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This month, Boston is paying tribute to its native son: the Master of Macabre. A new statue of Edgar Allan Poe was recently revealed in Poe Square, a bronze bust of Poe will be unveiled on October 30th, one evening before Jeffrey Combs performs in Nevermore: An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe at the Somerville Theatre, and now a poster adds to the celebration with a depiction of Combs as Poe.
Illustrated by Phantom City Creative artist Justin Erickson, the 18” x 24” Nevermore prints are limited to 100 and are priced at $50 apiece. We have the official details on the prints, the bronze bust, and Nevermore: An Evening With Edgar Allan Poe:
Boston (October 1, 2014) — “On October 31, fans of the darker literary persuasion will find a very special treat at the Somerville Theatre. At 8pm, the house lights will go down, and Edgar Allan Poe will return. In “Nevermore: »
- Derek Anderson
Set in Newfoundland (even though some of the accents veer towards bad Irish at times), The Grand Seduction, based on the 2003 French/Canadian film La Grande Séduction, sees a small fishing village of lovable, unemployed rogues, led by Murray French (Brendan Gleeson), desperately wooing an oil company looking for a place to build their new 'repurposing' factory. To seal the deal they need a doctor, and when plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Lewis (Taylor Kitsch) is sent to the village, Tickle Head, for a month, in exchange for the dropping of a drug possession charge, where the residents attempt to tailor the small community to his needs, and thus convince him to stay. The Grand Seduction is a charming farce when you get down to it. The gentle humour is perfectly pitched, providing plenty of chuckles and laughs as the residents of Tickle Head set their plan into the motion, be it quickly learning, »
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Brendan Gleeson is perfectly cast in The Grand Seduction, a comedy drama that aims to send up the postcard image of rural life. Unfortunately, Canadian director Don McKellar falls into his own trap with a storytelling style that wavers between wry cynicism and twee romanticism.
American muscle-head Taylor Kitsch (Battleship, John Carter) loses some of that action hero bulk to play Dr Paul Lewis, but he still looks out of place in a small fishing village where he is forced to act as Gp after getting caught with cocaine at customs. Just the name, Tickle Cove, is enough to conjure a picture of seaside tranquillity, but on the contrary, the fishing business has dried up and its residents need to find an alternative source of revenue »
Led by Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch, the comedy will be released in the UK and Ireland at the tail-end of the summer, and eOne has now launched the trailer for our shores, along with the UK quad poster.
Brendan Gleeson is Murray, a once proud fisherman who now, along with his former colleagues in the harbour of Tickle Head are out of work and forced to live off welfare. Prohibited from fishing enough to make a living and the community spirit having faded a long time ago, the Mayor comes up with a dazzling plan – a giant corporation need a location to build a factory and Tickle Head could be just the right place. But there’s just one problem – in order to qualify, »
- Kenji Lloyd
What do you do if you’re the mayor of a small town in the grip of an economic downturn and you need to attract new investment? Why, you concoct a big, good-natured scam, of course! That, at least, seems to be the lesson in Don McKellar’s new film, The Grand Seduction, which has posted its first trailer online. Brendan Gleeson stars as Murray, a fisherman from the small harbour town of Tickle Head who is forced to live on welfare when resources dry up. Prohibited from fishing enough to make a living and with the community spirit having faded a long time ago, the Mayor comes up with a dazzling plan: a giant corporation need a location to build a factory and he thinks that Tickle Head could be just the place.But there’s just one problem: in order to qualify, they must have a doctor in residence. »
- Brendan Bettinger
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“The Grand Seduction,” which is rated “PG-13” and opens in Chicago on June 13, 2014, also stars Liane Balaban, Gordon Pinsent, Anna Hopkins, Rhonda Rodgers, Carly Boone, Mark Critch, Steve O’Connell and Matt Watts from director Don McKellar and writers Michael Dowse and Ken Scott.
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- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
In "The Grand Seduction," Taylor Kitsch's character Dr. Paul Lewis is a big-city doctor ultimately charmed by the quaint lifestyle that a tiny Newfoundland fishing community offers. And as it turns out, Kitsch felt much the same way about shooting director Don McKellar's relatively small Canadian production; on the heels of two high-profile Hollywood action movies in "Battleship" and "John Carter," "The Grand Seduction" allowed him to leave 15-hour days and green screen behind for a few weeks by the water and (of course) daily fly fishing.
