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Oh (voiced by Jim Parsons), an alien on the run from his own people, lands on Earth and makes friends with the adventurous Tip (Rihanna), who is on a quest of her own, in this DreamWorks Animation family film. If you bring "Home" into your home, it'll bring a ton of extras with it. The DVD and Blu-ray editions both include long lists of special features, with the Blu-ray offering a cute new animated short created for the home entertainment release called "This is Being Boov."
Here's an exclusive look at "This Is Being Boov": "The Water Diviner"
Russell Crowe both stars and makes his directorial debut in this drama about an Australian farmer who goes in search of this three missing sons, »
- Gina Carbone
Exclusive: Universal exec Dave Jarmain joins UK outfit Icon Film Distribution.
Starting at Universal in 2006, Jarmain most recently served as senior sales manager for the UK.
During his tenure at Universal he worked on titles including Jurassic World, Minions, the Fast & Furious franchise, Fifty Shades of Grey, Mamma Mia!, as well as Richard Linklater’s Boyhood, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and Asif Kapadia’s Senna.
Jarmain replaces Jeremy Baum who has joined StudioCanal.
Jarmain said: “At Universal I’ve been incredibly fortunate to work on such a varied and successful slate of films. Icon has an enviable line-up for the rest of 2015, into 2016 and beyond. It’s an exciting time to be joining them.”
Icon’s slate »
- email@example.com (Andreas Wiseman)
Long considered to be one of British auteur Tony Richardson’s greatest miscalculations is his 1970 film Ned Kelly, certainly the most notable but arguably the definitive version as concerns one of Australia’s most infamous outlaws. Arriving on Blu-ray for the first time, the title remains a curious novelty, one of a handful of on-screen appearances featuring The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger in a high-profile role. As many of these once-reviled titles go, the history behind the making of the film tends to overshadow the compromised product, and Richardson’s failed period piece is no exception.
In the late 1800s Outback, horse thief and aspiring bank robber Ned Kelly (Jagger) is released after serving a three year prison sentence. Harassed by the law and his angry neighbors, the ornery bushranger is forced into action when his mother (Clarissa Kaye) is unjustly accused of murder and sentenced to prison. His resulting »
- Nicholas Bell
Director: Noah Baumbach
Running Time: 94 minutes
Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young bridges the gap between the 20-something movies where people try and find ‘themselves’ and wraps it into the world of Judd Apatow’s This Is 40 but, saying that, still holds all the unique quirks and intelligence of Baumbach’s previous work. With a smart cast of Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried and Charles Grodin, here you find an honest and entertaining exploration of what it feels like to grow older without dragging its desires in cliché.
Josh (Stiller) and Cornelia (Watts) are our happy middle-aged couple, whatever that age is, who have noticed everyone around them is settling down, having kids and they »
- Dan Bullock
Salazar, who played Lynn in the second instalment of the young adult series, shared the news at Comic Con.
In contrast to the books, Lynn is still alive at the end of the movie version of Insurgent, and the character only featured in a small role.
The Divergent Series: Allegiant - Part 1 is scheduled to open on March 18, 2016, with its second part debuting a year later on March »
Blu-ray distributors The Criterion Collection have announced its line-up for its October releases, which once again include some of cinema’s finest actors, directors and creators. David Lynch’s Mulholland Drive, Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho and David Cronenberg’s The Brood are amongst the latest list of films to get the Criterion touch.
You can view all the Blu-ray details and artwork below…
River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves star in this haunting tale from Gus Van Sant, about two young street hustlers: Mike Waters, a sensitive narcoleptic who dreams of the mother who abandoned him, and Scott Favor, the wayward son of the mayor of Portland and the object of Mike’s desire. Navigating a volatile world of junkies, thieves, and johns, Mike takes Scott on a quest along the grungy streets and open highways of the Pacific Northwest, in search »
- Scott J. Davis
Gyllenhaal has the lead role in Demolition as a man crushed by the tragic death of his young wife.
Davis Mitchell (Gyllenhaal) begins a letter-writing campaign to a vending machine company out of anger, only to discover a connection with a friendly customer service representative (Watts).
