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Leeds International Film Festival 2014 Review – Birdman (2014)

27 November 2014 1:09 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Birdman, 2014.

Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu.

Starring Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Stone, Amy Ryan, Andrea Riseborough and Naomi Watts.

Synopsis:

A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.

Birdman, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s hysterical parody of art and artistes, provides a whole new direction for the director. Inarritu’s set his po-faced callousness adrift and tackled this tale of a washed-up former superhero movie star attempting a comeback on the New York stage with a wry cynicism that bites, kicks and has acid for blood. We’re on new ground for the director, familiar ground for a re-energised star – Michael Keaton, as ageing has-been Riggan Thomson – and find ourselves guided by Emmanuel Lubezki, perhaps the greatest living DoP (hyperbolic? Not at all). That’s Lubezki »

- Gary Collinson

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Casting Net: John C. Reilly signs on for 'Les Cowboys'

25 November 2014 6:53 PM, PST | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• John C. Reilly will star in Les Cowboys alongside Finnegan Oldfield and Francois Damiens. The film marks the feature debut of Rust and Bone scribe Thomas Bidegain. Bidegain co-wrote the script with Noé Debré. The story follows a father (Damiens) who, along with his son (Oldfield), goes in search for his missing daughter; she disappears after beginning to date a young, Muslim fundamentalist man. They turn to American headhunter (Reilly) for help. [Variety] • Sam Trammell (The Fault in Our Stars) has signed on for Three Generations. Gaby Dellal is directing the film, which stars Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, and Susan Sarandon. »

- C. Molly Smith

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'Fault in Our Stars' Actor Joins Naomi Watts in Transgender Drama 'Three Generations'

24 November 2014 4:37 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Sam Trammell has joined Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon in the transgender drama Three Generations. Gaby Dellal is directing the indie, which Nikole Beckwith wrote from an original idea by Dellal. It centers on a New York City teen, Ray (Fanning), who has decided to transition from female to male and the impact of her decision on her single mother (Watts) and her grandmother (Sarandon), a music manager living with her lesbian partner and having her own conflict with Ray’s mother. Tate Donovan will co-star as a boyfriend of Ray's mother. Trammell will play the younger brother

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- Austin Siegemund-Broka

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Awakenings, part 1 by Anne-Katrin Titze

24 November 2014 2:24 PM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The Sleepwalker director/writer Mona Fastvold and co-writer/actor Brady Corbet: "Yes, juxtapositions are what we've been looking for." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Director/writer Mona Fastvold and co-writer/actor Brady Corbet of The Sleepwalker, starring Gitte Witt, Christopher Abbott, Stephanie Ellis and Corbet, connect Michael Haneke's Caché and Funny Games, in which Corbet starred with Naomi Watts, Tim Roth and Michael Pitt, to Ingmar Bergman's Hour Of The Wolf and Andrei Tarkovsky's Solaris. We discussed Borderline Films' productions of Sean Durkin's Martha Marcy May Marlene and Simon Killer by Antonio Campos and how it began for Corbet. Lars von Trier's love of Douglas Sirk and Melancholia led the discussion to the films of Claire Denis, Bruno Dumont, Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne. Scarlett Johansson's performance in Jonathan Glazer's Under The Skin in contrast to an Aki Kaurismäki film conjures up choices for all filmmakers to consider. »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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Amy Adams to play Janis Joplin in biopic

24 November 2014 2:18 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Amy Adams will play Janis Joplin in a biopic about the musician.

Jean-Marc Vallee has signed on to direct the long-gestating movie Get It While You Can, reports Deadline.

Adams has been attached to the project for several years.

Vallée's Dallas Buyers Club collaborators Craig Borten and Melissa Wallack are in talks to write the screenplay.

Vallée directed the Reese Witherspoon-starring Wild and recently wrapped Demolition with Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts and Chris Cooper.

Get It While You Can will be his next film, due to shoot in mid-2015.

