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Toh! has the exclusive poster debut for director Fred Schepisi's upcoming romantic dramedy "Words and Pictures," starring Juliette Binoche as an art teacher rivaling Clive Owen's English teacher. She has rheumatoid arthritis, and he has a drinking problem. Here's the official synopsis: The film arrives May 23. A witty romantic drama, Words & Pictures stars the engaging duo of Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen working together on-screen for the first time. Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus (Owen) laments his students' obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years filling his spare time with drink versus the art of language. He meets his match in Dina Delsanto (Binoche) — an abstract painter and new teacher on campus, who was once celebrated for her art. From the start, the two flirt and provoke each other with equal. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
Guy Ritchie has signed on for a new take on the Arthurian legend, with Variety revealing that the Sherlock Holmes director will link up with Warner Bros. once again for King Arthur, which is set for release on July 22nd, 2016.
King Arthur has been written by Joby Harold (Awake), who will also produce alongside Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell. No plot details have been released, although it has been rumoured previously that WB was looking at the property as a potential franchise, stretching as far a six films.
- Gary Collinson
According to Variety, Warner Bros.’ King Arthur is set to hit theaters on July 22, 2016. Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Sherlock Holmes, Swept Away) will direct, with Joby Harold (Awake, Edge Of Tomorrow) on script duty. It was rumored that WB were looking at Ritchie to bring a six-film take on the classic tale to the screen, but Variety make no mention of that in their report. There have been various movies, comics and tv shows based around Arthurian legend over the years, including the underrated Camelot and the mediocre Disney produced flick with Clive Owen in the title role. The most successful take was arguably John Boorman's Excalibur back in 1981. Akiva Goldsman and Tory Tunnell will produce, no cast is in place yet. »
There has been recent speculation that WB will move its still-untitled Batman-Superman project back from May 6, 2016, to the July 22 date to avoid going up against Marvel-Disney’s “Captain America 3.” But domestic distribution topper Dan Fellman recently said that there were no plans to move.
Plot details are under wraps and no cast has been set.
- Dave McNary
The 2014 Dallas International Film Festival (Diff) opened last week with the premiere of Words and Pictures, a lovely comedic drama starring Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen as teachers at a prestigious academy who go head-to-head over the timeless literary vs. artistic debate.
As it's shot in Vancouver by Australian director Fred Schepisi and features big-name and critically acclaimed stars, this movie's Texas connection may not be obvious at first. However, Schepisi -- pictured above with his wife and "muse" Mary Schepisi -- proclaims a strong bond to the Lone Star State because his first American film Barbarosa, starring Willie Nelson and Gary Busey, was filmed in west Texas in 1982.
Schepisi quipped during the Q&A that "Texas is the one state that has the same sense of humor as Australia -- I feel sorry for you," but spoke highly of the support from Dallas. Words and Pictures would not have been possible without its producers, »
- Debbie Cerda
In my youth, a cigarette company advertised their product with the tagline, "What do you want, good grammar or good taste?" It was a false analogy, of course -- the correct answer is, "Why can't I have both?" -- yet those long-ago words kept echoing through my head while I was watching Fred Schepisi's Words and Pictures, which features excellent, affecting performances by Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche in service of a premise that is as contrived and phony as that decades-old advertisement. Gerald Di Pego's original screenplay sets up the two actors as opposing forces of nature, teachers at a private high school who become rivals mainly because the story demands it. Jack Marcus (Owen), an alcoholic teacher of an English honors class, earned...
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The 2014 Dallas International Film Festival (Diff) is changing it up a bit this year with the film venues and number of screenings. Although there are fewer screenings per day, it will be easier to make it to consecutive movies centralized at the Angelika rather than catching a shuttle to the Magnolia, which is not a Diff venue this year.
The film festival opens on Thursday, April 3 at the Dallas City Performance Hall, with Words and Pictures starring Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen. This narrative feature portrays the challenges faced by educators in their attempts to inspire students in art and education in a day and age full of obsessions with social media, grades and status among peers.
