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18 items from 2014


‘Inherent Vice’ Hopes To Nab Big Debut In Specialty Box Office

11 December 2014 5:23 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Paul Thomas Anderson’s legion of fans will get their chance to see the filmmaker’s latest Inherent Vice – at least those in New York and L.A. after a long build-up of anticipation. Studio Warner Bros. is handling the director’s latest, set in a drug-laced L.A. in the 1970s. Barring some unforeseen cataclysm, the feature is easily going to be this week’s b.o. superstar and likely one of the year’s biggest per screen debuts. How it will fare against other fall b.o. knock-outs like Searchlight’s Birdman or TWC’s The Imitation Game remains to be seen. A slew of Specialty openers will coincide with the Inherent Vice juggernaut. A24 will open Oscar-nominated filmmaker Atom Egoyan’s The Captive day and date after an early fall bow in the director’s native Canada. Sundance Selects will expose Free The Nipple in New York »

- Brian Brooks

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‘The Captive’ Trailer: Daughter’s Vanishing Haunts Ryan Reynolds In Atom Egoyan Thriller

18 November 2014 10:06 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Oscar-nominated Atom Egoyan (Exotica, Where the Truth Lies, Chloe) has a new psychological thriller to untangle in The Captive (formerly Queen Of The Night), starring Ryan Reynolds and The Killing’s Mireille Enos as a couple plagued by the unsolved disappearance of their young daughter Cassandra. Years later, mementos of Cassandra’s start mysteriously appearing and two detectives (Rosario Dawson and Scott Speedman) discover recent images of the girl online. Egoyan penned the script with David Fraser; Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast, and Bruce Greenwood also star. Watch the trailer above for The Captive, which is currently available via DirectTV and hits theaters December 12.

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- Jen Yamato

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The Captive Review

4 September 2014 11:08 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

For those of you who felt last year’s Prisoners was too lighthearted a jaunt down the misery lane of child abduction, good news: Atom Egoyan’s The Captive is here to cover every parent’s worst nightmare in ghoulish detail. Not psychological detail, mind you. The Captive is bewitched by many aspects of kidnapping and pedophilia: chiefly, the tech, the terminology, and the methods of a modern child abuse ring. But when it comes to characters, acting, direction, or the emotional state of its endangered subjects, The Captive isn’t all that interested.

A deceptively elegant 360-pan of wintery Niagara wilderness introduces the film, which from there on operates with the subtlety and restraint of front-page tabloid font. Egoyan kindly opens the following shot with a TV playing opera in the background, so as to remind you that what you’re watching isn’t quite the pinnacle of distraught human tragedy. »

- Sam Woolf

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‘The Captive’, Atom Egoyan’s newest feature, gets a Us trailer

11 July 2014 2:03 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Filmmaker Atom Egoyan has, over the course of his career, garnered critical and commercial acclaim for a number of features, including The Sweet Hereafter, Where the Truth Lies, and Chloe. With his last feature coming in 2013, many were thus intrigued to learn that he was already at work on a new project. Titled The Captive, Egoyan takes on directing duties this time, along with co-writing the screenplay with David Fraser, and working with a cast that includes Ryan Reynolds, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, and Kevin Durand. A Us trailer for the film has now been released, and can be seen below.

The post ‘The Captive’, Atom Egoyan’s newest feature, gets a Us trailer appeared first on Sound On Sight.

