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“I feel wildly critical,” Evans confessed. “Being in the editing room is a hellish, hellish process. You see all your own little tricks and clutches and gimmicks. You have to walk in there with some thick skin.”
Evans and actress Alice Eve star as Nick Vaughan and Brooke Dalton, strangers who find themselves stranded in New York for the night with only 80 bucks and two non-functional credit cards between the two of them. Through the course of the night, the strangers become each other’s confidants as they work to sort out their love lives.
Eve believed that her co-star was adept at juggling all of his responsibilities for his directorial debut.
“You have to hold a lot of things in your »
- Jacob Bryant
Afternoon Delight: Enjoyable, Downplayed Provocation from Labute
Walking into a film called Dirty Weekend knowing it’s directed by Neil Labute, an author known for his pointedly misanthropic views of humanity often criticized for misogynistic tendencies floating around in his glorified explorations of the pathetic trappings of masculinity, one may have certain assumptions. Collaborating once again with actress Alice Eve following the enjoyable 2013 two-hander Some Velvet Morning, Labute concocts another dialogue heavy vehicle once again vaguely informed by titillating possibilities. Surprisingly, it’s potentially his least barbed appraisal of humans behaving badly to date, but ultimately never comes to the sort of money shot we’re expecting. Because of this, it leaves one with an abrupt jolt of being just another exploration of middle-aged malaise seen many times before, even though Labute manages to filter it through a pair of otherwise entertaining characters.
Stepping off the plane from Los Angeles to Albuquerque, »
- Nicholas Bell
Chris Evans is adding himself to the list of actors-turned-directors with his debut, Before We Go, a romantic dramedy in which Nick Vaughn (Evans) meets Brooke (Alice Eve) in Grand Central Terminal after she misses her train. Long story short, the two set off into the Manhattan streets in the middle of the night to try and locate her stolen purse so she can get home. Eventually they bare their souls to each other, and together work out their own past mistakes. The Captain America star is hanging up his shield for a chance behind the camera, but critics mainly agree that the superhero shouldn't quit is day job just yet. They do, however, say his first attempt is better than expected. "...Nick and Brooke never »
Our own Mr. Sunday Movies let the cat out of the bag and now comic book fans around the world are scratching their heads, trying to figure out how Captain America's team will ever match the firepower of Iron Man's squad. Well, Chris Evans is out promoting his directorial debut, Before We Go, co-starring Alice Eve, and of course, couldn't escape questions about the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Captain America Civil War. When asked by MTV whether he agrees that Captain America's team seems over-matched, Chris Evans replied, "Do we? Well, maybe you’ll have to see the movie to find out." There are currently rumors floating around that Cap will have a spy on Iron Man's team in the form of Black Widow and that Spider-Man will switch sides after initially allying with Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark. Then there's also rumors that Mark Ruffalo »
Here We Go Again: Evans’ Nondescript Venture a Familiar Recipe of Whirlwind Romance
Love is not a many splendored thing in actor Chris Evans’ directorial debut, Before We Go, a mediocre two-hander requiring a certain finesse not in evidence either before or in front of the camera, at least enough to believably carry us off into the sunset of illogical romantic inclinations. That’s not to say the film is terrible or even evidence that Evans should quit his day job, but mostly how it unfortunately elicits an overall and achingly constant ‘meh.’ Saddled with one of those vaguely poetic titles reminiscent of a slew of emotionally malleable indie films like Before I Disappear or Away We Go, even though it probably wants to be comparable to Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise/Sunset/Midnight trilogy, perhaps we shouldn’t be disappointed since the comfortably predictable narrative can’t be accused »
- Nicholas Bell
In Chris Evans' directorial debut Before We Go, the actor stars alongside Alice Eve. The two portray strangers who meet one night and eventually change each others lives. It is a charming tale, one that is quite refreshing especially considering we are used to Evans as Captain America. The actor - and now director - brings his usual charisma, while his co-star Eve once again... Read More »
Read More: Tribeca Review: Neil Labute’s ‘Dirty Weekend’ Starring Matthew Broderick And Alice Eve At this point, it's probably sexist to point out that the strikingly beautiful Alice Eve is also Oxford-educated and eloquently outspoken about worldly issues. But don't get her wrong, she's proud of both her brain and her six-pack. In Neil Labute's latest film, "Dirty Weekend," which opens in limited release on September 4, Eve and co-star Matthew Broderick play co-workers who find themselves trapped on a layover in Albuquerque. The duo heads out on an adventure visiting sex shops, coffee houses and gay bars in attempt to solve a bit of a sexual mystery. As in much of Labute's work, the film features bitingly sharp dialogue and forces its main characters to explore their subconscious desires, even if society still considers them taboo. Indiewire recently hopped on the phone with Eve to inquire about "Dirty Weekend, »
- Casey Cipriani
This was previously reviewed as part of our TIFF2014 coverage. Plot: Two strangers (Chris Evans & Alice Eve) spend the night roaming around New York City after her purse is stolen, leaving them with no cash and plenty of time to kill before her 6 am train. Review: Being a fan of Chris Evans, I went into Before We Go wanting to like it. In interviews he often expresses a desire to move behind the camera,... Read More »
- Chris Bumbray
Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the end of the summer movie season, and the start of the fall season at the box office, with the weekend receipts usually suffering a sharp drop from the sweltering summer months. This year, only two new releases hit theaters over the holiday weekend, EuropaCorp's action-thriller The Transporter Refueled and Broad Green Pictures' A Walk in the Woods, which actually debuts in theaters starting tomorrow, September 2. Both of these new releases will have to contend with Straight Outta Compton, which has taken the top spot for three weeks in a row, and, judging from the projections at BoxOffice.com, it may be a closer race for the top spot than you may think. Regardless of how close the race is, one thing is for certain: none of these new releases will open big, at all.
