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Ahead of its UK release next month, 20th Century Fox has debuted a new ‘Scene Stealer’ featurette for the upcoming Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Longest Ride focussed on Britt Robertson (Tomorrowland), and you can check it out below after the official synopsis…
The Longest Ride centres on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world. As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected and life altering connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple. Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, The Longest Ride explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.
The Longest Ride will open in the UK on June 19th, »
- Gary Collinson
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There were three losers and only one winner on The Voice‘s Season 8 finale — that is, if you chose to look at the Starbucks-sponsored plastic cup as half full.
If, however, like Blake, your glass had even a splash of moonshine left in it, maybe there were no losers at all.
Actor Will Ferrell is lining up a curious new project. It was announced today that he is set to star in the comedy Tom’s Dad for director Lasse Hallström, the filmmaker behind The Cider House Rules and Chocolat. The film takes place in 1960s Nevada and revolves around a struggling nightclub performer hoping to make it big with his stage act featuring circus animals (yes, Ferrell will play a circus ringleader). He is subsequently forced to reconnect with his estranged 12-year-old son when his ex-wife departs on a three-week trip, leaving the two to rekindle their relationship. Martin Casella (One Night Stand) penned the original screenplay. Further casting is currently underway with the aim to start production in early 2016. Hallström’s been doing his fair share of Nicholas Sparks movies as of late, helming Dear John and Safe Haven, as well as last year’s Helen Mirren-fronted The Hundred-Foot Journey. »
- Adam Chitwood
One way to pass the time during “The Sea of Trees” — preferably during one of Matthew McConaughey’s interminable misty-eyed monologues — is to try and figure out exactly how many bad movies the actor, screenwriter Chris Sparling and director Gus Van Sant have managed to squeeze into their tale of a man’s lonely quest to take his own life. Almost impressive in the way it shifts from dreary two-hander to so-so survival thriller to terminal-illness weepie to M. Night Shyamalan/Nicholas Sparks-level spiritual hokum, this risibly long-winded drama is perhaps above all a profound cultural insult, milking the lush green scenery of Japan’s famous Aokigahara forest for all it’s worth, while giving co-lead Ken Watanabe little to do other than moan in agony, mutter cryptically, and generally try to act as though McConaughey’s every word isn’t boring him (pardon the expression) to death.
How this dramatically stillborn, »
- Justin Chang
Chris Harrison wears many hats, including TV host, therapist, and crazy-lady wrangler on The Bachelor and its plethora of spinoffs, and now he can add romance novelist to that list. Alas, we had hoped for a tell-all memoir, but we're still pretty excited. I spoke with Chris recently, and he shared a little bit about the book, his inspiration, and what he considers "the Bible of romance novels." Popsugar: How are you doing? Chris Harrison: I'm good; I'm a little busy. I'm a little overwhelmed right now. Life's a little crazy. The book was a bigger project than I ever anticipated. Ps: Yeah, tell me about that. Ch: I wrote a romance novel called The Perfect Letter [out May 19] that has been in the works for about two to two and a half years. I didn't realize what a large undertaking that would be. Mr. Naive, I'll just write a book. »
Scott Eastwood and Teresa Palmer will receive the Rising Star Award at the Maui Film Festival, running June 3-7 at the Wailea Resort. The awards will be presented at the opening night at the outdoor Celestial Cinema.
Eastwood currently stars in “The Longest Ride,” adapted from the Nicholas Sparks novel, and will soon be seen in the David Ayer-directed “Suicide Squad” and the untitled Oliver Stone film about Edward Snowden. Palmer stars in the upcoming remake of “Point Break” as well as “Triple Nine” with Kate Winslet and the Terrence Malick film “Knight of Cups” with Christian Bale.
- Tim Gray
Directed by Henry Hobson
A teenage girl in the Midwest becomes infected by an outbreak of a disease that slowly turns the infected into cannibalistic zombies. During her transformation, her loving father stays by her side.
The zombie genre has hit a new high in popularity with the success of the FX show The Walking Dead and the last thing cinema needed was another zombie film where an infection breaks out and a band of ‘everyday’ people try to survive for two hours. To the credit of first-time director Henry Hobson’s Maggie is not the typical zombie film, but it offers essentially nothing new to the genre either, made worse by the casting of Arnold Schwarzenegger in a role in which he can establish no authority.