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- Deepayan Sengupta

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Someone is Watching Ryan Reynolds in Us Trailer for 'The Captive'

10 July 2014 2:47 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Back when the film premiered at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, we got a teaser trailer for The Captive starring Ryan Reynolds. Now that the film is poised for a release in the United States this fall, a new theatrical trailer for Atom Egoyan's film has arrived, showing off more of the mystery thriller. The story, which also stars Rosario Dawson and Mireille Enos, centers around the disappearance of young girl, and the plot thickens when clues begin to surface that she's alive eight years later. The film didn't really get that warm of a reception at Cannes back in May, and the trailer is edited in a rather peculiar way. Watch? Here's the Us trailer for Atom Egoyan's The Captive from YouTube: The Captive is directed by Atom Egoyan (Chloe, The Devil's Knot), who also co-wrote the script with David Fraser. The film follows  Matthew and Tina »

- Ethan Anderton

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Atom Egoyan's The Captive Looks Promising [Trailer]

10 July 2014 11:53 AM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Canadian director Atom Egoyan has not been enjoying a good streak over the last few years and it's getting to the point now where his output of mediocre (or down right terrible) will begin to outweigh the highlights of his career.

The Captive looked like it could be a change of pace for the director whose previous genre entries have left a lot to be desired. Co-written by Egoyan and David Fraser, the movie stars Ryan Reynolds and Mireille Enos as parents whose daughter mysteriously disappears. Eight years later, they begin to see indications that she might still be alive.

Along with Reynolds and Enos, The Captive rounds up an all-star Canadian cast including S [Continued ...] »

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'The Captive' Review: Atom Egoyan's Latest Fails to Impress

25 May 2014 7:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

As a celebration of the unprecedented number of Canadian films that competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival, Moviefone Canada is highlighting each of these works.

For decades now, Atom Egoyan has been one of Canada's most celebrated and lauded directors. From massive critical hits such as "Exotica" and "The Sweet Hereafter," he has established himself among the elite of English Canadian film auteurs.

Egoyan is no stranger to the Cannes Film Festival, having unspooled many of his films here, and he was an instrumental member of the jury back in '96, when David Cronenberg won his Special Jury Award for "daring and audacity."

Egoyan brings crime drama "The Captive" this year, starring Vancouver's Ryan Reynolds along with Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, and longtime collaborator, Quebec native Bruce Greenwood.

Egoyan scripted the film with his friend and previous collaborator David Fraser, incorporating what Egoyan »

- Jason Gorber

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Cannes 2014: find out which films have been picked up for U.S. distribution

16 May 2014 4:57 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

• Lionsgate has purchased the North American rights for Dark Blood, the last film starring River Phoenix (My Own Private Idaho) before he passed away in 1993. Directed and written by George Sluizer (The Vanishing), the upcoming thriller follows the story of Boy (Phoenix), a young widower living as a hermit on a nuclear testing site in the desert. While traveling solo on his “second” honeymoon, Boy discovers a stranded Hollywood couple. Desiring the woman, Boy decides to hold them captive because he finds himself under the impression that he can create a better world with her. The upcoming drama, set to be released via VOD, »

- Pamela Gocobachi

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Cannes 2014: Atom Egoyan’s ‘The Captive’ a sour play-by-the-numbers investigation thriller

16 May 2014 3:56 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Captive

Written by Atom Egoyan and David Fraser

Directed by Atom Egoyan

Canada, 2014

Atom Egoyan’s The Captive pits Ryan Reynolds as a blue collar vigilante in an investigatory drama of pedophiles and police-work. However, while its central themes seem reminiscent of the recent Prisoners, its execution is regrettably drawn from cartoons, Lifetime schlock, and the worst traits of primetime detective shows. Following an increasing number of recent failings for the Canadian director, The Captive sets itself up for a return to the form of his heartfelt mid-90s melodrama The Sweet Hereafter, but thanks to the exacerbated direction and faux-camp spirit, it evokes hardly any reaction other than groans and pity-guffaws.

Sporting a Carhartt baseball cap, rugged beard, and questionably ill demeanor, Matthew (Ryan Reynolds) watches on as his daughter and her friend twirl about a Niagara ice skating rink. As he stops for a pie on the way home, »

- Zach Lewis

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Atom Egoyan's 'The Captive' Goes to A24

16 May 2014 8:27 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Entertainment One Films International (eOne Films International), in conjunction with Wme Global, Ego Film Arts and The Film Farm, is proud to announce the Us sale of The Captive to A24, in partnership with DirecTV. Directed by acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan (Chloe{FImCSmmsdOXxqo, Ararat), and written by Atom Egoyan and David Fraser, the film is based on an original story by Atom Egoyan. The film is produced by Egoyan, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss and Stephen Traynor. A24 will release the film this fall.

