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Last night, CBS served up the new promo/spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "The Good Wife" episode 2 of season 7, and it offers up new looks at some pretty drama-filled and interesting stuff as Eli is spotted getting heavily threatened. Some chick shows Alicia a huge amount of disrespect, and more! The episode is title, "Innocents." In the new, 2nd episode official description: Alicia will argue a complex museum vandalism case that involves photographs a mother took of her son, and considers enlisting the help of investigator Jason Crouse (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Also, Cary will have to deal with partner Howard Lyman's inappropriate conduct towards the younger associates at the offices of Lockhart, Agos & Lee. Amy Irving guest stars as photographer Phyllis Zovatto and Mamie Gummer returns as attorney Nancy Crozier. Episode 2 is scheduled to air on Sunday night, October 11th at 8pm central time on CBS. »
Recently, CBS served up the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Good Wife" episode 2 of season 7. The episode is entitled, "Innocents," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty interesting stuff go down as a complicated museum vandalism case becomes the main focus for Alicia. Cary has to deal with problems from partner Howard Lyman, and more. In the new, 2nd episode press release: Alicia Interviews Potential Investigators To Assist In A Complex Museum Vandalism Case, On "The Good Wife," Sunday, Oct. 11. Press release number 2: Alicia will argue a complex museum vandalism case that involves photographs a mother took of her son, and considers enlisting the help of investigator Jason Crouse (Jeffrey Dean Morgan). Also, Cary is going to have to have to deal with partner Howard Lyman's inappropriate conduct towards the younger associates at the offices of Lockhart, Agos & Lee. Amy Irving »
- Andre Braddox
There’s some good stuff here, like the prickly relationships between women at odds with one another, but too much feels too contrived to fully satisfy. I’m “biast” (pro): love Meryl Streep; desperate for movies about women
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
So it turns out that Ricki and the Flash is almost the same movie as Danny Collins, except where Al Pacino got to be a ridiculously wealthy aging rock star who could throw tons of money at his estranged family in order to win them back — which works, of course, even though it shouldn’t — Meryl Streep gets to be a poor musician in a house band in a mostly empty suburban Los Angeles watering hole, playing cover tunes and going bankrupt, with no money to throw at her estranged family in order to win them back. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
★★★☆☆ What does a Jonathan Demme film look like? From features to docs to television, he has an old studio player's utilitarian work ethic; restless and unfussy. Aside from the musical fixation, there's little in the way of recurring thematic concerns or visual tics. To rephrase the question, where is the auteur in Jonathan Demme? His new film, Ricki and the Flash (2015), gives us the answer almost immediately. The camera tracks a man into a bar then pulls up to find the band playing on stage. We switch between band and audience throughout the song - the shared bonhomie of musical communion. It is a kind of unspoken, unassuming connection that makes a Jonathan Demme film.
It's there in his great concert films - David Byrne practically can-canning his way through the jauntier numbers of Stop Making Sense (1984), engerising the band around him. It's in the trajectory of his three Neil Young films, »
- CineVue UK
A return to form for director Jonathan Demme
Meryl Streep plays a blinder in this sharp, funny and oddly moving story of an ageing rocker attempting to reconnect with her estranged daughter. Streep is Linda, nee “Ricki”, front-person of bar-blues covers band the Flash, recently reduced to adding songs by Pink and Lady Gaga to their repertoire of 60s and 70s classic rock. When former husband Pete (Kevin Kline) calls to say their daughter Julie (Mamie Gummer) is in trouble, California-based Ricki heads to Indianapolis, where festering family feuds and old wounds await.
Written with warmth and wit, Diablo Cody’s script largely eschews the arch teen quips of Juno and Jennifer’s Body to build upon the more mature themes of 2011’s underrated Young Adult. The film is full of rocky marriages (Ricki walked out on Pete decades ago, Julie has been dumped by her cheating husband, and Ricki »
- Mark Kermode, Observer film critic
Meryl Streep continues to mix-up her film roles with a turn as an ageing rocker in the latest comedy drama Ricki and the Flash, from writer Diablo Cody (Juno), and director Jonathan Demme (Rachel Getting Married, Silence of the Lambs).
