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We are excited to announce the premiere of a new Begin Again trailer, from The Weinstein Company. Director John Carney follows up his critically-acclaimed debut Once with this new musical drama, centering on a struggling musician (Keira Knightley) who connects with a downtrodden record label executive (Mark Ruffalo) during a New York City summer. Adam Levine, Hailee Steinfeld, Yasiin Bey and Catherine Keener round out the all-star cast in this critically-acclaimed drama, which is currently playing in theaters nationwide following a successful limited release.
The latest film from writer-director John Carney (Once), Begin Again is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, »
It's one-on-one podcast time this week. Nathaniel and Nick discuss two movies they're sympatico on (Begin Again and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and one which halfway divides them (Snowpiercer).
You can listen at the bottom of the post or download the conversation on iTunes. Continue the conversation in the comments.
00:01 Intro & Scene Stealing
14:00 Why we're not talking Boyhood. Plus the difficulty of grading ambitious movies.
45:00 "Lost Stars"
What is this picture doing here? You'll have to listen to find out.
- NATHANIEL R
Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing is to open this year's London Film Festival
The Imitation Game is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.
The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, TV’s Sherlock) as Alan Turing and Keira Knightley (Atonement) as close friend and fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke, alongside a top notch cast including Matthew Goode (A Single Man), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Charles Dance (Gosford Park, TV’s Game of Thrones), Allen Leech (In Fear, TV’s Downton Abbey »
Say When (being released in the Us under its original title Laggies) is set to open across the UK through Icon Film Distribution on 10th October. Directed by Lynn Shelton (Your Sister’S Sister; Hump Day; Touchy Feely), Say When received its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It stars Keira Knightley (Begin Again; Atonement; A Dangerous Method), Chloe Grace Moretz (If Stay; Kick-ass; Kick-ass 2) and Sam Rockwell (The Way, Way Back; Moon; Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind).
Megan (Knightley) is 28 going on 14. Whilst her oldest friends are settling down and starting families, Megan prefers to be the bridesmaid to the bride, the godmother to the actual mother. When her boyfriend Anthony proposes to her, Megan runs away from grown up life for a while and hides out with her new friend, high school student Annika (Moretz). There follows a week of reliving the ups and downs of teenage life, »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
A hugely satisfying ode to entrepreneurial creativity, and a glorious love letter to New York City and the art it inspires. I love this movie so much. I’m “biast” (pro): love the cast
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
I love this movie so much. Partly for how it demonstrates how little a movie has to deviate from an oh-so-repetitive format to come up with something fresh and exciting but also still comfortable and comforting. And partly for being so radical in a few attitudes while it’s being comfortable and comforting.
I mean, writer-director John Carney — who got famous with Once, and this is even better — only has to switch things up a little bit to upend our expectations about a movie. Like how he first introduces us to English songwriter Gretta (Keira Knightley [Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Anna Karenina], doing her own very »
- MaryAnn Johanson
The Pirates of the Caribbean almost sunk Zoe Saldana's acting career. The now-pregnant actress, 36, sat down for an extended interview with The Hollywood Reporter, which ran on Wednesday, July 23, and admitted that filming the 2003 blockbuster was traumatic. Saldana appeared in the hugely successful action-adventure flick as a female pirate named Anamaria, starring alongside Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp, and Keira Knightley. "Those weren't the right people for me -- I'm not talking about the cast," she told the Hollywood Reporter. "The cast was great. I'm talking [...] »
Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley try to decode secret Nazi messages in the first trailer for World War II drama The Imitation Game. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Britsh mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and computer scientist Alan Turing. Let’s just put it this way, that computer you’re using to read this post, well if not for his work […]
An incendiary radio show causes quite a stir in the first full trailer for racially charged satire Dear White People. Photos Sundance 2014: Exclusive Portraits of Aaron Paul, Kristen Stewart, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana and More in Park City The film centers on four black students at an elite university where riots have broken out in response to the campus' African American-themed party. The trailer proves that not everyone is pleased when the host of a college radio show called Dear White People then decides to run for student-body president and "bring black back." Tessa Thompson (Copper, Veronica Mars),
- Ryan Gajewski
New York City's Museum of Modern Art was the setting of celebration on Tuesday night — and while art patrons feted the opening of a new exhibit with cocktails in the courtyard, film fans headed one flight downstairs for the premiere screening of A Most Wanted Man, featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman in his last major role. Photos Sundance 2014: Exclusive Portraits of Aaron Paul, Kristen Stewart, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana and More in Park City "The quality of the performance keeps surprising you — you know he's good, but you never realize he's that good," director Anton Corbijn told The
- Ashley Lee
The upcoming 2014 Toronto Film Festival has unveiled a starry slate of films hoping to make their way into the Oscar race this year. New photos from the fest's lineup have been released featuring Chris Evans -- also making his directorial debut -- in "Before I Go"; Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall in "The Judge"; Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley in "The Imitation Game"; Kate Winslet in Alan Rickman's "A Little Chaos," and Al Pacino in "The Humbling." Plus, Julianne Moore, Chris Rock, Aubrey Plaza, Kevin Costner, Omar Sy, Ethan Hawke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jennifer Aniston, Octavia Spencer, Kristin Scott Thomas, Adam Driver, Maggie Smith, Kevin Kline and many more. Related: 'Wild,' 'The Judge' and 'The Equalizer' among initial 2014 Toronto Film Festival premieres The Toronto Film Festival runs September 4-14. Check out the new photos below. »
