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2015 Sundance Predictions: Which Film is the Next Whiplash?

19 November 2014 9:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Despite the lottery-esque sounding odds, the U.S Dramatic Competition section which produces the finest American indie specimens such as Frozen RiverWinter’s Bone, Blue ValentineMartha Marcy May MarleneBeasts of the Southern WildFruitvale Station and Whiplash is fairly consistent in terms of quality. Last year’s crop of sixteen have almost all had their theatrical releases with Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter being the last one out of the gates (pegged with an early 2015 release). Last week we individually looked at our top 80 Sundance Film Fest Predictions (you’ll find 30 other titles worth considering in our intro) and below, we’ve split the list into narrative and non-fiction film items and have both identified and color-coded our picks in an AtoZ cheat sheet. You’ll find 2015′s answer to Whiplash located somewhere in the stack below. Click on the individual titles below, for the film’s profile. »

- Eric Lavallee

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Writers Guild Italia & The Black List Pact; Ed Guiney Set For Efa Honor: Global Showbiz Briefs

17 November 2014 10:00 PM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The Writers Guild Italia and the Black List have formed a new alliance, paving the way for Wgi members to list their scripts in the Black List database. The Black List has similar partnerships with the WGA West and East, the Writers Guild of Great Britain and the Writers Guild of Canada. However, this is the first time it has partnered with a non-English-speaking guild – a sign that good unproduced ideas come in many forms. An Italian film, The Great Beauty, of course won the Foreign Language Film Oscar last year — returning the statue to the country for the first time in 15 years — and local comedies are consistently hot at the box office. The Black List notes that although most Wgi members write primarily in Italian, many have great facility with the English language. Given the fluid language barriers, plus translation, and the unique point of view, culture, and style »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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22 Jump Street Blu-Ray Review

17 November 2014 7:24 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

“They’re not 21 anymore,” brags one tagline for 22 Jump Street, and that self-aware groaner is a good indication of much of the comedy that fuels the proceedings in this bigger-but-not-better sequel. Returning directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, along with returning writer Michael Bacall (credited alongside Oren Uziel and Rodney Rothman this time around), clearly understand the inevitable triteness of most follow-ups and, in a savvy move that still isn’t a complete slam-dunk, make that part of the joke.

What real reason was there to catch up with Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) after they successfully busted the high school drug ring they were sent undercover to infiltrate in 21 Jump Street? Outside of box office receipts, perhaps the simple answer is just that there were more laughs to be had. This sequel isn’t particularly interested in deepening the bond between our protagonists or completely revamping the »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Ed Guiney to receive Efa award

17 November 2014 3:37 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Irish producer behind The Guard and Frank to receive European Co-production Award.

Irish producer Ed Guiney, who has recently worked with Lenny Abrahamson and Yorgos Lanthimos, is to receive the European Co-production Award - Prix Eurimages.

The award, which will Guiney will receive at the European Film Awards in Riga on Dec 13, acknowledges the role of co-productions in the European film industry.

Guiney co-founded Element Pictures with Andrew Lowe in 2001 and has offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition. Element has been involved in the production and distribution of more than 30 feature films.

Current and upcoming Element productions include Room, an adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s award-winning best-selling novel, directed by Abrahamson and starring Brie Larson, Joan Allen and William H.Macy; Yorgos Lanthimos’ first English language film, The Lobster starting Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux and Ben Wishaw; Gerard Barrett’s Glassland, starring [link=nm »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Irish Producer Ed Guiney to Receive European Co-Production Award

17 November 2014 2:20 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Bydgoszcz, Poland — The European Co-Production Award — Prix Eurimages, which honors an individual working in the vanguard of European movie co-productions, will go to Irish producer Ed Guiney.

The award will be presented during the European Film Awards ceremony in Riga, Latvia on Dec. 13.

Guiney co-founded Element Pictures with Andrew Lowe in 2001. Today, Element has offices in Dublin and London, working across production, distribution, and exhibition.

Element has been involved in the production and distribution of more than 30 feature films. Current and upcoming Element productions include Yorgos Lanthimos’ first English-language film, “The Lobster,” starting Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly, Lea Seydoux and Ben Whishaw, “Room,” an adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s novel, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Brie Larson, Joan Allen and William H. Macy, Gerard Barrett’s “Glassland,” starring Jack Reynor, Toni Colette and Will Poulter, and Jerzy Skolimowski’s “11 Minutes.”

Recently completed Element productions include Abrahamson’s “Frank, »

- Leo Barraclough

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AFI Fest's Gala Premieres: 'The Gambler' and 'The Homesman'

16 November 2014 8:54 PM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Margaret here, reporting from the La festival beat with short takes on some would-be Oscar contenders.

