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Read More: Ethan Hawke on How Indies are Gourmet and Blockbusters are a Barbecue Hoping to bring back the atmosphere of New York circa the late 1980s, "Ten Thousand Saints" depicts troubled teens trying to find themselves amidst the punk period. The film is adapted from Eleanor Henderson's novel and is written and directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini ("American Splendor," "Cinema Verite"). Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, Emile Hirsch, Hailee Steinfeld and Emily Mortimer star. The official synopsis reads: "'Ten Thousand Saints' is a coming-of-age story about three teenagers in late 1980's New York City — Jude (Butterfield), new to the city from Vermont, "straight-edge" musician Johnny (Hirsch), and troubled, rich uptown girl Eliza (Steinfeld) -- who break away from their messed up parents (Hawke and Mortimer) to form their own surrogate family." The film will be released in theaters and On Demand August »
- Ethan Sapienza
The first trailer has arrived online for upcoming drama Ten Thousand Saints, which is based on the novel of the same name by Eleanor Henderson and features a cast that includes Asa Butterfield, Ethan Hawke and Hailee Steinfeld. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
Jude (Asa Butterfield) is a teenage boy who is trying to reconnect with his father Les (Ethan Hawke) in 1987 Manhattan. When Jude’s friend, Teddy (Avan Jogia), dies of a drug overdose, Jude finds himself befriending a group of friends who are against drugs, alcohol, profanity and sex and live for punk-style rock music. When he meets Eliza (Hailee Steinfeld), who is sixteen years old and is pregnant with Teddy’s child, he and Les are forced to be her rock as she struggles through her pregnancy and early motherhood while Jude struggles with his feelings for her and his relationship with his father. »
- Gary Collinson
As a rising star to watch out for, Asa Butterfield is proving his ability to go from mainstream to indie in the blink of an eye. From writer/directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor) comes the first trailer for their Sundance 2015 film Ten Thousand Saints, based on the book by Eleanor Henderson. Here’s the official synopsis.
Adapted from the novel by Eleanor Henderson, Ten Thousand Saints is a coming-of-age story about three teenagers in late 1980s New York City—Jude (Asa Butterfield), new to the city from Vermont, “straight-edge” musician Johnny (Emile Hirsch), and troubled, rich uptown girl Eliza (Hailee Steinfeld)—who break away from their messed-up parents (Ethan Hawke and Emily Mortimer) to form their own surrogate family. Set in 1988, a time of great cultural upheaval—against the excesses of the decade, the AIDS epidemic and the gentrification of the city culminating in the infamous »
- Sarah Pearce Lord
Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Ten Thousand Saints," starring Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Emile Hirsch, and Emily Mortimer. Check it out below. Plot: The film is set against the backdrop of the New York City of the late 1980s; Adoption, teen pregnancy, drugs, hardcore punk rock, the unbridled optimism and reckless stupidity of the young - and old - all play a role in the story of the son (Butterfield) of diehard hippies (Hawke and Mortimer) and his strange odyssey through the extremes of late 20th century youth culture. The new movie is directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor). It already premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and is now set to get a limited theatrical release on August 14th. Trailer: »
"I'm offering you Manhattan champ, don't play hard to get." Screen Media has debuted an official trailer for Ten Thousand Saints, from writers/directors Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini (of American Splendor, The Nanny Diaries, Girl Most Likely), starring Ethan Hawke and Asa Butterfield. Hawke plays an estranged father who suddenly "kidnaps" his emo-punk son and takes him to New York City, where he experiences a whole coming-of-age on the streets of Manhattan with new friends. The film is set in the 80's around the punk rock scene and it seems to have a killer soundtrack, of which many of the reviews quoted rave about. Hailee Steinfeld also stars along with Emile Hirsch and Emily Mortimer. They give away a lot (too much) in this trailer, but it actually looks pretty good. "Have you ever heard of punk?" The trailer for Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini's Ten Thousand Saints, »
- Alex Billington
Ten Thousand Saints, which comes from the American Splendor team of Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini, has an incredible cast for a story set at a tense period in New York City history. Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Emile Hirsch and Emily Mortimer play a collection of characters who create an unlikely extended family finding their way through Manhattan […]
- Russ Fischer
Screen Media has released the first trailer for American Splendor writers/directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s coming-of-age drama Ten Thousand Saints. Set in 1988, during the transitional period in New York City when the yuppies started buying up all the “bad” neighborhoods and transforming them into upscale real estate, the film stars Asa Butterfield as an unhappy, bored teenager from Vermont who—after an interaction with a girl—decides to move to New York City, closer to his burnout father (Ethan Hawke). He subsequently develops a closer relationship with said girl (played by Hailee Steinfeld), starts hanging around a straight edge band, and attempts to find himself. I caught the movie at Sundance earlier this year (click here for my review), and while Butterfield’s character is wholly uninteresting, the film’s saving grace is Ethan Hawke. The guy instantly makes any movie he’s in at least 30% better, »