Hobson’s crucial mistake is making his film so dour and one-note without »
- Gary Collinson
It can be difficult for some viewers to differentiate between reality and movies, and it.s pretty common for actors to encounter fans who think of them not as individual people but as the characters they play onscreen. This can go on for years, even after other high-profile roles. Case in point, James Marsden, who still catches flack for his turn in The Notebook. For the uninitiated, in the 2004 adaptation of Nicholas Sparks. romance novel of the same name, Marsden plays the primary obstacle the this-is-destiny love between Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling must overcome. And people are still plenty pissed off at him about it. Talking to Vulture about his latest film, The D Train, the subject of The Notebook came up, and while he admits there are definitely people who think McAdams. character made the wrong choice, he says: Then I also have people coming up and going »
Behind every great love is that guy who almost spoiled everything. James Marsden revealed in a new interview that he's been on the receiving end of some harsh commentary from avid supporters of Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling's romance in The Notebook. The D Train actor told Vulture on Thursday, May 7, that these same fans refused to let him be. "It’s a very polarizing movie with regards to my character," he said of his role as Lon Hammond in the 2004 movie based on Nicholas Sparks' bestselling novel. [...] »
While rodeo bull riding was the backdrop for Dallas Buyers Club and this year’s Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Longest Ride, it’s set to get even more of a starring role thanks to Emily Blunt and Bronco Belle. Writer/director Khurram Longi is busy rounding up the rest of the cast for the film, which follows the exploits of Raylene Jackson (Blunt), a woman with a chip on her shoulder who harbours a dream of becoming a champion bull rider. She’ll need some support from an old trainer seeking redemption and a shameless hustler of a promoter to make it in a highly competitive field.According to Longi, the idea was born during a road trip across America. “We were driving down from New York and ended up in Texas where, by chance, we stumbled across the world of rodeo. I had never been to one before. We »
There will likely be much speculation about the fact that Avengers: Age of Ultron failed to top the original film in its opening weekend at the box office. Never mind that the latest Marvel offering still made an estimated $187.7 million at the box office and has already grossed $626.7 million worldwide, putting it in closer company to previous champ Furious 7 (which settled for third place this week with an estimated $6.1 million and a bucket load of cash in its pockets). Still, a nice trend of this weekend is not how much the movies are making, but that studios have been releasing their numbers. Surprisingly, some films have done better than appearances first seemed.
The Age of Adaline took second with an estimated $6.3 million, and along with seventh place finisher Ex Machina (estimated $2.2 million) are the only two on the list that have not released their costs. With both making modest »
- Seth Paul
Kyle Patrick Alvarez (“The Stanford Prison Experiment”) will direct an adaptation of Graham McNamee’s Ya thriller “Acceleration” for Theresa Park’s Pow! Productions and Peter Safran, Variety has learned exclusively.
Alvarez will direct from a script he’s adapting with Adam Shazar. “Stanford Prison Experiment” debuted in January at Sundance, where it won the Alfred P. Sloan Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award.
“Acceleration,” published in 2003, unfolds over a blisteringly hot summer, during which the 17-year-old protagonist is working in the bowels of the Transit Authority’s Lost and Found department, cataloging misplaced belongings. When he stumbles across a lost diary filled with the twisted secrets of a serial killer, he quickly realizes the killer is stalking his prey in the subway and that his next victim has already been chosen.
Park, a longtime literary agent who is also Nicholas Sparks’ producing partner, recently founded Pow! to develop »
- Dave McNary
Nothing happened at the domestic box office this weekend. Well, almost nothing. The biggest news came from overseas, where "Avengers: Age of Ultron" opened almost everywhere except here.
At home, the box office seemed to be biding its time until the "Avengers" sequel opens this Friday. Meantime, "Furious 7" remained on top for the fourth straight weekend, as if no studio could be bothered to mount a serious challenge to it. "Age of Adaline" opened in third place, and "Little Boy," the weekend's other new wide release, opened way down at No. 13. Overall, the domestic box office declined for the third straight weekend, selling not even $100 million worth of tickets from Friday to Sunday.
