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It was released here in the UK over a year ago [read our review here], but to coincide with its U.S. debut today, The Weinstein Company has released a new U.S. trailer for The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet, which sees French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet directing a cast that includes Callum Keith Rennie, Helena Bonham Carter, Dominique Pinon, Kyle Catlett, Judy Davis and Jakob Davies. Check it out here…
T.S. Spivet lives on a ranch in Montana with his mother who is obsessed with the morphology of beetles, his father (a cowboy born a hundred years too late) and his 14 year-old sister who dreams of becoming Miss America. T.S. is a 10 year-old prodigy with a passion for cartography and scientific inventions. One day, he receives an unexpected call from the Smithsonian museum telling him that he is the winner of the very prestigious Baird prize for his discovery of the »
- Gary Collinson
Harvey Weinstein, champion of auteur filmmakers? Not always. Earlier this year, Jean-Pierre Jeunet claimed Harv wanted to re-edit and/or recut his latest film, "The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet." It's a complaint that Bong Joon-Ho ("Snowpiercer") and Olivier Dahan ("Grace Of Monaco") have also recently leveled at the head of The Weinstein Company, but even their films got treated much better than this. Essentially being dumped into theaters tomorrow, the studio has finally released the first U.S. trailer for movie. How's that for support? Kyle Catlett, Niamh Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, Callum Keith Rennie, and Judy Davis star in the movie about a young boy who wins a contest at the Smithsonian Institute, which changes his life. Here's the official synopsis: T.S. Spivet lives on a ranch in Montana with his mother who is obsessed with the morphology of beetles, his father (a cowboy born a hundred years. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson
Run Time: 125 minutes
Synopsis: When an unworldly college student steps in for her sick roommate to interview a prominent businessman, she unexpectedly falls for the enigmatic interviewee whose sexual proclivities are more singularly focussed.
I know why you’re reading this, so let’s cut to the chase shall we? To be honest, Jamie Dornan’s Christian Grey summarised it better than I ever could when he snarled on screen that he’s ‘Fifty shades of fucked up!’ Damn right Jamie – although I was thinking more along the lines of the film’s ‘Fifty shades of fucking boring’. Yeah, folks. It’s boring, underwhelming but not all doom and gloom and we’ll get to that later.
It also makes you »
- Sacha Hall
Stars: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Luke Grimes, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Victor Rasuk, Marcia Gay Harden, Max Martini, Callum Keith Rennie | Written by Kelly Marcel | Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson
When “innocent” Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) finds herself interviewing handsome billionaire business man Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) an obvious attraction is shared and sparks fly. Instead of being in a traditional relationship though Anastasia finds herself with a contract that sees her agreeing to become submissive to Grey, and so the negotiations begin.
One thing I asked myself with Fifty Shades of Grey was if I was watching a parody of romance films, but then convinced myself that no this was not the case. The problem with the relationship between Anastasia and Christian isn’t his fetish, but the words that come out of his mouth, and hers. The one dimensional characters come out with lines that just aren’t needed in a movie, »
- Paul Metcalf
The 54-year-old actor, who stars as Ray Steele in the movie based on the best-selling novel by author E.L. James, has claimed there were no signs of on-set tensions between director Sam Taylor-Johnson and others, despite rumours to the contrary.
Speaking exclusively to Bang Showbiz, Callum said: “Everybody was very congenial and getting along. It was a good working everyone.”
The actor also revealed he had no idea that Sam was set to walk away from the franchise – a decision she made public earlier this year.
Asked whether there were any clues that the director wanted to quit, he explained: “No, I had no idea. You can never tell, you can never tell »
- Paul Heath
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Well, it’s a different sort of damsel-in-distress flick, at least. It’s not very suspenseful or thrilling or exciting, and it’s entirely romantically inert, which is not what it intends, but hey, Patricia Clarkson (The Maze Runner) is as awesome as always. She is Helen, a doctor from Toronto who is spending some alone time at her remote lakeside cabin on an island reachable only by boat, still grieving for her husband (Callum Keith Rennie [Fifty Shades of Grey] in flashbacks) who died the year before. But there’s always a mysterious stranger! When William (Scott Speedman: The Vow) washes up on her solitary femaleness, bleeding from a gunshot wound, »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Patricia Clarkson is one of those indispensable character actors that is too rarely delegated to leading lady status. However, she makes the most of a meandering script in a new film she headlines, October Gale, which also reunites her with Cairo Time director Ruba Nadda.
The actress plays Helen Matthews, a recently widowed woman in her fifties returning to the Ontario cottage she used to enjoy with her husband, James (played in flashback by Callum Keith Rennie). It’s hard for Helen to let go, especially when remnants of James are everywhere: in the picture frames on the wall, in the deck of cards she shuffles tenderly, in the year-old sports section of the newspaper left by the fireplace.