The film starts with Ricki Rendazzo (Streep) performing to a small crowd with her band of many years, the Flash. Ricki is a fifty-something woman who walked out on her family; husband Pete (Kevin Kline), and sons Josh and Adam, as well as troubled daughter Julie (played by Streep’s real-life daughter Mamie Gummer). When Julie’s health and well-being takes a turn for the worse, Ricki must travel back to her home town of Indiana to quite literally ‘face the music,’ with the hope of finding »
- Paul Heath
Diablo Cody penned the script, following a theme of grownups acting like kids and vice versa (with credits including Juno and Young Adult) and it is Streep's natural warm glow that keeps the eponymous Ricki from seeming too cool and self-indulgent. And she has a pretty good rock voice, too.
Leather-clad and draped in chains and wild hair, Ricki will not be tamed, but her chaotic life translates to a rather unruly script by Cody that director Jonathan Demme struggles to iron out. It's sometimes fun and sometimes a bit awkward beginning with Ricki's grand introduction, on stage at a not-so-happening bar in the San Fernando Valley. Dreams of performing at Madison Square Garden with her band, The Flash, are long behind her, but »
This feminist-lite film about a mother-daughter relationship is fun, in an Aor-ish way, thanks to smart direction and some 80s music nostalgia
Like those 80s nostalgia gigs, this is something of an old pro’s show: Jonathan Demme directing a lite-feminist Diablo Cody script about a gigging rocker (Meryl Streep) recalled to Squaresville, Indianapolis, to console her soon-to-be-divorced daughter.
The resultant pass-agg sniping suggests a sister film to Demme’s barbed Rachel Getting Married, although Streep’s presence inevitably softens the edges: the ferociously dishevelled offspring (Mamie Gummer, Streep’s actual daughter) is soon made over, and the final act installs a jukebox of all-American hits where the plot should be.
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- Mike McCahill
We all get embarrassed my our parents – it’s completely inevitable. But what if your mother was Meryl Streep? Changes things up a little huh? Well, we asked Mamie Gummer if that’s even possible for her, in the build up to the release of Ricki and the Flash – where she collaborates with Streep. Gummer
- Stefan Pape
The Oscar-winning screenwriter lives the quiet life these days, after being ‘traumatised’ by the success of Juno. She talks about staying out of the spotlight and the joy of writing romances for older characters
Diablo Cody’s new movie stars Meryl Streep and Streep’s own daughter, Mamie Gummer, as mother and daughter. It marks the reunion of Streep and Kevin Kline for only the second time since Sophie’s Choice (after A Prairie Home Companion). But all Cody wants to talk about is Rick Springfield, who plays Streep’s on-again-off-again boyfriend, the strummer in her character’s bar band.
“I’m just obsessed with Rick Springfield! I think everybody was by the time we wrapped. There’s just something about rock stars, they’re way cooler than movie people to me. He just exudes the rock-star charisma and I want to be his friend so badly. The guy can really shred! »
- John Patterson
Film makers wishing to explore the life of celebrated individuals can often be thwarted by the lack of material, particularly when said individual is a most private person who did not make themselves easily accessible. And often those closest, be they family or long-time friends “circle the wagons” around this potential cinematic subject. This may have been a big problem for the people behind this new film, a look at the all-too brief life of celebrated, but very private, writer David Foster Wallace. Fortunately access was granted via David Lipsky and his best seller “Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself”. But as you’ll see, this film is not the standard movie bio, not a “rags to riches”, birth to stardom tale. It’s the story of the friendship between the two Daves, struck up in just a few short days, specifically at The End Of The Tour. »
- Jim Batts
Meryl Streep’s Ricki and the Flash hits our shores next month, and we have an exclusive clip for your viewing pleasure, as Streep and Rick Springfield share a heartbreaking moment in between all the family drama and musical numbers. Released: September 4th Synopsis: In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer; Rick Springfield, portraying a Flash member in love with Ricki; Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband; and Audra McDonald as Kline’s new wife. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
The End Of The Tour tells the story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter and novelist David Lipsky (Jesse Eisenberg) and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace (Jason Segel), which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, “Infinite Jest.”
