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Review: Self/Less Wants To Be Something More, Whatever That Means

11 hours ago | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

No one in sound mind and body wants to die, and that includes Ben Kingsley in the new film by Tarsem Singh. The director made his feature debut with the visually-striking The Cell in 2000, which raised expectations for bizarre and ambitious The Fall (2006), which was also sumptuous in appearance, if narratively lacking. Since then, he has made Immortals (reviewed here) and Mirror Mirror (reviewed here), two films that continued to demonstrate his preference (and reliance) for imagery and motion over story and sense. As far as the visuals are concerned, Self/Less represents the director's most reality-bound effort yet, following along as the very wealthy New York real-estate developer Damian (Kingsley affecting a New Yawk accent) comes to a decision about his future. Damian...

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30 Things We Learned From Tarsem Singh’s The Cell Commentary

14 hours ago | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

"If you're seeing anything realistic in this film you should point it out, because I'll take it out."

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‘Self/less’ Review: Ryan Reynolds Shares Ben Kingsley’s Brain in Point/less Thriller

4 July 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ben Kingsley plays a New York real estate mogul who pays big bucks to have his consciousness microwaved into Ryan Reynolds‘ body in “Self/less,” but the real reheating of leftovers has already occurred: this new science-fiction thriller borrows the foundation of a much better film — John Frankenheimer’s 1966 “Seconds” — and strips it of any larger meaning. Director Tarsem Singh, previously known for such art-direction extravaganzas as “The Fall” and “Immortals,” seems determined to prove that he can handle more mundane material that doesn’t call for as much visual flair. The film he has crafted from the script by. »

- Alonso Duralde

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Film Review: ‘Self/less’

4 July 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A brand new you that just might be the old someone else is the quandary at the center of “Self/less,” an initially intriguing parable about man’s lust for immortality that quickly devolves into a substandard shoot-’em-up designed to rebrand star Ryan Reynolds as a brawny action hero in the Jason Statham mold. But even the resourceful, likable Reynolds is at a loss to elevate this rather dreary piece of would-be escapism, which calls out for the wry, pulpy touch of a John Carpenter (or his acolyte David Twohy) and instead gets the strained self-seriousness of director Tarsem Singh. July 10 release from Universal/Focus’ relaunched genre label Gramercy Pictures will have its work cut out for it against the big guns of summer.

Written by Spanish brothers Alex and David Pastor (whose little-seen 2009 “Carriers” was one of the better zombie/virus thrillers of recent vintage), “Self/less” cribs »

- Scott Foundas

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Self/Less review: clue/less as soul of Ben Kingsley is put in Ryan Reynolds's body

4 July 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Some potentially interesting ideas get totally lost as Tarsem Singh’s fantasy drama descends into a series of dull chase scenes and bananas conceits

“You can’t take it with you,” suggested George S Kaufman and Moss Hart (with a little help from the First Epistle to Timothy). But what if you could stash it some place? Self/Less, which begins as an updated Astounding Science Fiction story before devolving into warmed-over, third-tier action, suggests a near future where the super rich might extend their years by dumping their consciousness into blank vessels prior to death. The procedure doesn’t exactly go as advertised.

Ben Kingsley is amusing and, importantly, just a little bit sympathetic as Trump-esque Manhattan real estate mogul Damian Hale, who can destroy the careers of upstarts who dare not kiss the ring with the mere snap of a finger. But he can’t kick the metastasised cancer in his body. »

- Jordan Hoffman

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'Self/less': Film Review

4 July 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In 1966, John Frankenheimer directed one of his most audacious movies, Seconds, with a script by Lewis John Carlino from a novel by David Ely. It told the story of an older banker who solicits the help of a shadowy organization that will fake his death and reconstruct him with a brand new identity, as well as a new face and body. The movie was a box-office flop, but has developed a cult following over the years and clearly had an influence on the makers of Self/less, director Tarsem Singh and screenwriters Alex Pastor and David Pastor. The new

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- Stephen Farber

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Self/Less: Four Clips & Behind-the-Scenes Footage Reveal the Side Effects of Death

3 July 2015 9:33 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Focus Features has released four new clips and five minutes of behind-the-scenes footage for Tarsem Singh‘s latest mind-bender, Self/less, a psychological sci-fi thriller about a dying man (Ben Kingsley) who decides to transfer his consciousness into the body of a healthy, younger man (Ryan Reynolds). The procedure works, but he soon comes to realize that “immortality has some side effects.” While most of the clips are noticeably lacking in Tarsem's distinct visual opulence, one of them finally reveals a glimpse at that aesthetic panache Tarsem is known for - but seriously, just a glimpse. The glinting gold pillow atop a sterile medical bed both feels like signature Tarsem and fits with the idea that the immortality procedure and "best of the human experience" is exclusively available to those in the highest echelons of society. These clips are also a great reminder that Reynolds is an excellent actor when »

- Haleigh Foutch

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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 30 Pairs of Passes to ‘Self/less’ With Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley

2 July 2015 2:40 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 30 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new provocative psychological sci-fi/thriller “Self/less” starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley!