Helen could use something to pre-occupy her as she lounges around the cabin, tenderly coveting the things her husband used to own, and that distraction soon comes in the form of »
- Jordan Adler
'When her son dropped out, she dropped in.' Academy Award winning actress Helen Hunt returns to the big screen in the coming-of-age comedy Ride, which finds her rediscovering herself while learning to take on the ocean. We have the first poster for this funny and heartbreaking release, heading to theaters just in time for summer. Helen Hunt is wet suited up, and ready for the next big wave life has to offer.
In Ride, when an editor from The New Yorker (Helen Hunt) follows her son (Brenton Thwaites) to La after he drops out of college to surf and find himself, she ends up being the one thrust into a sea change of self-discovery.  In this comedy written and directed by Helen Hunt, she befriends a limo driver (David Zayas), rediscovers her sexuality with a younger surf instructor (Luke Wilson), and begins to heal her fractured relationship with her son and herself. »
Perfect Storm: Mystery Tinged Romance from Nadda Gets Blown Away in Gusts
There’s much to admire in Montreal-born director Ruba Nadda’s latest film, October Gale, which reunites her with the Patricia Clarkson, star of her generally well-received 2009 film, Cairo Time. Nadda once again provides Clarkson with a melancholy tinged lead role that provides us with a framework that recalls classic ‘women’s pictures’ of the studio era, something we’d most likely have seen from a Cukor or Negulesco and starring the embittered likes of a Joan Crawford or Barbara Stanwyck. Clarkson evokes a softer sentimentality than those references, which may explain why many will be dismayed when the film suddenly becomes a romance tinged mystery thriller, only one that doesn’t want to sacrifice any of these particular elements and therefore tends to seem watered down on all fronts.
A Toronto doctor still grieving over the tragic »
- Nicholas Bell
Ruba Nadda followed up her breakthrough film Cairo Time with thrillers for its two leads: Inescapable for Alexander Siddig, and now October Gale for Patricia Clarkson. Both rely on character-driven drama more than traditional action, exploring the intricacies of family relationships and the repercussions of loss. Dr. Helen Matthews (Clarkson) was accustomed to peaceful getaways with her husband, James, in the Hamptons of northern Ontario, a lake district that's long been a retreat for affluent Toronto residents. James died during an October gale on Lake Joseph, and Helen is still submerged in grief as she opens up their island cottage the following spring. Tidying the house triggers memories of James (Callum Keith Rennie), and Nadda uses these flashbacks to »
Director: Ruba Nadda
Run Time: 91 minutes
Synopsis: Whilst mourning the death of her husband on their island retreat, a widowed doctor is forced to treat a mysterious man who washes ashore during stormy weather with a gunshot wound.
Premiering during a special presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff), October Gale is a dramatic thriller that’s too devoid of tension to be considered thrilling and far short of emotional and relatable characters to be considered dramatic.
All this is a shame because the opening sequence of sweeping Parry Sound long shots and Steadicam shots of Helen (Patricia Clarkson) opening and cleaning the family’s vacation cottage offered a promising segue into what appears to be (on the surface), a study in normative bereavement with a murderous twist. Likewise, the film’s setting is a beautiful contradiction »
- Sacha Hall
Focus Features released their new, highly anticipated drama movie, "Fifty Shades Of Grey," into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out, and thought it was highly entertaining with plenty of passion, drama and just outright dirty and rough sex with plenty of nudity, and more! I mean, it really treaded the edges of being softcore porn! It stars Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, and Callum Keith Rennie. In the new flick, a shy and reserved Anastasia Steele captures the eye and interest of a very experienced and very rich Christian Grey while giving him an interview for a student paper at her college. From there, Christian starts to lightly pursue her by showing up at her hardware store job, taking her out for coffee ,and what not. Eventually, Christian ends up taking Anastasia back to »
- Andre Braddox
Chicago – Strike one of far too many: “Fifty Shades of Grey” author Erika Leonard (better known as E.L. James) has never lived the Bdsm lifestyle. And therefore, nor should she be writing about, romanticizing and profiteering on it. On a $40 million budget, the film earned $30.2 million on its opening Friday and is on track for a record-breaking international weekend grab of $158 million.
