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Film Review: ‘Magic in the Moonlight’ is Woody Allen By-the-Book

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Chicago – After last year’s powerful “Blue Jasmine,” writer/director Woody Allen’s trajectory seemed destined toward another film masterpiece, but “Magic in the Moonlight” isn’t it. Colin Firth and Emma Stone are an unlikely pairing in this seen-it-before-Woody film trifle.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Again Allen goes back to the 1920s, an era he has explored before in “Bullets Over Broadway” and to a lesser degree “Midnight in Paris.” The elements of magicians and illusions have also been covered in “Shadows and Fog” and the underrated “Stardust Memories.” Thematically, it feels like Woody Allen has done this film before, even in the relationship between Colin Firth and Emma Stone, which generates zero chemistry. In his quest to make at least one film a year, the 78 year old auteur has made this one a placeholder, albeit a funnier, more beautifully filmed and at times more interesting placeholder – better than most of the films out there. »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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Joaquin Phoenix Favored For "Doctor Strange"

5 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Joaquin Phoenix has reportedly had discussions and is currently in serious consideration if not outright talks for the role of Doctor Stephen Strange in Scott Derrickson's upcoming "Doctor Strange" film at Marvel Studios.

With Benedict Cumberbatch having revealed this week he had meetings for the role but couldn't do the role due to scheduling, talk has suddenly and quite heavily turned to Phoenix. In fact at least two trades claim actual negotiations are actively underway. Representatives for Marvel and Phoenix had no comment.

Tom Hardy, Jared Leto and Justin Theroux have also previously been mentioned as possibilities that ultimately didn't pan out. Whomever takes on the role will play the Marvel Comics hero - a former neurosurgeon who protects Earth from magical and mystical threats.

Phoenix had previously been courted for the role of Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" which ultimately didn't happen. »

- Garth Franklin

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'Magic in the Moonlight': What the Critics Are Saying

7 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

For his latest romp around the European countryside, Woody Allen whisks moviegoers away to 1920s southern France for a frothy romantic comedy starring Emma Stone as Sophie, a cheery American with supposedly incredible psychic powers, and Colin Firth as Stanley, the arrogant English stage magician who sets out to debunk her credibility. Photos 'Magic in the Moonlight': Emma Stone, Colin Firth and Anna Wintour Hit the New York Premiere The Sony Pictures Classics specialty box-office title hits 17 theaters in select cities, including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C., on Friday. Read what top critics

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- Jenna Robbins

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22 Photos of Emma Stone Making Silly Faces in Fancy Dresses

7 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Despite what her name suggests, Emma Stone is not stone-faced. Her eyebrows and lips dart and dash all over, like that one firework that sends off little sprites flying in different directions after its initial explosion. No wonder she was cast in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight, which opens this weekend – that's one seriously enchanted face. Here are 22 of her silliest looks. »

- Jesse David Fox

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Woody Allen's Next Movie Adds Parker Posey and Jamie Blakely Plus Plot Details

8 hours ago | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Woody Allen's new movie, Magic in the Moonlight, hits limited theaters this weekend. Meanwhile, he's off in Providence, Rhode Island with Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone and new additions to the cast, Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley, shooting his next movie, which the Chicago Sun Times reports is "a murder mystery, set on a college campus." On top of that it's said to be a "serious-ish drama," which I guess might place it in Match Point territory considering Manhattan Murder Mystery was definitely comedic. In other Allen news, in a recent New York Times profile they revealed Allen has secured financing for not only the film he's currently shooting, but three more beyond that and it sounds like all four will be released by Sony Pictures Classics: Mr. Allen said that his next four films, including the currently untitled one he is making with Ms. Stone and Mr. Phoenix, »

- Brad Brevet

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Woody Allen’s Rhode Island Pic Is A “Murder Mystery”

9 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Although Woody Allen’s latest, 1920s-set romantic caper Magic in the Moonlight, is just opening this week, news about the prolific helmer’s next project is already emerging. We had previously learned that the untitled film would be set in modern-day Rhode Island and be a “contemporary story” that centers on “academics, graduate students, and middle- and working – class folks.” Additionally, it was revealed that the cast would include Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley.