- Adam Chitwood
As they've shown in films like "American Splendor" and "Cinema Verité," directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini have a knack for finding unique cultural corners and making them accessible. And they do it again with the upcoming "Ten Thousand Saints," and the first trailer has arrived. Read More: Sundance Review: 'Ten Thousand Saints' Starring Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, & Hailee Steinfeld Starring Ethan Hawke, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Emile Hirsch and Emily Mortimer, and based on the novel by Eleanor Henderson, the story follows three teenagers who come together in the straight-edge punk scene of 1980s New York City. The picture arrives in theaters following its premiere in January at the Sundance Film Festival, where our Katie Walsh called it "an instant winner...heart-warming, funny, and real." "Ten Thousand Saints" opens on August 14th. Check out the trailer below. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
You're not going to believe this, but the Edinburgh International Film Festival invited the Empire Podcast team back for the second year in a row, and this is the result: over two hours of silly questions, silly answers, movie news and reviews, featuring not one, not two, but three interviews. We spoil you, we know.Look forward to finding out which lie Emily Mortimer told Martin Scorsese and whether or not Robert Sheehan has ever seen Rupert Grint's fleet of ice-cream vans. Plus! An impression of Woody Allen as Spider-Man. There's genuinely nowhere else in the world that offers you this sort of "entertainment".P.S. You can check out our podcast photo gallery here and subscribe to the Empire Podcast via our iTunes page or this handy RSS feed. You can subscribe to the magazine for just £18 here if you like it in paper form, or here if you prefer things digitally. »
Aaron Sorkin is an exceptionally talent writer who brings a playwright’s sensibilities to television which means his characters talk. A lot. But unlike so many prime time series, his characters actually have something to say. It’s a shame more people don’t want to hear whatever it is being discussed because Sorkin series tend not to last very long.
There were two seasons of Sports Night, four Sorkin-produced episodes of The West Wing and a single uneven season of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. For his self-proclaimed final act in television, Sorkin gave us three ever-shortened seasons of The Newsroom. This last ran on HBO and other than using a handful of words, could have easily aired on the major networks. After all, Sorkin didn’t pander with nudity or excessive violence.
The series’ conceit was that we were watching the fall and rise of network anchor »
- Robert Greenberger
British actress-writer Dolly Wells, co-creator and star of HBO/BSkyB comedy series Doll & Em, has signed with UTA. This marks Wells’ first U.S. agency representation. In addition to co-creating, co-writing and starring with Emily Mortimer in female buddy comedy Doll & Em, Wells is a regular on Starz's upcoming comedy series Blunt Talk, co-starring opposite Patrick Stewart and Jackie Weaver. On the feature side, Wells will next appear alongside Lily James, Matt Smith and… »
Edinburgh International Film Festival unveils juries and guests for 2015 edition.
The 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) (June 17-28) has revealed the juries that will judge its five award categories - The Michael Powell Award for Best British Film; Best Performance in a British Feature; Best International Feature; Best Documentary; and Best Short Film.
Karen Gillan, actressNatascha McElhone, actressKenneth Turan, film criticAmy Berg, directorArchie Panjabi, actressKyle Patrick Alvarez, directorJessica Hynes, actressDenis Lawson, actorJacqueline Lyanga, AFI film festival directorDolly Wells, actress.
Wells stars in Black Mountain Poets, 45 Years and Doll & Em 2, all showing at this year’s festival.
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Long Lost Family: ITV, 9pm
A couple who put their baby up for adoption when they were too young now want to seek their child out and in Poole, a former soldier who had to leave his girlfriend and young child in West Germany wants to find them again to explain.
Strike Back: Legacy: Sky1, 9pm
The final season of Strike Back: Legacy begins with another explosive episode full of action for the gang.
Judge Geordie: MTV, 9pm
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Super-rich entertainment in The Auction House, poor financial health in NHS: The Perfect Storm and relations reunited in Long Lost Family. Plus: awkward buddies Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells in Doll & Em and veteran comedian Bob Monkhouse celebrated in Million Joke Man
The second series of tales from Chelsea’s Lots Road auction house opens with a luxury Christmas gift sale, but tensions aren’t restricted to the bidding room. Manager-turned-head of valuations Martin is irked by his successor, while colleagues hold out for bonuses from frugal boss Roger. Office politics aside, the super-rich regulars remain the most interesting element: businesswoman Galia covets Tiffany gems, a ring catches psychotherapist Lili’s eye and ostentatious Amanda chooses new pieces for her country pile. Hannah J Davies
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- Hannah J Davies, Andrew Mueller, Graeme Virtue, Ben Arnold, Mark Jones and Julia Raeside
The writer and actor Dolly Wells is speaking earnestly about parenting – how she admires non-parents, how her children (Elsie, 13, and Ezra, 10) are her most acute critics – while we sit in a Brooklyn restaurant near her home. “I had expected to have children quite young,” she is saying.
