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Jessica Chastain’s Incredible Rise

29 October 2014 10:54 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

From a newcomer award at the Deauville Film Festival in 2011 to a career tribute this fall, two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain has come a long way in just three years. This year, she has been a part of four films: Christopher Nolan’s potential best picture nominee Interstellar, which opens in select theaters Nov. 5; J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year, which is opening AFI Fest Nov. 6; Liv Ullmann’s Miss Julie, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival; and Ned Benson’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and is a combination of 2013’s The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her and The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him.

After graduating from Juilliard in 2003, Chastain was plucked from relative obscurity by Al Pacino to star in his production of Salome at Los Angeles’ Wadsworth Theatre in 2006. Pacino chronicles »

- Anjelica Oswald

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UK movie releases: November 2014

29 October 2014 3:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

November 7, 2014

Interstellar

Director: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway

Running time: 166 mins

Certificate: 12A

November Man

Director: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Luke Bracey

Running time: 108 mins

Certificate: 15

Say When

Director: Lynn Shelton

Starring: Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz

Running time: 99 mins

Certificate: 15

Set Fire to the Stars

Director: Andy Goddard

Starring: Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones

Running time: 97 mins

Certificate: 15

The Skeleton Twins

Director: Craig Johnson

Starring: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader

Running time: 93 mins

Certificate: 15

November 14, 2014

The Drop

Director: Michaël R. Roskam

Starring: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace

Running time: 106 mins

Certificate: 15

The Imitation Game

Director: Morten Tyldum

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley

Running time: 114 mins

Certificate: 12A

Life Itself

Director: Steve James

Starring: Roger Ebert, Martin Scorsese

Running time: 121 mins

Certificate: 15

Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey

Director: Debbie Issit

Starring: Adam Garcia, Catherine Tate

Running time: 105 mins

Certificate: U

Third Person

Director: Paul Haggis

Starring: Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde »

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'Laggies' Sneak Preview Q & A: Lynn Shelton Changes Her Approach

28 October 2014 2:25 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

With "Laggies," Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton returned to Sundance with her sixth feature. Unlike Shelton's last three Sundance entries, "Touchy Feely," the entirely improvised "Humpday," and 80% improvised "Your Sister's Sister," the writer-director did not write her own script for "Laggies," starring Keira Knightley as a recently engaged woman suffering an identity crisis who befriends a teenager (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her single dad (Sam Rockwell),  For the first time, this was adapted from a book by the writer Andrea Siegel. And Shelton's strong ensemble, including Mark Webber as Knightley's fiance and Jeff Garlin as her father, relied on that script--with just a touch of improvisation as they went.  (My interview with Shelton on "Touchy Feely" is here, "Your Sister's Sister" here.) Shelton was originally going to star Anne Hathaway in the lead role, but when she fell out to do »

- Anne Thompson

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21 Inspiring Quotes From Hollywood's Young Starlets

26 October 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Throughout the years, we've gotten heavy doses of inspiration from some of the most iconic women in history, but we've recently learned that you don't have to be mature to be wise. Jennifer Lawrence, for instance, is only 24, and she had a perfectly eloquent, incredible response to the nude hacking scandal. Chloë Grace Moretz is only 17, and she has plenty to say about love and life. And Lucy Hale might only be 25, but she's already aware of the difficult standards of beauty in the industry. But it doesn't stop there. We've collected 21 amazing quotes from Hollywood's young actresses that would inspire any little girl in the best way. Source: Getty / Allen Berezovsky, Jason Merritt, Paul Archuleta »

- Ryan-Roschke

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Meet the Contenders: Sam Rockwell "Laggies"

25 October 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

Here's abstew with this weekend's profile of an outside Oscar contender. While this weekend's release is not quite as buzzy as other contenders, Rockwell is always worth celebrating.

Sam Rockwell as Craig in Laggies

Best Supporting Actor

Born: November 5, 1968 in San Mateo, California

The Role: Lynn Shelton's latest film (the director's previous work include mumblecore films Humpday and Your Sister's Sister), that premiered at Sundance this year, takes on a story of a woman with arrested development. Megan (Keira Knightley) is in her late 20's and all her friend's are doing adult things like getting married. But when Megan's own boyfriend proposes, she freaks out, goes into a quarter life crisis, and ends up hanging out with a teenage girl (Chloë Grace Moretz), while finding herself drawn to the girl's divorced father (Rockwell).