Now that Allen is rolling cameras on the pic in Rhode Island, some more news about the project has broken. According to the film’s executive producer Ron Chez, who spoke with the Chicago Sun-Times about working with Allen, the new movie is  “a murder mystery, set on a college campus.” The Chicago Tribune added that it is a “serious-ish drama.”

So, are we looking at something similar to Match Point? Or »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Jacki Weaver Talks Magic In The Moonlight, Working with Woody Allen, Psychic Mediums, Life After Animal Kingdom, Equals and More

9 hours ago | | See recent news »

Jacki Weaver is killing it.  She already had a prolific career in Australia, but when Animal Kingdom came out and earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress, she quickly became a hot commodity in America.  Since, she’s delivered some chilling material in Stoker and also scored another Academy Award nomination for her work in David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook, and now she’s adding yet another noteworthy achievement to the list, appearing in a Woody Allen film. In Magic in the Moonlight, Weaver steps in as Grace, a grieving widow who misses her husband so much that she turns to a supposed psychic medium (Emma Stone) to put them back in touch.  While in New York City promoting the film’s release, Weaver sat down with us to talk about the art of nailing a supporting character, working with Allen, whether or not she believes in psychic mediums, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Nickelodeon Star Rants About Not Being a Role Model

9 hours ago | | See recent Popsugar news »

Jennette McCurdy rants about how she's not a role model - Us Weekly George R.R. Martin's response to a fan letter will make you cry - HuffPost Celebrity Is Zac Efron using Michelle Rodriguez for her money? - Gossip Girl Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult split rumors surface - Lainey Gossip Katie Holmes is taking on a surprising new hobby - People Celebrate Friday with pantsless Mark Wahlberg - BuzzFeed Ricky Martin lands a huge new gig - Hollywood Reporter Kim Kardashian shares a new supersexy bikini snap - TooFab Will you see Emma Stone's latest? - Rotten Tomatoes Bill Murray is at it again with another surprise appearance - Wonderwall Why all Pixar movies are secretly about the apocalypse - Cracked Source: Getty / Jon Kopaloff »

- Alyse Whitney

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Casting: Thurman, Harington, Posey, Wittrock

10 hours ago | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Adam Jones

Uma Thurman has signed on to join Bradley Cooper in John Wells' "Adam Jones" at The Weinstein Company. Filming has just begun in New Orleans for a few days ahead of a two month shoot in London.

Originally titled "Chef," the story follows a rock-star chef (Cooper) hoping to land his own kitchen and a third Michelin star, but he’ll need the help of the beautiful Helene (Sienna Miller). Daniel Bruhl, Emma Thompson, Omar Sy and Jamie Dornan also star. [Source: THR]

7 Days In Hell

Kit Harington ("Game of Thrones") and Andy Samberg ("Brooklyn 99") will star in Jake Szymanski's one-off HBO mockumentary telemovie "7 Days In Hell". "Girls" executive producer Murray Miller will write the script.

Samberg will play a superstar tennis 'bad boy' while Harington stars as a young prodigy to the game as the pair battle it out at Wimbledon. Lena Dunham, Michael Sheen, Karen Gillan, »

- Garth Franklin

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‘Magic in the Moonlight’ Review: A Jubilant and Delightful Trifle From Woody Allen

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Since time immemorial Woody Allen has been entranced by the art of illusions. A proponent of magic tricks as a child, Allen’s affinity for legerdemain has manifested itself throughout his filmography — most notable in his surreal homage to Federico Fellini, Stardust Memories. Now with Magic in the Moonlight the nebbish New Yorker has pulled off yet another impressive act of prestidigitation: making a jubilant and delightful trifle that — much like many of his other 44 films — ponders the rhyme and reason of our existence, however futile or fruitful that may be. To Stanley (Colin Firth) our existence is meaningless. In order to remain comfortable in that unrepentantly bleak worldview, he’s made a career out of exposing pseudo spiritualists — opportunistic swindlers who dupe people into believing they possess divine powers bestowed to them by some omniscient deity. The Englishman’s latest assignment is to debunk the mythical Sophie (Emma Stone), a young American woman who has convinced »

