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5 items from 2015


‘Fury’ Blu-ray Review

25 February 2015 5:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Brad Pitt, Shia Labeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jim Parrack, Brad William Henke, Kevin Vance, Xavier Samuel, Jason Isaacs, Anamaria Marinca, Alicia von Rittberg, Scott Eastwood, Laurence Spellman, Daniel Betts | Written and Directed by David Ayers

After End of Watch and now Fury writer/director David Ayer has shown a knack for depicting the bond that forms between people when they face death on an endless basis. Fury  falls in line with similar World War II films, like Saving Private Ryan, that do not shy away from the inhuman brutality of war. Fury will fully engage audiences with its intense battle sequences and solid performances, but what it lacks is a consistent thematic message. The weight it builds becomes cheapen as it enters into an over simplification of the glory of war.

When the film begins it appears as if Ayer is content on illustrating the futile »

- Dan Clark

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Efm: Beckinsale, Sevigny reunite for Love & Friendship

3 February 2015 10:12 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Xavier Samuel and Stephen Fry also announced for Whit Stillman’s adaptation of unfinished Jane Austen novella

Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny are to be reunited with The Last Days of Disco director Whit Stillman in Love & Friendship, the Us filmmaker’s adaptation of Jane Austen novella Lady Susan that was left unpublished in her lifetime.

International sales are being handled by Protagonist Pictures, which will be pushing the film at European Film Market (Efm) (Feb 5-13) in Berlin.

Set in the 1790s, Love & Friendship centres on widow Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale), who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the colourful rumours about her dalliances circulating through polite society.

Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.

In addition to Beckinsale and Sevigny, the cast includes Xavier Samuel (Fury) as the object of Lady Susan’s affections and Stephen Fry as Mr Johnson, long-suffering »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Whit Stillman Reteam For ‘Love & Friendship’ – Berlin

2 February 2015 11:15 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

The Last Days Of Disco trio of director Whit Stillman and stars Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny is heading from the 1980s back to the 18th century for Love & Friendship. Shooting begins later this month in Ireland on Stillman’s adaptation of the Jane Austen novella, Lady Susan, which was published after her death. Protagonist Pictures is kicking off international sales at the Efm this week.

Set in the 1790s, Love & Friendship centers on beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale), who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter, Frederica.

The cast also includes Xavier Samuel (The Twilight Saga) as the object of Lady Susan’s affections, and Stephen Fry as Mr Johnson, long-suffering husband to Lady Susan’s friend and confidante »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny Reunite in ‘Love and Friendship’

2 February 2015 11:03 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny will reunite with their “Last Days of Disco” director Whit Stillman for period drama “Love and Friendship,” based on Stillman’s adaptation of the Jane Austen novella “Lady Susan.”

Protagonist will launch international sales at the Berlin Film Festival.

In the film set in the 1790s, Beckinsale will portray the widow Lady Susan Vernon, who has come to the estate of her in-laws to wait out the rumors about her dalliances that are circulating through polite society. She decides to secure a husband for herself and her rather reluctant debutante daughter.

The cast includes Xavier Samuel as the object of Lady Susan’s affections, and Stephen Fry, who’ll play the long-suffering husband to Lady Susan’s friend and confidante portrayed by Sevigny. Filming begins in Ireland this month.

The film is being produced by Stillman, Katie Holly and Lauranne Bourrachot, and co-produced by Raymond van der Kaaij. »

- Dave McNary

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The Birds, Inglourious Basterds Actor Taylor Dead at 84

8 January 2015 6:41 PM, PST | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Rod Taylor dead at 84: Actor best known for 'The Time Machine' and 'The Birds' Rod Taylor, best remembered for the early 1960s movies The Time Machine and The Birds, and for his supporting role as Winston Churchill in Quentin Tarantino's international hit Inglourious Basterds, has died. Taylor suffered a heart attack at his Los Angeles home earlier this morning (January 8, 2015). Born on January 11, 1930, in Sydney, he would have turned 85 on Sunday. Based on H.G. Wells' classic 1895 sci-fi novel, The Time Machine stars Rod Taylor as a H. George Wells, an inventor who comes up with an intricate chair that allows him to travel across time. (In the novel, the Victorian protagonist is referred to simply as the "Time Traveller.") After experiencing World War I and World War II, Wells decides to fast forward to the distant future, ultimately arriving at a place where humankind has been split »

- Andre Soares

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