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Distrib Films U.S. Acquires Lucas Belvaux’s ‘This Is Our Land’ (Exclusive)

Distrib Films U.S. Acquires Lucas Belvaux’s ‘This Is Our Land’ (Exclusive)
Distrib Films U.S. has acquired U.S. rights to “This Is Our Land,” Lucas Delvaux’s movie about a fictional far-right party. The film sparked a controversy during this year’s presidential election in France.

The movie portrays a charismatic thirtysomething single mother (Emilie Dequenne) who gets “hired” by the far-right party to become its representative in an underprivileged town in Northern France. The film sparked uproar within the real-life National Front party.

The deal was made between Distrib Films U.S.’s co-founder Francois Scippa-Kohn and Camille Neel at Le Pacte.

Scippa-Kohn said the film was a fiction very closely inspired by the last electoral French campaign that saw right wing leader Marine Le Pen reach a peak in polls.

“We’re thrilled to be working on this movie which has a particular take on society’s illnesses and dangerous passion for extremism. Lucas Belvaux has always been a very singular and powerful voice for political
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Harvey Weinstein May Be Forced to Address Rape Claims at Upcoming Trial

Harvey Weinstein May Be Forced to Address Rape Claims at Upcoming Trial
In the first week of December, at a trial that might have otherwise flown under the radar, Harvey Weinstein could take the witness stand to be questioned under oath about the sexual assault allegations that have been circling the embattled movie mogul. 

The trial concerns a fraud claim from director David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley and Me) asserting The Weinstein Co. buried his 2014 film One Chance after allegedly agreeing to a wide release. Frankel is seeking millions of dollars in damages after the film wasn't put on a minimum number of screens as allegedly called for by...
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Movies on Art Hill in St. Louis This Summer – Titanic, Dream Girls, To Catch A Thief, The Devil Wears Prada

“I’m the king of the world!”

Everyone knows that Art Hill, in front of the St. Louis Art Museum, is a great place to go sledding in the winter. But did you know it’s a great place to see movies in the summer?

Their line-up for their annual Friday night film series has been announced and it’s sure to draw thousands. This year, to tie into the museum’s Reigning Men: Fashion in Menswear exhibit, the film series’ theme is ‘Best Dressed’ From the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood cinema to the elegance of modern-day movies, costumes have the power to bring a character to life or capture a moment in history. This summer we’re rolling out the red carpet in celebration of Oscar’s Best Dressed.

The We Are Movie Geeks gang always goes to these, so if you wanna hang with the cool kids,
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Giveaway: Win Collateral Beauty Starring Will Smith on Blu-ray and Digital (3 Winners)

Warner Bros. and director David Frankel's Collateral Beauty starring Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley and Edward Norton was recently released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

We have teamed up with Warner Home Entertainment to offer three readers each a copy of the Collateral Beauty Blu-ray and Digital combo pack in this giveaway.

For a chance to win one simply fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

When a successful New York ad executive suffers a personal tragedy and retreats from life, his friends devise a drastic plan to reach him before he loses everything. Pushing him to the very edge, they force him to confront
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Giveaway: Win Collateral Beauty Starring Will Smith on Blu-ray and Digital (3 Winners)

Warner Bros. and director David Frankel's Collateral Beauty starring Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley and Edward Norton was recently released on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital.

We have teamed up with Warner Home Entertainment to offer three readers each a copy of the Collateral Beauty Blu-ray and Digital combo pack in this giveaway.

For a chance to win one simply fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

When a successful New York ad executive suffers a personal tragedy and retreats from life, his friends devise a drastic plan to reach him before he loses everything. Pushing him to the very edge, they force him to confront
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Emma Stone and Jonah Hill's Sweet 'Superbad' Moment and 6 Other Epic Reunions at the 2017 SAG Awards

This year's Screen Actors Guild Awards was a night of passion, politics, emotions, surprises and even some awesome cast reunions! Here are some of our favorite moments where former co-stars reconnected during the night's star-studded show.

1. Superbad

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After Emma Stone's super sweet (but nervous) acceptance speech left her a bit frazzled, her Superbad co-star Jonah Hill couldn't help but laugh as he escorted her backstage with a comforting arm around her shoulder.

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Photos: Favorite Movie Cast Reunions

2. The Help

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Stone also reunited with her former The Help co-star, Octavia Spencer, while Bryce Dallas Howard and Viola Davis were all smiles as they posed together on the red carpet.