Said Atom Egoyan,

"On behalf of my team, we are delighted that A24 will release The Captive in the Us. I am impressed with the caliber of films and campaigns they have recently worked on and I look forward to collaborating with them to reach an American audience."

Said Harold van Lier, President, eOne Films International,

"A24 is an extremely exciting company right now with a »

- MovieWeb

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Cannes Film Review: ‘The Captive’

16 May 2014 4:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Atom Egoyan’s 14th feature tells a tale of lost children and grieving parents unfolding under wintry gray skies, but otherwise we’re about as far removed from the mastery of “The Sweet Hereafter” as we could be in “The Captive,” a ludicrous abduction thriller that finds a once-great filmmaker slipping into previously unentered realms of self-parody. Attempting to meld his traditional preoccupations with guilt and bereavement, voyeuristic technology and achronological storytelling with a “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”-style procedural, Egoyan leaves a strong cast flailing to keep up with a contrived and fatally unconvincing drama that makes the recent “Prisoners” look like a masterpiece in retrospect. News of the film’s acquisition by U.S. distrib A24 broke shortly before its press screening at Cannes, where it was greeted with a smattering of boos; beyond the Croisette, mass indifference rather than contempt seems the likely reaction.

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- Justin Chang

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Ryan Reynolds’ Kidnapping Thriller, ‘The Captive,’ Acquired by A24 for Us Release

16 May 2014 12:28 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Ryan Reynolds’ latest film, “The Captive,” has been acquired by A24, in partnership with DirecTV, for release in the United States. eOne Films International announced the sale, in conjunction with Wme Global, Ego Film Arts and The Film Farm. A24 will release “The Captive” this fall. Also read: Ryan Reynolds’ Sundance Thriller ‘The Voices’ Acquired by Lionsgate (Exclusive) The movie is the brainchild of Atom Egoyan, who developed the original story, wrote the screenplay with David Fraser, and directed the film. It also stars Scott Speedman (“Underworld”), Rosario Dawson (“Sin City”), Mireille Enos (“World War Z”), Kevin Durand (“Resident Evil: Retribution”), and. »

- Jason Hughes

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A24 takes The Captive for Us

16 May 2014 12:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: eOne gets Us deal on Atom Egoyan’s Cannes Competition thriller.

A24 has become the second Us buyer to snap up a competition title this week, after finalising rights in Cannes for Atom Egoyan’s thriller The Captive with eOne International.

The enterprising Us outfit, which acquired the film in partnership with DirecTV and plans to release this fall, brokered the deal with Wme on behalf of eOne and the filmmakers.

Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman and Rosario Dawson star in the thriller, which examines how the kidnapping of a man’s young daughter destroys the relationships among those involved.

CAA co-repped The Captive with Wme

Croisette regular Egoyan wrote the script with David Fraser. Producers are Egoyan, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss and Stephen Traynor.

“On behalf of my team, we are delighted that A24 will release The Captive in the Us,” said the director. “I am impressed with the calibre of films and campaigns they have »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Cannes: A24 Acquires Ryan Reynolds-Starrer ‘The Captive’

15 May 2014 11:55 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A24, in partnership with DirecTV, has picked up U.S. rights to Atom Egoyan’s thriller “The Captive,” starring  Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Mireille Enos, Kevin Durand and Bruce Greenwood.

The Captive” is screening in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. A24 is planning a fall release

Producers are Egoyan, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss and Stephen Traynor.

The Captive,” directed by Egoyan from a script he wrote with David Fraser, examines how the kidnapping of a man’s young daughter at a diner destroys the relationships among those involved as Reynolds’ character becomes convinced eight years later that his daughter is still alive.