- Dave Lewis
The Weinstein Company just unveiled the trailer for "The Imitation Game," starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and Mark Strong. Check it out below. Plot: Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal. The new movie is directed by Morten Tyldum and is set to hit theaters on November 21st. Trailer: »
Plink. Plink. Plink. Plink. Plink. What’s that? Oh, just the sound that signals that a serious, dangerous, historical trailer is coming on through (consider it on par with the “brrrrannngghhh” of setting a mood). Plink. Plink. Pllllunk. The Imitation Game is indeed serious, dangerous, and historical — fortunately for all involved, it also looks pretty good. After years of development back and forth (remember when Leonardo DiCaprio was going to star in this?), Graham Moore‘s Black List script about the life of Alan Turing (“the father of computer science”) is finally an actual movie with a bunch of actual stars and enough street cred to push it into “hey, maybe we need to think about awards or whatever” territory. Cool beans, and maybe it will get kids interested in computer science! It’s a win-win! (Although we wonder what kind of kids will be checking out the historical Benedict Cumberbatch film this fall, but »
- Kate Erbland
Ready to see Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch turn into World War II code crackers? The trailer of the actors' newest release, The Imitation Game, has been released, and it looks as if it will please both wartime-film fans and lovers of good sleuth movies. The project stars Benedict as Alan Turing, the real-life British mathematician who cracked the German Enigma Code and helped the Allies win WWII. The movie also stars Matthew Goode and Downton Abbey's Allen Leech. Catch The Imitation Game when it hits theaters on Nov. 21. »
- Maria Mercedes Lara
Studio Canal and The Weinstein Company have released two trailers for Benedict Cumberbatch's intense World War II thriller The Imitation Game. The actor plays plays the brilliant yet troubled mathematician, logician, cryptologist, and computer scientist Alan Turing.
This looks like it will be a hell of a great movie, and it's based on the true story that follows Turing as he leads "the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII. Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal."
- Joey Paur
Cumberbatch plays celebrated WWII code breaker Alan Turing who was credited at breaking the German Enigma code and influenced modern-day computing. Working with his brilliant team in a top secret location, the film depicts how they saved thousands of people’s lives, which has been said to have played some significance in shortening the war.
It initially showcases at the London Film Festival on 8th October, and then it’s released in UK cinemas nationwide from 14th November.
Source: StudioCanalUK »
- Louise Tooth
This fall, the incredible story of British mathematician Alan Turing will hit the silver screen in Morten Tyldum‘s The Imitation Game. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, the film tells the story of Turning, a cryptologist who created a machine that cracked the German Enigma Code and thus helped the Allies win World War II. Leading a team of devoted brilliant minds, Turning saved thousands of lives by discovering the algorithm that broke the Nazi’s code. Soon after the war, he was prosecuted by the U.K. government for homosexual acts, which the country deemed illegal at the time. This heart-wrenching story of self-exploration and courage will have you rooting for Turning, and cheering Cumberbatch on come award season. Anything to get him back on the Oscar red carpet, right?
The Imitation Game will hit theaters November 21. Check it out above.
[Photo Credit: Getty images] »
- Diane Cho
British mathematician Alan Turing had the tough job during World War II of deciphering Nazi codes, a task that ultimately helped lead to the Allied victory. But Turing’s life wasn’t smooth sailing even after his huge success: He was later prosecuted for being gay, then considered a crime.
Benedict Cumberbatch plays Turing in the upcoming The Imitation Game, which documents Turing’s race against time during the war and his life before and after. Directed by Morten Tyldum, the film also features Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, and Mark Strong.
The Imitation Game arrives in theaters November 21. »
- Ariana Bacle
Sources say that Elba would play a Merlin-esque figure who trains and mentors Arthur.
Plot details are under wraps with the film set to bow on July 22, 2016.
Warners had always planned to go out with a straight offer for Elba’s role, but for the part of Arthur, the plan is to begin putting out test offers next week to actors who would test the first week of August.
Ritchie has been meeting with actors over the past few months, and sources say some of the thesps had expected to receive those offers soon, though their identities are still unknown.
- Justin Kroll
Alan Turing was a brilliant British mathematician who helped crack the Nazi's Enigma code, significantly helping the Allies win World War II, only to be prosecuted for homosexuality after the war. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Turing in The Imitation Game. The film co-stars Keira Knightley and lots of other recognizable British actors (like an expectedly dickish Twyin Lannister). It opens on November 21. We're not Sherlock Holmes, but we can deduce someone's looking for an Oscar nomination.Here's the U.K. trailer that also went live today: »
- Jesse David Fox
The Weinstein Co. has released the first trailer for “The Imitation Game,” four months before its Nov. 21 release in the U.S.
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the crypotgrapher and mathematician who cracked the German “Enigma Code” during WWII.
“We’re going to break an unbreakable Nazi Code and win the war,” he tells fellow code-breaker Joan Clarke, played by Keira Knightley.
Turing was later prosecuted by the British government in the early 1950s for being a homosexual. Morten Tyldum directs “The Imitation Game,” which was announced Monday as the opening film in the 58th BFI London Film Festival on Oct. 8.
TWC picked up the U.S. rights for a reported $7 million earlier this year at the Berlin Film Festival.
- Dave McNary
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