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The 40th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival now has something of a slate. Festival toppers Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling presided over a press conference Tuesday morning where more than 34 films were announced including the world premieres of "The Martian," "The Family Fang" and "Demolition." It's an intriguing initial lineup for the venerable Canadian institution and something of a steadying the ship after losing some major debuts to Venice, Telluride and the New York Film Festival over the past few years. Well, maybe. The most impressive world premieres include the aforementioned "Demolition" with Jake Gyllenhaal (officially the best opening night film in recent memory), "The Family Fang" with Nicole Kidman, "Legend" with Tom Hardy, "Trumbo" with Bryan Cranston, "The Martian" with Matt Damon and Lance Armstrong doc "The Program" with Ben Foster and Michael Moore's latest documentary, "Where to Invade Next." Notable films that will have premiered »
- Gregory Ellwood
When she is called back to Ireland following a family loss, she is romanced by a local man (Domhnall Gleeson) who doesn't want her to return to the Us.
Crowley's romantic drama is »
Fox Searchlight has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming "Brooklyn" film, starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent, Emory Cohen, and Julie Walters. Check it out below. Plot: Tells the story of Eilis Lacey (Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. The new movie is directed by John Crowley (Closed Circuit) from a script by Nick Hornby (Wild). It's set to hit select theaters on November 6th. Trailer: »
In the trailer, young Irish immigrant Eilis Lacey (Ronan) leaves her family and falls in love with a charming Italian-American boy named Tony (Emory Cohen). Lacey learns proper beach etiquette and how to properly twirl spaghetti before being told, “We don’t like Irish people,” at Tony’s family dinner table. In the end, she must choose between her new romantic affair with America and Tony and the offerings of her Irish roots across the ocean.
Variety‘s review of “Brooklyn” calls it a “robust romantic drama, rich in history and full of emotion.”
“Brooklyn” first premiered at Sundance and »
- Seth Kelley
If you needed more proof of Saoirse Ronan’s great acting talent, there’s that and more in the first trailer for Brooklyn. Directed by John Crowley (Boy A) and written by Nick Hornby (An Education and the novel About a Boy), the film follows Saoirse Ronan’s character, Eilis, as she leaves her home in Ireland to find a new one in Brooklyn. Here’s the synopsis:
Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. »
- Sarah Pearce Lord
Coming out of the Sundance Film Festival riding a tidal wave of praise, Brooklyn, the latest film from Intermission director John Crowley, tells the tale of a young Irish immigrant (Saoirse Ronan) who must choose between her new home in 1950’s Brooklyn and the country she grew up in. An impressive cast, which also includes Domhnail Gleeson, Julie Walters, and Jim Broadbent, is backed by Nick Hornby as screenwriter, adapting the acclaimed novel by Colm Tóibín. All in all, Brooklyn promises to be something very special indeed, as this stunning first trailer attests to, promising an incredibly emotional and powerful story. Released: November 7th »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Read More: Sundance Review: Nick Hornby-Scripted 'Brooklyn' is Beautiful But Unfulfilling An emotional trailer has been released for John Crowley's "Brooklyn," a period romance drama based on Colm Tóibín's 2009 novel of the same name. The film follows a young Irish immigrant (Saoirse Ronan) navigating a new life alone in Brooklyn amidst casual racism, culture shock and new experiences brought by a 1950's New York City that is vastly different from her life back home. A newfound romance with an Italian-American boy (Emory Cohen), however, soon rids her of her homesickness -- until something back in Ireland tears her between her budding love in Brooklyn and the comfort of her past life in Ireland. The tender story also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Jim Broadbent and Julie Walters. Watch the trailer above. "Brooklyn" will be in theaters this fall. Read More: Sundance Review: John Crowley’s Gorgeous & Bittersweet ‘Brooklyn »
- Meredith Mattlin