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Watch: Taraji P. Henson Brings Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae to Tears With 'Hidden Figures' SAG Awards Speech

3. Arrested Development

Tony Hale, Jeffrey Tambor and Alia Shawkat -- who starred as Buster Bluth, George (and Oscar
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‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Is Coming To Broadway With Music By Elton John

The Devil Wears Prada is being adapted into a Broadway musical. This new version will take its inspiration from both the book by Lauren Weisberger and the 2006 movie directed by David Frankel and staring Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep. The story follows the life of Andrea “Andy” Sachs, a recent journalism graduate, after she […]

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‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Musical Coming to Broadway From Elton John and Paul Rudnick

‘The Devil Wears Prada’ Musical Coming to Broadway From Elton John and Paul Rudnick
The Devil Wears Prada is a title we all know. It was a hit book, then a hit movie, and then David Frankel‘s movie proved to have legs, remaining today just as enjoyable, quotable, and as well liked as it was back in 2006, when it made over $300 million at the worldwide box office. Now author […]

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Lucas Belvaux’s ‘This Is Our Land’ Rocks the Boat in France, Angers Far-Right Leaders

Lucas Belvaux’s ‘This Is Our Land’ Rocks the Boat in France, Angers Far-Right Leaders
One of France’s rare movies examining homegrown populism and the country’s own brand of far-right politics in a non-comical way, Lucas Belvaux’s “This is Our Land” has managed to rock the boat even before its theatrical release next month.

The movie, which portrays a charismatic 30-something single mother (Emilie Dequenne) who gets “hired” by the far-right party to become its representative in an underprivileged town in Northern France, has sparked uproar within the real-life National Front party.

Marine Le Pen, the party president who is also a leading contender in the French presidential election, and her right-hand man, Florian Philippot, contend that “This is Our Land” caricatures them and was financed by the Socialist party to damage the image of the National Front before the election in May. The National Front’s attorney went as far as to accuse the film’s producers of being disciples of Goebbels,
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Some of Our Favorite Variety Stories From 2016

Some of Our Favorite Variety Stories From 2016
This year, entertainment gifted unforgettable performances often from unexpected places, changed the way we thought about politics, and gave us a chance to revel in the enduring relevance of pop culture standbys. With that, we close the year with a look back at some of our favorite stories from 2016.

The Devil Wears Prada’ Turns 10: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt Tell All

“‘The Devil Wears Prada’ wasn’t an easy strut down the catwalk for Hollywood, as Variety learned in an oral history with the film’s stars and executives. It took Fox several years to bring the project to the big screen. Even after earning a greenlight, director David Frankel was a ball of nerves during the first half of the 55-day-shoot in New York.”

Michelle Obama Interview: How Flotus Used Pop Culture Stardom to Make an Impact

Michelle Obama, 52, calls herself ‘a product of pop culture.
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Some of Our Favorite Variety Stories From 2016

Some of Our Favorite Variety Stories From 2016
This year, entertainment gifted unforgettable performances often from unexpected places, changed the way we thought about politics, and gave us a chance to revel in the enduring relevance of pop culture standbys. With that, we close the year with a look back at some of our favorite stories from 2016.

The Devil Wears Prada’ Turns 10: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt Tell All

“‘The Devil Wears Prada’ wasn’t an easy strut down the catwalk for Hollywood, as Variety learned in an oral history with the film’s stars and executives. It took Fox several years to bring the project to the big screen. Even after earning a greenlight, director David Frankel was a ball of nerves during the first half of the 55-day-shoot in New York.”

Michelle Obama Interview: How Flotus Used Pop Culture Stardom to Make an Impact

Michelle Obama, 52, calls herself ‘a product of pop culture.’ She
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Collateral Beauty movie review: there is no beauty in this

MaryAnn’s quick take… Appalling and sadistic. How can anyone who is not a sociopath look at this horrible attempt at feel-good fantasy and say, “This is fine, this is healthy”? I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

My god, it’s like we’re living not only in the darkest timeline but in the mirror universe, the one where there is no pity or mercy and the central driving human emotion is self-serving cruelty. This holiday season, Hollywood has given us the creepy, rapey Passengers to serve as a grand romance, and it has given us the sadistic Collateral Beauty to serve as a feel-good fantasy. What has become of us? It cannot bode any good thing about the current state of humanity that the manufacturer and reflector of our sweeping cultural hopes and dreams
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Win movie merchandise with Collateral Beauty

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To mark the release of Collateral Beauty on 26th December, we’ve been given goodies to give away to 5 lucky winners, including an official Collateral Beauty domino set, duffle bag, T-shirt, key chain, silver picture frame, stationary set, scarf and a beanie!

Collateral Beauty Interviews

When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it’s not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

From Oscar-winning director David Frankel, the thought-provoking drama “Collateral Beauty” features an all-star cast, including Will Smith (“Suicide Squad,” “Concussion”), Edward Norton (“Birdman or [The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance]”), Keira Knightley
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Exclusive: Collateral Beauty director David Frankel on working with such a talented cast

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Author: Stefan Pape

Having made us all cry uncontrollably in Marley & Me, director David Frankel returns now with another profound drama, this time presenting Collateral Beauty, which hits cinemas across the UK on Boxing Day 26th December.

