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"Can we go get ice cream?!" The first trailer has premiered for an indie comedy called The Mend that is being presented in the Us by filmmaker David Gordon Green. The film is about two brothers who clash in a "tension filled house" when one returns home to find a bunch of squatters at his apartment. Josh Lucas stars along with Stephen Plunkett, Lucy Owen, Cory Nichols, Mickey Sumner and Louisa Krause. This actually looks better than anyone is probably expecting, and that's why it's worth taking a look at the trailer. There's an off-beat charm and yet still a brutal honesty to this, and I think that's what makes it oddly appealing. I'm not entirely sure. Definitely a festival film, but I'm intrigued enough to catch it. Fire this up. Here's the official UK trailer for John Magary's The Mend, direct from YouTube (via The Film Stage): »
- Alex Billington
So far “The Mend,” the indie drama that made its debut at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, has had an interesting existence. A challenging picture that certainly had its champions—it boasts an unapologetic and fierce performance by Josh Lucas—in the end, it's quite divisive (our review wasn't too charitable). David Gordon Green was a producer (and has been a vocal proponent along the way), the Film Society Of Lincoln Center gave it a special screening last year, and it was included in 2014’s BamCinematek line-up—a slow-burning buzz for a picture that’s been equated to a modern day “Withnail and I.” SXSW Review: ‘The Mend’ Starring Josh Lucas, Stephen Plunkett & Mickey Sumner Starring Josh Lucas and Stephen Plunkett, the movie is about two fractured siblings and the unannounced visit of the older brother, an unholy terror played by Lucas. As the short log-line says, “a comic drama about rage, »
- Edward Davis
Read More: Cinelicious Pics Acquires John Magary's Debut 'The Mend' Making his feature film debut, John Magary stunned audiences at last year's SXSW festival with his acerbic and strange sibling comedy, "The Mend." The film was especially noted for Josh Lucas' career-defining role as Mat, a volatile and self destructive man who attempts to build a stronger relationship with his more put-together brother, Alan (Stephen Plunkett.) Lucas' stellar performance as Mat has already stirred up some awards buzz, and showcases his ability to play complicated and difficult characters. The film unravels in three distinct acts, each part with its own stylistic and rhythmic uniqueness, which is already evident through the equally exclusive pulsating trailer. Check it out above, and catch a glimpse of the hilarity, drama and absurdity of "The Mend." Read More: SXSW: Critics Select the Best Movies of the 2015 Festival »
- Sarah Choi
Leslie Mann and Anthony Lapaglia were originally slated to star in the project adapted from Australian author Amanda Hampson.s 2005 novel, alongside Jacki Weaver, Melissa George, Gia Carides and Josh Lucas.
Lotito, a Us-based Aussie who made his feature directing debut on the Us comedy Good Ol. Boy, came on board after Fred Schepisi opted to step down as the director; he is still involved as an executive producer.
Weaver is still attached and will be joined by Rachael Taylor, Megan Gale and Lotito. Other key roles still to be filled include the lead, Adrienne Bennett, a successful businesswoman whose life unravels when her business fails. She.s forced to move from her New York apartment to a small rural community in Australia, where she inherited a »
- Don Groves
Giving every impression of not knowing what day it is, or what year, Dustin Hoffman sleepwalks his way through this passionless, pompous film about an elite boys’ choir school: jammed with cliches, underwritten minor roles and unearned, unconvincing emotional climaxes. Hoffman plays the musical director: supposedly maverick and charismatic, of course, as opposed to the snippy little uptight assistant played by Eddie Izzard, required to suppress his natural wit and fizz for this dull role. Inevitably, they get a rebel kid whose untrained talent only Dustin sees: this is Stet (newcomer Garrett Wareing) who comes from a broken home, but conveniently happens to have a rich lawyer dad (Josh Lucas) who got his mom pregnant ages ago while married to someone else, and agrees to pay the school fees out of guilt. »
- Peter Bradshaw
Alexandra Cousteau off Mallorca for Oceana
In 2014, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gave a grant of three million dollars "to support Oceana’s efforts to win real policy change and protection for vital habitats and species throughout the Pacific and Arctic Oceans.” DiCaprio is also the executive producer of Orlando von Einsiedel's Oscar nominated Virunga.
Ted Danson and Sam Waterston are on the Oceana Board of Directors, and supporters include Diane Lane, January Jones, Cobie Smulders, Morgan Freeman, Mary Steenburgen, Jeff Goldblum, Pierce Brosnan, James Cameron, Harrison Ford, Barbra Streisand, Sting, Josh Lucas, Jason Priestley, Philippe Cousteau Jr., Kate Walsh, Miguel Bosé, Amber Valletta, Adrian Grenier, Trudie Styler, Alexandra Cousteau, Rashida Jones, Almudena Fernández, Miranda Cosgrove, Sarah Shahi, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, and Sam Trammell.