Academy Award winner Chris Cooper also has a supporting role as Davis's demanding father-in-law.
The role of a grieving husband is a familiar one for Gyllenhaal, as he will play a similar character in the upcoming boxing drama Southpaw.
Oliver Hirschbiegel is the director who made Downfall (2004), the grippingly claustrophobic account of Hitler’s final days in the bunker – but also the notoriously clunking biopic Diana (2013), starring Naomi Watts. This film puts Hirschbiegel back on surer ground: a workmanlike true-life study of Georg Elser, the carpenter who made a failed attempt on the life of Hitler in Munich in 1939; his bomb went off too late and Elser was captured and finally executed in Dachau in 1945. (He is also the subject of a 1989 movie entitled Seven Minutes, directed by its star, Klaus Maria Brandauer.)
Related: Berlin 2015 review: 13 Minutes – would-be Hitler assassin who never burns the toast
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- Peter Bradshaw
Gyllenhaal portrays a successful investment banker who struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. He continues to unravel despite pressure from his father-in-law, portrayed by Chris Cooper. His character then forms an unlikely connection with a customer service rep and single mother, played by Watts, after writing a complaint letter to a vending machine company.
Newcomer Judah Lewis plays Watts’ son in the movie.
Gyllenhaal has »
- Dave McNary
Fox Searchlight has set an April 8 limited release for Demolition, Jean-Marc Vallée’s romantic drama starring Jake Gyllenhall and Naomi Watts. The Southpaw actor stars as Davis, an investment banker trying to rebuild his life after his wife’s death. A complaint letter to a vending machine company leads to a series of emotional and increasingly personal missives that catch the eye of a customer service rep (Watts) with issues of her own. They bond and, with the help of her… »
At Cannes, Harvey Weinstein vowed Jake Gyllenhaal would get an Oscar nomination for his role as the boxer Billy Hope in the upcoming film Southpaw making up for his not getting a nomination for last year's Nightcrawler. "We'll get revenge," he told Cannes journalists. "This transformation in Southpaw is amazing... this film is so strong and credible. We believe Jake is a boxer first." I mention this now because, in terms of my Best Actor predictions for the 2016 Oscars, I was working under the theory Gyllenhaal's work in Southpaw would most likely end up playing second fiddle to his work in Jean-Marc Vallee's Demolition, simply because Southpaw is hitting theaters in July and Demolition would have most likely played the festival circuit. After all, it was easy enough to suppose Demolition would arrive this year considering the film is in the can and already has its MPAA rating, but it »
- Brad Brevet
Jean-Marc Vallée’s next film “Demolition” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts has been set for an April 18, 2016 release, Fox Searchlight announced Wednesday. The release date, taking the movie out of the 2015 Oscar race, sets a clear path for Gyllenhaal to enter the conversation for his buzzed-about starring roles in the boxing drama “Southpaw” and true-life survival film “Everest,” both of which are locked in for release this year. “Demolition” follows Davis (Gyllenhaal), a successful investment banker, who’s struggling after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law Phil (Chris Cooper) to. »
- Linda Ge
When folks like us write the Most Anticipated Films Of 2015 features a lot of it is driven by curiosity when a film is a bit more amorphous (i.e. not an obvious summer blockbuster). Is it an Oscar player? Just a solid thriller? Should we expect it on the fall film festival circuit? Is it something that lands in the smart spring season where a lot of the our favorite indies tend to land? Well, it looks like we just gleaned a bit more about Jean Marc Vallee’s “Demolition” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Naomi Watts. Vallee’s been in Hollywood for some time now, but he’s been in high demand from Hollywood’s A-list ever since he helped score Academy Awards for the two male leads of “Dallas Buyers Club” (Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto). Vallee’s follow-up film, “Wild,” wasn’t as strong as an Oscar player last year, »
- Edward Davis
Fox Searchlight has set an April 8th limited release for Jean-Marc Vallee's romantic drama "Demolition" starring Jake Gyllenhall and Naomi Watts. Gyllenhall plays an investment banker trying to rebuild his life after his wife's death, a complaint letter to a vending machine company catches the eye of a customer service rep (Watts) with issues of her own. [Source: Deadline]
Nicole Perlman, one of the co-writers of Marvel Studios' upcoming "Captain Marvel" project, says the new film is a much tougher challenge than her work co-writing "Guardians of the Galaxy" due to the complicated nature of the character.