I am looking forward to several of the international titles that are premiering in Dallas, including my personal 2014 Slamdance Film Festival favorite and Audience Award winner Copenhagen (screening times), written and directed by Mark Raso. »
- Debbie Cerda
Eight new images from Sin City: A Dame to Kill For have been released online. The film stars Josh Brolin as the physically-altered Dwight (played by Clive Owen in the first film), who is hunted down by the only woman he ever loved, Ava Lord (Eva Green), and then watches his life go straight to hell. All of these images could be glimpsed briefly in the trailer, but these are some nice, higher-resolution stills, which is important when so much of the film's impact will probably be in the visuals. Hit the jump to check out the images. The film also stars Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Jaime King, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Dennis Haysbert, Jamie Chung, Powers Boothe, Christopher Lloyd, Christopher Meloni, Jeremy Piven, Ray Liotta, Juno Temple, Stacy Keach, and Julia Garner. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For opens on August 22nd. Here’s the synopsis »
- Matt Goldberg
Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus (Owen) laments his students’ obsession with social media and good grades rather than engaging with the power of the written word. A one-time literary star, Jack has not published in years filling his spare time with drink versus the art of language. He meets his match in Dina Delsanto (Binoche) – an abstract painter and new teacher on campus, who was once celebrated for her art. From the start, the two flirt and provoke each other with equal relish.
With a performance review looming and his teaching job on the line, Jack hatches an inspired plan for galvanizing student interest in their studies: he declares a war between Words and Pictures, confident that the former can convey greater meaning than the latter. »
- Michelle McCue
Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche ("The English Patient") is the best reason to see Fred Schepisi's "Words and Pictures" (new trailer below), a light romantic comedy about two rival high school teachers. Clive Owen's English teacher with a drinking problem falls for Binoche's art teacher trying to paint as she battles rheumatoid arthritis. They engage in a war of words vs. pictures that ignites them as well as their students. Some of the best scenes involve Binoche sprawled belly-down on a swirling chair as she maneuvers a giant paint brush, splashing wide swatches of color on her canvas. It turns out, I learned from our interview in Toronto, that she came up with this visual idea, based on her research. She created the paintings in the film herself. Binoche broke out at age 23 in Philip Kaufman's "The Unbearable Lightness of Being," opposite Daniel Day Lewis, followed by "The Widow of St. »
- Anne Thompson
Words And Pictures is a romantic comedy in which the battle between English and Art is personified in the guises of Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche respectively. Each battles for their students’ attention in class while also trying to focus on their own professional work as a writer and artist. However, as you can imagine, the two soon develop a connection between one another which blossoms into a romance, but with Owen’s job on the line will they be able to survive?
If it sounds like I’ve given away too much, that’s because it’s what the trailer shows. common pitfall for a romantic comedy, but Words And Pictures does seem to have some genuine charm and decent chemistry going on. From director Fred Schepisi (Roxanne) we’re hoping for a lot of heart and a lot of laughs.
Have a look at the trailer below:
- Luke Ryan Baldock
It’s a tale often told before. The loveable, unconventional English teacher with a heart of gold has his following at his school — his devoted students who don’t quite understand why they have to read booooring books, but they sure as hell respect the heck out of him, and his fellow faculty who seems to adore him just as much. Never underestimate a pair of black rimmed glasses, fellas. But of course, there’s but one person who is apparently immune to his charms, a quirky and aloof art teacher who appears seemingly overnight with her paints and collection of chunky Chico’s jewelry to make him question everything. Isn’t that how it always works? Making Words and Pictures‘ entry in the romcom annals a little different from the rest is the inclusion of Juliette Binoche as the free-spirited but ever so grumpy foil to Clive Owen‘s hopeful, lovestruck »
- Samantha Wilson
Clive Owen may be best-known for punching faces and getting gritty in films like "Shoot 'em Up," "Killer Elite" and "Children of Men," but he really just wants to meet-cute with sexy French Oscar winner Juliette Binoche. In the new trailer for the upcoming romantic comedy "Words and Pictures," the endlessly charming duo trade witticisms and flirtatious looks as two struggling intellectuals -- one a writer, the other a painter -- teaching at an American Liberal Arts college. Can they inspire each other to create some thing new? Will they fall in love? Have you ever seen a movie before? Watch the trailer here: It was directed by comedy veteran Fred Schepisi ("Six Degrees of Separation," "Roxanne"). "Words and Pictures" opens May 23. »
- Dave Lewis
Written by Gerald Di Pego, the film is centred around a writer and teacher (Owen) who has lost his drive, and an artist who is struggling to paint due to her failing body (Binoche).