Rockwell took over in the role of Craig, which was originally supposed to be played by Paul Rudd. »

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'Laggies' Director Lynn Shelton on Connecting To Film About Growing Up Your Own Way

25 October 2014 11:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Lynn Shelton's Laggies, starring Keira Knightley and Chloe Grace Moretz, marks the director's first time helming a film she didn't also script. But she still had a strong connection to the screenplay. "It felt like something I could have written. And I would have written it differently, but I felt such an affinity with [writer Andrea Seigel's] voice," Shelton, who previously wrote and directed the well-received Your Sister's Sister, tells The Hollywood Reporter. "The same things that are important to me as a filmmaker seemed important to her, such as characters really feeling fully fleshed out and like

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- Hilary Lewis

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Laggies Review

24 October 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

[This is a re-post of my review from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.  Laggies opens today in limited release.] There is certain kind of movie that I would describe as a “Sundance Comedy”. They’re technically indie films even though they feature movie stars, and they’re almost always fairly tame. They’re cute at best and forgettable at worst, and Lynn Shelton’s Laggies has the distinction of being both. What begins as a moderately interesting coming-of-age tale eventually devolves into something so light and airy that it’s on the verge of floating away, especially when the characters’ implausible actions do nothing to keep the story grounded. Megan (Keira Knightley) and her high school friends are still best buds ten years after graduating, but Megan feels like she’s started to drift away from them and her high school sweetheart, Anthony (Mark Webber). Their friends are getting married and having kids, and Megan is still trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life. »

- Matt Goldberg

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Laggies | Review

24 October 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

We All Float Down Here: Shelton’s Latest Winning Slice of Arrested Development

Remarkable in the sense that this is her third consecutive film to premiere at Sundance, director Lynn Shelton is one of the few female directors bucking the general trend of having laborious stretches of times between features. Her latest, Laggies, is her first directorial outing where Shelton has not also written the screenplay (Andrea Siegel gets her first credit instead), which divorces the film from a body of work largely improvised and often careening off the cuff to mostly enjoyable effect. While this makes her latest film feel a bit more mainstream, featuring an array of well-known names, it’s also a nicely polished example of familiarity, genuine with its intentions and generally pleasing even as it neglects to say anything we haven’t seen repeatedly from both a male and female perspective.

In her late »

- Nicholas Bell

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Kaitlyn Dever talks about 'Laggies' and on-set teenage camaraderie

24 October 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

It's been a busy fall for young actress Kaitlyn Dever, who appears in Lynn Shelton's Laggies, out Friday, and stars in Jason Reitman's Men, Women & Children. Dever proved her formidable acting chops in last year's Short Term 12 playing an abused teen in a foster-care facility—look no further than the scene in which she reads a children's story her character wrote about an octopus. In the scene, Dever let's her character's disconnected, tough façade slip away. Her performance in that movie and The Spectacular Now got her labeled the "Summer's Indie It Flick Queen" by Teen Vogue. »

- Esther Zuckerman

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‘Laggies’ Review: Keira Knightley Grows Up With the Help of Sam Rockwell and an Anorexic Tortoise

24 October 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

The film landscape is filled with movies about people struggling with the idea of growing up, acting responsible and accepting that they’re an adult, and roughly all of these films feature a man-child as their protagonist. What Lynn Shelton‘s new film Laggies presupposes is… what if one of them was a woman? Megan (Keira Knightley) has been watching from the sidelines as friends get married and start careers and families, but while she’s a bit young for a mid-life crisis that doesn’t stop her from losing her emotional footing when her boyfriend proposes out of the blue. The issue is compounded further when she sees her dad getting a handy from a woman who is most definitely not Megan’s mother, and in shock and disbelief Megan immediately hops in the car and heads out into the night. She meets a teenager named Annika (Chloe Grace Moretz) out front of a Grocery Outlet »

- Rob Hunter

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Keira Knightley Talks about her First Date

24 October 2014 4:22 AM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

In Laggies (in theaters tomorrow), Knightley plays a woman who befriends a high school student (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her father (Rockwell) after she panics when her boyfriend proposes.

