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The Atx Television Festival has announced the currently running shows that will be attending the event in Austin, Texas from June 4th to the 7th. The main highlight of the new entries is the presence of the FX series Justified. The appearance of the creators and castmembers at the Atx Festival will mark their first public interaction since the series finale airs in a few weeks, and will also give the show’s crew one more chance to go around the victory lap. Attendees have not been announced yet, but it has been confirmed that creator Graham Yost will be present.
Yost will also be on hand to discuss the show Boomtown, which he also created, and which will be part of a panel titled “Cancelled Too Soon”. Yost will be joined by numerous individuals involved in the show, including producer Jon Avnet and castmembers Neal McDonough, Mykelti Williamson, and Jason Gedrick. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
I caught Ryan Gosling’s feature Lost River at Austin’s SXSW, and it ended up one of the best films of the festival. There’s much to come on Shock, including a full review and video sit down with Gosling and stars Iain de Caestecker and Saoirse Ronan, but suffice to say the film is unsettling and…
- Samuel Zimmerman
In a clear example of how the distribution market is changing everyday, Nikole Beckwith's Sundance drama "Stockholm, Pennsylvania" has been slated for a run on the Lifetime channel. Starring Saoirse Ronan and Cynthia Nixon, writer-director Beckwith's debut will focus on a teenage girl (Ronan) who was kidnapped as a child and the difficulties she and her mother (Nixon) face in adjusting back to "normal" life after her rescue. In an interview with Women and Hollywood, Beckwith described how she came up with the film's thoughtfully original premise: "I grew up during a time when there were a lot of focal kidnapping cases. I think the sensationalism surrounding them became part of my worldview very early, both in the vulnerability of being a child and the predatory culture which surrounds growing up as or into a woman." She continued, "Part of that sensationalism and our strange voyeuristic hunger towards...
- Inkoo Kang
Author Matt Zoller Seitz has published a continuation of his superb book The Wes Anderson Collection (2013), entitled (deep breath) The Wes Anderson Collection: The Grand Budapest Hotel. The former is a detailed look at Anderson’s output so far, influences, meaning and interpretation of his work; the latter covers exclusively Anderson’s latest, The Grand Budapest Hotel. This is far more than a bolted on sequel, however, and one of the reasons we know this is because Clothes on Film editor Christopher Laverty was asked to contribute a chapter. More than that, it has recently joined The New York Times bestseller list.
A pretty, candy-coloured slab of hardback, Seitz’s follow up is meticulous, painstaking even; leaving no stone unturned on Wes Anderson’s most complete film yet. It features interviews with key members of cast and crew, including Anderson himself, and most exciting for readers of this website, a »
- Lord Christopher Laverty
The movie from first-time director Nikole Beckwith had mixed reviews out of Sundance. It’s set to premiere May 2 on Lifetime.
The film revolves around a woman (Ronan) who is kidnapped as a child. After 17 years of living in a basement with her abductor, she struggles to adjust after returning home to her biological parents.
