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Guys, we need to talk about Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Minnie Driver in 'Beyond the Lights'

10 December 2014 5:02 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This morning's Screen Actors Guild nominations made one thing abundantly clear that has been pretty much at the forefront of much of the awards discussion this season: there is room to maneuver in the lead and supporting actress categories. Jennifer Aniston ("Cake") and Naomi Watts ("St. Vincent") each found an angle and made their way in. But there are two performances in one film that frankly deserve to be in the conversation to win each of those categories, yet neither is getting any traction. It's time we talked about Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Minnie Driver in Gina Prince-Bythewood's "Beyond the Lights." First and foremost, HitFix readers aren't new to the banging of this drum as for the longest time, our own Greg Ellwood has been out in front on this title, championing it all the way back at the Toronto Film Festival. For my part, I didn't get around to seeing it until very recently, »

- Kristopher Tapley

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Can Anna Kendrick Single-Handedly Save the Movie Musical?

9 December 2014 9:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Anna Kendrick started early. The actress of both stage and screen earned her first Tony nomination at the tender age of 12 (for her turn in High Society), which she followed up five years later with an Independent Spirit Award nomination for her very first feature film role, in the big screen Camp. Kendrick has continued to pursue her movie career in the subsequent years, throwing most of her attention at various and varied cinematic endeavors, with significantly less attention paid to her stage work in the interim (Kendrick hasn’t starred in a stage outing since 2003). Yet Kendrick has never balked at her theatrical background, and she’s begun more effectively blending her various skills — namely, acting and singing — into her own unique career, becoming bankable and dependable in a way that her other peers have not. And she might be able to save the modern musical. Earlier this year, I »

- Kate Erbland

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The 50 Definitive Relationship Dramas: 20-11

1 December 2014 5:16 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

20. Love/Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

Originally titled “Love in the Afternoon,” but released in North America as “Chloe in the Afternoon,” this Rohmer film is a tale of possible infidelity, seen through the eyes of a conflicted man. Frédéric (Bernard Verley) is a successful young lawyer who is happily married to a teacher named Hélène (Françoise Verley), who is pregnant with their second child. While Frédéric is in a considerably good place in his life, he still struggles with the loss of excitement he had before he married, when he could sleep with whomever he chose. It wasn’t so much the sex that thrilled him, but the chase itself. Still, he feels that these thoughts and fantasies, paired with his refusal to act upon them, only proves that he is completely dedicated and in love with his own wife. That is, until he meets Chloé »

- Joshua Gaul

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The 50 Definitive Relationship Dramas: 30-21

1 December 2014 5:16 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

30. The Lovers on the Bridge (1991)

Directed by: Leos Carax

A romance the way only Leos Caraz could do it. “The Lovers on the Bridge” is a love story between an alcoholic, drug-addicted street performer named Alex (Denis Lavant) and a vagrant painter named Michele (Juliette Binoche) who lives on the streets after a previous relationship ended. She now suffers from an unkown disease that is slowly making her blind. The two live on the Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris, closed for repairs for the duration of the film. As Michele loses more and more of her sight, she has to depend on Alex to get her through the days. After a treatment is discovered, Michele’s parents try to find her using posters on the street and radio announcements. Alex, realizing that her health would remover her dependence upon him, does everything in his power to keep Michele »

- Joshua Gaul

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'Sleepy Hollow' extra Bearded Man Walking Away From Bar tells all

17 November 2014 2:45 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The episode description for Monday (November 17) night's "Sleepy Hollow" episode, titled "Mama," teases that Jenny and Abbie will "come face-to-face with their past" and mentions a series of mysterious deaths and "an especially surprising spirit." No mention is made of resolution to last week's cliffhanger involving Bearded Man Walking Away From Bar. That, unfortunately, is the life of an extra. You dedicate minutes -- whole minutes! -- to crafting an interior life for a character who may not even have a name in the official record, you work to hone that personal narrative so that it has a beginning, a middle and an end, you improvise and refine your performance, but then you watch the finished product and your entire arc has been reduced to nearly nothing, the faintest whisper of a story. In fact, if you end up being able to spot the back of your head, the outer »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Tomorrowland’s Britt Robertson Joins Eddie Murphy For Cook