Straight Outta Compton faced some unexpected competition in the faith-based drama War Room, »
For his new film Dirty Weekend, Neil Labute found the title first — a British term for a weekend spent away in secret — and went from there. “I think life is that way for a lot of people, where their private life is different than their public persona,” Labute told Vulture, who constructed his film around two such characters: Les (Matthew Broderick), a repressed family man who vaguely remembers his own drunken dirty weekend but can’t even recall what gender he romped with, and his co-worker Natalie (Alice Eve), who needles Les to open up during a company layover. In this exclusive scene from the film (opening in theaters and on VOD this Friday), she reveals quite the provocative secret of her own. “It’s a really pivotal scene,” said Labute of the moment when Natalie reveals she's in a sub/dom relationship with her girlfriend. In fact, under her »
- Kyle Buchanan
"Before We Go" (September 4)(Film Page) Director: Chris Evans Cast: Chris Evans, Alice Eve, Mark Kassen, Emma Fitzpatrick Criticwire Average: C Why is it a "Must See"? Chris Evans has spent the past several years immersed in the blockbuster Marvel Cinematic Universe, thanks to his career-making role as Captain America, but he's scaling way back and revealing a more sensitive side for his directorial debut, "Before We Go." The film premiered last year at Tiff and stars Evans and Alice Eve as Pete and Abby, two strangers who run into one another at Grand Central Station after the latter gets stranded. When Pete offers to help Abby find her way in the city, the two wind up adventuring around New York and finding romance over the course of one fateful night. Evans and Eve's natural charm in front of the camera has served him well in the past, which leads »
- Zack Sharf
The plight of the actor-turned-director is an unpredictable one. The desire to tell your own story, direct and write or star in it (or sometimes take on all of those roles) is a attractive lure, and can turn out very well. But as Ryan Gosling learned at Cannes earlier this year with "Lost River," ambition, if not matched by execution, can come at a steep critical cost. So credit to Chris Evans for keeping his goals modest with his directorial debut "Before We Go," but unfortunately he can't clear the low bar he sets for himself with this strained romantic drama that struggles desperately to be engaging, charming or relatable. Read More: Chris Evans On His Directorial Debut ‘Before We Go,’ Filming In New York, & ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Things kick off with a pretty decent meet cute: in a rush to grab the last train to Boston from Grand Central Station, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
As expected, Universal Pictures' runaway hit Straight Outta Compton secured its third straight win at the box office this weekend, taking in $13.2 million. The big surprise, though, was the over-performing faith-based drama War Room, which earned second place with an estimated $11 million, according to Box Office Mojo, out-grossing major studio new releases No Escape and We Are Your Friends (which didn't even crack the top 10), with far less publicity and advertisement. Neither movie was expected to put up huge numbers, considering the last weekend of the summer movie season is always light on box office returns, but War Room's performance is still impressive, nonetheless.
War Room opened in the least amount of theaters of any movie in the top 10, scoring the best per-screen average of all films this weekend with a $9,692 average from 1,135 theaters. The drama, which centers on a mother who turns to faith to try and save her family, »
The plot follows a con artist couple (Thurman and Roth) who avoid paying a large debt to a gangster (Maggie Q) by escaping to La.
They then take part in a jewel theft involving Roth's ex-wife (Eve) as a way of winning back the money.
Variety reports that Vergara will play the mistress of Eve's character's new husband.