Knightley also reveals in the 20 questions that some of her favorite bands in high school included Reef and Nirvana.

"And then who were the ones who did, 'Killing in the name of.F--k you, I won't do what you tell me," she said (and kind of sang), referring to Rage Against the Machine.

"So angry music?" Rockwell asked.

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Exclusive Video Interview With Lynn Shelton On Laggies

23 October 2014 11:09 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Few writer/directors are as good at capturing an adult’s arrested development on film as Lynn Shelton. In her improv-heavy early efforts, such as Humpday and Your Sister’s Sister, she dealt with grown-ups behaving like children. That theme is also present in her latest comedy-drama, Laggies, which debuted at Sundance and more recently, at the Toronto International Film Festival (Tiff).

Shelton’s movies have always been heavy on improvisation (Humpday, for instance, began with a ten-page outline with no dialogue. The final draft was written in the editing room), but with Laggies, she worked with a witty pre-written script from Andrea Seigel. Laggies also marks a departure for the filmmaker in the sense that it had her biggest budget yet as well as an A-list cast, which includes Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz and Sam Rockwell.

Back at Tiff, I landed an exclusive interview with Shelton and she »

- Jordan Adler

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Principal Photography Begins On The 5th Wave Starring Chloe Grace Moretz

23 October 2014 8:17 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Principal photography has commenced on the highly anticipated motion picture The 5th Wave, Columbia Pictures’ adaptation of the bestselling young adult novel. The action-adventure film is directed by J Blakeson, with a screenplay by Susannah Grant, based on the book by Rick Yancey. The producers are Tobey Maguire, Graham King, Lynn Harris, and Matthew Plouffe. Denis O’Sullivan and Richard Middleton are the executive producers.

Slated for domestic release on January 29, 2016, The 5th Wave stars Chloe Grace Moretz as Cassie, Nick Robinson as Ben Parishaka “Zombie,” Ron Livingston as Dad/Oliver, Maggie Siff as Mom/Lisa, Alex Roe as Evan Walker, Maika Monroe as Ringer, Zackary Arthur as Sam, and Liev Schreiber as Vosch.

In The 5th Wave, set in the present day, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated.  Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 16-year-old Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. »

- Michelle McCue

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The 5th Wave begins shoot

23 October 2014 4:59 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ya adaptation stars Chloë Grace Moretz.

Principal photography has commenced on Columbia Pictures’ Ya adaptation The 5th Wave starring Chloë Grace Moretz, set to open in the Us on January 29, 2016.

J Blakeson directs from a screenplay by Susannah Grant, based on the book by Rick Yancey

The story centres on teenager Cassie Sullivan (Moretz) who attempts to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population.

The 5th Wave also stars Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maggie Siff, Alex Roe, Maika Monroe, Zackary Arthur and Liev Schreiber.

Tobey Maguire produces alongside Graham King, Lynn Harris and Matthew Plouffe, while Denis O’Sullivan and Richard Middleton are the executive producers.

Hannah Minghella and Andrea Giannetti oversee the project for the studio.  »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Edward Snowden Documentary ‘Citizenfour’, Sweden’s ‘Force Majeure': Specialty Box Office Preview

23 October 2014 3:33 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Last year, RADiUS scored at the box office and in Awards Season with its documentary 20 Feet From Stardom (nearly $4.95 million and Best Documentary Feature Oscar win). This year, it may have another non-fiction awards behemoth, hitting theaters this weekend.

Citizenfour, directed by journalist and filmmaker Laura Poitras, tells the story of Nsa leaker Edward Snowden as he disclosed massive domestic U.S. government spying. The film unfolds in real time as Poitras and Guardian colleague Glenn Greenwald, working on a long-term project about government surveillance, were contacted online by a mysterious source calling himself “Citizenfour.” The film, completed in secret while Poitras was in self-imposed virtual exile, alleges even more Nsa overreaching at home and abroad than just what came out of the massive pile of U.S. documents Snowden leaked.