- Seth Kelley
Read More: Sxswl Guillermo del Toro Got Ryan Gosling to Unpack the Secrets Behind 'Lost River' It's been a long road for "Lost River" since its anticipated Cannes premiere in May of last year. The directorial debut of Oscar-nominated Ryan Gosling was met with as much buzz as it was backlash, but as evidenced by the fanfare surrounding the film's North American debut at SXSW, this is still one film moviegoers are eager to check out. A macabre and fantastical film set against the backdrop of a fading city, "Lost River" centers on an impoverished, struggling mother (Christina Hendricks of "Mad Men" fame) who is immersed in a dangerous mystery after her teenage son finds a secret road that leads to an underwater town. Coming Soon recently sat down with Gosling as well as co-stars Saoirse Ronan and Iain De Caestecker, and talked everything from vampires to rats to nightmares. »
- David Canfield
Happy St. Patrick's Day! We're celebrating the day with a pot of gold: hotties such as Fifty Shades of Grey's Jamie Dornan and Prometheus hunk Michael Fassbender. Good looks must be part of the luck of the Irish. But these aren't the only stars we're celebrating with. One Direction babe Niall Horan and stunning actress Saoirse Ronan are also among some of our favorite Irish stars who hail from the land of leprechauns. Feast your eyes on these celebrities from the Emerald Isle! Photos: See which stars hail from Ireland! »
Ryan Gosling gets people in the mood for romance! The actor attended a SXSW Film Festival panel over the weekend to discuss his directorial debut, Lost River, when a member of the audience stole the show. A woman sitting in the front row decided not to ask about the film, but instead seized the opportunity and proposed to her girlfriend. "I think your film was amazing," the woman told the panel. "And I'm going to kind of take away from it for a second, if I can, and ask my girlfriend of 11 years if she'll marry me." Gosling and the film's cast, which included Saoirse Ronan and his girlfriend Eva Mendes, all made audible gasps upon hearing the proposal and applauded the »
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve rounded up some film gems from the Emerald Isle for our quiz on Irish movies and our favourite Irish actors. From our born-and-bred Irish favourites like Cillian Murphy, Colin Farrell and Liam Neeson, actors who hold a dual citizenship with Ireland like Daniel Day-Lewis, Saoirse Ronan and Michael Fassbender and pretty much anyone who has ever found themselves in a Neil Jordan film, we just can’t get enough of Ireland on the big screen.
See if the luck o' the Irish is on your side in our quiz below!
- Rachel West
Madrid – Brit actor Oliver Jackson-Cohen (NBC’s “Dracula,” “World Without End”) will star in “The Healer,” a feel-good drama marking Spanish director Paco Arango’s follow-up to his standout 2011 debut “Maktub” that will be produced by Enrique Posner (“Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!” “Pan’s Labyrinth,” ”Justin and the Knights of Valor”).
Based on what Posner describes as a “highly personal original script,” “The Healer” is in itself a highly singular and inspiring project, yoking Arango’s love of filmmaking and his continuing life battle to help children fight cancer: A large portion of the proceeds from “The Healer” will be destined to help Paul Newman’s camps for seriously ill children (https://www.seriousfunnetwork.org/), where Arango is a board member.
Written by Arango, and set to roll June 6 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, “The Healer” is produced by Arango and Posner, using Arango’s Calcon shingle, and by »
- John Hopewell
Such a prince! Ryan Gosling stepped out of the spotlight at an event for his new movie Lost River, and turned the attention of the crowd toward one special audience member. The hunky star, 34, took the stage at the 2015 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, March 14, to promote his debut directorial effort. He was joined by a panel of the film's actors, including Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, and his love Eva Mendes, but the star-studded cast wasn't quite as [...] »
Ryan Gosling knows how to inspire romance.
At the U.S. premiere of Gosling's directorial debut Lost River at SXSW, a woman in the audience took the opportunity to ask her girlfriend to marry her.
Video: Flashback: Watch 18-Year-Old Ryan Gosling's Adorable Pick-Up Attempt
When the moderator called on her, she said, "I think your film is amazing. [But] I'm gonna kind of take away from it for a second if I can, and ask my girlfriend of 11 years if she'll marry me."
Gosling and the cast were visibly stunned and elated, with Mendes and Ronan covering their mouths in excitement. Ryan even walked over to pass the woman his mic to make the moment even more perfect.
Her girlfriend »
One of the bigger stories out of last year's Cannes Film Festival was the less-than-positive response given to Lost River, the directorial debut of Ryan Gosling. I am sure some of that was amped up in the press due to Gosling's celebrity and, therefore, clickability, but if you were visiting movie websites at the time, it was kind of a difficult story to avoid. I was still curious though. I am not a big fan of Gosling as an actor, but perhaps he would sync up better with me when he is behind the camera. Turns out, not so much. The man has talent, definitely, but I think he needs to learn the difference between being a visual stylist and visual storyteller. He has the stylization in spades, it's the story that could use some work. The title Lost River refers to the town where this story takes place, a »
- Mike Shutt
Sally Field took SXSW by storm on Saturday afternoon with “Hello, My Name is Doris,” a dramedy from director Michael Showalter that will certainly be one of the big discoveries out of this year’s festival.