12 November 2014 8:59 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Britt Robertson’s slate for 2015 is filling up thick and fast. The 24-year old actress has already signed on for Nicholas Sparks drama The Longest Ride, while also making time for the lead role in Brad Bird’s ambitious sci-fi film, Tomorrowland. Today, though, Deadline has learned that Robertson has added another project to the list: a leading role in Bruce Beresford’s drama Cook alongside Eddie Murphy.

In essence, the plot for Beresford’s film centers around Murphy’s titular Henry Church, an everyday yet artistic chief who agrees to provide meals to the family of a dying father. Over the course of fifteen years, Murphy’s character becomes an integral part in the lives of Marie and Charlotte Brody (Beresford), and, judging by the description, becomes a surrogate father of sorts to the Brodys.

As we alluded to earlier, Cook will be directed by Driving Miss Daisy helmer »

- Michael Briers

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Glenn Beck Calls His Penis a 'Winkie'

7 November 2014 4:24 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Here's wonderful footage of Glenn Beck and a couple of cards discussing how un-manly it is to know about Nicholas Sparks movies. They have important arguments like, "You're questioning your gender if you've seen at least three of them!" Love some gay/gender/trans/intelligence phobia to kick off my weekend! Oh, Glenn! Worst of all, the word "winkie" is used in place of "penis." Glenn says it himself. Now your day is definitely ruined. (via Jezebel) »

- Louis Virtel

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Gay Pride takes a fall

2 November 2014 6:02 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

British critics adored Pride, the comedy-drama based on the true story of the gay Londoners who rallied to support Welsh miners in their confrontation with Margaret Thatcher in 1984, and some were moved to tears.

Audiences in the UK were rather less enthused as the film starring Bill Nighy, Paddy Considine, Dominic West and Imelda Staunton has pocketed a modest $US6.2 million in seven weeks, tracking more like a Made in Dagenham than a Calendar Girls or Billy Elliot.

The reaction seems similar here judging by the Matthew Warchus-directed film.s $522,000 debut on 130 screens, and $595,00 with festival screenings and previews.

Distributor eOne emailed exhibitors this morning asking them to maintain screens in hopes that word-of-mouth will kick in this weekend, particularly among the target audience of mature females.

It was another soft weekend as takings dropped by 9% to $9 million according to Rentrak.s estimates. Year-to-date ticket sales have generated $896 million, »

- Don Groves

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Relativity Media's 'The Best of Me' to Get Bollywood Remake (Exclusive)

30 October 2014 5:29 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Relativity Media's latest release, romantic drama The Best of Me, will be remade as a Bollywood movie. At the Cannes film festival this year, Relativity announced an India joint venture with Bollywood film and TV company B4U. The venture has earmarked a $100 million investment to create and distribute entertainment and sports content in India across various platforms, including film, TV and digital. The remake of The Best of Me is the first of a three-picture deal between the Relativity-B4U venture and leading Indian banner Balaji Telefilms. Directed by Michael Hoffman, the film is based on Nicholas Sparks'

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- Nyay Bhushan

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58th BFI London Film Festival Review – The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)

28 October 2014 1:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, 2014.

Written and Directed by Ned Benson.

Starring James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Nina Arianda, Bill Hader, Ciarán Hinds, William Hurt, Isabelle Huppert and Jess Weixler.


One couple’s story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.

For those who prefer their romantic films to be sappy, cheesy, mushy, schmaltzy, written by Nicholas Sparks or Stephanie Meyer be warned: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them may not tickle your taste buds. Not because it’s a bad film by any means, far from it, but because Ned Benson’s tale of love and loss in New York may well put you off rom-coms for good, and make you reassess everything you know and love about the genre.