Our intense interview – which has included the 43-year-old Londoner talking for the first time about discovering, in her late teens, that her stepfather, the satirist and actor John Wells, was actually her biological father – has been accompanied throughout by a relentless battery of 80s power ballads. We are currently immersed in Foreigner at their most plaintive:
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- Tim Teeman
The line-up for the 69th Edinburgh International Film Festival (Eiff) has been unveiled this morning by new artistic director Mark Adams.
This year’s Eiff (June 17-28) will comprise 164 features from 36 countries, including 24 world premieres, eight international premieres, 16 European premieres and 84 UK premieres.
Highlights including the UK premiere of Asif Kapadia’s documentary Amy, about the life of singer Amy Winehouse; the latest Disney-Pixar animation Inside Out; Arnold Schwarzenegger in zombie drama Maggie; comedy The D-Train, starring Jack Black and James Marsden; and a biopic of The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, Love & Mercy, in which John Cusack and Paul Dano play different aged versions of the musician.
Classic Screenings will include a rare outing for Noel Marshall’s Roar, a cult 1981 big cat movie.
This year’s Eiff will present »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai at the Oscars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai on the Academy Awards' Red Carpet Pictured above are Bollywood stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhishek Bachchan arriving at the 2011 Academy Awards ceremony, which took place on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Two years ago, an Anglo-Indian-American co-production, Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire became not only one of the season's biggest sleeper hits, but also the eventual Best Picture Oscar winner. Dev Patel and Freida Pinto starred. Curiously, some have complained that Slumdog Millionaire was just a less interesting rehash of higher-quality Bollywood musicals and dramas that have received relatively little play outside South Asian communities around the globe. Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai movies The son of Indian cinema legend Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan has been featured in nearly 50 films. Among them are: Dhoom (2004). Director: Sanjay Gadhvi. Cast: Abhishek Bachchan. Uday Chopra. John Abraham. Esha Deol. »
- D. Zhea
Scarlett Johansson Oscar dress Scarlett Johansson at the Oscars Looking great in a long purple dress, Scarlett Johansson displays her tight-fitting costume and bare back at the 83rd Academy Awards held on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Oscar 2011 co-host and Best Actor nominee James Franco (for Danny Boyle's 127 Hours) thus introduced Johansson and fellow Oscar presenter Matthew McConaughey: "I am six degrees of Kevin Bacon away from our next two presenters. Figure it out on the Internet." Well, if you're lucky. Some have remarked that Franco was a more effective Oscar host online, where he tweeted some of the evening's to-dos, than on the stage of the Kodak Theatre. His fellow equally panned Oscarcast host was actress Anne Hathaway. Scarlett Johansson movies Scarlett Johansson has been featured in more than 40 films since her debut at age 10 in Rob Reiner's North, back in 1994. Johansson, in fact, »
- D. Zhea
Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney on the Red Carpet Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney Oscars photo Mark Ruffalo and wife Sunrise Coigney arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards on Feb. 27 at the Kodak Theatre at (almost) the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in downtown Hollywood. Ruffalo was a 2011 Best Supporting Actor nominee for his role as a chauvinistic male slob who disrupts the family life of a lesbian couple in Lisa Cholodenko's Best Picture contender The Kids Are All Right. The dramatic comedy co-stars Best Actress nominee Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Josh Hutcherson, and Mia Wasikowska. This was Ruffalo's first Academy Award nomination. As it turned out, The Kids Are All Right didn't win a single statuette on Sunday night. But at the 2011 Spirit Awards held the day before, Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg's screenplay was chosen as the best of the year among independent films. »
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From Alessandro Nivola, over breakfast, we learn how Nicolas Winding Refn poached an entire family, including Elle Fanning and Christina Hendricks, from Sally Potter's Ginger And Rosa and spun them into The Neon Demon, with Alessandro channeling Anton Walbrook's portrayal of Boris Lermontov in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's The Red Shoes wrapped into Tom Ford.
Coco Chanel is the link between Jean Renoir's masterpiece La Règle Du Jeu (The Rules Of The Game) and Anne Fontaine's Coco Before Chanel, in which Alessandro plays Chanel's lover who "borrowed" her for two days. How James Gray, Darren Aronofsky and Matteo Garrone will factor in is yet to be determined. Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells with Olivia Wilde and Evan Rachel Wood »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
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