Field plays the titular character, a 60-something hoarder from Staten Island who develops a crush, which quickly escalates into an obsession, on her much younger co-worker (Max Greenfield). The movie is based on a 2011 short by the script’s co-writer Laura Terruso, called “Doris & the Intern.”
“Certainly I’ve never read anything as unique as this character,” Field said at an audience Q&A session following the screening, where she received a standing ovation. “You get to a certain point, after being in the business for a long time, you read the same thing over and over again. There’s nothing that blows your skirt off. This blew my skirt way up.”
Showalter infuses “Hello, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
“A Dark ‘Goonies.’ Cool, I’m in.” That was the reaction given in text message by Chromatics member/composer Johnny Jewel to Ryan Gosling, when the actor gave him the script for his first directorial project, “Lost River” (previously titled “How To Catch A Monster”). An apt summation for Gosling to hear, it proved a worthy touchpoint for the “Blue Valentine” actor to focus the swarm of ideas in his writing and directing debut, a self-described “neon-colored fairy tale” that stars Ian De Caestecker, Saoirse Ronan, Christina Hendricks, and Matt Smith as citizens of a bizarro urban wasteland. Held under strict secrecy during its production, the film finally premiered at Cannes last year to a particularly scathing reaction — it fell prey to the most exaggerated dismissals available, while others like us saw it as a greatly flawed but ambitious venture worth a look. It’s been mostly silence from Gosling in the year that followed, »
- Charlie Schmidlin
A grownup storybook of a movie spun out of candy-colored nonsense that challenges you to embrace its falseness and deny its romance. I’m “biast” (pro): love Wes Anderson
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Thank god for Wes Anderson. Our entertainment ecosystem may be one of bland tediousness in which creatively bankrupt movie machines spit out the same stories over and over again, but once in a while Anderson will commute from the other plane of existence he lives on — I imagine the colors are brighter there, and the air always faintly redolent of baking cookies — to bestow upon us a cinematic bonbon such as The Grand Budapest Hotel. Anderson’s boons are a torment as much as a treat, of course, reminders of just how unoriginal almost everyone else making movies is. Somehow, I endure them anyway.
- MaryAnn Johanson
Fast & Furious 7
Director: James Wan
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Running time: 110 mins
Cobain: Montage of Heck
Director: Brett Morgen
Running time: 132 mins
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Starring: Adam Scott, Craig Robinson
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Starring: Saoirse Ronan, »
Previously announced guests at the fest, which is headed by Grainne Humphreys, include Kenneth Branagh, who will screen “Cinderella”; Alan Rickman, who will showcase his period film “A Little Chaos”; and Russell Crowe, who presents his directorial debut “The Water Diviner.”
- Leo Barraclough
A couple of key release date changes have taken place in the last few days, including several of this summer's key titles. 20th Century Fox in particular has shaken up its slate, playing musical chairs with three of its upcoming titles.
The "Poltergeist" remake has been moved up by two months to May 22nd, as a result the Melissa McCarthy comedy "Spy" has been pushed out of that slot and back two weeks to June 5th. On top of that, the road trip tale "Paper Towns" has been moved out of that June 5th slot and into the old "Poltergeist" slot on July 24th.
They aren't the only studio shaking things up though. Stx Entertainment has unveiled its slate of films with an untitled Blumhouse thriller opening July 31st, the remake of the acclaimed "The Secret in their Eyes" opening October 23rd, the horror tale "The Boy" opening January 22nd »
- Garth Franklin
Awards season has transformed into pretty much a 12 month a year event (outside of maybe a few weeks in June) which means there is news to report about some of the more anticipated prestige players of 2015. Fox Searchlight announced today that John Crowley's acclaimed romantic drama "Brooklyn" will hit theaters in platform release on Nov. 6. The tearjerker was one of the big surprises at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival where it screened out of competition (read my review here). Stars Saoirse Ronan, Michael Zegen, Domhnall Gleeson and Julie Walters are all potential acting category contenders and Nick Hornby delivers another wonderful screenplay adaptation after last year's "Wild." Screenings at Telluride or Toronto seem likely, but a slot at the New York Film Festival just makes too much sense, doesn't it? Tom Hooper's "The Danish Girl" also found a release date today as Focus Features announced it will open in New »
- Gregory Ellwood
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