Nautica Oceana City & Sea Party host Alexandra Cousteau: "Where Oceana gets involved, change starts to happen." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
- Anne-Katrin Titze
At the beginning of (and throughout) every month, Netflix Streaming adds new movies and TV shows to its library. Here is a quick list of several that you might be interested in. Some of these may also have previously been on Netflix, only to have been removed and then added back. Feel free to note anything we've left out in the comments below.Alive (1993) The real-life story of a Uruguayan rugby team whose plane crashed in the Andes is brought to harrowing life in Frank Marshall's drama, which adds an element of religious mysticism to the team's struggle to survive. Its casting was controversial even at the time — the Uruguayans are played by American actors like Ethan Hawke and Josh Lucas — but Marshall doesn't whitewash the horrors of the team's two-month ordeal, which included starvation, hypothermia, and cannibalism. Don't watch it before a flight! Bulworth (1998) The world »
- Nate Jones
Swimmingly integrating Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, Roberto Rossellini's Stromboli and Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid with Livia Firth's (aka Livia Giuggioli) Green Carpet Challenge, or blue, I had a conversation with Oceana Media Advisory Board member, Cobie Smulders, the host of the First Annual Nautica Oceana City & Sea Party.
Oceana Media Advisory Board member, Cobie Smulders: "I've always wanted to be under the sea." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze
Oceana supporters include Diane Lane, January Jones, Morgan Freeman, Mary Steenburgen, Jeff Goldblum, Pierce Brosnan, James Cameron, Harrison Ford, Barbra Streisand, Sting, Josh Lucas, Jason Priestley, »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
After receiving some of the worst reviews of the season, The Mysteries of Laura had a very unimpressive year in the ratings and could have easily been cancelled. But, luckily for the fans, it's been renewed for a second season anyway.
The Mysteries of Laura revolves around a brilliant-but-harried NYPD homicide detective (Debra Messing) who must also juggle her home life, including raising her young twin boys and trying to divorce her husband. The rest of the cast includes Josh Lucas, Laz Alonso, Janina Gavankar, Max Jenkins, Vincent Reina, and Charlie Reina.
Us-based Australian director Frank Lotito will direct The Olive Sisters, a romantic drama adapted from Australian author Amanda Hampson.s 2005 novel, which will star Leslie Mann and Anthony Lapaglia. Lotito takes over from Fred Schepisi, who is still attached to the project as an executive producer. A former stand-up comic, Lotito made his feature directing debut on Good Ol. Boy, a Us comedy which will have its world premiere later this month at the Seattle International Film Festival. Based on a true story, set in 1979 and scripted by Anjul Nigam, Paul Quinn and Gregory Scott Houghton,. Good Ol. Boy centres on a family from India that moves to the Us with hopes of living the American Dream.
While their 10-year-old son Smith falls head-over-heels for the girl next door, his desire to become a .good old boy. propels him further away from his family.s ideals. The cast includes Jason Lee »
- Don Groves
Some critics derided Avengers: Age of Ultron as bloated, bombastic and nonsensical, but Australian moviegoers clearly dismissed or didn.t read the reviews
The Marvel blockbuster directed by Joss Whedon captured $15.7 million last weekend and $17.1 million including Wednesday night previews.
To be fair, the original opened on a Wednesday, Anzac Day, making $6 million on that day, and finished up with a towering $53.2 million.
The Disney release accounted for a whopping 71% of the entire market as nationwide receipts shot up by 34% to $22.1 million, according to Rentrak.s estimates. The four-day tally was up 18.5% on last year.
Universal.s Fast & Furious 7 »
- Don Groves
The micro label behind pick ups such as Anurag Kashyap’s opus Gangs of Wasseypur and Josephine Decker’s first pair of films have wrestled down John Magary‘s feature debut. Cinelicious Pics will be presenting The Mend as a day and date release with David Gordon Green’s name officially wrapped around the title as presenter.
Gist: Starring Josh Lucas and Stephen Plunkett as brothers Mat and Alan, respectively, the film follows the pair as they reunite just as Alan leaves on a long-planned vacation with his girlfriend, Farrah. But when Alan returns home earlier than planned to find Mat, Mat’s girlfriend and her son have commandeered his apartment, tensions rise and a mystery emerges: why has Alan returned without Farrah?