Nonetheless, there were a few spots of good news:
o. With its estimated $18.3 million take representing nearly a fifth of all ticket sales this weekend, "Furious 7" is the first film since the original "Hunger Games »
- Gary Susman
For the fourth weekend in a row, Furious 7 took first place at the domestic box office. Also, thanks to its record-setting performance in China, Furious 7 is now just the third movie ever to earn over $1 billion overseas.Meanwhile, Avengers: Age of Ultron debuted in 44 international markets and earned a stunning $201.2 million. In nearly all of those markets, it opened above The Avengers and Iron Man 3.For more coverage on Avengers and Furious 7, see the Around-the-World Roundup below.In the U.S., Furious 7 eased 37 percent to an estimated $18.3 million. The last movie to hold on to the top spot for four weekends in a row was The Hunger Games, which did so back in March/April of 2012.So far, Furious 7 has earned $320.5 million at the domestic box office. If it can hold decently against Avengers next weekend, it has a strong shot at reaching $350 million. »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In the calm before the storm (Avengers: Age of Ultron), Furious 7 continued its dominance over the North American box office, while The Age of Adaline had a respectable debut in third place. The sixth sequel amassed another $18.3 million, getting its best hold yet with a 37% drop. It is the first movie since The Hunger Games in 2012 to top the box office for four straight weekends. Of course, without major new competition before the summer box office begins next weekend, another crowning position on the charts was expected.
The racing behemoth has already surpassed the $320 million mark and generally, it would be a lock to cross the $350 mark at this point. However, with Avengers: Age of Ultron set to assemble massive audiences next weekend – and likely gun for the opening weekend record, beating its predecessor – Furious 7 should lose much of its firepower, along with its IMAX and high format screens. »
- Jordan Adler
Lionsgate released their new romantic/drama film, "The Age of Adaline," into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews have been turned in from the top, major movie critics. It turns out that about half of them liked it, which is better than nothing I guess. It got a mixed 51 score out of a possible 100 across 30 reviews at the Metacritic.com site. The film stars: Harrison Ford, Blake Lively, Ellen Burstyn, Kathy Baker, Amanda Crew and Michiel Huisman. We've supplied blurbs from a couple of the critics,below. Matt Zoller Seitz from RogerEbert.com, gave it a decent 75 grade, stating: " Ford's voice — always deep, lowered an octave by age and one more by William's longing — is even more powerful. This is Ford's best performance since "The Fugitive," maybe since "Witness." Kyle Smith over at the New York Post, gave it a 75 grade ,saying: " The film is as tender and endearing as a lamb, »
- Andre Braddox
On its surface, The Age of Adaline may look like what might happen if Nicholas Sparks wrote The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. But this strange little love story turns out to be the opposite of those Sparks swoon-fests, for better and for worse; in those films, effective, entertaining romance is generally undone by harebrained plotting and tonal mishmash. The Age of Adaline, for its part, delivers the twists and turns of its fantastical plot with elegance and confidence. Here, the weak romance threatens to bring everything down.The film offers us the story of a young woman, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively), born on New Year’s Day in San Francisco in 1908, who loses the ability to age after a freak car accident and lightning strike. (Cutely verbose narration informs us that the specific scientific phenomenon that explains this won’t be discovered until 2035.) So, Adaline remains in her late 20s, »
- Bilge Ebiri
The Age of Adaline is based on the improbable premise that a casting director would expect Blake Lively to play a character wise beyond her years. With a limited film resume mostly spent playing arm candy in dude-driven action flicks, pitching The Age of Adaline makes Lively’s starring dramatic presence a tougher sell than the film’s own romantic fable story. But The Age of Adaline is a smarter beast than its gooey exterior lets on, and its precise use of performers, genre tropes, and aesthetics makes it a pleasantly surprising blend of old and new school fairy tale.
Making no bones about its melodramatic intentions, The Age of Adaline operates with restrained but omnipresent emotionality at all times. For a film that’s really more of a character study than a sweeping epic, The Age of Adaline’s biggest, constant risk is assuming the audience will go along with its somberly operatic tone, »
- Sam Woolf
Thruline Entertainment has signed Gloria Reuben, an Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actress who is best known for her regular role on “ER.” The actress has a career spanning thirty years, with recent credits including the newest Nicholas Sparks adaptation “The Longest Ride,” Steven Spielberg‘s “Lincoln” and “Admission” opposite Tina Fey. Also Read: Inside Golden Globes After-Parties: Jennifer Aniston, Jared Leto, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Gold Trophy 'Plus Ones' (Photos) On television, her recent credits include recurring roles on TNT’s “Falling Skies” and NBC’s long-running “Law & Order: Svu.” Reuben will next be seen on USA’s »
- Linda Ge
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