Another potential awards contender also arrives in U.S. theaters this weekend: Sweden’s entry for Foreign Language Oscar, »

- Brian Brooks

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Box office preview: 'Ouija' faces off against 'John Wick'

23 October 2014 3:24 PM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Keanu Reeves, once one of Hollywood's most bankable stars, will be competing against a board game thriller this weekend as John Wick opens against Ouija. In this case, it looks like the teen screamers might have the edge despite the overall stellar reviews for Reeves' revenge pic—the latest R-rated film to hit a particularly crowded market. St. Vincent also expands nationwide after playing for two weeks in limited release, but its unlikely to crack the top five. Here's how things might play out: 1. Ouija — $20 million In our board game adaptation happy marketplace, it's kind of incredible that a movie »

- Lindsey Bahr

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Keira Knighley on Laggies, Imitation Game, and Hating High School

23 October 2014 1:15 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Keira Knightly can’t help it, really, but she doesn’t quite come across like “one of us.” Which is why it’s such a treat to see her in Laggies, Lynn Shelton’s latest comedy about adults failing miserably at adulthood. Brandishing a decent American accent, the willowy Brit plays a woman adrift in her late 20s who takes a weeklong break from her life to live with a high-school girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) she met while buying her alcohol and her divorcée lawyer dad (Sam Rockwell at his funny, sexy best). It may well be Knightley’s most relatable performance since Bend It Like Beckham. Vulture caught up with her at the Toronto Film Festival, where she was also promoting her role as pioneering Wwi math genius and WWII code-breaker Joan Clarke, opposite Benedict Cumberbatch’s Alan Turing, in the historical thriller The Imitation Game, which has her »

- Jada Yuan

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'The 5th Wave' Begins Production with Chloe Moretz

23 October 2014 12:54 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Principal photography has commenced on the highly anticipated motion picture The 5th Wave, Columbia Pictures' adaptation of the bestselling young adult novel. The action-adventure film is directed by J Blakeson, with a screenplay by Susannah Grant, based on the book by Rick Yancey. The producers are Tobey Maguire, Graham King, Lynn Harris, and Matthew Plouffe. Denis O'Sullivan and Richard Middleton are the executive producers.

Slated for domestic release on January 29, 2016, The 5th Wave stars Chloe Moretz as Cassie, Nick Robinson as Ben Parish aka "Zombie," Ron Livingston as Dad/Oliver, Maggie Siff as Mom/Lisa, Alex Roe as Evan Walker, Maika Monroe as Ringer, Zackary Arthur as Sam, and Liev Schreiber as Vosch.

In The 5th Wave, set in the present day, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 16-year-old Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. »

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‘Laggies’ Director Lynn Shelton on the Need for More Flawed Women on Screen

23 October 2014 12:45 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Filmmaker Lynn Shelton didn’t direct her first film until after she’d turned 40, but she’s been plenty active since her 2006 debut, “We Go Way Back.” In addition to helming episodes of television shows like “Mad Men” and “New Girl,” she’s directed six films. Her latest, “Laggies,” comes out in wide release this week after a successful showing at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. “Laggies” follows Meg (Keira Knightley), a woman in her 20s who runs away when her boyfriend (Mark Webber) proposes at her friend’s (Ellie Kemper) wedding. She ends up bunking with a high schooler (Chloe Grace Moretz) and her single father (Sam Rockwell) as she tries to figure out what to do with her life. The film made sense for Shelton, who said she knows a thing or two about “long, circuitous” routes leading to her calling in life.

This is the first film that »

- Kevin Noonan

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Top 10 movies about female friendships

23 October 2014 10:04 AM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

Female friendships are a thing of beauty.  Robust, complicated, endearing, intense, and any other adjective you can think of.  Sure, a lot of movies revolve around girlfriends talking about men and the various heartaches, hardships, and passionate feelings menfolk bring, but it’s those movies that feature genuine relationships that pass the Bechdel test that we love the best.  The test is simple, really:  Have a movie with at least two female characters who talk to one another about something other than man.  Surprisingly – or perhaps not – many mainstream films fail this simple test.  For those that do pass with flying colours, they’re likely to end up on our list of the top 10 movies that deal with female friendships in its many forms.

Keira Knightley and Chloe Grace Moretz throw their hats into the friendship ring in this week's release, Laggies.  When Megan (Knightley) hits a quarter-life crises, she »

- Rachel West

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