I saw a lot of movies at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, but few stuck with me for as long or hit me as hard as director John Crowley’s (Boy A) drama Brooklyn. Scripted by Nick Hornby and based on the novel of the same name by Colm Toibin, the film is an immigrant story of a young Irish girl (Saoirse Ronan) in the 1950s who moves to New York City in search of opportunity, but finds herself stuck between two worlds, unsure to which she truly belongs. This is one of the most touching and poignant immigrant stories ever told, and it’s anchored by tremendous performances from Ronan and Emory Cohen (The Place Beyond the Pines), as well as a standout turn from Julie Walters. It ranges from hilarious to heartbreaking to heartwarming, and Crowley wonderfully balances the intimacy of the story without delving into saccharine territory. Quite simply, »
- Adam Chitwood
Fox Searchlight released the first trailer for the John Crowley-directed period drama “Brooklyn” on Thursday. Saoirse Ronan plays Eilis Lacey, a young Irish woman who struggles to adjust to her new home in America. “I have a life halfway across the sea,” she says in the clip. “Brooklyn” is based on the novel by Colm Toibin and follows a young woman in 1952 who travels to New York from Dublin and gets caught between two different cities and two different men. Also read: Sundance: Saoirse Ronan's 'Brooklyn' Acquired by Fox Searchlight The film also stars Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson, »
- Reid Nakamura
Buzz out of Sundance was big for Brooklyn. So big in fact, I have it in my early list of predicted Oscar nominees for Best Picture as well as star Saoirse Ronan on my list for Best Actress. Today those of us that weren't in Sundance are getting our first peek at the film, which was picked up by Fox Searchlight, with the first trailer and poster. Based on Colm Toibin's acclaimed novel and set on opposite sides of the Atlantic, John Crowley's Brooklyn tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey, a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Lured by the promise of America, Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother's home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, »
- Brad Brevet
With what looks to be a fantastic cast and some solid drama, the first trailer for transatlantic story Brooklyn, starring Saoirse Ronan, has arrived at the web’s port with its passport in its hand. Nick Hornby adapted Colm Tóibín’s bestseller, providing the script for director John Crowley. Ronan is starring in the 1950s-set story as a young woman named Eilis, who in a quest to find a new life and some work moves from her small Irish town to the shiny new world of Brooklyn. There, she meets and falls for an Italian-American named Tony (Emory Cohen).But a family tragedy strikes, bringing Eilis back home, where she reconnects with her old community and finds Jim (Domhnall Gleeson) trying to win her affections. Suddenly, she’s caught between two worlds and two potential loves… With Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters (who appears to be on scene-stealing form), Eileen O »
Set in colonial India in 1935, the second season of Indian Summers chronicles the further decline of the British Empire and clashes with the locals who are desperate for independence.
Julie Walters stars alongside. James Fleet, Rachel Griffiths and Art Malik. Walters portrays Cynthia, a widow and doyenne of the expats Royal Club in Shimla, a town in the foothills of the Himalayas. Fleet (The Vicar of Dibley) is Lord Hawthorne, Malik is the Maharaja Maritpur and Griffiths is his enigmatic Australian mistress Sirene.
The drama, which airs on the UK's Channel 4 and here on BBC First, is the second collaboration between Teplitzky and Griffiths: she co-starred in his 2011 film Burning Man with Matthew Goode, Bojana Novakovic and Essie Davis.
The series is being filmed in Penang, »
- Don Groves
Period drama stars Saoirse Ronan.
Lionsgate has given an awards season release date to 1950s romantic drama Brooklyn.
The film, directed by John Crowley, will be released on Nov 6 in Ireland and Nov 27 in the UK.
Brooklyn had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
She also finds love with Italian-American Tony (Emory Cohen). But when a family tragedy brings her back to Ireland, she finds herself absorbed into her old community, but now with eligible Jim (Domhnall Gleeson) courting her. As she repeatedly postpones her return to America, Eilis finds herself confronting the choice between two men and two countries.
Adapted from Colm Tóibín’s bestseller by [link »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
Sunday Night at the Palladium: ITV, 8pm
In the last Sunday Night at the Palladium of the series, Jack Whitehall presents as a whole host of talented stars take to the stage.