Perlman says: "We have this constant back-and-forth about how to tell a story that is compelling, entertaining, moving, kick-ass, and fun, and also be aware of what those larger implications might be. It’s a lot more complicated than just writing Guardians.". [Source: Wired]
Romark Entertainment and Markerstone Pictures have acquired the »
- Garth Franklin
Demolition will go on limited release on April 8 2016.
Brian Sipe wrote the screenplay about an investment banker who gets the chance to rebuild his life after his wife dies in a car crash.
Sierra/Affinity handles international sales. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Director Oliver Hirschbiegel looks back on his Diana film and admits where the movie went wrong...
Director Oliver Hirschbiegel is the man behind the superb movie Downfall, and the less superb movie Diana. His new feature, 13 Minutes, is heading into cinemas very shortly, and as part of the promotion for that, he's been chatting with The Independent as to just what went wrong with his loudly-lambasted Diana project.
"When I read the script, I knew this was a very unusual story about Diana. It was a love story and I didn't know about the story with Hasnat [Dr Hasnat Khan]. I thought – I want to do it", he said. "Of course, you know you are taking quite a risk – it is Diana!", adding »
Stars Kate Winslet (Jeanine), Miles Teller (Peter), Zoë Kravitz (Christina), Theo James (Four) and producer Lucy Fisher discuss how the relationship between Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four has evolved in our exclusive preview from The Divergent Series: Insurgent, debuting on Digital HD July 21 before its release on Blu-ray and DVD August 4. Both Theo James and Miles Teller discuss how much more at ease the cast was with each other in the sequel, since there is a level of familiarity, while Kate Winslet discusses how much Shailene Woodley has grown as a person since the last film, and how it shows on screen. This exclusive video also offers plenty of behind-the-scenes footage from this beloved sequel.
Shailene Woodley (The Fault in Our Stars, The Descendants) and Theo James (Underworld Awakening) pack a powerful one-two punch in the blockbuster action-adventure, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, arriving on Digital HD July 21 and on »
New Indie: It may not be the utter triumph that his previous film Frances Ha was, but Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young (Lionsgate Home Entertainment) sees the filmmaker slicing into both Gen X growing pains and Millennial narcissism with razor-sharp precision. It’s a contemporary comedy that’s both knowingly witty and uncompromisingly satirical. Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts play husband-and-wife documentary filmmakers feeling alienated from their best pals who’ve just had a baby. Along come young upstarts Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver, who pull the older couple into their world of vinyl albums, vintage VHS cassettes and hipster street happenings. Are Stiller and Watts exploiting their new friends for their youthful energy and bravado, or do the kids...
- Alonso Duralde
This week's red carpet rundown is pretty impressive, partly due to Paris Haute Couture Week, and also because these ladies just, well, know how to show out. Olivia Palermo, for instance, made head turns at the Valentino haute couture presentation in Rome, Italy, donning a sweeping black-lace gown replete with a sexy sheer illusion neckline. Also in Paris for haute couture week, Chrissy Teigen stepped out in an all-over sheer, watercolor-print Giorgio Armani gown for the 2015 Vogue Paris Foundation Gala. Naomi Watts, meanwhile, wowed at the Giorgio Armani Privé show, sporting a swanlike halter mini from the brand. Cara Delevingne continued her chic streak at the Australian premiere of Paper Towns, »
This is the kind of wonderfully atypical Civil Rights-era story that gets me excited! Author Margot Lee Shetterly’s book, "Hidden Figures," which actually won't be published until next year, via HarperCollins, has been optioned for Ted Melfi to direct (he's the director of last year's acclaimed dramedy "St. Vincent," which starred Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, and Naomi Watts. Terrence Howard played a supporting role in the film, which was Melfi's feature directorial debut). Shetterly's "Hidden Figures" tells the untold true story of the African American women mathematicians - Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan, Kathryn Peddrew, Sue »
- Tambay A. Obenson
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