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John Noble, Hamish Linklater Lead Cast of Off Broadway’s ‘Posterity’

9 December 2014 11:00 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

John Noble (“Sleepy Hollow”) and Hamish Linklater (“The Crazy Ones”) lead the cast of the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Doug Wright (“I Am My Own Wife”), “Posterity,” receiving its world premiere this spring at Off Broadway’s Atlantic Theater Company.

Dale Soules, Henry Stram (currently in the Bradley Cooper topliner “The Elephant Man”) and Mickey Theis also appear in the show, about the contentious sitting sessions of Henrik Ibsen (Noble) for Norway’s top sculptor (Linklater).

Fringe” alum Noble appeared Off Broadway in “The Substance of Fire” in the spring. Linklater is a Gotham theater veteran, with recent appearances including “Much Ado About Nothing” and “The Comedy of Errors” in Central Park.

“Posterity” begins previews Feb. 25 ahead of a March 15 opening at the Atlantic’s Linda Gross Theater.

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- Gordon Cox

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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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2015 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Robert Edwards’ When I Live My Life Over Again

14 November 2014 11:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Despite one feature film under his belt with 2006′s Land of the Blind (the Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland starrer won the Nicholl Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award and landed at Rotterdam, but didn’t gain much traction after that), Robert Edwards isn’t an unknown entity for Sundance programmers. His 2002 docu short, Voice of the Prophet landed at the fest and American Prometheus, a project that hasn’t yet materialized, was awarded a the 2011 Sloan Science-in-Film Initiative Commissioning Grant. It appears that the filmmaker has had several high profile projects that didn’t materialize, but this April, is when he finally got a greenlight. When I Live My Life Over Again sees Christopher Walken, Amber Heard, Kelli Garner, Hamish Linklater, Ann Magnuson and Oliver Platt in a New York city set drama.

Gist: The New York-based drama sees Walken play Lombard, dubbed “The King of Romance, »

- Eric Lavallee

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10 Things You Should Know Before the 'Newsroom' Season 3 Premiere

8 November 2014 3:30 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Get ready, everyone. "The Newsroom" returns to HBO this Sunday at 9 p.m. And in order to get you prepared for this very exciting TV event, we've rounded up the top ten things you need to know about the beloved drama, including the highlights from last season. So before you tune in, read up here.

10. This Is the Final Season

Sorry, fans. Despite Jeff Daniels getting a Best Actor nod at the Emmys this year, HBO has decided to end the series in its third year. We're still hoping for a spinoff involving Sloan Sabbith (Olivia Munn) called "Economics For Dummies" or "I Make Nerds Look Good" or something. Anything would hook us as viewers as long as there were frequent cameos from Will and the team.

9. The News Coverage Last Season Was Excellent

From drone strikes to the Trayvon Martin Story, their coverage just got better and better with each episode. »

- Cydney Fisher

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The Way Big Hero Looks in the Moonlight

5 November 2014 2:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

As you read this I am en route to L.A. to join Anne Marie & Margaret at the AFI this week so expect coverage of A Most Violent Year and The Gambler premieres, a sneak peek at Selma, a Sophia Loren tribute, and more. But before that all start, and as I fly over some of you, brief thoughts on...

Three Screenings

The Way He Looks 

Opens November 7th in limited release

Glenn has already smiled upon this Brazilian coming-of-age film in our ongoing Oscar foreign film race coverage but I wanted to offer my own thumbs way up, too. Like all niche audiences, Lgbt people are sometimes too forgiving of bad movies so long as they meet their particular niche needs. But you can love The Way He Looks without any of the guilt that sometimes accompanies pleasure because it's very good.

This affecting high school drama is a »

- NATHANIEL R

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Review: The Newsroom The Complete Second Season

3 November 2014 9:54 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

We’re now in the first sweeps period of the current television season and its fair to say that while several new series are entertaining, few are measuring up to our increased expectations. As a result, it’s refreshing to see that in one week, one of the smartest shows is returning albeit for a truncated final season.

Aaron Sorkin’s The Newsroom debuted on HBO in June 2012 and was immediately declared better than Studio 60 but still no West Wing. It has remained, though, a riveting series that reminds us that serious journalism remains an elusive ideal on television. The series is set in the immediate past, using real world events so the audience can focus on how the noble, flawed characters react and cover the stories.