Somewhat strangely, Eleanor Rigby is a film »

- Scott J. Davis

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‘Ouija’ Says Yes To $19.8M, ‘John Wick’ Chases In $14.4M, ‘St. Vincent,’ $7.7M Blessing – Final B.O. Weekend

27 October 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Final Update, Monday, 2:25 Pm: The finally tallies are in with Universal’s horror film Ouija and the Keanu Reeves’ actioner John Wick winning the No. 1 and No. 2 spots, respectively. St. Vincent, which went wide, did okay for The Weinstein Co. With terrific exit polling, it should get some more play. In their second weekends, Sony/Qed’s Fury held well (-44%) as did Fox’s animated The Book of Life (-41%). Relativity’s The Best of Me wasn’t as lucky (-54%). Noteworthy: We’ve included the grosses for the Bollywood heist film Happy New Yea from our own sources as Rentrak did not report for it. There are still no official numbers for the the film which we know tallied biggest opening weekend in Indian Cinema history (per its producer). Strange as to why they are not touting the numbers and reporting them as soon as possible, but »

- Anita Busch

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Box Office Weekend: No One Predicted Oujia Win

27 October 2014 9:18 AM, PDT | CinemaNerdz | See recent CinemaNerdz news »

Critics did not like it. Audiences did not like it. And yet, thanks most likely to its status as one of the few spooky flicks to enjoy during the Halloween season, Ouija took the box office crown with an estimated $20 million. It was still not good news for an overall dipping box office trend, as second place went to the new (and much better received) John Wick. Keanu Reeves made good with an estimated $14.2 million start and good word of mouth, but along with Ouija had no reported budget numbers, so whether Reeves finally has a winner on his hands is undetermined.

Fury (estimated $13 million), Gone Girl (estimated $11.1 million), and The Book of Life (estimated $9.8 million) all stayed in roughly the same positions, if only pushed down by new releases, but only Gone Girl is a winner and the highest earner in the current top ten. Fury and The Book of Life »

- Seth Paul

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Did Scott Eastwood and Brittany Brousseau Break Up?

27 October 2014 | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Scott Eastwood and his onscreen love interest, Britt Robertson, went to round four of the Professional Bull Riders in Las Vegas Saturday night, telling the crowd about their upcoming Nicholas Sparks movie about a bull rider, The Longest Ride. But it was another Britt - model Brittany Brousseau - who was noticeably absent. Months after their romance made headlines in May, a source tells People she and Eastwood are no longer together - but he was a bit more coy. Asked about his love life, the son of Clint Eastwood tells People, "I'm young. I'll be 29 in March. I'm just really focused on my career. »

- Nicole Weisensee Egan and Rennie Dyball

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Turtles outgun Fury on social media

24 October 2014 10:53 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles generate more buzz on social networks in the UK than Brad Pitt war movie.

After its first week on release in the UK , Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has surfed to the top of the social network buzz charts, according to Way to Blue.

The blockbuster reboot generated nearly 7,900 comments from Oct 16-22 across social networks in the UK, with 24% of those expressing intent to view.

Brad Pitt tank drama Fury put up a good fight ahead of its UK release (Oct 22) but could not quite match the Turtles, with more than 6,500 comments – 15% of which looked to convert comments into tickets.

Other top performers after a week on release included Robert Downey Jr. drama The Judge, with nearly 3,200 comments; British film Northern Soul, with close to 3,000; and Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best Of Me, with more than 2,300.

Opening this weekend, Australian chiller The Babadook managed to top 1,650 comments, with 19% daring »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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The Best Of Me Prize Pack Giveaway

22 October 2014 5:53 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The Best Of Me – based on the book by Nicholas Sparks and starring James Marsden, Michelle Monaghan, Luke Bracey and Liana Liberato opened in theaters last week and to celebrate Wamg and Relativity are giving away a The Best Of Me prize pack. Enter below!

Based on the bestselling novel by acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks, The Best Of Me tells the story of Dawson and Amanda, two former high school sweethearts who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart, when they return to their small town for the funeral of a beloved friend.