“Self/less,” which opens on July 10, 2015 and is rated “PG-13,” also stars Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Victor Garber, Derek Luke, Michelle Dockery, Derek Luke, Jaynee-Lynne Kinchen, Melora Hardin, Michelle Dockery and Sam Page from director Tarsem Singh and writers David Pastor and Àlex Pastor.

To win your free passes to “Self/less” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition!

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Five "Must-See" Movies for July 2015

29 June 2015 8:55 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Normally, I'm not one to brag, but I would like to say right off the bat, I think I did pretty well with my must-see list last month. Of my five official picks -- Spy, Jurassic World, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, Dope and Inside Out -- the closest I got to suggesting you see a movie people generally didn't like was Jurassic World, which has broken all sorts of box office records and sits at a "fresh" 71% on Rotten Tomatoes. Not that box office results or Rotten Tomatoes are the ultimate barometers of quality, but I have to base this off something, rightc Personally I didn't much care for the new Jurassic film aside from a few scenes of enormous spectacle, but others found plenty to like in it. I also ended up seeing Dope twice -- that one might be my favorite movie so far this »

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Hey Canada, win tickets to an advanced premiere of ‘Self/less’ starring Ryan Reynolds and Matthew Goode

28 June 2015 10:32 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The latest film from visual auteur/director Tarsem Singh (Immortals, Mirror Mirror), Self/less is hitting the big screens next week and we have 15 double passes to give away in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Halifax. To be entered into a draw to win passes to an advance screening, simply email us at admin@soundonsight.org with “Self/less” in the sujbject headline.

Please make sure to indicate which city you live in and provide a first and last name. Thank you.

Self/less stars Ryan Reynolds, Matthew Goode, Michelle Dockery and Ben Kingsley, and tells the story of a very rich man dying from cancer, who undergoes an experimental medical procedure which transfers his consciousness into the body of someone younger. Unfortunately, there are consequences to the body that he chose that he must now live with. Watch the trailer below and best of luck!

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- Ricky

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Self/Less starring Ryan Reynolds

27 June 2015 1:05 PM, PDT | Hollywoodnews.com | See recent Hollywoodnews.com news »

In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. Director: Tarsem Singh (“The Cell”, “Immortals”) Writers: Alex Pastor & David Pastor (“Carriers,” “The Last Days”) Cast: Ryan Reynolds (“Deadpool”), Natalie Martinez (“Secrets and Lies”), Matthew Goode (“The Good Wife,” “The Imitation Game”), Victor Garber (“The Flash”), Derek Luke (“Empire”), Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”), and Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley Producers: Ram Bergman, James D. Stern, Peter Schlessel Distributor: Gramercy Pictures »

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Watch: Get Inside Ryan Reynolds' Head With 3 Clips, Featurette, And New Pics From 'Self/Less'

26 June 2015 11:24 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Quick, name the big summer movies that are still on the way. "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation," "Ant-Man," "Magic Mike Xxl," "Terminator Genisys," "Man From U.N.C.L.E.," "Fantastic Four." Well, Gramercy hopes you remember that "Self/Less" is coming too, though with only a couple of weeks to go until it opens, they're going to have to work hard to get the excitement levels up for this one. Read More: Watch The First Trailer For Tarsem's Biogenic Sci-Fi Thriller 'Self/Less' Starring Ryan Reynolds Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley star in the movie about an old, dying rich dude who decides to test the waters of immortality by getting everything in this brain transferred to a new, hunkier body. The problem? It turns out his new body has old memories that come back to the fore, and behind it is a madman scientist who bends ethical boundaries. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Check Out The New Clips And Featurette For Tarsem Singh’s Sci-Fi Film Self/Less

24 June 2015 6:29 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Outlive your life with Ryan Reynolds, Matthew Goode, Derek Luke & Sir Ben Kingsley with a new clip & featurette from Gramercy Pictures’ Self/Less.

In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Self/Less Opens In Theaters Nationwide July 10th.