The fact that he'd be starring alongside Brendan Gleeson in the English-language remake of Jean-Francois Pouliot's 2003 Quebecois hit "Seducing Dr. Lewis" didn't hurt either, according to the B.C. native. So there were no elaborate tricks required to get Kitsch to sign on, unlike the little white lies the town uses to keep Lewis around, like faking a love of cricket »
- Rick Mele
Indiewire has an exclusive first look at the poster for the upcoming indie "The Grand Seduction," which stars Taylor Kitsch and Brendan Gleeson. Directed by Don McKellar and written by Michael Dowse and Ken Scott, "The Grand Seduction's" tagline states: "A lie this big only works if everyone pitches in." Sounds like trouble. Synopsis: A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor’s time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French has no choice but to pull out all the stops and begin The Grand Seduction. Distributed by Entertainment One Films, "The Grand Seduction" will be released May 30th. »
- Emerson Gordon
Taylor Kitsch’s film career did not get off to the best of starts in 2012, when John Carter, Battleship and Savages all disappointed at the North American box office. However, the actor, who shot to fame with his role as Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights, chose wisely to try his hand at some smaller projects with more refined stories. He has two films set for May, the HBO drama The Normal Heart with Julia Roberts and Mark Ruffalo, and the film festival favourite The Grand Seduction, a Canadian comedy from director Don McKellar (Last Night).
The Grand Seduction feels like a modest, charming crowd-pleaser that will hopefully not get trampled over by blockbuster behemoths when it comes out on May 30th. In the remake of a 2003 French-Canadian film, Kitsch plays Dr. Paul Lewis, employed by the small Newfoundland town of Tickle Bay. Since the tiny, beleaguered population wants to »
- Jordan Adler
Today we have the first trailer for the upcoming "The Grand Seduction," starring Taylor Kitsch (John Carter, Battleship), Brendan Gleeson, and Liane Balaban. Check it out below. Plot: A small fishing village must procure a local doctor to secure a lucrative business contract. When unlikely candidate and big city doctor Paul Lewis lands in their lap for a trial residence, the townsfolk rally together to charm him into staying. As the doctor's time in the village winds to a close, acting mayor Murray French has no choice but to pull out all the stops and begin The Grand Seduction. The new movie is directed by Don McKellar and is set to get a limited theatrical release on May 30th. Trailer: »
Director Don McKellar's The Grand Seduction trailer is now online, courtesy of eOne Entertainment. The light-hearted comedy takes place in the small fishing village that's in desperate need of a doctor, not just to treat its variously (and humorously) afflicted residents, but to fulfill a business contract that will keep the local factory up and running. When a young doctor (Taylor Kitsch) arrives for a trial residency period, the town's mayor (Brendan Gleeson) pulls out all the stops in order to woo the man into setting up shop permanently. It's an odd bit of plot that comes out of left field, but the trailer shows off the film's quaint sense of humor. Also starring Liane Balaban, the film opens May 30th. Hit the jump to watch The Grand Seduction trailer. Check out the first trailer for The Grand Seduction below, following the film's synopsis: A small fishing village must »
- Dave Trumbore
“Life was better in the good ol’ days” is the message behind “The Grand Seduction,” when work gave men pride, environmentalism hadn’t entered the language, and isolated communities were bulwarks against troubling multiculturalism. Adapted from the French-Canadian pic “Seducing Dr. Lewis,” about a depressed town that needs to convince a doctor to take up residence so a factory can move in, this is middlebrow comedy at its blandest, upholding a viewpoint worthy of the Tea Party’s gold seal. An anticipated late-May home release will likely see good returns, but further south, appeal will be limited to blue-rinsers.
The action has been seamlessly transposed from the original’s Quebec to the fictional Newfoundland harbor of Tickle Head, a once-happy place of hard-working fishermen. “Life was a thing of beauty,” opines Murray (Brendan Gleeson) in voiceover, recalling an idyllic childhood that went to pot when the bottom fell out of the fisheries market. »
- Jay Weissberg
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