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“Everybody Wants Some” follows a group of college baseball players in ’80s Texas as they navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood. The film stars Blake Jenner, Ryan Guzman (who was a college baseball pitcher), Tyler Hoechlin, Wyatt Russell, Glen Powell, Will Brittain and Zoey Deutch.
The title is taken from a popular 1980 song of the same name by Van Halen. The project has been considered the follow-up to Linklater’s breakthrough 1993 film “Dazed and Confused,” which is set in a Texas high school in the ’70s.
Linklater filmed “Everybody Wants Some” in late 2014 while his film “Boyhood” was gathering momentum as an awards season contender. Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures is financing. Ellison is a producer with Linklater and Ginger Sledge. »
- Dave McNary
We've come a long way since Nicole Kidman cracked that she could finally wear heels after splitting from Tom Cruise and that was the end of it. It seems as though more and more celebs are sharing, sometimes years after the fact, just how much of a bummer being married to their previous spouse was—or at least got to be in the end. Not that it was the spouse's fault, but rather...they weren't feeling like the best possible versions of themselves at the time. The consciously uncoupled Chris Martin is the latest to open up about what turned out to be the waning days of his marriage to Gwyneth Paltrow, his revelation coming a couple weeks after a trailer for the new Russell Brand documentary »
To celebrate the release of Brand: A Second Coming, which is actually playing in some cinemas, but will have a full home entertainment release next month.
The clip sees Russell Brand having a chat with The Office co-creator Stephen Merchant, and then head to Wall Street to join the Occupy movement. Before we take a look, here’s a brief synopsis of this very entertaining documentary that we really loved.
The film follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex and fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realise we have all been nurtured on bad ideas and empty celebrity idols. Brand leaves Los Angeles to embark on a stand-up comedy tour about his own true icons – Gandhi, Che Guevara, Malcolm X and Jesus Christ – and transforms from addict and Hollywood star into an unexpected political disruptor and newfound hero to the undeserved. »
- Paul Heath
To mark the release of Brand: A Second Coming on 9th november, we’ve been given 2 copies to give away on Blu-ray. The film follows comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex and fame in an attempt to find happiness, only to realise we have all been nurtured on bad ideas and
The post Win Brand: A Second Coming on Blu-ray appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
It's been a wild week for celeb couples! Russell Brand just threw some shade at his ex-wife Katy Perry, Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield split, and last night Blake Shelton opened up about his relationship with his ex-wife Miranda Lambert. While most couples don't have to see each other after they split, Blake and Miranda will both be in attendance at Country Music Awards on Nov. 4, and Blake knows it's going to be a little awkward. Blake appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers on Tuesday and explained that he knows there will be jokes made about their split. "This year's gonna be awkward at the CMAs, speaking of jokes," Blake told Seth Meyers. "Because we are...it's such a »
Russell Brand has taken some serious shots at ex-wife, Katy Perry, calling their 14-month marriage “vapid” and “vacuous” and saying that he always knew it was doomed to fail. The comedian turned political activist made the comments in a documentary about his life entitled, Brand: The Second Coming. Russell Brand Slams Marriage To Katy Perry […]
- Patrick Culhane
If you read some of the papers this morning, you may have seen a headline which stated Russell Brand slammed his ex-wife Katy Perry as a "vapid, vacuous, plastic, constructed, mindless celebrity". How dare he? How very dare he?
Well, if you then read the rest of the actual piece in the Daily Mail or Metro or elsewhere, you'll soon realise he wasn't saying that at all. At the absolute most he was throwing some shade in her general direction, but he probably wasn't even doing that.
From the trailer to his new documentary Brand: A Second Coming - which was released a month ago but for some reason has only been brought up now - he is heard saying: "The stuff in Africa hit me really hard.