As the days go on, a tenuous yet intense relationship seems to develop between journalist and subject. The two men bob and weave around each other, sharing laughs and also possibly revealing hidden frailties – but it’s never clear how truthful they are being with each other. Ironically, the interview was never published, and five days of audiotapes were packed away in Lipsky’s closet. The two men did not meet again.
The film is based on Lipsky’s critically acclaimed memoir “Although Of »
- Movie Geeks
Ricki And The Flash Sony Pictures Entertainment/TriStar Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten for Shockya. Databased on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade: A- Director: Jonathan Demme Screenwriter: Diablo Cody Cast: Mamie Gummer, Meryl Streep, Sebastian Stan, Rick Springfield, Kevin Kline Screened at: NYC, 8/3/15 Opens: August 7, 2015 With “Ricki and the Flash” director Jonathan Demme and scripter Diablo Cody ask: can a woman who abandons her husband, daughter and two sons during what should have been the best years of their lives regain their love and trust by providing them with one of the most original wedding presents that a mom could give? While this makes the movie sound like a soap [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
Fox's Fantastic Four got a Thing-like pummeling at the box office with a $26.2M first outing, allowing Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation to take #1 for the second weekend in a row with $29.4M. Fantastic's $6,558 take per screen underwhelmed across the board and it doesn't look like the Josh Trank-directed film has any hopes of turning things around. The film earned a dismal "C-" Cinemascore, a very low grade for what is supposed to be a summer blockbuster. Pixels, for heaven's sake, earned a "B." The top 12, with $121.7M, was 30.1% lower than last year in this frame ($174.2) when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles surprised with a $65.6M opening weekend and Guardians of the Galaxy had the best 2nd weekend of the summer of 2014, hauling in $42.1M. They contributed to a first ever $1B August, something extremely unlikely to be repeated this year. As for Fantastic Four one has to go back »
- Keith Simanton <email@example.com>
Emily Owens, M.D.
Created by Jennie Snyder Urman
Aired on The CW for 1 season (13 episodes) from October 16, 2012 – February 5, 2013
Aja Naomi King as Cassandra Kopelson
Kelly McCreary as Tyra Dupre
Michael Rady as Micah Barnes
Nicar Zadega as Gina Bandari
Former awkward teen and current medical school graduate Emily Owens begins her internship at Denver Memorial Hospital, where she will be trained under a well renowned surgeon, working side by side with her male friend crush, and making a fresh start for herself, leaving her dorky history behind her. That is, until she learns that she’ll also be working with her high school tormentor, who is intent to remind Emily of her place in the social ladder. Now Emily must compete for »
- Jean Pierre Diez
Written by Diablo Cody
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme must enjoy weddings. His last theatrical endeavor, Rachel Getting Married, focused on the chaos one family is thrown into after a daughter returns home for rehab for her sister’s wedding. Ricki and the Flash takes the same fractured family dynamic, but the wrecking ball this time is mom. Ricki Rendazzo (Meryl Streep), left her husband and three kids behind when she decided to chase her dreams to be a musician years ago. Flash forward a couple of decades and Ricki’s life hasn’t matched up with her dreams.
Along with her local bar band, The Flash, Ricki performs covers of Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and U2. Has-beens have had bigger career moments, so it would be more accurate to say that Ricki is a never-was, still bagging groceries during the light of day. »
- Colin Biggs
Three big films this weekend, we have the superhero flick .Fantastic Four,. the mystery-thriller .The Gift,. and the musical rom-com .Ricki and the Flash. featuring Meryl Streep. Which one is my pick of the week? Take a look:
Official .Fantastic Four. Synopsis:
Fantastic Four, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel's original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. (C) Fox
Official .The Gift. Synopsis:
Simon and Robyn are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon's high school sends their world into a harrowing tailspin. Simon doesn't recognize Gordo at first, but after a series »
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