But this is as irresponsible as an author writing about rape who has never been. Anne Rice wrote “The Sleeping Beauty Quartet” (four erotic Bdsm novels under the pseudonym A.N. Roquelaure), but she was actually engaged in Bdsm with her husband. Experienced with it, Rice also wrote the Bdsm romance novels “Exit to Eden” and “Belinda” under the pen name Anne Rampling.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Recently, Fifty Shades Of Grey main stars, Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan (left), chatted up the BBC Breakfast news outlet in this new clip (below), and talked about how it was to film the sex scenes, working with each other, and more, along with serving up new scenes from the movie. In the clip, we see new scenes from the movie, along with Jamie and Dakota talking about how it was to shoot the intimate sex scenes. It turns out that the sex scenes were shot towards the end of filming after they were quite comfortable with each other, plus they were very choreographed and well thought out a head of time. They revealed that Dakota giggled a lot during the scenes, and more. Check it out,below. The movie stars: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, »
- Andre Braddox
Focus Features released their new, highly anticipated drama flick, "Fifty Shades Of Grey" into theaters today, and the top, major movie critics have submitted their reviews. It turns out that it got a mixed response with an overall 47 score out of a possible 100 across 41 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The movie stars : Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, and Callum Keith Rennie. We've added blurbs from a few of the critics,below. Sara Stewart at the New York Post, gave it a 75 score. He stated: "The film never pretends to be other than what it really is: soft-core porn for the ladies, diluted with an “R” rating." Sheri Linden from the The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 70 grade, stating: " With a loose-limbed naturalness, she conveys naiveté, intellectual curiosity and romantic yearning, and shows the unassuming »
Wide Fifty Shades of Grey Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Max Martini, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, Callum Keith Rennie Synopsis: "A literature student Anastasia Steele meets a handsome, yet tormented, billionaire named Christian Grey." Criticwire Grade Average: C (9 reviews) Kingsman: The Secret Service Director: Matthew Vaughn Cast: "Jack Davenport, Sofia Boutella, Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Firth, Mark Hamill, Mark Strong, Michael Caine, Taron Egerton, Sophie Cookson, Corey Johnson, Neve Gachev, Geoff Bell, Tom Prior, Samantha Zoe Womack, Jaymes Butler" Synopsis: "The story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency's ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius." Criticwire Grade Average: B- (7 reviews) Old Fashioned Director: Rik »
- Steve Greene
Recently, Focus Features dropped this new featurette/movie clip (below) for their upcoming "Fifty Shades Of Grey" hardcore drama flick. It's titled "The Story," and serves up a lot of new-look scenes, along with small interview clips and spoilers from the main stars and crew that worked on the film. Check it out,below. The movie stars : Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, and Callum Keith Rennie. In the new movie, Christian Grey, a young billionaire will take the virginity of Anastasia Steel and she falls in love with him. However, his insistence that she take the role of submissive and open herself to his S&M fantasies, will leave her emotionally torn ,because otherwise, he is the perfect guy. It will finally show up in theaters, nationwide, tomorrow, February 13th, 2015. »
Recently, Focus Features delivered this new TV spot/movie clip (below) for their upcoming "Fifty Shades Of Grey" hardcore drama flick, and it gives us new looks at Anastasia serving up the probing questions that enable her to worm her way into Christian's affections, and ultimately into the freaky bedroom, and more! Check it out,below. The movie stars : Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, and Callum Keith Rennie. In the new flick, Christian Grey, a young billionaire will take the virginity of Anastasia Steel and she falls in love with him. However, his insistence that she take the role of submissive and open herself to his S&M fantasies, will leave her emotionally torn ,because otherwise, he is the perfect guy. It's scheduled to hit theaters, nationwide, tomorrow, February 13th, 2015. »
Title: Fifty Shades of Grey Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson Starring: Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Marcia Gay Harden, Max Martini, Eloise Mumford, Dylan Neal, Rita Ora, Victor Rasuk and Callum Keith Rennie People are often faced with shocking and surprising realities after they finally achieve their anticipated transition into the real world. Anastasia “Ana” Steele, the somewhat reserved main protagonist in the long-awaited film adaptation of author E. L. James’ first entry in her provocative Bdsm book trilogy, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ faces a startling revelation when she graduates from college, and witnesses how relationships with older, professional men truly work. The movie, which fans of the novel [ Read More ]
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- Karen Benardello
Recently, Focus Features dropped this new movie clip (below) for their upcoming "Fifty Shades Of Grey" hardcore drama flick. It's titled, "The Interview Scene," and it gives us a new look at Christian winding up offering Anastasia an internship has his company. However, Ana doesn't seem to think she would fit it well in there. Check it out,below. The movie stars : Jamie Dornan, Dakota Johnson, Jennifer Ehle, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Eloise Mumford, Max Martini, Rita Ora, Marcia Gay Harden, and Callum Keith Rennie. In the new flick, Christian Grey, a young billionaire will take the virginity of Anastasia Steel and she falls in love with him. However, his insistence that she take the role of submissive and open herself to his S&M fantasies, will leave her emotionally torn ,because otherwise, he is the perfect guy. It'll be hitting theaters, nationwide, this Friday, February 13th. »
- Andre Braddox
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