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Top 10 Musicals That Should Be Made Into Movies

20 October 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

There are two upcoming movie musicals that, for a long time, I've wanted to make into motion pictures, should someone with money be willing to give me the funds to make them -- Into The Woods and The Last 5 Years. I'm both nervous and excited to see how directors Rob Marshall and Richard Lagravenese, respectfully, have interpreted the material I hold so close to my heart. I am especially nervous for Into The Woods, given Marshall's less than impressive track record. If someone is going to screw up something I cherish, it should be me. Of course, there are far more than two musicals I have a deep connection to. Some have already been made into films, like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and Les Miserables, but there is a vast collection of musicals I have thought could make fantastic films, but have never been made. »

- Mike Shutt

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New Trailer, Posters & Social Movement from Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken

16 October 2014 1:05 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Defy the odds with a new trailer & posters from director Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken. Based on the incredible true story of former Olympian & WWII hero Louis Zamperini, the upcoming epic drama starring Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Miyavi, Garrett Hedlund & Finn Wittrock opens in theaters on December 25th, 2014.

(Yahoo Movies)

Universal Pictures has launched the #IAmUnbroken project inspired by Louis Zamperini’s indomitable spirit. With his determination and resilience, Zamperini exemplified the strength of the human spirit to overcome any obstacle and remain Unbroken.

The #IAmUnbroken social movement works to spread inspiring stories of triumph over adversity, reminding us to live every day to the fullest and to never doubt the resilience of the human soul. To share your own #IAmUnbroken stories, or that of a loved one, visit www.IAmUnbroken.com.

By uploading videos, photos, and social media posts with hashtag #IAmUnbroken, a few select stories will be chosen »

- Michelle McCue

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Latest Unbroken Trailer Online

16 October 2014 12:27 PM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

For Unbroken, her latest stint behind the camera, Angelina Jolie has picked an emotional and occasionally harrowing true story: that of American icon Louis Zamperini. The latest trailer for the biopic, which is already drawing awards talk, is now online.‘71’s Jack O’Connell is the star of the film as the younger Zamperini brother, a ne'er-do-well-turned-la high-school athlete who raced in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. During World War II, his Air Force plane crashed in the Pacific, leaving him without food and water for 28 days, enduring shark attacks, starvation and strafing by enemy planes. He eventually ended up on a Japanese island behind enemy lines, where he was held as a prisoner of war for two years and tortured by his captors.Working from a script that has seen contributions from William Nicholson, Richard Lagravenese and the Coen brothers, Jolie has rounded up a cast that also includes Domhnall Gleeson, »

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Inspirational Trailer for Angelina Jolie's WWII Movie Unbroken

16 October 2014 12:26 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

A third trailer has been released Angelina Jolie's upcoming World War II movie Unbroken. It tells the true story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini, an Olympian and war hero who survived 47 days in a raft with two other crewmen after it crashed in the ocean. They were then captured by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. This movie tells the inspirational story of heroism and the journey this man went through to survive his trials. 

Jack O’Connell plays Zamperini in the film, and Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock play Phil and Mac, who are the other two airmen that Zamperini endured several weeks with on the raft in the Pacific. The movie also stars Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as POWs "who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment," and Japanese actor Miyavi as a "brutal camp guard known only to the prisoners  as 'The Bird. »

- Joey Paur

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New Trailer Hits for Angelina Jolie's 'Unbroken'

16 October 2014 10:14 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Universal Pictures has released the new trailer for director Angelina Jolie's Unbroken.

Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII—only to be caught by the Japanese Navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book, Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit.

Starring alongside O’Connell are Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock as Phil and Mac—the airmen with whom Zamperini endured perilous weeks adrift in the open Pacific—Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Preview: Mid-Week With the 50th Chicago International Film Festival

13 October 2014 6:34 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – The 50th Chicago International Film Festival of 2014 gets into gear this week, with a line-up of films from all over the world. The festival breaks down these films in several categories, including the Main Competition, New Directors, Docufest, Out-Look (Lgbt), World Cinema, After Dark and Spotlight Scandinavia.