The pair clash at their school, before igniting a battle over which is more powerful and important, words or pictures.
The romantic comedy will be released at cinemas on May 23 in the Us. A UK date has yet to be confirmed.
Owen will soon star in Steven Soderbergh's upcoming TV drama The Kick. »
Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche might not be the last people you’d expect to star in a cutesy romcom together, but they certainly aren’t the first. And yet, here they are in the new Words and Pictures trailer, engaging in an adorable verbal war over whether the pen is mightier than the paintbrush. He plays English […]
- Angie Han
Someone you wouldn’t expect to see in a light-hearted romantic comedy: Juliette Binoche. (Unless Dan in Real Life counts.)
But the actress is starring alongside Clive Owen in Fred Schepisi’s Words and Pictures, which casts the duo as dueling prep school teachers. He’s a writer; she’s a painter. They may both have issues in their personal lives, but their combative relationship inspires creative greatness…when they aren’t competing for students. Will they eventually fall for one another?
Sure, it sounds pretty predictable — but this cute trailer shows that it could be pretty enjoyable as well. »
- Erin Strecker
What.s the first thing that pops into your head when I describe a film as "a romantic comedy between two artists struggling to grasp a sense of reality?" Do you picture two attractive young people just out of their teens who are obsessed with taking mixed media to the next dimension? Thankfully, that terrible image is on the opposite side of the universe from Roadside Attractions. Words and Pictures, a lovely looking rom-com starring Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche that doesn.t pander to audiences who think people over 40 don.t have cutesy relationships. (I.m still trying desperately to get Nancy Meyers. It.s Complicated out of my head.) The trailer seen above, via Yahoo! Movies, introduces us to Jack Marcus (Owen), a famed writer now teaching English to college students and not quite having the time of his life doing so, and Dina Delsanto, an artist who »
Juliette Binoche last appeared on screen in what was arguably her most challenging role to date as the titular depressed artist in "Camille Claudel 1915," so you can't blame her for following that up with "Words and Pictures," a lighthearted romantic comedy that looks amiable if a tad bland, judging by the just-released trailer. In the film, the Oscar-winner plays an high school art teacher battling with rheumatoid arthritis who develops a close but tenuous bond with an English teacher (Clive Owen), who suffers from a drinking problem. Roadside Attractions opens the comedy May 23rd. »
- Nigel M Smith
The first trailer for director Fred Schepisi's romantic dramedy Words and Pictures is now available. The film stars Clive Owen as Jack Marcus, an English teacher struggling to keep his students' attention. When an acclaimed artist (Juliette Binoche) starts teaching at the school, Jack declares a war between Words and Pictures, pitting his students against hers in a bid to show which medium can show greater meaning. In addition to energizing the students' creativity, the two teachers find new purpose in their professions and new possibilities in each other. Words and Pictures opens May 23rd. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Watch the first trailer for Words and Pictures below (via Yahoo!): Synopsis: A witty romantic drama, Words And Pictures stars the engaging duo of Juliette Binoche and Clive Owen working together on-screen for the first time. Prep school English teacher Jack Marcus (Owen) laments his students' »
- Dave Trumbore
It's not every day that you'll find arthouse mainstay Juliette Binoche appearing in what looks like a very familiar rom-com, but perhaps that's part of the allure of "Words And Pictures." And with Clive Owen opposite to woo the actress, one certainly can't complain about the casting. Directed by Fred Schepisi, the film is set at a prep school where a carefully rumpled and slightly damaged English professor takes a curmudgeonly shine to an abstract painter and teacher. Together they'll inspire in each creativity and passion, even as they battle for the hearts and minds of the students, and over whether words or pictures are better. Yeah, it's kinda hokey and obvious but again, Owen and Binoche are pretty watchable even if the movies around them aren't always so hot. Take a look at the trailer below and check this one out when it drops on May 23rd. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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