Do We Care?: Selected in last year’s SXSW Narrative Comp, THR »
- Eric Lavallee
Cinelicious Pics has snatched up all North American rights for The Mend, the debut film from director John Magary. Starring Josh Lucas, Stephen Plunkett, Lucy Owen, Mickey Sumner, Austin Pendleton, Cory Nichols, Louisa Krause, Leo Fitzpatrick and Sarah Steele, The Mend is a trippy comedy about a pair of NYC-based brothers stumbling through relationships, family and their own manhood. From Moxie Pictures in association with Discount Films, it’s produced by Myna Joseph and… »
Read More: David Gordon Green Talks Globetrotting Next Film 'Our Brand Is Crisis' and Taking Actors "Safely Into Dangerous Places" Writer-director John Magary's feature debut, "The Mend," has found a home with Cinelicious Pics. The upstart distributor is preparing a day and date release and indie director (and fan of the film) David Gordon Green will present it. Starring Josh Lucas and Stephen Plunkett as brothers Mat and Alan, respectively, the film follows the pair as they reunite just as Alan leaves on a long-planned vacation with his girlfriend, Farrah. But when Alan returns home earlier than planned to find Mat, Mat's girlfriend and her son have commandeered his apartment, tensions rise and a mystery emerges: why has Alan returned without Farrah? Green called the film, which premiered at SXSW in 2014, "bizarre and beautiful and organic." Cinelicious will release it late this summer, so keep an eye out, »
- David Ballard
On the heels of the news that Relativity Media founder and CEO Ryan Kavanaugh has secured $250 million in financing from San Francisco-based VII Peaks Capital in advance of his film and television studio’s speculated Ipo, the company’s latest film, “Desert Dancer,” earned high praise at its New York premiere on Tuesday night at the Museum of Modern Art.
Famed ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, news anchor Katie Couric and “Friends” star David Schwimmer were among many guests who applauded the biographical film starring Freida Pinto and Reece Ritchie about Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life to create an underground dance company in Tehran despite a strict ban on dancing set by Iran’s Islamic rulers in 2009.
“The film is more than ‘Footloose’ set in Iran,” director Richard Raymond told Variety at the screening hosted by Cinema Society. “It’s about the freedom of expression and how important »
- Paul Chi
Kristen Stewart, 'Camp X-Ray' star, to join cast of 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Kristen Stewart to join 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' movie After putting away her Bella Swan wig and red (formerly brown) contact lenses, Kristen Stewart has been making a number of interesting career choices. Here are three examples: Stewart was a U.S. soldier who befriends an inmate (Peyman Moaadi) at the American Gulag, Guantanamo, in Peter Sattler's little-seen (at least in theaters) Camp X-Ray. She was one of Best Actress Oscar winner Julianne Moore's daughters in Wash Westmoreland and the recently deceased Richard Glatzer's Alzheimer's drama Still Alice. She was the personal assistant to troubled, aging actress Juliette Binoche in Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria, which earned her a history-making Best Supporting Actress César. (Stewart became the first American actress to take home the French Academy Award. »
- Andre Soares
The Angels’ Share: Girard’s Musical Drama a Conventional Return
Quebecois filmmaker Francois Girard returns from a near decade long hiatus with Boychoir, his first cinematic venture since 2007’s Silk. The absence may not be much for Girard, who never seems to be in a much of a hurry when it comes to filmed endeavors, considering he last received breakout notices in that realm for 1998’s The Red Violin. Returning once more to his favored subject matter, the connective tissue of music, his latest feels a bit too familiar, a commonplace underdog tale that never quite feels invested in itself. True, Girard bypasses the general sense of staunch melodrama that saddles these diamond in the rough tales where troubled yet talented youth meets grizzled mentor (Finding Forrester, for instance), but there’s an air of nonchalant convenience to its rudimentary structure that tends to undermine some potential powerful elements, such »
- Nicholas Bell
Long before two-time Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman decided to become an actor he dreamed of a career as a classical pianist. Now, at age 77, Hoffman gets the chance to indulge his passion as Boychoir’s inscrutable Master Carvelle.
“I wanted to be a musician but I was never talented enough,” says Hoffman during an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival. Initially, he studied music at Santa Monica College before making the switch to acting.
“I have small hands so I can’t reach much more than an octave,” he says with his fingers stretched over an imaginary keyboard. “And, I think you have to have one of two qualifications; you have to have a really good ear or be a good sight-reader, and I’m neither.”
- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine
Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Boychoir" drama, starring Dustin Hoffman, Josh Lucas, Eddie Izzard, Kathy Bates, Kevin McHale, and Garrett Wareing. Check it out below. Plot: The story focuses on Stet (Wareing), a rebellious preteen with a remarkable gift who is challenged by a demanding vocal teacher (Hoffman) at one of the most prestigious music academies in the country as they prepare for the National Championship. The new movie is directed by Francois Girard from a script by Ben Ripley (Source Code). It's set to hit select theaters on April 3rd. Trailer: »
The first trailer for upcoming music-drama Boychoir – the latest film from acclaimed director François Girard (The Red Violin, Thirty Two Films About Glenn Gould) – has been released online by Informant Media, along with a new poster which we have for you here…
In the film, 12-year-old newcomer Garrett Wareing plays Stet, a rebellious preteen with a remarkable gift who is challenged by a demanding vocal teacher (two-time Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman) at one of the most prestigious music academies in the country as they prepare for the National Championship. Kathy Bates (Misery), Kevin McHale (Glee), Eddie Izzard (Hannibal), Debra Winger (In Treatment), River Alexander (The Way Way Back) and Josh Lucas (Poseidon) co-star.
Boychoir opens in selected Us cinemas on April 3rd, with a UK release scheduled for July 10th.
- Scott J. Davis
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