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Laggies Review

24 minutes ago | 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

4 hours ago | 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

6 hours ago | 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

9 hours ago | 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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Exclusive Video Interview With Lynn Shelton On Laggies

17 hours ago | 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

20 hours ago | 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 hours ago | 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. »

- MovieWeb

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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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Sam Rockwell on 'Laggies,' Dancing in Movies, and Playing More Subdued Roles

23 October 2014 8:15 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

When you think of Sam Rockwell, the word "subdued" isn't necessarily the first thing to come to mind. Manic maybe, or hyper. An unexpectedly good dancer. But seeing him play a world-weary single dad in the upcoming romantic comedy "Laggies" opposite Keira Knightley feels like a bit of a departure for the actor.

According to Rockwell, his character Craig comes a lot closer to his actual demeanour than the "psychos" and "anarchists" that he's played in the past. In the film, the latest from "Your Sister's Sister" director Lynn Shelton, he plays a lawyer and dad to a high school student (Chloë Grace Moretz) who befriends a 28-year-old slacker with a serious case of arrested development (Knightley) looking to hide out from her future and fiancé for a week.

With the unconventional romantic comedy out this Friday, Moviefone Canada sat down with Rockwell during the Toronto International Film Festival to »

- Rick Mele

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Weekend Movies & TV: 'John Wick,' 'The Hunger Games,' 'Jane the Virgin,' & More (Video)

23 October 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

This weekend, Keanu Reeves plays a retired legendary assassin out for revenge in the bloody action movie "John Wick," "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is now streaming on Netflix, while Quentin Tarantino's "Django Unchained" will be available on October 25, and the new CW dramedy "Jane the Virgin" airs its third episode Monday night at 9 p.m. with its first two episodes available now on Hulu.

Also in theaters this weekend: In "Ouija," a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. "White Bird in a Blizzard" follows a teenage girl (Shailene Woodley) whose life is thrown into chaos when her mother (Eva Green) disappears. "Laggies" stars Keira Knightley as a 28-year-old in the throes of a quarter-life crisis who goes to live with her new 16-year-old (Chloe Grace Moretz) after her boyfriend proposes to her. "Citizenfour" follows »

- Jonny Black

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The Tale of Princess Kaguya Movie Review

22 October 2014 4:17 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

The Tale Of Princess Kaguya Gkids Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:    B+ Director:  Isao Takahata Screenwriter:  Isao Takahata Cast:  Dubbed version: Chloë Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, Lucy Liu, Beau Bridges, James Marsden, Oliver Platt, Dean Cain. Subtitled version: Aki Asakura, Kengo Kora, Takeo Chii, Nobuko Miyamoto, Atsuko Takahata, Tomoko Tabata, Tatekawa, Takaya Kamikawa, Hikaru Ijuin, Ryudo Uzaki, Nakamura Shichinosuke II, Isao Hashizume, Yukiji Asaoka, Tatsuya Nakadai Screened at:  Review 2, NYC, 10/14/15 Opens:  October 17, 2014 If your high school World History course was like mine, you spent a little time on Greece and Rome, another few weeks on medieval  [ Read More ]

The post The Tale of Princess Kaguya Movie Review appeared first on Shockya.com. »

- Harvey Karten

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PalmStar Media, Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Set $200 Million in Annual Financing Deal

22 October 2014 3:34 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

PalmStar Media Capital has closed a multi-year financing agreement with Thunder Road Pictures, giving the production company access to more than $200 million in equity annually.

“Thunder Road has a long track record of success with both mid-size indie films and larger studio tentpoles,” company head Basil Iwanyk said. “This collaboration gives us tremendous flexibility in growing both sides of the business.”

Thunder Road will use the funds to fully finance and produce five to six “star-driven” independent films in the $20 to $50 million budget range per year, along with financing and co-financing the development and production of larger studio projects. The deal also provides more than $5 million in annual development capital for Thunder Road.

The deal comes at a time when studios are pulling back on mid-budget movies in order to focus on tentpoles and franchises.

Thunder Road and PalmStar said the partnership grew out of production of the Keanu Reeves action/thriller “John Wick, »

- Dave McNary

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Kaitlyn Dever Talks Laggies, Working with Lynn Shelton, the Lesson She Learned from Keira Knightley, The Greens Are Gone, and More

22 October 2014 12:42 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Kaitlyn Dever is one of film and television’s fastest rising and most versatile young actresses and 2014 has been another busy year for her.  She stars in Lynn Shelton’s new comedy, Laggies, opening October 24th, in a supporting role with Keira Knightley and Chloë Grace Moretz playing a hard partying teenager with a sarcastic sense of humor who says whatever’s on her mind.  She also stars in Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children opposite Jennifer Garner which hit theaters last weekend.  Finally, she’s currently starring in the popular ABC sitcom, Last Man Standing, which followed her recurring role in the acclaimed FX drama Justified. I recently landed an exclusive interview with Dever who talked about her reaction when she first read the script for Laggies, the appeal of the role, finding the right mindset to play Misty, the important lesson she learned from Knightley, what she enjoyed most about working with Shelton, »

- Sheila Roberts

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UK Trailer & Poster For ‘Say When’ Starring Knightley & Moretz

22 October 2014 11:53 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

With the release date fast approaching, a new UK trailer has been released for Say When, starring Keira Knightley and Chloe Grace Moretz.

Having spent her twenties comfortably inert, 28 year-old Megan (Knightley) reaches a crisis when she finds herself squarely in adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to pursue any and no one to relate to, including her high school boyfriend (Mark Webber). When he proposes, Megan panics and given an opportunity to escape – at least temporarily – she hides out in the home of her new friend, 16 year-old Annika (Moretz) and Annika’s world-weary single dad (Sam Rockwell).

Lynn Shelton, whose unique directorial voice created such astutely observed comedies as Your Sister’S Sister and Humpday, crafts a warm, funny romantic journey of three people who find their lives intertwined in sudden, unexpected ways, as they try to make their way in the imperfect reality of modern day life. »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Review: Laggies

22 October 2014 3:33 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Plot: An aimless young woman, debating whether or not she should marry her longtime sweetheart, escapes from her life for a week and lives with a teenaged acquaintance and her lawyer father. Review: Laggies is lucky it has such a good cast, because without the likes of Keira Knightley, Sam Rockwell and Chloe Grace Moretz buoying it, it would find itself sinking under the weight of its silly cliches and predictable narrative. Basically a feature-length sitcom with pretensions of tugging »

- Eric Walkuski

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