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Self/Less: New Featurette Explores the Side Effects of Immortality

24 June 2015 1:13 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Focus Features has released a new featurette and clip for Tarsem Singh‘s latest, Self/less, a psychological science fiction thriller about a man dying from cancer (Ben Kingsley) who decides to transfer his consciousness into the body of a healthy, younger man (Ryan Reynolds). The procedure works, but he soon comes to realize that “immortality has some side effects.” I'm intrigued by Self/less. The ramifications a man faces when he tries to beat god always makes for solid ground to build a riveting science fiction premise on, and Tarsem is a compelling director with an eccentric track record, so I'm always intrigued to see what he'll do next. Stylistically, Self/less looks quite restrained for the director, who can occasionally get so immersed in his visuals that narrative falls by the wayside. When he's at his best we get The Fall, at his worst, Immortals (which I actually »

- Haleigh Foutch

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New Clip & Featurette for Ryan Reynolds & Sir Ben Kingsley's Science Fiction Thriller Self/Less

24 June 2015 | The Daily BLAM! | See recent The Daily BLAM! news »

Welcome to your future. There is no turning back. The next phase of the process has begun. Are you ready? The provocative, psychological science-fiction thriller Self/Less comes to theaters nationwide this summer. In this , an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause. Directed by Tarsem Singh (Immortals, The Cell) off a screenplay by Alex Pastor and David Pastor, Self/Less stars Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Victor Garber, Derek Luke, Michelle Dockery, and Academy »

- Pietro Filipponi

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Win Passes to An Advance Screening of Self/Less

24 June 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

What would you do if you could live forever? Enter here for your chance to win passes to an advance screening of director Tarsem Singh’s Self/Less starring Ryan Reynolds, Michelle Dockery, Victor Garber, and Ben Kingsley.

For your chance to receive two (2) complimentary passes to see the new film Self/Less at the Mjr Troy Theater in Troy, Michigan on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 7:00Pm, just look for the contest box further down on this page. But hurry, because the contest ends at 12:00Am on July 4, 2015! If you’re a winner, we’ll notify you on Monday, July 6, 2015!

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Self/Less: If only I had more time to live my life. We all think it and we all feel it. But what if you were able to take that time – for a price? In the provocative psychological sci-fi thriller Self/Less, director Tarsem Singh explores »

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New poster and clip for Self/Less starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley

14 June 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, a new poster and clip have arrived online for director Tarsem Singh’s upcoming sci-fi thriller Self/Less starring Ryan Reynolds and Ben Kingsley. You can check them out below…

In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body’s origin and the organization that will kill to protect its cause.

Self/less is set for release July 31st and features a cast that also includes Michelle Dockery, Matthew Goode, Victor Garber, Natalie Martinez and Derek Luke.

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Self/Less Clip: Matthew Goode Offers Ben Kingsley the Best of the Human Experience

12 June 2015 8:41 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

What if you got the chance to live forever? Would you take it? That's the opportunity Matthew Goode's character offers Ben Kingsley in Tarsem Singh's latest, Self/Less. Kingsley plays a wealthy man dying of cancer who agrees to have his consciousness transferred into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). All is well until Kingsley's character starts to uncover the truth about his new body and Phoenix Biogenic, the company behind the operation that'll do anything to keep the details of the procedure top secret. Gramercy Pictures just shared the first clip from the film and while it's probably a smart move to begin by conveying key information about the procedure, I do kind of wish the first clip showed off more of Singh's signature style and mind-blowing visuals. You can check out the first Self/Less clip for yourself below. The film also stars Natalie Martinez, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Freeman Entertainment to Distribute Warner Bros. Movies in Czech Republic (Exclusive)

13 May 2015 9:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Freeman Entertainment, which launched its distribution operation in the Czech Republic at the start of the year, will handle theatrical distribution of Warner Bros. titles in the territory.

Mad Max: Fury Road” will be the first Warner movie to be released by the company in the Czech Republic. Freeman Entertainment will also release titles there produced by leading independents, including Lionsgate/Summit, DreamWorks, Studiocanal, Nu Image and Relativity Media. Radovan Cech is Freeman’s executive director in the Czech Republic.

As well as the Warner titles, its release slate includes “Self/Less,” which is directed by Tarsem Singh (“Immortals”); “Mune,” which is helmed by Benoit Philippon (“Lullaby of Pi”) and Alexandre Heboyan (“Kung Fu Panda,” “Monsters vs. Aliens”); and “The Light Between Oceans,” which stars Michael Fassbender and Rachel Weisz.

Other pics include “The Free State of Jones,” starring Matthew McConaughey and Keri Russell; “Now You See Me: The Second Act, »

- Leo Barraclough

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2015 Summer Movie Preview: 20 Most Anticipated Movies

29 April 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

The May 1 release of Avengers: Age of Ultron marks the "official" start of the 2015 Summer Movie Season and with that in mind, it's only appropriate to offer up a look forward at what's ahead over the next four months. What is ahead over the next four monthsc Well, a lot of movies that cost a lot of money with a few smaller features mixed in for good measure, and as much as some of us may lament the fact studios have become so franchise focused, it's hard not to admit a desire to see some of these bigger features. As a means of whittling down the flock of films arriving over the next several months I've chosen to take a look at my 20 most anticipated, which does mean there are bound to be some titles I probably ought to mention, but didn't make the list for a variety of reasons. »

- Brad Brevet

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