We sat down with the filmmaker to discuss his latest project, and the joy in working with such a talented cast – which includes the likes of Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton and Helen Mirren. He also speaks about the future, and what he has lined up.

If you missed them you can see our coverage from the Collateral Beauty European Premiere where we spoke with Will Smith, Naomie Harris, Helen Mirren and Edward Norton in our film interviews post here. You can also read our review of the movie by clicking here.

Collateral Beauty Synopsis

When a successful New York advertising executive (Will Smith) suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life.
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Collateral Beauty Review

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Author: Stefan Pape

It’s Christmas. This means we get treated to enchanting, moving pictures that thrive in the notion of giving, of love, peppered with a sense of surrealism, which can breed such wondrous, heartwarming slices of cinema that enrich the festive period, and give us plenty of films to indulge in over and over again, passing them down to the next generation and feeling rewarded from witnessing their faces light up in the same ways ours once did, and still do. Then you get get a good dollop of reindeer shit (Love Actually) across the Christmas period, contrived, mawkish films (Love Actually) that strive to be magical and yet feel as nauseous as you might after accidentally chomping in to a Brussels sprout. Which brings us to David Frankel’s Collateral Beauty.

Collateral Beauty Interviews

Will Smith plays Howard, an advertising executive who loses his daughter. Unable to
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Rogue One Earns Massive $155.5M Opening Weekend

Rogue One Earns Massive $155.5M Opening Weekend
After a 10-year drought of Star Wars movies, fans have been treated to two new adventures in as many years, both of which have been wildly successful, with no end in sight to this hallowed franchise. Star Wars: The Force Awakens opened with a box office record debut of $247.9 million, en route to an all-time domestic record of $936.6 million and a worldwide gross of $2.06 billion, the third highest ever behind Titanic ($2.1 billion) and Avatar ($2.7 billion). This year, LucasFilm released the first ever theatrical spin-off, Rogue One: A Star Wars story, which was projected to take in $130 million in its domestic opening weekend, and $350 million worldwide. The spin-off actually exceeded its domestic projections with $155.5 million, but fell just short of its global predictions with $290.5 million.

Box Office Mojo reports that Rogue One opened in 4,157 theaters, for an impressive $37,287, and the spin-off was also a hit with critics, earning a solid 84% on Rotten Tomatoes.
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‘Collateral Beauty’ Review Roundup: Will Smith Film Is A Clichéd Mess

Collateral Beauty hit theaters on Friday, and the film has received nothing but terrible reviews. While this film has a star-studded cast, its fantastical and tragic themes fail to pull at your heartstrings. Director David Frankel and writer Allan Loeb create a story that focuses on the life of a man named Howard Inlet (Will […]

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Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Shoots to $71 Million on Friday

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Shoots to $71 Million on Friday
Rogue One” is the name of the weekend, as the Disney and Lucasfilm property has bagged $71.1 million at 4,157 locations after tallying Friday grosses. The film earned the biggest Thursday preview number of the year with $29 million and is heading for an opening weekend in the $145 to $150 million range.

Most competitors have backed away from opening a film against “Rogue One” with the exception of Warner Bros. and New Line’s “Collateral Beauty” co-financed by Village Roadshow. The film, starring Will Smith is off to slow start with only $2.4 million on Friday at 3,028 theaters.

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Film Review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Rogue One” is the eighth movie in the Star Wars franchise, but the first to be billed as a standalone film. The story, though, is set within the timeline of the first seven — shortly before the events of 1977’s original “Star Wars” and key characters including Darth
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Film Review: There is Little Beauty to Be Found in ‘Collateral Beauty’

Chicago – Charles Dickens once said, “Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” Seeing the trailer for “Collateral Beauty,” it’s obvious this is the theme of the film, but it is also the theme of this review. My “blessing” to you is the foresight not to waste your time with this film.

Rating: 1.0/5.0

It becomes painfully apparent that this film’s goal is to make you cry. It doesn’t care when it happens or how frequently it happens, but its sole mission is to get you to shed some tears. How does it do it early on? By introducing one of the saddest things that can happen to a person, more specifically a parent. The slow, painful death of a child is a probably the worst experience anyone can imagine having to go through,
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Review: ‘Collateral Beauty’ is a Clumsy, Misguided Drama

Collateral Beauty is soggy garbage intended to make you cry, but it’s so clumsy in its manipulations that you almost feel sorry for it, the way you would if you realized the mugger trying to take your money was holding a fake knife and was actually two kids in a trench coat. You thought this would work? You would think. Bless your dumb heart.

It’s the story of Howard (Will Smith), the head of an advertising agency, who has been a depressed zombie since the death of his daughter two years ago. His business partners — who are also his best friends; it’s important for you to remember that — can’t get him to engage in the business anymore, and they’re losing clients. They want him to sell the company before it goes under, but he refuses to discuss it, or anything else. He just stands in his office all day,
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