The Gambler

Screenwriter William Monahan (The Departed), director Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), and star Mark Wahlberg joined forces on this remake of the 1974 James Caan movie of the same name, and the result is certainly stylish. It's well-shot, coolly assured, and smartly paced. Wahlberg leads the movie capably as Jim Bennett, a man from a rich family with a solid career who has nonetheless dug himself to rock bottom with extravagant compulsive gambling. 

The film is at its best when it engages with the question of why someone whose life is granted so much privilege so systematically pisses it all away. John Goodman, typically scene-stealing as a dangerous loan shark, makes many salient points about Jim's decisions, which are either self-destructive or indefensibly stupid.  To its detriment, the film »

- Margaret de Larios

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Predictions for the 2015 Spirit Awards

14 November 2014 12:20 PM, PST | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

One of the most interesting precursors to me is always the Independent Spirit Awards. They don’t always cite the same things that the Academy does, so it’s a chance to see smaller and more eclectic fare given a moment in the sun. Even though the Spirit Award have matched up with Oscar more often in the recent past than was usual, it’s still a place where you can see honors for films that wouldn’t otherwise have a chance. Personally, that’s one of the my favorite things about certain precursors, the fact that they bestow citations on worthy cinema that could have been ignored entirely. Before I give you my shot in the dark predictions for this year’s Spirit Awards (which will announce their nominees in under two weeks…specifically on November 25th), I just wanted to further my point about the choices made by this group. »

- Joey Magidson

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The Gambler | 2014 AFI Film Festival Review

12 November 2014 6:00 PM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Kens and Dolls: Wyatt Revamps Toback Prose for the Plastic Age

Working steadfastly against the success of Rupert Wyatt’s up-do of The Gambler, which was originally a 1974 film starring James Caan, directed by Karl Reisz, and written by James Toback (based on semi-autobiographical elements), are two distinctive flaws. Firstly, Wyatt and screenwriter William Monahan fail momentously to live up to the gritty, unpleasantly self-sabotaging believability astutely evidenced in the original. Second, Mark Wahlberg’s overly determined performance careens ungraciously into flaunting bourgeoisie privilege in a role that doesn’t quite sit right on the shoulders of a celebrity still shadowed by his ridiculous early 90s persona. While Monahan wrote the role for which Wahlberg scored an Oscar nod eight years ago (2006’s The Departed), his hyper-intelligent, well-bred, successful novelist turned consummate gambler is more often than not unbelievable with Wahlberg in breathy, demure mode, rambling through a series of nicely written bits of misanthropy. »

- Nicholas Bell

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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Joe Swanberg’s Digging For Fire

12 November 2014 8:15 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Guess who’s turning 10? Joe Swanberg has had a “fire” in his belly for, give or take a decade, and his latest in the interpersonal thread was shot in April and appears ripe for another double-billing in January-set Sundance and March SXSW fests. It may also be, his most sophisticated film to date. Moving from the Sundance featured, shot on 16mm Happy Christmas, Swanberg adds to his nucleus of players and reteams with cinematographer Ben Richardson for Digging for Fire. Shot on handsomely old-school 35mm, Swanberg has built himself an all-star team here with first line players Jake Johnson (who co-writes and produces) and Rosemarie DeWitt with a spoonful of supporting and minor bits from the likes of Sam Rockwell, Brie Larson, Anna Kendrick, Orlando Bloom, Jenny Slate, Mike Birbiglia, Chris Messina, Sam Elliott, Ron Livingston, Jane Adams and Tom Bower.

Gist: Co-written by Swanberg and Johnson, this is a »

- Eric Lavallee

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Casting: Zurer, Greer, Robertson, Macy

11 November 2014 8:52 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ben-Hur

Ayelet Zurer ("Man of Steel," "Angels and Demons") is in negotiations to join Timur Bekmambetov's "Ben-Hur" remake at Paramount and MGM. Zurer would play Naomi, the mother of Judah Ben-Hur (Jack Huston).

Huston plays the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his onetime friend Messala (Toby Kebbell). He fights his way to freedom and vengeance. [Source: Heat Vision]

Geezer

Judy Greer, Fred Armisen, Selma Blair, Dallas Roberts, and Chris Messina will join Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong in Lee Kirk's music drama "Geezer" which has begun shooting in New York City. The film will include new songs written and performed by Armstrong.