Adams will be seen in the upcoming Big Eyes and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Watch a trailer for Jean-Marc Vallée's Wild below: »

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‘Wild’ Director Jean-Marc Vallee Boarding Amy Adams’ Janis Joplin Biopic

22 November 2014 9:13 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Jean-Marc Vallée, director of “Wild” and “Dallas Buyers Club,” is in talks to direct Amy Adams in the long-in-development Janis Joplin biopic.

Vallée’s producing partner Nathan Ross told Variety that the movie will shoot during the summer and fall in Los Angeles and San Francisco, where Joplin began recording songs in 1964. She broke out in 1967 as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company.

Adams has been attached to play the late rock singer for several years. Lee Daniels emerged last year as a candidate to direct.

Ron Terry is producing with Ross, who has executive producer credits on “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Wild” and Vallée’s upcoming “Demolition.”

Dallas Buyers Club” screenwriters Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack have been hired to write the script. Ron Terry and Theresa Kounin-Terry wrote an earlier draft.

Journal Du Quebec was the first to report on Vallée’s attachment.

Joplin died »

- Dave McNary

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Candid Kidman (and Naomi) in 'The Last Impresario'

22 November 2014 7:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Glenn here with a bit of a photography break. I had anticipated catching far more films at Doc NYC, the documentary festival that is wrapping up its season here in New York. One film that I was able to catch, a nominee for Best Documentary at the "Australian Oscars", was Gracie Otto's The Last Impresario. It is a delightfully portrait of the life and career of the so-called most famous man you have never heard of, Michael White, and an entertaining trip down the film and theatre industry's memory lane. Otto discovered White when visiting the Cannes Film Festival and sought to document him, looking at the way he changed London's West End with original productions of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Oh! Calcutta! and many more, before getting into film production with the likes of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

One of the film's best moments is »

- Glenn Dunks

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Amy Adams' Long-Delayed Janis Joplin Biopic Moves Forward

21 November 2014 2:11 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The long-in-the-works Janis Joplin biopic, Get It While You Can, will begin shooting in the second half of 2015 in Los Angeles and San Francisco with Amy Adams starring as the singer. Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallée is in negotiations to helm the picture, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Ron Terry, who previously executive produced a TV movie about Jimi Hendrix in 2000, and Teresa Kounin Terry wrote the script; Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, who co-wrote Dallas Buyers Club together, are in negotiations to rewrite it.

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Dallas Buyers Club’s Jean-Marc Vallee To Direct Amy Adams In Janis Joplin Biopic

21 November 2014 1:54 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Today’s news isn’t exactly fresh, as Jean-Marc Vallee’s interest in helming a Janis Joplin biopic has been kicking around for some time. The Wild helmer spoke out months ago concerning the project he had assembled with Amy Adams in the lead as the infamous singer. Now, however, Deadline claims that it’s absolutely going ahead.

In the past, the untitled biopic had both Fernando Meirelles and Lee Daniels attached to direct from a script by Ron and Theresa Kounin-Terry. With Vallee the third in line to bring Adams’ long-awaited dream of portraying Joplin (she’s been involved in development for years) to the big screen, he’s bringing in familiar faces to help re-shape the existing script. Dallas Buyers Club‘s Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack will be writing a new draft. The pair will be aiming to keep the scope of the pic within the projected »

- Gem Seddon

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Finding The Kid Who Could Stand Up To Bill Murray: Ted Melfi On ‘St. Vincent’ At The Contenders

21 November 2014 11:36 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

St. Vincent writer/director/producer Ted Melfi talks with Pete Hammond at Deadline’s The Contenders event about, literally, first having to track down the notoriously elusive Bill Murray.

That task behind him, Melfi then had to find, as he puts it in this video shot at Deadline’s Oscar showcase The Contenders, a kid who could stand up to Bill Murray. It took 1,600 candidates to find ‘The Kid,’ Jaeden Lieberher.

Other stars of the comedy, which came out last month, include Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts and Chris O’Dowd. Other producers were Peter Chernin, Fred Roos and Jenno Topping. The Weinstein Company is handling distribution.

The film, which cost an estimated $13 million to make, has grossed almost $34 million since its Oct. 10 release.

Did you see the movie? What did you think? Let us know.