- Sam Fragoso

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Morgan Freeman Tries Helium Again for Jimmy Fallon

19 hours ago | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

On his educational show Through the Wormhole With Morgan Freeman, the distinguished actor helped to demonstrate the wonders of science by altering his iconic baritone with the help of a helium balloon. Tonight, he did it again, not in the name of science, but for the much more common reason that celebrities do things: because Jimmy Fallon tells them to. Sure, we expected this slavish adherence to the will of Fallon from the likes of Emma Stone or Halle Berry, but not from you, Morgan. Not from you. »

- Anna Silman

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‘Magic in the Moonlight’ is beautiful-looking and funny, but hard to fall in love with

21 hours ago | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Magic in the Moonlight

Written and directed by Woody Allen

USA, 2014

Woody Allen’s newest film, Magic in the Moonlight, has yet another appealing ensemble, this one featuring Emma Stone, Colin Firth, Marcia Gay Harden, Hamish Linklater, and a handful of other beloved character actors. A 1928 period piece, the film follows Stanley (Firth), a famous magician, as he tries to expose Sophie (Stone), a mystic of increasing notoriety and a possible swindler. Set in the south of France, the film takes place between two houses: the house of Grace (Jacki Weaver), who wants Sophie to stay and help her connect with her late husband, and the house of Stanley’s aunt Vanessa (Eileen Atkins), which Stanley frequently visits to get away from magic and process his thoughts.

Magic in the Moonlight is a very beautiful film in terms of its aesthetic, with its 1920s attire combined with a secluded scenic area of France, »

- Samantha Ladwig

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Exclusive Video Interview With Jacki Weaver On Magic In The Moonlight

23 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Though it wasn’t until her breakout performance in Animal Kingdom that Jacki Weaver really became well known stateside, since that explosive 2010 film, she’s steadily increased her profile in Hollywood. The actresses’ newest project is Woody Allen’s Magic In The Moonlight, which hits theatres tomorrow and stars Colin Firth and Emma Stone.

Set in the roaring 20s, the film sees Firth as a British stage magician who attempts to expose Sophie (Stone), a fraud spiritualist trying to exploit a wealthy family. However, this being a Woody Allen film, “professional and extremely personal complications” quickly arise.

Last week while Weaver was in NYC doing some press for Magic In The Moonlight, we caught up with her for an exclusive interview. Delightful to talk to and eager to speak about her new film, Weaver and I discussed what it’s like working with Woody Allen, the wonderful sets and costumes that we see here, »

- Justine Browning

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Casting Net: Uma Thurman signs on for 'Adam Jones,' Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley join Woody Allen project

23 hours ago | EW - Inside Movies | See recent - Inside Movies news »

Uma Thurman will be joining Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller in The Weinstein Co.’s Adam Jones, originally titled Chef (and then John Favreau happened). John Wells directs this story of a rock-star chef (Cooper) who hopes to run his own kitchen and eventually earn the coveted third Michelin Star. Helene (Miller) will help him achieve his goal. Stacy Sher, Michael Shamberg, and Erwin Stoff are producing. Dylan Sellers, Julie Rapaport, and Negeen Yazdi are overseeing production for The Weinstein Co. The film just began principal photography. It will shoot in New Orleans for two days before moving on to London from July 27 to Sept. »

- C. Molly Smith

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Venice: Al Pacino, Willem Dafoe, Ethan Hawke Set for Double Duty

24 July 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

The Venice lineup was announced on Thursday, with a slew of Hollywood actors in its ranks. Among the red carpet names with movies set to premiere include: Jennifer Aniston, Elle Fanning, James Franco, Zach Galifianakis, Jon Hamm, Bill Murray, Seth Rogen, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Owen Wilson. A few celebs are even planning on doubling down at the festival. To organize a star at festival premieres involves a huge chunk out of the marketing budget. Landing a star for two films in one place can be a great coup for any distributor. This year at Cannes, Robert Pattinson made