The story centers on the mid-life crisis of a husband and father who, on his fortieth birthday, decides to revisit his punk-rock past by throwing an extravagant party in the Drake Hotel's presidential suite. He soon encounters his beautiful ex-girlfriend and former bandmates who have »

- Garth Franklin

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Mark Wahlberg Beat Drake at Basketball, Still Wants Him on the Entourage Soundtrack

11 November 2014 3:40 PM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Mark Wahlberg's latest role in The Gambler, a revamp of the 1974 film by the same name, was a roll of the dice for the movie star. Wahlberg shed about 60 pounds to play anti-alpha male Jim Bennett, a college professor and novelist who takes a masochistic pleasure in blowing up his life with an increasingly disastrous series of gambling losses. The Gambler had its world premiere in La last night and will hit theaters on Dec. 19, just in time to be considered in this year's Oscars race. Beyond Wahlberg, the supporting cast seems built with an award season audience in mind; Jessica Lange, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael Kenneth Williams, and a newly discovered talent, Anthony Kelley, round out the credits. We joined a group of reporters for a conversation with Wahlberg in Beverly Hills, CA, this morning, where he arrived looking back in his typical, Transformers-ready shape, and »

- Lindsay-Miller

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William H. Macy And Joan Allen Join Brie Larson In Room

11 November 2014 12:41 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Even after her incredible lead performance in last year’s Short Term 12Brie Larson is still flying just under the radar. The actress’s star is sure to rise in coming months, though, as she appears opposite Mark Wahlberg in possible Oscar contender The Gambler then takes the lead role in musical comedy Basmati Blues. However, Larson’s biggest chance to break out would seem to be in the upcoming Room, adapted from the controversial bestseller by Emma Donoghue.

Now, it has been announced that Larson will be joined in the drama by William H. Macy, Joan Allen and child star Jacob Tremblay (The Smurfs 2), all of whom are taking on key roles. Donoghue’s 2010 novel centered on a five-year old boy (Tremblay) who lives inside a small “Room” with his Ma (Larson). To the boy, Room is home, but Ma knows the truth – that, seven years ago, »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Judy Greer Joins Musical Drama Geezer; William H. Macy and Joan Allen Go for Room; Alexander Payne Wants Alec Baldwin for Downsizing

11 November 2014 8:49 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

We’ve got three new casting reports well worth sharing.  Here’s what’s coming at a glance: Judy Greer, Fred Armisen and Selma Blair are all joining Billie Joe Armstrong in the musical drama Geezer. William H. Macy, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay have joined Room starring Brie Larson. Alexander Payne wants Alec Baldwin to join Matt Damon in Downsizing. Hit the jump for more on all three films. The Geezer news comes from Variety with the outlet reporting that director Lee Kirk has begun filming in New York City.  Tim Perell of Process Media and Alex A. Ginzburg and Tony Lee of Let It Play are producing the project about a husband and father who’s going through a mid-life crisis.  On his 40th birthday he decides to tap into his punk-rock past by throwing an epic party in the presidential suite at the Drake Hotel.  While there, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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'Spider-Man': Aunt May Spy Movie in Development at Sony?

11 November 2014 7:39 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony continues to make it painfully obvious that they have no clue what to do next in terms of their Amazing Spider-Man franchise. While they claim to be moving forward with The Sinister Six next, which is planned for a 2016 release date, followed by The Amazing Spider-Man 3 in 2018, we've also heard that an all-female spinoff featuring various characters from the Spider-Man universe is in the works. Though nothing is set in stone just yet. Now comes word from Latino Review that Sony is also planning to move forward with an Aunt May Spy movie that does not include the Spider-Man character at all.

It sounds as though Sony is desperately grasping at straws in order to keep their Amazing Spider-Man franchise locked at the studio, with Marvel hungry to get their character back before Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in 2018 (the same year as Peter Parker's new adventure). The Amazing Spider-Man 2 »

- MovieWeb

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William H. Macy, Joan Allen join Brie Larson in captive drama 'Room'

11 November 2014 7:30 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Emma Donoghue's "Room" is a tremendous book. Centering on a mother and son locked up against their will in a finished shed, under watch by a man they know little about, the story blossoms from a self-contained kidnapping narrative into an emotionally complex character study as psyches crack. The novel’s structure would prove difficult to adapt in typical three-act screenplay structure. That isn’t stopping "Frank" and "What Richard Did" director Lenny Abrahamson, who starts shooting his adaptation of "Room" with a cast capable of tacking its physically demanding roles. Brie Larson will star in the film alongside just announced castmembers William H. Macy, Joan Allen, and "Smurfs 2" actor Jacob Tremblay as the son. Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus and Megan Park also join the cast. Hoping for Gillian Flynn-like results, Donoghue adapts from her own novel. The film begins shooting this week at Pinewood Studios. A24 picked up U. »

- Matt Patches

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William H Macy, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay join Room adaptation

11 November 2014 6:59 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

William H Macy, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay have been cast in Room.