HollywoodChicago.com contributors Nick Allen and Patrick McDonald have been sampling the best of the festival, and offers this preview of the first midweek selections in the two week cinema extravaganza. Each capsule is designated with Na (Nick Allen) or Pm (Patrick McDonald), to indicate the author.

Centerpiece Film “The Last 5 Years

Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick in ‘The Last 5 Years

Photo credit: Chicago International Film Festival

The musical is back, featuring Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick belting out tunes! Based on an Off-Broadway hit that had its roots in Chicago, this all-singing look at a dissolving marriage has moments of inspiration. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Needle in a Haystack; RADiUS Comfort Safdie Bros.’ “Heaven Knows What”

1 October 2014 3:05 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

After landing more audience “friendly” items in Ross Katz’ Adult Beginners and Richard Lagravenese’s The Last 5 Years, RADiUS’ Tom Quinn and Jason Janego have made their third pick-up of the Toronto Int. Film Festival (technically their first post-fest item) with a boundary-pushing/raw street film that blurs the lines between docu and fiction. After world preeming in Venice, and Tiff, the Safdie Bros.’ Heaven Knows What lands at Nyff tomorrow and will be pegged with a second quarter 2015 release.

Gist: Written by Ronald Bronstein and Josh Safdie, this is based on Arielle Holmes’ soon-to-be-published memoir Mad Love in New York City and tells the story of a vagabond couple in NYC battling addiction amidst a manic love affair.

Worth Noting:  Creative members of the Safdies collaborative include Ronald Brownstein, mutli-tasking actress Eleonore Hendricks and for a second outing, Sean Price Williams (Dp on Alex Ross Perry’s films).

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- Eric Lavallee

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‘Humbling,’ ‘Rosewater’ bookend Austin Film Festival

30 September 2014 1:04 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The 2014 Austin Film Festival will open with the U.S. premiere of Barry Levinson’s “The Humbling” on Oct. 23, along with Richard Lagravenese’s “The Last 5 Years,” an adaptation of the Jason Robert Brown musical. Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari will present Stewart’s “Rosewater” to close the festival on Oct. 30.

The Humbling,” (pictured) based a Philip Roth novel of the same name, stars Al Pacino as an aging actor who begins an affair with a much younger woman, played by Greta Gerwig. “The Last 5 Years,” which writer-director Lagravenese will present at the festival, explores a five-year relationship between an ascending novelist, played by Jeremy Jordan, and a struggling actress, played by Anna Kendrick.

Stewart wrote and directed “Rosewater,” based on Bahari’s book “Then They Came for Me” with Aimee Molloy about the Iranian journalist’s experience of as a prisoner in his native country for 118 days »

- Kevin Noonan

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Gilliam Updates "Quixote," "Defective," Laika

19 September 2014 3:33 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

With Terry Gilliam's "The Zero Theorem" finally hitting U.S. cinemas tomorrow, CraveOnline caught up with the filmmaker who offered an update on several of projects. First up, he says there has been movement on his passion project "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote":

"The producer is talking to a couple agents of a couple actors at the moment, and somebody who says they've got the money for us. So these things are happening. Whether it all becomes a reality we'll find out soon."

Gilliam also says he's figured out a new approach to "The Defective Detective," a film about a detective who follows a missing girl into a fictional world:

"We've been talking about something, and I shouldn't say much of anything, but there have been some talks among my former agent [about] resurrecting it in some form or another. I think it's a great script and Richard Lagravenese »

- Garth Franklin

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Contender Countdown: 'Imitation Game' gets the early love for best picture

11 September 2014 9:38 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Toronto — If it's September, not only is it fall film festival time, but it's also time for the return of the Contender Countdown. Yes, your weekly snapshot of the Best Picture race is back and who knew 2014 might actually deliver another real race? By this point last season, the showdown between "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" was well under way. There were some films on the horizon that had a chance at joining the fray, but it never really came to pass. The 2015 season is markedly different. Venice, Telluride and Toronto have ended with only two major contenders having been vetted by pundits and audiences alike, "The Imitation Game" and "Birdman." Neither is the frontrunner yet, although the former may jump into the lead fairly quickly. Toronto's major honor, the People's Choice Award, will be announced on Sunday. Over the past six years three winners went on to win the Best Picture Oscar ("Slumdog Millionaire, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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The Last 5 Years Review | Tiff 2014

