexandra Roach, Colm Meaney, Valeria Bilello, Trystan Gravelle Asli Bayram, Alessandro De Marco, Christopher Bull, Mai Arwas. All you need is ‘One Chance’ to make your day. This delicate British comedy is an ode to the pursuit of dreams in our darkest moments in life. Director David Frankel – who had made a name for himself with ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ – portrays the true story of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ winner, Paul Potts, embodied with great sensitivity by James Corden, BAFTA winner and Tony Award-winning Broadway run in ‘One Man, Two Guvnors.’ This story recreates the rise to stardom  [ Read More ]

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Predictions for the 86th Academy Awards' Best Actress Category: Streep to Perform One More Record-Breaking Feat?

6 January 2014 1:39 AM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Oscar Predictions 2014: Best Actress (photo: Meryl Streep in ‘August: Osage County’) (See also: "Oscar Predictions 2014: Best Actor.") Compared to the vibrant Best Actor field, the 2014 Academy Awards’ Best Actress category looks somewhat anemic. Not in terms of quality, but in terms of quantity. Whereas ten actors could be called strong competitors for the Oscar 2014 shortlist, only five actresses can be considered truly strong candidates for this year’s Best Actress shortlist. Besides these five, there are three unlikely runners-up and a handful of long shots — and we mean "long" as in "light-years-away long." Note: Exact SAG Award and Academy Award matches are actually less common than you might think for the reasons mentioned in our previous Oscar 2014 predictions post (see link in the paragraph above). For instance, last year Marion Cotillard and Helen Mirren were both shortlisted for the Best Actress SAG Awards for, respectively, Jacques Audiard’s »

- Steve Montgomery

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