"I'm associated with the very thing I detest: vapid, vacuous, plastic, constructed, mindless celebrity. That's the very sea we're swimming in, 'Oh, »
Apparently, Russell Brand has no problem talking about his failed marriage to Katy Perry. The 40-year-old comedian is making headlines ahead of the release of his forthcoming documentary, Brand: The Second Coming, in which he is perceived to be mocking his marriage to the 31-year-old pop star, whom he divorced after just 14 months of marriage back in 2012. In the trailer, Russell is seen saying, "Oh my f--king god. I'm living this life of the very thing I detest," before the camera cuts to shots of the English actor and his ex as Brand adds, "vapid, vacuous celebrity." According to reports, Brand began to question his union to the »
Is Russell Brand slamming his ex-wife Katy Perry’s lifestyle? Sure sounds like it! In a trailer for Brand’s new documentary, Brand: A Second Coming, the actor has choice words while talking about his past marriage. Photos: Hollywood divorces “Oh my f—king god. I’m living this life of the very thing I detest,” Brand is seen exclaiming before a video of Perry is shown. “Vapid, vacuous celebrity. Fame and power is bulls—t.” According to the Daily Mail, the actor, 40, also mocks Perry’s accent in the film and tells his [...] »
Dig! director Ondi Timoner turns in a more down-and-dirty documentary account of the standup’s attempts to spark world revolution
Russell Brand fell out with Dig! director Ondi Timoner after she failed to recut this doc to his satisfaction. From precocious kid (his mother recalls his upset when she didn’t believe he was the messiah) through the Sachsgate scandal to political reinvention via marriage to Katy Perry, the ups and downs of Brand’s life are well rehearsed. Those who saw Michael Winterbottom’s The Emperor’s New Clothes will already know the “serious” stuff; this has more of what Jonathan Ross calls the “degrading exchange of fluids”. Brand emerges as exasperating company – variously intelligent, amusing and insufferable – but Noel Gallagher steals the show, declaring that he’ll only buy into Brand’s revolution if he can be the Duke of Manchester.
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- Mark Kermode Observer film critic
Catherine Shoard and Peter Bradshaw join Xan Brooks for our weekly round-up of the big cinema releases. This week the team watch Daniel Craig hone his spy game in the 24th Bond adventure Spectre; see Russell Brand try to match up to Gandhi, Malcolm X and Jesus in Brand: A Second Coming; have a flutter on Ryan Reynolds in gambling drama Mississippi Grind; and listen to a legend re-evaluate himself from beyond the grave in Listen to Me Marlon. Also available in a video version
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- Presented by Xan Brooks with Catherine Shoard, Peter Bradshaw. Produced by Rowan Slaney
Xan Brooks, Catherine Shoard and Peter Bradshaw listen to the gospel of Russell Brand, delivered via a new documentary by Dig! director Ondi Timoner. Following Brand as he visits his parents, meets his fans and sets out his plan for revolution, Brand: A Second Coming asks the question: is Brand the messiah? Or just a very naughty boy?
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- Xan Brooks, Catherine Shoard, Peter Bradshaw, Richard Sprenger, Henry Barnes and Ben Kape
Catherine Shoard and Peter Bradshaw join Xan Brooks for our weekly round-up of the big cinema releases. This week the team watch Daniel Craig hone his spy game in the 24th Bond adventure Spectre; see Russell Brand try to match up to Gandhi, Malcolm X and Jesus in Brand: A Second Coming; have a flutter on Ryan Reynolds in gambling drama Mississippi Grind; and listen to a legend re-evaluate himself from beyond the grave in Listen to Me Marlon
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- Xan Brooks, Catherine Shoard, Peter Bradshaw, Henry Barnes, Richard Sprenger and Ben Kape
Until quite recently, there was a bit of what-were-we-thinking sheepishness among the left on the subject of Russell Brand. Was his sole achievement persuading a younger generation not to vote, so bolstering the Cameron victory? Well, Jeremy Corbyn has now come along, and it looks as if Brand really was in touch with a groundswell of radical opinion – and maybe played a role in creating it.
Ondi Timoner’s documentary is a biographical portrait, loosely structured around his Messiah Complex standup show. He emerges as unembarrassable, uninterruptible and – most importantly – impervious to mockery. He doesn’t care about the press slating him. He just unleashes volleys of verbiage, some of it funny, some not.