11 September 2014 3:05 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Finding a new way to tell a love story is tough.  Relationships are what hold us together, and the wide range of emotions felt throughout them—passion, attraction, anger, jealousy—are what remind us that we are indeed human.  Director Richard Lagravenese’s feature film adaption of the stage musical The Last 5 Years attempts to tell this kind of universal story in a unique fashion, as the story tracks the life of a relationship between a man and a woman from beginning to end simultaneously. We begin at the end from the woman’s point of view, and then trade off every other scene with the man’s point of view, which starts at the beginning of the relationship.  On top of that, the whole thing is a full-on, genuine musical.  While the catchy songs and a fantastic performance from Anna Kendrick make the film enjoyable, some odd directorial »

- Adam Chitwood

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‘The Last 5 Years’, the new musical starring Anna Kendrick, gets its first clip

11 September 2014 8:01 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

With a filmography that includes Up In The Air, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, and End of Watch, actress Anna Kendrick has been seen in a number of genres over the past few years. One of her more notable entries was 2012′s Pitch Perfect, which saw her make a foray into musicals, which she followed up with by signing on to the movie adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical Into The Woods. However, Kendrick will also be seen in The Last 5 Years, an adaptation of the stage musical that follows a couple over the course of their five-year affair. Kendrick takes on the role of Cathy Hyatt in the film, co-starring alongside Betsy Wolfe, who played the role in a 2013 stage revival of the musical, as well as Jeremy Jordan and Natalie Knepp. The film is written and directed by Richard Lagravenese, and made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Tiff 2014: Anna Kendrick sings again in The Last Five Years

10 September 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Anna Kendrick is done with musicals. No really. She swears.

"After the last couple of years, I'm so done singing," says Kendrick. "It's so stressful and so much work. It's like being an athlete. It's something you have to maintain and think about."

But the problem is that Kendrick keeps getting offered parts in musicals she can't turn down. At the Toronto International Film Festival, she premiered The Last Five Years, an independent musical based on Jason Robert Brown's cultishly adored off-Broadway musical about a young couple's out of sync romantic life.

It's almost wall-to-wall singing, alternating parts between Kendrick's aspiring actress and Jeremy Jordan's rising novelist. Directed by Richard Lagravenese (P.S. I Love You), The Last Five Years was received rapturously at its premiere Sunday night by an audience full of devoted fans to the musical. The Weinstein Co.' boutique label Radius acquired the film ahead of Toronto, »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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Tiff 2014: Anna Kendrick sings again in The Last Five Years

10 September 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Anna Kendrick is done with musicals. No really. She swears.

"After the last couple of years, I'm so done singing," says Kendrick. "It's so stressful and so much work. It's like being an athlete. It's something you have to maintain and think about."

But the problem is that Kendrick keeps getting offered parts in musicals she can't turn down. At the Toronto International Film Festival, she premiered The Last Five Years, an independent musical based on Jason Robert Brown's cultishly adored off-Broadway musical about a young couple's out of sync romantic life.

It's almost wall-to-wall singing, alternating parts between Kendrick's aspiring actress and Jeremy Jordan's rising novelist. Directed by Richard Lagravenese (P.S. I Love You), The Last Five Years was received rapturously at its premiere Sunday night by an audience full of devoted fans to the musical. The Weinstein Co.' boutique label Radius acquired the film ahead of Toronto, »

- Cineplex.com and contributors

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5 things we learned from Anna Kendrick about 'The Last 5 Years' (and 'Into the Woods')