Shooting on the film began in February, 2013 in Sudbury, Ontario with the title “Queen of the Night.”

Entertainment One is handling worldwide sales and will be distributing “The Captive” in Canada and the U.K.

A24 brokered the deal with Wme Global on behalf of eOne and the filmmakers. »

- Dave McNary

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Cannes Check 2014: Ryan Reynolds in Atom Egoyan's 'The Captive'

3 May 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Welcome back to Cannes Check, In Contention's annual preview of the films in Competition at next month's Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off on May 14. Taking on different selections every day, we'll be examining what they're about, who's involved and what their chances are of snagging an award from Jane Campion's jury. Next up, the third Canadian director in the lineup: Atom Egoyan's "The Captive." The director: Atom Egoyan (Canadian, 53 years old). There was a time when Egoyan looked to be as estimable a festival fixture as his compatriot David Cronenberg, but his career hasn't moved in the direction many thought it would after he won big at Cannes (and scooped a surprise Best Director Oscar nod) for 1997's critical peak “The Sweet Hereafter.” Born in Cairo to Armenian-Egyptian parents – a heritage he'd later explore in his 2002 film “Ararat” – Egoyan largely grew up in British Columbia and studied »

- Guy Lodge

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Captives Trailer Released Ahead Of Cannes Competition

18 April 2014 3:57 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Atom Egoyan makes challenging films, but even by his standards, his 2014 output is going to be tough to watch. While his courtroom drama Devil’s Knot gets a Us release on May 9 – a film about the trial of three teenagers accused of killing three young children in a satanic ritual – his follow-up will be screening in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and is currently called Captives - though that may change for release in different territories.

Starring Ryan Reynolds, as a father whose young daughter mysteriously disappears, Captives seems to be a film that gradually unfurls – transforming into something increasingly sinister and disturbing, as layers of grimness are deliberately peeled back. It would appear that Egoyan – along with co-writer David Fraser – has created something that relentlessly preys on the worst fears of the audience, including bad things happening to our children, loss, uncertainty, powerlessness, and that horrifying discomfort of intrusion. »

- Sarah Myles

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First Trailer for Atom Egoyan's 'The Captive' Starring Ryan Reynolds

17 April 2014 9:19 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

Following the announcement of all the hopefully great films that will premiere at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival next month, some of the films are already cranking up the hype machine. One such film is The Captive, a new drama from director Atom Egoyan (Chloe, The Devil's Knot) that stars Ryan Reynolds as a father whose child goes missing when he leaves her alone in his truck for a few minutes while picking up some pie at a local diner. But this isn't your average kidnapping thriller, as there seems to be much more behind the disappearance than meets the eye. This looks like a great thriller and Reynolds needs a good one. Here's the first trailer for Atom Egoyan's The Captive from YouTube: The Captive is directed by Atom Egoyan (Chloe, The Devil's Knot), who also co-wrote the script with David Fraser. The film follows  Matthew and Tina (Ryan »

- Ethan Anderton

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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #104. Atom Egoyan’s The Captive

19 February 2014 7:15 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Captive

Director: Atom Egoyan

Writers: Atom Egoyan, David Fraser

Producers: Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss, Stephen Traynor, Atom Egoyan

U.S. Distributor: Rights Available

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson

While we were a bit disappointed in Egoyan’s 2013 offering, Devil’s Knot, which managed to hit all the rote clichés of an unnecessary and glamorized reenactment of a rather well documented criminal case, we’re holding onto hope for this latest effort, a glossy looking thriller starring some Egoyan regulars (Bruce Greenwood, Speedman) and some American matinee presence. It seems 2009′s Chloe marked a major turning point for Egoyan, whose independent films once had a distinct tone and attitude. While Chloe was a remake of an Anne Fontaine film and Knot was based on actual events, we’re thinking Egoyan has less pressure facing this venture as there shouldn’t be so much weighted preconception. We’re not crazy about the new title, »

- Nicholas Bell

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