They will join Brie Larson in the adaptation of Emma Donoghue's award-winning 2010 novel.

Lenny Abrahamson is directing the tale of a 5-year-old boy (Tremblay) who lives with his mother (Larson) in a single room.

While to him the room is the entire world, she knows it is a prison, and that it will not hold them forever.

Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus and Megan Park have also been added to the cast.

Macy recently made his directorial debut on Rudderless, and will be seen in the upcoming Cake and Dial a Prayer.

Allen's most recent projects include The Bourne Legacy, The Killing and Luck.

Room is currently in production in Toronto. »

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Wiliam H Macy, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay join Room adaptation

11 November 2014 6:59 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

William H Macy, Joan Allen and Jacob Tremblay have been cast in Room.

They will join Brie Larson in the adaptation of Emma Donoghue's award-winning 2010 novel.

Lenny Abrahamson is directing the tale of a 5-year-old boy (Tremblay) who lives with his mother (Larson) in a single room.

While to him the room is the entire world, she knows it is a prison, and that it will not hold them forever.

Sean Bridgers, Tom McCamus and Megan Park have also been added to the cast.

Macy recently made his directorial debut on Rudderless, and will be seen in the upcoming Cake and Dial a Prayer.

Allen's most recent projects include The Bourne Legacy, The Killing and Luck.

Room is currently in production in Toronto. »

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Filming Begins on Lenny Abrahamson's Room

11 November 2014 4:00 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Lenny Abrahamson (Frank, What Richard Did) has begun principal photography on his adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s best-selling novel Room. Element PicturesEd Guiney (‘Frank’, ‘The Guard’, ‘What Richard Did’) is producing with David Gross (‘What If’, ‘Goon’). Executive producers are Andrew Lowe (‘Frank’, ‘The Guard’, ‘The Wind that Shakes the Barley’) for Element Pictures and Jeff Arkuss (‘What If’) and Jesse Shapira (‘What If’, ‘Goon’) for No Trace Camping. Emma Donoghue, Rose Garnett (Film 4) and Tessa Ross (Film 4) also serve as executive producers. The film stars Brie Larson (‘Spectacular Now’), Jacob Tremblay (‘The Smurfs 2’) and William H. Macy (‘Shameless’) and is being filmed at Pinewood Studios and on location in Toronto, and will be post produced at Screen Scene in Dublin. Donoghue is adapting her own novel, which tells the story from the perspective of a five-year-old boy, Jack, who is being held captive in a small room along with his mother. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Film Review: ‘The Gambler’

11 November 2014 12:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

There’s enough swaggering cynicism for three pictures but barely enough soul to sustain even one in Rupert Wyatt’s “The Gambler,” a stylish, energetic but disappointingly glib remake of Karel Reisz’s still-potent 1974 drama of the same title. Mark Wahlberg tears into one of his meatiest roles as an English professor drowning in a sea of blackjack debts and self-destructive impulses, a born risk-taker who’s aptly described as everything from “the kind of guy that likes to lose” to “the world’s stupidest asshole.” But it’s that surfeit of macho attitude in William Monahan’s script that keeps Wahlberg from coming anywhere near James Caan’s sly brilliance in the earlier film, making this a movie of slick, surface-level pleasures that’s unpersuasive at its core. In a roll of the awards-season dice, Paramount is launching “The Gambler” Dec. 19 with a one-week Oscar-qualifying run before its Jan. »

- Justin Chang

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Review: Mark Wahlberg tempts fate in the sly and stylish 'The Gambler'

10 November 2014 11:00 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

For the purposes of this review, it doesn't matter that there's a movie from the '70s starring James Caan that is a key piece of the James Toback mythology as created by James Toback himself that is also called "The Gambler." This film doesn't exist without that film as a springboard, but screenwriter William Monahan, director Rupert Wyatt, and star Mark Wahlberg have made something that lives and dies on its own merits, in its own voice, worthy of its own conversation. "The Gambler" details a week in the life of a desperate man. Setting a ticking clock is an easy way to get the audience hooked early. In "A Most Violent Year," someone signs a business deal that has a hard 30-day-pay-or-quit clause built in, and you know that you're going to see every second of every one of those days of someone struggling to meet that deadline. »

- Drew McWeeny

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