The second season, out tomorrow (Election Day appropriately enough) in a three-disc box set from HBO Home Entertainment, has a major arc »

- Robert Greenberger

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Max Deacon Answers ‘The Call Up'; The Exchange Selling James Franco’s ‘Michael'; More – Afm Briefs

28 October 2014 8:32 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Into The Storm and Hatfields & McCoys actor Max Deacon has been cast in The Call Up, a British action/sci-fi pic set in the world of computer gaming technology. Written and directed by commercials helmer Charles Barker, The Call Up topped the 2011 Brit List of the best unproduced screenplays in the UK. The story follows a group of elite online gamers who each receive a mysterious invitation to trial a state-of-the-art virtual reality video game. The experience brings modern warfare to life with frightening realism, but what starts out like a dream encounter, quickly takes a turn for the sinister. EOne has Germany, France and Scandinavian rights with Altitude Film Sales handling international. Morfydd Clark (Madame Bovary), Ali Cook (The Anomaly), Parker Sawyers (Monsters: Dark Continent), Tom Benedict Knight (Dracula Untold), Boris Ler (In The Land Of Blood And Honey), and newcomers Douggie McMeekin and Adriana Randall also star. Shooting begins November 10 in Birmingham, »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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K5 boards Walken, Heard comedy-drama

28 October 2014 3:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Christopher Walken, Amber Heard star in New York comedy-drama.

K5 International has boarded New York-based comedy-drama When I Live My life Over Again, starring Christopher Walken, Amber Heard and Oliver Platt.

Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur’s sales outfit will introduce the film to buyers at Afm.

Zombieland star Heard plays Jude, the daughter of a famous crooner Paul Lombard (Walken), but for the proud, feisty Jude, spending time with her egocentric, impossible-to-please father becomes her worst nightmare as he plots his big comeback.

The film is written and directed by Robert Edwards and co-stars Kelli Garner (The Aviator), Ann Magnuson (Panic Room), and Hamish Linklater (Fantastic Four). 

Producers are Parts & Labor’s Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Chris Maybach, Saemi and Saerom Kim at Maybach Film Productions (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Ferne Pearlstein and Lucas Joaquin (Beasts of the Southern Wild). 

Executive producers are Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur at K5, Eugene Lee »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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K5 boards Walken, Heard drama

28 October 2014 3:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Christopher Walken, Amber Heard star in New York drama.

K5 International has boarded New York-based drama When I Live My life Over Again, starring Christopher Walken, Amber Heard and Oliver Platt.

Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur’s sales outfit will introduce the film to buyers at Afm.

Zombieland star Heard plays Jude, the daughter of a famous crooner Paul Lombard (Walken), but for the proud, feisty Jude, spending time with her egocentric, impossible-to-please father becomes her worst nightmare as he plots his big comeback.

The film is written and directed by Robert Edwards and co-stars Kelli Garner (The Aviator), Ann Magnuson (Panic Room), and Hamish Linklater (Fantastic Four). 

Producers are Parts & Labor’s Lars Knudsen and Jay Van Hoy (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints), Chris Maybach, Saemi and Saerom Kim at Maybach Film Productions (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Ferne Pearlstein and Lucas Joaquin (Beasts of the Southern Wild). 

Executive producers are Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur at K5, Eugene Lee »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Woody Allen Wednesdays – Magic in the Moonlight and Bananas

8 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Every Wednesday, FM writers Simon Columb and Brogan Morris write two short reviews on Woody Allen films … in the hope of watching all his films over the course of roughly 49 weeks. If you have been watching Woody’s films and want to join in, feel free to comment with short reviews yourself! Next up is Magic in the Moonlight and Bananas

Simon Columb on Magic in the Moonlight

Woody Allen returns with his annual treat. Magic in the Moonlight imagines a stuck-up, pompous magician (Colin Firth), trying to debunk a psychic (Emma Stone). Unfortunately, a clear plot is muddled by irrelevant romance that only serves to illustrate the distaste towards Allen’s oeuvre. Firth is considerably older than Stone and their romance is forced from the outset. Supporting actors are underused and dull (except for Hamish Linklater’s serenading fool Brice, whose dreary voice perfectly personifies the desperate lover). Woody Allen »

- Gary Collinson

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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: Magic in the Moonlight

30 September 2014 10:43 AM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Dec. 16, 2014; Digital Release Date: Dec. 2, 2014

Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $34.99

Studio: Sony

Emma Stone and Colin Firth in Magic in the Moonlight

Colin Firth (The King’s Speech) and Emma Stone (Easy A) star in the 2014 romantic comedy Magic in the Moonlight is the 44th feature film—44th!!!—written and directed by Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine).