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- David Bloom

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‘St. Vincent’ Review

21 November 2014 10:11 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd, Terrence Howard, Jaeden Lieberher, Kimberly Quinn, Lenny Venito, Nate Corddry | Written and Directed by Theodore Melfi

Do not be shocked if St. Vincent seems familiar; a grumpy old man who can barely take care of himself forced to tend to the needs of a child is a concept well many have drawn from. By taking a proven premise first time director Theodore Melfi is clearing hoping his first time is not also his last time.

Bad Santa, the original Bad News Bears, and even The Mighty Ducks have used this idea with staggering success. Typically the key to making it work is getting right cantankerous man to play the part. Walter Mattau, Billy Bob Thorton, and now Bill Murray can be added to the list of people that have taken this familiar role and made it uniquely their own.

Murray plays Vincent, »

- Dan Clark

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Leeds International Film Festival 2014 Review – Birdman (2014)

21 November 2014 5:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Birdman, 2014.

Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis and Naomi Watts.

Synopsis:

Riggan Thomas (Michael Keaton) attempts to distance himself from his famous role as the superhero, Birdman by staging a Broadway play adaptation of Raymond Carver’s ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Love‘. In the days leading to the premier, Riggan must overcome his ego and family troubles to ensure he can once again hit the big time.

There’s a scene in Birdman where Michael Keaton’s character, Riggan Thomas, confronts the theatre critic who threatens to shut down his play with a single review, without even seeing it. It’s one of the films best scenes – in a film where it’s difficult to choose just one – as Keaton describes her writing as full of labels and adjectives, with nothing about technique, structure or execution, reducing his »

- Gary Collinson

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Naomi Watts' Chocolate Mustache Makes Her Look Like Charlie Chaplin and...Well, You Know

19 November 2014 6:28 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Naomi Watts suffered an eating malfunction. The actress was spotted walking around the set of her upcoming film Three Generations with chocolate on her face after enjoying a surely delicious chocolate chip cookie. Whether it's unclear if the sweet mustache was on purpose for the film or just a mishap while snacking between takes, we can't help but notice that she ended up channeling Charlie Chaplin and, um, you know...that other guy that we just won't mention (because eating chocolate chip cookies is meant to be a happy occasion and we don't want to be the buzz kill of this tasty party). In the film, Watt's plays the mother of Elle Fanning, who is portraying a transgender teen »

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First Look: Elle Fanning Stars as a Transgender Teen

19 November 2014 11:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

She's one of Hollywood's brightest young stars - last seen as Princess Aurora opposite Angelina Jolie in Maleficent - and now Elle Fanning is tackling a challenging new role: playing a New York City teen transitioning from female to male in the upcoming drama Three Generations. Fanning, 16, will star as Ray, whose decision to live as a boy complicates life for her single mom Maggie, played by Naomi Watts, who must come to terms with having to raise her only daughter as a son. Susan Sarandon adds to the family drama as Ray's grandmother, a lesbian who is also struggling with her granddaughter's life-changing decision. »

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First Look: Elle Fanning Stars as a Transgender Teen

19 November 2014 11:05 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

She's one of Hollywood's brightest young stars - last seen as Princess Aurora opposite Angelina Jolie in Maleficent - and now Elle Fanning is tackling a challenging new role: playing a New York City teen transitioning from female to male in the upcoming drama Three Generations. Fanning, 16, will star as Ray, whose decision to live as a boy complicates life for her single mom Maggie, played by Naomi Watts, who must come to terms with having to raise her only daughter as a son. Susan Sarandon adds to the family drama as Ray's grandmother, a lesbian who is also struggling with her granddaughter's life-changing decision. »

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Naomi Watts and Andrea Riseborough Talk Birdman, Reaction to the Finished Film, Working with Director of Photography Emmanuel Lubezki, and More

19 November 2014 10:15 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now playing in theaters is one of the best films of 2014: Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman.  Made to look like one long shot, Birdman stars Michael Keaton as an actor who once played an iconic superhero and now faces troubles with his ego and family as he prepares to mount a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim past glory.  While some movies have incredible performances or a great script, Birdman is one of those rare films where everything across the board is memorable.  It’s absolutely one of my favorite films of the year and it should be seen as soon as possible.  Trust me, this is a special movie that you will want to see.  The film also stars Edward NortonNaomi WattsEmma StoneZach GalifianakisAndrea Riseborough, and Amy Ryan. At the New York City press day I landed a video interview Naomi Watts and Andrea Riseborough. »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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2015 Sundance Predictions: Which Film is the Next Whiplash?