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- Ariston Anderson

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Magic In The Moonlight Review

24 July 2014 2:42 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

After making a detour in San Francisco to help Cate Blanchett strike gold at last year’s Oscars, Woody Allen kicks off another leg of his European tour with Magic in the Moonlight. Borrowing the magical realist conceit along with the backdrop of Midnight in Paris, and cherry-picking just a hint of the class commentary from Blue Jasmine, Magic in the Moonlight is less a culmination of Allen’s recent output than it is a jazzy riff on the same stories and ideas that have occupied him for the better part of a decade. While the film makes clear that Allen has played these same beats for pretty much all they’re worth by now, the fresh-faced cast and comforting familiarity of Magic in the Moonlight liven up its well-rehearsed routine.

Looking to the future with as much anxiety as Midnight in Paris looked to the past with nostalgia, Magic in the Moonlight »

- Sam Woolf

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Woody Allen recruits Parker Posey, Jamie Blackley for 2015 film

24 July 2014 2:17 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Woody Allen has recruited Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley for his 2015 project.

The movie is currently being filmed in Rhode Island with Emma Stone and Joaquin Phoenix in the lead roles.

Plot details are currently being kept tightly under wraps.

Posey is best known for her critically-acclaimed performances in Kicking and Screaming, Best in Show and Louie, while Blackley appears in the upcoming romantic drama If I Stay.

Allen's 2015 project is a reunion with Stone, who appears in his current movie Magic in the Moonlight.

Magic in the Moonlight stars Stone as a purported mystic who is investigated by Colin Firth for potentially swindling a rich family.

Allen's latest film opens on Friday (July 25) in the Us and on September 19 in the UK. Watch a trailer below: »

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Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley Join Woody Allen's New Movie

24 July 2014 11:11 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Gravier Productions has announced that Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley have signed on to star in the Untitled Woody Allen Project, which is currently in production. Take a look at the official press release, then read on for more details.

Woody Allen added to the cast of his latest film, which is currently shooting in Rhode Island. Starring alongside Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone are Parker Posey (Broken English) and Jamie Blackley (Snow White and the Huntsman).

The untitled Gravier Productions film is produced by Allen's longtime associates, Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum.

Allen's upcoming film, Magic in the Moonlight, was shot in the south of France last year and will be released on July 25, 2014 by Sony Pictures Classics.

We reported in May that Joaquin Phoenix boarded the untitled project, with Emma Stone, who stars in the director's new comedy Magic in the Moonlight, joining just a few days later. »

- MovieWeb

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Parker Posey and Jamie Blackley Join Woody Allen’s Next Film

24 July 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Parkey Posey and Jamie Blackley have joined the cast of the untitled Woody Allen pic.

Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone are set to star.

Allen is expected to write, produce and direct, as he has with so many of his other projects. Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum will also produce.

Plot details are unknown at this time. The pic is currently filming in Rhode Island.

Posey is repped by CAA and Untitled. Blackley is repped by Wme, United Agents and Luber Roklin Entertainment.


- Justin Kroll

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Shoot begins on Adam Jones

24 July 2014 10:48 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Principal photography has begun on The Weinstein Company’s Adam Jones (formerly The Chef) starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Uma Thurman and Daniel Bruhl.

The drama about an ambitious two-star Michelin chef will start in New Orleans and Move to London untl the end of September.

The cast includes Riccardo Scarmacio, Emma Thompson, Lily James, Omar Sy, Jamie Dornan, Sam Keeley, Sarah Greene and Alicia Vikander.

John Wells directs from a screenplay by Steven Knight. Stacy Sher, Michael Shamberg and Erwin Stoff are producing.

Dylan Sellers, Julie Rapaport and Negeen Yazdi are overseeing production for TWC.   

Parker Posey and Jamies Blackley have joined Joaquin Phoenix and Emma Stone on Woody Allen’s latest film, currently shooting in Rhode Island. The untitled Gravier Productions film is produced by Allen’s longtime associates Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum. Magic In The Moonlight opens through Spc on July 25. »

- (Jeremy Kay)

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