10 September 2014 3:50 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Toronto — Anna Kendrick is giving me a look that says, “We are so not doing that again.” For the second time in two weeks, I’ve now stood up from an interview and mistakenly deleted the audio file.* Unlike Jon Stewart in Telluride, however, I have now mentioned this to Kendrick in some bizarre attempt for sympathy (or, perhaps, trying to laugh it off to myself). In any event, she needn’t have worried. She’s got a busy day ahead of her without me in the mix and this is where those veteran reporter skills come in handy now and then. A mad dash to the next venue and you jot down as much as you can remember. In this case, sadly, without the funny quotes. *Not sure if Apple updated the program on the iPhone, but I’m 100% considering going back to old school recorders. More annoying to transcribe, »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Chris Rock's 'Top Five,' other Toronto films land distribution deals (Updated)

10 September 2014 10:05 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

For studios looking to buy at the Toronto International Film Festival, Chris Rock emerged a very hot property. The comedian’s Top Five sparked a bidding war, according to multiple reports, with Paramount emerging the victor and scoring the worldwide rights to the film, the studio announced today. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio paid around $12.5 million for the film.

“Chris and I go back decades, both personally and professionally, and so I am particularly proud to have watched his career grow to its highest heights over many decades,” Paramount Chairman and CEO Brad Grey said in a statement. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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‘The Last 5 Years’ Review: At Least Anna Kendrick Is Worth Singing About

9 September 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Hey, did you know that Anna Kendrick can sing and act? Did you know she’s pretty good at both on their own, but extremely good at doing them together? Have you missed the slow revival of the movie musical? You can correct that now, thanks to Richard Lagravenese‘s The Last 5 Years, a long-in-the-making big screen version of Jason Robert Brown‘s beloved off-Broadway musical of the same name, a cinematic take on a work originally meant strictly for the stage, and one that succeeds primarily because Kendrick clearly wants it to so damn badly. The film is a two-hander to a tee — the opening credits only list Kendrick and her co-star Jeremy Jordan, and good luck even remembering the names of the random supporting characters who so briefly flit across the screens with little regularity — and is entirely dedicated to a romance we know is going to fail, if »

- Kate Erbland

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The Last Five Years Clip: Anna Kendrick Sings Her Heart Out

9 September 2014 10:30 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

RADiUS has already snatched up the North American rights to Richard Lagravenese’s The Last Five Years and scheduled it to go head-to-head with Fifty Shades Grey on Valentine’s Day 2015, so the promotional effort is underway and now we've got the very first clip from the film. The Last Five Years is based on the off-Broadway show and stars Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan as Cathy Hyatt and Jamie Wellerstein.  The narrative covers their entire five-year relationship, but while Jamie’s portion starts when they first meet, Cathy’s goes in reverse, kicking off with the end of their marriage and moving backwards.  Hit the jump to check out The Last Five Years clip. The Last Five Years already screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, so reviews are popping up all over the place and a lot of them praise Kendrick and Jordan’s work, but they criticize »

- Perri Nemiroff

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'Last 5 Years' Clip: Anna Kendrick Sings 'I Can Do Better Than That'

9 September 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just days after RADiUS-twc acquired The Last 5 Years at the Toronto International Film Festival, the studio has released the first clip featuring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.

Director Richard Lagravenese's adaptation of the off-Broadway musical follows the love affair and eventual marriage between novelist Jamie (Jeremy Jordan) and struggling actress Cathy (Anna Kendrick). The story is split into two different timelines, with Anna Kendrick's songs working backwards from the end of their marriage, while Jeremy Jordan's tunes go forward from the beginning of their relationship, as they both meet in the middle with the marriage proposal. Take a look at this new scene where Cathy reveals how perfect Jeremy is for her, through song.

The Last 5 Years is a musical chronicling a love affair and marriage taking place over a five year period. Jamie Wellerstein (Jordan) is a young, talented up and coming novelist who »

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‘The Last 5 Years’ Clip Shows Off More of Anna Kendrick’s Vocal Talents

9 September 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Here’s hoping you enjoy Anna Kendrick‘s singing voice, because you’re going to be hearing a lot of it over the next year. There’s Into the Woods this Christmas, Pitch Perfect 2 next spring and, sandwiched between them, a little indie called The Last 5 Years. Directed by Richard Lagravenese, The Last 5 Years stars Kendrick […]

The post ‘The Last 5 Years’ Clip Shows Off More of Anna Kendrick’s Vocal Talents appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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