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Featuring acclaimed performances by Miles Teller (21 & Over) and Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), stars of the upcoming 2014 theatrical release Divergent, the disarmingly powerful The Spectacular Now, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD UltraViolet) and DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) January 14th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Following a successful theatrical run via A24, this winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, "hits you like a shot in the heart" (Rolling Stone) with a story that follows high school senior Sutter Keely as his "live in the moment" outlook on life is changed forever when he meets the not-so-average girl next door. From screenwriters Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber ((500) Days of Summer, the upcoming The Fault in Our Stars), the film is directed by James Ponsoldt (Smashed), and co-stars Brie Larson (Don Jon, 21 Jump Street), Bob Odenkirk (TV's Breaking Bad) and Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games). It also features Jennifer Jason Leigh (Rush, »
Thanks to USA Today, we now have the first two photos from the upcoming "Kill the Messenger" thriller, giving us a look at Jeremy Renner as real-life San Jose Mercury-News journalist Gary Webb. Check everything out below. Plot: In the 1990s, Webb uncovered the Central Intelligence Agency's role in importing cocaine into California that was sold to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. Supported by his wife and children, Webb pursued the story and went public with his evidence. When targeted for a vicious smear campaign by the CIA and rival journalists, Webb found himself fighting for his reputation and his family. The new movie is directed by Michael Cuesta and co-stars Josh Close, Rosemarie DeWitt, Andy Garcia, Lucas Hedges, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Patrick, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Wiliams and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Photos: (click to enlarge) »
After receiving an Oscar nomination for his electrifying turn in The Hurt Locker, Jeremy Renner has exploded from being a face of independent cinema to one ubiquitous in summer blockbusters and top-notch dramas. From The Town to The Bourne Legacy, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol to The Avengers, Jeremy Renner has kept a very full schedule. He isn’t slowing down anytime soon either, as he has two very intriguing films coming up. The first is in David O. Russell’s American Hustle, the second is Kill the Messenger.
Kill the Messenger is based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb, who alleged in a series of 1996 stories that the CIA had connections to the crack cocaine trade. Renner plays Webb in the film and in an USA Today article examining the story behind Kill the Messenger, the first photos were revealed.
If a picture is indeed worth one thousand words, »
- Jordan Adler
The first images (below) of Jeremy Renner’s character Gary Webb, has emerged online from the upcoming true story CIA thriller, ‘Kill The Messenger.’ The film follows Webb, a news reporter whose life was ruined when he identified the CIA in a scheme to arm Contra rebels in Nicaragua with weaponry and import cocaine into California. As a result, he is publicly targeted by the CIA in a smear campaign set about to destroy his career, reputation and perhaps even his life.
Directed by Michael Cuesta, ‘Kill The Messenger’ is also written by Peter Landesman and features an impressive cast list, including Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Oliver Platt, Andy Garcia, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Patrick, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Paz Vega.
The release date of ‘Kill The Messenger’ has yet to be identified, but is expected to be sometime within 2014.
Source: USA Today »
- Matthew Ceo
Earlier this year, we heard about a project called Kill the Messenger starring Jeremy Renner. "Homeland" director Michael Cuesta was behind the film that doesn't paint the CIA in the best light as it follows the agency's scheme to craft a smear campaign to ruin the reputation of journalist Gary Webb (Renner) after he linked the CIA to a scheme to arm Contra rebels in Nicaragua and import cocaine into California. Now some first look photos from the film have arrived with Renner looking like a very intrepid journalist. The cast also includes Tim Blake Nelson, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Robert Patrick, Barry Pepper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Andy Garcia, Rosemarie DeWitt and many more. Look! Here are the first photos from Michael Cuesta's Kill the Messenger from USA Today: Kill the Messenger is directed by "Homeland" producer and director Michael Cuesta with a script from Peter Landesman (Parkland), who »
- Ethan Anderton
The first images of Jeremy Renner in the true story dramatic thriller Kill the Messenger have been released online. Directed by Michael Cuesta (Homeland, Dexter), the pic is based on the true story of news reporter Gary Webb, whose life was ruined when he linked the CIA to a scheme to arm Contra rebels in Nicaragua and import cocaine into California. After publishing his 1996 series “Dark Alliance,” Webb became the target of a smear campaign by the CIA that had serious repercussions. Peter Landesman (Parkland) penned the screenplay, and the impressive ensemble cast includes Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Barry Pepper, Michael Sheen, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Oliver Platt, Andy Garcia, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Patrick, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Paz Vega. Hit the jump to take a look at the images. Kill the Messenger will be released sometime in 2014. Via USA Today. »