19 November 2014 9:45 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Despite the lottery-esque sounding odds, the U.S Dramatic Competition section which produces the finest American indie specimens such as Frozen RiverWinter’s Bone, Blue ValentineMartha Marcy May MarleneBeasts of the Southern WildFruitvale Station and Whiplash is fairly consistent in terms of quality. Last year’s crop of sixteen have almost all had their theatrical releases with Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter being the last one out of the gates (pegged with an early 2015 release). Last week we individually looked at our top 80 Sundance Film Fest Predictions (you’ll find 30 other titles worth considering in our intro) and below, we’ve split the list into narrative and non-fiction film items and have both identified and color-coded our picks in an AtoZ cheat sheet. You’ll find 2015′s answer to Whiplash located somewhere in the stack below. Click on the individual titles below, for the film’s profile. »

- Eric Lavallee

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Movie Review – St. Vincent (2014)

19 November 2014 9:05 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

St. Vincent, 2014.

Directed by Theodore Melfi.

Starring Bill Murray, Jaeden Lieberher, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’Dowd and Terrence Howard.

Synopsis:

A young boy living with his recently divorced mother gravitates toward his new bad-behaving neighbor and the two form an unlikely friendship.

St. Vincent is the latest “little indie that could” to grab audience’s attention on the big screen. It is the debut feature by the now well-known writer/director Theodore Melfi and it is one of the more heartwarming films of the year.

St. Vincent stars Bill Murray as Vincent MacKenna, a booze-drinking, gambling man who enjoys living life in the fast lane. He spends many a day running up tabs at the local dive bar and enjoys his nights with the companionship of Russian prostitute Daka (Naomi Watts). He doesn’t have a dime to his name –in fact his checking account is actually over $100 in the hole, »

- William Fanelli

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Tate Donovan joins transgender drama Three Generations

19 November 2014 6:07 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Tate Donovan has been cast in transgender drama Three Generations.

The Oc star will join Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon in director Gaby Dellal's film, reports Deadline.

The movie centres around Ray (Fanning), a young trans man whose mother (Watts) and grandmother (Sarandon) are struggling to understand his new life.

Donovan will play Craig, a boyfriend of Ray's mother who helped raise him.

The actor is known for his role in Damages, Hostages and, most recently, 24: Live Another Day.

Three Generations is currently shooting in New York City. »

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Setting the stage, part 1 by Anne-Katrin Titze

19 November 2014 4:48 AM, PST | eyeforfilm.co.uk | See recent eyeforfilm.co.uk news »

The Last Impresario director Gracie Otto on Michael White: "And everyone loved him. It was amazing." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Gracie Otto, in town for her Doc NYC screening of The Last Impresario, spoke about connecting with Naomi Watts and Yoko Ono, Robert Fox's Anna Wintour persuader, searching for John Cleese, editing with Karen Johnson and Susan Hill's suggestion of Greta Scacchi (White Mischief). She went on to dialing Lorne Michaels in, meeting Kate Moss, talking to Jack Nicholson off camera, watching John Waters' Polyester on a bus, a Gillian Armstrong idea and starting with Mick Jagger, all for the one-of-a-kind London artistic power player Michael White.

In Otto's captivatingly energetic debut feature, we see Rachel Ward, Barry Humphries, Wallace Shawn, Julian Sands, André Gregory, Richard O'Brien, Bill Oddie, Meryl Tankard, Nell Campbell, Jim Sharman, Robert Shaye, Nigel Planer, Miranda Darling, Michael Billington, Joshua White, Michael Morris, »

- Anne-Katrin Titze

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