Their bittersweet reunion reignites the love they’ve never forgotten, but soon they discover the forces that drove them apart twenty years ago live on, posing even more serious threats today. Spanning decades, this epic love story captures the enduring power of our first true love, and the wrenching choices we face when confronted with elusive second chances. »

- Melissa Howland

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There's a Good Reason For Your Recurring Notebook Nostalgia

22 October 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Liana Liberato may have helped one of her costars in The Best of Me get his job! During a visit to our New York studio, Liana explained how she influenced the casting of Luke Bracey as her onscreen - and sometimes shirtless - love interest in the new Nicholas Sparks adaptation, which is in theaters now. Plus, Liana spoke about how their film is purposefully similar to Sparks's most famous novel-turned-film, The Notebook. Front Page Image Source: Relativity Media, New Line Cinema »

- Allie-Merriam

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There's a Good Reason For Your Recurring Notebook Nostalgia

22 October 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Liana Liberato may have helped one of her costars in The Best of Me get his job! During a visit to our New York studio, Liana explained how she influenced the casting of Luke Bracey as her onscreen - and sometimes shirtless - love interest in the new Nicholas Sparks adaptation, which is in theaters now. Plus, Liana spoke about how their film is purposefully similar to Sparks's most famous novel-turned-film, The Notebook. Front Page Image Source: Relativity Media, New Line Cinema »

- Allie-Merriam

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles displays Turtle Power at the UK box office

22 October 2014 2:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 17th to Sunday 19th October 2014…

Despite “mixed” reviews from its U.S. release, Jonathan Leibesman and Michael Bay’s live-action reboot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles enjoyed the biggest UK debut since The Inbetweeners 2, pulling in a solid £4,785,448 including £1.56 million in previews to knock Gone Girl from the top of the chart in its opening weekend.

In addition to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, three other newcomers managed to crack the top ten: in fifth place with £636,842 was the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation The Best of Me, followed by the Robert Downey Jr.-headlined The Judge in ninth with £420,720 and photographer Elaine Constantine’s directorial debut Northern Soul, which earned an impressive £278,829 from just 83 screens to creep into the chart in tenth.

Number one this time last year: Turbo

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, £4,785,448 weekend (New)

2. Gone Girl, £2,361,051 weekend; £14,153,879 total (3 weeks)

3. Annabelle, »

- Gary Collinson

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Nicholas Sparks On 'Best Of Me,' Working With James Marsden [Exclusive]

21 October 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Nicholas Sparks, who has penned a number of best-selling novels that have been adapted for the big screen, has most recently been promoting the adaptation of The Best of Me, starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan.

Nicholas Sparks On 'The Best of Me'

In The Best of Me, Dawson (Marsden) and Amanda (Monaghan) are high school sweethearts, now in the their forties, who find themselves falling back into each others arms. Part of Sparks’ inspiration to tell this particular love story was the uniqueness of being a person in his or her 40s, a decade that exists in an inbetween of sorts.

“I just think the 40’s are a very interesting decade,” Sparks told uInterview exclusively “The 40s is like this period where you’re shifting from one to the other. At the same time, I think that brings with it all sorts of great questions. The ‘what if’ questions of life, »

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Luke Bracey Talks The Best Of Me, His Chemistry with Liana Liberato, Shooting Their First Kiss, the Point Break Remake, and More

21 October 2014 11:23 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Based on the best-selling novel by author Nicholas Sparks, The Best of Me tells the story of two former high school sweethearts, Dawson (James Marsden) and Amanda (Michelle Monaghan), who find themselves reunited after 20 years apart.  In their hometown for the funeral of their beloved friend, they are suddenly forced to face the love that they’ve never forgotten, as well as the life that got in their way.  The film also stars Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato, Caroline Goodall, Sebastian Arcelus, Jon Tenney and Gerald McRaney. At the film’s press day, actor Luke Bracey (who plays the younger version of Dawson) spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about sharing his role with James Marsden, his relatively smooth audition process for this role, the easy chemistry he had with Liana Liberato, and how much fun they had shooting the first kiss for their characters.  He also talked about simultaneously »

- Christina Radish

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