Tonight's episode sees tensions between the pair when Strange becomes obsessed with the Raven King's magic and Norrell doesn't approve.
Strange tries to cure mad King George III, but soon realises that »
'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' poster. With Daniel Radcliffe. Rupert Grint. Emma Watson. 'Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban' quiz question: Does state-of-the-art CGI equal movie magic? (Oscar Movie Series) Alfonso Cuarón seems like an odd choice for director of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third installment in the Harry Potter movie series. That is, if one thinks only of Cuarón's pre-Harry Potter sleeper hit, the François Truffaut-esque Y tu mamá también, while ignoring two of his earlier efforts, the critically acclaimed A Little Princess and the moderately respected Great Expectations. This time around, working with a reported $130 million budget (approx. $163 million in 2015), state-of-the-art special effects, and the Harry Potter franchise, Cuarón surely could do no wrong. At the box office, that is. For although Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is stylistically superior to Chris Columbus' previous work in the series, »
- Andre Soares
PBS has revealed its Fall 2015 primetime schedule, which includes everything from dramas, to the performing arts, to nature and science programs, anchored by the story of America’s most legendary filmmaker and his magical legacy in “Walt Disney” on American Experience, and the new Masterpiece drama “Indian Summers,” featuring acclaimed actress Julie Walters. Of special interest to this blog, and part of the network's American Masters series, is the feature documentary “Althea,” which recounts the life and achievements of the groundbreaking African American tennis player, Althea Gibson, set to premiere on September 4. The network has also set a November celebration of America’s diverse musical history in American Epic, a series that will document the roots of modern music. Over 3 nights, audiences will rediscover the families whose music was recorded (early blues,...
- Tambay A. Obenson
PBS has revealed its Fall 2015 primetime schedule, which includes everything from dramas, to the performing arts, to nature and science programs, anchored by the story of America’s most legendary filmmaker and his magical legacy in “Walt Disney” on American Experience, and the new Masterpiece drama “Indian Summers,” featuring acclaimed actress Julie Walters. Of special interest to this blog, and part of the network's American Masters series, is the feature documentary “Althea,” which recounts the life and achievements of the groundbreaking African American tennis player, Althea Gibson, set to premiere »
- Tambay A. Obenson
PBS this coming TV season will boast an unvarnished look at entertainment entrepreneur Walt Disney, a revival of Ken Burns epic documentary “The Civil War” and something that has been a rarity on the network in recent years: a drama financed by PBS set in America.
The network best known these days for pickups of British productions like “Downton Abbey” and “Call the Midwife” will in January debut “Mercy Street,” a six-part Civil War epic that is produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions and is the first American drama to air on PBS in more than a decade. Such stuff “is expensive,” noted Beth Hoppe, chief programming executive and general manager of general audience programming at PBS, in an interview, but the network expects to monetize the product through international distribution. Josh Radnor and Mary Elizabeth Winstead are among the members of the show’s cast.
One of »
- Brian Steinberg
PBS unveiled its Fall 2015 primetime schedule one minute after midnight Et on Thursday morning, which is toplined by an “American Experience” about animator-extraordinaire Walt Disney (watch the trailer above) and new “Masterpiece” drama “Indian Summers,” featuring Julie Walters. In November, the partly publicly funded channel celebrates America’s diverse musical history in the previously announced “American Epic,” which documents the roots of modern music. Sticking with the musical theme, PBS will also premiere that month “Unity – The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson,” a concert special that showcases songs from Tony Succar’s album of the same name. “PBS has the very best shows this fall, »
- Tony Maglio
YouTubers and OAPs will team up as part of a new social experiment about the internet on Sky1.
Onliners & Oldtimers sees young internet-savvy users introduce the World Wide Web to people over the age of 65, in the hope that they can help each other connect with a life beyond their own.
Voiced by Julie Walters, the "heartwarming" series aims to bridge the generation gap and educate both groups on how they can enrich one another's lives.
Onliners & Oldtimers is planned for a July launch.
The series is produced by Princess Productions, part of Endemol Shine Group. »
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