- Adam Chitwood
The first two stills from director Michael Cuesta's dramatic thriller Kill the Messenger are now online and showcase leading man Jeremy Renner, who stars alongside Josh Close, Rosemarie DeWitt, Andy Garcia, Lucas Hedges, Tim Blake Nelson, Robert Patrick, Barry Pepper, Oliver Platt, Michael Sheen, Paz Vega, Michael Kenneth Wiliams and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Check them out in our gallery viewer at the bottom of this page, courtesy of USA Today . For Kill the Messenger Renner takes on the role of Gary Webb, the real-life dedicated reporter for The San Jose Mercury-News. In the 1990s, Webb uncovered the Central Intelligence Agency.s role in importing cocaine into California that was sold to raise money for the Nicaraguan Contras rebel army. Supported by his wife and children, Webb »
Directed by Stu Zicherman
It’s not a particularly good sign that the end credits for A.C.O.D. are more revealing and poignant than the film preceding them. As the credits roll on one half of the screen, a montage of (presumably) the film’s crew members plays on the other half, as they identify as being either Adult Children of Divorce (hence the titular acronym) or not, defining when or if their parents split up, how, and why. Finally, the interviewees state whether or not they are or will ever get married, their parents’ fates clearly a deciding factor in the choice. Some of the A.C.O.D.’s have been married multiple times, some refuse to go to the altar, and others haven’t but are hopeful. In just under 5 minutes, we get a wide spectrum of humanity, in all its stubborn, »
- Josh Spiegel
The delightful Sundance movie features an all-star cast, including Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara as the divorced parents in question, Scott’s Parks and Recreation wife Amy Poehler as his wicked stepmother, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jane Lynch, and Jessica Alba.
We decided to subjected Scott and his onscreen brother to our Pop Culture Personality Test — which can really bring out generational divides. Example: One of them »
- Lindsey Bahr
Chicago – The incredibly talented men and women who make up the cast of “A.C.O.D.” make the relative failure of its script easier to bear. Just hearing brilliant actors like Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara at each other’s throats or watching remarkably likable stars like Adam Scott and Mary Elizabeth Winstead figure out their relationship has enough charm to get one from lights down to credits roll. And the first hour of “A.C.O.D.” is pretty damn funny, allowing one to hope that it will develop into something truly memorable. For some reason, the theme of Sundance comedies this year (“In a World…,” “Afternoon Delight,” and this one) is non-endings as “A.C.O.D.” can’t follow through on its clever set-up.
Carter (Scott) thinks he has it all together. He has a successful restaurant, beautiful girlfriend (Winstead), and has maintained a tenuous peace between his long-divorced parents (Jenkins & O’Hara) for years now. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream on Netflix, Lovefilm, blinkbox, and BBC iPlayer.
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Great Expectations: a lively, vibrant retelling that feels very modern, with none of the stuffiness of a traditional costume drama [my review] [at Netflix] Pretty in Pink: John Hughes’ classic 80s high-school romance [at Netflix] Quartet: a lovely film with heartfelt performances from a fantastic cast that focuses on the upsides of getting older [my review] [at Netflix] Grabbers: Irish horror sci-fi comedy adds a few clever flourishes to a standard alien-creature tale [at Netflix]
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The Guard: hilarious fish-out-of-water cop comedy as Don Cheadle’s FBI agent must work with Brendan Gleeson rural Irish policeman [at Lovefilm] Smashed: powerful and unsentimental alchoholic-gets-a-wakeup-call drama, with a fantastic performance by Mary Elizabeth Winstead [my review] [at Lovefilm]
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Camp 14: Total Control Zone: the only person known to have escaped from a North Korean »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Breaking Bad is over and what a finale it was, although it may have been predictable based on what we knew from the flash forward at the start of the season, it still didn’t disappoint and was full of stirring and thrilling moments. More importantly, now that this is over, Netflix crucially need to up their game.
Hansel and Gretel and Texas Chainsaw, two pretty dire entries from earlier this year, just are not going to cut it against Argo and The Perks of Being a Wallflower regardless of who did what at the box office. Netflix seem to have the monopoly on quality catalogue titles this week with some little seen gems with Permanent Midnight and Orange County but this means nothing to the public and mostly registers with nerds like me.
This isn’t a suggestion that the company is in trouble at all but consider what »
- Chris Holt
Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film with our unique social giveaway technology, we have 50 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new comedy “A.C.O.D.” (“Adult Children of Divorce”) starring Adam Scott!
“A.C.O.D.,” which is rated “R” and opens in Chicago on Oct. 11, 2013, also stars Amy Poehler, Jessica Alba, Jane Lynch, Richard Jenkins, Clark Duke, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ken Howard, Valerie Tian, Sarah Burns, Jamie Renell and Valerie Payton from writer and director Stu Zicherman and writer Ben Karlin. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.