The actress will also voice Bart's new teacher Mrs Berrera in an episode of The Simpsons season 27. »
Action icon Scott Adkins is a one-man wrecking machine, taking out numerous enemies in our exclusive clip from Wolf Warrior. There is certainly no shortage of fighting scenes in this action-thriller, as you can see in our clip where Scott Adkins' Tom Cat uses his extensive martial arts skills, even as he's out-numbered. This new film debuts on Blu-ray and DVD September 1 from Well Go USA.
The action-packed war drama Wolf Warrior marks Jacky Wu's second film as a director, following Legendary Assassin. In addition to his directing duties, Jacky Wu (Badges of Fury, Shaolin) also stars as a Chinese Special Forces soldier with extraordinary marksmanship who is expelled from the army and joins a mysterious troupe of insurgents known as the Wolf Warrior. Nan Yu (The Expendables 2, The Taking of Tiger Mountain) plays the formidable female captain of the insurgents, while British martial arts sensation Scott Adkins (Zero Dark Thirty, »
Shooting is already underway in New York with Uma Thurman and Tim Roth, but there's still room for more cast members in the heist comedy The Brits Are Coming. Sofia Vergara has just signed up, joining an ensemble that also includes Parker Posey, Alice Eve, Maggie Q, Crispin Glover and Stephen Fry. James Oakley (The Devil You Know) is directing.The story revolves around a con-artist couple (Thurman and Roth) who get on the wrong side of Maggie Q's gangster and go on the run to buy some time on a large debt. their plan is to make the payment from the profits of a jewel robbery involving Roth's ex-wife, played by Eve. She's since married again, but it's clearly far from a solid union, since Vergara is playing her new husband's mistress.Oakley wrote the screenplay with his Devil You Know compatriot Alex Michaelides, and The Brits Are Coming »
Sofia Vergara has joined the cast of 'The Brits Are Coming'. The 'Modern Family' actress is set to star alongside 'Kill Bill' star Uma Thurman, 45, and Tim Roth, 54, in the upcoming heist-comedy. Thurman and Roth - who previously appeared alongside one another in the 1994 cult classic 'Pulp Fiction - will play a con-artist couple who flee to Los Angeles in an attempt to avoid paying off a large debt they owe to a gangster played by Maggie Q. The pair attempt to win back the money they owe by teaming up with Roth's characters ex-wife, played by Alice Eve, for a jewellery theft operation. Vergara, 43 - who most recently starred alongside Reese Witherspoon in the crime-comedy 'Hot Pursuit' - has signed on to play the mistress of Eve's characters new husband. 'Irrational Man' actress Parker Posey and the comedian Stephen Fry - who played the evil master »
Indie comedy The Brits Are Coming has swelled its ensemble cast The Wrap reporting that six actors have joined the cast.
Uma Thurman (Pulp Fiction) had already been cast in the film directed by James Oakley, but now she has been joined by a plethora of acting talent. Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Tim Roth (The Hateful 8), Stephen Fry (The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies), Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible 3) and Parker Posey (Irrational Man) have all joined the comedy, produced by Jc Chandor (A Most Violent Year).
The film follows “an eccentric British con-artist couple, Harriet (Thurman) and Peter Fox (Roth), who flee to Los Angeles to escape paying a large debt to a notorious gangster named Ivanka (Maggie Q) after a failed poker game. In an attempt to raise the money, the couple approach a former associate (Fry), who secretly sells their whereabouts. »
- Scott J. Davis
Thurman and Roth play a con-artist couple who flee to Los Angeles to avoid paying a large debt to a gangster, portrayed by Maggie Q. The duo try to win back the money via a jewel theft operation involving Roth’s ex-wife, played by Alice Eve.
Vergara is playing the mistress of the new husband of Eve’s character.
Parker Posey and Stephen Fry also star. The film is directed by James Oakley (“The Devil You Know”) from a script he co-wrote with Alex Michaelides. Producers are Cassian Elwes (“Dallas Buyers Club”), Robert Ogden Barnum, Jc Chandor (“A Most Violent Year”) and Dave Hansen.
Fortitude International is handling international rights to the project. Producers currently hold U.S. rights.
Vergara stars in “Modern Family” and was last seen »
- Dave McNary
Sofia Vergara, Stephen Fry, Tim Roth, Parker Posey, Alice Eve and Maggie Q will join Uma Thurman in the indie comedy “The Brits Are Coming,” it was announced Thursday by producers Jc Chandor, Cassian Elwes, Robert Ogden Barnum and Dave Hansen. James Oakley is directing from a script he co-wrote with Alex Michaelides. Production is currently under way in New York City. The broad comedy follows an eccentric British con-artist couple, Harriet (Thurman) and Peter Fox (Roth), who flee to Los Angeles to escape paying a large debt to a notorious gangster named Ivanka (Maggie Q) after a failed poker game. »
- Jeff Sneider
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