Acclaimed magician Stanley Crawford (Firth), has dazzled audiences across Europe with feats of supernatural amazement, but when it comes to explaining the inexplicable, Stanley is a dedicated skeptic. Enter Sophie Baker (Stone), psychic, soothsayer, and stunning seductress. As Stanley and Sophie embark on misadventures up and down the French Riviera, will they discover proof of a world beyond the laws of physics or have they fallen under the sway of a more earthly chemistry?

Also featuring Marcia Gay Harden (A Cat in Paris), Hamish Linklater (Lola Versus), and Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom »

- Laurence

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Win DVD Prizes With ‘Magic In The Moonlight’!

23 September 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the cinema release of ‘Magic in the Moonlight’, in cinemas now, we’re giving three people the chance to win a copy of ‘Blue Jasmine’ on Blu-ray and ‘Midnight in Paris’ on DVD.

Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen’s Magic In The Moonlight is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake. What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling. In the end, the biggest trick Magic In The Moonlight plays is the one that fools us all.

Written and Directed by Woody Allen, the film stars Eileen Atkins, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Emma Stone and Jacki Weaver.

For your chance to win, just answer the question below: »

- Dan Bullock

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9 Off-Broadway Shows Coming to a TV Near You

22 September 2014 9:43 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Some of Off-Broadway’s best recent productions will soon be viewable from the comfort of your living room. PBS Thirteen is premiering an exciting new television series titled “Theater Close-Up” on Oct. 2 at 9 P.M. New York theater fans who may have missed some of the most talked-about plays of the last year can tune in to see carefully filmed versions of John Van Druten’s “London Wall,” Richard Nelson’s quartet of dramas “The Apple Family Plays,” Hamish Linklater’s “The Vandal,” Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson’s “An Iliad,” Brian Richard Mori’s “Hellman v. McCarthy,” and Steven Banks’ “Looking at Christmas.” In addition to receiving widespread critical acclaim, these shows are for the most part intimate, family-oriented dramas that enable PBS to continue a tradition of bringing live work to a wider public audience. Wnet-13, New York’s Public Broadcasting Service station, will air weekly installments on Thursdays at 9 p. »

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Movie Review – Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

21 September 2014 3:50 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Magic in the Moonlight, 2014.

Written and Directed by Woody Allen.

Starring Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Hamish Linklater, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Erica Leerhsen, Eileen Atkins, and Simon McBurney.

Synopsis:

A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.

Woody Allen has released a film every consecutive year since 1982 and has seldom missed a year since his first feature What’s Up, Tiger Lily? in 1966. His film releases are as much part of the ‘must see’ list of any given years as any directors, but the results can be mixed. For every Midnight in Paris you get a From Rome With Love and with the likes of Everyone Says I Love You comes The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. His latest offering Magic in the Moonlight is by no means Allen at his best, but I’ll take average woody »

- Gary Collinson

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Win DVD prizes with ‘Magic in the Moonlight’!

19 September 2014 6:18 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To celebrate the cinema release of ‘Magic in the Moonlight’, in cinemas this Friday, we’re giving three people the chance to win a copy of ‘Blue Jasmine’ on Blu-ray and ‘Midnight in Paris’ on DVD.

Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen’s Magic In The Moonlight is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake. What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling. In the end, the biggest trick Magic In The Moonlight plays is the one that fools us all.

Written and Directed by Woody Allen, the film stars Eileen Atkins, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, Simon McBurney, Emma Stone and Jacki Weaver.