To win your free “A.C.O.D.” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our unique Hookup technology below. That’s it! This screening is on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at 7 p.m. in Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
When a first-time director can bring together a hugely impressive cast, it’s pretty obvious the movie is something special. If it wasn’t, why would actors like Adam Scott, Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara, Amy Poehler, Clark Duke, Jessica Alba, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jane Lynch all line up to be part of it? The movie is A.C.O.D and the [...] »
- Germain Lussier
In his feature directorial debut, Stu Zicherman’s hilarious new comedy A.C.O.D. captures in broad strokes the experiences of a generation that grew up with divorce being the norm, not the exception. Based on a script Zicherman co-wrote with Ben Karlin, the film focuses on a successful Adult Child of Divorce (Adam Scott) who survived his chaotic childhood but is now forced to get his bitterly divorced parents (Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara) and their new spouses (Amy Poehler, Ken Howard) in the same room for his younger brother’s wedding. Opening October 4th, A.C.O.D. features a terrific cast that also includes Jessica Alba, Clark Duke, Jane Lynch, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. At the film’s recent press day, Zicherman and Karlin talked about how the story was inspired by their childhood friendship and their parents’ divorces, how audiences will find it relatable, why the movie took so long to get made, »
- Sheila Roberts
“The Knick,” Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming series for Cinemax, has added newcomer Collin Meath as a recurring cast member. Also read: Mary Elizabeth Winstead Joins Logan Marshall Green on Cinemax Pilot ‘Quarry’ (Exclusive) The 10-part series, which stars Clive Owen, centers around the Knickerbocker Hospital in New York in 1900, as the hospital’s groundbreaking surgeons, nurses and staff push the boundaries of medicine at a time when the practice was relatively primitive. Meath will play Phinny Sears, a seemingly-sincere Irish American cop in 1900 New York. But just like everyone else in the big city, Phinny is trying to figure out not only. »
- Tim Kenneally
Melissa and Hugh divorced decades ago, but the heat never left their hate. They still go at it, hammer and tong, voices shrieking, threats rising and profanity flying. And they're every bit as funny as old pros Catherine O'Hara and Richard Jenkins can make them.
Their eldest son, Carter (Adam Scott) may not be able to "Make the madness stop." His oft-married dad is still a serial philanderer, and mom is still the harpy who never lets him forget it. But Carter manages them as only an "A.C.O.D." can.
That's "Adult Child of Divorce," an acronym for a very real subculture that earns a movie comedy that is funnier in performance than it ever was as a script. Scott ("Step Brothers," "Guilt Trip") plays the sane corner of calm in the sea of storms his parents thrive on. When Carter's younger brother Trey (Clark Duke) announces his engagement, Carter is »
Hitting theaters in a limited release this Friday, writer-director Stuart Zicherman's A.C.O.D. offers a comedic look at a serious subject, exploring the trials and tribulations one goes through as an "Adult Child of Divorce". Leading an ensemble cast is "Parks and Recreation" star Adam Scott and ComingSoon.net had the opportunity to sit down with him and co-stars Clark Duke, Catherine O'Hara and Jane Lynch to discuss their unique ensemble approach. The film (co-written by Ben Karlin) follows Carter (Scott), a seemingly well-adjusted "A.C.O.D.". Having survived the madness of his parents. (O.Hara and Richard Jenkins) divorce, Carter now has a successful career and supportive girlfriend (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). But when his younger brother (Duke) gets »
One of the funnier films I’ve seen this year is A.C.O.D. The title stands for “Adult Children of Divorce” and stars Adam Scott as a guy who thinks he’s moved passed his parents cataclysmic divorce only to discover he’s created a fresh new hell by trying to get them to attend his brother’s wedding. Scott carries the flick wonderfully, and he’s got a tremendous supporting cast featuring Richard Jenkins, Catherine O’Hara, Jane Lynch, Jessica Alba, Clark Duke, Ken Howard, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Amy Poehler. This is a good comedy, and it shouldn’t get lost in the fall shuffle. I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 40 admit-two passes to A.C.O.D. Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free. A.C.O.D. opens in Atlanta on October 18th. To enter for a chance to get you »
- Matt Goldberg
As if you hadn’t already noticed, we are going through a boom of films made from comic books or graphic novels. On the whole, they’re quite a popular choice for cinema goers and to that we say “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Next up is Rurouni Kenshin, which is based on the popular manga of the same name by Nobuhiro Watsuki; and tells the story of ex-assassin Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satô) who has made a vow never to kill again. Now a wandering samurai, Kenshin protects those in need in hope of reparation. Finding a home at a failing dojo, he becomes entangled in a string of murders related to a drug ring. His vow is put to the test when those he’s come to care about are threatened by his troubled and violent past…
With Rurouni Kenshin hitting the big screen on October 4th, »
- Phil Wheat
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