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- Peter Bradshaw
Ahead of its release this Friday, a new UK trailer has arrived online for the upcoming documentary Brand: A Second Coming, which follows Russell Brand’s transformation over the past five years from comedian to political activist. Check it out below after the official synopsis…
See Also: Read our ★ ★ ★ ★ review of Brand: A Second Coming
Follow comedian/author/activist Russell Brand as he dives headlong into drugs, sex and fame in an attempt to find happiness.
Struck by the epiphany that we have all been nurtured on bad ideas and empty celebrity idols, Brand leaves Los Angeles to embark on a stand-up comedy tour about his own true icons – Gandhi, Che Guevara, Malcolm X and Jesus Christ. In doing so he transforms from Hollywood star into an unexpected political disruptor, becoming a hero to many and an annoyance to the rest.
Brand: A Second Coming is set for release on October 23rd. »
- Amie Cranswick
Lights! Camera! Dance! Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman hosted a movie-themed edition this week, with Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli, Craig Revel Horwood and Darcey Bussell commenting on the Hollywood-inspired routines
So that’s it for another Strictly Week! I’ll be back next Saturday for a blessedly theme-free week, so please join me back here then; in the meantime I’m on Twitter @heidistephens if you fancy saying hello. Thank you to everyone who joined in below the line - without your sequins and glitter this dress would be a very dull affair indeed. See you next Saturday! Hx
And just to add insult to (shoulder) injury, Anthony and Oti have to do their final dance to “So Long, Farewell” from The Sound of Music, which is just weird.
- Heidi Stephens
The existence of Brand: A Second Coming throws up a significant amount of questions. What is it? A concert film, a biographical documentary about the comedian’s life or simply political propaganda? Well, it’s a little bit of all three.
Those that have bared witness to Russell Brand‘s movements over the past couple of years from Hollywood A-lister, to a political activist through his highly popular ‘The Trews ‘ You Tube channel, will know exactly wha’t to expect from this film. Kicking off with footage from the British comedian’s most recent stand-up tour, Brand: A Second Coming makes an almost immediate turn to focus on the star’s rise to fame through home video recordings of his early material. For the first two-thirds of the film, »
- Paul Heath
In April we got The Emperor’s New Clothes and now, while that’s still at full price in HMV, we have Brand: A Second Coming. But, unlike Michael Winterbottom’s ostensibly well-meaning but confused propaganda piece for the “former” comedian’s Trews movement, A Second Coming gets it right, adding a dose of perspective and winding up actually enlightening its subject.
The key difference between the two films (and there are many – here there’s a central narrative, with footage carefully edited together rather than freewheeling) is that A Second Coming doesn’t feel like it was made with excessive involvement from Brand himself; director Ondi Timoner asks the star highly personal questions that make him uncomfortable and his numerous, »
- Alex Leadbeater
Gentlemen, take note! If you want to date Katy Perry, there are some things you have to whip into shape. One of them? Body grooming. And not just general hygiene. The "I Kissed a Girl" singer, 30 — who has famously been off and on with Hollywood playboy John Mayer and was married to British comedian Russell Brand — revealed that she wants her man to be clean, but what is most important is his hair… down there. "If your teeth and nails are good, you're a [...] »
It is only fitting that actor, comedian, and author Russell Brand has ramped up his activist side in the past several years, as few other recent figures in pop culture have tested the powers of public perception quite as strongly. Once a Dickensian stage caricature whose act was telegraphed as such, he’s exploded into fame, burned out on it, and since retreated into visions of inner peace and social justice. He’s kept and even grown a massive following on social media, and one of those members is Ondi Timoner, director of “Dig” and “We Live in Public," and perhaps the perfect person to track Brand’s ambitions, contradictions, and self-described martyrdom. “Brand: A Second Coming” moves to both deconstruct Brand's deific quality, while exploring the reasons why he’s essential to the media landscape. Filmed as Brand writes and performs his comedy special, “Messiah Complex,” worldwide, as well »
- Charlie Schmidlin
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