Please note: This competition is open to UK residents »

- Competitions

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Aaron Sorkin: I didn't know how 'The Newsroom' was going to end

17 September 2014 7:05 AM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

The lights are about to dim on the HBO’s The Newsroom. The drama, created by Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) and focusing on fictional cable news channel Acn, begins its final season on Nov. 9, and will wrap up its story in a tight six episodes. “It was because of my schedule,” Sorkin says of the shortened season. “But, as it turned out, six was the right number. I don’t know what we would have done with a seventh episode.”

So what’s in these final hours? EW talked to Sorkin about weddings, power plays, and Twitter scandals.

EW: »

- Tim Stack

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Magic in the Moonlight Review

15 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Woody Allen’s latest offering is rather a perplexing beast. Packed to bursting point with talent, played out against an exquisite French Riviera backdrop and benefitting from a witty story, it ought to be fabulous. But it isn’t. Instead Magic In The Moonlight – the story of a skeptical magician and an artful clairvoyant – is something of a conjuring act itself. From an amiable muddle of misdirection, Agatha Christie adaptation aesthetic, lopsided performances and grand affectations, the veteran director still somehow extracts a dazzling ending which warrants applause.

World renowned conjuror Wei Ling Soo is better known to his very few friends as Stanley Crawford (Colin Firth) – an opinionated Englishman with a tangible disdain for the weak, gullible and “mentally defective”. Flattered by the extravagant compliments of lifelong friend and fellow illusionist Howard (Simon McBurney) – and abandoning plans to holiday with his pragmatic fiancée Olivia – Stanley agrees to a trip »

- Emily Breen

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The Angriest Man In Brooklyn DVD Review

2 September 2014 6:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Phil Alden Robinson

Starring: Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo

Running Time: 83 minutes

Certificate: 15

There’s no denying The Angriest Man In Brooklyn has come at a poignant time after the recent death of Robin Williams. The themes of sadness, anger, family and loss are dispersed through Phil Alden Robinson’s film and trying to disassociate them from reality has an undoubted effect on watching and considering the movie.

Based on the film The 92 Minutes of Mr. Baum by Assi Dayan, this adaptation sees Henry Altmann (Williams) as an excessively angry Brooklynite who goes to see his Doctor for the results of a brain scan. When over-worked Doctor Sharon Gill (Mila Kunis) is assigned to give him the update, he’s already been waiting for a while and his build-up of tension turns into rage upon discovering he has a brain aneurism. Pushed aggressively for more facts, »

- Dan Bullock

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Cambridge Film Festival Review – Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

2 September 2014 1:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Magic in the Moonlight, 2014.

Directed by Woody Allen.

Starring Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Hamish Linklater, Marcia Gay Harden, Jacki Weaver, Erica Leerhsen, Eileen Atkins, and Simon McBurney.

Synopsis:

A sceptical magician attempts to unmask a young woman claiming supernatural powers, only to question his own beliefs.

Magic in the Moonlight gives us so much of what is good about Woody Allen’s films and writing: a beautiful setting, a wickedly funny leading man and the promise of a good story. However it gives us some of his worst traits as well, including a slow finish to an all too predictable plot.

The film starts us off in the late 1920’s, at a magic show by the great Wei Ling Soo who turns out to be the narcissistic Englishman, Stanley (Colin Firth). A man obsessed with all things rational, he performs feats such as disappearing and reappearing within his shows, but »

- Gary Collinson

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Your Favorite Female Pop Stars’ Worst Big Screen Debuts

15 August 2014 6:18 AM, PDT | VH1.com | See recent VH1.com news »

When it comes to music, these girls have it all. They can sing. They can dance. And they can act — err, wait a minute on the last one. Sadly, a powerful voice, a magnetic personality in interviews, or killer dance moves in music videos doesn’t mean a pop star has what it takes to be an actress. With practice, some do get better. But if their big screen debuts are any precursor, some of them better stick to their main gig and leave the acting to the professionals.

Check out the 10 worst big screen debuts from your favorite female pop stars, including Britney Spears, Rihanna, and Taylor Swift. (Oh yeah, the latter is making her return to the big screen in The Giver, co-starring Meryl Streep, in theaters this weekend.)

Given that so many singers make cameos and small, often uncredited appearances in films, we limited the big screen »

- Stacy Lambe

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